Sacred Valley of the Incas
In the morning of day two you will be met at Cusco airport and driven straight to the Sacred Valley of the Incas. The journey takes roughly 1 ½ hours and the Sacred Valley is at a lower altitude than Cusco, so a sensible place to acclimatise when arriving in Peru.
Your hotel for the next four nights is the award-winning Explora Valle Sagrado. A stunning hacienda-style hotel, overlooking corn fields and with beautiful views of the snow-capped mountains in the distance. There is an outdoor heated pool, spa, excellent bar and restaurant and the rooms are tastefully decorated to showcase the textiles and crafts associated with this part of Peru.
The real highlight when staying at Explora Valle Sagrado is their excellent and extensive list of excursions though. With over forty different activities to choose from and their own vehicles and guides, the next three days will be spent exploring the many wonders of the region.
From the fascinating archaeological sites of Ollantaytambo, Moray, Chinchero and Pisac, to the towering peaks of La Verónica and Incañan. You’ll have time to observe traditional Andean weaving techniques, browse local handicraft markets, go biking along mountain trails and soak up the history of the Inca Empire from the relics they left behind.
All activities at Explora are chosen at the hotel, with the help of the hotel’s own guides. Activities are in small groups (normally around eight per guide) but can be on a private basis for an additional cost, but this must be confirmed in advance.
Stay: Four nights at Explora Valle Sagrado – full board (including activities in small groups)