NEW TOUR! Peru: Sacred Valley + Machu Picchu Bike + Adventure Tour

  • Region: Latin America
  • Destination: Peru
  • Duration: 6 Days / 5 Nights
  • Level: Two
  • Price From: $5095
  • Single Supplement: $1200
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Sep 24 - Sep 29, 2017 $5095 Book Now
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Explore a city in the clouds, the ancient Incan citadel Machu Picchu, now one of the new seven wonders of the world. The colorful Peruvian culture of today is no less compelling; see it come to life in the temples, cathedrals and markets of the Sacred Valley. Meet women from a local weaving community, ride your bike with the snowcapped Andes as a backdrop, and enjoy the unique cuisine of Peru—delicious ceviche and Aji de Gallina pepper stews.


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Tour by Day

Day One: Exploring Cusco
Welcome to Peru! Your guide will meet you at the airport and sweep you off to the stunning city of Cusco where we’ll toast your arrival and enjoy a light lunch in the main square. Discover Peruvian flavors while gazing out at some of the best views of the city. Then it’s off to the Sacred Valley of the Incas, once the heartland of the Inca Empire, to our first hotel perched high in the Andes. Spend the rest of the afternoon exploring the beautiful gardens or choose to relax and acclimate to the recent altitude change. Later we’ll meet to celebrate our adventure ahead and begin to unravel the hidden mysteries of this spectacular region.

Meals: Lunch / Dinner
Destinations: Cusco, Sacred Valley
Accommodations: Inkaterra Hacienda Urubamba

Day Two: Chinchero: Huaypo + Salt Mines
Today we will drive to Chinchero, an extraordinary community where highly skilled weavers will show us their ancient techniques for weaving traditional Andean designs. Pedal through the high Andean plains of Cusco until we reach Huaypo, a beautiful lagoon perched on the heights of the mountains where a delicious picnic lunch will be served. Shortly after, we’ll continue to the colorful ponds in Maras where salt has been collected since before the Inca Empire. End the day with a special meal at our friend Ani’s beautiful house set along the Urubamba River. Following dinner take part in a unique despacho ceremony, an offering to Mother Earth and the Mountain Spirits.

Meals: Breakfast / Lunch / Dinner
Destinations: Sacred Valley, Huaypo, Maras, Urubamba
Accomplished: 17 miles / 28 kms
Accommodations: Inkaterra Hacienda Urubamba

Day Three: El Parador de Moray: Bike to Pachar
This morning we’re off to visit Misminay’s community, a unique experience to see how the locals live. From here we are going to hike to “El Parador de Moray”, a nice restaurant located in Moray where a delicious lunch will be waiting for us. We will continue on by bike to Moray’s terraces, an agricultural experimentation center of the Incas. Then on to Pachar, with the view of the snow-capped Veronica in the background.

Meals: Breakfast / Lunch
Destinations: Sacred Valley
Accomplished: 9 miles / 15 kms
Accommodations: Inkaterra Hacienda Urubamba

Day Four: Paths to Urubamba Market
Today we visit the workshop of one of Peru’s most famous ceramists: Pablo Seminario. His work is inspired by styles utilized by Peru’s ancient cultures. Shortly after we’ll explore the local market of Urubamba where you’ll experience a mix of colors, flavors, and culture. From there we continue to Ollantaytambo, known as the only living Inca town. The local people still dress in traditional clothing and live in the old stone houses of their ancestors. After lunch, we board the train that will take us to our next hotel nestled in the cloud forest below the Inca ruins of Machu Picchu.

Meals: Breakfast / Lunch / Dinner
Destinations:
Urubamba, Ollantaytambo, Machu Picchu
Accomplished
: 12.5 miles / 20 km
Accommodations:
Inkaterra El Pueblo Hotel

Day Five: Huayna Picchu + Machu Picchu
This morning start the day by exploring the beautiful grounds surrounding the hotel. After a hearty breakfast we’ll set off for our visit of the Machu Picchu citadel. Upon our arrival we will have a complete guided tour of the site and then free time to explore by ourselves. Optionally, you can climb to the top of Huayna Picchu, from which you can see an expansive view of the citadel. Take a seat and absorb this breathtaking view of the surrounding mountain peaks and the great canyon of Urubamba. In the afternoon, we take a bus to the town of Aguas Calientes to board the train that will take us back to Cusco.

Meals: Breakfast / Lunch / Dinner
Destinations: Huayna Picchu, Machu Picchu, Aguas Calientes
Accomplished: Hike
Accommodations: Inkaterra La Casona Cusco

Day Six: Cusco
Sleep in or take a final tour of Cusco and visit the most important ruin in the city, Sacsayhuaman, an Inca fortress and ceremonial center built with impressive stone blocks. From here we begin a short and easy walk following an old, but well-preserved Inca Trail. Gradually we descend from the rural corners of the city to the remarkable urban center, passing by the Temple of the Moon and finally the main square. Later in the afternoon we will transfer you to the Cusco Airport where you will head on to your next destination.

Meals: Breakfast / Lunch
Destinations: Cusco

Please Note: Travel to Machu Picchu and Cusco involves going to high altitudes, and therefore, comes with risks of altitude sickness. We recommend consulting your physician before traveling.

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