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Inca Trail 3 Day Trek & Sacred Valley Tour

Inca Trail 3 Day Trek & Sacred Valley Tour

This tour combines the beauty of the Sacred Valley of the Incas with the Inca Trail to Machu Picchu short in 3 unforgettable days. Being the best alternative for people who do not have much time, families with small children, people who are not used to hiking and do not like to camp. This option will also allow you to enjoy Machu Picchu in a different way, first the magical experience to see the sunset on the second day and the impresive views of Machu Picchu. For those looking to combine the cultural attractions of the Sacred Valley with the challenge of one of the best known walks in the world. The 3-Day Inca Trail Trek & Sacred Valley tour rewards you with an impressive combination of the region's ruins, mountains, snow-capped mountains and cloud forests.The Sacred Valley of the Incas is located in the area of the Peruvian Andes and its land is very fertile, because of this it became one of the main corn production sites in Peru. Today the area is full of villages where their main gain is obtained from agriculture and livestock and also tourism, thanks to the sale of crafts and products from the area. The most important sities located in the Sacred valley are: Pisac, Urubamba Valley and Ollantaytambo.During this Tour we will walk the original Inca Trail of the incas, the walk begins at km 104 of the Cusco - Machu Picchu railway, at a height of 2100 meters, reaching a maximum of 2,720 meters at the Sun Gate, 10.5 km away and takes 6 hours at a moderate pace. The trip is enchanting with beautiful panoramic views, full of flora and fauna you can also visit 3 wonderful Inca cities Chachabamba, Wiñaywayna and in the afternoon to Machu Picchu when all visitors are down. This travel is totally recommended for families who travel with their children and with no age limit we just need you to have an adventurous spirit.

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Quick Itinerary:

Sacred Valley tour 

07:00 We pick you up from you hotel 

08:00 Driving and guided tour of the Sacred Valley of the Incas, visiting the following sites: Pisac market, Pisac, Moray, the colonial small town Salineras or Salt Mines Urubamba, the heart of the Sacred Valley Chinchero, Ollantaytambo archoelogical site, 

18:00 Spend a night in Ollantaytambo 

 

Hike from Sacred Valley to Machu Picchu

06:30 Walk to the train station of the Ollantaytambo 

07:20 Train to the starting point of the Inca Trail (km 104) 

08:20 Hiking Short Inca Trail 

12:00 Lunch in Wiñaywayna 

13:00 Continue hiking the short Inca Trail to Machu Picchu

18:00 Arrived to Aguas Calientes town, spend a night 

 

Machu Picchu Tour

04:00 Wake up, hiking to Machu Picchu 

06:00 Guided tour of Machu Picchu

09:00 Free time, you can walking around to the lost city of the Incas or climb up to the mountains (Huayna Picchu or Machu Picchu) 

19:00 Return train to Ollantaytambo 

20:30 Arrived to Ollantaytambo and tourist transportation to Cusco 

22:00 Drop off in your hotel 

 

Highlights of the Inca Trail 3 Day Trek & Sacred Valley Tour.

  • The Sacred Valley of the Incas is located 35 kilometers from Cusco, and about 600 meters below the level of Cusco. It covers the part of the basin of the Vilcanota river between the towns of Pisac and Ollantaytambo.
  • Appreciate and buy handicrafts at the famous handicraft fairs of Pisac, Ollantaytambo and Chinchero. 
  • Visit Moray, impressive agricultural laboratory of the Inca
  • All roads lead to Machu Picchu but none is as beautiful, spectacular and mystical as the Inca Trail. A route that runs between jungles, misty cliffs and spectacular green mountains in the heart of Peru's most legendary.
  • The Inca Trail to Machu Picchu, has been divided into several routes and several sections, most of them depart from: Km 82, and Km 104 of the Cusco - Ollantaytambo - Machu Picchu Pueblo railroad route.
  • Machu Picchu is at an average altitude of 2400 meters above sea level and has a total area of ​​325.92 kilometers. 
  • Machu Picchu is a Quechua word that means "Old Mountain". Its imposing architecture comprises around 140 structures that make up the entire citadel. 
  • The Machu Picchu and Huayna Picchu mountains are part of a great orographic formation known as Batolito of Vilcabamba, in the Range Mountain of Peruvian Andes. 
  • Machu Picchu is one of the new seven wonders of the world, along with imposing architectures such as The Great Wall of China or the Taj Mahal. It is presumed that it was built by the Inca Pachacútec approximately the year 1460. It was forgotten until the American Hiram Binghan arrived in an expedition and spread its existence worldwide in 1911. However, other Peruvians already knew of its existence.
  • The archaeological zone of Machu Picchu is only accessible by the Inca roads that reach it (the well-known Inca Trail), or by using the Hiram Bingham road (which ascends the slope of the Machu Picchu hill from the train station in the town of Aguas Calientes).

Interesting Info:

DAY 1: SACRED VALLEY TOUR

We started early and headed to the town of Pisaq, where we will have the opportunity to see and buy some souvenirs from the traditional market of Pisaq.Then we will drive  to Chincheros, at the top of the mountain, famous for its fabrics and located spectacularly at a high altitude (3,800 m / 12,500 feet). We will visit a weaving house and we will have a demonstration on the techniques of dyeing and weaving as well as visiting the famous Chincheros market. We continue to Moray, a place that is believed to have been used by the Incas as an agricultural research center. The terraces are arranged in concentric circles and separated at intervals from the lowest to the highest region - with great resemblance to a Greek theater. After Moray we will descend to the base of the Sacred Valley for a buffet lunch in Urubamba and then continue to Ollantaytambo, which has an impressive set of terraces that go from the center of town.And we will spend the nigth here. 

Day 2: Sacred Valley to Machu Picchu

To start this wonderful Inca Trail 1 Day Tour, we will wake up very early to take the private car from Ollantaytambo to km 104, where we will start our hike (the travel is around 1 hour and 10 minutes to km 104 of the road), we will pass the control and in a few minutes of walking we will visit the archaeological site of Chachabamba, then continue the trek for 3 hours to the archaeological site of Wiñaywayna, here we will have enough time to photograph and to have lunch. After the break, we will continue our walk enjoying the biodiversity of this ecological floor to the highest point of the Inca Trail 1 Day Sun Gate (2,720 meters / 8,922 feet) from here we will have the beautiful panoramic views of the Inca city of Machu Picchu and Huayna Picchu. Approximately at 2 pm. Finally we will descend to the town of Aguas Calientes to enjoy a delicious dinner and spend the night.

Day 3: Machu Picchu Tour

This day we will wake up early and take a delicious breakfast.Then we will travel for around 2 hours up to the misterious city of Machu Picchu (please don't forget your ID), where we will have a guided tour during 2 hours and then you will have free time to explore the lost city of the incas by your own or take some incredible pictures. If you take the optional Huayna Picchu Trek (additional) you will have the opportunity to take unique beauty panoramic pictures of the Inca City. The 3 days 2 night Machu Picchu trek ends up with a train ride to Ollantaytambo , from where we are taken by van back to Cusco.

THIS TOUR INCLUDES:

  • Pre-trek briefing with your Tour Guide; 
  • Transfer to Sacred Valley from Cusco
  • Professional guide in Sacred Valley to Inca Trail tour ; 
  • Entrance fee to Pisac and Ollantaytambo archeological; 
  • Entrance fee to Moray and Chinchero; 
  • Entrance fee to Salt Mines or Salineras; 
  • Inca TrailPermit and entrance fee to Machu Picchu;
  • Private transportation along 3 days / 2 night Machu Picchu trek
  • Accommodation: Hotel in Ollantaytambo (1 night), Hotel in Aguas Calientes (1 night); 
  • Meals: 2x breakfast, 1x Buffet Lunch on the Sacred Valley, 1x Box lunch on the Ina Trail, 2x dinner (please advice us in advance if you are a vegetarian; this option is for NO extra additional cost) 
  • A train from Sacred Valley to Inca Trail (Expedition Service) and from Aguas Calientes (Machu Picchu) to Ollantaytambo 
  • Tourist transportation from Ollantaytambo to Cusco

NOT INCLUDED:

  • Breakfast on the first and last day and lunch in Aguas Calientes Town on the last day 
  • A shuttle bus between Aguas Calientes and Machu Picchu (U$ 12 one way or U$ 24 a round trip) 
  • Entrance fee to Huayna Picchu Mountain ($80)
  • Tips to local staff (please note: it is a custom to give tips in Peru, however, it is not obligatory) 
  • Travel Insurance

PLEASE BRING WITH YOU:

  • Original passport 
  • Sunscreen (factor 35 or higher). 
  • Waterproof coat / jacket or rain poncho.
  • Hat and gloves 
  • Tshirts. 
  • Comfortable pants 
  • Bath items, insect repellent and hand sanitizer. 
  • Personal medications 
  • Photo camera.
  • Sunglasses
  • Snaks

 

 

Details

  • When to travel: From April to October 
  • Trek level: Normal / Medium 
  • Activities: Culture, History, Fauna, Flora, Trekking & adventure. 
  • Places to visit: Cusco, Sacred Valley, Inca Trail, Machu Picchu
  • Transport: Mini private bus, tourist train and trekking 
  • Accommodation: Camping and Hostel (Lima, Cusco & Ollantaytambo
  • Start place: Cusco
  • Ends: Cusco
  • Number of participants: (no more than 8 people per group) 
  • Transfers: From the airport (Cusco & Lima)

 

General Benefits:

  • 100% personalized trips to Peru Tourist program to Cusco, Sacred Valley, Inca Trail & Machu Picchu. 
  • Assistance 24/7 and 365 days a year. 
  • The best prices guaranteed for your vacation in Peru. 
  • Service quality, safety and comfort. 
  • Daily departures and tours totally personalized.
  • The best tour operator

 

 

 

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