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Cusco History & Machu Picchu, Citadel of the Incas

6 Night Itinerary from  £2,103

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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Tour Route

Travel Highlights

  • 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 life of today's descendants of the Incas, while our expert guides take you "behind the scenes" to learn 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.

Tour Itinerary

Admire Lima's colonial architecture

Lima - 2 Nights

Day 1 - Fly to Lima

Day 2 - Guided tour of Lima

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Friday, 02 December 2022

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. 


Saturday, 03 December 2022

Guided tour of Lima

Enjoy a tour of Lima today with your expert Veloso Tours guide, designed around your own particular interests.

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.

Allpa Hotel

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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Miraflores Park Plaza

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.

Miraflores Park Plaza
Cusco

Cusco - 4 Nights

Day 3 - Cusco and guided tour

Day 4 - Sacred Valley Tour

Day 5 - At leisure 

Day 6 - Tour to Machu Picchu

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Sunday, 04 December 2022

Cusco and guided tour

Transfer to Lima airport and fly to Cusco. On arrival, our guide will meet you and transfer you to your chosen hotel for a 4-night stay on a bed and breakfast basis. Enjoy an afternoon 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.


Monday, 05 December 2022

Sacred Valley Tour

Today, enjoy a full day guided 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. 


Tuesday, 06 December 2022

At leisure

A day free to relax in the delightful, colonial city of Cusco.


Wednesday, 07 December 2022

Tour to Machu Picchu

Take the scenic Vistadome train today from Cusco 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 Cusco in the evening. 

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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Belmond Monasterio de Cusco

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.

Belmond Monasterio
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Lima & Fly Home - 0 Nights

Day 7 - Fly to Lima and overnight flight home 

Day 8 - Arrive in the UK

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Thursday, 08 December 2022

Fly to Lima and overnight flight home 

Afternoon flight to Lima to connect with your overnight flight back to the UK.


Friday, 09 December 2022

Arrive in the UK

Arrive in the UK in the morning.

Price Guidelines

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 £2,103 £2,611 £3,553 £2,827 £3,038 £3,759
Multiple Travellers - Own Room £2,916 £3,297 £4,747 £3,122 £3,515 £4,943

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


What's Included

  • 8 Days / 6 Nights
  • International flights (1 overnight)
  • Internal flights
  • Accommodation as shown on the itinerary
  • 6 breakfasts and 2 lunches  
  • Transfers to and from airports
  • Transport  throughout the itinerary
  • Excursions listed, all with expert, English-speaking guides
  • Exclusive list of restaurant suggestions
  • Prices are per person
  • Prices for Special Events, Christmas, New Year's Eve, Easter on request

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