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$135 Tours & Sightseeing

Sacred Valley Tour Including Lunch

Your tour begins with hotel pickup in Cusco between 7:40am and 8:15am. Board a vehicle and drive to the town of Pisaq (approximately an hour) stopping at natural viewpoints along the way where we’ll be able to see the entire Sacred Valley from above.Once in Pisaq, you will drive up to the ruins (2,950m / 9,678ft), where you will see and learn about different aspects of the Incan culture. You will be able to view intricate stone workings and impressive agricultural terraces all over the place. After touring around the ruins, you will get back into the bus and drive down to Pisaq's town center, where there is a unique market that you can visit.At the market you will have free time to walk around and do some shopping to then meet your guide for lunch at a nice local restaurant to enjoy delicious Andean cuisine. After lunch, you will continue driving along the Urubamba River towards the town of Ollantaytambo (2,700m / 8,858ft). Once there, you will visit the ruins of Ollantaytambo, a significant construction built during the pinnacle of the Incan civilization. This is an extraordinary place where you will also see an amazing rock formation representing the Inca god Wiracocha. Afterwards, you'll see the famous ruins of Chinchero.Finally, you will head back to Cusco and be dropped-off at your hotel, arriving at approximately 6:30pm.

$180 Day Trips & Excursions

Sacred Valley Tour: Chinchero, Maras, Moray, Ollantaytambo

On this day trip from Cusco, travel to Peru’s historic Urubamba Valley. Located between Cusco and Machu Picchu, Urubamba Valley is known for its lush scenery, picturesque colonial towns and a magnificent Inca fortress.After pickup from your hotel, your first stop is in the Andean village of Chinchero. Here, you'll take in mountain views, visit the main square and see an ancient church with unique floral and religious interior designs. Next, head off the beaten path to the small town of Maras. This village is known as a former salt-producing center that dates back all the way to colonial times. From there, you'll head to the fascinating display of terraces in Moray, located only about 2 miles (4 km) from Maras. Moray boasts three amphitheater-like terraces made by the Incas. These terraces, which are carved deep into the earth in a bowl shape, were thought to be used to determine the optimal conditions for growing crops. After visiting Moray, take a lunch break at a restaurant in the area. You'll have the option of selecting one of two restaurants, Tunupa or Alhambra. After filling up on delicious food, you'll be ready for the next part of the day trip. Following lunch, continue on your tour to Ollantaytambo, home to a magnificent Inca fortress that you can explore. This historic fortress was where Spanish conquistadors lost a major battle against the Inca Empire. After you visit the fortress, you'll have time to walk around the cobblestone streets of Ollantaytambo before heading back to Cusco.

$545 Multi-day & Extended Tours

Cusco, Machu Picchu, and Sacred Valley 5-Day Tour

Day 1: Cusco Arrival After your pickup from the Alejandro Velasco Astete International Airport, you will be transferred to your hotel. Enjoy the rest of the day at your leisure before beginning a 4-hour city tour listening|walking into history of the Incas (starting at 1:30pm) or wait the panoramic bus for a 2 hours exploration ride in the surrounding of Cusco (starting at 3h00pm). The guided visit are: the Convent of Santo Domingo, Sacsayhuaman, Q’enqo, Pukapukara, and Tambomachay. Return back to the city in the evening. Day 2: Sacred Valley VIP Tour (B)We will start our VIP excursion through the Sacred Valley of the Incas in Chinchero, where we will join a traditional weaving workshop. We will be part of the most remarkable textile handmaking display and see how the locals are working fashion. Then, we continue with a guided tour to the non-traditional Maras Moray circuit, a unique archaeological group that is one of a kind. The gigantic circular depressions in theground surface were believed to be an agriculture investigation centre of the Inca’s but also a vibration complex. Then we drive to the salt mines located 7 km from Moray, pass through a typical Spanish village called Maras. In the afternoon we will visit the village of Ollantaytambo and the Inca Archaeological site which was inhabited 500 years ago and still remains in pretty good state... TWe will return back to Cusco via Pisac, a colonial town were we will find the indigenous and traditional market with hand crafted goods and souvenirs. After exploring town we then head towards the P’isaq RuinsDay 3: Cusco - Aguas Calientes (B)Enjoy an early breakfast in the hotel and then transfer to the train station in Ollantaytambo. You are going to the Machu Picchu!!! After arriving in Aguas Calientes, the day is yours and nearby hot springs can help you relax or maybe you like hiking and would like exploring several small trails in the area?Day 4: Machu Picchu (B)After an early wake-up at 4am, start your one-hour trekking up to Machu Picchu. Meet your guide at the entrance to marvel at the breathtaking sunrise, then continue on a 2-hour guided tour. Afterwards there will be free time to explore the site more in details. For those who reserve in advance a climb to Huayna Picchu is possible (usually at least 1 month in advance), for the rest the Old Mountain will be the way. Make the 1-hour trek up to the mountain of Huayna Picchu and experience beautiful views. Enjoy lunch, before making your way back to Cusco by train from Aguas Calientes.Day 5: Cusco Departure (B)Head to the airport to meet your departing flight after breakfast in the hotel.

$45 Cultural & Theme Tours

Maras, Moray and Salt Flats Day Tour from Cusco with Pickup

In the morning at 8am we will pick you up from your hotel and you will board our transport to drive you by the way of Chinchero on a trip of approx. 50 minutes.Then onto the village of Maras where you will visit their typical streets. You will also have the opportunity of tasting Chicha, a local drink made of corn. Continue on your drive for 30 minutes more and arrive at the archaeological site of Moray, an important agricultural system. Moray was possibly in the Inca times an agricultural research center where experiments were conducted at different heights crop, the arrangement of its platforms produces a variety of micro-climates taking the center of the concentric circular terraces higher temperature and decreasing gradually outward lower temperatures. Here you will stay  for about one hour and then conclude the tour by visiting the salt mines (Salineras) where salt is extracted in artesanal form. The Salt Mines are very famous made up of about 3000 small wells which have been exploited since the Inca times and it was an economic exchange.Return  to Cusco around 1:00-2:00pm.

$510.96 Multi-day & Extended Tours

Cusco Including Machu Picchu 4-Day Tour with Airport Transfer

Begin your adventure around Peru's Sacred Valley of the Incas with a local guide welcoming you as you arrive at Cusco's airport. Get a ride to your hostel, and be ready to explore the city around 1:45 pm. With your English-speaking guide, see Koricancha ,Saqsayhuaman, Qenqo, Pucapucara, and Tambomachay before finishing the day's tour at Cusco's main square.On Day 2, get picked up by your guide at 8:30 am. At  8:45 am set off to Corao, then Pisac, where you'll visit a typical market. In the afternoon, a tour of the fortress and the city of Ollantaytambo is on the itinerary, then you'll see Chinchero on your way back to Cusco. Arrive at Cusco's Recocijo square to conclude the day's activities.On Day 3, get picked up from your hostel in Cusco, take a 90-minute drive to the train station in Ollantaytambo, then enjoy a train ride through the gorgeous Sacred Valley until you arrive in Aguas Calientes. At Aguas Calientes, meet up with your guide and board a bus bound for Machu Picchu. Enjoy a guided tour of Machu Picchu, seeing ancient sites like the Main Plaza, the Circular Tower, and the Sacred Solar Clock. In the afternoon, return to Cusco the same way you departed (by train, then by car), and spend your last night there. The tour concludes on Day 4 when you're driven from your Cusco hostel back to the airport for your return flight to Lima.

$550 Multi-day & Extended Tours

Classic Cusco and Machu Picchhu 4-Day Tour

Day 1: Cusco City TourUpon arrival to Cusco, you'll be transferred to the hotel and have free time to rest and adapt to the altitude. In the afternoon, your city sightseeing tour begins with the Temple of the Sun (Koricancha), and continues with the archeological site of Sacsayhuaman. This enormous place was strategically built on a hill overlooking Cusco and is famous for its carved stones, some of which stand at 30 feet (9 meters) tall and weigh around 350 tons. Day 2: Tour of the Sacred Valley of the Incas Today, take a tour of the Sacred Valley, visiting the archaeological site of Pisac and the colorful Andean market and church. After visiting Pisac, you'll travel past Lamay and Calca, and arrive in Urubamba town for lunch. After having lunch, you will continue with tour visiting Ollantaytambo town, where you will see its typical streets. Finally, you will visit the picturesque Andean village of Chinchero, home to Tupac Inca Yupanqui Palace. Day 3: Machu Picchu Very early in the morning, you'll be picked up from the hotel to take the bus to the train station located in Ollantaytambo. You will take the tourist train to Aguas Calientes which is a 1.5-hour ride. During the journey you will see the Urubamba canyon, Urubamba River, and the snow-capped peaks of the Veronica Mountain. Once you reach Aguas Calientes, you will be contacted by the guide to take the bus and climb the citadel of Machu Picchu which takes about 20 minutes. Then, you will have a guiding visiting around this magical citadel and appreciate the Inca architecture. You will see the main plaza, the circular tower, the sacred sundial (the most important preserved Intihuatana), the royal quarters and more. The time spent at Machu Picchu is 2.5 hours approximately. After the guided visit, you can go back to Aguas Calientes to take the train of back to Cusco.Day 4: End of tourYou'll have breakfast at the hotel and be transferred to the airport.