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Machu Picchu & Sacred Valley Tour

Peru — 5 Day Tour to the Heart of the Inca Empire

A condensed visit to the principal highlights of Cusco, the Sacred Valley, and the spectacular Machu Picchu for travelers short on time.

At the spectacular meeting point between the Peruvian Andes and the Amazon Basin, the UNESCO World Heritage listed historic sanctuary of Machu Picchu is an artistic, historic and architectural marvel, rightly deserving its place as one of the new 7 wonders of the world.

On this land tour extension Rainforest Cruises takes you on a fascinating adventure through the remnants of Peru’s ancient Inca Empire. Enjoy the highlights of the Sacred Valley, Cusco, and of course, Machu Picchu itself, on this condensed visit to the heartland of the Inca.

Our Machu Picchu and Sacred Valley Tour begins with your arrival to Cusco, Peru’s famed Inca capital city, and home of the Inca Empire for generations before the Spanish invasion. Upon arrival, we descend into the Sacred Valley for a thoughtful tour in a mild climate, ensuring a smooth acclimatization to the altitude. 

From the Sacred Valley, visit the world-famous ruins of Machu Picchu by train. Take your time and bask in the energy of this mysterious, awe-inspiring archaeological site. Upon your return to Cusco, enjoy ancient archaeological sites, fascinating museums and unique Andean atmosphere. The sights and sounds of Cusco and Machu Picchu are sure to leave you with an abundance of lasting memories.

Note: This tour can be organized either before or after your Amazon riverboat cruise. Combine your Machu Picchu tour and Amazon cruise

What people are saying about this land tour ...

Cusco tour testimonial
We’ve traveled many places in the world and Peru is now our favorite vacation destination! Wilda was a wonderful guide, so caring and passionate, she was a great Inca representative!
— Burney Family, Rockledge, FL
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Our time in this magical place is forever etched in our memories. You did a great job in planning this for us. Thank you so much. I would be glad to refer you to others.
— Donna Zimberoff, Chicago, IL

Machu Picchu and Amazon Tour Downloadable Guide

At Rainforest Cruises we often receive enquiries about the best way to combine Machu Picchu with an Amazon Tour. Adding an Amazon River cruise with a visit to Peru’s historical capital, Cusco, and its nearby star attraction, the ancient Inca citadel of Machu Picchu, is an ideal itinerary. If you’re looking to compliment an Amazon river cruise with a land-based experience taking in more of Peru’s highlights, then look no further. We’ve gathered all the information you need in one place, from advice on when to visit and how to travel, to accommodation options and an overview of what not to miss.

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About Rainforest Cruises

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