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Cusco - Humantay Lake - Sacred Valley to MachuPicchu - Rainbow Mountain 5 Days 4 Nights

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Duration

 

5 Days 4 Nights

Max. Altitude

mountain

5100 M

Distance

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25 km

Difficulty

Medium

Medium

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  • OVERVIEW
  • ITINERARY
  • INCLUDES / PRICES
  • PRACTICAL INFORMATION

DAY 1. DISCOVER INKA’S TEMPLES

Airport - Hotel - Qoricancha – Saqsayhuaman – Qenqo - Pucapucara

  • Reception and transfer from airport to Hotel.
  • Optional visit Main Cathedral.
  • See the main temple of inka’s “Qoricancha”.
  • Continue to visit 4 archaeological sites.

DAY 2: ENJOY THE TURQUOISE LAKE

Hotel – Mollepata – Soraypampa – Humantay Lake - Cusco

  • We Pick you up from your hotel or hostel.
  • Drive to Mollepata for around 2 hours by our bus.
  • Enjoy an energy breakfast for the hike.
  • We continue 1 hour more in our transport to Soraypampa.
  • Start steep trek from Soraypampa to Humantay Lake.
  • Enjoy glimpses of majestic Apu Salkantay.
  • Explore and photograph the turquoise beauty of Humantay Lake.
  • Return to Soraypampa.
  • Board our transport to Mollepata.
  • Take a delicious buffet lunch to recover your energy.
  • Return to Cusco.

DAY 3: LEARN ABOUT AGRICULTURAL SITE OF INKA'S TIME AND KNOW SALT MINES

Cusco – Chinchero - Moray “Greenhouse ”– Salt Mines of Maras – Ollantaytambo – Aguas Calientes

  • Pick up from you hotel
  • Visit Chinchero, Moray, Salt Mines and Ollantaytambo.
  • Enjoy delicious buffet lunch in Urubamba.
  • Take the train to Aguas Calientes.
  • Dinner and briefing for next day.

DAY 4: WE WILL VISIT A WORLD WONDER—MACHU PICCHU.

Machu Picchu – Aguas Calientes – Ollantaytambo - Cusco

  • Bus from Aguas Calientes to Machupicchu.
  • Enjoy the tour guiding in Machupicchu.
  • Optional climb to Huaynapicchu or Machupicchu Mountain.
  • Take the train to Ollantaytambo.
  • Bus from Ollantaytambo to Cusco.

DAY 5 : WE GO OVER RAINBOW MOUNTAIN - HIGH ALTITUDE

Hotel – Japura – Rainbow Moutain – Japura - Cusco

  • Pick up from your hotel around 3:00 am .
  • Driving 3 hours to Pitumarka ( last shop stop )
  • Then a few more minutes to reach Japura Village.
  • Breakfast and last tips from our guide to you.
  • We continue 25 minutes in our transport.
  • There 13 km between start trekking spot and Rainbow Mountain.
  • At the top, enjoy the panoramic vista across Ausangate area.
  • Then return to Quesuno by the same trail.
  • Drive 3:30 hours back to Cusco and your hotel.

Day 1: Cusco City Tour

We will be waiting your arrival to Cusco Airport. 
Reception and transportation to the Hotel, will have the free morning to rest and also we suggest you have a light lunch in either your hotel or in one of the surrounded.

In the afternoon, we will depart on a City tour. We will visit the Main Cathedral (optional), the Qoricancha (temple of the sun) and we will make a route bordering archaeological centers like Sacsayhuaman, Q'enqo, Puca Pucara and Tambomachay.  Our tour finishes around 18:30 hrs. approximately at the main square in order you can take dinner in one of the exquisite restaurants in the area.

Day 2: Humantay Lake

Our professional mountain guide will pick you up at your homestay, hostel or hotel between 4:20 to 4:40 hrs. You must tell our Travel Company where you are staying one day before departure and be ready and waiting for pickup.

Temperature during the first hours of our Humantay lake tour is cold ( 5 to 9°C ) that why you need to bring one extra warm sweater, jacket, hat and gloves. These will keep you comfortable during this driving time to Mollepata. After 2 hours driving we will arrive at Mollepata where we will stop for breakfast and get last things you forgot to buy in Cusco like water and snacks.

After breakfast there is 1 more hour by car to Soraypampa. Once we arrive at this high mountain plateau we will be able to see the beautiful mountains Apu Salkantay (6230 meters above sea level) and Humantay (5250 meters above sea level). After a short time to prepare and gather our daypacks, we start the 1-hour 45 minutes trek to Humantay Lake (about 3 km.) The way up to Humantay Lake is steep however our group is small and our guide will let you take your time to enjoy and arrive without pressure.

After enjoying our first view of Humantay Lake there is an optional small climb above the lake to the right or left where you can enjoy a panoramic view.

Next we have the easy part of our trek. We go downhill to Soraypampa for another hour. Then we will take our private transportation back to Mollepata where a local buffet lunch will be waiting for us. Once we finish lunch, we will go back to Cusco.

We will arrive at Cusco between 17:30 to 18:30 hrs.

Day 3: Cusco - Chinchero - Moray “Greenhouse”– Salt Mines of Maras – Ollantaytambo – Aguas Calientes

In the morning, we pick you up from your hotel to start the trip; we drive to Chinchero is famous for its church with painted murals and its traditional market which is famous for their handmade textiles and weavings.

After visit Chinchero. We will visit Moray, the famous ‘greenhouse’ of Inka time, a scientific laboratory where you learn how the Incas were able to acclimatize their agricultural products to different climates.

We will continue to Maras Town, where we can see some ancient farming paths to the village on our way to Las Salineras, the salt mines that have existed since the Inka civilization. There are more than 3 thousands pools of salt!. Expect breathtaking panoramas of the mountains, dramatic views of the salt mines and unforgettable expanse of the incomparable Chinchero plateau.

After visiting the salt mines, and a spectacular descent into the Sacred Valley we will have a delicious lunch and continue to Ollantaytambo Archaeological site, one of the best-preserved towns of the Inkas. We learn of this amazing place and then board the train to Aguas Calientes. In Aguas Calientes, we will pick you up at train station and will go to your Hotel. Then you will have a delicious dinner and briefing for next day.

Day 4: Machu Picchu – Aguas Calientes – Ollantaytambo - Cusco

Early morning, you will have breakfast in the hotel, then you will take the bus up from Aguas Calientes to Machu Picchu, 30 min. approximately.

When you arrive at Machu Picchu, you will visit archaeological site 2 hours approximately with our tour guide in a group. He will explain about the history, construction and other important information about Machu Picchu.

After the tour is complete. You will have more time to spend in the Citadel, to explore and take pictures. Optionally you can book to climb Huayna Picchu or Machu Picchu Mountain. Each has a beautiful and a different view of Machu Picchu.

When you feel your visit is complete you will go down by bus to Aguas Calientes. You can have a meal and enjoy the thermal baths.

Then you will take the train to Ollantaytambo and from Ollantaytambo you will go to Cusco by our bus.

Day 5: Cusco – Japura – Rainbow Mountain- Cusco

Early in the morning (about 4:30 am,) we will be at your hotel or hostel to pick you up. Please make sure you are ready and waiting in the lobby for our guide or driver who is going to look for you. After you aboard our transportation, we will drive to Japura where we will enjoy a delicious local breakfast and start our adventure to the famous Rainbow Mountain. There is 7 km of trekking. Uphill followed by 6 km over flat land that will take us to our goal called Rainbow Mountain or Vinicunca Mountain which is located at 5100 meter about sea level where we will enjoy the spectacular panoramic views across the ancient valleys Ausangate. We will show you a good place to stop and enjoy the flight of the condor and see walk wild Llamas, Alpacas and Vicuñas .

After this, we will turn back on the same trail, this time it will be easier because most of the trail is easy sailing---downhill! Once we get back to Japura, we will have a lunch then we will take our transportation back to Cusco.

Arrive around 18:00 to 19:00 hours.

Included:

  • Reception and transfer from airport to hotel.
  • Pick up in your hotel for City Tour.
  • Tourist bus for City Tour.
  • Profesional Tour Guide for City Tour.
  • Briefing before Humantay Trek.
  • Professional Tour Guide all trip for Humantay Trek.
  • Pick up from your homestay, hostal or hotel for Humantay Trek.
  • Transportation from Cusco to SorayPampa for Humantay Trek.
  • Transportation from SorayPampa to Cusco for Humantay Trek.
  • Breakfast for Humantay Trek.
  • Lunch for Humantay Trek.
  • First Aid Kit for Humantay Trek.
  • Oxygen bottle for Humantay Trek.
  • Hot drinks at the restaurant for Humantay Trek.
  • Entrance ticket for Humantay Trek.
  • Tourist Bus from Cusco to Chinchero, Moray, Salt Mines, Ollantaytambo.
  • Professional Tour Guide in Chinchero, Moray, Salt Mines and Ollantaytambo.
  • Buffet lunch in Urubamba.
  • Train tickets from Ollantaytambo / Aguas Calientes.
  • Reception and Transfer to Hotel in Aguas Calientes.
  • Hotel*  in Aguas Calientes.
  • Bus from Aguas Calientes to Machu Picchu (one way) Up.
  • Train tickets from Aguas Calientes / Ollantaytambo.
  • Bus from Ollantaytambo / Cusco.
  • Entrance fee to Machupicchu.
  • Pre-departure briefing in Cusco for Rainbow Mountain.
  • Professional bilingual Tour Guide for Rainbow Mountain.
  • Pick-up from your hotel in the morning for Rainbow Mountain.
  • Transport to starting point of the trek for Rainbow Mountain.
  • Transport back to Cusco for Rainbow Mountain.
  • Local Breakfast and Lunch for Rainbow Mountain.
  • Entrance fees to Rainbow Mountain.
  • Transfer from your hotel to airport or terminal bus.

Not included:

  • Entrance ticket to Main Cathedral (25 soles).
  • Entrance ticket to Qoricancha (15 soles).
  • Extra Horse for Humantay trek or Rainbow Mountain.
  • Tips
  • Meals except the mentioned.
  • Entrance  fees to Huaynapicchu .( if you take this entrance it will be charge 25 american dollars to the original price).
  • Entrance fees to Machu Picchu Montaña .( if you take this entrance it will be charge 25 american dollars to the original price).
  • Touristic Ticket for archaeological sites.
  • Entrance to Salt Mines 10 soles.
  • Personal trekking gear
  • Walkig Sticks

Note: Tourist Ticket

    Tourist ticket complet:   S/.130.00 nuevos soles
    Tourist ticket complet with ISIC CARD   S/.70.00 nuevos soles

The full tourist ticket is valid for 10 days and allows entry to the majority of the Inca sites around Cusco and the Sacred Valley. (15 places – Sacsayhuaman, Qenqo, Pukapukara, Tambomachay, Chinchero, Moray, Ollantaytambo, some museums in Cusco).

From 28 July to December

PRICE:  ADULT PERSON $.680.00 AMERICAN DOLLARS.  MINIMUN 2 PAX

PRICE: STUDENT PERSON $.660.00 AMERICAN DOLLARS. MINIMUN 2 PAX

DEPARTURE DAYS: Every day, according of trains and hotels availabilities.

Optional to upgrade:

IN CUSCO - 3 nights hotel

  • Hotel Rojas Inn  $.120 USD per person (based on 2) or + $.190 USD for a single room. 
  • Hotel Garcilaso *** $.150 USD per person (based on 2) or + $.280 USD for a single room.
  • Hotel Siete Ventanas *** $.180 USD per person (based on 2) or + $.300 USD for a single room.
  • Hotel Los Andes de América *** $.180 USD per person (based on 2) or + $.300 USD for a single room.

IN AGUAS CALIENTES

  • Inti Punku Inn *** +$30 per person (based on 2) or +$100 for a single room.
  • Inti Punku - El Tambo *** +$35 per person (based on 2) or +105 for a single room.  
  • Inti Punku Machu Picchu *** +40 per person (based on 2) or +$120 for a single room.
  • La cabaña hotel *** +$50 per person (based on 2) or +$100 for a single room. 

IMPORTANT : if you are interesting on agree this hotel service to you tour ,Please let know us and wait for our response and confirm the availability.

What you should bring:

  • Small backpack.
  • Rain poncho (or rain jacket)
  • T-Shirts and Shorts
  • Bathing suit, sandals and a (small) towel
  • Insect repellent
  • Sun block, Sun glasses and hat
  • Personal Medicine
  • Passport.
  • STUDENT CARD (If you have)


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