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The Machu Picchu Tour

7 Night Itinerary from £ 2,475 1,946 $ 2,465

Private Individual 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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Machu Picchu, the Citadel of the Incas

Our short tour of Peru focuses on Cusco, capital of the Inca Empire, and their lost citadel and ancient stronghold that is Machu Picchu

Travel Highlights

  • This short Tour focuses on the centre of the Inca Empire in the Peruvian Andes
  • Travel to Cusco with several days of excursions to the nearby ruined fortresses and the archaeological sites of the Sacred Valley 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.

Journey Breakdown

The Machu Picchu Tour
Travel Itinerary

Lima Day 1

Day 1 - Arrival in Lima

Itinerary Description

Day 1 - Arrival

Departure flight from the UK to Lima, arriving the same day in the evening. Transfer to your hotel for 1 night.

Cusco Days 2-3

Day 2 - Travel to Cusco

Day 3 - Guided Tour of Cusco

Itinerary Description

Day 2 - Travel to Cusco

Morning flight to Cusco with stunning views of the Andes, staying for 5 nights with four full days exploring the Inca and colonial heritage. Afternoon free today to relax and acclimatise to the altitude. (B)

Day 3 - Guided Tour of Cusco

Morning guided tour of Cusco including the Cathedral, the main square, the Plaza de Armas, and the church of Santo Domingo, built on the Inca stone walls of the Temple of the Sun, where one can appreciate the syncretism of Inca and Catholic symbols, constructions and beliefs. Continue to the archaeological sites of Sacsayhuamán, Qenqo, Puka Pukara and Tambo Machay on the hills surrounding Cusco. (B)

Machu Picchu by Train Day 4-5

Day 4 - Day Trip to Machu Picchu

Day 5 - At Leisure

Itinerary Description

Day 4 - Day Trip to Machu Picchu

Early morning departure for the scenic train (and bus) journey from Cusco to Machu Picchu. Guided tour of the archaeological site providing an insight into the history of Machu Picchu and its discovery by Hiram Bingham in 1911. Lunch and free time to explore and absorb the atmosphere. Return to Cusco in the evening. (B,L)

Day 5 - At Leisure

At leisure in Cusco. (B)

 

Sacred Valley Day 6

Day 6 - Sacred Valley Tour

Itinerary Description

Day 6 - Sacred Valley Tour

Enjoy our extensive, special 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. The town itself is geometrically perfect; with straight streets, trapezoidal doors, and Inca drainage systems. Finally 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. (B,L)

Lima & Fly Home Days 7 - 9

Day 7 - Guided tour of Lima

Day 8 - At leisure in Lima and flight home 

Day 9 - Arrive in UK

Itinerary Description

Day 7 - Guided tour of Lima

Morning flight to Lima and afternoon tour including the Larco Herrera Museum, the colonial city centre with its palatial architecture, main square at Plaza San Martín and the modern coastal district of Miraflores. (B)

Day 8 - At leisure in Lima and flight home 

At leisure in Lima. Late afternoon transfer to the airport for the overnight flight home. (B)

Day 9 - Arrive in the UK

Arrive in the UK in the morning.

Travel Details
Machu Picchu

Price Breakdown

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

Season Low Season High Season
Travel Dates 25 Dec-21 Jun, 17 Aug - 12 Dec 22 Jun-16 Aug, 13 Dec - 24 Dec
Room Arrangement Tourist First Deluxe Tourist First Deluxe
Multiple Travellers - Twin Room £2,475 £2,955 £3,481 £3,017 £3,437 £3,963
Multiple Travellers - Own Room + £289 + £422 + £1,084 + £229 + £421 + £1,083
Single Traveller - Own Room - - - - - -
Season Low Season High Season
Travel Dates 25 Dec-21 Jun, 17 Aug - 12 Dec 22 Jun-16 Aug, 13 Dec - 24 Dec
Room Arrangement Tourist First Deluxe Tourist First Deluxe
Multiple Travellers - Twin Room €1,946 €2,498 €3,103 €2,569 €3,811 €4,548
Multiple Travellers - Own Room + €332 + €485 + €1,246 + €264 + €-274 + €355
Single Traveller - Own Room - - - - - -
Season Low Season High Season
Travel Dates 25 Dec-21 Jun, 17 Aug - 12 Dec 22 Jun-16 Aug, 13 Dec - 24 Dec
Room Arrangement Tourist First Deluxe Tourist First Deluxe
Multiple Travellers - Twin Room $2,465 $3,137 $3,873 $3,223 $3,811 $3,963
Multiple Travellers - Own Room + $405 + $590 + $1,518 + $321 + $591 + $2,102
Single Traveller - Own Room - - - - - -

Booking Terms & Conditions

What's Included

  • 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
  • 9 Days / 7 Nights
  • 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
  • 9 Days / 7 Nights
  • 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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