Machu Picchu

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Machu Picchu
7 days / 6 nights Weekly Departures Year Round Adult $ 1595.00 | Child $ 1395.00 Trip Overview Travel from Lima to the center of Incan existence Cusco. Enjoy fantastic markets, charming cafes, and a labyrinth of old colonial neighborhoods built upon ancient Inca foundations. Take pleasure in a city tour highlighting the famous Sacsayhuaman, Tambomachay, Korichancha, and surrounding ruins. Travel through the lush Sacred Valley of the Incas and feel the grandeur of the snow mountains once dominated by the Inca Empire. Continue to the concealed Inca citadel of Machu Picchu to explore the ancient city in all its glory.

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Machu Picchu
Daily Departures Year Round Adult $450.00 / Child $375.00

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Trip Overview

Depart Cusco, Urubamba or Ollantaytambo on the early train traveling northeast through the lush Sacred Valley of the Incas and feel the grandeur of the snow mountains once dominated by the Inca Empire. Arrive at Aguas Calientes village, walk to the bus station and catch the local shuttle up to the concealed Inca citadel of Machu Picchu. Begin the guided tour visiting the principle temples, plazas and shines followed by free time to explore the city, trek Huayna Picchu mountain, meditate, write in your journal or just simply chill out. Bus down to Aguas Calientes for lunch and afternoon return to Cusco. Once in Cusco you’ll be transferred to your hotel.

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Trip Overview On day 1 take pleasure in a city tour highlighting the famous Sacsayhuaman, Tambomachay, Korichancha and Q’enko.

Then, on day 2 travel through the lush Sacred Valley of the Incas and feel the grandeur of the snow mountains once dominated by the Inca Empire. Today is highlighted by visits to the archaeological sites of Pisac and Ollantaytambo.

Today on day 3 embark on an awe-inspiring train ride to Aguas Calientes. Arrive at the concealed Inca citadel of Machu Picchu and take pleasure in an expert guided tour. Then, free time to explore the city in all its glory. Bus down to Aguas Calientes and afternoon return to Cusco city.

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Machu Picchu
Daily Departures Year Round Adult $1095.00 / Child $950.00

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Trip Overview On day 1 you’ll be collected from you Lima hotel an private transfer to the Lima airport for a short flight to Cusco. Once in Cusco you’ll be greeted at the airport and transferred to your hotel. Here, enjoy a hot coca tea and receive a detailed briefing about your stay in the region.

You’ll have some free time around Cusco before being collected from the hotel by your local guide for magical excursion to some of Cusco’s highlights. Set off from the city center towards the X-zone and the magnificent Inca fortress of Sacsayhuaman, which majestically overlooks the city of Cusco. Sacsayhuaman can be translated as ‘speckled falcon’ or ‘speckled head’. The last interpretation refers to the belief that the city of Cusco was set out in the form of a puma whose head was the hill of Sacsayhuaman. The origins are uncertain but the fortress is generally credited to the period of Inca Pachacutec (1450-1490), the Inca king who essentially founded the Inca Empire.

After Sacsayhuaman, your van will be waiting to continue with visits to Q’enko, Puca Pucara and Tambomachay also located near the X-zone, just outside the city before returning to Cusco for a stop by the ‘Koricancha’ or Inca Temple of the Sun located beneath the Santo Domingo church and convent. You’ll then be returned to your hotel.

Take the evening free to spend at your leisure. For dinner try ‘Chicha’ by Gaston Acurio, the most celebrated of Peruvian chefs! But you’ll have to make reservations early, as it fills up quickly! Nightlife in Cusco is vibrant, to say the least. Pubs, discos and restaurants fill nightly with partygoers and the plazas and parks are jam-packed with friendly locals.

Day 2 will be spent in the Sacred Valley of the Incas. Once an important source of food for the Inca, the Sacred Valley is a lush agricultural region that continues to supply the city of Cusco with much of its produce. As it is 600m lower than Cusco, temperatures are on average 5 degrees Cº higher in the Sacred Valley.

Our travels will bring us through the major archaeological sites of Pisac and Ollantaytambo. On the way we’ll make an optional stop at Ahuanachancha, a small Llama farm where you can interact with the 4 species of Peruvian Camels, Llamas, Alpacas, Vicuñas and Huanachos. Continue to the Pisac archaeological site for a breath taking optional 1.5-hour or 3km hike that will allow you to fully appreciate the Incan city nestled high in the Andean range. Later the van will make a short stop at the colorful artesian market at Pisac, known for the indigenous community’s continued use of the ‘treque’ or barter system to exchange their products.

You’ll keep moving through the Valley traveling north along the Sacred Urubamba River. After passing numerous indigenous villages, high snow peaks and gorgeous panoramos, enjoy a stop in Urubamba’s ‘Alhambra’ for huge buffet style Peruvian lunch, which included in your visit.

After lunch the day trip continues as we arrive to the picturesque village of Ollantaytambo, the location of another large Inca site. This major Inca ruin is known as the best surviving example of Inca urban planning and engineering. But more than that, Ollantaytambo is a living breathing Inca City. Make sure you take a stroll through the ‘Old City’, full of Inca streets and constructions, located just off the main Plaza de Armas in Ollantaytamo.

Following Ollantaytambo you’ll transfer back to Urubamba to spend the evening and catch our breath for the train ride to Machu Picchu tomorrow.

Day 3 is the most spectacular day of the tour; a full day journey to ancient Inca Citadel of Machu Picchu.

You’ll be collected early from your Urubamba or Ollantaytambo hotel and private transfer to the train station in Ollantaytambo. Depart on the Expedition train traveling northeast through the Sacred Valley of the Incas. After passing numerous indigenous villages, high snow peaks and gorgeous panoramas you arrive to Aguas Calientes Village, also known as Machu Picchu Village. You’ll be collected from the train station by your local guide and walk about 10 minutes to the shuttle bus station. Here, board the 30-minute shuttle to the main entrance of the Inca Citadel of Machu Picchu.

Enjoy Machu Picchu or ‘Old Mountain’ in all its’ glory on an expert 2.5-hour guided tour. Your guide will take you to the most important sectors of the Citadel including the IntiHuatana ‘Sun Dial’, Main Plaza and the religious sector, comprised of the Temples of the Water, Sun, Mother Earth and Three Windows. Your guide will attempt to rationalize sensible theories about Machu Picchu as to who, when, where and why as the sun rises over the Andes and illuminates the Citadel.

Then, take some free time at Site to explore, rest, meditate or simply chill out. Make the hour-long hike up to the ‘Intipunku’ or Sun Gate. Climb Huayna Picchu (Young Peak 2 hrs not included), hike to the Moon Temple (2 1/2 hrs), or venture to the Inca Draw Bridge! There is no shortage of things so see and do in Machu Picchu. Catch the shuttle back down to Aguas Calientes at your leisure, have some lunch in the village before catching an ongoing late afternoon train to Ollantaytambo or Poroy followed by private transfer to Cusco.

On day 4 you’ll have some free time in the Inca Imperial Capital, before an afternoon direct flight to Lima for the final stop on your journey.

Grab your map and camera and set off to discover Cusco’s enchanting network of narrow colonial streets and white wash mud-brick walls built atop Incan stone foundations demonstrated a true amalgamation of cultures! Explore the many markets, churches, museums, plazas and first-rate restaurants, all at your fingertips while exploring the city center on foot.

We recommend a stop by the Incan Archaeological Museum located just around minutes from your hotel. Then, time permitting, visit the recently opened ‘Casa Concha’, which houses hundreds of pieces removed from Machu Picchu by Hiram Bingham in 1912 and recently returned in 2011 (Centennial Anniversary of Machu Picchu’s scientific discovery) to Peru by Yale University in the United States.

Also worth a visit is the colorful local market at San Pedro and the ‘must see’ bohemian neighborhood of San Blas, full of artists, craftsmen and street vendors, both only minutes from the hotel.

This afternoon you’ll be collected from the Cusco hotel and private transfer back to the Cusco airport for direct a direct flight to Lima.

Adventures to Peru services end today at the Lima airport.

We hope you had a spectacular trip!

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4 days / 3 nights Daily Departures Year Round Adult $ 795.00 / Child $ 695.00

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Trip Overview The Inca Trail is exceptional although it is important to be prepared! It is a 43-km (25 mile) hike, with 3 high passes to be crossed, one of which reaches an elevation of 4200m (13776 ft). The trail is often steep, and it may rain even during the dry season. The temperatures at night may fall below zero, so it is important to come prepared. If you do not wish to bring a sleeping bag or inflatable Thermarest mattress, they will be provided to you before the hike.

Our local crew of porters, cook and guides will look after you well for the duration of the hike. You can be sure there will be no shortage of food, and we’ll guarantee superb quality.

Porters carry the majority of the gear for the hike, so those passengers doing the hike only carry a small daypack with water, rain gear, snacks, a camera and personal items. As you walk the trail that linked this ancient empire, admire breathtaking views at every step as we move from high plateau areas to dense cloud forest. Depending on the season, you may see a great variety of flora, including miniature and large orchids, and fiery rhododendron bushes.

*As on all Adventures to Peru tours, you’re taken care of from beginning to end: Deluxe Thermarest mattresses and -10 °C goose down sleeping bags are included!

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4 days / 3 nights Daily Departures Year Round Adult $ 750.00 / Child $ 650.00

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Trip Overview This trek is a high-quality alternative trek to Machu Picchu when the Ceremonial Inca Trail spaces have closed. Lares Valley is also considered the 2nd hardest of the treks, not necessarily due to the distance, but mainly because of the altitude. The trek crosses a pass of 4,400 meters (higher than the Inca Trail) but lower than the Salkantay Trek. It is important to point out it only walks for 2 full days and on the third day, you will only walk for about 3 – 4 hours until you arrive to Willoq, where you will take a bus to Ollantaytambo. In Ollantaytambo, you will complete the journey to Aguas Calientes and Machu Picchu by train and spend the night in an snug hotel. A popular part of this tour is the portion where you will get to pass through some native communities and interact with the locals. Whereas the Inca Trail at times is overcrowded with long lines and huge campsites, the alternatives such as Lares are more personal and with more genuine landscape with FAR fewer hikers. Llamas and horses carry the majority of the gear for the hike, so those passengers doing the hike only carry a small day pack with water, rain gear, snacks, a camera and personal items. Our local crew horsemen, cook and guide will look after you well for the duration of the hike. You can be sure there will be no shortage of food, and we’ll guarantee superb quality. If you do not wish to bring a sleeping bag or inflatable Thermarest mattress, they will be provided to you before the hike.

*As on all Adventures to Peru tours, you’re taken care of from beginning to end: Deluxe thermarest mattresses and -10 °C goose down sleeping bags are included!

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5 days/4 nights Daily Departures Year Round Adult $ 795.00 / Child $ 650.00

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Trip Overview The Salkantay Trek to Machu Picchu is better suited for more adventuresome trekkers who are able to handle a little more altitude and distance. This trek takes you up and along Salkantay Mountain, which is the second highest peak in the Cusco region. On the first night, you will sleep not too far away from its snow-capped peak. The second day will be the hardest day of the trek. While you work a bit harder to get there, the views at the top are stellar. After you reach the 4,600 meter pass (the Inca Trail’s Dead Woman’s Pass only goes as high as 4,200 meters), it is mostly all downhill, descending into a sub-tropical valley on the far side of the mountain. Spend days 3 and 4 trekking around the peak, narrow trails hugging the mountainside, crossing some beds of varied species of orchids and different kinds of plants, cornfields, fruit fields and last but not least, the most beautiful waterfall on the trail. After walking for 5 hours, we arrive to La Playa, at which point we’ll take a small truck 45 minutes to get Santa Teresa village located at 1.645mt.

The following day after hiking 2 more hours we arrive to the hydroelectric power station, located in another small village. Here, all kinds of tropical fruits and plants are thriving at the lower altitude. Lunch awaits and after digesting our feast, we will continue trekking to Aguas Calientes where we spend the rest of the 4th evening relaxing in the village. In the morning you take the bus (or walk) up to Machu Picchu for your 2-hour guided tour followed by free time to explore at your leisure.

*As on all Adventures to Peru tours, you’re taken care of from beginning to end: Deluxe thermarest mattresses and -10 °C goose down sleeping bags are included!

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Machu Picchu
2 days / 1 night Daily Departures Year Round Adult $ 575.00 / Child $ 525.00

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Trip Overview If you’d like to experience the drama and beauty of the Ceremonial Inca Trail to Machu Picchu but feel that 4 days trekking is a bit much then perhaps our ‘Shorter Inca Trail’ is for you.

Day 1 Inca Trail to Machu Picchu (L,D) You’ll be collected from your hotel in Cusco or The Sacred Valley of the Incas for transfer to the train station. We’ll board the train that will take us to km.104 (trailhead) on the Cusco – Machupicchu railroad. We start by visiting the Chachabamba archaeological complex (2150m/7052ft), located very close to the control point. Then, we go up. Embark on an 8 km (5 mile) ascending trail in route to the archaeological complex of Wiñaywayna (2650m/8692ft). It’s an impressive complex made up of an agricultural center, numerous terraces, a religious sector and an urban sector. On the hike enjoy magnificent views of the Urubamba River valley and the Choquesuysuy archaeological complex located on the other side of the river.

After a superb box lunch in Wiñay Huayna we continue through the cloud forest full of bromeliads, orchids and ferns. From Wiñay Huayna to Machu Picchu you are retracing the footsteps of the Inca, as it is all original Ceremonial Inca Trail construction.

As our trek continues we arrive to and climb the “Intipunku”, or Sun Gate. This is our first chance to see the Inca Citadel of Machu Picchu from a distance. From Intipunku we descend to Machu Picchu, have a few minutes for pictures and then down to Aguas Calientes by local shuttle.

Meals: Lunch (box-lunch), Dinner, Breakfast Total distance: 13 km (8,08 miles) Estimated walking time: 6-7 hours Maximum altitude point: 2,650 m (8,692 ft) Lunch stop altitude: 2,400 m (7,872 ft) Accommodation: 3 Star Hotel (1 nt)

Day 2 Machu Picchu / Cusco (B) Today begins with an early morning start after breakfast from Aguas Calientes. We’ll jump on the local shuttle and travel 1/2 hour to the principal entrance of Machu Picchu. The shuttle ride itself is breathtaking, but only an entrée of things to come! Enjoy the ruins in virtual solitude for the first hour until sunrise. Then a private guided tour Machu Picchu will take you to the main sectors and highlights of the Citadel. Following the guided tour, you’ll have free time to explore, rest, meditate or simply chill out in the archaeological complex.

There are options to climb Huayna Picchu (must advise ahead of time to get entrance tickets), hike to the Moon Temple (21/2 hrs), or venture to the Inca Draw Bridge! There is no shortage of things so see and do in Machu Picchu. Generally we’ll have lunch in Aguas Calientes although it is your choice. Once back in Aguas Calientes, we’ll catch the afternoon train to Ollantaytambo and transfer to your hotel in Cusco.

Adventures to Peru services end upon arrival to your hotel in Cusco.

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