Sacred Valley of the Incas and Machu Picchu

Destination Lima Cusco Sacred Valley
Duration 8 days 7 nights
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Tour Highlights

 

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Experiences

Admire "the magic water circuit" in the Parque de la Reserva in Lima. Enjoy the overnight in a charming suite room built on Inca foundations in Cusco. Discover the truly unique landscapes of the multicolored Rainbow Mountain. Explore the iconic citadel of the Incas, Machu Picchu to uncover its secrets.

 

Your tour at a glance

This amazing luxury tour of 8 days is an excellent opportunity to discover the rich legacy of the Incas with dedicated guide. The capital of the Incas, Cusco and its surroundings, the mystical Sacred Valley of the Incas will perfectly illustrate the lifestyle, the beliefs and of course the architectural genius of the Incas. Your guide will take you also off the beaten tracks and you will discover the stunning colors of the Rainbow Mountain discovered only in 2015.  

 

Day 1 : Arrival in Lima
Day 1 : Arrival in Lima

We are glad to welcome you to Lima to star your tour in the Inca land. Your private guide will welcome you in Lima Airport upon your arrival and will transfer you to your hotel, a true urban sanctuary beside the city's cultural gems. According to your arrival time, you can start to explore the Peruvian capital with your guide. He will be glad to take you to the places of your choice. In case you would like to immerse yourself in a special atmosphere of the capital, the bohemian district Barranco is the right place for you with its many restaurants, bars and especially its pretty villas. In case you would like to admire the colonial heritage of the capital, you can enjoy the walk at Plaza de Armas. Your guide will always follow your wishes and organize your days according to your points of interest. In the evening, you can relax in the Parque de la Reserva (closed on Mondays) where you will be able to admire "the magic water circuit". This complex of fountains is especially beautiful in the evening (after 19h), when the fountains are illuminated and the spectacle of water begins accompanied by music and laser projections. Overnight in Lima.

Day 2 : Flight from Lima to Cusco
Day 2 : Flight from Lima to Cusco

Today you will continue your journey to Cusco. After discovering nowadays capital, you will reach the capital of the Incas to understand how people lived at that time, how they lived during the Hispanic colonization and after independence. Before to take the flight to Cusco, your guide will make a stop at archaeological site of Pachacamac to make you discover the secrets of this large complex of temples and pyramids, which was destroyed in the 16th century by the conquistadors. Late in the afternoon, you will arrive to Cusco. Located at 3400m above sea level, the Incan capital is best known for its important archaeological remains, located in the vicinity of the city (called "the sacred valley of the Incas"). In Cusco, there are still original walls dating back to the time of the Incas, on which the constructions of the Spanish conquistadors were built. In the evening, you will have free time to walk in the historic center of Cusco. Later, le Belmond Palacio Nazarenas will offer you an unbelievable overnight in one of its charming suite rooms built on Inca foundations. Overnight in Cusco.

Meals : Breakfast
Day 3 : Cusco sightseeing
Day 3 : Cusco sightseeing

Today you will explore the amazing Cusco which ideally demonstrates the architectural genius of the Incas. It's the gateway to Peru's past. Your private guide will be happy to share with you different interesting facts about the Inca Empire, their lifestyle and secrets. With the help of the archeological sites which were protecting Cusco some centuries ago, such as Tambomachay, Qenko or Sacsayhuaman, you will learn more about the adoration of the animals, the cult of the water and of course matchless architectural skills of the Incas. In the afternoon, when you are back to Cusco, don't miss to discover the bohemian enclave of San Blas Neighborhood with its typical charm. Overnight in Cusco.

Meals : Breakfast
Day 4 : Hiking to Rainbow Mountain
Day 4 : Hiking to Rainbow Mountain

Another amazing experience will be waiting for you this morning. Have you ever walked on a rainbow? We will offer you this possibility. You will make a private trekking to the Rainbow Mountain, a one-of-a-kind experience to admire the truly unique landscapes of this multicolored mountains and to walk on it. The mountain has been discovered only in 2015, which makes it a relatively less explored destination. On the way you can see South American camelids like llamas, guanacos and alpacas. Having explored the magnificent Vinicunca, your private guide will take you back to Cusco. Overnight in Cusco.

Meals : Breakfast
Day 5 : Round trip by train to Machu Picchu
Day 5 : Round trip by train to Machu Picchu

Today you will make a scenic train journey on board of Hiram Bingham luxury train to reach the stunning Machu Picchu. The iconic citadel of the Incas dates back to the 15th century. Why and who have decided to build such an amazing masterpiece on this rocky promontory in the Andes and when and why it has been abandoned, your private guide will be happy to clarify and answer to all your interrogations. In the evening, you will leave the Incan jewel to return to Cusco for the overnight. Overnight in Cusco.

Meals : Breakfast
Day 6 : From Cusco to Sacred Valley (2h driving)
Day 6 : From Cusco to Sacred Valley (2h driving)

Today we will offer you the possibility to visit the Sacred Valley of the Incas which has been the residence for the aristocratic families of Cuzco, according to the archeological researches. And live a real experience of an aristocratic family, you will spend 2 nights in a luxury chalet-style retreat with an amazing view on the Andes. By visiting the Sacred Valley, you will have the opportunity to discover its unique geographic and climatic characteristics, one of the main reasons for which the Valley was sacred for the Incas. Overnight in Ollantaytambo. Along the way to Ollantaytambo, one of the towns of the Sacred Valley, you will also make a stop in Chinchero, a small pleasant village famous for its textile manufacturing whose inhabitants still wear their colorful traditional clothes. Your private guide will make you discover the local lifestyle. Overnight in Ollantaytambo.

Meals : Breakfast
Day 7 : Mystical Sacred Valley of the Incas
Day 7 : Mystical Sacred Valley of the Incas

Among the treasures of the Sacred Valley, Maras and Moray are really worth to visit, as it’s another opportunity to admire the genius of the Incas. The circular agricultural terraces of Moray can stimulate up to 20 different types of microclimates. The largest of these terraced circular depressions is approximately 30 m deep and creates a temperature difference of 15 ° C between the upper and lower parts. As in many other monuments of Inca culture, here was also created special irrigation system to provide water to the plants. As to the impressive salines of Maras, they are used since the time of the Incas until today for obtaining the salt. Currently, there are more than 3000 basins. Overnight in Ollantaytambo.

Meals : Breakfast
Day 8 : From Sacred Valley to Cusco Airport (2h driving)
Day 8 : From Sacred Valley to Cusco Airport (2h driving)

Today you will leave the Sacred Valley of the Incas. According to your flight time, your guide will take you to the airport of Cusco for your departure. In case you have time before your flight and you would like to make some additional sightseeing, your guide will be of course at your disposal.

Meals : Breakfast

Hotels during this exclusive luxury trip to Peru

 

Belmond Miraflores Park, Lima - 5*
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Why we chose it?


Incarnation of urban elegance beside the city's cultural gems

Rooftop pool with ocean view

Amazonian-inspired wellness

Exquisitely decorated interior bearing native accents of Peru 

 

Overview

The hotel Miraflores is a luxury accommodation set in the heart of the verdant Miraflores Park, Lima’s most fashionable areas, with panoramic ocean views. Enjoy the nourishing therapies of the local Spa or just relax in your spacious marble bathroom with bathtub and separate shower. Don’t miss the opportunity to have your dinner in the stylish, framed by impeccable gardens restaurant of the hotel, and make a complete immersion in the South America’s culinary capital.

 


 

Belmond Palacio Nazarenas, Cusco - 5*
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Why we chose it?


Built on Inca foundations

Decorated with colonial period frescoes

Specialty dishes prepared by leading Peruvian chefs

Inspired Andean wellness 

 

Overview

This former convent built on the Inca foundations, dating back to 17th century will take you back in time and you will live an amazing experience in your artistic room where the Inca stonework meets the Spanish colonial architecture and where the modern comfort meets the old-world charm. Relax at open-air heated pool, enjoying the colorful dishes at the local Senzo Bar. Don’t miss the unique Spa treatments that offers the local Hypnoze Spa, inspired by Inca and Andean culture.

 


 

Casa Andina Premium Valle Sagrado, Ollantaytambo - 5*

 

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  Luxury tour Peru Ollantaytambo
   
  Luxury tour Peru Ollantaytambo

 

Why we chose it?


Cozy environment in the middle of the Sacred Valley

Chalet-style luxury retreat with Andes views

Local planetarium to observe the stars and planets

 

Overview

The overnight in Casa Andina Premium Valle Sagrado will give you the possibility to relax in the cozy environment of the Sacred Valley of the Incas. You will travel back in time and you will feel how the aristocratic families of Cusco were living at that time. Here, you will also have the possibility to see how the locals prepare the famous Peruvian ‘’pachamanca’’ in the earthen oven.

 


 

 

Your tour includes:

- All private transfers with air conditioned high end SUV with all applicable transport taxes
- Dedicated English speaking guide-driver and his living expenses
- All luxury accommodations with full breakfast daily
- Internal flight from Lima to Cusco
- Internal flight from Cusco to Lima
- All entrance fees as per described itinerary
- Luxury train (Hiram Bingham) for a round trip to Machu Picchu
- Gastronomic lunch and dinner on board of Hiram Bingham train
- Bus for a round trip to Machu Picchu entrance
- Courtesy of fresh bottled water at all times in the car
- Car and passenger insurance
- All parking fees

 

Your tour does no include:

- Meals and drinks (except as specified above)
- Personal expenses (tips, telephone calls etc...)
- International airfare

 

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