Cusco, Sacred Valley, Machu Picchu, Vinicunca, Humantay 6D / 5N
- 6 dias 5 Noches
- group Tour
This Package Cusco Machu Picchu 6D is the combination of the most famous and recommended tours in the city of Cusco, you will visit the City tour, the Sacred Valley and the classic train trip to Machu Picchu, the mountain of 7 colors, the Humantay Lake.
- 01: City tour in Cusco.
- 02: Sacred Valley.
- 03: Guided tour to Machupicchu and return to Cusco.
- 04: Mountain of 7 Colors.
- 05: Humantay Lagoon.
- 06: Farewell.
Itinerary of the Package Cusco Machu Picchu 6D:
Day 1 Cusco, Golden, Sacred, Q`enco, Red Red, Drum
The tour begins with the pick up of our visitors at an average of 13:30 pm to 13:45 pm. From their respective hotels in the city of Cusco, to then continue with the visit of the following tourist attractions (Archaeological remains), known as the city tour
Temple of Qoricancha.- It is evident that the Temple of Qorikancha (house of the sun) was the richest in precious metals because all the gold and silver of its entire territory was stored here, all these metals that were found in this place were delivered in the form of offerings to the Holy City of the Temple. In the time of the Incas or (Quechuas) all these precious metals did not have any economic value but they did have a religious value, its perfect architecture and stone constructions reflect that it was the most important enclosure of the Inca empire.
Sacsayhuaman.- The name of Sacsayhuaman in Quechua means “satisfied falcon”. It is said that this falcon was the bird that watched over the entire Inca empire. The “ceremonial construction” of Sacsayhuamán is located 2 km from Cuzco, in this place the festival in the sun (Inti Raymi) is currently celebrated every June 24 of each year.
Qenqo.- Its name in Quechua means “labyrinth” and it is located 6 kilometers from the city of Cusco. This archaeological park was described as an amphitheater, since on the outside you can see a semicircular construction. In reality, the purpose of this construction is unknown since a ceremonial table, zigzag channels, niches, etc. can be seen. that could well have been used as an altar. It is presumed that it was one of the most important sanctuaries that existed in the Incas.
Puca Pucara.- In Quechua it means “Red Fortress” due to the red color that the rocks obtain, this old tambo was a military construction and surveillance post for the valley of Cusco and all the Quechua roads, this fortress was built by large walls , stairways and terraces that were part of the defensive complex of the Inca Empire Its construction is of a rustic type made up of streets, houses, and patios.
Tambomachay.- It is located 12 km. of the city, known as the Inca baths, due to the shape of its water sources, it could also have been an enclosure dedicated to the cult of water, after our return visit to the city of Cusco. end of the city tour or tour or combined
Day 2 Sacred Valley Tour and Connection to Aguas Calientes
We will pick you up at your hotel/hostel at 08:10 a.m. at 8:30 to start our trip to the impressive Sacred Valley of the Incas, on the way we will have views of beautiful landscapes and small towns, we will also make some stops at the Qorao and Taray viewpoints from where we will observe the peaks of the mountains and the Vilcanota river that passes through this valley, we will have time to visit the typical Pisaq market where we can observe and buy some handcrafted souvenirs made by the inhabitants with ancestral traditions, after the respective explanation we will go to the Archaeological Complex of PISAQ , is located approximately 1 hour from the city of Cusco, where we will find Inca constructions and terraces of great importance since these served as an adaptation area for some products of the Inca region, in addition to also serving as a surveillance place for the entrance to the sacred valley, here we will have a guided tour for approximately 2 hours where our bilingual guide will give us extensive information about the archaeological complex.
Then we will go to the town of Urubamba where we will have a delicious buffet lunch with typical food of the region in a tourist restaurant, then we will continue our journey until we reach the town of Ollantaytambo, the famous Living Inca Town, where we will have a guided tour of the archaeological complex. , from where we will also see the impressive face that stands out on the hill, of the famous god Tunupa.
We will board the train at the Ollantaytambo station at approximately 4:30 p.m. or 7:00 p.m. towards the town of Aguas Calientes, where the hotel staff awaits us to take us to the hotel, where we will spend the night. (Optionally we can enjoy the hot springs of this place)
Day 3 Guided tour in Machu Picchu and Return to Cusco
MVery early after our breakfast at the Hotel, we will board the bus from Aguas Calientes to Machu Picchu, arriving at the Archaeological Complex we will immerse ourselves in the impressive and incomparable beauty of our greatest Inca architectural and hydraulic sample considered one of the 7 modern wonders of the world. , where we will have a guided tour of approximately 2 hours accompanied by a specialist guide who will give us substantial and concise information about our historical and cultural legacy as well as a broad description about our imposing Machu Picchu, later we will descend to the town of Aguas Calientes to enjoy our lunch with the greatest tranquility, finally we will board the train to Ollantaytambo where our tourist bus will wait for us to return to the city of Cusco and transfer you to your hotel.
Day 4 Cusco – Cusipata – Chillihuani – Mountain of Seven Colors – Cusco
The 7 Colors Mountain Hike or tour: The adventure begins very early at 04:30 a.m. We will start the pick-up from your different lodgings until 05:00 a.m., and then we will go to the picturesque Chirihuani town center of the Cusipata district (Quispicanchi) to the south of the city of Cusco, where we will make a stop to enjoy a delicious breakfast
Then we return to our minibus to go to Phullapatawasi. Starting point of our walk, We will start our walk for 1 HOUR AND 30 MINUTES, up the mountain until we reach the foothills of the RED VALLEY (Vinicunca hill), access point to this mystical place.
We will walk along a path that little by little will change the panorama between mountains of intense colors and small streams of frozen water that feed and give life to this valley, as we walk we will observe how the colors around us will change due to the weather, we will arrive at a height of 5020 meters above sea level. Top of the mysterious mountain of 7 colors (Vinicunca).
This will be the point where we will have enough time to take photos, videos, etc. After such an exquisite experience, we will undertake the return walk to Phullapatawasi, where we will board the minibus that will take us to Cusipata, where we will have a delicious buffet lunch. Later, we will return to Cusco arriving at around 5:00 p.m., thus we will finish the walk to the mountain of 7 colors.
Day 5 Cusco - Mollepata - Soraypampa - Humantay Lagoon - Cusco
The trip begins in the city of Cusco at approximately 4:30 in the morning (we will pick you up at your lodging). After two and a half hours by car we will arrive at the town of Mollepata, where we will have breakfast. The trip continues for about 45 minutes until reaching Soraypampa (3,870 meters), a place used as a camping area. From this place begins the walk of about an hour and a half until you reach the beautiful Laguna de Humantay.
You, without a doubt, will be impressed by the turquoise color of the Humantay lagoon, which is at an altitude of (4,200 meters). Even if you are a little short of breath, you will be very happy to be in this beautiful and impressive place. You can also see two great mountains such as Humantay and Salkantay, mountains considered sacred by the Incas.
After enjoying the tranquility and the beautiful landscapes of the place, we will begin the return to Soraypampa that will take us approximately an hour and a half walking. Then we will go back to the town of Mollepata to have lunch. On the way back to our final destination we will be able to see more beautiful landscapes and a beautiful sunset. Finally tired but happy we will arrive at the city of Cusco (6 in the afternoon) approximately
Day 6 Farewell
Today the Cusco Machupicchu 7 days package ends, we will pick you up 2 hours before your flight schedule to transfer you to the airport.
*Check out of the hotel is 10:00 hrs, however you can leave your luggage at the hotel reception until your flight departure time.
Price of the Package Cusco Machu Picchu 6D:
About to finish
The return train schedule at the end of the Tour/Trek: It is the Expedition Train at 18:20pm or 19:00pm DEPENDING ON AVAILABILITY.
If you prefer the earlier train return we can reserve it for an additional cost of 35 dollars per person; the times you can choose are: 14:55pm or 16:35pm. We also offer the option to reserve the 3:40pm Vistadome train for an additional cost of $65 per person. Please, tell us in advance what is the train schedule of your preference. We inform you that none of the reserved trains go directly to Cusco, the trains only arrive at the Ollantaytambo or Poroy stations. In any of the cases we will always guarantee the shipment of a transport that will pick them up and bring them back to Cusco.
Can I exchange my return train ticket for an earlier one? in the same station of Aguas Calientes?
Yes, you can make this change in person at the Aguas Calientes train station. However, they will ask you to pay an additional fee to change the ticket and this change will be subject to the availability of spaces and schedules on the train.
How long does the return trip to Cusco take?
It’s about 3 hours. You will first board a train in Aguas Calientes to the train station in Ollantaytambo for 1h30m; then a transfer from our office will be waiting for you at the exit of the train station with a sign that will have your name on it to take you to our car/van back to Cusco for approximately 1h30m; finally it will take you to your hotel/hostel. You will receive your train tickets once your tour in Machu Picchu has finished.
- For students with a university card $20
- For children under 18 years old $20
- For children of 7 years $50
How do I get the student discount?
The ISIC Card IS NO LONGER VALID to buy the Ticket to Machu Picchu or the Inca Trail with a discount for students.
Now students will be able to access this benefit with the UNIVERSITY STUDENT CARD of the university where they study, this document being the only one valid for this purpose. For more information visit the following link http://www.machupicchu.gob.pe/items/estudiantes.html
We do not reserve the entrance for the Huayna Picchu Mountain
What included in the tour includes in Package Cusco Machu Picchu 6D:
1.-Transfers Airport / Hostel / Airport.
2.-Tourist ticket (income to visit City Tour, Sacred Valley)
3.-Excursion: City Tour (Transportation, guide and income to the archaeological complexes visited on this tour)
4.-Excursion: Sacred Valley (Transportation, guide and income to the archaeological complexes visited on this tour, buffet lunch and dinner in Aguas Calientes)
5.-Tour in Machu Picchu (Roundtrip transportation to the train station, Roundtrip tourist train tickets from Ollantaytambo -Aguas Calientes, Bus tickets up and down from Aguas Calientes-Machu Picchu, Entrance to Machupicchu, Guided tour in Macchu Picchu
6.-01 night of hostel in Aguas Calientes (Name of the hostel is the Tambo inn Tambo B&B
7.-Mountain 7 Colors (Transportation, guide, buffet breakfast and lunch)
8.-Humantay Lagoon (Transportation, guide, buffet breakfast and lunch)
9.-04 nights of Hostel in Cusco (MamaSimona, Hatun Quilla, Ecopacker
10.-Transfer from the hostel to the Airport
Does not include in the Package Cusco Machu Picchu 6D:
-Meals not mentioned in the itinerary
-Admission to Cusco Cathedral which is part of the City tour (its value is 25 soles per person)
-Entrance to the Qoricancha or temple of the Sun which is also part of the City tour (its value is 15 soles per peso)
-Income for the mountain of colors, ( 10 soles per person)
-Income for the Humantay Lagoon (10 soles per person)
what to bring
What you need to take to the Inca Trail:
- We recommend that you take only what is necessary to enjoy your tour and leave the rest of your things at the hotel in Cusco.
- -The original passport or document with which you made the tour reservation,
- -A small backpack of 50 liters that allows you to introduce all the things you will take with you
- -A sleeping bag preferably at least 5 to 10 degrees below zero, this can be synthetic or feather, if you do not have one you can rent it from our office.
- -Appropriate clothing for walking, waterproof and comfortable shoes for long walks, short and long pants, dry fit sports shirts, rain jacket or rain jacket.
Warm clothes to be used in the camp (We recommend cotton clothes that are very comfortable to sleep in, a hat and gloves for the cold. Walking socks, sandals to be used when you arrive at the camp, you should also bring plastic bags so you can separate things in the backpack (clean, wet, dirty clothes and others).
- –A canteen with water for the first day of the trek. Starting on the second day you will be provided with cold filtered boiled water for your canteens.
The use of a canteen is mandatory along the Inca Trail, the authorities will not allow the use or entry of plastic bottles
- -Personal hygiene items: a small towel, soap, toothpaste and toothbrush, toilet paper, hand sanitizer gel. These last two items are very important.
- -Personal medications, within this list also includes muscle relaxants, tablets for pain and blessed for scratches, blisters on the feet that can be generated after several hours of walking.
- -Items to protect yourself from the sun and mosquitoes, sunscreen, sunglasses, hat or caps for the sun and mosquito repellent.
- -Headlamp with batteries, extra battery for the camera (to be used every night in the camps, especially the last day, because we will wake up around 3:30am.
- -Extra money in cash, for your personal expenses such as the first breakfast, lunch on the last day, those of the porters, cook, guide, and other eventualities.
Faq of the Package Cusco Machu Picchu 6D:
What happens if you renew your passport?
If you renew or change the number or names of your passport or documents after having made the reservation of the tour / trek, you must send us a photograph of the new passport; we will make the change with the authorities before you arrive in Cusco; the extra cost to make the change is $20 that will cover expenses in the change of Entrance to the Inca Trail, Entrance to Machu Picchu and train tickets. If you do not wish to pay the $20 for the corresponding changes, you must bring your new and old passport or document to show it to the authorities (Inca Trail, Entrance to Machu Picchu, train tickets). If you do not have the 2 passports, you will have to buy a new entrance to the Inca Trail, Machu Picchu and the train on your own, the costs could be around $100.
What type of Hostel is reserved for this tour?
In Cusco: we will book at the MamaSimona, Hatun Quilla and Ecopacker hostels. These hostels offer comfortable beds, hot water for the bathroom, Wi-Fi and breakfast.
In Aguas Calientes, we will book at the Tambo Inn or/or Tambo B&B hostels. These hostels offer comfortable beds, hot water for the bathroom, Wi-Fi and breakfast.
NOTE: We guarantee the hostel reservation mentioned only if you make your reservation in advance. Otherwise, we may have to offer alternative accommodation.
Can I change the hostel for a hotel in Cusco and Aguas Calientes?
Yes, each traveler has their own expectations of accommodations. That is why we offer you the option of booking your own independent hostel.
Reserve it yourself or have us reserve it for you.
If you wish to book your own hostel independently we will offer you a $10 per person discount on the tour price. You can use this money to pay for an alternative hostel.
The return train schedule: The return train included in the package is the Expedition; departure are: 6:20pm, 7pm and 8:20pm DEPENDING ON AVAILABILITY. If you prefer the earlier train return we can reserve it for an additional $25; hours are: 2:55pm or 4:35pm. You also have the option to reserve the Vistadome train for an additional cost of $65. Please, tell us in advance what is the train schedule of your preference. It is important that you know that none of the trains go directly to Cusco, the trains only arrive at the Ollantaytambo or Poroy stations. In any of the cases we will always guarantee a return bus to Cusco.
Can I change my return train ticket from Aguas Calientes to Ollantaytambo for an earlier one?
Yes, you can make this change in person at the Aguas Calientes train station. However, they will ask you to pay an additional fee to change the ticket and this change will be subject to the availability of spaces and schedules on the train. In this case you will be responsible for assuming the costs related to your return transportation from Ollantaytambo to Cusco.
How long will it take to return to Cusco?
You will travel for about three and a half hours before returning to Cusco. And this is divided into a one and a half hour trip on the train until you reach the Ollantaytambo train station. From there our driver will pick you up outside the train station. Our drivers will be waiting for you with a sign with your name on it, so there will be no confusion. If you don’t see our driver initially, just wait for him outside the station. Once our driver has picked you up you will travel for another hour and a half before returning to Cusco.
Where to store your things: You can leave or store the things that you will not take to the Inca Trail in the hotel or hostel where you are staying. Most of these establishments have warehouses where they will store your things. If you do not trust the place where you are staying, we will gladly store your belongings in our office.