|Availability March to December||Trek Difficulty Relaxing|
|Duration Half Day||Maximum Altitude 3,350 m/3,400 ft|
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The Tipon complex is located near Oropesa in the Community of Choquepeda, 27 km southeast of Cusco and along the Cusco-Puno road. It contains enclosures, terraces and an intact canal. The upper complex is crossed by the Inca Trail with an irrigation canal.
The site was probably used as a laboratory of agricultural products because of the various micro-climates found within the complex. Tipon is considered one of the 16 most important.
Day 1 Going to an unexplored route
We pick you up from your Hotel between 9:00 am to start visiting these incredible places in the southern of Cusco.
TIPON: Tipon is said to be a royal garden commissioned by Wiracocha. It is one of the most elaborate examples of agricultural terracing created by the Incas. These tall terraces which run up the narrow valley are irrigated by an aqueduct from Pachatusan, the mountain above the site. In addition to the terracing there are also some other structures at Tipon, including baths, a temple complex, canals and aqueducts. Tipon is definitely one of the lesser visited sites in the Cusco area but it is equally as impressive as those in the Sacred Valley. The Tipon Archeological Complex is located 24 km southeast of Cusco.
PIKILLAQTA: Pikillacta is the only pre-Inca site in the Cusco area. This adobe complex was built around 700 to 900 years AD by the Huari Culture, in the area, there is a small Inca site just a short walk from Pikillacta, known as Rumicolca, a travel checkpoint for the Incas.
ANDAHUAYLILLAS: Here you find the «Sixtine Chapel of Peru», a church that is home to golden altars, paintings and many colored ceilings. The chapel is simple and unassuming on the outside, but on the inside you’ll find masterpiece after masterpiece. Also some paintings from famous “Escuela Cuzqueña” can be appreciated.
On the return pass Saylla typical Cuzco where people can enjoy the delicious pork chicharrones, or roasted ginea pig (optional).
We returned to Cusco for approximately 14:00 pm.
Ballestas Islands (Boat, guide, and entrance fees).
Nazca Lines (Transfers, over flight, pilot guide, and entrance fees).
Cusco City Tour (Tourist bus, professional guide, and entrance fees).
Sacred Valley Tour (Tourist bus, professional guide, and entrance fees)
Inca Trail 4D (Briefing, Kuntur Peru office, bus to trail head, bus from Machu Picchu to Aguas Calientes, entrance fees to Inca trail and Machu Picchu, professional guide, food (04B, 03L, 03D), camp staff like porters and cooks, camp equipment (tent, foam mat, dining tent, kitchen tent, bathroom tent, and radio), return train to Cusco (expedition service), and transfer to the hotel).
Private transportation in the 4wd Pickup Truck to each city part of the program (Lima, Paracas and Nazca). Your TC will be joining you and providing assistance as required.
Note: The Tour Cconductor will be with the group from the pickup at your Hotel in Lima to your service in Paracas, Nazca and back to Lima.
Transfer from Airport / Hotel (Lima)
Transfer from Hotel / Airport (Lima) – to fly to Cusco
Throughout the trip, the passenger will have the constant assistance of his Tour Conductor (in the 4wd Pickup Truck). This person will join the passenger on the service from Lima to Nazca and Nazca to Lima during the trip. It is also a highly skilled person to provide the best assistance to our passengers.
Note: Presence of TC from the pick up from your hotel in Lima to Paracas, Nazca and return to your hotel in Lima.
Transfer from the Hotel / airport (Cusco)
HOTELS 10 NIGHTS*
Lima: 02 nights.
Nazca: 01 night.
Cusco: 04 nights.
Camping: 03 nights.
(*)The rooms at hotels can be double or single, Standard type.
THE PACKAGE DOES NOT INCLUDE
Lunch on the last day after visiting Machu Picchu.
Huayna Picchu tickets*
Domestic flight tickets.
Meals in the cities.
Note: Please note that the estimated time to start your guided tour of the Machu Picchu Citadel is between (8:15am – 9am). However, this might be delayed due to the pace of the group and weather issues. Therefore, there is a risk of having to leave your guided tour half way to be able to make it on time for your climb to either Huayna Picchu or Machu Picchu Mountain. Keep in mind that the trek up to the mountain is not suggested for people with problems with vertigo or who are afraid of heights.
PRICES & DEPARTURE
At Kuntur Peru we manage small groups in our trekking services, this way we have a highly personalized service offering greater enjoyment of the tour and greater interaction among participants. It is also good to emphasize that at Kuntur Peru we have a high level of environmental responsibility with each of our processes.
3 Stars Hotels
1 person: US$ 2,667.00 SWD / BED & BREAKFAST US$ 2,437.00 SWD
2 person: US$ 2,250.00 SWD US$ 1,925.00 DWB / BED & BREAKFAST US$ 2,020.00 SWD US$ 2,822.50 DWB
3 person: US$ 2,110.00 SWD US$ 1,785.00 DWB / BED & BREAKFAST US$ 1,850.00 SWD US$ 1,652.50 DWB
SWD: Accommodation in single room (1 person)
DWB: Accommodation in double or twin room (2 persons)
Bed & Breakfast: Category Hostal in Peru.
- Students: Those who have the valid ISIC card, in the event that you book under a student rate with this benefit, you will need to bring the original card (not a copy) to show it at the control points throughout the Inca trail. If the card is not shown, you will be denied entry to Inca Trail as the permits purchased for you won’t be valid anymore.
- Children: Between 7 and 17 years (at the start of the trek) pay the student rate, however they must show a copy of their passports.
- Children under 7 years: They have a 30% discount.
- Members of the South American Explorers: Receive USD10.00 discount.
- Please ask for our price in case you’re coming during Holidays, because accommodation prices may vary during those dates.
Due to the strict regulations established by Machu Picchu Park, once you have made your booking, the space and permit that has been purchased cannot be cancelled. It is also impossible to transfer the permit to someone else under a different name, and the date of your permit can not be modified either. Therefore, if you are not able to arrive on the scheduled date, No refunds can be done.
Permits are not refundable and Kuntur Peru will purchase the permits as soon as the confirmation of the booking is sent to you.
♦ If you cancel the booking between 30 to 10 days before the start of your trip; you will be required to pay 50% of the total cost.
♦ If you cancel the booking between 10 to 3 days before the start of your trip; you will be required to pay 80% of the total cost.
♦ If you cancel the booking between 1 to 2 days before the start of your trip; you will be required to pay 100% of the total cost.
In the event that you decide to withdraw from the trek once it has started, you will be responsible for all additional charges such as food and transport that might occur because of the modification of your itinerary. However you can join the group again for the visit to Machu Picchu citadel and the use of the same services onwards.
In the event that you decide to cancel the trip due to a health issue or personal problem; the above cancellation policies will be applied as the company had already incurred in administrative and logistic expenses for your trek.
NOTES - TERMS & CONDITIONS
Due to its regulation and In order to protect the Historical sanctuary of Machu Picchu. Each day is allowed to 500 people on the Classic Inca Trail, those including porters, guides, and other support staff.
It is expected trekkers to carry their own personal gear, however, they should make an honest assessment of their physical condition. If a personal porter is desired, it is important to request one at the time of booking, as they are included in the 500 people per day limit.
To secure a permit and entrance ticket to classic Inca trail, Wayna Picchu Mt, and Machu Picchu, consider Peruvian government regulations require full name and current passport information of all trekkers, permits are non-transferable, it can’t be sold to others and can be sold out quickly months in advance. It is, therefore, important to arrange the reservation dates at the earliest opportunity.
Wayna Picchu Mountain is an excellent addition for a trip to Machu Picchu. It offers great views but is a steep climb that can take about two and a half hours back and forth.
The admission tickets to Wayna Picchu Mountain are limited and only at scheduled times. If you are considering doing the climb, make sure to book it in advance. The classic Inca Trail to Machu Picchu can be a challenging hike, there are lots of stone steps and steep uphills that could make you feel tired at the end.
If you wish to trek to Machu Picchu, but you don’t have the time, either enough energy to do the whole 4-days trek, you must consider our alternate options or the short version “Inca trail 2d / 1n». These can be booked any time in the year, with no advance reservation.