Trekking

From $695.00
4 Days 3 Nights
Machu Picchu
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!

Details

Tour Details

Prices
Prices are per person based on double occupancy, unless otherwise noted. Prices are subject to change. Prices based on 3.5% cash discount. Prices based on a group minimum of 2 adult travelers. Deposit is 50% of total. Remaining balance becomes due 60 days prior to tour departure.

See Booking Terms and Conditions

Accommodation
camping (3 nts)

Group Size
Minimum 1

Meals Included
3B, 3L, 3D

Transport
Private bus, Machu Picchu shuttle, train,

All itineraries including the Inca Trail or Lares Valley Trek can be modified to exclude the hikes. Please advise at time of booking if you do not wish to hike the Inca Trail. Instead you will have 2 nights in Cusco, travel by train for a night in Aguas Calientes, and join the hikers for the tour of Machu Picchu.

Inca Trail Trekking Regulations

Inca Trail Notes
1. Last minute bookings of this trip and all trips that include the Inca Trail will be on an “on request” basis only. To make a booking request for a tour that includes the Inca Trail, Adventures to Peru requires your full name, date of birth, nationality and correct passport number for passport used on the Inca Trail.
2. A good-strong fitness level is recommended on this tour.

Quick Itinerary

Day 1 Cusco – Ollantaytambo – Km 82 trailhead-Huallabamba
Day 2 Huallabamba-Pacaymayo
Day 3 Pacaymayo-Chaquicocha-Wiñaywayna
Day 4 Wiñaywayna -Machu PIcchu-Cusco

Full Itinerary

The 4-day Ceremonial Inca Trail to Machu Picchu is physically challenging but decidedly worthwhile, and within the ability of most reasonably fit travelers. Go for it. As Harold Mueller once said, “The saddest words ever coined by mouth and pen, what might have been.”

Day 1 Inca Trail (L,D)
Day one of the Inca Trail Tours is considered ‘the easy day’. We’ll depart Cusco or Ollantaytambo early for Piscacocha at km 82 where we begin our walk in the footsteps of the Incas. Take in the scenic views of the Urubamba River and Vilcanota mountain range as we hike 7km northeast along the Urubamba River Valley. We will then detour as we begin our first ascent and make our way up the Huallabamba Valley in route to lunch. After a couple hours of relatively easy ascent you arrive in Huallabamba. Depending on your particular trip, you may camp for the night near the small village of Huallabamba or continue trekking about 1 more hour to our first campsite at Allapata campsite (3,300mts)

* Accommodation: Tents

* Included: Lunch, Dinner, + Camping facilities.

* Today’s walking distance approximately 12km

Day 2 Inca Trail (B,L,D)
After full and nutritious breakfast you’ll begin trekking toward today’s goal, Dead Women’s Pass. At 4198m (13769 ft) above sea level, this pass is the highest point of the trek. Today, you must take your time, find your own pace and stop to appreciate the views, for this is why you have chosen to hike the Inca Trail. Once you summit, have a few minutes for photos followed by a steep decent accompanied by insane scenery takes us to the valley of Pacaymayo for lunch. Depending on your particular campsite assignment, following lunch you’ll either have the afternoon free to relax, or continue on to summit the second pass of the hike, which is at 3998m (13113 ft). With some luck we’ll enjoy superb views of the snow-capped Cordillera Vilcabamba. After a visit to the serine ruins of Sayacmarca, we will pitch our tents for the night at Chaquicocha or ‘Dry Lake’ in hopes of crystal clear views of the Salkantay range at dawn the next morning.

* Accommodation: Tents

* Included: Lunch, Dinner, + Camping facilities.

* Today’s walking distance approximately 11km

Day 3 Inca Trail (B,L,D)
On day 3, the magnificent views of the snow-capped Cordillera Vilcabamba are still visible. After breakfast, set off through some beautiful cloud forest on the gentle climb to the third pass, where you will walk through a causeway and a tunnel, both original Inca constructions from about the 14th century. The highest point of the third pass is at 3700m (12136ft). On clear days you are rewarded for all this work with beautiful views of the Urubamba Valley below. Soon after the pass, you reach the serene ruins of Phuyupatamarca (poo-yu-pata-marca), or the ‘Town above the Clouds’, at about 3650m (11972ft) above sea level.

After a short explanation and guided visit at Phuyupatamarca, begin the decent to Wiñay Huayna (Forever Young) ruins, a grandiose terraced hillside site, with panoramic views of the valley below and just a short hike from Machu Picchu. Our campsite is located 5 minutes from the archaeological site, which even if exhausted after a full day, we recommend you visit. Enjoy an afternoon tea, hot shower and final dinner. Before calling it a night, say good bye to your porters, cook and crew.

Tomorrow you’ll get an early wake up call, have breakfast and set off by torch light in route to the steps of the Sun Gate overlooking the peaks that surround Machu Picchu. There is no way to describe the feeling of the first views of Machu Picchu, as the mist rises off the mountains early in the morning and the famous city appears in front of you.

* Accommodation: Tents

* Included: Lunch, Dinner, + Camping facilities.

* Today’s walking distance approximately 14km

Day 4 Machu Picchu/Cusco (B)
An early morning start from Wiñay Huayna takes us to the steps of Intipunku, or the ‘Sun Gate’. Here you are rewarded with your first, distant views of the Inca Citadel Machu Picchu. From the Intipunku decent another 1 hour to Machu Picchu. Following a short break, you’ll then begin a 2 hour guided tour visiting the principle temples, plazas and shrines within the Citadel.

After the guided tour, you’ll want free time to explore independently, rest, meditate or simply chill out, which you will have. Climb Huayna Picchu (Young Peak not included), hike to the Moon Temple or venture to the Inca Draw Bridge! There is no shortage of things so see and do in Machu Picchu. Lunch in Aguas Calientes, soak in the thermal baths before an afternoon train to Cusco and transfer to your hotel.

* Included: Breakfast, Expedition Train service to Ollantaytambo or Cusco

* Today’s walking distance approximately 8km

* Focus: Machu Picchu practical explanations and theories

What’s Included

Private transport from Cusco to KM 82 trailhead
Bus from Machu Picchu down to Aguas Calientes.
Expedition tourist train return to Cusco.
Entrance fees to the Inca Trail and Machu Picchu
Excellent Meals: 3 breakfasts, 3 lunches, 3 dinners, 3 afternoon teas
Potable boiled water for your bottle during the trek
Food options for veggies
Bilingual English speaking guide
Professional chef
Chef’s assistant
Porters to carry tents, kitchen gear, food, first aid kit and oxygen.
Camping Gear: Double waterproof tents (3 person capacity tent, to allow for top comfort and storage of your gear)+ dining tent with tables and chairs + kitchen tent + toilet tent + tent for our guides and porters
Accommodation: 3 nights camping

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Hot water every morning and evening after the trek to keep clean + filtered and boiled water to fill up your water bottle every morning, night, and at lunchtime if requested
Personal porter to carry personal items (6kg)
Security: first aid kit and emergency oxygen bottle

What’s Not Included

First breakfast (you should to have breakfast at the hotel in Cusco before departure day 1)
Lunch day 4 after Machu Picchu
Sleeping bag / inflatable mattress
Entrance to Huayna Picchu mountain
Gratuities or Tips

Recommendations

Original passport (obligatory) and copy
Warm sleeping bag
Thermarest mattress
Drinking water
Rain gear
Toilet paper
Garbage bag to store personal items, waterproof for stuff
Flashlight and batteries
Sunglasses, sun block and insect repellent
Sweater and jacket (layers, something warm)
One complete change of clothing (t-shirt, short, long pants)
Small towel and bathing suit (hot springs)
Sun hat
Snacks during hike (candies, chocolate, energy bars, etc.)
Comfortable hiking shoes and sandals
Camera
Walking stick (optional)
Personal items, medications
Some extra spending money (there is one ATM in Aguas Calientes)

From $650.00
4 Days 3 Nights
Machu Picchu
4 days / 3 nights Daily Departures Year Round Adult $ 750.00 / Child $ 650.00

Please 'contact us' to book this tour

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!

Details

Tour Details

Prices
Prices are per person based on double occupancy, unless otherwise noted. Prices are subject to change. Prices based on 3.5% cash discount. Prices based on a group minimum of 2 adult travelers. Deposit is 50% of total. Remaining balance becomes due 60 days prior to tour departure.

See Booking Terms and Conditions

Accommodation
camping (2 nts), hotel (1 nt)

Group Size
Minimum 1

Meals Included
(3B, 3L, 3D)

Transport
Private bus/van, Machu Picchu shuttle, train

Lares Valley Trek Notes
1. Last minute bookings of this trip will be on an “on request” basis only. To make a booking request for a tour that includes the Lares Valley Trek, Adventures to Peru requires your full name, date of birth, nationality and correct passport number for passport used to enter Machu Picch.
2. A good-strong fitness level is recommended on this tour.

Quick Itinerary

Day 1 Cusco/Urubamba – Calca – Huacahuasi
Day 2 Huacahuasi – Ipsaychocha Pass – Ipsaycocha Lake
Day 3 Ipsaycocha Lake – Willoq- Ollantaytambo – Aguas Calientes
Day 4 Aguas Calientes – Machu PIcchu – Cusco

Full Itinerary

Day 1 Camping Cusco – Calca – Qeshwarani – Cuncani (L,D)

Departure from Cusco at 05:00am. We journey from Cusco to the Sacred Valley of the Incas, through Pisac to Calca for about 2hrs. From here you’ll be treated to beautiful views of the famous Sacred Valley of the Incas and the ornamental terraces of Pisac. The Sacred Valley was the heart of the Inca civilization from the 14th to 15th centuries, and many people still farm in this lush, expansive valley.


Our hike begins in the village Qeshwarani, from which we begin our leisurely pace through the valley of Cuncani, before the high pass of Cuncani we will eat our picnic lunch. After lunch we continue on our path to the highland village of Cuncani (3700mts), our destination for tonight. Your guide points out an abundance of local flora and Andean medicinal plants along the trail such as Molle, Retama, Muña, Marku, and Kuñuco etc. From our campsite, we will have stunning views of snow-capped Colque Cruz. Also nearby is the village of Cucani, where we’ll visit some friendly families and see how they live in harmony with mother nature.

* Included: Lunch, Dinner + Camping facilities.


* Today’s walking distance approximately 10 km

Day 2 Camping
Cucani – Ipsaychocha Pass 4,400m – Ipsaycocha Lake (B,L,D) Breakfast around 6:00am. After pausing to admire our surroundings in the early morning mist we resume our hike upstream 3-4 hours until we make Ibsaycocha pass, the second pass of the trip at 4400mtrs. After a good morning’s hike, we stop for a quick rest in a living Inca settlement, where many still farm the traditional crop of potatoes in the same way that their ancestors did. Learn about ancient customs and traditions, ancestral farming secrets, food preservation and most of all local weaving techniques. If you’ve carried gifts or school supplies for the children now is the time.
From here the views are again fabulous and for the first time we have a clear view of mount Veronica standing at 5682 mtrs. We then begin the descent to Ipsaycocha Lake to make camp.

* Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner + Camping facilities.


* Today’s walking distance approximately 11 km

Day 3 Hostel Ipsaycocha – Patacancha – Willoq – Ollantaytambo — Aguas Calientes (B,L)
Today you’ll have ample opportunities for some spectacular photos. The gentle downhill path is covered in Andean flora, and animals such as llamas and alpacas are fairly commonplace. If we’re lucky, we might even catch a glimpse of Andean geese, Andean cara caras (Andean Raptor) or the famous Andean Condor. We will feel welcomed by the warm Quechua people, whose homeland we have the rare opportunity to see firsthand.
After approximately 4 hours hiking we’ll arrive to the village of Patachancha where lunch will be waiting. After lunch, our private van will take us to Ollantaytambo to board the local tourist train for an incredibly scenic journey to Aguas Calientes (2 hours). We check into our hostel for the night, get a hot shower and a real bed! The willing can enjoy the local hot springs and shopping before dinner.

* Included: Breakfast, Lunch, 1 nights hotel accommodation


* Today’s walking distance approximately 8 km

Day 4 Aguas Calientes — Machupicchu – Cusco (B)
Up before dawn for breakfast, then complete your journey on a 1-hour walk, or catch the bus 25 minutes up to the Citadel of Machu Picchu. Join our local guide for a detailed interpretation of the site without the pressure of day-trippers that arrive at midday. Then take advantage, as you’ll have plenty of free time for exploring further. Optionally, climb Huayna Picchu peak (not included), providing the chance to see Machu Picchu and its surroundings from a more exclusive angle. Or hike to the Temple of the Moon, Inca Bridge or the Sun Gate. Others may choose to meditate, write in their journal or simply take it all in. Return to Aguas Calientes generally around 2:00pm for lunch and at 4:00pm we catch our return train to Cusco arriving approximately 9:00pm


* Focus: Machu Picchu practical explanations and theories

* Train departure times quoted here are not guaranteed and may vary according to season and availability.


* Included: Breakfast, Entrance fees, guided tour & round trip bus to Machu Picchu, train return to Cusco.


 * Today’s walking distance approximately 5 km

What’s Included

Private transport from Cusco to trailhead
Bus up and down from Aguas Calientes village to Machu Picchu
Back Packer Tourist train return to Cusco.
Entrance fees to the Lares Valley Trek and Machu Picchu Archaeological Complex
Bilingual English speaking guide
Guided tour of Machu Picchu
Excellent Meals: 3 breakfasts, 3 lunches, 3 dinners, 2 afternoon teas
Potable boiled water for your bottle during the trek
Food options for veggies
Professional chef
Chef’s assistant
Llamas and horses to carry camping equipment, kitchen gear, personal items and an emergency horse Camping Gear: Double waterproof tents (3 person capacity tent, to allow for top comfort and storage of your gear) + dining tent with tables and chairs + kitchen tent + toilet tent + tent for our guides and porters Accommodation: 2 nights camping, 1 night simple hotel
-10 °C goose down sleeping bag and deluxe inflatable Thermarest sleep mattress included for all treks in Peru
Hot water every morning and evening after the trek to keep clean + filtered and boiled water to fill up your water bottle every morning, night, and at lunchtime if requested
Security: first aid kit, emergency oxygen bottle and emergency horse.

What’s Not Included

First breakfast (you should to have breakfast at the hotel in Cusco before departure day 1)
Lunch the 4th day after Machu Picchu
Entrance to Huayna Picchu Mountain
Gratuities or Tips
Alcoholic beverages

Recommendations

* Original passport and copy
* Warm sleeping bag
* Thermarest mattress
* Drinking water
* Rain gear
* Toilet paper
* Garbage bag to store personal items, waterproof for stuff
* Flashlight and batteries
* Sunglasses, sun block and insect repellent
* Sweater and jacket (layers, something warm)
* One complete change of clothing (t-shirt, short, long pants)
* Small towel and bathing suit (hot springs)
* Sun hat
* Snacks during hike (candies, chocolate, energy bars, etc.)
* Comfortable hiking shoes and sandals
* Camera
* Walking stick (optional)
* Personal items, medications
* Some extra spending money (there is one ATM in Aguas Calientes)

From $650.00
5 Days 4 Nights
Machu Picchu
5 days/4 nights Daily Departures Year Round Adult $ 795.00 / Child $ 650.00

Please 'contact us' to book this tour

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!

Details

Tour Details

Prices
Prices are per person based on double occupancy, unless otherwise noted. Prices are subject to change. Prices based on 3.5% cash discount. Prices based on a group minimum of 1 adult travelers. Deposit is 50% of total. Remaining balance becomes due 60 days prior to tour departure.

See Booking Terms and Conditions

Accommodation
camping (3 nts), hotel (1 nts)

Group Size
Minimum 1, Maximum 12

Meals Included 4 breakfasts, 4 lunches, 4 dinners, 3 afternoon teas

Transport Private bus, Machu Picchu Shuttle, train

Inca Trail Trekking Regulations

Salkantay Trek to Machu Picchu Notes 1. A good-strong fitness level is recommended on this tour.

Quick Itinerary

Day 1 Cusco – Mollepata – Soroyapampa
Day 2 Soraypampa – Collapampa
Day 3 Collapampa – La Playa – Santa Teresa
Day 4 Santa Teresa – Hidroelectrica – Aguas Calientes
Day 5 Aguas Calientes – Machu Picchu – Cusco

Full Itinerary

Day 1 Camping: Cusco – Mollepata – Soraypampa (L,D)
Depart from Cusco very early in the morning. Travel by bus to Mollepata (2,900mts). Here, take pleasure in HUMANTAY, the first snow-capped mountain along our route. Then, a four hour ascent to the first pass of SALKANTAY mountain (4,540mts). We stop at the summit for around 25 minutes to take group pictures, as we will have great views of the mountains. We continue walking for approx 2 hrs through unspoiled Andean villages to Soraypampa 3850mts, our first camp. We’ll have an early evening hot drink followed by dinner.

* Included: Lunch, Dinner + Camping facilities

* Today’s walking distance approximately 10km

Day 2 Camping: Soraypampa – Collapampa (B,L,D)
We leave from Soroypampa early after breakfast at 7:00 am approx. in route to Collcapampa. We start with a 4 hour ascent of the Apacheta pass 4590 mts. Check out the hundreds of odd masses of stones (Apachetas) around the pass. The herdsmen leave these stone towers as good luck when they pass a high summit. From this point we can appreciate the spectacular views of the Mountain Salkantay, a stunning snow capped mountain (6264 mts) and the second highest peak in the region. We again stop at the summit for around 25 minutes to take group pictures and continue our descent 4 hours downhill to lunch followed by 2 more hours to camp, afternoon tea and dinner.

* Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner + Camping facilities

*Today’s walking distance approximately 16km

Day 3 Camping: Collapampa – La Playa – Santa Teresa (B,L,D)
On this part of the trek we will walk on a narrow trail 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 village located at 1.645mts by around 1:00pm. We’ll set up camp and optionally visit the medicinal hot springs, which are only 45 minutes from Santa Teresa.

* Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner + Camping facilities.

* Today’s walking distance approximately 15km

Day 4 Hostel: Santa Teresa – Hidroelectrica – Aguas Calientes (B,L,D)
Another early morning wake up call for breakfast. Then approximately 3 hours to get the Urubamba sub-tropical River Valley, the same valley that conceals Machu Picchu. 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 night in a clean hostel with a real bed.

* Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner + Camping facilities.

* Today’s walking distance approximately 12km

Day 5 Aguas Calientes – Machu Picchu – Cusco (B)
Up before dawn for breakfast, then complete your journey on a 1-hour walk, or catch the bus 25 minutes up to the Citadel of Machu Picchu. Join our local guide for a detailed interpretation of the site without the pressure of day-trippers that arrive at midday. Then take advantage, as you’ll have plenty of free time for exploring further. Optionally, climb Huayna Picchu peak, providing the chance to see Machu Picchu and its surroundings from a more exclusive angle. Others may choose to meditate, write in their journal or simply take it all in. Return to Aguas Calientes generally around 1:00pm for lunch, have a dip in the thermal pools, then at 4:00pm we catch our return train to Cusco arriving approximately 9:00pm

* Train departure times quoted here are not guaranteed and may vary according to season and availability

* Included: Breakfast

* Today’s walking distance approximately 5 km

What’s Included

Private transport from Cusco to Soraypampa trailhead
Bus up and down from Aguas Calientes village to Machu Picchu
Back Packer Tourist train return to Cusco.
Entrance fees to the Salkantay Trail and Machu Picchu Archaeological Complex
Excellent Meals: 3 meals a day, afternoon teas
Potable water for your bottle during the trek
Food options for veggies
Bilingual English speaking guide
Professional chef
Chef’s assistant
Horsemen and horses to carry camping equipment, kitchen gear, personal items and an emergency horse
Camping Gear: Double waterproof tents (3 person capacity tent, to allow for top comfort and storage of your gear)+ dining tent with tables and chairs + kitchen tent + toilet tent + tent for our guides and porters
Accommodation: 3 nights camping, 1 night simple hotel
-10 °C goose down sleeping bag and deluxe inflatable Thermarest sleep mattress included for all treks in Peru
Hot water every morning and evening after the trek to keep clean + filtered and boiled water to fill up your water bottle every morning, night, and at lunchtime if requested
Security: first aid kit and emergency oxygen bottle

What’s Not Included

First breakfast (you should to have breakfast at hotel in Cusco before departure day 1)
Lunch day 5 after Machu Picchu.
Entrance to Huayna Picchu Mountain
Gratuities or Tips
Alcoholic beverages

Recommendations

Original passport and copy
Warm sleeping bag
Thermarest mattress
Drinking water
Rain gear
Toilet paper
Garbage bag to store personal items, waterproof for stuff
Flashlight and batteries
Sunglasses, sun block and insect repellent
Sweater and jacket (layers, something warm)
One complete change of clothing (t-shirt, short, long pants)Small towel and bathing suit (hot springs) Sun hat
Snacks during hike (candies, chocolate, energy bars, etc.)
Comfortable hiking shoes and sandals
Camera
Walking stick (optional)
Personal items, medications
Some extra spending money (there is one ATM in Aguas Calientes)

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

Please 'contact us' to book this tour

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.

Details

Tour Details

Prices
Prices are per person based on double occupancy, unless otherwise noted. Prices are subject to change. Prices based on 3.5% cash discount. Prices based on a group minimum of 2 adult travelers. Deposit is 50% of total. Remaining balance becomes due 60 days prior to tour departure.

See Booking Terms and Conditions

Accommodation
3 star hotel (1 nt)

Group Size
Minimum 2, Maximum 12

Meals Included
1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch, 1 Dinner

Transport
Private bus/van, Machu Picchu shuttle, train

Inca Trail Notes
1. Last minute bookings of this trip and all trips that include the Inca Trail will be on an “on request” basis only. To make a booking request for a tour that includes the Inca Trail, Adventures to Peru requires your full name, date of birth, nationality and passport number. 2. A good fitness level is recommended on this tour.

What’s Included

Private transport to train station
Expedition train service Cusco/Sacred Valley of the Incas – Km 104 Trailhead
Bus up and down from Aguas Calientes village to Machu Picchu
Expedition train service return to Sacred Valley of the Incas/Cusco.
Entrance fees to the Inca Trail and Machu Picchu Archaeological Complex
Bilingual English speaking guide
Guided tour of Machu Picchu
Excellent Meals: 1 breakfast, 1 lunch, 1 dinner
Food options for veggies
Accommodation: 1 night 3 star hotel

What’s Not Included

First breakfast (you should to have breakfast at hotel in Cusco before departure day 1
Lunch day 2 after Machu Picchu
Entrance to Huayna Picchu Mountain
Gratuities or Tips
Alcoholic beverages

Recommendations

Original passport (required)
Drinking water
Toilet paper
Garbage bag to store personal items, waterproof for stuff
Sunglasses, sun block and insect repellent
Small towel and bathing suit (hot springs)
Sun hat
Snacks during hike (candies, chocolate, energy bars, etc.)
Comfortable hiking shoes and sandals
Camera
Walking stick (optional)
Personal items, medications
Some extra spending money (there is one ATM in Aguas Calientes)

From $650.00
4 Days 3 Nights
Cusco
4 days/3 nights Daily Departures Year Round Adult $ 695.00 / Child $ 650.00

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Trip Overview Choquequirao or Choquekiraw means “Cradle of Gold” in Quechua Inca’s language, although this is probably not its original name. It is another “Lost City of the Incas” officially rediscovered late in the 20th century. Located high on a ridge almost 1750mts above the raging glacier-fed Apurimac River; it is surrounded by towering Salkantay and Humantay snow-capped peaks. Choquequirao was build during the last days of the Inca Empire during the government of the Inca Pachacutec and probably after the Spanish invasion in 1532. Almost 40 years the Inca’s held stand against the Spanish conquerors (between 1536 – 1572). The construction of the different levels of temples, palaces, canals and aqueducts is extraordinary. It is a city dedicated to worship the “Pachamama” the Andean mother earth “the Apus” mountain gods and divinities, the river and the elements of nature.” Choquequirao finally burned down and was left deserted sometime after the execution of the last Inca, Tupac Amaru I in 1572.

• Distance: 62 km • Duration: 4 Days • When to go: Best from April to November • Altitude: 2,200 masl to 3,100 masl • Difficulty: Moderate to Challenging • Modality: Trekking, scenic and Cultural, Archaeological • Location: Mountain range Vilcabamba – Cusco • Daytime Temperature: 15 ºC to 25 ºC / Nighttime temperature: 1ºC to 4ºC • 1- 2 days of acclimatization required.

*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!

Details

Tour Details

Prices
Prices are per person based on double occupancy, unless otherwise noted. Prices are subject to change. Prices based on 3.5% cash discount. Prices based on a group minimum of 2 adult travelers. Deposit is 50% of total. Remaining balance becomes due 60 days prior to tour departure.

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Accommodation
camping (3 nts)

Group Size
Minimum 4

Meals Included
(3B, 3L, 3D)

Transport
Private bus/van

Choquequirao Trek Notes
1. Last minute bookings of this trip will be on an “on request” basis only. To make a booking request for a tour that includes the Choquequirao Trek, Adventures to Peru requires your full name, date of birth, nationality and correct passport number
2. A good-strong fitness level is recommended on this tour.

Quick Itinerary

Day 1 Cusco – Cachora – Playa Rosalina
Day 2 Playa Rosalina – Choquequirao
Day 3 Choquequirao – Chiquisqa
Day 4 Chiquisqa – Cachora – Cusco

Full Itinerary

Day 1 (L,D) Cusco – Cachora – Playa Rosalina
We depart Cusco at 6:00am for the 4-hour drive to Cachora. On the way we will make a stop to enjoy panoramas of the spectacular Limatambo Canyon, situated between the great Apu Salkantay and Humantay Mountains, then continue to the little village of Cachora. After joining our expedition support team know as ‘arrieros’ or ‘horsemen’, we start a soft hike through this mystical and rich historically territory. It is a 3-hour hike to Capuliyoc (2915m) from where we have our first beautiful views of the Apurimac valley stretching below as well as the snow-capped peaks of Padrayoc and Wayna Cachora. We then descend toward Coca Masana (2330m) where the climate becomes noticeably warmer and the flora and fauna begin to change. After a long decent we arrive at Playa Rosalina (Rosalina Beach) at 1550m beside the raging Apurimac River, famous for its’ rafting, where we will set up camp and spend the night.

Day 2 Rosalina Beach – Choquequirao (B,L,D)
After breakfast, depart our campsite at 06:00am to cross the Apurimac River. We’ll climb switchback trails to Santa Rosa (2100m).

It is a 5-hour hike to Raqaypata beside the Chunchullumayo River where we will have a late lunch and a much deserved rest. Along we way we will observe many orchids, wild flowers and birds. From Raqaypata to Choquequirao (3035m) is a 2-hour hike. We will arrive at the archaeological site in time to enjoy the sunset and maybe the opportunity to see a Condor flying nearby. Our campsite will be just outside the ruins.

Day 3: Choquequirao – Raqaypata (B,L,D)
Today is dedicated to exploring this incredible sacred town of Choquequirao. Here you will see more elaborate buildings and solid 15th century Inca architecture. Our guide will explain the history and importance of the Site, followed by free time to visit the Complex. Late afternoon departure for return trek, stopping to camp for the night at Raqaypata.

Day 4 Raqaypata – Cachora – Cusco (B)
Today we leave the camp early and start the two or three hour climb to the Chiquisca, then we will make our way back to the Capuliyoc Pass, having another great opportunity to enjoy the canyon. After lunch we will continue our fairly flat return route to Cachora. From here we’ll catch our bus back to Cusco

What’s Included

Round trip private transport from Cusco to Cachora trailhead
Entrance fees to Choquequirao Archaeological Park
Excellent Meals: 3 breakfasts, 3 lunches, 3 dinners
Potable water for your bottle during the trek
Food options for veggies
Bilingual English speaking guide
Professional chef
Chef’s assistant
Horses to carry camping equipment, kitchen gear, and an emergency horse
Camping Gear: Double waterproof tents (3 person capacity tent, to allow for top comfort and storage of your gear)+ dining tent with tables and chairs + kitchen tent + toilet tent + tent for our guides and porters
Accommodation: 3 nights camping
-10 °C goose down sleeping bag and deluxe inflatable Thermarest sleep mattress included for all treks in Peru
Hot water every morning and evening after the trek to keep clean + filtered and boiled water to fill up your water bottle every morning, night, and at lunchtime if requested
Security: first aid kit and emergency oxygen bottle

What’s Not Included

First breakfast (you should to have breakfast at the hotel in Cusco before departure day 1)
Lunch the 4th day
Gratuities or Tips

Recommendations

Original passport and copy
Warm sleeping bag
Thermarest mattress
Drinking water
Rain gear
Toilet paper
Garbage bag to store personal items, waterproof for stuff
Flashlight and batteries
Sunglasses, sun block and insect repellent
Sweater and jacket (layers, something warm)
One complete change of clothing (t-shirt, short, long pants)
Small towel and bathing suit (hot springs) Sun hat
Snacks during hike (candies, chocolate, energy bars, etc.)
Comfortable hiking shoes and sandals
Camera
Walking stick (optional)
Personal items, medications
Some extra spending money

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