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Machu Picchu & Sacred Valley Tour: Itinerary

Peru  4 Day Tour to the Heart of the Inca Empire

Llama in Machu Picchu Tour

4-Day Machu Picchu & Sacred Valley Tour

This 4-day itinerary takes you to the heartland of the ancient Inca Empire on a condensed visit to its principal highlights.

Take in the cultural delights of Cusco and explore the nearby ruins of the Sacred Valley and the spectacular Machu Picchu.

Please note that the itinerary below is just an example of what you can do. Want to stay in a different hotel? No problem! Want to stay longer in a certain destination? No problem! All our land tour extensions are fully customisable and can be perfectly tailored to your needs and budget. All you have to do is ask!

sacred valley tour day 1


You are met at the airport in Cusco and escorted to the Sacred Valley. At this lower elevation, you enjoy a thoughtful guided tour of the Pisac market, as well as the fortress of Ollantaytambo. Enjoy a delicious lunch while taking in the incredible mountain scenery and witnessing a traditional horse show. Overnight in the valley for a rested visit of Machu Picchu the next day.  (Meals - L) 

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Transfer to the train station for our scenic ride through lush Andean vegetation towards Machu Picchu. Upon arrival, your guide leads you to the bus to begin the climb to the ruins. With your guide's assistance and knowledge, explore the astonishing ruins at a comfortable pace. After your half-day tour, return to town to catch the train back to the Cusco for the evening. (Meals - B)

Exploring Cusco Peru


After a leisurely start, enjoy a half-day guided tour of the principal Inca and Spanish historical and archeological sights of Cusco and surrounds, including the cathedral, Koricancha, Sacsayhuaman, Kenko, Puka Pukara and Tambomachay. This evening why not enjoy one of the many fine restaurants in Cusco's historical center. (Meals - B)

cusco cathedral


After an exciting visit to the Andes, it is time to return home. You can enjoy some free time in the morning, before transferring to the airport for your flights home. Rainforest Cruises hopes that your journey has been a success! We would like to express our deepest appreciation for traveling with us! (Meals - B)

About Rainforest Cruises

Rainforest Cruises is a boutique travel company specializing in Amazon river cruises and tours, providing you with the finest collection of cruises in Peru, Brazil, Ecuador, the Galapagos Islands and Panama. As South American travel experts we have all the advice you need to help you find and book your dream cruise and an unforgettable adventure of a lifetime.


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The Johannson family encounter a sloth on their rainforest cruise.
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