Cusco city tour Day 01: Arrival and Cusco city tour, Sacsayhuaman, and nearby archeological sites.
You arrive in the city of Cusco and are taken to your hotel, where the rest of the morning is free time to rest and to acclimate yourself to the elevation.
At 13:00 Hrs. We will pick you up from your hotel with direction to first point of visit, where we will know the imposing Cathedral of Cusco. Later, we will pass to know the Sun Temple or Qoricancha; place that keeps a syncretism among Inca culture and the compulsory impost of colonial times. Currently, this temple of the Sun, it is known as Santo Domingo temple.
Finishing this visit of religious sites with Inca vestiges, we will pass to known the four ruins circuit; that is located to 20 minutes of Cusco city, where we will see the archaeological and majestic places of: Sacsayhuaman, Q’enqo, Puca Pucara and Tambomachay. Ending up our tour at 18:00 hrs.
Sacred Valley tour, Cusco
Day 02: Sacred Valley of the Incas - train to Aguas Calientes.
8 hours aprox.
At 08:00am. we will pick you up from your hotel for begin the tour to Sacred Valley. Crossing by beautiful viewpoints and make the stop in our first destiny, that is the Sacred Valley viewpoint. From here, we will have the pleasure of witnessing the snowcapped mountains of Chicon, Veronica, and Pumawanca, also, we will have an extensive view of whole Sacred Valley of the Incas.
Then, we will visit the archaeological place of Pisaq and then the famous Pisac Market after this visit will take the bus to Ollantaytambo, both of them have different Inca constructions and the market places.
Briefing with your guide to review details on your trek.
Inca trail, first part of the trek
Day 3: From Cuzco transport - Trekking to Huayllabamba (3000 m)
We pick you from your hotel and drive towards to Km 82 (2650 m) where we collect the porters to commence walking, via Urubamba Valley. From km 82 we cross the raging Vilcanota river. Walking in the shadow of snow-capped Mount Veronica (5680 m) We stop for lunch. We complete 5 to 6 hours of gentle hiking by reaching the first campsite by the river at Huayllabamba (3000 m).
Walking up to Warmi Wañusca pass, Inca trail
Day 4: Huayllabamba - Trekking to Pacaymayu (3900 m)
This second day is the most arduous of our journey. After a nice breakfast we commence by ascending to Warmihuañusca ( Dead Women ) pass ( 4200 m). This change of altitude means that we will pass through three separate ecological zones during the day : Quechua, Yunga and Puna ( from valleys with trees, through high pasture, to arid grassless are as short of the snowline ). The ascent of over (1200 m) to the first pass earns magnificent views. Descending from this superb vantage point we pass waterfalls before making camp at Pacaymayu.(3550 m). We complete 7 hours hiking .
Winaywayna, Inca Trail
Day 5: Pacaymayu (3900 m) - Trekking Wiñaywayna (2600 m)
The day starts with the pass of Runkuracay (3900 m) where we see an Inca watchtower. Then we continue to the Inca ruins at Sayacmarca (a small maze like ruin built above a sheer cliff ) and, passing through a rock tunnel, we reach Phuyupatamarca ( City above the clouds) (3,600 mts), a beautiful set of linked stone baths still supplied by mountain streams. From this area, we should achieve views of Mt.Salkantay (6271 m), one of two most sacred peaks to the Incas. The descent down from the third pass (3600 m) is by a continuous set of steps (over 2300 of them), into cloud-forest, to our last campsite. From here a short walk takes us to the impressive ruins of Wiñaywayna (2600 m). The extra relaxation time provided here allows us to recoup our strength to make an early start the next day and maximize the experience of Machupicchu. We complete 7 hours.
Day 6: Wiñaywayna - Trekking to Machu picchu (2450 m) - Transfer Tren to Cuzco
6 hours aprox
A pre-dawn breakfast allows us to ascend to Intipuncu (the sun-gate) (2750 m) where we may observe the sunrise over Machupicchu (2450 m) After taking in this memorable view we descend to the site for a guided tour, starting before the crowds arrive by train from Cusco. There should be 6 to 7 hours available to spend in this unique archaeological site, allowing ample opportunities to explore on your own. Those not yet tired of heights might like to climb Huayna picchu for an unparalleled view of the lost city of the Incas ( add $ 63 require to make reservation in advance). Alternatively it is possible to visit the hot baths of Aguas Calientes. At the nearby town of the same name we take the afternoon train for Cusco. Transfer to your hotel in Cuzco