Transfers; hotel accommodations and meals, as outlined in itinerary; private guide services in Cusco and the Sacred Valley, as detailed in the itinerary; entrance fees to Machu Picchu; permit to climb Huayna Picchu (subject to availability); bus ticket to and from Machu Picchu.
International airfare; domestic airfare approximately $350; excess baggage charges; airport departure tax from Peru; domestic airport taxes; meals or any other item not described in the itinerary; drinks during meals; tips to local staff and items of a personal nature such as soft drinks or alcoholic beverages, laundry fees and insurance of any kind. Holiday rates may apply. On the train journey to Machu Picchu, you will be limited to one piece of luggage weighing no more than 11 pounds and a total linear dimension (length + width + height) of 62 inches. You may keep excess luggage at your hotel in Cusco city.
Payment & Cancellation
In order to confirm this trip, a deposit of $500 is required per person at time of booking. The balance of the trip price is due 90 days before the departure date. Special holiday payment and cancellation terms may apply. Guests who must cancel their trip for any reason must do so in writing. Standard cancellations are subject to the following per-person penalties, based on number of days prior to departure:
Up to 91 days – 50% of deposit
90 to 31 days – 50% of total trip cost
30 to 0 days – 100% of total trip cost
Terms & Conditions
This trip is subject to AdventureSmith Explorations Terms and Conditions. Please read this information carefully and call us if you have any questions. A Traveler Information Form, which includes a release of liability, must be completed and signed by all travelers. Your Adventure Specialist will send you a unique link to complete this form along with a packing list and extensive pre-departure and travel insurance information upon booking confirmation.
Arrival & Departure
The 6-day Machu Picchu Explorer-Lima Start tour begins and ends in Lima, Peru (LIM). We highly recommend arriving one day prior to your trip start date in case of any flight delay, cancellation or lost luggage issues. Plan flights to arrive to Lima at any time on Day 1, then arrive to Cusco (CUZ) any time before 9:30am on Day 2. Plan flights to depart Lima at any time on Day 6. If you would like assistance with international flights, please visit our Booking Flights resource page.
Round-trip flights between Lima and Cusco are not included in the tour price, but can be arranged for you by AdventureSmith Explorations.
Activities may include guided tours, a visit to an open air market and other community and cultural visits, train rides and day hikes.
Optional Additional Day in the Sacred Valley: Enjoy a journey through the Sacred Valley of the Incas to the salt fields of Maras and its seemingly never-ending terraces. Continue onto the Moray terraces believed to be a former gigantic agricultural laboratory, an astronomical observatory, a place of worship, or perhaps even all three. Overnight at Sonesta Posada. Prices per person: Quad $185; Double $225; Triple $225; Single $425
Individuals traveling with two or more people may book select double-occupancy rooms for single occupancy with a single supplement fee of $575, in addition to the per-person listed rate in select rooms upon availability.
Families & Children
Children 9 years and younger receive a 30% discount off the cost of an adult rate when the child does not require an additional bed. Only one child per double room is allowed. Children 9 years and younger receive a 10% discount off the cost of an adult rate when the child does require an additional bed.
Protect your travel investment with insurance. Our partners at Travelex Insurance offer a variety of plans and policies to fit every trip and budget. Coverage for a pre-existing medical condition is also available if you purchase the Travel Select plan within 15 days of the initial trip payment; refer to plan details. Learn more about travel insurance or get a free quote.
Use the itinerary as a guide only. Itineraries may be altered due to weather, wildlife, national park regulation or at the guides’ discretion. The ability to be flexible makes this type of adventure travel unique.