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11-Day Semi-Private Tour: Cusco, Sacred Valley, Salkantay Trek and Machu Picchu

Cusco, Peru

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Day 1: Welcome to the Sacred Valley of the Incas

Stop At: Sacred Valley of the Incas, Cusco Region
Welcome to Perú. Once you arrive to Lima you will depart on your domestic flight to Cusco, the Capital of the Incas. Upon arrival in Cusco you will be met and get a warm welcome by the Cusco Unique Experience team. From Cusco you will be transferred to the Sacred Valley where you will have the rest of the day at your leisure.
Duration: 21 hours

No meals included on this day.
Accommodation included: Overnight in Hotel in the Sacred Valley

Day 2: The Sacred Valley (B - L)

Stop At: Sacred Valley of the Incas, Cusco Region
The Sacred Valley of the Incas was important for the Incan Empire as it worked as an agricultural, spiritual and political center. This tour will take you through amazing scenic Andean landscapes to the interesting archaeological site of the town Pisac which were a former military base of the Incas and is where ancient Inca priests once existed. Next stop will be at the town of Urubamba where we will enjoy a delicious lunch based on typical dishes from the exquisite Peruvian cuisine. Ollantaytambo is the most well-preserved town in Peru today considering the Incan architecture and is also the holder of a great archaeological site, where big monuments are located on the steep mountain hills and the faces of the surrounding mountains. After experiencing the most important towns in the Sacred Valley you will be transferred back to your hotel in Cusco.
Duration: 8 hours

Meals included:
• Breakfast
• Lunch
Accommodation included: Overnight stay in Hotel in Cusco

Day 3: Cusco City & Color your Journey (B)

Stop At: Cusco Cathedral, Cusco, Cusco Region
Cusco City is not only the ancient capital of the Incas, but also the most popular tourist destination in South America. The city tour will take you to Qorikancha; the temple of the sun, which was the most important religious center of the Incas, where ancient temples are located and the history of the Spanish conquest and the Inca society will be found. It will take you to the very interesting Cathedral located on Plaza de Armas in Cusco which is a very important place for the locals of Cusco, there you will find some very important paintings, art and histories. The tour also goes to the amazing Inca fortress Sacsayhauman, where the Incas ones had a big war against the Spanish conquistadors, to Qenqo, a religious Inca site, to Tambomachay, an intelligent irrigation center and to Pukara Pukara, a military base of the Incas.
After the visit you will be transferred back to your hotel. At the end of the day, be surprised with your choice of a detailed coffee or chocolate workshop, go relaxing in an Incan inspired spa session or take a Peruvian cooking class and learn all about the famous Peruvian Cuisine.
Duration: 7 hours

Meals included:
• Breakfast
Accommodation included: Overnight in Hotel in Cusco

Day 4: Mollepata - Soraypampa - Humantay (B - L - D)

Stop At: Salkantay Trail, Cusco Region
The adventure to Machu Picchu via the Salkantay Route begins early in the morning from your hotel in Cusco, from where we will head toward the starting point of Mollepata. Upon arrival in Mollepata (2800 m) we will arrange our camping equipment, backpacks and food onto the horses. We will start ascending towards Cruzpata (3100 m) where we can enjoy the flora and fauna of the Andes like various plants, native birds, the Apurimac River Canyon, which is one of the deepest in Peru. In Cruzpata we enjoy lunch, before we leave toward Soraypampa (3900 m). Along the way, the Humantay snow peak mountain (5900 m) will appear in our view. After approximately 4 hours of walking, we will arrive at our campsite in Soraypampa. From there we can appreciate the majestic Apu Salkantay Mountain (6270 m).
Duration: 10 hours

Meals included:
• Breakfast
• Lunch
• Dinner
Accommodation included: Overnight in camp on the Salkantay Trek

Day 5: Soraypampa – Chaullay- Qollpapampa (B - L - D)

Stop At: Salkantay Trail, Cusco Region
After an early breakfast we will begin hiking. After a while we will begin ascending to the Apacheta pass (4650 m) which will take approximately two and a half hour. From this point we can appreciate the spectacular views of the Mountain Salkantay, a stunning snow capped mountain (6260 m). From the Apacheta Pass we will descend for three hours and have a well deserved lunch. Two hours later we will reach Chaullay (2920 m) before we end up at our campsite at Qollpapampa.
Duration: 10 hours

Meals included:
• Breakfast
• Lunch
• Dinner
Accommodation included: Overnight in camp on the Salkantay Trek

Day 6: Qollpapampa - Santa Teresa (B - L - D)

Stop At: Salkantay Trail, Cusco Region
Wake up to the sounds of the birds and beautiful mountain scenery. Todays hike will take about 9 hours and bring us to the area of Uscamayuc, where we will pass a sub tropical valley, which is rich on plants, fruits, flowers and birds. Here coca and banana crops can be observed, with luck we can also observe the famous Peruvian National Bird "Gallito de las Rocas". Later we will arrive to the community of "La Playa "(2400 m) where we can enjoy lunch, rest for a while and continue hiking to Santa Teresa village where a hot springs are available. Our campsite will be settled there.
Duration: 10 hours

Meals included:
• Breakfast
• Lunch
• Dinner
Accommodation included: Overnight in camp on the Salkantay Trek

Day 7: Santa Teresa - Aguas Calientes (B - L - D)

Stop At: Salkantay Trail, Cusco Region
After a solid breakfast we will begin hiking toward the Colpani village, following a rising trail, from which we will pass coffee, banana and passion fruit plantations with lovely views of the Santa Teresa Valley. We continue the hike along the riverside of Vilcanota River until we arrive in Hidroelectrica, from where we can observe the back of the Machu Picchu Santuary. After lunch we will start hiking on one of the most beautiful roads on this adventure to Aguas Calientes, the village of Machu Picchu. There we will get settled in a hostal, have dinner and spend the night.
Duration: 10 hours

Meals included:
• Breakfast
• Lunch
• Dinner
• Dinner
Accommodation included: Overnight stay in Hotel in Aguas Calientes

Day 8: Machu Picchu & Train to Ollantaytambo (B)

Stop At: Santuario Historico de Machu Picchu, Machu Picchu, Sacred Valley, Cusco Region
Very early in the morning you and the tour guide will hike up to Machu Picchu. Once the gates to Machu Picchu open, your guide will take you through an amazing roundtrip in this amazing city, you will pass by all its temples, offering areas, Inca monuments and you will learn about the history and the culture of the Incas. If you are an adventurous person and want to see more of the site, you can also take a hike to the magnificent mountain Huayna Picchu, located next to Machu Picchu. From there you can walk to the top of the mountain between Inca temples and houses and see Machu Picchu from many different angels. You can also hike down behind Huayna Picchu Mountain to its cave, where the Incas once kept mummies and sacred treasures. This hike is not included in the tour package and it is much recommended to book this hike several months in advance, due to its high popularity and restricted availability. In the late afternoon your train will take you back to Ollantaytambo where you will walk to your hotel which is located very close to the train station.
Duration: 3 hours

Meals included:
• Breakfast
Accommodation included: Overnight in Hotel in the Sacred Valley

Day 9: Maras Moray & Chinchero (B - L)

Stop At: Moray Agricultural Terraces, Maras, Cusco Region
Today you will visit some spectacular sites in the Sacred Valley of Cusco constructed by the Incas and the nature of Peru. This private tour will take you to the Salineras salt mine which includes over 3000 salt pools, close to the town of Maras. This tour will also show you the spectacular agricultural labs of the Incas, which have shapes of aqueducts from the old Roman times. The tour guide will explain with more information the myths and ancient histories about these two wonders. Arriving in the town of Chinchero, we will stop and have a delicious lunch in a touristic restaurant where some of the famous Peruvian food will be served. Chinchero is famous for its amazing textile market and you can have the opportunity to buy a beautiful textile souvenir home. Its archaeological site is located beautifully together with the main church of the town and your tour guide will teach all about its history and myths. Before going back to your hotel in Cusco, you will get a demonstration of how the textiles in this area is hand made, colored and how the textile clothes is produced.
Duration: 7 hours

Meals included:
• Breakfast
• Lunch
Accommodation included: Overnight in Hotel in Cusco

Day 10: The Rainbow Mountain (B - L)

Stop At: Cerro Colorado Vinicunca, Cusco, Cusco Region
Find the rainbow in the mountain! This tour will take you through an amazing journey with undiscovered lands of typical Andean views where the culture is still intact. You'll see the snow-capped mountain peaks, Andean animals and the highlight of the tour, the painted hills of Rainbow Mountain. You will be picked up from your centrally located hotel in Cusco and be transferred to the restaurant where a solid breakfast is served so you can be ready and have the energy to start the hike. The drive takes around 2.5 hours. Throughout the hike you will pass through a vibrant green valley with the impressive Ausangate Mountain showing its majestic presence in the horizon. You will experience how locals live in the mountains and even have a chance to speak with them. As you get closer to the Rainbow Mountain, you'll begin to see the first signs of the colored minerals that formed the painted hills. The hike from the starting point to the Rainbow Mountain takes around 1.5 hours. Your guide will explain what makes up the existence of the Rainbow Mountain, and finally you will hike up to a vantage point that gives you a 360 degree view of the beautiful landscape that makes up the sacred land. Once you are back to the starting point of the hike, you will be provided a lunch buffet. At the end of the tour, you'll return to Cusco.
Duration: 11 hours

Meals included:
• Breakfast
• Lunch
Accommodation included: Overnight stay in Hotel in Cusco

Day 11: Farewell Cusco (B)

Stop At: Cusco Transport & Tours, Cusco, Cusco Region
In time for your domestic flight to Lima you will be picked up at your hotel in Cusco and transferred to Cusco Airport. The Cusco Unique Experience team will say goodbye to you and wish you a great trip home.

We hope that you had a unique experience with us!
Duration: 15 minutes

Meals included:
• Breakfast
No accommodation included on this day.

Information

Includes:
  • 10x Breakfast
  • 5x Dinner
  • 7x Lunch
  • Accommodation included: 10 nights
  • Meals as indicated (B=Breakfast / L=Lunch / D=Dinner)
  • Private transportation throughout the trip (but the Salkantay Trek)
  • All tours in private service (but the Salkantay Trek)
  • Color your journey experience in Cusco
  • All accommodations (unless if the option "Hotels Exluded" is choosed)
  • All local tax
  • Bilingual tour guide (for the Salkantay Trek)
  • Transportation (for the Salkantay Trek)
  • Camping equipment: tent and mattress
  • Mules for carrying 7 kg of your personal belongings
  • Dining tent with tables and chairs
  • Chef and cooking equipment
  • Snacks and daily tea time
  • Boiled water (for the Salkantay Trek)
  • First aid kit and oxygen bottle
  • Train from Aguas Calientes to Ollantaytambo
  • Private guides throughout the trip (but the Salkantay Trek)
  • All entrance fees
  • Bus from Machu Picchu to Aguas Calientes
  • Accommodations in camps
  • Sleeping bag
  • Duffle bag
  • Entry/Admission - Sacred Valley of the Incas
  • Entry/Admission - Sacred Valley of the Incas
  • Entry/Admission - Cusco Cathedral
  • Entry/Admission - Salkantay Trail
  • Entry/Admission - Salkantay Trail
  • Entry/Admission - Salkantay Trail
  • Entry/Admission - Salkantay Trail
  • Entry/Admission - Santuario Historico de Machu Picchu
  • Entry/Admission - Moray Agricultural Terraces
  • Entry/Admission - Cerro Colorado Vinicunca
  • Entry/Admission - Cusco Transport & Tours
Excludes:
  • Entrance ticket to Huayna Picchu & Hot Springs in Aguas Calientes
  • Domestic flights
  • International flights
  • Tips
  • Walking sticks
Additional Info:
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Please remember to inform us about;
  • Your domestic and internationl flight information
  • Your food restrictions, allergies or if you are a vegetarian
  • A photo of the passport of each passenger, in order for us to book your tickets and so we can declare our taxes here in Peru
  • Health conditions
  • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
  • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • If you need a matrimonial bed or two single beds in each overnight stay
  • If you would like to go on one of the additional hike at Machu Picchu (Wayna Picchu Hike or Machu Picchu Montaña Hike)
  • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate

Meeting Point

Traveler pickup is offered

Departure Time:
The tour begins once you arrive to Cusco Airport
Return Details:
Cusco Airport
  • 11-Day Semi-Private Tour: Cusco, Sacred Valley, Salkantay Trek and Machu Picchu
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