For a great tour package which covers all Sacred Valley with all of its treasures to discovery and archeological sites, and the Short Inca Trail with Machu Picchu, at the end of your journey, this adventure hiking package is a great choice. Tucked under the tawny skirts of formidable foothills about 15kms/9.3 miles north of Cusco as the condor flies, via a narrow road and hairpin turns, the Sacred Valley holds its head high. The valley has long been the home of attractive colonial towns, isolated weaving villages, handicraft markets and lofty 10th and 11th century Inca Citadels of Pisac, Ollantaytambo and Urubamba. The Inca Trail to Machu Picchu is a stunning cultural show of Inca ruins, exotic side-by-side mountains, primitive lush vegetation and extraordinary ecological varieties.
We will start this day with a hotel pick up at 7:30am, our private van will drive you towards the Sacred Valley of the Incas, taking the direct route towards Pisac. We will drive towards the scenic outlook of Taray to enjoy a classic view of the Urubamba valley filled with crops that makes the mountains look like a colorful carpet. We continue our drive towards the archaeological site of Pisac, where you will see one of the biggest Incan cemetery with more than 2,000 tombs. There, we can admire the incredible farming terraces carved into the mountainside. We will explore an Incan tunnel and the religious area of this important citadel. We will spend more than 2 hours exploring this Incan citadel. Then, we head back towards the quaint market of Pisac to spend some time exploring and shopping. Afterwards, we will head towards Urubamba for lunch (lunch is not included within this package).
With a timeless charm, we visit the archeological site of Moray also known as The Greenhouses of the Incas, an evolutionary site of ecological experiments. There are different levels of terraces that are carved into a huge circular shape, which was excavated by the Incas. The terraces have varied microclimates depending on how deep into the site they go. They are thought to have been used by the Incas to discover optimal growing conditions for their crops.
We continue our journey towards the colonial town of Maras, ascending our hike downhill towards the pre-Incan salt mines. Thousands of saltpans have been used for salt extractions since before Incan times. A hot spring at the top of the valley, discharges a small stream of heavily salt laden water, which is diverted into saltpans and evaporated to produce salt, that is used for human and animal consumption. Finally, we drive to Ollantaytambo to explore the age old and bustling living Incan town and its massive Incan Ruins with a tour provided by our guide. You will spend the night at Glamping Peru Treks campsite in Ollantaytambo, ready to start the Inca Trail the next day.
Our second day starts off with much excitement ahead as we pick you up from your hotel at 5:30am. Then, drive you to the Ollantaytambo train station to catch the 6:10am Expedition Train. This will be a two hour train ride until you reach KM 104 (2,100m/6,927ft). This will be the beginning of our trek, where we cruise past the first checkpoint with ease. Afterwards, we initiate a moderate climb for three hours towards the chiseled remnants and remote archaeological site of Wiñay huayna (2,650m/8,747ft). As we view out with an open mind and heart, we embrace the spectacular plunging views of the Urubamba Canyon and the ethnic wonder of ancient Incan sites. We make our connection into the traditional four day Inca Trail. After being at one with this beautiful sight, we continue towards the Sun Gate (2,730m/9,007ft). Following the ancient remote footpath, we grasp onto our first spectacular view of Machu Picchu in all its brilliance and majestic monumentality. As we move closer towards the Citadel of Machu Picchu, you will feel the reasoning of its energetic vibration. Then, we take our bus to Aguas Calientes, where we spend the night in our hotel.
On your final surreal day, we will take the first bus to Machu Picchu archeological site, making sure we tour every nook and cranny of this New World Wonder and UNESCO World Cultural Heritage Site. The Citadel of the Incas, Machu Picchu, will be an unforgettable experience! Your guide will direct you through the energetic ruins and its diverse main streets. Then on your own, you can wander around the town square of the world’s spiritual center of esoteric wisdom, as well as, climb the intricately carved stairways made of stone. Alternatively, you can stay still and find peace within as you sit in the pure delight of the moment. Finally, climb Huayna Picchu to appreciate the beauty and magnificence of Machu Picchu and the valleys below.
If you wish to indulge in a few of the following activities on your own you can (not included in the price):
When you are ready, you will descend to Aguas Calientes, have a leisurely lunch on your own, and board the Expedition train at 4:22pm for the return trip to Cusco ,stopping at the Ollantaytambo Train Station, where you will catch our private van back to Cusco arriving at about 8:30pm
***The Sacred Valley & Short Inca Trail to Machu Picchu tour is available on any date that is best for you (except February when it is closed for maintenance). This trek still takes you into Machu Picchu by walking through the SUN GATE, you will get to explore some amazing Incan ruins along the way like Wiñay Wayna Incan site.
***The fantastic tour with Inca trail included is available on any date that will suit you – Join in with our group and get the best deals.
***All entrance fees are included and we operate our tours in small groups averaging 5 persons with a maximum of 8!
Glamping Peru Treks is a family owned travel agency and direct local tour operator based in Cusco with personal experience over many years of trekking. Glamping Peru Treks is a 1oo% Cusquenian Company without any shareholders.
Our dream as a locally based company is to create small personalized tours & treks strictly and only operated by local professional staff catering in PERSONALIZED and HIGH QUALITY SERVICE.
We take pride in having a reputation as being a RESPONSIBLE & SUSTAINABLE tour operator. Our staff are our extended family. We ensure they are supported financially by paying them a fair salary. We are proud of our team without them we wouldn’t be able to offer the best service and lifetime experiences to our clients.
In an effort to provide a more personalized service to our passengers, we at Glamping Peru Treks have a policy that our groups will not exceed 8 people. This fact, alone sets us apart from other companies that operate departures with bigger groups.
We are very proud of our guides! Highly professional, speaking fluent English ,very knowledgeable and passionate for Incan heritage and history. Our guides are dedicated to steady personal development and learning to ensure that you receive accurate and recognized theories in Incan and Andean culture. Fun loving, great sportsmen and well-educated, most of our guides holding degrees in Archaeology, Tourism, Botany, History or Anthropology.
Glamping Peru Treks have always believed that we should give back to the communities, we pass through during treks. Therefore, as part of our commitment in responsible tourism, we socially support and employ from these communities.
Glamping Peru Treks is proud to be able to support these beautiful people, not only in hiring them to become part of our team but go back to our grassroots so they can share with families. It makes us happy to have a holistic approach with our highland employees and their families!
Please read carefully the following information as it will help answer all of your questions about our services and Sacred Valley & Short Inca trail To Machu Picchu Package
You will be welcomed at Cusco airport and taken to your hotel, please ensure that you inform us of your flight details at least 14 days prior to your trek. Look out for our representative holding a board Glamping Peru Treks at the arrival terminal.
It will take place the night before the trek at 6pm at our office, which is located on Calle Santa Teresa Nº383 ; 303 (second floor), we are next to SUBWAY restaurant.
Of course! During the Sacred Valley & Short Inca trail To Machu Picchu Package your main luggage can be store at our office or at your hotel, both are free.
FIRST, to book your Sacred Valley & Short Inca trail Machu Picchu, we need you to fill out our booking form by clicking on BOOK NOW on our homepage or click here the link BOOK NOW.
Please be ready with the following information (FROM EACH PARTICIPANT in your group). We cannot purchase an Inca trail permit, entrance to Machu Picchu or the train without the following information:
SECOND, we require a deposit of $211.00 USD per person ,in order, to purchase your Inca Trail permit, entrance to Machu Picchu and train ticket. You can make you deposit by clicking on the VISA or PAYPAL symbols on the top of our home page, or you can click on the VISA or PAYPAL symbols on our booking page.
It would be greatly appreciated if you pay in cash at our office (we accept US dollars or Peruvian soles) in Cusco. We have many ATMs within the historical center to withdraw money. You can also pay by VISA or PAYPAL online but you will have to pay a 5.5% service charge, charged by VISA and PAYPAL. To pay your balance through PAYPAL, you need to log into your PAYPAL account using our email address of firstname.lastname@example.org.
Unfortunately, the answer is No. Once the Inca Trail permits and other site tickets have been bought, the government does not allow any changes so we can’t change the departure date after the permits/tickets have been bought. Permits/Tickets are also not transferable or refundable. If you cancel your Sacred Valley & Short Inca trail Machu Picchu, the deposit is not refundable at all!
Yes! You have to bring your original passport as it is very important, in order, to gain entry onto the Inca Trail, Machu picchu and other sites. It must be the original passport that you have used to book with us from the start.
In case, you are renewing your passport or changing your name, go ahead and send us your old passport information to secure your permit and we can change it when you get your new passport number or updated your name for a fee of $25 USD per person. We must have a copy of your old and new passport to make the change.
If you do not wish to pay this fee, you will need to bring both your old and new passports to Peru with you. You can enter Peru with your new passport but you will need to show both passports, old and new to enter into Machu Picchu and other sites. If you do not have both, you will not be allowed to enter into these amazing sites.
The weather is very unpredictable and it’s difficult to foresee. We recommend to always dress in layers as it is more easier to adjust to the different climates.
If you’re happy with the services provided, a tip – though not compulsory – is appreciated. While it may not be customary, it’s of great significance for the people who will take care of you during the tour. It inspires excellent service and is an entrenched feature of the tourism industry across many Glamping Peru Treks destinations. Of course, you are free to tip as much as you feel, depending on your perception of the quality and the length of your tour. Remember, a tip is not compulsory and should only be given when you receive excellent service.
Yes, we are a local, sustainable & responsible tourism operator that incorporates universal principles of tourism: protect the environment and benefit the local communities by respecting their culture and religion. With this in mind, we have trained all our local staff to know and understand, respect the places and the local people.