Sacred Valley and Machu Picchu
This tour is a full day visit to the impressive Sacred Valley of the Incas. Covering the visits of the traditional Pisac Market, Pisac archaeological site and Ollantaytambo archaeological site, with an unforgettable train journey. Along the way we will enjoy a breathtaking scenery, surrounding mountains and local villages. Ending our trip at the majestic citadel of MachuPicchu.
Level of difficulty (low, medium, high): very low
Required fitness level (low, medium, high): very low
Day 1: Sacred Valley - Aguas Calientes
Pick up time from your hotel is at 7:00 am. With our private transport we then drive to Pisac Inca site. Along the way we will stop at a classic viewpoint to enjoy the Urubamba River snaking its way through the valley. We will then start with a full day sacred valley tour including Pisac Inca Site and the local market. Then on to Ollantaytambo, an attractive little village located at the western end of the sacred valley that has been built on top of original Inca foundations. It's the best surviving example of the Inca town planning. We will visit the Inca site situated on a hill-top landscape with surrounding terracing and with cyclopean rock carving. From the hill-top there is a extraordinary view of the village below and the surrounding countrysite. Once we have visited the Inca Site, we will board the train to Aguas Calientes at 15:37 pm and arrive there at 17:02 pm. We'll do the hotel check-in and then evening is free for whatever you are up to.
Day 2: Aguas Calientes - Machu Picchu and Wayna Picchu - Cusco
We wake up early in the morning; have breakfast in the hotel and then take one of the first buses to Machu Picchu.There is one good reason to be at the entrance of MachuPicchu early. It is well worth the effort to get up early as the Inca City is quietest in the early morning and we will have plenty of time to take photos and enjoyed the sun rise over Machu Picchu. Of course our guide will take you to the classic spot to take your post card pictures. This vantage point offers a terrific view of the whole complex, and then our Guide will give you a tour around MachuPicchu telling you about the history of MachuPicchu and the most important buildings.
After that you will have a free time to explore the site on your own again. Once you feel that you have seen every corner of Machu Picchu you will take a bus down to the village of Aguas Calientes to have lunch. Make sure that, before you leave MachuPicchu by bus, the guides give you time and location of meeting place in Aguas Calientes where you will get your train tickets back to Cusco.
Service not included:
- Full entrance ticket for sacred valley
- Private transportation in the Sacred Valley
- Private tour guide for the complete two days
- Train tickets (round trip)
- Bus tickets (round trip)
- Entrance to Machu Picchu
- Accomodation in Aguas Calientes
- Private transportation from Ollantaytambo to your hotel
- Meals: breakfast the second day at the hotel
- Meals: dinner at Aguas Calientes day 1, lunch day 2
- Tips and extra spendings
- Ticket for Wayna Picchu. If you would like to climb Wayna Picchu please tell us for which group (07:00 or 10:00) in the remarks field while booking. Additional cost would be USD 25 and be paid at the briefing.