The valley has long been the home of attractive colonial towns, isolated weaving villages, handicraft markets and lofty 10th and 11th century Inca Citadels of Pisac, Ollantaytambo and Urubamba. Visiting the Salt Mines and Moray terraces, which were made by building containment walls filled with fertile earth.
They were watered through a complex irrigation system. At the base of the terraces, there is a rainwater storage system. The entire system allowed for the cultivation of the Incas to grow over 250 types of vegetables.
Explore amazing ruins and the fabled Lost City of the Incas, Machu Picchu. The Inca City of the Historic Sanctuary of Machu Picchu is the articulating centre of its surroundings, a masterpiece of art, urbanism, architecture and engineering of the Inca Civilization. The working of the mountain, at the foot of the Huayna Picchu, is the exceptional result of integration with its environment, the result of a gigantic effort as if it were an extension of nature, highly recommended Sacred Valley and Machu Picchu tour.
Tour Type: Cultural in Archaeological Sites in Cusco and Machu Picchu
Good For: Everyone, done in small groups or privately
Consideration: Please remember comfortable shoes.
Season: From January 1 to December 31.
Duration: 2 Days.
Our 2-day tour of Machu Picchu will take you on one of the most incredible train journeys of the world. Following the route of the Urubamba river, until the Forrest surrounding Machu Picchu, enjoy the remarkable landscape of the Andean mountains during your trip.
The tour starts with the hotel pick-up between 08:00 a.m. to 08:30 a.m. and then we head on our tourist bus to the northwestern part of the city through picturesque villages until we reach the viewpoint of Corao from where we will have a preliminary view of the entire Sacred Valley and the imposing snow-capped peaks that protect the place.
The first archaeological center that we will visit will be Pisac (Andean partridge) which we will access through a paved road. As we ascend, we will be able to appreciate the impressive Inca platforms that border the mountains, giving us the impression of being part of the mountains. The places we will visit inside Pisac will be the religious sector made up of temples, the urban sector, the Inca cemetery and finally the agricultural terraces. Then we will descend to the town of Pisac.
We will continue our journey to Ollantaytambo, making a stop in the town of Urubamba where you can have lunch (not included in the tour), before continuing the journey to Ollantaytambo ancient resting place and called as “The Inca city living “since you can still see houses with Inca bases inhabited by the inhabitants. The most important place is the Temple of the Sun which is in the highest part of the archaeological center. It is accessed through hundreds of stairs for which we will have to make a little effort, but it will be worth it since the view from this place is indescribable. We will end the tour returning to the city of Cusco visiting Chinchero, a beautiful town that houses platforms and a beautiful colonial church, which has impressive canvases and altarpieces from the Cusco school.
We will then board the train to Aguas Calientes at 19:04 or 21:00. The trip to Aguas Calientes takes approximately 2 hours. Once we arrive, our transfer to the hotel will be waiting for us. The guide will pass by the hotel in order to give you comprehensive information about the visit to Machu Picchu the following day.
The most important day of our trip is getting to know one of the 7 wonders of the world. Machupicchu world, and we have two ways to get there: The first is through the Camino Inca, this walk lasts 1 hour and 30 minutes of pure ascent. The second is by bus tourist, this short trip lasts 30 minutes. People who want to walk up the Inca Trail, you must leave the hotel very early at 4:30 am to get to the Inca citadel of Machupicchu very early and appreciate the sunrise. And the people Those who want to go by car will have to take the first bus at 5:30 am to arrive early to Machupicchu and be able to appreciate the sunrise, which is a unique spectacle, Then we can visit the Inca citadel of Machupicchu for 2 hours and 30 minutes approximately accompanied by a specialist guide who will explain to us about thehistorical legacy of the citadel of Machu Picchu, and the complete description of this great and imposing attraction.
After the excursion and if you have the ticket, you can ascend the Huaynapicchu mountain or the Machupicchu Mountain, at the appropriate time you must descend from Machupicchu to Aguas Calientes by bus or walking so they can have lunch in peace and board the return train to Ollantaytambo (2 hours by train) where it awaits us our transportation to the city of Cusco (2 hours by car).
Excursion to the Sacred Valley (we will visit the archaeological site of Pisac and Ollantaytambo)
Train ticket from Ollantaytambo – Aguas Calientes (7:04 pm or 9:00 pm)
01 night in a hotel with breakfast in Aguas Calientes
Entrance to the archaeological site of Machupicchu
Guided 2 hours in Machupicchu
Bus tickets up and down from Aguas Calientes – Machu Picchu
Train tickets from Aguas Calientes – Ollantaytambo (Expeditions)
Transportation from Ollanta Station to Cusco (Plazoleta Regocijo)
BUFFET LUNCH DAY 1
Entrance fees to the Sacred Valley (general ticket S/130.00 soles and partial ticket S/70.00 soles)
Entrance to Machupicchu Mountain EXTRA $25
Entrance to Huaynapicchu Mountain EXTRA $25
Entrance to the Hot Springs of Aguas Calientes s/20.00 soles.
ORIGINAL PASSPORT: very important!
Hat to protect yourself from the sun or rain.
Sun protection cream.
Light and warm clothing.
Simple bag (soles)
Snacks: cookies, energy bars, granolas, chocolates, nuts, etc.