Enjoy a short adventure in Peru’s enchanting Cuzco and Sacred Valley

Be won over by the friendly people, rich culture and complex history of Peru on this bite-sized trip filled with endearing experiences and spectacular sights. Roam through the streets of beautiful Cuzco – full of well-preserved colonial buildings, art galleries and museums. Visits to various archaeological sites reveal insights into a distant past, and a community visit adds a personal touch to this interactive trip. Get to know this magical region that lives in the present, yet is surrounded by reminders of the past.

Start
Cuzco, Peru
Finish
Cuzco, Peru
Countries
Peru
Themes
Short Breaks
Code
GGHS
Physical rating
Cultural rating
Ages
Min 5
Group size
Min 1, Max 12
Carbon offset
43kg pp per trip


Highlights

  • Bag a bargain at the markets
  • Interact with locals at a community visit
  • Enjoy a picnic lunch high above the city
  • Embrace the colonial charm of Cuzco
  • Discover the secrets of the past at impressive archaeological sites

Itinerary

Meet at the San Pedro Church to begin a day enjoying the colour and charisma of Cuzco. Interact with locals at the frenetic Mercado Central (Central Market) before journeying to Sacsayhuaman, thought to be a ruined fortress. Explore other fascinating ruins in the area and then feast on a picnic lunch high above Cuzco. Return to the city centre where a guide will offer tips and anecdotes about the buildings and area.
After breakfast head to pisac, located in the heart of the Sacred Valley. If the craft market is open, barter for colourful souvenirs. Visit a local community and spend the day participating in traditional activities with the people of Cuzco. Farewell new friends and head to nearby Ollantaytambo, an archaeological site that offers glimpses of the past. Travel through incredible landscapes on the return trip to Peru's capital.
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Inclusions

Meals
1 breakfast, 2 lunches
Transport
Minibus
Accommodation
Hotel (1 night)
Included activities
  • Boleto turistico (general)
  • Leader-led walking tour
  • Sacred valley and local community visit

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Trip notes

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