Classic 4 Days Inca Trail to Machu Picchu
Detailed Travel Itinerary
Famous treks in the world, the Inca Trail to Machu Picchu. This is a four days-three nights tour with the most knowledgeable local guides, a team of native porters from the sacred valley and the best camping equipment provided by us. Our special tour will give you extra time to enjoy the diversity of the flora and fauna and time to explore the different archeological sites along the Inca Trail. This Itinerary will also help us to avoid the crowds of hikers on the trail, and at the end of the trek you will have extra time to explore Machu Picchu making your tour a once in a lifetime experience. Get the most out of your trip while visiting Cusco, Peru. Our group tours are no larger than six people in order to give you a personalized tour, or you can choose a private tour beginning with a minimum of two people.
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Detailed Travel Itinerary with Amazing Andean Adventures
Classic 4 Days Inca Trail to Machu Picchu
Day 1: Cusco – 82 km. (beginning of the Inca Trail) – Huayllabamba
Wake up early for the morning for a bus ride to (Km82), where the trek begins. After meeting our porters you’ll cross the Urubamba River by bridge. Continuing on our way along the winding path, between the sloping banks of the Urubamba River, we experience a stunning view of the Urubamba, Vilcabamba mountain ranges and Mount veronica (18,950 ft.). Our route takes us through the narrow Cusichaca valley, with slopes that show the clear imprint of an ancient culture and its agriculture practices. Along the way we will stop at the viewpoint, from where we can look at one of the biggest Inca town called Patallacta. Then we will arrive to the small indigenous community of Hatunchaca (8,525 ft.), where we will stop for lunch, after a break we will continue with. our hike until we reach the town of Huayllabamba, where we will spend our first night.
Day 2: Huayllabamba – Pacaymayu
Physically, this is the hardest day of the trek, the trail continues through the narrow hanging valley of Cusichaca you begin to see a cloud forest that harbors the Queuña tree, a rarity of the Andes. From here, the trail ascends steeply to a large pampas below the first pass. at Llulluchapampa (12,300ft.), you will have the breathtaking view of Mt. Huayanay and a snack will be provided. The trail ascends steeply toward Warmiwañusca pass (13,950 ft.). which translates as Dead Woman. From the pass, we will descend for the last 2 hours of hike until we reach Pacaymayo our campsite.
Day 3: Pacaymayo – Wiñay Wayna
On our third day on the trail, we will go over the second and third pass, in the meantime, we are going to have the opportunity to explore many Inca structures like the Inca tower of Runcuracay, the Inca town Sajacmarca, the town in the clouds, Phuyupatamarca and at the end we will visit Wyñay Wayna. this day we walk on one of the very well preserved trails that remains intact as the Incas left it. Passing through the Inca tunnel and the trail, follow the flag stone trail that winds sharply down into the cloud forest and to the ruins of Wiñay Huayna (8,855 ft.). where we will set up our campsite.
Day 4: Wiñay Wayna – Machu Picchu – Cusco
This morning we will say good bye to our porters and continue with the last two hours of the hike towards Machu Picchu. After one hour walk on the trail we will arrive to the famous Sun Gate from where we will have our first view of the city of Machu Picchu. The last hour of our walk, going downhill, we will arrive to the city of Machu Picchu, have a chance to use the toilets and leave our backpacks at the security lockers before we start our guided tour. The tour will take about 3 hours, and then we will take the 30 minute shuttle bus to the town of Aguas Calientes, and have some free time to have lunch. Then we will take the train to Ollantaytambo, where our driver will be waiting for us and take us back to our hotel in Cusco.
INCLUDED IN THE TOUR PRICE:
- 3 nights camping,
- Entrance fees to the Inca trail & Machu Picchu
- Camping equipment for the Inca Trail (air mattresses, 2 people tent, Toilet tent, kitchen and dining tent).
- Chef, Porters to carry all the camping gear During the Inca Trail.
- Duffel bag for your personal belongings(extra 22lb. per person, carried by the porters during the trek).
- All the meals per day during the trek(Breakfast, lunch and dinner).
- English- speaking guide during the Inca Trail as well as for Machu Picchu.
- bus rides from Machu Picchu to Aguas Calientes town
- Private van from your Hotel to the beginning of the Trail.
- Train back from Machu Picchu to Cusco (Vistadome Train from Peru Rail or Similar)
NOT INCLUDED IN THE TOUR PRICE:
- International flights
- domestic Flights
- Sleeping bags for the trek
- Tips for Guides, Transfers, Drivers, personal at the Hotels.
- Tips for the cook and the porters on the trail.
Prices may vary according to the season, availability, and client preferences. Please contact us for more information. This tour is subject to availability of permits for the Inca Trail, which are extremely limited and in high demand. We strongly recommend that you book this trip at least 5 months in advance to maximize your chances of securing permits on the date you desire.
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