Start Package 1 Cusco with 4 days Incatrail, Machu picchu, sacred valley, cusco, peru rail
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Cusco lays claim to be the oldest continuously inhabited city in the Americas. It was the religious and administrative capital of the far-flungInca Empire, and the equivalent of Mecca for the Inca's subjects; every person of importance throughout the empire tried to visit Cusco once in his lifetime. Most travellers usually end up seduced with this vibrant city and stay longer than first planned. The first thing that hits the newly arrived visitor to Cusco are the Inca walls, normous granite blocks carved to fit together perfectly without the aid of mortar beds. Many of the walls were simply built upon during the construction of a new Spanish city. It's a tribute to the Incas that their anti seismic design has survived the test of time while the Spanish colonial architecture has been rebuilt several times following a wave of earthquakes that have hit the city.
Located at an altitude of 3.360m above sea level, Cusco was referred as the 'Navel of the World'. This is an ideal opportunity to see the highlights Cusco has to offer, such as a tour of the city the nearby Inca Ruins of Sacsayhuaman, Qenko, Pucapucara and Tambomachay,visit these places also by horse ! One of our most popular trips in the region for those looking to combine the cultural highlights of the Sacred Valley with the challenge of one of the world's best known hikes. The four-day Inca Trail trek will reward you with a stunning combination of the region's ruins, mountainscapes and cloud forests. Because we run our own treks. we can ensure the quality of food and equipment so that you're free to enjoy the beauty of the region.
What is included? * All bus transport, all hotels, and all the tours as written in the program * All the transfers * All the hotels/ hostals are based on double room with private bathroom including breakfast * 4 days trekking Incatrail or alternative trekking
Not included? * Food out of the incatrail * flights
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Day 1: arrive in cusco
Arrive Cuzco at any time by bus or plane. check into our hotel and enjoy the city. A Southamerica planet person wil give you your briefing at the hotel Relax and explore this fascinating city, and take time to acclimatize to the high altitude. Cuzco's numerous colonial churches are one of the city's most common sights. The Cathedral was started in 1559 and took 100 years to build. Also worth visiting are the churches of La Compañía, La Merced and San Francisco. There are several good museums in Cuzco, including the Archaeological Museum, which also houses a small art museum, the Regional History Museum and the Religious Art Museum. Our best advice for exploring Cuzco is to wear a comfortable pair of shoes, arm yourself with a city map and set off to explore! We give you already the cusco visitor ticket and 1 h city tour in an old tram to have a first vieuw of cusco. so after this ride you can explore the city.
Included Hotel / hostal Cusco Transfer inn Cusco visitor Ticket valid 53 Usd a person entree ticket coricancha and cathedral 1 h city tram cusco Not included other excursions and entree fees Meals
Day 2 sacred valley, Pisaq - Ollantaytambo
After breakfast we pick you up from your hotel and you travel with our local guide through the Sacred Valley of the Incas. You leave the most of your lugage in Cusco and just leave zith stuff for 4 nights. An important source of food for the Inca, the Sacred Valley is a lush agricultural region that continues to supply the city of Cuzco with much of its produce. Visit the impressive Pisac ruins and the colourful artisan market (market days only). The day trip finishes in the picturesque village of Ollantaytambo, site of another large Inca ruin. Here we catch our breath and prepare for the hike ahead.
The town and fortress of Ollantaytambo are strategically situated overlooking the beautiful Urubamba River Valley. It is admired for its huge steep terraces guarding the Inca Fortress and for being one of the few places where the Spanish lost a major battle during the conquest. We spend the night in this small town before heading out for the start of the hike the next morning. Like this you dont have to wake up te early the next day.
Included Hotel / hostal in ollantaytambo or sacred valleySacred valley ( if you do the salkantay trekking you wil sleep in cusco) tour in pool sacred valley( opcional in private) Entree fee Lunch buffet in Urubamba
Not included other Meals and drinks
Day 3 start 4 days incatrail or Lares or Salkantay
We start around 7.30 from Ollantaytambo. It's also recommended to buy some coca leaves or a pair of walking sticks (10 soles). After breakfast the bus will drive you to Piskacucho (2650 m.a.s.l.). Piskacucho is a small community located at the beginning of the Inca trail. From this point you will hike for about 12 km. During the hike you will walk along the Urubamba river, have a little break at the Miskay community (2800 m.a.s.l.) and you will have an amazing view of an Inca building called: Patallacta. Around lunch time you will reach a nice natural spot where our cook and porters are waiting for you to have lunch. After lunch you will hike up hill for about 2 hours until you reach the campsite where you will stay your first night. During the last 2 hours you will enjoying the Vilcanota ridge on the opposite side of the Urubamba river, and the Veronica snow covered mountain (5832 m.a.s.l.).
Day 4 incatrail day 2
After an early breakfast you will climb up for 9 km along a beautiful narrow ravine. On this section hikers will experience a hard time because of all the steps. We advise you to take it easy and take a rest at any time you wish. After a few hours you will reach Lluluchapampa. At this point you will start to climb to the highest and most famous mountain pass: the Abra Warmihuañusca (Dead Woman's Pass 4200 m.a.s.l.). It will take about 2 hours to get to the top. We recommend you to just take it easy, without pushing yourself too much. Don't worry if you get delayed; the group will wait for everyone at the top of the pass. Once we reach the pass, we will have a break to enjoy the view. After our break we will continue our way downhill to Pacaymayo Valley (3650 m.a.s.l.). During our way to Pacaymayo we will have lunch and you will likely see different kind of birds and the Andean bear (Tremarctus Ornatus). Once we reach Pacaymayo we will have diner. This is also the place where we are going to stay overnight.
Notice: We recommend you to carry some chocolates, candies and coca leaves with you during the hike. This will help to keep your sugar level high, and it will help against altitude sickness.
Day 5 incatrail day 3
After breakfast we will continue hiking for 15 km. Day 3 is the longest but most impressive and interesting day since you get to see a number of archaeological sites. This day will start by hiking up a steep path that will lead you to the Runkurakay pass (3970 m.a.s.l.). During our way, you will stop to visit the archaeological ruins of Runkurakay (3800 m.a.s.l.) After you have reached the top, we will walk down to Yanacocha and arrive at Sayacmarca (3624 m.a.s.l.). After visiting this archeological place, you will enter the rainforest. In the rainforest you will be walking up and down until you will come to the last climb that will lead you to the third pass: Abra de Phuyupatamarca (3650 m.a.s.l) From this point the rest of the trail is mostly downhill. During this way you will be visiting the ruins of Phuyupatamarca. At the end of the day you will reach Wiñaywayna, where you will spend the night at a camping site. Close to the camping site there is a restaurant where you can enjoy hot showers, cold beers and some partying. This night you will also say goodbye to the cooks and porters, since they will take an early train to Cusco the next morning.
Day 6 Incatrail day 4 machu picchu
At day 4 you have to wake up at 4.00 a.m. to get to the Inti Punko trail (Sun Gate). After breakfast, around 4.30, we will hike to Inti Punko ( Sun gate). This gate will take you to Machu Picchu. It's about an hour hiking along a narrow trail of rainforest. Our tour guide will show you around the wonderful Inca village called: Machu Picchu for about 2,5 h. After the tour you are able to take some more pictures and explore Machu Picchu by yourself. When you are done exploring Machu Picchu you can take the bus by yourself to Aguas Calientes. There is an option of visiting the thermal baths located on the upper section of the village. Ask to your tour guide how to get there. In the afternoon you will take the train back to Cusco, where you will arrive late in the evening
Included 4 days incatrail train back Hostal / hotel cusco
Not included last day lunch and diner entree hot springs Notice:
Sunrise will depend on time of the year and the weather conditions. End of our service.
Day 7 transfer out
At the moment that you prefere we can arrange the transfer out to airport or busterminal
Not included extra nights Hotel in Cusco other excursion Train or bustickets out Flight out
How to reserve
This total packet with transport /tours/ and hotel or hostals to your choice Based on 2 persons in a double room with private including breakfasts There's an extra charge for single room ! Our office is in Cusco so you always have direct support. This program is just an example, we can make programs to your needs!! We ask 40 % deposit for reservation and the next 60% / 5 weeks before departure or at our office in cusco in cash usd
Reserve thru the booking form at this page Insurency It's obligated to have your own travel insurance
Cancellation Cancellations till 56 days before departure cost 15% of the total amount. Cancellation between 56 and 42 days before departure cost 30% of the total amount, from 42 to 28 days before departure 50%, from 28 to 14 days before departure 75% and from 14 to day of departure, you have to pay the total amount. The incatrail and trainticket part never have refundI
ts better to take an insurgency for cancellation as well!.