Sacred Valley of the Incas Hiking Adventure
Sacred Valley of the Incas Hiking Adventure

Sacred Valley of the Incas Hiking Adventure

8 days

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Discover the breathtaking scenery spanning the Peru’s Sacred Valley on foot

Get to know Peru’s rich, storied history on foot on this incredible 8-day Sacred Valley of the Incas Hiking Adventure that involves five-day hikes, all winding to unforgettable locations! One highlight is your trek from KM 104 to the famed World Heritage Site, Machu Picchu. This is a bucket list item for many, and you get to check it off your list and visit an array of other ruins, including Pumamarca, Moray, and Pisac.

You’ll also check out the Salinas, a fascinating collection of salt pans. To top it off, you’ll stay in the same hotel throughout this tour, so there’s no time wasted on packing up and moving locations. The 8-day Sacred Valley of the Incas Hiking Adventure in Peru is a once in a lifetime trip!

Highlights of the Sacred Valley of the Incas Hiking Adventure

Explore a collection of Inca ruins peppered throughout Sacred Valley, like Pumamarca, Moray, Pisac.
Hike from KM 104 along the famed Inca Trail to the captivating World Heritage Site: Machu Picchu.
Spend time discovering the ruins around Chinchero, as well as watching locals do traditional weavings.
Embark on five-day hikes over five days, finding a range of remarkable views and ruins as you walk.

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Sacred Valley of the Incas Hiking Adventure Itinerary

Day 1 Sacred Valley of the Incas Hiking Adventure

Arrive at the airport in Cusco and meet your guide before transferring on a 70-minute drive to your hotel in Sacred Valley.
Overnight Location: Hotel in Sacred Valley
Distance: None
Meals: Lunch, dinner

Day 2 Check out Pisac Ruins

Your first activity of the day is a drive to the Pisac Ruins. Admire the views here! Embark on a short circular hike, starting from the main square. On this walk, you’ll encounter more ruins, lookout points, royal buildings, and more! Hop back in the vehicle after the hike. Stop by a traditional bakery and learn about the local guinea pigs en route back to your hotel.
Overnight Location: Hotel in Sacred Valley
Distance: 1-3 hours, 1-4km, 430m ascent, 430m descent
Meals: Breakfast, lunch, dinner

Day 3 Hike to Huayllabamba

Experience an inspiring blend of culture and adventure today! Begin your explorations with a visit to the ruins of Chinchero. You’ll also watch some traditional weavings take place. After exploring this area, you’ll hike to Huayllabamba. This is an old Inca trail that’s hardly used, so you’ll have the place to yourself!
Overnight Location: Hotel in Sacred Valley
Distance: 3 hours, 8km, 650m descent
Meals: Breakfast, lunch, dinner

Day 4 Discover a series of salt pans

Start your adventures of the day with a visit to the ruins of Moray. These ruins aren’t often visited, so you’re in for an unforgettable experience! After, you’ll get to admire views of Cordillera Vilcanota as you follow an ancient mule trail to Maras, where you’ll enjoy lunch. Once you’re done eating, you’ll descend to the Salinas, a collection of salt pans! Spend some time exploring the area before walking along the Urubamba river and hopping back in the vehicle.
Overnight Location: Hotel in Sacred Valley
Distance: 6 hours (includes exploring time), 11km, 50m ascent, 732m descent
Meals: Breakfast, lunch, dinner

Day 5 Explore Ollantaytambo

Before your hike, you’ll drive to the ruins of Pumamarca. From here, you’ll follow an old Inca trail to Ollantaytambo. You may catch a glimpse of locals living their day-to-day life as you descend. Spend some time exploring Ollantaytambo’s narrow old streets upon arrival. You’ll get to experience a Pachamanca lunch. Pachamanca is a term for a traditional cooking method in the Andes.
Overnight Location: Hotel in Sacred Valley
Distance: 3 hours, 6km, 50m ascent, 600m descent
Meals: Breakfast, lunch, dinner

Day 6 Go to Machu Picchu

Get ready for one of the highlights of the Sacred Valley of the Incas Hiking Adventure Tour: Machu Picchu. In the morning, you’ll head to the train station for your ride to KM 104, where your hiking adventure to these iconic ruins starts. You’ll wind along the ancient, famed Inca Trail, through a cloud forest and above the Urubamba River. Eventually, you’ll reach Wiñay Wayna, a stunning Inca ruin! Enjoy lunch here before continuing. Please note that the Inca Trail is closed in February for repairs, but you can still visit Machu Picchu by taking the train to Aguas Calientes. If you are not in the mood to hike on this day or have small children in your group, you can skip this path and visit Machu Picchu from Aguas Calientes directly! When you arrive at Machu Picchu, your guide will walk you through the ruins. Take a bus to Machu Picchu town in the afternoon and transfer back onto the train.
Overnight Location: Hotel in Sacred Valley
Distance: 12.4 km, 1,100m of ascent
Meals: Breakfast, lunch, dinner

Day 7 Sacred Valley at your leisure

Enjoy a free day in the breathtaking Sacred Valley! You can opt to use a guide and driver provided and go on an adventure.
Overnight Location: Hotel in Sacred Valley
Distance: None
Meals: Breakfast, lunch, dinner

Day 8 Head to Cusco

Pack your bags and drive to Cusco for your departure. En route, you’ll stop at the Inca fortress of Sacsayhuaman, where you can catch a lovely view of Cusco. Continue driving until you reach the airport!
Overnight Location: None
Distance: None
Meals: Breakfast, lunch

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Sacred Valley of the Incas Hiking Adventure Price and Dates

This guided hiking tour in Peru is always run as a custom tour for your group only and the price depends on the number of people in your group.

The best time to travel to Peru for this tour is usually June to September when the weather is drier and warmer.

Prices of Private Guided Sacred Valley of the Incas Hiking Adventure

Have your own private tour with just your group! Prices below are per person:

  • Guided Groups of 2: $5,325 USD per person
  • Guided Groups of 3: $4,050 USD per person
  • Guided Groups of 4: $3,350 USD per person
  • Guided Groups of 5: $3,025 USD per person
  • Guided Groups of 6: $2,725 USD per person
  • Guided Groups of 7: $2,350 USD per person
  • Guided Groups of 8 or 9: $2,325 USD per person
  • Guided Groups of 10: $2,125 USD per person
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Accommodation on Sacred Valley of the Incas Hiking Adventure Tour

This adventure tour will have you staying in a cozy hotel for 7 nights. The hotel has modern necessities that will keep you comfy and relaxed. Keep in mind that rooms are double occupancy, but you can always upgrade to single occupancy for an additional fee.

In some cases, the accommodation listed below may be swapped for other similar accommodations.

Single Rooms and Solo Travelers
For this tour, you are booking the entire villa for your group only, therefore the sleeping arrangements are entirely up to you.

Hotels on Standard Tour

Green House Villas in Sacred Valley

Built with traditional materials and flanked by stunning scenery, the Green House Villas offer an unforgettable, authentic Sacred Valley experience.

What’s included in the Sacred Valley of the Incas Hiking Adventure Tour?

Meals

7 breakfasts, 8 lunches, and 7 dinners are included on this tour. You will also receive snacks and water on days 1-7.

Accommodations

Accommodations for 7 nights along the tour.

Transportation during the Tour

Transportation is included throughout the tour.

Also Included

  • Guides
  • Trekking porter for Machu Picchu
  • Permits and entrance fees

Not included

  • Flights to get to and from Cusco
  • Personal expenses
  • Tour guide gratuities

Optional Extras

  • You can upgrade to single occupancy for a fee
  • Extra night in Cusco before or after the tour

Frequently Asked Questions about Sacred Valley of the Incas Hiking Adventure

Amazonas Explorer has been running high-end adventure travel tours in Peru for over 30 years. They offer both customizable and pre-set tours so your group can choose the perfect adventure.

British owned and Peruvian operated, Amazonas Explorer adheres to the highest European standards using the finest equipment available.

Amazonas Explorer knows you may only visit Peru once, so they aim to make that experience exceptional.

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Is this tour for me?

This tour is rated as a 2 / 5. It has five days of hiking, but the walks are not too intense and mostly family friendly. The only hike that families with young children might find strenuous is day 6 due to high elevation gain, but there are easy alternatives!

Local Guide

Andrea Nuñez
Andrea Nuñez
Cusco, Peru

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