Beautiful Machu Picchu Overview

Discover magnificent Machu Picchu and visit Lima and Cusco on this fun, accessible Peruvian adventure. See the Ollantaytambo ruins and the Sacred Valley.

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Discover magnificent Machu Picchu and visit Lima and Cusco

Surrender to the awe of mighty Machu Picchu on this enthralling journey through Peru. Experience the clash of cultures that coexist in thriving, bustling cities full of colour and passion, including Lima and Cuzco. Meet locals who lead a traditional lifestyle and explore relics and ruins, ancient stone reminders of the past. Set to the backdrop of stunning Andean vistas and lush green landscapes, the Beautiful Machu Picchu journey provides authentic experiences and opportunities for adventure in a fun, accessible way.

  • Visit Lima's historic centre
  • Witness the majesty of Machu Picchu
  • Wander Cuzco's atmospheric streets
  • Learn about local culture at a Sacred Valley community
  • Relax in Aguas Calientes's steamy natural hot springs
  • Explore Peru's mixture of colonial and Inca architecture

What's included in this trip

  • Start:

    Lima, Peru
  • Finish:

    Cuzco, Peru
  • Group size:

    Min 1 , Max 16
  • Ages:

    Min 12
  • Meals:

    7 breakfasts, 1 dinner
  • Accommodation:

    Hotel (7 nts)
  • Transport:

    Bus, Plane, Train
  • Included activities:

    4-day Inca Trail trek and Machu Picchu guided tour, Leader-led walking tour, Sacred Valley and local community visit

  • Carbon emissions offset:

    434kg pp per trip
  • Notes:

    Name and passport number are required at time of booking. Delays to provide this information may result in third party booking fees. A single supplement is available on this trip.

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Day 1 Lima

See the major sights of Peru's capital on a walking tour of this city shrouded in history. In free time, why not hit the intriguing Monasterio de San Francisco to explore the dark tunnels that lead to an eerie underground cemetery. Or perhaps dine out at a restaurant in the funky Miraflores area of Lima.

Day 2 Cuzco

The city of Cuzco is best explored on foot. Get acquainted with its winding cobblestone streets on a walking tour that includes a special visit to a coca shop and an opportunity to try unique-tasting coca tea. Visit the sprawling central plaza and admire Spanish-colonial buildings and ruins of ancient temples.

Day 3 Sacred Valley/Ollantaytambo

Journey through the lush greenery of the Sacred Valley and pay a visit to a local community. Make new friends and learn about the traditional lifestyle these proud people lead. Spend the night in the town of Ollantaytambo - home to fascinating ruins and some of the oldest continuously inhabited dwellings in South America.

Days 4-5 Cuzco

Hop on a local bus and head back to Cuzco. Make use of the included access to the impressive archaeological sites of Saqsayhuaman, Qenqo and Tambomachay, on the outskirts of Cuzco.

Day 6 Aguas Calientes

Travel by train through the winding Urubamba Valley to the town of Aguas Calientes. In need of some relaxation? Spend the afternoon bathing in the natural hot springs that give this town its name.

Day 7 Machu Picchu/Cuzco

Rise early to meet the magnificence of Machu Picchu. Explore the ruins with a local guide and wander through the temples, palaces and living quarters - remnants of the once-thriving Inca society. Reflect on the unforgettable Machu Picchu experience on the return trip to Cuzco.

Day 8 Cuzco

Compare photos and experiences with fellow travellers before saying farewell to Peru.
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