A great trip to Machu Picchu through the Sacred Valley, this magical city is located to 110 KM or 72 miles from Cusco (2400masl – 7872ft) on the slopes above the Urubamba River lies one of the world most extraordinary archaeological sites. In this incredible trip, our travelers will be able to visit part of Cusco`s sites, sacred valley and then Machu Picchu. The Sacred Valley of the Incas is an incomparable beautiful stretch of small villages and ancient ruins spread across a broad plain and rugged mountain slopes northwest of Cusco. During this fascinating adventure tour, you will also be able to visit some museums, traditional markets, Incas ruins, temples and a small zoo along the sacred valley. Come and make us part of your trip!
Important note: Due to the high demand and limit of entrances to the Sanctuary of MACHU PICCHU & HUAYNA PICCHU even to Machu Picchu we strongly recommend you book in advance before sold out (For Huayna Picchu and only 400 available entrances) Cost for entrance to Huayna Picchu & Machu Picchu Montaña US$ 25 each) Note: The tickets cannot be modified, exchanged or refunded once confirmed!!! In February: the 2 Days & 4 Days Inca Trail are closed for maintenance.
Upon your arrival to Cusco (Flight details: to be confirmed) our guide and representative will be waiting for you, holding an small board written your names and then, you will be transferred to our office to get further information about the trip and pay the remainder balance while you will be informed, our staff will served you COCA tea to avoid the altitude sickness. At 1:00 or 2 pm, you will start with this famous traditional tour involves the visits, first:
Optional visits to:
After your breakfast, you will be picked up by our guide to start with this lovely Sacred Valley (great option to acclimatize) the ancient capital of the Inca Empire, where you’ll board our private coach for a drive to the Sacred Valley. This mountainous region of Peru offers mystical awe-inspiring sights to discover…The tour includes the visits the small zoo of Cochahuasi where you can observe the flight of the CONDOR`S, Andean pumas, fox, deer’s, parrots, macaws and variety of animals and birds and then you will visit Awana Kancha or (Alpaca farm) which is a weaving center with the goal to keep alive the traditional textile arts. Here you can see four members of the camelids family – llama, alpacas, vicunas and guanacos. Alpaca have thick wool and is the most commonly used while the vicunas are small and delicate with fur considered the finest. You can meet these fours camelids, learn about the harvesting of the different wools and the natural dying techniques and have change to see native weavers from different areas showing their weaving style and dress afterwards, we continue with visit to the Andean native markets and ruins of Pisac.
This mountainous region of Peru offers mystical awe-inspiring sights to discover… along with farms and villages that welcome you with a taste of daily life. Enjoy a tasty BUFFET lunch for at the restaurant (variety of dishes and vegetarian optional) after the lunch, the tour continues to the towards Ollantaytambo, an archaeological site that the Incas built as a fort and includes a temple, agricultural terraces, and an urban area. There are two distinct sectors: Araqama Ayllu, the religious and worship zone, and Qosqo Ayllu, the residential area. Ollantaytambo was an important administrative center with probable military functions due to the walls and towers. There are also traces of ancient roads and aqueducts. The town of Ollantaytambo is called a Living-Inca-Town, since the inhabitants maintain very old practices and customs.
Afternoon, on the way back to Cusco , you will visit the Inca site of Moray. This is a fascinating, unique ruin; a fabulous amphitheater of terracing that was used as an agricultural experimental site by the Incas by taking advantage of the microclimates produced by the varying altitude to breed new varieties of their crops.
We shall also visit the Village of Maras, and The salt pans which have made it famous finally, you will
stop by the colorful village of Chinchero, where we will find the ruins of the Tupac Inca Yupanqui Royal House, we will appreciate its well preserve Inca wall in the main square and you will visit the beauty Colonial Temple with invaluable portraits, built over Inca Bases. Afterwards, you will be drop off at your Hotel. (Dinner on your own)
After your buffet breakfast at the hotel, picked up and transfer you to Poroy station in our private vehicle (It takes 25 minutes) where you will have fantastic journey through the sacred valley of the Incas and the remote canyon of Vilcanota to Aguas Calientes village. Once you arrive there, you will be picked up by our English speaking guide and then you will be immediately by transferred by shared touristic transport up to the most spectacular ancient city in the World which is Machu Picchu (By bus takes around 35 minutes by unpaved road) Machu Picchu was built by the Inca Pachacuteq and comprising stone blocks fitted with masterful precision, Machu Picchu harmoniously blends into the mountain landscape.
There are many theories as to the origins behind Machu Picchu but three of the most popular ideas include a temple to the sun, a fortress against the jungle inhabitants or a sanctuary for the Incas. This fabulous city has houses, temples, warehouses, a large central square, all connected by narrow roads and steps, and is surrounded by terraces cut into the mountain side which were used for agriculture. If the time permit and according the coordination with the guide and your entrance to Huayna Picchu mountain (Young mountain) you can climb but it takes around 2 hours up/down (recommendable climb in 2 days trip) Afternoon and depending on your train schedule back to Cusco, you will have to take the bus down to Aguas Calientes to catch the train back to Cusco. After the guided tour, our guide will give you all the instructions for your bus down and train back to Cusco. Upon your arrival to Poroy station, you will be meeting again by our staff and then transfer back to your Hotel.
After your buffet breakfast or afternoon, pick up and transfer to the airport.
Cuzco is a city in southeastern Peru, near