Cusco Machu Picchu 07 Days
Cusco Puma city
Vacations in Cusco, Machu Picchu; demand to verify some details, like places or attractions you want to include into your experience, in coherence with your stay time and be satisfied to choose suitably Cusco, Machu Picchu tour; at the same one, you cross all the best attractions in Cusco with a great time: Cusco city; Sacred Valley with emphasis in Ollantaytambo; Machu Picchu with plus activities as: Huayna Picchu, Machu Picchu Mountain or surroundings; Humantay Lagoon, Rainbow Mountain, and free day to have a rest or some additional attraction of your interest. This plan, Cusco, Machu Picchu; proposes trips by train which becoming in a complementary experience because, access to our main destination in its geographical conditions shows us: mountains on each side and companionship of the Wilkamayu or sacred river, now known as Vilcanota. Gratefulness to freedom and creativity into this plan, every situation would become surprising and intuitive.
FIRST DAY: experiences begin to pick up at airport or bus station as a welcome to Cusco city; initially, during transfer to your place, we introduce and get some important details about Cusco, then into comfort at your place, we develop an informative briefing about your stay, interests, daily details of your time in Cusco during this plan; next thing, is a delicate issue about altitude, so, per your tranquility and avoid unpleasant surprises. The rest of the day, we consider as FREE afternoon to adapt or overcome some search symptoms or altitude sickness; just in case, consider yourself in optimal conditions and your own risk, we will suggest making some of them visits: museums, religious circuit, markets, main square or other attractions of your interest in Cusco city.
Sacred Valley Viewpoint
SECOND DAY: initially we leave from Cusco to Chinchero, we visit archaeological side, a colonial chapel and handicraft
market; next, trip continues to Moray Terraces where we find an agricultural experimentation centers with circular terraces and microclimates; then, trip continue to Maras Salinas where we verify that, salt is still extracted as same at pre-Hispanic times, basically, salt water which emanates from inside of mountain is conducted to small plots for a crystallization process, these plots, are more than 5000, views in global plus geographical surroundings give us beautiful pictures; after that, trip continues to Urubamba where a buffet lunch with Andean ingredients awaits as “a small sample of Cusco cuisine”.
Experiences continue with a trip to Ollantaytambo, known as “living Inca city”, for architecture and Inca structures which are maintained over time; initially, we explored an archaeological side with our Guide; whose conditions give an opportunity to show off knowledge and skills into his work, so you would have an unforgettable time; next we have two options: (1), travel to Machupicchu town or Aguas Calientes on the afternoon train and spend a night (suggested for people who have an entrance fee ticket to Machu Picchu as first users or plus activities such as Huayna Picchu or Machu Picchu Mountain); (2)
make our check in at our place and take what remains as the free afternoon in town, we will spend a dream afternoon in Ollantaytambo town to enjoy its renowned qualities, next day early we take destination to Machupicchu town to main visit.
Machu Picchu Tour
THIRD DAY: as previous day coordination having a most opportune schedule for us, based on our times and activities; so initially, we go to access site outdoor of Machu Picchu Sanctuary; next, registering our income we climb to “Guardian House”, there our Guide makes an integral presentation taken advantage its panoramic and qualify position, we could obtain best memorable photographs of the trip, as well a classic one picture, basically this is the nectar of the trip; then, our guide develops a tour to sites as: main square, Intihuatana, mortars room, three windows temple, Condor´s temple and many other places per two hours average.
After guiding them, we are free per a single activity or routes such as: (1), go to Inti Punku or Sun’s Gate, which is access site of Machu Picchu Sanctuary by Inca Trail; (2), make way to the Inca Bridge; (3), climb up to Machu Picchu mountain, which is
the highest point over the site, it has a great goddess view for surroundings, including Willkamayu river; (4), climb up to Wayna Picchu, best plus activity in Machu Picchu Sanctuary, is a huge mountain shown in classic pictures; (5), self-touragain to important sites you consider as well taking care and avoid exiting circuit because our entrance fee ticket expires after for hours. Next day is considered free of activities, we could spend a night in the town and return next day by train; this possibility have to be coordinated in a timely manner in order to properly acquire our train ticket.
Cusco free day
FOURTH DAY: a free of excursions, but creativity and better interest are demonstrated; we could spend a night in Cusco, Ollantaytambo or take an extra day in Machupicchu town; menu of possibilities is: 1), Get to know the surroundings of Machu Picchu; 2), Have a rest and to make some activities in Ollantaytambo; 3), Travel to Cusco for: museums, religious circuit, Q’oricancha or temple of the Sun; 4), Program some extra excursion, according your best criteria.
Humantay Lagoon Tour
FIFTH DAY: we pick you up from your place at 04:00.15 am average, initially we go to Mollepata town, where our restaurant is located; next breakfast, we participate in an informative briefing about a hike to humantay lagoon; details as climate, temperature, trekking and probable use of horses to reach our objective of the day; path has two defined parts, first one in flat route and the second one in ascent whose arrives until our destiny; an observation, this activity is carried out toward 13,700 feet height with an impressive natural environment, where snow and mountains are shown low. Getting Humantay lagoon, which is one greatest experiences full of magic and charm, which emanates from this natural wonder of turquoise waters, surrounded by imposing glaciers that would leave you breathless; because, surprise and lack of air at 13,700 feet altitude take hold of you; we return to our restaurant to have lunch of delicious stews with local ingredients; finally we return to Cusco city to end of an unforgettable experience.
SIXTH DAY: Due to climate considerations and instability of temporary we must leave very early; that’s a reason we pick you up from your place at 04.15 am on average with the initial destination Cusipata village, where is located our restaurant to have breakfast, then we have an information session about the walk, weather forecast, temperature and appropriate scopes for a successful adventure. We make our way through a place known as “short route”; geographically undemanding, but altitude sometimes imposes its conditions, that require us to be predictable and methodical. In turn, colors and composition of landscape, snowy of the surroundings area, herds of lamas and alpacas are attractive complement of the place; where every situation or moment is an experience because very few times in your life you will be at 16,500 feet of height (very eventual, you will need go on a horse).
When we are located at the viewpoint, each grandstand to climb will be an achievement portrayed in photography, as higher a better, reached top, feeling of achievement and success empowers you, being since at your feet is the Rainbow Mountain of Colors or Apu Winicunca; on the other side, is located renowned Ausangate snowfall mountain; so, that locating in this place could surface all our emotions in one. Already managed and get our goal; any subsequent challenge will be simple,
then, road to Red Valley another attraction nearest in the area will be our next goal, just in case our physical conditions give it and we will see it. On the way back, in our restaurant at Cusipata, lunch is waiting for us, after tasting it, we take road back to Cusco city, the end of a great and unforgettable experience.
SEVENTH DAY: to conclude with program and activities we have a free morning time in Cusco city to make the final things before leave, no before visit Q’oricancha or Sun’s Temple; so, full of experiences, many photographs, beautiful memories and how much this experience would means, we schedule your transfer back to the airport or bus station to say goodbye.
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