Sacred Valley Machu Picchu tour popularly known as Cusco to Machu Picchu tour package is one of our signature tours.
This tour takes you to the prime sites of the Sacred Valley of the Incas and the renowned Inca citadel of Machu Picchu. It is perfect if you are short on time but are inquisitive to know more about Incan civilization.
The Sacred Valley tour starts with a drive from Cusco to Pisac. Here you will be visiting the Inca ruins and the renowned market. To enhance your experience, we will be stopping for a buffet lunch at a local restaurant in Urubamba.
The tour continues with a drive to Ollantaytambo. It is reminiscent of Incas advanced town planning.
You will then board a train to Aguas Calientes Machu Picchu. The following day is dedicated for a tour to Machu Picchu.
We operate the tour both in small groups and as a private tour.
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Cusco Hotel Transfer
At 08:00 in the morning we will pick you up from your hotel in Cusco. We will then visit the Sacred Valley.
Our first stop will be in Pisac. It is popular for its handicraft market where the local vendors demonstrate and sell their art works like clothes and decorative items.
After sauntering through the narrow alleys rimmed with stalls, we will take a bus uphill to the archaeological remains of Incas. The archaeological complex is just second to Machu Picchu in size.
After a guided tour of the complex, we will continue to Urubamba. It is a charismatic town enveloped by tall Andean peaks. Here, we will stop for lunch.
After relishing a local buffet lunch (with vegan options) we will start our journey towards Ollantaytambo. It was once an administrative centre of the Incas.
After a guided tour of the complex, you will be boarding a train to Aguas Calientes. Our representative will meet you at the train station and will transfer you to your hotel.
You will have the evening free to yourself. You can visit the hot-springs after which the town is named.
After breakfast, you will be taking a bus to visit Machu Picchu. It takes 30 minutes. Once at the entrance of Machu Picchu our tour guide will meet you and assist you to pass through the checkpoint
You will have to display your entrance ticket which will be verified against your original passport.
Once inside, you will have a two hours guided tour. On this tour we will cover prime areas like – the main square, the sacred sundial, the circular tower, Temple of the Three Windows, the Royal Quarters and the cemeteries.
After the tour you will have some free time to walk around. If you have booked your hike to Huayna Picchu or Machu Picchu mountain, our guide will direct you to the respective trail head.
Alternatively, you can visit the Sun gate. It requires no advance booking and is free to visit. You will get a spectacular view of the citadel from there. This is the point through which those on Inca Trail to Machu Picchu enter the citadel.
After the tour, you will have to take the bus back to the town of Aguas Calientes. Here you will be boarding the train back to Ollantaytambo.
Our representative will meet you on arrival and will drive you back to your hotel in Cusco. You will reach Cusco by 10:30 PM.
We request you to email us a scanned copy or photo of your passport immediately after you have booked your Sacred Valley connection to Machu Picchu tour. This is to enable the purchase of your Machu Picchu entrance tickets. It must be the passport you will use to enter Machu Picchu. This is a requirement when booking any tour of Machu Picchu from any operator.
If the travelers visit only Machu Picchu ruins, the walking tour is two hours, but if visitors go up to Huayna Picchu Mountain or Machu Picchu Mountain (See the videos), the travelers will only have an introduction for an hour at Machu Picchu according the Machu Picchu ticket schedule.
The tour Starts: Pick up at your accommodation around 8:00 AM
The trip Ends 8:00 – 10:00 PM in the city center of Cusco; rely on your train schedule from Aguas Calientes to Ollantaytambo.
In order to arrive to Machu Picchu we have two ways to get there:
▬ The first one by foot: Following the legendary Inca trail in total 5 kilometres. This hike is 1 hour thirty minutes of a pure climb to Machu Picchu ruins.
▬ The second one is by tourist bus; this short trip lasts 25 minutes from Aguas Calientes bus station to Machu Picchu and the buses are leaving every five minutes.
Cusco Tourist Ticket is used to explore the famous Sacred Valley, there are two types, the General and the Partial. The difference is that the general ticket costs 130.00 soles and you can visit 14 places around Cusco city, the Sacred Valley and the Southern Valley of Cusco, on the other hand the Partial costs 70.00 soles only allows you to visit 4 sites either in Cusco or the Sacred Valley.
▬ Important note that these prices may vary if you decide to take part in any of these extra activities after the tour starts. We recommend booking prior to the departure of your tour to avoid the possibility of paying increased prices for these activities.
▬ Also we can help you to buy your PARTIAL tourist ticket to visit the Inca ruins and the sacred valley of Peru.
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