Introduction
Machu Picchu is actually in a jungle. Travel by foot along the Inca Trail to the lost city, you approach from above. And the stupendous blocks of stone in its walls are so finely carved that you could barely slip a piece of paper between them. Believe us, Machu Picchu retains the ability to startle and inspire you no matter how many years you’ve thought about visiting. You will get the shivers the first time you see it. On this unforgettable journey, you’ll spend all or part of three days at Machu Picchu (unlike the brief in-and-out visits many tours make). Plus we give you leisurely exposure to the rest of the country as our walking tours to Peru immerse you into its conquistador-tinged history, indestructible Inca architecture and spectacular geography. We’re in the Andes, so there are inevitable up-and-down trails, but we also offer frequent, easier walking options. And our guide is a native Quechua who’ll make you as comfortable in Cusco as you’ll be among mountain villagers and llama herders.
Picture yourself...
  • Witnessing ancient examples of architectural genius
  • Sampling native delicacies at a mountain hacienda
  • Mingling with craftsmen, shopkeepers and shepherds
Itinerary at a glance
DAY 1 - CUSCO
At 10,900 feet above sea level, the air of Cusco (1 night) is thin. We don’t mind—it allows us a reason to relax in our five-star hotel, a restored 16th century monastery. Acclimated, we start the next day with a walk through the Peruvian countryside to Sacsayhuaman, one of the most massive and stunning Inca architectural sites.

DAYS 2-4 - SACRED VALLEY
Leaving Cusco, we drive to the spectacular Urubamba Valley and the mountaintop ruins of Pisac, followed by a traditional lunch at a gracious hacienda. From our inn at the foot of the Andes (3 nights), we visit a remote Andean village... learn about ancient ceramic and weaving techniques...wonder among long-necked, shaggy coated llamas and alpacas...and visit a remote village school.

DAYS 5-7 - AGUAS CALIENTES / CUSCO
Aguas Calientes (2 nights) is our base for exploring Machu Picchu. We travel to the legendary ruin by train and bus. (Or skip the train and climb a stretch of the Inca Trail for a jaw-dropping entrance to Machu Picchu via the Sun Gate.) With two leisurely days here, you can see the site on your own as well as with your guide...and take an orchid or birdwatching walk at our luxurious hotel before we return to Cusco.
Peru & Machu Picchu
Cultural Walking Adventure
7 Days / 6 Nights
Starting Point: Cusco – 1:30 pm – Lobby of Belmond Hotel Monasterio

Ending Point: Cusco – 2:00pm – Airport

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Tour Dates & Prices
Tour prices are per person based on double occupancy. Single supplement is only applicable if you are traveling solo and/or have a room to yourself.
TOUR DATES
TOUR PRICES
SINGLE SUPPLEMENT
March 6-12, 2016$4395.00$795.00
June 12-18, 2016$4395.00$795.00
July 10-16, 2016$4395.00$795.00
September 4-10, 2016$4395.00$795.00
October 9-15, 2016$4395.00$795.00
Dec 27, 2016-Jan 2, 2017$4595.00$1095.00
March 5-11, 2017$4495.00$795.00
June 11-17, 2017$4495.00$795.00
July 9-15, 2017$4495.00$795.00
September 3-9, 2017$4495.00$795.00
October 8-14, 2017$4495.00$795.00
Dec 27, 2017-Jan 2, 2018$4695.00$795.00
  • Full time experienced guide(s) who are with you throughout the trip, handle behind-the-scenes logistics and are there to help with anything from haggling for a rug to buying a tube of toothpaste
  • Support vehicle(s)
  • Admissions to tastings, historic sites and other scheduled events as noted in the detailed daily itinerary.
  • Gratuities for hotels, meals and baggage
  • Trip literature
  • All land transportation during the trip
•  All breakfasts, 1 lunch and 5 dinners
Peru & Machu Picchu
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7 Days / 6 Nights
The weather in Cusco and Machu Picchu remains remarkably consistent throughout the year. Generally, the highs during the day are in the 60s and the lows at night reach into the 30s. It’s important to bring warm layers, because even some of the finest hotels don’t have central heating.

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Hotels
Belmond Monasterio

Located in Cusco's historic center, this former 17th-century monastery is now a 5-star hotel. The rooms, furnished in a combination of colonial and modern styles, overlook a garden courtyard surrounded by the original stone arches of the monastery.

Belmond Hotel Rio Sagrado

On the banks of the Urubamba in the Sacred Valley, this luxury hotel is built to resemble an Andean village. Serene rooms offer stunning views of the valley. Quiet gardens are perfect for exploring, taking a dip in the pool, or sipping a pisco sour.

Inkaterra Machu Picchu Pueblo Hotel

Set among 13 acres of tropical gardens featuring over 140 species of orchids, this hotel proudly 100% carbon neutral. Spacious rooms are situated in unique hillside casitas and feature lovely tile floors, carved wood furniture and luxurious bathrooms.

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