Sacred Valley to Machu Picchu Tour involves 2 days of experience to the visit the famous local market and archeological of the Pisac, Ollantaytambo and Machu Picchu. The Sacred Valley of the Incas follows the Urubamba River from the town of Pisac, about 30 km northeast of Cuzco, and the ends northwest of Pisac at Ollantaytambo.
Beyond that point the cliffs that flank the river grow closer together, the Sacred Valley narrows, and the agriculturally rich floodplain thins to a gorge as the Urubamba begins its abrupt descent toward the Amazon basin. In the afternoon you will take the train to Aguas Calientes town and spend a night.
The second day, You´ll wake up early and then take the bus up to citadel, guided tour in the lost city of the Incas, visit around the Machu Picchu city and climbing to Huayna Picchu mountain (optional).
A day with beautiful landscapes, amazing ruins, exploring unexplored areas and estimating the architecture from each monument we can observe along the tour, depend of you to do rafting and visit other sites like Chincheros; Huchuy or Moray.
Day 01: Sacred Valley of the Incas - Train to Machu Picchu
Day 02: Machu Picchu - Cuzco
Crew: A Inca Trail Machu representative in the Cusco and Profesional guide in the Sacred Valley tour and Machu Picchu tour
Accommodation: Hotel (01 night)
Meals: 1x Breakfast
Transportation: Tourist transportation, Train
We pick you up from your hotel to take you to the Sacred Valley of the Incas, a lush agricultural region, created by the Urubamba River and an important source of food for the Incas that keep supplying the city of Cusco with a majority of its production until nowadays! Our first stop after 1 and half an hour is Pisaq. There we first visit its ruins of a large Incan city situated above the today´s Pisaq Town. Then, we descend by our bus to the modern Pisaq to visit its famous traditional handicraft market.
After that, we head for lunch to Urubamba Town considered to be a capital of the valley. There, we have a buffet lunch in one of its lovely tourist restaurants offering traditional Andean cuisine.
Then, we continue our trip to later visit the still alive Incan town of Ollantaytambo, where our Tour Guide guided us around its Incan fortres and explains us about its purpose and history. The town and fortres are strategically located overlooking the beautiful valley! This major ruin site is known as the best surviving example of the Incan urban planning and engineering. It is admired for its huge steep terraces guarding the Incan fortress and for being one of the couple places where Spaniards lost a major battle during their conquest!
Then we take the Train to Machu Picchu and spend one night. Our guide will visit your hotel and he will give the briefing for the next date
Highest Point: 3, 400 m
Lowest Point: 3, 000 m
Difficulty: Easy to Moderate
Very early we wake up and you get on a shuttle bus taking you up to the archaeological complex of Machu Picchu following a zigzag path for about 25 minutes.
Once in Machu Pichu, your Tour Guide introduces you the most important attractions of this antique Incan site such as its main square, the Sun Temple, Intiwatana (Sun Clock), the Royal Rooms, the Temple of the Three Windows and the Royal Incas Cemetery. This guided tour takes about 2 and half an hour and then you are given time off to explore around the complex and to climb Huayna Picchu (or Machu Picchu Mountain) to take some amazing panoramic photos of Machu Picchu. So please do not forget your camera and enjoy the visit of the "One of the New 7 Wonders of the World" !!
When you have enjoy the site enough, you take a shuttle bus down to Aguas Calientes where you can have lunch (not included in the package) in one of many lovely restaurants offering traditional Andean as well as international cuisine. Afterwards, you can visit the thermal baths of Aguas Calientes or the Museum of the Site (neither entrance of these is included in the package).
In the afternoon, we take a train back to Ollantaytambo (alternatively to Poroy) where our driver expects us in front of the railway station to transfer us to Cusco.
Meals budget: Please allow USD 20 - 30 for meals not included.
Single room: If you do not like to share your room with someone else, please book the "Single Room" option
Local flights: No local flight is included in the cost of the tours.
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