WHY THIS TRIP
No trip to Machu Picchu is complete without exploring the fascinating Inca ruins and living history in the Sacred Valley and the former Inca capital of Cusco, so on this trip, we do just that. World-class Peruvian guides share their deep knowledge of the Incas on this exploration of the most fascinating Inca ruins, while getting you off the beaten path to avoid the crowds doing the regular tourist circuit. With a full day to explore Machu Picchu, and even time to climb to see the view from Huayna Picchu, this trip is for anyone wanting to truly experience the magic of the Inca Empire.
This five-day exploration of the Inca Empire begins with your arrival into Cusco, from where you travel straight away to the Sacred Valley of the Incas to visit the ruins and markets of Pisac.
En route, you check into your hotel near Urubamba, where at 2,800 meters (9,000 feet), you will be able to acclimatise, enjoy the delightful climate and get a good night’s rest. You continue your exploration of the Sacred Valley with a visit to Chinchero, the fascinating circular ruins of Moray and the spectacular saltpans of Maras (with an optional hike), followed by an exploration of the impressive Inca fortress and town of Ollantaytambo, Late in the afternoon, you head by train to Machu Picchu Pueblo for the night. Early the next day, you enjoy a private guided tour of Machu Picchu with time to climb Huayna Picchu before catching an afternoon train and transferring back to your Cusco hotel. Fully acclimatised, you enjoy a full-day tour of the fascinating ruins outside Cusco, before heading to the airport for your afternoon flight out.
If you have more time, extra activities and nights can be organized on request.
LOCAL PROVIDER: AMAZONAS EXPLORER
For more than three decades Amazonas Explorer has led high-quality trips and alternative adventures throughout South America. Based in Cusco, its professionally trained guides, cooks and support crew bring their passion and skills to the travelers they serve and, in turn, build rewarding careers for themselves. This talented staff of local experts is focused on providing you with safe and comfortable adventures, all centered on making your holiday as memorable as possible.