For those who have always dreamed of hiking the Inca Trail to Machu Picchu but have neither the time nor the fitness level required, here’s the shorter version!
Instead of trekking for days to get there, this tour takes you via train to kilometre 104 and allows you to join the trail for the last six hours—right to the Sun Gate and its classic views over Machu Picchu. A short but worthy Andean trek.
There’s lots more to do and see in Peru, of course, and this trip encompasses some of its best—from exploring Lima and Cusco to the classic tour of the Sacred Valley.
• Discovering the gorgeous hills of UNESCO-protected Cusco, packed with cobblestone streets, baroque cathedrals and dozens of museums that pay homage to the renowned Cusco School of art
• Meeting locals in the artisan markets and rustic restaurants of the Sacred Valley, formed by the rushing Urubamba River
• Riding the ultra-modern Vistadome train partway to Machu Picchu, stopping early enough to enjoy a truly scenic six-hour hike and enjoy South American nature
• Exploring Machu Picchu on a three-hour private tour, taking in the once-in-a-lifetime views marvelling at how impossibly isolated it sits, perched atop the rolling hills of Peru
Discover Latin America • 888.505.3016 Length/Departs: 8 days/year-round Accommodation: Hotels, lodges, camping Price: $2,395 USD Difficulty: Moderate
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