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Peru

Inca Trail to Machu Picchu

4 Days / 3 Nights

From

$1060

P/P Double Occupancy

A hike along the Inca Trail to Machu Picchu can be one of the most wonderful trekking experiences in South America. This trekking takes you through enchanting scenery with different landscapes and climates and arriving at the spectacular city of the Incas: Machu Picchu.

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Map of Peru  -  Trip Package

Day 1 Cusco - Pisca quchu (Km 82) -Wuayllabamba (BB)

The day begins early, between 06:15 to 07:00hrs with the pick-up of the passengers from their hotels in Cusco. We will drive across the villages of Yucay, Urubamba, etc. and after a 3-hours drive by bus we arrive at Kilometer 82 (2600m / 8528ft). At this point, where the first control is located, all tourists have to register to be able to start the trek. From this place, 42km of mountains, Andean valleys, rivers and tropical forests separate us from Machu Picchu. On our way to our first camp at Wuayllabamba village, the first part of the trek is mainly flat with slight ascents and it will take approximately 2.5 hours till we reach the Llactapata's (town in the heights) archaeological group. Then we will continue to enter to the valley of the Kusichaca River from where the route follows a slight ascent up to Wuayllabamba's camp located at 3100 meters (10168feet). (LB, D).

Day 2 Wuayllabamba Camp - Pacaymayo Camp. (B, D, BB)

After breakfast, we start our second day considered by many trekkers the most difficult since it is necessary to do an ascent of 1100m up to the highest point of the whole circuit, the Warmihuanusca (dead women) high pass at 4200m (13776ft). The slow ascent will take about 4.5 and 5 hours approximately. From the pass we can enjoy an astonishing view of the surroundings and the magnificent landscape. This is a windy area so it is important to wear warm clothing. Overcoming the pass we continue our way down to the Pacaymayo Camp located at 3500m (11480ft). (B, LB, D

Day 3 Pacaymayo - Runkuracay - Phuyupatamarca - Winayhuayna (B, D, BB)

The third day besides being the longest also is the most interesting. It begins with one hour and a half long ascent to the Runku Raccay's Pass located at a height of 3950m (12916ft). On the way we will visit the interesting ruins known as Runkuracay (oval building) at 3800m (12464ft). Once overcoming the pass, the rest of the way basically will descend towards the interesting ruins of Sayacmarca located at 3600 meters. In the Inca times this was used as a place of control post of the roads connecting to Machu Picchu. Then along a beautiful cloud forest, we will continue up to the pass of Phuyupatamarca, (town above the clouds) at 3670m (12038ft). From here we will descend on an impressive way of endless rock steps until we arrive near the Inti Pata's remains located at 2850m (9348ft), a complex of terraces and platforms built in the middle of the hillside of a mountain covered by thick vegetation. The trail finally leads to Winayhuayna's camp (Forever Young) located at 2700m (8856ft). (B, LB, D)

Day 4 Winayhuayna Camp -Machu Picchu - Cusco (B, BB)

The day begins earlier than usually, at about 04:30 hrs in order to make our final trek towards the city of Machu Picchu. After one and a half hour we arrive at the Inti Punku (Sun Gate) at 2700m (8856ft) from where we will have the first impressive views of the majestic Inca City of Machu Picchu. From here it is only 1km more to arrive at the city and enjoy a guided visit to the most important places. At about 13:00 we will be transported by bus from the citadel down to the village of Aguas Calientes. In the afternoon we take our train back to the city of Cusco. (B, LB). Special remark: Bookings for the Inca Trail, and according to the Peruvian Government new regulations, are possible only if there are available spaces for the Inca Trail (now is not allowed to be within the circuit more than 400 hundred people including passengers, porters, helpers, guides, etc.). So to guarantee your booking, and once we get your request we need first to check spaces availability

Prices Include
  • All transfers, transport to/from trek start point,
  • professional English speaking guide
  • complete camping equipment (tents for 2 persons, dining tent, kitchen tent, toilet tent),
  • noted meals
  • complete food services while on the trek, cook, helpers, porters, first aid kit
Prices Do Not Include
  • Entrance fees to the Inca Trail & Machu Picchu (us$100. - pp)subject to change
  • one way train ticket from Aguas Calientes to Cusco (Vista Dome: $90. - pp; Expedition Class train: $75.-pp),
  • Meals not specified in the program
  • International and domestic flights
  • Airport taxes
  • extra personal porters (us$ 120. - per porter),
  • Tips, personal trekking gear, extras
  • Hotel in Cusco
Notes
  • Rates are per person - double occupancy
  • Private service
  • Pool service is also available at a more affordable rate.
  • The difficulty level of this tour is: moderate
  • Personal weight allowance per passenger: 8 kgs (this to be carried by porters)
  • Bookings for the Inca Trail, and according to the Peruvian Government new regulations, are possible only if there are available spaces for the Inca Trail (now is not allowed to be within the circuit more than 400 hundred people including passengers, porters, helpers, guides, etc.). So to guarantee your booking, and once we get your request we need first to check spaces availability