Sacred Valley and Machu Picchu, 2 days

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2 DAYS - 1 NIGHTS
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Wanting a Short Excursion?

Sacred Valley to Machu Picchu in 2 days is the best option to acquaint yourself with the important attractions in the Cusco Area.  You’ll visit the Indigenous town of Ollantaytambo and its colorful market place.  All the while interacting with the local artisans and of course an opportunity to purchase hand-made souvenirs for loved ones.

The trip finally takes us to the citadel of Machu Picchu, probably the most important Inca archaeological site in Peru in the heart of the mountains. There we will walk narrow paths between impressive stone walls and your knowledge of the Incas will expand even more during your guided tour.

 

DEPARTURE/RETURN LOCATION Your hotel
DEPARTURE TIME 7:30 a.m.

 

WHAT IS INCLUDED
• Pick up at your hotel.
• Entrances to the Inca Cities and all Archeological Sites
• Private transportation
• Round Trip Expedition Train Ollantaytambo – Aguas Calientes
• Hotel accommodation with breakfast in Ollantaytambo and Aguas Calientes
• Meals as indicated on itinerary
• Roundtrip bus ticket Aguas Calientes – Machu Picchu
• Entrance fees to Machu Picchu
• Professional English & Spanish speaking guide

WHAT IS NOT INCLUDED
• Meals not indicated on the itinerary
• Entrance fee to the hot springs of Aguas Calientes (optional)
• Entrance of Wayna Picchu – US $30
• Entrance to Machu Picchu Mountain – US$25
• Upgrades train/hotel – For Vistadome train add US$57 per person
• Tips for your guide.

WHAT YOU SHOULD BRING
• A small backpack or carry bag (larger not allowed on the train or in Machu Picchu)
• A change of clothing
• Comfortable shoes or runners
• Camera
• Water to drink
• Rain jacket or poncho
• A fleece or jacket,
• Basic toiletries,
• Sunscreen,
• Insect repellent for mosquitoes
• Hat for the sun
• Some extra money for lunch, snacks and souvenirs
• Original passport (cannot enter Machu Picchu without it)
• ISIC Card if applicable.

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Day 1: Cusco – Sacred Valley – Aguas Calientes

We will pick you at your hotel (8:30 a.m.), and travel via bus to the Sacred Valley.  Arriving at the Town of Pisac we’ll park at the heart of the city where you’ll explore the considerable Indian Market.  We’ll have an Andean lunch.

After lunch, you’ll continue your journey to the town of “Ollantaytambo”, the last living Incan City.   Here you’ll appreciate some of great architectural stone edifices, walls and some steep terraces.

Finally our transportation will drop us off at the train station.  Once aboard the train journey, it will take us 2 hours to reach the town of “Aguas Calientes”.  Our personnel will be waiting to escort you to you hotel for R & R.

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Day 2: Aguas Calientes – Machupicchu – Cusco

This 2nd day is the whole reason you came to Peru.  You’ll need to start-off right – breakfast (5:00 a.m.) at the hotel. Afterwards, you’ll board the bus ascending to Machu Picchu, which will take approx. 25 minutes to reach (door open 6:00 a.m.). Please be sure to bring your original passport to show the Rangers (you can get a Machu Picchu seal on your passport).

Your guide will take you to the best places in Machu Picchu, while you enjoy the sunrise (depending on the weather).

Then you will have a two hour guided tour.  Following, you’ll have an opportunity to explore Machu Picchu on your own.

In the afternoon, you’ll catch the train to reach the City of Ollantaytambo or Poroy. Upon arrival, we will have transportation waiting to drive you back to your hotel in Cusco.

Note: Rangers don’t allow people to carry bags bigger than 25 liters when entering Machu Picchu

No trekking poles are allowed in Machu Picchu

Snacks and water are allowed – in bags.

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