Join us for an enchanting 7-Day Peru Vacation Package from Lima to Cusco, the Sacred Valley, and Machu Picchu. To get the most out of your time in Peru, we’ve designed this week-long itinerary. Explore Lima’s contemporary neighborhoods.
Explore Cusco’s architecture and archaeology (including Moray, Moras, and Pisac). The Sacred Valley is a lovely place to visit. After that, travel by rail and bus to Peru’s most famous tourist attraction, Machu Picchu.
- Lima City tour
- Tour the lovely Lima
- Visit the Larco Museum and tour the Magic Water Circuit
- Go sightseeing in Cusco
- Explore the Sacred Valley of the Incas, Awanacancha, Colonial, and Inca Pisac, explore the Inkariy Museum
- Visit Maras, Moray, and the Ollantaytambo Fortress
- Visit Machu Picchu and explore the archaeological site
Day 1 Lima Arrival
Welcome to the Metropolitan city of Lima and its beautiful Pacific coastline. At your arrival, we transfer you to your hotel in Miraflores.
Day 2 Lima City Tour
Centro Historico de Lima After breakfast, visit the city center where you will enjoy some of the best examples of colonial architecture including The San Martin Plaza, Paseo de la Republica, the Plaza de Armas. The tour concludes with a visit to the more modern districts of San Isidro, Miraflores, Point where you can feel the breeze from the Pacific Ocean.
Day 3 Lima to Cusco, Day to acclimate
Today, we pick you up from your hotel and transfer you to the airport for your flight to Cusco. Upon arrival to Cusco, our representative will be there to collect you and take you to your hotel, just 5 minutes away from the historic Plaza de Armas. The rest of the day is at your leisure to venture out in one of the most stunning cities in the Americas or rest up for the rest of your adventure.
Day 4 Amazing Moray Agricultural Site and Maras Salt Mines
Today you will experience a half-day guided excursion throughout the Sacred Valley. First, you will visit the huge circular agricultural terraces at Moray, built by the Incas in natural sinkholes. They sit on a limestone plateau overlooking the Urubamba Valley. Then you will visit the salt mines of Maras. At this amazing site, you can see the pans fed by saline spring water that was built on steep terraces along one side of a narrow valley.
Day 5 Sacred Valley: Pisaq – Ollantaytambo
Sacred Valley of the Incas
Let’s not be in a huge rush to get to Machu Picchu! You always have to go through the Sacred Valley to get there. Enjoy the short drive to the incredible Inca ruins of Pisac and Ollantaytambo. Your guide will fill in all the details of the history of these two important and impressive as you make your way. Night in the Sacred Valley.
Day 6 Machu Picchu Citadel – Cusco
Santuario Historico de Machu Picchu
Good morning Machu Picchu! We take a short train ride to the town of Aguas Calientes, and then a 20-minute bus ride to the gates of Machu Picchu. You will have a 2-hour guided tour of the sanctuary where your guide will point out all major sites.
This site was never taken by the Spanish and gives us our best insight into construction techniques and cultural/ceremonial importance. You will have time in the afternoon to explore the site on your own. In the afternoon you will board the return train to Ollantaytambo Station and private transport to Cusco.
Day 7 Cusco Farewell
According to the flight time, we will pick you up and get you to the Cusco airport and on to your next adventure.
This ends our 7-Day Peru Vacation Package: Lima – Cusco – Sacred Valley – Machu Picchu.
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Welcome to lovely Lima!
You're going to arrive at the airport today and we're going to move you to your hotel for the evening.
In the afternoon we'll go on a tour of the streets and plazas in Lima. Starting from the Love Park in Miraflores, with a stunning view of the Pacific Ocean, and then going to the Huaca Pucllana, the Lima culture ceremonial centre. We'll go later to San Isidro, the city's financial centre.
After that, we continue to Main Square, where the Palace of Government and the Town Hall are situated. We will visit the cathedral and explore the monastery of Santo Domingo, in which the halls of San Martin de Porras and San Rosa de Lima used to travel in the 17th century, and where their remains are now resting.
Today, you're going to have a day off to enjoy the city and go shopping in malls and craft markets.
We will visit the magnificent Larco Museum in the afternoon which is considered one of Lima's key attractions. Then we'll take a break to enjoy a drink made from Pisco, our flagship liquor, in a traditional tavern in Pueblo Libre and then head to the Reserve Park to enter the Magic Water Tour, the city's newest entertainment icon, consisting of 13 water fountains that provide a mixture of colour, illusion and fantasy.
We can move to the airport today, and fly to Cusco (airfare not included).
We'll move you to your hotel upon arrival.
We'll continue our exclusive city tour in the afternoon with a visit to the San Cristobal Plaza to enjoy its panoramic view of the city. Then, we'll visit San Pedro Market to soak in its local flavors and learn more about the products that are produced in the region that supply the entire city.
After this, we will be welcomed by the Korikancha temple in all its magnificence; this temple, whose name Quechua means "Gold Enclosure" still blinds us with the thought of its gold-covered walls. It is then the turn to attend the Church of Santo Domingo. We're going to walk from San Blas, the neighborhood of the artisans, to Hatun Rumiyoc Lane, stopping at the Inca Roca Palace, now home to the Archbishop's Palace and the famous Twelve Angle Stone, too.
We will continue our walk to Main Square to visit the Cathedral and its precious and magnificent masterpieces of colonial heritage.
Today we are going to fly into the Inca's Holy Valley.
We'll visit Awanacancha, a tourist complex where we'll see and feed the Andean camelids such as the llamas and alpacas, and where the locals will teach us their traditional textile weaving and dyeing techniques.
Then we will move towards Inca and Colonial Pisac. Discover one of the most spectacular archeological sites on the top of the mountain in the Holy Valley where you can see the colonial town of Pisac. We're going to take a walking tour here and then have some spare time to go shopping at the craft store.
Instead we'll go to the majestic Inkariy Museum. We will enjoy a nice lunch here. We'll take a museum guided tour to learn more about the various rooms in which cultural depictions of ancient Peru's pre-Hispanic civilizations are displayed. Sacred Valley overnight.
Our journey of adventure now brings us to less known wonders of the Incas' Holy Valley.
First stop: Moray, a location with breathtaking views thanks to the massive compact terraces that resemble a coliseum. What was it they were used for? The terraces recreated 20 different types of microclimates, and were studied in order to ensure the empire's agricultural growth.
We will begin our journey to the millennia-old colonial salt mines, Maras. The contrast between the white pools and the green valley is so stunning, that it looks like a postcard.
In the afternoon we head towards the Ollantaytambo archeological complex, where you can see the technique with which the Incas are working the stone. At Ollantaytambo station now is the time to catch the train.
We will arrive in Aguas Calientes where our qualified staff will welcome us and help us settle in one of the hotels in Aguas Calientes (now the town of Machu Picchu).
Today we are going to get to visit Machu Picchu's great citadel.
We can board the bus to go up the winding path to Machu Picchu, in the midst of a stunning view of the River Urubamba and the canyon. Machu Picchu, the Abandoned City of the Incas, will amaze us with its terraces, ritual shrines, steps and urban areas. Energy is round around us.
After a guided tour, we'll have lunch at one of the area's restaurants.
We will return to Cusco at the agreed time and will be moved to the hotel.
Today we'll transfer you to the airport for your departing flight.