Classic Inca Trail Machu Picchu

Duration: 04 Days / 03 Nights
Type: Adventure Peru Treks, Culture/History, Train Journey
Difficulty: 3

Walk the ancient Incan highway to Machu Picchu. The classic Inca trail is one of the most important adventure treks in the region of Cusco; over the years the Inca trail seems to attract more and more people, possibly because of its challenging and rewarding work that only this trek can offer to its hikers.

What's Included?

* Briefing 1day prior departure
* Licensed tourist guide
* Collection from your hotel 6:00 am
* Private Transport to Km82
* Tourist train from Aguas Calientes to Ollanta
* Entrance ticket to the Inca Trail and Machu Picchu
* Meals 4B – 4L – 4D
* Tent for 2 people
* Camping equipment
* Inca Trail Cook
* Porters to carry camping equipment
* Vegetarian options available.

Duration

4 days

Destination Covered

Cusco, Machu Picchu and Wiñay Wayna

Best Suited

All, Budget, Families, Groups, Honeymoon, Kids, Luxury, Solo travellers
Day 1 Cusco / Head Trail / Wayllabamba
Collection from the hotel at 6:00am and then transfer to the head trail to start the Inca Trail .we travel through the sacred valley to then stop briefly at Ollaytaytambo where you can buy last minute stuff, then we move on to Piskacuchu first Inca Trail Control Point, where we begin our hike towards Wayllabamba, the first section of the day takes about two hours to reach the first lunch spot Miskay (Inca Trail Village) we take a nap before hiking to our first Incan Archaelogical site of Patallacta after an explanation of your guide about Patallacta, you will keep going for 2 more hours to get to Wayllabamba farming community and also camping spot 3000 masl.

Meals: (1L-1D)
Distance: 11 kilometers

Day 2 Wayllabamba / Woman Pass / Pacaymayo
Today after an early morning breakfast, we continue our hike before sunrise in order to take advantage of the shade of the mountains; it is advisable to hike up this section in your own pace to the first breakpoint (Llulluchapampa 3800 m.a.s.l) after this point of the Inca Trail we can literally see the highest point or woman pass (4200masl) to reach and cross the woman pass we walk for about three hours, and once at the top we see snowcapped mountains and dramatic views after this we take our group picture to keep walking downhill to Pacaymayo (3600 m.a.s.l) where we have our lunch and then we will have a free afternoon to relax and recover energies.

Meals: (1B-1L-1D)
Distance: 12 kilometers

Day 3 Pacaymayo / Runkurakay / Wiñaywayna
After a delicious breakfast we have one hour walk up to Runcurakay Pass (second highest pass in the Trail 3,850 m.a.s.l) along this path we will visit the Runcuracay archeological site. During the day’s hike, we will also visit Sayacmarca, Phuyupatamarca among others. After lunch we will head to the site of Wiñaywayna, where we will stay the last night and also have this memorable dinner prepared by our cook, to then say good bye to our Inca Trail porters.

Meals: (1B-1L-1D)
Distance: 16 kilometers

Day 4 Wiñaywayna / Machupicchu / Cusco
Our main objective is to reach the sun gate to be blessed and mesmerized by its stunning views while the mist clears up, then to begin the final piece of the Inca Trail to the lost city of Machu Picchu. The Sun Gate is only two hours from the last camping spot; this is an inspiring place of Machu Picchu city. After a short downhill trek to Machu Picchu, we will register at the gate to enter and enjoy a 2-hours guided tour of Machu Picchu city. After the tour of Machupicchu, we will take the bus down or walk Part of the Inca Trail to Aguas Calientes, where you can go for a stroll in the city of Aguas Calientes or alternatively enjoy a lunch before returning to ollantaytambo by train and then bus back to Cusco.

Meals: Breakfast
Distance: 6 kilometers

NOTE: All itineraries are subject to change due to unforeseen circumstances beyond our control such as, weather, road blocks, landslide, trail conditions and flight schedules.
We Do Not Include
> Sleeping Bag
> First Breakfast & Last Lunch
> Bus Tickets (mapi-aguas)
> Snacks, Drinks
> Tips

What To Bring
> Backpack For Personal Stuff
> Original Passport, Isic Card If Student
> Flashlight
> Insect Repellent
> Sun Block
> Toilet Paper
> A Bottle Of Water
> Five-day Changing Clothes
> Trekking Shoes
> Long & Short Pants
> Rain Poncho
> Slippers Or Sandals To Relax The Feet
> Cap Or Hat
> Camera.

Note : You must bring your original passport to show at every control point. The passport has to be the one you purchase the Inca Trail with, if for some reason you got another passport make sure to bring this too.You also have to bring your student ISIC green card if student. Children under 7 years old do not pay to enter to Machu Picchu.

It is required that all payments are due in full, 30 days prior to departure unless a 50% local payment has been arranged with the agency. In order to guarantee quality of our service, all accommodations and contracted services are pre-paid prior to our passengers’ arrival.

Cancellations
All our clients are subject to a cancellation fee which will be charged if a reservation is cancelled less than the 30 days prior to the arrival date of a tour. The following fees apply to the cancellations in all our programs:
> 01-15 days prior = 100% of total cost
> 16-30 days prior = 50% of total cost
> Our suppliers’ booking conditions have been continually changing. In some cases we will not receive refunds for cancellations over 30 days prior to the arrival date which means we may not be able to give a 100% refund.
> Inca Trail entrance tickets are non-refundable and non-transferrable.

Insurance And Medical Issues
We strongly recommend the use a travel/medical insurance plan.
If a member of a group during the excursion gets sick or is incapacitated, we take care of him by getting a qualified doctor to him/her. In these cases extra costs are assumed by the individual client, including hospitalization if necessary. In the case of accident and/or necessary emergency evacuation, all expenses will be covered by the individual. This is why we recommend the purchase of a travel/medical insurance purchased at home. Please read carefully.

Responsibilities
Peru Luxury Trek official Peru Travel Agency reserves the right to modify or withdraw any travel arrangements when deemed necessary, in the best interest of our clients. We reserve the right to refuse, accept or retain any person as a member on any of our trips. Baggage is carried at owners’ risk throughout the tour.

Our company acts only in the capacity of an agent upon the legal conditions that, while exercising every possible precaution, it is not responsible for injury, sickness, damage, loss, additional expenses, accidental delay or other irregularities which may be caused either through willful or negligent acts or omissions on the part of companies or individuals providing or engaged in transportation, accommodation or other services related to the accomplishment of the tour, or through natural disasters, social upheavals or acts of nature. On day trips you may be asked to sign an affidavit which acts as a release form for risks incurred during your excursion. This is a usual practice for many operators.
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