Our Machu Picchu 2 day tour takes you on one of the most incredible train journeys in the world. On this 2 day 1 night Machu Picchu excursion you will visit the most important sites in the Sacred Valley of the Incas and the amazing Incan Citadel of Machu Picchu. Stay overnight at the base of Machu Picchu in the vibrant town of Aguas Calientes. Machu Picchu 2 days could even be completed on a weekend.
Our Machu Picchu 2 day tours from Cusco begins early in the morning and finishes late the following evening. Explore the Sacred Valley of the Incas with a visit to Cusco’s greatest archeological centers like Pisaq, Ollantaytambo, and one of the Seven Wonders of the Modern World, Machu Picchu.
When you visit the spectacular Ollantaytambo archaeological site on our Sacred Valley Machu Picchu 2 day tour you will see the only Incan settlement that has been continually inhabited since its inception. A uniquely terraced complex topped with carved stone panels, these ruins reflect ancient Incan architecture and heritage. When you finish your Ollantaytambo tour, you will catch the scenic train the follows the beautifull Urubamba River all the way to Machu Picchu Pueblo.
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On the first day of your 2 day trip to Machu Picchu from Cusco, we will visit the most important sites in the Sacred Valley of the Incas. We will go to the Pisaq Archeological Park and to the towns of Pisaq, Urubamba, and Ollantataytambo. Also,we will eat lunch at one of the most exclusive restaurants in the Sacred Valley.
Your journey begins at 8:30 am. when we will pick you up and drive you to Awanacancha. This is an exhibit center for Andean weavers and llamas and alpacas. Awanacancha is a living museum that is dedicated to maintaining traditional Andean weaving techniques. (Only on private service tours do we stop at Awanacancha).
Then we will go down to Pisaq where we´ll make a brief stop at local crafts market. There you will see an amazing array of handmade goods. Next we will go up to Pisaq Archeological Center. There are Andean terraces, irrigation canals, drinking water fountains, homes, religious and ceremonial sites, and a cemetery.
After a great lunch in Urubamba and a tour of the Fortress at Ollantaytambo, your guide will immediately take you over to the Ollantaytambo train station. There we will catch our train to the town of Aguas Calientes (Machu Picchu Pueblo.) When we arrive there your guide will help you check into your hotel.
Today we visit one of the Seven Wonders of the World, Machu Picchu. Therefore, we will get up bright and early. Accompanied by our guide, we will ride the bus up the hill for 25 minutes until we reach the archeological site.
Once you arrive at Machu Picchu, you will be given a 3 hour guided tour. You will visit the most important places in the complex. First you will visit the House of the Guardian. From there you can see Machu Picchu in all its glory. You’ll continue on to the imposing Temple of the Sun. the Temple of the High Priest, the Sacred Plaza, and the Ushnu.
After your tour you will have free time to explore and to take photos and videos, and to rest and record videos and still photos. After noon you will return to Aguas Calientes and have lunch. Later in the afternoon you will board the train back to Ollantaytambo. In Ollantaytambo you will hop on our bus and be driven back to your hotel in Cusco.
During your tour of Machu Picchu you will have the option of climbing up Huayna Picchu Mtn. or Machu Picchu Mtn. If you wish to climb up either one, please let us know at least 3 months in advance.
It was an great tour. We loved it, start to finish. Very friendly people, and Machu Picchu was just incredible.