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This compact itinerary offers you a glimpse into the once-mighty Inca Empire. After arriving in Lima to visit Peru’s current capital, we will fly to Cusco. At Cusco, the once-capital of the great Inca Empire, we will wander through the atmospheric cobblestone streets, and explore the ancient ruins of the nearby Sacred Valley. Our trip culminates at the mythical Machu Picchu.

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Physical Level
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Under 18 should be accompanied by an adult.
Group Size
Minimum of 4 to run this tour. Please wait for confirmation before booking flights.
Admissions to all included attractions and sights
Nine (9) nights of accommodations
All transportation in Peru excluding transfer from/ to airport.
9 breakfasts, 2 lunches, 6 dinners
English speaking local tour guide.
All meals including drinking water
Not Included
International airfare to/from Peru
Compulsory Travel/health insurance (Browse policies at World Nomads, our recommended travel insurance provider.)
Additional services not mentioned in the program.
Additional costs due to personal problems (health, loss of luggage, etc.).
Tips for local staff and guides.
Visa to enter Peru (if nessessary)
You will be responsible for some meals. Budget about $5-10 per meal.


  • Day 1
    Arrival to Lima
    Welcome meal in the evening. If time permits, stroll along El Melacon, a stretch of parks situated along the cliffs above the Pacific Ocean. Accommodation is included this night.

  • Day 2
    Historic Lima
    Today we'll head over to the historic district to get a peek into Lima's colonial past. We'll tour the Monastery of San Francisco and the fascinating Casa de Aliaga, said to be the oldest colonial mansion in all of South America.

  • Day 3
    Flight to Cusco
    Today we'll fly to the ancient Inca capital, Cusco. It's situated at 3,399 meters (11,152 feet) above sea level! We'll check into our hotel and take it easy this day, acclimatizing to the elevation. Enjoy a welcome dinner in the evening.
  • Day 4
    Historic Cusco
    Explore the old city of Cusco, a place of ancient beauty, Inca ruins, and colonial buildings. We'll visit the Cathedral as well as the extraordinary Qoricancha, or Sun Temple, an Inca religious site dedicated to their sun god. If time permits we'll drop into the Centro de Textiles for a traditional weaving demonstration and a chance to buy high-quality local goods.
  • Day 5
    Today we'll be awed by the massive stones at Sacsayhuaman, the towering Incan fortress above Cusco city center. Enjoy an evening meal in the city.
  • Day 6
    Sacred Valley
    Stop to visit llamas and alpacas en route to majestic Pisaq. These ruins are fascinating and offer towering views, a stepping stone to the finale at Machu Picchu. Following that, there will be a shopping stop at the market in Pisaq town. Further up the valley, we'll get off the tourist trail for a look a Tipon, another Inca site. Group dinner in Cusco.
  • Day 7
    Sacred Valley
    Today scenic drive will take us down the Sacred Valley to the village of Ollantaytambo. On the way we'll see two more sites and enjoy epic views. At Moray, we'll see terraced agricultural circles where the Inca conducted research. At Salineras, you'll witness the photogenic terraces where salt has been harvested for centuries.
  • Day 8
    Travel back in time at the extensive ruins of Ollantaytambo, which are left unfinished, as they were in the Inca period. In the afternoon we board the train which takes us to Machu Pichu Village. Enjoy dinner and rest up before an early morning excursion to Machu Picchu.
  • Day 9
    Machu Picchu
    Today is what it's all about. We'll wake up before dawn and see the morning light upon the grandest of Inca ruins. Don't worry we'll spend the whole morning here so you can take it all in. Wander through the magnificent stone structures and listen to the stories they tell. Buffet lunch before we board the train back to Cusco.
  • Day 10
    Flight to Lima
    This is the last day of the tour. We'll provide transport to the airport in Cusco.

More Information

Packing List for Peru Inca Heritage trip (recommended)
  • Weather in the high elevations of Peru in May/June can be cool at night and warm during the day. Pack accordingly.
  • Moneybelt
  • Cash (ATMs are not uncommon to find, but it’s always a good idea to carry some cash)
Useful Information
  • Remember to pack light; we’ll be using public transportation and you have to carry your own bags.
  • Cusco is situated at 3,399 meters (11,152 feet) above sea level, and we’ll be flying in from sea-level. Some people have difficulty at this elevation. Please pack altitude sickness medication if you think you’ll need it.

The accommodation will mostly be mid-range guesthouses, near or equivalent to 3-star hotels.


We will utilize a variety of transportation on this trip, from city bus in Lima to a domestic flight, to scenic trains, to private vans for touring the Sacred Valley.

Tour Leader

This trip will be led by a local English-speaking guide.

Our trip provider: This is an exclusive Unquote Travel tour.

Important Notes

Cancellations and Refunds
If you must cancel your reservation for a tour and/or its extension, we will refund your payment, less the following fees per tour and/or extension:

Days Prior to Trip Start Date Trip Cancellation Fee Per Person
60+ days $250
31 – 60 days 50% of trip price
0-30 days 100% of trip price

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