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Set out on an eight-day cultural and historical adventure to Machu Picchu—one of the most awe-inspiring places in the world. Take a scenic train ride to the famous site
and enjoy free time to explore its hidden corners. Roam the Sacred Valley, exploring Inca
sites and taking in incredible views of the Andes. Traveling with knowledgeable guides who
know this region best, we’ll leave no stone unturned.
Venture to Inca sites like Ollantaytambo, Pisac, and Moray with a local guide.
Visit the village of Huchuy Qosqo for a traditional lunch at a community
owned and operated restaurant supported by G Adventures.
Meet artisans in a village known for adobe- and ceramic-making, and try
your hand at the crafts.
Embark on a spectacular train ride to Machu Picchu, and explore the Inca
citadel with a guide.
Itinerary - 8 Days
Day 1 — Lima
Arrive at any time. Arrival transfer included.
Days 2 & 3 — Sacred Valley
Board an early flight to Cusco, then continue to the Sacred Valley
to spend two days exploring with a local guide.
Visit the Ccaccaccollo community and the
G Adventures–sponsored Women’s Weaving
Co-op, and then explore the Pisac, Ollantaytambo,
and Moray ruins. Stop in at the G Adventures–supported
Sacred Valley Community Restaurant in the indigenous
village of Huchuy Qosqo. Also visit a small
community that specializes in ceramics and meet
local artists for a demonstration. Explore the pre-Inca
salt pans of Las Salineras. Enjoy a traditional
pachamanca-style meal. (2B, 1L, 1D)
Day 4 — Aguas Calientes
Catch an early
transfer to Ollantaytambo station and board the
scenic train to Aguas Calientes. Visit the market
here if you wish. (1B)
Day 5 — Machu Picchu/ Cusco
guided tour of the Machu Picchu ruins. Then explore the site on your own or hike
to the Inca Bridge. Later, return to Cusco by train.
Day 6 — Cusco
Explore historic Cusco, with
options to visit museums or go whitewater
rafting, horseback riding, or mountain biking.
This evening, glimpse the night sky through the
telescopes of the Cusco planetarium. (1B)
Days 7 & 8 — Lima
Fly back to Lima for our final
evening. Depart at any time the next day. (2B)
Our newest line of trips, offered in partnership with G Adventures, blends fun, hands-on exploration, meaningful encounters with people and cultures, and more free time and choices—with the structure and security of traveling in a small group.
All trip prices are per person based on double occupancy. If you're traveling on your own, we'll pair you up with a roommate of the same gender so that you can pay the same rate as other travelers. Prices are subject to change without notice and do not include airfare. All prices and fares are quoted in U.S. dollars.
My Own Room
During your trip, sometimes it's just more convenient and comfortable to have your own room. That's why we offer the "My Own Room" option - a single room all to yourself.
My Own Room Option: From $649
Arrival transfer, internal flights, transport between
destinations and to/from included activities,
and activities as listed in the itinerary. Optional
excursions in Cusco are at an additional cost.
Accommodations Comfortable, mid-range hotels that reflect the
local character (7 nights)
Meals Included 7 breakfasts, 1 lunch, 1 dinner. Allow an additional
$255–335 for meals not included.
Transportation Minibus/van, train, plane
You can do whatever you wish during your free time on tour, but if you're in need of suggestions, we've got them. Details about optional experiences for this trip will be available during the booking process. Please note, these are available for an additional cost.