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I would like to express my deepest and most sincere gratitude to Sap Adventures for an amazing and unforgettable trek along the Inca Trail. From the first email before our trip until our departure from Cusco, everyone at SAP took excellent care of my mom, my aunt, and me, but I especially want to thank our guides: Braulio and Franklin. We literally would not have made it to Machu Picchu without them.
We knew going into the trek that we would be the slowest of the group, but we were unprepared for the altitude sickness and exhaustion. After the first half hour of hiking, we only saw the rest of the group and Braulio at a few rest stops, meals, and in the evenings. When we did see Braulio, he was a wonderful guide; very knowledgeable, outgoing, friendly, and concerned for our well being. At Machu Picchu especially, he demonstrated an extensive archaeological understanding, and my only regret is that we were not fast enough to spend more time with him and the rest of the group. Franclin stuck with us at the back for the entire trek, and I sincerely believe that it was only his patience, encouragement, and care that got us to Machu Picchu.
Beginning on the first day, my aunt unfortunately had a hard time and struggled with altitude sickness and exhaustion. As would become our trend, darkness fell before we reached camp, and we needed to stop every few feet to take a break. But Franclin, who had been with us all day, kept up his enthusiasm and encouragement. Braulio and several porters, despite having already reached camp and seen to the needs of the rest of the group, returned to us for the last part of the trek to light our path and help us for the rest of the way to camp. Once there, they administered oxygen to my aunt and made sure we were as comfortable as possible.
At the beginning of the second day we were amused to see that we had been assigned our own personal porter, Mario, who quietly shadowed us like a guardian angel for all of the second and third days just in case we needed more help. Despite having to take care of three rather slow hikers, Felipe and Mario never complained. I cannot possibly express my appreciation enough. Felipe treated my mom and aunt as if they were his own much-loved and respected mother and aunt, and helped keep my worry for them at bay by pointing out orchids, describing the Inca ruins, and trying to teach me Quechua.
In addition to Felipe, Braulio, and Mario, the other Sap Adventures porters, cooks, and coordinator all helped make the trip amazing.
Linton Smith Lintonsmith32@gmail.com
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6 Days Cusco Lindo

In these 6 days short trip you’ll experience the highlights of the Inca wonders surrounding of the Cusco City tour, Sacred Valley, easy 1 day trek Tour and the Classic Train tour to Machu Picchu, Truly a wonderful experience for those interested in this fascinating ancient culture!
This is easily the shortest of the treks and is best suited for those with a limited amount of time, but who would still like to do a bit of trekking before they see Machu Picchu.

Program Itinerary

Day 1: Arrival to Cusco

Reception in Cusco airport and transfer to the Hotel in Cusco. Rest and acclimatize as you are now at 3,400 mtrs above sea level. If you are feeling up to it..Optional Afternoon: Guided Visit to the City as well as the nearby Inca Ruins of Tambomachay, Puca Pucara, Quenko and Sacsaywaman. ( or this can be done on your free day 5th. Return to the Hotel Overnight. Hotel with Breakfast included.

Day 2: Sacred Valley of the Incas

At 8.20am meet at Sap Adventures office or transfer from your hotel at earlier time if coordinated. In a tourist bus, we travel from Cusco past Saqsaywaman & Tambomachay, over the mountains toward the Sacred Valley. We descend 1500 feet to the valley floor of the sacred Urubamba river and the village of Pisac where we will visit a traditional market and you can buy some local souveniers. We then drive up to explore the extensive ruins of Pisac with stunning views over the valley. On the guided walk into the Citadel of Pisac you can observe temples, residences, altars, channels, carvings, tunnels/caves and the famous Intihuatana “The hitching post of the Sun",

For those who would prefer to spend more time in the market instead of visiting the ruins, advise your guide so he can organise a time and place to pick you up when returning through the market.

We continue on to Urubamba where we stop for you to buy lunch. A further 30 mins drive takes us to Ollantaytambo surrounded by the sacred mountains, where we will again discover the magnificence of the Incan constructions, the amazing temple of the Sun, enormous blocks of rock perfectly carved and polished, stone water fountains, stairs, terraces and the beauty of the local people in their traditional dress, all surrounded by the sacred mountains and Valley of Patacancha and Willoq.
On our return, we quickly visit the famous church and archeological site in Chincheros, arriving to Cusco at about 6.30-7:00pm.Meals: BL

Day 3: Special trek to Moray – Salineras – Machu Picchu.

“This trek is ideal for those passengers who really want to be far in the middle of nowhere with only nature and a great way for you to enjoy a shorter trek that still includes Machu Picchu.
We will pick you up from your hotel at about 7am and we will take a transport to the little town of Maras, where we start our walking. Maras has nice colonial doors in its main street. In nearby Moray we will find circle terraces which used to be”the agriculture Inca laboratory”. The circles were used for the development of different strains of crops. Between the highest and lowest terraces there is a difference of up to 15 degrees. Although the difference between neighboring terraces is very small, it creates distinct microclimates that change growing conditions and allow the propagation of a huge variety of plants each with slightly different growth requirements.
From Moray we walk down for 5 hours through various plantations with a nice mountain views to the salt pans of Salineras. Here more than 5000 terraces are still in production and many families of Maras bring their salt to the market of Urubamba on mules.
After lunch our private vehicle will transport us to Ollantaytambo, at 17:30 pm we board our train to Aguas Calientes. 2 hours of spectacular train ride with amazing views at both sides of the valleys with impressive snow capped mountains, several Inca constructions can be seen from your windows and the Urubamba river near the train. After we arrive to Aguas Calientes our guide will take you to our Hostel where you are set for the night. There is an optional time to go to the hot springs to relax and good for muscles. At dinner time your guide will inform you all details about our plans for next morning to see Machu picchu and optimize your visit at this wonderful.

Day 4: Aguas Calientes – Machu Picchu - Cusco

Early wake up at 04:00 am and after breakfast we need to wait at the Bus Terminal to get our bus. The first Bus to Machu picchu depart at 5:30am (6 Hrs in Machu picchu)
After 30 minutes of bus ride we are at the entrance of Machu picchu ready for our guided visit, 3 hours guided tour with our expert tour guide ,he will show and walk with you throught the most remarkable sectors areas, temples, residences, altars and he will offer a relevant history and archaeology informations.
After the guided tour you will have extra time to explore by yourself; climbing to Machu picchu mountain, climbing the the sun gate “Inti-Punku”, walking to Inca Bridge.
Climbing to Huayna picchu; Tickets climb Huayna picchu mountain are limited (200 at 07:00 am & 200 at 11:00 am) its only given to tourists at the entrance so if this is one of your interest please coordinate with your tour guide. By 14:30 pm we board a bus down to Aguas Calientes to the Hostel for our Lunch.
At 16.45 pm we board our train return to Poroy-Cusco train station, our transfer will take you to your hotel, return time at 21.00 Hrs approx.

Day 5: Cusco Day free

Cusco Free Day to recuperate or Choose from a variety of one day activities that you can nominate on your arrival to Cusco. Rafting / Mountain Biking / Horse Riding ; Cusco University Inca Museum, Artist neiborhood of San Blas or just Shopping. Meals: B

Day 6: Bye to Cusco

Transfer to airport for your flight back to Lima. OR Extension flights or Transport to Puno -Lake Titicaca, the Amazon - Puerto Maldonado or Colca Canyon in Arequipa.
Meals: B

Trip view

  • Trip Duration:  6 Days / 5 Nights
  • Start / Finish: Cusco

What is included?

  • Reception and transfers from Cusco´s Airport
  • 4 Nights in Hotel in Cusco in Standard Private Rooms with Buffet breakfast
  • Cusco City Tour, Sacred Valley & short trek to  Machu picchu, with experienced guides
  • Expedition Train Tickets in and return
  • 2 Bus tickets Aguas Calientes-Machu picchu-Aguas Calientes.
  • Entrance fees for Machu picchu
  • Machu picchu guided Tour with Sap experienced guides
  • (in a small group 6-12 max 14)
  • 1 Night Hotel in Aguas Calientes
  • 5 Breakfasts, 2 Lunch and  Dinner included

What is not included?

  • Cusco Visitors Ticket (165 soles or approx US$59 )
  • 4 Inca sites near Cusco, Templo of the Sun, Cathedral and 3 sites on Sacred Valley.
  • Meals where not indicated
  • Hot Springs in Aguas Calientes 10 soles
  • Bottle water, drinks.

You need to bring

  • Trekking day You only need to carry a small day pack with water bottle, camera,
    rain jacket/poncho.
  • change of clothes, basic toiletries.
  • sun hat/sunscreen.
  • insect repellent.
  • torch.
  • comfortable sturdy shoes or hiking boots.
  • Extra money.
  • All bedding and towel is provided in accomodation.

The price of this package will be according to the category of the hotel at the moment of your booking.








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