This journey takes you deep into the heart of the Andes and to the lush cloud forest of Machu Picchu, where you will explore archaeological sites surrounded by mountains. You will discover the Inca marvels of the Sacred Valley, explore the last part of the majestic Inca Trail, and behold the awe-inspiring stone-made citadel of Machu Picchu, one of the New Seven World Wonders. Finally, explore the pristine rainforest of the Tambopata Wildlife Reserve. 

Package details

8 days 7 nights
Aqueology, hikking, wildlife
Maximum Altitude
Cusco, Sacred Valley, Short Inca trail, Machu Picchu, Tambopata
Group Size
Small groups or private

We start the tour exploring the city of Cusco, visiting amazing Inca temples, and Inca streets blended with colonial architecture. We continue to the Sacred Valley of the Incas and the surrounding archaeological sites. Next, hike the last part of the Inca trail, visiting the archaeological sites of Chachabamba, Wiñayhuayna, and the sun gate Intipunku. The greatest reward is arriving at the Machu Picchu Inca citadel. Following the itinerary, take a commercial flight to the jungle city of Puerto Maldonado to explore the rainforest and wildlife of Tambopata National Reserve. On the last day, you could fly back to Lima to connect with your international flight.

Note: Direct flights from Cusco to Puerto Maldonado are not available on Thursdays or Fridays.


  • Explore huge Inca temples and Andean terraces.
  • Combine traditional tours with the adventure of trekking the Andean mountains. 
  • Hike one of the best trekking in the world.
  • Arrive at Machu Picchu through the Sungate
  • Return from Machu Picchu on the panoramic trains (Vistadome or 360°)
  • Explore the rainforest and wildlife of Tambopata National Reserve
  • Enjoy Peruvian meals

Itinerary at glance

Day 1 / Arrival in Cusco and city tour

  • Pick up from the airport and transfer to hotel in Cusco.
  • Explore the huge archaeological site of Saqsyhuaman
  • Explore the surrounding ruins of Qenqo, Tambomachay, and Puca Pucara.
  • Visit the Inca Temple of the Sun Qorikancha.
  • Spend the night in Cusco City

Day 2 / Super Sacred Valley tour

  • Full-day tour with lunch included
  • See llamas, alpacas, and other camelids in a llama farm
  • Explore the archaeological Inca sites of Pisac, Moray, and Ollantaytambo
  • Visit the local handicraft market of Pisac
  • Visit the Inca salt mines of Maras 
  • Lunch at a tourist restaurant to taste Peruvian meals.
  • Spend the night in Ollantaytambo, an Inca living town.

Day 3 / Short Inca Trail to Machu Picchu

  • Take the train from Ollantaytambo to Km 104 of the railroad.
  • Hike the last part of the Inca Trail to Machu Picchu
  • Archaeological sites included Chachabamba and Wiñayhuayna.
  • Enter Machu Picchu like the Incas through the sun gate of Inti Punku
  • Spend the night in Machu Picchu village (Aguas Calientes)

Day 4 / Machu Picchu - Cusco

  • Explore Machu Picchu in the early morning.
  • Discover Inca temples and enjoy an enriching guided tour.
  • Take the Panoramic train on the way back.
  • Spend the night in Cusco City

Day 5 / Cusco - Puerto Maldonado - Tambopata

  • Flight from Cusco to Puerto Maldonado (not included)
  • Enjoy a 25-minute boat ride towards Inkaterra Hacienda Conception Lodge.
  • Immerse yourself in the depths of the rainforest with the Conception Trails jungle walk. 
  • Take a Twilight River cruise to find nocturnal creatures.

Day 6 / Tambopata - Sandoval Lake

  • Hike through the rainforest of Tambopata and glide across Lake Sandoval. 
  • Climb the Inkaterra Canopy Walkway for panoramic views of wildlife.
  • Observe wildlife activity under darkness, exploring the Rainforest by Night.

Day 7 / Explore the jungle

  • Discover many of the rainforest's tropical plants up close at our organic bio-orchard
  • Visit Palmetum, where you will see a collection of Amazonian palms. 
  • Paddle on an oxbow lake and test your fishing skills on the lookout for piranhas. 

Day 8 / Puerto Maldonado - Lima.

  • Set off by boat from the lodge until you arrive at the airport in Puerto Maldonado city.
  • Flight back to Lima (not included).


  • From 4 to more, in a double or twin room: $1370
  • Single supplement: $265
  • Hotel upgrades are available to 4-star or 5-star hotels
  • Contact us for less than 4 participants to get a quote
Full Itinerary
Day 1 / Arrival in Cusco and city tour

At the given time, we pick you up from the airport in Cusco or from your hotel. If you are taking a flight from Lima to Cusco, please try to arrive before 11 am to have enough time for lunch since the tour starts around 12.50 pm from your hotel.

City tour and nearby archaeological sites: We pick you up from your hotel and start the tour by visiting Cusco main plaza and the surrounding streets which still have Inca walls. Then we visit the 12-angled Inca stone, representing the architecture masonry of the Inca. Then we continue to the Inca Temple of the Sun, which was called Qorikancha in Inca times. The Coricancha, or Temple of the Sun, was the most important temple in the Inca Empire, and it was dedicated to Inti, the Sun God. There, we will find amazing Inca stonework and learn more about the Inca religion and architecture.

Following the tour, we drive towards the hills of Cusco, where the Sacsayhuaman archaeological site is located. There, we will find amazing, huge Inca walls made of huge stone bricks with tons of weight. It was a ceremonial and military center, a marvel at the ingenuity of Inca engineering, believed to worship lightning. We also visit the ceremonial temple of Qenqo and the fountain of Tambomachay. After the tour, we take you back to your hotel.


  • Tourist minivan with wide windows, air conditioning, and a professional driver.
  • A professional English-speaking tour guide
  • Entrance tickets to visit the mentioned places
  • Hotel in Cusco (3-star with a great location) 
Day 2 / Super Sacred Valley tour

Full-day tour with lunch included. Around 7 am we pick you up from your hotel and set off towards the north of Cusco. Our first stop is a llama farm where you will see llamas, alpacas, and other South American camelids, as well as learn about Inca weaving techniques.

We continue to Pisac Archeological site where you can find stunning Inca ruins and breathtaking views. Highlights include terraced agricultural areas called Andean Terraces that showcase the Incas' advanced farming techniques. The site also features ceremonial plazas, intricately carved stone structures, and a Sun Temple with an Intihuatana stone, believed to have been used for astronomical observations and rituals. Pisac Archaeological Site is a captivating blend of historical significance and natural beauty.

Next, we visit the Pisac handicraft market, where you can find beautifully handcrafted textiles with intricate Inca motifs, including alpaca wool garments, blankets, and rugs, artisanal ceramics, jewelry made from silver and semi-precious stones, and intricately carved wooden items are also popular offerings.

We continue to the farming village of Urubamba for lunch at a carefully selected tourist restaurant, where you can savor authentic Peruvian cuisine. After a delicious meal, we drive to Maras Inca salt mines to find ancient salt pans showcasing traditional salt production methods from Inca times. Then, we continue to the circular Andean terraces in Moray. These unique circular terraces were used by the Incas for experimental farming and studying the effects of different microclimates on crops.

Finally, we drive towards Ollantaytambo village, considered the last Inca living town, to enjoy a guided tour of the archaeological site. There you will find amazing temples with fine architecture. The site includes ceremonial centers, residential areas, and agricultural terraces, all reflecting the strategic and cultural importance during the Inca Empire.

Spend the night in Ollantaytambo village.


  • Tourist van with wide windows, air conditioning, and a professional driver.
  • A professional English-speaking tour guide
  • Entrance tickets to visit the mentioned places
  • Meals: buffet lunch at a tourist restaurant 
  • Hotel in Ollantaytambo (3-star with a great location)
Day 3 / Sacred Valley - Short Inca Trail - Machu Picchu

Around 5 am (time to be confirmed), you'll board the first train to Km 104 - Chachabamba, marking the start of the Short Inca Trail 2 days to Machu Picchu. Upon reaching Km 104, you'll need to present your original passport for entry.

Your adventure begins with a visit to the Chachabamba archaeological site. Under the guidance of your tour guide, you'll explore and delve into its rich history. Following this, you'll set out on the lost Inca Trail. Although the trail is narrow, it offers mesmerizing views. A four-hour hike will lead you to Wiñaywayna, one of the most magnificent Inca sites along the trail. Here, you can admire its intricate architecture, streets, water fountains, and temples. Midday, you'll enjoy a delicious boxed lunch at a nearby campsite.

After lunch, you'll resume your journey with an easier one-hour hike to the Sun Gate. Along the way, you might spot beautiful orchids and a variety of birds. As you reach the Sun Gate, prepare to be greeted by the breathtaking sight of Machu Picchu. The final leg of today's hike, an hour-long descent, will bring you to the upper region of Machu Picchu by around 4:00 p.m., a time with fewer tourists. This offers a serene environment to take photos and watch the sunset over the ancient citadel.

Your day concludes with a bus ride to Aguas Calientes, where you'll check into your hotel and rest.

  • Aguas Calientes Altitude: 2000m - 6561ft
  • Highest altitude: 2700m - 8858ft
  • Distance: 15km - 8 miles
  • Duration: 7 hours
  • Difficulty: Moderate


  • Hotel pick-up and drop-off in a tourist van or minibus.
  • Professional tour guide.
  • Train tickets (tourist train) from Ollantaytambo to Km 104.
  • Entrance ticket to the Inca Trail.
  • First Aid Kit and Oxygen tank.
  • Bus ticket from Machu Picchu to Aguas Calientes village.
  • Meals: 1 box lunch and 1 dinner at a local restaurant.
  • Accommodation: 3-star hotel in Aguas Calientes.
Day 4 / Machu Picchu - Cusco

Start your day early with a hearty breakfast at the hotel before catching the first bus to Machu Picchu to witness the mesmerizing sunrise. Once there, embark on a guided tour of this iconic Inca citadel. Your knowledgeable guide will lead you through the most captivating parts of Machu Picchu.
After your guided tour, you'll have personal time to explore the citadel at your own pace or undertake optional hikes to either Huayna Picchu or Machu Picchu Mountain. Please note that these hikes are separate from the Machu Picchu citadel tour and are not included in your package.
After exploring the ancient wonders, take the bus down to Aguas Calientes. Enjoy lunch at your own expense before boarding the Vistadome train back to Ollantaytambo. Upon arrival, our private transport will take you back to your hotel, with an expected arrival time of 7:30 p.m.

  • Aguas Calientes: 2000m - 6561ft
  • Highest altitude: 2400m - 7874ft
  • Duration: 3 hours


  • Hotel pick-up and drop-off.
  • Breakfast at the hotel.
  • Professional tour guide.
  • Entrance ticket to visit Machu Picchu.
  • Train tickets from Aguas Calientes village to Ollantaytambo.
  • Transfer from Ollantaytambo to your hotel in Cusco (tourist van or minibus).
  • Hotel in Cusco: Budget, Superior, or Deluxe, according to your package.
Day 5 / Cusco - Puerto Maldonado - Tambopata

We will take you to the airport two hours before the flight departs towards the jungle city of Puerto Maldonado. Regular flights depart Cusco around 11 am and arrive at Puerto Maldonado around 11.45 am. Once there, staff of the lodge will pick you up in a minibus and take you to the river dock. Then you begin Amazon adventure with a 25-minute boat ride navigating the clay-colored Madre de Dios River to reach Inkaterra Hacienda Conception Lodge. After a refreshing time in your room lunch is served at the palm-thatched Casa Grande dining room. Then we explore the rainforest on foot, starting from the Eco Center.

We explore the Conception trails for an immersive introduction to the ecosystems of the Amazon basin. lnkaterra Hacienda Concepcion harbors primary and secondary rainforests inhabited by exotic wildlife and tropical plants. Witness dusk in the rainforest in a guided Twilight River boat ride. At this time of day, the wildlife in the jungle changes. Try to find caimans lurking on the riverbanks. Enjoy â-la-carte dining, made with local Amazon ingredients. Spend the night in the jungle.


  • Transfer to Cusco airport in a tourist van or minibus
  • Transfer to the lodge by ground and boat
  • Guided tours
  • Lunch and dinner
  • Lodge accommodations
Day 6 / Tambopata - Sandoval Lake

Buffet breakfast is served from 05:30 am. Then we explore the Sandoval Lake in a dug-out wooden canoe, and quietly paddle through a stream, and glide onto the lake, flanked by picture-perfect palms. Sandoval Lake is a glassy, ox-bow lake located inside the protected Tambopata National Reserve and is home to many species of birds, the endangered giant river otter, red howler monkeys, red-bullied macaws, anacondas, side-neck turtles, black caimans amongst others. Return to Inkaterra Hacienda Conception in time for lunch.

In the afternoon, we visit the Canopy Walkway, which is a sophisticated network distributed over ecologically constructed hanging suspension bridges strung between eight treetop observation platforms above the forest floor. 

We will ascend the tower of 38 meters (124 feet) above ground, trying to find wildlife like toucans, trogons, woodpeckers, monkeys, and more. This is a great opportunity to appreciate the rainforest from the rooftop and gain a sense of its size. Once at the lodge, you can take a night walk into the hidden forest. If you prefer a good rest, the spa is available. A la carte dinner is served from 19:00.


  • Guided tours
  • Breakfast, lunch and dinner
  • Lodge accommodations
Day 7 / Explore the jungle

We visit an organic bio-orchard after breakfast to learn about tropical plants and their medicinal uses that local people used through generations. Later, we visit the Palmetum which is a collection of Amazonian palms in a plot reserved for rainforest restoration and conservation.

Enjoy a relaxing paddle boat ride after lunch. We explore in a dugout canoe on Inkaterra Hacienda Concepcion's oxbow-shaped lagoon, locally called cocha. We would find the bizarre hoatzins in the surroundings, maybe caymans and piranhas, and birds flying through the jungle. With the catch-and-release technique, you may test your fishing abilities by looking for piranhas with a basic wooden rod, just like the local indigenous people do. Spend the night at the lodge.


  • Guided tours
  • Breakfast, lunch and dinner
  • Lodge accommodations
Day 8 / Puerto Maldonado - Lima

Enjoy your last morning with the unmistakable sounds of the jungle. The check-out time is at 10 am, and you can enjoy a good breakfast before that. Then we must take the boat back to Puerto Maldonado in a 25-minute return trip along the Madre de Dios River. Then, we will take you to the airport for your flight back to Lima. Please provide your flight information. 

Note that activities and excursions are subject to change depending on weather conditions. 

End of the tour

Inclusions of the package

  • Airport transfers
  • Hotel pick-up and drop-off
  • Transport for the tours
  • Professional English-speaking guide
  • Entrance tickets to the places to visit
  • Meals described and breakfast at hotels
  • Hotel accommodations in the category selected.

Not Included in the package 

  • Flight tickets
  • Gratuities
  • Travel Insurance

Inclusions of the Short Inca Trail:

  • Professional tour guide.
  • All transportation costs.
  • Accommodation: 3-star hotel in Aguas Calientes.
  • Entrance ticket to the Inca Trail.
  • Entrance ticket to Machu Picchu.
  • All necessary bus tickets to Machu Picchu.
  • Meals: 1 box lunch and 1 dinner at a local restaurant.
  • First Aid Kit and Oxygen tank.
  • Round-trip train tickets.
  • Vistadome Panoramic return train.

Not included in the Short Inca trail:

  • First breakfast and second-day lunch
  • Travel Insurance

Inclusions for the jungle tour to Tambopata:

  • Round-trip transportation by land and river (Airport/Lodge/Airport)
  • Excursions with an Inkaterra Explorer Guide in Spanish or English
  • Small groups up to 8 participants with one guide
  • Check-in 1 pm / Check-out 10 am
  • Luggage storage room
  • Personalized Wake-up calls
  • Full board
  • Welcome drink
  • Turndown service between 6 pm – 8 pm
  • Entrance Fee to Lake Sandoval

Not Included:

  • Flight tickets
  • Gratuities
  • Binoculars