Explore Machu Picchu

Resort: Explore Machu Picchu
Operator: G Adventures
Destination: Peru
Price From: £1119.20

Over View

This eight-day adventure into Perus culture and history offers an ideal introduction to Machu Picchu, one of the worlds most spectacular archaeological sites. Take a scenic train to the famous citadel and enjoy free time to explore its many corners. Roam the Sacred Valley, taking in incredible views of the Andes. Travelling with knowledgeable guides who know this region best, well leave no stone unturned.

Itineraries

Day 1
Lima

Arrive at any time. Arrival transfer included.

Day 2
LimaUrubamba

Board an early flight to Cusco then head to the scenic Sacred Valley. Explore the pre-Inca salt pans of Las Salineras and tour the Maras and Moray ruins. Enjoy a traditional pachamanca-style meal of local specialties.

Day 3
Urubamba

Continue exploring the Sacred Valley with a visit to the Parque de la Papa (Potato Park). An exclusive experience for Journeys travellers and part of G Adventures for Good, you’ll walk through this rural community with a local guide to learn about potato cultivation, weaving, and the importance of both to Andean culture. Also, explore the Ollantaytambo and Pisac ruins and visit the G Adventures-supported Sacred Valley Community Restaurant in Huchuy Qosqo.

Day 4
UrubambaAguas Calientes

Catch an early transfer to Ollantaytambo station and board the scenic train to Aguas Calientes with the option to visit the market.

Day 5
Aguas CalientesCusco

Enjoy a guided tour of the Machu Picchu ruins. Get free time to explore on your own or take an optional visit to the Inca Bridge before returning to Cusco by train.

Day 6
Cusco

Explore historic Cusco with options to visit museums or go whitewater rafting, horseback riding, or mountain biking. This evening, take in a different view of the night sky at the Cusco Planetarium. Enjoy a presentation on the southern sky, contemporary astronomy, and the ancient Inca relationship with the cosmos. Check out the on-site museum and use their telescopes to admire the stars.

Day 7
CuscoLima

Fly back to Lima and spend an afternoon in Peru’s bustling capital.

Day 8
Lima

Depart at any time.

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