Explore Machu Picchu

Machu Picchu, PeruHike & Trek, History & Culture

This 8-day Peruvian cultural and historical adventure is the ideal introduction to Machu Picchu – one of the world’s most spectacular travel destinations. Take a scenic train to the famous site and enjoy free time to explore its corners. Roam the Sacred Valley, which is surrounded by incredible views of the Andes. As the leading operator in the region, be assured we'll leave no stone unturned.

8 Days
From USD 1,999Per Person

Trip Itinerary

Arrive at any time. Arrival transfer included.

Board an early flight to Cusco then on to the Sacred Valley to visit the Ccaccaccollo community and Planeterra-sponsored Women's Weaving Co-op. Explore the Pisac ruins and visit the G Adventures-supported Sacred Valley Community Restaurant in Huchuy Qosqo.

Meals included: Breakfast | Lunch

Explore the pre-Inca salt pans of Las Salineras and tour the Ollantaytambo and Moray ruins. Visit a small community who specialize in ceramic- and adobe-making. Meet local artists and enjoy a demonstration of these traditional arts. Enjoy a traditional pachamanca-style meal of local specialities.

Meals included: Breakfast | Dinner

Catch an early transfer to Ollantaytambo station and board the scenic train to Aguas Calientes with option to visit the market.

Meals included: Breakfast

Enjoy a guided tour of the Machu Picchu ruins. Free time to explore on your own or take an optional visit to the Inca Bridge before returning to Cusco by train.

Meals included: Breakfast

Explore historic Cusco with options to visit museums or go whitewater rafting, horseback riding or mountain biking. This evening, look to the night sky for a different view at the Cusco Planetarium. Enjoy a presentation on the southern sky, contemporary astronomy, and the ancient Inca relationship with the cosmos. Check out the on-site museum and use the telescopes to admire the stars.

Meals included: Breakfast

Fly back to Lima and spend an afternoon in Peru's bustling capital.

Meals included: Breakfast

Depart at any time.

Meals included: Breakfast

Is this Tour for Me?

Travel Style ~ National Geographic Journeys
Greater exploration, insider access, and the freedom to roam – all without sacrificing comfort.

Service Level ~  Upgraded
Quality accommodations and more inclusions than on other G Adventures tours such as private transport (including internal flights on some tours) and more included meals and activities.

Physical Rating ~ Average
Some tours may include light hiking, biking, rafting, or kayaking in addition to walking.

Trip Type ~ Small Group
Small group experience; Max 16, Avg 12

Age requirement ~ 12+
All travellers under age 18 must be accompanied by an adult.

Trip Cost

Price per person in US dollars

    • USD 1,899 ~ Adult Twin
    • USD 649 ~ *Optional 'My Own Room'

*If you're travelling solo and would prefer to have your own private room throughout your trip, request this option during the reservation/booking process.

Available extras

Peru Culinary Bundle @ USD $170 per person

  • Enjoy 2 half-day cooking activities in both Cusco and Lima. Visit local markets, pick out ingredients and enjoy learning and eating unique Peruvian dishes influenced by such faraway places as China, Italy, West Africa and Japan.

1-day Inca Trail Hike Permit Request @ USD $379 per person

  • Want to hike the Inca Trail but for less time than the 4 day hike? This permit is perfect for you as you'll jump off the train early, hike 6 hours to the Sun Gate and meet up with the rest of the trip.

Inclusions

  • National Geographic Journeys Exclusives: Cusco Planetarium, Cusco
  • National Geographic Journeys Exclusives: Traditional Andean Experience, Urubamba
  • G Adventures for Good: Parwa Community Restaurant the Sacred Valley, Lamay
  • Arrival transfer
  • Two-day Sacred Valley tour including Ollantaytambo, Moray, and Pisac ruins and pre-Incan salt pans
  • Traditional pachamanca-style dinner
  • Scenic train and guided tour of Machu Picchu
  • Internal flights
  • All transport between destinations and to/from included activities
  • Meals 7 breakfasts, 1 lunch, 1 dinner; allow USD 255-335 for meals not included.
  • Transportation Private van, train, plane, walking
  • Staff & experts Chief Experience Officer (CEO) throughout, local guides
  • Accommodation Hotels (7 nights)

Trip Dates

  • Sun, 02 Jul - Sun, 09 Jul $1999
  • Sat, 08 Jul - Sat, 15 Jul $1999
  • Sun, 16 Jul - Sun, 23 Jul $1999
  • Sun, 30 Jul - Sun, 06 Aug $1999
  • Sun, 17 Sep - Sun, 24 Sep $1999
  • Sun, 23 Sep - Sun, 30 Sep $1949
  • Sat, 30 Sep - Sat, 07 Oct $1949
  • Sun, 01 Oct - Sun, 08 Oct $1949
  • Sun, 08 Oct - Sun, 15 Oct $1949
  • Sun, 22 Oct - Sun, 29 Oct $1949
  • Sat, 28 Oct - Sat, 04 Nov $1949
  • Sat, 04 Nov - Sat, 11 Nov $1949
  • Sat, 11 Nov - Sat, 18 Nov $1949
  • Sun, 19 Nov - Sun, 26 Nov $1949
  • Sat, 25 Nov - Sat, 02 Dec $1949
  • Sun, 03 Dec - Sun, 10 Dec $1999
  • Sun, 17 Dec - Sun, 24 Dec $1999
  • Sat, 23 Dec - Sat, 30 Dec, 2017 $1999
  • Sun, 14 Jan - Sun, 21 Jan, 2018 $1899
  • Sun, 28 Jan - Sun, 04 Feb $1899
  • Sat, 17 Feb - Sat, 24 Feb $1899
  • Sat, 17 Mar - Sat, 24 Mar $1899
  • Sun, 25 Mar - Sun, 01 Apr $1899
  • Sat, 14 Apr - Sat, 21 Apr $1899
  • Sun, 22 Apr - Sun, 29 Apr $1949
  • Sat, 12 May - Sat, 19 May $1949
  • Sun, 20 May - Sun, 27 May $1949
  • Sun, 03 Jun - Sun, 10 Jun $1999
  • Sat, 09 Jun - Sat, 16 Jun $1999
  • Sun, 17 Jun - Sun, 24 Jun $1999
  • Sun, 01 Jul - Sun, 08 Jul $1999
  • Sat, 07 Jul - Sat, 14 Jul $1999
  • Sun, 29 Jul - Sun, 05 Aug $1999
  • Sat, 04 Aug - Sat, 11 Aug $1999
  • Sun, 26 Aug - Sun, 02 Sep $1999
  • Sat, 01 Sep - Sat, 08 Sep $1999
  • Sun, 09 Sep - Sun, 16 Sep $1999
  • Sat, 29 Sep - Sat, 06 Oct $1949
  • Sun, 07 Oct - Sun, 14 Oct $1949
  • Sat, 27 Oct - Sat, 03 Nov $1949
  • Sun, 04 Nov - Sun, 11 Nov $1949
  • Sat, 24 Nov - Sat, 01 Dec $1949
  • Sat, 22 Dec - Sat, 29 Dec, 2018 $1999
  • Sun, 30 Dec, 2018 - Sun, 06 Jan, 2019 $1999

Trip Map

Trip map for 8-day Explore Machu Picchu

Trip map for 8-day Explore Machu Picchu