Our transfer staff will pick you up at your hotel in Cusco, so we can start our journey to the Sacred Valley of the Incas, driving along the Urubamba river. We will first visit the archaeological site of Pisac*, which is a complex of terraces, fountains, observatories and a necropolis. We will admire spectacular views of the Sacred Valley, and our local guide will share his knowledge about the Inca history and culture. The Inca site is built on top of a mountain that towers over the small town of Pisac; the views of the countryside are spectacular and the ruins are remarkable. We will then visit the artisanal market of Pisac and continue our journey to Ollantaytambo. The Inca complex of Ollantaytambo* was built to protect the valley from invasions from the rainforest. In the afternoon, we will take the train to Aguas Calientes, the village at the bottom of the Inca citadel of Machu Picchu. We will stay at a hotel in Aguas Calientes.
*NOTE: The entrance tickets for the archeological sites of Pisac and Ollantaytambo are not included and can be purchased for 80.00 Soles per person.
Early in the morning, we will take the shuttle bus up to the Inca citadell of Machu Picchu, the “Lost City of the Incas“. This complex is considered a jewel of the Inca architecture. It is a complete town with different quarters, squares, alleys, buildings, astronomical observatories and terraces. The city was rediscovered on July 24, 1911 by the US researcher Hiram Bingham. We will learn everything about the Inca civilization and interesting facts about this sacred place. After a guided tour, we will have enough time to explore this magical place by ourselves.
For those who have previously selected to climb Huayna Picchu Mountain or Machu Picchu Mountain, you will do so at your designated time (1st group: 6am to 8am, 2nd group: 9am to 11am).
Later, we will catch the shuttle bus down to the village of Aguas Calientes, and have lunch at a local restaurant. We will take our train back to Ollantaytambo, where our transfer staff will pick us up and take us back to our hotel in Cusco.
LOCAL GUIDES & TEAM
TICKETS & BRIEFING
MEALS & ACTIVITIES
Our guide Rubén Zavala was fantastic, always in a great mood, spoke great English and looked after everyone in our group, making sure we were all ok throughout the days. I really cannot recommend him highly enough. Thanks Rubén!
The scenery throughout was amazing, the food was good and I met some great people. 🙂
Amazing company 😀
We had a great time with KB Adventures, our tour guide Elias was amazing, taught us a lot about Quechua language, was very knowledgeable and lots of fun. Really well organised and the campsites are lovely.
We had such a great time wirh KB Adventures! Dorian, our tour guide was very good, he explained a lot and had such a positive energie. Also, everything was pretty good and well-organized! Would definitely recommend KB Adventures. Thank you for everything, especially thanks to Dorian!