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2 Day Machu Picchu Tour and Sacred Valley

2 Day Machu Picchu Tour and Sacred Valley

Discover the beautiful city of Cusco, home to numerous tourist attractions. We invite you to enjoy our most important and classic tour: the Sacred Valley of the Incas and Machu Picchu 2 days. On this tour, you will visit the artisan market and archaeological sites of Pisac, followed by the town of Urubamba and the Ollantaytambo fortress in the Sacred Valley of the Incas. We continue the journey to Aguas Calientes (Machu Picchu Pueblo), where you will spend the night in one of the hotels we have chosen for you. On the second day, we culminate the adventure with a visit to the Inca citadel of Machu Picchu (the sixth wonder of the world). After enjoying these two days of travel, we will return to the city of Cusco. This tour package is designed for those who want to discover the beauty and secrets of the Sacred Valley of the Incas and connect immediately with the town of Machu Picchu. Therefore, one of the highlights of this trip is to contemplate the impressive sunrise in Machu Picchu and relax in the hot springs in the town of Aguas Calientes, although there are also other activities that you can do in Machu Picchu Pueblo. On the other hand, this tour is highly recommended and our agency guarantees all the services so that your trip is unforgettable during these 2 days, so do not think twice and discover the mysterious Sacred Valley of the Incas, famous for its beauty and magic. In addition to Machu Picchu, this excursion includes visits to the archaeological complexes of Pisac and Ollantaytambo, offering the opportunity to enjoy Peruvian food in a quiet setting accompanied by beautiful landscapes. Stay overnight in Aguas Calientes to be ready for an early guided visit according to the chosen circuit to the Machu Picchu Historical Sanctuary the next day.

Overview
Itinerary
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Before you go

Sacred Valley to Machu Picchu involves the experience to visit the famous Pisac Market, Pisac Ruins, and Ollantaytambo archeological. Then take the train to Machu Picchu and spend one night. On the last day, wake early and take the bus up to Machu Picchu, visit Machu Picchu city and climb to Huayna Picchu mountain (Additional cost for the mountain).

 

The antique citadel of Machu Picchu (Old Peak in Quechua native language) is a very popular worldwide tourist attraction and the most famous Inca architectural work. It is located at 122 km far away from Cusco in the department of the same name. The Inca citadel stands at an altitude of 2,430 meters above sea level on the Machu Picchu Mountain, close to the Urubamba River, in the midst of a lush vegetation of a cloud forest.

 

Quick Itinerary:

Sacred Valley tour 
08:30 We pick you from you hotel 

09:00 Star the Sacred Valley Tour (Visit Pisac Market and Guided tour in Pisac and Ollantaytambo ruins) 

12:00 Buffet Lunch in Urubamba

14:00 Visit to the Ollantaytambo archaeological site

16:20 Train to Machu Picchu 

18:00 Transfer your hotel and our guide will visit your hotel for your briefing 

 

Machu Picchu Guided Tour 

06:00 Bus up to Machu Picchu city

06:45 Guided tour to Machu Picchu 2 hrs (according to the chosen circuit)

09:30 Return to Aguas Calientes.

19:00 Return train to Ollantaytambo.

20:30 Arrived to Ollantaytambo and tourist transportation to Cusco

 

IMPORTANT NOTE: If you would like to return early, you can choose the train at 14:30 and you will be in Cusco at 18:00

Tour Highlights

  • Walking in the Sacred Valley of the Incas
  • Visit the Pisac Market
  • Guided tour of Pisac and Ollantaytambo archeological
  • View the amazing Sacred Valley
  • Visit the Machu Picchu
  • Climbing to Huayna Picchu Mountain

Extra Info:

  • LOCATION: CUSCO, SACRED VALLEY, MACHUPICCHU. 
  • AVAILABILITY: EVERY DAY. 
  • DIFFICULTY: MEDIUM / WITH LONG WALKS AROUND THE RUINS. 

WHAT WE DO FOR YOU?: 

  • We give you the clearest information of the market and we put at your disposal several ways of contact (E-mail, Facebook Messenger, Web Messenger) where we answer your questions at any time.
  • One day before starting the tour we give you an informative talk at your hotel, where we give you all your tickets, maps and more information of the trip you are going to make. We reserve all the necessary tickets for your trip as Income in the Sacred Valley, train tickets, bus tickets and your entrance to the citadel of Machu Picchu as well as extra income to Mountains if you need it, you do not need to waste your time making huge queues or looking for where to buy them.
  • Our guides will give you the most accurate and updated information about each place you visit, they will also make you understand why you arrived in Machupicchu, so your experience will be more spectacular and unforgettable 
  • We give you security on your trip since all our services are made with conditioned vehicles, which have all the permits to do tourist transport, in addition to our personnel who are continuously trained. 
  • We give you payment facilities where you can pay in two parts at the time of booking.

INTERESTING INFORMATION:

 

 

 

 

Day 1: Sacred Valley of the Incas
Detail

This day, you will enjoy a pick-up service at the hotel. Then, you will start your trip to the mysterious Sacred Valley of the Incas, where you can enjoy a guided tour in the archaeological sites of Pisaq, the "Great Agricultural Center of the Incas", and the Fortress of Ollantaytambo, "famous village that was one of the last places of resistance to Spanish rule ". After the visit, your tour guide will accompany you to the station to board the train from Ollantaytambo to the city of Machu Picchu, "Aguas Calientes"; During the route you can enjoy the wonderful scenery and take the best pictures of an unparalleled route. Upon arrival in the city of "Aguas Calientes", we will be waiting for you to translate to your Hotel.

 

Sacred Valley and Machu Picchu 2 day Tour

Day 2: Machu Picchu Tour
Detail

After getting up very early and having breakfast, we will go up to the Inca citadel of Machu Picchu and we will be able to appreciate the spectacular sunrise of this wonder, followed by an excursion with our guide through the citadel of Machu Picchu according to the chosen circuit. In this case, each of the circuits can take you to the most important precincts of this city such as: the Main Plaza, the Circular Tower, the Sacred Solar Clock, the Royal Quarters, the Temple of the Three Windows, and the Cemeteries (it is worth noting that not all circuits lead to the most important precincts, as they differ in route, so it is recommended to be well informed). Concluded in tour of the citadel of Machupicchu optionally: you can do the trekking to the summit of Huaynapicchu or the Mountain sector, this will take you a few hours, in which you can enjoy the scenery and take some breathtaking views (This visit is an extra and have to be book months before). Then we will go down by bus to Aguas Calientes and in the afternoon we will take the train back to Ollantaytambo, where our staff will be waiting for you, to transport you by bus to the city of Cusco and take you to your hotel.

 

2 Day Tour Machu Picchu Sacred Valley

THIS TOUR INCLUDES:
Detail

  • Pre-trek briefing (Our guide will visit your hotel a day before the trek for your briefing) 
  • Accommodation: Hotel Flower´s House (01 night) 
  • Meals: 01x Breakfast and 01x Buffet Lunch on the Sacred Valley Tour 
  • Entrance fee to Machu Picchu 
  • Entrance fee to Pisac and Ollantaytambo archeological 
  • Professional guide in the Sacred Valley and Machu Picchu 
  • Train round trip to Machu Picchu 
  • Bus up and down to Machu Picchu 
  • Tourist transportation in the Sacred Valley 
  • Emergency Phone (Our guide will provided the local mobile and you can contact 24 hrs with our staff)

NOT INCLUDED:
Detail

  • Meals not datails 
  • Entrance fee to Huayna Picchu ($ 80) 
  • Tips
  • Local flights
  • Other not mentioned

What to Bring during my trip?
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  • Passport Original and copies
  • Travel insurance(+ copies for a case of lost),
  • Cash in USD or credit cards,
  • Day pack (to carry your personal items during daily travels),
  • Rain gear (a rain-jacket and a waterproof trousers or a rain poncho - this can be purchased in Cusco),
  • Resistible footwear, waterproof trekking shoes are recommended,
  • Sandals (for a higher comfort while at a hotspring in Aguas Calientes),
  • Hat or a cap (to protect you against the Sun, rain as well as cold),
  • Sun cream or sun block,
  • After-sun cream or hydrating cream for face and body,
  • Insect repellent– recommended minimum is 20% DEET (please note that no malaria has been reported during this trip!),
  • Camera and its charger/batteries (please note that batteries are consumed quickly under cold conditions),
  • Small towel and toiletries,
  • Sufficient reserve of underwear,
  • Swimsuit (to visit the thermal baths of Aguas Calientes),
  • Snacks (biscuits, energy bars, chocolate, raw fruits, muesli, etc.)
    Please note: we do provide a daily morning snack and our meal service is very complete and well supplied. The recommendation of taken own snack applies only for customers who like a specific snack that might not be in our menu.
  • Bottled water for the first morning and a water bottle.
  • Small backpack to carry extra clothes in case of rain. (or food)
  • Sandwiches and fruit to spend the rest of the day inside the ruins. 
  • Please, buy reusable water bottles and carry them.
  • Cameras (tripods are not allowed at Machu Picchu, but you can use selfie sticks) 
  • Extra money Rain Poncho / Umbrella (rainy season)  
  • Jacket Passport and your entry ticket (if you order, you can go to the ticket office with your ID to request a copy of the ticket) 
  • Do not forget to stamp your passport with the MaPi stamp that is in the entrance of the park. 
  • If you have purchased (or plan to buy) a ticket to Machu Picchu Mountain or Huayna Picchu, we recommend that it be very early. 
  • Light clothes for the day in dry season (it is very hot) and Sportswear for walks (diver and jacket ) 
  • Comfortable shoes to walk a lot. (Sports are the best for these situations) 
  • Poncho for the rain. (rainy season) In case you want to be 100% covered, bring an umbrella (rainy season) 
  •  Photocopies of your passport and credit cards. The other very wise is to have all your documents scanned in your email. 
  • Your international student card (ISIC) or anything that identifies you as a student, can serve you immensely during the trip 

The technology we carry: 

 

Some of the most important things for us is to document our adventures in order to be able to show them to you, that is why we must think very well what we are going to take and what we are not going to take. 

  • Camera and charger (we use a DSLR and a GoPro)
  • Sufficient memory cards for the camera (If you are going to trek, you will always have space for photos)  
  • Phone and charger (in case of rain, we use this cover for Iphone) 
  • Portable power bank (sometimes not found where to charge the phone or camera) 
  • Adapters (it will be useful for all your trips) 

Items for personal hygiene: 

 

For any situation (walk or not), you will need to consider carrying some of these objects: 

  •  Repellent Cream for itching 
  •  Sunscreen 
  •  Pills for altitude 
  •  Some medicines for the road (if you are going to walk) 
  •  Sanitizer 
  •  Toothpaste and brush (smart packaging)

TOUR GUIDE & A REPRESENTATIVE

All Salkantay Trek Machu tours are accompanied by a Salkantay Trek Machu Tour Guide, a Representative or an expedition team. The aim of our Tour Guides is to take a hassle out of our customers’ trips and to help them to have the best trip possible. The Tour Guides provide information on places visited, offer suggestions of what to see and to do, recommend a good place to eat and introduce to his/her colleagues. The Guides have a broad general knowledge of each country visited during a tour, including historical, cultural, religious and social aspects.
We also use local Tour Guides where we think that more specific knowledge could add more enjoyment to visited places.

 

SUGGEST ITEMS

A kind of luggage you need to take with depends on a kind of tour you plan to undertake, a part of the country you like to visit, a year season and a length of your trip. In general, you should pack as lightly as possible because you carry your own luggage during most of our tours (however, there are not long walking distances – up to 30 minutes). We recommend you to keep weight of your luggage under 7 kg (20 lb.).

 

Most of travelers use a suitcase. However, a big backpack would be more suitable. In any case, please do not forget a small rucksack that you will need for daily travels (to carry your bottled water, camera, snacks, etc.). It is better to avoid a wheeled luggage and use luggage with shoulder straps.

 

What Kind of Clothing to Pack to Peru

Clothing to take with you depends on a year season in Peru and a part of country you plan to visit.

 

If you plan to visit Cusco and Machu Picchu (Andean mountain range or Altiplano), then we recommend you to take some trousers suitable for hiking, shorts, T-shirts and trekking shoes for the days; and sweaters, fleeces, hats, scarves and warm jackets for the nights. You also should take a sun protection cream, sun glasses and in some cases, mosquito repellent (depending on a route chosen). It is very convenient to have a light rain-gear available in a daypack (e.g. a waterproof poncho or jacket and/or waterproof trousers) as weather changes quickly and rains can suddenly occur. For more details, please check the below link of What to Bring on the “Sacred Valley To Machu Picchu Tour”.

 

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