9 days in Machu Picchu, Ollantaytambo & Maras Itinerary

9 days in Machu Picchu, Ollantaytambo & Maras Itinerary

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9 days in Machu Picchu, Ollantaytambo & Maras Itinerary

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.
Take a break from Machu Picchu with a short trip to Zipline in Santa Teresa, about 30 minutes away. There's still lots to do: explore the ancient world of Santuario Historico de Machu Picchu, get to know the resident critters at Mariposario de Machupicchu, don't miss a visit to Intipuncu, and take in the natural beauty of Hot Springs (Aguas Calientes).

To find ratings, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Machu Picchu trip itinerary planner .

If you are flying in from Brazil, the closest major airport 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 Outdoors

Side Trip

Zipline
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Santuario Historico de Machu Picchu ©
Intipuncu ©
Intipuncu
Winay Wayna ©
Winay Wayna

3
nights
Ollantaytambo

Ollantaytambo ©
Retaining much of its centuries-old architecture, Ollantaytambo represents one of the world's finest examples of Incan city planning.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Fri): kick your exploration up a notch at some of the top local zipline courses and adventure parks. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: delve into the distant past at Pinkuylluna Mountain Granaries, then delve into the distant past at Archaeological Park Ollantaytambo, and then examine the collection at Choco Museo.

To find photos, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Ollantaytambo trip planner .

Take a train from Machu Picchu to Ollantaytambo in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In June, daily temperatures in Ollantaytambo can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 23rd (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Maras.

Things to do in Ollantaytambo

Outdoors Adventure Tours

Side Trip

Zipline
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Archaeological Park Ollantaytambo ©
Archaeological Park Ollantaytambo
Zipline
Pinkuylluna Mountain Granaries ©
Pinkuylluna Mountain Granaries

3
nights
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 with an excursion to Iglesia San Martin de Tours in Huarocondo--about 38 minutes away. There's lots more to do: explore the striking landscape at Salinas de Maras, steep yourself in history at Moray, see the interesting displays at Yucay Museo de Cultura Viva, and stroll through Urubamba Weavers' Route.

Plan trip to Maras with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

Getting from Ollantaytambo to Maras by car takes about an hour. In June in Maras, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 1°C at night. You will leave for home on the 26th (Wed).

Things to do in Maras

Parks Outdoors Historic Sites

Side Trips

Yucay Museo de Cultura Viva, Iglesia San Martin de Tours, 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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