Best of Cusco 10 Day Trekking Tour

Tour Highlights

Get active with our 10 day trekking and adventure tour! Taking you through the most beautiful parts of Southern Peru, this tour gives you the opportunity to learn more about the history, culture and nature of this amazing country! By discovering the best of the Cusco region you´ll be able to combine the star attractions with lesser known – but no less spectacular – gems known only to locals! You will also get to experience the amazing food that is so embedded in the Peruvian culture.

Minimum number of participants: 2

Tour Itinerary

  • Day 1: ARRIVAL TO CUSCO

    This day is used to give you time to acclimatize to the altitude of the region. At 3400m above sea level, it´s essential that everyone has some time to get used to the change in atmosphere before we set off.

    Depending on your arrival time, we will organise an easy day of sight seeing in the city which includes a visit to the ruins of Saqsaywaman, the Koricancha museum possibly even a cooking class! Here you will learn how to prepare some typical Peruvian dishes and the most important Peruvian beverage – Pisco Sour.

    Stay overnight in Cusco 

  • Day 2: OLLANTAYTAMBO RUINS AND PATACHANCHA VALLEY

    The Sacred Valley of the Incas, also known as the Urubamba Valley is a unique valley in the Cusco region. It offers not only stunning landscapes Peruvians belive the area to hold a special energy. It is here that we find the most important remains of the Inca Empire, and is one of the most fascinating areas of Peru to explore. Although the whole valley is beautiful, for this tour we have selected two of the most important towns to explore: Ollantaytambo and Pisac.

    Day 2 of our tours starts at 7 am, when we travel to Ollanntaytambo by private transfer. Upon arrival we will visit the town´s Inca ruins, before continuing our journey to Patacancha Valley. This valley is famous for its production of textiles using traditional methods. Here we have the chance to meet local artisans and learn more about the handicrafts of this region. Next we will go by car to the Puma Marka ruins from where we will descend back to Ollantaytambo on foot – a hike of roughly 3 hours – arriving at around 6:00pm.

    Overnight in Ollantaytambo

  • Day 3: INCA JUNGLE TOUR

    First night will be in a lodge in the jungle, second night in Santa Teresa, third night in Aguas Calientes (Machu Picchu pueblo) and fourth night in Cusco

    This part of the tour is where the opportunities for adventure in the Peruvian Andes really prevail. During the Inca Jungle Adventure part of our tour you will experience a myriad of different activities, landscapes and adrenaline-inducing situations to suit your tastes (and nerve). The tour begins at an altitude of 4 300 m from where we will mountain bike down to the high jungle at an altitude of 1 200 m.a.s.l. After that you will have a chance to test your water skills in a rafting adventure (optional) before completing the day with a hike to a rustic jungle lodge where we will spend the night. This lodge, surrounded by coffee plantations and hidden in the jungle, sits at an altitude of 1500 m and has a truly beautiful setting.

  • Day 4: INCA JUNGLE TOUR

    On this day we will follow pathways used since Inca times, eventually reaching the small town of Santa Teresa where a relaxing soak in thermal hot springs awaits us!

  • Day 5: INCA JUNGLE TOUR

    On the third day of the Inca Jungle Tour we can give our legs a short break by opting for a zip lining adventure (optional) before continuing our trek to Aguas Calientes – also known as Machu Picchu Pueblo.

  • Day 6: MACHU PICCHU

    Finally, on the fourth day of our Inca Jungle Advneture, you have the opportunity to explore one of the New 7 Wonders of the World – Machu Picchu – surrounded by mountains and jungle. You will have the opportunity to enjoy this incredible place from the early morning until 5 pm (closing time). Upon leaving Machu Picchu we will meet our private transportation and head back to Cusco city, arriving at 1am.

  • Day 7: SACRED VALLEY, PISAC

    Rested and recovered from the Jungle section of the tour, on Day 7 we head by car to another town in the Sacred Valley of the Incas – Pisac – where we will have the chance to wander the town´s quaint streets and explore its Inca ruins.

    Pisac is also home to a small zoo which includes jungle birds, llamas, alpacas, vicunas and condors among its residents! At around 6:00pm we will arrive back in Cusco, leaving you plenty of time to enjoy the city´s food scene and nightlife.

  • Day 8: AUSANGATE 7 LAKES

    Our trek beings at 5am.

    This part of the tour is where we really see the true beauty of Andean landscapes. As we reach heights of almost 5000m you will pass through small villages perched high in the mountains, learn about the cultivation of llamas and alpacas, and hopefully encounter herds of these famours Peruvian animals along the way.

    Our base camp in Q´ampa is at 4,650m above sea level! If you would like to complete some or all of the trek by horseback then please let us know at the time of inquiry.

  • Day 9: AUSANGATE 7 LAKES

    At the end of our trip you will be rewarded by a warm bath in local hot springs with fantastic views of Ausangate´s summit – the fifth highest mountain in Peru.

  • Day 10: CUSCO

    Free time in Cusco City

    Depending on your flight schedule you will have some hours to enjoy Cusco city, including the famous San Pedro Market (Mercado San Pedro) or Museums, as well as the chocolate and coffee tour with Choco Museo, where you can learn all about the world renowned Peruvian chocolate and coffee.

    If your flight is late in the afternoon or evening, there is possibility to organize a half-day tour to some local communities outside the city or to other archaeological sites.

This itinerary is flexible. We always adjust and modify our tours depending on our clients so that they best meet your needs and expectations. The price of each tour depends on the size of the group, the type of accommodation and the type of the service.

GROUPS

Our tours are customized for small groups starting from a minimum of 2 persons. The prices given in this itinerary are applicable for groups of 2 or 3 people, and reflect the cost per person. Prices vary for groups of more than 3 people. Please inquire.

We can provide a tour guide in other languages such as French, German, Polish, etc as required.

All our tours are aimed for people in good physical and mental condition. Some tours require better physical conditions than others, please check the tour details. Before booking the tour you are obligated to mention any potential health problems you have had in the past.

TRANSPORTATION

All transportation within Peru is included in our tours. For both the “Standard” and “Premium” price of tour this involves private transfers by car (depending on the amount of participants in your group, the size of the car will differ). International flights are not included. Some domestic flights are included if the tour you choose. Please before booking your tour always carefully check the “Itinerary” tab with the “Included” or “Not Included” tab.

If you would prefer to travel by public transportation and decrease the cost of your tour we are able to accommodate this.

ACCOMMODATION

The price of the “Standard” tour includes accommodations of double rooms in hostels. Please note: hostels are not hotels.

The price of the “Premium” tour includes accommodations of double rooms in 3* hotels. Please note: 3hotels in Peru are likely to be more basic than the equivalent of European or North American standards.

Homestays are very basic and usually will not provide en suite bathrooms or hot water. Hostels in some trails/ parts of the tours are very basic but most include private bathrooms but with no hot water.

We are able to provide single rooms and a higher standard of hotel for an extra fee – please let us know at the time of booking. Where an itinerary states that you will be staying in a ´basic hostel´or ´homestay´ it is unlikely that there are other accommodation options. If you would prefer not to stay in these places then we can adjust the tour accordingly, but this will mean missing out on that particular location. Similarly, we are able to provide accommodation exclusively in hostels and homestays, which will result in a decrease of the tour fee. Please advise us of any desired changes as soon as possible before booking.

MEALS

Breakfasts are generally included in the accommodation. Unless otherwise specified in the tour itinerary, lunch and dinner are not included in the tour price.

CHANGES

Some details of the tour may change, even last minute, depending on weather conditions, physical condition of the participants and other unpredictable elements – for example: strikes, protests etc. In these cases there are no refunds.

PRICES

Our prices are “all inclusive” as much as possible. Nevertheless, some excursions, visits or activities cannot be included in order to give you more freedom and to adapt to each traveler.

Please read carefully the “Included” and “Not included” information, and consult the ´Itinerary´ tab for information about optional, non included excursions.

The prices of our tours may vary in high season (April to November) when some rates can increase.

For Machu Picchu, there is a discount of USD$20 for students who send us a scanned copy of their ISIC card via email during the booking process and who then bring the original, valid ISIC card with them for the trip (without a valid ISIC card, you would not only lose the discount but also the possibility to explore the ruins since you would not get permission to entrance). There is another discount of USD$20 for Peruvians and another USD$10 for Peruvian University students. Peruvian citizens have to indicate DNI number during booking process and to bring valid DNI for the tour. Peruvian students have to send a scan of their student card during the booking process and bring a valid document with them for the tour. In both of the above-mentioned situations, if you do not show the valid document(s) at the entrance to Machu Picchu, you will not get permission to entrance and will loose the possibility to explore the ruins.

In all of our tours, a Boleto Turistico is included. This provides access to a number of attracttions in the Cusco Region including the ruins at Pisac and Ollantaytambo and certain sites withing Cusco City. The boleto is valid for 10 days.

RESERVATIONS & PAYMENT

To book any tour, first we will confirm its availability for your specific date. Then we need to receive an advance payment (65% of the total price or full price) according to current price of the tour. We will also need to have your full details including your full name, surname, passport number, nationality and date of birth (no errors). If there are any errors in the above mentioned details the company is not responsible for any invalid tickets due to misinformation from the participant. This information is necessary to book the entrance tickets on your behalf and if there are any error the tickets are invalid. In order to reserve tours we need a copy of each participants passport valid for at least 6 months after the planned travel date. Please note that your reservation is not confirmed until we receive these elements.

We require clients to pay the remainder of the fee one day before the start of the tour.

CANCELLATION POLICY

From the date of payment 65% of the total price until 29 days before the tour begins: Cancellation fee of 30% of the paid amount. From 28 days before the tour begins until 15 days before the tour begins: Cancellation fee of 60% of the paid amount. From 14 days before the tour begins or in the case of a no- show: Cancellation fee of 100% of the paid amount.

Cancellations are deemed to be executed when a written cancellation confirmation from the agency is received. Cancellation deadlines and fees may vary depending on group size, route and dates.

Any additional charges incurred (including, among others, bank transfers of payment) will be covered by the client.

VACCINATIONS & INSURANCE

Before travelling, you should always check current information about required vaccines. We recommend you to take the vaccine against yellow fever at least one week before your travel. Please note that to participate in any of our tours you have to have valid travel insurance. Please check the regulations and exclusions of your insurance company, especially if trekking in the high mountains or planning adventure sports.

CHECK SOME IMPORTANT POINTS

Avoid unforeseen complications by arriving at the tour departure location at least one day before the beginning of the tour. Check requirements about passports and visas for entering Peru in advance.

WHAT TO BRING

Here you will find some recommendations for what kinds of items you may need on the tour:

  • A lightweight water & windproof jacket with hood
  • Sandals or thongs/ flip flops
  • Wide-brimmed hat or cap
  • Sunglasses
  • Lip balm, sun block with high UV factor
  • Antibacterial hand cleansing gel
  • Wet wipes
  • Toilet paper
  • Travel plug adaptor with a USB port
  • Camera
  • Personal medication, if required
  • Insect repellent
  • Small backpack for day trips
  • Warm jacket and pullover
  • Gloves, hat and scarf
  • Comfortable trekking trousers
  • Flash light
  • Original and copy of your passport

Pricing Packs

Standard

Double bed, Breakfast
$ 2450
  • Hostels
  • 24/7 Customer Support
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Premium

Double bed, Meals, Transfer
$ 2750
  • 3 Stars Hotels
  • 24/7 Customer Support
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  • INCLUDED
  • Accommodation (4 nights in 3* hotels, 2 nights in basic hotels, camping)
  • Some meals (breakfasts, 2 lunches, 1 dinner)
  • Transport and tranfers (both public and private)
  • Boleto Turistico, Entrance to all attractions (hot springs in Santa Teresa, Salineras de Maras, Ausangate Park and Machu Picchu)
  • Camping Equipment (Tent and sleeping mat)
  • Horse and porter for treks
  • English and Spanish speaking tour guide
  • Rafting and Zip Lining excursions during Inka Jungle Tour
  • NOT INCLUDED
  • Meals (unless specified in itinerary)
  • Sleeping bag and extra camping equipment
  • Travel insurance (Obligatory)
  • Tips

Before booking any tour we require all clients to consult both the Tour Itinerary and Details tabs above for more information regarding included accommodations, meals and transport options.

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