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2 Day Sacred Valley Machu Picchu Tour – Machu Picchu Tour 2 Days

Explore the best of the Sacred Valley of the Incas on your way to Machu Picchu
2 Day Sacred Valley Machu Picchu Tour – Machu Picchu Tour 2 Days
2 Day Sacred Valley Machu Picchu Tour – Machu Picchu Tour 2 Days
2 Day Sacred Valley Machu Picchu Tour – Machu Picchu Tour 2 Days
2 Day Sacred Valley Machu Picchu Tour – Machu Picchu Tour 2 Days
2 Day Sacred Valley Machu Picchu Tour – Machu Picchu Tour 2 Days
2 Day Sacred Valley Machu Picchu Tour – Machu Picchu Tour 2 Days
Kate T
Kate T
2022-10-08
Friendly and knowledgeable guide! We did a tour from Ollantaytambo to Maras salt mines and Moray with Carlitos and Cristobal. Carlitos was very knowledgeable and tailored the tour to what we already knew which was great. They also made the recommendation to start early which was a challenge but well worth it for the absence of crowds!
David S
David S
2022-09-19
A perfect way to spend the day! This was an excellent tour! Carlitos is a great guide and my wife and I really enjoyed spending the day with him. He was friendly and very knowledgeable, too. We recommend this tour to anyone exploring the area!
Kasia (Poland)
Kasia (Poland)
2022-09-05
Great experience with a local guide I highly recommend this agency. We booked a trip with them from Ollantaytambo to Cusco visiting many unique sites of Sacred Valley on our way. Everything was well organised even though we contacted the agency quite late. The agency was very responsive and we kept in touch on WhatsApp all the time. Our guide Carlitos came on time and he was the nicest person ever, very patient with us and ready to take a lot of pictures. We learned a lot about Inca history from him. The whole day was a pleasure. Thank you guys for taking care of us! Thanks to you we fell in love with Peru even more.
Karen Moreno
Karen Moreno
2022-09-04
Machu Picchu and Sacred Valley My friend and I took the Sacred Valley and Machu Picchu tour from Cusco with Come See Peru and the whole trip was fabulous. We had an amazing trip and everything went as planned. Highly recommended!
CCB
CCB
2022-08-29
Kickass personalized tour experience for a solo traveler, A++¥ Awesome company!! I am a solo woman and staying in Ollantaytambo and I wanted a tour package created just for me and they were able to do it. I saw the Maras salt flats, Moray, Pisac market, and Sacsayhuaman and it could not have been a more perfect day! The driver was a very safe driver and the guide spoke excellent English and took great pics. 10/10 recommend, you will not be disappointed!!
Sara V
Sara V
2022-08-23
Great trip! Carlitos is an excellent guide!! He made our day trip fun and entertaining, he told us many facts from the site and it was amazing, to say the least. I would highly recommend taking a tour with Carlitos! He takes great pictures as well!
cong
cong
2022-07-11
Thanks Carlos! Carlos is great tour guide and an excellent photographer. He told many interesting stories during the tour, also made many extra stops at beautiful view point. We really enjoyed the half day private Tour.
Auris López
Auris López
2022-06-27
Un sueño hecho realidad Estar dentro de la ciudadela es una experiencia irreal, además de poder observar el maravilloso paisaje que hay al rededor, es una mezcla perfecta entre el poder humano y la naturaleza. Todo el recorrido de la mano de nuestro guía Juan Carlos, excelente! Siempre atento y súper profesional 👌
Carla M
Carla M
2022-06-21
Wow! I totally didn't think we could do Machu Picchu in a day, but it is! The trip was EPIC! It was a full day but it was a blast! Macchu Picchu was incredible - I was weary that it was built up in my head (wonder of the world and all that) it was just wow. and made even more incredible by our guides - they knew the history, stories, and fun facts. They also made it feel like we were just traveling with friends - we loved our guides. highly recommend
Campo C
Campo C
2022-06-15
The Best Day EVER! My friends and I did a private tour with Come See Peru Tours 1 day to Machu Picchu. It was a fantastic day! We definitely were moving all day (we got all of our steps :) ) But we didn't feel rushed at all - we truly got to enjoy machu picchu and aguas calientes. I enjoyed our tour guide and their stories both fact and myths about Machu Picchu. Highly recommend this tour company
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Explore the Sacred Valley and Machu Picchu on this 2-day tour from Cusco. Visit key sites such as Chinchero, Ollantaytambo, Maras Salt Mines, Moray and Pisac. Discover amazing archaeological sites like a local. The next day, discover the UNESCO World Heritage Site “Machu Picchu” Explore at a more relaxed pace than you would on a day trip. The Sacred Valley and Machu Picchu tour is ideal for first-time visitors.

Our Sacred Valley and Machu Picchu Tour package offers plenty of time to explore at your leisure, either by traveling along the Pisac or Chinchero route by a professional friendly English-speaking guide at your side.

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Overview

Overview

2 Day tour Machu Picchu and Sacred Valley is among the most popular tours in Cusco. It covers the major attractions of the former Inca empire in less time. This 2-day excursion to the Sacred Valley and Machu Picchu from Cusco is the best program to visit Machu Picchu in 2023.

Our Sacred Valley tour to Machu Picchu includes visits to some archeological sites that provide a deeper inside into Inca life, making it the best 2 day tour package option.

After visiting the Sacred Valley, we take the train to Aguas Calientes “the gateway to Machu Picchu” where you will spend the evening before rising early the next day for a guided tour of this spectacular mountaintop UNESCO World Heritage site before returning back to Cusco that night.

Sacred Valley and Machu picchu 2 day tour includes a 2.5 hour guided tour to Machu Picchu, after which you will have free time to explore the Inca citadel on your own. Find below more information of this 2-day excursion to Machu Picchu

Note that since 2022 four circuits are offered to visit Machu Picchu by the Peruvian government of which circuit 1 and circuit 2 are the best.

Why you’ll love this tour

  • Discover the Sacred Valley and Machu Picchu on this 2-day tour.
  • Spend the night at Aguas Calientes, the village at the base of Machu Picchu.
  • This 2-day tour allows you to explore at a more relaxed pace than you would on a day trip.
  • Visit all the best locations in the Sacred Valley Area
  • Elect to Climb Huayna Picchu or Machu Picchu Mountain

Enjoy the 2 Day tour to Sacred Valley and Machu Picchu with locals

Opt for an express tour of the Sacred Valley of the Incas, including Machu Picchu on a 2 day tour in private service, “personalized experience”.

For our Sacred Valley and Machu Picchu tour we offer 2 tours of the Sacred Valley which take different routes to visit different destinations on the first day of the trip.

Sacred Valley and Machu Picchu 2 day tour through Pisac

Visit key sites such as Pisac ruins, Alpaca farm, Pisac market, Ollantytambo and Machupicchu with your guide. Spend the night in Aguas Calientes, the town at the base of Machu Picchu and rest before visiting Machu Picchu the next day. When booking make sure you choose the best train option for a better experience.

Sacred Valley and Machu Picchu 2 day tour through Chinchero

Discover the enormous Inca agricultural laboratory of Moray, the Salt Ponds of Maras, Ollantaytambo ruins and Machu Picchu on this 2-day tour from Cusco.

o learn more about our 2 tour options of the Sacred Valley and Machu Picchu go to Itinerary

Why book the 2 day Sacred Valley and Machu Picchu tour with us?

On our 2 day Sacred Valley and Machu Picchu tour we offer you many options to visit the Sacred Valley: go by the route that interests you the most and visit the places according to your preferences.

Machu Picchu Trip Itinerary
Machu Picchu Trip Itinerary

We are a fully locally owned tour operating company based in Cusco. Our tour guides are born and raised in the region. They are passionate about the Incas history and Andean culture. On any tour with us, you will discover many lesser-known facts.

Please note that we offer transfer from Ollantaytambo to Aguas Calientes in an expedition class train. If you want to upgrade to Vistadome Train which offers a panoramic view, please let us know at the time of booking.

We invite you to take a look at our reviews on Tripadvisor.

Best 2 Day Sacred Valley & Machu Picchu Tour

We give you many reasons why you will love our Sacred Valley and Machu Picchu tour, explore the Sacred Valley of the Incas and Machu Picchu on this guided 2-day trip from Cusco at the best price and with a local travel company.

sacred valley machu picchu 2 days
machu picchu

 

Trip Details

Important Information for the Sacred Valley and Machu Picchu 2 Days

Not sure if this tour is for you yet? Let us give you more information about our Sacred Valley and Machu Picchu tour. Here are some details you should know before booking. If you still have questions about this trip you can also write to us at info@comeseeperutours.com

  • Tour Type: Private Service Only
  • Activities: Archaeology
  • Tour Duration: 2 days
  • Pick up location: Customer’s hotel in Cusco
  • Physical Grading: ★★☆☆☆ Our Sacred Valley and Machu Picchu tour is designed for everyone.
  • Need to book in Advance: This 2 day Machu Picchu tour must be booked at least 1 month in advance, last minute reservations will not be accepted.
  • Drop-off location: Customer’s hotel in Cusco or at Ollantaytambo
  • Group Size: It depends on you! Our Sacred Valley and Machu Picchu Ttour is only offered in private service.
  • Customizable: If this tour is not the way you want it, you can customize it according to your preferences.

Useful Information

  • Railway Company: Peru Rail
  • Type of train service: Expedition – The PeruRail Expedition service is the most economical option from Ollantaytambo to Machu Picchu. The trains are clean, comfortable, with spacious seats and panoramic windows. However, you can also upgrade to the Vistadome train.
  • Duration of the train trip: 1.45 hr
  • Departure train station: Ollantaytambo train sation – For our trip to Machu Picchu we take the train from Ollantaytambo train station as it is the last place you will visit at the end of the Sacred Valley tour.
  • Duration of bus trip to Machu Picchu: 25 mints – Buses to Machu Picchu depart constantly every 5 minutes, there is no option to miss it.
  • Entrance time to Machu Picchu: To choose – You decide when you visit Machu Picchu, you can visit it between 6am and 12pm at the latest depending on your return train (you must choose when booking the trip).
Itinerary

Choose the Best Tour Option for the Sacred Valley and Machu Picchu tour

Many visitors head straight to Machu Picchu without stopping to explore the surrounding area of the Sacred Valley. However, we believe that the Sacred Valley is a must stop before visiting Machu Picchu. Our Sacred Valley and Machu Picchu tour gives you an introduction to the Inca civilization of the Inca empire on a full day Sacred Valley tour before reaching Machu Picchu on day 2. The following itinerary offers you 2 options of the Sacred Valley tour based on the places you want to visit.

Itinerary

OPTION #01: CHINCHERO ALPACA FARM - MORAY RUINS - MARAS SALT MINES - OLLANTAYTAMBO

Our experience begins with pick up from your hotel in Cusco. at either 7 or 8 a.m.
We will drive along the valley for about 35 minutes, until we reach Chinchero.

Chinchero Alpaca Farm

Here, you will see alpacas and llamas. Your guide will give you very important information about the animals of the incas, show you also a potato exhibition and a textile center, showing how the wools are woven and colored. Good quality alpaca wool will be sold.

Alpaca farm Cusco Peru
Alpaca farm Cusco Peru

Moray Ruins

Then, we’ll drive to Moray ruins located in Maras town in the Sacred Valley. After visiting Moray, we will be heading to Maras Salt Mines. Here your tour guide will explain how salt is collected and its importance for economic exchange since the time of the Incas.

Moray ruins Sacred Valley
Moray ruins Sacred Valley

Urubamba (Lunch Spot)

After this, we will drive to Urubamba, where we will stop for lunch. You will have an incredible selection of fresh dishes, served buffet style.

Salienras Maras Salt Mines
Salineras Maras Salt Mines

Ollantaytambo Ruins

After lunch we visit the Inca ruins at Ollantaytambo (2,792m/9,160ft).
Ollantaytambo is one of the best-preserved Inca towns in all of Peru. The ruins have an amazing temples, sucha as the temple of the Sun, the temple of the Moon, and The Temple of the 10 Niches. This living Incan town displays narrow walkways, lined with water channels.
After touring the Sacred Valley, at approximately 5pm you will have free time to see more of the town of Ollantaytambo or have a coffee on your own. Your train leaves at 7pm which means we must be at the Ollantaytambo train station 40 minutes before it leaves.

Ollantaytambo ruins with Machu Picchu
Ollantaytambo ruins with Machu Picchu

Aguas Calientes

Once you are done the Sacred Valley tour you will ride this iconic train for an hour and a half, along the Sacred River. The train ride offers spectacular views of the snow-capped mountains, the semi-tropical zone and the high jungle area.

When you arrive in Aguas Calientes a representative will be waiting for you to take you to your accommodation. Our guide will tell you the exact pick-up time for the next day.

Note: you can have dinner (not included) in Ollantaytambo before boarding the train or you can have dinner in Aguas Calientes.

(the train schedule will depend on how far in advance you make your reservation and/or the availability of the train).

Places you will visit on the Sacred Valley and Machu Picchu Tour
  • Chinchero Alpaca farm
  • Maras Salt Mines
  • Moray ruins
  • Ollantaytambo
Why take this 2 day Sacred Valley and Machu Picchu tour?
  • This 2 day trip to Machu picchu is operated by Come See Perú
  • We are highly recommended on tripadvisor
  • Comfortable round-trip transport by bus and train
  • Explore the pre-Columbian religious site and other sites in the Sacred Valley
  • We offer you 4 places to visit on the Sacred Valley Tour
  • Watch the sunrise over the famous Machu Picchu

OPTION #02: PISAC - ALPACA FARM - PISAC RUINS - PISAC MARKET - OLLANTAYTAMBO RUINS

On this route, we begin with a visit to the alpaca farm on our way to the ruins of Pisac. If you are traveling with children we highly recommend this route.

Pisac Alpaca Farm
Pisac Alpaca Farm

After visiting the archaeological site we will go down back to the town to visit the Pisac market. This has become one of the most famous in the Cusco region.

Pisac ruins - Perú
Pisac ruins – Perú

We will then drive to the town of Urubamba for lunch.  Here you will taste the most delicious Peruvian food, as well as ceviche, quinoa soup, lomo saltado, chicharrones etc,

After a well deserved lunch we will travel for 20 minutes in our private transportation to the town of Ollantaytambo.

Here we will visit the imposing ruins of Ollantaytambo, after we have visited Ollantaytambo we will go to the train station to take the 7pm train to the town of Aguas Calientes where we will spend the night.

Ollantaytambo ruins with Machu Picchu
Ollantaytambo ruins with Machu Picchu
Places you will visit on the Sacred Valley and Machu Picchu Tour
  • Alpaca farm
  • Pisac ruins
  • Pisac local market
  • Ollantaytambo ruins

DAY 2- MACHU PICCHU TOUR

Our Machu Picchu tour starts with an early pick up, after breakfast at your hotel, our guide will pick you up and take you to the bus station to board the bus and take a short ride up to the main gate of Machupicchu Once there, your tour guide will take you to the best sights.

Machu Picchu - Perú
Machu Picchu – Perú

We will then begin the 2.5-hour guided walking tour, during which we will explore all the famous sites of this impressive enigmatic Inca citadel. Once the guided tour is over, you will have extra free time to explore the marvelous of Machupicchu on your own. After you end up your visit, board the bus down to Aguas Calientes for Lunch (not Included). After lunch, then we board the train back to Ollantaytambo train station

After the journey from Machu Picchu to Olantaytambo, you will be arriving at Ollantaytambo where our transport will be waiting for your and take you back to Cusco. Expected arrival time in Cusco will be by 8:00pm.

Inclusions

Included

Private comfortable transportation
For our 2 day Machu Picchu tour by train a private transportation is offered. Our drivers are very professional with years of experience driving long hours in all weather conditions so you can enjoy stress-free travel time and reach your destination safely and relaxed.
English speaking guide
The Come See Perú guides are 100% local. From different communities from Cusco. For Sacred Valley Machu Picchu 2 days your guide will be in charge of you from the hotel pick up to the hotel drop off. Our guides have graduated in Tourism in Cusco National university and passed tests to be able to guide our Machu Picchu tours.
Round trip Expedition train
Our Machu Picchu 2 day tour includes the Expedition train, however you can upgrade to the Vistadome train for US$35 per leg.
Entrance ticket to Machu Picchu
Our Sacred Valley and Machu Picchu tour includes the entrance fee to Machu Picchu.
Hotel at Aguas Calientes
For our Machu Picchu and Sacred Valley tour we included a 3 star hotel. If you wish you can also book your own hotel according to your preferences.
Round trip bus tickets
Transfer from Ollantaytambo to Cusco

No Included

Lunch
Our tour does not include lunch for the Sacred Valley only for the second day after the Machu Picchu tour.
Cusco tourist ticket pass
(partial ticket S/ 70 and valid for 2 days, general ticket S/ 130 valid for 10 days). It is the entrance to the archaeological sites and can be purchased at the same sites so you do not have to buy it before.
Entrance ticket to Salt Mines
The cost of the ticket is 10 Peruvian soles. The ticket can be purchased on site. "You must bring cash in Peruvian soles for this ticket".
Huayna Picchu Mountain ticket
Vistadome train
Travel Insurance
you are strongly recommended to take out travel insurance for the duration of your trip.
What To Bring

What to Bring

Take note of what to bring along for your Sacred Valley and Machu Picchu tour

Find out more about what you should bring for your trip, we want you to travel with everything you need for this we made a list with important information. take note before packing.

  • Original Passport: Before leaving your hotel be sure to bring your original passport, note that if you do not bring it you will not be able to visit Machu Picchu. The passport must be the same one you sent us to buy the Machu Picchu tickets.
  • Clothing: The weather in the Sacred Valley is very enjoyable, but it does not mean that it does not rain at all. That’ s why it is important to always carry a pack of T-shirts and add warmth with long-sleeved clothing and a fleece jacket.
  • Footwear: Comfortable walking shoes or sneakers with good traction are perfect for hiking in and around the Inca archaeological complexes in the Sacred Valley.
  • Sun protection: Do not forget a quality sunscreen. Long-sleeved shirts and pants are recommended for better protection from the sun. Bring a wide-brimmed hat, sunglasses and sunscreen. The sun is quite intense depending on the place you are visting.
  • Rainy season: For those viting the Sacred Valley from Ollantaytambo during the rainy season, pack a waterproof jacket or a travel-size umbrella or plastic ponchos. Plastic ponchos are available to buy in Cusco and the Sacred Valley area.
  • Bottled water: Staying hydrated is important for preventing altitude sickness. At Come See Peru, we provide a free water bottle to all our clients for all our tours of the Sacred Valley from Ollantaytambo.
  • Money: Do not forget to carry some cash in Peruvian currency.
    Also have some coins and small notes in your pockets since often smaller shops, kiosks or vendors don’t have enough change.
  • Snacks: Energy bars, candies, cookies, etc (you can also buy fresh fruits at one of the villages’ markets).
  • Insect repellent: There are mosquitoes in the secred valley. We recommend opting for non-aerosol options to be more eco-friendly. Bands, patches and lotions are less likely to affect the people around you.
  • Toilet paper: Some restrooms do not provide toilet paper or antibacterial hand gel.
  • Personal first-aid kit: Our tour guides are forbidden to give any madication to tourits. These rules come from the government that does not allow the tour guide to use pills due to different names and components of drugs by country. For this reason, we always advise taking a basic first aid kit, pills for most common problems.
Pricing

Pricing

Price for: the Sacred Valley and Machu Picchu Tour

Book your Sacred Valley and Machu Picchu tour from Cusco in a personalized service just for you and your group.
To book our tour it is necessary to make a deposit of 50% of the total cost of the tour which will guarantee your spot.

The price is reduced depending on the number of participants in your group, the more participants the price will be reduced.

Hotel

The price includes a 3 star hotel, however we give you the option to book your own hotel according to your preferences.
This is a 3-star hotel. It is expected that you will share a room, either Matrimonial, double or triple room. If you are booking alone, there is a single room surcharge of $40 per person. Rooms include private bathroom with hot shower and wifi. We can also upgrade if you prefer something more luxurious. Remember that the service in Aguas Calientes may not be as good as in Cusco.

2 Persons
Price
US $ 499.00
per person
3 Persons
Price
US $ 480.00
per person
4 Persons
Price
US $ 469.00
per person
5 Persons
Price
US $ 440.00
per person
6 Persons
Price
US $ 420.00
per person
7 Persons
Price
US $ 399.00
per person
8 Persons
Price
US $ 380.00
per person
Terms and Conditions

Terms and Conditions

When booking a tour with Come See Peru, you agree to all our terms and conditions.

Come See Peru is a Local Operator based in Cusco city, located in Av. Velazco Aztete Lote E-2, Cusco 08006, Peru. Please email us at info@comeseeperutours.com or call our team at +51-969760991 or +51-992372063.

Legal name: COMESEEPERUTOURS E.I.R.L
RUC: 20608161156
More: Terms and Conditions

Departures

We need a minimum of 2 people

Solo traveler?

If you take the tour just for yourself, note that the price of transportation and the guide are assumed by you.
Contact us to know the price for a solo traveler.

Flexibility

If you buy the tour and your plans change you have the option to postpone the tour for another date or get your money back under our cancellation policy.

Deposit

Book your Sacred Valley tour from Ollantaytambo for up to 40 US dollars. The deposit should be paid via PayPal.

We use PayPal as the most secure method for our customers. When you pay with PayPal, your financial information is never shared with the vendor, and you can pay using only your email address.

PayPal charges a 7% fee which must be paid by the traveler. The PayPal fees will be automatically added to the total cost during the transaction.

Remaining Balance

The remaining balance can be paid upon your arrival to Cusco before the start of the tour. the total balance must be paid in ” CASH “You can pay the remaining balance with Peruvian Soles or Dollars.

(Bills must be in good condition – no torn bills are accepted).

CANCELLATIONS with Come See Perú

When booking a tour with Come See Peru Tours, my team and I will work hard to make sure you have the best experience of your life. Our team will make sure that you are safe, and that you are having a good time. However there are some facts outside of our control that may affect your trip. Therefore we suggest that you take a look at our cancellation terms. The terms of your cancellation are based on how far in advance of your trip you notify us. We understand that there are many unexpected issues that will make you cancel your tour.

Refunds will be only provided for DAY TOURS Not for Machu Picchu tours since the deposit of the total cost is used to buy the Machu Picchu tickets, the train tickets and bus tickets which by the way are not refundable.

Please note that when we make the deposit for the refund paid for the tour you are cancelling. Paypal will charge a commission, commission that will be paid by you and if the refund is 100% there is a $12 fee to be paid (penalty fee).

  • 100% refund of the deposit if we receive notice of the cancellation at least 30 days before the date of the day tour.
  • 70% refund of the deposit if we receive notice of the cancellation 20 days before the date of the day tour.
  • 50% refund of the deposit if we receive notice of the cancellation 15 days before the date of the day tour.
  • No refund of the deposit will be provided we receive notice of the cancellation less than 10 days before the date of the day tour.

Notification of cancellation must be made in writing to info@comeseeperutours.com

To protect your travel investment, we strongly recommend the purchase of travel insurance. Obtaining travel insurance before leaving home is highly recommended and very easy.

Faqs

Frequently Asked Questions

What is Machu Picchu?

The world’s favorite destination Machu Picchu: the most important construction made by the Incas. It is in the department of Cusco, 75 km northwest of the capital (City of Cusco), at an altitude of 2,400 meters above sea level.  It was lost in the misty valleys of the jungle part of the Andean mountain range, until its official discovery in 1911. It is a spectacular citadel built in stone, located at the top of a mountain and very close to the clouds.

What is the best time to visit Machu Picchu?

It will depend on your preferred climate. The dry season runs from April to October and the rainy season runs from November to March.

Dry season.  In the city of Cusco (obligatory stop for almost all visitors), the climate is rather cool throughout the period and quite cold between June and late August. However, Machu Picchu belongs to a subtropical climate, days are warm to hot, sometimes a little cold at night.

Rainy season. On the other hand, in the city of Cusco it rains a lot in these months, but in short periods and 2 or 3 times per week, the same can be observed in Machu Picchu.

What kind of clothes and items should I bring for the trip?

Machu Picchu is located on the border of the Amazon jungle. In other words, it has a subtropical climate (warm and humid), so the type of clothing we recommend you wear is:

If you travel during the rainy season (November – April). The best option is to wear a raincoat as well as waterproof and windproof clothing. But dress in layers, in a way that you can adapt your clothes to a changing climate, either cool or warm.

Even if it’s hot in the morning, always wear a warm garment. It may be annoying to have to carry it during the visit, but it’s best to be prepared for the late afternoon wind.

Long-sleeved polo shirts (preferably). To avoid insect bites and/or annoying sunburn.

Cap and sunglasses. A light and comfortable cap to keep you cool. The lenses will allow you to appreciate all the beauty of Machu Picchu without having to strain your eyes.

Sunscreen and insect repellent.

Don’t forget to bring plenty of water! Staying hydrated with purified or bottled water is the best thing you can do.

What can’t I take to Machu Picchu?

Prohibited objects. It is very important to take this aspect into account as well, to avoid that any of your belongings are prevented from entering the sanctuary and that you have to rent a deposit or locker, whose cost is somewhat high. Our article on what not to take to Machu Picchu will give you all the information in detail.

How to get from the town of Aguas Calientes to Machu Picchu?

Aguas Calientes (or Machu Picchu town), is next to the citadel. This is also one of the frequently asked questions on the Machu Picchu 2019 tour. There are two ways to get to the Inca Sanctuary from there:

  1. a) If you like to walk and enjoy nature. There is a route that ends with properly signposted stairs. The average walk will take 1 hour and a half.
  2. b) The best option is to go by bus. The trip will take about 30 minutes. This bus will drop you off at the entrance to the citadel of Machu Picchu. They depart from 5:30 a.m.

How much luggage can I take on the train and what can I do with my suitcases?

The train services, either Peru Rail or Inca Rail, only allow you to carry one piece of hand luggage, weighing a maximum of 5 kilos. Both companies offer free storage for this luggage. The other option is to leave it at the hotel in Aguas Calientes. For the Machu Picchu tour, a small backpack is enough.

When should I reserve the ticket?

It will depend on your plans. If you want to know only the citadel of Machu Picchu, 2 months in advance is recommended. But if you also want to include the walk of the mountain Huayna Picchu, the reservation should be made about 5 or 6 months in advance, since this attraction is exhausted very quickly.

Can I visit Machu Picchu and Huayna Picchu on the same day?

One of the frequently asked questions tour Machu Picchu 2019. Yes it is possible. And obviously it can also be done on different days. The entrance to the mountain Huayna Picchu has 3 schedules: 7 to 8 am (two groups) and 10 to 11 am (last group).  Remember that this attraction is within the same citadel. Learn more about the wonderful Huayna Picchu mountain.

From what time can you enter the citadel?

From 06:00 am to 17:00 hours, every day. Your tour will be made within that time, according to the planning that you and we agree. If you want a special schedule or a more individualized service (in general, our tour of the citadel lasts 2 hours and a half, plus an extra time for you to revisit the places that especially interested you), the ideal option is to hire one of our private tours, as these can be completely personalized, differently from conventional tours.

Where are the thermal waters of Machu Picchu?

They are in Aguas Calientes (a town next to the complex). Specifically at the end of Pachacuteq Avenue, about 20 minutes from its Plaza de Armas. The springs sprout from between the rocks with different warmth. The temperature of the waters is between 35ºC and 43ºC.

Is the visit to the historical sanctuary recommended for people of any age?

There is no age limit. Babies, children, young people, adults, senior citizens can visit it. In addition, we can also make tours for people with special needs (for example, tourists in wheelchairs, blind, deaf, etc). The only condition in this case is that the tour is booked in advance, as the preparations are a little more complex.

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Learn more About our Sacred Valley tour & Machu Picchu tour

The Sacred Valley to Machu Picchu tour was and still is one of the most preferred tours by most tourists and the best selling tour, that’s why we recommend our clients to book their Machu Picchu 2 days tour as soon as possible, what we offer you in our Machu Picchu 2 days tour is a complete tour with the visit to the Sacred Valley from Cusco and train to Machu Picchu at the end of the tour. The Machu Picchu 2 day tour from Cusco is idea for those who are short of time but still want to make the most of the 2 days, if you don’t like much hiking or you are too short of time then this Machu Picchu 2 day tour with the Sacred Valley is perfect for you.

Machu Picchu citadel is built between the Machu Picchu mountain and the Huayna Picchu mountains.

These in turn, are surrounded by the Urubamba river canyon and by other mountain chains belonging to the Andes mountain range. Just on the border with the Amazon jungle.

Next to it there is a cloud forest that makes it look like it can touch the clouds inside the city, so it is known as the city in the clouds. But it is not everything, this amazing place is flooded with thousands of species of plants and animals.

Many of which cannot be seen anywhere else on the planet (endemic species) and others that are in danger of extinction, such as the “cock of the rocks” or the “spectacled bear”. The latter walks freely in the vicinity of the Inca city and does not represent any danger.

Exploring the mystery surrounding the jewel of the Incas

Stones of its structures joined and perfectly fitted together like a puzzle without any kind of glue, are not the only or the greatest mystery of Machu Picchu. Seeing walls built with stones that seem to have been molded as if they had been made of clay is a mystery, but there are others.

Machu Picchu like other amazing structures of ancient world cultures, such as the pyramids of Egypt or the temples of Angkor Wat in Cambodia, has its own geodesic line and is perfectly aligned with other ancient Inca cities. Another of the mysteries of Machu Picchu is its location, why did they choose this inaccessible place to build one of its most important cities? Did it have to do with the energy vortex? Machu Picchu did not have a written history, so its true purpose was never known. What exactly was Machu Picchu, a ceremonial site, a royal residence; many possibilities are shuffled but none are fully proven.

 

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