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 4 DAY / 3 NIGHT INCA TRAIL

 

 

DESCRIPTION:

 

The Inca Trail, with Machupicchu as the final destination, is the most popular and well known tour amongst tourists. The entire trek is approximately 43 kilometres and takes 4 days, including a day trip to the Machupicchu. The surrounding nature is truly breathtaking. With impressive views of snow-capped mountains along the way, the walk through the jungle in the midst of such amazing archaeological remains makes for an unforgettable experience.

 

ITINERARY:

 

Day 1: Cusco - Km 82 - Huayllabamba (+ / - 6 hours trekking)

 

At approximately 5:30 am, we will pick you up from your hotel and go by bus to mile 82. After passing the control point, we start the walk alongside the Urubamba River until we reach the important archaeological ruins of Llactapata, where we will have our lunch.  Continuing on, we will trek for approximately 6 hours (a total of 13 kilometres) until we reach our first campsite in Huayllabamba.

 

Total Distance: 12 km (7.47 miles)

Approximate Walking Time: 5 - 6 hours

Maximum Altitude: 3,000 m (9.840 ft)

Camp Altitude: 3,000 m (9.840 ft)

 

Day 2: Huayllabamba - Pacaymayu (+ / - 6 to 7 hours walking)

 

The biggest challenge: 21 kilometres of climbing to traverse 2 high passes, including Warmiwañusca, with its' 4200 m. That is the highest point of the hike, which we will come to with difficulty breathing being surprised by the stunning panoramic views of the surrounding mountains and glaciers, and the beautiful semi-tropical valley beneath us. The hike includes views of the archaeological sites of Runkurakay and Sayacmarca. We will camp in Pacaymayu.

 

Total Distance: 11 km (6.84 miles)

Approximate Walking Time: 6-7 hours

Maximum Altitude: 4.200 m (13.776 ft)

Camp Altitude: 3,500 m (11.480 ft)

 

Day 3: Pacaymayu - Wiñaywayna (+ / - 7 to 8 hours walking)

 

This is a quiet day but, with just 10 kilometres of hiking on a mostly flat route with many downhill slopes. We will observe how the geography changes before our eyes, from dry and mountainous to semi-tropical and green (in the area known as the "eyebrow of the jungle"). During the walk, we will visit the archaeological sites of Phuyupatamarca and Intipata, eventually coming to our final campsite of the hike at Wiñaywayna.

 

Total Distance: 16 km (9.94 miles)

Approximate Walking Time: 8 hours

Maximum Altitude: 3,900 m (12.792 ft)

Camp Altitude: 2.650 m (8.692 ft)

 

Day 4: Wiñaywayna - Machupicchu - Cusco

 

After very early breakfast we will depart towards Inti Punku (the Sun Gate), the entrance to the ancient Incan city, Machupicchu.  From this point is an unforgettable experience; after descending down the final slope to the magical ruins, we will have a guided tour of the site for approximately 2 hours.  In the afternoon, you will take the train back to Cusco, arriving around 20:30 hrs, where we'll then transfer you back to your hotel.

 

Total Distance: 4 km (2.49 miles)

Approximate Walking Time: 2 hours

Maximum Altitude: 2.700 m (8.829 ft)

Camp Altitude: 2,400 m (7.872 ft)

Departure and arrival times are approximate

Camps are subject to change in accordance with the regulations of use for the Inca Trail, as imposed by the government, or according to the opinion of the guide, based on group capability.

 

OUR SERVICE INCLUDES:

 

1. Transfer upon arrival from airport or bus terminal in Cusco to your hotel

2. Information and maps related to the trek

3. Transfer from your hotel in Cusco to Km 82

4. Entrances to Inca Trail and Machupicchu

5. Personal tents, we put 2 persons in every 4 person tent

6. Personal Insulator (camping mattress)

7. Dining Tent

8. Kitchen Tent

9. Professional, bilingual Tour Guide

10. Additional secondary guide for groups with more than 9 passengers

11. Food during the trek (3 breakfasts, 3 lunches, 3 dinners)

12. Porters (staff to carry all the camping equipment and food)

13. Cook (who prepares the food)

14. First aid kit, blood pressure gauge, oxygen tank

15. Biodegradable bathroom

16. Other: boiled water  to fill your bottles in the morning and night, and if required, at lunchtime

17. Camping equipment (kitchen equipment)

18.  Bus down from Machupicchu to the village of Aguas Calientes

19. Backpacker train ticket from Aguas Calientes back to Cusco

20. Reconfirmation of airline tickets

21. Transfer upon arrival, from the train station back to your hotel in Cusco

22. Departing transfer from your hotel to the airport or bus terminal in Cusco

 

OUR SERVICE DOES NOT INCLUDE:

 

1. Breakfast on Day 1, lunch or dinner on Day 4

2. Sleeping bag

3. Visit to the Hot Springs, located 10 minutes from the village of Aguas Calientes

4. Gratuities (Tips)

 

DISCOUNTS OFFERED:

 

Discount of $ 38.00 dollars to students with International Student Identification Cards (ISIC Card)

Discount of $ 38.00 for children between the ages of 8 and 15 years old (send us a copy of the passport)

Discount of $ 78.00 dollars for children under 7 years of age (send us a copy of the passport)

 

ADDITIONAL OPTIONS FOR RENT:

 

An extra porter (for up to 16 kilos) for the personal equipment of the passengers- $ 95.00

Therm-a-Rest inflatable mattress for $ 20.00 dollars for the entire trek

Down sleeping bag or Special synthetic - $ 20.00 dollars for the entire trek

Normal sleeping bag- $ 14.00 dollars for the entire trek

Top quality backpack- $ 20.00 U.S. dollars for the entire trek

Vegetarian Option (free) if you make a request prior to the departure

If you would like to return in the Vistadome Train (First Class) it will cost $ 40.00 dollars more per person.

 

Note: It is necessary to bring the passport, with which you made the reservation, to Cusco with you, even if that means bringing an old, invalid passport.  We should be informed if you are planning on changing your passport, or if it is changed for unforeseen circumstances.  It would be prudent as well to gather whatever evidence of the change that you can.

 

Note: Any changes in prices by the authorities who run entry to archaeological sites will be communicated in advance.