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MACHU PICCHU AND PERU’S HIDDEN RUINS

MACHU PICCHU AND PERU’S HIDDEN RUINS

$2260 per person

This trip will immerse you in Incan history. You’ll visit the sights made famous by the guidebooks. So Machu Picchu and the Sacred Valley are on the itinerary. However, this tour also introduces you to some of the country`s lesser-known Incan sites. You`ll trek along roads less travelled to the age-old site of Choquequirao; which is bigger than Machu Picchu and features talking points like the llama area, where the outlines of llamas have been illustrated with white stones to reflect a part of the Milky Way.

Customizable Tour

Daily Departures

Private Transfers

24/7 Support

Small Groups

Glowing Reviews

  • Highlights
    Lima, Cuzco, Sacred Valley, Machu Picchu, Choquequirao
  • Duration
    10 days
  • Start Point
    Lima
  • Finish Point
    Lima
  • Trip Style
    History & Culture, Adventure
  • Included
    Buffet lunch in the Sacred Valley
    All Breakfasts
    Hotel nights as per the itinerary
    Travel Insurance
    Train to/from Machu Picchu
    Camping equipment
    Meals during the trek
    24/7 Support
    Entrance fees
    Accredited Tour Guides
    Tours and Transfers
  • Not Included
    Domestic airfare
    Tips
    Meals not mentioned
    International airfare

PRICE PER PERSON

US$2260

US$2345

US$2630

US$3290
1
Day 1: LIMA

Arrive in Lima and take your private transfer to your hotel.

No meals included.

2
Day 2: LIMA - CUZCO

Say hello to Cuzco and take a tour of the city that was once the capital of the Incan empire. Your guide will showcase sites like the main plaza, the Cathedral, the Santo Domingo Convent and the time-tested Incan ruins Sacsayhuaman, Quenco and Tambomachay.

Meals: Breakfast.

3
Day 3: CUZCO - SACRED VALLEY - AGUAS CALIENTES

The itinerary for today ping pongs you back and forth between the past and the present. You'll see a modern llama farm and weaving center at Awanacancha, you'll snake through the market at Pisaq, and you'll visit the weather-worn Incan sites at Pisaq Archeological Park and Ollantaytambo.

Later, you'll take the train the Aguas Calientes; the portal to Machu Picchu.

Meals: Breakfast & Lunch.

4
Day 4: AGUAS CALIENTES - MACHU PICCHU - CUZCO

Retrace the footsteps of Incan royalty at Machu Picchu. Your guide will show you sights like the ritual baths, The Palace of the Princess and the Temple of the Sun.

Once you've explored, you'll head back to Cuzco on the train.

Meals: Breakfast.

5
Day 5: CUZCO - CAPULIYOC - LA PLAYA

Today the starting gun is fired early on your five-day trek to Choquequirao. You'll be driven to the trail head at Capuliyoc, where you'll have breakfast in view of the snow capped mountains. The trek will take you through some of Peru's most eye-popping scenery, including views of the foaming Apurimac River.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner.

6
Day 6: LA PLAYA - MARAMPATA - CHOQUEQUIRAO

The views come thick and fast today. The day starts with a cable car ride across the restless waters of the Apurimac River. Then there will be a four-hour uphill ascent. The route will weave you past sugar cane farms and valleys where the skies are scored by condors. You'll have lunch at Marampata, 3,350 metres above sea level.

After a rest you'll continue on to Choquequirao; the bigger cousin of Machu Picchu, where you can watch the sunset.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner.

7
Day 7: CHOQUEQUIRAO

Today you'll get to know Choquequirao inside out. Your guide will talk and walk you through the history of the 15th century site. You'll see temples, astronomical observatories, and the llama area, where the Incans made stone outlines of llamas using white rocks.

At dusk, you'll have front row seats to the sunset from the Usno area of the site.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner.

8
Day 8: CHOQUEQUIRAO - MARAMPATA - LA PLAYA - CHIKISKA

Today's trek will lace through the Andes, back to Marampata and on to La Playa and Chikiska. This route showcases nature at its best. There's a good chance of spotting humming birds, condors and even black bears.

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner.

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Day 9: CHIKISKA - CAPULIYOC - CUZCO

The trek will end with a four-hour hike. You'll pass Curawasi where tea is farmed.

You'll arrive back in Cuzco in time for dinner.

Meals: Breakfast & Lunch.

10
Day 10: CUZCO - LIMA

Arrive in Lima where a private transfer will take you to a guided city tour.

Embark on a Lima city tour to see the main plaza, and the Presidential Palace, the unnerving catacombs, and the Park of Love in Miraflores that overlooks the Pacific Ocean.

When it's time, you'll be taken to the airport in time to catch your flight home.

Meals: Breakfast.