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TOUR: CUSCO AND INCA TRAIL TO MACHU PICCHU II

Budget tour to Lima, Cusco, Inca Trail, Machu Picchu and Aguas Calientes

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Duration: 9 days / 8 nights
Tour Type: Ecological, archaeological and mystic
Price: From US$ 812
Places to be visited:
Lima;
Cusco. Inca Trail, Machu Picchu and Aguas Calientes
Activities:
Trekking and camping
Reservation:
Minimum 45 days prior to the date of travel

Tour Description

All our programmes can be tailor made according to your requirements, whether regarding the length of your tour, any special interests or specific activities, flight reservations, optional destinations or tours.

DAY 01: International Arrival in Lima
Assistance at your arrival to Lima International Airport and transfer to your hotel. There you will receive a briefing on your tour; receive vouchers covering all the services included in your tour and additional information on the organisation of your Peru trip.

Meals Included: None

DAY 02: Lima: Sightseeing Tour
Morning free to rest after your International travel. We recommend you to sleep long enough to be ready to start this unforgettable journey through this wonderful country.Free time for lunch.
Main Square Lima , Cusco Inca Trail to Machu Picchu, Tours in PeruGuided sightseeing tour to the most attractive and important sites in Lima, the "City of Kings". The tour includes Lima's Historical Centre, passing by Plaza San Martin, Plaza Mayor, the Government Palace, the City Hall, the Cathedral and its Religious Art Museum, the Church of Santo Domingo, with the tombs of Santa Rosa and San Martin de Porras, and Lima's Colonial Balconies.
We will visit the Convent and Church of San Francisco, the greatest monumental complex of Colonial Art in America and Cultural Heritage of Humanity. The tour includes a visit to the Basilica of 21 altars, Convent of Cloisters, Capitulary and Clementine Rooms, Chorus and Library of the priests, a Museum showing 11 paintings of the Rubens School, the Sacristy with paintings of Surbaran and Ribera, its great patio decorated with Seville tiles of the XVIth Century, Moorish arches and underground catacombs. We then drive through the residential Districts of San Isidro and Miraflores, passing by the Huaca Pucllana, a ceremonial and administrative centre of the Lima Culture built in the II Century A.C. that the Incas considered as "Ñaupallaqta" or Sacred Town. We will also visit El Olivar Park with olive trees brought from Spain in the XVth Century, the Central Park of Miraflores and Larcomar, a symbol of modern Lima and a tourist and entertainment centre as well as a privileged site to enjoy an amazing view of the Pacific Ocean. Late afternoon transfer to your hotel.

Meals Included: Breakfast

Optinal: Dinner with show at Junius restaurant


DAY 03: Lima / Cusco - Sightseeing Tour and Visit to Nearby Ruins
Breakfast. Transfer to the airport in Lima to take a flight bound for the City of Cusco. At your arrival reception and transfer to your hotel. Rest of the morning off to acclimatized. Church La Compañia, Cusco Inca Trail to Machu Picchu, Tours in Peru We recommend you to have lunch at your hotel, since in the afternoon we will know the City of Cusco on a guided tour, visiting the Plaza Mayor, the Cathedral and the Temple of the Sun or Korikancha. The excursion continues out of the city to visit the Inca complexes of Kenko, Tambomachay, Puca Pucara and the impressive Fortress of Sacsayhuaman, strategically built on a hill overlooking Cusco. Famous for its huge carved stones assembled with astonishing precision, which conform the external walls of the complex. Some of these stones are more than 9 meters high and weigh over 350 tons. Return to the hotel.

Meals Included: Breakfast

Optional: Dinner in a typical restaurant with a folklore show where the musicians play their melodies with Andean instruments of beautiful sounds while typically dressed dancers will show you different ancient Peruvian dances.

DAY 04: Cusco Day off
Breakfast. Day off for personal activities.

Meals Included: Breakfast

Opcional: We suggest you the following tours: DAY 05: Cusco / Machu Picchu - Inca Trail (Cusco - Piscacucho - Wayllabamba)
At approximately 6:30 am, our guide will pick you up from your hotel to transfer you by bus to the km 82 where you will arrive at approx. 10:30 am. Here you will meet the team that will join you during the trek, such as the porters, camp assistants and cooks. You will begin the walk, the first day is quite easy and during the first kilometres you will have a beautiful view of the snow peaked Veronica Mountain, walking alongside the Vilcanota River until you arrive at the Archaeological Complex of Patallacta, where you will have lunch and gain energy to reach Huayllabamba, where the first camp is set up.

Meals Included: Breakfast, snack, lunch, afternoon snack and dinner

DAY 06: Inca Trail (Wayllabamba - Warmiwañusca - Pacaymayo)
After breakfast, the hardest part of the trail begins, with a steep ascent, followed by 3 hours walking until reaching the first step, Warmiwañusca called (Dead Woman), up to 4200 m.a.s.l. approximately. You will not only enjoy incredible panoramic views from here but you will also have the satisfaction to have reached the top. After lunch in Vizcachayoc we will descend towards Pacaymayo (3500 m.a.s.l.) for dinner and camp.

Meals Included: Breakfast, snack, lunch, afternoon snack and dinner

DAY 07: Inca Trail (Pacaymayo - Phuya Patamarka - Wiñay Huayna)
After breakfast the ascent will begin until the second more important step of the route, up to 3900 m.a.s.l., where you will enjoy a guided visit to the Archaeological Complex Runkurakay and the Inca Citadel of Sayacmarca (3600 m.a.s.l.). Lunch in Chaqquicocha. Then, you will continue walking towards Phuya Patamarka (Town in the Clouds), another important Archaeological Monument. After a brief rest , we will continue walking until arriving at Wiñay Huayna (Always Young), for a guided visit to this spectacularly located Archaeological Complex . Dinner and overnight in the camp. Note: The above are the regular camp sites according to the circuit operated by Enjoy Peru, however, these can vary according to disposition levied by the Machu Picchu Management Unit without previous warning, but which will not affect the itinerary.

Meals Included: Breakfast, snack, lunch, afternoon snack and dinner

DAY 08: Wiñay Huayna - Machu Picchu - Cusco
Machu Picchu , Cusco Inca Trail to Machu Picchu, Tours in PeruAfter breakfast (05:00 approx.), start walking for one hour by the forest until the Inti Punku (Door of the Sun), known like the front door to Machu Picchu, from where we will be able to have an impressive panoramic view of the Inca citadel. Upon arrival to Machu Picchu, you will have a guided tour of the ruins and monuments, such as the Main Square, the Circular Tower, the Sacred Solar Clock, , the Royal Quarters, the Temple of the Three Windows and the cemeteries. Free time to stroll around the Citadel and then meet the rest of the group to be transferred by bus to Aguas Calientes. In the afternoon return to Cusco by train. Upon arrival in Cusco, transfer to your selected hotel. Evening free. We recommend you to dinner out at any of the restaurants in downtown Cusco and stroll around the Main Square.

Meals Included: Breakfast

DAY 09: Cusco / Lima / International Departure
Breakfast at your hotel in Cusco. Transfer to the Airport for your flight to Lima, where you can make your flight connexion to return your country.

Meals Included: Breakfast

Opcional:
  • Tour: Sachavacayoc" 3days and 2 nights in Puerto Maldonado
  • City Tour in Lima (See Additional Tours)



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Hotel Options for the Tour (or Equivalent)

Cities Hotels
Lima La Castellana
Cusco Los Portales



Tour Inclusions

INCLUDED:

In Lima: Transfers, Sightseeing Tour. lodging and breakfast
In Cusco: Sightseeing Tour, Inka Trail, lodging and breakfast
In Machu Picchu: Guided visit of the Inca Citadel.
    • 8 Nights accommodation
    • All breakfasts and meals as specified in the programme
    • All entrance tickets for the excursions mentioned above
    • All the transfers indicated in the itinerary.
    • Train ticket Cusco - Aguas Calientes - Cusco
    • Bus ticket from Aguas Calientes- Machu Picchu- Aguas Calientes
    • All applicable taxes
    • All bilingual guided tours (english/spanish) as described in the itinerary

NOT INCLUDED:
  • International and domestic flights
  • Airport taxes ($30.25 for international flights and $6.05 for domestic flights)
  • Baggage excess
  • Alcoholic drink, soda or bottled mineral water
  • Personal expenses
  • Tips
  • International or National personal telephone calls
  • Meals not mentioned
  • Optional post-tour (cost given separately)



Additional Tours

Useful Information


PARK REGULATIONS
The Inca Trail is part of the Machu Picchu Sanctuary: an area protected by the National Institute of Natural Resources (INRENA) being the maximum number of visitors for day permitted of 500 persons. Consequently, all reservations should be placed with a minimum of 45 days in advance prior to the date of travel. Every visitor must obey the park regulations which forbid us to litter, cut or damage trees, take or damage stones of the ruins or the trail, collect plants, kill animals, light fires or camp in the Inca ruins. You will only be able to camp in authorized sites.

WE RECOMMEND YOU TO
- Use boots or trainers along the trail.
- Drink lot of liquid during the excursions and the Inca Trail.

WHAT TO BRING
Hiking boots, trainers and shoes.
- Long pants or slacks.
- Long-sleeved shirts.
- T-shirts.
- Sweaters and a jacket.
- Rain wear for rainy season.
- Camera.
- Insect Repellent and sun lotion.
- Personal toilet items and first-aid kit (plasters, Bandaids, cotton, alcohol,
  Aspirins).
- Medicine to arrest or prevent the so called ”Soroche” or altitude sickness.
  Please consult your physician what medicine is best suited for your organism.
- A Flashlight with spare batteries and bulbs and a knife.
- A container for water and some purifying pills.
- A backpack (50 - 70 litres).
- Underwear.
- Gloves, scarves, wool socks and a hat or cap.
- A towel and toilet paper.
- Dried fruit, candies and chocolate.

WEATHER
Peru's climate may be divided into two: The Western Andes and the Desert Coast. On the Coast, it does not rain and the temperature is warm trough the year. On the other hand, in the Andes, there are two seasons: Rainy and dry.

As Cusco is situated in the Eastern Andes its rainy season is between October to May. The rest of the year, it is dry.

Rainy time, starting in October/ November has its own maximum in January, continuing until March/ April. In some years, it has meant landslides, floods, etc.

I n High altitude cities, it is cold in the evenings but sunny and warm in the mornings. It is even possible to wear t-shirts, but when the sun sets it gets really chilly so please bring a warm sweater (or buy an alpaca one in Cusco) and a good jacket.

Finally, the weather in general does not represent a limit to provide any tourist services, except from some particularily bad years.

ALTITUDE
Lima: Sea level, 54 m.a.s.l.
Cusco: 3360 m.a.s.l.
Machu Picchu: 2400 m.a.s.l.
Urubamba Valley: 2850 m.a.s.l.

Restaurants during your trip
In Lima: International, vegetarian, local food restaurants and franchises of International fast food chains.
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In Cusco: International, vegetarian and local food restaurants.
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In Machu Picchu and Aguas Calientes: International and local food restaurants.
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