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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 RegionAt 8.30am, we pick you up from your hotel and take you to the start of the tour. We travel from Cusco, past Saqsaywaman over the mountains towards the Sacred Valley. We descend 1500 feet to the valley floor, where we find ourselves by the sacred Urubamba River and the village of Pisac. In Pisac, we stop to visit a traditional market, where you can browse and buy some local souvenirs if desired. We will spend about 30 minutes here.Then, we drive up to the ruins of Pisac. Here, we explore the extensive ruins whilst enjoying stunning views over the valley. You will be given a guided tour of the Citadel of Pisac, in which we will 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.For those who would prefer to spend more time in the market instead of visiting the ruins, advise your guide so he can organize a time and place to pick you up when returning through the market.We continue on towards Urubamba, where we make a stop (45 minutes) for lunch(not include). A 30 minute drive takes us to Ollantaytambo, which is surrounded by the sacred mountains. Here, we will spend about an hour. In Ollantaytambo, we get further exposure to Incan constructions, mainly the amazing temple of the sun, enormous blocks of rock perfectly carved and polished, stone water fountains, stairs and terraces. We also get to see the beauty of the local people in their traditional dress surrounded by the sacred mountains and Valley of Patacancha and Willoq.On our return, we make a quick (30 minute) visit to the famous church and archaeological site in Chincheros. We return to Cusco at about 6:30-7pm.Duration: 10 hours

$40 Day Trips & Excursions

Sacred Valley Full-Day Tour with Pisac Market and Chinchero

ItineraryThis is a typical itinerary for this productStop At: Sacred Valley of the Incas, Cusco RegionNamed as the main supplier of food of the Inca Empire, the Sacred Valley sits on the banks of the Urubamba River. This river has its beginnings in the Vilcanota River,namewhich comes from the Quechua word Willcamayu (Holy River).Duration: 10 hoursStop At: Pisac, Pisac, Sacred Valley, Cusco RegionNational Archeological Park is made up of groups of archeological remains in which terraces, aqueducts, paths that are associated to walls and gates, water channels, cemeteries, bridges, etc.Duration: 1 hourStop At: Archaeological Park Ollantaytambo, Ollantaytambo, Sacred Valley, Cusco RegionIs the best surviving example of Inca city planning, with narrow cobblestone streets that have been continuously inhabited since the 13th century.Duration: 10 hours

$103 Cultural & Theme 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.