¿Siempre has soñado con hacer un camino Inca a Machu Picchu... pero no quieres sacrificar la calidad de tu alojamiento? La buena noticia es que esta posibilidad existe y ¡el alojamiento es verdaderamente de primera clase! El Salkantay Lodge & Adventure Resort —junto con sus otros tres Mountain Lodges of Peru afiliados— ofrece una serie de itinerarios que permiten a los aventureros la enriquecedora experiencia de recorrer una ruta ancestral, además de pasar cada noche en una de las cómodas camas de estos lodges después de deleitándose con un baño caliente y una deliciosa comida. Estos Inca Trail Mountain Lodges lo invitan a realizar cualquiera de varias excursiones de varios días a lo largo de los caminos incas (The Salkantay Trek, Inca Llactapata Trail y otros), que permiten a los viajeros experimentar al menos 15 ecosistemas diferentes, además de tener hasta encuentros cercanos con la vida silvestre y la fauna exóticas, y cruzar pasajes de montaña a una altitud de hasta tres millas de altura. Estos tours son dirigidos por guías Salkantay, cuya competencia y carácter afable les han valido el reconocimiento como uno de los mejores del Perú. Son guías que conocen en profundidad las rutas y la cultura local, además de ser multilingües y competentes en la gestión de grupos. Estos guías lo llevarán, a pie o a caballo, al destino más emblemático del Perú: Machu Picchu, la mejor recompensa por su esfuerzo. Si bien estos recorridos son recorridos físicos que involucran actividades en la naturaleza como trekking, ciclismo de montaña, paseos a caballo y escalada, al mismo tiempo son experiencias espirituales e intelectuales, ya que visitarás sitios arqueológicos eternos, contemplarás paisajes impresionantes y ascenderás a tradicionales comunidades para aprender sobre las antiguas costumbres incas.

Destacados

Peru, Sacred Valley, Lares Valley, exploring Pisaq market, visiting traditional villages, Inca ruins, hiking in the Sacred Valley, Ollantaytambo fortress, experiencing Machu Picchu

Itinerario Detallado

Exploring Pisaq Market + Lares Valley Exploring + Viacha Village Tour

AM: Throughout this region, city squares and markets are generally the main centers of activity, and none is more alive than the famous Pisaq market. A morning visit to this market will allow you to discover the unique variety of area products and to sample the rich culture of the Peruvian Andes. Travelers looking for inspiration from nature can also go on an invigorating morning walk while surrounded by incredible views of the Andean mountains that have historically protected this magnificent valley.

PM: Later, you will be able to enjoy exclusive access to the isolated village of Viacha, where you will learn about the artisan potato farming there and enjoy a traditional “Pachamanca” meal cooked beneath red-hot stones.

AM: This morning, you will have a chance to delve deeper into the heart of Lares Valley by going on a beautiful journey in the mountains along the famous Camino del Tejedor de los Incas (“Path of the Inca Weavers”). This route will also allow you to visit the unique and uninhabited Ancasmarca archaeological site in the town of Lares.

PM: After lunch, you can choose between visiting the traditional weavers' village of Choquecancha or taking an excursion to see turquoise-blue lakes and the high peaks of the remote village of Huacahuasi. There, your group will spend the night at the Huacahuasi Lodge, which is managed jointly by the local community and has as one of its objectives the protection of local cultural heritage and the environment.

AM: This morning, the Huacahuasi community will be spotlighted, as you will have a chance to learn about the people’s heritage and their day-to-day activities. You can also choose from several exploring options. You can go on a spectacular hike along a high mountain pass leading to the ancient city of Ollantaytambo; go on a quiet walk from Lares, crossing an impressive Inca trail to the local community of Totora; or see more of the Sacred Valley by returning to visit an ethnographic museum that chronicles the histories of the rich Peruvian civilizations of the past.

PM: Afterwards, you will enjoy a lunch in the countryside near the Urubamba River while en route to the town of Ollantaytambo, where you will be able to explore its narrow maze-like streets. Note: This afternoon, you can also go on an optional 2-hour bicycle tour (extra cost), returning to explore the Sacred Valley of the Incas, from Urubamba to Pachar. This activity has an easy-to-moderate level of difficulty. Later, you can enjoy a visit to a craft brewery that uses local products. (The brewery is closed on Mondays and Tuesdays)

AM: At dawn, we will go on a short (optional) hike to an Inca temple, fortress and age-old storage structures. The Ollantaytambo temple was originally a royal estate of the Inca emperor Pachacútec, and later became an Inca fortress against the Spanish conquerors, though the Incas always considered it one of their most important ceremonial centers. As your guide leads you on this morning tour of the temple and explains the strategic planning of its architecture, you will gain a deeper idea of the mystical history of this site, which is a perfect introduction to the wonders of Machu Picchu. We will also walk to the Pinkuylluna storage site on the mountain, above Ollantaytambo.

PM: Around noon, we will embark on a striking journey along the famous Urubamba River to Aguas Calientes, the town situated below Machu Picchu. The charm of this town is that it started as a small train stop and became a vibrant tourism setting, though still divided by train tracks.

AM: At dawn, we will begin making our way to Machu Picchu with a short uphill bus ride. Upon entering the “Sanctuary” (as the locals call it), you should be able to witness the morning sun rising over the emblematic Puerta del Sol (“The Sun Door”), illuminating the structures and terraces. While in the citadel, you will be able to appreciate the imposing and skillfully designed architecture of the guard tower, the Temple of the Sun and the royal residences of the Incas. Take a moment to sit quietly, listening to the whisper of the wind, or simply meditate and absorb the mystical energy that envelops this place. Your imagination will spin as you contemplate the history of Machu Picchu and its mysterious origins. If you want, you can go on a hike to Huayna Picchu, the iconic mountain that’s often seen as the backdrop of Machu Picchu. Its breathtaking views stretch from the Urubamba River valley to the edge of the Amazon rainforest. On Huayna Picchu, you will be moved by a sense of peace, which will endure even when you return to the lights and bustle of the city of Cusco.

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Precios

Double

USD$ 2400

Incluye en el precio

  • All meals (except breakfast on the first day and dinner on the last day)
  • Transfers
  • Guided tours throughout the trip
  • Entrance fees and permits to all tourist and archaeological sites
  • Tips for staff members (except for guides) US $ 5-10 per day is suggested

No incluye en el precio

  • Single accommodations
  • Guide services in languages ​​other than Spanish and English (available upon request)
  • Medical and travel insurance (highly recommended)

Cusco + Chinchero Archeological Site + Maras Salt Mines + Moray Terraces

AM: Your adventure will begin with a trip away from the urban setting of Cusco, taking you to the Sacred Valley of the Incas, full of lush green fields surrounded by impressive mountain peaks. You will be able to explore the beautiful archaeological site of Chinchero, where colonial buildings have been constructed on Inca foundations. Enjoy a fascinating walk along the authentic Inca trails, from Chinchero to the city of Urquillos.

PM: After lunch, we will travel back in time to discover the Maras salt mines and the amazing circular terraces of Moray. It is believed that these latter were an Inca laboratory dedicated to the study of foreign plant species.

AM: City markets are generally the centers of activity throughout this region, and none is more alive than the famous Pisaq market. A morning visit will allow you to explore the unique variety of products of the area and sample the rich culture that you will discover in full on your journey to come. Travelers looking for inspiration from nature can take part in an invigorating morning walk, surrounded by incredible views of the Andes Mountains that protect this magnificent valley. You will also be able to enjoy exclusive access to the isolated village of Viacha, where you will learn about the artisan potato cultivation practices and enjoy a traditional “Pachamanca” meal that is cooked under red-hot stones.

PM: After lunch, we will visit the Pisaq archaeological complex, an afternoon excursion that offers a unique opportunity to explore the complex without crowds.

AM: Today you will have a chance to explore the Lares Valley on a beautiful journey to the mountains by way of the famous Camino del Tejedor de los Incas (“Inca Weavers Trail”). This route will allow you to visit the unique archaeological site of Ancasmarca as well as the Lares village center.

PM: After lunch, you can choose between visiting the village of traditional weavers of Choquecancha, or hiking to the turquoise-blue lakes and high peaks to the remote village of Huacahuasi, where you will spend the night. This lodge is managed in conjunction with the local community, whose objectives includes the protection of local cultural heritage and the environment while providing fascinating insights into the evolution of the original Andean peoples.

AM: Today you can choose to tour the village of Huacahuasi or go on an all-day hike. In the village, you can learn more about its heritage and daily activities, and possibly visit a farmer's house. In any case, the weavers and expert farmers of the village will share their stories, represented in elaborate fabrics full of symbols and traditional images of the Incas. You can even prepare your own lunch after taking a Peruvian cooking class with the rest of your group. Alternatively, for those who want to continue exploring these remote mountains, you can go on an all-day hike from the community of Quiswarani to the “Path of the 1000 Lakes.” While this is a strenuous trek, you will be rewarded by the majestic beauty of this natural paradise while enjoying the company of herds of alpacas and llamas that graze on the slopes as you make your way through challenging mountain passes.

PM:

AM: This morning, the Huacahuasi community will be spotlighted, as you will have a chance to learn about their heritage and their day-to-day activities. You can also choose from several exploring options. You can go on a spectacular hike along a high mountain pass leading to the ancient city of Ollantaytambo; go on a quiet walk from Lares, crossing an impressive Inca trail to the local community of Totora; or see more of the Sacred Valley by returning to visit an ethnographic museum that reveals the history of the rich Peruvian civilizations of the past.

PM: Afterwards, we will enjoy a lunch in the countryside of the Urubamba River while en route to Ollantaytambo, where you can explore its charming maze-like streets.

AM: At dawn, we will go on a short (optional) hike to an Inca temple, fortress and age-old storage structures. The Ollantaytambo temple was originally a royal estate of the Inca emperor Pachacútec, and later became an Inca fortress against the Spanish conquerors, though the Incas always considered it one of their most important ceremonial centers. As your guide leads you on this morning tour of the temple and explains the strategic planning of its architecture, you will gain a deeper idea of the mystical history of this site, which is a perfect introduction to the wonders of Machu Picchu. We will also walk to the Pinkuylluna storage site on the mountain, above Ollantaytambo.

PM: Around noon, we will embark on a striking journey along the famous Urubamba River to Aguas Calientes, the town situated below Machu Picchu. The charm of this town is that it started as a small train stop and became a vibrant tourism center, though it’s still divided by train tracks.

AM: At dawn, we will begin making our way to Machu Picchu with a short uphill bus ride. Upon entering the “Sanctuary” (as the locals call it), you should be able to witness the morning sun rising over the emblematic Puerta del Sol (“The Sun Door”), illuminating the structures and terraces. While in the citadel, you will be able to appreciate the imposing and skillfully designed architecture of the guard tower, the Temple of the Sun and the royal residences of the Incas. Take a moment to sit quietly, listening to the whisper of the wind, or simply meditate and absorb the mystical energy that envelops this place. Your imagination will spin as you contemplate the history of Machu Picchu and its mysterious origins. If you want, you can go on a hike to Huayna Picchu, the iconic mountain that’s often seen in the background of Machu Picchu, with its breathtaking views that stretch from the Urubamba River valley to the edge of the Amazon rainforest. You will be moved by a sense of peace, which will endure even when you return to the lights and bustle of the city of Cusco. Note: Tickets for the Huayna Picchu Mountain are subject to availability. Inca Rail is the railway company used for Lares Adventure. If a special train service is required, notify your Travel Specialist.

PM:

Precios

Double

USD$ 3100

Incluye en el precio

  • Shared accommodations, in double or triple occupancy
  • All meals (except breakfast on the first day and dinner on the last day)
  • Transfers
  • Guided tours throughout the trip
  • Entrance fees and permits to all tourist and archaeological sites
  • Tips for staff members (except for guides) US $ 5-10 per day is suggested

No incluye en el precio

  • Single accommodations
  • Guide services in languages ​​other than Spanish and English (upon request)
  • Medical and travel insurance (highly recommended)

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June 22, 2016

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