Our unique combination of master photography locations and exciting trekking allows you to improve your skills in the perfect environment—beautiful wildlife photography tours to archeological sites, landscapes, and much more.
Our unique combination of master photography locations and exciting trekking allows you to improve your skills in the perfect environment—beautiful wildlife photography tours to archeological sites. Travelers from all over the world arrive daily at Machu Picchu.
The changes in the light as the sun rises or sets behind the surrounding mountains are fascinating. Explore Andes villages and charming colonial cities combined with the Inca heritage. The two cultures have remained proud and independent, adding to the richness of life in Inca lands.
The photographic tour to Machu Picchu does design for amateurs and professionals looking for photos taken from different points of view so that each image is unique. Welcome to travel pictures of Peru.
IT IS A BASIC ITINERARY REQUESTED BY EXPLORING FAMILIES. Still, IF THE VISITORS NEED A NEW ITINERARY, WE WILL BUILD A NEW ITINERARY ACCORDING TO YOUR REQUIREMENTS “write to our email.” 🙂
DAY 1: Cusco Arrival, a free afternoon exploring downtown Cusco
DAY 2: Excellent photographic views of Sacsayhuaman and other city ruins
DAY 3: Fantastic photos of Pisaq & Chinchero – Maras take pictures from different angles of the Sacred Valley
DAY 4: Sunrise in Ollantaytambo | Photography at sunset in Machu Picchu
DAY 5: Photoshoot at sunrise from Machu Picchu and hike through the Huayna Picchu mountain
DAY 6: Depart from Cusco; airport transfer service
Visitors must be inside the airport 02 hours before the departure of their flights, “general flight regulations of Peru.” Upon arrival at the Cusco airport, go to the meeting area with our guides and drivers to carry out the respective transfer service to your hotels “we recommend the hotels in the center to be able to walk and take pictures.”
We start activities at 09:30; we believe it is an ideal time because the city of Cusco rises to a considerable height “it is important on the first day to rest as much as possible to adapt to the heights.”
Development of tourist activities: Our Kondor Path Tours team arrives at the hotel to start the photographic tour of the city of Cusco and the outskirts.
Our first visit is the San Cristóbal viewpoint; From perspective, you can see the main square of Cusco, other courts, colonial houses, and the solar enclosure of the founders of the Inca empire called Manco Capac and Mama Ocllo.
We continue the exploration to reach the Inca complex of Sacsayhuaman; the stone buildings are enormous, and the panoramic and angular photos will be spectacular. Since the complex is quite large, we will have several photographic focuses. We will walk through almost all the crucial sectors of Sacsayhuaman.
As an integral part of the tour, we have smaller ruins like Pucapucara, Qenqo, and Tambomachay. We will visit them all, looking for unique photographic angles to take fantastic images. That is why we will spend the whole day exploring the Inca temples and enjoying the great outdoors of the Andes.
We leave the city of Cusco at 07:00 in the direction of the Sacred Valley of the Incas to explore spectacular archaeological parks with panoramic views of the Andes and streams. We believe the best way to see and explore a place is with your camera and a trained eye.
Before reaching the Inca valley, we will make two stops at the Taray viewpoints. We have panoramic views of the vast Andes mountain range with some glaciers from the first viewpoint. We will also observe colonial populations with corn plantations around the Urubamba River. In the second viewpoint, we have impressive views of the colonial town of Pisac and the magnificent Inca-built terraces that border different parts of the mountain.
We continue the trip until we reach the Cuyo Chico viewpoint to observe other Inca platforms containing floating steps with Inca paths at the other end of the mountain. Being in the same main constructions, we will have different surprising photographic views of the Cuyo Chico valley and the Inca constructions at their best.
It is essential to mention that we will carry out a personal exploration through the traditional Inca market of the colonial town of Pisac. There are many souvenir vendors; the stores are very colorful, and each photographer can take photos as they please to combine beautiful expressions of colors and shadows.
If lucky, in Chinchero, we will observe rainbows around the sun, three rainbows together, or the usual rainbow. At first, we went to the natural viewpoint of the ruins to take panoramic photos. In addition, the multi-colored plains of Chinchero are spectacular for all photographers. We will have several stops at different sites to take pictures of various landscapes.
We went in our vehicle to the heights of Moray to observe the 04 circular platforms, a site that served for Inca agronomy experiments. We will also have the opportunity to go through one of the constructions to watch the perfect symmetry of the circle.
Meals: Box Lunch
We spend the night in Ollantaytambo.
Explore Ollantaytambo early in the morning to get a great picture of the ruins and the Andes for photos and details.
We explore the archaeological group of Ollantaytambo; passing through the square, we will have a short walk through the Inca streets where the constructions of the houses link to the roads having a spectacular symmetry. The photographic view within the route to observe is the Inca complex itself.
Around 10:00 am, we board the train service that will board at the Ollantaytambo train station; after 01 hours and 40 minutes of travel, we arrive at the jungle of Machupicchu. We board the tourist bus to the magnificent architectural construction of Machu Picchu to take panoramic photos from a high viewpoint, watch the sunset, and capture the colors and photographic nuances of Machu Picchu in the fullness of the afternoon.
Aguas Calientes overnight.
The tour guide arrives at the hotel at 05:20, so the explorers board the bus service minutes later to Machu Picchu. Sunrise is around 06:55; at that time, the photographers will be around the Inca viewpoint, the site where you have the complete view of Machu Picchu, and thus observe the sunrise of how it covers the Inca citadel.
At 10:00, hike to the mountain of Huayna Picchu; “it is only 55 minutes of walking to reach the top” We will be able to observe and have the photo sessions of the tour. In addition, from the top, the 360-degree panoramic views have a unique and unforgettable experience for each photographer.
In the afternoon, return to the city of Cusco.
Thank you for visiting the Andes of Cusco, the southern region of Peru. Today we have the transfer service to the Cusco airport, “end of services.”
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Machupicchu Photography Travel 6 Days 5 Nights | PRICES PER PERSON [USD] 2023, in a Double room or Matrimonial.
PRIVATE SERVICE TOUR, private tours are available and priced based on group size.
$200 per person to enter the Inca citadel of Machu Picchu with one regular professional camera: If visitors require a tripod, there is another $200. per person. When making your reservation with KONDOR PATH TOURS, please submit your camera model with all pertinent details.
The best hotels are around the main square of Cusco, so you can walk around on foot, discover cafes and restaurants, explore the city, etc.
Casa Andina Standard Cusco Plaza
+$10. Traditional DWB/MWB
Casa Andina Standard Cusco Catedral
+$25. Traditional DWB/MWB | +$29 Trad. with view | +$33 Junior Suite
Antigua Casona San Blas
+$25. Superior DBL | +$37 Colonial Sup. Deluxe DBL | +$48 Señorial Suite DBL
El Mercado Cusco by Mountain Lodge
+$65. Superior Dbl/Matri. | +$85 Junior Suite Dbl/Matrimonial
Inkaterra La Casona
+$162. Patio | +$220 Balcón | +$271 Plaza
Costa del Sol Wyndham Cusco
+$25. Standard | +$35 Superior | +$42 Colonial | +$50 Deluxe | +$55 Suite Sup. | +$65 Colonial Suite
Casa Cartagena Hotel
+$135. LP Suite | +$220 LP Master Suite | +$450 LP Presidential Suite | +$600 LP Royal Suite
In Ollantaytambo’s Inca and Colonial population, we have several hotels to spend the night pleasantly within the Sacred Valley and then continue the trip to the jungle or the Andes of Cusco. Here we show you the hotel alternatives in Ollantaytambo to improve the service at the request of travelers.
Sol Natura Hotel
+$20. Suite MWB/ DWD Comfort Superior
+$36. Doble | +$47. Superior
El Albergue de Ollantaytambo Hotel “The hotel is inside the train station.”
+$26. Estándar | +$75 Superior Jardín | +$85 Superior Balcón or Casita
The most suitable hotels in Aguas Calientes, Peru; there are options to upgrade to a premium hotel! At Kondor Path Tours, we try to make it easier by searching and focusing on our experience and travelers’ experiences.
Gringo Bill’s Machupicchu
+$25. DBL/MATRIMONIAL | +$43 Suite
Inti Punku Machupicchu
+$25. Standard | +$33. Superior | +$39. Junior Suite | +$63. Senior Suite
Casa Andina Standard Machu Picchu
+$29. Traditional | +$35. Superior | +$45. Suite
Taypikala Boutique Machupicchu
+$35. Standard SGL/DBL | +$80 Suite
Jaya Suite Machupicchu
El MaPi ByInkaterra
+$69. Superior Deluxe SGL or DBL | +$91. Suite SGL o DBL
Inkaterra Machu Picchu Pueblo Hotel
+$244. Superior | +$271. Superior Deluxe |+$298. Junior Suite | +$389. Junior Suite Deluxe | +$488. Suite | +$555. Inkaterra Suite
By PeruRail / PER PERSON
+ $35 Vistadome train (one way: OLLANTAYTAMBO – MACHUPICCHU) Outbound Journey
+ $55.00 Vistadome train (round trip: OLLANTAYTAMBO – MACHUPICCHU – POROY)
+ $65.00 Vistadome train (back and forth: OLLANTAYTAMBO – MACHUPICCHU – OLLANTAYTAMBO) + Transfer to Cusco from Ollantaytambo
+ $445.00 Hiram Bingham train (Train MACHUPICCHU – POROY) Inbound Journey
+$60 RE-ENTRY TO MACHU PICCHU
This applies to the following services
Machu Picchu Fee
Machu Picchu Photography Tour 6 Days College students$40 off
Machupicchu Photography Travel 6 days, five nights