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2-Day Private Sacred Valley and Machu Picchu Tour provided by Cultural Immersion Day Tours

2-Day Private Sacred Valley and Machu Picchu Tour

2-Day Private Sacred Valley and Machu Picchu Tour
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About
Take part on a 2-day private, luxury tour to Machu Picchu and the Sacred Valley and learn more about the ancient world of the Incas. On your first day, you will be picked up from your Cusco hotel or Sacred Valley hotel and visit the Salt Terraces of Maras, the Maras town, the Moray agricultural terraces and finally, the Ollantaytambo ruins and town. Then, you will take a train to Aguas Calientes, where you will have the rest of the day to spend at your leisure. Next day, you will enjoy a private tour of Machu Picchu and have time to explore the site on your own. You'll return to Aguas Calientes, in time for your train back to Ollantaytambo and then be transferred on a private vehicle back to your hotel in Cusco. This tour includes a private guide, accommodation and specific meals.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 2 days
  • Mobile tickets accepted
Cancellation policy
  • If you cancel at least 45 days in advance of the scheduled departure, there is no cancellation fee.
  • If you cancel within 14 days of the scheduled departure, there is a 100 percent cancellation fee.
  • If you cancel between 15 and 44 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is a 50 percent cancellation fee.
Available languages
English, Spanish
Know before you go
  • Duration: 2 days
  • Mobile tickets accepted
Available languages
English, Spanish
Cancellation policy
  • If you cancel at least 45 days in advance of the scheduled departure, there is no cancellation fee.
  • If you cancel within 14 days of the scheduled departure, there is a 100 percent cancellation fee.
  • If you cancel between 15 and 44 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is a 50 percent cancellation fee.
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 8721P12
Call 0061 (87) 2285 255
Important information
Inclusions
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Professional English-speaking guide
  • Private driver
  • Private tour of Maras town, Maras Salt Terraces, Moray Circular Terraces, Ollantaytambo town, Ollantaytambo ruins
  • Private tour of Machu Picchu
  • Round Trip Bus Aguas Calientes - Machu Picchu - Aguas Calientes
  • Round Trip Train Ollantaytambo - Aguas Calientes - Ollantaytambo
  • Local taxes
  • Hotel/port pickup and drop-off
  • All transfers and transportation with private van
  • Entry/Admission - Moray
  • Entry/Admission - Salinas de Maras
  • Entry/Admission - Archaeological Park Ollantaytambo
  • Entry/Admission - Santuario Historico de Machu Picchu
Exclusions
  • Optional Huayna Picchu Hike ($15USD per person)
  • Gratuities
Duration
2 days
Departure details
  • Traveller pickup is offered.
  • We can also pick up travellers from their hotels in the Sacred Valley. Please ask us about this option
  • Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Additional information
  • Passport name, number, expiry and country is required at time of booking for all participants
  • A current valid passport is required on the day of travel
  • It is recommended that you wear comfortable shoes and bring a jacket or sweater
  • Very important: Please provide a scanned copy or picture of your passport and specify type of bed (single or matrimonial)
  • A minimum of 2 people per booking is required
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
Inclusions
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Professional English-speaking guide
  • Private driver
  • Private tour of Maras town, Maras Salt Terraces, Moray Circular Terraces, Ollantaytambo town, Ollantaytambo ruins
  • Private tour of Machu Picchu
  • Round Trip Bus Aguas Calientes - Machu Picchu - Aguas Calientes
  • Round Trip Train Ollantaytambo - Aguas Calientes - Ollantaytambo
  • Local taxes
  • Hotel/port pickup and drop-off
  • All transfers and transportation with private van
  • Entry/Admission - Moray
  • Entry/Admission - Salinas de Maras
  • Entry/Admission - Archaeological Park Ollantaytambo
  • Entry/Admission - Santuario Historico de Machu Picchu
Exclusions
  • Optional Huayna Picchu Hike ($15USD per person)
  • Gratuities
Departure details
  • Traveller pickup is offered.
  • We can also pick up travellers from their hotels in the Sacred Valley. Please ask us about this option
  • Hotel pickup is offered. View the hotel list on our checkout page to see if yours is included among the pickup points.
Duration
2 days
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point
Additional information
  • Passport name, number, expiry and country is required at time of booking for all participants
  • A current valid passport is required on the day of travel
  • It is recommended that you wear comfortable shoes and bring a jacket or sweater
  • Very important: Please provide a scanned copy or picture of your passport and specify type of bed (single or matrimonial)
  • A minimum of 2 people per booking is required
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Most travellers can participate
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
Travel safe during COVID-19
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Temperature checks for tour participants upon arrival
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Temperature checks for tour participants upon arrival
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitised
  • Contactless payment for gratuities and add-ons
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
  • Gear/equipment sanitised between use
  • Face masks required for travellers in public areas
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
  • Face masks provided for travellers
Itinerary
Overview
Full Map
5 stops
Day 1
SACRED VALLEY TOUR
Day 2
Full day in Machu Picchu
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Tom M
Chicago, IL135 contributions
Professional, hassle-free hiking
Mar. 2019 • Family
I always worry about these tours when I've never been to the country before, and I can say wholeheartedly I needn't have worried for this tour. Getting to Machu Pichu involves a lot of logistics: from obtaining a pass, to the van/train/bus involvement, and it was very nice having someone handle the plans. My daughter and I did the 2 day overnight hike to Machu Piccu (really just one day of hiking). Our guide, Mario, spoke excellent English, was a very nice person, and was quite helpful and knowledgeable. The hidden benefit of a private guide like this is you can get a better feel of what life is like in Peru by talking with an actual Peruvian for 2 days. The hike was strenuous, particularly for me at 56 years old, from sea level (Cusco, the highest part of the trip is 11000 feet) and who spent the previous day suffering severe fluid loss from traveler's diarrhea, but we did it and enjoyed it as well. Mario met us at our hotel the night before to finalize arrangements. Since the plans involve leaving Cusco at 5 AM, I strongly recommend giving yourself a full day in Cuzco prior to starting this tour. 2 days even better, as you can acclimate a little (though theories on that differ). He provides a lunch, you carry it. If it rains, it can rain quite hard for an hour or so. It's a lot of walking up stone steps. The stone wears on you a little more than typical hikes.
To recap: Mario met us at 5 where he and a driver drove us in a private van a little over an hour from Cusco to the train station at Ollantaytambo. We took the train until KM 104 then disembarked and started the hike. The train continues on to Aqua Calientes where one can take a bus up to Machu Pichu ( be aware: you stlil have to climb a lot and this method is quite crowded). We hiked for about 6 hours, about 4000 feet vertical and about 9 miles. A few 20 somethings did it in about 5 and most others did it in around 8 hours. You stop at ruins at WinayWayna for lunch and then hike up to the Sun Gate, the spot where all the Machu Pichu pictures are taken. Just before you get to the gate, you ascend a steep area which takes away your waning energy, but it's quite a nice reward to get to the gate. From there, it is still another 45 minutes to an hour of hiking downward to get to the bus area. Great pics along the way, and much less crowded, as the climb to the gate discourages those who took the bus to Machu Pichu's entrance, which is at least 45 minutes walking distance away. We then took a bus down the switch back to Aquas Calientes for our hotel. We "upgraded" to a 5 star hotel, and it was very nice, in fact (Sumaq). The next AM, we took the bus up and toured the actual ruins (since your arrival time by hike is unpredictable, and you can only get a permit for the AM or the PM, it is best to wait until the next day to actually go in to the ruins).
We were able to give Mario a travel bag (could have been a carry on) which he sent ahead to our hotel in Aqua Calientes. My pre-trip inquiries were vague on that and we thought we'd have to carry everything on our backs. It's nice just to send ahead toiletries and a change of clothes. You can get muddy and wet on this hike. It can be hot but can be cold too if rains, so bring layers, poncho, sun screen, bug spray, a hat, your camera, lots of water, and shoes that you can hike in while wet (eg boots or hiking shoes).
Mario knew the history well and was just a nice guy to talk to, which is important given the amount of time you spend together. He knows when to just hike and be quiet and when to talk about something. After our AM at Machu Picchu, we took the bus back down to Aqua Calientes, took the train back to Ollantaytambo, and then our driver drove us the 1.5 hours back to our hotel.
A lot of logistics and time involved to see it, but it's worth it, of course. The hike is a better way to avoid the crowd and also a better way to appreciate the location of these ruins.
Written 7 April 2019
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Excellent Peruvian Culinary Experience
Rolan was an excellent tour guide of the market and teacher on the cooking class. Excellent communication, professi
justinhH2939YJ
justinhH2939YJ
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Amazing last evening in Cusco
Great afternoon with Jesus, with a very informative visit to San Pedro market. Learning to make ceviche was so much
Samantha R
Samantha R
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Trip of a Lifetime in South America
We booked this tour due to reasonable pricing and the good reviews. We were beyond amazed with how smooth the trip
Kristy K
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Such a fun and informative experience!
My friend and I took a cooking class with Chef Jesus and it was one of the highlights of our trip to Cusco! The tri
DebCress
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Day tour with Christian of Peru Sightseeing
This was a great day out due to Christian being a really fun guy and very knowledgeable too. We made some great sto
186edwarde
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Shop, learn and enjoy
On return to Cusco from Machu Picchu my wife and I took this class with Jesus. We had a nice walk around the centra
Jzeliger51
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Overall - great!
We had 2 nights in the Amazon at Amazona Posadas. We packed in a lot to very little time. The lodge was beautiful a
jacquelineb643
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Amazing tour
We really had a great time. Our guide was really fantastic, he explained in English and Spanish. he knew that much
mepn
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Vacation
Jesus was outstanding! He made the market come alive! We learned so much about Peruvian culture. Once we were in t
394mariec
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An unforgettable trip!
We went to Lima, the Amazon jungle, Cusco, Machu Picchu and Lake Titicaca. We had an absolutely phenomenal time.
239kristinew
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Wonderful experience!
We had the best time with Jesus! He was friendly accommodating and a great guide. The food was amazing!
Ciara D
Ciara D
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Incredible
Has the most amazing experience on this tour. Everything was so well organised. Our tour guide Richard was a great
T3742ZZnicoles
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Best Time in Cusco!
This was one of my favorite experiences in Peru. The San Pedro Market was big and could have been overwhelming, but
HaraldGrosz
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Excelent tour
A very nice tour about approximately 6h (within lunch). Perfect guide for this tour. Juanity mummy is not in best c
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Great fun at Cook Peru
Lovely people with a passion for PISCO and flaming frying pans. The market was fun but we expected to choose more i
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