Machu Picchu, Sacred Valley & Lake Titicaca

5.0 reviews
lady in traditional dress lake titicaca

Explore the quieter corners of Lake Titicaca...

smiling weaver chinchero sacred valley

And delve deeper into Andean and Inca culture...

cycling across the chinchero plain in peru's sacred valley

As you explore Peru with private Pura guides...

hotel in cusco

... And stay in delightful small hotels

smiling lady with chicha in peru's sacred valley

By introducing you to the people...

locals dancing in traditional dress n taquile island

This trip builds deeper, lasting connections with Peru...

children playing volleyball uros islands lake titicaca

As you visit Lake Titicaca's island communities...

pisac market in the sacred valley

... And the rural market villages of the Sacred Valley

hiking peru's inca trail

You can also hike the last part of the Inca Trail...

machu picchu and llama

To reach Machu Picchu at its quietest, without camping...

cobbled street in cusco

See below for more & get in touch for full details


Inca ruins at their quietest; epic scenery all around. But what brings it all to life are the people, who generously share their crafts, traditions, cuisine and ways of life as you explore the Andes with private Pura guides.

  • Private Pura guides
  • Inca & Andes culture
  • Vibrant local markets
  • One-day Inca Trail
  • Machu Picchu at its best
  • Island communities
  • Weavers & shepherds
  • Special places to stay
Read Full Itinerary

What's Included

Key Inclusions

9 nights in first-class hotels

All breakfasts

6 x lunches

4 x dinners

All transfers and transportation

Internal flight

Train tickets

Guided activities as described

Guided Activities

Private full-day cultural experience

Private full-day Maras & Moray with cycling

Private one-day Royal Inca Trail hike

Royal Inca Trail permits

Private half-day tour to Machu Picchu

Machu Picchu entrances

Private two-hour weavers visit

Private half-day guided hike near Cusco

Private full-day Cusco tour

Private full-day Lake Titicaca tour

5* Service

We have personally experienced & loved every aspect of this trip

Travel Guide App with advice, background information and recommendations

ABTOT / ATOL Financial protection

Local support throughout

24/7 emergency support

Industry-leading 160% carbon capture

Please note: International flights not included


Day 1

Settle into the Sacred Valley

Your travels begin as you land in Cusco, where your private guide will be waiting. Importantly, they stay with you throughout your time in the Sacred Valley, Machu Picchu and Cusco. Begin with a visit to the monumental terraces of Pisac before settling into a small hotel in the heart of the Sacred Valley. Its gardens are a flower-filled trove, with quinoa, kiwicha and elderberry grown for the restaurant.

Day 2

Experience the valley's rich Inca culture

Day 3

Cycle between famous Inca sites

Day 4

Follow the Inca Trail to Machu Picchu

Day 5

Return to Machu Picchu in the quiet afternoon

Day 6

Continue to Cusco via a weaving co-operative

Day 7

Discover the Inca's imperial city

Day 8

Cross the Altiplano to Lake Titicaca

Day 9

Sail between Lake Titicaca's islands

Day 10

Fly home via Lima

Memorable moments you can look forward to...

Peru sacred valley market vegetables pura aventura

Be the only tourist...

In a typical Andean market

Peru sacred valley chris bladon 3


At stellar mountain views

Peru sacred valley chris bladon 5


The colour of local life

Peru sacred valley chris bladon 7

Find out...

How Peruvian's bake bread

Peru sacred valley chris bladon 2

Lose track of time...

Watching hummingbirds feast

Peru mobile chris bladon 1


Your first sip of chicha morada

Peru pisac sacred valley istock

Step back in time...

At monumental Inca ruins

Peru sacred valley saltworks in maras

Follow old trails...

To the Maras salt mines

Peru cusco to puno chris bladon 3

Chance upon...

Local farmers high in the hills

Inca Trail


The one-day Royal Inca Trail

Peru inca trail Winay Wayna istock

Make like an explorer...

As you pass hidden Inca ruins

Peru machu piccha val leal bennett

Play spot the people...

As you arrive to Machu Picchu

Peru machu picchu machu picchu

look closer...

And there's still no one there

Llama at machu picchu chris bladon

Say hello...

To the welcome party

Peru lima woman pisco sour istock

Fall in love...

With Peru's Pisco sours

Peru cusco huchuyqosqo traditional food


On the flavours of the Sacred Valley

Peru sacred valley chinchero weavers simling loom

Be awed by...

The skill of Chinchero's weavers

Peru sacred valley chinchero weaver dying wool over stove

Learn about...

Inca traditions being kept alive


Gaze out...

Over the red rooftops of Cusco

Peru altiplano orient express train trans andino20180829 76980 9c97h9

Cross the Altiplano...

By panoramic train

Peru lake titicaca titicaca lake from taquile island in the peruvian andes at puno

Be moved by...

The rare beauty of Lake Titicaca

Peru lake titicaca chris bladon 3

Mingle with locals...

With unique stories to tell

Peru lake titicaca chris bladon 2

See what office life...

Looks like on the lake

Local kids playing volleyball uros islands lake titicaca chris bladon

Catch glimpses...

Of everyday Titicaca life

lake titicaca the largest high altitude lake in the world

Stop for a minute...

And soak in those views

Frequently Asked Questions

What makes this trip special?

Why should I travel to Peru with Pura Aventura?

Where do I fly to and from?

When is the best time for this trip?

How active is this trip?

What are the hotels like?

What do I do when meals are not included?

Will I meet the locals?

Will altitude be a problem?

Can I make changes to this trip?

Your Pura Aventura holidays

Argentina patagonia calafate perito moreno boat ride nibepo c glaciar sur

Exceptional Holidays

Best-in-class holidays & service - is what our clients say they love about our trips, as noted in the highest possible 5* Feefo Platinum Award.

ATOL and ABTOT protected.

2018 Corp w Tag Black L

Travel Positive

Travelling with one of the first UK travel companies to be certified B Corp means your holiday, according to Which?, meets "the highest standards of social and environmental performance".

Spain picos de europa centenary group covadonga shepherd humartini gamoneu cheese

Beautifully Local

Holidays away from the crowds, crafted to give you a more authentic, local experience. Small-scale accommodation, exceptional guides & in-depth local knowledge.