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Wild Andes Trail Cuzco - Cuzco

Trip Overview

This 7 day overland tour journeys from Cuzco to Cuzco through Peru
7 DAYS THROUGH Peru
PRICE FROM:
$1,140 (USD) + Included
DURATION:
7 days
TRANSPORT:
Private bus, Train
CREW:
Local guide(s)
ACCOM:
50%
50%
PHYSICAL CHALLENGE:
LIFESTYLE CHALLENGE:
TRIP CODE:
ZIC
DEPOSIT:
$700 USD

Highlights

  Visit the citadel of Machu Picchu for a Guided Tour

  Trek the wild, remote Andes, way of the Tourist Trail

  Explore the Sacred Valley, visiting the community of Chincheros

  Watch a traditional weaving demonstration

  Take a guided tour of the imposing archaelogical site of Ollantaytambo

  Ride the scenic train to Aguas Calientas, gateway to Machu Picchu

  Be supported by our team of Local Guides and Porters

  By opting for this Trek you are supporting our Wild Andes project, benefiting the local communities

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Itinerary

Day 1 - Cuzco ( 4th Oct 2019 )

Border information: if you are joining in Cuzco, you will most likely enter Peru at Cuzco Alejandro Velasco Astete International Airport (IATA code: CUZ).

There will be an important group meeting at 10:00am at the joining hotel - please look out at the hotel reception for a note from your leader with more details about this important meeting. There will be a further meeting this evening about the Wild Andes Trek, where we will have a full detailed briefing from our local trekking guides about the next few days!

The rest of today will be free to explore the wonderful city of Cuzco, discover its many historical gems, or to take part in number of optional activities near the city.

Please note that many of the options listed below will only be possible for those with extra time in Cuzco before the start of your trip with us - please contact the Sales team if you would like to book pre-tour accommodation with us to have extra time exploring Cuzco.

A note on altitude: If you are joining in Cuzco, we strongly recommend arriving at least 24 hours before the trip begins to allow additional time to acclimatise.

In Cuzco we will stay in a good colonial hotel.

Daily Activities

Optional Activities

These activities are not included in the itinerary, however they are available to book and/or payable locally.

Take part in a Peruvian cooking class in Cuzco, learning how to make a variety of local dishes

USD 79

Take a Spanish class in the beautiful city of Cuzco (suitable for all levels)

PEN 20
Day 2 - Zurite ( 5th Oct 2019 )

Leaving Cuzco early in the morning, we proceed to the ruined temples of Sacsaywaman for a fascinating tour of the archeological site.

After this visit we will continue to to Chincheros, a small Quechua-speaking village in the Sacred Valley. Here we will see a traditional weaving demonstration that has been unchanged for a thousand years, and explore their beautiful archaeological ruins.

From Chincheros we will drive to a viewpoint for a picnic lunch, and then on to Quillarumiyoc (the Temple of the Moon). We will start our trek from here, heading by foot to Zurite where we have a picturesque stay in a colonial house. Tonight we will enjoy a traditional dinner and get a taste of the local village lifestyle.

Approximate walking distance: 8km Estimated time: 4hrs

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 3 - Amaruwatana ( 6th Oct 2019 )

After a hearty breakfast we leave Zurite and head towards Amaruwatana camp. The walk will take us through Qenteqentiyoc (the Hummingbird Temple), where we will visit and admire this archaeological Inca site.

We will then follow the old Inca Trail all the way to the top of our first pass at 4,400m, where we will have a dramatic view of both the Vilcabamba and Vilcanota mountain ranges.

From here we start walking down, stopping for lunch en route and then continue to our first camp in the Sambor Valley where we will spend the night at approximately 4,200m.

Approximate walking distance: 13kms, Estimated time: 8hrs

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 4 - Ancascocha ( 7th Oct 2019 )

We have an early start this morning, trekking for approximately 3 hours to reach the top of our second pass, at around 4,600m. From here we have fantastic views of the rock formations below us, and if we're lucky we may spot Andean ibises, caracaras, eagles or foxes up here! 

After descending for about another 2 hours, we arrive to a stunning highland valley with a glacial river named Kenqo Mayu (meaning "Zig-zag River") flowing down it - which makes an idyllic stop for lunch!

After lunch we will continue trekking downhill following the ancient trail, which leads us to our campsite in a community called Ancascocha.

Approximate walking distance: 10km Estimated time: 6-7hrs

Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Day 5 - Ollantaytambo ( 8th Oct 2019 )

Today we will descend the narrow Silque Canyon, allowing us to observe the tall granite walls on its sides which are populated by a large variety of orchids and bromeliads, filling the environment with magnificent colours when they bloom. After crossing many little bridges we will reach the community of Camicancha, where we stop at a magnificent volcanic viewpoint looking towards the snow-capped Mt. Veronica.

From here, it is only a short trek to the community of Chilca, where our trail ends. We'll be picked up by our vehicle and head to Ollantaytambo, taking a well-earned shower and rest at our hotel.

In the afternoon we will have an included guided tour around the incredible archaeological site of Ollantaytambo and its world-famous Temple of the Sun.  In the evening there will be a briefing about the following day's visit to Machu Picchu.

Approximate walking distance: 12km Estimated time: 5hrs

Meals included: Breakfast and Lunch

Day 6 - Machu Picchu, Cuzco ( 9th Oct 2019 )

Today we will have an early start to catch the train to the small town of Aguas Calientes. From there, we will take a bus up the winding mountainside to the legendary ruined city of Machu Picchu - one of the world's most iconic sights! We have a guided tour with our expert local guide and time to explore this magical place. 

In the afternoon we will head back to Ollantaytambo and then on to Cuzco, where we return to our joining hotel at the end of a long but phenomenal day!

Daily Activities

Included Activities

Guided visit to Machu Picchu

Included in Kitty
Day 7 - Cuzco ( 10th Oct 2019 )

Border information: if you are finishing in Cuzco, you will most likely exit Peru at Cuzco Alejandro Velasco Astete International Airport (IATA code: CUZ).

Today is the end day for passengers finishing their trip in Cuzco. Please note there is no accommodation included on the trip tonight - please contact the Sales Team if you are interested in booking extra nights of accommodation in order to fully explore and take part in some of the optional activities listed below.

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REVIEWS FROM OUR PASSENGERS

It felt light touch so I was really impressed how organised it felt - hard to get a balance on trips like this - well done!
Kristen R
It was a genuine sustainable trek - we didn't see another tourist for almost 3 days. The lodge (Tanupa) in Ollayantaytambo was lovely and great after 2 nights camping. The porters did incredibly well with the food - it was delicious!
Kristen R
Jamil and Ruben were brillant. Top marks!
Jonathan G
The cooks and porters on the Inca Trail were excellent.
Jonathan G