Discover the Incan capital of Cuzco, take in colonial Spanish art and architecture throughout the valley, and of course, explore ancient Incan sites from the fantastic ruins of Pisac to the magnificent Sun Gate at Machu Picchu. Along the way, encounter traditional masters of craft: from Peruvian hat makers to tile makers and charming fabric weavers.
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Arrive at the Jorge Chavez International Airport; typically international flights arrive in the late evening. You’ll be met by your driver and taken to the Miraflores Park Hotel for the evening and a well deserved rest.
Today we fly to Cusco before driving to the Sacred Valley of the Incas and getting acclimatized to the altitude. Explore Urubamba to get a sense of daily valley life and enjoy dinner at a local family-owned hacienda where you will participate in a traditional offer to mother earth.
We mount up for a ride today on Peruvian Paso horses through Andean villages bordered by the Sacred Valley’s snow-covered mountain peaks. You’ll have lunch today in Maras and visit the famous salt ponds.
This morning you’ll visit the authentic Quechua Andean Community where you’ll participate in daily activities, including knitting and other crafts, and walk the crop fields. After lunch we head to the Pisac Archeological site.
Today we board the Vistadome train to Machu Picchu, one of the most spectacular rail journeys in the world, following the Urubamba River through the incredible Canyon of Vilcanota. We’ll ascend the Inca trail, visit the impressive "Wiñay Wayna" archeological site and marvel at the Sun Gate as we enter Machu Picchu.
This morning your guide meets you at the hotel to begin a complete guided tour of the Inca citadel. If you’re feeling adventurous you can even hike Huayna Picchu Mountain, before having free time to explore the and experience spectacular views of all of Machu Picchu and the valleys and mountains surrounding it.
This morning we visit the bustling and colourful central market before driving to Sacsayhuaman, the ruling palace of the Inca. Later in the morning, your guide will take you to the Chocolate Museum to make your own chocolate and learn about the production process of the cacao, from the seed to the chocolate.
You’ll journey back to the airport today by boat then catch your flight to Lima via Cuzco. Depending on your flight home you may need to spend an extra night in Lima.Show All Days VIEW MAP CLOSE Want to see a full
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