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Ollantaytambo Sacred Valley

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Cuzco

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Ruins of Pisac Sacred Valley

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Traditional Peruvian Dress

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Ollantaytambo Sacred Valley

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Cathedral Plaza Lima

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Traditional Parade Cuzco

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Train to Machu Picchu

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Miraflores Lighthouse Lima

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Alpacas

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Ruins of Ollantaytambo Sacred Valley

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Plaza de Armas Cuzco

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Pinkuylluna Archaeological Site Sacred Valley

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Lima at Sunset

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Machu Picchu

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Ollantaytambo Sacred Valley

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Cuzco

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Ruins of Pisac Sacred Valley

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Traditional Peruvian Dress

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Ollantaytambo Sacred Valley

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Cathedral Plaza Lima

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Traditional Parade Cuzco

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Train to Machu Picchu

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Miraflores Lighthouse Lima

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Alpacas

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Ruins of Ollantaytambo Sacred Valley

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Plaza de Armas Cuzco

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Pinkuylluna Archaeological Site Sacred Valley

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Lima at Sunset

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Machu Picchu

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Ollantaytambo Sacred Valley

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Cuzco

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Ruins of Pisac Sacred Valley

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Traditional Peruvian Dress

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Ollantaytambo Sacred Valley

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Cathedral Plaza Lima

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Traditional Parade Cuzco

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Train to Machu Picchu

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Miraflores Lighthouse Lima

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Alpacas

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Ruins of Ollantaytambo Sacred Valley

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Plaza de Armas Cuzco

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Pinkuylluna Archaeological Site Sacred Valley

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Lima at Sunset

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Discover the vibrant culture and fascinating history ofPeruand it's ancient Inca Empire. ExploreLima,the gastronomic capital and sample its iconic ceviche. Uncover the mysteries of theSacred Valleyand the Inca capital ofCuzcobefore exploringMachu Picchu,one of the New Seven Wonders of the Modern World, for an unforgettable bucket-list experience.

9 days trip including flights*

8 days and 7 nights in destination

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Lima

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Lima

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Urubamba

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Urubamba

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Cuzco

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Cuzco

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Lima

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The calendar does not display internal flights, trains or other transportation included in the itinerary.

1st Day: Lima

Arrive inLima, the capital of Peru, situated on the Pacific Coast. Transfer to the hotel*, and spend the rest of the day exploring the city's colonial streets and magical plazas at your leisure. Overnight stay in Lima.

*If your flight arrives in Lima in the early hours of the morning, and you wish to have your room available before 2:00 p.m, you can book early check-in in the next step of the booking process.

2nd Day: Lima

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Breakfastat the hotel.Today, enjoy an informative and interestingcity tour of Lima, including itsHistoric Centreand theSanto Domingo Convent.Start by exploring the districts of Miraflores and San Isidro before heading to the Historic Center.Visit the impressive Convent of Santo Domingo and walk to the Plaza de Armas to admire the exquisite colonial architecture that surrounds it. Stop in theParque del Amor, from where you can take beautiful photos of the Peruvian coastline. Overnight stay in Lima.

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City Tour of Colonial and Modern Lima

3rd Day: Lima - Cuzco - Sacred Valley

Breakfastat the hotel. At the indicated time, transfer to the airport for a flight to Cuzco.Arrive in Cuzco, the former Inca capital, and transfer to the Sacred Valley,on the way stop at Awanakancha (no guide, only driver) and savour the opportunity to explore this living museum, where ancient customs and traditions have been preserved across the centuries. Watch local communities creating beautiful handmade textiles and soak up the beautiful views, unchanged by time. Spend the remainder of the day at your leisure, exploring the lively immaculate scenery of this iconic region. Overnight stay in Sacred Valley.

4th Day: Sacred Valley - Machu Picchu

Breakfastat the hotel. An exciting visit toMachu Picchuawaits you this morning as you set off for the train station to board theExpedition TraintoAguas Calientes,admiring the landscape along the way. Arrive and transfer to the UNESCO World Heritage Site ofMachu Picchu*, a true wonder of the world and one of the New Seven Wonders of the Modern World. Spend some time discovering the ruins and being amazed by the terraces and enjoying a tour of the different sections of the site.Return to Sacred Valley. Arrive and overnight stay in Sacred Valley.

Note:The baggage policy on board the Expedition train is 1 bag or backpack per person weighing a maximum of max. 5kg / 11lb.

* Backpacks or bags taken into Machu Picchu must not exceed 40x35x20cms or have a capacity larger than 20Lts and must not contain single-use plastic bottles or bags. Backpacks or bags that exceed the indicated measurements can be left in storage for approx. $2 per bag.

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Visit to Machu Picchu by Expedition or Voyager Train

Optional

Upgrade: Go and Return 360° train to Aguas Calientes

5th Day: Sacred Valley - Cuzco

Breakfastat the hotel. Set off towards Cuzco, with the opportunity to enjoy the optional Sacred Valley excursion along the way, to experience the best of the region.* Arrive in Cuzco and spend the remainder of the day at your leisure, enjoying the lively plazas at night. Overnight stay in Cuzco.

*Optional Essence of the Sacred Valley Excursion:Visit Chinchero and the PARWA Centre, to appreciate the colourful traditional textiles. Next, visit the church of Chinchero before heading to the Racchi panoramicviewpoint for a fantastic view across the valley. Explore Ollantaytambo and its Inca fortress. Lunch and 'Boleto Turisitco' included granting entrance to the Sacred Valley and surrounding sights.

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The Essence of the Sacred Valley (with lunch and 'Boleto Turisitco')

6th Day: Cuzco

Breakfastat the hotel. Today, set off on a fascinatinghalf-day tour of Cuzco.Begin in the iconic Plaza de Armas, and visit the Cathedral. From here, walk to the Koricancha Temple, an impressive ancient Inca palace, in honour of the Sun God. Today, a Dominican church stands on the site. Finally, visit the lively San Blas neighbourhood, known for its artists, shops and artisan workshops. Spend the remainder of the day at your leisure, soaking up the atmosphere of the city and sampling the local cuisine. Overnight stay in Cuzco.

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Half-Day Cuzco Tour

7th Day: Cuzco - Lima

Breakfastat the hotel.At the indicated time, transfer to the airport for a flight toLima. Arrive, transfer to the hotel and overnight stay in Lima.

8th Day: Lima - Night on board

Breakfastat the hotel. At the indicated time, transfer to the airport for a flight* back to the US.

* If you choose an early morning return flight, you'll enjoy your stay at the hotel until the indicated time of transfer to the airport. The airport transfer will take place the night before the date indicated on the ticket for return flights that depart between 00:00 and 04:00.

9th Day: US

Arrive in the US and end your trip.

Accommodation: 7 Nights

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Day 1 to 3

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*In case the advertised hotels are not available they will be replaced by one of these alternative hotels with the same quality: Arawi Miraflores Express, Casa Andina Standard Benavides, Casa Andina Standard Miraflores Centro, El Tambo Uno, Habitat Hotel, Hotel San Antonio Abad, Ibis Larco Miraflores, Ibis Lima Reducto Miraflores, Los Girasoles, Mercure Ariosto Lima, Tambo Dos de Mayo.

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*In case the advertised hotels are not available they will be replaced by one of these alternative hotels with the same quality: Agustos Urubamba, Amak Valle Sagrado, La Hacienda del Valle, Mabey Urubamba, Villa Urubamba.

Included activities

If you have reduced mobility you can request assistance for these activities by speaking to one of our experts

Included

Included activity for day 2 in Lima

Duration 03:30h Approx. Pick up time: 09:00 Approx

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City Tour of Colonial and Modern Lima

Enjoy an informative and interesting city tour of Lima, including its Historic Centre and the Santo Domingo Convent.

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Included activity for day 4 in Machu Picchu

Duration 01:30h Approx. Pick up time: info at destination

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Visit to Machu Picchu by Expedition or Voyager Train

Visit the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Machu Picchu, a true wonder of the world! Discover these ancient Inca ruins, perched high in the Andes, for a truly unforgettable experience!

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Included activity for day 6 in Cuzco

Duration 03:00h Approx. Pick up time: 14:00 Approx

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Half-Day Cuzco Tour

Begin your tour in the Plaza de Armas and visit the Cathedral, Koricancha Temple and the San Blas Neighborhood.

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Available Activities

Activities are subject to availability. The price for each optional activity will be shown in the next step of the booking process.
If you have reduced mobility you can request assistance for these activities by speaking to one of our experts

Optional

Suggested activity for day 4

Upgrade: Go and Return 360° train to Aguas Calientes

Upgrade to the 360° train to Aguas Calientes which has an open-air observatory wagon with bar and higher and wider panoramic windows.

Optional

Suggested activity for day 5 in Sacred Valley

Duration 08:00h Approx. Pick up time: 07:00 Approx

Physical rating:

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The Essence of the Sacred Valley (with lunch and 'Boleto Turisitco')

Full day excursion to the Sacred Valley including Ollantaytambo, PARWA Traditional Textiles Centre and Chinchero. Lunch and BTCP included.

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  • Departures from main US airports.

  • International flights: US - Lima - US.

  • Internal flights: Lima - Cuzco, Cuzco - Lima.

  • Train Journey from Sacred Valley - Aguas Calientes on board the Expedition Train. *

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  • 7 nights accommodation in Charm category hotels.

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  • 7 Breakfasts.

  • Transfers in air-conditioned vehicles.

  • Visits and entrance fees as indicated in the itinerary with English speaking guide.

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  • All air taxes and fuel surcharge.

*The cancellation policy applicable is according to the Terms and Conditions available and agreed at the time of your purchase

Not included

Drinks, tips and any other services not mentioned in what's included.

*You can choose to upgrade to a different train for this journey in the next step of the booking process.

If you are interested in travelling on a date not included on our departures calendar, please contact our Customer Service Department.

We strongly recommend you consult your healthcare provider regarding the possible effects of altitude sickness.

Warning:Please note that when filling out theHealth Formrequired to enter Peru, in the Nationality section, you must writeEEUU(instead of USA), in order to generate a valid form.

  • Entry requirements

    Passport with at least six months validity. One page required for stamp.

  • Visa

    Free visa on arrival.

  • Currency

    Peruvian Sol.

  • Language

    Spanish.

  • Electricity

    220V, 60 Hz. U.S. style plug. Check the voltage.

  • Health

    Please consult your doctor regarding the vaccination against yellow fever and malaria prophylaxis. Travellers over 60 years must consult their doctor as the Yellow Fever vaccine can have serious side effects.

  • Time zone

    UTC - 05:00.

  • Tourist Office website

    https://www.peru.travel/en-us/

Remember to download your e-ticket to confirm the times of your flights and to complete online check-in using the airline’s website, or directly at the check-in desk at the airport.

Accommodation at the hotels is as indicated. In the event of any changes to accommodation, they will always be of the same, or a higher category.

The category of hotels is not standardized across all countries in the world. For this reason, the criteria may differ depending on the destination country's own standards.

In the case of adverse weather conditions, for safety reasons or for any other reasons deemed appropriate, the order and duration of the excursions included in the itinerary may be changed or cancelled without prior notice.

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FAQs

What was the Sacred Valley of the Incas used for? ›

Originally formed by the Urubamba River (the region is also known as the Urubamba Valley), the valley was once the fertile and spiritual base of the Incan Empire. Corn, coca, potatoes, and more grew in fields and along terraced mountain slopes, while the Incan astrological beliefs reflected the river's relentless flow.

What is special about the Sacred Valley in Peru? ›

The Sacred Valley is a wellspring of important archaeological sites and beautiful natural landscapes. A classic tour of the Sacred Valley takes you to some of the most impressive ruins in the area, including the Pisac Archaeological Park and the Ollantaytambo Fortress.

Is Sacred Valley and Machu Picchu the same? ›

The Sacred Valley of the Incas is best known to the world as the home of Peru's pre-eminent tourist attraction, Machu Picchu.

What is the easiest way to see Machu Picchu? ›

The easiest approach is by train from Cusco along the floor of the Urubamba Valley, then by bus up to the entrance of the ruins. Alternatively, from the station at Aguas Calientes you can opt to take a strenuous walk up to Machu Picchu – expect it to take 90 minutes to two hours.

Is Peru safe to travel? ›

Country Summary: Crime, including petty theft, carjackings, muggings, assaults, and other violent crime, is common in Peru and can occur during daylight hours despite the presence of many witnesses. The risk of crime increases at night.

Why is it called the Sacred Valley? ›

The Sacred Valley of the Incas is a valley in the Southern Sierra in Peru that contains many famous and beautiful Inca ruins. It was called the Sacred Valley because it contains some of the best land in the region and was not a part of the Empire but the property of the Emperor or Inca himself.

What should I wear to the Sacred Valley? ›

Clothes for the Sacred Valley:

Cap or hat (for wind and/or sunlight) Sunglasses. Light shirt (the weather is warmer there) Light pant.

Can you visit Sacred Valley without a tour? ›

Visiting the Sacred Valley without a tour: A 2-day itinerary. You can easily visit the 4 archeological sites, and even include the salt mine in a 2-day trip to and from Cusco. There is public transport along most of the way, you just need a (shared) taxi to visit Moray and the salt mine.

Why should I visit Sacred Valley? ›

Without any doubt, Sacred Valley must be on your Peru travel itinerary. Sacred Valley boasts mysteries, Incan history, an uncountable number of ruins, stone terraces, and the beautiful natural settings in the photogenic valley carved by Urubamba River is hard to match.

How long is the train ride from Sacred Valley to Machu Picchu? ›

The 360° Train departs from Urubamba Sacred Valley at the Ollanta Station (90 minutes from Cuzco and half way to Machu Picchu). Total travel time including transfer from Cuzco is approximately 3 hours each way.

How long is the hike to Sacred Valley? ›

Located at an altitude of 3,600 meters, Huchuy Qosqo is a sprawling archaeological site, accessible only by foot, with sweeping views over the Sacred Valley.
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#3 Huchuy Qosqo (Little Cusco)
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Duration:3-4 hours from Lamay; 6-7 hours from Patabamba
Distance:14 km.
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How long does the Sacred Valley take? ›

We recommend spending at least 2 nights in the Sacred Valley to make the most out of the beautiful surroundings. Our top suggestions to see include: The Pisaq ruins (along with the world-famous souvenir market)

What is the best month to go to Machu Picchu? ›

The best times to visit Machu Picchu are the shoulder seasons; April, May, September, October, and November. There is still little rain expected during these months, and it is away from the cold winter nights of the dry season. Also, during these months, there will be fewer visitors.

Is Machu Picchu a lot of walking? ›

What is the Machu Picchu trek difficulty? The difficulty of the Classic Inca Trail is considered to be a moderate level hike. The classic Inca Trail Route is 43 km (26 mi) long and often steep, you will hike over four days at an elevation nearing 13,828 feet (4,215 meters).

Can you bring food to Machu Picchu? ›

DON'T bring food into Machu Picchu

Don't try and slip food past as most bags are checked by guards at the entrance to the site. Water is allowed, however, each person is allowed only one bottle. If you are planning a picnic along the trail, don't panic.

Who built the Sacred Valley of the Incas? ›

This quiet town is located 55 kilometers by road from the city of Cusco. In Inca times, the fertile lands of this place were used mainly for agricultural production. Emperor Huayna Cápac had a series of platforms and palaces built there .

Where is the Sacred Valley? ›

About Sacred Valley in Cusco

With towns such as Pisac and Ollantaytambo, the Sacred Valley, also known as the Sacred Valley of the Incas, is regularly hailed as one of the most important historical places of South America, and was extremely important for the Incas, located in the valley of the Urubamba River.

How old is the Sacred Valley? ›

History of the Sacred Valley

Archeologists and historians believe that the Sacred Valley has been continuously inhabited for more than 3,000 years. First with the arrival of the Chanapata people in approximately 800-900 BCE and later by the Qotacalla the Killke civilizations that came 1,200 years later.

How long does the Sacred Valley take? ›

We recommend spending at least 2 nights in the Sacred Valley to make the most out of the beautiful surroundings. Our top suggestions to see include: The Pisaq ruins (along with the world-famous souvenir market)

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