SACRED VALLEY & MACHUPICCHU
Sacred Valley & Machupicchu
2 Days/1 Night
All Pricing is Per Person. Please contact us for large groups or special circumstances.
In a tour bus, we travel over the mountains and drop 1,500 feet to the valley floor of the sacred Urubamba river and the village of Pisac. There we will visit a traditional market and you can buy some local souveniers. We then drive up to explore the extensive ruins of Pisac with stunning views of the valley. For those who would prefer to spend more time in the market instead of visiting the ruins, advise your guide so he can organise a time and place to pick you up when they return through the market. We continue on to Urubamba where we stop for a buffet lunch. Another 30 minute drive takes us to Ollantaytambo, surrounded by the sacred mountains, where we will again discover the magnificence of the Incan constructions and the beauty of the local people in their traditional dress. You will then be escorted to the train station to board the valley train. This is a 1.5 hour journey to Aguas Calientes where the representative from hotel will meet you and settle you into your room. You have free time to visit the hot springs if you'd like.
CUSCO - PISAC - URUBAMBA - OLLANTAYTAMBO - AGUAS CALIENTES
After breakfast, we will take the bus at approximately 5:30am and arrive at the ruins around 6:20am. We recommend using the bus to conserve your energy for your 2 hour group tour exploring Machu Picchu (2,400 m/7,874 ft) and optional hikes to follow. Escorted by your experienced tour guide, you will have the opportunity to rediscover this fascinating and unique place as Hiram Bingham did in 1911. Machupicchu, the lost city of the Incas, is where the last emperors, priests and priestesses took refuge and where the empire survived for 40 years after the arrival of the Spaniards.
Other recommended activities:
Climb Huayna Picchu mountain (2,700 m, 90min, steep gradient)
Walk to the Temple of the moon (3-4 Hr)
Walk to "Intipunku" the Sun`s Gate where end classic Inca Trail (1.5 hr)
Walk to the Inca bridge located at south from Machupicchu (1 hr)
All these walks are without a guide, are clearly signed and easy to find.
A box lunch will be provided to allow your extended stay in Machu Picchu. Your guide will advise you of necessary details for the afternoon train return to Ollantaytambo with private transport on to Cusco, arriving 6:30 pm approx.