Cusco + Sacred Valley + Inca Trail to Machu Picchu + Rainbow Mountain

Machu Picchu

103 reviews
Duration: 5 days
Group size: 1 - 16
Cusco + Sacred Valley + Inca Trail to Machu Picchu + Rainbow Mountain
Machu Picchu

103 reviews

Duration: 5 days
Group size: 1 - 16

About this trip


Short Inca Trail to Machu Picchu 4 days                              

Overview of the tour 

Travel from Cusco to the Sacred Valley exploring the best archeological sites and markets, then hike the Short Inca Trail to Machu Picchu, arriving at the Sungate, from where you will have the 1st and most amazing view of Machu Picchu during the sunset. On the second day, we visit the great citadel with an expert tour guide. you will finish the tour by visiting the Humantay lake with picnic meals.                   

Highlights of the Trek:

  • Travel with an authentic Local Tour Operator from Cusco city
  • Explore the best of the Sacred Valley
  • Hike the last part of the Iconic Inca Trail
  • Arrive at Machu Picchu twice
  • Visit Humantay lake and enjoy picnic meals
  • Come back to Cusco on the Panoramic trains

Itinerary of the Short Inca Trail

After a delicious lunch, we will continue to Moray to learn about the ancient Inca farming technology, visit Maras and Salineras to later drive to Ollantaytambo – “The Last Living Inca Town,” an old Inca fortified village where we will observe some of the best examples of Inca architecture in the region. Book a hotel in Ollantaytambo

Day 1: Sacred Valley + Maras Moray (Full day) 

After breakfast in the hotel, you’ll get picked up from the hotel at 8.00 a.m. Then, drive to Awana Cancha, where we can see Llamas, Alpacas, Vicuñas, and Guanacos. Next, visit Mirador of Taray, the local market of Pisaq, and continue the journey through the Sacred Valley until Urubamba, where we have a buffet lunch in a local restaurant.

  • Duration: Full day
  • Meals: Buffet lunch in Urubamba
  • Hotel: You must book in Ollantaytambo

Day 2: Ollantaytambo – Km 104 – Machu Picchu (16km, 8 hrs)
After breakfast in your hotel in Ollantaytambo, we will drive to the train station where we take the first trains to Km 104, we hike for about 7 to 8 hours to Machu Picchu. We arrive in the afternoon through the Sungate, which gives us a unique chance to see Machu Picchu almost empty. Later we take the bus down to Aguas Calientes. 

  • Box lunch, dinner in a local restaurant (Mapacho Restaurant)
  • Bus from Machu Picchu
  • 3-star hotel (Waman, Susanna INN, Intipunku or similar)

Day 3: Machu Picchu (The Lost City of The Incas) (3 hrs)
On the last day we will wake up early in the hotel and take the early buses to Machu Picchu, this time we will explore the citadel inside in a 3-hour guided tour, after exploring Machu Picchu you will take the Panoramic train back to Cusco arriving back to Cusco around 7.30 to 8:pm.  

  • Breakfast in hotel, other meals not included
  • Machu Picchu tour
  • Panoramic Train train back to Cusco (VTD or 360°)

Day 4: Humantay Lake
Depart at 5:am from your hotel and drive to Humanatay lake. Enjoy our picnic breakfast and picnic lunch prepared by our trekking chef.  

  • Picnic breakfast and lunch
  • Entry tickets included
  • Professional tour guide
  • Round trip transportation


  • Pick up from hotel for all tours
  • All transportation during the duration of the tour
  • Professional tour guides
  • 1 night 3-star hotel in Agua Calientes
  • Meals mentioned in the itinerary
  • Entrance ticket to all places we visit
  • Bus up and down from Machu Picchu
  • Panoramic Exclusive train to come back (Vistadcome or 360°)

Not Included 

  • Meals not mentioned in the itinerary
  • Hotel in Cusco
  • Huayna Picchu or Montaña entrances
  • Tips for staff

Available Packages

Cusco city Tour
Sacred Valley with Maras Moray
Inca Trail 2 days
Rainbow Mountain + Red Valley
Humantay Lake

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103 reviews
We are a responsible local tour operator based in the city of Cusco


We had a great time! We enjoyed the hike and met fantastic people. The food was incredible and our guide Monica really did a great job. We could ask her anything and felt very comfortable with her as our guide. Would 100% recommend this trip!
By Tobias G for Lares Trek To Machu Picchu 4 days on 29 Sep, 2022
Great experience, a must do, another highlight of the day. Thanks for getting the permit and having Rosie, a great guide, come with me. We had a blast!
By Mariam M for Huayna Picchu Mountain hike - Trekking Tours on 28 Sep, 2022
We had a great time with our guide Walter, and the rest of the team Roger, Daniel and Edu!
By Marta L for Classic Salkantay Trek 4 Days To Machu Picchu on 28 Sep, 2022
Mir wurde TreXperience bereits von einer Freundin empfohlen, die den Inca Trail mit ihnen gemacht hatte. Ich war auch super zufrieden und würde sie jederzeit weiterempfehlen. Die Kommunikation im Vorfeld war super, es gab ein Briefing und ich habe mich rund um Wohl gefühlt. Unser Guide Bernabe war super nett, hat sich gut auf die unterschiedlichen Leistungslevel eingestellt und uns sicher und mit Humor durch den Trek geführt. Die gesamte Crew war sehr nett und aufmerksam. Das Essen vom Koch Amiclar war das beste meiner 4 wichtigen Peru-Reise. Alle unterschiedliche Speisen waren liebevoll zu bereitet. Es gab immer reichlich davon. Das gesamte Equipment war gut und in der kältesten Nacht hat uns sogar eine Wärmflasche im Zelt erwartet 😊 Gruppengröße mit 7 war auch perfekt!
By Franziska B for Classic Salkantay Trek 4 Days To Machu Picchu on 27 Sep, 2022
Trexperience are the best! Such an unforgettable time! Pepe and Ali were exceptional guides, super friendly and kind and integrated a group of 14 so great. Thank you pepe and Ali for all the laughs but also for all the Inka history. They made me feel like family and let's not forget about the amazing food from chef Raymundo and the great heart of the amazing porters. Everything was better than I expected and. I feel so lucky I got to meet all this beautiful people. Marjory
By Marjory m for Classic Inca Trail 4 days to Machu Picchu on 22 Sep, 2022
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By Christopher N on 31 Mar, 2022
Our tour guide was amazing!!! i will cherish these memories forever!!!
By Gerardo G on 24 Mar, 2020