One-Way Shared Transfer from Sacred Valley Hotels to Ollantaytambo Train Station
Get to or from your Sacred Valley hotel to the Ollantaytambo Train Station hassle-free with a shared transfer. A professional driver will transport you in an air-conditioned vehicle, to ensure a good start or end to your time in the Sacred Valley.At the scheduled pickup time, climb aboard the comfortable and air-conditioned vehicle and enjoy a stress-free transfer from Sacred Valley Hotels to Ollantaytambo Train Station, or viceversa. You will be picked up from your Sacred Valley Hotels and taken to Ollantaytambo Train Station to catch your train to the Marvelous Machu Picchu Citadel. You'll ride on a vehicle that is monitored through a switchboard, which operates round the clock and with GPS mechanisms. You will be driven by a professional representative that will make sure your transfer is safe and comfortable. This transfer operates 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. One piece of luggage per person is allowed.
Bean-to-Bar Chocolate Workshop in ChocoMuseo Ollantaytambo
Learn how to make your own chocolate on a 2-hour workshop at the ChocoMuseo in ChocoMuseo Ollantaymbo, in the secret valley. This is a hands-on activity, starting from the cocoa tree to the finished product passing by every step of the whole chocolate-making process. Moreover, discover the history of cocoa and the reasons why Peru is known for its fine chocolates!Learn how to make chocolate through an interactive tour of the factory, the museum and the chocolate workshop. Professional guides will explain to you how to make chocolate from the bean to the bar. Understand the history behind the famous cocoa beans and how Peru got to make some of the finest chocolate around the world. During the workshop, you will learn the different steps of the chocolate making process and participate to 4 of them: roasting the cocoa beans, removing cocoa husk, grinding the cocoa nibs on a metate with a mano, and refining the cocoa paste in a melangeur. You'll get to see our actual machines that produce the cacao licor for all our shops in Peru. Finally, you will prepare and savor delicious hot chocolates as well as creating your own chocolates with your choice of ingredients. You will be able to leave with all of your handmade chocolates unless, of course, you have already eaten them!
Bike Tour in Abra Malaga from Ollantaytambo
Our system makes easy and safe this beautiful bike ride from the highest point of Abra Malaga Mountain.Go ride, have fun and enjoy the most beautiful scenarios on the way down across the Tastayoc valleys. Don't miss this fun and adventure trip on this amazing bike ride in Sacred Valley!.The tour starts from our main office which is located in Ollantaytambo, where our transport will be waiting with all equipment and bicycles loaded to start to rise for approximately 1 hour to a height of 4350 meters. Our destination is Abra Malaga. Here we will park the car for everyone to get off the car and start enjoying the views of the surrounding mountains. Acclimatize a bit and then start the downhill biking.The route starts from this point, the guide will deliver all of the safety equipment and bicycles and give short and clear explanation, revealing and explaining the route on the route of the following hours.This route is very interesting because you go through small towns with local people who still maintain their customs and traditional costumes of the area. All this is really beside the route. On a good day you can see llamas and alpacas on the road with the different views of the canyons and small waterfalls that are in the path of downhill.During the decline we appreciate also large terraces of Inca agriculture and small barns in the middle of the mountains. The Incas used this area to grow their products.This route is easy because it’s all downhill, mild and lasts about 1:30 to 2 hours of downhill biking with stops at strategic points to take pictures of different views reaching Piri where we stop and load the bikes to return Ollantaytambo.Travelling time: 3-4 hours.Difficulty: Beginner level.
Bike Tour to Moray and Salt Mines from Ollantaytambo
The best way to explore the sacred valley is going by bike enjoying the sceneries around Maras town visiting Moray and Salt Mines riding in a nice Trail. We start our tours In Ollantaytambo or we can go to pick you up from your hotel around de Sacred Valley previous request with no cost, (Except from Pisaq Valley Or Cusco). The guide will be waiting for you with the driver who will join you for the whole tour. All of the necessary equipment and the bikes loaded up in the car we will head the adventure towards Moray where we will visit the archaeological site before we start biking. This route has beautiful views of mountains and glaciers that surround it. The guide will stop at certain points so that you can rest and take awesome pictures. We will reach the pre-colonial village of Maras continuing biking to the salt mines, a beautiful pre-inca architecture wonder, here you will see local people producing salt for local and international consumption.We start from Ollantaytambo, where the guide awaits ready with all necessary equipment and bikes and the transportation. We will leave Ollantaytambo and go towards Moray, where the bike ride will begin. Previously we will visit the archaeological site of Moray.Moray is one of the very important archaeological centers located in the Sacred Valley. This place was a research center, where for many years the Incas studied the different types of seeds that they would use in the valleys of culture.After visiting Moray, the guide will provide you all the safety equipment and bikes and will give you a small introduction and presentation of the route where we are to ride the bikes and have fun!This route has beautiful views of the mountains and glaciers that surround the area. The guide stops at strategic points where you can take the best pictures of the scenery including the pre-colonial village of Maras. In Maras we rest before we continue and eat some snacks that the guide will provide you.Continuing the tou
Natural Salt Mines and Moray Terraces from Ollantaytambo to Cusco
Pick up from the Train Station of Ollantaytambo. We'll get ready to our first visit of the day to Moray Terraces. Mostly consisting of several enormous terraced circular depressions, the largest of which is about 100 meters deep. but their depth and orientation with respect to wind and sun creates a temperature difference. This large temperature difference was possibly used by the Inca to study different climatic conditions on crops. Moray was perhaps an Inca agricultural experiment station, it also got a sophisticated irrigation system. Continue our day visiting Maras Salt Mines. During the pre-Incas time, salt has been obtained in Maras by evaporating of salty water. The highly salty water has been flowing from this nearby stream for hundreds of years. As the salt water becomes supersaturated, salt crystals begin precipitating out of the water. The farmers then scrape the salt to the side and collect it once a sizable amount has been gathered. There are more than 3,000 salt-pools.ItineraryThis is a typical itinerary for this productStop At: Centro Historico De Cusco, Cusco 08002 PeruAs the oldest living city in the Americas, Cusco has been inhabited continuously for over 3,000 years. It was the historic capital of the Inca Empire from the 13th to 16th century until Spanish conquest, and now is a major tourist destination.Duration: 30 minutesStop At: Moray Agricultural Terraces, A 12 Km del poblado Cruzpata, Maras 08655 PeruThe platforms, built on retaining walls filled with fertile soil and irrigated by complex irrigation systems, allowed to cultivate more than 250 plant species. These platforms served as an Inca agricultural laboratory to experiment with their crops. Moray encloses history and landscape beauty.Duration: 1 minuteStop At: Salinas de Maras, Carreta a Maras Urubamba, Maras 00051 PeruThe Salinas de Maras in Cusco, or maras salt mines as they are also cal
Biking and Walking Tour to Machu Picchu from Ollantaytambo
One of the ways to reach Machu Picchu is taking the alternate route passing through the high jungle of Cusco - Santa Maria - Santa Teresa where you can enjoy saw diversity of nature with panoramic views of the entire environment and not to mention exquisite thermal baths of Ccocalmayo (Santa Teresa) with a light walk of approximately 3-hour and end up in Machupicchu town and then to visit Machu Picchu. Our specialty is downhill Mountain Bike from Abra Malaga which has an altitude of 4350 meters; it is the step and the division between the sacred valley and the high forest. At this point we take full advantage of gravity due to the newly paved descending roads of approximately 56 km full of beautiful scenery. The duration of this tour is between 5 to 6-hour and the level is for beginners. We can pick you up at your hotel, we host the sacred valley (Ollantaytambo, Urubamba, Yanahuara and nearby surroundings) From Cusco you have an additional cost of $ 29Our specialty is the downhill mountain bike from Abra Malaga which is at an altitude of 4350 meters, is the step and the division between the Sacred vVlley and the high forest (the convention). Here we take advantage of the gravity that offers this recently paved completely track with an approximate descends of 56 km. Full of views and watching how slowly the vegetation changes from the wetter and yellowish to as green and warm Flora, you'll for sure enjoy your ride. The same happens with the temperature of the atmosphere from the colder to the warmer reaching, Huamanmarca having a height of 1895 meters above sea level. To this place down approximately 2455 meters high. You will note that anyone can do the decline as you won't need to have much experience in cycling mountain.With the help of our team and the tour guide, we'll make your day an adventure on 2 wheels safely and enjoy everything we can offer including the exclusivity of the service provided by our professional staff.Finishing the descent we con
Mountain Bike Adventure on Abra Malaga
Enjoy a half-day mountain bike tour on Abra Malaga in the Sacred Valley of Peru. This trip is a stunner. During the 5,000 feet of all-downhill biking, you will likely see herds of llamas, the massive glacier of Veronica, waterfalls, and authentic Andean lifestyles of simple stone huts and potato farms. This is the continental divide of South America, since, from here going eastward it drops nearly 20,000 feet down to the Amazon jungle basin, and the views here are outstanding. This section of highway has been described by many as one of the most beautiful in South America. By far one of the most popular mountain bike trips in the area, and with very good reason – it is over 5,000 feet of pure descent on a beautifully paved road.Your tour starts in Ollantaytambo from where you'll drive one hour up the road to the pass of Abra Malaga, which lies at nearly 14,500 above sea level and at the foot of the massive glacier of Veronica (17,500 feet). From there, you begin a 50 kilometer descent that is one of the longest possible in the world, through gorgeous terrain. This ride is all downhill on a smooth paved road, and is truly suitable for anyone who can ride a bicycle. We have done this trip for nearly ten years and have successfully completed it hundreds of times.This ride fun. Everyone who does it loves it, due to the culture and scenery. It is a great mountain bike ride, perfect for those who love mountain biking. For those with extensive off road experience, there is a international DH course just meters away from the main road (extra cost and logistics are involved, ask for details).
Horseback Riding Tour to Inti Punku from Ollantaytambo
Enjoy seeing the Sacred Valley of the Incas from the saddle of a horse during this 8-hour equestrian adventure with a small group of no more than 15. Beginning at Ollantaytambo, ride along the ancient Inca trails to reach the archaeological site of Inti Punku, the “Sun Gate.” Along the way, you'll stop to explore traditional communities and lesser-known (a.k.a. not crowded) Inca sites as you learn about the culture and history of Peru. A box lunch and a professional, English-speaking guide are included.After hotel pickup, you'll start your horseback riding tour at around 8am. Start with a ride to Inti Punku, an astronomy outlook built by the Incas that also served as a watch post for the access routes to Machu Picchu from the Amazon jungle. As your horses climb the steep mountain up to the lookout, pass by several lesser-visited archeological sites, none of which have any entrance fees. See the workshop at Las Canterras, ("the quarries"), where the Incas mined and shaped the massive stones used to build the sacred fortress of Ollantaytambo. After visiting this site, (and possibly getting a glimpse of some Incan mummies), continue upward to Inti Punku. Observe the ancient viewpoints to four different routes across the mountains towards Machu Picchu, and learn about how astronomy was used to mark the passing of time and celebrate important events. While you won't have a direct view of Machu Picchu itself (it's just behind the massive, sacred glacier of Wakay Willka), you can almost feel the power the ancient citadel emits. Once you've finished exploring Ini Punku with your small group, hop back in the saddle for the trip back. Arrive back at your Ollanataytambo hotel about 8 hours after you started.
Machupicchu Adventure Trip by Back Door 3D 2N
Multi Cultural Trip to Machu PicchuOne of the best options to see Machu Picchu is going through the high forest (Santa Maria and Santa Teresa) enjoying the flora and fauna that can be seen in the course of the route. You can also say that it is the best option if you like adventure and adrenaline with an ending in Machu Picchu.In this package we offer different types of adventure in one trip as bike the first day in the morning and in the afternoon a dip in the hot springs of C'cocalmayo, Zip line and Walk Day Two (MultiSport).The idea is to make a trip full adventure where you can enjoy nature and leave the daily routine to enjoy your holiday departing from traditional or make a completely different route, down bike and go through one of the high and long Zip Lineover South America (Cola de Mono).Day 1:Ollantaytambo – Abra Malaga Biking– Hot spring–Lodge. Day 2: Zip Line – WalkingDay 3: Machupicchu 3Days Inca Jungle Trip to Machupicchu3Days Inca Jungle Trip to MachupicchuUna de las mejores opciones de ver Machupicchu es pasando por la selva alta (Santa Maria y Santa Teresa) disfrutando de la Flora y Fauna que se puede apreciar en el recorrido de la ruta. También se puede decir que es la mejor opción si te gusta la aventura y adrenalina con un final en Machupicchu. En este paquete ofrecemos diferentes tipos de aventura en un solo viaje como es Bicicleta el primer día por la mañana y ´por la tarde un buen baño en las aguas termales de C´cocalmayo, Zip line y Caminata el Segundo Día (MultiSport). La idea es hacer un viaje de aventura completo donde puedas disfrutar de la naturaleza y salir de la rutina diaria para disfrutar de tus vacaciones saliendo de lo tradicional u hacer una ruta totalmente diferente, con una baja en bicicleta y pasar por uno de los Zip Line más alto y largo de Sudamérica (Cola de Mono).Dia 1 Salida desde Ollantaytambo -*Subida a Abra Malaga y descenso de Bicicleta Hasta Santa María *Aguas termales
Inca Jungle: 3-Day Mountain Bike Tour to Machu Picchu
This is the classic “back way” bike ride to Machu Picchu via Santa Maria and Santa Teresa, known as the Inca Jungle or BackDoor to Machu Picchu trip. It is not a mountain bike ride in the classic sense as the road is paved, however it is an extremely popular route due to the incredible scenery along the way and for people who wish to avoid the cost and hassle of taking the train.This 3-day, 2-night tour will get you from Ollantaytambo to Machu Picchu and back with everything included. Meals included are breakfast, lunch, dinner and snacks on Day 1, breakfast, lunch, and snacks on Day 2, and breakfast on Day 3. Also included is private vehicle transport from Ollantaytambo up to the start of the ride at Abra Malaga, entrance to Machu Picchu, a full suspension mountain bike with hydraulic disc brakes, all necessary equipment and a bilingual guide knowledgeable in the area and its culture. See itinerary for details.
3-Day 2-Night Private Machu Picchu Tour from Ollantaytambo, Peru
Enjoy a tour to Machu Picchu by car which is a great alternative to the limitations of transport to get to the ruins of Machu Picchu. You'll drive from Ollantaytambo to Santa Teresa by car and stay one night there. The next day you will walk 3 hours to the Machu Picchu Ruins. This tour will take 2 nights and it is done on a private basis, guaranteeing personal assistance.Day 1: Ollantaytambo to Santa TeresaYou will be picked up from your hotel at 6am and start your drive by car to Santa Maria/Santa Teresa passing by Abra Malaga.Upon arrival, you'll be transferred to the hostel and then you will walk to the Hot Springs of Colcamayo .These were built on the slope of the mountain and on the edges of the Urubamba River. The thermal water complex has three pools of different sizes and depths, its medicinal water supply varies between 40 º C and 44 º C. It differs mainly from the other hot springs of Peru for its clear waters. These waters have medicinal properties to treat skin ulcers, bone pain and rheumatism. You'll head back to town and rest for the day.Day 2: Santa Teresa / Hidroelectrica / Aguas Calientes (B)Early morning you will go by taxi from Santa Teresa to Hidroelectrica from which you'll walk for 3 hours to Machu Picchu Town (Aguas Calientes) walking by the railroad. Upon arrival in Machu Pichhu town, you can visit Mandor Waterfall on the way and have an unforgettable adventure. It is an area of lush forest surrounding the town of Machu Picchu. You just have to follow the railway line from Machu Picchu Pueblo for a 45 minute-hike. You will reach a railway crossing, from which you will see a small group of houses whose dwellers will tell you how to reach Mandor Waterfall. After the walk, you will head to your hotel.Day 3: Machu Picchu / Cusco The day starts with an early morning rise to head to the bus station for a 20 minute journey to the famous Inca Citadel of Machu Picchu, also known as "The Lost City of the Incas." There you'll have