Cusco, Sacred Valley, Inca Trail and Machu Picchu

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Peru is the country that can completely satisfy all human tastes, preferences and energy! The people there are extremely earthy, humble and kind – a mentality too close to the senses of much of humanity. It is unique to Peru – Nature, mysticism and unparalleled world cultural and historical heritage!

Lima is the capital: of Peru located on the arid Pacific coast of the country. Although its colonial center is preserved, it is an overflowing metropolis and one of the largest cities in South America. The Larco Museum houses a collection of pre-Columbian art and the Museum of the Nation traces the history of the ancient civilizations of Peru. The Plaza de Armas and the 16th century cathedral are the core of the old center of Lima.

The highlights:

  • Sacred Valley
  • Inca Trail
  • Machu-Picchu

About Machu Picchu
Machu Picchu is located atop a steep, rugged mountain in the Andes of Peru. This lost city with massive ruins, perfect masonry, and strange architecture has baffled researchers for years. The Inca trail to this mysterious city, built in the 15th century by extraordinary craftsmen, is a remarkable journey.

Sacred Valley: The Sacred Valley of the Incas, in the Peruvian Andes, is made up of numerous rivers that descend through gorges and small valleys; It has numerous archaeological monuments and indigenous peoples. This valley was much appreciated by the Incas due to its special geographical and climatic qualities.

Inca Trail to Machu Picchu: The Inca Trail to Machu Picchu or Red Road from Tahuantinsuyo to Machu Picchu consists of three overlapping trails: Mollepata, classic, and one day. Mollepata is the longest of the three routes with the highest mountain pass and intersects the classic route before crossing Warmiwañusqa.
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Travel Program

Pick up from the airport and transfer to the hotel

07:45 am we pick you up from your hotel to start the tour, the places you visit on this day will be: Pisac: The National Archaeological Park of Pisac is located at 2,950 meters above sea level and 32 km from Cusco. It is constituted by groups of archaeological remains among which stand platforms, aqueducts, roads associated with walls and portals, channeled water channels, cemeteries, bridges, etc. The area covered by this group is 4 square kilometers in area.
After visiting the Archaeological Center of Pisac, we will go to Urubamba, where we will enjoy lunch.
Ollantaytambo: Located 97 kilometers from Cusco, Ollantaytambo was an administrative, social, religious and agricultural center in the time of the Incas. The site and the city of the same name is a must-see among the many places of interest along the Sacred Valley of the Incas.

Around 8 am, your guide will pick you up from the hotel and we will start the trip to Km 82 (2750 masl), where we will start the hike, slowly we will walk along the bank of the Urubamba River with excellent views of the snow-capped La Verónica (5900 masl), we will observe the diversity of plants and birds as we head towards Miskay (lunch point). After having enjoyed lunch and having rested, we will go to Llacta Pata, our campsite. In this place, we will enjoy a happy hour and our dinner.

The day begins at 6:30 in the morning with an infusion of coca tea and then a nutritious breakfast, on this second day during the trek to our next camp we will pass through several altitudinal zones such as the cloud forest and the low mountain range, also We will have the opportunity to see a wide variety of birds and plants. Upon arrival at our camp located in Llulluchapampa at 3800 meters above sea level, our cook will be waiting for us with our camp already organized and with our dinner ready.

Today is our longest day, and that is why we will have a very nutritious breakfast, on this day we will have the best views and landscapes of the Inca Trail, and we will also enjoy archaeological centers such as Runcuraccay and Sayacmarca. During the walk we will have fantastic views of the snowy peaks and the cloud forest that surrounds us is by far the best.
Upon arriving at our campsite located in Phuyupatamarca (3680msmn), we will have some views of the Machu Picchu mountain in the distance and enjoy the sunset which is fantastic.

This day we will enjoy the beautiful sunrise on the Inca Trail, weather permitting. After our breakfast we will visit the archaeological center of Phuyupatamarca and then we will continue descending steps to Wiñay Wayna (2650 masl), where our guide will explain us about the archaeological center and then we will have lunch, rest and continue with the walk towards the inti punku, from where we will have the first views of Machu Picchu and continue with the descent to the bus station, where we will take the bus, and we will go to Aguas Calientes where we will spend the night.

We will get up early and board one of the first buses to Machu Picchu, to enjoy the sunrise at the citadel (weather permitting). In the citadel we will have a guided tour of 2 hours to 2:30 and then we will have free time to take the pictures, after having enjoyed Machu Picchu in all its splendor, take the bus to Aguas Calientes. In the afternoon we will take the train to Ollantaytambo, where we will take the bus, and we will go to the hotel in Cusco.

At an appropriate time, we pick them up from the hotel and transfer them to the airport.

Included meals: B=breakfast; L=lunch; D=dinner

What's Included

Services included in the prices:

  • Airport pick-up and drop-off to and from hotels
  • Region Cusco: Hotel Puma in Cusco, Hotel Hatun Samay in Aguas Calientes and Hotel Sol Ollantay in Ollantantambo or Similar, all of them are 3 stars hotels “with breakfast American Buffet”
  • Service of a professional bilingual tour guide and assistant guide
  • Sacred Valley Tour
  • Service of porter (to carry group gear and equipment)
  • Transportation to Kilometer 82 (start of Inca Trail)
  • Train and bus back to Cusco after Inca Trail trek
  • Water during the trek
  • Duffel bag for your personal items (to be carried by porter)
  • Permits and entry fees for the Sacred Valley tour
  • Permits and entry fees for Inca Trail and Machu Picchu
  • Fees to Huayna Picchu
  • All meals signed above with B: Breakfast, L: Lunch and D: Dinner
  • Dining tent with tables and chairs
  • 2-person tent and basic sleeping mat
  • Oxygen bottlers for emergencies
  • Government Tax, office service charge and booking fees

Not included:

  • International airfare & domestic flights Lima to Cusco
  • Travel and medical insurance & emergency evacuation insurance
  • Meals in the cities (Lima, Cusco, Aguas Calientes etc)
  • Tips
  • Service of 1 private porter (can be shared by 2 people): $320
  • Service of shared porter (up to 7 kilos or 15 pounds): $160
  • Single Tent supplement: $80

Prices & Dates

TOUR INFORMATION:

Season: April – September
Difficulty: Moderate

Dates & Prices:

More information about dates and prices upon request.

Juventino

Juventino Albino Caldua

Expert guide certified by IVBV - UIAGM - IFMGA
Co-Founder, Peru Expeditions
Telephone: (+51) 943780600
E-Mail: [email protected]

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