Day 1: CUSCO CITY TOUR
Highlight of the day: ENYOY THE MAGICAL CAPITAL OF THE INCAS .
Upon your arrival in Cusco, you will be greeted by our representative and transferred to your hotel. There you will receive a short briefing and will have time in the morning to acclimate to the altitude.
In the afternoon, our trek leader will impart to you the local knowledge and the history of our Imperial City of Cusco. Continuing on, you will visit the Santo Domingo Convent built over the “Koricancha”, an ancient Inca Palace and the main worship center of the Sun God.
Our tour continues to the unmatched and mesmerizing archaeological site of Sacsayhuaman (some pronounce it “Sexy-Women” lol) and it’s military Inca architecture that overshadows the city.
Finally, we explore the archaeological sites of Qenqo, Pucapucara, and Tambomachay, located in the northeast part of the city. Then, we’ll take you back to your hotel by early evening.
Day 2: CUSCO – PISAC – MORAY – SALT MINE – OLLANTAYTAMBO – AGUAS CALIENTES
Highlight of the day: Peru’s most popular tourist attraction traveling through and one of the seven wonders of the world..
Pick-up at your hotel in Cusco or Sacred Valley (7:00 a.m.). On the way to Pisac, we’ll do a quick stop at the lookouts for a breathtaking view of the Valley of Urubamba. Reaching Pisac, we’ll park at the heart of the town where there is a colorful marketplace and to enjoy free time to interact with the local artisans and purchase hand-made souvenirs for your loved ones back home. Then, onward to the archeological site of Pisac, perched in the safety of its mountain nest. Here you’ll take in the great and unique ancient tombs, terraces, watchtowers, and religious areas. Afterward, we will continue to the village of Urubamba for lunch.
Next stop, the Archeological site of Moray (a.k.a.) “The Greenhouse of the Incas”. You’ll be fascinated by this gigantic carved bowl. This evolutionary terrace allowed the Incas to optimize crop yield by comprehending the micro-climates (makes you wonder how much further in crop science they would have advanced if not interrupted by the Spaniard colonist).
After our visit to Moray, we move forward to the colonial town of Maras, ascending our downhill to the pre-Inca salt mine. A hot spring at the top of the valley discharges a small stream of heavily salt-laden water, which is diverted into salt pools and evaporated to produce natural salt that is used for human and animal consumption.
Finally, we drive to Ollantaytambo, where we have time to explore an age-old village. Then, we will take the train (7:00 p.m.) to Aguas Calientes where we will spend the night in our reserved hotel.
Day 3: AGUAS CALIENTES – MACHU PICCHU – CUSCO
Highlight of the day: Enjoy the majestic Inca site of Machu Picchu.
This 3rd day is the whole reason you came to Peru. You’ll need to start-off right – breakfast (5:00 a.m.) at the hotel. Afterward, you’ll board the bus to Machu Picchu, which will take approx. 25 minutes to reach (door open 6:00 a.m.). Please be sure to bring your original passport to show the Rangers (you can get a Machu Picchu seal on your passport).
Your guide will take you to the best places in Machu Picchu, while you enjoy the sunrise (depending on the weather).
Then you will have a two hour guided tour. Following, you’ll have an opportunity to explore Machu Picchu on your own.
- If you have reserved a visit to “HUAYNAPICHHU” (tickets $ 25.00 per person/limited to 400 per day – not included), you’ll begin your hike at 7:00 – 10:00 a.m., please coordinate with the Tour Guide for your visit depending on Municipality’s programmed time.
In the afternoon, you’ll catch the train to reach the City of Ollantaytambo. Upon arrival to Ollantaytambo, we will have transportation waiting to drive you back to your hotel in Cusco.
Note: Rangers don’t allow people to carry bags bigger than 25 liters when entering Machu Picchu
No trekking poles are allowed in Machu Picchu
Snacks and water are allowed – in bags.
• Pick up at your hotel.
• Entrances to the Inca Cities and all Archeological Sites
• Private transportation
• Round Trip Expedition Train Ollantaytambo – Aguas Calientes
• Hotel accommodation with breakfast in Ollantaytambo and Aguas Calientes
• Meals as indicated on the itinerary
• Roundtrip bus ticket Aguas Calientes – Machu Picchu
• Entrance fees to Machu Picchu
• Professional English & Spanish speaking guide
(tips for the staff)
Permits are needed for your chosen start date. Tour prices are based on the number of people in a group. Prices are valid from March 2022 through January 2023 All prices quoted are $USD
- 2-3 Trekkers: $400 per person
Important: Price includes up to 7 kilos of your personal belongings to be carried by the mules (NO need of extra Porter hire!).
- Student Discount 20$ dollars
- Those under 15 years will pay as a student: US$20.00
- Under 7 years Discount: US$35.00
Optional Extras (Need to Book in Advance):
- Machu Picchu Mountain climbing: USD 75.00 (Need to book in advance)
- Huayna Picchu Mountain climbing: USD 75.00 (Need to book in advance)
Trip Details Cusco Sacred Valley And Machu Picchu 3 Days
- Tour Name: Cusco Sacred Valley and Machu Picchu 3 Days
- Tour/Trek Duration: 3 Days/2 Nights
- Location/Terrain: Sacred valley and Machu Picchu
- Accommodation: beautiful campsites
- Acclimatization: Due to the high altitude, we recommend 2 days in Cusco before embarking on our Cusco Sacred Valley and Machu Picchu 3 Days tour
- Adventure Rating walking
- Activities: Cultural places
- Altitude: 2900m/9,139ft
- Departures: every day with 2 or more people
- Customizable: Yes!
What to Pack
As a Professional Direct Local Tour operator, we provide you with a duffle bag at your briefing and INCLUDE an extra porter who will carry up to 7 kgs or 14 pounds including your 2.5kg sleeping bag, mattress, and extra clothing.
- 2 t-shirts
- 2 hiking pants at least
- 4 sets of undergarments
- 3 sets of hiking socks
- Bathing Suit for the thermal waters
- Couple Fleece/ Thermals
- Warm clothes, down jacket — 2nd campsite temp around 3º Celcius.
- Waterproof gloves (even if they are ski gloves, take them)
- Comfortable shoes for camp
- Quickdry towel. We provide small ones, you might prefer something larger.
- A small bottle of soap: we provide warm water each day to wash.
- Battery Charger: No electricity along the trek
What To Bring
A small backpack or carry bag (larger not allowed on the train or in Machu Picchu)
• A change of clothing
• Comfortable shoes or runners
• Water to drink
• Rain jacket or poncho
• A fleece or jacket,
• Basic toiletries,
• Insect repellent for mosquitoes
• Hat for the sun
• Some extra money for lunch, snacks, and souvenirs
• Original passport (cannot enter Machu Picchu without it)
• ISIC Card if applicable.