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|SEASON||March to January|
|DURATION||6 days /5 nights (Cusco - Cusco)|
|FITNESS LEVEL||Very active (high altitude, long distances, occasional narrow paths with sheer drops)|
Cuisine, cultural activities, history, hiking & nature
Daily hikes will enable you to immerse yourself in the wonderful landscapes and vibrant culture of the Andes. This is an adventure through splendid natural scenery, combined with all the comforts of luxurious hotel accommodation each night. As you move from the breathtaking landscapes of the Andes to cloud forests and the lost city of Machu Picchu, each night of the itinerary will be spent in a different, carefully selected hotels.
After a good breakfast, an early morning bus ride through the Andean scenery beyond the city of Cusco will take us to Lake Piuray, located on the high plains above the Sacred Valley of the Incas. From here we will hike for between 4 and 5 hours to the colonial-era village of Chinchero, with its interesting archaeological site. The great plain of Chinchero is composed of a patchwork of different Andean crops, situated high above the valley and dominated by great snow-covered peaks. In the afternoon we will drive down into the Sacred Valley of the Incas.
Overnight in the Sacred Valley
After a bus ride through the Sacred Valley of the Incas of less than an hour, we will arrive in the native community of Willoc. This community is famous for its traditional way of life, which has survived from the Inca period. We will visit local weavers and learn about their way of life, as well as observing their weaving techniques, before beginning the downhill hike through a narrow ravine where there are several Inca sites, including the ruins of Pumamarka. After hiking for about eight kilometers, we will reach the remarkable village of Ollantaytambo, in the Sacred Valley of Incas. Much of the village has retained the original street plan of the Inca settlement, and the whole community is located at the base of an enormous Inca temple complex, from where there are excellent views of the valley. In the afternoon we will be driven back to our hotel.
Overnight in the Sacred Valley
In the early morning, we will take the train to the Km 104, the beginning of the Short Inca Trail to Machu Picchu. After showing our tickets and passports at the control point, we will head to the archaeological site of Chachabamba (2250 meters / 7,500 feet). Your guide will provide interesting information at all the archaeological sites visited during the itinerary. A steady three-hour climb will take us to the archaeological complex of Wiñaywayna (2650 meters / 8,750 feet). This site is considered one of the most beautiful on the entire Inca Trail, due to its spectacular location and particularly fine architecture. We will visit this fascinating site and enjoy our box lunches, before continuing the hike through high cloud forest to the famous Sun Gate, or Intipunku. From here there is a panoramic view of the Lost City of the Incas: legendary Machu Picchu (2400 meters / 8000 feet). After a short walk to the main entrance, we will board a bus to take us to the small town of Aguas Calientes, where you can choose to relax in the hotel or visit the natural hot springs.
Overnight stay in Aguas Calientes
After an early breakfast, we will take an early bus up to Machu Picchu to enjoy sunrise at this magical place. At the most famous attraction in South America, you will be escorted by an expert guide, who will explain the significance of this unique legacy of the great empire of the Incas. After the guided tour, we will return to Aguas Calientes in the afternoon for the train ride back to Cusco, where you will be transferred to your hotel.
Overnight stay in Cusco
|TRANSPORT||Private transport for tours, bus & Train tickets.|
|HOTEL||Hotel ***5 / Total Nights 5|
|TOURS||According to program.|
|ENTRANCE FEE / PERMITS||BTG, Inca Trail National park and Machu Picchu ruins.|
|EXTRAS||Travel insurance, tips, tours & meals not mentioned in the itinerary.|
2019 cost per person in US dollars
|Service||1 Pax||2-3 Paxs||4-5 Paxs||6 + Paxs|
|PRIVATE SERVICE/ LUXURY HOTEL||4 482||2 684||2 184||2 036|
|PRIVATE SERVICE/ COMFORTABLE HOTEL||Minimun||2 068|