Get to know the culture and history of the Incas on a 2-day tour from Cusco. Spend the first day at the Sacred Valley, and then spend a full day at the spectacular ruins of Machu Picchu. Ride the train to the "Lost City of the Incas" from Aguas Calientes.
What to Expect
Immerse yourself in the fascinating culture and history of the Inca Empire on a 2-day tour to the Sacred Valley and Machu Picchu. Spend the first day exploring the fertile land of the Sacred Valley, and enjoy an overnight stay in Aguas Calientes. Wake early for a full day in the "Lost City" of Machu Picchu.
Day 1: Sacred Valley
Spend the day exploring the Sacred Valley, appreciated by the Incas for its special geographical and climatic qualities. Discover how it was one of the Inca Empire's main points for the extraction of natural wealth, and one of the most important areas for maize production in Peru. Start with a visit to the impressive fortress of Pisac. Continue to the colonial village at the base of the ruin, where you will go to an artisan market full of handmade products. Enjoy a typical lunch in Urubamba, before heading to the picturesque village of Ollantaytambo, site of another large Inca ruin. Transfer to the train station for a 2-hour rail journey to Aguas Calientes, where you will spend the night at your overnight accommodation.
Day 2: Machu Picchu
Rise early in the morning to board a minibus that will take you to the citadel of Machu Picchu. Discover the "Lost City of the Incas" and marvel at its renowned examples of Inca architecture. Visit the Main Plaza, Circular Tower, Sacred Sun Dial, Royal Quarters and Temple of the Three Windows, along with the remains of houses, warehouses and the site of a large central square. Connected by narrow roads and steps that are surrounded by terraces cut into the mountain side, Machu Picchu is a site that will linger in your memory for a long time. Enjoy some free time to explore the sanctuary on your own before returning to Ollantayambo by train. Here, a bus will be waiting to take you back to Cusco.
- Pick-up from downtown Cusco hotels only (or in Plaza Regocijo)
- Drop off in Plaza Regocijo
- Bilingual guides
- Sacred Valley tour
- Train from Ollantaytambo to Aguas Calientes (19:00)
- Accommodation in Aguas Calientes (private room in a 3-star hotel)
- Entrance to Machu Picchu
- Train from Aguas Calientes to Ollantaytambo (18:35)
- Bus from Ollantaytambo to Cusco
- Tourist ticket
- Lunch in the Sacred Valley
What's Not Included
- Bus tickets in Machu Picchu (56 soles)
- Tips for the guides
Know Before You Go
• Please provide the name of your hotel in Cusco for the briefing with your guide