MACHU PICCHU AND THE SACRED VALLEY
Moray, Sacred Valley, Peru
MACHU PICCHU AND THE SACRED VALLEY
6 Days Year round

The Sacred Valley of the Incas is one of our favourite places in Peru. Ancient sites and terraces, vast fields of corn and beautiful weather, make it a great place to linger longer. The world’s highest navigable lake is a real surprise, as seen on the 3 islands we feature. Visit the postcard popular Uros then see the exceptional weaving on Taquile. Suasi’s relaxed charm and beauty await those with time to relax and absorb the tranquility.

Tour Highlights
  • MACHU PICCHU PRIVATE TOUR
  • BEAUTIFUL SACRED VALLEY
  • PISAC MARKETS
  • CIRCULAR TERRACES AT MORAY
  • HIKE WITH LLAMAS
  • CUSCO
Tour Information
  • Where
    :

    Peru, South America

  • When
    :

    Year Round

  • What
    :

    Hiking, History, Culture, Nature

The Sacred Valley

Peru’s Sacred Valley stretches north from Cusco along the fertile riverbank to Machu Picchu. Named for the richness of its soil, the valley was a thriving garden for the Incas, and their presence is noted all throughout. Ollantaytambo is a buzzing little village on the doorstep of Inca ruins and the boarding point for trains to Machu Picchu The village of Pisac is 30 minutes from Cusco and , in our opinion has the best shopping of any of the valley markets.

Itinerary

Met upon arrival in Cusco and be driven to the famous Pisaq market and nearby ruins, set high above a valley rimmed by vast terracing. The citadel is magnificent and in the main ruins we will find temples of the sun, moon, rain, rainbow, and stars. Lunch will be with a local family in Urubamba where we
sample a delicious Andean soup. Afternoon visit Ollantaytambo to see the Temple of the Sun, formed with six gigantic monoliths. Drop off at your lovely lodge in the Sacred Valley.

Visit Moray, the surprising circular terraces hidden among the hills. Learn the fascinating history of how the Incas used the slightly different climate on each level to maximise the crops. Walk through the valley to the salt mines of Maras.

See a different side of the valley on a hike with llamas through pristine landscapes to the remains of Inkarakai, formerly a retreat for the
Virgins of the Sun. Enjoy a picnic in the beautiful setting and end the day at nearby waterfalls

Take the scenic train up to Machu Picchu. Indulge in a private guided tour of the site and then have time to explore on our own before returning to Aguas Calientes to take the late afternoon train to Cusco and on to the hotel.

Discover the charm of Cusco on your guided tour. Visit the famous cathedral and Temple of the Sun. Walk along Hatunrumiyoc Street to see the 12-angled stone in the walls of what used
to be Inca Roca’s Palace. Visit San Blas quarter with its steeped cobblestone alleys lined with workshops and galleries, a great place to soak in Cusco’s artistic atmosphere.

Transfer to the airport or station.

Pricing and Inclusions
Prices per person, twin share
    FROM: TWIN
    2017 $1,850

    Prices shown are ‘from’ prices and are subject to availability and seasonal price increases.
    Please ask us about single prices, and discounts for groups of 4 or more.
    Prices are valid to end 2017.

Inclusions

    • Our journeys are tailor made for each traveller, so we can alter them to suit you.
    • Some touring is shared with other travellers to keep the prices down, but we can also offer private touring for you.
    • Arrival and departure transfers.
    • All land transportation, and cruises/ferries where mentioned.
    • Good quality, well located hotels with private bathrooms.
    • Breakfast daily. Other meals as listed.
    • English speaking guided touring.
    • Prepayable entrance fees. Some National Parks are pay as
    you go. We’ll let you know if this applies to you.
    • 24 hour assistance by our trusted partners in each country.

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