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Classic Machu Picchu

Peru

8 days

Summary

Our classic seven night itinerary starts in the Sacred Valley, where you better acclimatise before reaching the higher altitude of Cuzco. Accommodation ranges from three star guesthouses to the luxurious Belmond properties, and everything in between.

Highlights

  • Visit the world’s the best-known archaeological site on the continent. 
  • Have full days exploring the ruins of Pisac and the famous fortress and town of Ollantaytambo.
  • You will take a train ride that you won’t forget. Let this journey inspire you and let Machu Picchu show you its beauty and mystery.
  • Immerse in the history of the Inca Capital of Cuzco. Walk through the colonial city and admire the beautiful and well preserved colonial buildings.

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ITINERARY

Day 1 Cuzco/Sacred Valley

Arrive to Cuzco Airport; transfer to your accommodation in the Sacred Valley (2,600 metres above sea level) where you can begin acclimatising to the altitude.

Day 2 Sacred Valley

Full-day tour exploring the ruins of Pisac and the famous fortress and town of Ollantaytambo.

Day 3 Sacred Valley

Day at leisure. Touring options include the village of Chinchero, the archaeological site of Moray, the salt terraces of Maras or spend a truly memorable afternoon with a remote Andean community getting involved with one of our community projects.

Day 4 Sacred Valley/Machu Picchu

Travel by Vistadome train to Machu Picchu for a guided tour of the iconic Citadel and enjoy a buffet lunch at nearby Sanctuary Lodge. Afternoon at leisure to continue your exploration. Stay overnight in Aguas Calientes.

Day 5 Machu Picchu/Cuzco

Enjoy a second, unguided visit to Machu Picchu; we recommend rising early to beat the day-trippers from Cuzco. Book early to secure an entry to climb Huayna Picchu for stunning views. Travel to Cuzco by train this afternoon.

Day 6 Cuzco

Half-day city tour of the main sights of Cuzco including the Plaza de Armas, Cathedral, Koricancha Temple, and handcraft workshops. Continue visiting the nearby ruins of Sacsayhuaman.

Day 7 Cuzco

Day at leisure to continue exploring beautiful Cuzco at your own pace.

Day 8 Cuzco

Transfer to the airport for your onward flight.

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