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Day 1: Arrival to Cusco & Private City tour (Tambomachay / Pucapucara / Qenqo / Saqsayhuamán / Cathedral & Qoricancha (Optional visits to Inca Museums, San Blas area & the market of San Pedro)
Upon your arrival to Cusco (Flight details: to be confirmed) our guide and representative will be waiting for you, holding an small board written your names and then, you will be transferred to our office to get further information about the trip and pay the remainder balance while you will be informed, our staff will served you COCA tea to avoid the altitude sickness. At 1:00 or 2 pm, you will start with this famous traditional tour involves the visits, first
Tambomachay (Temple of the Water) a center of adoration and worship of water.
Puca Pucara (Reddish place) that was used as a military control center...
Q`enqo (Labyrinth) A religious center dedicated to the adoration.
Saqsayhuamán (Majestic place with impressive works in stone which some up to 120 tons)
Main Cathedral (Marvel of the religious)
The Koricancha (Temple of the sun) afternoon, you will be drop off to your Hotel in Cusco.
Optional visits to:
San Blas area or Barrio de San Blas, one of Cusco's oldest neighborhoods.
Inca Museum installed in the Almirante´s House, an important monument of colonial architecture. The museum keeps the main Inca archaeological collection in Peru Inca culture that reflects and other archaeological cultures of the region of Cusco.
San Pedro Market (One`s of the Biggest market of Cusco) On the walk to it you’ll generally notice more and more street vendors and ladies in traditional dress sitting on the side of the streets selling nuts, popcorn and other small bags of dried foods. You’ll spot more and more local shops (tiendas) selling the most random of things all in the one tienda. If you’re looking for an alpaca jumper, a freshly made juice, a bag of nectarines, some plantains to fry, buttifaras (ham sandwiches served on French bread) or some cheesy gifts for your parents or friends back home you’re definitely on your way to the right place!. (Meals on your own)
Day 2: Private tour to the Sacred Valley - Zoo of Cochahuasi - Alpaca Farm - Pisac market & Ruins - Urubamba - Tour to the terraces of Maras Moray & Salt Mines - Ollantaytambo & spend the night here ( B - Buffet lunch )
After your delicious buffet breakfast, pick up to start with this lovely Sacred Valley (great option to acclimatize) the ancient capital of the Inca Empire, where you'll board our private coach for a drive to the Sacred Valley. This mountainous region of Peru offers mystical awe-inspiring sights to discover...The tour includes the visits the small zoo of Cochahuasi where you can observe the flight of the CONDOR`S, Andean pumas, fox, deer’s, parrots, macaws and variety of animals and birds and then you will visit Awana Kancha or (Alpaca farm) which is a weaving center with the goal to keep alive the traditional textile arts. Here you can see four members of the camelids family - llama, alpacas, vicunas and guanacos. Alpaca have thick wool and is the most commonly used while the vicunas are small and delicate with fur considered the finest. You can meet these fours camelids, learn about the harvesting of the different wools and the natural dying techniques and have change to see native weavers from different areas showing their weaving style and dress afterwards, we continue with visit to the Andean native markets and ruins of Pisac.
This mountainous region of Peru offers mystical awe-inspiring sights to discover... along with farms and villages that welcome you with a taste of daily life. Enjoy a tasty BUFFET lunch for at the restaurant (variety of dishes and vegetarian optional) after the lunch, we will continue with the tour to the Inca site of Moray. This is a fascinating, unique ruin; a fabulous amphitheater of terracing that was used as an agricultural experimental site by the Incas by taking advantage of the microclimates produced by the varying altitude to breed new varieties of their crops. We shall also visit the Village of Maras, and The salt pans which have made it famous. The salt pans are an unforgettable site-people from Maras have diverted a salt-laden spring coming out of the hillside, evaporating the water to collect salt, as their ancestors have done for centuries. We will walk among the salt pans; witnessing a scene largely unchanged from Inca times, the tour continues to Ollantaytambo was an important administrative center with probable military functions due to the walls and towers. There are also traces of ancient roads and aqueducts. The town of Ollantaytambo is called a Living-Inca-Town, since the inhabitants maintain very old practices and customs. Afterwards, you will be dropped off in one of this below hotels (Dinner on your own)
Day 3: Ollantaytambo - Km82 - Camping over 3000 m.a.s.l / Maximum Altitude 3300m/10,824ft / Minimum altitude: 2,680m/8,790ft / Distance aprox 12 Km / Walking distance between 6 to 7 hours (B-L&D)
After your buffet breakfast at your hotel, our tour guide will pass to pick you between 7 to 7:10am and then we will journey until Piskacucho (Km82) which is the beginning of the Inca Trail. Upon your arrival to Km82, you will have free time to organize and pack your last stuff and check everything before to start the hiking, you can also use the restrooms, applying sunscreen, insect repellent) at check point, everyone will have to show the original passports and ISIC Cards (If applicable) The Inca trail starts (2720m/8923ft) the trail take us to the first Inca ruins as Huillca Raccay and the incredible Incan site of Llactapata or Patallacta ( Upper town in Quechua ancient language ) offers spectacular view of Urubamba valley and the Cusi chacca River. The trekking includes break stop for pictures and relaxing according how you feeling. The Urubamba mountain range that devides the jungle, the Andes and the beautiful snow-capped peak of Wakay Willca (5860/19225ft) and surrounded by pure nature and amazing views and of course guided visit of the ruins . 3 hours more of uphill and following the ancient path by the left bank of the river. Our first campsite it will be at Wayllabamba (3000m/9842ft) temperature at night will depend of season (temperature 5ºC)
Day 4: Wayllabamba - Dead Woman Pass - Pacaymayu - Camping over 3550m/11656ft - Maximum altitude: 4,200m/13,776ft - Minimum altitude: 3,000m /9,840ft - Distance of walking: 10 Km aprox / Walking time: between 7 to 8hours (B-L&D)
After your delicious breakfast, every trekker will be ready to leave the first campsite and start the hike following the ancient path along the left bank of the Lluyuchayoc River and then, you will ascent towards the highest pass. The uphill takes around 4 to 5 hours depending on your physical conditions a seeing spectacular views of Lluyucha pampa (3680m) Continuing going up and following the amazing landscape you will get to the first and highest pass of the Inca Trail to Abra Warmy Huañusca or Dead Woman`s Pass in English (4,200m/13779ft) which is the final part of the uphill train will be the hardest because the altitude start to make to the hiker don`t got good acclimatization before to this trek. At the Abra Huarmy Wañusca normally many people reach this altitude and this is the best award for celebrate.
Afterwards, you will begin the descent to our lunch stop which is at Pacaymayu our campsite itself. Along this hike, you will be able to observe a lot of hummingbirds and other kind of birds, orchids, native plants and trees such as the Polylepis or Queuña trees which grow in the cloud forest located at 3,650m/11972ft. Some hikers bring some special drink to share with the others taking resting, making pictures and if weather permit seeing spectacular scenes of uphill trail where some people still are making the effort to reach top. After plenty time on the top we start a nice downhill path to the second campsite at Pacaymayu valley (3600 meters above sea level). This valley offer nice views of the mountain range (temperature 4ºC)
Day 5: Pacaymayu - Runku Racay - Puyupatamarca - Wiñay Huayna - Camping over 2680m/8792ft - Maximum altitude: 3,750m/12,300ft - Minimum altitude: 2700m/8,856ft - Travel distance: 15 Km aprox. / Walking hours: between 6 to 7 hours (B-L&D)
This third day is the most impressive day of walking, you will wake up early in the morning to start with the hike of another 15 Km and 3000 steps of hiking up and down through many archaeological sites such as Runku Racay (Pile of ruins) this a circular complex is located on the top of a mountain and between the borders of the Andean climate and the cloud forest, the views of the mountains, canyons and surrounding areas are spectacular. To reach these ruins the trail climbs steeply up the opposite side of the valley towards the second pass...The investigation says this was a place to storage food and contains sleeping areas for the Inca army...
After the guide tour of Runku Racay we follow the trail leads us to the second larger Inca ruins as known Sayaqmarca (Dominant Town or Inaccessible Town).On the way to the ruins the hikers passing through two small beautiful lagoons next of the trail…After Sayaqmarca the trail winds through jungle with orchids and bromeliads, through a tunnel, and along ridge above Urubamba River to Puyupatamarca (Town in the clouds). With stunning views of Salkantay, Veronica, and Pumasillo. Puyupatamarca, spreads out on either side of the trail with many agricultural terraces, a long series of baths (one and then a run of five going down the slope), and at the top of the site a large bedrock platform. Some archaeologists interpret the site as primarily a place to worship the mountains, but also see important water source association with the springs feeding the baths. Puyupatamarca offer spectacular place to have lunch seeing the surrounded mountains…From Puyupatamarca descends via steep staircase to Wiñay Huayna (Forever Young) is an Inca complex neighbor to Machu Picchu, on an elevated perch overlooking the Urubamba River. The site consists of upper and lower house complexes connected by a staircase and fountain structures, beside the houses lies and area of agricultural terraces. This place was discovered in 1941 by Paul Fejos. It is a short distance of walking from your campsite, if for any reason your feel tired, try to do all the efforts to visit and do not miss this part of impressive sites along the Inca Trail. (Temperature 12ºC)
Day 6: Wiñay Huayna - Sun Gate - Machu Picchu - Huayna Picchu - Aguas Calientes - Cusco ( Maximum altitude: 2,700m/ 12,300ft - Minimum altitude: 2,400m / 7,872ft - Distance travelled : 8 Km aprox - Walking distance aprox: 6 to 7 hours. (B&L)
After your early breakfast at camping (4:30am) we will descend rapidly from the cloud forest into the high jungle habitat. Orchids and hummingbirds are commonly seen along the spectacular section of the trail high above the river. We will arrive at Inti Punku “Sun Gate” to observe the sunrise over Machu Picchu from an elevated vantage point. We continue down to the royal road and at last the “Lost city of the Incas” where you will be guided during 3 hours into this marvelous citadel of Machu Picchu.
The GUIDED tour basically includes walk through the different sections such as: The Urban sector, the agriculture sector, and the religions zone was used by the Inca Culture. After the guided tour in Machu Picchu, you will have free time to explore by yourself, walk at your own space, a lot of selfies and to meet other tourists into the sanctuary. According with the time and to your physical conditions, you can coordinate with the tour guide to climb to HUAYNA PICCHU or Machu Picchu Mountain from where you can have the best panoramic view for photos of all Machu Picchu and of deep green canyon surrounding the sacred Inca Citadel. Do not forget that this entrance must be booked in advance and pay US$ 65 extra. Afternoon and depending on your train schedule back to Cusco; you will have to take the bus down to Aguas Calientes to catch the train back to Cusco. After the guided tour, our guide will give you all the instructions for your bus down and train back to Cusco. Upon your arrival to Poroy station, you will be meeting again by our staff and then transfer back to your Hotel. (Dinner on your own)
Day07: Cusco - Lima (B)
After your buffet breakfast or afternoon, pick up and transfer to the airport.