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Sacred Valley and Inca Trail

3 Days

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3 Days / 2 Nights

Our 3-Day Sacred Valley and Inca Trail via the famous Sungate trek is ideal for those who don’t have much time (3 days) but still like to explore part of the Inca Trail. This trek goes via the Sacred Valley and takes you to Machu Picchu hiking through the famous Sun Gate.

The Sacred Valley of the Incas or Willka Qhichwa in our local Quechua language is also known as the Urubamba Valley. The Valley is located about 40kms north of Cusco. In Spanish colonialists referred to it as the “Valley of Yucay.”

We join the Inca Trail at a place called KM104 and hike all the way to Machu Picchu.

Like our 3-Day Sacred Valley and Inca Trail via the famous Sungate trek? Great, please also check our our hikes such as the Salkantay and Inca Trail to Machu Picchu and Short Inca Trail to Machu Picchu.

Hike Peru is a 100% Peruvian business run by 3 Cusco brothers, Rolando, Edwin and Nilton. Hike Peru is affiliated with Hike Peru (Aus), and Australian-based business which provides email and phone support to anyone who’s interested in hiking the beautiful region of Cusco and Machu Picchu.

Itinerary

Day 1 Cusco Pickup :

  • We pick you up from your hotel at 7:30 AM in the morning.

6 hours
Lunch, Dinner
Day 1 Cusco to Urubamba :

  • We drive towards Pisac and have breakfast on the way.
  • We stop at the Taray which has spectacular views.
  • We continue our drive and visit the citadel of Pisac where you can see 3,000 Inca tombs which are located in a canyon wall.
  • After visiting the citadel, we drive to downtown Pisac and explore the colourful Peruvian markets.
  • Next we head to Urubamba where we will stop for lunch.

11 hours
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 1 Urubamba to Ollantaytambo :

  • After lunch we visit the salt mines at Maras.
  • Next we visit the Inca agriculture laboratory at Moray and learn how the Incas were experts in agriculture.
  • Finally we go to Ollantaytambo and drop you off at your hotel where you can rest and enjoy delicious dinner.
  • You will plenty of time to explore the beautiful town of Ollantaytambo before finally visiting Machu Picchu the next day.

Day 3 Ollantaytambo to Cusco :

  • Wake up early and enjoy a beautiful healthy breakfast in your hotel.
  • We take the train to KM104 where we start our hike to Machu Picchu (~3 hrs).
  • At Wiñay Wayna we have a break for a picnic lunch.
  • After lunch we continue our hike to the famous Sun Gate (~2 hrs) where you get to see Machu Picchu for the first time.
  • Next we descent for about 1 hour towards Machu Picchu (but we won’t visit the actual citadel yet).
  • After  taking some photos, we take the bus down to Aguas Calientes.
  • At Aguas Calientes we take you to you hotel where you can have dinner and get a good rest before visiting Machu Picchu the next day.

Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day 3 Aguas Calientes to Cusco :

  • We either hike or take the bus up to Machu Picchu.
  • We explore one of the world’s most spectacular world heritage sites Machu Picchu (~2.5hrs).
  • Those who have booked Huayna Picchu can explore this magnificent site.
  • We take the bus back down to Aguas Calientes to get ready to take the train back to Ollantaytambo.
  • From Ollantaytambo we drive you back to your hotel in Cusco.

Breakfast

Inclusions / Exclusions

Inclusions

  • Pre-briefing session the night before the trek (location TBA)
  • Pick up from and drop oof to your hotel in Cusco
  • Professional and experienced Tour Guide(s) (English and Spanish speaking)
  • Train and Bus ticket(s)
  • Meals (optional vegetarian food with prior request)
  • Hotel in Aguas Calientes (incl. dinner and breakfast)
  • Inca trail tickets
  • Ticket for the Machu Picchu Citadel
  • Guided tour at Machu Picchu

Exclusions

  • Breakfast on the first day
  • Machu Picchu Mountain (can be booked at checkout)
  • Huayna Picchu Mountain (can be booked at checkout)
  • Extra porter to carry all your belongings (can be booked at checkout)
  • Sleeping bag(s) (can be booked at checkout)
  • Hiking poles (can be booked at checkout)
  • Dinner on the last day
  • Tips for our crew members (Guide, Chef, Porters)
Do I need insect repellent?

Yes, you should bring your own insect repellent in particular for mosquitos.

Should I prepare for altitude sickness?

Yes, before arriving in Cusco you should get altitude medication (unless told otherwise by your GP). Ideally, you should arrive n Cusco at least 24-48 hours before starting any treks at altitude.

Should I bring any anti-diarrhea tablets?

Yes, if you are taking any altitude sickness medication, you should bring anti-diarrhea tables (unless told otherwise by your GP).

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Personal Information

Checklist

Essentials

  • Passport
  • Small day pack (waterproof preferred)
  • Water storage (e.g. a 2-3L camelback)
  • Comfortable hiking boots with ankle support
  • Sleeping bag (can also be rented at checkout)
  • Headlamp
  • Rain protection (e.g. poncho, rain jacket, extra plastic bags especially in wet season

Clothing and footwear

  • 2-3 short sleeve and/or 1-2 long sleeve t-shirts
  • 2-3 pairs of hiking pants
  • 4 sets of trekking woolen socks
  • 1 fleece pullover
  • 1 warm, down jacke
  • 1 hat
  •  waterproof gloves
  • Leggings or thermal underwear
  • Sunglasses

Toiletries

  • Sweat Resistant Sunscreen
  • Toothbrush/toothpaste
  • Deodorant
  • Biodegradable Wet Wipes
  • Lip Balm
  • Toilet paper
  • Insect Spray/paste
  • Travel Towel
  • Hand Sanitizer
  • Dry Shampoo
  • First Aid Kit, including:
    • Blister Pads
    • Medicine for Altitudes Sickness
    • Anti-Diarrhea
    • Aspirin / Ibuprofen
    • Paracetamol
    • Rehydration sachets

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Sacred Valley and Inca Trail
From US$650
/ Adult
From US$650
/ Adolescent
From US$520
/ Child (20% Off)
  • 3399
  • Cusco
  • Apr - Oct (Dry Months)
  • Hiking
  • Breakfasts, Lunches, Dinners
  • English, Spanish
  • Moderate
  • 1-8
  • 1
  • 70

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