2 Day Exploration of the Sacred Valley and Machu Picchu

Highlights

The Sacred Valley and Machu Picchu is ideal for those with limited time but looking to explore the Sacred Valley as much as possible. Accompanied by a professional guide, you will visit a few of the most important ancient sites of Sacred Valley: Chinchero & Textile Center, Salt Mines of Maras, the experimental center of agriculture known as Moray, and visit the Lost City of the Incas, Machu Picchu.

Departures are available any day, all year long. A minimum of 02 people is required to embark in this journey of exploration through these important historical sites.

Itinerary

DAY 1: CUSCO – AGUAS CALIENTES

After hotel pickup in Cusco at around 8am, we will drive to Chinchero to start our The Sacred Valley and Machu Picchu Tour. Our first visit will be to the main square, filled with its well-preserved Inka walls and altars. Our next visit will be to a Textile Center for introduction and learning experience of the art of Andean textiles. Local weavers will guide you through a step-by-step process of the ancient science of Andean weaving as it has been done since long before the Inka.

As we continue on our way to our next site we will pass through lush agricultural fields and small rural communities. Weather permitting, spectacular views of snow-capped peaks line the horizon far into the distance. Our next stop is Moray and its spectacular terraces of concentric rings, which has been proven to be an experimental center for understanding the various climates and temperatures of different crops or agricultural plants, perhaps even used for domestication of different crops. After exploring Moray, we will descend lower in elevation to the salt mines of Maras, an important production center dating back to pre-Inca times. Here there are over 3,000 salt pools carved into the mountain side, filled daily by water seeping from the Earth, what we call the tears of Mother Earth!

In the afternoon, our train will depart from the town of Ollantaytambo to the train station in Machu Picchu. You have the option of visiting local hot springs before retiring to your hotel.

Places visited:

  • Chinchero
  • Textile Center
  • Moray
  • Maras (Salt Mines)

Lodging: Aguas Calientes

Waman Hotel Machupicchu *** o similars

DAY 2: MACHU PICCHU – CUSCO 

We will rise at first light for breakfast, then head to the bus station to take the first buses up to the majestic mountain of Machu Picchu, also known as the “The Crystal City”. We recommend arriving early enough to catch sunrise before receiving a guided tour which last about 2½ hours, followed by free time to explore the site on your own. If booked in advance, we will arrange for you to climb Machu Picchu or Huayna Picchu Mountain. We will agree on a time to meet in the afternoon in Aguas Calientes to board the train back to Ollantaytambo and then private bus or van back to Cusco and back to your hotel so we have culminated our The Sacred Valley and Machu Picchu Tour.

OPTIONAL:

  • The trek to the peak of Huayna Picchu, a rigorous climb on steep trails with impressive ruins and spectacular views, a round-trip of 2 hours.
  • The trek to Machu Picchu Mountain that has the most spectacular view, but in turn is one of the most overlooked treks in Machu Picchu. Located to the southwest of the citadel of Machu Picchu with a height of 3,050 m (10,007 ft.), This trek offers unparalleled views of the famous Inca sanctuary and also panoramic views of the surrounding mountainous landscape. Difficulty: Moderate to challenging.

What´s Included

INCLUDED:

  • 1 night at 3-star hotel at Waman Hote, La Cabaña Hotell or Similar (based on double occupancy room)
  • 1 Buffet breakfast
  • Sacred Valley tour.
  • Train to Machu Picchu (Round trip) with Inca Rail company or Expedition service with Peru Rail.
  • Entrances to Machu Picchu
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • All private transportation for these 02 day.
  • Professional English Speaking Tour Guide
  • Buses to Machu Picchu (Round trip)

NOT INCLUDED:

  • Entrances fees on day 01 (Sacred Valley Tour): Extra US$25 per person.
  • Huayna Picchu entrance fee :Extra US$35 per person.
  • Upgrade train to the Vistadome:Extra US$ 55 (Round trip) per person.
  • Meal
  • Gratitudes.
  • Extra night in Aguas Calientes
  • Travel Insurance – you are strongly recommended to take out travel insurance for the duration of your trip.

THINGS TO BRING:

  • Original Passport
  • ISIC card (if you are a student and want to qualify for the discount)
  • Waterproof jacket / rain poncho
  • Warm jacket
  • T-shirts
  • Comfortable Trousers
  • Sun hat
  • Sun cream (factor 35 or higher)
  • Insect repellant
  • Personal medication
  • Camera and film

Prices

THIS TOUR RUNS ONLY AS A PRIVATE SERVICE.

****Daily Departure with at least 2 people****

NUMBER OF PAXSPRICE PER PERSONACTION
*02 people $ 445.00
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*03 people$  420.00
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*04 people$  385.00
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*05 people$  370.00
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*06 people$ 355.00
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*07  + people$ 345.00
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Discounts:

  • Students with ISIC CARD: US$25. Please send us a copy of your passport at the booking time.
  • Under 18 years old: US$25 Please send us a copy of the passport at the booking time.
  • Under 10 years old: US$60 Please send us a copy of the passport at the booking time.

Departure Dates & Timetable

  • Daily departures: We pick you up from your hotel 30 minutes before the tour.
  • Timetable: In the morning 08:00 a.m

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