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cultural Tour and Short Inca Trail Hike 5 Days / 4 Nights

Cultural and Short Inca Trail Hike 5D/4N
  • Duration: 5 Days / 4 Nights
  • Trip Type: Trekking
  • Place: Cusco
  • Journey Difficulty: Easy

Overview

Cultural and Short Inca Trail Hike

It is a good alternative for tourists who do not have much time and want to enjoy combined cultural tours and a short hike to Machu Picchu in 5 days and 4 nights; with family, Friends.

On this trip you will enjoy the beauty of the Inca city of Cusco and visit its most important monuments such as Saqsayhuman, Quenqo, Tambomachay, Pucapucara.

Then we travel to the Sacred Valley of the Incas, passing through Pisaq, Ollantaytambo and Chinchero. Before embarking on the famous Inca trail to one of the seven wonders of the world Machu picchu.

This Inca trail to Machu Picchu has a wide variety of flora and fauna and Inca sites such as Chachabamba and Wiñayhuayna, nothing to envy from the classic Inca trail.

The Short Inca trail, is a part of the original Inca trail, for one day of trail covering a distance of 11 km (6.3 miles).

This path is not too challenging, which can be done perfectly with children and those with tight time.

 

Itinerary

I DAY - WELCOME TO CUSCO - CITY TOUR

Welcome to the Imperial City! Our representatives will welcome you at the Cusco airport and transfer you to your  respective hotel, where you can rest and/or perhaps explore the city of Cusco on your own, also take advantage of having lunch until before starting your first tour in the afternoon.

Our guide with  the transportation picks you up at your hotel to start the tour; which begins with the visit of the cathedral of Cusco, which houses masterpieces of the colonial era that crossed the city of Cusco. Next we visit the wonderful Qoricancha, which was the first and most important religious site of the Inca era. Later we will move to the imposing archaeological site of Sacsayhuaman, Quenco , Tambomachay, Puca pucara.

I I DAY - CUSCO - SACRED VALLEY OF THE INCAS

Cusco Andean Hike  will pick you up from your hotel early in the morning. to then head  towards the sacred valley of the incas, taking the route to the archaeological center of Pisaq. On the way there will be  short  stop at the viewpoint  so you can take some pictures and enjoy the magnificent classical view of the sacred river of the incas (wilcamayu).

then we continue to Pisaq, in that place you will have a tour with your guide and then you will have a time to explore and take pictures , after we will go to the craft market, located in the town of Pisaq where you will get time to visit and buy some souvenirs.

Then we go to the city of Urubamba where you will have a lunch at a tourist restaurant; after our meal we go the archaeological center of Ollantaytambo, a magnificent city built by the Incas for religous purposes since in this city we can find a ceremonial center dedicated to the sun god, after the guided tour; we go to the archaeological site of Chinchero where you will visit the beautiful temple of the virgin of Montserrat build on inca foundations and you can visit the artisan Market. Finally we will board the return bus to the city of Cusco.

  • Maximum altitude: 3400 m/ 11154 ft
  • Minimum altitude: 2830 m/9284 ft
  • Difficulty: Very easy
DAY III KM 104 – INTI PUNKU – MACHU PICCHU - AGUAS CALIENTES

Cusco Andean Hike will pick you up very early at your hotel at 4:00 a.m. by private bus to go to ollantaytambo (train station) from where the train trip begins until km 104.

Once at the starting point we pass the control of the Inca trail; We start walking for about 5 min to find the first archaeological center of Chachabamba, where our expert Guide will be delighted to share the history with you.

Our trek begins with the gradual ascent for 3 hours along the original Inca trail, we will walk through a cloud forest covering the mountains and enjoying the great variety of plants, orchids, different types of flowers and birds.

After passing the most spectacular waterfall we arrive at the ruins of Wiñay Wayna. Named after an orchid and meaning “forever young” in Quechua, the site offers incredible views of the Sacred Valley.

We continue our hike for another 1-2 hours on a relatively flat section of the trail. We will arrive at the SUN GATE  (Inti Punku) of Machu Picchu. This is the original entrance to the sacred city, and it is called “Intipunku” in Quechua. Intipunku provides our first distant views of the magnificent Machu Picchu.

After taking some time to enjoy the views, and take those amazing photos, we make a final short walk down to the main entrance of the inca city from where we take the bus down to Aguas Calientes.

Arriving in Aguas Calientes we will take you to check in at your hotel. The town of Aguas Calientes is a thriving tourist town, with plenty of hustle and bustle to keep you entertained!.

Dinner will have been arranged at one of the local restaurants in town, and we will all dine together, sharing the excitement about the day ahead.

  • Meals: Box Lunch/Dinner
  • Accommodations: Hotel
  • Maximum altitude: 2720 m/ 8920ft
  • Minimum altitude: 2040 m/6691 ft
  • Distance walk: 11 km/6.8miles
  • Approximate walking time: 6 to 7 hours
  • Difficulty: Moderate
DAY IV AGUAS CALIENTES – MACHU PICCHU - CUSCO

We start very early to take the first bus (5:30 am ) for heading to Machu picchu to make the guided tour with out many tourists to places included in the tour ( 1 hour and half) after the tour you will have a free time to explore the city and take more pictures.

If you have some ticket to visit one of the mountains as Huaynapicchu or Machu picchu mountain you will have long enough time to do it.

When you come back to aguas calientes you should be at the train station 30 minutes before taking your train back to ollantaytambo where a agency staff will be waiting for you with the bus to bring you back to Cusco and your hotel.

  • Meals: breakfast
  • Maximum altitude: 2040 m/ 6691 ft
  • Minimum altitude: 2430 m/8052 ft
  • Approximate walking time: 2 hours walking tour Machu picchu
  • Difficulty: Very easy
DAY V GOOD BYE – TRANSFER - CUSCO AIRPORT

We will pick you up at the Hotel at the time you have to go to the airport, normally it is 2 hours before the departure of your flight, which is recommended. (You can use this day to take some free time before your flight.

Includes

INCLUDED

Informative meeting, one day before the adventure. Once there, you will receive all the pertinent information for your tour sacred valley and short inca trail hike to Machu picchu and the guide will answer all your doubts.

Transport

  • Bus for the  city tour and Sacred Valley – Cusco (I Day)
  • Private bus pick up from your hotel to the train station Ollantaytambo(II  day)
  • Train ticket to starting point of the trek  km 104  or Chachabamba
  • Bus ticket down.  Machupicchu to Aguas Calientes
  • Round trip bus. Aguas Calientes to Machu Picchu / Machupicchu to Aguas Calientes
  • Return ticket by train EXPEDITION Aguas Calientes – Ollantaytambo
  • Return bus from Ollantaytambo station to your hotel in Cusco

Accommodation

  • 1 night in Hotel (Aguas calientes town)

Field Staff

  • Professional travel guide in Spanish and English with many years of experience in adventure tourism

 Food (only for the short inca trail hike)

  • Box lunch, dinners in a Turist Restaurant (breakfast on day 1 and lunch, dinner on the last day are not included)

Tickets

  • Entrance to Machu Picchu
  • Entrance to the short  Inca trail hike

NOT INCLUDED

  • Cultural tourand Short Inca Trail hike 5D/4N: Breakfast not included first day, lunch and dinner of the last day.
  • Hotels in Cusco
  • Walking sticks
  • Ticket HUAYNA PICCHU and MOUNTAIN MACHU PICCHU (if you want any of the tickets you must inform us in advance to be able to make the reservation – any of the tickets has an extra cost)
  • Tips for staff.

EXTRAS

  • Walking Poles – US$ 10  a pair  of walking poles
  • Huayna Picchu Mountain – US$ 70 per person
  • Machu Picchu Mountain – US$ 70 per person

Huayna picchu and Machu picchu mountain both must be previously reserved more information: info@cuscoandeanhike.com

Price

HIGHLIGHTS

  • Transfer included Airport – Hotel
  • 24/7 assistance by our Whatsapp +51 973643653
  • Professional tour guide English speaker from the beginning to end
  • 100% Quality service

Price

Group Service   

  • US$ 579 per person

Private service 

  • US$ 750 per person

EXTRAS

  • Walking Poles – US$ 10  a pair  of walking poles
  • Huayna Picchu Mountain – US$ 70 per person
  • Machu Picchu Mountain – US$ 70 per person

Huayna picchu and Machu picchu mountain both must be previously reserved more information: info@cuscoandeanhike.com

How to book

Check availability

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We recommend 1st Wester Union & Money Gram, low shipping cost

Deposit and dispatch of documents

Send receipt of payment, passports or ID documents

How to book

For any of our services, you must send your personal information and a deposit of US $ 200 per person, the rest may pay at our office in Cusco two days prior to your trip, to get the student discount you must send your ISIC card original by means of a photo to our mail info@cuscoandeanhike.com:

  • Name and surname
  • Passport number
  • Gender
  • Birthday date
  • Student Card (ISIC if you are a student Yes or No)
  • Nationality
  • Email – Phone number
  • Food preferences

PayPAl

You can make the deposit from our website by PayPal, please note that PayPal charges a 6% tax that automatically includes this option, once the deposit is made, send us the confirmation by email. To make your deposit by PayPal click on the “Pay Now” button below.

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Western Union and Money Gram

You can also use these means to make the deposit. On behalf of our administrator. Take into account that this deposit generates transfer costs, which our clients must assume.

  • Name: Maria
  • Last name: Catunta choque
  • Identity number: 42265390
  • Address: Urb. Progress Jr-spine L-15
  • City: Cusco
  • Country: Peru

Note:

Once the deposit is made, you will receive a receipt with the money transfer code, the client must send the receipt with a photograph to our email. info@cuscoandeanhike.com

 

Packing list

  • Original passport
  • Original student card
  • Day Back pack
  • Plastic poncho
  • Water proof jacket
  • Personal medical kit
  • Insect repellent
  • Short pants
  • Trekking boots, hikking boots
  • Bathing suit
  • Warm clothes
  • Water bottle
  • Toilet paper
  • Sun block cream
  • Sun glasses
  • Snacks(candies, biscuits, chocolates)
  • Hat,
  • Extra money ( soles) different domination

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