Inca Trail Trek To Machu Picchu

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The classic Inca trail is one of the most famous and incredible trekking routes in the world! The Inca Trail to Machu Picchu is the best example of the approximate 40,000 kilometers of roads built by the Incas 500 years ago.


Incan roads were built across deserts, highlands and jungles stretching from south Colombia throughout Peru, Bolivia, northern and central Chile and to the Northwest part of Argentina. The Inca Trail starts in a typical Andean region and finishes in a jungle region going through cloud forests, Incan tunnels, bridges and snow on the way.


Undertaking this trek is an opportunity to go back in time and live with the Incas for 4 indescribable days. Remember, the Inca Trail to Machu Picchu is not only for your feet but also for your mind!


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STARTS
CUSCO (PE)
Centrally located hotels in the city of Cusco
ENDS
Centrally located hotels in the city of Cusco
DURATION
4 Days
FREQUENCY
Everyday
SEASON
March - January
INCLUDED

* Transfer by bus to km. 82 (trail head)

* Entrance Fee, Inca Trail and Machu Picchu

* A large tent, for each 2 persons

* Mattress, one per person

* Kitchen tent, dining tent, enough tables and chairs

* English speaking professional tour guide

* An expert cook

* Porters (to carry tent, food, cooking equipment)

* Train Ticket expedition

* Full meals during the trek

* Daily snack bag

* Daily afternoon tea service

* Daily wake up tea, and hot water for washing

* Daily morning boiled water and cold water to fill the bottles

* Emergency oxygen bottle and medical kit

* Transfer train station of Ollantaytambo to the hotel in Cusco
NOT INCLUDED

* Breakfast on day 1
* Lunch at the last day
* Ticket entrance to Huayna Picchu and Machu Picchu Mountains
* Gratuities
* Sleeping bag
* Walking stick
* Travel insurance
PHYSICAL REQS.

You must be in good physical condition
DIFFICULTY
High
WHAT TO BRING?

* Cap
* Wool hat
* Wool gloves
* Waterproof jacket / rain poncho
* Comfortable footwear
* Sunglasses
* Sunscreen
DESTINATIONS
Cusco (PE) - Machu Picchu (PE)
OTHER

* We recommend to book Inca Trail with at least six month in advance, especially for high season (May to August)
* Non Refundable booking
* Inca Trails closes for maintenance every February
* ALL Traveler passport details are needed for the Machu Picchu Day Trip (Full Name, Number, Nationality and Birthdate). Please provide all traveler passport details in the additional request box, otherwise the tour is not confirmed
* Trains schedule could vary because of the season and availability
* Trains allow one small bag no more than 5 kilos on board
* If you want to climb the Huayna Picchu or Machu Picchu mountains, it is important to request it when booking
* This activity is not recommended for children 12 and younger

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Details of Day Tours


Day 1 PISCACUCHO (Km.82)–HUAYLLABAMBA: Pick you up from your hotel located in the city of Cusco to travel by bus to Piskacucho. There will be a stop in Ollantaytambo, located in the Sacred Valley of the Incas, to have a little rest. Our adventure begins upon arrival at kilometre 82. We will ascend along a parallel road to Urubamba River for 3 hours until reach Miskay, a lovely small town where you will try the popular drink known as Chicha, which is offered by the ladies.


Going up you will have views of Patallacta, an Inca building located at the bottom of the mountain. Walking for 2 hours along Cusichaca River, we will arrive to a beautiful spot to rest and enjoy a lunch.


The Inca Trail hike is a unique journey to the amazing citadel of Machu Picchu. We are going to walk along a path full of vegetation where we will able to appreciate trees such a cedar and laurel, and also we will admire more than 400 kinds of orchids and begonias. The Incas always respect the environment, creating trails made with stones and keeping the natural landscapes with their archaeological sites.


After the break, we will continue walking until our first camping in Wayllabamba. You will be able to admire the amazing Andean landscapes, as well as the majesty of Veronica Mountain. Distance traveled: 6.8 miles – Approximate time of walk: 5 to 6 hours.



Day 2 HUAYLLABAMBA – PACAYMAYU: After waking up at 05:30 a.m. and having breakfast, we will start a steep ascent where you will climb several steps through a spectacular jungle, until reach Llulluchapampa to take a short rest, and then continuing climbing to the highest point of our walk through the Abra de Warrmihuañusca or Dead Woman`s Pass with a high altitude of 4,215 meters above sea level. This place is considered one of the most beautiful landscapes of the world.


The network of Inca trail crosses the Andean mountains, passing through the jungle and different highlands during the tour. We will have the opportunity to see the incredible mountains and the high peaks of Vilcabamba.


Later, after the ascent, we will set out on the descend to have lunch. After lunch, we will get our camping in Pacaymayo to spend the night. Distance traveled: 6.21 miles – Approximate time of walk: 6 to 7 hours.


 

Day 3 PACAYMAYU – WIÑAYWAYNA: This day will be unforgettable. We wake up for breakfast at 6:00 a.m., to then start a light climb for 2 hours to visit the archaeological site of Runkurakay located at 4,000 meters above sea level, that is believed it has been a control tower. Along the way, you’ll see amazing vegetation, birds and lagoons.


During the Inca trail tour, we are going to be able to admire the national bird of Peru known as Andean Cock of the Rock a beautiful bird with spectacular colors, as well as other birds as hummingbirds. The wonder of the world Machu Picchu houses spectacled bears, pumas, Andean foxes, ferrets, Maltese cats, and reptiles such as snakes.


We will descend until we reach the ruins of Sayacmarka, to continue to Puyupatamarka, an awesome archaeological complex with a complete engineer water system. We will arrive to Wiñay Wayna, wich means “Forever Young”, considered one of the most beautiful ruins after Machu Picchu.


Our camping is located a within walking distance. Distance traveled: 9.9 miles – Approximate time of walk: 7 to 8 hours.

 


Day 4 WIÑAYWAYNA – MACHUPICCHU: Wake up early in the morning and enjoy breakfast. Then, depart from the campsite around 5:30 am to head towards Machu Picchu. We will reach "Inti Punku" before sunrise to see the wonderful Inca citadel. Then, you will enjoy a 2-hour guided walking tour, after which you can explore Machu Picchu on your own.


The Inca trail is a system of roads that connect the entire Inca Empire. It was built during the 15th century, and it links the coast with the Andean mountains. Also, it was served to transfer food, armies and officials. These amazing works were made during the government of Inca Pachacutec with the purpose to control the conquered territory.


After touring the area, you will have time to climb the Huayna Picchu or Machu Picchu mountains (optional). We will back to the town of Aguas Calientes by bus, and then take the train towards Ollantaytambo. From there, we are going to travel to the city of Cusco to drop you off at the hotel. Distance traveled: 3.1 miles – Approximate time of walk: 3 to 4 hours.



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08/02/2019
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If you are visiting Cusco, consider the tour 4 Day Inca Trail To Machu Picchu. We had a really great time!

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