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Guided Walking : Latin America

Peru: Machu Picchu & the Sacred Valley

Moderate Terrain: 4-7 Miles Daily

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Machu PIcchu hiking tour map

At dawn, light washes gently across the precise stonework of immortal Machu Picchu, as clouds of mist scuttle across the blue-black Andes. The scene is breathtaking and perfectly encapsulates all that Peru has to offer. Travel with us through this intriguing land of bustling marketplaces, soaring Andean peaks, and tranquil lost cities, and you’ll discover a vibrant cultural tapestry beyond expectations. From intense blue skies vaulting hillside tracks in the Urubamba River Valley to the cobblestone plazas and intricate, baroque buildings of Cuzco, spectacular landscapes await around every corner. Walk in the footsteps of pre-Columbian emperors in Ollantaytambo, a hillside complex of terraces, fortifications, and temples. Trade smiles with children during a visit to the rural Patacancha School, supported by Country Walkers and our guests for years. If you choose, accept the challenge of trekking the spectacular Inca Trail and pick your way through lush mountain terrain to approach the Intipunku (“Gate of the Sun”) entrance to Machu Picchu, just as the Inca did.


Tour Highlights:
  • Savor the best of contemporary Peruvian cuisine with refined versions of local specialties like chupe de quinoa and rocoto relleno at a celebrated restaurant in Cuzco.
  • Escape the crowds by joining your guide for a sunrise tour of Machu Picchu and revel in the peaceful mystery of this remarkable ruin.
  • Get a feel for daily life in the Sacred Valley when you wander the packed stalls of Písac Market, where vendors sell everything from brightly colored fabrics to fresh vegetables.
Flight + Tour Combo

11 days, 10 nights

FROM $5,148 USD

per person, double occupancy

Tour extensions available
Lima | 2 nights $648*

Tour Only

8 days, 7 nights

FROM $4,398 USD

per person, double occupancy



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  • Generous inclusions: all breakfasts, many meals, and luggage transfers.
  • Your departure is always guaranteed.
  • We take care of our solo travelers.
  • Past guests and referrals always save.
  • Bring six friends on a guided tour and enjoy special savings, support, and a gift.

Itinerary & Accommodations

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Day 1

Cuzco and surrounding ruins

Begin your Andean adventure with a walking tour of Cuzco’s cobbled streets, followed by visits to Incan and colonial attractions on the city’s outskirts. Tonight, sample Peruvian specialties at a welcome dinner.

Accommodation: Aranwa Cusco Boutique Hotel, Cusco

A former 16th-century colonial mansion, this elegant boutique hotel is ideally located just two blocks from Cusco’s main square. Decorated throughout with colonial art work and elegant furnishings, spacious guestrooms are equipped with an intelligent oxygen system. Centered on its tranquil inner courtyard, the on-site bar is a cozy retreat and its restaurant offers contemporary Peruvian cuisine.

Day 2

Pisac Ruins and Market

Today’s walk descends from the imposing Incan ruins of Pisac to the Urubamba Valley, affording spectacular vistas of terraced fields where farmers cultivate maize, potatoes, and quinoa. Explore Pisac’s market before returning to your beautiful monastery-turned hacienda this afternoon.

Accommodation: La Posada del Inca, Yucay

At the base of the Andes, a beautifully restored 18th-century hacienda with colonial architecture is set among expansive gardens. Spacious guest rooms feature tiled floors and classic furnishings.

Day 3

Maras and Moray

From the ancient Maras salt mines, follow timeless farming paths past golden wheat fields and snowcapped peaks before entering the Inca site of Moray, preserved by UNESCO. In the village of Chinchero, learn about Peru’s colorful weaving tradition.

Accommodation: La Posada del Inca, Yucay

At the base of the Andes, a beautifully restored 18th-century hacienda with colonial architecture is set among expansive gardens. Spacious guest rooms feature tiled floors and classic furnishings.

Day 4

Traditional Andean Village

Start the day at Ollantaytambo, where the Inca famously defeated the conquistadors in battle. Afterwards, you’ll visit a remote, mountain village for an intimate perspective on traditional Peruvian life.

Accommodation: La Posada del Inca, Yucay

At the base of the Andes, a beautifully restored 18th-century hacienda with colonial architecture is set among expansive gardens. Spacious guest rooms feature tiled floors and classic furnishings.

Day 5

Train and Inca Trail to Machu Picchu

Feel the excitement as you board the train for Machu Picchu. Disembark at kilometer 104 and climb along the original Inca Trail, making stops at the precipitously perched Winay Wayna ruins and Intipunku (“Gate of the Sun”). From Intipunku, you’ll descend towards Machu Picchu like the ancient Inca themselves, savoring timeless views of the citadel. In late afternoon, transfer to your riverside eco-hotel.

Accommodation: Machu Picchu Pueblo Hotel, Aguas Calientes

A Travel + Leisure “World’s Best Hotel.” A unique ecoboutique hotel with extensive grounds including cloudforest gardens, medicinal plants, orchids, and a panoramic riverfront restaurant. Spacious guestrooms combine classic décor with colonial furnishings and fabrics. Treatments available (at your expense) at on-site spa with Andean sauna.

Day 6

Machu Picchu

Today, enjoy an exceptional full-day visit to Machu Picchu, including an optional excursion to watch the sunrise over the ruins. Following a comprehensive guided tour of the site, you’ll have ample time to linger among the mystical temples, altars, terraces, and chambers in solitude, or explore the surrounding trails.

Accommodation: Machu Picchu Pueblo Hotel, Aguas Calientes

A Travel + Leisure “World’s Best Hotel.” A unique ecoboutique hotel with extensive grounds including cloudforest gardens, medicinal plants, orchids, and a panoramic riverfront restaurant. Spacious guestrooms combine classic décor with colonial furnishings and fabrics. Treatments available (at your expense) at on-site spa with Andean sauna.

Day 7

Transfer to Cuzco

After a morning nature walk through the orchid gardens, board the train back to Cuzco, where you’ll have time for further exploration before tonight’s farewell dinner.

Accommodation: Aranwa Cusco Boutique Hotel, Cusco

A former 16th-century colonial mansion, this elegant boutique hotel is ideally located just two blocks from Cusco’s main square. Decorated throughout with colonial art work and elegant furnishings, spacious guestrooms are equipped with an intelligent oxygen system. Centered on its tranquil inner courtyard, the on-site bar is a cozy retreat and its restaurant offers contemporary Peruvian cuisine.

Day 8

Departure from Cuzco

Transfer to Cuzco’s airport for your homebound flight.

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Day 1

Pisac Ruins & Market

Today’s walk descends from the imposing Incan ruins of Pisac to the Urubamba Valley, affording vistas of terraced fields where farmers cultivate maize, potatoes, and quinoa. Explore Pisac’s market before returning to your beautiful monastery-turned-hacienda this afternoon.

Accommodation: Inkaterra Hacienda Urubamba

Serenity and relaxation are hallmarks of the Inkaterra Hacienda Urubamba, a contemporary, hacienda-style hotel on a 100-acre property surrounded by a dramatic mountain range. Set in the Sacred Valley, between Cuzco and Machu Picchu, it proudly showcases the region’s blend of Spanish and Andean influences in its colonial furnishings, Inca mask accents, and handcrafted woodwork. Here, you may harvest produce from the inn’s 10-acre organic plantation, relax on the terrace, or enjoy the privacy of your comfortable casita.

Day 2

Maras & Moray

From the ancient Maras salt mines, follow timeless farming paths past golden wheat fields and snowcapped peaks before entering the Inca site of Moray, preserved by UNESCO. In the village of Chinchero, learn about Peru’s weaving tradition.

Accommodation: Inkaterra Hacienda Urubamba

Serenity and relaxation are hallmarks of the Inkaterra Hacienda Urubamba, a contemporary, hacienda-style hotel on a 100-acre property surrounded by a dramatic mountain range. Set in the Sacred Valley, between Cuzco and Machu Picchu, it proudly showcases the region’s blend of Spanish and Andean influences in its colonial furnishings, Inca mask accents, and handcrafted woodwork. Here, you may harvest produce from the inn’s 10-acre organic plantation, relax on the terrace, or enjoy the privacy of your comfortable casita.

Day 3

Traditional Andean Village

Start the day at Ollantaytambo, where the Inca famously defeated the conquistadors in battle. Afterwards, you’ll visit a remote mountain village for an intimate perspective on traditional Peruvian life.

Accommodation: Inkaterra Hacienda Urubamba

Serenity and relaxation are hallmarks of the Inkaterra Hacienda Urubamba, a contemporary, hacienda-style hotel on a 100-acre property surrounded by a dramatic mountain range. Set in the Sacred Valley, between Cuzco and Machu Picchu, it proudly showcases the region’s blend of Spanish and Andean influences in its colonial furnishings, Inca mask accents, and handcrafted woodwork. Here, you may harvest produce from the inn’s 10-acre organic plantation, relax on the terrace, or enjoy the privacy of your comfortable casita.

Day 4

Train & Inca Trail to Machu Picchu

Feel the excitement as you board the train for Machu Picchu. Disembark at kilometer 104 and climb along the original Inca Trail, making stops at the precipitously perched Winay Wayna ruins and Intipunku (“Gate of the Sun”). From Intipunku, you’ll descend towards Machu Picchu like the ancient Inca themselves, savoring timeless views of the citadel. In late afternoon, transfer to your riverside eco-hotel.

Accommodation: Machu Picchu Pueblo Hotel, Aguas Calientes

A Travel + Leisure “World’s Best Hotel.” A unique ecoboutique hotel with extensive grounds including cloudforest gardens, medicinal plants, orchids, and a panoramic riverfront restaurant. Spacious guestrooms combine classic décor with colonial furnishings and fabrics. Treatments available (at your expense) at on-site spa with Andean sauna.

Day 5

Machu Picchu

Today, enjoy an exceptional full-day visit to Machu Picchu, including an optional excursion to watch the sunrise over the ruins. Following a comprehensive guided tour of the site, you’ll have ample time to linger among the mystical temples, altars, terraces, and chambers in solitude, or explore the surrounding trails.

Accommodation: Machu Picchu Pueblo Hotel, Aguas Calientes

A Travel + Leisure “World’s Best Hotel.” A unique ecoboutique hotel with extensive grounds including cloudforest gardens, medicinal plants, orchids, and a panoramic riverfront restaurant. Spacious guestrooms combine classic décor with colonial furnishings and fabrics. Treatments available (at your expense) at on-site spa with Andean sauna.

Day 6

Transfer to Cuzco

After a morning nature walk through the orchid gardens, board the train back to Cuzco, which you can explore in the afternoon.

Accommodation: Aranwa Cusco Boutique Hotel, Cusco

A former 16th-century colonial mansion, this elegant boutique hotel is ideally located just two blocks from Cusco’s main square. Decorated throughout with colonial art work and elegant furnishings, spacious guestrooms are equipped with an intelligent oxygen system. Centered on its tranquil inner courtyard, the on-site bar is a cozy retreat and its restaurant offers contemporary Peruvian cuisine.

Day 7

Cuzco & surrounding ruins

Cap your Andean adventure with a walking tour of Cuzco’s cobbled streets, followed by visits to Incan and colonial attractions on the city’s outskirts. Tonight, sample Peruvian specialties at a farewell dinner.

Accommodation: Aranwa Cusco Boutique Hotel, Cusco

A former 16th-century colonial mansion, this elegant boutique hotel is ideally located just two blocks from Cusco’s main square. Decorated throughout with colonial art work and elegant furnishings, spacious guestrooms are equipped with an intelligent oxygen system. Centered on its tranquil inner courtyard, the on-site bar is a cozy retreat and its restaurant offers contemporary Peruvian cuisine.

Day 8

Departure from Cuzco

Transfer to Cuzco’s airport for your homebound flight.

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Flight

Overnight Flight from USA to Cuzco, Peru via Lima

Please refer to your air itinerary for your specific flight details.

Arrival

Arrive in Cuzco, Peru

After arriving at Alejandro Velasco Astete Airport, enjoy a complimentary private transfer to the Aranwa Cuzco Boutique Hotel, about 20 minutes away. The remainder of the day is at your leisure (no meals included).

Accommodation: Aranwa Cusco Boutique Hotel, Cusco

A former 16th-century colonial mansion, this elegant boutique hotel is ideally located just two blocks from Cusco’s main square. Decorated throughout with colonial art work and elegant furnishings, spacious guestrooms are equipped with an intelligent oxygen system. Centered on its tranquil inner courtyard, the on-site bar is a cozy retreat and its restaurant offers contemporary Peruvian cuisine.

Day 1

Join your Country Walkers Peru: Machu Picchu & the Sacred Valley tour

Breakfast is included at your hotel. Your guide(s) will meet you at the Aranwa Cuzco Boutique Hotel at 8:00 a.m. in the lobby. Your guide(s) will be wearing a Country Walkers shirt. Please be dressed for walking.

Please refer to the Peru: Machu Picchu & the Sacred Valley (8- day/7-night) itinerary for full tour details.

Begin your Andean adventure with a walking tour of Cuzco’s cobbled streets, followed by visits to Incan and colonial attractions on the city’s outskirts. Tonight, sample Peruvian specialties at a welcome dinner.

Accommodation: Aranwa Cusco Boutique Hotel, Cusco

A former 16th-century colonial mansion, this elegant boutique hotel is ideally located just two blocks from Cusco’s main square. Decorated throughout with colonial art work and elegant furnishings, spacious guestrooms are equipped with an intelligent oxygen system. Centered on its tranquil inner courtyard, the on-site bar is a cozy retreat and its restaurant offers contemporary Peruvian cuisine.

Day 2

Pisac Ruins and Market

Today’s walk descends from the imposing Incan ruins of Pisac to the Urubamba Valley, affording spectacular vistas of terraced fields where farmers cultivate maize, potatoes, and quinoa. Explore Pisac’s market before returning to your beautiful monastery-turned hacienda this afternoon.

Accommodation: La Posada del Inca, Yucay

At the base of the Andes, a beautifully restored 18th-century hacienda with colonial architecture is set among expansive gardens. Spacious guest rooms feature tiled floors and classic furnishings.

Day 3

Maras and Moray

From the ancient Maras salt mines, follow timeless farming paths past golden wheat fields and snowcapped peaks before entering the Inca site of Moray, preserved by UNESCO. In the village of Chinchero, learn about Peru’s colorful weaving tradition.

Accommodation: La Posada del Inca, Yucay

At the base of the Andes, a beautifully restored 18th-century hacienda with colonial architecture is set among expansive gardens. Spacious guest rooms feature tiled floors and classic furnishings.

Day 4

Traditional Andean Village

Start the day at Ollantaytambo, where the Inca famously defeated the conquistadors in battle. Afterwards, you’ll visit a remote, mountain village for an intimate perspective on traditional Peruvian life.

Accommodation: La Posada del Inca, Yucay

At the base of the Andes, a beautifully restored 18th-century hacienda with colonial architecture is set among expansive gardens. Spacious guest rooms feature tiled floors and classic furnishings.

Day 5

Train and Inca Trail to Machu Picchu

Feel the excitement as you board the train for Machu Picchu. Disembark at kilometer 104 and climb along the original Inca Trail, making stops at the precipitously perched Winay Wayna ruins and Intipunku (“Gate of the Sun”). From Intipunku, you’ll descend towards Machu Picchu like the ancient Inca themselves, savoring timeless views of the citadel. In late afternoon, transfer to your riverside eco-hotel.

Accommodation: Machu Picchu Pueblo Hotel, Aguas Calientes

A Travel + Leisure “World’s Best Hotel.” A unique ecoboutique hotel with extensive grounds including cloudforest gardens, medicinal plants, orchids, and a panoramic riverfront restaurant. Spacious guestrooms combine classic décor with colonial furnishings and fabrics. Treatments available (at your expense) at on-site spa with Andean sauna.

Day 6

Machu Picchu

Today, enjoy an exceptional full-day visit to Machu Picchu, including an optional excursion to watch the sunrise over the ruins. Following a comprehensive guided tour of the site, you’ll have ample time to linger among the mystical temples, altars, terraces, and chambers in solitude, or explore the surrounding trails.

Accommodation: Machu Picchu Pueblo Hotel, Aguas Calientes

A Travel + Leisure “World’s Best Hotel.” A unique ecoboutique hotel with extensive grounds including cloudforest gardens, medicinal plants, orchids, and a panoramic riverfront restaurant. Spacious guestrooms combine classic décor with colonial furnishings and fabrics. Treatments available (at your expense) at on-site spa with Andean sauna.

Day 7

Transfer to Cuzco

After a morning nature walk through the orchid gardens, board the train back to Cuzco, where you’ll have time for further exploration before tonight’s farewell dinner.

Accommodation: Aranwa Cusco Boutique Hotel, Cusco

A former 16th-century colonial mansion, this elegant boutique hotel is ideally located just two blocks from Cusco’s main square. Decorated throughout with colonial art work and elegant furnishings, spacious guestrooms are equipped with an intelligent oxygen system. Centered on its tranquil inner courtyard, the on-site bar is a cozy retreat and its restaurant offers contemporary Peruvian cuisine.

Day 8

Departure from Cuzco

Transfer to Cuzco’s airport for your homebound flight.

Post-Night

Tour Departure

After saying goodbye to your group this morning in Cuzco, you are transferred to Cuzco’s airport for the flight to Lima. At the Jorge Chávez Airport in Lima, you’re met by our representative who will guide you through the complex to the Wyndham Airport Hotel. There, you’ll enjoy a day room that will allow you to relax and freshen up prior to your flight home.

Accommodation: Wyndham Airport Hotel Lima, Peru

Conveniently located at the edge of Jorge Chávez Airport, the Wyndham Airport Hotel is designed to maximize your relaxation while in transit. It boasts an on-site spa, two restaurants, a gym, and laundry service, so you can clean up before your voyage home.

Add a Tour Extension to Your Flight + Tour Combo
Pre-Tour Extension: Lima

2 nights from only $648*

  • Two nights at the El Pardo DoubleTree†
  • Small-group airport and hotel transfers
  • Half-day city tour of Lima’s Barranco neighborhood including lunch
  • Two breakfasts

For those guests reserving our Flight + Tour Combo, you may wish to further extend your time in Peru with an additional two nights in Lima. Trace Peru’s entire history through the intriguing streets of Lima, where pre-Columbian pyramids sit beside gourmet restaurants. From a luxurious hotel in the chic Miraflores neighborhood, you can explore highlights like the Plaza Mayor, wander the museum of the Convent of Saint Francis (home to the largest collection of religious art in the Americas), and relax on the near-by beach. Of course, we don’t want you to miss out on the vitality of Lima’s contemporary culture—that’s why we’ve arranged a half-day tour through the bohemian Barranco neighborhood, where you’ll find a museum of colonial art and the gallery of renowned fashion photographer Mario Testino.

Single Supplement: $348

*2016 price is $598 / Single +$248.
†Please note that some hotel city taxes may need to be paid locally.

Flight + Tour Combo Inclusions:

  • Round-trip international airfare (includes airline fuel charges and taxes)
  • Small-group airport and hotel transfers
  • One night at the Aranwa Cuzco Boutique Hotel, Cuzco*
  • One breakfast
  • Day use room at the Wyndham Airport Hotel, Lima
  • 8-day/7-night Peru: Machu Picchu & Sacred Valley guided walking tour with on-trip inclusions

*Please note that some hotel city taxes may need to be paid locally.

Tour Extension Available

Lima
2 nights from only $648*

Learn More

Ready to take the next step?

Request A Reservation

OR Call 800.234.6900

Download Full Itinerary
Flight

Overnight Flight from USA to Cuzco, Peru via Lima

Please refer to your air itinerary for your specific flight details.

Arrival

Arrive in Cuzco, Peru

After arriving at Alejandro Velasco Astete Airport, enjoy a complimentary private transfer to the Aranwa Cuzco Boutique Hotel, about 20 minutes away. The remainder of the day is at your leisure (no meals included).

Accommodation: Aranwa Cusco Boutique Hotel, Cusco

A former 16th-century colonial mansion, this elegant boutique hotel is ideally located just two blocks from Cusco’s main square. Decorated throughout with colonial art work and elegant furnishings, spacious guestrooms are equipped with an intelligent oxygen system. Centered on its tranquil inner courtyard, the on-site bar is a cozy retreat and its restaurant offers contemporary Peruvian cuisine.

Day 1

Join your Country Walkers Peru: Machu Picchu & the Sacred Valley tour

Breakfast is included at your hotel. Your guide(s) will meet you at the Aranwa Cuzco Boutique Hotel at 8:00 a.m. in the lobby. Your guide(s) will be wearing a Country Walkers shirt. Please be dressed for walking.

Please refer to the Peru: Machu Picchu & the Sacred Valley (8- day/7-night) itinerary for full tour details.

Today’s walk descends from the imposing Incan ruins of Pisac to the Urubamba Valley, affording vistas of terraced fields where farmers cultivate maize, potatoes, and quinoa. Explore Pisac’s market before returning to your beautiful monastery-turned-hacienda this afternoon.

Accommodation: Inkaterra Hacienda Urubamba

Serenity and relaxation are hallmarks of the Inkaterra Hacienda Urubamba, a contemporary, hacienda-style hotel on a 100-acre property surrounded by a dramatic mountain range. Set in the Sacred Valley, between Cuzco and Machu Picchu, it proudly showcases the region’s blend of Spanish and Andean influences in its colonial furnishings, Inca mask accents, and handcrafted woodwork. Here, you may harvest produce from the inn’s 10-acre organic plantation, relax on the terrace, or enjoy the privacy of your comfortable casita.

Day 2

Maras & Moray

From the ancient Maras salt mines, follow timeless farming paths past golden wheat fields and snowcapped peaks before entering the Inca site of Moray, preserved by UNESCO. In the village of Chinchero, learn about Peru’s weaving tradition.

Accommodation: Inkaterra Hacienda Urubamba

Serenity and relaxation are hallmarks of the Inkaterra Hacienda Urubamba, a contemporary, hacienda-style hotel on a 100-acre property surrounded by a dramatic mountain range. Set in the Sacred Valley, between Cuzco and Machu Picchu, it proudly showcases the region’s blend of Spanish and Andean influences in its colonial furnishings, Inca mask accents, and handcrafted woodwork. Here, you may harvest produce from the inn’s 10-acre organic plantation, relax on the terrace, or enjoy the privacy of your comfortable casita.

Day 3

Traditional Andean Village

Start the day at Ollantaytambo, where the Inca famously defeated the conquistadors in battle. Afterwards, you’ll visit a remote mountain village for an intimate perspective on traditional Peruvian life.

Accommodation: Inkaterra Hacienda Urubamba

Serenity and relaxation are hallmarks of the Inkaterra Hacienda Urubamba, a contemporary, hacienda-style hotel on a 100-acre property surrounded by a dramatic mountain range. Set in the Sacred Valley, between Cuzco and Machu Picchu, it proudly showcases the region’s blend of Spanish and Andean influences in its colonial furnishings, Inca mask accents, and handcrafted woodwork. Here, you may harvest produce from the inn’s 10-acre organic plantation, relax on the terrace, or enjoy the privacy of your comfortable casita.

Day 4

Train & Inca Trail to Machu Picchu

Feel the excitement as you board the train for Machu Picchu. Disembark at kilometer 104 and climb along the original Inca Trail, making stops at the precipitously perched Winay Wayna ruins and Intipunku (“Gate of the Sun”). From Intipunku, you’ll descend towards Machu Picchu like the ancient Inca themselves, savoring timeless views of the citadel. In late afternoon, transfer to your riverside eco-hotel.

Accommodation: Machu Picchu Pueblo Hotel, Aguas Calientes

A Travel + Leisure “World’s Best Hotel.” A unique ecoboutique hotel with extensive grounds including cloudforest gardens, medicinal plants, orchids, and a panoramic riverfront restaurant. Spacious guestrooms combine classic décor with colonial furnishings and fabrics. Treatments available (at your expense) at on-site spa with Andean sauna.

Day 5

Machu Picchu

Today, enjoy an exceptional full-day visit to Machu Picchu, including an optional excursion to watch the sunrise over the ruins. Following a comprehensive guided tour of the site, you’ll have ample time to linger among the mystical temples, altars, terraces, and chambers in solitude, or explore the surrounding trails.

Accommodation: Machu Picchu Pueblo Hotel, Aguas Calientes

A Travel + Leisure “World’s Best Hotel.” A unique ecoboutique hotel with extensive grounds including cloudforest gardens, medicinal plants, orchids, and a panoramic riverfront restaurant. Spacious guestrooms combine classic décor with colonial furnishings and fabrics. Treatments available (at your expense) at on-site spa with Andean sauna.

Day 6

Transfer to Cuzco

After a morning nature walk through the orchid gardens, board the train back to Cuzco, which you can explore in the afternoon.

Accommodation: Aranwa Cusco Boutique Hotel, Cusco

A former 16th-century colonial mansion, this elegant boutique hotel is ideally located just two blocks from Cusco’s main square. Decorated throughout with colonial art work and elegant furnishings, spacious guestrooms are equipped with an intelligent oxygen system. Centered on its tranquil inner courtyard, the on-site bar is a cozy retreat and its restaurant offers contemporary Peruvian cuisine.

Day 7

Cuzco & surrounding ruins

Cap your Andean adventure with a walking tour of Cuzco’s cobbled streets, followed by visits to Incan and colonial attractions on the city’s outskirts. Tonight, sample Peruvian specialties at a farewell dinner.

Accommodation: Aranwa Cusco Boutique Hotel, Cusco

A former 16th-century colonial mansion, this elegant boutique hotel is ideally located just two blocks from Cusco’s main square. Decorated throughout with colonial art work and elegant furnishings, spacious guestrooms are equipped with an intelligent oxygen system. Centered on its tranquil inner courtyard, the on-site bar is a cozy retreat and its restaurant offers contemporary Peruvian cuisine.

Day 8

Departure from Cuzco

Transfer to Cuzco’s airport for your homebound flight.

Post-Night

Tour Departure

After saying goodbye to your group this morning in Cuzco, you are transferred to Cuzco’s airport for the flight to Lima. At the Jorge Chávez Airport in Lima, you’re met by our representative who will guide you through the complex to the Wyndham Airport Hotel. There, you’ll enjoy a day room that will allow you to relax and freshen up prior to your flight home.

Accommodation: Wyndham Airport Hotel Lima, Peru

Conveniently located at the edge of Jorge Chávez Airport, the Wyndham Airport Hotel is designed to maximize your relaxation while in transit. It boasts an on-site spa, two restaurants, a gym, and laundry service, so you can clean up before your voyage home.

Add a Tour Extension to Your Flight + Tour Combo
Pre-Tour Extension: Lima

2 nights from only $648*

  • Two nights at the El Pardo DoubleTree†
  • Small-group airport and hotel transfers
  • Half-day city tour of Lima’s Barranco neighborhood including lunch
  • Two breakfasts

For those guests reserving our Flight + Tour Combo, you may wish to further extend your time in Peru with an additional two nights in Lima. Trace Peru’s entire history through the intriguing streets of Lima, where pre-Columbian pyramids sit beside gourmet restaurants. From a luxurious hotel in the chic Miraflores neighborhood, you can explore highlights like the Plaza Mayor, wander the museum of the Convent of Saint Francis (home to the largest collection of religious art in the Americas), and relax on the near-by beach. Of course, we don’t want you to miss out on the vitality of Lima’s contemporary culture—that’s why we’ve arranged a half-day tour through the bohemian Barranco neighborhood, where you’ll find a museum of colonial art and the gallery of renowned fashion photographer Mario Testino.

Single Supplement: $348

*2016 price is $598 / Single +$248.
†Please note that some hotel city taxes may need to be paid locally.

Flight + Tour Combo Inclusions:

  • Round-trip international airfare (includes airline fuel charges and taxes)
  • Small-group airport and hotel transfers
  • One night at the Aranwa Cuzco Boutique Hotel, Cuzco*
  • One breakfast
  • Day use room at the Wyndham Airport Hotel, Lima
  • 8-day/7-night Peru: Machu Picchu & Sacred Valley guided walking tour with on-trip inclusions

*Please note that some hotel city taxes may need to be paid locally.

Tour Extension Available

Lima
2 nights from only $648*

Learn More

Ready to take the next step?

Request A Reservation

OR Call 800.234.6900

Dates & Prices

Tour Only

2016 Dates Per person, double occupancy Single Supplement
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Sep 16 - Sep 23 $4,398 $998
Oct 21 - Oct 28 $4,398 $998
Nov 11 - Nov 18 $4,398 $998

Flight + Tour Combo

2016 Dates MIAMI Change Departure Airport
Flight + Tour Combo
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Flight + Tour Combo
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Single Supplement
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Sep 14 - Sep 24 $5,448
$1,248
Oct 19 - Oct 29 $5,448 $1,248
Nov 9 - Nov 19 $5,448 $1,248

Tour Only

2017 Dates Per person, double occupancy Single Supplement
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May 26 - Jun 2 $4,398 $848
Sep 1 - Sep 8 $4,398 $848
Oct 6 - Oct 13 $4,398 $848
Nov 17 - Nov 24 $4,398 $848
Dec 28 - Jan 4 $4,398 $848

Flight + Tour Combo

2017 Dates MIAMI Change Departure Airport
Flight + Tour Combo
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Flight + Tour Combo
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Single Supplement
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May 24 - Jun 3 $5,148
$998
Aug 30 - Sep 9 $5,148 $998
Oct 4 - Oct 14 $5,148 $998
Nov 15 - Nov 25 $5,148 $998
Dec 26 - Jan 5 $5,148 $998

Private Adventure

Make this Tour a Private Adventure

You can transform this itinerary into an exclusive experience for you and your fellow guests. Enjoy all the same walks and inclusions as on our traditional tours, in the company of the same expert guides. Simply gather your friends, choose your preferred departure date, and we’ll take care of the rest.

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2017 Dates Number of Travelers
6 - 11 12 - 18 Single Supplement
May 1 - Dec 31$4,598$4,398$848

Guides

Guides

Our guides' experience, dedication, and enthusiasm make them ideal ambassadors for your destination. They chart the course, finesse the details, and speak the language (English, as well as the local language). They also possess a truly rare skill, knowing when to let serendipity and inspiration take the lead.

Juan Carlos
Juan Carlos Yáñez

Guiding runs in the family for Juan Carlos Yáñez, who is a certified professional tour guide of Cusco and has been leading tours in the Andes for many years. Trained in his mother city of Cusco, Juan Carlos enjoys sharing his vast knowledge and love for his ancestral culture; evident from his enthusiastic smile and warm sense of humor. When not guiding, Juan Carlos spends time researching the Peruvian Andes with his father, also a well-known tour guide.

Alex Pavel Pumacayo
Alex Pavel Pumacayo

Born in Cusco, Alex Pavel Pumacayo lives in San Blas, the artistic and handicraft center of the city of Cusco. Graduated as a tourist guide in the University San Antonio de Abad of Cusco, he started working as a field assistant in field operations. He is now a full-fledged guide leading treks and tours. His interests include strengthening Andean cultures through tourism and he likes participating in religious festivals in the Southern Andes.

Freddy Delgado
Fredy Delgado

Born in Cusco, Fredy Delgado has spent his life living between urban and rural areas where he learned Quechua, the Inca native language, from the local people. After trying different careers he decided to study tourism and archaeology, eventually becoming an official tour guide. He has developed an expert knowledge of the region and his kindness and love for his country are contagious and will leave you with many fond memories after your trip.

Harry Cavero
Harry Cavero

Harry Cavero is a specialized guide from Cusco with ample experience leading walking, cultural, and rainforest tours. After graduating as an official guide from the Tourism Institute in Cusco, Harry began leading tours in the Tambopata Rainforest for a number of years before moving back to his hometown of Cusco. Harry is an amateur photographer which combined with his expert knowledge of flora and fauna make him an ideal nature guide, providing his guests with tips to get the perfect shot! Harry enjoys riding his motorcycle and traveling throughout South America, having visited Argentina, Brazil, Bolivia, and Chile.

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Reviews

January 2016

“Please see prior review note.

On CW particularly, they planned the trip to start and Christmas Day and then seemed surprised that key sights were closed. Why would they be surprised by this, and if it was going to be a problem, why didn’t they start the tour a day earlier or later? Struck us as very strange.

CW also did not pass along special event information they asked for on the forms. We had a couple celebrating their 50th wedding anniversary and a participant celebrating her 50th birthday and neither were known to the guides. Why did you bother asking us?

CW should also require that people bring walking sticks. They were clearly needed (everyone on our trip had them) but they were noted as optional in the materials.

Overall — great trip and I would definitely recommend it to my friends!”

November 2015

“The walks were well conducted and planned. I would have preferred more walking, but given the group skill set, not sure if that would have worked. InkaTerre hotel worked great for everyone except me. My shower irrigated the ceiling. Never got fixed despite my request. ”

November 2015

“An amazing trip in every aspect! It was certainly one of the more challenging physically, but worth every bit of effort! ”

November 2015

“I would recommend this tour to anyone who wants to really experience this area of Peru. If you enjoy meeting new people, hiking, and living a trip rather than being led around to one tourist attraction to another, this was beyond our wildest expectations.”

November 2015

“Machu Picchu and the sacred valley is an excellent hiking trip. It was nicely arranged to allow acclimatization to the altitude. The hotels were very good. The Aranwa Cusco is beautiful, however, not everything always worked, however they appropriately tried to fix the issue. For example, the first room that I stayed in, the lock broke as I was getting ready to check out. The last night of the tour, the air conditioning broke and they were unable to fix it but attempted to provide alternatives. The second hotel in the Sacred Valley had beautiful grounds but was a bit more basic. The InkaTerra hotel in Aquas Caliente was beautiful and comfortable.
The guides, *** and *** were excellent and worked together very well.
The tour of Lima while killing time between the flight from Cusco to Lima and the flight to return to the states was disappointing. ”

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