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zMachu Picchu & Peru with The Double J

7 days

A private tour just for your traveling party.

Private Touring Discoveries

  • At a pace tailored to your comfort and style, you’ll delve into pre-Columbian Peru at the Larco Herrera Museum and experience the modern face of Lima in the lively Bohemian district of Barranco.
  • Bike off-road along an ancient Inca trail in the Sacred Valley.
  • Overnight in Machu Picchu and experience sunrise at the Lost City and hike Wayna Picchu for stunning views of the ancient citadel!
  • Immerse in the sights and sounds of Cuzco as our resident expert reveals the ancient traditions and Incan beliefs which still endure here in the Andes.

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April 19, 2013 Begin your Journey to the Land of the Incas

Airfare additional: New York to Lima LA 531 Depart 1155pm, Arrive Lima April 20 650am


April 20, 2013 Welcome to Lima

Upon arrival you are met by your guide at the airport, who will escort you to the Casa Andina Private Collection Hotel. If rooms are not ready, you may check your bag with the front desk and relax in the lounge or enjoy a cup of coffee in the restaurant. After lunch, enjoy your tour of Lima c including the lovely Santo Doming Church and Convent, and the Larco Herrera Museum, famed for its fine pre-Columbian artifacts. Stroll with your guide through Barranco where historic buildings have been splendidly renovated.


April 21, 2013 Fly to Cuzco / Descend into the Sacred Valley

Airfare additional: Lima to Cuzco LA 2027 Depart 930am, Arrive Cuzco 11am

Fly to Cuzco c and meet your guide at the airport. Journey into the Sacred Valley to visit the Cochahuasi Animal Sanctuary, dedicated to the rescue of endangered Andean animals. At Awanacancha, see llamas and alpacas in their natural habitat, and learn about ancient weaving techniques. Enjoy lunch at a local restaurant. Explore the colorful town of Pisac and then check in to the Casa Andina Private Collection Hotel.  Meals B,L


April 22, 2013 Explore the Sacred Valley

After breakfast travel to the Paucarbamba bridge where you get oriented to your mountain bikes. Take an off-road trail along the Urubamba, the sacred river of the Incas, as it winds its way through the valley. At the town of Pachar, take an easy descent on an ancient trail from Incan times that traverses fields, Andean farming terraces, and archaeological sites until we reach the Inca Bridge. Biking time is around 2 hours. After your ride, your guide will take you to Ollantaytambo where you enjoy lunch on your own. Then explore the mountaintop fortress of Ollantaytambo, so well built and strategically positioned that the Incas were able to defend this site against the Spanish in 1537. The ancient stonework here is as fine as any in South America. Then stroll along the narrow lanes of the ancient town, where the daily rhythms of life have changed little over the past 600 years. Visit the home of an Andean family, and stop in a local chicheria to learn about chichi, an Andean beverage distilled from corn. Return to the hotel for a relaxing evening. The hotel has a planetarium if exploring the night skies is of interest to you.  Meals B


April 23, 2013 By Rail to Machu Picchu

Your two-day visit to Machu Picchu c begins this morning with a scenic rail journey through the Urubamba River Valley – past snowcapped Andean peaks, quiet villages and terraced fields. Explore the mountaintop citadel as your guide illuminates the history, glory and amazing architectural achievements of the ancient Inca Empire. Enjoy a congenial lunch at the renowned Orient-Express Sanctuary Lodge. Tonight, you’re sure to slumber peacefully in your private casita at the Inkaterra El Pueblo Hotel, an enchanting resort set in a tranquil cloud forest at the base of Machu Picchu.  Meals B,L,D


April 24, 2013 Morning visit to Machu Picchu and back to Cuzco

This morning revisit the fabled Lost City of the Inca on your own or join your guide for an included hike to Wayna Picchu. Arriving early as the softer morning light breaks over the mountain peaks to fall upon these ancient stones, you’ll have the unforgettable opportunity to experience the majesty and power of Machu Picchu – before the day visitors arrive by train! Please note that caution is required as the stones and paths can be quite slippery with morning dew.

About Wayna Picchu. Towering above the north end Machu Picchu is this steep mountain, often the backdrop to many photos of the ruins. It looks a bit daunting from below, but while steep, it’s not an unusually difficult ascent, and most reasonably fit persons shouldn’t have a problem. Stone steps are laid along most of the path, and in the steeper sections steel cables provide a supporting handrail. That said, expect to be out of breath, and take care in the steeper portions, especially when wet, as it can become dangerous quickly. There’s a tiny cave near the top that must be passed through, it is quite low and a rather tight squeeze. Take care at the peak, it can be somewhat precarious, and those afraid of heights may want to hang out just below. The entire walk is through beautiful landscape, and the views from the top are stunning, including bird’s eye views over the whole site. There are also a few ruins near the top.

Take the afternoon train back to Cuzco and check in to the Novotel Hotel, set in a 16th century landmark.  Meals B


April 25, 2013 Morning sightseeing

This morning join your guide and discover Cuzco’s iconic landmarks, including Sacsayhuaman and the Temple of the Sun. Then mingle with city residents and visit Almudena Cemetery to experience traditional facets of daily life here in the Andes.  Meals B


April 26, 2013 Relax and enjoy Cuzco

You have this day to pursue your own interests. Your hotel’s excellent location in the historic heart of the city makes it easy to step out and explore at your own pace.  Meals B


April 27, 2013 Bid Farewell to Peru

After breakfast, transfer to the airport and connect via Lima for your flight to the US.  Meals B

April 27 Cuzco to Lima LA 2028 Depart 850am, Arrive Lima 1015am
April 27 Lima to New York LA 2534 Depart 1255pm, Arrive New York 935pm


Add Airfare for $1200

We have blocked seats for our group with LAN for international and internal airfare at a cost of $1200 per person.
  1. April 19 New York to Lima LA 531 Depart 1155pm, Arrive Lima April 20 650am
  2. April 21 Lima to Cuzco LA 2027 Depart 930am, Arrive Cuzco 11am
  3. April 27 Cuzco to Lima LA 2028 Depart 850am, Arrive Lima 1015am
  4. April 27 Lima to New York LA 2534 Depart 1255pm, Arrive New York 935pm

Prices are per person, land only. We offer international and internal air on LAN for $1200.