Sacred Valley Inca Trail 3 day tour


Min: 3350m/10990 ft.. Max: 2700m/8858 ft.


3 days

Physical Level


Tour Type


Group Size

Min 2 people, Max 12 people

Best Season

April to October


Embark on a captivating journey through the Sacred Valley and the Inca Trail to Machu Picchu, an experience that seamlessly weaves ancient history, natural beauty, and cultural immersion.

The reward of hiking the Inca trail is you will get to Machu Picchu by the Sun gate in the afternoon and get two chances to see macho Picchu.

Sacred Valley and the short inca trail - circular terraces - Moray Cusco


The sacred valley and Inca Trail 3 days tour is perfect for people with limited time but still want to have the best experience and taste the best of Cusco sacred valley and Inca Trail Machu Picchu, this 3 days tour will allow visiting the Inca living town of Ollantaytambo, Salt Mines of Maras, Inca Terraces of Moray and probably the highlighted one will be the short Inca trail to Machu Picchu you will hike the last section of the classic Inca trail 4 days via the sun gate, and the best thing is you will have two chances to visit Machu Picchu.

Inca Trail Availability

We offer daily departures on the Inca trail (except in February because the trail is closed for maintenance)

We strongly recommend you book your Inca trail at least 4 or 5 months in advance as permits can quickly sell out, especially in the high season which is from April to September.

Useful information

  • Starting Altitude – 2100m / 6900ft.
  • Highest Altitude – 2730m / 8,792ft.
  • Walking Distance – 14km / 8.5 miles
  • Accommodation – 3-Star Hotel.
  • Overall Difficulty – Easy to Moderate difficulty (depends on your level of fitness).

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What to Bring?

  • Original Passport
  • ISIC card (if you are a student and want to qualify for the discount)
  • Walking boots
  • Waterproof jacket/rain poncho
  • Warm jacket
  • T-shirts
  • Comfortable Trousers
  • Sun hat
  • Sun cream (factor 35 or higher)
  • Insect repellant
  • Toiletries and hand sanitizer
  • Personal medication
  • Camera
  • Torch with spare batteries
  • First aid kit


02 people 650 USD per person

03 people 630 USD per person

04 people 610 USD per person

05 people 595 USD per person

06 + people 580 USD per person

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Can I stay in the sacred valley for my Inca trail tour?

yes, you can it will be even better if you stay in the sacred valley you will have more time to sleep because the sacred valley is in the direction of the short Inca trail tour.

Is there an age limit to hike the short Inca trail?

There is no age limit but remember that you have to hike 16 kilometers and the terrain is not flat you will find steep upstairs stairs for going down and there is no donkey or car once you are on the path you will be in the needle of the mountains the only way to arrive is hiking.

When is the best time to hike the Inca trail?

the best time to hike is in the dry season from April to October when you will have a better view.


Travel Guide

Exploring the Sacred Valley:

Ollantaytambo: Begin your adventure in the Inca-living town of Ollantaytambo, known for its impressive megalithic structures. Explore the unfinished terraces atop the town.

Salt Mines: Visit the salt mines where locals have been harvesting salt since pre-Inca times. Witness the unique process of evaporating warm, salty water in more than 3000 small pools.

Moray: Discover the circular terraces of Moray, a unique Inca site with four concentric terraces believed to be used for acclimatization and hybridization of crops.

Chinchero: Known as the city of the rainbow, Chinchero offers panoramic mountain views, well-preserved Inca terraces, and a vibrant textile weaving center.

Inca Trail Highlights:

Kilometer 104 Start: Commence the Inca Trail at kilometer 104, taking a train from Ollantaytambo. Begin the hike with a visit to the Chachabamba Inca site.

Wiñaywayna: Ascend to the Wiñaywayna Inca site, surrounded by stunning Andean landscapes. Enjoy a box lunch at the official fourth-day Inca Trail camp.

Sun Gate: Reach the Sun Gate for a remarkable view of Machu Picchu, surrounded by lush jungle. Descend to Machu Picchu Pueblo, avoiding the daytime crowds.

Machu Picchu Exploration: Explore Machu Picchu with a guided tour, delving into its history and significance. Opt for additional hikes to Waynapicchu or Machu Picchu mountain for panoramic views.

Essential Tips for Travelers:

Acclimatization: Spend a few days acclimatizing in Cuzco before starting the trek, especially if arriving from lower altitudes.

Packing Essentials: Pack layers for varying temperatures, comfortable hiking boots, a hat, sunglasses, sunscreen, and a reusable water bottle.

Machu Picchu Visit: Opt for an early morning visit to Machu Picchu to avoid crowds and consider additional hikes for panoramic views.

Responsible Travel: Practice Leave No Trace principles, use biodegradable soap, and limit single-use plastics.

Embark on this unforgettable journey, blending cultural exploration with the awe-inspiring beauty of Machu Picchu.


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Pay a deposit of $ 200.00 per person

Why Adventure in Peru?

Embarking on a journey with Adventure in Peru offers an enriching and authentic experience, highlighting our commitment to excellence, local collaboration, and sustainable tourism. Here’s why you should travel with us:

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We prioritize ethical tourism, working closely with local communities by utilizing their transportation, accommodations, and cuisine, fostering sustainable development within Peru's tourism sector.

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Our commitment to providing personalized service is unmatched. With local travel professionals dedicated to ensuring your trip is unforgettable, we specialize in private tours across Peru’s diverse landscapes—ensuring a unique, immersive experience.

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Based in Cusco and 100% Peruvian, our deep-rooted expertise enriches your journey. From the Short Inca Trail to hidden cultural gems, we offer authentic encounters with Peru's heritage, facilitated by expert guides and master chefs renowned in the region.

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