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Machu Picchu Luxury Honeymoon

Machu Picchu Luxury Honeymoon

Treasures of Ancient Peru, chosen among the 7 New Wonders of the World, among the 50 places in the World to visit before dying,and the first destination for an unforgettable honeymoon; is the maximum work of the Inca culture, of intrepidity and intelligence. It is one of the most famous archaeological centers in the world, and therefore, the most visited tourist attraction in Peru. It is located within the Historic Sanctuary of Machu Picchu and has been declared a Cultural and Natural World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 1983.The citadel of Machu Picchu (Quechua voice, old mountain) is today universally known, both for its imposing and original ruins, as for its incomparable situation on the edge of an abyss, in whose bottom run the stormy waters of the Urubamba River. Even today, it is a mystery how the builders managed to take immense blocks of stone to the top of the mountain and build such a beautiful city.Probably built in the fifteenth century, in the greatest topographical difficulty, rustic and inaccessible. It is the greatest Inca work, of intrepidity and intelligence.Of military religious origin; it has an area of 13 km². The citadel of Machu Picchu was surrounded by a great wall 6 m high and 1.8 m wide. It is estimated that it was inhabited by some 10 thousand people. Built in granite stone, wood (doors and beams) and thatched roofs. Machu Picchu is undoubtedly the most important monument made by the Incas. It was lost in the misty valleys of the Andes mountain range until its discovery in 1911. It is a spectacular citadel built of stone that is located on the top of the mountains and is very close to the clouds, at 2,400 meters above sea level. Every year thousands of travelers arrive at this enigmatic place through various means such as the train or the walks from Cusco, crossing steep mountain peaks, the beautiful valley and the ruins of Ollantaytambo. The world's favorite destination is Machu Picchu, as millions of tourists say.Don't miss the opportunity to visit Machu Picchu as an option of your unforgettable Honeymoon.

Quick Itinerary 

Day 01: Arrive at Lima.

Day 02: Lima City tour of Lima. 

Day 03: Flight to Cusco

Day 04: Free Day in Cusco

Day 05: Sacred Valley of the Incas.  

Day 06 07: Guided tour of Machu Picchu 

Day 08:  Tour the ancient sites

Day 09:  Cusco city

Day 10:  Departure Day

 

Why is Machu Picchu important? 

Machu Picchu is the best destination in Peru and one of the most important in the world; but beyond that, Machu Picchu was a sacred place for the Inca Civilization and for the people, who now come to it in search of that energy that everyone talks about and that many doubt, but only until they are standing in Machu Picchu. The way it was built, its incredible details and its inaccessible location in the middle of two mountains, surrounded by other mountains make Machu Picchu a sacred and unique place. Machu Picchu tickets are limited, so few people can enter to feel their spirituality and energy; but the entrance to this sacred city was always limited. In the time of the Incas, few people could enter Machu Picchu to worship their gods; it was reserved only for the elites of the empire.


But who were these gods? 

The Incas worshiped many deities, worshiped nature, the sun, the moon, the stars, the thunder, the rivers, animals such as the puma and the condor; and that is precisely the form of Machu Picchu, of a condor. But everything in Machu Picchu reflects the enormous respect that the Incas had for nature, for the events that occur in it and for its balance; that is why Machu Picchu, like most Inca constructions, is built in perfect harmony with the natural environment that surrounds it. The principal gods was:

  • The Pachamama or mother earth 
  • The Sun, maximum deity of the Incas 
  • Wiracocha, the creator god of the world 

The sacred places for the Incas: 

The Incas considered sacred places to mountains, rivers and Machu Picchu is in the middle of two mountains, protected by the canyon of the Urubamba River, and surrounded by more mountains between the Andes and the Amazon jungle

  • Pacarinas: The Pacarinas were the sacred places, for example the Incas belong to the most important Pacarina of all, Lake Titicaca; Sacred place of where they left Manco Capac and Mama Ocllo to found the city of Cusco and the empire of the Incas. 
  • Huacas: In the Andean Culture is called a huaca everything that is sacred, a monument, the top of a mountain, the edge of a river. When the Spaniards arrived, they built their buildings on the huacas, since they considered them places where evil lived, and many churches were built on the rest of the huacas, as a representation of good triumphing over evil.

When to go to Machu Picchu

The time is not really a problem in Machu Picchu the minimum temperatures vary between 8 ºC and the maximum ones around 20 ºC. We recommend that you always carry something raincoat with you, since the geography of Machu Picchu means that rain can fall at any time of the year. However, there are big differences between coming in the rainy season or during the dry season; If you definitely do not want to get wet, you can choose to come between the months of April and October, dry season, but coming in the rainy season also has its advantages, lower prices, fewer people and Machu Picchu in its more intense green. The intermediate months (April and September), offer the best of both seasons.

 

What to see in Machu Picchu?

Machu Picchu houses amazing buildings, the Temple of the Sun, the Temple of the 3 Windows, the Intihuatana or the Temple of the Moon very close to the top of the Huayna Picchu Mountain, are some of the most amazing structures that exist. Below is the list of places not to be missed in Machu Picchu
  • The temple of the Sun 
  • The Intihuatana 
  • The Temple of the 3 Windows 
  • The Temple of the Condor 
  • The Hall of Mirrors 
  • The Ladder of the Sources 
  • The Huayna Picchu Mountain 
  • The Temple of the Moon 
  • The Sun Gate (Inti Punku) 
  • The main square 
  • The Royal Tomb 
  • The Sacred Rock

Interesting Info:

Lima

Lima, the capital of Peru, is not an exception to this, because in its territory it preserves archaeological remains dating from times even before the Incas and others that are from the time of the conquest. Lima respects its past and achieves the perfect harmony between tradition and contemporary architecture. To walk through its streets is to admire its churches, archeological sites and large houses with balconies that coexist with modern buildings. In 1991, its Historical Center was declared a World Heritage Site: its artistic monuments were to be protected. Lima is also the only South American capital with access to the sea. Its beaches are perfect for surfers and on its piers, the gentle breeze refreshes bike rides and walks. You can also fly in paragliding over the Pacific Ocean. In this city with lineage, founded in 1535, the abundance of natural products, the fusion of techniques and cultures, forged in centuries a gastronomy with mestizo identity. Because of the excellent quality and passion of Peruvian chefs, Lima has been named Gastronomic Capital of Latin America. Lima, a love at first sight for those who want to live a unique experience.Don't miss this opportunity.

Day 2- 4 Peruvian Amazon Honeymoon

If you want to embark on a unique journey, you want to nourish yourself with the energy of beautiful landscapes and what you want is for your stay to be an unforgettable experience; traveling to the Peruvian Amazon is more than a perfect option. The jungle is one of the three regions in which Peru is divided, there are cities, but also many virgin territories.

Day 5: Cusco

Mystic sacred city, considered the capital of the Tahuantinsuyo Empire with a great historical and architectural legacy. Cusco surrounded by green valleys with imposing tourist attractions, culture, tradition and faith still dormant. Known as the navel of the world for being the political and territorial center of the Inca Empire, the department of Cusco shows a striking geographical variety from natural mountain ranges and reliefs, to rivers like the Urubamba. The city of Cusco, located in the Andes mountain range at 3 399 m.a.s.l, was declared the Historical Capital of Peru, being an impressive sample of high Inca engineering whose main tool was stone. As well as places like Choquequirao, Sacsayhuaman, Qenko, Tambomachay, Ollantaytambo and especially Machu Picchu, architectural jewel built with the wisdom of the ancient Incas that served as political, religious and administrative center of the time.

Day 6: Cusco City

Cusco or Qosqo, archaeological capital of America, was the main city of the Inca Empire, considered by them as "Navel of the world." It was the vital center of the millennial Tahuantinsuyo (Empire of the Incas) and is currently the most visited city in Peru for offering great architectural and spiritual richness. Cusco is fascinating because it is a destination where you will find history, nature, adventure, art, gastronomy and customs that are kept alive. Come to enjoy the warmth of a village the warmth of a town that enjoys the visitors, Cusco is waiting for you!. 

Day 7: Sacred Valley of the Incas

Sacred Valley of the Incas, named for being the main food supplier of the Inca empire, the Sacred Valley sits on the banks of the Urubamba River. This river in its beginnings has the name of Vilcanota, that comes from the Quechua word Wilcamayu or Sacred River. The Incas built archaeological centers, along their banks, that replicated the constellations that they knew of the Andean sky so this contributes, even more, to the beauty of this enchanting valley. The Sacred Valley of the Incas is located 35 kilometers from Cusco, and about 600 meters below the level of Cusco. It covers the part of the basin of the Vilcanota river between the towns of Pisac and Ollantaytambo.

Day 8: Machu Picchu Honeymoon

Machu Picchu is one of the 7 wonders of the world most visited by tourists, has beautiful stone-based buildings, which were carved with much precision and detail, is the most important work for the Incas for having been built on a rugged mountain and inaccessible, divided into two large sectors, urban and agricultural separated by a large wall that descends the slope of the hill to reach the banks of the river Vilcanota. Machu Picchu is an Inca city surrounded by temples, platforms and water channels, built on top of a mountain. Its construction was built with large blocks of stone joined together, without the use of amalgam. At the moment it is considered cultural patrimony of the humanity when being recognized like important political center, religious and administrative of the Inca time.

Day 9: Maras, Moray, Salineras and Chinchero

Moray:

These are terraces or agricultural terraces built in gigantic natural depressions or holes. These terraces are superimposed concentrically, taking the form of a gigantic amphitheater. The biggest hole has a depth of 150 m and the average height of the platforms is 1.80 m. According to historians, these constructions constituted an important agricultural laboratory of the Inca Empire. Since their platforms are built with their respective irrigation channels and each of them constitute a microclimate. What is striking is the great difference in annual average temperature between the top and the bottom of the depressions, a difference that reaches up to 15 ° C.

 

Maras:

Maras is a town located 48 km. northwest of the city of Cusco, 12 km from Urubamba and about 3028 meters above sea level. The temperature fluctuates between 1 to 21 degrees centigrade. Maras was an important town during the viceroyalty (it was the main supplier of salt from the southern), as shown by the church and the houses that still preserve the shields of indigenous nobility in their facades. The houses are made of adobe, white walls with roofs and blue windows, the streets are made of stone and mud. In the lintels you can read inscribed in stone the date they were built, their owner or a shield or ornament. At present the main economic activity of Maras is agriculture. Among its most visited attractions, its Salineras, located 10 km. of the town. Nearby is the Moray Platforms


Chinchero:

Chinchero known as the city of rainbow is located 28 km. northwest of the city of Cusco, about 3160 meters above sea level, flanked by the snowy peaks of Salkantay, Veronica and Soray. The view from here is impressive. Chinchero belongs to the province of Urubamba, department of Cusco. Chinchero, the most typical population of the Sacred Valley of the Incas, is a distinctly Inca city that the conquistadores wanted to "civilize" to implant their culture, but never fully achieved it. Its inhabitants inhabit almost intact Inca buildings, in the same place where their distant ancestors lived and formed the largest and most prosperous civilization in America.

Day 10: Departure Day

This day is our farewell thanks for your preference, we hope you enjoyed your trip with Salkantay Trek Machu operator.

THIS TOUR INCLUDES:

  • Meet by our representative staff in Lima and Cusco Airport
  • All local flights
  • All airport transfers
  • Accommodation in 5 Star or 4 Star hotels for 9 nights
  • All entrance fees according to itinerary including tickets for Machu Picchu  and climbing Huayna Picchu mountain or Machu Picchu mountain.
  • Bilingual tour guides as per the itinerary 9x breakfasts 1 buffet lunch (Sacred Valley Tour)
  • Transport by private car or vans for transfers
  • Round trip Vistadome Train tickets
  • Round trip shuttle bus from Agua Calientes to Machu Picchu citadel

NOT INCLUDED:

  • International airfares
  • Travel insurance
  • Meals not mentioned
  • Tips (please note: it is custom to give tips in Peru but not obligatory.)
  • Other extras not mentioned

Package for your Machu Picchu Luxury Honeymoon Tour

  • Passport Original and copies
  • Travel insurance(+ copies for a case of lost),
  • Flight tickets,
  • Cash in USD or credit cards,
  • Our service voucher (sent by us to you),
  • Entry visa and a proof of vaccination (if applicable),
  • Day pack (to carry your personal items during daily travels),
  • Rain gear (a rain-jacket and a waterproof trousers or a rain poncho - this can be purchased in Cusco),
  • Resistible footwear, waterproof trekking shoes are recommended,
  • Sandals (for a higher comfort while at a campsite),
  • Warm clothes such as a jacket, a fleece (thermal clothing is also recommended for cold nights during camping),
  • Hat or a cap (to protect you against the Sun, rain as well as cold), sun cream
  • After-sun cream or hydrating cream for face and body,
  • Insect repellent– recommended minimum is 20% DEET (please note that no malaria has been reported during this trip!),
  • Camera and its charger/batteries (please note that batteries are consumed quickly under cold conditions),
  • Flashlight/headlamp + batteries,
  • Handkerchiefs and toilet paper,
  • Sufficient reserve of underwear,
  • Swimsuit (to visit the thermal baths of Aguas Calientes), small towel and toiletries
  • Snacks (biscuits, energy bars, chocolate, raw fruits, muesli, etc.)
    Please note: we do provide a daily morning snack and our meal service is very complete and well supplied. The recommendation of taken own snack applies only for customers who like a specific snack that might not be in our menu.
  • Bottled water for the first morning and a water bottle.
    Important: plastic bottles are not allowed on the Classic Inca Trail!); you can also rent it from us,
  • Please note: we provide with filtered boiled water during entire Inca Trail, but if you like to use water from streams along the trail, you need to take some water-purifying tablets with you.

Frequent questions:

What is Machu Picchu? 

Machu Picchu is an Inca city built in a green environment of mountains and rivers, an impressive historical place, a mystical and mysterious place, full of energy; In addition, it is a mixed heritage of humanity and one of the most desired destinations in the world. It is located in a cloud forest between the Mountain Range of the Andes and the Amazon rainforest at 2,400 masl, in the middle of two mountains, surrounded by other mountains. Only 2,500 people can enter Machu Picchu every day; to enter by the Inca road, it will cross mountain passages and beautiful jungle landscapes; If you choose to come by train, this will take you from the town of Ollantaytambo through the beautiful Sacred Valley of the Incas.

 

What is Huayna Picchu? 

The Machu Picchu ticket includes the option Ticket Machu Picchu + Huayna Picchu. This ticket includes the entrance to the Huayna Picchu Mountain next to the Inca City of Machu Picchu. The top of this mountain offers you some of the most spectacular aerial views of Machu Picchu. It is climbed by a very steep road built on one side of the mountain, so most of the way, will be between the walls of the mountain and cliffs of hundreds of meters; It is not recommended for people who suffer from dizziness, or who can not overcome their fear of heights.


Is there a limit on the sale of the Machu Picchu Tickets? 

The enormous demand of the wonder, has made that a limit is established in the people that can enter Machu Picchu, this to protect and preserve it. Next, to the number of tickets available for each type of ticket. 

Machu Picchu Ticket: 2,500 spaces per day. 

Ticket Machu Picchu + Huayna Picchu: 400 spaces per day, divided into two groups. Group 01: 07:00 am to 08:00 am: 200 spaces per day. Group 02: 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. 200 spaces per day. 

Machu Picchu Ticket + Mountain: 800 spaces per day. 

Schedule 01: 07:00 am to 08:00 am: 400 spaces per day. 

Schedule 02: 09:00 am to 10:00 am: 400 spaces per day. 

Ticket Machu Picchu + Museum: (according to the Machu Picchu limit - 2,500 spaces)  

 

Can you visit Machu Picchu and Huayna Picchu on the same day? 

If possible; What's more, the visit to Machu Picchu and Huayna Picchu should be done the same day, but for this you need to book the Machu Picchu + Huayna Picchu Ticket 6 months before and take into account the train schedules and the time available in Aguas Calientes before Make the purchase. Remember that if you are going to enter Huayna Picchu Mountain in the first group, it is best to stay overnight in the town of Aguas Calientes (Machu Picchu town).

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