Another fascinating alternative to get to the marvelous architectonic complex of Machu Picchu, which for many is the main objective of visiting Perú.
In this alternative route we’ll pass through high andean villages, the interesting archeological center of Huchuy Qosqo (small village) that counts with different constructions of rock and clay and possibly it was the last dwelling of the Inca Wiracocha, the Sacred Valley of the incas and its impressive landscapes with abundant typical flora and fauna of Cusco.
Summary travel plan
- Day 1: Cusco – Huchuy Qosqo
- Day 2: Huchuy Qosqo - Lamay - Aguas Calientes
- Day 3: Machu Picchu – Ollantaytambo – Cusco
Itinerary Tour to Huchuy Qosqo & Machu Picchu
Day 1: Cusco – Huchuy Qosqo
The tour will start in Cusco, we’ll pick you up in our touristic transportation around 6:00 am and we will head to Tambomachay, place where the trek starts to Huchuy Qosqo. In the tour we can watch high andean villages, the Qoricocha lake (lake of gold) that attracts different types of ducks, trouts, and in the surroundings llamas, alpacas, sheeps and others. Also we will pass through Pampamarca, a viewpoint from where we can appreciate the marvelous landscapes of all the Sacred Valley.
Continuing with the ascendant hike, we’ll get to León Punku that has rocky formations. Finally we’ll get to Huchuy Qosqo, where we’ll enjoy dinner and camp.
Day 2: Huchuy Qosqo - Lamay - Aguas Calientes
Very early after having breakfast we’ll have a tour through this amazing archeological site with our guide. The peculiarity of this site is that it was built adobe foundations of polished stone with fine details and high floors made of adobe, also it is believed that was one of the favourite places of Inca Wiracocha because the mommy of this inca was found there. Also we’ll see a huge plaza and lots of stone terraces.
When we finish this exciting visit we’ll continue a descending trek for 2 hours until we get to Lamay in the Sacred Valley, place where we’ll have lunch and we’ll take a touristic transportation heading to Ollantaytambo. Here we’ll take the train that will take us to Aguas Calientes. Once we are in this small town located between giant mountains we’ll be waited to take us to the reserved hostal.
Day 3: Machu Picchu – Ollantaytambo – Cusco
After taking breakfast in the hotel, we’ll head to the bus station to get on the bus that will takes as to the marvelous archeological complex of Machu Picchu, where we’ll know each of the complex buildings with our guide. We can take lots of photos before returning to the town with the same name to have lunch.
In the evening we’ll get on the train that will take us to Ollantaytambo and afterwards the touristic transportation to Cusco in a hole trip of 4 hours approximately. (The hour of arrival to Cusco city will vary depending on the tickets of the train).
This tour includes
- Pre-tour Briefing
- Hotel Pickup
- Tourist-Class Transport
- Professional Guide
- Admission: Huchuy Qosqo
- Admission: Machu Picchu Citadel
- Meals: 02 Breakfasts, 02 Lunch, 02 Dinners
- Horses & Horseman
- Transfer: Huchuyqosqo - Ollantaytambo
- Roundtrip Train: Ollantaytambo - Aguas Calientes
- Transfer: Ollantaytambo - Cusco
- Lodging in Aguas Calientes
- First-Aid Kit
- Oxygen Kit
- Camping Equipment: tent, camping mattress, cooking tent, dining tent
- Lodging in Aguas Calientes
- Guided Tour of Machu Picchu Citadel
This tour does NOT include
- Meals in Aguas Calientes
- Roundtrip Bus: Aguas Calientes – Machu Picchu Citadel
- Admission: Huayna Picchu (optional excursion)
- Admission: Machu Picchu Mountain (optional excursion)
- Admission: Aguas Calientes Hotsprings (optional excursion)