Through The Sacred Valley to Machu Picchu

Tour Highlights

There are many different roads leading to famous Inca ruins of Machu Picchu. If you do not have too much time, but would still like to visit something more than Machu Picchu, we have created a special package for you. Combine a visit to Machu Picchu with the most beautiful parts of The Sacred Valley of the Incas and spend 2 incredible days exploring the Cusco region!

The Sacred Valley, also known as the Valley of Urubamba, is unique and very diverse. Not only does it offer breathtaking landscapes, but Peruvians believe it to be full of a particular, positive energy. Here you can find ruins from the Inca Empire, which are viewed as the most important and strategic in the entire country. You can spend many days discovering new wonders in this part of the Cusco region. Two of the most important and beautiful towns in the Sacred Valley – Ollantaytambo and Pisac – are especially worth visiting, but those with more time can go further afield to the many Andean villages and communities nestled in the valley.

 

Minimum number of participants: 2

Tour Itinerary

  • Day 1: SACRED VALLEY (PISAC AND OLLANTAYTAMBO)

    The expedition will begin at 06:30 am, giving us the whole day to explore the Sacred Valley of the Incas.

    First, we will visit the Inca ruins of Pisac – considered to be one of the hidden gems of the Inca Empire, and not to be missed! We will take on some light trekking as we explore the agricultural terraces and ruins which date back more than 500 years.

    After wandering Pisac´s centre, you will have the possibility to explore another important Inca site at Ollantaytambo. The ruins, built in the shape of a llama, are impressive and incredible, and very different from those you will have seen in Pisac! Time permitting, we will also visit a local family who produce ´chicha de jora´ – a typical, Andean corn beer.

    From Ollantaytambo you will go directly by train to Aguas Calientes, where you will have time to rest before exploring the famous ruins of Machu Picchu early the next day!

  • DAY 2: MACHU PICCHU

    During this day you will have possibility to explore Machu Picchu from many diferent points. Inside the ruins there are many options available to you. You can hike one of the two small peaks, Huayna Picchu or Machu Picchu mountain, or walk to the Sun Gate (Inti Punku) and/or Inca bridge.

    You will start the tour from Aguas Calientes where, early in the morning, you will take a bus to the entrance of Machu Picchu. In the ruins you will have a guided tour lasting approximtely 2 hours, after which you will have time to explore and discover the ancient city independently. You are welcome to stay in Machu Picchu until 5 pm, after which you will make your own way back to Aguas Calientes by bus.

    From Aguas Calientes, you will take a train to Ollantaytambo. In Ollantaytambo our private transport will be waiting to meet you and take you directly to Cusco where you will arrive around 22:30 pm.

    Your tour “Through The Sacred Valley to Machu Picchu” will end in Plaza de Armas in Cusco. If you would like to stay in Cusco region or in any other part of Peru longer and explore more, feel free to contact us. We are happy to modyfiy our tours so that they best meet your tastes and expectations.

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GROUPS

Our tours are customized for small group starting from a minimum of 2 persons. The prices given in this itinerary are applicable for groups of 2 or 3 people, and reflect the cost per person.
Prices vary for groups of more than 3 people. Please enquire.
We can provide a tour guide in other languages such as French, German, Polish, etc as required.
All our tours are aimed at people in good physical and mental condition. Some tours requires better physical conditions than others, please check the tour details and mention any potential problems at the time of booking.

TRANSPORTATION

All transportation within Peru is included in our tours. For both the ´Standard´and ´Premium´ price packs this involves private transfers. International flights and some domestic flights are not included. Please check your itinerary.
If you would prefer to travel by public transportation and decrease the cost of your tour we are able to accommodate this.

ACCOMMODATION

All accommodations provided as part of our tours and factored into the given prices are double rooms in 3* hotels, unless otherwise specified in the tour itinerary.
Please note: 3* accommodation in Peru is likely to be more basic than the equivalent in European or North American standards. Homestays are very basic and will not provide en suite bathrooms or hot water. Hostels in some trails/parts of the tours are very basic and typically include private bathrooms but no hot water.
We are able to provide single rooms and a higher standard of hotel for an extra fee – please let us know at the time of booking. Where an itinerary states that you will be staying in a ´basic hostel´or ´homestay´ it is unlikely that there are other accommodation options. If you would prefer not to stay in these places then we can adjust the tour accordingly, but this will mean missing out on that particular location. Similarly, we are able to provide accommodation exclusively in hostels and homestays, which will result in a decrease in the tour fee. Please advise us of any desired changes as soon as possible before booking.

MEALS

Breakfasts are generally included in the accommodation.
Unless otherwise specified in the tour itinerary, lunch and dinner are not included in the tour price.

CHANGES

Some details of the tour may change depending on weather conditions, physical condition of the participants and other unpredictable elements – for example transport strikes, protests etc.

PRICES

Our prices are “all inclusive” as far as possible. Nevertheless, some excursions, visits or activities cannot be included in order to give you more freedom and to adapt to each traveler.
Please read carefully the “Included” and “Not included” information, and consult the ´Itinerary´ tab for information about optional, non included excursions.
The prices of our tours may vary in high season (April to November) when some rates can increase.
For Machu Picchu, there is a discount of USD$20 for students who send us a scanned copy of their ISIC card via email during the booking process and who then bring the original, valid ISIC card with them for the trip (without valid ISIC card, you would not only lose the discount but also the possibility to explore the ruins since you would not get permission to entrance). There is another discount of USD$20 for Peruvians and another USD$10 for Peruvian University students. Peruvian citizens have to indicate DNI number during booking process and to bring valid DNI for the tour. Peruvian students have to send a scan of their student card during booking process and bring a valid document with them for the tour. In both of the above-mentioned situations, if you do not show the valid document(s) at the entrance to Machu Picchu, you will not get permission to entrance and will loose the possibility to explore the ruins.

In all of our tours, a Boleto Turistico is included. This provides access to a number of attracttions in the Cusco Region including the ruins at Pisac and Ollantaytambo and certain sites withing Cusco City. The boleto is valid for 10 days.

RESERVATIONS & PAYMENT

To book any tour, first we will confirm its availability for your specific date. Then we need to receive an advance payment (50% or full payment) according to current prices and to have your full details (no errors) which are necessary to book the entrance tickets on your behalf. In order to reserve tours we need a copy of each participants´ passport valid for at least 6 months after the planned travel date. . Please note that your reservation is not confirmed until we receive these elements.
We require clients to pay the remainder of the fee on Day 1 of their tour.

CANCELLATION POLICY

From the date of payments of the 50% deposit until 29 days before departure: Cancellation fee of 30 %
28 days until 15 days before departure: Cancellation fee of 60%
14 days until 2 days before departure: Cancellation fee of 80%
Cancellation 1 day before date of departure or no-show: Cancellation fee of 100%
Cancellations are deemed to be executed when a written cancellation confirmation from the agency is received. Cancellation deadlines and fees may vary depending on group size, route and dates.
Any additional charges incurred for international transfers etc. will be covered by the client.

VACCINATIONS & INSURANCE

Before travelling, you should always check current information about required vaccines. We recommend you to take the vaccine against yellow fever at least one week before your travel. Please note that to participate in any of our tours you have to have valid travel insurance. Please check the regulations and exclusions of your insurance company, especially if trekking in the high mountains or planning adventure sports.

CHECK SOME IMPORTANT POINTS

Avoid unforeseen complications by arriving at the tour departure location at least one day before the beginning of the tour. Check requirements about passports and visas for entering Peru in advance.

WHAT TO BRING

Here you will find some recommendations what kind of items may be needed on the tour:

  • A lightweight water&windproof jacket with hood
  • Sandals or thongs/ flip flops
  • Wide-brimmed hat or cap
  • Sunglasses
  • Lip balm, sun block with high UV factor
  • Antibacterial hand cleansing gel
  • Wet wipes
  • Toilet paper
  • Travel plug adaptor with a USB port
  • Camera
  • Personal medication, if required
  • Insect repellent
  • Small backpack for day trips
  • Warm jacket and pullover
  • Gloves, hat and scarf
  • Comfortable trekking trousers
  • Flash light
  • Original and copy of your passport

Pricing Packs

Standard

Double bed, Breakfast
$ 560
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Double bed, Meals, Transfer
$ 590
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  • Tours to Machu Picchu
  • Cusco tours in Peru
  • Ollantaytambo tours in Peru
  • Cusco tours in Peru
  • Pisac tours in Peru
  • Personalized tours in Ollantaytambo
  • Machu Picchu ruins
  • Ollantaytambo tours in Cusco region
  • Machu Picchu tours in Cusco region
  • INCLUDED
  • 1 night in 3* Hotel, Sacred Valley
  • Boleto Turisitico
  • Private Transfers incl. bus and train tickets
  • Entrance to Machu Picchu
  • Bilingual Spanish and English Guide
  • NOT INCLUDED
  • Travel Insurance (obligatory), Visas
  • Lunch and Dinner
  • Tips and Spending Money

Before booking any tour we require all clients to consult both the Tour Itinerary and Details tabs above for more information regarding included accommodations, meals and transport options.

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