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Cusco To Machu Picchu Women’s Adventure

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Highlights of Cusco To Machu Picchu Trip

  • Visit religious and cultural ruins of the Inca civilization.
  • Learn about Spanish colonial history.
  • Trace the path of the ancient Inca civilization.
  • Visit colorful markets.
  • Explore the sacred valley with its ruins and vibrant Andean culture.
  • Walk along a part of the Inca trail to the protected site of Machu Picchu, one of the world’s most remarkable archaeological wonders.

Departure dates

*Personalized departure dates available. We recommend 2 nights pre stay in Lima

Trip Length 7 days/6 nights
Start/Finish Cusco/Cusco
Walk Rating Moderate to Challenging
Included All breakfasts, most lunches, most dinners.
Hotels Luxury
Price $3,250
Single Supplement Upon request

PLAN A TRIP

This is a sample itinerary using deluxe accommodations. We can tailor this trip to your choice of hotels and desired length of stay. Contact us for pricing and details. info@eviactive.com

DAY 1 CUSCO

Our guides greet you at the airport in Cusco and transfer you to your hotel. The morning is at your leisure to acclimatize to the high altitude.* Our tour begins after lunch with a short orientation followed by a drive to the impressive site of Tambomachay, the site of ritual baths and the Temple of the Water. You will enjoy and a short downhill walk to the old Inca fortress of Sacsayhuaman, the scene of the last battle between the Incas and the Spanish. Later in the evening, we will take a short walk to dinner at a local restaurant specializing in Peruvian cuisine.

The walk: 5 km/3.2 miles downhill
Accommodations: Casa Andina (D)

DAY 2 CUSCO

After breakfast, our Peruvian guides take you on a walking tour of Cusco and acquaint you with the history and culture of this ancient city. Explorations take you over the cobbled streets as you visit both the Inca and Spanish Colonial cultural and religious sites within the city. We visit the city centre, the old Spanish cathedral, and conclude in the shopping and restaurant area of San Blas. Enjoy lunch with our guide who will help you choose special Peruvian dishes. The remainder of the afternoon is on your own. Choose between exploring the shops of San Blas and transferring back to the hotel for some leisure time.

The walk: 5 km./3.2 miles
Accommodations: Hotel Casa Andina (B, L)

DAY 3 SACRED VALLEY

Depart for the Sacred Valley. Visit the colorful and lively markets of either Pisac or Chinchero. We will stop to visit local weavers, learn about the 2,000 year old weaving techniques of the Incas, and the importance to contemporary Andean culture. http://www.textilescusco.org/eng/index.htm

We will enjoy lunch together at a specially chosen restaurant. In the afternoon, we visit a ceramic seminario where you can see finished products of pre-Columbian ceramic replicas.

The walk: Variable
Accommodations: Hotel Sol y Luna (B, L, D)

DAY 4 SACRED VALLEY

Hike from the Maras Salt Mines down into the Sacred Valley. Explore the Inca Fortress at Ollantayambo, a massive stone structure, perfectly sculpted into the mountain side by ancient Incan craftsman. After hiking through the ruins, we take a walking tour of the quaint Peruvian town below and enjoy a short visit to one of the most beautiful towns in the Sacred Valley, with its cobblestone streets and town square. Afternoon at leisure.

The walk: 6.4 km/4 miles
Accommodations: Hotel Sol y Luna (B, L, D)

DAY 5 AGUAS CALIENTE

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Say good-bye to the Sacred Valley and take in the scenery during the train ride up to marker 104. Hike the ancient stones and stairs of the Inca trail. Enter Machu Picchu through the “Gate of the Sun” and take in the awe inspiring view. Take a guided tour of the ancient outpost for the Inca Royalty. Marvel over the intricate stonework of the Inca’s lost city and learn about the special astrological symbols.

For those who do not get a permit for the Inca trail or prefer an easier option, we will continue on the train from marker 104 to the river-side town of Aguas Calientes. Upon arrival, we will check into our hotel, unpack, and enjoy lunch. We then board the bus to Machu Picchu and hike up to Intipunku to meet the rest of the group. Lunch served at the Sanctuary Lodge upon your arrival in Machu Picchu.

The walk: 9 km/5.6 miles
Accommodations: Inkaterra Machu Picchu (B, L, D).

DAY 6

Meet with your guide at breakfast and take an early morning tour of Machu Picchu or take a short hike to the cloud forest to explore ancient Inca pathways. Farewell lunch at the Inkaterra followed by a late departure for the train station and onto Cusco on the Vistadome Train. Our return to Cusco is late due to the length of the train ride. We suggest that you snack on the train on the way back.

The walk: Variable
Accommodations: Casa Andina (B, L)

DAY 7

After breakfast, we provide complimentary transfers to the airport throughout the morning depending on the time of your departing flight. (B)

NOT INCLUDED IN PRICING: International and internal airfares not included. Trip insurance (highlight recommended), personal purchases, gratuities for guides and drivers.

B= breakfast included, L=lunch included, PicL=picnic lunch included, D=Dinner included
All bookings through Garth Allen Marksted Travel, Quebec Licensee.

* Important Note: In order to preserve the environment, permits for the Inca trail are limited and are issued on a first-come, first-serve basis. We recommend booking at least 120 days in advance in order to obtain a permit.

* Personalized Departure Dates: We can customize any of our trips to begin on a date that is convenient to you. Supplemental charges may apply.

Single supplement: $800