Route & dates
12 days in Sacred Valley, Chinchero & Cusco Itinerary
Start: Machu Picchu
Machu Picchu— 3 nights
Drive: 2 h 45 min
Chinchero— 3 nights
Drive: 1 h 30 min
Pisac— 3 nights
Drive: 45 min
Cusco— 2 nights
Bus + Foot + Train: 3 h 15 min
End: Machu Picchu
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A symbol of the Incan civilization, the abandoned city of Machu Picchu represents a must-see on a Peru vacation.Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Salinas de Maras and Santuario Historico de Machu Picchu. Get out of town with these interesting Machu Picchu side-trips: Chinchero (Iglesia Colonial de Chinchero & Complejo Arqueologico Chinchero), Lucho Soler (in Ollantaytambo) and Moray (in Maras). It doesn't end there: make a trip to Intipuncu and learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Mariposario de Machupicchu.
To find more things to do, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Machu Picchu trip itinerary planner.
If you are flying in from Canada, the closest major airport is Alejandro Velasco Astete International Airport. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 4th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Chinchero.
Things to do in Machu Picchu
Chinchero, Maras, Lucho Soler
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Birthplace of the Rainbow
Nestled high up on Andean Anta plains near Cusco, the small village of Chinchero overlooks the Sacred Valley of the Incas.On the 5th (Sun), hike along Urubamba Weavers' Route. On the 6th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: stop by Mercado de Artesanias, head outdoors with Peruprofundo Adventure, and then don't miss a visit to Balcon del Inka.
For where to stay, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Chinchero day trip planner.
The Route module can help you plan travel from Machu Picchu to Chinchero. On the 7th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Pisac.
Things to do in Chinchero
Calca, Urubamba Weavers' Route
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Giving good access to a number of Incan ruins, Pisaq has become a popular stop off point for vacationers exploring the Sacred Valley.Pisac has been added to your itinerary. On the 7th (Tue), pause for some serene contemplation at San Pedro Apostol de Andahuaylillas. Here are some ideas for day two: admire all the interesting features of Hacienda Sarapampa, examine the collection at ChocoMuseo Pisac, then browse the eclectic array of goods at Pisac Market, and finally don't miss a visit to Pisac.
For traveler tips, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, read our Pisac trip tool .
Getting from Chinchero to Pisac by car takes about 1.5 hours. In July, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 1°C. You will leave for home on the 10th (Fri).
Things to do in Pisac
San Pedro Apostol de Andahuaylillas, Huasao Bosque de los Ents, del Senor de los Anillos, Rumicolca
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Capital of the Inca Empire for three centuries, World Heritage-listed Cusco is now a major tourist destination, drawing nearly 2 million annual tourists with its well-preserved colonial architecture and proximity to Machu Picchu.You've now added Tipon to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 10th (Fri): explore the ancient world of Sacsayhuaman and then contemplate the long history of Tipon. Here are some ideas for day two: admire the striking features of The Company of Jesus Church, trek along exploor, then find something for the whole family at Manu Wildlife Peru, and finally steep yourself in history at Plaza de Armas.
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Traveling by car from Pisac to Cusco takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In July, daily temperatures in Cusco can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 1°C. On the 12th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.
Things to do in Cusco
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