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The Premium Wild Andes Quillatambo Inca Trail - Cusco to Machu Picchu (5D/4N)

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Day 1: Cusco - Zurite

Stop At: Complejo Arqueologico Chinchero, Chinchero Peru
Total Distance for the day: 7km/4.3 miles
App. walking time: 4hrs

Leaving Cusco early in the morning we will go to Chinchero, a small village in the Sacred Pampa where the locals speak mostly Quechua, the language of the Incas. There you will see a weaving demonstration that has been unchanged for a thousand years and you will tour the archaeological site there for another hour and a half.
Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes

Stop At: Templo de la Luna, Cusco Peru
From Chinchero we will drive through an area with great views. We will have a lunch in Zurite and then continue to Quillarumiyoc, also known as the Temple of the Moon. We will have a tour of this important archeological site.
Duration: 4 hours

Stop At: Qhapaq Ñan - Inka Trail, Acomayo Province, 08545, Peru
Then we start hiking through the Qapac Ñan trail portion on the way to Zurite (small Incan/Colonial village; well-known for its long Inca terraces and temples).
Duration: 2 hours

Meals included:
• Lunch: Lunch in Zurite; all the meals are nutritious and vegetarian options are available

• Dinner: Mix of traditional and contemporary food

Accommodation included: Home stay in a house that is full of history from the Colonial and Republican period, where we'll enjoy a nice dinner.

Day 2: Zurite - Rumi Q'hawarina (AmaruWatana)

Stop At: Inca Trail, Machu Picchu Peru
Distance: 12km/7.4 miles
Appr. walking time: 8hrs

After a hearty breakfast we leave Zurite and head towards Amaruwatana camp. The walk will take us through Qente Qentiyoc (the Hummingbird temple), where we can visit and admire this archaeological Inca site. Following the ancient path all the way to the top of our first pass at 4,450 meters, where we will have a dramatic view of both mountain ranges, Vilcabamba and Vilcanota. From here we start walking down on the way to our first camp in the Sambor valley where we will spends the night.
Duration: 8 hours

Meals included:
• Breakfast: Hearty Breakfast in Zurite
• Lunch
• Dinner
Accommodation included: Camping in the Sambor Valley

Day 3: Rumi Q’hawarina (AmaruWatana) - Ancascocha

Stop At: Inca Trail, Machu Picchu Peru
Total walking distance: 14m/8.6 miles
Appr. walking time: 5hrs

Early in the morning after breakfast, we trek for 2 hours to get to our second pass (4650m); from there we have fantastic views of the rock formations below us. Sometimes it´s possible to see: Andean ibis, herons, torrent ducks, caracaras, eagles and foxes. After 2 hours we arrive to a nice highland valley, a place named Qenqo Mayu, or Zigzag River, where glacier water flows through the valley. Our lunch will be at the end of the river, and after lunch we will continue downhill and follow the ancient trail, which goes on a little uphill section which leads us to our campsite in a community called Ancascocha. We will arrive to our campsite around 4pm near to a large glacier mount and glacier stream where we will camp. If we arrive on time there is an optional hike to the laguna - it is just a one hour round trip.
Duration: 6 hours 30 minutes

Meals included:
• Breakfast
• Lunch
• Dinner
Accommodation included: Campsite in the community Ancascocha

Day 4: Ancascocha - Ollantaytambo

Stop At: Inca Trail, Machu Picchu Peru
Distance: 14m/8.6 miles
Appr. walking time 5hrs

After eating breakfast and breaking camp we start hiking down the Silque Canyon, we will descend by way of the narrow canyon, following a stream that will gradually get bigger. We can observe tall granite walls on the sides of the canyon, populated by a large variety of orchids and bromeliads, filling the environment with magnificent colors when they bloom. We continue on the trail making zigzags. After crossing many little bridges we will reach the community of Camicancha, where we stop in a nice volcanic rock area, with magnificent views of mount Veronica, the snow-capped mountain. From here we are very close to the Chilca community where we finish our trek. We
Duration: 5 hours

Stop At: Ollantaytambo Village, Pueblito DE Rumira a 2.5km DE Ollantaytambo Trayecto Hacia, Camino Incaico, Ollantaytambo 08675, Peru
A vehicle will transfer us to Ollantaytambo. We are going to have chance to visit the only Inca living city in South America. In Ollantaytambo we'll spent the night in a three star hotel.
Duration: 1 hour

Meals included:
• Breakfast
• Lunch
Accommodation included: Three star hotel in Ollantaytambo

Day 5: Ollantaytambo - KM104 - Machu Picchu - Cusco

Stop At: Inca Trail, Machu Picchu Peru
Pick up from your hotel in Ollantaytambo at 06:00 am. After an hour and 10 minutes on the Expedition train, we arrive at kilometer 104 at (6,927ft) of the Machu Picchu trainway. Here we begin the hike and pass by the first checkpoint. We begin a progressive climb (around 1600f) for approx. three hours to the magnificent archaeological site of Wiñayhuana. After lunch we continue the hike direct to the Sun Gate (9,007ft), where you will have the first view of Machu Picchu in all its majestic and monumental presence! After enjoying the view, we walk downhill to the Inca citadel.
Duration: 7 hours

Stop At: Santuario Historico de Machu Picchu, Machu Picchu Peru
Once there we will be inside of one of the most important and energetic centers in the world “Machu Picchu” in all its splendor. A two and a half hours guided tour will take you into the fascinating history and places that you will never forget.

Free time to explore Machupicchu by your own and take photos before we head down to Aguas Calientes. Free time for dinner In Aguas Calientes. You will return in the Expedition train to Ollantaytambo (Around 19:00) and board our private minivan to Cusco.
Duration: 3 hours

Meals included:
• Breakfast
• Lunch: Packed lunch
No accommodation included on this day.
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