154 – 6 Day Sacred Valley to Cusco Package Itinerary
Cost Per-Person – $569.00
Child Discount – 0-17 yrs. $20.00
Student Discount – 18 and over with a valid ISIC $20.00
Single Supplement – $255.00
Est. Additional Costs – $209.00*
Day 1 – Arrival in Cusco no later than 12:00 pm**, then you will be picked up in Cusco and transported to Ollantaytambo where you will check into your hotel and have the remainder of the day to explore the town and archaeological site.
Day 2 – Today after breakfast you will be picked up from the main plaza at 9:00 am and will start your journey to Chinchero, this is an Andean weaving community where you will visit a local weaving cooperative and be shown the traditional process of spinning, dying and weaving, after which you will visit the local church and terraces. After Chinchero you will visit the Salt Mines of Maras where salt is believed to have been harvested since pre-Inca times, following which you will visit Moray, which is believed to have been an Inca agricultural lab and offers unique circular terraces. At the end f the day you will return to Ollantaytambo to take your 7:00 pm train to Aguas Calientes, once in Aguas Calientes you will check into your accommodation and have the remainder of the evening to relax and explore the town.
Day 3 – After breakfast you will have two options, start the hike from Aguas Calientes to the Machu Picchu entrance, or proceed to the bus terminal to purchase your bus ticket and then board a bus that will take you to the entrance. Once at the entrance you can Hire a guide or enter the site and explore the ancient citadel on your own. At the end of the day you will have to be at the train station by 5:50 pm to board your 6:20 pm train, the train will take you back to Ollantaytambo where you will check into your hotel for your last night in the Sacred Valley.
Day 4 – After breakfast today you will be picked up in the plaza at 9:00 am to start your journey back to Cusco. Your first stop of the day will be the Inkariy Museum, here you will see exhibits centered around 8 different Peruvian cultures, next will be the archaeological site of Pisac, here you can hire a guide or visit the site on your own. Your last stop before reaching Cusco is the Cochahuasi Animal Sanctuary, here you will see many different Peruvian animals including the Andean Condor. You will finish the day arriving in Cusco and checking into your hotel, after checking into your hotel you will need to visit the tour agency for a short briefing on your tour the next day, after which you will have the remainder of the evening to explore this Inka capital.
Day 5 – Today you will be able to sleep in a bit if you want, or you can explore the city of Cusco, making sure to return to your accommodation by 12:30 pm. You will then be picked up between 12:30 pm and 1:15 pm for the start of your ½ day city tour. During this tour you will visit the main Cathedral and then Qorikancha before taking a bus up to the sites overlooking the City, Saqsaywaman which contains some of the largest stones used in any Inka construction, Q’enqo a funerary center, Pucapucara which was a fort, and Tambomachay which is known as the Inca baths. After your tour you will be dropped off back in Cusco at approximately 6:30 pm
Day 6 – Morning breakfast followed by transfer to the airport or bus station.
* Estimated Additional costs are based on required items and do not include package options.
** Recommended, arriving later than 12:00 pm may not allow you sufficient time to visit the archaeological site of Ollantaytambo, or may cause you to have to miss it entirely
- Ollantaytambo – Tunupa Lodge or Similar
- Aguas Calientes – Sol de Oro Hostal or Similar
- Cusco – Amanecer en el Sol Hotel or Similar
- All transfers and transportation indicated
- 2 nights lodging in Ollantaytambo, 1 night in Aguas Calientes, & 2 nights in Cusco
- Entrance to Machu Picchu
- Meals indicated
- Tour guide on day 5
- All meals not indicated
- Entrance to the Animal Sanctuary
- Entrance to the Inkariy Museum
- Entrance to the Salt mines
- Entry to the Main Cathedral
- Entry to Qorikancha
- Tourist Ticket for entry to sites (other than Machu Picchu)
- Tour Guide on days 1-4
- Huayna Picchu
- Machu Picchu Mountain
- Private Machu Picchu guide
- Shuttle bus from Aguas Calientes to Machu Picchu