Cusco to Machu Picchu Day Hike Package - 9-Days / 8-Nights Featured

img 1026

This Pacakge is for the active traveler who wants to see Cusco, the Sacred Valley and Machu Picchu from a different perspective, easy to moderate day hikes to/from your hotel(s), no camping.  The trip starts out in Cusco, from there each day is filled with a different guided day hike experience to Machu Picchu with overnight accommodations in cozy small boutquie hotels enroute.  This is an alternative way to see and experience Peru for the active traveler who wants to see  Peru off the beaten track and visit some of the local areas that many travelers never see. This package also includes a 1-Day hike on the INCA trail into Machu Picchu with an overnight at the base of Machu Picchu in a local hotel in Augas Calientes.   

Package includes: Sightseeing in Cusco, visit to Sucsayhuaman Ruins, day hike around the Maras & Moray area of the Sacred Valley, Day excursion to Pisac Ruins & Ollantaytambo Fortress, Day hike to the small archaeological complex at Pumamarca to Ollantaytambo,  1-day hike on the Inca Trail to Machu Picchu and the train from Aguas Calentes to Cusco. Click here for detail day-to-day itinerary.

Day-to-Day Itinerary

Day 01 - Arrival into Lima - Meet & Greet Lima Airport delivery documents
Overnight: Costa Del Sol Ramada Airport hotel.

Day 02 - Lima / Cusco - Breakfast at your hotel. Morning ride back to Lima Airport. Board your flight to Cusco. On arrival into Cusco, meet & greet Cusco Airport by local host and transfer to Cusco hotel. Afternoon walking tour of Cusco. Afternoon guided walking / city tour of Cusco During the walking tour of the ancient capital of the Inca Empire, visitors are easily caught up in the excitement of this city. The tour includes a visit to the Cathedral and Santo Domingo Church, passing through the city's main streets and the Plaza de Armas. You will walk through some of Cusco's most astonishing streets to reach the San Blas Church. (2h 1/2.)
Overnight: RUINAS CUSCO HOTEL

cusco-main-square-peru

Day 03 - Cusco / Sucsayhuaman Ruins - Day Hike - Today begins with a tour to the Ruins of Sacsayhuaman.  This day is an easy day of hiking with four increditable ruins on the outskirts of Cusco.  This is an informative day excursion to see first hand what the Inca's were able to build.  Afternoon return to Cusco.  Level: Easy
Ovenight:  Ruinas Cusco Hotel

Day 04 - Cusco / Maras/ Moray Day Hike  - Morning departure by private transfer to the archaeological site of Maray for a scenic 1-day hike downhill into the Sacred Valley.  Enroute you pass through the village of Chincheros to Moray.  Moray is known for the the extensive circular terraces where the Incas once experimented with adapting plants to new climates and temperatures. From Moray follow your guide on the trail for approximately 1.5 to 2 hours to the colonial/Andean village of Maras, picnic lunch proivded. The trail continues down to the Saltpans, then onto the Urubamba River where you will be picked up and taken to Ollantaytambo for the evening.
Duration: One day - approx 8am - 5pm Moray - Maras 1.5 hours hiking, Maras - Salineras 1.5 hours
Level: Easy - Downhill Mountain biking option available.
Overnight:  Ollantaytambo - Hacienda Del Valle

Day 05 - Ollantaytambo / Pisac Day Excursion - Today is a leisurely day to visit the small of Pisac and explore the Pisac Ruins.  A visit to the remnants of Pisac known as Inca Pisac, which lie atop a hill at the entrance to the valley. It features an irrigation system, an astronomical observatory, and a solar clock and calendar (Intiwatana). The hillside is lined with agricultural terraces constructed by the Inca and still in use today. With military, religious, and
agricultural structures, the site served at least a triple purpose. Besides a country estate, it is thought that Pisac defended the southern entrance to the Sacred Valley, while Choquequirao defended the western entrance and the fortress at Ollantaytambo the northern. Day excursion will continue with a visit to the marketplace in Pisac, after lunch the tour continues to the village of Ollantaytambo for a visit to its impressive Inca fortress.
Overnight:  Ollantaytambo - Hacienda Del Valle

ollantaytambo ruins-sacred-valley-peru

Day 06 - Ollantaytambo - Pumamarca Day Hike - The morning tour begins with a tour of the CATCCO Museum and Cultural Center, From here, we continue by vehicle to the farming communities of Marcacocha, Huilloc, and Patacancha. In Marcacocha, locals demonstrate weaving methods dating back hundreds of years used to create unique pieces of the highest quality. The hike begins in the town of Huilloc,  From there  descend to the small archaeological complex at Pumamarca where it is believed that the Inca's used this site to control water distribution. Continuing along the Inca path, we observe agricultural terraces and views of the valley below. After walking approximately 2 hours we reach the town of Ollantaytambo.  
Overnight:  Ollantaytambo - Hacienda Del Valle
Level:  Easy to moderate walking
Full day (9am - 5pm approximately)

Day 07 - Ollantaytambo - Inca Trail - Machu Picchu - Day Hike - Today begins with an early train ride to the Inca Trail where you will get off at mile marker 106Km. At this point we will star our hike, we will visit Chachabamba Archeological Group (2170 m.a.s.l.) Then we will walk until Winaywayna (2650 m.a.s.l.) per 3 hours aprox. (Box lunch). In the afternoon we will walk to Inti Punku passing through the sub-tropical flora and fauna surround us as we continue 2 hours to the Sun Gate, from where we see Machu Picchu. We walk down past the majestic ruins, then take the bus to Aguas Calientes to spend a relaxing night.
Level:  Moderate / Dificult Walking Full Day (6:30am - 5:00pm approximately)

Option:  Clients that DO NOT want to hike this day on the Inca Trail, can opt out of hiking and ride the train to Aguas Calientes, take the shuttle bus to Machu Picchu with the guide and wander around and head back to the hotel in Aguas Calientes for overnight.  This option can be subsituted instead of hiking this day. 

Overnight: Hatuchay Tower (MAP) B & D included

ollantaytambo-ruins-entry-peru

Day 08 - Machu Picchu / Cusco - After an early morning rise and breakfast, we take the short bus ride up to the Machu Picchu complex, where we will tour the the Sanctuary of Machu Picchu.  As an option, travelers who have interest in hiking up Huayna Picchu hike, (additional cost). Afternoon return train ride back to Ollataytambo train station. Upon arrival a host will meet and assist you and transfer you to your hotel in Cusco.
Overnight:  RUINAS CUSCO HOTEL

Day 09 - Cusco / Lima - Afternoon transfer to the Cusco airport.  Flight from Cusco to Lima where you will board your international flight back to your destination.  

Extend your Stay:  
-  3 Day / 2 Night excursion to Puno from Cusco
-  3 Day / 2 Night excursion to Colcoa Canyon
-  3-day / 2 Night excursion to Amazon Jungle

Package Includes:

10-Day / 9-Night Package Includes:
• 1-Night hotel in Lima.
• 3-Nights Cusco hotel- 1/2 day guided walking tour
• Guided hiking day Excursion to Sucsayhuaman Ruins, Maras/Moray Day Hike,Pumamarca and the Inca Trail.
• Day Excursion to Pisac Ruins and Ollantaytambo Fortress
• 3-Night hotel Sacred Valley
• 1-Night lodging in Aguas Calientes with guided sightseeing of Machu Picchu
• 2-Days admission entrance to Machu Picchu with transfers to/from Machu Picchu
• RT Train from Ollantaytambo to Aguas Calientes
• Sightseeing with English speaking guide as indicated in itinerary,
• Transfers and transportation as indicated.
• Intra-country Airfare: Lima/Cusco/Lima NOT included in land package price.
• International airfare from USA to Peru not include

Package Land Price: Call for Quote - This hiking / treking package is designed for the active traveler who wants to be independent but want the security of being with local hosts that meet and greet at the airport and transfers. Knowledgeable local guides are included for all day hikes and day excursions, they will pick you up at your hotel, proivde the transportation to/from the hiking trail, lunch and return to your next hotel. All the transportation has been pre-arranged and planned ahead of time for convenient smooth transition between cities. Intra-country airline schedules and train travel are also pre-arranged to coordinate with your day-to-dayitinerary. Moderate to luxury hotels can be added or subtracted depending on the budget. Hotels are added into the itinerary and chosen and arranged in advance with suitable locations for sightseeingand convenience of the traveler. Our local tour provider in Peru is available 24 hours a day for questions or emergency contact. Our independent hosted journeys are a perfect way to see Peru on your own.

Costa del Sol Ramada - Lima Costa del Sol Ramada, first hotel in South America located inside an international airport, offers you the comfort and saves you the time in order to have a good rest, since we are a few steps from boardinggates we create the perfect combination: time saving, pleasure and rest. 130 rooms.

costa-del-oro-hotel-lima-peru

Hotel La Hacienda Del Valle La Hacienda del Valle is situated on the Inca´s Sacred Valley, in the small peasant community of Yanahuara, The hotel has located in the middle of Urubamba and Ollantaytambo road. La Hacienda del Valle has a distance of 12 Km from the Urubamba City and 15 Km from Ollantaytambo City.The hotel is surrounded by beautiful landscapes, rivers, gardens and corn fields, with the flat valley floor dominated by steep hills and snow-capped peakseasily seen from the hotel.

hacienda del valle peru

Hatuchay Tower Hotel Located by the historic Sanctuary of Machu Picchu, situated at the outskirts of Aguas Calientes with magnificent views of the Urubamba River and the impressive mountains that surround it. The mountain of the citadel of Machu Picchu is only 1.6 Km (1 mile) away and can be reached on foot or by bus which conveniently stops at the hotel entrance. The design and operations of the hotel fit perfectly with thenatural environment of its surroundings .

hatuchay-hotel-aguas-calientes-peru

Testimonials

"All three stops exceeded expectations--and everything moved along smoothly. Our transfers were without incident, and every resort awaited our arrival with open arms."
- Lori and Brian Skope

"I just wanted to tell you that it was one of our best trips ever. It was a pleasure to work with you, so thanks for your great planning and service!"
- Kari Harrison

"Everything went very smoothly. The hotel was great, the outfits selected for the diving and tours were fantastic and their commitment to service made the trip all the better. 
- Alina Gonzale

Travel Insurance

Costa Rica Explorer

Explore Costa Rica with our expert travel specialist.

costarica

TravelPOINTS in other Countries:

Costa Rica | Belize Vacation | Ecuador | Mexico