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Inca Trail to Machu Picchu 4D / 3N

Itinerary

Day 1: Cusco – km-82 – Wayllabamba

Very early in the morning we pick you up at 6:00 a.m fromyour hotel by bus that will take us to kilometer 82, arriving at about 10:30 a.m. to meet the entire team of professionals who will make your trip a success. Then we will begin our trek. This first day is beautiful and the first few miles are easy to walk. We will have the beautiful sight of the snow-capped Veronica peak and will also be walking near the Vilcanota River until arriving at the Llactapata archaeological complex, where we will have lunch and later continue up to our first camp at Wayllabamba where will overnight after a restorative dinner.

  • Meals: Lunch, Snacks, Afternoon Tea Time & Dinner
  • Accommodation: Camping facilities
  • Distance: 10kms/6.miles (6 hours more or less of hiking)
  • Difficulty: Easy/Moderate

Day 2: Wayllabamba – Warmiwañusca – Pacaymayo

After having breakfast starts the most difficult, but not impossible, part of the trek towards the highest part of the Inca Trail, where you will have an amazing panoramic view of the whole area, where you will be able to observe the different types of micro-climates existing in the area. After a 3-hour trek, we will pass the clearing called Warmiwañiusca or dead woman, at about 4.200 m ASL. Here you will have the enormous satisfaction of reaching the highest point of the entire Inca Trail. After this fabulous experience, we will have lunch to then continue descending to Pacaymayo, where we will have dinner and overnight.

  • Meals: Breakfast, Water, Lunch, Snacks, Afternoon Tea Time & Dinner
  • Accommodation: Camping facilities
  • Distance: 11 kms/7miles (6 – 7 hours more or less of hiking)
  • Difficulty: Moderate/challenge

Day 3: Pacaymayo – Wiñayhuayna

After breakfast, we will start trekking up to the second most important Inca Trail pass at 3.950 m.a.s.l, until arriving at the Runkurakay archaeological site where we will have a guided tour throughout the complex as well as the Sayacmarca citadel. After the guided tour, we will continue our trek up to another important monument, the Puyupatamarka archaeological site, where we will have lunch. After a short break, we will continue on our trek until getting to the last Wiñay Huayna (forever young) camp, where we will have a guided tour of this impressive archaeological site. After the tour, we will have dinner and our last overnight.

  • Meals: Breakfast, Water, Lunch, Snacks, Afternoon Tea Time & Dinner
  • Accommodation: Camping facilities & hot shower
  • Distance: 16kms/10 miles (10 hours more or less of hiking)
  • Difficulty: Moderate

Day 4: Wiñayhuayna – Machu Picchu – Cusco

After breakfast, we will continue our trek very early so as to be on time to see the sunrise at Machu Picchu. After a one-hour trek, we will pass through Inti Punku or Puerta Del Sol, also known as the entrance gate to Machu Picchu, where you will have an amazing panoramic view of the entire citadel. After this experience, we will visit the Inca citadel surroundings for about 3 hours, visiting the main sites such as precincts, plazas, Sacred fountains, Temples, the farming and urban sector. After our guided tour, you will have free time to take photos, etc. We will later reunite with the rest of the group to take the bus to the town of Aguas Calientes. In the afternoon we will return to Cusco by train. End of our services.

  • Meals: Breakfast
  • Distance: 6 kms / 3.7 miles
  • Difficulty: Easy

Inclusions

Included:

  • Pick up from the hotel in Cusco.
  • Bus to kilometer 82 at the trek start.
  • Bus tickets down from Machu Picchu to Aguas Calientes.
  • Entrance tickets to Inca Trail and Machu Picchu.
  • Tourist train ticket from Aguas Calientes to Ollantaytambo.
  • Transfer from Ollantaytambo to Cusco.
  • Tent or tents (quad tent for two people), mattresses or mats.
  • Porters (only for tents, lunch and camping equipment).
  • First aid kit; oxygen tank.
  • Veggie option (no extra charge).
  • Meals: 3 Breakfast, 3 Lunches and 3 Dinners.

Not included:

  • First breakfast (first day)
  • Last lunch (fourth day) at the end of the tour.
  • Tips.
  • Personal expenses.
  • Huayna Picchu entrance ticket (USD 75)
  • Sleeping bag

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