Machu Picchu Architecture and the buildings of the Incas

Sacred Valley and Machu Picchu Tour

2 Days & 1 Nights
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The Ultimate Inca Tour

Pisac - Urubamba - Ollantaytambo - Aguas Calientes - Machu Picchu
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3,440 m / 11,286 ft Max. Altitude
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The Sacred Valley and Machu Picchu tour is one of the travelers favorite tours in Cusco. You will be able to visit the outstanding sites of the Sacred Valley, Chinchero (a combination of Inca and colonial architecture), the ancient farming center of Moray, the Salt Mines of Maras, and Ollantaytambo’s beautiful town. The highlight of this two-day tour is Machu Picchu, with the train ride following the Urubamba River. You will live an experience of your lifetime with our 2 day cultural tour Machu Picchu Sacred valley.

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  • Itinerary
  • Inclusions
  • Packing List
  • Faqs
  • Pricing
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  Overview

Want to have the "grand tour" of Machu Picchu? Vidal Expeditions offers you to visit One of the Seven New Wonders of the World in just 2 days Sacred Valley of the Incas and Machu Picchu. This tour is a great option for you! We have guaranteed daily tours for all: single travelers and groups, with a maximum size of 8 people in the group. This is the best way to explore the land of the Incas. This tour starts and ends in Cusco and includes everything you need to have a lifetime experience during your journey in Peru.

Highlights: Moray, Salt Mines, Ollantaytambo and Machu Picchu
Considerations: Permit required
Season: Whole year
Max. Altitude: 3603masl /11820ft

Itinerary at a Glance

  • Day01

    Cusco - Chinchero- Moray-Ollantaytambo- Aguas Calientes

    Explore the beautiful Sacred Valley of the Incas, surrounded by stunning snow-capped mountains, and embark on a fantastic train journey.
  • Day02

    Aguas Calientes – Machu Picchu- Aguas Calientes - Cusco

    Be amazed by the most famous Inca architecture, Machu Picchu, one of the Seven Wonders of the World.

Highlights of the Tour

  • Explore the magical Moray, and ancient farming area with outstanding view of the Urubamba mountain range
  • Be amazing with this incredible Salt Mines and capture fantastic photos
  • Discover Machu Picchu accompanied by an expert local guide
  • See the Royal Quarters, the Temple of the Three Windows, Sacred Sun Dial, and more points of interest
  Itinerary
Day 01

Cusco- Chinchero - Moray- Ollantaytambo – Aguas Calientes

Highlight of the day: Moray, Salt Mines and Ollantaytambo

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Lunch and Dinner Meals
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Included Entrance fees
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2,040 m/ 6,692 ft Aguas Calientes Altitude
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One of our representatives will collect from your hotel; this will be at 7:30am. Then we will be heading to the first Inca complex called Chinchero, a great place to explore the Inca building and a colonial church. You will also be able to see some South American camelids such as alpacas and llamas. After we drive to the Moray Inca complex, a famous circular terrace that the Incas have used as a laboratory to study different crops, we will continue our adventure to the Salt Mines of Maras, which are still used by the locals. Your guide will explain to you all the techniques to extract the natural salt.

The next stop will be in Urubamba, a city located in the heart of the Sacred Valley. We will enjoy our lunch here and rest a bit. In the afternoon, we will continue our adventure and visit the Ollantaytambo Inca complex, once one of the largest ones along the Sacred Valley. You will be amazed at the giant blocks of stones that the Incas used to build their temples. Finally, around 4:30 p.m., you will embark on the train to Aguas Calientes town and spend the night in the hotel.

We pick you up at your hotel at any location in Cusco city at 7 a.m. and drive for 40 minutes with your exclusive transportation and tour guide to Chinchero, where you’ll see llamas and alpacas, vicunas, and guanacos. Your guide will explain to you the main differences between these famous South American animals; you can visit the textile center to learn about the weaving process and how the locals get their natural colors; and you can shop as well. Then you will visit the famous Chinchero Archaeological site with a spectacular view of the Andes, Urubamba River, and the Sacred Valley’s farming lands on the Incas. You’ll then visit the terraces with impressive stone walls, agricultural terraces, and an irrigation system. After exploring with amazing views, you’ll drive to visit the Moray circular terraces, an inigmatic place where your tour guide will show you how the Incas used this place as faming laboratory. Continuing the tour, you will continue to the Salt Mines of Maras, the perfect place to discover how the natural Andean salt is processed, then go for 1 hour to Urubamba for lunch in a local restaurant with various local Peruvian dishes, using fresh products from the area.

The second part of the tour is driving to Ollantaytambo, "The Last Living Inca Citadel," named this way because the current city is built above the ancient Inca buildings. The locals here used the same foundations and the same doorways as the Inca buildings. They just made the second floor; even the water channels have run with water since the Incas. Ollantaytambo also has an impressive archeological site with temples, terraces, and storehouses, and we can find the heaviest Inca monolith transported from another mountain located 5 km away. After exploring the city, you’ll take the train to Aguas Calientes and spend the night in a hotel.

Day 02

Aguas Calientes – Machu Picchu- Aguas Calientes - Cusco

Highlight of the day: Aguas Calientes – Machu Picchu- Aguas Calientes - Cusco

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2,430 m / 7,972 ft Machu Picchu Altitude
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This is the most important part of your Peru journey, where we will visit one of the most famous Seven World Wonders. Our guide will collect us from our hotel early in the morning, board one of the first buses, and reach the main checkpoint of Machu Picchu. Once we pass the control, we will head to the upper platform to have the most spectacular view of Machu Picchu, and at the same time, you can enjoy the sunrise while your guide explains the history of Machu Picchu.

Your tour guide will take professional photos with the best angles, and then we will explore Machu Picchu by following Circuit 1 or 2, which will take us to all the different temples of this iconic ancient site. After exploring for about three hours, we will end the tour at the exits of Machu Picchu.

Afterwards, we take the bus down to Aguas Calientes, explore the beautiful town, and board the train to Ollantaytambo, then our bus back to Cusco. The arrival time is around 6.30 p.m. back at your hotel.

Wake up early in your hotel, have breakfast, and you’ll take the first buses up to Machu Picchu. Upon arrival, you need to show an original passport at the checkpoint to enter the citadel.

Your tour guide will take you on a short hike first to the view point, where you can capture the famous sunrise at Machu Picchu with incredible views. Then there will be a guided tour for about 3 hours, visiting the most remarkable terraces, storehouses, temples, and palaces, and some free time to explore on your own or take the extra hikes to Huayna Picchu or Machu Picchu Mountain (montaña). These additional hikes are optional and not included in the tour.

After exploring Machu Picchu, you’ll take the bus down to Aguas Calientes, have lunch (not included), and take the train back to Ollantaytambo, then our bus back to Cusco. The arrival time is around 6.30 pm back at your hotel.

  Inclusions

At Vidal Expeditions, we are transparent and provide specific details of what is included and excluded from our tours. We know this is very important so that you know exactly what to bring and don’t miss anything. We provide this information to ensure that you have an incredible experience during your tour.

WE INCLUDE

Vidal Expeditions Team Provide

  • Pre-departure briefing

    Once you book the tour with us, you will get a notification about the pre-departure briefing, where you will meet with your cultural guide and the tour group in our office the night before your Machu Picchu tour departure. During this briefing, you will receive important details about the tour.

  • Professional Cultural Guide

    All our tour guides have a great reputation for customer service. Our tour guides have graduated with a tourism career from the National University San Antonio Abad of Cusco. They have also studied English at a private language institute. Through their patience, responsibility, knowledge, passion for adventure, and pride in having been born in the land of the Incas, we ensure our tour guides provide an excellent experience for you when you explore Machu Picchu.

  • Entrance Fees

    Once we receive your details and the deposit for your tour, we will purchase all the necessary tickets for you to explore Machu Picchu on a specific date.

Meals

  • Meals

    We include a buffet lunch on the Sacred Valley tour, dinner in Aguas Calientes, and breakfast at the hotel on the second day.

Transportations

  • Private Transport

    We included all the transportation during your tour. We will pick you up from your hotel in Cusco and take you to each tour. The bus will return once you are done with Machu Picchu and drop you off at your hotel in Cusco.

Equipment

  • Medical First Aid Kit

    All tour guides at Vidal Expeditions are very well trained in first aid. They received training courses every six months on how to assist someone who is in an emergency situation. Also, they are trained on how to supply balloon oxygen if someone requires it.

WE NOT INCLUDED

  • Water bottle

    Every customer needs water during this tour. We will stop in a shop where you can purchase some water bottles and snacks.

  • Salt Mines Entrance

    Salt Mines tickets are not included in our tour; they are S/20 per person. You can pay directly at the same place.

  • Travel Insurance

    We recommend buying travel insurance before leaving your country in case something happens during your visit to Peru.

  • Tips for our team

    Tips are not included. Tipping the team is usual on any excursion in Cusco, and although we pay good salaries to our entire team, tips are welcome as a token of your appreciation for the team's hard work.

  Packing List
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At Vidal Expeditions, we focus on making your trip an unforgettable experience, and we want to provide all the details you need to know before leaving your country and starting your life experience in Peru.

What you need to pack? Important
  • Passport
  • Good daypack (the smaller, the better)
  • Water storage: Water reservoir like Camelback is encouraged - but enough for at least 2-3 liters.
  • Comfortable hiking pant
  • Rain jacket and pant

INSIDE YOUR DAYPACKS:

A daypack can be any size for hiking, but we always say the smaller, the better. If it is larger, try to make it as light as possible.

  • Rain gear
  • Sun hat
  • Sunscreen
  • Camera
  • Water bottle
  • Bug spray
  • Hand sanitizer
  • Toilet paper and small plastic bag for waste
  • Extra Money for Souvenirs, Drinks & Tips
  • Personal medication or Own first aid kit
  • Snacks (Chocolate, energizing bars, caramels, etc.)
  Faqs

PREPARING FOR YOUR SACRED VALLEY AND MACHU PICCHU TOUR!

Here some frequently asked question about Sacred Valley and Machu Picchu 2 days tour

Booking your journey with Vidal Expeditions is more simple than just a couple clicks. Once you decide to do some of our day tours, we will send you a booking form where you need to complete all the required details that we need to book your tickets. We also need a previous deposit of 50% of the price per person. As soon as you pay, we immediately book a spot for this tour. Once we are done with it, we will send you your invoice and a confirmation form that all the booking processes have been satisfactorily set up.

Of course, our work policy is to be in contact with our customers as long as necessary to inform them of all the details and changes that could occur after they have confirmed the reservation. Please check your email constantly, and if you have any issues, let us know so we can solve them as soon as possible..

This is a tour package for those who love to explore more cultural places in a couple days. This Sacred Valley and Machu Picchu tour allows you to discover some of the most outstanding spots in Cusco. You'll get to visit the Chinchero Inca Complex, a wonderful place where you can see huge farming terraces, Inca temples, and colonial churches. It's the perfect place to compare two different cultures. Moray Inca Complex, a great spot to learn about farming techniques; the salt mines of Maras, which have been used since pre-Inca times; Ollantaytambo, one of the largest Inca complexes along the Sacred Valley; and on the final day, visit Machu Picchu, the new seven wonders.

What makes this tour special is that you'll explore more places in only two days and enjoy the train ride from the Andes towards the lush forest. Spend a night in the beautiful Aguas Calientes town with the option to join the hot springs and explore Machu Picchu early in the morning before it turns crowded.

Of course! This tour is available for everyone; just make sure if we have a formed group leaving that date you want to travel. We operate this tour with a minimum of two people.

We include one lunch along the Sacred Valley tour, a dinner in Aguas Calientes town, and breakfast at the hotel on the second day. Other meals are not included; however, your tour guide will recommend a great restaurant where you can get some meals.

The pick-up time will depend on how big the group is. We usually pick up our customers between 7 and 7:30 a.m. to join the Sacred Valley tour. And for the Machu Picchu tour, we depart early, about 5:00 a.m.

The train ride from Ollantaytambo to Aguas Calientes takes around 1,40 hours.

Yes, the Sacred Valley of the Incas is located on the way to Machu Picchu, and what a perfect way to explore this iconic ancient site with some stops along the way. Definitely worth it.

Of course! We can also organize your Sacred Valley with Machu Picchu tour from Urubamba or Ollantaytambo.

Definitely, because Machu Picchu tickets must be booked in advance, especially during the high season (May to August), it will help us secure your ticket early in the morning and get the best circuit for you.

This is not a very demanding tour because you will mostly get to those places by bus and riding the train. The only places that you need to hike are while you are visiting the different Inca sites on the Sacred Valley tour and Machu Picchu.

All hotels in Cusco offer free storage while you are on the tours; they will keep these until your return; even if you change hotels, they can keep them. If you stay at the Airbnb, we have storage available in the Vidal Expeditions office. Get more information from our office team.

The weather in Cusco and parts of the Andes is unpredictable, even if the weather forecast says it’s sunny. We can’t trust it. It is an impossible question for us to answer. Historically, April through September is the dry season; November through February is the rainy season; and March and October are bridge months—a mixture of both. But the clouds have not followed these rules in the last few years. Prepare for the sun and rain, no matter when you come. As far as temperatures go, that is consistent throughout the year. Mornings and evenings are always cold. Make sure to bring a fleece jacket for the mornings and a down jacket for the evenings. Once the sun is up, you should be comfortable hiking in short sleeves. Long pants (for yoga or hiking) are encouraged to protect against mosquitoes, which can be a nuisance in some parts of the trail.

  Pricing

From: USD 380.00 per person

USD 370.00: from 4 people to more

Additional Items
* Option to upgrade your hotel in aguas calientes town to 4 or 5 starts hotel (contact us for more info)
* Upgrade your returning train to Vistadome service (With a larger windows and more comfortable seats) $60US per person

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WHAT MAKES US DIFFERENT?


At Vidal Expeditions we offer the best service for all our customers and here is what makes us different than others.

  • Small groups: Along our excursion group size is a capped at 8 people. This guarantees that you will enjoy every step of our excursion

  • Hotel: During our excursion to Machu Picchu, we offer a 3 stars hotel stay for the last night. This ensures you are well rested and ready to explore Machu Picchu.

  • Bus to Machu Picchu: To enjoy Machu Picchu, we provide a round trip ticket on the bus from Aguas Calientes to the main entrance of the archaeological site.

  • Local Tour guides: Our team consists of 100% local tour guides, who have expert knowledge in our ancient culture.

  • Best Camping Equipment: We have the state-of-the-art camping equipment for our excursion. The equipment is thoroughly cleaned and sanitized before and after every excursion.

  • Best Trekking team: At Vidal Expeditions we focus to create the best experience during our excursions. Our team that consists of tour guides, cooks, porters, horse drivers are handpicked. We train our team to offer you the best service. We take care of our team by providing them with good equipment and paying them fairly.

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