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Sacred Valley & Short Inca Trail to Machu Picchu 3 Days

SACRED VALLEY  & SHORT INCA TRAIL TO MACHU PICCHU DAY 1: SACRED VALLEY OF THE INCAS (Pisac + Moray + Maras + Ollantaytambo) We will pick you up at your hotel at 7:30am, with our private van and head towards the Sacred Valley of the Incas, taking the direct route to Pisac.  We stop first at the Mirador of Taray to enjoy a classic view of the Urubamba valley and its traditional farming villages. You will see how the agriculture in the Sacred Valley has changed little in the past five hundred years. Onward, we drive to the archeological site of Pisac, where you can see the biggest Inca cemetery with more than 2,000 tombs. There, we can admire the incredible farming terraces carved into the mountain, explore the Inca tunnel and the religious area of this important citadel. Here, we will spend about 2 hours, exploring the Inca city. Then, we head down to the colorful market of Pisac, spend about 20 minutes visiting it and then drive to Urubamba for lunch. With timeless charm, we visit the archeological site of Moray also known as “The Greenhouse of the Incas” a deep bowl of architectural wonder. Levels of terraces are carved into a huge bowl, which was excavated by the Incas. The terraces have varied microclimates depending on how deep into the bowl they are placed.  Archeologists believe that they were used by the Incas to discover the optimal growing conditions for their crops. Continuing on our journey to the colonial town of Maras, we look down onto the pre-Inca salt “mines” called salineras in…

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Lake Titicaca Tour-3 Days / 2 Nights 3 Days

DAY 1: CUSCO – ANDAHUAYLILLAS – RACCHI – LA RAYA – PUNO We pick you up at your hotel at 6.30am to take you to the bus station (Inca Express or First Class). Both companies provide royal class service with an English-speaking tour guide, and a waiter who is ready to assist you with hot, and cold drinks on board. During the trip, you will stop to visit some Inca ruins, museums and the Andahuaylillas Church, which is considered to be the Sistine Chapel of South America because of its amazing frescos. Then, we stop at the Racchi Inca ruins, which used to be a religious and resting place for Inca travelers. The next visit is at La Raya, the border between Cusco and Puno, where the most traditional animals of Peru can be seen, llamas and alpacas. In Pucara, we will visit a museum where it is possible to see some pre-Inca remains. Finally, by 5:30 pm we arrive in Puno, where our representative will pick you up to take you to your hotel. Meal included: Breakfast at your hotel –  Lunch 3* Accommodations: Casa Andina Classic Puno or  Tierra Viva Puno 4* Accommodations: Casa Andina Private Collection or Sonesta Puno DAY 2:  PUNO – UROS ISLANDS – TAQUILE ISLAND – PUNO After having breakfast in your hotel, the tour leader will pick you up to take you to the port of Puno. There, you will embark on a 30-minute boat ride until arriving at the floating islands. You will…

Ticket to Machu Picchu Online

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Lake Titicaca Tour-4 Days / 3 Nights 4 Days

DAY 1: CUSCO – ANDAHUAYLILLAS – RACCHI – LA RAYA – PUNO We pick you up at your hotel at 6.30am to take you to the bus station (Inca Express or First Class). Both companies provide royal class service with an English-speaking tour guide, and a waiter who is ready to assist you with hot, and cold drinks on board. During the trip, you will stop to visit some Inca ruins, museums and the Andahuaylillas Church, which is considered to be the Sistine Chapel of South America because of its amazing frescos. Then, we stop at the Racchi Inca ruins, which used to be a religious and resting place for Inca travelers. The next visit is at La Raya, the border between Cusco and Puno, where the most traditional animals of Peru can be seen, llamas and alpacas. In Pucara, we will visit a museum where it is possible to see some pre-Inca remains. Finally, by 5.30 pm we arrive in Puno, where our representative will pick you up to take you to your hotel. Meal: Breakfast –  Lunch 3* Accommodations: Casa Andina Classic Puno or  Tierra Viva Puno 4* Accommodations: Casa Andina Private Collection or Sonesta Puno DAY 2:  PUNO – UROS ISLANDS – AMANTANI ISLAND After having breakfast in your hotel, the tour leader will pick you up to take you to the port of Puno. There, you will embark on a 30-minute boat ride until arriving at the floating islands. You will be welcomed by the locals, who will…

Machu Picchu and Peru Tour Packages

Customized Tour Packages to Peru & Machu Picchu

Boutique travel to Machu Picchu and alternative locations, including luxury and all-inclusive tour and trek packages, might not hit all the highlights that you’ve dreamed about. If you encounter this challenge, consider booking a customized tour package. When you work with a tour operator who will work with you to customize the adventure of your dreams, you can rest assured that your trip will be everything you imagined it could be. Options for Customizing Your Peru & Machu Picchu Tour Package The popular Machu Picchu travel options include treks up the Inca Trail to the Citadel and traditional (non-hiking) tours. Most travelers use Cusco as a launching point, and many choose to include the Sacred Valley as a part of their adventure. That said, you have a virtually endless supply of other locations to visit, including Salkantay, Lares, Huchuy Qosqo, Choquequirao, Ausangate and Rainbow Mountain. Choquequirao, for example, is home to a truly magnificent archaeological site. You might prefer to add a stop there and take a private tour of the palaces, temple and ritual water fountains. Or perhaps you would prefer to trek from Lares to Machu Picchu, allowing you to meet indigenous peoples in the remote villages along the way. Designing Your Custom Machu Picchu & Peru Itinerary Virtually all of southern Peru and the areas surrounding Machu Picchu offer an unbelievable combination of culture, scenery, history and ecological diversity. So much so, in fact, that you may struggle to decide what you want to include in your…

Machu Picchu Inca Trail 2020

4-Day Inca Trail to Machu Picchu in 2021

If you’re thinking about the 4 day Inca Trail to Machu Picchu in 2020, you don’t have too much time left to plan and book your tour. This magical adventure is the most popular hike of South America, allowing you to walk in the footsteps of the Incas on a trail that dates back almost a millennium. This scenic hike leads directly through the Sun Gate and into the legendary seat of the Incan Empire, the majestic Machu Picchu Citadel. A 4-day trek on the Classic Inca Trail provides the most immersive experience and a sense of accomplishment that almost defies description. However, unless you research your options and choose the right tour company for your adventure, you could miss out on some of the most significant experiences of the trek. Highlights of a 4 Day Inca Trail to Machu Picchu Trek The archaeological treasures and ecological diversity of the Inca Trail are unparalleled in the world. On your adventure, you will experience ten different ecological zones, ranging from tropical forests to glacial peaks. The Machu Picchu historical sanctuary is home to more than 200 different species of orchids and more than 450 bird species. In addition to dozens of archaeological sites, the area is crisscrossed with ancient Incan travel routes and majestic rivers. Along the way, you will have the opportunity to camp in small villages that you would otherwise never have the chance to experience. You will gaze out over life-changing views of snow-capped mountain peaks, canyons and…

Machu Picchu access restrictions

Your Guide to the New Machu Picchu Visitor Rules & Restrictions

In January of 2019, new visitation rules and restrictions were put into place for visiting the Machu Picchu archaeological ruins as well as Machu Picchu Mountain and Huayna Picchu Mountain. These restrictions have caused substantial confusion throughout the Peruvian tourism industry and left many travelers unable to see the remarkable sights they came to visit. Understanding the reasons for the new rules makes them easier to tolerate but, unless you have a knowledgeable tour guide or tour operator to explain the rules and accompany you to the site, you may not have the experience you were expecting. Why New Rules for Machu Picchu Visitors? In 1983, UNESCO recognized Machu Picchu as a World Heritage Site, calling it “the most amazing urban creation of the Inca Empire.” Since the early 1900s, visitors from around the world have trekked to this astounding site in large numbers. In 2017 alone, almost 1.5 million people visited this culturally and environmentally significant site. The constant volume of visitors has, over time, begun to significantly degrade the site, causing concern about its future. The new restrictions are designed to reduce the detrimental effects of tourism on Machu Picchu while still providing reasonable access to this in-demand destination. How Do the New Rules Affect My Trip to Machu Picchu? Today, visitors are allowed only four hours at the archeological ruins (citadel) and at Machu Picchu and Huayna Picchu mountains. Visitors must be accompanied by a tour guide. A limited number of tickets is available each day and…

Local Machu Picchu tour agency

Taking a Tour to Machu Picchu? Use a Local Peruvian Tour Company

If you’re planning or trek or tour to Machu Picchu, choosing a local Peruvian tour agency can make a substantial difference in the success of your trip. This trip is life-changing for virtually everyone who visits but, when you experience these wonders through the eyes of a local guide, you won’t believe how much richer the adventure becomes. Not only do local Peruvian tour operators have invaluable insight but they also give back to their community and take exceptional care of this sensitive environment. And, with new Machu Picchu entrance restrictions and schedules in place, you risk missing out if your tour guide isn’t up to speed with these new protocols. Peruvian Tour Operators Provide Authenticity & an Insider’s View Anyone can lead a tour or trek but, when your guides are local, you enjoy a more authentic adventure. Seeing the sights through a local’s eyes is an experience you will never forget. Local tour operators and guides know how and where to take their clients off the beaten path and, whenever possible, they are willing to be flexible to provide a truly customized experience. Larger tour companies simply aren’t willing or able to accommodate those requests or stray from the usual script. Local Machu Picchu Trekking Companies Give Back to the Community When you choose a locally owned and operated Peruvian tour operator, you can rest assured that your dollars will stay in the community and benefit its residents. Rather than take advantage of inexpensive local labor, as many…

Short inca trail to machu picchu 2020 2 Days

DAY 1: CUSCO – KM 104 – WIÑAY HUAYNA – SUN GATE – MACHU PICCHU With a compacted 2 days of excitement ahead, we will pick you up from your hotel at 4:00am and drive you towards the Ollantaytambo train station.  After an hour and ten minutes scenic train ride (Expedition Service) to KM 104 ( 2,100m/6,927ft), we arrive at the beginning of our trek. At this point, we begin a moderate climb for three hours towards the chiseled remnants and remote archaeological site of Wiñay huayna, (2,650m/8,747 ft).  Enjoy the spectacular plunging views of the Urubamba Canyon and the ethnic wonders of the ancient Inca sites, as you embrace them with an open mind and heart as your connection with the ancient Inca Trail begins.  After being at one with this beautiful sight, we will continue onward towards the Sun Gate. (2,730m/9,007ft) Following the ancient remote footpath, we will get our first spectacular view of Machu Picchu Citadel in all its brilliance and majesty. As we move closer towards the citadel of Machu Picchu, you will feel a mystical presence.  Then, we will take our bus towards Aguas Calientes, where you will spend the night in our hotel. Meals: Box Lunch & Dinner Accommodation: Inti Punku Hotel or Wiracocha Inn Difficulty: Moderate DAY 2: AGUAS CALIENTES – MACHU PICCHU – CUSCO Today, you will get to explore Machu Picchu citadel and experience its magical presence by taking the first bus at 5:30AM to this archeological site. Upon arrival, you will get to see the sunrise over the entire complex. Take your time, making sure…

Four Lagoons circuit 2D/1N 2 Days

Day 1: 4 Lagoons – Pampamarca (Canoeing, kayaking, mountain biking) We start our day with a super early hotel pick up. We will then drive towards the province of Acomayo towards our first lagoon – Pomacanchi.  This lagoon is known for its vary of native marine life. Next, we bike toward the second lagoon (20km – flat) – Acopia.  This lagoon is known for its unique bird life such as Flamingos, Andean Ibis, Seagulls, among other birds. We will have lunch and camp by lagoon of Pampamarca. By the late afternoon, we will enjoy Canoeing and kayaking. Finally, we will enjoy our dinner.  Accommodation: Campsite for the night Day 2: Inca Bridge of Qeswachaka, Palcoyo and Rainbow Mountain After an early delicious breakfast, we drive for 35 minutes to the town of Quewe, where the ancient Inca rope bridge is located. After having time to enjoy it and crossing the bridge, you will feel a great emotion overcome you.  You will also enjoy views to the Apurimac river. Then, will be go back to our campsite for early lunch. Afterwards, we will drive towards the trailhead at Palcoyo, which is about 1.3 hours. We will take a small break and then take a short, gradual uphill walk (30-45 minutes) towards Palcoyo Pass (5000m/16,400ft). Here, you will have spectacular panoramic views of Rainbow Mountain and Palcoyo peaks as well as the highest mountain in the Cusco region (Ausangate). We will spend 1 hour at the pass taking pictures, having a snack…

Full-Day Qeswachaka Inca Rope Bridge Tour 1 Days

Our day will begin with hotel pickup at 4am or 5am in the morning, we will drive towards the province of Acomayo. Once there, we will drive around the 4 different lakes and visit each one. The lakes are: Pomacanchi, Acopia, Asnaqocha, and Pampamarca. You will able available to observe the local flora and fauna of each lake. After we visit theses lakes, we will continue towards the province of Canas. This is the stop to visit the famous Inca rope bridge, Qeswachaka (3,700m/12,139ft). The bridge itself is 33 meters long and1.20 meters wide. Every June, the local communities work together to rebuild this bridge by hand using the local ichu grass. You will get the amazing opportunity to cross this bridge and take pictures.  It is quite an unforgettable experience!  Once we are done with this tour, we will head back to Cusco and drop you off at your hotel. WHAT IS INCLUDED FOR QESWACHAKA INCA ROPE BRIDGE TOUR? Private transportation (SAM Travel Peru private van) English speaking guide A chef who will cook your breakfast and lunch First aid Kit and Oxygen WHAT IS NOT INCLUDED FOR QESWACHAKA INCA ROPE BRIDGE TOUR? Entrance fee to Qeswachaka Bridge (10 Soles) The Qeswachaka Inca Rope Bridge Tour its available on any date that its best for you as long as we have a minimum of 2 people for running it. GROUP PRICE -$150 USD per person PRIVATE SERVICE-$180 USD per person Your briefing will take place the night before your…

Salkantay Trek to Machu Picchu 4D/3N 4 Days

Day 1: Cusco – Soraypampa – Apacheta Pass – Salkantay Lake – Huayracmachay We will collect you at 4:30am from your hotel lobby and drive for 3 hours in our private van to the Soraypampa trailhead. As we travel through curvy roads in the Andes, there are views of the villages of Iscuchaca and Limatambo, the surrounding valleys and the famous spectacular snowcapped Salkantay Mountain. At the trailhead (Soraypampa), we have our breakfast while enjoying the views of the Humantay (5,900m/ 19,356ft) and Salkantay (6,217m/ 20,396ft) Mountain glaciers. We gradually climb through Andean valley landscapes before arriving at Sorococcha (4,400m / 14,517ft) for lunch. Onwards and upwards for one more hour, we reach Apacheta Pass (4,650m / 15,367ft). We are breathless with the most spectacular views of snowcapped mountains such as Salkantay(6,277m / 20,717ft), Humantay, Huayanay, spectacular rivers of whitewater, and small scenic lakes. A short 35-minute hike takes us to the turquoise Salkantay Lake. After lunch, we have a one hour zig-zag uphill hike by switchback and arrive at our first campsite at Soroccocha located at the foot of the great Salkantay Mountain. Then, you can relax with a coffee or hot chocolate while enjoying the amazing views. Meals: Lunch – Afternoon Tea Time – Dinner Accommodation: Camping facilities with large 4 person Tents for every 2 people for space and comfort Distance: 14kms / 8.7 miles Difficulty: Challenging Day 2: Huayracmachay – Chaullay – la Playa After a scrumptious breakfast, we descend for 3 hours toward the rural community of Chayllayand.  Along the way, you will enjoy the refreshing lush green valleys and spectacular waterfalls. After lunch, we walk for 5 hours through the beginning of the Peruvian cloud forest, enjoying fruit bearing trees and varied flora and birds. Enjoy the view of undulating hills of coffee, cacao and fruit…

Wilderness Salkantay Trek + Short Inca Trail-5 days 5 Days

Day 1 – CUSCO – SORAYPAMPA – HUMANTAY LAGOON – SALKANTAY PAMPA – PAMPA JAPONESA We will pick you up from your hotel in Cusco at 4:00 am in our private transportation. We begin our adventure in the direction of Mollepata which we pass on our 3 hour van trip to the trailhead at Soraypampa (3800m/12,467ft). When we arrive at Soraypampa, you will enjoy a hot breakfast prepared by our trail chef. After breakfast, you give your duffel bags to our horsemen  and get ready to begin your trekking adventure on the Salkantay trek by hiking up to Humantay Lagoon. This hike takes about 1.5 hours and will take you to the base of Humantay Mountain where you get to take in the beautiful, crystalline blue waters of the Humantay Lagoon. After time to be mesmerized by the beauty of such an incredible creation of nature, you will begin hiking back down to the starting point to continue with your trek to where you will enjoy a hot lunch. This return hike takes about 2 hours as you descend to Salkantaypampa at (3900m/12,795ft) arriving at about 1 p.m. Salkantaypampa is located on the base of the Salkantay glacier mountain and has some incredible views of the Salkantay Mountain. After lunch you will gradually hike uphill for around 3 hours to the campsite of Pampa Japonesa at (4,250m/13,943ft). There you get to sleep under the unforgettable star filled night sky at the base of the majestic Salkantay Mountain. Walking distance: 14km Trail…

Sacred Valley, Short Inca Trail, Rainbow Mountain 4 Days

SACRED VALLEY  & SHORT INCA TRAIL TO MACHU PICCHU & RAINBOW MOUNTAIN DAY 1: SACRED VALLEY OF THE INCAS (Pisac + Moray + Salt mines + Ollantaytambo) We will pick you up at your hotel at 7:30am, with our private van and head towards the Sacred Valley of the Incas, taking the direct route to Pisac.  We stop first at the Mirador of Taray to enjoy a classic view of the Urubamba valley and its traditional farming villages. You will see how the agriculture in the Sacred Valley has changed little in the past five hundred years. Onward, we drive to the archaeological site of Pisac, where you can see the biggest Inca cemetery with more than 2,000 tombs. There, we can admire the incredible farming terraces carved into the mountain, explore the Inca tunnel and the religious area of this important citadel. Here, we will spend about 2 hours, exploring the Inca city. Then, we head down to the colorful market of Pisac, spend about 20 minutes visiting it and then drive to Urubamba for lunch. With timeless charm, we visit the archeological site of Moray also known as “The Greenhouse of the Incas” a deep bowl of architectural wonder. Levels of terraces are carved into a huge bowl, which was excavated by the Incas. The terraces have varied microclimates depending on how deep into the bowl they are placed.  Archeologists believe that they were used by the Incas to discover the optimal growing conditions for their crops. Continuing on our journey to the colonial town of Maras, we look down onto the pre-Inca salt “mines” called Salineras in Spanish. Thousands of saltpans have been…

Short Inca Trail + Rainbow Mountain Tour

SHORT INCA TRAIL + RAINBOW MOUNTAIN For the complete tour package that gives you everything your heart desires; Cusco, the capital of the Inca empire, Sacred Valley with all of its treasures to discovery and archeological sites, and the Short Inca Trail with Machu Picchu, and the New Rainbow Mountain Trek at the end of your journey, this adventure hiking package is the best choice possible. Cusco or Qosqo in quechua, was the capital of the Inca empire called Tawantinsuyo. The streets of the city are over flowing with our country’s history. One can observe the different stages of the evolution from ancient times until the Conquest and its consequences. There are endless archeological sites to visit, grand cathedrals everywhere, museums, and lots of shops to explore.  Tucked under the tawny skirts of formidable foothills about 15kms/9.3 miles north of Cusco as the condor flies, via a narrow road and hairpin turns, the Sacred Valley holds its head high. The valley has long been the home of attractive colonial towns, isolated weaving villages, handicraft markets and lofty 10th and 11th century Inca Citadels of Pisac, Ollyantaytambo and Urubumba. The Inca Trail to Machu Picchu is a stunning cultural show of Inca ruins, exotic side by side mountains, primitive lush vegetation and extraordinary ecological varieties. The trail goes through the National Park and enters through the Sun Gate with unforgettable views of Machu Picchu, through cloud pitted forest and finally into subtropical vegetation.  Upon arriving to Machu Picchu, you will get a private guided tour, visiting all the hidden corners of the Inca monument.  Take your time exploring the magestic Machu Picchu, the Incan ruins  rich in history of…

Tour to Machu Picchu by Vistadome Train 2 Days

2 Day Tour Machu Picchu We wake up early to begin the big adventure, we have ahead of us and we have all been waiting for. We pick you up from your hotel at 6:35am and then, drive for 25 minutes in our private van to the Poroy Train Station departing at 7:35am. Voyage through the alpine meadows lying amongst the various colorful mountain peaks, the beautiful valleys, the Inca farming terraces built by hand in the form of amphitheaters, snowcapped mountains and sub-tropical jungle along the way to Aguas Calientes – the town at the base of Machu Picchu. Our English-speaking guide will be waiting for us at the Aguas Calientes train station when we arrive at 10:52 am. We will have a little time to grab a sandwich or something for lunch before heading up the zig-zagging hill toMachu Picchu on the 30-minute shuttle bus (2,040m/7,907ft). We will have a 2.5 hour guided tour learning about the secrets which lie within as well as the ancient history of Machu Picchu. Then, we will have free time to explore on our own or hike to the Sun Gate. We then return to Aguas Calientes to catch the early eveningVistadome train (4:43 pm or5:23 pm train) to Poroy, 25 minutes from your Hotel in Cusco, where we will meet our private vehicle and driver to take you back to your hotel in Cusco, arriving between 9:00 pm and 10:00 pm.   Meals: Snack and Hot Drinks on the Train. ***Please Note: The Vistadome Train only departs and returns to and from Ollantaytambo Train Station in the Sacred Valley during Rainy Season (January – April). Orange Nation provides private transfers to and…

Cusco, Sacred Valley, Short Inca Trail Adventure Package 5 Days

DAY 1: CUSCO CITY TOUR Upon your arrival to the cosmopolitan capital of Cusco, you will be greeted by our representative and transferred to your hotel. There, you will receive a short briefing and be given the morning to acclimatize.  In the afternoon, we will introduce you to the Imperial City of Cusco. Cusco’s history lives in its streets, squares, valleys and towns. You will find stunning destinations and examples of fine engineering by Inca stonemasons and living examples of the mix of Andean and Spanish culture. Continuing our journey, we visit the Santo Domingo Convent built over the Koricancha, as well as the ancient Inca Palace, the main worship center of the Sun God. Our discoveries continue at the unmatched and mesmerizing archaeological site of Sacsayhuaman and its military Inca architecture, which dominates the city. Finally, you are introduced to the contrasts of the indigenous ancient sites of Qenqo, Pucapucara and Tambomachay, located in the north east of the city. We then head back to your hotel in Cusco by early evening. 3* Accommodation: Maytaq Wasin or Waman Hotels 4* Accommodation: Costa del Sol Ramada, Casa Andina Private Collection or Novotel Hotels DAY 2: SACRED VALLEY OF THE INCAS (Pisac + Moray + Salt mines + Ollantaytambo) We will pick you up at your hotel at 7:30am, with our private van and head towards the Sacred Valley of the Incas, taking the direct route to Pisac.  We stop first at the Mirador of Taray to enjoy a classic view of the Urubamba valley and its traditional farming villages. You will see how the agriculture in the…

Cusco, Short Inca Trail & Lake Titicaca Tour 8 Days

DAY 1: CUSCO CITY TOUR Upon your arrival in Cusco, you will be welcomed by our representative and transferred to your hotel. There, you will receive a short briefing with the rest of the morning being at your leisure to rest and acclimatize. We will pick you up from your hotel in the afternoon and start to visit the Imperial Cusco City, a living example of the mix of Andean and Spanish cultures.  Continuing our journey visiting the Santo Domingo Convent built over the Koricancha, as well as the ancient Inca Palace and the main worship center of the Sun God. You will have time to enjoy these beautiful sights; proceeding to visit the archaeological site of Sacsayhuaman with its military Inca architecture, which dominates the city. Finally, we go to the north east of the city to the archaeological sites of Qenqo, Pucapucara and Tambomachay. Afterwards we take you back to your hotel in early evening to rest and then you can enjoy Cusco by night in one of the many terrific restaurants surrounding the Main Square of the Plaza de Armas. 3* Accommodations: Maytaq Wasin or Waman Hotels 4* Accommodations: Costa del Sol Ramada, Casa Andina Private Collections & Novotel DAY 2:CUSCO- PISAC – MORAY- SALT MINES- OLLANTAYTAMBO We will pick you up at your hotel at 7:30am, with our private van and head towards the Sacred Valley of the Incas, taking the direct route to Pisac.  We stop first at the Mirador of Taray to enjoy a classic view of the Urubamba valley and its traditional farming villages. You will see how…

Tour Cusco to Machu Picchu & Lake Titicaca 5 Days

DAY 1: CUSCO  CITY TOUR Upon your arrival to Cusco, you will be greeted by our representative and transferred to your hotel. There you will receive a short briefing and have the remainder of the morning to acclimatize.  In the afternoon at 1pm, we will introduce you to the Imperial City of Cusco, a living example of the mix of Andean and Spanish culture. Continuing your journey, you will visit the Santo Domingo Convent built over the Koricancha, as well as the ancient Inca Palace and the main worship center of the Sun God. Our tour continues to the unmatched and mesmerizing archaeological site of Sacsayhuaman and its military Inca Architecture, which dominates the city. Finally, we explore the archaeological sites of Qenqo, Puca Pucará and Tambomachay, located in the north east of the city. We will head back to your hotel in Cusco by early evening. 3* Accommodations: Waman Qoricancha or Maytaq  Wasin Hotel 4* Accommodations: Costa del Sol Ramada or Casa Andina Premium DAY 2: CUSCO – PISAC – MORAY – MARAS – OLLANTAYTAMBO – AGUAS CALIENTES We will pick you up at your hotel at 7:30am, with our private van and head towards the Sacred Valley of the Incas, taking the direct route to Pisac.  We stop first at the Mirador of Taray to enjoy a classic view of the Urubamba valley and its traditional farming villages. You will see how the agriculture in the Sacred Valley has changed little in the past five hundred years. Onward, we drive to the archaeological site of Pisac, where you…

Cusco City Tour

Sacsayhuayman & Pisac Day Tour

PLACES YOU VISIT IN OUR SACSAYHUAMAN & PISAC TOUR Sacsayhuaman Pisac Ruins Pisac Market Lunch in Pisac Qenqo Pukapukara Tambomachay Return to Cusco 4 or 5pm We will pick you up from your hotel at 8am in our private van to start our journey towards Sacred Valley in the direction of the Large White Christ at the top of the hill, called Cristo Blanco (White Christ) that shines 24 hours a day over Cusco. There, we start our tour at the famous archaeological site of Sacsayhuaman, with its impressive Inca architecture, which dominates the city. Finally, we explore the archaeological sites of Q’enqo, Pucapucara and Tambomachay, which are located in the northeast section of Cusco on the way to the Sacred Valley. On our way, to Pisac, we stop to enjoy the mirador of Taray to enjoy a classic view of the Urubamba valley with crops dressing the mountains like a carpet. Onward, we drive to the archaeological site of Pisac, one of the finest remaining Inca archeological sites in the country. There, we explore the Inca tunnel and the Sacred Temple Complex constructed from exquisitely carved pink granite of this important citadel. You will explore one of the biggest Inca cemeteries with more than 2,000 tombs and admire the incredible farming terraces carved into the mountain. Here, we will spend more than 2 hours, exploring this Inca city. Then, we head towards the colorful market of Pisac, that is famous for its being the largest pre-Columbian style handicraft and textile market within the region of Cusco. At this colorful Inca market , you will be able to appreciate a mixture of…

Sacred Valley To Machu Picchu Adventure 3 Days

DAY 1: CUSCO – PISAC – MORAY – SALT MINE – OLLANTAYTAMBO – AGUAS CALIENTES We will pick you up at your hotel at 7:30am, with our private van and head towards the Sacred Valley of the Incas, taking the direct route to Pisac.  We stop first at the Mirador of Taray to enjoy a classic view of the Urubamba valley and its traditional farming villages. You will see how the agriculture in the Sacred Valley has changed little in the past five hundred years. Onward, we drive to the archaeological site of Pisac, where you can see the biggest Inca cemetery with more than 2,000 tombs. There, we can admire the incredible farming terraces carved into the mountain, explore the Inca tunnel and the religious area of this important citadel. Here, we will spend about 2 hours, exploring the Inca city. Then, we head down to the colorful market of Pisac, spend about 20 minutes visiting it and then drive to Urubamba for lunch. With timeless charm, we visit the archeological site of Moray also known as “The Greenhouse of the Incas” a deep bowl of architectural wonder. Levels of terraces are carved into a huge bowl, which was excavated by the Incas. The terraces have varied microclimates depending on how deep into the bowl they are placed.  Archeologists believe that they were used by the Incas to discover the optimal growing conditions for their crops. Continuing on our journey to the colonial town of Maras, we look down onto the pre-Inca salt mine. Thousands of saltpans have been passed down through countless generations and used for salt extraction since before Inca times. A hot spring…

Cusco to Machu Picchu 3 Days

DAY 1: CUSCO CITY TOUR – SACSAYWAMAN – NEARBY RUINS Upon your arrival to Cusco, you will be welcomed by our representative and transferred to your hotel. There, you will receive a short orientation having the rest of the morning at your leisure to rest and acclimatize to the altitude. In the afternoon at 1pm, we will pick you up at your hotel and we will start our visit of the Imperial Cusco City, a living example of the mix of Andean and Spanish cultures. Then, we continue our journey visiting the Santo Domingo Convent built over the Koricancha, as well as the ancient Inca Palace and the main worship center of the Sun God. You will have time to enjoy these beautiful sights; after, we proceed to visit the archaeological site of Sacsayhuaman with its military Inca architecture, which dominates the city. Finally, we go to the archaeological sites of Qenqo, Pucapucara and Tambomachay, located in the north east of the city.  We take you back to your hotel in the early evening. 3* Accommodation: Maytaq Wasin or Waman Hotels 4* Accommodation: Costa del Sol Ramada, Casa Andina Private Collection or Novotel  Hotels Day 2: Cusco to Machu Picchu to Cusco Wake up early to rise to a new day of adventure and mindfulness sharing the day with our majestic Machu Picchu. We pick you up at your hotel 5:40am  or 6:30am. Then, drive in our private van to Poroy-Cusco Train Station to leave at 6.43am Expedition Train or Vistadome 7:35am.  You will travel through the alpine meadows nestled amongst the green brown and white…

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“We, (the students from Patachancha Community) got to go to Machu Picchu for the first time”

In December 9th of 2016, SAM Travel Peru fulfilled the dreams of 22 students,  by taking these students to Machu Picchu.  These students have just finished their high school studies from the very remote Andean Community of Patachancha, an hour uphill outside of Ollantaytamba in the mountains: providing them round trip transportation from their communities to Machupicchu, train and bus round trip, full meals, and guide service in their own language (Quechua the Incas language) with the purpose they can know and restore pride in their culture, history and heritage through experiencing it up close and in person. This kind of educational experience is important to the students and it is a great time for them to enjoy a time together. Please enjoy the experience with them in this video, clicking on the video! [embedyt]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sQLeKypMQJM&width=650&height=366[/embedyt] WHY WE TOOK THESE STUDENTS TO MACHU PICCHU   SAM Travel Peru believes it is extremely important to give, the Native Indigenous People, Los Incas, of the Andean highlands, that live high up in the more isolated mountainous regions around Cusco, the opportunity to see and experience Machu Picchu, Sacred Valley, and Cusco, their ancient descendant’s historical sites in these areas. We are hoping to restore to the people of the indigenous communities, a pride and an understanding of the importance of their history, heritage, and ancient culture.  This is being lost to the people. The people of these communities have been marginalized in some cases by society and may lack basic necessities in their communities…

Inca Trail Trek Private Service 2 Days

DAY 1: CUSCO – KM 104 – WIÑAY WAYNA – SUN GATE – MACHU PICCHU With a compacted 2 days of excitement ahead, we pick you up from your hotel in Cusco by 4:00am or your hotel in Ollantaytambo by 5:30am, and drive you to the train station nearby.  You will have an hour and 20-minute ride by Expedition train to KM 104 (2,100m/6,927ft), where you will begin your trek and show your passport at the first checkpoint. Afterwards, we initiate a moderate climb for three hours to the chiseled remnants and remote archaeological site of Wiñay Wayna (2,650m/8747ft). Your guide will go at your pace answer all of your questions! Remember, the more time you take for this hike, the more time you have on the Inca Trail! Admire the fountains that have been flowing for hundreds of years and gaze down the spectacular, sheer mountainside, plunging down to the Urubamba River. After enjoying the architectural wonder of this ancient Inca site, we merge onto the traditional four day Inca Trail. We have lunch at the Wiñay Wayna campground, then continue onward towards the Sun Gate (2,730m/9,007ft). Following the ancient remote footpath, we finally get our first spectacular view of Machu Picchu in all its brilliance and majestic monumentality. As we move closer to the Citadel of Machu Picchu, you will enjoy views of the enigmatic ruins the whole length of the trail. Then we take our bus to Aguas Calientes, where we spend the night in our hotel. Meals: Box Lunch, Dinner in a restaurant…

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