8 days,Lima to Lima

Explore ruins and bargain at local markets in the Sacred Valley, take in the views from the train to Machu Picchu, learn about the history of the Incas

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Get acquainted with the wonders of the Incas in this exhilarating introduction to Peru. Embrace cultures past and present in the hills surrounding Cusco and delight in the amazing views of the Sacred Valley as you travel by rail to Machu Picchu. Taking the train will allow you lots of time to explore ruins, museums and markets. With years of experience, we employ the best local guides so that you’re free to enjoy the beauty of the region.

What's Included

  • Sacred Valley and Ollantaytambo ruins guided tour with visit to a Planeterra-supported women's weaving project (full-day). Lunch at the Planeterra-supported Sacred Valley Community Restaurant in Huchuy Qosco, an indigenous village. Machu Picchu guided tour. Internal flights. All transport between destinations and to/from included activities.
  • 7 Breakfasts, 1 lunch. (Allow USD180-280 for meals not included.)
  • Hotels (7 nts).
  • Public bus, train, plane
  • G Representatives in Lima and Cusco, specialist Inca Trail CEO for Sacred Valley and Machu Picchu.
  • Small group experience; Max 16, avg 10
Day 1 Lima

Arrive at any time.

Day 2 Cusco (1B)

Fly to Cusco. Free time to explore the city's museums and local markets. Optional city tour or free time for individual exploration.

Day 3 Sacred Valley/Ollantaytambo (1B,1L)

Full-day guided tour of the Sacred Valley and Ollantaytambo ruins along with a visit to a Planeterra-supported women's weaving project in a local community. Visit the Planeterra-supported Sacred Valley Community Restaurant in Huchuy Qosco, an indigenous village, for lunch. Shopping opportunities at a local market.

Days 4 Aguas Calientes (1B)

Enjoy a scenic train journey to the mountain town of Aguas Calientes. Optional visit to local hot springs and shopping opportunities. Those who have pre-booked and purchased the '1-day Inca Trail' hike will disembark the train at 104 km and trek to the Sun Gate for the first glimpse of Machu Picchu before re-joining the group at Aguas Calientes for the night (based on permit availability).

Day 5 Machu Picchu/Cusco (1B)

Enjoy a guided tour of the Machu Picchu ruins. Optional visit to the Inca Bridge before returning to Cusco by train.

Day 6 Cusco (1B)

Free day in Cusco. Active options include whitewater rafting, horseback riding and mountain biking.

Day 7 Cusco/Lima (1B)

Transfer to the airport and fly back to Lima for a free evening.

Day 8 Lima (1B)

Depart at any time.

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