DAY 1: CUSCO CITY TOUR
Upon arrival to Cusco Airport. Reception and transportation to the Hotel where you will receive an aromatic coca tea to help your body and heart with the altitude, you will have the morning free to rest and we also suggest you to have a light lunch either at your hotel or in one of the restaurants near the hotel; in the afternoon you will depart on a guided city tour, where tourist have the opportunity to visit 6 places (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 restaurants in the area, then overnight. (No meals included).
*City tour: from 1.45pm to 6:30pm approx. (Pickup from the hotel starts at 1:15pm)
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, tradition will be able appreciated. Pisac is located to the entrance of the Sacred Valley followed by Ollantaytambo. Most people visit Pisac to see the market on Sunday, but there are smaller markets on both Tuesday and Thursday. However Pisac is a pretty village and has plenty of small handicraft shops and is worth a visit on any day of the week as is a good place to buy the local ceramics including a huge and varied collection of hand-painted multi-coloured beads. Lunch in a typical restaurant in Urubamba then we continue with Ollantaytambo which is an attractive little town located at the western end of the Sacred Valley, considered the older town continuously occupied of the American continent is located at the foot of some spectacular Inca ruins which protected the strategic entrance to the lower Urubamba Valley. The narrow streets of Ollantaytambo, along with their channels that have not varied from the Inca time, evoke their ancestral inheritance, and then finish visiting Chinchero.
Chinchero is a small Andean Indian village located high up on the windswept plains of Anta at 3762m about 30km from Cusco and 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 arriving at 6:30pm approximately at the main plaza.
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
The Inca Trail to Machu Picchu 2D/1N is undoubtedly one of the most popular excursions for those seeking adventure and mystery that the Incas have left us. This offer a unique walk, with spectacular landscapes and unforgettable experiences. To all these natural wonders we should add Inca buildings that are worth visiting, the architectural art in perfect harmony with the natural environment.
Important: Take note that once your spot is reserve and confirmed is non refundable neither allow to do any modifications like names, passport numbers or so.
We appreciate your cooperation in this fact as we work with the new regulations.
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.
The Vistadome connect your senses through a sophisticated and sensory travel experience; is the ideal train for those who want to be in contact with the environment and appreciate the wonderful journey to Machu Picchu.
Surrounded entirely by glass and wagons with large panoramic windows offering incomparable scenic views and innumerous opportunities to capture amazing pictures, Vistadome travelers feel connected and part of the impressive landscape of Peru.
The Vistadome also has air conditioning and heating, leather seats that adjust the body to provide comfort and relaxation during the entire trip and has a different service, which allows the visitor to be immersed and feel the Andean culture through its landscapes, music, dance and even food carefully prepared with local ingredients
The Expedition is a travel experience with all the quality and benefits at a lower cost. Is a service designed for the traveler’s comfort, with four passenger seats located in front of each other, so you can share your experience, and for the faithful backpack that is always with you we offer racks placed above the seats. Also, this train has panoramic windows, air conditioning and heating, and Andean music that creates a cheerful atmosphere.
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).
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,
-Lodging 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 the trek)
NOTE: You will need to leave your extra luggage in the Cusco hotel, all the lodgins in Cusco provide a secure luggage deposit. Put any valuables in their safe box.
* 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 Expedition.
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 airport (B).
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