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Huchuy Qosqo Trek to Machu Picchu 3 Days/ 2 Nights

Huchuy Qosqo
Maras Moray
Salt Mines
Machu Picchu
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Max Altitude3750 m.s.n.m
Group SizeUp to 8 People
ServiceGroup /Private
TransportationVan, Bus, Train
3 Days
Huchuy Qosqo-Machu Picchu
From $517 USD
Per person
Tour Code: HQ3DM

The appeal of Huchuy Qosqo trek is the combination of stunning Inca ruins, isolated rural indigenous villages, magnificent snow-capped mountains, exotic vegetation of types and varieties. The trail “goes off the beaten track,” over high Andean passes, through the Sacred Valley of the Incas with its unforgettable scenic views, and visits “the Green House of the Incas,” MORAY and the Salt Mines…. which absolutely no one else does it.  It ends at one of the 7 wonders of the world: Machu Picchu.
It is believed that the archeological site of Huchuy Qosqo was built during the reign of the eighth Inca Ruler, Viracocha.  Inca rulers acquired large royal estates to increase their power and wealth and that of their descendants who inherited the estates.  Royal estates served also as elegant country palaces and, at times, fortresses to fend off rivals for power.   Thus, the name Huchuy Qosqo, “Little Cusco”, was for a royal estate or government center modeled on the Inca capital.

NEW 2019 MACHU PICCHU REGULATIONS

Machu Picchu was recognized as a World Heritage site by UNESCO in 1983. UNESCO has been concerned with the increase of visitors to Machu Picchu within the last few years and worries that these crowds are causing damage. They have established new regulations for 2019 to reduce visitor traffic within this archaeological complex.

These new regulations will take effect on January 1, 2019. All visitors will now be limited to 4 hour visiting sessions. Tickets to Machu Picchu will be divided into three daily sessions: early morning (6AM – 9AM), late morning (9AM – 12PM) and early afternoon (12PM – 3PM). Within these sessions, visitors must choose a specific hour to visit. This is to regulate and reduce visitor traffic within the citadel– each hour will be limited to 600 visitors.

The new regulations will have a direct impact on: Huayna Picchu and Machu Picchu Mountain (not to be confused with the citadel itself). In order to enjoy your tour of the citadel and hike the additional mountains, you will need to purchase an extra entrance ticket to the ruins extending your time allowed inside. This means that Huayna Picchu tickets will go up from $35 per person to $75 per person

All tours include the entrance to Machu Picchu but, in order, to hike Huayna Picchu or Machu Picchu Mountain, you will need to purchase an additional Machu Picchu entrance ticket with the Huayna Picchu or Machu Picchu permit, which will cost a total of $75 per person. These new regulations will come into effect starting January 1, 2019 and will apply towards all tours. If you have booked Huayna Picchu or Machu Picchu Mountain with us and do not want to pay the higher fee, please contact us at: samtravelperu@gmail.com

These are new regulations that will take effect starting January of 2019, keep visiting our page and social sites for more information or updates on these regulations.

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