July 13-25, 2014
Peru: Via Illuminata
Premiere Journey to the Sacred Valley
with Dr Alberto Villoldo
Machu Picchu One-Day Excursion
The magical city of Machu Picchu is an absolute “must see” on your bucket list when you journey to Peru!
We begin the day with a very early morning transfer to board the train to Machu Picchu (7,875 foot elevation). The train passes through the scenic valleys of the Andes and along the Urubamba River as it inches you closer to the “City of Light.”
Upon your arrival in Aguas Calientes, you and the Four Winds Staff will join up with guides in the fabled city, sharing their expertise of Machu Picchu. After the tour you may continue to explore the sanctuary at your own pace. Observe the vistas from the Intihuatana, the Temple of the Sun, or the Room of the Three Windows. Every which way you turn is a site to behold. Llamas graze the grassy terraces amongst the ruins and stone walls. You may even catch site of a condor as you wander or meditate in this breathtaking and tranquil city.
If you are the adventurous sort, check into a Machu Picchu hike to Huayna Picchu (time permitting), the feminine mountain towering over Machu Picchu or another hiking option would be to follow the Inca Trail from the Caretaker’s Hut to the high pass where the Sun Gate stands.
For those of you who may enjoy a little shopping, there is always the option to explore the market in Aguas Calientes instead of hiking.
Once you have been filled to overflowing with the sacred sites and energy of Machu Picchu, our group will make an afternoon return by train and bus to our hotel in the Sacred Valley.
Base add-on price of $375.00 includes your round-trip train ride, bus trip to/from Aguas Calientes to Machu Picchu; and your entrance fee.