Exploring the Splendor of the Sacred Valley and the Wonder of Machu Picchu: 2 Days & 1 Night tour

Alpaca or vicuna in machupicchu

About this activity:

2 days & 1 night
From Cusco
Machu Picchu
Families with children & adults

Tour details:

This tour is exactly what are you looking for. If you are traveling alone, in couples or with your family (children) just to know one of the 7 wonders of the modern world Machupicchu Cusco Peru, you are a kind of people who does not like to walk a lot and you have very little time to travel and will spend a shorter time in Cusco, book with us now!

This tour will be done only by car and train, it is possible to have certain walks but only in places surrounding the archaeological sites. It is also a great option for those who want to relax and enjoy an experience with wonderful views from the comfort of their transportation.

¡Come with us and go for a perfect relaxing Peru adventure with a mix between culture, nature and history, been part of this trip of the Sacred Valley Machu Picchu!

Full Itinerary: Exploring the Splendor of the Sacred Valley and the Wonder of Machu Picchu: 2 Days & 1 Night tour

Our kind and knowledgeable representative will welcome you at the Cusco Peru airport to the Sacred Valley Cusco.

Do not rush and be careful you will be landing at 3.350 masl. or 10,990 fts. and this may bring some discomfort in the body.  It is normal to feel some shortness of breath or a small headache. All this will disappear with time.

1st stop will be at the Alpaca and Vicuñas farm. Here, you will see the llamas, alpacas, vicuñas, and guanacos. In the interpretative center your guide will give you background information and show you the textile center, displaying how the wools are woven and colored. Good quality alpaca wool will be for sale, maybe after explanation you will encourage to buy some sweater or some gifts to bring home. With your private transportation we’ll drive to the Sacred Valley Lookout Point (Taray), for amazing views and photos.

2nd stop will be the Pisaq Inca Archeological site, located on top of Pisaq Mountain in the Sacred Valley. Your tour guide will take you to the most impressive spots and a guiding tour here. On the way across to the Sacred Valley will have a nice place to get lunch with amazing views if the Urubamba River.

3rd Finally, we will go to the last spot of the tour: the town of Ollantaytambo. Once here, you will explore the archaeological fortress of the town together with one of the most important Temples of the Sun in the region.

Your tour will end after the guided tour in Ollantaytambo. We will make sure to drop you off at the train station to go to Aguas Calientes or Machupicchu town.

  • Accommodation: Casa de Luz or similar (3-star hotel)
  • Meals: Lunch (at the restaurant sacred valley)
  • Entrance Tickets: Included
  • Additional notes: We suggest take early flights from Lima before 7:00hrs.

At 5:30 hrs. we will go by bus to Machu Picchu to the upper part of the site, through the Circuit N°2 your guide will give you all the information about Machu Picchu. We will show you the most requested place from where you can see the sunrise and take pictures. Then, your guide will lead you through the main sectors of the citadel for a total of 3.00 hours. At the end of the tour, you will have some time to yourself or, if you organized an extra hike, Huayna Picchu Mountain* or Machu Picchu Mountain, your guide will show you where to start this hike.

For your return to the town of Aguas Calientes we recommend you to be at least 2 hours before the departure of your train. Your guide will explain about your train schedule before your return. The return by train from Aguas Calientes to Ollantaytambo will take approximately 2 hours. In Ollantaytambo, our representative will be waiting for you to the right of the exit door of the station with a sign with your name on it to locate you.

The car ride to Cusco will be approximately 2 hours and will have you dropped off at your hotel in Cusco or straight to Cusco airport.

OPTIONS: *Huayna Picchu Mountain or Machu Picchu Mountain are both additional hikes available once inside Machu Picchu. Either extra hike may be hikes after your guided tour of Machu Picchu and must be arranged ahead of time. Both hikes are subject to availability and at an extra cost of USD $75 per person.


  • Meals: Breakfast (at the hotel)
  • Entrance Tickets: Included
  • Additional notes: We suggest take early flights to Lima after 19:00hrs.

End of the services

Additional Information

All hotels and the Inca Trail are based on availability. Any changes will be made with your approval.

Packing list:

  • CLOTHING: Knowing that in Cusco we have the rainy and dry seasons, the most important thing is to keep in mind what clothes we will wear on our trip to Cusco, and we must choose appropriate clothing to wear according to the occasion. During the rainy season, this region is the most affected, and weather conditions in this area of the country are very changeable. As you climb in altitude, temperatures can reach up to 16 – 18°C. It is imperative that you wear waterproof clothing and footwear as well as warm clothes, especially at night.
  • SUN BLOCK: Peru and especially Cusco have the highest ultraviolet rays and harmful radiation for the skin. So sunscreen you should bring.
    In addition, to be protected from radiation it is highly recommended that you wear a hat or cap and sunglasses.
  • REPELLENT OR BUG SPRAY: If you travel in the dry season, in every trip you make around Cusco and Machu Picchu you cannot forget a good mosquito repellent. These insects are present all year round, especially in the months of August and October in the most natural areas that are close to the jungle, as is the case of Machu Picchu. In addition, good advice to avoid mosquito bites is to take food with high vitamin B content during the days prior to your trip.
  • BACKPACK: We recommend moving around Cusco and surroundings. It is essential to carry a backpack in which you can carry your passport, water, extra money, bug spray, sun block, raincoat. In this case, we recommend a comfortable size to carry, just enough to avoid being overloaded.
  • PASSPORT: Normally you must carry your passport on your trips, but it is important to remember this, as there will be many times when you will be asked for your ID and you will have to show it. For example, it will be essential to carry your passport in places such as: the entrance to Machu Picchu. To access the citadel, it is mandatory that you show both the entrance ticket and your passport. In some cases, at the train station to Machu Picchu and at the bus stop to go up to the archaeological site.
  • POWER ADAPTER: In Peru various types of plugs are used (flat, round and triple) and the current is 220 volts and 60 hertz. If the current or the plugs in your country are different, it is essential that you bring an adapter, both to charge your electronic devices and to convert the current and not damage any of them.
  • ELECTRONIC DEVICES: The camera to make sure you don’t miss a single moment of your trip. What’s better than coming back from a trip and reviewing all the photos to remember the moments? If possible, bring a portable charger and a large capacity card or memory for the camera. We assure you that in Cusco you will not stop taking pictures of every corner you visit, so it is important that you are prepared to not run out of battery or memory space.
  • MONEY: Many places in Cusco, such as restaurants, market, silver and alpaca stores, offer card payment, so it is not necessary to carry too much cash during your trip. Also, if you have euros or dollars in cash, there are many exchange houses in the center of Cusco (Sol Avenue) where you can exchange for soles, the national currency of Peru. It is also possible to pay with dollars or tip in dollars, which is common most in tourist places.
  • MEDICINES: Peruvian pharmacies sell basic medicines without a prescription, while other specialty medicines can only be bought with your own prescription, so if you need any special medicine, we recommend that you carry your doctor’s prescription with you. Also, in Cusco pharmacies you will find Diamox, which is a pill recommended alleviating altitude sickness specially to go to rainbow mountain where is 5,000 masl.
  • TRAVEL INSURANCE: Because there are so many logistics to plan and pay for before your trek occurs, payment for your trek is due even if you are unable to complete the hike. Please read our Booking Conditions carefully, so you know what is due. Obtaining travel insurance before you leave home is strongly encouraged. This way, if something happens, and this is rare, you will not be out of pocket a tremendous amount of money. Alpaca will provide a letter and your invoice to submit to your insurance in this case to help expedite your processing.

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FAQs Exploring the Splendor of the Sacred Valley and the Wonder of Machu Picchu: 2 Days & 1 Night tour

Machu Picchu is an Incan site built in 15th-century. It belonged to ancient Incan society situated almost 2500 m above sea level or 8000 feet, protected by UNESCO considered a ‘’World Heritage site’’. Machu Picchu attracts more than 5,000 people a day during the high season between May and October, with about 1 million people visiting the site yearly.

Mostly in the postcard photos you can get magnificent views which have been taken from 3 important places, with different angles that we have on the Machu Picchu site this are: The Sun Gate, Huayna Picchu Mountain and Machu Picchu Mountain. The Sun Gate is just for people who do the Inca Trail and pass through this gate, for the other 2 options it is necessary of an extra permit but both of them wort it, you will be impressive of the views from the peaks of these mountains.

Both Huaynapicchu and Machu Picchu Mountain are permit restricted hikes that must be done within a certain time. You need to be arranged a few months in advance of your trip. Both offer amazing views of Machu Picchu from viewpoints directly above. Machu Picchu takes about 3 hours to top and is spectacular on a lovely day, but views are often restricted by clouds. Huaynapicchu takes 45 minutes to the top and is definitely the most popular of the three options. All views are amazing. Click here to watch a short video showing the difference between Machu Picchu Mountain and Huaynapicchu.

Basically, the tours are exactly the same, but the private tour will only be you and your family or friends you are not going to share service with anyone. Group tours include people from everywhere and all varieties of hiking abilities who go fast or slower than you.


  1. Guided tours with professional guides - English speaking (ask for other languages speakers with the travel agent) - Passionate about sharing historical information, culture and customs of our locality.
  2. Hotel: This tour 01 night in Aguas Calientes. We can easily add extra nights before or after the tour, if needed. Let your travel agent know if you are interested in extending the tour and we will quote you a price. Rates are based on double occupancy. Single rooms are charged extra. It is always possible to change hotels if you wish. We can also book the trip without hotels, if you prefer to book them on your own.
  3. Transportation: All transportation is included in this trip. We will pick you up and make sure you are escorted until you are taken back to your hotel or to the airport.
  4. Tickets: All tickets are included for the Sacred Valley tour, entrance to Machu Picchu Circuit N°2, round trip bus tickets to/from Aguas Calientes.
  5. Train Tickets: Train tickets are in tourist class Peru Rail or Inca Rail, from Ollantaytambo to Aguas Calientes it is approximately at 19:00hrs and from Aguas Calientes to Ollantaytambo is approximately at 14:55hrs, if you hoping to upgrade to Vistadome or 360° train then is $ 75 one way and $125 round trip.
  6. Transfers: All transfers are included in our services till the end of the trip.
  7. Meals: Only the meals specified in the itinerary are included.

Not included

  1. Huayna Picchu or Machupicchu mountain ticket extra cost 75USD.
  2. Flights: Flying to Cusco Peru can be tricky. Delays occur often and it is not uncommon for flights to be cancelled. Please be sure to arrive in the city at least two days before your trek start date. LATAM is the most reliable of the airlines, you must be sure that your domestic flights do not cause you to miss any of your tours.
  3. Gratuities: Tipping is always appreciated and should be based completely on your satisfaction. Although it may not be customary to you, it is of considerable significance to the people who will take care of you during your travels.
  4. Travel Insurance: This is not required, but always recommended. For those of you who live at sea-level, landing in Cusco Peru will take an adjustment period. Most people need one or two days to adjust. In case you have a hard time adjusting to the altitude.
  5. Last lunch in Machupicchu
  6. Day packs: We recommend having snacks, water, hat, layers of clothing, insect repellent, documents and camera at all times, so you will probably have a small bag.

For your carry-on luggage: The maximum weight of your luggage must be 16 kgs and its measurements are as follows maximum: height= 55 cm x width=35 cm x length=25 cm.

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