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From Cusco: 2-Day Trip to the Sacred Valley and Machu Picchu

4.3 / 5

8 reviews

Activity provider: Peru Andes Top
Other experience

From Cusco: 2-Day Trip to the Sacred Valley and Machu Picchu

Activity provider: Peru Andes Top

From US$ 350 per person

Explore the Sacred Valley of the Incas, Pisac, and Ollantaytambo in a 2-day tour from Cusco. Discover the secrets of Machu Picchu in an unprecedented guided tour that will make you fall in love.

About this activity

Cancellation policy
This activity is non-refundable
Covid-19 precautions
Special health and safety measures are in place. Check your activity voucher once you book for full details.
Duration 2 days
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Live tour guide
Spanish, English
Pickup included
Pickup is from your accommodation in the historic center of Cusco. Please be waiting in your hotel lobby 15 minutes before your scheduled pickup time.
Small group
Limited to 15 participants

Experience

Itinerary
48 hours
  • Cusco

  • Sacred Valley (scenic views on the way)

  • Pisac Archaeological Park

    • Extra fee
  • Pisac (shopping, traditional market, traditional arts & crafts)

  • Urubamba, Peru (lunch, regional food)

    • Extra fee
  • Ollantaytambo Sanctuary (sightseeing)

    • Extra fee
  • Aguas Calientes (overnight stay)

  • Urubamba River, Peru (scenic views on the way)

  • Machu Picchu (guided tour)

  • Lunch

    • Optional
    • Extra fee
  • Cusco

Pickup included
Main stop
Other stop
Highlights
  • Explore the majestic Sacred Valley
  • Get to know the most impressive Inca archaeological complexes
  • Enjoy the view during the train ride
  • Marvel at Machu Picchu as you learn more about its wonders
Full description
DAY 1: We will start this great adventure with the pick up from your hotel at 8:00 am to go to the Sacred Valley of the Incas, Pisac, Colonial Inca, discover one of the Inca archaeological sites, on top of the mountain with impressive stone walls, agricultural terraces, irrigation systems and the largest cemetery of the Inca Empire. Time to shop at the craft market, where artisans sell their ceramics, textiles, jewelry, Andean instruments, alpaca products, and souvenirs. We will continue our trip of approximately 1 hour through the Sacred Valley to Urubamba where we will have time to have lunch in one of the local restaurants that offers several traditional dishes, made with fresh products. In the afternoon, visit the archaeological complex of Ollantaytambo, where you can appreciate the technique with which the Incas worked the stone, the last Inca citadel standing. The city is built on ancient Inca buildings. Explore the archaeological site of the city that has temples, terraces, warehouses and a large Inca monolith. Next, we will depart by train from the Ollantaytambo station, we will arrive at the Aguas Calientes station, where our staff will assist you to stay in one of the hotels in Aguas Calientes. (Select between a tour with or without accommodation). DAY 2: In the morning the guide will pick you up at the hotel to board the transport that will ascend an intricate path giving us a spectacular view of the Urubamba River that shapes the famous canyon. The Lost City of the Incas, Machu Picchu, will welcome you with its incredible terraces, stairways, ceremonial precincts and urban areas where energy emanates from all over the place. After a guided tour, you will have the opportunity to have lunch in one of the restaurants in the area. At the coordinated time, we will return by train and we will be transferred to the hotel in Cusco, ending with a great experience.
Includes
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Sacred Valley Tour in Spanish/English
  • Machu Picchu Tour in Spanish/English
  • Roundtrip train ticket according to chosen category (Tourist Train/Panoramic Train)
  • Roundtrip bus ticket (Aguas Calientes - Machupicchu)
  • Entrance ticket to Machu Picchu
  • Certified Guide
  • Accommodation (if this option is selected) according to the chosen category(standard/superior)
  • Lunch in Aguas Calientes
  • 24-hour assistance
  • Entrance to Pisac and Ollantaytambo (22 USD approximately)
  • Lunch in Sacred Valley
  • Drinks
  • Tips

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What to bring

  • Passport or ID card

Not allowed

  • Luggage or large bags

Know before you go

  • Due to the new provisions in the purchase of entrances to Machu Picchu, the provider will inform all passengers that in case of canceling their reservation, the percentage corresponding to the entrance ticket cannot be refunded
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.3 /5

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It didn't start well. No one came to the hotel for pick-up as agreed. After contact with the contact person, a person came after half an hour and apologized. But still no bus. An hour after the appointed time, a bus arrived and soon after a guide. After this mess, however, we had a couple of very good and interesting days. Very good guidance, nice bus. The hotel in Aqua Calientes was nice and good. However, it smelled strongly of mold. So despite a bad start we had a great couple of days.

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November 7, 2022

Our guides (Ruth and Aldair) deserve a thousand stars! They were super attentive, answered all questions and were very knowledgeable. They made a point of showing details, taking pictures and everything else. The agency is to be congratulated, they insisted that at each location they went to us to make sure that everything was as planned. When necessary, they answered us by WhatsApp very quickly. As a point to improve was that in the Sacred Valley the tour is described with 3 visits, but we could only do 1. When they picked us up at the hotel they said that at the time they bought the train it would not be possible to do one of them, we would have to choose. As we had paid for 3 and it was in the package, I think they should have organized it in such a way that everything could have been done, or warned us beforehand. As it was, we didn't even have the opportunity to buy the tour to the missing place for another day.

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September 2, 2022

This trip was amazing, carefully arranged, all to the last bit, and the tour guides were excellent and very knowledgeable!

October 28, 2022

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