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Machu Picchu Adventure

Get acquainted with the wonders of the Incas in this exhilarating introduction to Peru. Embrace cultures past and present in the hills surrounding Cusco and delight in the amazing views of the Sacred Valley as you travel by rail to Machu Picchu. Taking the train will allow you lots of time to explore ruins, museums, and markets. With years of experience, we employ the best local guides so that youre free to enjoy the beauty of the region.

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Duration: 8 Days Guaranteed Departure: Yes
For lovers of: Local Culture & Cuisine, History Physical rating: Average
Accommodation standard:   Budget% Traveller Tour Rating: 0%  
Your Guide: English speaking Tour code: 126974
Starts: Lima, Peru Finishes: Lima, Peru
You will visit
  • Lima
  • Lima

Itinerary

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Day 1: Lima

Arrive at any time.

Additional Notes:
Please note: if you booked the Culinary Theme Pack it does not include extra time in Lima – booking pre-trip accommodation is highly recommended. You will be picked up from your hotel at approximately 10:00 and taken to a local market and restaurant to prepare and enjoy a traditional Peruvian meal. Return back to the hotel around 13:00.

Hot water shortages and power outages can be fairly common in Peru (even in upgraded hotels and private homes). We appreciate your patience and understanding that these occurrences are outside of our control.


Included Activities:
Arrival Day and Welcome Meeting

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Day 2: Lima/Cusco (1B)

Travel to the airport for the early morning flight to Cusco. Spend the day relaxing and exploring this fascinating city.

Our best advice for exploring Cusco is to wear a comfortable pair of shoes. Arm yourself with a city map and set out to explore.

Additional Notes:
Please note: if you booked the Culinary Theme Pack you will be picked up from your hotel at approx 12:30 and taken to a local market and restaurant to prepare and enjoy a traditional Peruvian meal. Return back to your hotel around 16:00.

Transport:
Plane (1.00-1.50 hours)

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Day 3: Cusco/Ollantaytambo (1B, 1L)

Travel through the stunning Sacred Valley of the Incas, visiting a G Adventures-supported women's weaving co-op. Meet the women and learn about traditional weaving and dyeing. Opt to pick up some handmade souvenirs directly from the women who made them.

Take a guided tour of the impressive Pisac ruins, the colourful artisan market (on market days only), and the small indigenous village of Huchuy Qosco. Have lunch at the G Adventures-supported Parwa community restaurant. Learn about the project and eat a delicious buffet-style lunch. Proceeds from the meal go directly back into the remote community.

Continue on to the town of Ollantaytambo. Go for a guided tour of the large ruin site adjacent to the town. Ollantaytambo is the first taste of what lies ahead in Machu Picchu.

Included Activities:
Ccaccaccollo Community and Planeterra-Sponsored Women's Weaving Co-op visit
Pisac Ruins Guided Tour
Parwa Community Restaurant the Sacred Valley
Ollantaytambo Ruins Guided Tour

Transport:
Make stops along the way as you pass through this gorgeous valley, descending in elevation the whole way.
Private Vehicle (95km)

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Day 4: Ollantaytambo/Aguas Calientes (1B)

Board a morning train that winds through the spectacular Urubamba Valley to the end of the line: the village of Aguas Calientes, a frontier town nestled in the hills beneath Machu Picchu. Enjoy the rest of the day taking advantage of the hikes and hot springs in the area.

Transport:
Train (1.75 hour(s), 30km)

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Day 5: Aguas Calientes/Cusco (1B)

Start early to catch the sunrise at the top. 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.

Later, return by train to Ollantaytambo and meet a private vehicle to head back to Cusco.

Included Activities:
Machu Picchu Guided Tour

Transport:
Local bus (0.25 hour(s))
Local bus (0.25 hour(s))
Train (1.75 hour(s))
Private Vehicle (2.00-2.50 hours, 95km)

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Day 6: Cusco (1B)

Enjoy a free day in Cusco. Active options include whitewater rafting, horseback riding, and mountain biking.

Additional Notes:
If you pre-booked the Peru Culinary Theme Pack, your Cusco cooking class will be today.

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Day 7: Cusco/Lima (1B)

Head to the airport and fly back to Lima.

Transport:
Plane (1.50-2.00 hours)

08

Day 8: Lima (1B)

Depart at any time.

Inclusions:
    Activities
    • Sacred Valley and Ollantaytambo ruins guided tour with visit to a G Adventures-supported women's weaving project (full-day)
    • Lunch at the G Adventures-supported Sacred Valley Community Restaurant in Huchuy Qosco
    • Train to Machu Picchu
    • Machu Picchu guided tour
    • Internal flights
    • All transport between destinations and to/from included activities
    Accommodation
    • Hotels (7 nts)
    Meals Included
    • 7 breakfasts, 1 lunch, 0 dinners
    Transport
    • Public bus, train, plane
    Group Leader
    • G Representatives in Lima and Cusco, specialist Inca Trail CEO for Sacred Valley and Machu Picchu
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Tour Highlights:
  • Travel through the Sacred Valley and visit the ancient ruins
  • Travel through the mountains by train to Machu Picchu
  • Learn about the history of the Incas