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Sacred Valley and Machu Picchu Tour 2 days

Sacred Valley and Machu Picchu Tour 2 days
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Sacred Valley and Machu Picchu Tour 2 days

Tucked under the tawny skirts of formidable foothills about 15kms/9.3 miles north of Cusco as the condor flies, via a narrow road and hairpin turns, the Sacred Valley holds its head high. The valley has long been the home of attractive colonial towns, handicraft markets and lofty 10th and 11th century Inca Citadels of Pisac, Ollyantaytambo and Urubumba.

Visiting the Salt Mines and Moray terraces which were made by building containment walls filled with fertile earth. They were watered through a complex irrigation system. At the base of the terraces, there is a rain water storage system.

Explore amazing ruins and the fabled Lost City of the Incas, Machu Picchu. The Inca City of the Historic Sanctuary of Machu Picchu is the articulating center of its surroundings, a masterpiece of art, urbanism, architecture and engineering of the Inca Civilization.

What to Expect
Day 1: Pisac – Moray – Salt Mines – Ollantaytambo – Aguas Calientes

We will pick you up at your hotel at 7am, with our private van and head towards the Sacred Valley of the Incas, taking the direct route to Pisac. Then you are off to the mirador of Taray to enjoy a classic view of the Urubamba valley with crops dressing the mountains like a carpet. Onward, we drive to the archaeological site of Pisac, where you can see the biggest Inca cemetery with more than 2000 tombs. Here we will spend more than 2 hours, exploring the Inca city. Then we head back to the colourful market of Pisac, spend some time visiting it and then drive to Urumbamba for lunch.

With timeless charm we visit the archeological site of Moray also known as “The Greenhouses of the Incas” an evolutionary bowl of ecological difference. 

Expanding on our journey to the colonial town of Maras, ascending our hike downhill to the pre-Inca salt mine.  Finally we drive to Ollantaytambo, having time to explore the age old and bustling Inca village and the massive Inca Ruins, with a tour provided by our guide. Then at 7pm, we will take the train to Aguas Calientes where we will spend the night in a hotel.

Day 2: Aguas Calientes – Machu Picchu – Cusco

Bursting out with excitement on your final surreal day, we take the 5.30am bus to Machu Picchu archeological site to enjoy the morning sunrise. With our 2 hour tour we make sure to explore every nook and cranny of this New 7 Wonder of the World and UNESCO World Cultural Heritage site, the magestic Machu Picchu Citadel. What an unforgettable experience. Your guide will expertly direct you through the energetic ruins and its diverse main streets. Then on your own, you can wander around the town squares of the world’s spiritual center of esoteric wisdom, as well as climb the intricately carved stairways made of stone. Or you can stay still and find the peace within as you sit in the pure delight of the moment.
If you wish to indulge in a few of the following activities on your own you can: (not included in the price)

Train to Cusco: You will descend to Aguas Calientes, eat a leisurely lunch and at 4:22pm board the Expedition train for the return trip to Cusco. Upon reaching Ollantaytambo train station, you will transfer to a private van for your return to Cusc, arriving at your hotel at 8pm.

  • Meals: Breakfast
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Reviewed 10 September 2018
Our best days in Peru. Choose Sam Travel!!!

Choosing this organization was our best decision. Over 12 days we had experiences with many guides and tour groups and this was by far the most organized and the best experience. The guided tour was in clear English, we were provided explanations of everything even...More

Thank M0reTravelPlease
Reviewed 1 September 2018
Wonderful Personal Peruvian Experience

My two friends and I commissioned a private 2-day tour with SAM and our guide Miguel was so helpful, knowledgable, kind, experienced, and allowed us to tailor our tour time for photos as we pleased. Our driver Rueben was the best driver we had throughout...More

Thank Allison D
Reviewed 23 August 2018 via mobile
2 day trip of Machu Picchu with SAM Travels

We did the 2 day trip of Machu Picchu and the sacred valley. It was so amazing and our tour guide Ray was very knowledgeable! He was so friendly and would take photos of us pretty much everywhere ( I joked and told him he...More

Thank carleypeltz
Reviewed 31 July 2018 via mobile
Superb tour guide!

Sams travel have been great. Their communication speed and ability to get back to us has been superb. I would like to take some moments to discuss our guide for the 2 day inca trail. Eddy has to be the best sightseeing tour guide I...More

Thank Bobby M
Reviewed 25 June 2018 via mobile
Best Adventure Tour Company in Cusco

SAM Travel Peru did an excellent job putting together our Peruvian adventure! We did their private luxury customized package that included the Sacred Valley, Machu Picchu, Humantay Lake, and a trek to Salkantay pass. We also did the Hiram Bingham train to Machu Picchu....which was...More

Thank jonnn99
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