Day 1: Cusco - Calca - Lares village (3100 m.a.s.l.) - hot springs - Quishuarani, (3700 m.a.s.l.). We will leave from Cusco, by early morning. and then we will travel by bus to Calca, there we take a bus up to Lares Valley. Once we get the town you will have the chance to enjoy the great hot springs and have a good break for about 1: 30 minutes (Aprox.) refreshing yourself. Lunch is provided there as well.
Then we will go by bus again (20 minutes travel aprox.) to the beginning of the trip know as Pascana and there we will start the hike to Quishuarani (2.30 hours hike aprox.) there we will set up, our campsite, here there is nice chance to meet the locals “campesinos” and share some time together getting weaving exhibition and lessons about its ancient techniques. This is a beautiful day with stunning views and great landscapes and the experience to visit along the path several Andean villages, and have a chat with the local people. Includes: (L), (D).
Day 2: From Quishuarani to Cancha Cancha (3800 m.a.s.l.). Early wake Up, breakfast, and start the hike. This Second Day is going to be the largest day (7 hours hike aprox.) with of course a midday lunch break. We start our ascent to the highest point of the circuit, of course at your own speed and own pass, The climb is pretty hard until the pass of Pachacutec (4450 m.a.s.l.) but with an indescribable panoramic views of snow-capped peaks of Pitusiray, Sawasiray and Chicon and the surrounding snow peaks plus stunning landscapes from the summit are definitely worthwhile, after the pass we hike down hill for about 2.30 hours. Lovely day and chance to see Andean Wild Life and Flowers, Camp at Cancha Cancha. Includes: (B), (L), (D).
Day 3: From Cancha Cancha to Huaran and then Ollantaytambo – Aguas Calientes Town by train (2000 m.a.s.l). After a delicious breakfast we start our easy hike, down hill for about 5 hours (aprox.) hiking to Huaran, there we will take a transport as far as Ollantaytambo, where we will take the train (by 1:55 p.m.) in order to get Aguas Calientes town (1:40 min. travel aprox.), overnight in a hotel. Includes: (B), (L), (D).
Day 4: Machu Picchu (2400 m.a.s.l.) - Cusco (3400 m.a.s.l.). Early wake Up (by 05: 30 a.m.), Breakfast and after to leave our Luggage at the Hotel, we will take the early Tourist bus Up to Machu Picchu, of Course with a guide English speaking, Usually we use to get Machu Picchu by 6: 50 a.m., so from this time we will be able to visit Machu Picchu of course at this time Machu Picchu is pretty empty and we will have the best chance to enjoy the beauty and the magic of Machu Picchu, because at this time is quiet.
A guided tour of about 2:30 hours, and then you will have happy hour time, to explore by yourself the whole site for about 3 hours and there is time as well to climb Huayna Picchu mountain and get the best view over Machu Picchu it takes 1: 40 minutes round trip time, or option to go to the temple of the moon which is located behind Huayna Picchu Mountain. Then We suggest that after visiting Machu Picchu that you take the bus down to Aguas Calientes by 14:00 at the latest (assuming train departs at 15:55). Buses depart every 15 minutes. Check with the guide for actual times. Getting Cusco city by 8:20 p.m aprox, there we will provide transfer to Your Hostel, End of the services.
-Lunch can be taken at Aguas Calientes town before to take the tourist train back to Cusco
-Optional stay 1 extra night in Aguas Calientes. Cost of Hotel : 15 - 20 u.s. per person.
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