Vilcabamba - Machu Picchu 4D/3N


This tour visits the sacred sites of Nusta Hispana and Rosaspata, one of the last strongholds of the Incas in the Vilcabamba mountain range. Then we continue on to Machu Picchu, passing through the town of Santa Teresa in the cloud forest and coffee growing regions. This trip can also be done in 3 days instead of 4.

The itinerary is as follows:

Day 1
We leave Cusco by car and take a ride for about 4 hours to the town of Quillabamba. There we will stretch our legs and have lunch. From there we go another 2 hours by car to the town of Huancacalle and stay at a local hostal for the night.
Day 2
From the town we hike up to Nusta Hispana on an ancient Incan staircase. After the sacred site we continue along the hillside to the fortress of Rosaspata overlooking the valley. The entire circle is 2-3 hours long. We will have lunch in Huancacalle and then go by car 2.5 hours to Santa Teresa. This town is a center of coffee growers, where you can take a tour to see how they process the beans. Another highlight is to relax in the thermal baths outside of town.
Day 3
After breaksfast we take a taxi 40 minutes to Hidroelectric. There we will walk 2.5 hours along the railroad tracks to Aguas Calientes. In the afternoon we can enjoy the town and prepare for the big day on Machu Picchu.
Day 4
You may wake up to visit Machu Picchu at any time you wish. The guide will be ready to take you to the buses that go up to the gates of Machu Picchu. The tour of the ruins is about 2 hours long, which leaves plenty of time to explore Mount Machu Picchu or Huayna Picchu if you have these options. You may relax and enjoy Machu Picchu until it is time for you to go down to Aguas Calientes for the train. The train goes back to Ollantaytambo and then you come back to Cusco by car.

Included in the package:

  • Transportation by car, Private or Public (Cusco - Huancacalle) (Huancacalle - Santa Teresa) (Santa Teresa - Hidroelectric) (Ollantaytambo - Cusco)
  • Train ticket (Aguas Calientes - Ollantaytambo)
  • Roundtrip Bus Aguas Calientes - Machu Picchu
  • Entrance tickets to Machu Picchu: Ruins only, + Montaña Machu Picchu, or + Huayna Picchu
  • Guide
  • Local hostal in Huancacalle and Santa Teresa
  • 3 Star accomodations in Aguas Calientes
  • Food (Lunch day 1 to Breakfast day 3)
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