Sacred Valley Machu Picchu Tour
Get a detailed insight to the Inca civilization on this two day Sacred Valley Machu Picchu Tour. This is one of our signature tours.
We have designed this two day tour to offer you a detailed introduction of Inca civilization before visiting Machu Picchu. This two day tour is ideal for families and those wanting to get the most in a short time.
The Sacred Valley Machu Picchu Tour begins with a drive to Pisac in the Sacred Valley of Incas. Here we will be visiting the inca ruins that nestles on a hilltop. After the guided tour of the archaeological site, we will be visiting the famous market.
Pisac Market is popular on weekends. Farmers and Craftsmen from neighbouring villages set up their tents on the main square to sell their products. This is the best place to buy souvenirs.
We will then drive you to Urubamba. It is often referred to as the heart of the Sacred Valley primarily because of its centric location. Here we will be offering you lunch in a local restaurant.
The Sacred Valley Tour culminates with a visit to the ruins of Ollantaytambo. Ollantaytambo is an example of Incas advanced town planning. The archeological site here was one of the most sacred Inca sites. This turned to a battle ground when the Spanish invaded Ollantaytambo.
After the tour, we will be taking a train to Aguas Calientes. The second day is dedicated to a tour of Machu Picchu.
We operate the Sacred Valley Machu Picchu Tour both in small groups and as a private tour. Do take a moment to check our reviews on Trip Advisor.
Day 1 – Cusco – Sacred Valley of Incas – Aguas Calientes
We will be picking you up from your hotel in Cusco. Then in our private transport, we will be driving you to Pisac. Here your private guide will be giving you a complete tour of the complex. We will then visit the local market.
Then we will drive you to Urubamba where we will be serving you a buffet lunch with options for vegetarians.
After relishing a Peruvian meal, we will be driving to Ollantaytambo where we will be visiting the Inca ruins. After the tour of the complex, we will be dropping you off at the train station.
Here you will be boarding a tourist train for a three hours ride to Aguas Calientes. Our representative will be meeting you on arrival and will be transferring you to the hotel.
Day 2 – Aguas Calientes – Machu Picchu – Huayna Picchu Hike– Cusco
Early in the morning, as you will be leaving the hotel for the tour, the receptionist will be handing you over a snack box. You will then be taking the bus from Aguas Calientes to Machu Picchu. It is a 25 minutes drive up the hill.
Once at the entrance of the citadel, your guide will be assisting you in clearing the security control and to enter the citadel. We will then give you a detailed two hours guided tour of Machu Picchu citadel.
After the tour of the Inca citadel, you will have some free time to explore the citadel on your own. Alternatively, if you have booked in advance, you can hike the Huayna Picchu Mountain or Machu Picchu mountains.
Optionally, you can even hike to the Sungate or Intipunku. You won’t need to book it in advance. This offers a spectacular view of the citadel. Only those on the Inca Trail to Machu Picchu enjoy the view at the first light of the sun.
After the tour, you will be taking the bus back to Aguas Calientes town. Here you will have some free time to stop for lunch (not included).
We will then take the train back to Ollantaytambo from Aguas Calientes. Here, our representative will be meeting you and will be driving you back to the city of Cusco. You will be reaching Cusco by 09:00 PM.
- Transfer Cusco – Sacred Valley – Machu Picchu – Cusco
- 01 Lunch in Urubamba
- Train tickets from Ollantaytambo to Aguas Calientes
- Hotel in Aguas Calientes breakfast included.
- Bus Tickets to/from Machu Picchu.
- Entrance to Machu Picchu citadel.
- Guided tour of Machu Picchu
- Train tickets from Aguas Calientes to Ollantaytambo
- Transfer Ollantaytambo – Cusco
- Entrance fees to the hot springs
- Entrance fee to Machu Picchu mountain and Huayna Picchu (Optional)
- Optional upgrade to Vistadome train (Must be confirmed at-least 24 hours before departure)
What to bring
- Boots or walking shoes without heels.
- Hat or cap.
- Waterproof in the rainy season.
- Insect repellent.
- Sweater or jacket.
- Towels for the hot springs of Aguas Calientes.
- Camera (of course!)