Lima, The Sacred Valley of the Incas, Machu Picchu Pueblo, and Cusco all on this amazing Peru trip
This 9-day Peru trip focuses on many of the country’s highlights at a relaxed pace, and in style. Lima is a gorgeous city, with many charming neighborhoods, renowned museums, urban beaches, and a thriving culinary scene. From here, head to The Sacred Valley, offering a perfect introduction to the ancient and sophisticated Inca culture. Continue to Machu Picchu, where you are sure to be awe-struck by the impressive mountaintop “Lost City of the Incas”. Cusco, a beautiful and laid back city, is a fabulous location to wind down and reflect on your journeys’ adventures.
Peru trip: 9 Days / 8 Nights
DAYS 1 & 2:
Arrive Lima, Villa Barranco by Ananay Hotels
DAYS 3, 4 & 5:
Explore the Scared Valley of the Incas, Explora Valle Sagrado
Continue to Aguas Caliente, Machu Picchu Pueblo
DAYS 7 & 8:
Onward to Cusco, Casa Cartagena Boutique Hotel & Spa
Depart from Cusco
An aerial view of the jagged peaks surrounding Machu Picchu, as well as the ruins themselves, is lush and stunning
- Lima, a trendy and beautiful city, offers the perfect place to begin your Peru trip. Explore the bohemian district of Barranco, where galleries, artist workshops, and music venues await. Visit Larco Herrera Museum, exhibiting 45,000 archeological objects including its famous erotic pottery collection.
- A trip to The Sacred Valley offers a look into the lives of the Inca Empire, and the chance to visit important sites and ruins such as Sacsayhuaman, Pisac, and Moray. Absorb Andean culture with a lesson in traditional weaving at the hillside llama and alpaca farm, Awanacancha. HIking, biking, cultural activities, and historical sites are all on offer during your time here.
- Machu Picchu, meaning “Old Mountain”, is one of the 7 New Wonders of the World. Explore the Sacred Inca citadel, including its main temples and hidden corners. Hiking is available to those who want to walk a part of the Inca Trail, following in the footsteps of the Empire from over 500 years past. Admire views of the Lost City and the mountains and valleys beyond.
- A visit to Cusco is the perfect way to end this Peruvian adventure. Explore the vibrant San Pedro market (a perfect place for souvenir shopping), legendary Koricancha Temple, historical Plaza de Armas, and bohemian San Blas quarter.
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