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Machu Picchu Sacred Valley Tour Details
Sacred Valley to Machu Picchu

The Machu Picchu Sacred Valley Tour popularly known as Sacred Valley to Machu Picchu Tour is the best option to see both the Sacred Valley of the Incas and Machu Picchu in one go. 

This is a two days experience from the City of Cusco. On the first day, you will have a Cusco Sacred Valley Tour. The valley is home to many beautiful Andean villages where locals have preserved their age-old traditions and customs. 

Sacred Valley also houses many ancient Inca farming terraces and archeological ruins. You will be familiarised with the Incan civilization on a guided tour with our local expert. 

The trip begins with a drive to Pisac and Ollantaytambo. Pisac is home to a massive archaeological complex. In fact, the complex is just second to Machu Picchu

To make your Sacred Valley to Machu Picchu more authentic, we will be treating you to an authentic Peruvian buffet lunch at a local restaurant in Urubamba. 

We will then visit the archaeological complex of Ollantaytambo before boarding the train to Aguas Calientes Machu Picchu. 

The second day of the Machu Picchu Sacred Valley Tour takes you to the Inca citadel. You will have a full-day tour of Machu Picchu. You will discover many lesser-known facts with our local expert. 

Machu Picchu is located 2430 meters above sea level (7972 ft.)

Why Machu Picchu Peru Cusco?

We are a local tour operator based in Cusco. We believe in offering quality services at the best prices. This makes your experiences with us a great value for money. We work with knowledgeable English-speaking local experts who have extensive knowledge about culture and history. 

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Departure & Return Location

Cusco Hotel Transfer

Departure Time

08:35 AM

Price Includes

  • Cusco hotel transfer
  • Bi-Lingual Guide
  • Lunch on the first day
  • Train Tickets from Ollantaytambo to Aguas Calientes and back
  • 01 night's accommodation in Aguas Calientes
  • Breakfast on the second morning
  • Entrance Fees (Machu Picchu)
  • Bus from Aguas Calientes to Machu Picchu citadel and back

Price Excludes

  • Guide Service Fee
  • Tourist Ticket (Sacred Valley)
  • Any Private Expenses
  • Meals not mentioned in the list of included service

Things To Carry

  • Original passport and some copies
  • Sunscreen
  • Travel insurance (and some copies)
  • Peruvian Soles in cash
Places Visited on Sacred Valley to Machu Picchu Tour
  • Pisac Handicraft Market
  • Pisac Intyhuantana Ruins
  • Urubamba
  • Ollantaytambo Ruins
  • Aguas Calientes
  • Machu Picchu

Cusco - Sacred Valley Ruins- Aguas Calientes

We will be picking you up at 0830 in the morning from your hotel in Cusco. In our private transport, we will be driving you to Pisac. Here we will begin to explore the Sacred Valley of the Incas. 


It is a beautiful village, home to an archaeological complex and local market. 

We will be driving you up to the main entrance of the Inca ruins. Here our local expert will give you a detailed tour of the complex. You will be visiting the farming terraces, ruins of temples, and ceremonial sites among others. On this tour, you will discover how each site in the complex played a significant role during the Inca civilization. 

After the tour, we will have a brief stop by the main square. It bustles with local craftsmen and farmers on weekends. 

Pisac weekend market is something you must visit while in Cusco. However, there are small stalls that are open every day. Here you will find an excellent deal on souvenirs. 


Then we will drive you to Urubamba. Due to its centric location, it is often referred to as the heart of Sacred Valley. Here we will be stopping for a buffet lunch at our exclusive local restaurant. 

To make your Sacred Valley connection to the Machu Picchu experience more authentic we offer exclusive Peruvian meals for lunch. Our menu includes food for vegans too. 


Our last stop in the Sacred Valley will be at Ollantaytambo. Here we will give you a tour of the archaeological site that sits on top of a hill overlooking the valley. Ollantaytambo is a beautiful village that depicts the advancement of Incan engineering. 

The village is sandwiched between two archaeological sites. It is home to some of the beautiful stonework in the Sacred Valley. Most of these stones were transported from the nearby quarry in Cachicata. Our local expert will give you a detailed tour here. 

Then you will be boarding a train to Aguas Calientes Machu Picchu. It’s a scenic ride along the Urubamba river. Our representative will be meeting you at the train station and will be transferring you to the hotel.

Aguas Calientes - Machu Picchu - Cusco

We will begin the second day of the Sacred Valley Machu Picchu Tour quite early. At daybreak, our representative will be handing you over a snack box. Then you will be taking a bus up to visit Machu Picchu.

We normally enter the citadel in the first group so that you will be able to witness the sunrise. Please make sure to carry your original passport used at the time of booking this trip to Machu Picchu. Local authorities will be verifying it against the Machu Picchu ticket to let you in the citadel.

Our local tour guide will then give you a complete two hours guided tour of Machu Picchu. 

On this tour, you will be visiting the remains of Inca temples, agricultural terraces used during the Inca empire, Plaza de Armas, royal quarters, farming terraces, ceremonial sites, and more. 

After the tour, you will have some free time to walk around the Inca city of Machu Picchu. If you have booked your climb to Huayna Picchu or Machu Picchu mountain our local expert will be directing you to the entrance. 

Alternatively, you can walk to the Sun Gate. It requires no booking and is free to visit. It offers a captivating view of Machu Picchu. 

This will be a two hour hike to and from the citadel. Those on the 4 Day Inca Trail Hike to Machu Picchu enter the citadel through the Sungate. 

After the tour, we will be taking the bus back to Aguas Calientes. You will have some free time here to have lunch. Later in the evening, we will be boarding the train back to Ollantaytambo where our representative will be meeting you on arrival and will transfer you back to the former Inca capital, Cusco.


How to get from Sacred Valley to Machu Picchu?

The easiest way to get from Sacred Valley to Machu Picchu is by taking a tourist train from Ollantaytambo train station to Aguas Calientes town. Aguas Calientes is the gateway to Machu Picchu. From there you can take a 25 minutes bus ride (USD 12 per person each way) to the entrance of Machu Picchu citadel. 

Is the Sacred Valley in Machu Picchu?

No, Sacred Valley is not in Machu Picchu. Ollantaytambo is the last town of Sacred Valley from where the trains depart to Aguas Calientes town which is a gateway to Machu Picchcu. 

Can you see Sacred Valley and Machu Picchu same day?

Ideally, the answer is no, you cannot see Sacred Valley and Machu Picchu same day. A complete Sacred Valley Tour takes you to five sites located in five different villages in the valley. However if you only intend to see the ruins of Ollantaytambo, you can visit the ruins early in the morning and take a train to Aguas Calientes to visit Machu Picchu the same day. 

How many people visit Machu Picchu a day?

Around 2000 people used to visit Machu Picchu each day. However, due to the Covid-19 pandemic this number has diminished.

Can you go to Machu Picchu in one day?

Yes, it’s possible to visit Machu Picchu in one day. You can take a train in Ollantaytambo early in the morning, arrive to Aguas Calientes and then go to Machu Picchu before midday. Finally, you can return to Cusco in the afternoon.

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Couple Traveller

An excellent option to see both Sacred Valley Of Incas and Machu Picchu in one go! This tour indeed cover all the attractions and was very informative. Machu Picchu peru Cusco organised this tour very nicely and all logistics were well taken care of. Karen the owner met us the night before the tour and explained a lot about the itinerary and on what to expect and carry which helped us a lot. We are very happy with the whole organisation and will surely recommend this tour company.

December 20, 2019

Sreeram Hariharan

Solo Traveller

All in one! A good option to visit both Sacred Valley of Incas and Machu Picchu. Everything from start was organised well. No unpleasant surprises. Thanks Machu Picchu Peru Cusco.

November 12, 2019

Rory Jhonson

Group Traveller

On this trip I visited both Sacred Valley of Incas and Machu Picchu. I must admit that this was far beyond my expectations. Karen from Machu Picchu Peru Tours was very attentive and helpful. The night before the tour I visited her office near the main square of Cusco and she explained on what to carry and what to expect. It was at the last hour I requested for Vegeterian meal and she did organise it as well.

On the day of the tour,the pickup was on time and the vehicle was super comfortable. We stopped at the town of Pisac where we visited the archealogical sitre and the traditional market. We then stopped at a town called Urubamba for lunch where they served us exotic Peruvian meal. After Urubamba we went to Ollantaytambo town, the town itself is charming with a lot of things to see. We boarded the train to Aguas Calientes town from there. Upon arriving there, a representative of their company picked me us and transferred me to the hotel in town. The hotel was stunning overlooking a lake. At night a local guide visited me and offered a briefing and handed me over the tickets. The next morning as advised by the guide, I took a bus to the citadel and met the guide at the main entrance. I was then pooled with a group of 8 other travellers and the guide gave us a very interesting tour of Machu Picchu and the history of the site.

After the guided tour he gave us some free time too.

The whole experience was very interesting one and i thank Karen frm the bottom of my heart.

November 12, 2019
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