Inca Trail 3 Days Hike
Inca Trail 3 Days Hike
Inca Trail 3 Days Hike
Inca Trail 3 Days Hike
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Inca Trail 3 Days Hike

Cusco - Cusco

Take Inca Trail 3 Days Hike! This wonderful option for those who seek to explore two amazing places is great for all kinds of adventurers. Enjoy beautiful landscapes, an abundance of flora and fauna, and visit the incredible Sacred Valley by visiting Pisac and Ollantaytambo during your excursion. Experience all that this spectacular journey has to offer.


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Tour Details

  • Duration3 Days
  • Type TripHiking/Trekking
  • Group SizeMax 8 people
  • LanguagesEng, Esp,
  • SeasonYear Around (February Closed)
  • DifficultyModerate


Why us

  • Reliable tour operator, certified guides, and drivers. Guaranteed Quality!
  • Personalized assistance before, during, and after the trip
  • Explore the hidden spots to take that epic photos.


    Travel Route

    Day 1: Cusco/Sacred Valley/ Ollantaytambo

    Day 2: Ollantaytambo/ Chachabamba/Machu Picchu

    Day 3: Machu Picchu/ Ollantaytambo/ Cusco

    [See the Itinerary – Next Tab]


    Technical Details

    Starts at: Cusco / Sacred Valley
    Ends in: Cusco / Sacred Valley
    Name: Inca Trail 3 Days Hike (2 Day Inca trail + Sacred Valley)
    Total Hiking: 12 km/7.45 miles
    Altitude: highest point 5000m (16.440 ft) / lowest point 3600m (11.800 ft)


    Tour Destinations

    Sacred Valley
    Machu Picchu


    Day 1Opt 1: Cusco/Sacred Valley/ Ollantaytambo

    Sacred Valley is a vast area full of tourist attractions, so one day is not enough to experience it all. To accommodate these needs, we offer two options, both beginning at 7:00 am from your hotel in Cusco. Check out the options below and let us know which you prefer!

    Option 01: By Pisac(Alpaca farm, Pisac ruins, Pisac Market, and Ollantaytambo)

    Begin your experience with a pickup from your hotel lobby at 07:00 am in Cusco. Drive to Pisac, and see the four distinct sites, Awana Cancha (home to Alpacas, Llamas, Vicuña, and Huanacos), Pisac Archeological site, Pisac Market and Ollantaytambo Archeological site. Enjoy lunch in Urubamba (Brewery visit optional) before continuing on to Ollantaytambo Archeological Center. Afterward check into a 2-star hotel in Ollantaytambo town for dinner and an overnight stay.

    Meals Included: No Meals Included

    Day 2Opt 2: Cusco/Sacred Valley/ Ollantaytambo

    Sacred Valley is a vast area full of tourist attractions, so one day is not enough to experience it all. To accommodate these needs, we offer two options, both beginning at 7:00 am from your hotel in Cusco. Check out the options below and let us know which you prefer!

    Option 02: By Maras( Chinchero, Moray, Salt Ponds, and Ollantaytambo).

    Start your journey with a 07:00 am pickup from your hotel in Cusco. Visit the Textile Center of Chinchero, Colonial town of Maras, and nearby Inca site of Moray. Next, explore the Pre-Inca salt mines, located in a stunning valley featuring thousands of stark white pools. Finally, spend one hour at Ollantaytambo ruins before checking into a 2-star hotel for dinner and an overnight stay

    Meals Included: No Meals Included

    Day 3 Ollantaytambo/ Chachabamba/Machu Picchu

    Begin with a pickup from your hotel in Ollantaytambo and transfer to the train station. Enjoy a two hour journey along the scenic Urubamba river before arriving at km 104 for a guided tour of Chachabamba archaeological site.

    Hike and see  impressive views, traverse the cloud forest observing orchids, birds, and waterfalls. After three hours arrive at Wiñay Wayna Inca ruin.

    Continue trekking for two more hours to reach Sun Gate at Machu Picchu, enjoy an amazing sunset from the sun gate before walking another 45 minutes to Machu Picchu. Finally, take a bus down to Aguas Calientes for an overnight stay in a local hotel.

    Meals Included: 1 Breakfasts, 1 Boxlunch & 1 dinner

    Day 4 Machu Picchu Full Day

    Awaken early to take the first bus up to Machu Picchu and witness a breathtaking sunrise over the ruins. Take a two-hour tour with your guide. Return to Aguas Calientes on a train, transfer back to Ollantaytambo by bus, and finally head back to Cusco.

    End your journey with a transfer back to your hotel.

    Meals Included: Breakfast Included

    What’s included

    • Private Transportation for the Sacred Valley Tour.
    • English guide for 3 days.
    • Hotel of 2* in Ollantaytambo (Tunupa Lodge or similar)
    • Meals Included : (Breakfast, Box lunch, and Dinner for the second day of the Inca Trail). We have options for vegetarians, vegans, gluten-free, lactose intolerance, and any food allergy.
    • A porter who will carry your lunch on the second of the Inca Trail.
    • Breakfast - day 3.
    • Tickets to enter Inca Trail and Machupicchu.
    • Tourist Ticket to visit Inca Ruins in the Sacred Valley.
    • Round Trip Train Ticket Ollantaytambo – Aguas Calientes – Ollantaytambo
    • Private Transportation from the train station of Ollantaytambo to Cusco.
    • Bottle of oxygen
    • First Aid Kit.
    • Briefing Meeting before your trek (Hotel or Office).
    • Three bus tickets Machupicchu-Aguas Calientes-Machupicchu-Aguas (if you don’t use them, we refund you).
    • Hotel 3* in Aguas Calientes (Tara Machu Picchu or similar).
    • Day pack cover to keep you dry your belongings.
    • Rain Poncho to cover from the rain.
    • Lunch and Dinner in Sacred Valley – Day 1.
    • Lunch– Day 3.
    • Tips for our staff (Tipping is the norm on any excursion in Peru)

    Not suitable for

    • Pregnant women
    • People with heart problems

    What to Bring

    • Passport
    • Backpack (21 liters capacity).
    • Hiking Poles. (You can bring your own or rent with us).
    • Trekking Clothing
    • Bring along swimwear and towels (if you decide to visit the hot springs in Aguas Calientes)
    • Personal Hygiene items.
    • Medicine: If you are taking any medications, please bring them with you. It is also recommended to bring some over-the-counter medicine for altitude sickness (Coramina, Aspirina, Diamox, Sorojchi, Acetazolamide).
    • Bring Anti Blister Gel to avoid getting blisters on your feet and being unable to continue on your trek.
    • Digital Camera with external memory (2-4 Gb) (Optional).
    • Sunglasses with UV protection.
    • Sun Block SPF 60 (UVA-UVB)
    • Insect Repellent lotion, not spray.
    • Swiss Army Knife.
    • Water bottle

    Important information

    Looking for more inspiration? Visit our gallery: Experience Peru. Before taking our Inca Trail 3 Days Tour you should take into count the following information:

    Is it possible to store my luggage at your office?

    Absolutely! When hiking the five day Inca Trail to Machu Picchu, your luggage can be safely stored at our office or at your hotel - whichever is more convenient for you. Be sure to only bring what you need during the five day journey.

    Is it possible to modify the departure date after Inca Trail permits have been bought?

    Once you have purchased your Inca Trail permit, the Peruvian government does not allow any changes. These tickets cannot be transferred or refunded, with the exception of a change in passport numbers.

    Is it necessary to bring the original passport on the Inca Trail 3 days hike to Machu Picchu?

    It is absolutely essential that you bring the exact same passport that you provided to us when booking your Inca Trail three-day permit. Your passport will be checked at the start of the Short Inca Trail, as well as Machu Picchu and upon boarding the train.

    How do I update the passport numbers associated with my booking?

    If you are renewing your passport, please provide us with a copy of your old passport to book your Inca Trail three-day permit. If you have lost your old passport, then any other government-issued ID will be accepted so long as it has the same name. Once you get your new passport, kindly send us a copy of it as soon as possible to update the information on your permit.

    How can I find out what the schedule is for my train ticket?

    Generally, the 06:10 am departure from Ollantaytambo to Kilometer 104 is booked on Day 1. The return trip departs at 02:55 pm, meaning you would arrive in Cusco at approximately 06:30 pm. This gives you enough time to rest and explore attractions like Palcoyo Mountain the following day.

    Is it possible to stay in the Sacred Valley while taking the Inca Trail 3 days Hike?

    As the tour begins in Cusco, it is not possible to stay in the Sacred Valley for three days.

    Is it possible to book a hotel in Aguas Calientes and Ollantaytambo independently?

    Choosing to book a hotel independently in Aguas Calientes and Ollantaytambo can help reduce the cost of your hike, saving up to $65 per person. Make sure you let us know the details of your accommodation so that our guide can ensure your safe arrival.

    Can I bring my pet on the Inca Trail 3-days trek?

    Bringing your pet is unfortunately not allowed on the Short Inca Trail and Machu Picchu. Only Guide Dogs are accepted, but you must obtain a special permit to do so.

    What is the minimum age for trekking the Short Inca Trail?

    The Inca Trail 3-day hike has no age limit, but it is recommend that the minimum age should be 7, due to the presence of challenging sections which may be too arduous for those with shorter legs.

    Frequent Questions

    Customize this tour

    This, and all the tours we offer online can always be customized, whether you are looking for upgrade alternatives, large groups, more flexible hours, have a special occasion (honeymoon, engagement), are a content creator, or are simply looking for something more private. We have all the alternatives to personalize your trip. Email us to, leave us a message at +1 949 299 8915

    How To Pay And Book?

    How do you make a reservation?

    1. Choose your departure date from the calendar
    2. Select the number of passengers
    4. Click on the BOOK NOW button
    5. Fill in the information requested on the form
    6. Complete the secure online payment

    What are your payment methods?

    Our online payment methods are PayPal, Stripe (credit card payment), and bank transfers in the U.S. or in Latin America. The options have a use tax of 2% to 4%

    How and when will I receive the reservation confirmation?

    Once the payment is made, we will send you a tour confirmation email. If the travel dates are very close, we will contact you as soon as possible, if they are extended dates we will keep in touch by email or WhatsApp contact 3 to 5 weeks before.

    What happens if my reservation cannot be confirmed?

    99% of the reservations are usually confirmed, however, if there is the availability of hotels, services, or others, we will offer an alternative of dates, lodging, or services. In the event that we are unable to help, full refund policies apply.

    Is it necessary to reconfirm my reservation before the trip?

    No, the confirmation email in your inbox is enough to validate the adventure.

    How do I modify, update, reschedule or cancel my reservation?

    Any modification, cancellation, or update of data must be done by email by mentioning the unique reservation # code generated to

    What happens if a booked service cannot be carried out due to weather conditions or reasons of force majeure?

    In case of force majeure such as natural disasters, bad weather, problems that put your safety at risk, or others, our team will contact you immediately to provide some alternatives.

    Booking & pricing

    100% money-back guarantee (see our totally flexible Terms & Conditions)

    Best price. Select # travelers w/ preferential discounts

    $ 665.00 /person


    Where you will be

    Inca Trail, Cusco, Peru
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