DAY 1 CUSCO CITY TOUR
Upon arrival to Cusco Airport, reception and transportation to your
accommodation where you will receive an aromatic coca tea to stimulating
for the height, will have the free morning to rest and also we suggest
you have a light lunch in either your hotel or in one of the surrounded;
in the afternoon we will depart on a City tour (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 exquisite restaurants in the area, then overnight. (No meals
*Optional Buffet Dinner with Folkloric Show: Adding $30
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 and tradition will be able appreciated besides will
have a good opportunity to try our bargain skills on the free time to
interact with the local craftsmen to purchase their hand-made souvenirs.
The Valley has a distance of 31 km (19 miles) of Cusco, and an altitude
of 2,970 ms (9,700 p), Pisac is located to the entrance of the Sacred
Valley and followed by Ollantaytambo, the older town continuously
occupied of the American continent. The narrow streets of Ollantaytambo,
along with their channels that have not varied from the time Inca, evoke
their ancestral inheritance, lunch in a typical restaurant and then the
last visit will be to Chinchero market.
Chinchero 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
main square at 6:30pm approx.
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
This trip allows a taste of the Inca Trail with days of hiking and
camping. We begin the hike from the train stop at Kilometer 104 and
follow the trail for six hours to the spectacular view of Machu Picchu
from Inti Punku, The gate of the Sun. From here we descend into the
world famous “Lost City”. After a restful night in a hotel, we return to
Machu Picchu at dawn to see the ruins in perfect morning light. In the
afternoon, we return to Cusco by train.
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 Wi˝aywayna, located at a height
of 2700 meters above sea level. After Machu Picchu, Wi˝aywayna is one of
the most beautiful buildings made by the Incas, at the cloudy forest.
Wi˝aywana 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
Wi˝aywayna 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.
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,L).
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,
-hotel night 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 luggage in the Cusco hotel, all
the hotels 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
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
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
END OF SERVICES
All hotel and lodge accommodations based on single, double or triple
occupancy. All scheduled transportation. All transfers. All scheduled
excursions with English-speaking guide services. All entrance fees.
Meals as specified in the itinerary. B=Breakfast; L=Lunch; D=Dinner.
IMPORTANT: For a better service, the company informs you that it
has autonomy to change the Hotels mentioned in the itinerary with
another one of similar category if therefore sees it by advisable taking
into account justifiable availability of spaces or other reasons, if
this it is the case you will be notified ahead of time.
NOT INCLUDED IN THE FEE
International and domestic airfares, airport departure taxes or visa
fees, excess baggage charges, additional nights during the trip due to
flight cancellations, alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages or bottled
water, snacks, insurance of any kind, laundry, phone calls, radio calls
or messages, reconfirmation of international flights and items of