Walking Machu Picchu and Sacsayhuaman 3D2N
- Tour Type: Walking
- Departure city: Cuzco, Perú
- End city: Cuzco, Perú
- Price: $609 USD
Machu Picchu (in Quechua “Old Mountain”) is one of the 7 new wonders of the world located in Peru, in the Department of Cuzco, province of Urubamba; this ancient Andean village was built in the fifteenth century as a resting place and religious sanctuary.
Sacsayhuaman is an archaeological group located just 02 kilometers north of the main square of the city of Cuzco, to reach the place you need to walk uphill for about an hour.
|Key Tour Data|
|Tour Name:||Walking Machu Picchu and Sacsayhuaman 3D2N|
|Tour Type:||Walking & Hiking|
|Days walking:||3 Days|
|Total tour time:||4 days (from Cuzco to Cuzco)|
|Total walking distance:||6.1 miles (10km)|
|Elevation:||4,593 ft ±|
|Technical difficulty:||3 of 7|
|Maximum Altitude:||11,483 ft (Sacsayhuaman)|
|Minimum Altitude:||6,693 ft (Aguas Calientes)|
In this walking tour Machu Picchu and Sacsayhuaman you will also visit the fortresses of Q’enqo, Puca Pucara and Tambomachay; this is a tour designed for those who want to know the most outstanding archaeological centers of the Inca empire, all this combined with a hike.
We have designed a walk that breaks the traditional schemes, reaching each of these wonders on foot (normally all traditional tours do it by car).
Highlights Walking Machu Picchu and Sacsayhuaman
- Know the wonder of the world Machu Picchu.
- Visit the esplanade where the sun festival “Inti Raymi” is staged (Sacsayhuaman), Q’enqo, Puca Pucara and Tambomachay..
- Hiking with pure contact with nature.
- Train upgrade to Vistadome: $ 35 per person.
- Entrance ticket to Machu Picchu mountain: $ 60 per person.
- Entrance ticket to Huayna Picchu mountain: $ 60 per person.
- Bus from Aguas Calientes to Machu Picchu (round trip): $ 24 per person (In this tour we will do it walking).
*It is not possible to climb both mountains, Machu Picchu and Huayna Picchu mountain, in the same tour.
What you get
4 nights Accommodation
1N nights hotel (in the town of Aguas Calientes)
Travel easily from A to B (Bus / Train)
2 Snack(s) in the walking
Professional bilingual guide (End-to-end accompaniment throughout your tour package)
Handy extras and accessories / Entrance ticket to Machu Picchu & Rainbow Mountain .
What is not included
- Airport pick-up/drop-off
- Accommodation in Cuzco and Lima
- Travel insurance
- Meals in the city
- Personal expenses
- Single accommodation (available on request)
Day A: Cuzco 11,155 ft (Walking around the city)
Departure Time: Usually in the afternoon
We will give you a guided walking tour of about 04 hours approx. by the center of the city, this will depend on your availability at the time you arrive in the city of Cuzco. This tour is usually in the afternoon.
Activity: We will walk through the most emblematic streets and squares of Cuzco, we will learn about its history and customs.
Day 1 of 3: Cuzco 11,155 ft (3400m) – Aguas Calientes 6,693 ft (2040m)
Departure Time: 05:00am aprox.
A day before the trek, be sure to make all the necessary preparations.
Today you will be picked up at your accommodation very early in the morning between 5:00-6:00 am. Please be fully prepared with all your personal gear and have consumed your breakfast before boarding the train.
Now, we will head out to board our train to Aguas Calientes for an average four-hour ride.
Activity: This day we will take a guided tour of this emblematic city in the Urubamba River Valley in southeastern Peru.
Difficulty: None, only transport
Day 2 of 3: Aguas Calientes 6,693 ft (2040m) – Machu Picchu 7,972 ft (2430m) – Cuzco 11,155 ft (3400m)
Today is the big day, today we will meet one of the seven wonders of the world, so we get up very early to enjoy our breakfast and make a historic hike to the wonder of the world. Today we walk a stretch of 2.4 miles (4.9 miles round trip) with a steep slope (2,625 ft positive difference in altitude) of ziksageantes roads; so in just two hours we will finally be in Machu Pichu; here we will take a guided tour and then walk back down to the town of Aguas Calientes.
We have lunch and then board our train back to the city of Cuzco, but this time the train will take us only to the town of Ollantaytambo, and then board our mobility for another two hours to reach the Imperial City of Cuzco and go to your hotel.
Difficulty: Moderate ups and downs along eight kilometers in total.
Day 3 of 3: Cuzco 11,155 ft (3400m) – Sacsayhuaman 11,483 ft (3500m) – Cuzco 11,155 ft (3400m)
Between 8:00 we will start the walk from your hotel in the city of Cuzco; we will pass through the main square (main square of Cuzco) heading north with an uphill climb of about 300m of positive slope, in total there are about two kilometers of walking that at a leisurely pace can be done in an hour on average.
Here we will have a guided visit where we can appreciate zigzagging walls of megalithic invoice, bases of towers, aqueducts, tunnels (chincanas), ceremonial temples, artificial lagoon, rodadero (Suchuna) and the esplanade where the festival of the sun “Inti Raymi” is currently staged, very close we will also visit the famous White Christ; After this, our transportation will be waiting for us to take us to the fortresses of Q’enqo, Puca Pucara and Tambomachay, which is also a close part of the historic center of the city of Cuzco, after lunch we will visit the famous Qoricancha museum, the latter we will also do it walking.
Difficulty: A moderate climb of two kilometers in total.
Visa and passport information
Citizens of the United Kingdom, citizens of Western Europe, Americans, Canadians, Australians, New Zealanders, South Africans and most other nationalities do not require a visa. If you have any doubts, please contact the nearest Peruvian Embassy.
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It is a condition of booking with Made In Mountain that you have adequate valid travel insurance. It is your responsibility to take out adequate travel insurance and to ensure that you have read and understood all the terms and conditions of your travel insurance policy to ensure that you are covered for all activities you intend to undertake during the tour, including all optional activities. Your insurance policy should fully cover you for medical expenses and emergency repatriation to your home country.
In case of medical emergencies, illness or injury your insurance should cover the entire duration of your vacation. If you are trekking at high altitude, make sure there is no upper altitude limit that may limit or exclude coverage for your trip.
In this adventure you reach up to 3700 meters above sea level (Sacsayhuaman), cold and tropical climate typical of the Peruvian Andes, in most of the day you can reach temperatures around 15 to 20 degrees Celsius on average.
This trip is at an altitude where there is a risk of being affected by acute mountain sickness (AMS), a common and generally harmless condition caused by reduced air pressure and lower oxygen concentration. While the itinerary has been specifically designed to allow your body to acclimatize gradually, the rate of onset and severity, as well as the altitude at which AMS develops, can vary greatly among individuals; being physically fit offers no special protection. If symptoms develop during your trip, you should report them to your Made In Mountain leader immediately.
Travelers with heart or lung conditions, anemia, asthma, high blood pressure, or who are taking the birth control pill should seek advice from their primary care physician and specifically mention the maximum altitude the trip reaches (refer to the trip itinerary). Bring your travel notes to your medical appointment so that your physician has all the details of your trip.
You should have adequate travel insurance for your trip. Make sure that your insurance policy covers you up to the maximum altitude indicated above.
Important for travel to Cuzco City
During the high season of visitors from April to October (Andean summer) our reservations sell out quickly, so we recommend that you book your vacation well in advance of your planned travel date, at least 5 to 6 months in advance when possible.
About flight delays
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At present, in the current year 2022, the Peruvian Government requires to show the vaccination card for access to public places.
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Travel Lima – Cuzco – Lima
To travel from the capital city of Lima to Cuzco (round trip) you must arrange your flights in advance, we suggest you arrive in the capital city of Lima one or two days prior to the start of your tour to avoid delays and inconveniences.
The present itinerary only counts from your arrival in the city of Cuzco.
If you require additional flight services, please contact our travel agents.
Expand activities in Cuzco
If you plan to stay a few more days in the city of Cuzco and wish to extend your experience to other emblematic places of the Inca empire, we can offer you other activities, but it will be important to let your main guide know in advance.
Basic services in Cuzco
Cuzco is a small city, but with a wide variety of hotel and gastronomic services due to the great touristic affluence it has. We always make the best effort to give you the best comfort and food when you are in this place; you will have a good internet access and the comforts with the primary services; our partners are the best that you can find in that city. You can find more information about Peru here.
Drinking water is provided. Tap water in Peru is not safe to drink; boiled and filtered drinking water is provided on the trek and elsewhere your leader will purchase large water containers so you can refill your bottle.
Lodging, meals, flights or additional services
If you have problems to book your lodging, flights from Lima to Cuzco, food, etc. or any additional service we can assist you, it is only important that you make your tour reservations well in advance. Cuzco is a city with very high demand for tourist services, the basic services are full almost all year round.
Remember that any additional service that is not included in this tour will have an additional cost.
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