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

Our Sacred Valley Machu Picchu tour will take you on an adventure to the Inca Citadel by passing through the Sacred Valley of the Incas. It is a region along the Vilcanota segment of the Urubamba River. It is surrounded by stunning nature.

Here you’ll admire the perfect combination of natural landscapes and Incan architecture, visiting two of their principal settlements, Pisac and Ollantaytambo.

After an exciting day, you’ll enjoy a train ride on the way to Aguas Calientes. After a good night of sleep, the following morning you’ll head straight off to see the exquisite and unforgettable Machu Picchu.

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

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

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

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 accommodation in Aguas Calientes
  • Entrance 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 hill top to the main entrance of the archaeological complex. Our local expert will be walking you through some of the notable parts of the complex. 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  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 story about the prominence of the complex. It depicts the Inca mythology. 

Later in the evening, 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

Today we hop on a bus and make the journey (30 minutes drive approx.) to visit Machu Picchu, The lost city of the Incas.

Our tour guide will welcome you with a 2 hour guided tour and take you to the most important temples and enclosures Machu Picchu has to offer. After the tour, you will have free time for exploring Machu Picchu on your own.

If you have booked to hike Huayna Picchu or Machu Picchu mountain, our guide will direct you to the trail head. 

Alternatively you can hike to Inti Punku or Sun Gate. This is the point of entrance to the citadel to those on the Inca Trail to Machu Picchu.

After the full day tour of Machu Picchu, we will depart Aguas Calientes to board the train at 2:30pm (depending on availability) to Ollantaytambo train station. Here our representative will be meeting you and will be driving you back to Cusco. We will arrive at the City of Cusco by 7:00 p.m.

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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