The Magic of Cusco 7 Days 6 Nights

The Magic of Cusco

7 Days 6 Nights
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5,200 m / 17,060 ft Max. Altitude
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The Magic of Cusco 7 Days 6 Nights

City tour- Sacred Valley tour - Exploring Machu Picchu - Humantay Lake tour -Cusco Walking tour - Rainbow Mountain
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Hotel Accommodation
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Up to 8 People Group Size
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5,200 m / 17,060 ft Max. Altitude
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Moderate to Challenging Difficulty

Discover the magic of Cusco with our full package created to be the perfect travel program for you. Cusco is one of the most beautiful and culturally significant places in South America. You can spend days strolling along the city's cobblestone streets, soaking in the culture, and enjoying the fascinating surrounding areas. From exploring the majestic Sacred Valley of the Incas, discovering the enigmatic Machu Picchu, trekking to the Rainbow Mountain and visiting the outstanding Humantay Lake, Cusco is the perfect starting point for your Peruvian adventures. Join our incredible 7-day trip and get an experience of your lifetime in Cusco.

  • Overview
  • Itinerary
  • Inclusions
  • Recommendations
  • Faqs
  • Pricing
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  Overview

This is the fully Cusco Package that allows you to discovery little bit more about Cusco, from the city centre to the most stunning places surrounded by glaciers, mountains and incredible views. Join us to discovery each of this higlight of Cusco, We will take you to be in contact with the nature and feel the energy of our ancestor.

Highlights: Cusco city, Sacred Valley, Machu Picchu, Humantay Lake, Rainbow Mountain
Considerations: We recommend visiting Cusco between April to December (dry season)
NOte: This package is flexible and can be tailored to your requirements

Itinerary at a Glance

  • Day01

    Welcome to Cusco and City tour

  • Day02

    Sacred Valley tour

  • Day03

    Exploring Machu Picchu

  • Day04

    Humantay Lake tour

  • Day05

    Cusco Walking tour

  • Day06

    The Rainbow Mountain tour

  • Day07

    Good bye

  Itinerary
Day 01

Welcome to Cusco

On this first day of the tour, our staff will pick you up from Cusco airport and transfer you to the hotel. In the afternoon, our team will pick you up from your hotel for the city tour. On this this tour, you will explore Cusco city including Plaza de Armas, Catedral, Sacsayhuaman, Quenqo, Puka Pukara, and Tambomachay. The tour end the tour in the center of Cusco.

Accommodation: 3-stars hotel in Cusco
Entrance ticket Included
Meals: Not included

Day 02

Sacred Valley of the Incas

Our Sacred valley tour will begin when we pick you up from your hotel. We will drive about an hour towards Chinchero town. This drive is a beautiful ride through the mountain that provides you with the most spectacular views. When we arrive, you will be treated to a demonstration of handmade textiles by local women. These women are experts in art and tradition of creating textiles using all-natural dyes, which has been around for hundreds of years. After exploring Chinchero and its archaeological Inca's site, we will keep driving to Moray Inca complex. Moray is the site of the unique circular Inca terraces. Your guide will explain the site's history, and you will have plenty time to explore this wonderful place. The next stop is the town of Maras. Here you will visit the Salt Mines, whose origin dates to the early horizon period. These mine have been reused during all pre-hispánic times and with more intensity in the Inca, Colonial, Republican and Contemporary periods. Finally, we drive towards Ollantaytambo, which is listed as a living culture, and a living Inca site since its inhabitants live according to customs inherited from their ancestors. Their houses are built on Inca bases. You will be amazed to see narrow streets of stone, which have the original and functional water channels from the Inca era. Your guide will show you the amazing Inca complex. Here, you will have free time to explore the town and in the evening, you will board the train to Aguas Calientes (Machu Picchu town), where you will spend the night at the hotel.

Accommodation: 3-stars hotel in Aguas Calientes
Entrance ticket Included
Meals: Breakfast (at the hotel)
Train and Bus tickets Included

Day 03

Exploring Machu Picchu

We'll wake up very early this day, and board one of the first buses that leaves for Machu Picchu 2430m / 7972ft. We will arrive before the crowds to enjoy the incredible Machu Picchu in peace while the the sun comes up and casts a stunning orange glow over the huge stones. Your guide will take you to the sight so that you can feel the powerful energy of this fantastic archaeological site as you start exploring Machu Picchu. Our guide will show you the most important areas here, and then you'll have some free time to explore Machu Picchu on your own. If booked in advance, you can climb the Huayna Picchu or Machu Picchu Mountain. Your guide will show accompany you and provide you the necessary information to get the summit. You will return to Aguas Calientes by bus around midday. In Aguas Calientes you will find a variety of restaurants to have lunch. After lunch you will board the train heading to Ollantaytambo, following by bus drive to Cusco. We will drop you off at the door of your hotel.

Accommodation: 3-stars hotel in Cusco
Entrance ticket Included
Meals: Breakfast (at the hotel)
Train and Bus tickets Included

Day 04

Humantay Lake

This day will begin with a pickup from your hotel in Cusco. We will head to Mollepata, a two-hour drive from Cusco. Here we will stop to enjoy a delicious breakfast and buy some snacks and water for the hike. After breakfast, we will continue driving for about an hour to Soraypampa 3900m / 12795ft. We start our hike to the Humantay lake – the trail head begins with a gentle ascent which takes about 2 hours. While you are hiking, you will feel the energy of the mountains and enjoy the incredible landscapes the Andes have to offer. Since the terrain is very stony, walking sticks/hiking poles are recommended. Take your time to enjoy the snow-capped mountains, Humantay and Soray. On your hike, the Humantay lake will appear in your view. Once you finally arrive at Humantay Lake the incredible turquoise lake at 4200 / 13780ft. This lake originates from the snow that cover the mountain, which melt and run down to this hidden lake between the mountains. Walk around and explore the surrounding rocky slopes to enjoy more views of the area. After exploring the turquoise lake, your guide will perform a simple ritual and thank nature by using coca leaves. It'll be about an hour and a half descent to get back to Soraypampa, where our bus will be waiting for us. We board the bus towards Mollepata town to enjoy our lunch. After a break, we take the bus to return to Cusco city, the bus will drop off you in the hotel we pick you up. Note: To enjoy this day trip properly, you need to be well-acclimated to the altitude.

Accommodation: 3-stars hotel in Cusco
Entrance ticket Included
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch during the tour

Day 05

Cusco Day

Today you will have an easy day to rest. Your guide will pick you up in the afternoon from your hotel and take you to explore the Inca Museum and some local market. During this walking tour you will learn a bit more about the Peruvian culture and traditions. Our first stop will be at the traditional San Pedro market. You will then walk along Cusco streets, while learning about the history and culture. You will arrive to the Inca Museum to learn more about the incredible of this city and its traditions. Then you will visit the Choco Museum, where you will learn bit more about the whole process from the harvest to the chocolate production and transformation.

Accommodation: 3-stars hotel in Cusco
Entrance ticket Included
Meals: Breakfast (at the hotel)

Day 06

The Rainbow Mountain Tour

Day 4 entails an epic adventure to the Peruvian Andes. The day will have a super early start – we will pick you up from your hotel and drive to Cusipata. In this picturesque village where you will enjoy a delicious continental breakfast. Then we will continue our journey to the trail head at 4630m / 15190ft. Here we will start hiking along the meandering trail surrounded by incredible views in the middle of the Andes. As you are ascending, you’ll be rewarded with impressive view of the Apu Ausangate mountain 6385m / 20948ft. After hiking for about two hours, we will reach the summit of the Rainbow Mountain 5100m / 16732ft. Here you will take your time to admire the incredible Peruvian Andes, where the nature creates the best landscape for your eyes. While you are enjoying the views, your guide will explain the natural formations of the colors. You can take your time to explore the area and take incredible photos before the crowds arrives. It’ll take us an hour to descend the same way back down to the bus station. We will board our transport to the restaurant in Cusipata, where you will enjoy a well-deserved delicious buffet lunch. We will board our transport to return to Cusco, the day will end at the door of your accommodation.

Accommodation: 3-stars hotel in Cusco
Entrance ticket Included
Meals: Breakfast (at the hotel)

Day 07

Good bye

Depending of your departure, our staff will pick you up from your hotel and transfer you to the airport or bus station.

Meals: Breakfast (at the hotel)

  Inclusions

At Vidal Expeditions, we are transparent and provide the specific details of what is included and excluded in our tours. We know this is very important so that you know what exactly to bring and you don’t miss anything. We provide this information to ensure that you have an incredible experience during your cultural tour

WE INCLUDE

Vidal Expeditions Team Provide

  • Pre-Orientation

    Once you book the tour with us, you will get a notification about the pre-orientation. During this pre-orientation you will meet with your cultural and adventure guide and the tour group in our office

  • Professional Cultural Guide

    All our tour guides have a great reputation in customer service. Our tour guides have graduated with tourism specialization from National University San Antonio Abad of Cusco. They have also studied English in a private language institute. They are patient, responsible, knowledgeable, passion for adventure and proud to have been born in the land of the Incas. We ensure our tour guides provide an excellent experience for you when you explore Cusco, and the famous Sacred Valley of the Incas

  • Entrance Fees

    Once we receive your details and the deposit for your tour, we purchase all the necessary tickets for your adventure. These tickets will be issued for the specific date of your tour. (Machu Picchu ticket, Train tickets, City tour and Sacred Valley tickets, Humantay lake and Rainbow mountain)

Transportations

  • Private Transport

    All transportation during your tour is included. We will pick you up and drop you off to your hotel in Cusco for each adventure

Hotels

  • Cusco

    We will provide five evenings in Cusco in a 3 starts hotel near the Plaza de Armas

  • Aguas Calientes

    One evening in Aguas Calientes

We can easily add extra nights before or after the tour, if you needed. Rooms are based on double occupancy, there is a surcharge for a single room. Upgraded the hotels are always possible. We can also book the tour without any hotels, if you prefer to book them by your own.

Equipment

  • Medical First Aid Kit

    All tour guides of Vidal Expeditions are very well trained in First aid. They receive training courses every 6 months on how to assist to someone in an emergency. Also, they are trained how to supply a balloon oxygen in the case if someone requires it.

WE NOT INCLUDED

  • Water bottle

    Every customer will need water during the activities. Before each activity we will stop at a shop, where you can purchase water and snacks.

  • Meals

    Meals are NOT included in our package, however during the hiking tours such as the Humantay Lake and Rainbow Mountain, breakfast and lunch is included. Breakfast is included with your hotel stay.

  • Flights

    Flying to Cusco, Peru can be tricky – delays occur often, and it is not uncommon for flights to be cancelled. Plan to arrive in the city at least two days before your tour start date.

  • Travel Insurance

    We recommend to buy a travel insurance before to leave your country in case something happen during your visit to Peru.

  • Tips for our team

    Tips are not included. Tipping the team is usual on any excursion in Cusco, although we pay good salaries to our entire team, tips are welcome as a token of your appreciation for the team hard work

  Recommendations
INFO

At Vidal Expeditions we focus to make your trip an unforgettable experience and we want to provide all details which you need to know before to leave your country and start your life experience in Peru.

What you need to pack? Important
  • Passport
  • Valid, STUDENT CARD (if you booked as a student)
  • Immigration Card (given on the plane as you enter Peru)
  • Good daypack (the smaller, the better)
  • Water storage: Water reservoir like Camelback is encouraged - but enough for at least 2-3 liters.
  • Comfortable hiking boots (lightweight with good soles)

FOR YOUR DUFFEL:

Porters or horses will carry up to 7 kg of your personal items. This must include your sleeping bag and air matt (if you bring/rent one). From us these two items weigh 3.5 kg.

  • 2-3 wicking t-shirts
  • 2-3 hiking pants
  • 4 sets of undergarments.
  • 1 Fleece
  • 1 Warm, down jacket: gets very cold at night
  • 1 Rain jacket and pants
  • 1 sun hat
  • 1 wool hat
  • Headlamp: essential
  • Waterproof gloves
  • Comfortable shoes for camp or flip flops
  • Walking boots
  • Waterproof jacket/rain poncho

Battery Charger: There is no place to plug in while trekking!
Large plastic bags: to help organize and keep clean from dirty.
Sleeping bag: Recommend down bags for -10C at least

INSIDE YOUR DAYPACKS:

Daypacks can be any size for hiking, but we always say the smaller, the better. Inside Machu Picchu, bags larger than 25L will not be allowed in. If it is larger, you will need to store it outside citadel gates. But don´t worry, they have a secure storage facility. Water: we supply clean water at each meal. You are responsible for your first morning of water only as we won't have time to filter water until your first lunch.

  • Sun hat
  • Rain gear
  • Fleece
  • Camera
  • Music (iPhone)
  • Hand sanitizer
  • Toilet paper and small plastic bag for waste
  • Extra Money for Souvenirs, Drinks & Tips
  • Earplugs
  • Some snacks (Chocolate, fruits, energy bars, etc.)

TOILETRIES:

  • Sunscreen
  • Face moisturizer
  • Bug spray
  • Hand sanitizer
  • Wet wipes
  • Small towel
  • Toothbrush and paste
  • Toilet paper
  • Personal medication
  • First aid kit: band aids, moleskin, etc.
  Faqs

VIDAL EXPEDITIONS FAQs

Here some frequently asked question about the Inca trail to Machu Picchu

OUR BOOKING SYSTEM

At Vidal Expeditions, we try to make the best of us to booking system works as easy as possible for you, once you decided to do the Inca trail, we will send to you a booking form where you need to complete all the required detail which can’t be changed once it been confirmed, we need a previous deposit of $200USD per person. Once as soon as you paid it we immediately book a spot for the Inca trail once we have done with it, we will send you your invoice and confirmation that all the booking process has set up satisfactorily.

FLIGHT TICKETS AND BUS TICKETS

To book our Cusco five days package you should do it in advance because there is a limitation in each group, the capacity is 10 people in per group only. Once you book the trip, our team will purchase your different tickets to enjoy your journey For more details about these, please contact to Vidal Expeditions sales team.

WHERE TO STAY IN CUSCO?

Cusco is a big city enough to find different categories of hotels from 2 stars to 5 stars also there are Airbnb places where you can stay without any problem. Cusco streets are narrow specially near to the main square and some streets are pedestrian with some stairs, we will send you a notify for the pick up if is not possible the access with our car and arrange another place to pick you up and drop off. Also is possible to stay in the Sacred Valley near to Urubamba city or Ollantaytambo where we can pick you up 1.20 hour lately than in Cusco. In case you want some recommendations please ask to Vidal Expeditions sales team.

WHAT SHOULD I EXPECT AS FAR AS WEATHER?

The weather in Cusco regions and part of the Andes is unpredictable even if the weather forecast says it’s sunny, we can’t trust in it. It is an impossible question for us to answer. Historically April through September is the dry season, November through February is the rainy season and March and October and bridge months - a mixture of both. But the clouds have not followed these rules in the last few years. Prepare for sun and rain no matter when you come. As far as temperatures go, that is consistent throughout the year. Mornings and evenings are always cold. Make sure to bring a fleece jacket for the mornings and a down jacket for the evenings.

CAN I ADD EXTRA NIGHT IN CUSCO, SACRED VALLEY OR MACHU PICCHU?

Yes! You can add an extra night in Cusco, Sacred Valley or Machu Picchu town, this program can be tailor made for you.

CAN I UPGRADE MY HOTEL?

Definitely, Cusco has many great hotels and you are available to upgrade your hotel, you can contact to Vidal Expeditions team to provide you more details about it.

HOW DIFFICULT IS THE HIKE TO THE RAINBOW MOUNTAIN?

The Rainbow mountain trek is one of the challenge treks in Cusco, take a few hours to reach 5100 meters, and for someone who is not used to being at this elevation can be little difficult, however we have a great option to reach there with horses and avoid the hike up to the Rainbow Mountain.

WHERE DO I STORE MY LUGGAGE?

All of your luggage is not needed during the tours and should stay in Cusco. All the hotels have a storage or lockers where you can leave your luggage without any charge. Another option is to store with Vidal Expeditions team.

  Pricing

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USD 000.00: from 4 people to more

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