Sacred Valley & Machu Picchu 2 Days / 1 Nights

$ 496 /
per person

Review

The Sacred Valley and Machu Picchu Tour 2 days, is one that you should not miss. On this journey, you will get to know the greatness of the Incas and connect with the history and beauty of its landscapes. On this tour, we will visit Pisaq and learna about their enchanting textiles. We will then visit Ollantaytambo, a beautiful Inca town full of a lot of history and culture. Here, we will visit the lost & magical city of the Incas, Machu Picchu.

Tour Location: Located in Sacred Valley of the Incas and Machu Picchu Village.

Type of tour: Trekking, Culture, History and Train ride.

Recommended: For those who enjoy the Inca culture, in small groups or private.

Difficulty: For all.

Considerations: Minimum 2 participants required and maximum 9. “We look forward to taking responsibility for your next adventures in Cusco”.

 

Itinerary

 Day 1: Cusco – Pisaq Market – Pisaq – Ollantaytambo – Aguas Calientes

We will start the trip through the Sacred Valley of the Incas in Cusco. Our bus will pick you up at 7:40 AM. Our first stop will be at a spot with a perfect view of the Sacred Valley, where we will have the opportunity to appreciate the beautiful valley and the river that it crosses. We will then continue on the bus tour for approximately an hour and a half, after which we will arrive at the archaeological center of Pisaq. Here, wew will visit the famous artisan market, with products made by women from the Andean people. Then, we will tour the archaeological center of Pisaq, and then continue our journey for more than 1 hour until we reach Ollantaytambo. At this point, we will have lunch at a local house, and once lunch is finished, we will go to the Ollantaytambo archaeological site with the guide. Here, you will have an incredible experience as you will be able to observe the enormous blocks of stones of carved by the ancient people that lived there. We will admire the terraces that were crafted & built to perfection amongst an incredible variety of archaeological sites located in this small town. The kindness of its people and their traditions will give you an unique look at their culture and lifestyle. At the end of your tour of the archaeological center of Ollantaytambo, we will go to take the train service that departs at 4:36 p.m. towards Aguas Calientes (the train schedule will depend on the availability of spaces). Once you arrive in Aguas Calientes, you will settle in your hotel, then go to dinner and have free time to explore the town on your own.

Meals: Included (at a local house in Ollantaytambo)

Hotel: Selected 3 star hotels ( Tierra Viva Hotel, Aguas Calientes)

Entrance Tickets: Included

 

Day 2: Aguas Calientes – Machupicchu – Cusco

The day will start your day with breakfast at your hotel. Once finished, we will go to the bus station to board the first bus, which will take you to the lost city of the Incas,  Machu Picchu. Before starting your tour and entering the city, the guide will provide some directions and instructions to follow. We will then go to one of the most visited places, a central point where we can appreciate Machu Picchu in in all its splendor. From there, you will start your trek of about 2 hours, hiking as your guide narrates the history and events that occurred in this beautiful city of the Incas. Afterwards, you will have free time to roam and explore.

After completing your tour, you will go to take the bus with your guide to return to Aguas Calientes, where you will have lunch at a local restaurant. At the end of your lunch, you will be given your train tickets (make sure to arrive 30 minutes before your train departure). The return times are generally  at 4 p.m. You must check with your guide if you are thinking of upgrading your train service to a superior Vistadome class. The train services generally arrive in Ollantaytambo, where our driver will pick you up and you will be taken to your hotel.

er will pick you up and you will be transferred to your hotel.

Meals: Included

Entrance Tickets: Included

Altitude

People begin to worry about altitude sickness as soon as they reserve their trip to Peru, specifically Cusco. Because there is less oxygen in the air at high altitudes than there is at sea level, your body must work harder to get the oxygen it needs. Your body becomes accustomed to the lower oxygen content of the air over a period of days at a high altitude.

You could initially experience the illness or a hangover when suffering from altitude sickness. You can get headaches, exhaustion, a loss of appetite, nausea or vomiting, dizziness, difficulty sleeping, and difficulty breathing while exercising. Please get in touch with our office if any of these side effects worsen, and we’ll assist you find a doctor.

These symptoms will typically be slight. Always ease into action gradually to give your body time to acclimate. Drink a lot of liquids, such as coca tea or water. Since ancient times, coca tea has been used to help avoid altitude sickness.

The coca plant’s leaves contain alkaloids that assist your body absorb oxygen and ward off the effects of altitude sickness. A lot of alcohol and caffeine should be avoided.

They will make you urinate more frequently and dehydrate you. Don’t smoke. Your body has a harder time getting oxygen when you smoke. Don’t use sleeping medicines. Your body may have a harder time absorbing oxygen when you sleep as a result of their potential for shallow breathing at night.

To assist prevent altitude sickness, your doctor may recommend medications like acetazolamide and dexamethasone. Two days before you travel to a high altitude, begin taking the medication. While you are at a high altitude, keep taking it.

Getting to Cusco

All international passengers by plane must disembark in Lima and pass through Customs because the airport in Cusco is currently only for local flights. You must pick up your luggage in Lima and then check them back in, even if your trip from there to Cusco is on the same day and with the same airline.

The best way to go to Cusco is by plane, and there are many airlines to choose from. Although LAN generally offers the most options and flights, it is also the most expensive. Be prepared for flight delays or cancellations.

Weather

Of course, the weather is erratic. In Cusco, the dry season typically lasts from April through October, but be prepared because it can rain in June or get sunny in December.

Please make sure you have rain gear, including a waterproof jacket, pants, poncho, and waterproof gloves, no matter what month you are taking the journey.

Consider the four seasons as well. You should be prepared for all four seasons as many of the climbs over the Andes entail numerous microclimates.

Always wear layers since they make it simple to adapt to changing temperatures. Please be ready with a heavy, winter-weight jacket because evenings will always be chilly.

Luggage Storage

Your luggage allowance is still restricted owing to railway regulations even if this is an overnight train vacation. To be transported to Aguas Calientes (Machu Picchu), all bags must fit in a carry-on.

While you trek, you can leave any additional luggage in Cusco at your hotel or with us at the ALTITUDEXPERIENCE deposit. On the morning of your tour, we will collect from you and return after you have reached Cusco. Make sure your baggage are identified in some way so they can be found easily.

First Aid

ALTITUDEXPERIENCE guide has completed a physician-led first aid course. Every February, we hold a training session that is required for all ALTITUDE guides. When guiding you, they’ll have oxygen and a first aid pack for common medical emergencies including traveler’s diarrhea and cuts and scrapes.

In the event that anything unforeseen occurs and you feel you are unable to finish the walk, they will plan the fastest and safest route off the trail to a clinic. You won’t ever be on your own; a team member will accompany you at all times until you reach a doctor in a safe location. We’ll make sure you still have the opportunity to see Machu Picchu and get back in touch with your group when you’re feeling up to it.

2D/1N

Sacred Valley & Machu Picchu 2 Days / 1 Nights

$ 496 /

per person

Distance:
7 Km/4 miles
Season:
All year
Difficulty:
For All
Considerations:
Permit Required
Type of Tour:
Historical and cultural

Student discount: The student discount applies only to people who present their valid UNIVERSITY CARD. Children under 17 years of age or younger. To grant the discount we need you to send us a copy of the university card. For children 17 and under, we need a passport copy for booking.

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