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Machu Picchu Photography Tour

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highlights
  • Visit the Inca citadel of Machu Picchu on 2 different occasions
  • Enjoy a traditional pachamanca meal with a Qechua family
  • Tour the Sacred Valley, the agricultural heart of the Inca empire
  • Take photos of the night sky from Ollantaytambo
Book this 6-day, private photography trip and get the chance to capture the beauty of some ancient Inca ruins in Peru. Starting from Cusco, this trip will take you to the Sacred Valley and Ollantaytambo before you get the chance to explore Machu Picchu, the magnificent Inca citadel in the Andes.

Explore indigenous villages and Inca temples on the way. Interact with the locals and enjoy traditional corn beer as well as a pachamanca meal. Your guide during this trip will be a Qechua native and a photographer who has extensive knowledge of photography and knows the best places where you can test your skills.

Get two entry tickets into Machu Picchu and enjoy ample opportunities to capture the beauty of the ruins at sunrise and sunset. For more about this trip, please go through the itinerary below.
customer reviews about Adios Adventure Travel
5.0 - Excellent Based on 15 reviews
Mike's review for another Adios Adventure Travel tour
5 - Excellent
“Fantastic trip! Heather helped arrange a custom 4-day hike of the Inca Trail for me and a friend. The arrangements were excellent. Our guide, Elias, met us at our hotel in Cusco the evening before departure. All our questions about logistics and what to expect were answered. Elias was very knowledgeable. All along the trail we learned about pre-Incan and Incan society and culture. From our porters, and Mario (our cook -- he even made and frosted a cake for desert our last night), to the food and the arrangements, everything had been well-planned for a great experience. Seeing the clouds and mist clear from Machu Picchu from the Sun Gate was a wonderful experience, and the highlight of the trip.”
Binoy's review for another Adios Adventure Travel tour
5 - Excellent
“We planned for 2 day Inca Trail hike to Machu Pichu. Adios Adventure helped us in attaining this mind blowing hike. Thanks to Jacky and Vidal.
Adios arranged for our stay in Cusco in San Blas.
Inca had laid those trails to MP, Vidal was the way to reach MP.
Overall an excellent stay and very informative tour.”
Richard's review for another Adios Adventure Travel tour
5 - Excellent
“Excellent”
3 hours 3 Star Hotel
Arrive at Cusco airport and transfer to your hotel on your own. Your guided tour of Cusco starts at 1:00 pm. Enjoy sauntering on Inca streets and soak up the vibes of this high-altitude metropolis where ancient and modern worlds collide.

Visit a local's home to observe the age-old, chicha (corn beer) making process. Sample the local brew. Continue on foot to the Golden Temple of Qoricancha, considered a sacred and treasured Inca structure.
8 hours 3 Star Hotel
Your guide will pick you up at 08:30 am and drive for about 30-40 minutes to Chinchero, home to a famous colonial-style church and other archaeological ruins. Drive 20km further from the city to the greenhouse ruins of Moray and learn more about the sophisticated botanical practices of the Incas. Take pictures of the site and enjoy a short walk around the sink holes.

Drive 11km further on dirt roads to reach the surreal-looking, terraces salt ponds of Maras. Learn how salt is produced from the terraced ponds and its importance during the Inca times. You have the option of enjoying your lunch at a restaurant along the way.

Arrive in Ollantaytambo, the oldest, still-occupied town in Peru, where you can visit the prominent ruins overlooking the Sacred Valley. These ruins are what remain of the last Inca stronghold when Emperor Manco defeated the Spanish in a famous battle in 1536 AD. Check in at a local hotel.
Meals
  • Breakfast
8 hours 3 Star Hotel
Leave excess luggage at the hotel and head for the train station. Board the morning train to Aguas Calientes, where you will reach in about 2 hours. Deposit your carryon luggage at the hotel in Aguas Calientes then board the shuttle bus for a late-afternoon visit to Machu Picchu.

Reach the Inca citadel just in time to enjoy the sunset and take some fabulous photos. Return to your accommodation in the evening. Please note that Machu Picchu is open everyday from 6:00 am to 5:30 pm.
Meals
  • Breakfast
8 hours 3 Star Hotel
Prepare for an early-morning entry to Machu Picchu. Meet your guide at 5:00 am and take the shuttle bus to the monument (carryon bags can be stored at the hotel). Enjoy a guided tour for about 3 hours. Explore its structures, terraces and temples and take pictures.

Return to Aguas Calientes by shuttle bus then take the train to Ollantaytambo. The night sky looks fabulous from Ollantaytambo. You will have the chance to practice your night-photography skills by shooting images of the stars from your hotel, which is located in a rural setting with plenty of room to set up tripods.
Meals
  • Breakfast
6 hours 3 Star Hotel
We will pick you up from your hotel for a 1-hour drive to the market in Pisac. See the market before continuing for about 30 minutes by car to a Qechua village for a pachamanca meal with a local family.

Return to Cusco by van. If time permits, there may be stops at Awana Kancha llama farm and/or Cochahuasi Animal Sanctuary.
Meals
  • Breakfast & Lunch
Time for your departure. Please note that the hotel checkout time is 9:00 am. You can store your luggage in the hotel if you have time to explore Cusco before heading for the airport to catch your flight.
Meals
  • Breakfast
what’s included
  • 5 nights' accommodations in 3* hotels with private bath
  • An English-speaking tour guide who is also an experienced photographer
  • 5 breakfasts, 1 chicha beer (or the non-alcoholic chica morada) & 1 pachamanca lunch
  • 2 entries to Machu Picchu (morning and afternoon)
  • All ground transportation. Round-trip train tickets as per the itinerary
Optional Addons (Available during check-out)
  • Cusco airport transfer 1 way
  • Trekking pole rental
  • Single room supplement
what's excluded
  • Cusco airport transfers (both pickup and drop off). Can be arranged on request
  • All meals except those mentioned on the itinerary as well as bottled drinking water
  • Anything mentioned optional on the itinerary
  • Anything not mentioned in the 'What's Included' section
  • International flights
  • Travel insurance
  • Hotel in Lima
  • Tips
Tour details
Availability Every Mon
Duration 6 days
Tour Type Private and Group Tour
Age Requirement 22 +
guiding method Live guide/instructor
Guide Language English
Starts/Ends Cusco, Peru/ Cusco, Peru
  • 13 May 2019 from Cusco
  • 18 May 2019 to Cusco
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A deposit of 10% is required when booking this tour. The remaining balance will be charged 45 days prior departure. For any bookings within 45 days of departure, the full tour amount will be charged upon booking.

Travel Insurance

We advise to take out Travel Insurance to cover for any unforeseen circumstances. Bookmundi recommends World Nomads' travel insurance.

Other Practical InformationThe weather in May can be very good time to travel to Machu Picchu. The rainy season tapers off in April and everything is lush and green. There's a good chance the skies may be clear for night photography. Temperatures are cool during the day but can spike up to 70sF/20sC for short periods of time. Dressing in layers is the ideal way to adjust to changing weather conditions.
CancellationFree cancellation up to 45 days prior departure. No refund applicable within 45 days of departure.
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