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Cusco & Machu Picchu

5 Nights or Less

This Peru tour takes you through the classic Inca Trio: Cusco - the Inca Capital City with its puma form occupying an Andean valley; the Sacred Valley of the Incas - through which passes one of the principal Amazon tributaries; and the magical Machu Picchu, perhaps the finest historical site in the whole of the Americas. Every step of this Peru Tour includes fascinating history, culture and spectacular scenery.

This Peru tour takes you through the classic Inca Trio: Cusco - the Inca Capital City with its puma form occupying an Andean valley; the Sacred Valley of the Incas - through which passes one of the principal Amazon tributaries; and the magical Machu Picchu, perhaps the finest historical site in the whole of the Americas. Every step of this Peru Tour includes fascinating history, culture and spectacular scenery.


  • Destinations: Peru
  • Duration: 5 Nights or Less
  • Trip Style: Traditional
  • Activities: Ecotourism

Brazil Adventure Tours provide you with ideas for tours of Brazil and South America, with all being completely flexible with regards to dates, duration or the tours, activities and classes that we can include. Our website tours are our recommendations based on our experience of how to make the very best of your time in South America. We can adjust these details in any way that you wish, with a little advice from us of course. We can combine any of our destinations that you wish to visit into one tour, and for however long you wish to visit them. Any of our Traditional and Adventure tours can also be combined in whichever way you prefer. We are here to organise a tour that suits you after all, not the other way around!

Day 1 : Into The Andes
After arriving in Lima, the capital city of Peru, you fly on to Cusco, the Inca Citadel nestling amongst the Andes Mountains. You will be met at the airport for the short journey to your hotel in the historic areas of the city. Once there, you can check in, drink some coca tea and begin the process of acclimatising to the altitude. Taking things easy is essential on your first day in the mountains, and a gentle wander around the city in the afternoon is recommended as well as highly interesting. Your first meals at altitude should be light, but there are still plenty of options for lunch and dinner in Cusco.
Day 2 : The Sacred Valley of the Inca
Today you head up and out of Cusco to the Urubamba Valley. Your first stop will be at the village of Pisac and its local market, with Tuesday, Thursday and especially Sunday being the most colourful days. In the early afternoon you will enjoy lunch with a view of the valley. The afternoon will be spent exploring the impressive ruins at Ollantaytambo, climbing up and down the steep terraces with views down the three valleys that meet there, and made Ollantaytambo a strategic point for any travellers. You finish at your hotel for the evening amongst the scenic splendour of the Sacred Valley.
Day 3 : The Inca Capital of Cusco
Your first morning in Cusco can be spent at your leisure, either exploring the city or relaxing at your hotel. Your guided tour of the city and its archaeological sites will begin in the afternoon, starting with a visit to the impressive colonial cathedral, followed by Korikancha (The Temple of the Sun). From here you will travel to the outskirts of Cusco for a tour of the archaeological site of Sacsayhuaman, later visiting the ruins of Puca Pucara, Qenqo, and Tambomachay. The evening is free to enjoy dinner at a restaurant in some historic building set amongst the cobbled streets, or perhaps even at the Pre-Colombine Art Museum.
Day 4 : The Lost City of Machu Picchu
You leave during the morning for your train ride through the Sacred Valley to Machu Picchu. Upon arrival at the station in Aguas Calientes your guide will retrieve your luggage and escort you to your transportation to the magnificent ruins of Machu Picchu. Following a guided tour of the ruins, in which you will learn all about the origins of this archeological wonder, you have the rest of the afternoon free to explore. Transportation is provided to the base of the mountain, from where you can return to your hotel. The evening is free to enjoy dinner in the sheltered little town of Aguas Calientes, with mountains towering all around.
Day 5 : Sunrise At The Ruins...?
You may want to visit the ruins a second time to catch the magical moments of Sunrise at Machu Picchu, although you need to be prepared for an early start. You may also consider the trek up to Huayna Picchu, the steep little mountain behind the ruins. This hike requires approximately three hours to complete and allows for spectacular views of Machu Picchu and the valleys and mountains, with the train tracks almost directly below. After descending, you may have time to enjoy the hot springs that give the town its name before your train to Cusco departs in the afternoon, arriving in Cusco after dark.
Day 6 : Away from Peru
You have time in the morning to enjoy Cusco some more, to walk among the Inca walls of the historic buildings in the city centre, and to buy some souvenirs from Peru. After lunch, you transfer to the airport for your flight back to Lima, connecting their with your flight away from Peru and South America. Here's hoping that the wonderful memories of your tour will last you a lifetime.
PRICES Simple 3 Star 4 Star Luxury
Per Adult * US$ 950 US$ 1,000 US$ 1,250 US$ 1,500
Domestic Flights ** N/A


Suggested Hotels Simple 3 Star 4 Star Luxury
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* Prices vary depending on travel dates and flight availability. Peak periods in Brazil including Carnaval, public holidays and Christmas/New Year usually require a minimum number of nights, so in these cases itineraries may need to be changes. ** Domestic flight prices are estimated on typical values when reserved 6 months before travel. Prices can never be guaranteed until reservations are made though, and do usually become more expensive closer to the travel period.

Do I require a Tourist Visa to enter Brazil and other countries visited during this tour?

Citizens of many countries require a Tourist Visa to enter Brazil, organised in advance at your nearest Brazil Consulate.
Please check details for visa requirements for your country on our Brazil Tourist Visa page.
Also, for details of your nearest Brazil Consulate in case you do require a Tourist Visa, please visit our Brazil Consulates page.

Do I need any special vaccinations for the areas visited during this tour?

Visitors to Brazil and South America are advised to always check the latest health information from your local doctors or travel clinic.
You may be advised to take a course of Malaria tablets. Yellow Fever Vaccine is highly recommended/essential for the Pantanal & Amazon region, plus the certificate to prove it, and possibly Hepatitis A and B Vaccines.
Please check our Brazil Vaccinations for further information.

What is the best time of year for this tour?

April - May - June - July - August - September - October