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2 days / 1 night
Availability : We depart any day with 2 people
Cusco
Machu Picchu
Difficulty : ★★ Average (No trekking)
Adventure : ★ A popular Peru tour
Solitude : ★ Extremely popular
Min Age : 8
Max People : 12

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Description

This is a great way to see a little bit of the Sacred Valley and Machu Picchu for those who are short of time. We travel by car to Ollantaytambo, stopping at Chinchero along the way, with time to enjoy both of these lovely villages. We then take the train to Aguas Calientes where we’ll spend the night, enjoying an early morning visit to Machu Picchu the next day. 

Machu Picchu, that famous Inca citadel located in the heart of the Peruvian Andes, is one of the world’s most well known archaeological sites. “Machu Picchu” is a compound Quechua word that means “old peak” or “old mountain”. The famous mountain that faces Machu Picchu, the one that appears in most of the classic views of the site, is Huayna Picchu, which means “young peak”.

Price

Prices are per person in USD, based on group size. We do not have fixed-date group departures. If you do not want to book a private trek, please see our Trekkers Wanted page for a list of open departures within your dates.

2 people

$875

4-6 people

$680

7-8 people

$550

9-12 people

$495

Details

What is Included?

  • Pre-trek briefing
  • Transfers as required
  • Trains to and from Machu Picchu
  • Entry fee to Machu Picchu
  • Bus up and down to Machu Picchu
  • Celebratory meal the night before Machu Picchu visit
  • Lunch
  • English/Spanish speaking guide service for 2.5 hour guided tour of Machu picchu.
  • 1 night accommodation in Aguas Calientes in a basic hotel. This will be a nice, clean and safe hostel with breakfast included and private bathroom. You can also upgrade to a higher quality hotel.

What is Not Included?

You Should Bring

On this trip, you will need to bring very little other than what your personal preferences dictate. For our comprehensive recommendations on what to pack during an Andean trek, see What To Bring. For more great suggestions, check out our blog about How to Prepare for a Trek in Peru.

Optional Extras & Upgrades

    We offer you the opportunity to personalize your trip and make your experience more comfortable through our Optional Extras and Upgrades. All options are available during the reservation process; please ask your sales consultant for more information.

Important!

  • When calculating the cost of renting equipment, calculate using the length of the entire trip, not just the number of trekking days.
  • Please be careful with rented equipment! You are responsible for the cost of replacement if something is damaged or broken.
  • Any upgrades or trip extensions must be requested at time of booking.

Available Discounts

  • Students: USD $30 off. A valid student card which clearly shows the expiry date must be presented upon booking.
  • Youth 12-17: 5% off. A valid passport must be presented upon booking.
  • Children 5-11 years: 15% off. A valid passport must be presented upon booking.
  • Children 0-4 years: Free. A valid passport must be presented upon booking. Children under 4 will not count towards the total number of guests in a group. This discount does not apply to train fares. Children under 2 will not be considered to occupy a seat on any train or bus, and instead must ride on a parent’s lap.

Trekkers Wanted

Want to join a trek? Ready to confirm a departure date of your own, but interested in having others join you? Then Trekkers Wanted is for you! Our innovative Trekkers Wanted system matches people up who are interested in hiking the same trek, bringing costs down and multiplying the fun for everyone! Read More about Trekkers Wanted, post your trek or search for confirmed departures!

Important Info

    The times cited in this itinerary are approximate. The program is subject to change, due to weather or other unexpected circumstances.

Ready to Book?

    Does this trek sound like just what you were looking for? If you’re ready to book or just want to find out a bit more information, fill out the Inquiry Form in the top right-hand corner of this page to get the ball rolling. You’ll be connected with one of our amazing sales people who will be able to turn your dream of hiking in the Andes into a reality. For more information on the entire booking process, please see our How To Book page.

Itinerary

Day 1Cusco - Ollantaytambo - Aguas Calientes

After getting picked up at your Cusco hotel around 8am, we head to the Sacred Valley. Our first stop is Chinchero, a small village famous for its ancient weaving tradition. After a short visit, we continue to Ollantaytambo where, after purchasing a boleto turistico, we can have a tour of its interesting ruins followed by some free time to explore this lovely living Inca village, with its cobblestone streets and stone buildings. Do a little shopping, wander or enjoy coffee and a treat at one of the town’s cute cafes. We recommend Hearts Café, a social enterprise run by the NGO Living Hearts. Proceeds from the café support children in the villages surrounding Ollantaytambo. Lunch is on your own today. 

In the afternoon we will take the train to Aguas Calientes, a stunning 1.5h journey through the magnificent Vilcanota Canyon. Arriving at Aguas Calientes, we will check into our accommodations. Time permitting, you can explore this village to do some souvenir shopping or check out the town’s namesake hot springs! We will have dinner together before tucking in for an early night, in preparation for tomorrow’s pre-dawn start!

Day 2Aguas Calientes - Machu Picchu – Cusco

Rise and shine! After our pre-dawn wake-up call we take one of the first buses up to Machu Picchu in order to appreciate this World Heritage Site and one of the Modern Wonders of the World in the early morning light. We will enjoy a 2-3h guided tour of Machu Picchu with our guide before having some free time to explore on our own. For some tips on what to see, check out our recommended Machu Picchu highlights. You may want to climb Huayna Picchu to cap off your Machu Picchu experience, but remember that permits are limited and must be reserved at the time of booking! There is an additional cost to hike Huayna Picchu not included in the price of this trek. 

After visiting Machu Picchu, you can take the bus back down to Aguas Calientes (or walk down!). From there, we return to Cusco in the afternoon by the Expedition (tourist class) train from Aguas Calientes to Ollantaytambo, where we will be met by our driver who will transfer you directly back to your hotel in Cusco. Total travel time is about 4 hours from Aguas Calientes to Cusco.