TREKKING THROUGH THE SACRED VALLEY AND MACHU PICCHU SINCE $635 USD Per Person
Discover The Richest Sacred Valley And The Mystery Of The Lost Inca Citadel In 2 Days - 1 Night
of the Incas is a unique valley of Peru
offering the best starting point for many adventurous outdoor activities including trekking
trip along the amazing trails through beautiful countryside during all year.
Two days trekking through the Sacred Valley
of the Incas and visit the mystery of the ancient Inca city of Machu Picchu
The trekking in the Sacred Valley is available for people don't have enough time to book or hike the classical 2 or 4 days Inka trail
to Machu Picchu
. This is the stronger reason why PERU ADVENTURE TOURS
offer treks and camping in the Sacred Valley
of the Incas.
After 2005 the famous Inca trail
becomes more crowded and more expensive, hikers are becoming more adventurous and exploring alternatives great trails in the Sacred Valley
The Sacred Valley
offer colourful legends, myths are still alive and much of their infrastructure such as agricultural terraces and irrigation system, archaeological sites, fortress, sold villages and towns and churches still exist today.
PERU ADVENTURE TOURS
recommend to hikers lover to get outdoor and excercise their legs among spectacular mountain scenery in the Sacred Valley
. The best season for trekking and hiking in the Sacred Valley
is from May to December, when the trails are dry.
These 2 days alternative trek through Sacred Valley
combine nice trek, train journey and complete guided tour of Mystery of the ancient Inca city of Machu Picchu
, the lost city in the Andean clouds. The tour includes over night in Aguas Calientes, the bottom town of Machu Picchu
PERU ADVENTURE TOURS
invite to make reservation prior you arrive to Peru
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SACRED VALLEY TREK ITINERARY
DAY 1: CUSCO - CHINCHERO - MORAY - MARAS - OLLANTAYTAMBO - AGUAS CALIENTES
At 7AM pick up from the hotel and travel with tour guide by private van Chincheros, this transfer takes 50 minutes approximately, from the top you will see spectacular panoramic view of Vilcanota Mountain range.
First we drive to Chincheros through nice countryside, visit the archaeological site, which display a great mixture of both Inca and Colonial buildings style. Continue descending driving to Moray, this a colonial town located in middle of nature, from here we started our trekking in the Sacred Valley of the Incas. The trek will be through green hills and viewing amazing landscape of the mountain in the other side of Urubamba River.
Arrive to Moray agricultural laboratory, the tour guide will takes you into these circular terraces and explain their function, which were built by the Incas, were used as a seed-producing area for the principal crops of the empire, like potato and maize.
Continue hiking through variety of crops grown by the local farmers we will arrive to a nice viewpoint, from where we have wonderful panoramic view of Urubamba and Ollantaytambo canyon. Lunch will be served in middle of nature, our cook will prepare our country lunch.
Two more hours hiking on the trail used by locals arrive to Maras Salineras, we spend some time on the salt pans, our guide will explain you how is the process to work the salt, who they transport the salt from the mine to Maras.
After visit this amazing salt pans continue descending to the bottom of the Sacred Valley, along the way down we need to be ready to appreciate some Andean birds such as hummingbirds, falcons and other type of birds.
After 5 or 6 hours and around 17km of nice trekking arrive to Urubamba River and then we cross this river through hanging bridge. On the other side of the river will be waiting the van to pick up and drop us to Ollantaytambo train station.
Around 4pm aboard the train to Aguas Calientes, the bottom town of Machu Picchu. If time permit OPTIONAL visit the thermal baths located next of town. Overnight in a comfortable hotel with private bathroom and hot shower (L - D).
DAY 2: AGUAS CALIENTES - MACHU PICCHU - CUSCO
At 5AM breakfast and half hour later aboard the first tourist bus to drop us to Machu Picchu main door, and to be the first visitors inside Machu Picchu archaeological site you will have complete guided tour of this spectacular and mystical place. The guided tour include walk through the different section such as urban, agriculture, and the religions zone was used by the Inca Culture. According withthe time and your feeling you can coordinating with the tour guide climb to Huayna Picchu (Young Mountain) this climbing take around 1 hour to get the summit from where you can have the best view for photos of all Machu Picchu and of deep green canyon surrounding the sacred Inca City. At according time descend to Machu Picchu and then free time to explorer on your own. At mentioned time aboard a tourist bus to descend to Aguas Calientes town. OPTIONAL lunch will be in town and then we will aboard the backpacker train to Ollantaytambo (Sacred Valley) and from here we take a private van to drop us to the hotel in Cusco (B).
SACRED VALLEY TREK INCLUDES
- Private transfer from Cusco to Chinchero (1 st day)
- Transfer from Ollantaytambo to Cusco (2nd day)
- English-Speaking tour guide (2 days)
- 1 lunch in the sacred valley
- 1 dinner en Aguas Calientes
- 1 breakfast in Aguas Calientes
- Entrance fee to every archaeological sites, according the program (some tour operators don't include this ticket)
- Permit to climb the Wayna Picchu Mountain (day 2)
- Train ticket Ollantaytambo - Aguas Calientes - Ollantaytambo (Backpacker service; if you prefer to take better service of train let know us at the booking time)
- Hotel in Aguas Calientes (3* hotel with private bathroom and hot shower)
- Tourist bus up to Machu Picchu - Aguas Calientes (2nd day)
- Personal porter to carry your backpack during the trekking on the first day (Private Service only)
- Bottle of oxygen and first aid kit for all participants and our cam staff (Private Service only)
- Food and accommodation for our camp staff (guide and driver)
|TOUR SCHEDULE & COST 2015
(all the year)
|TREKKING THROUGH THE SACRED VALLEY AND MACHU PICCHU SINCE $635 USD Per Person
Discover The Richest Sacred Valley And The Mystery Of The Lost Inca Citadel In 2 Days - 1 Night
|Backpacker Service (Join group)
1 to more participants $635 USD each
Private Service (Private guide/ Van)
2 participants $1335 USD each
3-4 participants $155 USD each
5 to more participants $873 USD each
|Discount: $5 USD of discount for South American Explorers Club Members
Discount 3%: Tour Operators or Travel Agencies Only
Students: $5 USD of discount only with valid green ISIC card
|Organized Groups: We offer private and any time departure
|Backpacker Service Group Size: 8 Participants per tour guide
Private VIP Service Group Size: Just participants, tour guide and camp staff
|BOOK HERE: We highly recommended to book this trek prior you arrive to Peru
All prices stated above are subject to change.
Exchange rate $1 USD = S/. 3.02 (rate may vary daily).
GROUP SERVICE & PRIVATE SERVICE
Booking group service includes to join up 12 or 15 participants - The Private Service includes more flexibility at depart time, during the trekking and personal guided tour in Machu Picchu and Wayna Picchu.
- Optional bus down from Machu Picchu to Aguas Calientes on the first day ($6 USD)
- Optional entrance to the hot springs in Aguas Calientes ($3 USD)
- Towel can be hired for $1 USD at the hot spring - Aguas Calientes
- Alcoholic drinks
- Last day lunch is not included
- Breakfast on the first day
- Tips for guide and camp staff
- Personal porter to help you to carry your item cost $58 USD per day
WHAT YOU NEED TO BRING/CARRY
- Backpack 45Lt (Day bacpkack)
- Rain jacket or poncho (December - April)
- Strong comfortable and waterproof footwear
- One complete change of clothing (you can afford to carry more changes of clothing if you hire a personal porter, see options below)
- Sweater and jacket (something warm)
- Bottle of water during the trekking time
- Hat or cap to protect you from the sun
- Sun block (sun protection cream)
- Insect repellent
- Toiletries, towel and toilet paper
- Selection of small snacks, chocolate, dried fruit, biscuits, etc
- Camera, plenty of film and spare batteries
- Swimsuit (if you plan to hot springs at Aguas Calientes after the trek)
- You also need to bring your original passport to aboard the train and enter to Machu Picchu
- Walking sticks or poles (rubber covers required in order to walk inside Machu Picchu).
This site is operated by PERU ADVENTURE TOURS a legally constituted company to the Peruvian government, which operates from offices in Arequipa and Cusco in Peru.
In accordance with the relevant statutory provisions referred in Peru Tourism law, its regulations, its decrees and other legislation applicable in both the country and abroad are issued these general conditions and responsibility as outlined below, which govern the provision of services on the one hand between the passenger or user of services "CLIENT", by other hand the "TRAVEL AGENCY" by the other hand the entities of the service providers such as airlines, hotels, restaurants, transport, guides and other tourism-related services and in connection with this contract.
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SACRED VALLEY WAETHER
Dry season (April - November)
Day temperature 20ºC/25ºC
Night temperature -1ºC/7ºC
Wet season (December - March)
Day temperature 17ºC/22ºC
Night temperature 4ºC/10ºC
to carry up to 12Kg = $190 USD ($95 USD per day) for the full duration of the tour from Cusco to Aguas Calientes. Regarding porters who carry personal items. You will need to carry with you a daypack with your Camera, bottle of water, snacks, a fleece or something warm and a poncho in case of rain (unlikely in Dry season but as a precaution) and anything you will need before lunch as porters do not walk alongside you. Your bag will be waiting for you in your tent at campsites.
Best to put everything up to 12kgs in one backpack for the porter so that you don't have 2 large backpacks in your tent. We can provide you with a big rice sack that is not heavy but also not water proof so use plastic bags around your gear. The porters have large ponchos to cover them and the bag.
Please note there are fines if you give an excess of 9 or 12 kgs so try to underpack rather than overpack or pay for an extra 9kgs.
TOURIST TICKET CUSCO
Officially known as the Boleto Turistico Unico (BTU) this ticket is valid for 10 days. It is sold at the Instituto Nacional de Cultura (INC). The ticket allows you entry to the following sites:
Religious Art Museum
Church of San Blas
Regional History Museum
plus a few other sites
This ticket does not include the Koricancha-Santo Domingo complex - Separate entrance fee of 20 Soles (about $8 USD).
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