Peru, thanks to its varied and exuberant geography, invite to live all kinds of experiences. Experiences that a single trip would not be possible to discover. In Peru Mysteries we highlight some of these places and activities and we put at your disposal with a professionalism that will allow you to enjoy.
DAY 01 (CUSCO - LARES VALLEY - HOT SPRINGS - WACAWASI):
For this trip, we will pick you up from your hotel in Cusco city at a time previously coordinated (variable hours), in one of our private vehicles, and then start our trip, using part of the Sacred Valley of the Inkas route, and passing for archaeological remains, Andean markets, cultivated terraces, small towns to then reach the highest point of this route known as Huacacasi (4 450 m), from here we will go down to the Lares Valley (3 250 m), where we will make a stop to enjoy its thermal baths; also in this place we will enjoy our lunch. After three hours of hike up to Wacawasi, we will set up our camp. Opportunity to meet locals who will show you their textile works and the techniques they use. (Lunch - Dinner)
DAY 02 (WACAWASI - ABRA IPSAY - PATACANCHA):
This day is the longest and strenuous day of the tour, we will walk fo 7 or 8 hours. After an early breakfast, you will walk ascending to the Abra of Ipsay (4 480 m), the ascent may be exhausting but it offers us an indescribable panoramic view of the snow-covered Pitusiray, Sawasiray and Chicón; being surrounded by a beautiful landscape. We will make a brief stop to have lunch. During the tour we will pass through peasant communities that have ancient techniques in agriculture and textile work. We will continue our descent hike to establish our camp near the town of Patacancha (3 720 m). Free time to explore the surroundings. (Breakfast – Lunch - Dinner)
DAY 03 (PATACANCHA - PUMAMARKA - OLLANTAYTAMBO - AGUAS CALIENTES):
This day the descent walk will be of approximately for 5 hours, going through the communities of Willoq (3 400 m.), Pumamarca (3 200 m) and many others. Then we continue walking until we reach Ollantaytambo (2 850 m.) Whose archaeological site represents an unbeatable sample of the richness of the Andean culture. From Ollantaytambo we will take the train to the town of Aguas Calientes (2 000 m.), The tourist city built at the foot of Machu Picchu. Overnight in Aguas Calientes. (Breakfast - Lunch)
DAY 04 (GUIDED VISIT TO MACHU PICCHU - CUSCO):
Aguas Calientes is a little town located 30 minutes (by bus) from the citadel of Machu Picchu; after some snacks, we will take one of the buses to ascend 400 m. by a zigzagging road until reach the world wonder "The Historic Sanctuary of Machu Picchu".
The guided tour in Machu Picchu takes approximately 2 hours. The guided tour will begin visiting the main sectors of the citadel: The sacred plaza, The Sun Temple, The Intihuatana (Solar deal), the Royal Enclosures, the Three Windows Temple and the cemetery. At the end of the tour you will have some free time to explore the citadel. After this visit you have to return to the town of Aguas Calientes and enjoy your food in one of the local restaurants. Then you will take the train back. The return will follow the same pattern as the outward journey, when you arrive at the train station, we will be waiting for you to take you back to your hotel in Cusco.