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Discover Machu Picchu & the Sacred Valley

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Macchu Picchu & The Sacred Valley, 8 Days Lima Return with A&K


Highlights
  • Travel by PeruRail Sacred Valley, an elegant new train with 1920s-era styling, and stay at the only hotel on site at Machu Picchu, enjoying extra time to explore the colossal “Lost City of the Incas”
  • Enjoy a private lecture on Machu Picchu with a renowned scholar in Incan history before discovering the magnificent ruins for yourself in the company of a local expert guide
  • Mingle with the farmers and children of the Sacred Valley, and gain an intimate understanding of their centuries-old customs during a private village visit
  • Visit historic sites in colourful Cusco during your stay at a luxurious hotel that was once a 16th century monastery
  • Sample Peruvian cuisine at a Chef’s Table experience to better understand its cultural impact on Peru and the world
  • Discover Peru’s rich musical traditions during a captivating private performance by an expert in Andean music
  • Choose from year-round departures on this popular journey, enjoying insider-access opportunities made possible by A&K’s small group size and long time local presence

Prepare to be enchanted on this epic journey to the heart of the ancient Inca Empire. See why Machu Picchu features on every traveller’s bucket list and explore it away from the crowds. Soak up the dazzling colours of Peru’s textiles and handicrafts and savour the fresh and flavoursome cuisine which has become one of the world’s most fashionable. Contrast 4,000 years of pre-Columbian history at the impressive Larco Museum with the vestiges of Spanish colonial rule in Lima’s grand squares and Cusco’s cathedrals and see how the conquistadors lived with private access to a grand 16th century residence. Visit an inspiring project giving hope to impoverished, at-risk children in the Sacred Valley and admire the breathtaking countryside as you travel to Machu Picchu by luxury rail.


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Day One

Arrive Lima, Peru

Transfer to your hotel. Founded in 1535 by Spanish conquistador Francisco Pizarro, this “City of Kings” is a mélange of colonial structures, pre-Columbian sites and modern gems.
Accommodation: Belmond Miraflores Park

 

Day Two

Lima | Colonial Splendor & Inspiring Artifacts

After a welcome briefing, enjoy an interactive Chef’s Table culinary experience where your chef deftly demonstrates and you assist in the preparation of a variety of Peruvian dishes. After lunch, explore Peru’s capital, visiting the Plaza Mayor, which is the birthplace of the city, and the beautiful 16th century Cathedral. Next, visit Casa Aliaga, Lima’s oldest colonial mansion. Built in 1535 by the illustrious Spanish conquistador Jeronimo de Aliaga, this splendid colonial relic has been home to 17 generations of his descendants ever since. Note the graceful wood and marble staircase leading up to a fine entrance patio and admire the family chapel, the Golden Salon with incredible golden mirrors and the beautiful upper gallery, which is home to some important paintings from the Cusco School. Spend time exploring the Larco Museum, one of the city’s best for pre-Columbian artifacts. Then, a welcome dinner at the hotel.
Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Accommodation: Belmond Miraflores Park

 

Day Three

Sacred Valley | Cusco & Camelids

This morning, fly to Cusco (3,350m). Enjoy lunch in the central square before proceeding to the Sacred Valley of the Incas (2,900m), where ancient ways endure. En route, visit Awanakancha, where South American camelids, such as llamas and alpacas, are bred. Learn about the valuable fibres created from their fleeces, and have an opportunity to hand feed the animals. Continue to your relaxing accommodations — a charming Andean-style casita set amidst extensive gardens. Evening at leisure.
Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Accommodation: Hotel Sol y Luna

 

Day Four

Sacred Valley | Like a Journey Back in Time

Venture into the heart of the Sacred Valley to a remote village seemingly frozen in time. Experience a complete cultural immersion as you witness the ancient agricultural methods that have been used for centuries in this challenging Andean environment. When school is in session, visit the Kuychi Centre to meet the underprivileged children at Children of the Rainbow, an inspiring project supported by A&K Philanthropy. Enjoy lunch locally before returning to your lodge. The afternoon is at leisure.
Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Accommodation: Hotel Sol y Luna

 

Day Five

Machu Picchu | Bingham’s Stunning Discovery

Prepare for your visit to Machu Picchu with a private, interactive lecture from a renowned scholar and certified expert on the Incan ruins. Next, journey towards Machu Picchu on board the PeruRail Sacred Valley, a train inspired by the elegance of the 1920s, and admire the spectacular countryside en route. Arrive for your stay at the only hotel located at the site of Machu Picchu (2,340m), enabling exploration of the breathtaking Incan city from sunrise to sunset. Overlooking the Urubamba River and discovered in a hidden tangle of trees atop a mountain by American historian Hiram Bingham in 1911, Machu Picchu forever holds the secret of its passing — its Incan inhabitants left no written records of its purpose. Built in the 15th century at the height of the Inca Empire, it was most likely the estate of an emperor. Curiously, excavations have revealed skeletons, artifacts and woollen clothing, but no gold. Tour the ruins with your expert guide, and then enjoy exploring on your own. You may view the Temple of the Sun or Intihuatana, a ritual stone that may have been an astronomical clock or calendar. As you wander, sense the majesty of the age-old stone walls and picture life as it might have been for the leaders, warriors, priests and craftsmen who once inhabited this remote Incan citadel.
Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Accommodation: Belmond Sanctuary Lodge

 

Day Six

Machu Picchu/Cusco | Walking the Spectacular Ruins

Rise with the sun to walk through Machu Picchu in the early morning mist before the crowds arrive, an experience some consider the spiritual highlight of the journey. You may opt for a hike to Inti Punku (Sun Gate), the entry point to the ruins from the Inca Trail, or trek up to Huayna Picchu, the high mountain that forms the backbone of the ruins, to enjoy spectacular views of the surrounding area. After your explorations, board the Vistadome train to Ollantaytambo, a formidable stone fortress — and the site of the Incas’ greatest victory over the invading Spanish — which you explore firsthand. Afterwards, continue to Cusco and your hotel, a former 16th century monastery.
Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Accommodation: Belmond Hotel Monasterio

 

Day Seven

Cusco | The Immense Stone Marvel of Sacsayhuaman

Discover Cusco on a city tour that includes the Cathedral on the Plaza de Armas and the Santo Domingo Temple, a Dominican church built on the foundations of the Koricancha, the Incas’ principal religious building. Later, explore the well-preserved ruins of Sacsayhuaman, a testament to Incan architectural skill. Compiled of massive stones, the largest of which may weigh as much as 200 tonnes, the walls were constructed with incredible precision and without a single drop of mortar to hold them in place. This ancient fortress, which witnessed the greatest battle between the Spanish and the Incas, overlooks the red-tiled rooves of Cusco. Visit San Pedro market, and then spend your afternoon at leisure. This evening, enjoy an Andean music presentation and learn the history and stories of a wide array of handmade musical instruments. Afterwards, gather for a farewell dinner at the elegant MAP Café.
Meals Included: Breakfast & Dinner
Accommodation: Belmond Hotel Monasterio

 

Day Eight

Depart Lima

Morning at leisure before flying back to Lima, where you are assisted with onward flight connections.
Meals Included: Breakfast
Accommodation: Wyndham Airport Lima Hotel (dayroom)

 


Journey Details:

  • This journey contains some active elements
  • Minimum age is 10 years
  • First group event: welcome briefing at 9:30 a.m. on Day 2
  • Last group event: airport assistance in Lima upon return from Cusco on Day 8
  • Departures are guaranteed to operate with a minimum of 2 guests

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