Sacred Valley of the incas
Full day tour
Sacred Valley Private Tour from Cusco beyond the mountains there is a Valley consider Sacred by the ancient Incas very fertile for agriculture a place between the heaven and the earth according to the legends where the spirits are always connected with the Andes Mountains visiting ancient Pisac Inca Cemetery and unfinished fortress Ollantaytambo.
The Sacred Valley of Peru is a territory located northwest of the city of Cusco and close to the ancient city of Machu Picchu. It was the heart of the Inca Empire.
With an area of approximately 60 kilometers, it is a sector of fertile farmland and Spanish colonial towns such as Pisac and Ollantaytambo. You will also find the Moray agricultural research center, and the Maras salt mines.
Full day tour We will pick you up from your hotel at 08:00 AM. We will drive over the Andes to the alpaca farm “Naughty Llama”, enjoy their ancient textile weaving techniques, and feed the Alpacas. Then, we will continue to Pisac Archeological site to enjoy the greatest ancient architecture and and an awesome market filled with handcrafted goods. Next will be a lunch filled with local food in the heart of the Valley. Last we will drive to the valley and arrive at the Ollantaytambo fortress and living museum to enjoy the sightseeing before returning to Cusco or the Sacred Valley Hotel depending on your schedule.
We will drive over the Andes to the alpaca farm “Naughty Llama”, enjoy their ancient textile weaving techniques, and feed the Alpacas. Then, we will continue to Pisac Archeological site to enjoy the greatest ancient architecture and and an awesome market filled with handcrafted goods. Next will be a lunch filled with local food in the heart of the Valley. Last we will drive to the valley and arrive at the Ollantaytambo fortress and living museum to enjoy the sightseeing.
DAY 1 BEGIN THE LARES TREK
After breakfast, you’ll be picked up at your hotel in Cusco to begin a scenic drive into the renowned Sacred Valley. You’ll pass through the quaint villages of Pisac and Calca, both of historic importance during Inca times. The route then ascends into the mountains toward the lovely town of Lares, known for its hot springs.
Enjoy lunch in Lares before beginning your first day of trekking to reach the mountain town of Huacahuasi, where our first campsite awaits.
DAY 2 HUACAHUASI TO PUMAMARKA
After an early morning breakfast, we’ll start out with a hike upwards through the idyllic Lares Valley, continuing up through small passes until we reach the highest pass of the Lares trek, Ipsayccasa pass, located at a dizzying height of 14,600 ft (4,450 meters). Once you’ve had your fill of these views, you’ll start your descent into the town of Patacancha.
The trail passes through several different weaving communities. You’ll learn about the local lifestyle, and have time to take a look at their exquisite handicrafts.
From Patacancha, we’ll take a 30-minute ride by local bus to Huallata, where we’ll continue walking another 45 minutes to the Pumamarka campsite.
DAY 3 PUMAMARKA TO AGUAS CALIENTES
We’ll enjoy one last early-morning breakfast on the trail before we head out and visit the archeological site of Pumamarka, or “Puma Town.” We’ll descend through a scenic valley, taking time to appreciate the surrounding snow-capped mountains.
By afternoon, we’ll reach the town of Ollantaytambo in the heart of fertile Sacred Valley, where we’ll spend some time exploring the town’s impressive archeological site. In the evening, we’ll take the train to Aguas Calientes, the town nearest to Machu Picchu, where you’ll have the evening to spend at your leisure.
Hike the famed Huayna Picchu, the iconic peak overlooking the Machu Picchu ruins. This hike is steep and takes about 3 hours round trip, but the views are undoubtedly worthwhile. Please let us know if you’d like to add this to your itinerary.
INCLUSIONS & EXCLUSIONS
- Private transportation
- Professional tour guide
- Lunch buffet
- Entrance fee
- All transfers
- Gratuities for your guide
What you’ll need to bring and carry
- A backpack with a change of clothes for the whole period of the trek
- Rain jacket or poncho (plastic ponchos can be purchased in Cusco)
- Strong footwear, ideally trekking or sport shoes
- Warm clothes, including jacket, fleece and sweaters
- Flashlight and batteries
- Camera, films and batteries (batteries consume more quickly under cold conditions)
- Hat or cap to protect you from the sun, rain or cold
- Sun block
- Insect repellent
- Toilet paper
- Snacks: biscuits, energy bars, chocolate, etc.
- Water bottle and sterilizing tablets (ie. Micropur)
- Small towel
- Swimsuit (if you intend to go to the hot springs)
- Optional: walking sticks or poles.
Machu Picchu Facts during the time since Machu Picchu Peru was discovered scientifically by Hiram Bingham the world witness the discovery of one of the most amazing Inca citadel named Machu Picchu, after many years working to excavate at every single sector we haven’t finish yet. We keep on learning every day about when? How? And who did it, now a days evidences are showing about the amount of people living to build a developed place an royal society and the main reason why Machu Picchu was built located in the most remote area of the Peruvian Andes.
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When to travel to Peru? Considering that Peru is categorized as one of the 17 megadiverse countries on earth, you have a variety of climates and seasons to consider. That being said, you can visit Peru year-round depending on where you would like to visit. However, if you are looking to explore the Amazonian rainforest or traverse through the Andes Mountains, many travelers choose to avoid the rainy season which runs from November to March with its peak between January and February. Visiting from April through October lands you in the generally dry winter season, which is an excellent time to visit Machu Picchu, experience a world-class trek, traverse the exotic Amazon Rain forest not to mention the other amazing destinations Peru has to offer. Speak with a Qosqo Expeditions Designer today to discover the best time for you to experience a luxury tour of Peru.
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