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Machu Picchu Sacred Valley 2 Day Tour


Machu Picchu and Sacred Valley 2 day tour

Sacred Valley and Machu Picchu tours 2 days– Machu Picchu and the Sacred Valley are two of Peru’s most famous landmarks. On your trip to Machu Picchu, you may enjoy the Andean culture, the most magnificent and stunning Inca monuments in the Sacred Valley of the Incas, as well as its amazing landscapes and bohemian lifestyle. The Sacred Valley and Machu Picchu Tour is ideal for people with limited time who like to experience as much of the Sacred Valley of the Incas as possible, either by taking the Pisac or Chinchero route. Above all, accompanied by an English-speaking experienced local guide.


This wonderful Tour of Sacred Valley and Machu Picchu by Train in 2 Days from Cusco is a once-in-a-lifetime experience for any traveler who wants to delve deep into the ancient essence of the Inca culture, exploring some of the most intriguing destinations on the planet in the midst of rugged mountains northeast of Cusco before delighting amazing tour to one of the new seven wonders of the world Machu Picchu — one of the finest not only in Peru but also in the entire Americas.


Prepare to discover the Sacred Valley of the Incas on our Machu Picchu trip and enjoy the greatest tourist destination in the world with the best crew, in a small group with private transport. This journey will also introduce you to the communities of The Sacred Valley of the Incas, including Pisac, Urubamba, and Ollantaytambo. You will be astounded by spectacular, panoramic vistas of the Sacred Valley and Machu Picchu’s most mystifying locations. All arrangements have been made for you; all you need are hiking boots and the desire to enjoy the finest trip ever.


What to see in this 2-day tour to Machu Picchu & Sacred Valley

  • You will have a great chance to witness the sunrise over Machu Picchu if you plan to visit it during the dry season.
  • Explore pre-Colombian religious sites and other sites in the Sacred Valley.
  • Meet Andean artisans to understand Peru’s deep cultural roots.
  • You will see a series of picturesque villages, ancient Inca rice terraces, and seven new world villages.
  • Comfortable round-trip transportation by bus and train.
  • Get a local perspective from a guide  you might not miss on your own
  • Witness the incredible Andes mountains and stunning views.
  • Travel along the world’s most beautiful railway lines parallel to the Urubamba River.


Itinerary for the Two-Day Train Tour of the Sacred Valley and Machu Picchu

As Peru’s Sacred Valley, also known as Urubamba Valley, is a vast valley of incomparable beauty and storied land that stretches from Cusco to Machu Picchu, with small towns and ancient Inca archaeological sites, one day is not enough to see all of the valley’s highlights, so we have divided it into two options for you to visit and enjoy it properly. Choose the Sacred Valley itinerary that fits your vacation plans the best from the two available options. The Sacred Valley is home to incomparable splendor and Inca treasures.


Option 01: Via Pisac (Alpaca farm, Pisac ruins, Pisac market and Ollantaytambo).

We will pick you up from your hotel lobby at 07:00 am in Cusco for your 2-day Machu Picchu and Sacred Valley tour. Then we’ll take towards Pisac. We will visit Awana Cancha where you see (Alpacas, Lamas, Vicuña, and Huanacos), Pisac archaeological site, Pisac market, and Ollantaytambo archaeological site. Halfway there we will have lunch at Urubamba, after lunch can visit the brewery (optional) and then visit the Ollantaytambo archaeological center. After touring Ollantaytambo, we will catch the train to Aguas Calientes at 3:37 or 7:30 pm, subject to availability. After arriving in Aguas Calientes, we will check in at the hotel, overnight in Aguas Calientes town.


Option 02: Via Chinchero(Chinchero, Maras, Moray, Salt mines, and Ollantaytambo)

To start the 2-Day Sacred Valley and Machu Picchu Tour from Cusco by Chinchero, we will also pick you up at 07:00 from your hotel. The tour begins with a visit to the Chinchero textile center, the famous colonial-style church, and archaeological ruins. Here, we will visit a local family at Chinchero town where you will be given a demonstration of the Andean textiles that have been passed down to all of them from generations since Inca times. You will also have the opportunity to shop from the local families.



Then, we drive over dirt roads to the ruins of Moray through lush agricultural fields and small rural communities with spectacular views of snowcapped peaks. After visiting Moray, we will head to the town of Moray to enjoy lunch (Not included). Following lunch, we continue our way to Maras Salt Ponds. Here your tour guide explains how salt is harvested and the importance of salt for economic exchange since Inca times. Each town offers its own unique view of life and traditions established long ago.



Finally, we visit the impressive ruins overlooking the ancient village of Ollantaytambo. These magnificent ruins serve as an outpost that dominates the village, and if you are up for the short climb, offer an incredible view of the Sacred Valley. During the height of the Inca Empire, the ruins were the royal domain of Emperor Pachacuti and later an important stronghold of the Manco Inca Yupanqui during the last Inca revolt against the Spaniards.


Machu Picchu & Sacred Valley 2 Days tour

The village of Ollantaytambo has some interesting little architectural features that you shouldn’t miss. For example, in some side streets, you will find a solid head like a drain hose. Combined with the village’s history and ruins, these features make this town a prime destination in the Sacred Valley.



After touring the Sacred Valley of the Incas, we enjoyed dinner (not included) at Ollantaytambo town before catching the 7 pm train. The train ride to Aguas Calientes takes less than two hours. Upon arrival at Aguas Calientes, you will check into your beautiful and comfortable hotel room. Your guide will then tell you the schedule of your visit to Machu Picchu the next day.


Day 02: Machu Picchu – Cusco

This is the Magical Day to Machu Picchu! After an early breakfast at your hotel, you’ll catch one of the first buses to Machu Picchu to watch the sunrise. It’s a really great site and not something you want to miss! Your guide will take you on the full tour, which takes about two hours. You will see all the most important parts of Machu Picchu including the Temple of the Sun, the Temple of the Condors, the Temple of the Three Windows, the Sundial, the Quarry, and the Inca House. You’ll also discover how Machu Picchu is divided into three zones: agricultural, residential, and religious.



After your tour, those who pre-book an additional hike to Huayna Picchu or Mount Machu Picchu will have time to enjoy these views to themselves. Once you have marveled at the extraordinary views of Machu Picchu, you’ll get off the bus back to Aguas Calientes for lunch (not included). Depending on the train departure time, you may also have time to shop, visit, or visit a museum or hot spring. Your train will leave at 2:55 or 3:20 pm.



The train takes you back to Ollantaytambo, along the spectacular Urubamba River. Near Aguas Calientes, the narrow gorge and river have some beautiful stretches of white water. You can also see the Wiñay Wayna from the train, if you look up at the steep canyon wall! Returning to Ollantaytambo, your driver will meet you at the exit of the train station to take you back to your hotel in Cusco our transportation will take you to your Hotel.



What’s Included for a Tour of the Sacred Valley and Machu Picchu

  • Briefing one day before your tour starts at Hotel
  • Professional English/Spanish speaking  guide
  • Comfortable private transportation, with a professional driver
  • Transportation from your hotel to the Inca Ruins in the Sacred Valley
  • All admission tickets to Inca Ruins and archaeological sites for sightseeing
  • Round trip train ticket: ticket Expedition Peru Rail Service
  • Hotel: This tour includes a 1-night stay at a 3-star hotel in Aguas Calientes with breakfast (for 2 people), subject to availability. It is also possible to book this tour without hotel
  • Roundtrip bus ticket from Aguas Calientes to Machu Picchu
  • Guided tour for 2 hours in Machu Picchu.
  • Transportation to Cusco and to your hotel.

Not Included.

  • Entrance ticket to Huayna Picchu
  • Upgrade to Vistadome train with Peru Rail $55 dollars
  • Food


What you need to bring for the 2-day tour of the Sacred Valley and Machu Picchu

  •  Original passport (the same passport you sent us to purchase your Machu Picchu admission ticket)
  • A good quality backpack (and small)
  • Change of clothes for the second day (long-sleeve shirt to avoid sunburn)
  • Wear comfortable shoes or running shoes set (if you have waterproof boots, great)
  • Hat and sunglasses to protect you from the sun
  • Raincoat or jacket (please note that it can still rain during the dry season)
  • Equipment photo with a backup battery
  • Drinking water
  • Fleece or coat
  • Basic toiletries
  • Sunscreen
  • Mosquito repellent
  • Extra money for lunch, snacks, souvenirs


Best Time

Machu Picchu is open year-round, with October to April being the official rainy season. The heaviest rains are in February, which is also when the Inca trails are closed because landslides are possible and the experience for hikers will not be very good, but also when you will have The stronghold is almost to itself, but it can rain year-round. The peak tourist season is July and August, as part of the dry season, you will join thousands of other visitors in long lines to enter the ruins and catch the bus. Peruvians are free to enter Machu Picchu on Sundays, so crowds will be larger on Sundays.



Bad news, there are no toilets or eateries in Machu Picchu. Make sure to use the bathroom before entering the venue. It is located right in front of the entrance and has a two-stand rack.


Food and Drink

When it comes to food and water, bring your own. The ticket says it’s forbidden to eat inside this area, but you can bring some snacks with you, just try not to overeat, and it doesn’t say you shouldn’t throw it away. Also,  bring your water in reusable water bottles or canteens, as Machu Picchu is trying to fight single-use plastic bottles.

Important Things You Should Know

  • Under the new rules, you can only stay in the Machu Picchu area for four hours, but it is nearly impossible to enforce this rule unless visitors are harassed the whole time by people security guards who should ask them repeatedly. The time they arrive (this rule should be stricter).
  • When visiting Machu Picchu, you must bring your passport, as you will need your passport to enter the venue.
  • With a standard Machu Picchu admission ticket, you will not be allowed to return after exiting, even if you do not spend the allotted 4 hours on each ticket. However, following the path through the ruins usually does not take hours. A full guided tour usually lasts only 2-3 hours.
  • With a ticket for Machu Picchu Mount Machu Picchu and Mount Machu Picchu Huayna Picchu, you can head out after hiking to buy water and use the bathroom, then return with your guide to visit the city.

Machu Picchu & Sacred Valley 2 Days tour

  • Be careful with selfies and jump shots, as they are the cause of most accidents in the mountains.
  • Park rangers invite you to withdraw from Mount Huayna Picchu  at 12:30pm and from Mount Machu Picchu  at 12pm.
  • Lightweight training or walking shoes are strongly recommended.
  • Strong insect repellent recommended.
  • Machu Picchu is a one-of-a-kind site, and if you want, you can get a rather strange stamp on your passport.
  • Prohibited items are not allowed inside Machu Picchu
  • Walking sticks unless the person needs them.
  • It is also forbidden to enter Machu Picchu by drone, climbing pole, tripod or selfie stick. Elderly people can carry a cane, but with a rubber end, not a metal one.
  • Professional cameras are not allowed. Licenses for professional cameras cost up to $300, so avoid bringing a pro camera to save money.
  • You cannot enter Machu Picchu with your travel backpack. Only smaller models are allowed, so leave your backpack in Aguas Calientes at your hotel.



We provide several choices to meet your requirements. The pricing is per individual.

Request our seasonal and last-minute booking discounts.

If the hotel you choose is not on our list, please request a quote and we will respond immediately.

Price: U$400.00 Per person, the tours is in group service.