A cultural tour which the main attraction are the Inti Raymi and Inca Trail to Machu Picchu throughout month of June, from 22nd to 27th of exploration, hikes, traditional ritulas and the steps of Inca Trek.
This Inti Raymi and Inca Trail (6days) begins when our representative will wait you to transfer to your accommodation.
The next day is about exploring the Sacred Valley, Chincheros, Pisac, Ollantaytambo and the ruins of each one.
June 24th is the magical day because we can see the celebration of the Sun (Inti), the Inti Raymi Ceremony begins in the morning at the front of the Sun Temple in Qoriqancha.
So amazing the reunification of all the "Suyos" (Qollasuyu, Kuntisuyu, Antisuyu y Chinchaysuyu) againly, at the final is make a ceremonial reading for know the destiny of the next year.
For the last session is necessary go to the archeological and wonder site from Sacsayhuaman while cherish the Inca ruins.
The rest of the days is about the Trail to Machu Picchu that involves the pass among th Inca steps, the beautiful landscapes, many panoramic views from mountains and lakes, a varied weather especially the cloud forest and more wonderful and archaeological sites to visit with museums and monuments. All latest until arrive to Machu Picchu with a guided tour. In the afternoon return to Cusco by train after an amazing expedition on the road.
Day 01 - 22nd June: Arrival to Cusco
Day 02 - 23rd June: Sacred Valley of the Incas
Day 03 - 24th June: Inti Raymi Tour
Day 04 - 25th June: Hiking to the Inca Trail
Day 05- 26th June: Hiking to Machu Picchu
Day 06 - 27th June: Departure
Crew: A Salkantay Trek Machu representative in Cusco and a professional bilingual Tour Guide on the Sacred Valley, Inca Trail 2 day and Machu Picchu.
Accommodation: 3* hotels (5 nights).
Meals: 6x breakfast, 1 Box lunch on the Inca Trail, 1x Buffet lunch on the Sacred Valley and Box lunch in the Inti Raymi festival .
Transportation: Transportation by private van, a train round trip (Expedition Class).
From the aiport our representative of the agency will transport you to your accommodation. This day doesn't have some hikes or visits planned but you can walk around the town. Is recommended the museums, galleries, restaurants and house of crafts.
A good day to acclimatize to the climate because the last days are involve the Inca Trail.
The visit to Sacred Valley that abarks many cultural and archaeological sites especially the food agriculturally, it beautiful valley was made by the Urubamba River passing through Ollantaytambo until the sanctuary from Machu Picchu.
We can observe all the ruins and take pictures like reminds and explore the area, tourists explore the agricultural terracing carved frequently.
Then we continue to Ollantaytambo also an amazing and very important site to visit with panoramic views of the landscapes. Interact with people of the area and observe interesting habits with the land.
Already in the afternoon we have to return to Cusco, be ready because the next day is coming with a nice ritual.
Being a ceremony organized for the Sun, celebrated in wonderful escenes among the ruins.
Program of the Sacsaywaman´s scene:
Early in the morning you'll be transported to Ollantaytambo's railway station on a driving of 2hours. Continue by train until Km104 where exists a checkpoint to start the Inca Trail. Begins the trekking for 3hours approximately to reach Chachabamba, an important archaeological site where our lunch will waiting us.
Now we have to go until Wiñayhuayna, before do latest we'll see landscapes and varied vegetation especially the cloud forest, also a waterfall to take pictures and a rest.
Arriving to the Sun Gate with a panoramic view from the citalde, being too late for visit the mountain we'll descend to Aguas Calientes which is located the accommodation and be ready because tomorrow will be "the day".
Wake up early and take a good breakfast to enjoy the day, during a hike of about 2hours we arrive to the citadel of Machu Picchu with a guided tour we can explore the citadel and purchase some reminds. Then, is an alternative climb the Huayna Picchu mountain because from there you can take the best pictures and cherish the amazing landscapes, really amazing the panoramic views.
Exploring all Machu Picchu on our own and pass among the Inca ruins while take the pictures of each one.
Finally return to Cusco passing by Ollantaytambo to take a van after a fantastic excursion.
After your breakfast you'll be transported to the aiport being the end of our tour.
Please note: A return flight to Lima can be arranged upon request!
Meals budget: Please allow USD 50 - 100 for meals not included.
Single room: Please note that if you have booked the "Single Room" option for the Inti Raymi tour, you receive your own single room for all overnights.
Local flights: There are two local flights are not included in the cost of the tour.