Overview & Highlights
This short, great value holiday includes Cusco, high in the Andes; the Sacred Valley of the Incas with towering ruined temples; and jungle-clad Machu Picchu. An excellent choice if you’re short of time or on a budget.
- Guided visit to Pisaq market and ruins, Ollantaytambo village and Inca fortress and the Sacred Valley
- Guided tour of Machu Picchu
- Tour of the city of Cusco and nearby ruins
This short private tour of Peru explores the Inca heartland in the Andes, and includes all the main attractions in and around Cusco. After landing in Cusco, you travel onwards by road into the Sacred Valley of the Incas. Next is a rail journey alongside the tempestuous Urubamba river through a narrow gorge leading to the Inca citadel of Machu Picchu, set on a mountain saddle above the valley. Conclude the holiday in historic Cusco, the former Inca capital and a treasure trove of meticulous Inca stonework and graceful colonial architecture.
Arrive in Cusco and drive to the Sacred Valley.
Visit Pisaq ruins, market and Ollantaytambo Inca ruins.
By train to Machu Picchu, guided tour of the site.
Return to Cusco by rail and road.
Guided tour of the city.
Day at leisure.
Transfer to the airport and connect with flight home.
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A former JLA tour leader, Carrie brings a wealth of on-the-ground experience to our London-based Tailor-made and Group Tours department.
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Kathryn backpacked across Argentina, Chile, Bolivia and Peru before joining us. She has a degree in Philosophy and French and is a keen netball player.
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Having spent part of her childhood in Colombia and worked in Brazil and Costa Rica, Hannah's ties to Latin America run deep. Hannah is a much valued Travel Expert in our Tailor-made Holidays and Group Tours sales team.
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It's hard to believe that Evie has had time to cram so much in to her life so far. Having lived as a child in the Americas and Europe she found herself immediately attracted to Latin America.
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Hannah had an early introduction to Latin America when her family moved to Ecuador and she returned to study in Buenos Aires for a year before backpacking across the continent.
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Ben fell in love with Latin America on a six month backpacking trip from Colombia to Mexico in 1995. Since then he has explored most of South America, including living in Peru for a year. He is now Head of Sales.