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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 the airport of Cusco (Your flight details: to be confirmed in advance) our tour guide and representative will be waiting for you with an small board written your names and then you will be transferred to our office to get further information about your trip and get some COCA tea which will help you 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 Admiral'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 Maras Moray and Salt Mines - Ollantaytambo & Cusco (B - Buffet lunch)
At the appropriate time and after your buffet breakfast, pick up from your Hotel for the 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, the tour continues towards Ollantaytambo, an archaeological site that the Incas built as a fort and includes a temple, agricultural terraces, and an urban area. There are two distinct sectors: Araqama Ayllu, the religious and worship zone, and Qosqo Ayllu, the residential area. 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. The tour continues with the visits to 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...Afternoon and on the way back to Cusco we will stop by the colorful village of Chinchero, where we will find the ruins of the Tupac Inca Yupanqui Royal House, we will appreciate its well preserve Inca wall in the main square and you will visit the beauty Colonial Temple with invaluable portraits, built over Inca Bases and finally, arrives to Cusco and transfer back to Hotel around 6:00pm (Dinner on your own)
Day 3: Cusco - Mollepata - Sayapata - Umantay Lake - Soray Pampa (First campsite located over 3950 m.a.sl) Walking hour’s approx.6 hours / Distance approx...12 Km (B-L&D)
After your delicious breakfast at your hotel, you will be picked up between 4:30am to 5:00am and then, you will be transported in our private vehicle straight to Mollepata (2900 meters above sea level) which is the beginning of the famous hike. You will be accompanied by your English speaking guide and upon your arrival to the last destination of our transport, you will have free time to take some coffee in one local restaurants while our porters will coordinate to carry all the equipment. In this small village, you can also do the last minute supplies, leg-stretching or to use the restrooms at a local places. The mules will load our entire equipment, we will also have some horse of emergency, in case that it is needed along the hike. We will continue our journey till Soray Pampa (3850 meters above sea level) during this famous hike, we will have fantastic landscape and the majestic Salkantay Mountain, and other snowcapped mountains and the Valley of Apurimac River. On the way to our first campsite, we will stop for our delicious and tasty buffet lunch prepared by our professional cook. Afterwards, we will walk uphill to Humantay LAKE, a marvelous lake located into the canyon and finally, we will return and get our campsite where the tents will be ready to rest. Around 7:00pm, dinner will be ready accompanied with hot drinks.
Day 4: Soray Pampa - Apacheta Pass - Chaullay (Second campsite located over 2920 m.a.s.l) Distance of walking approx... 14 Km / Hours of walking 7 hours (B-L&D)
Today is considerate one of the most unforgettable and hardest, but it worth it because you will walk up till the highest point and then, you will enjoy nature. After your delicious breakfast, you will start with this difficult part of the trek. We will pass the Salkantay pampa where you will take a small break and then, we continue towards the left side of the snowy peaks of Umantay located next to the Apu Salkantay. Finally, we will get the highest point (4600 meters above sea level) from where, we will appreciate the spectacular views of the snowcapped mountains and the imposing peaks of Salkantay (6264 m.a.s.l) knowns as the second highest point of the Cusco region. On the way down to our second campsite, we will have lunch break for around 1 hour. After around 4 hours of walk down, we will get our second campsite of Chaullay located into the high jungle (2920 m.a.s.l) Around 7:00pm, dinner will be ready accompanied with hot drinks.
Day 5: Chaullay - La Playa Sahuayaco - Santa Teresa (Third campsite: 2350 m.a.s.l) Distance of walking approx...11Km / Hours of walking: 5 hours (B-L&D)
After our delicious buffet breakfast, we start to walk through Collpapampa and the Playa Sahuayaco and during this period, we will observe a town called Collpapampa, also called (Forest cloudy brow) where we will be introduced to the high jungle zone called Ceja de Selva. Here we will see different kinds of Plants, fruits. Flowers, bird`s etcetera plus coca and banana crops can be observed. On the way to this campsite, we will pass a fantastic waterfall where you will have time to shower and take amazing pictures, and with luck we can observe the famous Peruvian National bird “Gallito de las Rocas” We stop at Lluscamayo (2400 m.a.s.l) for buffet lunch and free time to take relax before the 4 hours walk to our last campsite which is Santa Teresa (2350 m.a.s.l) A small village located here with electricity and shop. This campsite is interesting because you will have plenty of time to enjoy the hot pools. Dinner will be ready accompanied with hot drinks.
Day 6: Santa Teresa - Lucmabamba - Llactapata - Hydroelectric - Train service to Aguas Calientes 2,040 m.a.s.l (B-L&D)
Around 8:00am after enjoyed the delicious buffet breakfast, you will begin with this great hike to the village of Lucmabamba where we see the remains of an Inka trail. We follow this rising trail, from which we will see the coffee, banana and passion fruit plantation and the lovely view of the Santa Teresa valley. After climbing for 4 hours to reach Llactapata (2700m.a.s.l) we will have free time to take relax and observe the mountain of the sanctuary of Machu Picchu (Inca citadel) and some of this archaeological site from afar. A descending trail of 2 HOURS, will take us to Hydroelectric plant (1870 m.a.s.l) where will have opportunity to eat your packed food provided by our cook in the last campsite. Around 4:30pm, you will catch the train straight to Aguas Calientes (it takes 45 minutes of journey) upon your arrival to this lovely town, you will be immediately transferred to Hotel for check in for the night there.
After your dinner, try to sleep early and be ready for the glorious day in Machu Picchu the next day... No alcohol & discos for now!!!
Tonight, you can sleep at the following hotels in A.C
Day 7: Private Guided tour to the WONDER of the world “Machu Picchu “& Huayna Picchu (Machu Picchu Montaña: Optional) (B & Box-Lunch)
This day, is one of the most important and interesting days during your whole trip, you will be picked up from your Hotel very early (BEFORE the BIRDS SING) our guide will meet you at your hotel between 4:30 to 5:00am to aboard the first touristic and shared bus to drop off you at the main door where you have to show your original PASSPORTS and ISIC Cards (if applicable) at the check point, and then try to be the first visitors inside of the wonder of the world Machu Picchu and the archaeological sites you will have complete guided tour during 2 to 3 hours of this spectacular mystical place.
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 entrances, must be booked in advance and pay US$ 15 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)
Day 8: Cusco - Lima (B)
After your buffet breakfast or afternoon, pick up and transfer to the airport.