It is perhaps best known as the jumping-off point for the Inca Trail and famous Inca citadel of Machu Picchu. The Sacred Valley and the neighbouring Urubamba and Lares valleys are home to other Peru trekking routes.
Amongst these are the luxury lodge-to-lodge option provided on the Salkantay Trek, from Mollepata to Machu Picchu, and the picturesque Lares Trek to further afield Quechua communities, home to many traditional weavers and farmers.
Top itineraries in Cusco, Sacred Valley & Machu Picchu
Machu Picchu and Lake Titicaca, highlights of any visit to Peru, are linked by rail via Cusco along some of the world's highest and most scenic tracks.
See the likes of Peru’s Amazon Rainforest and citadel-capped Andean peaks in luxurious comfort, enjoying private touring, included excursions and gourmet dining. In between, this comprehensive tour showcases everything from Cusco’s colonial charms to the Sacred Valley’s Incan history.
Between stays in the depths of the world’s largest rainforest and trips to ancient cities you’ll experience the very best of Peru.
Top places to stay in Cusco, Sacred Valley & Machu Picchu
Belmond Sanctuary Lodge holds the unique and highly privileged honour of being the only hotel located adjacent to the iconic ancient ruins of Machu Picchu.
Hotel Sol y Luna is a luxury lodge and spa, surrounded by Peru's beautiful Sacred Valley, offering world-class food created by Executive Chef Pedro Miguel Schiaffino. It serves as an excellent base for exploring the renowned Machu Picchu.
The stunning Belmond Palacio Nazarenas enjoys a superb location, tucked away in a peaceful plaza behind Cusco's historic main square. This former palace and convent has been lovingly restored and is now one of the city's most exclusive hotels.
Where to go in Cusco, Sacred Valley & Machu Picchu
Machu Picchu is an incredible site. This ancient Inca citadel is renowned the world over for its majestic setting, architectural excellence and sacred overtones.
The Sacred Valley's showpiece is unarguably the myth- and mist-shrouded Inca citadel of Machu Picchu - ‘the city in the clouds'.
Cusco is the prime destination for Peru holidays and it's unsurprising. Famous as the departure point for treks on the Inca Trail and trips aboard the luxury Hiram Bingham train to Machu Picchu, the city also boasts a wealth of Inca ruins, impressive colonial architecture, breathtaking scenery, gre…
When to go to Cusco, Sacred Valley & Machu Picchu
Cusco, Sacred Valley & Machu Picchu articles
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