CUSCO ADVENTURE BUDGET 8 DAYS 7 NIGHTS
Duration: 8 Days and 7 Nights
Departures: Daily departures from Cusco Peru (Closed on February)
Activities: Cusco City tour and Nearby ruins,
Full day tour to Sacred valley visiting markets of Pisac and Chincheros with
Full day Rafting Tour on Urubamba River
You will follow Inca’s steps on the Inca Trail during 4 days
Customizable: YES, feel free to ask for extra services or modifications.
Price per person from:
US $ 1029
based on double occupancy
Upon arrival to Cusco Airport. Reception and transportation to the Hotel
where you will receive an aromatic coca tea to stimulating for the height,
will have the free morning to rest and also we suggest you have a light
lunch either at your hotel or in one of the surrounded; in the afternoon we
will depart on a guided city tour, where tourist have the opportunity to
visit 6 places (entrance to the archaeological centers and museums
including) we will visit the Main square, Cathedral, the Koricancha (temple
of the sun) and in addition we will make a route bordering archaeological
centers like Sacsayhuaman Fortress, Q'enko, Puka Pukara and Tambomachay,
tour finishes 6:30pm approximately at the main square in order you can take
dinner in one of the exquisite restaurants in the area, then overnight. (No
*City tour: from 1.45pm to 6:30pm approx. (Pickup from the hotel starts
*Optional Buffet Dinner with Folkloric Show: Adding $30 per person
|DAY 2: FULL DAY SACRED VALLEY TOUR
Breakfast. You will be picked up at 8:15 am. Full day excursion to the
Urubamba Valley visiting: the colorful Indian market in Pisac where a
mixture of color and tradition will be able appreciated besides will have a
good opportunity to try our bargain skills on the free time to interact with
the local craftsmen to purchase their hand-made souvenirs. The Valley has a
distance of 31 km (19 miles) of Cusco, and an altitude of 2,970 ms (9,700
p), Pisac is located to the entrance of the Sacred Valley and followed by
Ollantaytambo, the older town continuously occupied of the American
continent. The narrow streets of Ollantaytambo, along with their channels
that have not varied from the time Inca, evoke their ancestral inheritance,
lunch in a typical restaurant on the evening and then the last visit will be
to Chinchero market. Chinchero is believed to be the mythical birthplace of
the rainbow. Its major claim to tourism is its colorful Sunday market which
is much less tourist-orientated than the market at Pisac. At the end, return
to Cusco main square at 6:30pm approx.
The night is free for you to eat in a restaurant of your choice; although we
always have plenty of suggestions for you should you require them. (B, L)
Note: Take this tour on market days: Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday Bilingual
Guided tour on different days
We will be meeting at 9:00 of the morning. Our private transportation
will take us to our camping ground at "Cusipata River Camp", were we can
leave our baggage. Here you will enjoy , hot showers, toilets , sauna and a
comfortable dining area. Our Professional River guides will provide you with
all the proper rafting equipment such as helmet, wet suit, spray jacket
,paddle and self bailing raft. After a comprehensive safety talk you will
drive 10 minutes more to Chuquicahuana them will running exiting class III
rapids. You will spend about two hours floating time , Afterwards, we drive
back to CASA CUSI “ were a good warm lunch will be serve and you can enjoy a
relaxing SAUNA. Our return would be in the late afternoon . (B, L)
Transportation to the river and back
- All the rafting equipment, such as helmets, life jackets, spray jackets,
wet suits, paddles & Raft.
- Professional River guides
- Lunch , we can accommodate to a vegetarian diet upon request
- Photos and video upon request with an additional charge
- Safety Kayaker
YOU SHOULD BRING:
- A complete set of dry clothing
- A pair of sandals or tennis shoes for the river, that will get wet.
- Sun Block
- A small towel
- A bathing suit to wear under the wet suit
- A good positive mental attitude
INCA TRAIL 4 DAYS 3 NIGHTS:
We will buy your Inca Trail trek permit using the names & passport numbers
that you send us with your trek booking application. You must bring these
same passports with you to Cusco and take them on the Inca Trail.
If the name or number in your passport is different from the name and number
on the trek permit, the government authorities will not allow you to start
the trek and you will not be entitled to a refund.
If you plan to renew your passport between making the trek booking and
actually starting the trek you will must bring the 2 passports (old and
new). If you make a trek booking at the student price you must send us a
copy of your ISIC card at the time you pay the trek deposit. If you fail to
bring your ISIC card on the trek the government authorities will not allow
you to start the trek.
You will not be given the opportunity to pay the extra difference in
|DAY 4: PISCACUCHO (Km.82)–HUAYLLABAMBA (The easy day)
A spectacular early morning drive through the Sacred Valley of the Incas
takes us to our trailhead at Km. 82 of the Machu Picchu railroad. 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.(L),(D). (Walking distance approximately 12 km)
|DAY 5: HUAYLLABAMBA – PACAYMAYU (The challenge day)
We climb the steep-sided Llullucha valley past a rushing stream and through
enchanted native polylepis woodland. Crossing the rim of a small plateau, we
abruptly find ourselves in the puna, the treeless grasslands of the high
Andes. The trail traverses an open slope opposite mighty mountain crags as
we ascend to the first and highest pass, Warmiwañusca (4,200m/13,776ft).
Here we encounter spectacular views of the trail ahead to the second pass,
and look back to the sweeping snow peaks and valleys of the Huayanay massif.
The trail to the floor of the forested Pacaymayo valley, where we make
camp.(B),(L),(D) ( Walking distance approximately 9 km).
|DAY 6: PACAYMAYU – WIÑAYWAYNA (The unforgettable day)
We pick up an Inca stairway and ascend again past the small Inca site of
Runkuracay. As we reach the second pass, the landscape opens onto
spectacular new views to the snow peaks of the Pumasillo range. We descend
to the ruins of Sayacmarca (Inaccessible Town), 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. At the third pass pinnacles topped with Inca viewing platforms
overlook the archaeological complex of Phuyupatamarca (Cloud-level Town).
Pausing to explore the wondrous maze of Inca stone towers, fountains and
stairways that spilling down the mountainside here, we begin a long descent
through ever-changing layers of cloud forest. An Inca stairway partly cut
from living granite leads us finally to our camp by the ruins of Wiñay Wayna
(Forever Young), the largest and most exquisite of the Inca Trail
sites.(B),(L),(D) (Walking distance approximately 14 km)
|DAY 7: WIÑAYWAYNA – MACHUPICCHU (The special day)
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, where
we board our return train to Cusco.(B) (Walking distance approximately 7 km)
You will be picked up from the hotel after breakfast to take the bus
service to the airport (B).
INCA TRAIL INFORMATION:
OUR SERVICE INCLUDED
*Transfer by bus to km.82 (trail head)
*Entrance Fee, Inca Trail and Machu Picchu.
*A large tent, for each 2 persons.
*Mattress, one per person.
*Enough tables and chairs.
*English speaking professional tour guide (over 8 members, 2 guides).
*An expert cook.
*Porters (to carry tent, food, cooking equipment and your personal staff
max. 6 kls per person)
*Train Ticket (Backpacker).
*Full meals during the trek.
*Daily snack bag.
*Daily afternoon tea service.
*Daily wake up tea, and hot water for washing.
*Daily morning boiled and cold water to fill the water bottles. *Emergency
oxygen bottle and medical kit.
*Transfer train station / hotel
*Bus Ticket from Machu Picchu to Aguas Calientes
*Breakfast first day (you can order an early breakfast at your hotel)
*Lunch last day
*Hot springs pool visit (on your own).
*Tips to the crew (guides, cooks and porters).
WE SUGGEST YOU TO:
- Use boots during treks and sneakers during long walks.
- Drinking lots of liquids on long excursions, especially during the Inka
- Always taking an umbrella or rainwear.
YOU SHOULD BRING
-Personal sleeping bag
-Warm Jacket or Sweater
-RainGear (from nov to april)
-T-shirt , short, long pants.
-Back pack, trekking shoes, sandals
-Sun Hat , wool hat , sun glasses
-Water bottle, flash light, hat
-Personal clothing for trek
-Insect repellent – Suncream
-Water Purification Tablets.
-Extra US$50 changed in soles for any emergency and for tipping the porters,
use the hot shower on day 3 - 2 soles and for lunch on day 4
KILOMETERS OF WALKING DAY BY DAY
Day 01 - 12 Km (Km-82 to Huayllabamba) Cusco (3400) – Chillca(2720) –
Day 02 - 12 Km (Huayllabamba to Pacaymayo) Huayllabamba(2950) –
Day 03 - 16 Km (Pacaymayo to Wiñayhuayna) Pakaymayo(3600) - Wiñaywayna(2700)
Day 04 - 07 Km (Wiñayhuaina to Machupicchu) Wiñayhuayna(2700) -
Machupichu(2400) - Cusco(3400)
Note: To apply to this discount It is necessary to send us your scan
copy ISIC (International Student Identity Card) with your other information.
Without this copy we will not be able to make the discount.
This is the ONLY Student card to apply the
When booking a trek: The government has strictly limited the number of
people permitted on the Inca Trail during 2009 (permits are issued to about
200 trekkers per day plus 300 porters). We recommend that you make a trek
booking as early as possible. In 2008 the trek permits for some dates sold
out more than 4 months in advance!! However don't make a booking until you
have all the group details (names, passport numbers, ages etc) and you are
sure about your trek departure date since "these details cannot be changed
after we have bought your trek permit"
* Participants need to be in good physical health and condition it is good
for travelers who are in condition to hike up to ten hours, with breaks in a
single day to enjoy the Inka Trail. The trekking will be difficult if you
have not exercised regularly before your trip. To fully enjoy an Inka Trail
adventure, we advise passengers to get into an exercise program for their
own safety and enjoyment. If a passenger suffers from any medical condition,
we advise him/her to consult a physician about joining an Inka Trail
Expedition. Take only the necessary items for the 4/3 days trek, You can
leave the rest of your luggage at your hotel in Cusco (most of hotels and
hostals has an storage rooms to keep it until your return)
Park authorities may occasionally designate different campsites than
those indicate The Inca Trail is part of the Machu Picchu Sanctuary, a
protected area of 32,592 hectares, managed by the National Institute of
Natural Resources, INRENA. Every visitor must obey park regulations
prohibiting littering, cutting or damaging trees, removing or damaging
stones of ruins and the Trail, removing plants, killing animals, lighting
open fires or camping in the archeological sites (Only authorized campsites
can be used).
1. Personal porters can be hired to help carry your personal items such
as clothes, sleeping bag etc. The services of a third of a porter (maximum
7kg or 14lb per person) can be hired for US$125. If you hire the services of
a third of a porter (you will need to supply the small padlock). However,
even with this service you will still need to take a daypack to carry your
essential items such as rain poncho, warm fleece, camera and water bottle.
Please note that due to new government regulations the maximum number of
porters that we can use in each group has now been capped. This is why we
have had to limit the maximum amount of personal equipment that you can give
to a porter to carry for you to 7kg or 14lb per person. (The maximum amount
that each porter can carry on the Inca Trail has also been limited to 18kg
or 40lb per porter). Approximately 30% of our clients hire the services of
an extra third porter.
2. We can also provide vegetarian meals or cater for special diets at no
extra cost but we need to know when you make the trek reservation.
3. You can hire sleeping bags in our office. All sleeping bags are synthetic
(easy to wash). They are washed after every use and are guaranteed to be
US$35 per person for the 4 day/3 night trek. Weight 2.5 kg and are rated
to 12 degrees below freezing (nice and warm even during the coldest of
nights experienced on the Inca Trail).
All hotel and lodge accommodations based on double or single
occupancy. All scheduled transportation. All transfers. All scheduled excursions
with English-speaking guide services. All entrance fees. Meals as specified in
the itinerary. B=Breakfast; L=Lunch; D=Dinner.
International and domestic airfares, airport departure taxes or
visa fees, excess baggage charges, additional nights during the trip due to
flight cancellations, alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages or bottled water,
snacks, insurance of any kind, laundry, phone calls, radio calls or messages,
reconfirmation of international flights and items of personal nature.
For a better service, the company informs you that it has autonomy
to change the Hotels mentioned in the itinerary with another one of similar
category if therefore sees it by advisable taking into account justifiable
availability of spaces or other reasons, if this it is the case you will be
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