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Our two days Sacred Valley Connection to Machu Picchu itinerary is crafted to give you the most in a short time. On this tour, you will get to walk through the market of Pisac and its archaeological zone. You will be visiting the archaeological park in Ollantaytambo. Later you will be taking the train to Aguas Calientes, that would offer you incredible views of the Andean landscapes.
The next day you will be rewarded with a sight of the sunrising in Machu Picchu. This is considered to be one of the most fascinating scenes in Peru, and then we will do the walking tour of the citadel.
On this Machu Picchu trip you will go in a reduced group during all the tours and you will be able to return from Ollantaytambo town to Cusco in private bus or van.
Cusco Hotel Transfer
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.
The entrance tourist ticket 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.
At 08:00 in the morning we will pick you up from your hotel in Cusco. Our first stop will be in Pisaq (Pisac). Apart from the archaeological complex, Pisaq is known for its weekly 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, a massive Incan Citadel perched on the top of a hill.
After a guided tour of this impressive complex, we will continue with our journey to Urubamba, 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. Ollantaytambo was once an administrative centre of the Incas, having mentioned that, the town houses impressive archaeological ruins. After a guided tour of the complex, you will be boarding a tourist train to Aguas Calientes. Once in Aguas Calientes, our representative will meet you at the train station and escort you to your respective hotel.
After breakfast, you will be transferred uphill to the entrance of the Incan citadel by tourist bus. The journey would roughly take 30 minutes. Once at the entrance of Machu Picchu our guide will assign you in a group of not more than 15. You will then pass through the check point where you will have to display your entrance ticket which will be verified against your passport details.
Once inside, you will have a two hours guided tour. In 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 guided tour you will have some free time to walk around. After the tour, at a designated time you will have to take the bus back to the town of Aguas Calientes from where you will be boarding the train back to Ollantaytambo train station. At Ollantaytambo train station, our representative will meet you and will drive you back to your hotel in Cusco. You will reach Cusco roughly by 10:30 PM.
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