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TOUR: CUSCO AND INCA TRAIL TO MACHU PICCHU

Lima, Cusco, Inca Trail, Machu Picchu and Aguas Calientes Tour

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Duration: 9 days / 8 nights
Tour Type: Ecological, archaeological and mystic
Price: From US$ 1 000
Places to be visited:
Lima; Sacred Valley, Inca Trail, Machu Picchu and Aguas Calientes in Cusco.
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 & Larco Herrera Museum
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 PeruIn the afternoon, guided 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 monks, 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.

Then we visit Larco Herrera Museum, for an excellent overview of Peru's ancient past as it holds the best private collection of pre-Columbian art in the country. The museum has many fine examples of textile works, one example of which has a record breaking 398 threads per inch; materials and tools used by ancient Peruvians to produce their work in ceramics and metal; and Pre-Inca and Inca period pottery, gold and silver pieces with semiprecious stones.

And finally we will go to 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 the selected hotel. Evening free to rest as the next day our guide will pick you up early.

Meals Included: Breakfast

DAY 03: Lima / Cusco - Sightseeing Tour and Visit to Nearby Ruins
In the morning transfer to Lima Airport to board your flight to Cusco. Meet upon arrival and transfer to your selected hotel. Remaining morning free to rest in your hotel in order to avoid altitude sickness.

Church La Compañia, Cusco Inca Trail to Machu Picchu, Tours in PeruIn the afternoon, we will visit the City of Cusco on a guided sightseeing tour visiting the Main Square, the Cathedral and the Temple of the Sun or Korikancha. Then, we drive out of the City to visit the Inca sites of Kenko, Tambomachay, Puca Pucara and the impressive Fortress of Sacsayhuaman, strategically built on a hill overlooking Cusco, famous for its enormous carved stones, some of them standing over 9 m / 30 ft high and weighing over 350 tons.

Meals Included: Breakfast

DAY 04: Cusco - Sacred Valley of the Incas
Ollantaytambo, Cusco Inca Trail to Machu Picchu, Tours in PeruEarly morning excursion to the Urubamba Valley, the Sacred Valley of the Incas.
Visit to the picturesque Indian Pisac Market held on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Sundays, the shopping paradise of the Andes where barter is still practiced.

Enjoy the unique atmosphere during a typical lunch.

In the afternoon, passing through the Towns of Calca and Urubamba, we visit the Inca Fortress and Citadel of Ollantaytambo, built to guard the entrance to this part of the Valley, and protect it from possible invasion from the tribes in the Lower jungle. You can walk through the quaint streets of the nearby Town, and get a good idea of what this Strategic Military, Religious, and Agricultural Centre was like during the era of the Inca Empire. Late afternoon return to your selected hotel for overnight.

Evening free. We suggest strolling around the Main Square and enjoy the night atmosphere trying a delicious Pisco Sour in some of the many pubs around the Square.

Meals Included: Breakfast and lunch

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
After 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 Machu Picchu , Cusco Inca Trail to Machu Picchu, Tours in Peruarrival 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 and snack

DAY 09: Cusco / Lima / International Departure
We will pick you up from the hotel and transfer to the Airport to board your flight back to Lima. Upon arrival in Lima, transfer to your hotel to rest or do some last-minute shopping until your transfer time to the International airport to board your homebound flight.

Meals Included: Breakfast


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Hotel Options for the Tour (or Equivalent)

  Tourist Superior Tourist Superior Deluxe
Lima Mariel 3* Casa Andina Miraflores 3* Sol de Oro 5* Swissotel 5*
Cusco Hostel Los Portales San Agustin Internacional 3* Novotel 4* Libertador 5*



Tour Inclusions

INCLUDED:

In Lima: Sightseeing Tour and Larco Herrera Museum.
In Cusco: Sightseeing Tour and Nearby Ruins.
In the Sacred Valley of the Incas: Excursion to Pisac and Ollantaytambo. Lunch included.
In Machu Picchu: 4 days / 3 nights of Inca Trail including:
    • Train ticket to Aguas Calientes - Cusco
    • Bus ticket to Machu Picchu - Aguas Calientes
    • Porters and cooks
    • Guided visit to the citadel and lunch
    • Bilingual guide (english/spanish) during the wholel Inca Trail circuit
    • All meals along the excursion
    • Camping equipment including tents, kitchen tent, dining room, etc
  • 8 Nights of accommodation overall
  • All breakfasts and meals as mentioned in the programme
  • All entrance tickets applicable
  • All the transfers indicated in the itinerary.
  • All applicable taxes
  • Bilingual guides (english/spanish) for all the excursions above mentioned

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
  • Personal porters (rucksack and other personal equipement will have to be carried by the passenger)
  • Sleeping bags for the Inca Trail



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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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