This three day journey to the Sacred Valley & Short Inca Trail with Camping 3 Days is the highly recommended to explore the Sacred Valley of the Incas as well as short hiking to Machu Picchu. We will show you the most scenic Inca sites of the sacred valley. You will experience the green and lush cloud forest and impressive agricultural terraces, temples and ritual water fountains. You will follow the sacred path of the Incas passing through the incredible sun gate to catch your first glimpse of the stunning Machu Picchu.
This Sacred Valley & Short Inca Trail with Camping 3 Day give you to enjoy twice Machu Picchu and was designed especially for the traveller who does not have enough time to complete the classic four day trek but who still wants to experience small portion of the beautiful Inca trail to Machu Picchu.
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Our day start by taking in some amazing city views from underneath the iconic white statue of Christ overlooking Cusco. We then bid farewell to this beautiful city and continue on into the Sacred Valley by bus. Our first stop will be in the local village of Corao. Here we learn from the local women all about their traditions, weaving techniques and in particular how they get the various coloured dyes from natural sources. In our free time we meet some of the youngest (and cutest!) members of the village community, feed some llamas and have the option of some retail therapy with many handmade textile products on offer.
Following this we pay a quick visit to a guinea pig farm as well as a chance to sample traditional empanadas hot from the oven. We then continue on to a guided tour of the Pisac ruins and take in the views of lush green valleys, mountain peaks and farming terraces from this Incan hilltop citadel. Next we stop for lunch in the Urubamba city restaurant, which is set within the beautiful surroundings of the valley. A multi-course menu allowing us to sample a variety of tasty traditional Peruvian dishes and drinks including purple chicha morada and traditional coca tea is on offer. We continue on to a guided tour of Ollantaytambo where we explore the local ruins.before arriving at our accommodation for the night.
We pick you up early in the morning from your hotel to take you by private bus to Ollanatytambo. Here we board our train to Km 104, which takes approximately 1 hour 45 minutes. This is the beginning of the 2 day Inca Trail Trek Machu Pichu. The hike follows the Urubamba river for several minutes before we stop to see our first Inca site of Chachabamba. After this we start our journey uphill through beautiful tropical lush forest to the next Inca site Winayhuayna, following this we stop for lunch. Our next stop after following a gentle up and down route is the Sun Gate. From here we can appreciate the impressive view of Machu Picchu. We will have the opportunity to take some photos before continuing down to the Machu Picchu Incan site. We then get a bus to puente ruinas which is where we will stay for the night in tent.
Walking Distance: 12km / 5 miles (approx. 7 hrs)
Starting Elevation: 2200 m / 7231 ft
Highest Elevation: 2700m / 8543 ft
Difficulty: Moderate / Challenging
Meals Included: Lunch, Dinner, brekfast
We awake early this morning to catch our first bus at 5:30am from Aguas Calientes town to the Machu Picchu Inca site. Here we are given a guided tour of the enigmatic wonder of Machu Picchu with our professional tour guide for 2 hours 30 minutes. You will then have plenty of time to explore Machu Picchu by yourself before getting a bus back to Aguas Calientes town. We then board the train to Ollantaytambo after which we continue our journey back to Cusco.
NOTE: If you have extra energy you can hike up to Huayna Picchu mountain (2720m /8890ft). It takes approxiamately 1 hour 20 minutes up and down. Alternatively you can hike up Machu Picchu mounatin 2900m/9100ft) which takes 2 hours 30 minutes up and down. THIS OPTIONAL HIKE COSTS AN EXTRE FEE OF $70 US
Walking Distance: Bus
Starting Elevation: 2115m / 6853 ft
Highest Elevation: 2115 m/ 7231 ft
Meals Included: Breakfast
Private Group Price
Important: Price includes up to 7 kilos of your personal belongings to be carried by the mules (NO need of extra Porter hire!).
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Student rate: In order to obtain this discount you must have a valid ISIC card. It is important you scan and e-mail this to us at the time of booking and that it is valid on the date you are booked on the Inca Trail / Alternative trek (you will need to show the real ISIC card http://www.isiccard.com upon your arrival here in Cusco and in Machu Picchu).