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Machu Picchu & Cusco

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They are destinations on any adventurous traveler’s must-do list: Cusco and Machu Picchu. These inimitable Peruvian locales offer a glimpse into the the country’s past – especially the mighty Inca Empire.

On this extension, you’ll enjoy guided tours of the most celebrated archaeological sites in the country: Ollantaytambo, Sacsayhuaman, and, of course, the crown jewel, Machu Picchu. We’ll travel to this architectural marvel by rail on a breathtaking journey that is a highlight in itself. Then, an overnight stay allows us to explore the “Lost City of the Incas” in depth on two guided tours. While here, we’ll also have the opportunity to engage in a thrilling hiking adventure to nearby Inti Punko, or "Sun Gate".

Your Price Includes:

  • Accommodations for 5 nights: 2 nights at Casa Andina Sacred Valley, 1 night at Casa Andina Machu Picchu, 2 nights at Casa Andina Cusco
  • 12 meals: 5 breakfasts, 4 lunches, 3 dinners
  • 6 included tours and 3 Cultural Discoveries
  • All transfers and baggage handling (where permitted)
  • The services of a City Host and regional experts
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DAY 10 : Iquitos / Lima / Cusco / Sacred Valley

After disembarking your Amazon River ship, you'll fly to Cusco via Lima, then transfer to your hotel in Urubamba. You'll stop in Pisac, with time to stroll around the market, before arriving at the hotel for a light dinner this evening.

 Included meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

DAY 11 : Sacred Valley

A remarkable day of discoveries awaits us in Peru’s mythical Sacred Valley. We’ll begin in the town of Moray, home of the mysterious agricultural terraces of the Incas. While the exact purpose of these concentric circles isn’t fully known, many believe these remarkable terraces once served as an agricultural laboratory. Vantage Cares: We journey next to Chinchero, where we’ll participate in a weaving demonstration on the traditional backstrap loom and shop from a colorful array of beautiful blankets, garments, rugs, and other community-made goods during a visit to the indigenous Chinchero Weavers Community.

Cultural Discovery: After a delicious lunch at a riverside restaurant, we continue on to a typical chicheria, a family-run café, for some local flavor. Typically marked by a red flag or bag hanging from the door, a chicheria is the perfect spot to sample chicha, Peruvian homegrown maize beer, and share stories with the town’s indigenous residents. We’ll depart for Urubamba this evening, arriving at our hotel in time to enjoy the balance of an evening of leisure.

 Included meals: Breakfast, Lunch

DAY 12 : Sacred Valley / Machu Picchu

Today, you’ll travel on a deluxe Vistadome train to visit one of the world's greatest and most mysterious historic sites: Machu Picchu — the "Lost City of the Inca." Explore the hilltop ruins of this magnificent UNESCO World Heritage Site during a walking tour in the afternoon after the majority of the crowd has departed for the day. Tonight, you'll enjoy dinner at a local restaurant.

 Included meals: Breakfast, Dinner

DAY 13 : Ollanta / Cusco

This morning offers another opportunity to explore Machu Picchu, either on an invigorating hike to Into Punko or simply enjoy the incredible sunrise. Then, we’ll explore the town of Ollantaytambo, where we’ll visit the archeological site of the lower temple with a chance to climb to the upper "Sun" temple. This evening, we'll make our way to our next destination: historic Cusco.

 Included meals: Breakfast, Lunch

DAY 14 : Cusco

Today’s full-day tour takes you through the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Cusco and its surroundings, including visits to the massive ruins of the Sacsayhuaman complex and the Incan Temple of the Sun, Koricancha. Cultural Discovery: Join a local family in their home for lunch. Finishing your city tour this afternoon, you'll see Cusco's main square and the Cathedral of Santo Domingo, completed in the mid-17th century nearly 100 years after its construction began. Tonight, celebrate your Peruvian discoveries during a Farewell Dinner at a Cusco restaurant.

 Included meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

DAY 15 : Cusco / Return home

Today you’ll have time at leisure, or you can join our "Cusco Behind the Scenes" optional tour. Later, you’ll transfer to your airport for your flight home.

 Included meals: Breakfast

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