Beautiful Machu Picchu Overview

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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
  • Explore Peru's mixture of colonial and Inca architecture
  • Relax in Aguas Calientes's steamy natural hot springs

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:

    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

Lima is a large, fascinating hotchpotch of architectural styles, coastal scenes, world cuisines, impressive museums, traditional culture and modern arts and nightlife.

Day 2 Cuzco

Cuzco is the gateway to Machu Picchu and a city with majestic architecture, impressive ruins, a lively town centre and cultural significance around every cobblestone corner.

Day 3 Sacred Valley/Ollantaytambo

The Sacred Valley was once the heartland of the Inca Empire and now contains picturesque villages and impressive archeological sites. Located in the Urubamba Valley, the city of Ollantaytambo is an incredible archeological site and the starting point of the classic Inca Trail trek.

Days 4-5 Cuzco

A World Heritage site set amongst red-green hills with ruins scattered close by, Cuzco is impressive in every way - be it history, culture, nightlife or architecture.

Day 6 Aguas Calientes

Sitting at the base of Machu Picchu in a picturesque valley, Aguas Calientes takes its name from the numerous hot springs that are dotted throughout the area.

Day 7 Machu Picchu/Cuzco

Built sometime in the 15th century and rediscovered in 1911, the staggering ruins of Machu Picchu were thought to be an estate for the Incan emperor, Pachacuti. Cuzco is South America’s oldest inhabited city, and a whirl of colour, culture, smiles and activity.

Day 8 Cuzco

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