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Classic Inca Trail to Machu Picchu 2020

Hiking the Inca Trail Machu Picchu is one of the best hikes that exist in the world for its exquisite natural beauty and different ecological niches ranging from high deserts to tropical forests. During their empire, the Incas created a vast network of roads that go throughout the Andes from Argentina to Colombia and from the coast to the Amazon rain forest. The Inca Trail Machu Picchu is a branch which goes from the Andes to the Jungle. CYBER SPECIAL 4, & 5 DAYS INCA TRAIL 2019 SECURE YOUR PERMIT FOR 2019, DO NOT MISS OUT! It is becoming more and more difficult to get permits. This year in 2018  almost all of the permits were sold out for the high demand weeks of April, May, June and July within the 1st day of going on sale. By the end of March 2018, the permits were almost completely sold out until mid September! This year the permits for 2018 went on sale on the 1st of October 2017. It will probably be the same in 2018 for the permits of 2019.  If you wait you may loose out!  CYBER SPECIAL OFFER FOR 2019! Get your Classic Inca Trail Trek at 2018 prices! VISTADOME TRAIN TICKET upgrade for 2019 free. This offer extend until the end of the 1st week of October 2018. A porter (7 kilos of your personal belongings will be carried by our porters at no extra cost). The Classic Inca Trail trek 4 days is available on any date…

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Lares Trek to Machu Picchu with Pisac Inca Ruins Included 4 Days

Day 1: Cusco – Pisac – Huaran – Cancha Cancha The excitement of your Lares trek to Machu Picchu will help you arise early for your pickup at 5:00am whether in Cusco or Sacred Valley. Within the hour, we will arrive at the ancient remnants of this truly awesome Pisac Inca Citadel. If you are able to take your eyes off the ruins and look up towards the skies, you will be memerized at the flight of the Caracara falcons hovering and circling in the endless sky. Our guide will share with you the history of the Pisac Inca Citadel in all its brilliance. Breakfast is served high above, looking down at the plunging gorges and awesome views of the Inca city and valleys. Driving onward for 40 more minutes to Huaran, we meet our horsemen and horses. Time to saddle up, boots on, and begin our first 3 hours gradually ascending to Cancha cancha, replenishing our energy for our trek ahead with a delicious lunch prepared by our trekking chef.  Cancha cancha being the most isolated and self-sustainable community, traditional to the core, with no bus route or electricity. Make your connection with nature and the realness of life with the locals that share their homes. It would be of much appreciation to share some toys, old useful clothes, notebooks, fruit or any items with the locals.  Two hours later, we have completed our first trekking day and arrived at our campsite. Boots off, time to enjoy afternoon tea with amazing…

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Lares Trek + Short Inca Trail To Machu Picchu 4 Days

Day 1: Cusco – Pisac– Huaran – Cancha Cancha The excitement of your Lares trek to Machu Picchu will help you rise early for your pickup at 5:00am whether in Cusco or Sacred Valley. Within the hour, we will arrive at the ancient remanents of this truly awesome Pisac Inca Citadel. If you are able to take your eyes off the ruins, and look up towards the skies, you will be memorized at the flight of the Caracara falcons hovering and circling in the endless sky. Our guide will share with you the history of the Pisac Inca Citadel in all its brilliance. Breakfast is served high above, looking down at the plunging gorges and awesome views of the Inca city and valleys. Driving onward for 40 more minutes to Huaran, we meet our horsemen and horses. Time to get your daypack ready, get your hiking boots on, and begin our first 3 hours, gradually ascending up to Cancha cancha. There we replenish our energy for our trek ahead with a delicious lunch prepared by our trekking chef. Cancha cancha is the most isolated and self sustained community, traditional to the core. It has no bus route or electricity. Reestablish your connection with nature and the essentials of life with the locals as they share their homes. If you are able, it would be greatly appreciated if you could share some toys, warm clothes, notebooks, pencils or any other items with the locals. Two hours later, we have completed our…

Humantay Lake Trek 1 Days

OVERVIEW: Duration: Full Day 4:30am- 5pm Distance: 7 km (4.4 Miles) Round Trip  – 3 hours of hiking Elevation: 3,869m (12,690 feet) / 4,200m (13,779 feet) Difficulty: moderate   HUMANTAY LAKE TREKKING  1 DAY – ITINERARY DAY  1 – CUSCO – HUMANATAY LAKE – CUSCO  We pick you up from your hotel in Cusco at 4:30am and drive 3 hours to the trailhead of  Soraypampa located in the lush valley of the Apurimac River. Here we will enjoy hot breakfast made by our professional chef. We hike along a path called the “Camino Real,” as we gain altitude. After reaching the tiny village, where few amenities exist, we continue for another hour and a half, ascending 1,200 feet in just 2 miles up a steep path. After conquering the last hill, we will gaze down on a turquoise lake below, which is surrounded by steep peaks and an impressive glacier. On the trek you are surrounded by the Salkantay Mountains, one of Peru’s most sacred mountains, towering 20,600 feet with a sheer and snowy face. The equally impressive Humantay Peak, rising 19,412 feet, is also within view. Shamans and other natives will often give blessing when reaching the crystal-clear waters of Humantay Lake.  Once we reach the lakeshore, we relax, enjoy a snack, go for a swim (if you are brave!) or give thanks to Pachamama (Mother Earth). When you are ready to hike back down, we will descend to Soraypampa and have a hot lunch while enjoying the breathtaking panoramic views of the snowy…

Rainbow Mountain Trek 2 Days

DAY 1: CUSCO-QESUNO-ANATA On the first day of your Rainbow mountain adventure, we will pick you up at your hotel at 4:00am and drive 3 hours to the trailhead. While packing up our gear our chef will be preparing a hot breakfast to get you fueled up for the hike ahead of you. Our guides will go over the itinerary for the day and safety tips to ensure you are fully prepared for the next two days. The trek begins in a large green valley. There, you will see hundreds of alpacas, local farmers, and the beautiful Ausangate Mountain looming in the distance. This is only a teaser for what is to come on your journey. As you continue making your way on the trail, you will conquer the first pass of the trek, the Pucacocha pass. At around (4876mt, 16,000 ft), the pass sits just above Pucacocha Lake, and the massive Ausangate Mountain is directly in front of you.  After a successful climb, we will stop around noon to eat lunch and recharge our bodies for the remainder of the hike. Our destination for the night is Anata, where we will enjoy a beautiful evening surrounded by jaw dropping landscape at the base of the Andes Mountains. As the sun sets, we set up the dining tent with chairs for the group to relax and enjoy conversation while dinner is being prepared. This night you will see an unforgettable night sky full of constellations, shooting stars, and keep yourself warm with coca tea….

Luxury Cusco & Machu Picchu

Luxury Cusco, Sacred Valley, Machu Picchu & Hiram Bingham Train 5 Days

DAY 1: CUSCO – EXPLORE THE CITY We will pick you up from the airport and transfer you to your hotel to get settled. In the afternoon, we will pick you up from your hotel at 1pm to begin our visit of the Imperial City. It is a living example of the mix of Andean and Spanish culture. We start the tour at the Convent of Santo Domingo built over the Koricancha, which was the Ancient Inca Palace and the main worship center of the Sun God. You are given plenty of time to enjoy these beautiful sights. From there, we visit the archaeological site of Sacsayhuaman, with its impressive Inca architecture, which dominates the city. Finally, we explore the archaeological sites of Q’enqo, Pucapucara and Tambomachay, which are located in the northeast section of the city. We will return you to your hotel in Cusco in the early evening. Accommodation: Costa del Sol Ramada, Casa Andina Private  Collection or Novotel  Hotels 4* DAY 2: CUSCO – SACRED VALLEY We will pick you up at your hotel at 7am, with our private van and head towards the Sacred Valley of the Incas, taking the direct route to Pisac. We stop at Ccochawasi Animal Sanctuary to see the native animals like the Condors, Llamas, Alpacas and Pumas. After this, we drive for 10 minutes up to the mirador of Taray to have a classic view of the Urubamba valley with crops dressing the mountains like a carpet. Onward, we drive to the archaeological site of Pisac, where…

Deluxe Tour to Machu Picchu

Moray Salt Mine & Machu Picchu 2 Days

Winding up and down through cultures, past and present, enjoy Sacred Valley and the Inca vestiges of Machu Picchu on this 2 day privately guided tour. The tour slowly climbs it’s way out of Cusco passing through small ethnic communities over the high plains. The scenery is a masterpiece spectacular to the eye, with nature at its purest, exposing views of eternal mountains, snow peaks ready to fall upon the avalanche of the Andes. Visit three of the most interesting and unique Inca archaelogical sites, the”Green Houses” of the Incas in Moray an impressive deep amphitheater like terraces swirling around in agricultural beauty and the Salt Mine of Maras, where you can watch the salt streams naturally evaporate as they bask in the sunshine to be harvested by the local farmers as they have done for centuries.  Continuing to enhance your journey of discovery we travel to the quaint village of Ollantaytambo, following on the cobblestone covered pathways to where you will explore the Massive Inca Archaelogical remains there with our guide. Upon arrival to Aguas Calientes  via the panaramic expedition train, begin your connection to the natural world and cultural show at the citadel of Machu Picchu, catch yourself as you travel back in time to this magical place, sacred and mysterious, with the name of Machu-Picchu, “The Old Sacred Mountain.”  Take your time exploring the magestic Machu Picchu, the Incan ruins  rich in history of its past and the thriving culture of the people who once resided there. Note: All entrance fees are included and small groups averaging 5 persons with a maximum of 8! Day 1: Cusco – Moray – Salt Mine – Ollantaytambo – Aguas Calientes We pick you up at your hotel in Cusco or…

Salt Mines (Salineras) Maras

Moray, Salt Mine and Machu Picchu Tour 2 days

[cycloneslider id=”tour-moray-salt-mines”] All aboard winding up and down through cultures past and present the sacred Valley/Cusco and enjoy the inca vestiges of Machu Picchu on this 2 day privately guided tour.The track slowly climbs it´s way out of Cusco passing through small ethnic communities over the high plains. The scenery is a masterpiece spectacular to the eye, with nature at it´s purest exposing views of eternal mountains, snow peaks ready to fall upon the avalanche of the Andes. Visit two of the most interesting and unique inca archaelogical sites in Peru The”Green Houses” of the Incas in Moray an impressive deep amphitheater like terrace swirling around in agricultural beauty and the Salt Mine Maras, watch the salt streams naturally evaporate as they bask in the sunshine to be harvested by the local farmers as they have done for centuries.  Visit the wildest parts of your imagination and it resembles the abandoned ruins of Machu Picchu discovered in 1911.. A distallation of the oldest traditions and finest building on our planet. Day 1: Cusco – Moray – Salt Mine – Ollantaytambo – Aguas Calientes. Pick up at 7 am from your hotel and private transportation Visiting the “Green houses” of the Incas: Moray Visiting the unique Salt mine Walking tour in Ollantaytambo Train ride to Aguas Calientes with amazing views Hotel at Aguas Calientes Day 2: Aguas Calientes – Machu Picchu –  Cusco Early wake up Buffet breakfast at hotel Bus drive up to Machu Picchu ( if you wake up early you will take one of the first buses up…

Salt Mines (Salineras) Maras

Tour to Chincheros, Moray and Salt Mines Half Day

Overview of Tour Pick up at your hotel at 8am or 1pm (your choice) Private transport to Chinchero, Moray, and Maras (Salt Mines) Visit of the “Green Houses” of Moray and the pre-Inca salt mine – Salineras Great views of the Andes and valleys of Sacred Valley Trip back to your hotel CHINCHERO, MORAY, MARAS & SALT MINES TOUR We pick you up at 8:00am or 1:00pm in our private van and you begin your trip to the village of Chinchero, where you will see in the plaza an adobe colonial church, dating from the early seventeenth century, has been built upon the foundations of an Inca temple or palace. The ceiling and walls are covered in beautiful floral and religious designs. In addition, you will discover Inca archeological ruins and agricultural terraces, which are attributed to Inca Tupac Yupanqui who possibly used Chinchero as a kind of country resort. We continue on to the village of Maras, where its colonial architectural beauty is still preserved. You will see the building are made of thin stone, and images of lintels with sculptures in bas-relief.  Then, we move on to Salineras, the salt mine consists of 3,000 small pools roughly 5 square meters (53.8 ft²) in size. Every three days, during the dry season, workers fill the pools with salt water that comes from a natural hot spring at the top of the Maras’s complex. When the water evaporates from the pool, the salt is left for collection. This process is carried out over a one-month period…

Inti Raymi, Festival of the Sun in Cusco

The Inti Raymi “Festival of the Sun”) was a religious ceremony  of the Inca Empire in honor of the God Sun, one of the most venerated gods in Inca religion. According to chronicler Garcilazo de la Vega, Sapa Inca Pachacuti created the Inti Raymi to celebrate the winter solstice and a new year in the Andes of the Southern Hemisphere. During the Inca Empire, the Inti Raymi was the most important of four ceremonies celebrated in Cusco. The celebration took place in the Wakaypata or the main plaza in Cusco city. The ceremony was also said to indicate the mythical origin of the Incas, lasting 9 days of colourful dances and processions, as well as animal sacrifices to ensure a good cropping season.The last Inti Raymi with the Inca Emperor’s presence was carried out in 1535, after which the Spanish conquest and the Catholic Church suppressed it. Some natives participated in similar ceremonies in the years after, but it was completely prohibited in 1572 by the Viceroy Francisco de Toledo, who claimed it was a pagan ceremony opposed to the Catholic faith. After four centuries, in 1944, a historical reconstruction of the Inti Raymi was directed by Faustino Espinoza Navarro and indigenous actors. The first reconstruction was largely based on the chronicles of Garcilazo de la Vega and only referred to the religious ceremony with a theatrical representation of the Inti Raymi and took place at Sacsaywaman. Now, in the actuality, the festival is developing in three different places, which are…

South Valley Tour: Tipon, Piquillacta, Andahuaylillas

Overview of Tour Pick up at your hotel at 9am or 1pm Private transport to Andahuaylillas, Tipon and Piquillacta Visit of the “Sistine Chapel of the Americas,” and the archeological sites of Tipon and Piquillacta Lunch with baked guinea pig in Tipon Trip back to your hotel in Cusco South Valley Tour: Tipon, Piquillacta, Andahuaylillas We pick you up at your hotel at 9:00am or 1:00pm, and we drive in our private van towards Andahuaylillas where we visit the Saint Peter church of Andahuaylillas, considered as the “Sistine Chapel of America.” It was built by the Order of the Jesuits at the end of the 16th century and the princes of the 17th century. Its architectural structure is typical for village churches. Its walls are wide like all the colonial buildings, made of sun-dried bricks of mud (adobe), the facade is decorated with magnificent murals, and two large stone columns at the main entrance. Although its ‘architecture is relatively modest, the decoration of its interior is unique and impressive. We can first mention a picture of the “Assumption of the Virgin,” painted by the Spanish historical painter Esteban Murillo. You will also see wall paintings attributed to Luis de Riaño (17th century). After a time to visit the church, we continue with our journey towards the Pre-Inca archaeological site of Piquillacta, where we explore and enjoy the huge urban planning of the pre-Inca Wari culture surrounded by stunning mountains and lakes. Afterwards we continue our journey to the spectacular archaeological site of Tipon, where we will…

Cusco, Sacred Valley & Machu Picchu Tour 3 Days

DAY 1: CUSCO CITY TOUR Upon your arrival to Cusco, you will be greeted by our representative and transferred to your hotel. There you will receive a short briefing and have the remainder of the morning to acclimatize.  In the afternoon, we will introduce you to the Imperial City of Cusco, a living example of the mix of Andean and Spanish culture. Continuing your journey, you will visit the Santo Domingo Convent built over the Koricancha, as well as the ancient Inca Palace and the main worship center of the Sun God. Our tour continues to the unmatched and mesmerizing archaeological site of Sacsayhuaman and its military Inca architecture, which dominates the city. Finally, we explore the archaeological sites of Qenqo, Pucapucara and Tambomachay, located in the north east of the city. We will head back to your hotel in Cusco by early evening. Accommodation: Waman Qoricancha or Mataq Wasin Hotel 3* DAY 2: CUSCO – PISAC – MORAY – SALT MINE – OLLANTAYTAMBO – AGUAS CALIENTES We will pick you up at your hotel at 7:30am, with our private van and head towards the Sacred Valley of the Incas, taking the direct route to Pisac.  We stop first at the Mirador of Taray to enjoy a classic view of the Urubamba valley and its traditional farming villages. You will see how the agriculture in the Sacred Valley has changed little in the past five hundred years. Onward, we drive to the archaeological site of Pisac, where you can see the biggest Inca cemetery with more than 2,000 tombs….

Horse Back Riding Tours Cusco

[cycloneslider id=”horse-back-riding”] Take a half-day out mounted in the saddle of a horse riding through the most famous archeological sites around Cusco. Starting at the Inca site of Tambomachay, you will ride your way back to the city through the beautiful countryside with fantastic views of Cusco. Along the way, you’ll pass by the Incan sites of Puca Pucara, Qenko and Sacsayhuaman.   At 8:50am meet at SAM Travel Peru office to take private transport to the Ranch near Qenko and get saddled up with our horses.   You’ll meet the horseman who will walk with you through the extent of the trail until Saqsayhuaman. After departing from the ranch we will go directly to the ruins of Qenko. You will get a wonderful view of the ruins, but if you would like a closer inspection you can with the tourist ticket. The horseman will mind the horses while you explore. After passing through the ruins you follow a small dirt path, alongside a road, up to the next site, Puca Pucara, which translates to “The Red Gate”and has it’s name because it was used as the control entrance to the city of Cusco in the days of the Incas. You will pass by the ruins as you are on your way to Tambomachay, which was something of an “Inca bath house” and was also used for a worship of water. Then you will begin your return, passing through a eucalypt forest on the way. Finally, before you reach the ranch, you…

Ancascocha Trek to Machu Picchu – via Salkantay 5 Days

Day 01: Cusco – Mollepata – Soraypampa – Salkantaypampa- Pampa Japonesa At 5am, we pick you up at your hotel and drive in our private van for 3.5hours to Soraypampa. Along the way, you can enjoy some spectacular views of villages, Iscuchaca, Limatambo, stunning valleys and the spectacular Salkantay snow-capped mountain. At the trail head (Soraypampa), we power up with our breakfast while obsorbing the exhilarating views of Humantay (5,900m/19,356ft) and Salkantay (6,217m/20,396ft) mountain glaciers. Puting on our comfortable shoes we take a 2.5 hour return hike up to see the turquoise Humantay Lake. We continue with a gentle ascension for 1.5 hours to Salkantay Pampa, where our chefs will have our delicious lunch waiting in front of the beautiful glacier. Slipping in through the back door with one hour uphill by switchback we arrive at our first campsite at Soroccocha located at the foot of the great Salkantay Mountain. Then, you’ll replenish your body with a coffee or hot chocolate. The views on this day will be truly breathtaking. Meals included: breakfast, lunch, afternoon tea, dinner Day 02: Pampa Japonesa – Inka Chiriaska – Millpo – Yahuarmaky After breakfast, with mules and emergency horses we start the long hike, crossing several high mountain passes. The first pass is Inca Chiriaska (4959m/16269ft), with incredible views over the amazing landscapes of the area. From here, you walk along an original portion of an Inca Trail until you arrive at the Tocto pass (4821m/15816ft), where the trail heads towards the majestic Salkantay Mountain. We continue for the next 4 hours, passing over the Calacocha pass (4667m/15,311ft), the Cruz Casa pass (4600m/15,918ft) and the Millpo Pass (4399m/14,432ft) where we descend to our campsite at…

Inca Quarry Trail to Machu Picchu 4 Days

DAY 1: CUSCO – RAF´QA – SOQMA – Q´ORIMARCA We leave Cusco early in the morning and drive for 2 hours to Choquequilla, a small ceremonial place where the Incas historically would honor the moon.  A short drive from here takes us to Rafq’a. Now it is time to lace up your boots at the starting point of our trek where we meet the horsemen for our hike. We hike for about 1 hour to reach the typical Inca community of Socma. Just a hop, skip and a jump ahead, takes us to the hypnotizing Perolniyoc Cascade. It is the perfect opportunity to stop, take photos and have a snack.  Our goal is to reach our campsite at 3700m or 2139ft at about lunchtime. After lunch, we set off to explore the Q’orimarca archeological site, which served as a checkpoint during the times of the Incas. Meals: Lunch – Afternoon Tea Time -Dinner Accommodation: Camping with 4 season EUREKA tents Distance: 12kms/7.5 miles Time: 6 hours approximately Difficulty: Moderate. DAY 2: QORIMARCA – INTI PUNKU – CHOQUETACARPO This is the most challenging but most rewarding day of the hike. A 3-hour walk takes us to the top of the first pass, known as Puccaqasa (4370mts). After enjoying the picturesque views of the undulating valleys below, we descend down for 30 minutes, just in time for lunch. Rested and full of energy again, we head onward and upward for about 2 hour to the highest pass of the trek: Kuychicassa (4450m/14599ft). From here, we head down for 2 hours to the site that the Incas called Inti Punku,…

Inca Jungle Trail Adventure to Machu Picchu – Biking, Rafting & Trekking 4 Days

DAY 1: CUSCO – OLLANTAYTAMBO – ABRA MALAGA – SANTA MARIA (Biking and rafting) Our adventure starts at 6 am. We leave in our private transport to Ollantaytambo for breakfast, then we drive by bus uphill to reach Malaga pass, (4,350m/14,357ft), where we have a few minutes to prepare our biking equipment and ourselves before we start our 3-hour journey, cycling downhill towards Santa Maria (1,500m/4,950ft). You will enjoy the different microclimates such as the highland, cloud forest, rain forest and the two stunning archaeological sites of Incatambo and Wamanmarca.  In the afternoon, we will be able to raft in the Urubamba River for two hours, then back to our countryside lodge for tea and dinner. Meals: Lunch – Dinner Accommodation: countryside lodge Minimum Altitude: 1500m/4,950ft Maximum Altitude: 4,350m/14,357ft Difficulty: Moderate/Challenge DAY 2: SANTA MARIA – COCALMAYO – SANTA TERESA (Trekking) Today after an early breakfast, we walk for seven hours through the rainforest, enjoying a myriad of fruit plantations such as avocados, maniocs, oranges, mangoes, cacao, coffee and coca shrubs. We arrive at Quellomayu for lunch. Then we walk up a moderate hill through a portion of the original Inca trail towards the hot springs of Cocalmayu. Once we arrive, we will enjoy the medicinal hot springs and relaxing after our long walk. Afterwards we take the bus to Santa Teresa where we spend the night. Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner Accommodation: Country lodge Minimum Altitude 1500m/4950ft Maximum Altitude: 1,900m/6,270ft Distance: 14kms approximately Difficulty: Moderate DAY 3: SANTA TERESA – LLACTAPATA – HYDROELECTRIC…

Ausangate Rainbow Mountain Trek 6 Days

We recommend this trek for experienced trekkers! Day 1: Cusco – Tinqui – Upis Your guide will meet you in Cusco 6am in the morning, and take you via private transportation to the starting point of our trek at Tinqui where we load up your gear onto the packhorses. We will hike for the next 3 hours or so and then you will enjoy a local lunch, after lunch you will continue hiking to our first camp. This day we only hike for a few hours until we arrive at the village of Upis. Here you will have the opportunity to take a soak in the hot springs, while enjoying coca tea, and relaxing your muscles until dinner. Distance: 9.65km/ 6 miles Elevation: 4100m/ 13,450ft Hiking time: 5 to 6  hours Meals: breakfast, lunch & dinner Accommodations: camping Day 2: Upis – Chillca With two passes to cross today, we wake up early at 5am with coca tea brought to your tent and you will fuel up with a big breakfast for the day ahead. The morning starts with a hike up Arapa pass (4,958m/16266ft) before we descend a bit to our lunch spot near Lake Puma Cocha– a deep blue lake and a perfect stop for a break. Along the way, you will see local herders and llamas, Ausangate Mountain to your left, and you will have your expert guide explaining the history of the locals and talking about the landscape along the way. After lunch, we continue uphill for our…

Rainbow Mountain Trek with view of Ausangate 1 Days

Day 1: Cusco – Cisipata – Llacto – Rainbow Mt – Llacto – Cusco Pick up from your hotel at 4am and transfer to trailhead. Our chef will cook you a hot breakfast a 5 minute drive from the trailhead. The hike up takes about 1.5 hours along a trail that goes up a desert valley, with full view of glaciers. After summiting, there is an optional extra 45 minute hike to a view of the Red Valley. The hike back down takes about 1 hour. Enjoy the amazing views of glaciers, valleys and the naturally colourful Rainbow Mountain. Highest elevation: 5100mt/16732ft Upon return to the vehicle, the chef will have your hot lunch prepared. After lunch, we take our van back to Cusco Arrive to Cusco around 5pm. ****A horse can be hired for the majority of the trek. However, the last 600m are too steep for horses and you will have to walk this last part. Rainbow Mountain Trek – Itinerary Day 1: Cusco – Cusipata – Llacto – Rainbow Mt – Llacto – Cusco We will pick you up from your hotel at 4am, and begin with our amazing Rainbow Mountain Trek Adventure.  We set out on our drive for 3 hours through the South Valley; ending up at the trailhead at Llacto (4,638m / 15,216 ft).  Along the way, there are amazing views of farming Inca terraces, traditional villages, valleys and high Andean peaks. The herds of alpacas and llamas near your breakfast place will entertain you…

Ausangate + Rainbow Mountain 4 Days

Day 1: Cusco – Pitumarca – Qesuno – Kayrawiry Lake. We will pick you up from your hotel in Cusco at 4:00am to begin this amazing hike! We will drive for 2 hours until we reach the Pitumarca Village, where we will stop to collect supplies and then continue for 1 more hour to Qesuno community. Along the way, we view amazing canyons, Inca farming terraces, rugged mountains and some isolated communities. Upon arrival, we meet our horsemen and horses. We begin our hike gradually heading up to the Kayrawiry community where we have lunch.  After enjoying lunch and taking a little siesta, we continue our hike towards RAINBOW MOUNTAIN. Once there, we will enjoy the amazing colored mountain, which is the highlight of the day. We will also see a lot of vicuñas, condors and amazing glacial lakes.  Finally, we hike downhill to Kayrawiry Lake, where our camping tents will be ready.  It is time to enjoy an afternoon tea and dinner. Distance: Elevation: 4800m/15,748ft Hiking time: 5 to 6  hours Meals: lunch & dinner Accommodations: camping at Kayrawiry Lake Day 2: Kayrawiri Lake – Ausangate Cocha We will wake you up early in the morning with a hot cup of coca tea to start one of the most beautiful days of the trek. You will enjoy the majestic views of some of the highest peaks in the Andes and the depths of the beautiful valleys. After an early breakfast, we will start with a 2-hour steep climb to Condor pass…

Choquequirao Trek to Machu Picchu 9 Days

Choquequirao Trek to Machu Picchu 9 Days

We recommend this trek for experienced trekkers or persons in good physical shape used to trekking or running frequently.   DAY 1: CUSCO – CAPULIYOC – CHIQUISCA – PLAYA ROSALINAS At 5:00am, we pick you up from your hotel and drive for 4hours in our private van to Capuliyoc (2,850m/9,407ft). Along the way, there are spectacular views of villages, valleys and snow-capped mountains. Once at Cachora, we meet our horsemenn and pack all our equipment onto the horses. Here, we will enjoy the spectacular view of Choquequirao Inca remains, the Apurimac Canyon and the stunning snow-capped mountains like Padreyoc (5,571m/18,387ft). We hike down for the next 3 hours to Chikisca for lunch. In the afternoon, we continue for 2 more hours down to our first camp at la Playa Rosalinas. Meals: Lunch – Afternoon Tea Time –  Dinner Accommodation: Camping facilities Distance: 14kms/9 miles Time: 5hrs approximately Difficulty: Easy DAY 2: PLAYA ROSALINAS – MARANPATA – CHOQUEQUIRAO After an early breakfast, we cross the bridge and hike for the next 4 hours all the way up to Marampata, where we will have lunch, while enjoying the view of Choquequirao Inca ruins. After lunch, we walk to our second evening’s campsite, which is just 20 minutes from the ruins.  There are many possibilities to see condors and enjoy the Choquequirao ruins into the late evening. Meals: Breakfast – Lunch – Afternoon Tea Time –  Dinner Accommodation: Camping facilities Distance: 16kms/10 miles Time: 6hrs approximately Difficulty: Easy DAY 3: CHOQUEQUIRAO – CHOQUEQUIRAO PASS  – RIO BLANCO After breakfast, we fully explore the…

Choquequirao Trek to Machu Picchu 7 Days

Choquequirao Trek Machu Picchu 7 Days

We recommend this trek for experienced trekkers or persons in good physical shape used to hiking or running frequently.   DAY 1: CUSCO – CAPULIYOC – CHIKISKA – PLAYA ROSALINAS We leave Cusco at 5am in a private van for a 4-hour drive to Capuliyoc, situated on the edge of the Apurimac Canyon and surrounded by impressive snowcapped peaks.  Then, we hike down for 2 hours until we arrive at Chikiska where we have lunch. Afterwards, we continue our hike for 1 more hour to Playa Rosalinas (1,550 m/5,084 ft), where we will spend the night. Meals: Lunch – Afternoon Tea time – Dinner Accommodation: Camping facilities and 4 season roomy tents Distance: 12kms/7.5 miles Difficulty: Moderate DAY 2: PLAYA ROSALINAS – MARANPATA – CHOQUEQUIRAO Departing early, we ascend to Santa Rosa and to Maranpata, where we will have lunch. The climb from the river takes about 4 hours and is tough. From our lunch spot, we can see the remains of Choquequirao. Then, we have 2 more hours to hike to reach the Choquequirao Archeological site (3,110 m/10,120 ft). We spend the evening there and get to watch the sunset and some condors flying.   Meals: Breakfast, boiled water for drinking,  snack, Lunch – Afternoon Tea time – Dinner Accommodation: Camping facilities and 4 season roomy tents Distance: 13kms/8 miles Difficulty: Moderate/Challenge DAY 3: CHOQUEQUIRAO – PINCHIUNUYOC After breakfast, it is possible to explore more of the archeological site of Choquequirao and have a little rest before lunch. In the afternoon, we will climb…

Choquequirao Trek 5 Days

Choquequirao Trek 5 Days

DAY 1: CUSCO – CAPULIYOC – PLAYA At 5:30am, we pick you up at your hotel and then drive you for 4 hours in our private van to Capuliyoc (3100mt/10,170ft). Along the way there are spectacular views of villages, valleys, and snow-capped mountains. Once there we meet our horsemen  and pack all of our equipment onto the horses. From here, we can enjoy the spectacular view of Choquequirao Inca ruins, the Apurimac canyon and the stunning snow-capped mountains like Padreyoc (5,571m/18,387ft). Then we hike down for 3 hours to Chikisca for lunch. After lunch we continue on for 2 more hours downhill to our first camp at la Playa Rosalinas. Meals: Lunch – Afternoon Tea Time –  Dinner. Accommodation:Camping facilities Minimum altitude:1550m/4650ft Maximum altitude: 3100m/9300ft Distance: 14kms/9 miles Time: 5hrs approximately Difficulty: Easy DAY 2: PLAYA – MARANPATA – CHOQUEQUIRAO After an early breakfast, we cross the bridge and hike for the next 4 hours all the way up to Marampata where we will have lunch enjoying the view of Choquequirao Inca ruins. After lunch we walk to our second evening’s campsite, just 20 minutes from the ruins. Being so close to the ruins, we can enjoy our view of the ruins into the late evening and watch for condors flying about. Meals: Breakfast – Lunch – Afteroon Tea Time –  Dinner. Accommodation: Camping facilities Minimum altitude:1550m/4650ft Maximum altitude: 3100m/9300ft Distance: 16kms/10 miles Time: 5hrs approximately Difficulty: Easy DAY 3: CHOQUEQUIRAO After breakfast, we will visit the magnificent archeological site of Choquequirao for the entire…

Choquequirao Trek 4 Days

CHOQUEQUIRAO TREK 4 Days

DAY 1: CUSCO – CAPULIYOC – PLAYA ROSALINAS – SANTA ROSA At 4:30 am, we pick you up at your hotel and drive for the next 4 hours in our private van to Capuliyoc (2,850m/9,407ft). Along the way, there are spectacular views of villages, valleys and snow-capped mountains. Once at Capuliyoc we meet our horsemen and pack all of our equipment onto the horses. Then we start walking all the way down to Playa Rosalinas, where we have lunch.  along the way enjoy great views of Apurimac Canyon, snow-capped mountains such as Padreyoc (5,571m/18,387ft).  After lunch, we ascend for two hours to our first campsite at Santa Rosa, where we spend the night. Meals: Lunch – Afternoon Tea Time – Dinner Accommodation: Camping facilities Minimum Altitude: 1,900m/5,700ft Maximum Altitude: 2,850m/9,400ft Distance: 18kms/11 miles Difficulty: Easy/Moderate DAY 2: SANTA ROSA – MARANPATA – CHOQUEQUIRAO After an early breakfast, we start our adventure by walking uphill for 2 hours to the rural village of Maranpata (2,850m/9,350ft), We enjoy the scenery and then we walk through a myriad of flora and fauna to the magnificent archeological site of Choquequirao. We have lunch here and then we will have  a private guided tour for us in the afternoon. During the tour, we will explore all the important sections, such as the palaces, temple, ritual water fountains, amazing Usnu (ceremonial platform), agricultural terraces, llama’s section and much more. Finally, we head back to our second campsite located just 20 minutes from the Choquequirao ruins, where we will have tea and dinner Meals: Breakfast…

Huchuy Qosqo Trek to Machu Picchu 3 Days

Huchuy Qosqo Trek to Machu Picchu 3 Days

DAY 1: CUSCO – PATABAMBA – HUCHUY QOSQO We pick you up at your hotel at 6 am and then we drive in our private transport to the village of Patabamba (3,800m/12,467ft), only 1 hour from Cusco. Once we arrive, we put our backpacks on and get ready to start a gentle hike uphill for the next 3 hours to get to the highest point of the trek (4,200m/13,779ft). From there, we have fantastic views of the surrounding snowcapped mountains and valleys. We descend towards the village of Pucamarca and spend time at the Inca ruins there.  From there, we follow the original Inca trail into the Inca city of Huchuy Qosqo. There, we have time to explore the city and then we head to our Homestay. Here, your guide will introduce you to the local family who will show you your room for the night with all the amazing views of the surrounding areas and the Inca city.  By late afternoon, you will enjoy your tea, and later have dinner with your local family! In the evening, you will have the opportunity to enjoy the sky full of brilliant stars and see the Inca’s constellations which your guide will show you. Meals: Lunch Box – Afternoon Tea Time – Dinner Accommodation: Homestay at a local family’s home with a proper toilet Distance: 13kms/8 miles approximately Difficulty:  Moderate DAY 2: HUCHUY QOSCO – OLLANTAYTAMBO – AGUAS CALIENTES After a delicious breakfast, there will be a guided tour of the Huchuy Qosqo Inca City, in which you will discover amazing Inca buildings, sacred temples, farming terraces, storehouses, water channels and an Inca reservoir.  After you,…

Huchuy Qosqo Trek to Machu Picchu 2 Days

Huchuy Qosqo Trek to Machu Picchu 2 Days

Day 1: Cusco – Tauca – Huchuy Qosqo – Ollantaytambo – Aguas Calientes At 6am, we will start driving from your hotel to the small Village of Tauca (3,750m/12,303ft), the beginning of your trek. We will be on level terrain and the landscape will be that of typical Andean Valleys, rich in corn, potatoes, barley, quinoa and other Andean tubers. As you ascend towards the pass at (4,050m/13,287ft), the landscape begins to change dramatically to the classic of High Andean Savannah or Puna, with scant vegetation, mainly “ichu” or high altitude grass. The views of the Cordillera Vilcabamba peaks are spectacular; Veronica, Pitusiray, Chicon and San Juan snow peaks. Soon after the pass, you will start your descent toward the Huchuy Qosqo plains hiking along a path that leads to the Cauca Ravine, where you will be able to see archeological remains and wild crops, such as tarwi, and a large quantity of cactus. You will walk downhill towards the Leon Punku ravine, where you will find remains of an Inca bridge and trail. This canyon boasts geological formations surrounded by majestic rocks and boulders that direct the river to Huchuy Qosqo at (3,650m/11,975ft).  Huchuy Qosqo (Little Cuzco) is a noteworthy Inca complex. It boasts very fine stonework in a large Kallanka (rectangular Hall), some residential and defensive quarters and interesting two-story buildings in stone and adobe. Huchuy Qosqo is located on a plateau, surrounded by Inca agricultural terraces and allows superb views of the Vilcabamba range. Afterwards, we will go downhill to Lamay…

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