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Machu Picchu and Cusco

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The extraordinary itinerary takes you to one of the seven wonders of the world - Machu Picchu. Exploring Peru you’ll learn about the history of Lima before flying to the Sacred Valley. You’ll travel to Machu Picchu by train to witness  a masterpiece of engineering and architecture that served as a sanctuary and retreat for the Incas. You’ll also explore the Qoricancha, one of the most revered temples in the city of Cusco. This itinerary is definitely one to add to your bucket list.

time difference


6 hours behind the UK

flight time


14 hours direct from UK

Day 1


Arrival transfer to hotel in Lima. Lima is a modern metropolis full of history, which has approximately ten million inhabitants and is going through an exciting process of cultural and economic changes.

Overnight at Hotel de Autor Lima, a beautiful small boutique hotel, which is more like stepping into your own home.

Recommended Accommodation:
Hotel de Autor Lima

Day 2


Breakfast at the hotel.

Enjoy the Main Square, where Lima was first founded as ‘The City of Kings’ in 1535, and then as capital of the Republic of Peru in 1821, when the country became independent from the Spanish crown. See nearby the Presidential Palace and Lima Cathedral. Visit the Aliaga House, an ancient viceregal house delivered by Francisco Pizarro to his captain Jerónimo de Aliaga after the foundation of the city. Continue to Saint Francis Church, which has an enviable collection of old books and an authentic network of catacombs.

Finish at the Larco Museum, founded by Rafael Larco Hoyle en 1926. The museum, located inside a viceregal mansion built on a pre-Columbian pyramid of the 7th century, houses the most complete pre-Hispanic collection of gold and silver artifacts.

Overnight at Hotel de Autor Lima.

Recommended Accommodation:
Hotel de Autor Lima

Day 3

Lima - Cusco - Sacred Valley

Breakfast at the hotel.

Departure transfer to Lima airport. Lima-Cusco flight is not included.

Upon arrival, transfer to Sacred Valley. Visit Awanakancha en route, a farm of South American camelids and textiles showroom where local families show the entire traditional process of weaving and making garments. Then, continue to Pisac, a town shaped as a partridge, which is known for the craft market established between colonial buildings. This market has stands that exhibit and sell products manufactured by the residents of the area. Arrive to Ollantaytambo, a typical example of the urban planning of the Incas, whose residents still live in accordance with their old traditions. Inca Pachacutec conquered the town, destroyed it and built a new one absorbing it as part of his empire. The Ollantaytambo Fortress is a huge archaeological complex which, although it bears the name of fortress, it was actually a tambo (a leisure city used to accommodate the delegations that traveled long distances).

Lunch at Wayra Restaurant.

Overnight at Aranwa Hotel and Wellness.

Recommended Accommodation:
Aranwa Sacred Valley Hotel and Wellness

Day 4

Sacred Valley - Machu Picchu

Breakfast at the hotel.

Start with a train ride from Ollanta station. It takes approximately two hours to Aguas Calientes, also known as ‘Machu Picchu pueblo’. Finally, after a 30-minute bus ride, reach the citadel of Machu Picchu, a masterpiece of engineering and architecture that served as a sanctuary and retreat for Inca Pachacutec.

Machu Picchu, which means ‘Old Mountain’, is considered a World Heritage by the UNESCO and one of the new seven wonders of the world.

Lunch at Cafe Inkaterra.

Overnight at Casa del Sol Machu Picchu hotel.

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner

Recommended Accommodation:
Casa del Sol Machu Picchu Hotel

Day 5

Machu Picchu - Cusco

Breakfast at the hotel.

Morning at leisure. Today you could optionally return to Machu Picchu and visit any of the remainder attractions. You could visit the Intipunku, the Inca Bridge or climb the Huayna Picchu. In the afternoon, head to the Aguas Calientes train station and take your train back to Poroy.

Transfer back to hotel in Cusco.

Overnight at Andean Wings Boutique hotel.

Recommended Accommodation:
Andean Wings Boutique Hotel

Day 6


Breakfast at the hotel.

Discover the Qoricancha, also known as the ‘Temple of the Sun’. This construction was used as base for the construction of the Santo Domingo Convent upon the arrival of the Spaniards. This is where the Sun (Inti in Quechua) was worshipped during the Inca Empire. Visit the Cathedral, one of the most splendid Spanish colonial churches in America, which is shaped as a Latin Cross and houses about 400 colonial paintings from the Cusco art school. Then, continue to Sacsayhuamán fortress. This complex was built with megalithic stone blocks, of which transportation and construction continue to be a mystery.

Overnight at Andean Wings Boutique hotel.

Recommended Accommodation:
Andean Wings Boutique Hotel

Day 7

Breakfast at the hotel.

Departure transfer to Cusco airport. Assistance with your onward flight to Lima and home.

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