Peru Short and Sweet:
Lima, Sacred Valley, Machu Picchu, and Cuzco
Are you dreaming of seeing Machu Picchu, but have less than a week for your vacation? Explore Cuzco, the capital of the Inca Empire, with the charm of a 17th-Century colonial city, where Catholic cathedrals, ancient Inca ruins and modern life coexist. Venture out to the Sacred Valley, before your trip to the mystical citadel of Machu Picchu for an unforgettable experience.
1 Night Lima
2 Nights Sacred Valley
1 Night Machu Picchu
2 Nights Cuzco
All Ground Transfers +
Vistadome Train to Machu
Pisac Market &
Ollantaytambo Ruins Tour
1 Private Guided Tour of
Machu Picchu + Lunch
City and Ruins Tour
Begin your journey in Lima, Peru's coastal capital city founded by the Spaniard Pizarro in 1535. Airport greeting and transfer to your selected hotel.
Transfer to the airport for an early morning flight to the ancient imperial capital of Cuzco. Airport greeting and transfer by minivan to your hotel in the Sacred Valley. Experience an unforgettable view as you cross over the mountain from Cuzco and drop down into the Sacred Valley of the Incas. The road follows the meandering Urubamba River and passes through rich agricultural lands and picturesque villages. Late afternoon arrival at your selected hotel.
(Breakfast, Lima; Accommodations, Sacred Valley)
After breakfast, you will have a private excursion to Pisac Market and the Inca ruins of Ollantaytambo, including lunch.
(Breakfast, Lunch, Accommodations, Sacred Valley)
After breakfast, transfer to the Ollantaytambo Train Station to board the train to the village of Aguas Calientes. Your larger luggage will stay at your hotel in the Sacred Valley, as only overnight bags or back packs are allowed on the train. You'll meet back up with your luggage after your return from Machu Picchu. Once your train arrives in Aguas Calientes you'll meet your guide board a bus that will take you up the switchback road to the legendary "Lost City of the Incas". Enjoy a guided tour of the Ruins, followed by lunch. Rest of afternoon at leisure before returning by bus to Aguas Calientes.
(Breakfast, Sacred Valley; Lunch, Sanctuary Lodge; Accommodations, Aguas Calientes)
Morning at leisure to return to Machu Picchu, without a guide. The bus departs from the Puente Ruinas station every 10 minutes, beginning at 5:30 am. Mid-afternoon (3:30 - 5:00 pm depending upon your train confirmation time) return to Ollantaytambo Train Station. Transfer to Cuzco, stopping by your original Sacred Valley hotel to collect your luggage. Arrive Cuzco in the early evening and transfer to your selected hotel.
(Breakfast, Aguas Calientes; Accommodations, Cuzco)
Morning at leisure. Afternoon city tour of Cuzco includes a visit to the Koricancha Temple and the Cathedral, followed by a visit to the nearby fortress of Sacsayhuaman, Kenko, Puca-Pucara and the Tambomachay ruins. After the tour, explore the city on your own. Cuzco is a city of plazas and colonial buildings with red tile roofs. Walk the City's ancient cobblestone streets, lined with the massive stone walls that are an Incan legacy. Return to your hotel for overnight.
(Breakfast, Accommodations, Cuzco)
Transfer to the airport for your return flight to Lima andcontinue on to your next Avanti destination!
** Itinerary and inclusions are subject to change