Day 1: Cusco – Tambomachay – Qenko
(Pick up time 05:00am) starting in Tambomachay just outside of Cusco our path leads us over high passes, through valleys and small communities. With large swathes of grassland and small lakes (dried out in some seasons) the area is home to a wide variety of birds including Andean Geese, Partridges and Lapwings as well as a variety of birds or prey, all of which are regularly spotted throughout the day.
Our goal for today are the andean and poor villages of Patabamba and Siwas located close to a small lake (dries out in dry season). Patabamba is a traditional Andean community with a small school and a tiny Plaza; located high above the Sacred Valley the people here still maintain the customs and traditions of ages past and the majority of villagers gain their income from agriculture (potatoes) and herding llamas and alpacas. As only a few tourists come this way the people are always intrigued to see who has come to visit their village and to welcome them with open arms.
Day 2: Qenko – Huchuy Qosco – Lamay – Aguas Calientes
Today has two main focuses, learning about the customs and culture of the Andean people and a visit to the Inca site of Huchuy Qosco (for a secon time!). Waking up early we’ll be taken by our guide to one of the houses (can be visited on day 1) where we’ll get to meet a local family. The people are incredibly welcoming and are just as eager to learn about you as you are of them; they don’t get many visitors in this area and are always interested to find out about you. After the visit you’ll have the opportunity to give any gifts you’ve brought for the local people and also to buy some of the locally made.
Following the visit we’ll make our way to Huchuy Qosco. The route follows an original Inca Trail that leads us down a beautiful, secluded valley that is filled with native plants, flowers and birds. It really feels like another world compared to the high grasslands we’ve left behind. In total it takes about two and a half hours to reach Huchuy Qosco and after a break to rest and take in the views of the Sacred Valley you’ll have a guided tour of the site to learn about the Inca people and their culture. In the afternoon we head down in to the Sacred Valley to the village of Lamay where we take a bus to Ollantaytambo and then a train to Aguas Calientes.
Day 3: Machu Picchu!
Waking up early we’ll take the first bus back up to Machu Picchu to enter the site as it opens. We’ll have a 2 hour guided tour of the site during which you’ll learn about the Incas and visit all the most important areas of the citadel. After your tour you’ll have free time to explore the site by yourself and if you have permits to climb either Huayna Picchu or Machu Picchu mountain. In the afternoon you will take the train back to Ollantaytambo from where you will carry on by bus back to Cusco.
Includes / Not Includes
Professional English Speaking Tour Guide
Assistant Tour Guide for groups of 9+
Mules to carry cooking and camping equipment plus 7kg of your personal items.
Pick-up from your hotel
Transportation by bus to Tambomachay and from Lamay to Ollantaytambo
Train from Ollantaytambo to Aguas Calientes
Return transportation by train and bus to Cusco
Water (excluding the first 4 hours of the trek when you need to bring your own)
2 Breakfasts, 2 Lunches, 2 Afternoon Snacks and 2 Dinners. If you have a dietary request such as vegetarian food please let us know.
Dining tent with tables and chairs
4 man tent for every 2 trekkers
Hotel on Day 2
First aid kit
Entrance to Huchuy Qosco and Machu Picchu
Return bus from Machu Picchu to Aguas Calientes
Does Not Include
Sleeping Bag (Can be hired from us)
Breakfast on Day 1 and lunch and dinner on Day 3
Entrance to Huayna Picchu Mountain
Travel Insurance – you are strongly recommended to take out travel insurance for the duration of your trip.
What you need to take
ISIC card (if you are a student and want to qualify for the discount)
Waterproof jacket / rain poncho
Hat and gloves
Sun cream (factor 35 or higher)
Toiletries and hand sanitiser
Camera and film
Torch with spare batteries
Price & availability
Private Tours are based on Group Size:
2 people US$600 per person
3 people US$580 per person
4 people US$560 per person
5 people US$530 per person
6 people to more US$490 per person
Important: price depends on number of people in your group (more pay pay less).
Important 2: Price includes up to 7 kilos of your personal belongings to be carried by the mules (NO need of extra Porter hire!).
Methods Of Payments
OUR TWO WAYS OF SENDING YOUR DEPOSIT THROUGH WESTERN UNION, MONEYGRAM OR BANK ACCOUNT TRANSFER
This is the main way to do your payment from abroad and avoid high bank charges or taxes, is using WESTERN UNION, a global transfer service that has a large network of offices around the world.
Money Transfer by Western Union (using your credit cards) – There are additional fees associated with this method of payment.
The method of payment depends on which country that you are sending the money. From the USA, Canada, UK, Ireland, Australia, France, Netherlands & Norway you can make the money transfer online at : http://www.westernunion.com/index_consumer.asp Just visit the website and follow the instructions. Visa and Master Card can be used. The charge is less if you go directly to a local Western Union agent in your town and pay in cash. For countries other than those mentioned above you will have to go to the office of your local agent to pay the deposit. The Western Union website allows you to search for the agent nearest to where you live. There are over 245,000 agents throughout the world so you should have no problem finding one that is convenient to you at the end of the Transaction Western union or Money Gram will give you a control number that you need to let us know so we can be able to collect your deposit.
Duration of Taken to Receive Transfer: Instantaneous (Note: You can use this Method if you want us to act faster to ensure your Inca Trail or Salkantay Trek Space)
HERE ARE THE FULL DETAILS OF THE PERSON YOU NEED TO SEND YOUR DEPOSIT
Receiver’s Name: MONICA SANDRA
Receiver’s Father Surname: SINGUNA
Receiver’s Mother Surname:MAMANI
Receiver’s Address : Suecia Street 380 – E ( Plaza de Armas)
Receiver’s City: CUZCO
Receiver’s Country: Peru
Receiver’s ID: 73995207
×Phone numbers: mobile 051 984 404049 or our land line 051 084 227118
*You can send the money to my boss bank account too here is the full details So if you send your deposit through this bank account this bank charge 7% over the amount you are going to send please and we don’t know how much your bank will charge you to send money abroad so remember this before using this way.
Name of Bank: Banco de Crédito del Perú BCP
Account Number: (US$ dollars) 285-28511999-1-64
Account Name: Maribel Sanchez Huaman
SWIFT CODE: BCPLPEPL
Emergency phone VíaBCP: 0051-1-3119898
Bank Address: 189 Av. El Sol