MACHUPICCHU INCA TRAIL 4D/3N
The Inca Trail to Machupicchu is known as one of the best treks over the world thanks to its extraordinary beauty and wonderful natural surroundings, it is a spectacular experience that must be done, at least once in a lifetime. It has 42 km (26 mi) trekking distance from km 82 to the Citadel of Machu Picchu. People from all over the world come to Peru just to do it.
DAY 1 CUSCO – WAYLLABAMBA
Very early in the morning we pick you up from your hotel and drive to kilometer 82, we will arrive approx. at 11:00 am, and begin our walk. This day is beautiful and quite easy to do, the first few kilometers are the easy ones. We will have an amazing view of the snow-capped Verónica and also walk close by the Vilcanota river until we arrive to the archaeological site of Llactapata, where we will have lunch. Later we will continue all the way to our first camp in Wayllabamba, where we will enjoy a delicious dinner.
DAY 2 WAYLLABAMBA – WARMIWAÑUSCA – PACAYMAYO
After a good breakfast we start the most difficult part of the trek, but not impossible, we will walk to the highest point of the Inca Trail to have an incredible panoramic view of the whole area and you will be able to see the different types of microclimates that exists in the area. After 3 hours of steady ascent up we will arrive to Warmiwañusca or Dead Woman pass (4,200 masl/13800 ft) Here you will have the biggest satisfaction of have been reached the highest point of the entire Inca Trail. After this fabulous experience we will enjoy a deserving lunch and then continue descending until Pacaymayo where we will have dinner and spend the night.
DAY 3 PACAYMAYO – PHUYUPATAMARCA – WIÑAYHUAYNA
After breakfast we will start our trek until we ascend to the second most important pass of the Inca Trail which is at 3,850 m.a.s.l (12640 ft), the Runkarakay archaeological complex, where we will have a tour of the entire complex as well as the Sayacmarca citadel. After the tour we will continue until we reach the archaeological complex of Phuyupatamarca, another important site, here we will have lunch. After our break we will walk all the way to Wiñayhuayna (always young) have a tour here of this impressive archaeological complex and finally have dinner and spend the last night in our camp.
DAY 4 WIÑAYHUAYNA – MACHUPICCHU – CUSCO
So, this day begins as well with a great breakfast, to have the energy to do the last day of trek, in order to arrive on time and appreciate the sunrise at Machupichu we will star quite early. After an hour of walking we will pass through the Inti Punku or Sun Gate, also known as the gateway to Machupicchu, where you will be able to appreciate the most impressive panoramic view of the whole citadel. After this experience, we will explore most of the Inca citadel, visiting the main sites such as, the temple of the sun, squares, sacred buildings, temples, the agricultural and urban area for about 3 hours. After our tour, you will be able to have some free time, so you can explore a little bit more and take more photos. Then, prior coordination, we will meet the rest of the group to take the bus to the town of Aguas Calientes (if you wish, you can continue in Machupicchu). In the afternoon / night we return to Cusco by train. End of our services.
Included / Not Included
- Train ticket from Ollantaytambo to Km 104
- Train ticket from Aguas Calientes to Ollantaytambo
- Entrance ticket to the Inka Trail
- Porters to carry camping gear, luggage and all the kitchen equipment.
- Professional bilingual tour guide
- Bus ticket Machu Picchu – Aguas Calientes
- First aid kit
- 3 breakfasts, 3 lunches, and 3 dinners
- Lunch on day 4
- Sleeping bag
- Extra porter
- Entrance ticket to Huaynapicchu or Machupicchu mountain.
DETAILS OF THE TOUR
- Days: 4D/ 3N
- Places: Cusco, Sacred valley and Machupicchu
Detalles del Tour
- Dias: All day
- Lugares: Cusco, Valle Sagrado