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Tour Details

Highlights: Lima, Cusco, Andes Mountains, Cusco, Pisac Ruins and Market, Ollantaytambo Fortress, Lost City of the Incas Machu Picchu, Ausangate mountain, remote mountain scenery, high mountain passes, quiet trails , fewer tourists, local villages.
Explore Peru’s mix of colonial and Inca architecture
This itinerary offers a variety of trekking conditions from the open grasslands of the Puna to slopes of rocks and boulders. However, most of the foot is on fairly well defined slopes. In general, the trekking is easy and not very sustained. A remote location and 3 high passes have influenced our pick for the demanding rating. During our stay in this charming country, we spent time in colorful Cusco, visiting the Sacred Valley of the Incas and doing the classic train trip to Machu Picchu.

Departure & Return Location

Cusco Hotel Transfer

Departure Time

0600 AM

Price Includes

  • All the transport mentioned in the itinerary (tourist bus, etc.)
  • Hotel accommodation with breakfast
  • Entrance to parks and places of cultural and tourist interest
  • Guided visits and excursions mentioned
  • All transportation in destination location
  • All transfers
  • Food as indicated in the itinerary
  • Vistadome Class train tickets

Price Excludes

  • International flights
  • Domestic flights
  • Airport departures taxes or fees
  • Visas
  • Additional nights during the trip due to cancellations of flights
  • Alcoholic beverages or bottled water
  • Snacks
  • Insurance of any kind
  • Laundry
  • Phone calls
  • Messages
  • Flight reconfirmation
  • Mandatory personal travel insurance
  • Meals that are not mentioned

Recommended To Carry

  • Umbrella
  • Sunscreen
  • T-Shirt
  • Entrance Fees

Day 1International arrival in Lima

Assistance upon arrival at the Lima International airport and transfer to your hotel, you will not receive a briefing of the tour and vouchers that cover all the services included in the tour and obtain additional information about the organization of your trip to Peru
• Food: None

Day 2Lima Sightseeing tour

Breakfast at the hotel; Free morning to relax; We recommend that you take a long break and be prepared to begin this unforgettable journey through our wonderful country.
At 2:30 pm, the guided tour of the most important and attractive places in Lima, the “City of Kings”, will begin. This excursion offers the best combination of the various attractions of Lima in its three historical periods: pre-Hispanic, colonial and contemporary. In Lima, various pre-Columbian cultures have developed that date back thousands of years. Lima was part of the Inca Empire until its foundation by the Spanish Francisco Pizarro on January 18, 1535; return to the Hotel – Accommodation in Lima Hotel
• Food: Breakfast

Day 3Flight to Cusco

Breakfast at the hotel; Transfer to Lima airport to take the flight to Cusco, upon arrival reception, assistance and transfer to the hotel, free day to acclimatize – Accommodation at the Hotel Cusco
Meals: Breakfast

Day 4Moray and Maras Terrazas de la sal del hike

Breakfast at the hotel; He picks you up at the hotel at 9:00 am and the direction transfer to the Sacred Valley; We start with the fertile plain of Chinchero rich in cereals, potatoes and beans. Start walking in the small town of Maras; we arrive at the circular Inca ruins of Moray. In nearby Moray you find “the Inca laboratory” and then we drop down into the Sacred Valley of the Incas to the Salineras salt flats. Here more than 5000 terraces are still in production and many families from Maras bring their salt to the Urubamba market on mules. These salt flats were mentioned in the conquest of the Spanish chronicles. Finally we meet our new vehicle next to the Urubamba River for the return trip to Cusco. – Accommodation at the Hotel Cusco
• Food: Breakfast, Box-Lunch

Day 5 Cusco / Tinqui to Upis

Pick up from your hotel at 6:00 am; We depart from Cusco to Tinqui (3815m / 12513ft) in our private transport and travel around 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 reach Tinqui, where we can stop for breaks and meet our riders and horses we will also put all our things on the horses. Our hike begins around 10:00 am from crossing the bridge we walk a pampas of grassy meadows below the jagged stone flanks of Ausangate Mountain (6350m / 20828ft), the highest snow peak in southern Peru. After trekking for approximately 6 hours, we arrive at the hot springs of Upis (4400m / 14432ft). Here we spend the night in a charming campsite in Upis.
Meals included: Lunch, Dinner

Day 6 Upis / Arapa Pass to Pucacocha Laguna

Breakfast; the next day, we hike for about 2 hours to get our first pass, Arapa Pass (4750m / 15580ft). To be in the pass we will have to walk through the valley along the right slope before climbing a rocky area. A cabin and some corrals form the last settlement we will find before going up to the mountain. Throughout the entire journey we will see the majestic Ausangate mountain. Finally we arrive at the Paso de Arapa; From the pass we enjoyed wonderful views not only of Ausangate itself. Follow the fence line and cross the mountain range on foot to the left of the steep hill between it and the Nevado Ausangate. We continue down we have the opportunity to see beautiful lakes, multicolored lagoons until we reach the largest Yanacocha lagoon (black lake) where we have our lunch, after lunch another hour to the camping near the Pucacocha Lagoon (4500m / 14760ft), We will camping here.
• Meals included: Breakfast, lunch, dinner

Day 7 Pucacocha / Palomani Pass to Pampacancha

In the morning, we make a short ascent to our second Apacheta pass, (4850m / 15908ft) and then down to Ausangatecocha lagoon below where we will have our lunch. After the lunch climb for two hours towards the third pass of the mountain, the Abra de Palomani (5200m / 17056ft). This is the highest part of the entire trek, 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 at our incredibly beautiful campsite in Pampacancha (4050m / 13284ft)
• Meals included: Breakfast, lunch, dinner

Day 8Pampacancha / Qampa Pass to Qomercocha

After breakfast; We gently climb up the side valley Qampa, crossing a stream, and passing ancient rock falls into large rabbit-rodents as Andean vizcachas leap between the rocks. On this less populated southern side of the mountain our chances of seeing wildlife are accentuated. Condors skim along the slopes, and rare elusive vicuña herds can appear on the tops, keeping a safe distance. Beyond the small village of Qampa we traverse a huge, grassy shoulder of Ausangate with the icy crags of Collque Cruz (Silver Cross) and Tres Picos (Tres Picos) to our right, as we ascend the Qampa pass (5000m / 16400ft), our fourth and last crossing. The point is marked by high landmarks (apachetas) built by generations of standing travelers who make the north-south crossing of the Vilcanota mountain range. We descend with the broad, hilly plains of the Upper Mapacho basin stretching far below us, reaching our campsite in the well-known Qomercocha group of lakes, as night approaches.
• Meals included: Breakfast, lunch, dinner

Day 9 Qomercocha to Pacchanta

Breakfast; we leave this spectacular course reluctantly, with more than one look back. These lonely lakes, some others deep and crystalline, shallow and bubbling with exotic algae, lie below sharp, tall peaks. Powerful and peaceful, it is easy to understand how this became a ceremony site for the Quechua shamans of the Region. We follow a series of ridges rolling through open grasslands, encountering shepherds and child wool women as we approach the hand-spun town of Pacchanta (4100m / 13448ft), the largest settlement on our trek. Here enchanting hot springs offer us a sublime soak, with the entire panorama of the snow-capped Ausangate filling the southern horizon.
• Meals included: Breakfast, lunch, dinner

Day 10 Pacchanta to Tinqui / Cusco

Breakfast; We leave Pacchanta and start walking the road back to Tinqui, which will last approximately 2 hours. Once in Tinqui, we will embark on a private transport that will take us back to the city of Cusco, where we expect to arrive after dark – Accommodation at the Cusco Hotel
• Food: Breakfast, Lunch

Day 11Train to Aguas Calientes and Mandor Valle Birdwatching

Breakfast at the hotel; choose the hotel for your excursion to Machu Picchu 2 Day, early transfer to the nearby Poroy train station for the train trip to the mysterious lost city of Machu Picchu, the train trip to Machu Picchu is one of the most beautiful tours that visitors can experience in our country. The trip offers a great many natural, amazing views of the Andes and a jungle environment after descending to the (2000m / 6560ft). After around 3 and a half hours, we will have reached Aguas Calientes, transfer to the hotel after checking in.
Mandor Valle Bird watching; after lunch you will visit Mandor Valle; We walk along the Vilcanota River following the railroad tracks in the Mandor Valley to visit its waterfall. The valley is inhabited by varied and fascinating birds, including Spotted Face Parrots and Green Jays, and we have the opportunity to find Gallito de las Rocas. We will rest and perhaps bathe under the waterfall before walking back to the hotel in the shadow of Machu Picchu.
We will spend the night in Aguas Calientes hotel
• Meals included: Breakfast

Day 12 Full Day Machu Picchu and return to Cusco

Breakfast at the hotel; Full day excursion to Machu Picchu from Aguas Calientes, early transfer at 5:30 am to the bus stop for the short trip (25 minutes) 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 Solar Clock (the most important preserved Intihuatana), the royal rooms, the Temple of the Three Windows, houses, warehouses, a large central square; and all connected by narrow roads and passes that are surrounded by terraces carved into the mountainside. After the tour you will have time to wander around the archaeological site at your leisure.
Then, you will have time to do any of the following activities by yourself (not included in the price):
1. Ascent to Wayna Picchu; For the more adventurous, we suggest you climb the Wayna Picchu from where you can appreciate the immensity of Machu Picchu, being even more surprisingly high and distant.
2. At the foot of the Puerta del Sol; opportunity to walk (approx. 1 hour) to Puerta del Sol (Inti Punku)
Lunch at the Lodge Restaurant Sanctuary of Machu Picchu (included in the price)
Train back to Cusco: In the afternoon you will return to the Aguas Calientes train station for the return trip to Cusco – departure of the train to Cusco; upon arrival at the reception and transfer to the Hotel Cusco
Accommodation at the Cusco Hotel
• Food: Breakfast, Lunch

Day 13 Cusco / Lima International departure

Breakfast at the hotel; Transfer to the airport to take the flight back to Lima and from there take the connecting flight home
• Food: Breakfast