If the Sacred Valley is your first visit to the Cusco area, we suggest the following 4-day itinerary:
Take a tour of the colorful Andean market of Pisac, the Ollantaytambo fortress and the town of Chinchero. Enjoy the buffet lunch at our hotel.
Enjoy our adventure activities, such as river rafting, horseback riding or a trek to the Salt Mines of Maras and the town of Moray.
Take the train to Machu Picchu from Urubamba Station, just 15 minutes from the hotel. This tour will take all day. Lunch is available at a restaurant at the entrance of the citadel. We suggest you spend the night in Cusco city to see its sights on Day 4.
Take a city tour to the Koricancha Temple, Sacsayhuamán Fortress, Kenko, Puca Pucara and Tambomachay ruins, Main Square and the beautiful Cathedral.
Machu Picchu is located 130 kilometers northeast from Cusco City, and is 2,200 meters above sea level. It is one of the world's most outstanding archaeological sites, the most important in South America and the most visited tourist attraction in Peru.
One of the most impressive architectural complexes in the Inca Empire, Ollantaytambo can only be called "Fortress" due to its magnificent walls. It was actually a “tambo” or shelter, located in a strategic place in the Sacred Valley of the Incas. The architectural work as well as the quality of each stone, individually carved, make Ollantaytambo one of the most peculiar and amazing works of art made by the Incas.
The Inca Trail to Machu Picchu is known as the most famous trekking route in South America due to its spectacular views of the impressive landscape and a wide variety of flora and fauna.