Sacred Valley + CONNECTION to Machu Picchu 2d/1n

Are you in a hurry? Then sign up for this package: Sacred Valley with CONNECTION to Machu Picchu, 2 days and 1 night. Depart from Cusco, explore the Sacred Valley during the day, and in the afternoon, take a train connection in Ollantaytambo city for Aguas Calientes city — almost 2 hours of train ride, overnight in Aguas Calientes. The next day, you’ll visit the Inca citadel of Machu Picchu and return to Cusco in the evening.

The timings for this product are referential; everything will depend on the availability of train tickets and Machu Picchu entry.

Itinerary

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Day 1: Sacred Valley VIP with CONNECTION to Aguas Calientes
  • 6:30 Hotel pick-up – if applicable.
  • Explore:
    • Chinchero Indian Market
    • Chinchero
    • Moray
    • Maras Salt Mines
  • 12:30 Buffet lunch in Urubamba.
  • Explore Ollantaytambo
  • 15:00 This tour concludes outside the Ollantaytambo archaeological park.
  • Free time!
  • 15:40 Make your way to Ollantaytambo station.
    • 15 minutes on foot, there’s only one route/street, you won’t get lost.
    • You can also take a moto-taxi, pay 3 soles pp.
  • Check in at the office of the corresponding train company, which is located outside the station.
  • 16:00 Board your train.
  • 16:36 Your train departs for Aguas Calientes: 1 hour and 40 minutes.
  • 18:09 Arrical at Aguas Calientes.
    • Make your way to your hotel.
  • 19:00 Briefing at your hotel in Aguas Calientes with our guide.
  • Overnight in Aguas Calientes.
    • Aguas Calientes is the nearest contemporary city to Machu Picchu ruins.
Day 2: Full day classic Machu Picchu and return to Cusco
  • Breakfast at your hotel in Aguas Calientes.
  • 9:10 Board your bus to reach Machu Picchu ruins.
    • This bus ride takes abour 30 minutes.
    • Buses depart about every 15 minutes.
  • 10:00 Meet your guide outside the entrance gate to Machu Picchu ruins.
  • Guided tour of Machu Picchu ruins: Circuit 1 or 2 – about 2 hours.
  • Free time at Machu Picchu ruins, which will always depend on the park rangers.
  • Return to Aguas Calientes on your own and have lunch.
  • 15:42 Board your train.
  • 16:12 Your train departs from Aguas Calientes to Ollantaytambo.
  • 18:10 Arrival at Ollantaytambo.
  • Transfer to a bus in Ollantaytambo.
  • 20:30 Arrival in Cusco and return to your hotel on your own, unless you have booked a private tour.

Price/Hotel

The prices shown in the table are:

  • Per person in US dollars ($).
  • Prices are indicative and depend on: Hotel category, number of people, tour date, and nationality.
  • Children have discounts.
  • Group = shared service with other tourists.
  • Pple. = people.
  • The stars below stand for the hotel category.

Group:

Pple.Tour (without hotel)⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
1$280$330$365 $415

Private:

Pple.Tour (without hotel)⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
1$540$590$625$675
2$410$435$455$480
3$380$410$420 $445
4$360$385$405$430
5$340$370$380$405
If your group is more than 5 people, contact us for more discounts.

Details

Included:

Day 1: Sacred Valley VIP with CONNECTION to Aguas Calientes

IncludedGroupPrivate
Pick up from your hotel in Cusco
Buffet lunch
Breakfast and dinner
Professional Guide
Tourist vehicle
Personalized service
Boleto Turístico Cusco
Tickets for Maras: 20 soles pp
Voyager train: Ollantaytambo-Aguas Calientes
Drop off at your hotel in Aguas Calientes
Briefing with your guide in Aguas Calientes

Day 2: Full day classic Machu Picchu and return to Cusco

IncludedGroup Private
Professional Guide
Bus: Aguas Calientes-MP ruins (round trip)
Type of ticket: Machu Picchu Llaqta 1 or 2
Bimodal Voyager train: Aguas Calientes-Ollantaytambo
Bus: Ollantaytambo-Cusco
Meal
Personalized service
Drop off at your hotel in Cusco

Inclusions under exclusive request:

  • Hotel (see Price/Hotel tab).
  • Modification of places to visit (only for private tours).
  • Transfers to/from the airport (price may vary).

More details:

Day 1: Sacred Valley VIP with CONNECTION to Aguas Calientes

DetailsGroupPrivate
Schedule– 6:30 to 15:00
– then your will do the connection
– 6:30 to 15:00
– then your will do the connection
Languagees/en simultaneouslyes or en
Size: Bus (valley tour)15 to 30 paxYou and your friends
Size: Train car42 pax42 pax

Day 2: Full day classic Machu Picchu and return to Cusco

DetailsGroupPrivate
Schedule9:10 to 20:309:10 to 20:30
Size: Aguas Calientes-MP ruins by bus30 pax30 pax
Language: Guided tour of MPes or enes, en, pt, fr
Size: Guided tour of MP15 paxYou and your friends
Size: Train car42 pax42 pax
Size: Cusco-Ollantaytambo by bus30 pax30 pax

Accessibility: Not suitable for people with reduced mobility.

What do I bring?

  • Original passport
  • Sweaters
  • Rain ponchos
  • Anti-slip shoes
  • Caps or hats
  • Sunglasses
  • Sunscreen
  • Mosquito repellent (only for MP tour)
  • A bottle of water

Not allowed:

  • Performing flights with paragliders, drones, or any type of small aircraft.
  • Backpacks, bags, or purses larger than 40x35x20 cm (16x14x8 inches).
  • Walking sticks, umbrellas, sunshades, camera supports or extensions (tripods), and selfie sticks.
  • Accessing with baby strollers.
  • Climbing or leaning on Inca walls.
  • Touching, moving, or extracting lithic elements.
  • Not respecting the established circuits and routes.
  • Engaging in prohibited acts will result in the immediate expulsion of the visitor without the right to a refund.

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Notes

Pick-ups and schedules

Group tours:

  • Day 1: Sacred Valley
    • All pick up times and tour ending times are approximate.
    • We will pick you up as long as you are in the historic center; otherwise, we will coordinate another meeting place.
    • If your hotel doesn’t have a car access, the streets are one-way only or there is a lot of car traffic, then you will walk some blocks to get in the bus.
    • We may not pick you up for some tours due to schedules, festivals and strikes.
    • When being picked up, we will call for your name, lastname and tour destination; otherwise, don’t get on the bus.
    • We will coordinate all pick-up time details one day prior your tour.
  • Day 2: Full day Machu Picchu and return to Cusco
    • The start time for the guided tour of Machu Picchu is approximate — it will depend on your slot you have on your ticket.
    • The return time by train from Aguas Calientes to Ollantaytambo is approximate — It will depend on the availability of train tickets.
    • The end time of this excursion is approx.
    • We will coordinate all the pick-up details one day prior your excursion.

Private tours:

  • If you book private tours, many of the inconveniences mentioned above can be avoided.

Voyager train

  • It’s a train carriage owned by IncaRail.
  • Capacity of the train carriage: 42 pax.
  • Spacious train carriages with comfortable seats and large windows.
  • Luggage spaces are shared.

Bimodal train

  • It means train + bus (you will connect the cities of Cusco and Aguas Calientes by bus and train).
  • Years ago, 90% of the trains departed from the city of Cusco.
  • Due to landslides and other factors, nowadays, 80% of the trains depart from Ollantaytambo city.
  • To reach Ollantaytambo you will take the VIP Sacred Valley tour without return to Cusco.
  • You will board the train in the city of Ollantaytambo heading to Aguas Calientes.
  • Ollantaytambo to Aguas Calientes: 2 hours approx. by train
  • On Day 2, after visiting Machu Picchu, you will board your train in Aguas Calientes for Ollantaytambo.
  • You will transfer from train to bus (bimodal) at Ollantaytambo station for Cusco.
  • Ollantaytambo to Cusco: About 2 hours by bus.
  • The bus will drop you off at the train company’s office, and we will pick you up to take you to your hotel if the service is private.
  • Important: Don’t confuse these buses with the buses from Aguas Calientes to Machu Picchu ruins.

Bus from Aguas Calientes to Machu Picchu ruins

  • This bus ride lasts 30 minutes approx.
  • The buses leave every 10 minutes approx.
  • The buses have a capacity of up to 30 passengers.

Aguas Calientes = Machu Picchu Pueblo

  • Aguas Calientes is the colloquial and popular name for the contemporary city of Machu Picchu Pueblo (official name). This city is the closest to the Inca ruins of Machu Picchu.
  • Aguas Calientes = AC.
  • Machu Picchu Pueblo = MP Pueblo.

Machu Picchu Pueblo vs Machu Picchu ruins

  • Machu Picchu = MP.
  • Machu Picchu Pueblo is:
    • A super small city from the middle of the 20th century.
    • The closest city to the ruins of Machu Picchu.
    • Also known colloquially as the city of Aguas Calientes.
  • Machu Picchu ruins is the Inca citadel.

Type of ticket: Machu Picchu Llaqta 1 or 2

  • It’s the classic Machu Picchu ticket that will allow you to see much of this attraction.
  • This product includes only: Machu Picchu Llaqta 1 or 2.

  • Machu Picchu ruins have been divided into 4 additional circuits, which is why there are other types of special tickets with extra attractions.
  • If you include any of those special tickets (instead of the classic ticket), the price will vary.
  • If you wish to visit Machu Picchu with one of the special tickets shown below, please contact us.
    • Circuit 4 + WaynaPicchu
    • Circuit 3 + Montaña MachuPicchu
    • Circuit 4 + HuchuyPicchu
    • Circuit 1 or 2 + Inka Bridge

Type of vehicle and seats

  • All vehicles are:
    • 100% tourist, super comfortable.
    • Authorized by the Ministry of Transportation of Peru.
  • You reserve a seat on the bus; not necessarily a specific seat number, applies for:
    • Tour Sacred Valley VIP (unless you book private tour)
    • Bus: Cusco-Ollantay
    • Bus: Aguas Calientes-MP ruins
  • Travel companions or couples sit together to 99%, very rarely the other way and if it happens, it’s part of the dynamics of this excursion.

Terms

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Operativity

This tour is subject to variation without prior notice due to weather conditions, strikes, and any other event that may disrupt the normal operation of the tour.

Rescheduling

Machu Picchu tours:

  • Once we purchase your ticket for Machu Picchu, there will be no turning back to modify the date of entry to Machu Picchu.
  • Strikes/landslides:
    • If you cannot visit Machu Picchu on the scheduled date due to strikes or landslides, we will reschedule your travel date for the following days (not for the next month or year).
    • Please note that the strike must actually occur to modify the entry date to Machu Picchu. For example, if there is a strike announced for next week and it may likely affect your itinerary, you should still attempt to enter Machu Picchu. If unfortunately, you couldn’t, then we will reschedule your entry date to Machu Picchu, usually for the next day. However, you won’t be able to request rescheduling without having attempted to visit Machu Picchu previously.
    • Remember that strikes don’t always impact Machu Picchu tours and other destinations, and the intensity of the strike can only be assessed on the day of the strike itself.

Other tours:

  • Please notify us at least 2 days in advance for rescheduling.

Cancellations

Machu Picchu tours:

  • Cancel with a minimum of 7 days in advance for a partial refund; otherwise, there will be no refund.

Other tours:

  • Cancel with a minimum of 2 days in advance for a refund; otherwise, there will be no refund.
  • If you cancel your tour outside the allowed time limit, there will be no refund or rescheduling. Please, be sure before canceling a tour. For example, if you have a tour scheduled for tomorrow at 4:30 am and you cancel it today, you cannot change your mind tomorrow before 4:30 am, calling us on the phone and requesting things like: “We want to go on the tour,” “We’ve changed our minds,” “Come to pick us up at the hotel,” etc. The answer is no. We won’t be able to accommodate you on the bus at the last minute, and there will be no refund.

Refunds

Machu Picchu tours:

  • Please inform us at least 7 days in advance for a partial refund.
  • The Ministry of Culture (MP tickets) and the bus companies do not provide refunds, therefore the cost paid for the entrance tickets to Machu Picchu and the buses from Aguas Cañientes to the MP ruins will not be refunded for any reason.
  • Before issuing a refund, we will request a refund from the train companies, buses, etc. Please consider that they may charge an administrative fee, and they don’t provide immediate refunds.
  • We do not issue refunds in case of delayed flights, landslides, bad weather, or strikes that affect the tour.
  • We do not issue the breakdown of the costs incurred during the tour.
  • You will receive the refund within 7 business days.

Other tours:

  • Please inform us at least 2 days in advance for a free refund.
  • If you made the payment and reservation one day before the tour, you will not be eligible for a refund or rescheduling.
  • Strikes/landslides: If the bus has already departed and there is a strike, the guide will offer an alternative route if possible, but there will be no refund or rescheduling. The alternative route may not be to your liking.
  • No show: If you are not present at the scheduled pick-up time from your hotel or meeting point, the tour will be considered terminated with no right to a refund or rescheduling.
  • We do not issue the breakdown of the costs incurred during the tour.

Refund process:

  • We preferably refund you through PayPal; otherwise, we will use Western Union.
  • When we send you the refund, we don’t include the commission that PayPal or Western Union normally charges. The money transfer companies will apply the respective commission on your refund.
  • The money transfer commission charged by PayPal or Western Union is approx. 5%.
  • If you paid with a credit card, we refund you less than 5% of the total payment you made. The 5% represents the commission charged by the banks.

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