Amanda Sweeney
Amanda Sweeney Product Manager
"Spot the magnificent Andean condor in the Colca Canyon. It's a very special experience."

Sacred Valley Holidays

The Sacred Valley of the Incas follows the Urubamba River valley between Cuzco and Machu Picchu. It has a mild climate, beautiful scenery and picturesque traditional villages. The Valle Sagrado is also home to some very impressive and sizeable Inca sites such as Ollantaytambo. The surrounding markets are packed with colourful art and crafts and local produce. with the markets at Pisac and Chinchero being the most popular.

The salt terraces at Maras also make a fascinating tour, where salt has been harvested from these natural rock pools in the same way for centuries. Being lower in altitude than Cuzco, it is also the perfect place for some laid-back trekking, horseback riding, mountain biking or river rafting on the Urubamba River.

Due to its temperate climate and lower altitude, you may prefer to head straight to the Sacred Valley on first  arriving in Cuzco in order to gradually acclimatise. Many travellers choose to spend a few days relaxing here in one of the delightful hotels before setting off to Machu Picchu on the train from Ollantaytambo station. This is part way along the train route to the famous ruins and gives you a more leisurely start that morning. Then on your return, head back to Cuzco for a few days, as it would be a shame to miss this fascinating colonial city.

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Wonders of Peru Holiday
  • Culture & History
  • Family
From £2690 per person
13 day holiday
Flights included
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Peru
Our Wonders of Peru holiday is a tailor-made tour with shared excursions, offering exceptional value. It visits the most celebrated highlights of Peru the iconic Machu Picchu, the Colca Canyon, Lake Titicaca and the Sacred Valley.
Ausangate Trek to Rainbow Mountain
  • Adventure
  • Culture & History
  • Responsible
From £3095 per person
14 day holiday
Flights included
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Peru
Rainbow Mountain lies far from the beaten track (a five-day hike away, in fact) deep in the Andes and reached only by the high-altitude...
Ultimate Peru Adventure
  • Adventure
  • Culture & History
From £3230 per person
10 day holiday
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Peru
For adventurous travellers, Peru is a dream destination. In just one trip, spend a night in the Sacred Valley's most exclusive...
Eco-Friendly Peru Holiday
  • Culture & History
  • Family
  • Wildlife
From £3470 per person
13 day holiday
Flights included
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Peru
Give back to local communities on this eco-tour that takes in the best of Peru, including iconic sights such as the Sacred Valley, Machu Picchu and the Amazon Rainforest.
Peru Express
  • Culture & History
From £2825 per person
10 day holiday
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Peru
With the new direct flight to Lima, this Peru Express holiday is ideal for those short of time. One of South America’s most vibrant...
Peru & Brazil Made Easy
  • Culture & History
From £3445 per person
12 day holiday
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Peru     Brazil
This Peru holiday itinerary covers the 'must sees' of Peru and Brazil, namely Machu Picchu and the fabulous city of Rio de Janeiro. Rio's statue of Christ the Redeemer was named alongside Machu Picchu as one of the New Seven Wonders of the World in 2007.
Treasures of Peru
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From £3560 per person
13 day holiday
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Peru
This classic 13-day tour showcases Peru’s best loved natural wonders and colonial gems, including Machu Picchu and Lake Titicaca.
Lakes, Nazca Lines, Wilderness and Incas
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From £3765 per person
13 day holiday
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Peru
A classic Peruvian tour including Lima, a flight over the Nazca Lines, unique wildlife on the Ballestas Islands, Machu Picchu and Lake Titicaca.
Peru Highlights plus Easter Island
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From £3840 per person
14 day holiday
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Peru     Chile
Peru Highlights plus Easter Island combines two of the most iconic sights in all of Latin America, the Inca Ruins of Machu Picchu and the Moai Statues created by the Rapanui People.
Peru with Inkaterra
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From £4095 per person
13 day holiday
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Peru
Escape on this rejuvenating holiday to Peru, which offers a chance to reconnect with the natural environment as well as indulge. The trip also incorporates all of Peru’s major highlights.
Wonders of South America
  • Culture & History
From £4530 per person
17 day holiday
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Peru     Brazil     Argentina     Bolivia
This 16-day tailormade tour combines four of Latin America's diverse countries on an epic journey through Peru, Bolivia, Argentina and Brazil.
Peru & Bolivia Highlights
  • Culture & History
From £4975 per person
16 day holiday
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Peru     Bolivia
See the magnificent Inca ruins at Machu Picchu before enjoying the highlights of Bolivia on this 16-day, high altitude itinerary. By way of contrast this trip stays on the Bolivian side of Lake Titicaca.
Peru - The Land of Incas, Canyons & Condors
  • Culture & History
  • Honeymoons
From £5480 per person
13 day holiday
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Peru
This once in a lifetime journey is the perfect choice for those who love to pack in some serious sight-seeing but also want time...
Galapagos & Peru in Style
  • Culture & History
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From £7710 per person
16 day holiday
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Galapagos Islands     Peru     Ecuador
Start your adventure on board the M/V Evolution which offers two 7-night itineraries that cruise through different areas of the Galapagos...
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