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2-Day Perolniyoc & Machu Picchu Adventure

Traverse the path to the majestic Perolniyoc waterfall and delve into the history of Machu Picchu in this compact yet enriching two-day adventure.


Cusco, Peru


2 Days




Year Round

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2-Day Perolniyoc & Machu Picchu Adventure Overview

Discover the essence of Incan heritage and natural splendor in our 2-Day Perolniyoc & Machu Picchu Adventure. This tour is a perfect blend of serene natural wonders and rich historical exploration. Day one introduces you to the hidden gem of Perolniyoc waterfall, nestled in the Sacred Valley, and the enigmatic Ñaupa Iglesia, a site shrouded in spiritual mystique. The experience is enriched with a visit to the Inca ruins at Raqaypata, revealing insights into ancient agricultural techniques.

On the second day, the journey culminates with an early visit to the iconic Machu Picchu. Witness the majestic sunrise and explore the ancient citadel’s secrets with an expert guide. This compact adventure offers an enriching experience, ideal for those seeking to immerse themselves in Peru’s natural beauty and Incan culture within a short timeframe.

Departure & Return Location Your Hotel in Cusco
Departure Time 6:30 AM
Estimated Return Time 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM
Guide Languages Available Guides fluent in English and Spanish
Key Attractions Perolniyoc Waterfall, Ollantaytambo Ruins, Machu Picchu

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  • Standard Large GroupGroup Size: 2 Min – 16ppl MaxStart Time: 06:30
  • Standard Small GroupGroup Size: 2 Min – 8ppl MaxStart Time: 06:30
  • Private GroupGroup Size: CustomizableStart Time: 06:30
  • Deluxe Private GroupGroup Size: CustomizableStart Time: 06:30
  • Solo TravelerGroup Size: 1 personStart Time: 06:30
  • Deluxe Solo TravelerGroup Size: 1 personStart Time: 06:30

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2-Day Perolniyoc & Machu Picchu Adventure

Tour Itinerary

Explore our expertly designed itinerary below, crafted to showcase breathtaking views and provide unique adventures every step of the way.

Day 1: From Cusco to the Enchantment of Perolniyoc Waterfall and Beyond

Your adventure commences with a picturesque drive from Cusco through the Sacred Valley, where the gentle murmurs of the Vilcanota River accompany you to Socma. This unassuming town is the gateway to one of nature’s hidden jewels: the Perolniyoc waterfall. As you embark on a trek towards this natural spectacle, the Andean landscape unfolds its beauty, showcasing diverse flora and fauna and scenes of local farmers nurturing their lands.

The wonders of the day extend beyond the waterfall. After a leisurely lunch, ascend to the Raqaypata archaeological site, a remarkable testament to Inca civilization. Here, you’ll discover ancient granaries, administrative areas, and impressive agricultural systems still in use.

The journey then takes you to the enigmatic Ñaupa Iglesia, a ceremonial temple shrouded in myths of being an Inca portal to other dimensions. This spiritual site offers a moment of tranquility and introspection. As evening approaches, a brief visit to Ollantaytambo allows you to witness a living example of Inca urban planning before boarding the train to Aguas Calientes. This train journey, snaking through the Andean mountains, sets the stage for the next day’s exploration. Spend your evening in Aguas Calientes, relaxing and preparing for the adventure ahead.

Accommodation: Hotel in Aguas Calientes
Meals: Boxed lunch and dinner in Ollantaytambo
Hiking: Approx. 2 hours, 8 km

Greet the new day in Aguas Calientes, brimming with anticipation for visiting Machu Picchu. A short bus journey, offering views of the lush regional flora and fauna, leads you to this iconic Incan citadel. Explore the ancient sanctuary with our expert guide, who will unveil the fascinating narratives of Inca life, spirituality, and architectural mastery. This exploration amidst the ancient ruins is a profound journey through time, offering insights into a lost civilization.

After immersing yourself in the wonders of Machu Picchu, return to Aguas Calientes for a reflective meal or some souvenir shopping. The return train journey to Ollantaytambo is a harmonious transition back to the present. Your final transfer from Ollantaytambo to Cusco is accompanied by the familiar Andean landscapes, offering a silent farewell and marking the end of your two-day exploration filled with nature’s splendors and the rich legacies of the Inca.

Accommodation: Return to Cusco
Meals: Breakfast
Hiking: Exploration of Machu Picchu with guided narratives.

Tour Highlights

2-Day Perolniyoc & Machu Picchu Adventure Highlights

  • Perolniyoc Waterfall: Experience the tranquility of the Sacred Valley with a visit to the stunning Perolniyoc waterfall, a hidden natural treasure offering breathtaking views and a serene atmosphere.
  • Raqaypata Archaeological Site: Explore the ancient Inca site of Raqaypata, where you’ll witness remarkable granaries, administrative structures, and an ingenious agricultural hydraulic system, showcasing the advanced techniques of the Inca civilization.
  • Ñaupa Iglesia: Immerse yourself in the spiritual ambiance of Ñaupa Iglesia, a mystical Inca ceremonial site believed to be a portal to other dimensions, providing a unique cultural and historical perspective.
  • Ollantaytambo Village: Visit the living Incan town of Ollantaytambo, marveling at its well-preserved Inca urban planning and architecture, and experience the rich history still vibrant in its streets and structures.
  • Scenic Train Journey to Aguas Calientes: Enjoy a picturesque train ride through the Andean mountains, offering stunning views of the landscape as you journey to the gateway of Machu Picchu, Aguas Calientes.
  • Sunrise at Machu Picchu: Witness a breathtaking sunrise over Machu Picchu, one of the New Seven Wonders of the World, and enjoy a guided exploration of this ancient citadel, uncovering its history and mysteries.
  • Expert Guided Narratives: Benefit from the knowledge and insight of expert guides, who will bring to life the stories, architecture, and significance of the sites visited throughout the tour.

Inclusions & Exclusions

Detailing Every Aspect of Your Travel Experience: What’s Included and What’s Not

Standard Inclusions

All package options include the following:

  • Bilingual English-speaking tour guide.
  • Pre-departure briefing at your hotel/office 1 or 2 days before the trek.
  • Hotel pick-up and transportation to trailhead.
  • Meals: Boxed lunch and dinner in Ollantaytambo; breakfast in Aguas Calientes.
  • Vegetarian and gluten-free options at no extra cost.
  • Entry tickets to Perolniyoc and Machu Picchu sites.
  • Emergency oxygen bottle and medical kit.
  • 1-night hotel stay in Aguas Calientes (twin bedroom with private facilities).
  • Round-trip bus ticket between Aguas Calientes and Machu Picchu.
  • Round-trip Expedition Train tickets between Aguas Calientes and Ollantaytambo.
  • Private van transportation from Ollantaytambo to your Cusco hotel.


Not included in our standard tour packages. Consider additional costs. Deluxe packages may cover some exclusions, as specified in the Additional Inclusions section.

  • Trekking poles (available for rent).
  • Day 1 breakfast.
  • Day 2 lunch and dinner.
  • Huayna Picchu/Machu Picchu mountain ticket (US$ 80 extra per person).
  • Gratuities for crew (At your discretion).

Additional Inclusions

Deluxe Packages Only

Elevate your travel experience with our bespoke Deluxe Package, meticulously designed to offer an array of premium amenities and services.

Deluxe Packages Include:

  • 3-Star Aguas Calientes Hotel: Rest and recharge in a carefully selected 3-star hotel.
  • Mountain Climbing Permits: Choose between Huayna Picchu or Machu Picchu Mountain for breathtaking panoramic views.
  • Vistadome First-Class Train: Enjoy scenic travel from Aguas Calientes with panoramic windows offering spectacular views.
  • Gourmet Lunch: Indulge in a gourmet dining experience at either Machu Picchu or Aguas Calientes.
  • Walking Sticks: 01 pair per person for added stability.
  • Private Transportation: Transportation exclusively for your group.
  • Dedicated Tour Guide: Get personalized insights and guidance from an expert tour guide throughout your journey.
  • Fair Compensation: We ensure fair compensation for all our dedicated team members.


Discover our diverse tour offerings, catering to various interests and providing unforgettable experiences for every traveler.

Standard Large Group

Group Size: 2 Min – 16ppl Max



Per Person

Join a diverse group of travelers for an economical shared experience.

All standard inclusions
No Additional Inclusions
No Private Service

Standard Small Group

Group Size: 2 Min – 8ppl Max



Per Person

Enjoy a more intimate setting, ideal for closer interactions and bonding.

All standard inclusions
No Additional Inclusions
No Private Service

Private Group

Group Size: Customizable



Per Person

Curate your journey with exclusivity tailored to your group’s preferences.

All standard inclusions
No Additional Inclusions
Private Service

Deluxe Private Group

Group Size: Customizable



Per Person

Indulge in luxury, enhancing every aspect of your tour for a memorable experience.

All standard inclusions
Additional Inclusions
Private Service

Solo Traveler

Group Size: 1 person



Per Person

Embrace the freedom of a solo adventure, with options to mingle or stay independent.

All standard inclusions
No Additional Inclusions
Private Service or Join a Group

Deluxe Solo Traveler

Group Size: 1 person



Per Person

Elevate your solo journey with added luxury and attentive service.

All standard inclusions
Additional Inclusions
Private Service

Special Discounts

  • Adult (12+ Years): Standard rates apply for travelers over 12 years old.
  • Student (-25 Years with Student Card): Save USD 20 with a valid Student Card for those younger than 25 years old.
  • Child (3 – 11 Years): Save USD 30 for children between 3 and 11 years old.
  • Infant (0 – 2 Years): Infants younger than 2 years old are free (must ride on the adult’s lap; for a separate seat, add them as a child).
  • Group Discount: Automatically applied during online booking.
    • Save USD 10/person for groups of 5-7 people.
    • Save USD 15/person for groups of 8-10 people.
    • Save USD 20/person for groups of 11+ people.

*Please note that the applicable age is considered at the time of completion of the trip.

Payment Terms & Cancellation Policy

Kindly take a moment to read our Payment Terms & Cancellation Policy before booking. Happy adventuring!

Payment Terms

Beginning Your Adventure – Booking Confirmation and Deposit

Your journey starts with a commitment: a 30% deposit of the total tour cost. This initial investment is pivotal in activating the extensive preparatory process, ensuring every aspect of your tour is curated to perfection.

Final Payment: The Last Step Before Your Journey Begins

The remaining 70% of the tour cost is due no later than 48 hours before the commencement of your tour. This timely payment is critical to finalize all logistical arrangements, guaranteeing a hassle-free start to your adventure.

Expansive Payment Options for Ease and Flexibility

In line with our commitment to your convenience, Peru Tripper accepts a variety of payment methods, including bank transfers, credit cards, and PayPal. Please be aware that additional fees may apply depending on the payment method selected. Detailed payment procedures and potential fees can be found on our dedicated payment page.

Implications of Late Payments – Protecting Your Reservation

Adherence to the payment schedule is crucial. Late payments can unfortunately lead to the cancellation of your reservation, with the deposit being retained as a non-refundable fee. We urge you to maintain timely payments to safeguard your tour plans.

Policy for Last-Minute Adventurers

For those inspired to join this tour on short notice, namely less than 15 days before departure, full payment is required at the time of booking. This ensures that we can expedite all necessary preparations for your inclusion.

Cancellation Policy

Cancellation Terms for Clients

We recognize that life is ever-changing. However, due to the elaborate planning and expenses involved in preparing for this tour, we maintain a strict no-refund policy after booking confirmation. This underscores the importance of obtaining comprehensive travel insurance, which can offer protection against unforeseen cancellations.

Navigating Unpredictable Circumstances – Force Majeure

In extraordinary situations beyond our control, such as natural disasters or political upheavals, Peru Tripper will strive to offer alternative arrangements. This may include rescheduling your trip or issuing a credit for future travel, based on current availability and discretion.

Navigating Through Force Majeure

In the event of extraordinary and uncontrollable circumstances, such as natural disasters or significant political unrest, Huaynas Expeditions adopts a flexible approach. We prioritize your safety and satisfaction, offering to reschedule your trip or provide a credit for future travel, subject to availability.

Emphasizing the Need for Comprehensive Travel Insurance

To cover unexpected events, including trip disruptions and medical emergencies, we cannot stress enough the importance of securing comprehensive travel insurance. It’s your safety net, ensuring peace of mind throughout your journey. Please note, Peru Tripper does not bear responsibility for costs arising from incidents not covered by your travel insurance.

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If the offered packages don’t quite meet your needs, customize it with us.

What to Pack

Your Essential Packing Guide for a Hassle-Free Adventure

Packing List

Prepare for an unforgettable journey with our essential packing guide. Here’s what you need to bring:

  • Original passport & student ID (if applicable).
  • Light day pack with clothes for varied temperatures.
  • Rain gear or poncho.
  • Waterproof trekking boots.
  • Warm clothing.
  • Camera.
  • Sunblock & after-sun hydrating cream.
  • Insect repellent (20% DEET minimum, no malaria risk reported).
  • Toilet paper.
  • Snacks (biscuits, energy bars, chocolate, fruits, etc.).
  • Reusable canteen with water.
  • Personal medical kit (special medications, paracetamol, blister treatment, etc.).
  • Walking sticks/poles.
  • Cash for snacks, tips & souvenirs.


This list is a general guideline. Adjustments may be necessary based on personal preferences and the season of travel. Always check the weather forecast before your trip and feel free to reach out to us for any specific advice or requirements.

Packing Tips

Pack Wisely with Our Essential Packing Tips

  • Pack Light: Remember that you’ll need to carry everything you bring. Only pack the essentials and leave some extra room for souvenirs.
  • Organize Your Pack: Use packing cubes or ziplock bags to keep your gear organized and easy to find.
  • Prepare for the Weather: The weather can change quickly, so pack for all conditions. Always have a rain jacket or poncho handy.
  • Secure Your Valuables: Keep your passport, money, and other valuables secure and on you at all times.
  • Layer Up: Dressing in layers is key. It allows you to quickly adapt to changing temperatures.
  • Waterproof Everything: Ensure that your pack is waterproof or that you have a rain cover. Keep all electronics and important documents in waterproof bags.
  • Respect the Environment: Consider using eco-friendly products and always take your trash with you.

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