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$479 Multi-day & Extended Tours

Sacred Valley, Machu Picchu 2-Day Tour by Train from Cusco

Day 1: Meet our guide between 7:35 to 7:45am in the lobby of your Cusco hotel and travel through the mountains to the Sacred Valley of the Incas. Relax and take in the spectacular views along the drive, including the World Heritage-listed Saqsaywaman citadel and Tambomachay, a historic series of aqueducts, canals, and waterfalls. The winding road descends 1,500 feet (457 meters) and travels alongside the sacred Urubamba River. Arrive at the village of Pisac, where you can visit the lively traditional market and perhaps pick up some souvenirs. Then continue to Pisac's Incan ruins, which lie atop a hill with stunning views over the valley. Stroll around the ancient temples, altars, baths, water fountains, and marvel at the inti watana, a volcanic outcrop carved known as a "hitching post for the sun." Climb back into your vehicle for the 40-minute journey to Urubamba, where you can enjoy a buffet lunch (own expense) before continuing on to the town of Ollantaytambo, another Inca archaeological site. Stroll around the temples, terraces, and storehouses under the watchful gaze of the Inca god Wiracocha, whose image is carved into Pinkuylluna Mountain overlooking Ollantaytambo. Later, board the train to Aguas Calientes, or Machu Picchu Town. On arrival, you will be collected from the station and taken to your 3-star hotel, where your guide will meet you for a short briefing ahead of your tour of Machu Picchu the following day.* Enjoy a private Cusco city tour (optional, if you chose it instead of Sacred valley tour on day 1) before taking the train to Aguas Calientes. Visit Saccsayhuaman, Qenqo, Pucapucara, Tambomachay, The Cathedral of Cusco, and the Koricacha. Later, transfer to Ollantaytambo and take the train to Aguas Calientes.Overnight at 3-star hotel Casa Andina Classic or SimilarDay 2: Machu Picchu - CuscoAfter a restful night's sleep and an early breakfast, board a bus to Machu Picchu with your guide, arriving in time for sunrise. Head to Huayna Picchu (own cost, need to be requested in advance), the mountain which rises over Machu Picchu, and follow the steep path to the summit for incredible views of the ancient city of the Incas below. You can complete this trek on your own, without a guide, in around 2-hours.  Return to Machu Picchu and re-join your guide for a 2-hour tour of this 15th-century Inca citadel, visiting the main plaza, the circular tower, the sacred solar clock, the royal quarters, the Temple of Three Windows, and various cemeteries. Afterwards, you will have some free time to relax and soak up the views before taking the bus back to Aguas Calientes for lunch (at own cost) and perhaps soothe your muscles with a dip in the hot springs (own cost). In the afternoon, take the train back to Ollantaytambo where tour driver will be waiting to take you back to your hotel in Cusco.

$59 Tours & Sightseeing

Sacred Valley, Pisac and Ollantaytamb Full-Day Tour from Cusco

ItineraryThis is a typical itinerary for this productStop At: Sacred Valley of the Incas, Cusco RegionDAY 1 : Sacred ValleyThe Sacred valley tour has perhaps one of the most representative and beautiful landscapes of Cusco. On this half day you will touring to the most important villages and Inca sites full of history. We will collect you at your local hotel in Cusco during the morning time around 08:30 am and travel towards Sacred Valley tour. On the way will be passing Sacsayhuaman and descend over the mountains to the majestic Urubamba River. Our first stop will be in Pisac village and visit its fantastic artisans market as well as the temple and architecture of Pisac dated from Inca times. On the Pisac artisans market, you will be having the opportunity in purchase any of the hand made crafts and textiles. The best to come is the visit to the Inca ruins in this valley of Pisac. We will head up on a private transport and to have also a panoramic view of this impressive and beautiful Sacred valley. There will be a guided tour to the Citadele of Pisac and see temples, homes, altars, carvings, tunnels, caves and the famous Intihuatana, "The hitching post of the sun". We have about 90 minutes to explore the ruins. It might be the case you prefer to stay in the Pisac market or around Pisac village instead of visiting the ruins, if that's the case, your have to let your guide know your intentions so he can organize a time and place to pick you up when returning through the market. Once we have finished visiting Pisac, then will continue in direccion to Urubamba towards Ollantaytambo but first will stop in the way to have a lunch break (not included). Ollantaytambo has a magnificent structure which is worthy to explore. During our Sacred Valley tour to the Ollantaytambo Inca site, we will be visiting the temple of the sun, as well as noticing enormous blocks of rock perfectly carved and polished, stone water fountains, stairs and terraces. Local people of Ollantaytambo are very proud on keeping their traditions and you will see them wearing beautifully typical dresses. This village is surrounded by their local sacred mountains and valley of Patacancha and Willoq. Finished our journey to Ollantaytambo, we will be visiting the famous church and archaeological site in Chincheros and then return to Cusco at about 18:30-19:00 hours.Duration: 8 hours

$40 Day Trips & Excursions

Sacred Valley Full-Day Tour with Pisac Market and Chinchero

Early in the morning you will be picked up from your hotel between 7:15am-8am, followed up by an excursion to the Urubamba Valley, the Sacred Valley of the Incas. Visit the Inca monuments around Pisac and the picturesque Indian Pisac Market, the shopping paradise of the Andes where bartering is still practiced. Enjoy the unique atmosphere together with a typical lunch.In the afternoon, while you pass through the Towns of Calca and Urubamba, you'll visit the Inca Fortress and Citadel of Ollantaytambo, built to guard the entrance to this part of the Valley, and protect it from possible invasion from the tribes in the Lower jungle. There you can walk through the quaint streets of the town and get a good idea how this strategic military, religious, and agricultural center was like during the era of the Inca Empire. On your way back to Cusco, you'll stop of at the picturesque Andean Village of Chinchero to visit the ruins of the Royal Hacienda of Tupac Inca Yupanqui. Admire a well-preserved Inca Wall in the Main Square and visit the beautiful Colonial temple built on Inca foundations, with interesting frescoes in the portico.Late in the afternoon (around 6:40pm), you will return to your selected hotel to spend the night. The evening is free-time, so feel free to stroll around the Main Square and enjoy the night atmosphere, trying a delicious Pisco Sour in some of the many pubs around the Square. Note: The visit to the Village of Chinchero depends on the time available.

$103 Private & Custom Tours

Sacred Valley: Chincheros, Ollantaytambo, Pisaq Private Tour

ItineraryThis is a typical itinerary for this productStop At: Complejo Arqueologico Chinchero, Chinchero, Cusco RegionHere we can admire the well-preserved Inka walls of the main square as well as the many altars. We will also visit the beautiful colonial church. Moving on we will participate in a wonderful introduction and learning experience of the art of Andean textiles.Duration: 2 hoursStop At: Archaeological Park Ollantaytambo, Ollantaytambo, Sacred Valley, Cusco RegionOllantaytambo is certainly one more Inca wonder. The archaeological site stands in a beautiful, highlands valley, and also, if you are looking for rustic, for typical, the site’s village will surely fulfill all your expectations.Duration: 1 hourStop At: Pisac Market, Pisac, Sacred Valley, Cusco RegionIn Pisaq we will visit the attractive ruins, built with breathtaking audacity by the Incas and then descend to the market at Pisaq before returning to Cusco, Duration: 2 hours

$32 Cultural & Theme Tours

Sacred Valley Full-Day Inca History, Culture Tour from Cusco

Your day of adventure through the Sacred Valley of the Incas begins when your guide picks you up at your Cusco hotel at 7:40am. Drive from Cusco through the Sacred Valley, passing through the ancient Inca sites of Saqsaywaman and Tambomachay before descending 1,500 feet to the valley floor. Stop in the village of Pisac, along the Urubamba, and visit a traditional market to buy some local souvenirs.Explore the Inca site of Pisac, taking in the stunning views over the valley. See ancient temples, residences, altars, channels, carvings, tunnels, caves, and the famous Intihuatana (“The hitching post of the Sun"). Relax in the vehicle during the 40-minute drive to your lunch stop in Urubamba. Enjoy a traditional Andean buffet lunch at your own expense, then continue your journey to Ollantaytambo.Marvel at the centuries-old, solid stone architecture and the where rock formation representing the Incan god Wiracocha before hopping back into your vehicle to return to Cusco via the high-mountain community of Chincheros. Visit the local market and a weaving house, where you'll see a demonstration on dyeing and weaving techniques. OPTION A: The tour concludes when you are returned to your Cusco hotel at approximately 6:00pm.OPTION B: The tour concludes in Ollantaytambo town OR Ollantaytambo train station at 4:00pm.

$450 Multi-day & Extended Tours

Overnight: Sacred Valley and Machu Picchu Tour

Day 1: Sacred Valley (L)A bus will pick you up in the morning from your Cusco hotel to begin your guided tour of the Sacred Valley of the Incas. Stop in the little town of Pisaq to experience its traditional handicraft market. Next, enjoy a buffet lunch in Urubamba before continuing to Ollantaytambo Fortres. Visit the tourist center of Ollantaytambo to see important archeological remains.After an afternoon of sightseeing in Ollantaytambo, catch the train for a scenic 1.5 hour journey to Aguas Calientes (Machu Picchu). Upon arrival, you will be picked up at the train station and transported to your hotel in Aguas Calientes. Your guide will meet you at the hotel to explain and prepare you for your upcoming tour of Machu Picchu.Overnight: Aguas Calientes (Machu Picchu)Day 2: Machu PicchuVery early in the morning, take a 20-minute bus ride from the hotel to climb to the citadel Machu Picchu. Discover the most important sites of Machu Picchu and learn about the “lost city of Incas” on a 2-hour tour narrated by a knowledgeable guide. Following the guided portion of your tour, enjoy some free time to explore Machu Picchu on your own or have lunch (own expense). Following your Machu Picchu adventure, return to Aguas Calientes by bus. Take a train from Aguas Calientes to Ollanta Train Station. Finally, catch a bus back to Cusco where your journey will end.