For those who only have just over a week to get the most out of this amazing country. Despite the transatlantic flight required to reach Peru, it still makes a great option for a short break as the major sites are relatively close to one another. Cusco, the Sacred Valley and Machu Picchu can all comfortably be visited within a week. This trip focuses on the fascinating history of the region, culture, and spectacular scenery. There is even time to explore cosmopolitan Lima, with all of its culinary delights!
Day 1 | You will fly to Lima today. On arrival you will be greeted by our friendly representatives and transferred into the city.
Day 2 | Your guide and driver will meet you today, for a morning tour of the most important parts of the city. Your tour will focus mainly on the impressive historical sights of the central colonial part of the city.
Day 3 | You will be transferred to the airport for your short flights to Cusco. Here you will be transferred into the impressive historic centre, an area filled with pretty plazas, boutiques and restaurants.
Day 4 | You will meet your guide and driver for a full day tour of the city. You will explore the highlights of central Cusco as well as some of the impressive Inca ruins on the surrounding hillsides.
Day 5 | Day at leisure to further explore Cusco at your own pace. You could explore some of the handicrafts markets, visit the chocolate museum or simply watch the world go by in one of the city’s charming squares.
Day 6 | You will be transferred through the stunning Sacred Valley to the small town of Ollantayambo, from where you will take the spectacular train journey to Machu Picchu. On arrival, you will take the shuttle bus up to Machu Picchu with your guide.
Day 7 | You have tickets for a second entry to Machu Picchu this morning, to explore by yourselves. You can also climb Huayna Picchu mountain this morning, for spectacular bird’s eye views over the Incan city. You will return to Cusco this afternoon.
Day 8 | You will be transferred to the airport for your flights home, via Lima.
Day 9 | Arrive home today.
This trip has no fixed departures but restrictions may apply - check operator website
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