4 days / 3 nights
INCA TRAIL - 4 DAYS
CUSCO – INCA TRAIL – MACHU PICCHU
All our programmes can be tailor made according to your requirements, whether regarding the length of your tour, any special interests or specific activities, flight reservations, optional destinations or tours.
At approximately 6:30 am, our guide will pick you up from your hotel to transfer you by bus to the km 82 where you will arrive at approx. 10:30 am. Here you will meet the team that will join you during the trek, such as the porters, camp assistants and cooks. You will begin the walk, the first day is quite easy and during the first kilometres you will have a beautiful view of the snow peaked Veronica Mountain, walking alongside the Vilcanota River until you arrive at the Archaeological Complex of Patallacta, where you will have lunch and gain energy to reach Huayllabamba, where the first camp is set up. All meals included.
After breakfast, the hardest part of the trail begins, with a steep ascent, followed by 3 hours walking until reaching the first step, called Warmiwañusca pass (Dead Woman pass), up to 4200 m.a.s.l. approximately. You will not only enjoy incredible panoramic views from here but you will also have the satisfaction to have reached the top. After lunch in Vizcachayoc we will descend towards Pacaymayo (3500 m.a.s.l.) for dinner and camp. All meals included.
After breakfast the ascent will begin until the second most important step of the route, up to 3900 m.a.s.l., where you will enjoy a guided visit to the Archaeological Complex Runkurakay and the Inca Citadel of Sayacmarca (3,600 m.a.s.l.). Lunch in Chaquicocha. Then, you will continue walking towards Phuyu Patamarka (Town in Clouds), another important archaeological monument. After a brief rest, we will continue walking until arriving at Wiñay Huayna (Forever Young), for a guided visit to this spectacularly located Archaeological Complex . Dinner and overnight in the camp. All meals included.
After breakfast (05:00 approx.), start walking for one hour by the forest until the Inti Punku (Sun Gate), known like the front door to Machu Picchu, from where we will be able to have an impressive panoramic view of the Inca Citadel. Upon arrival to Machu Picchu, you will have a guided tour of the ruins and monuments, such as the Main Square, the Temple of the Sun, the Sun Dial, the Royal Quarters, the Temple of the Three Windows and the cemeteries. Free time to stroll around the Citadel and then meet the rest of the group to be transferred by bus to Aguas Calientes for lunch (not included). In the afternoon return to Cuzco by train. Upon arrival in Cuzco, transfer to your selected hostel. Lunch and dinner on your own.
that this is a typical itinerary and may be subject to change depending on speed of the group, group size and availability of camping space allocated by the UGM. Alternative campsites may be used
3 Night´s of accommodation overall, Train tickets Machu Picchu-Cuzco, All breakfasts and meals as specified in the programme, Porters (to carry the tents, food, and cooking equipment), All bilingual guided tours in groups (english/spanish), All entrance fees.
International and domestic flights, Airport taxes ($30.25 for international flights and $6.05 for domestic flights) , Personal Travel Insurance.