Spend the night hanging off the side of a mountain in Cusco, Peru! This one-of-a-kind experience can be yours in 2023! The Sacred Valley of the Incas is the cradle of one of the most enigmatic civilizations in history and home to one very special UNESCO World Heritage Site: Machu Picchu. Peru is quite a destination, as you’ll discover over six fascinating days exploring the country. Visit beautiful colonial cities, impressive archeological sites, and discover some of the most spectacular landscapes on the planet en route to the magnificent Machu Picchu citadel and mountain.
- 7 Days / 6 Nights
- Departure: Lima
- An adventure-filled experience in the historic Sacred Valley
- Perfect for adventurous friends or couples
- Includes shared tours of Lima, archeological sites around Cusco and of Machu Picchu
- Price per person, minimum 2 people
- *In high demand: book at least 3 months in advance
- *Disclaimer: Climbing is required. If you're afraid of heights, this might not be for you! Talk to us to learn more
- GUIDE: English-speaking guide.
- ACCOMMODATION: 2 nights in Lima, 1 night in Cusco, 1 night in Urubamba, 1 night in Cusco
- TRANSFERS: Private transfers from and to the airport. Shared transfers from and to the train stations. Train to Machu Picchu round trip in Expedition service (PeruRail)
- TOURS: Shared tours and admission fees to places mentioned in itinerary
- MEALS: Daily breakfasts and lunch in Aguas Calientes
- 24/7 Help and support service
- AIRFARE: International and domestic flights not included. Domestic flights available upon request
DAY 1 | Lima
Arrive at Jorge Chavez International Airport in Lima, where a representative will be waiting to greet you and a private transportation service will transfer you to your hotel. Take it easy and plan the day on your own. If you want to jump straight into it, we can book alternative activities for you. Do you want to visit one of Lima’s top-rated restaurants? We can help you with reservations!
DAY 2 | Lima
You will be picked up from your hotel to visit the Historical Center of Lima. Their route will start at Casa Aliaga, a colonial mansion, given in 1535 by Francisco Pizarro to one of their captains, Jerónimo de Aliaga. This is the only house of the time, that belongs to the same family to the present day. Then, they will visit the Main Square, declared Cultural Heritage of Humanity by UNESCO, comprised by imposing historical buildings, that are still part of political and cultural life. They will come up close to the Cathedral of Lima, built in the XVI century. Finally, finish at the Larco Museum, located in the traditional district of Pueblo Libre, and lodged in a beautifully restored vice-royal mansion, which was built over a Pre-Columbian pyramid from the VII century. The museum lodges a full collection of Pre-Hispanic objects of gold and silver, as well as pieces of erotic art.
DAY 3 | Lima - Cusco
Enjoy a pleasant transfer from the selected hotel to Lima airport.
Enjoy a comfortable transfer from Cusco Airport to your hotel. A representative will meet and greet you, and then transfer you to the selected hotel in Cusco.
The BTC or Cusco Tourist Ticket (Boleto Turístico de Cusco) is a pass which gets you into the main archaeological sites and museums in and around Cusco. The complete BTC includes access to the sites of interest closest to the city (Sacsayhuamán, Qenqo, Puka Pukara and Tambomachay); the Sacred Valley Circuit (Ollantaytambo, Pisac, Moray and Chinchero); and the city museums and the Southern Valley circuit: (the Coricancha site Museum, the Regional History Museum, the Contemporary Art Museum, Pachacutec's Monument, the Popular Art Museum, Qosqo Centre of Native Art and the archaeological sites of Tipón and Pikillacta).
Enjoy a guided tour of this charming city, which was the capital of the Inca Empire. The tour begins with a visit to the Convent of Santo Domingo, which was built over the Inca temple of Coricancha, one of the most important precincts dedicated to the cult of the sun. Ancient chronicles say that its walls were covered with gold leaf and filled with golden representations of nature. Next, visit the Cathedral, the most imposing monument in the Plaza de Armas. Then head to the hills of Cusco where the fortress of Sacsayhuaman is located, whose imposing walls offer an impressive panoramic view of Cusco. Continue to Qenqo, an archaeological complex of religious use where it is believed that the Incas practiced rituals related to agriculture. Continue the tour to Puka Pukara, the "red fort" in Quechua; an architectural complex of supposed military use, with multiple environments, plazas, baths, aqueducts and towers. It is believed to have been used by the Inca entourage while the leader rested in Tambomachay, which is the last archaeological stop on the tour. It is believed that it was an enclosure of water worship, which had an extraordinary hydraulic system. At the end of the tour, return to your hotel.
DAY 4 | Skylodge
You will be picked up from your hotel and transferred to Pachar at noon. After a safety talk, you will receive the equipment to climb and begin the ascent to the Skylodge, a unique capsule-shaped hotel that hangs next to a mountain in the Sacred Valley of the Incas. Upon arrival, you will be greeted with coffee or coca leaf tea and will participate in a safety and operation talk of the hotel. Then you will enjoy dinner. Overnight in the Skylodge.
DAY 5 | Zip-lining
Early in the morning, you will receive a coffee or coca leaf tea in your suite. Then you will have breakfast and later start the descent according to the type of activity chosen (zip-line or via ferrata). A transportation service will be waiting for you to take you back to the city of Cusco where you will arrive around 1 in the afternoon.
DAY 6 | Machu Picchu
You will be picked up from your hotel in Urubamba and transferred to the Ollantaytambo train station.
Train tickets in Expedition service to Machu Picchu for full day tour. From / to the Ollanta or Poroy station / return to Ollanta or Poroy station.
After breakfast at the hotel, your journey to Machu Picchu begins with a train ride Aguas Calientes, also known as Machu Picchu Pueblo, the last stop before entering the most important archaeological site in Peru. In Aguas Calientes you will find a craft market, restaurants and, for those who prefer to spend the night at the foot of the mountain and climb early in the morning, hotels for all budgets. Take a short bus ride up to Machu Picchu, the architectural and engineering masterpiece that once served as a sanctuary and refuge for the Inca ruler Pachacutec. Machu Picchu, which means Old Mountain, is a UNESCO-listed World Heritage Site and one of the Seven New Wonders of the World. At the end of the tour, take a bus back to Aguas Calientes. In the afternoon you’ll be taken to Aguas Calientes station, where you will board the train back to Cusco.
Enjoy a delicious lunch at Cafe Inkaterra
A vehicle will be waiting for you at the train station of Ollantaytambo to transfer you to your hotel in Cusco.
DAY 7 | Cusco
Enjoy a pleasant transfer from the selected hotel to the airport. A representative will assist you along the way.