10-Day Semi-Private Tour: Cusco, Sacred Valley, Lares And Machu Picchu

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Key Details

  • Mobile Voucher Accepted
  • Hotel pickup Available
  • Duration: 10 Days
  • Language:
    English
  • Departure Time :
    The tour begins once you arrive to Cusco Airport
  • Departure Details :
    Traveler pickup is offered, Pick-up at Cusco Airport, ,
  • Return Details :
    Cusco Airport
  • Cancellation Policy :
    This activity is non-refundable Tours booked using discount coupon codes will be non refundable.

Overview

Go on this semi-private classic adventure to the Incan Empire. VisitCusco City "The Capital of the Incas", The Sacred Valley of the Incas and go trekking through thebeautiful Lares mountainsuntil you reach the Lost City of the Incas - Machu Picchu. While in Cusco you will participate in our Color your Journey Experience in order for you to get a more cultural experience in Cusco. While traveling with your tour guide, you will learn all about the Incan and Peruvian Culture, how it was in the past but also today. In the end of the whole trip you will finish with an adventure to the colorful Rainbow Mountain.

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Itinerary

Day 1: Welcome to the Sacred Valley of the Incas

Stop At: Sacred Valley of the Incas, Cusco Region
Welcome to Per. Once you arrive to Lima you will depart on your domestic flight to Cusco, the Capital of the Incas. Upon arrival in Cusco you will be met and get a warm welcome by the Cusco Unique Experience team. From Cusco you will be transferred to the Sacred Valley where you will have the rest of the day at your leisure.
Duration: 21 hours

No meals included on this day.
Accommodation included: Overnight in Hotel in the Sacred Valley

Day 2: The Sacred Valley (B - L)

Stop At: Sacred Valley of the Incas, Cusco Region
The Sacred Valley of the Incas was important for the Incan Empire as it worked as an agricultural, spiritual and political center. This tour will take you through amazing scenic Andean landscapes to the interesting archaeological site of the town Pisac which were a former military base of the Incas and is where ancient Inca priests once existed. Next stop will be at the town of Urubamba where we will enjoy a delicious lunch based on typical dishes from the exquisite Peruvian cuisine. Ollantaytambo is the most well-preserved town in Peru today considering the Incan architecture and is also the holder of a great archaeological site, where big monuments are located on the steep mountain hills and the faces of the surrounding mountains. After experiencing the most important towns in the Sacred Valley you will be transferred back to your hotel in Cusco.
Duration: 7 hours

Meals included:
Breakfast
Lunch
Accommodation included: Overnight in Hotel in Cusco

Day 3: Cusco City & Color your Journey (B)

Stop At: Cusco Cathedral, Cusco, Cusco Region
Cusco City is not only the ancient capital of the Incas, but also the most popular tourist destination in South America. The city tour will take you to Qorikancha; the temple of the sun, which was the most important religious center of the Incas, where ancient temples are located and the history of the Spanish conquest and the Inca society will be found. It will take you to the very interesting Cathedral located on Plaza de Armas in Cusco which is a very important place for the locals of Cusco, there you will find some very important paintings, art and histories. The tour also goes to the amazing Inca fortress Sacsayhauman, where the Incas ones had a big war against the Spanish conquistadors, to Qenqo, a religious Inca site, to Tambomachay, an intelligent irrigation center and to Pukara Pukara, a military base of the Incas.
After the visit you will be transferred back to your hotel. At the end of the day, be surprised with your choice of a detailed coffee or chocolate workshop, go relaxing in an Incan inspired spa session or take a Peruvian cooking class and learn all about the famous Peruvian Cuisine.
Duration: 7 hours

Meals included:
Breakfast
Accommodation included: Overnight in Hotel in Cusco

Day 4: Cusco - Haran - Cancha Cancha (B - L - D)

Stop At: Lares Trek, Sacred Valley, Cusco Region
We will pick you up from your hotel at 5:00am to start the Lares expedition trek. First we drive for 1 hour to Unu Urco ruins, where we will explore for 1 hour the beautiful Inca terraces and the moon temple. Then we continue in our van for 40 more minutes to Huaran where we will meet our horsemen and mules and enjoy a breakfast while enjoying amazing views of the fertile and lush valley. Then we begin hiking for 3 hours up to Cancha Cancha, where we will have a fresh and delicious lunch prepared by our chef. After a nice siesta, we explore the most isolated community called Cancha Cancha and visit some local houses where you may interact with locals. After learning the lifestyle of these local people we will hike for 2 more hours to our first campsite. Before going to sleep we can enjoy a tea time with amazing views of snow capped mountains.
Duration: 10 hours

Meals included:
Breakfast
Lunch
Dinner
Accommodation included: Overnight in camp on the Lares Trek

Day 5: Cancha Cancha - Quishuarani (B - L - D)

Stop At: Lares Trek, Sacred Valley, Cusco Region
After a delicious breakfast, we will begin hiking towards northeast up a valley, it will take around 4 hours to get to the highest point of our trek called Pachacuted pass (4700 mt), once there, we will enjoy amazing views of glaciers, glacial lakes, llamas, rugged valleys and farmlands. Thereafter we begin to descent for 1 hour towards the lunch spot, where we will enjoy lunch by the glacial lake, with amazing views of the Lares Valley where plenty of Llamas and alpacas are living. After a little siesta we start hiking downhill for 2 more hours to our campsite located by the Kiswarani community (3700 mt). Along the way, we will meet with llama herders and local people, and we will interact with them in Quechua language (Incas language), of course the guide will be there to translate what they say and teach you quechua language. At this moment we will also enjoy a beautiful waterfall. At the camp, tents will be ready and hot showers will be available for refreshing. Before going to sleep we will enjoy tea and dinner made by our chef.
Duration: 10 hours

Meals included:
Breakfast
Lunch
Dinner
Accommodation included: Overnight in camp on the Lares Trek

Day 6: Quishuarani - Lares - Ollantaytambo - Aguas Calientes (B - L - D)

Stop At: Lares Trek, Sacred Valley, Cusco Region
Early in the morning we begin hiking all the way up for 3 hours to the Hullkiccasa Pass (4200mt/13779ft). Once there, we will enjoy the fantastic views of the glacial lakes which looks like mirrors. Then we head down for 2 more hours through the farmlands and lakes to Cucani community, where we may visit the local school and interact with the highland students. Thereafter we have to drive for 15 minutes to the hot springs of Lares and enjoy the natural volcanic hot spring for more than 1 hour. Then lunch will be served. Finally we say goodbye to our amazing cook and horsemen, whereafter we take our van for 2.5 hours towards Ollantaytambo where we will have our dinner at a touristic restaurant. At 7:00pm we take our train to Aguas Calientes town, where you will spend the night before the big adventure to Machu Picchu begins on the following day.
Duration: 10 hours

Meals included:
Breakfast
Lunch
Dinner
Accommodation included: Overnight in Hotel in Aguas Calientes

Day 7: Aguas Calientes - Machu Picchu - Ollantaytambo (B)

Stop At: Santuario Historico de Machu Picchu, Machu Picchu, Sacred Valley, Cusco Region
On this day we get up very early to depart on the bus around 5:30am, arriving to Machu Picchu at 6.00am, and start our guided tour at the archaeological site and to the most important places, if there is a good climate, you can enjoy a beautiful sunrise. Once the gates to Machu Picchu open, your guide will take you through an amazing round trip in this amazing city, you will pass by all its temples, offering areas, Inca monuments and you will learn about the history and the culture of the Incas. After exploring the citadel of Machu Picchu you will take the bus down to Aguas Calientes, In the late afternoon you will take the train back to Ollantaytambo from where you walk to your hotel which is located close to the train station.
Duration: 3 hours

Meals included:
Breakfast
Accommodation included: Overnight in Hotel in the Sacred Valley

Day 8: Maras Moray & Chinchero (B - L)

Stop At: Moray Agricultural Terraces, Maras, Cusco Region
Today you will visit some spectacular sites in the Sacred Valley of Cusco constructed by the Incas and the nature of Peru. This private tour will take you to the Salineras salt mine which includes over 3000 salt pools, close to the town of Maras. This tour will also show you the spectacular agricultural labs of the Incas, which have shapes of aqueducts from the old Roman times. The tour guide will explain with more information the myths and ancient histories about these two wonders. Arriving in the town of Chinchero, we will stop and have a delicious lunch in a touristic restaurant where some of the famous Peruvian food will be served. Chinchero is famous for its amazing textile market and you can have the opportunity to buy a beautiful textile souvenir home. Its archaeological site is located beautifully together with the main church of the town and your tour guide will teach all about its history and myths. Before going back to your hotel in Cusco, you will get a demonstration of how the textiles in this area is hand made, colored and how the textile clothes is produced.
Duration: 7 hours

Meals included:
Breakfast
Lunch
Accommodation included: Overnight in Hotel in Cusco

Day 9: The Rainbow Mountain (B - L)

Stop At: Cerro Colorado Vinicunca, Cusco, Cusco Region
Find the rainbow in the mountain! This tour will take you through an amazing journey with undiscovered lands of typical Andean views where the culture is still intact. You'll see the snow-capped mountain peaks, Andean animals and the highlight of the tour, the painted hills of Rainbow Mountain.
You will be picked up from your centrally located hotel in Cusco and be transferred to the restaurant where a solid breakfast is served so you can be ready and have the energy to start the hike. The drive takes around 2.5 hours. Throughout the hike you will pass through a vibrant green valley with the impressive Ausangate Mountain showing its majestic presence in the horizon. You will experience how locals live in the mountains and even have a chance to speak with them. As you get closer to the Rainbow Mountain, you'll begin to see the first signs of the colored minerals that formed the painted hills. The hike from the starting point to the Rainbow Mountain takes around 1.5 hours. Your guide will explain what makes up the existence of the Rainbow Mountain, and finally you will hike up to a vantage point that gives you a 360 degree view of the beautiful landscape that makes up the sacred land. Once you are back to the starting point of the hike, you will be provided a lunch buffet. At the end of the tour, you'll return to Cusco.
Duration: 11 hours

Meals included:
Breakfast
Lunch
Accommodation included: Overnight in Cusco

Day 10: Farewell Cusco (B)

Stop At: Cusco Transport & Tours, Cusco, Cusco Region
In time for your domestic flight to Lima you will be picked up at your hotel in Cusco and transferred to Cusco Airport. The Cusco Unique Experience team will say goodbye to you and wish you a great trip home.

We hope that you had a unique experience with us!
Duration: 15 minutes

Meals included:
Breakfast
No accommodation included on this day.

Inclusions

9x Breakfast

3x Dinner

6x Lunch

Accommodation included: 9 nights

Meals as indicated (B=Breakfst - L=Lunch - D=Dinner)

Private transportation throughout the trip (but the Lares Trek)

Private guide throughout the trip (but the Lares Trek)

All tours in private service (but the Lares Trek)

Color your journey experience in Cusco

All accommodations (unless if the option "Hotels Exluded" is choosed)

All local tax

Bilingual tour guide (Lares Trek)

Transportation (Lares Trek)

Camping equipment: tent and mattress

Mules for carrying 5 kg of your personal belongings

Chef and cooking equipment

Daily tea time

Boiled water (1 liter per person per day)

First aid kit and oxugen bottle

Train from Ollantaytambo to Aguas Calientes (round trip)

Bus from Aguas Calientes to Machu Picchu (round trip)

Sleeping bag

All entrance fees

Entry/Admission - Sacred Valley of the Incas

Entry/Admission - Sacred Valley of the Incas

Entry/Admission - Cusco Cathedral

Entry/Admission - Lares Trek

Entry/Admission - Lares Trek

Entry/Admission - Lares Trek

Entry/Admission - Santuario Historico de Machu Picchu

Entry/Admission - Moray Agricultural Terraces

Entry/Admission - Cerro Colorado Vinicunca

Entry/Admission - Cusco Transport & Tours

Exclusions

Entrance ticket to Huayna Picchu & Hot Springs in Aguas Calientes

Domestic flights

International flights

Tips

Walking sticks

Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking

Not wheelchair accessible

Please remember to inform us about;

Your domestic and internationl flight information

Your food restrictions, allergies or if you are a vegetarian

A photo of the passport of each passenger, in order for us to book your tickets and so we can declare our taxes here in Peru

Health conditions

Not recommended for travelers with back problems

Not recommended for pregnant travelers

No heart problems or other serious medical conditions

If you need a matrimonial bed or two single beds in each overnight stay

If you would like to go on one of the additional hike at Machu Picchu (Wayna Picchu Hike or Machu Picchu Montaa Hike)

Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level

This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate

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