If you do not dispose of much time in Cusco, we offer you this option to visit Machu Picchu + the second best attraction in Cusco, The Sacred Valley.
You will be picked up from your Hotel between 7:50 and 8:00 am to begin this sightseeing tour in the Sacred Valley of the Inca where you will visit the first archaeological complex:
The bus will take you to the highest part of the complex, where the guide will give a brief explanation of the site and after this you will have some free time to enjoy the scenery (do not forget to bring your poncho or rain gear in the rainy season from October to May). Photography
Tips: The Intihuatana or Sundial, the cemetery, and the terraces.
Famous for its Andean market and customs, in Pisac you can buy arts and crafts at very affordable prices. You can also taste some of the best chicken or cheese empanadas (with a touch of albahaca) of the region as well as visit the workshops of artisans working silver.
This is one of the last real Inca towns left. The indigenous people that live here to this day live under Inca customs surrounded by the Apus (Mountains believed to be their gods). They believe that these Apus protect them and the impressive complex made of beautiful terraces used for agriculture and religious purposes. The majority of the Inca constructions here remain intact.
Photography Tips: The Temple of the Sun, the Bath of the Ñusta (or Inca concubine), and the Inca terraces.
After your visit of this incredible archaeological complex you will have time to visit the village but remember that you must be in the train station in Ollantaytambo 30 minutes before the departure of your train (the availability and timing of the trains are subject to change so please be there on time). We will use as reference the train leaving from Ollantaytambo to Aguas Calientes at 19:00 and arriving in Aguas Calientes at 21:00 pm. There will be a person waiting for you here to take you to your Hotel where the guide will visit you and give a brief explanation of the next day’s tour of Machu Picchu.
On this day you will have two different options to choose from, either walk up to Machu Picchu (this takes around 2 hours) or go by Bus. We recommend you leave early if you wish to experience the sunrise over this amazing Inca archaeological Citadel. The bus is optional and costs $ 12 per ticket each way, the first bus leaves at 5:30 am and upon arrival you may begin your visit of Machu Picchu. If you bought your entrance ticket to Huayna Picchu you will have the chance to climb this mountain (availability is controlled by the government and the Ministry of Culture, ask about availability at the time of your booking). In Machu Picchu you will have a two hour guided tour and after this you will have some time to explore this important Inca site on your own. We will then return to Aguas Calientes where you must be at the train station at least 30 minutes before your train leaves (the return train is subject to change so it’s better to be safe and on time). Once we arrive to Ollantaytambo there will be a bus waiting for us that will take you back to Cusco, leaving you at the Regocijo Square in the City Center.
**Please remember that if you want to buy the ticket for admission to Huayna Picchu mountain it must be for the second group (10 am) otherwise you cannot take the 2 hour tour in Machu Picchu**
Lunch on the second day.
BTC Touristic Ticket (70 soles).
Lunch Buffet in Urubamba.
Optional (you can also walk in approx.
2 hours) Bus Aguas Calientes- Machu Picchu – Aguas Calientes.