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Day 1: Arrive to Cusco
Day 2: Cusco archaeological city tour
Day 3: Sacred Valley to Aguas Calientes village
Day 4: Inca Trail Hike
Day 5: Inca Trail Hike
Day 6: Inca Trail Hike
Day 7: Inca Trail + Visit Machu Picchu & return to Cusco
Day 8: Moray & Salt mines
Day 9: Departure from Cusco
Each journey provides a different experience to the traveler and is incredibly magical
Explore far from the beaten track and city streets, hike by rugged, unpaved roads; over rough, steep, and sometimes slippery paths without handrails with amazing views of peaks, lakes, unique countrysides; and climb many high and uneven stone steps at Inca sites.
Discounts apply to anyone who has a valid STUDENT CARD at the time of the journey (Students must be under 25 years of age) or who is 17-years-old or younger. The discount is $25 USD per person.
To book a tour you need to enter in contact with our consulters and make an initial payment of $ 400USD per person, the remaining balance can be paid online in full or installments up to 30 days prior to start date, or in cash on our office upon your arrival. Also, we are going to require a scanned copy of your passport.
At the airport our personal wait for you to transport to your chosen hotel. The rest of the day is free to acclimatize.
Today in the morning, we do not have any program activities. In the afternoon at 13th00, we will start the city tour, On this trip we will visit the Cusco cathedral; inside you can see works, that were made in wood and covered with gold, this kind of works were made by Spanish with baroque style.
After that, we will continue to the Koricancha temple knowing as Sun Temple, where build over a Santo Domingo church. Then we will leave the city with direction to the four Archaeological Sites like Sacsayhuaman place where people commemorate the Inti Raymi (Festival of the sun, the best-known party in the country), Qenqo, Pukapucara and Tambomachay (Famous Inca Baths). The finish of the trip is when we are in the hotel around 18th30
At 8th00 hours in the morning is the departure to the famous Vilcanota river valley most knowing like Sacred Valley of the Incas. On the way, we will stop in some places to see beautiful landscapes and mountains. We visit an archeological site called Pisac, that has the biggest Inca terraces that people used for agriculture, and we will visit the traditional market where you have free time to walk and interact with native people of the place or you can buy some gifts that were made by hand made.
We continue until Urubamba town to have our lunch that is a buffet in a local restaurant after this we will visit Ollantaytambo Inca town that has spectacular water channels inside the street and this town has a street made by stone with Inca characteristic. Finally, on the way back to Cusco we stop in Chinchero town, where we visit the archeological site and the beautiful colonial church. You will admire the well-preserved Inca wall in the main square.
After Breakfast, We will pick up you from your hotel around 5:00-5:30 AM and travel to Km 82, arriving approximately at 7:30 AM. Here is the first Inca Trail checkpoint to begin our trek (please make sure you have your original passport with you to enter the Inca Trail). The first 2 hours of the hike to Patallacta, is relatively easy; Patallacta is an ancient Inca checkpoint for the approach to Machu Picchu. From Patallacta is another 2 hours of hike to our lunch stop.
After lunch, we will hike for another 2½ hours until Ayapata campsite (3300 meters). On this last stretch, we will pass two small communities. In those communities, you can buy any energy drinks or snacks; you can also buy any essential items such as batteries that you may have forgotten. At our campsite, you can relax; have a hot drink and snack with your group. Around 7:00 PM, we will have dinner, and the go-to relax.
Our team will wake up you early with a hot coca teacup to get you ready for the day. Today is the longest day and hard. We will hike for 4 hours to the highest pass of the trail, called Dead Woman’s Pass (4215 meters/13829 feet). In this place, we will stop for a short break and enjoy the views before to descend by two hours to the next valley of Pacaymayu for our lunch.
After lunch, we begin ascending again by two hours to the second pass of the trek; along the way, we will visit at a small Inca site (Runcu Raccay) and see two huge waterfalls. After the second pass, it is another hour downhill hike to the Sayacmarca Inca site and Chaquicocha campsite (Dry Lake, 3600 meters).
Today we begin early again, waking up at 6:30 am to begin the hike for the most beautiful part of the whole Inca Trail. We hike for 2 hours along the Inca flat (gradual inclines) and begin to enter the jungle, known as the Cloud Forest. As we walk, we will have views of the majesty Salkantay Mountain the second highest mountain of the Cusco region, and fantastic panoramic views of the Vilcabamba mountain range.
After that, our way continuing up to the last peak at Phuyupatamarka (3600 meters) from where we will have great views of the Urubamba River and views of Machu Picchu Mountain. From Phuyupatamarka we are continuing to walk down around 3 hours to the campsite of Wiñay Wayna (Forever Young). Wiñay Wayna is the most spectacular Inca site on the trail after Machu Picchu and the most popular campsite because it is near to Machu Picchu.
Today we will get up at 3:30 AM. We will eat breakfast at 4:00 AM and wait at the checkpoint to be one of the first to start trekking when they open the gates at 5:30 AM. We will say goodbye to our team of porters and chefs and hike to the Sun Gate (Inti Punku). From here, we have spectacular views of the Machu Picchu with high mountains. From here is 1 hour the Lost City of the Incas.
At about 7:40 AM we will reach the final checkpoint and enter Machu Picchu to begin our 2 hours private guided tour. After the tour, you will be given your bus tickets to go to Aguas Calientes and you will have between 3-4 hours to explore on your own. At about 2:00 pm we will meet at a restaurant in Aguas Calientes to have our last lunch together and you will be given your train tickets for your return journey to Cusco.
Around 9:00 am after breakfast we will depart towards the northwest of the Cusco city, on the route we will observe impressive landscapes such as Mountains, and agricultural areas that form part of the attraction.
The first village that we will visit is Maras, During the colonial period had its importance for the large Jesuit community installed there, you can appreciate the beauty of its carved wooden doors that belonged to the priests.
We will then continue towards the archaeological center of Moray, where we can see the magnificent agricultural Inca laboratory, formed by four amphitheaters, circular stones overlaid to a depth of approximately 150 meters.
Then we’ll visit Salineras Maras, a point from which salt is extracted since the Inca times as a means of economic exchange, people continue to exploit this and it is also an important tourist destination because of its huge wells of Salt
Finally, we will get back to Cusco.
Today, we will take you to the airport for your flight back home or to your next destination. If you want to extend your journey to another destination in Peru we can organize it.
Here is What is Included in the price; We Have Got You Covered.
For any Trek, you need sleeping bag. We recommend a warm sleeping bags for a low temperature as -15C. Air mattresses and trekking poles are optional but recommended. If you don’t have or want to bring all these items, we have for rent.
Departure: We offer guaranteed departures since two travelers, this tour departs all the Mondays, Wednesdays, Fridays, and Sundays of the week, along the 12 months of a year.
A group tour means that you are going to explore with other travelers with different fitness abilities
Price: All our tours are priced in US Dollar and it is per each person (not per room) according your selected category.
|Category||Based on 2 in a room|
|luxury||$ — ?|
|Without Hotel||$… USD||$… USD|
Price without hotel: Mean that you have to book your own hotels, but following our itinerary.
Important: The exactly hotel that we are going to book for you depends on the room availability of each category listed below in our website, if these listed hotels are full we are going to book another with the same quality.
The prices are based in Matrimonial, Double or Triple Room, and are per person, if you like a single room there is an extra fee according the hotel category.
|Hotels||In Cusco||In Aguas Calientes|
|Economic||San Pedro Monasterio / San Agustin Internacional||Muyurina Inn / Kantau Inn|
|Standard||Taypicala / Sueños del Inca / Waman Cusicancha||Retama Inn / Alameda Inn / Tambo Inn|
|Tourist||Tierra Viva / Jose Antonio / Rumi Punku||La Cabaña / Tierra Viva / Inti Punku / Waman Inn|
|Superior||Casa Andina Plaza / Novo Hotel / El Retablo||Jaya Hotel / Casa Andina / Taypicala|
|Premium||Costa del Sol / Sonesta /Casa Andina Primium / Cusco Plaza||Hatun Inti Boutique / el Mapi / Tierra Viva Superior|
|luxury||Belmond / Palacio del Inca / Aranwa Boutique||MachuPicchu Pueblo / Sumaq|
A private tour means, The tour is just for your group, are available on any date and the prices are according to the group size.