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Machu Picchu & Peru

Duration:

6 Days / 5 Nights

early signup:

$1,295

(60+ days before departure)

regular:

$1,495

Never any hidden fees!

Is This Trip For You?

Perú is one of the most unique countries in the world. Aside from being home to 30 of the world’s 32 distinct climates, it boasts an extremely rich cultural heritage that has been passed down from communities and civilizations dating to long before the famous Inca Empire.

We take you to Machu Picchu - one of the Seven New Wonders of the World, the famous Rainbow Mountain, and all around Cusco, the ancient capital of the Inca Empire.

Start

Alejandro Velasco Astete International Airport (CUZ) 
To ensure included transportation: 
Plan to arrive Day 1 by 12:00 PM

Finish

Alejandro Velasco Astete International Airport (CUZ) 
To ensure included transportation: 
Plan to depart Day 6 after 9:00 AM

Physical Activity:

Light

This trip is relaxing and includes light activities with optional moderate activities.  Participants can decide how much time they spend being active. No physical preparation is required to make the most of the experience.

Physical Activity:

Moderate

This trip is a good mix of activity and relaxation and includes moderate physical activities.  Participants should expect to be active 3-4 hours most days. An active lifestyle is helpful though not required to enjoy the trip.

Physical Activity:

High

This trip is for those who enjoy being physically challenged and reaping the rewards. It includes moderate to intense physical activities and participants should expect to be active 6-8 hours most days. Participants should have an active lifestyle.

Trip Overview

Day 1

Cusco, The Capital of the Incan Empire

Arrive in Cusco (CUZ) before 12:00 PM and take the included transportation to our boutique hotel. 

Get to know your new friends as you begin to acclimate at 11,200 feet and take it easy as you explore the Historic center of Cusco. 

See Cusco's incredible Plaza de Armas at night and feel like you've gone back in time.

Day 2

Cultural Immersion

Drive to the upper part of the Sacred Valley as we visit a small indigenous community in Chinchero.  

Learn how the Quechua people live in the Andes and see firsthand what their spiritual connection to earth & each other means to them.

You'll get to participate in traditions that have been passed down for thousands of years during this community outreach project we've developed with the locals exclusively for Under30Experiences.  

From there, drive through the Sacred Valley and see the Urubamba River as you head to the town of Ollantaytambo where you'll catch the train to Aguas Calientes at the base of Machu Picchu. Alternatively, you could also take the sacred Inca Trail hike to Machu Picchu.

Day 3

Machu Picchu

Wake up early and catch the bus from Aguas Calientes up to the winding road to Machu Picchu.

"The Lost City of the Incas" will take your breath away as you weave through the paths and tour this preserved piece of history.

Explore Machu Picchu with a local guide who will explain the history and magic of this site. After trying to get a selfie with a llama, take the train and bus back to Cusco and reflect on the beauty of what you just experienced.

Day 4

Explore Historical Cusco

Cusco represents the center of the Quechua culture in the Andes and just by walking the streets you can see the layers of history come alive.

We'll explore the Capital of the Incas like a local as we head up to the famous Christo Blanco to find the most beautiful views of the city.

Wander through the artisanal market to find beautiful multi-colored alpaca wool sweaters for friends back home. At night, enjoy the local fare as we have dinner in Cusco's, "Plaza de Armas."

Day 5

Rainbow Mountain

Today you'll journey southeast of Cusco and climb even higher into the Andes for a colorful adventure that is both challenging and rewarding.  

Don't forget your coca leaves as you hike up to above 16,000 feet and earn yourself some stunning views of Vinicunca: the famous Rainbow Mountain.  

Once you've taken in the vibrant mountainside, head back to Cusco where you'll have some time to relax and take one last stroll around town before we get together for our final dinner together.

Day 6

Relaxation & Departure

Today is our last breakfast together before heading back or continuing your adventure. 

Say goodbye to the amazing new travel buddies you've made and adios to beautiful Cusco.

Feel free to stay and explore more of the Andes or take the provided transportation back to the Cusco airport. 

As our Under30Experiences trip comes to a close, we hope you keep in touch with our awesome community and your new friends.

Looking for a more active challenge in Peru? Hike the legendary Inca Trail with Under30Experiences instead!

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What's Included

We've got you covered:

-6 days / 5 nights in double accommodations
-5 breakfasts, 1 lunch, 4 dinners
-Pickup at Cusco (CUZ) Airport
-Train to Machu Picchu and all entrance fees
-Transportation to the Rainbow Mountain and all entrance fees
-Guides and transportation to cultural experiences
-Under30Experiences Trip Leader
-The chance to meet kick-ass people
-Taxes always included, never hidden fees, & NO blackout dates
-Book with confidence: it's free to switch your trip more than 30 days out

*Travelers responsible for international airfare to and from Peru
*Accommodations can vary but will be the same quality

When should I book my flight?
Plan to arrive Day 1 by 12:00 PM and to depart Day 6 after 9:00 AM local time
*Please wait to book your flight until you receive an email from us with more details

Duration:

6 Days / 5 Nights

early signup:

$1,295

(60+ days before departure)

regular:

$1,495

Never any hidden fees!

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