Sacred Valley Machu Picchu 2D/1N

A classical 2 day / 1 night, tour which takes you through the Sacred Valley of the Incas and into Machu Picchu by train.

From Cusco we pass through the Sacred Valley visiting some important Inca sites as well as the traditional artisan market of Pisac. Stopping for lunch we then explore the Inca Town Ollantaytambo and its fortress. Late afternoon early evening take the train journey to Machu Picchu town. After a night in a hotel we start the next day with a magical sunset at the lost city of Machu Picchu. After a full day exploring the entire area we finish the day back at Cusco.

DAY 1: Cusco – The Sacred Valley – Machu Picchu :

Desert

At 8am we set off from Cusco heading up and over the highlands towards the Sacred Valley of the Incas. We arrive at Pisac on the Urubamba River and visit the colourful Pisac village market. Here you can bargain for some of the many artisan goodies on offer. You can either stay here haggling for longer or head up to Pisac ruins situated high up overlooking the valley. After an hour exploring this magnificent site we head back down and through the valley until we reach the town of Urubamba. Here we take a traditional lunch before heading on to Ollantaytambo town for our tour of the archeological site which hang, high on the valley walls overlooking the town. Ollantaytambo is the gateway to Machu Picchu, where the road ceases and the route must be continued by train. If you have chosen a private service tour then you will board the afternoon train to Aguas Calientes (3.37pm). If you are with shared group then, due to slower travel times, you will board the later, evening train (7.00pm).On arrival, our representative will help you find your hotel. Our guide will visit you at your hotel to brief you about the next day’s events.
You then have the evening free to relax or investigate some of the many activities available.
Overnight in Aguas Calientes
Lunch included.

DAY 2: Machu Picchu - Cusco:

Desert

After breakfast your guide will accompany you for an early bus to the the citadel of Machu Picchu. Our professional guide will slowly show you around the main areas recounting myths and legends passed down over the centuries and explaining about some of the advanced building techniques the Incas used. After your tour you will have plenty of time to look around maybe do some of the other treks which are available in the surrounding mountains. At about 1.30pm it will be time to have lunch in town and at 4:45pm (3.20pm when opting for the Vistadome and staying at luxury hotels) you will board the return train through the Sacred Valley to Poroy town and then a transfer back to your hotel in Cusco arriving at approximately 9:00pm (7.30pm with Vistadome). If you would like more time at Machu Picchu, later train times are available.
Breakfast included.

INCLUDED:


Hotels: 1 night in Aguas Calientes.
Entrance tickets: Roundtrip Bus from Aguas Calientes to Machu Picchu.
Excursions: Sacred Valley tour - Pisac Market, Pisac Ruins and Ollantaytambo.
Guide: Guided tour of Machu Picchu in English (2.5 hours).
Machupicchu: Admission Ticket for Machu Picchu.
Train: Train from Ollantaytambo to Aguas Calientes - Poroy - (Vistadome Train with luxury hotels / Expedition Train Tourist, Economic and Comfort hotels).

NOT INCLUDED:


Hotel in Cusco.
Tips are not included.