Machulas journey is offering also homestay around sacred valley of the incas. If you are interested to do this journey, we can organize for you this new opportunity.This journey consist go visit to the local families and stay with then where you will learn about their custom and tradition.
Make an experience learning to weave. The techniques used to weave the belts, ponchos, and shawls worn by Andean peoples today one of the peru's most important cultural traditions have changed little over the past two millennia. The places that machulas journey take you is an exceptional resources for learning more about this living heritage. It's beautifully designed places showcases weaving history, methods, significance, and geographical variety.
Enlightening labels explain the exhibits, and craftspeople are usually on hand to give practical demonstration. At the places, you can take a weaving class giving by an expert from one of the local villages or arrange a homestay in the village of Chinchero or any others places. The locals also offers top quality pieces for sale.
We will pick you up from your hotel at 5:30 am in the morning and drive 45 minutes to K'oricocha where we will start our journey. We will ascend through a beautiful path that is surrounded by tall mountain peaks. In the distance we can see Vilcanota range mountains and around us, and also we will see mountain lagoon and grazing llamas and alpacas. On the way down, we will reach to q'enqo community, where we will stop for visit primary local school, The children are incredibly welcoming and are just as eager to learn about you as you of them - hopefully by now you'll have mastered a few phrases and be able to ask a few questions (much to everyones delight and amusement). After the visit you'll have the opportunity to give any gifts you've brought for the them, after sheared that experience we will continue for 3 more hours to pukamarka. Here we will arrive at the house of a local family, where we will share lunch prepared by the local lady, and then we will continue all the way to huchuy qosqo community, where we will arrive to one of the local family in order to Stay with them and share dinner. And time before going to bed for the night in their house. You will be able to experience the life of local farmers living in remote areas high above the Sacred Valley, in the same way that their ancestors were living during Inca times.
Our wake up time will be at 6: 00 am after breakfast with the family, we will have an in depth tour of the archaeological site of Huchuy qosqo. It was a very important place and it was considered "Little Qosqo”. In this site we will see different sectors such a Inca king’s palace, the temple of the water, as well as ceremonial altars. Then following for 4 hours over the sacred valley to Kuper alto Where we will have picnic lunch. And then we continue to Chincheros where we will arrive to another local families, in this house market you can take a weaving class giving by an expert from one of the local villages for 45 minute, after learned the weaving process we will share a delicious dinner and then rest for next day.
Today our wake up time is at 7:00 am, after Healthy breakfast here in the same local house you can buy some of the locally made it alpaca products that the place is famed. After you will be picked up by private bus to be transported directly to Ñaupa iglesia where you will visit beautiful colonial chapel made it in 17th century. And then continue driving to Maras town, where you will explore through streets in order to see colonial gates from 16th, 17th, 18th centuries. Just 15 minute drive you will visit to salt mine, where you will enjoy five thousand salt pools. After amazing experience we will continue driving to Urubamba to visit local central market where your guide explain every indigenous product imaginable arrayed amid a time less cacophony of Andean humanity, cultivated in this valley. From Urubamba your destination is ollantaytambo train station in order catch up the train to aguas calientes. and spend the night in a 3-star hotel.
We will have breakfast and then take the first bus up to Machu Picchu. A walking tour (approximately 2.5 hours) is given by your guide and after this you can explore the mysterious city by your selfs. If you have energy you can also climb Huayna Picchu nountain (2720m/8890ft), (You need to buy a separate entry to do this). From the top of Wayna Piccchu is one of the most spectacular views of Machu Picchu and there is also an opportunity to visit the Temple of the Moon. We include in your tour your bus ticket back down to Aguas Calientes. The train usually leaves between 2.30pm and 6pm depending on Peru Rail availability. If desired, an extra night in Aguas Calientes can be arranged. This option is very popular as it allows more time to explore Machupicchu. (But please note if you visit Machupicchu a second day you need to purchase the ticket again).
Pre trek briefing.
Collection from your hotel in the morning of tour departure
Round trip train ticket to Machupicchu (expedition service).
Permit or entrance feeds to machupicchu.
English/Quechua/Spanish speaking professional guide (you will have an assistant guide for groups over 9 people).
Meals as indicated in the itinerary (optional vegetarian food). Our professional cooks prepare meals that incorporate elements of the western diet and also traditional Peruvian delicacies. (Please communicate with your guide/cook during the trek if you have a preference for certain types of dishes). Salads, if served, are washed in boiled water.
First aid kit including emergency oxygen bottle.
Bus up, down and from Aguas Calientes - Machu Picchu.
Private transport from Ollantaytambo to Cusco.
1 night accommodation in Aguas Calientes in a basic 3-stars hotel. This will be a nice, clean and safe hostel with breakfast included and private bathroom.
Breakfast on the first morning.
Lunch last day in aguas calientes.
Dinner on the last night.
Entrance to the thermal springs.
Entry to either Machupicchu moutain ($50.00), Waynapicchu moutain ($60.00).
Tips for the guide, cook, driver.
A light day pack with a change of clothes for the whole period of the Journey - prepare for a vast range of changes in temperature.
Rain gear (jacket and pants if available) or rain poncho. Plastic ponchos can be bought for about $1 in Cusco.