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2-Day Urquillos & Machu Picchu Adventure

Stand amidst the magic of Machu Picchu’s twin. Let Choquequirao’s archaeological splendors captivate your spirit.

Location

Cusco, Peru

Duration

2 Days

Difficulty

5/10

Availability

Year Round

Tour type

Adventure

Overview

2-Day Urquillos & Machu Picchu Adventure Overview

Step into a captivating tale of history and wonder as you embark on the 2-Day Urquillos & Machu Picchu Adventure. From the intricate tapestries of Chinchero, showcasing the region’s vibrant past, to the serene trails of Urquillos, every moment is a page out of an ancient storybook. The Sacred Valley, with its breathtaking vistas, sets the stage, teasing the senses and building anticipation for the grand spectacle that awaits.

Machu Picchu, an emblem of Incan grandeur, awaits to steal your breath away. As dawn breaks, watch the citadel come alive, bathed in a golden glow, its secrets whispering tales of yesteryears. This isn’t just a tour; it’s an immersive experience, a journey back in time, and a story waiting to be lived. Dive in, and let the adventure begin!

Departure & Return Location Your Hotel in Cusco
Departure Time 6:30 AM
Estimated Return Time 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM
Guide Languages Available Guides fluent in English and Spanish
Key Attractions Chinchero, Poc Poc Waterfall, Ollantaytambo Ruins, Machu Picchu

Price
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  • Standard Large GroupGroup Size: 2 Min – 16ppl MaxStart Time: 06:30
  • Standard Small GroupGroup Size: 2 Min – 8ppl MaxStart Time: 06:30
  • Private GroupGroup Size: CustomizableStart Time: 06:30
  • Deluxe Private GroupGroup Size: CustomizableStart Time: 06:30
  • Solo TravelerGroup Size: 1 personStart Time: 06:30
  • Deluxe Solo TravelerGroup Size: 1 personStart Time: 06:30

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2-Day Urquillos & Machu Picchu Adventure

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 – Chinchero – Urquillos – Aguas Calientes

We begin our journey from Cusco, venturing through the picturesque Sacred Valley in a private van. Our first stop is the vibrant village of Chinchero, renowned for its rich history, archaeological wonders, and the famous handicrafts market. Here, we’ll explore the Inca ruins, including the grand palace of Emperor Tupac Yupanqui and the Main Square.

From Chinchero, we embark on the Chinchero-Urquillos hike, a gentle downhill trek spanning approximately 8 km. This trail offers a blend of ancient paths, breathtaking landscapes, and views of the sacred mountains, Sahuasiray and Pitusiray. A highlight of this trek is the Poc Poc waterfall, cascading from a height of about 50 meters, offering a refreshing natural spectacle.

Our hike concludes at the quaint village of Urquillos, nestled amidst vast farming fields. From here, we journey to the historic Inca village of Ollantaytambo. Rich in archaeology and legends, Ollantaytambo is a gateway to Machu Picchu. We board the train, with an option to upgrade to the Vistadome for panoramic views, as we transition from the Sacred Valley to the lush periphery of the Peruvian rainforest. Our day culminates in Aguas Calientes, the base town for Machu Picchu, where we’ll rest and prepare for the next day’s exploration.

Accommodation: Hotel in Aguas Calientes
Meals: Boxed lunch and dinner in Ollantaytambo
Hiking: Approx. 2 hours, 8 km

Rising early, we ascend to the iconic Machu Picchu citadel. Here, we’ll spend around 3 hours, guided by experienced professionals, unraveling the mysteries of this ancient Inca retreat. For those seeking an added adventure, there’s an option to hike Huayna Picchu, a trail that promises unparalleled views from its summit.

After soaking in the wonders of Machu Picchu, we’ll descend back to Aguas Calientes. From there, we’ll retrace our steps, first by train to Ollantaytambo and then by road to Cusco, concluding our 2-day adventure.

This itinerary offers a perfect blend of cultural immersion and natural beauty, ideal for those keen on experiencing the Andean wonders without the rigors of an extended trek. With safety and comfort at the forefront, this journey promises unforgettable memories in the heart of Peru.

Accommodation: Return to Cusco
Meals: Breakfast
Hiking: Exploration of Machu Picchu with guided narratives.

Tour Highlights

2-Day Urquillos & Machu Picchu Adventure Highlights

  • Chinchero Village Exploration: Dive into the rich history, archaeological wonders, and the renowned handicrafts market.
  • Chinchero-Urquillos Hike: Traverse ancient paths, witness breathtaking landscapes, and marvel at the Poc Poc waterfall’s cascading beauty.
  • Historic Ollantaytambo: Discover the archaeological significance and legends of this ancient Inca village, a gateway to Machu Picchu.
  • Machu Picchu Citadel: Unravel the mysteries of this iconic Inca retreat, with an option to hike the challenging Huayna Picchu for unparalleled summit views.
  • Andean Landscapes: Throughout the journey, be captivated by the majestic views of sacred mountains, including Sahuasiray and Pitusiray.

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 Chinchero 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.
  • 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.

Frequently Asked Questions

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