2 Days, Sacred Valley And Machu Picchu By Train With Hotel 3*
This Machu Picchu 2-day tour is the perfect mix to visit the Sacred Valley & Machu Picchu. On day one we visit Chinchero, a textile community that still holds traditional Inca practices, the agricultural site of Moray, the ancient salt mines of Maras, and the citadel of Ollantaytambo. All while learning about the history and communities which we explore along the way.
On day two we visit the beautiful Inca city in the clouds of Machu Picchu. We learn about the different types of flora and fauna that inhabit this area along with the discovery story of the ruins. Be prepared to take tons of photos and have jaw-dropping moments as the clouds begin to break over the city. Book below!
- Duration2 Days
- Type TripCultural, Active
- Group SizePrivate
- LanguagesEng, Esp, Fr,
- SeasonYear around
3 hours guided tour in Machu Picchu
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Explore the hidden spots to take that epic photos.
Day 1: Cusco/Chincheros/Moray/Maras/Ollantaytambo/Train to Aguas Calientes
Day 2: Aguas Calientes/Machu Picchu/Train to Ollantaytambo/Cusco
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Starts at: Cusco
Ends in: Cusco or Sacred Valley
Total Hiking: 5hr hiking
Altitude: 3400m- 2430m – 3400m (11,152ft)
Maras Salt Mines
Ollantaytambo Archeological Site
Ollantaytambo Train Station
Views of the Peruvian jungle
Town of Aguas Calientes
1 of the 7 Natural Wonders of the World
Panoramic views of Machu Picchu
Visit the Citadel: Inca Doors, Sacred Rock
Day 1 Cusco/Chincheros/Moray/Maras/Ollantaytambo/Train to Aguas Calientes
At 7:30 am your VSA mountain guide and our driver will pick up you from your hotel. The first stop of the day, about 50 minutes into the trip, will be at Chincero to learn about Inca traditional weaving and coloring practices. After a warm cup of coca tea, we explore their shopping areas before heading to our next location of Moray
The first stop of the day, about 50 minutes into the trip, will be at Chincero to learn about Inca traditional weaving and coloring practices. After a warm cup of coca tea, we explore their shopping areas before heading to our next location of Moray
In Moray, we have about 30 to 45minutes to enjoy the views and learn about the reason for this odd-shaped landscape. The Incas were agricultural masterminds!
After Moray, we take a short drive to Maras, a salt mine that has been in use for over 500 years. Here, we explore the area for about 30 – 45minutes before making our way back to the van to transport us to Ollantaytambo, the Inca Citadel.
Here, we explore the area for about 30 – 45minutes before making our way back to the van to transport us to Ollantaytambo, the Inca Citadel. At the Inca Citadel, we learn about the Inca building techniques and methods of transporting massive rocks that weighed tons.
Once we finish the tour of the citadel, we break for a late lunch before boarding the train that will take you to Aguas Calientes and finally your hotel at Gringo Bills.
*Please keep in mind to buy snacks as we will break for a late lunch. Unless you’d like to have lunch before Ollantaytambo – which we can definitely do as well!
Meals Included: No meals included
Day 2 Aguas Calientes/Machu Picchu/Train to Ollantaytambo/Cusco
Early wake-up call at 4:30 am to ready and grab breakfast by 5 am. After a quick meal, we make our way to the bus line to wait for our turn up to Machu Picchu. 20min after we board we arrive at the entrance of One of the Seven Wonders of the World, Machu Picchu where we begin our 2hr private guided tour for sunrise.
After a quick meal, we make our way to the bus line to wait for our turn up to Machu Picchu.
20min after we board we arrive at the entrance of One of the Seven Wonders of the World, Machu Picchu where we begin our 2hr private guided tour for sunrise.
The moment we’ve all been waiting for! After the tour, you will have time to explore until
We make a bus line near the entrance gate to make our way back to Aguas Calientes.
Our guide will be at Gringo Bills hotel to transfer you to the train station for you to board the afternoon train.
After a 1hr and 45-minute train ride along the beautiful and impressive roaring Urubamba river and dense amazon jungle, we arrive in Ollantaytambo. At which point, your transfer will be waiting for you to take you back to your hotel in Cusco. Arriving by 6 pm
Meals Included: No meals included
Private Van / Mini Van (2019 - 2022)
Roundtrip Train Ollantaytambo - Aguas Calientes
Roundtrip Touristic bus Aguas Calientes - Entrance Machu Picchu
Tickets & Entrances
Emergency Oxygen Tank / Kit First Aid / Car Heating.
Pillows / Blankets
Meals & Accommodations
Guides Available (French, German, Japanese & more options with additional cost)
Not suitable for
Not wheelchair accessible
What to Bring
Sunscreen, Sunglasses, Hat & Buff Mask, Lipstick
Trek shoes, Windbreaker Jacket
How do I get to Machu Picchu?
The most common way to get to Machu Picchu is by taking a train or bus from Cusco, Peru.
What kind of weather should visitors expect when visiting Machu Picchu?
The weather at Machu Picchu can be quite variable depending on the season; generally speaking visitors should expect warm temperatures in the summer months and cooler temperatures in the winter months with occasional rain showers throughout the year.
Is the Inca Trail accessible for wheelchair users?
Unfortunately due to the steep terrain and narrow pathways, the Inca Trail is not accessible for wheelchair users; however, there are several other trails around Machu Picchu that are more easily traversed by individuals with mobility impairments.
How far away is the nearest airport from Machu Picchu, and what transportation options are available to get there?
The nearest airport from Machu Pichhu is Alejandro Velasco Astete International Airport located approximately 50 miles away in Cusco city; transportation options include public buses which take approximately 4 hours or private transfers which cost upwards of US$150 each way depending on vehicle type and time of booking.
Do people often get altitude sickness while exploring the ruins at Machu Pichhu due to its high altitude (over 2,400 meters above sea level)?
Altitude sickness may occur while visiting any location above 8,000 feet above sea level due to changes in air pressure so be sure to check with your doctor before attempting any hike that requires exposure to high altitudes; thankfully there are medical assistance centers located near the ruins so you can always get help if needed!
Are there any food and beverage options available at Machu Picchu?
Yes, there are several food and beverage options available at Machu Picchu including cafes, snack bars and restaurants that offer traditional meals from the local culture.
What kind of activities can visitors do in the Sacred Valley?
Visitors can explore the ancient archaeological sites, take part in outdoor activities such as trekking and mountain biking, or visit local markets to learn more about its indigenous culture.
Are there any health risks associated with visiting the Sacred Valley?
In general no; however, visitors may experience altitude sickness if they ascend too quickly without proper acclimatization before hand so be sure to plan ahead for adequate rest stops during your journey.
What type of food is served in restaurants around Sacred Valley?
Local cuisine such as ceviche (raw fish dish marinated in citrus juice), lomo saltado (stir-fried meat strips with rice) or papa rellena (stuffed potato balls) can often be found in restaurants along with international dishes such as pizza or burgers which can also be purchased from fast food outlets throughout this region.
What type of souvenirs or artifacts can I find while visiting Sacred Valley?
Crafts made of alpaca wool such as blankets and sweaters are popular souvenirs found here in addition to jewelry crafted by local artisans using lapis lazuli stones which were once prized by pre-Incan cultures for their healing properties!
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