Sacred Valley & Machu Picchu Tour
Sacred Valley & Machu Picchu Tour Briefing
During the Sacred Valley to Machu Picchu tour, our visitors will experience the beauty of one of the most spectacular valleys in the world visiting the different towns, the Sacred Valley was considered sacred by the Incas because of its fertile land, mild climate, and abundant water supply. The valley is home to many archaeological sites, including the ruins of Pisac, Ollantaytambo, which were all important Inca towns.
After a beautiful day will connect to Machu Picchu town on Train, a night accommodation with a good location and confortable, We will end the tour with a visit and guiding tour to the marvelous citadel of Machu Picchu that is one of the most famous and spectacular archaeological sites in the world. its stunning architecture, which was built using massive stone blocks without the use of mortar, you will have the opportunity to enjoy with the best view, landscape and learn more of the Inca Culture with our professional guide.
If you do not have enough time you can do the Machu Picchu tour 1 day .
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.
🏁 Starts from your accommodation in Cuzco at 07:30 A.M.
🔚 Ends to the center of Cuzco at about 7:00 P.M.
Day 1: Cusco – Pisac – Urubamba – Ollantaytambo – Aguas Calientes
🕗 Duration activities: 7 hours
📈 Maximum elevation: 2800m. – 9184ft.
📉 Minimun elevation: 1950m. – 6396ft.
Lodging: Aguas Calientes
🚂 Train time: 1h/45m
We will pick up you from your hotel at 7:30am. after an hour’s drive, we will arrive at the first stop in the Sacred Valley, Pisac Archaeological site, we will visit and guided tour , the architecture and engineering of the Incas here is truly astounding, the guide will take you to the most impressive spots, then we will ahead down to visit the traditional market in Pisac town , we will have free time and you can buy directly from the producers some souvenirs.
Our next stop is Urubamba town where you will have the opportunity to enjoy with a buffet lunch in a nice restaurant. after 30 minutes from Urubamba we will arrive to Ollantaytambo archaeological site here you will be able to appreciate this place, we will have the guided tour of this fascinating place.
Later, we will go to the train station where you will board the train heading to Aguas Calientes (1950m. -6396ft.)(Machu Picchu town), during the trip you will apréciate the snow capped mountain Veronica that is the main mountain of this Valley, as well fertile green Inca agricultural platforms, once in Aguas Calientes (1950m. – 6396ft.) (Machu Picchu town), you will head to your accommodation to check in, and free time, at night our Machu Picchu guide will visit you to coordinate the guiding tour of the next 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
Day 2: Aguas Calientes – Machu Picchu – Ollantaytambo – Cusco
🚐 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.
Today you will visit Machu Picchu. We will to rise at 5 a.m. walk to the bus station to take one of the first buses up to Machu Picchu (24000m. – 7872ft.) , after a 25 minute bus ride we will arrive to Machu Picchu archaeological site, at the entrance to the Inca city, you must show your entry tickets and your passport, you wont be allowed inside without these, as soon as we will be in the citadel you will observing how the golden light of the sun gradually covers all the corners of Machu Picchu, then our tour guide will start the 2 hours guided tour, exploring all of the most important places of this impressive citadel: The Temple of the Sun, Main Plaza, Temple of the 3 Windows, The Artisan Sector, and others. After the tour, you will have free time to explore the ruins on your own.
After your visit to Machu Picchu you will need to take the bus back down to Aguas Calientes (Machu Picchu town), where you can have the lunch and then will go to take the train to Ollantaytambo where you will catch our transportation for 1 hour 1/2 drive back to Cusco.
💡 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.
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.
First break fast, last lunch
Lunch in the Sacred Valley
Boleto Turístico (Entrance ticket to Sacred Valley 70 soles or U$D. 20.00)
💡 Important to know
From 2021, the Ministerio de Cultura (Peruvian Ministry of Culture) has created 4 types of official entrances to visit Machu Picchu those circuits were created in order to better organize the traffic of travelers inside Machu Picchu, reduce the risk of infection by Covid 19, preserve and protect the constructions of the archaeological site for the future.
Machu Picchu Solo (Circuits 1, 2, 3 or 4)
This ticket includes the entrance Llaqta of Machu Picchu (all citadel) (Circuits 1, 2, 3 or 4) this ticket sellout fast.
Machu Picchu Circuit 3 + Machu Picchu Mountain (U$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
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.
What to bring for the Sacred Valley and Machu Picchu tour
Confortable shoes or sneakers
Cap or hat
Extra money but in Nuevos Soles (Peruvian national currency)
🙋🏻♂️ QUESTIONS AND ANSWERS
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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