We will pick you from the hotel in Cusco city close to 08:45 am to board our private bus and head to the Sacred Valley of the Incas. We will tour the following great attractions: QORAO MARKET: after a 30-minute journey, we will be at the typical handicraft market in Qorao, where you can enjoy the beauty of their works and buy souvenirs. You will also have the chance to photograph typical, Andean-only camelids like the llamas. **PISAC MARKET AND ARCHAEOLOGICAL COMPLEX: **after an unforgettable visit to the Sacred Valley Gazer from where you can take priceless pictures of the Sacred Valley and the Andes range, we will go to the typical village of Pisac. Once there we’ll visit the local market also with much culture to learn, and afterwards go to check a typical oven where we can eat pizza, bread etc prepared with the village’s style. Then there is the amazing tour of the archaeological site, with its agricultural terraces and buildings. OLLANTAYTAMBO ARCHAEOLOGICAL COMPLEX: this site remains almost the same way it was in Inca times, and so does the village! It was a religious, cultural and military village, one of its purposes was to be a checkpoint at this side of the valley. Its enormous architecture is still a mystery to many up to this day. CHINCHERO VILLAGE: on the way back to Cusco city, we will visit this great place, which was a retreat for the Inca emperor Tupac Yupanqui, who build a palace there, over which the Spanish invaders later built a church. At the main square we will also see wonderful Inca walls. After the professionally guided tour for around 9 hours, we go back to Cusco city, arriving at Regocijo square (next to the Main Square or Plaza de Armas) near 06:30 pm, to transfer you to the hotel.
our Maras Moray Tour will take you to know the other wonderful part of the cusco, the wonderful Andean landscapes of the sacred valley of the Incas, you can see Salt Mines Of Maras, Maras Town, Moray and back to Cusco.
Half Day Maras – Moray
We will start at 9:00 am with pick up from your hotel; we will go on to the picturesque town of Maras, 52 km from Cusco. It is located at an altitude of 3,380 meters above sea level. This is a small village famous for its salt mines which consist of about 3000 small wells with an average area of about 5m² from which salt is extracted after a drying process. The Salt mines, better known as “Salineras de Maras”, have been exploited since Inca times as a means of economic exchange.
7 km from Maras, we will visit the archaeological site of Moray. Here we will see the greatness of the circular terraces of Inca agriculture. Moray is a group of circular terraces which was used as an agricultural experimental center. The Incas used it to study the adaptation of plants to new ecosystems. The overlapping circular stone rings widen as they rise and it has a total depth of 150 m.
After a guided tour, we will go back to Cusco. The tour lasts about 5 hours and ends at Regocijo Square (a half away block from the main square) at around 2:30 pm. Transfer to your hotel.
City Tour Cusco will allow you to know the city of Cusco and its surroundings as sacsayhuaman, qenqo, pucapucara, Tambomachay, in a half day tour.
This is an ideal option for people who want to learn a bit more about Cusco´s beautiful culture. The Cusco city tour combines attractions from the Inca Culture, and from colonial times. We provide guaranteed daily departures for all: Tours for singles and groups. This tour starts and ends in Cusco and is by bus.
Our staff will pick you up from your hotel in Cusco at around 1:45 pm to take you to our bus and start the tour of Cusco and its surroundings. We will visit the following archeological and religious attractions from the Inca Culture:
Tour of Qoricancha Temple and the Santo Domingo Convent. This is a religious center known as “Temple of the Sun”, actually, it was the most important Temple in Inca Times. What stands out here is the impressive engineering that was employed in its construction, and the paintings from the Cusquenian school housed inside.
Tour of the Cathedral. This is a colonial and religious monument of extraordinary artistic value; a variety of artistic works are found there.
Tour of Sacsayhuaman. It is located 3 km. outside of Cusco. This is an impressive fortress of excellent architecture;
it is famous for its construction based on rocks. Some of these rocks are about 9 m (30 ft) high and weigh more than 350 tons. Sacsayhuaman is the place where the “Inti Raymi” (Party of the Sun) is celebrated every 24th of June.
Tour of Qenqo. This was a ceremonial and religious center in Inca times. Qenqo was an amphitheater in which sacrifices used to take place.
Tour of Pucapucara. This was an old Tambo (rest and guard post); these posts used to be found all along the Inca Trail paths (walkways) in Inca Times.
Tour of Tambomachay. This was a ceremonial center where the Incas used to worship the water; it is also known as the place of the waters of the eternal youth.
After the guided tour, we will visit a traditional market where you can admire the beautiful work local handicraft work; you can also get some souvenirs there. The tour lasts about five hours and ends at Regocijo Square (a half away block from the main square) at around 6:30 pm. We will transfer to your hotel at the end.
Salkantay Trek Classic 5 Days is definitely a real adventure which lets you explore the remote road on this region, You will climb for the Salkantay pass and descending through the nearby cloud forest to the jungle region. Another advantage of this trek is that you will not find many people who go to this hike compared to other alternatives that also reach Machu Picchu.
Day01: Cusco – Mollepata – Soraypampa
We will leave Cusco at 04:30 on bus, until Mollepata, a nearly 2:30-hour journey. After breakfast we start the uphill hike towards Cruzpata (3.100 meters above sea level), on a light slope where we can see many typical plants, native birds, the Apurimac river canyon (which is one of the deepest in Peru), and a villagers’ irrigation waterway.
We’ll have lunch in Cruzpata and on the Trail again at around 1:30 p.m headed to Soraypampa on a climbing hike with many terrain variations, seeing typical shacks, flora, Andean birds and wonderful views of the snow-capped Humantay (5.902 meters above sea level). After some 4 hours of hiking, it’s the arrival at our campsite in Soraypampa (3.900 meters above sea level); from there we can enjoy the sight of the majestic Apu Salkantay (6.271 meters above sea level). (Apu means sacred mountain in Quechua).
Day02: Soraypampa – Chaullay
After an early energizing breakfast we resume the hike from Soraypampa at around 6:30 a.m, along the spectacular Peruvian highlands. From that spot we can enjoy the magnificent views of the Salkantay Mountain, a stunning snow-capped 6.264 meters high, the second highest peak in Cusco’s region, and also the snowies Humantay and Huayanay, the white river, beautiful small lakes and moraines.
After a five-hour hike, we’ll have lunch in Huayracmachay, and afterwards a further 2-3 hours downhill hike to the campsite at Chaullay, located at 2.920 meters above sea level, making a 20 Km total trek approximately! Meals for this day are breakfast, lunch and dinner.
Day03: Chaullay – Winaypoco – La Playa.
Wake up with a lovely highlands, mountains view and a good coca leaves morning tea. On day 3 the hike begins at 07:00 am, for 3 hours, and we will get to a high region of the Peruvian Jungle, actually to its western border, where we can see many kinds of subtropical plants, fruits, flowers, typical birds and so on. There, banana trees, coffee plantations and more can be observed; it’s a great chance to take amazing pictures and enjoy nature. At the end of the day we will see delicious passion fruit fields. On the way you will have a delightful experience, meeting local people who live in the region.
The hike lasts approximately 9 hours! Our campsite will be at the village called La Playa (2.400 meters above sea level), to spend the night. Meals for this day are breakfast, lunch and dinner. Hiking distance covered on day 3 is approximately 15 Km.
Day04: La Playa – Aguas Calientes
After a delicious breakfast, at around 08:30 am we resume our hike, uphill and seeing plantations of coffee, bananas, passion fruit and a wonderful view of the Santa Teresa Valley. We go along the banks of the Vilcanota river until arrival to Oroya (canopy bridge for watching birds). From Sahuayaco you will have the first amazing glimpse of the Machu Picchu and Wayna Picchu mountains.
From the Machu Picchu Hydroelectric we’ll take the train to the day’s final village, Aguas Calientes, next to the Machu Picchu complex, where after dinner you stay overnight at a hostel or optionally at a hotel. Meals for this day are breakfast, lunch and dinner. Hiking distance covered on day 4 is approximately 10 Km.
Day05: Aguas Calientes – Machupicchu
We are hiking up to the archaeological site of Machu Picchu and then explore the citadel and enjoy the ancient place in the quiet morning hours, on a complete professionally guided tour of the Inca citadel for about two hours. In the afternoon, we will gather in Aguas Calientes where, if you like, you can visit around and relax in its famous hot springs. From Aguas Calientes we board the train back to Ollantaytambo (from 18:45 to 20:15 ride) and then connect with the transfer back to Cusco city, (from 20:25 to 22:30 ). Only breakfast for the last day.
In conclusion, the Salkantay trek of 5 days and 4 nights is a great adventure that will allow you to appreciate barren and lush green mountains, streams, rivers and hot springs that will help you relax your body after the physical effort to walk; you can also feel the temperature change along the hiking mountain paths of the tour of Salkantay; you can also enjoy some snow in one of the highest points of the road, 4,650 mts/15, 200 feet above sea level. Finally, the last day (the fifth) you will enjoy the grand tour of Machu Picchu. So do not wait more and book the Salkantay Trek now for your adventure.
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Machu Picchu is located in the department of Cusco, in the Urubamba province and district of Machupicchu. It is perched on the eastern slopes of the Vilcanota mountain range, a chain of mountains curtailed by the Apurimac and Urubamba Rivers. At latitude 13º7′ South and longitude 72035′ West of the Greenwich Meridian, Machupicchu is located at a height of 2,350 meters above sea level (main square).
CLIMATE AND ENVIRONMENT
It is located in a subtropical zone, or dense wood, the reason why the climate is mild, warm and damp, with an average year-round temperature of 21ºC (69ºF) during the day. One can perceive two distinct seasons during the year: the rainy season from November to March, which is a time of heavy rains. Visitors are advised to dress accordingly during this season. The dry season from April to October brings on higher temperatures.
FLORA AND FAUNA
Both are abundant and varied. Typical plant life in the historic reserve of Machupicchu includes Pisonayes, Q’eofias, Alisos, Puya palm trees, Ferns and more than 90 species of orchids. The fauna in the reserve bear, cock-of-the-rocks or “tunqui”, tankas, wildcats and an impressive variety of butterflies and insects unique in the region. The shape of the land, the natural surroundings and the strategic location of Machupicchu lend this monument a fusion of beauty, harmony and balance between the work of the ancient Peruvians and the whims of nature.
MACHU PICCHU, LAND OF THE ORCHIDS
Machu Picchu, land of the Orchids Many species are living for centuries in the Sanctuary, but only one is the queen of all plants and living creatures, with over 300 species and many colors, this plant is such a beautiful thing to observed and smell, that’s why Machu Picchu, Land of the Orchids, must live forever.
One cannot pinpoint who was the first to populate these lands, as it was a time of occupation rather than foundations. Machupicchu was visited by explorers well before Hiram Bingham, although with little success. These included Antonio Raymondi, the Count of Sartiges and Charles Wiener. Other visits included one in July 1909 by the Santander brothers, whose inscription can be found carved into the base of the Temple of the Sun. At the same time, Peruvian explorers Enrique Palma, Augustin Lizárraga and Gavino Sánchez arrived at the citadel by the route of San Miguel.
The railway line runs parallel to the river in winding loops that follow the riverbed. From here one can see the typical vegetation of the upper jungle, which climbs up to the top of the steep mountain range that forms the Urubamba Canyon. The train passes through the Chilca train station from where one can see the snowcapped peak called “Veronica”. With a height of 5,750 meters above sea level, it is the highest peak in the Urubamba range. The train stops at Kilometer 88, where the Inca Trail begins.
The train then continues on its way, passing through the station of Pampacahua and the town of Aguas Calientes, located at Kilometer 110. When the train line comes up against a wall of imposing granite mountains, it then plunges into two tunnels before arriving at the station of Puente Ruinas. From here, minibuses take the travelers up 8 kilometers of roads to the Tourist Hotel. The entry control to the Inca citadel is done near the hotel.