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

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

From US$ 497 per person

This 2-day tour is highly recommended for couples or families, especially for those who love beautiful landscapes and mountains. If you are short on time in Peru, don’t miss this opportunity to visit Humantay Lake and Machu Picchu.

About this activity

Free cancellation
Cancel up to 24 hours in advance to receive a full refund
Covid-19 precautions
Special health and safety measures apply. Learn more
Mobile ticketing
Use your phone or print your voucher
Duration 2 days
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Instant confirmation
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


  • 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.
  • Pick-up from your hotel in Cusco
  • Tour guide for Humantay
  • Humantay Lake tour with hiking poles and polar blankets
  • Breakfast in Mollepata
  • Lunch in Mollepata
  • First aid kit including communication radios
  • Private transportation to Ollantaytambo
  • Expedition train round-trip from Ollantaytambo
  • Hotel accommodation at a 3-star hotel in Aguas Calientes with breakfast
  • Bus transport to Machu Picchu
  • Entrance fee to Machu Picchu
  • 2-hour guided tour in Machu Picchu
  • Free time in Machu Picchu
  • Return bus to Aguas Calientes
  • Bus transportation back to your hotel in Cusco
  • Food and drinks, unless mentioned in the inclusions
  • Recommended gratuities
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
  • Hat
  • Water
  • Rain gear

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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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

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