The Sacred Valley and Machu Picchu Tour is designed to give you an unforgettable experience on your trip to one of the seven world wonders, Machu Picchu. Our Sacred Valley Machu Picchu tour offers a perfect introduction to the Inca Civilization before visiting their emblematic site – Machu Picchu.
Sacred Valley or as it is locally known, Valle Sagrado is located along the Vilcanota segment of the Urubamba River. Farming was the main occupation of the Incas. They were really passionate about their work, so they went ahead and created a farming lab. This was just to determine the best weather condition needed to grow any crop.
Villages in the Sacred Valley of the Inca favored them. Apart from being closer to Cusco City (the former capital of the Incas), the valley has the most fertile soil. The Incas built plenty of farming terraces and settlements here.
Most traditional villages here are well preserved. Families here tend to pass down jobs like farming and such to their next generation. In fact, most people living in the valley speak with each other in their traditional language, Quechua.
On this two day Sacred Valley Machu Picchu tour, we will be visiting some of the iconic sites in the valley. This will give you a deeper understanding of the Inca civilization and how proudly the people here have preserved it.
Once you get an insight into the Inca Civilization, we will embark on a scenic train ride from Ollantaytambo Aguas Calientes. This small village serves as a gateway to the citadel of Machu Picchu.
On the second day of this Sacred Valley and Machu Picchu Tour, you will head straight off to see the exquisite and unforgettable Machu Picchu.
Along with our tour guide, you will be visiting the prime areas of this Inca Citadel. This includes the main square, remains of Inca temples and ceremonial sites, farming terraces, and more.
The Sacred Valley Machu Picchu tour culminates with a train ride back to Ollantaytambo and an onward transfer to your hotel in Cusco.
Machu Picchu Tours is a fully locally owned tour operator based in Cusco. With our expert tour guides, you’ll be well-equipped to make the most of this once-in-a-lifetime experience. Our carefully planned itinerary further ensures a memorable journey. Join us on this memorable journey, and create memories that you’ll treasure forever.
We offer the Cusco Sacred Valley Machu Picchu Tour for both small groups and private tours. This allows you to choose the option that best suits your preferences and travel style. We highly recommend booking your tour at least a month in advance. Spaces fill up quickly, particularly during the peak travel season.
By choosing a two-day tour with us, you’ll create lasting memories. You will make the most of your visit to this extraordinary UNESCO World Heritage Site.
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Cusco Hotel Transfer
We will be picking you up from your hotel in Cusco at 0800 in the morning. Then we will be driving you to Pisac. Here we will begin the tour by visiting the traditional Pisac market. This is an ideal place to buy souvenirs.
We will then drive you to the hilltop to the main entrance of the archaeological site. Our local expert will be walking you through some of the notable parts of the complex. The Temple of the sun is an unmissable part.
We will then continue the tour to Urubamba. Locals call Urubamba as the “heart” of the Sacred Valley because of its location. Here we will be stopping in a local restaurant for a buffet lunch.
After relishing an authentic Peruvian meal, we will continue the sacred valley tour to Ollantaytambo. Here we will begin the tour by admiring the beauty and architecture of the village. We will then be visiting the archaeological complex.
Our guide will share some stories on why the complex mattered so much to the Incas. It depicts Inca mythology.
After the full day tour, we will then drive you to the train station. Here you will be boarding the train to Aguas Calientes Machu Picchu. Once you have checked in at our hotel, you will have the rest of the day to explore the town of Aguas Calientes.
If you love history then the Machu Picchu Museum is a great place to visit. The museum highlights pre-Inca times with a collection of Inca artifacts. The Orchid Gardens is another location to visit which is about a 30 minute walk from Aguas Calientes.
The site has a rustic feel filled with a variety of beautiful orchids on display. Or enjoy the rest of the day relaxing in the thermal waters of the Hot Springs, in Aguas Calientes.
Early in the morning, we will be taking the tourist bus to Inca City, Machu Picchu. It will be a twenty-five minute drive up the hill.
Our tour guide will welcome you with a 2 hour guided tour of Inca City. We will walk you to the most important temples and enclosures the lost city of the Incas has to offer. On this tour, you will be visiting some of the iconic sites like the main square (plaza de armas), the remains of Inca temples and ceremonial sites, farming terraces, and more.
After the tour, you will have free time for exploring Machu Picchu on your own. If you have booked to hike Huayna Picchu Mountain or Machu Picchu mountain, our guide will direct you to the trailhead.
Please note that this requires an advanced booking and is not included in the price.
Alternatively, you can hike to Inti Punku or Sun Gate. This is the point of entry to the citadel to those on the Inca Trail to Machu Picchu.
After visiting Machu Picchu, you will be taking a bus down to Aguas Calientes town. We will have some free time so you can have lunch if desired. This is not included in the price.
Later in the evening, you will be boarding the train back to Ollantaytambo. Our representative will be meeting you on arrival and will be driving you back to Cusco. We will be reaching the City of Cusco by 7:00 p.m.
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!
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!
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!