Day 1 Lima
Arrive in Lima where you will be met by your Tour Director.
Day 2 Lima - Cuzco - Sacred Valley (582 km)
Fly to Cuzco, the impressive Andean city that was once the capital of the Inca Empire. Head into the Sacred Valley of the Incas, stopping at Awanakancha to meet local families who preserve the ancient technique of Pre - Columbian weaving using South American camelid fibers. Next, continue to Pisca, an old mountain village where you will have free time to shop for local wares such as alpaca sweaters and blankets, jewelry, or hand-painted ornamental dishes and vases. Enjoy lunch today at a local restaurant and stay overnight in the Sacred Valley.
Day 3 Sacred Valley - Machu Picchu - Cuzco (49 km)
Transfer to the Ollanta station and board the Expedition Train for a short journey through the lush Urubamba Valley to Aguas Calientes, the town at the base of the mountain where Machu Picchu is located. Then, transfer to a motorcoach for the ascent to legendary Machu Picchu, the "Lost City of the Incas", high above the steep valley overlaid with dense tropical jungle. Your Local Guide will bring you closer to the lives and mysteries still hidden in these amazing structures built by the Pre-Columbian masters of this sacred land. Later this afternoon, return by train to Cusco, enjoy dinner at your hotel.
Day 4 Cuzco
Spend the day discovering some of the most famous ancient, Inca sites including semi-circular Kenko Temple with its stone altars and labyrinth of passages, the red fortress of Puca Pucara and the Temple of Sacsayhuaman.
Day 5 Cuzco
Enjoy a full day at leisure to explore the city of Cusco. Perhaps take an optional walking tour to learn more about the Incas and their struggle against invading Spaniards. Visits include the imposing Cathedral and the Inca Temple of the Sun, Koricancha, which became the Spaniards'Santo Domingo Monastery. Tonight, gather with your fellow travelers for a special farewell dinner hosted by your Tour Director.
Day 6 Cuzco - Lima (582 km)
Board your return flight to Lima. On arrival, your Local Guide focuses on the city's colonial heritage during a walking tour. Start at the Plaza de Armas to see the Government Palace and the Cathedral. From here, stroll to the venerable San Francisco Monastery with its splendid 17th-century cloister murals and underground network of catacombs. The remainder of the day is at leisure. Tonight you may want to join our optional excursion to visit the Larco Museum with time to explore and have dinner at its restaurant.
Day 7 Lima
Your tour ends with breakfast this morning.