Lima to Sacred Valley
This morning you will be escorted back to the Lima Airport for your commercial flight to Cusco.
Upon arrival in Cusco, you will be met by your guide and driver for a private transfer to the Sacred Valley. Your guide will stay with you for all of your scheduled excursions until you depart Cusco at the end of your trip.
You will travel through a spectacular panorama of patchwork fields en route to the “Sacred Valley of the Incas.” The route includes picturesque Andean towns, agricultural terraces, and archaeological sites. The mild climate, the varied and dramatic scenery of snow-capped mountains, flowering meadows, lush green hills and spectacular flora and fauna, make the Valley a prime adventure destination in South America. At a lower elevation than Cusco, the Valley is a warm and comfortable environment to begin your exploration of the region.
You will first visit will be at Wayra Ranch where you will be greeted by the aromas of freshly baked bread and tasty empanadas. Enjoy a variety of potatoes grown in remote Andean communities, whose inhabitants preserve these potatoes as a part of their own personal histories and culture. You will be amazed by the many varieties and their unusual tastes, prepared with local herbs grown in the nearby gardens. Local dishes, including tamales, anticucho kebabs, roast lechón (suckling pork), baby chicken and salmon trout are cooked to your taste and served at your table. The finale will be the Peruvian desserts, such as picarones made on the spot and served with abundant chancaca honey, Limeñan suspiro pudding, alfajores biscuits filled with dulce de leche, among other inspirations of the chef!
During lunch, you will witness a spectacular equestrian exhibition featuring horses trained with their graceful gait and set to the rhythm of live marinera music. This special breed of Peruvian horses has been an important part of the Criolla culture for more than 400 years, and this is a legacy that the locals proudly share with visitors.
Following your tour, you will be transferred to Inkaterra Hacienda Urubamba, where you will spend two nights. Breakfast is included in your stay.
Inkaterra Hacienda Urubamba Meals: Breakfast / Lunch