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Lima City, Sacred Valley, Inca Trail and Cusco City

Peru short inca trail

Duration

6 Days / 5 Nights

Cities Visited

Lima City, Sacred Valley, Inca Trail and Cusco City

Service

Private

Overview
Overview
Itinerary
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Accommodation

Overview

Journey

The most famous route to Machu Picchu: The Inca Trail. Hundreds of years ago the longest road in the greatest Empire in the Americas, now on the bucket list of thousands of people worldwide to reach Machu Picchu. Our luxury program “PERU SHORT INCA TRAIL” combines following the Inca’s famous path and their rich history in their former capital Cusco.

Once you arrived in Cusco after your free day in Lima you will be taken to the Sacred Valley. Once of immense importance to the Incas for its nutritious land they built their Pisac fortress and countless terraces for agricultural purposes that now decorate the beautiful scenery. Experience the Inca culture firsthand at the Living museum of Awanakancha to admire the traditional and colorful textiles.

The next day your adventure along the Inca Trail starts: First by train from Ollantaytambo train station in the Sacred Valley make your way walking through the subtropical jungle and get fascinated by the incredible archeological sites along the way and spectacular nature until you finally arrive at Machu Picchu. Dive into the mysteries of “The lost city of the Incas” and inhale the incomparable atmosphere that surrounds this special Wonder of the World. Complete your amazing journey with a private tour through Cusco city and its Inca temples and colonial walls.

Tour Highlights

  • History and tradition in the Sacred Valley
  • Immersion into the intriguing Inca Trail
  • Wildlife in this most beautiful trekking experience
  • The mysteries of Machu Picchu

Short Itinerary

  • DAY 1: LIMA

    WELCOME TO LIMA

    • Welcome to Peru
    • Transfer to your hotel
    • Overnight 3-star Hotel: at the Casa Andina Standard San Antonio, Lima
    • Overnight 4-star Hotel: at the Casa Andina Premium, Lima
    • Overnight 5-star Hotel: at the Belmond Miraflores Park, Lima
  • DAY 2: CUSCO – SACRED VALLEY

    FLIGHT TO CUSCO & JOURNEY TO THE SACRED VALLEY –AWANACANCHA AND PISAQ

    • Breakfast at your hotel
    • Domestic flight from Lima to Cusco
    • Welcoming and transfer to Sacred Valley
    • Visit Awanacancha, the living museum
    • Get amazed by the mysterious Pisac Inca Complex and traditional market
    • Overnight 3-star Hotel: at the San Agustín Recoleta, Sacred Valley
    • Overnight 4-star Hotel: at the Casa Andina Premium, Sacred Valley
    • Overnight 5-star Hotel: at the Sol y Luna Hotel, Sacred Valley
  • DAY 3: INKA TRAIL 2D – AGUAS CALIENTES

    WIÑAYHUAYNA & AGUAS CALIENTES

    • Start the Inca Trail at KM 104
    • Walk past the raging Urubamba River
    • Pass Winay Wayna and continue to the Sun Gate
    • Enjoy Machu Picchu, the World Wonder
    • Overnight 3-star Hotel: at La Cabaña, Machu Picchu
    • Overnight 4-star Hotel: at the Casa del Sol, Machu Picchu
    • Overnight 5-star Hotel: at the Belmond Sanctuary Lodge, Machu Picchu
  • DAY 4: MACHU PICCHU

    THE MYSTERIES OF MACHU PICCHU & RETURN TO CUSCO

    • Breakfast at your hotel
    • Free morning to explore Machu Picchu
    • Stroll through Aguas Calientes with its handicraft market and mingle with people
    • Have lunch around the Plaza in a cozy and exquisite restaurant
    • Depart by train from Aguas Calientes back to Cusco in the evening
    • Overnight 3-star Hotel: at the Antigua Casona San Blas, Cusco
    • Overnight 4-star Hotel: at the Casa Andina Premium, Cusco
    • Overnight 5-star Hotel: at the Belmond Monasterio Hotel, Cusco
  • DAY 5: CUSCO

    ANCIENT CHRONICLES IN CUSCO CITY

    • Breakfast at your hotel
    • Prepare to be surprised by the Cusco City tour
    • Leisure afternoon to relax or shop
    • Overnight 3-star Hotel: at the Antigua Casona San Blas, Cusco
    • Overnight 4-star Hotel: at the Casa Andina Premium, Cusco
    • Overnight 5-star Hotel: at the Belmond Monasterio Hotel, Cusco
  • DAY 6: CUSCO – LIMA

    DEPARTURE FLIGHT FROM CUSCO TO LIMA

    • Breakfast at the hotel
    • Departure from Cusco

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Itinerary

Explained Itinerary

Day-1

LIMA

On your arrival into Lima International airport, your English speaking GPTravel representative will be waiting for you with your name on a sign to escort you to your hotel. At the hotel, we will help you with your check in and you will be given a briefing regarding the coming days. Founded in 1535 by Spanish conquistador Francisco Pizzaro, Lima is a mix of colonial structures, pre-Columbian sites and modern buildings.
Depending on your arrival time make sure to check for Lima's best restaurants. With the exquisite Peruvian culinary they are among the top 50 best restaurants worldwide.

  • Meals included:None
Day-2

CUSCO – SACRED VALLEY

In the morning you will be taken to Lima International airport by our private transport to take your domestic flight to Cusco. It is an around 1-hour flight crossing the Andes and numerous towns amid Andean fields.
In Cusco our guide will already be there and welcome you to this beautiful city. Your journey takes you about 40 minutes to the Sacred Valley with a stop at the Living Museum of Awanakancha on the way. There you will get to know local weavers, see Peru’s national animal, the Vicuña, as well as Guanacos, Llamas and Alpacas. The agricultural terraces are a part of the valley’s scenery. The next stop of your luxury tour is Pisac, a picturesque village where the Urubamba river crosses through and surrounded by a series of microclimates due to its special geographic. The land is extremely fertile wherefore the main agricultural products are cultivated there. Pisac is also popular for its impressive Inca complex on top of a mountain.
After your visit stroll through the charming Pisac market where you can buy lovely handicrafts, textiles, jewelry and ceramics. Time for lunch: Enjoy a delicious lunch at an elegant tourist restaurant in the heart of the valley, after which you will be taken to your hotel.

  • Meals included:Breakfast, Lunch
Day-3

INKA TRAIL 2D – AGUAS CALIENTES

The Inca Trail 2D begins with a pretty early pick up from your hotel at 4 AM followed by a private transfer to Ollantaytambo train station. Your train leaves at 6:10 AM along the Urubamba river, passing beautiful sceneries of snow-capped mountains until you arrive at KM 104, the place where your Inca Trail starts today. It is at around 2,000 m / 6,560 ft and your path takes you upwards to the original Classic Inca Trail. With clear weather magnificent views of the Urubamba River, Machu Picchu and other various Inca sites will await you along your way. The first part of your hike will take around 3 hours until you arrive at Wiñay Wayna, which means “Forever Young” in Quechua. It is one of the most beautiful Inca sites on the trail and in general. You have already hiked up to 2,600 m /8,500 ft now. The site features agricultural terraces, lovely elaborate water fountains and temples. It is also the last campsite of the Classic Inca Trail. After enjoying the Inca heritage continue your trail until you arrive at the Sun Gate. This was once the original entrance to Machu Picchu and offers a wonderful view over it.
After climbing down you will most likely have the whole citadel to yourself as most visitors will already have left once you arrive. Take advantage for some incredible photos before taking the bus down to Aguas Calientes, the small town at the bottom of Machu Picchu.
Accommodate your belongings in your hotel and relax. We recommend going to bed early to enjoy the next day to its fullest.

  • Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner (*Dinner included for 4 and 5-star hotels)
Day-4

MACHU PICCHU

Wake up early in the morning to enjoy the sunrise at Machu Picchu! Once you have arrived there your guide will give you a 2-hour guided tour through time of the majestic Inca city. After your tour has finished you can explore the ruins on your own. Take the bus or walk the beautiful stone path back to Aguas Calientes. Head to the Indio Feliz restaurant for some delicious dinner. This restaurant is said to have the best food in town. Afterwards, spend a free afternoon strolling through the picturesque village next to the Urubamba river and then take a train back to Ollantaytambo where you will be already awaited by our GPTravel representative to take you to your hotel in Cusco.

  • Meals Included: Breakfast and Lunch
Day-5

CUSCO

After action packed days full of adventure, you will have the morning free to explore the city on your own; don’t forget to have breakfast at your hotel before walking around the city. In the afternoon visit the majestic complex of Sacsayhuaman, which continues to be a very important religious and ceremonial site from the Incan culture.
You will be astounded by the superb architectural achievements of the Incan civilization and you will be also impressed how the Incas moved and fitted each uniquely shaped stone weighing around 70 tons, so perfectly together and without any known “engineering tools”.
As part of our city tour in Cusco, you will also visit the Cusco Cathedral located in Plaza de Armas, the main square. Here you will see many very important holy Christian artefacts and artworks derived from “the Escuela Cusquena”. Your tour will then take you to the Temple of the Sun, “Qoricancha” located on the main avenue named Avenida el Sol (Avenue of the Sun). This Inca temple was one of the most worshiped and respected temples in the City of Cusco during Inca times. Then you will be escorted to your hotel and spend the rest of the day at your leisure.

  • Meals included: Breakfast
Day-6

CUSCO – LIMA

Today is the day of your departure, a private transport will take you to Cusco International Airport for your domestic flight back to Lima. There you will have enough time to check in for your international flight back home.

  • Meals included: Breakfast

INCLUDES

This trip includes:

  • Includes all specified services in the description of the itinerary.
  • All transfers and entrances for the activities.
  • A printed handbook with a colored map, detailed itinerary, important travel advice and expert knowledge about all the places that will be visited.
  • Qualified and hand-selected guides with fluent English that meet our strict standards.
  • Specialist guides (where noted).
  • 24-hour assistance from our local team.
  • A unique hand-made experience completely personalized from the moment of your arrival until your departure.
  • 5 nights accommodation in the best hotels of Peru, carefully chosen based on the highest recommendations.

Accommodation

Lima City

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Belmond Miraflores Park

Adress: Av, Malecón de la Reserva 1035, Miraflores 15074 | Phone: (01) 6104000

Live the high life in Lima’s hottest district. Set in a verdant garden, Belmond Miraflores Park is a true urban sanctuary beside the city's cultural gems. Whether you’re with us for leisure or business, Belmond Miraflores Park is destined to impress. Unwind in Zest Spa, or put in some extra work hours in the sophisticated Executive Lounge. Come evening, ascend to the rooftop pool for a sunset dip. The ocean views will take your breath away.

Lima City

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Casa Andina Premium Miraflores

Adress: Av. la Paz 463, Miraflores 15074 | Phone: (01) 2134300

The hotel is located in the heart of Lima’s Miraflores district, just a few blocks away from the boardwalk and the main tourist and commercial areas of Miraflores. The Casa Andina Premium Miraflores hotel has well-equipped rooms ready to offer you a unique experience. Its common areas reflect a contemporary and colonial style which is also reflected in the rooms. Alma Restaurant & Bar offers a buffet breakfast and has gourmet dishes on its menu. The hotel has: a concierge service, room service, spa, and pool.

Lima City

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Casa Andina Standard Miraflores Centro

Adress: Av. Petit Thouars 5444, Miraflores 15074 | Phone: (01) 4470263

The hotel is located only minutes away from Kennedy Park, the Larcomar Shopping Center, and the main tourist attractions of Miraflores. It has 58 rooms, where you also can find an internet center, parking, and transportation from the airport. The Miraflores Centro Sama Restaurant & Café offers a delicious buffet breakfast. It’s perfect for travelers who are looking for comfort, functionality, and warmth all in the same environment.

Cusco City

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Belmond Hotel Monasterio Cusco

Adress: Nazarenas 337, Cusco 08002 | Phone: (084) 604000

Historic charm with a modern twist. Uncover the secrets of Cusco with a stay in one of its most cherished landmarks. Moments from Plaza de Armas is an ancient monastery that has been at the heart of the city for centuries. Dine by candlelight among the cloisters; explore interiors rich with art and antiques; uncover the secrets of Peru’s national drink with a pisco lesson. Belmond Hotel Monasterio is a true jewel in the treasure trove of Cusco.

Cusco City

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Casa Andina Premium Cusco

Adress: Plazoleta Limacpampa Chico 473, Cusco | Phone: (084) 232610

The hotel is located just 5 minutes away from the Plaza de Armas [Main Square] of Cusco and a few steps away from the main tourist attractions of the city. It’s a beautiful 17th-century house that will take you to the Republican Era of Peru due to its colonial courtyards and balconies. The hotel has 93 equipped rooms in order for you to have an unforgettable experience. Alma Restaurant & Bar offers an enjoyable breakfast buffet and a varied menu. Our service emphasizing details will allow you to have an authentic Cusco experience in a place full of history.

Cusco City

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Antigua Casona San Blas

Adress: Carmen Bajo 243, Cusco 08003 | Phone: (084) 200700

Antigua Casona San Blas offers a convenient downtown location in the historic center of Cusco. This area of ​​Cusco stands out for the commercial area. You can visit emblematic places like Plaza de Armas and Cusco Cathedral. Planetarium Cusco and Animal Sanctuary Cochahuasi are also worth it. Our customers like the central location and quiet surroundings of this hotel.

Sacred Valley

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Sol y Luna Hotel Sacred Valley

Adress: Fundo Huincho Lote A5 08661 Urubamba | Phone: (084) 608930

We accommodate our guests in cozy ‘casita’ houses made of local stone and decorated individually. Gardens filled with flora native to the Sacred Valley surround each of these forty-three private sanctuaries and all face the Andes Mountains where the Incas believed their gods dwelled.Encircled by the majestic Andes Mountains, the Sacred Valley of the Incas is a vast, undulating landscape of lush agrarian terraces, pre-Colombian ruins and Spanish colonial churches.

Sacred Valley

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Casa Andina Premium Sacred Valley

Adress: 5to Paradero Yanahuara Valle Sagrado | Phone: 984 765 501

The hotel is located in the Sacred Valley of Cusco. It’s only a 40-minute bus drive away from the town of Aguas Calientes and a 30-minute bus drive away from the City of Cusco. It’s a cozy environment in the middle of the Urubamba Valley. It’s ideal if you want to relax and be close to the main tourist attractions of the valley. Alma Restaurant & Bar offers a breakfast buffet and a wide range of dishes. The hotel has games for children and they can also feed the sheep. The hotel organizes “pachamancas” [traditional Peruvian dish based on the baking, with the aid of hot stones (the earthen oven is known as a "huatia"), of lamb, mutton, pork, chicken or guinea pig, marinated in spices].

Sacred Valley

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San Agustin Monasterio Recoleta

Adress: Jr. Recoleta s/n Urubamba 08660 | Phone: (5184) 201-666

The San Agustin Monasterio de la Recoleta Hotel is a historical religious monument built in the 17th century. This charming hotel is located in the Sacred Valley close to the most important archaeological remains of the Sacred Valley such as Ollantaytambo, Pisac, Maras Moray and Machu Picchu, only three hours away by train. The restaurant "Recoleta" has a contemporary style, with a capacity of 60 people, which provides its clients a wide and exclusive range of novoandino and international dishes.

Machu Picchu

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Belmond Sanctuary Lodge Machu Picchu

Adress: Carretera Hiram Bingham KM 7.5, Aguas Calientes | Phone: 984 816 956

Your gateway to the Inca empire. The only hotel located at the entrance to Machu Picchu, this stylish retreat lets you beat the citadel's crowds. Sitting in the shadows of the Lost City, our lodge is an oasis of calm before or after a day exploring Machu Picchu. Unwind with a yoga session, take part in a traditional shaman ceremony in the garden, or sip muña tea in Tampu Bar. Tranquility, wonder and beauty are at the heart of our unique experience.

Machu Picchu

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Casa del Sol Machu Picchu

Adress: Av Imperio de los Incas Nº 608, Aguas Calientes 08681 | Phone: (01) 3710218

A cozy stay awaits you in Machu Picchu, next to the vibrant sound of the Vilcanota River, beneath the imposing mountains that surround the hotel as guards descended from our ancestors. Rest and renew energies in the facilities of our cozy rooms and feel ready for your next trip in the sanctuary of Machu Picchu or simply discover our traditions through the experiences that we provide to the guests.

Machu Picchu

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La Cabaña Machu Picchu

Adress: Av. Pachacutec 805, Aguas Calientes 08681 | Phone: (084) 263230

La Cabaña- Machu Picchu Boutique Hotel is a warm, cozy and familiar place while also a great spot for a romantic get-away. It has a rustic décor with an environmental style that promises to connect you with the culture and nature of Machu Picchu. Also, we provide a personalized service with skilled and welcoming staff.



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