2-Day Tour: Sacred Valley and Machu Picchu by Train

Cusco, Peru

From USD 479.00

Select Date and Travellers

You will not receive a refund if you cancel.
  • 2 days (approx.)
  • Pickup offered
  • Mobile ticket
  • Offered in: English


Discover the Sacred Valley and Machu Picchu on this 2-day tour. Visit key sites such as Pisac, Urubamba, and Ollantaytambo and discover their individual archaeological sites with your guide. Spend the night at Aguas Calientes, the village at the base of Machu Picchu, and rest up before catching the sunrise at the famous Inca citadel the next day.
  • Explore the Sacred Valley and Machu Picchu on this 2-day tour from Cusco
  • Visit the archaeological sites of Pisac, Urubamba, and Ollantaytambo
  • Watch the sunrise over the famous Machu Picchu and learn about the Incas
  • Breakfast and hotel accommodations included
  • Comfortable round-trip transport by bus and train

Why Travellers Choose This Tour

This tour lets you escape the crowds of Machu Picchu on the first day as you visit lesser-known archeological sites.

What's Included

  • Breakfast
  • 1 Night accommodation at 3 star hotels
  • Hotel pick up and drop off
  • Sacred Valley guided tour
  • Machupicchu guided tour
  • Roundtrip Train tickets (select your train class) Ollantaytambo – Aguas Calientes - Ollantaytambo
  • Round trip bus tickets in Machupicchu (Aguas Calientes – Machupicchu – Aguas Calientes)
  • Machupicchu admission ticket
  • Transfer from the train station back to your hotel (Day 2)
  • English speaking guide
  • Prices are based on double occupancy (2 people in room)
  • Airport pick up and drop off (on request only)
  • 1 Bottle of Water
  • International and domestic air tickets
  • Wayna Picchu ticket US$ 30, it must be requested few months in advance and provided if available
  • Hotel upgrade or extra nights
  • Meals (Lunch, Dinner)
  • Additional expenses
  • Gratuity (optional)
  • Sacred Valley Admision ticket (70 Peruvian sol in Cash)

Meeting And Pickup

Pickup points

Select a pickup point

Start time

07:30 am

Pickup details

We offer free pick up from any Cusco (Hotels, Hostels, Airbnb)

What To Expect

Day 1

Sacred Valley from Cusco

9 Stops


Admission Ticket Free

Awana Kancha

20 minutesAdmission Ticket Free


10 minutesAdmission Ticket Free


1 hour Admission Ticket Free

Pisac Market

45 minutesAdmission Ticket Free


1 hour Admission Ticket Free

Archaeological Park Ollantaytambo

1 hour Admission Ticket Not Included


Admission Ticket Free

Aguas Calientes

Admission Ticket Free

Accommodation: Overnight at 3-star hotel Casa Andina Classic or Similar

Meals: Not included

Day 2

Machu Picchu - Cusco

2 Stops

Santuario Historico de Machu Picchu

4 hours Admission Ticket Included


Admission Ticket Free

Accommodation: Not included

Meals: Breakfast

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Passport name, number, DOB and country is required at time of booking for all participants
  • A current valid passport is required on the day of travel
  • Vegetarian option is available, please advise at time of booking if required
  • For the overnight in Aguas Calientes (Machupicchu town), please take a small backpack OR carry-on with some clothing enough for the overnight. The rest of the items you can keeped at your Cusco hotel or in our office. In order to avoid carrying unnecesary stuff that you won´t wear in Machupicchu.
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Stroller accessible
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Note: If you require a seat for the infant, we can assign one for an extra cost.
  • This tour does not have specific restrictions unless you are in a very bad serious health conditions
  • Travellers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 10 travellers

Cancellation Policy

This experience is non-refundable and cannot be changed for any reason. If you cancel or ask for an amendment, the amount you paid will not be refunded.

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      Traveller Tips

      Oh yea - make sure you are in decent shape before going - climbing the steps at altitude will tire you out.
      Be prepared to awake very early to arrive at Machu Picchu for sunrise.


      529 reviews
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      Great experience with...
      Robin_K, June 2023
      Great experience with Michael. Very informative and passionate. Engaged very well with the teens. We would recommend.
      Simply amazing. You have to book this tour!
      Resh_J, June 2023
      The whole trip was excellent. Frank was the best and he was so professional and knowledgeable and it was great to learn more about the history of Peru and Frank did it in such an engaging way. The places we visited were all timed right and it ended with the best one of course and Frank knew the best route to take to get the best out of our experience at Machu Picchu. I also met some amazing people on the trip who made the experience even better. I would recommend this tour without any hesitation and especially with Frank as the tour guide. He really was excellent. The memories will stay with me forever.
      Must visit sight in Peru
      Borys_K, June 2023
      Michael was one of the greatest guides ever. He made this trip truly unforgettable! We had a chance to pet lamas and alpacas, hop on a train through gorgeous Sacred Valley, and finally see Manchu Picchu. Must visit tour!
      Fabrizio is a great guide.
      Corey_T, June 2023
      We had a great trip. Everything went as expected. Fabrizio was a great guide with much knowledge of the Inca culture and sites. The hotel in Aguas Caliantes was great. The timing of Machu Picchu was such that we beat the crowds and had time for great pictures. As a bonus, the weather was awesome.
      Experience of the lifetime with the best guide and driver
      Grazina_K, June 2023
      If I say this tour was amazing- this would be an understatement. Absolutely incredible itinerary, no rush, enough time to enjoy and soak the views, and the guide was the best. Fabricio not only shared his knowledge, but looked after us with care. We even got a cake in the restaurant for our wedding anniversary! Driver Juan was also amazing and made us feel safe. Can't recommend more!
      Do not miss! Incredible experience
      AnaCristina_P, May 2023
      A lifelong dream came true in the most meaningful, well-organized, and thoughtful way. Our guide, Fabrizio, went above and beyond to make sure we were all well taken care of and that every group member enjoyed the group. From start to finish, the experience was incredible. The tour gave us a sense of the beauty of Inca culture and left us with deep gratitude for having locals guide us through the process.
      Awesome Machu Picchu
      Sally_M, May 2023
      Machu Picchu 5/5 It was truly awesome. Fabrizio was knowledgeable, patient and kind. The day before was not so brilliant with 2 stops at places selling silver and wool. Would rather have seen more of the Sacred Valley.
      Daniel_W, May 2023
      Tour was excellent. Bernardo was great! The history was very interesting. Never felt rushed. Hotel was great.
      Bhogendra_K, May 2023
      Gary was a wonderful guide.Made the trip very enjoyable and memorable with his historical and archeological knowledge.
      The ease of of this...
      Shawn_K, May 2023
      The ease of of this amazing trip was the main highlight. We were able to see the Sacred Valley and surrounding areas before Machu Picchu. Our guide, Luis and our driver, Roman, were wonderful. Luis gives a lot of detail and truly loves his country and history. I would definitely recommend this duo. Getting to Machu Picchu was easy so we were able to enjoy Machu Picchu without stress or hassle. We also hiked Waynupicchu and Fredi made it possible. It was a hike of a lifetime.
      Fantastic trip for my first time at Sacred Valley and Machu Picchu!
      Miao_W, May 2023
      The two-day trip through the Inca Valley to Machu Picchu was definitely the highlight of my time in Cusco. I was fascinated to learn about the indigenous way of using Alpaca wool to make sweaters and the incredible dying process. We also had the opportunity to explore key Inca Valley cities such as Pisac, Urubamba, Ollantaytambo, and Aguas Calientes, which provided a deeper understanding of the region's history and culture. Our guide, Luis, was exceptionally knowledgeable and provided excellent background information on Inca histories. He mentioned quotes from historians and archeologists which added authenticity to this active learning of Inca history. I really loved having all the information and being aware that there are references that one can look further into. Additionally, our driver, Roman, was fantastic and drove steadily and quickly through the narrow roads. The tour was well-designed, covering both the Inca Valley and Machu Picchu, making it an excellent choice for first-timers visiting the region. I cannot wait to come back to Machu Picchu by hiking the Inca trails! Overall, I was extremely pleased with the tour and would highly recommend it to anyone visiting Peru. It provided a comprehensive and unforgettable experience, combining history, culture, and natural beauty.
      The Best Machu Picchu guided trip
      Peter_G, May 2023
      Obviously if you’re in Peru, it’s probably because you definitely want to see Machu Picchu. This company is outstanding. Great organization, friendly and most importantly very knowledgeable. I highly recommend this trip
      Worth the extra time in Sacred Valley
      Caitlin_A, May 2023
      This was truly an incredible tour. I enjoyed that on the first day we had a scenic drive through the valley to see some sights and learn some history we otherwise may not have. Machu Picchu itself was truly magical. I was so impressed with Luis’s knowledge for the entire trip - it is clear he has spent many years studying the history and shared so much additional information with us. Roman, our driver, was also excellent. Together the two made for a very fun experience I would recommend to anyone
      Amazing Adventure
      maria_b, May 2023
      Michael our tour guide and Nacho our driver were excellent. They were punctual, professional, and were very accommodating to the group's needs. Michael was a wealth of knowledge and fielded all the questions we had. He also took us to some extra places not on the itinerary. It was an awesome way to end our time in Peru!!!
      Grant_R, Apr 2023
      Our flight to Lima was cancelled with no alternative. So, obviously we were unable to travel to Cuzco. Viator was totally uncooperative in our efforts to obtain any type of refund nor were we able to get a response from the vendor in Cuzco. $900+ was flushed. I used to live in Cuzco. I speak the language. Good luck to someone who doesn't have those advantages if anything happens. This was our third trip out of the US in the last 12 months. This is the first time to book with Viator. Take you chance and book when you get to Cuzco. Never, never, never book with Viator.
      Response from Host, May 2023
      Hi Grant, Thank you for your feedback, we are sorry that you experienced this situation. We personally e-mailed you using the messaging center asking your pick up location but we never got your response. We already had all arrangements set and no news from you to act por poccible cnacellations or changes. All tickets has been lost due to that reson we couldn´t provide any refund. We hope you could connect with us in advance and solve this issue again unfortunatelly we never recieved any request from your side.
      Must do tour
      Aaron_K, Apr 2023
      What an awesome tour. The guide was great, the sights were wonderful, the overnight hotel was good, and Machu Picchu was amazing. I highly recommend. I recommend getting up upgraded train car.
      This tour was fantastic...
      Luke_D, Apr 2023
      This tour was fantastic and met all of my expectations. Michael our guide and Juan our driver were both friendly and made you feel welcomed on the tour. On the first day I had a nice surprise as we visited a Llama and Alpaca rescue centre, they also had two Condors that were very impressive. I was not expecting this as part of the tour so it was a nice extra. The rest of the first day was exploring the sacred valley which was spectacular and enhanced by Michaels enthusiasm and vast knowledge about the history of the sacred valley and Inca culture. The next day we got to visit Machu Piccu which was incredible and again Michael wowed us with his knowledge of the settlement. As well as this the restaurant we ate in and the hotel we stayed in were of a high standard and added to the overall experience. I highly recommend this tour to anyone wanting to visit Machu Piccu.
      A Great Time in Machu Picchu and Ollantaytambo
      David_C, Mar 2023
      We had a GREAT time visiting Machu Picchu and Ollantaytambo with our tour guide Michael. First, Juan picked us up. He was a GREAT and TALENTED driver, and very helpful getting on/off the van. Now, Michael....... what a smart guy. He knew the complete history of the Peruvian people. He took us to places "off the beaten path" which were great to see/visit. He was especially helpful with my wife while visiting the ruins. This was a GREAT trip to go on, grab it if you can. Wonderful learning experience and sights to see. Thanks Michael (and Viator)
      2 day tour.
      Leanne_G, Mar 2023
      I really enjoyed this tour. Our tour guide Gary was awesome. He was very informative. I recommend this tour.
      Amazing Machu Picchu
      Jesse_D, Mar 2023
      What an amazing journey with Fabricio. He was really one of the best guides I've had. Not too much info, not too little. He went at "your" pace. The scenery was spectacular. The views were amazing. I'd recommend to anyone.

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