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Cusco + Salkantay a Machupicchu Package 8D

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Cusco + Salkantay to Machupicchu Package 8D

This is one of our most popular package for passengers who have  time in Peru. This 8 day and 7 night package includes: Cusco, Sacred Valley and Salkantay to  Machu Picchu. These destinations are a must for all those visiting Peru and the Cusco Region.
Realize why Machu Picchu Exploring Peru has a good reputation. First of all we are a 100% Peruvian Agency based in Cusco Peru and We offer the very best service, using carefully 3 stars,4 stars and 5 stars hotels which are based on great Standards and the leaders in their category here in Cusco Region. When you arrive to Cusco you will be greeted by one of our representatives holding a sign with your name on it. After your arrival at your hotel you will meet your guide who will be given a pre-briefing. During our tours we look after our passengers every step of the way. There are no hidden surprises.

Yes – we included the train to Machu Picchu,as well the entrance fees to Machu Picchu and all the Trasportation.

Package Overview
Day 1:  Arrive Cusco & Cusco City Tour (Overnight Hotel Cusco).
Day 2: Sacred Valley of the Incas (Pisaq, Ollantaytambo & Chincheros)
Day 3: Start the Salkantay Trek – Mollepata – Soraypampa(Camping).
Day 4: Soraypampa – Chaullay (Camping).
Day 5: Chaullay – La Playa (Camping).
Day 6 : La Playa – Llactapata – Aguas Calientes (Overnight Aguas Calientes).
Day 7: Visit Machupicchu Full day (Overnight Cusco)
Day 8: Transfer Hotel to Airport or Terminal (End of the Service)

Itinerary

Day 0 : Evening Briefing In Cusco

Meet & greet with other guests where you receive important information for a great trekking experience.

Day 1 : Cusco City Tour (Overnight Cusco)

Upon arrival to Cusco Airport. Reception and transportation to the Hotel where you will receive an aromatic coca tea to stimulating for the height, will have the free morning to rest and also we suggest you have a light lunch in either your hotel or in one of the surrounded; in the afternoon we will depart on a City tour (entrance to the archaeological centers and museums including) we will visit the Main square, Cathedral, the Koricancha (temple of the sun) and in addition we will make a route bordering archaeological centers like Sacsayhuaman Fortress, Q’enko, Puka Pukara and Tambomachay, tour finishes 6:30pm approximately at the main square in order you can take dinner in one of the exquisite restaurants in the area, then overnight. (No meals included) .

Day 2: Sacred Valleu Of The Incas  (Pisaq – Ollantaytambo  & Chincheros )

Breakfast. You will be picked up at 8:15 am. Full day excursion to the Urubamba Valley visiting: the colorful Indian market in Pisac where a mixture of color and tradition will be able appreciated besides will have a good opportunity to try our bargain skills on the free time to interact with the local craftsmen to purchase their hand-made souvenirs. The Valley has a distance of 31 km (19 miles) of Cusco, and an altitude of 2,970 ms (9,700 p), Pisac is located to the entrance of the Sacred Valley and followed by Ollantaytambo, the older town continuously occupied of the American continent. The narrow streets of Ollantaytambo, along with their channels that have not varied from the time Inca, evoke their ancestral inheritance, lunch in a typical restaurant  and after we explore Ollantaytambo we will visit Chincheros and then back to Cusco .

Day 3 : Mollepata Trek Marcocasa  Trail  – Soraypampa.

We pick you up from your hotel and then we go the bus station and travel by bus for about 3 hours to Mollepata where we will have breakfast this first breakfast need to be order in a local restaurant in Mollepata. after that we take again the private transport until Marcocasa where is going to start our trek. A 3 hour walk will take us to Challacancha where we will have lunch with panoramic views of beautiful snow-capped mountains (Humantay; 4120m/13500ft and Salkantay; 6271m/20575ft) – just the start! We will begin our trek towards Soraypampa, our first campsite (3800 m/11750ft; the highest and coldest campsite of the trip) taking in the beautiful landscape along the way. as optional visit we will go to Humantay lake which is 1 hour walking from Soraypampa our first Campsite.
1ST DAY:Total distance: 15 km (approx.)
Estimated walking time: 7-8 hours
Maximum altitude point: 3,800 m (approx.)
Campsite altitude: 3,800 m (approx.)

Day 4: Soraypampa  -Chaullay or Collpampa 

We will have breakfast at around 5.30am and begin our walk to the highest pass on this trek (4650m/15200ft) located halfway between 2 huge mountains. Salkantay on the right and Tucarhuay on the left. From the pass, the views of the 2 snow-capped mountains are incredible. There is a possibility of snow here.
After a rest, we will continue our walk (downhill) through a dramatic cloud forest towards Huayra Punku, where we will have lunch. We hike again after lunch in the direction of the start of the jungle until we reach our second campsite, challay or Colcabamba (3000m/9800ft).
2ND DAY:Total distance: 19 km (approx.)
Estimated walking time: 8 – 9 hours
Maximum altitude point: 4,650 m (approx.)
Campsite altitude: 2,750 m (aprox.)

Day 5: Chaullay – La Playa Sahuayaco (Cloud Forest )

After breakfast, at 6.30am, we start trekking for the day through the upper jungle crossing the Lluskamayo River and a variety of little brooks to reach La Playa walking about 6 hours where we will Camp at a coffee plantation where we will learn about the process of the coffee so we will harvest,roast and ground the coffee as part of this trek . Today we will pass through valleys and have wonderful views of waterfalls, tropical fruits ,plants and as soon as we are at la playa place where we are going to camp at a coffee plantation, on the other hand the horses will go back to Mollepata. from here there are an optional thing to do so we can take a local bus to drive one hour to get santa teresa where we can enjoy the natural hots pring ( bus fares and entrance fees to the the natural hots pring is not included in this tour)
3RD DAY:Total distance: 16 km (approx.)
Estimated walking time: 6-7 hours
Maximum altitude point: 2750u (approx.)
Campsite altitude: 1,600 m (approx.)

Day 6: Llactapata – Hydroelectric Train StationT- Aguas Calientes 

We will have breakfast at 8 am and leave our campsite at la Playa we will walk for about 20 minutes to get to Lucmabamba. so wie will do the original Inca Trail trail of Llactapata from this place we can see Machu Picchu and Huayna Picchu from far, after we arrive to Hydroelectric where we are going to have our lunch then we continue walking, passing a variety of crop plantations, coca, banana we will be walking about two and half hours along the train road till reaching Aguas Calientes town where we will spend the night in a hostal.
In Aguas Calientes, you can take advantage of the thermal springs in the town (entrance 10 soles) a real treat after finishing the trek.
4TH DAY:Total distance: 12 km (approx.)
Estimated walking time: 5 – 6 hours
Maximum altitude point: 1,600 m (approx.)
Hostel(aguas calientes) altitude: 1,900 m (approx.)

Day 7: Aguas Calientes – Machupicchu

We wake up early morning about 4 am to then to 4:30 to have the breakfast and leave to walk up to machu picchu which takes
one and half hours up to machu picchu but there is another option to catch the first bus which leaves 5:30 to Machu Picchu (25-minutes long ) in order to appreciate the magnificent city as the sun is rising.
A walking tour (approximately 2 hours) is given by your Guide and after this you can explore the mysterious city by yourselves. If you still have energy you can also climb Huayna Picchu (2720m/8890 ft). It takes 45 minutes to reach the top.
You will meet your guide in Aguas Calientes (it can be reached by bus or on foot) to be given your train tickets back to Cusco or ollantaytambo . The first train usually leaves at 15.55 and we will arrive back in Cusco at about 20.20.or the second train which leaves 4:20 and goes to ollantaytambo where someone will be waiting for you with your guides name who will take you to take a bus to cusco .(Please let us know whether you would like to stay an extra night when booking your tour.)
5TH DAY:Total distance: 4 km (approx.)
Estimated walking time: 1- 2 hours
Maximum altitude point: 2,700m (approx.)

Day 9:

Transfer to the Airport or Terminal (End of the Service).

ADD ON THE NAZCA LINES, THE AMAZON RAINFOREST, COLCA CANYON, AND OTHER EXTENSION TOURS OR TREKS , LET US KNOW.

IMPORTANT NOTE:

  • Most people automatically assume that the weather is hot in South America, but because of the higher altitude in the Andes, the temperature can feel quite cold, especially at night. We recommend the use of a duffel bag or backpack, whichever is easiest for you to carry. A good size daypack is also essential.
  • All itineraries are subject to change due to circumstances beyond our control including, weather, road or trail conditions and flight schedules.
  • Train included in all tours is the Cerrojo-backpacker (Aguas calientes to Ollantaytambo) Train times will only be confirmed once full amount of tour is paid. The earliest train you could take is the 14:00 and being the 9:00 pm the last train. Machupicchu exploring Peru will organize the transport back to Cusco (by taxi or by bus).

Cost Details

Machupicchu Exploring Peru Includes:

HOTEL NIGHTS ( BREAKFAST INCLUDED ) (LODGING)

  • CUSCO: 03 nights Hotel .
  • SALKANTAY TREK: 03 nights Camping
  • AGUAS CALIENTES: 01 (Overnight in Aguas Calientes after the salkantay Trek)

CUSCO TOURS (INCLUDES TOURIST BUS , ENGLISH GUIDE .)

  • City Tour: Includes Tourist bus & English Guide (Tourist Attractions to see: Qoricancha,     Sacsayhuaman, Qenqo, Pucapucara, Tambomachay)
  • Sacred Valley of the Incas (Awanacancha, Pisaq, Ollantaytambo & Chincheros)

SALKANTAY TREK  5/D 4/N

  • Salkantay Trek English Guide
  • Cook in charge of all meal, Horses: To carry camping equipment, portable table and chairs, food, and kitchen/cooking equipment
  • Horse: To carry duffel bags and passenger Self-inflating Therm-a-rest mattresses (07 kilos per passenger)
  • Salkantay Permit along with Entrance to Machupicchu .
  • Camping Equipment 4 season tent(04ppl tent for 02ppl) & Self-inflating Therm-a-rest mattresses
  • Private Bus to km Mollepata, Return Tourist backpacker Train from Aguas Calientes to Ollantaytambo and Bus back to Cusco.
  • Meals: Breakfast (04), Lunch (04), Dinner (04), Morning Snack (04), Afternoon Snack (04)
  • Transfer .

Machupicchu Exploring Peru Dosent  Includes:

  • Domestic Flight Tickets from Lima – Cusco – Lima
  • International Airfares.(Please Give us Details of you Flight Tickets to pick you up from the airport) Flight Number & Company Name.)
  • All airport departure tax – Lima International Departure tax is approximately US$35 and Lima Domestic Departure tax is approximately US$8
  • Additional nights during the trip due to flight cancellations
  • Meal Budget : Allow approx. US$10 US$15 for every meal not included.
  • Tips for the guides, porters and other staff.
  • Lunch and dinner whilst staying at hotels. City tours of Cusco.
  • Alcoholic drinks, tickets for the hot springs at Aguas Calientes
  • Travel Insurance and things of a personal nature – laundry and telephone calls, personal taxis, souvenirs etc.
  • We will gladly arrange additional accommodation for you before or after your trip: In Lima/Cuzco/Machu Picchu.
  • Travel and health insurance.(bring copies with you please) Machupicchu Exploring Peru highly recommend to get an insurance of trip cancellation/interruption insurance to protect your travel investment. Included with your pre-departure package, bring your travel insurance to cover trip cancellation, interruption, baggage loss and delay, emergency medical evacuation insurance and emergency medical expense insurance. Machupicchu Exploring Peru will assist in obtaining all necessary documents for you to be refunded by your insurance company.
  • Any unexpected situations occurred during the journey and which are beyond our control, including changes in scheduling trains or flights, delays, strikes, cancellations, missed connections, etc.. shall be covered by the passenger as a whole. Also, if you for physical reasons of health cannot continue the trek or walk, and will need emergency evacuation then all charges incurred such as transportation, hotel, ambulance, doctors, medication, hospitalization, etc.. will be at passenger’s expense.

What You Need to Bring :

  • Original Passport (and some copies)
  • Travel insurance (and some copies)
  • Airline tickets (and some copies)
  • US$ cash and travellers cheques
  • Credit or debit card (see personal spending money)
  • Any entry visas or vaccination certificates required
  • Camera and films
  • Rechargeable batteries and adapters
  • Reading/writing material
  • Binoculars
  • Cover for backpacks
  • Pocketknife.
  • Fleece top
  • Windproof/waterproof jacket
  • Small towel and swim wear
  • shirts/t-shirts
  • Sun hat
  • 2 pairs of shorts
  • 2 pairs of long trousers *zipp off
  • 1 pair hiking pants/track pants
  • Hiking boots/ sturdy walking shoes
  • Knee-length socks (to be used with rubber boots, if provided at the jungle lodge)
  • Sport hiking sandals
  • Sun block
  • Sunglasses
  • Toiletries (biodegradable)
  • Watch or alarm clock
  • Water bottle
  • Purifying tablets or filter (Micropur recommeded)
  • Flashlight (head light recommended)
  • Money belt
  • Sleeping silk liner (for sleeping bags)
  • Wool hat, mitts or gloves (preferably waterproof)
  • Rain poncho, plastic bags for your personal stuff to keep dry
  • Sleeping bag (it can be hired form us )
  • Anti-inflammatory tablets (e.g. Ibuprofen)
  • Thermal underwear
  • Personal first-aid kit (should contain lip salve, Aspirin, Band Aids, anti-histamine, Imodium or similar tablets for mild cases of diarrhoea, re-hydration powder, extra prescription drugs you may be taking)
  • Money Exchange: Credit cards and debit cards are very useful for cash advances. Visa cards are the most widely accepted cards. While ATMs are widely available, there are no guarantees that your credit cards or debit cards will actually work in Peru. Check with your bank. You should be aware that to purchase products or services on a credit card a fee of 5%-10% usually applies. Do not rely on credit or debit cards as your only source of money. A combination of US$ dollar cash, travellers cheques and cards is best, although you will usually be charged a commission or given a less-favourable exchange rate for travellers cheques. Always take more rather than less.

CURRENCY EXCHANGE TIP: Please be advised that slightly torn notes, notes that have been heavily marked or are faded may be difficult to exchange. It is best to bring notes in fairly good condition, in denominations lower than 100 US$ (or equivalent).
Note: that common clothing, batteries, film, medications, and such toiletries as toothpaste, toothbrush, toilet paper, deodorant and feminine hygiene items are available in Peru. It is best to bring from home such items as prescription meds, eyewear and care, extra large clothing, shoes, unusual film and camera batteries. Also note that most digital camera memory cards can be downloaded and burned onto a CD in internet cafes in any large city.
Climate
Rain is possible at any time of year, especially in high mountains and cloud forest, and one should always be prepared. The climate in sites we will visit is as follows:
Cuzco: days are warm if sunny, slightly chilly if cloudy. Nights are cold in Cuzco.
Lima: warm to hot days, cool evenings, almost never any rain. Often overcast.
Inca Trail: variable depending on altitude, from hot to very cold, with rain always a possibility.
Machu Picchu: lower and warmer than Cuzco, with rain possible all year round. In Aguas Calientes/Machupicchu, at lower altitude, temperatures are usually warmer though warm clothes are still recommended at night.
Puno: days are warm if sunny, slightly chilly if cloudy. Nights are cold in Puno.
Baggage
For your international flights, please check with your airline. Within Peru, you are allowed 20 kilos (44 lbs) of checked baggage, as well as one carry-on and another small, purse-like item. The carry-on size regulations are the same as international carry-on size regulation.

Fixed Departure Dates

Cusco + Salkantay a Machupicchu Package 8 Days 2016 – 2017

GROUP SERVICE: From 02-ppl US$ per person. From 03-ppl US$ per person. From 04-ppl US$ per person. From 05-ppl US$ per person. From 06-10ppl US$. you can leave any day you suit.

To Book: we need you to send us the filled out booking form as well sent the 30 % the total price per person by Paypal or Western Union .

ALL DEPARTURES 100% GUARANTEED AND WE LEAVE WITH 02 PEOPLE MINIMUM.

ENERO 2017: 1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10,11,12,13,14,15,16,17,18,19,20,21,22,23,24,25,26,27,28,29,30
FEBRUARY 2017: Upon Request (Private service only)
MARCH 2017: 1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10,11,12,13,14,15,16,17,18,19,20,21,22,23,24,25,26,27,28,29,30.
APRIL 2017: 1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10,11,12,13,14,15,16,17,18,19,20,21,22,23,24,25,26,27,28,29,30.
MAY 2017: 1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10,11,12,13,14,15,16,17,18,19,20,21,22,23,24,25,26,27,28,29,30.
JUNE 2017: 1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10,11,12,13,14,15,16,17,18,19,20,21,22,23,24,25,26,27,28,29,30.
JULY 2017: 1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10,11,12,13,14,15,16,17,18,19,20,21,22,23,24,25,26,27,28,29,30.
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OCTOBER 2017: 1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10,11,12,13,14,15,16,17,18,19,20,21,22,23,24,25,26,27,28,29,30.
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JANUARY 2018: 1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10,11,12,13,14,15,16,17,18,19,20,21,22,23,24,25,26,27,28,29,30.

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