Itinerary Inspiration - Peru's

Incan Empire

Scared Valley Cusco & Machu Picchu

A pocket of Peru's best

Start your journey in Lima, once South America’s richest country and hailed the ‘City of Kings’ by the Spanish conquistadors. Spend a day with your guide exploring the city’s highlights – a mix of colonial heritage, Latin passion and glamour with its fine museums, monuments, excellent cuisine and nightlife. Some of the places you may explore while in town include the Plaza de Armas, the Monasterio de San Francisco, the historic site of Huaca Pucllana, or the elegant and trendy neighbourhood of Barranco.

Make your way to the Sacred Valley, a beautiful stretch of small villages and ancient ruins spread across broad plains and rugged mountain slopes. Visit Moray’s amphitheatre-like terraces, the Inca salt mines of Maras, the fortress of Ollantaytambo, Pisac’s colourful markets and from here take the train to explore the UNESCO World Heritage site and citadel of Machu Picchu.

The final leg of your itinerary brings you to Peru’s most popular destination, Cusco, the ancient capital of the Inca Empire where you have three nights to explore the cobblestone streets, Inca Temples and colonial buildings. Some time spent here with a guide fits in nicely with learning about the local culture and history, then with some time at leisure to explore, for foodie adventures, to shop, people watch and more.

An exploration of the Sacred Valley and Cusco can easily be completed standalone or fits in nicely with more time spent in either Peru, or elsewhere in South America.

You will love

  • Visiting Moray & Maras
  • Train journey through astonishing scenery
  • Walking about Machu Picchu
  • Learning about Peru’s history



This itinerary provides the perfect framework for a spectacular journey but it is an example only. All journeys will be individually designed and quoted on a case by case basis.


Arrive to Lima and check into your accommodation. The evening is at leisure.


Enjoy a walking tour of the historic and colonial quarter of Lima. After lunch, some time is at leisure to explore Barranco or for a nap if required. Dinner is scheduled at Central this evening.


Transfer to the airport and fly to Cusco. Drive to the Sacred Valley and check into your accommodation. The afternoon and evening is at leisure to enjoy the activities at the lodge such as visiting the ecological farm or some of the walking trails.


Explore by vehicle the Andean agricultural laboratory of Moray and the salt mines of Maras in the sacred valley along with the textile centre of Chinchero.


Take the Vistadome train to Aguas Calientes and journey to Machu Picchu to explore the ancient citadel with your guide. Later this afternoon check into your accommodation for the evening.


Take the train back towards Cusco, and check into your accommodation. The remainder of the afternoon and evening is at leisure.


This morning head out with your guide for a half day city tour of Cusco. Later head to Pisac to visit the markets and admire local Peruvians in their traditional attire.


A full day is at leisure today to explore Cusco. Walk about the cobbled streets, head to the markets and shops, and perhaps visit the ruins of Sacsayhuaman.


After breakfast check out of your accommodation and end of arrangements.


A selection of the finest lodges

Hotel B – Lima

Hotel B has the feeling of a restored Grand Dame with a cheeky twist, integrating vintage and designer furniture with a unique art collection. This exquisite hotel caters for those looking for a luxurious Lima experience along with artistically-keen explorers interested in immersing themselves in Barranco’s art and culture scenes. Read More

Hacienda Urubamba – Sacred Valley

Conveniently located between Ollantaytambo and the historical city of Cusco, Hacienda Urubamba draws architectural inspiration from local farmhouse designs in the region, combined with traditional, authentic, colonial flair. Hacienda Urubamba is an intimate lodge experience in the heart of the Sacred Valley. Read More

Machu Picchu Pueblo – Aguas Calientes

Located at 2,450 metres above sea level the Inkaterra Machu Picchu hotel sits on 12 serene acres of natural paradise, just across from the train station of Machu Picchu Pueblo. Machu Picchu Pueblo Hotel offers luxury within in a tranquil setting and is the perfect base for exploring the ancient Inca ruins of Machu Picchu. Read More

La Casona – Cusco

La Casona is located at the Plaza las Nazarenas, Cusco. The city's first boutique hotel, surrounded by cobblestone streets, reflects the city's mélange of cultures and traditions. Stay in the heart of Cusco and experience the tranquility and repose La Casona once offered to illustrious travellers who visited in earlier times. Read More

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