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US$ 2,150.00 p/person
(Based on Double / Triple accommodation)
US$ 1,900 pp in a Triple Room
US$ 75 Disc for Student
US$ 340 Extra for a solo traveler
This itinerary has been very popular most people prefering to take a connecting flight direct to Cusco on their arrival to Lima. In this case we organize the first flight of the day for those arriving late at night/ early morning and you need to checkin around 3.45am. At times it can take over an hour to get through immigrations and customs so the direct flight to Cusco is recommended and we serve you full breakfast on your arrival to Hotel Marqueses Cusco on an early flight. You can get a better idea of the programs and Hotel Marqueses by looking at some photos on the website. www.sastravelperu.com
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.
Trekking experience and acclimatization of at least 2 days previous your treks is required.
The 5 Day Inca Trail to Machu Picchu trek section is considered as Moderate to Challenging level in which you need to be in a good physical conditions, we recommend to start jogging at home before this adventure. The other parts of the tour doesn`t require any kind of experience.
The night before of your trek at 7:00 pm.
Plane, Bus, Train, motor boat, hike.
Day 1: Arrive to Cusco, Transfer to Hotel Marqueses in Cusco.
Day 2: Sacred Valley of the Incas tour with Lunch. Hotel Marqueses
Day 3: Free Day to explore the magical Cusco, San blas, Hotel Marqueses
Day 4: Inca Trail trek -Day 1 camping at Wayllabamba. Night in tent.
Day 5: Inca Trail trek - Day 2 camping Pacasmayo. Night in tent.
Day 6: Inca Trail trek -Day 3 camping Wiñaywayna. Night in tent.
Day 7: Inca Trail trek – Machupicchu Day 4 Aguas Calientes.
Day 8: Aguas Calientes – Return to Cusco. Hotel Marqueses.
Day 9: Tour bus Inka Express to Puno.Lake Titikaca. Hotel Qalasaya.
Day 10: Floating Islands Uros, Taquile. Night with a local family.
Day 11: Amantani island and return to Puno. Hotel Qalasaya.
Day 12: Transfer to airport Flight from Juliaca to Lima. Hotel in Miraflores
Day 13: Free morning. Afternoon Lima City Tour. Transfer to Airport.
Early flight from Lima to Cusco approximately at 05:00am or 06:00 am (Lots of person prefer to stay at airport in Lima and few hours later board a flight connection to Cusco). We will send you E-Ticket fight. We will try to organize a early check-in at Cusco´s Hotel if possible. Check-in early for the flight to Cusco (1 Hrs flight). Arrival to Cusco, Our staff with SAS Travel sign will be waiting for you at arriving Area. Reception and Transfer to Hotel Marqueses in Cusco. Afternoon at 13:30 pm Guided Visit to the City (Temple of the Sun and Cathedral) as well as the nearby ruins of Tambomachay, Puca Pucara, Qenko and Sacsayhuaman. (Get a Tourist Cusco Entry to visit City Tour, Sacred Valley and other sites not included). If you are not feeling well you can do this tour on Day 3 and maybe just relax today Cusco is located at 3,400 masl or 11,152 feet.
Guided Visit of the Sacred Valley of the Incas . At 08:30 am pick up from your hotel, Departure from Cusco in direction of the Sacred Valley. This Tour includes a Visit to the Pisac colourful Handcraft Market, Pisac archaeological Park, Ollantaytambo Inca Fortress and Return to Cusco via Chinchero site and Market. Lunch included in Maizal Restaurant. Hotel Marqueses.
Free day to prepare for your trek. Pre-Departure Inca Trail to Machupicchu Briefing tonight at 7pm with Inca Trail Group and guide. Tours are not included ... we suggest to visit the famous South Valley tour to see Tipon Huacarpay Lake and Pikillaqta, or you can add to your experience in Cusco to see Maray, Moray and Salineras the salt mines, or just relax horse riding around Cusco Valley behind Cristo Blanco. (Confirm or ask for details with our office staff once you set in Cusco). Our office is just near your Hotel. We highly recommend to see the Cusco Folk Dances and Music at Cusco Art Center located at Sol avenue. from 06.45 pm to 08:00 pm
Drive Piscakucho Km 82 , Commence Inca Trail Trek . We leave Cuzco and set off on our three-hour drive via Ollantaytambo to the Trail's starting point at Km82. Breakfast is provided on the route , The first half-day walk is fairly easy and on an undulating path, which follows the left side of the Urubamba River for much of the way. After lunch a gentle climb takes us to our camp at Huayllabamba (2900m). There are a couple of steep drops and climbs into gullies along the way, with great views of Mt Veronica standing at 5860 m. Camping and Meals (2 person tent).
Inca Trail Trek Today we climb the famous "Dead Woman's Pass" (4198m). We set off through cloud forest on climbing mountain trail. There is a wonderful array of exotic plants and we may even see hummingbirds collecting nectar from the flowering shrubs along the way. There is a small respite from the constant climb as we rest for lunch on a flat grassy meadow and then it's back into it with the last 400m of ascent in front of us. Stone steps take us up to and over the pass. In front of us is the most beautiful mountain vista, and we can see the meandering trail that lays ahead, our trek for tomorrow. Steep steps take us down to our camp at Pacaymayo 3600m. Walk 6 hours Camping and Meals. (2 person tent).
Inca Trail Trek Today sees some great hiking through cloud forest on well maintained Inca paths and steps. An hour of climbing out of camp takes us to the second pass (3900m) from where we descend three thousand steps via the ruins of Sayacmarca, Phuyupatamarca, and Wiñay-Wayna. We will have a guided tour of each of these ruins. The afternoon is spent on 'classic' Incan steps traversing the hillsides and passing numerous ruins set amongst the forest. Walk 7 hours Camping and Meals. (2 person tent).
Inca Trail Trek - Machu Picchu - Aguas Calientes Hostal Viajeros A very early start means that we can hike the last hour or so of the trail to Inti Punku, the sun gate, for sunrise. Our first glimpse of Machu Picchu through the morning mist is stunning, and we can spend the day touring the ruins. In the afternoon we take a bus down the hill to Aguas Calientes to soak in the relaxing hot springs. We overnight in Aguas Calientes Hostal Viajeros. Walk 3 hours
Morning return to Ollantaytambo by train and on to Cusco by local bus. Rest of day free to recover or just enjoy a wander through the streets of this combination of Inca Empire and Colonial Style architecture and culture.
Inka Express Class tourist bus to Lake Titicaca - Puno. With a magnificent buffet lunch in Sicuani and tours with English speaking guide to Andahuaylillas, Raqchi, La Raya & Pukara. Bus is fully equipped for tourism. Please have some soles for the fees. Overnight. Puno hotel.
Titicaca Lake Uros,Taquile and Amantani Islands . 8.00am Transfer from the hotel to the port and by motor boat we take you to one of the legendary Uros Islands where you can observe the lives of the Uros people who live on floating reed islands some only 20 metres in length. After a beautiful 3hr boat ride we reach Amantani island where we will break into smaller groups to stay with the local families. We will trek to the top of the mountain (4150 mtrs) to see the Temples of the Pachamama and Pachatata and enjoy the traditional customs of the island people. Food and authentic music prepared and performed by your designated family.
with Island family
Titicaca Lake Uros,Taquile and Amantani Islands . Short boat ride to the neighbouring Taquile island, where we will tour around the ruins and visit these beautiful people, world famous for their intricate and fascinating weavings, lunch and return trip to Puno. Arrival in the afternoon and transfer back to hotel approx 5 pm. Overnight in Puno hotel.
Fly to Lima. Transferred for 45 minutes to Juliaca Airport for the flight back to Lima. Reception and Transfer to the Hotel in Miraflores Free afternoon, Optional Visit to the Gold Museum (not included) or just relax in Larcomar, Miraflores Park.
Hotel Mariel or similar located at Miraflores. Lima
Lima Classic City tour : 4 Hours 09:30am - 13:30pm be ready in lobby from 9.15 am Depending on your international flight time you may not have time for this tour so please let us know of your exact flight details. Also if you have a midnight flight today so the entire day free we can organise your City tour for the afternoon 2.30pm to 6.45pm so you can rest and enjoy the hotel room for the morning and then leave your luggage in storage while on the tour . Transfer time to the airport should be 3 and a half to 4 hours prior to departure of International flight. City Tour in Lima: ANCESTRAL LIMA; Huaca Pucllana, Archaelogical Pre-Inka Center from IV D Century. LIMA COLONIAL; Plaza San Martín, Plaza Mayor, Palacio de Gobierno, el Palacio Arzobispal, la Basílica Catedral, Palacio Municipal, Convento de San Francisco & the Catacumbs; Peru Reserve Museum, Gold Objets, Cerámic y Textils from Pre Inka Cultures.(Closed Sat & Sun)
MODERN LIMA; El Olivar de San Isidro, Miraflores y Larco Mar, spectacular view of the Pacífic Ocean.
Late afternoon Transfer to the Airport for your Flight home.