Explore the best of the Sacred Valley and Machu Picchu in only 2 days tour. You will visit Awanacancha Alpaca farm, Pisaq Market, Pisaq Inca Site, the town of Ollantaytambo, and travel by train to Aguas Calientes and visit Machu Picchu the next day for sunrise.
Sacred Valley and Machu Picchu tour is one of the traveler’s favorite tours in Cusco. You will be able to visit Awanacancha (Alpaca and Llama farm), the Ancient tombs of Pisaq, the handicraft market, and Ollantaytambo town. From Ollantaytambo, you will take the train to Aguas Calientes town (Machu Picchu Pueblo) and spend the night in a 3-star hotel.
The second day is visiting the World Heritage Site of Machu Picchu. Explore the most important places, terraces, palaces, and temples. Later in the afternoon, you will take the Panoramic trains to return.
Highlights of the Sacred Valley and Machu Picchu Tour
- Book with Confidence and Flexibility
- Explore the best places in the Sacred Valley
- Arrive before sunrise at Machu Picchu.
- Enjoy the view from the panoramic trains
Price per person: 520.USD
To book the Sacred Valley and Machu Picchu Tour, you need to make an initial payment of 200.USD per person, the remaining balance can be paid online, in installments, or Cusco with any credit card at no booking fees at all.
All travelers under 17 will have a $40. If you are 25 years old or under at the time of traveling, you can get the 40$ discount with your student ID. Please advise by email to give you a code for the discount.
Itinerary of the Sacred Valley and Machu Picchu Tour
Day 1: Cusco – Sacred Valley – Machu Picchu Pueblo
Pick your hotel at any location in Cusco city at 8 am and drive for 30 minutes with your exclusive transportation and tour guide to Awanacancha Alpaca center, Where you will see Llamas, Alpacas, Vicuñas, and guanacos. Your Tour guide will explain to you the main difference between these famous South American Camelids, visit the textile center to learn the weaving process and how the locals get the natural colors, and you can shop as well.
It’s then another 30 minutes to Lookout Point of the Sacred Valley to take a spectacular view of the Andes, Urubamba River, and the Sacred Valley’s farming lands of the Incas. You will visit the Pisaq Archaeological site, located on top of the Mountains with impressive stone walls, Agricultural terraces, irrigation systems, and the Inca Empire’s largest Cemetary. After exploring with amazing views, you will drive to visit the Local handcraft Pisaq Market, where artisans offer their ceramics, textiles, jewelry, Andean instruments, alpaca products, and souvenirs. Then go for 1 hour to Urubamba for Lunch in a Local Restaurant with various local Peruvian dishes, using fresh products from the area.
After lunch, you will visit Ollantaytambo, the Last Living Inca citadel, because the current city is built above the ancient Inca buildings. The locals used the same foundations and doorways as the Inca Buildings. They just made the second floor; even the water channels have run with water since Inca Times. Ollantaytambo also has an impressive archeological site with temples, terraces, and storehouses, and we can find the heaviest Inca monolithic transported from another mountain located 5 km away. After exploring the city, you will take the train to Aguas Calientes (Machu Picchu Pueblo) and spend the night in a hotel.
- Entrance fees: Included
- Transportation: Private van and train
- Tour Guide: Professional Guide
- Meals: Lunch and Dinner
- Hotel: 3-star hotel in Aguas Calientes
Day 2: Explore Machu Picchu – Cusco
Wake up early in your hotel, have breakfast, and you’ll take the first buses up to Machu Picchu. Upon arrival, you must show an original passport to enter the citadel at the checkpoint. You will explore the best of Machu Picchu in a guided tour for about 3 hours, visiting the most remarkable terraces, storehouses, temples, and palaces, and giving some free time to explore by yourself or take the extra hikes to Huayna Picchu or Machu Picchu Mountain (Montaña). These additional hikes are optional and not included in the tour.
After exploring Machu Picchu, you’ll take the bus down to Aguas Calientes, have lunch (not included), and take the Vistadome Panoramic train. Back to Ollantaytambo and then our modern van back to Cusco. The arrival time is around 7.30 pm back to your hotel.
- Entrance fees: Included
- Transportation: Panoramic train and Private van
- Tour Guide: Professional Guide
- Meals: Not Included
- Hotel: Not Included (you must book in Cusco)
- Pick up and drop off at your hotel.
- All transportation included from hotel to hotel.
- Entrance fee to all places we visited Sacred Valley
- Entrance fee to Machu Picchu
- One night in a 3-start hotel in Aguas Calientes (Intipunku or similar)
- Round trip bus to Machu Picchu
- Professional guide for two days
- Buffet lunch on Day 1 during the Sacred Valley tour
- Vistadome train ion the way back to Cusco
- Tour starts and finishes at your hotel.
Places We Visit
Awanakancha (Lama and Alpaca farm). It is located 30 minutes outside Cusco, where you’ll see the traditional Inca animals: llamas, alpacas, viñunas, and guanacos. Your tour guide will explain the difference between them, the weaving process, and the techniques.
Pisaq Inca Site (The largest Cemetery of the Incas). Located on top of the Mountains at 2975 m, this is one of the most beautiful archeological sites after Machu Picchu in the Sacred Valey, surrounded by impressive walls, agricultural terraces, tunnels, bridges, storehouses, and the Cemetery, considered one of the Pre-Columbus Cemetary of the Inca Empire.
Pisaq Market (Salineras). Pisaq has one of the most famous markets in the Cusco region. Locals bring to sell their handcrafted ceramics, textiles, jewelry, Andean instruments, alpaca products, and souvenirs, drawing hundreds of visitors every day. A large part of the market is oriented toward tourism nowadays. However, it is still possible to see, especially on Sundays, when the local communities come to Pisaq to participate in colorful dresses.
Ollantaytambo (Last living Inca Citadel). Ollantaytambo is located 94 Km from Cusco, the entrance to Machu Picchu, as the central train station is located just outside the city. The modern town lies above the ancient buildings with narrow cobblestone streets and water channels, a city continuously inhabited since the 14th Century. That is why the town is called the last living Inca citadel. At the Spanish Conquest, it was used as a stronghold during the Battle of Ollantaytambo.
Machu Picchu (Lost Inca City). The Historic Sanctuary of Machu Picchu is nestled high in the Andes slopes, a unique testimony of the great Inca civilization, a masterpiece of art, architecture, and urban engineering. Discovered accidentally in 1911 by the American explorer Hiram Bingham III, he was searching for Vilcabamba, the Last Capital of Incas, from 1536 to 1572. Today is a World Heritage Site and one of the New Seven Wonders.
What to Take on this trip
- Original passport
- Small carry on or backpack with clothes for two day
- Toiletries, sandals
- Rain gear (ponchos or umbrellas)
- Sun protection (sunscreen, hats, long sleeves)
- Extra money for souvenirs and meals not included (300 soles)
- Personal medication.