If you are an adventurer and dream of an active holiday with lots of opportunities for trekking whilst admiring stunning scenery en route, this tour is for you. Learn about Peru, the Inca Empire, the diverse culture and ancient traditions as well as visiting the infamous Inca ruins – Machu Picchu.

DAYS11
PHYSICALITY5 or 6 on a scale of 1 to 10 (1= for everyone / 10= only for athletes!)
Necessary very good physical condition
DEPARTURE/RETURN LOCATIONCusco
DEPARTURE TIMETime of collection will be discussed the day before in your briefing.
INCLUDED
Guided tour of Cusco
Guided tour of Sacred Valley of the Incas
Guided tour of Patacancha Valley
Group Guided tour of Inka Trail
Guided tour of Machu Picchu
Entrance tickets to all the spots visited during the tour
6 nights in 3* hotels, 3 nights camping in Inka Trail, 1 night homestay in local Andean community
Breakfasts, lunches and dinners from Day 4-6
Bilingual-speaking local guide(s) on included excursions
Travel by private van, public bus, train
NOT INCLUDED
Single rooms
Lunch and Dinner except Day 4-6
Optional excursions – Please see details in Itinerary
Spending money – for snacks, drinks, souvenirs, laundry, tips on included excursions and any extras
International and domestic flights
Visas. Travel insurance (required)
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DAY 1 - ARRIVAL IN CUSCO

The first day after arriving to Cusco you will have a light schedule so as to acclimatize to the high altitude (around 3 400 m.a.s.l.). Depending on the arrival time, half-day Cusco city tour will be arranged to visit the Saqsaywaman and surrounding ruins as well as the museum of Koricancha situated in Cusco city.

Accommodation: 1 night 3 star hotel in Cusco

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DAY 2 - SACRED VALLEY

The Sacred Valley, also known as the Valley of Urubamba, is unique. It offers not only breathtaking landscapes, but Peruvians believe it is full of positive energy. Here is where you find ruins from the Inca Empire, which are viewed as the most important and strategic in the entire region and also the country. You can spend many days discovering new entities in this part of the Cusco region. There are two important and very beautiful towns in the Sacred Valley which we will see and explore – Ollantaytambo and Pisac.

During this day you will have a chance to explore cosy town of Pisac, as well as the ruins situated just above the city. Besides the lovely market you will also learn here about the history of the Inca Empire as well as about Peru in general.

You will start the tour early in the morning, around 7:00 am. First on the agenda is a visit to a small zoo where the Peruvian animals include: jungle birds, llamas, alpacas, vicunas and condors. You will have an unique opportunity not only to see all of these animals in one place, but also be very close to them. Next you will visit Pisac where you can explore the town center and local, colourful market. The tour also includes visiting the Incas ruins situated just above the town. From Pisac you will travel directly to Patacancha Valley where you will meet with local communities living in the high Andes. You will spend with them all afternoon as well as the morning during the third day.

Accommodation: 1 night homestay in Andean community in Patacancha Valley

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DAY 3 - PATACANCHA VALLEY AND OLLANTAYTAMBO

This day we will start with delicious, local breakfast in a very local atmosphere. Later you will have time to walk in the town, using typica clothes, so you will have unique oportunity to check how looks like real life in this part of Peru. After short break we will continue the trip towards Pre Inca ruins of Puma Marca ruins. They have the shape of puma, as well as the landscapes here are spectacular. From that place we will start 3 hours long trek towards one of the most beautiful towns in Cusco region – Ollantaytambo.

In the afternoon you will have a chance to discover the second most important ruins in Sacred Valley – in the town of Ollantaytambo. It is a cosy and inviting place, full of cosy restaurants around the main plaza. Here you will also have opportunity to try one of the most typical Peruvian dishes called Pachamanca. You will not only try it, but also participate in preparing it.

Accommodation: 1 night 3 star hotel in Ollantaytambo

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DAY 4-7 - INCA JUNGLE TOUR TO MACHU PICCHU

This mini adventure tour offers you adrenaline loaded opportunities. You will not have a chance to get bored! You will start the tour at an altitude of more than 4 300 m.a.s.l., where you will mountain bike downhill to the jungle at an altitude of 1 200 m.a.s.l. After which you will have a chance to test your skills in rafting (optional) and then hike to the rustic lodge, where we stay the night, surrounded by coffee plantations, hidden in the jungle, finishing at an altitude of 1 500 m.a.s.l.

During the second day you will follow original Inca paths, finishing the day with a warm bath in the hot springs near the small town of Santa Teresa.

On the third day you have the option to take part in zip lining (optional) and trekking to Aguas Calientes.

The fourth day will be spent in one of the new 7 wonders of the world – Machu Picchu, situated on top of the hillside, surrounded by the mountains and jungle. You will have the opportunity to explore this incredible site from the early morning until 5pm (closing time).  You will return late to Cusco about 1:00am.

Accommodation: 3 nights camping in Inka Trail and 1 night hostel in Chinchero

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DAY 8 - CHINCHERO, MARAS, MORAY

Our full-day tour to Chinchero, Moray, Maras and Salineras de Maras is definitely more than just a tour. It is awesome and unforgettable adventure, full of diverse activities during where no one can get bored! Book your tour for the most famous Inca archaeological spots situated near Cusco, the unique salt mines, a lesson of textiles and a meeting with local communities. You will be positively surprised at how many things there are to do and possible to explore in just one day as well as how rich in the experiences and knowledge about history, culture and traditions you will become.

Chinchero

We will start the day around 7:00 am. After reakfast we will visit the Inca ruins of Chinchero and afterwards we will particpate in a very nteresting lesson about the local textiles of the region.

Moray

After Chinchero, you will explore the archaeological site of Moray, containing unusual Inca ruins, consisting of several enormous terraced circular depressions.

Maras

From Moray we continue to the next destination – Maras. We will take a short pause in this small town and learn about the production of the popular Andean beverage, chicha de jora (corn beer). We will also walk around, because the streets of Maras are more than lovely.

Salineras de Maras

After Maras we continue the tour towards the incredible salt ponds, Salineras de Maras, that are still in use and have been since the Inca times. We will go there on foot. It will be around 1 hour long, easy and very relaxing trek with the view for the spectacular Cordillera Uubamba. In the salt mines you will have a chance to walk through more than 5000 salt ponds and learn about the production of salt. After that, you will be back to Cusco around 7-8pm

Accommodation: 1 night 3 star hotel in Cusco

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DAY 9 - CUSCO CITY

After intensive days today you will have free day to rest.  You can choose to take a rest or explore all possible important spots, like San Pedro local market and lovely, full of artists San Blas district..

Accommodation: 1 night 3 star hotel in Cusco

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DAY 10 - RAINBOW MOUNTAIN

This day you will have your last adventure in Cusco region – Rainbow mountain tour. You will start the day early in the morning, around 3 am. After around 5 hours long trip by car we will arrive to the point from which we will start incredibly colorful trek. It will take around 3-4 hours to reach the rainbow mountain, from which you will have amazing landscapes. After enjoying the unique views you will come back to the starting point. This part will take around 3 hours. The whole tour will finish around 7-8 pm in Cusco.

Accommodation: 1 night 3 star hotel in Cusco

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DAY 11 - DEPARTURE TO LIMA

Your Tour Cusco For Adventurers comes to an end today.

If you want to stay on longer and explore more, please contact us. Please note also, that this itinerary is flexible and can be modified. We always prepare tours which best suit the group, making it possible to amend them depending on the requirements of the group.

GROUPS

Our tours are customized for small group starting from minimum 2 persons and maximum 12 persons. The price shown in this itinerary is applied 2-4 persons.

If your group is more than 4 people, please contact us for the price.

We can provide a tour guide in some other languages like French, German, Polish, etc as you requested.

All our tours are aimed at people in good physical and mental condition.
Some tours requires better physical conditions than others: please check the “Physicality” information.

ROOMS

All accommodations are done in double rooms unless you ask for single room (with extra-cost).

MEALS

Breakfast are generally included in the accommodation.

To allow the freedom of food option, lunch and dinner are not included in the tour, except lunch in Day 4-6. However, upon your request, we can arrange lunch and dinner with additional cost.

CHANGES

Some details of the tour may change depending on weather conditions, physical condition of the participants and other unpredictable things, like for example strikes.

PRICES

Our prices are “all inclusive” as far as possible. Nevertheless, some excursions, visits or activities cannot be included in order to give you more freedom and to adapt to each traveler.
Please read carefully the “Included” and “Not included” information in the “DETAILS” tab of the tour, and also the details of the “ITINERARY” tab that provides more information about optional excursions, visits or activities.
The prices of our tours may vary in high season (April to November) when some rates can increase.

For Machu Picchu, there is a discount of USD$20 for students who send us the scan of their ISIC card by email during the booking process and who then bring the original, valid ISIC card with them for the trip (without valid ISIC card, you would not only loose the discount but also the possibility to explore the ruins since you would not get permission to entrance).
There is another discount of USD$20 for Peruvians and another USD$10 for Peruvian University students. Peruvian citizens have to indicate DNI number during booking process and to bring valid DNI for the tour. Peruvian students have to send a scan of their student card during booking process and bring valid document with them for the tour. In both above mentioned situations, if you do not show the valid document(s) at the entrance to Machu Picchu, you will not get permission to entrance and will loose the possibility to explore the ruins.

RESERVATIONS & PAYMENT

To book any tour, first we will confirm its availability for your specific date. Then we need to receive an advance payment (50% or full payment) according to current prices and to have your full details (no errors), which are necessary to book the entrance tickets on your behalf.
Please note that your reservation is not confirmed or safe until we receive these elements.

VACCINATIONS & INSURANCE

Before travelling, you should always check current information about the necessary vaccines.
We recommend you to take the vaccine against yellow fever at least one week before your travel.
We also recommend purchasing travel insurance. Please check the regulations and exclusions of your insurance company, especially if trekking in the high mountains or planning adventure sports.

CHECK SOME IMPORTANT POINTS

Avoid unforeseen situation by being at departure location at least one day before the beginning of the tour.
Check requirements about passports and visas to enter Peru enough time in advance.

WHAT TO BRING

Here are some recommendations to remind you of some items that may be needed on the tour:
A lightweight water&windproof jacket with hood
Small collapsible umbrella
Swimwear
Sandals or thongs/ flip flops
Wide-brimmed hat or cap
Sunglasses
Lip balm, sun block with high UV factor

Towel
Antibacterial hand cleansing gel
Wet wipes
Toilet paper
Peg less washing line & travel laundry detergent

Swiss army type penknife
Head torch or flashlight
Hard drive or USB stick to back up your photos
Travel plug adaptor with a USB port
Binoculars, Camera
Pocket size phrasebook
Money belt

Travel sickness tablets
Insect repellent and bite cream
Travel med kit

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