AUTHENTIC MACHU PICCHU EXPERIENCE 8 DAYS – PRIVATE SERVICES

AUTENTICA EXPERIENCIA EN MACHU PICCHU 8 DIAS – SERVICIOS PRIVADOS (14)

AUTHENTIC MACHU PICCHU EXPERIENCE 8 DAYS – PRIVATE SERVICES

Trip Length: 8 Días
Desde
US $ 2922
Per person in Tourist Service

Highlights: Lima, Cusco, Andes Mountains, Cusco, Pisaq ruins and market, Ollantaytambo Fortress, the lost city of the Incas Machu Picchu, Putucusi Hike, Mandor Valley Bird watching

Explore Peru’s mixture of colonial and Inca architecture

This itinerary offers you the chance to explore Lima’s historic centre the “City of Kings”, on this trip we discover the beautiful city of Cusco the timeless capital of both the Incas, is our gateway to the lost city of Machu Picchu, and the ruined fortresses, temples and lively markets, learn about local culture visiting a Sacred Valley.

Trip Length: 8 Días
Tour Type: Tour ClasicoS
Type service: Tour Privado
Destinations: Lima, Cusco, Valle Sagrado & Machu Picchu
Highlights:
Activities: Cultura, Historia/ Paseos y Caminatas/Familia/Multi-Actividad.

Trip Itinerary

Day 1 – International Arrival in Lima

Our representative will meet with you at International Lima Airport and escort you to your hotel.

There are no planned activities, so check into the hotel and rest up – Overnight at Lima Hotel

  • Meals Included: None

Note: Arrive in Lima at any time but we highly recommend you arriving to Lima between 3 to 10pm

Day 2 – Lima Sightseeing Tour

Breakfast at the Hotel; morning free to relax; we recommend you to take a long rest and be prepared to begin with this unforgettable journey through our wonderful country. Pick up from the hotel to have lunch at nice Lima restaurant.

At 2:00pm start your private guided sightseeing tour to the most attractive and important sites in Lima, the “City of Kings”. This excursion offers the best combination of the different attractions in Lima and its three historical periods: pre-Hispanic, colonial and contemporary. In Lima, there were several different pre-Columbian cultures which are dated thousands of years back. Lima was part of the Inca Empire until was founded by the Spaniard Francisco Pizarro on the 18th of January, 1535; back to Hotel – Overnight at Lima Hotel

  • Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch

Optional Tour to Fountains of Lima; be surprised by the largest compound of electronic fountains in the world.

Guided excursion to the Magical Water Circuit the largest water fountain compound in the world, certified by Guinness World Records. Here you will enjoy a wonderful display of water, light, music and images presented at Reserve Park – (Start at: 6:30pm – Duration: 2 ½ hours – Open from Wednesday to Sunday)

Day 3 – Flight to Cusco & Transfer to Sacred Valley

After the short flight from Lima to Cusco (just over 1 hour) you will be transferred to the legendary Sacred Valley, the source of agricultural products for the city of Cuzco since Inca times. There, you will check in to either the beautiful Sacred Valley Hotel.

After settling in, you may wish just to relax in the hotel, acclimating to the altitude while enjoying the majestic scenery, dominated by the imposing peaks of the Vilcanota mountain range. Tonight, you can try some of the culinary specialties of the region before a peaceful night’s rest. Overnight at Sacred Valley Hotel

  • Meals Included: Breakfast

Day 4 – Sacred Valley of the Incas

Breakfast at the hotel; pick up from the hotel at 9:00am for your full day private guided tour to the impressive Sacred Valley of the Incas, explore the beautiful Peruvian countryside with a full-day tour of the magical Sacred Valley. First place, you will visit the town of Pisaq, famous for its bustling market. This native town was once where “exchange transactions” took place. In this type of transaction, customers would exchange one good for another instead of using currency. Visit the market of Pisaq where you can purchase beautifully crafted products hand-made by the locals.

On Sunday, the main attraction is a mass celebrated in Quechua and conducted in Spanish. It is attended by the mayors and their attendants who play traditional musical instruments called “pututos.”

Afterwards, you’ll enjoy a typical Peruvian lunch (included in price) before visiting the fortress of Ollantaytambo.

Next, you will visit the impressive ruins of Ollantaytambo fortress. These magnificent ancient ruins serve as great vantage points to look out over the valley. Originally the royal estate of Emperor Pachacuteq during the Inca Empire, this site later served as a stronghold for Manco Inca Yupanqui in the Inca´s final rebellion against the Spanish. In the afternoon back to the Hotel – Overnight at Sacred Valley Hotel

  • Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch

Day 5 – Sacred Valley – Visit Machu Picchu

Breakfast at the hotel; two day excursion to Machu Picchu; our guide will pick you up at 06:45am from your Cusco Hotel and you’ll be transferred to the Ollantaytambo railway station to enjoy 1 hora and 40 minutes scenic rail tour to Aguas Calientes (by Vistadome Class).

Upon arrival at Aguas Calientes station, you’ll board a small bus and head up to the ruins of the “sacred city”, Machu Picchu. Your expert guide will walk with you through the main streets of these amazing ruins. Stroll through town squares and climb delicately carved stone stairways. Esoteric wisdom holds Machu Picchu as the new spiritual center of the world. There will be time to be alone and fully embrace this magnificent wonder of the world, letting this once in a lifetime experience set in. After the tour you’ll have time to stroll around the Archaeological Site at your leisure.

Lunch at the Sanctuary Lodge Restaurant in Machu Picchu

In the afternoon take bus and back to Aguas Calientes – Overnight at Aguas Calientes Hotel

  • Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch

Day 6 – Sunrise at Machu Picchu & Climb Wayna Picchu Mountain

Breakfast at the hotel, to enjoy Sunrise at Machu Picchu; early transfer at 5:30am to the Bus Stop for the short ride (25 minutes) up to the citadel of Machu Picchu at first time enjoy the magnificent sunrise of Machu Picchu and feel the energies and mystery of this citadel. Then climb Wayna Picchu Mountain (entrance to Wayna Picchu included in the price) and discover the beautiful landscape near of the sky; from Wayna Picchu Mountain you can appreciate the immensity of Machu Picchu, even more amazing being high and distant.

The climb isn’t technical, but it isn’t easy either. It’s quite strenuous, starting at an altitude over 2,000m. It gets steeper and steeper, until the route becomes almost vertical with rock-hopping over large borders and squeezing through small tunnels. Back from the mountain you will have free time for strolling through the ruins taking photographs and walking through the most amazing and enigmatic this wonder.

Then, you will have time to perform some of the following activities by yourself (not included in the price):

  1. Visit the Sun Gate; opportunity to walk (approx. 1 hour) up to the Sun Gate (Inti Punku)
  2. Trek to the Inca Bridge; the Inca Bridge offers a dose of adventure for your next Machu Picchu visit. However in this case, the adventure is a little less strenuous, but a lot more death defying.

Lunch at the Sanctuary Lodge Restaurant in Machu Picchu (included in the price)

Train back to Cusco: In the afternoon you’ll return to the train station in Aguas Calientes for the trip back to Cusco – train departure to Cusco (Vistadome Class); upon arrival to Cusco reception and transfer to the Hotel

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch

Day 7 – Cusco City Sightseeing Tour

Breakfast at the hotel; pick up from the hotel at 9:00am a private guided tour; including the Cathedral, Koricancha, Sacsayhuaman, Qenqo, Puca pucara and Tambomachay. Our tour will beginning on to the Main Square of Cusco. You’ll enter the Cathedral of Cusco and see the beautiful woodwork and colonial paintings containing extensive Incan iconography. Visit the Korikancha (Temple of the Sun) on which the Santo Domingo Convent was built. Legend says this temple was completely gold coated, which impressed the conquerors upon their arrival.

Ascend to the Archaeological Park of Sacsayhuaman and visit the Cuidadela. This is the royal house where they admired the Sun God but also worshiped younger gods. Admire this large structure and enjoy the magnificent landscape which brings peace and tranquility. Next, visit Qenqo, the old temple of the Puma. Inside you can see a sacrificial altar made of a huge stone. At Tambomachay, you’ll see the sacred fountains of life and health. Pucapucara safeguarded the city gates and the Fortress of Sacsayhuaman. The tour ends with a detailed visit of the city of Cusco – Overnight at Cusco Hotel

  • Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch

Day 8 – Depart Cusco / Lima International departure

Breakfast at the hotel; transfer to the airport for departure flight to Lima and then take your connecting flight at home

  • Meals Included: Breakfast

Services Included

All mentioned private land transport (minivan, etc.), Hotel accommodation with breakfast, entrance to parks and cultural sights, guided visits and mentioned excursions, English/Spanish speaking guide to accompany visits and excursions, all private transfers, meals as indicated in the itinerary, Train tickets Vistadome Class, Entrance fee to Wayna Picchu Mountain (one time Day 5), two times entrance to Machu Picchu (Day 5 & Day 6).

Services not included

International airfares, domestic flights

Airport departure (US$ 30 per person for international flights and US$ 6.5 for national flights) taxes or visa fees, excess baggage charges, additional nights during the trip due to flight cancellations, alcoholic beverages or bottled water, snacks, insurance of any kind, laundry, phone calls, radio calls or messages, reconfirmation of flights and items of personal nature, personal equipment, obligatory personal insurance and meals which are not mentioned.

Domestic flights are not included in the price; you’ll need to book the following

Day 3 – Flight to Cusco & Transfer to Sacred Valley

Lima to Cusco in the morning; you can buy with Peruvian Airlines – www.peruvian.pe

Day 8 – Depart Cusco / Lima International departure

Cusco to Lima, you can buy with Star Peru – www.peruvian.pe

Other companies that you can buy domestic flight tickets will be StarPeru www.starperu.com OR

LAN www.lan.com OR AVIANCA  www.avianca.com.pe

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SALKANTAY TREK & MACHU PICCHU JOURNEY 7 DAYS

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SALKANTAY TREK & MACHU PICCHU JOURNEY 7 DAYS

Trip Length: 7 Días
Desde
US $ 2233
Per person in Tourist Service

Highlights: Machu Picchu, Salkantay Mountain, Andes Mountains, Cusco, Pisaq ruins and market, Ollantaytambo Fortress

Hiking through the Salkantay Mountain to Machu Picchu

Explore Cusco’s historic centre, Speak Quechua with Sacred Valley locals, Trek the trail that once linked the Inca Empire, Experience awe at a Machu Picchu sunrise, Peru’s colonial and Inca architecture.

Trip Length: 7 Días
Tour Type: Tour ClasicoS
Type service: Tour Privado
Destinations: Cusco,Valle Sagrado, Salkantay, Machu Picchu
Highlights:
Activities: Camintas y Excursiones / Cultura e Historia

Trip Itinerary

Day 1 – Arrival to Cusco – City Sightseeing Tour

Upon arrival, reception and transfer to your Cusco Hotel; where you’ll be welcomed with coca infusion tea (“mate de coca”) that will help you to get used to the altitude – free morning to take a leisurely walk around the ancient capital of the Incas or to acclimatize to the high altitude setting.

After lunch at 1:30pm; Cusco tour including the Cathedral, Koricancha, Sacsayhuaman, Qenqo, Pucapucara and Tambomachay. Our tour will beginning on to the Main Square of Cusco. You’ll enter the Cathedral of Cusco and see the beautiful woodwork and colonial paintings containing extensive Incan iconography. Visit the Korikancha (Temple of the Sun) on which the Santo Domingo Convent was built. Legend says this temple was completely gold coated, which impressed the conquerors upon their arrival.

Ascend to the Archaeological Park of Sacsayhuaman and visit the Cuidadela. This is the royal house where they admired the Sun God but also worshiped younger gods. Admire this large structure and enjoy the magnificent landscape which brings peace and tranquility. Next, visit Qenqo, the old temple of the Puma. Inside you can see a sacrificial altar made of a huge stone. At Tambomachay, you’ll see the sacred fountains of life and health. Pucapucara safeguarded the city gates and the Fortress of Sacsayhuaman. The tour ends with a detailed visit of the city of Cusco.

  • Meals Included: None

Note: We highly recommend you arriving to Cusco between 9 to 11:30am

Day 2 – Sacred Valley of the Incas

Breakfast at the hotel; pick up from the hotel at 8:30am for your full day tour to the impressive Sacred Valley of the Incas, explore the beautiful Peruvian countryside with a full-day tour of the magical Sacred Valley. First place, you will visit the town of Pisaq, famous for its bustling market. This native town was once where “exchange transactions” took place. In this type of transaction, customers would exchange one good for another instead of using currency. Visit the market of Pisaq where you can purchase beautifully crafted products hand-made by the locals.

On Sunday, the main attraction is a mass celebrated in Quechua and conducted in Spanish. It is attended by the mayors and their attendants who play traditional musical instruments called “pututos.”

Afterwards, you’ll enjoy a typical Peruvian lunch (included in price) before visiting the fortress of Ollantaytambo.

Next, you will visit the impressive ruins of Ollantaytambo fortress. These magnificent ancient ruins serve as great vantage points to look out over the valley. Originally the royal estate of Emperor Pachakuteq during the Inca Empire, this site later served as a stronghold for Manco Inca Yupanqui in the Inca´s final rebellion against the Spanish. In the afternoon back to Cusco – Overnight at Cusco Hotel

  • Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch

Day 3 – Transportation to Soraypampa – Huayracmachay

Breakfast at the hotel; pick up from the Hotel at 5:00am in a private transport and start a scenic morning to our trek starting point at Soraypampa. The road goes up a beaten track along the right shore of the Apurimac River and crosses the town of Mollepata (2800m/9184ft) and Cruzpata to finally reach Soraypampa (3800m/12464ft), the starting point of the trek. We start our hike towards the base of Mt. Salcantay, crossing Salcantaypampa, and then starting a 2 hrs steep ascent to Soyroccocha, just next to the impressive glacier of Salcantay. Continuing uphill, we reach the highest point of the trek Abra Huayracmachay (4525m/14846ft). From this point, we start descending towards into the so-called cloud forest. Along the route, we can see the remains of an ancient Inca path, which is approximately 6 meters wide. We arrive to our camping place Huayracmachay (3,850m/12628ft). Camping

  • Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 4 – Huayracmachay to Lucmabamba

Breakfast; continue our hike with an easy downhill walk along the Salcantay River, enjoying the increasingly lush vegetation, passing waterfalls, passion fruit and coffee plantations. The arid highland landscape begins to transform into a cloud forest filled with trees and bromeliads. After 3 hours we arrive at the settlement of Chaullay, and after another hour and a half, we pass the town of Colpapampa. From Colpapampa, the Salkantay River becomes the Santa Teresa River. After a rest, we continue our descent to the banks of the Totora River where we can enjoy a delicious dip in the thermo-medicinal waters. Following the Santa Teresa River, we pass the waterfalls at Coripacchi, the settlement at Wiñaypoko and finally arrive to Lucmabamba (2,100m/6888ft) campsite. Camping

  • Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 5 – Llactapata Archaeological site – Aguas Calientes

After breakfast, walk up to Llactapata on the way we can see plantations of banana, coffee, and avocado, as well as exuberant local flora. We enter spectacled-bear territory and we will probably be accompanied by flocks of parrots as we descend. We cross the river and start climbing for 2-3 hours up to Abra Q’elloqasa (2860m/9381ft) from where we have an exceptional view of Machu Picchu. We enjoy amazing view from Llaqtapata (2650m/8692ft) from where we can view both Machu Picchu and the Salkantay, enjoying the added value of the Llactapata archeological site, which have recently been restored. A 2-hour descent towards the Aobamba River crossing lush bamboo forests and more orchards and coffee plantations brings us to the Hydroelectric from where we board a train that takes us to Aguas Calientes (40 minutes train ride)

Overnight at Aguas Calientes Hotel

  • Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 6 – Full Day Machu Picchu & Back to Cusco

Breakfast at the hotel; full day Excursion to Machu Picchu from Aguas Calientes, early transfer at 5:30am to the Bus Stop for the short ride (25 minutes) up to the citadel of Machu Picchu. Upon arrival, you will participate in a guided tour of the Citadel, visiting the Main Plaza, the Circular Tower, the Sacred Sun Dial (the most important preserved Intihuatana), the Royal Quarters, the Temple of the Three Windows, houses, warehouses, a large central square; and all connected by narrow roads and steps that are surrounded by terraces cut into the mountain side. After the tour you’ll have time to stroll around the Archaeological Site at your leisure.

Then, you will have time to perform some of the following activities by yourself (not included in the price):

  1. 1. Climb to Wayna Picchu; for the most adventurous people, we suggest to go up the Wayna Picchu from where you can appreciate the immensity of Machu Picchu, even more amazing being high and distant.

Buffet Lunch at the Sanctuary Lodge Restaurant in Machu Picchu

Train back to Cusco: In the afternoon you’ll return to the train station in Aguas Calientes for the trip back to Cusco – train departure to Cusco; upon arrival to Cusco reception and transfer to the Hotel

  • Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch

Day 7 – Depart Cusco

Breakfast at the hotel; transfer to the airport for departure flight to Lima

  • Meals Included: Breakfast

Services Included

All mentioned land transport (bus, etc.), Hotel accommodation with breakfast, entrance to parks and cultural sights, guided visits and mentioned excursions, English/Spanish speaking guide to accompany visits and excursions, all transfers, meals as indicated in the itinerary, Train tickets Expedition Class, Horses to carry your personal equipment 9 kilos maximum per trekker (around 19 pounds), all camping equipment for Salkantay Trek

Services not included

International airfares, domestic flights

Airport departure (US$ 30 per person for international flights and US$ 6.5 for national flights) taxes or visa fees, excess baggage charges, additional nights during the trip due to flight cancellations, alcoholic beverages or bottled water, snacks, insurance of any kind, laundry, phone calls, radio calls or messages, reconfirmation of flights and items of personal nature, personal equipment, obligatory personal insurance and meals which are not mentioned, Entrance fee to Wayna Picchu Mountain, Sleeping bag, Tips for the guide, cook and porters

Domestic flights are not included in the price; you’ll need to book the following

Day 1 – Arrival to Cusco – City Sightseeing Tour

Lima to Cusco in the morning; you can buy with Star Peru – www.starperu.com

Day 7 – Cusco Depart

Cusco to Lima; you can buy with Star Peru – www.starperu.com

Other companies that you can buy domestic flight tickets will be Peruvian Airlines www.peruvian.pe OR

LAN www.lan.com OR AVIANCA  www.avianca.com.pe

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SALKANTAY HIGH MOUNTAIN TREK 4 DAYS – SHARED GROUP

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SALKANTAY HIGH MOUNTAIN TREK 4 DAYS – SHARED GROUP

Trip Length: 4 Días
Desde
US $ 1581
Per person in Tourist Service

Highlight: Machu Picchu, amazing mountain scenery, High Mountain passes, quieter trails, Salcantay Mountain, local villages, Llactapata

Unforgettable trek through the sacred Salcantay Mountain

This amazing trek runs beneath the Salcantay Mountain (6271m/20569ft) where massive snowcapped mountains collide with lush tropical rain forests, passing through Quechua communities and lesser-known Inca ruins, to finally reach Aguas Calientes on the third day. This itinerary is an interesting alternative for those not having found spaces on the Inca Trail trek to Machu Picchu. Salcantay Mountain is the highest peak of the Cordillera Vilcabamba, part of the Peruvian Andes.

Trip Length: 4 Días
Tour Type: Tour ClasicoS
Type service: Tour Privado
Destinations: Mountaña del Salkantay, Machu Picchu
Highlights:
Activities: Caminatas y Excursiones /Cultura, Historia

Trip Itinerary

Airport Transfer when you arrive to Cusco before trip departure

Machupicchu Kingdom of the Incas Empire Tours services begin with a transfer to your hotel. Our representative will meet with you at Cusco Airport and escort you to your hotel.

Day 1 – Transportation to Soraypampa – Huayracmachay

Pick up from the Hotel at 5:00am in a private transport and start a scenic morning to our trek starting point at Soraypampa. The road goes up a beaten track along the right shore of the Apurimac River and crosses the town of Mollepata (2800m/9184ft) and Cruzpata to finally reach Soraypampa (3800m/12464ft), the starting point of the trek. We start our hike towards the base of Mt. Salcantay, crossing Salcantaypampa, and then starting a 2 hrs steep ascent to Soyroccocha, just next to the impressive glacier of Salcantay. Continuing uphill, we reach the highest point of the trek Abra Huayracmachay (4525m/14846ft). From this point, we start descending towards into the so-called cloud forest. Along the route, we can see the remains of an ancient Inca path, which is approximately 6 meters wide. We arrive to our camping place Huayracmachay (3,850m/12628ft). Camping

  • Meals included: Lunch, Dinner

Day 2 – Huayracmachay to Lucmabamba

Breakfast; continue our hike with an easy downhill walk along the Salcantay River, enjoying the increasingly lush vegetation, passing waterfalls, passion fruit and coffee plantations. The arid highland landscape begins to transform into a cloud forest filled with trees and bromeliads. After 3 hours we arrive at the settlement of Chaullay, and after another hour and a half, we pass the town of Colpapampa. From Colpapampa, the Salkantay River becomes the Santa Teresa River. After a rest, we continue our descent to the banks of the Totora River where we can enjoy a delicious dip in the thermo-medicinal waters. Following the Santa Teresa River, we pass the waterfalls at Coripacchi, the settlement at Wiñaypoko and finally arrive to Lucmabamba (2,100m/6888ft) campsite. Camping

  • Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 3 – Llactapata Archaeological site – Aguas Calientes

After breakfast, walk up to Llactapata on the way we can see plantations of banana, coffee, and avocado, as well as exuberant local flora. We enter spectacled-bear territory and we will probably be accompanied by flocks of parrots as we descend. We cross the river and start climbing for 2-3 hours up to Abra Q’elloqasa (2860m/9381ft) from where we have an exceptional view of Machu Picchu. We enjoy amazing view from Llaqtapata (2650m/8692ft) from where we can view both Machu Picchu and the Salkantay, enjoying the added value of the Llactapata archeological site, which have recently been restored. A 2-hour descent towards the Aobamba River crossing lush bamboo forests and more orchards and coffee plantations brings us to the Hydroelectric from where we board a train that takes us to Aguas Calientes (40 minutes train ride)

Overnight at Aguas Calientes Hotel

  • Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 4 – Full Day Machu Picchu & Back to Cusco

Breakfast at the hotel; full day Excursion to Machu Picchu from Aguas Calientes, early transfer at 5:30am to the Bus Stop for the short ride (25 minutes) up to the citadel of Machu Picchu. Upon arrival, you will participate in a guided tour of the Citadel, visiting the Main Plaza, the Circular Tower, the Sacred Sun Dial (the most important preserved Intihuatana), the Royal Quarters, the Temple of the Three Windows, houses, warehouses, a large central square; and all connected by narrow roads and steps that are surrounded by terraces cut into the mountain side. After the tour you’ll have time to stroll around the Archaeological Site at your leisure.

Then, you will have time to perform some of the following activities by yourself (not included in the price):

  1. Climb to Wayna Picchu; for the most adventurous people, we suggest to go up the Wayna Picchu from where you can appreciate the immensity of Machu Picchu, even more amazing being high and distant.

Train back to Cusco: In the afternoon you’ll return to the train station in Aguas Calientes for the trip back to Cusco – train departure to Cusco; upon arrival to Cusco reception and transfer to the Hotel

  • Meals Included: Breakfast

Services included

  • 2 Airport Transfers
  • Machupicchu Kingdom of the Incas Empire services begin with the arrival transfer to your hotel
  • Our service end with transfer to Cusco Airport; when you leave Cusco
  • Pre-departure briefing
  • Collection from your hotel in the morning of trek departure.
  • Transport to Soraypampa, head of the Trek
  • Entrance fee to Machu Picchu
  • English Speaking Professional Guide (two guides for groups over 8 persons)
  • 4 Season tents, 2 people in each 3-people-capacity tent
  • Thermal Rest Mattresses
  • Horses to carry the group equipment (food, tents, tables, etc.)
  • Your personal luggage allowance to put on the horses (Max. 6 kgs / 13 lbs per person) – days 1 to 3
  • Chef and cooking equipment
  • Dining tent with tables, chairs and Kitchen tent
  • Meals as indicated in the itinerary (optional vegetarian food)
  • Toilet tent
  • Accommodation for all our staff
  • First aid kit including emergency oxygen bottle.
  • Train ticket from Hidroelectrica to Aguas Calientes
  • Bus up/down from Aguas Calientes to Machu Picchu
  • Vistadome train from Aguas Calientes to Poroy (Cusco)
  • One night accommodation in Aguas Calientes selected hotel Category (last night)
  • Transfer from Poroy train station to your Cusco hotel

Services not included

International airfares, domestic flights

Airport departure (US$ 30 per person for international flights and US$ 6.5 for national flights) taxes or visa fees, excess baggage charges, additional nights during the trip due to flight cancellations, alcoholic beverages or bottled water, snacks, insurance of any kind, laundry, phone calls, radio calls or messages, reconfirmation of flights and items of personal nature, personal equipment, obligatory personal insurance and meals which are not mentioned, Entrance fee to Wayna Picchu Mountain, Sleeping bag, Tips for the guide, cook and porters

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SALKANTAY HIGH MOUNTAIN TREK 4 DAYS – PRIVATE SERVICE

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SALKANTAY HIGH MOUNTAIN TREK 4 DAYS – PRIVATE SERVICE

Trip Length: 4 Días
Desde
US $ 1670
Per person in Tourist Service

Highlight: Machu Picchu, amazing mountain scenery, High Mountain passes, quieter trails, Salcantay Mountain, local villages, Llactapata

Unforgettable trek through the sacred Salcantay Mountain

This amazing trek runs beneath the Salcantay Mountain (6271m/20569ft) where massive snowcapped mountains collide with lush tropical rain forests, passing through Quechua communities and lesser-known Inca ruins, to finally reach Aguas Calientes on the third day. This itinerary is an interesting alternative for those not having found spaces on the Inca Trail trek to Machu Picchu. Salcantay Mountain is the highest peak of the Cordillera Vilcabamba, part of the Peruvian Andes.

Airport Transfer when you arrive to Cusco before trip departure

Machupicchu Kingdom of the Incas Empire services begin with a transfer to your hotel. Our representative will meet with you at Cusco Airport and escort you to your hotel.

Trip Length: 4 Días
Tour Type: Tour Clasico
Type service: Tour Privado
Destinations: Montaña del Salkantay, Machu Picchu
Highlights:
Activities: Trekking y Excursiones/Cultural e Historia

Trip Itinerary

Day 1 – Transportation to Soraypampa – Huayracmachay

Pick up from the Hotel at 5:00am in a private transport and start a scenic morning to our trek starting point at Soraypampa. The road goes up a beaten track along the right shore of the Apurimac River and crosses the town of Mollepata (2800m/9184ft) and Cruzpata to finally reach Soraypampa (3800m/12464ft), the starting point of the trek. We start our hike towards the base of Mt. Salcantay, crossing Salcantaypampa, and then starting a 2 hrs steep ascent to Soyroccocha, just next to the impressive glacier of Salcantay. Continuing uphill, we reach the highest point of the trek Abra Huayracmachay (4525m/14846ft). From this point, we start descending towards into the so-called cloud forest. Along the route, we can see the remains of an ancient Inca path, which is approximately 6 meters wide. We arrive to our camping place Huayracmachay (3,850m/12628ft). Camping

  • Meals included: Lunch, Dinner

Day 2 – Huayracmachay to Lucmabamba

Breakfast; continue our hike with an easy downhill walk along the Salcantay River, enjoying the increasingly lush vegetation, passing waterfalls, passion fruit and coffee plantations. The arid highland landscape begins to transform into a cloud forest filled with trees and bromeliads. After 3 hours we arrive at the settlement of Chaullay, and after another hour and a half, we pass the town of Colpapampa. From Colpapampa, the Salkantay River becomes the Santa Teresa River. After a rest, we continue our descent to the banks of the Totora River where we can enjoy a delicious dip in the thermo-medicinal waters. Following the Santa Teresa River, we pass the waterfalls at Coripacchi, the settlement at Wiñaypoko and finally arrive to Lucmabamba (2,100m/6888ft) campsite. Camping

  • Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 3 – Llactapata Archaeological site – Aguas Calientes

After breakfast, walk up to Llactapata on the way we can see plantations of banana, coffee, and avocado, as well as exuberant local flora. We enter spectacled-bear territory and we will probably be accompanied by flocks of parrots as we descend. We cross the river and start climbing for 2-3 hours up to Abra Q’elloqasa (2860m/9381ft) from where we have an exceptional view of Machu Picchu. We enjoy amazing view from Llaqtapata (2650m/8692ft) from where we can view both Machu Picchu and the Salkantay, enjoying the added value of the Llactapata archeological site, which have recently been restored. A 2-hour descent towards the Aobamba River crossing lush bamboo forests and more orchards and coffee plantations brings us to the Hydroelectric from where we board a train that takes us to Aguas Calientes (40 minutes train ride)

Overnight at Aguas Calientes Hotel

  • Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 4 – Full Day Machu Picchu & Back to Cusco

Breakfast at the hotel; full day Excursion to Machu Picchu from Aguas Calientes, early transfer at 5:30am to the Bus Stop for the short ride (25 minutes) up to the citadel of Machu Picchu. Upon arrival, you will participate in a guided tour of the Citadel, visiting the Main Plaza, the Circular Tower, the Sacred Sun Dial (the most important preserved Intihuatana), the Royal Quarters, the Temple of the Three Windows, houses, warehouses, a large central square; and all connected by narrow roads and steps that are surrounded by terraces cut into the mountain side. After the tour you’ll have time to stroll around the Archaeological Site at your leisure.

Then, you will have time to perform some of the following activities by yourself (not included in the price):

  1. 1. Climb to Wayna Picchu; for the most adventurous people, we suggest to go up the Wayna Picchu from where you can appreciate the immensity of Machu Picchu, even more amazing being high and distant.

Buffet Lunch at the Sanctuary Lodge Restaurant in Machu Picchu

Train back to Cusco: In the afternoon you’ll return to the train station in Aguas Calientes for the trip back to Cusco – train departure to Cusco; upon arrival to Cusco reception and transfer to the Hotel

  • Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch

Depart Cusco – Our representative will assist you and transfer to the airport and say goodbye.

Services included

  • 2 Airport Transfers
  • Machupicchu Kingdom of the Incas Empire services begin with the arrival transfer to your hotel
  • Our service end with transfer to Cusco Airport; when you leave Cusco
  • Pre-departure briefing
  • Collection from your hotel in the morning of trek departure.
  • Private transport to Soraypampa, head of the Trek
  • Entrance fee to Machu Picchu
  • English Speaking Professional Guide (two guides for groups over 8 persons)
  • 4 Season tents, 2 people in each 3-people-capacity tent
  • Thermal Rest Mattresses
  • Horses to carry the group equipment (food, tents, tables, etc.)
  • One emergency horse – days 1 to 3 (each two trekkers)
  • Your personal luggage allowance to put on the horses (Max. 8 kgs / 17 lbs per person) – days 1 to 3
  • Personal Duffle Bags for your extra luggage to put on the horses
  • Chef and cooking equipment
  • Dining tent with tables, chairs and Kitchen tent
  • Meals as indicated in the itinerary (optional vegetarian food)
  • Toilet tent
  • Accommodation for all our staff
  • First aid kit including emergency oxygen bottle.
  • Train ticket from Hidroelectrica to Aguas Calientes
  • Bus up/down from Aguas Calientes to Machu Picchu
  • Vistadome train from Aguas Calientes to Poroy (Cusco)
  • One night accommodation in Aguas Calientes selected hotel Category (last night)
  • One Buffet Lunch in Machu Picchu at Sanctuary Lodge Luxury Restaurant
  • Private transfer from Poroy train station to your Cusco hotel

Services not included

International airfares, domestic flights

Airport departure (US$ 30 per person for international flights and US$ 6.5 for national flights) taxes or visa fees, excess baggage charges, additional nights during the trip due to flight cancellations, alcoholic beverages or bottled water, snacks, insurance of any kind, laundry, phone calls, radio calls or messages, reconfirmation of flights and items of personal nature, personal equipment, obligatory personal insurance and meals which are not mentioned, Entrance fee to Wayna Picchu Mountain, Sleeping bag, Tips for the guide, cook and porters

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SALKANTAY TREK TO MACHU PICCHU 6 DAYS – PRIVATE SERVICE

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SALKANTAY TREK TO MACHU PICCHU 6 DAYS – PRIVATE SERVICE

Trip Length: 6 Días
Desde
US $ 1965
Per person in Tourist Service

Highlight: Machu Picchu, Salcantay Mountain, amazing mountain scenery, High Mountain passes, quieter trails, local villages and snowcapped mountains, Salcantay alternative Inca Trail

Trekking through the sacred Mountain of Salcantay

This amazing trek runs beneath the sacred Salcantay Mountain (6271m/20569ft), one of the highest and most stunning in the Peruvian Andes, passing through Quechua communities and lesser-known Inca ruins, to finally reach Aguas Calientes on the fourth day afternoon. The impressive Sacred Inca city of Machu Picchu is visited on the last day of the program. This itinerary is an interesting alternative for those not having found spaces on the Inca Trail trek to Machu Picchu. Salcantay Trek deservingly named one of the 25 Best Treks in the World by National Geographic Travel Magazine

Airport Transfer when you arrive to Cusco before trip departure

Machupicchu Kingdom of the Incas Empire services begin with a transfer to your hotel. Our representative will meet with you at Cusco Airport and escort you to your hotel.

Trip Length: 6 Días
Tour Type: Tour Clasico
Type service: Tour Privado
Destinations: Montaña del Salkantay, Machu Picchu
Highlights:
Activities: Caminatas y Paseos/Cultura, Historia

Trip Itinerary

Day 1 – Transportation to Mollepata – Marcoccasa

Pick up from the hotel at 6:00AM, bus ride of about 3 hours brings us in the morning to the village of Mollepata where we meet up with our wranglers. From here we start up gently climbing rural paths, through the crops of the locals towards Marcoccasa (3,450m/11,400ft). After lunch we continue hiking for another hour uphill to our first camp at Marcoccasa (3,500m/11,550ft) from where we have some fantastic views of the surrounding mountains and valleys. Camping

  • Meals Included: Lunch, Dinner

Day 2 – Marcoccasa – Salkantaypampa

Breakfast; after breakfast the trail ascend to the Pakiswaraka Ridge (3,665m/12,100 ft), we continue on an easy path towards the water canal built by the community. From this point we can enjoy beautiful views into the valley and towards the majestic Mt. Humantay. We continue on a nice flat path along the canal into the valley until lunchtime. In the afternoon we have another 1-2 hours of gentle climbing to our camp at Salkantaypampa (3,900m/12,900ft) right below Apu Salkantay, offering some breathtaking views of this spectacular mountain (prepare for a cold night). Camping

  • Meals Included: Breakfast, lunch, dinner

Day 3 – Salkantaypampa – Collpapampa

Breakfast; we start a 2 ½ hours ascent; we reach the highest point of the trek Huayracmachay Pass (4525m/14846ft). From this point, we start descending towards into the so-called cloud forest. Then descending to the cloud forest along the route, it can see the remains of an ancient Inca path, a long easy descent along the Salcantay River; lunch at Huayracmachay (3850m/12628ft) arriving late afternoon to our second camp at Collpapampa (2890m/9479ft), a beautiful spot with some natural hot springs to relax in. Camping

  • Meals Included: Breakfast, lunch, dinner

Day 4 – Collpapampa – Lucmabamba

Breakfast; continue our hike with an easy downhill walk along the Sta. Teresa River, enjoying the increasingly lush vegetation, passing waterfalls, passion fruit and coffee plantations. The arid highland landscape begins to transform into a cloud forest filled with trees and bromeliads. Following the Santa Teresa River, we pass the waterfalls at Coripacchi, the settlement at Wiñaypoko then we pass from La Playa where we have our lunch and finally arrive to Lucmabamba (2100m/6888ft). Camping

  • Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Total distance: 10 km (6, 21 miles)
  • Estimated walking time: 5-6 hours
  • Maximum altitude point: (2890m/9479ft)

Day 5 – Lucmabamba –  Llactapata – Aguas Calientes

Breakfast, walk up to Llactapata (2650m/8692ft) on the way we can see plantations of banana, coffee, and avocado. We enter spectacled-bear territory and we will probably be accompanied by flocks of parrots. Start climbing for 2-3 hrs up to Q’elloqasa Pass (2860m/9381ft) from where we have an exceptional view of Machu Picchu, Salcantay and Llaqtapata archeological site, which have recently been restored; descent towards the Aobamba River crossing lush bamboo forests and more orchards brings us to the Hydroelectric (lunch) from where we board a train that take us to Aguas Calientes (40 minutes train ride).

Overnight at Aguas Calientes Hotel

  • Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Total distance: 7 km (4, 35 miles)
  • Estimated walking time: 4-5 hours
  • Maximum altitude point: (2860m/9381ft)

Day 6 – Full Day Machu Picchu & Back to Cusco

Breakfast at the hotel; full day Excursion to Machu Picchu from Aguas Calientes, early transfer at 5:30am to the Bus Stop for the short ride (25 minutes) up to the citadel of Machu Picchu. Upon arrival, you will participate in a guided tour of the Citadel, visiting the Main Plaza, the Circular Tower, the Sacred Sun Dial (the most important preserved Intihuatana), the Royal Quarters, the Temple of the Three Windows, houses, warehouses, a large central square; and all connected by narrow roads and steps that are surrounded by terraces cut into the mountain side. After the tour you’ll have time to stroll around the Archaeological Site at your leisure.

Then, you will have time to perform some of the following activities by yourself (not included in the price):

  1. Climb to Wayna Picchu; for the most adventurous people, we suggest to go up the Wayna Picchu from where you can appreciate the immensity of Machu Picchu, even more amazing being high and distant.

Buffet Lunch at the Sanctuary Lodge Restaurant in Machu Picchu

Train back to Cusco: In the afternoon you’ll return to the train station in Aguas Calientes for the trip back to Cusco – train departure to Cusco; upon arrival to Cusco reception and transfer to the Hotel

  • Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch

Depart Cusco – Our representative will assist you and transfer to the airport and say goodbye.

Services Included

  • 2 Airport Transfers
  • Machupicchu Kingdom of the Incas Empire services begin with the arrival transfer to your hotel
  • Our service end with transfer to Cusco Airport; when you leave Cusco
  • Pre-departure briefing
  • Collection from your hotel in the morning of trek departure.
  • Private transport to Sayllapata, head of the Trek
  • English Speaking Professional Guide (two guides for groups over 8 persons)
  • 4 Season tents, 2 people in each 3-people-capacity tent
  • Therma-Rest self-inflating mattress
  • Horses to carry the group equipment (food, tents, tables, etc.)
  • One emergency horse – days 1 to 3 (each two trekkers)
  • Your personal luggage allowance to put on the horses (Max. 8 kgs / 17 lbs per person) – days 1 to 3
  • Personal Duffle Bags for your extra luggage to put on the horses
  • Chef and cooking equipment
  • Dining tent with tables, chairs and Kitchen tent
  • Meals as indicated in the itinerary (optional vegetarian food without extra cost)
  • Toilet tent
  • Accommodation for all our staff
  • First aid kit including emergency oxygen bottle.
  • Bus up/down from Machu Picchu to Aguas Calientes
  • Train tickets from Hidroelectrica to Aguas calientes (day 6)
  • Return Vistadome train from Aguas Calientes to Poroy
  • Private transfer from Poroy Train Station to your Cusco hotel
  • One night accommodation in Aguas Calientes selected hotel Category (last night)
  • Buffet Lunch at the Sanctuary Lodge Restaurant in Machu Picchu

Services not included

International airfares, domestic flights

Airport departure (US$ 30 per person for international flights and US$ 6.5 for national flights) taxes or visa fees, excess baggage charges, additional nights during the trip due to flight cancellations, alcoholic beverages or bottled water, snacks, insurance of any kind, laundry, phone calls, radio calls or messages, reconfirmation of flights and items of personal nature, personal equipment, obligatory personal insurance and meals which are not mentioned, Entrance fee to Wayna Picchu Mountain, Sleeping bag, Tips for the guide, cook and porters

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SALKANTAY TREK MACHU PICCHU 5 DAYS – SHARED GROUP

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SALKANTAY TREK MACHU PICCHU 5 DAYS – SHARED GROUP

Trip Length: 5 Días
Desde
US $ 1557
Per person in Tourist Service

Highlight: Machu Picchu, Salcantay Mountain, amazing mountain scenery, High Mountain passes, quieter trails, local villages and snowcapped mountains, Salcantay alternative Inca Trail

Trekking through the sacred Mountain of Salcantay

This amazing trek runs beneath the sacred Salcantay Mountain (6271m/20569ft), one of the highest and most stunning in the Peruvian Andes, passing through Quechua communities and lesser-known Inca ruins, to finally reach Aguas Calientes on the fourth day afternoon. The impressive Sacred Inca city of Machu Picchu is visited on the last day of the program. This itinerary is an interesting alternative for those not having found spaces on the Inca Trail trek to Machu Picchu. Salcantay Trek deservingly named one of the 25 Best Treks in the World by National Geographic Travel Magazine

Airport Transfer when you arrive to Cusco before trip departure

Machupicchu Kingdom of the Incas Empire services begin with a transfer to your hotel. Our representative will meet with you at Cusco Airport and escort you to your hotel.

Trip Length: 5 Días
Tour Type: Tour Clasico
Type service: Tour Privado
Destinations: Montaña del Salkantay, Machu Picchu
Highlights:
Activities: Camintas y Excursiones/Cultura, Historia

Trip Itinerary

Day 1 – Transportation to Sayllapata – Soyroccocha

Pick up from the Hotel at 5:00am; leaving Cusco by car on the route to Sayllapata 4 ½ hrs, until arriving to Mollepata town, from where we continue on to Sayllapata (3600m/11808ft), where we meet our horsemen and horses. From this point we start the ascent on foot towards Soraypampa (3800m/12464ft), where we take the lunch; following a climbing trail to Salcantaypampa with many level variations and along which we encounter little groups of houses, hike up for around 2 hrs ascent to our camp at Soyroccocha (4200m/13776ft), just next to the impressive glacier of Salcantay. Camping

  • Meals Included: Lunch, Dinner
  • Total distance: 8 km (4, 99 miles)
  • Estimated walking time: 5-6 hours
  • Maximum altitude point: (4200m/13776ft)

Day 2 – Soyroccocha – Collpapampa

Breakfast; we start a 1 ½ hour ascent; we reach the highest point of the trek Huayracmachay Pass (4525m/14846ft). From this point, we start descending towards into the so-called cloud forest. Then descending to the cloud forest along the route, it can see the remains of an ancient Inca path, a long easy descent along the Salcantay River; lunch at Huayracmachay (3850m/12628ft) arriving late afternoon to our second camp at Collpapampa (2890m/9479ft), a beautiful spot with some natural hot springs to relax in. Camping

  • Meals Included: Breakfast, lunch, dinner
  • Total distance: 12 km (7, 45 miles)
  • Estimated walking time: 6-7 hours
  • Maximum altitude point: (4525m/14846ft)

Day 3 – Collpapampa – Lucmabamba

Breakfast; continue our hike with an easy downhill walk along the Sta. Teresa River, enjoying the increasingly lush vegetation, passing waterfalls, passion fruit and coffee plantations. The arid highland landscape begins to transform into a cloud forest filled with trees and bromeliads. Following the Santa Teresa River, we pass the waterfalls at Coripacchi, the settlement at Wiñaypoko then we pass from La Playa where we have our lunch and finally arrive to Lucmabamba (2100m/6888ft). Camping

  • Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Total distance: 10 km (6, 21 miles)
  • Estimated walking time: 5-6 hours
  • Maximum altitude point: (2890m/9479ft)

Day 4 – Lucmabamba –  Llactapata – Aguas Calientes

Breakfast, walk up to Llactapata (2650m/8692ft) on the way we can see plantations of banana, coffee, and avocado. We enter spectacled-bear territory and we will probably be accompanied by flocks of parrots. Start climbing for 2-3 hrs up to Q’elloqasa Pass (2860m/9381ft) from where we have an exceptional view of Machu Picchu, Salcantay and Llaqtapata archeological site, which have recently been restored; descent towards the Aobamba River crossing lush bamboo forests and more orchards brings us to the Hydroelectric (lunch) from where we board a train that take us to Aguas Calientes (40 minutes train ride).

Overnight at Aguas Calientes Hotel

  • Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Total distance: 7 km (4, 35 miles)
  • Estimated walking time: 4-5 hours
  • Maximum altitude point: (2860m/9381ft)

Day 5 – Full Day Machu Picchu & Back to Cusco

Breakfast at the hotel; full day Excursion to Machu Picchu from Aguas Calientes, early transfer at 5:30am to the Bus Stop for the short ride (25 minutes) up to the citadel of Machu Picchu. Upon arrival, you will participate in a guided tour of the Citadel, visiting the Main Plaza, the Circular Tower, the Sacred Sun Dial (the most important preserved Intihuatana), the Royal Quarters, the Temple of the Three Windows, houses, warehouses, a large central square; and all connected by narrow roads and steps that are surrounded by terraces cut into the mountain side. After the tour you’ll have time to stroll around the Archaeological Site at your leisure.

Then, you will have time to perform some of the following activities by yourself (not included in the price):

  1. 1. Climb to Wayna Picchu; for the most adventurous people, we suggest to go up the Wayna Picchu from where you can appreciate the immensity of Machu Picchu, even more amazing being high and distant.

Train back to Cusco: In the afternoon you’ll return to the train station in Aguas Calientes for the trip back to Cusco – train departure to Cusco; upon arrival to Cusco reception and transfer to the Hotel

  • Meals Included: Breakfast

Depart Cusco – Our representative will assist you and transfer to the airport and say goodbye.

Services Included

  • 2 Airport Transfers
  • Machupicchu Kingdom of the Incas Empire services begin with the arrival transfer to your hotel
  • Our service end with transfer to Cusco Airport; when you leave Cusco
  • Pre-departure briefing
  • Collection from your hotel in the morning of trek departure.
  • Transportation to Sayllapata, head of the Trek
  • English Speaking Professional Guide (two guides for groups over 8 persons)
  • 4 Season tents, 2 people in each 3-people-capacity tent
  • Therma-Rest self-inflating mattress
  • Horses to carry the group equipment (food, tents, tables, etc.)
  • Your personal luggage allowance to put on the horses (Max. 6 kgs / 13 lbs per person) – days 1 to 3
  • Chef and cooking equipment
  • Dining tent with tables, chairs and Kitchen tent
  • Meals as indicated in the itinerary (optional vegetarian food without extra cost)
  • Toilet tent
  • Accommodation for all our staff
  • First aid kit including emergency oxygen bottle.
  • Bus up/down from Machu Picchu to Aguas Calientes
  • Train tickets from Hidroelectrica to Aguas calientes (day 4)
  • Return Expedition train from Aguas Calientes to Poroy
  • One night accommodation in Aguas Calientes selected hotel Category (last night)
  • Transfer from Poroy Train Station to your Cusco hotel

Services not included

International airfares, domestic flights

Airport departure (US$ 30 per person for international flights and US$ 6.5 for national flights) taxes or visa fees, excess baggage charges, additional nights during the trip due to flight cancellations, alcoholic beverages or bottled water, snacks, insurance of any kind, laundry, phone calls, radio calls or messages, reconfirmation of flights and items of personal nature, personal equipment, obligatory personal insurance and meals which are not mentioned, Entrance fee to Wayna Picchu Mountain, Sleeping bag, Tips for the guide, cook and porters

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SALKANTAY TREK MACHU PICCHU 5 DAYS – PRIVATE SERVICE

salkantay-trek

SALKANTAY TREK MACHU PICCHU 5 DAYS – PRIVATE SERVICE

Trip Length: 5 Días
Desde
US $ 1786
Per person in Tourist Service

Highlight: Machu Picchu, Salcantay Mountain, amazing mountain scenery, High Mountain passes, quieter trails, local villages and snowcapped mountains, Salcantay alternative Inca Trail

Trekking through the sacred Mountain of Salcantay

This amazing trek runs beneath the sacred Salcantay Mountain (6271m/20569ft), one of the highest and most stunning in the Peruvian Andes, passing through Quechua communities and lesser-known Inca ruins, to finally reach Aguas Calientes on the fourth day afternoon. The impressive Sacred Inca city of Machu Picchu is visited on the last day of the program. This itinerary is an interesting alternative for those not having found spaces on the Inca Trail trek to Machu Picchu. Salcantay Trek deservingly named one of the 25 Best Treks in the World by National Geographic Travel Magazine

Airport Transfer when you arrive to Cusco before trip departure

Machupicchu Kingdom of the Incas Empire services begin with a transfer to your hotel. Our representative will meet with you at Cusco Airport and escort you to your hotel.

Trip Length: 5 Días
Tour Type: Tour Clasico
Type service: Tour Privado
Destinations: Tipo de Iitnerario: Fijo Destinos:
Highlights:
Activities: Caminatas y Excursiones/Cultura, Historia

Trip Itinerary

Day 1 – Transportation to Sayllapata – Soyroccocha

Pick up from the Hotel at 5:00am; leaving Cusco by car on the route to Sayllapata 4 ½ hrs, until arriving to Mollepata town, from where we continue on to Sayllapata (3600m/11808ft), where we meet our horsemen and horses. From this point we start the ascent on foot towards Soraypampa (3800m/12464ft), where we take the lunch; following a climbing trail to Salcantaypampa with many level variations and along which we encounter little groups of houses, hike up for around 2 hrs ascent to our camp at Soyroccocha (4200m/13776ft), just next to the impressive glacier of Salcantay. Camping

  • Meals Included: Lunch, Dinner
  • Total distance: 8 km (4, 99 miles)
  • Estimated walking time: 5-6 hours
  • Maximum altitude point: (4200m/13776ft)

Day 2 – Soyroccocha – Collpapampa

Breakfast; we start a 1 ½ hour ascent; we reach the highest point of the trek Huayracmachay Pass (4525m/14846ft). From this point, we start descending towards into the so-called cloud forest. Then descending to the cloud forest along the route, it can see the remains of an ancient Inca path, a long easy descent along the Salcantay River; lunch at Huayracmachay (3850m/12628ft) arriving late afternoon to our second camp at Collpapampa (2890m/9479ft), a beautiful spot with some natural hot springs to relax in. Camping

  • Meals Included: Breakfast, lunch, dinner
  • Total distance: 12 km (7, 45 miles)
  • Estimated walking time: 6-7 hours
  • Maximum altitude point: (4525m/14846ft)

Day 3 – Collpapampa – Lucmabamba

Breakfast; continue our hike with an easy downhill walk along the Sta. Teresa River, enjoying the increasingly lush vegetation, passing waterfalls, passion fruit and coffee plantations. The arid highland landscape begins to transform into a cloud forest filled with trees and bromeliads. Following the Santa Teresa River, we pass the waterfalls at Coripacchi, the settlement at Wiñaypoko then we pass from La Playa where we have our lunch and finally arrive to Lucmabamba (2100m/6888ft). Camping

  • Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Total distance: 10 km (6, 21 miles)
  • Estimated walking time: 5-6 hours
  • Maximum altitude point: (2890m/9479ft)

Day 4 – Lucmabamba –  Llactapata – Aguas Calientes

Breakfast, walk up to Llactapata (2650m/8692ft) on the way we can see plantations of banana, coffee, and avocado. We enter spectacled-bear territory and we will probably be accompanied by flocks of parrots. Start climbing for 2-3 hrs up to Q’elloqasa Pass (2860m/9381ft) from where we have an exceptional view of Machu Picchu, Salcantay and Llaqtapata archeological site, which have recently been restored; descent towards the Aobamba River crossing lush bamboo forests and more orchards brings us to the Hydroelectric (lunch) from where we board a train that take us to Aguas Calientes (40 minutes train ride).

Overnight at Aguas Calientes Hotel

  • Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Total distance: 7 km (4, 35 miles)
  • Estimated walking time: 4-5 hours
  • Maximum altitude point: (2860m/9381ft)

Day 5 – Full Day Machu Picchu & Back to Cusco

Breakfast at the hotel; full day Excursion to Machu Picchu from Aguas Calientes, early transfer at 5:30am to the Bus Stop for the short ride (25 minutes) up to the citadel of Machu Picchu. Upon arrival, you will participate in a guided tour of the Citadel, visiting the Main Plaza, the Circular Tower, the Sacred Sun Dial (the most important preserved Intihuatana), the Royal Quarters, the Temple of the Three Windows, houses, warehouses, a large central square; and all connected by narrow roads and steps that are surrounded by terraces cut into the mountain side. After the tour you’ll have time to stroll around the Archaeological Site at your leisure.

Then, you will have time to perform some of the following activities by yourself (not included in the price):

  1. 1. Climb to Wayna Picchu; for the most adventurous people, we suggest to go up the Wayna Picchu from where you can appreciate the immensity of Machu Picchu, even more amazing being high and distant.

Buffet Lunch at the Sanctuary Lodge Restaurant in Machu Picchu

Train back to Cusco: In the afternoon you’ll return to the train station in Aguas Calientes for the trip back to Cusco – train departure to Cusco; upon arrival to Cusco reception and transfer to the Hotel

  • Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch

Depart Cusco – Our representative will assist you and transfer to the airport and say goodbye.

Services Included

  • 2 Airport Transfers
  • Machupicchu Kingdom of the Incas Empire services begin with the arrival transfer to your hotel
  • Our service end with transfer to Cusco Airport; when you leave Cusco
  • Pre-departure briefing
  • Collection from your hotel in the morning of trek departure.
  • Private transport to Sayllapata, head of the Trek
  • English Speaking Professional Guide (two guides for groups over 8 persons)
  • 4 Season tents, 2 people in each 3-people-capacity tent
  • Therma-Rest self-inflating mattress
  • Horses to carry the group equipment (food, tents, tables, etc.)
  • One emergency horse – days 1 to 3 (each two trekkers)
  • Your personal luggage allowance to put on the horses (Max. 8 kgs / 17 lbs per person) – days 1 to 3
  • Personal Duffle Bags for your extra luggage to put on the horses
  • Chef and cooking equipment
  • Dining tent with tables, chairs and Kitchen tent
  • Meals as indicated in the itinerary (optional vegetarian food without extra cost)
  • Toilet tent
  • Accommodation for all our staff
  • First aid kit including emergency oxygen bottle.
  • Bus up/down from Machu Picchu to Aguas Calientes
  • Train tickets from Hidroelectrica to Aguas calientes (day 4)
  • Return Vistadome train from Aguas Calientes to Poroy
  • Private transfer from Poroy Train Station to your Cusco hotel
  • One night accommodation in Aguas Calientes selected hotel Category (last night)
  • Buffet Lunch at the Sanctuary Lodge Restaurant in Machu Picchu

Services not included

International airfares, domestic flights

Airport departure (US$ 30 per person for international flights and US$ 6.5 for national flights) taxes or visa fees, excess baggage charges, additional nights during the trip due to flight cancellations, alcoholic beverages or bottled water, snacks, insurance of any kind, laundry, phone calls, radio calls or messages, reconfirmation of flights and items of personal nature, personal equipment, obligatory personal insurance and meals which are not mentioned, Entrance fee to Wayna Picchu Mountain, Sleeping bag, Tips for the guide, cook and porters

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LARES TREK & MACHU PICCHU JOURNEY 7 DAYS

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LARES TREK & MACHU PICCHU JOURNEY 7 DAYS

Trip Length: 7 Días
Desde
US $ 2270
Per person in Tourist Service

Highlights: Machu Picchu, Enjoy the famous Inca Trail, Andes Mountains, Cusco, Pisaq ruins and market, Ollantaytambo Fortress

Hiking through the sacred land of the Incas to Machu Picchu

Explore Cusco’s historic centre, Speak Quechua with Sacred Valley locals, Trek the trail that once linked the Inca Empire, Experience awe at a Machu Picchu sunrise, Peruse Peru’s colonial and Inca architecture.

Trip Length: 7 Días
Tour Type: Tour Clasico
Type service: Tour Privado
Destinations: Cusco,Valle Sagrado, Lares, Machu Picchu
Highlights:
Activities: Caminatas y Paseos / Cultura, Historia

Trip Itinerary

Day 1 – Arrival to Cusco – City Sightseeing Tour

Upon arrival, reception and transfer to your Cusco Hotel; where you’ll be welcomed with coca infusion tea (“mate de coca”) that will help you to get used to the altitude – free morning to take a leisurely walk around the ancient capital of the Incas or to acclimatize to the high altitude setting.

After lunch at 1:30pm; Cusco tour including the Cathedral, Koricancha, Sacsayhuaman, Qenqo, Pucapucara and Tambomachay. Our tour will beginning on to the Main Square of Cusco. You’ll enter the Cathedral of Cusco and see the beautiful woodwork and colonial paintings containing extensive Incan iconography. Visit the Korikancha (Temple of the Sun) on which the Santo Domingo Convent was built. Legend says this temple was completely gold coated, which impressed the conquerors upon their arrival.

Ascend to the Archaeological Park of Sacsayhuaman and visit the Cuidadela. This is the royal house where they admired the Sun God but also worshiped younger gods. Admire this large structure and enjoy the magnificent landscape which brings peace and tranquility. Next, visit Qenqo, the old temple of the Puma. Inside you can see a sacrificial altar made of a huge stone. At Tambomachay, you’ll see the sacred fountains of life and health. Pucapucara safeguarded the city gates and the Fortress of Sacsayhuaman. The tour ends with a detailed visit of the city of Cusco.

  • Meals Included: None

Note: We highly recommend you arriving to Cusco between 9 to 11:30am

Day 2 – Sacred Valley of the Incas

Breakfast at the hotel; pick up from the hotel at 8:30am for your full day tour to the impressive Sacred Valley of the Incas, explore the beautiful Peruvian countryside with a full-day tour of the magical Sacred Valley. First place, you will visit the town of Pisaq, famous for its bustling market. This native town was once where “exchange transactions” took place. In this type of transaction, customers would exchange one good for another instead of using currency. Visit the market of Pisaq where you can purchase beautifully crafted products hand-made by the locals.

On Sunday, the main attraction is a mass celebrated in Quechua and conducted in Spanish. It is attended by the mayors and their attendants who play traditional musical instruments called “pututos.”

Afterwards, you’ll enjoy a typical Peruvian lunch (included in price) before visiting the fortress of Ollantaytambo.

Next, you will visit the impressive ruins of Ollantaytambo fortress. These magnificent ancient ruins serve as great vantage points to look out over the valley. Originally the royal estate of Emperor Pachakuteq during the Inca Empire, this site later served as a stronghold for Manco Inca Yupanqui in the Inca´s final rebellion against the Spanish. In the afternoon back to Cusco – Overnight at Cusco Hotel

  • Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch

Day 3 – Transportation to Huaran – Cancha Cancha Community

Breakfast at the hotel; pick up from the Hotel at 6:00am, leaving Cusco by car on the route to Pisaq until arriving at Huaran creek (2840m/93152ft). Here starting to hike up a small side valley that narrows gradually while ascending on an original Inca Trail, enjoying a variety of native flora and fauna. After a 3 hour hike, arrival at Cancha Cancha (3800m/12464ft), where trekkers will be received with some typical food and have the opportunity to share an insight into the traditional lifestyle and culture of this Andean community, camping night here.

  • Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Total distance: 7 km (4, 35 miles)
  • Estimated walking time: 4-5 hours
  • Maximum altitude point: (3800m/12464ft)

Day 4 – Cancha Cancha – Quiswarani

Breakfast; start uphill until reaching Accopata an extension of Cancha Cancha, we continue north east up the valley, passing small thatched stone houses. After ½ hour the path flattens out before climbing steeply for the 2½ hour trek to the first pass, called Pachacuteq Pass (4458m/14622ft). The path continues for an hour along a narrow ridge until dropping down into a beautiful secluded corrie filled with glacial lakes and rich in birdlife. The lip of the corrie descends into the next valley following a series of cascading waterfalls to the village of Quishuarani (3700m/12136ft) camping place; we can meet with children and women weavers.

  • Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Total distance: 9 km
  • Estimated walking time: 6-7 hours
  • Maximum altitude point: (4458m/14622ft)

Day  5 – Quiswarani –  Lares – Ollantaytambo – Aguas Calientes

Breakfast; a short downhill walk you will reach the colonial town of Lares and spend the rest of the morning relaxing in the medicinal hot springs, the trail follows the river valley downhill for about 2 ½ hours to the town of Lares (3100m/10168ft) where you’ll have the opportunity to enjoy a soak in some open air thermal springs (bring a swimsuit). After lunch we take our transport to Ollantaytambo town, transfer to the train station from where we’ll take the train to Aguas Calientes. Overnight at Aguas Calientes Hotel

  • Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Total distance: 6 km
  • Estimated walking time: 2-3 hours
  • Maximum altitude point: (3100m/10168ft)

Day 6 – Full Day Machu Picchu & Back to Cusco

Breakfast at the hotel; full day Excursion to Machu Picchu from Aguas Calientes, early transfer at 5:30am to the Bus Stop for the short ride (25 minutes) up to the citadel of Machu Picchu. Upon arrival, you will participate in a guided tour of the Citadel, visiting the Main Plaza, the Circular Tower, the Sacred Sun Dial (the most important preserved Intihuatana), the Royal Quarters, the Temple of the Three Windows, houses, warehouses, a large central square; and all connected by narrow roads and steps that are surrounded by terraces cut into the mountain side. After the tour you’ll have time to stroll around the Archaeological Site at your leisure.

Then, you will have time to perform some of the following activities by yourself (not included in the price):

  1. 1. Climb to Wayna Picchu; for the most adventurous people, we suggest to go up the Wayna Picchu from where you can appreciate the immensity of Machu Picchu, even more amazing being high and distant.

Buffet Lunch at the Sanctuary Lodge Restaurant in Machu Picchu

Train back to Cusco: In the afternoon you’ll return to the train station in Aguas Calientes for the trip back to Cusco – train departure to Cusco; upon arrival to Cusco reception and transfer to the Hotel

  • Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch
  • Total distance:     4 km (2, 49 miles)
  • Estimated walking time: 2 hours
  • Maximum altitude point: 2700m (8829 ft)

Day 7 – Depart Cusco

Breakfast at the hotel; transfer to the airport for departure flight to Lima

  • Meals Included: Breakfast

Services Included

All mentioned land transport (bus, etc.), Hotel accommodation with breakfast, entrance to parks and cultural sights, guided visits and mentioned excursions, English/Spanish speaking guide to accompany visits and excursions, all transfers, meals as indicated in the itinerary, Train tickets Vistadome Class, Horses to carry your personal equipment 9 kilos maximum per trekker (around 19 pounds), all camping equipment for Lares Trek

Services not included

International airfares, domestic flights

Airport departure (US$ 30 per person for international flights and US$ 6.5 for national flights) taxes or visa fees, excess baggage charges, additional nights during the trip due to flight cancellations, alcoholic beverages or bottled water, snacks, insurance of any kind, laundry, phone calls, radio calls or messages, reconfirmation of flights and items of personal nature, personal equipment, obligatory personal insurance and meals which are not mentioned, Entrance fee to Wayna Picchu Mountain, Sleeping bag, Tips for the guide, cook and porters

Domestic flights are not included in the price; you’ll need to book the following

Day 1 – Arrival to Cusco – City Sightseeing Tour

Lima to Cusco in the morning; you can buy with Star Peru – www.starperu.com

Day 7 – Cusco Depart

Cusco to Lima; you can buy with Star Peru – www.starperu.com

Other companies that you can buy domestic flight tickets will be StarPeru www.starperu.com OR

LAN www.lan.com OR AVIANCA  www.avianca.com.pe

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HIGH PASSES OF AUSANGATE 13 DAYS

ausangate trek 13 days (1)

HIGH PASSES OF AUSANGATE 13 DAYS

Trip Length: 9 Días
Desde
US $ 3376
Per person in Tourist Service

Highlights: Lima, Cusco, Andes Mountains, Cusco, Pisaq ruins and market, Ollantaytambo Fortress, the lost city of the Incas Machu Picchu, Ausangate Mountain, remote mountain scenery, High Mountain passes, quieter trails, less tourists, local villages.

Explore Peru’s mixture of colonial and Inca architecture

This itinerary offers a variety of trekking conditions from the open meadows of the Puna to slopes of boulders and scree. However, most of the walking is on fairly well-defined tracks. Overall, the trekking is straightforward and not very sustained. A remote location and 3 high passes have influenced us in our choice of the demanding grade. During our stay in this enchanting country, we spend time in colorful Cusco, visit the Sacred Valley of the Incas and make the classic train journey to Machu Picchu.

Trip Length: 9 Días
Tour Type: Tour Clasico
Type service: Tour Privado
Destinations: Choquequirao, Machu Picchu
Highlights:
Activities: Caminatas y paseos/Cultura e Historia

Trip Itinerary

Day 1 – International Arrival in Lima

Assistance at your arrival to Lima International airport and transfer to your hotel, there you will receive a briefing on your tour and vouchers covering all the services included in your tour and additional information on the organization of your Peru trip

  • Meals Included: None

Day 2 – Lima Sightseeing Tour

Breakfast at the Hotel; morning free to relax; we recommend you to take a long rest and be prepared to begin with this unforgettable journey through our wonderful country.

At 2:30pm start your guided sightseeing tour to the most attractive and important sites in Lima, the “City of Kings”. This excursion offers the best combination of the different attractions in Lima and its three historical periods: pre-Hispanic, colonial and contemporary. In Lima, there were several different pre-Columbian cultures which are dated thousands of years back. Lima was part of the Inca Empire until was founded by the Spaniard Francisco Pizarro on the 18th of January, 1535; back to Hotel – Overnight at Lima Hotel

  • Meals Included: Breakfast

Day 3 – Flight to Cusco

Breakfast at the hotel; transfer to Lima airport for your flight to Cusco, upon arrival reception, assistance and transfer to the hotel, free day to get acclimatized – Overnight at Cusco Hotel

Meals Included: Breakfast

Day 4 – Moray & Maras Terraces of Salt Hike

Breakfast at the hotel; pick you up from the Hotel at 9:00am and transfer direction to the Sacred Valley; we start across the fertile plain of Chinchero rich with grain, potatoes & beans. Start walking in the little town of Maras; we arrive at the circular Inca ruins of Moray. In nearby Moray you find “the Inca laboratory” then we drop down into the Sacred Valley of the Incas to the salt pans of Salineras. Here more than 5000 terraces are still in production and many families of Maras bring their salt to the market of Urubamba on mules. These salt-pans were mentioned in conquering Spanish’s chronicles. We finally meet our vehicle again beside the Urubamba River for the drive back to Cusco. – Overnight at Cusco Hotel

  • Meals Included: Breakfast, Box-Lunch

Day 5 – Cusco / Tinqui to Upis

Pick up from your Hotel at 6:00am; we depart from Cusco to Tinqui (3815m/12513ft) in our private transportation and travel about 3 hours to reach the small Andean village of Tinqui at the foot of the Vilcanota range. Driving through the beautiful countryside, we pass several traditional villages including Urcos, Ccatcca, Ocongate finally we will arrive to Tinqui, where we can stop for rests and meet with our horsemen and horses also we’ll put all our things on the horses. Our trek begins around 10:00 crossing the bridge we walk a pampa of grassy meadows below the jagged stone flanks of Ausangate Mountain (6350m/20828ft), the highest snow peak in Southern Peru. After trekking approximately 6 hours, we arrive to the hot springs of Upis (4400m/14432ft). Here we spent the night at a lovely campsite in Upis.

Meals included: Lunch, Dinner

Day 6 – Upis / Arapa Pass to Pucacocha Lagoon

Breakfast; on the next day, we hike around 2 hours to get our first pass, Arapa Pass (4750m/ 15580ft). To be in the pass we will have to walk up the valley along the right slope before climbing a rock-strewn area. A hut and a few corrals form the last settlement we will come across before you climb toward the mountain. Throughout all the passage we will see the majestic Ausangate Mountain. Finally we arrive to the Arapa Pass; from the pass we enjoy wonderful views not only of Ausangate itself. Follow the fence line and cross the ridge by walking to the left of the steep hill between it and Nevado Ausangate. We continue down we have the opportunity to see beautiful lakes, multi-colored lagoons until we reach the larger Yanacocha lake (black lake) where we have our lunch, after the lunch one hour more to the camping site near the Pucacocha Lagoon (4500m/14760ft), We will set up camp here.

  • Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 7 – Pucacocha / Palomani Pass to Pampacancha

In the morning, we make a short ascent to our second pass of Apacheta, (4850m/15908ft) then down until Ausangatecocha lagoon below where we will have our lunch. After the lunch climb for two hours towards the third mountain pass, the Abra de Palomani (5200m/17056ft). This is the highest part of the entire hike, from which we then descend for another 2 hours through an area of llamas, alpacas and “vizcachas” to reach Pampacancha. We can enjoy fantastic views of Ausangate and the Vilcanota range from this point. Then we walk down into a valley, we arrive to our incredibly beautiful campsite at Pampacancha (4050m/13284ft)

  • Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 8 – Pampacancha / Qampa Pass to Qomercocha

After breakfast; we climb gently up the Qampa side valley, criss-crossing a stream, and passing ancient rock falls where Andean vizcachas large rabbit-like rodents leap among the boulders. On this less-populous southern side of the mountain our chances of seeing wildlife are heightened. Condors skim along the slopes, and elusive herds of rare vicuñas may appear on the ridge tops, while keeping a safe distance. Beyond the tiny hamlet of Qampa we traverse a huge, grassy shoulder of Ausangate with the icy crags of Collque Cruz (Silver Cross) and Tres Picos (Three Peaks) to our right, as we ascend to Qampa pass (5000m/16400ft), our fourth and final crossing. The high point is marked by tall cairns (apachetas) built by generations of foot travellers making the north-south traverse of the Vilcanota range. We descend with the broad, rolling plains of the upper Mapacho basin spread out far below us, reaching our camp at the cluster of lakes known Qomercocha, as evening draws near.

  • Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 9 – Qomercocha to Pacchanta

Breakfast; we leave this spectacular camp reluctantly, with many a glance back. These lonely lakes, some deep and crystal clear, others shallow and bubbling with exotic algae, lie beneath sharp, towering peaks. Powerful yet peaceful, it is easy to understand how this became a place of ceremony for the Quechua shamans of the Region. We follow a series of rolling ridges across open grassland, encountering child shepherds and women hand-spinning wool as we approach the village of Pacchanta (4100m/13448ft), the biggest settlement on our trek. Here delightful hot springs offer us a sublime soak, with the entire panorama of snow-capped Ausangate filling the southern horizon.

  • Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 10 – Pacchanta to Tinqui / Cusco

Breakfast; we leave Pacchanta and start to walk our way back to Tinqui, which will take approximately 2 hours. Once in Tinqui, we board a private transportation that will take us back to the city of Cusco, where we estimate to arrive after nightfall – Overnight at Cusco Hotel

  • Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch

Day 11 – Train to Aguas Calientes & Mandor Valley Bird watching

Breakfast at the hotel; pick from the Hotel for your Excursion to Machu Picchu 2 Day, early transfer to the nearby train station to Poroy for the train journey to the mysterious lost city of Machu Picchu, the train ride to Machu Picchu is one of the most beautiful journeys that visitors can experience in our country. The trip offers a great natural, so many staggering views of the Andes and a jungle atmosphere after descending to the (2000m/6560ft). After around 3 ½ hours, we will have arrived in Aguas Calientes, transfer to the Hotel after check in.

Mandor Valley Bird watching; after lunch you’ll visit Mandor Valley; we walk along the Vilcanota River following the railroad tracks into the Mandor Valley to visit its waterfall. The valley is inhabited by varied and fascinating birdlife, including Speckle-faced Parrots and Green Jays, and we have opportunity to find Cock-of-the-Rock. We will relax and perhaps bathe under the waterfall before walking back to the hotel in the shadow of Machu Picchu

Overnight at Aguas Calientes Hotel

  • Meals included: Breakfast

Day 12 – Full Day Machu Picchu & Back to Cusco

Breakfast at the hotel; full day Excursion to Machu Picchu from Aguas Calientes, early transfer at 5:30am to the Bus Stop for the short ride (25 minutes) up to the citadel of Machu Picchu. Upon arrival, you will participate in a guided tour of the Citadel, visiting the Main Plaza, the Circular Tower, the Sacred Sun Dial (the most important preserved Intihuatana), the Royal Quarters, the Temple of the Three Windows, houses, warehouses, a large central square; and all connected by narrow roads and steps that are surrounded by terraces cut into the mountain side. After the tour you’ll have time to stroll around the Archaeological Site at your leisure.

Then, you will have time to perform some of the following activities by yourself (not included in the price):

  1. Climb to Wayna Picchu; for the most adventurous people, we suggest to go up the Wayna Picchu from where you can appreciate the immensity of Machu Picchu, even more amazing being high and distant.
  2. Walk to Sun Gate; opportunity to walk (approx. 1 hour) up to the Sun Gate (Inti Punku)

Lunch at the Sanctuary Lodge Restaurant in Machu Picchu (included in the price)

Train back to Cusco: In the afternoon you’ll return to the train station in Aguas Calientes for the trip back to Cusco – train departure to Cusco; upon arrival to Cusco reception and transfer to the Hotel

Overnight at Cusco Hotel

  • Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch

Day 13 – Depart Cusco / Lima International departure

Breakfast at the hotel; transfer to the airport for departure flight to Lima and then take your connecting flight at home

  • Meals Included: Breakfast

Services Included

All mentioned transport, double or single room in the selected hotel with breakfast, entrance to parks and cultural sights, guided visits and mentioned excursions, English/Spanish speaking guide to accompany visits and excursions, all transfers, meals as indicated in the itinerary, Train tickets Expedition Class, All camping equipment

Services not included

International airfares, domestic flights, airport departure (US$ 30 per person for international flights and US$ 6.5 for national flights) taxes or visa fees, excess baggage charges, additional nights during the trip due to flight cancellations, alcoholic beverages or bottled water, snacks, insurance of any kind, laundry, phone calls, radio calls or messages, reconfirmation of flights and items of personal nature, personal equipment, obligatory personal insurance and meals which are not mentioned, sleeping bag.

Domestic flights are not included in the price; you’ll need to book the following

Day 3 – Flight to Cusco

Lima to Cusco in the morning; you can buy with StarPeru www.starperu.com

Day 13 – Depart Cusco – Lima International departure

Cusco to Lima; you can buy with StarPeru www.starperu.com

Other companies that you can buy domestic flight tickets will be Peruvian Airlines www.peruvian.pe OR

LAN www.lan.com OR AVIANCA  www.avianca.com.pe

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CHOQUEQUIRAO “CRADLE OF GOLD” TREK 5 DAYS

5 days choquequirao trek (1)

CHOQUEQUIRAO “CRADLE OF GOLD” TREK 5 DAYS

Trip Length: 9 Días
Desde
US $ 1315
Per person in Tourist Service

Highlight: Choquequirao, the last refuge of the Incas, amazing mountain scenery, deep canyon, quieter trails, less tourists

Amazing Trek to Choquequirao “Sister of Machu Picchu”

Choquequirao is much different than Machu Picchu. Choquequirao sits in the saddle of a high Andean ridge (3033m/9948ft) above sea level and 1500m/4920ft above the roaring waters of the Apurimac River.

Airport Transfer when you arrive to Cusco before trip departure

Machupicchu Kingdom of the Incas Empire services begin with a transfer to your hotel. Our representative will meet with you at Cusco Airport and escort you to your hotel.

Trip Length: 9 Días
Tour Type: Tour Clasico
Type service: Tour Privado
Destinations: Choquequirao, Machu Picchu
Highlights:
Activities: Caminatas y paseos/Cultura e Historia

Trip Itinerary

Day 1 – Cusco, Cachora / Chiquisca

Pick up from the Hotel at 5:00am and transfer in our private transportation to Cachora (2850m/9348ft) the journey will take around 4hrs. While the group is having breakfast the crew will arrange the horses for the trek. We start to walk from Cachora observing the majestic Padrayoc snow covered peak, the highest (5482m/17980ft). The hike on this first day is 16 km around 6hrs walking starts by flat part. From the viewpoint of Capuliyoc where it might see condors, the descent towards the Apurímac Canyon, and the vegetation changes from Agave and Tunacactus to dwarf tree forest, having lunch at Cocamasana, then we continue to Chiquisqa (1950m/6398ft), campsite in Chiquisca

  • Meals included: Lunch, Dinner
  • Total distance: 16 km (9, 93 miles)
  • Estimated walking time: 5- 6 hours
  • Maximum altitude point: (2850m/9348ft)

Day 2 – Chiquisca / Choquequirao Archeological Site

Breakfast; early in the morning we start to walk from here and continue the descent to the abundant Apurímac River (1550m/5028ft) in the impressing deep canyon of the same name. After a short rest continue the hike going up to Choquequirao Archeological Site. The first 2-3 hours are going up steep until Santa Rosa, then it will change between flat and climb the rest of the way surrounded by beautiful vegetation with several varieties of orchids. Lunch at Maranpata (2850m/9348ft) then continue to Choquequirao (3033m/9948ft) after 2hrs walking arrival to our camping place from where we have a spectacular view of the canyon, it is also possible to see Andean Condors soaring in the mountains. Campsite near Choquequirao

  • Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Total distance: 14 km (8, 70 miles)
  • Estimated walking time: 6-7 hours
  • Maximum altitude point: (3033m/9948ft)

Day 3 – Explore Choquequirao

Breakfast; this day  enjoying a complete guided tour of the Choquequirao complex means “Cradle of Gold” visiting the high parts (Hanan), and the lower parts (Urin), and some areas that are still covered in wild foliage and ready to be restored into the way it was when the Incas owned it. The steep mountainside below the main plaza features several clusters of newly-discovered buildings, including the so-called Ridge Group, and the Waterfall Temple, an intriguing ceremonial complex facing the cascades of a steep ravine.

  • Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 4 – Choquequirao / San Ignacio / Carmen Huerto

Breakfast; we start to walk down route pretty different from the ones walked before. Going through this new pass we will have some impressive views, for instance at the canyon of Apurimac, in its´ greater length, and a lot of flora and fauna. We will go through a height difference of 1500m/4920ft between Choquequirao and Playa San Ignacio (1500m/4950ft). Lunch in San Ignacio, after lunch ascent to our camping place at a paradisiacal place known as Carmen Huerto (2000m/6560)

  • Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
  • Total distance: 12 km (7, 45 miles)
  • Estimated walking time: 5-6 hours
  • Maximum altitude point: (3033m/9948ft)

Day 5 – Carmen Huerto / Huanipaca / Back to Cusco

Breakfast; after early breakfast, hiking up out of the Apurimac Canyon, with the river receding to a distant, white ribbon below visitors and the glaciers of the Vilcabamba Range filling the sky ahead. On the route we will be visiting communities like Pacobamba and Huanipaca (3150m/10332ft). From Huanipaca we will have the most impressive view of the glacier chain ´Sacsarayoc´, located in the region of Vilcabamba ”the last shelter of the Incas”, our trek will end in Huanicapa, where our private transport will be waiting to take us and back to Cusco

  • Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch
  • Total distance: 10 km (6, 21 miles)
  • Estimated walking time: 5-6 hours
  • Maximum altitude point: (3150m/10332ft)

Depart Cusco – Our representative will assist you and transfer to the airport and say goodbye.

Services included

  • 2 Airport Transfers
  • Machupicchu Kingdom of the Incas Empire services begin with the arrival transfer to your hotel
  • Our service end with transfer to Cusco Airport; when you leave Cusco
  • Pre-departure briefing
  • Collection from your hotel in the morning of trek departure.
  • Private transport to Cachora, head of the Trek
  • Private transport from Huanipaca (end of the Trek) to Cusco
  • Entrance fee to Choquequirao
  • English Speaking Professional Guide (two guides for groups over 8 persons)
  • 4 Season tents, 2 people in each 3-people-capacity tent
  • Thermal Rest Mattresses
  • Horsemen and horses: Carry tents, cooking equipment and also carry backpacks, sleeping bags and mattresses (Max. 9 kilos/ 19 lbs per person)
  • One emergency horse every three persons
  • Chef and cooking equipment
  • Dining tent with tables, chairs and Kitchen tent
  • Meals as indicated in the itinerary (optional vegetarian food)
  • Toilet tent
  • Accommodation for all our staff
  • First aid kit including emergency oxygen bottle.

Services not included

  • Sleeping bag (can be hired in our office for US$ 30 for the 4 day trek)
  • Extra porter to carry your personal things like sleeping bag, clothes, etc
  • Tips for the guide, cook and porters
  • Meals not mentioned in the itinerary
  • Domestic airfare to and from Cusco (+/- US$ 290 per person round trip)
  • Visa fees (if required)
  • Passport & Visa Costs
  • Vaccination Costs
  • Personal Spending Money
  • Drinks
  • International Flights
  • Travel Insurance
  • Airport departure taxes
  • Border taxes or fees

Optional Activities

  • Machu Picchu extensions
  • Cusco Add Ons (Hotel and tours)
  • Lima Add ons (Hotel and tours)
  • Amazon Jungle Trips
  • Northern Peru
  • Lake Titicaca
  • Lima City stop over or Arequipa extension
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