Sacred valley and short Inca trail trek to Machu Picchu is one of the most fascinating journeys starting from Cusco finishing in UNESCO. World Heritage Site. Combines with cultural activities and hiking in the original Inca Trail in the cloud forest to Machu Picchu with outstanding views of Urubamba mountain range. highly recommended for those people or families who have limited travel time.
DAY 1: ARRIVAL TO CUSCO
Meet Peru Cusco Guide in the Airport of Cusco, please look for your Machu Picchu trails Guide holding a sign with your name on it. Our Guide will transfer you to your Hotel. We will help you to check-in. We will give you recommendations to walk around the city center. Considering today is your acclimatization day.
DAY 2: SACRED VALLEY SAQSAYHUAMAN, PISAQ, OLLANTAYTAMBO
Your private guide will collect you from your hotel. drive to the archeological site of Saqsayhuaman considered one of the most important temples in the Inca times after your visit you continue driving to Llama and Alpaca farm Awanacancha. Along this drive, you will stop in the beautiful viewpoints to see the amazing farming communities and the sacred valley, a large valley surrounded by Snowy peaks mountains, In the middle of the valley flows the Vilcanota or Urubamba River, which was very important during the Inca period for agricultural production until today. we use irrigation systems for the production of corn, potatoes, quinoa, and vegetables in this valley and is one of the sources of the Amazon River. Eventually, you will get to Pisaq archeological site where you will explore with your private guide. after you finish you will come down to the colonial town of Pisaq. Where you will explore the biggest local and handcraft make in the área. as well their specialty in this town is to make Empanadas. Type of bread. if you like you can try it after you will drive along this beautiful valley looking at the towns located on both side as well as traditional Guinea pig restaurants if you want to see and try it, let your Guide know to stop. As well you have a choice of recommendation to stop for lunch. After lunch, you will visit Ollantaytambo archeological site. considered the last Inca living town beautiful small hospitable town. Where you pass the night. 2800m.
DAY 3: KM 104 CHACHABAMBA, INTIPUNKU, MACHU PICCHU TO AGUAS CALIENTES
Our guide will pick you up from the hotel in Ollantaytambo and walk you for 10 minutes to the train station. here you will take the train for 1:20 hrs. following this beautiful valley and you will be able to enjoy the change of the landscape until you get to km 104. when you get to this place it checkpoints you will pass with park rangers, you will explore the first archeological site Chachabamba. From here you will start ascending the original Inca Trail for 3 hours until the Wiñayhuana Arquelogical site. where your guide will show you around this place. Then you will have a lunch break After you will continue hiking for one hour in this beautiful part of the Inca trail with a lush green forest and with a lot of exotic flowers like Orchideas until you get to the Sungate. The first view of Machu Picchu. Here you will have free time enjoying the view of Machu Picchu and Wayna Picchu mountain. After you will descend for 45 minutes to the citadel. Here you will have plenty of time to take your photos of this Beautiful and peaceful ancient city of the Incas. Depending on the weather conditions you will be able to see the Sunset of Machu Picchu. After your free time, we will go out of the citadel and take a bus for 30 minutes to Aguas Calientes Town to get to your Hotel. Your guide will give you detailed information for the next day.
DAY 4: EXPLORE MACHU PICCHU AFTERNOON BACK TO CUSCO
Your private guide will pick you at your hotel and bring you to the bus station to take the bus for 30 minutes to the entrance of Machu Picchu. You will enter the citadel and explore with your guide and depending on if you have a ticket for Wayna Picchu or Machu Picchu mountain you will be hiking these are optional and additional fees. After your visit to Machu Picchu, you will take the bus back to Aguas Calientes town have your own lunch. After your lunch, you will take the train back for 1:45h to Ollantaytambo after you will take private transportation to your Hotel. Cusco.