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Trek to Huchuy Qosqo & walking tour of Machu Picchu, from Cusco (2 days)

Discover the magic of the Inca culture and live an unforgettable experience on this 2-day hiking adventure across Huchuy Qosqo and Machu Picchu. Juventino, an IFMGA certified mountain guide from Peru, will be happy to lead you there.

Mountain RangeAndes
Duration2 days
Offer periodJan, Feb, Mar, Apr, May, Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep, Oct, Nov, Dec
Skill LevelBeginner
Fitness LevelFit
Type of tripPrivate

Highlights

  • Visit two ancient Inca trasures in one program.

  • Learn about the local history and culture.

  • Feel the wonderful energy surrounding Machu Picchu.

Description

Would you like to live an unforgettable experience in Peru? Then you can’t miss this fantastic 2-day program to discover the culture, history and natural views of the ancient Inca Empire. Follow me on this adventure and discover the magic around Huchuy Qosqo and Machu Picchu.

On the first day of the program, we’ll explore the archeological site called Huchuy Qosqo, in the north of Cusco.  In this region, we can observe ancient constructions and stone buildings made to preserve food. At an altitude of 3,650 meters and right over the town of Lamay, this area used to be an important agricultural center of the Inca Empire.

On the second day of the program, we’ll discover the unique and iconic Machu Picchu. We’ll enjoy an amazing tour around some of the best places in the citadel, such as the Sacred Plaza, the Temple of the Sun, the Temple of Three Windows and the Intihuatana, among many others. To visit Machu Picchu means to discover a special place filled with ancient history and wonderful energy. It will be a once in a lifetime experience!

At the bottom of the page, you can take a look at a more detailed itinerary of each day of the program. Also, keep in mind that the level of these hikes is moderate, so you need to be physically fit.

So, would you like to take part of this dreamy adventure in Peru? Then all you have to do is send your request and get in touch with me. We’ll start making all the arrangements for this unbelievable hike to discover the Inca culture.

There is also the possibility to go on a 7-day trek around Machu Picchu. Check it out!

Meeting point

Cusco, Peru.

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Itinerary

Day 1: Huchuy Qosqo

First of all, we’ll drive from Cusco to the small town of Corao, where our hike begins. We’ll cross the village of Sihua, the Pukamarca pass and reach a fantastic viewpoint of Urubamba and the Sacred Valley. Then, we’ll descend to the Pumamarka community and share lunch.

After lunch, we’ll continue the hike across the Puma Puncu canyon and the original Inca trail, which will lead to Huchuy Qosqo. There, we’ll explore the amazing buildings, temples and terraces in the site, among many other spots.

Finally, we’ll descend to the village of Lamay and drive back to Cusco.

Hiking hours: 7 Hours.

Walking distance: 12 kilometers.

Starting point of the hike: 3,848 meters.

Maximum Altitude: 4,150 meters.

Difficulty: easy to moderate.

Meals: breakfast, lunch and snack.

Day 2: Machu Picchu

On this day, we’ll depart from Cusco and take the train in Ollaytantambo to Aguas Calientes. On the way, we’ll have the pleasure to see spectacular views of the surrounding mountains and the Urubamba River. Then, we’ll take the bus to the incredible citadel of Machu Picchu, where we’ll enjoy a 2-hour guided tour around the best spots in the area.

Also, there’s a wide variety of possibilities for you to enjoy after the tour, such as exploring the Sun Gate or climbing the local mountains. Keep in mind that for some of these activities you’ll need to book a ticket in advance!

Finally, in the afternoon we’ll begin our return to Cusco.


About the guide

IFMGA/UIAGM mountain guide from Peru.

He was born in 1960 in Huaraz / Peru. With his 15th Age he learned the world of trekking and mountaineering know by he accompanied his father on trips with his clients.

To this day he is still working as a mountain guide and tour operator. For many years he was able to acquire a lot of knowledge about the mountains, making it one of the most experienced certified mountain guides.

He runs a family travel agency based in Huaraz, which was founded by his father, and is now managed by Juventino and his son, Eric.


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Prices per person

Group of 1

USD 1114 each

Group of 2

USD 557 each

Group of 3

USD 464 each

Group of 4

USD 454 each

Group of 5

USD 439 each

Group of 6

USD 428 each

Group of 7

USD 423 each

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Price includes

• Guiding fee

• Transport during the trip

• Permit and entrance fees

• Meals: Breakfast, Dinner


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