Classic Inca trail to Machupicchu, 4 days

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4 DAYS - 3 NIGHTS
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This great adventure on the famous Inca Trail is an unforgettable experience for those of whom only have a short time in Peru.

The famous Inca Trail to Machu Picchu, is one of the 10 best walks that exist in the world, because of its exquisite natural beauty and panoramic views. This Inca trail leads us cross many archaeological centers, ecosystems, mountain ranges (dwarf forest) and a high jungle region that holds impressive refuge of flora and fauna.

This adventure ends with a hypnotizing, jaw-dropping “Sunrise” of the 7th wonder of the World Machu Picchu.

CAUTION:     Please allow a minimum of two (02) days to acclimate before considering to begin your adventure package to Machu Picchu.

 

DEPARTURE/RETURN LOCATION Your hotel in Cusco
DEPARTURE TIME 5 a.m.

Whats included
• Bilingual English speaking tour guide (additional tour guide for groups of nine people or more)
• Pre-Departure Briefing at your hotel 1 or 2 days before your trek.
• Pick up from your hotel and transportation to Soqma
• Four-person tent for every 2 people.
• Inflatable Mattress
• Kitchen tent
• Dining tent with tables and chairs
• Toilet tent
• Chef
• Wranglers and horses to carry all the equipment (food, tents, chairs, table, etc)
• Horse to transport 8 kg of your personal gear
• Duffle bag for your personal gear
• Emergency horse in case we need it
• Four breakfasts, four lunches, and four dinners
• Hot water for washing.
• Daily morning boiled and cold water to fill the water bottles.
• Emergency oxygen bottle and medical kit.
• Expedition train ticket from Ollantaytambo to Aguas Calientes
• Expedition train ticket from Aguas Calientes to Ollantaytambo
• One night hotel accommodation in Aguas Calientes (double occupancy)
• Entrance to Machu Picchu
• Round trip bus from Aguas Calientes to Machu Picchu

Doesnt not inclued
• Water on Day 1
• Energy snacks will be very useful such as chocolate bars, dried fruits
• $ 25 Waynapicchu Mountain (walk to top without a guide, the trail is well marked).
• $ 40 Sleeping bag rental
• $ 40 Trekking poles
• Single ten 40 $

1

Day 1: CUSCO – HUAYLLABAMBA

Our adventure starting with a pick-up at your hotel (5:00 a.m.) where we’ll drive to “Kilometer 82”.  Once we pass the control, our trekking of the Inca Trail begins.  Our first hike is approximately 3 hours to reach the “Llaqtapata” archaeological complex. Afterwards, lunch will be served.

Following lunch, you’ll continue hiking to towards a high Andean community “Huayllabamba”.  In the afternoon, you’ll pitch tent to spend the first night of expedition.

DETAILS:

  • Hiking Distance:          10 km/6.2 miles
  • Approx. Hike Time:    6 hour
  • Cusco’s Altitude:        3, 350 m/11,988 ft.
  • Huayllabamba Alt:     3,000 m/9.840 ft.

2

Day 2: HUAYLLABAMBA – WARMIWAÑUSCA – PACAYMAYO

Our morning begins with a nutritious breakfast prepared by our specialized chef.  Then we’re off to continue our expedition of the famous Inca Trail.

This part of the trek we’ll ascend (4 hrs. approx.) to the highest point of our tour “WARMIWAÑUSCA”.  Here you’ll appreciate your efforts to indulge upon the excellent panoramic view of the valleys below.  After a short break, we’ll descend to the high forest where we will have lunch (around 2:00 p.m.).

After lunch, we’ll continue our downhill hike to the Pacaymayo Valley (3 hour), where we will cross small streams, creeks and tunnels with stone steps to reach our camp near the river.

DETAILS:

  • Hiking Distance:          14 kms/8.7 miles
  • Approx. Hike Time:    8 hours
  • Highest Altitude:        4, 200 m/ 1,776 ft.
  • Lowest altitude:          3,600 m/ 11,808 ft.

3

Day 3:PACAYMAYO – PUYAPATAMARKA – WIÑAYHUAYNA

Of course a good hearty breakfast to regenerate from yesterday’s hike.  We’ll start off with a 45 minute hike until until reaching two archaeological complexes “Runkurakay” and “Sayacmarka”.  You’ll have the opportunity to explore and take photographs.

Later we will head towards “Pjuyupatamarca”, another small Inca village, to have a delectable lunch. After a short break, we’ll continue hiking for 2 hours until we reach the archaeological complex of “Wiñaywayna”, where our camp will also readied.

DETAILS:

  • Hiking Distance:          15kms/9.3 miles
  • Approx. Hike Time:    8 hours
  • Highest Altitude:        3,800 m/12,460 ft. (Runkuracay)
  • Lowest Altitude:         2,700 m/8,856 ft. (Wiñaywayna)

4

Day 4

This fourth day is the whole reason you came to Peru.  You’ll need to start-off right with an energetic breakfast (5:00 a.m.) where we will hike up for about an hour between the high forest to reach the “Inti Punku” (Puerta del Sol – Sun Door), from here you’ll get a panoramic breathtaking view of the Lost City of the Incas Machu Picchu.  Then we descend to reach you final destination Machu Picchu where you’ll have a two hour guided tour.  Following, you’ll have an opportunity to explore Machu Picchu on your own

Please be sure to bring your original passport to show the Rangers (you can get a Machu Picchu seal on your passport).

  • If you have reserved a visit to “HUAYNAPICHHU” (tickets $ 25.00 per person/limited to 400 per day – not included), you’ll begin your hike at 7:00 – 10:00 a.m., please coordinate with the Trek Leader for your visit depending on Municipality’s programmed time.

In the afternoon, you’ll catch the train to reach the City of Ollantaytambo. Upon arrival to Ollantaytambo, we will have transportation waiting to drive you back to your hotel in Cusco.

DETAILS:

  • Meals:                              Breakfast
  • Hiking Distance:            4 Km / 1.5 miles
  • Approx. Hike Time:      2 hrs.
  • Lowest Altitude:           2,040 m / 6.691 ft.
  • Highest Altitude:          2,440 m / 8,052 ft.

Note:      If you want to stay an extra night, just lets us know and we can help book a hotel in Aguas Calientes, as well as your train ticket for the next day

Rangers don’t allow people to carry bags bigger than 25 liters when entering Machu Picchu

No trekking poles are allowed in Machu Picchu

Snacks and water are allowed – in bags

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