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Sacred Valley & Short Inca Trail Hike

3 Days & 2 Nights | Starting From: $ per person

Sacred Valley (Moray, Salt Mines & Ollantaytambo) - KM 104 - Wiñaywayna - Sun Gate - Machu Picchu
Sacred Valley & Short Inca Trail Hike

Sacred Valley & Short Inca Trail Hike

3 Days & 2 Nights

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Activity Type
Hiking, Archaeology & Cultural
Max Altitude
2,720 m/ 8,924ft
Activity Level
Group Size
Min 2 ppl, Max 8 ppl

Sacred Valley Tour, Short Inca Trail to Machu Picchu 3 Days & 2 Nights

Explore the best archaeological sites in the Sacred Valley of the Incas & the Inca trail 2 days

Sacred Valley Tour & Short Inca Trail 3 days – Embark on this tour package three days Sacred Valley tour & Inca trail hike and discover the best the Sacred Valley has to offer in Peru and the iconic Inca Trail to the UNESCO world heritage site of Machu Picchu with private custom-made tours by local tour operator.

This Sacred Valley Tour and Short Inca Trail 3 days is a wonderful option for those who desire to explore the most important sites in the Sacred Valley of the Incas and walk in ancient footsteps to the magical, mystical Machu Picchu. With beautiful landscape, a great variety of flora and fauna on display, and visit the World wonder of Machu Pichu with a private guide at your side.

Explore the best Inca ruins in the Sacred Valley of the Incas, enjoy train journey along the Urubamba River, witness ancient constructions, luscious landscapes, and incredible wildlife through the Andean rainforest during this Sacred Valley & Inca Trail Package 3 days & 2night. This adventure tour & trek package offer you incredible amounts of beauty and history over an exciting 3-day trip; that you don’t want to miss out on.

The Sacred Valley & Inca Trail to Machu Picchu tour is a perfect combination of culture and history where you will learn all about the ancient culture of the Incas and the indigenous people who still live in the Sacred Valley of the Incas, as well as walk through different ecological floors, adorned with imposing snow peaks Mountains and connect with nature and Mother Earth in the most stunning landscape.


Trip Details for Sacred Valley & Inca Trail Package 3 Days & 2 Nights

Activities: Archaeological Site Tours, History, Hiking, Archaeology & Cultural Adventures

Physical Grading: This itinerary is rated Easy-moderate. You do not need to be a vastly experienced hiker but should be undertaken by people who are fairly fit and take regular exercise, and prepared for multiple hours of activity to make everything easier and more enjoyable. Since the short Inca Trail includes one day of hiking of 5-6 hours to the ancient Inca ruins of Machu Picchu.

Accommodation: The Sacred Valley & Inca Trail Package 3 days & 2 night includes two nights hotel accommodations, one in the town of Ollantaytambo/Sacred Valley and the other at Machu Picchu Pueblo “Aguas Calientes” after Inca Trail hike. Rooms are based on double occupancy. You can also book the tour without hotels, if you prefer to book it on your own. Just let us know

Group Size: A minimum of 2 people required to depart (min 2 – max 8 / average 4). Couple travelers, friend travelers, family groups are welcome to this fantastic adventure and tour of Sacred Valley with Inca Trail included. Prices are per person in USD, which are based on two people. The itinerary is described and based on shared services; however, you are looking for a private service, that would be upon request.

Limited Spaces: Yes. To protect the historical trail, the number of people allowed to hike the Short Inca Trail each day is limited to 250. That is why you should reserve your space as soon as possible. Spaces can be filled up three to four months in advance. Spaces fill more quickly in the high tourist season, from May to September.

Acclimatization: Since the short Inca Trail trek is carried out at a much lower altitude than the classic 4-day Inca Trail; you do not need to worry about acclimatization as much, although many people still find themselves short of breath when arriving at Wiñay Wayna so this trek should certainly not be considered an easy option. We recommend 1-day in Cusco before embarking on the Sacred Inca Trail to Machu Picchu.

Need to book in Advance: Of course, to get your preferred travel dates, due to the limited number of Machu Picchu, Inca Trail, Huayna Picchu, Montaña Machu Picchu permits released for each day by Peru’s government, you are encouraged to reserve your tour choices well in advance of their arrival date. Train tickets, entry tickets and good hotels are highly in demand and sell out early, especially during the high season or if you want to climb up Huayna Picchu Mountain. If you reserve early, then we can guarantee everything. For last minute reservations, we will do our best depending on what train tickets and hotels are available.

What's it like

Urquillos Hike in Sacred Valley
Hiking from Chinchero to Urquillos
Ollantaytambo Ruins and Terraces

If you have just 3 days to spend in Cusco, this action-package Sacred Valley and short version Inca trail itinerary is an ideal choice to explore the living history and breathtaking scenery of the Peruvian highlands, including World Wonder Machu Picchu.

Our Sacred Valley Tour to Short Inca Trail offer you to know the ancient Incan ruins of Peru’s Sacred Valley and hike 2-day Inca Trail through variety of historic sites, culminating at Machu Picchu, the most famous and grand of them all.

During the Short Inca Trail and Sacred Valley 3 Day hike, you’ll begin the day by taking a fantastic day trip to the Sacred Valley of the Incas and visit key sites such as the Inca ruins of Chinchero, Moray, Maras Salt Mines and Ollantaytambo before lodging in a nice hotel in the picturesque village of Ollantaytambo.

On day 2, experience everything wonderful about the last stretch of the classic 4-day trek by taking our Short Inca Trail trek. Along the way, visit fascinating archaeological sites including the astounding Wiñay Wayna, and then take a walk up to the Sun Gate to get your first spectacular views over the breathtaking Machu Picchu.

End your tour to the Sacred Valley and the Inca Trail by exploring the lost city of the Incas, Machu Picchu and learn the history of the great Inca civilization from your private guide while exploring the most outstanding Inca site and the highlight of many peoples’ trip to Peru.

Highlights of the Sacred Valley Tour and Short Inca Trail

  • Venture out from Cusco to explore the Sacred Valley on a full-day tour and visit the best Inca ruins and sites including Chinchero, Moray, the Salt Mines and Ollantaytambo
  • Learn the weaving process explained by Andean women in Chinchero and observe their beautiful pieces of handmade art.
  • Visit the Incan agricultural terraces of Moray, which are extraordinary rings of stone terraces built almost like an amphitheater.
  • Stop off at the Maras Salt Mines; a stunning array of terraces filled with water that collect salt and have been in use since pre-Columbian times.
  • Spend the night in the charming town of Ollantaytambo after exploring the best Inca ruins in the Sacred Valley of the Incas
  • Hike around that amazing Inca site of Ollantaytambo and learn all about its history from your friendly trained, English speaking local guides
  • Reach the Wonder of the World Machu Picchu through the Sun Gate as the Incas did.
  • Hike through some of the most spectacular Andean landscapes, a great variety of flora and fauna on display you’ll see.
  • Trace ancient footsteps along the original Inca Trail and be transported back in time.
  • Marvel at the fantastic views of the Sacred Valley mountain range throughout the day.
  • Visit Inca archaeological sites such as Chachabamba, Wiñaywayna and Machu Picchu and learn all about their culture and history from your knowledgeable guide.
  • Spend the night in comfort in a comfy hotel in Aguas Calientes.
  • Explore the magical Machu Picchu with your guide and understand its secrets.
  • Enjoy a wide range of sights all in 3 day tour packages with every detail planned for you.

Itinerary At a Glance

  • DAY
    Sacred Valley Full Day Tour (Chinchero, Moray, the Salt Mines and Ollantaytambo)

    Embark on a fantastic day trip to the Sacred Valley of the Incas from Cusco and visit the weavers at Chinchero and the most significant Inca sites, such as Moray Inca agricultural ruins, the Maras salt mines, as well as Ollantaytambo archaeological site. Spend the night in the town of Ollantaytambo

  • DAY
    Ollantaytambo – KM 104 – Wiñay Wayna – Sun Gate/Inti Punku – Machu Picchu

    Enjoy train journey to Km 104, along the Urubamba river, then hike the length of the Inca Trail surrounded with beautiful landscape, and explore Inca archaeological sites and get your first glimpse of Machu Picchu from Sun Gate as the Incas did before spending the night in Aguas Calientes

  • DAY
    Aguas Calientes – Machu Picchu Inca Site – Aguas Calientes – Ollantaytambo – Cusco

    Explore the magical Machu Picchu with your guide and learn its secrets before coming back to Aguas Calientes. Then, you will board the train to Ollantaytambo, and our private transportation will take you back to Cusco.

Full Itinerary of the Sacred Valley Tour and Short Inca Trail to Machu Picchu

Pre-tour briefing: We’ll meet you at your hotel lobby in Cusco the night before the “Sacred Valley & Short Inca Trail to Machu Picchu 3D” to go over the itinerary and you’ll able to take this opportunity to ask final questions and make any final preparations. The meeting will be at 5:00 pm the evening before the trek begins. In case you can´t at this time “please let us know” to coordinate another time.

Day 1: Sacred Valley of the Inca Tour (Chinchero + Moray + Maras Salt Mines + Ollantaytambo)

After your delicious breakfast at your hotel in Cusco, we’ll pick you up at 7:30 am for the scenic private drive through the Sacred Valley. After driving for about 45 minutes, we will stop at the beautiful town of Chinchero (3,762 m / 12,343 ft) to enjoy the traditional handmade weaving demonstration of textiles in Chinchero, as well as explore the Inca sited of Chinchero and witness the panoramic views of Chicon and the Pitusiray Mountains.

We’ll continue to the mind-boggling impressive Moray archaeological site (3,385 m / 11,106 ft) made up of a series of giant circular terraces and a complex irrigation system. Moray Inca Ruins is known as the largest agricultural laboratory in the world because it was used to cultivate food that only grows in tropical climates.

After exploring the circular terraces of Moray and feeling the energy of this intriguing site, we’ll continue traveling to the town of Maras to enjoy lunch (not included). After a rest, it’s time to head aboard our private transport and drive to these surreal salt ponds, known as Maras Salt Mines, or locally as Salineras de Maras that are close by.

At salt mines in Maras, there are a set of more than 3,000 small white pools developed by the Inca to harvest salt through evaporation. These salt flats are still in use today and are filled with water that evaporates, producing the salt that the residents collect and package to sell in different markets in the region. This salt has a pink hue and is well known for its healing properties and delicious flavor. It makes for a great gift for someone back home and is perfect for cooking with.

Once we end exploring the ancient salt pans in Maras, we continue traveling through the Sacred Valley to the small town of Ollantaytambo to explore its archeological ruins and witness a great example of Incan architecture.

Within the beautiful Ollantaytambo’s stone fortresses, you will find a series of very important places, the amazing Temple of the Sun, Moon, and The Temple of the 10 Niches, as well as cobblestone streets, which remain remarkably intact similar to their original appearances after construction by the Inca.

Once the Sacred Valley Tour is over, we will drop you off at your hotel in Ollantaytambo. Overnight in the town of Ollantaytambo.

  • 2* Accommodations: Tunupa Lodge
  • 3* Accommodation: Pakaritampu Hotel or El Alberge
  • There are no 4* hotels in Ollantaytambo

Day 2: Ollantaytambo – Km 104 – Wiñay Wayna – Sun Gate – Machu Picchu – Aguas Calientes

Walk in Ancient Footsteps and Transport Back in Time

acred Valley & Short Inca Trail to Machu Picchu
Sacred Valley & Short Inca Trail to Machu Picchu

We’ll begin our short Inca trail tour of 2 days and 1 night to Machu Picchu by picking you up from your hotel in Ollantaytambo at 5:30am, before boarding the Expedition Class Train to Machu Picchu at 6:10 am, we will provide your box lunch, which you carry in your daypack.

Then, we will enjoy a leisure 1 hour and 30 minutes train trip along the Urubamba River and through the Peruvian Andes, with phenomenal views of snow-capped mountains to lush jungle, overflowing with orchids and ferns until the beginning of the 2-day Inca Trail, called Km 104 – Chachabamba, located in the cloud forest.

Once we disembark after train journey, we will notice the warmer air temperature at these lower climes and feel the warm breath of Peru’s Amazon rainforest on our skin. Next, we will head straight to the checkpoint at Chachabamba, where your original passports and permits are verified before starting our trek (we take care of all the necessary paperwork at the time of booking and all these documents will be carried by your tour guide)

After passing the Inca Trail checkpoint, our first stop is at small Inca ruin of Chachabamba, where your tour guide will introduce you to Inca history and the Inca Trail. After exploring the beautiful Chachabamba archeological Inca site that feature ceremonial water baths, a natural rock altar, and a small plaza. We will hike along an ancient Inca Trail abandoned in the 16th century together with Machu Picchu.

The first section of the Short Inca Trail is a gradual uphill hike for 3.5-4 hours with some flat parts, beautiful orchids, waterfalls, and lovely views of the Sacred Valley abound as we rise up the mountainside, until we arrive at Wiñay Wayna (2,650m / 8,695ft), which means ‘forever young or the place that never gets old;’ this is one of the most beautiful Inca sites on the Inca Trail.

At archeological site of Wiñay Wayna, we will take some time to explore this stunning archaeological site while enjoying spectacular views of the Andes. We will enjoy our packed lunch; once fed, we will continue our trek to the Sun Gate/ Inti Punku (2,700m / 8,858ft) to catch your first glimpse of the Lost City of the Incas – a truly unforgettable sight; from where you get your first outstanding view of Machu Picchu, with all its incredible architecture, and beautiful mountains surrounding the area.

We will arrive at Sun Gate around 3 to 4 pm when the crowds from Machu Picchu have left; allowing you time to gaze on Machu Picchu and get the perfect picture. After taking photos and exploring the area, it’s another one-hour downhill walk from the Sun Gate to the ancient Inca citadel, with breathtaking views.

We will arrive at Machu Picchu in the afternoon and have the unique opportunity to experience the city almost empty. This day is the perfect photo opportunity! Then take the bus down to Aguas Calientes and head to your hotel. After that we’ll head to have dinner in a local restaurant (included) and spend the night in a 3-star hotel. We recommend going to bed early to make the most of the next day.

Day 3: Aguas Calientes – Inca Site of Machu Picchu – Aguas Calientes – Ollantaytambo – Cusco

The last day of the short Inca Trail tour, today we explore the Astounding Inca City of Machu Picchu and experience in an exclusive and private tour!

After a well-deserved night’s rest, we have to get up very early to prepare for wandering the mysterious streets of the majestic historical sanctuary of Machu Picchu. Breakfast will be served in the hotel; then, we will take a short walk from your hotel to catch a bus at 05:30 am that’ll take us on a 25-minute drive to the entrance of the Inca citadel.

Arriving as the sky brightens, we’ll enter just before the sun comes up and paints the fortress with a gorgeous golden hue; there we will witness the sunrise. It is a truly extraordinary site and not something you’ll want to miss! Then, at ancient citadel of Machu Picchu, you will have time and soak it all in and taking your first few photographs.

Onward, your tour guide will take you on a 2-hour comprehensive guided tour of the site by CIRCUIT #3. We’ll be visiting the most remarkable places of Machu Picchu with a private exclusive Peru Spirit Adventure’s tour guide, visit the temples, palaces, and farming terraces, and learn the history of Machu Picchu. You will also learn about how Machu Picchu is divided into three sectors: agricultural, residential and religious.

Here are a couple of alternative activities that you might wish to indulge in your tour on your own:

  • After the Machu Picchu tour, climb up Huayna Picchu Mountain and appreciate the beauty and magnificence of Machu Picchu below (not included in your tour price and must be booked way in advance to guarantee a ticket).
  • You hike down from Machu Picchu to Aguas Calientes using the Hiram Bingham original trail; on the way, you can visit the Machu Picchu museum, butterfly station and enjoy the fantastic views or you can go to the hot springs (entrance fees required)

After guided tour in Machu Picchu, your tour guide will explain how to take the bus from Machu Picchu back to Aguas Calientes for lunch (not included). You will have time to explore the town, choose the restaurant of your preference, buy souvenirs in the local market.

later in the afternoon, you will board the Expedition train at 14:55 pm or 15:20 pm for the return trip to Cusco, stopping at the Ollantaytambo Train Station and from there you will be driven back to your hotel in Cusco in our private van arriving at around 7 PM. END OF THE SERVICE


  • On the 2-day Inca Trail hike, we will be doing the circuit #3 and there is no way to do another circuit unless you buy an additional entrance to Machu Picchu.
  • You can upgrade to the Vistadome Train for the same times, 2:55pm or 3:20pm, 4:22pm, or 4:43pm. The cost is $00 USD.
  • Early trains can be organized by requested and it has to be done by booking time.

What’s Included For Sacred Valley Tour and Short Inca Trail?

  • Pre-tour briefing the night before the tour to go over the itinerary, and answer any question
  • English speaking professional tour guide for three days
  • Private and comfortable van with a professional driver to explore Sacred Valley
  • Collection from your Cusco hotel in the morning of the first day
  • Sacred Valley Tour with entrances included
  • Entrance tickets to the Inca cities and archeological sites
  • Round trip train tickets: Train tickets are in Expedition tourist class. Your train from Ollantaytambo to Aguas Calientes will be at 06:10am and from Aguas Calientes to Ollantaytambo at 14:55 pm or 15:22 pm, based on availability.
  • Hotels: On these 3-day tour package, we included a one evening stay in Ollantaytambo and a one evening stay in Aguas Calientes with private room, bathroom, wifi and breakfast (rooms are based on double occupancy and triple occupancy in case of families or friends). We can also book the tour without any hotels, if you prefer to book them on your own. There is a surcharge for a single room.
  • Inca Trail Permit & Entrance fee to Machu Picchu Archaeological Complex (Day 1: final time slot, Day 2: first time slot 6-10am)
  • 1 box lunch & 1 dinner in Aguas Calientes town after the Inca trail hike, on day 2
  • Bus ticket from Machu Picchu to Aguas Calientes, on day 2
  • Round trip bus ticket from Aguas Calientes to Machu Picchu, on day 3
  • Private guided tour to Machu Picchu
  • Private transport from Ollantaytambo to your hotel in Cusco
  • Oxygen tank
  • All local taxes

What Is Not Included?

  • Hotel before/after the trek
  • Walking poles (must have intact rubber bottoms)
  • Meals: Meals are not included in this package (except for 1 box lunch on Inca trail hike and 1 dinner in Aguas Calientes)
  • Extra hikes within Machu Picchu: Wayna Picchu or Machu Picchu Mountain – please note if you choose this option we cannot guarantee a spot will be available. We recommend booking well in advance for these hikes
  • Huayna Picchu mountain – $75 per person
  • Machu Picchu mountain – $75 per person
  • Gratuities: Tipping is always appreciated and should be based completely on your satisfaction. Although it may not be customary to you, it is of considerable significance to the people who will take care of you during your travels.
  • Travel Insurance: This is not required, but always recommended. For those of you who live at sea-level, landing in Cusco will take an adjustment period. Most people need one or two days to adjust. In case you have a hard time adjusting to the altitude, it is suggested to have protection for missed tours.
  • Flights: Most people will get to Cusco by air. Please remember that the Cusco airport is for domestic travel only. If you come directly from overseas through Lima, you must get your bags in Lima and re-check them for your flight to Cusco. LATAM Perú is the most reliable of the airlines. Avianca and Peruvian Airlines are acceptable companies, as well. They all offer similar schedules and in-flight service, but we usually recommend either LATAM airlines or AVIANCA. They tend to be the most helpful when unexpected flight cancellations or delays occur. You will not return from your last day tour until around 8 p.m. on day two, so be sure your flight is not until the next day, when leaving Cusco.

What to bring for the Sacred Valley and Short Inca Trail Tour

  • Original passport (if you have acquired a new one after you made your booking, bring both)
  • Backpack (if not waterproof bring waterproof backpack cover or a poncho that will cover your backpack)
  • Comfortable shoes/flip-flops or Sturdy Hiking boots
  • Refillable water bottle (hydration bags are recommended)
  • Sun protection: sunscreen, sun hat, sunglasses
  • Insect repellent
  • Rain poncho or a good rain jacket
  • Long-sleeved shirts to prevent sunburn
  • Toiletries / small towel
  • Trail snacks (dry fruits, energy bars, etc.)
  • Extra money to buy souvenirs, drinks, and tips
  • Bathing clothes for the hot springs (optional)

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    • Your deposit for the tours and treks are 100% non-refundable. If you need to cancel for any reason, as you approach your tour start date, there may be additional cost due. There are no exceptions due to the fact, that PERU SPIRIT ADVENTURE expends a great deal of expense purchasing permits, entrance tickets, and making deposits for reservations or services, most of which are non-changeable, non-transferable, and non-refundable by government regulation. We also do not accept medical notes of any kind, as our out of pocket expenses are non-refundable to us.


    • Cancellations made 30 days in advance have no charge (with the exception of the non-refundable deposit) with the following exception:
    • Inca Trail treks
    • In the case of cancellation, the customer will not receive a refund of their deposit
    • If the customer cancels between 30 and 10 days before their trek, they must pay 50% of the total trip cost.
    • If the customer cancels between 10 and 3 days before their trek, they must pay 80% of the total cost.
    • If the customer cancels 2 days or less before their trek, they must pay 100% of the total cost.
    • In the exceptional case that a customer decides to leave once they have started the trek, no refund will be given. The customer must also pay any additional expenses they incur such as food, lodging, and transportation. On the last day, the customer will be able to rejoin the group and participate in the Machu Picchu tour.
    • If after the tour has started a client cannot participate in the trek or tour (due to sickness, physical problems, etc.) no refund will be given. The customer must also pay any additional costs they incur for transportation, lodging, and food. On the last day, the tourist will be able to rejoin the group and participate in the Machu Picchu tour.
    • In the case of natural disaster that prevents a service being completed, the customer will receive a 50% refund.
    • In the case of a natural disaster that requires a change in the trek route, but the trek is still completed, there will be no refund.
    • In the very unlikely circumstance that your service is not completed due to a fault of Peru Spirit Adventure, you will receive a full refund (including your deposit).


    • PERMITS: Permits for the Inca Trail are in your name and can not be transferred to anyone else under any circumstances. Change of dates is also not possible once a permit has been purchased. Permits are non-refundable and non-transferable. The deposit will be forfeited. Please note that this is a regulation of the Peruvian government and not Peru Spirit Adventure (or any agency).
    • In extreme cases when the “Inca Trail to Machu Picchu” is declared closed for safety reasons, Peru Spirit Adventure will replace your trek with an alternative trek.
    • Those who booked PERMITS with a Student ID must bring that ID with them on the trek. If they fail to show this card to the Park Rangers, they will not be allowed entry onto the trail.


    • Please note that for the Inca Trail, permits are not-changeable, not-transferable, and not-refundable. Dates can never be changed by government policy.

    With the exception of the Inca Trail treks, we are generally able to change a trek date.

    • To change the date of your non-Inca Trail trek, there is a fee of US $75 per person if the change occurs more than 30 days prior to trek departure.
    • If the change occurs 21 to 30 days prior to trek departure, the fee is US $100 per person.
    • If the change occurs 10 to 20 days before trek departure, the fee is US $150 per person.
    • Changes less than 10 days prior to trek departure will have varying fees, which can be discussed at the time the change is being made.
    • Changes made must be to another group trek for a minimum of 2 individuals. If a single traveler needs to change dates, and there is not an existing option for that date, the change will not be possible.


    • We highly recommend travel insurance for all of our customers.
    • Coverage should include baggage loss, accident, emergency air rescue and trip cancellation. Trip cancellation insurance should reimburse you for non-recoverable air or land expenses should you cancel your trip due to personal or family illness, as well as covering any medical or emergency evacuation expenses if you become ill during your trip.
    • In the case of illness or injury on one of our treks or tours, we are trained to provide emergency first aid and arrange transportation to a proper medical facility. However, we are not responsible for the cost of those transportation services or the cost of medical care.


    • Once you book your tour, we send your information immediately to “Machu Picchu Park” in order for permits to be issued as soon as possible.
    • You will need to bring your actual passport for all services. A photocopy will not be accepted.
    • The information we will to Machu Picchu Park includes your full name, passport number, nationality, gender, and age. That information cannot be modified.
      • The only exception is in the case of a changed passport number due to renewal.
        • If your passport number changes between reserving your spot and the start of your trek, you will need to bring your old as well as your new passport to the start of the Trek.
      • If any of the information on your passport does not match the information we were previously provided, you won’t be able to start the trek.
    • If you arrive in Cusco and did not advise us that you have a new passport number, and that your information has changed, Peru Spirit Adventure will not be held responsible. In this situation it will be the responsibility of the customer to pay the extra expense of returning to Cusco or Machu Picchu (transportation, food and other expenses).

    TRAVEL IN PERU: Peru Spirit Adventure operates in regions, where standards of accommodation can vary. Transportation and other services might not be like those you would normally have back home. However, we strive with all due care and skill, to provide the best service for our clients. Traveling in Peru requires flexibility, patience, broad-mindedness, good humor and an understanding that changes may be made without notice due to circumstances or occurrences beyond our control. For example: a strike, protest, landslide, bad weather, etc. (Force Majeure). By booking any of our tours & treks, you agree to allow Peru Spirit Adventure to make necessary changes without liability.


    Force Majeure is any event that PERU SPIRIT ADVENTURE cannot with all due care foresee, control or avoid. This covers events such as war or threat of war, riot, civil strike, terrorist activity, industrial dispute, disease, natural disasters, adverse weather conditions, fire or all similar events beyond our control. In this case, PERU SPIRIT ADVENTURE will not accept liability and reserves the right to change, postpone or even cancel trips. (This is a last option, of course!)


    By booking any of our adventure trips (Inca Trail to Machu Picchu, Lares, Salkantay, Ausangate, Choquequirao, Rainbow Mountain trek and more) you assume the risks associated with personal accidents, medical emergencies, air travel problems etc. For these treks, PERU SPIRIT ADVENTURE Agency accepts no responsibility.


    • You must advise Peru Spirit Adventure of any medical problems or allergies you may have. You need to be in good physical health, and if your health is questionable, then you should consult a doctor. If you are over the age of 70 years old, then you will need to present us with a current good health medical certificate.
    • You must advise your guide if you wish to leave the group or the camping area for independent walks or sightseeing. If you are experiencing any problems with the services of the guide or tour, please advise the guide in that moment, so that he can resolve any problems.
    • All balances need to be paid in either cash or PayPal (see “FINAL PAYMENTS” section above).
    • In order to receive a student discount, you must send your valid University ID to Peru Spirit Adventure at the time of booking. ID must have your name, photo and valid expiration date. Any card without an expiration date will not be accepted. You will then be required to bring your student card with you on the trek – they will not allow you to pass through the checkpoint without this original card.
    • You will be required to show the original passport (not a copy) that you booked with, at the checkpoint to enter the Inca Trail. If you originally booked with an old passport and then renewed your passport, you must also bring your expired passport along with your new, valid passport to permit entry or they will refuse your entrance to the trail.
    • Cancellations: Your deposit is 100% non-refundable. If you need to cancel for any reason, as you approach your tour start date, there may be additional cost due. There are absolutely no exceptions (we do not accept medical notes of any kind) as our out of pocket expenses are non-refundable to us (see “CANCELLATION FEES” section above).
    • PERMITS: Permits for the Inca Trail are in your name and can not be transferred to anyone else under any circumstances. Change of dates is also not possible once a permit has been purchased. Permits are non-refundable and non-transferable. The deposit will be forfeited. Please note that this is a regulation of the Peruvian government and not PERU SPIRIT ADVENTURE (or any agency).
    • All Adventure Treks include transportation to Cusco. The return train route depends on train availability.
    • If you become ill or injured on the trail and are unable to continue, a porter will be provided to accompany you back to an area with emergency assistance capabilities. Helicopter airlifts and medical assistance are at the expense of the trekker. If you are unable to complete the tour due to illness, we will assist you in meeting your group at Machu Picchu to recommence your tour at that point. There will be no refund of the original payment.
    • PERU SPIRIT ADVENTURE will take all reasonable care in providing to our clients avoidance of accident, illness, and loss of personal property, and will only employ suitably qualified staff. We accept responsibility for the actions of our own employees. Peru Spirit Adventure cannot, however, be responsible for any action of third parties. You are totally responsible for your own personal property and rented equipment.
    • PERU SPIRIT ADVENTURE does not take responsibility for unfavorable weather conditions, natural catastrophe, strikes, accidents, illness, injury, loss of personal ítems, etc. It is the client’s responsibility to carry insurance to cover these types of events. We reserve the right to modify or cancel the program due to any of the unforeseen conditions listed above.
    • In extreme cases when the “Inca Trail to Machu Picchu” is declared closed for safety reasons, Peru Spirit Adventure will replace your trek with an alternative trek.


    • We strongly suggest spending time at high altitude (above 3000 meters / 9842 feet)- in Cusco or another high altitude area for a minimum of 2- 4 days before undertaking your trip. This is in order to minimize the possible effects of altitude sickness. By drinking plenty of fluids, adding sugar to your drinks, eating food high in carbohydrates, avoiding cigarettes, alcohol, and drinking coca tea (ancient traditional leaf) will help your body acclimatize.
    • We recommend you arrive in Cusco 48 hours or more before trek departure because occasionally we need to leave earlier than scheduled in case of strikes or other events out of our control (see ‘Force Majeure’ section below)


    You accept and grant to Peru Spirit Adventure – Tour Operator the right to use your images, photos, and videos that show or describe during your participation in any tour, trekking or adventure, in any advertising of any type, without payment of any additional consideration.

    Thanks again for choosing us and we look forward to seeing you in Cusco!

    Peru Spirit Adventure Team!

    Peru Spirit Adventure

    Who is Peru Spirit Adventure? We are a small tour operator company owned by a local Peruvian experts with more than 10 years of experience as a guide. Our office is based in Cusco, a city in the Peruvian Andes and is located near the central square, Plaza del Armas. Our team is made up of knowledgeable and passionate tour guides from Cusco and Andes with many years of experience Read more



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