TRIP ITINERARY

DAY 01:

Cusco – Tinki - Ausangate 7 Lakes – Cusco

Begin your adventure with a pick-up from your accommodation in Cusco between 4:30 a.m. and 5:00 a.m. We’ll then embark on a two-hour drive to the village of Tinki. From Tinki, we’ll continue driving for approximately one more hour to reach the starting point of our hike, where we’ll enjoy breakfast.

After breakfast, we’ll commence our hike, trekking gently uphill for about one and a half hours to reach the first lake. From this point, the remaining six lakes will be easily accessible, with the terrain becoming mostly flat or downhill. We’ll have ample time to capture stunning photos of the lakes and surrounding glaciers.

Following our hike, we’ll indulge in a delicious lunch and unwind with a soothing soak in the thermal baths, all while taking in the breathtaking view of Ausangate. Finally, we’ll make our way back to Cusco, which should take around three hours.

Inclusions

Included

  • Round trip transportation
  • Breakfast (fruit juice, hot chocolate, coffee, tea, fruit salad, and bread or pancakes with butter and jam)
  • Buffet lunch
  • Groups ranging between 14-16 people, maximum 18 people
  • English-speaking, professional guides
  • First-Aid equipment and oxygen bottle for emergencies
Not Included
  • Entrance fee for the Ausangate 7 lakes: 20 Soles Charged by the local government and Communities
  • Entrance fee for Hot springs: 5 soles / take soles in cash
  • Personal gear
  • Tips

What to Pack

For the Ausangate Full Day Tour – 7 Lakes, it’s essential to pack the following items:

  1. Comfortable hiking shoes or boots
  2. Warm layers (thermal clothing, fleece, down jacket, etc.) for changing weather conditions
  3. Lightweight, breathable clothing for hiking
  4. Waterproof jacket or rain poncho
  5. Hat or cap for sun protection
  6. Sunglasses
  7. Sunscreen
  8. Water bottle or hydration system
  9. Snacks or energy bars
  10. Camera or smartphone for taking pictures
  11. Extra cash for personal expenses
  12. Small backpack to carry essentials
  13. Swimsuit and towel (if you plan to enjoy the thermal baths)

Remember that weather in the mountains can be unpredictable, so it’s essential to be prepared for various conditions. Layering your clothing will allow you to adjust to changing temperatures throughout the day.

Pricing

AUSANGATE FULL DAY TOUR – 7 LAKES – GROUP SERVICE – SEASON 2023
  • REGULAR PRICE: USD 29 dollars per person
  • PROMO PRICE: USD 25 dollars per person

PROMO PRICE: Applies to people who have already booked one of our Machu Picchu tours, such as Salkantay Trek, Inca Trail, Inca Jungle Trail, or Machu Picchu Tours. Our prices for the Ausangate Full Day Tour – 7 Lakes are reasonable and consistent, whether you book online or directly at our office in Cusco. We always maintain the same price and ensure the highest quality service.

RENTING HORSES FOR RIDING: Locals offer horse rentals for riding during the Ausangate Full Day Tour – 7 Lakes. If you require a horse at the tour’s checkpoint, you can rent one directly from the locals, with the assistance of your tour guide. They typically charge between 70 to 90 soles (around 20 to 25 dollars) for the ride up the mountain, including a person who will lead the horse. You just need to sit on the horse. If you would like a horse for the return journey as well, it will cost an additional 40 to 60 soles (around 10 to 17 dollars).

Horse rental prices may vary depending on the day’s demand. Sometimes, prices increase when there are many people visiting Ausangate Full Day Tour – 7 Lakes. However, at other times, locals may offer lower prices. Remember to negotiate with the friendly locals and note that they only accept Peruvian soles as payment.

Please treat the horses with kindness and respect, and choose a tour operator that prioritizes the well-being of their animals.

How to Book with Machu Picchu Reservation

BOOKING AUSANGATE FULL DAY TOUR – 7 LAKES

BOOKING ONLINE:

  • Booking the Ausangate Full Day Tour – 7 Lakes is very easy; you can click on the yellow button that says BOOK ONLINE, which will take you to a reservation platform where you can choose the DATE OF YOUR TRIP (we have daily availability), then it will ask you for general information which you have to fill them. You can proceed with the payment of the tour, the payment you can make with any type of debit or credit card.
  • Once you finish filling in the data and confirm the payment, you will receive an email confirming the tour and payment, then you will receive a personalized and detailed email about the tour that you keep in mind all the details of your trip to Ausangate Full Day Tour – 7 Lakes.
  • You can book until 7:00 p.m. one day before starting the tour.
  • Booking Online has a fee of 2.9% covered by the customer

BOOKING AT THE OFFICE:

  •  If you like, you can come to our office in Cusco we are located in the Downtown – Portal Nuevo 270 Plaza Regocijo. One of our counters will explain the details of the tour and you get a map of the tour.

Payment method in the office

  • You can pay in cash, we accept dollars, euros, and Peruvian soles.
  • You can pay with any type of card, but the customer covers a fee of 3.9%

TO BOOK AUSANGATE FULL DAY TOUR – 7 LAKES, WE NEED THE FOLLOWING INFORMATION

  • Full name
  • Nationality
  • WhatsApp number or Peruvian cellphone number
  • Hotel name in Cusco

PAYMENT, CANCELLATION AND CHANGING POLICY

  • If you cancel the tour 48 hours in advance, we will refund 100% of the amount you paid for the tour. To cancel the tour, you have to send an email to machupicchureservations@gmail.com
  • If you cancel the tour 24 hours in advance, we will refund 50% of the amount you paid for the tour. To cancel the tour, you have to send an email to machupicchureservations@gmail.com
  • Machu Picchu reservations may cancel the tour 24 hours before due to weather reasons, such as landslides, river floods or police situations, such as strikes that do not provide the case security; we will refund 100% of the amount paid for the tour.
  • There is no refund if you do not attend the tour at the agreed place and time.
  • If you are already on tour and, perhaps for some reason, you cannot continue, there is no refund, but our guides will assist you to help you with any emergency that may arise.
  • You can change the date of your tour within 24 hours without any penalty, you have to send us a clear email with the new date you want to do the tour: Email us at: machupicchureservations@gmail.com

TripAdvisor Reviews

Machu Picchu Reservations has received excellent reviews on TripAdvisor . These reviews highlight our commitment to quality and customer satisfaction. Thank you for trusting us and for your valuable feedback!", we have 5,692 reviews

Helena G
Helena G
2024-03-26
Bucket list experience This was an experience of a lifetime! I wouldn’t have done it with any other company. They really look after you and ensure you have the best experience as possible. We were served delicious freshly made traditional Peruvian food everyday and served an array of different hot drinks. Along the way we were welcomed by the amazing views of the Peruvian Andes and Amazon rainforest. Juel was an incredible tour guide, very passionate about his Inca ancestors and about the nature around us.
Charlotte T
Charlotte T
2024-03-26
Great, rewarding experience This tour was a great experience, not only seeing Machu Picchu itself but also beautiful lakes, viewpoints and Inca sites. The food was absolutely incredible and there was more than enough for each of us. Joel was a great guide, very passionate and knowledgable about the Incan empire. I would definitely recommend hiring the walking poles and sleeping bag. The whole experience was very rewarding and Joel made sure the morale of the group was high. The only downside was the return bus company from Hidroelectrica to Cusco. We booked via bus and had to leave Machu Picchu early to catch this bus. The organisers made us wait for over an hour for our bus, which meant we could have had more time at the site.
Stefan G
Stefan G
2024-03-25
4-Days Salkantay Trek with superb guide Aurelio I did the 4-days Salkantay Trek with Machu Picchu Reservations together with a friend. Our guide Aurelio was really good and you felt that he completely identifies with the Anden culture! He always made sure that everybody in the group was able to follow. Also he gave us a lot of interesting insights into the Anden culture and nature. In general the organisation of the tour was good (briefing one day ahead of the tour, information flyer etc.). It could have been better, if we would have been better prepared for the rainy weather. Drying wet clothes was challenging in the accommodations which we had.
Kelan J
Kelan J
2024-03-24
5 day trek review with Juan Oros (guide) The salkantay trek under the expert guidance of Juan Oros was a life highlight of mine. We completed the hike across 5 days and were blessed with plenty of breaks in the weather given it was wet season. If you're completing the hike in March, do NOT forget a poncho, plastic bags/dry bags, and extra pairs of socks/clothes for when your stuff gets wet (it's very hard to dry stuff after it's wet). Juan was optimistic, knowledgeable, understanding and went out of his way constantly to ensure our experience was a good one. Additionally, he was transparent and gave us options when the conditions affected the normal route. Machu Picchu reservations are accommodating for dietary requirements and provide comfortable accommodation along the hike. All-in-all, some incredible views, plenty of laughing, great and varied hiking, good food, and an incredible guide. Thank you Juan and Machu Picchu Reservations for an unforgettable experience!
Hélio J
Hélio J
2024-03-24
Tour Vale Sagrado e Salkantay 2D1N Viajamos a Cusco na segunda semana de março. Reservamos dois passeios com a agência, o tour do Vale Sagrado e o passeio Salkantay de dois dias e uma noite. Na agência fomos atendidos por Jimmy, que foi bastante solícito e respondeu todas as nossas dúvidas. Nos dois passeios ocorreu tudo bem. Eles foram pontuais e seguiram exatamente conforme programado. Gostaria de deixar um elogio especial ao guia Nestor, que nos acompanhou no Tour Salkantay. Nestor foi muito atencioso e respondeu todas as nossas dúvidas, desde o briefing até o retorno a Cusco. Nos ajudou bastante durante nossa estadia no acampamento e na volta. Só temos elogios e agradecimentos, muito obrigado Nestor e todos os funcionários da agência!
Alex Proskurnya
Alex Proskurnya
2024-03-24
Marco’s Muchachos - A Tale of Adventure, Laughter, and Friendship Words cannot even begin to describe the experience Marco provided for myself, my mate from work, and our Aussie, British, and English friends. Aside from the natural beauty of Humantay Lake, rich culture of the Incas, majesty of Salkantay Peak, and, of course, the grandiose beauty of Machu Picchu itself, the experience was truly made unforgettable because of Marco’s guiding service. Incredibly knowledgeable, considerate, and fun, Marco guided us through the 4 day, 3 night trek stopping to elaborate on the fascinating history of the trail and of the Incan people culminating in a well-earned view of the historic ruins themselves. As an avid traveller and hiker, I would strongly recommend THIS particular company with specifically Marco as the leading guide.
claireK6420PL
claireK6420PL
2024-03-24
ChoquequirWOW I can't recommend this tour enough. Our tour guide Renzo was organised, professional and incredibly intelligent. I felt like I was in safe hands and benefitted so much from his vast local knowledge and prefect English. The food was a great opportunity to try local Peruvian cuisine and as a vegan I was very grateful for the effort our hosts, Renzo and horseman Jon went to to make sure I had delicious meals. The hike was challenging but the constant stunning views made it worthwhile and I felt so accomplished afterwards. Plus Renzon provided us with lots of encouragement and support. Choquequirao itself was like nothing I have ever seen before. We only saw 13 people not in our group there (including the ricket collector). The site is impressive and feels special, especially with everything Renzo told us about it. Having a whole day to explore the site was brilliant as we could take our time ot enjoy and appreciate it rather than rushing off, like others we saw did. It meant we had a lovely lunch there, kindly delivered by Jon, and had the site to ourselves for the afternoon. If you are in Peru you must visit Choquequirao and I strongly recommend ypu use Machu Pichu adventures for the perfectly curated experience.
Sarah C
Sarah C
2024-03-23
Incredible Trip! Incredible trip!! Our guide, Bruno, was phenomenal and a crucial part of why our experience was so great. He let us set our own pace and had meeting points each 1-1.5hrs of hiking. He taught us so much about local culture and history and made us appreciate the scenery we were walking through even more. The views are truly stunning. Each camp was comfortable and the meals were great! Tons of food and always felt fueled up for long days. I would recommend Machu Picchu Reservations again! We had nightly briefings about each day of the trek and they ensured we had everything we needed for a safe and enjoyable trek. I have been to Machu Picchu before but going via Salkantay Trek was a far better experience and I would recommend this trek over and over--truly an unforgettable experience!
Sam H
Sam H
2024-03-23
4 day Salkantay trek with Angel Me and my friend Conor did the 4-day Salkantay trek with our guide Angel. Angel was a fun and attentive guide who taught us a lot about the surrounding area and showed us some breath taking scenery. He always gave us a lot of information about the day ahead, made sure we were comfortable and helped make the trek a really memorable experience. Reaching the 4600m peak of Salkantay was incredible and finally getting to see Machu Pichu were definitely highlights of the journey. Would recommend.
Sarah-Jane D
Sarah-Jane D
2024-03-21
Marco’s Salkantay Tour Marco took us on the 4 day Salkantay Trek. He was so enthusiastic and friendly so it didn’t take long for the whole group to bond very well. Marco was very supportive of all abilities and very knowledgeable. The food and the organisation was incredible and the whole team kept us safe. We loved every second and each challenge was met with a reward of the beautiful views. A highlight of South America

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