Adventure in Cusco

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Price From US$ 1,013.00
Starting point CUSCO
Ending point CUSCO
Duration 09 Days / 08 Nights
Trip style Archeological, Cultural and Ecological
Place to visit Cusco
The Departures March 1st to January 31st









Take bus to the city of Chilca to begin your trek along the Inca Trail to Machupicchu.

Walking towards the highest point in the Inca Trail where you will have an unbelievable panoramic view of the whole area and will observe different types of microclimates.

We will start picking up your different lodgings and then head to the picturesque village of Pitumarca south of the city of Cusco.

Day 1: CUSCO - CHILCA - WAYLLABAMBA (L)(D)

Our guide will pick you up from your hotel in Cusco very early in the morning, to take bus to the city of Chilca to begin your trek along the Inca Trail to Machupicchu. After approximately three hours walking you will stop for lunch. Then you will continue walking towards your first camp at Wayllabamba, on the way you will have a guided tour of the archaeological complex of Llactapata. Dinner and overnight in tents at the campsite.

Day 2: WAYLLABAMBA - WARMIWAÑUSCA - PACAYMAYO (B)(L)(D)

After breakfast, the toughest part of the trail begin, walking towards the highest point in the Inca Trail where you will have an unbelievable panoramic view of the whole area and will observe different types of microclimates. After a 3 hours walk you will reach the first pass, named Warmiwañiusca or Dead Woman's Pass, at approximately 4,200 m.a.s.l. Here, you will have a tremendous feeling of achievement mixed with relief on reaching the top. After lunch you will continue your walking down to Pacaymayo where you will camp and have dinner.

Day 3: PACAYMAYO - PUYA PATAMARKA - WIÑAY HUAYNA (B)(L)(D)

After breakfast start the descent towards the second most important pass of the trail at 3,850 m.a.s.l. having a guided visit at the archeological complex of Runkurakay and the Inca citadel of Sayacmarca. Continue your trekking towards Puya Patamarka (Cloud-level town), another important archaeological monument, where lunch will be served. After a short break you will continue walking to Wiñay Huayna (Forever Young) for a guided visit of this impressive archaeological complex with a spectacular setting. Dinner and overnight at the camp.

Day 4: WIÑAY HUAYNA - MACHUPICCHU – AGUAS CALIENTES (B)

After breakfast, have a very early start to arrive in time for sunrise at Machupicchu. After a one hour walk th rough the forest towards the Inti Punku or the Gate of the Sun, also known as the Entrance Gate to Machupicchu, where you will have the most impressive panoramic view of the citadel. Upon arrival at Machupicchu, three-hours guided tour around the citadel, visiting the main sites and monuments. After the tour you will have free time to wander around, then you will meet with the rest of the group to drive by bus down to Aguas Calientes.
Overnight in Aguas Calientes.

Day 5: VISITA A HUAYNA PICCHU + TREN DE REGRESO A CUSCO

Pick you up from your Hotel in Aguas Calientes to take the bus from Aguas Calientes to Machu Picchu. Hike up and down to the Huayna Picchu mountain.

Huayna Picchu Young peak is the mountain in the backdrop of the Machu Picchu citadel, seen in all the famous photos and is 360 m higher than the Machu Picchu citadel. It is possible to trek to the top and it has gained in popularity over the years. There are 400 daily permits, 200 at 7am and 200 at 10am.

If you are in good physical condition it will take approximately 45mins to reach the top and the view is fantastic. This is not an easy trek and is dangerous in parts, even more so in the rain. It includes steep steps with cables & railings to help. Close to the top there is a small tunnel through which you will squeeze through (waist size permitting). There are also some Inca temples and agro-terraces near the top and on visiting them you will see there is an alternative route down which leads to some other ruins, Temple of the moon, built inside a cave and thought to have been the abode of high priests and local virgins. The summit can get crowded and can be dangerous so take care not to fall off! If you choose to return by the same route you need 2 hours +

The alternative route down to the Temple of the moon is more difficult, more dangerous and includes more steep steps and ladders and includes a few more ascents en-route. To complete the full round trip, you will need to give yourself 3 hours +

Day 6: CUSCO: RAFTING ON THE URUBAMBA RIVER (B) (L)

At 9:00 a.m. we will depart from Cusco in the direction of the Urubamba River in the Sacred Valley north of Cusco, where our guide will give you the safety instructions and use of the equipment for the trip along the Urubamba River. After that, we will sail for about 2 and a half hours in class III and IV rapids, depending on the route we have chosen, we could go to Ollantaytambo Class III (March to November) or Quiquijana Class III and Chuquicahuana Class IV (December to May).

In the afternoon after lunch we will return to Cusco arriving at approximately 5:00 p.m

NOTE: The rapids are categorized as follows:

Class I Flat water, lakes, low-level rivers
Class II Small rapids with small rocks
Class III Rapid, Waves, Rocks, incredible rafting
Class IV Fast strong, Waves, great fun!
Class V The most difficult level, really dangerous
Class VI No !, Avoid running!

* Always use your safety equipment

Day 7: HIKE THE RAINBOW MOUNTAIN. (B)

The adventure starts very early at 03:00 am we will start picking up your different lodgings and then head to the picturesque village of Pitumarca south of the city of Cusco.

We will arrive at 06:30 am to the picturesque village of Japura (Hanchipata) starting point of our trek, follow 3 and a half hours, up the mountain to reach the village of Machuraccay and then ascend to the slopes of the hill Vinicunca, access control place to this mystical place.

Continuing the walk and we will reach a height of 5033 meters above sea level. Top of the mysterious mountain of 7 colors (Vinicunca).

We will start the hike back to the village of Japura (Hanchipata), then we will return to Cusco arriving at around 7.00 p.m

Note: During the ascent, we will have a backup horse in case of an emergency.

Day 8: HUMANTAY LAKE FULL DAY

After we pick you up at your hotel, we will start our adventure to the Humantay Lake with a 4-hour-drive in private transport to Soraypampa (3850 m.a.s.l.). Soraypampa is the campsite for the first day of the Salkantay trek. (more info click here) In Soraypampa we will have a delicious breakfast to start our day well before beginning our trek. In Soraypampa we will start our trek up to the Humantay Lake (4200 m.a.s.l.) with beautiful views and if the sky is clear enough, we can see the impressive snow-capped Salkantay and Humantay. It is a 1.5-hour-walk to the lake with a low to moderate difficulty, and more than worth it when you see the magical view. It is also possible to rent a horse instead. We will have enough time to take pictures, bring an offer to the Apus, and for the real brave ones; swimming in the lake when it’s sunny! After some free time, we will start our descent to Soraypampa of about 1.5 hours, which is a lot easier than the way up. In Soraypampa lunch will await us and after some rest we return to Cusco where we will arrive at 6 p.m.

  • 5.00 - 9.00 Cusco – Soraypampa
  • 9.00 - 9.30 Breakfast in Soraypampa
  • 9.30 - 11.00 Trekking to Laguna Humantay
  • 11.00 - 12.30 Free time
  • 12.30 - 14.00 Trekking back to Soraypampa
  • 14.00 - 15.00 Lunch in Soraypampa
  • 15.00 - 18.00 Soraypampa – Cusco

  • Day 9: CUSCO (B)

    After breakfast, transfer assistance on your departure. End of our services

    INCLUDES:

    Cusco:
    • In / Out transfers in Cusco
    • 04-night accommodation at selected hotel in Cusco
    • 01-night accommodation at selected hotel in Aguas Calientes
    • Rafting, Rainbow Mountain, Humantay Lake.
    • Hiking Huaynapicchu
    • Applicable Taxes


    Inka Trail: Four days
    • Transportation to head of trail (82 Km.)
    • Entrance ticket to Inka Trail and Machupicchu
    • Bus ticket down to Aguas Calientes
    • Train ticket back to Cusco
    • Transfer train station / Hotel
    • Cook and cooking equipment
    • Porters service (to carry the tents and cooking equipment only)
    • Guided visit to Machupicchu and the ruins along the trail
    • English/Spanish speaker professional guide during all Inca Trail
    • Meals as mentioned in the program
    • Personal camping equipment such as tents, pad
    • Vegetarian food available on request with no extra charge
    • Applicable Taxes


    B=Breakfast, L=Lunch, D=Dinner

    Prices

    ACCOMMODATION 2018 Price per person Group Service
    Category Cusco Price Simple tour Price Double tour Price Triple tour
    Turista Económica Hotel Inka Andina USD$ 1,092.00 USD$ 1,013.00 USD$ 1,001.00
    Turista Superior Hotel Sueños del Inka USD$ 1,316.00 USD$ 1,113.00 USD$ 1,096.00
    Superior Hotel Ecco Inn – Cusco USD$ 1,579.00 USD$ 1,240.00 USD$ 1,332.00
    ACCOMMODATION 2018 Price per person Private Service
    Category Cusco Price Simple tour Price Double tour Price Triple tour
    Turista Económica Hotel Inka Andina USD$ 2,636.00 USD$ 1,808.00 USD$ 1,576.00
    Turista Superior Hotel Sueños del Inka USD$ 2,860.00 USD$ 1,775.00 USD$ 1,671.00
    Superior Hotel Ecco Inn – Cusco USD$ 3,121.00 USD$ 2,035.00 USD$ 1,787.00


    NOTE:
    · $100.00 Discount for Peruvians
    · Not recommendable for children
    · Upgrade vista dome USD 40.00
    · Sleeping bag USD 25.00
    · Horses for the Rainbow mountain USD 40.00