Machu Picchu In Style
Lima to Cusco
7 days from €1,071 pp
Explore areas of Peru in style with this 7 day itinerary. Be dazzled with Machu Picchu, explore the sacred valley, visit local hot springs & markets and have some free time to explore at your own pace and do some shopping. Active options include whitewater rafting, horseback riding, and mountain biking.
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Liam to Cusco
7 Days From €1,071
Is this tour for me?
Travel Style: Classic
All of the highlights, culture, access, and I-can’t-believe-we-did-that moments, all at a great price.
Service Level: Upgraded
Quality accommodations and more inclusions than on other G Adventures tours, like meals, private transport, and activities.
Physical Rating: 3 – Average
Some tours may include light hiking, biking, rafting, or kayaking in addition to walking.
Trip Type: Small Group
Small group experience; Max 16, avg 10
Age requirement: 12+
All travellers under age 18 must be accompanied by an adult.
Day 1: Lima
Arrive at any time. Arrival transfer included.
Please note: if you booked the Culinary Bundle it does not include extra time in Lima – booking pre-trip accommodation is highly recommended. You will be picked up from your hotel at approximately 10:00 (10:30 from Aug-Dec) and taken to a local market and restaurant to prepare and enjoy a traditional Peruvian meal. Return back to the hotel around 13:00.
Hot water shortages and power outages can be fairly common in Peru (even in upgraded hotels and private homes). We appreciate your patience and understanding that these occurrences are outside of our control.
Arrival Day and Welcome Meeting:
The adventure begins tonight. Feel free to explore before your welcome meeting, but make sure you’re back in time to meet the group. After introductions, your CEO will review the details of your tour. Please note that normal check-in times apply at our start hotels, but you can usually store your luggage for the day if you arrive early.
Arrival Airport Transfer:
You will be met at the airport and transferred to the hotel to start your adventure.
Day 2: Lima/Cusco
Fly to Cusco. Free time to shop and explore. Opt for a city tour, visit museums or archaeological sites.
Travel to the airport for the early morning flight to Cusco. Spend the day relaxing and exploring this fascinating city.
Our best advice for exploring Cusco is to wear a comfortable pair of shoes. Arm yourself with a city map and set out to explore.
Please note: if you pre-book the Culinary Bundle you will be picked up from your hotel at approx 12:30 and taken to a local market and restaurant to prepare and enjoy a traditional Peruvian meal. Return back to your hotel around 16:00.
Look! Up in the sky! It’s a bird! It’s a plane! It’s… yup, it is a plane, actually.
There’s plenty to see and do in Cusco, and we wanted to make sure that you had some time to take it all in. Feel free to relax or try optional activities like visiting Museo Inka, Museo de Historia Regional, and whitewater rafting. Your CEO has more ideas if you need them. Just ask!
Day 3: Cusco/Ollantaytambo
Enjoy a full-day guided tour of the Sacred Valley. Stop at the G Adventures-supported women’s weaving co-op before visiting a local pottery making community. Break for lunch at the G Adventures-supported 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).
Travel through the stunning Sacred Valley of the Incas, visiting a G Adventures-supported women’s weaving co-op. Meet the women and learn about traditional weaving and dyeing. Opt to pick up some handmade souvenirs directly from the women who made them. Continue on to watch a pottery making demonstration in another small village.
Have lunch at the G Adventures-supported Parwa community restaurant. Learn about the project and eat a delicious buffet-style lunch. Proceeds from the meal go directly back into the remote community.
Make stops along the way as you pass through this gorgeous valley, descending in elevation the whole way.
G Adventures for Good: Ccaccaccollo Community and Women’s Weaving Co-op visit:
Visit the Ccaccaccollo community centre which G Adventures travellers’ donations helped create in 2005, thereby enabling local women to sell traditional textiles to travellers. See local weaving and dyeing techniques used to create garments and souvenirs, and learn how the Planeterra weaving co-operative has impacted the community and those who visit it. This includes the purchase of alpacas to provide a steady supply of wool, looms, and sewing machines as well as several training courses on production, sales and small business management.
Cuyo Chico Pottery Making Demonstration:
In the rural village of Cuyo Chico in the Sacred Valley, a group of families joined together to create a small business based on their traditional adobe ceramic crafts. Using clay from their surroundings, they mold bowls, plates, and all manner of decorations. Learn about the ceramics process as well as the traditional adobe brick-making that forms the basis of houses throughout the valley, all while taking in a spectacular view of the Pisac Ruins. After the demonstration, peruse the items for sale directly from the artisans in their shop.
G Adventures for Good: Parwa Community Restaurant the Sacred Valley:
Contribute to sustainable tourism in Huchuy Qosqo, a small village of 65 families in the Sacred Valley, by eating at the Parwa Community Restaurant. Learn how the resident-run restaurant was kickstarted by G Adventures and the Multilateral Investment Fund, to become a successful farm-to-table program that boosts the local economy and several spin-off microenterprises.
Villa Urubamba (or similar)
Breakfast | Lunch
Day 4: Ollantaytambo/Aguas Calientes
Journey to Aguas Calientes and opt to visit the local hot springs and hit the market. Those who have purchased and pre-booked the ‘1-day Inca Trail’ hike will disembark the train at 104km and trek to the Sun Gate for the first glimpse of Machu Picchu before re-joining the group at Aguas Calientes for the night.
Board a morning train that winds through the spectacular Urubamba Valley to the end of the line: the village of Aguas Calientes, a frontier town nestled in the hills beneath Machu Picchu. Enjoy the rest of the day taking advantage of the hikes and hot springs in the area.
Climb aboard, take a seat, and enjoy the ride.
Opt to visit the local market, the botanical garden, and the Mandor waterfalls or soak in the hot springs.
Day 5: Machu Picchu/Cusco
Enjoy a guided tour of Machu Picchu. Opt to visit the Inca Bridge before returning to Cusco.
Start early to catch the sunrise at the top. Take the bus up to the historic spiritual centre of the Incas, the ‘Lost City’ of Machu Picchu. Tour the ruins with an expert guide then explore on your own.
Later, return by train to Ollantaytambo and meet a private vehicle to head back to Cusco.
Climb aboard, grab a seat, and enjoy the ride.
Machu Picchu Guided Tour:
Rise and shine – the best time to see the Lost City of the Incas is in the early morning light. Follow the local guide to Machu Picchu to learn about its history at a leisurely pace. Gain local insight into the Inti Mach’ay cave, Inti Watana, the Temple of the Sun, the Temple of the Water, the Temple of the Condor, and the Room of the Three Windows. Take time to sit and feel the energy of this 15th-century site, now both a UNESCO World Heritage site and voted one of the new Seven Wonders of the World (in a worldwide Internet poll).
Climb aboard, grab a seat, and enjoy the ride.
Climb aboard, take a seat, and enjoy the ride.
Settle in and scan the scenery from the convenience of a private vehicle.
Inca Bridge Visit:
Use any leftover energy from your Machu Picchu hike to visit the Inca Bridge site nearby (thought by some to be a secret back entrance to Machu Picchu). Trek up to the bridge that’s cleaving to a 579m (1,900 ft) cliff, and soak in amazing views of cloud forest along the way.
Day 6: Cusco
Enjoy a free day in Cusco. Active options include whitewater rafting, horseback riding, and mountain biking.
Head out and explore. Free time is yours to use how you want!
Day 7: Cusco
Depart at any time.
Not ready to leave? Your CEO can help with travel arrangements to extend your adventure.
- G Adventures for Good: Ccaccaccollo Community and Women’s Weaving Co-op visit, Ccaccaccollo
- G Adventures for Good: Parwa Community Restaurant the Sacred Valley, Lamay
- Arrival transfer
- Sacred Valley guided tour
- Pottery making demonstration
- Train to Machu Picchu
- Machu Picchu guided tour
- Internal flight
- All transport between destinations and to/from included activities
Upgraded hotels (6 nts).
6 breakfasts, 1 lunch
Allow USD240-315 for meals not included.
Public bus, train, plane
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G Representatives in Lima and Cusco, specialist Inca Trail CEO for Sacred Valley and Machu Picchu.
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