Peru Sacred Valley Tour

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Peru Sacred Valley Tour

The Sacred Valley of the Incas is a region in Peru’s Andean highlands. Located north of Cusco, the Inca capital, this fertile plain formed by the Urubamba River, was the epicentre of the Inca culture. The Pisac ruins, at the southern end of the valley, are renowned for well-cut agricultural terraces into the mountainside and the finest stonework in the walls of its buildings. Pisac village below, has a colourful handicraft market on Sundays but micro-markets emerge daily around tourist buses. 

Begin in Lima, Peru's sprawling capital city. Next, fly to Cusco, the undisputed jewel in the crown of the Peruvian Andes. Transfer to the Sacred Valley of the Incas (Urubamba Valley) and take private tours to indigenous markets and visit important Inca and pre-Inca sites. A private Nuevo Andean cooking lesson can also be arranged, upon request. Continue to Machu Picchu, the magical Lost City of the Incas and spend the day exploring the ruins.

TRAVEL UNTAMED ON THIS 7-DAY TOUR OF PERU SACRED VALLEY TOUR…
And, experience private guided touring of the country.
 

What We Love
  • Exclusive tour, guided privately by a multilingual guide throughout the trip.
  • All touring is flexible and can be customised to incorporate special interests.
  • Designed with the best luxury accommodation and services available. 
  • Depart and return whenever you choose – shorten or lengthen the tour to suite your wishes.
  • This tour is designed to provide maximum outdoor experience.
What to Know
  • This is a relaxed tour with enough time in each destination to explore.
  • We carefully select the world's best boutique tour companies in each destination.
  • Unique, insider travel experiences and network of experts around the world.
  • Around the clock support in each destination during your trip. 
  • We strongly recommend that you take travel insurance for this holiday.


 

Peru in a Week

Lima, Sacred Valley, Machu Picchu, Cusco
(7 Days – Travel Any Day)


Day 1 – Arrive
Lima Meet and greet on arrival and private transfer to your hotel for one night. Depending on the time of your arrival, you can either take a half day city tour or extend your stay by one day.

This cosmopolitan city is well worth a visit for the opportunity to experience its history as well as Peru’s best museums, shopping and restaurants.
Overnight: Hotel of your choice
Recommended: Miraflores Park Hotel.

Day 2 – Transfer
Sacred Valley Private transfer to the airport for your flight to Cusco. Meet and greet on arrival and transfer to your hotel in Sacred Valley for two-night stay.
Overnight: Hotel of your choice
Recommended: Inkaterra Hacienda Urubamba (B)

Day 3 – Private Touring
Sacred Valley Full-day private touring of archaeological sites in the Sacred Valley of the Incas (Urubamba Valley). Your private guide will ensure you experience the best of the local culture during visits to indigenous markets and villages, gentle walks or hikes to important Inca and pre-Inca sites, and meetings with renowned local weavers. Active pursuits can also be incorporated, if desired, such as day treks, rafting, horse-back riding or mountain biking. A private Nuevo Andean cooking lesson can also be arranged, upon request.
Recommended: Inkaterra Hacienda Urubamba (B)

Day 4 – Transfer & Private Touring
Machu Picchu Private transfer to Ollantaytambo train station for Vistadome train to Machu Picchu. Meet and greet on arrival and private transfer to your hotel for your one-night stay. In the afternoon, take a private tour of Machu Picchu with your private guide who will explain about the fascinating history of the site and ensure that you have the opportunity to explore the grounds after most tourists have left.
Overnight: Hotel of your choice
Recommended: Machu Picchu Sanctuary Lodge (B)

Day 5 – Private Touring & Transfer
Cusco Spend the morning with your private guide exploring the ruins with the option to hike trails to stunning viewpoints around the site before continuing to Cusco. In the afternoon take the luxury Hiram Bingham train to Cusco. On arrival private transfer to your hotel for two-night stay.
Overnight: Hotel of your choice
Recommended: Palacio Nazarenas (B)

Day 6 – Private Touring
Cusco Full-day private tour of Cusco and nearby ruins. Take a private tour through the narrow cobblestone streets as you learn about the fascinating Incan and Spanish history in the city. Visit markets, galleries, boutiques and the best artisan workshops. Also opt to see important archaeological sites just outside of the city. In the evenings, enjoy dining reservations at Cusco’s top restaurants. Additional activities can also be arranged, upon request, such as a meeting with a local art expert or an evening cultural performance.
Overnight: Hotel of your choice
Recommended: Palacio Nazarenas (B)

Day 7 – Depart
Lima Private transfer to airport for flight to Lima. Airport assistance to connecting departure flight.
 

 
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Make this your holiday

  • Exclusive Tour: your own private multilingual guide throughout the trip  
  • Price Guarantee: costing 25-30% less than similar tours of the same flexibility and quality
  • Tailor Made: customised itinerary to create your dream holiday
  • Duration: shorten or lengthen the tour to suit your wishes
  • Dates: depart and return whenever you choose
  • Hotels: change hotel grade to suit your budget
  • Group Discounts: call 020 8350 6199


Getting There There are no direct flights from London to Peru but there are direct flights to Lima from Madrid, Paris and Amsterdam. Airlines with regular services to Peru include Air Canada, American Airlines, Iberia and KLM and take anywhere between 16 and 22 hours. The principal international airlines for Peru are Lan and Avianca.

When to go The best time to visit Peru is May to September, which is a dry season in the highlands. The western side of the Andes are very clear, warm, and dry for the greater part of the year. The Inca Trail has limited spaces hence travellers should book at least six to nine months in advance. From October to December, the dry season comes to an end, but conditions are still pleasant. An abundance of birdlife and flora, particularly orchids, can be enjoyed in Peru’s cloud forests at this time. 

January to April is the rainy season. The eastern slope of the Andes, like the Amazon basin, experiences very heavy rainfall, which extends from January through April. Travellers however visit the highlands all the rear round since it rarely rains for more than a few hours and there is still plenty of sunshine to enjoy. During February, the Inca Trail is closed. However, Machu Picchu remains open but it is a bit more challenging for those wishing to trek.