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Cusco to Machu Picchu Sacred Valley Peru Tour (2 Days)

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  • Hiking
  • Nature
  • History
Accommodation
  • Tourist Bus
  • Guide Tour
  • Tourist Tren
Meals
  • 1 Buffet Lunch
  • 1 Breafast
  • 1 Snacks
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U$: 450 USD
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Overview

Travel with Pacha Expeditions on the perfect two-day Sacred Valley Peru Tour. Embark on a unique expedition from the historical city of Cusco to Machu Picchu, the Lost City of the Incas. Your journey will have adventure, culture and discovery. Traverse the magnificent Valley of the Incas, witnessing breathtaking landscapes and the mighty Urubamba River.

Day one kicks off with a departure from Cusco. We head towards the Sacred Valley tour, with agricultural terraces and Inca ruins. Highlights include the town of Ollantaytambo and its ancient inca site. By nightfall, prepare for an early visit to Machu Picchu.

Day two is all about visiting Machu Picchu. Catch the sunrise over the Sun Gate. Explore the ruins with our expert guides. To finish the Machu Picchu Sacred Valley tour, we’ll take you back to Cusco.

If you can, consider visiting in the dry season, to fully enjoy this Sacred Valley Tour. Pacha Expeditions ensures a seamless and enriching experience, from securing your tourist ticket to navigating the Inca Trail. Embrace the magic of this Machu Picchu Sacred Valley tour with us. Travel from Cusco to Machu Picchu with Pacha Expeditions.

Departure: Everyday from : 07.30.a.m.

*Difficulty level depends very much on your fitness and acclimatization.

Useful Information

  • Start of the trek altitude: 2,800 meters (9,186 feet) above sea level in the Sacred Valley.
  • Maximum altitude: 2,430 meters (7,972 feet) at Machu Picchu.
  • Total distance of the hike: Approximately 16 kilometers (10 miles) over 2 days.
  • Average highest temperature: 25°C (77°F) during the day.
  • Average lowest temperature: 8°C (46°F) at night.
  • Meals included: 2 lunches, 1 breakfast, and 1 dinner.
  • Level of difficulty: Moderate, suitable for most travelers with general fitness.

Overview Day to Day

  • Day 1: Sacred Valley Tour (visits to Pisac ruins and Ollantaytambo fortress, lunch in Urubamba, train to Aguas Calientes)
  • Day 2: Visiting Machu Picchu (sunrise at Machu Picchu, guided tour and free time at the site, return to Cusco)

*CONDITIONS FOR THE WAYNAPICCHU AND MACHUPI PICCHU MOUNTAIN 

PLEASE SEE: OUR TERMS AND CONDITIONS AND F.A.Qs

Itinerary

Day 1: Exploring the Sacred Valley Peru

Our Cusco to Machu Picchu Sacred Valley Peru Tour will start early in the morning. Our first stop is the Inca ruins near the town of Pisac. Here, you’ll spend about an hour exploring the agricultural terraces and ancient buildings. 

Next, we head to the Urubamba River for a short break, enjoying the scenic views. Lunch awaits in Urubamba town, offering traditional Andean cuisine.

In the afternoon, we’ll visit Ollantaytambo, the living Inca town. Here, we explore the massive Inca fortress for about 1.5 hours. Learn about the Inca Empire’s history and engineering marvels. 

Afterward, we’ll catch the train to Aguas Calientes. The journey takes about 1.5 hours. You’ll have the evening free in Aguas Calientes, preparing for Machu Picchu the next day.

  • Altitude Start: 2,800 meters (9,190 ft) in Cusco
  • Maximum Altitude: 2,900 meters (9,500 ft) at Ollantaytambo
  • Distance Covered: Approx. 50 km (31 miles) by vehicle, 2 km (1.24 miles) walking
  • Main Places Visited: Pisac ruins, Urubamba, Ollantaytambo, Aguas Calientes

Day 2: Visiting Machu Picchu

The day begins early with a bus ride to Machu Picchu. We aim to arrive by sunrise, around 6 AM. The visit to Machu Picchu includes a 2-hour guided tour. 

You’ll see the Sun Gate, agricultural terraces, and the Temple of the Sun. After the tour, you’ll have some free time to visit and explore.

In the afternoon, we’ll return to the train station in Aguas Calientes. You’ll have time for lunch before boarding the train back to Ollantaytambo. From Ollantaytambo, Pacha Expeditions provides a vehicle back to Cusco. We’ll arrive in Cusco city by evening, marking the end of our Cusco to Machu Picchu Sacred Valley Peru Tour.

  • Altitude Start: 2,040 meters (6,700 ft) in Aguas Calientes
  • Maximum Altitude: 2,430 meters (7.980 ft) at Machu Picchu
  • Distance Covered: 6 km (3.7 miles) walking
  • Main Places Visited: Machu Picchu

PLEASE SEE: OUR TERMS AND CONDITIONS AND F.A.Qs

Includes

WHAT IS INCLUDED

  • Professional bilingual guide
  • Transportation from Cusco to the Sacred Valley
  • Round trip train tickets to Machu Picchu
  • Entrance ticket to Machu Picchu
  • One night accommodation in Aguas Calientes
  • Meals as specified (1 breakfast, 2 lunches, 1 dinner)
  • Return transportation to Cusco
  • Entrance to Ollantaytambo and Pisac archeological sites.

DOES NOT INCLUDE:

  • Entrance tickets to other archaeological sites
  • Meals not specified in the itinerary
  • Tips for guides and drivers
  • Personal expenses
  • Travel insurance
  • Entrance to Huayna Picchu
  • Additional nights in Aguas Calientes
  • Snacks and beverages
  • Souvenirs

More Information

WHAT YOU NEED TO TAKE.

  • Comfortable hiking shoes
  • Warm layers for cool mornings and evenings
  • Rain protection layers
  • Sun protection (sunscreen, hat, long sleeves, sunglasses)
  • Bottle for water (reusable)
  • Personal medications
  • Small backpack for daily essentials
  • Camera or phone for photos
  • Cash for personal expenses
  • Insect repellent
  • Flashlight or headlamp
  • Passport for entrance to Machu Picchu

OPTIONAL SERVICES (NOT INCLUDED):

  • Upgrade to Vistadome or luxury train service
  • Huayna Picchu entrance tickets
  • Airport transfers in Cusco
  • Rental of hiking poles
  • Special dietary meal requests

PLEASE SEE: OUR TERMS AND CONDITIONS AND F.A.Qs

Price & Add – ons

Group: U$: 450
Private: U$: 500

Group versus Private Treks: What’s the difference?

  • Depending on the number of people in your booking, additional people may join the trek to make a full group.
  • If you choose “private”, no additional people will be joining your group, no matter the size.
  • Minimum booking size is two people; one person may book a group trek if Pacha Expeditions Travel Peru, is able to join that person with additional groups.

Discounts

  • Under 18 years Discount: U$: 20
  • Under 07 years Discount: U$: 35

Upgrades

  • Return Vistadome train – U$: 50 per person
  • Return Hiram Bingham train– U$: 380 per person
  • Sumaq Machu Picchu Hotel (5-star hotel) – U$: 245 Per person
  • Tierra viva Machu Picchu (3+ star hotel) – U$: 50 Per person

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    Reviews

    star rating  Hice los paseos a Machu Picchu, Vale Sagrado y Montañas Coloridas, y el apoyo de la empresa y del guia Javier fue excelente... Recomiendo.

    N4276FBjuana
    January 9, 2020

    star rating  Muchas gracias por los servicios prestados, quedamos muy satisfechos y regresamos muy contentos a nuestra ciudad, recomendaremos por su trabajo a nuestros familiares y amigos, fue un placer conocerlos y... read more

    mirian b
    June 11, 2019

    star rating  super maravilloso visitar este lugar una experiencia inolvidable caminar a una altura de 5000 metros, fue estar cerca al cielo, las maravillas de mi pais - recomiendo visitar este lugar

    sherili2022
    May 7, 2022

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