Machu Picchu 2 Days
This tour begins with the visit of the Sacred Valley of the Incas, it is one of the favorite routes for travelers who visit Machu Picchu. It is one of the best options because on the way, you will be able to appreciate a visit to different archaeological zones of the Sacred Valley: Pisac and the fortress of Ollantaytambo, then we will take the train to the town of Machu Picchu.
The second day we will visit Machu Picchu, we will make a 2 hour guided tour in the citadel of Machu Picchu and then we will have free time to take the necessary pictures, and then we will take the bus back to the town of Machu Picchu to have lunch and then we will take the train back to Ollantaytambo, where the private transportation is waiting for us to transfer to Cusco and leave us near our lodging in Cusco. It is a more complete adventure to discover the Inca culture that still endures today.
Itinerary - What to expect
Our 2-day Machu Picchu Tour program starts at 8:30 a.m. or 10:00 a.m. (depending on the availability of the train we have from Ollantaytambo/Hot Waters).
We will pick you up from your hotel at the indicated time, and then transfer you to the train station in Ollantaytambo in private transportation, this trip will take us around 02 hours which will give us the option to make a couple of stops to appreciate the panoramic views that the Sacred Valley of the Incas offers, we will also have the opportunity to appreciate different snow-capped mountains that are part of the famous Andes.
When you arrive to Ollantaytambo you will have time to get to know this popular town, since many of the houses of the Incas are still intact, according to the train schedule you will board the tourist train that will take you to the town of Machupicchu (also known as Aguas Calientes).
At the train station a transfer will be waiting to take you to our lodging, then you will have free time to visit the town or maybe visit the thermal baths.
In the afternoon our guide will go to the lodge to give you all the details you need to know about the second day of our tour.
This is the most important day of the tour, the day we arrive at one of the 7 wonders of the world. As we agreed with our guide the first night, you have two options to get to Machupicchu.
Take the bus (30 minutes aprox.) or walk to Machu Picchu (1h 20 minutes aprox.).
In Machu Picchu you will have a tour with our guide for 02 hours through the most important constructions and temples of this city then you will have free time to explore Machupicchu on your own and maybe climb the mountain Huaynapicchu or Machupicchu (reserve 02 months in advance, ask for availability plus $15 dollars) and other places of interest.
In the afternoon you can walk or take a bus to the train station in Aguas Calientes and from there take the train back to the station in Ollantaytambo.
At the Ollantaytambo train station you will be waiting for a transfer that will take you to your hotel in Cusco.
What to Bring
When preparing your luggage, remember that the rainy season in Machu Picchu is from December to March. The winter, between May and August, is especially cold, so we recommend that you bring your own:
- Solar blocker
- Grape or Hat
- Light backpack
- Mosquito repellent
- Bottled Water
- Money Extra
- Medical or personal items.