Sacred Valley 2-Day Trek To Machu Picchu - Cusco

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Key Details

  • Mobile Voucher Accepted
  • Hotel pickup Available
  • Duration: 2 Days
  • Language:
    English
  • Departure Time :
    5:30 AM
  • Departure Details :
    Hotels in Cusco
  • Return Details :
    Cuzco city center drop-off
  • Cancellation Policy :
    This activity is non-refundable Tours booked using discount coupon codes will be non refundable.

Overview

Trek to Machu picchu with awe-inspiring views of the Sacred valley dotted with magnificent Inca archaeological sites, such as Huchuy Qosqo.Stay away from the crowds on this lesser-known route and appreciate the beauty of this remote trail. Spend day one hiking through the famed Sacred Valley as you explore magnificent ruins and cross the Piuray Pass, situated at 14,100 feet (4,300 meters) of altitude, before arriving at Aguas Calientes in the evening. On day two ascend to the hilltop citadel of Machu Picchu to enjoy a 2-hour guided tour, plus free time to explore this amazing archaeological site on your own.

Highlights

  • Once-in-a-Lifetime Experience
  • Informative, friendly and professional guide
  • Get inside tips from a local
  • Small group ensures personal service
  • Hotel pickup included
  • Multi-Day Trip

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Day 1: Cuzco - Chinchero - Piuray passage - Huchuy Qosqo ruins - Lamay - Ollantaytambo - Aguas Calientes (L/D)
Today you will be picked up from your hotel between 5:30 and 6:00 am and head towards the community of Lago Piuray, close to the town of Chinchero which will take us an hour to reach. There we will begin our adventure at 3600 m. The trek begins with a 3-hour walk upwards until arrival at Piuray passage located at 4100 m. We will be awarded with a beautiful panoramic view of the Urubamba mountain range and small lagoons. Our adventure continues with a 2-hour downhill journey towards the Huchuy Qosqo ruins, a beautiful Inca city built in the Sacred Valley of the Inca.Its name in Quechua means "Little Cuzco".There our guide will lead the visit across this magical archeological site. At the end of our visit we will have some time to enjoy our boxlunch. Then, with a steep 2 hour downhill walk well make our way to the town of Lamay. Our transport service will pick us up and drive us to Ollantaytambo, where we will be provided with a delicious dinner before boarding the train thatll drop us at Aguas Calientes, our host for the night.

Note: Alternatively the dinner can take place at Aguas Calientes (depending on the train schedule)

Day 2: Explore Machu Picchu & Return to Cuzco (B)
Get an early start and take one of the first buses (5:30am) to reach the Inca citadel of Machu Picchu (25-min ride), where you will enjoy a 2 hour guided tour visiting all the corners of this gorgeous site. You'll get some free time to take unrepeatable photos and head back to the spot that caught your eye the most. Then we will board the bus thatll take us back to Aguas Calientes, followed by the train to Ollantaytambo and we will finish off with the bus to Cusco. Please make your own way back to your hotel.

Inclusions

Pre-departure Briefing

Accommodation Pickup

Van Transport Cuzco - Chinchero (start of trek)

Van Transport Lamay - Ollantaytambo

Roundtrip Train Ollantaytambo - Aguas Calientes

Roundtrip Bus Aguas Calientes - Machu Picchu

Return Bus Ollantaytambo - Cuzco

1 Night 3* Hotel Accommodation at Aguas Calientes

Day 1 box lunch & dinner, Day 2 box breakfast

English Speaking Guide on trek & on 2-hour Machu Picchu tour

Exclusions

Other food and drinks

Trekking Poles

Guide for bus and train transfers (these portions are on your own)

Tips (Please remember that tipping is 100% optional and depends entirely on the service you received. It is customary to give tips in Latin America, however it is NOT mandatory. If you do wish to give a tip, these are our recommended guidelines.) Guides: 15-25 soles per guide per trekker

Optional Activities

Optional Huayna Picchu Trek (at an extra cost) must be booked at least 2 weeks in advance

Optional Machu Picchu Mountain Hike (at an extra cost) must be booked at least 1 week in advance

Hotel Drop-off

Travel Insurance

Personal Expenses

Airport Transfers

Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking, unless booked within 7 days of travel. In this case confirmation will be received within 48 hours, subject to availability

Not recommended for travelers with back problems

Minimum age is 7 years

Note: There is a mandatory pre-departure briefing at Milhouse Hostel one day prior to departure at 6pm. You will receive detailed information on your excursion, a list of what to bring and confirm your departure details.

Important: You must provide the following information upon booking: Full name (exactly as it appears on the passport), Date of Birth, Nationality, Passport Number, Date of Passport Expiry - Must be valid for at least 6 months past the date of travel. Without this information, the local tour operator will be unable to make the booking. Please be aware that your complete and correct passport information must be provided. Absolutely no modifications can be made once your booking has been confirmed. Any changes or discrepancies in the information provided will result in a complete loss of permits and entrance tickets, for which you will be held responsible and will need to pay for again

Physical Requirements: This hike is Moderate - The uphill portions require moderate to good physical condition and are most difficult as we reach the high pass at 4000m. After crossing the high pass, there is a steep descent (approx. 4 hours), it's recommended to use trekking poles for stability and to reduce strain on the knees