Experiential Tourism in Huilloc and Machu Picchu, you will have the pleasure of traveling to Huilloc, a rural indigenous community in the Andes. You will meet the locals in their homes and see how they live, interact with the villagers, and share their culture with dancing and singing. You will love interacting with the locals witnessing their contagious enthusiasm for their own culture and traditions.
Be part of the change! Discover Peru from another angle in the community of Huilloc, and live an unforgettable experience.
Departure & Return Location:
Pick up from your hotel (6:00 am – 6:30 am).
Approx. at 06:00 a.m. The agency staff will pick you up from your respective hotel in Cusco; we will head to the Sacred Valley of the Incas along the Chinchero route; we will make a short stop at the Raqchi Viewpoint to appreciate part of the Sacred Valley.
Then we arrive at Urubamba to later arrive at Ollantaytambo, where we will make a small stop to know this beautiful town. At 10:00 a.m., approximately we will reach our destination, the community of Huilloc.
Welcome to the community of Huilloc; the inhabitants will give us a very warm welcome with music, dances, and their typical costumes, then we will be given some typical costumes, and we will dress as the residents of Huilloc.
Accommodation in the rooms of the families of Huilloc and we prepare for our activities in Huilloc.
Activity 1 “Demonstration of fabrics”: In this activity, we will have the opportunity to learn the traditional techniques used to prepare their materials, the extraction of wool, and the use of natural dyes; women carry out this activity.
At the appropriate time, we will have a typical lunch, and delicious lunch awaits us; it can be a Cuy to the firewood accompanied by the natural products of the community or some other dish prior to coordination with the agency.
Activity 2 “Demonstration of agriculture”: This activity allows us to see first-hand the ancestral activities and techniques carried out by the people of Huilloc in their farms (farmland); we can also see their tools and even be part of these activities.
Later we can take a tour of the town and graze around the village of Huilloc and return home with sheeps, roof racks, and llamas.
Dinner time, a delicious typical dinner of the community of Huilloc.
Campfire at night with stories myths that the family will tell you.
Rest in our rooms.
Celebrate the elaboration of Huilloc clothing by learning the traditional techniques of weaving art, from the process of dyeing with natural colors to the culmination of the garment.
Understand the distinctive features of each suit worn by children, youth and adults. Learn to interpret the meaning and importance of its iconography.
You will also have the opportunity to acquire a beautiful and authentic garment from Huilloc as a way to contribute to the identity of these Inka people and their artisans.
After our delicious lunch, we will have a farewell to the family, to then take our transport to Ollantaytambo where we will take our train to the town of Aguas Calientes for 2 hours which is close to Machu Picchu.
Today we will visit Machu Picchu. We will visit the famous sacred city of the Incas, the precious stone city of Inca development. With your tour guide, you will decide the best time to start your day. Many people want to ascend at 4 a.m. walk to the transport station to take one of the main transports to Machu Picchu.
It can be nice to get to the base in the vestiges when they open, at 6 a.m., to obtain the supernatural mists in the remains when the sun rises. After a 25-minute bus to Machu Picchu, your tour guide will take you to the best prospects before hikers arrive. At that point, we will begin the guided tour of two hours, investigating most of the renowned places of this great bastion: the Temple of the Sun, the Royal Tomb, the Intiwatana, the Main Square, and the Temple of the 3 Windows. The Artisan Sector, the Temple of the Condor, and many others.
After the visit, you will have a schedule to explore the remains on your own. If you have booked an extra hike to ascend the mountain Huayna Picchu or Machu Picchu, you will go to that hike. On the off chance that you have decided not to book an extra hike, you can go to the sun gate and witness its impressive prospects.
Around 2:30 or 3 p.m., you must take the transport to Aguas Calientes to have lunch in one of the numerous restaurants that are there. Make sure you get to the train station 30 minutes early. Our train plan is typically at 4:20 p.m. to Ollantaytambo, where you will meet our private transportation for an additional two-hour trip to Cusco.
We also offer a special service only for you or your group, you have the power to choose the size of your group and the date of departure, we will never add other people since it will be organized only for you.
Our Experiential Tourism in Huilloc and Machu Picchu – 3 Days private service includes additional items such as:
Our prices for the Experiential Tourism in Huilloc and Machu Picchu – 3 Days are reasonable and are in different packages with the prices that are handled in the city of Cusco, and discounts will apply automatically for groups of over 5 people when booking this tour together at the same time.
We are a local tour operator that never shares service with any other company in Cusco, most agencies in Cusco share their service to save operating costs with poor quality. We guarantee to make the trip even if there are only 02 people in your group.
Our booking process is simple and you can secure your trip with only a 30% deposit and pay the rest at the destination.
We want your vacation to Peru to be as enjoyable and stress-free as possible. This section contains answers to any inquiries regarding going with Huaynas Expeditions. Please read the following information; it will assist you if you have any queries regarding our services.
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You’ll pay your remaining balance once you arrive in Cusco and in cash in US dollars or soles (Peruvian currency) to the change of the day. If you prefer payment through PayPal, you’ll be charged an additional 6% due to bank commissions. It is better to pay us with cash because there is no transaction fee.
Of course! During the tour to Machu Picchu, your main luggage can be stored in our office or at your hotel. Both of them are free.
Usually, it is not accepted since the permits, and the train tickets are not allowed to change the date or transfer to another name.
But if you need it, we’ll need to buy new permits and train tickets and the cost you’ll pay for it.
Yes! You must bring your original passport, which must be the same one you sent us at the booking time. Your passport will be checked at Machu Picchu checkpoint and when you board the train.
Updating passport numbers: If you are renewing your passport, go ahead and email us a copy of your old passport to book your Machu Picchu ticket. If you no longer have your old passport, any government issue ID will be accepted, as long as the name is the same. Once you receive your new passport, please email us a copy of your new passport ASAP to change the information about your permits and train tickets.
Yes, you can book your hotel. It will decrease the price of $30 per person. If you decide to book your own hotel, don’t forget to tell us where you plan to stay so our guide will take you there safely.
We receive reservations at least 1 week in advance. However, seats are limited and are always subject to availability. Both the permits for Machu Picchu and the train ticket and permits for the mountains of Machu Picchu and Huayna Picchu are in high demand, sometimes selling out months in advance. For this reason, we recommend that you make your reservation as far in advance recommendable 2 or 3 months in advance.
The Expedition and Vistadome categories offer comfortable leather seats and include a snack and hot or cold drink per person. The first and main difference between both categories is that the Vistadome train has windows on the roof of the cars, which allows a panoramic view of the outside. The second difference is that the Vistadome train offers entertainment services on board, such as typical dances and parades.
If you want to get the student discount, the following requirements must be met:
The university card must meet the following requirements:
If you meet the requirements above, you will get the following discount:
All students have to send a copy of their passport and student card at the time of booking to get the student discount.
Tipping is not required, but it is appreciated if you are satisfied with the services. Even though it might not be familiar in your country, the people who will look after you during the tour place a lot of importance on it. Many Huaynas Expeditions’ destinations encourage top-notch service and are a foundational aspect of the travel and tourism sector. It’s up to you how much to tip based on how well you thought out the tour and how long it lasted. Remember that leaving a tip is optional and should only be done if you receive first-class service.
Yes, Huaynas Expeditions is a local sustainable & responsible tourism operator; for that, we incorporate the universal principles of tourism: protect the environment and benefit the local communities by respecting their culture and religion. With this in mind, we have trained all our staff to know, understand and appreciate the local places and their people.
Our guides make us so happy! Their English is excellent, and they are extremely professional. They have a great deal of knowledge and love for the history and heritage of the Incas. Constant professional and personal growth is a priority for our tour guides. They conduct research to make sure that the Inca and Andean cultural theories you are given are accurate and widely accepted. Our team members are smart, athletic, and fun-loving. All of them have academic backgrounds in archaeology, tourism, botany, history, or anthropology.
When making plans for a long-awaited dream journey, choosing the right travel agency or tour operator is the most crucial option you will make. Initially, some businesses might appear more affordable. But if you dig a bit further, you’ll discover why booking with Huaynas Expeditions ensures that your trip will be as remarkable as it can be.