DAY 1 CUSCO CITY TOUR
Upon arrival to Cusco Airport, reception and transportation to your
accommodation where you will receive an aromatic coca tea to stimulating for
the height, will have the free morning to rest and also we suggest you have
a light lunch in either your hotel or in one of the surrounded; in the
afternoon we will depart on a City tour (entrance to the archaeological
centers and museums including) we will visit the Main square, Cathedral, the
Koricancha (temple of the sun) and in addition we will make a route
bordering archaeological centers like Sacsayhuaman Fortress, Q'enko, Puka
Pukara and Tambomachay, tour finishes 6:30pm approximately at the main
square in order you can take dinner in one of the exquisite restaurants in
the area, then overnight. (No meals included)
DAY 2 FULL DAY SACRED VALLEY TOUR
Breakfast. You will be picked up at 8:15 am. Full day excursion to the
Urubamba Valley visiting: the colorful Indian market in Pisac where a
mixture of color and tradition will be able appreciated besides will have a
good opportunity to try our bargain skills on the free time to interact with
the local craftsmen to purchase their hand-made souvenirs. The Valley has a
distance of 31 km (19 miles) of Cusco, and an altitude of 2,970 ms (9,700
p), Pisac is located to the entrance of the Sacred Valley and followed by
Ollantaytambo, the older town continuously occupied of the American
continent. The narrow streets of Ollantaytambo, along with their channels
that have not varied from the time Inca, evoke their ancestral inheritance,
lunch in a typical restaurant and then the last visit will be to Chinchero
Chinchero is believed to be the mythical birthplace of the rainbow. Its
major claim to tourism is its colorful Sunday market which is much less
tourist-orientated than the market at Pisac. At the end, return to Cusco
main square at 6:30pm approx.
The night is free for you to eat in a restaurant of your choice; although we
always have plenty of suggestions for you should you require them. (B, L)
Note: Take this tour on market days: Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday
Bilingual Guided tour on different days
INKA TRAIL 2 DAYS
This trip allows a taste of the Inca Trail with days of hiking and camping.
We begin the hike from the train stop at Kilometer 104 and follow the trail
for six hours to the spectacular view of Machu Picchu from Inti Punku, The
gate of the Sun. From here we descend into the world famous “Lost City”.
After a restful night in a hotel, we return to Machu Picchu at dawn to see
the ruins in perfect morning light. In the afternoon, we return to Cusco by
DAY 3 CUSCO/MACHU PICCHU
Early breakfast and at the agreed time, transferred to the station in order
to aboard the train that will lead you to the KM104, located in the railroad
Cusco-Machu Picchu. KM104 will be our departure point for the adventure. At
this point we will leave the train and start walking to the city of Machu
Picchu, across the Urubamba River through a bridge that offers a spectacular
view of the mountains. During the trip we will make our first visit to one
of the Inca sites known as Chachabamba, a beautiful palace with nice walls
carved in stone. Then our guide will explain part of the story of the Incas.
We will start walking again and start climbing through a mountain totally
covered by vegetation, for about 8 Km (4 hours), until we arrive to
Wiñaywayna, located at a height of 2700 meters above sea level. After Machu
Picchu, Wiñaywayna is one of the most beautiful buildings made by the Incas,
at the cloudy forest. Wiñaywana shows a perfect example of the agriculture
during Incas time, showing a great number of terraces, where the Incas used
to grow different plants and vegetables, including coca leaves. The name of
Wiñaywayna comes from a beautiful orchid which grows in that region and
means “forever young”. After exploring this marvelous site we will take our
box lunch near to this zone. Later the same day we will continue our walk
towards a cloudy forest until the Intipunku or “Sun Gate”. At this point the
adventurers shall have access to the most amazing view of the city of Machu
Picchu. This is a very special site, where we will rest for some minutes and
take a lot of pictures of Machu Picchu. After we will descend towards Machu
Picchu (the guided visit will be next day) and we will arrive to the town of
Aguas Calientes where we will spend the night in the select lodging.
At night the passengers will explore and get to know the little town and
will be able to try the thermal baths located in the superior part of the
city near the Main Square. Aguas Calientes has a great variety of
restaurants. (B, Box Lunch)
Maximum altitude: 2700 M
Minimum altitude: 2400 M
Distance: 8 km
Approximate walking time: 6 to 7 hours.
DAY 4 MACHU PICCHU/CUSCO
After breakfast, we will go to the bus station of Aguas Calientes in order
to take the tourist bus that will take us to the Sacred City of Machu
Picchu. This short trip takes only 20 minutes and goes through a rural road,
very difficult and with a big number of curves through a mountain with
jungle characteristics and amazing views. Finally we will arrive to the
Sanctuary of Macchu Picchu where our guide will offer us a walk through the
most important points of this beautiful Inca city, visiting the most
important parts. Later the same day each passenger will be able to explore
the city on his own. You can have lunch just outside the ruins or take a bus
to the town of Aguas Calientes where there are plenty of restaurants to suit
all budgets. In the afternoon return to Cusco City. Reception at the train
station and transfer to your accommodation (B,L).
Maximum altitude: 2400 M
Minimum Altitude: 2000 M
Distance: 9 km
Approximate walking time: 2 to 3 hours.
INCA TRAIL INFORMATION *
-Train ticket round trip,
-hotel night in Aguas Calientes,
-transfer on arrival and departure,
-Meals during the tour,
-entrance fee to Machu Picchu Sanctuary.
-First aid kit, bus tickets.
-Tips for guides, porters or chefs
-Fee entrances to the hot springs.
-Lunch 2nd day.
-Extra porter for personal items
YOU SHOULD BRING:
-ISIC student card (if applicable)
-Warm clothes (jacket, fleece and sweaters)
-Flashlight and batteries
-Hat or cap to protect you from the sun, rain or cold
-Sun block and insect repellent
-Towel and toilet paper
-Snacks: biscuits, energy bars, chocolate, etc.
-Cash (no ATM machines in Aguas Calientes)
-Swimsuit (if you plan on visiting the hot springs at Aguas Calientes after
NOTE You will need to leave your luggage in the Cusco hotel, all the
hotels in Cusco provide a secure luggage deposit. Put any valuables in their
* Participants need to be in good physical health and condition to be able
to enjoy the Inka Trail. The trekking will be difficult if you have not
exercised regularly before your trip. To fully enjoy an Inka Trail
adventure, we advise passengers to get into an exercise program for their
own safety and enjoyment. If a passenger suffers from any medical condition,
we advise him/her to consult a physician about joining an Inka Trail
We will buy your Inca Trail trek permit using the names & passport numbers
that yo will send us with your trek booking application. You must bring
these same passports with you to Cusco and take them on the Inca Trail. If
the name or number in your passport are different from the name and number
on the trek permit, the government authorities will not allow you to start
the trek and you will not be entitled to a refund.
If you plan to renew your passport between making the trek booking and
actually starting the trek YOU WILL MUST bring both passports (New and Old).
If you make the trek booking at the student price you must send us a scan
copy of your ISIC card at the time you pay the trek deposit.
If you fail to bring your ISIC card on the trek the government authorities
will not allow you to start the trek. You will not be given the opportunity
to pay the extra difference in price!
DAY 5: TRANSFER OUT
Breakfast and according time, transportation will be provided to go the
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