For the complete all inclusive tour package that gives you everything your heart desires; Cusco, the capital of the Inca empire, Sacred Valley with all of its treasures to discovery and archeological sites, and the Short Inca Trail with Machu Picchu, at the end of your journey, this adventure hiking package is the best choice possible
Upon your arrival to Cusco, you will be welcomed by our representative and transferred to your hotel. There, you will receive a short briefing and have the rest of the morning at your leisure to rest and acclimate to the altitude.
In the afternoon at 1pm, we will pick you up at your hotel and start our visit of the Imperial city of Cusco, a living example of the mix of Andean and Spanish cultures. Then, we continue our journey visiting the Santo Domingo Convent built over Koricancha Temple, an ancient Incan Palace and main worship center of the Sun God. You will have time to enjoy these beautiful sights; after ,we proceed to visit the archaeological site of Sacsayhuaman with its military style Incan architecture, which dominates the city.
Finally, we head towards the archaeological sites of Qenqo, Pucapucara and Tambomachay, located in the northeast part of the city. We will take you back to your hotel in the early evening.
We will pick you up at your hotel at 7:30am,then, drive in our private van towards the Sacred Valley of the Incas, taking the direct route towards Pisac. We will stop along the way to have a classic view of the Urubamba valley, with crops dressing the mountains like a colorful carpet. Then, arrive at the quaint market of Pisac, where we will have free time to interact with the local artisans and purchase their hand-made souvenirs. Afterwards, we will go to the archaeological site of Pisac, where we will enjoy the great and unique ancient Incan tombs, terraces, watchtowers and religious area.
After having lunch in Urubamba, we journey to the archaeological site of Moray, also known as “The Greenhouses of the Incas”, which is unique and fascinating. Different levels of terraces are carved into a huge circular shape, part of which was further excavated by the Incas. The terraces have varied microclimates depending on how deep into the site they are, they were thought to have been used by the Incas to discover the optimal growing conditions for their crops. We proceed on our journey towards the colonial town of Maras, where we will hike downhill to the pre-Incan salt mines. Thousands of saltpans have been used for salt extractions since before Incan times. A hot spring at the top of the valley discharges a small stream of heavily salt laden water, which is diverted into saltpans and evaporated to produce salt that is used for human and animal comsumption. Finally, we drive to Ollantaytambo, where we spend the night.
After a delicious breakfast, we will have a guided tour of the archaeological site of Ollantaytambo. We will explore this living Incan town of Ollantaytambo with Incan origins with remarkable channels and stone streets. On its high side, one rises to an impressive ceremonial center, which was once home to a cult devoted to water and a fortress that guarded the access to the inferior part of the valley. On the otherside, we can admire impressive ancient storehouses. After time to explore and enjoy this great sight, we take our train to Aguas Calientes in the afternoon on the 1:37pm Vistadome train,with its great views of the Sacred Valley. We spend the night in our hotel in Aguas Calientes.
After an very early breakfast, we will leave our hostel to take the 5:30am bus, to journey up towards Machu Picchu citadel for the 1st session: 6am to 12pm, in time to catch the sunrise. We will visit one of the most important energetic centers of the world: Machu Picchu. This 2.5 hour guided tour will take us into the history around this mysterious and charming place. Afterwards, we have plenty of time to explore, take photos and have the option to climb Wayna Picchu or go to the Sun Gate. Then, we head back to Aguas Calientes and have lunch on your own.
***If you climb Huayna Picchu or Machu Picchu Mountain. You get 2 hours extra at Machu Picchu.
Later in the afternoon, we will catch the 4:43pm Vistadome Train to Poroy (Cusco).Then ,you will be transferred by van to Cusco, arriving at about 8:45pm. (In rainy season, January through April, the train only runs to the Ollantaytambo station and not the Poroy station)
After having breakfast at your hotel, enjoy the remaining time in Cusco by exploring. Then, in the afternoon, we will drop you off at the airport so you can catch your flight.
This fantastic package can be done on any date that is best for you as long as we have a minimum of 2 participant.
***Deposit for 3* hotels is $316 USD per person and for 4* or 5* hotels $525 USD per person
***Private service is available for $75 USD more per person.
***All entrance fees are included and we operate our tours in small groups averaging 4 persons with a maximum of 8!
***This price includes a round trip Vistadome Train is which allows you to enjoy the gorgeous landscape of the Sacred Valley!
Glamping Peru Treks is a family owned local tour operator based in Cusco with personal experience over many years of trekking. Glamping Peru Treks is a 1oo% Cusquenian Company without any shareholders.
Our dream as a locally based company is to create small personalized tours & treks strictly and only operated by local professional staff catering in PERSONALIZED and HIGH QUALITY SERVICE.
We take pride in having a reputation as being a RESPONSIBLE & SUSTAINABLE tour operator. Our staff are our extended family. We ensure they are supported financially by paying offering them a fair salary. We are proud of having a team without we wouldn’t be able to offer the best service and lifetime experiences to our clients.
In an effort to provide a more personalized service to our passengers,we at Glamping Peru Treks have a policy that our groups will not exceed 8 people. This sets us apart from other companies that operate departures with bigger groups.
OUR TOUR GUIDES
We are proud of our guides! Highly professional, speaking fluent English, very knowledgeable and passionate for Incan heritage and history. Our guides are dedicated to steady personal development, learning to ensure that you receive accurate and recognized theories about Incan and Andean culture. Fun loving, great sportsmen and well – educated crew, as well as, holding degrees in one of the following: Archaeology, Tourism, Botany, History or Anthropology.
Glamping Peru Treks have always believed that we should “give back” to the communities, we pass through during treks. Therefore, as part of our commitment to responsible tourism, we always do many social projects and hire locally.
Glamping Peru Treks is so proud to be able to support these beautiful people, not only employing them to join our team but go back to our grassroots as they share with their families. It makes us happy to have this holistic approach with our highland employees and their families!
A beautiful reflection of our attitude in everything we do, is making life richer and more meaningful for all involved.
Please read carefully the following information as it will help answer all of your questions about our services and tours
You will be greeted at Cusco airport and taken to your hotel, please ensure that you inform us of your flight details at least 14 days prior to trek’s start. Look out for our representative holding a board of Glamping Peru Treks at the arrival terminal.
It will take place the night before the trek at 6pm at our office, which is located at Calle Santa Teresa Nº383 ; 303 (second floor), we are next to SUBWAY restaurant.
Of course! During the Cusco to Machu Picchu Tour, your main luggage can be stored at our office or at your hotel, both are free.
FIRST, to book your Cusco to Machu Picchu Tour, we need you to fill out our booking form by clicking on BOOK NOW on our homepage or click here the link BOOK NOW.
Please, be ready with the following information (FROM EACH PARTICIPANT in your group). We cannot purchase an an entrance to Machu Picchu or the train without the following information:
SECOND, we require a deposit of $200.00 USD per person, in order, to purchase your entrance to Machu Picchu and train ticket. You can make you deposit by clicking on the VISA or PAYPAL symbols on the top of our home page, or you can click on the VISA or PAYPAL symbols on our booking page or click here on the payment method of your choice, either VISA or PAYPAL.
It would be greatly appreciated if you can pay in cash at our office (we accept US dollars or Peruvian soles) in Cusco. We have many ATMs in the historical center to withdraw money. You can also pay by VISA or PAYPAL online but you will have to pay a 5.5% service charge, charged by VISA and PAYPAL. To pay your balance through PAYPAL, you need to log into your PAYPAL account using our email address of email@example.com.
With alternative treks, we may be able to change dates for a fee depending on what has been already purchased. Please contact the office as soon as possible if you need to change your date.
*** If you cancel your Cusco to Machu Picchu Tour, the deposit is not refundable!
Yes! You have to bring your original passport as it is very important, in order, to gain entry to Machu picchu and other sites. It must be the original passport that you have used to book with us from the start.
In case, you are renewing your passport or changing your name, go ahead and send us your old passport information to secure your permit and we can change it when you get your new passport number or updated your name for a fee of $25 per person. We must have a copy of your old and new passport to make the change. *It is important to always have copies of your old passport ,in case you renew it. *
If you do not wish to pay this fee, you will need to bring both your old and new passports to Peru with you. You can enter Peru with your new passport but you will need to show both passports, old and new to enter into Machu Picchu and other sites. If you do not have both, you will not be allowed to enter into these amazing sites. The Peruvian government is very strict about this!
The weather is very unpredictable and it’s difficult to foresee. We recommend to always dress in layers as it is more easier to add on of take off while passing though the various microclimates.
In general, if you excerise regularly and spend a couple of days in Cusco or the Sacred Valley, you will be able to acclimate normally. It usually take between 24 hours to 1 day.
The recommended remedies for altitude sickness is WATER, COCA TEA and OXYGEN, IF NEEDED. Our guides are trained to treat you for Altitude Sickness. For more detailed information on Altitude Sickness, click this link: Altitude Sickness.
The maximum group size is 8 persons. Usually our groups are between 2-6 persons. Glamping Peru Treks specializes in SMALL, PRIVATE groups while providing personalized service.
Absolutely! Included in our packages is dropping you off at your hotel on the return from your trek or tour. If you have booked your hotel in the Sacred Valley like Ollantaytambo or Urubamba, we will drop you there too!
If you spend the night at Ollantaytambo before the trek, we wil pick you up there.
If you’re happy with the services provided, a tip – though not compulsory – is appreciated. While it may not be customary, it’s of great significance for the people who will take care of you during the tour. It inspires excellent service and is an entrenched feature of the tourism industry across many Glamping Peru Treks destinations. Of course,you are free to tip more or less as you feel, depending on your perception of the quality and the length of your tour. Remember, a tip is not compulsory and should only be given when you receive excellent service.
Yes, we are a local sustainable & responsible tourism operator that incorporates 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 respect the local places and it´s people.