The Huchuy Qosqo Tour is one of the best short treks in the outlying area of the Sacred Valley near to Cusco. On 3 day Huchuy Qosqo tour hikers will travel through little Andean villages and enjoy the amazing scenery of Vilcanota mountain range.
Huchuy Qosqo (small Cusco) is an extraordinary Inca site located high above the Sacred Valley of the Incas, It may had similar distribution of buildings as in the big Inca capital “Qosqo” perhaps is the reason why Qechuas call Huchuy Qosqo or little Cusco.
The trekking trail for Huchuy Qosqo tour does not require trek permits, so is not limited on number of visitors per day as the classic Inca Trail. To the end of the Huchuy Qosqo Tour travelers will connect to Machu Picchu by train from Ollantaymbo, you will have one night of camping in the wilderness of the nature and a night in a Hotel in the beautiful town of Aguas Calientes.
In the morning of Huchuy Qosqo tour departure, travelers will be picked up from their hotels in a private transport and drive to the interesting village of Pata bamba, where we start trekking, following a picturesque footpath of the locals until we reach the top of the mountain and have spectacular views over the Sacred Valley. To continue with Huchuy Qosqo Tour we will pass Siwa a beautiful village, with many pretty farming fields around, then Huchuy Qosqo trail goes on the hills where llamas and sheep graze; enjoying all the beautiful mountain scenery. We will follow an Inca trail downward to a village of stone huts, with thatched straw roofs.
Next to Pucamarka village there is an interesting Inca site, which functioned as the military post for the Incas; while after this beautiful ruins is our lunch place. In the afternoon as part of Huchuy Qosqo tour, we will hike through a beautiful small canyon; walking another 40 minutes on a beautiful trail we will arrive to the spectacular Inca site of Huchuy Qosqo.
Overnight in Camping.
After breakfast our guide will show us the most beautiful structures of Huchuy Qosqo and all the history of the Incas, then we continue with Huchuy Qosqo tour, trekking uphill for 3 hours to the mountain top, taking in some breathtaking views of this area; we will head down to Tauca village for lunch. In the afternoon we will be transported down into the Sacred Valley to Ollantaytambo. In the evening we will have the famous train ride through the Urubamba canyon until we reach the town of Machu Picchu. The journey by train is approx. 1 ½ hours (expedition class). On our arrival at Machu Picchu town there will be a short walk of 10 minutes to your hotel where you will spend the night.
Aguas Calientes Hostal:
In the morning after breakfast we take a bus up to the ruins of Machu Picchu. (Bus included in price) so that we can observe this famous sunrise at this magical center of the Incas and enjoy this astonishing place before the crowds arrive. You will then have a 2 hours guided tour of Machu Picchu, after the tour you can explore the ruins by yourself or climb up Huayna Picchu for the mind blowing views. Please note that new regulations for Huayna Picchu determinate two entry times to the mountain – at 7am and 10am, each time has a limit of 200 spaces. We highly recommend you to make your booking in advance.
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After we finish with Machu Picchu, we will take the bus down to Aguas Calientes and then return to Cusco by the expedition train (leaves between 3pm to 6pm) from the train station you will be transferred directly back to your hotel.
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