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Inca Trail to Machu Picchu
4 Days / 3 Nights

DESCRIPTION

  • Activity: cultural and Adventure in Machu Picchu
  • Duration: 4 Days / 3 Nights
  • Operates: All year round
  • Leaves: Daily
  • Minimum Number of People: 1
  • Location: Cusco - Inca Trail Machu Picchu

ITINERARY

Day 01: Cusco - Wayllabamba

Machu Picchu Inca Trail
Inca Trail to Machu Picchu
MACHU PICCHU

After an early morning breakfast, you will be transferred to Chilca by bus, where you will meet the Quechua porters and have breakfast.

Crossing over the turbulent Vilcanota River, with magnificent views of Nevado Veronica (5,900m/19,000ft) we will continue the expedition admiring the Llactapata archaeological site, and stopping at the Huayllabamba river for lunch.

We will visit the archeological sites of Patallacta, Qente, and the valley of Cusichaca and the magical Polylepsis forest. Today the hike will last approximately 7 hours. Camp and dinner at 3,800 meters. Overnight on the trail.

Day 02: Wayllabamba - Pacaymayu

Machu Picchu Wayllabamba
Inca Trail to Machu Picchu
WAYLLABAMBA

Today is one of the most demanding days of the trip as we gain a lot of altitude. We will see outstanding views east to the Huayanay peaks and west into the rugged Vilcabamba Range. After breakfast, we will climb up through the first pass at 4,200 m/13,750 feet at Warmiwanusqa. Passing 3 ecological areas such as the Yunga, Quechua and Puna. we will climb 1000 metres in 5 hours. Today camp and dinner near Pacaymayu. Overnight on the trail.

Day 03: Pacaymayu - Winayhuayna

Machu Picchu Winayhuayna
Inca Trail to Machu Picchu
WINAYHUAYNA

After breakfast, we will trek down through the valley of Pacaymayu to the famous archaeological sites of RunquraqayWe will continue to the second pass and the restored town site of Sayaqmarka ("Town in a Steep Place") and explore the Sayaqmarka Ruins. The Inca Trail in this section is a white granite roadway, traversing a thickly forested mountainside. We will then descend to the magnificent archeological Phuyupatamarka ("Cloud Level Town") and have lunch. We will then begin the decent to Winaywayna where a visit of the ruins and dinner will conclude the day.

Day 04: Winayhuayna - Machu Picchu - Cusco

Machu Picchu Cusco
Inca Trail to Machu Picchu
MACHU PICCHU

Early morning wake up at 4:30 a.m. for breakfast and to begin the trek to be the first at the archaeological site of Machu Picchu for the sunrise. We will descend rapidly from cloud forest into high jungle habitat. Orchids and hummingbirds are commonly seen along this spectacular section of the trail high above the river. We will arrive at Intipunko "Gate of the Sun" to observe the sunrise over Machu Picchu from an elevated vantage point. We continue down to the royal road and at last the "Lost City of the Incas". A guided tour of the marvelous citadel, visiting the Main Plaza, the Royal Quarters, the Temple of Three Windows, the Circular Tower and the Sacred Sun Dial and Burial Grounds. After the guided tour, you can enjoy an afternoon of self-exploration and discovery. In the afternoon, return to Cuzco by train. Transfer to your hotel.

WHAT IS INCLUDED

  • 3 night's camping on the Inca Trail
  • All meals as per itinerary
  • Train tickets:  Aguas Calientes (Machu Picchu) - Cuzco in backpacker class
  • Included in the Inca Trail trek are the entrance fees for the trail and Machu Picchu, porters for carrying all the food and equipment, cooks, guides, dinner tents, return in tourist class train from Machu Picchu, tents, sleeping mats, first aid kit, oxygen, and all meals (except breakfast on the first day and lunch and dinner on the last day)

WHAT IS NOT INCLUDED

  • Meals not specified on the itinerary
  • All domestic flights require a US$11.00 charge (airport tax)
  • Personal expenses such as telephone bills, laundry expenses, beverages, etc
  • Insurance against theft, loss, illness and/or accident, cancellation and curtailment, etc
  • Tips, baggage porterage and other extras not specified

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