02 Day – “Exploring” the Sacred Valley and Machu Picchu

Highlights

02 Day – “Exploring” the Sacred Valley and Machu Picchu

The Sacred Valley and Machu Picchu is ideal for those with limited time but looking to explore the Sacred Valley as much as possible. Accompanied by a professional guide, you will visit a few of the most important ancient sites of Sacred Valley: Chinchero & Textile Center, Salt Mines of Maras, the experimental center of agriculture known as Moray, and visit the Lost City of the Incas, Machu Picchu.

Departures are available any day, all year long. A minimum of 02 people is required to embark in this journey of exploration through these important historical sites.

Itinerary

DAY 1: CUSCO – AGUAS CALIENTES

After hotel pickup in Cusco at around 8am, we will drive to Chinchero to start our The Sacred Valley and Machu Picchu Tour. Our first visit will be to the main square, filled with its well-preserved Inka walls and altars. Our next visit will be to a Textile Center for introduction and learning experience of the art of Andean textiles. Local weavers will guide you through a step-by-step process of the ancient science of Andean weaving as it has been done since long before the Inka.

As we continue on our way to our next site we will pass through lush agricultural fields and small rural communities. Weather permitting, spectacular views of snow-capped peaks line the horizon far into the distance. Our next stop is Moray and its spectacular terraces of concentric rings, which has been proven to be an experimental center for understanding the various climates and temperatures of different crops or agricultural plants, perhaps even used for domestication of different crops. After exploring Moray, we will descend lower in elevation to the salt mines of Maras, an important production center dating back to pre-Inca times. Here there are over 3,000 salt pools carved into the mountain side, filled daily by water seeping from the Earth, what we call the tears of Mother Earth!

In the afternoon, our train will depart from the town of Ollantaytambo to the train station in Machu Picchu. You have the option of visiting local hot springs before retiring to your hotel.

Places visited:

  • Chinchero
  • Textile Center
  • Moray
  • Maras (Salt Mines)

Lodging: Aguas Calientes

Waman Hotel Machupicchu *** o similars

DAY 2: MACHU PICCHU – CUSCO 

We will rise at first light for breakfast, then head to the bus station to take the first buses up to the majestic mountain of Machu Picchu, also known as the “The Crystal City”. We recommend arriving early enough to catch sunrise before receiving a guided tour which last about 2½ hours. If booked in advance, we will arrange for you to climb Machu Picchu or Huayna Picchu Mountain. We will agree on a time to meet in the afternoon in Aguas Calientes to board the train back to Ollantaytambo and then private bus or van back to Cusco and back to your hotel so we have culminated our The Sacred Valley and Machu Picchu Tour.

OPTIONAL:

  • The trek to the peak of Huayna Picchu, a rigorous climb on steep trails with impressive ruins and spectacular views, a round-trip of 2 hours.
  • The trek to Machu Picchu Mountain that has the most spectacular view, but in turn is one of the most overlooked treks in Machu Picchu. Located to the southwest of the citadel of Machu Picchu with a height of 3,050 m (10,007 ft.), This trek offers unparalleled views of the famous Inca sanctuary and also panoramic views of the surrounding mountainous landscape. Difficulty: Moderate to challenging.

What´s Included

INCLUDED:

  • 1 night at 3-star hotel at Waman Hote, La Cabaña Hotell or Similar (based on double occupancy room)
  • 1 Buffet breakfast
  • Sacred Valley tour.
  • Train to Machu Picchu (Round trip) with Inca Rail company or Expedition service with Peru Rail.
  • Entrances to Machu Picchu
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • All private transportation for these 02 day.
  • Professional English Speaking Tour Guide
  • Buses to Machu Picchu (Round trip)

NOT INCLUDED:

  • Entrances fees on day 01 (Sacred Valley Tour): Extra US$25 per person.
  • Huayna Picchu entrance fee :Extra US$35 per person.
  • Upgrade train to the Vistadome:Extra US$ 55 (Round trip) per person.
  • Meal
  • Gratitudes.
  • Extra night in Aguas Calientes
  • Travel Insurance – you are strongly recommended to take out travel insurance for the duration of your trip.

THINGS TO BRING:

  • Original Passport
  • Current University Card (if you are a student and want to qualify for the discount)
  • Waterproof jacket / rain poncho
  • Warm jacket
  • T-shirts
  • Comfortable Trousers
  • Sun hat
  • Sun cream (factor 35 or higher)
  • Insect repellant
  • Personal medication
  • Camera and film

Prices

THIS TOUR RUNS ONLY AS A PRIVATE SERVICE.

****Daily Departure with at least 2 people****

NUMBER OF PAXS PRICE PER PERSON ACTION
*02 people  $ 445.00
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*03 people $  420.00
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*04 people $  385.00
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*05 people $  370.00
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*06 people $ 355.00
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*07  + people $ 345.00
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Discounts:

  • Under 18 years old: US$ 25:00 Please send us a copy of the passport at the booking time.
  • Under 10 years old: US$ 60:00 Please send us a copy of the passport at the booking time.
  • Student Discount (Maximum Age 25 years old): US$ 25:00 Student discounts apply to anyone who has a valid UNIVERSITY STUDENT CARD at the time of the trek or who is 17-years-old or younger. For those using an university student card to receive the discount, we need to see a copy of the card at booking. For those booking children 17-years-old or younger, we need a copy of their passport at booking time. Please send all to info@inkayniperutours.com.  More Information about STUDENT CARD.

Departure Dates & Timetable

  • Daily departures: We pick you up from your hotel 30 minutes before the tour.
  • Timetable: In the morning 08:00 a.m

FAQS?

How to contact Inkayni Peru Tours?

Inkayni works 24 hours per day, in their differents booking forms and free information: by e-mail, by telephone, and by our web page.

Inkayni Peru Tours, will organize all about your trip, hotels, transportation, meals, and others items for give you an amazing trip. If you want to organize your own packages to visit PERU, Inkayni is the only tour operator which give you the alternative to do your own packages and give you options for your hotels and your kind of transportation.

You can book with us with 50% of the cost of your trip, and you will pay the other 50% when you will be in Cusco city with us.

Useful Information
  • Altitude at Machu Picchu – 2400m / 7873ft.
  • Train To Machu Picchu may be booked with either Inca Rail or Peru Rail (prices vary)
  • Weather is divided into 2 Seasons: DRY from May – October & WET November – April.
  • All entrance fees are included.
  • Huayna Picchu mountain is an additional fee and needs to be booked in advance (min. 3 months)
Phone Calls

Public pay phones operated by Telefonica-Peru (www.telefonica.com.pe) or Claro-Perú (www.claro.com.pe)  are available on the street even in small towns. Most pay phones work with phone cards which can be purchased at supermarkets and groceries. Often internet cafes have private phone booths with ¨net-to-phone¨ and ¨net-to-net¨ capabilities (such as skype), where you can talk for pennies or even for free.

When calling Peru from abroad, dial the international access code for the country you are in, then Peru¨s country code (51), then the area code without the 0 and finally, the local number.

When making international calls from Peru, dial the international access code (00), then the country code of where you are calling to, then the area code and finally the local phone number.

In Peru any telephone number beginning with a 9 is a cell-phone number. Numbers beginning with 0800 are often toll-free only when dialed from private phones, not from public pay phones.

Weather

Peru has three main climatic zones: the tropical Amazon jungle to the east, the arid coastal desert to the west, and the Andean mountains and highlands in between. In the Andes, which have altitudes over 3500m. average daily temperatures are around 10°C (50°F) and overnight temperatures can dip will below freezing. Travelers flying straight to Cuzco (3250m), or their hight altitude cities, should allow several days to aclimatize since altitude sickness or soroche can be a problem.

April to November is the dry season in the mountain and Andean Plateau (altiplano). the wetts months are from December to March. It rains al the time in the hot and humit rainforest, but the driest months there are from April from November. However, even during the wettest months from December to March, it rarely rains for more than a few hours at a time. Along the arid coastal strip, the hot summer months are form December throught March.









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