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Sacsayhuaman, Valle Sagrado con Machu Picchu

2 Days / 1 Nights

SUMMARY

Enjoy this out of the ordinary tour, a specially prepared itinerary to not miss the most wonderful places of Cusco, this tour is designed for those people who do not have much time and just want to visit the most important of Cusco. Visit the huge stones in Sacsayhuaman, get lost in the labyrinths of Qenqo accompanied by an expert guide who will explain you the mummification process of the Incas. Visit the camelid center where you can see the Llama, Alpaca, Vicuña and Guanaco in addition to learning how to recognize or differ, enjoy a delicious lunch in an exclusive and privileged place with an exceptional view of the sacred valley, then get ready to visit the wonderful archaeological center of Pisac, finally get ready to climb the 350 steps of Ollantaytambo before going to Machu Picchu.

 

Price: 489 Per Person

Sacsayhuaman, Sacred Valley with Machu Picchu; 2 days 1 night.
  • Type of Tour: Cultural, Natural. (With 1-night hotel in Machu Picchu Pueblo)
  • Duration: 2 days 1 night
  • Start time: 07:50 am
  • End time: 20:15 pm
  • Maximum elevation point: 3800 masl (Ccorao pass)
  • Difficulty:Easy
  • What we visited: Sacsayhuaman, Qenqo, Alpacas Center, Pisac, Ollantaytambo and Machu Picchu

by booking this tour your are planting 1 tree at an indiginous community of Cusco.

ITINERARY

DAY 01: Sacsayhuaman – Qenqo – Tambomachay – Camelids Center – Pisac – Urubamba.

We will pass by your hotel at 07:50 am with our private car, before leaving the hotel your guide will remind you of all the implements you need for this 2 day 1-night tour to Machu Picchu. We will travel 15 minutes to the outskirts of the city of Cusco and we will arrive at Sacsayhuaman. A great temple dedicated to lightning, which at the time of the rebellion was used as a fort by Manco Inca and since then, called The fortress Sacsayhuaman. Your guide will explain the whole history of Sacsayhuaman. Just 5 minutes from this place is another wonderful place called Qenqo, which means “Labyrinth” A sacred place where the process of mummification of the Inca kings was practiced. You will be able to visit the ceremonial table that was used for this Process. After finishing our tour in Qenqo we will continue our trip to the conservation center of the Camelids where you can approach, feed and even take a llama selfie. Once we have finished our experience in this place we will continue our trip for 10 more minutes until we reach the exclusive and only restaurant with an amazing view to the Sacred Valley. You will enjoy a delicious lunch while enjoying an exclusive and unique view of the sacred valley.

Once finished our lunch we will continue our trip to Pisac where our expert guide in the history of the Incas will explain you about this wonderful place that is considered the biggest after Machu Picchu. You will have time to walk around and enjoy beautiful views of the surrounding valley. At the end of our visit to Pisac Ruins, we will return to the town of Pisac, considered the largest craft market in Peru.

We will finish our first day tour by 17 pm at the hotel so you will have time to rest and relax.

DAY 02: Traditional Chicheria – Ollantaytambo – Machu Picchu (World Wonder) – Return to Cusco.

This is one of the most important days of your stay in Cusco. Finally, we will visit the world wonder, the sacred city of the Incas, Unesco’s cultural and natural heritage; Machu Picchu

We will pick you up from the hotel at 08:30 am and we will drive 10 minutes until a traditional Chicheria (place where local people make Inca Beer) we will learn how this ancient beverage it’s made and about the local traditions and costumes of the sacred valley of the Incas, then we will go to visit Ollantaytambo which is another place that you have to visit if you are in Cusco, this is an amazing and beautiful fortress that was used by Manco Inca to fight against the Spaniards. After enjoying this wonderful place with a private guide we will go to the train station that leaves at 12:36 pm. It will be an unforgettable journey of 1 and a half hours with amazing views on the way, snowed picks, huge granite mountains covered with trees and amazing flora and fauna along the canyon that the train track goes through. The train that we use is The 360º, which has glass roof and big glass windows to enjoy much better the amazing views on the road. Your will have lunch included on board the train so this will be a unique experience.

Once you arrive to Aguas Calientes or Machu Picchu town you will go directly to the restaurant to have a buffet lunch, then you will go to Machu Picchu with your tour guide where you will have a private guided tour in to this amazing and magic lost city of the Incas, the guide will take you to the best view points for your pictures, visit the temple of the sun, temple of the Pacha Mama, Inca house, chacana temple, the Intihuatana, the temple of the condor, etc. In our Tour to Machu Picchu, we made the most complete route so you do not miss any place, you will have time to take your pictures, enjoy beautiful views, etc. The advantage of visiting Machu Picchu in the afternoon it is that is not as crowded as in the morning so you will have Machu Picchu almost empty, just for yourself.

At the entrance do not forget to use the toilets for the last time since there are no toilets inside Machu Picchu.

Once you have finished your Machu Picchu Tour, you must go down to Machu Picchu Pueblo get on your train that will leave at 19:00 pm to Ollantaytambo, our staff will be waiting for you with your car to transfer you to your hotel in Cusco or Sacred Valley

INCLUSIONS

Included

  • Professional Guide – We have the best selection of guides, all graduated from the national university of Cusco and grown up in this region with a deep love and passion for teaching their culture. They are fun but professional and will make sure you are safe and happy.
  •  Tourist transport. – We use clean and new vehicles for all our services, with professional drivers that guarantee you a safe trip. Our drivers are constantly trained in prudent driving and customer service.
  • Pick up from the hotel. – Our service includes pick up from your hotel to start the tour, pick up time will be confirmed according to the location of your hotel, at the end of the tour we will also leave you back at your hotel. (Our service does not include pick up of AIRBNB type houses because many do not have a clear name or address), in that case we will coordinate a place and time to pick up.
  • Meals. – The lunch that we include the first day is in an exclusive place that has a privileged view of the sacred valley, you can enjoy the view while enjoying your lunch. Dinner will be by your own and breakfast on the second day is included in your hotel lunch in the second day it is included and it will be in Machu Picchu Pueblo before going to Machu Picchu Ruins.
  •  Train Tickets. – The train ticket included is The Voyager, however, you can make an Up Grade to a 360 º train that has windows on the roof to enjoy the beautiful views on the road. This has an additional cost of $. $ 49 per person and is subject to availability.
  • 1 Night hotel 3 ***. – For this tour we include a 3 *** hotel called San Agustin or another of similar category according to the advance of your reservation.  The price of this tour is based on a double or matrimonial room, if you want a single room you must add $. $ 35, or if you want to book a hotel on your own, you will have a discount of $ 35 from the final price of the tour.
  • Bus tickets. – It is 25 minutes from the Town to Machu Picchu and 25 minutes from Machu Picchu to the town.
  • Entrance fees to Machu Picchu. We will purchase your ticket according the train you take, because since January of 2019 your entrance to Machu Picchu and the Train tickets must co-opt.
  • Private transfer from Ollantaytambo to Cusco. – Upon arrival at the Ollantaytambo train station our staff will be waiting for you with a car only for our group to transfer you to your hotel in Cusco or Sacred Valley.
  • Permanent Assistance. – We want all the activities you do in our destination to be unique, unforgettable and safe, so you will always have an assigned personal assistant who will be in constant communication with you.

Not included

  • Entrance tickets of the first day. – Many of the archaeological sites of Cusco and Sacred Valley accept the Tourist Ticket of Cusco (BTC) that you can buy it in the first place of visit and we will help you in the purchase, just be sure to take money in cash and in soles. The general BTC that gives access to 16 attractions of Cusco including those we visited in this tour, has a cost of S /. 130 soles per person and a duration of 10 days, if you also have a tour in Cusco, Maras Moray or have planned to stay in Cusco for several days, it will serve as it also has some Cusco Museums included in the ticket.
  • Flights. – Flying to Cusco can be complicated. Delays occur frequently especially in the October to March and it is not uncommon for flights to be canceled. Make sure you arrive in the city at least two days before the start date of your Tour to Machu Picchu. LATAM is the most reliable airline. Aviana and Peruvian Airlines are also acceptable companies. You will not return from your tour on the second day until around 10 pm. Please make sure your flight is not the day of the Machu Picchu Tour, rather the next day.
  • Tips – Tips are always appreciated and should be based entirely on your satisfaction level. Although it may not be usual for you, it has considerable importance to the people who will assist you during your trips.
  • Travel insurance. – This is not mandatory, but it is always recommended. For those who live at sea level, arriving in Cusco will take a period of acclimation. Most people need a day or two to adjust. In case you have difficulty adapting to the altitude, it is suggested to have insurance that covers the medical attention you may need.

PRICES

We are known for providing a personalized service and a unique experience, visiting the attractions in times not overcrowded, we guarantee 100% satisfaction and we care a lot for your safety during our tours.

Prices per person / as soon as we have a reservation of 02 people our tour starts any day of the year.

$. 599 dollars per person

Discount for students

The student discount applies to those who have CURRENT STUDENT CARD or are under 17 years old, whatever the case, we need that at the time of booking send us a copy of the passport and the student card, and must bring the originals to use the ticket purchased as a student. Please send the copy to info@pptoursperu.com . If you are traveling with children under the age of 8, please contact us and send your travel document to obtain a higher discount.

Discount $. 25 dollars per person for students or under 17 years old.

Hotel in Sacred Valley

For this tour we use San Agustin Urubamba hotel 3 *** or similar, however, the price of the tour is based on a double, matrimonial or triple room, in case you require a Simple room add $ 35, if you want to book a room on your own you will get a discount of $ 35 to the final price of the tour. If you want to make an Up Grade to a higher category hotel you can do, check with your booking agent about the options available at the time of your reservation.

Additional services

For this tour you can hire some additional services available that we detail below:

360ºTrain only one way                          $. 29 per person (with this upgrade lunch will be served on board the train)

Maras Moray tour for day 3                    $.  159 per group up to 4 people

TRAVEL INFO

Altitude sickness

As soon as the people reserve the trip to Peru, specifically to Cusco, they begin to wonder about altitude sickness. High altitudes contains less oxygen than at sea level and forces your body to work harder to get the oxygen it needs. For few days at high altitude your body adjusts to the least amount of oxygen in the air.

The first symptoms of altitude sickness may be; headache, fatigue, followed by loss of appetite, nausea or vomit, dizziness, trouble sleeping, difficulty breathing during exercise. If any of these effects worsen, contact our office and we will help you get to a doctor.

Most of the time, these symptoms will be mild. We always recommend easy activities and walk slowly, allowing your body to adapt. Drink plenty of fluids such as water or coca tea. Coca tea has been used since ancient times to help prevent altitude sickness. The leaves of the coca plant contain alkaloids that help carry oxygen to your blood, helping your body avoid the effects of altitude sickness. Avoid drinking a lot of alcohol and coffee because it will make you urinate more often and you will become dehydrated. Avoid smoking, Smoking makes it difficult for your body to get oxygen. Avoid sleeping pills. it can cause shallow breathing at night, which makes it difficult for your body to absorb oxygen while you sleep.

Many people prefer to visit the doctor to give them a treatment with pills even before traveling to avoid problems during their stay. Your doctor may prescribe medications, such as acetazolamide and dexamethasone, to help prevent altitude sickness. Start the medicine two days before reaching a high altitude. Continue taking it while you are at high altitude.

Our team is well trained on first aid assistance and specially on altitude problems, if you feel any of the altitude symptoms mentioned during your hike, please let your guide know so he or she will help you as soon as possible.

Weather

The weather in Cusco it’s unpredictable. In general, the dry season in Cusco is from April through October, but this does not prevent the rain from falling in June or the sun coming out in December, just be prepared for any weather. No matter which month you take the hike or excursion, or which tour you are on, make sure you have adequate clothing that includes a waterproof jacket, pants, poncho and waterproof gloves.

Also be prepared for 4 seasons in a day. Many of the excursions through the Andes involve many microclimates and you will have to be prepared for all seasons. The layers are always key because they are easy to adjust to different temperatures. And the nights will always be cold, so get ready with a warm jacket.

Arriving to Cusco

The airport in Cusco is currently quite small and only for domestic flights, so all international travelers by plane must disembark in Lima and go through Customs. Even if your flight to Cusco is the same day by the same airline, you must pick up your bags in Lima and then register them again.

The best way to get to Cusco is by air and there are several airline options. LATAM tends to be the most expensive, but it has more flight options. But you also have PERUVIAN, AVIANCA, STAR PERU, LC PERU to choose according to your preference. Expect flight delays or cancellations, due to the high altitude of Cusco, tends to be difficult to land so that on rainy days you can paralyze air traffic. Bus tours are always available and although the journey may be long, especially from Lima, Peru buses are well maintained and are comfortable. This option is recommended if you come from a city closer to Cusco like Puno or Arequipa. Buses from Lima will take around 20 hours to arrive to Cusco.

Travel insurance

To protect your travel investment, we recommend buying travel insurance. Getting travel insurance before leaving home is highly recommended and very easy. There are many insurance companies depending on your country of origin and at different prices according to your time of stay, take some time to review them and hire the one that best suits you. This is an excellent way to protect yourself while visiting Peru.

Community

At Peru Private Tours (PPT) we are proud of the work we do for our community. This is the main objective for our company. We are working directly with the villages to help them meet the needs of their families. We support the children of the villages by giving them school supplies, books and clothes.

We buy all our food from farmers and local markets and serve the freshest ingredients. We offer constant training for all our team: guides, porters, chefs and drivers. We are a family born in the Andes and we want to work with them and for them. That is why once a year we bring our porters and their families to Machu Picchu. We want our team to know the world wonder, since they work tirelessly at the doors of this place without ever visiting it and showing them this place is our greatest honor.

RECOMMENDATIONS

WHAT YOU SHOULD CARRY

  • PASSPORT OR IDENTITY DOCUMENT (VERY IMPORTANT) It must be the same one you sent us in your reservation and you will be asked almost anywhere.
  • Hat or Cap for the Sun: Very important, especially for the day of the Tour to Machu Picchu as there are no places to cover the sun.
  • Sunglasses: Highly recommended since Machu Picchu is built with white and gray granite stone that reflects the sun and makes the eyes tired.
  • Sunscreen: we highly recommend to use sunscreen every day during your stay in Cusco, even if it is not a sunny day.
  • Waterproof jacket or windbreaker (if it is much better light) it is very important to wear a windbreaker jacket because in our journey through the sacred valley it can rain or wind.
  • Bottle of water or CAMELBAK. We recommend doubling the amount of water you usually drink, since dehydration in a dry climate is much faster.
  • Lightweight pants for walking: Please try not to wear Jean pants since they can be a bit uncomfortable unless you are used to walking with it, the best and recommendable are, leggings or trekking pants.
  • Personal medication pills: Do not forget to take your personal medication that is very important.
  • Camera (optional): Do not forget to bring your camera because you will surely want to take pictures of everything you see on the tour, especially Machu Picchu.
  •  Personal hygiene implements and / or others that you consider necessary.
  •  Above all, a lot of desire to have fun and get to know the local culture.
Sacsayhuaman, Sacred Valley with Machu Picchu; 2 days 1 night.

This is a tour that requires a special permit issued by the Peruvian government through the Ministry of Culture, so we recommend making the reservation in advance, once you make your reservation will be confirmed as long as there is availability of space for the date that you select, please make sure to check the availability of spaces for Inca trail 4 days

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