This is one of our most popular package for passangers who have short time in Peru. These 9 days and 8 nights package includes: Cusco, Sacred Valley , Salkantay trek Machu Picchu and finally Puerto Maldonado Jungle tou 3d/2nr. These destinations are a must for all those visiting Peru and the Cusco Region ;Puerto Maldonado ending in Lima.
Realize why Bioandean Expeditions has a good reputation.First of all we are a 100% Peruvian Agency based in Cusco Peru and We offer the very best service, using carefully 3stars,4stars and 5stars hotels which are based on great Standards and the leaders in their category here in Cusco Region. When you arrive to Cusco you will be greeted by one of our representatives holding a sign with your name on it. After your arrival at your hotel you will meet your guide who will be given a pre-briefing. During our tours we look after our passengers every step of the way. There are no hidden surprises. Yes – we included the Hotels, train Back from Machu Picchu and all internal land and air transportation (Included domestic flightsin Peru) All our full day tours include lunch.
DAY 1:CUSCO CITY TOUR (OVERNIGHT CUSCO)
Upon arrival to Cusco Airport. Reception and transportation to the Hotel where you will receive an aromatic coca tea to stimulating for the height, 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 (entrance to the archaeological centers and museums including) we will visit the Main square, Cathedral, the Koricancha (temple of the sun) and in addition we will make a route bordering archaeological centers like Sacsayhuaman Fortress, Q’enko, Puka Pukara and Tambomachay, tour finishes 6:30pm approximately at the main square in order you can take dinner in one of the exquisite restaurants in the area, then overnight. (No meals included)
DAY 2:SACRED VALLEY OF THE INKAS (PISAQ – OLLANTAYTAMBO CHIMCHEROS)-( OVERNIGHT IN CUSCO)
Breakfast. You will be picked up at 8:15 am. Full day excursion to the Urubamba Valley visiting: the colorful Indian market in Pisac where a mixture of color and tradition will be able appreciated besides will have a good opportunity to try our bargain skills on the free time to interact with the local craftsmen to purchase their hand-made souvenirs. The Valley has a distance of 31 km (19 miles) of Cusco, and an altitude of 2,970 ms (9,700 p), Pisac is located to the entrance of the Sacred Valley and followed by Ollantaytambo, the older town continuously occupied of the American continent. The narrow streets of Ollantaytambo, along with their channels that have not varied from the time Inca, evoke their ancestral inheritance, Buffet lunch in a typical restaurant and after we explore Ollantaytambo we take the the bus towards Chimcheros we will have a visit of this archelogical site for one hour then we will go back to Cusco where we do overnight In a Hotel
DAY 3 SALKANTAY TREK : CHALLA CANCHA – SORAYPAMPA
We pick you up from your hotel at 4:30 a.m. to drive for about 3 hours to Challacancha where we start our Salkantay trek . As soon as we are at mollepata while you have breakfast the cook and the horseman will pack all the camping equipment and cooking stuff and we start hiking the first 3 hours will be a little bit uphill to get Cruzpata where we will have lunch with panoramic views of beautiful snow-capped mountains (Humantay; 4120m/13500ft and Salkantay; 6271m/20575ft) – just the start! We will begin our Salkantay trek towards Soraypampa, our first Salkantay Trek camping spot (3800 m/11750ft; the highest and coldest campsite of the trip) we will be very close to the second highest Salkantay snow capped -mountain of Cusco.
1ST DAY:Total distance: 15 km (aprox.)
Estimated walking time: 7-8 hours
Maximum altitude point: 3,800 m (aprox.)
Campsite altitude: 3,800 m (aprox.)
DAY 4 SALKANTAY TREK : SORAYPAMPA – CHAULLAY OR COLLPAPAMPA (MIGHTY SALKANTAY)
After having our Salkantay Trek breakfast we start walking about 5:30 am ,because this day will be the longest day the first 4 hours is uphill to get the highest point of the Salkantay Trek (4650m/15200ft) located halfway between 2 huge mountains; Salkantay on the right and Tucarhuay on the left. From the pass, the views of the 2 snow-capped mountains are incredible. There is a possibility of snow here.
After a rest, we will continue our walk (downhill) through a dramatic cloud forest towards Huayracpunku, where we will have lunch. We hike again after lunch in the direction of the start of the jungle until we reach our second Salkantay Trek camping spot of chaullay or Colcapampa (3000m/9800ft).
2ND DAY:Total distance: 19 km (aprox.)
Estimated walking time: 8 – 9 hours
Maximum altitude point: 4,650 m (aprox.)
Campsite altitude: 2,750 m (aprox.)
DAY 5 SALKANTAY TREK DAY: CHAULLAY – LA PLAYA – SAHUAYACO (CLOUD FOREST)
After breakfast, at 6.30am, we start walking through the upper jungle crossing the Lluskamayo River and a variety of little brooks to reach La Playa walking about 6 hours. Today we will pass through valleys and have wonderful views of waterfalls, tropical fruits ,plants and as soon as we are at la playa place horses will go back to Mollepata on taking the same Salkantay Trek and after haing lunch we Take a local car to get Hydroelectric station to start walking 2 more hours by taking the railrodad to Aguas Calientes.
3RD DAY:Total distance: 16 km (aprox.)
Estimated walking time: 6-7 hours
Maximum altitude point: 2,750 m (aprox.)
Campsite altitude: 1,600 m (aprox.) salkantay trek to machupicchu
salkantay trek to machupicchu
DAY 6 SALKANTAY TREK : AGUAS CALIENTES – MACHU PICCHU!!!
Salkantay trek important day ,We wake up early morning about 4 am to then to 4:30 to have the breakfast and leave to walk up to Machupicchu which takes one and half hours up to machupicchu but there is another option to catch the first bus which leaves 5:30 to Machupicchu (25-minutes long) in order to appreciate the magnificent city as the sun is rising.
A walking tour (approximately 2 hours) is given by your Guide and after this you can explore the mysterious city by yourselves. If you still have energy you can also climb Huaynapicchu (2720m/8890ft)!!! It takes 45 minutes to reach the top. Then you will take the train around 2:00pm,4:00pm or 6:20pm according to the train Availability so you will arrive to Ollamtaytamabo after 2 hours travelling so A private transport will wait for you and will take you back to Cusco to your Hotel.
Estimated walking time: 1- 2 hours
Maximum altitude point: 2,700 m (aprox.)
DAY 7 PUERTO MALDONADO
Your guide will pick you up from the airport or from the bus station. You’ll then go to our office based in Puerto maldonado to register (passport number and flight number). Then, you’ll take the boat down Madre de Dios River to get to our Lodge. After a one-hour boat ride, you’ll arrive at the Lodge where you’ll be given a fresh exotic fruit juice. You’ll get the key to your room.
After resting for a bit, you’ll go for a two-hour walk in the jungle. Your guide will tell you about the lush vegetation (some trees are 500 years old). You’ll also have the chance to see birds (parrots, macaws…), monkeys snakes, butterflies… You’ll discover our wonderful jungle.
In the evening, you and your guide will go for a boat ride on Madre de Dios River to look for caimansYou’ll spot the shiny red eyes of the caimans with a flashlight. You might also observe capibaras, the biggest rodents in the world. They can weight up to 60 kilos.
Back at the Lodge you will be served dinner
DAY 8 PUERTO MALDONADO
You’ll wake up early (5.30am) to get to a canopy and Zip lining , that is 40 metres high. From up there you’ll get to see different species of birds, such as macaws or Eagles.
After breakfast, you’ll go to the Monkey Island, which is jsut across from our Lodge. There, you’ll see different kind of monkeys. Then , you’ll take the boat again to get to the National Tambopata Reserve. After a five kilometre walk, you’ll discover the amazing Sandoval Lake. It’s a real wonder, where you’ll see a great varierty of animals, such as birds, monkeys, sloths…After a typical lunch, you’ll go for a boat ride on the lake to see the animals from closer. If it’s a lucky day, you might see giant otters (animals in danger of extinctiuon) or very big black caimans (the biggest one registered is five metre long).
You’ll be on your way back to the Lodge at sunset.
Dinner. Free time.
DAY 9 PUERTO MALDONADO
After breakfast you’ll head back to the city to visit the local market and discover some tropical fruits. Your guide will take you to the airport or to the bus station.
Includes / Not Includes
- All Transfers as mentioned in the Travel Program
- 4 Nights Accommodation in Cusco & 1 night in Aguas Calientes (double,twin or triple room)
- Top hotels in each category with all hotels based on US Standard
- All tours mentioned in the travel program
- All Entrance Fees
- Professional English Speaking Guides
- One way Expedition Train from Machu Picchu To Ollamtaytambo
- 4 Breakfasts (in hotel), 1 lunches (included on Full Day Tours Sacred Valley)
- Round trip Domestic Flights (Lima- Cusco- Lima) we have the right to provide you the flight tickets in any
company we considere good for the Agency
- 24 Hour assistance
WHAT IS INCLUDED IN PUERTO MALDONADO ?
- Professional, English speaking-Spanish guide
- Collection from Puerto Maldonado Airport
- Admission ticket to the Park
- Motor boat-driver
- 02 Night Lodge
- Round Trip Flight Cusco Puerto Maldonado
- 24 Hour assistanc
Price &; availability
Price Depends on the Number Of People
2 People 1850 dollars Per person
3 people 1800 dollars Per person
4 people 1750 dollars Per Person
5People !700 dollars Per Person
6 To More people 1650 dollars Per person