Machu Picchu & The Sacred Valley
8 Day Land and Rail Journey in the Peruvian Andes
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8 Days / 7 Nights
Inclusions: Fare includes accommodation, meals per itinerary, rail journeys,  transfers and sightseeing activities per itinerary.
 
Exclusions: Fare does not include international air, meals and activities not stated in itinerary, passport fees, gratuities, telephone calls and other items of a personal nature.

 

Trip Overview

Enjoy outdoor pursuits and iconic sites such as Machu Picchu.  Meet the locals and learn more about Peruvlan culture by visiting shops, markets and craft workshops.

Recommended itinerary can be customized to your preferred length of stay with options to visit Colca Canyon, Lake Titicaca and The Amazon.

Points of Interest

Cusco Square

Cusco

Join your guide in the Plaza de Armas to visit the main sights in the city centre before sojourning to the outskirts to view important Inca ruins. You will visit the highlights such as the Main Square, the Cathedral, Koricancha or Sun Temple, the Inca Ruins of Sacsayhuaman and the bustling San Pedro market.
Rio Sagrado River Front

Urubamba River

Explore the Urubamba River in the Sacred Valley of the Incas.  A haven for outdoor adventurers, where you don’t need any experience to have a fantastic day out.  Enjoy a thrilling white water rafting adventure or bike from the Andean highlands down to the river below, cycling amid traditional communities where the way of life has changed very little since the Spanish arrived nearly 500 years ago.
Hiram Bingham Ext

Hiram Bingham Luxury Train

The Hiram Bingham luxury train links Cuzco and Machu Picchu, via the dramatic valley of the Urubamba River.  The train celebrates spectacular and ever-changing scenery from  2 dining cars, bar car and open-deck observation car.  A guide is available to accompany passengers.
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Machu Picchu on the Inca Trail

The original Gateway into Machu Picchu when approaching the site along the the Inca Trail, Inti Punku is the first point where the ruins of Machu Picchu are visible. The views of the site and surrounding landscape are superb.  Your guide will initially walk you through this ancient site, with options to view the sunrise the next morning or take a moderate hike to experience an optional approach to Machu PIcchu.

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Itinerary

  1. Arrive Lima
    You will be met at the airport, assisted through customs and immigration, and transfered to your hotel to enjoy the remainder of the day at leisure.  The hotel is surrounded by a park and has incredible ocean views. Exciting options are available for entertainment and leisure just outside.

  2. Sightseeing in Lima [B]

    Join a special tour of Lima. Visit the historic centre, Cathedral, Government Palace, and many other fascinating sites. Continue on the Barranco District Shopping Tour and visit stylish shops showcasing items by Peruvian artists and artisans.


     

  3. Lima to Cusco

    Transfer to the airport for flight to Cusco.You will be met at the airport and transferred to your hotel, stopping at the market town of Pisac en route.  Have lunch at your hotel before continuing on to visit the Inca fortress of Ollantaytambo.

  4. Sightseeing & Weavers in Cusco

    Visit the Cathedral and the Qoricancha; the Temple of the Sun with the option of joining a traditional weaving workshop.

    Optional horseback riding, ATV tour or browsing pre-Columbian pottery.

  5. Rail to Machu Picchu

    Board the Vistadome train from Ollantaytambo to Machu Picchu, a journey of one hour and 30 minutes.

    Enjoy a guided visit of Machu Picchu with tea and overnight at the Machu Picchu Sanctuary Lodge following your tour.

  6. Sunrise at Machu Picchu [B, D]

    In the morning, you have the privilege of seeing the sunrise over the ancient city and enjoying the site before visitors arrive by bus.

    You have the choice of two short hikes before returning by rail to Cusco aboard the Hiram Bingham luxury train.  Cocktails and a four-course dinner are served onboard accompanied by live entertainment.

    Overnight at Hotel Monesterio

     

  7. Inca Sites and Shops [B]

    Tour a local market as well as Cusco's buildings and ruins, including the Inca fortress of Sacsayhuaman.

  8. Departure
    Fly to Lima to connect with your international flight.

Accommodations

Belmond Miraflores Park Hotel

Miraflores, one of the most exclusive residential and commercial districts of Lima, ‘City of Kings’, represents an eclectic mix of the modern and the historic. It is a small boutique hotel with only 82 rooms.  Its park setting on the edge of a cliff overlooking the sea affords stunning views. Rooms are large and opulent and the hotel's personalized service and attention to detail have been recognized by many awards.   The hotel also boasts The Observatory restaurant with marvelous ocean views, a swimming pool, gym and 3 new massage rooms.

Hotel Rio Sagrado

In the Sacred Valley of the Incas, among verdant fields and towering mountains, lies Hotel Rio Sagrado. Choose sophisticated villas, spacious junior suites or luxurious deluxe rooms.  Set beside the rumbling Urubamba River, the gardens of Hotel Rio Sagrado are a beautiful, tranquil place to explore.  Wander at your leisure, or arrange a tour with our head gardener, an expert on indigenous botany. Learn about the flora and fauna that make this space so unique.

Machu Picchu Sanctuary Lodge

Machu Picchu Sanctuary Lodge is the only hotel located adjacent to one of the world’s heritage sites, the ancient Inca citadel of Machu Picchu. With magnificent gardens, the Lodge boast stunning views across the ruins, offering the perfect setting to admire a stunning sunrise or a mystical moonlit night.  Offering edgy Peruvian cuisine based on produce grown on the Lodge’s own plot, this delightful hideaway is the perfect place to relax and unwind in the shadow of the Lost City.

Hotel Monesterio

Located in the historic city of Cusco, high in the Andes Mountains, the Monasterio Hotel was built as a monastery in 1592 and still retains the original character and style, while having the comfort and service of an Orient-Express Hotel.  The decor and furnishings area a combination of Colonial and Modern styles, and each room has a telephone, minibar, in room safe, cable TV, hair dryer and comfortable furnishings, accented by beautiful artwork.  There are two restaurants and a lobby bar for your enjoyment.

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