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As this package includes the 4 Day Inca Trail trek you must ensure there are still permits available and so you need to CLICK ON:AVAILABILITY AND BOOKING
US$ 1,760.00 p/person
(Based on Double / Triple accommodation)
USD$ 1,710.00 pp with ISIC student card
*Single supplement USD$ 190.00
From May 1 2014 USD$ 1,780
USD$ 1,740 with ISIC student card.
Free Inca Trail T-Shirt after your trek to Machupicchu also get a half day Free Horse riding tour around Chacan Valley or Temple of the moon near Saqsaywaman.
As this package includes the Inca Trail bookings for high season (May to Oct )must be completed around 4 -6 months in advance because of limited Inca Trail to Machupicchu Pemits. Please note that Inca Trail hiking permits are limited and issued 'first come, first served, so you are encouraged to reserve early.
Inca Trail to Machu Picchu, Sacred Valley & Cusco
Avoid driving an hour from Lima airport to Miraflores district at your arrival without knowing your driver for only few hours sleep and return again to airport for your flight to Cusco. ( Many travellers stay at the airport ,there are good places to eat and to rest.) Lima airport recently was rebuild and it is considered as one of the best airports in South America, especialy safe.) Check in for your flight with the E tickets we send you. Have ready your Passport and copies of your reservation. The flight to Cusco takes only 55 minutes. Reception in Cusco airport and transfer to Marqueses Boutique Hotel where they will welcome you with cups of coca leaf tea a traditional drink to minimize the efects of altitude, Relax, rest and acclimatise. We advise you to get an early flight so you can just spend your first 2 hours in Cusco seriously doing nothing but trying to breathe!!
If you are feeling fine late afternoon you can go to the Cusco Folk Dances and Music at Cusco Art Center in the main Ave el Sol. which are included on your tourist ticket 6.30pm 10 min slow walk from Hotel Marqueses. Cusco the ancient Inca`s Capital is considered the Rome of America. Hotel Marqueses is centrally located where you can see Cusco`s main Plazas, Incas Temples and spanish churches. Dinner in your own in the different good restaurants around Cusco plaza located just a block form your hotel. Night at Marqueses.
Free Morning to relax or walk around to admire the magic Cusco with many monuments from Inkas and Colonial time. At 13:45 pm A Guided Cusco City Tour, Excursion, visiting Koricancha "The Sun Temple" the golden Inca`s temple that impressed so much to the first spanish conquistadores when they arrived in 1534 ,Cusco main Cathedral with their exquisite canvas from the Cuzqueña Painting School, chapels, Virgins and Saints , Saqsayhuaman Inca Complex, where every year in June in the winter solstice in this hemisphere the young Cuzqueños perform the old and traditional Feast of the Sun "Inti Raymi" in honor to the Sun, then we visit Tambo Machay, Qenqo and Puca-Pucara.
Dinner in your own. Hotel Marqueses.
Full day to enjoy in the Sacred Valley of the Inkas, first stop at Awanacancha the Alpaca Farm with textile weavers using ancestral traditions to coloring with natural plants, flowers and minerals, just before we reach Pisac. Time to explore and walk to their traditional small plaza with local vendors of products for people who come down from mountains dressed in nice typical customs, the girls use flowers tied in their hats, its a great place for pictures... in the other side is the market with souveniers, textiles, alpaca wool weavings, ceramics and handicrafts , after walking and exploring the Inca town of Pisac where your guide will explain you fascinating stories from Inkas time. Our bus will take us down to the valley where we continue to Yucay village and Urubamba, where we will stop for a delicious lunch ( there are many choices and your guide will explaint the differences) After lunch we continue to the town of Ollantaytambo which is an amazing Inka village time to explore and climb the mountain and admire temples with fine stone work which surprise to each visitor. Returning form this town we forward to Chincheros town where we will see a Inkas edification and a colonial church from XVIII century dedicated to Santiago the Saint who saved spaniards from Inkas forces. Return to Cusco. Dinner in your own. Night in Hotel Marqueses Cusco.
Mountain Biking in the Andes, private transport to Cruzpata on fromt of Chinchero village. This is where we begin our biking adventure downhill past Huaypo Lake to Moray village . Moray boasts impressive mountain terraces and possesses an ancient Inca agricultural experimentation area, 5-6 hours riding a mountain bike with suspensions, gloves and helmets are provided. Dinner in your own. By 4:00 pm we start to return to Cusco in our van. Dinner in your own. Night in Hotel Marqueses Cusco.
River rafting in the sacred river of Vilcanota, more that 2 hours of adrenaline experience in our rafting experience, private transport , life jackets, helmets, complete equipment, wet suit for the cold, guides and lunch included. There will be a Cayaker for safety. Return by 5 pm to Cusco. Dinner in your onw. Night in Hotel Marqueses Cusco. At 7.00 pm Inca Trail pre-departure orientation at SAS office
At 06:00 am Pick up from your hotels by 05:30 am drive through the Sacred Valley, short stop in Ollantaytambo to buy last items, then we continue to our trailhead at Km. 82 Piskacucho After meeting our staff and porters you will set out, crossing a footbridge to hike a gentle two hours down the Urubamba canyon, and then visit imposing sculpted Inca farming terraces and the settlement of Llaqtapata on the banks of the Cusichaca side river. We then climb a short way up the Cusichaca valley to Huayllabamba, (this is very crowded camping so we continue another 45 minutes to our first campsite at Ayapata. Great views Tea time Dinner and shared tents for 2 person.
We climb the steep-sided Llullucha valley past a rushing stream and through enchanting subtropical woodland. Crossing the rim of a small plateau, we find ourselves in the puna, the treeless grasslands of the high Andes. The trail traverses an open slope opposite mighty mountain crags as we ascend to the first and highest pass, Warmiwañusca (4,200m). Here we encounter spectacular views of the trail ahead to the second pass, and look back to the sweeping snowpeaks Huayanay and valleys, we then follow the trail to the floor of the Pacaymayo valley where we will break for a deserved lunch, our porters and cooks will surprise with a delicious lunch, then we will have time for a short nap and later we continue our walk to the secong pass which is much easier than the first one, then we walk all down hill to Sayaqmarca an impresive Inka fortification ,then another 30 minutes to reach our second campsite at Chaquicocha. Dinner .
This will be our easiest day because we are close to Wiñay-wayna our last campsite. Relaxing day
most of the hard walk is done, time to enjoy and explore the rich flora of the park orchids, bromeliads, mosses and ferns. We will pass through a natural tunnel and you will appreciate the beauty of the road all made in stones with hundreds of steps. At the third pass pinnacles topped with Inca viewing platforms overlook the archaeological complex of Phuyupatamarca (Cloud-level Town).Pausing to explore the maze of Inca stone towers, fountains and stairways that spills down the mountainside here, we begin a long descent through ever-changing layers of cloud forest. An Inca stairway partly cut from living granite leads us finally to our camp by the ruins of Wiñay Wayna (Forever Young), the largest and most exquisite of the Inca Trail sites. We will be arriving for lunch to this great place. After lunch we will have tine to relax and rest, time to visit the Inca site of Wiñaywayna, return to the camp 10 minutes near. Dinner and prepare for the big day... tomorrow is Machupicchu !!
An early breakfast before we start our last part of the trek , it takes an hour across a steep mountainside through lush, humid cloud-forest of giant ferns and broad-leaf vegetation. You will see in many parts well polished stones that belong to the Inca road. Suddenly we cross the stone threshold of Intipunku (Sun Gate) and encounter an unforgettable sweep of natural beauty and human artistry -a backdrop of twisting gorge and forested peaks framing the magical city of Machu Picchu. We complete the final leg down the royal flagstone walkway, past outlying shrines and buildings and into the heart of Machu Picchu, where we spend the rest of the morning with a guided tour of the highlights and some individual exploring among Machu Picchu's multitude of hidden nooks and corners; after your guided visit in this unique sanctuary you will have a free time for picture or exploration in your own.
In the early afternoon a bus takes us down to the foot of the mountain to the small town of Aguas Calientes where we will have our last meal together in the Hostel Viajeros , then at 4:30 pm we will board a train for 4 hours to Cusco. arriving around 9:00 pm : Dinner at your own. Night in Marqueses Hotel
Free morning for last shopping Depart Adios Cusco.
Afternoon flight to Lima
Transfer to the Airport.