Callejon de Huaylas, Huaraz, Tour Lima Sacred Valley, Machu Picchu 12 Days
- Day 1: Lima City Tour.
- Days 2: Callejon de Huaylas + Campo Santo of Yungay+ lake Llanganuco + Taricá +Caraz.
- Days 3: Archaeological site of Chavin + Querococha lake+ National Museum of chavin 8:30 a.m.
- Days 4: Pastoruri + Paintings cave + Puya of Raimondi 8:30 a.m.
- Days 5: Huaraz-lima flight + connection flight to cuzco -cuzco City Tour
- Days 6: The Sacred Valley of the Incas: Pisac Market – Ollantaytambo+chinchero
- Days 7: Cusco – Mollepata – Challacancha – Soraypampa.
- Days 8: Soraypampa – Salkantay Pass – Huayramachay – Chaullay
- Days 9: Chaullay – Collpapampa – La Playa – Santa Teresa.
- Days 11: Aguas Calientes – Machu Picchu -huayna picchu-sun gate -inka bridge-Ollantaytambo – Cusco.
- Days 12: End of the Tour.
Callejon de Huaylas, Huaraz, Tour Lima Sacred Valley, Machu Picchu 12 Days.
Day 1: Lima City Tour.
Upon your arrival in lima you will then start the tour. In the afternoon, guided city tour. by visiting first the most important places and attractions in Lima: the “City of Kings”. The tour includes Lima Historical Center, San Martin Square, the main square, the Government Palace, City Hall, the Cathedral, the Cathedral Museum, the Church of Santo Domingo with the tombs of Santa Rosa and San Martin de Porras and Limas Colonial balconies.
You will visit the Convent and Church of San Francisco.
From here, we leave Lima downtown towards the district of Pueblo Libre to visit the Museum of Anthropology and Archaeology that comprises the biggest collection of pre-Hispanic objects, in the afternoon you will have an exiting dinner dance show with traditional dances from all peru counrtry site.
Day 2: callejon de Huaylas + Campo Santo of Yungay+ lake Llanganuco + Taricá +Caraz.
Early in the morning we will pick you up from your hotel to take you to the airport after being checked in you will have 01 hour of flight from LIMA to HUARAZ . tour will start after breakfast, The tour is developed through the Callejon de Huaylas, north of Huaraz, Passing and appreciating the picturesque Andean villages and the unique beauty of the Cordillera Blanca (observe the Huascaran, the highest mountain in Peru ) and the Cordillera Negra.
You will visit the provinces of Carhuaz ( natural fruit ice cream and liquor tasting), Mancos, Yungay (Campo Santo of Yungay and New Yungay), and finally we arrive at the Huascaran National Park the Famous Lagoon In llanganuco; Respectively Chinancocha, where you.
You can indulge in horse riding or boating, do a little walk around these two lakes contemplating the majesty of the Huascaran, Yanapaccha, Pisco and Huandoy snowcapped addition: flora and fauna wildlife surrounding the lagoon. We reach Caraz, there you can visit small dairy factories and other products of the region as blancmange, fruit ice cream and liqueur, honey, jelly, cheese, butter, pork leg ham, Special panels, etc. Return to Huaraz visit the craft center Taricá. 19:30: Arrival in Huaraz.
Day 3: Archaeological site of Chavin + Querococha lake+ National Museum of chavin 8:30 a.m.
Breakfast at the hotel. 09:00 am: cultural turism and recreation. get to know the villages of the Callejon de Huaylas and Conchucos Valley. On this trip we will pass by Recuay, Ticapampa and Cátac, reaching the Laguna Querococha (Quechua) where the bus stops here you have time for pictures.
The tour continues its journey this time you will pass through the impressive tunnel Cahuish (4550 m and 480 m in length). You will also visit the picturesque towns of: Machač, Quercos, and finally we arrive at Chavin Archaeological Monument. observe the Heads, the Lanzon of Chavín, home of the Falcons, galleries, plazas, the National Museum of Chavin. 19:30: Arrival in Huaraz.
Day 4: Pastoruri + Paintings cave + Puya of Raimondi 8:30 a.m.
Breakfast at the hotel. 9:00 a.m. the unforgettable adventure tour will start, visiting the towns of Recuay, Ticapampa and Cátac. Patococha know lagoon, Pumashim carbonated waters, the Puya Raimondi (the most beautiful example of the high-Andean flora), and cave paintings. Finally we make a short paragraph hike know the Famous Nevado de Pastoruri . 17:30: Arrival in Huaraz.
Day 5: huaraz-lima flight + connection flight to cuzco -cuzco City Tour
Sacsayhuaman and surroundings early in the morning you will be picked up and taken to the airport of huaraz short flight to lima from lima 1 hour flight to cuzco – airport pick up from here we will take you to your chosen hotel later in the afeternoon you will have a guided city tour. the twelve angle stone located near the main square in a very narrow street made of green granite a test INKA magnificent building, not exactly known what was the functionality of this stone twelve angles but we can be sure that it was a temple of great importance at the time of INKAS. in this same street is a cougar carved granite stone once again leaves us an impression of wisdom in building their temples and shrines of religious importance. Cusco Cathedral which is one of the finest Colonial Cathedrals in the Americas. Building started in 1560 and was completed in 1664.
Situated on the Plaza de Armas, this impressive building lies at the heart of many traditional festivals. When the Conquistadores arrived, bringing Catholicism with them, local people combined many catholic feast days and customs with their own Andean customs and rituals, leading to some of the most colorful yet devout celebrations in the world. Qoricancha (from the Quechua word Qori Qancha meaning ‘Golden Courtyard’), originally named Inti Qancha (‘Temple of the Sun’).
It was the most important temple in the Inka Empire, dedicated primarily to Inti, the Sun God. The Church of Santo Domingo was built on the site, using the base foundations of the temple that was flattened by the Spanish in the 17th century, and is a fine example of where Inca stonework has been incorporated into the structure of a colonial building. Tambomachay. Situated at 3.700 m of sea level a Quechua word ( Tampu machay ) the place where people can rest a short period of time. it could also be the bath of the Ñusta ( the Inca princess) it is also believed the sanctuary to the cult of water. Puka Pukara Quechua word ( red fortress). This is an Inca archaeological site it was a military and administrative site it was built to control, provide security and defend the Cusco city, as well as the control of the route to Calca that led to the Antisuyo (Forest County of the Inca).
Qenqo- it is believed to be a multifunctional religious site was also a place of Andean worldview where nature converges and the space around us and astrological observatory, commissioned by people specifically in charge of looking the seasons, the wise INKAS this archaeological site is unique, here the carving of many animals can be seen in high relief were considered secondary gods in the time of the Incas, and consists of ruins formed by rocks with stairs in a zigzag, and a main building similar to a circular amphitheatre where 19 window sills are located as a way of seats.
Saqsaywaman. Scene of epic battles between Conquistadores and Inkas, this cannot fail to impress. While the high towers that once dominated the skyline were long since razed to the ground, the sheer scale of the zigzag stone walls is a sight to behold. Its construction took over seven decades and required the work of approximately 20,000 men. The stone was dragged from 20 miles away and still today we are not quite sure how they moved the huge megaliths into place. Some of its external walls exceed 30 feet in height and the largest stone weighs over 350 tonnes.
From Sacsayhuaman we will head down to cuzco city center .
Day 6: The Sacred Valley of the Incas: Pisac Market – Ollantaytambo+chinchero.
Today will delve into the warm Sacred Valley of the Incas, so named because of its great value in the development of the Inca culture. Crossed by the Urubamba river, imposing mountains as shelter, Veronica, Chicon and Pitusiray, located above 5,000 meters, you will surely have the pleasure of seeing. on route, make a stop to get a classic view of the Urubamba river snaking Valley and then restart the route to Pisac, ollantaytambo and chinchero.
Day 7: Cusco – Mollepata – Challacancha – Soraypampa.
Meals: Lunch, Dinner Accommodation: Camping Maximum Altitude: 3850 masl Minimum Altitude: 2850 masl Distance Travelled: 14km approx We will pick you up from your hotel in Cusco to go by bus to Mollepata. a spectacular scenic drive through the Anta plains with beautiful and panoramic views of the majestic Salkantay and other mountains covered with snow, and the Valley of Apurimac River. After two and a half hours drive we stop in Mollepata to have breakfast for last minute supplies, leg-stretching or to use the bathrooms, before continuing to Marcocasa. There we will meet with our support staff.
They will load the equipment on horses and mules. Around 9:30 a.m. we will star our trek toward Soraypampa (3900 meters above sea level) if we keep a regular pace we will take 4 hours approximately to reach to Soraypampa the first camp site where will have lunch after lunch in the afternoon we have an option to go up to Umantay lake (4200masl) which takes 3 hours hike back and forth from the camp to see the glacier lake of Umantay.
But if we keep slow pace; we will have lunch at halfway between Soraypampa and Marco Casa maybe after 3 hours of hiking. And after that we hike two a half hours more to Soraypampa. Anyway our camp is going be at Soraypampa. Sleeping tents will be ready and we will have a warm delicious dinner in the evening.
Day 8: Soraypampa – Salkantay Pass – Huayramachay – Chaullay.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner Accommodation: Camping Maximum Altitude: 4650 masl Minimum Altitude: 2900 masl Distance Travelled: 22km to Chaullay Today early in the morning we will wake you up with the coca tea. Around 6:00 we will have a nutritious breakfast around 7:00 am we will start the hardest day of the whole Salkantay trek; we will be walking up to the highest point of the trek.
After 6 kilometers uphill through the magnificent scenery of Rocky Mountains and enjoying the view of Salkantay mount. We reach the top of the trek. We will appreciate spectacular views of the mountains and the imposing snowy peaks of the Salkantay (6264 meters above sea level) which is known as the second highest mountain of the Cusco region. After 2 hours downhill around 1:00 p.m. we will have our delicious Peruvian lunch, in the area called Huayracmachay.
Then we continue our hike to Chaullay approximately 3 hours of downhill we will get to our camp in Chaullay = 2900 masl Where we will have the sleeping tents ready. Around 7: 00 pm we will have dinner to recover energy from the trek.
Day 9: Chaullay – Collpapampa – La Playa – Santa Teresa.
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner Accommodation: Camping Maximum Altitude: 2900 masl Minimum Altitude: 1600 masl Distance Travelled: Approx 16km Around 6:30 am; we will start our trek to La Playa through the Santa Teresa valley. We will hike 6 hours approximately during the hike will see: water fall, orchids, coffee, banana, avocado plantations and we will taste the famous passion fruit or granadilla and also we will see a village call Colpapampa also call the “forest cloudy brow” where waterfalls, thermal hot springs, fruit- bearing trees, varied flora, and birds can be observed.
If we are lucky, we will be able to see the famous bird called “the Cock of the Rocks”. After lunch at La playa, we will catch a local transportation to Santa Teresa. Where will have an overnight at “cola de mono” campsite. We are the only trekking company allow camping there. In the afternoon we may go to Santa Teresa ́s hot spring to enjoy it. Then back at the campsite for happy hours and dinner.
Day 10: Santa Teresa – Hidroelectryc – Aguas Calientes.
At 7:00 am time to stand up to start a new day, in over all the distance hiking is 18 km, in 6 hours straight to Aguas calientes crossing by Hydroelectric station. We follow along the riverside of Vilcanota River, there are the second plant of hydroelectric underground witch are supply to coast cities in Peru and mines companies, the last 10 km is more dense vegetation, we going to walk along the train track close to the bank of Urubamba river from there is appreciate the holy mountains as Waynapicchu and Machupicchu Mountains, to finally arrived to Aguas calientes town of Machupicchu for overnight in the hotel and dinner at the tourist restaurant. Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner Overnight: in Aguas Calientes at the hotel which included in the package.
- Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
- Accommodation: Hotel.
- Maximum Altitude: 2000 masl Minimum
- Altitude: 1600 masl
- Distance Travelled: 18km aprox.
Day 11: Aguas Calientes – Machu Picchu -Huayna Picchu-sun gate -Inka bridge-Ollantaytambo – Cusco.
Meals: Breakfast, Tour: Visit to Machu Picchu
After an early breakfast at your hotel, we take the bus up to Machu Picchu, arriving well before the majority of tourists. The name Machu Picchu translates as ‘Old Mountain’, in contrast to the nearby peak of Huayna Picchu which means “Young Mountain”. Constructed by the Inca Pachacutec in the 15th Century, it was mysteriously abandoned 100 years later during time of the Spanish conquest.
It is generally believed that it was never discovered by the Spanish and simply disappeared into the jungle, hidden from western eyes until it was “discovered” by Hiram Bingham in 1911. He arrived with the help of local people who knew of its existence, and indeed there was actually a family living and farming amongst the ruins. You will enjoy a tour of Machu Picchu led by a qualified English speaking guide before having some free time to explore the site by yourselves.
Your guide will lead you on a full exploration of the ruins – staircases, terraces, temples, palaces, towers, fountains and the famous sundial.In the afternoon, you will head back to Machu Picchu train station for the departure of your train. Constructed by the Inka Pachacutec in the 15th Century, it was mysteriously abandoned 100 years later during time of the Spanish conquest. It is generally believed that it was never discovered by the Spanish and simply disappeared into the jungle, hidden from western eyes until it was “discovered” by Hiram Bingham in 1911. He arrived with the help of local people who knew of its existence, and indeed there was actually a family living and farming amongst the ruins. You will enjoy a tour of Machu Picchu led by a qualified English speaking guide before having some free time to explore the site by yourselves.
Your guide will lead you on a full exploration of the archeological site – staircases, terraces, temples, palaces, towers, fountains and the famous sundial. Lovingly restored and fiercely protected Machu Picchu stands today as a testament to the skill and vision of the Inca builders. From simple dwellings through to elaborate astronomically aligned temples, your guide will give you an insight into this remarkable culture that once dominated most of South America land.
The site itself is vast and once your guide has shown you the highlights we suggest you take your time to wander and explore the quiet corners of this remarkable wonder of the world. In the afternoon, you will head back to Machu Picchu train station for the departure of your train. You will be met off the train and returned to your hotel in Cusco.
Day 12: End of the tour.
After breakfast you will be collected from your hotel to scort you back to the airport.
What is included?
- pick up and transfer from airport to hotel
- all pick ups from all ports or hotels
- entrance tickets to machupicchu
- buses up and down
- Pre-departure briefing: You will meet your guide and group in our office for an orientation . The meeting will be at 6:00 PM the evening before your trip begins.
- Transport: pick up from your hotel in the morning and transportation in a private vehicle to the starting point of the trek.
- English speaking tour guide ,
- Accommodation: based 3 stars hotel
- Medical kit: Our crew will bring a first-aid kit, including emergency oxygen bottle.
- Train tickets: From Cuzco to Aguas Calientes and viceversa . (subject to availability)
- Transport: Private transport from hotel to train station and viceversa
- 24-hour guest service: We have telephone service available 24 hours/day for ease of communication and preparation with the agency leading up to your trek.
- Walking Sticks: You can rent a set from our company if you would like.
- Last Day: Lunch and Dinner in Aguas Calientes.
- Personal clothing and gear
- Travel insurance
- Tips for our staff
- Additional costs or delays out of control of the management (landscape, bad weather condition, itinerary modification due to a safety concern, illness, change of government policy, political instability/strike, etc.)
- all meals which is not specified
- all entrances to inka sites