Sacred Valley and Machu Picchu Private Journey

Starts in
Lima
Duration
8 Days
Route
Lima, Sacred Valley, Machu Picchu, Cusco

Experience the essence of Peru on this 8-day adventure! Begin in Lima, where vibrant culture and culinary delights await. Journey to the Sacred Valley, where ancient ruins and breathtaking landscapes unfold before you. Explore the iconic Machu Picchu, marveling at the ingenuity of the Inca civilization. Finally, immerse yourself in the rich history and vibrant energy of Cusco, where colonial charm meets Andean tradition. With expert guides, luxury accommodations, and unforgettable experiences at every turn, this journey promises the trip of a lifetime through Peru's most iconic destinations.


This 8-day/7-night package includes includes private arrival and departure transfers, and your choice of accommodation and local activities or tours. Please note that this itinerary is flexible, and you can adjust it based on your interests, available time, and any specific attractions or sites you would like to prioritize.

Includes

  • Private transfers with driver & English-speaking assistant as per the itinerary
  • Keytours 24-hour emergency assistance
  • Private arrival and departure transfers as per itinerary
  • Accommodations of your choice
  • Sightseeing tours and/or activites of your choice

Excludes

  • Items of a personal nature
  • All other items not mentioned as included
  • Entrance fees as per itinerary
  • Select local taxes where applicable
  • Travel insurance; please inquire with your Keytours travel consultant

Itinerary

Day

1

Arrival - Lima

Welcome to Lima! Upon arrival at Jorge Chavez International Airport, you will be met by your private driver and English-speaking assistant and driven approximately 30 minutes to the accommodation of your choice. The remainder of the day is at your leisure.

Day

2

Lima

Nestled along the Pacific coast, Lima, the vibrant capital city of Peru, is a fascinating blend of history, culture, and culinary delights. Immerse yourself in the rich tapestry of the city as you explore its colonial architecture, ancient ruins, and modern neighborhoods. Indulge your taste buds with the renowned Peruvian cuisine, from ceviche to lomo saltado, while sipping on a refreshing pisco sour. Stroll along the picturesque Miraflores boardwalk, take in breathtaking views of the ocean, and visit the fascinating Larco Museum to uncover the secrets of Peru's ancient civilizations. With its warm climate, friendly locals, and a lively arts and music scene, Lima promises an unforgettable experience for every traveler.

Day

3

Lima - Cusco - Sacred Valley

Check out of your hotel and meet your private driver and English-speaking assistant for the approximate 30-minute transfer to the Jorge Chavez International Airport where you will check-in for your flight to Cusco. Upon arrival at Alejandro Velasco Astete International Airport, you will be met by your private driver and English-speaking assistant and driven approximately 1 and a half to 2 hours to your Sacred Valley hotel.

Day

4

Sacred Valley

Step into the enchanting embrace of the Sacred Valley in Peru, a place where nature's beauty intertwines with ancient Inca heritage. This breathtaking valley, nestled amidst majestic mountains and dotted with charming traditional villages, offers a serene escape from the bustling world. Explore the awe-inspiring ruins of Pisac and Ollantaytambo, where history whispers through the stone structures. Immerse yourself in the vibrant markets brimming with colorful textiles, intricate crafts, and aromatic spices. In the Sacred Valley, tranquility, cultural richness, and natural wonders converge to create an unforgettable experience that will leave you in awe.

Day

5

Sacred Valley - Aguas Calientes - Machu Picchu - Aguas Calientes

After checking out of your hotel, meet your private driver and English-speaking assistant for the approximate 30-minute to 1-hour transfer to the Ollantaytambo Railway Station. You will embark on a captivating journey through the mesmerizing landscapes of Peru aboard Inca Rail's 360 train. With its panoramic windows, this elegant train offers an unparalleled opportunity to soak in the breathtaking beauty of the Peruvian Andes, verdant valleys, and meandering rivers. Upon arrival in Aguas Calientes, a small town situated at the base of Machu Picchu, you will be met by your English-speaking guide who will accompany you up the mountain via a shared transfer where you will enjoy a 3-hour tour of the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Machu Picchu. This awe-inspiring Inca citadel captivates travelers with its mystical aura, awe-inspiring architecture, intricately crafted stone structure and precision in engineering, not to mention the breathtaking panoramic views of lush green mountains and steep valleys. After your exploration of Machu Picchu, you will return to Aguas Calientes with your English-speaking guide via a shared transfer.

Day

6

Aguas Calientes - Machu Picchu - Aguas Calientes - Cusco

Meet your English-speaking guide for a second visit to Machu Picchu; you will have the choice to explore the lower city (3-hours), hike Machu Picchu Mountain (3 to 4 hours), or hike Huayna Picchu (2 to 3 hours). Should you choose to do one of the hikes, a separate ticket is required (not included) and will need to be booked in advance as there is limited availability. Huayna Picchu offers a steep and challenging hike with narrow paths and sheer drops while Machu Picchu Mountain, on the other hand, provides a higher vantage point and a less steep hike compared to Huayna Picchu, however still challenging. After returning to Aguas Calientes, please make your own way to the Aguas Calientes Railway Station to board Inca Rail's 360 train back to Ollantaytambo. Upon arrival in Ollantaytambo, you will be met by your private driver and English-speaking assistant and driven approximately 1.5 to 2-hours into downtown Cusco.

Day

7

Cusco

Cusco is the vibrant heart of Peru and the gateway to the mesmerizing wonders of the Inca civilization. Nestled in the Andes Mountains, this enchanting city blends colonial charm with ancient heritage. Lose yourself in the narrow cobblestone streets lined with colorful buildings and immerse yourself in the rich history and culture that permeates every corner. Explore the grandeur of the Plaza de Armas, visit the awe-inspiring Qorikancha Temple, and wander through the captivating San Blas neighborhood, known for its bohemian vibe and local artisans. From vibrant markets brimming with traditional crafts to mouthwatering Peruvian cuisine, Cusco offers a sensory feast for all who visit. No matter your reason for visiting, Cusco's charm and charisma will leave an indelible mark on your travel memories.

Day

8

Cusco - Departure

Check out of your hotel and meet your private driver and English-speaking assistant for the approximate 20 to 30-minute transfer to Alejandro Velasco Astete International Airport where you will check-in for your onward flight.

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