Peru’s Sacred Valley and Ruins of the Inca

Peru’s Sacred Valley and Ruins of the Inca

Cusco, Machu Picchu & Sacred Valley Peru

Discover the heart of the former Inca Empire; explore the city of Cuzco, a fascinating blend of Spanish colonial influences and magnificent reminders of the once powerful Inca tribe. Explore the jewel of Inca architecture, the stunning ruins of Machu Picchu, one of the seven wonders of the world.

6 days / 5 nights
Places visited
Sacred Valley, Machu Picchu and Cusco

What´s included

  • Daily breakfast, all transfers, tours with bilingual guides and local taxes
  • 1 night of accommodation at selected hotel in Lima
  • 2 nights of accommodation at selected hotel in the Sacred Valley
  • 1 night of accommodation at selected hotel in Machu Picchu
  • 2 nights of accommodation at selected hotel in Cusco
  • 1 Half Day tour on the way to Sacred Valley in Sacred Valley
  • 1 Full Day Incas’ Sacred Valley (Moray, Maras and Ollantaytambo) in Sacred Valley
  • 1 Half Day Tour to Machu Picchu in Machu Picchu
  • 1 Half Day Huayna Picchu in Machu Picchu
  • 1 Half Day City tour of Cusco and nearby ruins in Cusco
  • Vistadome train tickets for the route Ollantaytambo/Aguas Calientes/Ollantaytambo

Not included

  • International & domestic flights
  • Meals and drinks other than those mentioned
  • Tips or personal expenses
  • Travel insurance
  • Optional tours and experiences
  • Any items not mentioned

Detailed description

Day 1
Lima / Cusco / Sacred Valley

At appropriate time, private transfer to the airport for your flight to Cusco.

Half Day Tour on the way to Sacred Valley

Upon arrival to Cusco, you are met for a private transfer and tour in the Sacred Valley of the Incas, you will be astounded by the beauty of the Andean landscapes along the way. Visit Awanakancha, a small complex to admire Andean camelids such as alpacas and llamas, and learn from local inhabitants about traditional dyeing and knitting techniques. Later explore the Pisac Market with enough free time to purchase handcrafts and if you feel like tasting something traditional, stop by the wood ovens for a delicious empanada or a piece of bread.  Enjoy lunch at a local restaurant.

Day 2
Sacred Valley
Full Day Incas’ Sacred Valley (Moray, Maras and Ollantaytambo)

Visit the most outstanding sites of the Sacred Valley of the Incas. You will start your day visiting the Inca terraces of Moray, with an impressive view of the colossal terraces, which were used to recreate 20 different types of microclimates, ensuring the empire’s agricultural production. You will continue to Maras, the famous and ancient salt mines of the colonial era. The contrast of its white wells with the green valley is imposing and unmissable for a spectacular postcard of the Sacred Valley of the Incas. Lunch at a local restaurant. Finally, you will visit Ollantaytambo, a picturesque town continuously inhabited since Inca times, where you will visit the temple of the same name, used as a fortress during the Inca resistance, and from where you will obtain collection images.


Important: This evening you will need to pack a small bag for your train journey to Machu Picchu. For all train journeys, each passenger is allowed a carry-on bag (one bag or backpack) with a weight not to exceed 5kg/11 lbs. and maximum measurements of 62 linear in/ 157 linear cm (height + length + width). Baggage that exceeds these measurements will not be allowed. We ask you to pack the necessary for one overnight. Your extra luggage will be stored at the hotel in Cusco (you can get it back upon your arrival).

Day 3
Sacred Valley / Machu Picchu

This morning, pick-up from your hotel to take you to Ollantaytambo station to board the Vistadome train to Machu Picchu. A train trip away to see one of the New Seven Wonders of the World.
Arrive at the Aguas Calientes Train Station where a guide will assist you on check-in at in at selected in Machu Picchu.

Half Day Tour to Machu Picchu

Around noon, the local guide will meet you boarding the bus to go up the winding road to Machu Picchu, amid a spectacular view of the Urubamba River and its canyon. Before the tour, you will have a delicious lunch at the Tinkuy restaurant of Belmond Sanctuary Lodge Hotel. Then proceed to visit the Lost City of the Incas, Machu Picchu, which will astonish us with its terraces, ceremonial shrines, steps, and urban areas. Energy is all around us. After the guided visit, back to the town.


Important: The guided tour to Machu Picchu lasts 2 ½ hours, and the maximum time allowed within Machu Picchu is 4 hours.

Day 4
Machu Picchu / Cusco
Half Day Huayna Picchu

This morning, climb Huayna Picchu, the towering mountain behind the actual site of Machu Picchu. The fabulous views from the top are definitely worth the climb.  The hike to the top of Huayna Picchu takes approximately three hours (this includes the ascent, descent, and time at the top). Arrival must be before 1 pm. Take care in wet weather as the steps get slippery.


**Huayna Picchu has a maximum allowance of 400 spaces in two schedules: 22 spaces at 07:00 am and 200 spaces at 10:00 am. We suggest applying for the entrance tickets for later dates at the moment you book the whole tour program so as to avoid any complications due to congestion or lack of local availability. 


This tour includes private local guide, entrance fee to Machu Picchu + Huayna Picchu and bus tickets.

 *Please note check-out at hotel is in the morning, hotel provides luggage storage.

In the afternoon, depart by the Vistadome train back to the Sacred Valley and transfer to Cusco this evening.

Upon arrival at Cusco, check in at selected hotel.

Day 5
Half Day City Tour of Cusco and Nearby Ruins

In the morning, you will go up to the Archeological Park of Sacsayhuaman. Your excursion starts with visiting the magnificent fortress, a beautiful place that radiates peace and quiet. You will be able to admire the rocks measuring up to 4 meters high that were used in its construction. Then, you will continue to “Q’enqo”, and ancient temple of the cougar, which has an altar for sacrifices in the inner part of the rock; and “Tambomachay”, the sacred fountains of life and health. On the way, you will have a panoramic view from Puca Pucara, a watch tower that controls the entrance to the city.  After that, you will visit the Temple of the Sun “Korikancha”, on top of which the Santo Domingo Convent was built. A legend tells that his temple was entirely lined with gold sheets that marveled the Conquistadors upon their arrival. Finally, you will end your tour by visiting the Cathedral, located in front of the main square, which keeps colonial invaluable paintings and other works of religious art such as the Cross that arrived with the first conquerors.

Day 6

Morning at leisure. At appropriate time, private transfer to the airport for your flight.

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