This enchanting tour will take you on an adventure to Machu Picchu by passing through the Sacred Valley of the Incas, a region along the Vilcanota segment of the Urubamba River, surrounded by stunning nature, where you’ll admire the perfect combination of natural landscapes and Incan architecture, visiting two of their principal settlements, Pisac and Ollantaytambo. After an exciting day, you’ll enjoy a train ride on the way to Aguas Calientes. After a good night of sleep, the following morning you’ll head straight off to see the exquisite and unforgettable Machu Picchu!
Welcome to Cusco! Today, our friendly Machu Picchu Tours representative will be at the airport ready with a sign of our logo and your name. From there, we will transfer you to your hotel and assist with your check-in.
Due to altitude in Cusco (11,151 ft / 3399 m) we do suggest to spend the rest of the day relaxing. We would also recommend arriving to Cusco in the morning that way you can acclimatize to the altitude for the rest of the day or come a day before you start a tour with us.Accommodation
There are no meals included on this day.Day 2: Sacred Valley tour & Aguas Calientes town
Today we will visit one of the most iconic places in Cusco, The Sacred Valley of the Incas.
We pick you up at 7:30 am and make our way to the first stop point, (donde nombre?). During the trip, we will have first sighting of South America’s treasured animals, llamas, alpacas, vicuñas and guanacos. We will also have the opportunity to learn about the alpaca wool and have time to shop for some beautiful quality baby alpaca fabrics.
As we continue on with the tour, we visit the archaeological center of Pisac (9,750 ft / 2,972 m), one of the prominent ruins along the Sacred Valley. Pisa market is one of the most recommended markets where you will find a variety of gifts and souvenirs for all types.
Afterwards, we will have lunch (included) offering a variety of options. Then we stop at a Peruvian bar (Chicherías) and try the traditional Peruvian drinks. To end the day, we visit the last archaeological site, known as Ollantaytambo. We explore its beautiful attributes it offers and then take a dinner break (not included) before boarding the 7pm train to Aguas Calientes (approx. 2 hours). Overnight stay.Accommodation
Prior to entering the town of Aguas Calientes, we recommend that you leave your suitcases at your hotel in Cusco. Unfortunately, large suitcases are not permitted in the train, only carry-on which is why it might be best to take a backpack.Day 3: Machu Picchu tour & back to Cusco
Today is a special and grand day, we will visit one of the 7 wonders of the World, Machu Picchu. After breakfast we will board the bus (30 minute ride) to the citadel of Machu Picchu Citadel (7874 ft / 2400 m).
Our guide will have the pleasure to share the history of our ancestor and show you the most important places of Machu Picchu. This will be a guided tour of 2 hours. From there, you will have free time to explore and take plenty of photos. We finish the tour by boarding the bus back to Aguas Calientes, have lunch (included) and take the train that leaves at about 2:30pm. Please note, the train ride will be 2 hours and another 2 hours via bus from Ollantaytambo to Cusco.Accommodation
Time to say goodbye and we hope you had an enjoyable trip! Today we will transfer you to the airport at the requested time.
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