This Private Inca Trail Hike 3 Days is a perfect combination of culture and history where you can learn from the rich history of the ancestors and the indigenous people who still live in the sacred valley of the Incas
This trip take you through Short Inca Trail known as one of the routes most frequented by all travellers seeking adventure in a strictly protected ecological environment. This Trail is unique on the world, known for its natural environment where you can appreciate the most varied natural fauna and flora that will take you to an enigmatic world where you will appreciate the different ecological floors, adorned with imposing snow peaks Mountains, Inca complex such Chachabama, Winayhuayna, and rivers.
NOTA: if you want to experience 1 night camping you can request before to book your trek. see the info of Short Inca Trail with Camping , This version of the Hike includes one night camping at Puente Ruinas which below of Machu Picchu Mountain and two meals prepared by our gourmet chef.
Inca Trail Private 3 Days – Highlights
You will have thorough briefing with your guide 1 or 2 days before your trek. Your guide will meet you at your hotel and you can take this opportunity to ask questions and make any final preparations.
we will pick you up early from your hotel and then we will go to the sacred valley to start with our Sacred Valley Tour. our first stop will be at Pisac market where you will be able to appreciate the Inca texteleria and other crafts and then we will go to the Inca complex of Pisac to be able to appreciate the wonder of its architecture and its Inca terraces that still remain then we learn a Rich history of our ancestors that will be delevered by our local guide and then we will continue to our the lunch place to taste the Andean buffet which served on the sacred valley of Urubamba and then we will head on to Inca citadel of ollantaytambo where we will explore the majestic Inca city surrounded by its terraces and temples after exploring we will go to our hotel where you can take a short break.
Distance to walk: NO
Approximate walking time: BUS
WALKING DISTANCE: NO
LOW ELEVATION: 2950 m / 9477 ft
HIGHEST ELEVATION: 3450 m / 12,690 ft
DIFFICULTY: Moderate to Challenging
MEALS INCLUDED: Lunch,
The next day we will wake up early to go the train station which only 15 minutes from our hotel in Ollantaytambo and take the train to Kilometer (Km) 104, which takes about 1 hour. Km 104 is an unscheduled train stop so you will probably feel a twinge of satisfaction that the train is stopping especially for you – and by knowing you are about to see things that no one else will get to! At Km 104 we will get off the train and pass the Inca Trail checkpoint where we will see our first archaeological center called Chachabamba (2,170 m / 7,170 ft). These ruins were one of the last shelters that the Incas used before they reached Machu Picchu. This site was also used as a religious and administrative center, and features several buildings.
Then, we will gradually ascend for about 2-3 hours climbing Inca stone steps while our guide points out different flora and fauna along the trail. We will then pass a tall waterfall before arriving at the archaeological site called Wiñay Wayna at (2,650 m / 8,700 ft), which is named after an orchid and means Forever Young in Quechua. We will climb to the top of the ruins and enjoy lunch with an incredible view of the Urubamba River and the Sacred Valley. This large site sits on a mountainside and features experimental terraces that the Incas used to grow different crops. We will visit an important temple with 7 windows that was dedicated to the rainbow as well as observe the amazing engineering of water channels that still function today.
Once we finish our tour here, we will continue our hike for about 1 ½ hours on a part of the Inca Trail which is relatively flat, with small ascents and descents along the way. At about 5:00 pm we will reach the Sun Gate (2,720 m / 8,920 ft), which is called Intipunku in Quechua. This is where we will have our first view of Machu Picchu and from there we will head down to the ruins. From Machu Picchu, we take the bus to Aguas Calientes hotel
Meals: Box Lunch / Dinner
Accommodations: Camping at Puente Ruinas
Maximum altitude: 2,720 m / 8,920 ft
Minimum Altitude: 2,040 m / 6,691 ft
Distance to walk: 13 km / 8 miles
Approximate walking time: 5-6 hours
WALKING DISTANCE: 10 km / 7.45miles
STARTING ELEVATION: 3350 m / 12477 ft
HIGHEST ELEVATION: 3850 m / 12,690 ft
DIFFICULTY: Moderate to Challenging
MEALS INCLUDED: Breakfast,packing Lunch, Dinner
We will get up early and have a breakfast in the hotel Then we will catch the bus to Machu Picchu in Aguas Calientes. We will want to be at Machu Picchu by six AM to see the sunrise. Once we reach Machu Picchu you will be given a 2 hour walking tour of the site.
If you have elected to climb Huayna Picchu mountain (the price for this is not included in your tour price) you will begin the hike at 10 AM. If you are not climbing the mountain you will have free time to explore Machu Picchu before you return to Aguas Calientes by bus.
Upon arrival in Aguas Calientes, you will board the expedition train to ollantaytambo ( train station). From ollantaytambo you will travel by private van to Cusco and we will drop you off at your hotel. Arrival time in Cusco depends on the time of your train ticket.
Maximum altitude: 2,040 m/ 6,691 ft
Minimum altitude: 2,440 m/ 8,052 ft
The price for the Sacred Valley Tour & Short Inca Trail will change depend the size of the group but if you are group of family or friends more than 3 people ask for special price,
Group service price $ 640 per person
Private price $ 660 per person
Optional upgrade (Need to book in advance):