Sacred Valley and Machu Picchu Tour 2 Days

Sacred Valley and Machu Picchu Tour 2 Days

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The Sacred Valley and Machu Picchu tour is recommended for your vacations in Cusco. In this tour you can visit the ancient Inca temples, ruins of the Sacred Valley as Chinchero, the circular terraces of Moray, salt mines of the town of Maras, crops of the Sacred Valley and the unique archaeological site of Ollantaytambo that reflects the architecture with carved stone panels. These villages still maintain ancient traditions such as the picturesque costumes, cultures, among others.
In the afternoon you will travel by train to the Aguas Calientes town of Machu Picchu, in the evening you will be able to walk through the different important streets of this town. The next morning you will visit the archaeological complex of Machu Picchu known as the Seventh Wonder of the World. You will be able to appreciate the architecture of construction, hydraulics and other appreciations that the guide will explain to you.
 

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Sacred Valley and Machu Picchu summary

Itinerary

  • Day 1. Sacred Valley of the Incas, Aguas Calientes
  • Day 2. Guided Visit to Machu Picchu, Cusco

The Sacred Valley and Machu Picchu Itinerary

Day 1. Sacred Valley of the Incas, Aguas Calientes

In the Sacred Valley or Urubamba Valley there are so many archaeological sites from the time of the Incas that one day is not enough to see the highlights of the valley. However, we have created a special route that groups most of these important Inca sites. The tours starts at 7:00 am from your hotel in Cusco, to head towards the town of Chinchero, a colonial town with its charming 17th century Catholic church and many Inca remains, will be our first place to visit, then the salt ponds of Maras, which was the main source of salt to provide Cusco and other settlements in Urubamba Valley like Machu Picchu, today this place is still used by the locals, where the locals cultivate salt by hand as the Incas did centuries ago. Our next place to visit is Moray, a unique Inca cultivation testing center, where the Incas built terraces in a rounded shape especially to generate many microclimates because of this, today, Peru has more than 3000 types of potatoes. Our last place to explore is the archaeological site of Ollantaytambo, another impressive site for its temple of the sun, whose granite rocks were brought from 5 miles away. The journey continues by train from Ollantaytambo station at 15.30 hours and continues to Machu Picchu Pueblo arriving at 17.00 hours.

Day 2. Guided Visit to Machu Picchu, Cusco

This is one of the days expected by every traveler to know the archaeological complex of Machu Picchu named as the seventh wonder of the world. It starts early with a breakfast organized by the hotel, from there we leave taking the buses that take from the village to the entry point of Machu Picchu in approximately 25 to 30 minutes. Ascending a little you will be surprised to have the sacred city right in front of you, so we will fulfill the dream of knowing Machu Picchu. After the photo session, the tour will begin, where our experienced professional guide will give you information about this important site of the Incas. Once you finish the tour in Machu Picchu, you will take the bus back to Machu Picchu Pueblo. In the afternoon we head to Aguas Calientes to take the train back to Ollantaytambo train station, where our transfer will be waiting to take you back to your hotel in Cusco.

Sacred Valley and Machu Picchu Tour Include

  • Private transportation to the Sacred Valley of the Incas.
  • Private transportation from the train station to Cusco.
  • Official tour guide with experience in Sacred Valley and Machu Picchu.
  • One night hotel accommodation in Machu Picchu Pueblo.
  • Bus tickets up and down in Machu Picchu Pueblo.
  • Entrance ticket to Machu Picchu.
  • Entrance ticket to places visited in the Sacred Valley.
  • Train ticket round trip.

Not included

  • Food
  • Extra and personal expenses.
  • Drinks during the route.

recommendations for Sacred Valley and Machu Picchu tour

  • Original passport or ID card and student card if applicable.
  • A small backpack and comfortable shoes.
  • Rain jacket or poncho (December April).
  • Water bottle.
  • Hat or cap to protect you from the sun.
  • Sunblock (sunscreen).
  • Insect repellent.
  • Snack, chocolate, dried fruits, cookies, etc.
  • Camera, spare batteries.
  • Sunglasses.
  • Extra money in cash (soles).
  • Bathing suits if you wish to visit the hot springs.

Sacred Valley and Machu Picchu tour FAQs

Can I take any train schedule on this tour for 2023? 

For this Sacred Valley and Machu Picchu tour we have 3 schedules for 2023 with departures from Ollantaytambo station from 15.37, 19,04, 21.00 in the company Perurail. These schedules guarantee that we will arrive on time to the route of the Sacred Valley of the Incas.

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

The travel time by train from Ollantaytambo station to Machu Picchu Pueblo (Aguas Calientes) is 1 hour and 45 minutes.

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

On the first day of the Sacred Valley of the Incas we will visit the archaeological remains of Chincheros, salt mines of Maras, Moray and Ollantaytambo.

Where does the tour start and end?

The tour begins with the pick up from your hotel in Cusco for the beginning of the tour of the Sacred Valley. And ends in Cusco with the transfer from Ollantaytambo station to Cusco.

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