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Cusco in 2 Days: Sacred Valley Tour + Machu Picchu Day Tour (free airport pickup included)

USD $450.00

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City: Cusco, Mountains // Activities: Visit of Machu Picchu, Visit of Pisac, Moray, Salt Mines of Maras & Ollantaytambo //

The sacred valley of the Incas and the famous Machu Picchu are waiting for you. Get to the most famous touristic sites of Cusco with this 2-day tour showing you Pisac, the archaeological site of Moray, the salt mines of Maras and Ollantaytambo. The other highlight of the tour will be Machu Picchu, the most popular tourist attraction in Peru and one of the seven wonders of the world. Enjoy a day trip to Machu Picchu from Cusco learning about its history, what daily life was like for the Incas and how it was discovered by Hiram Bingham. If you want to climb up Machu Picchu Mountain as well and enjoy a breathtaking view from there, make sure to select that option in the dropdown field above. 

  

Itinerary*:

*the following itinerary is just exemplary; you're free to choose the order of the tours with off-days (f.e. tour 2, day off, tour 1).

  6:30 am:         Pick-up at your hotel in Cusco

  7:30 am:         Sacred Valley viewpoint

  7:40 am:         Pisac (market visit only on Sundays)

10:15 am:         Visit of the Salt Mines of Maras 

11:40 am:         Visit of Moray

  1:30 pm:         Lunch in Urubamba

  2:15 pm:         Chicha beer tasting 

  2:50 pm:         Ollantaytambo

  4:30 pm:         Drop-off at main square in Ollantaytambo

  6:00 pm:         Arrival at your hotel in Cusco

Note: All times are approximations.

    You will be picked up at your hotel in Cusco at a convenient time and head to the train station in Ollantaytambo. There, you will board the train to the village of Aguas Calientes (2000 m)

    Upon arrival at the train station, our guide will be waiting for you to accompany you to the bus that brings you to the entrance of Machu Picchu (the bus ride takes about 25 minutes). From this point on, the private Machu Picchu tour will start and we will head to the “Casa del Guardián” to enjoy the typical panoramic views of Machu Picchu. This is the perfect spot to take various photos. Afterwards, we’ll move on to the next viewpoints from where our guide will show you the different parts of the Machu Picchu ruins we will visit. The guided tour takes around 2 hours and we will visit the agricultural sector and then the ancient city of the Incas (temple of the sun, inca palace, the holy square, the three windows, the main temple, the holy stone, the sector of the three doorways and the mortars sector).

    Photo machu picchu day tour cusco exploor

    After the guided Machu Picchu tour, you will return to the town of Aguas Calientes by bus and you have the option to eat in one of the many restaurants. In the afternoon, you will take the train back and arrive in Ollantaytambo (please arrive at the station 30 minutes before the departure time of your train). When you arrive at the train station in Ollantaytambo, please leave the station because outside our guide will be waiting for you to take you to your hotel in Cusco.

         Included:

        • Airport pickup and transport to your hotel in Cusco (only Cusco city center)

        Sacred Valley Tour: 

        • Private transport from and to your hotel in Cusco 
        • Private Sacred Valley day tour
        • Fluent English/ Spanish speaking local guide(s)
        • Artisanal chocolate snack
        • Lunch buffet 

        Machu Picchu Tour:

        • Round trip Expedition train tickets 
        • Entrance to Machu Picchu
        • Entrance to Machu Picchu Mountain (optional and depending on availability*)
        • Shuttle tickets Aguas Calientes - Machu Picchu - Aguas Calientes
        • Airport pickup and transport to your hotel in Cusco (only Cusco city center)
        • Hotel pickup and drop-off
        • Professional English-speaking private guide

        *If you reserve the tour at least 1 month in advance, it’s very likely that there are still tickets available. Less than 1 month, most likely all tickets are sold out.

           Not Included:

          Sacred Valley Tour:

          • Breakfast
          • Cusco tourist ticket (partial ticket S/ 70, general ticket S/ 130 per person)
          • Entrance to Maras Salt Mines (S/ 10 per person)
          • Tips

          Machu Picchu Tour:

          • Meals
          • Tips
          • Accommodation in Aguas Calientes or Ollantaytambo
            • you have the option to check for recommended places here
            • or head back to Cusco and leave with the van in the morning to Ollantaytambo to catch the train from there

           Schedule:

          • Sacred Valley Tour: 6:30 am - 6:00 pm
          • Machu Picchu Tour: Daily departures

           Recommendations:

          • Bring your original passport for the Machu Picchu tour.
          • Bring a raincape and adequate clothes according to the weather
          • Use sunscreen, repellent, sunglasses and a hat
          • Don't forget your camera and binoculars
          • Bring sufficient water and some extra money
          • Use only hand luggage for your tour to Machu Picchu, as the maximum weight allowed is 5 kg (you can store your luggage at your hotel in Cusco)

           Terms of Reservation:

          • Minimum 1 week before. The earlier you book, the better the train times we can organize for you.
          • Minimum 2 people in order to reserve this tour.

             Terms of Cancellation:

            • There won’t be any refunds for the Machu Picchu tour as we proceed with the purchase of the entrance tickets, the train tickets etc. as soon as you have made your reservation.
            • For the Sacred Valley tour:
              • If you cancel up to 3 days before the start of the tour, you'll receive a 100% refund.
              • If you cancel less than 3 days before the start of the tour, you'll receive a 40% refund.
              • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the start of the tour, there won't be any refunds.

             Info: 

            • If you want to go to Machu Picchu Mountain you will visit the archaeological complex of Machu Picchu for 2 hours with our guide before he will drop you off at the starting point of Machu Picchu Mountain.
            • The seats in the train are chosen by the train company itself; there is no possibility to influence your seat from our side, but you will be sitting next to each other.
            • In the case of flight delays, inconveniences with the train schedule or bad weather (rain, landslides, etc.) we do not assume any responsibility, but your travel insurance most likely will offer coverage for these cases. This also holds for the airport pickup. The driver arrives 5 minutes after your arrival and waits up to 25 minutes outside on the parking lot when leaving the building (with a sign and your name on it). In case of any delays, you’ll have to get to your hotel on your own as the driver has to continue with his work. For any refund on this service, please claim it with your airline.
            • Changes or upgrades are subject to 1.) availability and 2.) an extra charge as stated in our Terms and conditions.
            • Toilets are available in Pisac, the salt mines of Maras, Moray, at the restaurant in Urubamba and in Ollantaytambo.

               Pickup / Drop-off:

              • Pickup from your hotel (only if your hotel is close to the city center of Cusco. In case you stay further away, meet up at the Plaza de Armas - taxi cost approx. 10-15 Soles)
              • Drop-off at Plaza de Armas or Plaza de Regocijo

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