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Incas & Conquistadors | Lima   Cusco (for Machu Picchu)

Incas & Conquistadors | Lima Cusco (for Machu Picchu)


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Excursions

Excursions

The Incas & Conquistadors holiday allows you to take the following optional excursions:

Colonial Lima | Inca Cusco | Sacred Valley | Sacred Valley Two Night Discovery | Machu Picchu | Excursion Package | A Night at Machu Picchu | Short Inca Trail


Colonial Lima

£30

This half-day guided tour takes you to the colonial heart of Lima. Visit the cathedral, where the conquistador Francisco Pizarro is buried, and beautiful monasteries and palaces. Enter the macabre catacombs of San Francisco, and then return to the modern districts of Mirafores and San Isidro to visit the pre-Inca site of Huaca Pucllana.

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Overall
76%
 

Inca Cusco

£70

A guided half-day tour of Inca sites in and around Cusco. Visit the Inca temple of Qoricancha, the most sacred building of the Inca Empire. Then explore the incredible Inca fortress of Sacsayhuaman, where a ferce battle between the Incas and the Conquistadors took place, and the Inca sites of Qenko, Puca Pucara and Tambo Machay. This excursion includes the Cusco tourist ticket, which gives you access to many additional sites in and around the city.

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86%
 

Sacred Valley

£75

This full-day excursion visits the Sacred Valley of the Incas, with the snow-capped Andes towering over the bubbling Urubamba River. Visit the colonial village and archaeological ruins at Chincheros, with great views of patchwork fields. After lunch in a country restaurant, continue to the superb Inca ruins at Ollantaytambo. A visit to the ‘living Inca town’ here is fascinating. Evening return to Cusco, or extend your stay in the Sacred Valley by also taking the Sacred Valley Two Night Discovery excursion. Please note that for 2015 departures the market town of Pisac is also visited.

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88%
 

Sacred Valley Two Night Discovery

£110

Spend more time in the Sacred Valley on this two-night excursion. Instead of returning to Cusco after the Sacred Valley excursion, you are taken to your attractive hotel in the heart of the valley, where you can enjoy the late afternoon relaxing in the gardens. Set out the next morning to explore the 3,000 terraced salt evaporation ponds of Maras before continuing to Moray, huge circular terraces used by the Incas as an experimental agricultural centre. Then visit the Andean community of Misminay, where locals prepare lunch for you before demonstrating ancient agricultural techniques dating back to the Incas. You return to your hotel in the Sacred Valley in the late afternoon. The following day, travel to Machu Pichu or return to Cusco. The price displayed includes two nights in the Sonesta Posada del Inca, you can upgrade to the superior Hotel Sol y Luna for a supplement of £70.

Please note that you need to take the Sacred Valley Excursion in order to do this excursion.

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Overall
90%
 

Machu Picchu

£295

An early start from Cusco, taking a bus and then the Vistadome train, with wonderful views of snowy peaks of the Andes as the train descends the beautiful Urubamba Valley. The vegetation becomes increasingly tropical as you approach the high jungle below Machu Picchu.

Take a bus from the valley up the mountain and enter the site. You are immediately confronted by a combination of stunning mountain scenery and well-preserved Inca ruins, making this one of the wonders of the world. These were only rediscovered in 1911 after lying abandoned for centuries.

Take a fascinating guided tour of the site, visiting the Temple of the Sun, the Temple of the Three Windows and the Intihuatana, which the Incas used to ‘tie’ the sun to the earth at the winter solstice.

After a buffet lunch next to the ruins, board the train to Cusco, arriving in the evening.

Llama Travel Customer Ratings

Overall
95%
 

Excursion Package

£399

Take our 4 optional excursions (Machu Picchu, Sacred Valley, Inca Cusco and Colonial Lima) for a special price.

 

A Night at Machu Picchu

from £35

A night at Machu Picchu allows you to explore the ruins in the late afternoon and in the early morning light the next day when there are fewer visitors present. You can also discover the beautiful surrounding area. After your tour of the Inca ruins, check in to your hotel in the valley below the ruins. You have a free day in the area before returning to Cusco the following afternoon.

Please ask if you are interested in a 2 night stay at Machu Picchu. The bus and Machu Picchu entrance for the second day are not included.

 

Short Inca Trail

from £330

If you like the idea of arriving at Machu Picchu on foot, after trekking through the Andes, but do not want to walk for four days to get there, the Short Inca Trail is the perfect option.

You catch a bus then a train to the start point of the trail at Chachabamba. The path climbs steeply, arriving at the spectacular Inca site of Wiñay Wayna in about 3 hours. After a packed lunch, you continue, reaching the Sun Gate in the late afternoon for your first, magnificent, view of Machu Picchu. Saving the ruins for the next day, you descend to the valley for a good night’s sleep in your hotel.

The following morning you return to Machu Picchu for a guided tour of the Inca ruins. You can then explore the site further before your return train to Cusco.

The excursion includes a professional guide, train, bus and entrance tickets and hotel accommodation. Lunch on the first day and breakfast at your hotel are included. An overnight bag will be taken to your hotel in Aguas Calientes while you are on the trail.

The 9-mile long trail climbs rapidly for the first half of the walk, with a maximum altitude of 2,600 metres, so a good level of fitness is required. It may not be suitable if you suffer from vertigo.

Llama Travel Customer Ratings

Overall
97%
 

Excursion Package
(excluding Machu Picchu)

£129

For customers walking the Inca Trail or the Short Inca Trail, take our 3 optional excursions (Colonial Lima, Inca Cusco, Sacred Valley) for a special price. This package excludes Machu Picchu, as the Machu Picchu entrance fee and return train are already included.