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Machu Picchu Trekking

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Machu Picchu Trekking  (05 Days / 04 Nights) from USD $ 267

Machu Picchu Trekking is a combination of adventure, ecotourism and culture, which allows you to get to Machu Picchu, in an exciting and fun way, alternating the bus trip, with a hike and ending it with a short stretch by train.

First, we’ll start the journey on the Cusco / Quillabamba asphalted road, going over the Málaga Mountain Pass (4,350 m.a.s.l.), linking with the village of Santa Teresa, the other access way to Machu Picchu, for its proximity and because it offers adventure tourism alternatives, such as canopy, cyclotourism, rafting and Cocalmayo´s Thermo-medicinal Baths.

This is a recommended and unforgettable trip, for any student delegation, for the landscapes, gastronomy and recreational activities it offers.

Machu Picchu Trekking PROGRAM

DAY 01           Cusco / Málaga Mountain Pass / Santa María / Santa Teresa / Cocalmayo
  • Transfer from the airport or bus station, to the Hotel CALICANTO, in Cusco , including breakfast, free day-use service, to freely use the bathrooms, leave luggage and acclimatize
  • Free morning
  • Lunch
  • 1:00 p.m.: Departure from the hotel, on a tourist transportation bound to the locality of Santa Teresa, along the Sacred Valley road, going up to the Málaga Mountain Pass ( 4,350 m .a.s.l.) and descending to the subtropical jungle of the La Convención Valley , on stretches of asphalted and compacted dirt road, in good conditions
  • 6:00 p.m.: Arrival in Santa Teresa ( 1,645 m .a.s.l.) and accommodation at the camping site
  • Recreation at Cocalmayo´s Thermo-medicinal Baths, in a natural paradise
  • Dinner (Barbecue grill, bonfire and artistic show)
  • Camping night in Cocalmayo.
DAY 02          Hike Santa Teresa / Machu Picchu Pueblo
  • Breakfast at the camping site
  • 8:00 a.m.: Beginning of the hike to the village of Machu Picchu (Aguas Calientes), on hanging bridges, oroyas and surrounded by abundant nature
  • Lunch in the Intiwatana (Hidroeléctrica) area, at Km. 122 of the railway
  • Guided visit of the Archaeological Site of the Intiwatana
  • Going on with the hike, along the railroad tracks, parallel to the Vilcanota River
  • 3:00 p.m.: Arrival at the village of Machu Picchu and accommodation at a hotel
  • Dinner.
DAY 03          Guided visit of the Incan City of Machu Picchu / Return to Cusco
  • Breakfast at your hotel
  • 7:00 a.m.: Tourist bus ride up to the Incan City of Machu Picchu, Wonder of the Modern World, located among abrupt mountains and almost inaccessible places, presenting a set of houses, squares, stairways, towers, walls, water fountains, ceremonial places, such as the Intiwatana (Solar observatory), sacred temples and benched terraces, with an incredible urban harmony, displaying the Incan engineering’s high level of development.
  • Bus ride down to the village of Machu Picchu (Aguas Calientes)
  • Lunch
  • 2:55 p.m.: Departure of the local train bound to Ollantaytambo´s train station
  • 4:30 p.m.: Arrival in Ollantaytambo and return to Cusco , on a tourist bus
  • 6:30 p.m.: Arrival in Cusco and transfer to your hotel or the bus station
  • Dinner
  • Discotheque.
DAY 04          Free morning / City Tour in the afternoon
  • Breakfast at your hotel
  • Free morning
  • Lunch
  • 1:45 p.m.: Guided tour of the city, visiting the Cathedral, Temple of the Qorikancha, Archaeological Complex of Saqsaywaman, Q´enqo, Tambomachay, Pukapukara and the Qosqo Native Art Center
  • Dinner
  • Hotel night, in Cusco
DAY 05          Excursion to the South Valley / Typical gastronomy
  • Breakfast at your hotel
  • 8:00 a.m.: Departure from your hotel, on a tourist bus bound to the South Valley
  • Guided visit of the Incan Archaeological Complex of Tipón (Adoratory and hydraulic experimentation center)
  • Guided visit of the Pre-Incan Archaeological Complex of Piquillaqta, declared as National Archaeological Park
  • Visit of Andahuaylillas´ Church, known as “ America ’s Sistine Chapel”
  • Short visit to the typical village of Oropesa , Regional Capital of Bread, elaborated with export quality, and tasting of the famous “Chuta” bread made in handcrafted wood burning ovens
  • 1:00 p.m.: Typical country style lunch, in the village of Tipón or Saylla, with options to choose from, between the oven-baked guinea pig and pork cracklings
  • 3:00 p.m.: Return to Cusco (Day-use service, at the Hotel Calicanto)
  • Transfer to the bus station.


  • Arrival and departure transfers
  • Free DAY-use service, at the Hotel Calicanto (Upon arrival and before departure)
  • Tourist transportation Cusco / Santa Teresa / Hidroeléctrica
  • Bilingual official tour guide
  • 01 entrance fee to Cocalmayo´s Thermal Baths
  • Hike Santa Teresa / Machu Picchu Pueblo
  • Bus up and back down, in Machu Picchu Pueblo
  • Guided visit of Machu Picchu and entrance ticket
  • Local train ticket Machu Picchu / Ollantaytambo
  • Tourist transportation Ollantaytambo / Cusco
  • Guided tour of the city
  • Guided excursion to the South Valley
  • 01 camping night in Santa Teresa
  • 03 hotel nights (Bedrooms for two, three, four, five and six)
  • 05 lunches, 04 dinners and 05 breakfasts
  • Entrance fee to the discotheque + soft drink (Adults: Aperitif)
  • Support with communication logistics
  • First aid kit.

Does Not Include:

  • 19 % VAT tax (For Peruvians only)
  • National and international flight tickets
  • Airport taxes (TUAA) USD $ 06.05, to board national flights and USD $ 30.25, for international flights
  • Non-programed food, extras, alcoholic drinks, phone calls, laundry shop, tips, snacks, etc.
  • Services not established in this program
  • Additional nights due to flight or train cancellations, or that of other services, for reasons beyond the company’s control.

What recommended that you bring:

  • Small backpack
  • Light clothes for warm weather
  • Jacket for the cold
  • Waterproof poncho (Rain season)
  • Canteen, mineral water and snacks
  • Sun blocking lotion and sunglasses
  • Swimming suit, towel and personal hygiene kit
  • Hat or cap
  • Photo camera, camcorder and batteries
  • Extra money in Soles.


(Tarriff valid only for Peruvian and foreign students, with ISIC)

Hotel  Category Local  Train Expedition
Standard 3* 399
Budget 2* 267 315

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