Short Inca Trail 3 days + Sacred Valley
The Inca Trail is a popular hiking trail in Peru that leads to the ancient city of Machu Picchu. It typically takes 4 days to complete the trail, although there are also shorter 2-day options available for those who want a more condensed experience. The trail is known for its stunning scenery and rich cultural history, as it passes through a variety of landscapes and ruins of Inca settlements along the way.
Another option is the short Inca Trail 3 days including the Sacred Valley of the Incas.
Classic Inca Trail 2 days and 1 nights. It is one of the most important trekking routes in America, the best adventure in the world, you will find a most spectacular combination of history and natural beauty. You will know the ancient Inca trails and Machu Picchu (the modern wonder of the world). A fantastic visit.
The Sacred Valley of the Incas is located in the department of Cusco, Peru. It is a sacred place for the Incas and is known for its agricultural terraces, ancient ruins and impressive landscapes. Among the most outstanding ruins, Maras, Moray, Pisac and Ollantaytambo. It is also famous for its rich culture and traditions, as well as its local markets and handicrafts. It is one of the main tourist attractions in Peru and is an essential place to visit.
- The landscape is one of the main attractions of the Inca Trail, which includes panoramic views of mountains, valleys, rivers and jungles.
- Cultural heritage: the Inca Trail is a path steeped in history and culture, passing through ancient Inca cities, fortifications, suspension bridges, and other ruins.
- The Inca Trail passes through Andean towns and villages, providing the opportunity to interact with the local people and learn about their culture and way of life.
- Adventure: The Inca Trail is an exciting adventure that combines hiking, history, and culture.
- Machu Picchu: The end of the Inca Trail is the famous Machu Picchu, one of the most important and popular archaeological sites in the world.
WHY TRAVEL WITH US?
- We organize our trip differently from other tourism companies, and we offer at the request of the passengers, our groups usually spend a spectacular night.
- We are a company located in the town of Cusco, we provide our services in a punctual, responsible, reliable manner, during the trip, and at all times.
- Our work team is specially trained for the tourism area.
- Our tour guides are assigned by the company and have a professional title, and are always attentive when receiving.
- Your train schedule from Ollantaytambo to Machu Picchu round trip. We reserved for the time of 06:10 am, round trip at 2:55 pm.
- Our company Danzak Peru has permission to operate the Inca Trail assigned by the Peruvian government.
- If you like to visit Huayna Picchu or Montaña Picchu, it has another cost. We recommend you book 1 year in advance, because tickets are limited and can be finished in just one day .
Day 1: Cusco – Sacred Valley
Our tour starts from the archaeological site. It is an important place of Inca culture and contains ancient ruins that show the advanced architecture and technology of the Inca times. We end up at the archaeological site of Ollantaytambo and there we rest.
Day 2: km 104 – Winay Huayna – Aguas Calientes
It begins in the town of km 104, near Machu Picchu, and ends in the city of Cusco. Along the way, you can see Inca ruins, impressive landscapes, and Andean villages. After exploring. We will go down to Aguas Calientes and there you will spend the night in your hotel.
Day 3: Machu Picchu – Cusco
We woke up very early to get on the bus to the control and then we entered Machu Picchu, we will have time to explore. We will know the history of the Incas. And we return to Cusco, around 6:30 pm, you will be at your hotel.
To reserve the Inca trail. It is done 1 year in advance before the travel date. A deposit of $150 per person must be made.
DETAILS OF THE TRIP:
- Duration: 3 days / 2 nights
- Departure: Cusco – Ollantaytambo – km 104
- difficulty: moderate
- Season: March to January
- Distance: 12 km/7.5 miles
- Type: adventure
ITINERARY SACRED VALLEY + INCA TRAIL 3D/2N
Day 1: CUSCO – VALLE SAGRADO
We will pick you up around 07:00 hrs in the morning with our private van. Our first stop will be at the archaeological site of Pisac where you can see an immense Inca cemetery with more than 2000 tombs and learn about the incredible terraces used in agriculture during the Inca period. Then we head to the Urubamba valley where you will have a delicious lunch, we continue with our excursion until we reach the archaeological site of Maras Moray. This place has three amphitheater type terraces made by the Incas and used for agricultural production. Then we will visit the salt mines known as “the greenhouses of the Incas”, an ancient salt production center in pre-Inca times. Next, we will travel to the archaeological park where you will learn about the incredible architecture of the temple of the sun. After exploring, we will board our train to Aguas Calientes, where you will spend the night at the hotel designated by the agency.
- Difficult: easy
- Altitude: 3300 m/ 10826 pies
- Duration:8 hours
We take care of reserving your hotel in Ollantaytambo and there you will spend the night, and to continue as our trip.
DAY 2: CUSCO – KM 104 –WINAY HUAYNA – MACHU PICCHU – AGUAS CALIENTES
Our guide We pick you up together with private transportation from your hotel in Ollantaytambo at 05:30 am, and then we go to the town of Ollantaytambo. For all the travelers who make the short Inca trail of 2 days. We recommend you stay the day before in the sacred valley, in a hotel closest to the train station, you can now 1.5 hours from Cusco our Danzak Peru team will pick you up from anywhere.
From Cusco it is a trip of 1 hour and 30 minutes, to the Ollantaytambo train station, where we will board our train and travel to km 104 (chachabamba), once we arrive there and head towards the control of the Inca trail 2 days, keep in mind that you must take your passport to pass the control, there you will have time to prepare for the walk.
Our first stop will be at a site called Chachabamba, where your guide will explain about the history of the Incas and the Inca Trail, after exploring the famous Inca site, we will continue along the ancient roads, which was abandoned in the 16th century.
The short Inca trail hike lasts 4 hours until you reach Winay Huayna “the place that never gets old”, it is a beautiful place on the Inca trail, there you will have to explore an archaeological site with beautiful views of the Peruvian Andes. There you will have organic lunch, after enjoying lunch we continue our walk to Puerta del Sol (intipunku), you will be able to see the lost city of the Incas with beautiful views.
After having a nice experience we will go down by bus to the town of Aguas Calientes, where we will spend the night in our 3-star hotel,
- Difficult: moderate
- Duration: 8 hours
DAY 3: AGUAS CALIENTES – MACHU PICCHU – CUSCO
Our last day of the short Inca trail, after eating the delicious breakfast, our guide will go to your hotel to pick you up. Then we will board our bus to the control gate.
Once we pass the control, your guide will spend around 2 hours explaining about the highlights, the stories, mysteries and incredible Inca technology. Then you will have time to explore on your own or take additional hikes such as Huayna Picchu or Montaña Picchu; To enter you must book in advance. After exploring we will take the bus to Aguas Calientes, there you will have your lunch (not included). After enjoying, we will board our train back to Ollantaytambo, our private van will pick you up from the train station back to Cusco, you will be at your hotel around 06:30 in the afternoon.
- Difficult: easy
- Altitude: 2400 m/ 7874 pies.
- Duration:8 hours
WHAT IS INCLUDED?
- Informative meeting at 06:00 pm at your hotel.
- Professional tourist guide.
- Hotel in Machu Picchu.
- Entrance ticket to the Inca Trail 2 days
- Sacred valley ticket.
- Private transportation Cusco – Ollantaytambo – Cusco
- Ollanta Train – km 104 – Round trip.
- breakfast – Day 2.
- box lunch day 2.
- Bus down Day 1.
- Bus up and down.
- Oxygen bottle.
- First aid kit.
- Pick up from your hotel and drop off.
On a trekking hike we need poles with rubber tips, but they are optional. If it is recommended. In case you do not have it, they are available to rent with Danzak Peru.
- Lunch day 3
- first night dinner
- Trekking poles ($15)
- Huayna Picchu or Picchu Mountain; It is done next to Machu Picchu. It is a 45 minute hike to the top. You will do after your tour to Machu Picchu. Its cost is (65 dollars per person), to reserve your ticket, we recommend making your reservation 1 year in advance, because tickets are limited and can run out in up to 2 days.
WHAT FROM WEARING:
- Original passport (photocopy is not accepted), you must have your passport updated before your trip to Peru.
- Valid student card (if I book as a student), the original card must be issued by the university.
- Shoes for the walk, waterproof pants, jackets, rain jacket.
- Hiking backpack, 25 liter capacity.
- Change clothes such as poles, pants, to visit Machu Picchu.
- Hot waters, wear bathing clothes.
- Personal hygiene, toothbrushes and toothpaste, toilet paper, soap, mosquito repellent.
- Digital camera for photos.
- Bottled water in a squeeze bottle.
- Trekking sticks.
- Extra money.
- Personal medications.
- Rain Ponchos: A must wear in the rainy season.
The maximum access of 250 people or visitors is allowed for two days, with the entire team with cooks, porters, Visitor. No more visitors are allowed. Once you reach limited quantity, and you can make more reservations. If possible, it should be done 1 year in advance.
THINGS YOU NEED TO KNOW
- It is not recommended for pregnant people.
- It is not recommended for people who suffer from back pain.
- It is not recommended for people over 60 years of age.
- It is not recommended for people suffering from cardiac arrest.
- It is not wheelchair accessible.
- Make sure your trekking shoes are in good condition for walking.
- The walk is not difficult, but it takes getting used to walking.
- You have to book about 9 months in advance between the months of July to August, you can run out of tickets because they are limited, before leaving on your trip.
- Make sure you are used to walking.
- There are no departures or trips in February.
Strikes or roadblocks are constantly happening in Peru. And it may interrupt our walking trip and also the train service, transportation, cannot operate during the strike. but we will try to solve or look for another exit alternative.
If the strike or roadblock occurs on the day of your tour departure, we will take you to Aguas Calientes, one night before your trip. And you will spend the night in your 3-star hotel.
If the strike occurs the day your 2 day Inca trail trek ends, we will send you our van to the hydroelectric, therefore you will have to walk for approximately 2 hours from Aguas Calientes to the hydroelectric, then we will drive in our van for 7 hours to Cusco You will be at your hotel around 11:00 p.m.
RETURN BY TRAIN FROM MACHU PICCHU TO OLLANTAYTAMBO
There are several train options available for your round trip from Ollantaytambo to Aguas Calientes. These trains offer economy and business class services and feature comfortable seats, with panoramic views throughout the journey.
We use a one-way train schedule at 06:10 a.m., Ollantaytambo to km 104 and your return will be the next day at 2:55 p.m. from Machu Picchu to Ollantaytambo. This train schedule helps us to arrive early to your hotel.
THE WEATHER OF THE INCA TRAIL 3 DAYS
Inca Trail 2 is located in the Cusco region of Peru at an altitude of approximately 2700 m. The climate in this region is considered humid subtropical, with hot, humid summers and cool , humid winters, and Rainfall is common throughout the year, with a greater amount of rain during the summer months. It is important to wear comfortable and warm clothing and be prepared for sudden changes in the weather.
The climate of the Sacred Valley is temperate and humid. The average annual temperature is around 12°C (54°F) and varies between 5°C (41°F) and 20°C (68°F). Most of the rains fall between November to March, during the dry season, in the months of April to October, it is the most beautiful to visit the archaeological sites. It is important to mention that, due to its altitude, in some areas of the valley, the temperature can be quite cool, especially at night.
There is a briefing at 06:00 pm, one day before your trip and it will be at your hotel. It is very important for your output. If you cannot arrive at this time, you must coordinate with the Danzak Peru team by email. The informative section lasts approximately 30 to 40 minutes, you will meet with your guide and provide all the detailed information about your trip.
Short Inca Trail 3 days + Sacred Valley
Please, carefully fill out our RESERVATION FORM with your correct personal data.
FREQUENT ASK QUESTION
HOW TO BOOK WITH DANZAK PERU?
To reserve your 3-day Inca Trail + Sacred Valley, click on the RESERVE NOW button. Then select your departure or travel date, and fill in your personal information for each participant. The last one is the payment, you can do it with your credit card or debit card.
Once we have in our hands your permit for the Inca Trail. We will send you a confirmation that everything is 100% organized.
WHAT IS THE INCA TRAIL 3 DAYS?
The 2-day Inca Trail is a trek that takes place in Peru and consists of walking along part of the old path that the Incas built to communicate their different regions. This road crosses the Andes of Peru and offers impressive views of the landscapes, archaeological sites and historical buildings of the region, with a connection to Machu Picchu.
The Sacred Valley is located in the south of the country in the Cusco region. It was considered sacred by the Incas due to its agricultural and religious importance. The valley is surrounded by mountains and contains several important archaeological sites, such as Machu Picchu, which is considered one of the wonders of the world. The Incas built terraces and irrigation canals to cultivate agricultural products and it was also the Inca agricultural trade center. It is currently a popular tourist destination and a World Heritage Site.
CAN I LEAVE MY LUGGAGE AT YOUR OFFICE?
If you are during the 2 days short Inca trail trek to Machu Picchu, we can store your luggage in our office or you can also leave it at your hotel. To what is convenient and can only take what is necessary.
DO I NEED TO BRING MY PASSPORT?
Yes, it is very necessary that you must carry your original physical passport, at the control of the 2-day Inca trail, they will ask for your physical passport and also at the control of Machu Picchu.
PASSPORT NUMBER UPDATE
If you are renewing your passport, don't forget and send us by mail. In order to update your Inca trail permit. If in case you have your previous passport we can reserve your permit.
If your passport has already expired, you must update it immediately before your trip and send us to update your Inca trail permit 2 days.
WHAT MONTH IS GOOD TO VISIT?
The weather in Cusco has 2 seasons, dry season or rainy season of the year.
THE DRY SEASON:
It is a climate where there is no rain with blue skies during the day from April to October and is considered the best time to visit.
THE RAINY SEASON:
On the contrary, the rainy season runs from November to March. Which is not recommended to visit.
In the month of February, the entrance to the Inca trail is closed for maintenance, and the groups do not operate during the month.
HOW MANY KILOS SHOULD I CARRY ON THE INCA TRAIL?
There is no weight limit for you. You can carry a light or heavy weight, however, the carrier must not carry more than 20 kilos.
CAN I CHANGE THE DEPARTURE DATE AFTER BOOKING THE INCA TRAIL PERMIT?
It is not possible to change the date, according to the decree granted by the government. It is not allowed to change your Inca Trail entrance. However, you will pass several entrances, where your passport will be checked.
WHEN DOES THE INCA TRAIL CLOSE?
The 2-day short Inca trail is closed, the entire month of February. And no group is operated, for reasons of maintenance and landslides.
HOW ABOUT THE YOUTH DISCOUNT?
According to Peruvian law, you must be under 18 years of age. For the Inca Trail 2 days (if you are 18 years old or older, you must have your valid student card or card. And your card will be shown.
- All students from 11 to 18 years old have a discount of 25 USD.
- for children from 02 to 11 years have a discount of 30 USD.
All students must send us their student card, in order to make the reservation.
SHOULD I BRING CANES?
The trekking poles, It is very important for each person. It helps us from tiredness and also helps us hold on walks.
WHY IS THE INCA TRAIL 3 DAYS IMPORTANT?
The Inca Trail is an important part of the history and culture of Peru and was built by the Incas during the 15th century to communicate its different regions. Walking this path is a unique opportunity to learn more about the history and culture of the Incas and to see some of the most important archaeological sites in the region.
It offers stunning views of snow-capped peaks, green valleys. It is a unique opportunity to see the natural beauty of the region and to enjoy the unique flora and fauna of the Andes.
Walking the 3-day Inca Trail is a unique adventure experience that combines physical effort and contact with nature. It is an opportunity to disconnect from everyday life and to enjoy the tranquility and beauty of the place.
History and culture: It is an important place of the Inca culture and contains ancient ruins that show the advanced architecture and technology of the Inca times. The Sacred Valley is known for its impressive landscapes, including mountains, valleys, and rivers.
Local culture and tradition: The region is rich in culture and tradition, including local markets, crafts and festivals.
IS THE INCA TRAIL OF 3 DAYS DANGEROUS?
The 3-day Inca Trail is not dangerous in itself, but like any outdoor activity, it can present certain risks and it is important to be prepared. The weather in the Andes of Peru can be unpredictable and it is important to be prepared for different weather conditions. and it is important to be in good physical shape and wear appropriate clothing and footwear for the walk. It is also important to follow the instructions of the guides and not attempt the trek if you are not sure of the necessary skills.
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