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Day 1 – On the first day we will visit:
Inca bridge, Qeswachaca, at an elevation of (3,700m / 12,140ft)
Day 2: Full day tour in Machu Picchu
On the second day of the tour, we will spend an entire day exploring the Incan ruins of Machu Pichhu.
Please Note: We highly recommend that you book your tour in advance because during the peak season (May to September) Machu Picchu entrance tickets and train tickets can be sold out several weeks in advance.
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Day 1: Sacred Valley Tour
We will then travel by bus through some of Cusco’s neighborhoods. We will then travel for 2 hours to Yanaoca, one of eight districts in the Canas Province of Peru. Our journey will continue for one more hour to the famous Inca bridge, Qeswachaca, at an elevation of (3,700m / 12,140ft). Our Inca ancestors constructed this bridge out of vegetable fiber and it is still being used by the local population. The bridge is reconstructed once a year in the month of June by 4 local communities. We will spend some time exploring Qeswachaca and the surrounding area while your guide tells you the history about Qeswachaca. After exploring this unique site, we will have lunch.
After a delicious lunch we will drive to the lagoons of Pampamarca, Asnacqoccha and Acopia. Along the way you will see the wide variety of plant and animal life, with breathtaking Andean scenery serving as a backdrop. After a brief visit to each of the lagoons, we will visit the community and lagoon of Pomacamchi, which lies 107 km south of Cusco. It will take approximately one hour in the van from Queswacha to reach it. We will see many beautiful views of the Pomacanchi lagoon, resting at an elevation of (3679m / 12,070ft). We will then return to Cusco in our private transportion. The trip will take about 2 hours and we will arrive in Cusco at approximately 6:00 pmThen we will continue driving for one and half hour until arriving in Ollataytambo town
In Ollantaytambo you will board an Evening train to Aguas Calientes, a town near the base of Machu Picchu. Here you will have time to explore this town and we will provide you with one night accomodation in the hostel. The hostel can be upgraded to a hotel if you prefer. We will discuss what time you would like to wake up the next morning for your tour to Machu Picchu.
Day 2: Full day tour in Machu Picchu
After breakfast, our guide will pick you up from your hostel / hotel and lead you to the bus station where you will board the bus up to Machu Picchu. At Machu Picchu, you will have a walking tour of this mysterious city, followed by free time for your own exploration of the site. Once you have completed your tour of Machu Picchu, you will take the bus back to Aguas Calientes before you board the train for your return trip to Cusco.
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2 people: US $ 450 per person
3 people: US $ 400 per person
4 people: US $ 370 per person
5 to 8 people: US $ 360 per person
Group Size: 2-8 people
We offer a discount of US $ 20 to students with a valid International Student Identity Card (ISIC) and to children under the age of 16 years old. Scanned copies of your ISIC card or child’s passport must be provided at the time of payment of the deposit for the trek in order to qualify for the international discount.
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What is included:
Professional Tour Guide who is fluent in English
Transport for the four lagoons, Qeswachaqa Inca Bridge and the Sacred Valley
Boxed Lunch (including mineral water and some snacks for the first day)
Entrance fee for Qeswachaqa bridge
Train from Ollantaytambo to Aguas Calientes
One night accommodation Waters hot (This can be upgraded if you let us know at the time you book the tour)
Dinner in Aguas Calientes
Round trip bus ticket from Aguas Calientes to Machu Picchu
Machu Picchu entrance fee
Guided tour of Machu Picchu
Train from Aguas Calientes to Ollantaytambo on the Second day
Bus / Car transfer from Ollantaytambo to your hotel / hostel in Cusco
What you need take:
Original passport (needed to enter Machu Picchu)
For students: ISIC card (if booking with the student discount)
Extra money for lunches and shopping
Bathing suit for hot springs in Aguas Calientes
Please Note: The price does not include lunch in Sacred valley tour and Aguas Calientes on the final day.
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How long will we be traveling before we arrive in Ollataytambo?
You will be traveling for approximately 3 hours before you arrive in Ollantaytambo
Is there a minimum group size? What happens if Inti Sun Trek does not meet the minimum size ?.
We require a minimum of 2 people to depart on this tour. With a group size of 2 people, we can guarantee a departure for you with your desired date. However, if there are other people interested in the same trek on the same date, we will add them to your group. If there is no other interest, you will have a private tour by default.
Please Note: We will not combine you with a group from another tour company.
What time does the train depart to Aguas Calientes on Day 1?
On the first day of the tour. The train departs from Ollantaytambo train at 19:00 pm and arrives in Aguas Calientes at approximately 6:10 pm Once you arrive in Aguas Calientes, you will be picked up by our transfer outside the train station. Our transfer will be holding a sign with your name on it so there will be no confusion. If you do not see the transfer initially, just wait for them outside of the train station. Once the transfer you have picked up he / she will take you to your hotel / hostel in Aguas Calientes.
What kind of hostel does Inti Sun Trek use for this trek?
At Inti Sun Trek, we always book through the Continental, El Tambo or Machu Picchu hostels, which offer private double rooms. These hostels offer comfortable beds, hot water for showering, WiFi, and breakfast.
NOTE: We guarantee these hostels will be reserved, as per the itinerary, only if you book your trek 2 months in advance. Otherwise we may be forced to offer you an alternative hostel to stay in.
Can I upgrade the hostel to a hotel in Aguas Calientes?
Every traveler has their own expectations for accommodation and that is why we offer you the option to book your own hostel independently. The three hostels that Inti Sun Trek books are considered basic and if you wish to upgrade to a hotel you need to:
1) Do this yourself or,
2) Ask Inti Sun Trek to do it for you.
If you wish to book a hostel independently, a US $ 10 discount is given per person off the tour price. You can use this money to pay for an alternative hostel.
Do we take the 5:30 am bus to Machu Picchu on Day 2?
Yes, you can take the 5:30 am bus, or you can hike for approximately 90 minutes up the famous stairs to the entrance of Machu Picchu from Aguas Calientes.
Important: You will receive your return train tickets for you return trip to Cusco once your guide has finished your walking tour of Machu Picchu.
What time does the train depart back to Ollantaytambo on Day 2?
On the second day of the tour, the train departs from Ollantaytambo train either at 2.55 pm, or 4.45 pm The train that we will book for you depends on availability and is confirmed at your briefing. There is an option to upgrade your train to the Vistadome train which is an extra US $ 65 per person. Please let us know your preference at the time of booking. Please note: None of the trains go straight to Cusco.
How long will we be traveling before arriving in Cusco?
You will be traveling for approximately 3 hours before you arrive back in Cusco. First, you will be traveling for 1 1/2 hours on a train before you arrive in Ollantaytambo train station. Then you will be picked up by your driver outside the train station. The driver will be holding a sign with your name on it so there will be no confusion. If you do not see the driver initially, just wait for them outside of the train station. Once the driver has picked you up, you will travel for another 1 1/2 hours in a private van / car before you arrive back at your hotel / hostel in Cusco. Arrival time in Cusco will depend on train availability. You will receive your return train tickets once your guide has finished your walking tour of Machu Picchu.