cusco & machu picchu tours

Cusco is Peru's "Historical Capital," and has been declared a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The iconic peaks of Machu Picchu have captured countless visitors who come to enjoy the mystery of the "Lost City." Come and explore the beauty of the city, steeped in Incan culture, and make your way through the Sacred Valley to feel the power and significance of Machu Picchu for yourself.

classic inca trail - 4 days

The Inca Trail to Machu Picchu is one of the world's most popular tours:  43Km full of the stunning combination of Inca ruins, beautiful landscapes, trails surrounded by magnificent mountains, and extraordinary ecological variety.

 

During this classic 4 day trek we cross three stunning passes and encounter many fascinating ancient sites.

​Itinerary, departing from Cusco City year-round except February:

  • Sacred Valley, Ollantaytambo & Wayllabamba

  • Dead Woman's Pass & Paqaymayu

  • Incan ruins & archaeological sites

  • Sun Gate to Machu Picchu


Included in this trip:

  • ​All transportation and transfers

  • ​Briefing and guide in English

  • ​All camping and kitchen supplies

  • ​Porter to carry all equipment and food

  • ​Guided tour in Machu Picchu

  • ​& more! Please request additional information if desired

 

The trek is rated moderate and any reasonably fit person should be able to cover the route.  It is fairly challenging nevertheless, and altitudes of 4200m are reached, so ensuring that you are well acclimatized is important.  If arriving from sea level, plan to spend at least two full days in Cusco prior to commencing the trek.  This should allow plenty of time for acclimatization and give you sufficient opportunity to visit the city of Cusco and nearby Inca ruins.  See Cultural Tours & Day Trips for some possible excursions. 

Adult $800 - Student $750

Adult $750- Student $700

Perfect for those short on time!  This hike travels along the final stretch of the famous Inca Trail.  Walk through tropical forests, passing the beautiful remains of the sacred Inca site of Winayhuayna to reach our final destination, Inti Punku or Sun Gate.


Walk approximately 7 hours through tropical forests and have your first view of the incomparable splendor of Machu Picchu, hidden in the forest for almost five centuries, and now South America's greatest travel destination.

We recommend this shorter trail for people who have a shorter travel schedule or those with physical limitations.

 

Itinerary, departing from Aguas Calientes year-round except February:

  • ​Day 1 - Pick up from hotel in Cusco, ascend to Winayhuayna, 4 hours total hiking to Sun Gate, bus ride back down to hotel in Aguas Calientes

  • ​Day 2 - Early morning bus ride up to Machu Picchu, 2 hour walking tour of ruins, several vantage points for views, bus and train back to Cusco

 

​Included in this trip:

  • Profesional English/Spanish guide 

  • All transportation and transfer

  • Entrance to Machu Picchu

  • ​Guided tour through Machu Picchu

  • ​Accommodation in Aguas Calientes

short inca trail - 2day
 

Salkantay Trek to Machu Picchu - 5 Days

This trek will take you beyond what you ever thought could be a part of your Inca Trail experience. The incredibly varied landscapes include icy glaciers, lush tropical forests and the remnants of the Inca culture, which will give you an insight on the ancient mountainside lifestyle. 


The Apu Salkantay  (Apu = mountain god) mountain is a sacred mountain of the Vilcabamba mountain range, which is located south of the Citadel of Machu Picchu and it is the tallest peak with 6,264 meters (20,551 ft) above sea level.

 

Itinerary, departing from Cusco City year-round except February:

  • Day 1 - Mollepata to Soraypampa

  • Day 2 - Continue to Huayracmachay and Chaullay

  • ​Day 3 - Continue to Sahuayaco and Santa Teresa

  • ​Day 4 - Hydroelectric zone, historical sanctuary, Aguas Calientes

  • ​Day 5 - 2 hour walking tour of Machu Picchu, hike to Huayna Picchu, bus back to Cusco


Our trek tour has been designed specifically to ensure everyone has a great time, regardless of their age, experience or fitness level. The best time to do this trek is during the dry season, from April to October.

 

​Included in this trip:

  • ​All transportation and transfers​

  • Professional English/Spanish guide

  • ​Camping equipment

  • Meals

  • ​Cook, horses to carry gear

  • ​Entrance to Machu Picchu

  • ​1 night hotel stay in Aguas Calientes

Starting at: Adult $620 - Student $580

Jungle Trek to Machu Picchu - 4 Days

If you are looking for an unforgettable adventure, the Jungle trek to Machu Picchu is one of the best options, capturing the majestic energy of Machu Picchu through ancient paths designed by the Incas, and guaranteed to give you an adrenaline rush.

​Itinerary, departing from Cusco City year-round except February:

  • ​Day 1 - Mountain biking from Cusco to Santa Maria, optional river rafting

  • Day 2 - Trekking from Santa Maria to Santa Teresa

  • Day 3 - Zip Lining (optional) and trekking from Santa Teresa to Aguas Calientes, visit coca and coffee farms

  • Day 4 - Hike to Machu Picchu, tour
     

During our journey you will have the chance to see recently discovered Inca paths, archaeological ruins, and amazing mountains that span from the Abra Malaga to the green valley near the Urubamba River.

 

Included in this trip:

  • All transportation and transfers

  • ​Gear, meals, bilingual guide

  • 2 nights in homestay, 1 night in hotel

  • ​Entrance to Machu Picchu

  • ​& more! Please request detailed information if desired

Adult $580 - Student $550

Choquequirao Trek -4 Days

Enjoy a trip that will take you to archaeological, environmental and cultural heritage sites. Choquequirao is a lost city where the Incas took refuge. It is located in the Valley of Vilcabamba, a beautiful region thick with rainforests. This archaeological site is considered as important as Machu Picchu.


The journey begins in Cusco. After trekking on both paved and dirt roads, we will reach the town of Cachora. We will be surrounded by beautiful landscapes and will also appreciate the flora and fauna of the Canyon of Apurimac, then we will reach the “Cradle of Gold” of the Incas.

 

Itinerary, departing from Cusco City year-round:

  • ​Day 1 - Leave Cusco, arrive in Cachora and begin hike with views of Wayna Cachora mountains, arrive to camp in Chiquisca, dinner and overnight stay (5-6 hour hike)

  • ​Day 2 - Begin hiking, lunch at Santa Rosa, continue on to Sunchupata for dinner and overnight stay (7-8 hour hike)

  • Day 3 - Ascend to Choquequiraw, guided tour of citadel and surrounding archaeological sites, descend back to Chiquisca camp

  • Day 4 - Descend to Capuliyoc Pass, reach Cachora. transfer back to Cuzco

 

Included in this trip:

  • All transportation, including pick-up from hotel

  • Horses and porters to carry the camping equipment, food and cooking equipment

  • Professional bilingual guide (English and Spanish)

  • Food: 3 Breakfasts, 3 Lunches, 3 Dinners

  • Tents

  • Chef

  • Private transport to Cachora (round-trip)

  • Entrance ticket to Choquequirao

$550 (price depending on group size)

Cultural Tours & Day Trips

Our cultural tours and day trips give you a taste of some of our favorite aspects of Peru: 

Starting at $35 (depending on the tour and group size)

 

Rainbow Mountain – Vinicunca

The Rainbow Mountain of Peru, also known as Vinicunca, is stunning and can be seen on the spectacular Ausangate Trek. The  Ausangate Mountain itself is considered a holy mountain (an or mountain spirit) by local Peruvians and is the deity of Cusco. Since pre-Inca times the mountain has been a place of worship and offerings and this tradition continues today.

Most trips that allow you to see the Rainbow Mountains require a trek of at least 6 days.  We have designed this hike so that it can be done as a day trip!

On this trek, you will see quaint villages, beautiful adobe style houses, and herds of llamas and alpacas. You will have magnificent views of the Ausangate Glacier (6,385 m / 20,945 ft), the highest mountain in the Cusco region. With uninterrupted beauty and solitude, this is a spectacular trip for trekkers who love a true outdoor adventure.

 

Itinerary:

We will pick you up early (3a.m.) from your Cusco hotel and set out on a drive through the South Valley. Once we reach the Inkintuyoc Bridge, we will have breakfast. We then start off on our hike, following a lovely stream. You will be immediately surprised by herds of alpacas and llamas. We will have consistent views of the Ausangate Mountain. We will hike through villages and interact with the local residents. We will stop for a box lunch along the trail.

Back on the trail, we encounter more of the traditional elements of this trek. We have the prospect of seeing chinchillas and vicunas. Vicunas are the only non-domesticated animal of the llama family in Peru. Many red mountains are also a highlight of this portion of the hike.

After a total hike of approximately 3 1/2 hours, we finally reach our destination we came to see: The Rainbow Mountains (5,020 m / 16,466 ft). After getting over the initial shock of its beauty, you will have time to explore the area. You will have time to take pictures and soak up the environment. At this point, it is time to go back down. We will hike downhill the way we came. The hike will take 3 hours. Our bus will be waiting for us when we return.

We will embark on the 3-hour drive back to Cusco and drop you off at your Cusco hotel. Approximate arrival time is 8pm.

Included in this trip:

  • ​Professional Bilingual English speaking tour guide (additional tour guide for groups of nine people or more)

  • ​Pick up from your hotel and transportation to Quesiuno

  • Return transportation from Quesiuno to your Cusco hotel

  • One continental breakfast, one box lunch

  • Entrance fee

  • Emergency oxygen tank and medical kit.

 

Not included:

  • Trekking poles

  • Tips

$80 per person

AUSANGATE 7 LAGOONS FULL DAY

 

Itinerary:

At 5 am we pick you up from the hotel and head out to the town of Paqchanta located 3 hours from Cusco, once we arrive, we will have an energetic breakfast and then we will begin to walk towards the beautiful lagoons of Ausangate.

We will have a 1-hour walk visiting several lagoons, we can also see birds, alpacas, llamas, many vizcachas and with luck you can see the Andean Condor after we see the 7 lagoons, we will have lunch. We will end the day having a relaxing hot spring of Ausangate. Ideal to relax the muscles of the body. To end our trip, we arrived at the city of Cusco about 6:30pm.

​Included in this trip:

  • ​Touristic transport round trip

  • ​Breakfast

  • Lunch

  • Entrance fee

 

$90 per person

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