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Inca trail Tour & Sacred Valley

Inca Trail Tour Sacred Valley is the best adventure tour package to explore the city of Cusco; and the national park of Machu Picchu including the Classic Inca Trail; it offers a fascinating combination of the region’s archaeological and cultural treasures. In this tour, you’ll visit the city of Cusco; retrace the steps of the Incas on the four-day trek along the Inca Trail to Machu Picchu where you’ll visit the mysterious Inca Temples along the trail and the unique mountain scenery; the last day, you’ll explore the stunning Machu Picchu.

The starting point of Inca Trail Tour Sacred Valley  is the city of Cusco which you can reach by flight from Lima the capital of Peru (1 hour). Then we drive through the sacred valley of the Incas visiting the picturesque villages of Pisaq and Ollantaytambo; then we commence the Inca trail surrounded by splendid views and Inca ruins along the trail.

The elevation reach over 4,000 meter so it’s important to be well acclimatized to the altitude. The Inca Trail Tour Sacred Valley starts at an altitude of 3,400 meters, descends to 2,800 meters (Ollantyatmbo town), then climb to 4,200 meters (the highest pass of the Inca Trail) and ends at 2,400meters (Machu Picchu). Weather along the trek is quite warm except in December and January. Snow is not expected. The trail is very much used by trekkers. We transport everything for the Inca trail which makes the walk interesting. The famous Machu Picchu can be seen from the sun gate. You will also have an opportunity for guided tour within Machu Picchu and a free time for further exploration.

The Inca Trail Tour Sacred Valley is perfect for those looking short trip, great pleases to visit and mix of history, culture tradition and delicious local cuisine.  Inca Trail Tour Sacred Valley is suited for everybody with no limitations (as long you love the walks in the nature); this tour is available all year around.

Inca Trail Tour Sacred Valley

The Inca ruins of Phuyupatamarka la cated at 3,800 masl on the way to Machu Picchu in Peru – Inca Trail Tour Sacred Valley

Facts

TIMING: 7 days and 6 nights.
STARTING POINT: Cusco airport.
ENDING POINT: Cusco airport.
AVAILABILITY: Throughout the year except February
MAXIMUM ELEVATION: 4,200 meters
ACCOMMODATION: Camping tents / Hotels
DISTANCE: 45 Km / 26 Miles
WHEN TO GO: The best time to visit is April through October, it’s the busy season (especially June to August), but it’s also the dry season.
ALTITUDE: 2680m/8817ft to 4200m/13818ft
DIFFICULTY: The trek is rated moderate; any reasonably fit person should be able to cover the route.

Description – Inca Trail Tour Sacred Valley

The seven-day Inca Trail Tour Sacred Valley is perfect for people looking experience the region’s archeological and cultural treasures in a short time. In this trip, you will explore the most beautiful region of South America: city of Cusco and the Inca Trail through the Peruvian Andes.

This tour begins visiting the city of Cusco and the nervy Inca ruins, then you will travel through the Sacred Valley of the Incas full-day you will be accompanied whit stunning mountain scenery. The trip also includes the Inca Trail and Machu Picchu Tour; on the Inca Trail everyone takes his own pace; this 45km of well-preserved stone paved trail will reward you with stunning landscape: above many snow mountains in below several valleys. The last day of the hike, we will get up very early to be in time for the sunrise at Machu Picchu and explore before the crowd arrives from Cusco at midday. We run our own treks, which ensure the fair treatment of our porters, the quality of the service and the equipment.

Inca Trail Tour Sacred Valley highlights

  • City of Cusco
  • Sacred Valley of the Incas
  • Inca Trail to Machu Picchu
  • Machu Picchu Tour

Brief Itinerary

Day 1: Arrival to Cusco

Arrival to Cusco at any time, however, we must know your flight details; our staff will wait for you in the airport of the city of Cusco. Today there is not planet activity so, if you arrive before noon, you can optimally do the guided city tour from 01:30 p.m to 06:30 p.m.

Day 2: Sacred Valley of the Incas

Today will be full day tour through the stunning valley where you can see agricultural places, picturesque towns, and local markets. You will learn Inca history from your guide while you visit the Inca ruins.

Days 3-6: Inca Trail to Machu Picchu

Hike four days the Inca Trail includes the tour within Machu Picchu; The guide will explain you Inca History while you visit the Inca ruins; the porters will carry everything for you; you must carry your daypack with snacks camera and drinkable water.

Day 7: Transfer out

After breakfast, you will be transported to the airport.

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Essential Faq’s

Deatiled Itinerary

day1

Arrival to Cusco

The Inca Trail Tour Sacred Valley begins once you arrive to Cusco at any time; however, we must know your flight details; our staff will wait for you in the airport of Cusco and will transfer you to the designated hotel. Today, there is not planet activity so, you can rest or wondering around and enjoy the city (optional the guided city tour in the afternoon); the city tour starts at 01:30 p.m; where you will have the opportunity to see the Cathedral located in the Main Square, the Qorikancha or Temple of the Sun of the Incas, the Fortress of Sacsayhuaman, Qenqo, Tambomachay and Pucapucara.

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Sacred Valley of the Incas: Cusco – Pisac – Calca – Ollantaytambo

Sacred Valley of the Incas is called also Urubamba Valley, it’s located near Cusco; the Sacred Valley is, where the agricultural cattlemen and beautiful towns were concentrated since Inca times. our tour begins at 08:30 a.m once we pick you up from the hotel and travel toward the stunning valley, which was an important cradle of food for the Incas; the Sacred Valley is a lush of agricultural region that continues to supply the city of Cusco with much of its production especially corn and vegetables. In this tour, you will visit the extraordinary Inca ruins of Pisac and the colourful artisan market where you can purchase some handicrafts directly from the producers; then, we’ll continue to Urubamba where you will enjoy the local cuisine then continue to Ollantaytambo.

The sacred valley tour finishes in the picturesque village of Ollantaytambo, where we will visit the Ollantaytambo Inca ruins which is known as the best surviving example of Inca urban planning and engineering. It is admired for its huge steep terraces guarding the Inca Fortress and for being one of the few places where the Spaniards lost a major battle during the conquest. Overnight here and you can purchase some items for the Inca Trail.

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Days 3 – 6: Inca Trail to Machu Picchu: Ollantaytambo – Pisqhakucho – Wiñayhuayna – Inti Punku – Machu Picchu – Cusco

Early breakfast and we’ll take the tourist bus for one hour to Km 82 or Pisqhakuchu; once we arrive, there we will meet our crew of porters and chef. With your passport in your hand we head to the check point and start the Inca Trail. The porters will carry the majority of the gear for the hike, so those passengers doing the hike only carry a small daypack with drinkable water, rain gear, snacks, and camera.

The “Inca Trail Tour” offers a fascinating combination of the region’s archaeological and cultural treasures; On the Inca trail everyone takes his own pace; the second day is the hardest because we’ll have to pass the highest point named dead woman pass (4,200 masl) and the third day is the most beautiful because the variety of landscape and the plenty of Inca ruins that we will visit. The last day, we will start very early to be in time for the sunrise in Machu Picchu and surrounding mountains and explore the Stunning Machu Picchu before the crowd arrives from Cusco at midday.

On the Inca Trail, we will pass several small Inca ruins, the first of which is Llactapata (up city) which contains a great Inca terraces with a magnificent irrigation system, also there are one hundred rooms where use to live the representative of the Inca. The second day climbs the long steep path to Warmiwañusca, or Dead Woman Pass. At 4,200 masl (14,000 ft) above sea level, this pass is the highest point of the trek. You also will see Runkuraqhay and Sayacmarka Inca ruins.

The second pass of the hike is at 4,000 masl where on clear days, you can enjoy superb views of the snow-capped Vilcabamba mountain range from which Salkantay Mountain (6,271 masl) is the highest; we also can see the dead woman pass. From the second pass, the trail goes through some beautiful cloud forest on the gentle climb to the third pass (3,600 masl), where you will hike through a well preserved and original Inca trail you will pass through a tunnel carved by the Incas; from the third pass, you’ll start a long descent through 3,200 steps down until WiñayWayna (Young Forever) camp; around the camp there is a magnificent Inca ruins with a grandiose terraced hillside site, with panoramic views of the valley below.

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On the final day of the hike we climb the steps to Inti Punku or the Sun Gate overlooking the peaks that surround Machu Picchu. When the morning is clear, you can see Machu Picchu below you. From here, we’ll continue 45 minutes down to Machu Picchu and start the tour within Machu Picchu.

NOTE: The passengers who are not able or nor interested in the hike of the Inca trail for spending 2 days in Cusco, and then travel by train to the picturesque town of “Aguas Calientes” with overnight. Next morning, you will take the bus up to Machu Picchu entrance and meet with the hikers at the ruins. If you decide not to do the hike, we need to know prior to your departure in order to obtain train tickets.

Distances of the Inca Trail:

Day 1: Km 82 to Llulluchapampa
  • Approximate distance: 15 km
  • Estimated hiking time: 7 – 8 hrs.
Day 2: Llulluchapampa – Chaquiccocha
  • Approximate distance: 15 km
  • Estimated hiking time: 7 – 8 hrs.
Day 3: Chaquiccocha – Wiñaywayna
  • Approximate distance: 10 km
  • Estimated hiking time: 5 hrs.
Day 4: Wiñaywayna to Intipunku (Sun Gate) – Machu Picchu
  • Approximate distance: 5 km
  • Estimated hiking time: 2 hrs.
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Day 7: Transfer out

After breakfast, you will be transported to the airport.

Inclusions

INCA TRAIL TOUR SACRED VALLEY INCLUDES

  • Transportation: transfer in/out airport/hotel/airport, private bus for the Sacred Valley Tour, the same bus will transfer you from Ollantaytambo to Km 82 (the starting point of the Inca Trail), bus down from Machu Picchu to the town of “Aguas Calientes”, tourist train expeditions class from “Aguas Calientes” to Ollantaytambo, transfer to your hotel.
  • Entrance Fee: For the Sacred Valley tour, Inca Trail and Machu Picchu.
  • Meals: All breakfasts in the hotels, delicious meals on the Inca trail prepared by professional chefs. Food includes pancakes, omelets, soups, fresh fruit, avocado, pasta, chicken, fish, meat, rice, all rich in carbohydrates and suitable for trekking, also hot drinks including coca leaf tea which is excellent for the altitude, teatime every day (tea, coffee, biscuits, popcorn), (3 breakfasts, 3 lunches, 3 dinners and 3 afternoon teas), we always offer a vegetarian option upon request, and we provide available boiled water each morning for your water bottles. As well food in the jungle lodge.
  • Guide & Porters: Licensed bilingual tour guide (2 guides over 8 people).
  • General Porters: For camping equipment, food and kitchen gears.
  • Extra Porter: To carry your personal items (6kg) in duffel bags that we provide. You must carry your daypack.
  • Camping Equipment: We provide brand new 4 season four people capacity tents for two people, Thermal-a-rest, dinning room tent, kitchen tent, toilet tent, seats, tables, tent for the guides and porters, kitchen gear and, warm clothes and life insurance for the porters.
  • Accommodations: Hotel based on double occupancy: 2 nights in Cusco ***Hotel, 1 night in Ollantaytambo; 3 nights in camping tents. If you would like a private room, there is an additional cost of US$20.00 per night.
  • Others: Local guide for permanent assistance.
  • First-aid kit, oxygen bottle.

WHAT IT DOES NOT INCLUDE

  • Lunch and dinner while you stay in the city of Cusco and town of “Aguas Calientes” (Machu Picchu); You must consider a budget from US$15 to US$25 for each meal.
  • Sleeping Bag: Can be rented in our office for US $20 for the entire trek.
  • Airport taxes and tips for the staff.

RECOMMENDED THINGS TO TAKE

For 7-day Inca Trail Tour Sacred Valley, you’ll need a sleeping bag (you can rent it at the “Sunrise Peru Trek” office), one litre of water, rain gear or poncho (plastic poncho can be purchased in Cusco), hiking boots (running shoes are not recommended), warm jacket or fleece, wind coat, T-shirts, shorts, long pants, sun hat, wool hat, flashlight, extra batteries, sun block, insect repellent, toilet paper, garbage bag, small towel, bathing suit (for hot springs), camera, extra film and extra batteries for your camera, binoculars, snacks (such as chocolates, energy bars), emergency money and walking sticks (optional) and personal things.

PAYMENT DETAILS:

For 7-day Inca Trail Tour Sacred Valley, we’ll require a non-refundable trek deposit of US$250 per person. The deposit can be sent by a WESTERN UNION or to our BANK ACCOUNT by money transfer. This is the fastest and most secure form of payment in Peru. The money transfer should be in the name of “SUNRISE PERU TREK TOUR OPERATOR E.I.R.L”. Once you arrive in Cusco, you must pay the remaining balance in cash prior to beginning your tour. We accept both US Dollars and Peruvian Soles (local currency).

IMPORTANT

For 7-day Inca Trail Tour Sacred Valley, on your arrival to Cusco will be a pre-trek talk (briefing) in your hotel.

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