1. Peru
  2. Cusco Region
  3. Aguas Calientes
  4. Machu Picchu

Cusco: 2-Day Humantay Lake and Machu Picchu Tour

Product ID: 352416
Enjoy a combination tour varying between the magic mountain Salkantay, Humantay Lake, and the amazing wonder world Machu Picchu. Enjoy the highland of Cusco and the rainforest in Aguas calientes, throughout a 2-day tour from Cusco.
About this activity
Duration: 2 days
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
Instant confirmation
Live tour guide
Spanish, English

Pickup included

Pickup is available from downtown hotels in Cusco. Please indicate if you are staying at a private accommodation (with address and phone number), you will then be provided with a meeting point close by.
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before activity starts

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Experience

Highlights
  • Explore Humantay and Machu Picchu
  • Marvel at the panoramic views of Salkantay and Huamantay
  • Take a guided tour of Machu Picchu
Full description
Day 1: Cusco, Humantay Lake, and Aguas Calientes

Pickup will be between 4:30AM and 5:00AM from your Cusco accommodation. From there you will drive for 2 hours to Mollepata for breakfast, then 1 more hour to the starting point of Soraypampa. Once there you will begin your trek to the Humantay Lake, where after you have spent some time exploring, you will descend to Soraypampa before traveling onward to Mollepata. Once having arrived there you will enjoy a delicious lunch as cooked for your chef.

Following lunch, continue by van for 3.5 hours to Ollantaytambo. In Ollantaytambo you will take the train to Aguas Calientes, where once you arrive your transfer will be waiting for you at the train station to take you to your hotel. You will later have free time to explore the town, before retiring for the evening.

Day 2: Machu Picchu and Cusco

You will wake up early in the morning to take the bus to Machu Picchu. Following an approximately 30-minute ride, you will reach the site's gates. Once you have arrived to Machu Picchu, you will meet with your tour guide to begin your tour. Your guide will explain and educate you all about the function, history, and construction of the area, and once you are done enjoying this famous and sacred site, you will travel back to Aguas Calientes by bus.

You will then have time to visit and explore Aguas Calientes Town, and can potentially also explore some neighboring hot springs. There are also plenty of restaurants, hotels, and bars, where you can relax for the afternoon before boarding your respective train. In the early evening you will take the train back to Ollantaytambo, before being transferred back to Cusco.
Includes
  • Humantay Lake tour
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Transportation to Soraypampa
  • Breakfast in Mollepata
  • Lunch in Mollepata
  • Transport from Soraypampa to Ollantaytambo
  • Round-trip train tickets from Ollantaytambo
  • 1 night's 3-star accommodation in Aguas Calientes with breakfast
  • Round-trip bus from Aguas Calientes to Machu Picchu
  • Entrance ticket to Machu Picchu
  • Tour guide in Machu Picchu
  • Transportation from Ollantaytambo to Cusco
  • First-aid kit including emergency oxygen bottle
  • Vegetarian options
What’s Not Included
  • Entrance fees to Huaynapicchu (Note that entrance to huaynapicchu is subject to availability, make sure to arrange your ticket at least 1-2 months in advance)
  • Other meals not mentioned
  • Horses
  • Gratuities
Not suitable for
  • Pregnant women
  • People with mobility impairments
  • People with heart problems

Prepare for the activity

Important information
What to bring
  • Passport or ID card
  • Sunglasses
  • Hat
  • Swimwear
  • Towel
  • Sandals
  • Backpack or bag
  • Hiking shoes
  • Rain gear
  • Comfortable clothes
  • Insect repellent
  • Flashlight
Not allowed
  • Pets
  • Luggage or large bags
Know before you go
• Entrance fee to Huaynapicchu are not included, you must confirm to book it (subject to availability)
• Please be sure to send all information required, passport names, passport nationalities, passport numbers, passport expiry dates, birthdays, and gender in advance
• The local partner cannot be held responsible for the change of weather conditions during your tour (it is recommended to learn more about weather conditions via apps or any other method and then to choose the best day of departure based on that research)