Cusco, Peru

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clock-o2 days (Approx.)
TransportHotel pickup offered
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commentOffered in: English and 1 more

Overview

For any traveler visiting Peru, the Sacred Valley and World Heritage-listed Machu Picchu are must-see sights. Combine the two on a 2-day tour from Cusco, which includes transport, entrance fees, and one nights accommodation. Visit the archeological site of Pisaq Potato Park, ascend to the vertiginous Ollantaytambo Fortress, and spend the evening in the quaint town of Aguas Calientes. Plus, you’ll take a 2-hour guided tour of iconic Inca citadel, Machu Picchu, on day two.

  • All entrance fees included
  • Buffet lunch included
  • Hotel pickup included

Reviews

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m
, Jan 2018

The 2-day tour is a nice way to explore the Cuzco area, but I would do it with more time, and with different separate tours. The first day, we left Cuzco and headed to Pisac. Pisac is a lovely cultural heritage site form the Inka's high in the mountains. Its great to see the valley and terraces. From Pisac we headed to Ollantaytambo, to climb the mountain and the temple of the sun. Great historical site. from Ollantaytambo the train took me to Agua Calientes/Machu Picchu village. A guide should have been waiting, but wasn't there. After quite some efforts and non-returned calls I managed to get a hold of someone, who gave me instructions for Machu Picchu. Machu Picchu is amazing, but be prepared for many many visitors. On a slow day around 2500 visitors go up to Machu Picchu. There are two slots, morning and afternoon. I advise to tale the bus up to Machu Picchu and go in the afternoon. The most visitors go in, in the morning. Afternoons are far more tranquil. From Machu Picchu I took the train back, Agua Calientes-Olltaytambo, where transport should have been waiting for me. Unfortunately that wasn't the case. With a little luck I got to hop on to another tour guide's bus to go back to Cuzco. Overall interesting sites but organization-wise it needs some tweaking and improvements.

E
, Dec 2017

This was one of the worst tours I have taken with Viator and I have used them in several other places. First of all, I was not picked up at the right time and by whom I was supposed to meet. Then I was told that I was the only one going which was fine. But I ended up with 12 other people on a day trip. When I finally got to Aguas Caliente , I met my guide for my trip up to Machu Piccu and he told me to meet him at the entrance to the ruins the next morning. But, NEVER showed up and at extra cost, I hired a local guide to show me around. So, would I ever do this particular trip with Viator again, NO!!!!!!! But I will use them on some day trips within cities I am visiting.

E
, Dec 2017

This was one of the worst tours I have taken with Viator and I have used them in several other places. First of all, I was not picked up at the right time and by whom I was supposed to meet. Then I was told that I was the only one going which was fine. But I ended up with 12 other people on a day trip. When I finally got to Aguas Caliente , I met my guide for my trip up to Machu Piccu and he told me to meet him at the entrance to the ruins the next morning. But, NEVER showed up and at extra cost, I hired a local guide to show me around. So, would I ever do this particular trip with Viator again, NO!!!!!!! But I will use them on some day trips within cities I am visiting.

L
, Oct 2017

Machu Picchu is truly amazing however both days are very long and the organisation of the tour was not good. Our guide did not turn up for our briefing the day before so we were waiting around all evening. Although given tickets for the train you are left in the town to get on the train yourself although not too challenging. And on the way back we were dropped off in the town at 1am and not back at our hotel. All this aside you still must see Machu Picchu.

n
, Jun 2017

This is a great tour. Our guide was very friendly and informative. Valparaiso and Vina del Mar were beautiful!

H
, Jun 2017

The cusco guide was terrible, She spoke mainly in spanish and give no consideration to us who could not understand spanish, I mean is this discrimination? I really don't know. The spanish explanation were so long and the english ones were like 1-2 sentences. I really dont understand. The trip was very rush, the guide terrible and her accent was not helping in understanding the history of peru.
I was very disappointed and she did not explain carefully how to go about doing the trip as from ollataytamo, you would require to transfer to the inca rail, and you had only 30 mins to do the archaeological site which defeats the purpose. I had no time to take photos of the village, and please do not bring a huge luggage, the roads are terrible and the guide will offer NO HELP.
Then we went to machu picchu, we were promised only 10 people but the tour group was more than that, I suggest you find a private guide at the entrance of machu picchu as it is not very expensive and they do not have to rotate between spanish and english. We could not find the guide as promised at machu picchu and well, we hired our own and they only refund you 50 sols when the guide costs 140 sols. So, I do not think it is a very good tour agency, everything was messy, the number given can never be called through so I really think viator should not list them. Really bad.

R
, May 2017

This tour was a fiasco from the start. We were picked up late at the hotel and then put in a total rush to get back on time. Our 1st indication that things were going to be not so good is that we got on a tour bus drove around the inner city to pick up others at their hotel and then several of us were transfer to another bus in which the driver was applying tape to the rear vents so as to prevent exhaust fumes from entering into the passenger compartment. THERE WERE MORE OF US THAN SEATS SO WE HAD TO CROWD AN EXTRA PERSON INTO THE REAR SEAT. Thus no air too many passengers equates to not so comfortable situation.

Our tour guide had limited knowledge he appear to either be new or just not good of both the route and the stops. so we started tagging on with other tours at stops to get a better explanation of the various places we were viewing. We were split up into 3 different groups at separate locations for lunch so our time was very limited about 20 minutes. Despite the rush we were late for our train and came within 5 minutes of not making it.

Train Ride was relaxing and nice. It was great to have a full seat to sit in after 5 hours of bus ride half on/half off a seat.

This tour continue its efforts to disappoint with the selected hotel. When we got to our room there were not towels, no toilet paper and it took 25 minutes to get hot water. The accommodations were basic at best and not in keeping with the price we paid.

Machu Picchu was great and our guide was not only knowledgeable but entertaining as well. It was a good day.
Our train ride back was good and it was nice to sit down after a full day of the ruins. Now our tour took its last and final failure. Our driver for the ride back did not show! We waited and look for the driver for 20 minutes and finally gave up and took a taxi back to the JW Marriot in Cusco.

I is obvious that VIATOR has no quality control on their tours and we will not use again for any travel plans. MISTERIOS PERU was our local contact and they are very bad.

Bob

A
, May 2017

We were met at the airport at Cusco after our flight from Lima and waited at a nice hotel with cup of coca to ward off altitude sickness before picking up other guests and heading off to the Sacred Valley. The tour was excellent - we stopped at a little village, various Inca ruins. The English explanations from the guide were very interesting - he had done a lot of research on the history of the people in the area. The train to Aguas Calientes was very comfortable - executive class! Complimentary refreshments served on board, great views of snow capped mountains and white-water rivers. The hotel in Aguas Calientes was centrally located and of a good standard clean and quiet, lovely staff on reception. A guide came to the hotel and explained the procedure for the following day at Machu Picchu. We were not prepared for the huge number of people boarding the buses to MP. Thousands! But all well organised. The bus trip up the narrow road of the steep mountain is quite scary. Unfortunately it was raining at MP so we did not stay long. There is nowhere to shelter. The trip back train/bus to Cusco was OK. The minibus was tightly packed - our backpacks had to travel on the roof! Also, the drop off is to a plaza in Cusco so we had to get a taxi back to our hotel. Overall a great way to see the Sacred Valley and Machu Picchu in 2 days.

i
, Feb 2017

Fantastic trip. Guide is very good and friendly.

J
, Oct 2016

This tour was fantastic! The tour guides were so friendly, knowledgeable and professional. We had one tour guide for the Sacred Valley tour Abelardo and then another guide for Machu Picchu Victor Hugo Wilson. Both were very experienced and fluent in English. If you have the opportunity to get a tour from Victor, I highly recommend it. He was our favorite tour guide. Our group touring the sacred valley was about 15-20 people and I felt a little rushed. I wished we had more time at each site.
Our group for touring Machu Picchu was only 6 total and it was perfect.

The tour manager who planned our trip was Lenin Roman Guerra with Misterios Peru. I booked the trip with Viator and then contacted him directly because I wanted to make some modifications to the itinerary so we could stay and extra day in Machu Picchu by ourselves to climb Montana Machu Picchu. This was my first time planning and international trip so I'm sure my nervousness and pickiness was coming through as a little annoying and pestering but Lenin was very responsive and helpful none the less. He was available at all times before and during our trip to answer my questions. Lenin was always kind, courteous and professional.
The hotel called home like home we stayed in was nice and the front desk staff were absolutely lovely.
I think our train tickets were first class. We got a free drink and snack on the train.


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