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Peru per region - Cuzco

TOURS IN CUZCO REGION

Transfer in and out

From airport to hotel or hotel to airport

From bus station to hotel or from hotel to bus station

A tourist local transport and a local transfer responsible will be waiting for you at your arrival(airport or bus station) or they will pick you up from the hotel to the place of the departure(airport or bus station)

click to enlargeCity tour Cusco (5 hours)

Included: transport, guide, entrance to cathedral and koricancha

No included: general Cusco entrance and personal expenses

Daily Tours. Private and pool service. This tour includes the Qoricancha (Temple of the Sun) and the Cathedral. The tour drives along the road up to the famous fortress of Sacsahuaman, then to Q'enqo, Puca Pucara and Tambomachay. We have to buy the Tourist ticket valid for the entrance to many museums and ruins as well.

Sacred valley tour Cusco (9 hours)

Included: transport, guide and lunch

No included: general Cusco entrance and personal expenses

Daily Tours. Private and pool service. Start 8 AM. You will visit the village of Pisaq and its traditional market, the ruins of Ollantaytambo, the archaeological village of Chinchero. 09:00 Hrs. Pick up of passengers from the hotel. You will visit PISAQ at 32Km, located to both margins of the river Vilcanota, it is a strategic lookout point on the Town of Taray and has a wonderful view on the Sacred Valley of the Inkas. Then we will continue to Urubamba to have lunch, subsequently to go to OLLANTAYTAMBO. After the visit you return by the same road to the town of Urubamba, of where your last visit is that of the town of CHINCHERO, located to the north of the city of the Cuzco, an old inka agricultural centre. You will we back in Cuzco approximately at the 17:00 hours.

Maras and Moray tour Cusco ( 5 hours)

Included: transport, guide and entrance

No included: personal expenses

Guided visit to the not traditional MORAY circuit, a unique archaeological site.

Moray is a place of depressions or natural gigantic holes in the surface of the area that were used to construct in its contours farming terraces or agricultural platforms with their respective irrigation canals. What calls powerfully the attention is the difference of annual average temperature between the highest areas with the bottom of the depressions, which manages to have even 15°C in the principal depression of approximately 30 meters of depth.

MORAY, for its climatic conditions and other characteristics, was an important center of domestication, acclimatization and hybridization of vegetable, wild plants that were modified or adapted for the human consumption.

Then we will go towards the Salineras located at 7 km of Moray, we will pass a Typical Spanish Village called Maras. Towards the northwest of the village of Maras we can find the famous salineras known by some as " salt pans" there are constituted by approximately 3000 small pans by an average area of approximately 5 m ², constructed in a side of the inclination of the mountain of "Qaqawiñay", which during the epoch of drought "they" fill or "water" every 3 days with salty water that comes from a natural spring located at the top of the pans, once the water gets evaporated, the salt contained on them will gradually get solid. This process will continue approximately for one month up to obtaining a considerable volume of solid salt, of approximately 10 cms. of height from the floor, which later is struck and this way granulated; the salt will be pocketed later in costal plastic and sent to the markets of the region; today this salt is being iodized for what its consumption is not harmful, after it back to Cusco city.

Machupicchu Ruins tour 1 Day tour

Included: train, bus, guide and entrance

No included: lunch and personal expenses

Leaves daily. Leaves 6 AM – 7 PM approximately. At 5 AM you will be picked up from the hotel to the train station to catch the tourist train to Aguas Calientes town ( 4 hours) , on the way you will appreciate wide and snowy landscapes as well as the change of vegetation from the Andean scenery to beautiful tropical valleys. From Aguas Calientes you will walk or board a bus for a 30 minute drive up the road to MachuPicchu sanctuary. Once at the site you will have some time guided to explore the Inca citadel for yourself. Around 3:00 PM you descend by bus or walking to catch the train to Cuzco and then a transfer to your hotel.

Machupicchu Ruins tour 2D/1N

Included: train, bus, guide, entrance and accommodation

No included: meals and personal expenses

Day 1: Leaves daily. Leaves 6 AM – 7 PM approximately. At 5 AM you will be picked up from the hotel to the train station to catch the tourist train to Aguas Calientes town (4 hours). In Aguas Calientes you will install first in your hostal or hotel and then there are 2 options to go from Aguas Calientes to the Machu Picchu sanctuary: walking or by bus. Before you enter the site, there is a cafeteria, luggage storage and toilets. Your guide will give you a guided walking tour of the ruins explaining all about the culture, buildings and the lifestyle of the Incas who lived there. After that you’ll have free time: it is also possible to climb the Huayna Picchu, which towers above the ruins, but it is a hard climb to the spectacular view from the top ( takes about 50 minutes). After the Machu Picchu you can go back to Aguas Calientes by bus or walking, where you can visit the nearby hot springs, located just behind the town of Aguas Calientes, or go to your hotel.

Day 2: It is possible for you to visit the ruins of Macchu Picchu this morning instead of the previous afternoon or you may wish to visit the ruins twice. This is optional. The train back is due to variety of train departure times, but most trains depart Aguas Calientes between 4 PM and 5.20 PM. You will approximately arrive in Cuzco sometime between 8.30 – 9.30 PM. It is recommended to lunch in Aguas Calientes before returning to Cuzco.

Inca trail 2D/1N

Included: train, bus, guide, entrance and accommodation

No included: meals and personal expenses

Day 1: You start at Km.104 by crossing the Vilcanota/Urubamba river. Climbing away from the river, along an Inca highway, through luxuriant vegetation, home of hundreds of endemic species of birds and orchids, emerging from the cloud forest at WiñayWayna. WiñayWayna is one of the most impressive Inca sites of the Machu Picchu Sanctuary. The following day, very early in the morning you leave Wiñaywayna to go to Intipunku ( the Gate of the Sun), to watch the sun rise over Machu Picchu. Here, the final stretch of the royal Inca highway takes you into the citadel itself, covered for four centuries by forest and now laid out before you. You continue your hike to Aguas Calientes village, where you will spend the night.

Day 2: Machu Picchu Cusco
An Early rise will give us ample time to start our guided visit of the Machu Pichu citadel. After the guided tour which will last for approximately 3 hours there is enough time to discover the ruins by ourselves. In the afternoon we descend to the train station where the train will be waiting to bring us back to Cusco.

Inca trail 4D/3N

Included: train, bus, guide, entrance, meals and basic trek equipment

No included: personal expenses

DAY 1: Qoriwayrachina – Patallaqta – wayllabamba – tres piedras – Llulluchapampa ( 6-7 hours) The route starts at Qoriwayrachina , 55 miles from the start of the Inca Trail. The first day of the trail is easy and not as steep as in the days to follow. You enter the Urubamba valley and will be able to see the snow-capped peak of La Veronica. An introduction to Inca civilization comes at LLAQTAPATA - "the terraced city". Below is PULPITUYOQ, a place for paying homage to the dead.

DAY 2: LLULLUCHAPAMPA - RUNKURAKAY -SAYAQMARKA - PHUYUPATAMARKA. (6- 7 hours) You’ll rise with the dawn and after an early breakfast you set off for the famous WARMIWANUSKA (dead woman) pass, which is the highest point of the trail at 13,780 feet above sea level. Walking on a remarkably preserved Inca Trail passing ancient archaeological sites covered by dense jungle overgrowth, later visiting the Phuyupatamarca (city above clouds) with spectacular view of snow covered Andean ranges

DAY 3: PHYUPATAMARKA - INTIPATA - WIÑAY WAYNA (2.5 hours) Waking up early, leaving behind Phuyupatamarca, you walk towards Wyñaywayna, probably the most spectacular archaeological complex during the trek. What also impresses are the sixteen streams running parallel down the terraces.

DAY 4: WIÑAYWAYNA - MACHUPICCHU (2.5 hours) After an early breakfast you will pass through the Inti Punku ( gate of the sun) you will arrive to Machu Picchu, the Lost City of the Incas. The sky begins to clear and the path narrows, you can look down on the river Urubamba and Aguas Calientes. After visiting Machu Picchu (3hours) you go to Aguas Calientes. You can relaz in a hotspring, just outside Aguas Calientes village.

Inca Jungle 4D/3N

Included: transport, guide, entrance, bike, meals and basic trek equipment

No included: personal expenses

Day 1: Cusco - Santa María (Optional by Bike) We will start the tour off with a transfer from your hotel or hostal to the local bus station at 7:30 am. Our destination for the day will be to the small pueblo, Santa Maria (1,430 mtrs). First though, we will ride for 6 or 7 hours through the pristine, rolling hills and snow capped peaks of the Vilcanota Mountain Range. We will have some opportunities to take some pictures along the way as well. There is also the option, if the weather provides and the group agrees to, to ride for a number of hours by bicycle from the Abra de Malaga Pass. If it is available, it makes all the difference. The 3 - 4 hour downhill ride is exhilarating and relaxing at the same time, and will not be soon forgotten. When we finally arrive, we will have some free time to rest (or explore) before having dinner and calling it a night.

Day 2: Santa María - Santa Teresa We will begin the day’s trekking after having an energy packed breakfast. We will now be entering the outer jungle, as will be easily noted by the flora and fauna that we will see. Walking through the tropical forest will provide us with many photo opportunities as we will have gorgeous surroundings all around us. We will even have a chance to visit a local Coca Plantation on the way. At the highest point of the trail, we will come across an old Inka Trail, long out of use. At last, when we arrive to Santa Teresa, we will be able to soothe ourselves in the naturally heated waters of the mineral enriched Hot Baths located there. We will relax there until it is time for Dinner. Afterwards, it will we enjoy a welcome sleep.

Day 3: Santa Teresa - Aguas Calientes begin at 6:30 am with a typical breakfast. Today will be an even more tropical climate still as we draw nearer and nearer to the ancient city. We will walk for 5 – 6 hours by the truck road to Hydro-Electric Power Plant, where there is a sacred ceremonial site, IntiHuatana waiting for us, from here we will get Aguas Calientes trekking by the rail way , where we will immediately transfer to our hotel for the night. That night we will share a dinner with our guide as he briefs us on the next day’s plans before going to sleep.

Day 4: MachuPichu We will wake up extremely early, at 4:00 am, in order to start trekking up the mountain to Machu Pichu in time to catch the sunrise at top. It will be approximately an hour and 45 minutes to reach the top. When we first arrive, our guide will give us a 2 hour guided tour, enlightening us about all of the rich history of the ancient ruins around us. There is so much that our guide can teach us about all that we know about the site so far. After the guided portion of the tour, you will have some free time to explore the ruins on your own. If you want to climb Huayna Pichu, then it is recommended that you go to the trail head immediately after the tour, because they only allow 400 persons in per day. The round trip walking to the peak of Huayna Picchu is about an hour and a half and it is worth it for the stunning views from the top, but it should be noted that the portion at the top with the stairs (the “stairs part” as it’s lovingly referred to) is moderately hazardous. You will need to return back to Aguas Calientes to catch the return train to Cusco or Ollanta. There is also the option of staying an extra night in Aguas Calientes, which would allow you more time in Machu Pichu as well.

LARES TREKKING 4 DAYS/ 3 NIGHTS

SEASON: From January / to December  
DEPARTURE:
 Daily with 2 people
GUIDE SERVICE: Shared (Group)  ASK FOR PRIVATE  TOUR
STUDENTS WITH ISIC AND CHILDREN UNDER 12 YEARS OLD: US$15 DISCOUNT
RETURN : By Train ( TOURIST DECIDED WICH SERVICE OF TRAIN)

DAY 1 CUSCO – HOT SPRING LARES - HUACAHUASI
Pick-up at hotel at 6:00 am. After travelling by bus for about three hours, we arrive at the medicinal hot springs of Lares. After a relaxing bathe, we start a three-hour trek to a little village, Huacahuasi (3.200m), where we camp. The indigenous weavers of this high-Andean community work with traditional textile techniques. Here, we have the opportunity to watch them in action, making ponchos and other garments. Lunch and dinner are included. (L,D)

DAY 2 HUACAHUASI – ABRA IPSAY - PATACANCHA
Early wake-up and breakfast. The toughest part of the trail begins, bringing us up to the Ipsaycocha Pass, 4350m above sea level. From there, we enjoy a wonderful view of the Pumahuanca (5330m), Sahuarsirai and Pitusirai mountains. Then we descend to the Ipsaycocha Lake (4200m) after Patacancha small village in where will be our campsite. (B,L,D)

DAY 3 PATACANCHA – WILLOQ – OLLANTAYTAMBO – AGUAS CALIENTES
With an impressive view of the valley, we follow the trek down to the Village of Willoc (3200m) and then on to Pumamarca. Passing through ancient agricultural terraces we finally reach Ollantaytambo (archaeological site considered to be one of the most important site museums in the world) at a perfect point from which to overlook the complex and its vast variety of flowers and birds. From here we take the train to Aguas Calientes. Overnight at a comfortable hotel. (B,L,D). 

DAY 4 AGUAS CALIENTES – MACHUPICCHU - CUSCO
After breakfast we head towards Machu Picchu for a three hour guided visit to the old Inca citadel. Return to Aguas Calientes by bus. Free time to enjoy the town and its Hot Springs. Return to Cusco by train. (B)

OUR TOUR INCLUDED 

NOT INCLUDED

Choquequirao trek 4D/3N or 5D/4N

Included: transport, guide, entrance, meals and basic trek equipment

No included: personal expenses

Day 1 : Cusco - Cachora - Chiquiska.- the pick up is around 7 a.m form your hotel, we will go by bus for around 4 hours ,we are going to cross the Cunyac bridge , Curawasi and Sayhuite as far us Cachora at 2800 meters above sea level where we leave the bus . After break we will star to walk down for 5 hours till Chiquisca camp where we will sleep.

Day 2 : Chiquiska - Choquequirao.- This day we are going to ascend to Marampampa at 2800 meters above sea level, after that we take a flat way enjoying of a wonderful landscape of fauna and flora. We will arrive to Choquequirao at 3030 meters above sea level around 3 pm will be favorable to be grateful for the condor's fly in the depth Apurimac valley , this day we will walk for around 7 or 8 hours

Day 3 : Choquequirao - Chiquiska.- Early in the morning we will visit the archeological group of Choquequirao , after 3 hours we will star to descent to La Playa Rosalina here you can take a bath ,then we have to continue to Chiquisca our camping.

Day 4 : Chiquiska - Cachora - Cusco.- This will be our last day walking for the Apurimac Valley, this day demand the last effort for descent to Cachora where we will take a bus to Cusco.

Ausangate trek 6D/5N

Included: transport, guide, entrance, meals and basic trek equipment

No included: personal expenses

DAY 1: Cusco - T’inki (3800m).We pick you up from your hotel early and transfer you by bus to Tinki a small countryside community which is the starting point of the trek. At Tinki we are going to meet the muleteers and their llamas which will transport our staff during the expedition. On the route we’ll pass picturesque small towns and we´ll pass the colorful traditional town at Urcos. We’ll continue up to Catca and then Ocangate. In these villages we will see people wearing the traditional clothes of the country. Then we continue on through communities until we reach T’inki. The bus trip will last 5 hours.

DAY 2: Tinki– Upis (4700m).Today we leave T’inki and the trail climbs up through spectacular green mountain pastures where Andean People live keeping their traditions and customs. The stunning mountain scenery will make for an extraordinary trek. You will see many llamas and alpacas which are used by people to transport their crops and belongings. Our trek will last 5 hours. At the campsite there is a volcanic hot spring. .(B,L,D)

DAY 3: Upis – Laguna Ausangate (4900m).We leave Upis early and start hiking through the spiky ichu grass of the plains and then the trail climbs up towards the Arapa Pass (4900m). Afterwards we continue the trek between Ausangate and Queullacocha observing attractive lagoons and spectacular mountain scenery with great fauna. After this the trail descends to Lake Hatun Pucaccocha. Then we hike up to the second pass named Pucapunta Pass (5000m). Later we have short descent to the campsite next to the Ausangate lagoon.

DAY 4: Laguna Ausangate - Hampa (5200m)A fascinating trekking day. We pass the highest point on our trek (Palomani Pass 5200). At this point you’ll be rewarded by splendid views and it’s also an important place to leave offerings to the Apus (mountain spirits). Afterwards we descend to the ancient farming area of Finaya where people live herding their llamas and alpacas. We will see native crops and visit a friendly family. Later we will take a short walk until we reach our campsite at Hampa community. Today like the pervious day we will trek for 8 hours, rest breaks included.

DAY 5: Hampa – Phacchanta (4800m).Today the trail climbs up to Hampa Pass the last one of our trek before we descend through the ancient Moraine and rocky site this area is habitat for mountain Chinchillas (Andean rabbits). We continue the trek amidst beautiful lagoons until we arrive at our campsite located in a colorful countryside community where people live in harmony with nature. At this place there are natural hot springs where you can relax your muscles which will be well deserved after this challenging trek.

DAY 6: Phacchanta – Tinki – Cusco (3800m).We leave our campsite early and continue towards Tinki. Later we continue downhill through a pasture with a beautiful agricultural were we will see natives crops like potatoes, oxalis, beans, quinua, etc. The trail descends passing pastures and several communities of friendly people who will greet you in their native language Quechua. At T'inki the bus will be waiting for us to return to Cusco and transfer you to your hotel

Ausangate trek 7D/6N

Included: transport, guide, entrance, meals and basic trek equipment

No included: personal expenses

Day 1: Cusco – TinKi We leave the city of Cusco in local bus, and drive along the Cusco - Puerto Maldonado truck road in the direction of Tinqui (3800m/ 12464 ft). On the way we stop in Urcos (major bus road junction) for some pictures of the colorful market. We then go on to Cattca, an agricultural and cattle raising community where we can appreciate the region's spectacular views and finally pass through Ocongate, capital of the district with the same name and only half an hour away from our destination. After an approximated 4h drive, we arrive in Tinki, where we sleep in a local lodge and start the trek the next morning. we spend some time visiting the Tinki public school and have the chance to meet the children of the neighboring communities that study at this place and eventually give them some useful presents such as notebooks or pencils which are highly appreciated.

them some useful presents such as notebooks or pencils which are highly appreciated.

Day 2: TinKi - Pacchanta - Q'omerqocha Lagoon After breakfast we will leave Tinki and start a 3 hour walk towards Pacchanta (4100m/ 13448ft), where we stop for lunch. Pacchanta is a rural community that boasts some well-known thermal baths where we can enjoy a nice dip, offering very nice views of Ausangate Mountain. In the afternoon we contiue our hike with a slight climb up the Pacchanta valley, having the chance to spot llamas and alpacas, until we reach the beautiful Qomercocha lagoon where we set our camp and have dinner. Our campsite is a spectacular spot with amazing views of Ausangate, Santa Catalina, Maria Huamantiqlla, Pucapunta and Colquecruz snow-capped mountains.

Day 3:- Q’omerqocha Lagoon - Yanamayo After breakfast we will leave at around 7.00 am and continue on towards the first mountain pass of our trek, the Abra de Q´ampa at 5000m/ 16400ft, which we will reach after about 4h. We then descend towards the Ticllaqocha Lagoons, a beautiful group of little turquoise lagoons which will be a beautiful setting for lunch. In the afternoon we continue our hike for an additional 2-3hours\ until we reach Yanamayo where we set our camp in an impressive valley overlooked by the huge and awesome Tres Picos, Colquecruz and Pucapunta peaks.

Day 4:- Yanamayo - Condorpaso We leave camp after breakfast and start a gradual climb up towards Yanaqocha or "Black Lagoon" its name being due to the dark color of its waters. In this area we can appreciate a soil of volcanic origin, its color turning to dark red and black, as well as moraines, showing the previous presence of glaciers in this region. We will go over Yanaqocha mountain pass (5050 m/15564 feet) to discover a surprisingly beautiful valley with an explosion of colored mountains, three spectacular lagoons and the presence of llamas and alpacas, which we will cross to head towards our next mountain pass (5100m/ 16728ft ). From this point, another hour of hiking takes us to Condorpaso, our next campsite, located very close to the mountain pass of the same name which will be our challege for the next day.

Day 5:- Condorpaso - Source of Sibinacocha Lake After breakfast, we continue on a gradual climb up the valley that takes us to the mountain pass Abra del Condor (5200 m/ 17056 ft) after an approximated two hour walk. From the pass, the highest point of our trek, we may not only enjoy spectacular views of the Vilcanota mountain range and the Sibinacocha Lagoon, our next milestone, but also hopefully see vicuñas. Immediately, we continue our hike for an additional 3 hours, crossing another mountain pass on the way and then descending into the valley of the Sibinacocha Lake’s source. We will camp next to the lagoon and very close from its source, where an impressive glacier stands and nourishes the lake with its turquoise waters that contrast with the dark blue pure color of the lagoon. The lagoon boasts a wide bio-diversity, and with any luck we will most be able to spot Andean Coots, "Huallatas" or Andean Geese as well as Andean Ducks from our camp.

Day 6:- Source of Sibinacocha Lagoon - Ccascana Today, we depart early to walk along the shores of the Sibinacocha Lagoon for 3h until we reach the Yayamari community, next to the mountain of the same name, an impressive rocky peak overlooking the lagoon (5500 m/ 18040 ft). We then continue crossing a pampa where we will most probably see hundreds of llamas, alpacas and hopefully vicuñas, to then follow towards the Abra Ccascana at 5000m/ 16400 ft, which will lead us to the lagoon of the same name, in which area we will set our last camp. In this spot, surrounded by impressive snow-capped peaks such as Montura and Chumpi and inhabited by small rural communities, we may have the chance to spot ¨Huallatas¨ or Andean geese and maybe even flamingos.

Day 7:- Ccascana - Phinaya - Cusco After our breakfast, we leave Ccascana to walk for three and a half hours towards Phinaya. This is a small Andean community with a beautiful little church and no presence of vehicles except bikes and horses, where we will have lunch. In the afternoon, we drive back to Cusco, where we expect to arrive after dark.

Salkantay trek 5D/4N

Included: transport, guide, entrance, meals and basic trek equipment

No included: personal expenses

Day 1: Cusco – Mollepata – Sayallpata – Soraypampa – Salkantaypampa You will be collected from your hotel at 5.00am in the morning in a private vehicle, and within two to three hours we will arrive the small village of Mollepata where we will have breakfast and can buy some last minute supplies. From here our private car will ascend to Sayallpata for about 1 hour where we will start to hike. ** please note if you are comparing tours - this is a PRIVATE CAR to Sayallpata, thus decreasing walking time on day one. It also makes the tour more expensive than those companies that offer a public bus to Mollepata.***It is about three hours to Soraypampa where we will have lunch while enjoying views of the mountain peak of Huamantay. After lunch we will continue with a hike uphill for 1.5 to 2 hours to our first campsite at Salkantaycocha. Accommodation: Camping Salkantaycocha ( 5 hours hike to an altitude of 4100m)

Day 2 : Salkantaycocha– Paso – Huayracmachay– Arrayanniyoc – Challhuay – Colpapampa After climbing 2.5 hours on zig zagging switchback up the mountain we will arrive at a glacial moraine where we can appreciate Vizcachas (andean chinchilla) and a very small lake. You finally arrive at the pass which is the highest point of the trip (4,600 metres/13451 feet). Here you will find yourself in the middle of two great mountains - Salkantay (6271m) and Huamantay (5850m). Salkantay is the second highest mountain in the Cusco region and at the Pass the mountain itself is very close to you. From here you can also see the mountain Pumasillo (5850m) opposite you, a mountain that can be seen from a different angle when you are at Machu Picchu. We descend to Huayracmachay (or Huayrapampa), approximately 2 hours from the pass, where we will have lunch. After lunch we will continue descending and we can see how the vegetation begins to change from the high andean grasses like the ichu, and we will start to see small shrubs and after we wil enter the high cloud forest and bamboos. We will camp at Colpampampa, about 4 hours from our lunch spot. There are hot springs here that you can soak in that are below the campsite - about 30 minutes return walk. Accommodation: Camping Colpapampa 2850m. (8.5 hours hike to an altitude of 4,600 metres/13451 feet)

Day 3: Colpapampa – Wiñaypocco – Lluscamayo – La Playa or Santa Teresa After breakfast we walk through the high jungle (known in Spanish as the eyebrow of the jungle”, enjoying the landscapes which offer us much natural beauty. We will pass by a big waterfall before lunch, as we are walking along the left hand side of the River "Alto Salkantay" to the 'eyebrow ofthe jungle' where we can see orchids, bromeliads, typical vegetation of the area and we will see different types of birds, insects and butterflies. In comparison to the previous days of the trek, this is easy walking as we descend slowly to La Playa (2050m). As we lose altitude we will see citrus fruit trees, avocados, bananas, and coffee plants. Walking slowly, (approx 5 hours) we will arrive in La Playa. Accommodation: Camping La Playa or Santa Theresa.

Day 4: La Playa – Hydroelectric – Aguas Calientes We leave early and climb for about three hours through the jungle before descending to the interesting, but largely covered ruins of Llactapacta. Orginally discovered by Hiram Bingham at the same time that he discovered Machu Picchu, modern day explorers Vincent Lee and Gary Ziegler recently established that these ruins are much bigger and more important than previously thought. From here we have our first view of Machu Picchu, in the saddle of the mountain opposite. We descend for two hours to the impressive Machu Picchu Hydroelectric System where we will have lunch and visit a Inca ruin. We take the local train to Aguas Calientes to get a good rest.

Day 5: Machupicchu – Cusco Early in the morning (before dawn) we will take a bus up to the ruins of Machu Picchu. (Bus included in price) so that you can appreciate this famous city in the dawn light and before the crowds arrive. You will then have a 2.5 hour guided tour of Machu Picchu with your guide. After your tour you can further explore the ruins by yourself or climb Huayna (Wayna)Picchu for that classic photo of Machu Picchu. Please note that new regulations (designed to protect the ruins and for the safety of visitors) mean that there are two entry times to Huayna Picchu - at 7am and 10am, and each time has a limit of 400 enries. Also try to fit in a visit to the Temple of the Moon or Uyna Huayna Picchu while visiting Huayna Picchu.

CHOQUEQUIRAO-VILCABAMBA-MACHUPICCHU   13 DAYS / 12NIGHTS

1st Day: Cusco – Cachora – Chiquisca 
We will leave Cusco early in the morning at about 5:30 am. First we will head for the little village Cachora (2850m/9350f), a nice place surrounded by beautiful mountains and the majestic glacier Padreyoc (5571m/18278f). Here we will also meet our horsemen who will accompany us during the trip. After having passed the village Capuliyoc (2800m/9186f), we will continue descending to our camping site called Chiquisca (1930m/6332f).
Climate: warm
Hiking time: 5.30 hours Approx.

2nd Day: Chiquisca – Playa Rosalina – Marampata – Choquequirao 
After breakfast, we will first descend to La Playa Rosalina (1550m/4921f) and then climb up to the village of Marampata (2850m/9350f). From here we will have a nice view of the archeological complex of Choquequirao (3033m/9951f). If we are lucky we will even see a condor fly at nightfall. Our camping site in Choquequirao is about 25 minutes from the ruins at 2950m/9678f.
Climate: both warm and cold
Hiking time: 6.30 hours Approx.

3rd Day: Choquequirao – Choquequirao pass – Rio Silvestre 
At dawn, we will first head for the citadel of Choquequirao called “Cuna de Oro” - the ‘Cradle of Gold’ - and enjoy the quietness at this place. Beyond, we will explore this archeological site, of which only 30 % is restored, in more detail: we will visit the section of the palaces, the liturgic fountains, the temple of the high priest, the section of the llamas and the Ushnu. Thereafter, our trek continues towards the pass of Choquequirao (3270m/10728f) and passes the archeological site of Pinchaunuyoc (2450m/8038f). Finally, we will head down to the deepest point of the small canyon known as Río Blanco or Río Silvestre (1900m/6234f), where our camping site is situated.
Climate: warm with mosquitoes
Hiking time: 5.30 hours Approx.

4th Day: Río Silvestre – Maizal 
After breakfast, we will begin the difficult ascent towards the tropical forest of Maizal (3000m/9843f). After four hours, we will arrive in the community of Maizal where we will spend the night. Maizal is a nice place to enjoy a spectacular view of mountains and glaciers, such as the Qori Wayrachina (5512m/18084f).
Climate: warm and cold with mosquitoes 
Hiking time: 4.30 hours Approx.

5th Day: Maizal – San Juan pass – Yanama 
Our journey continues following the Inca trail. Due to erusions, the road is not in good conditions, so watch your steps carefully. First, we will ascend to the top of the San Juan pass (4170m/13681f). >From here, we will have a beautiful view of the valleys, mountains and glaciers, from which some peak more than 5000m/16404f. Due to the ecosystem’s constant changes, the mountain range of Vilcabamba is without any doubt one of the most complex regions. Our camping place will be in the little village of Yanama (3530m/11581f).
Climate: warm whit mosquitoes.
Hiking time: 5 hours Approx.

6th Day: Yanama – Yutupata – Lazuna pampa
In Yanama we will experience the Andean life, its traditions and costumes. Our trek continues up and down through tropical forests such as Urpipata, Yutupata (3300m/10827f) and Tucarhuay and leads to the cave of Quellccamachay. Our camping site is called Lazuna pampa (3800m/12467f).
Climate: cold
hiking time: 6 hours Approx.

7th Day: Lazuna pampa – Choquetacarpu pass – Huancacalle (Pillaupata village) 
After breakfast, we will walk up for a while until we get to the Choquetacarpu pass (4600m/15092f). Here we will have a short break and explore the area of the Andean hills. If we are lucky we will also see a Condor flying. After our break, we will descend to the little village Pillaupata (3200m/10499f), where our camping-site is situated.
 Climate: cold
hiking time: 7 hours  Approx.

8th Day: Pillaupata – Vitcos, Ñustahispana (Yurac Rumi) – Azutina pass – Inka wasi 
In the morning, we will visit the archaeological sites of Vitcos Rosaspata (3080m/10105f), Ñustahispana (Yurac Rumi) (3050m/10007f) and recent excavations. Thereafter, we will climb the Azutina pass (4000m/12975f) and descend to our camping site in Inca Wasi (3600m/11811f).
Climate: tempered and cold with mosquitoes.
hiking time: 6 hours Approx.

9th Day: Inka Wasi – Racachaca – Hatún Pampa 
During the day we will see parts of the Inca Trail that lead to the community of Racachaca (3700m/12139f), where we will have lunch. We will also meet some Andean families, which will tell us something about their customs and traditions. Our camping place will be in Hatún Pampa (4000m/13123f).
Climate: cold 
Hiking time: 4.30 hours Approx. 

10th Day: Hatún Pampa – Yana cocha pass – Mojón pass – Mutuypata 
This day is characterized by constant up and downs and by changes of the ecosystem. We will first walk towards the pass of Yanacocha (4420m/14501f), Tullu Tacana (4500m/14764f) and Mojón (4500m/14764f). Therafter, we will descend to the lagoon Laco cocha (3600m/11811f). Our camping site will be in the cloudy forest of Mutuypata (3250m/10663f), home of the Anden bear.
 Climate: cold and tempered with mosquitoes
Hiking time: 8 hours Approx.

11th Day: Mutuypata – Yanatile – Santa Teresa 
In the morning we will enjoy the biodiversity of orchids, bromelains and other plants, and will see coffee-, avocado- and papaya plantations. In Yanatile (2100m/6890f) we will take a public transport called “camion” to Santa Teresa (1850m/6070f). In this town we will spend the night in a familiar hotel. If you want to, you can also visit the hot springs in Santa Teresa.
Climate: warm with mosquitoes
Hiking time: 4.30 hours Approx.

12th Day: Santa Teresa – Hydroelectric station – Aguas Calientes
In Santa Teresa we will cross the river Willcamayu by a typical transport called “oroya” – a cable car. Having arrived at the other shore, we will continue our walk passing the waterfall of Mayubamba and the mountain of Machu Picchu. Afterwards, we will continue towards the hydroelectric station (1950m/6398f) from where we will take the train to Aguas Calientes (2050m/6726f). We will spend the night in a hotel.
 Climate: warm with mosquitoes
Hiking time: 3.30 hours Approx.

13th Day: Aguas Calientes – Machu Picchu – Cusco 
We will leave our hotel after breakfast at 5:30 am and head forwards Machu Picchu (2400m/7874f) by tourist bus. We will arrive at the citadel around 6:00 am. After a guided tour around the archeological site, including information about life and culture of the Incas, you will have enough time to enjoy Machu Picchu and Wayna Picchu (2750m/9022f) on your own. We will leave Aguas Calientes by train either at 2:55 pm or at 6:10 pm. Until then, you will have time to have lunch in one of the nice restaurants. Moreover, you can visit the hot springs in Aguas Calientes to relax a bit.
Climate: moderate warm
Hiking time: 01.30 hours Approx.

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Rafting Urubamba River 2 days / 1 night

Included: transport, guide, entrance, meals, snacks and equipment

No included: personal expenses

Day 1: Private transportation will pick you up at your hotel, after one and a half-hours drive you arrive at the shores of the Upper Urubamba River. Professional Rafting Guides will give you a safety talk and provide you with all the proper equipment for Rafting. You will be rafting for approximately two and half-hours, running class II and III, introductory type rapids. Afterwards, you arrive to the take-out, where lunch will be served and you can relax. You return to Cuzco at around 5.00 pm.

Day 2: After a very good night sleep you will have breakfast and drive up the river for a new exciting day of white water rafting. Today you will be doing class III and IV rapids. You will spend about two and half-hours in the water arriving later to the camp. A Bar BQ lunch will be served and we should be back in Cuzco around 5:00 PM.

Rafting Apurimac River 4 days / 3 nights

Included: transport, guide, entrance, meals, snacks and equipment

No included: personal expenses

Day 1: At around 9.00 AM you drive from through the Andes ( 4 hours) to the put-in point at Huallpachaca bridge (2,000 mts. altitude) It will take about two hours to prepare all the equipment. You will be given a safety briefing, explaining different rafting techniques and safety procedures. Emphasis is put on training all the participants. You will raft for 2 or 3 hours, including Class II and III rapids. Then camp in a narrow gorge with impressive rock walls. Here the guides will prepare dinner, as you relax around the campfire.

Day 2: After breakfast we start rafting around 10:00 AM. You’ll be in the water for about 4 1/2 hour doing mostly class III and IV rapids, stopping for lunch and arriving to camp between 3:00pm and 4:00pm, you sleep on a sandy beach under the night sky of the southern hemisphere.

Day 3: After breakfast you are going to be rafting through a couple of class V rapids, after 3 or 4 hours of rafting you will arrive to camp at another nice sandy beach at river night, lunch and happy hour before dinner are included.

Day 4: After breakfast you will float down and encounter rapids class V and arriving for lunch at the take out where we pack all the equipment and drive back to Cuzco arriving around 6:00 PM.



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