Cusco is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and an amazing amalgam of an Inca capital and colonial city. Situated at 3,400 m above sea level, fertile river-fed valley, Cuzco was developed in the 1400s under the Inca ruler Pachacutec into a complex urban centre. The Spanish added baroque churches and a palace, while emptying the Sun Temple and Golden Gardens of their treasures. Today the city itself is the treasure, preserved for one and all to enjoy.

Themes

  • Adventure
  • Heritage
  • Landscape
  • Wine & Food

Highlights

  • UNESCO World Heritage Site
  • Koricancha
  • Tambomachay
  • Qenko
  • Puca Pucara
  • Sacsayhuaman

Places to Stay

Belmond Andean Explorer

Style: Train

Explore the Peruvian Andes and experience one of the world’s highest train routes aboard South America’s first luxury sleeper train.

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Belmond Monasterio

Style: Heritage

The Belmond Monasterio, a colonial era monastery, enjoys a serene yet strategic location among the charming Plazas of Cusco.

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Belmond Palacio Nazarenas

Style: Heritage

Belmond Palacio Nazarenas is a luxurious jewel in the heart of Cusco.

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Casa Andina Premium Cusco

Style: Boutique

Casa Andina Premium Cusco is a beautifully renovated 18th-century manor house, located in the heart of colonial Cusco, overlooking the small Limacpampa Square and just a short walk to Cusco’s Plaza de Armas.

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El Mercado Tunqui

Style: Boutique

El Mercado Tunqui is a new boutique gem in the heart of Cusco that features original and eye-catching interiors and exceptional customer service.

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Hotel Ruinas

Style: Guest house

Located in close proximity to the highlights of Cusco, the Hotel Ruinas offers rooms that are quite large and furnished in a simple yet functional manner.

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Inkaterra La Casona

Style: Boutique

Conveniently located away from the hustle and bustle of Cusco, yet near enough to enable an easy visit to the…

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JW Marriott El Convento Cusco

Style: International

Located in the city’s historical center, the JW Marriott El Convento Cusco combines the needs of today’s discerning international traveler…

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Mountain Lodges of Peru

Style: Lodge

Leaving Cusco in the early morning hours, embark on a journey that, for many visitors, is the most beautiful in…

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San Agustín Plaza

Style: International

San Agustín Plaza in located in the historic quarter of Cusco, right opposite Qorincancha Palace and just a ten minute…

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Activities in Cusco

Half day Trekking Ruins near to Cuzco area

Meet your guide at your hotel and take a short transfer outside of Cusco. Begin your hike at the Temple of the Rainbow. Following the stream, hike for about two hours before you reach the stunning Incan ruins of Cusilluchayoc Temple. Explore the temple and the caves of the region before continuing down the valley into the city of Cusco. Enjoy the breathtaking views and fascinating insights into the lost Incan civilization. (Approximately 4 hours 30 minutes, if you have a preference for timing, please tell your travel consultant at the time of booking, otherwise our team will schedule the tour at the best available time. Private Activity. Lunch Box Included).

Visit to Pisac Ruins from Cusco

In the realm of lost Incan civilizations, the ruins in Pisac are as important a find as those in Machu Picchu and the buildings in Cusco. Marvel at the structure of the deserted fortress and fill your imagination with Incan imagery and architecture on a half-day tour. (Approximately 4 hours, if you have a preference for timing, please tell your travel consultant at the time of booking, otherwise our team will schedule the tour at the best available time. Private Activity.)

Visit to Pisac Market from Cusco

Explore the many indigenous and artisanal products found in the colorful market of Pisac in the Sacred Valley. Enjoy the beautiful landscape en route and gain deep insights into the Andean culture and lifestyle. (09:00 to 13:00, Private Activity)

Half day River Rafting at Urubamba River

Enjoy an adrenaline-filled adventure white water rafting on the rivers around Cusco. From April to December traverse the mighty Urubamba River in the Sacred Valley with a certified guide admiring the spectacular views of the Andes Mountains and Incan ruins. As you continue downstream towards Ollantaytambo navigate the river rapids ending with El Resbaladero (The Slide). From December to April raft along the Vilcanota River south of Cusco, navigating the rapids and taking in the beautiful Andean mountain scenery. (Duration 2 hours rafting, Private Activity).

Peruvian Home Cooking

Visit a local market in Cusco learning about the regional produce. Interact with a chef and the local producers in this traditional Andean market, discovering a different element of Cusco’s history. Return to the chef’s house for a private culinary lesson, starting with the preparation of the famous Pisco Sour drink and then moving on to entrées and main courses. Interact with the chef at his house where between stories and pictures you will get the most out of this culinary lesson, of course ending with a tasting of the delicacies prepared. (Approximately 5 hours. Private Activity. Lunch Included)

Half day Mountain biking at Cusco

Meet your guide at your hotel and take a short transfer to Yuncaypata. There begin your bike ride downhill through beautiful Andean woods and appreciate the scenic countryside. Visit the ruins of Inkilltambo (Inka jail) and Chuquiquirao. Continue down through the valley to the sites of Rumiwasi. Finish your exhilarating ride and take a transfer back to your hotel. (Duration 3 hours, 2 hours biking, if you have a preference for timing, please tell your travel consultant at the time of booking, otherwise our team will schedule the tour at the best available time. Private Activity).

Half day Horseback riding at Cusco

Leave the city of Cusco for the beautiful nature of the Andes. Meet your private guide and mount your ride for an off-the-beaten path experience as you ride through the tranquil countryside. Enjoy the blooming vistas and incredible landscapes taking in the scenery at your own speed. (Duration 4 hours total, 2 hours riding, if you have a preference for timing, please tell your travel consultant at the time of booking, otherwise our team will schedule the tour at the best available time. Private Activity).

Private City Tour in Cusco and visit to Incan ruins

Discover Cusco’s heart and the secrets of the Incan Empire on a half-day tour with a private guide. Here colonial flair and Incan culture combine to create a fascinating atmosphere. The highlights will include the Main Square and Cathedral, Santo Domingo Convent, Sacsayhuaman Fortress, and Inca ruins of Qenko, Puca-Pucara and Tambomachay which you will visit as you enjoy the spectacular views of the surrounding Andean landscape. (Duration 4 hours, if you have a preference for timing, please tell your travel consultant at the time of booking, otherwise our team will schedule the tour at the best available time. Private Activity)

Trekking at Maras Salt Mines and Moray Ruins from Cusco

On this full-day privately guided trek you will visit the spectacular Incan sites of Maras and Moray on foot. Start your morning at the fascinating Maras Salt mines which feature more than 100 small pools fed by a salt-water mountain spring that is interconnected by channels. It still remains in use today by the community and represents an important income for numerous families in the area. After trekking around the salt mines, in the afternoon, you will head to nearby Moray; famed for being an Inca agricultural experimental center. Hike around these unique ruins and both of these ancient sites will take your breath away and leave you fascinated by the mysteries of the Incan civilization. (09:00 to 15:00, Private Activity, Lunch Included)

Visit to Pisac Ruins and Ollantaytambo from Cusco

A full day privately guided tour that takes visitors from Cusco to the spectacular Sacred Valley of the Incas. Nestled on the banks of the Urubamba River, you will begin your tour in Pisac, exploring the villages extensive ruins, temple, hillsides and terraces before heading to Ollantaytambo in the afternoon. Here you find an attractive town of Inca origin with remarkable channels and stone streets where you will discover its impressive ceremonial centre and fortress that guarded the access from other parts of the valley. (08:00 to 18:00, Private Activity, Lunch Included)

Private Visit to Pisac Market and Ollantaytambo from Cusco

On this full day privately guided excursion you will leave from Cusco in the morning to discover the spectacularly scenic Sacred Valley. Winding your way through countryside where the crops appear to dress the mountains like carpets, you will arrive in Pisac where you can browse the many indigenous and artisanal products at the local market. In the afternoon you will head to the ancient town of Ollantaytambo to explore the highly developed architectural sense of the Incas. (09:00 to 18:00, Private Activity, Lunch included)

Visit to Chincheros Town, Maras Salt Mines and Moray Ruins from Cusco

On this full-day privately guided excursion you will visit the beautiful colonial town of Chincheros as well as the spectacular Incan sites of Maras and Moray. Start your morning at the fascinating Maras Salt mines which feature more than 100 small pools fed by a salt-water mountain spring that is interconnected by channels. It still remains in use today by the community and represents an important income for numerous families in the area. In the afternoon, you will head along a dirt road towards another typical Andean village called Moray; famed for being an Inca agricultural experimental center. Both these ancient sites and your visit to Chincheros, will take your breath away and leave you fascinated by the mysteries of the Incan civilization. (09:00 to 18:00, Private Activity, Lunch Included)

Full day River Rafting from Cusco

Enjoy an adrenaline-filled adventure white water rafting on the rivers around Cusco. From April to December traverse the mighty Urubamba River in the Sacred Valley with a certified guide admiring the spectacular views of the Andes Mountains and Incan ruins. As you continue downstream towards Ollantaytambo navigate the river rapids ending with El Resbaladero (The Slide). From December to April raft along the Vilcanota River south of Cusco, navigating the rapids and taking in the beautiful Andean mountain scenery. (Duration 2 hours rafting, Private Activity, Lunch Included).

Private Visit to Machu Picchu by Vistadome Train with Local guide

The most iconic archaeological wonder of South America is yours to explore. Travel to the lost city of the Incas via Vistadome train before spending an afternoon at the sacred citadel with a private guide from Machu Picchu town. Learn about the human ingenuity required to construct the site and ponder its many mysteries. Marvel at the surroundings and soak in the wonders of this magical place, hidden amongst the green summits of the high Andean cloud forest. (06:00 to 20:00, Private Activity, Lunch Included)

Private Visit to Machu Picchu by Vistadome Train with Cuzco guide

The most iconic archeological wonder of South America is yours to explore. Travel with your own private guide to the lost city of the Incas via Vistadome train before spending a day at the sacred citadel. Learn about the human ingenuity required to construct the site and ponder its many mysteries. Marvel at the surroundings and soak in the wonders of this magical place, hidden amongst the green summits of the high Andean cloud forest. (06:00 to 20:00, Private Activity, Lunch Included)

Private Visit to Machu Picchu by Hiram Bingham Train with Local guide

The most iconic archeological wonder of South America is yours to explore. Travel to the lost city of the Incas via Hiram Bingham train and spend the afternoon at the sacred citadel with a private guide. Learn about the human ingenuity required to construct the site and ponder its many mysteries. Marvel at the surroundings and soak in the wonders of this magical place, hidden amongst the green summits of the high Andean cloud forest. (08:30 to 22:00, Private Activity, Brunch, Lunch, Afternoon Tea, Dinner Included)

Private Visit to Machu Picchu by Hiram Bingham Train with Cuzco guide

The most iconic archeological wonder of South America is yours to explore. Travel with a private guide to the lost city of the Incas via Hiram Bingham train and spend an afternoon at the sacred citadel. Learn about the human ingenuity required to construct the site and ponder its many mysteries. Marvel at the surroundings and soak in the wonders of this magical place, hidden amongst the green summits of the high Andean cloud forest. (08:30 to 22:00, Private Activity, Brunch, Lunch, Afternoon Tea, Dinner Included)

Morning Expedition train from Cusco-Poroy to Machu Picchu

The most iconic archeological wonder of South America is yours to explore. Travel to the lost city of the Incas via Expedition train before spending an afternoon at the sacred citadel with a private guide from Machu Picchu town. Learn about the human ingenuity required to construct the site and ponder its many mysteries. Marvel at the surroundings and soak in the wonders of this magical place, hidden amongst the green summits of the high Andean cloud forest. (07:00 to 21:00, Private Activity, Lunch Included)

Private Visit to Machu Picchu by Expedition Train from Cusco with Cusco Guide

The most iconic archeological wonder of South America is yours to explore. Travel with a private guide to the lost city of the Incas via Expedition train and spend the afternoon at the sacred citadel. Learn about the human ingenuity required to construct the site and ponder its many mysteries. Marvel at the surroundings and soak in the wonders of this magical place, hidden amongst the green summits of the high Andean cloud forest. (07:00 to 21:00, Private Activity, Lunch Included)

5 Days Salkantay Trek to Machu Picchu from Cusco

The Salkantay Trek is the number one alternative to the Inca Trail and is ideal for those looking for a more tranquil hike through the Sacred Valley’s stunning landscapes and small Andean villages. On this adventure you will not only learn about the native flora and fauna and be able to marvel at the stunning views afforded from the mountain peaks but you will also meet the locals who live in this remote region cut off from the rest of the world. The trek culminates with a visit to the stunning ruins of Machu Picchu. Experience firsthand what explorers must have felt when they discovered this lost. Day One: Begin early in the morning with a transfer from Cusco to the town of Mollepata where the trek begins. Visit Challacancha and Soraypampa before arriving at your camp ground of Pampas Slakantay. Day Two: Marvel at the snow capped peak of Salkantay Mountain as you hike up to the Salkantay pass, the highest part of the trail. Stop for lunch at Huayracmachay and then descend to your campsite for the night. This is the longest day trekking Day Three: Continue your descent and take in the views of the changing environment as you leave the high Andes and enter the Sacred Valley. . Day Four: Pass through Lucmababa and the Santa Teresa Valley. At Llactapata stop and rest with a great view of the mountain of Machu Picchu. Descend to the Hydroelectric Power station on the Urubamba River to have lunch. Then take the train to Machu Picchu Pueblo at the foot of the ruins. Day Five: Visit Machu Picchu Ruins with a guided tour and then have the time to explore the sacred citadel on your own. In the afternoon return by train to Cusco. (05:30 on Day One to 20:00 on Day Five, Lunch and Dinner included on Day One, All meals included on Days Two, Three and Four, Breakfast and Lunch included on Day Five, Sleeping bag, Machu Picchu entrance ticket and Expedition train ticket included, Private Activity)

4 Days Inca Trail to Machu Picchu with Vistadome

Set out on the classic Inca trail, trekking with your private guide to the citadel of Machu Picchu. Marvel at the constantly changing flora as the trek continues higher and enjoy first hand the experience of what explorers must have felt when discovering this incredible site for the first time. Camp for 3 nights in comfortable tents, enjoying hearty meals prepared for you along the way and you’ll be sure to conquer this exhilarating and stunning climb! Day One: Depart by car to ‘Km 82’ where the trek begins. Visit Llactapata and Chilca before heading towards your first camp at Wayllabamba. Day Two: Passing Yuncachimpa, Warmiwañusca and Runcuracay, cross the Warmiwañusca (Dead Woman’s) pass at 4,200 mts –the highest point of the Inca Trail. Night camp in Pacaymayo Day Three: Trek to Runcuracay and Chaq’icocha, visiting the Sayacmarca archaeological remains and Phuyupatamarca ruins en ruote to Wiñay Wayna where you will set up camp for the last night of camping. Day Four: After a short hours walk through the forest you will reach Inti Punku (Sun Gate) where you will have the most impressive panoramic view of Machu Picchu. Upon arrival at the citadel, take a 3 hour guided tour before returning to Cucso by train. (07:00 to 21:00 on Day Four, Private Activity, Hike is 27 miles/43km, Lunch and Dinner included on Day One, Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner included on Days Two and Three, Breakfast included on Day Four)

2 Days Inca Trail to Machu Picchu with Vistadome

Enjoy the classic Inca trail in light mode as you take the Vistadome train to KM104 where you will disembark and start the trek. After 6-7 hours of walking, you will reach the impressive site of Winay Wayna which is yours to explore before hiking the final 3 kilometers that lead you to the Inti Punku Sun Gate. Here you will catch your first glimpse of the infamous lost city which you will explore in full the following day. Spend the night in comfort at your hotel in Machu Picchu Pueblo and continue the tour the following morning for a fully guided exploration of the infamous lost city where you will learn about the human ingenuity required to construct the site and ponder its many mysteries. (06:00 on Day One to 17:00 on Day Two, Private Activity, Lunch Included on Day One)

2D Huchuqosqo Trek to Machu Picchu from Cusco

Enjoy an invigorating and magical hike to Machu Picchu as you trek through the tranquil Sacred Valley of the Incas. Pass by remote Andean villages and local communities, learn about the native flora and fauna, marvel at the stunning views afforded through the mountains and discover the fascinating Incan complex of Huchuy Qosqo! In the evening, ride the Expedition train to Machu Picchu Pueblo to spend the night and rest, before rising early the following morning to experience firsthand what explorers must have felt when discovering Machu Picchu. Have a two hour guided tour of the ruins and then explore the sight on your own. Finally return by Vistadome train to Cusco. (Day 1: 05:00 to 21:00, Day 2: 05:30 to approx 16:30. Lunch and Dinner included on Day one, Private Activity)

City Tour in Cusco and visit to Incan ruins in group

Discover Cusco’s heart and the secrets of the Incan Empire on a half-day tour with a small group. Here colonial flair and Incan culture combine to create a fascinating atmosphere. The highlights will include the Main Square and Cathedral, Santo Domingo Convent, Sacsayhuaman Fortress, and the Inca ruins of Qenko, Puca-Pucara and Tambomachay which you will visit as you enjoy the spectacular views of the surrounding Andean landscape. (13:30 to 18:00, Group Activity, Maximum 15 people)

Spirit of the Water

Enjoy a train ride on the Belmond Andean Explorer from Cusco, the former capital of the Inca Empire, to Puno and the majestic Lake Titicaca. Sophisticated dining cars and luxurious sleeping cabins offer modern comfort with traditional Andean flourishes. You will be treated to an excursion to the archaeological site of Raqch’i, once a defensive stronghold of the Inca Empire, before ending the day with a picturesque sunset framed by the La Raya Mountains. Wake up the following day for breakfast at Lake Titicaca. The journey includes: Luxury accommodation aboard the train, all on board meals and beverages, onboard entertainment, excursion at Raqch’i, guides and bus transfers. Note: Optional tour of Lake Titicaca, including the islands of Uros, a man-made island artfully constructed from interwoven reeds, and Taquile Island, notable for its stunning agricultural terraces and acclaimed handwoven fabrics. (07:00 to 18:00, Group Activity, Lunch Included)

Bus Journey from Cusco to Puno

The journey between Cusco and Puno is a trip that will take you deep into the heart of the Andean world. En route you will be able to make stops and marvel at the amazing Incan ruins and sights to be found in Raqcui, Andahuaylillas and Pukara. As the altitude changes, so does the land: from the hilly terrain of Cusco to the high Andean desert landscape, and the glittering waters of Lake Titicaca. (07:00 to 17:00, Group Activity, Lunch Included)

Visit to Pisac Market and Ollantaytambo from Cusco in Group

On this full day group excursion you will leave from Cusco in the morning to discover the spectacularly scenic Sacred Valley. Winding your way through countryside where the crops appear to dress the mountains like carpets, you will arrive in Pisac where you can browse the many indigenous and artisanal products at the local market. In the afternoon you will head to the ancient town of Ollantaytambo to explore the highly developed architectural sense of the Incas. (09:00 to 18:00, Group Activity, Maximum 25 people, Lunch Included)

Group Visit to Machu Picchu by Vistadome Train with Local guide

The most iconic archeological wonder of South America is yours to explore. Travel in a small group to the lost city of the Incas via Vistadome train before spending a day at the sacred citadel. Learn about the human ingenuity required to construct the site and ponder its many mysteries. Marvel at the surroundings and soak in the wonders of this magical place, hidden amongst the green summits of the high Andean cloud forest. (06:00 to 20:00, Group Activity, Maximum 15 people , Lunch Included)

Group Visit to Machu Picchu by Hiram Bingham Train with Cuzco guide

The most iconic archeological wonder of South America is yours to explore. Travel in a small group to the lost city of the Incas via Hiram Bingham train and spend and afternoon at the sacred citadel. Learn about the human ingenuity required to construct the site and ponder its many mysteries. Marvel at the surroundings and soak in the wonders of this magical place, hidden amongst the green summits of the high Andean cloud forest. (08:30 to 22:00, Group Activity, Maximum 15 people, Brunch, Lunch, Afternoon Tea, Dinner Included)

Group Visit to Machu Picchu by Expedition Train from Cusco

The most iconic archeological wonder of South America is yours to explore. Travel in a small group to the lost city of the Incas via Expedition train and spend the afternoon at the sacred citadel. Learn about the human ingenuity required to construct the site and ponder its many mysteries. Marvel at the surroundings and soak in the wonders of this magical place, hidden amongst the green summits of the high Andean cloud forest. (07:00 to 21:00, Group Activity, Maximum 15 people, Lunch Included)

Full Day Inti Raymi Festival in Group (only on June-24)

With a small group, experience the vivid pageantry of the Inti Raymi or the Sun Festival, which is celebrated every year on the 24th of June. Rituals to appease the Sun God and the international gathering of all the Incan tribes are recreated and offer colorful insights into the cultural diversity of the region. (10:00 to 15:00, Group Activity, Maximum 15 people, Box Lunch Included)

5 Days Salkantay Trek to Machu Picchu from Cusco

The Salkantay Trek is the number one alternative to the Inca Trail and is ideal for those looking for a more tranquil hike through the Sacred Valley’s stunning landscapes and small Andean villages. On this adventure you will not only learn about the native flora and fauna and be able to marvel at the stunning views afforded from the mountain peaks but you will also meet the locals who live in this remote region cut off from the rest of the world. The trek culminates with a visit to the stunning ruins of Machu Picchu. Experience firsthand what explorers must have felt when they discovered this lost. Day One: Begin early in the morning with a transfer from Cusco to the town of Mollepata where the trek begins. Visit Challacancha and Soraypampa before arriving at your camp ground of Pampas Slakantay. Day Two: Marvel at the snow capped peak of Salkantay Mountain as you hike up to the Salkantay pass, the highest part of the trail. Stop for lunch at Huayracmachay and then descend to your campsite for the night. This is the longest day trekking Day Three: Continue your descent and take in the views of the changing environment as you leave the high Andes and enter the Sacred Valley. . Day Four: Pass through Lucmababa and the Santa Teresa Valley. At Llactapata stop and rest with a great view of the mountain of Machu Picchu. Descend to the Hydroelectric Power station on the Urubamba River to have lunch. Then take the train to Machu Picchu Pueblo at the foot of the ruins. Day Five: Visit Machu Picchu Ruins with a guided tour and then have the time to explore the sacred citadel on your own. In the afternoon return by train to Cusco. (05:30 on Day One to 20:00 on Day Five, Lunch and Dinner included on Day One, All meals included on Days Two, Three and Four, Breakfast and Lunch included on Day Five, Sleeping bag, Machu Picchu entrance ticket and Expedition train ticket included,Group Activity)

4 Days Inca Trail to Machu Picchu with Vistadome train

Set out on the classic Inca trail, trekking with a small group for 4 days to the citadel of Machu Picchu. Marvel at the constantly changing flora as the trek continues higher and enjoy first hand the experience of what explorers must have felt when discovering this incredible site for the first time. Camp for 3 nights in comfortable tents, enjoying hearty meals prepared for you along the way and you’ll be sure to conquer this exhilarating and stunning climb! Day One: Depart by car to ‘Km 82’ where the trek begins. Visit Llactapata and Chilca before heading towards your first camp at Wayllabamba. Day Two: Passing Yuncachimpa, Warmiwañusca and Runcuracay, cross the Warmiwañusca (Dead Woman’s) pass at 4,200 mts –the highest point of the Inca Trail. Night camp in Pacaymayo Day Three: Trek to Runcuracay and Chaq’icocha, visiting the Sayacmarca archaeological remains and Phuyupatamarca ruins en route to Wiñay Wayna where you will set up camp for the last night of camping. Day Four: After a short hours walk through the forest you will reach Inti Punku (the Sun Gate) where you will have the most impressive panoramic view of Machu Picchu. Upon arrival at the citadel, take a 3 hour guided tour before returning to Cucso by train. (07:00 to 21:00 on Day Four, Group Activity, Maximum Group Size 16 people, Hike is 27 miles/43km, Lunch and Dinner included on Day One, Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner included on Days Two and Three, Breakfast included on Day Four)

4 Days Inca Trail to Machu Picchu with Expedition train from Cusco

Set out on the classic Inca trail, trekking with a small group for 4 days to the citadel of Machu Picchu. Marvel at the constantly changing flora as the trek continues higher and enjoy first hand the experience of what explorers must have felt when discovering this incredible site for the first time. Camp for 3 nights in comfortable tents, enjoying hearty meals prepared for you along the way and you’ll be sure to conquer this exhilarating and stunning climb! Day One: Depart by car to ‘Km 82’ where the trek begins. Visit Llactapata and Chilca before heading towards your first camp at Wayllabamba. Day Two: Passing Yuncachimpa, Warmiwañusca and Runcuracay, cross the Warmiwañusca (Dead Woman’s) pass at 4,200 mts –the highest point of the Inca Trail. Night camp in Pacaymayo Day Three: Trek to Runcuracay and Chaq’icocha, visiting the Sayacmarca archaeological remains and Phuyupatamarca ruins en route to Wiñay Wayna where you will set up camp for the last night of camping. Day Four: After a short hours walk through the forest you will reach Inti Punku (the Sun Gate) where you will have the most impressive panoramic view of Machu Picchu. Upon arrival at the citadel, take a 3 hour guided tour and then return to Cusco by train. (07:00 to 21:00 on Day Four, Group Activity, Maximum Group Size 16 people, Hike is 27 miles/43km, Lunch and Dinner included on Day One, Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner included on Days Two and Three, Breakfast included on Day Four)

2 Days Inca Trail to Machu Picchu with Vistadome train

Enjoy the classic Inca trail in light mode as you take the Vistadome train to KM104 where you will disembark and start the trek. After 6-7 hours of walking, you will reach the impressive site of Winay Wayna which is yours to explore before hiking the final 3 kilometers that lead you to the Inti Punku Sun Gate. Here you will catch your first glimpse of the infamous lost city which you will explore in full the following day. Spend the night in comfort at your hotel in Machu Picchu Pueblo and re-join your group the following morning for a fully guided exploration of the infamous lost city where you will learn about the human ingenuity required to construct the site and ponder its many mysteries. (07:00 on Day 1 to 21:00 on Day 2, Group Activity, Maximum 16 people, Lunch Included on Day 1)

2 Days Inca Trail to Machu Picchu with Expedition train from Cusco

Enjoy the classic Inca trail in light mode as you take the Expedition train to KM104 where you will disembark and start the trek. After 6 to 7 hours of walking, you will reach the impressive site of Winay Wayna which is yours to explore before hiking the final 3 kilometers that lead you to the Inti Punku Sun Gate. Here you will catch your first glimpse of the infamous lost city which you will explore in full the following day. Spend the night in comfort at your hotel in Machu Picchu Pueblo and re-join your group the following morning for a fully guided exploration of the infamous lost city where you will learn about the human ingenuity required to construct the site and ponder its many mysteries. (07:00 to 21:00 on Day Two, Group Activity, Maximum 16 people, Lunch Included on Day One)

Included Activties at Mountain Lodges Perú Description

Day 1: CUSCO TO SALKANTAY LODGE. Begin this exciting trek leaving Cusco at 07:00 in the morning. Travel by bus stopping along the way to see the Incan ruins of Tarawasi and then for coffee in the mountain village of Mollepata final reaching Marcoccasa where the trek begins. Start the trek on the Camino Real (Royal Path) in this easy hike to being. In the afternoon reach Salkantay Lodge where you can rest and relax. (Trekking Time: 6 hours. Hiking Level: Moderate. Overnight at Salkantay Lodge) Day 2: A HIKE TO HUMANTAY LAKE. On day two take time to acclimatize and explore the beauty of the region with an optional hike to Lake Humantay. Return to the lodge and spend the afternoon relaxing. (Trekking Time: 4 hours. Hiking Level: Moderate/Challenging. Overnight at Salkantay Lodge) Day 3: CROSSING THE SALKANTAY PASS. Hike up the Rio Blanco Valley taking in amazing views of both Humantay Peak and Salkantay Peak. You will reach the highest point of the trek as you go through the Salkantay Pass, stopping to take pictures of the stunning snow-capped peaks of the Vilcambamba Range. Begin your descent down to Wayra Lodge. (Trekking Time: 6-8 hours. Hiking Level: Challenging. Overnight at Wayra Lodge) Day 4: DESENDING INTO THE CLOUD FOREST. Continue your descent along the Salkantay River through increasingly verdant scenery. Arrive mid-day at Colpa lodge and experience traditional Peruvian cuisine and stunning views as you spend the afternoon resting. (Trekking Time: 3-4 hours. Hiking Level: Easy/Moderate. Overnight at Colpa Lodge) Day 5: FOLLOWING THE SANTA TERESA RIVER VALLEY. Hike along the Santa Teresa River passing banana, granadilla, and avocado orchards and coffee plantations. Enjoy a picnik lunch and then take a thirty minute transfer to the beginning of the Llactapata Inca Trail. Continue hiking on this trail visiting an organic coffee plantation receiving a tour and learning how coffee is grown, harvested, dried and processed. (Trekking Time: 5-6 hours. Hiking Level: Moderate/Challenging. Overnight at Lucma Lodge) Day 6: FIRST VIEWS OF MACHU PICCHU. Begin trekking uphill towards the Llactapa Pass, where you will have a distant but spectacular view of Machu Picchu. Take a short break to explore the Llactapata Ruins and have lunch at a scenic viewpoint where you can see Machu Picchu. Travel by train to the town of Machu Picchu Pueblo for the night. (Trekking Time: 4-6 hours. Hiking Level: Moderate/Challenging. Overnight in the town of Machu Picchu Pueblo) Day 7: VISIT MACHU PICCHU. Beginning early in the morning take the bus from Machu Picchu Pueblo up the mountain to the ruins of Machu Picchu. Take a two hour guided tour of the ruins and then climb Wayana Picchu mountain for great views of the site below. In the afternoon return by train and transfer to your hotel in Cusco.

Titicaca Train Journey from Cusco to Puno

Enjoy a lovely journey from Cusco to Puno on the luxurious Titicaca train, passing through Altiplano as you view the beauty and remoteness of the region. (07:30 to 18:00, Group Activity, Lunch Included)

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