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1-Day Huchuy Qosqo Quick Trek

Embark on a swift journey through Andean landscapes to the captivating Huchuy Qosqo, all within a day’s adventure.

Location

Cusco, Peru

Duration

1 Day

Difficulty

7/10

Availability

Year Round

Tour type

Adventure

Overview

1-Day Huchuy Qosqo Quick Trek Overview

Magic awaits in the heart of the Andes with our 1-Day Huchuy Qosqo Quick Trek, a journey that offers an extraordinary blend of natural beauty, cultural richness, and historical depth. This trek is designed for those who wish to experience the essence of the Andean landscape and its ancient wonders, all within the span of a single day. From the breathtaking heights of the Pukamarca Pass to the serene streets of Lamay, each step of this trek is a step through time, revealing the secrets of the Inca civilization and the contemporary Andean way of life.

As you traverse this ancient terrain, you’ll encounter a tapestry of experiences that encapsulate the spirit of Peru. The trek takes you from the bustling markets of Cusco to the tranquil village of Sihua, offering a unique opportunity to connect with local communities and their traditions. The highlight of the journey is the exploration of Huchuy Qosqo, an Inca archaeological site that boasts stunning architecture and panoramic views of the Sacred Valley. This trek is not just a physical journey but a cultural immersion, offering insights into the Inca’s ingenious agricultural practices and architectural mastery, all set against the backdrop of the majestic Andean mountains.

Departure & Return Location Your Hotel in Cusco
Departure Time 5:00 AM
Estimated Return Time 5:00 PM – 6:00 PM
Guide Languages Available Guides fluent in English and Spanish
Key Attractions Pukamarca, Huchuy Qosqo

Price
FromUSD 130
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  • Standard Large GroupGroup Size: 2 Min – 16ppl MaxStart Time: 03:00
  • Standard Small GroupGroup Size: 2 Min – 8ppl MaxStart Time: 03:00
  • Private GroupGroup Size: CustomizableStart Time: 03:00
  • Deluxe Private GroupGroup Size: CustomizableStart Time: 03:00
  • Solo TravelerGroup Size: 1 personStart Time: 03:00
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Tour Itinerary

Explore our expertly designed itinerary below, crafted to showcase breathtaking views and provide unique adventures every step of the way.

Cusco – Sihua – Pukamarca Pass – Huchuy Qosqo – Cusco

Your excursion starts with a convenient pick-up from your hotel in Cusco. We ensure a comfortable ride to the trailhead at Patabamba, situated at an impressive altitude of 3848 meters above sea level. On our way, a brief visit to the vibrant Corao Market offers a glimpse into local artisanal crafts, an ideal spot for last-minute trekking essentials and unique souvenirs.

The trek begins at Patabamba, leading you to the quaint village of Sihua. Our expert guides will be your companions, unveiling the wonders of the local flora and fauna, deepening your connection with the Andean landscape. The journey then ascends to the Pukamarca Pass. At 4150 meters, you are treated to spectacular views of the Urubamba mountain range and the Sacred Valley, a panorama that captures the essence of the Andes.

Descending from Pukamarca, enjoy a carefully prepared box lunch, featuring locally-sourced ingredients to cater to a variety of dietary preferences, including vegan and gluten-free options. This meal is a perfect opportunity to refuel amidst the serene beauty of the Pumamarka Community.

Post-lunch, the trek takes a historical turn as you approach the magnificent Inca ruins of Huchuy Qosqo. Walking along a restored Incan trail, part of the Qapacñan project, you’ll gain insights into the area’s rich history and cultural significance. Explore ancient temples, storerooms, agricultural terraces, and a timeless Inca reservoir, each site telling a story of a bygone era.

The adventure concludes with a two-hour downhill stroll to Lamay, a picturesque village by the Urubamba River in the Sacred Valley. Our transport awaits to escort you back to your Cusco hotel, ensuring a comfortable and relaxing end to your day.

Tour Highlights

1-Day Huchuy Qosqo Quick Trek Highlights

  • Trek Through Sihua Village: Traverse the charming village of Sihua, experiencing the local lifestyle and enjoying close encounters with the region’s flora and fauna.
  • Ascent to Pukamarca Pass: Challenge yourself with an ascent to the breathtaking Pukamarca Pass, standing at 4150 meters above sea level, offering panoramic views of the Urubamba mountain range and the Sacred Valley.
  • Local Box Lunch in Pumamarka Community: Relish a locally-sourced box lunch in the serene environment of the Pumamarka Community, catering to various dietary preferences.
  • Exploration of Huchuy Qosqo: Discover the ancient Inca ruins of Huchuy Qosqo, walking along a restored Incan trail as part of the Qapacñan project, and delve into the site’s historical and cultural significance.
  • Panoramic Views of the Sacred Valley: Enjoy the captivating views of the Sacred Valley from Huchuy Qosqo, showcasing the region’s natural splendor and historical importance.

Inclusions & Exclusions

Detailing Every Aspect of Your Travel Experience: What’s Included and What’s Not

Standard Inclusions

All package options include the following:

  • Pre-departure briefing at your hotel/office 1 or 2 days before the trek.
  • Bilingual English-speaking tour guide.
  • An additional guide for larger groups (more than 12 participants).
  • Convenient hotel pick-up and drop-off to ensure a hassle-free experience.
  • Efficient round-trip transportation to the trek’s starting point.
  • Admission fees to Huchuy Qosqo.
  • Box lunch.
  • Vegetarian and vegan options at no extra cost.
  • Emergency oxygen bottle and medical kit on standby.

Exclusions:

Not included in our standard tour packages. Consider additional costs. Deluxe packages may cover some exclusions, as specified in the Additional Inclusions section.

  • Trekking poles (available for rent).
  • Travel/health/emergency insurance.
  • Tips (optional and at your discretion).

Additional Inclusions

Deluxe Packages Only

Elevate your travel experience with our bespoke Deluxe Package, meticulously designed to offer an array of premium amenities and services.

Deluxe Packages Include:

  • Walking Sticks: 01 pair per person for added stability.
  • Private Transportation: Transportation exclusively for your group.
  • Expert Guide: Professional guide for personalized exploration.
  • Porter Service for Meals: A dedicated porter will carry your meal, allowing you to focus completely on your trek and the beautiful landscapes surrounding you.
  • Flexible Timing: Customize the day’s itinerary to spend more time at your preferred locations.
  • Fair Compensation: We ensure fair compensation for all our dedicated team members.

Prices

Discover our diverse tour offerings, catering to various interests and providing unforgettable experiences for every traveler.

Standard Large Group

Group Size: 2 Min – 16ppl Max

USD

130

Per Person

Join a diverse group of travelers for an economical shared experience.

All standard inclusions
No Additional Inclusions
No Private Service

Standard Small Group

Group Size: 2 Min – 8ppl Max

USD

150

Per Person

Enjoy a more intimate setting, ideal for closer interactions and bonding.

All standard inclusions
No Additional Inclusions
No Private Service

Private Group

Group Size: Customizable

USD

180

Per Person

Curate your journey with exclusivity tailored to your group’s preferences.

All standard inclusions
No Additional Inclusions
Private Service

Deluxe Private Group

Group Size: Customizable

USD

240

Per Person

Indulge in luxury, enhancing every aspect of your tour for a memorable experience.

All standard inclusions
Additional Inclusions
Private Service

Solo Traveler

Group Size: 1 person

USD

290

Per Person

Embrace the freedom of a solo adventure, with options to mingle or stay independent.

All standard inclusions
No Additional Inclusions
Private Service or Join a Group

Deluxe Solo Traveler

Group Size: 1 person

USD

390

Per Person

Elevate your solo journey with added luxury and attentive service.

All standard inclusions
Additional Inclusions
Private Service

Special Discounts

  • Adult (12+ Years): Standard rates apply for travelers over 12 years old.
  • Child (3 – 11 Years): Save USD 30 for children between 3 and 11 years old.
  • Infant (0 – 2 Years): Infants younger than 2 years old are free (must ride on the adult’s lap; for a separate seat, add them as a child).
  • Group Discount: Automatically applied during online booking.
    • Save USD 10/person for groups of 5-7 people.
    • Save USD 15/person for groups of 8-10 people.
    • Save USD 20/person for groups of 11+ people.

*Please note that the applicable age is considered at the time of completion of the trip.

Payment Terms & Cancellation Policy

Kindly take a moment to read our Payment Terms & Cancellation Policy before booking. Happy adventuring!

Payment Terms

Beginning Your Adventure – Booking Confirmation and Deposit

Your journey starts with a commitment: a 30% deposit of the total tour cost. This initial investment is pivotal in activating the extensive preparatory process, ensuring every aspect of your tour is curated to perfection.

Final Payment: The Last Step Before Your Journey Begins

The remaining 70% of the tour cost is due no later than 48 hours before the commencement of your tour. This timely payment is critical to finalize all logistical arrangements, guaranteeing a hassle-free start to your adventure.

Expansive Payment Options for Ease and Flexibility

In line with our commitment to your convenience, Peru Tripper accepts a variety of payment methods, including bank transfers, credit cards, and PayPal. Please be aware that additional fees may apply depending on the payment method selected. Detailed payment procedures and potential fees can be found on our dedicated payment page.

Implications of Late Payments – Protecting Your Reservation

Adherence to the payment schedule is crucial. Late payments can unfortunately lead to the cancellation of your reservation, with the deposit being retained as a non-refundable fee. We urge you to maintain timely payments to safeguard your tour plans.

Policy for Last-Minute Adventurers

For those inspired to join this tour on short notice, namely less than 15 days before departure, full payment is required at the time of booking. This ensures that we can expedite all necessary preparations for your inclusion.

Cancellation Policy

Flexible Cancellation Options for Clients

We understand that circumstances can change, sometimes unexpectedly. If you find the need to cancel your booking, you have the flexibility to do so up to 30 days before the tour start date. In this case, you will receive a full refund minus a 10% administration fee, acknowledging the efforts and resources already invested in planning your tour. Any additional balance paid will also be refunded, ensuring a fair and transparent process.

Understanding Cancellations Within 30 Days

We wish to draw your attention to our policy for cancellations made within 30 days of the tour departure. Given the advanced stage of preparations and commitments made at this juncture, we are unable to offer refunds. This policy is in place to balance the significant logistical arrangements and reservations made on your behalf.

Navigating Through Force Majeure

In the event of extraordinary and uncontrollable circumstances, such as natural disasters or significant political unrest, Huaynas Expeditions adopts a flexible approach. We prioritize your safety and satisfaction, offering to reschedule your trip or provide a credit for future travel, subject to availability.

Strong Advocacy for Comprehensive Travel Insurance

We cannot overstate the importance of securing comprehensive travel insurance. Such insurance plays a critical role in safeguarding your investment against unforeseen cancellations, emergencies, and other unexpected scenarios. It is a proactive measure to ensure peace of mind throughout your journey. Peru Tripper is not responsible for any expenses arising from incidents not covered by your insurance policy.

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What to Pack

Your Essential Packing Guide for a Hassle-Free Adventure

Packing List

Prepare for an unforgettable journey with our essential packing guide. Here’s what you need to bring:

  • Light day pack with clothes for varied temperatures.
  • Rain gear or poncho.
  • Waterproof trekking boots.
  • Camera, film & batteries.
  • Sunblock & after-sun hydrating cream.
  • Toilet paper.
  • Snacks (biscuits, energy bars, chocolate, fruits, etc.).
  • Reusable canteen with water.
  • Personal medical kit (special medications, paracetamol, blister treatment, etc.).
  • Small towel/sarong.
  • Cash for snacks, tips & souvenirs.
  • Walking sticks/poles.

Note:

This list is a general guideline. Adjustments may be necessary based on personal preferences and the season of travel. Always check the weather forecast before your trip and feel free to reach out to us for any specific advice or requirements.

Packing Tips

Pack Wisely with Our Essential Packing Tips

  • Pack Light: Remember that you’ll need to carry everything you bring.
  • Organize Your Pack: Use packing cubes or ziplock bags to keep your gear organized and easy to find.
  • Prepare for the Weather: The weather can change quickly, so pack for all conditions. Always have a rain jacket or poncho handy.
  • Secure Your Valuables: Keep your passport, money, and other valuables secure and on you at all times.
  • Layer Up: Dressing in layers is key. It allows you to quickly adapt to changing temperatures.
  • Waterproof Everything: Ensure that your pack is waterproof or that you have a rain cover. Keep all electronics and important documents in waterproof bags.
  • Respect the Environment: Consider using eco-friendly products and always take your trash with you.

Frequently Asked Questions

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