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2-Day Sacred Valley With Train to Machu Picchu

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    What to Expect

    Day 1: Sacred Valley tour - Transfer to Aguas Calientes

    Stop At: Sacred Valley of the Incas, 0051 Peru
    Pre-departure briefing: Please make your own way to the Bamba Cuzco Office one day prior to your adventure and attend your pre-departure briefing at the specified time. During your pre-departure briefing, we will give you all of your tickets for the buses, trains and archaeological sites.

    Accommodation pick-up at 8:00 am to start off our day. We will travel out of Cuzco towards the Sacred Valley of the Incas and make our first stop at the village of Corao where we will visit a local artisan marketplace. Enjoy 30 minutes of free time to wander around buying handmade souvenirs for family and friends. Enjoy the scenic viewpoints along the panoramic highway that takes us over the mountains into the picturesque Urubamba river valley. Upon arrival to the ancient Inca town of Pisac, our guide will explain the unique architecture of this archaeological site and its magical vibes. Take about 45 minutes to explore the site and shop around in the local marketplace.

    For lunch, we will continue to Urubamba and make our lunch break here for a taste of Peru’s finest traditional cuisine. After our break, the van will take us to Ollantaytambo, another mysterious archaeological site built into the steep mountainside. You will spend 45 minutes there, which will give you plenty of time to climb the steep steps of these ancient Inca ruins and contemplate life as you look out upon the valley. Then walk over to the train station, located a short 10-minutes on foot downhill from the archaeological site, to board the train heading for Aguas Calientes (approx. 2 hours). Upon arrival you will be met by a local guide who will transfer you to your accommodation and give you indications for the following day in Machu Picchu. Wander through the quaint town of Aguas Calientes at your leisure.
    Duration: 16 hours

    Meals included:
    • Lunch
    Accommodation included: Overnight in Aguas Calientes hostel dorm

    Day 2: Explore Machu Picchu - Return to Cuzco

    Stop At: Machu Picchu, 08680, Peru
    Take an early bus to Machu Picchu to enter the site as it opens. Your English Speaking guide will meet you for a guided visit to the archaeological site (approximately 2 hours). You will then have plenty of free time to explore the hidden corners of this ancient Inca city on your own. You can choose from the optional treks to climb Huayna Picchu (additional cost - to book at least 2 weeks in advance) or walk to the Inti Punku (Sun Gate) for panoramic views of the site. Later, return to Aguas Calientes by bus. Then, take the return train back to Ollantaytambo and bus to Cuzco late in the day. Upon arrival at Cuzco City Center, you will need to make your own way to your accommodation for the night.

    NOTE: You have the option of taking an early return train or a late return train departing Aguas Calientes at 4:12pm and 7pm, respectively.

    Information about the OPTIONAL hike up the steep peak named Huayna Picchu, which is located inside the Machu Picchu archaeological site: This sometimes muddy peak takes about 45 - 60 minutes to hike up and awards you with unforgettable views of Machu Picchu from a coveted perspective. Keep in mind that if you want to take this optional hike, you must now purchase your ticket at least 2 weeks in advance in order to get one of the 400 passes (200 people are allowed up at 7:00am and 200 more at 10:00am). Please contact us to request this extra ticket.
    Duration: 20 hours

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    No accommodation included on this day.
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    Important Information
    Departure Point
    Accommodation pickup in Cusco
    Departure Time
    7:30 AM
    2 days
    Return Details
    Cusco city center drop-off
    • 1x Breakfast
    • 1x Lunch
    • Accommodation included: 1 night
    • Pre-departure briefing
    • Cuzco Accommodation Pick-Up
    • Tourist Bus Cuzco - Sacred Valley - Ollantaytambo
    • Roundtrip Tourist Train Ollantaytambo - Aguas Calientes
    • Roundtrip Tourist Bus Aguas Calientes - Machu Picchu
    • Van/Bus Ollantaytambo - Cuzco
    • 1 Night Hostel Accommodation at Aguas Calientes
    • Professional Bilingual Guide for Sacred Valley Tour & for Machu Picchu Guided Tour
    • Machu Picchu entrance fee
    • Entry/Admission - Machu Picchu
    • Other Meals & Drinks
    • Guide for bus and train transfers (these portions are on your own)
    • Optional Huayna Picchu Trek (at an extra cost) must be booked at least 2 weeks in advance
    • Optional Machu Picchu Mountain Hike (at an extra cost) must be booked at least 1 week in advance
    • Tips for guides
    • Note: Prices for optional activities are subject to change at any time without prior notice. Please confirm these prices before departing on your trip.
    • Entry/Admission - Sacred Valley of the Incas
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    Additional Info
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking, unless booked within 7 days of travel. In this case confirmation will be received within 48 hours, subject to availability
    • Important: You must provide the following information upon booking: Full name (exactly as it appears on the passport), date of birth, nationality, passport number, date of passport expiration, which must be valid for at least 6 months past the date of travel. Without this information, the local tour operator will be unable to make the booking. Please be aware that your complete and correct passport information must be provided. Absolutely no modifications can be made once your booking has been confirmed. Any changes or discrepancies in the information provided will result in a complete loss of permits and entrance tickets, for which you will be held responsible and will need to pay for again.
    • Suggested packing list: Sun hat, sun block, sun glasses, camera, extra batteries and memory card, charger, waterproof bags for your camera, hand sanitizer. Bring extra cash for snacks, water and meals
    • Don't forget the essentials: Original passport, visa (if applicable), insurance card, personal medications
    • You have the option of taking an early return train or a late return train departing Aguas Calientes at 4:12pm and 7pm, respectively.
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Near public transportation
    • PRE-DEPARTURE BRIEFING: There is a mandatory pre-departure briefing at our Cuzco Headquarters one day prior to departure at 5pm, 6pm or 7pm depending on your trek. You will receive detailed information on your excursion, a list of what to bring and confirm your departure details.
    • PRE-DEPARTURE CHECK-IN: Please make sure to check-in with your passport before your pre-departure briefing. We encourage our travellers to check-in at our offices a  couple of hours before or any day prior to the briefing , that way we can give everybody personal attention and information regarding booking extras, rental equipment or questions in general.  Time schedule for meetings will be:  - Rainbow Mountain, Machu Picchu by Train, Sacred Valley to Machu Picchu, Machu Picchu Full Day  5pm  - Inca Trail and Lares  6pm  - Salkantay, Inca Quarry, Machu Picchu Jungle, Ausangate, Choquequirao  7pm  Bamba Experience is located at:  Calle Matara 242, Second Floor. Cuzco, Peru  Hours of Operation: 10:00-14:00 and 16:00-20:00 hrs Daily  Tel: +51 84 205234  Emergency Tels: +51 998 444933 Darwin, +51 952 272734 Freddy, +51 923 125342 Rene.
    • You will have a guide during the Sacred Valley Tour and for the Machu Picchu Archaeological Site Tour. However, during your bus and train transfers you will not be accompanied by a guide.
    • Travellers who booked their trip using one passport, then renewed or replaced it afterward, must carry the old passport they used to make the booking or a photocopy with them on the trip.
    • Most travelers can participate
    • Please note this is an independent tour, which means you'll enjoy the flexibility of being on your own for most of the trip and will only have a guide for certain experiences along the way.
    • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 30 travelers
    Cancellation Policy
    If you cancel at least 7 days in advance of the scheduled departure, there is no cancellation fee. If you cancel between 3 and 6 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is a 50 percent cancellation fee. If you cancel within 2 days of the scheduled departure, there is a 100 percent cancellation fee.
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    This trip went by van, train and bus through beautiful nature. Everything was on time and everything went as planned. We had a nice balance where we got info when we needed it but still freedom to be by ourselves. Machu Picchu itselves was made even more interresting by our
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    Without doubt the best travel experience I have ever had (regular traveler) Many issues happened. Ended up way behind times for connections. An incredible guide (Thanks Nico) who through many complications found immediate remedies to allow us to continue through. Next day missed
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    We booked the Sacred Valley/Machu Picchu and Rainbow Mountain trips with Bamba and were impressed by their quick and reliable communication via WhatsApp and adaptability. We experienced a strike that impacted one of our trips, but Bamba was able to switch our reservation for
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    Response from Happiness T, Bamba Happiness CS team at 2-Day Sacred Valley With Train to Machu Picchu
    Responded 11 Nov 2018
    Dear Kate, Thank you so much for choosing to travel with us and for posting a review on Tripadvisor. Know that everything goes well with your tours despite the strike makes us fulfilled, especially because our main goal it is helping our travelers to be even happier. =) We will be more than happy to see you again in another adventure with Bamba. All of us from Bamba wish you a lovely week! Cheers, Conceição De Camillis
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    Check off my bucket list
    Special thanks to our wonderful guides Vidal and Juan and chef Benny and porters who took great care of us during
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    Unforgettable Experience on Inca Trail
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    Geelong, Australia
    Jungle Adventure Trek - Tour guide: Vidal - Amazing experience!!
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    Alex G
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    Once in a lifetime experience
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    Cusco, Peru
    Machu Picchu 4 day trek
    Just amazing! Our guides, Vidal & Juan, were energetic, friendly, and so very helpful. They even helped carry an
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    Singapore, Singapore
    Memorable Experience
    Ended my 4days trek yesterday with the beautiful view of machu picchu. Special shoutout to the wonderful team, our
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    Raleigh, North Carolina
    Super fun! Book it now!
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    Madison, Wisconsin
    Unforgettable...and I mean that in a good way
    For starters, our guides, cook, and porters were incredible. Diego (the lead guide) was pretty much an
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    AMAZING 4 day Inca trail!!
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    Cleveland, Ohio
    Touristy Winikunka
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    Cleveland, Ohio
    Amazingly organized & efficient
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