SACRED VALLEY AND MACHUPICCHU 3D/2N
Cusco Valley is remarkable for its beauty. Spend 2 full days and explore the Sacred Valley, while you learn the incredible history of the Incas and the Peruvian culture and then you will be visiting the sacred city of the Incas Machu Picchu. This 3-days tour offers you to visit the most beautiful places of the Sacred Valley; visiting and exploring places that other groups do not, and stops along the trip to take more photos. To visit every place we have more time, you do not need to rush, take your time and enjoy every moment of this incredible journey. Your tour guide will give all the details of the journey, and provides a full information of all the places to be visited, and give you a personalize service. Your guide will be happy to answer all your concerns.
So this 3-days tour offers you to visit; Day 1 – the fortress of Sacsayhuaman, alpaca and llama farm of Awanacancha, the viewpoint of the Sacred Valley, the Inca ruins of Pisac, Pisac market, to visit to one of the local bars to learn the process of Inca beer called chicha, the impressive ruins of Ollantaytambo. Day2 – the viewpoint of Urubamba town, the impressive salt mines of Maras, the amazing Inca terraces of Moray, the Inca ruins of Chinchero with the Colonial Temple. Also in Chinchero you can learn more about the textile where local people will do a demonstration of their skills on the textile, and if you want to, you can purchase some souvenirs here. Day 3 – And finally to visit the most sacred temple of the Incas Machu Picchu.
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Vacation Style Holiday Type
Activity Level Moderate
Group Size Small Group
WHAT YOU NEED TO TAKE.
- Original passport.
- International Student Cart (if pay as a student green ISIC card).
- Immigration card.
- Walking boots.
- Waterproof jacket.
- Warm jacket, hat and gloves.
- Recyclable water container or camel bag.
- Sun hat + sunglasses.
- Sun protection cream.
- Insect repellent
- Toilet paper.
- Personal medication just in case.
- Huayna Picchu:ticket cost is $30 per person.
- Machu Picchu Mountain: ticket cost is $ 30 per person.
- Professional Guide: Tour guide for 3 days.
- Hotels: at Ollantaytambo and Aguas Calientes town, both of them ***.
- Transportation: for whole places to be visited, included transportations back to Cusco.
- Entrance Tickets:tickets are included to visit all the places.
- Snacks: some snacks for the first day and second day.
- Rain ponchos: at the end of the tour, you return the rain poncho to your guide.
- Meals:Breakfast is always served at your hotel, but all other meals are on your own.
- Huayna Picchu: ticket cost is $30 per person.
- Machu Picchu Mountain: ticket cost is $30 per person.
- Tip:Tipping is always appreciated however it is a personal decision.
- Travel Insurance:This is not required, but it’s always recommended.
Saqsayhuaman – Awanacancha - Pisaq – Ollantaytambo
Our professional tour guide and the driver will pick you up at your hotel lobby at 8 a.m. They will take you to the first destination, Saqsayhuaman, the most incredible ruins built by the Incas civilization. Here you will observe their maximum expression of Inca architecture. At Sacsayhuaman, you will see the largest, the biggest stone that survives since Inca time more than 500 years. And one of the rocks is over 120 tons.
After Saqsayhuaman, we will follow towards the Sacred Valley. On the way, we will visit the first place alpaca farm Awanacancha, a weaving center and the museum of the potatoes and corns. You will learn how to make the differences between llamas, alpacas, vicuñas and guanacos, and the different varieties of potatoes and corn as well, which was the most important activities of the Incas. Following, we will stop at mirador look out to take the official photos of the sacred valley; the views are impressive. And then we will drive to the Pisaq Inca Ruins where we will see hundreds of terraces for agriculture, largest Inca tombs, Inca army sector, the sun temple and the astronomical side of the Incas.
Afterwards, we will descend and visit the Pisaq market, the most traditional handicraft market. Where you can purchase some souvenirs. Following we will drive to Urubamba for lunch, lunch is normally buffet but you can order menu as well. Afterwards we will drive through the Sacred Valley to the fabulous Ollantaytambo Inca ruin, which was the main checkpoint to protect Machu Picchu against and also it has the most impressive temple of the sun. Moreover you will appreciate the most intact Inca village. After Ollantaytambo tour your guide will take you to your hotel.
Ollantaytambo - Maras Moray – Chinchero - Train to Aguas Calientes
We will start the tour at 8:00 a.m. we will drive in direction to the view point of Urubamba town, following we keep driving to visit the incredible Salineras Maras Salt Mines. There are over 3,000 salt pools, which works as evaporation chambers because locals take advance of the natural spring which water is salt. The salt pools are traditionally allotted to the citizens of Maras wishing to harvest salt. After the mines, we’ll visit the Maras Town with the incredible views around. Following we will drive to Moray Inca Archeological experimental terraces. Moray was use by Incas as an experimental center where Incas built many terraces as coliseum and experimented with different types of crops. So the Incas took advance of the microclimate.
Afterwards we will drive to Chinchero, where we will visit some Inca terraces, used to farm potatoes and some more Inca structure. We will also see one single colonial church, which was built by the Spaniards, on the top of the Inca palace foundations. And later on you will visit one of the local farmers to do demonstration about the textile and showing you all their skills with alpaca souvenirs. After chinchero you will have lunch in Urubamaba.
Then we will head back to Ollantaytambo, where you can enjoy dinner at one of local restaurants. Later you will pack and preparing for the train journey to Aguas Calientes where you’ll spend the night. All the activities are with your tour guide so your security is guaranteed.
Aguas Calientes, Machu Picchu and back to Cusco
We will wake up very early in the morning to get the first touristic bus which is starting at 5.30 a.m. and also it’s to avoid the crowds at Machu Picchu, the bus will take about 30 minutes to get to Machu Picchu. As soon as you arrive at the Inca city, we will take you to the best and famous spot overlooking all the ruins (postcard place). Where you will observe the sunrise and see spectacular views of the sacred place of the Incas. Following you will have a tour for 2 hours around Machu Picchu where you’ll visit the most important places; temples, palaces, altars, quarry site, the temple of the condor etc. After the tour you will explore Machu Picchu on your own. If you have tickets to climb one of the mountains Huayna Picchu or Machu Picchu, your guide will go with you. Be sure the tickets are arranged at least two or three months in advance. Once you’ll have done exploring Machu Picchu, you will take a bus back down to Aguas Calientes for lunch, and then you’ll take train back to Ollantaytambo. We will have private transportation back to Cusco, where we will drop you off at your hotel and also you will say goodbye to your guide. All our transportations are back to your hotels.
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