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Cusco on a Shoestring 7 Days

The Cusco Adventure Package takes you to the Machu Picchu, the historic City of Cusco, and the legendary Inca Trail.  This trip was designed for those who are more budget conscious, and still want to experience the highlights of Cusco. This trip can be extended up to 17 days visiting both Lake Titicaca and the Peruvian Jungle.

Cusco on a Shoestring 7 Days Itinerary:

Day 1: Cusco
The first day you will be greeted at Cusco International Airport and private transport to your hotel. After arrival at your hotel you will receive an introduction covering, your itinerary, the City of Cusco, suggested restaurants, and all necessary information for your Journey. The afternoon is free to rest, acclimatize, and visit museums in Cusco.

Day 2: Sacred Valley Tour, full day (B)
You will have a tours in The Sacred Valley of the incas is one of the most popular tours in the region. The Sacred Valley of the Incas was a crucial area for the Inca empire and it functioned as both an agricultural, spiritual and political center for them. Throughout its length there are many Inca and Pre-Inca sites that can be found and the Sacred Valley tour visits the 2 main sites, Pisac and Ollantaytambo.

Day 3: Cusco - Km 82 – Inka Trail (B, L, D)
You will be picked up at your hotel around  5:30 am by private tourist transport.  First, we will head for the Sacred Valley of the Incas (km 82), where we will meet the rest of the team and will start the Inca Trail. In Miskay we’ll have lunch and get some information about the archeological complex of Llactapata. After that, we will continue our hike to Wayllabamba (3100m/10170f) and ascend to Yuncachimpa (3300m/10826f), the camping site we will spend the night in.
Hiking time: 06 hours

Day 4: Yuncachimpa - Llulluchapampa – Warmihuañusca pass - Pacaymayu - Runkurakay pass – Chaquicocha (B, L, D)
Early in the morning, we will hike uphill through the Valley of Llulluchapampa (3850m/12631f) heading towards the highest point of this section, which is called the Warmihuañusca pass (4200m/113780f). From there, we will have a great view of the mysterious Nevado de Verónica. After a short break, we will continue our hike towards the Runkurakay pass (3050m/10007f) until we arrive at our camping site called Chaquicocha at (3650m/11975f). During the day, we will visit the settlement of Runkurakay and Sayacrmarca.
Hiking time: 07 hours

Day 5: Chaquicocha - Phuyupatamarca – Wiñayhuayna (B, L, D)
The fith day is the most beautiful one. You will have a nice walk through the challenging ecosystem and the tropical forest of Wiñaywayna. The nearest settlement is named Phuyupatamarca (3600m/11811f), a place where you can enjoy impressive Inca engineering. After that, we will visit the settlement of Wiñaywayna “Forever young” (2650m/8694f), which is also our last camping site.
Hiking time: 07 hours

Day 6: Wiñayhuayna - Machu Picchu – Cusco (B)
After breakfast at around 5:00 am, you will head - equipped with flashlights - to the Sun Gate (Inti Punku) to watch the sun rise over Machu Picchu and Wayna Picchu. Around 8:00 am we will visit the citadel of Machu Picchu (2400m//7874f) and enjoy its spiritual charm during a guided tour of about two hours. After, you will have enough time to explore the archeological site on your own. We will leave Aguas Calientes in the afternoon and you will arrive back to Cusco sometime early in the evening. There you will be greeted at the train station and transferred back to your hotel.  
Hiking time: 02 hours

Day 7: Cusco and Horseback Riding (B)
You will be picked up from the Plaza de Aramas around 9 am for a half day horseback ride. The ride will be lead by a professional guide who will take you up through the ruins of Saqsayhuman. After, this you will go up into the hills around Cusco where you will have stunning views of Cusco and the surrounding mountains. After your trip you can enjoy lunch in Cusco and get ready for your included private transfer to Cusco International Airport.

Cusco on a Shoestring 7 Days

Included:

  • Greeting at Airport and transfers from Cusco International Airport directly to your hotel on Day 1 and Day 7.
  • Day 1 Briefing and Information Packet containing important information about Cusco including maps, restaurants, sightseeing, and important local contact Information.
  • Journey Experience Officer who is available to answer questions throughout.
  • Adult City Boleto Turistico including 8 Different Tourist Destinations.
  • 6 Breakfasts, 3 Lunches, and 3 Dinners.
  • Private Double Room with private bathroom in 2 Star hotel within walking distance of Central Cusco.
  • Professional Bilingual guides (English and Spanish.)
  • Half Day Group City Tour with pick up/ drop from Plaza de Armas.
  • Half Day professionally guided group horseback riding trip from Plaza de Armas.

Inca Trail 4 Day Trip Includes

  • Private Tourist transfer from  your hotel in Cusco to KM 82.
  • Tourist Backpackers train from Aguas Calientes to Cusco (Poroy)/or Ollantaytambo and bus to Cusco.
  • Transfer from the train station in Cusco to your hotel in Cusco.
  • Entrance fees to the Inca trail and Machu Picchu.
  • Professional bilingual guide (Spanish and English).
  • Camping equipment (professional two-persons tents: Doite, model Cima 4, extra light/4kg, Doite, model Kailas 3, extra light/4.5kg and Doite, model Himalaya, extra light/4.5kg; sleeping mats, dining tent equipped with a table and chairs, a sanitary tent).
  • Cook, cooking equipment, meals (3 breakfasts, 3 lunches and 3 dinners). Food includes pancakes, omelettes, soups, fresh fruit and spaghetti, chicken, fish, meat and rice, all rich in carbohydrates and very suitable for trekking, hot drinks including coca leafs tea which is excellent for the altitude.
  • Tea and snack time everyday (tea, coffee, wantan, popcorn, cracker).
  • Porters to carry the main luggage (all the equipment and cooking stock).
  • First-aid kit, oxygen bottle and safety rope.

Not Included Inca Trail Trip

  • Sleeping bag for 3 Nights Inca Trail (if you don’t have a sleeping bag there is the possibility of renting one).

Optional Excursions and Upgrade

  • 3 Day Lake Titicaca Tour
  • 4 Day Jungle Tambopata Jungle Tour
  • 7 Day Manu Park Jungle Tour
  • Extra Day in Cusco including Scared Valley Tour
  • Extra Night in Hotel on Day 7
  • 1 Day Rio Urbamba Whitewater Rafting (Class III and IV)
  • 1 Day Mountain Biking Trip

Our trips are designed to be very flexible and you will work with one our travel consultants to design your dream journey.

If you are interested in this tour or do you have any questions about it. Please Contact us .....  CLICK HERE.

 

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