Inca Trail to Machu Picchu 4 Days/3 Nights

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Many countries have mountain ranges with beautiful scenery and Peru itself is richly blessed in this respect with many other areas for hiking. However the scenery is only one of the elements responsible for the magic of the Inka Trail.

Can there be any walk anywhere in the world with such a combination of natural beauty, history and sheer mystery and with such an awe-inspiring destination? The various ruins along the way serve to heighten the hiker's sense of anticipation as he or she approaches what would surely find a place in any new list of archaeological wonders of the world - Machu Picchu.

Private Service Shared Service
INCA TRAIL
4 Days / 3 Night
1 Pax 2-3 Pax 4 pax 6 Pax Pool
Price: 1375 875 755 665 495
*price For a Person in US Dollars 

ITINERARY

Day 1 Cusco to Km. 82

At six in the morning, we pick up our passengers at their hotels and travel by bus to Chilca where we will pick up the porters and the cook. Then we will travel to Km 82, the start of the Inca Trail. We start our trek escorted by native ?Quechua'' porters and will travel through the semi-arid terrain along the Urubamba river with magnificent views of snow capped Mount Veronica (5,682 masl). We walk past the Inca Hamlet of Huayllabamba, and camp at Huayllabamba, an ancient Inca citadel that protected the entrance to two valleys.

Day 2 Pacamayo

We will begin to climb the first pass, Warmiwa?usca (4,200 m. alt.), where there is a spectacular view of the valley below. At this pass we move from the dry puna ecology to elf forest, the highest of the tropical forest types where gnarled trees grow to two meters amid fog and low clouds, and a habital a profusion of orchids and strange animals. On this night, we will camp along the river Pacamayo at the bottom of the pass.

Day 3 Wiñayhuayna

After breakfast, we will hike towards Runku Rakay and traverse the second pass of the same name (3,800 masl). We will descend to Saya?marca, an important archaeological complex, where we will have lunch. We will spend the third and final night near the ruins of Wiñayhuayna, which means ?City above the Clouds.

Day 4 Machu Picchu

We will rise very early so that we may watch the sunrise from Inti Punku and have our first breathtaking view of Machu Picchu. We will spend one to two hours in Machu Picchu, where the guide will explain the significance of important sites within the Lost City of the Incas. In the afternoon, we will take the train from Aguas Calientes to Cusco, arriving at approximately 8:30 PM.

Machu PicchuNote: There is the option of relaxing in the hot springs in Aguas Calientes.

Included :

  • Private transportation to Km 82 (Beginning of the Trail).
  • Professional English/Spanish speaking guide
  • Entrance fees for the Inca Trail and Machupicchu
  • Round-trip Transfers
  • Double Occupancy
  • Camping Equipment: Bathroom tent, kitchen tent, dining tent, chairs, tables and comfortable mattresses
  • Cook
  • Porters to carry food, tents, and cooking gear
  • Coffee breaks in the afternoons
  • All meals (not including breakfast the 1st day, not including lunch on the 4th day)
  • First aid kit / Oxygen
  • Train ticket back to Cusco (Backpacker Service)
  • Class A: Tourist train Vistadome
  • Class B: Back Packer Train - (Tourist Basic Service)

We recommended to bring:

  • Personal Sleeping Bag
  • Backpack and Daypack
  • Hiking shoes or boots
  • Raincoat or poncho
  • Water bottle, flashlight, hat, sun block, sunglasses
  • Warm clothes, light clothes, 4 pairs of socks
  • Insect repellent
  • Chocolates, candies or other snacks
  • Camera + Film/Video camera (optional)