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Cusco City Break

6 Night Itinerary from  £1,765

Cusco City Break 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 tailored to your preferences by our specialist advisors, who can provide a guaranteed price based on your choice of route, duration, flights, hotels, transport and excursions.

Tour Itinerary

Lima monument

Lima - 0 Nights

Day 1 - Flight to Lima

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Sunday, 03 March 2024

Flight to Lima

Depart the UK on an overnight flight to Lima.

Allpa

Lima - Tourist Hotel

This small contemporary hotel is located in the heart of Miraflores, with plenty of access to local conveniences such as restaurants and shops. The rooms are comfortable, spacious and modern although simple in character, and all with modern amenities such as WiFi, air conditioning and private facilities. The hotel has a bar and restaurant serving international dishes.

Accommodation is on a bed and breakfast basis.

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Casa Andina Select Miraflores

Lima - First Hotel

The 4* Casa Andina Select Miraflores Hotel is located near the Kennedy Park and a few minutes away from the main shopping centres and restaurants of Miraflores. It’s a hotel that combines a contemporary Andean design.

The air-conditioned superior rooms are well-appointed with private bathroom, hair dryer, coffee making facilities, safe, iron and other facilities. The hotel also offers room service, FREE Wi-Fi, sauna, Jacuzzi, lounge, bar and gym. The La Plaza & Grill restaurant offers a breakfast buffet and also a variety of dishes.

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Hotel "B"

Lima - Deluxe Hotel

A superbly renovated family house in the bohemian area Barranco, Arts Hotel "B" is a fusion of high-ceiling historical elegance and modern cultural sophistication. The rooms are spacious and elegant with modern amenties, some with balconies overlooking the boulevard or the square. The restaurant offers excellent modern Peruvian cuisine, providing the highest levels of service.

Accommodation is on a bed and breakfast basis.

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Cusco

Cusco - 6 Nights

Day 2 - Fly to Cusco

Day 3 - Guided tour of Cusco & nearby ruins

Days 4-7 - (Duration is optional) Cusco optional excursions

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Monday, 04 March 2024

Fly to Cusco

On arrival in Lima in the morning, take an internal flight to Cusco. You will be met at Cusco airport by our representative who will take you to your chosen hotel for a 6-night stay including breakfast. Your guide will introduce you to the local area and provide advice, explain your programme and answer any questions you may have.


Tuesday, 05 March 2024

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.


Wednesday, 06 March 2024

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.

 


Thursday, 07 March 2024

Optional excursions

Relax in Cusco or take an optional excursion.


Friday, 08 March 2024

Optional excursions

Relax in Cusco or take an optional excursion.


Saturday, 09 March 2024

Optional excursions

Relax in Cusco or take an optional excursion.

Maytaq Wasin

Cusco - Tourist Hotel

Situated in the heart of the Incan empire, only a few steps away from the main plaza, the Maytaq Wasin Hotel is contemporary in design, boasts high ceiling and plenty of natural light. There is a shaded terrace with views of the hills and chic common areas with modern decor. The hotel is only 150 metres from the Inca Museum and steps away from the main Plaza de Armas.

Public areas include an open rooftop terrace, lounge, restaurant and bar. Free Wi-Fi is available.

The well-appointed rooms have twin/double beds, cable TV and private bathoom with shower.

The rates are on a room and breakfast basis.

 

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Casa Andina Premium

Cusco - First Hotel

This beautifully renovated 18th-century manor house, just 4 blocks from Cusco’s main square – Plaza de Armas, is complete with authentic colonial character. It offers the intimacy of a boutique hotel but the comforts and services of a much larger property.

The hotel has 93 air-conditioned rooms offering private bathroom, safe, minibar, safe, TV, kettle and FREE Wi-fi. The Alma Restaurant & Bar offers an enjoyable breakfast buffet and a varied menu. 

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La Casona

Cusco - Luxury Hotel

Enjoy superb cuisine, elegant furnishings, attentive service and spacious rooms in the first luxury boutique hotel in Cusco, with a unique mix of culture and tradition. Carefully restored from its former life as a 16th century mansion, La Casona presents modern luxury without sacrificing authenticity. Eleven spacious suites surround a sumptuous courtyard. Contemporary amenities create the ambience of comfort and exclusivity enjoyed by residents in centuries past.

The hotel has a restaurant, bar, spa and free Wi-Fi. The air-conditioned rooms have private bathroom, TV, minibar and a seating area. Each room features dark wood sculpted panels, elegant furniture, deep burgundy sofas and rich rugs and fabrics.

The rates include daily buffet breakfast with regional products. 

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Return to the UK via Lima - 0 Nights

Day 8 - Fly back to the UK

Day 9 - Arrive in the UK

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Sunday, 10 March 2024

Departure

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


Monday, 11 March 2024

Arrive in the UK

Arrive in the UK in the morning.

Price Guidelines

Season
Travel Dates
Room Arrangement Tourist First Deluxe
Multiple Travellers - Twin Room £1,765 £1,994 £2,673

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/6 Nights
  • International flights (2 overnight)
  • Accommodation and breakfast
  • Transfers to and from accommodation
  • Excursions with English-speaking guides
  • Transport and meals as shown
  • Exclusive list of restaurant suggestions

 

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