4 Days / 3 Nights
From $ 560.00 Per Person
Create Peru Adventure and Tours is one of the companies specialized doing this amazing activity. THE POTATO PARK TREK is an indigenous Biocultural dedicated to rich agrobiodiversity of the Andes. The park is located in an area known as a potato’s origin center, which was first domesticated here over 7000 years ago, and it hosts the largest in situ diversity of native potato in the world.
The potato park is a biocultural heritage that serves as a sanctuary for the biological and cultural treasures of the communities that make up the park. The farmers of the area continue to transmit the Quechua language, their traditional knowledge, and ancestral practices to their children. They open the doors of their homes and their communities to share and learn with travelers from all over the world. Therefore, is so nice to make amazing activities in this homestay communities, sacred valley plus tour and at the end Machupicchu.
- Day 01: Cusco – Potato Park or Pampallacta Community (homestay).
- Day 02: Pampallacta – Sacred Valley Plus – Aguas Calientes.
- Day 03: Machupicchu – Cusco.
You will have a thorough briefing with your guide 1 or 2 days before your nice Potato Park Experience. Your guide will meet you at your hotel and you can take this opportunity to ask questions and make any final preparations.
The pickup time from your Hotel is around 7 am and then You will drive toward to Sacred Valley until to get to Pampallacta community or potato park around 2 hours. So once when you will get to the community you will have a local people in order to welcome you and then you will go with them to have your delicious organic lunch in their local house. After lunch you will have nice local daily activities according the agriculture activity season such as planting, harvesting and some of techniques about agriculture local activities mostly about the potatoes, because you will visit the Potato Park. And during the night you will have a nice interact experiences cooking, having dinner with the local family.
- Meals: lunch, dinner.
- Accommodations: Homestay
- Maximum altitude: 3900masl.
- Minimum altitude: 3700masl.
- Level of difficulty: Easy.
Visit the Inca sites: Pisac, Maras salt mines, Moray and Ollantaytambo
After a delicious breakfast in the community you will have a moment to say good bye the family and then you will have a van to go toward sacred valley visiting this amazing place.
The full day Sacred Valley Plus Tour visits the stunning Inca Sites of Pisac, Maras Salt Mines, Moray and Ollantaytambo. You will experience beautiful colonial architecture, indigenous Inca and pre - Incan ruins at Ollantaytambo and the agricultural sites of Moray and Maras Salt Mines.
Onward, we drive to the archaeological site of Pisac, where you can see an immense Inca cemetery with more than 2000 tombs. You will learn about the incredible farming terraces carved into the mountain. We will spend about 1 hour here, exploring the ancient Inca city. These ruins are quite extensive and you will see many examples of original Incan architecture.
MARAS SALT MINES
The Salt Mines (Salineras), close to the colonial town of Maras, are Pre-Inca. Hundreds of saltpans decorate the hillside and have been used for salt extraction since before the Inca era. A natural spring at the top of the valley discharges a small stream of water heavily laden with salt, which is diverted into saltpans and evaporated to produce a salt that is of very high quality. This is one of the few places in the world where you can find naturally pink salt. This is a shorter walk than Pisac.
The stunning Inca site of Moray is also known as “The Greenhouses of the Incas.” Different levels of terraces are carved into a huge bowl, part of which was further excavated by the Incas. The terraces have varied microclimates depending on how deep into the bowl they are placed. It is believed they were used by the Incas to research the optimal conditions for their crops. This is another short stop.
We finish our tour in Ollantaytambo, exploring the archeological site for about 1 hour. Like Pisac, this is a very extensive site. You will learn about the incredible architecture of the Sun Temple, admire the water fountains, the Incahuatana and the impressive storehouses. Finally, we will take a nice train from Ollantaytambo to Aguas Calientes and then we will have accommodation.
- Meals: breakfast, lunch, dinner.
- Accommodations: hotel.
- Maximum altitude: 3900masl.
- Minimum altitude: 2000masl.
We will have breakfast at your hotel before we take a very early bus (5:30am) driving around 30 minutes to get to Machu Picchu to see the magnificent sunrise. Once there you will be given a 2-hour walking tour of the site.
If you have elected to climb Machu Picchu Mountain you will begin the hike at 10 AM. The ticket price for Machu Picchu Mountain is included in the price of your trek. If you are not climbing the mountain you will have free time to explore Machu Picchu before you return to Aguas Calientes by bus.
When you arrive in Aguas Calientes you will board the expedition train to Ollantaytambo. From Ollantaytambo you will travel by private van to Cusco and we will drop you off at your hotel. Arrival time in Cusco depends on the time of your train ticket.
- Meals: Breakfast.
- Maximum altitude: 2400m
- Minimum altitude: 2000masl