Quick Escape to Machu Picchu

9 days

Indicative cost incl. flights:


£3075 pp

3 star & low season

£4230 pp

4-5 star & high season


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Day 1
You will fly to Lima today. On arrival you will be greeted by our friendly representatives and transferred into the city. Your guide will give you an overview of the city to help you make the most of your time.
Day 2
Your guide and driver will meet you today, for a morning tour of the most important parts of the city. Your tour will focus mainly on the impressive historical sights of the central colonial part of the city. Afternoon at leisure.
Day 3
You will be transferred to the airport for your short flights to Cusco. Here you will be transferred into the impressive historic centre, an area filled with pretty plazas, boutiques and restaurants.
Day 4
You will meet your guide and driver for a full day tour of the city. You will explore the highlights of central Cusco as well as some of the impressive Inca ruins on the surrounding hillsides.
Day 5
Day at leisure to further explore Cusco at your own pace. You could explore some of the handicrafts markets, visit the chocolate museum or simply watch the world go by in one of the city’s charming squares.
Day 6
You will be transferred through the stunning Sacred Valley to the small town of Ollantayambo, from where you will take the spectacular train journey to Machu Picchu. On arrival, you will take the shuttle bus up to Machu Picchu with your guide. You will have an afternoon tour, before returning to the small town where you will spend the night.
Day 7
You have tickets for a second entry to Machu Picchu this morning, to explore by yourselves. You can also climb Huayna Picchu mountain this morning, for spectacular bird’s eye views over the Incan city. You will return to Cusco this afternoon.
Day 8
You will be transferred to the airport for your flights home, via Lima.
Day 9
Arrive home today.

Everything we do is tailor-made; our itineraries are just suggestions to give you an idea of what is possible. Please contact us so we can tailor the perfect holiday exclusively for you.

Despite the transatlantic flight, with a direct flight from the UK three times a week in peak travel season, it is very much possible to consider a shorter trip to Peru. This journey is for those who only have just over a week to get the most out of this amazing country. It still makes a great option for a short break as the major sites are relatively close to one another, centred in and around Cusco, the Sacred Valley and Machu Picchu. This trip focuses on the fascinating history of the region, unique traditional culture and spectacular scenery.

There is time on arrival to explore cosmopolitan Lima, with all of its culinary delights, great selection of museums and attractive historic centre! Unwind with a drink at an oceanfront bar in Barranco, for example. A short internal flight brings you to the charming colonial city of Cusco, a great place to explore on foot, with its pretty squares and meandering cobbled streets. Then take the train to Machu Pichu through the striking Sacred Valley with a relaxing night in rural surroundings before heading home. This would also combine beautifully with a trip to the Galapagos Islands.

2 nights Lima – 3 nights Cusco – 1 night Machu Picchu – 1 night Sacred Valley – 1 night on plane

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