6 Nights: Lima, Cuzco, Sacred Valley and Machu Picchu
Experience Cuzco close up before heading to the Sacred Valley and Machu Picchu. Expert guides accompany you, bringing fascinating ancient cultures to life.
Miraflores Park Hotel
A representative of Orient-Express will greet you in Lima and escort you to Miraflores Park Hotel.
A great cultural city, Lima is known for its many museums, galleries and archaeological sites, as well as festivals, cutting-edge cuisine and colourful markets.
Fly to Cuzco and enjoy an afternoon sightseeing tour with Jorge Escobar Medrano, Cuzco Cathedral Curator and Chair Professor of History at the local university.
The next day, visit Tambomachay, an ancient Inca religious site, and the remains of Qenqo, a labyrinth of staircases and channels carved into a rocky hilltop.
Continue on to the formidable Inca fortress of Sacsayhuaman, with its wonderful panoramic view of Cuzco.
Lunch today is at the innovative MAP Café at the Pre-Columbian Art Museum, where you can enjoy the institution’s excellent displays.
Explore the streets of Cuzco, dominated by dramatic Inca walls.
Enjoy a full-day tour of the Sacred Valley.
Travel to Chinchero, and visit the textile workshop of Nilda Callañaupa. Discover traditional weaving techniques and the role of textiles in contemporary Andean culture. Continue to Hotel Rio Sagrado, where you'll enjoy a delicious lunch and take part in a shaman ceremony beside the river.
OPTION 1: OLLANTAYTAMBO Climb the steep stone steps to admire the view down the valley and the huge, pink-granite monoliths that form the Temple of the Sun.
OPTION 2: FOR SHOPPERS Shop for world-class pottery at the Pablo Seminario workshop in the town of Urubamba. Return to your hotel in Cuzco.
Machu Picchu Sanctuary Lodge
Travel to Machu Picchu on board the luxurious Hiram Bingham train.
Explore Machu Picchu in unrivalled depth with your host, Alfredo Mormontoy Atayupanqui, the site’s former resident archaeologist. Tonight you will stay at the Machu Picchu Sanctuary Lodge, located beside the citadel.
Machu Picchu - Cuzco
Rise early and enjoy a walk through Machu Picchu at sunrise. Then choose to take one of two hikes with your guide, or just relax and continue exploring this magnificent citadel on your own. In the late afternoon, you return to Cuzco aboard the Hiram Bingham.
Cuzco - Lima
Prepare for your morning transfer to the airport and your flight to Lima. Upon arrival, you will be met and assisted with your connection for your international flight home.
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