Explore outside Cusco and learn about the Inca time. This unique program will take you to visit four iconic places. Explore Chinchero, Inca Agriculture terraces, spectacular pre-Columbian Salt Mines, and the fortress of Ollantaytambo. By train, go to the Most Important Citadel of the Incas, Machu Picchu.
Enjoy a guided tour in Chinchero, Moray, salt mines, and Machu Picchu and learn about these fantastic locations.
Chinchero is one of the last communities that preserve an ancient weaver technic and will be glad to share this with you.
If you take a tour through the Sacred Valley, you have to try the local savors and taste this area's best corn and potatoes.
Cusco - Chinchero - Moray - Salt Mines - Ollantaytambo - Aguas Calientes
Machu Picchu - Aguas Calientes - Ollantaytambo - Cusco
Day 1: From Cusco: Chinchero, Moray Salt Mines, Ollantaytambo and Aguas Calientes
You will be picked up from your hotel to start the trip; then you will go to Chinchero, famous for its traditional market and renowned for its handmade textiles and weavings.
After visiting Chinchero, you will visit Moray, the famous ‘greenhouse’ of Inca’s time, a scientific laboratory where you learn how the Incas could acclimatize their agricultural products to different climates.
You will continue to Maras Town, where you can see some ancient farming paths to the village on your way to Last Salineras, the salt mines that have existed since the Inka civilization. There are more than 3 thousand pools of salt!. Expect breathtaking panoramas of the mountains, dramatic views of the salt mines, and an unforgettable expanse of the incomparable Chinchero plateau.
After visiting the salt mines, and a spectacular descent into the Sacred Valley, you will have a delicious lunch and continue to Ollantaytambo Archaeological site.
Ollantaytambo is one of the best-preserved Inca towns. You will learn of this remarkable place and then it is recommended to eat something and then board the train to Aguas Calientes.
Note then is this part of the tour you will separate from the group and by your own need to go to the train station which is 7 minutes walking from the archeological side.
In Aguas Calientes, your guide or transfer will pick you up at the train station and take you to your hotel. Then you will have a delicious dinner and briefing for the next day.
Day 2: Machu Picchu – Aguas Calientes – Ollantaytambo – Cusco
According to the entrance ticket, you will start you day with breakfast in the hotel, then you will take the bus up from Aguas Calientes to Machu Picchu for 30 minutes approximately.
When you arrive at Machu Picchu, you will visit the archaeological site for 2 hours approximately with your tour guide in a group. He will explain the history, construction, and other important information about Machu Picchu.
Optionally you can book to climb Huayna Picchu Mountain. It has a beautiful and a different view of Machu Picchu.
Follow you will go down by bus to Aguas Calientes. You can have a meal and enjoy the thermal baths.
Then you will take the train to Ollantaytambo, and from Ollantaytambo, you will go back to Cusco by van.
Shared service price: $.360.00.
Important: Shared service price is only available with agreement passengers to share this service with other travelers (Group site 12 – 19 People approx.)
Private service price: $.4400.00. (based on two people)
Included all mentioned before
Group size upon your request, for people who need a personalize and exclusive service
Departure day is according to passenger request
Price for bigger groups are according to group size
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What attractions will I visit in the Sacred Valley?
Some attractions include Ollantaytambo, Pisac, Chinchero, Maras Salt Mines, and Moray agricultural terraces.
should I worried about altitude sickness in the Sacred Valley?
The Sacred Valley is at a lower altitude than Cusco, which can help visitors acclimatize to the high altitudes of the Andes. However, it’s still a good idea to take precautions and acclimatize slowly if you’re coming from lower altitudes.
Can you do Machu Picchu in 2 days?
Yes, one of the best options is Chinchero, Moray, Salt Mines, and Ollantaytambo to Machu Picchu Tour 2 Days 1 Night, with this tour, you will have the chance to enjoy a good part of the sacred valley and then go to Machu Picchu.
Can you spend the night at Machu Picchu?
Spending the night at Machu Picchu itself is not allowed. Visitors to Machu Picchu are only permitted to enter the site during regular visiting hours, 6:00 to 17:00 However, there are accommodations available around Aguas Calientes, which is the gateway to Machu Picchu. Aguas Calientes offers a range of hotels, hostels, campsites, and lodges where you can stay overnight.
How many people are allowed in Machu Picchu each day?
The limit was set at 2,500 visitors per day. However, this number could change, and regulations may be subject to adjustment by the Peruvian government.
What is not allowed at Machu Picchu?
Carrying large bags or backpacks: Large bags or backpacks were not permitted inside the archaeological site. Visitors were typically asked to leave their bags in designated storage areas near the entrance.
Eat food inside Machu Picchu: Visitors are advised to consume any snacks or meals outside the site.
Using tripods or professional photography equipment: Tripods and professional photography equipment were not allowed without prior authorization. Photography was allowed for personal use but not for commercial purposes.
Smoking: Smoking is prohibited inside the archaeological site in order to help preserve the historical and natural environment.
Climbing on structures: Visitors are not allowed to climb on the ancient structures or walls to prevent damage to the site.
Bringing pets: Pets are not allowed inside Machu Picchu.
Playing music or making loud noises: Visitors should maintain a quiet and respectful atmosphere within the site.
Walking off designated paths: Visitors are required to stay on designated paths and trails to prevent damage to the fragile ecosystem and archaeological sites.
Can you bring water into Machu Picchu?
Yes, you can bring water and drink during your tour.