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Regardless of the form you choose to reach the valley, you can choose to spend the night in Sacred Valley and continue to Machu Picchu the next morning, but for this you must have booked Machu Picchu tickets and train tickets in advance. At present it is almost impossible to get one of these tickets, if they were not booked before arriving in Cusco. 

Learn how to get from Sacred Valley to Machu Picchu


The Sacred Valley  

The Sacred Valley of the Incas offers you a glorious start in your visit to Cusco and Machu Picchu; Sublime climate, overwhelmingly beautiful landscapes, colonial towns, ancient Inca settlements and very friendly people, reflect why so many people travel thousands of kilometers to visit this valley. These colonial cities inhabited mostly by artisans, artists, farmers and people fed up with the bustle of the city, is one of the best places to go not only in Peru, but in South America. 


The cultural tour through the Sacred Valley 

The Sacred Valley day tour from Cusco will take you through a markedly traditional route, you will meet Quechua-speaking residents, wearing traditional costumes, working your fields in a traditional way; It will pass through villages built during colonial times, by ancient Inca settlements; It will travel through markets, temples and city squares that took it a few hundred years ago, in the middle of a valley that was sacred to the Incas. However, to visit the main archaeological remains of the Sacred Valley, you will need to buy the Cusco tourist ticket.  


The town of Ollantaytambo 

What is the town of Ollantaytambo? 

Ollantaytambo is a famous town located in the Sacred Valley Cusco, Peru. Its fame is due to the fact that it is the only Inca town that preserves its streets and urban design. In it is the important Archaeological Site of Ollantaytambo.  


How far is it from Ollantaytambo to Machu Picchu? 

Ollantaytambo is also famous for being a mandatory route before reaching Machu Picchu. Both tourist destinations are separated by 32 kilometers away.


Where is the Ollantaytambo train station located? 

The train station is located on the avenue Ferrocarril s / n, 15 minutes walk from the Main Square of the town of Ollantaytambo. 


How to get to Ollantaytambo train station? 

To get to Ollantaytambo you will need to board a minivan from the Pavitos street in the city of Cusco. This trip will cost around S /. 15 (US $ 4). The final whereabouts of these cars is in Ollantaytambo, just a few meters from the train station.  


Sacred Valley to Machu Picchu

If you are not going to do the Inca Trail, the only way to get from Ollantaytambo to Machu Picchu is to take a train from the Ollantaytambo station to the town of Aguas Calientes (Machu Picchu town). 

Once in Aguas Calientes the next step is to board one of the buses that transport passengers to the entrance gate to Machu Picchu.  


How long does it take to travel by train from Ollantaytambo to Machu Picchu? 

The train ride from Ollantaytambo to Machu Picchu has a maximum duration of 2 hours. The final destination is the Aguas Calientes station.  


How to book train tickets from Ollantaytambo to Machu Picchu? 

To book train tickets, just go to the website of the companies: Peru Rail or Inca Rail. 

Both companies are responsible for the transportation service from Ollantaytambo to Aguas Calientes. They have web platforms to make the reservation online. 

The trains to Machu Picchu have different types of services according to the need of the visitor: from the tourist class to the most luxurious services with everything included.

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