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Panoramic view of Huchuy Qosqo Site

Huchuy Qosqo Trek & Machu Picchu 2 Days

$530.00

Superb short Hike to Huchuy Qosqo “small Cusco”

TRIP OVERVIEW

TRIP CODE: HQM2D01
TYPE SERVICE: Group Service
TYPE ITINERARY: Fixed
ACTIVITIES: Hiking & Trekking, Cultural & History
DESTINATION: Huchuy Qosqo, Machu Picchu

Superb short Huchuy Qosqo Trek to Machu Picchu “small Cusco”
This Huchuy Qosqo Trek to Machu Picchu takes you through diverse terrain, from high altitude savannah to fertile agricultural fields of corn and potato. A fantastic full day hike in the surroundings of Cusco, departing close from Chinchero, following through a mountain pass and finally reaching Huchuy Qosqo, an ancient Inca archaeological site perched on a cliff with stunning views over the Sacred Valley of the Incas. Huchuy Qosqo (small Cusco) is situated above the Valley of Urubamba and offers very spectacular views over the mountain range Cordillera de Vilcanota ending in Machu Picchu Sanctuary.

Highlights

  • Exhilarating day hikes and wonderful camping
  • Visit archaeological site of Huchuy Qosqo
  • Huchuy Qosqo Trek through the amazing mountain scenery
  • Trek in the footsteps of the Incas and visit incredible Machu Picchu
  • Explore magnificent Machu Picchu, with an overnight in Aguas Calientes

TRIP ITINERARY

Day 1 – Huchuy Qosqo Trek, Train to Aguas Calientes

  • Pick up from your Hotel at 07:00AM begin your journey by transferring from your hotel to the small village of Patabamba (3,850m/12,631ft), a small Andean community that is the starting point of our hike. We start hiking uphill amidst beautiful mountain scenery.
  • As you ascend towards the pass (4,110m/13,484ft), the landscape begins to change dramatically to Andean Puna, with scant vegetation such as “ichu”; from which you enjoy a panoramic view of the Sacred Valley, the Vilcanota River, and the snow-capped mountains.
  • Descend to the village of Siwa (3,900m/12,795ft); then we will continue to the archaeological remains of Pucamarca and enter the Leon Punku Canyon, where we will follow the vestiges of an Incan trail that leads to the archeological site of Huchuy Qosqo (3,700m/12,139ft).
  • Inside of the canyon we will also see the foundation of an Incan bridge. This canyon boasts geological formations surrounded by majestic rocks and boulders that direct the river. Huchuy Qosqo is an Inca archaeological complex with imposing architecture that includes a large open ceremonial center.
  • After guided tour begin your descent to the village of Lamay (2900m/9514ft) where our private vehicle and transfer to Ollantaytambo train station, from where we catch the train to Aguas Calientes. Upon our arrival to Aguas Calientes you are transferred to your hotel.
  • Overnight at the Hotel in Aguas Calientes.
  • Meals Included: Box-lunch

Approximate distance: 13 km (8, 07 miles)
Estimated time: 6-7 hours
Maximum altitude point: 4,110m/13,484ft

Day 2 – Sunrise in Machu Picchu & Train back to Cusco

  • Breakfast at the hotel; at 05:00AM we will take the first bus to the Machu Picchu You will explore every nook and cranny of this New 7th Wonder of the World and UNESCO World Cultural Heritage site; an unforgettable experience.
  • Your guide will expertly direct you throughout the astounding ruins and its main streets. You can then wander around the town squares as well as climb the intricately carved stairways made of stone. Machu Picchu is considered the world’s spiritual center by esoteric wisdom. Once the guided tour is over you will have some free time to explore the site on your own to relax or meditate.
  • You will then have the time and opportunity to indulge in a few of the following activities on your own (not included in the price):
    • Climb up Huayna Picchu Mountain and appreciate the beauty and magnificence of Machu Picchu from there.
    • Walk to the Sun Gate or Inti Punku.
    • Other optional activities in Aguas Calientes include a visit to the new local museum or to the hot springs.
  • Back to Cusco: You will descend to Aguas Calientes and, later on, board the train for the return trip to Cusco. On reaching Cusco train station, reception and transfer to your hotel.
  • Meals Included: Breakfast.

PRICES PER PERSON

  • 1 person = US$ 727
  • 2 people = US$ 530
  • 3 people = US$ 503
  • 4 people = US$ 472
  • 5 to 6 people = US$ 451
  • 7 to 8 people = US$ 436
  • More than 9 people = US$ 427

** Do you want to close your group and not join with more people? Make your group private and close your group to just you and your family or friends for an additional cost of US$ 30 per person.

Discounts Available

  1. Students: US$ 20 (students up to 18 years old require a valid International Student Identity Card (isic.org).
  2. Children: US$ 20 (Children under 17 years of ages old will need only passport copy to apply discount).

Guaranteed Departures – You can start any date that you want – We have no fixed groups.

Extra Optional Services

  • Upgrade hotel to Tourist double or triple room US$ 20 per person.
  • Upgrade hotel to Superior Tourist double or triple room US$ 60 per person.
  • Entrance to Huayna Picchu Mountain US$ 25 per person.
  • Lunch at the Aguas Calientes Restaurant US$ 20 per person.
  • Lunch at Sanctuary Lodge restaurant (near Machu Picchu) US$ 46 per person.
  • Upgrade train to Vistadome return to Ollantaytambo US$ 18 per person.
  • Upgrade train to Vistadome return to Cusco US$ 34 per person.

INCLUDED

  • Pre-departure briefing, the night before your trek.
  • Pick up from your hotel in the morning and transfer in private transport to Patabamba (starting point of the trek).
  • Transfer from Lamay town to Ollantaytambo train station.
  • Professional English speaking tour guide (2 guides for groups of over 10 people).
  • On box-lunch – vegetarian or special diets are available at no extra cost.
  • Machu Picchu entrance fee (day 2).
  • Huchuy Qosqo entrance fee (day 1).
  • 1 night accommodation in Aguas Calientes in a basic hostel a Double or Triple Room (Being in a Single room costs an extra US$ 25 per night). This will be a clean and safe hostel with breakfast included and private bathroom. You can upgrade Hotel accommodation upon request; please ask your travel agent.
  • Round trip bus ticket Aguas Calientes – Machu Picchu site – Aguas Calientes (day 2).
  • Train ticket from the Ollantaytambo town to Aguas Calientes (day 1).
  • Train ticket from Aguas Calientes to Ollantaytambo (Expedition Service) – we can upgrade to Vistadome service upon request.
  • Transfer from Poroy train station-hotel in Cusco.
  • 24 hour support by our local staff.

NOT INCLUDED

  • International airfare, domestic airfare within Peru.
  • Airport departure taxes (Approximate cost US$ 31.00 international flights, and US$ 7.40 for each domestic flight).
  • Tips on included excursions, visas, travel insurance, personal items.
  • Pre & post tour accommodation.
  • Breakfast on the first day and lunch on the last day: after the guided tour at Machu Picchu, you can enjoy free time to further visit the ruins and choose to have lunch either in Machu Picchu or in Aguas Calientes at your own expense. Arrival in Cusco is estimated after nightfall.
  • Huayna Picchu entrance fee: if you want to climb this mountain you have to pay an additional extra cost.
SELECTED HOTELS FOR THIS TOUR PACKAGE
Following is that the list of our recommended hotels that we use for this tour package. Our recommendation relies on the standards of our company concerning quality, charm, personalized attention, warmth, fair price, social responsibility, best practices on environmental care, etc. for each hotel category, but most importantly, on our past customer reports, in which each hotel is evaluated. Hence, our choice includes those who have obtained a higher client satisfaction so far.

We have rated the accommodations according to 3 categories:

City Budget Tourist Superior Tourist
Aguas Calientes

Kantu Inn

Hostal Machu Picchu

Flower´s House Machu Picchu

Hatun Samay Machu Picchu

Casa Andina Classic Machu Picchu

El Mapi

MORE INFORMATION ABOUT HOTEL CATEGORY

BUDGET
For travellers on very tight budgets. Very simple rooms offering only basic services and facilities. The rooms have private bathrooms and hot water and include breakfast.

TOURIST
Comfortable, simple and with public areas. They majority provide some form of food and drink service: cafeteria, restaurant, bar or other facilities. Their rooms are adequate, functional and equipped with the essentials.

SUPERIOR TOURIST
For travelers on a reduced budget. Well maintained installations and functional rooms, some have first-class facilities. Public areas are very limited or, in most cases, non-existent. The price-benefit ratio is usually good.

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