|Duration||5 Days and 4 Nights|
|Departures||Daily departures from Cusco Peru|
|Activities||Pisac Ruins and market half day Private guided tour with lunch.
Private guided full day tour to Sacred valley visiting Ollantaytambo fortress, Mara’s Salt Flats and Moray ruins.
Shared guided Machu Picchu tour with overnight in the Aguas Calientes town.
|Customizable||YES, feel free to ask for extra services or modifications|
DAY 1: PISAC RUINS HALF DAY TOUR
Reception at Cusco Airport and private transportation with guide to the sacred valley (1 1/2hrs approx) on the route we will visit the ruins and market of Pisac.
Pisac is located in the most amazing area of the sacred valley of the Incas that controlled a route which connected the Inca Empire with Paucartambo, on the border of the eastern jungles as well its market has plenty of small handicraft shops and is worth a visit on any day of the week as is a good place to buy the local ceramics including a huge and varied collection of hand-painted multi-coloured beads where you have a good opportunity to try your bargain skills interacting with the local craftsmen. We will take lunch after this, and then transfer to your hotel. Rest of the day at leisure. Overnight . (L)
DAY 2: SACRED VALLEY OF THE INKAS FULL DAY TOUR
Breakfast and then you will be picked up at 9:00 am with private transportation and guide. Full day excursion to the Urubamba Valley, visiting: Maras where we can see the snowy mountains of the Incas Sacred Valley and the Vilcabamba. At present this district keeps attractive pre-Hispanic, colonial and republican, highlighting people in the colonial doorways with coats of the nobles and chieftains from the sixteenth and twentieth century’s. Maras town splits on two routes, one to the archaeological complex of Moray and the other to the salt mines of Maras, each with an approximate distance of 4 km.
Then continue to the Salineras: or “salt mines” consist of about 2000 small wells, which were already exploited since Inca times as a means of economic exchange and is still being exploited by the locals. The water, which is exposed to the sun, leaves salt on the bed. Viewed from the peak, the myriad of rectangles look Like an enormous painting designed by nature. Inland, not far from Maras, we can find the Moray ruins, it is famous for its sunken amphitheater, formed by four circular terraces which seem to disappear within the highlands, by way of an artificial crater are reminiscent of a Greek theatre. Apparently, the place was an Inca agricultural research center dedicated to the experimentation of cultures around the different altitudinal levels of the plots (some more than 100 m deep) besides being considered for Incas as a place of concentration of female energy, which is considered as a magnetic center of the Pachamama.
From here you will drive into the Sacred Valley and enjoy a delicious buffet lunch near the tour of Urubamba. After the meal and some time to rest and relax, you will continue on to the town of Ollantaytambo, where you will visit the fortress of Ollantaytambo, an architectural group that in the days of the Tahuantinsuyo empire was a gigantic agricultural, administrative, social, religious and military complex that is considered the best surviving example of Inca town planning. After exploring this site you will be transferred to your lodging in the Sacred Valley. (B,L)
DAY 3: MACHUPICCHU OVERNIGHT TOUR (GROUP GUIDED TOUR)
Early breakfast and pickup to go the train station to depart to Machu Picchu, the trip takes about 2 hours. During the trip we will have an amazing view of the landscapes of the Sacred Valley of Urubamba and the Amazon rainforest providing you a small hint of how much Peru has to offer. Upon arrival to the little town of Aguas Calientes you will have to approach the bus station towards Machupicchu the “Lost City of the Incas” (Only 20 minutes ride) to receive a professional guided tour by this Huge Historical Sanctuary visiting the Main Plaza, the Circular Tower, the Sacred Sun Dial, the Royal Quarters, the Temple of the Three Windows and various burial grounds follow by some free time to explore the zone on your own and experience the energy and force contained therein, an according time, we will go down to the Aguas Calientes town to relax at the hot springs or just overnight at the select lodging in Aguas Calientes town. (B,L).
The Vistadome connect your senses through a sophisticated and sensory travel experience; is the ideal train for those who want to be in contact with the environment and appreciate the wonderful journey to Machu Picchu.
Surrounded entirely by glass and wagons with large panoramic windows offering incomparable scenic views and innumerous opportunities to capture amazing pictures, Vistadome travelers feel connected and part of the impressive landscape of Peru.
The Vistadome also has air conditioning and heating, leather seats that adjust the body to provide comfort and relaxation during the entire trip and has a different service, which allows the visitor to be immersed and feel the Andean culture through its landscapes, music, dance and even food carefully prepared with local ingredients
The Expedition is a travel experience with all the quality and benefits at a lower cost. Is a service designed for the traveler’s comfort, with four passenger seats located in front of each other, so you can share your experience, and for the faithful backpack that is always with you we offer racks placed above the seats. Also, this train has panoramic windows, air conditioning and heating, and Andean music that creates a cheerful atmosphere.
DAY 4: MACHU PICCHU / OLLANTAYTAMBO
Breakfast and rest of day at leisure by your own (Entrance and bus fee to Machu Picchu Not included on this day) in the afternoon an according time, we will return to Sacred Valley. Reception at the train station and transfer to your accommodation (B).
Upon request: You can make a second visit to Machu Picchu and have the chance to know hidden places, such as the Intipunku (Gate of the Sun) or for more adventures can take a hike to the top of Huayna Picchu (Young Mountain) to visit the Temple of the Moon and enjoy a spectacular view of the city. Or if you have good physical conditions can take a hike full of adrenaline to the Putukusi mountain opposite position than Machu Picchu which allows us to have other unforgettable views from this new wonder.
DAY 5: TRANSFER OUT
Breakfast and according time, transportation will be provided to go the airport (B).
END OF OUR SERVICES.
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INCLUDED IN THE FEE
All hotel and lodge accommodations based on double or single occupancy. All scheduled transportation. All transfers. All scheduled excursions with English-speaking guide services. All entrance fees. Meals as specified in the itinerary. B=Breakfast; L=Lunch; D=Dinner.
IMPORTANT: For a better service, the company informs you that it has autonomy to change the Hotels mentioned in the itinerary with another one of similar category if therefore sees it by advisable taking into account justifiable availability of spaces or other reasons, if this it is the case you will be notified ahead of time.
NOT INCLUDED IN THE FEE
International and domestic airfares, airport departure taxes or visa fees, excess baggage charges, additional nights during the trip due to flight cancellations, alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages or bottled water, snacks, insurance of any kind, laundry, phone calls, radio calls or messages, reconfirmation of international flights and items of personal nature.