Day 1: Sacred Valley Tour
On the first day of the tour we will visit:
- Pisaq market
- Pisaq ruins
- Aguas Calientes
Day 2: Full day tour in Machu Picchu
On the second day of the tour, we will spend an entire day exploring the Incan ruins of Machu Pichu.
Please Note: We highly recommend that you book your tour far in advance because during the peak season (May to September) Machu Picchu entrance tickets and train tickets can be sold out several weeks in advance.
Day 1: Sacred Valley Tour
We will pick you up from your hotel in Cusco at 8:30 a.m. to travel by bus to the beautiful village of Pisaq in the Sacred Valley. In Pisaq, you can visit the extensive artisanal market and the Pisaq ruins. After our first taste of the Sacred Valley, we will continue our scenic journey to Urubamba, the heart of the Sacred Valley, where we will stop for lunch. Here you can try some famous Peruvian cuisine. Some of our favorites are: lomo saltado, alpaca steak, aji de gallina, and quinoa soup. After lunch, we will continue the tour to the amazing town of Ollantaytambo. Ollantaytambo is a classic Incan city where the Incan urban construction of narrow streets adjacent to flowing streams is still preserved.
Finally, we will board an afternoon train to Aguas Calientes, a town near the base of Machu Picchu. In Aguas Calientes, you will have time to explore the town and we will provide you with one-night accommodation in a hostel. The hostel can be upgraded to a hotel if you prefer. At night, we will discuss what time you would like to wake up the next morning for your tour to Machu Picchu.
Day 2: Full day tour in Machu Picchu
After breakfast, our guide will pick you up from your accommodation and lead you to the bus station where you will board a bus up to Machu Picchu. In Machu Picchu, you will have a walking tour of this mysterious city, followed by free time for your own exploration of the site. Once you have completed your tour of Machu Picchu, you will take the bus back to Aguas Calientes before you board the train for your return trip to Cusco.
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 payment of the deposit for the trek in order to qualify for the international discount.
Included / Not Included
What is included :
- Professional tour guide who is fluent in English
- Van/Car for the tour to the Sacred Valley
- Train from Ollantaytambo to Aguas Calientes on the first day
- Basic Hotel with private bathroom and hot water in Aguas Calientes (This can be upgraded if you let us know at the time you book the tour)
- Dinner in Aguas Calientes
- Round trip bus ticket from Aguas Calientes to Machu Picchu
- Machu Picchu entrance fee
- Guided tour of Machu Picchu
- Train from Aguas Calientes to Ollantaytambo on the second day
- Bus/car transfer from Ollantaytambo to your accommodation in Cusco
- Lunch in Sacred Valley tour
- A partial tourist ticket for the ruins in the Sacred Valley (70 soles per person)
- Lunch in Aguas Calientes on the final day
What you need bring:
- Original passport (needed to enter Machu Picchu)
- Small daypack
- Warm jacket
- Rain gear
- Insect repellent
- Extra money for lunches and shopping
- Bathing suit for the 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.
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 to avoid 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 they will take you to your accommodation 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 will be confirmed at your briefing. There is an option to upgrade your train to the Vistadome train at an extra cost of 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 arrive 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 to avoid 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 accommodation in Cusco. Arrival time in Cusco will depend on train availability. You will receive your return train tickets once your guide has finished your walking tour of Machu Picchu.