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Informative, friendly and professional guide
Small group ensures personal service
Hotel pickup included
Mandatory pre-departure briefing: Please make your own way to Milhouse Hostel one day prior to your adventure and attend your pre-departure briefing at 7:00pm. During your pre-departure briefing, you'll receive all of your tickets for the buses, trains and entry to Machu Picchu archaeological site. You will have a guide during the Sacred Valley tour and for the Machu Picchu archaeological site tour. However, during your bus and train transfers you will not be accompanied by a guide.
Day 1: Sacred Valley tour - Transfer to Aguas Calientes (L/D) Accommodation pick-up at 8:00am to start off our day. Travel out of Cusco towards the Sacred Valley of the Incas and make the first stop at the village of Corao, where you'll visit a local artisan marketplace. Enjoy 30 minutes of free time to wander around buying handmade souvenirs for family and friends. Enjoy the scenic viewpoints along the panoramic highway that takes us over the mountains into the picturesque Urubamba river valley.
Upon arrival to the ancient Inca town of Pisaq Potato Park, your guide explains the unique architecture of this archaeological site and its magical vibes. Take about 45 minutes to explore the site and shop around in the local marketplace.
For lunch, continue to Urubamba for a taste of Peru’s finest traditional cuisine. After a break, the van takes you to Ollantaytambo Fortress, another mysterious archaeological site built into the steep mountainside. Spend 45 minutes there, which will give you plenty of time to climb the steep steps of these ancient Inca ruins and contemplate life as you look out upon the valley.
Then, walk over to the train station, located a short 10-minutes on foot downhill from the archaeological site, to board the train heading for Aguas Calientes (approx. 2 hours). Upon arrival you will be met by a local guide who will transfer you to your hotel and give you instructions for the following day in Machu Picchu. Wander through the quaint town of Aguas Calientes on your own and have a fulfilling dinner at a touristic restaurant.
Day 2: Explore Machu Picchu - Return to Cusco (B) Your English-speaking guide meets you at the entrance of Machu Picchu for a guided visit to the archaeological site (approximately 2-hour). You can then choose from the optional treks to climb Huayna Picchu (additional cost and recommended to book at least 2 weeks in advance) or walk to the Inti Punku (Sun Gate) for panoramic views of the site.
After your tour, return to Aguas Calientes by bus and spend the rest of the day at leisure. You will have plenty of free time to explore the hidden corners of this ancient Inca city. Then, take the return train back to Ollantaytambo and bus to Cusco. Upon arrival you will need to make your own way to your accommodation.
Roundtrip Tourist Bus Aguas Calientes - Machu Picchu
Van/Bus Ollantaytambo - Cuzco
1 Night Hotel Accommodation at Aguas Calientes
Professional Bilingual Guide for Sacred Valley Tour & for Machu Picchu Guided Tour
Day 1 Lunch & Dinner, Day 2 Box Breakfast
Machu Picchu Entrance Fee
Sacred Valley Entrance Fees (Touristic Ticket)
Other Meals & Drinks
Guide for bus and train transfers (these portions are on your own)
Optional Huayna Picchu Trek (at an extra cost) must be booked at least 2 weeks in advance
Optional Machu Picchu Mountain Hike (at an extra cost) must be booked at least 1 week in advance
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Note: Prices for optional activities are subject to change at any time without prior notice. Please confirm these prices before departing on your trip.
Confirmation will be received at time of booking, unless booked within 7 days of travel. In this case confirmation will be received within 48 hours, subject to availability
Important: You must provide the following information upon booking: Full name (exactly as it appears on the passport), date of birth, nationality, passport number, date of passport expiration, which must be valid for at least 6 months past the date of travel. Without this information, the local tour operator will be unable to make the booking. Please be aware that your complete and correct passport information must be provided. Absolutely no modifications can be made once your booking has been confirmed. Any changes or discrepancies in the information provided will result in a complete loss of permits and entrance tickets, for which you will be held responsible and will need to pay for again.
Suggested packing list: Sun hat, sun block, sun glasses, camera, extra batteries and memory card, charger, waterproof bags for your camera, hand sanitizer. Bring extra cash for snacks, water and meals
Don't forget the essentials: Original passport, visa (if applicable), insurance card, personal medications