INCA TRAIL MIX 4 DAYS / 3 NIGHTS
It is a good alternative of trekking, where you will visit the sacred sanctuaries of the Incas, you will be able to know directly the cult of the mountains, and the main gods of this culture. You will also learn a lot of agriculture, one of the oldest in the world, visit the center of agricultural experimentation, the sacred valley and to finish, the short Inca trail that was only used by the Inca nobility Machu Picchu.
DAY 1: CUSCO – PIURAY – QORICOCHA – PUMAMARCA – HUCHUY QOSQO
At 7:00 am will pick up your hotel in Cusco, to leave for the town of Piuray, which is located at a distance of 45 min. When we get there we will prepare for the ascent to the open of Qoriqocha, the trek will be a bit arduous, for which we recommend to carry trekking poles.
When we reach the top we will have an excellent view of the plains of Chinchero, Anta, the snowy peaks of the Vilcanota. Continuing with the walk we will cross crops of potato, quinoa, beans; After 2 hours we reach the next step, the highest 4 500 meters, where there are three apachetas, which symbolize the three worlds of the Incas, and here also begins an original Inca trail that leads to the town of Pumamarca, place that We will use it for lunch. In the afternoon we will descend by a narrow canyon towards the archaeological complex of Huchuy Qosqo, the views are beautiful, not for taste this place was the favorite of the Inca Viracocha, is known as the balcony of the sacred valley. Arriving we can visit the whole archaeological complex, with exquisite constructions of Inca imperial architecture. It is the only place where the Incas built three-story buildings. Afterwards we will go to the camp where a delicious dinner awaits us.
DAY 2: LAMAY – UNU URCO – MORAY – SALINERAS – OLLANTAYTAMBO
It will be a long day where we will visit many Inca attractions, starting with a very early breakfast, and at 6:00 am will be our descent to the town of Lamay where we are waiting for a bus to take us to the first site called One Urco, Temple of the god of water, and also center of cult to the moon. After an hour we will reach the district of Maras, where we will visit the agricultural experiment site Moray, near there is the salt mines.
At noon we will go down to Urubamba where we will have a buffet lunch, to culminate the day we head towards Ollantaytambo, it is the best Inca urban center, that in more than 500 years has not changed, with the guide will have a tour of 2 hours the most places Important. This day we will sleep in a lodging and dinner in a restaurant.
DAY 3: CHACHABAMBA – WIÑAYHUAYNA – PUERTA DEL SOL – AGUAS CALIENTES
The adventure continues, we will get up at 5.00 am for breakfast, and travel by train from Ollantaytambo to Km 104, Chachabamba sector; Here we must go down to cross the river Vilcanota. At 8:00 am we will pass the tourist control, to start the trekking in the cloud forest for 6 hours. The first archaeological rest to explore is Chachabamba, which is dedicated to Mother Earth or Pachamama. From here you will start an ascent along the Inca trail to the Wiñayhuayna area. During the journey you will be able to enjoy beautiful orchids, views of the Vilcanota river, Verónica mountain. After a tour of the ruins of Wiñayhuayna, we will continue trekking to the door of the sun, from where it is possible to see the wonder of the Machu Picchu world. At dusk we will descend to Aguas Calientes where we will spend the night in a hotel and have dinner.
DAY 4: MACHU PICCHU – RETURN TO CUSCO
We left our hotel at 4:30 am, after breakfast and took the bus to Machu Picchu (30 minutes), to enjoy the unforgettable view with the rising sun on the site. Then we will do the check in of the tickets and passport. We will have 2 hours guided tour, our guide explains how was life in the citadel, cults and ceremonies made by the Incas in many temples and shrines. After 2 guided hours you can enjoy the magic of MachuPicchu on your own. If you have a reservation for any mountain, you can do so until 13:00 pm. In the afternoon you will return to Aguas Calientes, so you can have lunch and take your train at 14:30 pm, which goes to Ollantaytambo. Once you reach the train station in Ollantaytambo, at the train station you will pick up our transport, to bring you back to the square of Cusco.
- Transportation Cusco-Piuray
- Camping Equipment
- 3 lunches, 3 dinners, 3 breakfasts
- Tourist guide in English
- Bus Lamay-Ollantaytambo
- Bus Ollantaytambo-Cusco
- Train Ollantaytambo-Km 104
- Train Aguas Calientes-Ollantaytambo
- 1 night lodging in Ollantaytambo
- 1 night accommodation in Aguas Calientes
- Entrance ticket to Sacred Valley
- Entrance ticket to Huchuy Qosqo
- Entrance ticket to Machu Picchu
- Bus from Aguas Calientes to Machu Picchu
- First breakfast
- Last Lunch
- Extra drinks such as coffee, pisco sour, beer
- Entrance to Huaynapicchu
- Walking poles
- Bus from Machu Picchu to Aguas Calientes
- The original passport
- For students: ISIC card
- Insurance Card / Certificate
- Hiking Shoes
- Waterproof jacket or rain poncho
- Warm jacket
- Hat and Gloves
- 2-4 t-shirts
- 2 pants (1 for hiking, 1 sleeping)
- Long Underwear sleeping / thermal underwear
- Hand Sanitizer
- Comfortable Pants
- Hat or cap
- Insect repellent
- Water tablets and / or water purification
- Toiletries / toilet paper
- Personal medication
- Camera and batteries
- Headlamp or flashlight
- Peruvian Money in cash