Glam Cusco & Inca Trail – 8 Days

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We have crafted the perfect adventure in Cusco that will take you’re through the Sacred Valley and then start one of the most impressive hikes, the Luxury Inca Trail to Machu Picchu as you make your way to the ancient citadel of Machu Picchu
  • Vacation style

    Trekking, Cultural, Nature

  • Holiday type

    Luxury

    5

  • Activity level

    Moderate

    5/10

  • Group size

    Private

GLAM CUSCO & INCA TRAIL – 8 DAYS

EXPERTISE

We have a expert team of travel specialists, who have all turned their passion for travel into a vocation. Between them, they have visited nearly every corner of Peru and Bolivia..

FLEXIBILITY

We curate tailor-made, truly individual travel experiences for our clients. View Peru & Signatures approach leaves our travellers with unforgettable memories.

24/7 ASSISTANCE

At every stage of your holiday, from inception to conclusion, a View Peru and Signatures hand will be there to guide you.

WE ARE THE OPERATORS

View Peru and Signatures is the Operator of all your experiences in Peru and Bolivia, This ensures a seamless holiday experience.

DAY 1
WELCOME TO CUSCO – SACRED VALLEY (L, D)

Upon arrival, you will be welcome by your guide and then transfer to the Sacred Valley, the perfect place to accustomed to the high altitude as this one is lower than Cusco city.
Our adventure begins with our first stop in the village of Pisac to visit its cheerful and colorful market. This market used to be a trading place for the communities but nowadays the locals bring their products such as textiles, alpaca wool, jewelry, carved gourds and so much more, this is the perfect opportunity purchase some souvenirs for your love ones at home.

Later, you will enjoy an exquisite lunch in a fine restaurant in the Sacred Valley. After you have finished lunch we will then visit Ollantaytambo a cobblestone town that shelters the magnificent fortress that has the same name and where your expert guide will have introduced you into the Incas ancient world.
By the evening we have made arrangements for you to eat in an exclusive restaurant to enjoy of the delicious Peruvian gastronomy. Afterward, the rest of the evening is yours to rest and enjoy it at your leisure.

DAY 2
MARAS & MORAY HORSEBACK RIDING (B, L)

Once there our companions of the day will join us, the guides and of course the horses, after your important briefing on safety and basic horseback riding instruction we will start riding on Maras Salt mines direction, there we will have the opportunity to see how is the salt collect by hand. Later, we must keep riding up until we reach Maras village to check the San Francisco de Asis church, one of the first churches built in Peru. We will reach soon the perfect stop to enjoy our picnic lunch with the views of a snowcapped mountain right in front of us. After lunch, we will ride through Maras and head toward our next stop Moray. An incredible place that used to be an agricultural laboratory in the Incas time, of course your knowledgeable guide will give you a deeper explanation on the matter. After this last visit it is time to get back to the ranch and from there you will be transported to your luxury hotel to enjoy the rest of the day at your leisure to relax and perhaps you choose to indulge yourself in a massage session or a delicious dinner out.
After you have enjoyed a delicious breakfast, we will start with our exciting program of the day as we move toward the ranch.

DAY 3
CUSCO – WAYLLABAMBA (L, D)

• Trek starting time: 09:30 am
• Arrival to campsite: 16:30 pm
• Minimum altitude: Km 82 – 2675 masl/ 8776.3 ft.
• Maximum altitude: Wayllabamba campsite – 2970 masl/9744.1 ft.
• Distance covered: 11 kms/6.8 mls
(6 hours walking approx.)
• Difficulty: Moderate.
We welcome you on our exciting 4-day tour, with an early pick-up from your hotel in Cusco. Once you had enjoyed breakfast (or perhaps you will request a box breakfast to enjoy on the way) our expert guide will board you into your private transportation in direction to Km 82, where the beginning of our trek is situated. On route, we will take a short break in the town of Ollantaytambo (2792 mts/ 9160.1 ft). Here we will pick up any last minute supplies that you may need, and also make the most of the opportunity to use the restrooms. In continuation, we will drive for 40 min to reach Km 82, also known as Piscacucho (2675 mts/ 8776.3 ft). At this location, we will follow the steps of the Incas, as you embark on your once-in-a-lifetime adventure and pass through many incredible archaeological sites along the way, appreciating the flora and fauna. After hiking for approximately 4 hours, your arrival will be at the Tarayoc site (2675 mts/ 8776.3 ft) where lunch will be served, overlooking the beautiful scenery. After enjoying lunch, a hike for 2 hours will take you to Wayllabamba (2970 mts/ 9744.1 ft) a lovely village where our luxury campsite will be awaiting you. Before indulging in dinner, you will have the time to take a hot shower followed by a delightful massage, given by our specialized therapist. Afterward, you will visit the dining tent to enjoy the food lovingly prepared by our cook, and your waiter will be there attending to your personal needs. Your bedroom tent will be awaiting your presence, so that you can enjoy the serenity of nature and a good night sleep.

DAY 4
WAYLLABAMBA – PACAYMAYO (B, L, D)

A nutritious breakfast will be awaiting you as soon as you wake up, so that we can commence our 1.5-hour hike in the direction of the Ravine of Ayapata (3328 mts/ 10918.7 ft). Climbing over the ravine, we will stumble upon what seems to be a fairytale forest, with streams of crystal water aside the road. Continuing with the tour, we will walk another 3 hours, with short breaks in order to catch your breath. Finally, we will reach Llulluchapampa (3760 mts/ 12335.9 ft) where lunch will be served. This part of the humid Andean forest, is the perfect location to admire, digest your food as well as your thoughts as you catch a glimpse of Warmiwañusca Pass, also famously known as the Death Woman’s pass due to the fact that it seems that a woman is lying on her side). Once you have enjoyed admiring the view, you will start your next part of the hike in order to reach the Warmiwañusca Pass (4215 mts/ 13828.7 ft) that will take approximately 2.5 hours.

Take your time with this hike, as it is strenuous, but very worthy. The ascent to the pass has been created by cobbled steps which were disposed so that the mountains would be protected by erosion. Your guide will be there to take photos of your amazing accomplishment at the highest point of the trek. Commencing our descent to Pacaymayo Ravine (3500 mts/11482.9 ft) for the following 2 hours, you will make it to your campsite. Once again, a hot shower and massage tent will be there for you. Have dinner, and enjoy a peaceful sleep in order to feel energized for the following day.
• Wake-up time: 05:30 am
• Arrival to campsite: 17:00 pm
• Minimum altitude: Ayapata site – 3328 masl/ 10918.7 ft.
• Maximum altitude: Warmiwañusca Pass – 4215 masl/13828.7 ft.
• Distance covered: 9 kms/5.6 mls
(9 hours walking approx.)
• Difficulty: Challenging.
• Meals included: Breakfast, snacks, lunch, tea time and dinner.

DAY 5
PACAYMAYO – PHUYUPATAMARCA (B, L, D)

• Wake-up time: 05:00 am
• Arrival to campsite: 16:30 pm
• Minimum altitude: Chaquicocha site – 3535 masl/ 11597.8 ft.
• Maximum altitude: Runkurakay Pass – 3955 masl/12975.7 ft.
• Distance covered: 9 kms/5.6 mls
5.5 hours walking approx.)
• Difficulty: Moderate.
• Meals included: Breakfast, snacks, lunch, tea time and dinner.
Indulge with a 30-40-minute yoga session lead by our specialist therapist as you breathe in the oxygen and admire the scenic mountains. After yoga, take the time to refresh yourself and enjoy a delicious breakfast before you begin your 1-hour hike through the ruins of Runkurakay, an ancestral Inca structure where your guide will give you an explanation about its significance. Then, another hour of walking as we go through the Second Pass, Runkurakay (3955 mts/ 12975.7 ft). You will be able to witness the Inca trail downhill, a beautiful sight. After descending for an hour, we can take in the sights of impressive long seaweed-covered lake, a great spectacle. Afterwards, you will reach the impressive Inca town of Sayacmarca (3585 mts/ 11761.8 ft). Once your guide has explained and answered your questions, we will commence our descent for an hour to Chaquicocha (3535 mts/ 11597.8 ft) where you will find your gourmet lunch awaiting your presence. Once you have had lunch, you will hike for 2.5 hours, through some a wonderfully looked after path to reach Phuyupatamarca Pass (3640 mts/ 11942.3 ft). A few meters above a small stone tunnel is where your campsite is located, called Phuyupatamarca (3670 mts/ 12040.7 ft). On your arrival you will be met by the impeccable services of our staff. Enjoy a delightful hot shower accompanied by a relaxing massage as you later indulge in your gourmet dinner served in our dining tent. This will be the final night you spend with the crew, therefore we recommend that you share a toast with them for all their hard work and effort, as we make final lasting memories from this experience. Cheers!

DAY 6
PHUYUPATAMARCA - MACHU PICCHU - CUSCO (B, L, D)

For your final day of hiking, you will be waking up at 4:30am in order to enjoy your wholesome breakfast, and to carry on with the final stretch of the hike. Arriving at Wiñaywayna archaeological site (2650 mts/ 8694.2 ft) given its name by the beautiful orchids that grow on the site. Wiñaywayna which means “Forever young”. Carrying on with the hike, we will ascend for 1.5 hours to reach the Sun Gate or Intipunku /2750 mts/9022.3 ft). Looking outwards onto Machu Picchu will make you appreciate the walk, as you will receive some of the best views. After experiencing the Sun Gate, we will descend down in order to reach Machu Picchu where you will spend an hour. The time has finally arrived where you will make it to Machu Picchu, one of the Seven Wonders of the World (2430 mts/ 7972.4 ft). In your final location, you will be accompanied by your knowledgeable guide, explaining to you the many secrets and theories that this citadel envelops. After your guided tour, you will be free to roam and take some beautiful photos of this majestic structure at your own leisure.
To end your time at Machu Picchu, enjoy a delightful a la carte lunch at the Belmond Sanctuary Lodge Hotel part of this fabulous programmed. Later embark on your delightful tea time which is included within your service with the Hiram Bingham train company, reminisce about your wonderful day as you wait 30 minutes before departing back to Aguas Calientes. To conclude this journey, you will have a lasting experience as you board the Hiram Bingham train. Upon arrival, our View Peru representative will collect you in our private vehicle and take you to your hotel in Cusco.
• Wake-up time: 04:00 am
• Arrival to Machu Picchu: 11:30 am
• Arrival to Cusco: 21:56 pm
• Minimum altitude: Machu Picchu – 2430 masl/ 7972.4 ft.
• Maximum altitude: Intipunku site – 2750 masl/9022.3 ft.
• Distance covered: 8 kms/4.9 mls (5.5 hours walking approx.)
• Difficulty: Moderate.
• Meals included: Breakfast, snacks, lunch, Hiram Bingham tea time and dinner on board.

DAY 7
CUSCO WALKING TOUR & BAR CRAWL (B, L, D)

Is has come the time to stroll the beautiful streets of Cusco, by the late morning you will be escorted to the Main Square where your knowledgeable guide will explain more details of the design and history of the Cathedral and surroundings. Afterward, we will move to Regocijo Square and San Francisco Convent while you learn different aspects in time of Cusco history.
The next stop is the well-known San Pedro Market, a cheerful market where you can wonder around its various stalls. After your guide explanation, you will have some free time to wonder at your leisure and do not miss on the opportunity to purchase some souvenirs for your loved ones at home. By the evening, you will be taken to a special Bar Crawl, to visit 3 establishments and very famous restaurants in Cusco. You will enjoy the night learning about its history and different strains. The tour starts at Pachapapa, then you will jump another great Asian mix restaurant called Kion to taste more amazing cocktails and the night will end at Calle del Medio to have another Pisco drink accompanied by delicious snacks.

Ws we know is your last evening in the city, and we have organized a special farewell dinner at the Main Square with an incredible view of magical Cusco.

DAY 8
FAREWELL CUSCO (B)

After an exquisite breakfast at your hotel, this adventure has finally come to an end. At the most appropriate time your View Peru representative will take you to the airport most important according to your schedule for you to take your flight home.

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