Discover the Tour to Machu Picchu & Sacred Valley of the Incas
Our Tour to Machu Picchu captivates tourists not only because of its dazzling architectural beauty, but also because of its important historical-cultural legacy, which has led it to be recognized and admired throughout the world.
The Sacred Valley of the Incas, is the best cultural and landscape space where you can walk, and learn more about the customs and local life of its inhabitants. In the tour that we offer, you will visit the village of artisans in Chinchero, there the women spinners will show you all their techniques and materials used since the Inca times, to create great masterpieces of hand weaving.
We will also visit the archaeological complex of Moray, which was a site of agricultural experimentation, the famous salt pools of Maras. And the Inca fortress of Ollantaytambo, which is considered one of the Inca cities, which is still inhabited, and maintains its streets and water channels left by the Inca lords.
- Discover the ancient Incan citadel of Machu Picchu one of the grandest and most enthralling sites to see in the whole of Latin America, with an expert local guide. Visiting this citadel hidden in the mountains is inspiration enough for a first-time visit, but the Incas were just one in a long line of peoples with a surviving legacy to explore.
- Visiting this citadel hidden in the mountains is inspiration enough for a first-time visit, but the Incas were just one in a long line of peoples with a surviving legacy to explore. The temples, palaces and houses are in a remarkable preserved state. The Spanish never ventured up the mountains and so left it untouched.
- With a spectacular train journey through the Urubamba Valley, arrive back in the archaeological city of Cusco, to spend your final nights in the glorious former capital of the Incan empire.
- The greatest cultural legacy of the Inca Empire, in the sanctuary of Machu Picchu, you will be able to learn more closely the true history of this advanced culture, in terms of astronomy, agriculture, engineering, and art.
- You will be surrounded by a very spectacular nature, which merges with the blue sky of the Andes, and its great mountains, which allow you to take the best photos on your trip to Peru.
Inclusions of this tour
CUSCO - SACRED VALLEY - AGUAS CALIENTES
This morning starts with a pick-up from your hotel. Pick-up will take place will be between 07:00 and 07:20 in the hotel foyer.
In Cusco some of the streets are quite narrow and many have strict parking restrictions so it’s likely you will need to take a short walk with a representative to where the bus is.
The first stop after 40 minutes is the town of Chinchero, where the Inca square is visited with its covers and terraces. You will also be able to interact with the weavers of Chinchero, who are very famous for making one of the most beautiful textile works in Cusco. We continue the tour to the circular terraces of Moray, which in the past were used for the agricultural laboratory of many species of potatoes and cereals. Nearby is the other attraction, Las Salineras de Maras, which are a set of thousands of salt pools, where local people extract salt in an artisanal way.
At noon you will arrive at the town of Urubamba, which is where you will have a stop for buffet lunch.
Then you will visit the town of Ollantaytambo, which is considered the best preserved Inca city, together with your guide you will visit the archaeological site of Ollantaytambo, and try to figure out how those terraces were build or the big boulders that are part of the temple of the Sun got to the place where you can find them now, the top of the mountain.
Your guide will point you in the direction of the train station where you will wait for the departure of your train that takes you to Aguas Calientes. (Please note that depending on the time of your train, if your departure time is later then you may have some time to explore the town)
A 1.5 hour train ride through the winding Urubamba Valley takes us to Aguas Calientes, nestled in the cloud forest (2040m above sea level) at the foot of the magnificent Machu Picchu.
Upon arrival a representative will be waiting for you to take you to your hotel and give you the last instructions for your tour the very next day.
Hotel Retama Machu Picchu
GUIDED TOUR IN MACHU PICCHU - CUSCO
This day the tour in Machu Picchu will take place early in the morning, after getting ready at the hotel, we will take the bus at 5:30 am. After a trip along the road surrounded by vegetation and impressive views of the Putukusi mountain, we will arrive at the access point for the sacred sanctuary of Machu Picchu.
First, before passing the control, those who wish to use the toilets will be able to do so. Since there are no bathrooms inside Machu Picchu, if you are going to go outside once inside, unfortunately you will not be able to re-enter.
Our visit to the wonder of Machu Picchu will be through circuit number 2, since it is one of the most complete. On this tour you will be able to go up to the famous guardian’s house from where the postcard photo of Machu Picchu will be taken, then you will pass through the main gate, the ceremonial plaza, the Inca’s house, the ceremonial fountains, you will see the temple of the sun, but not up close; You can also access the pyramid where the sundial is located.
Continuing with the circuit you will arrive at the sector of the sacred rock, and finally you will visit the urban area where the royal houses of the Inca nobles were, and also the room of mirrors. After 3 hours of travel we will retire with our guide, and once outside you can have a drink or food. Because inside the complex is prohibited.
Then you can take the bus down to the town of Aguas Calientes, where you will have enough time to have your lunch. At 2:30 p.m. it will be the time of the return train to the Ollantaytambo station, where your return transportation to Cusco awaits you, arriving at approximately 7:00 p.m.
Visiting Machu Picchu:
According to Machu Picchu visiting regulations, all visitors must follow a pre-determined route within the site. This route must be followed in one direction only and once the guided visit commences exiting and re-entering the site is not permitted. Once the guided visit concludes, visitors must exit the site and personal exploration of Machu Picchu is not permitted.
Sunrise at Machu Picchu:
The first bus from Aguas Calientes to Machu Picchu departs at 5.30 am. The estimated arrival time is between 6:00 – 6.30 am The sun rises at Machu Picchu at approximately 5.30 am, therefore it’s not possible to be there in time for sunrise.
On the final day you won’t arrive back to Cusco until approximately (18:30 pm). Please do not book a departing flight prior to (10pm)
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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