Inca Trail 4 days 3 nights

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Inca Trail 4 days 3 nights

  • Hike the original path used by the Incas to get to Machu Picchu

  • Excellent traditional meals made by expert chefs

  • Bilingual, local guide with extensive knowledge leading the way to the Inca citadel

The Inca Trail is one of the most beautiful and important trails in South America. Along its more than 40 kilometers, it has impressive Incas ruins, mountainous landscape, cloud forests and a diverse flora and fauna. The ancient inhabitants of Tahuantinsuyo used this route to pilgrimage to the sacred city of Mach Picchu. Follow their tracks and make your visit to Cusco an unforgettable experience.

AVAILABILITY

All year round

DURATION

4 days

START LOCATION

Cuzco hotel and hostel pick up

END LOCATION

Plaza San Francisco and Avenida del Sol

OPERATOR NAME

HAKU TRAVEL

START TIME

05:30

Minimum PLACES

2

DETAILED DESCRIPTION

DAY 1: CUSCO – LLAQTAPATA – HUAYLLABAMBA

We will pick you up from your hotel around 5:00 am to head towards km 82 where we will begin our trek, ascending for 3 hours, or 10km until arriving at the archaeological site of Llactapata. We will enjoy lunch, and trek for 30 minutes or 1km approximately to Huayllabamba, an isolated Andean community. In the afternoon we will get ready for camping and around 7:00 pm dinner will be made, vegetarian options are available.

• Transfer by Bus to KM 82: 2 hours with 30 minutes by transport from Cusco approximately.
• Walking distance: 10.89 km approximately from km 82 to Wayllabamba.
• Walking distance: approximately 5 hours.
• Climate: temperate.
• Maximum altitude: 3,000 meters.
• Minimum altitude: 2.800 meters.

DAY 2: HUAYLLABAMBA – WARMIWAÑUSCA - PACAYMAYO

Early in the morning we will have breakfast and get ready to continue along the trail, ascending for approx. 4 hours (10km), to the peak of Warmiwañusca (4200mt). From here we will observe a variety of ecosystems ranging from dry puna (mountain grasslands) to the high jungle.

After lunch, around 2:00 pm, we will descend 3 hours (9km) into the Pacaymayo Valley. We will go over wooden bridges, through tunnels making our way up and down rocky steps. We will set up camp near the river and have our dinner.

• Walking distance: 7.10 kilometers from Wayllabamba/4.40 miles approximately
• Climate: cold.
• Walking time: 5 hours with approximately 30 minutes.
• Activities: trekking, sightseeing.
• Maximum altitude: 3.600 meters.
• Minimum altitude: 3,000 meters.

DAY 3: PACAYMAYO – PUYAPATAMARKA – WIÑAYHUAYNA

Early in the morning, we will have our breakfast and then descend 45 minutes exploring the archaeological complex of Runkurakay and the Inca citadel Sayacmarca. We then head towards Puya Patamarka where we will have lunch and continue walking for 2 hours until arriving at the archaeological site Wiñay Huayna. If booked a minimum 6 months prior, we will have a chance to set up our camp there and afterwards our dinner will be served around 7:00pm. If there is no possibility to stay in Wiñayhuayna, we will camp in Puyapatamarka.

• Walking distance: 10.94 kilometers from Wayllabamba / 6.80 miles approximately
• Climate: cold.
• Walking time: 5 hours with approximately 30 minutes.
• Activities: trekking, sightseeing.
• Maximum altitude: 3.600 meters.
• Mínimum altitude: 2.700 meters.

DAY 4: WIÑAYHUAYNA – MACHU PICCHU – AGUAS CALIENTES – CUSCO

We get ready around 5:00 am and after breakfast we will hike for 1 hour ascending through the high jungle to Inti Punku, "The Gate of the Sun". This is an alternative access to Machu Picchu, and you will have impressive views of the entire archaeological marvel. After the arrival to Machu Picchu, we have a 2 hour guided tour, visiting the main sites and afterward, you will have some free time to explore.

Late in the afternoon we will walk down to Aguas Calientes where we all meet at the train station 30 minutes before departure to Ollantaytambo where our private bus will take us back to Cusco. Our journey ends close to Plaza San Francisco and Avenida del Sol.

Note: If you want to climb Huayna Picchu or Montaña Machu Picchu, you need to book at least three month prior. This activity is optional (Price USD 70).

• Distance traveled: approximately 7.29 km/4.53 miles
• Walking distance: approx. 4 hours.
• Guided tour to Machu Picchu: 2.5 hours
• Transfer to Cusco: 3 hours by train and bus from Aguas Calientes.
• Climate: Hot Tropical.
• Maximum altitude: 2.700 M.A.S.L.
• Minimum altitude: 2.490 M.A.S.L.

TOUR TICKETS (MAY VARY BY DATE)
Ticket Price(USD)
ADULT (TRAIN EXPEDITION - RETURN) 680.00 (USD)
ADULT (TRAIN VISTADOME - RETURN) 720.00 (USD)
INCLUDED

- Entrance ticket to the Inca Trail and Machu Picchu
- Meals as indicated in the program: 3 lunches, 3 dinners, 3 breakfasts - (vegetarian options available)
- Transfer from Cusco to Km. 82 (the beginning of the trek)
- Train ticket from Aguas Calientes to Ollantaytambo
- Transfer from Ollantaytambo to Cusco
- Porters to carry our camping equipment
- Chairs and dining tables
- Tents for 2 and mattresses
- Roomy dining tent
- Private cook and assistants
- First aid kit
- A professional bilingual guide specialized in the Inca Trail
- Bus Down From Machu Picchu to Aguas Calientes.

NOT INCLUDED

- Sleeping Bags
- Breakfast on the first day, lunch and dinner on the last day
- Tips/gratuities for the porters and guide
- Entrance ticket to Huayna Picchu, only if booked at least three months prior ( $70)

RECOMMENDED

- 1 lightweight backpack per person
- Sweater and thick jacket, long and short pants, long sleeve shirts
- Binoculars
- Personal care items
- Sunblock with a UV minimum 40
- Walking shoes or tennis Shoes
- Insect repellent
- Hat or cap
- Rain coat
- Bottle of water
- Toilet paper
- Lantern
- Sunglasses
- Camera with extra batteries and memory card
- Cash (Soles)

CANCELLATION POLICY

Cancellation or changes to this tour:

Once booked it is not possible to make changes or cancel this tour.

This is one of the most sought-after tours in the world. The strict policies on entry tickets, trail permits, and train tickets mean under no circumstances if it possible to offer a refund or name change on this tour.

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