DAY 1 ARRIVE IN LIMA AND FLY TO CUZCO
After your arrival in Cusco, a representative of Valencia Travel Cusco will be waiting at the airport to transport you to your hotel. Where you will spend the night. Then, you will have all the day to relax and enjoy the beauty of Cusco and it surroundings.
DAY 2 OPEN DAY AT LEISURE
Optional: Full day sacred valley tour(Extra Cost: USD 45.00 per person)
You will have breakfast (which is included) and be picked up from your hotel at 8:15 am. This will be a full day excursion to the Urubamba Valley, visiting the colorful native market in Pisac. Where you will be able to appreciate the mixtures of colors, traditions, have an opportunity to test your bartering skills, interact with the local craftsmen and purchase their hand-made souvenirs. Pisac is located at the entrance of the Sacred Valley. The Valley is (31km)/(19mi) from Cusco at an altitude of (2,970m)/(9,700 ft). Followed by Pisac, is Urubamba, we will enjoy a delicious lunch buffet at Tunupa restaurant. Then, we continue through to Ollantaytambo, the oldest continuously occupied town in the South American continent. The narrow streets of Ollantaytambo, along with their canals, have not changed much from the time of the Incan Empire. They evoke their ancestral inheritance and give a feeling of what it was like to live during these times. The last visit will be the Chinchero market. Chinchero is believed to be the mythical birthplace of the rainbow! Its major attraction in tourism, is its colorful Sunday market, which is less tourist-orientated than the market at Pisac. At the end, we return you to the Plaza de Armas in Cusco around 6:30 pm. The night is free for you to eat in any restaurant of your choice; although we always have plenty of suggestions should you require them.
Day 3:CUSCO | LARES – HUACAWASI (L, D)
You´ll enjoy a delicious breakfast just before we'll pick you up to go to Calca in the Sacred Valley. Once there we have the last chance to buy anything you think you could need.
We keep going to the highest place will be this first day: 4265 meters above sea level (13992 FASL), there Sawasiray and Pitusiray, two big mountains, say hello to us. Then we go down to 3207 MASL/10521 FASL in Lares a typical and small Colonial Town. There we can enjoy the springs, have lunch and finally get ready to start our hiking adventure.
We´ll take an Increasing path to Huacawasi (3600 MASL – 11811 FASL) our first stop. This little Town is full of colors and good Vibes. Houses made of adobe and many of the typical Llamas.
DAY 4 :HUACAWASI | ARURAYOQ – MANTANAY (B, L, D)
After Breakfast start our trek to Aruraycocha (at 4500 MASL/14763 FASL) the highest point. The view is just amazing, you can see the beautiful Aruraycocha lake; and then go down towards it. Here the vegetation changes. It's the conservation area of Mantanay we can observe a typical kind of tree called the Q’euñas around the other lake: Yuraccocha. Around these lakes we'll have lunch. If we are lucky enough, we can see the famous and huge Andean Condor. We´ll keep going down to Mantanay village our second campsite 3800 MASL/12467 FASL high.
DAY 5 :MANTANAY | YANAHUARA - OLLANTAYTAMBO - AGUAS CALIENTES
Hopefully you had a nice sleep, because this morning is the last day of trakking heading to Yanahuara, located at 2950 MASL/9678 FASL. another beautiful and colorful town located in the Sacred Valley. There the weathers changes; we´ll be more warmer. Here also, the important white grain corn is harvested. And here it's where we'll have our last meal together and say goodbye to our staff--Cooks and Horsemen--we'll take a van to Ollantaytambo.
Ollantaytambo is an archaeological site once the royal estate of Emperor Pachacuti, who conquered the region and now a days is some kind of museum due to the inca ruins . Located in the sacred valley is the place where we´ll take the train to Aguas Calientes, where we spend the night just before the day we finally climb Machu Picchu.
DAY 6:AGUAS CALIENTES | MACHU PICCHU - CUSCO
Very early in the morning, by bus or trekking, we will finally be at one of the wonder of the world. Machu Picchu will be all yours (if you trek) because you´ll be the first to arrive there; even before the inca trail trekkers! Once there if you are in the right time you´ll enjoy the sunrise and start the 2 hours guided tour where you´ll learn every single secret, every single tale and every fact about the Inca citadele. After that you can decide whether climb Hauyna Picchu or Machu Picchu mountain or visit the Sun Gate or the Inca Bridge.
The Machu Picchu entrance checkpoint is open from 06:00 AM until 17:00 PM.
Around 1pm most of the people is done. And take the bus back (we all finish really tired) to Aguas calientes. There you can have lunch in any of the really good restaurants there, maybe visit the museum or just chill waiting for the train and transport back to Cusco.
DAY 7 BYE BYE CUSCO AND FLY TO LIMA!
You will have breakfast in the hotel and will have the whole day to enjoy in Cusco before being transferred to the airport to take your flight back to Lima.
This activity can be cancelled and fully refunded up to 24 hours after booking.
After this time, Valencia Travel Cusco has established that no one can cancel the activity once the booking is placed.
If the activity had to be cancelled because of weather conditions, you would have a full refund.