Machu Picchu & Sacred Valley – 2D/1N

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$ 459 USD

  • The best combination of tours on the way to Machu Picchu
  • Visit key sites of our unique Sacred Valley and have a truly immersive experience with our local experts
  • Spend a night in the colorful Machu Picchu town and catch the best morning views of the Citadel
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Duration

2 Days /
1 Night

Group

2 to 8 people

Start / Finish

Cusco / Cusco

Difficulty

Easy

Transportation

Train & mini-van

Meals

1 breakfast

Accommodation

Basic hostel

Walking Distance

Just the guided tours

Max. Altitude

9,007 ft /
2,730 m

Overview:

What a better way to make the most of your visit to this Wonder of the World than combining it with the astounding, rich in culture and nature, Sacred Valley. This valley is home of some the most important archeological sites, striking colonial towns, handicrafts markets and native, old Inca citadels. This is the perfect introduction to the wonders of Aguas Calientes town and the masterpiece of architecture, urbanism, art and engineering of the Inca Civilization: Machu Picchu.

Detailed Itinerary

Day 1: Cusco – Pisac – Ollantaytambo – Aguas Calientes

You’ll be picked up from your hotel/hostel at 8:00am and be taken to the town of Pisac. This small, beautiful village is full of history and is the entrance hall to the Sacred Valley. Here we’ll visit the archaeological centre and the traditional market where you’ll be able to buy some local souvenirs for yourself or loved ones back home.

We then continue on to Urubamba, where we’ll stop for lunch, before heading to Ollantaytambo. We will again discover the astonishing Inca architecture and the beauty of the local culture.

From there, we make our way to the train station to take the 2-hour train ride to Aguas Calientes. Upon arrival, our team will be waiting for you to welcome you to this small town, give all the details necessary and take you to the hostel where you’ll spend the night.

Day 2: Aguas Calientes – Machu Picchu – Cusco

We make our way to Machu Picchu early in the morning after having breakfast. We take on a 2-hour walk up the stone steps to reach the entrance of the citadel. During the walk up you’ll get to witness the beautiful sunrise and amazing views as you get higher and higher. Alternatively, you can take the 15 minute bus ride to the citadel (not included).

Once in Machu Picchu you will have a 2-hour guided tour of the ruins where you see the Main Plaza, the Circular Tower, the Sacred Solar Clock, the Royal Quarters, and more. You’ll also learn all about the Incas, their culture and the history of Machu Picchu. After the tour you will have some free time to explore, take pictures, or just walk around the Sanctuary of Machu Picchu.

Finally, you’ll make your way back down to Aguas Calientes town to take the train back at either 06:20pm or 9:50pm from Aguas Calientes to Ollantaytambo, and then a private mini-van back to your hotel/hostel in Cusco.

What’s Included

  • Professional, experienced, bilingual tour guide

  • Machu Picchu entrance ticket

  • 2-hour guided tour of Machu Picchu

  • Sacred Valley guided tour

  • Hotel/hostel pick-up and drop-off

  • Transportation by train and mini-van to Sacred Valley and Aguas Calientes

  • Transportation by train and mini-van back to Cusco

  • 1 night basic hostel accommodation in Aguas Calientes

  • 1 breakfast

  • Briefing at our office (this will be done the night before your tour)

  • First day’s meals and last day’s lunch & dinner

  • Tips

  • Travel insurance

  • Optional: bus tickets up and down Machu Picchu - $24 USD

  • Optional: Huayna Picchu ticket - $20 USD (request in advance)

  • Optional: Machu Picchu Mountain - $20 USD (request in advance)

What To Bring

  • Original passport

  • Original Student ID (if you booked as a student)

  • Comfortable clothes

  • Sunscreen

  • Aluminum bottle

  • Personal medication

  • Tripods are not allowed at the historical site (you can leave yours in the lockers outside)

  • Plastic bottles are not allowed in the citadel or any of the roads

  • Walking sticks are not allowed unless the person needs them (they must have rubber tips)

  • Big backpacks as they are not allowed into the citadel

Frequently Asked Questions

Do I need to be physically fit to visit Machu Picchu?

Exploring Machu Picchu is not strenuous at all. To reach the Inca citadel, you have the option of either a 1.5-hour hike up or a 20-minute bus ride. Once at the site, it’s just like walking around any other city – it’s even at a lower altitude than the city of Cusco!

When is the best time to visit Machu Picchu?

Luckily Machu Picchu is open 7 days a week, all-year round. Our recommendation is to visit between April through May and from September through October. June, July and August is when the weather is best, but also the busiest.

What is the group size?

Our tour departs with a minimum of 2 people and a maximum of 8 people.

If looking to book a private group tour or solo tour, contact us and we’ll organize one for you.

Can I book a private group tour?

We take the stress out of booking a group trip of 4 or more people to Machu Picchu, plus the added bonus of including great benefits! Contact our team through our email: info@machupicchuexperiences.com or by calling our number: +51 000 0000 for more information.

Do you arrange trips for solo travelers?

There’s nothing like that feeling of discovering a new place all by yourself and we can help you with that. Whether looking to travel alone part of a journey or the whole trip, simply contact us and we’ll create the perfect plan.

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Price from:

$ 459 USD

  • The best combination of tours on the way to Machu Picchu
  • Visit key sites of our unique Sacred Valley and have a truly immersive experience with our local experts
  • Spend a night in the colorful Machu Picchu town and catch the best morning views of the Citadel
Book Now