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Ausangate and Rainbow mountain Trek 3 Days

Saturday, 19 November, 2022 | Our most popular treks | 0 Comentarios

Ausangate and rainbow mountain trek is ideal for all trekking lovers because its challenging route with beautiful landscapes and the rewarding interaction with the local people, its strong cultural components that easily surpass the highest expectations of an epic journey. The peculiarity of the Ausangate trekking comparing with other treks that can be done in the Cusco region that includes Inca archaeological sites, Ausangate trek is that you start at 4200 m. and ascend to about 5200 m., the trip consists of enjoying throughout the journey of unparalleled landscapes; lakes, pristine glaciers, valleys and colorful mountains that allows a deep contact with the rugged nature. In addition, there is the opportunity to observe the endemic fauna consisting of 20 species of birds, black-winged Andean geese, the majestic Andean condor, llamas, alpacas, vicuñas and the vizcacha (a type of chinchilla that resembles a rabbit). All this creates a configuration that can be described as completely sublime.

Itinerary

DAY 1.- Cusco – Upis
Our tour starts with the pick up from your hotel at 04:30 am trip in local transportation to the beginning of the hike
to the beginning of the hike that is part of the community of upis, this trip will last 3 hours approx.
We will meet our muleteer and have breakfast.
Then we will continue with the hike with spectacular views of the Nevado de Ausangate
of Ausangate, until we arrive to our camp with cabins of Upis which is located at 4200 masl.
located at 4200 meters above sea level, where we will have lunch prepared by our chef,
then we can go to the thermal baths.

DAY 2.- Upis – Puca Cocha – Ananta.
In the early morning we will have breakfast. To start our hike, on the way we will observe the local shepherds
On the way we will observe the local alpaca herders, the snow-covered Ausangate on the left side
snow covered on the left side, flora and fauna. If we are lucky,
If we are lucky, we may see condors, chinchillas and vicuñas.
In addition, we will enjoy colorful lagoons, we will also pass through two passes, the first one the Arapa pass and the second one the Arapa pass.
We will also pass through two passes, the Arapa pass, which is located at 4989 masl (16567 ft) and the Arapa pass, which is located at 4989 masl (16567 ft).
We will continue with the trek to Pucaqocha where we will be served our lunch.
After taking pictures and a short rest we head to our second camp which is Ananta.
our second camp which is Ananta our camp which is located at 4700masl (16567ft).

DAY 3.- Ananta – Rainbow Mountain – Qesuno – Cusco.
Today is the day that we will wake you up very early 03:45 a.m., then we will have breakfast.
breakfast we will start with the first uphill to Ananta pass (15,090 ft-4500m-14,000 ft).
feet-4500m-14,000 feet) from where, you will see this incredible Rainbow Mountain called
also called 7-color mountain in the distance, we will start descending to go around a small lagoon to
small lagoon until we reach the last uphill to the 7 colored mountain where you will have a 360 degree view
where you will have a 360 degree view, dive in and enjoy the site. Then shuffle to the
red mountain or red valley we descend to the community of Ttio a small village where we will have lunch.
lunch, then we will take our local transportation to go back to cusco arriving to cusoc at around 7.30 p.m.

Inclussions

Service included:

  • Private transportation from your hotel to Upis.
  • Private transportation back to hotel from Qesuyunoc (Rainbow Mountain) the end of our trek.
  • PRO4 season tent in SHERPA DOME (04 people tent for 02 people)
  • Other camping equipment, a dining tent with table and chairs, and a kitchen tent, manned by a professional cooking staff.
  • PRO Air sleeping pads (Therma-Rest brand).
  • Entrance tickets to the park and camping site fees.
  • Professional Trek Leader.
  • Meals: Breakfast (2), lunch (3), dinner (2), with option for vegetarians, gluten free, lactose free.
  • A professional chef.
  • Horses, and muleteers; horses carry your 5-kg / 11-pound personal items.
  • Peru AITA PERU ADVENTURES Duffel bags where to put the personal items.
  • Emergency Horse to escort us during the trek, feel free to ride or upload your personal day pack.
  • Oxygen tank and first aid-kits.

Not Included on the Ausangate Trek to Rainbow Mountain 3 Days

  • Sleeping bags (available for renting).
  • Hiking poles (available for renting).
  • Extra expenditure during the trek, such as soda, alcoholic drinks, extra snacks, etc.
  • Tipping for the trek leader, porters or muleteers, and other staff (expected but not compulsory your own appreciation).
  • Travel insurance.

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Palcoyo Mountain 1 Day tour

Tuesday, 11 February, 2020 | CUSCO | 0 Comentarios

Visit Palccoyo rainbow mountain the unique beauty and coloring site in the world over 5000masl. Here without much effort you will be able to reach the highest point you had ever imagined. With the help of our experienced guides you will be able arrive to the highest view point, and enjoy it’s impressive coloration, Palcoyo rainbow mountain offers a subtle experience to the adventurers in the middle of andean scenaries and thousands of llamas.

Trip itinerary

Our trip begins in the city of Cusco. We pick you up at your hotel at 5:00 a.m., travel in a comfortable and modern transport to the small town of Colca where we stop for breakfast. After breakfast our journey continues passing through smaller and smaller villages until we reach the territory of the alpacas, the final point for our transport. From here we walk. In a short time you will arrive at the first viewpoint, you will be able to take impressive pictures, after 30 minutes of walking you will realize that you have already done half the walk and you will have reached the second viewpoint and you will discover more and more beautiful views. After 1 hour of walking you will reach the highest point of the stone forest and you will enjoy the most impressive landscapes you have ever seen. 30 minutes more walking until you reach our transport. The transport takes us to lunch and finally we return to the city of Cusco around 6:00 in the afternoon.

inclussions / Exclusions

We include:

►Good breakfast and lunch

►Visitor’s ticket

►Modern turistic transport

Excluded:

►Tips (guide and carrier)

What to bring

►Mineral water and cereal bars

►Warm clothing, jacket and/or waterproof poncho

►Trekking shoes, hat for protection from the sun and cold

►Sunscreen and sunglasses.

Cusco Millenary Adventure 6 Days tour

Tuesday, 4 February, 2020 | Our Top Excursions in Perú | 0 Comentarios

Cusco Millenary Adventure is one of our most selling tours to Perú, highly recommended for a family trip, with friends or simply the getaway of a lifetime, a perfect combination to know the most popular tourist attractions of Cusco. Only in 6 days with Cusco Millenary Adventure will be able to visit the Sacred Valley of the Incas, Machupicchu, the Rainbow Mountains, Humantay Lake, the city of Cusco, and surroundes like Inca monuments, the complete living museum where time has stopped, an ancient culture that jealously guards its ancestral knowledge. Cusco Millenary Adventure is the ideal tour plan that combines traditional cuisine, culture, and adventure that brings to the limit. Do it from the easy to the extreme.

Highlights

  • Visit to Cusco, Sacsayhuaman and Qenco.
  • Sacred Valley of the Incas, we visit (Chinchero, Moray, Salineras de Maras and Ollantaytambo).
  • Machupicchu one of the 7 wonders of the world.
  • Palccoyo Rainbow Mountain
  • Humantay Lagoon

Tour Program

Day 01: Arrival in the city of Cusco and City Tour.

At the appointed time we will wait for you at the airport and take you to your chosen hotel.

In the afternoon you will visit 4 archaeological sites such as: Saqsayhuaman, Tambomachay, Q’enqo and Pukapukara and the Inca sun temple “Qoricancha”. For this activity Aita Peru will provide you with a tour guide, transportation and the income for the places you will visit.

Day 02. – Tour to the Sacred Valley of the Incas and Travel to MACHUPICCHU Pueblo

We will pick you up at your hotel between 6.50 and 7.00 in the morning. During the day, accompanied by your guide, you will visit the Inca palace of Chinchero and the ancestral textile workshop. Afterwards, the transport will take you to Moray, a circular archaeological site from the Inca era. The next place you will visit is the famous Salineras de Maras and its more than 4000 salt production pools. At noon you will enjoy lunch in the city of Urubamba, in the afternoon you will visit Ollantaytambo and in the evening you will travel to Machupicchu by train, upon arrival we will take you to your respective hotel. 

 For this activity Aita Peru will provide you with a tour guide, transportation, lunch, entrance fees for the places you visit this day and night at the hotel in Machupicchu Pueblo (Aguas Calientes).

Include: Breackfast

Day 03: Guided Visit in MACHUPICCHU

  5.00 in the morning your guide will pick you up, you will go to the bus station of Consettur to go up to Machupicchu, once in Machupicchu, you will enter and tour the sacred citadel accompanied by your expert guide. At the end of the tour you will have free time to visit and walk around the Inca citadel. You may also have the option to climb the huaynapicchu, on your own and without the guide’s company. At 13:00 you will get off the bus to Aguas Calientes.

At 16.22 return by train to Ollantaytambo and then return by bus to the city of Cusco, arriving around 20.30

During the tour Aita Peru provides you with the bus tickets to go to Machupicchu, the entrance ticket, your guide for the tour, the train and bus back to Cusco city

Include: Breackfast

Day 04: Tour to Rainbow Mountain “Vinicunca

 The tour starts at 5:00 a.m., we will pick you up at your hotel, after 3 hours of travel you will reach the tip of the road from where you will have to walk for 2 hours to reach the great colorful mountains of Vinicunca. The return will take less time since the walk will be downhill. During the trip Aita Peru will provide you with breakfast, lunch, entrance ticket and always with the company of our professional tour guide

Arrival in Cusco around 6 to 7.00pm and drop off at your hotel.

Include: Breackfast / lunch

Day 05. – Tour to the Humantay Lagoon

Your trip will start at 5:00 a.m. towards the town of Mollepata where you will receive your breakfast, then the trip will continue by car until you reach the foot of the Nevado Humantay. 9.00 in the morning you will start walking towards the Humantay lagoon which will take approximately 1 hour and a half to reach the beautiful turquoise water lagoon. After a moment of enjoyment, you will begin to return for lunch and return to the city of Cusco. Aita Peru will provide transportation, breakfast, lunch, the tour guide and entrance tickets. Arrival time to Cusco city is approximately 6:00 pm.

Include: Breackfast / lunch

Day 06. – Departure from Cusco to next destination

Great day to shopping and enjoy Cusco’s culinarian dishes.

In the afternoon you will transfer to the airport at the appointed time.

Inclusions/Exclusions

Inclusions:

  • Airport arrival and departure transfers in Cusco
  • Transportation service in all tours.
  • Professional guide for all tours
  • 5 nights of Hotel***
  • Train tickets for the trip to Machupicchu
  • Entrance tickets for all the places to visit
  • Breakfast and Lunch (only mentioned in the travel program)

Exclusions:

  • Food and beverage not listed in the tour program
  • Tips (optional)

Lares Pass – Sacred Valley MTB tour

Tuesday, 8 October, 2019 | BIKING | 0 Comentarios

Lares Pass to sacred valley MTB tour is a fasinatinating cycling adventure. that starts at 4440 Lares pass and runs down the valley until reaching the sacred valley of incas. Many adventurers recomment it, because is the only tour that joins a super aventure riding by a old trail dawn to the sacred valley from the very high mountains of the Cordillera de los Andes, jump steps, get to pass the challanging curves and the twirsty path.

Itinerary

8:00 am we pick you up at your hotel.

10:00 in the morning you will begin the descent in the bicycle in Paso Lares at 4440 meters.

14:00 pm you will arrive at the town of Calca after descending 18. 6 km. At an altitude of 2944 meters above sea level.

14:30 Lunch

17:00 Arrival at your hotel in the city of Cusco or in the Sacred Valley of the Incas.

Inclusions/ Exclusions

Inclusions:

  • Double suspension all terrain Haro Bike.
  • Full face helmet, gloves, and knee pads.
  • Lunch.
  • Transportation
  • Expert guide.
  • First aid Kid

Exclusions:

  • Mineral water
  • Snacks
  • Gratuities

Recommendations

Recommendations to bring:

►Sun glasses

►Sport clothing

► Personal back pack

► Mineral water

► Sun screen

►Well churched video camera or photo camera.

Chuncho Macaw Clay Lick; 3 Days

Monday, 30 September, 2019 | JUNGLE | 0 Comentarios

Cross the cordillera de los andes and venture deep in the Peruvian Amazon rainforest. Only in few days explore Chuncho Macaw clay lick one of the largest clay licks in the world. Navigate in the Tambopata river and look out the greatest biodiversity of the amazon rain forest. You may have have an encounter with the mythical jungle feline the “Jaguar” as many of our clients did. Sleep in an ecological lodge an wake up each morning with the magical birds sounds and the voises of monkeys.

Highlights

►go to the Chuncho Macaw Clay Lick ; the largest of the world

►Sailing in the Tambopata river.

►Practice Kayak in the Tambopata river

►Two nights in the middle of Amazon rainforest in a Lodge.

► Try to fish the fastest and georgeus piranas.

Itinerary

DAY 1: Cusco – Puerto Maldonado City

Pick up from your hotel in Puerto Maldonado city and transfer to the harbor of Tambopata river.

If you travel from Cusco to Puerto Maldonado by bus, you must take the day before at night ( Journey takes 10 hours) recommended bus companies: Cruz del sur or Movil tours. In case you have a flight you can request a transfer to the airport .Please request here: aitaperuh@gmail.com or via whatsapp +51984888929.

When you arrive in Puerto maldonado you will be received at the airport or bus station to be transferred to our office where you can storage your luggage.

Once you are ready, your adventure starts by taking our transport and drive for the next 2 hours approximately until reaching the Tambopata river and take the boat to get our lodge. You will be welcomed in our lodge, receive your room and have Lunch.

In the afternoon you will make an introductory walk to the tropical jungle where you will have the opportunity to see animals in their natural habitat such as amphibians, Mammals, reptiles and wonderful insects, among others. After dinner participate in the nocturnal hike and in the caiman hunting activity.

Day 2: Tour to Collpa Chuncho.

We weak up very early and go by boat to the largest macaw clay lick in the world “Collpa Chuncho”. During the journey you will have incredible views of the sunrise and some species of animals such as capybaras, birds even the Jaguar. Many of our customers are witnesses with photographic evidence of encounters with this beautiful animal.

Once you arrive to the macaw`s clay lick, you will admire one of the most beautiful natural birdlife shows in the world, in a good day of activity you will be able to see hundreds of this wonderful animal flying over you.

By lunch time you will be back in the lodge.

In the afternoon you will go to fishing “Piranha” and have fun practicing kayak in the Tambopata river.

Day 3: Birdding and Back to Puerto Maldonado city

Still in the darkness you will be able to go to our bird watching tower and enjoy the magical sunrise and the sound of the jungle.

Have breakfast and pack your belongings to be transferred back to the Puerto Maldonado city.

Inclusions/ Exclusions

Inclusions:

  • 2 nights of Lodge
  • Specialized tour guide
  • Transportation (Car and boat for all required transfers)
  • Transfer service.
  • Meals (2 lunches, 2 Breakfast, 2 Dinners)
  • Bus service Cusco city – Puerto Maldonado round trip
  • Entrance fees
  • Mineral water during all the tour.

Exclusions:

Bar consumption (alcoholic beverages)

recommendation

Recommendations to bring:

Repellent, flashlight, binoculars, personal utensils, sunscreen, walking shoes, shirts and long pants and Passport.

Jungle inca Trail hike to Machupicchu – 4 Days

Wednesday, 23 January, 2019 | Our most popular treks | 0 Comentarios

Enjoy this splendid Jungle inca trail hike to Machupicchu adventure in only 4 unique days, a combination of 45 km. of cycling and walking experience.  From the heights of the sacred valley of the Inkas until arriving to Ollantaytambo, river Rafting on the famous Urubamba river in the valley of the low land of the Convention with pure tropical climate, crossing in search of the lost Inkan town in the heights of the Huayopata town, crystalline thermal waters of Santa Teresa and Machupicchu Inka city. Jungle inca trail hike to Machupicchu includes cycling  equipment, food, lodging and our expert multi task tour guide to make your trip unforgettable.

Itinerary

DAY 1: CUSCO – RACCHI AYLLU – MARAS- PACHAR (Cycling)

6.00 AM pick up from your hotel

6:10 am. departure from Cusco towards the sacred valley of the Inkas.

7.20 am We start the Cycling experience from one of the viewpoints of the sacred valley of the Inkas, we will see a magical and stunning background of the Andes mountain range before we begin. On the way downhill we will appreciate the beautiful natural landscape and picturesque cultural attractions.

12:00 am approximately, we will arrive at the Abra Malaga pass 4316 m.a.s.l. from this point we will descend towards the high jungle, passing through small villages, fruit fields, unspoiled rivers and streams.

14.00 Arrival at our lodge in the valley of La Convencion region, lunch and accommodation in their respective rooms.

As an extra activity we will have the option to make Rafting, or walking to observe medicinal plants and coffee beans production.

DAY 2: VALLE LA CONVENCIÓN – INKA CARCEL- SANTA TERESA (walking)

6:00 a.m. We get up to enjoy a traditional breakfast, today we will travel in an average local transport for about 40 minutes until the beginning of the walk activity.

During the journey we will appreciate native endemic forest, surrounded by coffee plantations, medicinal plants, different variety of fruits of the jungle low land area and the local flora and fauna. In addition, we will visit an Inka site called Inka Prison because of the labyrinth and tunneled structure, after a rewarded lunch, we will arrive at the thermal baths of Santa Teresa which is medicinal and therapeutic, then we will continue with our trip in local bus to the town of Santa Teresa where we will spend our second night, accommodation in hostel.

DAY 3: SANTA TERESA – LLAQTA PATA – MACHUPICCHU PUEBLO (Walking)

Each day is full of surprises and discovery, along with our professional guide who will provide you a unique and personalized attention throughout your journey. Today’s activity is walking, we head with direction to Llaqtapata, an Inkan archaeological site and a natural viewpoint of the mountains of Machu Picchu, arrival to hydroelectric train station, and the last stretch walk to Machupicchu town, which is popularly known as “hot waters town”, overnight in this cosmopolitan town at the feet of the great Machupicchu (Inka citadel), accommodation in hostel.

This day you will have the option to do canopy which goes as an additional service.

DAY 4: MACHUPICCHU – CUSCO (walk and visit of the Inca citadel)

We recommend leaving early in the morning in order to get to Machupicchu and perhaps with a lot of luck to be able to live the sunrise and without many tourists. We will walk along a zigzagging road full of bleachers that climbs from 2000 meters to 2440 meters when we reach Machupicchu. You will be accompanied by a professional tour guide who will give you an unforgettable experience during your visit to Machupicchu. In the afternoon you will return by train enjoying the beautiful landscape of wild forests and corn crops of the Urubamba river valley until you reach Ollantaytambo. From here our transportation will take you to your hotel in Cusco city.

NOTE:

HUAYNA PICCHU MOUNTAIN: In order to visit this mountain, it will need to be arranged in advance, booked long time before is highly advisable as there are only limited spaces.

Inclussions/Exclussions

INCLUSSIONS

– Pick up from your hotel.

– Transport tourist bus assistance all the way  day 1.

– Local transport at the beginning of the walk day 02

– full suspension bicycle, helmet and gloves, elbow pads, knee pads.

– 3 Lunches, 3 Dinners, 3 Breakfasts.

– 3 nights hostel (with private bathroom and hot water)

– Entrance ticket to  Machupicchu.

– Professional bilingual guide service during the 4 days.

– Return train from Machupicchu town – Ollantaytambo and tourist bus to Cusco.

– Assistant guide (for more than 8 passengers).

– First aid kit.

– Vegetarian food option at no additional cost.

– Entrance to the thermal baths of Cocalmayo

EXCLUSSIONS (optional)

-River rafting first day

-Zipline on the day 3.

– Bus Ticket to Machupicchu (US$ 24.00), (our group climbs walking)

– Breakfast on the first day and lunch on the last day.

– Snacks and additional dishes.

– Mineral water during the trip

– Entrance to Huayna Picchu or Machupicchu mountain $25.00 (optional)

Recommendations

We recommend taking

– Warm clothes for the first day and the last day.
– Sportswear (01 pair of each).
– Hiking shoes.
– Camera or film camera with extra battery.
– Mosquito repellent.
– Hat or cap.
– Sunglasses (optional)
– Raincoat or poncho.
– Extra money in soles
– Standard travel backpack.
– Sun block.

Machupicchu + Sacred Valley 2 Day tour

Saturday, 27 October, 2018 | MACHUPICCHU | 0 Comentarios

Machupicchu – Sacred Valley tour is a perfect plan to know the most iconical places of the Cusco region. In only 2 days you will visit Chinchero an Inca textile village, Moray, an Inca agricultural experiment center, Ollantaytambo a living Inca village, and walk through its narrow streets of Inca origin. Travel on a panoramic train and enjoy the most incredible scenery on your way to Machupicchu the lost city of the Incas, and explore one of the wonders of the world.

Itinerary

Day 1 : tour to the Sacred Valley of the Incas / Aguas Calintes

We will pick you up at your hotel at 7:00 a.m. The first stop will be in Chinchero an Inca village and home to the most skilled Inca weavers, Moray the Inca agricultural laboratory, the Maras salt mines and the impressive Inca village of Ollantaytambo. This day we will have lunch in Urubamba to taste the delicious dishes of the sacred valley of the Incas. In the afternoon we will board the train that will take you to Aguas Calientes where you will spend the night before visiting Machupicchu.

Day 2 : Guided tour in Machupicchu / Cusco

5:00 in the morning your guide will come to pick you up at your hotel to go up by bus to the Inca citadel of Machupicchu, you will enjoy a guided tour of the ruins of Machupicchu, you will have free time to explore more on your own before returning to Aguas Calientes. In the afternoon you will travel by train to Ollantaytambo where you will be met and transferred to your hotel in Cusco.

Inclusions / Exclusions

Inclusions 

  • Professional tour guide
  • Lunch (Andean Buffet  lunch )
  • Entry  to all places to visit
  • Night hotel in Aguas Calientes
  • tourist transportation
  • bus ticktes to go up and down in Machupicchu
  • Tiurist ticket to visit Machupicchu
  • train tickets round trip from Ollantaytambo to Aguas Calientes.

Recommendation

  • Original passport, original student card (in case you were admitted as student) and extra money in soles.
  • Personal backpack.
  • Trekking shoes.
  • Slippers or sandals (for showers and hot springs).
  • Long – and short -sleeved polo ‘s/T- Shirts.
  • Rain poncho and a hat.
  • Bathing suit (for the hot springs in Aguas Calientes).
  • Camera .
  • Some snacks like chocolate bars and dry fruit.

Salcantay Trek and Cusco – 11 Days

Tuesday, 23 October, 2018 | Our Top Excursions in Perú | 0 Comentarios

Salcantay trek and Cusco is one of the wonderful trips that makes the travelllers go through the most incredible scenaries in the sacred valley of the incas, the cordillera de los andes and the beutifull Rainbow mountain of Vinicunca. Salcantay trek is one of the most requested tours by travellers for  hiking to Machupicchu, In this tour plan you see all the essencial and all the things that all tourist would like to see.

ITINERARY

Day 1: Cusco

Arrive at any time your transfer to the hotel is included. Tonight meet the group and your guide at a welcome meeting and take this opportunity to let us know your expectations for the upcoming tour.

  • Accommodation: Mama Sara Hotel (or similar)

Day 2: Cusco / Ollantaytambo

Explore the Sacred Valley of the Incas. Walk in the ruins of Pisaq, appreciate its urban architecture and hydraulic engineering. Visit the community restaurant Tambo Del Chasqui supported by Aita Peru in the town of Huch’uy Qosqo and enjoy a healthy lunch prepared with organic products from this fertile valley. In the afternoon visit the ancient Inca town of Ollantaytambo and walk through its traditional narrow streets.

  • Accommodation: Inca Natura hotel (or similar)
  • Meals included: Breakfast / Lunch

Day 4: Ollantaytambo / Cusco

Wake up early and enjoy the sunrise before breakfast, this day you will visit Moray an old set of agricultural terraces that have microclimates, then meet the Inca mines of Maras. In the afternoon visit Chinchero and its ancestral textile workshops. Finally you will return to Cusco to spend the night.

  • Accommodation: Mama Sara Hotel (or similar)
  • Meals included: Breakfast / Lunch

DAY 1: CUSCO – SORAYPAMPA (Bus and walk)

We will leave at 5:00 in the morning from the city of Cusco by tourist bus, we will pass through the towns of Izcuchaca and Limatambo arriving at the town of Mollepata around 7:00 in the morning. There we will have our breakfast, around 8:00 in the morning, we will then continue in our private van to the area called Markhuq’asa, from this point we will start our walk surrounded by a typical landscape of the Peruvian Andes, and at noon our lunch will be ready in the area called Soraypampa, located at 3,900 meters above sea level and at the foot of the snowy Salkantay, one of the main sacred places in the Peruvian Andes. In the afternoon we will take a walk to the Humantay lagoon, after the visit we will return to our camp base where we will spend the first night.

DAY 2: SORAYMAPA – COLLPAPAMPA (walk)

In the early morning we will have breakfast and afterwards we will go up to the highest point of our trip, the Abra Salkantay, which is located more than 4,000 meters above sea level. Rest and enjoy the panoramic views, and start descending to the valley of Collpapampa. In those moments we will quickly notice the change of climate and we will enjoy the landscapes of the jungle, with the formations of the rivers coming from the glaciers that become tributaries of the great Urubamba river. We will also see a great variety of Orchids, etc. We will arrive in Collpapampa in the afternoon, where we will camp for the night.

DAY 3: COLLPAPAMBA – LLAQTAPATA (Walk)

After a comforting breakfast, we will start our walk appreciating a variety of crops, including the coca leaf, considered a sacred plant from our ancestors. This last section will be descending to Playa Sahuayaco passing through the land of the fruit of passion. There we will have a typical lunch prepared by our Andean chef. After a short rest we will ascend a pre-historic path to the top of a mountain where there is an Inca city hidden among the tangled jungle of the mountains, here we will spend the night in a lodge with a wonderful view of Machupicchu.

DAY 4: LLAQTAPATA -HIDROHELECTRICA – MACHU PICCHU PUEBLO (Hike)

Every day is a discovery accompanied by our professional guide who will give us unique and personalized attention throughout the trip. On this day we will have splendid views of waterfalls that descend from the glaciers. We will see coca plantations, coffee and tropical fruits. In the afternoon we will arrive at Machupicchu, popularly known as “Aguas Calientes”. That’s where we will spend our last night in a hotel at the foot of the Great Machupicchu (Inca citadel), and zip line (extra service) after breakfast until lunchtime.

DAY 4: MACHUPICCHU – CUSCO (walk and visit the Inka city)

At 4:30 am we will get ready to head to the Inka city of Machupicchu, by a way up in the middle of the jungle. The walk will last about an hour and a half, thus having the opportunity to register at the access control at 6:00 am and see the sunrise already inside the Machupicchu complex. We will continue the visit inside the Inka city accompanied by our professional guide who will share their knowledge for approximately two hours and then you will have free time to visit and hike inside the Inkan city. In the afternoon at the indicated time we will return by tourist train from Machupicchu to Ollantaytambo and there we will pick up a tourist bus that will take us to the city of Cusco. As an additional service you can get transport up to Machu Picchu.

Day 10: Tour to the Rainbow Mountains of Vinicunka

Start at 5:00am, travel by car for 3:00 hours to the sector called Llaqto, from this point we will start the hike to the rainbow mountain, for 2:00 hours, on the way we will observe llamas and alpacas, also local people who keep the culture alive. Arrival to the summit, observe the splendid natural colors and return to the starting point to return to Cusco, arrival to Cusco at 17.00 hours.

  • Accommodation: Mama Sara Hotel (or similar)
  • Meals included: Breakfast / Lunch

Day 11 Cusco

Departure at any time.

Meals included: Breakfast

  • If you are not ready to leave yet, we will gladly help you organize more tours to extend your adventure.

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Machupicchu – Inca Jungle Trail Tour – 9 Days

Tuesday, 23 October, 2018 | Our Top Excursions in Perú | 0 Comentarios

Machupicchu is one of the most beautiful places you should visit when you travel to Peru. There are many tours to Machupicchu, however no one could be better than the Machupicchu Inca Jungle Trail. In this travel plan we help you to visit the most amazing places in this region. First of all; you will visit the famous Sacred Valley of the Incas to help you to get a good acclimatization and not to suffer difficulties when visiting the Rainbow Mountains or the Humantay Lagoon both located at more than 5000 meters above sea level. On the Sacred Valley tour you will visit the town of Chinchero well known as the land of the Rainbows and the most skilled artisans of this region, Moray and the salt mines of Maras, finally Ollantaytambo a town built by the Incas about 550 years ago.
Inca Jungle Trail tour to Machupicchu, is one of our most booked tours by our clients, because in this adventure you will practice eco friendly activities such as Cycling in our modern double suspension all terrain bikes. Also you can participate in our rafting tour in the Urubamba river situated in a tropical climated valley where the rapids are exceptional. And finally you can walk to Machupicchu wonder of the world, in fact first enjoying the most incredible landscapes of this region.
The Vinikunca Mountain (Rainbow Mountain) and Humantay Lagoon are also some of the exceptional places that you will be able to explore in this travel plan that for many has been a spiritual reunion with themselves.

ITINERARY

DAY 01. – Cusco city Tour

Arrival to Cusco city, reception by one of our representatives, in the afternoon a guided tour in this amazing cosmopolitan city, one of the oldest pre-Colombian capital cities in South America.

Overnight in a hotel.

DAY 02.- Tour to Sacred Valley of the Incas

This tour last approximately all day, starts at 7.00 am from your hotel in Cusco, after traveling 40 minutes we will visit the ancient Inkan living town of Chinchero, following Moray and the salt mines of Maras still under local production. Around noon we will have a typical buffet lunch served in Urubamba, the heart of the Sacred Valley of the Inkas, then we will visit the impressive Inkan complex of Ollantaytambo, and finally the monumental Pisaq, return to Cusco.

Overnight at the hotel

Day 3: Cusco – Huayopata Village (biking / rafting)

Pick up from your hotel at 6.00am and departure towards the sacred valley of the Inkas, where we will be able to appreciate beautiful and picturesque natural and cultural attractions, from the Abra Misminay we will begin our bicycle ride towards Pachar, on the way we will spot Moray and the salt mines of Maras.

Continuing your ride experience you will arrive at Abra Malaga which is at 4316 meters above sea level, after enjoying the amazing view of the snowy Waqaywillka (a beautiful glacier 5682 m.a.s.l.) we continue in the route on our private vehicle descending towards the cloud forest and in about 2 more hours we will be at 1400 meters above sea level altitude. Accommodation will be in our Lodge in the valley the convention 900 m.a.s.l. we have an activity experience in the afternoon, the river rafting, for the lovers of the nature we also have another alternative which is the visit of a botanical garden where medicinal and edible plants can be appreciated. Lodge overnight.

Day 4: Huayopata – Santa Teresa town (Hiking)          

Early start, around 6:30 a.m. for a traditional breakfast, before starting our walking trip we will have the option to see a local family home which is located in the heart of the pristine forest, surrounded by coffee and coca plantations, plus a variety of jungle fruits. After that brief experience we are ready to ascend approximately 1 hour and a half to reach the traditional Inka Trail. During the tour we will be able to witness the local flora and fauna, continuing we will arrive to the thermal baths of Santa Teresa which is medicinal and therapeutic, after a relaxing bath we will continue with our walk for 40 minutes more up to the town of Santa Teresa 1550 m.a.s.l. where we will spend our second night. Accommodation in our hostel.

Day 5: Santa Teresa – Machupicchu Pueblo  (Hiking / canopy)

Each day will be an amazing discovery, accompanied by our professional tour guide from AITA PERU who will give you a unique and personalized attention throughout our journey, this day we will have an splendid view of many waterfalls from the glaciers, we will also see plantations of coca and coffee that are cultivated by local people, in the afternoon arrival to Machupicchu town 2040 m.a.s.l. which is popularly known as ” the hot springs town”, we will spend our last night at the foot of the great Machupicchu (Inka citadel), accommodation will be in a basic hostel. This day we will have the optional activity of canopying which is an optional service at the request of the client.

DAY 6: Guided tour in Machupicchu – Back to Cusco city 

Super early in the morning at 4:30 a.m. we will get ready to go to the Inka citadel of Machupicchu 2450 m.a.s.l a way up through the jungle, a walk that will be for about an hour and a half, having the opportunity to see the sunrise, at 6:00 a.m. we get to the check point, then we will continue the visit inside the inka city  accompanied by our professional guide who will share his/her knowledge for about two hours and then you will have free time to visit and hike within Machupicchu, the free time will be based on the return train time table, the train will depart from the tourist Machupicchu town to Ollantaytambo town and then our transport will pick you up with direction to Cusco where our services will end.

As an additional service we could climb up to the Huaynapicchu mountain, subjected to available.

Day 07. – Hike to Humantay Lake (full day tour)

Beginning of the trip is at 5:00 am with direction towards the town of Mollepata 2803 m.a.s.l then we will continue in our transport to the feet of the snowy Salkantay glacier the area is known as Soraypampa 3912 m.a.s.l. ascent to the lagoon Humantay 4200 m.a.s.l. one hour and a half approximately, after enjoying the impressive beauty of this natural scenery we return for lunch, after our delicious meal we head back to Cusco arriving at 17.00 pm.

Hotel overnight

Day 8: Tour to the Rainbow Mountain of Vinikunca

Beginning of the tour at 5:00am by car, we will travel for 3:00 hours until the sector called Llaqto, from this point we will begin the trekking towards the famous rainbow mountain for 2:00 hours, on the way, we will observe lamas and alpacas, also local traditional people who keep the Andean culture alive. Arrival at the top 5200 m.a.s.l., observation of the splendid scenery and return to the starting point and then return to Cusco, arrival to Cusco 17.00 hours.

Night in hotel in Cusco.

Day 09. – Cusco – next destination

Transfer to the airport at requested schedule

Inclussions

¿When is the best season to travel to Rainbow Mountain?

Friday, 19 October, 2018 | Additional Information | 0 Comentarios

When is the best season to travel to Rainbow Mountain? And what should I bring?, is the most frequent question that travelers ask when deciding to go to this great Place.

The best season to travel to Rainbow Mountain or Mountain of 7 Colors are between the months May to December, is when almost every day you have sunny days with little probability of rainstorms and snow unlike January to April when almost every day there will be rain.

Here are some tips to consider before traveling to Rainbow Mountain.

You need a good acclimatization; To be able to visit the Rainbow Mountain, it is very important to have a good acclimatization, before traveling to Rainbow Mountain we recommend you to make other tours that do not take you to great altitude like: the tour to the Sacred Valley of the Incas, travels first Machupicchu either by train, bus or walks since these trips are made relatively to the same altitude as the city of Cusco.

Check the current weather forecast to see the state of the climate in Rainbow Mountain; The dry season is the most recommendable to visit, however you should know that in the Andes of Peru, even in this season that lasts from May to December sometimes there are presence of snow storms and torrential rains that could spoil your trip.

Hire the tour in an official travel agency; in Cusco there are more than 30 agencies operating this tour, however there are very few that have an official certification for this tour. Do not be surprised that when you have a problem during the trip, go to claim and no longer find the company where you hired the tour as there are people who offer this trip on the street and offer you at very affordable prices.

If you suffer from vertigo we tell you that the route, especially the last stretch is through a fairly narrow road with cliffs up to 200 meters drop. 

Wear warm clothes; wear a good jacket, scarf, gloves, sunglasses, sunscreen, hat and good trekking shoes as the trek begins at 4580 meters and you will reach the main viewpoint of Rainbow Mountain located at 5036 meters above sea level. At this altitude the breeze is icy and you will feel very cold.

Take money for emergencies; you may not feel as strong as in the city and you may need to rent a horse. The locals offer saddle horses that will take you from the car park to the base of the mountain.

Mineral water; You don’t need to bring a lot from the city, on the way you will find people who sell mineral water, beer, soft drinks and even hot “Mate de coca” drinks.

What to do when there are storms?

Turn off your electronic device when there are storms; In Rainbow Mountain electric shocks could be very dangerous, there were cases in which tourists were hit by an electric shock and were seriously injured, they could kill you. To avoid this, we recommend turning off electronic devices as they could attract electric shocks.