Peru: Machu Picchu & the Sacred Valley - A Luxury Small Group Journey (2020)

Journey through Peru from Lima to Cusco, interacting with the people of the Sacred Valley and experiencing their culture, music and cuisine, and explore magnificent Machu Picchu, where you stay at the only hotel on site.

Journey Overview

Prepare to be enchanted on this epic journey to the heart of the ancient Inca Empire. See why Machu Picchu features on every traveller’s bucket list and explore it away from the crowds. Soak up the dazzling colours of Peru’s textiles and handicrafts and savour the fresh and flavoursome cuisine which has become one of the world’s most fashionable. Contrast 4,000 years of pre-Columbian history at the impressive Larco Museum with the vestiges of Spanish colonial rule in Lima’s grand squares and Cusco’s cathedrals and see how the conquistadors lived with private access to a grand 16th century residence. Visit an inspiring project giving hope to impoverished, at-risk children in the Sacred Valley and admire the breathtaking countryside as you travel to Machu Picchu by luxury rail.

Journey Highlights

  • Travel by PeruRail Sacred Valley, an elegant new train with 1920s-era styling, and stay at the only hotel on site at Machu Picchu, enjoying extra time to explore the colossal “Lost City of the Incas”
  • Enjoy a private lecture on Machu Picchu with a renowned scholar in Incan history before discovering the magnificent ruins for yourself in the company of a local expert guide 
  • Mingle with the farmers and children of the Sacred Valley, and gain an intimate understanding of their centuries-old customs during a private village visit 
  • Visit historic sites in colourful Cusco during your stay at a luxurious hotel that was once a 16th century monastery 
  • Sample Peruvian cuisine at a Chef’s Table experience to better understand its cultural impact on Peru and the world 
  • Discover Peru’s rich musical traditions during a captivating private performance by an expert in Andean music 
  • Choose from year-round departures on this popular journey, enjoying insider-access opportunities made possible by A&K’s small group size and long time local presence
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