Machu Picchu Getaway (ISP)

4 Day Package from Cusco to Cusco

Your Monograms Machu Picchu vacation package delivers everything you need to experience this ancient site and the age-old culture of the Sacred Valley. You’ll be greeted by your Local Host as you arrive in Cusco, and enjoy lunch and a private tour through Urubamba Valley and the Sacred Valley of the Incas. Browse the exquisite, hand-woven textiles, rugs, alpaca sweaters, and handmade Peruvian jewelry found at Pisac Market before visiting Ollantaytambo to see fine examples of Incan building and masonry.

Board the Vistadome Train for Aguas Calientes—at the foot of the mountain where Machu Picchu remains as the “Lost City of the Incas.” You’ll ascend to the ruins high above the steep valley and tropical jungle for a guided tour of this fascinating site. See the temple ruins, holy houses, and mile-long aqueduct along with your expert Local Guide to bring the mysteries of pre-Columbian Machu Picchu to life. Return to Cusco for a day of leisure to explore sites of Incan and Spanish history. Your Peru trip to Machu Picchu is a once-in-a-lifetime experience shared with the expertise and ease as only Monograms can!


Always Included:

Your Choice of Hotels

We've carefully screened and selected the right hotels in the heart of the destination and you can choose your accommodations to match your style and budget.

Local Host

In Cusco

Meals Included

Buffet breakfast daily; 2 lunches

Sightseeing & Activities

Sightseeing with a Local Guide, inside visits, and special features are shown in UPPERCASE

Baggage Handling

Monograms has taken care of porterage at your hotel, so feel free to let the bellman help get your luggage to your room with no tipping required.

Day-By-Day 2019

FEATURED HIGHLIGHT

Explore some of the most famous ruins in the world, Machu Picchu, in this Monograms vacation. Your expert guide will introduce this mysterious ancient citadel and show you some of the best places for photo opportunities during your included tour!

DAY
1
CUSCO–SACRED VALLEY

Arrive in Cusco where you will be met by your Local Host. Together, embark on a PRIVATE TOUR into the Urubamba Valley and the Sacred Valley of the Incas for lunch. Visit the market town of PISAC, where you can buy handmade rugs, alpaca sweaters, and jewelry at bargain prices. At the other end of the valley, visit OLLANTAYTAMBO to see some of the finest examples of Inca masonry. Stay overnight in the Sacred Valley.

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DAY
2
SACRED VALLEY–MACHU PICCHU–CUSCO

This morning, transfer to the Ollanta train station where you will board the Vistadome TRAIN for a short journey through the lush Urubamba Valley to Aguas Calientes, the town at the base of the mountain where MACHU PICCHU, the “Lost City of the Incas,” is located. Upon arrival, transfer to a motorcoach for the ascent to the legendary ruins high above the steep valley overlaid with dense tropical jungle. On a GUIDED TOUR, explore this intact fortress with its temple remains, holy houses, and mile-long aqueduct. Your Local Guide will bring you closer to the lives and mysteries still hidden in these amazing structures built by the Pre-Columbian masters of this sacred land. Later this afternoon, return by train to Cusco, the ancient capital of the Incas.

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DAY
3
CUSCO

Enjoy a full day at leisure to explore the city of Cusco. Perhaps take an optional walking tour to learn more about the Incas and their struggle against invading Spaniards. Visits include the imposing Cathedral and the Inca Temple of the Sun, Koricancha, which became the Spaniards’ Santo Domingo Monastery.

Breakfast Breakfast

DAY
4
CUSCO

Your vacation ends after breakfast this morning.

Breakfast Breakfast

Transportation

As outlined in the day-by-day itinerary

Included Hotels

Sacred Valley

Posada Del Inca Yucay

Plaza Manco 11 De Yucay 123
Sacred Valley, Peru

Check-in - 14:00
Check-out - 10:00

Bursting with character, the Posada Del Inca Yucay is the leader in boutique hotels in the Sacred Valley. Featuring a rustic ambiance with modern comforts, dynamite local cuisine, and friendly service, it makes for a memorable stay in one of the most remarkable places in the world. The colonial-style former monastery is surrounded by views of the Andes and beautiful gardens - a leisurely and soothing escape.

Location & Highlights

The Posada del Inca Yucay is located in the heart of the Sacred Valley, a one-hour drive from the ancient Inca capital of Cusco and close to Machu Picchu.

Room Amenities

  • Internet Access
  • Television
  • Cable/Satellite
  • Phone
  • Voicemail
  • In-Room Safe
  • Desk
  • Air Conditioning
  • Room Service
  • Alarm Clock
  • Climate Control
  • Wake-Up Calls

Hotel Amenities

  • Gift Shop
  • Currency Exchange
  • Concierge desk
  • Restaurant On-Site
  • Parking/Valet
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Business Center
  • Luggage Storage
Each of the hotel's 88 comfortable and spacious guestrooms feature individually controlled heating, digital safe, Wi-Fi, and bathrooms with both a tub and shower.

Other Hotel

Monograms offers an impressive choice of hotels pre-selected for their location, amenities and service. When booking your package check to see what other hotels are available for your dates. Some hotels may not be available for this package.

Sacred Valley
Cusco

Hotel Aranwa Sacred Valley

Antigua Hacienda Yaravilca
Urubamba Valley, Peru

Check-in - 12:00
Check-out - 9:00

The riverside lands of an 18-century colonial hacienda have been restored into an exclusive 115-room hotel, comprising rural elegance within the hacienda and minimalist design in modern deluxe rooms. Complete with three restaurants, a 2,500 sq meter spa & wellness center with three hydrotherapy pools, art gallery, on-site museum, orchid pyramid and movie room, this hotel offers superior service and comfort, both inside your room and out of it - the perfect way to spend your time in this mystical part of the world.

Location & Highlights

From Cusco en route to Machu Picchu, this luxurious hotel welcomes visitors into the Inca Empire of the Sacred Valley. Luxurious grounds and accommodations combine with world-class cuisine and service to make your stay unforgettable.

Room Amenities

  • Iron/Ironing Board
  • Cable/Satellite
  • Internet Access
  • Mini-bar
  • In-Room Safe
  • Climate Control
  • Window Opens
  • Daily Housekeeping
  • Air Conditioning
  • Hair Dryer
  • Television
  • Phone
  • Voicemail
  • Complimentary Toiletries
  • Alarm Clock
  • Wake-Up Calls
  • Desk
  • Room Service

Hotel Amenities

  • Fitness Room
  • ATM
  • Parking/Valet
  • Ice Machine
  • Beauty Salon
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Business Center
  • Concierge desk
  • Spa Services
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Gift Shop
  • Currency Exchange
  • Restaurant On-Site
  • Pool
  • Luggage Storage

Libertador Tambo del Inca

Av. Ferrocaril s/n Urubamba
Urubamba Valley, Peru

Check-in - 15:00
Check-out - -

Experience Peru's Sacred Valley with stunning sophistication and repose. After enjoying the rugged terrain and mystery of Peru, settle into first-class accommodations, striking scenery, and all the comforts a traveler could need. The Libertador is a sanctuary - a peaceful and refined spot designed with luxury and adventure in mind. Between the authentic Peruvian cuisine of the Hawa restaurant, a stylish hotel bar, the luxurious spa, and a pool that allows you the warmth of the hotel and the chance to swim out into the open air of the Sacred Valley, you will be surrounded by the breathtaking beauty of this divine haven of mystery and wonder.

Location & Highlights

Located in the Sacred Valley with an emerald lagoon and blooming riverside gardens.

Room Amenities

  • Alarm Clock
  • Wake-Up Calls
  • Complimentary Toiletries
  • Room Service
  • Air Conditioning
  • Window Opens
  • Hair Dryer
  • Internet Access
  • In-Room Safe
  • Television
  • Daily Housekeeping
  • Cable/Satellite
  • Complimentary Newspaper
  • Mini-bar
  • Desk

Hotel Amenities

  • Spa Services
  • Business Center
  • Pool
  • ATM
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Beauty Salon
  • Elevator
  • Currency Exchange
  • Restaurant On-Site
  • Concierge desk
  • Fitness Room
  • Dry Cleaning

Casa Andina Premium Sacred Valley

5to Paradero Yanahuara
Urubamba Valley, Peru

Check-in - 12:00
Check-out - 9:00

The Casa Andina Premium Collection hotel in the Sacred Valley is a luxurious and satisfying retreat. Combining fine food, comfortable rooms, and personalized attention, it is the Valley's most complete hotel. In addition to a spa, a fitness center, and romantic dining, this hotel is best known for providing panoramic views of the Andes in every room. This charming mountain chalet-style hotel adds style and comfort to the already stunning atmosphere of Peru's Sacred Valley.

Location & Highlights

This mountain chalet-styled retreat is located in the Sacred Valley with panoramic Andes views from every room.

Room Amenities

  • Room Service
  • Coffee Maker
  • Internet Access
  • In-Room Safe
  • Phone
  • Hair Dryer
  • Daily Housekeeping
  • Complimentary Newspaper
  • Desk
  • Clock Radio
  • Television
  • Window Opens
  • Cable/Satellite

Hotel Amenities

  • Business Center
  • Spa Services
  • ATM
  • Parking/Valet
  • Restaurant On-Site
  • Luggage Storage
  • Currency Exchange
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Free WiFi
  • Fitness Room
  • Bar/Lounge

Activities & Excursions

The following activities & excursions are examples only for this vacation. These may or may not be offered, and availability is subject to days of operation and seasonality. Please select a departure date to view optional excursions and pricing for a specific date (due to currency fluctuation, pricing shown is subject to change until purchased). Activities and Excursions are available for purchase on our MyMonograms site as soon as initial deposit or payment is received.

Price Ranges

$ ($50 USD and under)
$$ ($51 - $100 USD)
$$$ ($101 - $150 USD)
$$$$ (Over $150)

Cusco

Cusco

Pre-Columbian Art Museum

Visit the Pre-Columbian Art Museum, an extraordinary historic monument in Cusco that displays the arts of ancient Peruvian cultures.

Price Range: $$

Cusco Walking Tour

Take a guided walking tour of Cusco and learn about the Inca and Spanish influence on the city.

Price Range: $

Dinner at Incanto Restaurant

Head to this landmark location in the heart of Cusco for an extraordinary dinner.

Price Range: $$

Insider

Sacred Valley
Cusco

Sacred Valley

Meet one of your Local Hosts in Sacred ValleyMonograms provides travellers access to a Local Host, so you will have someone on hand to answer those vacation questions pertaining to Sacred Valley, Peru. No waiting in line at the concierge desk or trying to ask your waitress at breakfast directions to the shopping district. Simply ask your Local Host about Sacred Valley and you'll be on your way in no time. Plus, your Local Host will share local Sacred Valley insights and share suggestions for getting off the beaten path, leaving you more time to create lasting vacation memories that are yours alone.

Meet a Local Host

I’m passionate about working as a tour guide in Sacred Valley because it gives me the opportunity to appreciate this wonderful country, its culture, nature and traditions. I love my job because every day I get to show the world how great and unique my home country, Peru is, and my favorite places – Machu Picchu and Sacred Valley.

Hike to Mandor Waterfall (Aguas Calientes)

On this perfect nature walk, you might encounter butterflies and birds, even orchids at the right time of year. A private nature reserve located 4km from Machu Picchu Pueblo (Aguas Calientes), where you can walk into bio diverse gardens to learn and enjoy. You’ll understand and appreciate the restoration, conservation and preservation of the habitat of hundreds of species of flora and fauna in a vulnerable state, due to many factors such as climate change and human impact.

Paso Horse Show

The Peruvian Paso horse has been bred in this region for centuries and they are known for their smooth gait even while traversing the terraced landscape of the Sacred Valley. At Wayra Ranch in the Sacred Valley, see a demonstration on these beautiful horses and traditional folkloric dances performed with the horses. You can even take a quick ride on one of the horses if you are adventurous!

Alpaca Shopping

Peru is known for its Alpaca wool so you really can’t go home without any. Many vendors in Peru will try to sell you what you believe to be 100% alpaca, but you can rest assured that the sweaters, scarves, and blankets at “Alpaca’s Best” are the real deal.

Tipon Ruins

Tipon is important set of Inca ruins known for its excellent hydraulic engineering work and it is composed by an agricultural group of platforms with long steps and ducts elaborated in limestone. This impressive system of irrigation is still used in agriculture. Some of the fountains in Tipon have ceremonial purposes. Tipon is considered an Inca temple dedicated to the water cult. This is also a great spot to try Cuy, a traditional Incan meal of guinea pig.

Maras Salt Mines

Definitely a must see in the Sacred Valley are the salt mines. A stroll through and you’ll be amazed at how the Incas built this maze of hand-made channels that divert saltwater springs into the exposure of the sun. Once the water evaporates, the salt is collected to be sold – an ancient old tradition still in use today. Beyond the engineering, the views from the mines are breathtaking!

Cusco

Meet Juan Carlos Nina, one of your Local Hosts in CuzcoMonograms provides travelers access to a Local Host®, so you will have someone on hand to answer those vacation questions pertaining to Cusco. No waiting in line at the concierge desk or trying to ask your waitress at breakfast directions to the shopping district. Simply ask your Local Host about Cusco and you'll be on your way in no time. Plus, your Local Host will share local Cusco insights and share suggestions for getting off the beaten path, leaving you more time to create lasting vacation memories that are yours alone.

Meet a Local Host®

Hello my name is Jorge Malaga. What I like about Cusco is the peace it makes you feel. A tour to the Sacred Valley of the Incas on a sunny day is enough to make you relax and enjoy this peace and harmony, in which its people live every day. I really admire this city and its cultural identity that amazes everyone who visits our archaeological sites.

Quinta Eulalia

Cuzco’s version of the sidewalk café is the quinta—an open-air restaurant with affordably priced Peruvian fare. Quinta Eulalia is Cuzco’s oldest quinta, and it offers a little history with a lot of food.

Restaurante Illary

Restaurante Illary offers a fine-dining experience in the Hotel Monasterio. Savor the alpaca tenderloin in the sacred setting of this former monastery.

Alpaca’s Best

Many will try to sell you what you believe to be 100% alpaca, but you can rest assured that the sweaters, scarves, and blankets at this shop are the real deal.

Carlos Chaquiras

Handmade silver jewelry is an excellent purchase in Cuzco. If you want to know the name behind your special find, purchase a piece from this local craftsman.

Café Ayllu

This bustling coffee shop is famous for its ponche de leche, a beverage made with milk and a shot of pisco, and its lenguas, a flaky pastry with a crème filling.

Barrio de San Blas

If you can make the steep walk from the Plaza de Armas to this charming neighborhood, you won’t regret it. Panoramic views of the city can be seen outside the artists’ workshops that line the streets of this picturesque area.

Artesanías Mendivil

There are many handicraft shops in Cuzco. This one is known internationally for its saint figures with elongated necks.

Museum of Popular Art

Founded in 1937, this museum houses an interesting collection of masks and other carved items. Its most interesting display is its large collection of dolls.

Tambomachay

Cuzco may be the gateway to Machu Picchu, but there are smaller ruins you shouldn’t miss. Water still flows over a system of complicated canals at this amazing site—also known as the Inca Baths.

Inka Museum

Raised on Inca foundations by Admiral Aldrete Maldonado in the early-17th century, this home has a magnificent baroque doorway emblazoned with the admiral’s coat-of arms, a large arched patio, and salons with coffered ceilings. It exhibits keros (carved ceremonial goblets), weavings, mummies, and silver and gold figurines, as well as Inca weapons, tools, and ceramics.

Awanacancha

Enjoy this area where South American camelidae are bred. Learn about the superb fibers that come from llamas, alpacas, and vicunas. Also learn about the ancient weaving techniques, which are still in use.

Seminario Ceramic Studio - Urubamba

Pablo Seminario has been dedicated to the discovery of the techniques and design from ancient Peruvian cultures. Mr. Seminario presents a new art expression providing continuity to these cultural inheritances.

Andahuayllillas

Enjoy this pretty town 35 km (1 hour) from Cuzco along the paved highway to Puno. Its unique church, San Pedro de Andahuaylillas, is the biggest attraction for visitors.

Incanto Restaurant

Located a few meters off the Main Square of the fascinating city of Cuzco in an old Inca palace, the new Incanto is definitely worth a visit. Welcoming and contemporary, its varied menu contains more than 80 dishes. The restaurant offers Italian food, pasta, and various specialties from the grill cooked with an original touch and Peruvian ingredients.

Cicciolina

On the second floor of a colonial-era townhouse, this restaurant has a unique personality. La Panaderia serves gourmet breakfasts with breads straight out of the oven. The tapas bar is a perfect relaxing place to enjoy a glass of wine and some tapas. The main dining room offers an unforgettable fusion of Mediterranean dishes made with Andean ingredients.

Choco Museum Workshop

Learn about the history of the Cacao and the chocolate, the Cacao’s tree and its small chocolate factory where the products are made. Enjoy a workshop in the Museum: Roasting of the caco beans, cacao husk removal, grinding of the cacao nibs on a metate with a mano (the way the aztecs did) or with a batang (like Incas here in Peru) Refining and conching of the cacao paste in a melangeur.

Tipon and Piquillacta

Tipon is important for its excellent hydraulic engineering work and it is composed by an agricultural group of platforms with long steps and ducts elaborated in limestone. This impressive system of irrigation is still used in agriculture. Some of the fountains in Tipon must have ceremonial purposes. Tipon is considered an Inca temple dedicated to the water cult.

Piquillacta is a national archaeological park with landscapes of great interest. This archaeological Pre-Inca citadel was one of the most spectacular regional centers of the Wari culture. The constructions of Piquillacta are composed by more than 700 structures displayed in a harmonious and symmetric way, with different buildings that should have sheltered a population of about ten thousand people.

Mandor waterfall

It’s located one hour by walking from Aguas Calientes; find a lots of butterflies and birds, maybe orchids at the right time of year.

Casa Concha Museum

Located in Cusco city, the exhibition of over 360 archaeological pieces from Machu Picchu that were recently returned by the U.S. Yale University will be held at the newly-renovated Casa Concha. You will be able to appreciate ceramics, stone and metal objects, fragments of bones as well as a nearly complete skeleton of a male between 23 and 25 years.

Train Tranvia

A tranvia is a vehicle designed to look like the old mule-pulled streetcars that once traversed Cusco. It offers sightseeing through the main streets in Cusco and visits 40 different places in Cusco city.

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