This tour package includes visits to the Sacred Valley of the Incas and Machu Picchu. In the Sacred Valley, the living history of Cusco, you can visit ancient Inca cities such as Pisac, a citadel built on the mountains with beautiful platforms that go from the top to the bottom of the valley. The town of Urubamba is a resting place to enjoy the typical meals of the sacred valley next to the Vilcanota River, the sacred river of the Incas. The fortress of Ollantaytambo, a living Inca city, is a mandatory step before finally reaching Machu Picchu, a natural and archaeological sanctuary of Peru and the world.
This tour is aimed at those who want to know the Sacred Valley and Machu Picchu in 2 days with a short break in Machu Picchu town.
Departure & Return Location:
Pick up from your hotel (7:30 am – 8:00 am).
Our agency staff picks you up at your hotel (approx. 7:10 a.m.), and then we go to visit the Sacred Valley of the Incas, which is the second most beautiful place after the excursions in Machupicchu for its valleys and landscapes. Its people’s living culture, craft markets, and incredible archaeological centers make this tour unforgettable for you.
Arriving in Pisac, you will visit the Pisac craft market where you will find beautiful works in textiles, ceramics, silverware; after visiting this picturesque town we will go to the archaeological center that is located in the upper part of the mountain where we will be able to appreciate the giant agricultural terraces and other Inca constructions that despite being more than 500 years old are still intact, after visiting this place we will continue the tour through the banks of the WILCAMAYU (sacred river) until reaching Urubamba where they will have free time for the buffet lunch of Novoandean dishes.
We will continue until we reach Ollantaytambo, a beautiful town where we can appreciate that the inhabitants still use Inca constructions in their homes. The archaeological center is located in the upper part of the mountain where the temple of the sun continues to impose its majesty; in this place, we finish the tour of the Sacred Valley we must go to the train station. At an indicated time board the train towards AGUAS CALIENTES (Machupicchu town 1-1/2 hours of travel) once arrived at this place the staff of the chosen hotel will be waiting for you at the door from the station, already at the lodging, we will meet the guide of Machupicchu to coordinate the excursions of the next day.
It is necessary 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. We can also see Machu Picchu almost without people; once in Machu Picchu, we have the guided tour for 2 hours, and then you have free time to explore Machu Picchu on your own. After visiting Machu Picchu, we return to Aguas Calientes for lunch before taking the train back to Ollantaytambo, and from Ollantaytambo, we will transfer you back to Cusco.
You can add the extra tickets to climb Huayna Picchu or Machu Picchu Mountain if you wish.
We also offer a special service only for you or your group, you have the power to choose the size of your group and the date of departure, we will never add other people since it will be organized only for you.
Our Sacred Valley + Machu Picchu – 2 Days private service, includes additional items such as:
Our prices for the Sacred Valley + Machu Picchu – 2 Days are reasonable and are in different packages with the prices that are handled in the city of Cusco, and discounts will apply automatically for groups of over 5 people when booking this tour together at the same time.
We are a local tour operator that never shares service with any other company in Cusco, most agencies in Cusco share their service to save operating costs with poor quality. We guarantee to make the trip even if there are only 02 people in your group.
Our booking process is simple and you can secure your trip with only a 30% deposit and pay the rest at the destination.
We want your vacation to Peru to be as enjoyable and stress-free as possible. This section contains answers to any inquiries regarding going with Huaynas Expeditions. Please read the following information; it will assist you if you have any queries regarding our services.
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You’ll pay your remaining balance once you arrive in Cusco and in cash in US dollars or soles (Peruvian currency) to the change of the day. If you prefer payment through PayPal, you’ll be charged an additional 6% due to bank commissions. It is better to pay us with cash because there is no transaction fee.
Of course! During the tour to Machu Picchu, your main luggage can be stored in our office or at your hotel. Both of them are free.
Usually, it is not accepted since the permits, and the train tickets are not allowed to change the date or transfer to another name.
But if you need it, we’ll need to buy new permits and train tickets and the cost you’ll pay for it.
Yes! You must bring your original passport, which must be the same one you sent us at the booking time. Your passport will be checked at Machu Picchu checkpoint and when you board the train.
Updating passport numbers: If you are renewing your passport, go ahead and email us a copy of your old passport to book your Machu Picchu ticket. If you no longer have your old passport, any government issue ID will be accepted, as long as the name is the same. Once you receive your new passport, please email us a copy of your new passport ASAP to change the information about your permits and train tickets.
Yes, you can book your hotel. It will decrease the price of $30 per person. If you decide to book your own hotel, don’t forget to tell us where you plan to stay so our guide will take you there safely.
We receive reservations at least 1 week in advance. However, seats are limited and are always subject to availability. Both the permits for Machu Picchu and the train ticket and permits for the mountains of Machu Picchu and Huayna Picchu are in high demand, sometimes selling out months in advance. For this reason, we recommend that you make your reservation as far in advance recommendable 2 or 3 months in advance.
The Expedition and Vistadome categories 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 cars, which allows a panoramic view of the outside. The second difference is that the Vistadome train offers entertainment services on board, such as typical dances and parades.
If you want to get the student discount, the following requirements must be met:
The university card must meet the following requirements:
If you meet the requirements above, you will get the following discount:
All students have to send a copy of their passport and student card at the time of booking to get the student discount.
Tipping is not required, but it is appreciated if you are satisfied with the services. Even though it might not be familiar in your country, the people who will look after you during the tour place a lot of importance on it. Many Huaynas Expeditions’ destinations encourage top-notch service and are a foundational aspect of the travel and tourism sector. It’s up to you how much to tip based on how well you thought out the tour and how long it lasted. Remember that leaving a tip is optional and should only be done if you receive first-class service.
Yes, Huaynas Expeditions is a local sustainable & responsible tourism operator; for that, we incorporate the universal principles of tourism: protect the environment and benefit the local communities by respecting their culture and religion. With this in mind, we have trained all our staff to know, understand and appreciate the local places and their people.
Our guides make us so happy! Their English is excellent, and they are extremely professional. They have a great deal of knowledge and love for the history and heritage of the Incas. Constant professional and personal growth is a priority for our tour guides. They conduct research to make sure that the Inca and Andean cultural theories you are given are accurate and widely accepted. Our team members are smart, athletic, and fun-loving. All of them have academic backgrounds in archaeology, tourism, botany, history, or anthropology.
When making plans for a long-awaited dream journey, choosing the right travel agency or tour operator is the most crucial option you will make. Initially, some businesses might appear more affordable. But if you dig a bit further, you’ll discover why booking with Huaynas Expeditions ensures that your trip will be as remarkable as it can be.