A vaca that’s fun & keeps your waistline in check
Healthy Voyager Tours launches this October with the first of many breathtaking trips to come, with the Inca Adventure in association with Fit Tours. Your healthy, special diet, fit adventure takes place in Peru’s Urubamba Valley, known as the Sacred Valley of the Incas, that lies between Cusco and Machu Picchu. Along the valley are stunning colonial villages where ancient customs live together among impressive Inca ruins. Possessing a special energy, this valley is the perfect place for our first Healthy Voyager Tour where we will explore the varied attractions and rich culture including some of world’s best hiking through the Andean Mountains. Incomparable Inca ruins and other remnants of that indelible legacy lie in all directions, easily accessible from our resort.
The fertile valley – marked by the Urubamba River and majestic Andes mountains, charming villages, and stunning examples of Inca stonemasonry – is a beautiful, laid-back area attracting visitors interested in renewing, exploring the great outdoors, and enjoying the area’s year round splendid weather and lower altitude (2,700 m/8,900 ft, compared to Cusco’s 3,400 m/11,000 ft).
Nothing but the best for our healthy trip, our accommodations are found in the perfect location. Just down the road from the town of Ollantaytambo – with its remarkable original Inca old town, hilltop ruins and lively market is just 15 minutes away; within a half-hour are the town of Maras, from which travelers can visit the ancient and photogenic Salineras salt mines and the mysterious Inca ruins at Moray. The famed artisans’ market and towering Inca fortress in Pisac are just 45 minutes away.
Machu Picchu: 120 km from the city of Cusco, Machu Picchu is without doubt one of the few places on earth where not only the works of man take your breath away with their perfection and harmony of shape, but the surrounding countryside is also astonishingly beautiful. What is even more surprising is how the Incas managed to combine architecture and nature in such a way that one complements the other to make an inseparable whole. The greenery of the great mountains act as custodians of the sacred city, the sound of the wind and the river Urubamba in the distance create such energy in Machu Picchu that at its summit you feel quite simply closer to heaven. Built entirely in stone from the natural quarries nearby, the city has two sections: the urban area and the agricultural area consisting of numerous terraced fields. Within the urban zone are palaces, squares and temples with the Pyramid of Intihuatana and the temples at its foot being the most important religious sites in the city. The Machu Picchu Historic Sanctuary was declared a Natural and Cultural World Heritage Site by UNESCO in 1983, a double distinction which it shares with few other places. We will climb and explore this incredible site making for a truly unique Healthy Voyager Tour.
For more info visit Healthy Voyager! They are running a special through September 1st – if you sign up with a friend between now and then, you will both receive $100 off of your tour package!