Our three-day Humantay Lake, sacred valley and Machu Picchu tour takes you to some of the most stunning landscapes in Cusco. You’ll get to know all about the history and culture of this fascinating region – not to mention its incredible natural beauty.
This is a trip you’ll never forget. With Altitude Experience, you can be sure that every detail has been taken care of so that you can relax and enjoy your time in Cusco. With our specialized guides, you will have an amazing experience, one that will stay with you long after your holiday comes to an end. Book now and join us on this unforgettable journey!
Tour Location: Humantay lake, Sacred Valley & Machu Picchu Tour
Type of tour: Adventure, Trekking, Culture, History and Train ride.
Recommended: For those who wish to experience a tour of Nature, Culture and History.
Difficulty: For all
This day will start with the pick-up from your hotel at approximately 7:00 a.m. by the Altitude guide, giving you the start of this incredible adventure through the Sacred Valley, during the tour you will have stops authorized by our driver where you will have the opportunity to see panoramic views of the Sacred Valley of the Incas. Our first official stop will be the town of Pisaq, a picturesque and colorful place, full of much Inca tradition and cultural exchange, you will certainly be enchanted with this beautiful place, continuing with our trip, you will visit the archaeological center of Pisaq, a very important archaeological center for the Incas, here you will have impressive views of the sacred valley and you will be able to capture photos worthy of portraits. Finishing our visit, we will head to Ollantaytambo where we will have a stop at a selected local restaurant, here you can enjoy the local and national gastronomy of Peru, elaborated with organic and native products of the locality. After a delicious lunch we will continue with our visit to the archaeological center of Ollantaytambo, a strategic place in Inca times, you will be amazed by the huge rocks that still remain in place and terraces built to perfection.
Finally, you will have an afternoon of experiences, an exchange of teachings, we will visit different houses where they elaborate the chicha de jora (drink made of corn) an Inca drink that has a very peculiar style of preparing and elaborating this drink. These are ancestral practices that are still passed down from generation to generation, as it is considered a drink exclusively for Andean festivals. Our adventure will culminate in this beautiful village leaving you in your hotel in the Sacred Valley or Cusco.
Meals: Included Lunch at a local family
Start From Cusco or Sacred Valley: Your adventure in Machu Picchu begins around from Cusco 4 a.m. or from Sacred Valley 5 a.m, heading to the train station to board the train that leaves at 6:10 a.m. towards the village of Machu Picchu. When you arrive to Machu Picchu village your Altitude Experience guide will give you a brief information before visiting Machu Picchu, once there; you will go to the bus station to start your ascent to the citadel of Machu Picchu which lasts about 30 minutes by bus. In Machu Picchu you will have approximately 2 hours of sightseeing with our specialized guide where he will tell you in detail every story or event that took place in this incredible lost city of the Incas, you will be enchanted by its beauty and imposing mountains. Finally, you will return to the town of Aguas Calientes where you will have free time to enjoy a delicious lunch in a local restaurant and then return to Ollantaytambo, leaving your train at 14:55 p.m. hours from the town of Machu Picchu to Ollantaytambo arriving at 4:30 p.m. and then be transferred to your hotel in our Altitude Experience van to your hotel in cusco or sacred valley.
Start from Aguas Calientes: Take the train in the afternoon the day before the tour, stay the night in Aguas Calientes, and then undertake the tour the next day. The remaining route is the same as described earlier.
Entrance Tickets: Included
This tour starts very early at around 3 a.m. Our van will pass by your hotel in the early morning, giving you the start of this incredible adventure where you will pass through Andean communities and traditional localities of Cusco. The bus ride is about 4 hours arriving at the village of Soraypampa where you will have a delicious Andean breakfast to recharge your batteries. After breakfast, we will start our hike up to the Humantay mountain, the hike lasts about 2 hours passing through rivers, impressive trails and majestic mountains, arriving at the Humantay lagoon where you will be amazed by so much natural beauty and majestic mountains, where you can renew your energy and have enough time to take many photographs worthy of portraits. After the visit we will return by the same trail to Soraypampa where you will have a delicious lunch in a local restaurant and then return by transport to the city of Cusco, arriving around 3 p.m. finally, leaving you at your hotel.
Meals: Breakfast and Lunch
Entrance Tickets: Included