Imagine adventurer Hiram Bingham’s wide-eyed awe when he first saw Machu Picchu, the Inca ruins buried deep in the Peruvian Andes. Thankfully, today the journey to the citadel is far more comfortable than what the intrepid explorer would have experienced in 1911. However, the sight of the incredible ruins remains as powerful now as it was 100 years ago. This five-day Independent Experience takes you from the well-trod streets of Cusco to Machu Picchu and the breathtaking Sacred Valley on a journey that traces the history of the empire and the Spanish conquest.
- Travel to Machu Picchu on the luxury Belmond Hiram Bingham, enjoying incredible views and a seasnoal three-course meal en route.
- Wander the ancient streets of Cusco on a guided tour and witness the mingling of Inca and Spanish colonial architecture.
- Tour the breathtaking hills of the Sacred Valley, exploring ancient agricultural sites and enjoying lunch with locals at a traditional farming community.