Sacred Valley & Easy Inca Trail – 5 days

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    machupicchu

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    sacsayhuaman

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Wonderful experience hike short Inca Trail to
Machu Picchu:
Get acquainted with the wonders of the Incas in this
exhilarating introduction to Peru. Embrace cultures past and present in the hills
surrounding Cusco and delight in the amazing views of the Sacred Valley as you
travel by rail to Machu Picchu. Taking the train will allow you lots of time to explore
ruins and markets. Spectacular view of Machu Picchu from Inti Punku (Sun Gate);
from here descending into the world famous Lost City of the Incas, Machu
Picchu

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Day by Day Itinerary

Type Service: Group Tour
Itinerary: Customizable
Destinations: Cusco, Sacred Vallley, Inca Trail, Machu Picchu
Activities: Trekking and Walking,Cultural and History,Family

Day 1 – Arrival to Cusco – City Sightseeing Tour

Upon arrival, reception and transfer to your Cusco
Hotel; where you’ll be welcomed with coca infusion tea (“mate de coca”) that will help
you to get used to the altitude – free morning to take a leisurely walk around the
ancient capital of the Incas or to acclimatize to the high altitude setting.
After lunch at 1:30pm; Cusco tour including the
Cathedral, Koricancha, Sacsayhuaman, Qenqo, Pucapucara and Tambomachay.
Our tour will beginning on to the Main Square of Cusco. You’ll enter the Cathedral of
Cusco and see the beautiful woodwork and colonial paintings containing extensive
Incan iconography. Visit the Korikancha (Temple of the Sun) on which the Santo
Domingo Convent was built. Legend says this temple was completely gold coated,
which impressed the conquerors upon their arrival.
Ascend to the Archaeological Park of Sacsayhuaman
and visit the Cuidadela. This is the royal house where they admired the Sun God but
also worshiped younger gods. Admire this large structure and enjoy the magnificent
landscape which brings peace and tranquility. Next, visit Qenqo, the old temple of the Puma. Inside you can see a sacrificial altar made of a huge stone. At
Tambomachay, you’ll see the sacred fountains of life and health. Pucapucara
safeguarded the city gates and the Fortress of Sacsayhuaman. The tour ends with a
detailed visit of the city of Cusco.
Meals Included: None


Day 2 – Sacred Valley of the Incas

Breakfast at the hotel; pick up from the hotel at
8:30am for your full day tour to the impressive Sacred Valley of the Incas, explore
the beautiful Peruvian countryside with a full-day tour of the magical Sacred Valley.
First place, you will visit the town of Pisaq, famous for its bustling market. This native
town was once where “exchange transactions” took place. In this type of transaction,
customers would exchange one good for another instead of using currency. Visit the
market of Pisaq where you can purchase beautifully crafted products hand-made by
the locals.
On Sunday, the main attraction is a mass celebrated
in Quechua and conducted in Spanish. It is attended by the mayors and their
attendants who play traditional musical instruments called “pututos.”
Afterwards, you’ll enjoy a typical Peruvian lunch
(included in price) before visiting the fortress of Ollantaytambo.
Next, you will visit the impressive ruins of
Ollantaytambo fortress. These magnificent ancient ruins serve as great vantage
points to look out over the valley. Originally the royal estate of Emperor Pachakuteq
during the Inca Empire, this site later served as a stronghold for Manco Inca
Yupanqui in the Inca´s final rebellion against the Spanish. In the afternoon back to
Cusco – Overnight at Cusco Hotel
Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch


Day 3 – Train to km 104 – Hike the Inca Trail

Breakfast at the hotel; our representative will pick you
up from your Cusco Hotel and you’ll be transferred to the Poroy railway station to
enjoy 3 ½ hour scenic rail tour to Aguas Calientes.
The train will take us to km 104 (starting point of the
hike), we start visiting the Chachabamba archaeological site (2150m/7052ft), hike
upon an 8 km ascending trail, which after 4 hours takes us to the archaeological site
of Wiñay Wayna (2650m/8692ft). This is an impressive site made up of an
agricultural center with numerous terraces, a religious sector and an urban sector,
and then we go on and climb to the Sun Gate. From this fabulous spot, we may
contemplate the sacred citadel of Machu Picchu. Then we take the bus down to
Aguas Calientes. Dinner at Aguas Calientes restaurant – Overnight at Aguas
Calientes Hotel
Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Total distance: Total distance: 13 km (8, 08 miles)
Estimated walking time: Estimated walking time: 6-7
hours
Maximum altitude point: Maximum altitude point:
(2650m/8692ft)


Day 4 – Full Day Machu Picchu & Back to Cusco

Breakfast at the hotel; full day Excursion to Machu
Picchu from Aguas Calientes, early transfer at 5:30am to the Bus Stop for the short
ride (25 minutes) up to the citadel of Machu Picchu. Upon arrival, you will participate
in a guided tour of the Citadel, visiting the Main Plaza, the Circular Tower, the
Sacred Sun Dial (the most important preserved Intihuatana), the Royal Quarters, the
Temple of the Three Windows, houses, warehouses, a large central square; and all
connected by narrow roads and steps that are surrounded by terraces cut into the
mountain side. After the tour you’ll have time to stroll around the Archaeological Site
at your leisure.
Then, you will have time to perform some of the following activities by yourself (not
included in the price):
1. Climb to Wayna Picchu; for the most adventurous
people, we suggest to go up the Wayna Picchu from where you can appreciate the
immensity of Machu Picchu, even more amazing being high and distant.
Lunch at the Sanctuary Lodge Restaurant in Machu
Picchu (included in the price)
Train back to Cusco: In the afternoon you’ll return to
the train station in Aguas Calientes for the trip back to Cusco – train departure to
Cusco; upon arrival to Cusco reception and transfer to the Hotel
Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch


Day 5 – Depart Cusco

Our representative will assist you and transfer to the airport and say
goodbye.
Meals Included: Breakfast

Services Included

All mentioned land transport (bus, etc.), Hotel accommodation with breakfast,
entrance to parks and cultural sights, guided visits and mentioned excursions,
English/Spanish speaking guide to accompany visits and excursions, all private
transfers, meals as indicated in the itinerary, Train tickets Expedition Class.
Services not included

International airfares, domestic flights, airport departure (US$ 30 per person for
international flights and US$ 6.5 for national flights) taxes or visa fees, excess
baggage charges, additional nights during the trip due to flight cancellations,
alcoholic beverages or bottled water, snacks, insurance of any kind, laundry, phone
calls, radio calls or messages, reconfirmation of flights and items of personal nature,
personal equipment, obligatory personal insurance and meals which are not
mentioned, Entrance fee to Wayna Picchu Mountain.

Optional Services

  • Entrance fee to Wayna Picchu mountain; add US$ 20 per person
  • Upgrade train service to Vistadome train (First Class); add US$ 50 per
    person

 

 

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