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Sacred Valley & Machu Picchu

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2 Days / 1 Night
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from US$400
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Max. Altitude
2400 m / 7875 ft
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Group Size
Up to 12 people
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  • Sacred Valley
  • Pisac
  • Ollantaytambo
  • Aguas Calientes
  • Machu Picchu

Sacred Valley with connection to Machu Picchu in 2 days

This package is a combination of the famous tour of the Sacred Valley and the classic train tour to Machu Picchu. We offer you great amounts of beauty and history over 2 days. It includes a full day tour in the Sacred Valley, a trip to Aguas Calientes on the beautiful Vistadome Train, a night of rest in a comfortable and pleasant hotel, and dinner at the best restaurant in Aguas Calientes. We’ll end with a visit to the fantastic citadel of Machu Picchu, where you’ll have the opportunity to climb the Huayna Picchu Mountain or Machu Picchu Mountain.

Sacred Valley, Pisac, Ollantaytambo, Aguas Calientes, Machu Picchu
Machu Picchu was built by the Inca Pachacutec and his people around the year 1460.
The Sacred Valley in Peru is home to ancient monuments and ruins dating back to the Incas' days.
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  • Itinerary
  • Inclusions
  • Before You Go
  • Pricing
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The Sacred Valley is an incomparably beautiful place with small towns and ancient archaeological sites in the midst of rugged mountains northeast of Cusco. This valley was of great value to the Incas due to its geographical location and good climate. To this day, it stands as one of the best places for corn production in Peru.

In the middle of the mountains runs the sacred river of Urubamba (also called Willkamayu or Vilcanota), the Inca cosmology's main element. The Incas knew that this river was not only fully linked to the constellations and snow-capped peaks, but was also the reflection of the Milky Way.

On the second day, you will visit Machu Picchu, make your dreams come true, and enjoy this archaeological sanctuary to the fullest in a package that gives you, like no other tour, the most significant amount of time Machu Picchu.

Itinerary at a Glance

  • Day 0

    Pre-Departure Briefing


  • Day 1

    Cusco | Písac - Ollantaytambo - Aguas Calientes

  • Day 2

    Aguas Calientes | Machu Picchu - Cusco

Why Take the Sacred Valley and Machu Picchu?

  • Machu Picchu was built by the Inca Pachacutec and his people around the year 1460.
  • After being forgotten for many years, in 1911, the American Hiram Bingham reached Machu Picchu on an expedition and spread the news worldwide.
  • Fell free to climb Huayna Picchu or the symbolic mountain of Machu Picchu, the highest behind the Incan city.
  • The Sacred Valley in Peru is home to ancient monuments and ruins dating back to the Incas' days.
  • Pisac is one of the most amazing places in the Sacred Valley. In this archaeological complex, you will appreciate the beauty of the Inca architecture, the quality of its hydraulic engineering, and the impressive cultivation platforms.
Day 1

Cusco | Písac - Ollantaytambo - Aguas Calientes

We’ll pick you up from your hotel at approximately 7:00 a.m. and go to Písac to visit the first archaeological site of the route. The architecture and engineering of the Incas here is truly amazing. We’ll have a guided tour of Písac that will last approximately 2 hours. Then, we will visit one of the most colourful traditional markets in the entire region. Take advantage of the great prices and buy directly from the producers!

Our next destination is Urubamba, where we’ll arrive at approximately noon. In this quiet place you’ll have the opportunity to choose your lunch place among several restaurants (price not included in the tour).

The last archaeological destination of the tour is 30 minutes from Urubamba. The Ollantaytambo fortress was built from pink granite rocks and is another impressive example of Inca creation. Here you’ll be able to appreciate the second largest Inca stone preserved to date (90 tons), which was used as part of the Temple of the Sun. You’ll discover all the secrets of Ollantaytambo on a guided tour.

Later, we’ll go to the train station, which we can walk to in 15 minutes. There you’ll board the Vistadome Train heading to Aguas Calientes. During the trip, you’ll see several glaciers and snowy peaks, as well as fertile green valleys and Inca agricultural platforms on both sides of the valley. Once in Aguas Calientes, you’ll stay in a pleasant and comfortable hotel.

An unbeatable way to spend free time is to visit the hot springs of Aguas Calientes. In the evening you’ll get to enjoy a delicious dinner in the best restaurant.

Day 2

Aguas Calientes | Machu Picchu - Cusco

We’ll wake you up very early to enjoy your breakfast without being rushed (5:00 am). This way, we can board one of the first buses that leave for Machu Picchu (2,400 masl / 7,875 fasl). At the entrance to the Inca citadel, you must show your entry ticket and your passport. If you’re a student, you must carry your student card with you.

Feel the powerful energy of this fantastic archaeological site as soon as you enter. You’ll have the happiness of observing how the golden light of the dawn sun gradually covers all the corners of Machu Picchu. Learn all its secrets and mysteries thanks to a guided tour where you will also have information about its history and local flora and fauna. Our guide will take you for 2.5 hours through the most important places, and then you’ll have some free time to explore Machu Picchu on your own.

If you chose to climb the Huayna Picchu Mountain (Not included in the package), you must do so at 10:00 am. After Machu Picchu, you will come to return to Aguas Calientes by bus.

In Aguas Calientes, you’ll board the Expedition Train heading to Ollantaytambo, and later you’ll travel to Cusco in a private van. We’ll drop you off at the hotel door. The time of your arrival will depend on the time of your train ticket.


What Is Included?

  • High Quality Service & Safety

  • Pre-departure briefing

    You will meet your tour guide and group in our office for an orientation before your tour. The meeting will be at 5:00 PM the evening before the trip begins.

  • Experienced Guide

    All our guides are graduates of the professional career of Tourism of the National University San Antonio Abad of Cusco. Our guides are chosen for their professionalism, experience, responsibility, seriousness, unbridled passion for exploring, and a desire to share in the experience. They’ll make sure you are safe and happy.

  • Medical Kit

    All Salkantay Trekking guides have received specialized training in first aid. We hold mandatory training sessions with our guides every February. Your guide will always carry a first aid kit to face basic emergency situations (altitude sickness, traveller’s diarrhoea, cuts, scrapes, etc.) as well as oxygen. If necessary, we’ll evacuate you from the path as quickly as possible and ensure that you arrive at a clinic for treatment.

  • Customer Service 24/7

    We have telephone service available 24 hours/day for ease of communication and preparation with the agency leading up to your trek.

  • Meals

  • Day 1: Buffet Lunch in the Sacred Valley and Dinner in Aguas Calientes

    Vegetarian, vegan, or special menus are available at no extra cost.

  • Day 2: Breakfast in the Hostel

  • Accommodation

  • Hostel in Aguas Calientes

    Day 1: Spent in a hostel in Aguas Calientes with a double or Matrimonial, private bathroom, hot shower, wifi, breakfast, and luggage storage while you visit Machu Picchu.

  • Transportation & Tickets

  • Transport

    Day 1: You will be picked up from your hotel to explore the Sacred Valley.

    Day 2: Transfer from the train station to your hotel in Cusco.

  • Train Ticket

    Day 1: Train from Ollantaytambo Train Station to Aguas Calientes(Expedition Service).

    Day 2: Train from Aguas Calientes to Ollantaytambo (Vistadome Service).

    Vistadome train offers a unique and different way to travel to Machu Picchu. Each of the cars features panoramic windows, enabling you to feel part of your surroundings. PeruRail Vistadome approaches you to the amazing landscapes and nature on-route to the Inca Citadel, creating a real connection.

  • Bus Ticket - Consetur

    Bus ticket from Aguas Calientes to Machu Picchu(Round Trip).

  • Permits & Entrance Tickets

  • Entrance ticket to Machu Picchu Archeological Site.

What Is Not Included?

  • Huayna Picchu

    You can climb the famous mountain that’s always seen in the photos, behind the archaeological site of Machu Picchu. It’s 45 minutes uphill. Going down can be scary if you fear heights. You can take this excursion once your guided tour to Machu Picchu ends. The additional cost is US $ 30.00. The permit must be issued at least 1 month in advance due to high demand. To protect your integrity, there may be changes due to weather conditions.

  • Entrance for the Sacred Valley

  • Day 2: Lunch and Dinner

  • Travel Insurance

  • Tips for our staff

    Tips are usual on any excursion to Machu Picchu. Although we pay good salaries to our entire team, something extra is always welcome, especially considering the hard work they do. Typically, group participants collect their tips to hand out to the porters and chefs together.

  • Additional costs or delays out of control of the management

    Landscape, bad weather condition, itinerary modification due to a safety concern, illness, change of government policy, political instability/strike, etc.

  Before You Go

We want to make your trip to Peru as memorable and as easy as possible. In this section, you will find speedy answers to all those questions you had about trekking Salkantay in one place. Please read the following information carefully – it will help you with any questions about our services.

Has another question that we haven’t answered here? Drop us a line, and we will get back to you asap!

Briefing or informative meeting

All information meetings are held in your hotel at 5:00 p.m., one night before the tour begins. If you cannot attend, you must coordinate another time at the Salkantay Trekking offices. These meetings last approximately 30 to 45 minutes.

Payment of Tour Balance (in Cusco)

The tour has to be paid for in full by at least 7.30 pm two days before departure. For example, if your tour departs on a Wednesday, then you must come to our office before 7.30 pm on Monday.

It would be much appreciated if you pay the tour balance in cash US dollars or local currency. You can withdraw some money from several ATMs along Avenida Sol (either in US dollars or local Peruvian Soles). You can pay by credit card or PAYPAL online, but you will have to pay an 8% service charge, charged by VISA and PAYPAL. We do not accept bank checks or payment of the balance by traveler’s checks.

Storing your luggage at our Office.

Of course! During the travel, your main luggage can be stored at our office(you can organize briefing day or by email) or at your hotel, both free of charge.

Any equipment that you are not going to need on the trek can be stored safely in your hotel. Nearly every hotel will provide this service. Don’t leave items of value with your bags, put them in the hotel safe and obtain an itemized receipt (In the unlikely case of theft many insurance companies require that you have a copy of the receipt itemizing all the items). Best put items such as credit cards inside a sealed, signed envelope for extra peace of mind.


Salkantay Trekking can pick you up from your hotel, as long as it’s in the Historic Center of Cusco. The pickup time will be coordinated with your guide in the briefing. The pickup time may vary between 30 and 45 minutes due to traffic. Cusco is a very old city, therefore, it has many narrow cobbled streets. Some hotels and Airbnbs may be located on streets without access to cars or on long, steep slopes, making it difficult to transport luggage. We strongly recommend that you book accommodation with good access.

Group tours:

Group tours are made up of different types of people. Physical conditions and ages can vary. By agreeing to be part of a group tour, you also accept that some people may be faster or slower than you. Therefore, each person can go at their own pace on the route. It may be the case that a group wishes to modify the tour; however, it will be the guide who decides, after consulting with all the participants, if said modifications can be made.

Strikes and demonstrations:

Strikes and demonstrations are usually frequent in Peru and this may interrupt some of our tours. Roads can be blocked and train tracks can be taken over. However, we will try to keep your excursion as planned, even if it means leaving the night before the scheduled date. Under these circumstances, tours may also be cancelled. In case of changes or cancellations, all situations will be coordinated with you by our operations department. Your safety is our highest priority and our decisions will be made to protect it.

Lost objects:

You’re responsible for your objects during the tour. Please pay attention to where you leave your things and remember to take everything once you leave our trucks, tents, or restaurants.


The Sacred Valley and Machu Picchu can leave any day of the week, from March through January. We do not run this trek in February because rainy season & maintenance.

  • Group Price

  • Machu Picchu Group
  • 2020 Land Cost
    per person
  • Pre-payment
  • Balance
  • This small-group journey is guaranteed to operate with just two guests.

Online Payment Sacred Valley and Machu Picchu 2 Days

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Extensions & Offers

There are several extensions you can include to your Adventure:

  • Rainbow Mountain:  $100  $80
  • Sacred Valley:  $60  $50
  • City Tour:  $30  $20

Price Guarantee

Once your booking has been confirmed we guarantee the price will not increase, whatever the circumstances. Before booking please ensure you have read our important tour pricing information

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Thank you for your interest in having an adventure travel experience in Peru curated by Salkantay Trekking. Please take a moment to complete our short form, so one our friendly Adventure Consultants could provide you all the information for your trip of a lifetime in Peru.

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Triunfo Street 392, office 212, 2nd floor - Main Square of Cusco, Peru

Monday - Friday
9:00 am to 8:00 pm
10:00 am to 6:00 pm

Due to the rainy season and trail maintenance, we don't offer this trek during the whole month of february. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause you, we are working to provide you a better service!

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Your Safety is our priority

Salkantay Trekking organized a first aid and rescue course in which all its guides actively participated.

Expert Local Guides

Our Destination Experts aren't just trip designers, they're true explorers with experience in Peru you won't find anywhere else.

Fantastic Meals

The food is one of the most important things on the trek, we bring balance and nutritive food along the trail.

Small Groups

Travelling with us will always feel like travelling among friends and not with a group of strangers in an organized tour.

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