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Duration: 6 Nights / 7 Days
Location: Peru Inca Explorer
Price: from £1,450 pp
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Inca Explorer

Your sense of wonder will be found in these lost Incan cities on this exciting Inca Explorer tour of 6 nights.

Explore Cusco, the Sacred Valley, Machu Picchu and Lima. As you look down onto Machu Picchu, the sun turning its ancient stones a luminous gold, you’ll find it hard to believe such a place exists. Enjoy this, and other magical moments, on our private guided tour through a land full of mystery. Experience unforgettable highlights of Inca Explorer.


  • Discover mystical, spiritual, cultural and culinary Peru on your customized, private guided tour.
  • Take in the immensity of lost Incan cities that have been carved into rock and discover the mysteries within.
  • Explore forgotten temples and ancient tombs bleached from the harsh desert sun.
  • Explore Cusco, the Sacred Valley, Machu Picchu and Lima.
  • Stand at the pinnacle of Incan power overlooking the ancient Lost City.
  • Glimpse of Lima


    Known as “The City of Kings”, Lima’s colonial history, apparent in its streets, dates back to 1535, the year when it was founded and recognized as the capital of the Viceroyalty of Peru. When independence was proclaimed in 1821, the city became the capital of the Republic of Peru and, therefore, the political center of the country.

    Today, the architecture of Lima ranges from that of the colonial period to the most avant-garde hotels and resorts.


    Arrive Lima
    1 Night Bed and Breakfast at Hotel Costa del Sol Ramada, Lima
    Flight to Cusco (not included)
    2 Nights Bed and Breakfast at El Mercado Hotel, Cusco
    Train to Aguas Calientes
    1 Night Half-Board at El Mapi Hotel, Aguas Calientes
    Train to Cusco
    1 Night Bed and Breakfast at El Mercado Hotel, Cusco
    Flight to Lima (not included)
    1 Night Bed and Breakfast at Casa Andina Private Collection, Lima
    Depart from Lima Airport

  • Glimpse of the ‘Sacred Valley’of the Incas

    The beautiful valley, known as ‘Vilcamayo’ to the Incas, stretches out from the Inca citadels of Pisac to Ollantaytambo along the Urubamba River or “Sacred River”. The town of Pisa is located 33 kilometers from the city of Cusco, and is virtually the gateway to this valley. The Sacred Valley, watered by numerous rivers originated in the Snowy Mountains, was greatly appreciated by the ancient Incas due to the excellent farming qualities, its fertile agriculture, and it was also viceroys´s favorite place due to the good weather. This is with no doubt one of the most important sites in Cusco. It is said that the picturesque village of Ollantaytambo and the ruins contain the Incas most impressive stone work of Peru.

    Learn more of the Sacred Valley of the Incas.

  • Glimpse of Machu Picchu

    PeruRail is the only method of travel to Machu Picchu if you do not want to walk the Inca trail, with train departures from Cusco and Ollantaytambo.

    Machu Picchu, the Lost City of the Incas, is one of the most famous examples of Inca architecture and is located 112 km from the city of Cusco(a 3 ½ hour journey by train), 2,350 meters above sea level.

    The ruins are surrounded by lush jungle and are believed to have been built in the mid-15th century by Inca Pachacutec. Lost in history, the ruins were not discovered until 1911 by the American explorer, Hiram Bingham.

    This famous citadel combines the visual and spiritual force of magnificent natural scenery with a historic sanctuary, and was recently recognized asCultural and Natural Heritage of the World. Only the Inca and his nobles, priests, priestesses, and chosen women had free access to Machu Picchu.

    The ruins themselves are situated on the eastern slope of Machu Picchu in two separate areas – agricultural and urban. The latter includes the civil sector (dwellings and canalisations) and the sacred sector (temples, mausoleums, squares and royal houses).


Day 1 – Arrive Lima Airport

You will be met on arrival Lima Airport and transfer to your hotel in a private vehicle, with an English-speaking driver-guide.

Accommodation: Hotel Costa del Sol Ramada

Day 2:Lima – Flight to Cusco

Your driver-guide will collect you from your hotel and transfer to the Airport for your flight to Cusco.

Flight is required, currently not included in the quote.

Met on arrival Cusco and transfer to your hotel.
Take the afternoon to rest at your hotel so as to allow your body to acclimatize.

Accommodation: El Mercado Hotel, Cusco

Day 3: Cusco Sacred Valley Tour

Enjoy a full day private excursion to the Sacred Valley with your own private vehicle, driver and English speaking guide. Travelling north of Cusco, enjoy a visit to Ollantaytambo, a fortress built during the Inca Empire that is an excellent example of military architecture. Enjoy a buffet lunch (included). Afterwards, visit the village of Pisac and attend the local agricultural open-market where artisans from all over the area congregate to sell their crafts.

Includes tourist ticket and entrance fees.
Accommodation: El Mercado Hotel

Day 4: Cusco – Train to Aguas Calientes – Machu Picchu Tour

6.05am – Depart for the ancient ruins at Machu Picchu. Duration 4hrs.
The train travels from the highest point of the journey into the Sacred Valley and the foothills of the Andes, before reaching Machu Picchu. Enjoy awe-inspiring views of the dramatic canyon along the Urubamba River.

Upon arrival in Aguas Calientes, you will board the bus (shared service) up to Machu Picchu. The bus ride takes 30 minutes and once you get there you will enjoy a private guided tour of Machu Picchu. There are many theories as to the purpose of Machu Picchu; a temple to the sun? A fortress against jungle inhabitants? A sanctuary for the Incas? The mysterious lost city awaits you!

Please note you will travel independently from Cusco by train, and your guide will meet you on arrival at the station in Aguas Calientes. You will then embark on a private, guided tour of Machu Picchu, which is roughly 2-3 hours in length.

After the tour, enjoy a leisurely lunch at the Sanctuary Lodge. Afterwards, take the bus back down to Aguas Calientes.

Note – luggage on the train: Only small overnight bags should be taken on the train. The rest of your luggage will be stored safely at your hotel and returned to you either in Cuzco or The Sacred Valley. Hand luggage on the train is limited to 11 pounds or 5 kgs.

Accommodation: El Mapi

Day 5: Aguas Calientes -Train to Cusco
Enjoy the morning at leisure in Aguas Calientes. (no guide). If you would like to have a guide please speak with your sales consultant about adding this service.

Transfer to the train station for your return journey to Cusco.

3.25pm – depart on a 4 hour train ride to Cusco. Snacks are served on board.

You will be met on arrival Cusco by your driver-guide for a transfer to your hotel.

Accommodation: El Mercado Hotel

Day 6: Cusco – Flight to Lima

You will be collected from the hotel and transfer to the Airport for your flight to Lima

Flight is required, currently not included in the quote.

Private airport transfer in Lima with a driver and guide.

Accommodation: Casa Andina Private Collection

Day 7: Lima Town Tour – Depart

Explore Lima on a sightseeing tour of Colonial and Modern Lima with a private guide and driver. Visit the Government Palace, City Hall, Cathedral at the Plaza Mayor (closed on Sundays), along with the 17th century San Francisco Convent. Take a short tour of the modern districts of San Isidro and Miraflores for a magnificent view of the Pacific Ocean.

Private airport transfer in Lima with a driver and guide.
Depart from Lima Airport

  • read more Hotel Costa del Sol Ramada

    Located within Jorge Chávez International Airport, the Hotel Costa del Sol Ramada offers guests first class infrastructure and service that will make their stay in the capital a true pleasure.

    Accommodation:130 spacious and modern rooms comprise of Standard and Junior Suites.
    include: cable television, air conditioning, heating, safe deposit box, Wi-Fi internet connection, mini-bar, hair dryer, clock radio, 110 V and 220 V electricity supply, and music.

    Services and Facilities:3 Restaurants – 2 Bars – 24-hour restaurant – Spa – Jacuuzi – steam room – sauna – indoor pool – Gym – Business Centre – Conference Hall.

  • read more El Mercado Hotel – Cusco

    The elegant El Mercado Hotel is located in the heart of picturesque Cusco. Formerly part of the city’s old farmer’s market, El Mercado’s guest rooms and quaint atmosphere guarantee personal and friendly service. El Mercado brings the magic of the Apus—the spirits of the mountains—to the city creating a perfect beginning for any journey into the beautiful landscapes and fascinating cultures of Peru.

    Accommodation:Superior rooms and Junior Suites include private bath with shower, fireplace, in-room safe, snack basket, 32″ Smart TV with Satellite, Wi-Fi, coffee maker, bath amenities, phone, clock radio.

    Services and Facilities:Outdoor swimming pool – internet – 24 hr room service – 2 Restaurants – Bars – Massage room.

  • read more El Mapi Aguas Calientes

    El MaPi offers cozy and serene accommodation, incorporating stylish, casual design with the essential comforts. With simple, functional concept in mind, rooms have eco-friendly amenities, creating a healthier, restorative environment for you during your stay in Machu Picchu.

    Accommodation:A Mixture of Superior and Superior Deluxe Rooms. Casual and down to earth, each room is equipped with blackout curtains, twin beds or king bed, 100% cotton sheets, down duvets, hypoallergenic pillows, cotton bath robes, natural herbal amenities, 32″ flat screen TVs and tight-focus reading lights, safe and telephone.

    Services and Facilities:

    La Cafeteria
    Start your day with invigorating complimentary and nutritious buffet breakfast, a wholesome way to begin or commence your visit to Machu Picchu Citadel. Organic and local ingredients cater to your health and lifestyle, from refreshing smoothies to freshly made Belgian waffles. La Cafeteria is open 4:30 AM until 11 PM and offers healthy organic salad, fresh sandwiches, homemade soups, turnovers, pastries and Peruvian favorites. All items can be packed “To-Go”.

    El Bar
    Chill out at the comfortable bar / lounge serving a delectable variety of sustainable & locally sourced snacks and “tapas”-canapés, a wide selection of Piscos (Peruvian banner alcoholic drink) and organic wines. Enjoy “Happy Hours” from 5:00 to 7:00 pm, a delightful occasion to mingle or relax at the end of the day. The lounge is equipped with Plasma TV for your viewing pleasure and complimentary Wi-Fi internet connection.

  • read more Casa Andina Private Collection – Lima

    With its stylish contemporary design and ideal location, the hotel is the top of its class in every aspect. Its quintessential Limeño flavor reverberates in the exquisite art collection of contemporary local artists and prized colonial-era antiques, in both public spaces and accommodations. Strategically located in the heart of Miraflores, Casa Andina Private Collection Miraflores provides all the facilities and services of a first class hotel with a contemporary design and an unmistakable local style.

    Accommodation:Premium Room amenities include: 1 Queen bed or 2 full-size beds, desk or breakfast table, LCD TV, climate control, minibar, coffee kit, digital safety box, radio / alarm clock, hair dryer, robe & slippers.

    Services and Facilities:swimming pool – internet – 24 hr room service – 2 Restaurants – Bars – Business Centre – Spa – Pool – Sauna.

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