Sacred Valley Day Tour, named for being the main food supplier of the Inca empire, the Sacred Valley sits on the banks of the Urubamba River. that was Vilcanota river in its beggining, that comes from the Quechua word Wilcamayu or Sacred River. The Incas built archaeological centers, along their banks, that replicated the constellations that they knew of the Andean sky so this contributes, even more, to the beauty of this enchanting valley.It is so named at the end of the vast Urubamba Valley, between the towns of Pisac and Ollantaytambo, located a short distance from the city of Cusco where agricultural areas and beautiful villages were concentrated from the Incas. The valley is flanked on the right bank of the Urubamba River by the Urubamba mountain range. The Sacred Valley is characterized by very special conditions, beautiful landscape, excellent climate, very fertile lands and the waters of the sacred river of the Incas. The Sacred Valley is comprised between the towns of Pisac and Ollantaytambo, has wonderful Andean landscapes, where its inhabitants, natives of the Quechua ethnic group, conserve many customs and ancestral rites.There are many routes that arrive to know the Inca citadel of Machu Picchu and one of them is the Classic Inca Trail of four days. But for some people the time is tight and four days is a long period. If you are one of them, there is an alternative in which you will experience the adventure of the stone path and appreciate the wonder of the world: The 2 Day Inca Trail Tour. In this quick alternative you will be able to know the Wonder of Machu Picchu from the first day. They will not require much energy to complete the twelve kilometer route and will know other archaeological sites along the route.
07:00 We pick you up from you hotel
08:00 Driving and guided tour of the Sacred Valley of the Incas, visiting the following sites:
18:00 Spend a night in Ollantaytambo
06:30 Walk to the train station of the Ollantaytambo
07:20 Train to the starting point of the Inca Trail (km 104)
08:20 Hiking Short Inca Trail
12:00 Lunch in Wiñaywayna
13:00 Continue hiking the short Inca Trail to Machu Picchu
18:00 Arrived to Aguas Calientes town, spend a night
04:00 Wake up, hiking to Machu Picchu
06:00 Guided tour of Machu Picchu
09:00 Free time, you can walking around to the lost city of the Incas or climb up to the mountains (Huayna Picchu or Machu Picchu)
19:00 Return train to Ollantaytambo
20:30 Arrived to Ollantaytambo and tourist transportation to Cusco
22:00 Drop off in your hotel
From the city of Cusco you can do many day trips, but perhaps the most famous of them all ends in the Sacred Valley of the Incas, specifically in the town of Ollantaytambo, 68km from the ancient capital of the Inca Empire. Therefore, it is not just a recommendation but almost an obligation to go through these places before visiting what is possibly the star of your trip, Machu Picchu. Sacred Valley Day Tour will give us the opportunity to know more about the magical historys of the sacred Valley of the Incas , for example the love history of Ollantay and Ima Sumaq daugther of Pachaqutec emperor of the Tahuantinsuyo, also we will visit the famous market of Pisaq .
Between the months of April to October, at night the temperature drops considerably, in the early hours of the morning the temperature rises gradually until after midday.The best time to visit the Sacred Valley of the Incas is between the months of April and October, the sun shines, the weather is impressive, the rains are scarce and the breeze is truly delicious the only thing that changes during the rainy season , it is raining in the afternoon; although there may be those days when it does not stop raining all day, but even so the climate of the Sacred Valley of the Incas is delicious. However, people who come wanting to get the best pictures of the Sacred Valley of the Incas, may be more interested in coming during the dry season, and the best time for this is in March right at the end of the rainy season, landscapes of the valley will be green and flooded with flowers; or in October at the beginning of the rainy season. Tour the beautiful villages of the Sacred Valley of the Incas, choose one and stay in it; Pisac is beautiful and you will find people from all over the world; the Inca constructions of Ollantaytambo are at the height of what you will see in Machu Picchu, Machu Picchu is the world spiritual Center and apparently, it will be until your energy disappears.
The altitudes shown in the previous info are in meters above sea level (masl).
Our tour will begin with the hotel pick-up at 7:00 a.m.We will start our Sacred Valley Day Tour having as our first stop point in Pisaq, in which passengers can enjoy a beautiful panoramic view of the Sacred Valley of the Incas and can buy some souvenirs at the traditional Market in Pisaq.Continuing with the trip through the Sacred Valley of the Incas, we make a stop, for the our delicious buffet lunch in a tourist restaurant of Urubamba. The next point of visit will be Maras - Moray the agrarian experimentation center of the incas. Continuing with our tour, we will go to the heart of the Sacred Valley of the Incas, we are talking about the archaeological center of Ollantaytambo and Chinchero. We will finish our tour at approximately 18:00 hours, and we will spend the night in Ollantaytambo.
We will start our adventure at Km 104 after presenting passports at the control, we began to walk gently a few meters from the Vilcanota River. Starting the road we will see the ruins of Chachabamba, an stone altar that served to worship the sun and the mountains, still venerated by the local people. After visiting Chachabamba, we will continue the path to the south and begin a gradual climb to the mountain, before entering a cloud forest and with lots of vegetation, then the trail goes to the forest and goes west, while we continue uphill in an open meadow. After walking 3 hours, the path descends into an amazing forest. Here we will find a beautiful waterfall, then we will reach the lower part of the ruins of Wiñaywayna. We will appreciate the beauty of this place, complemented by the information of our expert guide. After having lunch in Wiñaywayna, we will continue in the afternoon in the cloud forest, full of bromeliads, orchids, and fern trees. While we walk this last part of the road, we will pass through many impressive features such as stone stairs and tambos ("resting places"). You climb 60 stairs before arriving at Inti Punku ("the Sun Gate"). From this point, you can contemplate and observe this wonderful place.Then descend for 45 minutes until you reach the famous viewpoint, from here you can observe the sunset. Descend to the entrance of Machupicchu where we will board the bus to Aguas Calientes.To spend all the day, we recommend the thermal baths as a good option (bring your swimsuit)
After our delicious breakfast we will board the first bus to Machupicchu, the park opens at 6:00 am. We have a guided tour of Machupicchu, this enigmatic and mysterious city is explored for approximately 2-3 hours explained by your expert guide, you can visit the most impressive places like the Royal Mausoleum, the temple of the 3 windows, the main temple, the Plaza sacred, the famous Intihuatana where the wise Inkas moored the sun on the winter solstice in June, stairways, squares, fountains, etc. (You will usually have then about 5-6 extra hours of free time).Finally the train leaves Aguas Calientes in the afternoon and arrives in Cusco.
Sacred Valley & 2 Day Inca Trail Tour to Machu Picchu.
The government has strictly limited the number of people allowed on the Inca Trail (permits are issued to about 200 walkers per day plus 300 porters, these 500 permits). We recommend making a trekking reservation as soon as possible, it is recommended 2 months in advance. It is recommended to book the Sacred Valley & 2 Day Inca Trail Tour in advance, before booking plane tickets and hotels.
The citadel of Machu Picchu waits for you. This 2 Day Inca Trail tour adventure very recommended for many travelers who enjoy before the adventure. This route is subject to availability. Therefore, contact us and ask about the dates available for this destination.