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2 Day Tour Machu Picchu Sacred Valley

2 Day Tour Machu Picchu Sacred Valley

2 Day Tour Machu Picchu Sacred Valley will introduce us into the magic history of the city of Cusco, the famous Sacred Valley of the Incas and the imposing citadel of Machu Picchu.The Sacred Valley is comprised between the towns of Pisac and Ollantaytambo, has wonderful landscapes, where its inhabitants, natives of the Quechua ethnic group, conserve many customs, ancestral rites and diverse expressions of art that remains as a living culture. In the Sacred Valley beautiful colonial towns are disseminated that were created as reductions of Indians, and that today show their miscegenation in architecture, art and living culture. There are Chinchero and his weavers, Pisac and its craft fair, Urubamba and its cosmopolitanism and Ollantaytambo, with its fortress and its Inca people alive. It is the area where you can appreciate and magnify the high Inca technological development achieved in agriculture through a systems of terraces irrigated on the slopes of the mountains, where they domesticated a large number of plants, highlighting the first genetic laboratory prehispanic of Moray. Its mild temperate climate and its particular geography make it an ideal place for outdoor sports. For the wealth and fertility of its lands it was the main source of food, since the Incas, for the city of Cusco. Also we will visit the lost city of the incas, Machu Picchu is located 2,430 meters high in a place of great beauty, in the middle of a tropical mountain forest, Machu Picchu was probably the most amazing architectural realization of the Inca Empire in its prosperity. Its walls, terraces and gigantic ramps give the impression of having been sculpted in the escarpments of the rock, as if they were part of it. Machu Picchu is a place full of mysticism, it is a monument to the deity where man really feels like a creature of the gods, seems to transport us to a magical place where anything is possible. It is a place where the strange forces of nature transport you to an incomparable cosmic state, a state that can only be experienced in Machu Picchu. Machu Picchu is a World Heritage Site, one of the 7 new wonders of the World, one of the 100 places you must visit before dying, the Lost City of the Incas 

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Quick Itinerary:

Sacred Valley tour 
08:30 We pick you from you hotel 

09:00 Star the Sacred Valley Tour (Visit Pisac Market and Guided tour in Pisac and Ollantaytambo ruins) 

12:00 Buffet Lunch in Urubamba

14:00 Visit to the Ollantaytambo archaeological site

16:20 Train to Machu Picchu 

18:00 Transfer your hotel and our guide will visit your hotel for your briefing 

 

Machu Picchu Guided Tour 

06:00 Bus up to Machu Picchu city

06:45 Guided tour to Machu Picchu 2 hrs

09:00 Free time, you can walking around to the lost city of the Incas or climb up to the mountains (Huayna Picchu or Machu Picchu

19:00 Return train to Ollantaytambo 

20:30 Arrived to Ollantaytambo and tourist transportation to Cusco

 

IMPORTANT NOTE: If you would like to return early, you can choose the train at 14:30 and you will be in Cusco at 18:00

 

Highligths of tour to the Sacred Valley of the Incas:

  • Named for being the main food supplier of the Inca empire, the Sacred Valley of the incas sits on the banks of the Urubamba River. This river in its beginnings has the name of Vilcanota, that comes from the Quechua word Wilcamayu or Sacred River. The Incas built archaeological centers, along their banks, that replicated the constellations that they knew of the Andean sky so this contributes, even more, to the beauty of this enchanting valley.
  • The Sacred Valley of the Incas is located 35 kilometers from Cusco, and about 600 meters below the level of Cusco. It covers the part of the basin of the Vilcanota river between the towns of Pisac and Ollantaytambo.
  • The Sacred Valley of the incas also hosts two of the most important craft markets in Cusco: Pisac and Chinchero.
  • In the Sacred Valley there is a succession of picturesque villages (some with splendid colonial churches), platforms and other archaeological remains; likewise, we find in its the most famous corn in the world.

Highligths of tour to Machu Picchu:
  • Machu Picchu is located northwest of Cusco, approximately 112 kilometers by train, between an impressive geography of steep mountains separated by narrow valleys and deep ravines.
  • Machu Picchu is important, because besides its archaeological value, it has a great variety of ecosystems within its limits.
  • This cultural complex, which is called "Old Mountain" in the Quechua language, was included in the year 1983 in the list of Unesco's World Cultural Heritage. So also in 2007 it was declared as one of the New Seven Wonders of the Modern World.
  • Its imposing architecture comprises around 150 structures. However, most (60%) of the citadel is below Machu Picchu, underground channels and drainage systems. When you are in Machu Picchu, you will notice the incredible respect that the Incas had for nature and how they built each of the temples and other structures, trying to alter as little as possible the incredible natural environment around them.
  • Turning the classic image of Machu Picchu to the left, you will see a human face seen in profile and looking towards the sky, formed by the Machu Picchu mountains. In the formation (completely natural) the nose, mouth and forehead of a person, apparently a male, are shown. But the Incas believed in duality, so they should take time to see the sleeping woman carved in rock, inside Machu Picchu. Archaeologists believe that this stone may have been completely covered in gold.

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Day 1: Sacred Valley of the Incas

This tour starts at approximately 08:30 hrs. and ends at 18:00 p.m. at Machu Picchu town,to start our travel,  we will pass by your hotel, to have a guided tour to the Sacred Valley of the Incas, over the Vilcanota River, for a panoramic view of the Inca citadel of Pisac and visit the traditional market of Pisac , where we will have the opportunity to learn about the customs of its inhabitants and haggle prices with sellers to buy some souvenirs,then we will direct to the fortress of Ollantaytambo to finally go to the city of Urubamba, traveling along the Vilcanota river and taking the train to Machu Picchu Town , where we will spend the nigth.

DAY 2: MACHU PICCHU TOUR

This morning, after a good rest and breakfast at the hotel, we will pick you up at an agreed time and take you to the bus station to go up to the archaeological group of Machu Picchu. In case you have hired the additional service of the climb to one of the mountains, Huayna Picchu or Machu Picchu, it will begin to rise from 07:00 hrs approximately. Around 10:00 hrs we will begin the guided tour of the Inca Citadel of Machu Picchu. We will visit the most important places of the Sanctuary such as: the Main Square, the Circular Tower, the Solar Clock, the Royal Rooms, the Temple of the Three Windows, the Royal Cemeteries and much more. The guided tour lasts approximately 2 and a half hours. Then you will have free time to continue exploring, take your best photos and enjoy the great landscape of one of the 7 Wonders of the Modern World. At a convenient hour, you will take the bus down to Aguas Calientes. You will have the afternoon to have lunch with tranquility, to visit the thermal baths or to walk through the town and visit the artisan market.  Then you will take the return train to the Ollantaytambo train station, this trip takes about 2 hours. Then we will continue with the bus trip that will bring them back to the city of Cusco.

THIS TOUR INCLUDES:

  • Pre-trek briefing (Our guide will visit your hotel a day before the trek for your briefing) 
  • Accommodation: Hotel Flower´s House (01 night) 
  • Meals: 01x Breakfast and 01x Buffet Lunch on the Sacred Valley Tour 
  • Entrance fee to Machu Picchu 
  • Entrance fee to Pisac and Ollantaytambo archeological 
  • Professional guide in the Sacred Valley and Machu Picchu 
  • Train round trip to Machu Picchu 
  • Bus up and down to Machu Picchu 
  • Tourist transportation in the Sacred Valley 
  • Emergency Phone (Our guide will provided the local mobile and you can contact 24 hrs with our staff)

NOT INCLUDED:

  • Meals not datails 
  • Entrance fee to Huayna Picchu ($ 25) 
  • Tips
  • Local flights
  • Other not mentioned

 

PLEASE BRING WITH YOU:

  • Wear shoes or light shoes or tennis shoes. 
  • Drink plenty of fluids on your excursions.
  • Waterproof (long poncho) in rainy season. 
  • Long sleeve shirts. 
  • Long pants.
  • Insect repellent.  
  • Sunscreen, wide-brimmed hat for sunny days.
  • Sunglasses
  • Medicine and / or articles for personal use. 
  • One lightweight backpack or briefcase per person. 
  • Camera or video camera. 
  • Keep checks and coins in small denominations in dollars or soles.

 

Frequent questions of the Sacred Valley of the Incas:

Where is the Sacred Valley of the Incas?

The valley of the Urubamba River or "Sacred Valley of the Incas", is located 15 km northeast of the city of Cusco, reached by a paved road. A trip by car to one of the nearest towns will take you around 40 minutes. From there you can move to the other villages of the valley. 

 

How is the Sacred Valley climate

The Sacred Valley of the Incas is located at 2,800 masl, 600 meters below Cusco, and enjoys one of the best climates of this region, temperatures during the day vary between 19 ° and 24 ° C. This privileged climate made the Incas take it as their main center of production, experimentation and agricultural research. Nowadays, travelers use the valley to acclimatize, before starting their tours through Cusco and Machu Picchu, and without a doubt one of the best ways to avoid altitude sickness. 

 

What to see in the Sacred Valley of the Incas

Known by the Incas as Willcamayu, the beautiful valley extends from the town of Pisac to Ollantaytambo, along the Urubamba River. The ancient Inca settlements in these cities are presented as checkpoints, before entering the "Inca Trail" that leads to the sacred city of the Incas, Machu Picchu; They are simply amazing, and one of the best previews of what you will see in Wonder. 

  • Pisac: The town of Pisac is located 33 kilometers from the city of Cusco and is presented as the door to the Sacred Valley. It is world famous for its artisan market and its impressive archaeological remains, located on a mountain above the town. This town was a kind of capital of the region in the time of the Incas, very important for its excellent location and fertile land. The Inca and colonial constructions that are exhibited in its territory, are admirable for their great invoice and for the platforms that surround the mountains and polished stone structures, assembled to perfection. On the other hand, the town of Pisac has become the spiritual center of the Sacred Valley, it can have all kinds of experiences and spiritual retreats, as well as meet people from all over the world interested in this.
  • Ollantaytambo: also known as Ollanta, is located 97 km northwest of the city of Cusco; approximately 2 hours and 30 minutes by car. It was during the time of the Incas a fortified city, with temples, urban, agricultural sectors and walls of defense. It is known that the Inca city of Ollantaytambo served as an administrative control post. After the Spanish invasion, it became one of the favorite places of the viceroys. It is considered one of the most important archaeological sites in Peru and South America; In addition, many people consider that after Machu Picchu, the town and the ruins of Ollantaytambo contain the most impressive Inca stone work in Peru; however, it is not the only amazing thing about this place. Only a few years ago, the global positioning systems allowed us to discover that Ollantaytambo is aligned with other ancient constructions throughout the world; the pyramids of Giza, the islands of Pascua, the Nazca lines, are just some of them; In addition, the most important archaeological remains from all over the world are aligned around this line. We recommend you visit the Inca city of Ollantaytambo, otherwise you will be missing something very big.


The cultural tour through the Sacred Valley: 

The tour through the sacred valley will take you through a markedly traditional route, you will meet Quechua-speaking residents, wearing traditional costumes, working your fields in a traditional way; It will pass through villages built during colonial times, by ancient Inca settlements; It will visit markets, temples and city squares that will take it a few hundred years ago, in the middle of a valley that was sacred to the Incas

Frequent questions of Machu Picchu:

What is the best time to visit Machu Picchu

The climate in the Andean region is marked by two seasons: the dry season (from April to October) and the rainy season (from November to March). Keep in mind that even in spite of being the rainy season, in the same day there may be rain, cloudy skies and even a lot of sun. Today, tourists from all over the world come to visit Machu Picchu 365 days a year. The months with the highest influx of tourists are from April to September. Machu Picchu is located in the jungle, so its climate is hot and humid. Temperatures vary between 8 º and 20 º C. It is advisable to bring clothes for cold and heat. 

 

Is there a limit on the sale of the Machu Picchu Ticket, Huayna Picchu and Machu Picchu Mountain

Some years ago the Peruvian Government established some measures that limit access to these tourist destinations, necessary for its preservation. The established provisions are detailed below.  

 

  • Machu Picchu Ticket: 2,500 spaces per day. 
  • Ticket Machu Picchu + Huayna Picchu: 400 spaces per day
  • Machu Picchu Ticket + Mountain: 400 spaces per day. 
  • Machu Picchu Ticket + Museum: 2500 spaces per day. 

 

Who manages the sale of tickets to Machu Picchu?

The Peruvian Government and the Ministry of Culture are the agencies in charge of regulating the entrance to Machu Picchu. All Travel Agencies are subject to these regulations and provisions established by such agencies. The online availability of tickets is unique for both Travel Agencies and tourists. 

 

When should I make the reservation of the ticket to Machu Picchu?

Reservations can be made at any time, taking into account the availability of spaces. But it is advisable to do them as soon as possible, especially if it is the Huayna Picchu Ticket, since they are more easily exhausted and it is advisable to do it two or three months in advance.

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