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Cusco Tours - Tours in Cusco
The real Inca Trail is a walking route that leads through the mountains above the Urubamba river, following (at least partly) the course of an old Inca roadway leading to the city of Machu Picchu.
This alternative includes visits to the Machu Picchu two times and hotels in Lima, Cusco and Aguas Calientes.
Inca Trail Aguas Calientes
Arrival and transfer to your hotel. On early arrival optional tours available to visit modern and colonial Lima. There are also many museums and private collections. Lunch and dinner on your own, overnight stay at hotel.
Transfer to the airport to board your 55-minute flight to Cusco, center of the Inca world. Once in Cusco, transfer to your hotel. The rest of the morning free to acclimatize to the altitude (3,400 m.a.s.l./11,400 ft.). An afternoon tour of the city and nearby ruins of Sacsayhuaman, Kenko and Tambomachay will educate you on the history of this astonishing town. Lunch and dinner on your own.
In the morning we leave Cusco (3350m) with a tourist bus and go to the Sacred Valley of the Incas (Km 82), the place where we meet the whole group and will start the Inca Trail. Miskay community will be the place where we will stop for lunch and get an explanation of the archeological complex of Llactapata. The next place where we will stop for the night will be the camp of Yuncachimpa at a height of 3300m/ 10826ft
An early morning start of our excursion is favorable for hiking uphill, always gradually, through the Valley of Llulluchapampa (3850m) to the highest point of this section which is called the pass of Warmihuañusca (4200m), the place where we will have great views of the mysterious Nevado de Verónica. After enjoyable time we will continue down and up hill to Runkurakay pass (3050m). From there, we will see our camp site named Chaquicocha at (3650m). During the day we visit the settlement of Runkurakay and Sayacramarca.
We have a beautiful day walking through the challenge ecosystem towards the tropical forest of Wiñaywayna. The nearest settlement is named Phuyupatamarca (3600m), the place where we will enjoy across Inca engineering build. After that we visit the settlement of Wiñaywayna “Forever young” (2650m), and place for our last camp site.
Alter our breakfast at around 5:00am, we will be heading with our flashlight in the direction of the Sun Gate (Inti Punku, 2780m), where we will watch the sun rise over Machupicchu and Waynapicchu. At the archeological site of Machupicchu (2400m) it is the best moment to enjoy the breathtaking cultural charm. You will have some free time to spend on the archeological site. Overnigth in Aguas Calientes.
The whole day can be dedicated to explore these extraordinary Inca remains, Including a visit to Wayna Picchu the mountain overlooking the site. The mid-afternoon train takes you back to Cusco, transfer to your hotel. Dinner on your own.
Transfer to airport for your ongoing flight to Lima or elsewhere and assistance with any connections anywhere in Peru. End of services.
Everything that is not mentioned in the program.
Meals in the cities.
First breakfast at the beginning of the trail and last lunch in Aguas Calientes.
Bus downhill from Machu Picchu ruins to Aguas Calientes where the train station is situated; additionally you can pay the cost of $7.00 for this service. Other possibility is a walk of an hour.
All Transfers mentioned in the program.
01 nigth in Lima, 02 nigth in Cusco, 01 nigth in Aguas Calientes.
Transportation from hotel to Km 82.
Camping equipment (2-person igloo tent and sleeping mats.)
Cook, cooking equipment, dining tent, tables and chairs .
Meals during the excursion (3 breakfasts, 3 lunches, 3 dinners and 3 Snacks / optional vegetarian).
Tea time everyday (tea, coffee, wantan, popcorn, cracker.)
Professional bilingual guide.
Cook, assistant and carriers for the camping and food equipment.
Cooking tent and camping equipment for the contributors (Porters).
Entrance fees for the Inca Trail and the sanctuary of Machu Picchu.
Tourist train from Aguas Calientes to Cusco or Aguas Calientes to Ollantaytambo and Cusco by bus.
First-aid kit, oxygen bottle and safety rope.
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