Machu Picchu and sacred valley - 2 Day Tour
No trip to Cusco and the Sacred Valley is complete without a visit to Machu Picchu, but we know that you have an almost endless number of tour companies to choose from. That’s why at Vicuña Adventures we have created a 2 day itinerary with a twist!
We collect you from your hotel in one of our luxury mini-buses and drive to the ancient town of Urubamba to explore the bustling local markets. Here you will be intoxicated by the smells of the local cuisine, the atmosphere colourful and vibrant as we walk side by side with the local market sellers.
Driving deeper into the Sacred Valley we visit a working farm and enjoy a picnic lunch with a local family before taking an exhilarating train journey through the sacred valley to Aguas Calientes, the base for our trip to Machu Picchu.
Our second day is spent taking a full tour of this new wonder of the world with your expert guide, before returning by train to Cusco.
We look forward to welcoming you on this unique, unforgettable adventure.
Hotel pickup available
What's included :
- Overnight accommodation
- Professional guide
- Lunch - 01 lunch, 01 dinner, 01 breakfast
- Entrance tickets
- Private transportation
- train tkts, bus tkts
What's excluded :
- Boleto turistico first day
- second day lunch
- This is a typical itinerary for this product
Stop At: Sacred Valley, Sacred Valley, Cusco Region
After an early breakfast at your hotel, you will be picked up by your guide and driven in one of our luxury mini-buses to the Sacred Valley town of Urubamba to visit the bustling local market.
Here we will see local families selling an eclectic mix of fruits, vegetables, flowers and natural medicinal plants. If you’ve never visited a South American market before, then the variety of smells from the many different styles of cooking, the noise of the market sellers bartering with their customers, and the vibrant, vivid colours are a real attack on the senses! In the capable hands of your guide, you will have a tour of the market and even have the opportunity to sample some unusual Peruvian fruits such as Lucma, Chirimoya and Passion Fruit. You will also get a lesson on the ingredients involved in making Chicha, a corn beer that has been an important part of Peruvian culture since Inca times.
Next we drive 20 minutes to visit a working farm in the Sacred Valley. Touring the farm lands, we will cut Alfafa to feed the guinea pigs and see first hand how Chicha is made. After such a busy morning you will be ready for the delicious picnic lunch that the family will have prepared, and we eat outside with views of the Sacred Valley all around us.
After lunch we drive to Ollantaytambo where we will visit the Inca ruins. Once the lodging of the Inca emperor Pachacutec this site later served as a military checkpoint for the Incas trying to protect the roads to Machu Picchu from the invading Spaniards. You will enjoy a guided tour of the terraced ruins, fountains and aqueducts and see storage houses that were used by the Incas to maximize winds to keep crops cool and preserved. After visiting the ruins we will have time to wander the streets of one of the oldest towns in Peru, where many 15th century Inca buildings still stand today.
We will have dinner in Ollantaytambo before boarding the train for a relaxing 2-hour journey to the town of Aguas Calientes, the base for our visit to Machu Picchu. As the train carves along the Sacred Valley floor, you will be surrounded by the most spectacular views and have plenty of photo opportunities.
Arriving in Aguas Calientes your guide will accompany to your hotel to check-in for a good nights sleep before our early start for Machu Picchu.
Duration: 7 hours
Stop At: Machu Picchu, Machu Picchu, Sacred Valley, Cusco Region
Our 2nd day starts early, as we want to arrive at the gates of Machu Picchu in time for the majestic sunrise over the Andes. This in itself is a once in a lifetime opportunity.
Your hotel will provide an early breakfast and your guide will pick you up to walk with you to the bus station where we catch the bus together to Machu Picchu. Driving for 45 minutes on a winding road upwards, you will see and feel the day beginning to break across the mountains.
Entering the Sacred Citadel for the first time is a memory that will stay with you forever. No amount of National Geographic photographs can do it justice! For many people, standing in the same place as the ancient Inca pilgrims is a truly spiritual experience.
There will be plenty of time to take photos before your guide begins a 2-3 hour guided tour. Experts in the history of the site, our guides and their stories provide the perfect complement to the magnificent ruins that surround you.
Taking a short break to rest and maybe enjoy a snack, there is an option to hike up to the Inka Bridge or to Inti Punku, the Sun Gate, which used to be the main entrance to Machu Picchu and offers spectacular views of the entire site. You will then have two hours of free time to explore on your own before taking the bus back down to Aguas Calientes.
We will have lunch together before taking a mid afternoon train back to Ollantaytambo or Poroy where you will have a private transfer back to your hotel in the Sacred Valley or Cusco.
Duration: 8 minutes
Departure Point :Traveler pickup is offered
Departure Time :7:00 AM
Return Detail :-
Hotel Pickup :
- Confirmation will be received at time of booking
- Not wheelchair accessible
- Please advise any specific dietary requirements at time of booking
- Vegetarian option is available, please advise at time of booking if required
- This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
- You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.
- All sales are final and incur 100% cancellation penalties.