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5 Day Inca Trail Express to Machu Picchu



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Rene Hurtado Valencia

Valencia Travel Cusco

We offer travel packages to the most recognized parts of Peru.

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5 Day Inca Trail Express to Machu Picchu

This trip allows a taste of the Short Inca Trail without days of hiking and camping. One of our shortest treks to the ancient city of Machu Picchu. The 2 day Inca Trail starts at train stop Kilometer 104 and takes you to the fantastic ruins of Wiñay Wayna before descending again for your first spectacular view of the famous lost city...


Arrive in Cusco

After your arrival to Cusco, we will take you to the hotel and then join your guide for a briefing about the wonderful tour that awaits you. Today begin with a welcome tour of Cusco and enjoy the sights, of the capital of the Incas. You can enjoy the indigenous and colonial heritage then spend the remainder of the day at leisure “by exploring Cusco’s nightlife or sampling some of its many typical restaurants. Overnight at: Casa Andina Classic Cusco Plaza or Similar. Check in time 12:00pm/Check out 10:00 am (Early check in may have an extra cost depending on the hotel availability). OPTION 1: HALF-DAY CITY TOUR (Additional Price: USD 30 per person). We will pick you up at 1:00pm from your hotel to start the tour and visit the following places. The Koricancha: Temple of the sun. The Cathedral: Marvel of the religious art. Sacsayhuaman: Majestic place with impressive works in stone, some up to 120 tons. Q´enqo: (Labyrinth) a religious center dedicated to the adoration of the Earth. Puca Pucara: (reddish place) that was used as a military control center. Tambomachay: (Temple of the Water) a center of adoration and worship of water. Included: Transportation Professional English speaking guide. Not included: Tourist ticket for entrance to attractions (extra USD 33) Dinner Gratuity Read more

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Open day for Leisure

OPTION 2: FULL DAY SACRED VALLEY TOUR (Additional Price: USD 45 per person). After breakfast, we will pick you up from your hotel at 8:00am. This is a full day excursion to the Urubamba Valley visiting the colorful Indian market in Pisac where you will be able to appreciate the mixture of color and tradition and have an opportunity to test your bartering skills, interact with the local craftsmen and purchase their hand-made souvenirs. Pisac is located at the entrance of the Sacred Valley. The Valley is (31km)/ (19mi) from Cusco, and at an altitude of (2,970m)/ (9,700 ft.). Followed by Pisac is Urubamba where we will have a lunch break to enjoy a delicious buffet lunch (not included) then we continue through to Ollantaytambo, the oldest continuously occupied town on the American continent. The narrow streets of Ollantaytambo, along with their canals, have not changed much from the time of the Inca Empire. They evoke their ancestral inheritance and give you a feeling of what it would be like to live during this time. The last visit will be the Chinchero market. Chinchero is believed to be the mythical birthplace of the rainbow. Its major claim to tourism is its colorful Sunday market which is much less tourist-orientated than the market at Pisac. At the end, we will return you to the Plaza de Armas in Cusco at approximately 6:30 pm. Included: Transportation Professional English speaking guide. Not included: Tourist ticket (extra USD 25) Meals Gratuity. P.S: Tonight we will have the Inca trail briefing at 7:00pm at the hotel lobby. Overnight at: Casa Andina Classic Cusco Plaza or Similar. Read more

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Cusco - Wiñay Wayna - Machu Picchu

We pick you up from your hotel at 5:40am (depending on train time) and take you to the train station. We travel by train, on a very picturesque route for two and a half hours until we reach kilometer 104 – the start of the trail for us. From here, we have a walk of about 4 hours up to the Incan site Wiñay Wayna ('Forever Young') (2680m/8792ft). You have joined the path in time to see the most impressive site on the whole Inca Trail!! Then, we will continue on to 'Inti Punku' ('Sun gate') (2730m/8792ft) from where you will have your first dramatic, panoramic view of Machu Picchu (2400m/7873ft). We will walk down the last part of the trail towards the ancient city itself. Before reaching Machu Picchu, we will take a side path off the trail to go down to Aguas Calientes, leaving the visit to Machu Picchu for the next day. In Aguas Calientes we'll have dinner and a much deserved rest so we're recharged and ready for Machu Picchu the next day. Overnight at: Casa Andina Classic Aguas Calientes, Machupicchu or Similar Read more

Wiñay Wayna

Machu Picchu Tour – Return Train

You will have breakfast in your hotel and then your guide will pick you up at 5:40am. You will take the bus up to majestic Machu Picchu to catch the sunrise and begin your walking tour (two hours) with your guide. After this, you can explore the mysterious city by yourselves. You will then meet your guide in Aguas Calientes by bus to have lunch and to receive your train tickets back to Cusco. Please, leave enough time to catch your train. It is a 25-minute bus ride from Machu Picchu to Aguas Calientes and buses leave when they are full. Make sure you are at the train station in good time (20 minutes before scheduled train departure). P.S: If you booked Waynapicchu, we will climb up this mountain after guided tour in Machupicchu. This is usually at 8:00am. Overnight at: Casa Andina Classic Cusco Plaza or Similar Read more

Machu Picchu
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Transfer Out, Bye Cusco!

After breakfast, we will take you back to the airport according your flight itinerary. END OF SERVICE



Day in trip
Day 1
Location Cusco
Day 3
Location Aguas Calientes
Day 4
Location Cusco


Package includes

  • Price Includes:
  • All pick-ups from the airport to the hotel and vice versa
  • All hotel accommodations (Casa Andina Cusco classic *** OR similar standard)
  • All breakfast included in the accommodations
  • Professional bilingual tour guide
  • Assistant tour guide (for groups of 9 or more people)
  • Pick up from your hotel to the train station
  • Transportation – round trip train journey (Inca Rail train service from Cusco to Km 104, Aguas Calientes town to Ollantaytambo)
  • Pick up from Ollantaytambo train station back to Cusco
  • Entrance fee to Inca Trail and Machu Picchu
  • 1 breakfast, 1 boxed Lunch and 1 Dinner
  • Bus tickets in Machupicchu
  • 1 night at 3 star hotel in Aguas Calientes Hotel
  • Oxygen bottle
  • First Aid kit

Package excludes

  • Not Included:
  • Single supplement fee: US$250 (for solo travelers or the odd numbered in your travel group).
  • Walking sticks
  • For the Inca Trail first breakfast and last lunch
  • Meals where not stated
  • Entrance fees for the Hot springs
  • Optional tours: (City tour and sacred valley).
  • Gratuity, (tip)


5 Reviews

Jennifer Camp, United States

I had an absolutely wonderful time. I loved how willing the guides were to changing plans to accommodate us. Loved the authentic food and the great service. I fell so spoiled that don’t know if i can go back to regular backpacking!

Erin Milash, United States

Excellent service! amazing guides, beautiful scenery...very well organized.

Mican Lanezford, United States

One of the best experience of my life ,the guides were knowledge patient and encouraging, the food was excellent and satisfying, the porters were respected and seemed happy. They had a good shoes and clothing as new. We will definitely be booking more adventures thought Valencia in the future.



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