Sacred Valley and Machu Picchu - 4 Days

Day 1
DAY 1: SACRED VALLEY TOUR – TRAIN TO AGUAS CALIENTES TOWN

Our transfer will pick you up at the hotel lobby to start the tour. From Cusco we will head towards the sacred valley. Along the way we will visit Awanacancha. A weaving center and alpaca farm where you will see the distinguish between them, as well as divers varieties of Andean products farmed in the valley such as potatoes, corn, grain which are still cultivated in the valley. This is a great place to purchase high quality alpaca clothing and gifts, if you are interest on.

We will drive from here to Pisac Inca Ruins. These are another amazing ruins that are located on top of one of the mountains in the Sacred Valley. We will see hundreds of agricultural terraces where the Inca farmed corn, potatoes, and quinoa. We will also see the religious and astronomical side of the Inca Cosmology at these ruins. This will be an amazing place to take photos as you will be on top of the Sacred Valley with endless vistas.

Next we drive down to Pisac market and town. This is a bustling handicraft market and another great place to purchase gifts if you choose. You can also experience some of the local delicacies – many of the local farmers bring their vegetables here to sell. This is where we will stop for our lunch break.

We will drive through the Sacred Valley after lunch to Ollantaytambo. Was an Inca checkpoint where they protected Machupicchu and the valley against any enemies (Ollantay is the name of a military leader, tambo is a lodging place). You will explore the ruins here, have some free time to take photos and explore the town, which is the only intact Inca town which still exists, with water channels running alongside the narrow streets. You will be spending the night in Ollantaytambo so your guide will set you up in your hotel where you can relax a bit before dinner.

Day 2
DAY 2: VISIT TO MACHUPICCHU – TRAIN BACK TO CUSCO

Early in the morning after breakfast, your guide will take you to catch the bus, it takes about 25min up to Machu Picchu citadel, ensure you are carrying your valid passport you’ve booked with for the tour. Once in the citadel your guide will give you the background information about Machupicchu and then he will take you to explore visiting the most important sectors, the guiding tour will last about two hours, afterwards you will get plenty of free time for further exploring, taking photos and the option to climb Wayna Picchu Mt, if you have the admission ticket, another option is the Inka bridge for those who don’t have tickets for Wayna Picchu Mt. After all you need to take the bus down to Aguas Calientes town to get your lunch and the train ride back to Ollantaytambo station from where we will drive you back to Cusco dropping you off at your hotel.

Day 3
DAY 03: LA PLAYA – LLACTAPATA – HIDROELECTRIC – AGUAS CALIENTES

Early in the morning at 5:30 am after our breakfast, we leave the campsite following the car road to Lucmabamba, from here we continue our adventure, now uphill for about 3 hours to Llactallacta, the Inca site facing to Machu Picchu citadel, after a brief information and having taken some photos, we will continue 2.5 hours downhill toward Hydroelectric for lunch, from now on, we will continue without our cook and porters, it will be the time to say them goodbye, afterward, we will take the trail by the railway along the Urubamba Valley toward Aguas Calientes town. On the way, we will see part of Machupicchu citadel, some terraces and a lot of wild vegetation.

Tonight, we will stay in 3 stars hotel room provided by Viajes LA.

After all our trek, you will have a hot shower, clean bedroom, comfortable mattress, there is a massage service at your hotel for an extra cost if you desire. For the last supper, your guide will pick you up at the hotel.

Walking distance: 12.5 miles/21 km, up, down and flat trail

Trailhead Elevation: 6.771 ft. / 2.064 m.

Town Climate: 17C – 62F at night

Town Elevation: 6.692ft. /2.040m

Weather: Milt weather

Day 4
DAY 04: AGUAS CALIENTES – MACHU PICCHU CITY – BACK TO CUSCO

Early in the morning after breakfast, you will take the bus up to visit Machu Picchu citadel. Make sure you are carrying your passport the one you have booked with, once in the citadel, your guide will give you a background information about the Inca city, then he will show you the most important sectors in the citadel, after 2 hours guided tour you will have plenty of time for further exploring.

Note: If you purchased the admission tickets to climb Wayna Picchu Mt or Machu Picchu Mt, your guide will give you some instructions about where and what time you should be there, it could take 1.5 to 2 hours back and forth.

The guide will meet you at Aguas Calientes town for lunch. Afterward, we take our return train to Ollantaytambo, where our private transportation will be waiting for us, we drive 2 hours back to Cusco

Meals: Snacks, breakfast, lunch, and dinner are not included today.

Estimated walking time: 2 guided tour in Machu Picchu.

Walking distance: Exploring in Machu Picchu.

Machu Picchu Elevation: 7.874ft. /2.400m.

Accommodation: Back to your hotel in Cusco.

Difficulty: Easy.

Sacred Valley and Machupicchu are the most popular places to visit, the Urubamba valley was and is still very important for andean people, the inkas built large cities upon the mountains overlooking the valley at strategic points, important cities such as Pisaq, Huchuy Qosqo, Ollantaytambo, Chinchero, Moray terraces, and many more further down the valley to the jungle, Machupicchu was built as a military, religious, and astronomical place at its time the most sacred city in the whole Inkan empire. both places are waiting for you!

Items Included in this tour

  • All private transportation
  • Two days private tours
  • Admission tickets to all the Incas’ sites.
  • Professional guide for two days.
  • Expedition train from Ollantaytambo to Aguas Calientes
  • 3* hotel accommodation in Aguas Caientes town
  • 1 dinner Machupicchu town.
  • Back and forth Bus tickets from Aguas Calientes – Machupicchu

Items not Included in this tour

  • Meals in the tour
  • VISTADOME Train service.
  • Upgrade hotel 4****
  • Tips

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