Machu Picchu, Perú

Machu Picchu, Perú

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WHY JOIN US
We invite you to be part our next trip, where Wheel the World will be enabling a new travel experience in the touristic capital of South America!
Cusco, and Machu Picchu, is one of those iconic destinations that every passionate traveler wants to explore. Until now, there is no special offer for people with disabilities to visit and enjoy as anyone else all the attractions of Cusco.
The purpose of this trip is to explore together, a team of people of all abilities, the coolest places of Cusco while training a tour operator on how to receive future travelers with disabilities. This story will be captured in an inspiring documentary that you will be part of.
We have only 12 spots available!

ITINERARY
Day 0 - November 19th
Arrive in Cusco, historic heartland and former capital of the Incan Empire. Your local guide will welcome you at the airport and will transfer you to your hotel. On route, he will explain you the next few days activities.

cuscoDay 1 - November 20th
Guided city tour of the most characteristic places in the center of Cusco, vivid example of the mixture of Inca and Spanish cultures. On the way, you will see the Stone of Twelve Angles at the Inca Roca Palace, on Hatun Rumilloc Street, “The Temple of Qoricancha”, and San Pedro Market. Night in Cusco.


SacsayhuamanDay 2 - November 21st
In the morning, you will visit the huge “Inca Ceremonial Center of Sacsayhuaman”. This enormous structure overlooks the city of Cusco. Later, you continue visiting another important Inca site known as “Qenqo”. This is a place with subterranean passages and carved stone channels in a zigzag pattern. In its inner part, there is a carved stone table where it is said the Incas mummified their dead. Afterward, you will do a short visit to the archaeological Inca sites of “Tambomachay” a temple dedicated to the God of Water and “PucaPucará”.
After these visits, you will return to Cusco and have a free afternoon.


valle sagradoDay 3 - November 22nd
In the morning, travel by private car through the Sacred Valley (approx 2 hours total drive), on the outskirts of Cusco. You will head to a community in the Valley to learn about local lifestyle and activities and if our visit coincides with the market day you can spend time browsing the stalls in search of hand-painted beads or warm ponchos and maybe practicing some of the local language, Quechua. Later you will continue to the town of Ollantaytambo which has been built over an ancient Inca town. We will ride an adaptive bike around Ollantaytambo and explore its beauties (no previous experience needed).


inca trailDay 4 - November 23erd
Time for real adventure! Inca one-day trek! This morning you'll wake up quite early in preparing to take an early train (depending on availability the train may depart between 6 and 8 am) you will take the train from Ollantaytambo to KM104 which is the beginning of the trek. Begin the trek by crossing the Vilcanota/Urubamba River, and we'll enter the Inca Trail at approximately 9 am. Shortly after, it's on to the Inca ruins of Chachabamba. After an upwards climb, we arrive at Wiñay Wayna ('Forever Young') (2,680 m). Continue for about an hour further to Inti Punku (The Sun Gate) (2,730 m) from where you will have your views of Machu Picchu (2,400 m). Arriving late in the day, you may be lucky enough to enjoy the view by yourself. Depending on what time you arrive at Machu Picchu, you'll have some time to go on a guided tour and take a few pictures. Afterward, take a bus down to your hotel in Aguas Calientes (Machu Picchu town).


machu picchuDay 5 - November 24th
At 5:30 am, take the bus back up the winding road to Machu Picchu. On this second visit to the ruins, you'll have free time to explore and take any photos you may have missed yesterday. In the afternoon, you will return by bus and train to Cusco and spend the night there.


Piuray LakeDay 6 - November 25th
Discover the Andes from a unique perspective: 3720m above sea level on an adaptive kayak in Piuray Lake.
At Piuray Outdoor Center we offer a break from the usual tourist route, by offering you a way to experience the outdoors away from mobs in unbeatable natural settings. Once settled we begin with: a gentle breathing exercise, a yoga-based warm up, and safety briefing on land. We then enjoy a leisurely kayak in mirror flat waters ideal for beginners and experts alike. Returning to land to enjoy a buffet and in magnificent surroundings.
In the afternoon enjoy a wonderful weaving show, live demonstration of the techniques and how they use local plants for cloths.
Finally we will return to Cusco and have a final dinner!


Day 7 - November 26th
The trip comes to an end today after breakfast. You will be transferred to the airport for your flight.


WHAT'S INCLUDED 

    ground transportation
    Ground transportation
    (from the airport and local activities)
    accommodation
    Hotel accommodation at Cusco, 

    Ollantaytambo and Aguas Calientes

    equipment Adaptive equipment
    guides and assistance Guides and assistance
    breakfast and lunch Breakfast, box lunch, and dinner
    air tickets Flight tickets
    (people coming from Chile)
    outdoor clothes Columbia equipment
    (hiking shoes, 1 pant, 1 t-shirt, 1 jacket, 1 fleece)
    WHEN?
    From November 19th to November 26th
    We will meet in Cusco airport anytime October 30th

        SPECIAL ADAPTIVE EQUIPMENT WE'LL PROVIDE

        Joelette Grit Wheelchair

        handbike

        WHAT'S NOT INCLUDED 
        Flight tickets of people not traveling from Chile.
        Insurance (it is mandatory you purchase appropriate insurance for this trip thinking about your personal needs). Assist Card.

        CONDITIONS 
        12 spots available until October 5th, 2018

        TIPS
        You can book your flight directly to Cusco City