Cusco Imperial, City tour, Sacred Valley, Inca Trail Machu picchu 7 Days Tour

From: 750.00 USD$

Locations Visited : Cusco City Tour & Sacred Valley & Inca Trail & Machu picchu Citadel
Trip Style : cultural & treks tours
Length : 7 Days and 6 nights
Frequency : Every day
Group : Min 4 , Max 12
Physical Grading : 1,2,3,4,5

Short Description

DAY 01 :

  • Welcome at the airport in Cusco and transfer to the Hotel (in the morning).
  • Tour around the city of Cusco and outskirts (in the afternoon 13:00 hrs – 18:00 hrs).
  • Hotel in cusco

DAY 02 .

  • Sacred Valley of the Incas tour ( 09 am – 03:00 pm )
  • Pisaq, urubamba, Ollantaytambo chincheros .
  • hotel in cusco

DAY 03:

  • cusco – km 82  inca trail tour ( wayllabamba )
  • camping

DAY 04 :

  • wayllabamba – warmi wañuska – pacaymayo .
  • camping

DAY 05 :

  • pacaymayo – runku rakay –  winaywayna
  • camping

DAY 06 :

  • winaywayna – intipunko ( sungate)- machu picchu citadel
  •  hotel in cusco

DAY 07 :

  • transfer out from the hotel to airport / terminal

PRICE PER PERSON IN SIMPLE ACCOMMODATION – 2014:

  • US$ 910 – In 5 stars hotel Libertador  / Marriot  /  I + Expedition  Train
  • US$ 900 – In 4 stars hotel Jose Antonio / Eco inn   / Picoaga + Expedition  Train
  • US$ 890.- In 3  stars hotel San Agustin  / Royal Inka  l y  ll  / San Agustin Dorado/ Posada del Inka Cusco / Casona Plaza  + Expedition  Train
  • US$ 840  –  In 3  stars hotel Sol Plaza Inn / los Portales / Casa  Andina Classic / Hatun Wasi   /  + Expedition  Train

TRAIN SERVICE

  • With Panoramic Vistadome Train you must Add US$ 40 –  Reserve in Advance.
  • With Panoramic Hiran Binghan  Train you must Add US$ 595 –  Reserve in Advance.

PRICE PER PERSON IN DOUBLE ACCOMMODATION – 2014:

  • US$ 830 – In 5 stars hotel Libertador  / Marriot  /  I + Expedition  Train
  • US$ 810 – In 4 stars hotel Jose Antonio / Eco inn   / Picoaga + Expedition  Train
  • US$ 790 – In 3  stars hotel San Agustin  / Royal Inka  l y  ll  / San Agustin Dorado/ Posada del Inka Cusco / Casona Plaza  + Expedition  Train
  • US$ 760 –  In 3  stars hotel Sol Plaza Inn / los Portales / Casa  Andina Classic / Hatun Wasi   /  + Expedition  Train

TRAIN SERVICE:

  • With Panoramic Vistadome Train you must Add US$ 40 –  Reserve in Advance.
  • With Panoramic Hiran Binghan  Train you must Add US$ 595 –  Reserve in Advance.

PRICE PER PERSON IN TRIPLE  ACCOMMODATION – 2014:

  • US$ 790 – In 5 stars hotel Libertador  / Marriot  /  I + Expedition  Train
  • US$ 780 – In 4 stars hotel Jose Antonio / Eco inn   / Picoaga + Expedition  Train
  • US$ 750 – In 3  stars hotel San Agustin  / Royal Inka  l y  ll  / San Agustin Dorado/ Posada del Inka Cusco / Casona Plaza  + Expedition  Train
  • US$ 750 –  In 3  stars hotel Sol Plaza Inn / los Portales / Casa  Andina Classic / Hatun Wasi   /  + Expedition  Train

TRAIN SERVICE:

  • With Panoramic Vistadome Train you must Add US$ 40 –  Reserve in Advance.
  • With Panoramic Hiran Binghan  Train you must Add US$ 595 –  Reserve in Advance.

DAY 1: TRANSFER IN CUSCO & CITY TOUR.

Upon arrival at Cusco airport you will be met and driven to Hotel, where you are advised to rest for a while to acclimatize to the altitude. In the afternoon Cusco.
City Tour From 1.45pm to 6.30pm.

This tour includes the Qoricancha (temple of the sun) and the Cathedral. The tour drives along Circunvalacion Road up to famous fortress of Sacsayhuaman, then to Q’enqo, Puca Pucara and Tambomachay The tour is provided by Spanish and English speaking guide. Also included in this is a tourist card, giving you access to all the sites in the Cusco area as a whole.

DAY 2: SACRED VALLEY TOUR

Excursion to the “Sacred Valley of the Incas”, a succession of picturesque towns, agricultural terraces and archaeological sites. On Tuesdays, Thursdays and Sundays, we´ll have the opportunity to bargain with vendors or stroll at the Pisac’s typical Indian market, with a catholic mass service on Sunday (celebrated in Quechua, the native language). Lunch at a local restaurant in the Sacred Valley. In the afternoon pass through Calca and Urubamba towns to arrive to the Inca Fortress and Citadel of Ollantaytambo, which was built to guard the entry of this part of the valley and protect it from enemies of the lower jungles; consisting in a series of superimposed terraces of carved stones accessed by long staircases. We will have the opportunity to walk through the quaint streets of the nearby town, religious and agricultural centre during the Inca Empire, and get a clear idea of the military strategy against possible invasions. On our way back to Cusco we will visit the picturesque Andean village of Chinchero where the remains of what was the royal hacienda of Tupac Inca Yupanqui lies. Admire its well preserved Inca Wall at the Main Square, visit the beautiful colonial temple built on Inca foundations, with interesting frescoes on the portico. Back to Cusco in the afternoon. 6:30PM

DAY 3:  CUSCO INCA TRAIL ( DAY 01: CUSCO – KM 82 – WAYLLABAMBA)

Between 7:00 and 7:30 am, we pick you up at your hotel in our own private bus. We then drive to Piskacuchu (2700 masl), a community located on the 82nd kilometer of the Cusco –Machu Picchu railroad. Starting at this point, we cross the bridge and walk along the left shore of the Urubamba River as it flows north-west along the Sacred Valley. Following the trail along a flat terrain, we arrive in Miskay (2800 masl), to then ascend and finally see, from the tallest part of an overlook, the Inca city of Patallacta (2750 masl). We continue trekking along the valley created by the Kusichaca River, gradually climbing for about five hours until we reach our first campsite in the Wayllabamba village (3000 masl). All along the way we will see spectacular views of the Vilcanota ridge on the opposite side of the Urubamba River, where the impressive Veronica peak reigns at 5832 meters above sea level. Not to mention the diversity of wild flora and fauna that can be found all along the valley.

DAY 4: INCA TRAIL  ( DAY 02: Wayllabamba  – Warmiwañusca – Pacaymayo )

We wake up at around 6:00 am, and after breakfast we leave Wayllabamba behind to begin the most difficult part of the trek, which consists of an abrupt and steep ascent that stretches for 9 km. Along this climb, the landscape changes from sierra to puna (a dry and high area with little vegetation). On the way to the first mountain pass, the Abra Warmihuañusca (Dead Woman´s Pass), we see domesticated llamas and alpacas grazing on ichu, one of the few plants that grow at that altitude. We also cross an area of the so called cloud forest, which is the habitat for many different kinds of birds like hummingbirds and sparrows and the Andean bear, which is also called the Spectacled Bear (Tremarctus Ornatus). We advise that on this day specially, your day pack is well stocked with candies, chocolates and coca leaves that will keep your sugar level high, and help with altitude sickness. Immediately after the pass, we descend into the Pacaymayo valley (3600 masl), where we camp after approximately 6h of hiking.

DAY 5: INCA TRAIL ( Day 03 : Pacaymayo  – Chaquicocha  – Wiñaywayna )

This day is the longest but also the most impressive and the most interesting, due the number of archaeological sites that we visit and learn about from our guide. From Pacaymayo we climb to the second pass, the Abra de Runkurakay (3970 masl). Half way up, we visit the archaeological complex with the same name. This site, located at 3800 masl, consists of a small oval structure that is believed to have served the purpose of a watchtower. After going over the pass, we descend towards Yanacocha (Black Lagoon) and enter the cloud-forest to finally arrive at Sayacmarca (3624 masl). This is a beautiful complex made up of a semicircular construction, enclosures at different levels, narrow streets, liturgical fountains, patios and irrigation canals. Continuing up an easy climb, we arrive at the third pass, the Abra de Phuyupatamarca (3700 masl). Along this climb we can appreciate the magnitude of the Incas´ ancient craft, by walking along paths semi-detached from the mountain, and seeing rocks that fill up ravines in perfect order, saving the trail from the multileveled Andean geography. We go through an Inca tunnel to later arrive at the aforementioned pass and down to the complex of the same name. This is one of the most complete and best-preserved archaeological complexes along the Inca Trail to Machupicchu, and is located on the highest point of a mountain. Curiously, Phuyupatamarca means ¨town over the clouds¨. From above, one can observe a sophisticated sacred complex made up of water fountains with solid foundations, and also impressive views of the Urubamba River valley and the long descending stone steps along which we will continue on to Wiñaywayna (2700 masl). At this campsite we find a lodge with a restaurant, bar and bathrooms with hot showers. The campsite has the same name as the complex located only five minutes away from the lodge. Wiñaywayna is an impressive complex made up of an agricultural center with numerous terraces, a religious sector and an urban sector.

DAY 6: INCA TRAIL (Day 04 : Wiñaywayna  – Machu picchu).

On this fourth and last day we get up at 4.00 am to leave Wiñaywayna an hour later and climb to Intipunku, or The Sun Gate. This will take an hour of hiking along a trail of flat stones on the edges of cliffs in highland jungle. From this fabulous spot, we may see the sunrise over the sacred citadel of Machu Picchu. From Intipunku we descend into Machu Picchu, and 40 minutes later we enter the citadel from the highest point through the ¨House of the Guardians¨. We then descend to the control point where we register ourselves and leave our backpacks. We immediately begin a complete guided tour of the Inca citadel that will take approximately two hours. You will then have free time to walk around, climb the Huaynapicchu Mountain, where one can experience spectacular views of all of Machupicchu, the valleys and mountains that surround it, or visit the Temple of the Moon and the fabulous Inca Bridge. In the afternoon, we meet in the town of Aguas Calientes where, if you like, you can visit and relax in the thermal baths. From here we take the train to the city of Cusco, where we will arrive after nightfall. Return to your selected hotel for overnight.

DAY 7: TRANSFER OUT.

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

WHAT IS INCLUDED :

  • All transfers.
  • All hotel and lodge accommodations
  • All scheduled excursions with English-speaking guide services.
  • All entrance fees.
  • All Scheduled transportations.
  • Meals (3 breakfast / 3 lunch / 3 diners INCA TRAIL ).
  • Entrance tickets to The Inka Trail and Machu Picchu.
  • English / Spanish speaking guide for all tours mentioned.
  • Cook In charge of meal preparation.
  • General porters (to carry tents, food and cooking equipment).
  • Botle of oxigen
  • Firts Aid Kit.

WHAT IS NOT INCLUDED:

  • International and domestic airfares.
  • Additional nights during the trip due to flight cancellations
  • Breakfast on the first morning lunch on the last day after machu picchu.
  • PERU TRAVEL COMPANY highly recommend to get an insurance of trip cancellation/interruption insurance to protect your trave
  • Down sleeping bag – 8ºC US$ 20 for all inca trail
  • Personal “Half porter” for 9 Kg US$  60.00
  • Trekking poles US$ 20.00 a pair
  • Hot Springs in Aguas Calientes (10 soles)
  • Bus down tickets from Machupicchu to Aguas Calientes town US$ 9.00 one way
  • Tips for guides , Cook, Porters It`s a tradition but not mandatory
  • Energy snacks will be very useful as chocolate bars, dried fruits
  • Ticket for Huayna Picchu mountain US$ 70.00 (Book and pay in advance with us.)

TICKETS FOR HUAYNA  PICCHU

Ticket for Huaynapicchu.- ( Limited spaces… Reserve and pay in advance ).
The INC park office incharged of selling these tickets just informed that is not longer possible to purchase online. We can purchase this for you $55.00 US$30.00 with ISIC student card, if you request in writing and pay in advance. (1st turn at 7:00 am with 200 spaces
2nd turn at 10-11am with 200 spaces.)

 

WHAT YOU NEED TO TAKE :

  • Original passport and copies (and Student card (ISIC) student card if applicable) green card if you are student )
  • Note ( you have to bring your student card to machu picchu because you are going to be required to show at the Machupicchu control point of the Inca Trail Note .- If for any reason you organize a new passport after we have purchased your permits.… you MUST bring with you, the old passport or 2 very clear copies of the old passport along with your new passport on the trail.
  • Travel Insurance card is essential
  • Hiking water proof boots ( with ankle protectors )
  • Trekking poles metal tips are not allowed on the trail
  • Waterproof jacket or rain poncho
  • Warm jacket
  • Sun hat and gloves
  • T-shirts / shirts
  • Comfortable hiking zip off trousers
  • Rain pants
  • Bathing suit (for hot springs in Aguas Calientes)
  • Sun protection cream ( factor 35 recommended ) sun is strong
  • Insect Repellent ( for mosquitos )15 % of deet at least
  • Water bottle
  • Toilet paper and wet wipes
  • Personal medication
  • Camera and films
  • Torch with spare batteries (flashlight) we recommend headlights
  • Emergency money at least 200- 300 ) extra soles.(USD$ 120)
  • Short pants , Plaster and bandages
  • Walking poles (with rubber tips) they can also be hired from us (they can be used on the Inca Trail if they have rubber tips)

NOTE:  walking poles are not allowed into machu picchu city.