sacred valley to inca trail

Discover Machu Picchu in another and unique way. Ready?

3 Day Machu Picchu Tour is the best option if you are lookig to explore the original Inca Trail and Machu Picchu in a different way and in a shorter version. During this trip you will enjoy the most important archeological recints of the Classic Inca Trail in just 2 days and also you will enter to Machu Picchu through the famous Inti Punku or Sun Gate of the Incas. Join us and discover more of Sacred Valley to Machu Picchu with us.

OVERVIEW

Day 01: Sacred Valley Tour Peru

  • 07:20 Pick you up from your hotel
  • 08:00 Start the Sacred Valley Tour
  • 09:00 Explore the Pisac market 
  • 09:30 Guided tour in Pisac Ruins
  • 10:30 Driving to Urubamba town
  • 12:00 Buffet Lunch in Urubamba (Included vegetarian)
  • 14:00 Driving to the Ollantaytambo town
  • 15:30 Guided tour of the Ollantaytambo archeological site
  • 18:00 Spend a night in Ollantaytambo

Day 02: Inca Trail Hiking Tour

  • 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 Arrival to Aguas Calientes town, spend a night 

Day 03: 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 no included and you have to book it in advance)
  • 18:30 Return train to Ollantaytambo
  • 20:20 Arrived to Ollantaytambo and tourist transportation to Cusco
  • 22:00 Drop off in your hotel

Highlights of the Inca Trail 2 Days:

 

  • 3 day Inca Trail Hike  on the cloud forest of the lost city of the Incas
  • Enjoy the landscapes, flora and Fauna of the Inca Trail 2 Days
  • Trekking enjoying explanations of a professional Tour Guide,
  • Visit of Wiñay Wayna citadel,
  • Entry to Machu Picchu through the Sun Gate «Inti Punku»,
  • Exploration of the mystical Machu Picchu.

ITINERARY:

DAY 1: Cusco – Pisaq – Urubamba – Ollantaytambo

We will pick you up at your hotel / hostel at 7:20 a.m. To take you to the bus station. Then we will begin our journey through the Sacred Valley. In our tour we will descend approx. 500 meters to visit the town of Pisaq where we will visit the craft market and can buy some presents for your families. Then we will head towards the archaeological complex of Pisaq, which offers impressive landscapes of the entire valley. In the guided tour we will see the areas that were used as residences, temples and other architecture, etc. If you prefer to spend more time in the artisanal market instead of visiting the archaeological complex of Pisaq, you just need to tell your guide.

After the visit to Pisaq we will continue to Urubamba, where we will stop for lunch, then we will go to Ollantaytambo which is surrounded by spectacular scenery. Here again we will be surprised by the magnificence of the Inca culture, with the amazing temple of the sun with its huge blocks perfectly carved and finished, the water sources, and the traditional way of dressing of the communities that live around this beautiful place .

After you have finished visiting this beautiful place we will transfer you to your hostel where you will spend the night and rest.

    DAY 2: Ollantaytambo – km 104. – Aguas Calientes

    The Short Inca Trail tour to Machu Picchu starts from pick-up at your hostel (6:00 am approx.) We will drive to the train station where you will board the train that leaves from Ollantaytambo train station heading to Km 104 (start of our walk). The train trip lasts an hour and a half, in this tour you will appreciate beautiful landscapes and different ecosystems.

    When you reach km 104 and then cross a suspension bridge to reach the checkpoint, you must present your passport or document with which you made your reservation. At the end of the respective controls, we will start the hike uphill for 4 hours until we reach the Inca Wiñaywayna site, which in Quechua means (forever young) Wiñaywayna has a height of 2680 meters above sea level and is considered one of the most attractive sites of this route . After your guided tour we will stop to eat our box lunch or snack.

    After recharging our energy we will continue our hike for an hour and a half until we reach the Intipunku (Sun Gate) where you can enjoy the first panoramic views of Machu Picchu.

    Finally we will continue walking through the last section of the Inca Trail until we reach the place where you can take the classic photo (postal photo) with the old citadel. After this short break, we will descend to the main entrance, here we will get on the bus that will take us to Aguas Calientes to spend the night. Once you arrive in Aguas Calientes, you will have time to relax at the hotel before your dinner and then plan the tour in the citadel on the last day of the tour.

    DAY 3: Machu Picchu – Cusco

    On the third day you can enjoy and know the maximum Machu Picchu and can do it in two ways 1) You can walk up an hour and a half from Aguas Calientes to Machu Picchu through a path with stairs or 2) You can take the bus for about 25 minutes heading to Machu Picchu.

    If you are interested in seeing the sunrise in this ancient Inca city, you should get up very early to go to the bus station where you will have to wait for the first busses to Machu Picchu; Once you have arrived at Machu Picchu, you will have your guided tour for 2 hours from this historic site, followed by enough time to make your own tour.

    From 3:30 p.m. we will meet at a restaurant in Aguas Calientes for our last lunch together (optional and not included in the tour price). After lunch you will receive your train tickets for your trip back to Cusco. 

    INCLUDED:

      • Pre-trek briefing before the tour;
      • Professional guide in the Sacred Valley Peru Tour, Inca Trail and Machu Picchu;
      • Sacred Valley entrance fee to Pisac and Ollantaytambo;
      • Inca Trail Permit and entrance fee to Machu Picchu;
      • Accommodation: Hotel in Ollantaytambo (1 night), Hotel in Aguas Calientes (1 night);
      • Meals: 2x breakfast, 1x Buffet Lunch in Uurbamba, 1x Box lunch on the Inca Trail, 1x dinner (please advice us in advance if you are a vegetarian; this option is for NO extra additional cost);
      • Expedition train service round trip – between Ollantaytambo to Head trail of the Inca Trail; and Aguas Calientes (Machu Picchu) to Ollantaytambo;
      • A shuttle bus round trip to Machu Picchu;
      • Tourist transportation to Sacred Valley Peru Tour;
      • Tourist transportation from Ollantaytambo to Cusco

    NOT INCLUDED:

      • Meals not details in the itinerary
      • 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

    MORE INFO:

      • Daily departures (except in the month of February, which maintain the Inca Trail route).
      • At the time of booking all data must match those of your passport or identity document.
      • It is mandatory to carry the passport or original document with which you made the reservation during the entire journey of the Short Inca Trail.
      • In case of students, it is mandatory to carry the original ISIC Card along with the passport during the Inca Trail.
      • In case of finding fraudulent and / or expired ISICs, the entrance to the Short Inca Trail network will be denied without claim or refund.
      • The return train schedule may vary according to availability.
      • Tips for guides, cooks and porters are not included in the price of the tour.

       

    IMPORTANT:

      • Daily departures (except in the month of February, which maintain the Inca Trail route).
      • At the time of booking all data must match those of your passport or identity document.
      • It is mandatory to carry the passport or original document with which you made the reservation during the entire journey of the Inca Trail.
      • In case of students, it is mandatory to carry the original ISIC Card along with the passport during the Inca Trail.
      • In case of finding fraudulent and / or expired ISICs, the entrance to the Inca Trail network will be denied without claim or refund.
      • The return train schedule may vary according to availability.
      • Tips for guides, cooks and porters are not included in the price of the tour.

       

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    • TOUR TYPE: TREKKING
    • DAYS TREKKING: 4
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    • DIFFICULTY:3

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    Frequently Asked Questions

    The best thing to do when you have doubts about the Short Inca Trail is to consult a travel expert. Here you will find every detail and information about the route.

    What is the Short Inca Trail to

    Machu Picchu?

    The Short Inca Trail is the fastest route to Machu Picchu from the Inca Trail network. Unlike the Traditional Inca Trail, this route lasts just two days and is done as a private tour.

    This route is ideal for passengers who have less time to visit Machu Picchu, or who wants to enjoy another inca remains in the city of Cusco.

    How long will it take to return to

    Cusco??

    You will travel for about three and a half hours before returning to Cusco. And this is divided into a journey of an hour and a half on the train to get to the Ollantaytambo train station. From there our driver will pick you up outside the train station. Our driver is waiting for a sign with his name, so there will be no confusion. Once our driver has picked you up you will travel for another hour and a half before returning to Cusco.

    What season is the best  to   

    travel to Machu Picchu??

    The best time to spend your holidays in Machu Picchu is between April and October, are the months of high season where the limit of tourists exceeds the limits because it is just the dry period, however this does not guarantee that there is one isolated rain . During this season there is a smaller amount of clouds and you can enjoy much more of the tour in the area.

    The climate in Machu Picchu is hot and humid, counting on an annual average temperature with minimum of 12º and maximum of 24º, reason why to cross this Inca settlement it will be very important to always carry some shelter.

    Are tickets for Machu Picchu

    included??

    Every of our travel packages to Machu Picchu INCLUDES the tickets to Machu Picchu this is valid for all tours from 1 day to pur tours of 11 days.

    Important: If the passenger wishes to enter the mountain of Huayna Picchu must coordinate with the company to see if there are available seats, the tickets for the mountain are quite limited only the entry to 400 people a day and are only available in certain Seasons of the year. That is why is highly recommended to book Huayna Picchu or Machu Picchu Mountain  2 or 3 months before the trek.

    Is there an age limit to make

    this trek?

    No. People of any age are suitable for the Short Inca Trail. Happy families or groups of friends walk step by step this adventure without problems.

    What is the means of payment to

    be able to reserve??

    We have several payment methods. You can pay through a Bank transfer, Paypal, Payments for our Visa Online system, or also Master Card.