An exciting Inca walk that traverses the high Andean plateau of Cusco into the Sacred Valley of the Incas where you will not encounter many tourists. We pass through the Chinchero high mesa toward Lake Piuray. The communities of farmers located along the Piuray lake shore are excellent examples of true Andean traditional living. This well preserved Inca trail takes you to the Inca palace of Huchuyqosqo, from where you will have amazing views of the Sacred Valley and surrounding mountain ranges. The second day in the afternoon take the train to Machu Picchu town for an overnight. The next day we will visit the long awaited magical Sanctuary of Machu Picchu and back to Cusco.
An early morning drive from Cusco to Chinchero and continuing to the village of Tauca (3,867mt/12,684ft) the trailhead. Start hiking up to the Huallatakasa Pass (4,428mt/14,524Ft) with spectacular views of the panoramic surrounding mountain range. We´ll catch our breath before descending to our campsite nearby the Huchuy Qosqo Ruins.
Meals: L, D
After breakfast, we will explore the Huchuyqosqo complex. Then continue on a downhill switchback trail leading to the town of Lamay in Calca where our transportation will be waiting to take us to the town of Ollantaytambo. We'll enjoy a walk around the town of Ollantaytambo before boarding the train to Machu Picchu Town, to spend the night in a hostel.
Meals: B, L
Hostel in Aguas Calientes
Early in the morning we'll take the bus from Aguas Calientes (Machupicchu town) to Machupicchu "The Lost City of the Incas" and enjoy a professional guided walking tour. Visit the extraordinary Temple of the Sun with, Temple of the Three Windows and much more. Have some free time to further explore the Sacred Sanctuary before taking the bus down to Machu Picchu town to have lunch (on your own). Thereafter, board the expedition train to Poroy where private transport will be waiting to take you to your Cusco hotel.
Optional: (extra Cost) Climb Huayna Picchu overlooking Machu Picchu and the valley below.