Machu Picchu & Sacred Valley


A New 7 Wonder of the World, one of the most important energy centers on Earth, and an icon of tourism - those are just a few of the names of Machu Picchu; the entirety of its splendor awaits you to cast its bewitching spell over you. Your adventure begins with a bus ride through the Urubamba Valley, to either the Ollantaytambo or Poroy train stations. From there, it’s a train ride to the town of Aguas Calientes. Now you are really close. Hop on a bus and a few minutes later, you are at the top of the mountain and ready to explore the ancient outpost. The Historic Sanctuary of Machu Picchu is a mixed UNESCO World Heritage Site because it features both natural and cultural elements worthy of that distinction. It will never disappoint the traveler who comes looking to unlock its secrets. Mystical energies pulsate under your feet as you climb to the top and admire the Intihuatana or visit the Temple of the Sun, the Palace of the Inca, and its agricultural and urban sectors. If you are truly intrepid, dare to climb to the top of Mount Huayna Picchu, a symbol of Machu Picchu and the tallest mountain behind the archeological site. The pathway leading to its summit offers the fabulous reward of a spectacular view of the stone city.

If you decide to take a Peru vacation, then you simply have to visit Cusco, one of the world’s most popular tourism destinations, with its very own brand of magic and spirit. From there, you can also easily travel to Machu Picchu, the sacred city of the Incas, to discover all its hidden enchantments on one of the many different Machu Picchu tours.

  • Day 1: Cusco city tour, Sacsayhuaman, and nearby archeological sites

You arrive in the city of Cusco and are taken to your hotel, where the rest of the morning is free time to rest and to acclimate yourself to the elevation. The afternoon is set aside for a tour of the incredible colonial city, whose buildings the Spanish constructed on top of the foundations of Incan palaces. You begin at the Korikancha, the Temple of the Sun, to witness the exquisite stone work achieved by the Incas. Next stop is the Main Square for a tour of the Cathedral to see its fabulous wood carvings and impressive altars and the lovely Church of La Compañia de Jesus (Society of Christ). Following that, you head upwards to Sacsayhuaman, a fortress located in a strategic spot high above the city with a view that is absolutely stunning. You will also visit some other archaeological complexes such as Kenko and Tambomachay*, and you will have a panoramic view of Puca Pucara. Accomodations for the night in Cusco.

  • Day 2: Sacred Valley of the Incas – Inca´s Balcony and Ollantaytambo

Breakfast ad you'll discover the best of the Sacred Valley of the Incas through this route starting on the Inca's Balcony, in Chinchero, a beautiful place with an impressive view, where twelves families still preserve their traditional costums, showing you the ancestral way in which they process the wool, and obtain those vivid colors for their textiles. Afterwards, we will go to Pisac, Moray and finally Ollantaytambo, one of the most monumental architectural complexes of the ancient Inca Empire, one of the few places where the Spanish conquistadors lost a major battle. Very well known for its “andenes” (terraces dug into the slopes of mountains for agricultural purposes), Ollantaytambo was a highly effective fortress, that also served as a temple. Then, we will follow to the town of Ollantaytambo, “the unique living Inca town”: the best surviving example of Inca city planning, with narrow cobblestone streets that have been continuously inhabited since the 13th century. Then you'll take the train to Aguas calientes. Dinner and overnight in Hotel.

  • Day 3: Sacred City of Machu Picchu

You are going to visit one of the most important energy centers of the world and the highpoint of your Peru vacation: Machu Picchu. Early breakfast and you will be driven to the archeological site, and your Machu Picchu tour will be an unforgettable experience, with a professional guide to impart to you all the history that surrounds this mysterious and enchanting place. Once the guided tour is over, you will have some free time to explore the site on your own, to relax, or to meditate. At the agreed upon hour, you will descend to Aguas Calientes for lunch and board the train later that afternoon for the return trip. Once you have arrived at either the Poroy Station, you will be driven to cusco hotel. After accomodation we'll celebrate with a buffet dinner our amazing trip!

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3 Days & 2 Nights

In double accomodation

From

 5 People

From

2 to 4 People

     
Price per Person: US$ 350 US$ 450
Single Supplement: US$ 100 US$ 100
     
Accomodation Comfortable
Tour Pace & Walking Easy to Moderate and steep walks
INCLUDES   NOT INCLUDES
  • Hotel with private toilets   
  • Hot water for shower
  • Wi-fi available
  • Full meals, soft drinks
  • Transportation
  • Guide
  • Entrance fees
 
  • International/Domestic Flight Tickets
  • Airport Taxes, Visa Fees
  • Any alcoholic Beverage
  • Phones Calls, Laundry
  • Taxis, extra activities
  • Tips
  • Other items of personal nature

 

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