Trip name: Sacred Valley & Machu Picchu Journey
|Trip Length: 2 Days|
|Type service: Group Tour||Type itinerary: Customize|
|Destinations: Cusco, Machu Picchu||Activities: Cultural & History/Family|
|Difficulty / Physical Activity
* Easy – nothing more than normal walking while sight-seeing
** Moderate to superior-class accommodations, combined with basic accommodations or camping
Highlights: Sacred Valley of the Incas, Pisaq ruins and Indian Market, Ollantaytambo Fortress, Machu Picchu Citadel
Explore Inca Ruins at Pisaq & Ollantaytambo in the Sacred Valley
If you have more time and would like to really get a feel for what was once one of the greatest civilizations in the world then try our two-day “Machu Picchu and the Sacred Valley of the Incas” tour; on this short trip you will see the very best of Inca ruins, and you’ll have a chance to shop for local handicrafts, explore the beautiful Urubamba valley and have plenty of time to fully appreciate amazing “Lost City of the Incas”, Machu Picchu
Airport Transfer when you arrive to Cusco before trip departure
Machupicchu Kingdom of the Incas Empire, services begin with a transfer to your hotel. Our representative will meet with you at Cusco Airport and escort you to your hotel.
Day 1 – Sacred Valley of the Incas
Pick up from the hotel at 8:30am for your full day tour to the impressive Sacred Valley of the Incas, explore the beautiful Peruvian countryside with a full-day tour of the magical Sacred Valley. First place, you will visit the town of Pisaq, famous for its bustling market. This native town was once where “exchange transactions” took place. In this type of transaction, customers would exchange one good for another instead of using currency. Visit the market of Pisaq where you can purchase beautifully crafted products hand-made by the locals.
On Sunday, the main attraction is a mass celebrated in Quechua and conducted in Spanish. It is attended by the mayors and their attendants who play traditional musical instruments called “pututos.”
Afterwards, you’ll enjoy a typical Peruvian lunch (included in price) before visiting the fortress of Ollantaytambo.
Next, you will visit the impressive ruins of Ollantaytambo fortress. These magnificent ancient ruins serve as great vantage points to look out over the valley. Originally the royal estate of Emperor Pachakuteq during the Inca Empire, this site later served as a stronghold for Manco Inca Yupanqui in the Inca´s final rebellion against the Spanish. Stop in Ollantaytambo where you’ll spend the night – Overnight at Ollantaytambo Hotel
- Meals Included: Lunch
Day 2 – Full Day Machu Picchu and back to Cusco
Breakfast at the hotel; full day Excursion to Machu Picchu; take train from Ollantaytambo railway station to enjoy 1 hour and 40 minutes scenic rail tour to Aguas Calientes (Expedition Train).
Upon arrival at Aguas Calientes station, you’ll board a small bus and head up to the ruins of the “sacred city”, Machu Picchu. Your expert guide will walk with you through the main streets of these amazing ruins. Stroll through town squares and climb delicately carved stone stairways. Esoteric wisdom holds Machu Picchu as the new spiritual center of the world. There will be time to be alone and fully embrace this magnificent wonder of the world, letting this once in a lifetime experience set in. After the tour you’ll have time to stroll around the archaeological Site at your leisure.
Then, you will have time to perform some of the following activities by yourself (not included in the price):
- Climb to Wayna Picchu; for the most adventurous people, we suggest to go up the Wayna Picchu from where you can appreciate the immensity of Machu Picchu, even more amazing being high and distant.
- Walk to Sun Gate; opportunity to walk (approx. 1 hour) up to the Sun Gate (Inti Punku)
Lunch at the Sanctuary Lodge Restaurant in Machu Picchu (included in the price)
Train back to Cusco: In the afternoon you’ll return to the train station in Aguas Calientes for the trip back to Cusco (Vistadome Train) – train departure to Cusco; upon arrival to Cusco reception and transfer to the Hotel
Overnight at Cusco Hotel
- Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch
Depart Cusco – Our representative will assist you and transfer to the airport and say goodbye.
All mentioned land transport (bus, etc.), Hotel accommodation with breakfast, entrance to parks and cultural sights, guided visits and mentioned excursions, English/Spanish speaking guide to accompany visits and excursions, all transfers, meals as indicated in the itinerary, Train tickets (Ollantaytambo to Aguas Calientes with Expedition Train and Back to Cusco with Vistadome Train)
Services not included
International airfares, domestic flights
Airport departure (US$ 30 per person for international flights and US$ 6.5 for national flights) taxes or visa fees, excess baggage charges, additional nights during the trip due to flight cancellations, alcoholic beverages or bottled water, snacks, insurance of any kind, laundry, phone calls, radio calls or messages, reconfirmation of flights and items of personal nature, personal equipment, obligatory personal insurance and meals which are not mentioned, Entrance fee to Wayna Picchu Mountain