Best of Peru 6-Day Cusco, Machu Picchu, and Lake Titicaca Tour
  • Best of Peru 6-Day Cusco, Machu Picchu, and Lake Titicaca Tour

    Visit all of Peru's top attractions on this 6-day, small-group tour. Spend time in Cusco, the Sacred Valley of the Incas, Visiting Pisac, the famous Pisac Market, Ollantaytambo along the Urubamba river. Then visit the amazing Machu Picchu city of the Incas. You'll also visit the highest navigable lake in the world: Lake Titicaca, with the floating Uros and Taquile islands.

    Overnight accommodations starting at 3 star hotels, most of your meals, entrance fees and all transportation to and from each attraction (including Cusco airport transfers) are included in the cost of this tour.


    Day 1: Arrive in Cusco

    Pass By: Plaza de Armas del Cusco, Cusco 08002 Peru
    Upon your arrival at Cusco airport, your guide will meet you and share an overview of what you can expect over the course of the next 6 days as you are driven to your hotel. There's also an optional city tour of Cusco available (own expense).

    No meals included on this day.
    Accommodation included: Overnight at a 3-star hotel: Casa Andina Classic or similar standard.

    Day 2: Sacred Valley Tour with Connection to Aguas Calientes

    Stop At: Pisac Market, Central Plaza, Pisac Peru
    After breakfast, your guide will pick you up between 7:30 to 7:50am. You'll then drive to the Sacred Valley along the Urubamba River, visiting Pisac Market, the Pisac Inca site, Urubamba (lunch stop), and Ollantaytambo.

    Later board the train to Aguas Calientes.
    Duration: 1 minute

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    Accommodation included: Overnight at 3-star hotels: Casa Andina, Santuario, Intipunku, Hatun Samay or Waman Hotel.

    Day 3: Machu Picchu - Cusco

    Stop At: Santuario Historico de Machu Picchu, Machu Picchu Peru
    After breakfast, your guide will pick you up from the hotel and you'll board the bus up to Machu Picchu. Enjoy a guided tour of this iconic Inca site (around 3 hours), then have free time to explore the impressive citadel on your own. Later, take the bus down to Aguas Calientes for lunch (own expense). After lunch, board the train to Ollantaytaytambo, where you'll finish the trip with a drive back to Cusco.
    Duration: 3 hours

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    Accommodation included: Overnight at 3-star hotels: Casa Andina Classic or similar standard.

    Day 4: Guided Bus Tour from Cusco to Puno

    Stop At: San Pedro Apostol de Andahuaylillas, Calle Tacna No 302, Andahuaylillas 08210 Peru
    After breakfast, you will be taken to the bus station for a guided bus tour en route to Puno from Cusco, with included drinks included and an English-speaking guide. Stop along the way in Andahuaylillas "The Sistine Chapel," Raqchi, Sisucani (lunch), La Raya (the border between Cusco and Puno), and Pucara.

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    Accommodation included: Overnight at 3-star hotels: Casa Andina Classic or similar standard.

    Day 5: Full Day Utos and Taquile Island - Puno

    Stop At: Lake Titicaca, Puno 21000 Peru
    After breakfast, you'll be picked up before 7am at your hotel and head to the Puno port, where you'll board a motor boat and set off to explore Lake Titicaca. Sail for 30 minutes to reach Uros, a floating island made entirely out of reeds.

    Continue to Taquile Island to visit the famous weavers and enjoy a traditional lunch. End around 4:30pm when you're transferred back to your hotel.
    Duration: 30 minutes

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    Accommodation included: Overnight at 3-star hotels: Casa Andina Classic or similar standard.

    Day 6: Depart from Puno

    Pass By: Catedral de Puno, 416 Jr. Ayacucho, Puno Peru
    After breakfast, you will have 2 options to depart: Option A: Transfer from Puno to Juliaca (JUL) airport and take a flight back to Lima. Option B: Transfer to the bus station and board the bus back to Cusco arriving around 3:30pm. Please note: for guests who request to do a Lake Titicaca homestay, please bear in mind that you will have the overnight with your host family on day five at Amantani Island, returning back to Puno city on Day 6 around 4:00pm.

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    No accommodation included on this day.

    Informacion Adicional
    "Confirmation will be received at time of booking"
    "A current valid passport is required on the day of travel"
    "Passport name, number, date of birth, gender and country is required at time of booking for all participants"
    "A current valid passport is required on the day of travel. (6+ months expiration dates are valid)"
    "Children must be accompanied by an adult"
    "Child rate applies only when sharing with 2 paying adults"
    "Accommodations In Aguas Calientes: Waman Hotel, Gringo Bill´s, Intipunku & Suites and more"
    "Accomodations in Cusco: Casa Andina, Munay Wasi Inn, San Agustin International, Midori, Sueños del Inka, Siete Ventanas and more"
    "Accomodations in Puno: Casa Andina, Intiqa, Balsa Inn, Qelqatani, Hacienda and more."
    "Not wheelchair accessible"
    "Stroller accessible"
    "Infants must sit on laps"
    "Infant seats available"
    "Most travelers can participate"
    "Airport pickup and drop off will be provided according your flight information."
    "This tour/activity will have a maximum of 12 travelers"

    • Start Time9:00 AM
    • Start location: Traveler pickup is offered


      • Velazco Astete Airport, Cusco Peru

    • Duration: 6 days
    • Cancellations and refunds: All sales are final and incur 100% cancellation penalties.
  • Included

    • 5x Breakfast
    • 2x Lunch
    • Accommodation included: 5 nights
    • All transportation during this itinerary
    • Airport transfers
    • Hotel pickup to commence your guided tours
    • 5 night hotel accommodations at 3 star hotels Casa Andina Classic or similar
    • Profesional guide per itinerary
    • 1 bottle of water
    • Entry/Admission - Santuario Historico de Machu Picchu
    • Entry/Admission - Lake Titicaca

    Not Included

    • Meals (lunch, dinner) except where noted
    • Optional on Day 1: City tour and Entrance fees (US$65 per person)
    • Sacred valley entrance fees US$ 25
    • Optional on Day 3 : Waynapicchu Mountain climb entrance fees US$ 30 (But need to be requested in advance)
    • Gratuities
    • Single room fee US$ 195 (for solo or single travelers) which is payable in cash in Cusco.
    • Vistadome Train Upgrade US$95
    • Entry/Admission - San Pedro Apostol de Andahuaylillas
  • 10/10

    Recommendation passengers 100%
    Rating based on 32 verified reviews

    Our clients

    • rh31510
      Posted on Martes, 09 de julio del 2019

      Awesome vacation. Transportation and guides were prompt. Tours were very informational. Guides knew the history. Felt a little rushed during Machu Picchu tour but still great experience. All hotels were clean and in great locations for walking. Favorite was floating islands on Lake Titicaca and island of Tequile. Best trip.

        General rating: 10/10
    • mericsson
      Posted on Lunes, 13 de mayo del 2019

      Well organized, excellent , very knowledgeable guides, small groups, focused on the best and most interesting the Cusco and Puno regions have to offer

        General rating: 10/10
    • Shane M
      Posted on Lunes, 14 de enero del 2019

      A must do for all to see and to learn about there culture from the past to the way the Peruvian life outside of the big cities

        General rating: 10/10
    • Cheryl G
      Posted on Lunes, 22 de octubre del 2018

      From start to finish, the tour operators, guides, hoteliers, drivers, and everyone in-between was helpful, courteous, and attentive. The experience was wonderful in itself, but the people around us made it all the more better. October weather was perfect (for us), as it only rained a couple of times, and at night. Well worth every penny. THANK YOU!

        General rating: 10/10
    • snlstephanie
      Posted on Domingo, 26 de agosto del 2018

      The guides were very knowledgeable, could answer any question thrown their way. The days started early and sometimes were exhausting, but we learned and saw so much. We were greeted by Luis and Ramon and then had escorts Mateo and Erick later. I cannot recall the name of the lake guide, but he was wonderful too. We were very impressed with the attractions.

        General rating: 10/10
    • Judy O
      Posted on Domingo, 25 de marzo del 2018

      This tour exceeded our expectations in every way. It was a great way to see the highlights of Peru, especially if you only have a short time and want to make the most of it. We loved the Sacred Valley, Cusco, Machupicchu, Puno, and Lake Titicaca! From our pickup at the airport in Cusco to our drop off at the airport in Juliaca, the tour was well organized and the guides and drivers were friendly, knowledgeable and professional. Every day was filled with moments of beauty and magic. A special thank you to: Fredi, Gary, Ignacio, Ivan and Nestor each of you helped to make our trip to Peru perfect! I will never forget my first glimpse of Machupicchu or dancing with the people of Taquile Island - just wonderful!

        General rating: 10/10
    • Eric R
      Posted on Martes, 17 de octubre del 2017

      From start to finish this tour was great, tiring, but great! Machu Pichu was just incredible, our highlight of the tour really. A lot more up and down climbing than expected but no big deal. Temperature was actually very warm but comfortable. Lake Titicaca floating islands were amazing. We loved Cusco too!

        General rating: 10/10
    • Peiney T
      Posted on Lunes, 16 de octubre del 2017

      The most organized, informational, educational, relaxing, trip. No need to worry about logistics, tickets, transfers, reservations, baggage, so stress free! We took this tour for our 10 year anniversary so we did think it was ironic we got rooms 2 nights with twin beds and had to sleep separately :
      But guides are very knowledgeable, friendly, professional and all around awesome. Would book a longer tour next time if we have another opportunity to visit Peru.

        General rating: 10/10
    • Vicky P
      Posted on Domingo, 03 de septiembre del 2017

      Machu Picchu was amazing! In fact, most everything about this tour was great. We didn't enjoy the home stay with the Peruvian family. You had a grueling walk up to the house, and they didn't know any English which made communication hard. The food was excellent, but It was below freezing that night and they didn't have heat, or hot water. She boiled some water, for tea, but we weren't about to take a shower in freezing cold water. I would do this tour again, but leave off the home stay because It wasn't any fun at all.

        General rating: 10/10
    • Ravi D
      Posted on Martes, 22 de agosto del 2017

      I had a great trip.
      Fredi the tour organizer, is great.
      Everything is well organized and as detailed in the TripAdvisor.
      I stayed 3 days in Lima prior to going to Cusco.
      You have to be ready, according to the schedule timings.
      Peru is a great place to visit and Machu Picchu is the crown Jewel.

        General rating: 10/10
    • Peter M
      Posted on Jueves, 10 de agosto del 2017

      Unfortunately this trip was spoilt by striking teachers blocking roads and railways making it difficult to travel so we were fortunate to see everything if only for a shorter time. I can only say how great the host company was in continually re arranging tours and time tables on a daily basis. It would have been easy for them to claim the strike was beyond their control but they went out of their way to change the plans daily to beat the strikers even arranging two over night bus trips to avoid them. We are very grateful for their efforts and in spite of a very stressful and tiring experience we really enjoyed the visit and will probably return.

        General rating: 10/10
    • Dimitar K T
      Posted on Viernes, 04 de agosto del 2017

      Great experience! The tour guides were subject experts and their coverage was very informative, passionate and in great depth!
      We learned so much in such a short time! The organization was quite good, we were guided every step of the way and provided very detailed and descriptive schedule. There were no delays or cancellations! Special thanks to Fredi who did everything possible to make sure everything was smooth and according to plan! He was also quite flexible and accommodating - we added an extra day and few small modifications to the itinerary.

      Two recommendations:
      - If we are to go on the same trip, I would definitely upgrade to 4-star hotels we opted for 3. While the location of each hotel was amazing, we had some issues with wifi no connection for 2 days in the hotel in Puno, heater issues in the room Puno, not consistent water temperature. I would presume these problems would not be an issue in 4-star hotels.
      - The trip from Cusco to Puno is long - it takes a whole day by bus. We did enjoy the trip as there were some stops in interesting locations along the way. If we were to do the trip again, I would fly to Lima from Juliaca instead of taking the bus back as going back the same way, felt like wasting a day.

      Special thanks to Fredi and the guides Edson and Israel!

        General rating: 10/10
    • ayçe
      Posted on Miércoles, 26 de julio del 2017

      Very well organized trip. Punctal and friendly guides beautiful country. It was an amazing trip. Everything went according to the plan. Delicious food. Thank you Viator for choosing such a professional local team to work with.

        General rating: 10/10
    • snwong79
      Posted on Lunes, 17 de julio del 2017

      Had a wonderful trip. Freddie was great to work with and he made sure everything is taken care of. The only glitch we had was the tour guy who took us to Machu Picchu - he was very detailed and talked about the history etc however I would have preferred walking along while he talked instead of standing there in one spot for over 30 minutes.

        General rating: 10/10
    • Puspa
      Posted on Domingo, 09 de julio del 2017

      My parents and I thoroughly enjoyed this adventure. Mr. Fredi as coordinator of the entire tour was very adept and really attended to our needs. The accommodations were good for 3-star hotels, starting at Cusco where the hotel was strategically within walking distance to the city center. We could eat, shop and walk around easily. The hotel at Aguas Calientes was just next to the train station, and the hotel in Puno has everything you'd need if you don't feel like going elsewhere--restaurant that serves delicious local peruvian meals as well as western food, a souvenir shop, and helpful staff.
      Basically everything went on time as long as we're alert and follow the instructions of when and where we'd be picked up.
      The first ride through the Sacred Valley with Ricardo was a good choice after arrival. We got to see breathtaking views, learn about the alpacas, llamas and the traditional weavings. Ollantaytambo is definitely worth the hike!
      Machu Picchu is definitely the highlight and our guide, Carlos, made it fun. He took us around with ease and good pace my parents are 70 years old and provided great information and tidbits along the way that made things more interesting. He also knows the great spots for photo ops and has a fun, joyful way to make everything so much more memorable.
      Our bus ride to Puno with stops at Andahuaylillas the Chapel, Raqchi, and Puraka archaeological sites with Jose as the guide was also pleasant. We got to see more sites to explore about the Incas. And the guinea pigs! That's something to wonder at.
      Puno is a must see..Lake Titicaca is beautiful, and the Uros Islands are such a creative craftsmanship. My mother couldn't make it to the top of Tequile island, though, since the hikes are quite steep for people not used to the altitude and with not optimal physique. But I made it, and the view was worth the hike! The island is tranquil with its own unique landscape--against the background of the clear blue lake--spectacular.
      This tour is just what we needed for our holiday. Thanks for the unforgettable experience!

        General rating: 10/10
    • francescamadau
      Posted on Sábado, 24 de junio del 2017

      Amazing experience. Peru is a beautiful place and with this tour me and my friends had the chance to experience so many diversities that this country has to given. Of course you can't miss Machu Picchu but also the night spent in Titicaca island is remarkable. We did the tour in June and we faced different weather from a chilly Cusco to a warmer Puno, but always sunny. Troughout this tour you'll see how different the landscape is in Peru. Also the people are really polite and ready to offer you tips and secrets of the country.

        General rating: 10/10
    • Cynthia D
      Posted on Viernes, 02 de junio del 2017

      This was an amazing tour! Fredi, the coordinator, took care of everything! We never had to worry about what was next or how to get from point A to B and we saw most of the highlights of the country. For the most part, the tours were either in small groups or one-on-one, although there were some large group tours to Puno and Lake Titicaca. There was quite a bit of traveling, but it went pretty fast most of the time. We opted for the home stay one night and it was a very unique experience that I'm glad was an option. All of the drivers and tour guides were amazing, especially Ricardo, Wilfredo, and one female guide that I do not remember the name of. Would definitely recommend and will absolutely seek out Fredi if we return. The trip was fabulously organized, accommodating, and an unforgettable experience.

        General rating: 10/10
    • Gerhard W
      Posted on Lunes, 29 de mayo del 2017

      The 6-day program was structured around several independent trips with different guides and tourist groups, returning to Cusco on 3 of the 6 nights. It included the Sacred Valley and the town Pisaq the town Ollantaytambo Sun Temple a return train ride to Aguas Calientes, near Machu Picchu the 30 minute bus trip from Aguas Calientes to Machu Picchu with a 2.5 hour guided tour, where-after there is sufficient time to explore the site privately a 10-hour bus trip to Puno a boat trip to the floating islands and the island Taquile on Lake Titicaca with a very interesting cultural program and finally on Day 6 a 6-hour bus trip back to Cusco I would skip this this last day and fly out from Puno to Lima to avoid the return trip to Cusco, although the landscape is stunning.

      We had a main contact person, Fredi, a very competent and helpful professional guide who was contactable via phone, WhatsApp and email. He made use of several individual guides for the respective trips and all were highly knowledgeable, competent, punctual and professional. They were equally comfortable with locals and tourists and displayed a great sense of humor. Their passion and pride for Peru and its various cultures was striking. Accommodation was arranged by the organizers in 3-star hotels all can be recommended. There were numerous very interesting stops at archeological sites and we can fully recommend this trip.

        General rating: 10/10
    • S M B
      Posted on Domingo, 09 de abril del 2017

      This tour was everything we wanted it to be. Fredi was very helpful, friendly and reliable, everything was planned for us to precision, the accommodation was good and overall it was great value for money. I would highly recommend this tour to anyone.

        General rating: 10/10
    • Marthina A
      Posted on Jueves, 30 de marzo del 2017

      Fredi put together a package that gives you the best of Peru, at the right price.
      The hotel accommodation were good. Every time we had to be met by someone they were punctual and reliable.
      I can really recommend this package to experience Peru without the worries of making your own arrangements.

        General rating: 10/10
    • Greg Barr
      Posted on Jueves, 09 de marzo del 2017

      As the title says- It's the best of Peru crammed into 6 days. The company that does the tours are excellent with the logistics. The hotels were very good, the guides were also very friendly. This tour will make sure you do everything on your Peru bucket list, and more. Fredi does a wonderful job to make sure your stay is as comfortable, enjoyable, and hassle-free as possible. Highly recommend this tour instead of dancing around trying to make a bunch of other tours work out because Fredi will do the work for you. It will make Peru a lot more enjoyable than it already is.

        General rating: 10/10
    • Rafael H. O
      Posted on Sábado, 14 de enero del 2017

      It was a great experience. Fredi and his team did a great job !
      Highly recommended.

        General rating: 10/10
    • Cynthia C
      Posted on Viernes, 14 de octubre del 2016

      My husband and I recently booked this tour and had a wonderful and eventful time. Our travel expert,Fredi Llamacponcca Huanca, did a wonderful and professional job in the complete tour. We even booked a 3 day excursion outside of this agency and he made sure we had transportation and lodging that fit into this current excursion schedule. We were very happy with this trip and highly recommend this to others who are thinking of taking this trip.

        General rating: 10/10
    • therese_yap
      Posted on Martes, 26 de marzo del 2019

      The trip is well organized, especially pick up at airport , hotel, bus stations. The highlight to us was visiting 4 islands at Titicaca lake instead of Machupichu. Puno, our guide at Titicaca Lake , is very knowledgeable and gave us the history and culture of each island. He explained to us the plantation along the walking path. He organized us a culture dance and we wore traditional dress and learnt the amanyani dance. The overnight bus back from puno to Cusco is very comfortable. The seat was roomy and we have a lot of leg room.

        General rating: 8/10

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