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From Cusco: 2-Day ATV Tour to Sacred Valley and Machu Picchu

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Discover the Sacred Valley of the Incas by ATV, with regular stops for photo opportunities. Visit the iconic ruins of Machu Picchu with a guided tour, and plenty of free time to explore.

Highlights

  • Visit the Sacred Valley of the Incas, Moray, and the Maras Salt Mines
  • Ride an ATV through the dramatic landscapes of the Andes Mountains
  • Enjoy fantastic views of the Andes mountains
  • Explore the ruins of Machu Picchu with a guide
  • Take in panoramic views of Machu Picchu

Description

Day 1: Start the first day with pickup from your hotel in Cusco and travel to the first destination, Cruzpata. This is the ATV base camp, where you will be able to practice using your ATV, which you will drive to the first two destinations of the tour. Set out on your ATV with your guide to Moray in the Sacred Valley of the Incas. See the terracing system and irrigation using aqueducts, indicative of the ingenuity of the Incan civilization. Next visit the Maras Salt Mines. The salt mines, or the famous 'salt pools' are located in the rural community of Pichingoto. This site is highly recommended for photography lovers because of its impressive landscape. After visiting the salt mines, enjoy lunch in one of the local restaurants of Urubamba. Next, make your way to Ollantaytambo to hop onboard the train to Aguas Calientes. Depart at 3:37 PM and enjoy a scenic 1.5-hour journey. During the train ride, take time to appreciate the beauty of the surrounding valleys and Andes mountains. The train will arrive in Aguas Calientes, which is a small town located at the base of Machu Picchu. Your transfer will be waiting for you at the train station to take you to your selected hotel in Aguas Calientes. Have a meeting with your guide to find out the scheduled departure time for Machu Picchu the next morning.   Day 2: It is recommended to wake up early in the morning to enjoy breakfast at the hotel. At the scheduled time, head to the bus station to try to catch one of the first buses, which begin at 5:30 AM and fill on a first-come, first-served basis. The bus journey will take about 25 minutes to get to Machu Picchu. As soon as you arrive at the complex, meet your guide who will take you to the best viewing spots throughout the ruins. Get a panoramic view of the landscape and the sunrise over the mountains. There will be a rendezvous to observe the sunrise in order to get spectacular views of the Lost City of the Incas. Take a 2-hour guided tour around Machu Picchu, with plenty of free time afterwards to explore the ruins on your own. If you have tickets to climb the amazing mountain of Huaynapicchu, your guide will direct you to where this hike begins. Please make sure this is arranged at least 1 or 2 months in advance of your visit, as tickets do sell out fast. Once you are done exploring all Machu Picchu has to offer, take a bus down to Aguas Calientes then take the train back to Ollantaytambo. From here, be returned to the historic center of Cusco.

Includes

Pickup and drop-off from Cusco hotels Lunch in Urubamba ATV tour to Moray and the Maras Salt Mines Private transfer from Maras to Urubamba Train tickets from Ollantaytambo to Aguas Calientes Accommodation in Aguas Calientes for 1 night in a 3-star hotel Breakfast Entrance to Machu Picchu Bus transfer to and from Machu Picchu Guided tour in Machu Picchu Private transfer from Ollantaytambo Station to Cusco
Admission fee for the Sacred Valley (70 Soles) Admission fee for the salt mines (10 Soles) Gratuities

Important Information

  • The entrance to all Inca archeological sites is free until further notice due to COVID-19 regulations.

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