Peru’s Sacred Valley lies in the Andean Highlands—a landscape of rugged mountains, open plains, and soaring cliffs—and reaching the remote sites is a challenge. Choose a morning or afternoon half-day safari, and tackle the rough ground by powerful all-terrain quad bike. With your guide to lean the way, reach historic sites including Moray and Maras with ease, enjoy sweeping views across the Peruvian countryside, and learn of life here under Incan rule.
Travel for a few hours from Cusco through the rugged mountain countryside of Peru to reach the aptly named Rainbow Mountain, striped with colorful mineral deposits and located far off the beaten path. Hike with a guide to the summit for a once-in-a-lifetime wilderness adventure, or rent a horse (own expense) for easier access to the same incredible views.
Explore a local market in Cusco, then take a workshop on Peruvian cuisine during this 4-hour culinary experience. Learn about the functions of traditional Andean kitchens and local specialties from a professional Peruvian chef. Tastings, meal, and drinks included.
Explore the legacy of the Inca and Peru’s indigenous culture during this day trip to Maras, Moray, and the ‘Salineras’ from Cusco. Walk the streets of Maras and sample some ‘Chicha’ (corn drink), then learn about Inca engineering and agricultural practices at the Moray archaeological site. You’ll also get to see the “Salineras” salt mines. An optional private trip upgrade is also available.
The PeruRail Vistadome train offers a full panoramic view, connecting with the scenery along the way to Machu Picchu, making passengers feel as if they were somehow part of the nature that surrounds them.
On the return trips on the PeruRail Vistadome train, you can enjoy live dances inspired by the ancient culture of the Andes, with an onboard fashion show, featuring the exclusive baby alpaca wool collection with the latest trends in alpaca apparel, all available for sale. Passengers also receive a snack made from local ingredients, so you can get the full Andean experience through our cuisine. The trip also includes non-alcoholic beverages for your onboard refreshment.
Spend a day exploring the Inca citadel of Machu Picchu during this all-inclusive day trip leaving from Cusco. Discover this renowned mountaintop Inca site with a guide, learning about its construction, history, and what daily life was like for its residents. The trip’s relaxed, non-strenuous pace is a great option for first-time visitors, families, and solo travelers alike, and features three different train ride options. The trip also includes round-trip hotel transport, transfer from Cusco to Machu Picchu (via train and bus), and the site entrance fee.
Explore local Andean communities and ancient Inca ruins in the countryside outside Cusco during this horseback riding adventure. Learn about the daily rhythms of local life, observing farming techniques along with alpaca and sheep herding as you pass these tiny districts. You also discover Inca temples, soaking up the ancient energy of these spiritual sites, and visit the ‘Devil’s Balcony,’ a natural cave once used as an Inca shrine. Your horseback ride near Cusco also includes a guide, horseback riding gear, snacks and water, and round-trip transport from your hotel to the ranch.
Uncover the fascinating architecture and culture of the ancient Incas during this full-day tour covering the highlights of Peru’s Sacred Valley from Cusco. Check out the market in Pisac, stopping on Sundays to observe its famous mass. Then visit the Inca settlement at Ollantaytambo and explore the ruins of its fortress and the Temple of the Sun, a mysterious structure composed of giant 12-foot (3.5-m) stones. Your Sacred Valley tour also includes a guide, lunch, and round-trip hotel transport.
Visit one of Peru’s most famous areas, aside from Machu Picchu, on this 10-hour day trip to the Sacred Valley from Cusco. Pass through the ancient Inca sites of Saqsaywaman and Tambomachay, and explore the Inca site of Pisac. Along the way, visit a Peruvian weaving house, and see a demonstration on dyeing and weaving techniques. Plus, this tour operates with a maximum of 15 people, ensuring you’ll enjoy a small-group experience your expert guide.
There’s no better way to experience Machu Picchu, a New7Wonder of the World and iconic Inca citadel, than on a private tour from Aguas Calientes. Receive undivided attention from a personal guide as you discover the history of ancient temples, terraced hills, and sacrificial sites. Capture photographs from the best vantage points, come face-to-face with resident llamas, and absorb spectacular views of the Sacred Valley from your vertiginous perch. Round-trip bus transfers from Aguas Calientes are included.
Moray archaeological park and the Maras salt mines rank among the top attractions outside Cusco, with a history dating back to the days of the Incas. On this tour, hit the gas and zoom through the Peruvian countryside, and explore both sites in one day—with safety kit plus pickup and drop-off at your Cusco accommodation included. With your guide to lead the way, enjoy outdoor adventure in Peru and learn how the Incas worked the land.
Discover the Sacred Valley and Machu Picchu on this 2-day tour. Visit key sites such as Pisac, Urubamba, and Ollantaytambo and discover their individual archaeological sites with your guide. Spend the night at Aguas Calientes, the village at the base of Machu Picchu, and rest up before catching the sunrise at the famous Inca citadel the next day.
Embark on a thrilling outdoor adventure that combines white-water rafting with zip-lining and satisfies your need for speed. Depart Cusco for Oropesa, where you can ease your butterflies with a bite of the town's iconic bread before hitting the Vilcanota River. Tackle Class III and IV rapids and battle intense waves as you make your way downstream, enjoying the remarkable scenery of the surrounding Andes as you go. Afterward, soar through the sky on an exhilarating zip ride.
Learn to prepare high-end Peruvian cuisine from market to table alongside a professional chef with this Peruvian cooking class. After shopping at a local market with a food-loving guide, head to a colonial-style home to prepare a 3-course lunch or dinner featuring classic items like ceviche, Pisco sours, and quinoa cooked to perfection. Polish off your meal with fresh fruits and local coffee.
Trek through the Andes to the azure waters of Humantay Lake on this full-day trek from Cusco. Learn about the importance of the lagoon to the Inca people who originally inhabited the area through a guide's commentary. See local flora and fauna on a hike through the valleys around the lake and enjoy lunch before returning to Cusco.
Hike the Inca Trail towards Machu Picchu on a 2-day tour that’s a shorter alternative to walking the entire trail, while still taking in the Inca sites and magnificent nature that place the Inca Trail among Peru's top experiences. Accommodations in an Aguas Calientes hotel—not a tent—ensure a comfortable night before watching sunrise in Machu Picchu, and the journey concludes with a return trip to Cusco by rail.
Get a taste for Peru’s high-alpine scenery and ancient Inca customs during this full-day hike to Lake Humantay from Cusco. Ascend to this scenic body of water located at 13,779 feet (4,200 meters), learning about its sacred place in Inca mythology during your climb. An included buffet lunch back at base camp is an added bonus.
Rainbow Mountain is the second most visited place in Peru After Machu Picchu, so its too Crowded because everyone goes in the morning, some groups are leaving Cusco by 3 am trying to be the first ones at the top before big groups arrives.
you don`t need to wake up at 3 am on your vacation, that is why we are the only ones going in the afternoon, once everyone at the view point is gone, we arrive there and will have all the mountains only for us, without queuing to take pictures. We really warrant you a unique experience.
See the best that Peru has to offer during this 6-day "best of" trip visiting highlights like Cusco, Machu Picchu, Lake Titicaca, and the Sacred Valley. Discover the indigenous and colonial history You Cusco, and tour the Inca markets in the Sacred Valley city of Pisac. You’ll also enjoy a guided tour of Machu Picchu, and explore Lake Titicaca by boat, plus much more.
Don’t let limited time in Peru stop you visiting the magnificent Sacred Valley. See more of the region in less time on a private full-day tour from Cusco, ideal for travelers short on time. With a private guide, you visit Pisac, home to the Pisac Indian Market and Inca ruins; marvel at the archeological sites of Moray and Ollantaytambo Fortress; and learn about pre-Inca industrial processes at Salineras of Maras. Hotel pickup and drop-off are included.
Discover Peru’s ancient past and vibrant present on this tour to the Sacred Valley, the traditional town of Pisac, and Ollantaytambo archaeological site. Plus, visit a colonial temple, learn how local villagers use plants to dye alpaca wool, and enjoy a buffet lunch at a restaurant in Urubamba.
Enjoy a unique tour of the ancient Inca city of Cusco via horseback. Trot past popular landmarks such as the Temple of the Moon, Chacan Bridge, and the Devil’s Balcony with the Andes Mountains serving as your backdrop. Learn about the history of each location from your informative guide during this 4-hour excursion and enjoy a relaxing day exploring the Cusco region.
Discover the rich flavors and culinary heritage of Peruvian cuisine during a small-group cooking class at Marcelo Batata Restaurant in Cusco. Shop for traditional ingredients and sample exotic fruits at San Pedro Market; create an array of typical Peruvian specialties such as ceviche, Lomo Saltado, Aji de Gallina, and Pisco Sour cocktails; then sit down to enjoy your delicious home cooked dinner.
Vinicunca—otherwise known as Rainbow Mountain—lies within the Peruvian Andes, and its isolated location makes it hard to reach. On this full day tour, travel into the rural countryside with your guide and hike through the rugged terrain to Vinicunca. With breakfast, lunch, entrance fees, and round-trip travel from central Cusco included, discover traditional villages nestled in the mountains and admire one of Peru’s most colorful natural attractions.