Enjoy the impressive natural landscape of the Sacred Valley of the Incas, with its traditional towns, well-tended fields, expansive views and Incan ruins, before arriving at Machu Picchu Citadel.
Summary travel plan
- Day 1: Touring the Sacred Valley of the Incas
- Day 2: Guided Visit of Machu Picchu
Itinerary Tour to the Sacred Valley and Machu Picchu
Day 1: Touring the Sacred Valley of the Incas
Between 8:00am 8:30am we’ll pick you up from your hotel in Cusco and we’ll begin our trip to the Sacred Valley of the Incas. Along the way, we’ll stop at the natural lookouts of Qorao and Taray to enjoy the views and learn a little from our guide. Then, we’ll visit Pisaq Archeological Site, which is located about 1 hour outside of Cusco. There, we’ll see Inca constructions of great importance which served as an adaptation area for agricultural produce. We’ll have a two-hour guided visit of the archeological complex before heading to the town of Pisaq, where the most popular handicraft market of the area is located.
Afterwards, we’ll continue our trip to the city of Urubamba, passing through traditional town such as Coya, Lamay, and Calca along the scenic route.
Around 12:00pm We’ll arrive at Urubamba; this is where we will stop for lunch.
Our next stop will be the town of Ollantaytambo, which is often referred to as a ‘living Inca town’ because it still conserves its original layout. We’ll tour the archeological site of the same name which overlooks the town at approximately 4pm.
About 7:00pm (depending on train availability), we’ll board a train at Ollantaytambo station taking us to Aguas Calientes, where you can have dinner by your own and where we’ll spend the night.
Day 2: Guided Visit of Machu Picchu
Very early in the morning we’ll board the bus to the ruins of Machu Picchu Citadel. At the archeological site, we’ll submerge ourselves in the enigmatic beauty and the incomparable inca engineering perfection of the site, which have made it one of the Modern 7 Wonders of the World. We’ll have a 2-hour guided visit accompanied by a specialist guide who will explain to us the history of the site.
After the excursion, we’ll take the bus back to the town of Aguas Calientes. There, you’ll have time for lunch before we need to catch the train back to Ollantaytambo, where our tourist-class transport will be waiting to take us back to the city of Cusco.
This tour includes
- Transport through the Sacred Valley
- Roundtrip Train: Ollantaytambo – Aguas Calientes
- Professional Guide
- Entrance: Machu Picchu Citadel
- Roundtrip Bus: Aguas Calientes – Machu Picchu
- Tourist-Class Transport: Ollantaytambo – Cusco
- 01 Night’s Hostel Lodging in Aguas Calientes
This tour does NOT include
- Lunch in the Sacred Valley
- Lunch in Aguas Calientes
- General Tourist Ticket for entrance to the archeological sites of the Sacred Valley
Important tour information "Tour to the Sacred Valley and Machu Picchu"
What to bring for this tour?
- Water bottle
- Extra Cash