Machu Picchu Trifecta
with The Sacred Valley and Cusco
Machu Picchu Trifecta
LIMA - CUSCO - SACRED VALLEY - MACHU PICCHU
7 DAYS

Discover the Inca heartland on this 7 day journey.  Visit the Inca treasures of the Sacred Valley with a visit to Pisac and the Moray terraces. Take a private tour of Machu Picchu and then have 2 full days to experience the delightful city of Cusco.

Tour Highlights
  • 7 days Private tour
  • Guide tour of Machu Picchu
  • Visit the wonderful Pisac market
  • 2 nights in the Sacred Valley
  • See the amazing Inca terraces of Moray
  • 2 full days to explore Cusco
  • Beautiful boutique hotels
  • Option for 5* upgrade

Tour Information
  • Where
    :

    Peru

  • When
    :

    Year round

  • What
    :

    History and 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

Be met upon arrival at Lima airport and assisted to your airport hotel.

Take a morning flight to Cusco , where you will be picked up from the airport and privately escorted to your hotel in the Sacred Valley.
Along the way you’ll visit Pisaq. Originally a place where people from remote communities used to barter their products, Pisaq has evolved to one of South America’s most famous souvenir markets.
Make sure to sample some empanadas baked in traditional clay ovens as well as bartering for bargains.
Afterwards continue through the valley to your hotel.
Located in the heart of the Sacred Valley, surrounded by beautiful gardens, the hotel is a remodeled eighteenth-century monastery that retains its original colonial charm

 

Start off by visiting the salt mines of Maras. Its intense white shine appears on a sunny day – an impressive sight for any visitor. Salt was extracted from these mines during Inca times and the same method has still been used ever since. You head in the morning to Moray that has circular terraces hidden among the hills, which are similar to a Greek amphitheater. Surrounded by an impressive backdrop of snow-covered mountains, Moray was used as an open-air agricultural lab for adapting crops to different environmental conditions.

 

 

Early this morning you’ll be driven to the train station in Ollanta to take the scenic journey through the Sacred Valley of the Incas up to Machu Picchu.

You will meet your guide in Aguas Calientes where a small coach takes you up the steep roads to the entrance of the citadel. For centuries Machu Picchu remained undiscovered by the Spaniards and has only been found in 1911 by the American explorer Hiram Bingham. During a guided tour you will experience the uniqueness of the location and the genius that went into its construction, making this Inca site one of the seven new wonders of the world. 

There is extra time to further explore on your own before you return to the station and take the train back to Ollanta.  Your driver will be waiting to transfer you to your hotel in Cusco.

 

Enjoy the morning at leisure.
In the afternoon, your comprehensive city tour includes the beautiful Koricancha or Sun Temple, the Cathedral as well as the Fortress of Sacsayhuaman, a most remarkable Inca building, the amphitheater of Kenko. This is followed by a visit to Puca Pucara, a strategically located ‘red fortress’ that dominates the entire area before visiting Tambomachay, with its two distinctive aqueducts that to this day continue to provide clean water to the area.

Today is your to explore Cusco on your own. Wander the cobbled lanes and alleyways and just savour the moment of being in such a wonderful city.

Transfer to the airport for your onward flight. Or you can stay longer and explore more of Peru, maybe head to The Amazon, and take the train across The Andes to lake Titicaca.

Pricing and Inclusions
Pricing and inclusions
    2018 prices 4 Star 5 Star
    Twin share $1,986 $2,927

    Prices are per person, subject to availability and seasonal surcharges.

    INCLUDES

    • Transfers from / to the airport, bus or train station
    • Accommodation based on TWIN in the selected hotel category
    • Private services with local English speaking guides
    • Train ticket Ollanta – Machu Picchu – Ollanta (or Poroy) in Vistadome Class (Superior Class).
    • Entrance fees to the sites noted in the itinerary (important: the chronological order of visits in the itinerary may change to ensure the best operation).
    • Breakfast daily.
    • Permanent assistance by our Guest Experience Department

    SERVICES NOT INCLUDED

    • International and Domestic flights
    • Tips (for guides, drivers, waiters, luggage porters)
    • Beverages during meals (unless specified in the itinerary)
    • Early check in / late check out unless explicitly stated

    Hotels considered:

    Where 4 star hotel 5 star hotel
    Lima Costa del Sol Wyndham Lima Airport Costa del Sol Wyndham Lima Airport
    Sacred Valley Sonesta Posadas del Inca Yucay Inkaterra Hacienda Urubamba
    Cusco Antigua Casona San Blas La Casona Inkaterra
    (Patio Suite)
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