9 or 11 days
Lima, Sacred Valley, Machu Picchu, Cuzco, extension to Amazon Lodge

Enter the incredible world of the Inca Empire and find a new perspective on your place in history.

Yale professor Hiram Bingham "rediscovered" Machu Picchu in 1911. Over a century later, its exact history remains unclear - even as we gain a deeper understanding of the eye-opening achievements and colorful culture that come to life in the temples, cathedrals and markets of Lima, Cuzco and the Sacred Valley.
  • Day 1: Fly to Peru

    Meet your Tour Director at the airport

  • Day 2: Lima

    Take a guided tour of Lima

    With your expert local guide you will see:

    • Government Palace
    • Archbishop’s Palace
    • City Hall
    • Lima Cathedral

    Take a walking tour of Miraflores

    Visit the San Francisco Monastery 

    Visit the Larco Herrera Museum

  • Day 3: Lima • Cuzco • Sacred Valley

    Fly to Cuzco

    Travel via Cuzco to the Sacred Valley

    Explore Cuzco on your own

    Tour Korikancha Temple with an expert local guide

    Tour the Sacsayhuaman Fortress with an expert local guide  

  • Day 4: Sacred Valley

    Enjoy a weaving demonstration in Umasbamba

    Visit the Maras salt ponds

    Tour Ollantaytambo with an expert local guide

  • Day 5: Sacred Valley • Aguas Calientes

    Travel by train to Aguas Calientes

    Tour Machu Picchu with an expert local guide

  • Day 6: Aguas Calientes • Ollantaytambo • Pisac • Cuzco

    Travel by train to Ollantaytambo

    Travel via Pisac to Cuzco

    Visit an Indian Market

    Visit the Pablo Seminario ceramics workshop

  • Day 7: Cuzco

    Visit with a local community

    Take a walking tour of a local market and compete in a scavenger hunt 

  • Day 8: Cuzco • Lima

    Fly to Lima

    Explore Lima on your own

    Depart for home

  • Day 9: Arrive home

    Arrive home after an overnight flight

    Note: Flights depart late the evening before

Add 2 more days

  • Day 9: Amazon Lodge

    Participate in naturalist activities 

  • Day 10: Amazon Lodge • Puerto Maldonado • Lima

    Travel to Puerto Maldonado

    Fly to Lima

    Explore Lima on your own

    Depart for home

  • Day 11: Arrive home

    Arrive home after an overnight flight

    Note: Flights depart late the evening before

Interested in learning more about this tour?
  • Day 1: Fly to Peru

    Meet your Tour Director at the airport

  • Day 2: Lima

    Take a guided tour of Lima

    With your expert local guide you will see:

    • Government Palace
    • Archbishop’s Palace
    • City Hall
    • Lima Cathedral

    Take a walking tour of Miraflores

    Visit the San Francisco Monastery 

    Visit the Larco Herrera Museum

  • Day 3: Lima • Cuzco • Sacred Valley

    Fly to Cuzco

    Travel via Cuzco to the Sacred Valley

    Explore Cuzco on your own

    Tour Korikancha Temple with an expert local guide

    Tour the Sacsayhuaman Fortress with an expert local guide  

  • Day 4: Sacred Valley

    Enjoy a weaving demonstration in Umasbamba

    Visit the Maras salt ponds

    Tour Ollantaytambo with an expert local guide

  • Day 5: Sacred Valley • Aguas Calientes

    Travel by train to Aguas Calientes

    Tour Machu Picchu with an expert local guide

  • Day 6: Aguas Calientes • Ollantaytambo • Pisac • Cuzco

    Travel by train to Ollantaytambo

    Travel via Pisac to Cuzco

    Visit an Indian Market

    Visit the Pablo Seminario ceramics workshop

  • Day 7: Cuzco

    Visit with a local community

    Take a walking tour of a local market and compete in a scavenger hunt 

  • Day 8: Cuzco • Lima

    Fly to Lima

    Explore Lima on your own

    Depart for home

  • Day 9: Arrive home

    Arrive home after an overnight flight

    Note: Flights depart late the evening before

Add 2 more days

  • Day 9: Amazon Lodge

    Participate in naturalist activities 

  • Day 10: Amazon Lodge • Puerto Maldonado • Lima

    Travel to Puerto Maldonado

    Fly to Lima

    Explore Lima on your own

    Depart for home

  • Day 11: Arrive home

    Arrive home after an overnight flight

    Note: Flights depart late the evening before

Interested in learning more about this tour?

Refer a friend or colleague to EF and we’ll thank you with $1,000.  Learn more

Your experience includes

  • Airfare & transportation

    Round-trip flights on major carriers; Comfortable motorcoach; Train; Internal flights

  • Hotels

    7 overnight stays in hotels with private bathrooms (9 with extension)

  • Regional-style meals

    Breakfast and dinner daily (2 lunches with extension)

  • Guided sightseeing

    4 sightseeing tours led by expert, licensed local guides; 2 walking tours

  • Entrances

    San Francisco Monastery; Larco Museum; Korikancha Temple; Sacsayhuaman Fortress; Weaving Demonstration; Pablo Seminario; Maras Salt Ponds; Ollantaytambo; Machu Picchu

  • Full-time Tour Director

    Your culturally connected Tour Director is with your group 24/7, providing deep local insight while handling all on-tour logistics.

  • Experiential learning

    Immerse yourself in the culture through in-depth guided tours, shared insights from expert guides, daily interactions with locals, regional cuisine, live demonstrations and more.

  • Expert Local Guides

    Your expert local guides are natural historians, adding cultural insight and global perspective on your sightseeing tours.

  • weShare—Personalized Learning

    Our personalized learning experience engages students before, during and after tour, with the option to create a final, reflective project for academic credit.

  • Continuous Support

    Your dedicated EF team helps you every step of the way—from recruiting and enrolling travelers to planning and managing your tour.

  • Worldwide Presence

    EF has over 500 schools and offices in more than 50 countries worldwide so wherever you go, we're there too.

  • 24-hour Emergency Service

    Travelers and their families can count on EF's dedicated emergency service team.

  • Peace of Mind Program

    Feel secure knowing your group can change their destination or travel dates due to unforeseen circumstances. Learn more about your flexible options at eftours.com/peaceofmind.

Guaranteed lowest price

Includes airfare, hotels, meals, full-time Tour Director and more.
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