Cusco & 1 day Inca Trail

THE ROYAL 1 DAY INCA TRAIL TO MACHUPICCHU, THE BEST OF CUSCO & THE SACRED VALLEY: 6 DAYS & 5 NIGHTS

TRIP AT A GLANCE

Travel from only: US$183 per day - 6 days starting only at US$1100 per person

This is the best program which will let you visit in few days the best of Cusco, the Sacred Valley and has the fascinating 1 DAY HIKE to Machupicchu, it is for people that do not have enough time for the classic 4 days Inca Trail, it is also one of the best combinations to see and be in contact with the wonderful landscapes of the Andes, the Cloud Forest, its flora and fauna. Learn about the Incas, Peruvian culture, and Visit 1 of the new 7 wonders of the world!!

ITINERARY:
Meals Included: B= Breakfast L=Lunch BxL=Box Lunch (picnic) D=Dinner
DAY 1: ARRIVING TO CUSCO
DAY 2: CUSCO CITY TOUR: Koricancha, Sacsayhuaman, kenko, Puca Pucara & Tambomachay. (B)
DAY 3: SACRED VALLEY: AWANACANCHA, PISAC RUINS, MARKET & OLLANTAYTAMBO (B, L)
DAY 4: SACRED VALLEY - ROYAL INCA TRAIL TO MACHUPICCHU (B, Bx L)
DAY 5: MACHUPICCHU – CUSCO. If available optional hike to Huaynapicchu or Montana Machupicchu (B)
DAY 6: CUSCO – LIMA (B)

Optional private City tour of Lima if your international flight leaves at night
DETAILED ITINERARY
Meals Included: B= Breakfast L=Lunch BxL=Box Lunch (picnic) D=Dinner

DAY 1: ARRIVING TO CUSCO
Upon arrival reception, assistance and transfer to the selected hotel; where you should take a short rest to adjust better to the altitude (11,000 ft a.s.l.)
Optional activity: Typical lunch (taste guinea pig or alpaca if you wish) at a local restaurant with an amazing view of the city and visit an alpaca clothes factory. Lunch not included but you will have a free transportation
Note: You are in charge of arriving to Cusco, by plane, train or Bus. Our Services start and finish in Cusco.

DAY 2: CUSCO
Free morning to visit the city and its museums: Inca, Preculumbian Art & The Machupicchu Museum.
Afternoon Combined tour; visit the Koricancha (Temple of the Sun), Sacsayhuaman, Kenko, Puca-Pucara and Tambomachay. (B)
Note: Whenever it will be possible; to avoid the crowds and in the high season we will program this tour in the morning.
DAY 3: SACRED VALLEY: AWANACANCHA, PISAC RUINS, MARKET & OLLANTAYTAMBO
Visit a farm where you will see and take nice pictures of alpacas, llamas, vicunas & guanacos, also we will see and learn (step by step) how Andean people still make very beautiful textiles using very old traditional techniques.
Continue to PISAC located right at the entrance to the Sacred Valley, the amazing Inca city that constitutes one of the most important Archaeological Parks in the region. Visit the fine temples, palaces and the well preserved and vast farming terraces; built even as far as the edge of precipices that still keep their straight sometimes vertical aqueducts; an imposing and unforgettable sight that also offers very beautiful landscapes.
Winayhuayna
Visit PISAC the Colonial Village, where you will see the famous "Indian Market" and the handicrafts or "souvenirs" market, this is your chance to enjoy a blend of color, traditions and people, and bargain for exotic craftworks.
After Lunch at Urubamba Village, tour to the oldest continuously inhabited dwellings in South America, where people are still living in the same houses and palaces as 500 years ago; the ancient Incan town of OLLANTAYTAMBO, with its very impressive constructions built with huge boulders and its ancient heritage that will leave us astonished. Overnight Ollantaytambo. (B, L)
Note: The Pisac Market is everyday, on Tuesday, Thursdays and Sundays is bigger but more crowded; not so good for visiting the ruins in Pisac and Ollantaytambo and for photos
DAY 4: SACRED VALLEY - ROYAL INCA TRAIL TO MACHUPICCHU
Transfer to the Ollantaytambo Train Station to catch the train until the Km 104 (1:20 minutes train ride, altitude 8250 feet), where we start to hike - with wonderful landscapes of the Cloud Forest, its flora and fauna - on the Royal Inca Trail to Machupicchu visiting first the Inca remain of Chachabamba. Later we continue hiking up-hill for about 3 hours until getting, visiting the famous and fascinating Inca Citadel of Winayhuayna (8860ft.). The hike continues after lunch for 1 - 1 1/2 hours until Inti Punku (Sun Gate, altitude 9050)
Machupicchu
From where we will have the first fantastic view of the "Holy City of the Incas": Machupicchu; the highlight of any trip to South America. Finally you hike downhill until Machupicchu (altitude 8000 feet) for 45 minutes. From Machupicchu you take a bus for 30 minutes to Aguas Calientes town (altitude 6600 feet) to overnight. (B, Bx L)

DAY 5: MACHUPICCHU – HUAYNAPICCHU - CUSCO
Early visit of Machupicchu; to spot the amazing sun rise and guided visit (2 1/2 hours) of the wonderful temples and palaces, later on your won take short hikes to Huaynapicchu Peak, the temple of the Moon, and the Inca Bridge. Afternoon return to Ollantaytambo by train (1 1/2 hours) and transfer to the hotel in Cusco (1 1/2 hours). (B)
NOTE: You have to pay extra ($65 pp) if you are interested in climbing to Huaynapicchu or Montana Machupicchu and you have to let us know in advance, we must buy tickets ASAP, there is a short limit per day.

DAY 6: CUSCO – LIMA
Transfer to the airport for departure flight. (B)

END OF OUR SERVICES

Note: If your international flight from Lima is leaving at night you have the option of taking an early flight from Cusco and could have a city tour in Lima, ask for more details if you are interested
DATES
- This trip is NOT available only on FEBRUARY, it is available at any other day you want
- We just need a minimum of 2 guests.
- If you are a SOLO traveler you could still take the trip (with GROUP tours) but you must pay the EXTRA FOR A SINGLE SUPPLEMENT (SS)
PRICES & INCLUSIONS
. PRICES PER PERSON in US$$, MINIMUM 2 GUESTS on DOUBLE occupancy.
. If you want to use a SINGLE room or if you are a SOLO traveler you could still take the trip (with GROUP tours) but you must pay the EXTRA FOR A SINGLE SUPPLEMENT (SS)
2-3 PEOPLE
EXTRA for PRIVATE Tours: US$160 TOTAL
3 star/Good Value Hotels
- US$1100 per person
- SS: US$ 230
- US$1320 per person
- SS: US$ 640
- US$1900 per person
- SS: US$ 1400
4-5 PEOPLE
EXTRA for PRIVATE Tours: US$120 TOTAL 
3 star/Good Value Hotels
- US$1070 per person
- SS: US$ 230
- US$1290 per person
- SS: US$ 640
- US$1840 per person
- SS: US$ 1400
6-7 PEOPLE
EXTRA for PRIVATE Tours: US$80 TOTAL
3 star/Good Value Hotels
- US$1050 per person
- SS: US$ 230
- US$1270 per person
- SS: US$ 640
- US$1800 per person
- SS: US$ 1400
8-+ PEOPLE
PRIVATE TOURS WITHOUT ANY EXTRA COSTS
3 star/Good Value Hotels
- US$1040 per person
- SS: US$ 230
- US$1255 per person
- SS: US$ 640
- US$1770 per person
- SS: US$ 1400
Extra Payment for Private tours: Paying this TOTAL EXTRA COST per PARTY; for ALL the TOURS we will provide: a PRIVATE transportation + an English Speaking guide just for your party.
INCLUDED IN THE PRICES ACCORDING TO THE ITINERARY:
- Double or Twin rooms at Described Hotels + breakfasts for 5 nights, Cusco: 3 nights, Sacred Valley – Ollantaytambo: 1 night; Aguas Calientes: 1 night

- GROUP Tours: For the all the tours you will have an English speaking guide, all the entrance fees to visit all the attractions described on the itinerary, all the roundtrip transfers and bus transportation.

TOURS: City Tour & 4 ruins, Sacred Valley, and 2 days Inca Trail to Machupicchu: Roundtrip EXPEDITION or INCA RAIL train tickets, Machupicchu English speaking guide, Roundtrip Bus tickets & Inca Trail + Machupicchu entrance fees.
If you wish you can upgrade to the VISTADOME ($50 pp) or the HIRAM BINGHAM train ($665 pp)

For the GROUP Tours: We use the best available transportation and guides. On average we have:
- Cusco City and Sacred Valley tours: 12-16 people
- For Machupicchu you will have a PRIVATE guide (only for your party)
-  1 day Inca Trail & Machupicchu: 5 - 8 people

If you wish you can upgrade to the VISTADOME ($50 pp) or the HIRAM BINGHAM train

- All the transportation: Airport/Bus & Train Station - Hotel - Airport/Bus & Train Station described in the Itinerary
- Described meals
- Professional & Personal Assistance during your visit.

Does not include: International & national airfares (Lima - Cusco - Lima), for Day 5: Huaynapicchu entrance fees ($65 pp), tips, airport departure taxes or visa fees, excess baggage charges, additional nights during the trip due to flight cancellations, alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages or bottled water, non described meals & snacks, insurance of any kind, laundry, phone calls, radio calls or messages, reconfirmation of international flights and items of personal nature

BOOKING & DEPOSIT FOR THE TRIP:
- To reconfirm, book and to buy all the necessary tickets, we will need you to send a deposit of 70% of the trip's price ASAP.
- You can make the deposit in a saving account (with 3% bank’s fees)
- If you want to use a credit card there will be 8% fees over the deposit (bank commissions & fees, not ours)
- The remaining balance has to be paid 45 days before your trip or in US$$, cash in Cusco.

The deposit will be used to pay hotels, buy train, Inca Trail & Machupicchu tickets, etc. Once we bought your tickets; they are NOT transferable to any other person OR to any different date due to Government regulations.
HOTELS
Please note that for any package we can upgrade and use any other you wish: 4 star, 5 stars, the most recommended, expensive room, etc, etc. As a LOCAL travel agent we have good prices with ALL the hotels in Peru so please just let us know about your preferences and we will send you our best price.
3 STAR/GOOD VALUE:
CUSCO: La Posada de Atahualpa, Amaru or similar
SACRED VALLEY: Sol Ollanta, Apu Lodge, Iskay or similar
AGUAS CALIENTES/MACHUPICCHU: Pequena Casita, Presidente or similar
4 STAR/GOOD VALUE:
CUSCO: Tierra Viva, Rumi Punku, San Agustin Dorado, Eco Inn or Jose Antonio
SACRED VALLEY: Pakaritampu, Hacienda or similar
AGUAS CALIENTES/MACHUPICCHU: El Mapi, Casa Andina, Tierra Viva or similar
5 STAR/BEST AVAILABLE:
CUSCO: Casa Cartagena, Marriot, Aranwa, Palacio del Inka
SACRED VALLEY: Aranwa, Rio Sagrado, Inkaterra or similar
AGUAS CALIENTES/MACHUPICCHU: Sumaq or Inkaterra Pueblo
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