6. 2-Days Tour from Cusco:Sacred Valley & Machu Picchu by Train
Day 1: Cusco | Visit local family | Salt mines | Moray | Train trip to Machu Picchu
Have a comfortable pickup after breakfast at your hotel, your guide will go through your hotel to go to the town of Maras - salt mines, passing through the typical town of Chinchero on the way here you will have enough time to visit a local house where you will have the opportunity to take a picture with alpaca, llama, vicuñas.
Leaving behind the local family in Chincheros, you will drive to Moray, an Inca-era archaeological site. Learn about the design and purpose of this circular-style terrace system, a complex that was built by ancient civilization as a testing ground for various microclimates and different types of agricultural crops.
After Moray, you will drive 30 minutes until you reach the "Salineras", a collection of salt mines used since the Inca period to extract salt. The pattern formed by the area's range of more than 3,000 small salt pools creates a visually stunning sight for visitors. After your visit to the Salineras, you will be taken through Urubamba where our guide will give you lunch options.
After lunch we will take you to the train station located in the same town of Ollantaytambo and we will board the selected train that will take us to Aguas Calientes (town of Machupicchu). This train ride allows you to appreciate the fascinating landscape along the sacred Vilcanota River.
You will arrive in Aguas Calientes at the exit door of the train station, we will be waiting to take you to your hotel where you will spend the night. Settle into your hotel, After check - in, you have the afternoon free at your own expense.
Day 2: Machu Picchu | cuzco
After having our breakfast at the hotel we will transfer with our guide to the bus station. This bus will take us to the main gate of the Historic Sanctuary of Machupicchu where we will begin our unforgettable experience. Your expert guide will walk you through the main streets of these incredible ruins. Stroll through the city squares and up the delicately carved stone stairs. Esoteric wisdom supports Machu Picchu as the new spiritual center of the world. There will be time to be alone and fully embrace this magnificent wonder of the world, letting this once-in-a-lifetime experience settle in. Once the guide is finished we will have additional time to explore on our own. After finishing the visit, we will take the bus back to Aguas Calientes where you will have time for lunch (not included). At the indicated time we will board the train that will not take us to the Ollantaytambo train station.
Upon arrival at the train station in Ollantaytambo, our transport will be waiting to take you back to your hotel in Cuzco. Estimated arrival time 6.30pm.
At the time of booking choose:
Option 1: Voyager Train
With all the comforts on board.
Option 2: Vistadome Train 360°
Panoramic windows located on the walls and ceilings of the carriages make the connection with the outside experience very vivid.