Sacred Valley To Machu Picchu 2 Day Tour
Sacred Valley and Machu Picchu Tour 2 Days
Explore Machu Picchu from Cusco through the Sacred Valley tour, travel with local experts and don’t miss anything during your trip to Machu Picchu, explore the archaeological site of Chinchero, the ruins of Moray, the salt mines and finish your visit with an exploration of one of the most important and famous sites in the Sacred Valley tour the ruins of Ollantaytambo. If you plan to take the Sacred Valley tour with Machu Picchu from your arrival at the Cusco airport then you will love this 2 day trip to Machu Picchu.
Traveling to Machu Pichcu by train is undoubtedly one of the best experiences in the world with big windows on the sides and ceiling made for amazing vistas. Looking out of the window you can see the Andean mountains until you reach the town of Aguas Calientes. On day 2 you will prepare for the tour to Machu Picchu, Peru’s most popular tourist attraction and one of the seven wonders of the world. You will learn about its history, how it was the daily life of the Incas and how it was discovered by Hiram Bingham in 1911.
For tourists wanting to visit Cusco’s Valley before visiting Machu Picchu this 2 day itinerary would be ideal. Visiting the Sacred Valley will show you stunning views, historic sites and its people with the local handicraft, there are so many beautiful and historical places around that you should not miss while in Cusco.
Our 2 day tour from Cusco to the Sacred Valley and Machu Picchu has been carefully designed for all those who want to take the time to explore some of the must see ruins during their trip to Machu Picchu.
This Sacred Valley tour with Machu Picchu can be modified to your preference it means you can choose the places you wish to visit during your day trip to the Sacred Valley as well as you can book the tour without hotel in Machu Picchu if you have already booked one of your preference, one of the good things about booking with Come See Perú tours is that you can modify and change the itinerary before booking just fill out the booking form and tell us how you want us to make your trip and we will take care of the rest.
- Tour Type: Cultural & History Tour
- Schedules: We pick you up at 7:30am / Drop off in Cusco
- Meeting Place: From your hotel in Cusco or Cusco airport
- End of the Tour: in Cusco
- Group Size: Minimum 02 people to confirm departure
- Difficulty: Easy-Moderate
Highlights.- In this tour we will enjoy to appreciate and to know the main tourist destinies of Cusco that all the travelers of the world look for to know; a guided and free visit Sacred Valley; then we will have the opportunity to visit the lost city of the Incas “Machu Picchu”.
Sacred Valley Tour to Machu Picchu Detailed Itinerary
For our Sacred Valley tour at Come See Peru we offer two routes which are totally different and offer a unique experience, you can choose which one you want, you just need to inform us which one you chose before you make the reservation.
We start our day at 7:30 am we will pick you up from your hotel in Cusco and drive to the picturesque town of Chinchero a beautiful Inca village where the Spanish used the original Inca street layout and foundations. Here we will visit a local family at chinchero town where you will be given a demonstration of the andean textiles that has been passed down to all of them from generations since Inca times.You also will have the opportunity to shop from the local families.
As we continue on our way to our next site we will pass through lush agricultural fields and small rural communities with spectacular views of snow-capped peaks. Our next stop is Moray and its spectacular terraces of concentric rings, which has been proven to be an experimental center for understanding the various climates and temperatures of different crops or agricultural plants, perhaps even used for domestication of different crops. After exploring Moray, we will descend lower in elevation to the salt mines of Maras, an important production center dating back to pre-Inca times. Here there are over 5000 salt pools carved into the mountain side, filled daily by water seeping from the Earth, what we call the tears of Mother Earth!
We will continue briefly in Urubamba for a well deserved lunch and in the afternoon we will visit the impressive Inca site of Ollantaytambo where your guide will give you important information on the site.
At the end of the tour your guide will take you to the train station in Ollantaytambo.
Places you’ll visit:
- Chinchero ((traditional weaving center)
- Moray ruins
- Maras salt mines
- 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, after visiting the archaeological site we will go down back to the town to visit the Pisac market which by the way has become one of the most famous in the Cusco region, finally after Pisac we will drive to the town of Urubamba for lunch, the restaurant where we will go is one of the best in the town of Urubamba, where you will taste the most delicious Peruvian food, as well as cebiche, 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.
Places you’ll visit:
- Pisac Alpaca farm
- Pisac ruins
- Pisac local market
- Ollantaytambo ruins
Our guide will pick you up from your hotel and take you by bus to Machupicchu Inca site you’ll have a 3 hour guided tour of the site during which you’ll learn about the Incas and visit all the most important areas of the citadel. After your tour you’ll have free time to explore the site by yourself and if you have permits to climb either Huayna Picchu or Machu Picchu mountain. In the afternoon (aprox. 16:00 to 18:00) you will take the train back to Ollantaytambo from where you will carry on by bus back to Cusco (arrives between 8-9pm).
Tour to the Sacred Valley (day 1)
- Private transportation with pick up from your hotel in Cusco
- Private guided tour
- Private trasnport
- Arrival at the train station in Ollantaytambo
Full Day Machu Picchu tour (day 2)
- Double room in 3* hotel in Aguas Calientes with breakfast
- Round trip tickets by train
- Transfer Aguas Calientes – Machu Picchu – Aguas Calientes
- Entrance to the Sanctuary of Machu Picchu.
- Private tour with specialized guide in Machu Picchu tours
- Round trip bus ticket
* If you book the tour at least 1 month in advance, it is very likely that tickets will still be available. Less than 1 month, most likely all tickets will be sold out.
WHAT’S NOT INCLUDED:
- Breakfast and dinner on the first day and lunch on the second day
- Cusco tourist ticket (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 to Salineras de Maras (S/ 10 per person)
- Lunch in Aguas Calientes.
- Waynapicchu Mountain + $30.00 (subject to availability).
- Upgrade train to the Vistadome: Extra US$ 55 (Round trip) per person.
- Travel Insurance – you are strongly recommended to take out travel insurance for the duration of your trip.
Advantages of booking with us.-
We know that traveling to 2-DAYS SACRED VALLEY TOUR WITH MACHU PICCHU demands time and money and that is why we want your experience of visiting 2-DAYS SACRED VALLEY TOUR to exceed your expectations.
WHAT YOU NEED TO TAKE:
- Original Passport
- Current University Card (if you are a student and want to qualify for the discount)
- Waterproof jacket / rain poncho
- Warm jacket
- Comfortable Trousers
- Sun hat
- Bring insect repellent, sunscreen, hat and sunglasses.
- Please use hand luggage up to 5kg for your full day at Machu Picchu, no large suitcases (you can leave them at your hotel).
- Bring a camera or camcorder
- The distribution of seats on the train is assumed by the train company; we have no influence on this.
- In case of flight delays, inconvenience in the train schedule or bad weather (landslides, rain, etc.), we do not assume any responsibility, but your travel insurance will probably give refunds for those cases. The same applies to airport pick-up. Our driver arrives 10 minutes after your arrival and waits for you with a sign and your name on it up to 30 minutes outside in the parking lot when you leave the building. In case of delays, you should inform us as soon as possible.
- Changes or updates are subject to
- 1.) availability
- 2.) an additional charge as stated in our Terms and Conditions.
Machu Picchu is built between the Machu Picchu mountain and the Huayna Picchu mountain, 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.
What is Machu Picchu?
The world’s favorite destinationMachu 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:
- 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.
- 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.
WHY PRIVATE ?
- Small groups
- Personalized service
- Make stops at your will
- Take your time to take pictures
- Avoid the 30+ people bilinguial group services
- Avoid the shopping stop tours to the Sacred Valley
As long as we meet our minimum of two people, our train tours can leave any day of the week
- USD 450.00 per person for a group of 2 people
Why chosse Come See Perú Tours?
- We are a 100% local company based in Cusco, one of our goals has always been to offer personalized tours with excellent service.
- we have more than 6 years of experience creating memorable trips and making friends with our customers.
- We promote responsable and sustainable tourism in Cusco
- We accommodate special diets
- Eco friendly local company
- We are committed to social proyects
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To secure a booking with Come See Perú Tours, the Client must deposit 40% of the entire price of the tour. You will receive a confirmation email for the tour, the total balance must be paid in cash before the start of the tour in cusco.