Surrender to the awe of mighty Machu Picchu on this enthralling journey through Peru. Experience the clash of cultures that co-exist in thriving, bustling cities full of colour and passion. Meet locals who lead a traditional lifestyle and explore relics and ruins, ancient stone reminders of the past. Set to the backdrop of stunning mountain vistas and lush green landscapes, this journey provides authentic experiences and opportunities for adventure in a fun, accessible way.
Day 1 Lima
See the major sights of Lima on a walking tour of this city shrouded in history. In free time, why not hit the intriguing Monasterio de San Francisco to explore the dark tunnels that lead to an eerie underground cemetery?
Day 2 Cuzco
Get acquainted with Cuzco on a walking tour that includes a special visit to a coca shop and an opportunity to try unique-tasting coca tea.
Day 3 Sacred Valley/Ollantaytambo
Journey through the lush greenery of the Sacred Valley and pay a visit to a local community. Make new friends and learn about the traditional lifestyle these proud people lead. Spend the night in the town of Ollantaytambo - home to some of the oldest continuously inhabited dwellings in South America.
Days 4-5 Cuzco
Hop on a local bus, head back to Cuzco and make use of the included access to the impressive archaeological sites of Sacsayhuaman, Qenqo and Tambomachay, on the outskirts of Cuzco.
Day 6 Aguas Calientes
Catch a train through the winding Urubamba Valley to the town of Aguas Calientes. In need of some relaxation? Spend the afternoon bathing in the natural hot springs that give this town its name.
Day 7 Machu Picchu/Cuzco
Rise early to meet the magnificence of Machu Picchu. Explore these special ruins with a local guide and wander through the temples, palaces and living quarters, remnants of a once-thriving society. Take in the breathtaking views - and perhaps meet a wooly llama or two - then reflect on this unforgettable experience on the return trip to Cuzco. Perhaps stay on to explore this charming city after the trip ends.
Day 8 Cuzco
Depart Cuzco with fresh memories of Machu Picchu. Compare photos and experiences with fellow travellers before departing.