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2-Days Tour from Cusco:Sacred Valley & Machu Picchu by Train

1. 2-Days Tour from Cusco:Sacred Valley & Machu Picchu by Train

Day 1: Cusco | Visit local family | Salt mines | Moray | Train trip to Machu Picchu Have a comfortable pickup after breakfast at your hotel, your guide will go through your hotel to go to the town of Maras - salt mines, passing through the typical town of Chinchero on the way here you will have enough time to visit a local house where you will have the opportunity to take a picture with alpaca, llama, vicuñas. Leaving behind the local family in Chincheros, you will drive to Moray, an Inca-era archaeological site. Learn about the design and purpose of this circular-style terrace system, a complex that was built by ancient civilization as a testing ground for various microclimates and different types of agricultural crops. After Moray, you will drive 30 minutes until you reach the "Salineras", a collection of salt mines used since the Inca period to extract salt. The pattern formed by the area's range of more than 3,000 small salt pools creates a visually stunning sight for visitors. After your visit to the Salineras, you will be taken through Urubamba where our guide will give you lunch options. After lunch we will take you to the train station located in the same town of Ollantaytambo and we will board the selected train that will take us to Aguas Calientes (town of Machupicchu). This train ride allows you to appreciate the fascinating landscape along the sacred Vilcanota River. You will arrive in Aguas Calientes at the exit door of the train station, we will be waiting to take you to your hotel where you will spend the night. Settle into your hotel, After check - in, you have the afternoon free at your own expense. Day 2: Machu Picchu | cuzco After having our breakfast at the hotel we will transfer with our guide to the bus station. This bus will take us to the main gate of the Historic Sanctuary of Machupicchu where we will begin our unforgettable experience. Your expert guide will walk you through the main streets of these incredible ruins. Stroll through the city squares and up the delicately carved stone stairs. Esoteric wisdom supports Machu Picchu as the new spiritual center of the world. There will be time to be alone and fully embrace this magnificent wonder of the world, letting this once-in-a-lifetime experience settle in. Once the guide is finished we will have additional time to explore on our own. After finishing the visit, we will take the bus back to Aguas Calientes where you will have time for lunch (not included). At the indicated time we will board the train that will not take us to the Ollantaytambo train station. Upon arrival at the train station in Ollantaytambo, our transport will be waiting to take you back to your hotel in Cuzco. Estimated arrival time 6.30pm. At the time of booking choose: Option 1: Voyager Train With all the comforts on board. Option 2: Vistadome Train 360° Panoramic windows located on the walls and ceilings of the carriages make the connection with the outside experience very vivid.

From Cusco: 2-Day Guided Trip to Machu Picchu with Transfers

2. From Cusco: 2-Day Guided Trip to Machu Picchu with Transfers

Day 1: Cusco - Aguas Calientes At the coordinated time, the tourist transport will pick you up at your the hotel in Cusco, from there, you will travel a two-hour journey through the Sacred Valley of the Incas, to the Ollantaytambo train station. Upon arrival, you will board the train (according to the category chosen) and you will undertake the hour and a half journey into the Andes mountain range and through a landscape that will be difficult to forget. Mountains that seem to touch the sky, rivers that merge with the green of the hills. Simply amazing! Upon arrival at the town of Aguas Calientes, the staff will be waiting for you, to welcome you and take you to the hotel (according to the chosen category), after the briefing, you will have free time to enjoy the hot springs that are in the town Or, you can walk through this hidden place. Day 2: Machu Picchu - Cusco After breakfast at the hotel, the guide will pick you up to take you to line up for the bus that will take you to the entrance to the most important citadel of the Inca empire: Machu Picchu. Who has not ever dreamed of admiring the ancient Inca citadel? Once there, you can make the trek through the HuaynaPicchu mountain or MachuPicchu mountain (remember that to carry out these treks, you must confirm your income at the time of booking, since spaces are limited), you will take a guided tour of two and a half hours Approximately through the alleys and passageways of one of the Seven Wonders of the Modern World, accompanied by a local guide who is an expert of the ancient Inca culture, the energy that emanates from the place will envelop you, mysticism and magic will be a key piece for this great experience marked your life completely. At the end, the guide will say goodbye and give you all the instructions to return to the town of Aguas Calientes, you will have time to eat on your own, in one of the typical restaurants and continue exploring the small Andean town. At the indicated time, you must be at the Aguas Calientes train station to board the train and make the journey to Ollantaytambo, upon arrival, the transport will be waiting for you to return to the hotel in Cusco. Ending in this way an activity that you will surely never forget.

From Cusco: Classic Salkantay Trek with Return by Train

3. From Cusco: Classic Salkantay Trek with Return by Train

Make the most of your time in Peru with a 4 or 5-day hike along the famous Salkantay Trek. Take in panoramic views of Humantay Mountain, enjoy an optional visit to the Cocalmayo Hot Springs, and watch the sunrise at Macchu Picchu. Campsite accommodation and transfers are included. Day 1: Cusco - Mollepata - Challacancha - Laguna Humantay - Soraypampa After getting picked up from your accommodation in Cusco, drive through the towns of Izcuchaca and Limatambo before arriving at Mollepata, where you can buy a light breakfast and water. Continue to Challacancha, where the 3-hour walk to Soraypampa begins. Stop for lunch and then walk around 1-2 hours to the Humantay Lagoon. Return to Soraypampa and overnight at camp with tent and dinner. Day 2: Soraypampa - Soyrococha - Salkantay - Huayracmachay - Chaullay Wake up with the first light of the day at 5:30 AM and have a quick breakfast. Start your walk to the highest point of the trail: the Salkantay Pass (4650 meters/15255 feet), where you can appreciate the imposing snowy peaks of the Salkantay, Humantay, Tucarhuay, and Pumasillo mountains. The downward hike is snake-shaped, leading to the Huayracmachay camp, where you will stop for lunch. At the end of this exceptional hike, arrive at Chaullay Village (2900 meters/9514 feet) for a break from a long day of hiking. Enjoy dinner at the camp before heading to your tent for the night. Day 3: Chaullay - Playa Sahuayaco - Lucmabamba - Santa Teresa (optional Cocalmayo) After breakfast, hike to the small town of La Playa through the Santa Teresa Valley where you will stop for lunch. After lunch, board a bus to the camp in Santa Teresa, where you can enjoy an optional visit to the Cocalmayo Hot Springs, which have medicinal and therapeutic waters. Enjoy dinner at the camp before heading to your tent for the night. If you choose the 4-day option, you will be taken by bus to Hydroelectric right after your lunch. From there, start a walk on the train tracks through the native jungle to Aguas Calientes, about a 3-hour trek. Upon arrival in Aguas Calientes, enjoy free time before dinner to rest or walk through the town. Day 4 for 5-day option: Santa Teresa - Hydroelectric - Aguas Calientes After breakfast, start the 3-hour walk to the Hydroelectric through the valley floor. Upon arrival, recharge with lunch. You can add on a zip line adventure after breakfast; in this case, after the activity, you will be taken to the beginning of the trail to Aguas Calientes at Hydroelectric. From Hydroelectric, hike on the train tracks through the jungle to Aguas Calientes, about a 3-hour trek. Upon arrival in Aguas Calientes, you will have free time before dinner to rest or walk through the town. Day 4 for 4-day option / Day 5 for 5-day option: Aguas Calientes - Machu Picchu - Cusco Get up early to start the trek to Machu Picchu, the Lost City of the Incas. After a steep 1.5-hour walk, be rewarded with views of the sunrise from the Inca citadel before the crowds arrive (you can replace the hike with a bus ride for an additional cost if required). Enjoy a 2-hour guided tour of Machu Picchu and the surrounding sites. Enjoy free time to take photos and look around the citadel. If you choose one of the add-on hikes to the mountains, you will split ways with the group to go by yourself to Huayna Picchu or Machu Picchu mountain. Leave Machu Picchu and return to Aguas Calientes (walking or by bus, depending on what you choose). Once in Aguas Calientes, board your train to Ollantaytambo, and take a minivan from there to Cusco. Arrive back in Cusco around 9:30 - 10:00 PM. The drop-off will be in Plaza San Francisco in the historic center, near the Plaza de Armas.

From Cusco: Budget Inca Jungle Trek with Return by Car

4. From Cusco: Budget Inca Jungle Trek with Return by Car

DAY 1: Cusco - Abra Málaga - Huamanmarca - Santa María or Santa Teresa (overnight depending on option chosen) Pickup from your accommodation in Cusco between 6:00 - 6:30 AM. Transfer to the highest point, Abra Malaga, at an altitude of 4316 m, from where you will descend by bike for 3 hours, passing streams and vegetation until you reach Huamanmarca. Then, you will be transferred to the town of Santa María, to have a typical lunch and free time to explore coca and coffee plants with your guide. You can choose to add on a rafting adventure available at an additional cost (Level II, III and IV). If you choose the 3-day option, you will continue the route until you reach the thermal baths of Cocalmayo in Santa Teresa, which are medicinal and therapeutic waters. After relaxing, continue in a 40-minute walk to the town of Santa Teresa where you will overnight in a family lodging. If you choose the 4-day option, you will have free time until dinner time in Santa María, and will overnight. DAY 2 for 4-day option: Santa María - Quellomayo - Termas de Cocalmayo - Santa Teresa Start the hike with a gradual climb for 3 hours. This area is tropical and you will appreciate organic products of different varieties such as coffee, cocoa, avocado and medicinal plants. Along the way you will also appreciate natural attractions such as the "El Velo de Nusta" waterfall, before reaching the highest pass of the day called "Pastogrande" at 1900 meters. Stop for lunch at Islayunca. Continue to the unexplored waterfall "Gonzales", then walk 2.5 hours so you can enjoy the hot springs of Cocalmayo in Santa Teresa, which have medicinal and therapeutic waters. After relaxing, continue on a 40-minute walk to the town of Santa Teresa where you will overnight in a family lodging. DAY 2 for 3-day option / DAY 3 for 4-day option: Santa Teresa - Hydroelectric - Aguas Calientes After a typical breakfast, you can choose to add on a zipline adventure after your breakfast. In this case, after the activity, you will be taken by transport to the beginning of the trail to Aguas Calientes at Hydroelectric. If you skip the zipline, you will be taken straight to Hydroelectric. Start a walk on the train tracks through a native jungle to Aguas Calientes, about a 3 hours trek. Upon arrival in Aguas Calientes, enjoy lunch. At Aguas Calientes, your guide will show you to your accommodation. Have dinner in a restaurant and plan with the guide for the next day's visit to Machu Picchu. Overnight in Aguas Calientes. DAY 3 for 3-day option / DAY 4 for 4-day option: Aguas Calientes - Machu Picchu - Hydroelectric - Cusco Get up early in the morning at 4:30 AM to start the walk towards Machu Picchu, the Lost City of the Incas. The steep walk up will last approximately 1.5 hours, and the objective is to appreciate the sunrise from the Inca citadel and be the first to arrive. The walk up to Machu Picchu requires a good physical condition — you can also choose to add on a bus to Machu Picchu, if you don't want to do the walk. Enjoy a 2-hour guided tour of Machu Picchu and the surrounding sites. Enjoy free time to take photos and look around the citadel. If you chose one of the extra hikes to one of the mountains, you will split ways with the group to go by yourself to Huayna Picchu or Machu Picchu mountain. You can choose to add on these hikes at the checkout. Leave Machu Picchu and return to Aguas Calientes (walking or by bus, depending on if you choose add-on at checkout). Once in Aguas Calientes, start the walk back to Hydroelectric where your guide will be waiting to gather the group to return to the city of Cusco — again, you can choose to add on a train to Hydroelectric at the checkout, if you don't want to do the walk. Be back in Cusco around 9:30 - 10:00 PM. The drop-off will be in San Francisco square in the historic center, near Plaza de Armas. Please have in mind this is a budget-friendly tour and does not include the train back to Cusco. Distance traveled by car/van from Hydroelectric to Cusco is approximately 5 to 6 hours.

From Cusco: 2 Day Bus Tour to Machu Picchu

5. From Cusco: 2 Day Bus Tour to Machu Picchu

Experience two full days exploring the National Park of Machu Picchu. Travel to to the hydroelectric plant and witness the surrounding mountain scenery as you drive by. Enjoy a walk or trainride into the town of Aguas Calientes. Wake and walk to the archeological site and take a 2-hour guided tour. Begin traveling to the Machu Picchu hydroelectric plant, and marvel at the beautiful landscape as the bus travels through the mountains and into the cloud forest. Arrive at Santa Tereza to stop for lunch, and then continue on to the Machu Picchu National Park. Enter the National Park of Machu Picchu and enjoy an unguided walk along the well marked train tracks for two hours to reach the town of Aguas Calientes, or skip the walk and choose to add the option of a train ride. Meet the guide in the main plaza upon arrival in Aguas Calientes. Learn more about the town and the meeting point for dinner. Receive information about the next day's activities and return to the hotel to sleep and prepare for another day of excitement and exploration. Wake up packed and excited for a walk from Machu Picchu town to the archaeological site. Choose the option to skip the one hour walk and add a bus ride. Enjoy a two hour guided tour inside the archaeological site. Opt to hike or bus to the hydroelectric station where the return bus will be waiting. Take in the scenery on a peaceful six hour ride back to Cusco.

From Cusco: 5-Day Salkantay Trek to Machu Picchu & Visit

6. From Cusco: 5-Day Salkantay Trek to Machu Picchu & Visit

DAY01: MOLLEPATA – SORAYPAMPA We will pick you up at 5:00am from your hotel and travel by private van to the village of Mollepata in the verdant Apurimac River Valley. After breakfast and getting ready, we will take a three and a half hour walk to Sicllapata. Here we will eat lunch surrounded by beautiful panoramic views of the snow-capped peaks of Humantay and Salkantay. We will continue our trek towards Soraypamapa (4000m/12750ft) for another 4 hours. This campsite is the highest and coldest campsite of the whole trip. DAY02: SORAYPAMPA –QOLPAPAMPA The second day is the longest day of the trek. After an early breakfast, we will start hiking up a moderate climb for three and a half hours until we reach the Salkantay Pass (4600m/9800ft). From this point, we can soak in spectacular views of Salkantay. At the pass you can leave a piece of rock carried from the bottom as a present for the mountain spirit. We will continue a downhill trek for two hours to Huayracmachay. After a quick rest, we will continue our hike for three and a half hours through the Amazon jungle (do not forget your bugspray!). We will reach our second campsite, Colcapampa (3000m/9800ft) and have dinner. Depending on how quickly the group hikes, other possible campsites are Andenes or Challway. DAY03: QOLPAPAMPA – THE BEACH After breakfast at 5:30am, we will start a 6 hour hike through the tropical jungle. We will cross the Lluskamayo River and a variety of small streams so waterproof shoes are a good idea. We will pass through gorgeous valleys and have wonderful views of waterfalls. Your guide will show you naturally growing tropical fruits and native plants and flowers.Then will spend the night in campsite of La Playa (2500m/8350ft). We will also have the option to spend a relaxing afternoon at the hot springs and enjoy the refreshing river. DAY04: THE BEACH – LLACTAPATA – HOT SPRINGS In the morning, we will leave La Playa and start a 3 hour climb to reach Llactapata (2.700m/8910ft), an incredible Inca fort from which we will enjoy our first view of Machu Picchu! After some pictures and rest, we will descend for two hours to the Hydroelectric Plant, where we will have our final lunch. At about 4pm, we will reach to Aguas Calientes where we will spend the night. In Aguas Calientes, we will enjoy a celebratory dinner and enjoy the comfort of beds and hot showers at a local hostel. You will also have the option to take advantage of the thermal springs in the evening (10 soles). DAY05: MACHU PICCHU 1) we can hike for one and a half hours from Aguas Calientes to Machu Picchu, or Taking bus By waking up early, you will witness the magnificent sunrise at this ancient Inca city. At Machu Picchu, you will have a guided tour for approximately 2 hours. After the tour, you will have free time to explore this mysterious city by yourself. When you finish at Machu Picchu, you will meet your guide in Aguas Calientes for lunch where he/she will give you your train ticket back to Cusco.

From Cusco : Hiking 8 Days Salkantay Trek to Machu Picchu

7. From Cusco : Hiking 8 Days Salkantay Trek to Machu Picchu

Day 1: Cusco Navel of the World to Museo Inka Y Koricancha. This morning will be reserved for resting or free time. In the afternoon, visit the Inka Museum, which is home of thousands of years of Andean culture. Here, become more familiar with the origins and beginnings of Andean civilizations. Continue the tour to the temple of Koricancha, the famous Sun Temple of Qosqo, which was, and still remains, the pinaccle of organization, architecture, and religion of Inka civilization. During its construction, they had already achieved the greatest advances of their time. This temple may have been the exact representation of the Navel of the World and therefore the center of the world, as dictated by the pre-hispanic Andean cosmovision. Stay at the 3-star Cusco Tandapata Boutique Hotel or similar. Day 2: Chinchero to Maras Salt Mines and Moray. Be collected around 8:00 AM and head to Moray. The drive is about 1 hour and 20 minutes and is absolutely beautiful. You will drive through the snow-capped peaks of the Andes and through lush yellow fields of wheat, past some villages. Finally, you will arrive at the fascinating display of terraces in Moray. Moray boasts three amphitheater-like terraces made by the Incas. These terraces, which are carved deep into the earth in a bowl shape, were thought to be used to determine the optimal conditions for growing crops. When you are done exploring Moray, you will head to the salt mines of Maras, which is about 2 miles away. This village is known as a former salt-producing center that is thought to date back to pre-Inca times. There are over 3,000 salt pools carved into the mountain side, which are filled daily by a little stream of water. The last place to visit will be Chinchero. Here, admire the well-preserved Inka walls of the main square as well as the many altars. Visit the beautiful colonial church, which is unique with its interior artwork and imagery. Moving on, participate in a wonderful introduction and learning experience of the art of Andean textiles. Throughout the afternoon, become acquainted with the wisdom of Andean weavings as maintained since long before Inka times. Once you are done, you will head back to the city in time to enjoy some lunch on your own. Stay at the 3-star Cusco Tandapata Boutique Hotel or similar. Day 3: Cusco to Molleptat to Soraypampa Trek. Leave from Cusco approximately between 4:30 AM and 5:00 AM. A bus will take you to the town of Mollepata at 2,900 meters above sea level for approximately 8:00 AM. Stop for last minute supplies, leg-stretching, and using the restrooms. Continue to the trek starting point, Sayapata. Meet the support staff, who will load the equipment onto horses and mules. Around 9:00 AM, begin the walk toward Soraypampa at 3,850 meters above sea level. During the trip, have panoramic views of the majestic Salkantay, other mountains covered with snow, and the Valley of Apurimac River. At about 1:00 PM, have a Peruvian lunch. Then, continue hiking toward Humantay Lake, which takes approximately 3 hours. This is a beautiful lake in the mountains. Return to the camp, where dinner and your tent will be ready for you. Day 4: SorayPampa to Challway. Today, nature will change drastically from dry sceneries to snowy peaks and tropical areas. After a nutritious breakfast, start the most difficult part of the trek. Being around 7:00 AM and hike to a place called Pampas Salkantay. Go toward the left side of the snowy peaks of Umantay, located next to the Apu Salkantay. At midday, you will reach the highest point at 4,600 meters above sea level. Appreciate spectacular views of the mountains and the imposing snowy peaks of the Salkantay at 6,264 meters above sea level, which is known as the second highest point of the Cusco region. At around 1:00 PM, have lunch in the area called Huayracmachay. After a trek of approximately 3 hours, arrive at your camp in Challway at 2,920 meters above sea level. At around 7:00 PM, recuperate from the trek and eat dinner. Day 5: Challway to La Playa to Lucmabamba. At around 7:00 AM, begin your trek and enjoy the beautiful sunrise. Walk for about 5 hours toward Playa Sahuayaco and during this period see a town called Collpabamba, which is also called the Forest Cloudy Brow where waterfalls, fruit-bearing trees, varied flora, and birds can be observed. If you are lucky, you will be able to observe the famous bird called the Cock of the Rocks, which is the national bird of Peru. Once at Playa Sahuayaco have lunch then continue hiking for a couple of hours to get to Lucmabamba, which is your last campsite and the beginning of the Inca Trail of Llacta Pata. Day 6: Lucmabamba to Llaptapata to Hydro-Electrical Power Plant to Aguas Calientes. At around 8:00 AM, begin the gradual hike up for about 2 hours. Reach Llapta Pata, a beautiful archeological site with connections to the Inca sites of Machupicchu and Sayacmarka. Have plenty of time to explore this Inca site. Then, start your descent to the hydro-electrical power plant, which takes about 1.5-hours. A pleasant 3-hour walk will bring you to Aguas Calientes, where you will stay in Aguas Calientes Hatun Samay Hotel or a similar hostel for the night. Go out and have dinner together in one of the many restaurants. Day 7: Aguas Calientes to Machu Picchu to Cusco. Today, rise very early to catch the first bus to Machu Picchu and enter the site as it opens. There will be a 2-3 hour guided tour of the site to show you some of the most important locations, altars, and constructions. You will learn about the history of this amazing place and the people who once lived here. After, if you have the permit to climb either Huayna Picchu or Machu Picchu mountain, you can do it now. In the afternoon, your train will depart Aguas Calientes to Ollantaytambo then you will carry on by bus to Cusco. Stay at the 3-star Cusco Tandapata Boutique Hotel or similar. Day 8: Free day and fly to Lima. You have the morning to relax and spend free time exploring Cusco. In the afternoon, take the transfer to the airport for your departure flight to Lima.

From Cusco: Overnight Machu Picchu and Sacred Valley Trip

8. From Cusco: Overnight Machu Picchu and Sacred Valley Trip

Escape your daily routine on an overnight, multi-stop Machu Picchu adventure with round-trip transportation from Cusco. Visit the Sacred Valley, Pisac, Ollantaytambo, and more. Entry tickets, guided tours, a buffet lunch, and overnight accommodation in Aguas Calientes are included in your trip. Day 1: Cusco - Sacred Valley – Aguas CalientesStart bright and early with pickup from your hotel, then set out to the Sacred Valley of the Incas for a guided tour along the river. Visit the Pisac Archaeological Park and its traditional market before sitting down for a buffet lunch in Urubamba. Continue to the city of Ollantaytambo, where you’ll get out to walk through the cobbled streets to see how the Inca culture is kept alive here. In the afternoon, take the train to the city of Aguas Calientes, tickets included. The approximately 2-hour trip will give you plenty of time to relax and see wonderful views of the Andean Mountains. Upon arrival at the Aguas Calientes Train Station, take a transfer to your 3-star hotel accommodation for the night. Day 2: Machu Picchu – Aguas Calientes – CuscoIn the morning after breakfast at the hotel, take a 25-minute bus ride with your guide from Aguas Calientes to Machu Picchu (included). Upon arrival at Machu Picchu, embark on a 2-hour guided tour of the citadel. Afterward, there will be free time to explore and take photos. After experiencing Machu Picchu to the fullest, you’ll hop back on the bus to Aguas Calientes. Upon arrival, enjoy some more free time to explore the town and visit one of the local restaurants (costs not included). In the afternoon, return to Cusco by train. After an approximately 4-hour ride, you’ll arrive back in Cusco and take a final transfer back to your hotel.

From Cusco: 3-Day Tour to Machu Picchu with Hotel Stays

9. From Cusco: 3-Day Tour to Machu Picchu with Hotel Stays

It can be difficult, setting up everything you need to visit Machu Picchu: transportation, accommodation, guides, and more. This three-day excursion to Machu Picchu through the nearby city of Cusco streamlines the travel process by organizing all of those things in advance. With two nights of accommodation in Cusco and a full day dedicated to exploring Machu Picchu with a guide, this tour package allows you to explore this Unesco World Heritage site, even if you have limited time in the area. Day 1: Upon arrival at the Cusco airport, our guide will meet you and transfer you to your hotel in our private transport. After check-in, our guide will brief you and check the details of the next day's activities and answer any questions you may have. If you want to avoid the altitude in Cusco today, upon arrival at the Cusco airport we can transfer you directly to the Ollantaytambo train station and board the train to Aguas Calientes (you can then choose between sleeping in Cusco or Aguas Calientes) Day 2: After breakfast at your hotel, we will pick you up and transfer you in our private transportation to the Sacred Valley Ollantaytambo train station and board the Inca Rail train to Aguas Calientes (Machupicchu town). This train trip allows you to appreciate the fascinating landscape along the sacred Vilcanota River. Upon arrival at the Aguas Calientes train station, our staff will greet you and assist you to board the bus and take a short walk to the main entrance gate of Machupicchu to begin a unique experience exploring one of the New Seven Wonders of the world accompanied by a professional guide who will share with you all his knowledge about the history, traditions and more that surround this mysterious and enigmatic Inca citadel. Once the guided tour is over, you will have free time to explore the wonders of Machupicchu on your own. After finishing your visit, board the bus to Aguas Calientes for lunch (not included) and enjoy some extra time in town to shop for local souvenirs and then board the train back to Ollantaytambo train station where our staff will be waiting for you and be transferred in our private transportation back to your hotel in Cusco. Dia 3: After breakfast at your hotel, we will transfer you back to the airport according to your flight itinerary

Cusco: 4-Day Hiking Trek to Machu Picchu with Lunches

10. Cusco: 4-Day Hiking Trek to Machu Picchu with Lunches

DAY 1: PUMA HUANCA – HUARAN – CANCHA CANCHA We will pick you up at 5:00 am and travel in a bus for one and a half hours to the village of Puma Huanca, located in the Sacred Valley between the towns of Pisac and Urubamba. We´ll join our wranglers and pack the horses that will be carrying our gear. From here, we will begin our trek. Leaving the Sacred Valley behind us we head northwards following a gently climbing trail that runs parallel to the small Cancha Cancha River. We will soon reach the village of Huaran, where we will enjoy our first lunch on the trail. After lunch, it is a four-hour trek to our destination, the small village of Cancha Cancha (3800m/1250ft), where we’ll spend the night. DAY 2: CANCHA CANCHA – QUISHUARANI This day will be the most challenging day of the trek. We will leave Cancha Cancha in the morning and continue up the valley, passing small thatched stone houses. After half an hour, the trail flattens out before climbing steeply for a two-and-a-half-hour trek to the highest pass, Pachacutec Pass (4758m1558ft). From this pass, you’ll be rewarded with superb views of Pachacutec Lake and the snowy peak of Pitusiray. The trail continues for an hour along a narrow ridge until it descends into a beautiful isolated corrie filled by a glacial lake, where we will have lunch. The lip of the corrie descends into the next valley, following a series of cascading waterfalls to the village of Quisuarani (3700m1220ft), where we’ll camp here for the night. DAY 3: QUISUARANI – HOT SPRINGS We will follow the trail in the river valley downhill for about three and a half hours to the town of Lares (3100m1020ft). Half an hour before arriving at the town of Lares, you’ll have the opportunity to enjoy a soak in some open-air thermal springs. At about 1 pm, the bus will pick us up and leave for Ollantaytambo, where you will have some time to rest and explore the historic town. We will then take the train to the town of Aguas Calientes, where we will enjoy a celebratory dinner. DAY 4: MACHU PICCHU! On the fourth day, we will have two options to get to Machu Picchu. We have the possibility to walk an hour and a half to Aguas Calientes or catch an early bus. We will be able to witness the magnificent sunrise in the ancient Inca city. There will be a walking tour of approximately 2 hours, after which you can explore the mysterious city by yourself. After exploring Machu Picchu, you will meet your guide in Aguas Calientes for lunch and you will be given train tickets back to Cusco. If you wish, an extra night in Aguas Calientes, you can coordinate. Please let us know if you would like to stay an additional night when you book your trip.

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What people are saying about Aguas Calientes

I enjoyed the trek and was looked after well the local tour guides, especially when I fell ill. The food was very nutritious and tasty, though not a lot of variety. This wasn't a problem, we understood it was necessary when buying food for 15-30 people for 5 days that needed to be transported high into the mountains, I mention this so others don't come expecting variety. We were a little disappointed on the final day to be left in the rain at the gates to Machu Picchu for 1 hour before our guides turned up, but I am happy to report this was dealt with very efficiently and professionally by GetYourGuide! I would recommend this trek to others! Be prepared as it isn't an easy walk, and be prepared for cloud cover when you arrive, it's luck of the draw!

The trip was really well organized. The agency sent us an email early on about the process and there were personal preliminary discussions with the agency and Machu Picchu guide about the process. The stations in the Sacred Valley of the Incas were super exciting and the stay with a guide in Machu Picchu was a real dream. I can only recommend this trip and the travel agency...

Unfortunately I couldn’t do the whole trail because I got sick because of the altitude. The guide Dorian did everything very well and kept us updated all the time! I think he made it a unique experience for all of us, even if I wasn’t able to finish it myself! The breakfast at the first day wasn’t good at all and I think this needs to be improved!

One of the best experiences of my life!! The trekk perfectly organized, the guides Rubén and Roger excellent, at all times taking care of the group !! When I needed the help of Get Your Guide they resolved immediately. I'm very happy!! Thank you very much.

Haku travel was helpful when I finally got a hold of them. I was added to a group with another tour operator Anacondortours, Roberto was the best guide. Felt like a friend afterwards.