• Description
  • Parameters
  • Itinerary
Country: Peru
Location:
  • Machu Picchu, Urubamba Province, Cusco, Peru
  • Cusco, Peru
  • Llulluchapampa, Urubamba Province, Cusco, Peru
  • Urubamba River
  • Llactapata Archaeological Zone, Urubamba Province, Cusco, Peru
  • Nevado Veronica, Urubamba Province, Cusco, Peru
  • Chamana, Peru
  • Llulluchapampa, Urubamba Province, Cusco, Peru
  • Dead Woman's Pass, Urubamba Province, Cusco, Peru
  • Sayacmarca, Urubamba Province, Cusco, Peru
  • Winay Wayna, Urubamba Province, Cusco, Peru
  • Chaquicocha, Peru
  • Ollantaytambo, Cusco, Peru
  • Aguas Calientes, Cusco, Peru
  • Huayna Picchu, Urubamba Province, Cusco, Peru
Duration: for 4 day(s)
Physical strain: Medium
Tour starting point: Cusco,Peru
Tour ending point: Cusco,Peru
Min age: 12 year(s)
Options for Trekking:
Level of excellence: Moderate (M)
Trek, kilometer(s): 43
Height, meter(s): 4200

Description:
The Inca Trail to Machu Picchu is the most famous and popular hike to Machu Picchu and even one of the most famous and favorite treks in the world. Discover one of the most pristine landscapes of Peru and experience an Andean journey. Through the high mountain passes, highland meadows and tropical cloud forests.

Note:
Note: On the private service is included the extra porters and they will carry 5 kg for your personal belonging

Equipment
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Personal double tents Included 4 person tent which allows for greater comfort, and also storage of backpacks.
Inflatable mattress Included Term-a-Rest Mattress
Cooking Equipment Included Tables and chairs, cooking tent with cooking equipment, dining and toilet tents and bottled gas.
A sleeping bag Not included For up to -5°C.
Services
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Experienced bilingual Tour Guide Included A group up to 8 participants has 1 Tour Guide, a groups over 8 participants receives 2 Tour Guides.
A professional Cook Included
Porters Included Porters to carry food, camping and cooking equipment.
Accommodation: camping (3 nights) Included
Extra Porter Not included Extra Porter to help you carrying up to 15 kg of your personal belonging.
Transport in tour
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Tourist bus Included From Ollantaytambo to Cusco.
Tourist Train Included From Aguas Calientes (Machu Picchu) to Ollantaytambo.
A shuttle bus Not included From Machu Picchu to Aguas Calientes Town. $12 one way, $24 - a round trip.
A shuttle bus from Machu Picchu to Aguas Calientes Town( one way) Not included
A shuttle bus from Machu Picchu to Aguas Calientes Town( a round trip) Not included
Board
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Breakfast Included
Lunch Included
Dinner Included
Hot beverages Included
Snack Included
Breakfast on the first day Not included
Last lunch in Aguas Calientes Town Not included
Medical services
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First aid kit Included
Emergency oxygen bottle Included
Transfer to the place where the tour starts
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Private vehicle Included Transfer by private vehicle to the initial point of the Inca.
Other parameters
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Pre - Trek briefing Included Our guide will visit your hotel a day before the trek for your briefing. Our guide will provided the duffel bag for your personal belongins.
Inca Trail Permit and entrance fee to Machu Picchu Included
Water every day Included Excluding the first 4 hours of the trek when you need to bring your own.
Travel insurance Not included
Entrance fee to Huayna Picchu Not included
Entrance fee to Machu Picchu Mountain Not included
Tips to local staff Not included Please note: it is a custom to give tips in Peru; however, it is not obligatory.
Other extras not mentioned Not included

Cusco - Km 82 - Llullucha Pampa

Day 1

Inca Trail to Machu Picchu 4 Days / 3 Nights

Location: Llulluchapampa, Urubamba Province, Cusco, Peru

Accomodation: Llullucha Pampa

Early morning, we pick you up from your hotel and take you by our private transport to the starting point of this 4 day Inca Trail hike - Piscacucho, also called Km 82 (2,350 m). There, your Tour Guide gives you a briefing about the following Machu Picchu trek and after that, you cross the checking point of the Classic Inca Trail. Then you hike along the Urubamba River visiting the Incan archaeological sites of Willca Raccay and the enormous Llactapata. Later on, you continue up to the Cusichaca River Canyon offering magnificent views of the Cordillera Oriental; particularly, the Veronica Mountain (5,850 m). You have lunch in Chamana to later continue along the Cusichaca River observing several Incan agricultural stepped terraces and irrigation channels until reaching the picturesque village of Wayllabamba. Thereafter, you start ascending while appreciating various eco-systems along the way. Later in the afternoon, you get to the village of Llullucha Pampa, a place of your first campsite (3,850 m). There you have dinner and a rest afterward.

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Llullucha Pampa - Chaquicocha

Day 2

Inca Trail to Machu Picchu 4 Days / 3 Nights

Location: Dead Woman's Pass, Urubamba Province, Cusco, Peru

Accomodation: Chaquicocha

Early after breakfast, you continue your hike ascending towards the highest point of the trail - Abra Warmiwañusqa (Dead Woman´s Pass) at 4,200 metres passing through the cloud forests of Yunkachimpa and Corral Punku offering excellent views of surrounding snowcapped peaks. From Warmiwañusqa, you descend to the Pacaymayo Valley (3,300 m), where you have a lunch break. Then you continue hiking through the valley to the Inca´s ruins of Runkuracay where a guided tour follows. Afterwards, you climb up and get over the second pass - Abra Runkurakay (3,860m) walking on this "Royal Inca´s Highway" down to the next Inka site - Sayacmarca. On the way, you pass the Yanacocha Lake. In the end, we get to our second campsite - Chaquicocha (3,670 m).

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Chaquicocha - Wiñay Wayna

Day 3

Inca Trail to Machu Picchu 4 Days / 3 Nights

Location: Winay Wayna, Urubamba Province, Cusco, Peru

Accomodation: Wiñay Wayna

Today, we start hiking passing through lovely subtropical vegetation and many important archaeological sites. Before we reach the first site, we get over Phuyupatamarca Pass (3,670 m) and just behind it, we can see the Phuyupatamarca Inka complex (3,600 m), one of the best preserved and most completed sites of this 4 day Inca Trail hike. The complex is located on the top of a mountain and it corresponds with its Quechuan name that means the "Town above the Clouds". After a guided tour, we have lunch there. Then, we start a steep descent via a cloud forest offering an opportunity to see beautiful orchids and different bird species on the way to our last campsite at Wiñay Wayna (2,700 m). There, we have a guided tour of the same-named impressive archaeological complex consisting of a religious sector, urban sector and an agricultural centre with lots of stepped terraces. Afterwards, we are served dinner and then we go to sleep to get ready for the exciting Machu Picchu hike!!

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Wiñay Wayna - Machu Picchu - Cusco

Day 4

Inca Trail to Machu Picchu 4 Days / 3 Nights

Location: Machu Picchu, Urubamba Province, Cusco, Peru

This is the last day of the 4 day hike to Inca Trail so we get ready early in the morning and after breakfast, we start climbing antique steps to Inti Punku (the Sun Gate) to see the sunrise above the long-expected citadel of Machu Picchu!! Then, you enjoy a 2 and half an hour guided visit of the so called "Lost City of the Incas"!! Afterwards, you have an opportunity to climb either the peak of Huayna Picchu (45 minutes up and the same time back) or Machu Picchu Mountain (1 hour, 30 minutes up and down) on your own to take some panoramic pictures of Machu Picchu!! This 4 day trek to Machu Picchu finishes by afternoon's descend to the town of Aguas Calientes where we take a train back to Ollantaytambo, there you will take the tourist bus to Cusco. Arrival in the evening.

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