DAY 1. We will pick you up from the airport or bus station in Cusco city, and we will transfer you to your hotel located in the city center. Rest of the day
free, for good acclimatization to the altitude. Overnight at hotel.
Cusco Walking Tour
DAY 2. Breakfast at the hotel. Free morning for personal activities. At 2:00 p.m., we’ll pick you up from the hotel in Cusco and start the Cusco Walking Tour in San Blas, an awesome neighborhood located in the upper part of Cusco City, with amazing views to this magical place. Walking through Hatun Rumiyoq Street, we will see the famous wall with the twelve-angle stone which belongs to the Archbishop’s Palace building, place where Inca Sinchi Roca has lived before. You will admire the spectacular architecture around the Main Square and El Regocijo Sq., until we reach the San Francisco´s Square with its beautiful botanical garden. Then, we will back to the hotel.
Sacred Valley of the Incas: Via
Ferrata + Canopy + Lunch at Sky Lodge
DAY 3. Breakfast at the hotel. We will pick you up from the hotel (09:00 am), to go to our base in Pachar, located at the Sacred Valley of the Incas in Cusco. We will climb up the Via Ferrata, or you can walk along the Zipline path. We are going to reach this amazing transparent capsule embedded in the mountain, above 400 meters. You’ll enjoy a delightful 4 course lunch with spectacular mountain views. At the end of this fantastic experience, we will start to descend with the zipline to add a little of adrenaline. We will back to the base, and back with the bus to the hotel in Cusco City.
DAY 4. Breakfast at the hotel. Early in the morning (05:45 am), we will pick you up from the hotel in Cusco, and go to Poroy train station in private transport. You will take the Expedition or Vistadome train, and start a little more than 3 hours’ journey to Aguas Calientes train station. At this point, we will board the bus until the wonderful Machu Picchu Citadel, well-known as The Lost City of the Inca. The guided tour along 2 hours, will let you explore this awesome archeological site with incredible landscapes. Machu Picchu, a World Heritage Site, was the main place of Inca’s farming, and the most important urban place from Incan Empire. Enjoy your free time in Machu Picchu, take pictures or if you are brave you can climb Huayna Picchu (optional), and admire the entire citadel around. Also, you have the option to back to Aguas Calientes and have lunch (optional). At the arrange time, you should arrive at the Aguas Calientes train station to back to Cusco City, arriving to Poroy train station first and take a private transport to the hotel.
DAY 5. Breakfast at the hotel. Free day for personal activities, and recover energies for Vinicunca. Overnight
Mountain of 7 colors - Vinicunca
DAY 6. Breakfast at the hotel. We will pick you up at 5:30 am from your hotel in Cusco. It is about a 3hrs ½ driving on our shared transport, journey through an undiscovered land of wild desert landscapes, snowcapped peaks, herds of alpaca. When we reach the trailhead for this hike, we are going to have a hot breakfast upon arrival and we will begin the hike from Chillihuani at 4200m/13,900 ft elevation. From here, it will be a 4 hour approx. uphill hike to reach the famous Rainbow Mountains or Vinicunca. Along the way you will enjoy amazing views of the Andes, glacial peaks, red mountains, rocky hills, and traditional llamas and alpacas grazing along the valley. As you reach the summit of the mountain, you will be able to spot some Andean wildlife. Vicuñas are considered to be the Andean camel and this is the only place in Cusco where you will see them in the wild. Vicuñas are in the same family as llamas, though are much smaller and they have the most expensive wool in the world. Once we arrive at the top of what we come to see the Rainbow Mountain, you will have enough time to take photos and relax yourself on the top majesty area views. All of the mountains that surround this area are red and there are amazing views of the valleys and Ausangate Glacier Peak right in front of you. Ausangate is the tallest mountain of the Cusco region (just under 21,000 ft) and is part of the Cordillera Vilcanota Range. While taking view of this magnificent, colorful mountain views our staff will bring you some hot drinks while sharing information with you about the composition of these incredible mountains and how they became striated in the rainbows of colors you are seeing. After taking a few amazing pictures and soaking in the views (perhaps we will even see a few condors around by) we will begin our descent with a 2-hour downhill hike. We will then meet up with our trekking chef and enjoy the delicious, freshly prepared hot lunch. After lunch you can visit some of the local family’s houses where you can see their lifestyle of these people who still practice the ancient traditions of the Inkas. They still speak Quechua, practicing their earth-based religion and, the agriculture – honoring the mountain spirits and sun to insure that their crops and herds flourish – as well as weaving the textiles that you will find in the museums all around Peru. Finally, after our interactions with the locals, we will start returning trip back to Chillihuani village to catch our shared transport back to Cusco, arriving around 6 pm approx., where we will drop you off at your hotel.
Departure from Cusco
DAY 7. Breakfast at the hotel. After a week full of adrenaline, we will pick you up from the hotel to transfer you to the bus station or airport in Cusco city.
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