Adventure Journey to Machu Picchu – 10 days

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Adventure Trip through the Peruvian Andes: Explore Cusco’s historic centre, Speak Quechua with Sacred Valley locals, Trek the trail that once linked the Inca Empire, Bike through the Andean landscapes, archaeological sites, local culture and traditional villages all downhill. Rafting on the Urubamba River, one of our most popular rafting sections during the season is the “Cusipata” section of the river on the Upper Urubamba

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Day by Day Itinerary

Type Service: Group Tour
Itinerary: Fixed
Destinations: Lima, Cuzco, Machu Picchu
Activities: Trekking and Walking,Cultural and History,Bicycle Touring

Day 1 – International Arrival in Lima

Assistance at your arrival to Lima International airport and transfer to your hotel, there you will receive a briefing on your tour and vouchers covering all the services included in your tour and additional information on the organization of your Peru trip.
Meals Included: None


Day 2 – Lima Sightseeing Tour

Morning free to relax; we recommend you to take a long rest and be prepared to begin with this unforgettable journey through our wonderful country. Lunch on your own
Pick up from the Hotel at 1:30pm, guided sightseeing tour to the most attractive and important sites in Lima, the “City of Kings”. This excursion offers the best combination of the different attractions in Lima and its three historical periods: pre-Hispanic, colonial and contemporary. In Lima, there were several different pre-Columbian cultures which are dated thousands of years back. Lima was part of the Inca Empire until was founded by the Spaniard Francisco Pizarro on the 18th of January, 1535. Overnight at Lima Hotel
Meals Included: Breakfast


Day 3 – Flight to Cusco / Cusco Sightseeing Tour

Breakfast at the hotel; transfer to Lima airport for your flight to Cusco, upon arrival reception, assistance and transfer to the hotel, free morning to get acclimatized
At 1:30pm pick up from the Hotel; guided sightseeing tour in Cusco like Koricancha temple of Sun the most important shrines during the Incas time. Visit the Cathedral the most imposing church at the main square. The tour keeps going to Sacsayhuaman, this site is a megalithic work made by the Incas; it stands on a hill looming over the city to the north-yet even these enormous stones are filled with that extraordinary Inca perfection. The next sightseeing is named Qenqo, it shows a singular limestone outcrop, which was used to religious cult. The tour finishes visiting Puca Pucara and Tambomachay. Overnight at Cusco Hotel
Meals Included: Breakfast


Day 4 – Urubamba River Rafting

Breakfast at the hotel; pick up from the Hotel at 8:30am, after one and a half hours drive we arrive to the put -in at the shores of the Upper Urubamba River, at “CASA CUSI” our private campground. Our professional Rafting Guides will give you a safety talk and provide you with all the proper equipment for Rafting. We would be floating for approximately two and a half hours, running class II and III rapids, introductory type rapids. Afterwards, we arrive to the take out where our private bus will be waiting for us to take us back to CASA CUSI, where a hot Sauna will be waiting and a full course lunch will be provided. Our return to Cusco should be around 5:00pm in the afternoon. Overnight at Cusco Hotel
Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch


Day 5 – Mountain Biking Moray & Maras Salt Mines

Breakfast at the hotel; pick up from the Hotel at 8:00am then take one hour and 20 minutes takes the bus ride to the village called chequerec (Chinchero) where we start our ride. Passing the lagoon of Huaypo; you will see a spectacular panorama of patches of fields that melt into the snow-capped peaks of the Cordilleras Urubamba and Vilcabamba. On bicycle (an easy flat ride first, then slowly ascending, and finally becoming a moderate descent), ride to the archeological site of Moray; we arrive to the Archeological Site of Moray. Continuing our trip we arrive to Maras where a tasty picnic is waiting for us. Afterwards a 1 hour downhill ride let us feel the peace of the Andean countryside. So enjoy your freedom. After this great lunch you have new energies to go on riding to the terraces of salt in Maras and then to start again a downhill of 40 minutes approx. To the Sacred Valley (Pichingoto), where the end point of our magnificent bike tour, we return to Cusco at approx. 4:30pm. Overnight at Cusco Hotel
Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch


Day 6 – Cusco / Soraypampa to Huayracmachay

Pick up from the Hotel at 4:00am in a private transport and start a scenic morning to our trek starting point at Soraypampa. The road goes up a beaten track along the right shore of the Apurimac River and crosses the town of Mollepata (2800m/9184ft) and Cruzpata to finally reach Soraypampa (3800m/12464ft), the starting point of the trek. We start our hike towards the base of Mt. Salcantay, crossing Salcantaypampa, and then starting a 2 hrs steep ascent to Soyroccocha, just next to the impressive glacier of Salcantay. Continuing uphill, we reach the highest point of the trek Abra Huayracmachay (4525m/14846ft). From this point, we start descending towards into the so-called cloud forest. Along the route, we can see the remains of an ancient Inca path, which is approximately 6 meters wide. We arrive to our camping place Huayracmachay (3,850m/12628ft)
Meals Included: Box-lunch, Dinner


Day 7 – Huayracmachay to Lucmabamba

Breakfast; continue our hike with an easy downhill walk along the Salcantay River, enjoying the increasingly lush vegetation, passing waterfalls, passion fruit and coffee plantations. The arid highland landscape begins to transform into a cloud forest filled with trees and bromeliads. After 3 hours we arrive at the settlement of Chaullay, and after another hour and a half, we pass the town of Colpapampa. From Colpapampa, the Salkantay River becomes the Santa Teresa River. After a rest, we continue our descent to the banks of the Totora River where we can enjoy a delicious dip in the thermo-medicinal waters. Following the Santa Teresa River, we pass the waterfalls at Coripacchi, the settlement at Wiñaypoko and finally arrive to Lucmabamba (2,100m/6888ft) campsite.
Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner


Day 8 – Lucmabamba / Llactapata / Aguas Calientes

After breakfast, walk up to Llactapata on the way we can see plantations of banana, coffee, and avocado, as well as exuberant local flora. We enter spectacled-bear territory and we will probably be accompanied by flocks of parrots as we descend. We cross the river and start climbing for 2-3 hours up to Abra Q’elloqasa (2860m/9381ft) from where we have an exceptional view of Machu Picchu. We enjoy amazing view from Llaqtapata (2650m/8692ft) from where we can view both Machu Picchu and the Salkantay, enjoying the added value of the Llactapata archeological site, which have recently been restored. A 2-hour descent towards the Aobamba River crossing lush bamboo forests and more orchards and coffee plantations brings us to the Hydroelectric from where we board a train that takes us to Aguas Calientes (40 minutes train ride).
Overnight at Aguas Calientes Hotel
Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner


Day 9 – Visit Machu Picchu full day / Back to Cusco

Breakfast at the hotel; full day Excursion to Machu Picchu, early transfer 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.
Opportunity to walk (approx 1 hour) up to the Sun Gate (Inti Punku) or climb to the top of Wayna Picchu, with a magnificent view of the whole Sanctuary, return in the afternoon by train to Poroy train station and transfer to your Cusco hotel. Overnight at Cusco Hotel
Meals Included: Breakfast


Day 10 – Depart Cusco / Lima International departure

Breakfast at the hotel; transfer to the airport for departure flight to Lima and then take your connecting flight at home
Meals Included: Breakfast

 

   

Includes

  • All mentioned transport
  • Double or single room in the selected hotel with breakfast
  • Entrance to parks and cultural sights
  • Guided visits and mentioned excursions
  • English/Spanish speaking guide to accompany visits and excursions
  • All transfers
  • Meals as indicated in the itinerary
  • Train tickets Expedition Class

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
  • Sleeping bag
  • Obligatory personal insurance and meals which are not mentioned
  • Sleeping bag.

Optional Services

  • Upgrade the train to Vistadome Class: add US$ 25 per person
  • Sleeping bag during the trek ( -10°C): add US$ 30 per person

 

 

   

 

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