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Intihuatana, Cuzco

   6 Days / 5 Nights

  1. Lima-Cuzco: City Tour
  2. Inca Trail to Machu Picchu
  3. Inca Trail to Machu Picchu
  4. Inca Trail to Machu Picchu
  5. Inca Trail to Machu Picchu
  6. Return to Lima


Day 1: Lima-Cuzco: City tour

Day day hike machu picchu trip

Early transfer to Lima Airport to take a flight to the city of Cusco. Reception and transfer to the hotel. Rest in the morning in order to avoid altitude sickness.
In the afternoon, city tour of Cuzco visiting the Main Square, the Cathedral, the Temple of the Sun or Korikancha and the Cathedral; take a pleasant walk in the the bohemian district of San Blas, house to the most re-known craftsmen of Cuzco, visit its beautiful church, that houses an impressive pulpit, a filigree woodcarving bearing the fruits of the region and visit handicraft located in its small Main Square. On our way back, pass by the Hatunrumiyoc Street where you can appreciate the Twelve-angled stone. Then, drive out of the city to visit the Inca sites of Kenko, Tambomachay, Puca Pucara and the impressive fortress of Sacsayhuamán, built strategically on a hill overlooking Cusco; famous for its enormous carved stones joined with astounding precision to form the outer walls. Some of these stones stand over 9m / 30ft tall, and weight over 350 tons.

Day 2: Inca Trail to Machu Picchu

We will pick you up at your hotel in Cusco early in the morning. Then we will go by bus to the city of Urubamba one hour from Cusco, where we will have breakfast. After this break we will go to Chilca where we will begin the trekking along the Inca Trail to Machu Picchu.
After three hours walking (approximately) we will stop for lunch. We continue towards our first camp at Wayllabamba, previously we will have a guided visit to the archaeological complex of Llactapata. Diner and overnight in tents at the camps.

Day 3: Inca Trail to Machu Picchu

Early wake up and breakfast. Start the trek towards the highest point in the Inca Trail where we can observe different types of microclimates. Then we will arrive to the mountain pass of Warmiwañusca at 4,200 meters above sea level. Lunch. We will continue walking until reaching Pacaymayo where we will have dinner and camp.

Day 4: Inca Trail to Machu Picchu

Early wake up and breakfast. We will start the walk towards the second most important pass of the Inca Trail at 3,850 m.a.s.l. First we will have a guided tour of the archaeological complex of Runkurakay. Later we will visit the Inca citadel of Sayacmarca. Then we will continue trekking towards the Inca remain of Puyupatamarca. Lunch. We continue the trek towards Wiñaywayna, visiting this beautiful Inca citadel. Dinner and overnight in the camp.

Day 5: Inca Trail to Machu Picchu

Breakfast. We start our last day's walk towards our final destination. the famous Inca Citadel of Machu Picchu. Before arriving we can appreciate a wonderful view of the Citadel from a place named Inti Punko (Gate of the Sun). Then we will enter Machu Picchu and have a guided tour for three hours approximately. Free time. Meet as a group and descend to the town of Aguas Calientes for lunch (not included). (*) Afternoon railcoach service to Cusco for overnight.

Day 6: Return to Lima

After breakfast, transfer to Airport, assistence, end our service.

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