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Vista of clouds over Machu Picchu
Locals and guest conversing at a Peruvian market
Two Peruvian men overlooking Machu Picchu
Peruvian woman sitting in the grass winding yarn around a spool
Individual high atop a cliff photographing Machu Picchu
Peruvian woman beside wall of colorful yarn
Panorama of Machu Picchu with hikers ascending a path
Machu Picchu in the morning light
Display of colorfully sewn Peruvian miniature dolls
Intricately designed ceramic bobbles
Traditional village market in Peru
Sun rays and wispy clouds over Machu Picchu
Single alpaca atop a tall cliff in Machu Picchu

Machu Picchu, Cusco, and the Sacred Valley

March 3 – March 9, 2025

Travel to the mist-shrouded mountain citadel of the Incas. So remote and inaccessible that it was left untouched by the Spanish conquistadors, Machu Picchu was unknown to the outside world until Hiram Bingham rediscovered it in 1911. During your time in the Peruvian highlands, you will have a chance to explore the famous city of Cusco and the Sacred Valley of the Incas. Ride the train through the Urubamba Valley, marvel at the massive stone stairs at Ollantaytambo and break bread in the home of a local Peruvian family outside of Cusco. 


Day 7: Depart Main Program | Flight to Lima, Peru
Monday, March 3, 2025
Depending on flight schedules guests may take a group flight to Lima this evening.
Overnight: Wyndham Costa del Sol Airport Lima Hotel

Day 8: Flight to Cusco, Peru | Sacred Valley
Tuesday, March 4, 2025
Fly over the Central Andes' peaks and plateaus to the ancient capital of Cusco, Peru.

After arrival meet your guide and transfer to the Sacred Valley. From harrowing mountain peaks and rural villages to roaming llamas and alpacas, the Sacred Valley of Peru is legendary.

In the late afternoon have a light lunch with fantastic photography opportunities of panoramic views over the Sacred Valley. This 70-mile narrow strip of land in the Peruvian Andes runs roughly from the old imperial capital of Cusco to the enigmatic citadel of Machu Picchu.

Before arriving to the hotel visit the Yucay Museum of Living Culture for a guided visit.

The evening is at leisure to refresh before tomorrow's exciting expedition to the heights of Peru. 
Overnight: Sonesta Posadas del Inca – Yucay (B,L)

Day 9: Sacred Valley | Machu Picchu
Wednesday, March 5, 2025
After breakfast make your way through the intimate cobblestone streets of Ollantaytambo, a "living" Inca town. Here, Inca descendants inhabit the largely unchanged homes of their ancestors and continue to maintain ancient customs and traditions. The massive fortress, perched among steep stone terraces carved into the hillside, is where the Inca won their greatest victory against the conquistadores. 

Journey to the rail station to board the Vistadome train to Aguas Calientes, a town along the Urubamba River Valley that is a gateway to the Inca ruins of Machu Picchu.

Disembark the train for a bus ride up the mountain. Lunch will be at the Machu Picchu Sanctuary Lodge, followed by guided exploration of the ruins. Learn about the archaeology and history of Intihuatana (the Sun Dial), the Sacred Plaza, and the Temple of the Sun, with plenty of time to wander, hike and take pictures of the photogenic site. 

Return to the village at the base of the mountain and then the hotel. Perhaps take a short stroll through the lush gardens at the hotel before dinner. 
Overnight: Inkaterra Machu Picchu Pueblo Hotel (B,L,D)

Day 10: Machu Picchu | Sacred Valley | Cusco
Thursday, March 6, 2025
After an early breakfast experience the wonder of a quiet morning at Machu Picchu, imagining the sanctuary as it was centuries ago. Today have a more in-depth look at this amazing place and its surroundings from the upper citadel, then begin the return to Cusco.
Overnight: Aranwa Cusco Boutique Hotel (B)

Day 11: Cusco | Sacsayhuaman | Kenko | Villa Tipon | Cusco
Friday, March 7, 2025
Immersive excursions in Cusco this morning include visits to the colorful San Pedro market and Qorikancha (Temple of the Sun). From here continue to Sacsayhuaman and the Kenko archaelogical sites. 

Enjoy lunch at a private home and hear an informative discussion about modern Peru followed by a traditional Pachamama ceremony. 

The remainder of the afternoon and evening are at leisure.
Overnight: Aranwa Cusco Boutique Hotel (B,L)

Day 12: Cusco 
Saturday, March 8, 2025
Today's activities may include a visit with a historian or a stop at one of Cusco's intriguing museums. Visit with artisans who make Andean musical instruments or hats.

Explore Cusco's streets still flanked in places by Inca walls built with gigantic carved granite blocks. View the unique masonry up close to truly appreciate the astonishing perfection and mass of this true Inca marvel. 

This evening celebrate the rich rewards of your journey during a special farewell dinner.
Overnight: Aranwa Cusco Boutique Hotel (B,D)

Day 13: Cusco | Flight to Lima | Depart for U.S.
Sunday, March 9, 2025
After a leisurely morning and lunch in Cusco transfer to the airport for an afternoon flight to Lima.

An Orbridge representative will meet guests in Lima to assist with connections to tonight's international flights. A group room will be provided for comfort between flights. International flights will begin departing Lima late into the evening. 
Hospitality Suite: Wyndham Costa del Sol Lima Airport (B)

B = Breakfast, L = Lunch, D =  Dinner

Post-tour space is limited. We recommend reserving early for best availability.

(Itinerary subject to change.)

Activity Level


Guests should be sure-footed on stairs of varying heights and able to walk at least two miles on rocky, uneven ground without assistance. Also, keep in mind you will experience varying altitudes to which you may not be accustomed. 

Maximum elevation: 11,200 feet in Cusco


Wyndham Costa del Sol Lima Airport

March 3

Travelers appreciate this property for its convenient location directly across from the Lima airport. The hotel offers modern amenities and conveniences, including a restaurant, spa (additional fees apply) and fitness facilities.

Room Amenities: Individual climate control, cable/satellite TV, complimentary Wi-Fi, phone, alarm clock/radio, safe, coffee and tea maker, minibar, and en suite bathroom with sundries and hair dryer.

Wyndham Costa del Sol exterior view
Wyndham Costa del Sol lobby and sitting area
Wyndham Costa del Sol standard king guest room
Wyndham Costa del Sol veranda porch with a fresco dining
Wyndham Costa del Sol indoor restaurant
Wyndham Costa del Sol bar
Wyndham Costa del Sol indoor pool with chaise lounge chairs

Sonesta Posadas del Inca – Yucay

March 4

Located in the heart of the Sacred Valley of the Incas, this hotel is a former 18th-century, colonial-style monastery surrounded by beautiful gardens. Rooms offer the comfort of modern amenities and the charm of rustic decorative features. 

Room Amenities: Individual climate control, TV, complimentary Wi-Fi, phone, safe, and en suite bathroom with sundries and hair dryer.

Sonesta Posadas exterior
Sonesta Posadas lobby
Sonesta Posadas guest room
Sonesta Posadas cafe

Inkaterra Machu Picchu Pueblo Hotel

March 5

Only a short walk away from Machu Picchu Pueblo (Aguas Calientes) and the train station, but worlds apart from its hustle and bustle, the Inkaterra is nestled on 12 quiet acres of forest with nature trails, waterfalls and the world’s largest private collection of indigenous orchids. Relax in this lovely hotel's atmosphere of refinement and warm hospitality while exploring nature and encountering the wonders of the Inca civilization.

Room Amenities: Individual climate control, complimentary Wi-Fi, and en suite bathroom with environmentally friendly sundries and hair dryer.

Inkaterra Machu Picchu Pueblo Hotel exterior illuminated at night
Inkaterra Machu Picchu Pueblo Hotel reception
Inkaterra Machu Picchu Pueblo Hotel cozy lounge seating and fireplace
Inkaterra Machu Picchu Pueblo Hotel standard guest room
Inkaterra Machu Picchu Pueblo Hotel covered outdoor dining area
Inkaterra Machu Picchu Pueblo Hotel bar
Inkaterra Machu Picchu Pueblo Hotel outdoor pool illuminated at night

Aranwa Cusco Boutique Hotel

March 6 - March 8

This luxurious property is situated near Cusco's main square, only minutes away from colonial buildings, restaurants and shops. Built in a 16th-century mansion, its décor, sculptures and carvings accentuate the colonial period. Each room is well-appointed and elegantly decorated with traditional furniture and frescoes.

Room Amenities: System supplying an additional 30% oxygen—to assist in preventing ill effects from altitude sickness (request at check-in to have this feature turned on), individual climate control, LCD TV, iPod docking station, complimentary Wi-Fi, phone, safe, minibar, and en suite bathroom with organic sundries and hair dryer.

Aranwa Cusco Boutique Hotel exterior view from street
Aranwa Cusco Boutique Hotel lounge seating with fireplace
Aranwa Cusco Boutique Hotel standard guest room
Aranwa Cusco Boutique Hotel dining room

Deluxe Accommodations Package (availability limited)
While all accommodations at the listed properties are exceptional, guests seeking more spacious rooms and additional amenities may choose to purchase the Deluxe Accommodations Package, which includes the following upgrades:

Sonesta Posada del Inca: Upgrade to larger Superior Suite, featuring a living area with sofa and flat-screen TV.
Inkaterra Machu Picchu Pueblo Hotel: Upgrade to larger Superior Deluxe Room, featuring a seating area with fireplace.
• Aranwa Cusco Boutique Hotel – Cusco: Upgrade to larger Superior Deluxe Room adjacent to the inner courtyard and features a bathroom with jacuzzi tub and heated floors.

(Accommodations subject to change.)

Post-Tour Rate***

Double: $3,995
Deluxe Double: $4,695
Single: $5,995
Deluxe Single: $6,795

Post-tour rates are per person based on double occupancy, in U.S. dollars. Single availability limited. Airfare for internal flights to/from Cusco is $1,195 per person.

What's Included

  • 5 nights premium accommodations and a group room on departure day
  • 6 breakfasts, 3 lunches and 2 dinners
  • Fully guided tours and field presentations from local experts
  • All ground excursion transportation including the Vistadome train through the Urubamba Valley
  • Luggage porterage
  • Gratuities to guides, drivers and wait staff for included meals
  • Airport assistance for guests arriving and departing during the suggested times