Peru: Machu Picchu & the Sacred Valley

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Journey through Peru, from Lima to Cusco, mingling with locals in the Sacred Valley and exploring magnificent Machu Picchu, where you stay at the only hotel on site. You also visit massive, mysterious Sacsayhuaman.


Trip type
Small Group Tour
Lodging level
Luxury - 5 star
Physical level
Trip pace
Balanced schedule


    • Enjoy a private talk on Machu Picchu with a renowned scholar in Incan history before discovering the magnificent ruins for yourself in the company of a local expert guide
    • Relish the convenience of an overnight stay at the only hotel on site at Machu Picchu, and the extra time it affords you to explore this spectacular "Lost City"
    • Mingle with the farmers and children of the Sacred Valley of the Incas, and gain an intimate understanding of their centuries-old customs during a private visit to their village
    • Savor a Chef's Table experience in the preparation of Peruvian cuisine while in the pastoral Sacred Valley
    • Discover Peru's rich musical traditions during a captivating private performance by an expert in Andean music
    • Celebrate your arrival in Peru with a welcome dinner adjacent to the Huaca Pucllana archaeological site in Lima
    • Achieve a deeper appreciation of Peru's fascinating and rich pre-Columbian cultures as you explore the Larco Herrera Museum and the new Inkariy Museum

What's this trip about?

    Journey through Peru, from Lima to Cusco, mingling with locals in the Sacred Valley and exploring magnificent Machu Picchu, where you stay at the only hotel on site. You also visit massive, mysterious Sacsayhuaman.

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Itinerary focusClassic Highlights
Group sizeSmall Group - max of 18 people
Age range10 years and up
Flights and transportAll internal ground transport included
Start CityLima
End CityLima

Travel Themes

  • Cultural
  • National Parks
  • Nature & Wildlife


  • South America
  • Peru


  • Cusco
  • Lima
  • Machu Picchu
  • Ollantaytambo
  • Santo Domingo
  • Urubamba


  • Culture
  • Hiking
  • Historic sightseeing
  • Mountaineering
  • Nature
  • Wildlife viewing

Trip includes

    • All accommodations
    • Meals and fully guided sightseeing (including park and entrance fees) as noted in the itinerary
    • Airport transfers to/from hotel/ship in the first/last published city regardless of day of arrival and departure (on Expedition Cruises, transfers may be included on start and end dates only)
    • Services of A&K Tour Director or appropriate Guide on extensions
    • Coffee/tea/soft drinks/water at included meals
    • Local wine and beer at welcome and farewell dinners and with meals on board ship on Connections European River Cruise Journeys
    • Local bottled water during sight seeing
    • Porterage of two (2) pieces of baggage
    • Complimentary Internet access (where available on land; excluded on all trains, cruises and Connections European River Cruise Journeys
    • Service levels are not guaranteed)
    • Hotel taxes
    • Gratuities throughout, except to the Tour Director/Extension guide/East Africa safari driver-guides.

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Day 1: Arrive Lima, Peru

Accommodation: Belmond Miraflores Park

Arrive in Lima this evening and transfer to your hotel. Founded in 1535 by Spanish conquistador Francisco Pizzaro, this “City of Kings” is a mélange of colonial structures, pre-Columbian sites and modern conveniences.

Day 2: Lima | Colonial Splendor and Inspiring Artifacts

Meals: Breakfast and Dinner

Accommodation: Belmond Miraflores Park  

Explore Peru’s capital, visiting the Plaza Mayor, which is the birthplace of the city of Lima, and the beautiful Cathedral, built in the 16th century. Continue with a journey into the p...

Day 3: Sacred Valley | Cusco and Cooking, Peruvian Style

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Accommodation: Hotel Sol y Luna

This morning, fly to Cusco, located more than 11,000 feet above sea level. Enjoy lunch in the central square before proceeding to the Sacred Valley of the Incas. In this vast green valley...

Day 4: Sacred Valley | Like a Journey Back in Time

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Accommodation: Hotel Sol y Luna

Start to explore the Sacred Valley of the Incas with a visit to a remote village seemingly frozen in time. Experience the ancient agricultural methods they have used for centuries to supp...

Day 5: Machu Picchu | Bingham’s Stunning Discovery

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Accommodation: Belmond Sanctuary Lodge

Today’s exploration begins with a visit to the imposing fortress of Ollantaytambo. A formidable structure of massive stone terraces that hug the mountain slopes, it is the site of ...

Day 6: Machu Picchu/Cusco | Walking the Spectacular Ruins

Meals: Breakfast and Dinner

Accommodation: Belmond Hotel Monasterio

Rise with the sun to walk through Machu Picchu in the early morning mist before the crowds arrive, for an experience some consider the spiritual highlight of the journey. You may opt for...

Day 7: Cusco | The Immense Stone Marvel of Sacsayhuaman

Meals: Breakfast and Dinner

Accommodation: Belmond Hotel Monasterio

Discover Cusco on a city tour that includes the Cathedral on the Plaza de Armas and the Santo Domingo Temple, a Dominican church built on the foundations of the Koricancha, the Incas’ pr...

Day 8: Lima | Colorful, Bohemian Barranco

Meals: Breakfast and Lunch

Accommodation: Belmond Hotel Monasterio

Return to Lima by late morning to explore the intriguing Barranco neighborhood, with its intimate art galleries, eclectic museums and the famous Puente de los Suspiros (Bridge of Sighs). ...

Day 9: Depart Lima

Meals: Breakfast

After breakfast, transfer to the airport and depart.

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Price From $5,995
Price per day$666
Single supplement (single occupancy)$8,990
Last Updated: 8/2/2018

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    • International flights
    • Internal flights (At additional cost)
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Cancellation policy

Cancellation Charges :

Cancellations must be received in writing and will become effective on the date of receipt, fax or email. Cancellations received by A&K are subject to the following:

Cancellation Fees Per Person

Luxury Small Group Journeys, Marco Polo Journeys, Connections Land Journeys, and related Group Pre/Post Tour Extensions

91 days prior to departure or more: $500

90-61 days prior to departure: 20% of program price

60-31 days prior to departure: 50% of program price

30 days prior to departure or less: 100% of program price

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Meals Included

9 Breakfasts, 5 Lunches and 5 Dinners

Age Requirements
10 years and up
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Internal Air from: $1,175

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Arrive in Guayaquil, Ecuador.

Accommodation: Hotel Oro Verde Guayaquil

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Meals: Breakfast and Dinner

Accommodation: 'Xperience'

Fly to Baltra in the Galápagos Islands and embark on eco-friendly ‘Xperience.’ Enjoy a welcome dinner your first night on board. Set out on twice-daily shore excursions that take you up close to sunbathing sea lions, skittering Sally Lightfoot crabs, tangles of marine iguanas and amusing blue-footed boobies. Marvel at the determined dignity of the Galápagos tortoise, and scout out flora and fauna along one island’s rocky coastline aboard a panga (rubber raft). Snorkel, swim or kayak, or bask in the sun. Back on board ‘Xperience,’ relax and enjoy evening lectures.

Day 7

Meals: Breakfast and Dinner

Accommodation: Hotel Plaza Grande

Disembark and fly to Quito, transfer to your hotel and settle in.

Day 8

Meals: Breakfast

Enjoy a morning city tour of colonial Quito before flying to Lima, Peru, to begin your Peru journey.

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