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2-Day Tour: Sacred Valley and Machu Picchu by Train

From $479.00
  • Explore the Sacred Valley and Machu Picchu on this 2-day tour from Cusco
  • Visit the archaeological sites of Pisac, Urubamba, and Ollantaytambo
  • Watch the sunrise over the famous Machu Picchu and learn about the Incas
2-Day Tour: Sacred Valley and Machu Picchu by Train
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Day 1: Pick up at 8:30am to visit Sacsayhuaman, Qenqo, Puca Pucara, Tambomachay, Koricancha & the Cathedral then train to Aguas Calientes. Day 2: Guided tour in Machupicchu and back to Cusco
From $499.00
Discover the Sacred Valley and Machu Picchu on this 2-day tour. Visit key sites such as Pisac, Urubamba, and Ollantaytambo and discover their individual archaeological sites with your guide. Spend the night at Aguas Calientes, the village at the base of Machu Picchu, and rest up before catching the sunrise at the famous Inca citadel the next day.
What to Expect
Day 1: Meet our guide between 7:35 to 7:45am in the lobby of your Cusco hotel and travel through the mountains to the Sacred Valley of the Incas. Relax and take in the spectacular views along the drive, including the World Heritage-listed Saqsaywaman citadel and Tambomachay, a historic series of aqueducts, canals, and waterfalls. The winding road descends 1,500 feet (457 meters) and travels alongside the sacred Urubamba River.
Arrive at the village of Pisac, where you can visit the lively traditional market and perhaps pick up some souvenirs. Then continue to Pisac's Incan ruins, which lie atop a hill with stunning views over the valley. Stroll around the ancient temples, altars, baths, water fountains, and marvel at the inti watana, a volcanic outcrop carved known as a "hitching post for the sun." 
Climb back into your vehicle for the 40-minute journey to Urubamba, where you can enjoy a buffet lunch (own expense) before continuing on to the town of Ollantaytambo, another Inca archaeological site. Stroll around the temples, terraces, and storehouses under the watchful gaze of the Inca god Wiracocha, whose image is carved into Pinkuylluna Mountain overlooking Ollantaytambo. Later, board the train to Aguas Calientes, or Machu Picchu Town. On arrival, you will be collected from the station and taken to your 3-star hotel, where your guide will meet you for a short briefing ahead of your tour of Machu Picchu the following day.
* Enjoy a private Cusco city tour (optional, if you chose it instead of Sacred valley tour on day 1) before taking the train to Aguas Calientes. Visit Saccsayhuaman, Qenqo, Pucapucara, Tambomachay, The Cathedral of Cusco, and the Koricacha. Later, transfer to Ollantaytambo and take the train to Aguas Calientes.
Overnight at 3-star hotel Casa Andina Classic or Similar
Day 2: Machu Picchu - Cusco
After a restful night's sleep and an early breakfast, board a bus to Machu Picchu with your guide, arriving in time for sunrise. Head to Huayna Picchu (own cost, need to be requested in advance), the mountain which rises over Machu Picchu, and follow the steep path to the summit for incredible views of the ancient city of the Incas below. You can complete this trek on your own, without a guide, in around 2-hours.  
Return to Machu Picchu and re-join your guide for a 2-hour tour of this 15th-century Inca citadel, visiting the main plaza, the circular tower, the sacred solar clock, the royal quarters, the Temple of Three Windows, and various cemeteries. Afterwards, you will have some free time to relax and soak up the views before taking the bus back to Aguas Calientes for lunch (at own cost) and perhaps soothe your muscles with a dip in the hot springs (own cost). In the afternoon, take the train back to Ollantaytambo where tour driver will be waiting to take you back to your hotel in Cusco.
Reviews (55)
1 - 5 of 14 reviews
Reviewed 4 weeks ago
It was good over all.

Sacred valley and Machu Picchu were amazing. Though the weather seemed to be bad, it turned out the weather was much better than the forecast. But I assume we were just lucky for that. Hotel was good, but our guide was late for more than...More

Date of experience: January 2019
1  Thank 安間 哲
Reviewed December 29, 2018
Even better than expected! Incredible experience.

Was down in Peru for a business trip and decided to spend a week longer down there for vacation. Without a doubt, Machu Picchu was at the top of my list of things to do. I flew into Cusco, spent a night and a full...More

Date of experience: April 2018
4  Thank detroitlou
Reviewed December 11, 2018
Amazing experience

I contacted Freddy before I bought the tour, he was very helpful. When I got there he sent Luis to my Hotel to give me all the passes and to explained me the 2 days tour. Absolutely everything was according to plan. I was amazed...More

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank flavia d
Reviewed November 23, 2018
Very Well Organized

Our tour, reserved on Viator, was operated by Machupicchu Latin America Journeys. The organizer from this company arrived in our hotel on the evening before the tour start to give us the exact plan and the tickets. Minor problem for us was that although the...More

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank travelrev99
Reviewed September 26, 2018 via mobile
Very attractive for solo tourists

It is often difficult to reserve a tour in affordable prices; as solo traveller I needed to pay double or triple price for each tour. However, this tour was perfect to visit Sacred valley and Machu Pichu at good price. This tour is attended by...More

4  Thank 550guj
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