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Sacred Valley Connection to Machu Picchu is one of the most preferred trips from Cusco to Machu Picchu. The two days trip gives an introduction to Inca civilization on the full day Sacred Valley tour before reaching Machu Picchu.
With our local expert, you will have a guided tour of Sacred Valley of Incas. To enhance your Sacred Valley Connection to Machu Picchu experience we also offer lunch in Urubamba. This will be a buffet lunch with options for vegans.
The two days experience is perfect for families and for those wanting to get the most that Sacred Valley and Machu Picchu has to offer in a short time.
We are a fully locally owned tour operator based in Cusco. For this tour, we have dedicated tour experts who have an extensive knowledge about the history of Incas. This will be an informative and fun filled experience.
Cusco Hotel Transfer
We will be picking you up from your hotel in Cusco at 0700 AM. Then in our private transport we will be driving to the Sacred Valley of Incas.
The experience starts with a morning drive to Chincheros. It is a small village. Locals here have preserved their traditions of weaving. Historically, Chinchero was home to the summer palace of Pachacutec.
The archaeological site boasts carefully designed agricultural terraces and aqueducts built by Incas. Most of them are in use even today. There is a white washed church overlooking the valley. This was built by Spanish conquistadors on the remains of the Incas Royal Palace.
We will then drive to Maras Salt Mines. These are geometric shaped puddles nestled on a slope of a hill.
Locals feed these puddles with water from the nearby hot springs. When the water evaporates naturally it leaves behind salt crystals. They scrape them out manually. This is a tradition that is passed down from generation to generation.
Our next stop will be at Moray. The village houses circular farming terraces. These terraces are massive holes dug into the ground. It has different levels.
Each level has a different temperature. There is a difference of 15 degrees from the top to the bottom of the terrace.
The Incas experimented with the growth conditions of crops here. Moray was like an agricultural laboratory to Incas.
Then we will stop in Urubamba for lunch.
We will continue to Ollantaytambo. It is a village that demonstrates the town planning of Incas. The village is sandwiched between two Inca ruins. Our professional guide will give you a detailed tour here.
Then you will be boarding the train to Aguas Calientes train station. It will be a scenic ride. On this journey you will witness the change in the landscape from snow capped Andean peaks to tropical forest.
In Aguas Calientes, we will accommodate you in an ensuite hotel room.
At day break, you will be taking a bus to Machu Picchu. We will assist you in entering the citadel. Our local expert will give you a two hours guided tour of the Inca citadel. On this tour, you will be visiting the remains of Inca royal quarters, temples, ceremonial sites, farming terraces and more.
After the half day tour, you will have some free time to explore the citadel on your own. If you have tickets to climb Huayna Picchu or Machu Picchu mountain our guide will direct you to the respective entrance.
Alternatively you can hike to Sun Gate. This is the way how those on the Inca trail enter the Inca City. It offers a spectacular view of the citadel.
Then you will be taking the bus back to Aguas Calientes town. Here you will have some free time to have lunch if desired. Then you will be boarding the train to Ollantaytambo train station.
Our representative will be meeting you at the train station and will be transferring you back to your hotel in Cusco.