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Jason H United States of ...
This was a great 2 day tour. There is a fair amount of walking involved and changing elevations. Be prepared to awake very early to arrive at Machu Picchu for sunrise. There is a bit of a que in the morning for for the bus up, but it moved fairly fast. The guides were informative and I met some great people on the trip.
Excellent tour. It is a lot of moving parts but everything went perfectly! Elvis our guide for Day 1 — was extremely knowledgeable. I agree with previous reviews about hotel in Machu Picchu — it’s not the best (our room had a strange smell) but we were there for such a short time not a big deal.
Mark R United States of ...
We had an excellent guide named Percy for the Sacred Valley portion. He was raised in the area and was able to make things come alive for us. It was fascinating. The tour is very rushed, which isnt the tours fault. Theres a lot of territory to cover and only so much time. It would have been nice to be able to explore Otallyantambo and Pisac more, but we only really had about a half hour of free time in each town. We stopped and had a nice buffet lunch which was a bit on the pricey side I think it was close to20 US, but it was good.
I missed the Machu Picchu tour and went up alone later, so I cant comment on the tour guide for that portion.
The bus ride from Aguascalientes to Machu Picchu is roughly a half hour, but it is a roller coaster. If you have motion sickness issues, be prepared. Bring pocket change, the bathrooms are pay to play. I think the rate was 2 soles. Also, you can stash your bag for three soles and pick it up at the end of the trip.
The train ride is bumpy, but the cars were comfortable other than that. Its exactly what I expected.
This was a great experience. We took this tour in May 2018. Our guide picked us up at our hotel in Cusco right on time. It was a private tour, with the guide and the driver, and we visited a few places in sacred valley before reaching Pisac. We got a well guided tour of the Pisac ruins, visited the Pisac market, drove through the scenic sacred valley, and at the end visited the ruins at Ollantaytambo. Our guide left us at the entrance to the train station, from where we caught the vista dome train to Aguas Calientes. When we reached AC, there was a person at the station waiting for us with our name, and accompanied us to our hotel. He explained to us in detail about the next days activities. Next day early morning we walked to the bus stop and met our Machu Picchu guide, who accompanied us on the bus and then gave us a wonderful guided tour of Machu Picchu. Getting back to AC and then to Ollantaytambo was a breeze, and there was another driver waiting for us at the station, who dropped us at out hotel in Cusco. Overall a great tour that I will remember for a long time. I highly recommend this tour.
The tour operators were on top of their game! We had a member of the team meet us the evening before both days 1 and 2 to let us know what to expect for the next day. Everything went smoothly and according to the itinerary. We were brought directly to the train station and had people waiting with a sign with our names when we arrived at our destinations for easy transportation. Our tour guides were great and professional. We went with the standard option for the train and were happy with our decision. We did not feel the need to upgrade the train as it was clean and comfortable. However, if you can afford to upgrade the hotel I would strongly recommend it. Even though it was close to the train/buses, the room was incredibly dirty and smelly. Not the tour operator's fault though. Still would highly recommend this trip.
Love this tour - Must do visits to Sacred Valley and Machu Picchu when in Peru!
This tour was amazing!
I had a wonderful time on this tour and learned a lot about the history of the Inca. I would highly recommend this tour!
Got all that was promised. Guides very good. Sacred Valley tour offered very good sample of important sites. Machu Picchu tour/ guide very comprehensive. Only glitch was a lack of meeting train in Aguas Calientes which we solved by asking locals for directions. Hotel/ breakfast was just ok.
Not one glitch or hiccup - everything was executed perfectly. Both guides, Ricardo and Carlos were articulate, personable and went above and beyond our expectations. This was one of the best tours my wife and I ever experienced. The bus from Cusco to Ollantaytambo was new and our driver was great - all connections were perfect. The room in the hotel in Aguas Calientes was tiny - but for 1 night it was suitable. I would highly recommend this tour.
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