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Cusco City Break Tour

8 Night Itinerary from £1,532

Private Individual Tour


Perched high in the Andean Mountains, Cusco, Machu Picchu and the "Sacred Valley of the Incas" tell the story of the Inca Empire and the colonial legacy of the Conquistadores

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Tour Route

Travel Highlights

  • Discover the magnificent and exotic city of Cusco, spending 6 nights in the Inca Capital
  • Full of the ancient traditions and remains of the Inca empire
  • Optional visit to the magical site of Machu Picchu, lost Citadel of the Incas
  • Optional day trip into the Sacred Valley of the Incas, to discover ancient ruins and colourful markets
  • The descendants of the Incas live in Cusco and the surrounding valleys and mountains, still speaking the old Quechua language and preserving their traditions and archaeological sites

This itinerary can be modified and adapted to your preference with a specialst advisor, who can provide a guaranteed price, based on hotels, transport, excursions and flights.

Tour Itinerary

Plaza-de-Armas, Lima

Lima - 1 Night

Day 1 - Flight to Lima

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Day 1

Flight to Lima

Take a direct BA flight to Lima which will arrive the same evening. On arrival, transfer to a hotel near the airport.

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Cusco - 6 Nights

Day 2 - Fly to Cusco

Day 3 - Guided tour of Cusco & nearby ruins

Days 4-7 - Cusco optional excursions

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Day 2

Fly to Cusco

You will be met at Cusco airport by our representative who will take you to Hotel Costa del Sol Picoaga (First Class), where you will be staying for 6 nights. On arrival your guide will introduce you to the local area  and provide advice, explain your programme and answer any questions you may have.

Day 3

Guided tour of Cusco & nearby ruins

Departure from your hotel for a visit to the Cathedral in the main square of Cusco and the Quoricancha, the Spanish church built on Inca stone foundations. The Cathedral, believed to be built on the foundations of the Palace of Viracocha, stands proudly in the main square and houses an interesting picture of the last supper where Jesus and his disciples are about to tuck into guinea pig, a Peruvian delicacy.

Then we drive to the mountains above Cusco to visit the archaeological sites of Sacsayhuaman and Kenko. The largest complex and most famous of the ruins surrounding Cusco is Sacsayhuaman, a mighty fortress, built using massive stones some of which weigh over 100 tons. They somehow fitted together so neatly that even now, after so many years and earthquakes, one can still not slip a knife blade between the pieces of this huge jigsaw puzzle. On the return we stop at a vantage point above Cusco for a superb view of the city and the surrounding mountains, before returning to your hotel.

Day 4

Cusco optional excursions

Four days at leisure in Cusco to explore the city and take optional extra excursions. We recommend a tour to the Machu Picchu and the Sacred Vally of the Incas. See below for a full list of possible excursions.

Colonial & Inca heritage - admire the magnificent Spanish cathedrals, built atop the foundations of important Inca temples.

Sacsayhuaman - the huge Inca walls at Sacsayhuaman overlook Cusco, a testament to the architectural ingenuity of the Incas.

Tambomachay & Puca Pucara - discover two little-visited Inca ruins just outside the city of Cusco.

Inti Raymi Festival - the colourful Inca Sun Festival is held every winter solstice at the Sacsayhuaman ruins, overlooking Cusco.

Vistadome Train to Machu Picchu - enjoy panoramic views from the comfort of the Vistadome train as you travel to the world famous Machu Picchu.

Hiram Bingham train to Machu Picchu - travel to Machu Picchu in ultimate style, on-board the luxury Hiram Bingham train, modelled on 1920s Pullman cars.

Andahuaylillas & Inca Ruins - a varied excursion that visits lesser-known Inca ruins and the "Sistine Chapel of the Americas".

Kachiqhata hike - visit the 'tired stones' of the Kachiqhata Quarry on a 5.5 mile hike from Ollantaytambo.

River Rafting - looking for a more high octane experience? Try your hand at rafting to take on the mighty Urubumba River.

Pisac & Ollantaytambo ruins - Pisac and Ollantaytambo are large Inca archaeological sites, once two of the most important centres of the region.

Chinchero, Moray, & Maras Salt ponds - visit Inca ruins, textiles workshops, local markets and the salt ponds of the Sacred Valley.

Willoq - visiting the village of Willoq is like taking a journey into the past to meet the descendants of the Incas.


Day 5

Optional excursions

Relax in Cusco or take an optional excursion.

Day 6

Optional excursions

Relax in Cusco or take an optional excursion.

Day 7

Optional excursions

Relax in Cusco or take an optional excursion.

Costa Del Sol Picoaga

Cusco - First Hotel

The Costa Del Sol Picoaga Hotel occupies an original Colonial mansion built for a Spanish nobleman, shown in its stonework arches and large courtyard. Located just 2 minutes from the main square, the hotel is an ideal base from which to explore the city. The 70 rooms are well decorated, comfortable and modern, all with private facilities.

Accommodation is on a room and breakfast basis.


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1680 Lima

Return via Lima - 1 Night

Day 8 - Departure

Day 9 - Arrive in the UK

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Day 8


Afternoon flight to Lima, connecting with return overnight flight home in the early evening.

Price Guidelines

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Room Arrangement Tourist
Multiple Travellers - Twin Room £1,532

Prices are a guideline and per person. Please request a quote for Special Events, Christmas, New Year's Eve & Easter.

What's Included

  • 9 Days / 7 Nights
  • International flights (1 overnight)
  • Accommodation and breakfast
  • Transfers to and from accommodation
  • Excursions with English-speaking guides
  • Transport and meals as shown


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