Explore the Sacred Valley of the Incas, the wonders of Machu Picchu and Cusco, and the bustling city of Lima on this Peru holiday
This seven-day Peru holiday provides a mix of experiences, for travelers seeking culture. Start in the Sacred Valley, offering a perfect introduction to the ancient and sophisticated Inca culture. Then you'll climb up the hillside to spend some time in the imposing lost city of Machu Picchu. Next, it's onto historical Cusco. Finally, you'll end in Lima, a gorgeous city with many charming neighborhoods, renowned museums, urban beaches, and a thriving culinary scene. This journey highlights an array of what makes Peru so unique.
7 Days/ 6 Nights
DAYS 1 & 2: The Sacred Valley of The Incas
Upon arrival in Cusco, you are immediately driven to the “Sacred Valley of the Incas”, a succession of picturesque Andean towns, agricultural terraces, and many archaeological sites, as well as the world’s most famous white corn cultivated for export. You’ll stay at Sol y Luna.
DAY 3: Machu Picchu Pueblo
You will be transferred to Ollantaytambo station to board the Vistadome train to Aguas Calientes. From there you will climb up a hillside to Machu Picchu, the “Lost City of the Incas.” Machu Picchu which means “Old Mountain.” We spend the rest of the morning visiting the Sacred Inca citadel, exploring its main temples and hidden corners. You’ll stay at Inkaterra Machu Picchu Pueblo Hotel.
DAYS 4 - 6: Cusco
This morning you will have a second opportunity to visit Machu Picchu and climb the Huayna Picchu or Machupicchu Mountain. Later, once your exploration of Machu Picchu comes to a finish, in the afternoon you’ll return to Aguas Calientes to board your Vistadome train back to Ollantaytambo Station, at this point you are met and transferred to Monasterio, A Belmond Hotel, Cusco.
DAY 7: Fly to Lima then home
At proper time transfer to the airport to board your flight to Lima. Upon arrival, you are met by our representative who will help you with the check in procedure for your international flight.
- Perched high up in the Andes, Machu Picchu Pueblo is a riverside town known for its proximity to the famous Machu Picchu ruins. This cloud-forest town is encircled by towering forested cliffs and boasts an endless array of hotels, restaurants, markets and labyrinthine streets. Machu Picchu Pueblo, also known as Aguas Calientes, serves as an excellent base to explore the renowned ancient archaeological site of Machu Picchu. Visitors can enjoy various other activities, including having a relaxing massage after a long day of exploring, taking a stroll through lush rainforest to the Mandor Waterfalls, embarking on an adventurous hike up the Putucusi Mountain or soaking in the relaxing thermal baths with the Andes as your backdrop. Don’t miss the Machu Picchu Museum and Botanical Gardens, displaying the area’s history and diversity of indigenous flora.
- Once called the ‘Navel of the World’ by the Incas, Cuzco remains a city that blends colonial Spanish charm with older, more austere remains of pre-Columbian glory – one can still see the foundations of Inca structures on many of its city streets today. Cuzco’s most important landmarks include sites from both Inca and colonial times, such as the Korikancha (the ancient Temple of the Sun), the Inca street of Loreto with its 12-cornered stones, the cathedral, the Museum of Colonial Art, the archaeological park of Saqsaywaman (the fortress-temple), the nearby funerary shrines of Kenqo, and the water-worship site of Tambomachay.
- Popular with those heading to the ancient citadel of Machu Picchu, Inkaterra Machu Picchu Pueblo Hotel is an intimate Andean village with terraced hills, waterfalls, stone pathways and 83 whitewashed adobe casitas tucked away in the cloud forest. Member of National Geographic Unique Lodges of the World, the property has 12 acres of exquisite natural beauty, where 214 bird species – such as the golden-headed quetzal and the iconic Andean cock-of-the-rock – and the world’s largest native orchid collection (372 species) have been registered.
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