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Cusco, the historical capital of the old America. The ancient Andean people settled here to form an empire which grew to be the largest and the most important in South America. Cusco reigned as the center until the arrival of the Spanish conquistadors. During the colonial time, Cusco city underwent a renaissance period, marked with artistic, architectual, and religious influences.
Today Cusco city is well known for its archaeological attractions, among all of them the famous Machu Picchu, the citadel raised upon the mountains in the Vilcanota Valley.
If you are looking for an adventure of endless stories, incredible landscapes, and charming service, we invite you to join us for 6 days exploring the wonders of Cusco.
1.- Arrival to Cusco
2.- Cusco city tour ( Cathedral, Qoricancha, and 4 Inca sites)
3.- Sacred valley (Pisaq, Ollantaytambo, Chinchero) – Back to Cusco
4.- Maras – Moray – Salineras tour staying at Ollantaytambo
5.- Exploring Machu Picchu.
6.- Transfer to the airport for your flight back to Lima
Day 1 Welcome to Cusco
Our transfer will pick you up at Velasco Astete airport in Cusco, he will drive you to your hotel, which is located in the historical center of the city, we understand how intense was the trip and is complicated for you being by the first time in the highland at 3.400m/ 10.800ft, so today it will be the resting and acclimating day in the program. At the hotel, you will have the opportunity to taste the famous Andean coca tea, an infusion of green leaves to help you to acclimate quickly to the altitude. Later in the afternoon if you are feeling better or have the chance, you can go and explore the downtown walking around in the main plaza, taking your first pictures. You will find restaurants, bars, shops, etc. Later on, our Kuntur Peru representative will be in contact with you to let you know about the plans and everything before you start you adventure in Cusco.
Day 2 City Tour
Today, we are going to start the tour in the afternoon as it is usual, first visiting the cathedral the main temple in Cusco, built by Incan in the XVI century, very important for its large collection of paintings from the Cusquenian artist. after that your guide will take you to an amazing Inca temple (The Qoricancha) where still remains the perfect construction of Inca period still standing after two big earthquakes, from Cusco city we will drive to the upper part of Cusco, toward Sacsayhuaman where you will appreciate an extraordinary site, walls made with enormous stones up to 80 tons weight, and bases of constructions, from those that once were important Incan residence. Five minutes driving from here is Qenqo, a site where took place mummification in small caverns underground. Finally, from Qenqo we will drive to visit Pukapucara and Tambomachay, the water shrine. After the tour, we will drive you back to your hotel in Cusco.
Day 3 Sacred Valley
In the third day of our program, we leave at 7:30 am, we will drive first to the llama farm where you will be able to appreciate cameloids such us Llamas, Alpacas, Vicunas, and Guanacos. Afterward, we continue driving to Pisaq, the first Inca site located upon one of the Mountains in the valley, this will take us 30 minutes from the town has the same mane as the site. Pisaq is an archeological complex made up of large terraces for agriculture and Incan residences, After a guided tour we will drive for lunch to Urubamba town, there we will enjoy the buffet service of typical food, we will have a well-deserved lunch in the valley, after that we continue to Ollantaytambo, where we will visit the formidable site surrounded by Mountains, you will a guided tour exploring around sectors at the ruins. From Ollantaytambo, we will drive to the last site called Chincero, an Inca site and a small town, where families still keep the old traditions to make textiles, we will have the chance to visit one of those families. Afterward, we will drive toward Cusco, arriving around 6:30 pm, we will drop you off at the hotel.
Day 4 Maras Moray – Salineras
Today is an exciting day, we will leave Cusco at 8:30 am, driving toward the Maras town, we will still explore part of the sacred valley, its amazing views of the Mountains, farmlands, villages.
After 1.5 hours driving, we will arrive at the fascinating display of circular terraces in Moray. These terraces, which are carved deep into the earth in a bowl shape, were built to be used to improve the optimal conditions of seed for all crops in the region.
When we are done exploring Moray, you will head to the Salineras of Maras, the salt ponds, which is about 2 miles away. Maras was the village known as a former salt production center, that is thought to date back all the way to pre-Inca times. There are over 3000 salt small ponds all carved on the mountainside, being filled daily by a little stream of salty water. If you want to see something really different from ruins, this is your tour! The area is amazing and spectacularly beautiful.
Afterward, we will drive to the train station in Ollantaytambo, from where we will ride towards Machu Picchu town, two hours of a beautiful train ride. We will spend the night in 3 stars hotel.
Day 5 Machu Picchu City
Early in the morning, your guide will pick up at the hotel to take the bus up to Machu Picchu Inca city, the bus last 25 minutes to the main gate to enter the Inca city.
Once in the gate, we will show our entrance tickets and passports to enter the city, once inside we begin our guided tour, about 2 hours exploring.
we will visit all important sector in the city such as the sun temple, the Inca residence, the three Windows temple, water shrines, and more. at the end of the tour your guide will give you some indications before you explore by yourself, On your free time take the chance to relax a little bit, then finish exploring the site, after all, take the bus back down to Aguas Calientes town, you can have lunch in one of the restaurants in the town
the train usually leave in the afternoon, so go to the station to take the train return to Ollantaytambo, we will be waiting for your arrival at the station, from there we will drive you to Cusco city, we will drop you off at your hotel.
Day 6 End of the Program
We pick you up at your hotel, two hours before the time of your flight back to Lima.
We thank you for your visit, and we hope this trip had been the best trip of your lifetime.
1. – Cusco city tour (Private transportation, guide, and entrance fees).
2. – Sacred Valley tour (Transfers, guide, and entrance fees).
3. – Salineras, Maras – Moray tour (Private bus, guide, entrance fees, train ticket, hotel in Machu Picchu ).
5. – Visit Machu Picchu (Bus tickets back and forth, professional guided tour, and entrance fees)
Note: For Inka trail, 2 Days Expedition service, the additional camp staff like porters and cooks, extra camp equipment (sleeping tent, foam mattress, dining tent, kitchen tent, bathroom tent, oxygen bottle, first aid kit, and radio), expedition service return train to Ollantaytambo, transfer to the hotel.
Private transportation everyday city tour, sacred Valley, Maras – Moray – salineras, return to Cusco as part of the program.
Note: kuntur Peru assistance phone and your guide will be with you the time of your tour as required. The Tour guide will be with the group the time of then trek to Machupicchu.
Transfer from Airport / Hotel (Cusco)
Transfer from Hotel / Airport (Cusco)
Throughout the tours, the passenger will have the constant assistance of his Tour guide, they are the highly skilled person to provide the best assistance to our passengers.
HOTELS 5 NIGHTS*
Cusco: 04 nights.
Machu Picchu: 01 nights.
4 stars hotel: 01 nights (if you upgrade the hotel service at Machu Picchu).
(*)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 city and the Sacred Valley.
Note: Please note that the estimated time to start your guided tour of the Machu Picchu Citadel is between (6:30 am – 7 am), it could last from 2 or 2.5 hours.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 the 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$ 0,000.00 SWD / BED & BREAKFAST US$ 0,000.00 SWD
2 person: US$ 0,000.00 SWD US$ 0,000.00 DWB / BED & BREAKFAST US$ 0,000.00 SWD US$ 0,000.00 DWB
3 person: US$ 0,000.00 SWD US$ 0,000.00 DWB / BED & BREAKFAST US$ 0,000.00 SWD US$ 0,000.00 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.
IMPORTANT: Please note that the discounts ONLY apply for the 2D Inca Trail service.
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, Kuntur Peru tour agency 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, extra accommodation, 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.