Inca Trail to Machu Picchu 4 DAYS

" cusco, ollamtaytambo, km 82, machu."

DURATION 04 Days
ACTIVITIESTrek
MAX. ALTITUDE4,200 m
ACCOMMODATION Camp, Hostel

DESCRIPTION

The great adventure of the Inca Trail to Machu Picchu is for those who live passionately, always looking for a new experience! This is a fascinating dream to fulfill and is the most famous trek of all South America. The beauty of the views and the archeological sites that surround the Inca Trail are second to none. This tour is ideal for tho

WHY TAKE THE SALKANTAY TRAIL?

  • The Inca Trail is the best Trek in Peru
  • This trek is ideal for adventure seekers, couples, friends, nature lovers, and intrepid people
  • See natural bridges, snowcapped mountains, waterfalls, wildlife, and the cloud forest
  • The Inca Trail trek is listed in the TOP 5 best treks in the world by multiple different magazines

We will start the your trip by picking you up at your hotel at 06:00 AM to drive from Cusco to Ollantaytambo and then to Km 84. Here, we will have to register to enter the Inca Trail and will meet all the staff members that will do the trek with us. From Km 82 we will take a gentle hike for 2 hours until we arrive to our lunch spot known as Miskay. After lunch, we will take a short rest and then continue with our adventure for 4 more hours until we arrive at Huayllabamba. On the way, we will be able to see the archeological site of Patallacta. Finally, in Huayllabamba, we will have dinner prepared for us and then have a restful nigh of sleep in the tents in our camping site.

Walking Distance – 12km / 7.45 miles
Starting Elevation – 3000 meters ASL / 12477 feet ASL
Campsite Elevation – 3000 meters ASL / 12477 feet ASL
Difficulty: Moderate
Meals: Lunch & Dinner (Plus snack and afternoon tea)
Accommodation: Camping
Adventure: Absolutely, completely satisfactory

During the morning, we will drink coca tea to help us acclimate further to the high altitude. Soon after, we will have a hearty breakfast prepared by our trail chef. With this energy, we will start our second day’s adventure! We will hike for around 5 hours to get to the top of the mountain called Warmihuañusca. There, we will have an amazing view of the Andes! After taking in these panoramic views and resting, we will go downhill for about 1 hour until we arrive at our lunch spot. After lunch, we will continue trekking until we arrive to Pacaymayo where we will spend the rest of the evening resting and relaxing before sleeping again in

Walking Distance – 13 km / 8 miles
Starting Elevation – 3800 meters ASL / 12467 feet ASL
Campsite Elevation – 3800 meters / 12467 feet ASL
Maximum Altitude: 4215 meters ASL / 13828 feet ASL (Warmy Wañuska Pass)
Difficulty: Moderate to Challenging
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, & Dinner (Plus snack and afternoon tea)
Accommodation: Camping
Adventure: Absolutely

After having a nice coca tea and breakfast, we will continue trekking on the Inca Trail. We start at Pacaymayo and pass by the archeological site of Sayaqmarca. After visiting the beautiful Incan structures here, we will stop for lunch. After lunch, we will continue walking until we arrive to Wiñay Wayna (Always Young) where we will fix our tents and the camping site to have dinner and sleep.

Walking Distance – 15km
Starting Elevation – 3800 meters
Campsite Elevation – 3700 meters
Difficulty: Moderate
Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Accommodation: Camping
Adventure: Absolutely

Today’s Highlights: Your excitement for our rendezvous at Machu Picchu will rise as we are hiking early in the morning through the forest to reach the Sun Gate which looks down over the entire grandiose site! You will have plenty of time to explore this truly magnificent World Wonder while you enjoy the beautiful sunrise from this once-in-a-lifetime viewpoint. Your group will learn about this mystical place in a two-hour guided tour of the ruins. Afterwards, you can opt to climb Huayna Picchu or Machupicchu Mountain (if you have pre-booked tickets) or walk to the Inca Bridge (without extra tickets). Today we arrive at the long-awaited finale of our trek, one of the New 7 Wonders of the World and a UNESCO World Heritage Site – Machu Picchu! We will wake up early after a refreshing night to enjoy the serenity in the soft morning light as hike 2 hours from Wiñay Wayna to the Sun Gate or “Inti Punku.” Here, the Inca Trail officially ends. From this place, we will be able to admire the great beauty of the Inca citadel Machu Picchu! The Machu Picchu entrance check point is open from 06:00 AM until 17:00 PM. We will walk downhill for 1 hour and enter the hidden Royal Citadel of the Incas! Here we will have a 2-hour guided tour through this incredible ancient city to visit temples, terraces, palaces, priest’s houses, the sundial, the industrial sector, and the farming fields. Be amazed at the engineering ingenuity of the Incas which was so far ahead of their time and still partially a mystery today! Without having modern tools or even steel and iron to work with, the people who built this city were genius in organizing this community in a sustainable and beautiful way on the side of a mountain, even bringing water in canals through its streets for the people to use. When a Peruvian guide showed this site to Hiram Bingham, it was almost unrecognizable, covered in thick vegetation and in a state of disrepair. It has since been cleaned and restored and is now protected and treasured by the world at large!
After this tour, you are free to climb up to Huayna Picchu or Machu Picchu Mountain (Be sure to book in advance to get tickets for these!). Each mountain takes approximately 3 hours to hike up and down. Another lower-impact option for which you do not need an extra ticket is to trek to the Sun Gate, the main entrance from the Inca Trail (this takes about 2 or 2.5 hours round-trip). Another option is walking to see the Incan Bridge. You will be able to stay and enjoy this magical city for as long as you need before taking the bus down to the town of Aguas Calientes. Here if you have left time before the train, you will be able to have lunch, visit the hot springs, and walk around the town and the artisan market. At 18:30 PM, we will take the train to Ollantaytambo. A private bus will pick up our group and drop you off at your hotel in Cusco at about 22:30 PM. Rest your feet and your body now, but we can assure you your heart will still be soaring for weeks and years to come!

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We will do everything within our means to take care of you and ensure an enjoyable trip of a lifetime in Peru!.

Included

  • Sleeping bag
  • trekking stick
  • Extra oxygen
  • First Aid kit
  • One foamy sleeping pad per person
  • Inflatable Mattress
  • Pre-departure briefing: You will meet your guide and group in our office for an orientation to the trek and we will provide you the duffle bags which will be carried by our porters. The meeting will be at 7:00 PM the evening before your trip begins. (or we can come to the hotel to give you the tour information)
  • Transport: Collection from your hotel in the morning and transportation in a private vehicle to Km 82 (the starting point of the trek).
  • Experienced Guide: English speaking, professionally educated, and official tour guide. Your guide will explain the culture and surroundings along the entire route. He or she will keep you safe, sound, and comfortable on your trek so that you can enjoy your time worry-free!
  • Personal tents: Like our ancestors, we are very considerate of the Pachamama (Mother Earth). Therefore, our campsites are adapted to the environment to avoid generating negative impacts. 2 people stay in each 4-person tent to allow for higher comfort and luggage security. Our tents are 3-season ready and highly maintained to ensure an excellent performance during our treks. They are of the brands Kailas, Pro Aconcagua, and Rei 4 Outfitter and are employed when double accommodation is requested.
  • Camping equipment: Dining and kitchen tents, tables, chairs, and all cooking equipment (carried by porters).
  • Foam mats or sleeping pads: to put under your sleeping bag (carried by porters)
  • Accommodation: 3 nights in tent
  • 1 Duffle Bag: You can put your personal belongings (up to 5 kilos/11 lbs), includes your sleeping bag, in here to be carried by the porters.
  • Porters: We include your personal porter who is responsible for carrying your duffel with your personal items (up to 5 kilos/11 lbs). There is no additional fee for this. We will give you your duffel bag at the briefing the night before, and this should be filled with the things you need for night and the next day. You will not have access to your duffel until you arrive at the evening campsite.
  • Trekking Cook: A chef specialized in cooking on the trail, with an assistant, will prepare all of your delicious meals along the journey to replenish your energy. You will never go hungry!
  • Meals: 3 Breakfasts, 3 Lunches, 3 dinners and Snacks (Vegetarian, vegan or special menus are available at no extra cost)
  • Wake up tea: Every morning at the campsite, you will woken up with a cup of coca tea! Our staff will bring the tea to your tent so that you will be warmed from inside out before you start your day.
  • Tea time: Every afternoon before dinner, the cooks will provide popcorn, biscuits, coffee, hot chocolate, teas, hot water, etc. After a long day of hiking, you will not have to wait until dinner to relax, warm up, and enjoy a bite to eat!
  • Daily snacks - Days 1, 2 and 3: Our snacks consist of local fruits, biscuits, chocolate, caramels, etc. We will give this snack to you at the beginning of each day in your cloth bag.
  • One cloth snack bag per person: To avoid the usage of plastic bags that contaminate our environment, we will give you a cloth bag for your snacks.
  • Products for hygiene: Each morning, you will be provided with a warm, wet towel to clean yourself up with.
  • 1 Blanket or Liner per person
  • 1 Pillow per person
  • Light-weight plastic rain poncho
  • Medical kit: Our crew will bring a first-aid kit, including emergency oxygen bottle
  • Train tickets: From Aguas Calientes to Ollantaytambo (“Expedition” service with Peru Rail at 18:20 PM)
  • Transport: Private transport from Ollantaytambo train station to your hotel in Cusco (Day 5)
  • 24-hour guest service: We have telephone service available 24 hours/day for ease of communication and preparation with the agency leading up to your trek.
  • We will create a Memorable Lifetime Experience for you.

Not Included

  • The last Dinner, beverages are not included in the pax.
  • Tips and extra cash
  • Others not mentioned
  • Personal medicines

What you should pack for this tour

  • Original Passport
  • Walking boots
  • Waterproof jacket / rain poncho
  • Warm jacket
  • Hat and gloves
  • T-shirts
  • Comfortable trousers
  • Sun hat
  • Sun cream (factor 35 or higher)
  • Insect repellant
  • Toiletries and hand sanitiser
  • Personal medication
  • Camera and film with extra batteries
  • Torch with spare batteries
  • Daypack

By Train

By bus

By Taxi

TRIP LENGTH 4 DAYS
2019 LAND COSTFROM $750.00PER PERSON
SINGLE SUPPLEMENT Pre payment per person:
$400
Balance:
$350
Terms and Conditions
PEOPLEGROUPPRICETRIP LENGTH
01 PERSONPRIVATE$1500 PER PERSON4 DAYS
2-12 PERSONPRIVATE$750 PER PERSON4 DAYS

NOTE:

Our 4D/3N Inca Trail Trek includes extra horse to carry up to 6kg/16lbs of your belongings.

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