Sacred Valley,Machu Picchu and Palccoyo tour With Panoramic Train

Machu Picchu

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48 reviews
Duration: 3 days
Group size: 1 - 16
Sacred Valley,Machu Picchu and Palccoyo tour With Panoramic Train
Machu Picchu

48 reviews

$NaN
Duration: 3 days
Group size: 1 - 16

About this trip


 

 

Sacred Valley,Machu Picchu
Tour and Palccoyo 
With Panoramic Train

Overview:
Travel from Cusco to Machu Picchu on board the  Andean Train enjoying the amazing views of the highlands, spend the night in Aguas Calientes, visit Machu Picchu early in the morning, and return on the Panoramic Train to Ollanataytambo.
 

Highlights of the Tour:  

  • Board the AndeanTrains from Cusco to Aguas Calientes
  • Travel with a private tour guide who will travel with you
  • Visit Machu Picchu early in the morning
  • Return on the Panoramic trains

Day 1: Cusco – Sacred Valley – Maras Moray – Machu Picchu Pueblo

Pick your hotel at any location in Cusco city at 8 am and drive for 30 minutes with your exclusive transportation and tour guide to Awanacancha Alpaca center, Where you will see Llamas, Alpacas, Vicuñas, and guanacos. Your Tour guide will explain to you the main difference between these famous South American Camelids, visit the textile center to learn the weaving process, how the locals get the natural colors, and you can shop as well.

It’s then another 30 minutes to Lookout Point of the Sacred Valley to take a spectacular view of the Andes, Urubamba River, and the Sacred Valley’s farming lands on the Incas. You will visit the Pisaq Archaeological site, located on top of the Mountains with impressive stone walls, Agricultural terraces, irrigation systems, and the Inca Empire’s largest Cemetary. After exploring with amazing views, you will drive to visit the Local handcraft Pisaq Market, where artisans offer their ceramics, textiles, jewelry, Andean instruments, alpaca products, and souvenirs. Then go for 1 hour to Urubamba for Lunch in a Local Restaurant with various local Peruvian dishes, using fresh products from the area.

After enjoying a delicious lunch, You’ll drive to the highlands and out of the Sacred Valley to visit Moray, the mysterious circular shape farming terraces used probably for agricultural experimentation. Afterward, move on to picturesque Maras town, famous because they are salt producers since Inca Times. Explore the more than 3000 salt ponds, learn the harvesting process, and buy souvenirs before heading back to Ollantaytambo.

Then you will visit Ollantaytambo, the Last Living Inca citadel, named this way because the current city is built above the ancient Inca buildings. The locals used the same foundations, the same doorways from the Inca Buildings. They just made the second floor; even the water channels have run with water since Inca Times. Ollantaytambo also has an impressive archeological site with temples, terraces, storehouses, and we can find the heaviest Inca monolithic transported from another mountain located 5 km away. After exploring the city, you will take the Expedition train to Aguas Calientes (Machu Picchu Pueblo) and spend the night in a hotel.

  • Entrance fees: Included
  • Transportation: Private van and expedition train
  • Tour Guide: Professional Guide
  • Meals: Lunch and Dinner
  • Hotel: 3-star hotel in Aguas Calientes

Day 2: Explore Machu Picchu – Cusco

Wake up early in your hotel, have breakfast, and you’ll take the first buses up to Machu Picchu. Upon arrival, you need to show an original passport to enter the citadel at the checkpoint. Your tour guide will take you on a short hike first to the Sungate of Inca bridge before taking you to explore the fortress. The will be a guided tour for about 3 hours, visiting the most remarkable terraces, storehouses, temples, palaces, and giving some free time to explore by yourself or take the extra hikes to Huayna Picchu or Machu Picchu Mountain (Montaña). These additional hikes are optional and not included in the tour.

After exploring Machu Picchu, you’ll take the bus down to Aguas Calientes, have lunch (not included), and take the Vistadome Panoramic train. Back to Ollantaytambo and then our modern van back to Cusco. The arrival time is around 7.30 pm back to your hotel.

  • Entrance fees: Included
  • Transportation: Panoramic train and Private van
  • Tour Guide: Professional Guide
  • Meals: Not Included
  • Hotel: Not Included (you must book in Cusco)

Day 3: Palccoyo Rainbow mountain – Cusco

Palcoyo Rainbow Mountains: A fantastic alternative tour to the popular “Rainbow Mountain”. Palcoyo rainbow mountains offers a more relaxed and peaceful place option is best for those who don’t want to hike 4 hours round trip, providing an amazing view of 3 distinct rainbow mountains, the stone forest and the Ausangate glacier in the distance in only a short 30 min walk (0ne way). Checacupe 3 bridges: Checacupe is a special place where you will see 3 different bridges and have the oportunity to cross the Inca bridge which is an amazing experience.

What’s Included In the Rainbow Mountain:

  • Transportation: TreXperience offers a door to door service (pick up and drop off at your hotel)
  • Professional tour guide (all our tour local tour guides speak fluent English)
  • Picnic, Breakfast  & Lunch
  • Snacks, water, hot drinks
  • Entrance tickets to Rainbow Mountain and Red Valley
  • First Aid Kit, Oxygen tank, Satellite phones
  • Trekking poles
  • Trekking chef, porters
  • Picnic equipment (Tents, chairs, tables)
  • Private portable toilets

Not Included:

  • Optional horse riding
  • Gratuities

Packing list:

  • Rain gear (just in case)
  • Camera and extra batteries
  • Hat and sunglasses
  • Warm Layers
  • Sun cream

Included

  • Pick up and drop off at your hotel.
  • All transportation included from hotel to hotel.
  • Entrance fee to all places we visited Sacred Valley
  • Entrance fee to Machu Picchu
  • One night in a 3-start hotel in Aguas Calientes (Intipunku or similar)
  • Round trip bus to Machu Picchu
  • Professional guide for two days
  • Buffet lunch on Day 1 during Sacred Valley tour
  • Vistadome train ion the way back to Cusco
  • Tour starts and finishes at your hotel.

Not Included

What to Take for this trip  

  • Valid, original Passport (a copy will not be accepted)
  • A good quality daypack (light, small and comfortable)
  • Water, hat, sunglasses, rain gear, warm clothes
  • Sun cream, bug spray, personal medication
  • Camera
  • Extra snacks, power bars, chocolate for Machu Picchu
  • Extra money for souvenirs, drinks, and tips

Covid-19 measures to keep you safe during traveling  

  • Temperature checks for all travelers are mandatory
  • Face masks are required to travel by train and bus in Machu Picchu
  • Hand sanitizer is available to travelers and staff at all times
  • High traffic places and equipment sanitized regularly between use
  • You need to wear a mask in Machu Picchu and in public areas

 Price per person: USD$ 750 

Available Packages

Adult price
$760
Deposit: $200
Child price
$725
Deposit: $200

Available options

Montaña Machu Picchu
$75

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TreXperience
48 reviews
We are a responsible local tour operator based in the city of Cusco

Reviews

We had an amazing time on our 4 day inca trail hike. JJ was a great guide and the entire company worked incredibly hard to make us feel comfortable. Would fully recommend this trip.
By Aaron A for 4- Day Classic Inca Trail to Machu Picchu on 15 May, 2022
Alex our guide was amazing! He tailored the trek to our needs and interests. We couldn't have asked for a better guide.
By Jyoti P for Short Inca Trail to Machu Picchu 2 days on 11 May, 2022
First-time Peru travellers, we were drawn to Trexperience because of their good reviews and because they’re locally-owned. We went with the 2D/1N camping option because we wanted the hiking experience but because we were also unsure of the physical toll (recently-problematic knee) of the 4-day trek. As it turns out, the 2D/1N hiking experience is very doable (12km on a mostly gradual ascent). Makes me want to come back for the 4D trek! Good up-front communication with the details of the trip clearly laid out in English. Our guide, Sonya, was fantastic. Warm, friendly, and all-knowing with respect to Inca history. The pace was easy, as was the conversation along the way. For people trying to decide between the camping option and the slightly cheaper hotel option, the difference - as far as I can make out - is that the camping option means travelling with porters who lay out mind-blowing & stomach-filling spreads along the way (2B, 1L, 1D). It was far more lavish than we imagined and made us wonder how we’d be able to continue hiking with such full stomachs! We’re normally accustomed to a ‘pack your own lunch’ approach to hiking. The camping location is at the valley bottom alongside the sacred Urubamba River. Tents, sleeping bags, deluxe mattresses all provided. It was pretty cool waking up to coca tea and a vertical view up through the clouds to Machu Picchu high above. Short walk back to nearby Aguas Calientes to catch the bus back up to Machu Picchu. You definitely want to arrive early (and we did) because the crowds filing their way through Machu Picchu can get quite long. One of the things we really appreciated about this package was that we got to see Machu Picchu twice, once at the end of the first day (at the end of the Inca Trail) and once more the second day when we had ample time (2-3hrs) to leisurely explore the site. This worked out to our advantage because the first day was sunny and clear while the second day was misty (and mysterious). Truly, the best of both experiences. Another thing we really enjoyed about the 2D option was that it was a very personal experience. Given the popularity of the 4-day trek, the groups can get large (a dozen or so?). For the 2D trek, it was just the two of us and our guide. There was room for more, but we were the only ones that day. Same for the next trek after us. The result was a very personalized experience. We set our own pace, stopped when we wanted, and had easy, direct access to our guide, Sonya. It felt like a private tour even though we didn’t pay for one. The only reason I didn’t give this 5/5 stars (apart from being a hard marker!) is that there were a few (very) minor hiccups with some logistical pieces that Sonya and the porters were adeptly able to manage in the moment. Overall, we felt like we were in very good hands from start to finish. I recommend Trexperience and would definitely consider using them again if/when we return for the 4-day trek. For context, we’re a father-son travel duo, ages 50 & 18. We both exercise regularly and enjoy being outdoors. All aspects of the trip were within our physical limits and comfort level.
By Adam C for Short Inca Trail to Machu Picchu 2 days with Camping on 09 May, 2022
We took the luxury inca trail trek with Trexperience mid April 2022. We always try to search for a local operator based on fellow travellers reviews. It was rather easy in the case of Trexperience as they seem to benefit from numerous positive reviews on the web and they were one of the few companies able also to offer a more pampering version of the treck with better food, tents, beds, shower/wc. The owner Carlos was responsive, informative, reliable and professional from start to finish and the team that helped us through the trek was great. I especially wish to mention Miguel, the guide, who was knolwgeable, helpful and supportive, responsible and more than anything, a great guy to have next to you on such a jurney. The trek was amazing and the views are unforgetable. I can wholeheqrtedly reccomend Trexxperience and take this opportunity to thank them again.
By gil m for Luxury Inca Trail to Machu Picchu 5D/4N on 08 May, 2022
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Thanks to Carlos Ccolcca, we have lived a wonderful experience. He helped us to recognize and see hummingbirds. The staff was good and brave to carry on stuff. The cook was very good. An amazing time.
By Jean-Sébastien B for Short Inca Trail to Machu Picchu 2 days with Camping on 07 May, 2022
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By Christopher N on 31 Mar, 2022
Our tour guide was amazing!!! i will cherish these memories forever!!!
By Gerardo G on 24 Mar, 2020