Machu Picchu, the Citadel of the Incas
7 Night Itinerary from £2,382
Machu Picchu Tour
Our short tour of Peru focuses on Cusco, capital of the Inca Empire, and their lost citadel and ancient stronghold that is Machu Picchu
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- This short tour focuses on the centre of the Inca Empire in the Peruvian Andes
- Travel to the Sacred Valley and Cusco with several days of excursions to the nearby ruined fortresses and archaeological sites of the Incas
- Spectacular train journey to Machu Picchu, high on the mountainside, surrounded by jungle and the deep canyon of the Urubamba River
- We see the descendants of the Incas going about their daily lives, while our expert guides take you "behind the scenes" to become acquainted with their rich ancestry
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.
Lima - 2 Nights
Day 1 - Fly to Lima
Day 2 - Guided tour of Lima
- Full Description
Saturday, 16 October 2021
Fly to Lima
Departure flight from the UK to Lima, arriving the same day in the evening. Your guide will meet you at the airport and transfer to your chosen hotel for a 1 night stay. Your guide will also provide a short orientation tour to help familiarise you with your local area.
Sunday, 17 October 2021
Guided tour of Lima
Enjoy a tour of Lima today with your expert Veloso Tours guide, designed around your own particular interests.
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.
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.
Lima - Deluxe Hotel
The Belmond Miraflores Park Plaza is a deluxe oceanfront boutique hotel surrounded by a lush gardens, located in Miraflores, one of Limas most exclusive residential districts.
A modern exterior hides a touch of finesse throughout the hotel, whose 81 rooms and suites are luxuriously decorated with marble and granite bathrooms and king size beds. The observatory Restaurant on the 11th floor offers stunning views of the Pacific Ocean, while the more formal Traguluz restaurant is the jewel of crown in Lima's dining scene. The Belo Bar is a favourite place to relax and afternoon tea is now available in the lounge. The hotel also has a fitness centre, squash court, sauna, massage centre and business centre.
Accommodation is based on room and breakfast.
The Sacred Valley - 3 Nights
Day 3 - Travel to the Sacred Valley
Day 4 - Guided Tour of the Sacred Valley
Day 5 - Machu Picchu by Train
- Full Description
Monday, 18 October 2021
Travel to the Sacred Valley
Morning flight to Cusco with stunning views of the Andes, transfer to your hotel in the Sacred Valley of the Incas. Afternoon free today to relax and acclimatise to the altitude.
Tuesday, 19 October 2021
Guided Tour of the Sacred Valley
Enjoy our full day tour of the Sacred Valley. We begin with a visit to the market at Chinchero, where locals come to barter and sell local produce and handicrafts. We also visit a local weaving collective, to learn the traditions of weaving by hand on a back-strap loom. Next you will proceed to Moray, thought to have been an open-air crop laboratory of the Incas, followed by the pre-Inca salt pans of Maras. After lunch, visit the stunning fortress town and ruins of Ollantaytambo. This large archaeological complex is believed to have been a significant agricultural, administrative, social, religious and military centre. After an included lunch, we travel to the colonial town of Pisac, built on the ruins of an Inca citadel and located at the entrance to the immensely fertile Urubamba "Sacred" Valley. Here you can see the bustling market and admire the sunset over the mountains from the ruins.
Wednesday, 20 October 2021
Machu Picchu by Train
Take the scenic Vistadome train today to Machu Picchu. On arrival, enjoy a guided tour of the archaeological site providing an insight into the history of Machu Picchu and its discovery by Hiram Bingham in 1911. Lunch is included today as well as free time to explore and absorb the atmosphere. Return to the Sacred Valley in the evening.
Sacred Valley of the Incas - Tourist Hotel
The Pakaritampu Hotel is located in Ollantaytambo in the heart of the Sacred Valley; ideally situated for exploring the Sacred Valley, starting the Inca Trail, and taking the train to Aguas Calientes. The hotel has large gardens hosting a variety of local plants and flowers and is a series of four separate buildings, built according to the architectural style of Cuzco. From the hotel you can enjoy a beautiful view of the Ollantaytambo ruins. Each of the 37 rooms features its own private bathroom facilities and telephone. The hotel has a cosy living room with open fire, a reading room, restaurant and bar. There is also internet access and laundry service.
Accommodation includes room and breakfast.
Sacred Valley of the Incas - Deluxe Hotel
North of Cuzco City, along the shoreline of the Urubamba River, lays the region properly baptized as the Sacred Valley of the Incas, lands where mysterious mountains seem to still guard ancient and lost temples built for the Inca sun god Wiraqocha. Centrally located 3.2 kilometers from the Town of Urubamba, 15 minutes away from the gateway to the eternal citadel of Machu Picchu (Ollantaytambo Train Station) and along a sensuous curvature of the Urubamba River shoreline, Rio Sagrado Hotel, Villas & Spa stands united with the mystique of the holy valley.
This luxury hotel offers 13 Deluxe Suites, 8 Junior Suites equipped with queen or king size beds, direct dial and international telephone, large dresser, hair dryer, steam shower, private exterior terrace and heated wooden floors. Although accommodation in the hotel includes room and breakfast you will want to dine at a choice of two restaurants, one overlooking the Urubamba River.
Rio Sagrado also offers two-story riverfront villas which have accomplished refined functionality and comfort for up to eight guests. Envisioned as a getaway dream home, the villas have been conditioned with all necessary home amenities, services and comforts. Each villa comes with a personal housekeeper fit to treat guests with freshly prepared native breakfasts, afternoon snacks or homemade specialty dinners, as wells as grocery shopping, bartending and translation service while travelling.
Sacred Valley of the Incas - First Hotel
Located in Huicho in the Sacred Valley of the Incas, the Sol y Luna has a stunning setting between the snow-capped mountain ranges of the Cordillera del Vilcanota and the Cordillera del Vilcabamba. The hotel is a series of adobe bungalows, each with private facilities and a terrace, decorated in a rustic style and set in beautifully landscaped gardens. Each detail has been carefully chosen to reflect the ambience of the Andean culture in the Sacred Valley. The hotel also offers a unique combination of eco-tourism, adventure, sport and culture in a variety of outdoor activities. As well as hikes and treks in the surrounding areas, you can also choose from horseback riding, mountain biking and paragliding. Accommodation includes room and breakfast.
Cusco - 2 Nights
Day 6 - Cusco
Day 7 - Guided tour of Cusco
- Full Description
Thursday, 21 October 2021
Transfer to Cusco and check into your hotel for a 2-night stay. Rest of the day is at leisure to explore this unique city.
Friday, 22 October 2021
Guided tour of Cusco
Enjoy a morning guided tour of Cusco with your expert Veloso Tours guide, visiting the ornate colonial-era cathedral, the main square, Santa Domingo Church and the archeological sites of Sacsayhuaman, Qenqo, Puka Pukara and Tambomachay.
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.
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.
Cusco - Luxury Hotel
Built 300 years ago atop Inca foundations, the building was originally the Seminary of San Antonio Abad. In 1995, the seminary was tastefully converted into a luxury hotel while still preserving its original architecture of arched galleries surrounding two elegant colonial style courtyards. The Belmond Monasterio de Cusco is Cuzco's premier hotel, providing its guests with a museum setting of Inca and Spanish traditions. The hotel is conveniently situated very close to the city's central square, the Plaza de Armas, where the Cathedral and museums are located.
All of the 122 air-conditioned rooms have en-suite bathrooms, telephone, mini-bar and cable TV and many of them are oxygen-enriched. The hotel also has a lobby bar, two restaurants and deli/café.
Several activities are available including art tours, cooking classes and pisco lessons.
The rooms and on a bed and breakfast basis.
Lima & Fly Home - 0 Nights
Day 8 - Fly to Lima and overnight flight home
Day 9 - Arrive in the UK
- Full Description
Saturday, 23 October 2021
Fly to Lima and overnight flight home
Afternoon flight to Lima to connect with your overnight flight back to the UK.
Sunday, 24 October 2021
Arrive in the UK
Arrive in the UK in the morning.
|Season||Low Season||High Season|
|Travel Dates||25 Dec-21 Jun, 17 Aug - 12 Dec||22 Jun-16 Aug, 13 Dec - 24 Dec|
|Multiple Travellers - Twin Room||£2,382||£2,574||£3,230||£2,570||£2,762||£3,418|
|Multiple Travellers - Own Room||£2,651||£2,998||£4,316||£2,839||£3,196||£4,494|
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- 9 Days / 7 Nights
- International flights (1 overnight)
- Internal flights
- Accommodation as shown on the itinerary
- 7 breakfasts and 2 lunches
- Transfers to and from airports
- Transport throughout the itinerary
- Excursions listed, all with expert, English-speaking guides
- Prices are per person
- Prices for Special Events, Christmas, New Year's Eve, Easter on request
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