An exciting Way to visit the Sacred Valley of the Incas, having lunch in an Andean community, learning about its culture and savoring its delicious wood-cooked food, visiting the archaeological centers of Pisac and Ollantaytambo to then board the train and visit Machupicchu
Our tour begins in the Sacred Valley, in the early morning we will leave Cusco. After some brief views close to the city, we reach the town of Pisac, through which flows the Urubamba River. Once there our guide will take us to the complex of the ruins of Pisac Inca citadel perched on a mountainside. After we go to the community of ‘Sacaca’, located in the area known as the ‘parque de la papa’ (potato park) where we will enjoy the tasty native potatoes and a delicious meal prepared in the restaurant, sponsored by the United Nations.
They also offer handmade products, the profit from sale helps and support the economy of the community. Our journey then takes us to Ollantaytambo where we will visit the archaeological complex. Finally, that day we will go to Agua Calientes by train, where we’ll spend the night.
We will take the bus to Machu Picchu where our guide will be waiting for us. We arrive to the Lost City of the Incas for an incredible experience. We will visit Machu Picchu in a two hour guided tour of the most important temples and sectors of this great ruin , explore and discover the wonders of the Lost City of the Incas. Late in the afternoon we will return to Cuzco by train and bus.
Machu Picchu was recently honored to become part of the New 7 Wonders of the World and is one of the top World Heritage cities on UNESCO’s prestigious list. Interestingly enough, it is not mentioned in any of the chronicles from Spanish colonialism. No one knows its function and even though it has been studied by scientists for decades, many questions remain unanswered. The town was forgotten for centuries and covered by rich vegetation until July 24th, 1911 when American historian Hiram Bingham was led by an 11 year old native boy to the site where he made the re-discovery of this phenomenal structure. It was all done by accident as Bingham was actually in search of the lost town of Vilcabamba.