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Experience the best of the Sacred Valley of the Incas and Machu Picchu on this exclusive two day locally guided tour with us. This is one of our signature tours designed by our travel experts to offer you the best of the Inca sites on a two day tour from Cusco.
Machu Picchu and the Sacred Valley of the Incas held a great prominence back during the Inca civilization. Your trip to Peru will certainly be incomplete without a visit to these alluring sites to get an introduction to the Inca empire.
Sacred Valley Machu Picchu two day tour begins with a transfer from your hotel in Cusco to Sacred Valley. Accompanied by an English speaking licensed local tour guide, you will be getting a detailed introduction to Inca civilization.
To enhance your experience, we will be serving you a traditional Andean meal for lunch at a local restaurant in Urubamba. Since Urubamba is recognised as the heart of the Sacred Valley of the Incas for its centric location and favorable climate, there are plenty of farms here. You will be relishing a farm fresh food for lunch here.
The first day of the Sacred Valley and Machu Picchu Tour culminates with a scenic journey by train to Aguas Calientes where we will be accommodating you in an ensuite hotel room.
The second day of the Sacred Valley Machu Picchu tour is dedicated to a visit to the iconic Inca citadel, Machu Picchu. Our local expert will be giving you a two hours guided tour of the complex.
Your two day Sacred Valley and Machu Picchu tour experience culminates with a train ride back to Cusco.
Join us as a solo traveler or in a group to move back in time and locally experience the traditions and culture of the Incas on this two day Sacred Valley and Machu Picchu tour from Cusco.
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Cusco Hotel Transfer
Your epic Sacred Valley and Machu Picchu tour begins with an early morning transfer from your hotel in Cusco. We will be embarking on a 45 minutes drive to Chinchero in the Sacred Valley of the Incas.
Home to renowned Andean textile weavers, here we will begin our visit with a short stop at a local weaving center. You will witness the extraction of wool from Llamas and Alpacas and then how they process the wool to knit their renowned handicrafts.
After witnessing this, we will be giving you a guided tour of the Inca site here where a white washed church stands today. During the Inca civilization, Pachacutec the Inca emperor, built his summer palace here which was torn down on Spanish conquest and the church that stands today, was built on its remains.
Among all sites in the Sacred Valley of the Icas, Chinchero has the most fertile soil. You will also get an insight into the Incas innovative farming methods here.
Our next stop on this tour will be in a nearby village of Moray. Home to the circular farming terraces dug in the ground. These terraces have different levels and each level has different temperatures. The Incas used this as an agricultural laboratory to determine the best weather condition needed to grow a crop.
Continuing our Sacred Valley and Machu Picchu tour, we will be visiting the renowned and the most photographed Salt mines. These geometric pools are built on a slope of a hill and have been existing since the Pre Inca times.
Salt farmers here continue the traditional Solar Evaporation method. They let in natural spring water from the neighboring hot springs into these pools and wait for it to evaporate. When it does, it leaves behind crystals of salt which are manually scrapped out.
Salt here is pinkish in color and has a distinct taste.
Once you have had the fill of these alluring sites, we will be driving to Urubamba. Here, we will be stopping at a local restaurant to relish a buffet lunch. Restaurants here are owned and managed by local farmers so you can be assured to relish a farm fresh meal for lunch.
After lunch, we will be driving you to Ollantaytambo, former administrative capital of the Incas. This beautiful town is snuggled between two hills, each home to an Inca ruin. We will be visiting the temple of the Incas here.
This architecturally stunning place was sacred to the Incas. We will be visiting the remains of the main plaza and some ceremonial sites here. This was the very place where the infamous battle of Ollantaytambo was fought between Manco Inca and Hernando Pizarro the Spanish conquistador in 1531.
Although the Incas won the battle, fearing for a much stronger attack they abandoned this place and seeked asylum in Vilcabamba, jungle in Peru.
After the Sacred Valley tour, we will be driving you to Ollantaytambo train station. Here you will be boarding the tourist train to Aguas Calientes.
The one and a half hour ride offers staggering views of snow capped peaks as the train would snake down through the remote villages to Aguas Calientes in the Amazon.
Once in Aguas Calientes, our representative will meet you on arrival and will accommodate you in an ensuite hotel room for the night.
We will begin the second day of the Sacred Valley and Machu Picchu tour early in the morning. After having breakfast at your hotel, you will be boarding the 25 minute bus up the hill to the entrance of Machu Picchu.
Our tour guide will meet you here and will assist you in entering the citadel. Your Machu Picchu ticket will be verified here against your original passport here by the local authorities.
Once inside, you will witness the rays of the rising sun shimmering on the Inca walls here. Our two hours guided tour to Machu Picchu would begin with a brief Introduction to the citadel.
We will be visiting the remains of the main square, ceremonial sites, temples, royal quarters, sundial clock and more. After this immersive guided tour, you will have some free time to explore the citadel or simply sit and soak in the views.
If you have booked to climb Huayna Picchu or Machu Picchu mountain, our tour guide will be directing you to the respective trail head.
Alternatively, you can hike to the Sun gate. You won’t need any permit and it’s free of cost. This is the point of entrance to the citadel for those hiking the Inca Trail to Machu Picchu. You will get a panoramic view of the citadel snuggled between Machu Picchu Huayna Picchu peaks.
After the tour, we will be taking the bus back down to Aguas Calientes. Here we will have some free time so you can soak in the waters of the natural hot springs here or have lunch at one of the local restaurants.
At 0400 PM, we will be taking the tourist train back to Ollantaytambo. Our representative will meet you on arrival and will transfer you back to your hotel in Cusco. We will be reaching Cusco by 09:30 PM.