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First stop on our Peru Sacred Valley tour is Chinchero's church, seen here from the adjacent Inca ruin

Over the Andes to Machu PicchuPeru

Looking for the quickest reasonable way to do Machu Picchu and the Sacred Valley? Here it is!


Cusco, Peru


Cusco, Peru

Maximum group size:

12 Guests


3 2 days


US$ 750


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©Doug Logan 2014, douglogancreative.com

©Doug Logan 2014, douglogancreative.com

©Doug Logan 2014, douglogancreative.com

©Doug Logan 2014, douglogancreative.com

Salineras is one of the lesser-known highlights of Peru's beautiful Sacred Valley

Salineras is one of the lesser-known highlights of Peru's beautiful Sacred Valley

Thank you again for orchestrating our awesome trip. It was great to be able to get off the beaten track and into the crevices and get a real understanding for the place (without it feeling like a drag). It has to be said, your passion, enthusiasm and attention to detail is second to none - all of it combining to give us fun, adventure and insight.

– Kathryn R.

The trip in detail

Today starts with Chinchero, a quiet little town best known for its outdoor weaving studios, terraced Inca ruin, and intricately-frescoed colonial church. Next is Moray – three massive Inca amphitheaters of incredible engineering precision and stern, magnificent beauty. Then an easy stroll (or ride in the bus if you prefer) through rolling farmland and views of the high Andes brings us to Salineras – a surreal and beautiful patchwork of pools and paths that still produces salt using Inca technology.

Our next stop is Ollantaytambo, perhaps the most perfectly preserved of all Inca towns, a maze of cobbled alleyways and sun-drenched plazas presided over by a spectacular, llama-shaped ruin which we’ll have time to explore before catching the train to Aguas Calientes, where we’ll spend the night.

Meals: Lunch and dinner included

Accommodation: Family-run hotel, Aguas Calientes

An early start rewards us with sunrise at Machu Picchu – a peak moment for anyone. A spectacular stone city surrounded by incredibly steep, incredibly green mountains, Machu Picchu needs no introduction and is deservedly one of the new Seven Wonders of the World. A guided tour is a necessary start to orient you in this massive site, then you’ll have plenty of time to explore the stone complex and some of the surrounding peaks on your own before we catch the train back to Cusco.

Meals: Breakfast and lunch included

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  • Aspiring Adventures guide
  • All transport
  • Pick up and drop off at your accommodation in Cusco
  • Entrance to all attractions specified in itinerary
  • Entrance to Machu Picchu including extra permit to climb Huayna Picchu (if available at time of booking)
  • Meals specified in itinerary
  • Drinking water with included meals


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Steve, Aspiring's co-founder, says

This is the perfect quick way to see Machu Picchu and the Sacred Valley. No wasted time, lots of great sights, and no rushing either!

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