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Inca Trail Peru 12 Days

July 5th, 2017 | ROUTES | 0 Comments

Inca Trail Peru is a magical combination of history, culture, adventure and ancient architecture; that blends all the sightseeing tour in the three most picturesque regions of Peru: Cusco, Puno and Arequipa. The Inca Trail Peru contains the best itinerary that includes the major attractions of Peru; like the the city of Cusco itself; the Sacred Valley of the Incas; Machu Picchu; the islands of the Lake Titicaca; and the  Colca canyon considered the deepest of the word. This Inca Trail Peru also includes drive through the south of Peru to admire the beauty that lies in the rocky peaks of the towering mountains.

Our Inca Trail Peru begins in the city of Cusco where you can arrive at any time; on the first day, there is not planet activities; then we’ll travel buy tourist bus through the Sacred Valley of the Incas; where we’ll visit the Inca ruins and traditional market  of the town of Pisac. The Sacred Valley tour will end at the picturesque town of Ollantaytambo.

The next day, we’ll start to hike the Inca Trail to Machu Picchu all included, the porters will carry the majority of the things; you’ll carry only your daypack with camera, snacks and enjoy the mountain scenery. After we explore Machu Picchu  the tour continues toward the Lake Titicac; where we’ll visit the Island of Uros, Takile and Amantani; here you’ll observe unique tradition and customs; then, we’ll head to see the deepest canyon of the word: the Colca Canyon in the region of Arequipa.

Inca Trail Peru

Inca Trail Peru trip begins in the city of Cusco, then continues to the islands of the Lake Titicaca and ends exploring the deepest canyon: The Colca canyon.

Overview

12-day Inca Trail Peru is a great trip that shows you the most attractive parts of South America. You will travel through the high Andes of Peru visiting the enchanting sites of Cusco; the Sacred Valley of the Incas; hike the ancient trail to Machu Picchu; then, you will visit the local families in the Lake Titicaca before you go to see the Colca Canyon.

This wonderful tour of Inca Trail Peru is not just about mountains and Inca Temples; the beauty that lies in the Lake Titicaca is fascinating. The tranquility and serenity that it possesses is beyond any words of description. Peru is a land of heavenly beauty. The snow-capped mountains, lush hills, forests, rivers, valleys and its long treasured architecture are the assets that make Peru so special. As you walk by the streets of the Incas, you will find the influence of unique and unadulterated Inca culture.

INCLUDED ACTIVITIES:

  • Cusco city
  • Guided sacred Valley Tour (Pisaq, Urubamba and Ollantaytambo) – Cusco.
  • Escorted Inca trail to Machu Picchu – Cusco.
  • Guided Machu Picchu tour – Cusco
  • Free time within Machu Picchu
  • Lake Titicaca Tour (Uros, Takile and Amantani) – Puno.
  • Colca Canyon Tour (Chivay and “Cruz del condor”) – Arequipa.

TOUR FACTS AND FEATURES

TOUR TIMING12 days and 11 nights.
STARTING POINTCusco Airport.
ENDING POINTArequipa Hotel.
TYPE OF TOURTrekking and Cultural.
TRANSPORTBus, train, trekking and motor boat
DIFFICULTY:Does involve some narrow trails, so sturdy footwear is required to help you enjoy it fully.
TRAIN OPTIONS: Expedition Option: This is the cheapest, but still a very comfortable way of getting to Machu Picchu.
VISTADOME OPTIONVistadome train is faster, has snack-service, bigger windows and is generally a more comfortable experience; if you prefer this service, please the let us know at the booking time (Extra US$30pp).
HOTEL OPTIONSWe use 3-star hotels if you would like higher level, please let us know.
MY OWN ROOM:If you are a single traveler and would prefer to have your own single room throughout this trip, please be sure to advise us during the online booking process (Extra US$ 25 per person and per night).
ALTITUDE ON THE INCA TRAILFrom 2,750 m to 4,200 m
TEMPERATURES:From minus 4ºC to 28ºC

BRIEF ITINERARY

Day 1: Cusco

  • Arrival to Cusco at any time; today, there is a not planet activity.
  • Our staff will meet you at the airport and transfer you to the designated hotel.
  • Enjoy the city; optionally you can do the guided city tour from 01:30 p.m to 06:30 p.m.

DAY 2: Sacred Valley Tour

  • The tour begins at 08:30 a.m.
  • After breakfast, we’ll travel in our tourist bus to the town of Pisac where the Sacred Valley starts.
  •  Visit the Inca ruins of Pisac and the Inca Fortress of Ollantaytambo.
  • Visit the traditional market of Pisac.
  • Overnight in the picturesque town of Ollantaytambo.

DAY 3-4-5-6: Inca Trail

  • Breakfast in the hotel.
  • One-hour travel by bus to Pisqhakucho known as the km 82.
  • Hike 45km through the Andes and the cloud forest.
  • Visit the Inca ruins along the trail.
  • The last day of the Inca trail we’ll begin very early to arrive in time for the sunrise over Machu Picchu.

NOTE: The passengers who are not able or interested in the Inca Trail to Machu Picchu for spending 2 days in Cusco, and then you’ll travel by train to the town of “Aguas Calientes”, and the next morning, you take the bus to Machu Picchu entrance and join the group for Machu Picchu tour. If you decide to do not make the trek, we need to know prior to your departure in order to obtain train tickets.

Day 7: Puno

  • Breakfast in the hotel.
  • At 07:30 a.m, we’ll take the tourist bus to Puno.
  • Along the route, we’ll visit important places like: Andahuaylillas, Raqchi, la raya, pucara, etc.
  • Arrival to Puno at 04:30 p.m approx.  and transfer to the designated hotel.

Day 8 – 9: Arequipa

  • Breakfast in the hotel.
  • At 07:30 a.m. We’ll head to the port.
  • Travel by motorized canoe through the Titicaca Lake.
  • Visit Uros, takile and Amantani Island.
  • Overnight at Amantani Island where the local families have conditioned lodges.
  • In the evening, we’ll take a bus to Arequipa.
  • Transfer to the designated hotel.

Days 10 – 11: Colca Canyon

  • The tour begins at 09:00 a.m
  • We’ll take our tourist bus and travel to Chivay; a small village located at the beginning of the “Valle de Volcanes”.
  • Enjoy the Natural hot springs.
  • Visit the deepest part of the Canyon.
  • See the Condors overflying the canyon.
  • Return to Arequipa.

Day 12: Departure from Arequipa

  • We’ll leave Arequipa at any time.

Detailed Itenerary

DAY TO DAY ITINERARY

Day 1: Arrival to Cusco

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The city of Cusco – Inca Trail Peru

“Inca Trail Peru” starts once you arrive to Cusco; arrive here at any time; however, we must know your fly details for the reception; we will meet you at the airport and transfer to the designated hotel where you will a briefing about Cusco and complete review of your tour itinerary. Enjoy the city (optional city tour in the afternoon from 01:30 p.m to 06:30 p.m).

The City of Cusco is located at 3,400 m above sea level, in a fertile alluvial valley fed by several rivers in the heart of the Central Peruvian Andes of South America. Under the rule of Inca Pachacutek (Tito Cusi Inca Yupanqui), in the 15th century, the city was redesigned and remodeled after a pre-Inca occupation process of over 3,000 years, and became the capital of the Tahuantinsuyo Inca Empire, which covered much of the South American Andes between the 15th and 16th centuries AD.

The Imperial city of the Incas was developed as a complex urban centre with distinct religious and administrative functions which were perfectly defined, distributed and organized. The religious and government buildings were accompanied by the exclusive abodes for royal families, forming an unprecedented symbolic urban compound, which shows a stone construction technology with exceptional aesthetic and structural properties, such as the Temple of the Sun or Qoricancha, the Aqllahuasi, the Sunturcancha, the Kusicancha and a series of very finely finished buildings that shape the Inca compound as an indivisible unity of Inca urbanism.

DAY 2: Sacred Valley of the Incas

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The Sacred valley of the Incas – Inca Trail Peru

Today the tour begins at 08:30 a.m once we’ll pick you up from the hotel and travel toward through the Andes toward the Sacred Valley of the Incas which was an important cradle of food for the Incas, the Sacred Valley is a lush of agricultural region that continues to supply the city of Cusco with much of its production especially with corn and vegetables. We’ll visit the extraordinary Pisac Inca ruins and the traditional and colourful artisan market where you can purchase some handicrafts directly from the producers.

The day trip finishes in the picturesque village of Ollantaytambo, we will also visit the Ollantaytambo Inca fortress that is known as the best surviving example of Inca urban planning and engineering; Ollantaytambo is admired for its huge steep terraces guarding the Inca Fortress and for being one of the few places where the Spaniards lost a major battle during the conquest. We’ll spend the night in this small town before heading out for Inca Trail trek the next morning.

Explore Pisaq

Pisac is a Peruvian village located at the beginning of the Sacred Valley, in the bank of the Willkanuta River. The village is well known for its local and picturesque daily market.

Pisaq is perhaps best known for its Incan ruins, known as Inca Písac, which lie atop a hill at the entrance to the valley. The ruins are separated along the ridge into four groups: P’isaqa, Inti Watana, Qalla Q’asa, and Kinchiraqay. Inti Watana group includes the Temple of the Sun, baths, altars, water fountains, a ceremonial platform, and an inti watana, a volcanic outcrop carved into a “hitching post for the Sun” (or Inti). The angles of its base suggest that it served to define the changes of the seasons. Qalla Q’asa, which is built onto a natural spur and overlooks the valley, is known as the citadel.

The Inca constructed agricultural terraces on the steep hillside, which are still in use today. They created the terraces by hauling richer topsoil by hand from the lower lands. The terraces enabled the production of surplus food, more than would normally be possible at altitudes as high as 11,000 feet.

Explore Ollantaytambo

Ollantaytambo is a town and an Inca archaeological site located in the heart of the sacred Valley in Peru ; some 60 kilometers northwest of the city of Cusco. During the Inca Empire, Ollantaytambo was the royal estate of Emperor Pachacuti who conquered the region, built the town and a ceremonial center. At the time of the Spanish conquest of Peru it served as a stronghold for Manco Inca Yupanqui, leader of the Inca resistance. Nowadays it is an important tourist attraction on account of its Inca buildings and as one of the most common starting points for the four-day, three-night hike known as the Inca Trail.

DAYS 3-4-5-6: Inca Trail to Machu Picchu

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Inca Trail Peru

Enjoy your breakfast in the hotel, then we’ll take our tourist bus for one hour to Pisqhak’ucho known as the Km 82 where we’ll start the 4-day Inca Trail to Machu Picchu that is physically challenging but worthy; The Inca Trail is a 45 kms of distance, with 2 high passes to be crossed, one of which reaches an elevation of 4,200 masl (Dead woman pass) and  the other of 4,000m (Runku pass).

Inca trail is often steep, and it may rain even during the dry season. Temperatures change constantly: during the day is dry hot (18°C to 26°C) and at night may fall below zero, so it is important to come prepared. We’ll make the trek at the zone named Pisqhakucho known as the km 82 located at 2,750 masl; the Porters will carry the majority of the gear for the trek in duffel bags that we provide, so those passengers doing the trek only carry a small daypack with water, rain gear, snacks, a camera, etc. We will pass several Inca ruins, the first of which is Llactapata (up city); pata wasi (up house), Runkuraqhay (round balcony); Sayacmarka (inaccessible town); Phuyupatamarka (town over the cloud) and Wiñayhuayna  (young forever).

The Inca Trail to Machu Picchu goes through beautiful scenery like: cloud forest, over the mountains, through high Andean Valleys, etc. On the final day of the trek, we’ll climb the steps to the Sun Gate overlooking the peaks that surround Machu Picchu. Machu Picchu was discovered by Mr. Hiram Bingham at 1911 and he assured that he found the famous Vilcabamba.

NOTE:

The passengers who are not able or nor interested in the Inca trail to Machu Picchu for spending 2 days in Cusco, and then you travel by train to the town of “Aguas Calientes”, and the next morning, you’ll take the bus to Machu Picchu entrance and join the group for Machu Picchu tour. If you decide not to do the trek, we’ll need to know prior to your departure in order to obtain train tickets.

INCA TRAIL DETAILS

Day 1 of the Inca Trail
  • Departure from Ollantaytambo by tourist bus to km 82 where the hike will begin.
  • Trek from the starting point Km 82 to Wayllambamba
  • Minimum Altitude: 2,750 masl (beginning point)
  • Maximum Altitude: 3,000 masl (Campsite)
  • Approximate distance: 11km
  • Estimated hiking time: 5-6 hrs
Day 2 of the Inca Trail
  • Start early to climb the long steep path to Warmiwañusca pass, better known as Dead Woman’s Pass.
  • Trek from Wayllabamba to Paqaymayo
  • Minimum Altitude: 3,000 masl (beginning point)
  • Maximum Altitude: 4,200 masl (Dead Woman’s Pass)
  • Approximate distance: 11km
  • Estimated hiking time: 7-8 hrs
Day 3 of the Inca Trail:
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    The lost city of the Incas – Machu Picchu – Inca Trail Peru

    Today, we’ll cross two more passes and more ruins along the way.

  • Trek from Paqaymayo to Wiñaywayna
  • Minimum Altitude: 3,600 masl (beginning point)
  • Maximum Altitude: 2,600 masl (campsite)
  • Approximate distance: 18km
  • Estimated hiking time: 8 – 9 hrs
Day 4 of the Inca Trail:
  • The final day of the hike starts at the pre-dawn to reach the Sun Gate before the sun rises.
  • Trek from Wiñaywayna to Intipunku (Sun Gate)
  • Minimum Altitude: 2,400 masl (Machu Picchu)
  • Maximum Altitude: 4,200 masl (Inti Punku or Sun gate)
  • Approximate distance: 5km
  • Estimated hiking time: 2 hrs.

The campsite can change due to the availability.

Day 7: Cusco to Puno

Today will be a fantastic journey through the high “altiplano”. We’ll visit interesting places and stop along volcanic hot springs. We will arrive in the afternoon at Puno, a small city located at the banks of the highest navigable lake of the world.

Days 8 – 9: Tour to Lake Titicaca & Bus to Arequipa

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The Uros island in Puno – Inca Trail Peru

After breakfast in the hotel, we’ll head to the port of the lake and board our comfortable and fully equipped, speed boat to explore the floating Island of Uros which is built with Totora that grows in the shallows of the lake; The Uros began their unusual floating existence centuries ago in an effort to isolate themselves from the Qollas and Inca tribes. Sadly, the Uros language has died out, and today the islanders speak Aymara due to intermarriage with Aymara-speaking clans. Then, we’ll visit Taquile Island with unique culture style of dress and lifestyle make for a memorable visit.

The men of the community do all the knitting, as this is strictly a male domain, while the women do the spinning. High quality, locally knitted goods are available for purchase at various cooperatives on the island; we share their conditioned house one night and the next day, we’ll return to Puno arriving there in the afternoon and in evening we’ll take a 6-hour bus to Arequipa and have accommodation in the hotel.

Explore the Lake Titicaca

The Lake Titicaca is a large, deep lake in the Andes on the border of Peru and Bolivia. By volume of water, it is the largest lake in South America. It is often called the highest navigable lake in the world, with a surface elevation of 3,812 metres (12,507 ft).

The lake is located at the northern end of the endorheic Altiplano basin high in the Andes on the border of Peru and Bolivia. The western part of the lake lies within the Puno Region of Peru, and the eastern side is located in the Bolivian La Paz Department.
Five major river systems feed into Lake Titicaca. In order of their relative flow volumes these are Ramis, Coata, Ilave, Huancané, and Suchez. More than twenty other smaller streams empty into Titicaca, and the lake has 41 islands, some of which are densely populated.

Days 10 – 11: Colca Canyon tour

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The Colca canyon – Inca Trail Peru

Breakfast in the hotel. The Tour to Colca Canyon begins at 08:30 a.m once we pick you up from the hotel and then travel through the high Andes toward the small and picturesque village of Chivay where there is a magnificent natural hot spring Chivay is located at the entrance of the Canyon. The next day, early in the morning, we’ll continue the tour toward LA CRUZ DEL CONDOR, considered as the best place to enjoy the world’s deepest canyon and view the majestic condors over flying the canyon; then, we’ll return to Arequipa arriving there in the afternoon.

Arequipa city maintains a traditional colonial style and more laid back pace in comparison with the capital – Lima. Arequipa is located at 2,350 m above sea level and surrounded by the Andes Mountains several of them are volcanic like: Misti, Chachani, Ampato, etc. The city was built from a very light colored volcanic rock called sillar.

Explore the Colca Canyon

The Colca Canyon is the deepest canyon of the Peru, located about 100 miles (160 kilometers) northwest of Arequipa. It is Peru’s third most-visited tourist destination with about 120,000 visitors annually. With a depth of 10,725 ft (3,270 m), it is one of the deepest in the world, second in Peru after the Cotahuasi Canyon and more than twice as deep as the Grand Canyon in the United States. The Colca canyon is a colorful Andean valley with pre-Inca roots, and towns founded in Spanish colonial times, still inhabited by people of the Collagua and the Cabana cultures. The local people maintain their ancestral traditions and continue to cultivate the pre-Inca stepped terraces.

Day 12: Departure from Arequipa

Departure from Arequipa at any time.

Featured Hotels

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Hotel for Inca Trail Peru

Cusco – Hotel Prisma

Hotel Prisma is a Gaudiany styled building, constructed by the famous architect Fernando de la Jara. It is located very near from the main square (Plaza de Armas), churches and the most important Inka monuments. Hotel Prisma is considered one of the best hotel in Cusco.

Puno -Conde de Lemos

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Hotel for Inca Trail Peru

Conde de Lemos Hotel is a pleasure for us to present a space of a great tranquility, hospitality and a comfortable hotel structure specially created for you to make your staying an unforgettable one. Conde de Lemos Hotel is one of the comfortable and cheapest hotel in Puno.

Arequipa –

Hotel for Inca Trail Peru
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La Casa de mi Abuela Hostel

“La Casa de mi Abuela” is located in Arequipa, “the White city”,  just six blocks from the Main square and is in  an area greater than 3,500 m2, one of the most traditional and recommended hostels in our city. For several decades our hotel has been harboring our tourist friends in environments surrounded by gardens, enjoying the songs of local birds, and the peace and quiet that our guests deserve.

Price Info

PRICE INFORMATION:

TYPR OF TRAIN PRICE PER PERSON
Expedition classUS$ 1,390
Vistadome classUS$ 1,420
Hiram Bimgham class

INCA TRAIL PERU INCLUDES

All necessary things for Inca Trail Peru:

  • TRANSPORTATION: All scheduled transportation; all transfers. We’ll travel by bus, train and motorized canoe
  • ENTRANCE FEES: For all the visited tourist places (Entrance to the hot spring are not included US$ 3 pp).
  • MEALS: All Breakfasts in the hotels and en route: on the Inca Trail 3 breakfasts, 3 hot lunches, 3 hot dinners prepared by our professional chef. Meals include pancakes, omelets, soups, fresh fruits, avocado, pasta, chicken, fish, meat, rice, all rich in carbohydrates and suitable for trekking; hot drinks including coca leaf tea which is excellent for adjusting to the altitude. Teatime everyday (tea, coffee, biscuits, popcorn). We offer a vegetarian menu option if you request.
  • GUIDE & PORTERS: Licensed bilingual official Tour Guide; 2 guides over 8 people. Porters will carry both your personal items (6kg) in duffel bags (provided by Sunrise) and the camping equipment for the Inca trail. You must carry your day-to-day packing such as your camera, snacks and some drinkable water.
  • CAMPING EQUIPMENT: We provide brand new 4 season four people capacity tents for two people, Thermal-a-rest, dinning room tent, kitchen tent, toilet tent, seats, tables, tent for the guides, tent for the porters, kitchen gear and backpacks, warm clothes and life insurance for the porters.
  • ACCOMMODATIONS: 7 nights ***hotel, 1 night with a local family and 3 nights in camping tents.
  • OTHERS ITEMS: Local guide available for permanent assistance, first-aid kit, oxygen bottle.

EXCLUDED

MEALS: All Lunchs and dinners except on the Inca trail. You should consider a budget from US$15 to US$35 for each meal in an average restaurant. We will assist you with all local matters.
SLEEPING BAG: You can rent it from us for US$20 for the entire Inca Trail Trek.
ENTRANCE to the thermal baths: US$ 3
AIRPORT Taxes and tips for the staff.

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Inca Trail Adventure 10 Days

July 4th, 2017 | ROUTES | 1 Comment

Inca Trail Adventure is a power package of nature and culture. It takes you through the diverse terrain to cater your hunger for mountains and high altitude landscapes. It is an extended version of Inca trail Trek that showers you with diverse natural beauty in its own pristine attire. The adventure of crossing the high altitude passes, jumping by the rivers, walking through the lush forests and warm farmlands, nothing could be more heart whelming. The ten-day Inca Trail Adventure is not easy but not tough either. It is a moderate kind of trek that requires a bit of endurance for long walks in the high altitude regions.

Our Inca Trail Adventure is the most picturesque trips in South America; it takes you to hike the 45 km of the Inca trail that follows the original ancient Inca path that leads to Machu Picchu. The Inca Trail Adventure begins in the historical city of Cusco where you will explore the nearby Inca ruins; then, you’ll travel over the mountains toward the Sacred Valley of the Incas; spend one night in the picturesque town of Ollantaytambo; where you’ll have the choice to purchase some items for the trek.

The following day, you’ll start the lifetime trek to Machu Picchu. On the Inca trail everyone takes his own speed. The Inca trail involves 45 km of distance and three high passes to cross over; the highest of which reach up to 4,200masl. After the Inca Trail, you’ll have one day free in the city of Cusco then travel by airplane to Puerto Maldonado and explore the Amazon jungle.

Get ready for mountains, lakes, glaciers and amazon jungle. Explore some of South America’s grandest scenery and take advantage of the countless activities available on this adventure lodging and camping tour

Overview

Inca Trail Adventure is a wonderful tour where you’ll visit the Andes and the Amazon Jungle in Peru.

Ten-day Inca Trail Adventure offers an exciting combination of beauty and contrasts in scenery: cultures, Tradition and wildlife; you will visit the enchanting sites of the Sacred Valley of the Incas; before you climb the ancient Trail of the Incas to Machu Picchu, situated in the Andes of Peru. And then, you will explore the lowlands of the Amazon Jungle in Puerto Maldonado.

We run our own treks, so we can ensure the fair treatment of our porters, the quality of food and equipment so that you are free to enjoy the beauty of the region. Inca Trail Adventure includes walk and raft in a motor canoe; watch wildlife in the National park of Machu Picchu and the scenic ecological reserve of Eco-Amazonia in “Puerto Maldonado”. See Mount. “Veronica” and “Salcantay”, the highest peak in the “Vilcabamba” mountain range. This 10-day Inca Trail Adventure tour is one great big adventure, so what are you waiting for?

ASSURED DEPARTURES

 Inca Trail Adventure

All departure dates for Inca Trail Adventure are 100% guaranteed so once you’ve booked and paid your deposit you’re going. Please check our website for our latest range of departure dates for Inca Trail Adventure.

INCLUDED ACTIVITIES

  • The city of Cusco
  • Sacred Valley of the Incas.
  • Inca Trail to Machu Picchu.
  • Machu Picchu tour
  • Jungle Trip – Puerto Maldonado.

TRIP AT A GLANCE

  • our Inming: 10 days and 9 nights.
  • Starting Point: Cusco Airport
  • Ending Point: Puerto Maldonado Airport
  • Type of Tour: Trekking and Cultural.
  • Transport: Train, trekking; airplane and bus.
  • My Own Room: If you are a single traveler and would prefer to have your own single room throughout this trip, please be sure to advise us during the online booking process (Extra US$ 25 per person – per night).
  • When to go: The best time to visit is April through October, it’s the busy season (especially June to August), but it’s also the dry season.
  • Altitude on the Inca Trail: 2,750 m to 4,200 m
  • Difficulty for the Inca Trail: The trek is rated moderate; any reasonably fit person should be able to cover the route.
  • Temperatures: From minus 4ºC to 28ºC.

BRIEF ITINERARY

DAY 1: Cusco

  • Arrival to Cusco at any time.
  • Our staff will meet you in the airport and transfer you to the designated hotel.
  • Free afternoon. Optional guided city tour from 01:30 p.m to 06:30 p.m.

DAY 2: Sacred Valley of the Incas

  • The tour begins at 08:30 a.m.
  • Travel toward Pisac and visit the Inca terraces and the traditional market.
  • Visit the Inca Fortress at Ollantaytambo and walk through the original Inca streets.

DAYS 3-4-5-6: Inca Trail to Machu Picchu

  • Breakfasts in the hotel.
  • Travel one hour to Pisqhakucho or km. 82.
  • Hike 45 km of distance with three high passes.
  • The last day, we’ll start very early to see the sunrise over Machu Picchu.
  • Enjoy 2–3 hours of tour within Machu Picchu after what you’ll have free time to explore alone.
  • In the afternoon, we will return to Ollantaytambo by train; transfer to Cusco hotel.

DAY 7: Cusco

  • You can rets or take other optional tour

DAYS 8-9: Puerto Maldonado

  • After breakfast in the hotel, we’ll transfer you to the airport.
  • Flight 45 minutes from Cusco to Puerto Maldonado.
  • Explore the Amazon jungle with a local guide.
  • See the monkey island and the deepest of the Amazon jungle.

DAY 10: Departure from Cusco

  • Breakfast in the Jungle Lodge.
  • Return to Puerto Maldonado airport and then flight to Cusco or Lima; its sublets to your itinerary.

Program

DEATAILED PROGRAM

DAY 1: Arrive to Cusco

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The city of Cusco – Inca Trail Adventure

The “Inca Trail Adventure” starts once you arrive to Cusco at any time; however, we must know your flight details; our staff will meet you at the airport and transfer you to the designated hotel. Enjoy the city (optional guided city tour in the afternoon from 01:30 p.m to 06:30 p.m). Cusco is the continent’s oldest continuously inhabited city.

The city of Cusco attracts travellers who come not just to visit a unique destination but also to experience an age-old culture very different from their 20th century way of life; this lovely Inca and colonial town offers much to the visitor with its nearby ruins, cobble-stoned streets, museums, churches and lively atmosphere.

Among the more adventurous optional activities available in Cusco are: city tour around archaeological sites such as Sacsayhuaman, Qenqo, Tambomachay and Puca Pucara; white water rafting on Urubamba River; and mountain bike down to the Sacred Valley of the Incas; There are several good museums in Cusco like: the Archaeological Museum, Art Museum, the Regional History Museum and the Religious Art Museum. The city of Cusco is situated in the Peruvian Andes at 3,400 masl. Cusco developed, under the Inca ruler Inca Pachakutec, into a complex urban centre with distinct religious and administrative functions.

In the time of the Incas, Cusco was surrounded by clearly delineated areas for agricultural, artisan and industrial production. When the Spaniards conquered it in the 16th century, they preserved the basic structure but built Baroque churches and palaces over the ruins of the Inca city.

DAY 2: Sacred Valley of the Incas

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The sacred valley of the Incas – Inca Trail Adventure

Today the tour begins at 08:30 a.m once we’ll pick you up from the hotel and travel toward through the Andes toward the Sacred Valley of the Incas which was an important cradle of food for the Incas, the Sacred Valley is a lush of agricultural region that continues to supply the city of Cusco with much of its production especially with corn and vegetables. We’ll visit the extraordinary Pisac Inca ruins and the traditional and colourful artisan market where you can purchase some handicrafts directly from the producers.

Visit Pisaq

Pisac is a Peruvian village located at the beginning of the Sacred Valley, in the bank of the Willkanuta River, it is a well known for its local and picturesque daily market.

The area is perhaps best known for its Incan ruins, known as Inca Písac, which lie atop a hill at the entrance to the valley. Pisaq Inca ruins are separated along the ridge into four groups: P’isaqa, Inti Watana, Qalla Q’asa, and Kinchiraqay. Inti Watana group includes the Temple of the Sun, baths, altars, water fountains, a ceremonial platform, and an inti watana, a volcanic outcrop carved into a “hitching post for the Sun” (or Inti). The angles of its base suggest that it served to define the changes of the seasons. Qalla Q’asa, which is built onto a natural spur and overlooks the valley, is known as the citadel.

The Inca constructed agricultural terraces on the steep hillside, which are still in use today. They created the terraces by hauling richer topsoil by hand from the lower lands. The terraces enabled the production of surplus food, more than would normally be possible at altitudes as high as 11,000 feet.

Visit Ollantaytambo

Ollantaytambo is a town and an Inca archaeological site located in the heart of the sacred Valley in Peru ; some 60 kilometers northwest of the city of Cusco. During the Inca Empire, Ollantaytambo was the royal estate of Emperor Pachacuti who conquered the region, built the town and a ceremonial center. At the time of the Spanish conquest of Peru it served as a stronghold for Manco Inca Yupanqui, leader of the Inca resistance. Nowadays it is an important tourist attraction on account of its Inca buildings and as one of the most common starting points for the four-day, three-night hike known as the Inca Trail.

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DAYS 3-4-5-6: Inca Trail to Machu Picchu

Inca Trail Adventure

Inca Trail Adventure

Enjoy your breakfast in the hotel, then we’ll take our tourist bus for one hour to Pisqhak’ucho known as the Km 82 where we’ll start the 4-day Inca Trail to Machu Picchu that is physically challenging but worthy; Inca Trail is a 45 kms of distance, with 2 high passes to be crossed, one of which reaches an elevation of 4,200 masl (Dead woman pass) and  the other of 4,000m (Runku pass);

The Inca trail is often steep, and it may rain even during the dry season. The temperatures change constantly: during the day is dry hot (18°C to 26°C) and at night may fall below zero, so it is important to come prepared. We’ll start the trek at the zone named Pisqhakucho known as the km 82 located at 2,750 masl; the Porters will carry the majority of the gear in duffel bags that we provide; so those passengers doing the trek only carry a small daypack with water, rain gear, snacks, a camera, etc. We will pass several Inca ruins like: Llactapata (up city); pata wasi (up house), Runkuraqhay (round balcony); Sayacmarka (inaccessible town); Phuyupatamarka (town over the cloud) and Wiñayhuayna  (young forever).

The Inca Trail to Machu Picchu goes through beautiful scenery like: cloud forest, over the mountains, through high Andean Valleys, etc. On the final day of the trek, we’ll climb the steps to the Sun Gate overlooking the peaks that surround Machu Picchu. Machu Picchu was discovered by Mr. Hiram Bingham at 1911 and he assured that he found the famous Vilcabamba.

NOTE:

The passengers who are not able or nor interested in the Inca trail to Machu Picchu for spending 2 days in Cusco, and then you travel by train to the town of “Aguas Calientes”, and the next morning, you’ll take the bus to Machu Picchu entrance and join the group for Machu Picchu tour. If you decide not to do the trek, we’ll need to know prior to your departure in order to obtain train tickets.

INCA TRAIL DETAILS

Day 1 of the Inca Trail:
  • Departure from Ollantaytambo by tourist bus to km 82 where the hike begins.
  • Trek from the Starting point Km 82 to Wayllambamba
  • Minimum Altitude: 2,750 masl (beginning point)
  • Maximum Altitude: 3,000 masl (Campsite)
  • Approximate distance: 11km
  • Estimated hiking time: 5-6 hours
Day 2 of the Inca Trail:
  • Start early to climb the long steep path to Warmiwañusca, better known as Dead Woman’s Pass.
  • Trek from Wayllabamba to Paqaymayo
  • Minimum Altitude: 3,000 masl (beginning point)
  • Maximum Altitude: 4,200 masl (Dead Woman’s Pass)
  • Approximate distance: 11km
  • Estimated hiking time: 7-8 hours
Day 3 of the Inca Trail:
  • Today, we’ll cross two more passes and more ruins along the way.
  • Trek from Paqaymayo to Wiñaywayna
  • Minimum Altitude: 3,600 masl (beginning point)
  • Maximum Altitude: 2,600 masl (campsite)
  • Approximate distance: 18km
  • Estimated hiking time: 8 – 9 hours
 Inca Trail Adventure

Inca Trail Adventure and Machu picchu

Day 4 of the Inca Trail:
  • The final day of the hike starts pre-dawn to reach the Sun Gate before the sun rises.
  • Trek from Wiñaywayna to Intipunku (Sun Gate)
  • Minimum Altitude: 2,400 masl (Machu Picchu)
  • Maximum Altitude: 4,200 masl (Inti Punku or Sun gate)
  • Approximate distance: 5km
  • Estimated hiking time: 2 hours

DAY 7: Free day

Today is free day you can explore Cusco and enjoy coffee at the Main Square; or you can take extra tour like: whitewater rafting, horseback riding or mountain bike.

DAY 8-9: Jungle Trip – Puerto Maldonado

 Inca Trail Adventure

Ammazon jungle lodges – Inca Trail Adventure

After breakfast in the hotel our staff will transfer you to the airport and fly 45 minutes from Cusco to Puerto Maldonado, deep in the lowlands of the Amazon jungle; then travel 2 hours by motorized canoe to our lodge located near Madre de Dios River. Puerto Maldonado is the region’s principal city and is serviced by air from the capital and from Cusco.

The city of “Madre de Dios” is placed at the confluence of the Madre de Dios and Tambopata Rivers, and is booming tropical frontier town. Its principal activities are gold mining, agriculture and ecotourism. After a brief stop in the town, we’ll depart in an afternoon boat trip by motorized canoe to our jungle lodge where the lunch will be served. The lodge itself combines native architectural style and materials with low-impact eco-friendly technology.

Rooms are simple but comfortable, with mosquito netting, flush toilets, shower (no hot water). Here, you’ll have the opportunity to learn from them not only about the area’s rich flora and fauna, but also about their extensive practical uses for medicinal plants and other forest plant resources, through traditional techniques for building, fishing, and hunting.

AMAZON JUNGLE DETAILS

Day 1 of the Amazon Jungle:
  • Departure from Cusco by airplane to Puerto Maldonado then by motor canoe to our jungle lodge where the expedition begins.
  • Once you arrive to our loge enjoy a lunch with local products.
  • In the afternoon, we’ll visit the monkey island
  • Overnight in the lodge.
Day 2 of the Amazon Jungle:
  • Breakfast in the lodge
  • 30 minute-travel by motor canoe and then hike in the jungle
  • Late lunch in the lodge
  • In the evening explore the river to see caimans

DAY 10: Departure from Puerto Maldonado.

After your breakfast in the lodge, we will return to Puerto Maldonado and fly back to Cusco; if you prefer you can fly back to Lima.

Price

PRICE INFORMATION:

TYPR OF TRAIN PRICE PER PERSON
Expedition classUS$ 1,590
Vistadome classUS$ 1,620
Hiram Bimgham class

Lacation

Inca Trail Adventure Location

Inca Trail Adventure

INCA TRAIL ADVENTURE INCLUDES

  • All necessary things for Inca Trail Adventure:
  • TRANSPORTATION.– transfer in/out airport/hotel/airport, private bus for the Sacred Valley tour, transfer from Ollantaytambo to km 82 starting point of the Inca trail, bus down from Machu Picchu to the town of “Aguas Calientes”, tourist train expedition class from “Aguas Calientes” to Ollantaytambo and transfer to Cusco hotel, round trip flight tickets from Cusco to Puerto Maldonado.
  • ENTRANCE FEE: For the Sacred Valley tour, Inca Trail and Machu Picchu.
  • MEALS: All breakfasts in the hotels, as well the meals in the jungle lodge and delicious meals on the Inca trail. 3 breakfasts, 3 lunches, 3 dinners, 3 afternoon teas, we always offer a vegetarian option upon request, and we provide available boiled water each morning for your water bottles.
  • GUIDE & PORTERS: Licensed bilingual tour guide (2 guides over 8 people), porters who will carry your personal items (6kg) in duffel bags that we provide and camping equipment for the Inca Trail; you must carry your daypack; local guide for the jungle trip.

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  • CAMPING EQUIPMENT: we provide brand new 4 season four people capacity tents for two people, therm-a-rest, dinning room tent, kitchen tent, toilet tent, seats, tables, tent for the guides and porters, kitchen gear and backpacks, warm clothes and life insurance for the porters.
  • ACCOMMODATIONS: room with two beds: 4 nights in ***hotel, if you would like a private room there is an additional cost of us$25.00 per night; 3 nights in camping tents, 2 nights in jungle lodge.
  • OTHERS ITEMS: Local guide for permanent assistance, first aid kit, oxygen bottle.

EXCLUDED

  • Lunch and dinner while you stay in the city of Cusco and the town of “Aguas Calientes” (Machu Picchu); you must consider a budget from US$15 to US$25 for each meal.
  • Sleeping Bag: Can be rented in our office for US $20 for the entire trek.
  • Airport taxes and tips for the staff.
  • Reservations facts
  • Guides & Porters
  • Inca trail Tips

Machu Picchu Inca Trail 11D

July 4th, 2017 | ROUTES | 1 Comment

Machu Picchu Inca Trail is a unique trekking route where you’ll hike through pristine, unspoilt Andean scenery. On the trail, you just carry a daypack and explore the mysterious Inca ruins located along the trail. Inca Trail requires a good level of fitness but with a little pre-tour training it should be well within the capabilities of anyone who is reasonably fit. Our Machu Picchu Inca Trail is a 11-day tour in the southern part of Peru; begins in the historical city of Cusco; then, you’ll travel through the Sacred Valley of the Incas; spend one night in the picturesque town of Ollantaytambo; then continue on the short or the two-day trek to Machu Picchu; which brings your through the Andes and the cloud forest.

This wonderful Machu Picchu Inca Trail also takes you to explore the deepest of the Amazon Jungle in Puerto Maldonado and visit the islander in the Lake Titicaca with overnight in one of the Amantani Island.

At Machu Picchu Inca Trail you’ll experience the magnificence of three majestic regions of Peru: Cusco, Puerto Maldonado and Puno; all at once.  “Sunrise Peru trek” offers a package designed to endeavor the attractions of three Peruvian regions namely Machu Picchu Inca Trail in a single tour. During the Machu Picchu Inca Trail we include hotels of 3-stars category located near the main square which give you an easy access to most of the tourist facilities like: restaurants, coffee shops, and more.

Machu Picchu Inca Trail

Machu Picchu Inca Trail is package that takes you to vidit the Lake Titicaca in the region of Puno

Overview

Machu Picchu Inca Trail is a wonderful tour that shows the southern part of Peru; includes the short Inca Trail to Machu Picchu; Amazon Jungle Trip and Lake Titicaca Tour.

11-day Machu Picchu Inca Trail was set up to show you awesome mountain scenery and wonderful journey through the historical, cultural and natural treasures of an amazing Country; it’s perfect fit for time-crunched travellers desperate to conquer South America in grand style. Visit the incredible sacred valley of the Incas before trek the Short Inca Trail to Machu Picchu; explore the lowlands of the Amazon Jungle and visit the Uros, Takile and Amantani Island in the highest navigable lake of the world – Titicaca. In this tour you’ll join to our group where you’ll meet friend from different countries and different thinking. You also can travel privately.

INCLUDED ACTIVITIES

  • Cusco city
  • Sacred Valley of the Incas.
  • Short Inca trail to Machu Picchu.
  • Jungle Trip – Puerto Maldonado.
  • Lake Titicaca – Puno.

TRIP AT A GLANCE

  • Tour Timing: 11 days and 10 nights.
  • Starting Point: Cusco Airport
  • Ending Point: Puno Hotel
  • Type of Tour: Trekking and Cultural.
  • Transport: Train, trekking; airplane and bus.
  • My Own Room: If you are a single traveler and would prefer to have your own single room throughout this trip, please be sure to advise us during the online booking process (Extra US$ 25 per person – per night).
  • When to go: The best time to visit is April through October, it’s the busy season (especially June to August), but it’s also the dry season.
  • Altitude: 2,100m to 2,700m
  • Difficulty: The trek is rated moderate; any reasonably fit person should be able to cover the route.
  • Inca Trail Permits: Yes, required. 500 permits are issued daily. In the peak season, the trail is booked months in advance

BRIEF ITINERARY

DAY 1: Cusco

  • Arrival to Cusco at any time.
    Transfer to the designated hotel.
    Optional: Guided city tour in the afternoon from 01:30 p.m to 06:30 p.m

DAY 2: Sacred Valley of the Incas

  • The tour begins at 08:30 a.m.
  • We’ll visit the Inca ruins of Pisac and the traditional market.
  • We’ll stop at Urubamba for lunch
  • In the afternoon, we’ll visit the Inca ruins of Ollantaytambo.
  • You’ll have overnight in the picturesque town of Ollantaytambo.

DAYS 3-4: Machu Picchu

  • At 06:30 a.m, we’ll take the train for 1 hour and 45 min to Chachabamba or km. 104.
  • Trek for 6-7 hours a distance of 11km from which 8 are gradually up and 2 are down to Machu Picchu.
  • Enjoy the sunrise over Machu Picchu.
  • Explore Machu Picchu with a professional guide for 2 – 3 hours.
  • Enjoy your free time within Machu Picchu

DAYS 5 – 7: Amazon Jungle

  • After breakfast, we’ll transfer you to the airport.
  • 45 minute-flight to Puerto Maldonado.
  • Travel for two hours by motorized canoe to the Jungle lodge; accommodation.
  • Explore the Amazon Jungle with a local Guide.
  • Return to Cusco and free afternoon.

DAY 8: Puno

  • After breakfast in the hotel at 07:30 a.m, we’ll leave by tourist bus toward Puno.
  • Visit the wonders along the route with a guide.
  • In the afternoon, we’ll arrive to Puno and transfer to the designated hotel.

DAYS 9 – 10: Lake Titicaca tour

  • After breakfast in the hotel, we’ll transfer at 07:00 a.m you the port.
  • Travel by motor canoe through the Lake Titicaca.
  • Visit the Uros and Takile Island.
  • Overnight at Amantani Island.
  • Return to Puno.

DAY 11: Departure Puno

  • Breakfast in the hotel.
  • Departure from Puno at any time.

The Program

DAY TO DAY

Our Machu Picchu Inca Trail have been prudently chosen to include the best night stops and highlights. However, as local and operational conditions may vary and unforeseen circumstances can arise, the following itinerary should be used as a guideline.

DAY 1: Arrive to Cusco

Machu Picchu Inca Trail

The city of Cusco – Machu Picchu Inca Trail

Arrival to Cusco at any time; however, we must know your flight details; we will meet you at the airport and transfer you the designated hotel. Enjoy the city (optional guided city tour in the afternoon from 01.30 p.m to 06:30 p.m). Cusco is the continent’s oldest continuously inhabited city, the city attracts travellers who come not just to visit a unique destination but also to experience an age-old culture very different from their 20th century way of life; this lovely colonial town offers much to the visitor with its nearby ruins, cobble-stoned streets, museums, churches and lively atmosphere.

Among the more adventurous optional activities available in Cusco are: city tour around archaeological sites such as Sacsayhuaman, Qenqo, Tambomachay and Puca Pucara; white water rafting on the Urubamba River; and mountain biking down to the Sacred Valley; There are several good museums in Cusco like: the Archaeological Museum, Art Museum, the Regional History Museum and the Religious Art Museum. Cusco is situated in the Southern part of Peru at 3,400 masl; near the Sacred Valley of the Incas and to 112 km from Machu Picchu.

DAY 2: Sacred Valley of the Incas

Machu Picchu Inca Trail

The Sacred valley – Machu Picchu Inca Trail Tour

Today the tour begins at 08:30 a.m once we’ll pick you up from the hotel and travel toward through the Andes toward the Sacred Valley of the Incas which was an important cradle of food for the Incas, the Sacred Valley is a lush of agricultural region that continues to supply the city of Cusco with much of its production especially with corn and vegetables. We’ll visit the extraordinary Pisac Inca ruins and the traditional and colourful artisan market where you can purchase some handicrafts directly from the producers.

The day trip finishes in the picturesque village of Ollantaytambo, we will also visit the Ollantaytambo Inca fortress that is known as the best surviving example of Inca urban planning and engineering; Ollantaytambo is admired for its huge steep terraces guarding the Inca Fortress and for being one of the few places where the Spaniards lost a major battle during the conquest. We’ll spend the night in this small town before heading out for Inca Trail trek the next morning.

DAYS 3-4: Short Inca Trail to Machu Picchu

Machu Picchu Inca Trail

Machu Picchu Inca Trail Tour in Peru

After breakfast in the hotel, we’ll head to the train station of Ollantaytambo and take the train for 1 hour and 45min to Chachabamba or Km 104 (starting point of the trek). Then, we’ll start to trek with gradual climb to Inti Punku or Sun gate overlooking the peaks that surround Machu Picchu, then we’ll descend to Machu Picchu and take the bus down to the town of “Aguas Calientes” and have accommodation in the hotel; along the trek, we will pass Wiñay Wayna (Young Forever) an impressive Inca ruins whit a grandiose terraced hillside site, with panoramic views of the valley.

On the next day, we’ll take the first bus up to Machu Picchu and explore it before the crowds arrive from Cusco at midday; after the tour, you’ll have free time to explore alone.

Machu Picchu was discovered by Mr. Hiram Bingham in 1911; it is not mentioned in any of the chronicles of XVI and XVII century of the Spanish “Conquistadores/Conquerors”.

INCA TRAIL DETAILS

Day 1 of the Inca Trail:
  • Departure from Ollantaytambo by tourist train to km 104 or Chachabamba where the hike begins.
  • Hike from Start point Km 104 to Machu Picchu.
  • Minimum Altitude: 2,100 masl (beginning point)
  • Maximum Altitude: 2,700 masl (Inti Punku or Sunget)
  • Approximate distance: 11km
  • Estimated hiking time: 5-6 hours.-
Day 2 of the Inca Trail:
  • Start early to take a bus for 25 minutes to Machu Picchu.
  • Travel by bus from “Aguas Calientes” to Machu Picchu.
  • Minimum Altitude: 2,000 masl (Town of “Aguas Calientes”)
  • Maximum Altitude: 2,400 masl (Machu Picchu)

DAYS 5-6: Amazon Jungle

Machu Picchu Inca Trail

The Amazon Jungle Tour – Machu Picchu Inca Trail

After breakfast, we’ll transfer you to the airport and fly 45 minutes from Cusco situated high in the Andes to Puerto Maldonado deep in the lowlands of the Amazon jungle; then, we’ll travel 2 hours by motorized canoe to our jungle lodge located near Madre de Dios River. Puerto Maldonado is the region’s principal city and is serviced by air from the capital and from Cusco.

The city of “Madre de Dios”  is placed at the confluence of the Madre de Dios and Tambopata Rivers, and is booming tropical frontier town. Its principal activities are gold mining, agriculture and ecotourism. After a brief stop in the town, we’ll depart on an afternoon boat trip by motorized canoe to our jungle lodge.

The lodge itself combines native architectural style and materials with low-impact eco-friendly technology. Rooms are simple but comfortable, with mosquito netting, flush toilets, shower (no hot water). Here, you’ll have the opportunity to learn from them not only about the area’s rich flora and fauna, but also about their extensive practical uses for medicinal plants and other forest plant resources, through traditional techniques for building, fishing, and hunting.

AMAZON JUNGLE DETAILS

Day 1: Amazon Jungle:
  • Departure from Cusco by airplane to Puerto Maldonado then by motor canoe to our jungle lodge where the expedition begins.
  • Upon arrival, we’ll enjoy a lunch with local products.
  • In the afternoon, we will visit the monkey island.
  • Overnight in the lodge.
Day 2:  Amazon Jungle:
  • Breakfast in the lodge.
  • 30-minute travel by motor canoe and then hike in the jungle.
  • Late lunch in the lodge.
  • In the evening, we’ll explore the river to see caimans.
Day 3:  Amazon Jungle:
  • Early breakfast in the lodge.
  • Return to Puerto Maldonado airport.
  • Take the airplane from Puerto Maldonado to Cusco.
  • Free afternoon in Cusco.

DAY 8: Puno

Today, we’ll travel by tourist bus from Cusco to Puno and enjoy spectacular views of the countryside the journey will be through the high “Altiplano”; during the trip, we will stop several times to visit interesting places as well for lunch.

DAYS 9-10: Lake Titicaca Tour

Machu Picchu Inca Trail

The island of the Lake Titicaca – Machu Picchu Inca trail tour

At 07:00 a.m, we’ll head to the port and board our comfortable and fully equipped, speed boat to explore the floating Island of Uros which is built with Totora that grows in the shallows of the lake; The Uros inhabitants, began their unusual floating existence centuries ago in an effort to isolate themselves from the Qollas and Inca tribes. Sadly, the Uros language has died out, and today the islanders speak Aymara due to intermarriage with Aymara-speaking clans.

We’ll visit Taquile Island with unique culture style of dress and lifestyle make for a memorable visit. The men of the community do all the knitting, as this is strictly a male domain, while the women do the spinning. High quality, locally knitted goods are available for purchase at various cooperatives on the island; we’ll share their conditioned house one night and the next day, we’ll return to Puno arriving there in the afternoon and have accommodation in the hotel.

DAY 11: Departure from Puno.

Breakfast in the hotel.
Departure from Puno at any time.

Price

PRICE INFORMATION:

TYPR OF TRAIN PRICE PER PERSON
Expedition classUS$ 1,580
Vistadome classUS$ 1,610
Hiram Bimgham class

After your guided tour at Machu Picchu

  • Walk the amazing Inca bridge trail after your tour, not necessary to book or pay any fee.
  • Explore to the Temple of the Condor and the Temple of the three windows.
  • Visit again the famous Intiwatana, the Inca calendar or sacred rock.
  • Explore the Sun temple or tower and the ceremonial altar on the middle top rock.
  • If your interest is climbing Huayna Pichhu please book and pay in advance. See the availability

Location

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MACHU PICCHU INCA TRAIL INCLUDES

  • All necessary things for Machu Picchu Inca Trail:
  • TRANSPORTATION: All scheduled transportation; all transfers, private bus for the Sacred Valley tour, tourist train from Ollantaytambo to km 104 (starting point of the hike), tourist train from “Aguas Calientes” to Ollantaytambo; Transfer to Cusco hotel; round-trip air tickets from Cusco to Puerto Maldonado; tourist bus from Cusco to Puno, motorized canoe for the Titicaca tour.
  • ENTRANCE FEE: For all the visited tourist places.
  • MEALS: All Breakfasts in the hotels; 1 lunch and 1 dinner on the Inca trail; and all meals in the lodge.
  • GUIDE: Licensed bilingual official Tour Guide;
  • ACCOMMODATIONS: 7 nights ***hotel, 2 nights jungle lodge and 1 night with a local family at Amantani Island.
  • OTHERS ITEMS: Local Guide available for permanent assistance, first-aid kit, oxygen bottle.

EXCLUDED

Explore Inca Trail to Machu Picchu 7 days

July 4th, 2017 | ROUTES | 1 Comment

Explore Inca Trail is an outstanding walking tour that shows you the most attractive parts of Peru. This tour begins in the city of Cusco; visit the Sacred Valley of the Incas and walk 45 km of inca Trail to Machu Picchu. On the Inca Trail, you will be welcomed by beautiful landscapes and filled with the energy of the stunning mountain scenery. Along the way, you will see unique vegetation including begonias, daisies and over 350 varieties of orchids.

Seven-day Explore Inca Trail is the most popular trekking package to Machu Picchu.  The tour package of Explore Inca Trail brings you to explore the shores of Andes and the Amazon. This tour offers an opportunity to explore the rich mingled cultural heritage of the Inca culture.

After getting prepared in Cusco at 3,400m, we take a drive to Pisqhakucu community to start the four day Inca Trail. The trekking route passes through less visited diverse Inca settlements, awesome mountains and lush forest to the lost city of the Incas – Machu Picchu. We take three-day hike over the mountains and cloud forest and one full-day explore Machu Picchu.

We ensure to have medical trained trekking guide with comprehensive first aid kid as safely back up. There will be enough trek crew to support and deal with any problems that may arise while on Explore Inca Trail. To make your trip Peru a hassle free we also provide some trek gear like sleeping bag, Camping tents, trek bag etc., as required for the use while on trek.

Explore Inca Trail to Machu Picchu

Trekkin to Machu Picchu in Peru – Explore Inca Trail to Machu Picchu

Overview

“Explore Inca Trail” to Machu Picchu is a wonderful program that offers you awesome landscapes and visit mysterious Inca temple including the stunning Machu Picchu.

This 7-day Explore Inca Trail in South America is a remarkable program which shows you the most attractive parts of Peru. Share the pioneering spirit of the early settlers as you follow Inca trade routes and discover the new wander of the world. Learn about Incas history, visit picturesque communities, featuring cosmopolitan cities, small country towns and picturesque landscapes.

INCLUDED ACTIVITIES:

  • Cusco City
  • Sacred Valley Tour 1D: Pisaq – Ollantaytambo
  • Inca Trail to Machu Picchu 4N/3N.
  • Machu Picchu tour
  • Free time within Machu Picchu

 ASSURED DEPARTURES

All departure dates for Explore Inca Trail are 100% guaranteed so once you’ve booked and paid your deposit you’re going. Please check our website for our latest range of departure dates for this trip.

FACTS AND FEATURES

  • Tour Timing: 7 days and 6 nights.
    Starting and Ending Point: Cusco Airport
  • Type of Tour: Trekking and Cultural.
  • Transport: Train, trekking and bus.
  • When to go: The best time to visit is April through October, it’s the busy season (especially June to August), but it’s also the dry season.
  • Altitude: 2,680 m/8,817ft to 4,200m/13,818 ft
  • Difficulty: The trek is rated moderate; any reasonably fit person should be able to cover the route.
  • Temperatures: From minus 4ºC to 28ºC
  • Inca Trail Permits: Yes, required. 500 permits are issued daily. In the peak season, the trail is booked months in advance.
  • Acclimatization: This tour allows you better acclimatization for the Inca Trail.

BRIEF TOUR ITINERARY

DAY 1: Cusco

  • Arrival in Cusco at any time.
  • Transfer to designated hotel.
  • Free afternoon; optional guided city tour from 01.30 p.m to 06:30 p.m.

DAY 2: Sacred Valley of the Incas

  • The tour starts at 08:30 a.m and ends at 04.00 p.m.
  • Visit the Inca ruins of Pisac and the extraordinary Inca terraces.
  • Visit the colourful local market at the town of Pisac.
  • Stop for lunch at the town of Urubamba.
  • Explore the Inca ruins of Ollantaytambo.
  • Walk through the Inca streets of Ollantaytambo and purchase some items for the trek.

DAYS 3, 4, 5, 6: Explore the Inca Trail to Machu Picchu.

  • The tour starts at 06:30 a.m.
  • One-hour bus journey to Pisqhakucho or km 82.
  • Trek 45 km over the Peruvian Andes and the Cloud forest.
  • We’ll visit the Inca temples along the trail.
  • Every day, we’ll trek for 7 or 8 hours.
  • NOTE: The passengers who are not able or nor interested in the hike for spending 2 days in Cusco, and then travel by train to “Aguas Calientes”, next morning, you’ll take the bus to Machu Picchu entrance and meet with the hikers at the ruins. If you decide to do not make the Inca Trail to Machu Picchu, we’ll need to know it previously to your departure in order to obtain train tickets.

DAY 7: Transfer to the airport

  • Breakfast in the hotel.
  • Transfer to the airport.

The program

DAY TO DAY TOUR PROGRAM

DAY 1: Arrival to Cusco

Explore Inca Trail

The city of Cusco 3,400 masl – Explore Inca trail

Explore Inca Trail starts when you arrive to Cusco at any time. However, we must know your flight details for your reception and transfer you to the designated hotel.
The city of Cusco is located in the Peruvian Andes, Cusco developed, under the Inca Ruler Pachacutec, into a complex urban centre with distinct religious and administrative functions. It was surrounded by clearly delineated areas for agricultural, artisan and industrial production.

When the Spaniards conquered it in the 16th century, they preserved the basic structure but built Baroque churches and palaces over the ruins of the Inca city. The City of Cusco is situated at 3,400 meters above sea level; The City of Cusco maintains the spatial organization and most buildings from the ancient Inca Empire capital and the Viceroyalty. Along its streets and squares, it shows its original urban and architectural characteristics.

Despite urban growth, the sectors that make up the Inca imperial city are recognizable, including the ancient stone structures and their advanced construction technique. Such structures define and enclose streets and canchas (housing units), on which colonial and republican houses, monasteries and churches rose and kept intact all their architectural components and works of art inside them. Nowadays, Cusco has interesting museums and wonderful colonial buildings that you can visit in our guided city tour program.

DAY 2: Sacred Valley of the Incas

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Pisac: The Inca terraces in the sacred valley of the Incas – Explore Inca trail

Today the tour begins at 08:30 a.m once we pick you up from the hotel and travel in our tourist bus over the mountains toward the town of Pisac where the Sacred Valley begins; here, we’ll visit the wonderful Inca terraces and the Inca ruins as well we’ll visit the traditional market and you can buy some local souvenirs.

Then, we’ll drive through the Sacred Valley until the town of Urubamba where we’re gonna stop for you to have lunch; then, we’ll continue for 30 minutes to the town of Ollantaytambo surrounded by the sacred mountains, where we’ll again discover the magnificence of the Inca constructions and the beauty of the local people in their traditional dress. Ollantaytambo is considered as living Inca town because the inhabitants still use the Inca thinks like: the terraces, the aqueducts, the rooms, etc. In this part of Peru, the people still conserve the Inca traditions.

The town and fortress of Ollantaytambo are strategically situated overlooking the beautiful Urubamba River. This major ruin site is known as the best surviving example of Inca urban planning and engineering. It is admired for its huge steep terraces guarding the Inca Fortress and for being one of the few places where the Spaniards lost a major battle during the conquest. We’ll spend the night in this small town before heading out for the start of the hike the next morning.

DAYS 3, 4, 5, 6: Inca Trail to Machu Picchu

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Explore Inca trail to Machu Picchu

After breakfast in the hotel, we’ll take our tourist bus and travel for one hour to Pisqak’ucho (km. 82) the starting point of the hike. The local porters and the guides will organize everything for you. We’ll carry your heavy gear. All you have to do is carry your daypack and enjoy the spectacular mountain scenery and the fascinating Inca sites.

The first two days, we will walk for approximately 6-7 hours (including breaks for rest). On the third day, we will have a 8 or 9 hour hike. The last day, we will start very early escorted by the experienced guide to arrive in time for sunrise at Machu Picchu; the trek this morning will last for two hours, after that you’ll receive 2–3 hours of tour within Machu Picchu, then you’ll have free time to explore alone. Later in the afternoon, we will take the train through the Urubamba Valley and return to Cusco, arriving there in the evening and you will be transferred to the hotel.

The Inca Trail to Machu Picchu consists of 45 km of distance and three high passes the highest of which is “Warmiwañusqa pass” (“dead woman”).  The Inca Trail is located in the Andes mountain range, the trail passes through several types of Andean environments including cloud forest and “Alpine Tundra”. Settlements, tunnels, and many Inca ruins are located along the trail before ending the terminus at the Sun Gate on Machu Picchu.

INCA TRAIL DETAILS

1st Day of the Inca Trail:
  • Depart Ollantaytambo by tourist bus to km 82 where the hike begins…
  • Starting point Km 82 to Wayllambamba.
  • Minimum Altitude: 2,750 masl (beginning point).
  • Maximum Altitude: 3,000 masl (Campsite).
  • Approximate distance: 11km.
  • Estimated hiking time: 5-6 hours.
2th Day of the Inca Trail:
  • Start early to climb the long steep path to Warmiwañusca, better known as Dead Woman’s Pass.
  • Wayllabamba to Paqaymayo
  • Minimum Altitude: 3,000 masl (beginning point)
  • Maximum Altitude: 4,200 masl (Dead Woman’s Pass)
  • Approximate distance: 11km
  • Estimated hiking time: 7-8  hours.
3th Day of the Inca Trail:
  • Today, we’ll cross two more passes and more ruins along the way.
  • Paqaymayo to Wiñaywayna.
  • Minimum Altitude: 3,600 masl (beginning point).
  • Maximum Altitude: 2,600 masl (campsite).
  • Approximate distance: 18km.
  • Estimated hiking time: 8 – 9 hours.
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Machu Picchu: the end of the Inca Trail – Explore Inca trail in Peru

4th Day of the Inca Trail:
  • The final day of the hike starts at the pre-dawn to reach the Sun Gate before the sun rises.
  • Wiñaywayna to Intipunku (Sun Gate)
  • Minimum Altitude: 2,400 masl (Machu Picchu)
  • Maximum Altitude: 4,200 masl (Inti Punku or Sun gate)
  • Approximate distance: 5km
  • Estimated hiking time: 2 hours.

NOTE: The passengers who are not able or nor interested in the hike for spending 2 days in Cusco, and then travel by train to “Aguas Calientes”, Next morning, you will take the bus to Machu Picchu entrance and meet with the hikers at the ruins. If you decide to do not make the Inca Trail to Machu Picchu, we will need to know previously to your departure in order to obtain train tickets.

DAY 7: Transfer Out

After breakfast in the hotel, we’ll transfer you to the airport or to the bus station, it’s subject to you itinerary.

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PRICE INFORMATION:

TYPR OF TRAIN PRICE PER PERSON
Expedition classUS$ 850
Vistadome classUS$ 880
Hiram Bimgham class

After your guided tour at Machu Picchu:

  • Walk the amazing Inca bridge trail after your tour, not necessary to book or pay any fee.
  • Explore to the Temple of the Condor and the Temple of the three windows.
  • Visit again the famous Intiwatana, the Inca calendar or sacred rock.
  • Explore the Sun temple or tower and the ceremonial altar on the middle top rock.
  • If your interest is climbing Huayna Pichhu please book and pay in advance. See the availability

Acommodation options

IN CUSCO – HOTEL PRISMA OR SINILAR

Address: Matara Nº 394
Telephone: +51 (84) 22 4412
Website: http://www.hotelprismacusco.com

Hotel for Explore Inca trail

Room rates include 10% service charge and buffet breakfast also included. Room rates vary from day to day depending on the date and how far ahead you book. Rates are subject to change without notice.

DESCRIPTION:

Hotel Prisma is set on a colonial style house with an inner patio and charming galleries. It offers rooms with free Wi-Fi and private balconies. Breakfast is provided.
The rooms are heated and decorated in warm colors. All of them feature cable TV and private bathrooms.
Breakfast including juices, hot beverages, ham, cheeses, papaya, kiwi, melon, banana, apple and homemade bread is served daily.
Guests can unwind on the patio, or on the charming galleries overlooking it. Laundry and luggage storage services are provided.

SERVICES:
  • Rooms with private bathroom, hot water 24 hrs, Wi-Fi, telephone, Cable TV, central heating, safe deposit box
  • Central heating and heated floors in bathroom

    Our tents on the Inca Trail – Explore Inca trail

  • Room service
  • Restaurant and bar
  • Lounge areas
  • Laundry service
  • 24 hour room service.
  • Cafeteria

CAMPING TENTS

Camping is one of the best ways to truly experience all the great outdoors has to offer. Novice campers and experienced veterans all trust SUNRISE PERU TREK for the very best in camping equipment. We carry a wide selection of camping gear perfect for taking on the Inca Trail hike.

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EXPLORE INCA TRAIL TO MACHU PICCHU INCLUDES

  • All necessary things for this tour:
  • Transportation: transfer in/out airport/hotel/airport, private bus for the Sacred Valley Tour, the same bus will transfer you from Ollantaytambo to Km 82, starting point of the Inca Trail, bus down from Machu Picchu to “Aguas Calientes”, tourist train expedition class from “Aguas Calientes” to Cusco, transfer to your hotel.
  • Entrance Fee: For the Sacred Valley Tour, Inca Trail and Machu Picchu.
  • Meals: All breakfasts in the hotels, delicious meals on the Inca trail prepared by professional chefs. Food includes pancakes, omelets, soups, fresh fruit, avocado, pasta, chicken, fish, meat, rice, all rich in carbohydrates and suitable for trekking, also hot drinks including coca leaf tea which is excellent for the altitude, teatime everyday (tea, coffee, biscuits, popcorn), (3 breakfasts, 3 lunches, 3 dinners and 3 afternoon tees), we also offer a vegetarian option upon request, and we provide available boiled water each morning for your water bottles.

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  • Guide: Licensed bilingual tour guide (2 guides over 8 people),
  • General Porters: For camping equipment, food and kitchen gears.
  • Extra Porter: To carry your personal items (6kg) in duffel bags that we provide. You must carry your daypack.
  • Camping Equipment: We provide four people capacity tent for two people, brand new four season tents, Therm-a-rest, dinning room tent, kitchen tent, toilet tent, seats, tables, tent for the porters, kitchen gear and backpacks, warm clothes and life insurance for the porters.
  • Accommodations: Room with two beds: 2 nights in Cusco ***Hotel, 1 night in Ollantaytambo ***Hotel, if you would like a private room, there is an additional cost of US$25.00 per night; 3 nights in camping tents.
  • Other Items: Local guide for permanent assistance, first-aid kit, oxygen bottle.

EXCLUDED

  • Meals: Lunch and dinner on day 1, 2 and 6; you must consider a budget from US$15 to US$20 for each meal. We will assist you with these issues.
  • Sleeping bag: Can be rented in our office for US $20 for the entire trek. Tips for the staff.

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Inka Trail Trek to Machu Picchu 6 days

July 4th, 2017 | ROUTES | 1 Comment

Inka Trail Trek is the most scenic and cultural treks in the world; its dramatic valleys and superb mountain views that rival any other trek in the world – but without the crowds. The Inka Trail Trek to Machu Picchu is a great option for customers interested to see authentic views, explore the ancient Inca ruins and visit the awesome mountain scenery. This Inka Trail Trek is a moderate to challenging; not technical with several high passes and often freezing cold nights so is very important to be prepared.

This beautiful six-day Inka Trail Trek; starts in the zone of Soraypampa and finishes at the lost city of the Incas Machu Picchu. It takes you through the Salkantay trek and the classic Inca Trail over three high passes (one of them over 5,200m). For Inka Trail Trek is essential to be properly acclimatized; for this hike spending at least two or three days in Cusco (or equivalent altitude) before star the trek.

This unspoiled region is situated to the west of the city of Cusco; in the Vilcabamba mountain range with beautiful mountain scenes. The barren hills, treeless plains, and undulating rocky outcrops are just tasters of this outstanding tourist destination. Awe-inspiring views of snow mountans like: Umantay (6,100m), Salkantay (6,271m), Chullunku (5,950m), Qesqha (5, 780m) and more.

Inka Trail Trek to Machu Picchu

Overview

Something magical about the Peruvian Andes; a veritable blend of wildlife, nature and breathtaking views; showcasing the best that Salcantay, Inca Trail and Machu Picchu National Parks have to offer; Inka Trail Trek lets you experience the most magnificent scenery in the Peruvian Andes. Explore untouched vistas and stunning flora and fauna including deer, pumas, condors, black bears, large quantity of birds and hummingbirds. This is a truly amazing Peruvian adventure. This Inka Trail trek traverses the mountains range of the Vilcabamba, located between the two deep Canyons of the region: the Urubamba and Apurimac through which are running a big rivers with the same names (Urubamba and Apurimac).

The Inka Trail Trek remained isolated from the rest of the world for a long period and here you can witness the ancient culture of the inhabitants. People in these region live in their own way, totally different from outsiders. Their culture and traditions are still maintained with very few concessions to the twenty-first century. The people, for example, still build their houses from stones, rocks, and sun baked mud bricks. Natives are very sensitive about their traditions and lifestyle and steadfastly refuse to let anyone change their culture or way of life.

INKA TRAIL TREK DESCRIPTION

Six-day “Inka Trail Trek” starts once we pick you up from your hotel in Cusco and travel by bus to “Soraypama” zone where we’ll meet the “arrieros” (horsemen), we’ll begin trek gradually up to Salkantay pampa a wonderful campsite placed in the base of the Salkantay Mountain; from here, we’ll continue zigzag up to the highest pass named Incachiriasca pass (5,200masl) where you’ll be rewarded with splendid views: up numerous snow mountains and down several valleys; from here the trail descends through a rocky mountains with presences of Llamas and alpacas until Wayllabamba community where the trail joins to the traditional Inca trail; here, we’ll leave the horses and instead we’ll use the porters to carry the camping gear.

The trail continues over two high passes the highest of which reach to 4,200 masl (Dead woman’s pass) along this part of the trail we’ll visit numerous Inca ruins. The last day, we’ll start very early in order to see the sunrise over Machu Picchu and explore it before the crowds arrives from Cusco at midday. You also will have free time to explore Machu Picchu alone and in the afternoon, we’ll return to Cusco by train.

INCLUDED HIGHLIGHTS

  • Unique bus travel to Soraypampa
  • Pretty Mountain of the “Vilcanota” mountain range
  • five days in trekking and one day explore Machu Picchu
  • Visit the Inca ruins along the trail
  • Five nights camping in the national park of Machu Picchu
  • Free time within Machu Picchu
  • Endless photo opportunities
  • Abundant bird and wildlife viewing opportunities

FACTS AND FEATURES

Highlights: Hiking alongside the magnificent Salkantay Mountain, trek the Inca Trail and explore the Inca Citadel of Machu Picchu.
Duration: 6 days/ 5 nights
Altitude: 2, 800 masl (beginning point) to 5,200 masl (highest pass) and 2,400 m (ending point).
Difficulty: The trek is rated moderate; any reasonably fit person should be able to cover the route.
Temperatures: From minus – 5ºC to 28ºC
Inca Trail Permits: Yes, required. 500 permits are issued daily. In the peak season, the trail is booked months in advance.
Acclimatization: Minimum 2 days at altitude recommended.
Please note.– The Inca Trail is closed February.

INKA TRAIL TREK AVAILABILITY REQUIRED

Since the number of trek permits is limited to 500 per day (about 200 tourists and 300 trekking staff) it is important to book well in advance. The trek permits are issued on a first-come-first-served basis up until all the permits have been sold out. In the low season (December & January) there are some days when there are still permits available 4 or 5 days in advance, but in the high season (May to September) it is recommended that you book at least 5 months in advance to guarantee a place. We would actually recommend making a reservation 6 or 7 months ahead. You can check out how many permits are left on our webpage Inca Trail Trek permit availability. If the Inca Trail is already fully booked on the departure date that you require you can always consider one of the Alternative Treks.

BRIEF TOUR PROGRAM

Day 1:  Ichupata

  • Pick-upfrom your hotel in Cusco at 05:30 a.m.
  • 3:30 hour-travel by bus to Soraypampa head of the trail.
  • Trek for 5 -6 hours gradually up.
  • Camp at the bottom of the Salkantay Mountain.
  • We’ll include Lunch and Dinner.

Day 2:  Pampaccahuana

  • Early breakfast.
  • Trek gradually up toward the highest pass.
  • After resting on the pass descent to Pampaccahuana camp.
  • Today 7-8 hour trek.
  • We include Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner.

Day 3. Ayapata

  • Early breakfast.
  • Trek gradually down to Huallabamba; here, we’ll join to the traditional Inca Trail.
  • After rest and lunch at Huayllabamba, we’ll continue gradually up to Ayapata camp.
  • Today 7 – 8 hour trek.
  • We include Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner.

Day 4:  Dead woman’s Pass

  • Trek for 8 -9 hours over the two passes the highest of which reach to 4,200 masl.
  • Explore Runkuraqhay and Sayacmarka Inca ruins.
  • The trek begins in the Andes and finishes in the cloud forest.
  • We include Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner.

Day 5:  Wiñaywayna

  • Early breakfast.
  • 6 -7 hour trek thought the cloud forest.
  • Explore Phuyupatamarka, Intipata and Wiñayhuayna Inca ruins.
  • We include Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner.

Day 6:  Machu Picchu

  • Early breakfast.
  • 1:30 hour-trek gradually up to the Sun gate or Inti Punku and then 30 minutes walk down to Machu Picchu.
  • 2 -3 hour tour within Machu Picchu.
  • Free time for further exploration.
  • Bus down to “Aguas Calientes”.
  • In the afternoon, we’ll return to Cusco by Train.
  • Transfer to your hotel.

The program

DAY TO DAY

Day 1: Cusco – Soraypampa – Ichupata:

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Soraypampa valley – Inka Trail Trek in Peru

The “Inka Trail Trek” starts once we pick you up from your hotel at 06:00 a.m and transfer you to Mollepata town, here we’ll stop for 30 minutes to have breakfast and purchase some items for the trek; from Mollepata, we’ll continue one hour more by car until Soraypampa (3,800 masl – the starting point of the trek) here we will meet our “arrieros” horsemen and trekking staff. Then, we’ll start the Inca Trail Expedition to Machu Picchu carrying small bag because the heavy ones will be taken by the horses.

At Soraypampa, we can see spectacular views of the chains of snowcapped mountains of Vilcabamba and the lush Salkantay valley, then a gentle climb will take us to Salkantaypampa where our lunch will be served then we continue zigzag through the site of the majestic Salkantay Mountain; this night will be very cold night at the camp. (L-D).

Day 2: Ichupata – Inca Chiriasqha Pass – Pampaccahuana

A wonderful morning because the imposing views of the Salkantay Mountain (6,271m) close to the camp; the trek will start at 07:00 a.m with a gentle climbing to Pampa-Japonesa (Japanese Climbers Base-camp) and then, we’ll continue up toward the Inca Chiriasqha pass (5,200m) the highest of the trek. This pass is a wonderful spot for sightseeing because it is surrounded by majestic snow-peaks such as: Humantay (5,217 masl), Tucarhuay (5,450 masl) and Chullunku (5,428 masl); all of this mountains still plays very important role in the mentality of the inhabitants of the zone; they believe that in each mountain is living one spiritual person named APU.

After the pass, we will be hiking down for 1 hour and 30min through awesome mountain scenery where we’ll stop for lunch, afterward we will descend until Pampaccahuana (B-L-D).

Day 3: Pampaccahuana – Huayllabamba – Ayapata

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The Inka Trail Trek in Peru

After breakfast, we’ll continue descending through a beautiful valley with native flowers and impressive views of a typical Andean Valley where we can see some llamas and alpacas; after 3 hours of trekking, we will arrive to Paucarcancha an Inca Archaeological site restored recently by the archeologist Ann Kendall Project.

from Paucarkancha, we’ll continue one hour down to Wayllabamba community where we’ll join to the traditional Inca Trail to Machu Picchu; here also will be served our; this is also the place from where our muleteers will return home with their mules and fresh porters will join us to continue the trek carrying our gear, camping equipment and food, we start our gentle climbing for 2 hours to Ayapata where  we will set up our camp (B-L-D).

Day 4: Ayapata to Dead woman’s Pass – Chakiccocha

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Dead woma’s pass 4,200 m – Inka Trail Trek

After breakfast, we will start ascent through numerous Inca steps towards the Huarmihuañusca pass (often called ‘Dead Woman’s Pass’ due to its image from afar) 4,200masl. During the climb, you’ll be rewarded by wonderful landscape like the valley of Uncahuayco where you’ll see high Andean Valley full vegetated with Peruvian polylepis woodland. Crossing the rim of a small plateau, we abruptly find ourselves in the puna, the treeless grasslands of the high Andes and look back to the sweeping snow peaks and valleys of the Huayanay Mouantin.

From the pass, we will have an amazing view of the impressive Inca Trail and spectacular mountains around. Then, we’ll descend to Pakaymayu Valley where we will have lunch. After a rest, we’ll climb again to visit the archaeological site of  “Runkuraqhay” (round shape balcony) and then continue to Runku pass 4,000 masl. From where in a clear days you can see on you bag dead woman pass and in frond the Pumasillu snow mountain range. From Runku pass, we’ll continue to descend through the cloud forest to the Inca site of “Sayacmarka” (inaccessible town) which also was discovered by Mr. Hiram Bingam at 1915. We will have a short rest here before continuing on towards Ch’akiccocha camp (B-L-D).

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Wiñayhuayna inka ruins – Inka Trail Trek

Day 5: Chaquicocha to Wiñaywayna

Today will be an excellent day because we will trek through the cloud forest and on the original Incan trail which is paved with white granite stone, we’ll pass Inca tunnel and we’ll explore Inca archaeological sites. We’ll visit Phuyupatamarka a wonderful Inca archaeological site.

From Phuyupatamarka, we’ll continue the trek observing many flowers and a great variety of birds, especially Hummingbirds. Also, we’ll have a splendid view of the snow-capped mountains of the Pumasillu mountain Range. Lunch will be served at the campsite (Wiñayhuayna), in the afternoon, we’ll visit the Inca archaeological site of Wiñayhuayna (Young Forever) considered to be the most beautiful Inca temple along the Inca Trail (B-L-B).

Day 6: Wiñaywayna – Inti Punku – Machu Picchu – Return to Cusco

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Inka Trail Trek includes Machu Picchu tour

Our reward at the end of our epic six days Inca Trail Expedition to Machu Picchu is the amazing panorama as we arrive to the great Inca Citadel of Machu Picchu. We will enjoy a two hour guided tour within Machu Picchu and then you will have free time to explore by yourself.

At midday approximately we will take the bus down to the town of “Aguas Calientes” where you can enjoy your lunch and in the afternoon we will catch the train and return to Ollantaytambo from where you will be transferred to your Hotel. (B)

Price Info

PRICE INFORMATION:

TYPR OF TRAIN PRICE PER PERSON
Expedition classUS$ 1,130
Vistadome classUS$ 1,160
Hiram Bimgham class

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INKA TRAIL TREK INCLUDES

  • For complete facts about many aspects of “SUNRISE PERU TREK”, check out our FAQs page!
  • Pre trek briefing
  • Pick-up from your hotel in the morning of trek departure.
  • Transport from Cusco to Soraypampa: the trailhead
  • Inca Trail Permit (includes entry to Machu Picchu, but not to Huaynapicchu Mt.)
  • English and Spanish speaking professional guide (you will have an assistant guide for groups over 6 people).
  • Tents – 2 people in a 4 person tent which allows for greater comfort, and also storage of backpacks.
  • Air mattress for a greater comfort during the trek -Thermarest.
  • Chef and cooking equipment (Assistants are provided for larger groups)
  • Toilet tent

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  • Meals as indicated in the itinerary (optional vegetarian food). Our professional cooks prepare meals that incorporate elements of the western diet and also traditional Peruvian delicacies. (Please communicate with your guide/cook during the trek if you have a preference for certain types of dishes). Salads, if served, are washed in boiled water.
  • Porters & Mules (for equipment and personal items); they carry camping equipment, food and kitchen utensils.
  • We provide duffel bags at your briefing for your personal items (up to 7 kg per person). If you wish to take more, you can hire an extra mule or porter.
    1 emergency horse which can be ridden if you are feeling sick ONLY for first 2 days
  • Dining tent with camp tables and chairs & Kitchen tent for the cook to prepare meals

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  • Tents for our staff to sleep in
  • First-aid kit including emergency oxygen bottle
  • Bus down from “Aguas Calientes”  to Machu Picchu
  • Train ticket (Expedition service) from “Aguas Calientes” to Ollantaytambo
  • Transfer from Ollantaytambo train station to Cusco

EXCLUDED

  • Breakfast on the first morning; some hotels served if not, we stop at Mollepata village fro breakfast and purchase some items for the trek.
  • Lunch on the last day, you can have in the town of “Aguas Calientes”; consider a buget of US$20 to US$30 for this lunch.
  • Entrance to the thermal springs optional US$3.
  • Entry to Huayna Picchu US$60.
  • Tips for the guide, cook and porters

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Luxury Inca Trail to Machu Picchu 5 Days

July 4th, 2017 | ROUTES | 1 Comment

Luxury Inca Trail is a world’s best hike designed for inexperienced customers in trekking through the altitude; and for families. It’s an excellent alternative to avoid the crowds along the trail and in all campsites used by the standard 4-day trip. We’ll arrive to Machu Picchu on day 4; and although we don’t actually visit it that day we do walk through it before catching the bus down to the town of “Aguas Calientes” and have accommodation in the hotel.

The Luxury Inca Trail to Machu Picchu is five-day version; which gives you the opportunity to visit all the Inca sights and experience the Inca Trail at your leisure. Trekking the Luxury Inca Trail is one of those things that everyone should do once in their life and the 5-day version allows you to enjoy it to the full. This trek follows a similar itinerary to our classic Inca Trail trek but with upgraded Service; This adventurous journey offers the chance to approach Machu Picchu on foot, arriving before the crowds. Our Luxury Inca Trail is designed to maximize the time spent at Machu Picchu with an early morning tour of the ruins; quieter at that hour before the crowds of day trippers and other trekkers arrive.

The wild and tranquil landscape of Luxury Inca Trail has made it a superb tourist destination. The Luxury Inca Trail takes you to the beautiful National park of Machu Picchu to experience the grandeur of massive snowcapped mountains and beautiful Machu Picchu itself. A walk through the Andes and the dense forests witnessing the diverse flora and fauna all along the way is indeed a mind blowing experience.

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Panoramic view of Machu Picchu located at 100km from the city of Cusco – Luxury Inca Trail

Overview

Five-day Luxury Inca Trail to Machu Picchu starts at Pisqhakucho known as the km 82 located in the Sacred Valley of the Incas; you’ll trek four days (7–8 hours per day) and the last day you’ll explore Machu Picchu early in the morning before the crowds arrive from Cusco at midday. The Inca Trail is a distance of 45 km or 26 miles that mysterious archaeological sites, wonderful mountain scenery and lush of cloud forest rich in Andean flora and fauna.

This wonderful Luxury Inca Trail is located to the wests of the city of Cusco. Despite of being so close to the Amazon Jungle; the Luxury Inca Trail is remote and unique landscape makes it ideal for trek. Whole trail is dominated by the mountain range of Vilcabamba. Inca trail follows the ancient stone paved trail which runs through the Andean valleys, over the mountains and through the forest. The final destination of the trek is the stunning Machu Picchu.

Price of the Tour

Price : US$ 850 pp

Group Trek Services

Please note that for Luxury Inca Trail we have daily trek departure dates. You simply join up with other trekkers from all over the world to make a larger group. Our maximum group size for the Inca Trail is 10 persons. This service is known as a group service. The advantage of this type of service; is that the trek works out cheaper; and that you get to meet other likeminded people from all over the world. The disadvantage is that the groups can be fairly large; and that people within the group can be of mixed ability.

Private Trek Services

Our private services are arranged just for you and your group. If there are just two of you this type of service can work out very expensive since the cost; of the guide, cook, porters etc. are obviously spread amongst just the two of you. If you have a group of 6 or more persons the cost is considerably reduced and may well be worth considering.

The advantage of a private service is that you have more control of your trek itinerary. With a small group you can usually make better progress each day and camp at some of the less well used campsites. If you are fit then you may try to complete the trek in less days rather than the usual four or five. On the other hand you may opt for taking things easy and taking five days to get to Machu Picchu. With a private service you can also choose your day of departure.

Availability for the Inca Trail to Machu Picchu

Since the number of trek permits is limited to 500 per day (about 200 tourists and 300 trekking staff) it is important to book well in advance. The trek permits are issued on a first-come-first-served basis up until all the permits have been sold out. In the low season (December & January) there are some days when there are still permits available 4 or 5 days in advance, but in the high season (May to September) it is recommended that you book at least 5 months in advance to guarantee a place. We would actually recommend making a reservation 6 or 7 months ahead. You can check out how many permits are left on our webpage Inca Trail trek permit availability. If the Inca Trail is already fully booked on the departure date that you require you can always consider one of the Alternative Inca Trail Treks

Tour at a Glance

Highlight: Lifetime Experience; Beautiful and mysterious Inca ruins along the way, your first sight of Machu Picchu from Inti Punku (the Sun Gate); Machu Picchu Tour.
Location: The trek begins about 3 hours and half from Cusco at Pisqhakucho or Kilometer 82, near Ollantaytambo in the Sacred Valley of the Incas.
Duration: 5 days/ 4 nights
When to go: The best time to visit is April through October, it’s the busy season (especially June to August), but it’s also the dry season.

Altitude: 2,680m/8,817 ft to 4,200m/13,818 ft
Difficulty: The trek is rated moderate; any reasonably fit person should be able to cover the route.
Temperatures: From minus 4ºC to 28ºC
Inca Trail Permits: Yes, required. 500 permits are issued daily. In the peak season, the trail is booked months in advance.
Acclimatization: Minimum 2 days at altitude recommended.
Please note.– The Inca Trail is closed February.

Brief Itinerary

DAY 1:  Huayllabamba camp

  • Pick-up from the hotel at 05:30 a.m.
  • Travel by our tourist bus for 3 hours and half to Pisqhakucho or km 82.
  • Trek 11 km approximately 6–7 hours.
  • Along the trail, we’ll see Patallacta Inca archaeological site.

Day 2: Dead woman pass 4,200 m

  • Breakfast at 07:00am approx.
  • Five hours climb up to the highest point (dead woman pass- 4, 200 masl).
  • Descent for 2 hours and half to Pacaymayo camp

Day 3:  Phuyupatamarca

  • Breakfast at 07:00 a.m approx.
  • 3 hours climbing toward the second Pass (4,000 masl);
  • Descent into the cloud forest.
  • Explore Runkuraqhay and Sayacmarka Inca archaeological site.

Day 4: Wiñaywayna

  • After breakfast, we’ll continue trekking through the cloud forest.
  • Explore Phuyupatamarka, Intipata, Wiñaywayna and Intipunku archaeological sites.
  • See the sunset over Machu Picchu.
  • Bus for 25 minutes from Machu Picchu to the town of “Aguas Calientes”.
  • Hotel Accommodation.

Day 5: Machu Picchu

  • Breakfast in the Hotel.
  • Bus for 25 minutes up to Machu Picchu.
  • 2 -3 hour tour within Machu Picchu.
  • Free time for further exploration.
  • Return to Ollantaytambo by train.
  • Transfer to Cusco Hotel

Day to Day

Detailed Itinerary

DAY 1: Cusco – Ollantaytambo – Pisqhakucho (km 82) – Huayllabamba

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Pisqhakucho: the begining poit of the Inca Trail – Luxury Inca Trail

Luxury Inca Trail  begins at 05:30 a.m once we pick you up from your hotel; and take our tourist bus for 3 hours to trailhead at Pisqhakucho. Here, we will meet our porters and camp staff. As our porters load the heavy gear; we head off down river alongside the rushing Vilcanota River; through pretty cactus gardens with magnificent views of “La Veronica snow-peak” (5,750 masl); the trek of today will be trough the high Andean valley; we will visit the Inca ruins of Llactapata (Up city).

Lactapata Inca ruins was discovered by Mr. Hiram Bingam at 1915; following the Inca trail that goes through Cusichaca Valley with beautiful mountain scenery until we arrive to the small community of Huayllabamba (3,000m); here will be our camp site. Today, we will hike 11 km. 6 hours approximately.

Meals: L – D
Maximum elevation: 3,000 m Campsite
Minimum elevation: 2,750 m starting point
Distance: 11 km
Approximate trek time: 6 – 7 hours
Accommodation: tents.

Day 2: Huayllabamba – Dead woman pass – Pacaymayo

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The highest pass: Dead woman pass 4,200masl – Luxury Inca Trail

➡ After breakfast, we’ll leave Huayllabamba camp at around 07:00 a.m. This is our longest and the hardest day of the comfort Inca Trail to Machu Picchu, but one is rewarded with spectacular views down several valleys and up many snow-covered peaks. Along the way, we’ll ascend steeply uphill through the Corralpunku Valley to the Llulluchapampa sector, where you can see several species of birds, from this point; you can see the highest pass ahead.

The path climbs for two more hours along a large number of steps, some of them newly laid to protect the mountain from erosion. You can walk at your own pace, stopping to catch your breath whenever you like. This hard climb will be for 5 hours aprox. And then, we’ll descend following a numerous of Inca steps until Pacaymayo camp.

Meals: B – L – D
Maximum elevation: 4,200 m Dead Woman’s pass
Minimum elevation: 3,600 m campsite
Distance: 11 km
Approximate trek time: 7 – 8 hours
Accommodation: tents.

Day 3: Pacaymayo – Phuyupatamarca

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Beautiful Inca trail through the cloud forest – Luxury Inca Trail

➡ We’ll start at 07:00 a.m and continue ascending to the small Inca site of Runkuracay (round shape balcony) and later to the second pass (4,000 m). As we reach the second pass the landscape opens onto spectacular new views to the snow peaks of the Pumasillo range.

From the pass, we’ll descend to the ruins of Sayacmarca (Inaccessible Town), an intricate labyrinth of houses, squares and water channels, perched precariously on a rocky spur overlooking the Aobamba Valley.

The Inca trail continues with spectacular structure of white granite paving stones, continues along the steep upper fringes of the cloud forest through a colorful riot of orchids, bromeliads, mosses and ferns. At the third pass, we’ll camp by pinnacles topped with Inca viewing platforms, overlooking the archaeological complex of Phuyupatamarca (Cloud-level Town) and the Vilcabamba Mountain range.

Meals: B – L – D
Maximum elevation: 3,600 m Campsite
Minimum elevation: 4,000 m second pass
Distance: 13 km
Approximate trek time: 7–8 hours
Accommodation: tents

Day 4: Phuyupatamarka – Wiñaywayna – Machu Picchu – “Aguas Calientes”

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The Urubamba canyon near wiñayhuana camp -Luxury Inca Trail

➡ Our stroll along the Trail leads us to the cloud forest; here is where the jungle begins, we will visit the Inca ruins of Phuyupatamarca (means the town over the clouds) and then, we’ll continue descend through numerous Inca steps with warm weather observing exuberant vegetation with beautiful orchids, begonias, bromeliads and great quantity of birds until we arrive to Wiñaywayna (young forever).

Wiñayhuana is a spectacular place to explore and visit the Inca farm terraces with exceptional views of the Urubamba Canyon; here lunch will be served; after resting, we’ll continue the last part of our journey toward Intipunku, or Sun gate known as the entrance gate to Machu Picchu, where you will have an amazing panoramic view of the entire Citadel of Machu Picchu and enjoy the sunset; after we take the pictures of Machu Picchu, we’ll take the bus to the town of “Aguas Calientes” and have accommodation in the hotel.

Meals: B – L – D
Maximum elevation: 3,600 m Phuyupatamarka
Minimum elevation: 2,400 m Machu Picchu
Distance: 10 km
Approximate trek time: 6 – 7 hours
Accommodation: Hotel

Day 5: “Aguas Calientes” – Machu Picchu – Cusco

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Machu Picchu – Luxury Inca Trail

➡ Early breakfast and we’ll go to take the first bus to see the sunrise at the Machu Picchu Archaeological Site. Our expert guide will take you on a relaxing tour before other groups arrive at noon; during this tour, we will visit The Temple of the Sun, the Temple of the Mother earth, the Temple of Wiracocha, the Sacred Square, the Intiwatana or the Sundial, the Temple of the Condor etc .

After the tour, you’ll have free time to explore alone; in the afternoon, we’ll take the train back to Cusco; arrive there in the evening after what you will be transferred to your hotel.

Meals: B
Maximum elevation: 2,400 m Machu Picchu
Minimum elevation: 2,000 m town of “Aguas Calientes”
Distance: 25-minute travel by bus

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Luxury Inca trail includes

  • Transportation: Transfer from your hotel in our Tourist bus to Piscakucho (km 82), starting point of the Comfort Inca Trail – Bus down and up from Machu Picchu to the town of “Aguas Calientes” – Tourist train expedition class from Machu Picchu to Ollantaytambo – Transfer from the train station to your hotel in Cusco.
  • Entrance Fees: For Inca Trail and Machu Picchu.
  • Meals: 4 breakfasts, 4 hot lunches, 4 hot dinners and delicious meals; food includes pancakes, omelettes, soups, fresh fruit, avocado, pasta, chicken, fish, meat, rice, all rich in carbohydrates and suitable for trekking, hot drinks including coca leaf tea which is excellent for the altitude. Teatime every day (tea, coffee, biscuits, popcorn), we offer vegetarian option, We provide available boil water each morning for your water bottles.

 

  • Guide: Licensed bilingual tour guide (2 guides over 8 people).
  • General Porters: For camping equipment, food and kitchen gears.
  • Extra Porters: To carry your personal belongings 6 kilos per person in duffel bags that we provide.
  • Camping Equipment: We provide 4 season tents, four people capacity tents for two people, Therm-a-rest, dinning room tent, kitchen tent, toilet tent, seats, tables, tent for the and porters, kitchen gear and backpacks, warm clothes and life insurance for the porters.
  • Others Items: First aid kit, oxygen bottle.

Excluded

  • Breakfast: Breakfast on the first morning; some hotels offer early breakfast. If not, we stop at the town of Ollantaytambo where you can have breakfast and purchase some items for the trek.
  • Meals: Lunch in the town of “Aguas Calientes” on the final day, you must consider a budget from US$25.00 to US$35.00 for this meal. Entrance to the thermal baths in “Aguas Calientes” (optional) US$ 3.00.
  • Sleeping Bag: can be rented in our office for US$ 25.00 for the entire trek (every sleeping bag is washed prior to each use).
  • Tips for the staff.

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Inca Trail to Machu Picchu 4 Days

July 4th, 2017 | ROUTES | 1 Comment

Hike the Inca Trail with professionals and gain the best experience of your life

Inca Trail is rugged ascents boasting magnificent views of Andean scenery that leads you to Machu Picchu; the lost city of the Incas; mysterious Inca ruins and trails that wind their way. The Inca trail was used for religious purposes; for pilgrims to the Sanctuary of Machu Picchu; and due to that, this trail linked Cusco; the capital of the Inca State and the Holy Sanctuary of MACHU PICCHU.

Our Inca Trail to Machu Picchu is a fully-portered trek; where your comfort and enjoyment are our prime responsibility; we make sure that you get the best experience of your holiday in Peru.  The Inca Trail is four-day hike through the Andes with two high passes to cross over; the highest of which reaches to 4,200 masl (Dead woman’s pass). Every day wez walk for 6-8 hours approximately. The total distance to hike is 45kms (26ml); which reward you with stunning mountain scenery and mysterious Inca ruins.  The last day, we’ll arrive to Machu Picchu explore it and return to Cusco by train.

The endless astounding beauty of the Inca Trail has ensured that it is one of the best trekking destinations in the world. It has both challenge and beauty making it suitable for thrill seekers and nature lovers alike. You must come and take the unique opportunity to exhilarate yourself in this beautiful natural and cultural terrain!; You will fall in love with the dramatic valleys and superb mountain views in the peaceful and unspoiled environment. Before booking this tour read the FAQ’s

The Inca Trail To Machu Picchu
The classic view of Machu Picchu when one arrives to from the Inca Trail…

Overview

Region: Cusco – Peru
Destionation: Machu Picchu
Duration: 4 Days
Grade: Moderate to Chllenge
Max Altitude: 4,200m / 13,779fts
Approx. Trekking distance: 45Kms. / 26mls
Type of Trekking: Camping Trip

Steeped in mythos, legends and history the Inca Trail to Machu Picchu is a trekking trip in the Vilcabamba mountain range; the good weather sweeps alluringly on the Andes, making the Inca Trail one of the best trekking destinations available in Peru.

DESCRIPTION

The Inca trail to Machu Picchu is Peru’s best known trekking which combine a stunning mix of Inca ruins, mountain scenery, lush cloud-forest and rich subtropical jungle. It preserves different ecological zones and extraordinary habitat for thousands of wild animals; some of them in dangerous of extinction; among them the spectacled bear and the Andean Condor.

Over 250 species of orchid have been counted in the Machu Picchu Historic Sanctuary; as well as numerous birds, hummingbirds and the majestic Andean Condor. The Inca Trail is part of the “Historical Sanctuary of Machu Picchu”; an area of over 32,000 hectares set aside by the Peruvian state to protect the host of flora and fauna that flourished here.

This Inca Trail to Machu Picchu is rated moderate; any reasonably fit person should be able to cover the route. It is fairly challenging nevertheless, and altitudes of 4,200masl are reached; so ensuring that you are well acclimatized is important. If arriving from sea level; plan to spend at least 2 full days in Cusco prior to starting the trek. This should allow plenty of time for acclimatization and give you sufficient opportunity to visit other interesting places such us City tour that includes the Cathedral, the magnificent fortress of Sacsayhuaman, the Qorikancha, Kenko, Puca Pucara and Tambomachay; also you can visit the marvelous Sacred Valley of the Incas that included the picturesque colonial towns of Pisac and Ollantaytambo.

THE INCA ROAD SYSTEM

The Inca Trail was a perfect road system that began in Quito, Ecuador, passed through Cusco, and ended in what is now Tucuman – Argentina. Inca Trail with its 45,000kms annexed the actual countries of Ecuador, Peru, Chile, Bolivia and Argentina by extraordinary road system that crossed the mountain ranges of the Andes, with peak altitudes of more than 5,000 masl.

Incas built a vast network of roads to be able to communicate with the four regions of their huge empire: Antisuyo, Qollasuyo, Chichaysuyo and Contitisuyo. Currently, there are remains of the Qhapaqñan throughout Peru that are still used to this day by local farmers sometimes accompanied by pack animals. Part of this Inca Trail leads the awesome gate of Machu Picchu.

INCA TRAIL AT A GLANCE

  • Highlights: Lifetime experience; Beautiful and mysterious Inca ruins along the way, your first sight of Machu Picchu from Inti Punku (the Sun Gate)
  • Location: The trek begins about 3 hours from Cusco at Pisqhakucho or Kilometer 82, near Ollantaytambo in the Sacred Valley of the Incas.
  • Tour level: Moderate, though still difficult if you have average fitness.
  • When to go: The best time to visit is April through October, it’s the busy season (especially June to August), but it’s also the dry season.
  • Temperatures: From minus 4ºC to 28ºC
  • Trek permits: Yes, required. 500 permits are issued daily. In the peak season, the trail is booked months in advance.
  • Acclimatization: Minimum 2 days at altitude recommended.

THE BEST TIME TO HIKE THE INCA TRAIL

Peruvian climate features two seasons: dry season (May-Sept.) and wet season (Oct.-April). In the dry season the high Andean countryside is characterized by sere brown, gold, and tan colors, overarched by clear blue skies and puffy white clouds. While there is some rain in the dry season, it is not generally enough to impede hiking or road transport. The wet season is warmer, and the mountainsides are a fantastic variety of verdant shades; flowers abound. But the skies tend to be overcast, misty, and sweeping views of the ranges may be hard to find.

Rainfall can be heavy and abundant, causing landslides that impede travel on mountain roads and railroads; flights are commonly delayed by weather. Trekking in the mountains (and canoeing on Andean or jungle rivers) during the wet season is generally less enjoyable than in the dry, though much depends on your luck with the weather on the particular days you are hiking.

The best time to hike The Inca Trail to Machu Picchu, is on the shoulder months of the dry season, Late April / Early May and Late September / Early October. At these times the trails tend to be significantly quieter than peak season, the Citadel less packed and the weather conditions relatively good.

BRIEF ITINERARRY

DAY 1: Start the Lifetime Adventure

  • At 05:30 a.m, we’ll pick your up from your hotel in Cusco or Sacred Valley.
  • 3 hours and half travel by bus form Cusco to Pisqhakucho or km 82.
  • Trek for 6 -7 hours; along the trail, you’ll see Patallacata  and Willcaraqhay Inca ruins.

DAY 2: Dead Woman Pass

  • Get your breakfast at 06:30 a.m and start to trek at 07:00 a.m aproximately.
  • Past the higest pass of 4,200 masl called “Dead Woman Pass”
  • Stop at Pacaymayu for lunch
  • In the afternoon, trek over the second pass located at 4,000 masl
  • Along the trail, you’ll visit Runkuraqhay and Sayacmarka Inca Ruins
  • Today, the trek will last for 7–8 hours approximately.

DAY 3: Beautiful Day

  • Get your breakfast at 07:00 a.m and start the trek at 07:30 a.m approximately.
  • Trek through the original Inca Trail
  • Visit Phuyupatamarka, Intipata and Wñayhuayna Inca ruins.
  • Get your lunch at Wiñayhuayna which will be the campsite for today.
  • Trek for 5-6 hours approximately.

DAY 4: Machu Picchu Tour.

  • Today, you’ll have to wake up very early to start to trek at 05:30 a.m to see the sunrise over Machu Picchu.
  • Trek 1 hour and 30min from Wiñayhuayna to “Inti Punku” or Sungate from where you can see Machu Picchu.
  • Trek 30 minutes from “Inti Punku” to Machu Picchu.
  • 2 -3 hour tour whitnin Machu Picchu
  • Extra enough time to explore alone.
  • Bus down to “Aguas Calientes” for your lunch.
  • In the afternoon, take the train and return to Ollantaytambo train station and transfer to your hotel.
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Full Itinerary

THE INCA TRAIL ITINERARY

1st Day: Start the Lifetime Adventure

We will see you the first day at 5:30am in your hotel in Cusco; then travel by bus for 3:30 hours to Pisqhakucho or Km 82. The journey will take us cruising through mountain passages connecting the sacred valley of the Incas. After we arrive to Pisqhakucho we’ll start trekking on easy trail for 6 -7 hours.
Today we’ll visit the Inca ruins of Patallacta where you’ll see beautiful Inca terraces, Inca aqueducts and incredible Inca town located on the slope site of the mountain.
The trekking of today is mainly through the valley with wonderful mountain sceneries; it is easy walk.

  • Walking distance: 8.7 miles/14 km (6-7 hours)
  • Campsite altitude: 3300 meters (high) above sea level
  • Considered: Moderate day (getting used to the Inca Trail)
  • Weather: Warm and windy

2th Day: Dead Woman Pass

The second day’s trek covering 7 – 8 hours, we’ll trek up to the highest pass named “Dead woman’s pass” at 4,200m/13,779fts the trekking is hard due to the altitude; we recommended walk slowly. Once you are on the top you’ll be rewarded by splendid views: up many mountains and below several valleys.
From the pass we descend to the Pacaymayu Valley/river where we’ll enjoy our lunch and in the afternoon we’ll walk over the second pass at 4,000m.

Along the trail we’ll visit the Runkuraqhay Inca ruins, which probably was a”Tambo” in the time of the Incas; Tambo is a resting place for travellers.
We also w’ll visit the Inca ruins of “Sayacmarka” located on the top of a rocky mountain at 3,600masl. Sayacmarka is a beautiful Inca town where you can see leaving rooms, squares, streets, aqueducts, water fountains, etc.

Note: Make sure to carry 2-3 litres of water on today’s trek since there are no water points on this trail.

  • Walking distance: 9.94 miles/16 km (7-8 hours)
  • Campsite altitude: 3600 meters (high) above sea level (chilly weather)
  • Considered: Top day (you will have survived the two highest passes)
  • Area: Andes and Cloud Forest
  • Weather: Cold and rainy

3th Day: Beautiful Day

Today’s trek will take you through tropical Jungle with incredible views of the Andes and picturesque snow mountains. The hike will last for 6 -7 hours; the trail at the beginning is undulated and three hours after all the way down until the campsite of Wiñay wayna.

Along the trail we’ll visit the Inca ruins of Phuyupatamarka which was an Inca temple dedicated for water; where the Incas did a ceremony for this important element of the life; this region most time of the year is cloudy and some time with rain; this is probably the reason why the Incas build here this important temple.

Near the campsite there is other beautiful Inca ruins named Wiñay Wayna which we’ll explore after the lunch. Wiñaywayna conserves impressive Inca terraces for agriculture and beautiful Inca temple for the rainbow.

  • Walking distance: 6.2 miles/10km (5 hours)
  • Campsite altitude: 2.600 meters (high) above sea level (chilly weather)
  • Considered: Easy day – all downhill!
  • Area: High Cloud Forest
  • Weather: Warm and very humid

4th Day: Machu Picchu Tour

The wakeup call will be at 4:00am, your breakfast at 4:30am and at 5:15am we’ll start walking toward the sun gate from where we’ll see the first lights over Machu Picchu (if the weather allows us); then we continue down to Machu Picchu and take the classic pictures; the walk this morning will last for two hours.

We’ll explore Machu Picchu, here the guide will explain you all details and the history, after that you’ll have free time for further exploration; when you finish with Machu Picchu, we’ll take the bus down to the town of Aguas Calientes and enjoy lunch in one of the restaurants; after the lunch you can walk around the town; and at 4:30pm we’ll take the train and return to Ollantaytambo train station from where we’ll transfer you to Cusco.

  • Considered: The most exciting and magical day
  • Area: High Cloud and Subtropical Forest
  • Weather: Hot and very humid (bring lots of water)

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Price

Daily Departure
Price: US$ 650 pp. Group Service

PRIVATE PRICE SERVICE

Daily departure
2 People US$ 750 pp.
3 People US$ 675 pp.
4 People US$ 645 pp.
5 People US$ 615 pp.

The prices INCLUDES the combined Inca Trail trek permit and Machu Picchu entrance fee of 252 Peruvian Soles (S/.292 + S/.60 sales tax) which is about US$108, bus from Machu Picchu to “Aguas Calientes” (US$12), return on tourist train from “Aguas Calientes” to Ollantaytambo Expedition Service (US$75), Bus from Ollantaytambo to Cusco (US$15) and all local sales taxes (18%). There are no hidden charges in our trek prices. For full details what’s includes see below. The price includes all credit card & PayPal transfer fees within the cost of the trek.

OPTIONAL EXTRAS THAT YOU CAN HIRE FROM US

  • We can hire the following to you.
  • Porter to carry your personal things 6 kilos in duffel bags that we provide (US$60 for the entire trip)
  • Sleeping Bag suitable for – 10° US$25 for the entire trip.
  • Walking stick lightweight aluminum ($2.00 per day, per stick) two sticks are recommended for tough hikes.

AVAILABLE DISCOUNTS (these discounts are not cumulative)

  • Students: US$ 25.00 (students require a valid International Student Identity Card. Please beware that Youth Travel Cards are not valid)
  • Teenagers: US$ 20.00 (up to 15 years of age, passport copy required for all bookings)
  • Children: US$ 45.00 (up to 10 years of age, passport copy required for all bookings)

PHYSICAL CONDITION & EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS

The Inca Trail to Machu Picchu is a moderate trek suitable for passionate walkers who have the ability to walk at least 6-7 hours a day with a light backpack. In some days we might even need to walk for 7 to 8 hours. Walking in higher altitudes is more physically demanding than walking in the lower altitudes; however, if we are in excellent health with average physical fitness, have a positive attitude and strong determination, we can accomplish the Inca Trail to Machu Picchu successfully. Exercising and jogging regularly is good idea to enhance our strength and stability. Past hiking experience would be an asset but no technical skill is required for this trip.

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THE INCA TRAIL INCLUDES

  • Transportation: Transfer from your hotel in our Tourist bus to Piscakucho (km 82), starting point of the trek – Bus down from Machu Picchu to “Aguas Calientes”. Tourist train Expeditions class from Machu Picchu to Cusco. Transfer from the train station to your hotel.
  • Entrance Fee: For Inca Trail and Machu Picchu.
    Meals: 3 breakfasts, 3 hot lunches, 3 hot dinners delicious meals; food includes pancakes, omelettes, soups, fresh fruit, avocado, pasta, chicken, fish, meat, rice, all rich in carbohydrates and suitable for trekking, hot drinks including coca leaf tea which is excellent for the altitude. Teatime every day (tea, coffee, biscuits, popcorn), we offer vegetarian option, we’ll provide available boil water each morning for your water bottles.
  • Guide: Licensed bilingual tour guide (2 guides over 8 people)
    General Porters: For camping equipment, food and kitchen gears.
  • Camping Equipment: We provide 4 season tents, four people capacity tents for two people, Therm-a-rest, dinning room tent, kitchen tent, toilet tent, seats, tables, tent for the and porters, kitchen gear and backpacks, warm clothes and life insurance for the porters.
  • Others Items: First-aid kit, oxygen bottle.

EXCLUDED

  • Breakfast: Breakfast on the first morning; some hotels offer early morning breakfast. If not, we stop at the town of Ollantaytambo where you can have breakfast and purchase some items for the trek.
  • Meals: Lunch in the town of “Aguas Calientes” on the final day, you must consider a budget from US$15.00 to US$25.00 for this meal. Entrance to the thermal baths in “Aguas Calientes” (optional) US$ 3.00
  • Extra Porter: To carry your personal items (7kg) in duffel bags that we provide US$ 50.00 for the entire trek.
  • Sleeping bag: can be rented in our office for US$ 20.00 for the entire trek (every sleeping bag is washed prior to each use).
  • Others: The optional night in the town of “Aguas Calientes”, we will assist you on this, but you must let us to know in advance and change you train tickets for the next day.
    Tips for the staff.

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2-Day Inca Trail to Machu Picchu

July 3rd, 2017 | ROUTES | 1 Comment

Experience the best 2-day Inca Trail Trekking to Machu Picchu with authorized Tour Operator Company!…

2-Day Inca Trail is often known as the “short Inca Trail”; it brings you to trek through the most pristine region in Peru. The 2-Day Inca Trail is an adventure tour package which perfectly combines the awesome experience of trekking and enjoying the viewpoints of Machu Picchu. Definitely, reaching to the highest part of Machu Picchu would be any trekkers dream. Yet, not all trek enthusiasts get the chance to experience the Inca Trail because of time constraint. For those who are seeking trek to Machu Picchu in short time can go for our 2-Day Inca Trail.

Short Inca Trail or 2-Day Inca Trail is perfect for those who don’t want to spend much time in the mountains; but still want to enjoy the wonderful mountain scenery and feel the energy of the Mother Nature. The trip was designed for travelers with altitude difficulties and interested in trekking through the wonderful trail accompanied by awesome landscape.

This trek starts at the zone of “Chachabamba” or Km104 (104 kilometers along the railway from Cusco); involves a four-hour walk uphill to the Inca ruins of “Wiñaywayna” and two hours further to Machu Picchu; making it ideal for trekkers wanting to experience at least a part of the Classic Inca Trail; but haven’t got the time (or energy) to complete the full 4-day trek. The second day, very early take a bus up to Machu Picchu and see the sunrise before you receive a 2 -3 hours tour within Machu Picchu.

To making  reservation 2-Day Inca Trail with SUNRISE PERU TREK it is important to read Here: Faq’s

2-Day Inca Trail
A wonderful view of the Urubamba Canyon seen it from Wiñayhuayna – 2-day Inca trail

Overview

At a Glance

  • Tour Timing: 2 days and 1 night.
  • Starting and Ending Point: Cusco Hotel
  • Departure Dates: Daily Departure group service and private service.
  • Type of Tour: Trekking and Cultural.
  • Transport: Train, trekking and bus.
  • My Own Room: If you are a single traveler and would prefer to have your own single room throughout this trip, please be sure to advise us during the online booking process (Extra US$ 25 per person and per night).

Highlights for 2-day Inca Trail

  • The 2-Day Inca Trail to Machu Picchu still allows you to visit beautiful and mysterious Inca ruins like: Chachabamba, Wiñay wayna Choquesuysuy, Inti Punku and Machu Picchu.
  • Enjoy lunch at Wiñay wayna before continue the hike to the Sun Gate for your first view of the Lost City of the Incas.
  • You will continue down to Aguas Calientes village and have dinner in a restaurant then accommodation in a hotel.
  • For those who want a small taste of hiking the Andes, this 1 day hike with the next day spent at Machu Picchu is the best option

2-Day Inca Trail Deascription

The 2-Day Inca Trail to Machu Picchu is highly recommended for customers with short of time and for those who don’t want to camp but still have a “taste” of the Inca Trail to Machu Picchu; the trek starts at the zone of “Chachabamba” known as the Km 104 (2,100 masl); this trek is perfect for people with altitude difficulties and great alternative for families; here there is not limit for age.

2-Day Inca Trail is 11km approximately; from the begin at 2,100 masl and climb up gradually to “Wiñaywayna”  and important Inca Complex located at 2,600 masl which takes 3-4 hours of spectaculars views and other Inca sites along the road.  From Wiñaywayna, the trek will continue two more hours to Machu Picchu form where we’ll take a bus and descent to the town of “Aguas Calientes”; hotel accommodation.

Guaranteed departures

 2-Day Inca Trail

All departures of 2-Day Inca Trail are guaranteed, so once you’ve booked you can be sure you’re going! This guarantee gives you the confidence to book all of your travel arrangements and simply look forward to your holiday.

Brief itinerary for 2-day Inca Trail

DAY 1: Ride to Chachabamba and trek to Machu Picchu

  • Early pick up from your hotel: from Cusco at 04:30 a.m, from Ollantaytambo at 05:45 a.m.
  • 1:45 hour-travel by train from Ollantaytambo train station to km. 82.
  • Trek for 6 -7 hours until Machu Picchu.
  • Take a Bus from Machu Picchu to “Aguas Calientes”.
  • Hotel Accommodation.

DAY 2: Explore Machu Picchu

  • Early breakfast.
  • Take a bus to for 25 minutes up to Machu Picchu.
  • 2 -3 hour tour within Machu Picchu.
  • Free time for further exploration of Machu Picchu, (optional climb the Huayna Picchu Mountain).
  • Return by trail to Ollantaytambo train station and transfer to your hotel in Cusco.

Detailed Itenerary

2-DAY INCA TRAIL ITINERARY

DAY 1: First walking day: Cusco – 104 Km – Wiñaywayna – Machu Picchu – “Aguas Calientes”

We starts at 04:30 a.m. When we pick you up from your hotel in Cusco and transfer you to the train station of Ollantaytambo (we recommended stay the night before at the town of Ollantaytambo). From the train station of ollantaytambo we travel 1:45 hours by train to trailhead at Kilometer 104 or Chachabamba. Then we continue to trek over the bridge when suddenly we will find the checkpoint and show the passports and the permission for the Inca Trail.

We carry on 3 hours climb the hillside leaving the woods for open grassland till lunch time. The trail crosses through a nice waterfall and then arrive to the impressive Wiñayhuyna Inca ruins; we’ll continue walking slowly following the ancient Inca Trail and getting the best view of the Urubamba Canyon and passing the cloud forest up to the final pass named Inti Punku or Sun Gate (2,750 masl).

From the Inti Punku, we will have impressive scenery of Machu Picchu and Wayna Picchu; The we continue to descend to Machu Picchu. The first day, we won’t visit Machu Picchu so that we must take the bus down to the town of “Aguas calientes” and have accommodation in the hotel.

Meals: L-D
Accommodation: Hotel
Maximum Altitude: 7,700 m
Minimum Altitude: 2,000 m (Town of “Aguas Calientes”)
Distance Travelled: 11 km approx
Approximate Walking Time: 6-7 hours

DAY 2: Machu Picchu Tour: “Aguas Calientes” – Machu Picchu – Cusco

Wake up at 04.50 a.m and take the first bus at approximately 05:30 a.m. Arrive at Machu Picchu’s gate before 06:00 a.m when the Park is opened. This time is still not so crowded, so we take advantage of the tranquility of this sacred site.

Guided Tour of Machu Picchu will be for 2-3 hours at his enigmatic and mysterious site; during this time, we will visit the agricultural sector and mainly the urban sector; where we will visit the Temple of the Water, Temple of the Mother Earth, Temple of the Sun, the Main Temple or Wiracocha’s Temple, the Temple of the Three Windows or the Andean Cosmology Temple, The Inti Watana or Sundial, the Temple of the Mountain and the Temple of the Condor and other interesting places.

After the tour, you will have extra free time to explore by yourself or climbing to Huayna Picchu (see additional information if you want to purchase a permit for Huayna Picchu). Around 01-02:00 p.m take the bus down to “Aguas Calientes” for your return train. (Bus tickets will cost you $12 not included, most people like to walk this old Inca Trail down to “Aguas Calientes”).

The train departs from “Aguas Calientes” later in the afternoon at 05:00 p.m to Ollantaytambo, and then 1 hour and 45 minutes, transfer to Cusco and to your hotel arriving at 09:00 p.m approximately.

Meals: B

What is the cost?

PRICE INFORMATION:

The Price per person: US$ 450
Group service

Additional options
  • One very popular option that you should include in this tour is the Sacred Valley tour; that gives you the option to stay the night before near the train station of Ollantaytambo.
  • Huaynapicchu climb. – After your tour within Machu Picchu you can climb the Mountain of Huaynapicchu, for this you’ll need an entrance fee extra US$ 60 per person.

After your guided tour at Machu Picchu:

  • Walk the amazing Inca bridge trail after your tour, not necessary to book or pay any fee.
  • Explore to the Temple of the Condor and the Temple of the three windows.
  • Visit again the famous Intiwatana, the Inca calendar or sacred rock.
  • Explore the Sun temple or tower and the ceremonial altar on the middle top rock.
  • If your interest is climbing Huayna Pichhu please book and pay in advance. See the availability

Photo Gallery

Begining point of the 2-day Inca Trail
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The Inca ruins of Wiñay wayna along the route of the 2-Day Inca Trail

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2-DAY INCA TRAIL INCLUDES:

  • Pre-departure briefing at your Hotel or in our office time will be confirmed on your arrival to Cusco.
  • Pick-up from your hotel at 04:30 a.m.
  • Private transport to Ollantaytambo Train Station.
  • Expedition class train to Km 104 (starting point of the trek).
  • Entrance fee for the trail and Machu Picchu.
  • Permits for the 2-Day Inca Trail to Machu Picchu.
  • Walk with an excellent English speaking guide.
  • 1 Lunchbox, 1 Dinner, 1 Breakfast.
  • Private room for 2 or 3 people in hotel with Shower and bathroom.
  • 2 bus tickets (Machu Picchu-“Aguas Calientes”-Machupicchu)
  • Expedition class return train to Ollantaytambo and transport to Cusco.
  • Personal Travel Advisor assigned for you to customize the rest of your Peru Trip.

EXCLUDED

  • Bus down from Machupicchu to “Aguas Calientes” on 2nd Day US$ 9
    (or a Downhill walk for 45 minutes to “Aguas Calientes”)
  • Dinner on the 2nd Day
  • Drinks, snacks or water
  • Tips for your guide are not mandatory.
  • Admission fee for Huayna Picchu $60
  • Hot spring pools 10 soles (optional).

WE RECOMMENDED THAT YOU BRING:

  • LUGGAGE STORAGE AND LOAD LIMITS.- During the 2-Day Inca Trail to or other trek, your main luggage will be stored in your hotel in Cusco
  • You should bring a day pack in which you can carry personal belongings such as your camera, water and sun screen etc.
  • Your Original Passport.
  • Student card ISIC (if applicable).
  • You only need to carry a small daypack.
  • Water to drink 1 liter.
  • Camera, rain jacket in rainy season – Nov. to Jan
  • Basic toiletries
  • Hat or cap for the sun, essential
  • Sun scream with sun protection
  • Insect repellent for mosquitoes (Malaria or Yellow fever not been reported)
    Comfortable hiking boots.
  • Money in soles or dollars. ATM’s or cash machines and travelers cheques in “Aguas Calientes” are more expensive to change.

2-Day Inca Trail location

Inca Trail Trek

July 3rd, 2017 | ROUTES | 0 Comments

Inca Trail Trek known to the western world by Machu Picchu; home of the world’s wonder inscribed in the UNESCO list as the word heritage; obviously has some of the best trekking in the world.

The Inca Trail Trek in Peru are gentle walking in hills, mountains, with great mountain nature, tropical and sub-tropical forested lands, hills up and valleys down with visit to the great Inca settlements and rural lif; typical mountain people; enjoying with their culture, traditions, so you would have a best experience of hiking/ walking/ trekking the Inca Trail Trek to Machu Picchu in Peru than nowhere else.

The Inca Trail Trek is safe; anyone from any countries; any gender could walk the Inca Trail Trek safely without any trouble at all. At “Sunrise Peru Trek”; we do have a very safe approach for the safety trekking, comfort, flexibility and have a safety precaution for the Acute Mountain Sickness (AMS); so our safe trekking set up to your trip ensure you a great trip.

The word’s famous Inca Trail Trek; offers cultural and natural highlights as well beautiful wilderness surroundings and leaves its visitors speechless!; you will experience an array of indigenous wildlife; geological wonders; the Inca ruins of an ancient civilization; and some of the best mountain vistas and panoramas in the world. The hills are home to the most wonderful wildflower blooms; that transform this landscape into an explosion of color; definitely an unforgettable sight. Inca Trail Trek attracts trekkers from all over the world to enjoy the marvels of the pristine environment and to get up close and personal with the new wonder of the world.

At Glance

  • LOCATION: It’s Located in the National park of Machu Picchu at 100km from the city of Cusco in the southeast of Peru.
  • DISTANCE: The Inca Trail to Machu Picchu is 26mls or 45 km starting at Pisqhakucho and ending at Machu Picchu Inca Sanctuary.
  • ALTITUDE: The Inca Trail starts at an altitude of 2,750m, ascends up to 4,200m the famous “Dead woman pass” and descends to Machu Picchu at 2,400m.
  • RESTRICTIONS:
    To hike the Inca Trail to Machu Picchu everybody needs a permit from the Peruvian government; which means, make your reservation 3 or 4 months in advance.
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Inca Trail Trek Permits & Campsites

Since the year 2000, the Peruvian government has strictly limited the number of Inca Trail trekkers to Machu Picchu (permits are issued to about 190 trekkers per day plus 310 porters & guides); is highly recommendable to make a trek reservations as early as possible. For booking will be very important to provide group details (names, passport numbers, ages and nationality) and you are sure about your trek departure date since these details cannot be changed after we have bought your trek permit.

The camping sites are designated once you are in the trail; there are several camping sites and all of the get toilets and clean water to prepare the food. The most requested campsite is the last camp located near the Inca ruins of Wiñaywayna, because is located at 2-hours from Machu Picchu. People who book early can get this campsite or you can get the campsite located at 10 km from Machu Picchu in the zone named as a Phuyupatamarka.

How to Book the Inca Trail Trek to Machu Picchu?

The government has limited the number of trekkers to 500 for the 4-day trek and 250 for the 2- trek; is strongly recommended to reserve long in advance. If you are hoping to hike the Inca Trail to Machu Picchu for next year, 2018 – 2019, then you must start booking the trip now. According the new government regulation for the Inca trail from official SERNAMP or Culture of Minister, permits for the next season started being released on October 5th, and some days for March, April, May and June are filling up quickly, so, in order to avoid dissepiments we recommend you to book it as soon as possible .

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