Visiting Cusco for the breathtaking journey to Machu Picchu? Be sure to add on a Sacred Valley Tour visiting Inca Royal towns and tribes with a 2 DAY/1 NIGHT tour to some of the most important Inca sites and the beautiful train ride up to Machu Picchu.
MACHU PICCHU AND SACRED VALLEY ITINERARY
DAY 1 – Pick up in Cusco and drive into the Sacred Valley, home to Inca royal settlements and holy sites. We will visit the archeological site, Ollantaytambo, at an altitude of 9160 feet and see Temple Hill and the Wall of the Six Monoliths as well as the famous agricultural terraces dating to the fourteenth century and further. We will enjoy the fabulous artisan market at Pisac, shopping for wonderful Andean crafts and see The Temple of the Sun before boarding the train in the late afternoon for the ride up to Aguas Calientes at the foot of towering Machu Picchu. Overnight in hotel.
DAY 2 – We take an early morning ride up the cornisa arriving at Machu Picchu for a full day of exploring the site’s many buildings and with the option of climbing mystical Huayna Picchu mountain. After an invigorating day to remember a lifetime and some amazing photographs to record the tour, we return to base at Cusco.
This tour also operates on specific dates as a photoshootout photography workshop tour, featuring instruction and assistance in capturing stunning travel and landscape photographs that will make the trip vividly memorable and a pleasure to share for many years to come – INQUIRE about out photoshootout travel photography tours led by an award-winning landscape photographer.
HIGHLIGHTS OF SACRED VALLEY TOUR
- See ancient Inca ceremonial sites and agricultural marvels
- Shop for Andean crafts at Pisac Village market
- Visit Inca terraces and meet local people at Ollantaytambo Village
- Ride the train through the Andes to Machu Picchu
- Experience Magical Machu Picchu
- Hotel in Aguas Calientes is included