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Huchuy Qosqo Trek to Machu Picchu 2 Days Tour

> YOU will be involving, crossing valleys and mountains before arriving to the “Lost City of the Incas”, Machu Picchu
> Trek OFF the beaten path.
> Is an alternative route to the classic Inca Trail to Machu Picchu,
> Is ideal for those passengers who really want to be far in the middle of nowhere with only nature surrounding them.
> Huchuy Qosqo Means (small Cusco)
> Enjoy a cultural experience with spiritual ceremonies and meditations

per adult from

$553

AUD

Duration

2 days

Pickup

Hotel pickup available

Voucher

Mobile ticket

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  • What's included :
    • 1x Breakfast
    • 1x Dinner
    • 1x Lunch
    • Accommodation included: 2 nights
    • english speaking Guide
    • train to and from - ollantaytambo - aguas calientes .
    • bus up and down - Aguas Calientes - Machu picchu
    • Transport van to and from
    • 1 Night Hostel Accommodation
    • Vegetarian Option or special diet available
    • Food 1 Breakfast, 1 Lunch , 1 Dinner
    • Entry/Admission - Huchuy Qosco
    What's excluded :
    • Breakfast day 1 and lunch, dinner day 2
    • Cold water and snacks
    • Hot Spring in Aguas Calientes (s/20)
    • Huayna Picchu Mountain (US$25) and Machu Picchu Mountain (US$ 25)

  • Day 1: Cusco - Tauca -Huchuyqosqo Pass - Huchu Yqosqo - Lamay - Ollantaytambo - Aguas Calientes

    Stop At: Huchuy Qosco, Oficina 212 Calle Triunfo 392 Main Square of Cusco, Calca Peru
    You will start driving from your hotel to the small Village of Tauca,(3750m) the beginning of your trek will be on level terrain, and the landscape will be that of typical Andean valleys rich in corn, potatoes, barley, quinoa and other Andean tubers. As you ascend towards your pass at 4050m, the landscape begins to change dramatically to that classic of high Andean savannah or Puna, with scant vegetation, mainly “ichu” or high altitude grass. The views of the Cordillera Vilcabamba peaks are spectacular: Veronica, Pitusiray, Chicon and San Juan snow peaks. Soon after the pass you will start your descent toward the Huchuy Qosqo plains hiking along a path that leads to the Ccauca ravine, where you will be able to see archaeological remains and wild crops, such as tarwi, and a large quantity of cacti. You will walk downhill towards the Leon Punku ravine, where you will find remains of an Inca bridge and trail. This canyon boasts geological formations surrounded by majestic rocks and boulders that direct the river to Huchuy Qosqo at 3650 m. Huchuy Qosqo (“Little Cuzco”) is a Noteworthy Inca complex. It boasts very fine stonework in a large Kallanka (rectangular Hall), some residential and defensive quarters and interesting two-story buildings in stone and adobe. Huchuy Qosqo is located on a plateau, surrounded by Inca agricultural terracing and commanding superb views of the Vilcabamba range. Afterwards we’ll go down hill to Lamay at 2900m where we’ll catch our transport driving to Ollantaytambo. Ollantaytambo is the place where we’ll continue by train to Aguas Calientes town. Overnight in hotel.
    Duration: 10 hours

    Meals included:
    • Lunch: Traditional Peruvian Food
    • Dinner: Traditional Peruvian Food
    Accommodation included: Hostel

    Day 2: Aguas Calientes - Machu Picchu - Cusco

    Stop At: Santuario Historico de Machu Picchu, Machu Picchu Peru
    Early after a good breakfast re-live the history and the mysterious world of the Incas, we take the first bus up at approx 05.30am and arrive at the ruins at 06.15am. This time is still not so crowded so we take advantage of the tranquility of this sacred site ; Guided Tour of Machupicchu. This enigmatic city is explored for Approx 2 hrs and their mysteries and archaeological information will be explained by your expert guide, ( you generally have approx 6 hrs extra free time but depends on train timetables in high season.) Option to climb to the Huayna Picchu mountain ( Please check previously with your guide. Sometimes guided tour is after Huaynapicchu.)

    Machu Picchu is a magical, mysterious place that for nearly a century has intrigued archaeologists and visitors alike. Perched atop a steep, emerald green peak 8,000 feet high in the Andes in southern Peru, it is reachable only by a long road that zigzags up the slope from the roaring Urubamba river, or by hiking four days along the challenging Inca Trail. One can imagine the excitement when intrepid Yale professor-explorer Hiram Bingham, led there by local peasants in 1911, first glimpsed the jungle-invaded citadel abandoned by the Incas four centuries earlier.Bingham eagerly surveyed the site over the next five years, clearing away brush and identifying palaces, temples, and a celestial observatory from what is believed to have been a summer palace or ceremonial center for the first Incan emperor, Pachakuteq. Most of its gold and other treasures had been looted around the time of the Spanish conquest, but he unearthed thousands of artifacts and carted them off to New Haven to study. The Incas built their mysterious city here to be closer to the gods. It was placed so high in the clouds, that the conquering Spaniards never found or destroyed it. Visitors to Machu Picchu see well-preserved ruins hidden among the majestic Andes: palaces, baths, temples, tombs, sundials and farming terraces, along with llamas that roam among hundreds of gray granite houses.

    Duration: 6 hours

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast: Box Lunch
    Accommodation included: Not Included
  • Departure Point :
    Traveler pickup is offered
    cuesta Santa Ana Nª 702
    Departure Time :
    5:00 AM
    Return Detail :
    -
    Hotel Pickup :
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • A small Backpack at least 30 lt
    • Original passport, don’t forget to get the Machu Picchu stamp!
    • International Student Identity card (ISIC) if applicable. Green card if you are student
    • Travel Insurance card is essential
    • Medicines and personal use items, credit or debit card (see personal spending money), camera and films, rechargeable batteries and adapters, binoculars, cover for backpacks, shirts/t-shirts, sun hat, sun block, sunglasses, toiletries (biodegradable), watch or alarm clock, water bottle, rain poncho, plastic bags for your personal stuff to keep dry
    • Emergency money at least 200- 300 extra soles (USD$120)
    • Note: walking poles are not allowed into Machu Picchu
    • Near public transportation
    • 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
    • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
  • You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

Language

English - Guide, English - Written

Age Req.

-

Fitness Req.

None

Group Size

2

Organised by PERU TRAVEL COMPANY

Activity ID: V-14086P46

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