Tour Sacred Valley &Machu Picchu by Train 2Days -1Night
Tour Sacred Valley &Machu Picchu by Train 2Days -1Night
Join us on a captivating two-day journey that seamlessly combines the wonders of the Sacred Valley with the awe-inspiring beauty of Machu Picchu. The Tour Sacred Valley & Machu Picchu by Train invites you to explore ancient ruins, experience local culture, and marvel at the iconic Inca citadel. The Tour Sacred Valley & Machu Picchu by Train 2 Days – 1 Night seamlessly blends the cultural richness of the Sacred Valley with the awe-inspiring beauty of Machu Picchu, offering an unforgettable journey into the heart of the Inca Empire.
- Sacred Valley Wonders: Explore the archaeological sites of Pisac and Ollantaytambo, experiencing the grandeur of Inca architecture.
- Local Culture: Immerse yourself in the vibrant atmosphere of the Pisac Market and savor traditional Andean cuisine.
- Scenic Train Ride: Enjoy a picturesque train journey from Ollantaytambo to Aguas Calientes, surrounded by stunning landscapes.
- Machu Picchu Sunrise: Witness the magical sunrise over Machu Picchu, providing a breathtaking backdrop for your guided exploration.
- Guided Tour: Uncover the mysteries of Machu Picchu with a knowledgeable guide, gaining insights into its history and cultural significance.
- Personal Exploration: Enjoy free time to explore Machu Picchu at your own pace, allowing for personal reflection and appreciation.
Day 1: Sacred Valley Exploration
- Departure from Cusco: The adventure begins with an early departure from Cusco. Travel to the Sacred Valley, a region renowned for its breathtaking landscapes and historical significance.
- Visit to Pisac Market and Ruins: Explore the vibrant Pisac Market, where local artisans showcase their crafts. Continue to the Pisac Ruins, perched high on a hill, offering panoramic views of the valley.
- Traditional Andean Lunch: Enjoy a traditional Andean lunch, savoring local flavors and specialties.
- Ollantaytambo Fortress: Visit the impressive Ollantaytambo Fortress, a monumental archaeological site that served both as a fortress and a ceremonial center. Explore the intricate stone structures and terraces.
- Train Journey to Aguas Calientes: Board the train from Ollantaytambo to Aguas Calientes, the gateway to Machu Picchu. Relax and enjoy the scenic ride through the picturesque landscapes.
- Arrival in Aguas Calientes: Reach Aguas Calientes in the evening and check into your accommodation. Take some time to explore the town or unwind before the next day’s Machu Picchu adventure.
Day 2: Machu Picchu Expedition
- Bus Ascent to Machu Picchu: Begin the day with a bus ride from Aguas Calientes to the entrance of Machu Picchu. Ascend the switchback road, surrounded by lush greenery, to reach this archaeological marvel.
- Guided Tour of Machu Picchu: Explore Machu Picchu with a knowledgeable guide, uncovering the secrets of its history, architecture, and cultural significance. Witness the breathtaking sunrise over the ancient citadel.
- Free Time for Exploration: After the guided tour, enjoy free time to explore Machu Picchu at your own pace. Capture memorable photos, absorb the spiritual ambiance, and marvel at the intricate stonework.
- Return to Cusco: Take the bus back to Aguas Calientes and board the return train to Ollantaytambo. From Ollantaytambo, a private transfer will bring you back to Cusco, concluding your enriching two-day journey
Day 1: Pisac – Moray – Maras Salineras – Ollantaytambo – Aguas Calientes
We start this beautiful day at 7:30am, when your guide picks you up at your Cusco hotel in our private van. Our route to the Sacred Valley of the Incas leads us towards Pisac. We stop first at the Mirador of Taray to enjoy an expansive view of the Urubamba valley and its traditional farming villages. You will see how the agriculture in the Sacred Valley has changed little in the past five hundred years. Onward, we drive to the archeological site of Pisac, where you can see an impressive Inca cemetery with more than 2,000 tombs. There, we can admire the carefully engineered farming terraces carved into the mountain, explore the Inca tunnel and the religious area of this important citadel. Here, we will spend about 2 hours, exploring the Inca city. Then, we head down to the colorful market of Pisac, spend about 20 minutes visiting it and then drive to Urubamba for lunch.
Our next stop is the archeological site of Moray also known as “The Greenhouse of the Incas” a deep basin of architectural wonder. Levels of terraces are carved into a huge bowl, which was carefully engineered by the Incas. The terraces have varied microclimates depending on how deep into the bowl they are placed. Archeologists believe that they were used by the Incas to discover the optimal growing conditions for their crops and experiment in hybridization.
Continuing on our journey to the colonial town of Maras, we look down onto the pre-Inca salt “mines,” called salineras in Spanish. Thousands of salt pans have been passed down through countless generations and used for salt extraction since before Inca times. A hot spring at the top of the valley discharges a small stream of heavily salt laden water, which is diverted into salt pans and evaporated to produce salt. This is one of the few places in the world where you can find naturally pink salt!
Finally, we drive to Ollantaytambo, taking the time to explore the Inca village that has remained intact since Inca times and the massive Inca Ruins, with a tour provided by our guide. Visit the massive architecture of the Sun Temple at the top of the formidable terraces and learn about the importance of this site for the Inca during the beginning of the Spanish conquest.
After time for dinner, we take the train to Aguas Calientes, where you spend the night in our hotel. The train departs Ollantaytambo at 19:04 and arrives in Aguas Calientes at 20:45.
Altitude: 2,040 m / 6,693 ft
Difficulty level: Easy
Meals: Buffet lunch
Day 2: Aguas Calientes – Machupicchu – Cusco
This is the day you’ve been waiting for! After an early breakfast at your hotel, you’ll take one of the first busses up to Machu Picchu so that you can be there to witness the sunrise. It is a truly extraordinary site and not something you’ll want to miss! Your guide will give you the full tour, which takes about two hours. You will see all of the most important parts of Machu Picchu, including the Temple of the Sun, Temple of the Condor, Temple of Three Windows, Sun Dial, Quarry and the House of the Inca. You will also learn about how Machu Picchu is divided into three sectors: agricultural, residential and religious.
After your tour, those who have booked in advance for the extra hikes up Huayna Picchu or Machu Picchu Mountain will have time to enjoy those views on their own. When you have had your fill of the exceptional views of Machu Picchu, you will take the bus back down to Aguas Calientes for lunch (not included). Depending on your train departure time, you may also have time for some shopping.
The train will take you back to Ollantaytambo, following the spectacular Urubamba River. Close to Aguas Calientes, the canyon is narrow and the river has many beautiful sections of whitewater. You can also see Wiñay Wayna from the train, if you look up high on the steep canyon wall! Back at Ollantaytambo, your driver will meet you at the exit from the train station to take you back to your hotel in Cusco in our private vehicle. You can expect to arrive at your hotel by 19:00. aprox.
Altitude: 2,430 m / 7972 ft
Machupicchu Mountain: 3,000 m / 9843 ft
Huaynapicchu mountain: 2,720 m / 8,924 ft
Difficulty level: easy
Activity hours: 2 hours
- Informative talk one day before the trip to Machu Picchu (6:00 – 7:00 PM Machu Picchu Bus Packers Office).
- Tour Sacred Valley.
- Guided tours to: Chinchero, Moray, Salineras, Ollantaytambo.
- Buffet lunch in Urubamba.
- Tourist Train Ollantaytambo – Aguas Calientes.
- 1 night hotel accommodation in Aguas Calientes.
- Breakfast offered by our hotel.
- Bus Up/Down in Aguas Calientes to Machu Picchu.
- Entrence ticket to Machu Picchu.
- Guided tour in Machu Picchu for 02 hours.
- Bus down from Machu Picchu to Aguas Calientes.
- Lunch or dinner after your visit to Machu Picchu.
- Train back to Aguas Calientes – Ollantaytambo.
- Transfer Transportation Ollantaytambo – Cusco.
- 100% Guaranteed travel organization, train reservation and entrance ticket to Machu Picchu.
- Partial Tourist Ticket S/. 70.00 or Integral S/. 130.00.(BTG)
- Tourist Ticket Salineras de Maras S/. 11.00.
- Meals before visiting Machu Picchu.
- Water or alcoholic beverages.
We are a very serious travel company and we know that you need a package that includes most of the extra services, that is why we recommend that you do not get carried away by other companies or travel agencies that do not include what we offer in our service.
Do not be hypnotized by low prices, as the only thing you would be contracting is to get a lot of problems due to lack of planning and organization of your trip to Machu Picchu.
We will be pleased to meet all your expectations of travel to the Inca city of Machu Picchu.
What To Bring
- Original passport, with expiration date no less than 7 months.
- Valid also Identity Document for your entrance to Peru (Only tourists from South America). Important: You must receive the Andean Migration Card (TAM), it will be offered by Migration when you enter Peru. Very important, we will ask you for a copy with the stamp of entry to the country, in order to start the tour.
- Warm clothes for Cusco: Layers of variable temperatures, especially at night. Such as: Thermals, gloves, scarves, socks and wool cap for cold nights.
- Light and fresh clothes for Machu Picchu: Windbreaker, polar fleece, T-shirts for the tour (polyester, nylon).
- Hat, cap and sunglasses.
- Camera and spare batteries.
- Personal medical kit.
- Insect repellent.
- Soroche Pills for altitude sickness.
- Trekking shoes or waterproof boots for your comfort, rubber or thick soled shoes are an excellent option.
- Rain gear: A good raincoat, rain pants (rainy season only).
- Extra money for drinks and tips, souvenirs, etc (soles or dollars).
- Bathing suit for the hot springs (optional).
- Above all positive attitude and good mood.
- Documents to travel to Peru and visit Machu Picchu.
- Valid passport: At least 7 months remaining validity, for citizens of Mexico, United States, Canada, Central America, European Union, Russia and Asia.
- Identity card: Citizens of Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Colombia, Ecuador, Chile, Paraguay and Uruguay do not need a passport to enter Peru, thanks to the agreements between these nations.