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Huchuy Qosqo Trek to Machu Picchu 3 Days

Unique designed adventure trekking package in which you will hike along the Andes Mountain, pass through andean communities interacting with locals, exploring amazing isolated Inca cities, you will explore the SALT MINES, Moray and Ollantaytambo, ending at the Citadel of Machu Picchu. The views along the way can't be missed!!

The appeal of Huchuy Qosqo trek is the combination of stunning Inca ruins, rural villages, magnificent snow-capped mountains, exotic vegetation and extraordinary ecological variety. The trail goes off the beaten track, over high passes of the Andes and through the Sacred Valley of the Incas with unforgettable views of great scenery. Ending at one of the wonders of the world: Machu Picchu.

Machu Picchu

ITINERARY

Day 1 : Cusco – Patabamba – Huchuy Qosqo

We pick you up at your hotel at 6 am, then we drive in our private transport to the village of Patabamba (3800mt) only 1 hour from Cusco. Once we arrive, backpack is on and ready to go starting our gentle hike uphill for 3 hours to get to the highest point of the trek (4,200mt). From there we have fantastic views of the surrounding snow capped mountains and valleys. We descend towards the village of Pucamarca and spend time in the Inca ruins, then following the original Inca trail into the Inca city of Huchuy Qosqo. 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 your room for the night with all the amazing views of the surrounding places and the Inca city. By late afternoon enjoy your high tea, then have dinner with your local family! In the evening go out to enjoy the sky and see the Inca’s constellations which will be showed to you by your guide.

  • Highlights : Hike through the original Inca Trail along the Andes mountains, explore amazing isolated Inca ruins, interact with local families, enjoy the local culinary skills in the community.
  • Meals: Lunch Box – Afternoon Tea Time – Dinner
  • Accommodation: Homestay at a local families home with a proper toilet.
  • Distance: 13kms approximately
  • Difficulty: Moderate.

Day 2 : Huchuy Qosqo – Ollantaytambo – Aguas Calientes

After a delicious breakfast there will be a guided tour of the Huchuy Qosqo Inca City, in which you will see amazing Inca buildings, sacred temples, farming terraces, storehouses, wáter channels and Inca reservoir. After time to explore everything we head downhill to Lamay for 2 hours. Our private van will take you to Urubamba town where we will have lunch. Afterwards we head to the archaeological site of MORAY also known as “The Greenhouses of the Incas” which is unique and fascinating. Different levels of terraces are carved into a huge bowl, part of which was further excavated by the Incas. The terraces have varied microclimates depending on how deep into the bowl they are so they were thought to have been used by the Incas to discover the optimal conditions for their crops. After time to enjoy and explore the site, we continue driving towards the colonial town of Maras and to the Pre-Inca Salt Mine (Salineras). Thousands of salt pans have been used for salt extraction since before Inca times. A hot spring at the top of the valley discharges a small stream of heavily salt laden water, which is diverted into salt pans and evaporated to produce a salt that is used for cattle licks. Then we continue our journey to Ollantaytambo where we will explore the stunning astronomical Inca City of Ollantaytambo and by late afternoon, we take the train to Aguas Calientes where we spend the night in a hotel.

  • Highlights: Huchuy Qosqo archeological site – Great views – Salt mine – Moray and Ollantaytambo Inca ruins.
  • Meals: Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner
  • Accommodation: Hotel with private bathroom and room, hot shower, phone, storage, wifi and breakfast included!
  • Distance: 7kms approximately
  • Difficulty: Easy

Day 3 : Aguas Calientes – Machu Picchu – Cusco

After an early breakfast we leave our hotel to take the bus for the journey up to Machu Picchu ruins. Once there we visit one of the most important mystic centers of the world: Machu Picchu. A 3 hour guided tour will take us into the history of this mysterious and charming ruin. Then we have plenty of time for further exploring, taking photos and the option to climb Huayna Picchu Mountain or going up to the Sun Gate. After that we head back to Aguas Calientes. In the afternoon we take the return train to Ollantaytambo with a private bus connection to Cusco.

  • Meals: Breakfast
  • Difficulty: Easy.

INCLUDES

  • Transfer from your the airport to your hotel
  • Briefing at our office the night before the trekking departure.
  • Pick up from your hotel in the morning of the trek departure.
  • All transfers in our van only for SAM Travel Peru client's.
  • Entry fee to Machu Picchu
  • Entrance tickets to Moray, Salt Mines and Ollantaytambo
  • Entry to Huchuy Qosqo
  • Guided tour of Machu Picchu.
  • English speaking experienced professional tour guide.
  • Meals as indicated in the itinerary (optional vegetarian food with prior request)
  • Bus ticket from Aguas Calientes to Machu Picchu.
  • First Aid kit including emergency oxygen bottle.
  • Round trip train ticket (expedition service) from Ollantaytambo to Aguas Calientes
  • Private transport from Ollantaytambo to your hotel in Cusco.
  • Celebration dinner in Aguas Calientes (tourist restaurant).
  • Hotel in Aguas Calientes with private bathroom and room, hot shower, phone, storage, wifi and breakfast included!.
  • Walking poles
  • Rain ponchos

NOT INCLUDES

  • Entry to Huayna Picchu – US$25.
  • Bus ticket from Machu Picchu to Aguas Calientes – It can be hiked!
  • First breakfast and last lunch.
  • Additional horses for extra personal luggage- 7kgs personal item allowance.
  • Optional upgrades (train and hotel).
  • Tips for the cook,horsemen and guide (Samtravelperu staff receives a fair wage immediately after the end of their trip.
  • However tips are optional but of great appreciation for them).

RESERVATIONS

For availability of spaces for this service, please contact us info@iteptravel.com and we`ll send you detailed information, prices, terms and conditions.

Please keep in mind that significant price reductions are available for groups. All our tours are fully guaranteed, departure every day. Contact us for more information for the tour that you are choosing, or to begin customizing your own itinerary. recommendations:

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