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Thinking about your post-COVID travel plans and how to make the most of them? If Machu Picchu is on your hit list, then Valencia Travel Cusco’s Machu Picchu Express tour might be just what you have been looking for.
Over 7 action-packed days, you will get to experience Lima by foot with a walking tour through some of the capital city’s most charming streets, that are packed with Instagram-worthy architecture and a lively buzz that pulsates through one of South America’s most dynamic cities. Pisco Sours, traditional cuisine, and a crew of new travel buddies start off your trip before you continue on to Cusco—one of the coolest towns not only in Peru, or the continent for that matter—but the world. Think ancient cathedrals, artists’ studios selling incredible paintings, chic bars and an assortment of cuisine (including some of the best Japanese outside of Japan), and this is only scratching the surface of what is ground zero for Peru’s diverse range of travellers.
As the launching pad for much of Peru’s beautiful attractions, it is naturally the departure point for Machu Picchu. En route to the world-famous mountain, you’ll spend the night at Aguas Calientes—a fantastical town that lies deep in a gorge far below the ruins. Entering the town is one of the coolest experiences for travellers, not just because of its natural beauty with rocky mountains and a vibrant inner-community, but for what it represents: what many consider to be Peru’s base camp and as such, an exciting place where you’ll have the chance to meet plenty of other adventurers getting ready for their ascent!
Waking up for an early breakfast before boarding the bus at 5:40am for the journey to the gates, the sunrise that folds over Machu Picchu’s iconic ruins is a memorable experience that will become one of the highlights of your trip. Ensure your cameras are charged so you can snap away for the perfect picture, but don’t forget to sit back, relax, and take in the moment—the breathtaking scenery feels spiritual for many, and we’re sure it will inspire and amaze you all at the same time. For those with ambitious feet, you also have the option of climbing Huayna Picchu—which is a large mountain sitting behind the ruins that has been made famous around the world for its photographic angles of the ancient Incan complex.
On the Machu Picchu Express tour, you will spend the last night with your new travel buddies in Cusco—so make the most of it with a big send-off at one of the town’s many bars and restaurants!
Although goodbyes are always hard, we know you’ll be united by this experience forever, and we’re sure the friends you’ve made over the past week are ones you’ll stay in touch with for a long time to come: Who knows—maybe you’ll be back in Peru for another one of our tours someday soon!