This small group escorted tour is for those who want to see the spectacular Machu Picchu and it’s surroundings but aren’t up for the intense hiking of the Inca Trail. You’ll explore the wonderful Sacred Valley and spend time taking in the culture of Cusco before getting the train up to Machu Picchu – equally spectacular views but without the effort!
Depart London to arrive in Cusco the next day. Upon arrival you will be met and transferred to your hotel.
Enjoy a full-day guided tour of the Sacred Valley. Stop at the women's weaving co-op before visiting a local pottery making community. Break for lunch at the Parwa community restaurant in Huchuy Qosco. After lunch, opt to head out on a hike to the Ollantaytambo storehouses and look out over the ruins. Or, wander around the cobblestone streets and visit a local Chicheria (corn beer bar). (BL)
Return to the Sacred Valley with your CEO to explore the sites of the Maras Salt Mines and the ancient Incan agricultural terraces of Moray. Continue on a scenic drive through small villages and stunning views of the Andean countryside. Stop for a picnic lunch at Piuray Lagoon and opt to explore by kayak or stand-up paddleboard. Return to Cusco for the evening. (BL)
Enjoy a free day to explore the city or take advantage of the many optional activities available. (B)
Travel by van to Ollantaytambo to catch the scenic train to Aguas Calientes. (B)
Enjoy a guided tour of Machu Picchu. Opt to visit the Inca Bridge before returning to Cusco in the evening. (B)
Transfer to the airport for your flight home. (B)
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International and Domestic Flights
Transfers & transport as specified
Meals as specified (B=Breakfast, L=Lunch, D=Dinner)
Sightseeing as specified