Sacred Valley and Machu Picchu Tour


2 Days/ 1 Night


2.430 msnm


74,7 km


Level 3: Moderate

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Machu Picchu

Overview – Sacred Valley and Machu Picchu Tour

Join Andean Trekking Peru on our Sacred Valley and Machu Picchu tour for an unforgettable adventure through the Andes. Through this immersive journey, you will gain a deeper understanding of the history, culture, and stunning landscapes of these ancient civilizations.

With our expertly curated Sacred Valley and Machu Picchu Tour, you will be immersed in the mystical charm of the Sacred Valley and visit its historical and archaeological sites. A highlight of the Sacred Valley and Machu Picchu tour is the climb to Machu Picchu itself – an awe-inspiring experience representing the Incas’ ingenuity.

The adventure begins in the historic city of Cusco, situated over 3,400 meters (about 11,152 feet) above sea level. Our Sacred Valley and Machu Picchu tour starts here, leading you through the verdant Sacred Valley. The valley’s ancient agricultural terraces stretch across the mountainsides, a testament to the sophisticated engineering of the Inca. These terraces enhance the scenic beauty and enrich your understanding of this civilization’s advanced agricultural practices.

Further along the Sacred Valley and Machu Picchu tour, you will explore towns steeped in history, such as Pisac and Ollantaytambo, each offering unique insights into the Inca’s architectural mastery and harmonious relationship with nature. These sites prepare you for the unforgettable experience of Machu Picchu, where you will witness one of the world’s most iconic panoramas.

You will also be able to interact with the local communities during the Sacred Valley and Machu Picchu tour. Please take advantage of their rich cultural heritage and enhance your journey with a profound personal touch.

The Sacred Valley and Machu Picchu tour is more than a travel experience—an unforgettable journey into the soul of ancient Peru, providing memories that will last a lifetime. Discover why the Sacred Valley and Machu Picchu tour is the highlight of travelers worldwide when you join us on this magical exploration.

Sacred Valley and Machu Picchu Tour

Explore Ancient Wonders in Our Sacred Valley and Machu Picchu Tour

In our Sacred Valley and Machu Picchu Tour, we take you on a journey through picturesque villages and awe-inspiring archaeological sites. The stops along the way, which last between 30 and 45 minutes, provide opportunities to explore the rich narratives and historical significance of these ancient wonders.

The adventure intensifies as we explore deeper into the Sacred Valley. Our tour culminates with a visit to Machu Picchu, which has been widely anticipated. The Sacred Valley and Machu Picchu Tour includes train ticket arrangements from Ollantaytambo, ensuring a smooth and scenic journey to Aguas Calientes.

The train journey itself offers breathtaking views of the Andean mountains. After arriving in Aguas Calientes, the gateway to Machu Picchu, we will prepare for the final leg of our Sacred Valley and Machu Picchu Tour. It will be a memorable climax to our extraordinary exploration when we ascend to the iconic Inca citadel.

Sacred Valley and Machu Picchu Tour

Journey to Machu Picchu: An Adventure Awaits

Experience the enchanting allure of the Sacred Valley and Machu Picchu Tour, a journey that offers more than just a visit to one of the world’s most astonishing archaeological wonders. It offers a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to explore ancient history and breathtaking landscapes at Machu Picchu, perched majestically above the clouds. Andean Trekking Peru covers all the details, from securing your entrance tickets to guiding you along ancient Inca paths.

Machu Picchu’s history, architecture, and lingering mysteries are brought to life by our expert guides. The guide will lead you through the heart of Machu Picchu as part of your Sacred Valley and Machu Picchu tour, providing deep insights and stories that resonate throughout the site.

Your Sacred Valley and Machu Picchu Tour continues after a full day of immersive exploration. Before our return, we will retreat to the nearby town of Aguas Calientes, where you can relax and reflect on the day’s adventures.

As with the outward journey, the return to Cusco will be smooth and scenic. Sacred Valley and Machu Picchu Tour includes a comfortable train ride from Aguas Calientes to Ollantaytambo and a relaxing transfer back to Cusco.

Our Sacred Valley and Machu Picchu Tour ensures an unforgettable experience of discovery, learning, and awe-inspiring moments. We handle every aspect of your journey, from the paths on the Inca Trail we explore to the train tickets that take us through the beautiful Andean landscapes.

We invite you to join us on the Sacred Valley and Machu Picchu Tour as we traverse ancient routes, ascend to the peaks of Machu Picchu Mountain and return with memories that will last a lifetime. Please take advantage of the opportunity to connect deeply with history and nature, and let us handle the details to ensure your seamless and memorable experience.

Departure & Return location

Cusco hotel transfer.

Departure Time

07:00 am

Packing List

  • Valid Passport: Essential for train tickets, entrance to Machu Picchu, and identification purposes.
  • Entrance Tickets and Confirmations: Ensure you have all necessary tickets and confirmations for the Sacred Valley and Machu Picchu Tour. This includes Machu Picchu and any additional sites or activities.
  • Daypack: A comfortable, lightweight backpack for carrying water, snacks, and personal items during daily excursions.
  • Water Bottle: Stay hydrated throughout the Sacred Valley and Machu Picchu Tour. Water refill stations are available at some locations.
  • Comfortable Footwear: Durable, comfortable walking or hiking shoes are essential for the varied terrain.
  • Weather-Appropriate Clothing: The weather can vary, so pack layers including a waterproof jacket, breathable fabrics, and warmer layers for the evenings.
  • Sun Protection: High-altitude sun can be intense. Include sunglasses, sunscreen, and a hat.
  • Insect Repellent: Particularly useful in the more humid areas and during the rainy season.
  • Personal Medications: Along with a basic first-aid kit. Altitude sickness pills (like Acetazolamide) are recommended for those who may not be accustomed to the high altitude.
  • Camera or Smartphone: For capturing stunning scenery and memorable moments.
  • Portable Charger: Ensure your devices are charged and ready to use throughout the day.
  • Cash: For purchasing meals not included in the Sacred Valley and Machu Picchu Tour, souvenirs, tips, and small expenses. ATMs can be scarce outside of major towns.
  • Snacks: Energy bars, fruits, or nuts can be handy for long days of exploring.
  • Flashlight or Headlamp: Useful for early mornings or exploring dimly lit areas.
  • Light Rain Gear: The weather can be unpredictable, so a lightweight rain poncho or umbrella is advisable.
  • Toiletries and Personal Items: Keep it light – include only the essentials such as toothbrushes, toothpaste, and any personal hygiene items.
  • Copies of Important Documents: Carry a copy of your passport and other important documents in a separate location from the originals.

Sacred Valley and Machu Picchu Tour FAQs

1) What does the Sacred Valley and Machu Picchu tour include?

This tour includes guided visits to key archaeological sites in the Sacred Valley and Machu Picchu. You’ll explore ancient Inca sites, enjoy stunning vistas, and learn about the local culture. You will discover the best of the Inca Empire.

2) How long is the Sacred Valley and Machu Picchu tour?

Our Sacred Valley and Machu Picchu tour lasts two days. This includes time for travel from the city of Cusco, tours of each site, and some free exploration.

3) What is the starting point for the Sacred Valley and Machu Picchu tour?

Tours usually start in the city of Cusco. We provide transportation from your hotel in Cusco to the Sacred Valley. Continuing to the gateway to Machu Picchu, Aguas Calientes. And finally, Machu Picchu.

4) Is there a recommended fitness level for the tour?

Yes, a moderate fitness level is recommended. You will need to handle hours of walking, often on uneven terrain. But most of the journey will be by bus or train.

5) Can participants visit Huayna Picchu during the tour?

Yes, you can add a climb to Huayna Picchu. It’s highly recommended for breathtaking views over Machu Picchu, but requires advance booking due to limited access. Also it comes with an extra charge. Also if you take the climb you won’t have free exploring time.

6) What kind of accommodation is provided during the tour?

Our accommodation includes a night in a comfortable hotel in the town of Aguas Calientes.

7) Are meals included in the Sacred Valley and Machu Picchu tour?

Yes. This tour includes a Buffer lunch with traditional Peruvian food on the first day. The dinner of day one and the breakfast the next day are also part of the package.

8) What is the altitude of Machu Picchu and how might it affect visitors?

Machu Picchu is about 2,430 meters above sea level (7,972 ft). Altitude sickness can be a concern, so it’s advised to acclimatize in Cusco beforehand. Cusco is actually higher than Machu Picchu. If you are in good health in cusco, you’ll be fine in Machu Picchu

9) What should tourists bring for the Sacred Valley and Machu Picchu tour?

Visitors should bring comfortable walking shoes, sun protection, a hat, a reusable water bottle, and layers for variable temperatures.

10) Are there local markets to explore during the tour?

Yes, visiting local markets in the Sacred Valley of the Incas is a highlight. You can experience traditional Peruvian culture and purchase local crafts.


  • Transportation: Round-trip transportation from Cusco to the Sacred Valley and Aguas Calientes
  • Accommodation: One night's accommodation in Aguas Calientes, selected to offer comfort and convenience for your visit to Machu Picchu.
  • Buffet lunch in Urubamba town not he first day
  • Meals: Breakfast on the second day to start your day of exploration on the right foot.
  • Professional, bilingual guide services for both the Sacred Valley and Machu Picchu, providing insightful commentary and historical context.
  • Guided tour of Machu Picchu, including explanations of the main sites and free time to explore on your own.
  • Machu Picchu Entrance: Entrance ticket to Machu Picchu, ensuring access to one of the world's most iconic archaeological sites.
  • Entrance ticket to Machu Picchu citadel.
  • Support and assistance throughout the tour.
  • Hotel in Cusco.
  • Entrance Ticket to the Sacred Valley: Entrance fees to various archaeological sites within the Sacred Valley are not included. Visitors must purchase these separately.
  • Meals: Except for a provided breakfast on the second day, meals are generally not included. This means lunch and dinner on the first day, and lunch on the second day are at your own expense.
  • Travel Insurance: Participants are typically required to have their own travel insurance. This is crucial for covering any medical emergencies, accidents, or unforeseen circumstances.
  • Tips and Gratuities: Tips for guides, drivers, and any service staff encountered during the tour are not included. They are at the discretion of the traveler.
  • Personal Expenses: Any personal expenses such as souvenirs, snacks, drinks, and other incidental costs are not covered.
  • Optional Activities: Any activities outside the standard tour itinerary, such as the climb to Huayna Picchu or Machu Picchu Mountain, require separate tickets and are not included. These must be booked well in advance due to limited availability.
  • Transport to Cusco: Transportation to and from Cusco at the start and end of the tour is not included. You are responsible for your arrival and departure arrangements.
  • Accommodation Upgrades: If you wish to upgrade your accommodation in Aguas Calientes or extend your stay, additional costs will apply.

Tour Plan

Day 1 Cusco - Sacred Valley of the Incas - Aguas Calientes

Embark on an unforgettable adventure with Andean Trekking Peru on the first day of our 2 Day Sacred Valley and Machu Picchu Tour. Our journey begins in the early morning as we depart from the historical city of Cusco. We will be setting out towards the renowned Sacred Valley of the Incas.

Our first stop will be Pisac. It is a picturesque town known for its bustling market. It houses impressive Inca ruins perched on a hilltop overlooking the valley. 

Here, we will explore ancient temples, residential buildings, and vast agricultural terraces. We will be immersing ourselves in the rich cultural heritage of the Incas.

Continuing our journey, we will travel through the heart of the Sacred Valley to Urubamba. This scenic drive offers breathtaking views of the Andes. It allows us to witness the valley's natural beauty and its significance to Inca civilization. In Urubamba, we will enjoy a traditional Andean lunch, savoring local flavors and dishes.

Next, we will visit Ollantaytambo, an ancient Inca fortress with terraces carved into the mountainside. Ollantaytambo's well-preserved ruins and strategic location offer a glimpse into Inca military architecture and urban planning. We will climb the terraces, marvel at the engineering marvels, and enjoy panoramic views of the valley below.

As the day comes to an end, we will board the train to Aguas Calientes, the gateway town to Machu Picchu. The train journey is an experience in itself. It showcases the changing landscapes from the Sacred Valley to the cloud forests surrounding Machu Picchu. 

Upon arrival in Aguas Calientes, we will settle into our accommodation. We will be preparing for an early visit to Machu Picchu the following morning.

Key Statistics of the First Day:

  • Distance Covered: Approximately 95 kilometers (59 miles) from Cusco to Aguas Calientes.
  • Highest Altitude: Cusco at 3,400 meters (11,152 feet) above sea level.
  • Lowest Altitude: Aguas Calientes at about 2,040 meters (6,692 feet) above sea level.
  • Level of Difficulty: Moderate, with some walking at high altitudes and uneven terrains.

This first day of our tour promises a journey filled with discovery. It includes cultural immersion and the awe-inspiring landscapes of the Andes. We will ensure a memorable experience by taking care of all details. This allows you to focus on enjoying the breathtaking sights and sounds of the Sacred Valley.

Day 2 Aguas Calientes - Machu Picchu - Cusco

On the second day of our 2 Day Sacred Valley and Machu Picchu Tour, we will embark on the highlight of our journey. We will visit the legendary Machu Picchu. 

Our day starts early in Aguas Calientes. We will catch the first bus up the winding mountain road to Machu Picchu. We will ensure to arrive in time to witness the sunrise over the ancient city.

Upon arrival at Machu Picchu, we will begin our guided tour of the site. We will walk through the main streets of this ancient city and explore the intricate stone constructions. Additionally, we will learn about the history and culture of the Incas who built this incredible mountaintop citadel. 

Our expert guides will lead us to the most iconic spots. These include the Temple of the Sun, the Intihuatana stone, and the Room of the Three Windows. They will offer insights into their significance and the astronomical precision of Inca architecture.

After our guided tour, we will have free time to explore Machu Picchu on our own. You may choose to climb Huayna Picchu or Machu Picchu Mountain. This offers breathtaking views of the ruins and surrounding landscapes. Please note, availability dictates this option, and you must book it in advance.

Alternatively, you can take a leisurely walk through the lesser-visited areas of the site. Or, you can simply soak in the awe-inspiring atmosphere of this New Seven Wonder of the World.

In the afternoon, we will return to Aguas Calientes by bus and then board our train back to Ollantaytambo. From Ollantaytambo, a comfortable vehicle will be waiting to take us back to Cusco. This marks the end of our unforgettable journey through the Sacred Valley and Machu Picchu.

Key Statistics of the Second Day:

  • Distance Covered: The round trip from Aguas Calientes to Machu Picchu is approximately 9 kilometers (5.6 miles). This includes the bus ride and walking within the site.
  • Highest Altitude: Machu Picchu at 2,430 meters (7,972 feet) above sea level.
  • Lowest Altitude: Aguas Calientes at about 2,040 meters (6,692 feet) above sea level.
  • Level of Difficulty: Moderate to challenging, depending on additional hikes within Machu Picchu.

This day promises to start early, offering exploration and learning. Unforgettable moments will fill it. We will visit one of the most significant archaeological sites in the world. Andean Trekking Peru will ensure a seamless experience. 

We will be taking care of all logistics so you can immerse yourself in the magic and mystery of Machu Picchu.

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