TOP BEST ALTERNATIVES – CLASSIC INCA TRAIL 2018

TOP BEST ALTERNATIVES – CLASSIC INCA TRAIL TO MACHU PICCHU IN 4 DAYS

The four-day Inca Trail to Machu Picchu is already a classic of course (actually tickets are sold-out until August 30th, and half september too), but fortunately Cusco has other destinations with a common flavor to the Inca Trail, most of them are shorter in time. These are the best alternatives for this year 2018.

the best alternatives

THE BEST ALTERNATIVES
Best alternatives “Classic” Inca Trail to Machu Picchu

1 Inca Trail 2d/1n

We will start with the Inca Trail “Short” of 2 days and 1 night, this tour begins at your hotel in Cusco, will be transferred to the train station and then travel to Km. 104. It will cover a walk that will take you to the highest point “Wiñayhuayna” at 8,700 feet which also has an impressive Inca architectural ensemble. to finally reach the impressive Inca citadel “Machu Picchu”. which will enjoy the next day for a full day. A valuable option to consider, there is also limited availability, so you have to hurry to make reservations if you want to enjoy this tour.

2 Lares Trek to Machu Picchu in 4d/3n

We will visit colorful Andean communities and meet their cordial and hospitable residents who live surrounded by impressive mountains. We will cross steps of more than 4000 meters. We will start with the visit of the relaxing thermo medicinal baths in Lares Trek and we will finish with the impressive visit of the Machu Picchu sanctuary.

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3 Choquequirao Trek to Machu Picchu in 4d/3n

The recent discovery inca the last refuge of gold, the archaeological complex to Choquequirao is very interesting full of mystery and is one of the most popular hikes in the area of Cusco.

4 Salkantay Trek to Machu Picchu in 5d/4n

Salkantay trek to Machu Picchu is an avant-garde experience for adventure, for travelers looking for a little more privacy and authenticity. In addition to having more spectacular views such as snow, mountains, rivers, valleys, forests and wildlife throughout the tour to reach the historic sanctuary of Machu Picchu.

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5 Inti Raymi and Machu Picchu 5d

With this program you will have the opportunity to discover the famous annual Festival of the Sun “Inti Raymi” held on June 24th. We also give you an overnight in Machu Picchu village to appreciate the sunrise over Machu Picchu Inca City.

6 Inca Jungle trek to Machu Picchu 4d/3n

The Inca Jungle trail consists of riding a bicycle, and a trekking to the Inca City of Machu Picchu, which belongs to the Inca’s royal road to Machu Picchu, there are archaeological remains and beautiful landscapes on the route, we can even see the plantations of the Leaf Sacred of the Incas “the Coca Leaf” which are cultivated legally and with authorization from the Peruvian Government, this excursion is an unforgettable experience.

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7 Maras, Moray and Machu Picchu 2d/1n

Visit two of the most interesting and unique Inca archaeological sites in Peru, the “green houses” of the Incas in Moray with an impressive deep amphitheater like terrace swirling around in agriculture beauty; and the Salt Mine of Maras, watch the salt streams naturally evaporate as they bask in the sunshine to be harvested by the local farmers as they have done for centuries.

8 Sacred valley and Machu Picchu 3d/2n

The essence alive of the capital of the Incas. For those wishing to spend the night and wake up in the lost city of the Incas Machu Picchu. This program is made for visitors who want to experience the beauty and secrets of the Sacred Valley of the Incas and immediately connect with the village of Machu Picchu. Village where anyone can relax in its hot springs, the main attraction of this package is receiving as a gift a beautiful sunrise in Machu Picchu.

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9 Flight of the Condor 1d

The flight of the Condor in Cusco is located in the rural community of Chonta within Limatambo district, nestled between the mountains that shape a canyon, found in the ecological floor Puna where you can see a wonderful panoramic landscape, forests, lakes, rivers and see the flight of the condor who daily make their trip of the area attracting tourists visit. Currently, this site features a habitat of 200 condors.

10 Ausangate and Rainbow Mountain 4d/3n

You will explore the majesty of the Andes in Peru and learn about the traditions of the Andean people. The area is inhabited by traditional Inca animals, such as large herds of llamas and alpacas. In addition to seeing these impressive views of the peaks of the glaciers and the blue lakes. You will be among the first to enjoy the Rainbow Mountains (Vinicunca).

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Virgin of Carmen in Paucartambo

The feast of the Virgen del Carmen  also called “Mamacha Carmen” which is performed in Paucartambo was declared as Intangible Cultural Heritage and Culture Live by R.D.N No. 543-2006 / INC declaration dated 11/04/2006 by the National Institute of Culture INC

Paucartambo is recognized as the folkloric capital of Cusco and Peru. Paucartambo dances are recognized.

The gathering that starts this festival is done in the main square where bands of musicians play their instruments while richly dressed choirs sing in Quechua, kicking choreography witty passages depicting the history of Peru.

During the day walking troupes dancing in the narrow cobbled streets of the town, preceded by bands and orchestras go down the streets. Everything is transformed into colorful costumes and musical chords. Pilgrims are interspersed with dancing crews, blending each other in a magical celebration.

For five days, groups of dancers perform, the main day the Virgin is conducted in procession to bless those present in Paucartambo and scare off demons. The dancers’ Sajras  perform gymnastic and risky tests on the roofs of houses, showing their outfits Inca and colonial styles. At the end of the procession there is a war against the demons, which the faithful emerge triumphant.

Finally everything ends in “kacharpari” or farewell party.

This festival is held every year in the colonial town of Paucartambo, at a height of 3,017 m.s.n.m. and 110 km. from Cusco approximately 4 hours from Cusco.

 

Source: Mincetur

Parades and Dances in Cusco

The month Jubilee of Cusco and began, know when and where the main parades will be presented.

The Jubilee month of Cusco has arrived and thousands of cusquenian and even foreign are ready to participate in competitions and parades in various parts of the city.

One of the most enthusiastic groups in Cusco always been made up of schoolchildren in different grades and schools, who year after year surprise with their allegories and well executed steps.

Thus, in order to ensure the active participation of educational institutions in the three levels initial, primary and secondary, and no university in the area of the region of Cusco, the Regional Directorate of Education unveils the schedule of participation in the grand parade of dances that develop from June in the main square of Cusco city.

The parade of typical dances of Cusco of the educational institutions of the initial level is scheduled for Friday June 10 from 09:00 a.m; the participation at the primary level is scheduled for Monday June 13 from 09:00 a.m.

The same way the participation of the secondary level in the parade of dances is set for the Tuesday June 14 also the non-university colleges register their participation in these celebrations of the imperial city on Wednesday June 15 from 09:00 am

Source: Correo