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Incan Explorer

Duration
7 Days
Prices From:
US$ 1,848

See the best of the Incas’ legacy on this one week Peru tour, focused on Cusco, the Sacred Valley, and peerless Machu Picchu.


This 7-day trip through Peru’s Inca history focuses on Cusco and the Sacred Valley, including the area’s crowning glory, Machu Picchu.

Spend your first night in Lima, the capital of Peru. There are no planned activities here, but if you have time, consider an extra day or two to experience the economic and cultural heartbeat of today’s Peru. Then fly to Cusco, the ancient capital of the Inca Empire, where the influences of the past blend with the distinct architecture of the colonial era.

Visit Chinchero to learn more about local handicrafts including spinning and weaving. See techniques that have been preserved through generations, and perhaps pick up a unique souvenir before going on to Ollantaytambo. This town is a masterwork of ancient engineering, featuring an innovative fresh water system and terraces. You’ll also visit Pisac, an archaeological marvel showcasing the stonemasonry skills of the Incas. Discover more examples of their ingenuity at the circular terraces of Moray, an Inca agricultural research station, and the Maras salt pools, where you’ll learn about the ancestral techniques used to extract salt, and irrigate the local farms.

Continue to the Sacred Valley and the highlight of your trip, Machu Picchu. Lost for 400 years until its rediscovery in 1911, many mysteries still shroud the ruins. You’ll have plenty of opportunity to form your own theories as you explore, before staying overnight at Aguas Calientes. Then enjoy another day at the ruins. You may want to hike Huayna Picchu for an alternative view, or glimpse the city from the Sun Gate before returning to Cusco.

Transfer to Lima the next day for your flight home.

Book now and receive a free Unique dining experience in Cusco value of $150US per person.


 

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Duration
7 Days
Prices From:
US$ 1,848

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Day 1

Arrive Lima

Upon arrival you will be met at the airport and transferred to your hotel.

Duration1 Night
Accommodation

Wyndham Costa del Sol Lima Airport

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    Wyndham Costa del Sol Lima Airport



    Located within Jorge Chavez International Airport, the hotel Wyndham Costa del Sol Lima Airport offers guests first class infrastructure and service to make your stay in the capital a true pleasure. Thanks to its strategic location, you will be able to save time during your …

    Located within Jorge Chavez International Airport, the hotel Wyndham Costa del Sol Lima Airport offers guests first class infrastructure and service to make your stay in the capital a true pleasure. Thanks to its strategic location, you will be able to save time during your stay and optimize your rest. In this way, you will benefit from a perfect combination of time, pleasure and relaxation.

    Facilities

    • Bar(s)
    • Business Centre
    • Gift Shop
    • Gym/Fitness Centre
    • Hair/Beauty Salon
    • Internet Access
    • Laundry facilities
    • Mail and Postal Facilities
    • Medical Services
    • Parking
    • Restaurant(s)
    • Room Service
    • Spa

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Day 2

Cusco

Early morning you will be assisted with checking in for your flight to Cusco. Upon arrival at the airport you will be transferred to the hotel. Day at leisure to adjust to the altitude.

Meal Plan Breakfast
Duration1 Night
Accommodation

Casa Andina Standard Cusco Catedral

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    Casa Andina Standard Cusco Catedral



    About as close as you can get to Cusco's Cathedral and beautiful Plaza de Armas without actually being on the busy square. Intimately identified with the Cusco's illustrious history, the hotel occupies a colonial building with iconic green balconies and red tiles, and features an …

    About as close as you can get to Cusco's Cathedral and beautiful Plaza de Armas without actually being on the busy square. Intimately identified with the Cusco's illustrious history, the hotel occupies a colonial building with iconic green balconies and red tiles, and features an exposed Incan stone wall in the hotel lobby. Several rooms have coveted views of the Plaza de Armas and Compania de Jesus church.

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Day 3

Sacred Valley

You will visit Chinchero, a picturesque village in the Sacred Valley of the Incas. There, you will head to the PARWA Center, where you can appreciate beautiful textiles and even buy some to take home. Then, you will head to Ollantaytambo, where you can visit the archaeological complex of the same name, one of the largest in Peru, which is strategically located on top of a mountain. Then, enjoy a traditional lunch at a restaurant in the town of Ollantaytambo. Once lunch is over, you will head to Pisac, where you will visit the ruins overlooking the Vilcanota River, which will amaze you for its fascinating architecture.

Meal Plan Breakfast and Lunch
Duration2 Nights
Accommodation

Casa Andina Premium Valle Sagrado

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Day 4

Sacred Valley

You will visit the town of Maras, where one of the finest salts in the world is extracted: the salt of Maras. These mines form terraces and lagoons, which become an obligatory point to take amazing photographs. Also, you will visit the Andean community of Misminay, where the families of the community will give you a warm welcome with music and typical dances. Their hosts will share with you the traditional Andean lifestyle through a participative activity. You will know the local gastronomy through a delicious traditional prepared dish with local supplies, which you will enjoy at lunch time, then visit the huge circular agricultural terraces of Moray, which were used as a botanical laboratory by the Incas and from where you will have a privileged view of the Sacred Valley.

Meal Plan Breakfast and Lunch
Day 5

Sacred Valley - Machu Picchu

A visit to one of the most important tourist destinations in the world: Machu Picchu. The excursion starts with a train trip to the town of Aguas Calientes, also known as Machu Picchu Pueblo. The natural beauty of the surroundings makes the train the best way to start your visit. When you arrive, you will start the ascent to the ruins, which will without a doubt be one of your most unforgettable experiences. At Machu Picchu you can see one of the Seven Modern Wonders of the World and take some impressive photos.

Lunch is at Belmond Sanctuary Lodge (Buffet Lunch)

Meal Plan Breakfast and Lunch
Duration1 Night
Accommodation

Casa Andina Standard Machu Picchu

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    Casa Andina Standard Machu Picchu



    Casa Andina Classic Machu Picchu is the ideal choice for those travelers who want to experience Machu Picchu in its entirety. Its strategic location in Aguas Calienes, closest access point to Machu Picchu, at the side of the train tracks from Aguas Calientes.

    Casa Andina Classic Machu Picchu is the ideal choice for those travelers who want to experience Machu Picchu in its entirety. Its strategic location in Aguas Calienes, closest access point to Machu Picchu, at the side of the train tracks from Aguas Calientes.

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    • Internet Access
    • Laundry

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Day 6

Machu Picchu - Cusco

Visit the Machu Picchu archeological site for a second time with your guide.

At scheduled time, board the train to Ollantaytambo and upon arrival, transfer from the train station to the hotel.

Meal Plan Breakfast
Duration1 Night
Accommodation

Casa Andina Standard Cusco Catedral

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    Casa Andina Standard Cusco Catedral



    About as close as you can get to Cusco's Cathedral and beautiful Plaza de Armas without actually being on the busy square. Intimately identified with the Cusco's illustrious history, the hotel occupies a colonial building with iconic green balconies and red tiles, and features an …

    About as close as you can get to Cusco's Cathedral and beautiful Plaza de Armas without actually being on the busy square. Intimately identified with the Cusco's illustrious history, the hotel occupies a colonial building with iconic green balconies and red tiles, and features an exposed Incan stone wall in the hotel lobby. Several rooms have coveted views of the Plaza de Armas and Compania de Jesus church.

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Day 7

Departure

After breakfast you are transferred to the airport in Cusco for your flight to Lima and onward connections home.

Meal Plan Breakfast

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DEPARTURES:

Daily

PRICE INCLUDES:

  • Nightly accommodation
  • Airport transfers
  • Sacred Valley tour
  • Moray and Maras guided tour
  • Guided tour in Machu Picchu
  • 2 Entrances to Machu Picchu
  • Bus transfers to and from the ruins
  • All meals as listed

PRICE EXCLUDES:

  • Domestic Flights
  • Visa fees (if required)
  • Passport & Visa Costs
  • Vaccination Costs
  • Personal Spending Money
  • Meals where not listed
  • Drinks
  • International Flights
  • Travel Insurance
  • Airport departure taxes
  • Border taxes or fees

TERMS AND CONDITIONS:

Prices are "from" per person based on twin/double share accommodation. Seasonal surcharges and blackout dates may apply. Limited seat/spaces and all pricing is subject to change and availability. Rates for single or triple travellers are available on request - please inquire..

*Please note that this tour is based on minimum 2 travellers.

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