Explore Machu Picchu, Peru’s breathtaking scenery, and experience its rich culture on this unique 3-day trek through the beautiful Sacred Valley and magnificent Short Inca Trail.
Sacred Valley & Short Inca Trail 3 Day – Explore the enchanting Sacred Valley with the impressive ruins of Pisac and Ollantaytambo before entering the majestic Short Inca Trail. From the PUERTA DEL SOL – SUN GATE “Inti Punku,” see the magnificent ruins of Machu Picchu, the top of Huayna Picchu, the Putucusi, and the great Urubamba River.
Ditch your everyday routine and explore Peru’s stunning landscapes with Trek’s 3 Days Sacred Valley Tour and Short Inca Trail! Immerse yourself in ancient culture as you hike through lush valleys and trek on The Inca Trail to Machu Picchu. This trek will take you through stunning landscapes, past ancient ruins, and up to the iconic Machu Picchu. With expert guides to lead the way, you’ll have an unforgettable experience in one of the world’s most beautiful regions.
If you’re looking for an adventure that combines breathtaking scenery, ancient history, and physical challenge, look no further than the 3 Days Sacred Valley and Short Inca Trail in Peru.
This tour is the perfect combination of history, culture, and adventure. You’ll start by exploring the Sacred Valley of the Incas, visiting ancient ruins, and learning about the Inca civilization. Then, you’ll embark on a two-day trek along the Short Inca Trail, which offers stunning views of the Andes Mountains and the famous Machu Picchu. Along the way, you’ll stay overnight at Ollantaytambo and Machu Picchu Pueblo in a nice hotel and experience the beauty of the Peruvian wilderness.
Embarking on the Sacred Valley Tour plus the Short Inca Trail is a transformative experience that immerses you in the grandeur of the Andes and the ancient Inca civilization. Exploring the magnificent ruins, picturesque landscapes, and vibrant culture creates memories that last a lifetime. So, gear up for this once-in-a-lifetime adventure and discover the mystical heart of the Andes.
At 8:00, the trip begins towards the Inca Valley via TARAY. You explore the incredible ruins of Pisac, observing the imposing Inca construction along the Pisaq mountain. Walk through different Inca paths of Pisac to have unique, impressive panoramic views.
Continue the Inca Valley journey along the banks of the Urubamba River until you reach the ruins of Ollantaytambo. In the first instance, we will ascend the stone path to the top of the temple of the sun. Discover the incredible architecture carved by the Incas with anti-seismic angles. The monoliths of the Temples of the Sun amaze every explorer with the texture of their marvelous construction.
The journey begins in Cusco, the historic capital of the Inca Empire. Visitors can acclimate to the high altitude, explore the cobblestone streets, and admire the fusion of Inca and Spanish architecture.
Pisac welcomes travelers with its vibrant markets, offering an array of local handicrafts and artisanal goods. Don’t miss the impressive Pisac ruins perched high on a mountainside.
Ollantaytambo, an impeccably preserved Inca town, is a testament to the remarkable urban planning skills of the Incas. It also serves as the starting point for the Short Inca Trail.
A light walks
10 to 35 minutes
Pisac Ruins: 3,650m (11,650 ft)
Ollantaytambo: 2,851m (9,353 ft)
Urubamba: 2,880m (9,448 ft)
You’ll take a short train ride to KM 104, the starting point of the Short Inca Trail. After 01 hour and 40 minutes of travel, we reach kilometer 104 of the railway. We cross the suspension bridge to the other end of the Urubamba River. We show the official entry permits, original tickets, and passports at the checkpoint.
The trek begins with a moderate ascent to the archaeological site of Chachabamba. From there, the trail leads you through lush cloud forests, passing by stunning waterfalls and ancient Inca ruins. The trail then descends to Wiñay Wayna, another remarkable Inca site.
Throughout the trekking experience, there are incredible views of the Andes and the cloud forest of Machu Picchu Park.
The trail continues through dense vegetation and stone steps. As you approach the Sun Gate, be prepared to catch your first glimpse of the majestic Machu Picchu from a distance – a truly awe-inspiring moment! After taking in the panoramic views, descend to Machu Picchu and Aguas Calientes.
After an exhilarating hike, unwind in the cozy town of Aguas Calientes, nestled at the foot of Machu Picchu. Soak in the natural hot springs and replenish your energy for the grand finale.
11km (6.14 miles)
KM 104: 2,000m (6,560 ft)
Machu Picchu Ruins: 2,400m (7,874 ft)
Inti Pinku: 2,720m (8,920 ft)
In the morning, we board the bus service that takes us to the beautiful citadel of Machu Picchu to explore and visit it in a two-hour tour. We begin the excursion with the main view of the citadel and then start to descend, visiting different areas, temples, and everything that makes up the civilized town of the Incas.
We will have enough time to take photos and videos to take home as souvenirs and upload them to the social networks of each explorer. In the afternoon, we will return to the city of Cusco by train and then by private transport; we will leave it at the door of your hotel.
At last, the long-awaited moment arrives – exploring Machu Picchu, the jewel of Inca architecture. Roam the terraces, temples, and sacred sites as you unravel the mysteries of this UNESCO World Heritage Site.
Return to Cusco with a heart full of cherished memories as your Sacred Valley Tour and Short Inca Trail adventure conclude. Reflect on the incredible experiences and cultural insights gained during this soul-stirring Journey.
A light walk
2-hour guided tour
Machu Picchu Pueblo: 2,065m (6,774 ft)
Machu Picchu Ruins: 2,400m (7,874 ft)
Cusco: 3,350m (10,990 ft)
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Take your exploration of Peru to the next level with Trek’s 3 Days Sacred Valley and Short Inca Trail! Let us show you the mysteries and wonders of this ancient land.
The Inca Trail is considered one of the best engineering works of the Inca Empire that remains today. This network of roads spans 30 thousand kilometers, covering countries such as Peru, Bolivia, Chile, Argentina, Ecuador, and Colombia. Many sections were the basis for the construction of modern roads. Others are considered heritage-protected by the states. One of the most famous stretches is the 10 kilometers/ 6.2 miles route to Machu Picchu.
For this Sacred Valley & Short Inca Trail 3 Day, in Machu Picchu’s citadel, the weather during the day is warm, humid, and excellent at night. The adventure is enjoyable for all travelers, allowing them to walk more uncovered during their trip.
Temperature. – The temperature ranges between 12 and 24 degrees Celsius; although the whole area is rainy (about 1,955 mm per year), especially between November and March, the intensity of the rains alternates rapidly.
Rainy Season. – From December to March or April is the rainy season in Machu Picchu. April to November or December is the dry and sunny season, with a particular nuance in the spring month of September, with a spectacular subtropical forest landscape.
The rainy months concentrate approximately 80% of the annual rainfall volume, ranging from 1,600 to 2,300 millimeters. The average humidity is 77% during the dry months and 91% during the rainy months.
In the rainy season, from September to April, showers and drizzles are almost daily, followed by clear blue skies and intense sunshine. However, given its location in the Amazon rainforest. Rainfall is latent in any month of the year (even in the dry season, March to December.)
The landscape surrounding Machu Picchu
You can find archeological sites and monuments of high historical value in Machu Picchu, the Intihuatana, the Intipunku, the Temple of the 03 Windows, the Sacred Plaza, the Temple of the Condor, etc.
From the aerial view, Machu Picchu Inca city of Machu Picchu is shaped like the condor, the sacred bird of the Incas.
Machu Picchu has crossed two mountain ranges: the Urubamba and Vilcanota.
The Inca City was built on the ‘Vilcabamba batholith.’ The central mountains that surround it are Machu Picchu and Huayna Picchu.
Location of Machu Picchu
The Inca City is located within the so-called ‘Historic Sanctuary of Machu Picchu,’ which covers 35 thousand hectares (350 km2).
Machu Picchu is located in Aguas Calientes, province of Urubamba, department of Cusco in Peru.
Its coordinates are 13º 10′ 19″ and 13º 14′ 00′ (south latitude). It is also located at 72º 30′ 5″ and 72º 36′ 33″ (west latitude).
The dry season begins in May and typically ends in September or October. During these months, the Inca Trail is the best alternative since good weather allows you to appreciate the majestic valleys and beautiful mountains along the way without clouds or fog.
In other months, the rainfall increases.
We recommend that you make your reservation at least twelve months in advance because tickets for this incredible hike are sold out months in advance due to its great popularity.
In our experience working with travelers worldwide, many enthusiastic travelers have sadly tried to book a month in advance. We have told them there are no more spaces, so please follow our recommendation to book many months in advance.
Three hundred admission tickets are reserved for agency personnel, i.e., porters, cooks, helpers, porters, and other staff.
Two hundred admission tickets are available for sale to the general public.
According to the international classification on the level of difficulty of a hike, we have the following:
On the other hand, the Inca Trail is considered by travelers and experienced hikers with a degree of difficulty three because the Inca Trail route passes through various types of climates and different altitudes.
The maximum weight to carry on the Inca Trail is 5 kilograms. Taking into account this weight restriction for this route:
The most important thing is that the original ID card or Passport is valid and the document with which we made our reservation; otherwise, we will not be allowed to enter.
Kondor Path Tours recommends wearing boots one size larger than usual that are not new or have had some use, as wearing new boots can cause scrapes on the ankles or heel of the foot.
In 2000, the Peruvian government made it mandatory for travelers to enter the Inca Trail route through a tourist agency.
The highest point on the Inca Trail route is the so-called ‘pass of the dead woman’ or Warmihuañuska in Quechua, located 4,200 meters above sea level. It is good to know that the citadel of Machu Picchu, the final point of this unforgettable experience, is located at a much lower elevation (2,400 m.a.s.l.).
The entire Inca Trail is properly signposted, and the guides and tour operators are the first responsible for the care of the traveler during his Journey; however, this does not guarantee that travelers always follow the indications, and in some cases, accidents have occurred due to the imprudence of the visitor.
It is essential to consider that the physical condition of the traveler must be adequate, as well as having previously done two or three days of acclimatization in Cusco.
* Kondor Path Tours operates the Sacred Valley Short Inca Trail 3 Day 😊
Sacred Valley + Short Inca Trail 3 Days
|Number of persons||Price per person|
|1||$ 846.00 USD|
|2||$ 624.00 USD|
|3||$ 542.00 USD|
|4||$ 490.00 USD|
|5||$ 466.00 USD|
|6||$ 444.00 USD|
|7||$ 428.00 USD|
|8||$ 416.00 USD|
|9||$ 407.00 USD|
Explore Peru’s history and visit archaeological sites through Trek’s 3 Days Sacred Valley and Short Inca Trail Tour! Learn more about the culture and experience incredible views.
By PeruRail / PER PERSON
+ $35 Vistadome train (one way: OLLANTAYTAMBO – MACHUPICCHU) Outbound Journey
+ $55.00 Vistadome train (round trip: OLLANTAYTAMBO – MACHUPICCHU – POROY)
+ $65.00 Vistadome train (back and forth: OLLANTAYTAMBO – MACHUPICCHU – OLLANTAYTAMBO) + Transfer to Cusco from Ollantaytambo
+ $445.00 Hiram Bingham train (Train MACHUPICCHU – POROY) Inbound Journey
+$75 Huayna Picchu
+$60 RE-ENTRY TO MACHU PICCHU
This applies to the following services
Machu Picchu Fee
Sacred Valley & Inca Trail 3 Days Student discounts of $ 30 off per person
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