Machu Picchu Tour & Humantay Lake 5 Days
Discover Cusco and the fascinating places in the Sacred Valley of the Incas, know our history with expert local guides, with beautiful landscapes and experience the Andean culture. Our 5 day Cusco tour will show you the most important places inside and outside the city of Cusco, visit the Mountain of Colors and our world wonder Machu Picchu and all its surroundings.
- Starting point: In Cusco
- End point: Hotel in Cusco
- Destination Machupicchu, Pisac, Alpaca farm, Sacred Valley, Chinchero, Moray, Maras Salt Flats and Humnatay lake.
- Phisical Level: Moderate Difficulty
- Group size Minimum 2 / Maximum 8
- Availability All year round
- Recommendation: Regular physical preparation
Tour to Cusco and Machupicchu, touring through the Sacred Valley of the Incas plus the Humantay lake hike on the last day.
- Private service
- Alpaca Farm
- 2 Night in Aguas Calientes
- Local Cusco Company
- All inclusive trip
Advantages of traveling with us – This 5 days and 4 nights tour to Cusco offers a safe and well organized experience, the transfer during the whole tour is in sprinter. The service also includes the tour guide service in English or Spanish.
We pick you up from the airport in Cusco and take you to your hotel in Cusco, you will drop off your luggage at the hotel you booked and then return to our private car and drive to the Sacred Valley of the Incas, we will start the Sacred Valley tour with a visit to the Alpaca farm on the way to Pisac, then we will visit the Pisac ruins. Also we will visit the Pisac market. In the afternoon we will continue traveling along the bank of the Urubamba river until we get to the lunch spot. After a well deserved lunch we will head to the town of Ollantaytambo, here we will visit the ruins and in the late afternoon we will take the train to Aguas Calientes, where we will spend the night.
On this day we will visit Machu Picchu at 11 am, your guide will pick you up from your hotel to board the bus to Machu Picchu, before the guided tour your guide and you will climb up to the Sun Gate, where you will have the best view of Machu Picchu.
After this, you will descend to the ruins for the guided tour, your guide will provide you with important information about Machu Picchu, at the end of the tour. You will take the bus back to the town of Aguas Calientes.
You spend the night in Aguas Calientes.
This day you will leave your hotel very early to take the train back to Ollantaytambo, where your guide will be waiting for you to finish visiting the Sacred Valley by the route of Chinchero. You will visit the following places
- Maras Salt mines
- Moray ruins
- Chinchero ruins
- Chinchero Textile Centre
After a day of amazing views and exploration you will return to Cusco, arriving at approximately 6pm
Very early in the morning at approximately 4am our transfer will be picking you up from your hotel to board the bus that will take you to the town of Mollepata, the bus trip will be 2 hours and a half approximately. We will arrive and have breakfast and then continue for 40 minutes more until we arrive at the beginning of the trek Here you will have 2 options
- 1- Walk the 2 hours
- 2- Rent a horse only for the ascent (recommended)
Once at the top we will have time for photographs and enjoy the view, the maximum elevation is 4,100 meters above sea level. after about 2 hours we will descend to the place of origin to take the bus and go to the restaurant for lunch.
We will go back to Cusco at 5pm
This day depending on the time of your flight we will transfer you to the airport 2 hours before your flight if your flight is in the afternoon then you will have time to explore the market of San Pedro and the artisan center Cusco.
- Tourist ticket
- Transfer pick up & drop off airport
- 1 lunch in the Sacred Valley
- 2 breakfasts in Aguas Calientes hotel
- Tourist train round trip
- 2 Nights in Aguas Calientes (Based in double occupancy).
- Private tour guide
- Hike to Sun Gate
- Bus tickets up and down to Machu Picchu
- All entrances
- Humantay lake tour all inclusive trip
Does not include
- Hotel in Cusco
- Meals where are not stated.
- Travel insurance – we highly recommend to take our travel insurance for the duration of the trip.
WHAT YOU NEED TO TAKE ON THE TOUR:
- Original passport
- Student card (if you are a student and you want to get the discount)
- Waterproof jacket / rain poncho
- Comfortable trousers
- Sun hat
- Sunscreen (factor 35 or higher)
- Insect repellent
- Hand sanitizers and toiletries
- Personal Medications
- Flashlight with spare batteries
- Small backpack with rain cover.
- Clothes for warm and cold weather like a waterproof jacket.
- Hiking shoes.
- Slippers or sandals (for showers and thermal baths).
- Wool or synthetic socks and a sweater.
- Long or short sleeve polo shirt.
- Plastic rain poncho and hat.
- Swimwear (for Aguas Calientes hot springs).
- Sunscreen, insect repellent, alcohol disinfectant gel and toilet paper.
- Camera (wrapped in a plastic bag), flashlight and batteries.
- Some snacks such as chocolate bars and nuts.
- And extra money in soles.
It is necessary to acclimatize in Cusco, one or two days before starting the tour. For a good acclimatization is necessary to rest as much as possible, eat little, drink plenty of liquid, especially coca tea which has known healing and digestive properties. Adequate acclimatization avoids affecting the “soroche” or altitude sickness, which could cause numerous health problems.
What happens if you renew your passport or document?
If you renew or change the number or names of your passport or documents after booking the tour/walk, you must send us a photograph of the new passport or document; we will make the change with the authorities before you arrive in Cusco; the extra cost to make the change is $20 which will cover the costs for the change of the Inca Trail Entrance, Machu Picchu Entrance and train tickets. If you do not wish to pay the $20 for the corresponding changes you must bring your new and old passport or document to show to the authorities. If you do not have both passports you will have to buy a new ticket to the Inca Trail, Machu Picchu and by train on your own, the costs can be around $100.
What type of hotel is reserved for this tour?
- In Aguas Calientes; we will reserve in the Golden Sunrise hotel
The return train schedule: The return train included in the package is the Expedition; the departures are: 2:55pm, 3:20pm DEPENDING ON AVAILABILITY.
Can I change my return train ticket from Aguas Calientes to Ollantaytambo for an earlier one?
Yes, you can make this change personally at the Aguas Calientes train station. However, you will be asked to pay an additional charge for changing the ticket and this change will be subject to the availability of spaces and timetables on the train. In this case you will be responsible for assuming the cost of your return transportation from Ollantaytambo to Cusco.
How long does it take to return to Cusco?
You will travel for approximately three and a half hours before returning to Cusco. And this is divided into an hour and a half train ride to the Ollantaytambo train station. From there, our driver will pick you up outside the train station. Our driver will be waiting for you with a sign with your name on it, so that there is no confusion. If you don’t see our driver initially, just wait for him outside the station. Once our driver has picked you up, you will travel for another hour and a half before returning to Cusco.
Refund: Check out our Cancellations policy before booking.
Health and Safety: All of our participants must inform us if they have or have had any illness that may affect their personal or group progress during the trek. They must also bring their own medications. We recommend that you visit your doctor before making your reservation if you have any health problems.
Where to store your belongings: You can leave or store things that you will not take to the Inca Trail at the hotel or hostel where you are staying. Most of these establishments have warehouses where you can store your belongings. If you don’t trust where you are staying, we will gladly store your belongings in our office.
What is the best time to travel to Machu Picchu?
May to September (dry season) is the ideal time to travel the Inca Trail to Machu Picchu. These months are generally recommended because there is almost no rain.
In the months of November to March the summer (rainy season) is present. This season is usually very rainy, which makes it difficult to walk and access. You won’t even be able to walk the Inca Trail in February due to the rains and maintenance work.