The Sacred Valley of the Incas /Machu Picchu
Buffet Breakfast at leisure in hotel
Morning: Enjoy a morning excursion to Ollantaytambo, and visit the archaelogical remains and its typical market. Ollantaytambo contains a fortress built to defend it against the invading Chankas. Ollantaytambo is also an Inca village whose stone houses are still inhabited by the descendants of those ancient Peruvians. The people of this area are characterized by their woolen costumes dyed in red and black.
We'll transfer you to the station to board the Hiram Bingham Orient-Express train that will take us to the Lost City of the Incas, Machu Picchu.
Afternoon: You will arrive early enough to be able to enjoy the stunning UNESCO World Heritage Site before the masses arrive. Our expert guide will explain all the pertinent aspects of this magical citadel, an awe-inspiring experience. Following the visit, we retire for afternoon tea at the Orient-Express Sanctuary Lodge overlooking Machu Picchu. Thereafter, we descend to Aguas Calientes to register at the beautiful boutique Machu Picchu Pueblo Hotel, rated the 8th best hotel in South America by the Reader’s of Conde Nast (2nd in Peru, after the Hotel Monasterio)! The Readers of Travel and Leisure rated it the 4th best resort in Central and South America, and the best in Peru.
Evening: Relax in one of the world's most appealing boutique hotels; a fusion of calmness, comfort, Andean style and architecture, and natural beauty which spreads over 12 acres of low-rise cottages, streams, waterfalls, plantations and wild forest interspersed by stone pathways. The hotel boasts rooms beautifully furnished with regional timber and styled with local handcrafted Andean architecture nestled in one or two-storey whitewash cottages.
Accommodations: Machu Picchu Pueblo Hotel
Meals Included: Breakfast and Dinner