Machu Picchu Express Overview

Retrace the steps of one of South America's most fascinating civilisations. Tour from Cuzco to the Sacred Valley and travel to magnificent Machu Picchu.

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History, legend and natural wonders in the heart of Peru

Retrace the steps of one of the most fascinating civilisations in South America. Follow Inca traditions and history from Cuzco, through the fertile Sacred Valley and to the ultimate Peruvian icon, magnificent Machu Picchu. Stand in awe at the monumental beauty of these ancient ruins that have intrigued and amazed generations of people. This is an evocative Peru tour full of inspiration, history, discovery and legend - get on board the Machu Picchu Express!

  • Wander Cuzco's atmospheric streets
  • Learn about local culture at a Sacred Valley community
  • Explore Peru's mixture of colonial and Inca architecture
  • Sweat it out in Aguas Calientes' hot springs
  • Reflect on the beauty and wonder of Machu Picchu

What's included in this trip

  • Start:

    Cuzco, Peru
  • Finish:

    Cuzco, Peru
  • Group size:

    Min 1 , Max 16
  • Ages:

    Min 12
  • Meals:

    6 breakfasts, 1 dinner
  • Accommodation:

    Camping (with basic facilities) (3 nts), Hotel (6 nts)
  • Transport:

    Private minibus
  • 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:

    1098kg 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 Cuzco

Welcome to Peru! Get acquainted with the intriguing blend of Inca and Spanish cultures and discover some of Cuzco's lesser-known sights on a guided walking tour. Take the opportunity to taste unique mate de coca (coca tea).

Day 2 Sacred Valley/Ollantaytambo

Travel through the lush Sacred Valley and visit a local community. Learn about their traditional lifestyle, browse handicrafts and pick up a few words of the Quechua language. Look out for the maize crops alongside the river and covering the terraces that stretch high up the valley walls. Spend the night exploring the Ollantaytambo ruins - a magnificent example of Inca urban planning.

Day 3 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 4 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 5-8 Inca Trail/Machu Picchu/Cuzco

Winding around mountains, through valleys and up steep slopes, the iconic Inca Trail is a series of beautiful vistas and challenging hikes all the way to Machu Picchu. 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. 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 9 Cuzco

Still seeking adventure? An optional trip from Cuzco to the Urubamba River provides whitewater rafting or mountain-biking thrills. For those with weary legs, have lunch at the Aldea Yanapay Cafe, part of a self-sustainable organisation that provides the underprivileged kids of Cuzco with health and education facilities.

Day 11 Cuzco

Still seeking adventure? An optional trip from Cuzco to the Urubamba River provides whitewater rafting or mountain-biking thrills. For those with weary legs, have lunch at the Aldea Yanapay Cafe, part of a self-sustainable organisation that provides the underprivileged kids of Cuzco with health and education facilities.
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