Your Andean adventure begins at 6 am when we pick you up at your hotel and then we drive in our private transport to the village of Patabamba (3,800m/12,467ft), only 1 hour from Cusco. Once we arrive, we put our backpacks on and get ready to start a gentle hike uphill for the next 3 hours to get to the highest point of the trek (4,200m/13,779ft). From there, we have fantastic views of the surrounding snow capped mountains and valleys. We descend towards the village of Pucamarca, upon arrival, lunch prepared by our chef will be waiting for you, and spend time at the Inca ruins there.
From there, we follow a section of the original Inca trail into the Inca city of Huchuy Qosqo. There, we have time to explore the city and then we head to our homestay. Here, your guide will introduce you to the local family who will show you to your room for the night and the bathroom with a proper toilet. You will see all the amazing views of the surrounding areas and the Inca city. By late afternoon, you will enjoy your tea, and later have dinner with your local family! In the evening, you will have the opportunity to enjoy the sky full of brilliant stars, far from the light pollution of any city and see the Inca constellations which your guide will show you.
Accommodation: Local Home Stay (1 night)
- Huchuy Qosqo Trek – Qoriqocha lake, Photo stop viewpoint
- Huchuy Qosqo Trek – Viewpoint of the Piuray Valley, stop to take photos
- Huchuy Qosqo Trek – Inca trail to Pumamarka, Community visit & lunch
- Huchuy Qosqo Trek – Huchuy Qosqo Ruins, archeological site
- Huchuy Qosqo Trek – Lamay viewpoint, stop to take photos of the sacred valley
- Lunch, Dinner
Today we get up early to enjoy the most beautiful sunrise in the mountains of the Sacred Valley. Then we will have a very nutritious breakfast prepared by our local family. Then we will make an offering to mother earth, and the Apus or sacred mountains that surround the Sacred Valley of the Incas, you will actively participate in the organization of this sacred ritual of the Incas, in the company of an Andean priest or Paqo. At 10 am we will begin to descend the hill, to the Lamay valley. Where our transport awaits us, with which we will visit the most sacred sanctuary of the Incas, it is the archaeological complex of Urco, a site of worship to water and origin of the Inca empire, we will also visit the Inkarry site museum, well known for exhibiting in its rooms the different cultures that occupied Peru. At noon we will have lunch in Urubamba, continuing with the tour we will arrive at the town of Ollantaytambo, where you can walk through its streets and houses of the Incas as they left it. At 4:36 pm, we take the train to the town of Aguas Calientes, where we are going to spend the night today, in a comfortable hotel.
Accommodation: Local Home Stay (1 night)
- Huchuy Qosqo Trek – Spiritual ceremony with an Andean priest, with whom he will offer an offering of thanks to mother earth and the sacred mountains of the Sacred Valley
- Sacred Valley of the Incas – Unu Urqo ruins, archeological site
- Sacred Valley of the Incas – Inkarry Museum
- Train ride to Aguas Calientes, enjoy the beautiful views along the vilcanota river and the dense jungle of torontoy
- Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
This day the tour in Machu Picchu will take place early in the morning, after getting ready at the hotel, we will take the bus at 5:30 am. After a trip along the road surrounded by vegetation and impressive views of the Putukusi mountain, we will arrive at the access point for the sacred sanctuary of Machu Picchu.
First, before passing the control, those who wish to use the toilets will be able to do so. Since there are no bathrooms inside Machu Picchu, if you are going to go outside once inside, unfortunately you will not be able to re-enter.
Our visit to the wonder of Machu Picchu will be through circuit number 2, since it is one of the most complete. On this tour you will be able to go up to the famous guardian’s house from where the postcard photo of Machu Picchu will be taken, then you will pass through the main gate, the ceremonial plaza, the Inca’s house, the ceremonial fountains, you will see the temple of the sun, but not up close; You can also access the pyramid where the sundial is located.
Continuing with the circuit you will arrive at the sector of the sacred rock, and finally you will visit the urban area where the royal houses of the Inca nobles were, and also the room of mirrors. After 3 hours of travel we will retire with our guide, and once outside you can have a drink or food. Because inside the complex is prohibited.
Then you can take the bus down to the town of Aguas Calientes, where you will have enough time to have your lunch. At 2:30 p.m. it will be the time of the return train to the Ollantaytambo station, where your return transportation to Cusco awaits you, arriving at approximately 7:00 p.m.
- Tour to Machu Picchu – Visit of the citadel of Machu Picchu, together with your local guide you will discover the most sacred palaces and temples of the Incas.