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US$ 580.00 p/person
(Based on Double / Triple accommodation)
US$ 560.00 per person with Univ student cards or under 16.
Single traveler extra $60.00 for 2 nights in a single room: (1 Night in Ollantaytambo + 1 Night in Aguas Calientes)
PRIVATE TOURS: UPON YOUR REQUEST: DAILY DEPARTURES:
2-4 Person US$ 640 per person.
5-6 person US$ 620 per person.
7-8 person US$ 580 per person.
This tour is a combination of the famous Sacred Valley tour and the 2 Days Short Inca Trail to Machupicchu, the perfect mix for a sacred pilgrimage to MachuPicchu. A day before your short Inca Trail trek, join-us a guided Sacred Valley tour to enjoy and see Awanacancha the Andean weaving center and Alpaca, Llamas Farm, explore Pisac Ruins and Market then see the Valley of Yucay and Urubamba, then visit the pictoresque town of Ollantaytambo -The living andean Inca town and stay the night in cozy Apu Lodge or SolPeru Hotel for all the adventages of this tour refer to this link: 3 Day/2Night tour To make even more special this pilgrimage to Machu-Picchu, up-grade your accommodation, you can stay in the Sanctuary Hotel near Machupicchu, Inkaterra hotel in Aguas Calientes, Sumaq Hotel, Hatuchay Tower, Andina Luxury or Mapi Hotel.
This itinerary is rated moderate and should be undertaken by people who are fairly fit and take regular exercise. However you do not need to consider this as a high altitude trek as it is lower than Cusco. Also this short trek is recommended for families not necessary to carry big packs for camping becuase you stay in comfortable hotel and permits are available the year around except on February when the park is closed for cleaning.
Bus Train Trek!
We highly recommend Boutique Hotel Marqueses in Cusco, it is a beautiful and charming Colonial house built at the end of XVI century that has recently been restored and refurbished, located just one block from Cusco`s mayor Plaza. This great location is part of its popularity, close to all of the most important tourist attractions in the famous capital of Inca`s Empire. Well known for its incomparable hospitality and professional service. We can reserve the hotel and transfers you from the airport on your arrival and back on your return, you will enjoy a safe visit, wonderful attention and be pleasantly surprised by the warmth of the Andean Hospitality. Due to the safe and strategic location you are within easy walking distance of the many historical places, museums, restaurants, cultural, artistic and traditional places of the Imperial Inca City. SAS Travel Tour Operator & Agency offices are located alongside Hotel Marqueses so we at SAS Travel can assist you at any time.
At 8.20am meet at SAS Travel office or transfer from your hotel at earlier time if coordinated. In a tourist bus, we travel from Cusco past Saqsaywaman and Tambomachay, over the mountains toward the Sacred Valley. We descend 1500 feet to the valley floor of the sacred Urubamba river and the village of Pisac where we will visit a traditional market and you can buy some local souveniers. We then drive up to explore the extensive ruins of Pisac with stunning views over the valley. On the guided walk into the Citadel of Pisac you can observe temples, residences, altars, channels, carvings, tunnels/caves and the famous Intihuatana “The hitching post of the Sun", For those who would prefer to spend more time in the market instead of visiting the ruins, advise your guide so he can organise a time and place to pick you up when returning through the market. We continue on to Urubamba where we stop for you to buy lunch. A further 30 mins drive takes us to Ollantaytambo surrounded by the sacred mountains, where we will again discover the magnificence of the Incan constructions, the amazing temple of the Sun, enormous blocks of rock perfectly carved and polished, stone water fountains, stairs, terraces and the beauty of the local people in their traditional dress, all surrounded by the sacred mountains and Valley of Patacancha and Willoq.
At approximately 4pm the sacred valley tour group return to Cusco but the people who are doing the Sacred Valley Combo tour will be taken to the Hotel in Ollantaytambo ( Apu lodge or Ollantaytambo lodge or similar Hotel) with private bathroom. Settle in and then enjoy sunset in the valley, have a dinner in the plaza. (we highly recommend Panaka Grill and Hearts Cafe) and relax before the start of your trek the next day. Hotel Sol Peru or Apu Lodge
Early rise for Breakfast. Please be ready to leave the hotel from 5.30 am. We`ll pick you up from your Hotel just before 5:45 am to transfer you to the Train Station in Ollantaytambo then we`ll board a Tourist Expedition Train with reserved seats for 1 hour and 45 minutes to the kilometer 104 start of the hike. (This is the best train service time and itinerary to start the hike by 08:00 am and have plenty of time to enjoy this fantastic trek) so please sleep early the night before) As soon as we arrive to this point we will cross a bridge to the check out point and show your passports then we will start a soft walk into the other side of the Vilcanota river the trail heads off to the right towards the ruins of Chachabamba. After a visit in Chachabamba, we`ll continue the trail heads south and begin climbing the mountain, before entering the cloud forest. Then the trail leaves the forest and goes west while continuing the uphill hike in open grassland. After hiking in the sun for about three hours, the trail descends into a shaded forest. This is where trekkers can enjoy a beautiful waterfall. After leaving the waterfall and forest, trekkers will arrive at the lower part of the incredible ruins of Wiñaywayna. It is recommended that you start the trek with at least 2 litres of water. After lunch in Wiñaywayna we continue through a cloud forest full of bromelias, orchids and fern trees. You will walk the last part of the original trail with amazing features stone steps and tambos “resting places” and climb the 60 steps before arriving to the Inti Punku or "Sun`s Gate". From this point you will be able to contemplate and observe this marvelous place, last 45 minutes to be on front of this wonder, where you can feel an inner peace. Spend a short time for pictures and views, with luck you can observe a magnificent sunset, then we prepare our mind for the next early morning, time to take a bus for 30 minutes to Aguas Calientes town. Hot springs pools are optional (bring your bathing suit and 10 soles) or just free time to chill out at this small village. Accommodation in private rooms, Hotel Viajeros or similar level accommodation. This is all considered a low altitude hike, but you would want to be fit. Dinner included. At dinner time your guide will inform about plans and arrangements for the next big day!! BLD. 7km approx. 6 - 7 Hours. Hostel Viajeros.
Early wake up at 04.30 am ... and after a good breakfast, re-live the history and the mysterious world of Machupicchu and the Incas, fuse with the mystic of this fascinating and unique place, discover yourself the perfect symbiosis and harmony created by nature and the Incas people. We take the first bus up at approx 05.20 am and arrive at the ruin`s gate before 06.00 am when the Park is open. This time is still not so crowded yet so we take advantage of the tranquility of this sacred site ; Guided Tour of Machupicchu. This enigmatic city is explored for Approx 2 hrs and their mysteries and archaeological information will be explained by your expert guide, ( you generally have approx 6 hrs extra free time but depends on train timetables in high season.) Around 2:00 pm start down to Aguas Calientes for lunch and your Train return. (or bus down $12 not included, most people like to walk this old inca trail down to Aguas Calientes ) The train departs Aguas Calientes late in the afternoon. (approx 4.30pm arriving Cusco 8.30pm- 9:00 pm approx. ) 4 kms approx. 3-4 hrs walk.