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2-Day Urquillos & Machu Picchu Adventure

Venture through the less-traveled Urquillos path and witness the majestic Machu Picchu in this thrilling two-day journey.

Location

Cusco, Peru

Duration

2 Days

Difficulty

5/10

Availability

Year Round

Tour type

Adventure

Overview

2-Day Urquillos & Machu Picchu Adventure Overview

Set off on a breathtaking two-day adventure that seamlessly blends the tranquil beauty of the Urquillos trail with the awe-inspiring splendor of Machu Picchu. This meticulously crafted journey takes you from the historical streets of Cusco through the heart of the Sacred Valley, revealing hidden gems and cultural wonders along the way. Begin your exploration in the vibrant village of Chinchero, where the echoes of the Inca Empire resonate through ancient ruins and bustling markets, offering an authentic glimpse into Peru’s rich heritage.

The journey then transitions to a serene trek along the Urquillos trail, a path less trodden, adorned with captivating natural vistas and the enchanting Poc Poc waterfall. As the trail winds down to the peaceful village of Urquillos, experience the harmonious blend of nature and culture that defines the Sacred Valley. Concluding the first day in Aguas Calientes, you’ll find yourself perfectly positioned for the next day’s highlight – an immersive exploration of the legendary Machu Picchu. This tour, designed for both avid explorers and cultural enthusiasts, promises an unforgettable experience, combining comfort with adventure and cultural immersion in one of the world’s most extraordinary settings.

Departure & Return Location Your Hotel in Cusco
Departure Time 6:30 AM
Estimated Return Time 7:00 PM – 8:00 PM
Guide Languages Available Guides fluent in English and Spanish
Key Attractions Chinchero, Poc Poc Waterfall, Ollantaytambo Ruins, Machu Picchu

Price
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  • Standard Large GroupGroup Size: 2 Min – 16ppl MaxStart Time: 06:30
  • Standard Small GroupGroup Size: 2 Min – 8ppl MaxStart Time: 06:30
  • Private GroupGroup Size: CustomizableStart Time: 06:30
  • Deluxe Private GroupGroup Size: CustomizableStart Time: 06:30
  • Solo TravelerGroup Size: 1 personStart Time: 06:30
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2-Day Urquillos & Machu Picchu Adventure

Tour Itinerary

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

Day 1: From Cusco to the Enchanting Path of Urquillos and Aguas Calientes

Your adventure begins in the ancient city of Cusco, from where we’ll traverse the scenic Sacred Valley in a comfortable private van. The journey’s first gem is the vibrant village of Chinchero, a tapestry of history, archaeology, and traditional craftsmanship. Here, we’ll delve into the Inca ruins, including the grand palace of Emperor Tupac Yupanqui and the storied Main Square, offering a window into the Inca Empire’s past glory.

The trek from Chinchero to Urquillos unfolds next, a serene 8 km downhill walk. This path is a harmonious blend of ancient routes, stunning vistas, and awe-inspiring views of the sacred mountains, Sahuasiray and Pitusiray. The trek’s highlight is the Poc Poc waterfall, a 50-meter cascade of pristine water, creating a tranquil and rejuvenating environment.

Concluding our hike in the charming village of Urquillos, we journey to Ollantaytambo, an archaeological marvel and the gateway to Machu Picchu. Here, you have the option to upgrade to the Vistadome train, offering panoramic views of the transitioning landscapes, from the Sacred Valley to the lush periphery of the Peruvian rainforest. Our day ends in Aguas Calientes, preparing for the upcoming exploration of the majestic Machu Picchu.

Accommodation: Hotel in Aguas Calientes
Meals: Boxed lunch and dinner in Ollantaytambo
Hiking: Approx. 2 hours, 8 km

An early start leads us to the iconic Machu Picchu citadel, ascending to this ancient Inca sanctuary. Here, spend about 3 hours with our experienced guides, unraveling the enigmatic tales and history of this world-renowned site. For the adventurous spirits, the optional Huayna Picchu hike offers an exhilarating climb with unmatched views from its peak.

Following our immersive experience at Machu Picchu, we descend to Aguas Calientes. The return journey begins with a train ride to Ollantaytambo, followed by a road trip back to Cusco, marking the end of your unforgettable two-day adventure.

This itinerary is a perfect amalgamation of cultural depth and natural splendor, designed for those eager to experience the Andean wonders in a concise yet fulfilling journey. With an emphasis on safety, comfort, and unforgettable experiences, this tour promises a treasure trove of memories in the heart of Peru.

Accommodation: Return to Cusco
Meals: Breakfast
Hiking: Exploration of Machu Picchu with guided narratives.

Tour Highlights

2-Day Urquillos & Machu Picchu Adventure Highlights

  • Chinchero Village Visit: Experience the vibrant culture and rich history of Chinchero, known for its Inca ruins, including the palace of Emperor Tupac Yupanqui, and its bustling handicrafts market.
  • Scenic Chinchero-Urquillos Trek: Enjoy a gentle downhill hike on the Chinchero-Urquillos trail, featuring breathtaking landscapes, views of sacred mountains like Sahuasiray and Pitusiray, and the captivating Poc Poc waterfall.
  • Ollantaytambo Exploration: Discover the archaeological and historical wonders of Ollantaytambo, an ancient Inca village that serves as the gateway to Machu Picchu.
  • Panoramic Train Journey to Aguas Calientes: Travel from Ollantaytambo to Aguas Calientes on a scenic train journey, offering the option to upgrade to the Vistadome for enhanced views of the beautiful transition from the Sacred Valley to the rainforest.
  • Machu Picchu Adventure: Explore the iconic Machu Picchu citadel with a guided tour, unveiling the mysteries and architectural brilliance of this ancient Inca retreat.

Inclusions & Exclusions

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

Standard Inclusions

All package options include the following:

  • Bilingual English-speaking tour guide.
  • Pre-departure briefing at your hotel/office 1 or 2 days before the trek.
  • Hotel pick-up and transportation to trailhead.
  • Meals: Boxed lunch and dinner in Ollantaytambo; breakfast in Aguas Calientes.
  • Vegetarian and gluten-free options at no extra cost.
  • Entry tickets to Chinchero and Machu Picchu sites.
  • Emergency oxygen bottle and medical kit.
  • 1-night hotel stay in Aguas Calientes (twin bedroom with private facilities).
  • Round-trip bus ticket between Aguas Calientes and Machu Picchu.
  • Round-trip Expedition Train tickets between Aguas Calientes and Ollantaytambo.
  • Private van transportation from Ollantaytambo to your Cusco hotel.

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).
  • Day 1 breakfast.
  • Day 2 lunch and dinner.
  • Huayna Picchu/Machu Picchu mountain ticket (US$ 80 extra per person).
  • Gratuities for crew (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:

  • 3-Star Aguas Calientes Hotel: Rest and recharge in a carefully selected 3-star hotel.
  • Mountain Climbing Permits: Choose between Huayna Picchu or Machu Picchu Mountain for breathtaking panoramic views.
  • Vistadome First-Class Train: Enjoy scenic travel from Aguas Calientes with panoramic windows offering spectacular views.
  • Gourmet Lunch: Indulge in a gourmet dining experience at either Machu Picchu or Aguas Calientes.
  • Walking Sticks: 01 pair per person for added stability.
  • Private Transportation: Transportation exclusively for your group.
  • Dedicated Tour Guide: Get personalized insights and guidance from an expert tour guide throughout your journey.
  • 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

430

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

460

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

490

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

680

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

820

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

960

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.
  • Student (-25 Years with Student Card): Save USD 20 with a valid Student Card for those younger than 25 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

Cancellation Terms for Clients

We recognize that life is ever-changing. However, due to the elaborate planning and expenses involved in preparing for this tour, we maintain a strict no-refund policy after booking confirmation. This underscores the importance of obtaining comprehensive travel insurance, which can offer protection against unforeseen cancellations.

Navigating Unpredictable Circumstances – Force Majeure

In extraordinary situations beyond our control, such as natural disasters or political upheavals, Peru Tripper will strive to offer alternative arrangements. This may include rescheduling your trip or issuing a credit for future travel, based on current availability and discretion.

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.

Emphasizing the Need for Comprehensive Travel Insurance

To cover unexpected events, including trip disruptions and medical emergencies, we cannot stress enough the importance of securing comprehensive travel insurance. It’s your safety net, ensuring peace of mind throughout your journey. Please note, Peru Tripper does not bear responsibility for costs arising from incidents not covered by your travel insurance.

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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:

  • Original passport & student ID (if applicable).
  • Light day pack with clothes for varied temperatures.
  • Rain gear or poncho.
  • Waterproof trekking boots.
  • Warm clothing.
  • Camera.
  • Sunblock & after-sun hydrating cream.
  • Insect repellent (20% DEET minimum, no malaria risk reported).
  • Toilet paper.
  • Snacks (biscuits, energy bars, chocolate, fruits, etc.).
  • Reusable canteen with water.
  • Personal medical kit (special medications, paracetamol, blister treatment, etc.).
  • Walking sticks/poles.
  • Cash for snacks, tips & souvenirs.

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. Only pack the essentials and leave some extra room for souvenirs.
  • 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.

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