LIMA ARRIVAL (D)
Welcome to the city of kings! Upon your arrival a View Latin America representative will warmly greet you at the arport, and then proceed to transfer you to your selected accommodation. On the way, your itinerary will be review and all the questions you may have answered.
By the evening once you have settle and rested in your lush room, you will be taken to a fine restaurant to try on the delicious Peruvian astronomy that will fill your senses and delete your taste buds. When you have finished you will be taken back to your hotel for you to rest of a peaceful night of sleep.
WELCOME TO CUSCO – SACRED VALLEY (L, D)
Upon your arrival, you will be immediately welcome by your expert guide and then start your journey towards the blissful Sacred Valley. The perfect location to accustomed yourself and acclimatize to the high altitude of Cusco. Our first stop will be at the peculiar village of Pisac where we will visit the traditional Market that remains busy specially on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Sundays.
This market has been a trading point from the local since ancient time, as they use to trade their various products between the different communities of the Sacred Valley. Nowadays, beautiful products such as blankets and clothing made of alpaca or sheep wool can be found, along stunning pieces of silver and jewelry. It is definitively the perfect opportunity to purchase some souvenirs and practice your bargain skills. By the afternoon you will be taken to enjoy a delightful lunch prepared with organic ingredients grown in the area. After you have rested, we will continue towards Ollantaytambo, where we will visit in detail this cobblestone and Inca city.
Your guide will take the lead and explain everything in regard of the complex that has the same name as the town, a fortress construction that was not destroyed by the conquer and remained still. Once we have finished with the excursion you will be taken back to your accommodation in the dazzling Sacred Valley. By the evening, we have made arrangements for your dinner at an exclusive restaurant. When you finished you will return to your hotel as the rest of the evening is yours to rest and enjoy it at your leisure.
MARAS & MORAY HORSEBACK RIDING (B, L)
After you have enjoyed a delicious breakfast, we will start with our enticing program as we start our way towards the Ranch!
Upon our arrival, you will be able to meet your companion of the day… your horse.
Your expert guide will provide a short briefing on safety and basic horseback riding instructions before we head towards our first stop the Salt mines of Maras. Once there, we will be introduced into the technique of collecting the salt by hand and appreciate the various products they’ve created based on salt. Then, we will move to the village of Maras to check on one of the very first churched built in Peru the San Francisco de Asis church and we continue on the route we will come in front of the stunning views of the snowcapped peak that we will take as an advantage and set our picnic lunch witnessing the landscapes before departing towards Moray. This incredible site used to be an agricultural laboratory during the Inca empire, of course your knowledgeable guide will give further explanation on the matter. Once we have accomplished our visit, we will return to then ranch and then you will be transfer back to your luxury hotel to enjoy the rest of the day at your leisure.
CUSCO – SORAYPAMPA - SOYROCOCHA (L, D)
To commence with adventure today, we must arise early as we will pick you up after you have enjoyed breakfast at your hotel (or perhaps you have asked for a box breakfast to enjoy on the way). We will start our journey towards Soraypampa town (3920 mts/12860 ft) passing by Mollepata town (2803 mts/ 9196.2 ft) during a 2.5-hour ride, from there we will witness an impressive sight of snow-capped mountains that will accompanied us on the way until shortly arriving to Soraypampa.
Our expert guide will then explain what it would take for us to reach the stunning Humantay Lake, that in total will be a round trip hike of 3 hours, and on the way back we will need to faster your pace in order to return to the campsite. Walking through an ethereal valley for about 3.5 hours, we will be able to appreciate the snow-capped mountains that surrounded the valley. Be marvel by the presence of the impressive Salkantay (6271 mts/ 20574.2 ft) and Humantay (5862 mts/ 19232.3 ft), both Apus which means guardians on the Incan ancient times.
We recommend you to captures this precious moment with plenty of photos. After that, we will head towards Salkantaypampa (4154 mts/ 13628.6 ft) where our delicious lunch will be already awaiting us. As we hike for another 2.5 hours, we will finally arrive to our luxury campsite of the night at Soyrococha (4480 mts/14698.2 ft). Before dinner, you will want to take benefit of a hot shower, followed by a massage session to ease the tension of your muscle and relax you.
After your treatment, the dinning tent will be awaiting you with a delightful dinner prepared by our chef. Once you are ready, you can step into your bedroom tent and rest peacefully surrounded by pure nature.
● Trek starting time: 09:30 am
● Arrival to campsite: 17:00 pm
● Minimum altitude: Soraypampa Town – 3920 masl/ 12860.9 ft.
● Maximum altitude: Soyrococha campsite – 4480 masl/14698.2 ft.
● Distance covered: 7 kms/4.4 mls (6 hours walking approx.)
● Difficulty: Moderate to Challenging.
● Meals included: Snacks, lunch, tea time and dinner.
SOYROCOCHA – SALKANTAY PASS – COLLPAPAMPA (B, L, D)
● Wake-up time: 05:30 am
● Trek starting time: 07:00 am
● Arrival to campsite: 17:30 pm
● Minimum altitude: Collpapampa campsite – 2870 masl/ 9416.0 ft.
● Maximum altitude: Salkantay Pass – 4638 masl/15216.5 ft.
● Distance covered: 17 kms/10.6 mls (9 hours walking approx.)
● Difficulty: Challenging.
● Meals included: Breakfast, snacks, lunch, tea time and dinner.
To embark on our second day of hiking, after you have enjoyed a nourishing breakfast to renew your energy.
Our first accomplishment of the day will be walking for about 1.5 hours until we reach the Salkantay Pass (4638 mts/ 15216.5 ft). Upon arrival will be granted by the magnifencent presence of the Salkantay snowcapped mountain (6271 mts/ 20574.2 ft), to celebrate this incredible accomplishment on the hike we will make a toast. Cheers!
As our journey continues, we will be discovering stunning views along the path, also please note that if you would like to visit Salkantaycocha another turquoise lagoon it will take about an hour back and forth, it offers a gorgeous scenery. As we keep walking we might encounter mosquitos as the vegetation transforms into a thicker one, until we approach Wayracmachay (3906 mts/ 12814.9 ft) after a 3.5 hours. A delicious gourmet lunch with fresh beverages will be waiting for you in order to regain the strength needed to complete the day. Finally, we will continue on the way for a few more hours until reaching our luxury campsite for the night at Collpapampa (2870 mts/ 9416.0 ft). Once there, you will once again be able to soak your muscle in a hot shower followed by your soothing massages, and then you will be ready to be delighted by your dinner, before retiring to your bedroom tent to rest and enjoy a peaceful night of sleep.
COLLPAPAMPA – LLUSCAMAYO – PLAYA SAHUAYACO (B, L, D)
An early arise await you as you awake refresh, take a hot shower to relax your muscle before it is time to enjoy a delicious breakfast. Afterwards, we will be ready to being our journey passing by the villages of Wiñaypoco (2650 mts/ 8694.2 ft) and Lluscamayo (2420 mts/ 7939.6 ft), learning more of the ancient lifestyle. To complete the day, we will then arrive to Playa Sahuayaco (2100 mts/ 6889.8 ft) where our campsite is already settle and the delightful gourmet lunch is ready to be served.
Afterwards you will have some time to rest, take a hot shower and a massage session to soak up your muscles and relax. By the afternoon, you will be taken on a private tour through the coffee plantation the perfect opportunity to interact with the local farmers and practice your Spanish. Later, we will return to the campsite to indulge in a delicious dinner and also the perfect opportunity to make a toast as it is the last evening along the team in order to celebrate this wonderful experience and thank the effort of all the staff.
● Wake-up time: 05:45 am
● Trek starting time: 08:30 am
● Arrival to campsite: 13:30 pm
● Minimum altitude: Playa Sahuayaco campsite – 2100 masl/ 6889.8 ft.
● Maximum altitude: Collpapampa campsite – 2870 masl/ 9416.0 ft.
● Distance covered: 15 kms/9.3 mls (5 hours walking approx.)
● Difficulty: Easy to Moderate.
● Meals included: Breakfast, snacks, lunch, tea time and dinner.
PLAYA SAHUAYACO – LLAQTAPATA - AGUAS CALIENTES (B, L, D)
We hope you have enjoyed this experience and ravishing time. We must rise at 5 am, to have enough time to warm up with a nourishing breakfast, and then continue and accomplished the larger portion of the trek.
Firstly, we will then be transfer in a private vehicle towards Lucmabamba (2062 mts/ 6765.1 ft) after 20 min. Upon arrival we will be on the original Inca Trail track that today we will have the opportunity of discover and explore, we will walk uphill until reaching the site of Llaqtapata (2736 mts/ 8976.4 ft).
Once we have arrived and encounter a stunning view of the Llaqtapata Lodge Viewpoiint (2570 mts/ 8431.8 ft), our gourmet lunch cooked with fruits and vegetable that grow on the Sacred Valley will be already awaiting us. From here, the sight of the Veronica Mountain is impressive and so the Volcanota River. Afterwards, we must keep on our journey this time towards the Hydroelectric train station (1771 mts/ 5810.4 ft) where we will have some time to rest and stretch our legs, before continuing on the train track for the following 3 hours until we finally reach Aguas Calientes, enjoy the lush and diverse vegetation on this area that decorates our walk.
Upon your arrival into Aguas Calientes (2070 mts/ 6791.3 ft) at the end of this wonderful excursion, you will be taken to your previously selected accommodation. Once you had settled at your hotel and coordinated with your guide the pick-up time for the following day, it’s time for a well-deserved dinner (included with your accommodation) and to have a restful sleep in your luxurious room.
AGUAS CALIENTES - MACHU PICCHU - AGUAS CALIENTES – CUSCO (B, L)
The day has arrived, we hope you have lots of energy to make the most of your time at the wonderful World Wonder of Machu Picchu. You will take the bus in order to breach the citadel. It is a short 30-minute journey. During the peak seasons between April to July, queues may be a little longer than usual but we assure the wait will be worth it!
You will be given an in depth tour as you wander the premises of this destination. Ask every question that you have, as your guide will be more than happy to answer. Discover the theories and secrets of this impressive citadel and its enclosures. Afterwards, you will some time at your leisure to get lost and captures theses precious moments with many photos. In honor to celebrate your time at Machu Picchu, a scrumptious lunch at the Belmond Sanctuary Lodge which is of course included with the program.
Once you have digested your lunch, you may want to take the bus back to Aguas Calientes, it will be 30 roughly minutes. Feel amazing as you board the exclusive Pullman wagon, which will take you back to Poroy train station.
Once you arrive at Poroy train station, a View Latin American representative will be present to make sure that you board your private transportation and promptly arrive back at your hotel in Cusco. The journey will take about 40 minutes of the road.
● Pick up time: 07:00 am
● Tour starting time: 08:00 am
● Arrival to Cusco: 21:56 pm
● Minimum altitude: Aguas Calientes Town – 2070 masl/6791.3 ft.
● Maximum altitude: Machu Picchu citadel – 2430 masl/ 7972.4 ft.
● Difficulty: Easy.
● Meals included: Breakfast and lunch
CUSCO WALKING TOUR & BAR CRAWL (B, L, D)
Today we will have the opportunity to stroll the cobblestones streets of Cusco, after having the morning free at your leisure.
By the early afternoon you will be pick and escorted firstly to the Main Square where your expert guide will offer your details about the history and architecture behind the Cathedral and important buildings that round the plaza. After that, we will move to the next square call Regocijo follow by the San Francisco Convent, while your knowledge about the Peruvian conquest and about the Incas increase.
Our last but not least stop will be at the cheerful San Pedro Market where you will walk by its different stall that offer various products, after the explanation given by your guide you will have some time your leisure which will be the perfect opportunity to purchase some souvenirs and keep practicing your bargain skills.
By the evening, we have a special program to enjoy of the nightlife in Cusco, as we will visit 3 well known establishments in the city. Over the course of the evening you will learn about the history and various grape strains involved on the Pisco making as we begin at Pachapapa where you will taste your first cocktail based on Pisco, then we will move toward an Asian mixed inspired restaurant called Kion where you will receive an explanation on the grape strains that are commonly used on the elaboration of Pisco and the areas where this grow. Lastly, we will head to Calle del Medio to enjoy of one last drink based on Pisco of course accompanied by some snacks. As we want to enjoy your last evening in Cusco, we have made a special reservation for your dinner to enjoy this sparkling night with a sparkling view.
CUSCO – PUNO (B, L)
Today we must arise early as after you have enjoyed breakfast, your View Latin America representative will transfer you to the train station for you to board the luxury wagon that will take you to Puno.
This fascinating ride will enchant you since the beginning as you will cross part of the Altiplano this famous and wide plateau that extend over Peru, Bolivia, Argentina, and Chile territory. During the rise you will appreciate Andean flora and fauna as well as llamas and alpacas.
The train will make a stop on the highest point at La Raya (4319masl) for you to capture this moment with photos of the stunning and golden landscape.
Upon your arrival, you will be transfer to your lush hotel with views of the precios Titikaka Lake, the rest of this evening is yours to relax and adjust to a higher altitude in Puno (3,827masl).
KAYAK IN TITICACA LAKE (B, L)
After you have enjoyed a nourishing breakfast at your hotel, we will then pick you up to start with our adventure today. We will transfer you to Esteves Port, and once there you will be provided with the necessary and safety equipment. When everything has been organized your professional guide will give you a shot briefing on safety measures and basic paddling instructions.
After that you will be ready to hop on the Kayak and start paddling into the vast Lake.This activity allows you to appreciate the Lake from different eyes, as you navigate further into the Lake we might be able to get a glimpse of the stunning snowcapped mountain located on the Bolivian side. As we keep on paddling, we will reach the last portion of this adventure as we start making our way to one of the Uros Island.
On the way, we will watch the biodiversity that the lake shelters such as birds and river fishes. Furthermore, we will encounter a funny looking rock island, before we reach the Uros island. Once there the locals will welcome you and show you their houses and boats made entirely of Totora reed, and you will be able to learn more of their ancient lifestyle. After this heartwarming experience we will paddle back to the Port, once there you will be transfer to your hotel
Today, after you have enjoyed your delicious breakfast and at the most suitable time a View Latin America representative will be waiting for you to transfer you to the Juliaca airport to catch your flight back to Lima to connect with your international flight home.