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Cusco History & Machu Picchu, Citadel of the Incas

6 Night Itinerary from  £2,593

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 - Arrive in Lima

Day 3 - Guided tour of Lima

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Sunday, 21 April 2024

Fly to Lima

Depart the UK on an overnight flight to Lima.

Monday, 22 April 2024

Arrive in Lima

Arrive in Lima in the morning. Your guide will meet you at the airport and transfer to your chosen hotel for a 2 night stay including breakfast. Your guide will also provide a short orientation tour to help familiarise you with your local area. 

Tuesday, 23 April 2024

Optional tours and excursions

Today, enjoy a choice of optional guided tours, including: a city tour of Lima; a tour to the Pachacamac ruins, a sacred and ceremonial site dating back to the beginnings of Christianity; a culinary tour of Lima by night; a full day visit and flight over the Nazca Lines - incredible geoglyph figures of animals, birds and geometric figures etched in the desert; a visit to the Paracas Islands; or a walking tour discovering Lima's wonderful array of street food.




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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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 - 4 Nights

Day 4 - Cusco and guided tour

Day 5 - Sacred Valley Tour

Day 6 - At leisure 

Day 7 - Tour to Machu Picchu

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Wednesday, 24 April 2024

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.

Thursday, 25 April 2024

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. 

Friday, 26 April 2024

At leisure

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

Saturday, 27 April 2024

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 8 - Fly to Lima and overnight flight home 

Day 9 - Arrive in the UK

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Sunday, 28 April 2024

Fly to Lima and overnight flight home 

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

Monday, 29 April 2024

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 £2,593 £2,659 £3,959 £2,762 £2,969 £4,104

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)
  • 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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