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US$ 390.00 p/person
(Based on Double / Triple accommodation)
Student rate USD$ 370.00 per person when University Student card is sent with payment or before (Single supplement additional $20.00 for a solo traveler.)
UP-GRADE VISTADOME TRAIN: Add Vistadome train service return to Cusco (One way US$60 per person) (In and return both ways with Vistadome US$ 100 per person)
UP-GRADE ACCOMMODATION: With Hotel Inka Tower Extra $35 per person; with Andina Luxury Hotel $46 per person; or with Mapi Inkaterra Hotel $90 per person. (To confirm please write in Notes in the booking format) or email at [email protected]
This tour is probably the most popular way to combine these 2 tours to utilise the interesting facts about the culture and history of the Sacred Valley as an introduction and backdrop to the wonder of Machupicchu. Making the best use of your time to reduce backtracking and especially as until July there is no train track between Cusco and Ollantaytambo you need to get to Ollantaytambo to take the train to Aguas Calientes so it is not only your best option but one of your few!
Our tours at Machu Picchu sanctuary starts very early to avoid the crowds and before big groups arrives and packed the Sanctuary Park, personalized guided tour for group of friends, families (4-8 person group) !! Other tour groups in Machu Picchu are with 20-25 person. Excellent guides with years of experience.
Better starting days for this tour are on Sunday or Tuesday or Thursday. Best to avoid Saturdays as Sunday in Machu Pichchu is usually more packed.
Tourist bus and Expedition Train (Perurail). with reserved seats ,very comfortable train service
-Small group size on Sacred Valley and Machu Picchu Tour.
-Experienced TOUR GUIDES and private tour transportation.
-Early departs so we will visit sites before other groups to avoid crowds.
-Stops in Miradors for classic great pictures,
-Visit Pisac traditional Market and Pisac Incan site Ollantaytambo,
-Stop at Urubamba town for a typical lunch,(not included)
-Afternoon Train to Aguas Calientes town. Hot springs (Optional)
-At dinner time meet your guide for Machu Picchu.
-Early breakfast and at 5:00 am. Early bus to MachuPicchu,
-Bus down to Aguas Calientes. Experienced guides and driver.
-Afternoon return by train to Ollantaytambo and a van to Cusco or direct train to Cusco at: 15:20 pm
At 8.00 am meet at SAS Travel office or pick up from your hotel at 07:50 am. In our private van or bus we will travel northwest direction for 45 minutes over the mountains and descend with beautiful views around, we will drop 1500 feet (450 m) to the valley floor -this area is called the sacred valley of the Incas located at 2,970 m with impressive lands for farming, high mountains, Incan sites, modern small villages and Vilcanota river. Before arriving to Pisac town we will see hanging farming terraces on the hills where on top was constructed the Incan Pisac town, you will have time to visit the typical market to admire artisans, painters and artists, take pictures or buy souveniers from locals. Afterward we wil drive to the top of the mountain then explore and hike the extensive Incan Pisac site with stunning views over the valley and exquisite Incan architecture. (For those who would prefer to spend more time in the market instead of visiting the ruins, advise your guide so he can organize a time and place to pick you up when they return through the market). Afterward we continue driving to Urubamba town where we will stop for a lunch (not included, your guide will inform about options). Afterward we will continue for another 40 minutes drive to reach Ollantaytambo town surrounded by mountains, here we will have another tour and discover the magnificence of the Incan constructions, huge stones beautifully carved, impressive landscape and locals in their traditional clothes. After visiting Ollantaytambo Incan site, we will take you to the Train Station to board the Train to Aguas Calientes town. This is a 2 hours ride, arriving at the Train Station the staff from Hostel Viajeros will meet you and settle you into your accommodation. You have free time to visit the town or just relax. At dinner time at 7:00 pm here your guide for Machu Picchu will offer you a short briefing and he will explain details and plans for next day. (If you booked an Up-grade hotel the guide will come to your Hotel at 18:45 pm.) If you would like a better accommodation please see our list of Up Grade hotels and book with us in advance.
Early breakfast at 05:00 am at the Hostel. Then we are ready to board the first bus to Machu Picchu at approx 05.30am and arrive at the entrance at 06.00am when the gates of this Sanctuary is open (please have your passport on hand). Guided tour of Machupicchu Citadel before the crowds arrive and the site is full of people, it takes approx 2 - 2.5 Hrs and leads you through all the most important areas, miradors, temples, residences, best spots and all archaeological sites with the insights of very capable guides. After our interesting tour you have time for more exploration in your own, time to get the best photos or also you will have time for optional hikes around. (Walk to the Sun`s Gate, Inca Bridge, or climbing to Huayna Picchu or Montaña (Reserve in advance if this walk is your desire, Lunch not included on 2nd Day. (Bring some snacks and drinks or order a box lunch at the Hostal the night before at Reception) 1st group visitors can stay at the Sanctuary until 12:00-13:00 Hrs.
Afterward Bus from Machupicchu to Aguas Calientes. Free time to stay in town or enjoy the hot springs (15 Soles pp extra). Train return (generally 4.43 pm) to Ollantaytambo and transport on to Cusco (in high season the train times may be slightly different due to availability) or Direct train to Cusco. Transfer from Train Station to your Hotel in Cusco. 30 Minutes.