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Machu Picchu Lost Citadel Official Ticket

1. Machu Picchu Lost Citadel Official Ticket

Explore the Inca ruins of Machu Picchu at your own pace with a standard entrance ticket to the magnificent UNESCO World Heritage Site. Discover landmark attractions at your own pace, such as the Temple of the Sun, the terraced fields of the agricultural sector, the Intihuatana stone, and take the famous picture from the observatory with the lost citadel behind. This is the best option for those who would like to organize your own transportation and tour guide for the visit.  Very important: for entering the Lost Citadel of Machu Picchu, it is mandatory that you are accompanied by an accredited guide. You are able to hire the tour guide directly at the entrance of the ruins. Please make sure to carefully read all provided details sent by the local partner and those written in the Know Before You Go section of the tour.

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From Cusco: Moray and Salt Mines Quad Bike Tour

2. From Cusco: Moray and Salt Mines Quad Bike Tour

Get back to nature in the dramatic landscapes of the Andes Mountains and experience the amazing scenery of the Sacred Valley by Quad Bike. Benefit from pick-up at your hotel in Cusco, and then journey through typical villages to reach the colonial town of Maras. Admire the pretty church and rustic buildings of the pretty town center and watch the locals going about their everyday lives farming the surroundings. Visit the archaeological site of Moray to see the incredible terraced holes that form an amphitheater-like depression on the surface of the land. Learn how the holes were used by the Incas in ancient times to acclimatize seeds from the Andes Mountains. Next, visit the salt ponds that the locals continue to work to obtain salt at the mines, just as their ancestors did in the days of the Inca Empire.

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Sacred Valley: Ollantaytambo, Chinchero And Yucay With Lunch

3. Sacred Valley: Ollantaytambo, Chinchero And Yucay With Lunch

In the morning, you will be picked up from your hotel and driven up into the hills to the traditional town of Chinchero, where you can admire breathtaking views of the valley below. Discover the artisan traditions lovingly preserved by the inhabitants of this area, and learn about the inherited knowledge of the Incas. Explore archaeological remains and a beautiful 17th-century church. Then, you will be transferred to the Living Museum of Yucay, a colourful center of Andean tradition. Travel back in time to antiquity through authentic demonstrations of textile work, adobe, pottery and silverware. Once you have fulfilled your cultural cravings, enjoy lunch and free time in the stunning village of Ollantaytambo. Visit its archaeological site, untouched since Inca times, and climb the iconic fortress, built next to a mountain. After you have finished gazing at the majestic beauty of the valley, you will be transferred back to your hotel.

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Sacred Valley Tour: Ollantaytambo, Chinchero and Yucay

4. Sacred Valley Tour: Ollantaytambo, Chinchero and Yucay

In the morning you will be picked up from your hotel in Cusco to visit the town of Chinchero, a traditional settlement with a beautiful view of the valley. The inhabitants of the area preserve the artisan traditions and the inherited knowledge of the Incas. You will learn about their traditions from your professional guide, and be able to visit archaeological remains and a beautiful seventeenth-century church. From Chinchero, you will be transferred to the Living Museum of Yucay, a centre for Andean tradition. Here you can watch demonstrations of textile work, adobe, pottery, and silverware be carried out the same way they were in the 13th Century. Transfer to Ollantaytambo where you have free time for lunch. Afterwards, you can visit the town and local archaeological site and climb the iconic fortress. *Visits on Sundays include a tour to the Chinchero market.

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From Cusco: Weaving, Maras, Moray, and Ollantaytambo Tour

5. From Cusco: Weaving, Maras, Moray, and Ollantaytambo Tour

Get to know the most interesting and must-visit spots in the Sacred Valley on this small-group day tour. This carefully planned itinerary works to avoid the masses of tourists and allows you plenty of time at each site. You'll learn about the archeological hot spots of Cusco and Perú from guides who are passionate and knowledgeable about the country's history. Learn about traditional weaving practices using alpaca wool. Learn how it's colored with natural ingredients. Discover the salt mines of Maras and their amazing views, the Moray Terraces, and Ollantaytambo. Enjoy the chance to see all the top sites including Pisac even if you choose the option for drop-off in Ollantaytambo to catch your train or stay for the night. Itinerary: 6:45 AM: Pickup from your hotel 7:45 AM: Visit Roxana and learn about impressive alpaca weaving practices 11:00 AM: Visit of the Moray 12:00 PM: Visit of Maras Salt Mines 1:30 PM: Lunch in Urubamba 2:40 PM: Visit of Ollantaytambo 4:00 PM: Drop-off at the main square in Ollantaytambo 5:45 PM: Arrival at your hotel in Cusco

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From Cusco: Via Ferrata and Sky Lodge Zipline

6. From Cusco: Via Ferrata and Sky Lodge Zipline

Start with pickup your hotel around 8:00 AM and enjoy a scenic 1-hour ride until you reach the Via Ferrata base. On arrival, you’ll be provided with the safety equipment to start ascending the rock cliff. Via Ferrata is a path used to climb a mountain with a permanent safety system including metal steps and a lifeline that assures your safety at all times. Being accompanied by an expert guide, begin the 300 meters ascent that will take about 1 hour to reach the highest point. Here, stop for a quick box lunch and admire the breathtaking views over the Valley and Vilcanota river below. Next, prepare for flying along the 6 zip-line cables that range from 250 up to 700 meters long. Attached to the lines, feel the adrenaline of being suspended on the air as you go from one mountain face to other. After descending more than 300 meters in zip-zag, the adventure will end in the base. Then the transport will take you back to Cusco or Sacred Valley locations such as Ollantaytambo, where you can connect to Machu Picchu.

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Cusco: Historical Guided City Tour with 4 Inca Ruins

7. Cusco: Historical Guided City Tour with 4 Inca Ruins

Start the tour with a convenient pickup around 9 AM from your hotel in Cusco. The first stop on the historical tour will be the impressive Cusco Cathedral, a 16th-century colonial relic that took over 100 years to complete. From there you will visit what was the most important temple in the Inca Empire, the Coricancha — also known as the Temple of the Sun.   Continue with the archeological discoveries of as you visit the towers, walls, and tunnels of Sacsayhuaman. The tour then takes in the Sacred Valley of Peru with stops at the Temple Qenqo follwed by Puca Pucara — a large military fortress with a fascinating arrangement of large stones. Finally, get further insight into the lives of the Inca at the enchanting Tambomachay, situated 3700 meters above sea level with a fascinating series of water features thought to have been built in worship of water. Return to the city of Cusco to be dropped off near the main square of Cusco at approximately 2:30 PM.

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Sacred Valley: Via Ferrata and Zip-Line Climbing Tour

8. Sacred Valley: Via Ferrata and Zip-Line Climbing Tour

Discover the beauty of the Sacred Valley, climb the Via Ferrata route, enjoying the breathtaking views, and fly over the beautiful landscapes on a zip-line, over the Sacred Valley of the Incas. Visit Pachar, located 8 km. from Ollantaytambo, where you will find the Via Ferrata, a climbing route 300 meters high. Climb a mountain with a safety system permanently installed, for which you do not require any previous experience. While climbing, enjoy the mystical landscapes of the Sacred Valley of the Incas. Upon completing the ascent, eat an energizing snack, while you admire the spectacular scenery and recover your energies. Climb 100 meters more, until you reach the second cable of the canopy or zip-line, which will allow you to fly over the scenic surroundings of the Sacred Valley of the Incas, in a very safe and fun way. Through a pulley suspended by 6 cables of 100 to 500 m (with a total of 2000 m), located in an inclination, hook the cable through a pulley fixed to your harness. You will be impulsed by gravity, sliding from the top to the bottom, increasingly losing speed as you approach the end of the cable.

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Sacred Valley: Electric Bicycle Route of Native Potatoes

9. Sacred Valley: Electric Bicycle Route of Native Potatoes

Take part in a spectacular 32-km electric bicycle tour through the Sacred Valley. Visit Cusco, home to more than 1,200 varieties of native potatoes, which vary in size, flavor, and color. Cycle to a Chichería and taste chicha, a traditional drink of the Incas. Start the tour by heading southeast to the Huayllabamba district. Pass through beautiful fields of quinoa, corn, and potatoes while enjoying the view of the Urubamba River. Learn interesting information about the valley from your professional local guide, who will be happy to answer all your questions. Make a stop at a chichería which holds great cultural importance in preserving the tradition of chicha preparation, the sacred drink made of corn. Have the chance to also taste some of the more than 3000 varieties of native potatoes that grow in Peru. Continue cycling for one more stretch and then start your return journey to the hotel.

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From Cusco: Private Day Tour to Machu Picchu

10. From Cusco: Private Day Tour to Machu Picchu

Start your day early in the morning with a pickup from your accommodation in Cusco. Take a private transfer to the train station and hop on board for an awe-inspiring ride towards Machu Picchu. Keep your camera ready as you pass through extraordinary landscapes.  Once arriving in Aguas Calientes, the town at the bottom of Machu Picchu, your guide will be waiting at the train station to escort you to the bus station to take the bus up to the ruins of Machu Picchu. After an approximately 25-minute ride through the breathtaking scenery, reach the site of the "Lost City of the Incas." Enter the historic citadel and start the private 2-hour guided tour. After your tour, enjoy some free time to explore the outer areas independently. Take a bus by yourself to Aguas Calientes and have time to explore the town on your own. Take a break and enjoy a meal or coffee at one of the many restaurants or cafés. Board the train in the evening for the return journey back to Cusco. Upon arrival at the train station, you will be picked up and returned to your accommodation.

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What people are saying about Sacred Valley

Overall rating

4.5 / 5

based on 209 reviews

Overall really great experience! I think it should be clarified that there are some extra costs involved with going to each location. Also you will not be ATVing to the salt mines, you will actually take a bus. Other than these small issues, the experience was actually awesome! Truly breathtaking views and everything was handled very professionally. Pick up was on time, drop off was a bit late but not bad!

Highly recommended - book here, pay through getyourguide and have tickets sent to your email. No risk of scam as it is all handled by getyourguide. But please remember, that you need additional bus tickets to/from Machu Picchu train station to the entry of Machu Picchu. The cost is 24$ and tickets can be purchased on spot (even with credit card) and buses depart every 5 min.

Fantastic experience! Get your Guide was a great service to use. Would highly recommend for any planning to visit Machu Picchu. Would also recommend getting a private tour guide, they are a must to learn all of the history.

Fun way to see a different part of Peru! The guide was nice and was cracking jokes and let us go pretty fast on the ATVs. I would recommend!

Incredible, unique experience full of adventure and good times