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Cusco to Machu Picchu 4-Day Sacred Valley and Inca Jungle Trek

Day 1: Cusco - Abra Malga - Huaman Marca Santa Maria . (biking, rafting)Adventurers will be picked up from 7am and driven through the most beautiful sacred valley of the Incas, the center of the Inca civilization and dropped off at the 4,316m high Abra Málaga. Here the Adventurers will change in to the kit provided by our company (gloves, elbow pads, knee pads, and helmet) following a 20 minute briefing by the tour guide. Then the fun and adventure starts, after 3 hours of biking, you arrive to the small town Santa Maria where you are going to start new adventure rafting for 2:30 hours then will have a short van ride back to Santa Maria where you are going to spend a night in local family house.Day 2: Santa Maria - Cocal mayo - Santa Teresa (hiking, hot spring) At 6:30am you wake up in order to enjoy our typical breakfast. After you will start hiking along the river bank then climb to start the section of original Inca trail as you walk up and down precipitous cliffs over the stunning valley. Your guide will explain you more about flora, fauna and Inca jungle history revealing some of what little we do know from this ancient and amazing culture. The Inca trail descends to Quellomayo where the group will stop for lunch and have free time to relax in hammocks. Then you continue to the Cocalmayo to enjoy the natural hot spring sink into the warm water and let the aches of the Inca jungle trail melt away. The last part of the hiking will take us to Santa Teresa for dinner. You sleep here in a comfortable local family house.Day 3: Santa Teresa – Hidrolectric  - Aguas Calientes Town (zip line, trekking)This day you have two options: you can either walk from Santa Teresa to Aguas Calientes (11 kilometers total) or do a zip line tour in the morning (with transport to the hydroelectric station) and walk the final 7 kilometers. Whatever option you choose, the group will meet again in the hydroelectric station for lunch and after you will walk 3 hours along the train track to Aguas Calientes town, where you are going to sleep at hostel. After dinner you have a briefing about the guided tour in Machu Picchu for the following day and you have the option to visit the Aguas Calientes hot springs (10 soles entry). Day 4: Machu Picchu At 4am the group has to wake up to be ready to hike up to Machu Picchu. You have the amazing opportunity to see the sun rising after registration in the main entrance of Machu Picchu which is open at 6am. The guide will explain about the Inca history and share everything he knows. After a 2 hours tour, you will have free time to explore the site by yourself or climb Huayna Picchu mountain. By the afternoon you have to come back down to Aguas Calientes to take the train back to Ollantaytambo and then the bus back to Cusco.The tour ends in Cusco's main square.

$724 Private & Custom Tours

5 Day Inca Trail To Machu Picchu - Private Service

Day 1:The Inca trail adventure to Machu Picchu begins: Pick you up from your hotel at 4:00 or 4:30am and travel by bus to Piskacucho There will be a breakfast stop in Ollantaytambo. On arrival at kilometer 82 . The first day is relatively easy we will have great views of the site of an Incan Fortress ('Huillca Raccay'), and incredible Incan site of Llactapata Our first campsite (Ayapata) Day 2:The Trail Trial! We go over 2 passes...After waking up at 5:30 am will take a breakfast, we will start a steep ascent (Abra de Warrmihuañusca or Dead Woman's Pass). also we begin the descent for arrive Pacaymayu for the lunch . After lunch, begins the second two hour steep climb to Runkuraqay , we arrive at our campsite by 5 pm. Day 3:Back in the past! Beautiful scenery! We wake up for breakfast at 6am with a gentle climb to visit the archaeological site of 'Phuyupatamarca . in this place will see the landscape of the heights until we arrive at our third campsite, Wiñay Wayna . Today, we will walk about 4 to 5 hours and have arrive at camp by lunch time. A short distance from this campsite is located the Incan site of the same name, 'Wiñay Wayna' ('Forever Young'). Day 4:Machu Picchu in its Glory + Aguas CalientesWe leave the last campsite at about 5:30am on the final day (breakfast is around 3:30-4:00am). It is an early start in order to get to 'Inti Punku' ('Sun gate') . This is the place where you will have your first dramatic view of Machu Picchu. Finally, we visit Machu Picchu itself! Walking tour (2 hours) is given by your guide and after this you can explore the mysterious city by yourselves. You will meet your guide in Aguas Calientes (Machu Picchu town) for lunch and check in at the hotel. After a nap, if there is still some energy, we will enjoy and relax at the hot springs!Day 5: Time go return back to Cusco!After lunch, you’ll be given train tickets back to Cusco. Your train will leave in the afternoon and so try to be at the train station 30 minutes before it leaves. The train included is until Ollantaytambo, where a representative of Valencia Travel Cusco will be waiting for you to take you back (private transportation) to your hotel in Cusco.

$801.30 Outdoor Activities

7 Day - Lares Trek to Machu Picchu - Private Service

ItineraryThis is a typical itinerary for this productDAY 1: FLIGHT TO THE IMPERIAL CITY OF THE INCASWelcome to our Machu Picchu Lares trek 7 days, tour.As soon as you arrive to the local Cusco airport, a Valencia Cusco representative will take care of you and transfer you to your hotel in the city centre.At this stage, either you can enjoy the Inca city and colonial heritage on your own and provide you some tips to eat at some local restaurants. Or you might want to rest and wait until later on in the evening, when Cusco city shows off its night live. At night time, there is several places to have a delightful night and eat too.Day 2 : OPEN DAY AT LEISUREOn this day, you can carry on and staying in Cusco city or embark on an optional trip to the Sacred Valley. The Machu Picchu Lares trek 7 days, tour has considered second day to show you the Sacred valley because is one of the most representative and beautiful landscapes of Cusco. As you know The Inca Trail to Machu Picchu is one of the most famous routes worldwide and begins at some point within this Sacred Valley. We need to leave Cusco during the morning time at around 08:00 am and head towards Pisac village. We have choose this location as part of our Machu Picchu Lares trek 7 days, tour because Pisac offers you a fantastic artisans market and a well preserved Inca architecture of the same name as the village. The artisans market is worthy to visit as all the hand made products are using organic materials, very well made and designed too.After been in Pisac market, the Inca ruins in this valley of Pisac is awaiting our visit. We will head up on a private transport and to have also a panoramic view of this impressive and beautiful Sacred valley.If visiting Pisac did charm you, then Ollantaytambo will not be less. We are leaving Pisac in direccion to Urubamba towards Ollantaytambo but before getting to our final destination, we will have a lunch break (not included) on the way. Our Machu Picchu Lares trek 7 days, to Ollantaytambo Inca site, shows you the magnificent temple of the sun. This Inca tour shows you also the enormous blocks of rock perfectly carved and polished, stone water fountains, stairs and terraces similar in a way to Machu Picchu.Looking at the people of Ollantaytambo, you will notice, their pride in keeping their traditions reflected in their beautifully wearing of typical dresses. This village is surrounded by their local sacred mountains and Valleys.Finished our journey to Ollantaytambo, we will be visiting Chinchero market and then return to Cusco at about 18:30-19:00 hours.This Optional: Full day sacred valley tour (Extra Cost).DAY 3: TIME TO START OUR ADVENTURE, ON THE WAY TO LARES VALLEYOur this day we will be exploring Lares Valley to begin our trekking. We will come and collect you at your hotel in our private transport. We will leaving Cusco city and pass Ollantaytambo in the sacred valley until we get to a small town called Patakancha, a Quechua community.The local people from Patakancha, live very much like their Inca ancestors and families on this community make their homes using the same principles of the Incas. Local people are dedicated to make their clothing, work the land with foot ploughs and live off their llamas and alpacas. In addition most families are supplementing their income working as porters for different trails as this Lares trek.Once we arrive to the village, we will greet them and also meet part of trekking crew who will take care of our equipment for this coming day of the Lares Trek. Once we are ready, we will start our walk into this valleys, later on we will seeing the high andean scenery which is very different from flat terrain. The grass, Polylepis trees, LLamas, mountains and lakes all are unique. It will takes us some time to ascend ( around 1.5 hours ) until we get to a flat ground and beginning to glimpse the colours emerald and blue together on the ground surface and perceive the beautiful lake Ipsaycocha.At this stage we will realise the magnificent views we have in front of us and feel very lucky to contemplate such panorama. Once we get to the top of this Lares trek, we will crossed being our first pass named after the lake as the Ipsaycocha pass at( 4,600m / 15,456ft) above the sea level. We will carry on hiking for some time downhill towards the campsite (4,200m/13,780ft).Lunch and dinner are included.DAY 4: HUACAHUASI - LARES HOT SPRINGSIt was a trekking the day before and as soon as we wake up, our breakfast will be served for us to enjoy. The Machu Picchu Lares trek in time, will take us to the royal house of the Inca but first still we need to follow our trail and hike more. Once we are ready, we will be descending the mountain for around 3 hours until we get to the community of Huancahuasi. We will see fields of potato, barley, quinoa and corn as they are very abundant here.People of Huancahuasi village, built their own houses using stone and thatched roofs. The people of this village produce beautiful colourful textiles. There is a chance, local people will show us on how to do the weaving techniques, and be able to admire some of their high quality ponchos, chullos, (wool hats) and other garments.Afterward of interacting with the local community of Huancahuasi, we will head for the hot springs near the colonial village of Lares at 3400m. This hot springs are very well known among locals for the curatives powers. Around this area we will set up camp, have dinner and spend the night and get ready to continue our Lares Valley Trek 7 days and soon towards Machu Picchu. .Breakfast, lunch and dinner are included.DAY 5: LARES - OLLANTAYTAMBO - AGUAS CALIENTES!We had another fantastic time on our Lares trek, and after finishing our breakfast and getting ready for the day ahead, we leave our campsite on another couple of hours walk until we get to the Totora canyon. We will carry on this trail until at some point in the route our private transport will wait for us. Our transportation will take us further down the valley to the Inca town of Ollantaytambo. At this village we will rest and have lunch and look forward to complete the Machu Picchu Lares Trek 7 Days.Later on In the afternoon, we will get a train to Aguas Calientes and enjoy a fantastic odyssey worthy of a film start that starts with you in the peruvian Andean highlands and slowly descends to lush tropical vegetation as we near Aguas Calientes town. The journey time by train is about 1½ hours. We will spend the night in a hotel in Aguas Calientes and to soak under the hot showers! We suggest you to have an early night to prepare for your Machu Picchu visit the following morning.Breakfast and lunch are included.DAY 6: MACHU PICCHU IN ITS GLORY – BIG DAY!The Inca, the son of 'Inti' (The Sun) was allow to enter to the glory and enjoyment of his royal house, Machu Picchu. Today you will trace his steps and complete the whole Machu Picchu Lares Trek 7 Days tour.After taking your breakfast at 05:45 am we leave this town and get the first bus to Machu Picchu. The ride will take us around 20 minutes to get to the top of the hill. Our aim is to get to the ancient citadele when the sunrise over the city.The first impression of Macchu Picchu is its fantastic location which mix very well with the whole nature around it. Very far away at the back the Andean mountains and snow peaks. The whole view it will just take your breath away that is for sure.Our guide will give you a 2 hour guided over this Inca tour and after this you can explore the mysterious city by yourself.If you have done the arrangements during your Machu Picchu Lares Trek 7 Days, you will know that in order to climb the mountain of Huayna Picchu at 2.720m/8,890ft above the sea level, you will need a permit. To climb the Huayna Picchu mountain which is the one facing the ancient city, It takes around 45 minutes to reach the top.Once you finish exploring the city or part of it, your guide will meet you in Aguas Calientes to have lunch and to receive your train tickets back to Cusco. The return to Cusco takes about four hours with a bus transfer in Ollantaytambo to Cusco.Please note: allocations or Itineraries are subject to change depending on time of bookings and campsites provided by INC (National Culture Institute that runs the Inca Trail).DAY 7: BYE BYE CUSCO AND FLY TO LIMA!We want to thank you in joining this Machu Picchu Lares Trek 7 Days tour, and now you have become part of our extended Inca family. Our reward will be to pass now your experiences of this tour to your friends and family. Finished your breakfast, you will get transfer to the local airport for you to take your flight back (according to your airline schedule). Have a safe journey.Duration: 7 daysLocation: Valencia Travel - Day Tours, Cusco, Cusco Region

$1000 Multi-day & Extended Tours

Inca Trail to Machu Picchu Classic 4-Day Small-Group Hike

Day 1: Start of the Inka Trail: The Inca trail begins in Cusco with a nice breakfast from where you will then head to the start point of the trail (82km). There, you will begin the journey, warming up on a relatively flat part of the trail. After two hours, you will reach the first archaeological center of Patallacta. After lunch, you will continue ascending to a semi-tropical valley for two hours until arriving at our camp, Huayllabamba, where you will spend the night.Day 2: Huayllabamba – PacaymayoAfter an early breakfast, you will start hiking and passing through different climatic and ecological zones. You will ascend to Warmiwañusca. Thereafter, you will arrive at the highest point, known to some as the Dead Woman’s Pass. After resting you will descend towards the second camp at Pacaymayu.Day 3: Pacaymayo – Wiñay Huayna:You will climb steeply up the opposite side of the valley, towards the second pass. About halfway up a small, round, roofless Inca construction is located. This Incan monument is known as Runkuracay, a building known as an astrological site and a sort of checkpoint for couriers following the trail to Machu Picchu. The tour leads you further on the trail which contains the exact same stones which were presented when the Incas walked the trail. The trail after the pass leads to a second, larger Inca site, Sayacmarca (“Town in a Steep Place”). You will also see an aqueduct, which once carried water to the farmlands. After touring Sayacmarca, you  will descend to the bottom of the valley. After lunch, you continue climbing and hiking towards the third pass and enjoy the third Incan site, Phuyupatamarca (“Cloud-level Town”). You will learn about the ritual functions that the Incas used this site for. Here you will see water springs that the Incas used before they reached Machu Picchu. There after you will reach another site, Huiñayhuaina (“Forever Young”). At this site, you will enjoy dinner and settle for the night.Day 4: To Machu Picchu - Aguas Calientes - CuscoOn the last day of your adventure, you will wake up early and follow a wide, relatively flat path. After about an hour and a half, you will climb a narrow path of stone steps leading to Intipunko, the Sun Gate. After three and a half days of trekking and struggling, you will look through the rectangular doorway of the sun gate and finally take the first views of the lost city of the Incas and one of the Seven Wonders of the World, Machu Picchu. From there, you will descend into Machu Picchu. There your guide will give a thorough three-hour tour through the ruins. After the guided tour, you will have time for yourself to explore the city before taking the bus to Aguas Calientes from where you will return to Cusco.

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Southern Cross Eastbound - Lima to Rio

From the Nazca Lines and the heights of Incan archaeology to the beach at Ipanema, this 45-day long tour provides limitless opportunities for adventure. Explore the wetlands of the Pantanal, thundering Iguassu Falls, and the bizarre landscape of the Uyuni Salt Flats. In the thin air of the Andes, trek the challenging Inca Trail to legendary Machu Picchu. With local transportation and authentic accommodation, this one's got it all!

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The Inca Trail in Comfort

Dreamed of hiking the Inca Trail, but wish the experience weren't so rustic? Now it's not! This four-day Inca Trail hike is the perfect answer for those looking for a few additional upgrades along the way. With a slower pace, more comfortable sleeping arrangements throughout, and a hotel stay on the final evening of the trek, there's never been a better, more comfortable way to follow in the steps of the Incas and discover your own personal triumph while doing so. Boot up for this hike and rest easy.

The Inca Trail in detail