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Sacred Valley and Machu Picchu Tour Details
Sacred Valley Machu Picchu Tour

Embark on a transformative journey through time with Machu Picchu Tours. Together, we will immerse ourselves in the profound mystique of the Sacred Valley and Machu Picchu. This 2-day tour, meticulously curated from Cusco, extends an invitation to us. It beckons us to tread the sacred grounds once roamed by the nobility of the Inca Empire.

Our adventure will commence with the tranquil waters of the Vilcanota River as our companion. These waters will guide us through the Sacred Valley of the Incas. We will marvel at the sprawling agricultural terraces that paint the verdant hillsides. They stand as a testament to the ancient Incan ingenuity that still whispers in the winds.

Tracing the Echoes of Incan Splendor

The first day will unveil a tapestry of archaeological sites, each narrating a chapter of the Incan saga. As we wander through these hallowed ruins, we will feel the echoes of history resonate beneath our feet. 

With train tickets in hand, we will glide towards the town of Aguas Calientes. Here, a cozy hotel awaits to envelop us in comfort. It prepares us for the pinnacle of our journey on the morrow.

Awakening with anticipation, the second day promises an ascent to the zenith of our tour—Machu Picchu. Witness the sunrise casting its first golden rays upon Machu Picchu Mountain, heralding a day of awe. 

We will explore the citadel’s nooks, crannies, and majestic vantage points. The optional climb to Huayna Picchu offers a bird’s-eye view. This vantage point lets us appreciate the marvel nestled within Mother Nature’s embrace.

Throughout the tour, we will seamlessly weave every detail into your experience. From securing your train tickets to providing historical insights, we bring the stones of Machu Picchu to life. As we bid farewell to this sacred sanctuary, we will carry with us not just memories. We will also hold a newfound connection to the past.

Join Machu Picchu Tours, and together, we will step into a realm of ancient wonder. In this realm, the Sacred Valley and Machu Picchu stand as eternal sentinels of the Inca Empire’s grandeur.

Do take a moment to check our reviews on Tripadvisor.

Check out our post on 5 Lesser-Known Inca Ruins to Visit in the Sacred Valley Of Peru.

Check out our complete guide to Sacred Valley Peru. Also here are some tips on clicking the best photos in Machu Picchu from our local experts.

Departure & Return Location

Cusco Hotel Transfer

Departure Time

0800 AM

Price Includes

  • Professional English speaking Tour Leader.
  • Pick-up from and drop off at your hotel
  • Buffet Lunch in Urubamba
  • First aid kit
  • Train Tickets from Ollantaytambo to Aguas Calientes and back
  • Bus from Aguas Calientes to Machu Picchu and back
  • 01 Night's hotel in Aguas Calientes
  • Entrance Ticket to Machu Picchu
  • 2 Hours guided trip to Machu Picchu

Price Excludes

  • Entrance fee to Huayna Picchu
  • Travel Insurance
  • Any Private Expenses
  • Entrance to sites in Sacred Valley (Tourist Ticket)

Recommended To Carry

  • Daypack, warm clothes (scarf, sweaters, rain jacket, gloves)
  • Walking boots and Walking Sticks
  • Sun glasses and Sun hat or cap
  • Protect & hydrate sunscreen lotion (factor 60 or 70+ is recommendable )
  • Personal medication
  • Camera and film, fully charged & extra batteries (batteries drain quicker in the cold)
  • Peruvian Soles in cash
Sacred Valley Machu Picchu Tour

Day 1Cusco - Sacred Valley - Aguas Calientes

We will embark on an unforgettable journey from Cusco, the former capital of the Inca Empire. We will make our way through the Sacred Valley towards Machu Picchu. Our day begins with a scenic drive to Pisac, where we will discover the enchanting Pisac market. Here, we will indulge in the vibrant display of handicrafts and fresh produce, providing a taste of local life.

After reveling in the market’s colors and textures, we will ascend to the Pisac archaeological site. We will explore these ancient ruins, soaking in spectacular views of the valley below. Breathing in the high-altitude air, we will feel the spirits of the Incas surround us.

Continuing our journey, we will venture to Urubamba. We will savor a nourishing Andean meal, gathering energy for the next leg of our adventure. Post-lunch, our path takes us to the formidable Ollantaytambo fortress. We will climb its terraces and stand in awe before the Temple of the Sun.

As the afternoon sun begins to wane, we will catch the picturesque train to Aguas Calientes. It is a town nestled at the base of the Machu Picchu sanctuary. In Aguas Calientes, we will unwind at our hotel, preparing for the following day’s ascent to the iconic citadel.

On this initial day of our Sacred Valley and Machu Picchu tour, we will:

  • We will cover a distance of approximately 95 kilometers (59 miles) from Cusco to Aguas Calientes.
  • Ascend to the highest point at Pisac, reaching around 3,300 meters (10,827 feet) above sea level.
  • Descend to the day’s lowest altitude in Urubamba, at about 2,871 meters (9,419 feet).
  • Tackle a moderate level of difficulty throughout the day’s explorations, ensuring a comfortable and exhilarating experience for all.

Our meticulously planned itinerary immerses us in the region’s natural beauty and rich history. It paves the way for a memorable visit to the legendary Machu Picchu.

Day 2Aguas Calientes - Machu Picchu - Cusco

On the dawn of our second day in Aguas Calientes, we will greet the early morning. We do this with anticipation for the day ahead. After breakfast at our hotel in Aguas Calientes, we will board the first bus to Machu Picchu. 

We will be eager to witness the sunrise over the ancient city. The early morning light bathing the iconic ruins in a golden hue will be a moment we will treasure forever.

We will spend the morning hours exploring the iconic citadel of Machu Picchu. We will be wandering through its main squares, sacred temples, and intricate stonework. Our knowledgeable guide will share stories and insights, bringing the history of this magnificent site to life. 

For those of us seeking an extra thrill, the climb up to Huayna Picchu will be available. It offers breathtaking views of Machu Picchu and the surrounding landscapes.

After immersing ourselves in the wonders of the Incas most famous site, we will return to Aguas Calientes. Here, we will enjoy a leisurely lunch. Perhaps, we will also explore the town’s quaint markets before boarding our train back to Ollantaytambo. 

From Ollantaytambo, a comfortable vehicle will be waiting to take us back to Cusco. Along the way, we will be reflecting on the unforgettable memories made.

On this transformative second day, we will:

  • Journey from Aguas Calientes to the gates of Machu Picchu, covering a short distance. We will ascend to one of the most famous archaeological sites in the world.
  • Stand at the iconic Machu Picchu. It sits at an altitude of approximately 2,430 meters (7,972 feet) above sea level.
  • Have the opportunity to climb Huayna Picchu. You will be reaching elevations of up to 2,720 meters (8,920 feet), for those who opt for the challenge.
  • Experience a level of difficulty that varies depending on our chosen activities. The main site visit will be moderate, and the Huayna Picchu climb will be more challenging.

Our dedicated team will carefully manage every aspect of the tour. This will allow us to immerse ourselves fully in the experience of visiting Machu Picchu and the Sacred Valley.

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Solo Traveller

Incredible and swift response when I first booked. The actual tour was amazing. Adner was our tour guide and he was incredibly knowledgeable, friendly and fun. I learned so much about the scared Valley and Machu Picchu through him. He was very responsive and adapted to our schedule. Excellent service and highly recommend!

November 25, 2021

Victor H

Solo Traveller

A great way to experience Machu Picchu and the sights of the Sacred Valley! Guides were always very friendly and informative and everything felt super organized, planned, and structured!

October 25, 2021

Ruchi S

Solo Traveller

Thank you John for a wonderful trip through Peru! I loved your thorough planning and happy attitude through out my entire trip. You always went above and beyond to make sure my vegetarian diet wouldn’t be an issue. Thank you also for capturing the best pics!

September 18, 2019