Machu Picchu Express Overview

Travel to Peru to discover the Inca, Peru's ancient civilisation. Visit Cuzco, the Inca Trail, Machu Picchu, the Sacred Valley and the Ollantaytambo ruins on this express Peruvian tour.

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Travel to Peru and discover ancient civilisations on the Inca Trail

Travel to Peru to retrace the steps of the Inca, Peru's fascinating ancient civilisation. Follow the Inca traditions from Cuzco, through the fertile heartland of the Sacred Valley and to the magnificent Ollantaytambo ruins, before the ultimate adventure - trekking Machu Picchu. This action-filled express Peruvian tour gets you closer to the secrets of this elusive civilisation on a breathtaking adventure along the Inca Trail.

  • Explore Cuzco's historic centre
  • Speak Quechua with the Sacred Valley locals
  • See the sunrise over Machu Picchu
  • Peruse Peru’s colonial and Incan architecture

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:

    Hotel (6 nts)
  • Transport:

    Bus, Train
  • Included activities:

    Leader-led walking tour, Sacred Valley and local community visit

  • Carbon emissions offset:

    1098kg pp per trip
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Day 1 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 2 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 3-4 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 5 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 6 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 7 Cuzco

Say farewell to the colours of Cuzco. Why not take the time to sample local cuisine or browse the shops and markets to pick up a memento before departing.
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