ITINERARY: SACRED VALLEY MACHU PICCHU 2D/1N
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
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 firstname.lastname@example.org . 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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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.