5 Day Escorted Tour Itinerary

Cuzco & Machu Picchu with Belmond

Changing landscapes and breathtaking vistas

Once only accessible on foot, Machu Picchu can now be reached by rail on board the luxurious Belmond Hiram Bingham Train. Relax in style as your train winds leisurely through the changing landscapes and spectacular vistas of the beautiful Andes. Travel past the turbulent waters of the Urubamba River and the soaring mountains towards Machu Picchu and wake up the following morning to the most spectacular view in the world in your suites at Belmond Sanctuary Lodge. Combine it with an unforgettable stay at the Belmond Hotel Monasterio in Cuzco, and this once-in-a-lifetime journey will simply be magical.

Our Experts Recommend:
  • Luxurious hotels and lodges
  • Belmond Hiram Bingham train journey
  • Stunning views of Machu Picchu
  • Belmond renowned service

Sample Itinerary Summary

We can tailor any part of this itinerary or create a new one just for you.

Duration
5 days
Destination Breakdown
  • 3 Nights
  • Machu Picchu
    1 Night
Options
Group basis, Escorted
Included
  • English speaking local guide
  • All entrance fees as appropriate (one Machu Picchu entrance fees per person)
  • Air-conditioned transportation
  • Accommodation as detailed with private facilities
  • Meals included as detailed.
Not included
  • International and domestic flights
  • Optional excursions
  • Tips for the guide & driver

Itinerary Breakdown

Meet at Cuzco airport and transfer to the elegant 5-star Hotel Belmond Monasterio for your two night stay.

This afternoon enjoy a city tour to see some of the best of Cuzco: Korikancha (the ancient temple of the Sun), the cathedral and archaeological remains from the Inca times located nearby (Kenqo, Saqsaywaman, Pukapukara and Tambomachay).

Points of Interest

Overnight Accommodation

  • Belmond Monasterio

Today enjoy a day at leisure in historic Cuzco. After breakfast, explore the city yourself or perhaps book a tour locally. Stroll along narrow streets, past white-washed houses with their sky blue shutters. Explore the old town with its magnificent renovated colonial buildings. Sit by a fountain in a graceful square and people watch. Browse and barter for hand-crafted jewellery from makeshift stalls. Or enjoy a leisurely meal in one of the countless eateries.

Cusco is South America's archaeological capital and oldest continuously inhabited city. Inca Empire: Quechua-speaking Inca descendants can still be found multitudinously in the centuries-old stone-walled city streets. Cusco also boasts magnificent repositories of colonial art – fine examples can be found in the Cathedral and Museum of Archaeology.

Points of Interest

Overnight Accommodation

  • Belmond Monasterio

After breakfast, transfer from your hotel to the train station in Poroy for your 3.5-4 hour journey on the Belmond Hiram Bingham train. Relax amid the elegant decoration of the 1920s Pullman trains and watch the stunning landscape unfold as you travel towards Machu Picchu. Enjoy brunch on board then take a shuttle to this magical citadel for a guided group visit.

Later, check-in the Belmond Sanctuary Lodge for an overnight stay. A luxurious lodge and the only hotel located adjacent to this sacred heritage site, it offers a chance to see a mystical moonlit night and spectacular sunrise at Machu Picchu.

Points of Interest

Overnight Accommodation

  • Hotel Belmond Machu Picchu Sanctuary Lodge or similar

This morning, relax in the magnificent gardens at the lodge where you can enjoy stunning views as well as admire the variety of native plants and colourful flowers. Alternatively, there is time for another visit to Machu Picchu (not included), before you board the Hiram Bingham train for your return journey. Enjoy cocktails and a gourmet dinner in the dining car before arriving back at Poroy later this evening.

Transfer to the Hotel Belmond Monasterio in Cuzco.

Points of Interest

Overnight Accommodation

  • Belmond Monasterio

Transfer to Cuzco Airport to board your flight to your next destination.

Points of Interest

  • Cuzco

    Itinerary Highlights

    • Visit Korikancha
    • Explore Korikancha
    • Spend time exploring the archaeological site in Kenko