Local Treks & Guided Tours
For those wanting to get out and about exploring, the Sacred Valley and surrounding region offers some spectacular nature hikes. You can either explore with or without guide depending on the trail.
Local Urubamba Treks
Location: Las Chullpas
Time: 1 to 2 hours
A light hike to the local Incan ruins located in the Rontocan Mountain.
($10 if you would like a guide and small snack bag)
Location: Rontocan Mountain
Time: 2 to 3 hours
Walk to the top of the mountain and enjoy the view of the Sacred Valley and Chicon.
($20 if you would like a guide and small snack bag)
Location: Moray / Salineras / Maras
Time: 5-8 hours
You can either visit these places via taxi or by walking or by combining both. Take a taxi to Moray where you can explore the concentric circles and the hike back via the quiet town of Maras and then Salineras salt pans. Follow the trail through the salt pans and down to the river when you can either hike back to Capilla Lodge or jump on a local combi van.
There are many others treks including Lares, Pisac Ruins, Ollantaytambo (Quarries and Pumamarca). If you are interested, then please contact us and we can provide you with further information.
Other Activities that we can organise or recommend
- Via Ferrata and Zip Line (For more Info…http://www.naturavive.com)
- Mountain Biking
Duration: 1 day
Machu Picchu is the most popular Inca site for visitors to Peru. You need 3 tickets to get to Machu Picchu.
1. Train Ticket – Ollantaytambo to Aguas Calientes
2. Bus Ticket – Aguas Calientes to Machu Picchu
3. Machu Picchu Entry Tickets
Train Ticket – Ollantaytambo to Aguas Calientes
You can purchase these online from Peru Rail(www.perurail.com) or Inka Rail(www.incarail.com). The price will depend on:
– Choice of train company
– Seating class
– Arrival & departure time
Tickets are available at the Ollantaytambo station, however, it is best to book in advance to ensure you get the train you want.
Bus Ticket (Aguas Calientes to Machu Picchu)
Tickets are purchased from the bus departure point at Aguas Calientes or in advance from Cusco.
Machu Picchu Entry Ticket
The government has limited the number of visitors to Machu Picchu to just 2500 people per day. During the last week of July 2011 this limit was strictly enforced and many visitors without tickets were turned away. To avoid disappointment it is now recommended that visitors purchase their Machu Picchu entrance tickets well before arriving at Machu Picchu, especially in high season. Tickets to Machu Picchu can be bought online at the official website (www.machupicchu.gob.pe) and sometimes we can buy tickets for you for a commission in advance.