One of the most preferred tours in Cusco are the Sacred Valley of Incas with an onward connection to the iconic Incan citadel, Machu Picchu. The valley around the imperial city of Cusco offers an endless landscape that are primely located on the banks of the sacred river, Vilcanota. Vilcanota river snakes through the valley of Cusco. It is the prime source of water for the villages located on its shores.
The inhabitants of these villages have preserved the traditions, customs and lifestyle that they have been practising since the Incan reign. Just at the end of this sacred river nestles a town called Urubamba which forms a major part of the Sacred Valley. On this tour you will be stopping here for lunch before boarding a tourist train to Aguas Calientes. Aguas Calientes is a the gateway to one of the seven wonders of the world – Machu Picchu.
As you would start the tour to this renowned citadel of the Incas you will be left wondering on Why this impressive citadel was left abandoned? and how the Incas were able to build a city in this pristine place? All of these will be explained by one of our local tour guide during your trip.
|DEPARTURE/RETURN LOCATION||Cusco Hotel Transfer|
|WEAR||Comfortable athletic clothing, hiking boots, hat, jacket and sunscreen.|
Cusco - Sacred Valley - Aguas Calientes
Aguas Calientes-Machu Picchu- Ollantaytambo- Cusco
Original passport and Student ISIC card (if applicable) and some copies
Travel insurance (and some copies)
Backpack to carry your things
Phone and Camera charger and adapter
Rain gear (especially if traveling in the wet season, from October to March)
Sunblock and sunglasses
American dollars and Peruvian soles in cash
Credit or debit card