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Colca Canyon Trek - 6 Days

Trekking to the bottom of the canyon

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Colca Trek 6 days
Tour Code: CT6DCT

Travel Highlights
Colca Trek
Luxury Accommodation in Arequipa and Chivay:
1 night Oasis

Food Includes: All meals as indicated
(B=Breakfast, L=Lunch, D=Dinner)
ALL of our hotels offer free continental breakfast.

Transportation:
Private transportation for all transfers.

Note: Flights are not included (available upon request)

Personal Budgeting: Allow US$160 for meals not included and drinks, US$28 international departure tax, US$10 local departure taxes, US$80 optional excursions. Return visit to Machu Picchu, including bus ride, is $55 US/185 soles

Luxury Inca Trail

Deluxe Inca Trail Tour Itinerary - 11 Days

DAY 1:

Your journey begins today in Lima, Peru. A member of IncaTrail.com.pe air department can work out your air itinerary. Assistance at your arrival to Jorge Chavez International Airport (LIM) and transfer to our hotel in Miraflores or San Isidro. All meals on your own.

DAY 2:

An early morning transfer to Jorge Chavez International Airport (LIM) for our morning flight to Cusco. Assistance at your arrival to Velazco Astete Airport (CUZ) and transfer to our centrally located Cusco hotel. Remainder of the day at leisure to relax and acclimatize to the altitude (3326m/10912ft). Breakfast included.

DAY 3:

This morning we depart on a guided CITY and 04 "RESTOS ARQUEOLOGICOS" TOUR. Visit the City's CATHEDRAL with magnificent colonial art, the Santo Domingo Church or KORIKANCHA which displays the best Inca stonework in Cusco, the Indian fortress of SACSAYHUAMAN with its megalithic stone terraces, The amphitheatre of Q’ENQO, the sanctuary of PUKA PUKARA and the spring-shrine of TAMBOMACHAY. Breakfast included.

DAY 4:

This morning, we drive from Cusco into the Sacred Valley of the Incas, stopping to test your bargaining skills with the locals at the lively little village of Pisac on market day. Great textile products can be found here. You may take a short hike to the inspiring ruins of Pisac. After the hike and lunch you will make your way to the living Inca city of Ollantaytambo where you can explore the impressive ruins. We stay at our exclusive Ollantaytambo hotel. Breakfast and lunch included.
We trek up the Cusichaca valley to the small hamlet of Huallyabamba, the last inhabited place on the trail. The path continues on up past humming birds and stunted cloud forest. Our camp is the beautiful grassy area at Llulluchupampa (3680m). This has out-standing views down the valley. (B / L / D)

DAY 5:

The big day has arrived. Today we meet our Quechua-speaking support team of porters at Piscacucho (km #82) and begin trekking the Inca Trail. We will head towards our first camp at Wayllabamba, on the way we will have a good view of the archaeological complex of Llactapata, where we will have lunch. Dinner and overnight in tents at the campsite.
Hiking: 5.7 miles/5.5 hours; between 7900-9678ft. All meals included.

DAY 6:

Possibly the hardest day of the trek, after a nutritious camp breakfast we head to the highest point of the trail - the impressive Warmihuañusca (Dead woman's pass 4200m/13780ft) where we will have an unbelievable panoramic view of the whole area and will observe different types of microclimates. Here, you will have a tremendous feeling of achievement mixed with relief on reaching the top. After lunch we will continue our walking down to Pacaymayu where we will camp and have dinner.
Hiking: 7 miles/7 hours; final elevation 10991ft. All meals included.

DAY 7:

This spectacular day brings us down into the the second most important pass of the trail at 3,850, having a guided visit at the archaeological complex of Runkurakay and the Inca citadel of Sayacmarca, where lunch will be served. Continue your trekking towards Phuyupatamarka (Cloud-level town), another important archaeological monument. After a short break you will continue walking to Wiñay Huayna (Forever Young) for a guided visit of this impressive Inca complex with a spectacular setting. Dinner and overnight at the camp.
Hiking: 6.25 miles/7 hours; final elevation 11975. All meals included.

DAY 8:

Our anticipation rises as we make our way to Intipunku (the Sun's Gateway) where we will be rewarded with the first breathtaking views of Machu Picchu. After spending time at the lookout point, we descend to the ruins and have a guided tour of the Machu Picchu sanctuary. After treasuring the day we catch a bus down to our charming accommodation in the colourful town of Aguas Calientes and celebrate our return to civilisation.
Hiking: 6.2 miles/5-6 hours. Machu Picchu's elevation is 7,874'. All meals included.

DAY 9:

First thing in the morning we return to Machu Picchu and have it virtually to ourselves before the local tourist train and inca trail hikers arrive (re-entry fee and transfer included). Today is also a great opportunity to climb Wayna Picchu, walk out to the Inca bridge or else just wander through the ruins soaking up the amazing atmosphere. We have a late lunch in Aguas Calientes before boarding the afternoon train back to Ollantaytambo and from there, take the bus to Cusco, arriving at approximately 7 p.m. Overnight in Cusco. Breakfast included. If you have the energy tonight you can explore Cusco's excellent nightlife. (B). (B / L)

DAY 10:

There is so much to see and do in Cusco that we dedicate a whole day to explore at your own pace. Whether your interest is exploring Inca ruins, visiting Colonial churches, bargain hunting in Indian markets or just relaxing over a cappuccino on a terrace overlooking the Plaza de Armas, Cusco has it all.
Note: Can be skipped if need to return home a day earlier.

DAY 11:

Transfer to Velazco Astete Airport (CUZ) for the return flight to Lima where you will connect with your international fligh
 
Accommodation Included in the Colca Trek Program
     
     

JW Marriott Hotel Lima

   
A superb location, awe-inspiring architecture and magnificent view await you at the JW Marriott Hotel Lima. Standing in front of the grand cliffs in the Miraflores district, the JW Marriott Hotel Lima offers sweeping views of the Pacific Ocean from every guest room. The hotel's 25-story, ultra-modern glass tower makes a grand statement as one of the best Lima hotels. Our spacious ocean-view rooms feature the new bedding from Marriott with designer duvets and fluffier pillows, air-conditioning, in-room safe and mini-bar. Magnificently suited for business and pleasure, the JW Marriott Hotel Lima is home to a 5-star gourmet restaurant and over 18,000 square feet of meeting space. Enjoy the first-class service and one-of-kind amenities that include a spa for beauty treatments, fitness center, gift shop with Peruvian products, swimming pool (close during winter season) and tennis court. Whether your trip entails business or leisure, you'll find a haven for relaxation and rejuvenation at the JW Marriott Hotel Lima.   Marriott Lima
     
  • Lima luxury accommodations with deluxe rooms, all with spectacular ocean view
  • High-speed Internet in all rooms and wireless in public areas
  • Lima lodging with air-conditioned rooms, luxurious bedding, in-room safe, coffeemaker
  • Other amenities include iron, ironing board, mini-bar, water purification system
  • Prime location near the Larcomar shopping and entertainment center
  Marriott Hotel Lima
     

Libertador Palacio del Inca Cusco

   
Located in the historic center of the city, facing Koricancha, the Inca Temple of the Sun, the Palacio del Inca Luxury Collection Hotel provides visitors to Cusco with a unique experience. Guests are invited to delight in the superb international and Peruvian cuisine of its two restaurants, relax in the luxurious spa, or enjoy a traditional pisco sour in the charming bar. The hotel’s 187 tastefully decorated rooms offer all the comforts and facilities travelers might expect from one of Peru’s best hotels, including a minibar, internet access, safety deposit box and 24 hour room service.   Libertador Hotel Cusco
     

Libertador Tambo del Inca Sacred Valley

   

The Tambo del Inca Luxury Collection Hotel is currently under construction in the very heart of the magical and timeless Sacred Valley of the Incas. This luxury resort and spa will offer unique adventure tourism experiences, history and cultural tours of the vestiges of the Inca Empire and the living communities of their descendants, and an introduction to Peru’s innovative and varied cuisine.

 

  Libertador Hotel Sacred Valley
     
With its contemporary approach to the ancestral esthetic and the hospitality traditions of the Andes, the hotel will have 128 guest rooms, a luxury spa, two swimming pools, a restaurant, bar, conference rooms and its own train station for trips to the Inca hilltop city of Machu Picchu.   Libertador Tambo Sacred Valley
     

Sumaq Machu Picchu Hotel

   
We are a luxury hotel located in the eastern Andes (rainforest brow), halfway up the “Apu Putucusi” mountains, a short distance from the most important archaelogical ruins in South America: Machu Picchu.

We are the most beautiful hotel, which with previous research, has recreated the architecture and esthetics of the Inca culture. In addition, our entire personnel is from the region and has been trained to protect the environment and provide our guests a unique experience, where both maximum comfort and gastronomy come together in an overwhelming setting.

We are a family oriented company with 30 years of hotel and tourism experience, which prides itself in providing maximum comfort, quality and luxury in the outskirts of the mystic city of Machu Picchu.
  Sumaq Machu Picchu
     
We have designed and equipped each room to suit your complete satisfaction because we are aware that comfort in a hotel starts in the rooms, thus making your stay at Machu Picchu an even more sophisticated experience.

In perfect alignment with the fusion spirit, SUMAQ Machu Picchu Hotel offers its guests spacious rooms decorated with fine traditional Inca inspired pieces which contrast wonderfully with the comfort of our hotel.

There are a total of 60 rooms (3 Sumaq Suites, 11 Premium Jr. Suites and 46 Superior de Luxe) designed to guarantee a unique and comforting experience.
  Sumaq Machu Picchu Hotel Aguas Calientes

What's Included ?

- All airport transfers
- 01 night at JW Marriott Hotel Lima
- 04 nights at Libertador Palacio del Inca Cusco
- 01 night at Libertador Tambo del Inca Sacred Valley
- 01 night at Sumaq Machu Picchu Hotel
- Transport to the Inca Trail in private vehicle
- All camping and cooking equipment: this includes Thermarests, spacious North Face tents, dining tent and toilet tent
- An emergency first-aid kit and oxygen
- A qualified, English speaking, Inca trail guide,
- Porters and a cook team
- A guided tour in Machu Picchu
- The entrance ticket to the Inca Trail and Machu Picchu ruins
- Entrance ticket to Ollantaytambo ruins
- Bus transfers to and from the ruins
- Vistadome Train ticket from Machu Picchu to Cusco

All meals provided are indicated in the itinerary. (B = Breakfast, L = Lunch, D = Dinner).

Not Included

Sleeping bag, airport taxes ($5 local, $28 international), personal expenses and tips.

 

2009 COLCA TREK

 

2009 Price : $595
Per person based on double occupancy

Single supplement: $95

 

 


Once you submit this request, one of our travel consultants will contact you within 24 hrs. to confirm and finalize your reservation.
 

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