Family & Friends Adventure trip
Cusco city, Sacred valley, Maras, Moray, Short Inca trail to Machu Picchu
Upon you arrival in Cusco airport (3,400 m/11,152 ft. You will be met by our local representative and then transferred to the hotel.
On the afternoon at leisure to acclimatize for our great adventure (Inca trail) to Machu Picchu city
Day 1: City tour
1.30pm guided visit to the city of Cusco; the Main Square, the Cathedral and the Koricancha or Temple of the Sun, continue to the four ruins nearby; the Sacsayhuaman Fortress overlooking the city of Cuzco, an Inca architectural masterpiece; Qenqo, a rock sanctuary whose main attraction is the monolithic altar representing a puma, the red fortress of Puca-Pucara and Tambomachay, a beautiful fountain fed by a spring forming a series of basins. Return to your hotel.
Day 2: Maras - Moray:
Day 3: Sacred valley:
8:20am Today, our Tour guide takes us into the Sacred Valley of the Incas that was an important source of food for the Incas. The Sacred Valley is a lush agricultural region that keeps supplying the Cusco City with lots of its production. We visit the majestic ruins of Pisaq as well as its current famous handicraft market. Then, we stop in Urubamba, considered to be the capital of the valley, to have a buffet lunch offering Andean cuisine (not included in the tour). Afterwards, we continue to the picturesque town of Ollantaytambo with its Incan fortress the last Inca town that still keeps its original architecture, back to Cusco visit the village of Chinchero famous for a massive Inca wall located in its town square.
Note: You stay over nigth at Ollantaytambo town
Day 4: Ollantaytambo - Km.104 - Machu Picchu -
Transfer from the hotel to the train station (ten minutes walking). We will catch the 7.29am train to km 104 where we will begin our trek (1 hour and 20 minutes). Once we have arrived at 9.00am at the Point of Control, we must show our passports.
Before beggining our trek to Machu Picchu we will visit the Inca site Chachabamba (2,150m/7,052ft) which is a ceremonial place with ceremonial fountains, wayranas (shelters), and an Inca altar where supposedly the sacrification of llamas, alpacas and in extreme cases humans took place.
We continue our trek of an 8km uphill hike to the next Inca site; Winaywayna (2,650m/8,692ft). On our hike to this place we will observe the Valle del Urubamba, Rio Urubamba, Floras and Faunas, mountains covered with vegetation and to the East; The Veronica Glacier (5,875m/19,275ft).
Also, on our beautiful hike, we observe the Inca sites of Choquesuysuy and Intipata with farming terraces and small warehouses. Before we arrive at the Inca Complex Winaywayna, we will enjoy the site of a beautiful waterfall. Then, we will visit Winaywayna which is the last Spiritual resting place on the way to Machu Picchu. Furthermore, we walk the Inca trail towards Intipunku (1hour and 20 minutes). From this point we will have a very impressive site of Machu Picchu City.
From Intipunku we decend to Machu Picchu to take in the classic view of the city. To end our trek we will take the bus back to Aguas Calientes; where we will have dinner and spend the night at a hotel.
Meals: Lunch and Dinner
Hiking time: 6 to 7 hours
Total Distance: 13km/ 8,08 miles
Maximum Altitude: 2,650m/ 8,692ft
Minimum Altiitude: 2,000m/ 6,560ft
Day 5: Machu Picchu city - Cusco
On this day it is a very early wake up call at 4:30am. Breakfast will be served at the hotel before we take the bus to Machu Picchu City at 5:30am (25 minute bus ride). Before we begin the guided tour of the City, you will have a chance to take the classic picture of Machu Picchu. The guided tour of the city will take about two hours.
Afterwards, you will have free time to explore this beautiful city, walk to the Inca bridge and you also have the option of hiking either the Wayna Picchu mountain or Machu Picchu mountain.
In the afternoon we will meet back in Aguas Calientes where you are responsible for your lunch, and from there we will take the train back to Ollantaytambo. From Ollantaytambo we will take private transporation to Cusco City where you will be dropped off at your hotel in the evening.
End of trek