Day.1: Cusco – Sacred Valley Tour – Machu Picchu Town
On this tour at 08:30 h. You will be picked up from your hotel in Cusco by our local representative. Our excursion is done on a tourist bus, which is shared with other travelers. Afterwards we will take a road that winds over the mountains north of Cusco. On the way we will stop at a point known as El Mirador, from where we will be able to see the whole Sacred Valley and receive a good insight of the Inca history.
The Sacred Valley was undoubtedly a key area of settlement to the Incas; its combination of agreeable climate and fertile plains bestow an unusual abundance for the high Andes. Here the Incas sculpted the mountain flanks with vast contour terracing and irrigation channels. Our driver and guide will suggest you the best points for pictures.Later on, we will drive towards the ruins of Pisac. At the ruins you will see and learn about different aspects of Inca culture. You can see a great fine art of stone works and impressive agricultural terraces all over the place. After touring around we will get back to the car and will drive back to the modern town of Pisac, where there is a peculiar market that deserve to be visited.At the market you will have free time to walk around and do some shopping. Afterwards we will meet for lunch in a nice local restaurant to enjoy good Andean food. After lunch we will continue our tour. We will drive along the Urubamba River towards the town of Ollantaytambo. Once we get there we will visit the ruins of Ollantaytambo, an important Inca construction built during the Inca's heydays. This is an extraordinary Inca place where besides the ruins you may also see an amazing Valley. The train leaves at 16:36 h, towards to Aguas Calientes, the train starts to descend gradually along the edge of the Urubamba River, till finally reach the cloud forest. After approximately 1 hours and 45 min. we will have arrived in Aguas Calientes, where a transfer will welcome you and then will escort you to the hotel,where you have time for to enjoy the hot springs ,in the evening our tour guide will visit to your hotel for our briefing time during the evening.
Day 2: Machu Picchu Tour – Cusco City
After our delicious breakfast we will continue by bus up to the ruins of Machu Picchu. The bus ride to the sanctuary of Machu Picchu lasts around 25 minutes and it follows a steep winding path, offering spectacular views of the surrounding mountains. Upon our arrival, we will get into the archaeological zone of Machu Picchu and our guide will show us the most important sectors of this great Inca City, such as the great Intiwatana (solar clock), the Sun Temple, the urban sector, the agricultural sector among others. Machu Picchu was long thought to be legendary.
Then in 1911, the explorer Hiram Bingham stumbled upon it remains. Machu Picchu stands 2,430 m above sea-level, in the middle of a tropical mountain forest, in an extraordinarily beautiful setting. It was probably the most amazing urban creation of the Inca Empire at its height; its giant walls, terraces and ramps seem as if they have been cut naturally in the continuous rock escarpments. The natural setting, on the eastern slopes of the Andes, encompasses the upper Amazon basin with its rich diversity of flora and fauna. The guided tour in Machu Picchu will last about 2 hours, and afterwards you will have free time to explore the ruins on your own. At around 12:00hrs, we will take the bus down to Aguas Calientes, where you will have time for lunch and also to explore this colorful town that utterly filled with souvenirs shops, restaurants, bars, internet cafes etc. Next day return 8:30 am aguas calientes to train station ollantaytambo - cusco
It Is Included:
- Transfer in / out from your Hotel
- Sacred Valley Tour
- Buffet lunch Urubamba
- Tourist transportation
- English and Spanish Tour guide
- Train Tickets Ollantaytambo – Aguas Calientes Train Station
- Train Tickets Aguas Calientes – Ollantaytambo Train Station
- 02 night of Hotel accommodation in Aguas Calientes (Matrimonial room accommodation)
- Bus Tickets To Machu Picchu round trip
- Entrance Ticket to Machu Picchu
- Guided Visit in Machu Picchu – English and Spanish Tour guide
- Private auto Ollantaytambo Station - Cusco - Hotel
It is not Included:
- Hotel accommodation in Cusco
- Partial Tourist Ticket (Sacred Valley) US$ 25
- Soft drinks,snacks
- Buffet lunch Machu Picchu
We recommend to take:
- Original Passport
- Extra Money in Soles
- Long pants or slacks
- Long-sleeved shirts.
- Sweaters , jacket ,Rain wear
- Camera or Video camera
- Insect Repellent and sun block.
- Aid kit (Bandaids, cotton, bandages, rubbing alcohol, Aspirin).
- Medicine to arrest or prevent the so called”Soroche” or altitude sickness.