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The mysteries of Cusco and Machupicchu 6 Days 5 Nights Group Service 3-star Hotels Included min requirement 2 pax

Machupicchu

Discover the most beautiful riches of Peru by combining unusual hikes and meetings with communities! This trip is an ideal compromise for curious hikers looking for authentic encounters. On the program: Cusco, hiking on the balconies of the Sacred Valley, houses near isolated Inca sites including the legendary citadel of Machu Picchu. A trip that represents the essence of the trip to Peru: visits, original hikes and meetings!.

Itinerary

Day 1 – VISIT TO CUSCO

You start your day with a visit to Tambomachay, an Inca site in the Cusco region. Then cross Pukapukara, military fortress of the sacred valley under the Inca empire. You continue to Q’enqo, Inca sanctuary, then discover the site of Sacsayhuamán, on the heights of Cusco, with its huge blocks of stone.
In the afternoon, visit the city of Cusco with its Plaza de Armas, its imposing cathedral dating from the conquistadores, the Qoricancha also called temple of the sun and finally the convent of Santo Domingo. Free meals
Maximum altitude: 3745 m /  ft.
Minimum altitude: 3350 m /  ft
Accompanied by: Local English-speaking guide
Meals: Free
Transportation: Private van.

Day 2 – CUSCO – TAMBOMACHAY – TAUCCA

Today you go towards Tambomachay and you get to know your team of muleteers. Gradual climb to the first pass that dominates Cusco and its valley. Then, you discover the great geological fault of Ccorao, you note that the vegetation is becoming more and more rare. You go back to K’ehuna lagoon, there you have a beautiful view that offers you with the mountain range of Urubamba. You start your descent to reach the village of Tauca, this is where you will spend the night at your hosts. When you arrive in the community, families are waiting for you and introduce you to weaving and dyeing techniques. You go back to your respective families and then meet together for dinner.

Maximum altitude: 4200 m /  ft.
Minimum altitude: 3745 m / ft.
Distance covered: 12 km /  mi
Level of Difficulty: Moderate
Approximate trekking time: 7 hrs.
Accompanied by: Local English-speaking guide.
Lodging: Local House
Meals: Lunch and dinner
Transportation: Private van.

Day 3 – TAUCCA – HUCHUY QOSQO

Start on foot in the morning for the small village of Huata, you climb the Huallata pass, for the bravest of you, it is possible to climb up to 4400 m to enjoy the magical view of the lakes, the peaks and arid plains. You then descend to Huchuy Qosqo in Quechua «Little Cusco», located in the sacred valley with a beautiful view of the Urubamba River. The vegetation changes little by little and becomes much denser, we find among others wild lupines. Your arrival at your hosts is scheduled at the end of the day. You settle in this peaceful community of the Sacred Valley, and some explanations are given to you how to cultivate the lands in the valley.

Maximum altitude: 4300 m /  ft
Minimum altitude: 3650 m / ft
Distance covered: 12 km /  mi
Level of Difficulty: Moderate
Approximate trekking time: 7 hrs.
Accompanied by: Local English-speaking guide.
Lodging: Local House
Meals: Breakfast, lunch and dinner

Day 4 – HUCHUY QOSQO – PATABAMBA

Visit the Inca site of Huchuy Qosqo, one of the oldest in the region. You cross the site, while skirting the sacred valley by borrowing an old Inca road used by the Inca messengers. You arrive at the community of Pucamarca, then, you continue with a beautiful hike through balconies through fields of oats and potatoes and other crops to join Patabamba. When you arrive in Patabamba, you are welcomed by the families of the village where you spend the night.
Maximum altitude:4100 m /  ft.
Minimum altitude: 3600 m / ft.
Distance covered: 12 km /
Level of Difficulty: Moderate
Approximate trekking time: 7 hrs.
Accompanied by: Local English-speaking guide.
Lodging: Local House
Meals: Breakfast, lunch and dinner

Day 5 – PATABAMBA – PISAQ – AGUAS CALIENTES

Your day begins with the visit of Pisac and its famous traditional market, animated throughout the day and full of crafts such as pottery, ceramics, jewelry, but also fabrics. You also find food with all kinds of vegetables, some are unknown to you. You walk through the fortress with its terraces and pipes. You have a bird’s eye view of the sacred valley. Descent to the village before continuing towards Ollantaytambo. Visit of the fortress. Before the tour you will have lunch and after board the Expedition train departing at 15:20 that will take you to Aguas Calientes. Upon arrival you will have the evening free to explore Aguas Calientes on your own. You will spend the night in a Hotel.

Maximum altitude:4100 m /  ft.
Minimum altitude: 2000 m / ft.
Level of Difficulty: Easy
Accompanied by: Local English-speaking guide.
Lodging: Hotel 3 star / Included
Meals: Breakfast and lunch

Transportation: Private van, train.

Day 6 – MACHU PICCHU – CUSCO

After an early breakfast, a Shuttlebus will take you to the Machu Picchu archeological site, where you immediately begin a 2.5-hour guided tour of the entire Incan outpost. After the guided tour, you can explore the remainder of the citadel on your own and enjoy your time at this world’s spiritual center with its carved stairways made of stone. You should take your time and enjoy the pure delight of the moment.

Additional hikes need to be booked 3 to 5 months in advance as these depend on availability! these hikes need to be paid for in advance at booking!

  • If chosen in advance you can climb (Huayna Picchu ($75US per person)) or (Machu Picchu Mountain ($75US per person)) to appreciate the beauty and magnificence of Machu Picchu and the valleys below from a higher viewpoint.
  • Other activities in Aguas Calientes include a visit to the local museum or to the hot springs on your own. (entrance fees required and time permitting)

After your visit, you will descend to Aguas Calientes have a leisurely lunch on your own, and later board the Expedition train which departs at 4:22 pm for the return trip to Cusco stopping at the Ollantaytambo train station where our driver will be waiting for you for your return trip to Cusco. You will be back in Cusco by 20:30 approximately depending on traffic.

Level of Difficulty: Moderate
Accompanied by: Local English-speaking guide. 
Meals: Breakfast
Transportation:   Shuttlebus, train, private van.
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Important Information

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Price Includes

  • Entrances to the archeological sites
  • Your entrance ticket into Machu Picchu
  • Professional English-speaking guide
  • Expedition train from Ollantaytambo to Aguas Calientes (round trip)
  • Expedition train from Aguas Calientes to Ollantaytambo (round trip)
  • Shuttlebus tickets from Aguas Calientes to Machu Picchu (round trip)
  • Meals as indicated on the itinerary
  • The logistics of the trek and of the campsites
  • Personal assistance.
  • Hotels 3 Nights / Accommodation (double or matrimonial room)

Price Excludes

  • Machu Picchu Mountain / optional
  • Huayna Picchu Mountain / optional
  • Breakfasts, lunches and Dinners which are not indicated in the program.
  • Tips for your guide

Rentals

Rentals are for the whole trek! and can be paid for at the briefing in cash in USD.

  • Walking Poles $15 USD a pair / Professional extendable poles for your hiking comfort

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