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From Cusco: 2-Day 1-Night Humantay Lake Trek & Machu Picchu

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Activity provider: Willka Travel

From Cusco: 2-Day 1-Night Humantay Lake Trek & Machu Picchu

Activity provider: Willka Travel

From US$ 497 per person

Get to know the beauty of Humantay Lake before heading to the town of Aguas Calientes by train. Visit Machu Picchu on a 2-day experience combining Humantay and Machu Picchu.

About this activity

Cancellation policy
This activity is non-refundable
Covid-19 precautions
Special health and safety measures are in place. Check your activity voucher once you book for full details. Learn more
Duration 2 days
Check availability to see starting times.
Live tour guide
Spanish, English
Pickup included
Please provide your hotel’s name and address in Cusco center. Please indicate if you are staying at a private accommodation (with address), you will then be provided with a meeting point close by.
Small group
Limited to 10 participants

Experience

Highlights
  • Hike through the Andes Mountains to Humantay Lake
  • Experience the magic of the Humantay Lagoon and Machu Picchu, often called The Lost City of the Incas
  • Take a scenic train and bus ride to Machu Picchu, and then meet the locals on your journey to the mysterious wonder
  • Experience the changing climates of the stunning landscapes
Full description
You will be picked up from your hotel between 4:00 AM and 4:30 AM. Then, travel approximately 2-hours to Mollepata village, located in the lush valley of the Apurimac River. After breakfast in Mollepata, continue your journey towards Soraypampa, where you will begin your trek to Humantay Lake. After walking for 1.5-hours, see the wonderful Humantay Lake, considered as a sacred mountain in Incan mythology. For this part of your trek, you can rent a horse to get to the lake. After, return to Mollepata where you will have lunch. Once you have finished lunch, travel back to Poroy. On arrival, your private transportation will be waiting for you to continue to Ollantaytambo, where you will board a train to Aguas Calientes. After the 2-hour train journey, you will stay overnight in a selected hotel. The second day is the most important day, as you will be visiting Machu Picchu. Wake up early to enjoy breakfast at the hotel and then travel to the bus station to try and catch one of the first buses, which begin at 5:30 AM. As soon as you arrive at the complex, your guide will take you to the best spot to overlook the ruins and get a panoramic view of the landscape. There will be a rendezvous to observe the sunrise in order to get a spectacular view of the Lost City of the Incas. Then enjoy a 2-hour guided tour around Machu Picchu, with plenty of free time afterwards to explore on your own. If you have tickets to climb the amazing mountain of Huayna Picchu, your guide will direct you to where this hike begins. Once you are done with exploring all that Machu Picchu has to offer, you will take a bus down to Aguas Calientes for lunch. Then, take an afternoon train back to Ollantaytambo and from there the bus to Cusco, where you will be dropped off at your hotel.
Includes
  • Pickup from your hotel in Cusco
  • English/Spanish-speaking guides
  • Transportation with a polar blanket
  • Humantay Lake tour with a hiking stick
  • Breakfast and lunch on day 1
  • Private transportation to Ollantaytambo
  • Round-trip expedition train from Ollantaytambo
  • Hotel accommodation at a 3-star hotel in Aguas Calientes with breakfast
  • Round-trip bus transportation to Machu Picchu
  • Entry ticket to Machu Picchu
  • 2-hour guided tour of Machu Picchu
  • Bus transportation back to your hotel in Cusco
  • Lunch on the second day
  • Tips
Not suitable for
  • Pregnant women
  • People with mobility impairments
  • People with heart problems
Covid-19 precautions

You must book this activity online because the ticket office is closed

Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • You must keep social distance while in vehicles
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • You must bring your own headphones
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask
  • You must fill out a travel information form
  • You will receive a mandatory temperature check

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Important information

What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes
  • Water

Not allowed

  • Luggage or large bags
  • Drones
  • Alcohol and drugs

Know before you go

  • It is recommended that you bring a raincoat and sunblock
  • A backpack is necessary for this activity
  • You will need to be in possession of a valid passport
  • If you want to climb the mountain of Huayna Picchu, please make sure you arrange your ticket at least a month in advance, as tickets do sell out. Tickets are 25 USD per person
  • Provide the full name, passport number, age and nationality of each guest
Customer reviews

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When we arrived it was very foggy and rainy so we couldn't see that much of Machu Picchu. The part that I didn't like (a lot) is that the tour guide had us like for 45 minutes talking about the history of thia place at the very top. Once it was time to see the rest of the place he had to go because he had another tour programmed. So the rest of the tour was kinda in a rush. He later said that we could stay as long as we wanted but we had a train to catch so we had to go too.

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October 29, 2022

These were two eventful, exciting and wonderful days! But be careful not for untrained people! A very exhausting and demanding tour! But it's worth it! Great organization, pick-ups etc perfect. A big thank you to the team who set heaven and hell in motion to collect my daughter's forgotten passport at the hotel and take us afterwards! 5⭐️

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June 17, 2018

Product ID: 147237