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Machu Picchu Sacred Valley Tour – Sacred Valley and Machu Picchu 2 Day Tour

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Sacred Valley and Machu Picchu 2 Day Tour Details
Sacred Valley Machu Picchu Tour

The Sacred Valley and Machu Picchu 2 Day 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 so devoted to their profession that they built an agricultural laboratory just to determine the best weather condition needed to grow any crop. 

Villages in the Sacred Valley 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. Farming and other professions are passed down from generation to generation. In fact, most people living in the valley speak with each other in their traditional language, Quechua. 

Sacred Valley and Machu Picchu 2 Day Tour

On this two days 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 2 Day Tour, you will head straight off to see the exquisite and unforgettable Machu Picchu.

Accompanied by our English-speaking local 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.

Sacred Valley Machu Picchu tour culminates with a train ride back to Ollantaytambo and an onward transfer to your hotel in Cusco. 

Why travel with us?

Machu Picchu Tours is a fully locally owned tour operator based in Cusco. We have extensive experience in the travel industry and provide first-hand knowledge of each tour we offer. Our tour guides have professional qualifications in Incan history and Peruvian Culture.

We operate this Sacred Valley and Machu Picchu 2-Day Tour both in private and in small groups.

Do take a moment to check our reviews on Trip Advisor.

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 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. This is often referred to as the heart of the Sacred Valley due to its centric 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 local expert will be sharing some detailed stories about the prominence of the complex. It depicts the Inca mythology. 

We will then drive you to the train station where 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.

What to do in 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 artefacts. 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.

Day 2Aguas Calientes - Machu Picchu - Cusco

Early in the morning, we will be taking the tourist bus to the Inca City, Machu Picchu. It will be a twenty-five minutes drive up the hill. 

Our tour guide will welcome you with a 2 hour guided tour of the 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, 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.

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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