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2-Day Huchuy Qosqo Trek with Machu Picchu Visit

Step Back in Time and Revel in Nature’s Grandeur on this Extraordinary Two-Day Expedition

Location

Cusco, Peru

Duration

2 Days

Difficulty

6/10

Availability

Year Round

Tour type

Adventure

Overview

2-Day Huchuy Qosqo Trek with Machu Picchu Visit Overview

Embark on a once-in-a-lifetime experience that takes you on an intimate journey through the Andean world, from the awe-inspiring heights of Huchuy Qosqo to the ancient citadel of Machu Picchu. This 2-day trek perfectly blends breathtaking landscapes, rich history, and the unique culture of the region. It’s not just a trek; it’s a full immersion into Andean life that promises to leave an indelible imprint on your soul.

Step into a world of wonder as you explore two iconic locations of the Andean civilization. From traversing ancient trails to discovering the secrets of Inca architecture, this trek offers an unparalleled experience. Whether you’re a nature lover, history buff, or cultural enthusiast, this comprehensive 2-day itinerary promises to exceed all expectations.

Departure & Return Location Your Hotel in Cusco
Departure Time 5:00 AM
Estimated Return Time 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM
Guide Languages Available Guides fluent in English and Spanish
Key Attractions Huchuy Qosqo, Andean Highlands, Aguas Calientes, Machu Picchu

Price
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  • Standard Large GroupGroup Size: 2 Min – 16ppl MaxStart Time: 05:00
  • Standard Small GroupGroup Size: 2 Min – 8ppl MaxStart Time: 05:00
  • Private GroupGroup Size: CustomizableStart Time: 05:00
  • Deluxe Private GroupGroup Size: CustomizableStart Time: 05:00
  • Solo TravelerGroup Size: 1 personStart Time: 05:00
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2-Day Huchuy Qosqo Trek with Machu Picchu Visit

Tour Itinerary

Explore our expertly designed itinerary below, crafted to showcase breathtaking views and provide unique adventures every step of the way.

Day 1: Cusco – Sihua – Huchuy Qosqo – Aguas Calientes

Start your epic Andean adventure with a 5:00 AM pick-up from your hotel in Cusco. Feel the city’s energy fade as we drive you through the morning mist to the trailhead. At around 6:30 AM, you’ll begin your 4-hour hike to Huchuy Qosqo, a gem among Incan archaeological sites.

By 10:30 AM, your guided exploration of Huchuy Qosqo begins. Walk through the labyrinth of Inca stonework and discover its unique features and historical importance. Around noon, we’ll start our 2-hour descent to Lamay village. From Lamay, it’s a short drive to Ollantaytambo, where you’ll board the train for Aguas Calientes. Arrive by early evening, check into your pre-arranged accommodation, and perhaps take advantage of the local hot springs before your big day ahead.

Accommodation: Hotel in Aguas Calientes
Meals: Boxed lunch and dinner in Ollantaytambo or Aguas Calientes
Hiking: Approx. 6 hours, 15 km

Your second day is equally thrilling, starting with an early breakfast at your hotel. By 5:30 AM, you’ll board a bus for the short ride up to Machu Picchu. Your guided tour of this world-famous archaeological wonder starts at 6:00 AM. You’ll experience the awe of witnessing dawn at this sacred Inca citadel.

After the guided tour, you’ll have free time to explore further. If you’re up for additional adventure and spectacular panoramic views, consider the optional hike up Huayna Picchu mountain (please note this requires an additional fee and advance booking).

Come early afternoon, it’s time to head back. We’ll catch the train to Ollantaytambo, where our vehicle will be waiting for your comfortable return to Cusco. Expect to arrive back at your hotel by late afternoon or early evening, concluding your enriching 2-Day Huchuy Qosqo Trek with Machu Picchu visit.

Accommodation: None
Meals: Breakfast
Hiking: Exploration of Machu Picchu with guided narratives.

Tour Highlights

2-Day Huchuy Qosqo Trek with Machu Picchu Visit Highlights

  • Dual Inca Exploration: Discover two iconic Inca sites—Huchuy Qosqo and Machu Picchu—each with its unique charm and significance.
  • Dawn at Machu Picchu: Be among the first to enter this world wonder, witnessing the awe-inspiring sight of dawn breaking over the sacred citadel.
  • Scenic Train Ride: Enjoy a picturesque train ride from Ollantaytambo to Aguas Calientes, offering panoramic views of Andean landscapes and lush cloud forests.
  • Expert Guided Tours: Benefit from in-depth guided tours of both Huchuy Qosqo and Machu Picchu, led by experts in Inca history and Andean culture.
  • Hiking Adventures: Experience moderate hikes through diverse landscapes, from Andean highlands to cloud forests, including a 4-hour trek to Huchuy Qosqo and optional hike to Huayna Picchu.

Inclusions & Exclusions

Detailing Every Aspect of Your Travel Experience: What’s Included and What’s Not

Standard Inclusions

All package options include the following:

  • Bilingual English-speaking tour guide.
  • Pre-departure briefing at your hotel/office 1 or 2 days before the trek.
  • Hotel pick-up and transportation to trailhead.
  • Meals: Boxed lunch and dinner in Ollantaytambo; breakfast in Aguas Calientes.
  • Vegetarian and gluten-free options at no extra cost.
  • Entry tickets to Huchuy Qosqo and Machu Picchu sites.
  • Emergency oxygen bottle and medical kit.
  • 1-night hotel stay in Aguas Calientes (twin bedroom with private facilities).
  • Round-trip bus ticket between Aguas Calientes and Machu Picchu.
  • Round-trip Expedition Train tickets between Aguas Calientes and Ollantaytambo.
  • Private van transportation from Ollantaytambo to your Cusco hotel.

Exclusions:

Not included in our standard tour packages. Consider additional costs. Deluxe packages may cover some exclusions, as specified in the Additional Inclusions section.

  • Trekking poles (available for rent).
  • Day 1 breakfast.
  • Day 2 lunch and dinner.
  • Huayna Picchu/Machu Picchu mountain ticket (US$ 80 extra per person).
  • Gratuities for crew (At your discretion).

Additional Inclusions

Deluxe Packages Only

Elevate your travel experience with our bespoke Deluxe Package, meticulously designed to offer an array of premium amenities and services.

Deluxe Packages Include:

  • 3-Star Aguas Calientes Hotel: Rest and recharge in a carefully selected 3-star hotel.
  • Mountain Climbing Permits: Choose between Huayna Picchu or Machu Picchu Mountain for breathtaking panoramic views.
  • Vistadome First-Class Train: Enjoy scenic travel from Aguas Calientes with panoramic windows offering spectacular views.
  • Porter Service for Meals: A dedicated porter will carry your meal, allowing you to focus completely on your trek and the beautiful landscapes surrounding you.
  • Gourmet Lunch: Indulge in a gourmet dining experience at either Machu Picchu or Aguas Calientes.
  • Walking Sticks: 01 pair per person for added stability.
  • Private Transportation: Transportation exclusively for your group.
  • Dedicated Tour Guide: Get personalized insights and guidance from an expert tour guide throughout your journey.
  • Fair Compensation: We ensure fair compensation for all our dedicated team members.

Prices

Discover our diverse tour offerings, catering to various interests and providing unforgettable experiences for every traveler.

Standard Large Group

Group Size: 2 Min – 16ppl Max

USD

430

Per Person

Join a diverse group of travelers for an economical shared experience.

All standard inclusions
No Additional Inclusions
No Private Service

Standard Small Group

Group Size: 2 Min – 8ppl Max

USD

460

Per Person

Enjoy a more intimate setting, ideal for closer interactions and bonding.

All standard inclusions
No Additional Inclusions
No Private Service

Private Group

Group Size: Customizable

USD

490

Per Person

Curate your journey with exclusivity tailored to your group’s preferences.

All standard inclusions
No Additional Inclusions
Private Service

Deluxe Private Group

Group Size: Customizable

USD

680

Per Person

Indulge in luxury, enhancing every aspect of your tour for a memorable experience.

All standard inclusions
Additional Inclusions
Private Service

Solo Traveler

Group Size: 1 person

USD

820

Per Person

Embrace the freedom of a solo adventure, with options to mingle or stay independent.

All standard inclusions
No Additional Inclusions
Private Service or Join a Group

Deluxe Solo Traveler

Group Size: 1 person

USD

960

Per Person

Elevate your solo journey with added luxury and attentive service.

All standard inclusions
Additional Inclusions
Private Service

Special Discounts

  • Adult (12+ Years): Standard rates apply for travelers over 12 years old.
  • Student (-25 Years with Student Card): Save USD 20 with a valid Student Card for those younger than 25 years old.
  • Child (3 – 11 Years): Save USD 30 for children between 3 and 11 years old.
  • Infant (0 – 2 Years): Infants younger than 2 years old are free (must ride on the adult’s lap; for a separate seat, add them as a child).
  • Group Discount: Automatically applied during online booking.
    • Save USD 10/person for groups of 5-7 people.
    • Save USD 15/person for groups of 8-10 people.
    • Save USD 20/person for groups of 11+ people.

*Please note that the applicable age is considered at the time of completion of the trip.

Payment Terms & Cancellation Policy

Kindly take a moment to read our Payment Terms & Cancellation Policy before booking. Happy adventuring!

Payment Terms

Beginning Your Adventure – Booking Confirmation and Deposit

Your journey starts with a commitment: a 30% deposit of the total tour cost. This initial investment is pivotal in activating the extensive preparatory process, ensuring every aspect of your tour is curated to perfection.

Final Payment: The Last Step Before Your Journey Begins

The remaining 70% of the tour cost is due no later than 48 hours before the commencement of your tour. This timely payment is critical to finalize all logistical arrangements, guaranteeing a hassle-free start to your adventure.

Expansive Payment Options for Ease and Flexibility

In line with our commitment to your convenience, Huaynas Expeditions accepts a variety of payment methods, including bank transfers, credit cards, and PayPal. Please be aware that additional fees may apply depending on the payment method selected. Detailed payment procedures and potential fees can be found on our dedicated payment page.

Implications of Late Payments – Protecting Your Reservation

Adherence to the payment schedule is crucial. Late payments can unfortunately lead to the cancellation of your reservation, with the deposit being retained as a non-refundable fee. We urge you to maintain timely payments to safeguard your tour plans.

Policy for Last-Minute Adventurers

For those inspired to join this tour on short notice, namely less than 15 days before departure, full payment is required at the time of booking. This ensures that we can expedite all necessary preparations for your inclusion.

Cancellation Policy

Cancellation Terms for Clients

We recognize that life is ever-changing. However, due to the elaborate planning and expenses involved in preparing for this tour, we maintain a strict no-refund policy after booking confirmation. This underscores the importance of obtaining comprehensive travel insurance, which can offer protection against unforeseen cancellations.

Navigating Unpredictable Circumstances – Force Majeure

In extraordinary situations beyond our control, such as natural disasters or political upheavals, Huaynas Expeditions will strive to offer alternative arrangements. This may include rescheduling your trip or issuing a credit for future travel, based on current availability and discretion.

Navigating Through Force Majeure

In the event of extraordinary and uncontrollable circumstances, such as natural disasters or significant political unrest, Huaynas Expeditions adopts a flexible approach. We prioritize your safety and satisfaction, offering to reschedule your trip or provide a credit for future travel, subject to availability.

Emphasizing the Need for Comprehensive Travel Insurance

To cover unexpected events, including trip disruptions and medical emergencies, we cannot stress enough the importance of securing comprehensive travel insurance. It’s your safety net, ensuring peace of mind throughout your journey. Please note, Huaynas Expeditions does not bear responsibility for costs arising from incidents not covered by your travel insurance.

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What to Pack

Your Essential Packing Guide for a Hassle-Free Adventure

Packing List

Prepare for an unforgettable journey with our essential packing guide. Here’s what you need to bring:

  • Original passport & student ID (if applicable).
  • Light day pack with clothes for varied temperatures.
  • Rain gear or poncho.
  • Waterproof trekking boots.
  • Warm clothing.
  • Camera.
  • Sunblock & after-sun hydrating cream.
  • Insect repellent (20% DEET minimum, no malaria risk reported).
  • Toilet paper.
  • Snacks (biscuits, energy bars, chocolate, fruits, etc.).
  • Reusable canteen with water.
  • Personal medical kit (special medications, paracetamol, blister treatment, etc.).
  • Walking sticks/poles.
  • Cash for snacks, tips & souvenirs.

Note:

This list is a general guideline. Adjustments may be necessary based on personal preferences and the season of travel. Always check the weather forecast before your trip and feel free to reach out to us for any specific advice or requirements.

Packing Tips

Pack Wisely with Our Essential Packing Tips

  • Pack Light: Remember that you’ll need to carry everything you bring. Only pack the essentials and leave some extra room for souvenirs.
  • Organize Your Pack: Use packing cubes or ziplock bags to keep your gear organized and easy to find.
  • Prepare for the Weather: The weather can change quickly, so pack for all conditions. Always have a rain jacket or poncho handy.
  • Secure Your Valuables: Keep your passport, money, and other valuables secure and on you at all times.
  • Layer Up: Dressing in layers is key. It allows you to quickly adapt to changing temperatures.
  • Waterproof Everything: Ensure that your pack is waterproof or that you have a rain cover. Keep all electronics and important documents in waterproof bags.
  • Respect the Environment: Consider using eco-friendly products and always take your trash with you.

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