The Inca Capital combined with the K104 Inca Trail gives you the best of Cuzco,Sacred Valley & the K104 Inca Trail to Machu Picchu.
From capital city of Cuzco to the archaeological ruins of Sacsayhauman,then to the famous Pisac Market & Inca fortress of Ollantaytambo in the Sacred Valley.
The trek on the Inca Trail starting at K104 leads you into seldom viewed archaeological site of Chachabamba, the ruins of Choquesuysuy & Winay Wayna
before arriving just outside the the mystical citidel of Machu Picchu. Here you will proceed to hike to the base of Machu Picchu ( Aguas Calientes )
or stay on site at the Santuary Lodge Hotel. The following morning a short bus ride to the top of Machu Picchu for a private guided sun rise tour
of the Machu Picchu.
Day 1 - Depart to Peru arrive Lima
Depart from the home city to Lima where you will be met and transferred to the hotel located in Lima. Overnight at the hotel.
Day 2 - Lima - Cuzco - City Tour & Sacsayhauman Park - Cuzco
You will be met and transferred to the Lima airport for the local airline flight to Cuzco.
On your arrival our staff will meet and transfer you to the hotel where you can use the remainder
of the morning to acclimate to the 11,300 ft. altitude in the Inca capital of Cuzco. In the afternoon
(1:45 p.m.), our staff will meet and transfer you by group tour bus and guide for a City tour of Cuzco and the Colonial
and Inca sites of La Cathedral and Santo Domingo Convent, or Q’oricancha, Tambo Machay, Kenko,
Pucapucara, and Sacsayhauman. Early evening return to Cuzco and the hotel. (5:45 -6:15 p.m.)
Over night at the hotel.
Day 3 - Cuzco - Pisac Market - Ollantaytambo
Our staff will meet and transfer you in the morning ( 8:45 -9:00 a.m.) into the Sacred Valley of the Inca.
This fertile region includes many Inca terraces and farm land. Travel to the town of Pisac and the Ancient
Pisac Market for the annual show where many of the local Indians sell and barter their hand made textiles,
fresh fruits, and vegetables. After an hour or so of mingling with the locals, you will proceed to eat lunch
at a local hacienda restaurant in the Sacred Valley. Afterwards, continue to Ollantaytambo which is
the oldest continuously habituated town of the Inca that contains several important Inca structures.
At the top of the sixteen massive terraces are the ever impressive ruins of Ollantaytambo Fortress.
This is where the Inca fought some of their fiercest and strongest battles. It is unknown how the huge
precisely carved stones were transported down one mountain range to the Ollantaytambo location,
or how they were fitted perfectly to support a strategic fortress that has bared the test of time.
Also found here are “silos” or grain mills that are directly adjacent to the fortress that could
have maintained thousands of pounds of grain for the Inca and its people. Some of the grain was
most likely produced in the surrounding agricultural terracing by the variety of crops that were
grown. Afterwards, remain in the Sacred Valley. (3:45 p.m) Overnight at the hotel. (CB or BB / L)
Day 4 - Ollantaytambo - Machu Picchu / Aguas Calientes
Morning you will be met by your guide and depart by Vistadome train to the starting point of your trek at k.104. After your arrival at K.104 you will begin your full day hiking journey on the Inca Trail.
After a short hike the first point of interest is the archaeological site of Chachabamba, which ascends through the ruins of Choquesuysuy that will later lead to Winay Wayna.
After a couple hours of hiking a picnic style box lunch will be prepared as you can enjoy the tranquil surroundings of the Andean mountains. Later continue a short distance on a
rapid descent that takes you through the cloud forest where a variety of flowers and tropical vegetation, mosses & tree ferns as well as a small waterfall escort you to the
magical ruins of Winay Wayna. Here there are several baths and newly uncovered terraces. After a time to appreciate the Incas skill we will continue further on the trail towards
to the base town of Aguas Calientes and the hotel of choice. (CB or BB ; Box L )
Driving distance (private vehicle) Cuzco - Ollantaytambo : 77 kilometers / 47.4 miles (1 hour 30 minutes)
Train to K104 distance - Ollantaytambo : 36 kilometers / 22.4 miles (1 hour 15 minutes)
Trekking distance - 9.3 kilometers / 5.8 miles (5-6 hours)
Altitudes - Wiñay Wayna: 2665 meters / 8743 ft.; Intipunku: 2693 meters / 8833 ft.; Machu Picchu: 2460 meters / 8071 ft.; Aguas Calientes: 2070 meters / 6791 ft.
Day 5 - Aguas Calientes - PRIVATE TOUR Machu Picchu - Cuzco
Early morning you will meet your private guide and board the tourist bus and proceed up a incredible winding road that leads to the fabled site
for early morning tour of Machu Picchu. On your arrival your guide will explain the history and the myths that surround this archaeological wonder.
Several ideas or possibilities have been noted of this massive archaeological complex of acropolis proportion. Whether this site was pre Incan, a
previous leaders sanctuary for his retirement, or maybe a location for the virgins to be separated from the kingdom and used as wives for the Inca
rulers or even sacrificial for the gods. It seems that the world will never know. After your tour (2 hours) time will permit to hike to the Inti
Punku Pass (Gate of the Sun) or explore and take more photographs of the area. Remainder of the day on your own. Late afternoon bid farewell to the
lost city of Machu Picchu and proceed to the Aguas Calientes where you will re-claim your baggage at the hotel before departing on the train to Cuzco.
Afterwards transfer to the train station where you will board the First Class train for your return to Ollantaytambo and then to Cuzco and the hotel.
Overnight at the preferred hotel.(CB or BB )
Altitudes: Aguas Calientes: 2070 meters / 67ak1 ft.; Machu Picchu: 2460 meters / 8071 ft.
NOTE : Inca Trail permit allows for 4 hour visit of Machu Picchu. Additional 4 hour entry is available for $50.00 as well is a added hike permit
to Huayna Picchu peak or Machu Picchu Mountain peak is available in advance for $20.00)
Day 6 - Cuzco - Lima - depart Peru
Our staff will transfer you to the Cuzco airport for your departing flight to Lima, or an additional tour to Amazon, Lake Titicaca & other archaeological cities. ( CB or BB )
. . . ALERT . . . ALERT . . . ALERT . . .
ALL ENTRIES FOR MACHU PICCHU NATIONAL PARK ALLOW ONLY 4 HOURS FROM SCHEDULED ENTRY TIME.
Entries start at 6:00 A.M. / last entry is 2:00 P.M.
All 4 hour time slots are limited to available spaces at time of purchase.
NOTE : All hotels include Continental or Buffet breakfast.
Room type : ST=Standard;CR=Colonial;SP=Superior;DR=Deluxe;
SPD=Superior Deluxe; JS=Jr.Suite;STP=Standard Patio;SPT=Standard Patio Terrace.
NOT INCLUDED :
International air to Peru, local air inside Peru. Local air inside Peru available directly from airline or via the Peru office representatives.
Also not included local visas, departure taxes and any add on incidentals not included in program.