The Machu Picchu Mountain is located on the highest mountain surrounding the Inca citadel of Machu Picchu, a little further than the mountain of Huaynapicchu. Machu Picchu is one of the most important cultural icons of the city of Cusco as it is considered a World Heritage Site and one of the 7 Modern Wonders of the World.
If you intend to sleep one night in Machu Picchu Pueblo (Aguas Calientes), we offer you this ideal tour package for you, Machu Picchu two days.
|Duration: 2 Days||Altitude: 2,430 meters||Acomodation: Hotel|
|Difficulty: Low||Season: All year|
DAY 1: CUSCO – OLLANTAYTAMBO – AGUAS CALIENTES
Pick up from your hotel in Cusco at the coordinated time, we will make a trip by transport to Ollantaytambo train station.
Then we will board the train that will take us to the town of Aguas Calientes, this trip by train and bus lasts approximately 04 hours. During the trip, we will appreciate beautiful landscapes and traditional villages that are at the foot of the mountains. We will also appreciate the beautiful Urubamba River that crosses the Sacred Valley of the Incas.
Upon arrival in Aguas Calientes a representative of our travel agency will be waiting for you and will transfer you to the hotel of your choice.
You will have the afternoon free for lunch at the restaurant of your choice. You will also have time to visit the town and the local hot springs for a relaxing bath.
Around 19:00 hours, you will have a brief briefing with our guide at your hotel to coordinate the details of the next day’s tour.
DAY 2: AGUAS CALIENTES – MACHU PICCHU MOUNTAIN – MACHU PICCHU – CUSCO
You will be picked up from your hotel after breakfast at 6:00 am.
Transfer by bus to the Inca citadel of Machu Picchu. At 07:00 am, you will pass the entrance of the Machu Picchu mountain to make the ascent to the mountain.
At the citadel of Machu Picchu, the tour will last about two hours, enough time for photos and for you to enjoy our wonder and receive the guided service.
At a convenient time, you can take the bus to the town of Aguas Calientes, where you will have free time to have a leisurely lunch, visit the thermal baths, stroll around the town and visit the handicraft market.
We will finish the excursion returning by train to Ollantaytambo and from there by bus to our hotel in Cusco.
To spend the night in a hotel in Aguas Calientes you will be able to choose a hotel category when making your reservations.
Note: To climb the Huayna Picchu or Machu Picchu Mountains, the minimum recommended age is 12 years old.
*Entrance ticket to HUAYNAPICCHU $18.00 USD per person
*Entrance ticket to the MOUNTAIN $18.00 USD per person
*Entrance ticket to the MUSEUM $18.00 USD per person
*Visitadme train ticket round trip $80.00 USD per person
*Early train ticket to Cusco (additional cost subject to availability).
- Services with bilingual professional orientation (Spanish or English).
- All transfers to and from your hotel
- Train trip: Ollantaytambo-Aguas Calientes-Ollantaytambo
- Bus trip: Cusco – Ollantaytambo – Cusco
- Bus trip: Aguas Calientes-Machu Picchu-Aguas Calientes
- Tickets to Machu Picchu and Machu Picchu Mountain
- 1-night hotel with breakfast in Aguas Calientes (hotel services can be improved upon request).
- National or international flights
- Tips or additional expenses
WHAT TO BRING
- Original passport, student card issued by the same university.
- Trekking shoes, waterproof jacket, rain poncho (December-March), t-shirts, pants
- Sun hat, sunscreen, mineral water and personal medications
- Shorts, swimsuits, cameras, extra money
- Travel insurance is recommended
- To qualify as a student, you must have the Card authorized by the University.
- The inclusion of hotel services and the improvement of train services must be requested in advance.
- All rates for our Peru Packages are expressed in US dollars (optional for currency exchange) and are programmed per person.
- The rates valid for Peruvians only include VAT.
- All our rates are subject to availability and changes.
- Children under 02 years and 11 months are considered INF (babies), do not pay any service and do not have the right to food, bed or seat on the tours.
- DCC (child) is considered a child from 03 to 10 years and 11 months, has a special rate and shares a room with parents.
- Children over 11 years old considered adults.
- Minors must travel with an identity document.
- Rates do not apply to holidays, Easter, long weekends, national holidays, Christmas or New Years.
What towns you will visit during the 2-Day Machu Picchu Sacred Valley Tour from Cusco?
The Sacred Valley is made up of several Andean towns such as: Pisac, Chinchero, Urubamba, Ollantaytambo, Maras, Calca, Yucay.
The town located at the highest altitude is Chinchero, which is located at 3,762 meters (12,342 ft). The town of Urubamba is one of the lowest, at 2,857 meters (9,373 ft).
All the places you can visit in the Sacred Valley
The town of Pisac is located 33 kilometers from the city of Cusco (it is known as the door to the Sacred Valley). It is world famous for its artisan market and its impressive archaeological remains, located in the upper part of the town. This town is important for its location and fertile lands. Its Inca and colonial constructions are admirable. Furthermore, Pisac is famous for being an ideal place for spiritual retreats.
Urubamba is one of the most important cities of the Sacred Valley of the Incas. It was born during the colony and is considered the world capital of corn. This is possible thanks to the fact that it is watered by numerous rivers that are born in the peaks of the glacial mountains. All this territory was appreciated by the Incas due to the fertility of their lands. It is one of the best places to relax. There you will see many foreigners who decided to leave their countries and stay there.
Ollantaytambo is located 97 kilometers northeast of the city of Cusco. During Inca times it was a fortified city with temples, defense walls as well as urban and agricultural sectors. It is known that it served as an administrative checkpoint. It is considered one of the most important archaeological sites in Peru and South America.
The town of Chinchero is located 28 kilometers from the city of Cusco. It is one of the points in the valley located at the highest altitude: 3,772 meters above sea level (12,375 ft). There was the palace of the Emperor Túpac Yupanqui, which was destroyed by the Spanish. In its place they built the colonial church of Nuestra Señora de Monserrat. This church, built in the seventeenth century, includes paintings from the ‘Cusco School’. The town is also famous for its artisan market where you can still barter.
This quiet town is located 55 kilometers by road from the city of Cusco. In Inca times, the fertile lands of this place were used mainly for agricultural production. Emperor Huayna Cápac had a series of platforms and palaces built there. During the colony, the lands of Yucay were distributed by the Spanish rulers who ordered the construction of churches and houses on the old Inca constructions. Today, it is a welcoming place for visitors interested in history since Inca walls and platforms still remain.
What is the Sacred Valley of the Incas like?
This valley was a sacred area for the Incas since it comprised an extensive territory very productive for agriculture.
The main products cultivated by the Incas were: corn, potatoes, olluco, quinoa and the coca leaf, considered a sacred plant. Today, agriculture continues to be one of the main activities of the inhabitants of this valley.
Due to the vast agricultural activity in the valley, the Incas decided to build their main temples and cities there.
The most important urban centers were Pisac, Yucay, Chinchero and Ollantaytambo. Even a little further in the jungle, Emperor Pachacutec ordered the construction of a beautiful citadel that would serve as his resting place and border with the jungle towns: Machu Picchu.
The Vilcanota River runs through all the main towns in the valley. The Incas believed that this river was the earthly representation of the Milky Way.
The Salkantay and Verónica mountains (considered gods by the Incas) crown the beautiful landscape. Today, the river, the mountains and the land are still considered sacred by the inhabitants of Cusco who inhabit these lands. Many tourists come to the Sacred Valley to learn about its history and beauty.
History of the Sacred Valley of the Incas
The Sacred Valley was inhabited by small Andean communities until the conquest of the Incas (mainly under the mandate of Emperor Pachacutec from 1438 to 1471).
Then, a period of important constructions of platforms, temples and cities such as: Ollantaytambo, Moray and even Machu Picchu began.
During the Inca civil war (1529 – 1532), the valley’s inhabitants remained loyal to the Huáscar army.
With the arrival of the Spanish, the Inca rebel Manco Inca fled through the Sacred Valley setting fire to Chinchero and settling in Ollantaytambo where he fiercely fought the invaders. Faced with his imminent fall, he settled in the inaccessible jungle and established his reign in Vilcabamba.
With the conquest, the fertile territories of the valley were divided by the Spanish. The main temples were destroyed and Christian churches were built in their place.
Today many parts of the Inca archaeological sites are deteriorated, either by time or damage caused by the Spanish.
Even so, the Sacred Valley of the Incas is a highly visited tourist destination. The settlers conserve many of the ancestral traditions, even from Inca times.
We have price alternatives that accommodate all budgets, prices per person, expressed in US Dollars.
Make your quotes and reservations by email [email protected], you can also communicate with one of our sales executives at the telephones detailed below, we will be happy to assist you.
Phone – WhatsApp: +51 969 787 221
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HOW TO BOOK THE SOUTH VALLEY CUSCO TOUR?
To start the reservation process, please send us the following information:
- Name and surname:
- Passport number:
- Date of Birth:
- Very important – We need the address and information about the hotel that you are staying at, in the city of Cusco, to be able to pick you up at the time when the tour starts
To confirm reservations it is required to pay 50% in advance and the other 50% can be paid upon arrival at your destination.
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