Machu Picchu magic and so much more!
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Group Size: Max 20
Trip code: TPAT
Duration: 10 days
Discover the best of Peru over 10 days on this stellar South American trip! You’ll hike the legendary Inca Trail, tick Machu Picchu off your bucket-list and explore the iconic Maras Salt Mines. As well as visiting incredible historic sites, you’ll soak up the Latin vibes with a tasty cooking class in Cusco and get your adrenaline pumping with a mountain bike experience on Sacred Mountain. It’s a once-in-a-lifetime experience – alpaca your bags now amigos!
- Spend a day in the clouds at magical Machu Picchu
- Get your adrenaline on with a downhill mountain biking experience on Sacred Mountain
- Discover the surreal landscapes of vibrant Rainbow Mountain
- Explore the pretty cobbled streets and colourful markets of Cusco
- Learn how to weave and make some colourful pottery at a rural artists’ community
Day 1: Arrive in Cusco. Bienvenida a Peru! One of our friendly team will meet you from the airport and take you to your starting accommodation. Meet the rest of your group this evening for some ceviche and a few pisco sours!
Day 2: Cusco City. Kick off with an orientation walk around Cusco’s pretty cobbled streets. Tuck into some street stall tamales, pick up some colourful souvenirs from the markets, or get your history on with a visit to the Inca and Spanish site of Sacsayhuamán.
Day 3: Cusco local culture. Eat off your hangover with a hearty breakfast before heading to a rural artists’ community. Learn how to weave from the locals and get messy with some clay and paint. Best of all, you’re supporting local communities while you get crafty – everybody’s a winner!
Day 4: Cusco to Ollantaytambo. Our first stop today is the Maras Salt Mines, a mind-boggling system built by the Incas that’s still in use today! Take some killer shots for Insta before upping the adrenaline with a white-knuckle mountain-bike ride down Sacred Mountain!
Day 5: Ollantaytambo. With two Inca ruins, cute cobblestone streets and a mountainous backdrop, ‘Ollanta’ is one of our fave places in Peru! Take a short walk to a viewpoint for some swoon-worthy selfies, then spend the afternoon exploring or just chillax ahead of the Inca trail tomorrow!
Day 6: Ollantaytambo to the Inca Trail. Board the Inca Trail train to Km104 this morning, which is 12 kilometres before the one and only Machu Picchu! Hiking past mist-shrouded mountains and ancient sites high in the Andes, is an experience you won’t forget in a hurry.
Day 7: Machu Picchu to Cusco. Tick off one of the world’s top travel experiences - magical Machu Picchu! No matter how many pics you’ve seen, nothing can prepare you for this. Spend the whole day walking around the awe-inspiring ruins before heading back to Cusco City.
Day 8: Cusco cooking class. Relax this morning after a massive few days. Later on we’ll be sizzling up a storm with a traditional cooking class, where we’ll be slicing and dicing two courses, including a mouth-watering plate of lomo saltado (beef stir-fry) and finishing off with a refreshing pisco sour!
Day 9: Rainbow Mountain. Today’s big on colour as we take the bus to Rainbow Mountain. Marbled with layers of gold, lavender, red and turquoise, it’s a Dali-esque landscape that’ll light up your Insta like Christmas! Spend all day trekking before heading back to Cusco for one last night with the gang.
Day 10: Adios amigos! Pack your bags, swap numbers and say your goodbyes before heading to the airport. Stay awesome!
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This trip begins and ends in Cusco. Fly into Alejandro Velasco Astete International Airport (CUZ) where you’ll be met on day 1 by a member of the local team and transferred to your accommodation. The trip ends on day 10 and you’ll have to make your own way back to the airport, although your tour guide can help with transfers.
The trip includes 9 nights of accommodation on a twin or triple share basis. You can book additional nights of accommodation before the trip starts at an extra cost.
9 breakfasts, 4 lunches and 1 dinner are included on this tour. You’ll have to buy the rest of your meals yourself. Peruvian cuisine is incredibly varied due to a range of climates and a colonial history. Eating in a range of eateries is a brilliant way of getting to grips with the country’s rich culture.
You need to be 18 years or over to book this trip. This trip is designed for 18-35 year olds.
British Nationals don’t need a visa to enter Peru. On arrival you’re usually given permission to stay for up to 183 days. Your passport should be valid for a minimum of 6 months from your date of entry.
Please note: Visa rules are subject to change. It’s your responsibility to ensure that information is valid at the time of travel.