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Inca Trail Tours - Cusco, Peru
Tour: Inca Trail Discovery
(Inca Trail to Machu Picchu - 5 days / 4 nights)
3 nights camping & 1 night hotel
"Specialist on high-quality, uniquely-comfortable treks in small groups"


Inca Trail to Machu Picchu - Cusco - Tours in Cusco Peru


DETAILS

Trip type
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High altitude walking / moderate grading
Recommended season
:
March to December
Good for
:
Minded travelers interested in archaeology, ancient history, traditional Andean cultures, spectacular scenery, flora and fauna.
Group size
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Small group. Average 4.5 passengers per departure
Departures
:
Tuesday.
Bookings

:

Must be done 4 o 5 months in advanced due high demand.



INCA TRAIL ITINERARY

DAY 1: PISKAKUCHO (Km. 82) – HUAYLLABMABA
A spectacular early morning drive through the Sacred Valley of the Incas takes us to our trailhead at Km. 82 of the Machu Picchu railroad. After getting acquainted with our trail crew we set out, crossing a footbridge to hike a gentle two hours down the Urubamba canyon, and then visit imposing sculpted Inca farming terraces and the settlement of Llaqtapata on the banks of the Cusichaca side river. We then climb a short way up the Cusichaca valley to Huayllabamba, the last inhabited village on the trail, where we camp.
DAY 2: HUAYLLABAMBA – PACAYMAYO
The trail climbs gently into the mountains through the last inhabited village of Huayllabamba, and then more steeply past a rushing stream through enchanted native polylepis woodland. Crossing the rim of a small plateau, we abruptly find ourselves in the puna, the treeless grasslands of the high Andes. We camp below mighty crags, looking eastward to the snowpeaks and valleys of the Huayanay massif.
Inca Trail to Machu Picchu - Cusco - Tours in Cusco Peru
DAY 3: PACAYMAYO – PHUYUPATAMARCA
We climb to the first and highest pass, Warmiwañusca (4,200 m / 13,776 ft), with spectacular views of the trail ahead to the second pass. Descending to the forested Pacamayo valley we pick up an Inca stairway and ascend again past the small Inca site of Runkuracay. We reach the second pass, where the landscape opens onto spectacular new views to the snowpeaks of the Pumasillo range, then descend to the ruins of Sayacmarca (Inaccessible Town), an intricate labyrinth of houses, plazas and water channels, perched precariously on a rocky spur overlooking the Aobamba valley. The Inca trail, now a massive buttressed structure of granite paving stones, continues along the steep upper fringes of the cloud forest through a colorful riot of orchids, bromeliads, mosses and ferns. At the third pass we camp by pinnacles topped with Inca viewing platforms, overlooking the archaeological complex of Phuyupatamarca (Cloud-level Town).
Wiñay Wayna - Cusco - Tours in Cusco Peru
DAY 4 - PHUYUPATAMARCA - MACHU PICCHU
We explore the wondrous maze of Inca stone towers, fountains and stairways spilling down the mountainside at Phuyupatamarca then begin a long descent through ever-changing layers of cloud forest. An Inca stairway partly cut from living granite leads us finally to the site of Wiñay Wayna (Forever Young), the largest and most exquisite of the Inca Trail sites. In the afternoon we follow the last stretch of trail across a steep mountainside through a lush, humid cloud-forest of giant ferns and broad-leaf vegetation. Suddenly we cross the stone threshold of Intipunku (Sun Gate) and encounter an unforgettable sweep of natural beauty and human artistry -a backdrop of twisting gorge and forested peaks framing the magical city of Machu Picchu..
Machu Picchu - Cusco - Tours in Cusco Peru
DAY 5 - MACHU PICCHU - CUSCO
We return to Machu Picchu by bus and spend the day in both guided and individual exploration, visiting the best-known features of this astounding and mysterious Inca settlement. Some will want to take the optional hike to the summit of Wayna Picchu for an amazing overview of the site, while others may want to investigate Machu Picchu's multitude of hidden nooks and corners. After a full-on experience of this glorious monument to the Inca achievement.

If you need more information or a tailor-made program, please Contact Us by email or through our toll free.




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SERVICES INCLUDED

Normal inclusions   Peru Travel Info
extras INCLUDED
Orientation meeting (1 or 2 day before departure).   Fairly treated and well paid porters who carry the bags and you only carry a daypack.
Private transportation to the start of the trek.   Trained cook preparing nutritious and delicious meals including Andean products. (Vegetarian options available).
Expert and professional English speaking guide.   Lunch at Machu Picchu Sanctuary Lodge Orient Express restaurant at the end of the trek (day 4).
Porters who carry the camping gear.   High quality four seasons tents (The North Face or Eureka).
Kitchen crew and commissary gear.   Sleeping bags (North Face or Eureka).
Drinking water through out the trek.   Sleeping mattress (Therma rest).
First aid kit and oxygen.   Hot water in the morning for washing.
Bus from Machu Picchu to Aguas Calientes train station.   Chemical bath.
  Biodegradable soap.

Machu Picchu - Cusco - Tours in Cusco Peru


NOT INCLUDED

Meals in the cities.
Alcoholic beverages.
Extras.
Tips.
Taxes.
Laundry service.
Additional tours.
Insurance and airline tickets (where applicable).
Hiking boots.
Permits for Inca Trail.
Inca trail entrance fee.
Train ticket to Cusco.
Transfer from the train station to your Hotel in Cusco.
Other personal gear or items.


WE RECOMMEND:

  • A backpack.
  • Camera gear (ASA 50, 100 and 200 recommended).
  • Rain suit or long poncho (100 % waterproof - test before you leave home).
  • Sweater and jacket for cool days or nights.
  • Trekking shoes.
  • Sunscreen lotion.
  • A bottle or canteen to carry water.
  • Water purifying tablets.
  • A hat.
  • Sunglasses.
  • Insect repellent.
  • Coramina (Glucose).
  • A photocopy of your passport.
  • A flashlight and batteries.
  • Personal toiletries and medications.
  • Towel and toilet paper.
  • Snacks.
  • Peruvian currency (soles).
  • There is a limit of 6 kilograms per person.


  • Note:
    This trip can be tailor-made with Cusco city, the Amazon and other interesting sites to create a unique holiday for you.

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