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Day Trips through Sacred Valley from Urubamba

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Ollantaytambo Ruins - Pisac Ruins - Pisac Market or Moray - Maras Salt Mines - Ollantaytambo - Chinchero
Day Trips through Sacred Valley from Urubamba

Day Trips through Sacred Valley from Urubamba

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Activity Type
Archaeology & Cultural Adventures
Max Altitude
3,750 m / 12,302 ft
Activity Level
Leisurely (Easy, gentle walk, stone steps)
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100% Private Tour - Only You and Your Party

Sacred Valley Tour from Urubamba to Cusco - Guided Tours & Day Trips in Urubamba

Explore the best part of Sacred Valley and Inca ruins by taking the best day trips from Urubamba

Guided tour of Sacred Valley from Urubamba – A private tour designed for those visitors who head straight (from Cusco airport) to the Urubamba Valley or Sacred Valley either to take advantage of the lower altitude and acclimatize, or as stop-off on their way to a Machu Picchu tour, also perfect for those who are on the way back to Cusco to see the city once you’ve adjusted to the thinner air or the airport after having a great adventure to Machu Picchu.

This day tour through Sacred Valley of the Incas from Urubamba is exclusively created to start from any small boutique and luxury hotels located in the extensive valley of Urubamba, between the towns of Pisac and Ollantaytambo, or another location, near to the Sacred Valley; to show the country’s magical sites through exclusive though authentic tours, in harmony with the natural world.

In this Tour of Sacred Valley from Urubamba, enjoy personalized attention and a flexible itinerary on this private tour of the most beautiful tourist places and the best highlights of the Sacred Valley, such as the archeological sites of Pisac, Ollantaytambo, Chinchero, Moray and the Maras Salt Mines, as well as local typical markets, local farms, and non-tourist markets.

During this best day trips in Urubamba, explore the best part of Sacred Valley in only one day with a private Peru Spirit Adventure knowledgeable guide at your side and stop-offs en route to experience a wool-dyeing & weaving demonstration, chicha-brewing lesson, get local typical markets, and stops at lookout points to witness the breathtaking panoramic views of the Andes Mountains.

Don’t see the tour you want? No problem! This tour is completely customizable, which means you can design their own unique and route trips across Sacred Valley, focusing on certain interests sites, and so have unique experience with local private tour guides.

What's it like

If you are planning on visiting Peru and stay in the Urubamba Valley which is significantly lower than Cusco to acclimate. Then looking for an exciting trip to the Sacred Valley of the Incas from Urubamba to visit key sites? Look no further, we offer you the best tours and things to do during your stay in Urubamba in a private service.

Experience the magic of this special area with a range of tours that will tantalize your senses, by taking an unforgettable journey through its stunning landscape and fascinating history. Book your tour from Urubamba today!

These guided tours and day trips in or from Urubamba are totally customizable. Tours can be started from any point of Sacred Valley, Urubamba, Ollantaytambo, Cusco or airport with Drop-Offs at the respective hotels in Cusco, Urubamba, Ollantaytambo, Airport or another place, and the tours can be extended to Machu Picchu and other sites like Cusco City Tour, Rainbow Mountain, etc.

Sacred Valley highlights and popular day trips from Urubamba

  • Marvel at awe-inspiring landscapes, visit incredible archaeological sites, and learn all about the rich history on a day trip from Urubamba, Perú.
  • Enjoy the extensive archaeological complex of Pisac, which boasts extensive agricultural terracing of the Incan empire, guard posts, watchtowers and many impressive examples of Inca architecture
  • Stop off at the surreal salt ponds, also known as Maras Salt Mines; a stunning array of terraces filled with water that collect salt and have been in use since pre-Columbian times.
  • Visit the Incan agricultural terraces of Moray, which are extraordinary rings of stone terraces built almost like an amphitheater, where the Inca culture developed new crops
  • Hike around that amazing archaeological site of Ollantaytambo, with excellent views of the surrounding countryside, the village of Ollantaytambo itself and learn all about its history.
  • Learn the history of the Incas while explore the amazing landscapes of the Sacred Valley of the Incas, and must-see Inca ruins and archaeological sites, on a full-day tour from Cusco
  • Journey through the famous Sacred Valley of the Incas following the Urubamba River and witness picturesque towns of Pisac, Calca, Yucay, Urubamba, Maras & Ollanatytambo.
  • Enjoy beautiful views of the Urubamba Mountain range and contemplate the peaks of the Verónica and Chicón Mountains, as well as the fantastic views of the Sacred Valley.
  • Don’t miss the chance to venture out on a custom Sacred Valley tour to experience all of its unique cultural & historic offerings.

Trip Itinerary

Perfect Itinerary to Tour the Sacred Valley from Urubamba to Cusco

Discover the best tours from Urubamba and embark on unforgettable adventure exploring Peru’s Sacred Valley and see the best sights in Urubamba with some unique tours & day trips, or get an insight to the life of Incas and Inca civilization on this full day Cusco Sacred Valley Tour or Sacred Valley Day Tour from Cusco.

To explore the best highlights of the Sacred Valley in 1 day starting in Urubamba and finishing in Cusco or returning to their hotel in Urubamba/Ollantaytambo, we have crafted itineraries that might suit perfectly to your timing or places that just appeal to you.

Our carefully selected tours guarantee personalized attention, expert guides and exceptional service. Choose us for the best tours from Urubamba and create lasting memories of your trip in Peru. These tours are totally customizable, see the options below and let us know which option you want:

Option 1: Ollantaytambo, Pisac Inca Town and Artisan Market Tour – 1 Day

Tick off Ollantaytambo’s Inca fortress, Pisac ruins and its colourful market in the Sacred Valley on a day trip from Urubamba—the perfect choice for history buffs and first-time visitors.

Detailed Itineary

Your private guide and driver will collect you from the lobby of your hotel at 8:00am, and drive you to the lovely village of Ollantaytambo, known as the “Last living Inca City,” in the Sacred Valley, which it serves as the gateway to Machu Picchu.

Your first stop is at Ollantaytambo ruins, famous for its Temple of the Sun and fortress whose 100 tons construction rocks were brought from 5 miles away and its very well preserved streets from the Incan times.

Continuing your tour through the scenic Sacred Valley of the Incas, you will drive towards the village of Pisac through a narrow Urubamba valley, passing through gorgeous towns such as Urubamba, Yucay, Calca and amazing landscapes.

The next stop is at Pisaq Archaeological Site which boasts an impressive Incan complex located on the top of an important mountain in the Sacred Valley. You will witness magnificent tombs, temples, and houses enclosed by gigantic walls. There are also agricultural terraces here.

After touring, you will get in the car and return to the town of Pisaq, which has a large daily market full of produce for both tourists and locals. This market is particularly popular because the local craftspeople manufacture their goods and sell them directly to tourists.

Option 2: Moray, Maras Salt Mines, Chinchero and Ollantaytambo Tour – 1 Day

In this tour of Sacred Valley from Urubamba, experience the majestic salt pans of Maras, Moray Inca ruins, Ollantaytambo Ruins and Weavers at Chinchero in One Day

Detailed Itinerary

After being picked up at your hotel in Urubamba at 8:00 am, you’ll embark on a journey through the Sacred Valley in the Peruvian Andes and drive in a private van to picturesque town of Ollantaytambo with your private tour guide.

At Ollantaytambo town, enjoy a guided tour of its well-preserved archaeological site, which showcases the architectural prowess of the Incas, with intricate stone terraces, ceremonial temples and the impressive Temple of the Sun.

You will then continue through the valley to visit the Moray archeological site, which boasts a series of circular terraces, burrowed into the earth like a huge amphitheater. The complex is believed to have served as an elaborate agricultural laboratory for the Incas.

Continuing your tour through the Sacred Valley, you will go towards these surreal salt ponds, known as Maras Salt Mines; where you’ll discover more than 3000 ancient Inca Maras salt ponds carved by the Incas, which was the main provider salt center to Cusco and it’s still even today for many communities around and the Sacred Valley.

Upon the conclusion of your tour, you will travel to visit Chinchero a quaint village of great weavers with a lovely XVII colonial church and some Incan archeological remains. Finishing this tour, you will drive to Cusco or back to your hotel and be dropped at your hotel

This is a great way to explore the Sacred Valley while learning about the Incan stuff like history, agriculture, nourishment, religious and so on. This Sacred Valley Tour option can be started from Urubamba, Ollantaytambo and finish in Cusco or viceversa.

Option 3: Moray Terraces, Maras Salt Mines and Pisac (Ruins & Market) Tour – 1 Day

Enjoy the history and the outstanding views of the Sacred Valley of the Incas in one day by visiting Moray Inca site, stunning Salt flats of Maras and the Inca ruins of Pisac

Detailed Iitinerary

We pick you up from your hotel in Urubamba at 8:00 am and lead you to the western side of the Sacred Valley of the Incas to explore Maras Salt Mines and Moray Ruins, located around the town of Maras in Peru.

During your journey, enjoy panoramic views of the mountains and snow-capped peaks of the Andes while driving in a comfortable van until you reach the circular terraces of Moray.

In the archaeological complex of Moray, you will learn about Moray’s story and what’s behind this experimental agricultural research center with different-height platforms of the ancient civilization, because of this place, today we are able to have over 3000 sorts of potatoes and other plants.

We continue the journey toward the Salt mines of Maras, created by the water coming down from the Qaqa Wiñay Mountain. Here you will learn about the process by which this product is created in its 3,000 wells. The pink salt of Maras is one of its most precious derivatives.

After enjoying a guided tour of Maras Salt Mines and Moray with a local expert guide, we return to the Urubamba town to enjoy lunch (not included) in a local restaurant.

Following lunch, we drive through the famous Sacred Valley of the Incas to the archeological complex of Pisac, where you’ll enjoy the beautiful views across the valley and around while learning the history of the Inca Empire from your private guide.

After exploring the splendid Inca ruins of Pisac located on the top of an important mountain in the Sacred Valley. We’ll head back to Pisac town to visit its colorful market (optional), where we can browse the array of local artisan work and other souvenirs.

At the end of the tour of the fascinating ruins of Moray, Maras Salt Mines, and Pisac in the Sacred Valley, we will drop you off at your hotel in Urubamba by 5:00pm or in Cusco by 6:30pm.

Option 4: Pisac Archaeological Site and Sacsayhuaman Ruins Tour – 1 Day

Embark on a fantastic day trip to explore Pisac Ruins and its Market, and cap off the experience with a tour of the archaeological complex of Sacsayhuaman on the way back to Cusco or airport.

Detailed Itinerary

After being collected from your hotel at 8:00 am, we will drive in our comfortable private van through the heart of the enchanting Sacred Valley over one hour to our first stop, the local community called Pisac.

In Pisac you will be guided through the impressive Inca ruins above the town that offers stunning views of the surrounding valley and then see its massive farming terraces and a great Inca cemetery with more than 2000 tombs, both from Incan times, you will also witness many examples of original Inca architecture.

After exploring the Inca site, head down to Pisac town, known for its lively local market (though it is open daily). The market is a great place to shop for souvenirs, including textiles, ceramics, and jewelry. You’ll also find plenty of fresh produce, including exotic fruits and vegetables, and street food vendors selling local specialties.

After Pisac you will be driven for 20 minutes to Taray viewpoint, an observation platform that offers breathtaking vistas of the Sacred Valley, the Urubamba River, the farming lands, and the Peruvian Andes. Onward, you will drive to explore the archeological sites of Tambomachay, Q’enqo, Puca Pucará and Sacsayhuaman, which are located just above Cusco City

The next stop will be at Inca archaeological site of Tambomachay also known as El Baño del Inca or the “bath of the Inca,” which boast series of aqueducts, canals, and waterfalls. Then you head to Puka Pukara, a reddish color military fortress, which is built of of large walls, terraces, and staircases.

Continue your tour with a visit to the underground temple of Qenqo, where you can stroll through a labyrinth of impressive rock carvings and tunnels carved into solid rock.

Finally, you finish the tour at Sacsayhuaman, a massive Inca fortress, made up of massive stone walls that were built without the use of mortar by the Incas during the late 15th century; and marvel at the most impressive examples of Inca stonework and engineering.

Option 5: Pisac Ruins & Pisac Market, Pikillacta Ruins, & Tipon Ruins Tour – 1 Day

In this Excursion to the Sacred Valley or Tour from Urubamba to Cusco, visit the amazing Pisac ruins and its colorful Market, the archaeological sites of Tipón and Pikillacta in the Southeast of Cusco on a leisurely full-day tour with a private local guide

Detailed Itinerary

Your day trip to Pisac (market, Inca ruins) in the Sacred Valley and South Valley of Cusco starts with an 8:00 am pickup from your Urubamba hotel in a private van

Then enjoy a 1 hour and 30 minute drive through the Urubamba Valley, enjoying phenomenal views of the Peruvian Andes, witnessing the picturesque villages of Yucay, Calca and Lamay to the community of Pisac.

Your first stop is at a village in Pisac. Visit a local market that gives you a better idea about life in this area. You can choose to pick up some souvenirs here if you’d like (own expense).

Onward, explore the Inca ruins site that’s here, and see ancient temples, residences, altars, channels, carvings, tunnels, and caves. Afterward, get back in the car for about a 50-minute drive to the pre-Inca site of Pikillacta

At Pikillacta, visit the amazing and unique adobe pre-Inca complex was built by the Wari culture who once dominated the central highland and coastal regions of Peru.

Finally, visit the Inca site of Tipon, which boast an elaborate set of terraces and water channels. It is thought to have been used as one of the most important ceremonial center to worship water.

This day trip to the Sacred Valley comes with stop-offs on the way to taste a special and delicious big bread Known as “Chuta”(own expense), or to enjoy guinea pig (own expense) on a stick and roast in a clay oven in the town of Tipon, and other stops at great lookout points to witness the Andean Mountain’s beauty.

Included on The Sacred Valley Tour From Urubamba to Cusco

  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Experienced and English-speaking licensed local guide to visit the Sacred Valley’s Inca sites
  • Private transportation with a professional driver (The type of vehicle will be provided based on the size of the group)
  • Comprehensive Guided sightseeing and personalized service
  • All Local taxes

No Included on The Sacred Valley Tour From Urubamba to Cusco

  • Hotel before/after the tour
  • Entrance Tickets: All of the sites visited on this tour require the Sacred Valley Tourist Ticket. You can purchase this ticket at your first stop for S/70 soles for a one day pass, or S/ 130 soles for the 10 day pass.
  • The entrance tickets to the Maras Salt Mines is separate and is S/10 soles each.
  • Meals: Meals are not included in your tour but our guides will recommend some good places. If you prefer another location, please feel free to tell your guide
  • Personal expenses
  • Gratuities
  • Travel insurance


You will need a tourist ticket to visit the Sacred Valley. Below you have all the information about them.

The Cusco Boleto Turistico is the only ticket that allows you to visit the most important tourist attractions in and around the Cusco area. With this Ticket, you visit Inca Ruins, museums and typical dances of Peru at 07:00 pm daily. you don´t need to book in advance the tourist ticket, just buy it at the first site you visit. Cash only. There are 2 types of Tickets.


BTG is also known as the Complete Cusco Tourist Ticket. (In Spanish it is called the Boleto Turístico Integral Cusco). This complete Tourist Ticket Cusco gives you permission to discover all 16 tourist attractions in the Cusco region: If you want to visit ruins in both Cusco & the Sacred Valley, your best option is the full “General Boleto Turistico”

  • Price: 130.00 Soles
  • Student Price: 70. 00 Soles
  • Validity: 10 days


The Partial Cusco Tourist Ticket is only valid for one or two days. It allows you to enter certain Inca Archeological Ruins and these sites are grouped together according to tourist circuits. This Partial Cusco Tourist Ticket is not available for students or for minors. If you plan on visiting only Sacred Valley and Maras Moray. But not City Tour on Cusco, the best option is the partial one.

  • Price: 70.00 Soles

What to bring for Sacred Valley Full Day Tour from Urubamba

  • Clothing: The weather in the Sacred Valley changes quickly, so bring a lot of layers to be prepared. Pack t-shirts and add warmth with long-sleeve clothing and a fleece jacket. Lightweight pants for hiking.
  • Footwear: Comfortable hiking shoes or athletic sneakers with good traction are perfect for walking up to and around the Inca archaeological complexes. Multi-day hikes you will definitely want the boots for ankle support.
  • Sun protection: Don’t forget your hat, glasses, and sunblock for sun protection.
  • Day excursions: When traveling outside Cusco for a day. Bring a daypack with snug straps to carry your water, camera, snacks and other personal belongings.
  • Rainy season: During the rainy season months, pack a waterproof jacket or a travel-size umbrella or plastic ponchos. Plastic ponchos are also available to buy in Cusco and the Sacred Valley.
  • Bottled wáter: It is not recommended to drink tap water in Peru. But staying hydrated is important for preventing altitude sickness.
  • Money: It is good to have small bills and coins in the Sacred Valley because market vendors and small stores may not have adequate change to break larger bills.
  • Snacks: Energy bars, candies, cookies, etc (you can also buy fresh fruits at one of the villages’ markets).
  • Insect repellent: There are mosquitoes in the secred valley.
  • Portable chargers: It is recommended to bring charger because phone batteries run out quicky.
  • Toilet paper: Some toilets dont have toilet paper and antibacterial hand gel.
  • Some small plastic bags for disposals.

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    The Ultimate Guide to Exploring Urubamba Sacred Valley

    Exploring the Enchanting Heart of the Andes

    Urubamba Peru is a lovely village located smack dab in the heart of the enchanting Sacred Valley, or Valle Sagrado. This authentic town makes the perfect “home base” to explore the diverse highlights of Peru’s Sacred Valley.

    The Sacred Valley is an incredibly lush region that offers sprawling Inca Archaeological Parks, charming villages, hiking trails for days, and many more hidden gems. The Sacred Valley of the Incas is also the gateway to Peru’s most famous treasure: Machu Picchu.

    There are so many fantastic things to do in Urubamba Peru. The centrally located village sits next to the mighty Urubamba River. There are spectacular traditional markets and a large open central market. The Urubamba cemetery is one of the most beautiful burial sites in all of Peru. Make sure to stroll through one of the many artisanal shops and eat at one of delightful Urubamba restaurants and coffeeshops that are scattered throughout the city.

    Venture into an unforgettable journey through Urubamba, where ancestral marvels and natural beauty combine.


    The town of Urubamba is located at 9,420 ft (2,870 m) above sea level. This is about 1,700 ft (500 m) lower in elevation than Cusco (11,120 ft/ 3,400 m). Urubamba sits in the shadows of Chicon mountain that towers to an elevation of 18,143 ft (5530 m).


    The town of Urubamba is about a one-hour drive northeast of Cusco. The two-lane highway climbs in elevation from Cusco to a high plateau and passes exits for Chinchero and Maras and Moray before descending into the Sacred Valley to Urubamba. Urubamba is located on the valley floor along the banks of the Urubamba River about halfway between Pisac and Ollantaytambo.

    Altitude Sickness

    When you first get to Cusco, staying the first couple nights at a lower altitude in Urubamba, instead of Cusco, will help you acclimate better.

    The Best Tours & Excursions from Urubamba

    Urubamba offers a variety of fascinating tours that showcase the rich Peruavian history, breathtaking scenery and the vibrant Andean culture. If you are planning your stay in Urubamba, here is a list of day tours you need to know to maximize your time in Urubamba. Beyond Machu Picchu, Urubamba has a variety of other captivating attractions.

    Explore the Sacred Valley’s archaeological sites, such as Moray, Pisac, Chinchero, Ollantaytambo or the impressive Maras Salt Mines. Delve into one of the most beautiful regions in Peru, Urubamba!

    Experience the magic of this special area with a range of tours that will tantalize your senses, by taking an unforgettable journey through its stunning landscape and fascinating history. Book your tour from Urubamba today!

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    • For all trek and multi-day tours, we require a deposit of $250 USD per person — Deposits for tours and treks are non-refundable and non-transferable to another individual. There are no exceptions.
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    • For the Sacred Valley Tours & Trips, we require a deposit of $100 USD (for the group) — Deposits for tours and treks are non-refundable and non-transferable to another individual. There are no exceptions.
    • For the Cusco Half Day Tours, we require a deposit of $50 USD (for the group) — Deposits for tours and treks are non-refundable and non-transferable to another individual. There are no exceptions.
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    • Cash payments are due the day before tour or trek departure and can be paid at the pre-tour or trek briefing. We accept US dollars and Peruvian soles for cash payments. If you will pay in US dollars. Take note. The Peruvian banks are extremely strict about the “quality” of dollars they will accept. Therefore, we have to request that your bills are what they call “unbroken”. Broken bills will not be accepted. Broken means — any tear (even as small as 3 mm) or excessive wrinkling
    • PayPal payments are due one week before the tour or trek departure. a) There is an 8% fee on balance due payments using PayPal. b) If the balance via PayPal is not paid by 3 days prior to trek departure, the PayPal fee will be 10%. Our PayPal email is:
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    • Notification of cancellation must always be made in writing by the person that made the booking and paid the deposit to


    • 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:
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    • 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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