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Itinerary and Pricing Land Tour
Machu Picchu and the Sacred Valley: The Ultimate Inca Experience

February 19 to February 25, 2026

$3,895 USD

per person based on double occupancy 

Map

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  • Day 1: Lima, Perú
  • Day 2: Lima
  • Day 3: Pisac, Urubamba Valley
  • Day 4: Chinchero, Maras Salt Mines, and Moray, Urubamba Valley
  • Day 5: Machu Picchu
  • Day 6: Machu Picchu and Cusco
  • Day 7: Cusco, Perú

Itinerary

  • Lima city photo

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    Day 1: Lima, Perú
    The Adventure Begins

    Arrive in Lima, a bustling metropolis and one of South America’s largest cities!

     Upon your independent arrival in the city, make your way to the hotel's welcome desk. Take the opportunity to get acquainted with your journey’s host, settle in, and prepare for the exciting adventure ahead.

    Meals included: None

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    Day 2: Lima
    Immerse Yourself in Lima's Rich History

    Embark on a guided tour where you’ll discover the most attractive and important sites in Lima, famously known as the City of Kings. Visit Lima's Historical Centre and admire iconic landmarks like Plaza San Martin, Plaza Mayor, the Government Palace, and the City Hall.

    Stop at the Larco Museum, for an excellent overview of Perú’s ancient past as it holds the best private collection of pre-Columbian art in the country. Tour through this old Hacienda House in the Pueblo Libre district, which was built upon a pre-Incan sacred site (huaca), housing the private collection of a great Peruvian scholar, Don Rafael Larco Hoyle.

    Later, indulge in a delicious meal at Café del Museo Restaurant, located within the Museum compound.

    Meals included: Breakfast and lunch.

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    Day 3: Pisac, Urubamba Valley
    Learn about the Art of Andean Textiles and Explore Pisac

    En route to the Sacred Valley of the Incas, or Urubamba Valley, we will make a fascinating stop at an Andean textile centre that aims to preserve the remarkable artistry of Incan textiles. Learn about different techniques and instruments that have been used for hundreds of years in the weaving of these famous textiles. You may even be tempted to bring home a piece or two.

    Journey to the town of Pisac, famed for its hilltop ruins overlooking the valley in all its splendour. Step back in time as you wander through the Inti Watana group, showcasing a stunning array of architectural marvels such as the Temple of the Sun, baths, altars, water fountains, a grand ceremonial platform, and an Intihuatana Stone—a volcanic ritual stone used by the Inca as both an astronomical clock and calendar to define the turning of the seasons.

    Meals included: Breakfast and a boxed lunch.

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    Day 4: Chinchero, Maras Salt Mines, and Moray, Urubamba Valley
    Explore the Sacred Valley of the Incas

    Spend a day exploring the Sacred Valley of the Incas—a sixty-kilometre valley boasting well-preserved archaeological sites, captivating history and culture, and breathtaking landscapes.

    Journey to the town of Chinchero, an authentic Andean village brimming with charm. Discover the colonial church that houses a magnificent collection of paintings from the Cusquenian School of Art.

    Uncover the wonder of Maras Salt Mines, where generations have preserved and managed the extraction of salt from natural springs. The seemingly never-ending terraces create a spectacular sight as the sun's rays dance upon the vividly coloured salt deposits. Witness this mesmerizing display and learn about the incredible ingenuity of the Incas in harnessing nature's resources.

    Experience the awe-inspiring sight of the Moray terraces, where immense cone-shaped depressions house circular formations resembling colossal fingerprints. These unique structures create microclimates at different elevations, believed to have served as a platform for experimental crop cultivation by the Incas.

    Meals included: Breakfast and lunch.

  • Train 360 view

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    Day 5: Machu Picchu
    Marvel at Stunning Landscapes and Visit the Lost City of the Incas

    In the morning, visit the Ollantaytambo fortress, where visible evidence of its construction during the arrival of the Spaniards can still be seen. This fortress was believed to have been constructed to guard the entrance to this part of the valley and protect it from possible invasions of tribes from the jungle lowlands.

    Embark on an incredible train journey from the station to the renowned Inca Citadel of Machu Picchu. This majestic city, perched atop a mountain and abandoned by the Inca Empire, fell into the embrace of the jungle, remaining lost to humanity until its rediscovery in 1911. During your voyage, be mesmerized by the ever-changing landscape—from the lofty Andean highlands to the beginning of the jungle, known as the “eyebrow of the jungle” and arriving in the town of Aguas Calientes.

    Enjoy a thrilling twenty-minute ride up to the elevated citadel of Machu Picchu (3,400 metres above sea level), also known as the Lost City of the Incas. Here, we'll be guided through this extraordinary urban creation of the Inca Empire, marvelling at the colossal walls, terraces, and ramps that appear as though they have been organically carved into the continuous rock escarpments.

    Meals included: Breakfast, lunch, and dinner.

  • Machu picchu view

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    Day 6: Machu Picchu and Cusco
    Discover the Wonders of Machu Picchu

    Embark on another journey to Machu Picchu, where you will have the opportunity to deepen your knowledge and immerse yourself in its grandeur once again. Accompanied by your knowledgeable guide, revisit the site and explore its hidden corners, marvel at the astonishing architectural achievements that have stood the test of time, and be awed by the breathtaking views that surround you.

    Take advantage of the freedom to further explore the sites that caught your attention during your initial visit. This extraordinary opportunity allows you to forge a more intimate connection with Machu Picchu, indulging in its magnificence at your own pace. Whether you choose to leisurely wander along the spectacular terraces or to breathe in the tranquillity and beauty of the Temple of the Sun, every moment spent at Machu Picchu is a treasure to be cherished.

    In the afternoon, bid farewell to this breathtaking site and board the train for a picturesque voyage to Cusco.

    Meals included: Breakfast, lunch, and dinner.

  • Historical centre cusco

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    Day 7: Cusco, Perú
    A Fond Farewell

    Indulge in a guided tour of Cusco, the Imperial City, and witness firsthand the finest examples of Inca history and architecture that grace its streets. Immerse yourself in the rich cultural heritage of South America’s archaeological capital by exploring the city’s stone streets on foot.

    Discover the city's most significant historical monuments, which serve as a testament to the diverse influences it has experienced throughout history. Marvel at the Plaza de Armas, the heart of Cusco, and behold the magnificent Cathedral. Dating back to the Spanish viceroyalty period, the Cathedral showcases impressive red granite slabs in the Renaissance style, while its interior boasts baroque-style silverwork.

    Explore the Santo Domingo Church, built upon the foundations of the Inca Temple Koricancha, dedicated to Inti (the Inca god of the sun).

    In the afternoon we’ll say our farewells. You have an included transfer to Alejandro Velasco Astete International Airport if you're flying home today, otherwise, enjoy some extra time exploring the former capital of the Inca Empire.

    Meals included: Breakfast.

Accommodation

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    Pullman Lima Miraflores

    Nestled in Miraflores' exclusive district, this property offers ocean proximity, colonial charm, and Costa Verde views. It features a restaurant, bars, gym, and a rooftop pool. Savour Peruvian cuisine at Plural Restaurant and Lounge, and enjoy signature cocktails at Ambra Rooftop Bar with breathtaking sunset views.

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    Aranwa Sacred Valley Hotel & Wellness

    Aranwa Sacred Valley Hotel and Wellness, set on a seventeenth century colonial hacienda beside the Vilcanota River, is a scenic ninety-minute drive from Cusco. It features colonial and modern rooms and offers access to the Hacienda Yaravilca, a chapel, art gallery, orchid garden, and hummingbird-filled green spaces.

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    Sumaq Machu Picchu Hotel

    Sumaq Machu Picchu Hotel, celebrated by Condé Nast Traveller and Travel and Leisure, sits at the base of Machu Picchu by the Vilcanota River. This contemporary Andean-style hotel boasts stunning mountain views, personalized luxury, innovative Peruvian cuisine, and a tranquil spa.

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    Hotel Aranwa Cusco Boutique

    Situated in the Inca city's core, just two blocks from Plaza de Armas, this hotel offers forty-three rooms and suites in a sixteenth century colonial style, providing extra comfort with 30% more oxygen to alleviate altitude sickness.

Details

  • Land Tour

    Machu Picchu and the Sacred Valley: The Ultimate Inca Experience

    February 19 to February 25, 2026

    $3,895 USD

  • Single Supplement: $850 USD

  • Starts: Lima, Perú 

    Ends: Cusco, Perú

  • Tour duration: 7 days
  • Age Limitation: 8 and over
  • Fitness Level: Some light hiking up to 2km twice a day. High altitude considerations.
  • Flights: We can assist with connecting flights from Ecuador to Lima for those coming from the Galápagos expedition
  • Group Size: 15-35
  • Cruise Payments: International Cruise fares are priced in US dollars and are per person, per Cruise. A $1,000 USD deposit per person, per cruise is required to register. Your final balance for the Cruise is due 120 days prior to the scheduled departure date (“Departure Date”). All late payments are subject to a penalty of 1.5% interest per month, or 18% per annum. Adventure Canada reserves the right to cancel your booking if it is not paid within 120 days of the Departure Date or deny boarding due to any unpaid balances, without a refund to you. Name changes are not permitted.
  • Cancellation by the Passenger: Adventure Canada receiving a written notice of cancellation at least 121 days prior to the Departure Date, you shall receive a refund of the amount paid for the Cruise, less an administrative penalty of $500 USD per person, per Cruise. If a written notice of cancellation is received by Adventure Canada between 91 and 120 days prior to the Departure Date, the cancellation penalty is 65% of your total cruise cost. A refund of 35% of the amount paid for the Cruise will be issued provided the passenger is up to date on all payments. In the event of a cancellation made 95 days or less before the scheduled date of departure, you will forfeit any amount paid for the Cruise to that date. For these and other reasons mentioned within these Terms and Conditions, you are strongly advised to obtain comprehensive cancellation insurance at the time of registration.
  • Travel Insurance: A minimum of Emergency Medical and Evacuation Insurance is mandatory for participation in all Adventure Canada Cruises. You must carry a minimum of $500,000 USD per person emergency medical and evacuation coverage.
  • Future Travel Credit: Future Travel Credits do not apply to and will not be issued for any cancellation reason by the passenger.

Inclusions and Exclusions

Included:

  • Excursions with local guides
  • All entrance fees to the sites
  • Meals as indicated in the above itinerary
  • Hotel accommodation
  • Porterage tips
  • Permanent assistance during the trip
  • Private excursion to Machu Picchu, February 23 and 24

Not Included:

  • Travel/Medical insurance 
  • Items of a personal nature 
  • Any expenses incurred due to itinerary changes beyond our control 
  • Alcoholic beverages and laundry 
  • Flights to Lima, Perú / from Cusco, Perú
  • Gratuities 

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