Discover the Sacred Valley, Inca Trail, Machu Picchu, and Cusco on this Peru tour
This 8-day active Peru tour is the perfect quick trip that packs in many of Peru’s most iconic sites. The Sacred Valley is the home of the Incas, of picturesque Andean towns, agricultural terraces, and archaeological marvels. With time to acclimatize under your belt, you’re ready to set off on the infamous 4-day Inca Trail, the same route constructed by the Incas over 500 years ago. This trek is quite challenging in several sections, with long stretches of stone steps at high elevation. Unlike the Salkantay trek which offers lodges, the Inca trail is camping only. The views, ruins, valleys, history, and nature seen along the way though are well worth it. Machu Picchu is where the trek ends, and this ancient mountaintop city is the perfect reward for your hard work getting there. Cusco is a beautiful town to end your journey, and perfectly blends ancient history with today’s culture.
Peru tour: 8 days / 7 nights
DAYS 1 & 2:
Arrive Sacred Valley, Belmond Hotel Rio Sagrado
DAYS 3, 4 & 5:
Hike the Inca Trail to Machu Picchu
DAYS 6 & 7:
Continue to Cusco, El Mercado Hotel
Depart from Cusco
- Your Peru tour adventure starts in the Sacred Valley, the breathtaking gateway to Machu Picchu and the Inca Empire. Visit Sacsayhuaman, the circular terraces of Moray, and the villages of Maras and Ollantaytambo.
- The Inca Trail, a 4-day hike and camping adventure, is not for the faint of heart. For those up for the challenge, the trek exposes access to many ruins and stunning mountain views you wouldn’t otherwise see. Walk in the footsteps of the Incas from 500 years ago, ending your journey at the iconic Machu Picchu.
- Cusco is the perfect place to end your adventure. Explore the historical Plaza de Armas, charming San Blas neighborhood, and lively San Pedro market, where you can put your bargaining skills to the test, and walk away with colorful souvenirs to remember your trip by.
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