Explore the Huchuy Qosqo Trek to Machu Picchu 2 days
Huchuy Qosqo Trek is an archaeological site of the Incas located at an altitude of 3,600 meters above sea level, Calca province, in the Sacred Valley of the Incas. This archaeological complex is one of the most important in Cusco due to its architectural level, after Ollantaytambo and Pisac.
One of the main attractions of Huchuy Qosqo, is a building with three floors or levels; the first two are made of finely carved stone and the third level is made of adobe and although it has lacked a roof for a long time, it is so resistant that it has stood for more than 500 years. In Huchuy Qosqo you can see an esplanade on the side of an abyss where you can see Inca constructions, terraces, rooms with up to two floors, canals and everything looks spectacular because they are built on platforms.
During this walk, we will be able to appreciate the signs of the Inca constructions; some Inca stairs and small doors with Inca decorations until reaching the Wonder of Huchuy Qosqo. Which is located on the mountains of the Sacred Valley of the Incas; Also, from this point you can appreciate the impressive panoramic view of the entire Cordillera del Vilcanota with its imposing snow-capped peaks.
- Huchuy Qosqo or Little Cusco From here you can take beautiful views of the other side of the valley, it is possible to appreciate snowfalls of exuberant beauty like the snowy Pitusiray and at the bottom of this privileged view of beautiful villages.
- Discover with the guide the fascinating history that this wonderful place keeps under its impressive building, is located in the upper third of a mountain and exhibits one of the most impressive works of topographic modification through the use of andenería, modulating the edges of cliffs and ravines vertical over the Vilcanota Valley,
- Connect with the natural environment abundant in plants, animals, streams and lagoons that you will find on the trail.
- Get involved with the traditions and customs of the surrounding towns.
- A short route little visited with platforms, esplanades, patios, squares, buildings of different magnitude that will take you to the lost city of the Machu Picchu Incas.
Inclusions of this tour
CUSCO - PIURAY - HUCHUY QOSQO - OLLANTAYTAMBO
Today we will pick you up from your hotel at 5:00 am. Then we are going to go to the Piuray Lagoon, a place of peasants and shepherds, full of potato fields, and cereals. After some indications with your guide, we begin the hike up to the Qoricocha viewpoint, an average of 3 hours. At this point it is possible to see the main snow-capped mountains of Cusco, such as Ausangate, Veronica, Pitusiray, and Salkantay. After a rest we continue with our walk along an ancient Inca Trail to the Community of Pumamarca, where our cook will offer us a delicious lunch. Then we begin the descent to the archaeological complex of Huchuy Qosqo, through a canyon surrounded by beautiful Qantu plants and flowers, sometimes it is possible to see Condors and chinchillas. At 2 pm we will arrive at the Inca palace of Wiracocha, the majestic Huchuy Qosqo, where we will explore its main houses, temples and cultivation platforms. Lugo goes down a road to the town of Lamay, where we will take a transport that will take us to the town of Ollantaytambo, where we will have dinner and spend the night after a day full of adventures.
Hotel Retama Machu Picchu
OLLANTAYTAMBO - TOUR IN MACHU PICCHU - RETURN TO CUSCO
Today is a very important day since you will visit the sacred citadel of the Incas Machu Picchu. One of the 7 modern wonders. To do this, you will get up very early from your Hotel in Ollantaytambo, after a short breakfast, we go to the train station in Ollantaytambo, from where our train to Machu Picchu will leave at 5:00 am, after 1h 45m. We will arrive at the town of Aguas Calientes, and then we will board the bus to the sanctuary of Machu Picchu. Before starting your tour of Machu Picchu, your guide will give you some brief directions. Take into account that, for example, there are no bathrooms within the attraction, so it is recommended that you use the toilets before starting the walk. At 8:00 am you will have the first panoramic view of Machu Picchu from where you can take the most famous photos and with your guide, visit all the most important places in the citadel of Machu Picchu. After having walked through the wonder of the world, you should leave if you want with your guide or stay a little longer on your own, since it is very important to know that now you can no longer stay many hours inside the enclosure. At noon you must return to the town of Aguas Calientes where you will choose a more comfortable place so that you can have lunch and take your return train at 15:00 pm, upon return you will enjoy a beautiful sunset on a unique train trip through Cusco. Your trip will end at the door of your hotel at 19:00 pm approx.
Best season to travel
The best time to visit Peru is during the dry season, between May and November, when the weather is dry and bright, with more frequent rainfall occurring between November and April.
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