Quick Escape to Machu Picchu

8 days

Indicative cost incl. flights:

A typical 4* holiday costs from

£3,595 per person


(Based on two people travelling. 3* can be a lot cheaper, and peak season or 5* hotels can be substantially more expensive.)


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Day 1
You will fly to Lima today. On arrival you will be greeted by our friendly representatives and transferred into the city. Your guide will give you an overview of the city to help you make the most of your time.
Day 2
Your guide and driver will meet you today for a morning tour of the most important parts of the city. Your tour will focus mainly on the impressive historical sights of the central colonial part of the city, such as the cathedral, Aliaga's house, and Larco Museum. Afternoon at leisure.
Day 3
Fight to Cusco, where you will be greeted and transferred into the Sacred Valley to the small town of Ollantaytambo.
Day 4
Today you will take a tour of some of the most memorable historic sites in the Sacred Valley. The local market at Chinchero is one of the most colourful in the Andes. You will then visit the imposing Inca fortress at Ollantaytambo. Lunch included. 
Day 5
You will take a spectacular train journey to Machu Picchu. On arrival, you will take the shuttle bus up to Machu Picchu with your guide. You will have an afternoon tour before returning to the small town, where you will spend the night. Lunch is included.
Day 6
You have tickets for a second entry to Machu Picchu this morning to explore by yourselves. You can also climb Huayna Picchu this morning for spectacular bird's-eye views over the Incan city (not included but can be added). You will return to Cusco by train in the afternoon for your overnight stay in the city.
Day 7
You will meet your private guide for a half-day tour of the impressive city of Cusco, visiting its imposing cathedral and Coricancha, the most important temple in the Inca Empire. This is a great way to orient yourself and ensure you don’t miss the key attractions of the historic centre.
Day 8
You will be transferred to the airport for your overnight international flight home via Lima.
Day 9
Arrive home today.

Everything we do is tailor-made; our itineraries are just suggestions to give you an idea of what is possible. Please contact us so we can tailor the perfect holiday exclusively for you.

This journey is for those who only have just over a week to get the most out of this amazing country. It still makes a great option for a short break as the major sites are relatively close to one another, centred in and around Cusco, the Sacred Valley, and Machu Picchu. This trip focuses on the fascinating history of the region, its unique traditional culture, and its spectacular scenery.

There is time on arrival to explore cosmopolitan Lima with all of its culinary delights, great selection of museums, and attractive historic centre! Unwind with a drink at an oceanfront bar in Barranco, for example. A short internal flight brings you to the charming colonial city of Cusco, a great place to explore on foot with its pretty squares and meandering cobbled streets. Take the train to Machu Picchu through the striking Sacred Valley and spend a relaxing night in rural surroundings before heading home. This would also combine beautifully with a trip to the Galapagos Islands.

2 nights Lima – 2 night Sacred Valley – 1 night Machu Picchu – 2 nights Cusco – 1 night on plane

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