Machulas Journey offers several treks to Machu Picchu. Huchuy Qosqo, meaning “Little Cusco,” is one of the alternative treks. This is a nice option that is not too challenging but combines spectacular views and scenery. Along the way, you will enjoy the original Inca trail to the Huchuy Qosqo archaeological site and have the chance to visit with the local communities of Qenqo and Pukamarka. Huchuy Qosqo is located next to Sacred Valley of the Incas, where you can enjoy the beautiful valley of Urubamba. This trek is perfect for those hoping to squeeze a trek within a short time frame or for those looking for an easier trekking route. This trek is just 3 days and 2 nights, which is a perfect journey to Machu Picchu.
Huchuy Cusco is a fascinating Inca site, spread over several hectares of a small plateau, offering a view of the Urubamba valley, about 5 km upstream of Calca and 800m above the valley floor. It is believed to have been the royal estate formerly known as Jaquijahuana. According to myth, the Incan Viracocha built this settlement after conquering the previous inhabitants by setting fire to their town with a stone thrown from his golden sling. He later fled to Jaquihuana from Cusco when the invading Chancas threatened to overrun the Inca capital in around 1438. After the conquest, the Spaniards found the mummy said to be that of Inca Viracocha here.
Reservations are recommended 2 months in advance.
$650 per person.
Groups of 3-4 $630 per person.
Groups of 5-6 or more $600 per person.
$750 per person.
Groups of 3-4 $730 per person.
Groups of 5-6 or more $700 per person.