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US$ 1,590.00 p/person
(Based on Double / Triple accommodation)
$1,390.00 per person (4-8 persons group)
Day 1.- Arrive to Cusco at any time. Transfer to Hotel Marqueses.Cusco Tour
Day 2: Sacred Valley Tour with Buffet Lunch, Pisac, Chincheros. Marqueses
Day 3: Choquequirao Trek.Cusco, Cachora - Chikiska - Rosalina Camp
Day 4: Playa, Rosalina, Marampata, Choquequirao Camp
Day 5: Choquequirao Archaeological Complex Camp
Day 6: Raqaypata - Coca Masana OR Capulichayuc. Camp
Day 7: Coca Masana - Cachora – Ollantaytambo. -Aguas Calientes.
Day 8: Full Day at Machu Picchu -Aguas Calientes.
Day 9 Train return to Ollanta. Moray Maras & Salt Mines. Hotel Marqueses
Day 10 Free morning Afternoon Transfer to Airport. End of our service.
Reception in Cusco airport and Transfer to your Hotel in Cusco, Rest and acclimatize as you are now at 3,400 mts above sea level. Optional Afternoon : At 13:45 pm Guided Cusco City Tour : Koricancha " Sun Temple" , Cusco Principal Cathedral, Saqsawaman Inca Complex, Tambo Machay, Qenqo and Puca-Pucara. (Entrance fees US$ 49.00 pp to pay directly) Overnight Hotel Marqueses.
Day 2: SACRED VALLEY TOUR WITH BUFFET LUNCH PISAC MARKET & RUINS, OLLANTAYTAMBO, CHINCHEROS
Sacred Valley Tour with a Buffet Lunch in Urubamba, At 8.30am meet at SAS Travel office or transfer from your hotel at earlier time if coordinated. In a tourist bus, we travel from Cusco past Saqsaywaman & Tambomachay, over the mountains toward the Sacred Valley. We descend 1500 feet to the valley floor of the sacred Urubamba river and the village of Pisac where we will visit a traditional market and you can buy some local souveniers. We then drive up to explore the extensive ruins of Pisac with stunning views over the valley. On the guided walk into the Citadel of Pisac you can observe temples, residences, altars, channels, carvings, tunnels/caves and the famous Intihuatana “The hitching post of the Sun", For those who would prefer to spend more time in the market instead of visiting the ruins, advise your guide so he can organize a time and place to pick you up when returning through the market. We continue on to Urubamba where we stop for you to buy lunch. A further 30 mins drive takes us to Ollantaytambo surrounded by the sacred mountains, where we will again discover the magnificence of the Incan constructions, the amazing temple of the Sun, enormous blocks of rock perfectly carved and polished, stone water fountains, stairs, terraces and the beauty of the local people in their traditional dress, all surrounded by the sacred mountains and Valley of Patacancha and Willoq. On our return, we quickly visit the famous church and archeological site in Chincheros, arriving to Cusco at about 6.30-7:00pm. Night at Hotel Marqueses
Day 3: CHOQUEQUIRAO TREK. CUSCO, CURAWASI,CACHORA COCA MASANA - CHIKISKA - ROSALINA CAMP.-
Pick up from your hotel at 5:00 am 4 hour drive to Cachora in our private SAS transportation. On the way we will make a stop to enjoy our breakfast admiring the wonderful and amazing Limatambo town, to the right the great Salkantay Mountains, then we will continue to the village of Cachora and a ride to Capuliyoc (2915m). After meeting our expedition team we arrange our equipment on mules to start our soft hike through this beautiful and historical territories. Great views of snow-capped peaks of Padrayoc. We then descend 3-4 hours toward Coca Masana (2330m) where the climate becomes warmer and the flora begin to change. Essential to bring a high deet mosquito repellent. Finally we arrive at Playa Rosalina at 1550m beside the Apurimac River. Here we will set up camp and spend the night. Walking poles are highly recommended. Meals: B L Dinner Accommodation :Camping 2 people per tents, Maximum Altitude:3000 masl Capulichayoc. Minimum Altitude:1500 masl Rosalina. Distance Travelled:17 Km Approximate Walking Time:7 - 8 Hours
Day 4: PLAYA ROSALINA, MARAMPATA, CHOQUEQUIRAO.
After an early breakfast we will walk for approx 1 hour to arrive to Playa Rosalina near the Apurimac River (1500 m), where we will cross a typical holding bridge then a forest of cactus, agaves and exotic local fruit trees. Here we start a gentle 3-4 hours gradual climb of 1,400 meters from the shores of the Apurimac river to Marampata (2900m). Here we stop for lunch surround by this beautiful landscape. At the end of this path we will see for the first time, the archaeological complex of Choquequirao, easy walk for 2 hours to Choquequirao ruins (3035 m). On route you will also see a variety of plants and flowers. As soon as we arrive to this Inca complex we will visit the farming terraces of Paqchayoc and the house of the waterfall, then we will return to our camping set near Choquequirao. Second camping here where you can taste “cambric” a local cognac made from sugar cane.
Meals:B L D Accommodation:Camping 2 people per tents Maximum Altitude:2800 masl Marampata Minimum Altitude:1500 masl Playa Rosalina Distance Travelled:14 km Approximate Walking Time:7- 8 Hours
Day 5: CHOQUEQUIRAO ARCHAEOLOGICAL COMPLEX : -
Today is dedicated to exploring the incredible ruins of Choquequirao. Our guide will explain the history and importance of the site. After you will have free time to visit the 2 sectors of the complex. Lunch will be offered by your gracious cook in a picnic style. Early in the afternoon we will start the return trek and camp the night at Raqaypata or Cocasamana. Dinner is provided.
Meals:B L D Accommodation:Camp Raqaypata or Playa Rosalina Maximum Altitude:3200 masl Choquequirao Minimum Altitude:1500 masl Playa Rosalina Distance Travelled:4 km Approximate Walking Time:3-4 Hours
Day 6: RAQAYPATA - COCA MASANA OR CAPULICHAYUC.-
After breakfast we continue our return trek with a steep descent towards the Apurimac River where we will stop and have lunch. In the afternoon we will climb for approximately 4 hours to our final campsite at Coca Masana. Dinner is provided. Meals:B L D Accommodation:Camping 2 people per tents Maximum Altitude:3000 masl Capulichayoc Distance Travelled:15 km Approximate Walking Time:7 - 8 Hours
Day 7: COCA MASANA - CACHORA – OLLANTAYTAMBO – AGUAS CALIENTES.
After a 3 hour climb we reach Capuliyoc. From then on it is a fairly flat trail back to the village of Cachora. We will say goodbye to our arieros (horse guides) and take the bus back towards Cusco. We will stop at the archaeological site at Saihuite Stone, a chance to rest and have a hot spring pools in Conoq. it's time to enjoy a much deserved beer and a good lunch. A further 4 hours by bus bring us back to Cusco. Optional to continue to Ollantaytambo for the night and next day early train to Aguas Calientes (Machupicchu). Meals:B L Distance Travelled:14 Km Approximate Walking Time:4 - 5 Hours
Day 8: FULL DAY AT MACHUPICCHU AGUAS CALIENTES.
Day 9 TRAIN RIDE RETURN TO CUSCO. Train at 8:30 am to Ollantaytambo van to Cusco. Arrive to Cusco by 13.00 Hrs. A night in Cusco Hotel Marqueses
Day 10 TRANSFER TO AIRPORT. End of our service. Adios Cusco Free morning then transfer to the airport for your fly to Lima or Arequipa-Puerto Maldonado ( Extension Trips )