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.
INCLUDED
Professional bilingual tour guide
Transport – Cusco – Ollantaytambo and back
Train ticket Ollantaytambo – Aguas Calientes Ollantaytambo
01 Buffet lunch
Accommodation
Bus from Aguas Calientes to Machu Picchu and back
Ticket to enter Machu Picchu
Guided tour to Machu Picchu

Day1

Cusco - Sacred Valley - Aguas Calientes

 At 08:00 in the morning we will pick you up from your hotel in Cusco. Our first stop will be in Pisaq (Pisac). Apart from the archaeological complex, Pisaq is known for its weekly handicraft market where the local vendors demonstrate and sell their art works like clothes and decorative items. After sauntering through the narrow alleys rimmed with stalls, we will take a bus uphill to the archaeological remains, a massive Incan Citadel perched on the top of a hill.  After a guided tour of this impressive complex, we will continue with our journey to Urubamba, a charismatic town enveloped by tall Andean peaks. Here, we will stop for lunch. After relishing a local buffet lunch (with vegan options) we will start our journey towards Ollantaytambo. Ollantaytambo was once an administrative centre of the Incas, having mentioned that, the town houses impressive archaeological ruins. After a guided tour of the complex, you will be boarding a tourist train to Aguas Calientes. Once in Aguas Calientes, our representative will meet you at the train station and escort you to your respective hotels.  
Day2

Aguas Calientes-Machu Picchu- Ollantaytambo- Cusco

After breakfast, you will be transferred uphill to the entrance of the Incan citadel by tourist bus. The journey would roughly take 30 minutes. Once at the entrance of Machu Picchu our guide will assign you in a group of not more than 15. You will then pass through the check point where you will have to display your entrance ticket which will be verified against your passport details. Once inside, you will have a two hours guided tour. In this tour we will cover prime areas like – the main square, the sacred sundial, the circular tower, Temple of the Three Windows, the Royal Quarters and the cemeteries. After the guided tour you will have some free time to walk around. After the tour, at a designated time you will have to take the bus back to the town of Aguas Calientes from where you will be boarding the train back to Ollantaytambo train station. At Ollantaytambo train station, our representative will meet you and will drive you back to your hotel in Cusco. You will reach Cusco roughly by 10:30 PM.  

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

Camera

Rain gear (especially if traveling in the wet season, from October to March)

Sunblock and sunglasses

Water bottle

American dollars and Peruvian soles in cash

Sun hat

Credit or debit card

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