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Cusco – Peru

SUMAQ Expeditions

Sumaq Expedition tourist tour.

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Tour Type: Overnight tour by train
Good For: Everyone, done in small groups or privately
Difficulty: No trekking, but lots of walking around the ruins
Highlights: Pisaq market, Pisaq ruins, Ollantaytambo fortress and Machu picchu
Language: All our tours are done in English only. If you need a Spanish tour, it must be booked privately and done at the initial booking.
Group size: Min 2 – Max 8 participants

Itinerary

Day 1: Cusco – Alpaca Farm – Pisaq Market – Pisaq Inca – Ollantaytambo – Train To Aguas Calientes
We will pick you up from any hotel in Cusco at either 7 or 8 a.m., depending on what train you take back, after your tour. You and your tour guide will take our private transportation to the first stop, the Awanacancha Alpaca farm. Here, you will see the traditional animals of the Incas: llamas, alpacas, viñuna, and guanaco. Your guide will give you background information, show you a potato display and a textile center, showing how the wools are woven and colored. Good quality alpaca wool will be for sale. Then, we’ll drive to El Mirador del Valle Sagrado, the Sacred Valley Lookout Point, for amazing views and photos. Following, we will visit the famous Pisaq Market, where women come down from the Andean villages to sell their textiles and vegetables. The market is open every day, but is busiest on Sundays, Tuesdays and Thursdays. After the visit to the market, we will continue the journey up to the Pisaq Inca Archeological site, located on top of Pisaq Mountain in the Sacred Valley. Your tour guide will take you to the most impressive spots. Then, we will drive along the valley for about 45 minutes, until we reach Urubamba, where we will stop for lunch. You will have an amazing selection of fresh dishes, served buffet-style. After lunch, we will drive to Ollantaytambo, where the second heaviest Inca monoliths are to be found. The ruins have an amazing Temple of the Sun, Moon, and The Temple of the 10 Niches. This living Incan town displays narrow walkways, lined with water channels. If your departing train is at 7 p.m., you will have time to explore more of the town and enjoy dinner. If your departing train is at 3:36 p.m., you will need to head to the train station and catch your train to Aguas Calientes, where you may have dinner there (the train schedule will depend on how far in advance you are booking and/or the availability of the train.) The train trip to Aguas Calientes is just under two hours, descending into the Cloud Forest, where you will see orchids, bromeliads and ferns. Our representatives will meet you just outside the train station, upon arrival and lead you to your hotel.
Hotel: La Cabaña or similar
Tour Type: Historical and cultural, the tour is done by our private van
Meals: Included.
Highlights: Alpaca farm visit, Pisaq Inca Archeological site, Pisaq Market, Ollantaytambo town and archeological site, personalized service

What includes?

Included
Professional Guides: All of our guides studied English and tourism at Cusco National University. They all grew up in this region and have a true passion to teach others about their heritage. They are fun yet professional, and will ensure you are safe and happy.

Hotel: We include a 3 star Hotel in Aguas Calientes. Most often, it is La Cabana Hotel, based on availability. This hotel can be upgraded to any hotel in the town for the price difference. It is also possible to book this tour without a hotel for $50 off our listed price (per person). Our price is based on rooming two people per room. There is a $50 surcharge for a single room at La Cabana (prices vary by hotel).

Transportation: All your transportation is included in this trek. You will be picked up directly from your hotel around 8 a.m. to begin this tour. There will have time to enjoy dinner in Ollantaytambo before taking the 7 p.m. expedition train to Aguas Clients. The train returning to Ollantaytambo is again, expedition class. Upgrades to the Vistadome are available for $75 per person, one way, or $125 per person, round-trip. Once you arrive at the train station, you will be brought back to your hotel in Cusco. Your round trip bus ticket from Aguas Clientes to Machu Picchu is also included.

Train Tickets: Train tickets are in Expeditions tourist class. Your train from Ollantaytambo to Aguas Calientes will be at 7:00 pm and from Aguas Calientes to Ollanatyatmbo at 4.20 pm. If you are interested in upgrading to the Vistadome train, it will be $75 one way and $125 round trip. These train times will be 3.37 pm from Ollantaytambo and 4.43 pm from Agaus Calientes to Poroy.

Meals: During the Sacred Valley tour, we will stop for lunch. Dinner will be at a restaurant in Ollantaytambo. Breakfast will be available at your hotel. All three of these meals are included in your tour.

Not Included
Huayna Picchu: Huayna Picchu is the mountain that stands next to Machu Picchu. It is a 45 minute hike to the top. Going back down is quite steep, if you are scared of heights. This is done without your tour guide, after your tour of Machu Picchu. The cost is $75 per person. Arrangements need to be made at least one month in advance, due to popularity. Please understand that weather is out of our control

Day packs: It is suggested to carry snacks, water, a hat, clothing layers, bug spray, etc. at all times, so you will likely have a small bag. We do not provide this and it should not exceed 25L.

Flights: Flying to Cusco can be tricky. Delays occur often and it is not uncommon for flights to be cancelled. Please be sure to arrive in the city at least two days before your trek start date. LAN Peru is the most reliable of the airlines. Avianca and Peruvian Airlines are acceptable companies, as well. You will not return from your trek until around 8 p.m. on day two, so be sure your flight is not until the next day, when leaving Cusco.

Gratuities: Tipping is always appreciated and should be based completely on your satisfaction. Although it may not be customary to you, it is of considerable significance to the people who will take care of you during your travels.

Travel Insurance: This is not required, but always recommended. For those of you who live at sea-level, landing in Cusco will take an adjustment period. Most people need one or two days to adjust. In case you have a hard time adjusting to the altitude, it is suggested to have protection for missed tours.

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