2 Days Sacred Valley and Machu Picchu Tour

2 Days / 1 Night from US $ 329.00
2 Days Sacred Valley and Machu Picchu Tour
2 Days / 1 Night from US $ 329.00
Cusco - Pisac - Ollantaytambo - Machu Picchu
Max Altitude
2800 m. / 9184 ft.
Trip Length
2 Days / 1 Night
Group Size
Up to 12 people
Physical Level
Easy
Trip Style
Cultural
LODGING TYPE
Hostel

2 Day Sacred Valley and Machu Picchu Tour Overview

Embark on an exhilarating journey with Inkas Destination on our 2 Day Sacred Valley and Machu Picchu Tour. This meticulously crafted adventure immerses you in the awe-inspiring landscapes of Peru. It also delves into the rich history of two treasured destinations in the country. These are the Sacred Valley and Machu Picchu.

Discover the Magic of the Sacred Valley

Day one of our tour introduces you to the breathtaking Sacred Valley. We will begin in the historic city of Cusco, where our expert tour guide will meet you. As we traverse the valley, you’ll witness a tapestry of lush fields and traditional villages, each with its unique charm.

The highlight of the day is a visit to an archaeological site. Here the mysteries of the Inca civilization come alive. After soaking in the valley’s cultural and natural splendor, we will indulge in a delightful buffet lunch. This meal offers a taste of the local cuisine.

Journey to Aguas Calientes: Gateway to Machu Picchu

As the afternoon unfolds, we’ll board a train to Aguas Calientes, the gateway to Machu Picchu. This scenic train journey is an experience in itself, weaving through the Andean landscape. Upon arrival, we’ll check into a carefully selected hotel in Aguas Calientes, ensuring your comfort and relaxation. The evening is yours to explore the town or simply unwind in anticipation of the next day’s adventure.

Exploring the Marvels of Machu Picchu

We will dedicate the second day of the tour to the crown jewel of our tour, Machu Picchu. We will rise early to visit Machu Picchu. This ensures we are among the first to witness the sunrise over the iconic Machu Picchu Mountain.

With entrance tickets in hand, our guide will lead you through the ancient city. They will be revealing the secrets behind its construction and the lifestyle of its inhabitants.

You’ll have ample free time to explore the site at your pace. You may even climb Machu Picchu Mountain for a bird’s-eye view of the area (subject to availability).

After a morning filled with wonder, we will return to Aguas Calientes for lunch. Later, we’ll board the train from Aguas Calientes, retracing our steps back through the captivating Andean scenery. Our journey will then continue from Ollantaytambo to Cusco, marking the end of an unforgettable 2-day exploration.

Throughout this tour, we thoughtfully arrange every detail. We will arrange everything from the knowledgeable tour guides to the comfortable transportation options.

This Sacred Valley and Machu Picchu tour is not just a trip. It’s a journey through time, nature, and the legacy of an ancient civilization. Join us for this incredible Machu Picchu 2-day experience and create memories that will last a lifetime.

If you do not have enough time you may consider our Machu Picchu tour 1 day .

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Highlights

  • Learn about the Sacred Valley and Machu Picchu from local guides who share their vast knowledge of the region and customs.
  • See Cusco’s many faces, potato and corn plantations, Inca sites, the Andes and more.
  • Explore stunning archaeological sites in the Sacred Valley of the Incas.
  • Participate in the Sacred Valley tour, visit a traditional Andean village, and shop at a Quechua market.
  • End your trip with a guided tour while enjoying iconic views of Machu Picchu

🤝🏻 Meeting and briefing

Some days before the tour, our team will contact you via E-mail or whatsapp and will coordinate the meeting time at your hotel to provide you the all tour details and answer all your questions.

🗓 Itinerary

🏁 Starts from your accommodation in Cuzco at 07:30 A.M.

🔚 Ends to the center of Cuzco at about 7:00 P.M.

Itinerary

DAY 1:

Cusco – Pisac – Urubamba – Ollantaytambo – Aguas Calientes

🚐 Van Transportation : Sacred Valley tour
🕗 Duration activities: 7 hours
📈 Maximum elevation: 2800m. – 9184ft.
📉 Minimun elevation: 1950m. – 6396ft.
🏠 Lodging: Aguas Calientes
🚂 Train time: 1h/45m

Embark on the first day of your unforgettable journey with Inkas Destination. Join us on our 2 Day Sacred Valley and Machu Picchu Tour. We will start this magnificent day in the historic city of Cusco, where our expert tour guide will meet you. From there, we will dive into the heart of the Sacred Valley, a region known for its breathtaking landscapes and rich cultural heritage.

As we make our way through the valley, we will explore a variety of traditional villages. Each village we visit will showcase its unique charm, offering insights into local life and customs. We will traverse landscapes dotted with lush fields, where you’ll experience the natural beauty of the region up close.

One of the day’s major highlights will be a visit to an impressive archaeological site. Here, we will unveil the mysteries of the Inca civilization. Our guide will provide in-depth explanations of the site’s historical significance. This visit will not only be educational but also visually stunning, offering panoramic views of the surrounding valley.

After immersing ourselves in the cultural and natural splendor of the Sacred Valley, we will take a break. We will then enjoy a delightful buffet lunch. This meal will give you a taste of the local cuisine. It features a range of traditional dishes made from fresh, locally-sourced ingredients.

In the afternoon, we will board a train to Aguas Calientes. This train ride is a journey through the heart of the Andean landscape. It offers breathtaking views and a unique perspective of the region.

Upon arrival in Aguas Calientes, we will check into a handpicked hotel, chosen for its comfort and quality. The evening is then yours to explore the town or relax, gearing up for the next day’s adventure to Machu Picchu.

To summarize the first day of our 2 Day Sacred Valley and Machu Picchu Tour:
  • Distance covered: Approximately 95 kilometers (59 miles) from Cusco to Aguas Calientes
  • Highest altitude: Around 2,800 meters (9,186 feet) above sea level in the Sacred Valley
  • Lowest altitude: Approximately 2,040 meters (6,692 feet) above sea level in Aguas Calientes
  • Level of difficulty: Moderate, suitable for most travelers

This detailed itinerary for the first day of our tour ensures two things. We will cover significant ground, both literally and culturally. We will explore the depths of the Sacred Valley’s history and beauty. This exploration sets the stage for an awe-inspiring visit to Machu Picchu on the following day.

To keep in mind

– If you do not have the Boleto Turistico (entrance ticket to the archaeological remains of the Sacred Valley) there is no problem in the first archaeological site to visit (Pisac) you can purchase it, our guide will help you.
– For lunch the guide will show you some restaurant options which you can choose the best for you, all restaurants offer buffet lunch, prices are between 40 to 60 soles

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🚐 Bus up to Machu Picchu: 25 min.
📈 Maximum elevation: 2400m. – 7872ft.
📉 Minimum elevation: 1900m. – 6232ft.
🕗 Duration of the tour: 2 hours
🚂 Train return: 1h/45min.
🚐 Transportation return: 1h/30min.

On the second day of our 2 Day Sacred Valley and Machu Picchu Tour with Inkas Destination, a memorable experience is in store. This day promises a unique adventure. This day promises something special.

We will embark on an early morning journey to the iconic Machu Picchu. Our day will begin in Aguas Calientes, where we will start our ascent to this world-renowned archaeological wonder.

We will catch the first bus up to Machu Picchu. This ensures that we arrive early to witness the spectacular sunrise over the Andean mountains. This moment, with the sun illuminating the ancient ruins, is truly magical and offers an unforgettable experience.

Our expert guide will lead us through the ancient city. They will reveal the fascinating history behind its construction and the lifestyle of its Incan inhabitants.

As we explore Machu Picchu, we will have the opportunity to climb the famous Machu Picchu Mountain. This climb is optional but highly recommended for breathtaking views of the surrounding area. The hike is challenging but rewarding, offering a unique perspective of the site and the lush landscapes below.

After spending the morning in awe of Machu Picchu’s beauty and historical significance, we will return to Aguas Calientes. Here, we will have some time to relax and grab lunch before boarding our train back to Ollantaytambo. From Ollantaytambo, we will continue our journey back to Cusco, bringing our two-day adventure to a close.

The second day of our Sacred Valley and Machu Picchu tour is packed with memorable experiences and key highlights:
  • Distance covered: Approximately 6 kilometers (3.7 miles) round trip from Aguas Calientes to Machu Picchu
  • Highest altitude: 2,430 meters (7,972 feet) above sea level at Machu Picchu
  • Optional Machu Picchu Mountain climb: Additional 600 meters (1,969 feet) elevation gain
  • Level of difficulty: Moderate to challenging (depending on whether you choose to climb Machu Picchu Mountain)
  • Duration of Machu Picchu tour: Approximately 2-3 hours, with additional time for optional hiking

This day is designed to immerse you fully in the wonder and mystery of Machu Picchu, ensuring that you leave with a deep appreciation and lasting memories of this ancient Incan citadel. Join us on this incredible journey through time and nature, a pinnacle experience in your exploration of Peru’s Sacred Valley and Machu Picchu.

💡 To keep in mind

– The exact time to go the bus station will depend on the time of entry to Machu Picchu, so we advise you to book the tour in advance, in order to get the entrance in the first shifts. normally we suggest Entrance times to Machu Picchu are usually between 6:00 and 8:00 a.m. but also you can take other later times , just let know us your preference time.
– Machu Picchu Inca site ticket is different from Machu Picchu Mountain or Huayna Picchu, when most people refer to Machu Picchu, they are referring to the archaeological site. Machu Picchu Mountain and Huayna Picchu requires a separate permit to climb., please notify us if you are interested and we will confirm you if are available spaces.
– In Ollantaytambo train station our driver will wait for you with a sign with your name and he will return you to Cusco.

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Group size

  • Min- 2 – Max. 15

💡 Important to know

From 2021, the Ministerio de Cultura (Peruvian Ministry of Culture) has created 4 types of official entrances to visit Machu Picchu those circuits were created in order to better organize the traffic of travelers inside Machu Picchu, reduce the risk of infection by Covid 19, preserve and protect the constructions of the archaeological site for the future.

Solo Machu Picchu (Circuits 1, 2, 3 or 4)
This ticket includes the entrance Llaqta of Machu Picchu (all citadel) (Circuits 1, 2, 3 or 4) this ticket sellout fast.

Machu Picchu Circuit 3 + Machu Picchu Mountain (U$D. 20.00 extra)
This ticket is the only one that has re-entry and first the guiding tour to Machu Picchu from the bottom part and after the guiding tour you go up the Mountain.

Machu Picchu Circuit 4 + Huayna Picchu Mountain (U$D. 20.00 extra)
Machu Picchu Circuit 4 + Huchuy Picchu Mountain
With these tickets you will receive the guided through the lower part of Machu Picchu about 1hour 1/2 until the check point of Huayna Picchu or Huchuy Picchu where you walk up the mountain on your free time.

The availability of entrance tickets to Machu Picchu is very limited and it is recommended to book as far in advance as possible. Especially if you are traveling in high season

🚫 Cancellation policy

If you cancel more than 96 hours before the start of the tour you will receive a refund of the total amount of the reservation except 50 USD per person (cost of the entrance to Machu Picchu). The entrance tickets to Machu Picchu are nominative and non-transferable. After this time, or in case of no-show for the tour, you will not be entitled to a refund.

Extras: Entrance Machu Picchu + Huayna Picchu / Entrance Machu Picchu + Huchuy Picchu / Entrance Machu Picchu + Machu Picchu Mountain are non-refundable.

Inclusions

WHAT IS INCLUDED?

  • Informative briefing the day before we coordinate with you the time
  • Pick up from your hotel in the centre of Cusco
  • Sacred Valley Tour, van, guide
  • Train ticket Ollantaytambo – Machu Picchu town
  • 1 night hostel acomodación + breakfast
  • Bus up and down to Machu Picchu
  • Professional bilingual guide (Spanish – English)
  • Train ticket Machu Picchu Town – Ollantaytambo
  • Private transportation  Ollantaytambo – Cusco Hotel

From 2021 onwards the government introduced new circuits and schedules for this reason in case of unavailability of Llaqta Machu Picchu tickets compatible with the tour schedule, the booking will be processed with an alternative route subject to availability.

WHAT IS NOT INCLUDED?

  • First breakfast, last lunch
  • Lunch in the Sacred Valley
  • Boleto Turístico (Entrance ticket to Sacred Valley 70 soles or U$D. 20.00)

What to Bring

What to bring for the Sacred Valley and Machu Picchu tour?

  • Passport.
  • Confortable shoes or sneakers
  • Light clothes
  • Mosquito repellent
  • Water bottle
  • Waterproof jacket
  • Cap or hat
  • Small backpack
  • Sunblock
  • Sunglasses
  •   Camera (optional).
  •    Extra money but in Nuevos Soles (Peruvian national currency)

Faqs

Can I take any train schedule on the Sacred Valley tour to Machu Picchu?

Only has three possible schedules, the first is the 16:36 train, the second is the 19:00 pm train and last is the 21:00 pm train. With another train schedule different from the previous ones it would not be possible to make the connection to Machu Picchu in the tour of group service, but if we can organize it in private service watching the train schedule to choose.

How long is the train trip from Ollantaytambo to Machu Picchu village?

The journey time by train from Ollantaytambo to Aguas Calientes (Machu Picchu town) is 1 hour 45 minutes.

What places will I know on the Sacred Valley and Machu Picchu tour?

On the first day of the tour we will visit the archaeological remains of Pisac, Pisac market and Ollantaytambo, on the second day we will visit the lost Inca citadel of Machu Picchu.

Will I visit the Pisac market on the tour?

In the tour you will visit different places and one of the most important to visit is the Pisac Market, in this place you will have free time of approximately 30 minutes to explore and if you want to buy some gifts the guide can suggest some stores that have novel products.

Where does the tour begin and end?

The tour begins with the pick up from your hotel or other accommodation, we also transfer you back to the hotel at the end of the tour. It is necessary that the hotel is located in the historic center or surroundings, in case your hotel is outside the historic center the pick up point will be the Plaza de Armas (main square).

What type of accommodation do they offer in the tour Sacred Valley and Machu Picchu?

The type of accommodation that we give in the tour is a well located hostel, clean, with private rooms as required, wifi, breakfast, private bathroom and hot shower. In case you want a different accommodation like a 3, 4 or 5 star hotel, just inform us so that we can send you some options, the cost will be increased according to the hotel you select.

At what time does the guided tour start at Machu Picchu?

For this 2022 the government divided the entrance to Machu Picchu into circuits and schedules for that reason the guided tour will be coordinated depending on the schedule and circuit of your entrance ticket, if you want to choose the best times for your visit we recommend making the reservation months in advance.

After the guided tour in Machu Picchu, what will I do?

You will have free time to explore this beautiful citadel on your own or if you like you can book the ascent to the Huayna Picchu Mountain, only 400 people can climb per day, the other option is the Machu Picchu mountain which also has limited access.

For any of the above options you must add $ 20.00, on a visit you can only upload to one of them.

How much time in advance should I make the reservation for the tour Sacred Valley to Machu Picchu?

We suggest you make the reservation 3 to 4 months in advance as this tour requires the purchase of train tickets and entrance to Machu Picchu, these are sold out especially in high season between the months of April to November.

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