122 – 6 Day Package with 3 Day Huchuy Qosqo Trek
Cost Per-Person – $589.00
Child Discount – 0-17 yrs. $20.00
Student Discount – 18 and over with a valid ISIC $20.00
Single Supplement – $89.00
Est. Additional Costs – $100.00*
Day 1 – Arrival in Cusco at any time, you will then be picked up and transported to your accommodation for check in, after checking into your accommodation you will need to visit the agency office for a short briefing regarding your tour and trek, you will then have the remainder of the day to relax or explore Cusco on your own.
Day 2 – Today you will be able to sleep in a bit if you want, or you can explore the city of Cusco, making sure to return to your accommodation by 12:30 pm. You will then be picked up between 12:30 pm and 1:15 pm for the start of your ½ day city tour. During this tour you will visit the main Cathedral and then Qorikancha before taking a bus up to the sites overlooking the City, Saqsaywaman which contains some of the largest stones used in any Inka construction, Q’enqo a funerary center, Pucapucara which was a fort, and Tambomachay which is known as the Inca baths. After your tour you will be dropped off back in Cusco at approximately 6:30 pm
Day 3 – Today you will be picked up from your accommodation at approximately 5:30 am and then transported to the Inca site of Tambomachay just outside of Cusco. You will then start the hike traveling over high passes, through valleys and small communities and past beautiful mountain lakes. With large swathes of grassland and large open lakes the area is home to a wide variety of birds including Andean Geese, Partridges and Lapwings as well as a variety of birds or prey, all of which are regularly spotted throughout the day. Our goal for today is the village of Qenko located close to Lake Qoricocha (Golden Water), Qenko is a traditional Andean community located high above Cusco and the Sacred Valley, the people here still maintain the customs and traditions of ages past and the majority of villagers gain their income from herding llamas and alpacas. As only a few tourists come this way the people are always intrigued to see who has come to visit their village and to welcome them with open arms, here we will have dinner and spend our first night.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
Day 4 – Today has two main focuses, learning about the customs and culture of the Andean people and a visit to the Inca site of Huchuy Qosco. Waking up early we’ll be taken by our guide to one of the houses where we’ll get to meet a local family, the people are incredibly welcoming and are just as eager to learn about you as you are of them, they do not get many visitors in this area and are always interested to find out about you. After the visit you’ll have the opportunity to give any gifts you’ve brought for the local people and also to buy some of the locally made items, and then we will make our way to Huchuy Qosco. The route follows an original Inca Trail that leads us down a beautiful, secluded valley that is filled with native plants, flowers and birds, it really feels like another world compared to the high grasslands we’ve left behind. In total it takes about two and a half hours to reach Huchuy Qosco and after a break to rest and take in the views of the Sacred Valley you’ll have a guided tour of the site to learn about the Inca people and their culture. In the afternoon we head down into the Sacred Valley to the village of Lamay where we will board a bus that will take us to Ollantaytambo, in Ollantaytambo we will board the train that will take us to Aguas Calientes where we will spend the night.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, & Dinner
Day 5 – Today you will take the shuttle bus in the morning to the Machu Picchu entrance to start the guided tour of the “Lost City of the Inkas” which will last for approximately 2 hours, following the tour you will have free time to explore the ancient city before having to return to Aguas Calientes in time to catch your 6:20 pm train back to Ollantaytambo, where you will then be taken by bus back to Cusco arriving at about 10:00 pm.
Day 6 – Morning breakfast followed by transfer to the airport or bus station for your departure.
* Estimated Additional costs are based on required items and do not include package options.
- Cusco – Amanecer an el Sole Hotel or Similar
- Aguas Calientes –
- All transfers and transportation indicated
- 3 nights lodging in Cusco, 1 night Camping & 1 night in Aguas Calientes
- Entrance to Machu Picchu
- Bus from Aguas Calientes to the Machu Picchu entrance
- Meals indicated
- Tour guide at the sites and on the trek
- Mules to carry cooking and camping equipment plus 7kg of your personal items during the trek.
- Entrance to Huchuy Qosqo
- Tent and sleeping pad
- Oxygen bottle and first aid kit during the trek
- Meals not indicated
- Entry to the Main Cathedral
- Entry to Qorikancha
- Entrance to the hot springs in Aguas Calientes
- Tourist Ticket for entry to sites (other than Machu Picchu)
- Alcoholic or carbonated drinks
- Tips for the trekking staff and guides
- Shuttle bus from Machu Picchu back down to Aguas Calientes
- Huayna Picchu
- Machu Picchu Mountain
- Shuttle bus from Machu Picchu to Aguas Calientes