Inca Trail Special Service

2 day Tour Machu Picchu Sacred Valley - Sacred Valley Machu Picchu 2

Description

Embark on a historical adventure on our exclusive 2 Day Sacred Valley and Machu Picchu tour from Cusco. This immersive tour takes you to all the prime archaeological sites of the Inca empire in just one trip.

The Inca sites in the Sacred Valley of the Incas played a vital role during the Inca civilization. Farming was Incas main occupation. The soil and weather in the valley favored them which is why they considered the place as sacred. 

The sites in the Sacred Valley of the Incas is a true testament to their advancement in farming. 

For instance, in Moray, they built a circular farming terrace with different levels of depressions. Each level has a different temperature. The Incas used this place as an agricultural laboratory to determine the best weather needed to grow a crop. 

Our 2 Day Sacred Valley Machu Picchu tour begins with an immersive tour of all the prime sites of the Sacred Valley of the Incas. You will get an insight into Inca civilization and Andean traditions. 

To make your experience more authentic, we will be serving you buffet lunch in Urubamba.

After the Sacred Valley Tour, you will embark on a scenic train ride to Aguas Calientes village, gateway to Machu Picchu. Here we will be accommodating you in an ensuite hotel room for the night.

On the second day of the Sacred Valley Machu Picchu tour, you will be visiting the Inca citadel of Machu Picchu with a local tour guide.

Please note that if you desire to hike to Huayna Picchu or Machu Picchu mountain, it is highly recommended that you secure your permit in advance. Just as the Inca Trail to Machu Picchu, authorities have imposed restrictions on hiking to these sacred peaks. Permits are often booked months in advance. 

Overview

2 day Tour Machu Picchu Sacred Valley Overview

  • Day 1 Cusco – Sacred Valley of the Incas – Aguas Calientes
  • Day 2 Aguas Calientes – Machu Picchu – Cusco

Itinerary

Day 1 Cusco – Sacred Valley of the Incas – Aguas Calientes

Your epic two day tour Machu Picchu and Sacred Valley from Cusco starts with a morning transfer (0700 AM) from your hotel in Cusco. 

Chinchero:

We will be driving for 45 minutes to Chinchero. Often referred to as the birthplace of the Rainbow, Chinchero is home to renowned Andean Textile weavers. There is a white washed church perched on top which was once a summer palace of Inca emperor Pachacutec. On Spanish conquest, they demolished the palace and built the church on its remains.

After a brief introduction to the Andean traditions and Inca’s history, we will be driving you to Maras.

Maras Salt Mines:

Home to Salt mines, Maras salt is pinkish in color. Locals still practice their ancient traditions and their ancestors. They let in natural spring waters into the geometric shaped salt puddles and wait for the water to evaporate. When it does they manually scrape out salt from here.

Our tour guide will be explaining the salt farming methods in detail as you will soak into the immersive view here.

Moray Farming Terrace:

We will then drive you to Moray. The circular farming terrace was used as an agricultural laboratory by the Incas. Thanks to this, Peru now produces over 800 varieties of potatoes.

Urubamba:

Our next stop will be in Urubamba. This is often referred to as the heart of the Sacred Valley of the Incas. Primarily because of its centric location. There are many farmlands here.

We will be stopping for lunch in Urubamba. You will relish a farm fresh meal here.

Ollantaytambo:

After lunch, we will be driving you to Ollantaytambo. This was the former administrative capital of the Incas. This serene village is tucked amidst two peaks, each home to Inca ruins.

The remains of the Inca temple here is a prominent site. To Incas, it was the most sacred site. In 1537, it turned to be a deadly battle ground when the Spanish troops led by Hernando Pizzaro tried to conquer Ollantaytambo.

Although the Incas under Manco Inca’s rule won the battle, they were certain about a following major attack using more strong forces by the Spanish troops. Fearing their lives, the Incas left the place and took asylum in the jungle, Vilcabamba.  

After an immersive tour of the complex, we will be driving you to the train station. Here you will be boarding the train to Aguas Calientes. The two hours train journey offers stunning views of the snow capped peaks as you will be leaving Ollantaytambo.

The views and the weather changes drastically as you approach Aguas Calientes. It gets much warmer.

We will be accommodating you in an ensuite hotel room in Aguas Calientes. As the name suggests, Aguas Calientes is famous for its hot springs. You can spend the evening soaking in the thermal waters here. 

Day 2 Aguas Calientes – Machu Picchu – Ollantaytambo – Cusco

Your second day of theSacred Valley and Machu Picchu tour begins with an early morning breakfast at the hotel. We will be transferring you by bus to the entrance of Machu Picchu citadel, it takes 25 minutes. Once at the entrance of the citadel, once again your Machu Picchu tickets will be verified against your original passport.

As you enter the citadel, you will witness the shimmering rays of the sun beaming on the walls of the citadel. A blanket of cloud would clear and unveil the emblematic Inca citadel, Machu Picchu to you.

Our two hours guided tour of the complex would begin with a brief introduction to the Inca empire. We will be visiting some of the prime areas of the complex like the main square, farming terraces, remiss of the royal quarters and ceremonial sites and more. 

Once you have had your fill of the complex, you will have some free time to soak in the views and immerse in the energy of Machu Picchu.

If you have booked to climb to Huayna Picchu or Machu Picchu mountain, our tour guide will be directing you to the respective entrance.

After the immersive tour of Machu Picchu, we will be taking the bus back down to Aguas Calientes town. You will have the afternoon to yourself. You can stop by one of the local restaurants for lunch or simply visit the narrow cobbled stoned streets and shop for souvenirs. 

In the evening, we will be taking the train back to Ollantaytambo. It will be a two hour ride. Once in Ollantaytambo, our representative will meet you on arrival and will transfer you back to your hotel in Cusco. We will be reaching Cusco by 0900 PM.

Includes

Includes

  • Professional English Speaking Tour Guide
  • Assistant Tour Guide for groups of 9+
  • Buffet Lunch in Urubamba
  • Transport from Cusco to Sacred Valley and Ollantaytambo and back
  • Pick-up from Plaza San Francisco
  • Buffet Lunch in Urubamba
  • Train from Ollantaytambo to Aguas Calientes and back
  • Return transportation by train and bus to Cusco
  • 1 Breakfast
  • 3 Star Hotel in Aguas Calientes town
  • Oxygen bottle
  • First aid kit
  • Entrance ticket to Machu Picchu
  • Return bus from Machu Picchu to Aguas Calientes

2 day Tour Machu Picchu Sacred Valley Does not include

  • Breakfast on Day 1, Lunch on day 2 and Dinner on day 1 and 2
  • Entrance to Huayna Picchu Mountain
  • Tips
  • Travel Insurance – you are strongly recommended to take out travel insurance for the duration of your trip.

Recommendations

Recommendations

What you need to take

  • Original Passport
  • Student Card (if you are a student and have booked in advance to qualify for the discount)
  • Sleeping bag (can be hired from us).
  • Walking boots
  • Waterproof jacket / rain poncho
  • Warm jacket, hat and gloves
  • T-shirts
  • Sun hat & sunglasses
  • Sun cream (factor 35 or higher)
  • Personal medication
  • Camera and film

Price

Prices

  • 2 people US$  per person
  • 3 people US$  per person
  • 4 people US$  per person
  • 5 people US$  per person
  • 6 people+ US$  per person

IMPORTANT: price depends on number of people in your group (more people  pay less).

Discounts:

Student Discount: US$20 (Requires Univeristy Card to qualify)
Under 18’s Discount: US$20

Cancellations:

  • Deposit sent for is Non-Refundable nor transferable to any other date, person or tour (According to Inca Trail and Machu Picchu Regulations).
  • Sanctuary Preks Peru be notified of any changes or cancellations to your trip as soon as you are aware of them, via e-mail so that we do not incur expenses not covered by deposit.
  • Once final balance has been paid, we will not be able to refund your trek payment in the case of cancellations. There will, however, be parts of your trip that you are able to use (Machu Picchu entrance fee, 1 train ticket, 1 bus ticket).
  • A claim letter for your insurance company can also be provided by us upon request.
  • Porter service hired can Not be cancelled (a fee is paid for booking this service).

Galería

  • Maras Salt Mines
  • Maras Salt Mines
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  • Sacred Valley Tour Full Day
  • Inca Trail Special Service 5 Days
  • Inca Trail Special Service 5 Days, 2 day Tour Machu Picchu Sacred Valley

Sanctuary treks Peru is a fully licensed whit a lot of experience and professional tour operator around to Cusco, Peru. We offer a variety of treks and tours all over Peru, including the Inca Trail and a variety of alternative treks to Machu Picchu and traditional tours.

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