A very attractive combination of Cusco city, the Sacred Valley of the Inca’s and of course the famous Inca Trail. This tour is quit intensive, but in a short time schedule your see the most important highlights of Cusco.
Briefing in our office, between 5 p.m. and 7 p.m. of the day before the trip, detailed explanation of the tour with our guide.
Recommendation: Arrive 24 hours before the trip at the office of Conde Travel.
Picking Up from the Airport to your chosen hotel. Free morning for clam and rest and don’t have altitude sickness. Then we pick you up from the hotel to take the CITY TOUR: 4 Hours. Guiding visit to the cathedral, main square, the convent of Santo Domingo. Later we move on to the rest of the archeological sites located just outside the city of Cusco. These sites are Sacsayhuaman, Q’enqo, Pukapukara y Tambomachay. We will return to the city to spend the night in Cusco.
We pick you up from the hotel to take the guide tour to SACRED VALLEY OF THE INCAS where we see the little town of Pisaq and its typical handicraft market and the plaza.
We continue the journey to Urubamba where we have an exquisite buffet lunch, then we continue with the tour to get the tourist center of Ollantaytambo where we are going to see important archeological remains. Coming back to Cusco by Chincheros, another tourist center and colonial town. There we visit the church and plaza. Then we return to Cusco at night.
Pick you up from your hotel. We drive to km.82 where is the starting point of the Inca Trail, We begin our hike by crossing the bridge over the Urubamba River, visiting the archeological group named Llactapata, after it a delicious lunch we continue reach the community of Wayllabamba where we have dinner and camp.
After breakfast we begin the most difficult part of the trek, climbing to the 4,200-meter Warmiwañusca pass, (Dead Woman’s pass), we may see domesticated llamas and alpacas grazing on ichu, one of the few plants that grow at high altitude. We also cross an area of the so called cloud forest, passing through Llulluchapampa. At the pass, we have a spectacular view of the Andes before beginning the descent to camp in Pacaymayo.
This day is the longest but also the most impressive and the most interesting, after breakfast we continuo with our trekking visiting the different archeological groups situated in incredible microclimates and forests, we have lunch and at afternoon we visit the archeological group WIÑAYHUAYNA an impressive Inca complex made up of an agricultural center. After visiting the impressive archaeological site, close to our camp, we enjoy our farewell dinner at our camp.
We start hiking early towards Inti Punku, or Sun Gate, where we have a spectacular panoramic view of Machu Picchu. Then walk down to the Sanctuary with the professional guided walking tour of Machu Picchu.
To climb the mountain of Huayna Picchu we can choose one of the two groups at 07:00 am or 10:00 am. We make the trek up the mountain of Huayna Picchu it will take us about an hour but really worth it. After that we walk down to aguas Calientes, where we take the train back to Cusco. Overnight at hotel.
Breakfast in the Hotel.
Machu Picchu is an archeological center that preserves the remains of an Inca city, built in a green environment of mountains and rivers, a mystical and mysterious place; in addition, it is a patrimony of humanity and one of the most desired destinations in the world.
It is located at 2,400 m. a. s. l. in a cloud forest between the Andes Mountains and the Amazon rainforest of Peru.
To get from Lima to Machu Picchu you must travel to the city of Cusco by plane or bus.
It is possible to go all the year, the minimum temperatures vary between 8 ºC and the maximum around 20 ºC.
There are 2 seasons in Machu Picchu: the dry season and the rainy season. The first one takes place between April and October, it is characterized by little rain and a sunny climate. The rainy season runs from November to March and is characterized by constant rains.
On trains to Machu Picchu you can only take hand luggage that should not exceed 5 kilos (11 pounds).
Yes, it can be visited by people of all ages. However, in order to ascend Huayna Picchu mountain, it can only be visited by people older than 12 years old.
Public access is from 6 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Machu Picchu is home to almost 150 amazing constructions, these are some of the places that stand out:
• The Temple of the Sun.
• The Intihuatana.
• The Temple of the 3 Windows.
• The Temple of the Condor.
• The Hall of Mirrors.
• The Ladder of the Fountains.
• Huayna Picchu Mountain.
• The Temple of the Moon.
• The Door of the Sun (Intipunku).
• The Main Square.
• The Royal Tomb.
• The Sacred Rock.