Sacsayhuaman + Sacred Valley & Machupicchu Tour 2 Days
Sacsayhuaman & Machu Picchu 2 Day Tour
Cusco is the center of the Inca history and home to some of the most important ruins. If you are in Cusco and you don’t have enough time to do our city tour in Cusco, this fabulous tour takes you around the most important sites of Cusco region including Machupicchu. Don’t miss the incredible archeological site of Sacsayhuaman in Cusco and the ecological park and animal rescue center of Cochawasi in the sacred valley. Where you will see a remarkable number of rescued native animals, Andean birds, the Andean condors, pumas, chinchillas, the spectacle bear etc.
This is a MUST DO tour – NOT to be missed ! before your trip to Machupicchu
- Tour Type: Sightseeing Tour, Cultural & History
- Schedules: We pick you up at 8:00am / 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
- Visit to the Sacsayhuaman fortress
- Visit to the Sacred Valley of the Incas
- Machu Picchu Tour
Advantages of booking with us.-
The all-inclusive tour to SACSAYHUAMAN + SACRED VALLEY & MACHUPICCHU TOUR 2 DAYS offers a safe and well-organized experience, transfer during the entire tour is in sprinter. The service also includes the tour guide service in English or Spanish.
EXCLUSIVE SERVICE COSTS: We operate this tour without joining other tourists from other agencies. We only serve our tourists. We know that traveling to Machu Picchu demands time and money and that is why we want your experience of visiting Machu Picchu to exceed your expectations. Can’t you get to know Machu Picchu every year, right?
Our groups are made up of a minimum of 2 people maximum 8, if no more people are added to your group, we go out yes or yes (private service) without lowering the quality of service.
Itinerary Sacsayhuaman, Machu Picchu and Sacred Valley Tour
The tour starts at 8:00 AM. We will pick you up from the hotel and take you on this epic adventure. Our first stop will be at Sacsayhuaman a Majestic Inca site that will blow your mind away with its incredible walls. Our guide will provide you with the historical background about this place. Later on we will drive towards the ecological park and animal rescue center of Cochawasi sanctuary. This place is a shelter for animals who have been victims of the illicit animal trade and heartless poachers. Some of these animals will be reintroduce to their native ecosystems after their rehabilitation. In this place You will see a wide number of local animal species ranging from the many kinds of Andean camels such as the Llamas, Alpacas, Guanacos, Vicunas. Also we will see Pumas, the famous Andean Condor and the only kind of bear of South America, the spectacle bear or “Paddington bear”.
We continue our trip to visit the Inca site of Pisac. After our visit at Pisac Inca site we continue to drive along the river to Urubamba valley. In this place we will go to an “All you can eat” Peruvian-Andean buffet restaurant. From Urubamba we will continue for another 30 minutes toward the beautiful Inca city of Ollantaytambo. Here we will explore the enigmatic ruins of Ollantaytambo. Our guide will provide you with a good information on the Incan civilization.
After visiting Ollantaytambo, we will walk to the Ollantaytambo town and explore before we catch our train to Aguas Calientes. The trains usually depart at 5:00 PM. The train ride from Ollantaytambo to Aguas Calientes takes 2 hours. At Aguas Calientes our clients we will go to our hotel where we will spend the night.
Waking up early (04:30) we’ll take the first bus up to Machu Picchu to enter the site as it opens at 06:00. We’ll have a 2 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 17:00) you will take the train back to Ollantaytambo from where you will carry on by bus back to Cusco (arrives between 8-9pm).
- Hotel in Aguas Calientes (based in double occupation)
- 01 breakfast
- 01 lunche
- Entrances to Machu Picchu.
- All transportation
- All transfers
- Ejecutive (Incarrail) or Expedition tren to Machu Picchu.
- Buses to Machu Picchu (round trip)
- Professional english speaking tour guide during whole trip
WHAT’S NOT INCLUDED:
- Hotel in Cusco
- Meals where are not stated
- entrance tickets for the sites that will be visited on day 1 ( 130 soles )
- Huayna Picchu entrance fee US$35
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
- Sun cream (factor 35 or higher)
- Insect repellant
- Personal medication
The traveler in the Expedition will be comfortable and relaxed, in addition will be informed about the most important points that has this millenary route and that every adventurer should know. The Expedition has wagons totally covered by wide windows so that the traveler can immerse himself in the beauty of the natural landscape, and make his experience to Machu Picchu start on the train.
PANORAMIC VIEW TRAIN
Surrounded entirely by glass, with cars with large panoramic windows that offer unparalleled scenic views and countless opportunities to take spectacular photographs, the traveler in the Vistadome connects and feels part of Peru’s breathtaking landscape. Perurail provides personalized attention and first class in which the traveler on board will live an unforgettable experience. The Vistadome also has air conditioning and heating, leather seats that mold to the body providing comfort and relaxation throughout the trip. Snacks and drinks are also served.
HIRAM BINGHAM TRAIN:
Luxurious and exclusive all-inclusive train with all-inclusive service decorated in the style of 1920s Pullman carriages, each decorated with polished wood and bronze details and equipped with large comfortable armchairs. It is the finest way to travel to Machu Picchu, with a personalized service, which takes care of even the smallest detail on the trip. At Hiram Bingham you can enjoy the sophisticated dining car, the bar car and the observatory car, from where you can enjoy outdoors, the wonderful route, accompanied by a Peruvian cocktail and local live music shows; it will be an experience you will never forget.
An imposing Inca building, surrounded by enormous carved rocks and great vegetation, the Sacsayhuaman Archaeological Park is a construction that astonishes with its perfect connections between its stone walls. Built between the period of the Incas Pachacuteq and Huayna Capac, currently covers 2,296.76 hectares (source DDC Cusco). Its majesty makes it one of the mystical architectural expressions belonging to the Tahuantinsuyo.
Located approximately 2 km from the city of Cusco, the large blocks of the Sacsayhuaman Archaeological Park, made of granite, measure up to 9 meters high, considered the largest within the Inca archaeological zones. Each of these walls fits without any kind of amalgam. The interior of this construction is identified by its temples, warehouses and water channels more than 200 meters long.
The origin of its Spanish Quechua name means “satisfied falcon”, because from this point one could watch over the capital of the Inca Empire. The Sacsayhuaman Archaeological Park serves as the stage for the staging of the Inti Raymi (Feast of the Sun) which takes place during the winter solstice, every 24th of June.
THE SACRED VALLEY
The Sacred Valley tour is one of the most popular tours that exist in Cusco, almost all tourists who have come to Machu Picchu the fact, is a must, because this contains beautiful Andean landscapes, architectural samples of the greatness of the Inca culture, during the trip you can visit local markets, where you can buy handicrafts, impressive archaeological sites such as Pisac, that shows a very advanced engineering in construction of platforms, Ollantaytambo, a military, religious and agricultural center, whose main function was to control the passage towards the Valley of the Convention (the Cusco jungle) and Chinchero, place that is characterized by its crafts and where the organized families show us the artisan process of obtaining the fabrics. The trip lasts a whole day. On the trip you can enjoy Andean cuisine in the town of Urubamba.
The “lost city of the Incas”, Machu Picchu, was rediscovered on July 24, 1911 by the American explorer Hiram Bingham, although the place had been known since at least the eighteenth century. This seems to be indicated by the correspondence of Colonel Baltasar La Torre and the notes of Antonio Raimondi, which were published by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Peru in 2008, as well as the map of the Urubamba party, by Pablo José Oricain, where the site of Intihuatana is indicated. Charles Wienner also collected it in his maps before Bingham photographed and documented it. Together with engineer Ellwood C. Erdis and osteologist George F. Eaton, who studied the funerary contexts, Bingham dug into the site, mainly in the urban sector, taking with him more than 46,000 pieces back to Yale University, the center that organized the performance.
Where is Sacsayhuaman located?
The archaeological site of Sacsayhuaman is located 2 kilometers north of the Plaza de Armas in Cusco. It is located at 3,700 meters above sea level.
What does Sacsayhuaman mean?
The term Sacsayhuaman means in Quechua “place where the falcon is satiated”. The name is probably due to the presence of these birds. It is presumed to have been a fortress, although it is also believed to have been a ceremonial center.
How to get to Sacsayhuaman?
Sacsayhuaman is only 10 minutes from Cusco’s Plaza de Armas (by car) or 45 minutes on foot. Another option is to take a ‘City Tour’, which includes transportation to this archaeological site. Entrance is with the Cusco Tourist Ticket.
When is the best time to go to Machu Picchu?
The best time to visit Machu Picchu depends on your priority. When there are few people, the low travel season between September and April is the best. For the best climate, the dry season, between May and August throws the clearest skies and of course more people visit it.
The season is not really a problem in Machu Picchu the minimum temperatures vary between 6 ºC and the maximums around 24 ºC. We recommend that you always carry something waterproof with you, as the geography of Machu Picchu means that rain can fall at any time of the year. However, there are big differences between coming in the rainy season or during the dry season; if you definitely don’t want to get wet, you can choose to come between the months of April and October, the dry season, but coming in the rainy season also has its advantages, lower prices, fewer people and Machu Picchu in its most intense green.
Who handles entrance tickets to Machu Picchu?
The citadel of Machu Picchu is a world heritage protected by UNESCO, so the Peruvian Government and in particular the Ministry of Culture Cusco, establish the conditions of access, and regulate entry fees etc.). All companies are subject to these regulations and must respect the imposed regulations.
What to see in Machu Picchu?
Machu Picchu hosts amazing constructions, the Temple of the Sun, the Temple of the 3 Windows, the Intihuatana or the Temple of the Moon very close to the top of the Mountain Huayna Picchu, are some of the most amazing structures that exist. Below is a list of places not to be missed in Machu Picchu.
- The Temple of the Sun
- The Intihuatana
- The Temple of the 3 Windows
- The Temple of the Condor
- The Hall of Mirrors
- The Ladder of the Fountains
- Huayna Picchu Mountain
- The Temple of the Moon (Mountain Huayna Picchu)
- The Gate of the Sun (Inti Punku)
- The main square
- The Royal Tomb
- The Sacred Rock
What is Huayna Picchu?
The Machu Picchu ticket includes the option Boleto Machu Picchu + Huayna Picchu. This ticket includes the entrance to Huayna Picchu Mountain next to the Inca City of Machu Picchu. The top of this mountain offers you some of the most spectacular aerial views of Machu Picchu. You climb a very steep road built on one side of the mountain, so most of the way, will be between the walls of the mountain and cliffs of hundreds of meters; not recommended for people who suffer from vertigo, or who can not overcome their fear of heights.
What is Machu Picchu Mountain?
The Machu Picchu ticket includes the option Boleto Machu Picchu + Montaña Machu Picchu. This ticket includes entrance to Machu Picchu Mountain next to the Inca City of Machu Picchu
It is the elevation located south-east of the Inca city of Machu Picchu at 3050 meters above sea level. At its summit extends a platform of Inca invoice, which corresponded to a ritual space to which priests accessed on special dates to perform the liturgies of greeting to the Apu Salkantay.
We run this tour only as a private tour
- USD 449.00 per person for a group of 2 people
- USD 430.00 per person for a group of 3 people
Prices reduce if there are more people in your group
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