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Guided Machu Picchu Adventure

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Trip Pricing
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  • Trip Price
    $4395 (if booked as a scheduled extension) (+internal air)
    $4995 (if booked as a custom adventure) (+internal air)


Internal Air Fee: $750 per person as a Galapagos extension or $400 per person as an Amazon River Expedition extension or as a custom, stand-alone itinerary (this will be listed separately on our invoicing).
Single Occupancy: For a single room add $1595. Click here to learn how you can avoid the single supplement.
Deposit: $500 per person on a scheduled extension or 25% of the total cost on custom trips (nonrefundable)

Other Notes: Trip prices are per person based on double occupancy and are given in U.S. dollars. If you are participating in this trip as a scheduled extension to one of our Galapagos trips or Great Amazon River Expedition, we will gladly match you with another traveler (if you wish), should others elect to participate. In that situation, you will be charged at the highest rate listed above, at the single-occupancy price, upon booking. Should you be matched, your rate will be adjusted to the double-occupancy price.

Please read our Payment & Refund Policy here.

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  • Trip Price
    $4795 (+internal air)


Internal Air Fee: $770 per person as a Galapagos extension or $400 per person as an Amazon River Expedition extension
Single Occupancy: For a single room add $1695. Click here to learn how you can avoid the single supplement.
Deposit: $500 per person

Other Notes: Trip prices are per person based on double occupancy and are given in U.S. dollars. If you are participating in this trip as a scheduled extension to one of our Galapagos trips or Great Amazon River Expedition, we will gladly match you with another traveler (if you wish), should others elect to participate. In that situation, you will be charged at the highest rate listed above, at the single-occupancy price, upon booking. Should you be matched, your rate will be adjusted to the double-occupancy price.

Please read our Payment & Refund Policy here.

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  • Trip Price
    $4995 (+internal air)


Internal Air Fee: $788 per person as a Galapagos extension or $414 per person as an Amazon River Expedition extension
Single Occupancy: For a single room add $1695. Click here to learn how you can avoid the single supplement.
Deposit: $500 per person

Other Notes: Trip prices are per person based on double occupancy and are given in U.S. dollars. If you are participating in this trip as a scheduled extension to one of our Galapagos trips or Great Amazon River Expedition, we will gladly match you with another traveler (if you wish), should others elect to participate. In that situation, you will be charged at the highest rate listed above, at the single-occupancy price, upon booking. Should you be matched, your rate will be adjusted to the double-occupancy price.

Please read our Payment & Refund Policy here.

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  • Trip Price
    $5495 (+internal air)


Internal Air Fee: $788 per person as a Galapagos extension or $414 per person as an Amazon River Expedition extension
Single Occupancy: For a single room add $1995. Click here to learn how you can avoid the single supplement.
Deposit: $500 per person (nonrefundable)

Other Notes: Trip prices are per person based on double occupancy and are given in U.S. dollars. If you are participating in this trip as a scheduled extension to one of our Galapagos trips or Great Amazon River Expedition, we will gladly match you with another traveler (if you wish), should others elect to participate. In that situation, you will be charged at the highest rate listed above, at the single-occupancy price, upon booking. Should you be matched, your rate will be adjusted to the double-occupancy price.

Please read our Payment & Refund Policy here.

Group Size
There is no group size limit for this trip, however, when you book as an extension following a scheduled Galapagos or Amazon adventure, most departures typically have 4–6 travelers. 
Specialized 4x4 Land Rovers and Land Cruisers
Our Private Leaders
This trip includes the private services of the region's most knowledgeable and experienced guides, each one specially selected by Natural Habitat Adventures to ensure that your Machu Picchu journey provides a superior and highly memorable travel adventure.
Included
  • Trip price includes: Accommodations, services of Nat Hab's professional Expedition Leader(s), round-trip train from Ollantaytambo to Aguas Calientes, all meals from breakfast on Day 2 through lunch on final day (except dinner on Day 2), most gratuities, airport transfers on Day 1 and final day, all activities and entrance fees, all taxes, permits and service fees.
  • Internal air fee includes: As an extension to a Galapagos trip, the internal air fee includes a flight from Guayaquil to Lima and round-trip flights from Lima to Cusco. As an extension to the Great Amazon River Expedition, the internal air fee includes round-trip flights from Lima to Cusco (this will be listed separately on our invoicing).
Not Included
Travel to and from the start and end point of your trip, dinner on Day 2, alcoholic beverages, some gratuities, passport and visa fees (if any), optional activities, items of a personal nature (phone calls, laundry and internet, etc.), airline baggage fees, airport and departure taxes (if any), required medical evacuation insurance, optional travel protection insurance.
Physical Requirements
Moderate
The bulk of the trip takes place at elevations between 8,000 and 11,000 feet, and guests should be prepared for possible challenges in adjusting to high altitudes. The journey begins with a flight from sea level to Cusco, where the elevation is 11,200 feet. We will have several hours of sightseeing here over two days, allowing time to adjust to the elevation. The relative lack of oxygen may manifest in altitude sickness symptoms that can include headaches, dizziness, tiredness, nausea and vomiting during the first few hours or days of the trip. Hydration and rest usually help symptoms resolve, though participants may wish to talk with their doctor about taking along a prescription for a medication such as Diamox to better manage potential physical reactions to high altitude. On Day 3 we travel over rough, sometimes bumpy mountain roads to crest a 12,700-foot mountain pass, then descend to 9,700 feet and ascend again to 11,400 feet at Pisac, in the span of approximately three hours.

Our visit to Machu Picchu, at an elevation of 8,000 feet, involves walking over uneven natural terrain and up and down irregular stone stairs within the ruins complex. While walking options of varying lengths are provided, guests should be able to comfortably walk one mile and/or for one hour in such conditions. They must also be able to get in and out of vehicles with ease. We do not recommend this trip for travelers with heart or respiratory ailments or those with bad ankles, knees or hips. All activities on this trip are optional, though minimum mobility levels must be met in order to participate.
Important Information About This Trip
Our Machu Picchu adventure differs from most others in that we have an expert Peruvian Expedition Leader with the group from the time you arrive in Cusco to the time you depart. This is the only way to experience in an integrated fashion the nature, culture and history of this fascinating region.

At certain times of the year, two of our scheduled Galapagos trips may end on the same day and will have concurrent dates for their respective Machu Picchu extensions. Should this occur, we will combine all Natural Habitat travelers booked on the two extensions together onto one trip. This enables us to use one vehicle and Expedition Leader, thus reducing our environmental footprint.
Mandatory Insurance
Since the areas we travel to are remote and wild (that's why we go there!), we strongly recommend that all guests have, at minimum, medical evacuation insurance for this program. While this is not required, we make this strong suggestion in the interest of our guests' safety. We recommend that your chosen independent insurance plan includes at least $250,000 in medical evacuation coverage.

To protect your investment and to provide peace of mind while you travel, we also strongly recommend purchasing comprehensive travel insurance. Plans may cover everything from medical treatment to trip cancellations and delays and lost luggage. Please contact our office if you would like more information about the medical evacuation and comprehensive travel insurance policies we offer by calling 800-543-8917.
Getting There & Getting Home
If booked as an extension following any scheduled Galapagos adventure:
When flying back from the Galapagos, you will need to deplane in Guayaquil (the first stop) and will not return to Quito. You will depart the same evening on a connecting flight to Lima and spend the night at an airport hotel in Lima. The next morning (Day 2) you will fly to Cusco. Assistance will be provided at the Guayaquil and Lima airports. At the end of the tour, you will return to Lima around 7:30 pm on Day 6. You are free to depart after 11 pm on the final day, and most flights depart back to the U.S. around midnight.

If booked as an extension after the Great Amazon River Expedition:
Your Amazon adventure will conclude upon return to the Lima airport when flying back from Iquitos. You will spend the night at a hotel located at the Lima airport and fly to Cusco the next morning (Day 2 of the Machu Picchu trip). At the end of the tour, you will return to Lima around 7:30 pm on Day 6. You are free to depart after 11 pm on the final day, and most flights depart back to the U.S. around midnight.

We can best serve you if our Natural Habitat Adventures Travel Desk makes your reservations, as we are intimately familiar with the special requirements of this program and can arrange the most efficient travel. Please call us at 800-543-8917. Note that while we offer you the best possible rates available to us on airfare and additional nights' accommodations, you may find special web rates or better fares online.
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