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Machu Picchu Jet Charter Information
Want to experience the best of South America? Take a private jet charter to Machu Picchu in Peru. In doing so, you’ll start off your South American trip in one of the most historically significant, undeniably beautiful destinations on the entire continent. Machu Picchu, the world-famous ancient city ruins of the Incan Empire, sits high in the Andes Mountains, overlooking Peru’s sacred Urubamba River Valley. It’s simply spectacular to see, and the journey is even more memorable when you fly by jet charter to Machu Picchu.
History of Machu Picchu
Often called the “Lost City of the Incas”, Machu Picchu was unknown to the world until 1911, when American archaeologist Hiram Bingham visited nearby indigenous farmers and learned of the ancient city’s existence. Bingham went on to bring international attention to this discovery, and today, Machu Picchu is one of the most popular tourist destinations on Earth.
This ancient city was essentially lost to outsiders for one key, fortunate reason. When Spanish conquistadors overran the surrounding area in 1532, as a mission of the Spanish Conquest, they didn’t realize Machu Picchu was there. Although abandoned upon the Conquest, the city is so well-hidden in the Andes that it survived colonization efforts completely untouched.
Most archaeologists believe the Incans constructed Machu Picchu around 1450. The advanced city was likely built as a luxurious estate for the Inca emperor Pachacuti. It’s estimated that about 1,200 people could have inhabited the region, but many historians have also concluded that Machu Picchu was mainly used as a private retreat for Incan rulers.
Taking a Trip to Machu Picchu
When you take a private jet charter to Machu Picchu, you have the opportunity to personally see the stunning, advanced architecture developed by the ancient Incan Empire. Machu Picchu is made up of approximately 200 structures, divided into three distinct zones: religious at the top, agricultural at the bottom, and urban in the center. Arguably the most fascinating aspect of this high-mountain city is that these structures intricately blend in with their natural surroundings – a steep ridge, lined with ascending stone terraces.
Things to Do Before you can see the city, you’ll have to get there. Your jet charter to Machu Picchu will land you in a nearby Peruvian airport, and from here, you have three main options to reach the ancient ruins:
- Hike the Inca Trail (requires advanced booking). This is the most popular way to reach Machu Picchu from the city of Cuzco. It takes two to five days to hike the trail. Go prepared!
- Hike a different trail. Options include the Salkantay trek and the Choquequirao trek.
- Take a train from Cuzco or Ollantaytambo to the ancient ruins.
Although there are many interesting sites to visit in Machu Picchu, three significant locations are most popular: the Intihuatana, the Temple of the Sun, and the Temple of the Three Windows. All three structures reside in the Sacred District of Machu Picchu, as named by modern archaeologists. TheÂ Intihuatana is a large ritual stone at the summit of the city. Literally “the hitching post of the sun”, this stone was placed by the Incans to work as a sun dial. Archaeologists speculate that it was used to study astronomy and to calculate the passage of time. Although every Incan city would have had a similar sun-dial stone, the Intihuatana is the only one to have survived the Spanish Conquest. Together with the Temple of the Three Windows, the Temple of the Sun represents the most refined architecture created by the Incans. Gigantic polyhedrons were carved and arranged so precisely that any error comes only within less than a millimeter.
Popular Things to Do in Machu Picchu
Because the Incan ruins are such a popular tourist destination, it’s crucial to arrange your jet charter to Machu Picchu well in advance of your actual flight. Stratos Jet Charters can prepare private flights with as little as four hours’ notice, but we know that Machu Picchu is one of the toughest global attractions to just drop in on. Call us earlier than later at (888) 593-9066, and make sure your jet charter to Machu Picchu is a seamless, hassle-free experience. This is important because in July 2011, the Dirección Desconcentrada de Cultura de Cusco (DRC) decided that in order to protect the ancient ruins from drowning in tourists, only 2,500 visitors per day would be allowed to enter the citadel of Machu Picchu. Even more restricted is the entrance to Huayna Picchu (within the citadel), open to only 400 visitors per day at only two set times, 7am and 10am. Currently, the city is most visited from June through August, typically between 10am and 2pm. During this high season, at least 2,500 people visit Machu Picchu on a daily basis. To provide a hassle-free trip, Stratos Jet Charters offers a full-service concierge that can handle all your travel requirements, such as purchasing your tickets to the citadel in advance, arranging luxury ground transportation for you and your party, making hotel and restaurant reservations, prepping in-flight catering, and so much more. When taking a jet charter to Machu Picchu, the closest airport is the Teniente Alejandro Velasco Astete International Airport (CUZ), which is located in Cuzco, the main access point to Machu Picchu. Our private flight advisors at Stratos Jet Charters know how to deliver the best jet aircraft for your trip, always at the most competitive jet charter prices available. Allow Stratos Jets to arrange your private jet charter to Machu Picchu in Peru, and experience for yourself the convenience and luxury of charter flight services. Stratos Jets works hard to ensure that your travel with us is comfortable, convenient and safe. We arrange travel to all destinations, both domestic and international, with as little as four hours notice, and we look forward to serving your private jet charter needs while showing you the Stratos Jets difference. Please call one of our jet charter experts today at (888) 593-9066 to quote your jet charter to Machu Picchu or anywhere else on the map.
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Stratos helped find the perfect jet for our group's needs. Everything was on time and went smoothly. The communication was excellent, I always knew what was going on.
The flight was great. Kyle was easy to work with and very professional. The plane was very comfortable and our pilots were terrific! Great experience all around!
The Executive Car Service setup was a TOTAL disaster and almost ruined my trip. Chris Fink is awesome, but this man in Jersey was an absolute disgrace. Very disappointed with that firm. The crew stellar. Better than outstanding. I was blessed to have them transporting me on thus very important day trip. Chris' follow-up and communication was outstanding. He is Top-Notch.
we are pleased with the pricing and servicing we are getting
Its always a pleasure to work with Mark and Stratos!
I thought Stratos was professional and easy to work with. We didn't have any problems or communication issues whatsoever. It's really nice when we don't have to deal with 10 different people to coordinate a trip.
Danny Morejon is a great facilitator who made this urgent flight possible within a matter of hours. He is also a good advocate for Stratos. Had it not been for the communication I had with him a few weeks ago when searching for flights, I wouldn’t have called back for assistance.
Everything was lovely, no hiccups. One piece of advice, when travelling to Turks and Caicos, make sure you have a clear address for your destination. The customs officer held us for twenty-five minutes trying to figure out where we were staying. That was a little frustrating, but it all worked out. We will most definitely use Stratos for our next trip.
The only glitch was the catering from New Orleans to Las Vegas. I don't know how you could correct the issue, but we didn't receive exactly what we ordered -- plus, they did not provide us with utensils, plates and napkins.
The entire process was smooth with Stratos Jet and the communication from all team members was great!
Class act from beginning to end!
the flight and service was great.
Always there to take care of any problem that arise. Professional quality cost effective service
Outstanding service. Appreciate all the aircraft options
Our VP's had a wonderful trip and great experience. Your staff is professional, welcoming, easy to work with and I look forward to working with them again. Thank you!
We have used Stratos on several occasions for Business and Personal use. The staff and service is superior. We would highly recommend Stratos to or Business Partners, Family and Friends.
Nothing, Heather is amazing as always and the reason I will continue to fly with you.
I was thouroughly impressed with the professionalism of the Broker Joel, the flight organizer Sarah and the crew on both legs. The aircraft was clean, in good shape and right on time. The crew was friendly and professional to me and my guests. Two small issues were getting a tail number on less than 12 hours that made getting our rental cars more complex than necessary and more significant was being notified by our bank that you tried to bill my flight a couple times when I paid in full prior to first leg. All in all I would use them again but would encourage one contact who checks in daily a few days prior to flight rather than me having try to figure out who to call when it looked like a couple problems were coming up.
Glenn was wonderful, the jet was clean and the crew was fantastic.
Was a great experience. Joel got everything done within a few hours while we were in Europe. Great people. Great service.
Excellent service and the crew was very professional.
I was the Charter Director for MOB and BFM for years and now in Accounting….hands down, your organization is THE BEST in the market. From the aircraft you recommend, to the pilots, accounting, and especially sweet Daryl! All awesome. I am certain you all will be hearing from us soon.
None. My experience with Strosjets honestly couldn't have been better
As a charter operator, it is hard at times to work with Broker companies to get all of the information we need quick and efficiently back and forth to each other. We had no issues at all in this case when working with Stratos Jets. The team got everything we needed to us in a timely manner and we were able to make the transaction very smooth. I hope your clients enjoyed their flight! Our pilots said they seemed pleased upon arrival. Looking forward to working with you all again!
Kerry was absolutely amazing!! She made the entire process very seamless and so easy for me. Made me look very good to my boss. She kept me informed of the entire trip, from the plane arriving at the airport to wheels down at the final destination. I have nothing but extreme praise for Kerry and her customer service.
I have not arranged or travelled by private jet except to Lanai in Hawaii. My husband and i usually fly first or business so to ensure a good service and safety i contacted 4 brokers to ask for quotes, Randy Schuette provided more than a quote, he explained the whole process and his reassuring knowledge and attention to detail was the reason i used Stratos. The trip advisory team were then very informative, and responsive. The plane was beautiful and the pilots were very friendly. I would definitely recommend Stratos and look forward to using your services again.
Thank you for making this very easy for us!! I look forward to a long relationship with Stratos Jet Charter!!
Simon Crhistian did a great job.
I booked a flight for my good clients and amazing service from pre departure to arrival. Friendly staff and always easy to reach. My clients left sunglasses in the plane and they are already on their way. I will use you for sure again. Thanks again.
We had quite a number of issues booking this trip, which resulted in add'l work and follow up for me. As broker these issues should have been handled / caught prior to making a proposal. I believe I had to sign 4 different revised quote sheets for this trip! Also the final signed sheet stated we would land in LFMD on the return leg. Hence we booked transportation for pick up at LFMD. However flight landed in LFMN. This caused add'l stress and expense for no reason. I have only now seen that the last itinerary link showed an arrival at LFMN - but I never opened this one since all previous ones, including the contract reconfirmation showed LFMD. As for the aircraft itself: it was one of the oldest ones I have ever flown. The door / separation to the toilet / luggage area was broken (not the lock but the entire frame!) and the toilet was not accessible due to a lot of "stuff" (amenities, water bottles, etc.) being thrown in / stored in the area. Overall cleanliness was not superb either. Finally, the catering we requested was not available / not complete. Breakfast (eggwhite and sausage!!) was cold and wet and the fruitplatter had molded grapes; no ice bucket, nor champagne glasses were present. On the return leg, fruitplatter was nice but again no ice bucket nor champagne glasses were present. As a matter of fact, the soft drink container was not even replenished w new ice!! So overall - yes, we flew from A to B but the service experience was disappointing.
I will definitely use Stratos Jets again and will recommend the company without hesitation. It has been several years since I have chartered a jet and this process was very easy and friendly.
Everything was done in super fashion. Anthony the scheduler, Anthony and Terry the pilots were fantastic!
Katie was great on very short notice. Here is were the 5th star was lost: No on board bathroom and I was not told about it. I specifically asked about quality of safety and maintenance by operator and got incorrect information initially; although there was no apparent problem .
Anthony quickly found a charter that met our destination and date requirements.
It’s always a pleasure working with Stratos jets! Your team always seems to be on top of everything. Thanks again for another smooth trip.
Service was incredible. Joel and Stratos was fantastic. Had a delayed special occasion and they went out of their way to make everything perfect. It was a surprise trip and could not have been easier to work with and very helpful in getting all arrangements made for in-flight. Beyond a 5 star. Thank you all for making a special trip a truly MEMORABLE one for us!!!
You guys are great to work with!
Kerry absolutely gets an A+ in customer service. Very well run jet service company.
It was great working with Joel he was involved from beginning to end in every aspect of the trip. We look forward to many trips together. Thank you.
We prefer to finalize our itinerary, plane and crew at least a week in advance. We did not get things completely final until the day of the actual flight. Secondly, we prefer to pay post-flight rather than pre-flight. You were able to make an exception in our case which was appreciated. Lastly, the quality of the catering service from STT was atrocious. It was inedible.
Your service was very professional as was the a/c and crew.
on the way down, the pilot was nervous, which made a couple of my guests worry...
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You did a superb job, and the crew was first rate. We will be back.
Thank You very much. Our experience from the beginning to the end were handled with such care and consideration. Felt very comfortable and am very glad that we chose you.