Summary: Book this 2-day excursion and visit the major attractions in the Sacred Valley and the citadel of Machu Picchu.
Duration: 2 days / 1 night
Availability: All year
Price per person: US$ 357.00 (based on 2 persons)
Minimum: 1 person
Times: 08:15 am to 08:30 pm +1
Meeting point: Pick-up from your hotel
Cancellation policy: 48 hours before the scheduled start of the tour
Day 1: Cusco – Pisac – Ollantaytambo – Aguas Calientes
We will meet at your hotel, from where we will take a vehicle together to the village of Pisac, around 40 minutes from the city of Cusco. In Pisac, there will be plenty of time to explore the handcraft market, before we continue to the archaeological site. At the ruins, our guide will offer historical information, before giving us free time to wander the site independently. Then, we will continue to Urubamba, where we’ll eat a buffet lunch, to give us energy for our next visit: Ollantaytambo. We will climb the terraces to visit the ruins of the Temple of the Sun, and learn a little more about how the Quechua people built their structures. Finally, we will go to Ollantaytambo train station, in time for our departure to Aguas Calientes (Machu Picchu Pueblo).
- Excursion by bus to the Sacred Valley of the Incas
- Guide for the Pisac market and archaeological site, and the archaeological complex at Ollantaytambo
- Lunch in the Sacred Valley of the Incas
- Train Ollantaytambo – Aguas Calientes departing at 04:36 pm (be at the station 30 minutes before the scheduled departure of the train)
- Standard category hotel in Aguas Calientes
Day 2: Aguas Calientes – Machu Picchu – Cusco
In the early morning we will take a bus from Aguas Calientes to the citadel of Machu Picchu. Here, we will meet with our guide for an escorted visit of the ruins. The tour will last for 2 hours, during which time we will receive information on the history of Machu Picchu, from its construction to when it was rediscovered by Hiram Bingham. After this experience, we will return by bus to Aguas Calientes, making sure we are at the station 30 minutes before the scheduled departure of our train. Upon arrival in Ollantaytambo, our transport to Cusco will be waiting for us.
- Bus (return journey) to and from the citadel of Machu Picchu
- Entrance to the Machu Picchu archaeological site
- Guided group visit to the Machu Picchu archaeological site, for approximately 2 hours, in Spanish or English
- Train Aguas Calientes – Ollantaytambo
- Private transport between Ollantaytambo train station and your hotel in Cusco
- Discount for children aged 11 to 12 years: US$ 23
- Discount for children under 11 years of age: US$ 85
- Discount for children aged under 8 years of age: US$ 108
To take advantage of one of the abovementioned discounts, contact us directly before booking online.
- Shared transport for the Sacred Valley excursion (Day 1)
- Transport by train from Ollantaytambo to Aguas Calientes (return journey)
- Accommodation in standard category hotel in Aguas Calientes.
- Transport by bus from Aguas Calientes to Machu Picchu (return journey)
- Bilingual guide (in Spanish or English)
- Entrance ticket to the Machu Picchu citadel (archaeological site)
- Accommodation in standard category hotel in Aguas Calientes.
- Tourist Ticket*
*About the Cusco Tourist Ticket:
- Price of General Tourist Ticket: S/. 130 Peruvian soles per person
- Price of the Partial Tourist Ticket: S/. 70 Peruvian soles per person
The General Tourist Ticket allows access to 16 tourist attractions, divided into 3 circuits, over a period of 10 days, while the Partial Ticket allows access to places on just 1 of the three circuits, over a period of 1 or 2 days, according to the circuit selected.
- Not applicable.
How to book:
- Select your departure date from the calendar.
- Select the time.
- Select the number of persons.
- Select the optional services you’d like to add.
- Select the language for the visit to Machu Picchu
- Click on “Book now”.
- Pay online.
Once you have completed payment, the booking will be subject to confirmation according to availability. If you’d like to check availability before paying, write to us.
What to bring:
- Original travel document (passport or other)
- Sun block
- Rain jacket or rain poncho
- Canteen or sports bottle
- Daypack (maximum 5 kilograms)
Frequently Asked Questions
How far in advance should I book the tour?
We accept bookings a minimum of 3 days in advance. However, spaces are limited and always subject to availability. There is very high demand for entrance tickets to the Machu Picchu citadel, and also for train seats. For some dates, these spaces are sold out many weeks in advance. Therefore, we recommend booking as far in advance as possible.
What is the difference between the partial and general tourist ticket?
There are 4 types of tourist ticket:
General Tourist Ticket (valid for 10 days) S/. 130 – Attractions: Sacsayhuaman, Qenqo, Puka Pukara, Tambomachay, the archaeological sites of Ollantaytambo, Pisac, Chinchero, Moray, Tipón, Pikillacta, museums, Qosqo Center for Native Art.
Partial Tourist Ticket I (valid for 1 day) S/. 70 – Attractions: Sacsayhuaman, Qenqo, Puka Pukara, Tambomachay.
Partial Tourist Ticket II (valid for 2 days) S/. 70 – Attractions: Archaeological sites of Tipón, Pikillacta, museums, Qosqo Center for Native Art.
Partial Tourist Ticket III (valid for 2 days) S/. 70 – Attractions: Archaeological sites of Ollantaytambo, Pisac, Chinchero, Moray.
Can the Tourist Ticket be bought online?
NO, the ticket must be bought directly at any of the attractions included on the ticket or at the main office Central Counter at the “Galerías Turísticas”, at Avenida El Sol 103.
Where can I buy the Tourist Ticket?
Central Counter (Avenida El Sol 103 “Galerías Turísticas”)
Monday to Sunday 08:00 – 18:00 hours
Tourist Information Office – DIRCETUR (Calle Mantas)
Monday to Saturday 08:00 – 12:00 hours / 14:00 – 18:00 hours
At all sites included on the Tourist Ticket (with the exception of the Museum of Contemporary Art and the Pachacutec Monument).
Are there special Tourist Ticket rates for children?
Children up to 9 years old do not pay. From 10 to 17 years old, children can access the student ticket rate, upon presentation of an identity document (DNI, passport, etc.).
What is the difference between the Machu Picchu citadel, Machu Picchu mountain, and Huayna Picchu mountain?
What is popularly known as “Machu Picchu” is the Machu Picchu Historical Sanctuary, which is composed of different areas. These include the Machu Picchu citadel (the archaeological site or ruins), and two nearby mountains: Machu Picchu and Huayna Picchu
Can I take my luggage to Machu Picchu?
With each train ticket, passengers have the right to take hand luggage only (daypack or bag), weighing no more than 5 kilograms (11 pounds), and with maximum measurements of 157 linear centimeters (62 inches) (height + length + width).
- More than 48 hours before the scheduled start of the tour, the Hotel Arqueólogo will retain 40% of the total value of the tour.
- Less than 48 hours before the scheduled start of the tour, no refund will be available.