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Salineras, a highlight of our Sacred Valley Peru tour

Sacred Valley to Machu Picchu tourPeru

All the highlights of the Sacred Valley - ruins, scenery, charming Inca villages, and more - plus a few local secrets. The best way to get to and from Machu Picchu if you have limited time.

Start:

Cusco, Peru

End:

Cusco, Peru

Maximum group size:

12 Guests

Duration:

3 3 days

Price:

US$ 1,000

Includes:

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©Doug Logan 2014, douglogancreative.com

©Doug Logan 2014, douglogancreative.com

Machu Picchu's Inca Bridge - not for the fainthearted!

Machu Picchu's Inca Bridge - not for the fainthearted!

Ollantaytambo's fortress guards the western end of Peru's Sacred Valley

Ollantaytambo's fortress guards the western end of Peru's Sacred Valley

©Doug Logan 2014, douglogancreative.com

©Doug Logan 2014, douglogancreative.com

Pisac's fortress protects the eastern end of the Sacred Valley

Pisac's fortress protects the eastern end of the Sacred Valley

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We arrived home just a couple of hours ago and I wanted to make sure that I reach out to you and let you know about our wonderful experience. We gave a rave review on Trip Advisor, but I wanted to make sure I wrote you personally to let you know that we really thoroughly enjoyed ourselves.

Luis was brilliant! He was so kind and funny and helped us understand so much more than we ever knew. He was charismatic and sociable with us, really the perfect tour guide! Ronald was a great driver as well. I mean, we rode a lot around Peru as passengers and Ronald was by far the best. Anyway, I just wanted you to know that Luis is the best, Roni is awesome and the tour was absolutely amazing. We had THE BEST TIME, and thank you very much!!!

– Carey W.

The trip in detail

The sunny floodplain between Pisac and Ollantaytambo in the valley of the Urubamba River is known as the Sacred Valley of the Incas. Our first stop here is Pisac, a tiny, cobbled Inca village which is home to the largest handicraft market in the region and a huge Inca fortress. We’ll explore both, then set off through the Sacred Valley. We’ll need frequent photo stops as we pass still-working Inca terracing, irrigation canals, fertile farmland and awesome mountain vistas. Our destination for the night is Ollantaytambo, perhaps the most charming and perfectly preserved of all Inca towns, a maze of cobbled alleyways and sun-drenched plazas presided over by a spectacular, llama-shaped ruin.

Meals: Lunch and dinner included

Accommodation: Cosy, family-run hotel in Ollantaytambo

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 amphitheatres 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.

Later we’ll catch the train to Aguas Calientes, where we’ll spend the night.

Meals: All meals included

Accommodation: Comfortable hotel in 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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How much does this trip cost?

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1,000

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in a group of four to 12 people


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WHAT'S INCLUDED

  • All accommodation (based on twin share. Single supplement available for US$80)
  • All activities specified in itinerary
  • Dedicated Aspiring Adventures guide
  • All transport
  • Pick up and drop off at your accommodation in Cusco
  • Entrance to all attractions specified
  • Extra permit to climb Huayna Picchu at Machu Picchu (if available at time of booking)
  • Meals specified in itinerary
  • Drinking water with included meals

WHAT'S NOT INCLUDED

  • Tip for your guide(s) and driver

Luis, Aspiring Adventures Peru guide, says

The Sacred Valley is very compact and it’s possible to see all the sights, plus Machu Picchu, in three days. I can’t think of a better way to squeeze in as much of Cusco as possible if you don’t have much time.

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