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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 | Machu Picchu | Andean Village, Maras and Moray | 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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72%
 

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, a tributary of the Amazon. Visit the bustling and colourful market town of Pisac, which sells some of the finest crafts in Peru. After a good lunch at a country restaurant, explore the superb Inca ruins at Ollantaytambo, with beautiful views along the valley. The Inca’s retreated here after the Spanish conquered Cusco. Then continue to the colonial village of Chincheros set high above the Sacred Valley. From Chincheros, enjoy the amazing views of patchwork fields with the back drop of Cordillera Vilcabamba mountain range in the distance.

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89%
 

Machu Picchu

£270

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.

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96%
 

Andean Village, Maras and Moray

£75

This full day excursion starts with a visit to the terraced salt pans of Maras above the Sacred Valley. The 3,000 salt evaporation ponds give one of the most beautiful, and unusual, views in Peru. Then continue to the Andean community of Misminay, where people from the village will demonstrate ancient agricultural techniques dating back to the time of the Incas. After a traditional lunch in the community, continue to Moray, overlooking the Sacred Valley. The huge circular terraces were used by the Incas as an agricultural experimental centre, with each terrace at a different height having a different temperature.

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85%
 

Excursion Package

£359

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 £310

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.

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98%
 

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.