Enjoy this beautifull trip with your Private guide Machu picchu, Inca trail. From the colonial and pre-Columbian grandeur of Cusco, with all the comforts it offers to travellers from all over the world, we explore the land of the Incas. The Sacred Valley of the Incas was the fertile heart of the Inca Empire and its people still farm amid the ruins of their ancestors’ culture and trade in their colourful markets. We then travel to Machupicchu as Inca pilgrims once did: on foot along the world famous Inca Trail, a spectacular trek through the biodiverse Machupicchu Historical Sanctuary, with its fascinating archaeological remnants of the Inca culture.
Day 1 Private Guided Tour Cusco
Private Guide Cusco.
Cusco lies in exceptionally beautiful Andean countryside at 3400 metres above sea level and its legacy as the hub of the Inca Empire is readily apparent: Most of the city streets are lined with Inca-built stone walls and crowded with Quechua-speaking descendants of the Incas.
The city of Cusco on foot (half day)
We begin our tour with a visit to the cathedral, followed by Qoricancha, the Inca Temple of the Sun, which boasts the finest remaining examples of Inca stonemasonry. We will also walk through streets lined with Inca walls on our way to the San Blas neighbourhood, famous today, as it was in Inca times, for its skilled craftsmen.
Day 2: The ruins of Saqsaywaman (half day)
We will explore this ancient Inca sanctuary with its immense monolithic walls, then visit the amphitheatre at Qenqo, the fortress of Puka Pukara and the ritual Inca baths at Tambomachay.
Afternoon visit of Pisaq Ruins (half day)
Pisaq ruins stand high above the Sacred Valley of the Incas, and comprise an Intiwatana, a temple complex, residential areas and extensive agricultural terracing.
Day 3: The ruins of Chinchero
Chinchero is a traditional village with an interesting early colonial church built on what was once an Inca temple. The colourful markets of the valley sell crafts, jewellery and textiles, as well as traditional produce which local people trade.
The Saltpans of Maras (full day)
The salt mines at Maras consist of 3000 small pools. A number of salt water springs emerge from the hillside and are channelled along canals using the natural gradient. This process is repeated every three days and the water evaporates leaving behind the salt which slowly solidifies. The salt is then packed into plastic sacks to be sold in the region’s local markets and exported as far away as Japan.
Enjoy this beautifull trip with your Private guide Ollantaytambo. Ollantaytambo is the only surviving example of Inca urban planning. We will visit the agricultural areas around the village, the irrigation system, granaries and the fortress-temple built by Inca Pachacuteq.
Day 4: Private Guide Inca Trail
Enjoy this trip with your Private guide Machu picchu .
DAY 4: CUSCO TO KM 82 (with a private bus) – KM 82 TO WAYLLABAMBAPick up from your hotel is very early in the morning (5:30 am). Once we’ve left Cusco by private bus we’ll drive through the famous Sacred Valley (Chinchero, Urubamba and Ollantaytambo) and will arrive after about 2 ½ hours at “km 82” that is the start of the trail. On our way from Cusco to km 82 our bus usually stops for around 30 minutes in Ollantaytambo in order to give our customers the opportunity to have breakfast or to buy something else (snacks, drinks etc.). Having arrived at km 82 at around 09:00 am you are going to cross the Urubamba river and follow the left bank of the river for about 1 ½ hours. The first little climb will be to Wilka Rakay; from here there is a spectacular view of the Inca site Patallapta and the Kusichaca Valley. The subsequent descent down to Kusichaca river is very simple. On the way to our first camp side there are great views of the Urubamba mountain range with the snow-capped Peak Veronica (5’750 m, Wakay Wilka). We’ll follow Kusichaca Valley for approximately 7km up to Wayllabamba (3’000 m), where we will spend our first night.Trekking distance: 12km
Maximum altitude: 3000m
Campsite altitude: 3000m
Estimated time: 6-7 hours approx.
Maximum altitude: 4215m
Campsite altitude: 3600m
Estimated time: 8-9 hours approx.
Maximum altitude: 3950m
Campsite altitude: 2650m
Estimated time: 2 hours
Maximum altitude: 2720m
Machu Picchu altitude: 2400m
Day 08: Free day.
Day 09: Private Transfer to airport.
- All necessary land transport.
- All tours and transfers with English-speaking tour guide. Entrance fees for all tours and excursions, parks and museums.
- Accommodation at selected hotel with private bathroom (double room basis).
- Single supplement includes: single room where available. Meals according to itinerary.
- Trekking services, including: camp cook, porters and camp assistant(s).
- All group camping equipment, double tents and Thermarest, kitchen and/or dining tent, and toilet tent.
- All our trash produced during the trek, returns to Cusco. First-aid kit.
- Airport taxes approximately $6 USD for each domestic flight and $28 USD for the international flight.
- Tips to the staff.
- Travel insurance.
- Personal expenses: clothing and sleeping bag, laundry, telephone calls, etc.
- Meals not included in the program.