Visit Humantay Lake, Sacred Valley of the Incas and Machu Picchu
When you think about visiting Cusco and Sacred Valley of the Incas, the famous Inca citadel of Machu Picchu immediately comes to mind. It is very impressive from the first moment you step foot in this sacred sanctuary. When you take a guided tour you will feel very happy for everyone. the mysteries and curious facts that your site guide explains to you. Because it is perhaps one of the few archaeological sites that still preserves its original design that in more than 500 years has not changed its harmony and aesthetics of its temples and enclosures of the noble class of the Inca empire.
When planning visiting Machu Picchu and Humantay Lake for your next vacation, a good alternative for natural and Andean landscape is the beautiful Humantay Lake, which is 4 hours from Cusco. Preferably do this trip after having visited Machu Picchu, since you should adapt very well to the altitude. This is a relatively small lake in Peru, whose waters are turquoise on a sunny day, and that is mainly due to the glacial origin of the lake. During the excursion you will be able to see the fantastic glaciers that rise right in front of you.
If something can be enjoyed daily in the capital of the Incas and Machu Picchu it is its gastronomy, which enjoys the greatest global prestige. This is because Cusco is a region that has different microclimates, which facilitate the production of fine ingredients, achieving a Regional cuisine based on the preparation of tasty stews, Cusco has the best selection of fruits, vegetables, cereals and exotic Andean grains, which you should try.
- The Sacred Valley of the Incas is one of the most important destinations in South America. It is home to beautiful traditional towns settled since colonial times, such as the community of Maras. There the Incas built ancient citadels such as Pisac, Ollantaytambo and Chinchero. They also grew a great diversity of agricultural products on terraces such as Moray.
- Visiting Machu Picchu in Cusco-Peru has become the dream of many. The classic postcard photo of the Wonder of the World with the Huayna Picchu mountain. In 2007 Machu Picchu was chosen one of the 7 wonders of the modern world, the Inca Citadel is a must-see destination for travelers. It is one of the things that every person must do before dying.
- The bright turquoise water set against a snowy mountain backdrop is simply incomparable as a landscape and is breathtaking. An excellent opportunity to take some memorable photos and hang them on the wall at home.
- Enjoy the feeling of conquering new places even when your walk denotes a certain degree of effort. Once you reach the top, you will feel like the king of the world looking at the lake and knowing that you have just achieved something quite special, even more so if you do it in the company of the one you love most in this life.
Inclusions of this tour
TOUR TO SACRED VALLEY - TRAIN TO AGUAS CALIENTES
Today the pick up will be from your hotel in Cusco at 7:00 am, then we will go on a tour to the sacred valley of the Incas, the first place to visit will be the ruins of Chinchero, there you will also have the opportunity to meet the traditional weavers of Cusco textiles who use only natural dyes to make handmade alpaca wool blankets and sweaters.
Then we will visit the viewpoint of the Sacred Valley of the Incas in the town of Raqchi, from where you can see the Vilcanota River and the snow-capped mountains of Veronica, Chicon and Pitusiray. Thirty minutes away are the attractions of the circular terraces of Moray and the salt mines of Maras. At noon you arrive in the city of Urubamba where you will have a buffet lunch.
At 1:00 pm we go to the ruins of Ollantaytambo, here you can explore the most spectacular Inca temples of the Incas, and in the afternoon you must take the train at 4:12 pm, which leaves from the Ollantaytambo station, Upon arrival in the town of Aguas Calientes you will be received by the staff of the Retama hotel. At night you can enjoy dinner at the restaurant you like the most.
RETAMA MACHU PICCHU
TOUR IN MACHU PICCHU - RETURN TO CUSCO
Today will be very special as we will visit the wonders of the world Machu Picchu, after a short time to have breakfast, we head to the Consettur bus station, the trip to the access gate to the citadel lasts approximately 30 minutes. Together with the local guide you will visit the most important sites for a period of 2 hours, then you will have to leave and descend by bus to the town of Aguas Calientes where you will look for a restaurant to have your lunch. In the afternoon the return train leaves at 2:30 pm in the direction of Ollantaytambo station where you will be picked up by a bus that will arrive in the city of Cusco at approximately 7:30 pm.
Note: If you wish to visit the Huayna Picchu mountain, please consult with your travel agent when making reservations about the availability of tickets to said attraction.
CUSCO – MOLLEPATA – SORAYPAMPA – HUMANTAY - CUSCO
The day begins very early in the morning (4:00 am) with pickup from your hotel in Cusco. After having picked up all the travelers, the minivan will leave in the direction of the province of Anta, the driving time is 2 hours to the town of Mollepata where you will have a stop to have breakfast, followed by an hour on dusty roads. until the start of the hike (9:00 am) at the Soraypampa base camp.
The walk takes 1 to 2 hours, reaching the shores of the spectacular Humantay Lake surrounded by glaciers and Andean peaks.
You will have time to rest, eat your snacks and enjoy the views, where you can take photographs before returning down the mountain. The return hike is a downhill walk that takes about 1 hour. From Sorayampa, our transportation takes the same trip back to the town of Mollepata where you will have your lunch and at sunset we begin the trip to the city of Cusco, where we arrive at approximately 5:00 pm.
Best season to travel
The best time to visit Peru is during the dry season, between May and November, when the weather is dry and bright, with more frequent rainfall occurring between November and April.
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