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SACRED VALLEY MACHU PICCHU CONNECTION

From $1,120/pp

From $1,120/pp

Peru

SACRED VALLEY MACHU PICCHU CONNECTION

The sacred valley of the Incas with connection to the sanctuary of Machu Picchu is one of the classics packages and more requested. On the first day, you will visit the main archaeological sites of the city of Cusco. Such as the main square, the important temple of the Inca Empire of Qorikancha, and the fortress of Sacsayhuaman that will leave you perplexed by its historical legacy, among others. Continuing with the majestic sacred valley through the Vilcanota River, enjoying the natural landscape and its archaeological centres such as Pisac, and its artisan market. We will enjoy a typical buffet lunch in Urubamba Town. Later we go to the attractive colonial town of Ollantaytambo and its archaeological complex. Finally, you will board the train to Aguas Calientes, and the next day enjoys the wonder of the Inca citadel of Machu Picchu.

Description

The sacred valley of the Incas with connection to the sanctuary of Machu Picchu is one of the classics packages and more requested. On the first day, you will visit the main archaeological sites of the city of Cusco. Such as the main square, the important temple of the Inca Empire of Qorikancha, and the fortress of Sacsayhuaman that will leave you perplexed by its historical legacy, among others. Continuing with the majestic sacred valley through the Vilcanota River, enjoying the natural landscape and its archaeological centres such as Pisac, and its artisan market. We will enjoy a typical buffet lunch in Urubamba Town. Later we go to the attractive colonial town of Ollantaytambo and its archaeological complex. Finally, you will board the train to Aguas Calientes, and the next day enjoys the wonder of the Inca citadel of Machu Picchu.

Itinerary

Day 1

Arrival in Cusco & Private City Tour

Upon arrival at Cusco, you will be welcomed by one of our representatives, who will be waiting for you outside of the Arrival Hall. Then its an approximate 20 minutes private Transfer to your Hotel at Cusco historic centre. In addition, the assistant will briefly introduce the city and our services on route.

First place, the beautiful Cusco Cathedral, One of the finest Colonial Cathedrals in the Americas. The Sacred Temple of the Sun or Qoricancha Originally named Inti Qancha. The Temple of the Sun was the most important in the Inca Empire. It was dedicated primarily to Inti, the Sun God. The spectacular Sacsayhuaman fortress, Its construction took over seven decades and required the work of 20,000 men. Continuing with the small archaeological site of Quenco, a sanctuary dedicated to the adoration of animals and consists of ruins formed by a rocky site with stairs in a zigzag, and a main building similar to a circular amphitheater where 19 window sills are located as a way of seats.

Puca Pucara is an Inca archaeological site located again on the peak of a hill and is thought to represent a military position and an administrative center. The Temple of Tambomachay, dedicated to water, which has impressive Inca canals. In the late afternoon, you will return to your Cusco hotel. Spend the evening at your leisure enjoying the local cuisine, music, and the splendor of Cusco at night.

Start your adventure with a visit to the beautiful Cusco Cathedral, One of the finest Colonial Cathedrals in the Americas

Activities

  • Transfer To Hotel
Day 2

Sacred Valley Tour & Train

Between Cusco and Machu Picchu lies the Sacred Valley of the Incas (Urubamba Valley), home to some of Peru’s most interesting pre-Columbian ruins and attractive colonial towns and villages. While many travelers pass through here en route to Machu Picchu, the valley has become a destination in its own right.

Start your exploration on the way to the Sacred Valley visiting. Pisac Market - A great place to browse woven blankets, tapestries, and alpaca garments such as sweaters and mittens, colorful fabric, and accessories found in abundance at the market in addition to pottery, jewelry, and other handicrafts.

Then head to the town of Pisac Inca Ruins, famous for its ruins, which lie atop a hill at the entrance of the valley. It’s not hard to succumb to the charms of sunny Pisac, a bustling colonial village at the base of a spectacular Inca fortress perched on a mountain spur. Its pull is universal and recent years have seen an influx of ex-pats and new age followers in search of an Andean Shangri-La. Located just 33km northeast of Cusco by a paved road, it’s the most convenient starting point to the Sacred Valley.

After lunch, we will travel to the ruins of the Ollantaytambo fortress. The town is located at the foot of some spectacular Inca ruins, which defended the strategic entrance to the lower Urubamba Valley. The temple area is at the top of steep terracing which helped to provide excellent defenses. At the end of the tour, you can enjoy a few moments you have in the Town of Ollantaytambo before you take your train to Aguas Calientes town or back to Cusco.

Activities

  • Buffet Lunch
Day 3

Explorer Machu Picchu Citadel

Machu Picchu represents the most famous archaeological site in all of South America and one of the most-visited sites worldwide that captivate all who visit it with its beauty and mystery.

The spectacular collection of temples, terraced hills, and plazas remain the mountain top citadel of the Inca under Pachacutec and Tupac Yupanqui, until the coming of the Europeans with Pizarro. It may boast the most familiar name, but Machu Picchu has refused to reveal many of its mysteries, including the secrets of its construction, function, and demise. US historian Hiram Bingham discovered the overgrown ruins in 1911, and the quality of the stonework hints that it was an extremely significant ceremonial site.

The remains are thought to date from around 1450, built at the height of the Inca Empire, and as they escaped being plundered by the Spanish, they include semi-intact icons and shrines that were defaced or removed at other sites. Entering the site, a set of steps leads to the ruined Temple of the Sun and a series of altars and niches. Highlights include the remains of ceremonial baths, the Sacred Plaza with its tremendous views.

Today you will enjoy further Private Guided Tours of Machu Picchu. You may start at Dawn or as you wish. All tours are included and you are only limited by your time and energy.

The Sun Gate (2 Hours) - The Sun Gate marks the entrance to Machu Picchu. It is a one-hour uphill hike to the southeast of the Sanctuary, climbing more than 300 meters. The hike is on the original Inca trail and is paved with Inca stones. There is a spectacular view from the gate.

Machu Picchu Mountain (4 to 5 Hours Roundtrip) - The hike to the summit of Apu Machu Picchu is 2 ½ hours and can be relatively steep in places. This trail, accessed from Machu Picchu, joins parts of the Inca trail leading to the Sun Gate before climbing to the mountain's highest point. From there, enjoy the view of soaring eagles as well as Machu Picchu and other significant ruins in the area, such as Putukusi, Huayna Picchu, Salkantay Mountain, and the Vilcanota River view.

This is a breathtaking hike, with lots of orchids along the way, birds in the bushy areas, and with every stop, the view gets better and better. The climb is 600 meters uphill, so a reasonable level of fitness is required.

Access to Apu Machu Picchu is limited by special tickets, which need to be purchased in advance by us. Access is 07:00 – 11:00. Please ask to obtain these tickets included in your tour if desired***

Inka Bridge (Bridge 1 Hour Round Trip) This hike is to the south-west of Machu Picchu, a nice unknown trail that overlooks the Aobamba valley and the Hydroelectric plant. The Inca Bridge is a part of a mountain trail that heads west from Machu Picchu. The trail is a stone path, part of which is cut into a cliff face. A twenty-foot gap was caused in this section. A 1,900 feet drop that could be bridged with two tree trunks. When the tree trunks were removed then the trail became impassable to outsiders. The path is narrow and paved with original Inca stones.

Huayna Picchu (3 - 4 Hours) - Is the mountain you see behind Machu Picchu. Towering above the north end of Machu Picchu this steep mountain is repeatedly seen as the backdrop to the classic photos of the ruins. The mountain is steep, but stone steps are laid along most of the way, and where the mountain is steeper you will find steel cables used as handrails. For fit people, it is not an arduous climb.

Very Limited Access! Only 400 people are allowed to hike Huayna Picchu each day. You have to sign in at the entrance gate. The first 200 tickets are for the 8:00 AM hike. The second 200 are available at 10:00 AM. You should purchase these special tickets in advance with us to be sure you will have space for this hike.

After the tour, you will stop at a local restaurant for a buffet lunch. Afterward, you will enjoy a little time to explore the town of Machu Picchu Pueblo before boarding your train back to Cusco.

Explore the majestic and owe inspiring Machu Picchu, there are multiple informative tours for you to get stuck into!

Activities

  • Buffet Lunch
Day 4

Private Transfer out Cusco - Lima - Depart home

At the appropriate time for your ongoing Flight, a Private Transfer to Cusco Airport to board your flight back to Lima. Our representative will assist you with check-in procedures and then to your connecting flight back home.

Activities

  • Transfer To The Airport

What's Included

Ground Transport

Private transportation and assistant Airport/Hotel/Airport

Accommodation

All Accommodation as per itinerary

  • 2 nights in Cusco,
  • 1 night in Aguas Calientes

Entrance Tickets

Entrance ticket to City tour, Sacred Valley and Machu Picchu Tour

Guide

Private guide is included

Meals

Lunch as per itinerary

Flights

All International/Domestic Flights

Transport

  • Train tickets between Cusco Aguas Calientes R/T
  • Bus ticket to and from Machu Picchu
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Jessica Espinoza Garcia

I'm a passionate traveler. I love new adventures and traveling to new and exciting destinations, meeting people, and experiencing different lifestyles.

My experiences traveling and meeting people have helped me to perfect trips. These better allow you to know the deep culture, knowledge, and customs of my Inca ancestors, as well as the very different lifestyles that have developed in Peru’s towns and cities.

My goal, besides arranging for you to experience Peru’s many important and memorable sights, is to help you to know a little more of the reality of today’s Peru, enjoying its varied cultural, mystical, and natural aspects while trying the extensive variety of food and drink that Peru offers.

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