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Sacred Valley & Machu Picchu 6 Days

Explore the Sacred Valley of the Incas for 2 days; then we will visit the majestic Incan city of Cusco and the different archeological complexes that surround it. We will crown our trip with our visit to the sacred citadel of Machu Picchu. We have developed this tour to make of your vacations in Peru a deeply unforgettable and wonderful experience. 

Day 1 Arrive to Cusco
Day 2 Sacred Valley: Sacsayhuaman - Pisac
Day 3 Sacred Valley: Ollantaytambo, Moray & Salt Mines
Day 4 Sacred Valley / Machu Picchu
Day 5 Machu Picchu / Cusco
Day 6 Cusco – Departure Day

 Day 1 Cusco
Upon arrival to cusco airport, transfer to the hotel. Later on we do a walking tour in the City. Visit the main sites around the Plaza de Armas - The Cathedral, The Inca walls with its 12 angled stone and the Sun Temple of Koricancha inside the Santo Domingo Temple, the local market, etc. At the end of the walk through the city you will end at your lodging.

  •   Overnight in Cusco. (Altitude: 3400m, 11150ft)

Day 2 Sacred Valley: Sacsayhuaman - Pisac
Leaving early by vehicle we wind our way on the road to Sacsayhuaman, a vast fortress built on three platforms, overlooking the city of Cusco. From here we continue to Kenko, a site of worship with a high rock carved into the shape of a Puma which dominates a series of canals, passageways painted with animals. Return to Cusco. Then we continue to the Sacred Valley of the Incas, visiting Awanacancha traditional weaving center and Pisac archaeological site on route, depending on flight arrival.  Lunch included and the rest of the afternoon free. Overnight at a local hotel. (B)

Day 3: Sacred Valley: Ollantaytambo, Moray & Salt Mines
In the morning, your private tour guide and driver will take you off the beaten path to Maras, a typical Andean village. Here you will walk through the streets and get a sense that you are walking during the time of the Incas as a lot of the culture has remained very similar. Next, we will drive you to the incredible circular terraces of Moray, which were used as an Incan laboratory to acclimatize crops. After exploring Moray, you will have an opportunity to visit the salt mines of Maras to see and learn about an ancient pre-Incan method of producing salt. After this visit, you will have the choice of either a short 1 hour trek to the Vilcanota River or drive you to the Res taurant for lunch. In the afternoon, you will have a private tour of Ollantaytambo, one of the last Incan refuges during Spanish colonization. You will step back in time as many of the houses and buildings continue to stand from the Incan empire and display original architecture. You will be invited to enter one of these houses to observe the building and the way in which the people used to live. We will then take you to visit the powerful and impressive Ollantaytambo ruins, temples and terraces. (B)

  • Overnight in Sacred Valley

Day 4 Sacred Valley / Machu Picchu
Early pick up and transfer from your hotel to the train station at Ollantaytambo for your two hour ride down the Urubamba gorge as it changes from mountain vegetation to cloud forest, arrival at the station of Machu Picchu Pueblo.  A half hour bus ride will bring you to the citadel for a  guided visit which on average takes three hours as your official guide walks you through the different sectors of the hill-top citadel, with astonishing views, telling you aspects of life here that will take you back in time. Lunch is included in Machu Picchu Village. (B, L)

  • Overnight in Aguas Calientes (Altitude: 2000m, 6500ft)

Day 5 Machu Picchu / Cusco
Early rise for those who want an optional visit to the ruins. You can also do some optional hikes to Huayna Picchu or the Sun Gate. The other option is to stay around the village and undertake shopping, relax in your hotel room or take a walk in the surrounding cloud-forest. In the afternoon you will board the return train to the Ollantaytambo train station, where you will be picked up by our vehicle and drive back to Cusco.  Drop off at your hotel. (B)

  • Overnight in Cusco. (Altitude: 3400m, 11150ft)

Day 6: Cusco – Departure Day
Our services end today after a direct flight back to Lima for your ongoing international connection. We can arrange a later flight date out of Cusco or additional post tour accommodation in Lima or Cusco upon client request. (B) 

End our services
You can Add on this Trip:  Amazon Rainforest, Titicaca Lake, Colca Canyon, and other extension tours or treks. Let us know.

What’s Included           

  • Airport arrival and departure transfers
  • All accommodations as per itinerary
  • All land transport along the route
  • Guide service throughout as per itinerary
  • Tours and Excursions as per itinerary
  • Entrance fees for included excursions
  • All breakfasts
  • Meals as indicated in the itinerary (B: Breakfast /BL: Boxed Lunch / L: Lunch / D: Dinner)

What’s Not Included

  • Domestic and International Flights
  • International departure taxes and excess baggage fees
  • Visa and passport fees
  • Insurance
  • Meals (see above)
  • Alcohol, Drinks
  • Tips
  • Optional activities/day-tours/excursions