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Sacred Valley and Machu Picchu Trip

2 Days & 1 Nights
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Up to 8 People Group Size
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3,440 m / 11,286 ft Max. Altitude
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The Ultimate Inca Tour

Pisac - Urubamba - Ollantaytambo - Aguas Calientes - Machu Picchu
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Up to 8 People Group Size
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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 traveler’s favorite tours in Cusco. You will be able to visit Chinchero (A combination of Inca and colonial architecture), the Ancient farming center of Moray, the Salt Mines of Maras, Ollantaytambo’s beautiful town and the highlight of this tour is Machu Picchu with the train ride following the Urubamba river. You will live an experience of your lifetime with our cultural tour.

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  Overview

Want to have the grand tour of Machu Picchu? Vidal Expeditions gives you the chance to visit One of the 7 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. This tour starts and ends in Cusco.

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

  • Day02

    Aguas Calientes – Machu Picchu- Aguas Calientes - Cusco

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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Hotel Accommodation
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Lunch and Dinner Meals
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Included Entrance fees
Train
Train Ticket
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Machupicchu Ticket
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Tour Guide

We pick you up at your hotel at any location in Cusco city at 7 am and drive for 40 minutes with your exclusive transportation and tour guide to Chinchero, where you’ll see llamas and alpacas viñuna, and guanaco. Your guide will explain to you the main difference between these famous South American animals, visit the textile center to learn the weaving process, how the locals get the 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 then the terraces with impressive stone walls, Agricultural terraces, 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 perfect place to discovery how is the process of the natural Andean salt, 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, the same doorways from the Inca Buildings. They just made the second floor; even the water channels have run with water since Inca Times. Ollantaytambo also has an impressive archeological site with temples, terraces, storehouses, and we can find the heaviest Inca monolithic 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

We pick you up at your hotel at any location in Cusco city at 7 am and drive for 40 minutes with your exclusive transportation and tour guide to Chinchero, where you’ll see llamas and alpacas viñuna, and guanaco. Your guide will explain to you the main difference between these famous South American animals, visit the textile center to learn the weaving process, how the locals get the 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 then the terraces with impressive stone walls, Agricultural terraces, 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 perfect place to discovery how is the process of the natural Andean salt, 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, the same doorways from the Inca Buildings. They just made the second floor; even the water channels have run with water since Inca Times. Ollantaytambo also has an impressive archeological site with temples, terraces, storehouses, and we can find the heaviest Inca monolithic 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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Breakfast Meals
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Included Entrance fees
Train
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Machupicchu Ticket
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Tour Guide

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 will be a guided tour for about 3 hours, visiting the most remarkable terraces, storehouses, temples, palaces, and giving some free time to explore by 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 and then our bus back to Cusco. The arrival time is around 6.30 pm back to 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 will be a guided tour for about 3 hours, visiting the most remarkable terraces, storehouses, temples, palaces, and giving some free time to explore by 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 and then our bus back to Cusco. The arrival time is around 6.30 pm back to your hotel.

  Inclusions

At Vidal Expeditions we are transparent and provide the specific details of what is included and excluded in our tours. We know this is very important so that you know what exactly to bring and you 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 of the tour.

  • Professional Cultural Guide

    All our tour guides have a great reputation in customer service. Our tour guides have graduated with tourism career from National University San Antonio Abad of Cusco. They have also studied English in a private language institute. Through their patience, responsibility, knowledge, passion for adventure and proud to have 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 purchase all the necessary tickets for you to explore Machu Picchu, it will be for a specific date.

Meals

  • Meals

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

Transportations

  • Private Transport

    We included all the transportations during your tour, we will pick you up from your hotel in Cusco and take you to each tour, the bus returning once you done with the Machu Picchu, the bus will drop off you at your hotel in Cusco.

Equipment

  • Medical First Aid Kit

    All tour guides of Vidal Expeditions are very well trained in First aid. They received training courses every 6 months how to assist to someone who is in an emergency situation. Also, they are trained how to supply a balloon oxygen in the case if someone requires it.

WE NOT INCLUDED

  • Water bottle

    Every customer need water during this tour, we will stop in a shop where you can purchase some water bottles and snacks

  • Travel Insurance

    We recommend to buy a travel insurance before to leave your country in case something happen along your visit to Peru.

  • Tips for our team

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

  Recommendations
INFO

At Vidal Expeditions we focus to make your trip an unforgettable experience and we want to provide all details which you need to know before to leave your country and start 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:

Daypack can be any size for hiking, but we always say the smaller, the better. If it is larger try to bring it as lighter 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 DAY TOUR!

Here some frequently asked question about our day tours in Cusco

BOOKING SYSTEM

At Vidal Expeditions, we try to make the best of us to booking system works as easy as possible for you, once you decided to do some of our day tours, we will send to you a booking form where you need to complete all the required detail which we need to book your tickets, we need a previous deposit of 50% of the price per person. Once as soon as you paid it, we immediately book a spot for this tour once we have done with it, we will send you your invoice and confirmation form that all the booking process has set up satisfactorily.

IS VIDAL EXPEDITIONS TEAM CONTACTING US BEFORE FLYING TO PERU?

Yes, 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 have confirmed the reservation, please you ask to check constantly your e-mail, also if you have some issue let us know to solve as soon as possible.

WHERE TO STAY IN CUSCO?

Cusco is a big city enough to find different categories of hotels from 2 stars to 5 stars also there are Airbnb places where you can stay without any problem. Cusco streets are narrow especially near to the main square and some streets are pedestrian with some stairs, we will send you a notify for the pick up if is not possible the access with our car and arrange another place to pick you up and drop off also a night before your tour you will meet with your tour guide who will tell you all the details about the tour. In case you want some recommendations please ask to Vidal Expeditions sales team.

ALONG THE TOUR

IS THERE BATHROOM OR PUBLIC TOILETS ALONG THE TOUR?

Yes, our car will stop in some places where you can use the restroom (toilets) also in the restaurants you will find these, if you will need it as emergency just let your tour guide knows to stop in the nearest bathroom.

HOW CHALLENGING IS THE TOUR?

Well along our day tour is particularly not very challenging however our tour of Rainbow mountain and Humantay lake are challenging specially for people who does not has experience hiking/climbing on the mountains, we recommend to training with some exercises a few times per week to don’t have problem, also is recommendable to spend a few days in Cusco to acclimatize to the altitude because part of the segment along this tour are located over 3500m/10859ft

WHAT HAPPEN IF I GOT ALTITUDE SICKNESS?

No worry, our guide and team are professional and they know how to solve this kind of problem, your guide will have a first aid kit all the time with some medications for these and oxygen balloon in case you need it. Also, during our Rainbow mountain and Humantay lake will be there an extra emergency horse to take you to the best place where you can recovery. Our team always has radio.

DO YOU NEED HIKING BOOTS?

Definitely, it is always recommendable to wear a light hiking boots if possible. However, for our traditional day tours where does not need to hike for hours you can go with a sneakers. The Rainbow mountain and Humantay lake tour you need ones with ankle support are extra helpful, especially for the inexperienced hiker. Because you will be climbing and going down on slippery stairs and some of them could be muddy, now uneven and at varying heights, the extra support helps from twisting your ankles.

SHOULD I USE WALKING STICKS?

Yes. Walking sticks are always helpful to trekkers, especially if is raining along the trek. Using walking sticks can help take the pressure off your knees while doing some portion of the trek. Plus they will help you get up the mountain as well.

WHERE DO I STORE MY LUGGAGE?

In case you have extra luggage which you not need to bring to the trail all the hotels in Cusco has storage where you can leave your luggage completely free, if you will change your hotel after the trek we have available our storage in Vidal Expeditions office, get more info with from our office team.

WHAT SHOULD I EXPECT AS FAR AS WEATHER

The weather in Cusco regions and part of the Andes is unpredictable even if the weather forecast says it’s sunny we can’t trust in 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 and bridge months - a mixture of both. But the clouds have not followed these rules in the last few years. Prepare for 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 (yoga or hiking) are encouraged to help from the mosquitos which can be a nuisance in some part 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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