Enjoy the experience with the Andean local families on the way to Machu Picchu

Huchuy Qosqo Trek with Homestay: A fantastic combination for people who are looking living an experience of Andean culture, departing close from Chinchero with a weaving demonstration process, following through a mountain pass and finally reaching Huchuy Qosqo local family homestay, an ancient Inca archaeological site perched on a cliff with stunning views over the Sacred Valley of the Incas and exploring the lost city of Machu Picchu in this tour.

Itinerary:

  • Day1 - Cusco, Weaving demonstration - Huchuy Qosqo HomeStay

    We leave Cusco at 7:00 am in a private transport that takes us to Chinchero to then follow on to Tauca, a small Andean community to learn about the dyeing and weaving process, here we will see how the local women use the natural plants, roots, seeds, leaves and insects to dye the alpaca wool, there you can choose to do a weaving lesson to learn the basic structure of weaving. After we will continue with our trek to Huchuy Qosqo; we start hiking uphill amidst beautiful mountain scenery with the presence of llamas, alpacas and lovely views of the Piuray Lagoon until we reach the only mountain pass of this program at (4500m/14760ft) around two hours. We then start descending along a restored Inca Trail for an approximated 1h towards the small Andean community of Pucamarca (4010m/13153ft). From there, we walk downhill towards the Leon Punku ravine, where we find remains of an Inca bridge and trail. This canyon boasts geological formations surrounded by majestic rocks and boulders that direct the river to Huchuy Qosqo at (3600m/11808ft), here we will meet with a local family for our homestay. After lunch, they will take you to a deep cultural encounter with daily life issues. Depending on the season they might be farming, herding, and farming guinea pig

    • Accommodation: Overnight in local family house
    • Meals Included: Lunch and Dinner in local family house
    • Difficulty / Physical Activity: Moderate - Challenging - 3-4 hours of challenging physical activity today
    • Highest point: 4500m/14760 ft
  • Day2 - Day 2 – Huchuy Qosqo – Train to Machu Picchu

    In the morning enjoy your breakfast with the family; we will leave the family house at 8:00 am to continue with the guided tour of Huchuy Qosqo Inca site. It’s an Inca archaeological complex with imposing architecture that includes a large open ceremonial center, from which we enjoy a panoramic view of the Sacred Valley, the Vilcanota River, and the snowcapped mountain, after one and half hours downhill with a stunning view of the Sacred Valley we will reach Lamay town, where our private transport will be waiting for us, to take us to Ollantaytambo from where we catch the train to Aguas Calientes.

    • Hotel: In Aguas Calientes - Flowers House or similar
    • Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch
    • Difficulty / Physical Activity: Easy 2-3 hours Hiking physical activity today
  • Day3 - Machu Picchu Tour – Back to Cusco

    Excursion to Machu Picchu from Aguas Calientes, short ride (25 minutes) up to the citadel of Machu Picchu. Upon arrival, and you will participate in a guided tour, visiting the Main Plaza, the Circular Tower, the most important preserved Intihuatana, the Royal Quarters, the Temple of the Three Windows. Optional climb to Huayna Picchu Mountain; from where you can appreciate the immensity of Machu Picchu, even more, amazing being high and distant (not included in the price): In the afternoon you will take the train back to Cusco. Upon arrival reception and transfer to your Hotel

    • Meals Included: Breakfast in the Hotel


Whats included

  • Accommodations

    1-night Family house in Huchuy Qosqo community

    1-night hotel accommodation in Aguas Calientes – Machu Picchu Town

  • Excursions

    Weaving demonstration process in Chinchero Taucca community

    Hiking to Huchuyqosqo community

    Local Living Experience

    Machu Picchu Inca site

  • Entry Tickets

    Entry Ticket to Huchuyqosqo Inca site

    Machu Picchu Inca site

  • Transportations

    Private van during this trip

    Tourist Train from Ollantaytambo - Aguas Calientes - Ollantaytambo (round trip)

    Bus from Aguas Calientes - Machu Picchu - Aguas Calientes (round trip)

    Minivan for pick-ups and drop-offs

  • Others

    Meals according mentioned in the itinerary

    Local top quality English-speaking guides to accompany visits and excursions

    24-hour support by our local staff

Not included

  • Additional tickets

    Entry ticket to Huayna Picchu mountain

    Entry ticket to Machu Picchu Mountain

  • Others

    No cover Travel Insurance during this tour

    Personal items, pre & post-tour accommodation, snacks, drinks, limited souvenirs, laundry, tips, and any extras

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