DAY 01:


  1. Start of the Day and Transport from the Hotel:
    • Pickup at your hotel or Airbnb scheduled between 6:30 to 7:00 AM.
    • Transfer by car to the town of Chinchero from Cusco, approximately a 45-minute journey.
  2. Visit to Chinchero:
    • Exploration of the Inca archaeological site and the colonial temple of Chinchero with a guide.
    • Opportunity to visit a local craft center to learn about textile and weaving typical of the Cusco region, explained by the artisans themselves.
    • Then, the tour continues to the next site, Moray.
  3. Tour to the Archaeological Site of Moray:
    • Visit to the famous Inca circular terraces, unique of their kind.
    • Guide’s explanation and free time for exploration and photography.
  4. Visit to the Maras Salt Mines:
    • 45-minute transfer by car from Moray to the salt mines.
    • Time to receive information from the guide, explore the area, and take photos. Opportunity to buy interesting salt-made souvenirs before continuing to lunch in Urubamba.
  5. Lunch in Urubamba:
    • Stop at a local restaurant to enjoy a buffet lunch included in the tour, with various dishes to taste at your discretion, as well as vegetarian and vegan options.
    • Approximate lunchtime: 1:00 PM. After lunch, the journey continues to Ollantaytambo.
  6. Visit to Ollantaytambo:
    • Journey to the largest archaeological site in the Sacred Valley, Ollantaytambo, a 30-minute trip from Urubamba.
    • Guided tour in Ollantaytambo followed by a transfer to the Ollantaytambo train station to travel to Aguas Calientes.
  7. Train Journey to Aguas Calientes:
    • Departure from the Ollantaytambo station around 3:30 PM or 4:30 PM.
    • Train journey duration: Approximately 1 hour and 45 minutes.
  8. Arrival in Aguas Calientes:
    • Reception by hotel personnel, who will wait for you with your names at the train station to take you to the hotel.
    • Accommodation in ANDIMO MACHU PICCHU Hotel or another similar.
  9. Preparation for the Next Day:
    • Time to rest and relax in the hotel.
    • At 7:30 PM, the guide will meet with you in the hotel to coordinate the details of the next day’s tour in Machu Picchu.

This detailed itinerary ensures a complete and organized experience, combining cultural visits, time for personal exploration and rest, and preparation for the adventure in Machu Picchu.

  1. Start of the Day and Breakfast at the Hotel:
    • Wake up early for breakfast at the hotel, around 5:00 AM, before heading to the bus station.
  2. Bus Transfer to Machu Picchu:
    • Proceed to the bus station to catch the bus at 5:30 AM towards the main entrance of Machu Picchu. The bus journey takes about 25 minutes.
  3. Entry and Exploration of Machu Picchu:
    • Enter the Inca citadel with the group and the guide around 6 am.
    • First, head to the high part to get the classic view of Machu Picchu.
    • Spend time at the classic viewpoint for photos and to enjoy the views, with the chance to witness the sunrise if the weather is good.
  4. Guided Tour inside the Citadel:
    • A guided tour within Machu Picchu, lasting approximately 2.5 hours.
    • The guide will provide detailed explanations about the history and features of Machu Picchu.
  5. Free Time for Personal Exploration:
    • After the guided tour, there are about 30 additional minutes to explore the remaining parts of Machu Picchu within the circuit.
    • Remember that the maximum allowed visit time at Machu Picchu is 3 hours in total, according to the park’s regulations.
  6. Return Bus to Aguas Calientes:
    • Depart Machu Picchu to take the return bus to Aguas Calientes, which is a 25-minute journey.
  7. Option to Visit Waynapicchu or Machu Picchu Mountain:
    • If you have reserved additional tickets for Waynapicchu or Montaña Machupicchu, you will have time for these extra hikes. Tickets should be booked in advance and can be arranged through us to match the corresponding schedule.
  8. Free Time in Aguas Calientes:
    • After activities in Machu Picchu, return to Aguas Calientes by bus.
    • Free time to explore the town, possibly have lunch.
  9. Train Journey from Aguas Calientes to Ollantaytambo:
    • Departure from Aguas Calientes to Ollantaytambo at 2:30 PM or 3:20 PM. The train journey lasts approximately 1 hour and 45 minutes.
  10. Transfer to Cusco:
    • Upon arrival at Ollantaytambo station, you will be greeted by our personnel, who will be waiting with your name.
    • Transfer by car from Ollantaytambo to Cusco, a journey of approximately 2 hours.
    • Arrival in Cusco around 6:30 PM.
    • The final point of the tour: Plaza Regocijo in Cusco, located one block from the Plaza de Armas.

This itinerary offers a complete and well-structured experience to enjoy Machu Picchu and the return to Cusco, combining cultural visits, exploration time, and comfortable transfers.



Day 01: Sacred Valley Tour

  • Professional Guide: Enjoy a guided tour led by expert guides, providing you with detailed information about each site visited in the Sacred Valley.
  • Buffet Lunch: Savor a delightful buffet lunch at a chosen restaurant in Urubamba, offering a variety of options to cater to all tastes.
  • Entrance to Sacred Valley Attractions: Included access to the main sites of the Sacred Valley, such as Chinchero, Moray, the Salineras de Maras, and Ollantaytambo.
  • Train from Ollantaytambo to Aguas Calientes: A scenic train ride to Aguas Calientes, the gateway to Machu Picchu.
  • Accommodation in Aguas Calientes: Comfortable lodging in a selected hotel, ensuring rest and relaxation before your visit to Machu Picchu.

Day 02: Machu Picchu

  • Hotel Breakfast: Start your day with a nutritious breakfast at your hotel in Aguas Calientes.
  • Bus from Aguas Calientes to Machu Picchu: A bus journey from Aguas Calientes to the entrance of Machu Picchu, offering breathtaking views along the way.
  • Machu Picchu Entry Ticket, Circuit 02: Guaranteed access to Machu Picchu, allowing you to explore this historic site via Circuit 02.
  • Guided Tour in Machu Picchu: A guided tour within the Machu Picchu citadel, where our expert guide will delve into the history and mysteries of this ancient Inca site.
  • Return Bus to Aguas Calientes: After your visit to Machu Picchu, take the bus back to Aguas Calientes.
  • Train from Aguas Calientes to Ollantaytambo: A return train journey to Ollantaytambo, once again enjoying the beautiful landscape.
  • Transport from Ollantaytambo to Cusco: A comfortable and safe transfer back to Cusco, concluding your exciting 2-day journey.

This tour is designed to provide you with a complete and hassle-free experience, allowing you to fully enjoy the wonder and charm of the Sacred Valley and Machu Picchu.

Not Included

  • Meal Coverage: Any meals that are not explicitly mentioned in the inclusions are not covered. This means they are not included in the package and you will need to arrange and pay for them separately.
  • Excluded Meals: Specifically, the meals that are not included are:
    • The first breakfast.
    • Dinner on the first day.
    • Lunch on the second day.
  • Diverse Options: Aguas Calientes offers a wide range of dining experiences, from local delicacies to international cuisine, ensuring that there are options to cater to different dietary needs and preferences.

What to Pack


  • Passport: It is essential to bring your passport, as you will need it to enter Machu Picchu.
  • Day Pack: Bring a small day pack to carry your essentials for the day, such as water, snacks, sunscreen, and a rain poncho.
  • Coat: The weather in the Andes can be unpredictable, so it’s best to bring a warm coat or jacket to keep you comfortable.
  • T-Shirts: Two t-shirts should be sufficient for a two-day tour, but consider packing more if you tend to get sweaty.
  • Sunscreen: The high altitude of the Andes means that the sun can be strong, even on cloudy days, so bring sunscreen to protect your skin.
  • Cap or Hat: A cap or hat will help protect your head and face from the sun.
  • Sunglasses: Bring a pair of sunglasses to protect your eyes from the bright Andean sun.
  • Tennis Shoes: Comfortable shoes with good traction, such as tennis shoes or hiking boots, are essential for exploring the sites.
  • Water Bottle: It’s important to stay hydrated, so bring a refillable water bottle to reduce plastic waste.
  • Insect Repellent: Mosquitoes and other insects can be a problem in some areas, so bring insect repellent to avoid bites.
  • Photographic Camera: Don’t forget to bring a camera to capture the breathtaking views and incredible sites.
  • Rain Poncho: The Andean climate can be unpredictable, so it’s best to bring a rain poncho just in case.
  • Water and Snacks: It’s a good idea to bring some snacks and water for the day, as there may not be many opportunities to purchase food and drinks.
  • Cash in Soles: Bring some cash in Peruvian soles for souvenirs, snacks, and tips.


  • Original Passports: It’s important to carry your passport with you at all times, as it’s required for entry to Machu Picchu.
  • Original Student Card: If you have applied for a student discount, make sure to bring your original student card with you.


At Machu Picchu Reservations, we are committed to providing fair and transparent pricing for the Sacred Valley and Machu Picchu tour.


PRICING DETAILS FOR 2024 and 2025:
  • ADULT: $350 USD per person
  • STUDENT: $330 USD per person (A valid student ID is required)
  • CHILD (Minor): $330 USD per person – Applicable for all visitors aged 3 to 17 years



The Peruvian government offers discounts for students on entrance tickets to Machu Picchu. Consequently, in our tours to Machu Picchu, we provide a reduced rate for students. To qualify for this special rate, you must meet the following requirements:

  • Student Age: You must be under 25 years old at the time of your visit to Machu Picchu. This age limit is aimed at benefiting undergraduate students.
  • Material and Format of the Student Card: The card must be a physical plastic document, similar to a credit card, with all the required information printed on it. Cards made of other materials or with information added via stickers or not printed are not accepted.
  • Required Information on the Card: The card must include the following printed information: details of the university, personal information of the student, the student’s photograph, and a validity date not exceeding one year from the date of your visit. For example, if you plan to visit in 2024, the card should not expire before 2025 and must be valid during the visit.
  • Note on the ISIC Card: Although the International Student Identity Card (ISIC) is recognized in many countries, it is not accepted by the Peruvian government for student discounts at Machu Picchu. Just as a passport cannot be replaced by any other type of identification in international procedures, the student card cannot be substituted by an ISIC or any other document for discounts in Peru.

The policy of the Peruvian government is stringent regarding the accreditation of students. It is imperative to present a card that fulfills these criteria to be eligible for student-priced tickets because, upon entering Machu Picchu, you will be required to show the physical student card. If you do not meet these requirements upon arrival at Machu Picchu, there is a significant risk of being denied entry and having to pay the full ticket price, depending on availability. Therefore, ensuring that your student card adheres to Peruvian regulations is crucial before booking your tour to as student Machu Picchu.

How to Book with Machu Picchu Reservation

Making Your Reservation: Booking the Sacred Valley and Machu Picchu 2-day tour is straightforward. You can use any debit or credit card, with an additional 2.9% fee borne by the customer. For clients in the United States, we offer the option to pay from a bank account without extra charges.

Before Booking Please Read the Details Carefully

  • To Book: The Sacred Valley and Machu Picchu is priced at $350 per adult and $320 per student or child. We require a non-refundable prepayment of $180 per person to confirm your reservation. This amount is used to purchase the tickets immediately. As per Peruvian government regulations, these permits and tickets are strictly personal, non-refundable, and cannot be rescheduled. Although the $180 prepayment is non-refundable, it ensures your visit to Machu Picchu on your reserved date.
  • Remaining Balance Payment: If you opt to pay only the prepayment, the remaining balance must be paid upon arrival in Cusco at our Machu Picchu Reservations office, at least 24 hours before the tour starts. The balance can be paid in soles or dollars in cash or by card (with an additional 3.9% charge). You also have the option to pay online on our website with a 2.9% fee.
  • Full Payment Option: You can choose to pay the entire tour cost online at the time of booking. If you need to cancel for any reason, you will be refunded the total amount minus the non-refundable $180 deposit.
  • Recommendations: We strongly advise you to fully understand all booking and cancellation policies before making your payment to ensure that your investment is protected and that you have a seamless booking experience for your adventure on the Sacred Valley and Machu Picchu tour.

Please Follow These Steps to Make a Reservation

  • Starting Your Reservation: To book your Sacred Valley and Machu Picchu experience to Machu Picchu, click on the yellow button that says “BOOK ONLINE.” Doing so will redirect you to our reservation platform.
  •  Date, Number, and Type of Visitor Selection: On the platform, you can select the date you wish to start the tour. You can also make reservations for adults, students, and children as required.
  • Additional Options: You’ll have the opportunity to add extras to your booking, such as tickets for Waynapicchu, Machu Picchu Mountain, or the option to enhance your experience with a Vistadome train journey. You can add these services according to your preferences.
  • Personal Information Form: Next, you will be asked to complete a form with your personal details. It’s important that each participant provides detailed and accurate information.
  • Payment Process: Finally, you will be directed to a secure payment form where you can make your payment online with any type of debit or credit card.
  • Important Note: We recommend reviewing all details and carefully selecting your options to ensure that your reservation perfectly matches your expectations and needs for this unique adventure on the Sacred Valley and Machu Picchu tour.

After booking and completing your payment

  • Upon completing your booking and payment, you will immediately receive an email confirming the transaction. This email will also contain a link allowing you to modify specific details of your reservation if needed. Within the next 24 hours, our reservations team will follow up with a comprehensive email. This email will provide detailed information about your booking, including your Sacred valley permits and Machu Picchu tickets.




  • Access to Waynapicchu: $60 USD
  • Access to Montaña Machupicchu: $60 USD
  • Vistadome Train Upgrade for Return Journey: $35 USD


WAYNAPICCHU: THE MAJESTIC MOUNTAIN OF MACHU PICCHU: Waynapicchu is the prominent mountain that forms the famous backdrop in the classic photographs of Machu Picchu. It offers a unique hiking experience and panoramic views, but it’s important to know some details before planning your ascent.

  • CHECK AVAILABILITY: Before scheduling your visit to Waynapicchu, it’s essential to verify ticket availability through the official website provided by the Peruvian government: With a daily limit of 400 spots, this link enables you to see the real-time ticket availability, helping you make a well-informed decision. While this link is only for checking availability, don’t worry about the purchase; at Machu Picchu Reservations, we handle the entire ticket acquisition process for you. It’s important to note that if the official government page shows that there’s no availability, this applies universally, as both agencies and individual visitors obtain tickets directly from this official source. Therefore, if the site indicates that there are no spots available, unfortunately, no one will have access to tickets for that particular day.
  • LIMITED ACCESS: Access to Waynapicchu is restricted to 400 daily visitors, divided into four groups of 100 people each, with entry times at 7 a.m., 8 a.m., 9 a.m., and 10 a.m. This limitation helps preserve the site and ensures a safer and more enjoyable experience for everyone.
  • RESERVATION ON SACRED VALLEY AND MACHU PICCHU TOUR: If you’re taking the Sacred valley and Machu Picchu tour, we typically book tickets for the 9 or 10 a.m. schedules, allowing you to visit Waynapicchu after your guided tour of Machu Picchu, but if there is not spaces for the later schudle provabli we Will buy the shedule wichi si avalible.
  • TIME FOR ASCENT AND STAY: The climb to Waynapicchu generally takes about an hour. Once at the top, we recommend spending about 30 minutes enjoying the views before starting the approximately 45-minute descent. In total, you will need between 2 to 2.5 hours for the complete experience.
  • VIEWS AND RUINS AT THE SUMMIT: The summit of Waynapicchu offers spectacular panoramic views of Machu Picchu and the surrounding landscape. In addition, you will find ancient Inca constructions, including platforms, houses, and enclosures whose purposes are still a subject of study and admiration.
  • SAFETY CONSIDERATIONS: The trail to Waynapicchu can be steep and challenging in some sections. If you suffer from vertigo or fear of heights, be aware that some parts are abrupt and may require the use of your hands to stabilize yourself. In these cases, you might consider other less demanding routes.
  • UNACCOMPANIED BUT SAFE: Although the visit to Waynapicchu does not include a guide, the area is constantly monitored by cameras and park rangers to ensure the safety of all visitors.


MONTAÑA MACHU PICCHU: THE ALTERNATIVE PEAK AVAILABLE FOR CLIMBING UPGRADE TO VISTADOME TRAIN: Montaña Machupicchu, which rises to 3080 meters above sea level, is located to the south of the famous Inca citadel of Machu Picchu. To better understand its geographical position, note that the iconic photographs of the Inca citadel are taken from the base of Montaña Machupicchu. It’s essential to distinguish between Montaña Machupicchu and the Inca citadel of Machu Picchu. Machu Picchu is the renowned archaeological site visible in most photographs and serves as the area’s central attraction, while Montaña Machupicchu is a separate, accessible peak. If you wish to climb Montaña Machupicchu, you must purchase a ticket. This peak offers unique views and a different perspective of the landscape surrounding the historic citadel.

  • CHECK AVAILABILITY: Before scheduling your visit to Montaña Machupicchu, it’s essential to confirm the availability of tickets. You can do this through the official Peruvian government website: Each day, only 400 tickets are available: 200 for entry to Montaña Machupicchu between 7 and 8 a.m., and another 200 for entry between 8 and 9 a.m. For those planning to climb this mountain during their Inca Trail tour, we usually purchase tickets for the latter schedule, allowing you to ascend Montaña Machupicchu following your guided tour of the citadel. Booking in advance is highly recommended due to the limited number of spaces. If you’re interested in including this mountain in your Inca Trail tour, it’s advisable to arrange this when you book your Inca Trail to ensure availability.
  • CLIMB AND STAY TIME: The total time for a visit to Machu Picchu Mountain is estimated to be between 3 to 3.5 hours. This includes around 1.5 hours for the ascent, 30 minutes to take in the breathtaking views at the summit, and approximately 1 hour for the descent. The path is broader and not as steep compared to other trails but is predominantly made up of stone steps, showcasing an authentic Inca trail. At the peak, you’re rewarded with stunning vistas of the Inca citadel of Machu Picchu, and the encompassing landscape of valleys, rivers, and mountains. On clear days, you can also spot the final segment of the Inca Trail.



  • On the Sacred Valley and Machu Picchu tour, we include train tickets, usually for standard services such as the Expedition or Voyager trains. These are typical tourist trains, offering comfort, cleanliness, and stunning views of the scenery. However, if you wish to enhance your journey, you can upgrade to the Vistadome train for the trip between Aguas Calientes and Ollantaytambo. The Vistadome features larger windows and a glass dome on the roof, providing an even more panoramic viewing experience. Additionally, the Vistadome offers entertainment shows, such as music and dance. If you’re interested in upgrading to the Vistadome train, there is an additional cost of $35 per person on top of the Inca Trail tour price, offering a more immersive and luxurious journey.

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INCROYABLE Je recommande 100% Machu Picchu réservations! Une des meilleures expérience de ma vie avec un personnel incroyable ! Notre guide Alfredo nous a soutenu, a été à notre rythme et nous a fait découvrir des endroits hors du commun. L’organisation était au rendez vous. Le prix très abordable pour ce qu’on vécu! Je remercie toute l’équipe de Machu Picchu Reservations pour leur disponibilité et pour l’encadrement de ce super trek. Si vous devez faire un trek, foncez avec cette agence !
Matthew H
Matthew H
Trip of a Lifetime This was the best trip I've ever been on. Unbelievable sights for all 5 days and so many amazing people to meet. The company took great care of us during our 5 days and 4 nights of trekking. The chefs were incredible and made great food for each meal of the day, I was really impressed! The hike itself was not too difficult. The altitude of course makes it difficult on breathing, but terrain was quite easy. There were a few spots that were extremely rocky and easy to sprain an ankle. Our tool guide, Juel, was incredible and really made our trip. He was so knowledgeable about the Inca's history and was very interesting to learn from. He would let everyone go at their own pace, always making sure everyone was okay and safe. I cannot stress the impact that he made on our trip. I would highly recommend Juel to anyone who wants the best possible experience of Salkantay. Andre at the Cusco office is also a great guy, very helpful! Overall, we had an amazing time with Machu Picchu Reservations and would highly highly recommend the tour group!
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Lucy H
Amazing trip! The 5 day Salkantay Trek to Machu Picchu was absolutely amazing. We had great accommodation each night with incredible views of the mountains, and each day was something different (lagoon, mountains, jungle, etc.). A special shout out to our guide, Billy, who was so friendly, passionate and knowledgable, and the chefs, who prepared us 3 incredible meals every single day of the trek. A trip I won’t forget for a while!
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Jacynthe P
2 day Machu Picchu tour - amazing experience We were lucky enough to get Angel as our guide. He was amazing, super informative and captivating. Couldn't have asked for a better experience!
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Pranav P
Amazing experience Had great time at Salkantay Trekking and Machu Picchu for 5 days. Steven was excellent guide. He indulged us in inka culture, had supported so well in altitude sickness and intense hike. He took fabulous pictures and supported our vegetarian food need. Overall it was great fun with making new friends and memories. Highly recommend if you want intense hiking experience at Salkantay.
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Jet S
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