Inca Trail Discovery – 7 days

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QUICK OVERVIEW

Hiking through the sacred land of the Incas to
Machu Picchu:
Explore Cusco’s historic centre, Speak Quechua with
Sacred Valley locals, Trek the trail that once linked the Inca Empire, Experience awe
at a Machu Picchu sunrise, Peruse Peru’s colonial and Inca architecture.

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Day by Day Itinerary

Type Service: Group Tour
Itinerary: Fixed
Destinations: Cuzco, Machu Picchu
Activities: Trekking and Walking,Cultural and History

Day 1 – Arrival to Cusco / Sightseeing Tour

Upon arrival reception, assistance and transfer to the
hotel, free morning to get acclimatized
At 1:30pm pick up from the Hotel; guided sightseeing
tour in Cusco like Koricancha temple of Sun the most important shrines during the
Incas time. Visit the Cathedral the most imposing church at the main square. The
tour keeps going to Sacsayhuaman, this site is a megalithic work made by the Incas;
it stands on a hill looming over the city to the north-yet even these enormous stones
are filled with that extraordinary Inca perfection. The next sightseeing is named
Qenqo, it shows a singular limestone outcrop, which was used to religious cult. The
tour finishes visiting Puca Pucara and Tambomachay. Overnight at Cusco
Hotel
Meals Included: Breakfast


Day 2 – Cusco / Sacred Valley of the Incas

Breakfast at the hotel; this tour is a full day visit to the
impressive Sacred Valley of the Incas, covering the visit Pisaq and Ollantaytambo
archaeological sites. The first visit at the village of Qorao where is possible to take beautiful pictures of the landscapes from a lookout site. The next visiting is Pisaq
(archaeological site and Indian market). Lunch at Sacred Valley, after lunch, visit the
Inca Fortress and Citadel of Ollantaytambo, built to guard the entrance to this part of
the Valley, and protect it from possible invasion from the tribes in the Lower jungle.
The Fortress consists of a series of stepped carved stone terraces accessed by long
staircases. In the afternoon back to Cusco and overnight
Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch


Day 3 – Cusco / Km 82 / Wayllabamba

Breakfast at your hotel; Classic Inca Trail to Machu
Picchu 4 day, pick up from your Hotel at 6:00am drive to Km 82 which is the starting
point of the Inca Trail. We begin our hike by crossing the bridge over the Urubamba
River and walking along its left shore as it flows northwest. Following the trail along a
flat terrain, we arrive in Miskay (2800m/9184ft), to then ascend and finally see, from
the tallest part of an overlook, the impressive Inca city of Llactapata (2650m/8692ft).
We continue trekking along the valley created by the Kusichaca River, gradually
climbing for about five hours until we reach the community of Wayllabamba
(3000m/9840ft), where we set our first camp.
Meals Included: Box-lunch, Dinner
Total distance: 12 km (7, 47 miles)
Estimated walking time: 5-6 hours
Maximum altitude point: 3,000 m (9,840 ft)


Day 4 – Wayllabamba / Pacaymayu

Breakfast early morning; we begin the most difficult
part of the trek, which consists of an abrupt and steep ascent that stretches for 9 km
along this climb. On the way to the first mountain pass, the Abra Warmihuañusca
(Dead Woman´s Pass – 4200m/13776ft), we may see domesticated llamas and
alpacas grazing on ichu, one of the few plants that grow at high altitude. We also
cross an area of the so called cloud forest, which is the habitat for many different
kinds of birds like hummingbirds and sparrows, and the Andean bear. We advise that
on this day specially, your daypack is well stocked with candies, chocolates and
coca leaves that will keep your sugar level high, and help with altitude sickness. After
the pass, we descend into the Pacaymayu valley (3600m/11808ft), where we
camp.
Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Total distance: 11 km (6, 84 miles)
Estimated walking time: 6-7 hours
Maximum altitude point: 4,200 m (13,776 ft)

Day 5 – Pacaymayu / Wiñay Wayna

After breakfast; we ascend again past the small Inca
site of Runkuracay (3970m/13022ft). As we reach the second pass, the landscape
opens onto spectacular new views to the snow peaks of the Pumasillo range. Then
we descend towards Yanacocha and enter the cloud forest to finally arrive at
Sayacmarca (3624m/11887ft). This is a beautiful complex made up of a semicircular
construction, enclosures at different levels, narrow streets, liturgical fountains, patios
and irrigation canals. Continuing up an easy climb to the third pass Abra
Phuyupatamarca (3700m/12136ft), we go through an Inca tunnel to later arrive at the
aforementioned pass and down to the complex of the same name. Continue our trek
down the long descending stone steps that lead us to Wiñaywayna (2650m/8692ft),
an impressive Inca complex made up of an agricultural center with numerous
terraces, a religious sector and an urban sector, close to which our camp is
located.
Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Total distance: 16 km (9, 94 miles)
Estimated walking time: 8 hours
Maximum altitude point: 3,900 m (12,792 ft)


Day 6 – Wiñay wayna / Machu Picchu

Breakfast very early; we wake up at 4:00am an hour
later and climb to the Inti Punku (Sun Gate) from this fabulous spot, we may see the
sunrise over the sacred citadel of Machu Picchu 2,400 m (7,872 ft). From here we
descend into Machu Picchu, 40 minutes later we enter the citadel from the highest
point through the “House of the Guardians”. We then descend to the control point
where we register ourselves and leave our backpacks. We immediately begin a
complete guided tour of the Inca citadel that will take approximately two hours. You
will then have free time to walk around, climb the Wayna Picchu Mountain, where
one can experience spectacular views of all of Machu Picchu, the valleys and
mountains that surround it, or visit the Temple of the Moon or the impressive Inca
Bridge. In the afternoon, we meet in the town of Aguas Calientes where we take the
train back to Poroy Train Station and transfer to your Cusco hotel. Overnight at
Cusco Hotel
Meals Included: Breakfast
Total distance: 4 km (2, 49 miles)
Estimated walking time: 2 hours
Maximum altitude point: 2,700 m (8,829 ft)


Day 7 – Depart Cusco

Breakfast at the hotel; transfer to the airport for departure flight to Lima
Meals Included: Breakfast

Includes

  • All mentioned transport
  • Double or single room in the selected hotel with breakfast
  • Entrance to parks and cultural sights
  • Guided visits and mentioned excursions
  • English/Spanish speaking guide to accompany visits and excursions
  • All transfers
  • Meals as indicated in the itinerary
  • Train tickets Expedition Class

Not included

  • International airfares
  • Domestic flights
  • Airport departure (US$ 30 per person for international flights and US$ 6.5
    for national flights) taxes or visa fees
  • Excess baggage charges
  • Additional nights during the trip due to flight cancellations
  • Alcoholic beverages or bottled water
  • Snacks
  • Insurance of any kind
  • Laundry
  • Phone calls
  • Radio calls or messages
  • Reconfirmation of flights and items of personal nature personal
    equipment
  • Sleeping bag
  • Obligatory personal insurance and meals which are not mentioned
  • Sleeping bag

Optional Services

  • Upgrade the train to Vistadome Class: add US$ 25
  • Extra porter for Inca Trail (usually 1 porter between 2 persons is enough): add US$ 130
  • Sleeping bag during the tour ( -10°C): add US$ 24

 

 

 

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