Machu Picchu Express Itinerary

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      USD $1,060
      CAD $1,130
      AUD $1,175
      EUR €815
      GBP £705
      NZD $1,390
      ZAR R10,695
      CHF FR1,005
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There is a later version of this trip also available for travel from Jan 1, 2015 to Dec 31, 2015. View later Machu Picchu Express.
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Day 1 Cuzco

Get acquainted with the intriguing blend of Inca and Spanish culture that makes Cuzco one of Peru's most picturesque cities. Discover some of its lesser-known sights on a guided walking tour and make sure to take the opportunity to taste the unique mate de coca (coca tea).
ACCOM: Hotel - 1

Day 2 Sacred Valley/Ollantaytambo

Watch the stark, mountainous horizons float by on a drive through the beautiful Sacred Valley. Learn about the local lifestyle and pick up some Quechua lingo during a community visit. Browse the markets for traditional handicrafts in ancient Ollantaytambo.
ACCOM: Hotel - 1

Days 3-4 Cuzco

Today's a free day, which means that you can set about exploring Cuzco's fascinating attractions at your own pace. Head out to the archaeological sites of Sacsayhuaman, Qenqo and Tambomachay along the town's outskirts, or visit the Aldea Yanapay restaurant for a meal with an impact – all of the restaurant's profits go to supporting Cuzco's disadvantaged children through various social projects.
ACCOM: Hotel - 2

Day 5 Aguas Calientes

Travel by train through the winding, fertile Urubamba Valley to Aguas Calientes. Aside from being the gateway to Machu Picchu, Aguas Calientes boasts a number of simmering hot springs (Aguas Calientes translates to 'hot waters'). Enjoy a restorative soak in nature's spa bath, take a short walk to a nearby waterfall or visit a butterfly farm.
ACCOM: Hotel - 1

Day 6 Machu Picchu/Cuzco

Catch an early bus to watch the morning sun hit Machu Picchu's dramatic fortifications. Spend the day wandering the ancient ruins with a local guide and marveling at this incredible structure – a vestige of a once powerful empire. The scale of Machu Picchu is truly impressive and the many vantage points offer some remarkable photo opportunities.
ACCOM: Hotel - 1

Day 7 Cuzco

Make the most of the final day discovering Cuzco's sights and attractions. Browse the numerous markets for some unique handicrafts, scour local menus for guinea pig or just wander the endless narrow streets and alleyways to see where they take you.