The Andean region is culturally diverse with ancient customs and traditions still being in practice and a wide range of biodiversity. This tour programme was designed the following to learn and witness real andean culture. This short itinerary includes the visit of a fertile valley with Inca towns, farmlands and picturesque andean towns and ending with the guided tour of the Inca sanctuary of Machu Picchu.
The Cultural Immersion Travel to Machu Picchu aims a new experience of travelling in Peru, visiting local communities and taking part of the local activities such as llama and Alpaca shearing festival wool dyeing and knitting afterwards, you will be offered to sample typical, food based on Alpaca meat and fermented corn beer.
This new tour to Machu Picchu is designed for those who want to experience and support local communities. Book Now the Cultural Immersion Travel.
Sustainable Tourism: The Culture Immersion Travel involves an eco-friendly service and a community project for its porters.
Service Level: Comfortable, tourist-class accommodation, tourist-class train, and private transport.
This tour is for you?: Moderate; a low-altitude hike, accessible to healthy travelers.
Age Requirement: 4+. Please note: all participants under the age of 18 must be accompanied by an adult.
Cultural Immesion Operator: The local porters is immesion in the local .
Crew: Community people, a professional Tour Guide and a representitive of Tierras Vivas.
Meals: 1x breakfast, 1x lunch, 1x dinner, 1x bag of snacks.
Transportation: Private van, 2x train (Expedition train service).
Accommodation: Hotel, 1 night. During the 2-day Immesion Cultura Travel to Machu Picchu, you will spend a night in a comfortable hotel with a private bathroom.
Departure Point: We pick you up from your hotel (please check the Starting Point & Pick-Up section under the Essential Info bookmark).
Briefing Point: Our guide will visit your hotel 2 or 1 day prior to the trek.
Briefing Time: Between 5:00 - 6:00 pm.
Return Point: Cusco - our driver will drop-off at your hotel/hostel/Airbnb apartment.
IMPORTANT NOTE: A FEE FOR MONEY TRANSFER IS ALREADY INCLUDED IN THE TOUR PRICE!
Day 01: Cusco - Ollantaytambo - Rumira Sondormayo community - Machu Picchu town
Day 02: Machu Picchu - Cusco
Early transfer from your hotel to Rumira Sondormayo andean community. You will drive towards northeast of Cusco city to the sacred valley of the Incas(Incas‘ main breadbasket). This is a scenic journey with amazing farmlands arranged in patches, snow-capped mountains, and picturesque andean villages. You will drive past the handcraft town of Chinchero and then down to Sacred valley of the Incas past the biggest town of Urubamba, and next towards the Inca town of Ollantaytambo where you will drive off on a dirt road to the picturesque andean town of Willoc. This town is located in a narrow fertile valley with maize and potato fields spread along and high up on the steep slopes and crossed by river Patacancha and is situated at an altitude of 3,750mt/12,300ft. It is the most traditional andean town. The inhabitants still wear their traditional clothes and practice their customs and traditions.They still farm different varieties of potatoes, maize, beans, etc. and raise llamas and Alpacas. The llama has been traditionally raised by pre inca and inca peoples , and it has been highly bred for meat, wool, skin and used as pack animals. Before lunch, you will learn how locals herd the llamas and Alpacas into their pens, sheer the ready ones and about the different plants they have been using for dying wool. After a traditional succulent typicacal lunch, you will be transferred back to Ollantaytambo Inca town for a walking tour and finally board the train to Machu Picchu town. Overnight in a hotel.
The town of Machu Picchu is located on the eyebrow of the jungle and an altitude of 2,000 meters. After an early breakfast, you will leave the hotel and and queue up to get on the bus to Machu Picchu Inca sanctuary. Upon arriving up on top of the mountain and to the entrance gate of Machupicchu Inca site, you will enter and wander about the site conducted by your tour guide. After the tour, if you have booked any of the mountains, enjoy the hike to the top and admire the striking views of the surrounding scenery.Finally back down from the mounatin, take the bus down to Machu Picchu town to rest and enjoy lunch till the time for your train to leave.