Peru Adventure Program

PER-47 / 13-day trip


Highlights: Cusco – Rainbow mountain – Mountain Biking in the Sacred Valley & ViaFerrata to Skylodge – Communitarian Tourism with homestay – Inka trail to Machu Picchu

Peru Adventure Program
OVERVIEW
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Day 1 Arrival to Lima
Day 2 Cusco & City tour
Day 3 Rainbow Mountain
Day 4 Cusco
Day 5 Mountain Biking in the Sacred Valley & ViaFerrata to Skylodge
Day 6 Skylodge & Communitarian Tourism with homestay
Day 7 Ollantaytambo ruins & Sacred Valley
Day 8 Inca Trail: Ollantaytambo – Piskakucho (Km. 82) – Huayllabamba
Day 9 Inca Trail: Huayllabamba – Pacaymayo
Day 10 Inca Trail: Pacaymayo – Wiñay Wayna
Day 11 Inca Trail: Wiñay Wayna – Machu Picchu – Aguas Calientes
Day 12 Aguas Calientes – Cusco
Day 13 Departure
ITINERARY
Day 1

Arrival in Lima
Arrival to Lima in the evening. At arrival, walk to the airport hotel, Costa Del Sol Ramada in front of the airport, where you will spend the night before heading to Cusco the next morning.

Day 2

Flight to Cusco. City tour
Walk back to the airport. Flight to Cusco and transfer to hotel.
After checkin, you will have a city tour in Cusco included.
First we will visit the Marked place, San Pedro where there will be a lot of folkloric activities and great photo opportunities. From here visit to Sacsayhuamana.
Once back in Cusco again we will visit San Blas (the neighbourhood of artist in Cusco), the 12 angles stone, Plaza la Armas and finally Qorikancha (Sun temple).
Included meals: Breakfast

Day 3

Full day tour to Rainbow Mountain
The rainbow mountain, known as the 7-color mountain, mountain colors , Vinicunca mountain, is a magical place.
We will leave Cusco around 5:00 am to the south of the city, we will pass Urcos, Checacupe until arriving at the community of Pitumarca (2:00 hrs of trip aprox.) Where we will enjoy a nutritious buffet breakfast which will take About 40 minutes approx. After a short briefing with the guide, we will continue our journey towards the starting point of the trek (1:00 hrs approx). We will begin our walk at the foot of the Ausangate snowfall, an ascent of 2:30 hrs approximately until arriving at the highest point where we can appreciate the rainbow mountain. During this trip we will have the opportunity to see the different varieties of South American camelids as well as own flora of the place. Arriving at the Rainbow mountain we will have time to take photographs of this Puzzling place about 40 minutes. Later we continue with our descent hike of approximately 2 hours arriving at the point where we start our walk where we are waiting for our transport to go in the direction of the restaurant in Pitumarca where we await our delicious lunch buffet will have 1:00.
Return to Cusco by the end of the day.
Included meals: Breakfast, Lunch

Day 4

Cusco
Free day in Cusco for own plans.
Included meals: Breakfast

Day 5

Mountain Biking in the Sacred Valley & Viaferrata to the Skylodge
Half day exclusive tour on mountain bike. During this tour you will experience a mix of amazing landscapes with a cultural experience and a nice cross country and downhill trip. The route starts 30 km north of Cusco over the sacred valley at high plain of Chinchero 3700 m, a typical Andean Village surrounded by snowcapped mountains of Urubamba mountain range, then it continues crossing high plain and the surrounding of Huaypo lake, towards the Incan Agricultural laboratory of Moray with its circular and concentric terraces. Here we will get a rest while visiting the attraction.
The route continues to the ancient colonial village of Maras, from this point the descend starts to Maras Salt Pools dating back to the Incas time but still in use today, finally the route continue descending to the bottom of the sacred Valley of the Incas at Pichingoto village, located at 2800 m.
Lunch and transfer to Pachar where the next highlight waits for us: The Skylodge!
After a safety talk we will ascent via Zip Line or ViaFerrata untill reaching the Skylodge Adventure Suites. Here we sill get a briefing about how to use the lodge. At 8 pm Dinner is served.
Included meals: Breakfast, lunch, dinner

Day 6

Skylodge & Communitarian Tourism in the Sacred Valley
Wake up with a stunning view! After breakfast, descent from the Skylodge via zipling or rapelling. Once down on safe ground, transfer to a small community Chichubamba, where we’ll spend the night in a charming, local guesthouse and get to experience the hospitality of the natives of the Sacred Valley.
Afternoon will be spent doing some real sustainable tourism by participating in different local workshops. You will get to learn more about the ceramic and how they prepare chocolate at home. It’s a lot of fun and a real opportunity to learn more about the ancient and still living cultures.
Included meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 7

Sacred Valley & Ollantaytambo
After breakfast, check out from our guesthouse. On the way to Ollantaytambo we are going to make an stop at “El Descanso” to visit a singular family that prepare an very important drink for the local people in the sacred valley “Chicha” Is an alcoholic beverage that is extracted from the fermentation of corn and also is used in a ceremonial offerings to the Pachamama. Visit to the ancient ruins in Ollantaytabo and some of the greatest masterpieces of the Incas.
Afternoon free for the last preparations before next days trek.
Included meals: Breakfast

Day 8

Inca Trail: Ollantaytambo – Piskakucho (Km. 82) – Huayllabamba
Pick up from your hotel in Ollantaytambo (around 8 AM) and aprx 1 h drive to Piskakucho at km 82 where the Inca Trail begins. After getting acquainted with our trail crew we set out, crossing a footbridge to hike a gentle two hours down the Urubamba canyon, and then visit imposing sculpted Inca farming terraces and the settlement of Llaqtapata on the banks of the Cusichaca side river. We then climb a short way up the Cusichaca valley to Huayllabamba, the last inhabited village on the trail, where we camp. Accommodation: Camping / Maximum Altitude: 3000 m.a.s.l / Minimum Altitude: 2750 m.a.s.l / Kilom: 11 / Duration: 6 h
Included meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 9

Pacaymayo (3587 M)
We climb the steep-sided Llullucha valley past a rushing stream and through enchanted native polylepis woodland. Crossing the rim of a small plateau, abruptly the puna appears, the treeless grasslands of the high Andes. The trail traverses an open slope opposite mighty mountain crags, ascending to the first and highest pass, Warmiwañusca (4194 m). Here there are spectacular views of the trail ahead to the second pass, and look back to the sweeping snowpeaks and valleys of the Huayanay massif. The trail descends to the bottom of the forested Pacaymayo valley, where the camp will be set up.
Night in tent.
Ascent: 1263 m / Descent: 607 m / Highest altitude: 4194 m / Distance: 10 Km / Activity duration: 7 h
Included meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 10

Wiñay Wayna (2681 m)
The day starts with a quite steep Inca stairway that ascents, past the small Inca site Runkuracay, to the second pass, which bears the same name as the Inca site: Runkuracay mountain pass (3954 m). From this vintage place, the landscape opens onto spectacular new views to the snowpeaks of the Pumasillo range. A gentle descent to the ruins of Sayacmarca “Inaccessible Town” (3597 m), an intricate labyrinth of houses, plazas and water channels, perched precariously on a rocky spur overlooking the Aobamba valley. The Inca trail, now a massive buttressed structure of granite paving stones, continues along the steep upper fringes of the cloud forest through a colorful riot of orchids, bromeliads, mosses and ferns.
Then an almost flat traverse along the mountain side up to the third pass: Phuyupayamarca pass (3656 m) topped with Inca viewing platforms overlooking the archaeological site of Phuyupatamarca “Cloud-level Town”. Pausing to explore the wondrous maze of Inca stone towers, fountains and stairways that spills down the mountainside here, a long descent begins through ever-changing layers of cloud forest. An Inca stairway finally leads to the next campsite by the ruins of Wiñay Wayna “Forever Young” (2720 m), the largest and most exquisite of the Inca Trail sites.
Night in tent.
Ascent to Runkuracay pass: 367 m / Descent to Sayacmarca: 357 m / Ascent to Phuyupayamarca: 59 m / Descent to Wiñay Wayna: 975 m / Highest altitude: 3954 m / Distance: 11,1 Km / Activity duration: 8 h
Included meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 11

Inca Trail: Wiñay Wayna – Machu Picchu – Aguas Calientes
An early morning hike takes us across a steep mountainside through lush, humid cloud-forest of giant ferns and broad-leaf vegetation. Suddenly we cross the stone threshold of Intipunku (Sun Gate) and encounter an unforgettable sweep of natural beauty and human artistry –a backdrop of twisting gorge and forested peaks framing the magical city of Machu Picchu. We complete the final leg down the royal flagstone walkway, past outlying shrines and buildings and into the heart of Machu Picchu, where we spend the rest of the morning with a guided tour of the highlights and some individual exploring among Machu Picchu’s multitude of hidden nooks and corners. In the early afternoon a bus takes us to the small town of Aguas Calientes, Hotel in Aguas Calientes
Included meals: Breakfast
Note: Park authorities may occasionally designate different campsites than those indicated.

Day 12

Aguas Calientes – Cusco (No guide service)
Free morning in Aguas Calientes to a optional second visit to Machu Picchu (not included). Afternoon train back to Ollantaytambo. From here private transfer to your hotel in Cusco.
Included meals: Breakfast

Day 13

Cusco – Lima – Home
Transfer to Cusco airport, flight to Lima. At your arrival in Lima transfer to the international departures to make the check in. Return home.
Included meals: Breakfast

PRICING
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INCLUDED

  • All transfers in private services except (shared services):
    • Transport to the starting point of the Inca Trail trek and back to Cusco
    • Expedition class train Aguas Calientes – Ollantaytambo
  • English Speaking guide during activities/tours
  • All tours in private services except
    • Inca Trail (Small international group)
    • Tour to Rainbow Mountain
  • All entrance fees
  • Accommodation according to hotel list (availability will be confirmed upon booking)
  • Bikes and equipment and snack for the tour to Maras & Moray
  • Camp equipment, food and porters during the Inca Trail
  • Meals according to day-day program

NOT INCLUDED

  • International & domestic flights
  • Meals not mentioned in the program
  • Tips
  • Personal expenses
HOTEL LIST

LIMA: Wyndham Costa del Sol Airport 4*

CUSCO: Inkarri Hostal

PACHAR: Skylodge Adventure Suites:

OLLANTAYTAMBOTunupa Lodge

CHICHUBAMBA: Homestay at local house

AGUAS CALIENTES: Hotel Terraza de Luna 

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Tags: Nature & Culture, Machu Picchu, Peru, Cusco, Arequipa, Inca Trail