Discover the richest sacred valley and the mystery of the lost inca citadel in 2 days - 1 night

sacred valley of the incas is a unique valley of peru offering the best starting point for many adventurous outdoor activities including trekking and hiking trip along the amazing trails through beautiful countryside during all year.
two days trekking through the sacred valley of the incas and visit the mystery of the ancient inca city of machu picchu.
the trekking in the sacred valley is available for people don't have enough time to book or hike the classical 2 or 4 days inka trail to machu picchu. this is the stronger reason why inca path peru offer treks and camping in the sacred valley of the incas.
after 2005 the famous inca trail becomes more crowded and more expensive, hikers are becoming more adventurous and exploring alternatives great trails in the sacred valley.
the sacred valley offer colourful legends, myths are still alive and much of their infrastructure such as agricultural terraces and irrigation system, archaeological sites, fortress, sold villages and towns and churches still exist today.

inca path peru recommend to hikers lover to get outdoor and excercise their legs among spectacular mountain scenery in the sacred valley. the best season for trekking and hiking in the sacred valley is from may to december, when the trails are dry.

these 2 days alternative trek through sacred valley combine nice trek, train journey and complete guided tour of mystery of the ancient inca city of machu picchu, the lost city in the andean clouds. the tour includes over night in aguas calientes, the bottom town ofmachu picchu.
inca path peru invite to make reservation prior you arrive to peru.

DAY 1: CUSCO - CHINCHERO - MORAY - MARAS - OLLANTAYTAMBO - AGUAS CALIENTES

At 7am pick up from the hotel and travel with tour guide by private van chincheros, this transfer takes 50 minutes approximately, from the top you will see spectacular panoramic view of vilcanota mountain range.
first we drive to chincheros through nice countryside, visit the archaeological site, which display a great mixture of both inca and colonial buildings style. continue descending driving to moray, this a colonial town located in middle of nature, from here we started our trekking in the sacred valley of the incas. the trek will be through green hills and viewing amazing landscape of the mountain in the other side of urubamba river.
arrive to moray agricultural laboratory, the tour guide will takes you into these circular terraces and explain their function, which were built by the incas, were used as a seed-producing area for the principal crops of the empire, like potato and maize.
continue hiking through variety of crops grown by the local farmers we will arrive to a nice viewpoint, from where we have wonderful panoramic view of urubamba and ollantaytambo canyon. lunch will be served in middle of nature, our cook will prepare our country lunch.
two more hours hiking on the trail used by locals arrive to maras salineras, we spend some time on the salt pans, our guide will explain you how is the process to work the salt, who they transport the salt from the mine to maras.

after visit this amazing salt pans continue descending to the bottom of the sacred valley, along the way down we need to be ready to appreciate some andean birds such as hummingbirds, falcons and other type of birds.
after 5 or 6 hours and around 17km of nice trekking arrive to urubamba river and then we cross this river through hanging bridge. on the other side of the river will be waiting the van to pick up and drop us to ollantaytambo train station.

around 4pm aboard the train to aguas calientes, the bottom town of machu picchu. if time permit optional visit the thermal baths located next of town. overnight in a comfortable hotel with private bathroom and hot shower (l - d).

DAY 2: AGUAS CALIENTES - MACHUPICCHU - CUSCO

At 5am breakfast and half hour later aboard the first tourist bus to drop us to machu picchu main door, and to be the first visitors inside machu picchu archaeological site you will have complete guided tour of this spectacular and mystical place. the guided tour include walk through the different section such as urban, agriculture, and the religions zone was used by the inca culture. according with the time and your feeling you can coordinating with the tour guide climb to huayna picchu (young mountain) this climbing take around 1 hour to get the summit from where you can have the best view for photos of all machu picchu and of deep green canyon surrounding the sacred inca city. at according time descend to machu picchu and then free time to explorer on your own. at mentioned time aboard a tourist bus to descend to aguas calientes town. optional lunch will be in town and then we will aboard the backpacker train to ollantaytambo (sacred valley) and from here we take a private van to drop us to the hotel in cusco (b).

Included
  • private transfer from cusco to chinchero (1st day)
  • transfer from ollantaytambo to cusco (2nd day)
  • english-speaking tour guide (2 days)
  • 1 lunch in the sacred valley
  • 1 dinner en aguas calientes
  • 1 breakfast in aguas calientes
  • entrance fee to every archaeological sites, according the program (some tour operators don't include this ticket)
  • permit to climb the wayna picchu mountain (day 2)
  • train ticket ollantaytambo - aguas calientes - ollantaytambo (backpacker service; if you prefer to take better service of train let know us at the booking time)
  • hotel in aguas calientes (3* hotel with private bathroom and hot shower)
  • tourist bus up to machu picchu - aguas calientes (2nd day)
  • personal porter to carry your backpack during the trekking on the first day (private service only)
  • bottle of oxygen and first aid kit for all participants and our cam staff (private service only)
  • food and accommodation for our camp staff (guide and driver)

 

recommendation
if this is your first time going to the andes or high mountains we recommend getting information about the altitude sickness, see below some websites recommend by high mountain doctors and scientists from over the world.
ismm – international society for mountain medicine
medex – medical expeditions

tour schedule & cost 2012

date

tour

cost

any day
(all the year)

trekking through the sacred valley and machu picchu since $... usd per person

discover the richest sacred valley and the mystery of the lost inca citadel in 2 days - 1 night

backpacker service (join group)
1 to more participants $.. usd each 

private service (private guide/ van)
2 participants $..usd each 
3-4 participants $.. usd each
5 to more participants $... usd each

discount: $5 usd of discount for south american explorers club members
discount 3%: tour operators or travel agencies only
students: $5 usd of discount only with valid green isic card

organized groups: we offer private and any time departure

backpacker service group size: 8 participants per tour guide
private vip service group size: just participants, tour guide and camp staff

 we highly recommended to book this trek prior you arrive to peru

all prices stated above are subject to change.
exchange rate $1 usd = s/. 3.02 (rate may vary daily).

Not Include
  • optional bus down from machu picchu to aguas calientes on the first day ($9 usd)
  • optional entrance to the hot springs in aguas calientes ($4 usd)
  • towel can be hired for $1 usd at the hot spring - aguas calientes
  • alcoholic drinks
  • last day lunch is not included
  • breakfast on the first day
  • tips for guide and camp staff
  • personal porter to help you to carry your item cost $58 usd per day
What do you Need to Bring / Carry
  • backpack 45lt (day bacpkack)
  • rain jacket or poncho (december - april)
  • strong comfortable and waterproof footwear
  • one complete change of clothing (you can afford to carry more changes of clothing if you hire a personal porter, see options below)
  • sweater and jacket (something warm)
  • bottle of water during the trekking time
  • hat or cap to protect you from the sun
  • sun block (sun protection cream)
  • insect repellent
  • toiletries, towel and toilet paper
  • selection of small snacks, chocolate, dried fruit, biscuits, etc
  • camera, plenty of film and spare batteries
  • swimsuit (if you plan to hot springs at aguas calientes after the trek)
  • you also need to bring your original passport to aboard the train and enter to machu picchu
  • walking sticks or poles (rubber covers required in order to walk inside machu picchu).
SACRED VALLEY WEATHER

dry season (april - november)
day temperature 20ºc/25ºc
night temperature -1ºc/7ºc

wet season (december - march)
day temperature 17ºc/22ºc
night temperature 4ºc/10ºc

tourist ticket cusco
officially known as the boleto turistico general (btg) this ticket is valid for 10 days. it is sold at the instituto nacional de cultura (inc). the ticket allows you entry to the following sites:

  • religious art museum
  • regional history museum
  • sacsayhuaman
  • qenko
  • puca pucara
  • tambo machay
  • pisac
  • ollantaytambo
  • chinchero
  • plus a few other sites
  • this ticket does not include the koricancha-santo domingo complex - separate entrance fee of 10 soles (about $4 usd).

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