TRIP ITINERARY

DAY 1:

CUSCO - SACRED VALLEY - AGUAS CALIENTES

We pick you up at 7:00 am to start the tour in Cusco. After 45 minutes drive, you will arrive in Chinchero where the guide will show you the Inca temple, the colonial churches and visit one of the local families to learn how to weave.

Sacred Valley Tour with Machu Picchu

Then you continue by car to Moray to learn all about the circular terraces. We take you to the salt mines of Maras where you will have time for explanations, pictures.

The car will continue to Urubamba, where you will stop for a buffet lunch at the restaurant, then proceed to Ollantaytambo, the last place to visit. Then you will go to the train station to take a train to the town of Aguas Calientes for 1.5 hours. Once you arrive in Aguas Calientes, we take you to the lodge, and later around 8:30 pm a Machu Picchu guide will meet you at the lodge for the next day’s orientation.

You need to get up very early to take the bus to Machu Picchu to arrive around 6 in the morning if you are lucky with the weather you can see the sunrise and also you can see Machu Picchu almost without people, once in Machu Picchu you have the guided tour for 2 hours and then you have free time to explore Machu Picchu on your own. After visiting Machu Picchu, return to Aguas Calientes for lunch before taking the train back to Ollantaytambo, and from Ollantaytambo, we will transfer you back to Cusco.

If you wish you can buy extra tickets to climb Huayna Picchu or Machu Picchu Mountain which you have to buy in advance.

Inclusions

Included

  • Sacred Valley Tour (Guide + Transportation + Entrance Fees + Buffet Lunch)
  • Train from Ollantaytambo to Aguas Calientes At 16: 36/19: 04 (Check availability)
  • Lodging in Hostel in Aguas Calientes
  • Round trip bus tickets, Aguas Calientes – Machu Picchu – Aguas Calientes
  • Entrance ticket to Machu Picchu
  • Guided tour in Machu Picchu
  • Train from Aguas Calientes to Ollantaytambo At 18: 20/19: 00 (Check availability)
  • Transfer from Ollantaytambo to Cusco.

Not Included

  • Water and snacks
  • Huayna Picchu -$75 USD
  • Machu Picchu Mountain -$75 USD
  • Upgrade to Vistadome Train – $67 USD (the train is the only way back)
  • Other meals as indicated on the itinerary
  • Tips for your guide

What to Pack

  • Passport
  • Day pack
  • One coat
  • Two shits
  • Sun block.
  • Hat or cap.
  • Sunglasses.
  • Tennis shoes.
  • Bottle of water.
  • Insect repellent.
  • Camera.
  • Rain poncho (plastic).
  • Water
  • Snacks
  • Cash in soles.

DOCUMENTS TO TAKE WITH YOU

  • Original passports
  • Original student ID (in case you have applied for a student discount)

Pricing

PRICE FROM: US$ 295

PLACES TO VISIT:
  • Chinchero
  • Moray – Circular terraces
  • Salt mines – Salt mines of Maras
  • Ollantaytambo
  • Machu Picchu

PRICES: Sacred Valley with Machu Picchu 2 Days

Group service-Season 2022

Student: 295 US Dollars
Adult: 315 US Dollars

Entrance ticket to Huayna Picchu. USD 20
Entrance ticket to Machu Picchu Mountain. USD 20
UP-GRADE Train to Vistadome – Panoramic Train. USD 25 Each way (Check availability)

DISCOUNT FOR STUDENTS: USD 20

If you are a student, you must send us a copy/photo of both sides of your student card for verification, to get USD 20 discount.

The student card must be an original student ID card from the university in PVC material and must have the following requirements: university information, student’s personal information, student’s photo and expiration date valid only for one year, this year must coincide with the year the student visits Machu Picchu, discount up to 25 years old.

Frequently Asked Questions Sacred Valley Tour with Machu Picchu 2 Days / 1 Night

Where is the Sacred Valley of the Incas?

The Sacred Valley of the Incas is located 15 km northeast of the city of Cusco. A drive to one of the nearest villages will take you about 40 minutes. From there you can move to the other villages in the valley.

What is the weather like during the tour?

Most of the villages that make up the Sacred Valley of the Incas have a pleasant climate. The temperature varies from 4ºC to 23ºC. From April to October is the dry season. From November to March, the rainy season. Always be prepared. Make sure you have waterproof clothing including a waterproof jacket, pants, poncho, and gloves.

How can I avoid altitude sickness?

As soon as people book their trip to Peru, specifically Cusco, they start to wonder about altitude sickness. Most of the time, these symptoms will be mild. We always recommend accelerating the activity slowly, allowing your body to adapt. Drink plenty of fluids such as water or coca tea. Coca tea has been used since ancient times to help prevent altitude sickness. Avoid drinking too much alcohol and coffee. They will make you urinate more often and you will become dehydrated. Avoid smoking. Smoking makes it harder for your body to get oxygen. Avoid sleeping pills. They can cause shallow breathing at night, making it harder for your body to absorb oxygen while you sleep.

Travel Guide

Recommendations

  • A small backpack or carry bag (big bags not allowed on the train or in Machu Picchu)
  • A change of clothing for the second day
  • Hiking Shoes
  • Camera or smartphone with extra charger
  • Water
  • Rain jacket or poncho
  • A fleece or jacket
  • Basic toiletries
  • Sunscreen
  • Insect repellent
  • Hat for the sun
  • Some extra money for lunch, snacks, and souvenirs
  • Original passport (you cannot enter Machu Picchu without it)

TripAdvisor Reviews

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Elea
Elea
2024-05-13
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
2024-05-13
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!
Simona I
Simona I
2024-05-12
Super trip We had an amazing tour, time and views. The information our guide was hearttouching. And all spots he show us, were so worth it the steps
Maria I
Maria I
2024-05-12
Super trip! We had an amazing time! The hike and tour in generell was just magical! Angel the guide was very kind, he gave us a lot of super interesting informations and even if it was my second time- this trip was favorite and I am taking a lot of nice memories :) I would recommend it to everybody that does not have a lot of time - worth it so much more than a one day trip!
Lucy H
Lucy H
2024-05-12
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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Paradise756139
2024-05-12
The best 5 days What an amazing and rewarding five days with Machu Picchu reservations. My sister and I are vegan and all the food was amazing and plenty of it. The chefs went above and beyond. Aurelio was the best guide, we feel so lucky that we had him for the 5 days. He really made the trip! We had a great group of people who were so supportive and encouraging. Despite it being challenging at times we laughed so much!
Jacynthe P
Jacynthe P
2024-05-12
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!
Pranav P
Pranav P
2024-05-11
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.
Jet S
Jet S
2024-05-11
Best andventure ever! This was honestly the best experience of my life. I had 5 days of adventure, stunning views and great company. It was sad that the time flew by as every day was such a blast! Machu Picchu Reservations is a great company to choose for the Salkantay Trek. They were very organized, food was delicious, sleeping arrangement was excellent and the guides create a supportive and amazing vibe! Aurelio was the best guide and it was bittersweet to say goodbye after such a great experience. I would highly recommend Machu Picchu Reservations and above all Aurelio as your guide!

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