9 days in Machu Picchu, Ollantaytambo & Maras Itinerary

9 days in Machu Picchu, Ollantaytambo & Maras Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Machu Picchu
1
Machu Picchu
— 2 nights
Train:  1 h 30 min
2
Ollantaytambo
— 3 nights
Drive:  1 h
3
Maras
— 3 nights
Taxi + Train:  2 h
End: Machu Picchu

2
nights
Machu Picchu

Machu Picchu ©
A symbol of the Incan civilization, the abandoned city of Machu Picchu represents a must-see on a Peru vacation.
Step out of Machu Picchu with an excursion to Zipline in Santa Teresa--about 32 minutes away. There's much more to do: steep yourself in history at Santuario Historico de Machu Picchu, get great views at Intipuncu, stroll through Mandor, and take in the natural beauty of Hot Springs (Aguas Calientes).

Plan my day in Machu Picchu using traveler tips and tourist information provided by Inspirock.

If you are flying in from Brazil, the closest major aiport is Alejandro Velasco Astete International Airport. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Thu) to allow enough time to take a train to Ollantaytambo.

Things to do in Machu Picchu

Historic Sites Parks Adventure

Side Trip

Zipline
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Santuario Historico de Machu Picchu ©
Santuario Historico de Machu Picchu
Hot Springs (Aguas Calientes) ©
Hot Springs (Aguas Calientes)
Plaza Manco Capac ©
Plaza Manco Capac

3
nights
Ollantaytambo

Ollantaytambo ©
Retaining much of its centuries-old architecture, Ollantaytambo represents one of the world's finest examples of Incan city planning.
Start off your visit on the 21st (Fri): whizz through the canopy at categoryPhrases.alias.some_of_the_top_local_zipline_courses_and_adventure_parks. On the 22nd (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the ancient world of Pinkuylluna Mountain Granaries, then contemplate the long history of Archaeological Park Ollantaytambo, and then examine the collection at Choco Museo.

To see where to stay, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Ollantaytambo tour itinerary planner.

Take a train from Machu Picchu to Ollantaytambo in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in June, and nighttime lows around 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 23rd (Sun) to allow time for the car ride to Maras.

Things to do in Ollantaytambo

Adventure Tours Outdoors

Side Trip

Zipline
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Archaeological Park Ollantaytambo ©
Archaeological Park Ollantaytambo
Zipline
Choco Museo ©
Choco Museo

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Maras

Maras ©
Maras is a town in the Sacred Valley of the Incas, 40 kilometers north of Cuzco, in the Cuzco Region of Peru. Step out of Maras to go to Huarocondo and see Iglesia San Martin de Tours, which is approximately 36 minutes away. There's lots more to do: take in the dramatic natural features at Salinas de Maras, explore the ancient world of Moray, examine the collection at Yucay Museo de Cultura Viva, and stroll through Urubamba Weavers' Route.

To see reviews, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Maras trip planner.

Traveling by car from Ollantaytambo to Maras takes an hour. In June, daytime highs in Maras are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 1°C. You will leave for home on the 26th (Wed).

Things to do in Maras

Parks Trails Historic Sites

Side Trips

Iglesia San Martin de Tours, Yucay Museo de Cultura Viva, Urubamba Weavers' Route
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Salinas de Maras ©
Salinas de Maras
Moray ©
Moray
Urubamba Weavers' Route ©
Urubamba Weavers' Route

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