Peru and Majestic Machu Picchu

There is truly something magical about Peru. From the majestic Andes mountains to the beaches of Paracas,  the jungles of the Amazon to the historical city of Lima there is a special richness and diversity to the landscapes, peoples and cultures that call Peru home. Featuring the unforgettable Inca citadel Machu Picchu and Peru’s world famous gastronomy, there is no wonder why Peru is sought after travel destination. After spending many months travelling in Peru, it has a special place in my heart.

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Unique Experiences

  • Machu Picchu ~ Hike the Inca Trail or take the scenic train.
  • Sacred Valley of the Incas
  • Paracas Beach and Nature Reserve
  • Historical District in Lima
  • San Pedro Market in Cusco

Best Time of Year to Visit

May through September is the dry season but the busiest time of the year.  Shoulder season, March – April and October – November is also a good time to visit as there won’t be as many other travellers. During February of every year the Inca Trail is closed for maintenance. 

Trekking to Machu Picchu

  • Day 1 Arrive in Lima
  • Day 2 Explore Historical Lima & Cosmopolitan Miraflores
  • Day 3 Catch a flight to Cusco to enjoy a free day of exploring. 
  • Day 4 Guided tour to the Sacred Valley with stops at a women’s weaving co-op and community restaurant
  • Day 5 Get your blood pumping on this first day of hiking the Inca trail
  • Day 6 Trek over progressively spectacular and steeper terrain on your way to Warmiwañusca (aka Dead Woman’s Pass), the highest point of the trek at 4,198m (13,769ft)
  • Day 7 Cross two passes and more ruins along the Inca Trail on the last full day of hiking. 
  • Day 8 The final day of the hike starts pre-dawn to reach the Sun Gate before sunrise. Catch the first views of the breathtaking ruins of Machu Picchu Return to Cusco in the evening.
  • Day 9 Fly home from Cusco
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Train to Machu Picchu

  • Day 1 Arrive in Lima
  • Day 2 Explore Historical Lima & Cosmopolitan Miraflores
  • Day 3 Catch a flight to Cusco to enjoy a free day of exploring. 
  • Day 4 Guided tour to the Sacred Valley with stops at a women’s weaving co-op and community restaurant
  • Day 5 Guided tour to the Sacred Valley Maras Salt Mines and the ancient Incan agricultural terraces of Moray
  • Day 6  Free day in Cusco with an evening Peruvian cooking class.
  • Day 7 Private transportation to Ollantaytambo to catch the scenic train to Aguas Calientes the gateway to Machu Picchu
  • Day 8 Guided tour of Machu Picchu and Inca Bridge. Return to Cusco in the evening.
  • Day 9 Fly home from Cusco

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