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Cusco: 2 Days Sacred Valley and Machu Picchu Guided Tours

4.8 / 5

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Cusco: 2 Days Sacred Valley and Machu Picchu Guided Tours

From US$ 355 per person

Save time exploring the Sacred Valley of Incas and the towns of Pisaq and Ollantaytambo. Connect your trip to the Inca citadel of Machu Picchu by train. Select the accommodation according to your preferences.

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
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Live tour guide
Spanish, English
Pickup included
Pick available only from accommodation in central Cusco.
Small group
Limited to 8 participants

Experience

Highlights
  • Visit the Sacred Valley of the Incas, Ollantaytambo and Pisaq
  • Explore the Inca citadel of Machu Picchu
  • Learn about the fascinating Inca culture
Full description
The journey starts with the pick up from your hotel in Cusco at 7:40am. Explore the Sacred Valley of the Incas and visit the picturesque towns of Pisaq and Ollantaytambo. Lunch will be provided in the town of Urubamba (included). After the tour in the sacred valley, you will take the train to Aguas Calientes. Upon arrival in Aguas Calientes you will be transferred to your accommodation. Enjoy an afternoon of leisure in Aguas Calientes. At night, the guide will contact you at your hotel to provide all the instructions for the tour to Machu Picchu the next day. Wake up early for a 7:00am transfer from Aguas Calientes to the Inca citadel of Machu Picchu by bus. Upon your arrival, enjoy a two hour guided tour of Machu Picchu. With your expert guide, learn all about the ancient Inca city and visit its various sites, including gardens, shrines, water channels, prisons, and more. After the guided tour you will have leisure time to explore the Inca citadel on your own. You will then be transferred back to the town of Aguas Calientes, where you will have time for lunch before taking the train back to Ollantaytambo. Finally, the tour operator will transfer you by bus to Cusco city.
Includes
  • Hotel pick up and drop off in Cusco
  • Round trip train ticket (Voyager - Inca Rail or Expedition - Peru Rail)
  • Round trip bus ticket (Aguas Calientes - Machu Picchu)
  • Round trip transfer by car (Cusco city - train station in Ollantaytambo)
  • Entrance fee to Machu Picchu
  • Professional tour guide
  • Accommodation in Aguas Calientes with breakfast (if option selected)
  • Tour in the Sacred Valley
  • Lunch in the town of Urubamba (first day)
  • Mandatory Tourist Ticket (BTC) for the visit to the Sacred Valley, It can be purchased on-site. Please read "Know before you go"
  • Drinks at the restaurant
Covid-19 precautions

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

Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask
  • You must fill out a travel information form
  • You will receive a mandatory temperature check

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Important information

What to bring

  • Passport or ID card

Know before you go

  • The Tourist Ticket (BTC) is a mandatory ticket for all visitors and includes many attractions in Cusco and the surrounding area (not valid for Machu Picchu). A general ticket costs PEN 130 (good for 11 attractions); a partial ticket costs PEN 70 (more limited attractions). Ask the local provider about the correct choice
  • Customers are required to send all personal details (full name, nationality, passport number, and date of birth) as well as the location of their hotel in Cusco city at the time of booking
  • Please book your tour at least 3 weeks in advance, especially during the high season (June to October)
  • The accommodation options in Aguas Calientes are as follows: Hostel (rated as Bed and Breakfast) or Hotel (rated as 3 stars)
  •  For bookings within 48 hours before the start of the activity, customers must contact the local operator via WhatsApp or a phone call
  •  Climb tickets to Huayna Picchu or Machu Picchu Mountain are subject to availability
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.8 /5

based on 9 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    4.8/5
  • Transportation
    4.5/5
  • Value for money
    4.8/5
  • Safety
    5/5

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The tour was very well organized and well worth seeing. The different guides were great. We were at Machu Picchu early and were able to anticipate the large number of visitors. The free time after Machu Picchu in Aguas Calientes was a bit too long for me personally. PS Don't be fooled by the pictures, in the Valle Sagrado you will not visit Moray (circular terraces) but the fortress Ollantaytambo.

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October 6, 2021

Too expensive for the service provided. Among the points that could be improved: Day 1 visit to the Sacred Valley: tour with more than 25 people forcing them to go to a large bus instead of using the vans like the rest of the tours that visited the area. This caused delays in controlling people's visiting times, so that in our case we could not finish the visit to ollataytambo in a normal way. I can still say that the guide was still great and did what he could for that. We would find out about almost everything and it would give us time to get to the train. The organization of the visit in terms of tickets and schedules was a bit chaotic until the last minute. The train to Ida was quite an uncomfortable train, although the return train was very good. In short, very high price for the services and organization thereof, when with local agencies or on your own you save at least 40%

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August 28, 2021

The tour was very well organized. Friendly and efficient attention from local guides. We did not like the El Encanto hotel in Aguas Calientes. It was of low quality. There are many hotels in Aguas Calientes of similar price with better quality.

February 18, 2020

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