Places visited in the first day:
Salinas de Maras
Place visited in the second day:
A full day visit to Machu Picchu
Once you have completed your tour of Machu Picchu, you will take the bus to Aguas Calientes where you can stop for lunch and then go to the train station and take the train for your return trip to Cusco.
Important: We do not visit the ruins of Ollantaytambo on this tour, we simply go there in order to take the train to Aguas Calientes
Your tour guide will pick you up from your hotel/hostal at 8:00am and you will travel by minivan to the amazing village of Chincheros. In Chincheros you can visit the artisanal market where they will show you the way in which the Inca’s people used to get the natural dyes from all the native plants in the Cusco region. Also you will visit the Chincheros Inca ruins. Then we will continue our scenic journey to Moray, the amazing Inca agricultural terraces. After this we will continue to Salinas de Maras, impressive salt mines in a beautiful setting. Then we will stop in Urubamba, the heart of the Sacred Valley, for lunch. After lunch you will continue through to the Ollantaytambo train station. Here we will board an afternoon train to Aguas Calientes, the base town of Machu Picchu. You will then have time to explore this town and go to the hot springs if you like. You will then stay one night in a hostel. This can be upgraded to a hotel if you wish. We will discuss over dinner what time you would like to wake up the next morning for your tour to MachuPicchu.
After breakfast, our guide will pick you up from your hostel/hotel and lead you to the bus station where you will board a bus to MachuPicchu. At MachuPicchu, you will have a 2 hour walking tour of this mysterious city, followed by free time for your own exploration.In this time you can also climb HuaynaPicchu or MachuPicchu Mountain if you have reserved a spot for 65 dollars extra
US$400 per person
Group Size: 2-8 people
We offer a discount of US$20 to students with a valid International Student Identity Card (ISIC) and to children under the age of 16 years old. Scanned copies of your ISIC card or child’s passport must be provided at the time of paying the deposit for the trek in order to qualify for the discount. International
Included / Not Included
What is included :
Professional tour guide fluent in English
A mini van for the tour and to Ollantaytambo from Cusco
InkaRail or Peru Rail train from Ollantaytambo to Aguas Calientes
One night hostel/hotel in Aguas Calientes (This can be upgraded)
Dinner in Aguas Calientes
Round trip bus ticket from Aguas Calientes to MachuPicchu
MachuPicchu entrance fee
Guided tour of MachuPicchu
Expedition train from Aguas Calientes to Ollantaytambo
Bus transfer from Ollantaytambo to Cusco
Lunch in Urubamba in the first day
Entrance fee for Chincheros, Moray and Salinas
A ticket to climb HuaynaPicchu or MachuPicchu Mountain-let us know in advance if you would like to do this
Lunch in Aguas Calientes on the final day.
What do you need to take?
Original passport (needed to enter MachuPicchu)
For students: original ISIC card
Extra money for lunches and shopping
Bathing suit for hot springs in Aguas Calientes
Is there a minimum group size? What happens if Inti Sun Trek does not meet the minimum size?.
We require a minimum of 2 people to depart on this tour. With a group size of 2 people, we can guarantee a departure for you with your desired date. However, if there are other people interested in the same trek on the same date, we will add them to your group. If there is no other interest, you will have a private tour by default.
Please Note: We will not combine you with a group from another tour company.
What time does the train depart to Aguas Calientes on Day 1?
On the first day of the tour. The train departs from Ollantaytambo train station at 4:30 p.m. and arrives in Aguas Calientes at approximately 6:10 p.m. Once you arrive in Aguas Calientes, you will be picked up by our transfer outside of the train station. Our transfer will be holding a sign with your name on it so that there will be no confusion. If you do not see the transfer initially, just wait for them outside of the train station. Once the transfer has picked you up he/she will take you to your hotel/hostel in Aguas Calientes.
What type of hostel does Inti Sun Trek use for this trek?
At Inti Sun Trek, we always book through the Continental, El Tambo or Machu Picchu hostels, which offer private double rooms. These hostels offer comfortable beds, hot water for showering, WiFi, and breakfast.
NOTE: We guarantee these hostels will be reserved, as per the itinerary, only if you book your trek 2 months in advance. Otherwise we may be forced to offer you an alternative hostel to stay in.
Can I upgrade the hostal to a hotel in Aguas Calientes?
Every traveller has their own expectations for accommodation and that is why we offer you the option to book your own hostel independently. The three hostels that Inti Sun Trek books are considered basic and if you wish to upgrade to a hotel you need to:
1) Do this yourself or,
2) Ask Inti Sun Trek to do it for you.
If you wish to book a hostel independently, a US $10 discount is given per person off the tour price. You can use this money to pay for an alternative hostel.
Do we take the 5:30 a.m. bus to Machu Picchu on Day 2?
Yes, you can take the 5:30 a.m. bus, or you can hike for approximately 90 minutes up the famous stairs to the entrance of Machu Picchu from Aguas Calientes.
Important: You will receive your return train tickets for you return trip to Cusco once your guide has finished your walking tour of Machu Picchu.
What time does the train depart back to Ollantaytambo on Day 2?
On the second day of the tour, the train departs from Ollantaytambo train station either at 2.55 p.m., or 4.45 p.m. The train that we will book for you depends on availability and is confirmed at your briefing. There is an option to upgrade your train to the Vistadome train which is an extra US $65 per person. Please let us know your preference at the time of booking. Please note: None of the trains go straight to Cusco.
How long will we be traveling before we arrived back in Cusco?
You will be traveling for approximately 3 hours before you arrive back in Cusco. First, you will travel for 1 1/2 hours on a train before you arrive in Ollantaytambo train station. Then you will be picked up by your driver outside of the train station. The driver will be holding a sign with your name on it so that there will be no confusion. If you do not see the driver initially, just wait for them outside of the train station. Once the driver has picked you up, you will travel for another 1 1/2 hours in a private van/car before you arrive back at your hotel/hostel in Cusco. Arrival time in Cusco will depends on train availability. You will receive your return train tickets once your guide has finished your walking tour of Machu Picchu.