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Machu Picchu and the Sacred valley


The mystical sacred valley and a world wonder
10 days starting at $1,320/Person

Why you'll love this Sacred Valley & Machu Picchu tour!

The mystical sacred valley and a world wonder

10 days 1 country(ies)

You’ll come face to face with Peru’s Inca history, wonders and authentic highlights of Peru on this customizable adventure. The visit to Machu Picchu is one of highlights of this trip. You’ll take in the beauty of the Sacred Valley and the Inca Capital of Cusco which is an equally rewarding experience for both history buffs and casual visitors.

From

$ 1,320 USD

Per person based on Double Occupancy

From

$1,320 USD

Per person
  • Package valid for trips to be made between 3rd of January 2022 and 15th of December 2022, not including special holiday seasons.
  • Hotel categories do not adhere strictly to international ratings; Encounter Latin America has evaluated the hotels according to destination and availability.
  • Package subject to availability at time of booking.
What you can expect in every tour:
  • Choose any date, all tours have daily departures
  • Hand picked guides specialized for every excursion
  • 7 regional offices with 24/7 in country support
  • Transfers with English guide to/from all airports
  • Local specialists who live and guide the destination
  • Personal dining recommendations for food lovers
  • Incredibly comfortable authentic accommodations

TOUR DETAILS “Machu Picchu and the Sacred valley”

What’s included

5 NIGHTS

6 MEALS

5 x Breakfast, 1 x Lunch

TRANSPORTATION

All private transportation, Vistadome train ticket from Aguas Clients to Cusco. National flights not included.


Wow experiences

EXPERIENCES INCLUDED

Guided tour of Pisac Market & Ruins and Ollantaytambo, Guided tour of Maras, Moras & Chincheros, Private tour of Machu Picchu, Walking tour of Cusco. Night tour of Cusco & Tasting Pisco


Highlights

Cusco & The Sacred Valley

Machu Picchu

6 Day Travel Itinerary

Our tours depart any day of the year, there are no fixed departure dates. It’s really simply, we’ve designed some of the best experiences that cover your “bucket list” must see stuff in each destination. You can trust in our 20 years of experience, that everything will run just like clockwork.

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DAY 1 - SACRED VALLEY

TOUCH DOWN IN CUSCO

View Travel Guide for the Sacred Valley
You will be met at the airport in Cusco and taken in a full-day excursion to the Sacred Valley of the Incas, alongside the Vilcanota River, where you will find native communities, impressive terraces and many important archaeological sites. In this tour you will visit Pisac Indian Market, one of the most popular and picturesque of the indigenous markets in the Cusco region.
Travelers from all over the world come to purchase all manner of textiles, ceramics, jewelry, ponchos, rugs, hats, gloves, Andean instruments, ceramics, alpaca and llama woven clothing, and a host of lovely souvenirs. And although you can visit it every day, the Sunday market is magnificent, mass is celebrated in Quechua and the worthy “varayoc” (local authorities) attendance adds enrichment to the celebration. Your tour will continue to Pisac ruins, perched magnificently at the entrance to a great gorge, the citadel looks the Urubamba Valley and town of Pisac from above. Pisac was situated strategically along a road that connected the Inca Empire with the jungles of the east, and the site is an impressive reminder of just how advanced the civilization was in terms of building and agriculture. Afterwards you will make a stop for lunch and in the afternoon you will visit the Inca town of Ollantaytambo, which has original Inca houses, streets and the fortress towering above the village. Then we will make a stop at the Brewery of the Sacred Valley where you will taste 3 samples of Artisan Beer. At the end of the tour you will be dropped off at your hotel.
Included: Private excursion with Transport and Guide; Entrance fees; Accommodation in the Sacred Valley. (Meals – None).

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View Travel Guide for the Sacred Valley You will be met at the airport in Cusco and taken in a full-day excursion to the Sacred Valley of the Incas, alongside the Vilcanota River, where you will find native communities, impressive terraces ...

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DAY 2 - Sacred valley

Exploring Maras, Moray and Chincheros

This excursion will allow you to discover and explore the wonderful Incan sites of Moray, Maras and Chincheros. You will begin in Moray, by visiting the deep amphitheater-like terraces that are located nearby to the Maras Salt Pans. The layered terraces are carved into an immense earthen bowl, with each layer having its own microclimate, according to depth. Some theorize that the Incas used these terraces as a laboratory to determine optimal conditions for growing crops. The tour continues at the Maras salt flats, that perch on the edge of an overhanging cliff and command spectacular views of the Andes and the Urubamba River below,
giving you excellent opportunities for some stunning photos. The extraordinary salt rocks that may be filled with water depending on the season you visit, starkly contrast with the vibrant green background. You will also visit the charming town of Chinchero. With locals wearing traditional attire, large Inca ruins that dominate the central plaza and a beautiful dazzling Church made from the white volcanic rock sillar, Chinchero will feel like stepping back in time.
Included: Private excursion with Transport and Guide; Entrance fees; Accommodation in the Sacred Valley. (Meals – Breakfast).

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This excursion will allow you to discover and explore the wonderful Incan sites of Moray, Maras and Chincheros. You will begin in Moray, by visiting the deep amphitheater-like terraces that are located nearby to the Maras Salt Pans. The layered ...

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DAY 3 - CUSCO

Your Magical Day in Machu Picchu

View Travel Guide for Machu Picchu
After breakfast, your private transfer will pick you up from your accommodation in the Sacred Valley and take you to the Inca town of Ollantaytambo. Boarding your train from the Sacred Valley to Aguas Calientes shaves 2 hours off what normally is a 4-hour journey from Cusco, beginning at the most beautiful part of the stretch, leaving from Ollantaytambo.
The day you’ve been waiting for has finally arrived! Your private guide will accompany you to the Guard Shack at Machu Picchu where you’ll get the best view of this World Wonder,
as well as an extended tour and explanation of the history, surrounding areas, and the sacred legend of Machu Picchu.
A gourmet lunch is provided by the Sanctuary Lodge at Machu Picchu and then you’ll begin your journey to the Inca Capital of Cusco. Taking your train from Aguas Calientes you’ll head through the dramatic landscape of the Sacred Valley until you reach Cusco. Having acclimatized to the altitude the last few days, Cusco’s altitude (11,150ft. above sea level) should be no problem at all at this point, allowing you to really get out and enjoy the town this evening, or get some rest at one of our lovely boutique hotels in Cusco.
Included: Private transfer from Sacred Valley to Ollantaytambo train station; Train ticket to Aguas Calientes; Half day private guided tour of Machu Picchu with transport, private guide and entrance fees; Train ticket back to Cusco; Transfer from the train station to your accommodation in Cusco; Accommodation in Cusco. (Meals – Breakfast, Lunch).

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View Travel Guide for Machu Picchu After breakfast, your private transfer will pick you up from your accommodation in the Sacred Valley and take you to the Inca town of Ollantaytambo. Boarding your train from the Sacred Valley to Aguas Calientes ...

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Day 4 - CUSCO

Discovering Cusco and its surrounding ruins

Walk around the Imperial City of the Incas, starting at the local market of Cusco, where you will experience a bit of Peruvian Culture and daily Cusqueño life. In the market, you can find the best variety of vegetables, breads and fruits in the country. Continuing this pleasant walk, you’ll visit the impressive Colonial Cathedral in Cusco containing over 400 paintings from the Cusqueña School and several beautiful altars. Afterwards, you’ll visit Koricancha, which is considered a religious center of Cusco, geographical and political. The Temple of Koricancha, was where the Inca paid homage to the Sun god called Inti.
Qori means goldwork and Kancha means an enclosed space, bounded by walls. Then, you’ll walk uphill a bit to enter the artisan quarter of San Blas, where you’ll be able to appreciate religious paintings and many workshops where, if they are available, you can watch artisans in action. After this, you’ll return to your hotel.
In the afternoon you will visit the nearby archaeological sites to visit Sacsayhuaman, the Royal House of the Sun and one of the greatest stone monuments in Incan architecture; Qenqo Amphitheater, a well-known Incan temple that dominates the whole area; and Tambomachay, located 8 km from Cusco, which was an Inca sanctuary dedicated to water and a place reserved for Inca Royalty. Its name comes from two Quechua words: Tampu, meaning collective housing, and Machay, which means a resting place. You will also pass by Puka Pukara, (Reddish Fortress), which takes its name from the color of the soil found in the area. It is thought to be once a residential quarter because it was strategically located and dominated the territory.
Included: Private wakling excursion with Guide and Entrance fees; Private excursion to visit 4 surrounding ruins with Transport and Guide; Entrance fee; Accommodation in Cusco. (Meals – Breakfast).

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Walk around the Imperial City of the Incas, starting at the local market of Cusco, where you will experience a bit of Peruvian Culture and daily Cusqueño life. In the market, you can find the best variety of vegetables, breads ...

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DAY 9 - CUSCO

CUSCO LIKE A LOCAL

Morning at leisure.
In the afternoon,you will meet with your guide at the Cathedral to set off on an evening adventure, walking on the cobblestone streets, and visiting two places where you will be introduced to the varieties of Pisco and the many different drinks made with Peru’s national spirit. Drinks are not included but you are welcome to order the one you like. Later, you will meet with a local bartender so sharpen up your cocktail mixing skills as you discover more about the famous cocktails made with Pisco and their place in Peruvian history.
Taste a variety of flavours of Pisco and learn how to prepare CHILCANO, one famous cocktail made with Pisco, and try your hand at making your very own Pisco Sour, using all the knowledge that you’ve picked up. And the best part? You get to drink it afterwards SALUD!!
Included: Private excursion with Guide and Pisco Mixology class with local bartender, supplies and Pisco Sour drink; Accommodation in Cusco. (Meals – Breakfast).

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Morning at leisure. In the afternoon,you will meet with your guide at the Cathedral to set off on an evening adventure, walking on the cobblestone streets, and visiting two places where you will be introduced to the varieties of Pisco and ...

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DAY 10 - CUSCO

LEAVING CUSCO & ONWARD

It’s time to hit the road again as you make your way to your next destination where if you are planning to, you can enjoy exploring the beauty and culture of Peru further. Your private transfer will take you to the airport for your flight back home.

Included: Private transfer from the hotel to Cusco airport with assistance. (Meals – Breakfast).

It’s time to hit the road again as you make your way to your next destination where if you are planning to, you can enjoy exploring the beauty and culture of Peru further. Your private transfer will take you to ...

ACCOMMODATIONS “Machu Picchu and the Sacred valley”

Comfort

  • Sacred valley – Hotel Casona Yucay
  • Cusco – Hotel Tariq

Superior

  • Sacred valley – Casa Andina premium
  • Cusco – Hotel El Mercado

Luxury

  • Sacred Valley – Inkaterra Hacienda Urubamba
  • Cusco – Inkaterra La Casona

ACCOMMODATION & PRICING

(Price estimate for 2 people traveling together)

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Option 1

Comfort

Travel On A Budget With Style & Comfort


$1,320

Per person
View Superior Accommodation
Option 2

Superior

Travel On A Budget With Style & Superior


$1,715

Per person
View Luxury Accommodation
Option 3

Luxury

Travel On A Budget With Style & Luxury


$2,250

Per person