Hidden high in the Andes and lost to the world for centuries, Machu Picchu was rediscovered in 1911 by retired U.S. Senator Hiram Bingham. A journey to this lofty citadel is a once-in-a-lifetime experience.
Ecoventura offers two extensions to Peru including a 6 night First Class/ 4 star and 7 night Luxury/ 5 star extension to Peru to visit the Machu Picchu ruins, Cuzco and the sacred valley of the Incas. This tour departs on Sunday afternoon from Guayaquil following the Galapagos cruise. We have hand selected hotels based on comfort, uniqueness and value. High season is April through October so don’t wait to book your trip during these months as our favorite hotels fill up quickly.
Cuzco is an Andean jewel and UNESCO World Cultural Heritage site. Visit the cathedral and La Compañia, the convent of Santo Domingo and the for tress of Sacsayhuaman. Just an hour away lies the narrow, winding Urubamba Valley, known as the Sacred Valley of the Incas, with picturesque villages like Pisac, known for its colorful market, and Ollaytaytambo built on top of original Inca foundations.
Abandoned by the Incas, fabled Machu Picchu is located high above the clouds in a spectacular setting overlooking the deep canyon of the Urubamba River. The citadel served as a place of worship and stargazing, and as a private hacienda for Inca royalty.