Enjoy a great travel experience knowing the Sacred Valley of the Incas and one of the 7 Wonders of the Modern World in a short time; You only need 3 days to do this tour alone, with your couple, family, and/or friends. Discover the unique landscapes and experiences through the Sacred Valley to Machu Picchu the experience of a walk through the original Inca Trail. This Inca Trail 3 days tour with Sacred Valley was created especially for you, offering the possibility of combining a traditional walk with an adventure, this links the famous Sacred Valley of the Incas and the Short Inca Trail course towards one of the seven wonders of the modern world Machu Picchu. Combine 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 on two occasions: The first at sunset on the second day and the other at dawn on the third day. If you are interested in booking the Sacred Valley and Short Inca Trail to Machu Picchu, we suggest you make your reservation at least four months in advance. Since the tickets for this impressive tour to Machu Picchu have a restricted limit of people, the income sold per day is only 500 (divided into 200 spaces for tourists and 300 for porters). Come and discover the magic of Machu Picchu visiting the famous Sacred Valley of the Incas and walking through the Inca Trail that preserves even the beauty of those years of Inca apogee.
Sacred Valley tour
07:00 We pick you up from your 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 archeological 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 at 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 walk 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 at Ollantaytambo and tourist transportation to Cusco
22:00 Drop off in your hotel
The government has strictly limited the number of people allowed on the Inca Trail (permits are issued to about 200 walkers per day plus 300 porters, these 500 permits). We recommend making a trekking reservation as soon as possible, it is recommended 4 months in advance. It is recommended to book the Inca Trail to Machu Picchu 3 days in advance, before booking plane tickets and hotels, as there are limited places to reserve the Inca Trail in PERU RAIL (train ticket)
We will pick you up at your hotel at 8:00 a.m. To take you to the bus station. Then we will begin our journey going through the Sacred Valley of the Incas. 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 their families. Then we will head towards the archaeological complex of Pisaq, which offers breathtaking landscapes throughout the 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 only need to inform 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 fountains, 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.
The Short Inca Trail tour to Machu Picchu starts from pick-up at your hotel (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 of Short Inca Trail). The train trip lasts an hour and a half, in this tour you will be able to 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 with the uphill walk 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 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.
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 pm 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.
We recommend that you take only what is necessary to enjoy your trip and leave the rest of your things in the hotel.