Take The Adventure of a Lifetime!!

We are so glad to offer you this tour not common to get in the old inka city Machu Picchu, cusco is very well known for the high mountains reach, but in our region cusco we have different ecosystem like the forest with semi tropical areas where the locals are growing organic staff like coffee, cacao and several fruit trees, this tour has a view of tourism fair so it is perfect for you who want to know more about the really cool life style of the local people, so let say in this tour you will find, full adventure, tourism fair, contact with the local people and the protection of the nature and of course this trip is taking you to MACHU PICCHU.
Transfers to the bus station Cusco- Wayopata. We leave at 8:00 am by car (public or private), the vegetation is less while we go to the pass abra de malaga (4600 msnm) and then we will go downhill to get in wayopata village (1500msnm), we will get in wayopata village around halfday, and we will meet our local family who are going to show us and teach us how they grow in an organic way the different plantations like cafe, cacao, several medicinal plants and local fruits…that is going to be after lunch. After the explanation of the local family we will have the rest of the day for relaxing and sharing with the local family.

We take our transportation to go to Santa Rosa where we are going to walk up an original Inca trail for 2 hours in order to get with another local family house around halfday in the small village wakayapana (1630msnm). After our lunch with the local family the rest of this afternoon is dedicated more about the organic coffe plantation but in this case the local family will show you all the process to get a delicious and aromatic cup of coffe.

We leave the local house to go down to the road where we take our trasportaion in order to go to the hot spring Cocalmayu where we enjoy the medicinal water properties…we recommended you jump to this hot spring that is going to refreshing you. Our car waits for us and then we go to the hydroelectric plant to take our lunch in a local restaurant, then we walk following the train track for 2h 30min. order to get in aguas calientes town (Machu Picchu town)…. Then we go for our accommodation. (Hotel)… (Optional train from hidrolectrica to aguas calientes )

Waking up early we'll take the first bus go up to Machu Picchu to enter the site as it opens. We'll have a 2 hour guided tour of the site during which you'll learn about the Incas and visit all the most important areas of the citadel. After your tour you'll have free time to explore the site by yourself and if you have permits to climb either Huayna Picchu or Machu Picchu Mountain. In the afternoon you will take the train back to Ollantaytambo from where you will carry on by bus back to Cusco.

What is Included?
  • Professional bilingual guide.
  • Accommodation home stay and hotel.
  • 3 breakfasts, 3 lunchs and 3 dinners.
  • Transportation.
  • Tours Guiding in the local families land properties.
  • Coffee degustation.
  • Machu Picchu entrance.

What is Not Included?
  • First breakfast
  • Last lunch day 4
  • Train from hydroelectric plant to aguas calientes town
  • Tips

  • Original Passport, International Student Card (ISIC card) if applicable
  • Sneakers, T-shirts, Pants, Shorts, Bathing suit, and Sun hat
  • Waterproof jacket and Rain poncho from Nov to Mar.
  • Sunscreen, Bottled Water, and Personal medication
  • Cameras and Extra money
  • Travel Insurance is recommended

As soon as people book their trip to Peru, specifically Cusco, they start wondering about altitude sickness. The air at high altitudes contains less oxygen than at sea level and forces your body to work harder to get the oxygen it needs. Over several days at high altitude, your body adjusts to the lower amount of oxygen in the air. This is why we always recommend spending at least two days (2) in Cusco before beginning any trek. If you have more time, even better. Cusco is an amazing city with a lot to do, so you won’t be bored. With altitude sickness, you may first feel like you have the flu or a hangover. You may have a headache, tiredness, loss of appetite, nausea or vomiting, dizziness, trouble sleeping, trouble breathing during exercise. If any of these effects become severe, please contact our office and we will help you get to a doctor. Most of the time, these symptoms will be mild. We always recommend easing into activity slowly, allowing your body to adjust. Drink plenty of fluids such as water or coca tea. Coca tea has been used since ancient times to help prevent altitude sickness. Leaves from the COCA PLANT contain alkaloids which helps bring oxygen into your blood, helping your body avoid the effects of altitude sickness. Avoid drinking a lot of alcohol and coffee. They will cause you to urinate more often and become dehydrated. Avoid smoking. Smoking makes it more difficult for your body to get oxygen. Avoid sleeping pills. They may cause shallow breathing at night, making it more difficult for your body to absorb oxygen while you sleep. Remember the trek to Machu Picchu is not a race. Even those in the best shape will suffer from altitude sickness when they race to the top of the mountain too quickly. Go slowly, it will give your body time to adjust to the mountain. Your healthcare provider may prescribe medicines, such as are acetazolamide and dexamethasone, to help prevent altitude sickness. Start the medicine 2 days before you get to a high altitude. Continue to take it while you are at high altitude. You must remember that this is your holiday and you do not want to stress out about the possibility of getting sick from the mountains. Do everything slowly. Drink lots of water. And enjoy the coca tea. If anything does happen and you unfortunately get sick, let your guide know right away – all Cusco Travel Treks guides are trained in how to help you get through it.

Of course weather is unpredictable. Typically the dry season in Cusco is from April through October, but this does not stop raining from falling in June or the sun from coming out in December – just be prepared. No matter what month you are doing the trek, please make sure that you have rain gear that includes a waterproof jacket, pants, poncho and waterproof gloves. Many people forget about gloves, but being cold and wet makes hiking very unpleasant. Also prepare for 4 seasons. Many of the treks through the Andes involve many micro-climates and you will need to be prepared for all seasons. Layers are always key as they are easy to adjust to the different temperatures. And evenings will always be cold, so please be prepared with a warm winter weight jacket.

Every Cusco Travel Treks guide has received training in first aid from a physician. We conduct mandatory training every February - every single Cusco Travel Treks guides attend. When guiding you, they will have with them a first aid kit for basic medical problems (traveler's diarrhea, cuts/ scrapes, etc.) and oxygen. They know how to make you feel better. In case something unexpected happens and you feel you can no longer complete the trek, they will figure ou the safest and quickest way off the course and to a clinic. You will never be left alone, you will have a member of the team escort you every step of the way until safely with a doctor. When you are feeling up to it, we will make sure that you still have the chance to visit Machu Picchu and re-connect with your group, traveling by train comfortably.

Because there are so many logistics to plan and pay for before your trek occurs, payment for your trek is due even if you are unable to complete the hike. Please read our BOOKING CONDITIONS carefully so you know what is due. Obtaining travel insurance before you leave home is strongly encouraged. This way, if something happens, and this is rare, you will not be out of pocket a tremendous amount of money.Cusco Travel Treks will provide a letter and your invoice to submit to your insurance in this case to help expedite your processing.

Cusco Travel Treks uses biodegradable soap and transports all our garbage back to Cusco. Our porters are trained to look after the trail and pickup any waste from other groups as well. We also use environmentally-friendly chemical portable toilets that allow us to pack waste out. We believe in leaving no footprint behind.