Inca Heartland: Machu Picchu & Sacred Valley

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The Inca heartland is the Peru of your imagination...

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... A place of ancient civilisations, explorers and mystery

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But it's also a place where Inca culture still thrives...

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Where locals keep traditional crafts alive...

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... And work the land like their ancestors did

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Explore it all with your private Pura guide...

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Stay in three memorable hotels...

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And walk the one-day Royal Inca Trail...

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... Arriving to Machu Picchu long after the crowds have gone

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This is Peru, Pura Aventura style...

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... Built around the people and stories of the Sacred Valley

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Explore Peru's Inca heartland as guests of our Pura Aventura family. Meet the shepherds, farmers and weavers of small Andean communities; uncover the stories of old Cusco and walk the last stretch of the Inca Trail to Machu Picchu.

  • Private Pura guide
  • Explore more deeply
  • Inca & Andes culture
  • One-day Inca Trail
  • Machu Picchu at its best
  • Weavers & shepherds
  • Special places to stay
  • Tasty Peruvian food
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What's Included

Key Inclusions

6 nights in first-class hotels

All breakfasts

3 x lunches

4 x dinners

All transfers and transportation

Guided activities as described

Guided Activities

Private full-day cultural experience

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

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

Follow the Royal Inca Trail to Machu Picchu

Day 4

Return to Machu Picchu in the quiet afternoon

Day 5

Continue to Cusco via a weaving co-operative

Day 6

Discover the Inca's imperial city

Day 7

Fly home from Cusco

Memorable moments you can look forward to...

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Be the only tourist...

In a typical Andean market

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At stellar mountain views

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The colour of local life

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Find out...

How Peruvian's bake bread

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Lose track of time...

Watching hummingbirds feast

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Your first sip of chicha morada

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Step back in time...

At monumental Inca ruins

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Chance upon...

Local farmers high in the hills

Inca Trail


The one-day Royal Inca Trail

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Make like an explorer...

As you pass hidden Inca ruins

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Play spot the people...

As you arrive to Machu Picchu

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look closer...

And there's still no one there

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Say hello...

To the welcome party

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Fall in love...

With Peru's Pisco sours

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On the flavours of the Sacred Valley

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Be awed by...

The skill of Chinchero's weavers

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Learn about...

Inca traditions being kept alive


Gaze out...

Over the red rooftops of Cusco

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