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More time with your guide on Machu Picchu (2.5 instead of usual 2 hours)
Avoid large touristy groups as we leave earlier and enter as one of the first in Pisac
The top combination to enjoy the best of Cusco. Make sure that your most important moment in Peru becomes the best possible. We, as travelers, know and care about that, be in the best hands possible, enjoying unforgettable moments in the Valley and Machu Picchu.
All year round
Cusco hotel or hostel pickup
Cusco hotel or hostel drop-off
10 people maximum
This Sacred Valley and Machu Picchu tour is one of the best ones you can do in Cusco as it combines some of the most remarkable places in all of Peru.
06:30-07:00: Pick-up at your hotel in Cusco. Please be ready at the reception from 6.30 am.
07:30: Sacred Valley viewpoint
10:45: Visit of the Salt Mines of Maras (we'll only go to the viewpoint, it's forbidden to enter the salt mines)
12:30: Visit of Moray
13:30: Lunch in Urubamba
17:30: Drop-off at the main square in Ollantaytambo (optional)
19:00: Take train to Aguas Calientes (in case you book your hotel with us, we make sure you'll get picked up at the train station, after your arrival)
21:15: Briefing with your guide about last details on next day
Note: All times are approximations.
Pickup in the morning on time coordinated and head to minibus
07:15: 2.5-hour guided tour of Machu Picchu (we enter before the majority of Cusco's tourist groups arrives, who start later than 8:00 am, taking the train 1h later)
09:45: End of guided tour for those who don't do the optional hike. You can either remain at the end of the site without your guide or head back to Aguas Calientes by minibus
Take minibus back to Aguas Calientes and free time to have lunch
Take the train back to Ollantaytambo* in the afternoon, pick up from the train station and shared transport to the main point in Cusco where our driver awaits and brings you to your hotel in Cusco where you'll arrive in the evening
Note:Train back ends in Ollantaytambo until 30/04/2020. From 01/05/2020 onwards train heads back until Poroy train station.
Our guide specialized in Machu Picchu tours will not only show you the typical spots but also the hidden ones where tourist groups don’t go. These spots offer the perfect opportunity to take some amazing photos. Get ready for two days filled with an interesting history and breathtaking sites!
DAY 1: 06:30 - 07:00
Pickup at your hotel in Cusco
DAY 1: 07:30 - 12:30
Visit Sacred Valley, Piscac and Salt Mines of Maras, Moray
DAY 1: 13:30 - 14:15
Lunch in Urubamba
DAY 1: 15:00 - 18:30
Arrive to Ollantaytambo
DAY 1: 19:04
Train Ollantaytambo to Aguas Calientes
DAY 2: Before 5:30
Hotel pickup by guide
DAY 2: 07:30 - 09:30
Guided Machu Picchu tour
DAY 2: 09:40 - 14:00
Take minibus back to Aguas Calientes and free time to have lunch
DAY 2 Depending on the return train
Return to Cusco and drop-off at Hotel
All times are approximations
- Private transport with pickup from your hotel in Cusco (and drop-off in case of no stay in Aguas Calientes taking the night train nor Ollantaytambo taking the first train in the morning)
- Lunch buffet (vegetarian and vegan food options available) in delicious restaurant In Urubamba for small groups and with llamas outside
- Drop-off at Ollantaytambo train station (in case of staying there or in Aguas Calientes)
- Small personalized group tour of 2-10 people
- Visit Pisac, Maras, Moray, and Ollantaytambo
- 1 night in Aguas Calientes (Gringo Bill´s - double, twin or triple)
- Fluent English speaking and passionate local guide (bilingual)
- Round trip Expedition train tickets
- Small-group Machu Picchu tour with Exploor guide of max. 10 travelers
- Entrance ticket to Machu Picchu
- Minibusses Aguas Calientes - Machu Picchu - Aguas Calientes
- Hotel pickup and drop-off in Aguas Calientes and/or Cusco*
- Professional English-speaking guide specialized on Machu Picchu tours (only English or bilingual)
- Tips for the guide
- Entrances to sites: 70 soles for tourist ticket and 10 soles for Maras entrance (both can be bought on the same day)
- Tips for guide
- Original passport - IMPORTANT!
- Bring light shoes
- Adequate clothing (light outfit like trekking pants and shirt as well as pullover)
- Small backpack (only 5-6 kg backpacks are allowed on train)
- Sufficient water
- Insect repellent
Cancellation or changes to this tour:
CHANGES: There are no changes to this tour allowed. Changes of date, names, times are not permitted under any circumstances. Please refer to the cancellation policy and re-book this tour should you require a change.
NO SHOWS & CANCELLATIONS: There is no refund.
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I cannot find my accommodation listed in the operator pick up locations when making my booking. What should I select?
This operator only offers pick-ups from the hotel and hostel accommodation listed, this covers over 90% of the accommodation providers in the area. They do not provide pick-ups or drop-offs at private residences, Airbnbs, bus terminals etc. Select an alternative close by and be ready there for pick-up at the time on your booking confirmation.
How much is the tourist ticket?
There are 2 types of tourist ticket: - General tourist ticket, which has a cost of 130.00 soles and includes 16 attractions. Among them are: Attractions of the city tour, the Sacred Valley, Maras - Moray, and some museums. - Partial tourist ticket, which has a cost of 70.00 soles, and includes only certain attractions depending on the tour that takes place: City Tour, Sacred Valley, and Maras - Moray.
How do I avoid altitude sickness?
Take Soroche (Diamox) pills, eat small meals, drink coca tea, drink lots of water, and avoid alcohol (it’s a dehydrator). The best way to avoid altitude sickness is to acclimatize yourself. The recommended approach for acclimatization is to ascend gradually, spending at least 24 hours at every 2,000ft increase in altitude.
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