06 Day Machu Picchu and Cusco “The Puma City”

06 Day

DURATION 06 Day

12,343 ft.

MAX. ALTITUDE 12,343 ft.

Cusco

PLACE Cusco

9+

Min. Age9+

12

Group Size 12

Type of Tours : Cultural, History

Easy ACTIVITY LEVEL

Easy

These activities are a walk in the park! You will be able to enjoy the scenery, history, and time with loved ones without exhausting yourself. You do not need any special training, gear, or acclimatization for an “Easy” trek or tour. Terrain will be generally flat and comfortable, highly traveled.

Middle

A step up from “Easy,” these tours require a little more physical effort but are still 100% manageable to anyone with or without adventure experience. Again, you do not need special training, gear, or acclimatization for a “Mild” trek or tour. Terrain is generally flat but with possible gentle up- and downhills.

Moderate

Before embarking on a “Moderate” trek or tour, you should be at least partly acclimatized to the high altitude of the Andes as it affects your oxygenation, energy levels, and hydration. These tours are still very manageable without special training as long as you have spent a day or two at high altitude. Terrain often includes moderate up- and downhill walking with possible rough patches or infrequently-traveled sections.

Challenging

“Challenging” treks or tours require that you are acclimated to the Andes’ high altitude before leaving as it affects your oxygenation, energy levels, and hydration. Spending 2-3 days or more at high altitude will help you on the trek. You will need hiking shoes and possibly trekking poles for these treks. You will need to be in good physical shape, and it’s recommended that you train at least some beforehand, possibly with running, biking, or strenuous workout videos. Terrain is often rough, sometimes with steep up- and downhills and often not highly traveled. Generally, these last several hours.

Formidable

These “Formidable” treks are our most difficult treks and require serious effort but are also the most rewarding. It is necessary to be in pristine physical condition. Again, you must be acclimated to the Andes’ high altitude before leaving as it affects your oxygenation, energy levels, and hydration. Spending 4-5 days or more if possible at high altitude will help you on the trek. You will need hiking shoes and possibly trekking poles for these treks. It is important to train physically before these treks so that your body is prepared for the strenuous nature of the trip. Generally, these last at least an entire day in infrequently-traveled areas with rough paths.

Highlights

In this tour 06 Day Machu Picchu and Cusco “The Puma City” we will visit the best-known places of the city and the beautiful Sacred Valley of the Incas. We can observe in the course of the tour picturesque landscapes, snowy mountains, variety of flora and fauna, etc., the small indigenous communities that still preserve their customs and traditions in their way of life.

The Machu Picchu and Cusco tour “The Puma City” will take you on an enigmatic and wonderful visit to the Wonder of the World, Machu Picchu. Rest assured that you will have the help of experienced professionals, in this way you will obtain complete satisfaction in your visit to the city of the Empire of Cusco.

Itinerary

DAY 1: ARRIVAL AT CUSCO – INCA MUSEUM AND QORIKANCHA

  • Welcome and transfer from the airport to your hotel in the city of Cusco (3,400 masl / 11,000 feet).
  • Acclimatization, rest and accommodation in your hotel in the morning.
  • In the afternoon, we will visit the Inca Museum where we will learn about the Inca Culture.
  • We will culminate with the visit to Qoricancha, one of the sacred places where the Inca kept his best treasures.

Accommodation: Tandapata Boutique *** or similar.

DAY 2: SAQSAYHUAMAN – TAMBOMACHAY AND THE TEMPLE OF THE MOON – TRANSFER TO “AGUAS CALIENTES”

  • We will first visit Sacsayhuaman, considered a jewel of Inca architecture with its magnificent and huge stone walls.
  • We will continue our trip to the Temple of the Moon where offerings and sacrifices were made to it in Inca times.
  • Very close to the place is Tambomachay, a place where the water was worshiped and which also functioned as the Inca baths.
  • In the afternoon, we will arrive at Ollantaytambo to take our train to “Aguas Calientes”.
  • We will have the possibility to visit and enjoy the hot springs of the place.

: Golden Sunrise*** or similar.

DAY 3: MACHU PICCHU

  • Today is the most important day since we will visit the citadel of Machu Picchu.
  • Once inside the Historical Sanctuary, we will get the best views of the entire Andean landscape.
  • The tour will take an approximate of 2 hours of guided tour, after which you can have extra time to visit it on your own.
  • The hike to Huayna Picchu will take you a round trip of 02 hours (optional), in the same way, it happens with Machu Picchu Mountain.
  • We will return to “Aguas Calientes” after the tour.

Accommodation: Golden Sunrise*** or similar

DAY 4: AGUAS CALIENTES – OLLANTAYTAMBO – MORAY – SALT MINES

  • In the morning, we will take the train back to Ollantaytambo.
  • Then, we will go to Moray.
  • Moray is considered an agricultural research center, where the Incas cultivated products from different altitudinal levels.
  • Later, we will visit the Salineras de Maras which has more than 3,000 pools or salt mines which are filled with water that filters from the subsoil.
  • We will have our dinner at our lodging in Chinchero.

Accommodation: Chinchero Casa Boutique

DAY 5: CHINCHERO (TEXTILE INTERPRETATION CENTER)

  • After breakfast, we will enter the Archaeological Site of the Tupac Inca Yupanqui Royal Palace, a place with buildings and Inca walls very well preserved.
  • We will also visit the small Colonial Church, which conserves beautiful works of art.
  • We will have some brief lessons on the elaboration of Andean looms, learned by past generations and practiced still.
  • Finally, we will return to Cusco.

Accommodation: Tandapata Boutique *** or similar

DAY 6: FREE WALKING TOUR – FLY TO LIMA

On this tour, you will visit the following places:

  • Main Square.
  • Nazarenas Square.
  • San Blas neighborhood.
  • The stone of the 12 angles.
  • Traditional market of San Pedro.

In the afternoon, the tour will end with your transfer from the hotel to the airport.

What's Included

INCLUDED:

  • 05 night’s accommodations in 03 or 04 stars hotels (based in double occupation)
  • 05 breakfasts, 01 lunches, 01 dinners
  • Entrances to Machu Picchu.
  • All transportation.
  • All transfers.
  • All entrances fee.
  • Ejecutive (Inca Rail) or Vistadome tren to Machu Picchu.
  • Buses to Machu Picchu (Round trip)
  • Private guided tour in Machu Picchu.
  • Professional English Speaking Tour Guide during the whole trip

NOT INCLUDED:

  • Flights
  • Single supplement: US$230 (03 stars hotel) /us$400 (04 stars hotels)
  • Meals where are not stated
  • Huayna Picchu entrance fee US$35
  • Travel Insurance – you are strongly recommended to take out travel insurance for the duration of your trip.

THINGS TO BRING:

  • Original Passport
  • ISIC card (if you are a student and want to qualify for the discount)
  • Waterproof jacket/rain poncho
  • Warm jacket
  • T-shirts
  • Comfortable Trousers
  • Sun hat
  • Sun cream (factor 35 or higher)
  • Insect repellant
  • Personal medication
  • Camera and film

Prices

THIS TOUR RUNS ONLY AS A PRIVATE SERVICE.

****Daily Departure with at least 2 people****

1.-PRICES WITH 03 STARS HOTELS (based in double occupation):
NUMBER OF PAXS PRICE PER PERSON ACTION
*02 people US$ 819.00
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*03 people US$ 739.00
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*04 people US$ 699.00
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*05 people US$ 689.00
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*06 people US$ 669.00
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*07 people US$ 649.00
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*08 People US$ 639.00
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*10 people US$ 619.00
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2.-PRICES WITH 04 STARS HOTELS (based in double occupation):
NUMBER OF PAXS PRICE PER PERSON ACTION
*02 people US$ 1069.00
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*03 people US$ 989.00
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*04 people US$ 959.00
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*05 people US$ 949.00
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*06 people US$ 919.00
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*07 people US$ 899.00
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Discounts:

  • Under 18 years old: US$25.00 Please send us a copy of the passport at the booking time
  • Student Discount (Maximum Age 25 years old): US$25.00 Student discounts apply to anyone who has a valid UNIVERSITY STUDENT CARD at the time of the trek or who is 17-years-old or younger. For those using a university student card to receive the discount, we need to see a copy of the card at booking. For those booking children 17-years-old or younger, we need a copy of their passport at booking time. Please send all to info@wamanadventures.com.  More Information about STUDENT CARD

 

Departure Dates

  • Daily departures: We will pick you up from your hotel 30 minutes before the tour.

FAQS?

How to contact Waman Adventures?

Inkayni works 24 hours per day, in their differents booking forms and free information: by e-mail, by telephone, and by our web page.

Waman Adventures will organize all about your trip, hotels, transportation, meals, and other items for giving you an amazing trip. If you want to organize your own packages to visit PERU, Inkayni is the only tour operator which gives you the alternative to do your own packages and give you options for your hotels and your kind of transportation.

You can book with us with 50% of the cost of your trip, and you will pay the other 50% when you will be in Cusco city with us.

Useful Things

Sturdy shoes, a good raincoat, and warm layers for the evening are the only essential items. Bring comfortable and modest clothes for the time in Cusco. There is no need to bring a sleeping bag or any gear as you’ll be staying in lodges throughout the expedition.

Documents and Logistics:

  • International flights booked and confirmed to Cusco
  • Flight information submitted
  • Passport valid through end of trip (*Passport and entry receipt must be carried at all times during expedition!)
  • Medical insurance card
  • Cash for tipping guides, buying souvenirs, incidental costs, etc. (*Note: Please bring crisp US bills. Many places will not accept torn, wrinkled, or worn bills)
Airport Information

Airport and airlines located in the port of city of Callao, Lima´s Aeropuerto Internacional Jorge Chavez 01-517-3100 www.lap.com.pe.

Callao is serviced by flights from North, Central, and South America, and two regular direct flights from Europe (Madrid and Amsterdam) check the airport website or call 01-511-6055 for update departure and arrival schedules for domestic and international flights.

Cusco has the only other airport with international al service to La Paz, Bolivia.

Do I need a Visa to enter Peru?

With a few exceptions (notably some Asian, African and Communist countries), Visa are not required for travelers entering Peru.

Tourists are permitted a 30 to 90-day stay, which is stamped into their passports and onto a tourist card called Tarjeta Andina de Migracion “TAM”(Andean Immigration card), that you must return upon leaving the country.

Be careful not to lose your tourist card, or you will have to queue at the immigration office (Oficina de Migraciones), also simply known as “Migraciones” to get a replacement card. It is a good idea to carry your passport and TAM in your pocket at all times especially when traveling in remote areas, for example, it is required by law on the Inca Trail.

For security get a photocopy of both documents and keep them in a separate place form the originals.

Money in Peru

Peru uses the Nuevo Sol (S), which has traded from S3.00 to S3.30 per US dollar (US$) for several years although you should keep an eye on current events.

Carrying cash, an ATM card or traveler´s checks, as well as a credit card that can be used for cash advances in case of emergency, is advisable.

When receiving local currency, always ask for small bills (Billetes Pequeños), as S100 bills is hard to change in small towns or for small purchases. Carry as much spare change as possible, especially in small towns.

Public bathrooms often charge a small fee for use and getting change for paper can be darn near impossible.

The best places to exchange money are normally foreign exchange bureaus (casa de Cambio), which are fast, have longer hours and often give slightly better rates than banks.

Many places accept US dollars. Do not accept torn money as it will likely not be accepted by Peruvians.

It is best not to change money on the street as counterfeits are a problem.

Do you know what voltage the sockets have (110 or 220)?

What are the standard plugs?

Electrical current is 220V, 60HZ AC, Standard outlets accept round prongs, but many places will have dual-voltage outlets which take flat prongs. Even so, you may need an adapter with a built-in surge protector.

What should we pack?

Peru is a diverse country in natural and cultural resources so you only need a passport to enter the country and take some precautions that will help you to enjoy the wealth of this beautiful land.

Phone Calls

Public payphones operated by Telefonica-Peru (www.telefonica.com.pe) or Claro-Perú (www.claro.com.pe)  are available on the street even in small towns. Most payphones work with phone cards which can be purchased at supermarkets and groceries. Often internet cafes have private phone booths with ¨net-to-phone¨ and ¨net-to-net¨ capabilities (such as skype), where you can talk for pennies or even for free.

When calling Peru from abroad, dial the international access code for the country you are in, then Peru¨s country code (51), then the area code without the 0 and finally, the local number.

When making international calls from Peru, dial the international access code (00), then the country code of where you are calling to, then the area code and finally the local phone number.

In Peru, any telephone number beginning with a 9 is a cell-phone number. Numbers beginning with 0800 are often toll-free only when dialed from private phones, not from public payphones.

What is the time difference between the United States and Peru?

Peru is five hours behind Greenwich Mean Time (GMT). It is the same as Eastern Standard Time (EST) in North America.

Daylight Saving Time (DST) is not used in Peru, so add an hour to all of these times between the first Sunday in April and the last Sunday in October.

Weather

Peru has three main climatic zones: the tropical Amazon jungle to the east, the arid coastal desert to the west, and the Andean mountains and highlands in between. In the Andes, which have altitudes over 3500m. average daily temperatures are around 10°C (50°F) and overnight temperatures can dip well below freezing. Travelers flying straight to Cuzco (3250m), or their hight altitude cities, should allow several days to acclimatize since altitude sickness or soroche can be a problem.

April to November is the dry season in the mountain and Andean Plateau (altiplano). the wettest months are from December to March. It rains al the time in the hot and humid rainforest, but the driest months there are from April from November. However, even during the wettest months from December to March, it rarely rains for more than a few hours at a time. Along the arid coastal strip, the hot summer months from December through March.

Hotels 3***

Some of our partner hotels are:

IN CUSCO:

  • Tandapata Boutique hotel
  • Taypikala Hotels
  • San Agustin Internacional
  • Andenes al cielo hotels

IN MACHUPICCHU:

  • La Cabaña Hotels.
  • Golden Sunrise.
  • Hatun Inti Classic.

IN THE SACRED VALLEY:

  • Inkallpa Lodge & Spa.
  • Villa Urubamba Lodge Spa.
  • Casa de Barro Chinchero.
Hotels 4***

Some of our partner hotels are:

IN CUSCO:

  • Sonesta Hotel Cusco
  • Casa Andina Private Collection
  • San Agustin El Dorado
  • San Agustin Plaza

IN MACHUPICCHU:

  • Taypikala Hotels
  • Inkaterra Hotels “El Mapi”

IN THE SACRED VALLEY:

  • Inkallpa Lodge & Spa.
  • Villa Urubamba Lodge Spa.
  • Casa de Barro Chinchero.

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