HUCHUY QOSQO 3 DAYS
DAY 1: CUSCO – PATABAMBA
You will be picked up from your hotel at 7:00 am and taken by bus to the Inca site Patabamba, which is 40 minutes from Cusco. The first part of the hike will be taken easily as we climb for three hours to the Laguna of Qori Cocha where we can see an incredible view of the Sacred Valley. From here we can also see breath-taking mountains that surround this area. Our guide will explain where the Incas came from and about the Spanish conquest. We will have lunch in Qori Cacha and shortly after continue our 2 hour walk to the camping site in Huchuy Qosqo where we will spend the night. During the hike we will see that the landscape is quite barren because all of this area is at a highest and coldest point between mountains, and is covered by a hard Andean herb called Ichu. It is also possible to see a variety of birds, such as Andean Geese and hummingbirds.
DAY 2: HUCHUY QOSQO – AGUAS CALIENTES
You will be woken up with a hot cup of coca tea, followed by an enjoyable breakfast. We will then start our guided tour of the archaeological complex of Huchuy Qosqo (Little Cusco – 3600 m/ 11,800 ft) that is situated above the Sacred Valley of the Incas, where we can see incredible Inca buildings such as sacred temples, warehouses, and Inca terraces. Your guide will take you on a tour of the site and inform you about its background. After, you will have time to explore the site on your own. Later on we will start to hike down toward the Sacred Valley. It will take approximately two hours to arrive in the town of Lamay (2800 m/ 9200 ft) located near the Urubamba River where we will have lunch. Following this we will take our bus to the train station located in Ollantaytambo, which is approximately 1 hour away.
DAY 3: AGUAS CALIENTES- MACHU PICCHU- AGUAS CALIENTES- CUSCO
At dawn around 4:30 am we will ascend to the majestic Inca city of Machu Picchu. At Machu Picchu we will have a 2 hour guided tour of the citadel, and the rest of the day is yours to explore on your own. You have the option to visit Inti Punku (the Sun Gate), or if you have selected in advance you will visit *Huayna Picchu or *Machu Picchu Mountain. We return in the afternoon to the town of Aguas Calientes and here we will meet at the train station to return back to Cusco (exact time of return will be announced once you book your trip).
- Transfer by private bus: Cusco – Tambomachay.
- Bilingual Professional Guide (English and Spanish).
- Services of horses.
- Meals: 1 breakfast, 2 lunches, 1 dinner (vegetarian option).
- 1 night in a hostel in Aguas Calientes..
- Admission to Machu Picchu.
- Return ticket Ollantaytambo – Machu Picchu – Ollantaytambo.
- Transportation Ollantaytambo – Cusco.
- First Day Lunch.
- Sleeping bag(15 USD).
- Huayna Picchu or Machu Picchu mountain 20 USD.
- CONCETUR Buses.
- Passport(Required for entrance to Machu Picchu).
- Sleeping bag.
- Additional money for additional expenses.
- Rain poncho.
- Sufficient comfortable clothing: light and durable.
- Batteries for your camera.
- Sun block and insect repellent.
- Hat or Cap.
- Mountain boots.