Peru: Cusco, Sacred Valley, And Machu Picchu
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Keteka is a marketplace where travelers can book unique, authentic tours and activities with validated local guides. While serving in the Peace Corps in rural Panama, the founders were working on community tourism projects and realized that they wanted to create a better way to connect purposeful travelers with authentic, local experiences. "Keteka" is an indigenous Panamanian word that means "to get close to" and that's our goal, to bring you closer to your destination's culture, food, people, and natural environment.
This 3 Day Trip Culminates In A Private Tour Of Machu Picchu, Led By A Local Guide.
Day 1: Cusco-Sacred Valley
Morning pickup at your Cusco hotel for travel to the beautiful Sacred Valley. Your first stop is the traditional village of Chawaytire, famous for its tradition of high quality, handwoven textiles. You`ll meet with local weaver to learn about their dying, spinning and weaving process, then continue to the historic town of Pisac. Begin at the town`s famous Inca fortress, featuring extensive terracing and dramatic views of the surrounding valley, then descend to the local market. You’ll have some time to browse artisan stalls and sample fresh empanadas, before continuing to the agricultural community village of Chichubamba. Enjoy a traditional lunch with a local family to learn about ancient farming practices and visit a family owned ceramics workshop. Overnight in a cozy Sacred Valley hotel.
Day 2: Perollniyoc to Aguas Calientes
After breakfast, depart on an easy and incredibly scenic hike toward Perollniyoc waterfall. You’ll pass agricultural fields, locals leading sheep and cows to pasture, and small traditional homes along the way, arriving at the falls in 1.5-2 hours. There you’ll pause for a rest near the base of the falls, then climb to interesting Inca ruins directly above. Enjoy a picnic lunch before continuing to the original Inca village of Ollantaytambo, to explore the pretty center and adjoining ruins before a scenic, late afternoon train ride to Aguas Calientes. Take the evening to visit local hotsprings and rest up for Machu Picchu the following morning.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch
You awake this morning to catch the bus to the gates of this Wonder of the World. You will ascend stone steps, through heavy tree cover to finally emerge at the top of the world – Machu Picchu! The incredible Inca stone construction will be spread below, alternately hidden and revealed by clouds. You`ll have a 2.5-3 hour private tour with your guide, followed by time to explore on your own. In the afternoon, descend to Aguas Calientes for your return train. Transport will be waiting in the station and bring you to your hotel in Cusco for a good night’s rest
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch