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!
DAY 1: CUSCO TO THE SACRED VALLEY
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)
DAY 2: TRAIN TO MACHU PICCHU
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)
DAY 3: EXPLORING CUSCO'S RICH HISTORY
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)
DAY 4: RETURN HOME
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)