Machu Picchu on a Time Crunch

Machu Picchu on a Time Crunch

3,995.00

PERU, SOUTH AMERICA

Machu Picchu, one of the wonders of the world for its amazing archaeological heritage, is thought to be the favored country retreat for the royal family and Inca Nobility. Here is your chance to see it for yourself.

from $4,560 pp    7 Days/6 Nights     $651/Day

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MACHU PICCHU ON A TIME CRUNCH

SACRED VALLEY | MACHU PICCHU | CUSCO

This week-long trip to Machu Picchu is ideal for those who don't have unlimited vacation days but still want to make the most of a plane ticket to the Southern Hemisphere.

 

We don't skimp on any details during this seven-day trip to Peru. You'll soak up the sights in Lima, then jet along to Cusco where you'll explore the Sacred Valley, hike the ruins of Machu Picchu, and dive deep into the culture of this culturally rich area with expert guides. Meet local artisans in the Sacred Valley, get to know a guanaco before lunch, and imagine yourself as Incan nobility in the historic stone baths in Cusco. We've made sure no box is left unchecked on your ultimate Peruvian adventure, all while fitting it into an insanely doable shorter itinerary that's perfect for the whole family.

 
 
 
 

Day 1

LIMA

HOTEL B BOUTIQUE HOTEL

 
 

You'll kick off the trip with a flight into Lima, the capital of South America. This incredibly cultural city is home to some of the most remarkable colonial mansions, churches, and squares on the continent. Stay the night at Hotel B, a boutique outpost that is steeped in style and artistic details. Kick back on the rooftop bar with a famous Peruvian pisco sour in hand and watch the sun set over the pacific in anticipation of the week to come.

 
 
 

Day 2

SACRED VALLEY OF THE INCAS

HACIENDA URUBAMBA

 
 

The next day, you'll fly to Cusco—the gateway to the Sacred Valley of the Incas. On the way to your outpost for the night, you'll visit one of the many colorful markets of Pisac where you can browse fine woven crafts, tapestries, and textiles from local artisans. Meet the local weavers at Awanacancha, and of course, get introduced to the local llamas, alpacas, guanacos, and vicuñas. Just don't get spit on! That evening you'll be staying at Hacienda Urubamba. This beautiful lodge overlooks the Sacred Valley where, at dusk, you'll get to see twinkling lights of other properties, small villages, and farms all tucked away beneath the steep slopes of surrounding foothills. 

 
 
 

Days 3, 4

AGUAS CALIENTES

MACHU PICCHU PUEBLO HOTEL

 
 

On day number three, immerse yourself in the culture of the Sacred Valley. You'll visit Ollantaytambo town, the oldest continuously occupied settlement in South America. Here you'll find the best surviving example of Inca city planning. Steep terraces still guard the intricate Inca complex, and once successfully fended off an attack from Conquistadors. That afternoon, you'll board the train for Machu Picchu. It will drop you off in the town of Aguas Calientes, right at the foot of the ancient ruins. Get settled into your lodge for the next two nights, the Machu Picchu Pueblo Hotel. The next day, you'll explore Machu Picchu with an excellent guide who will make the most of your time at one of the most significant and spectacular archeological sites in the world.     

 
 
 

Days 5, 6, 7

THE ANCIENT CITY OF CUSCO

LA CASONA

 
 

On your last morning at Machu Picchu, get up early and take advantage of excellent bird watching in the cloud forest. Keep your eyes peeled for the torrent duck and white-capped dipper, and 18 different types of hummingbirds. Then you'll transfer back to Cusco for the finale of the trip.

Cusco is the ancient capital and spiritual heart of the Inca Empire. You'll spend the next two nights at the carefully restored sixteenth-century mansion, La Casona. The outpost offers a beautiful contemporary and colonial fusion with only 11 suites, so you'll feel more like a guest in a local's home than in a tourist-filled hotel. While in Cusco, enjoy private guided visits to several different Incan sites: Sacsayhuaman, Puca Pucara, Qenko, and Tambomachay. Between outings, dine at delicious Peruvian restaurants where you'll taste local favorites and global fusions. Visit the Cusco cathedral, the famous temple of Koricancha, and the beautiful San Blas neighborhood. Your schedule while in Cusco is completely up to you with first-class guides to make sure your Peruvian adventure goes exactly to plan. 

 
 
 
 

WHY GO ON THIS TRIP

  • Spend a night on the waterfront in Lima before embarking on your mountain adventure
  • Get a feel for the Sacred Valley, visiting local makers and markets
  • Take the train to Machu Picchu so that you have maximum time to explore its ruins
  • Hike among the ruins and go bird watching in the cloud forest
  • Explore Inca cultural sites in Cusco
 
 
 

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