Cusco and Machu Picchu
This one week trip explores the famous sites of the Incas including Cusco, the Sacred Valley and concludes at Machu Picchu, while featuring comfortable hotels in central locations. Acclimatise in the charming town of Cusco at 3400m before journeying to the Sacred Valley of the Incas. Explore the Inca village of Ollantaytambo and follow in the footsteps of Hiram Binham, who discovered the 'lost city of the Incas'. Experience this very famous 15th-century archaeological Inca site, perched in the Andes Mountains. Rather than rush back to Cusco, we spend a night at Aguas Calientes, with its scenic location down in the valley, and an opportunity to soak in the hot springs. From here, head up to Machu Picchu for sunrise, a breathtaking and incredibly memorable experience. Leaving Machu Picchu on a picturesque train trip, the journey returns to Ollantaytambo before enjoying time in Cusco.
|DAY 1||Join Cusco|
|DAY 2||Tour of Cusco and ruins|
|DAY 3||Drive to Sacred Valley|
|DAY 4||Train to Machu Picchu, tour of ruins and bus to Aguas Calientes|
|DAY 5||Return to Machu Picchu ruins, return to Cusco|
|DAY 6||Free day in Cusco|
|DAY 7||In Cusco, trip concludes|
I really enjoyed the Peru trip. All went well, and the guide, Luis Sanchez, was excellent.