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“beautiful” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Huchuy Qosco

Huchuy Qosco
Urb. Santa Rosa T1-B | San Sebastian, Cusco, Peru
+51 84 240847
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Ranked #40 of 89 Attractions in Cusco
Type: Ancient Ruins, Cultural
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Owner description: Huchuy Qosqo Trek: we are a reasonably-priced local travel company dedicated to bringing tourist services to the Cusco and Sacred Valley area. We are a group of professionals who decided to start Huchuy Qosqo Trek because we could not ignore the poverty and societal injustices that are a part of the daily lives in our community.
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2013

we booked the trek through amazontrail peru in advance for 2 days. we asked them if we could add macchu piccu and they organized everything for us. we were hiking for two days and slept in a tent in huchuy qosco. the whole trip was great, we had a really competent guide, our cook was fabulous, the views were great and it was fun sleeping in a tent, altough it got pretty cold (you need sleeping bags!). At the third day we went to Macchu PIccu, after they organized a private driver to take us from Ollantaytambo back to Cusco.
I can only recommand them, if you want a specialised tour, just ask!

Visited August 2013
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“Interesting tour... Worth it!!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2012 via mobile

I took a 3 day and 2 night tour to Huchuy Qosqo and Machu Picchu with inkatrail.com.pe.  I booked it online before arriving in Peru, and it was very well priced.

The treck to Huchuy Qosqo is nice, and it was a different experience for me.  The first day we walked 19 km and reached a height of 4,300 meters above sea level.  I have to admit at some points the walk was very difficult because of the altitude.  Nevertheless, our guide Santiago was very helpful and aware of our well being.  The treck down hill to get to Huchuy Qosqo is beautiful and worth the walk.

We reached the Huchuy Qosqo ruins and rested on the grass for a while before heading to the house where we would spend the night. The house was very rustic, and there was no hot water, but it was better than camping. There we had dinner, which was made by a local woman on a firewood chimney.  It was very delicious. My boyfriend was not feeling well because of the altitude, and the lady rubbed some herbs on his head, which made him feel better.  That night we slept in a very rustic room, and we had like four alpaca blankets to keep us warm.

The next morning we headed to the Huchuy Qosqo ruins for a two hour tour.  We were the only ones there.  The ruins were once the home of the Inca leader Pachacútec.  The site is very interesting and peaceful.  

After the tour of the ruins, we took a two hour hike to reach a small village so we could head out to Ollantaytambo to take the train to Aguas Calientes.  There we said bye to Santiago, our excellent tour guide, and continued to our second part of the tour, Machu Picchu.

I recommend this tour as an alternative to the Ica Trail.  Yet, you should take into consideration that it is a very difficult walk due to the altitude.  

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