If your independent spirit is filling your dreams with new heights in adventure, just point your compass south to soar higher in the Andes and the heart of Peru. This Independence by Globus holiday in South America shares the spectacular sights of magnificent Machu Picchu – the “Lost City of the Incas.” Your Peruvian holiday begins in Cusco where you’ll begin with on an overnight adventure through the Sacred Valley of the Incas. Next stop, Machu Picchu! Board the Vistadome train to Aguas Calientes before ascending the mountain to Machu Picchu. Take the once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to watch the sunrise over Machu Picchu and see the mile-long aqueduct, holy houses, and remarkable temple ruins. You’ll also explore a wealth of ancient ruins that defy explanation and encounter the captivating cultures that live on in the Sacred Valley and Cusco. Timeless temples, textiles, and tantalising dishes are all on the menu on this free-spirited sojourn in Peru, including the I-time you crave to explore the extraordinary culture of Peru on your own. Truly a dream come true!
- Transportation: As outlined in the day-by-day itinerary.
- Guides: In Cusco
- Guests will be met at the Cusco airport by the Local Host to begin the included sightseeing on day 1. Therefore, arrival transfers are included for all guests. We recommend that you schedule flights to arrive no later than 11 am due to included sightseeing on this day.
- Maximum enjoyment of this holiday requires walking on cobblestone streets, uneven pathways, and climbing stairs. Elevations exceeding 10,000 feet can make even modest exertion a challenge. Maximum elevation on this tour is 12,000 ft.
- For your overnight stay in the Sacred Valley, you will only be allowed to bring an overnight bag weighing no more than 5kgs due to luggage restrictions on the train. Your main luggage will be stored at the Cusco hotel where you will return.