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Cusco – Inca Trail to Machu Picchu

 

7 days

 

From:

US$ 831.00 S/. 2493.00

 

  • Tours and transfers in and out with Professional bilingual guide (English and Spanish)
  • Land transportation
  • City tour and Saqsayhuaman ruins in Cusco
  • Sacred Valley of the Incas tour
  • Inca Trail to Machu Picchu
  • Entrance fees and tickets for all the tours & treks
  • Train ticket to/from Machu Picchu (Backpacker service)
  • Hotels in double room bases

 

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In the footsteeps of the Incas

Cusco – Inca Trail to Machu Picchu

 

7 days

 

From:

US$ 831.00 S/. 2493.00

 

  • Tours and transfers in and out with Professional bilingual guide (English and Spanish)
  • Land transportation
  • City tour and Saqsayhuaman ruins in Cusco
  • Sacred Valley of the Incas tour
  • Inca Trail to Machu Picchu
  • 03 nights at the Hotel in Cusco City with breakfast included (double room)
  • 03 nights of camping on the trek (double room bases)
  • All services included during the Inca trail to Machu Picchu trek
  • Meals described in the program
  • Entrance fees and tickets for all the tours & treks
  • Train ticket to/from Machu Picchu (Backpacker service)

 

Hotels

Low budget or family home stay    US$ 831.00   / S/. 2493.00

Tourist Class                                      US$ 863.00   / S/. 2589.00

First Class                                          US$ 950.00   / S/. 2850.00

Deluxe Hotels                                    US$ 1346.00 / S/. 4038.00

 

Available Discounts

(these discounts are not cumulative)

  • Students: US$ 20.00 (students require a valid International Student Identity Card. Please note that Youth Travel Cards are not valid)
  • Teenagers: US$ 20.00 (up to 15 years of age, passport copy required for all bookings)
  • Children: US$ 40.00 (up to 7 years of age, passport copy required for all bookings)

 

Plus Additional discounts

(that may be added to the above-mentioned)

  • 5 % off on full program price for all bookings confirmed at least 3 months in advance. This discount may not be applicable in case a promotional price is offered

 

General Conditions:

Single dollar value in Peruvian currency at US$­ 2.79. Effective until November 31 of 2015. This promotion is valid for tours only booked until August 31 of 2015. This offer is no reimbursable, no transferable and no changes are allowed. Spaces are subject to availability and prices are per person in double accommodation. Contact us at info@andeanskyline.com or call us to 984 126618 or 8098398519.

 

 

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In the footsteeps of the Incas

Inca Trail to Machu Picchu

(7 days)

You’ll discover an enticing world of culture, local characters and delicious cuisine. Whether you are trekking through the Andes or taking your time in the city of the Incas, you’ll explore Cusco and it won’t cost the earth.

 

Itinerary

Day 1 Lima – Cusco / City tour and Saqsayhuaman ruins

Day 2 Sacred Valley of the Incas

Day 3 Inca trail to Machu Picchu

Day 4 Inca trail / Huayllabamba – Paqaymayo

Day 5 Inca trail / Paqaymayo – Wiñay Wayna

Day 6 Inca trail / Wiñay Wayna – Machu Picchu 

Day 7 Cusco – Lima / transfer out

 

Day 1 Lima – Cusco / City tour and Saqsayhuaman ruins

Early morning transfer from the hotel to the airport for the 50-minute flight to Cusco. Transfer from airport to hotel. After a morning free to acclimatize, you will be picked-up for a tour of the city. In the afternoon we will make a city tour. The tour begins with a visit to the city’s cathedral, which was erected on the site of one of the most important temples of the Inca period, dedicated to the creator god Wiracocha. Construction began in 1559 and was completed in 1654. The interior houses a collection of paintings from the Cusco School of religious art. From the cathedral we will head to the Qoricancha, the Inca Temple of the Sun, to see its fine stonework and learn about its history as the most important shrine in the Inca Empire. From here we will leave the city and venture into the surrounding hills. Saqsayhuaman was the ancient House of the Sun, and today we can observe beautiful stone constructions erected by the Incas on a massive scale. Our tour will continue with guided visits to the temple of Qenqo, the red fortress of Pukapukara and the Inca baths at Tambomachay. In the evening you will have the opportunity to enjoy Cusco’s fine Novo Andino cuisine – based on traditional local ingredients and international gourmet techniques – and a show featuring Andean music or dance.

Meals: B.

 

Day 2 Sacred Valley of the Incas

Today will be spent in the Urubamba Valley – also known as the Sacred Valley of the Incas. We will visit the market of Pisaq, where a colorful handcrafts market of Andean jewelry, textiles, pottery and other items shares space on the main square with a traditional produce market. This market is open on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Sundays. We will then continue our trip by visiting the Inca fortress of Ollantaytambo, which conserves intact the urban plan as it was laid out by the Incas. This site was once inhabited by members of the Inca nobility, and we will visit its agricultural terraces, temples and residential areas. We will spend the night in a valley hotel where typical colonial architecture and the quiet village atmosphere provide the perfect backdrop for all the comforts of the modern world.

Meals: B.L.

 

Day 3 Inca trail to Machu Picchu

In the early morning we will drive from our valley hotel to the trail head to begin hiking the Inca Trail to Machu Picchu, which passes high mountains down to cloud forest, passing through a number of diverse ecological zones filled with an enormous variety of plants and birdlife. The route is also studded with archaeological sites en route to Machu Picchu. On the first day we follow the Urubamba River, accompanied by fine views of Mount Veronica (5,850 m). After lunch we will visit the ruins of the Inca settlement of Llactapata, before continuing through the Huayllabamba Valley to camp near the village of the same name.

Meals: FB.

 

Day 4 Huayllabamba – Paqaymayo

From Huayllabamba the trail climbs steadily through high Andean woodland to the plain of Llulluchapampa just before the first pass, from where there are excellent views of the Huayanay mountain chain. After another two hours walking we will reach the highest point of the trail at Warmiwañuska Pass (4050m/13,280ft), before descending as far as the canyon of the Pacaymayo River, where we make our second camp.

Meals: FB.

 

Day 5 Paqaymayo – Wiñay Wayna

The trail now climbs to the second pass at Runcuracay, from where we will be able to see the Vilcabamba and Urubamba mountain ranges. After a short rest we descend along a paved Inca road to the ruins of Runcuracay and Sayacmarca, which have been recently restored. Here we enter the cloud forest and in the afternoon the trail descends via a stone staircase past the ruins of Phuyupatamarca to Wiñay Wayna, where we camp for the night.

Meals: FB.

 

Day 6 Wiñay Wayna – Machu Picchu 

From the beautiful ruins of Wiñay Wayna it is about a two hour walk to Inti Punku, or the Sun Gate, from where we will get our first glimpse of Machu Picchu. On arriving at the city we will have the whole day to tour its temples, houses, agricultural terraces and palaces, before returning to Cusco by train in the afternoon. Evening transfer to hotel in Cusco from a free evening in the city.

Meals: B.L.

 

Day 7 Cusco – Lima / transfer out

After breakfast in the hotel, you will be transferred to the airport for your return flight to Lima, for your home flight or transfer to the hotel of your choice and an optional city tour of Lima.

Meals: B.

 

Included:

  • All transfers and all necessary land transportation
  • Tours mentioned in the program (available in pool and private services upon request)
  • Entrance fees for all tours, excursions, parks and museums, treks in the program
  • Accommodation at selected hotel with private bathroom (Low budget hotel, tourist class hotel, first class hotel or De luxe hotel, upon request)
  • Professional bilingual guide (English and Spanish), in the trek 2 guides for groups of over 8 people.
  • Meals described in the program (B=Breakfast, L=Lunch, D=Dinner, FB=Full board), in the trek the meals are prepared by the trek cook and also includes: daily morning snack, daily tea service except last day, vegetarian or special menus are available at no extra cost.
  • Direct assistance.

Other services including trekking services:

  • Pre-departure briefing
  • Transport to the start of the trail
  • Accommodation on the trek is camping (3 nights). Tents are set up by the porters.
  • Services during the trek: Porters for carrying equipment and personal gear
  • Camping equipment: Personal tents (2 people in each 4-people capacity tent, they are 3 season and highly maintained), mattresses, kitchen tent, dining tent with tables and chairs, toilet tent, household items.
  • Accommodation for all our staff
  • Chef and cooking equipment
  • Hot water every morning to clean up and boiled water to fill in your canteen every morning or night.
  • First aid kit and emergency oxygen supply
  • Bag for the gear you will need during the trek
  • Machu Picchu entrance fee
  • One way bus ticket (from Machu Picchu to the village)
  • Train ticket from Aguas Calientes to Cusco in Backpacker service (*)
  • Transfer from the train station to the hotel in Cusco
  • All the garbage produced during the trek will be returned to the city of Cusco

 

(*) A train ticket Aguas Calientes – Ollantaytambo (Sacred Valley) with an additional transfer to your selected hotel will be provided.

 

Not included:

  • Airport taxes
  • International and domestic flights
  • Meals not included in the program,
  • Personal expenses
  • Any kind of personal insurance
  • Tips
  • International or National personal telephone calls.
  • Baggage excess

 

We recommend that you take:

  • Travel documents: passport, visas, travel insurance certificate, air tickets, vouchers
  • Health requirements arranged
  • Any Vaccination Certificates required
  • Money: cash, credit card and money pouch
  • Waterproof rain jacket or poncho
  • A good sleeping bag (down bag for temperatures as low -15°C)
  • Inner sleep sheet (for sleeping bag)
  • Backpack for carrying items for daily use such as cameras, water bottles, etc.
  • Long-sleeved shirts
  • Short-sleeved t-shirts
  • Comfortable pants
  • Shorts
  • Walking boots , waterproof trekking boots recommended
  • Sports shoes or sandals for a higher comfort while at camp
  • Warm clothing, including jacket, fleeces
  • Flashlight/headlamp and batteries (batteries consume more quickly under cold conditions)
  • Hat, cap and accessories
  • Rehydration cream
  • Underwear
  • Towel, toilet paper
  • Camera, video camera, binoculars, etc.
  • Insect repellent
  • Sun block
  • Non-disposible canteen and water for the first morning. Optionally: water-sterilizing tablets in case you pick up water from streams or rivers along the route. Otherwise, we provide filtered boiled water, which is safe to drink and has not reported health problem so far
  • Original International Student Identity Card (in case you have applied for a student discount)
  • Walking poles (you will need rubber tips to cover the metal tips and protect the trail)

 

Before you travel we recommend that you check that you have adequate health insurance, travel insurance and personal insurance to cover the needs of your family in case of loss of baggage, accident, theft or death.

 

Important:

  • Departure and arrival times are approximated.
  • Campsites are subject to change according to the designation of the governmental institution regulating the use of the Inca Trail, as well as to our guide’s criteria and the group progress
  • Challenging and levels of difficulty: (range between 1 to 10): 7 and an acclimatization period of at least 2 days in Cusco or at elevations above 3000m/9840ft is recommended.

 

Available Discounts

(these discounts are not cumulative)

  • Students: US$ 20.00 (students require a valid International Student Identity Card. Please note that Youth Travel Cards are not valid)
  • Teenagers: US$ 20.00 (up to 15 years of age, passport copy required for all bookings)
  • Children: US$ 40.00 (up to 7 years of age, passport copy required for all bookings)

 

Plus Additional discounts

(that may be added to the above-mentioned)

  • 5 % off on full program price for all bookings confirmed at least 3 months in advance. This discount may not be applicable in case a promotional price is offered

 

Social & Environmental responsibility

Andean Skyline is committed to travelling in a way that is respectful of local people, their culture, local economies and the environment. With your participation we can help conserve the area we visit and bring positive benefits to our host communities:

 

  • The natural environment is also very important. If in the bush we need to make our human waste, be sure is buried away from waterways. Burying or carrying out used toilet paper is a must. Tampons and sanitary pads must also be taken out of the area and disposed of appropriately. Minimize use of soap or shampoos in rivers and lakes – your local guide will let you know when using soap is unsuitable.
  • When trekking, many travellers take an extra plastic bag to pick up any rubbish that they see to improve the area and for their own rubbish. Rubbish may have to be carried until a suitable disposal opportunity in the next town.
  • Please try and minimize the waste of plastic water bottles. Consider packing a water filter, water purification tablets or iodine to purify drinking water. At some of our hotels there are large water ‘bubbler’ dispensers where you can refill your bottle with purified water for free or for a small fee.

 

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