Sacred Valley & Machu Picchu 2 Days / 1 Nights
Sacred Valley and Machu Picchu 2 Day Tour – Explore the mythical Sacred Valley and Machu Picchu on this 2-day tour starting from Cusco with private guide – This tour is a combination of the famous Sacred Valley Tour and Classic Train Tour to Machu Picchu. It packs an incredible amount of beauty and history into 2 days. This 2-day tour departs before other groups so we avoid the crowd on our tour.
It includes a Full Day Sacred Valley Tour, beautiful Vistadome train ride to Aguas Calientes (Machu Picchu town), and lodging in a nice and comfortable hotel in Machu Picchu town. Last but definitely not least is a visit to and tour of Machu Picchu, the fabled “Lost City of the Incas”. As well as, this 2-day tour to Sacred Valley and Machu Picchu let you enable to travel through an incomparably beautiful stretch of small villages and ancient ruins spread across a broad plain and rugged mountain under the tawny skirts of formidable foothills about 15kms /9.3 miles northwest of Cusco, via a narrow road and hairpin turns.
Along the valley rolls the Urubamba river (called the Willcamayu by the Incas; today part of it is also called the Vilcanota), a vital religious element of the Incas’ cosmology. The Incas not only believed that the flow of the Urubamba was inevitably tied to the constellations and the mountain peaks, but also that the river was the earthbound counterpart of the Milky Way.
Book online the tour to Sacred Valley and Machu Picchu – The departures are available any day, all year long at in Peru Spirit Adventure – 100% Direct Local Tour Operator Company based in Cusco. A minimum of 02 people is required to embark in this journey of exploration through these important historical sites.
Sacred Valley & Machu Picchu 2 Day Tour – Overview
- Tour Type: Overnight tour by train
- Good For: Everyone, done in small groups or privately
- Difficulty: No trekking, but lots of walking around the ruins
- Group size: Min 2 – Max 8 people
- Day 1: Cusco – Awanakancha Alpaca Farm – Pisaq Inca Site – Pisaq Market – Ollantaytambo – Train Journey To Aguas Calientes
- Day 2: Aguas Calientes Town – Machu Picchu –Train Journey Back To Cusco
02 Day – “Exploring” the Sacred Valley and Machu Picchu
Here, At Peru Spirit Adventure as Local Company. We tried to show you places & things that are not commonly seen: Enjoy the spectacular vistas of the Andes, high mountain at the Sacred Valley of the Incas, see the farming terraces still with maize crops, Visit the Awanakancha Alpaca Farm (where you see four species of South America cameloid such as llamas, Alpacas, Vicuñas & Guanacos) in route for classic pictures, Guided tour in the archaeological site of Pisac at the top of the mountain, visit the most colorful and traditional local market in Pisac now run every single day, Then visit to Ollantaytambo, before we stop at Urubamba the biggest town on the valley for the short typical lunch, late afternoon we catch a Vistadome train for 2 hours to nice town of Machu Picchu commonly known as Aguas Calientes, Guided tour in Machu Picchu with your private guide, visit of the most relevant temples and areas scorted by your experienced guide, then extra free time to explore by your own. Afternoon return by train to Ollantaytambo and a private transport to Cusco.
Sacred Valley & Machu Picchu 2 Day Tour – Detailed Itinerary
Day 1: Cusco – Awanakancha Alpaca Farm – Pisaq Inca Site – Pisaq Market – Ollantaytambo – Train Journey To Aguas Calientes
Our experienced guide will pick you up at your hotel around 7:00 am in our private transportation and drive to the first stop, The Awanakancha Alpaca Farm. Here, you can see the traditional animals of the Incas: llamas, alpacas, viñuna, and guanaco and also, some indigenous people weaving baskets and other goods by hand.
Your guide will give you background information about the textile center, showing how the wools are woven and colored. Then, we continue to Sacred Valley Lookout Point, for taking pictures. Following, we drive up to the Pisaq Inca Archaeological site, located on the top of Pisaq Mountain in the Sacred Valley. After exploring the magnificent Inca remains of Pisac. Then we will head back to the valley to visit the most colorful and traditional local Market in Cusco region, where women come down from the Andean villages to sell their textiles and vegetables.
The Market is open every day, but the busiest on Sunday. After our visit to the Pisac Market, our sightseeing continues as we drive along the beautiful Sacred Valley for about 45 minutes, until we reach Urubamba, where we will stop for an authentic Peruvian lunch in a local restaurant before making our way to the ancient fortress of Ollantaytambo (Lunch Not Included)
At Ollantaytambo (Inca palace), we will have a guiding tour with your guide and you will explore the towering Temple of the Sun, Moon and The Temple of the 10 Niches and also, you see the typical Inca storehouses, built on the high and steep areas of the mountain to take advantage of the temperature. After visiting Ollantaytambo, we will head to the train station, which is 15 minutes by foot.
We will take the Vistadome train to Aguas Calientes. Along the journey, you will enjoy the spectacular view of the snow-capped peaks, lush, green valleys and Incan farming terraces on both sides of the valley. Upon arrival to Aguas Calientes you will check in to your nice and comfortable hotel. Then, you will take your time to explore the Machu Picchu town. Your tour guide will tell you the schedule for Machu Picchu tour for next day.
Day 2: Aguas Calientes Town – Machu Picchu –Train Journey Back To Cusco
This day, you will have breakfast at your hotel and then we will take a very early bus (5:30 am) along the winding road to Machu Picchu to see the sunrise. Once there, your tour guide will take you to the best views before the day trippers arrive. Then, we will start the two hour guided, walking tour, exploring all of the famous places of this impressive citadel: The Temple of the Sun, The Royal Tomb, The Intiwatana (sun dial rock), Main Plaza, and Temple of the 3 Windows, The Artisan Sector, the Condor Temple and many others.
After the tour, you will have time to explore the ruins on your own. If you have booked permits to climb Huayna Picchu Mountain or Machu Picchu Mountain, you will head to that adventure. If you are not climbing the mountain you will have free time to explore Machu Picchu before you return to Aguas Calientes by bus. Upon return to Aguas Calientes you will board the expedition train to Ollantaytambo. From Ollantaytambo you will travel to Cusco and we will drop you off at your hotel. Arrival time in Cusco depends on the time of your train ticket.
Very Important Note: Machu Picchu Inca site is different from Machu Picchu Mountain. When most people refer to Machu Picchu, they are referring to the archeological site. Machu Picchu Mountain requires a separate permit to climb. Please notify us if you are interested and we can book this for you. It must be done in advance and is a part of your entry into the site.
2D/1N Sacred Valley and Machu Picchu Tour Includes
- Professional English speaking guide
- Transport from your hotel to the sites to Sacred Valley
- Tour to Sacred Valley
- Vistadome train from Ollantaytambo towards Aguas Calientes
- Expedition train from Aguas Calientes to Ollantaytambo
- Bus ticket from Aguas Calientes to Machu Picchu round trip
- Entrance ticket to Machu Picchu
- One night of the hotel in Aguas Calientes (3 star Hotel)
- Guide tour in Machu Picchu
- Breakfast on day 2
- Transfer back to Cusco
Sacred Valley and Machu Picchu 2 Day Tour Not Includes
- Entrance fees to Sacred Valley Sites (available on the tourist ticket)
- Entrance ticket to Huayna Picchu Mountain (It is the mountain that stands next to Machu Picchu. The cost is $35 per person and needs to be booked in advance (min. 3 months). It is a 45 minute hike to the top and it is done without your tour guide, after your tour of Machu Picchu.)
- Meals: Meals are not included but our guides will recommend some good places
- Gratuities: Tipping is always appreciated and should be based completely on your satisfaction
- Personal expenses
We recommend that you bring?
- Original passport
- Tourist ticket
- A good-quality and small daypack of 25 liters
- Comfortable sturdy walking shoes or runners
- Long-sleeved shirts to prevent sunburn
- Layers for variable temperatures especially at night
- Hiking pants
- Hat and sunglasses to protect you from the sun
- Rain poncho or a rain jacket
- Insect repellent
- Toiletries / toilet paper
- Personal medication
- Camera with extra batteries
- Extra money for drinks, souvenirs, and tips
- Bathing clothes for the hot springs (optional)
- Water bottle
Yeah! To send you a perfect quote of the Sacred Valley and Machu Picchu 2 Day Tour. Please:
When you contact us. Include the information the number of members of travelers you are traveling with. Because the tour price depends on the group size and also, let us know if you want to reserve the tour with hotel or without hotel in Aguas Calientes. Once we have detailed information about you, we can offer perfect deals for you and have lifetime travel experience.
THIS TOUR RUNS ONLY AS A PRIVATE SERVICE.
****Daily Departure with at least 2 people****
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Why You Should Book with Us!
- Peru Spirit Adventure is a 100% licensed and a direct local tour operator based in Cusco.
- We are a professional team, we hire only highly qualified fluent English speaking local guides for our tour and trek.
- We have the best-designed tours to immerse into local culture deeper & “off the beaten path” superior and unique adventure and expeditions.
- As a local company, we are committed to providing you with an unforgettable experience in Peru, offering you quality at a great price.
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- The student with ISIC international card: US $ 20, Please send us a copy of your ISIC card at the time of booking.
- Children under 18: US $ 20, Please send us a copy of your passport at the time of booking.
- Children under 11: US $ 25, Please send us a copy of your passport at the time of booking.
To reserve Sacred Valley and Machu Picchu 2 days tour services, the customer must submit his/her personal information and a deposit of US $ 250 per person.
The personal information required is:
- Full name
- Date of Birth
- Passport number
- A picture of their passport. A camera phone picture or similar is fine
Deposits can be paid through PayPal or Western Union. There is a 6% fee for deposits using PayPal. Deposits through Western Union have variable fees.
Frequently Asked Questions
What is Tourist Ticket?
It is an entrance ticket to many tourist attraction sites in Cusco and the Sacred Valley accept the Boleto Turistico del Cusco (Cusco Tourist Ticket), which is a bit costly, but grants access to many of our areas highlights. This tourist ticket is only sold by the Peruvian government. Only soles are accepted and it must be paid in cash. You will be able to purchase this directly at the first site that you visit.
How much is the tourist ticket?
There are 2 types of tourist ticket: – General Tourist Ticket (a ten-day pass for s/130 soles per person) and includes 16 attractions. Among them are: Attractions of the Cusco City Tour, the Sacred Valley, Maras – Moray, and some museums. – Partial Tourist Ticket (A one day pass for s/ 70 soles per person) and includes only certain attractions depending on the tour that takes place: Cusco City Tour, Sacred Valley, and Maras – Moray.
Can I book the tour without a hotel in Aguas Calientes?
Of course, you can book the tour without a hotel and you can book on your own at your prefer in Aguas Calientes town. Just let us know at the time of contact if you want to book with hotel or without a hotel. Due to, we send you the cost of the tour service.
What is Huayna (Wayna) Picchu?
Huayna Picchu is the mountain that stands next to Machu Picchu citadel. It is the backdrop to the classic image of Machu Picchu. The mountain offers inspiring views of the ruins and 360° views of the area. The climb to the summit takes 45 minutes, it is a challenging trek and is very steep in parts. Going back down is quite steep if you are scared of heights. This is done without your tour guide, after your tour of Machu Picchu. There is limited to 400 a day, if you want to climb the Huayna Picchu mountain, it needs to be booked in advance (min. 3 months), due to popularity. And it has an extra cost of $35 per person. Note: The Huayna Picchu entrance ticket cannot be purchased separately.
What is Machu Picchu Mountain?
Machu Picchu Mountain is the mountain located to the south-west of Machu Picchu citadel. The hike offers unparalleled sights of the ruins and panoramic views of the surrounding scenery. The trail is wide and well-marked. It is a moderate/challenging trek and takes 90 minutes to ascend. Limited to 800 a day, tickets must be purchased as a combo ticket at the same time as your entrance to Machu Picchu. This ticket cannot be purchased separately, it has to be purchased along with Machu Picchu entrance ticket. It costs around $35 extra.
How can I add Huayna Picchu/ Machu Picchu Mountain to my booking?
Huayna Picchu and Machu Picchu Mountain are subject to availability as there are only a limited number of tickets per day. To add this extra to your reservation you need to send us an email to firstname.lastname@example.org as soon as you’ve booked the tour. It has an extra cost of 35 $ per person.
How is the weather in Cusco?
It is unpredictable. From April through October, it is typically dry season in Cusco but this does not stop rain from falling in June or the sun from coming out in December – just be prepared. From November through March, it is the rainy season. No matter what month you are doing the tour or trek, please make sure that you have rain gear that includes a waterproof jacket, pants, poncho and waterproof gloves. Also prepare for four seasons. Many of the treks through the Andes involve many micro-climates and you will need to be prepared for all seasons. Layers are always key as they are easy to adjust to the different temperatures. And evenings will always be cold, so please be prepared with a warm, winter-weight jacket. In the Andes, which have altitudes over 3500 meters average daily temperatures are around 10°C (50°F) and overnight temperatures can dip will below freezing.
How do I avoid altitude sickness?
To avoid the altitude sickness take Soroche (Diamox) pills, eat light meals, drink coca tea, drink lots of water, and avoid alcohol (it’s a dehydrator). The best way to avoid altitude sickness is to acclimatize yourself. The recommended approach for acclimatization is to ascend gradually, spending at least 24 hours at every 2,000ft increase in altitude.