Following breakfast, the group is headed to a full-day excursion of the Pisac Indian Market and the Ollantaytambo Fortress. Ride through the fertile countryside of the Urubamba Valley to the colonial village of Pisac where a unique Indian Market takes place daily. The variety of products offered is overwhelming, from pottery with reproductions of archaeological pieces, to all kinds of textiles, jewelry, and Peruvian handicrafts. During your visit to this bustling marketplace, you will have the opportunity to bargain with the artisans and indigenous traders. Grab the items you like, you will hardly see the same one again. Continue to the Ollantaytambo archaeological complex, the Incas built it as a fort that included a temple, agricultural terraces, and an urban area. There are two distinct sectors: The religious and worship zone, and the residential area. Ollantaytambo was an important administrative center with probable military functions if one considers the walls and towers. There are also traces of ancient roads and aqueducts. The town of Ollantaytambo is called a “Living Inca Town” since the inhabitants maintain very old practices and customs. Lunch is included. After the tour, you will be transferred to Ollantaytambo train station in order to take the Vistadome train to Aguas Calientes.
Note: Your backpack or carry-on on the train to Machu Picchu/Aguas Calientes should not exceed 11 lbs. or 5 kgs. The size should not be larger than 62 inches or 1.57 meters. Please ensure you are prepared with a bag that meets the requirements. Your luggage will be transferred to your hotel in Cusco and will be waiting for you upon your arrival at the hotel.
| Overnight in Auguas Calientes
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