This Sacred Valley to Inca Trail 3 days tour was created especially for you, offers the possibility of combining a traditional guide tour of the Sacred Valley with an adventure hike, this links the famous Sacred Valley of the Incas and the 2 day Inca Trail course towards one of the seven wonders of the modern world Machu Picchu.
This tour combines the beauty of the Sacred Valley of the Incas with the Inca Trail to Machu Picchu 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.
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, as a couple, with your family and / or friends and this hike to Machu Picchu is cheapest..
Sustainable Tourism: At Tierras Vivas, we are happy to promote and practice sustainable tourism by being eco-friendly and supporting local communities
Service Level: Comfortable, tourist-class accommodation, tourist-class train, and private transport.
Physical Rating: 2 - Moderate - Some low-altitude hikes, but accessible to most healthy travellers
Age Requirement: 4+. Please note: all participants under the age of 18 must be accompanied by an adult.
Tickets & Permits: It is included the Inca Trail permits and Machu Picchu ticket in your hike
Tour Operator: Tierras Vivas travel
Crew: A professional Tour Guide on the Sacred Valley and Inca Trail.
Meals: 2x breakfast, 2x lunch, 1x dinner.
Transportation: Transportation by private van, 2x train (Expedition train).
Accommodation: Hotel (2 night). Ollantaytambo: Orquidea Ollantaytambo Hotel and Machu Picchu: Wiracocha Hotel, Retama Inn Machu Picchu. Once booked, our booking department will confirm your accommodation. If you would like to upgrade your hotel, visit our website ESSENTIAL INFO on the page.
07:20 We pick you up from your hotel
08:00 Start the Sacred Valley Tour
09:00 Explore the Pisac market by yourself or in the group
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
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
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)
18:30 Return train to Ollantaytambo
20:20 Arrived to Ollantaytambo and tourist transportation to Cusco
22:00 Drop off in your hotel
Departure Point: Cusco - We pick you up from your hotel.
Departure Time: 08:00
Briefing Point: Our guide will visit your hotel 2 or 1 day before the trek
Briefing Time: Between 17:00 - 18:00
Return Point: Cusco - Our driver will drop-off in your hotel, hostel or Airbnb department.
Starting Altitude: 3345 00m / 10974ft.
Highest Altitude: 2330m / 7644.35ft.
Inca Trail Walking Distance - 16 km / 7.46 miles
We will pick you up at your hotel / hostel at 8:20 am to head to 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 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 the Sacred Valley tour, we will transfer you to your hostel where you will spend the night and rest.
The 2 day hike to Machu Picchu starts from pick-up at your hostel (6:00 am approx.) to go to the train station where you will board the train that leaves from Ollantaytambo train station towards Km 104 ( start of our walk). 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 (Puerta del Sol) 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.
In the morning we will go to the bus station to take the tourist bus heading to the Machu Picchu Sanctuary (400 meters uphill along a zig zag path), after 30 minutes we will arrive at the incredible wonder of the world "Machu Picchu" also known as" The Lost City of the Incas ".
Upon arrival in Machu Picchu, we will show you the entrance tickets, then start with the tour in Machu Picchu, this lasts more than two hours throughout the Inca citadel, we will visit the main places like: the Plaza Mayor, the Temple of the Sun, the Sacred Solar Clock known as the "Intiwatana", the royal quarters, the Temple of the Three Windows, the temple of the Condor among many other attractions that has the wonder of "Machu Picchu". At the end of the guided tour you will be given free time to take a walk around the citadel.
In the afternoon you will return to the town of Aguas Calientes, where you will have free time to enjoy your lunch (lunch is on your own). After lunch, we will take a train back to Cusco.
For the first day of the tour we will reserve the hotel " ", and for the second day we will reserve the the hotel "Mapi Seven Machu Picchu" or "Sol de Los Andes", both hotels offer double rooms with private bathrooms, comfortable beds, hot water for the bathroom, Wi-Fi and breakfast. Also, it includes the breakfast and a hot beverages for free.
During the 2 day hike to Machu Picchu tour, we request the hotels to get ready for your arrival time, especially if you arrive prior to standard check-in time. Nevertheless, this is not always possible. In this case, you just store your luggage in that hotel storage room and you can explore around your new destination in between. We recommend the early booking of single supplements and of pre / post-tour accommodation. Single accommodation can be arranged for a supplement, subject to availability. Please request this at the time of booking.
The type of train that we usually use for the end of your trek to Machu Picchu is the Expedition train that leaves Aguas Calientes heading to Ollantaytambo at 6:20 p.m. If you prefer another type of train and schedule we can reserve the one that leaves earlier for an additional cost of $ 25 per person, the hours to choose are 2:55 or 4:35 p.m. depending on the availability of the spaces. If you are interested we also offer the option to change your Expedition train return for the Vistadome for an additional cost of $ 65 per person. Please, tell us your preference when making your reservation. It is important that you know that none of the trains mentioned above go directly to Cusco, trains only arrive at Ollantaytambo or Poroy stations. In any case, we will always guarantee a return bus to Cusco.