Day 2: Cusco – Full day Sacred Valley tour – Cusco
After breakfast, 8:20 a.m. pick up from your hotel. We leave the city of Cusco and drive out past Saqsaywaman and Tambomachay, over the mountains towards the Sacred Valley. We descend 1500 feet to the valley floor of the sacred Urubamba river, arriving at the village of Pisac where we will visit a traditional market. This is a great place to buy some local souveniers. We then drive up to explore the extensive ruins of Pisac with stunning views over the valley.
We continue on to Urubamba where we stop for our lunch. A further 30 mins drive takes us to Ollantaytambo, surrounded by the sacred mountains, where we will again discover the magnificence of the Incan constructions, including the amazing temple of the Sun, enormous blocks of rock perfectly carved and polished, stone water fountains, stairs and terraces. In this ancient village you can appreciate the beauty of the local people in their traditional dress, all surrounded by the sacred mountains and the valleys of Patacancha and Willoq. After visiting Ollantaytambo, we take the “Expedition” train to Aguas Calientes to spend the night.