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Combo Sacred Valley to Machu Picchu

Combo Sacred Valley to Machu Picchu

The 2 day tour Sacred Valley and Machu Picchu by train let you immerse yourself in the legacy of the Inca Empire, this tour will take you through the exuberant beauty of the Sacred Valley of the Incas. You will travel through impressive landscapes marked by small adobe villages with traditionally dressed Quechua inhabitants, small farms and agricultural terraces. In this Sacred Valley Machu Picchu 2 day tour you can spend the night in Aguas Calientes in order to arrive early at the Lost City of the Incas, the mysterious Machu Picchu.


The Sacred Valley and Machu Picchu are two places almost mandatory to visit in Cusco, it is one of the best ways to travel and know the Inca culture. In itself the Sacred Valley has a beauty characterized by nature and the villages that develop along the Vilcanota river, which allow to enjoy beautiful views along the route. If we add to that the archaeological sites of Pisac, Ollantaytambo with its grandiose stone buildings in almost inaccessible places, it amazes all visitors for all the historical richness that can be appreciated.


During this Sacred Valley tour ending in Ollantaytambo you will also visit the town of Maras, a picturesque community with beautiful landscapes; Moray; agricultural research center and Salineras, where we find a source of salt water from which salt is obtained by the evaporation process. After the tour in ollantaytambo, it is advisable to take the train to Aguas Calientes, in this way you can rest in a better way to know Machu Picchu without hurry the next day.

Quick Itinerary:

Sacred Valley Tour ending in Ollantaytambo

07:00  We pick you from you hotel

08:00 Driving and guided tour of the Sacred Valley of the Incas. You will visit the following Inca sites:

  • Pisac market,
  • Pisac archoelogical site,
  • Moray archoelogical site,
  • Maras, the colonial small town Salineras or Salt Mines
  • Salineras or Salt mines
  • Chinchero,
  • Ollantaytambo archoelogical site, 

19:00 Train to Machu Picchu (if you book in advance, you will have early train)

21:00 Transfer your hotel and our guide will visit your hotel for your briefing


Machu Picchu Tour

05:00 Bus up to Machu Picchu

06:00 Guided tour to Machu Picchu 2 hrs

09:00 Free time, you can walking around to the lost city of the Incas or climb up to the mountains (Huayna Picchu or Machu Picchu)

16:43 Train return from Machu Picchu to Poroy

20:23 Arrival to the train station and transfer 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


Highlights of the 2 day tour Sacred Valley and Machu Picchu by train:

  • Sacred Valley tour ending in Ollantaytambo
  • Vsit the Pisaq traditional market
  • Guided tour of Pisac and Ollantaytambo archaeological sites
  • Guided tour of Chinchero
  • Guided tour of circular terraces of Moray, which served as agricultural laboratory that allowed to obtain a wide variety of species of potatoes, corn, among other products.
  • Guided tour in salt mines of Maras, the main supplier of salt from the southern sierra, as shown by the church and the houses that still conserve the shields of nobility indigenous in their facades.
  • Visit Machu Picchu

Important Information:

Departure Point: Cusco - We pick you up from your hotel.
Briefing Point: Our guide will visit your hotel 2 or 1 day before the trek, between 17:00 - 18:00
Return Point: Cusco - Our driver will drop-off in your hotel or Airbnb department
Tour operator: Local Tour Operator & Inca Trail Machu
Travel Service Level: Comfortable, hotel with private bath, tourist train and private transport.
Physical Rating: 2 - Moderate - Some low-altitude hikes, but accessible to most healthy travellers
Age requirement: 4+ / All travellers under age 18 must be accompanied by an adult.
Crew: An Inca Trail Machu representative in the Cusco and Profesional guide in the Pisac, Ollantaytambo, Moray, Maras, Salt Mines, Chinchero and Machu Picchu
Meals: 1 x Breakfast and 1 x buffet lunch on the Sacred Valley Machu Picchu 2 day tour
Transportation: Tourist transportation, Train to Machu Picchu

Day 01: Sacred Valley tour
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At 7:00 am, we will pick you up at your hotel in Cusco and head to the fertile valley of the Urubamba River, the famous Sacred Valley of the Incas.

Our first stop will be in Pisac, a picturesque town of cobbled streets full of adobe houses and local settlers dressed in traditional costumes, in whose height lie the Inca vestiges of the Pisac archaeological site. We will enjoy a guided tour of 2 hours through the archaeological zone, including the agricultural terraces of Pisaq, the ceremonial area with its Temple of the Sun, the Intihuatana, Inca baths, and the military Citadel of Q'allaqasa. During this Sacred Valley Machu Picchu 2 day tour we will also visit the popular vibrant market of Pisac.

After that, we continue driving to Moray, this is a very extraordinary Inka's site consisting of many huge terraces formed by circular depressions, the deeper the terrace the cooler the environment, and crops were planted at their preferred growing temperatures. Then we reach Maras, a small colonial town, where you can explore and known about the colonial time and visit the salt mines, salt comes from a subterranean salty mineral stream that springs on a hill above the salt mines.

Continuing our Sacred Valley Machu Picchu 2 day tour, we will pass through several small towns on the way to Urubamba at noon we will make a stop for lunch a delicious lunch buffet. After the lunch break we will head to Ollantaytambo 30 minutes by bus. Built on the original Inca foundations, the city is one of the best examples of Inca urban planning. It is located at the foot of the Inca Fortress of Ollantaytambo, one of the largest and best preserved Inca constructions, considered the only Inca fortress that resisted the Spanish attack.

Finally we will go to the train station, where we will board the train to Machu Picchu. After an hour, you reach the small but bustling and colorful town of Aguas Calientes. A representative will be waiting for you at the station and will help you get to the hostel so you can get settled and relax.


Day 02: Machu Picchu tour
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The day starts very early in the morning to take the bus with our guide in the center of the town, which takes 25 minutes to get from Aguas Calientes to the entrance of the citadel of Machu Picchu. Here, we will start a guided tour for 1 hour and a half, time in which they will explain the history of the place, from its construction to the time it was rediscovered by Hiram Bingham. Then, we will say goodbye to the guide and the group, to visit the citadel on their own, with time to know the constructions that are missing, or, to climb some of the mountains, Machu Picchu mountain or Huayna Picchu, if you included any within your ticket. After this experience, it is necessary to return to Aguas Calientes to be at the train station half an hour before the scheduled departure on your ticket. You will arrive to Ollantaytambo, where they will be waiting for you to take the transport that will take you to the center of the city of Cusco. This is the end of the Sacred Valley Machu Picchu 2 day tour.


What it is included?
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  • Pre-trek briefing (Our guide will visit your hotel a day before the trek for your briefing)
  • Accommodation: Hotel (01 night)
  • Meals: 01x Breakfast and 01x Lunch on the Sacred Valley Tour
  • Entrance fee to Machu Picchu
  • Entrance fee to Pisac and Ollantaytambo archeological
  • Entrance fee to Moray and Chinchero
  • Entrance fee to Salt Mines or Salineras
  • Professional guide in the Combo Sacred Valley and Machu Picchu
  • Train to Machu Picchu(round trip)
  • Bus up and down to Machu Picchu
  • Private Tourist in the Sacred Valley
  • Emergency Phone (Our guide will provided the local mobile and you can contact 24 hrs with our staff)

Not Included
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  • Meals not details
  • Entrance fee to Huayna Picchu ($ 25)
  • Travel Insurance
  • Tips

Packing List
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  • Original passport
  • Resistible footwear, waterproof trekking shoes are recommended,
  • Drink plenty of fluids on your excursions.
  • Waterproof jacket
  • Long sleeve shirts.
  • Long pants.
  • Insect repellent.
  • Sunscreen, wide-brimmed hat for sunny days.
  • Binoculars.
  • Sun glasses, plastic bags.
  • Medicine and / or articles for personal use (liquid for contact lenses).
  • A light backpack or briefcase.
  • Camera.
  • Have checks and coins on hand in small denominations soles or dollars.
  • Bath linen for the thermal baths (optional).

Doubts and Frequent Questions about 2 day tour Sacred Valley and Machu Picchu by train
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How far in advance should I book the Sacred Valley Machu Picchu 2 day tour?

We receive reservations at least 1 week in advance. However, the quotas are limited and are always subject to availability. Both the entrances to the Machu Picchu citadel and the entrances to the optional Machu Picchu and Huayna Picchu mountains are in high demand, in some cases being depleted months in advance. For this reason, we recommend making the reservation as early as possible.


What is the difference between Machu Picchu citadel, Machu Picchu mountain and Huayna Picchu mountain?

What is popularly known as "Machu Picchu" corresponds to the Historic Sanctuary of Machu Picchu, which is composed of different areas, including the citadel Machu Picchu (the archaeological center or ruins) and its two surrounding mountains: Machu Picchu and Huayna Picchu. The 2 day tour Sacred Valley and Machu Picchu by train includes the entrance to the citadel, not the entrance to climb any of the mountains, which you can add optionally to your reservation. You can review technical details, similarities and differences of the mountains here.


How long is the visit to Machu Picchu?

This Sacred Valley Machu Picchu 2 day tour includes the entrance to Machu Picchu for the first shift, from 06:00 to 12:30. This schedule will be divided as follows: one and half hour for a guided tour of the citadel, three hours to go up and down one of the optional mountains, and two hours to freely cross the citadel. In case you are not going to climb any of the optional mountains, you will have more time to freely explore the citadel.


What are the differences between the Expedition and Vistadome categories of the train?

The train to Machu Picchu Expedition category and the Vistadome category offer comfortable leather seats, and include a snack and hot or cold drink per person. The first and main difference between both categories is that the Vistadome train has windows on the roof of the wagons, which allows having a panoramic view of the exterior. The second difference is that the Vistadome train offers on-board entertainment services such as typical dances and parades.


How is the weather in Machu Picchu?

Machu Picchu is located between the Cordillera de los Andes and the Amazon rainforest, having a warm and temperate climate, with an average minimum temperature of 12 ° C and an average maximum temperature of 24 ° C. From April to October is the dry season in the place, that is, during that period there is a lower probability of rain, while from November to March is the rainy season, that is, during that period there is a greater chance of rain. Notwithstanding the previous differentiation, during all the days of the year there is the possibility of rains, since it is a subtropical zone.


Is it possible to add a night's accommodation in Aguas Calientes and return to Cusco one day after the tour is over?

Yes. To make the reservation in this way, you must contact us indicating the number of people traveling and the date you want to start the Sacred Valley Machu Picchu 2 day tour, and we will send you the corresponding quote along with the instructions to book.



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