From Cusco: Machu Picchu and Sacred Valley 2-Day Tour

4.5 / 5

25 reviews

From Cusco: Machu Picchu and Sacred Valley 2-Day Tour

From $465 per person

Walk in the footsteps of the Incas on a 2-day tour of the Sacred Valley and Ollantaytambo. Bargain for traditional crafts in Pisac Market and watch the sunrise from the top of Machu Picchu.

About this activity

Free cancellation
Cancel up to 24 hours in advance to receive a full refund
Covid-19 precautions
Special health and safety measures apply. Learn more
Mobile ticketing
Use your phone or print your voucher
Duration 2 days
Starting time 8:00 AM
Instant confirmation
Live tour guide
Spanish, English
Pickup included
Please provide your hotel’s name and address in Cusco center. Please indicate if you are staying at a private accommodation (with address), you will then be provided with a meeting point close by.
Small group
Limited to 18 participants

Experience

Highlights
  • Browse through the traditional market at Pisac
  • Learn about the Inca civilization from experienced guides
  • Explore the colorful town of Aguas Calientes
  • Get a breathtaking view of the sunrise on Machu Picchu
Full description
Explore the ancient civilization of the Incas on a 2-day guided tour of the Sacred Valley and Machu Picchu. Day 1: Start the day with a breathtaking ride through the mountains between Cusco and Pisac, and see the Inca temples on an in-depth tour on arrival. Bargain for colorful textiles in the traditional market, and then experience the “Breadbasket of the Incas” on a scenic drive to Urubamba. Arrive in time for lunch at a local restaurant. Then, explore the pink granite palace at Ollantaytambo, and climb the great stairs of the Temple of the Sun. Feast on local produce at a nearby venue, before ending the day with a train ride to Aguas Calientes, where you can bathe in the hot spring baths and enjoy the beauty of the surroundings. Day 2: Catch the first shuttle to Machu Picchu to experience the first rays of the sun as they pass through the ruins of the "Lost City of the Incas." Go to a panoramic lookout for the best views and take a 2-hour tour of the legendary site. Get lost in the maze-like constructions, or follow in the footsteps of the ancients and climb Huayna Picchu. Then, enjoy lunch in Aguas Calientes before a lazy ride back to Cusco.
Includes
  • Hotel pick-up and drop off
  • Guided tours of the Sacred Valley, Pisac and Machu Picchu
  • Transportation by comfortable bus through the Sacred Valley
  • Tourist train to and from Aguas Calientes
  • Bus to and from Machu Picchu
  • 3-star hotel accommodation in Aguas Calientes (including breakfast)
  • Entrance to Machu Picchu
  • Bus transportation back to Cusco
  • Climb to Huayna Picchu Mountain or Machu Picchu mountain ($25, book 1-3 months in advance)
  • Sacred Valley tourist ticket ($22)
  • Meals
  • Gratuities for the guides
Not suitable for
  • Wheelchair users
Covid-19 precautions

Customers must book this activity online because the ticket office is closed

Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • Customers must keep distance in vehicles
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • Customers must bring their own headphones
  • Customers are required to bring and wear masks
  • Customers must fill out a travel information form
  • Customers will get a mandatory temperature check

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Important information

What to bring

  • Passport or ID card
  • Sun hat
  • Water
  • Rain gear

Not allowed

  • Selfie sticks
  • Umbrellas

Know before you go

  • The entrance to all Inca archeological sites is free until further notice due to COVID-19 regulations
  • Enjoy an intimate group setting and plenty of personal attention
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.5 / 5

based on 25 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    4.5/5
  • Transportation
    4.3/5
  • Value for money
    4.1/5
  • Safety
    4.5/5
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Both guides were very informative and attentive. The pick-up taxi driver was 20 minutes early, rushing us, and then we had to wait another 20 minutes for some unknown reason, which was altogether an unpleasant beginning. Accommodations were good, food was good, site visits were great. Final driver was prompt and efficient. In general, I would recommend this trip and will certainly consider booking with GYG again.

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March 4, 2020

It was fine except for the taxi back to Cuzco after visiting Machu Picchu, its driving was really dangerous. On top of that, we asked him to drop us back at the airport instead of our hotel and therefore allowed us to charge us at an astronomical price. Please choose your taxi drivers a little.

July 4, 2019

Exceptional

We didn’t have to worry about anything. Everything was planned out for us which is great. Upon their pickup (the first day) we received train tickets to Aguas Calientes, bus ticket to go up to Machu Picchu and entrance ticket. For each step there was someone waiting for us to help us get to the next place.

June 29, 2019

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