4 Days / 3 Nights
From $00.00 For Person
Create Peru Adventures is one of the companies specialized doing this amazing activity. THE POTATO PARK TREK is an indigenous Biocultural dedicated to rich agrobiodiversity of the Andes. The park is located in an area known as a potato’s origin center, which was first domesticated here over 7000 years ago, and it hosts the largest in situ diversity of native potato in the world.
The potato park is a biocultural heritage that serves as a sanctuary for the biological and cultural treasures of the communities that make up the park. The farmers of the area continue to transmit the Quechua language, their traditional knowledge, and ancestral practices to their children. They open the doors of their homes and their communities to share and learn with travelers from all over the world.
- DAY 1: Cusco – Pisac Inca Site – Quinsaqocha – Pampallacta Homestay.
- DAY 2: Pampallacta Homestay – Ollantaytambo – Aguas Calientes.
- DAY 3: Aguas Calientes – Machupicchu – Cusco.
You will have a thorough briefing with your guide 1 or 2 days before your nice Potato Park Trek. Your guide will meet you at your hotel and you can take this opportunity to ask questions and make any final preparations
We will pick you up early from your hotel and drive for 1 hour to the Inca site of Pisac (3,400) which is an amazing archeological site. So we will visit that Inca site in order to see several of Inca buildings, and huge Inca terraces where the people cultivated a lot of potatoes, Corn, quinoa, etc.
After enjoy the Pisac Inca site we will drive to get to Paruparu community around 40 minutes and then we will start with our hike to get to Quinsaqocha lagoon after some nice photos we will carry on our hike toward to Pampallacta Community around 2 ½ hours, all path to hike is little up and down and also with nice views, local people, potato farming areas, llamas and alpacas.
Once when we will get to Pampallacta community our Guide will introduce you the local family in order to have your delicious lunch with them. And this Homestay is our project in order to help local people and keep our nice local history, tradition, language, etc. After the delicious lunch you will have some of local daily activities such as harvest of potato, herd animals. By the way, those activities will be depends of season and local people activities changes.
During the night you will share some nice traditions with local people and enjoy dinner with them.
- Meals: breakfast Box, lunch in homestay.
- Accommodation: Homestay at a local families home with a proper toilet.
- Distance: 10kms approximately
We will wake up in nice homestay and then you will enjoy the delicious breakfast with them. Also you will have some local activities and around 10 am we will take the bus to Urubamba around 2 hours which is going to be lunch spot, but when we will drive you will be able to see this amazing Sacred Valley and in Urubamba we will have lunch after that we will drive 30 minutes to get to ollantaytambo in order to explore that village and nowadays we considered as an Inca living town, then you will take train to aguas calientes in order to get your accommodations.
- Meals: breakfast (homestay), lunch, dinner.
- Accommodations: hotel in Aguas Calientes.
- Minimum altitude: 2040masl.
We will have breakfast at your hotel before we take a very early bus (5:30am) driving around 30 minutes to get to Machu Picchu to see the magnificent sunrise. Once there you will be given a 2 hour walking tour of the site.
If you have elected to climb Machu Picchu Mountain you will begin the hike at 10 AM. The ticket price for Machu Picchu Mountain is included in the price of your trek. If you are not climbing the mountain you will have free time to explore Machu Picchu before you return to Aguas Calientes by bus.
When you arrive to Aguas Calientes you will board the expedition train to Ollantaytambo. From Ollantaytambo you will travel by private van to Cusco and we will drop you off at your hotel. Arrival time in Cusco depends on the time of your train ticket.
- Meals: Breakfast.
- Maximum altitude: 2400m