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.

Start
Cuzco, Peru
Finish
Cuzco, Peru
Countries
Peru
Themes
Code
GGSB
Physical rating
Cultural rating
Ages
Min 12
Group size
Min 1, Max 16
Carbon offset
1 098kg pp per trip


Highlights

  • 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

Itinerary

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).
Learn about the local lifestyle and admire the picturesque scenery on a drive through the beautiful Sacred Valley. Browse markets for traditional handicrafts and pick up a few words of the Quechua language during a community visit. Spend the night in ancient Ollantaytambo.
With ample free time - and an entry ticket to many of Cuzco's fascinating attractions - it'll be easy to go exploring here. Head out to see the archaeological sites of Saqsayhuaman, Qenqo and Tambomachay, all of which are located just on the outskirts of town.
Wake early for a morning bus ride to monumental Machu Picchu. Spend the day exploring the ancient ruins with a local guide. Marvel at the timeless structures, reminders of a once-powerful empire. The scale of Machu Picchu is truly impressive and offers many iconic photo opportunities. Return to Cuzco after a day of awesome adventuring.
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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Inclusions

Meals
6 breakfasts1 dinner
Transport
Bus, Train
Accommodation
Hotel (6 nights)
Included activities
  • Leader-led walking tour
  • Sacred Valley and local community visit

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Trip notes

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Reviews

Our Machu Picchu Express trips score an average of 4.44 out of 5 based on 9 reviews in the last year.

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