The Wonders of Cusco, the Sacred Valley & Machu Picchu


Peru walking and hiking tour map

Itinerary

Days 1-2 Explore Cusco, once the center of the pre-Columbian Inca Empire Visit Coricancha, a Spanish colonial church built atop the ruins of an Inca temple Our local guide shares deep insight into Peru's culture and ancient civilizations as we journey through the Temple of the Moon and Sacsayhuamán, an extraordinary massive structure and one of South America's most impressive sites Discover the superb collection at Cusco's Museum of Pre-Columbian Art This afternoon, check out the action at the lively Plaza de Armas.

Days 3-4 Walk amid the Inca salt pans' beautiful honeycomb of pools above the Urubamba River Valley Each salt-encrusted basin has been raked for centuries Visit a weaving community tucked in the hills Enjoy a private lunch in the home of a local family in the Maras Valley In peaceful Ollantaytambo, climb the ruins of an Inca fortress and walk along the terraced valley Shop for ceramics crafted using traditional Inca techniques at the internationally acclaimed Seminario Studio in Urubamba A culinary highlight is our exclusive cooking class with a local chef.

Days 5-7 Experience Machu Picchu, the incredible "Lost City of the Incas," with its intricate stonework and mysterious religious designs Hike on the Inca Trail, lined with ancient stones and stairs, to reach the Gate of the Sun and your first unforgettable view of Machu Picchu Spend a second full day exploring the "Lost City" with a local expert Stroll the grounds of the Machu Picchu Pueblo Hotel with a local naturalist to learn more about the area's flora and fauna.

Start / End

Cusco, Peru


Meals

All breakfasts, 6 dinners, 5 lunches included

Price: $4,898 - $5,698 USD

pp dbl. occ.
(+$1,130 to $1,330 for sgl. occ.)