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Cusco: 2-Day Sacred Valley and Machu Picchu Guided Tour

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36 reviews

Activity provider: Peru Selected Trips

Cusco: 2-Day Sacred Valley and Machu Picchu Guided Tour

Activity provider: Peru Selected Trips

From US$ 458 per person

Explore the Sacred Valley of the Incas and Machu Picchu on this guided 2-day trip from Cusco. Visit the picturesque town of Ollantaytambo and see the iconic Machu Picchu with an optional hike.

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. Learn more
Duration 2 days
Check availability to see starting times.
Live tour guide
Spanish, English
Pickup included
Pickup available only from accommodation in central Cusco.
Private or small groups available

Experience

Itinerary
48 hours
  • Cusco

  • Pisac (visit)

  • Ollantaytambo

  • Chinchero District

  • Moray

  • Maras

  • Urubamba, Peru (lunch)

  • Aguas Calientes

    • Extra fee
  • Machu Picchu (visit, free time)

  • Huayna Picchu (hiking)

    • Optional
  • Machu Picchu (hiking)

    • Optional
  • Aguas Calientes (lunch, free time)

    • Extra fee
  • Cusco

Pickup included
Main stop
Other stop
Highlights
  • Visit the Sacred Valley of the Incas and its fascinating Inca ruins
  • Travel surrounded by amazing landscapes on the way to Machu Picchu
  • End the program with an unforgettable visit to the Inca citadel, Machu Picchu
Full description

Discover Peru's ancient wonders with a 2-day excursion from Cusco. Explore Ollantaytambo in the Sacred Valley, take a 2-hour guided tour of the ancient ruins at Machu Picchu, and upgrade your tour to include a hike up Huayna Picchu or Machu Picchu mountain.

Day 1

The journey starts with the pickup from your hotel in Cusco. If you choose the 6:30 A.M. start time, visit Chinchero, Maras-Moray, and Ollantaytambo. Choose the 7:50 A.M. start to visit Pisaq and Ollantaytambo in the Sacred Valley.

Stop to enjoy lunch in the town of Urubamba (included) before taking the train to Aguas Calientes. Upon arrival in Aguas Calientes, head to your accommodation. Choose the accommodation add-on when booking to enjoy an included comfortable hotel room.

Enjoy an afternoon of leisure in Aguas Calientes. At night, the guide will contact you at your hotel to provide all the instructions for the tour to Machu Picchu the next day.

Day 2

Wake up early for a 7:00 AM departure from Aguas Calientes to the Inca citadel of Machu Picchu by bus. Upon your arrival, enjoy a 2-hour guided tour of Machu Picchu. Walk with your guide and learn about this ancient Inca city. Visit gardens, shrines, water channels, and prisons.

After the guided tour, enjoy some free time to explore the Inca citadel on your own. Increase your adventure by adding an optional Huayna Picchu or Machu Picchu climb to your trip. Following directions from your guide, climb to the summit on your to enjoy panoramic views of the area.

Head back to the town of Aguas Calientes and enjoy some free time for lunch (not included) before taking the train back to Ollantaytambo. Finally, return to Cusco city by bus.

Includes
  • Hotel pickup and drop off in Cusco
  • Round trip train ticket (Voyager - Inca Rail or Expedition - Peru Rail)
  • Round trip bus ticket (Aguas Calientes - Machu Picchu)
  • Round trip transfer by car (Cusco city - train station in Ollantaytambo)
  • Entrance fee to Machu Picchu
  • Professional tour guide
  • Tour in the Sacred Valley
  • Lunch in the town of Urubamba (first day)
  • Huayna Picchu climb (if option selected)
  • Machu Picchu climb (if option selected)
  • Mandatory Tourist Ticket (can be purchased during booking as an add-on or on-site)
  • Other meals and drinks
Covid-19 precautions

You must book this activity online because the ticket office is closed

Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask
  • You must fill out a travel information form
  • You will receive a mandatory temperature check

Select participants and date

Participants

Date

Important information

What to bring

  • Passport or ID card

Know before you go

  • The tour options to climb Huayna Picchu or Machu Picchu Mountains must be booked well in advance (3 months in advance or before). During the high season (May to October), there are only 200 available tickets per day. These climbs require physical effort
  • The accommodation suggested in "Add-On" corresponds to the overnight in Aguas Calientes: Hostel Bed and Breakfast (B&B) or 3-Star Hotel.
  • Select the 6:30 A.M. departure time to include the Sacred Valley tour with visits to Chinchero, Maras, and Moray
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.4 /5

based on 36 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    4.7/5
  • Transportation
    4.2/5
  • Value for money
    4.3/5
  • Safety
    5/5

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Very lovely guides The communication before the tour could have been a bit better and the trains booked for Machu Picchu were very late at night (meaning we were meant to get back at 11pm after getting up at 4:45am). Therefore we had to book separate trains. Overall, lovely experience but communication needed to be better

August 22, 2022

The experience deserves it. But surely there are too many things to see in just 2 days, and also for those of us who did Machu Picchu, it is left without visiting Pisac, because due to distances and organization, it is impossible, although they did announce it in the tour information. The guides and meals included, very good.

August 19, 2022

great tour with many highlights. We had different guides for different partd of the tour and all were very engaged and friendly. The whole tour was organised very well and the organiser even informed and adviced us what to do about an upcoming protest in the area of Cusco. Would recommend.

July 23, 2022

Product ID: 195845