Tour sacred valley and Machu Picchu: The Sacred Valley of the Incas is located between towns of Pisaq and Ollantaytambo. This is a beautiful tour that leads to one of the wonders of the world: Machu Picchu, which in Quechua means Old Mountain, and which is considered Cultural Heritage of Humanity and admired for being a masterpiece of Inca architecture and engineering.
The Tour to the Sacred Valley and Machu Picchu, begins with a tour of the colorful landscapes of the Sacred Valley of the Incas, seeing the terraces of Inca construction that to date are used by the locals.
Explore the main archeological sites of the Sacred Valley of the Incas: Pisaq and Ollantaytambo. Apend a night in “Aguas Calientes" and the next morning you will visit the magical city of the Incas: Machu Picchu!
You will be picked up at your hotel or hostel in Cusco and we will depart en route to the Sacred Valley of the Incas by tourist-class bus.
Our first stop is Pisaq, where we might make a stop at the famous artisinal market depending on the day of the week (market day is Sunday, with a lesser market also operating on Thursday). Pisaq Archeological Complex is located on a hilltop overlooking the town. We will have 02 hours for a guided visit of the site, which includes Q‘allaqasa fortress, the Intihuatana sun temple, and the Pisaqa agricultural terraces. After exploring the site we'll head to our next stop, Urubamba, passing several small Andean towns of the river valley, such as Coya, Lamay, and Calca.
You'll have time in Urubamba for lunch in a local restaurant. (Lunch is not included in the tour price.)
Arrival to the town of Ollantaytambo, often referred to as a "living museum" because it has been continously inhabited since Inca times and, with its buildings erected atop Inca bases, it still retains its original Incan urban planning. The town is located at the foot of the Fortress of Ollantaytambo, the only Inca citadel to have withstood Spanish attack. We'll spend about an hour visiting the site with our guide.
It is from the town of Ollantaytambo that we will catch the train that will take us to Machu Picchu Pueblo, which is colloquially known as Aguas Calientes.
Arrival at the small but bustling town of Aguas Calientes, where someone will be waiting to assist us to the hostel where we'll be spending the night. You'll have some time to accomodate youself in your room and we'll have a meeting to arrange the next day's plans, discussing what time you would like to arrive at Machu Picchu Archeological Complex, who is planning on clim
05:00 - 08:00am
We'll rise early and have breakfast at the hostel. (This is included with the night's stay.) At the hour agreed upon the night before we will leave the hostel and board the bus which will take us up to the archeological complex of Machu Picchu.
10:00am - 12:00pm
At Machu Picchu Archeological Complex we'll have a guided visit lasting about 02 hours. The guide will show us the site's most stunning areas and explain their significanca and history. Afterwards you'll have some free time to explore the site on your own and take photos.
At around this times we need to return to Aguas Calientes, where you'll have some time for lunch.
We'll board the train en route to either Ollantaytambo or Poroy Station, where our transport will be waiting to take us to Cusco.
Arrival to the city of Cusco, where you'll be dropped off at your hotel.