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  • Explore the magnificent Inca citadel of Machu Picchu
  • Travel to the Sacred Valley of the Incas
  • Visit the salt mines of Maras
  • See Rainbow Mountain (Vinicunca)
The country of the Incas invites you to explore its natural and cultural riches. Join this 6-day tour to explore some of the wonders of Peru. Arrive in Cusco and allow your body to acclimatize to its altitude. Travel to the Sacred Valley, a 60km stretch that, along with Cusco and Machu Picchu, was the centre of the Inca Empire.

Enjoy your journey to Machu Picchu aboard the Vistadome. See the beauty of the region along the way. Visit the salt mines of Maras where salt has been harvested since the time of the Incas. Take a trip to the natural wonder that is Rainbow Mountain (also known as Vinicunca).

Tour Cusco at the end of your trip. We will provide you with a drop-off service to the airport from where you can catch your flight back home.
Hotel
Your Peru adventure begins after an Apu Andino guide receives you at the airport. While travelling to the hotel, stop for a quick tour of the colonial Plaza de Armas. Once you are in your hotel, you are free for the rest of the day to rest, explore the city and acclimatize to the altitude (10,856 ft).
Hotel
We will pick you up from your hotel at 7:30 a.m. and drive you to the town of Pisac, stopping at viewpoints along the way so that you will be able to enjoy the beauty of the Sacred Valley. Once in Pisac, drive up to its ruins and learn about the different aspects of Incan culture.

See intricate stoneworks and impressive agricultural terraces all over the place. Hop back into the bus and drive down to Pisac's town centre, where there is a unique market that deserves to be visited. Explore the market and do some shopping if you want to.

Go for lunch at a nice local restaurant and enjoy a delicious Andean cuisine. Continue with the tour after you are done with your lunch. Drive along the Urubamba River towards the town of Ollantaytambo (2,700m / 8,858ft). Visit the ruins of the town that saw significant construction during the pinnacle of the Incan civilization. Also see an amazing rock formation representing the Inca god Wiracocha. Stay overnight in the Sacred Valley.
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  • Breakfast & Lunch
Enjoy a pickup service from your hotel in the Sacred Valley. Hop on the Vistadome train at the Ollantaytambo Station. See stunning views of the mountains as the day breaks en route to Aguas Calientes.

Arrive at Machu Picchu, the Lost City of the Incas, at around 9:30 am after having taken a bus from Aguas Calientes. Take a guided tour of its monumental ruins and learn more about Inca history and culture from your guide.

Get some free time to explore the ruins on your own. Return to Aguas Calientes at approximately 1:00 pm. You have some free time for lunch before boarding the Vistadome back to Ollantaytambo. Enjoy the amazing landscape en route.

Change to a waiting vehicle upon reaching Ollantaytambo and transfer to your Cusco hotel.
Meals
  • Breakfast & Lunch
Hotel
Leave Cusco at 8:20 in the morning and travel to Chinchero. Continue onward to the village of Moray. A pre-Inca site, though used by the Incas, Moray is a series of agricultural terraces that are believed to have been used as an experimental agricultural station for different crop strains.

Spend about one hour exploring these huge amphitheaters before travelling through farmlands to the charming village of Maras. Walk along the cusp of the Sacred Valley and be rewarded with views of snow-capped mountains. Enjoy your tasty picnic lunch en route.

After you are done with the sleepy, charming Maras, head downhill to Salineras. Salineras is a collection of terraces that produce salt from an underground salty stream. Its pools and salt embankments are an incredible sight to behold, specially against the stunning mountain backdrop.

Return to Cusco via Urubamba (about 2 hours' drive).
Meals
  • Breakfast
Start your day at 4:30 am. Enjoy our pickup service from your hotel and drive south to the Cusipata Village. Take the route that goes to a small village called Chilihani. See multitudes of llamas and alpacas as well as shepherds dressed in colorful costumes as part of their tradition. Be surrounded by snowy peaks and see impressive views of Ausangate Mountain.

Reach Rainbow Mountain. Learn more from your guide about the reason behind the colors. Enjoy the incredible scenery, have lunch and start your journey to Cusco.
Meals
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Participate in a guided tour of Cusco and visit its major highlights. Start off by visiting the huge Inca ceremonial center of Sacsayhuaman, which overlooks the city of Cusco. Next, take a trip to another important Inca site known as Qenqo, which houses subterranean passages and a mummification site.

Travel to Tambomachay, an Inca temple dedicated to the God of Water. After exploring these sites, return to the city centre and visit one of the most sacred Inca buildings, The Temple of Qoricancha. Within its walls, Inca priests made offerings to the gods and carried out the mummification process upon dead bodies.

Your next destination is the beautiful Cathedral of Cusco, which holds many archaeological artefacts and relics. Among them is a famous painting of the Last Supper by Marcos Zapata, showing Christ and the Apostles eating a guinea pig. After the city tour is over, head for the airport to catch your return flight to Lima, from where you will fly home.
what’s included
  • Airport pickup and drop off
  • Transportation
  • All entrance fees
  • Lunch (Day 2 & 3)
  • Box Lunch (Day 5)
  • Picnic snacks (Day 4)
  • Picnic supplies (Day 4)
  • Two-way Vistadome tickets
  • Bus to Machu Picchu
  • Machu Picchu entrance fee
  • Bus to Aguas Calientes
  • Breakfast on the way inside the car (Day 5)
  • Hotels
  • Breakfast at hotel
what's excluded
  • Tips
  • Flights
  • Meals unless mentioned on product inclusions
  • Insurance
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