Trip Overview

Trip Overview

  • 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

Itinerary

This eight-day adventure into Peru’s culture and history offers an ideal introduction to Machu Picchu, one of the world’s most spectacular archaeological sites. Take a scenic train to the famous citadel and enjoy free time to explore its many corners. Roam the Sacred Valley, taking in incredible views of the Andes. Traveling with knowledgeable guides who know this region best, we’ll leave no stone unturned.

This trip is offered in partnership with
G Adventures.

Day 1: Lima
Arrive at any time. Arrival transfer included.
Accommodations:San Agustin Exclusive Hotel (or similar)
Day 2: Lima/Urubamba
Board an early flight to Cusco then head to the Sacred Valley. Explore the pre-Inca salt pans of Las Salineras and tour the Maras and Moray ruins. Enjoy a traditional pachamanca-style meal of local specialties.
Meals Included:Breakfast, Dinner
Accommodations:Hotel San Agustin Urubamba (or similar)
Day 3: Urubamba
Continue exploring the Sacred Valley with a visit to the “Parque de la Papa” (“Potato Park”). An exclusive experience for Journeys travellers and part of G Adventures for Good, you'll walk through this rural community with a local guide to learn about potato cultivation, weaving, and the importance of both to Andean culture. Also, explore the Ollantaytambo and Pisac ruins and visit the G Adventures-supported Sacred Valley Community Restaurant in Huchuy Qosqo.
Meals Included:Breakfast, Lunch
Accommodations:Hotel San Agustin Urubamba (or similar)
Day 4: Urubamba/Aguas Calientes
Catch an early transfer to Ollantaytambo station and board the scenic train to Aguas Calientes with the option to visit the market.
Meals Included:Breakfast
Accommodations:Hotel Taypikala Machupicchu (or similar)
Day 5: Aguas Calientes/Cusco
Enjoy a guided tour of the Machu Picchu ruins. Get free time to explore on your own or take an optional visit to the Inca Bridge before returning to Cusco by train.
Meals Included:Breakfast
Accommodations:Taypikala Hotel Cusco (or similar)
Day 6: Cusco
Explore historic Cusco with options to visit museums or go whitewater rafting, horseback riding, or mountain biking. This evening, take in a different view of the night sky at the Cusco Planetarium. Enjoy a presentation on the southern sky, contemporary astronomy, and the ancient Inca relationship with the cosmos. Check out the on-site museum and use their telescopes to admire the stars.
Meals Included:Breakfast
Accommodations:Taypikala Hotel Cusco (or similar)
Day 7: Cusco/Lima
Fly back to Lima and spend an afternoon in Peru's bustling capital.
Meals Included:Breakfast
Accommodations:San Agustin Exclusive Hotel (or similar)
Day 8: Lima
Depart at any time.
Meals Included:Breakfast