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
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.