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The Best of Cusco

5 days / 4 nights
The Best of Cusco

The Sacred Valley tour is one of the most popular tours in the region. The Sacred Valley of the Incas was a crucial area for the Inca empire and it functioned as both an agricultural, spiritual and political center for them. Throughout its length there are many Inca and Pre-Inca sites that can be found and the Sacred Valley tour visits the 2 main sites, Pisac and Ollantaytambo. Lasting a full day you will get to appreciate the fine works of craftmanship that the Incas produced and see the beautiful scenery of the Sacred Valley. Many tourists opt to do this tour just before their visit to Machu Picchu as you can choose to finish in Ollantaytambo from where you take the train on to Aguas Calientes (the town at the base of Machu Picchu).


''If you are in cusco don't miss out on the Sacred Valley, it is situated slightly lower than cusco and can help with acclimatisation. A days trip can take in a number of sights, the main and impressive one being Ollantaytambo a huge hill fortress, mind blowing in its size and construction, allow some time to look around the town too. The valley is very green and fertile with the river running through and you can even stop off for some chicha morada (a purple corn fermented drink) on the way back to Cusco''.


Useful Information

  • Daily departures .
  • Need to book in Advance.
  • Pick from Hotel for Private Services (07:30am).
  • Tour hours: from 07:30am to 18:00 pmish.
  • All Included (except gratuities)

Itinerary outline 




Flight Arrival time:  TBC


On your arrival to Cusco a representative of “Llama Path” will be waiting for you to transfer you to your hotel, in the downtown of Cusco city.



Pick up time from your hotel: 1:00 pm




The itinerary can change because of weather, strikes and festivals.

Main square – Plaza de Armas.
Cusco Main Square is a point where travelers, this wonderful place combines the best of nature and daily urban life, this square has an origin that dates back long before the conquest, and its part within the Inca Empire was of great importance.

Atrium of the Cathedral

A useful stop to learn and admire the oldest cathedral in Peru, the second biggest one in the American continent.


San Francisco Square

Walk along into the Botanical Garden of Cusco, we will show you the national flower.


Saint Claire Arch

Stroll past the most iconic arch from Cusco, built to commemorate the Peru–Bolivian Confederation in the 19th century.


San Pedro Market

Continue to the Mercado San Pedro, the oldest and the only one traditional market in Cusco.


Street of the Sun

Get to know about La Calle del Sol or Inti Kijllu in the Quechua language, one of the fewest wide stone pathways well-kept from the Inca period.


Santo Domingo church and Qoricancha

Awesome intro about this Andean baroque style church and the famous Inca temple known as Qoricancha.



Pick up time from your hotel: 8:00 am

The Sacred Valley refers to the valley that runs from the town of Pisac, through Ollantaytambo, and finishes at the citadel of Machu Picchu, with the Urubamba River running along the valley floor. The valley was an extremely important area for the Inca civilization, due to its fertile land, which provided the perfect place for the empire to flourish and grow.


Our first stop is the town of Pisac, where we visit the indigenous market and Inca citadel up on the hill behind the town. From Pisac, we will continue along the valley, past the villages of Coya and Calca.


We will then arrive to the larger town of Urubamba, where we will have lunch. After lunch, we visit the authentic town of Ollantaytambo and the Inca citadel here, which is the best-preserved Inca citadel, and some of the finest stonework you will see in Peru.

+ Overnight in Ollantaytambo



Train departure time: 06:05 am or 07:45 pm (to be confirmed)

We will pick you up from your Hotel 40 minutes approx. (prior train departure) and take you to the train station in Ollantaytambo .

Once we cath the train, we are going to ride last 2 hours with majestic views, you arrive at Aguas Calientes (Machupicchu Town Outside of the train station your tour guide will be waiting for you and will take you by bus up to Machupicchu where you will have a guided tour of around two hours.


Your train leaves at 15:20 pm (to be confirmed) (please go to the train station 30 minutes prior to departure) your train goes to Ollantaytambo (it takes two hours) and outside of the train station you will be picked up by the Llama Path driver and you will be taken back to Cusco.



We will pick you up at 4:30 AM. Then we are going to set out


on a drive through the South Valley. The drive takes around 3 hours to get Chillihuani community where we are going to stop for breakfast. After that we are going to drive you 15 minutes more to the bus station where we are going to start with the trekking of 2 hours approx. long to the rainbow mountain (most of the way is going up). In the way up we are going to be able to enjoy amazing landscapes of herds of alpacas and llamas, the Ausangate Mountain, many red mountains and traditional local houses. When we finally reach our golal the Rainbow Mountains (5036 mslyou will have time to explore the area and take pictures. We will spend approximately 30 minutes to 1 hour (depend of your trekking speed and weather conditions).


After the amazing view of the landscapes on the top we are going to down to the beginning of our trekking point, that take 2 hours approx. where we are going to take our transportation to the lunch spot. Then you are going to be drive to Cusco, and drop you at your hotel.


Pick up time: 07:30 am

This tour introduces to some of Cusco's most interesting Inca sites. The tour starts with a visit to the Colonial town of Maras and its church. From Maras we continue to the nearby Inca site of Moray, a magnificent series of terrace circles set into the ground that were once used by the Incas for experimentation with crops. Our final destination are the salt mines which have been in use since Pre-Inca times. Water from a subterranean stream is channeled through pools where it evaporates and leaves behind pure salt crystals. With thousands of stark white pools stretching down the valley, the views are stunning.

At the end of the tour, we are going to drop off you at the airport.





  • Transfer to Hotel
  • Half day tour
  • Entrance ticket
  • Tourist guide




  • Sacred Valley Tour, private service
  • English speaking guide
  • Entrances/Tourist ticket
  • Buffet Lunch in Urubamba (Tunupa restaurant)
  • Round trip Transportation




  • Professional English-Speaking Tour Guide
  • Pick-up from your hotel
  • Transportation by bus to and from Ollantaytambo
  • Return transportation by Expedition Train from Ollantaytambo to Aguas Calientes
  • Entrance to Machu Picchu and 2 hour guided tour of the site
  • Return bus from Machu Picchu to Aguas Calientes




  • Pick up from your hotel.
  • Round trip transportation in our bus
  • Breakfast
  • 1 buffet lunch (¡eat as much as you like!)
  • Hot drinks.
  • Tour Guide.
  • First Aid kit and Oxygen bottle.
  • 1 Emergency Horse
  • Entrance fee.
  • + Transfer to Airport




  • Round-trip transportation (tourist bus)
  • English-speaking Tour Guide
  • Transfer to airport


  • Accomodation: 3 Nights in Cusco apartment + 1 night in 3* Hotel (Ollantaytambo)
  • Return transfers: Airport-Hotel- Airport.
  • Walking tour “Private service”
  • Sacred Valley “Private service”
  • Machu picchu train tour “Private service”
  • Rainbow mountain tour “Private service”
  • Maras & Moray tour “Private service”


  • Meals
  • Entrance to Huayna Picchu Mountain
  • Vistadome
  • Tips
  • Travel Insurance - you are strongly recommended to take out travel insurance for the duration of your trip.

Price for 2023

PRICES FOR 2023 (For groups leaving from 1st March 2023 to 31 January 2024):

  • 1 person   $ per person
  • 2 people  $2613 per person
  • 3 people   $ per person
  • 4 people   $ per person
  • 5 people   $ per person
  • 6 + people $ per person


  • Under 18's Discount: US$30
  • Student Discount US$30 *

* Please note that according to the Government the requirements to apply for the student discount are as follows:

  • Student card must be specified the current year you enter on the hike/trip (2023)
  • It must have an issue date and expiration date.
  • Student card has to be issued by the university
  • The student must not be older than 25 years old
  • Student Card has to contain the following: university information, personal information of the student, photo of the student.

 Additional/Extras NOT Included (Need to book in Advance):

  • Machu Picchu Mountain climbing:  USD 85.00
  • Huayna Picchu Mountain climbing: USD 85.00
  • Vistadome/Panoramico 360° Train upgrade: FROM USD50.00 (Please check).


  • Original Passport
  • Student Card if you are a student and want to qualify for the discount you need to let us know in advance before booking.
  • Waterproof jacket / rain poncho
  • Warm jacket
  • T-shirts
  • Comfortable Trousers
  • Sun hat
  • Sun cream (factor 35 or higher)
  • Insect repellant
  • Personal medication
  • Camera and film
  • November to April rainy season

How To Book

If you would like to confirm your reservation, please do the following:


  1. Main departure date:

Back-up date:  (this will allow us to book your alternative date immediately if necessary - i.e. if there are no spaces for your preferred date. It avoids delays in sending and responding to emails and the possibility of missing a booking for even your alternative date).


  1. Send us the following information:

a)-Full name (as it appears on passport)

  1. b) Gender
  2. c) Date of birth
  3. d) Passport number (it is important that we receive the passport number that you will use whilst on the trek; please advise if you think you will change your passport before you do the Inca trail). There is an $8 fee for changing your passport number.  Please send a scanned copy of your new passport as soon as you have it.
  4. e) Nationality (country of passport issued)


  1. Confirm whether you are a student (it is necessary to have a valid student card to qualify as a student) and if so scan and email it at the time ofbooking. You will also need to take the original on the Inca Trail.
  2. Let us know if you have any special dietary requirements or medical conditions that we should know about.
  3. Please read our terms and conditions http://www.llamapath.com/terms.html - and confirm you accept them by writing YES within brackets (      ).
  4. Let us know a contact telephone number (for possible use during the reservation process - sometimes we need to contact you urgently with regard to departure date etc).
  5. Please confirm if you would like to climb Wayna Picchu Mountain (1 1/2 hour round trip climb near Machu Picchu site) as it needs to be booked well in advance too; this is $85 per person and there are 2 time sessions: 7 - 8am or 8 – 9 am – this also needs to be specified although you need to be flexible to either time.

Please note,if you get the permits for the 7am start you will probably have to miss the Machu Picchu guided tour.

  1. Confirm room type. Our prices are based on a shared room so please indicate if you would like a double or twin. (A triple can be organized if numbers are applicable).
  2. There is a single supplement of $50 if you would like a single room.


  1. Confirm if you would like the Vistadome train for your return trip. This has panoramic windows for better views and a snack on board. This is $50 extra per person.

Note, this may go to Ollantaytambo / Poroy depending on availability and you will return to Cusco from there by bus.


Payment Options https://www.llamapath.com/en/payment-options  


Pay a deposit: A non-refundable deposit of 50% of the total tour price is requested in order to secure all your permits for the different tours. (the rest has to be paid in cash (American dollars / Peruvian soles) once you arrive in Cusco, 48 hours prior to trip departure. Please advise if you will have anydelays on arrival).


PLEASE: Make sure to add the fees associated with your PayPal / VISA transaction (aprox. 4.5%) Llama Path will be sending  you a receipt indicating the exact amount we received from you and the amount of the balance to be paid upon your arrival in Cusco.


Payment can be made through either of the following:



Go to www.paypal.com  and if you have an account, enter your account information (username and password).

Choose the option ´send money´ to: deposits@llamapath.com   (IMPORTANT: please

ensure you choose the option ‘purchase’ and ‘services’. Do not choose the

option ‘personal’).


IMPORTANT: please make sure the payment sent in USD. If the money is sent in

other currencies, we will accept it too using the website http://www.xe.com/

as a reference.


Please Note Local Payment (payment of Balance) will be paid upon your arrival in Cusco in cash and in US Dollars.


PLEASE: Make sure to add the fees associated with your PayPal / VISA transaction (aprox. 4.5%) Llama Path will be sending  you a receipt indicating the exact amount we received from you and the amount of the balance to be paid upon your arrival in Cusco.




Go to https://pagolink.niubiz.com.pe/pagoseguro/LLAMAPATH/32588 

Fill up the form with the requested details of your card and write the amount you want to send in the box (avoid using symbols like $ or additional letter like USD).

Important: No need to fill in the 'Purchase Number' part.

At the end of the transaction, you will have a screen with a confirmation receipt. Please search into it and email us confirming deposit and the order number.


PLEASE: Make sure to add the fees associated with your PayPal / VISA transaction (aprox. 4.5%) Llama Path will be sending  you a receipt indicating the exact amount we received from you and the amount of the balance to be paid upon your arrival in Cusco.

Llama Path Terms and Conditions


DEFINITIONS: The definitions below will apply throughout these terms and conditions:

  1. Client means a person who books a trip offered by Llama Path and includes all participants that person may book a trip on behalf of;
  2. Day Tour means any Trip offered by Llama Path that only lasts one day in duration;
  3. Deposit means
    1. For Treks: USD $300 per participant, per Trek, payable to Llama Path at the time of booking the Trek. If a Client wishes to do Wayna Picchu Mountain, or Machu Picchu Mountain, the deposit will be $385 for all Inca Trail treks and any alternative treks e.g. Salkantay, Lares,Vilcabamba.
    2. PLEASE: Make sure to add the fees associated with your PayPal / VISA transaction (aprox. 4.5%) Llama Path will be sending  you a receipt indicating the exact amount we received from you and the amount of the balance to be paid upon your arrival in Cusco.
    3. For Peru Itineraries: 50% of the total itinerary price, payable to Llama Path at the time of booking the Trip.
  • For Day Tours: 50% of the total tour price, payable to Llama Path at the time of booking the Trip.
  • Once the deposit is received, we proceed to purchase the permits and all services immediately through the Peruvian Goverment.
  1. Llama Path means Llama Path, a fully licensed, professional tour operator, based in Cusco, Peru and includes any employees, and associated persons of the company;
  2. Peru Itinerary means a multi-day Trip offered by Llama Path where trekking is not the main activity.
  3. Terms means these terms and conditions, as may be updated by Llama Path from time to time;
  4. Trek means a Trip where trekking is the main activity;
  5. Trip means any trip, tour or trek offered by Llama Path and booked by a Client.
  1. ACCEPTANCE: The Client agrees that the Client will be bound by these Terms upon payment of the Deposit.
  2. APPLICATION AND TERM: These Terms apply to all Trips from the date that a Deposit is paid, until the date the Trip finishes.
  3. PRICE: The prices of all Trips offered by Llama Path are as listed in the Llama Path offices and on the Llama Path website, and may be updated by Llama Path from time to time. All prices are based on double accommodation, an extra charge will be applied for single accommodation in case of Alternative treks and shot Inca Trail.
  5. Deposit: the Client may pay the Deposit using one of the following two methods:
    1. PayPal: using www.paypal.com the option must be selected to ‘send money’ to the address deposits@llamapath.com, as a purchase of services, not a personal payment.
    2. Visa: follow the prompts to pay the Deposit using https://www.multimerchantvisanet.com/formularioweb/formulariopago.aspx, found on the payment section of the Llama Path website. The Client will receive an order number, and this must be sent in an email to Llama Path confirming the deposit has been paid.
  6. Balance: Following payment of the Deposit, the balance payable for a Trip is due as follows
    1. For Treks and Day Tours: no more than 48 hours before the first day of the Trek, at the Llama Path offices. Payments may be made in cash in USD or Peruvian soles (using the exchange rate on the day). If a Client is unable to comply with this clause, Llama Path must be notified at least 48 hours before the Trip, and will have full discretion as to whether late payment will be permitted.
    2. For Peru Itineraries: no less than two weeks before the start date of the Trip, using the PayPal method described in clause 5ai. If a Client is unable to comply with this clause, Llama Path must be notified at least two weeks before the Trip, and will have full discretion as to whether late payment will be permitted.
  7. AVAILABLE DATES: When a Client sends a booking enquiry to Llama Path, they must provide a range of dates that they are available to travel. Llama Path will prioritize the Client’s preferential dates, however the Client authorizes Llama Path to use any of the dates in the range provided by the Client to book a Trip.


  1. STUDENT AND UNDER 18’S DISCOUNT: A discount will be provided to students aged 25 or under, and persons under the age of 18, at the date the Trip begins. The amount of such discount will be advised by Llama Path. Students must send a copy of a valid university identification card to Llama Path at the time of booking, the identification must be valid for the duration of the Trip, and the physical card must be presented upon arrival in Cusco.
  2. TRANSFERS: The Client is not permitted in any way whatsoever to transfer a Deposit, including to a different Trip, date, to any other person, or to the balance of another Trip or person.




a)  If a Trip is cancelled or a Client wishes to leave a Trip, for any reason, the Deposit and any balance paid will not be refundable, . If the Trip has been paid in full, there may be components that the Client can still use, such as the Machu Picchu entrance, train ticket and bus ticket.

b) Deposit is non refundable , , non transfarable to another tour ,date or person Because the permits are purchased through the Peruvian government and due to their rules the permits are not transferable and no refundable.

c)  Refunds will be provided for Day Tours (City Tour , Sacred Valley , Southern Valley , Maras Moray , River Rafting , Rainbow Mountain , Humantay Lake) as follows:

  1. 100% refund of the Deposit if Llama Path receives notice of the cancellation at least 30 days before the date of the Day Tour (City Tour , Sacred Valley , Southern Valley , Maras Moray , River Rafting , Rainbow Mountain , Humantay Lake) does not apply for hiking treks.
  2. 50% refund of the Deposit if Llama Path receives notice of the cancellation between 15 and 29 days before the date of the Day Tour;
  • For day tours ,No refund of the Deposit will be provided if Llama Path receives notice of the cancellation less than 15 days before the date of the Day Tour.
  • ALTERATION BY LLAMA PATH: The Client acknowledges that travelling in Peru requires flexibility, patience, and understanding that changes may be required. Llama Path may at any time alter a Trip’s itinerary, due to any circumstances that may occur beyond its reasonable control, and will not be liable for any such change


11.FORCE MAJEURE: Llama Path is not responsible or liable where any force majeure event or circumstance occurs which is beyond the control of Llama Path, including but not limited to acts of God, civil or military disturbances, extreme weather, disease, technological interruptions, labour strikes, or acts of war or terrorism . The Client recognizes that Llama Path may need to alter, or even cancel, a Trip in response to a force majeure event or circumstance, and will not be liable for any such alteration or cancellation.


12. PROTEST OR STRIKE EARLY DEPARTURE: In the event of a protest or a strike, which may affect the itinerary of a Trip, Llama Path, at its discretion, may decide to leave early for the Trip in order to provide the best service possible. In such cases, Llama Path will charge an increment to cover the extra costs incurred, such amount as to be determined by Llama Path, depending on the circumstances


13. HOLIDAY OR ELECTION EXTRA CHARGE: Where a Trip takes place on one or more of any of the following days, due to reasons of public holiday, or elections in Peru, an extra charge per person, per Trip will be applied: December 22, 23, 24, 25, 29, 30, 31, January 1, and any day that an election may fall on. The extra charge will be determined by Llama Path (35 usd), and covers staff’s fines for missing elections, or is a bonus for staff missing a public holiday.

  • EVACUATION: If a Client is not able to complete a Trip, transport costs back to Cusco or the final destination of the Trip, in the case of medical emergency will be covered by the Client. Any other loss, damage or costs related to a Client’s evacuation from a Trip and additional emergency services will also be the Client’s responsibility. The Client agrees to abide by all Llama Path’s guides’ decisions in all circumstances where a Client needs to be evacuated for any reason from a Trip CLIENT RESPONSIBILITIES
    1. Insurance: Llama Path strongly recommends that the Client purchases adequate travel insurance to cover any cancellations, delays, medical expenses, emergencies, interruptions due to unforeseen circumstances, and loss or damage of personal possessions or equipment that may occur in relation to a Trip. The Client acknowledges that the Client is responsible for all loss or damage suffered by the Client, except as expressly provided in these Terms.
    2. Risk: The Client acknowledges that Trips are adventurous, and inherently involve a certain amount of personal risk, especially Treks. The Client accepts responsibility for all risks associated with a Trip and agrees to neither sue, nor hold liable in any way, Llama Path, or any of its employees for any loss, damage or injury suffered by a Client in relation to a Trip.
    3. Guide authority: The Client agrees that Llama Path guides have full and final authority on all matters and decisions in relation to the Trip, and the Client will act in good faith to follow such authority and advice of Llama Path guides.
    4. Preparation: The Client acknowledges that although Llama Path will act in good faith to assist the Client during the Trip, it is the Client’s sole responsibility to ensure that the Client is adequately prepared for the Trip with the correct gear, and any special medial or dietary requirements that he or she may require. 
      1. Passport Validity: The Client must ensure that their passport is valid for at least six months from the date of their arrival in Peru. This is a Peruvian government requirement, and failure to do so may result in permission being denied to enter the country.
      2. It is the responsibility of each tourist to check the requirements to enter Peru before organizing a tour in our country.
      3. Visa to visit Peru: It is the Client’s responsibility to ensure sure they organize and fulfill the visa requirements, if any, required for their entry and stay in Peru;
      4. Acclimatization: The Client acknowledges Llama Path’s very strong recommendation that the Client stays in Cusco, or another high altitude city above 3,000 meters, for at least three days before starting a Trek. This will help minimize any possible effects of altitude sickness.
  1. GEAR: Llama Path require that an additional price be paid by the Client to hire certain gear items that a Client borrows for a Trek. Such prices are listed on the Llama Path website, and may be updated by Llama Path from time to time at its sole discretion.
  2. PORTERS ON THE INCA TRAIL: Llama Path uses porters on the Inca Trail to carry cooking equipment and tents. This does not include sleeping bags or sleeping mats, these are the Client’s responsibility. A Client may hire an extra porter to assist them in carrying their personal belongings, including their sleeping bag and sleeping mat, however this will require payment of an extra cost, found on the Llama Path website.
  3. LIMITATION OF LIABILITY: Llama Path’s total liability to the Client is limited, to the maximum extent permitted by law, to the amount of money paid to Llama Path by the Client. Llama Path will be in no way liable for any further loss or damage suffered by the Client except as expressly provided in these Terms.
  4. GOVERNING LAW: These Terms shall be governed by the laws of Peru and the Client and Llama Path agree to submit to the jurisdiction of the courts of Peru in relation to any dispute regarding these Term
  5. For tours outside of Cusco we work with our partners, reliable companies with many years of experience, we always make sure to provide you with the best possible experience through them.
  6. Prices are subject to change due to social, economic, political and other reasons that prevent us to continue doign our tours with the prices agreed upon prior to the reservation.
  7. Confirmation According to the authorities it is very important to confirm your reservation 24 hours before the tour so you have to confirm your presence at the tour at least 24 hours in advance.

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