Sacred Valley Machu Picchu 2-Day Tour
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Embark on a captivating 2-day journey through the Sacred Valley and Machu Picchu. This immersive tour unfolds the rich tapestry of Inca history and culture at prominent sites like Pisac, renowned for its Apu Inti Huatana and Andean terraces, artisan markets, and the archaeological marvel of Ollantaytambo with its military, agricultural, and religious significance.
Wander the magical streets of the Inca’s Sacred Valley, absorbing the cultural essence of the region. Explore the Pisac Artisan Market, savor a delightful lunch in Urubamba, and delve into the historical wonders of Ollantaytambo. Following the guided exploration, head to the Ollantaytambo train station for a scenic train ride to Aguas Calientes.
The next day unfolds with a bus journey to the iconic Machu Picchu, accompanied by a knowledgeable guide. Immerse yourself in Inca heritage, unravel the archaeological treasures, and soak in the natural beauty. Conclude your adventure with a night in Aguas Calientes, allowing time to unwind, explore the charming town, and relax in the soothing thermal baths.
- Physical Difficulty: Easy
- Peak Altitude: 2,065m (6,774 ft.)
Sacred Valley Machu Picchu 2-Day Tour
DescriptionDiscover the essence of the Sacred Valley and Machu Picchu in our 2-day tour! Explore iconic archaeological sites like Pisac and Ollantaytambo, stroll through historic streets, and experience the vibrant culture. Enjoy a scenic train journey to Aguas Calientes, followed by a guided bus ride to the majestic Machu Picchu. Immerse yourself in Inca history, surrounded by breathtaking views, and unwind with a night in Aguas Calientes.
Itinerary OverviewEmbark on a captivating 2-day journey through the Sacred Valley and Machu Picchu, immersing yourself in the rich history and breathtaking landscapes of the Inca Empire.
- Day 1: Unveiling Sacred Valley: Explore Pisac Archaeological Center and its ancient terraces. Enjoy lunch in Urubamba and discover the strategic importance of Ollantaytambo. Conclude the day with a scenic train ride to Aguas Calientes for an overnight stay.
- Day 2: Majesty Of Machu Picchu: Early bus journey to Machu Picchu for a mesmerizing sunrise. Engage in a 2-hour guided tour, exploring Inca architecture and the city's history. After lunch in Aguas Calientes, return by train to Ollantaytambo, concluding the adventure with a transfer back to Cusco.
Day 1: Cusco – Sacred Valley - Aguas Calientes
Embark on an early start with a journey to the Sacred Valley. We'll pick you up from your hotel and kick off the day by exploring the Pisac Archaeological Center, just 45 minutes from Cusco.
The name Pisac, derived from Quechua, translates to "PARTRIDGE" in Spanish, symbolizing the district with its distinctive bird. This site offers insights into the advanced knowledge of the Incas through its extensive agricultural terraces, architecture, and urban design. Adding to its allure, Pisac played a role in the Qhapaq Ñan network, the ancient road system connecting the jungle (now known as the Manu National Reserve) and serving as a route to reach Qosqo (CUSCO). By midday, we'll head to the town of Urubamba for a buffet lunch, allowing you to savor delicious Peruvian cuisine.
In the afternoon, our journey continues to the Ollantaytambo Archaeological Center. Once a storage facility for agricultural products, it served as a strategic hub for military and religious purposes, managing and controlling the Sacred Valley of the Incas. This is evident in the presumed agricultural depots and military structures such as walls and watchtowers. Ollantaytambo, recognized as a "Best Tourist Town in the World," seamlessly blends Inca and colonial urban adaptations, frozen in time. In the late afternoon, we board the train bound for Aguas Calientes, a charming town where we'll spend the night, concluding our eventful first day.
Day 2: Machu Picchu - Cusco
Early morning, we head to the bus station for a short ride to the mystical Machu Picchu. Marvel at the sunrise before our 2-hour guided tour through the historic sanctuary.
Explore the agricultural and urban areas, discovering the ingenious creations of the Incas. After the tour, we return by bus to Aguas Calientes for lunch, then board the train to Ollantaytambo.
Our team awaits to take you back to your Cusco hotel, concluding our exciting 2-day tour of the Sacred Valley and Machu Picchu.
- Pre-tour information.
- Entrance to the archaeological sites of Pisac and Ollantaytambo.
- Transfer by Tourist Bus.
- Guided tour with a professional English-Spanish guide.
- Buffet lunch in Urubamba.
- Overnight stay in Aguas Calientes.
- Transfers from Cusco to the train station in Ollantaytambo, round trip.
- Train tickets Ollantaytambo - Aguas Calientes, round trip.
- Bus ticket Aguas Calientes - Machu Picchu, round trip - group.
- Entrance to Machu Picchu.
- Overnight stay in Cusco.
- Dinner in Aguas Calientes.
- Unmentioned meals.
- Other unspecified services.
- For our Sacred Valley and Machu Picchu Tour, it's important to carry your passport or ID.
- Arrive half an hour before the train station's departure time and present your ticket and identification.
- It's advisable to carry cash in both Peruvian soles and US dollars, as most places in Aguas Calientes do not accept credit cards. Although there are ATMs in Cusco, Ollantaytambo, and Aguas Calientes for withdrawing money if needed.
- Carry a small backpack with a camera, a sun hat, sunscreen, insect repellent, and a water bottle.
- As there are many stairs in Machu Picchu, wear appropriate non-slip and comfortable walking shoes.
- Bring some snacks and a water bottle, as prices can be higher within the sanctuary.
- Visit and enjoy the hot springs in Aguas Calientes.
- Regarding luggage, you can take up to 7 kilograms on the train. In high season, the number of visitors to Machu Picchu increases, so there might be queues to board the bus to the Machu Picchu Sanctuary in some cases.
|Ideal group size:
|1 to 16 explorers
|Recommended age for the tour:
|Participants must be at least 18 years old to embark on a solo Tierra Biru adventure. For minors accompanied by a guardian aged 21 or older, the minimum age is 6.