6 Nights: Lima, Cusco, Sacred Valley and Machu Picchu

Experience Cusco close up before heading to the Sacred Valley and Machu Picchu. Expert guides accompany you, bringing fascinating ancient cultures to life.

Luxury Hotel Lima
Day 1


Belmond Miraflores Park

A representative of Belmond will greet you in Lima and escort you to Belmond Miraflores Park

A great cultural city, Lima is known for its many museums, galleries and archaeological sites, as well as festivals, cutting-edge cuisine and colourful markets.

Day 2&3


Belmond Palacio Nazarenas

Fly to Cusco and enjoy an afternoon sightseeing tour with Jorge Escobar Medrano, Cusco Cathedral Curator and Chair Professor of History at the local university. 

The next day, visit Tambomachay, an ancient Inca religious site, and the remains of Qenqo, a labyrinth of staircases and channels carved into a rocky hilltop. 

Continue on to the formidable Inca fortress of Sacsayhuaman, with its wonderful panoramic view of Cusco.

Lunch today is at the innovative MAP Café at the Pre-Columbian Art Museum, where you can enjoy the institution’s excellent displays. 

Explore the streets of Cusco, dominated by dramatic Inca walls.

Day 4

Sacred Valley

Belmond Palacio Nazarenas

Enjoy a full-day tour of the Sacred Valley. 

Travel to Chinchero, and visit the textile workshop of Nilda Callañaupa. Discover traditional weaving techniques and the role of textiles in contemporary Andean culture. Continue to Belmond Hotel Rio Sagrado, where you'll enjoy a delicious lunch and take part in a shaman ceremony beside the river.

OPTION 1: OLLANTAYTAMBO Climb the steep stone steps to admire the view down the valley and the huge, pink-granite monoliths that form the Temple of the Sun. 

OPTION 2: FOR SHOPPERS Shop for world-class pottery at the Pablo Seminario workshop in the town of Urubamba. Return to your hotel in Cusco.

Luxury Train to Machu Picchu
Day 5

Machu Picchu

Belmond Sanctuary Lodge

Travel to Machu Picchu on board the luxurious Belmond Hiram Bingham train. 

Explore Machu Picchu in unrivalled depth with your host, Alfredo Mormontoy Atayupanqui, the site’s former resident archaeologist. Tonight you will stay at the Belmond Sanctuary Lodge, located beside the citadel.

Day 6

Machu Picchu - Cusco

Belmond Palacio Nazarenas

Rise early and enjoy a walk through Machu Picchu at sunrise. Then choose to take one of two hikes with your guide, or just relax and continue exploring this magnificent citadel on your own. In the late afternoon, you return to Cusco aboard the Belmond Hiram Bingham train.

Day 7

Cusco - Lima


Prepare for your morning transfer to the airport and your flight to Lima. Upon arrival, you will be met and assisted with your connection for your international flight home.


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Essential Peru is a distillation of the country's richness and diversity. Explore all the highlights from Lima to Machu Picchu.


Experience Cusco close up before heading to the Sacred Valley and Machu Picchu. Expert guides bring fascinating ancient cultures to life.


Explore all the highlights, from Lima through to Machu Picchu. Plus special experiences off the beaten track…


Hike Inca trails, ride Paso horses, raft along the Urubamba River. All of the key experiences, plus high energy thrills.