Explore Peru's famed Machu Picchu and the Sacred Valley on an upscale 6-night / 7-day guided post-cruise land tour, Guayaquil to Lima.
Thursday: Guayaquil / Quito to Lima
After flights from the Galapagos to Guayaquil and Quito, and Quito to Lima, you’ll be welcomed to Lima by our local representative, who will assist you to the modern Costa del Sol Wyndham Lima Airport hotel (or similar), conveniently located steps away from the Lima Airport. This full day of travel ends with a brief informational discussion detailing your upcoming days of adventure—then settle in for a good night’s sleep.
Friday: Sacred Valley / Chinchero (B, L, D)
Arriving in Cusco after an early morning flight, begin your journey into the fabled Sacred Valley with a photo stop at the traditional weaving town of Chinchero. Descending into the valley, have lunch at a charming private estate filled with pre-Columbian, Inca, and colonial artifacts. After checking in at Inkaterra Hacienda Urubamba (or similar) for your two night stay, take advantage of the hacienda’s activities before dinner—a trail hike, bird watching, making traditional Inca beverages, or relax while taking in the surrounding mountain views.
Saturday: Sacred Valley: Ollantaytambo (B, L, D)
Dive deeper into the Sacred Valley, on a guided walking tour of Ollantaytambo—laid out as it was in the 1500s and with its original structures. Ollantaytambo has been inhabited since the time of the Inca’s and is the best example in the region of a living Incan town. Learn of the strategic and religious importance of this hill town from the top of the ruins with sweeping views of the Sacred Valley. Stroll the town’s narrow streets, with time to soak up the history and visit the markets. After lunch at a local restaurant, return to the Inkaterra Hacienda Urubamba to relax and enjoy the spa facilities, explore on your own, join an optional hike or other onsite hotel activity.
Sunday: Machu Picchu (B, L, D)
Celebrate one of the top destinations of world travel. Boarding the Vistadome in Ollantaytambo, join your guide on a journey through mountain forests and steep peaks, once part of the powerful Inca Empire. Arriving in Aguas Calientes, walk to the serene Inkaterra Machu Picchu Pueblo (or similar) for pre check-in and an Andean lunch. Then it’s off to tour the crown jewel of the Inca civilization—Machu Picchu—a UNESCO World Heritage Site and one of the New Seven Wonders of the World. A leisurely hike to the Puente Inca, or “Inca Bridge,” rewards with panoramic views of Machu Picchu. Explore the ruins, navigate colossal stairways, admire temple architecture, and view the impressive terracing.
Monday: Machu Picchu / Cusco (B, L, D)
The morning is your choice: relax and sleep in or catch a Machu Picchu sunrise. Later, discover a new viewpoint of the site and surrounding mountains on a hike up to Inti Punku—the “Sun Gate” and the terminus of the Inca Trail. If you’re feeling ambitious, you can brave the steep climb 2,000 feet higher to the top of Mount Machu Picchu overlooking the citadel, Huayna Picchu, and the Inca Trail. Wrap up an adventurous morning with lunch at the hotel’s Café Inkaterra before you soak up the dramatic landscape on the train back to Ollantaytambo. An early evening drive carries you to Cusco for your two-night stay at the historic Palacio del Inka (or similar) just steps from the Plaza de Armas.
Tuesday: Cusco (B, L, D)
Wake up in the former capital and ruling center of the Inca Empire. Situated at around 11,200 feet, this UNESCO World Heritage Site has amazing archeological structures constructed by its historic residents. On an informative guided tour, explore the city’s key locations including Koricancha (the Temple of the Sun), the exquisitely carved and adorned Cathedral, and the massive stone fortress of Sacsayhuamán. End your morning at the art district of San Blas and with a leisurely lunch. This afternoon, you are free to follow your own curiosity to uncover more of Cusco’s intriguing sights and sounds before our farewell dinner.
Wednesday: Cusco / Lima (B)
The morning is yours to enjoy—make it a leisurely one, or explore more of Cusco on your own. A mid-morning flight brings you back to Peru's capital city in time to catch your flight home.
From $4,945 per person
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Available on these vessels:
- All services, tours, lodging, food and beverages (non-alcoholic) with meals as noted in the trip description, plus taxes, tourist tickets, and entrance fees
- All excursions come with an English language guide
- International airfare (Guayaquil, Ecuador - Lima, Peru) as noted in the itinerary description
- Domestic airfare (Lima-Cusco-Lima) as noted in the itinerary description
Package does not include:
- Early check-in, late check-out, services and food not listed in the itinerary, alcoholic beverages, hotel extras, and personal expenses
- Tips/gratuities for guides, drivers, and hotel staff
NOTE: to operate this land tour, a minimum of 2 guests is required; maximum of 12 guests
*Must be booked 65 days prior to the departure date.
Fares are per person and in USD.
Deposit Payment: A minimum of 50% non-refundable deposit is required at the time of booking.
Final Payment: Due 90 days prior to stay / beginning of extension.
Cancellation Policy: After final payment, cancellations for any reason are subject to a penalty. Penalties vary depending on package. Cancellations at 65 days or less are nonrefundable.