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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 + 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 mine. Thousands of saltpans…

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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 2020

If you’re thinking about an Inca Trail trek to explore 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 Classic Inca Trail 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 even a cloud…

VALLE SAGRADO A MACHU PICCHU + MONTAÑA ARCOIRIS 3 DÍAS / 2 NOCHES

DÍA 1: PISAC – MORAY – MINAS DE SAL – OLLANTAYTAMBO – AGUAS CALIENTES Lo recogeremos en su hotel a las 7 am, con nuestra camioneta privada y nos dirigiremos hacia el Valle Sagrado de los Incas, tomando la ruta directa a Pisac. Primero nos dirigimos al Santuario de Animales Ccochahuasi, que tiene una variedad de animales peruanos, incluido un Puma peruano, y el gran Cóndor, el ave nacional del Perú. Luego se dirigirá al mirador de Taray para disfrutar de una vista clásica del valle de Urubamba con cultivos que visten las montañas como una alfombra. En adelante, nos dirigimos al sitio arqueológico de Pisac, donde se puede ver el cementerio inca más grande con más de 2000 tumbas. Allí admiramos las increíbles terrazas agrícolas excavadas en la montaña, exploramos el túnel inca y el área religiosa de esta importante ciudadela. Aquí pasaremos más de 2 horas, explorando la ciudad inca. Luego regresamos al colorido mercado de Pisac, pasamos un tiempo visitándolo con todas sus artesanías y tesoros para descubrir y luego conduciremos a Urubamba para almorzar. Con su encanto atemporal, visitamos el sitio arqueológico de Moray, también conocido como “Los invernaderos de los Incas”, un tazón evolutivo de terrazas ecológicas. Las terrazas están talladas en un enorme tazón, que fueron excavados por los incas con fines agrícolas. Las terrazas tienen microclimas variados, dependiendo de la profundidad del recipiente. Se cree que fueron utilizados por los incas para descubrir las condiciones óptimas de crecimiento para sus diferentes cultivos. Ampliando…

VALLE SAGRADO A MACHU PICCHU + MONTAÑA ARCOIRIS 3 DÍAS / 2 NOCHES

DÍA 1: PISAC – MORAY – MINAS DE SAL – OLLANTAYTAMBO – AGUAS CALIENTES Lo recogeremos en su hotel a las 7 am, con nuestra camioneta privada y nos dirigiremos hacia el Valle Sagrado de los Incas, tomando la ruta directa a Pisac. Primero nos dirigimos al Santuario de Animales Ccochahuasi, que tiene una variedad de animales peruanos, incluido un Puma peruano, y el gran Cóndor, el ave nacional del Perú. Luego se dirigirá al mirador de Taray para disfrutar de una vista clásica del valle de Urubamba con cultivos que visten las montañas como una alfombra. En adelante, nos dirigimos al sitio arqueológico de Pisac, donde se puede ver el cementerio inca más grande con más de 2000 tumbas. Allí admiramos las increíbles terrazas agrícolas excavadas en la montaña, exploramos el túnel inca y el área religiosa de esta importante ciudadela. Aquí pasaremos más de 2 horas, explorando la ciudad inca. Luego regresamos al colorido mercado de Pisac, pasamos un tiempo visitándolo con todas sus artesanías y tesoros para descubrir y luego conduciremos a Urubamba para almorzar. Con su encanto atemporal, visitamos el sitio arqueológico de Moray, también conocido como “Los invernaderos de los Incas”, un tazón evolutivo de terrazas ecológicas. Las terrazas están talladas en un enorme tazón, que fueron excavados por los incas con fines agrícolas. Las terrazas tienen microclimas variados, dependiendo de la profundidad del recipiente. Se cree que fueron utilizados por los incas para descubrir las condiciones óptimas de crecimiento para sus diferentes cultivos. Ampliando…

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…

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? 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? Entrance fee to Qeswachaka Bridge (10 Soles) GROUP PRICE -$150 USD per person PRIVATE SERVICE-$180 USD per person WHY CHOOSE SAM TRAVEL SAM Travel Peru is a family owned travel agency and a local tour operator based in Cusco with personal experience over many years of trekking. SAM Travel Peru is a 1oo% Cusquenian Company without any shareholders.  Our dream as a locally based company is to create small personalized tours & treks…

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 3800km. 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 3900km 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 4,250km. 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 first stop at 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, 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 more than 2 hours, exploring the Inca city. Then, we head back 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 Greenhouses of the Incas, an evolutionary bowl of ecological difference. 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.  It is thought they were used by the Incas to discover the optimal growing conditions for their crops. Expanding on our journey to the colonial town of Maras, ascending our hike downhill to the pre-Inca salt mine. Thousands of saltpans have been used for salt extraction since before Inca times. A hot spring at the top of the valley discharges a small stream of heavily salt laden water, which is diverted into saltpans and evaporated to produce a…

Short Inca Trail + Rainbow Mountain

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

MACHU PICCHU 2 DAY TOUR BY VISTADOME TRAIN DAY 1: CUSCO – AGUAS CALIENTES  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 at 6:35am, and then drive in our private van to the Poroy (Cusco) Train Station to leave at 7:35am. Travel through the alpine meadows nestled amongst the green, and white glacier peaks, the intricately formed valleys, layers of handmade Inca farming terraces, ridged snowcapped mountains and sub-tropical jungle near the Amazon from Ollantaytambo. The sacred Vilcanota River will be our companion until your arrival at Aguas Calientes. Your hotel representative will meet you at the train station at 10:52 to transfer you to your hotel.   After settling in your hotel, you can enjoy lunch at your leisure in the numerous restaurants in Aguas Calientes. Please Note  ***In rainy season from Januray through April the train leaves from the  Ollantaytambo Train Station.  You will be picked up at your hotel at 6:45am for the 8:53am train from Ollantaytambo arriving in Aguas Calientes at 10:29am where your hotel representative will meet you. You will have the afternoon free to explore Aguas Calientes, relax in the Hot Springs (10 soles), shop in the handicraft market or go to visit the Butterfly Museum.  You guide will meet you at your hotel at 7pm for your briefing for your trip to Machu Picchu the next day.   Accommodations: Wiracocha Inn Hotel or Andean Terra Hotel DAY 2: AGUAS CALIENTES – MACHU PICCHU – CUSCO Bursting out with excitement on your final surreal day, we…

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. Accommodation: Maytaq Wasin or Waman Hotels 3* Accommodation: Costa del Sol Ramada, Casa Andina Private  Collection or Novotel  Hotels 4* 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 first top at the mirador of Taray to enjoy a classic view of the Urubamba valley with crops dressing the mountains like a carpet. Onward, we…

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. Accommodations: Maytaq Wasin or Waman Hotels 3* Accommodations: Costa del Sol Ramada, Casa Andina Private Collections & Novotel 4* 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 at Ccochawasi Animal Sanctuary to see the native animals like the Condor, Llama, Alpaca and Puma. After this,…

Tour Cusco a 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, Pucapucara and Tambomachay, located in the north east of the city. We will head back to your hotel in Cusco by early evening. Accommodations: Waman Qoricancha  or Maytaq  Wasin Hotel  3* DAY 2: 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…

Cusco City Tour

Sacsayhuayman & Pisac Day Tour

PLACES TO 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 We will pick you up at your hotel at 7:ooam, with our private van and head towards the Sacred Valley of the Incas, taking the direct route to Pisac. We stop at Ccochahuasi Animal Sanctuary to see the native animals like the Condor, Llama, Alpaca and Puma. After this, we drive for 10 minutes up to the mirador of Taray to have a classic view of the Urubamba valley with crops dressing the mountains like a carpet. 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 more than 2 hours, exploring the Inca city. Then, we head back to the colorful market of Pisac, spend some time visiting it and then drive to Urubamba for lunch and then on to the Pre-Inca Salt Mines and then to the archeological site of Moray.  After a time to visit the Salt Mines and Moray, we finish our tour in Ollantaytambo.  We explore the archeological site for 1.5 hours and admire the water fountains, the Sun Temple, the Incahuatana and the impressive storehouses.  Then at 7pm, we will take the Expedition train to Aguas Calientes where we will spend the night in a hotel. Accommodation: Inti Punku Machu Picchu  Hotel 3* Accommodation: El…

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. Accommodation: Maytaq Wasin or Waman Hotels 3* Accommodation: Costa del Sol Ramada, Casa Andina Private  Collection or Novotel  Hotels 4* 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! 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 of…

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 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 in Aguas Calientes Distance: 12 kms/7.5 miles Time: 6hrs…

Inca Trail to Machu Picchu 1 Days

Hike the 1 day Inca Trail Machu Picchu through the Sun Gate & explore Machu Picchu right away ! At 4:00am your guide with our van will pick you up at your hotel in Cusco (4am) or  Ollantaytambo (5:30am) if you wish to start from there. You will travel through Sacred Valley to Ollantaytambo Train Station. (Train leaves at 6:10 am) The Expedition train ride consists of spectacular views in the Sacred Valley of the Incas. It takes a little over an hour to get to KM 104.  At 7:30 – 8:00 am, you and your guide will start hiking through the original Inca till the Sun gate, from where you will have the first amazing view of Machu Picchu. Exact time depends on the group. You will explore amazing Inca cities along the Inca Trail, especially the Wiñay Wayna Inca ruins. You will have lunch after exploring the Wiñay Wayna arecheological site, usually around noon. An hour or so after lunch you will arrive at the Sun Gate where you will get your first view of Machu Picchu! By 14:00 you will start exploring Machu Picchu Citadel. Your guide will explain all the history about this amazing and mysterious Incan city. By late afternoon, enjoy sunset and take the iconic photo of Machu Picchu when it is empty of tourists.  At 5:30 take the bus down to Aguas Calientes, with time for a quick dinner in a restaurant, or to buy a take out dinner to eat on the train….

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