This Sacred Valley to Inca Trail 3 days combines a day of tour through the Sacred Valley and the 2 day Inca Trail to Machu Picchu. On this hike from Sacred Valley to Machu Picchu, you will enjoy the best that Cusco has to offer and you will walk part of the Inca Trail.
This Machu Picchu trek has a complete tour through the Sacred Valley of the Incas visiting the handicraft market of Pisaq, the archaeological sites of Pisaq, Urubamba Town, and the Ollantaytambo fortress. Spend a night in the small Inca city. The next day we start walking from km 104 to Aguas Calientes, where we will spend the night in our hotel chosen by our company. During the hiking on Inca Trail, we will appreciate the Inca sites such as Chachabamba, Wiñaywayna, Intipata, and Intipunku (Sungate). On the last day, we will finally visit the Inca citadel of Machu Picchu (the seventh wonder of the world). After enjoying these three days of travel we will return to the city of Cusco.
If you are interested in booking the Sacred Valley to Inca Trail tour, we suggest that you make your reservation in advance. Tickets for this impressive tour to Machu Picchu have a restricted limit of people, the income sold per day is only 200.
Sustainable Tourism: Inca Trail Machu is very keen and happy to promote and practice sustainable tourism by being eco-friendly and supporting local communities
Physical Activity: 2-Moderate to Difficult - Some points are high
Style Type: Trekking/Hiking, Natural, Cultural, Adventurous
Service Level: All Inclusive & Quality service
Age Requirement: 4+ Please note: all participants under the age of 18 must be accompanied by an adult.
Permits: It is included the Inca Trail permits and Machu Picchu Tickets, It is very important to separate permits in advance, this is the same process for the 4-day Inca Trail and is generally available with little notice.
Crew: Professional Tour Guide and an Inca Trail Machu representative who visits you at your hotel to brief you about the trail.
Meals: 2x breakfast, 1x lunch in the Sacred Valley, 1 box lunch in the Inca Trail, 1x dinner, and 1x Snack bag.
Accommodation: Hotel (2 nights)
Transportation: Transportation by private vehicle, 1x train round trip.
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
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 2 Day 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
04:00 Wake up, hiking to Machu Picchu
06:00 Guided tour of Machu Picchu
12:00 Return to Aguas Calientes town
14:30 Train return to Ollantaytambo
20:30 Arrived to Ollantaytambo and tourist transportation to Cusco
22:00 Drop off in your hotel
This breathtaking valley is renowned for its stunning natural landscapes, Inca ruins, and traditional indigenous villages. A typical Sacred Valley tour includes visits to several notable sites along the way. Here are some highlights you can expect to see:
Throughout the tour, you'll also have the opportunity to appreciate the picturesque landscapes of the Sacred Valley, characterized by lush green fields, winding rivers, and towering mountains. Many tours provide knowledgeable guides who share historical and cultural insights, enhancing your experience.
The Inca Trail to Sacred Valley tour starts from the city of Cusco at 7:00 a.m. We will pass by your hotel to pick you up in our mobility then we will start the tour of the 3 day 2 night machu picchu trek led by a professional guide and expert, throughout this day we will have stops at important points to visit archaeological sites and craft markets. Our first stop will be in the handicraft market of Pisaq to buy some souvenirs made by the local people (super comfortable price) then another short stop at the pisaq viewpoint to take some pictures of the Sacred Valley of the Incas and part of the mountain range white, continuing our journey to the archaeological site of Pisaq. Here we will have a tour with our guide for an average of 1 hour and 30 minutes, we will visit the most important sectors of this archaeological zone, religious sector conformed by temples, the urban sector, the Inca cemetery and finally the agricultural terraces.
Then will travel along the Sacred Valley of the Incas, passing through some typical towns such as, coya, calca, yucay and finally we will arrive at the capital of the Sacred Valley of the Incas: Urubamba. Here we will have an important stop to enjoy our lunch, the tourist restaurant offers the best presentations of typical dishes of the Cusco region.
After lunch, about 30 minutes away, we will visit the salt mines, close to the town of Maras, and then visit Moray, the agrarian experimentation center of the Incas. After the visit to this archaeological center we went to the town of Chinchero, where we can visit the colonial temple with interesting frescoes in the portico built on the foundations of an Inca building.
Then we continue for 30 minutes driving to the archaeological site of Ollantaytambo, where the town remains in its original splendor from the time of the Incas, we will also have the opportunity to visit the Inca fortress that was built by General Ollantay, we will travel through the religious, military and urban sector. as well as the temple of the sun, ceremonial fountains, collcas or barns (food storage) etc. After the guided tour in Ollantaytambo we will move to the hotel where we will spend the night and prepare to hike from Sacred Valley to Machu Picchu next day.
Wake up early, breakfast and prepared to start the Sacred Valley to Inca Trail trip. Walk to the Ollantaytambo´s railway station. There, we catch a train and continue until Km 104, where a checking point of the Inca Trail is located. We start the hike from Inca Trail to Machu Picchu between the Andean mountains and tropical forest. The first archaeological site we will visit is Chachabamba (2,200 m / 7,218 ft) located on the side of the Urubamba River and Wiñaywayna (2650 m / 8.696 ft) is at the top. Then we will go to the Intipunku (2,720 m / 8,924 ft) where we will have a panoramic view of Machu Picchu (2,490 m / 8,169 ft), you can also find a variety of flora and fauna as well as a variety of birds. The walk lasts approximately 6 to 7 hours until you reach the Sun Gate known as "Inti Punku", where you can get the first panoramic views of Machu Picchu.
After an early morning breakfast, we continue for about 2 hours up to the mysterious city of Machu Picchu that we enter for the early morning best photos opportunities. Then our tour guide shows us around the Incan city and explains us about its history and purposes. After the guided tour, we are given the opportunity to climb up for about 45 minutes to Huayna Picchu or Machu Picchu Mountain (peaks above Machu Picchu serving to take some panoramic pictures of the Inka city).
The 3 days 2 night Machu Picchu trek ends up with a train ride to Ollantaytambo (alternatively to Poroy), from where we are taken by van back to Cusco.
Here we explain you the important things you should not forget to bring for this Sacred Valley to Inca Trail tour:
When preparing for the short Inca Trail hike to Machu Picchu, there are several important things to keep in mind. Here are some key points to consider: