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Introduction

The Inca Trail to Machu Picchu is one of the best hikes in the world because of the exquisite beauty of its natural surroundings. The Inca Trail to Machu Picchu path takes us through different ecosystems...From high Andean plains to the cloud forest this adventure allows us to explore mysterious archaeological sites, half covered with jungle overgrowth as if we were discovering them for the first time. The trek highlights with the inspiring sight of the sunrise from the peaks of the magestic Machu Picchu.

Briefing between 5pm - 7pm the evening before the trip in our office, explaining all tour details from our guide.


ITINERARY


Day 1: QORICANCHA - SACSAYHUAMAN - PUCA PUCARA - TAMBOMACHAY

We will pick you up in your hotel at 1:40pm and will visit the city and nearby archaeological sites. The first place to visit is Qoricancha (temple of the sun). This is one of the finest specimens of ancient architecture, an Inca temple. Then we go to the Convent of Santa Domingo. Continuing to the archaeological site of Sacsayhuaman, one of the magnificent buildings of Inca megalithic style of architecture that only the gods could allow construction to achieve such perfection of art. Next, the holy Q'enqo, also full of many sacred carvings that mystify, only to be understood by ancient Andeans. Then we visit the walls of Puca Pucara, with unique designs show the authority and control this site once possessed. Finally, Tambomach'ay, the temple dedicated to the water, exposes its sources of crystal clear water giving us a majestic farewell to return to the city of Cusco.

NOTE: it is possible to start the tour with the cathedral at the Plaza de Armas. Pick up is at 13.10 pm and the entrance fee is 25.00 soles. Let us know in advance if you want to include this in your tour.

Fotos city tour Cusco

Coricancha

( Koricancha )

Puca Pucara

( Puca Pucara )

Catedral de la ciudad del Cusco

( Catedral )

Ruinas de Sacsayhuaman

( Sacsayhuaman )

Day 2: Sacred Valley of the Incas ( Chinchero, Ollantaytambo, Pisac)

Duration: All Day
Departure: Daily from 07:45am - 07:00pm
We will pick you up in your hotel at 7:30am. First stop is the Sacred Valley of the Incas routing via P'isaq, the colonial town. We will find the indigenous and traditional market, where you will be able to purchase hand crafted goods and souvenirs. After exploring town we then head towards the P'isaq Ruins that are beautifully carved into the highest mountains. Then we continue the journey and appreciate the picturesque villages Calca and Urubamba where we will enjoy a buffet lunch with traditional stews. In the afternoon we will visit the village of Ollantaytambo and the Inca Archaeological site of Ollantaytambo which was inhabited 500 years ago and still remains in pretty good state... Returning to Cusco we will go through Chinchero, one of the most interesting place of the Andes bearing plateaus of multi-coloured crop fields, the chain of snow peaks of the Valle and a beautiful sunset ... We will also visit the colonial church that lies on an Inca palace and the site museum appreciating Andean dress before we head back to Cusco, arriving around 7pm.

Photos first day:

Sacred Valley of the Incas

( Sacred Valley of the Incas )

Ollantaytambo cusco peru

( Ollantaytambo Cusco, Peru )

pisaq calca

( Pisaq - calca)

center textil chinchero

( Textil Center - chinchero )

Day 3: CUSCO – LLAQTAPATA – HUAYLLABAMBA

We will pick you up from your hotel around 5:00am to head towards the km 82 where we will begin our trek, ascending for 3 hours, or 10km until arriving at the archaeological site of Llactapata. We will enjoy lunch, and trek for 30 minutes or 1km approximately to Huayllabamba, an isolated Andean community. In the afternoon we will get ready for camping and around 7:00pm dinner will be made, vegetarian options are available.

Photos first day Inca Trail:

( Start - Inca Trail )

( Inca Trail )

( Wuayllabamba )

( Trekking - INCA TRAIL )

( Inca Trail )

Day 4: HUAYLLABAMBA – WARMIWAÑUSCA - PACAYMAYO

Early in the morning we will have breakfast and get ready to continue along the trail, ascending for approx. 4 hours (10km), to the peak of Warmiwañusca (4200mt). From here we will observe a variety of ecosystems ranging from dry puna (mountain grasslands) to the high jungle. After lunch, around 2:00pm, we will descend 3 hours (9km) into the Pacaymayo Valley. We will go over wooden bridges, through tunnels making our way up and down rocky steps. We will set up camp near the river and have our dinner.

Photos second day Inca Trail

Machu Picchu

( Trekking )

Ruinas - Machu Picchu

( Pacaymayo - Inca Trail )

Vista - Machu Picchu

( View of pass at warmiwanuska )

Interior - Machu Picchu

( Ruins - Inca Trail )

Machu Picchu - Vistas

( Pacaymayo - Inca trail )

Day 5:PACAYMAYO – PUYAPATAMARKA – WIÑAYHUAYNA

Early in the morning we will have our breakfast and then descend 45 minutes exploring the archaeological complex of Runkurakay and the Inca citadel Sayacmarca. We then head towards Puya Patamarka where we will have lunch and continue walking for 2 hours until arriving at the archaeological site Wiñay Huayna. If booked a minimum 6 months prior, we will have a chance to set up our camp there and afterwards our dinner will be served around 7:00pm. If there is no possibility to stay in Wiñayhuayna, we will camp in Puyapatamarka.

Photos of the third day Inca Trail

Machu Picchu

( Start of the winaywayna )

Ruinas - Machu Picchu

( Wiñaywayna )

Vista - Machu Picchu

( Camp of the Inca Trail - Day 3 )

Interior - Machu Picchu

( Dawn on the Inca Trail )

Machu Picchu - Vistas

( Trekking - Inca Trail )

Day 6: WIÑAYHUAYNA – MACHU PICCHU – AGUAS CALIENTES – CUSCO

We get ready around 5:00am and after breakfast we will hike for 1 hour ascending through the high jungle to Inti Punku, "The Gate of the Sun". This is an alternative access to Machu Picchu, and you will have impressive views of the entire archaeological marvel. After the arrival to Machu Picchu, we have a 2 hour guided tour, visiting the main sites and afterwards you will have some free time to explore. Late in the afternoon we will walk down to Aguas Calientes where we all meet at the train station 30 minutes before departure to Ollantaytambo where our private bus will take us back to Cusco. Our journey ends in the Plaza de Armas.

Note:If you want to climb Huayna Picchu or Montaña Machu Picchu, you need to book at least three months prior, due to limited availability. This activity is optional (price: USD 70)

Photos fourth-day Inca Trail

Machu Picchu

( Machu Picchu )

Ruinas - Machu Picchu

( Ruins - Machu Picchu )

Vista - Machu Picchu

( End of the Inca Trail - Machu Picchu )

Interior - Machu Picchu

( Ruins - Machu Picchu )

Machu Picchu - Vistas

( Machu Picchu - Views )

Day 7: END OF TOUR -

Breakfast in the Hotel, transfer to Airport



INCLUDE:


  •    Briefing the evening before the trip in our office, explaining all tour details.
  •    Entrance ticket to the Inca Trail and Machu Picchu.
  •    Meals as indicated in the program: 3 lunches, 3 dinners, 3 breakfasts (vegetarian options available).
  •    Transfer from Cusco to Km. 82 (the beginning of the trek).
  •    Train ticket from Aguas Calientes to Ollantaytambo.
  •    Transfer from Ollantaytambo to Cusco.
  •    Porters to carry our camping equipment.
  •    Service of porters to carry our camping equipment.
  •    Chairs and dining tables.
  •    Tents for 2 and mattresses.
  •    Roomy dining tent.
  •    Private cook and assistants.
  •    First aid kit.
  •    A professional bilingual guide specialized in the Inca Trail.

NOT INCLUDES:


  •    Personal care ítems.
  •    Sleeping Bags.
  •    Breakfast on the first day, lunch and dinner on the last day.
  •    Tips for the porters and guide.
  •    Entrance ticket to Huayna Picchu, only if booked at least three months prior (USD $70).

RECOMMENDATIONS:


Confirmation will be received at the time of booking.

A current valid passport is required on the day of travel.


We suggest bringing:


  •   1 lightweight backpack per person.
  •   Sweater and thick jacket, long and short pants, long sleeve shirts.
  •   Binoculars.
  •   Personal care items.
  •   Sunblock with a UV minimum 40.
  •   Walking shoes or tennis Shoes.
  •   Insect repellent.
  •   Hat or cap.
  •   Rain coat.
  •   Bottle of water.
  •   Toilet paper.
  •   Lantern.
  •   Sunglasses.
  •   Camera with extra batteries and memory card.
  •   Cash (Soles).


MAP INCA TRAIL 4 DAYS




BOOKING


OPTIONALES


HUAYNAPICCHU MOUNTAIN.(70.00 USD)

THE MOUNTAIN.(70.00 USD)


QUESTIONS



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