Cusco to Machu Picchu short tour

“This four-day tour combines the unforgettable architecture of Cusco, the Sacred Valley and Machu Picchu, with living culture, too, on a village visit to meet descendants of the Incas.”

Highlights

Cusco city tour | Amaru village guided tour | Pisaq’ market visit | Sacred Valley of the Incas | Ollantaytambo | train to Aguas Calientes | bus ride to Machu Picchu citadel | guided visit around Machu Picchu

Description of Cusco to Machu Picchu short tour

Take this short tour from Cusco to Machu Picchu, to see the wonders of the Incan Empire and also learn more about the culture of the Peruvian Andes today. This four-day tour begins in Cusco, with a guided walk around this beautiful city to see highlights including the cathedral, Qoricancha or Temple of the Sun, and the huge Sacsayhuaman Archaeological Park.

Next, explore the Sacred Valley of the Incas, beginning with a visit to Amaru village. Here, the Yachaq preserve ancestral traditions and are the present-day guardians of traditional textile technologies and techniques. You’ll have the chance to see how they create natural dyes and how they prepare wool from sheep and alpacas. Moving on, you’ll visit Ollantaytambo, a former agricultural, military and religious centre, home to some of the finest Inca architecture, before taking the train and bus up to the extraordinary citadel of Machu Picchu for a guided visit.

This four-day tour includes unforgettable Incan archaeological sites, but also offers the opportunity for cultural exchange with descendants of the Incas, making it a great opportunity to learn about past history and present-day life. It makes a great addition to a trip to the Amazon rainforest, hiking in the Andes or you can even extend it with a trip into Bolivia.

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This trip can be tailor made throughout the year to suit your requirements
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Responsible tourism: Cusco to Machu Picchu short tour

Environment

This tour visits several historical attractions, such us Cusco, Sacred Valley of the Incas, the Historical Sanctuary of Machu Picchu, Maras and Moray. All these locations still maintain a rich cultural landscape, considered sacred by Quechua people who are descendants of the Inca, therefore our guides and staff are committed to share and care this heritage located in one of the most beautiful regions of the Peruvian Andes.

We support operations committed to reduce negative impacts in all ecosystems found in the landscapes or parks we visit, or do their best to achieve this. In this case our visit to the Sacred Valley of the Incas include several small historical villages close to important archaeological parks. Our operations do not produce solid waste, or other ways of pollution. To make tourism sustainable, we support the effort of local governments of Pisac and Ollantaytambo in preserving monuments and local traditions.

Community

As a company, we have a premise of supporting local efforts which can help improve living standards and environmental protection, which will allow Andean communities to achieve sound growth and development and a more sustained way to manage fragile landscapes still productive and functional for the benefit of their future generations.
Our drivers and guides are natives from communities we visit. Who proudly show their identity and are happy to share their culture. Also we work with hotels, restaurants, locally own.

We have chosen to work with local families, individuals and local owners that are interested or active participants in the making sustainable tourism. Being tourism the most important economy that greatly complements other activities such us corn and potato farming, small scale husbandry and textile and handicraft production, we are proud to part of the present sound economic development of this part of Peru.

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