At a glance
Spend a day exploring communities in the Sacred Valley: visit a women’s weaving co-op, a local pottery community, and a local restaurant.
Enjoy a free day in Cusco, where you can opt to visit the local market, a nearby archaeological site, or get a massage.
Trek to the Sun Gate for the first glimpse of Machu Picchu, then hike a guided tour to visit the Inca Bridge.
Eats & entertainment
7 breakfasts and 1 lunch included.
Generally meals are not included in the trip price when there is a choice of eating options, to give you the maximum flexibility in deciding where, what and with whom to eat. It also gives you more budgeting flexibility, though generally food is cheap.
Groups tend to eat together to enable you to taste a larger variety of dishes and enjoy each other’s company. There is no obligation to do this though.
Dive into Peruvian history and explore a famous temple built in honor of Pachacamac or the “Earth Maker”, a powerful figure considered amongst gods and worshiped during the Pre Incan era.
Stop by the Bridge of Sighs in Barranco – tradition says that when you walk across the bridge and think of a wish while holding your breath your wish will be fulfilled!
Head out on a hike to the Ollantaytambo storehouses and look out over the ruins. Or, wander around the cobblestone streets and visit a local Chicheria (corn beer bar).
Rise and shine – the best time to see the Lost City of the Incas is in the early morning light. Gain local insight into the Inti Mach’ay cave, Inti Watana, the Temple of the Sun, the Temple of the Water, the Temple of the Condor, and the Room of the Three Windows on your guided tour.
Most people automatically assume that the weather is hot in South America, but because of the higher altitude in the Andes, the temperature can feel quite cold, especially at night. Pack clothing you can layer.
Maximum group size is 16 travelers, with an average group size of 10. Solo travelers will be paired in twin or multi-share accommodation with someone of the same sex for the duration of the trip.
Traverse cloud forests while enjoying spectacular views on a full day Inca Trail hike. Enjoy a packed lunch on the way, and reach the Sun Gate in the late afternoon.
Take the bus up to the historic spiritual centre of the Incas, the ‘Lost City’ of Machu Picchu. Tour the ruins with an expert guide then explore on your own.
Experience nightlife in downtown Lima with the spectacular “Magic Water Circuit” (Circuito Mágico del Agua) show complete with lights, music and dozens of fountains. After the show, go for dinner to see Peruvian dances and folklore while enjoying a Pisco sour and local food.