Machu Picchu and Sacred Valley (2 Days)

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Machu Picchu and Sacred Valley (2 Days)

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Machu Picchu and Sacred Valley 2 Days:  For those seeking the ultimate experience in Peru, this trip is not one to be missed. Allow yourself to be blown away by the Sacred Valley of the Incas, and the greatness of the legendary Machu Picchu. This 2-day excursion from Cusco will provide an opportunity to explore the archeological sites of Aguana Pampa, Pisac and Ollantaytambo. From there, you will travel by train to Aguas Calientes, and wonder at the magnificence of Macchu Picchu. After a night in Aguas Clinentes, an early arrival to Machu Picchu will give you the opportunity to experience a once in a life time sunrise, which would be impossible to put into words. Your guide will lead a 3-hour tour around the ancient citadel. For those seeking extra adventure, there is the opportunity to take a short hike to Huayna Picchu Mountain, Machu Picchu Mountain or the Sun Gate. National Geographic have named these peaks three of the most photogenic views in the world. Late in the afternoon you will make your journey back to Cusco via train and bus transfer to your accommodation.

Type: Cultural.
Length: 2 days, 1 night.
Difficulty: Easy to moderate.
Accommodation: Hotel.
Group size: 2-9 participants.
Season: Everyday.

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DAY 1: CUSCO – OLLANTAYTAMBO – AGUAS CALIENTES

This spectacular tour begins with a pick-up your hotel at 8:00 a.m. followed by an immediate departure for the Sacred Valley of the Incas. Our first stop is 25 minutes away at Aguana Pampa (known for its fabrics and textiles) where we’ll be able to see the four members of the South American camelid family: llama, alpaca, vicuña, and huanaco. There will be a demonstration of the methods, handed down from generation to generation, used to process the wool of these animals and produce such vibrant colors in the textiles. We then head towards Pisac, a town which will provide us with our first awe-inspiring view of the entire Sacred Valley. We’ll visit Pisac’s archaeological center, where you’ll be amazed by the abundance of structures, including temples, housing and terraces used for agriculture. We’ll also visit Pisac’s picturesque town center and artisanal market, full of magic and color. After a lunch of typical regional food in a restaurant, we head to Ollantaytambo, known today as the only continuously-inhabited Incan city. With its narrow streets and cobbled-stone paths, it hosts one of the signature monumental complexes of the Incan Empire.

After our visit to Ollantaytambo, depending on the schedule of the trains, we’ll board the tourist train to Aguas Calientes. When we arrive, a transfer will be waiting to take us to our hotel. There will then be free time to explore the city or take a dip in the hot springs. Later that night, our guide will come to your hotel to provide all the necessary details for the following day’s tour of Machu Picchu.

DAY 2: AGUAS CALIENTES – MACHUPICCHU – CUSCO

You will begin the journey on the most important day of the tour early in the morning. This can be organised with your guide depending on your preference. If you choose to leave around 5:00am, the early arrival to the gates of the site gives you the opportunity to watch the glorious sunrise over one of the great Wonders Of The World. Depending on what time you decide you will take a licensed bus to the main gates, where your 2-hour tour will begin. Your guide will provide information on the most important structures and temples of Machu Picchu. This is followed by a period of free time to explore on your own and engage with the mystery that shrouds these ancient ruins. Once it is time to return home, you will take the train from Aguas Calientes to Ollantaytambo and onwards to Cusco by bus.

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TOUR INCLUSIONS:

  • Hotel Pick-up.
  • Transportation from Cusco to Ollantaytambo and back to Cusco.
  • Round-trip train Ollantaytambo / Aguas calientes / Ollantaytambo.
  • One (1) breakfast at the hotel One (1) lunch buffet in the Sacred Valley.
  • Transfer from the train station (Aguas Calientes) to the hotel.
  • One (1) night hotel stay (Aguas Calientes).
  • Return bus from Aguas Calientes to Machupicchu (Optional).
  • Professional Guide- Fluent in English.
  • Entrance tickets to tourist attractions (Sacred Valley and Machupicchu National Park).
  • * Please rember you MUST bring you passport to be allowed entry in Macchu Picchu

TOUR EXCLUSIONS

  • Extra expences.
  • Gratitudes.

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WE RECOMMEND TO BRING:

  • Wear light or tennis shoes.
  • Drink plenty of fluids in your excursions.
  • Raincoat (poncho long) rainy season.
  • Long sleeve shirts.
  • Trousers.
  • Insect Repellent.
  • Sunscreen, brimmed hat for sunny days.
  • Binoculars.
  • Sunglasses, plastic bags.
  • Medicine and / or personal items (liquid for contact lenses).
  • A light backpack per person Camera or camcorder and films.
  • Have on hand checks in small denominations and coins dollars, euros or soles.

DOCUMENTS TO CARRY WITH YOU

  • Original Passports.
  • Immigration card.
  • Original International Student Identity Card (in case you have applied for a student discount).

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