2-Day Sacred Valley With Train To Machu Picchu - Cusco

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Key Details

  • Mobile Voucher Accepted
  • Hotel pickup Available
  • Free Cancellation
  • Duration: 2 Days
  • Language:
    English
  • Departure Time :
    7:30 AM
  • Departure Details :
    Accommodation pickup in Cusco
  • Return Details :
    Cusco city center drop-off
  • Cancellation Policy :
    • If you cancel at least 7 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is no cancellation fee.
    • If you cancel between 3 and 6 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is a 50 percent cancellation fee.
    • If you cancel within 2 day(s) of the scheduled departure, there is a 100 percent cancellation fee.
    • Tours booked using discount coupon codes will be non refundable.

Overview

Make an unforgettable 2-day trip to the Sacred valley of the Incas to visit the ancient archaeological sites of Pisaq and Ollantaytambo. Travel on the Peru rail towards Machu picchu and spend time exploring this magical site.

Highlights

  • Informative, friendly and professional guide
  • Small group ensures personal service
  • Rail Tour
  • Hotel pickup included
  • Multi-Day Trip

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Itinerary

Day 1: Sacred valley tour - Transfer to Aguas Calientes

Stop At: Sacred valley of the Incas, Cusco Region
Pre-departure briefing: Please make your own way to the Bamba Cuzco Office one day prior to your adventure and attend your pre-departure briefing at the specified time. During your pre-departure briefing, we will give you all of your tickets for the buses, trains and archaeological sites.
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Accommodation pick-up at 8:00 am to start off our day. We will travel out of Cuzco towards the Sacred Valley of the Incas and make our first stop at the village of Corao where we will visit a local artisan marketplace. Enjoy 30 minutes of free time to wander around buying handmade souvenirs for family and friends. Enjoy the scenic viewpoints along the panoramic highway that takes us over the mountains into the picturesque Urubamba river valley. Upon arrival to the ancient Inca town of Pisac, our guide will explain the unique architecture of this archaeological site and its magical vibes. Take about 45 minutes to explore the site and shop around in the local marketplace.
For lunch, we will continue to Urubamba and make our lunch break here for a taste of Perus finest traditional cuisine. After our break, the van will take us to Ollantaytambo, another mysterious archaeological site built into the steep mountainside. You will spend 45 minutes there, which will give you plenty of time to climb the steep steps of these ancient Inca ruins and contemplate life as you look out upon the valley. Then walk over to the train station, located a short 10-minutes on foot downhill from the archaeological site, to board the train heading for Aguas Calientes (approx. 2 hours). Upon arrival you will be met by a local guide who will transfer you to your accommodation and give you indications for the following day in Machu picchu. Wander through the quaint town of Aguas Calientes at your leisure.
Duration: 16 hours

Meals included:
Lunch
Accommodation included: Overnight in Aguas Calientes hostel dorm

Day 2: Explore Machu picchu - Return to Cuzco

Stop At: Machu Picchu
Take an early bus to Machu Picchu to enter the site as it opens. Your English Speaking guide will meet you for a guided visit to the archaeological site (approximately 2 hours). You will then have plenty of free time to explore the hidden corners of this ancient Inca city on your own. You can choose from the optional treks to climb Huayna picchu (additional cost - to book at least 2 weeks in advance) or walk to the Inti Punku (Sun Gate) for panoramic views of the site. Later, return to Aguas Calientes by bus. Then, take the return train back to Ollantaytambo and bus to Cuzco late in the day. Upon arrival at Cuzco City Center, you will need to make your own way to your accommodation for the night.
NOTE: You have the option of taking an early return train or a late return train departing Aguas Calientes at 4:12pm and 7pm, respectively.
Information about the OPTIONAL hike up the steep peak named Huayna picchu, which is located inside the Machu Picchu archaeological site: This sometimes muddy peak takes about 45 - 60 minutes to hike up and awards you with unforgettable views of Machu Picchu from a coveted perspective. Keep in mind that if you want to take this optional hike, you must now purchase your ticket at least 2 weeks in advance in order to get one of the 400 passes (200 people are allowed up at 7:00am and 200 more at 10:00am). Please contact us to request this extra ticket.
Duration: 20 hours

Meals included:
Breakfast
No accommodation included on this day.

Inclusions

1x Breakfast

1x Lunch

Accommodation included: 1 night

Pre-departure briefing

Cuzco Accommodation Pick-Up

Tourist Bus Cuzco - Sacred Valley - Ollantaytambo

Roundtrip Tourist Train Ollantaytambo - Aguas Calientes

Roundtrip Tourist Bus Aguas Calientes - Machu Picchu

Van/Bus Ollantaytambo - Cuzco

1 Night Hostel Accommodation at Aguas Calientes

Professional Bilingual Guide for Sacred Valley Tour & for Machu Picchu Guided Tour

Machu Picchu entrance fee

Entry/Admission - Machu Picchu

Exclusions

Other Meals & Drinks

Guide for bus and train transfers (these portions are on your own)

Optional Huayna Picchu Trek (at an extra cost) must be booked at least 2 weeks in advance

Optional Machu Picchu Mountain Hike (at an extra cost) must be booked at least 1 week in advance

Tips for guides

Note: Prices for optional activities are subject to change at any time without prior notice. Please confirm these prices before departing on your trip.

Entry/Admission - Sacred Valley of the Incas

Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking, unless booked within 7 days of travel. In this case confirmation will be received within 48 hours, subject to availability

Important: You must provide the following information upon booking: Full name (exactly as it appears on the passport), date of birth, nationality, passport number, date of passport expiration, which must be valid for at least 6 months past the date of travel. Without this information, the local tour operator will be unable to make the booking. Please be aware that your complete and correct passport information must be provided. Absolutely no modifications can be made once your booking has been confirmed. Any changes or discrepancies in the information provided will result in a complete loss of permits and entrance tickets, for which you will be held responsible and will need to pay for again.

Suggested packing list: Sun hat, sun block, sun glasses, camera, extra batteries and memory card, charger, waterproof bags for your camera, hand sanitizer. Bring extra cash for snacks, water and meals

Don't forget the essentials: Original passport, visa (if applicable), insurance card, personal medications

You have the option of taking an early return train or a late return train departing Aguas Calientes at 4:12pm and 7pm, respectively.

Not wheelchair accessible

Near public transportation

PRE-DEPARTURE BRIEFING: There is a mandatory pre-departure briefing at our Cuzco Headquarters one day prior to departure at 5pm, 6pm or 7pm depending on your trek. You will receive detailed information on your excursion, a list of what to bring and confirm your departure details.

PRE-DEPARTURE CHECK-IN: Please make sure to check-in with your passport before your pre-departure briefing.We encourage our travellers to check-in at our offices a couple of hours before or any day prior to the briefing, that way we can give everybody personal attention and information regarding booking extras, rental equipment or questions in general. Time schedule for meetings will be: - Rainbow Mountain, Machu Picchu by Train, Sacred Valley to Machu Picchu, Machu Picchu Full Day 5pm - Inca Trail and Lares 6pm - Salkantay, Inca Quarry, Machu Picchu Jungle, Ausangate, Choquequirao 7pm Bamba Experience is located at: Calle Matara 242, Second Floor. Cuzco, Peru Hours of Operation: 10:00-14:00 and 16:00-20:00 hrs Daily Tel: +51 84 205234 Emergency Tels: +51 998 444933 Darwin, +51 952 272734 Freddy, +51 923 125342 Rene.

You will have a guide during the Sacred Valley Tour and for the Machu Picchu Archaeological Site Tour. However, during your bus and train transfers you will not be accompanied by a guide.

Travellers who booked their trip using one passport, then renewed or replaced it afterward, must carry the old passport they used to make the booking or a photocopy with them on the trip.

Most travelers can participate

This tour/activity will have a maximum of 30 travelers

Traveler Reviews

  • 05-Aug-2017

    Our family really enjoyed this tour. Obviously Machu Picchu was the the primary reason we travelled to Cusco, but we also wanted to see some of the other ruins and experience life in the area. We had some scheduling difficulties with our trip which were outside the control of the tour company, however they did a great job getting all of our tickets and guide arranged for us. Due to the scheduling issue, our train departure time from Ollantaytambo was pretty early in the day. Unfortunately, we didn't have time to stop in any of the towns mentioned in the description for this tour on the way up there. We were picked up early by van from our hotel and were driven to Ollantaytambo where we did have about an hour to explore. The train was great and we had most of the afternoon to wander around Aguas Calientes. Day 2 we were up early and met with our guide who helped us through the process of getting to Machu Picchu and provided a fantastic tour of the site. We explored on our own for a bit and made our way back down. The reason we give this tour a 4 instead of a 5 was the transportation provided to and from our hotel. Both drivers who picked us up from the train in Ollantaytambo and originally from our hotel did not speak english. We would have liked to hear about the area on the drive up and on the way back the driver proceeded to take us back to the tour company office instead of our hotel. Unable to explain where our hotel was, we instead just exited the car and walked back to the hotel from the office.