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Inka Trail, Machu Picchu

8 Days - 7 Nights
Destinations: Cusco, aqsaywaman – Tambomachay, Qenqo, Inca Trail, Machupicchu

Tour Details

Inka Trail – Pachacuteq Inka Route to Machu Picchu

  • Day 1 – Qosqo City Tour Cusco.
  • Day 2 – Walking tour to Saqsaywaman – Tambomachay and  Qenqo.
  • Day 3 – The greatest Sacred Valley of the Incas.
  • Day 4 – Inca Trail.
  • Day 5 – Inca Trail from Huayllabamba to Pacaymayo.
  • Day 6 – Inca Trail (Pacaymayo – Wiñayhuayna).
  • Day 7 – Inca Trail (Wiñayhuayna) – Machu Picchu – Cusco.
  • Day 8 – End of tour Today you leave and say good bye to cusco and fly to lima, from there you continue with you international flight.

Itinerary

Inka Trail – Pachacuteq Inka Route Machu Picchu 8 Days

Day 1 – Qosqo City Tour Cusco.

Ancient city the royal city of the INKAS the main and powerful organization cultural and architectural the combination of buildings between Inca and Spanish cusco is considered the eye of the world, the center of the world . from here goes many routes this routes guides you to get to many magical places and extraordinary natural and cultural views unforgettable for whoever comes to visit Cuzco.

This ancient capital of the Inca Empire it is located at 3300 m above sea level made of stones an exceptional and perfect fit of each rocks each building has importance made by the Incas hand nothing has stopped them they went far in every activity that they may have done Worth to mention colonial churches, monasteries and convents, the city was made to be the center of the world made to last forever to the date we can admire to the Incas civilization.

In the afternoon you will be collected from your hotel for your walking tour of Cuscos historical centre. You will be accompanied by a qualified English speaking guide. First You will visit Cusco Cathedral which is one of the finest Colonial catholic Cathedrals in the Latinamerica . Building started in 1560 and was completed in 1664. More than 90 years of sacrifice and effort Situated on the Plaza de Armas, the Cathedral owes many treasures, history and mysteries located in the Plaza de Armas. Finally you visit Qoricancha (from the Quechua word Qori Qancha meaning (‘Temple of the Sun’).one of the most important temples of the Inca Empire, it was built to the Sun the father of the INCAS in the 17th century when Spanish arrived every temple was destroyed but QORICANCHA has survived and still stands to the eye of the world.

Accommodation- san blas boutique ,antigua casona, casa andina

Day 2 – Walking tour to Saqsaywaman – Tambomachay and Qenqo.

Today is a great opportunity to acclimatize and a fantastic walk up to the Saqsayhuaman mountain not far from the city around 20 minutes walk. Situated on the hillside above Cusco an spectacular Inka fortress place of many epic battles the Inkas to defend the integrity of their people and culture and other treasures, the Spanish seeking for gold saqsayhuaman is rich in history and the huge and enormous rocks situated in the first level Your expert guide will tell you all about the sites and start to explain the history of the Incas and their great empire next stop will be Tambomachay. Situated at 3.700 m of sea level a Quechua word ( Tampumachay ) the place where people can rest a short period of time. it could also be the bath of the Ñusta ( the Inca princess) it is also believed the sanctuary to the cult of water.

Next visit Puka Pukara (Quechua word red fortress).

This is an Inka archaeological site located close to Tambomachay is thought to be a military position and an administrative center  it is believed to have had a relationship with its defense, as well as the control of the route to Calca that leads to the sacred valley. Qenqo is believed to be a multifunctional religious site was also a place of Andean worldview where nature converges and the space around us and astrological observatory, commissioned by people specifically looking for the seasons, the wise INKAS this archaeological site is unique, here the carving of many animals can be seen in high relief were considered secondary gods in the time of the Inkas .consists of ruins formed by rocks with stairs in a zigzag, and a main building similar to a circular amphitheatre where 19 window sills are located as a way of seats.

You then move onto one of the most important Inka sites in South America, the enormous fortress of Sacsayhuaman. Scene of epic battles between Conquistadores and Inkas, this cannot fail to impress.

While the high towers that once dominated the skyline were long since razed to the ground, the sheer scale of the zigzag stone walls is a sight to behold. Its construction took over seven decades and required the work of approximately 20,000 men. The stone was dragged from 20 miles away and still today we are not quite sure how they moved the huge megaliths into place. Some of its external walls exceed 30 feet in height and the largest stone weighs over 350 tonnes.

From Sacsayhuaman we will head down to Cusco leaving you some time to wander these ancient streets, explore some more of the sites or just sit in a café on the Plaza de Armas and watch the world go by.

Accommodation- san blas boutique ,antigua casona, casa andina

Day 3 – The Greatest  Sacred Valley of the Incas.

We will pick you from your hotel, to take a guided tour to the Sacred Valley of the Incas, over the Vilcanota river, for panoramic view of the Inca citadel of Pisaq Pisac Archaeological Complex – Pisac Market The archaeological complex of Pisac, it is located on hillside of pisaq This wonderful archeological site it is believed as a military, administrative and religious site a solid construction this cannot fail to impress you together with beautiful landscapes and of course you will have free time to take some photos the main square of Pisac market houses , colorful and cheerful place, where the most famous Cusco Andean handicrafts are exhibited, including crafts, projecting pieces textiles, ponchos bags, etc. handicrafts and ceramics, which are reproductions of Inca archaeologies parts like stocks ( ceremonial glasses ), necklaces, etc.

To this fair traders and artisans of many indigenous people, dressed in their costumes. Ollantaytambo Lunch at a local restaurant in the Sacred Valley of the Incas.

In the afternoon we visit the fortress and citadel of Ollantaytambo, built to guard the entrance to this part of the valley and protect it from possible invasion from the tribes of the jungle. We will have the opportunity to walk the streets of the town and have a clear idea of what this military, religious and agricultural center during the Inca Empire was. we strongly remomend to spend the night down in the valley more oxygen and the weather is warmer than cuzco.

Accommodation- intiterra urubamba lodge

Day 4 – Inca Trail.

Km 82 to Huayllabamba Early in the morning we will pick you up at your hotel and then travel by bus to km 82 where we will be arriving at approximately 11:00 am In this place we will be pleased to know the team that will accompany you during the trek, porters, camp assistants, cooks, etc.. then start walking. This first day is quite easy in the first kilometers. We will have a beautiful view of snow peaked Veronica Mountain, walking alongside the Vilcanota River to Patallacta archaeological site, where we will have lunch and gain energy to reach Huayllabamba, where the first camp is.

  • Total distance: 7.5 miles
  • Estimated walking time:4-5 hours
  • Maximum altitude point: 9840 ft
  • Campsite altitude: 9840 ft

Day 5 – Inca Trail from Huayllabamba to Pacaymayo.

After a hearty breakfast we begin our second day of trekking, perhaps the most difficult because we have to open it up to the 4,200 m of Wuarmihuañusca In this place we can enjoy a panoramic view of the mountain ranges of this region.

After lunch starts the descent into the valley where Pacaymayo the second camp. Meals included: Breakfast, lunch, dinner Total distance: 7.5 miles Estimated walking time:6-7 hours Maximum altitude point: 13,800ft Campsite altitude: 11,692 f

Día 6: Inca Trail (Pacaymayo – Wiñayhuayna).

Early morning, just 30 minutes’ walk, find the archaeological site of Runturacay. From there we see that the Inca Trail is paved in its entirety and in some places reach up to 2 meters wide. Observe the Inca architecture, visit Sayaqmarca, beautiful architectural complex, also pass through a tunnel and then reach the archaeological site of Phuyupatamarca. begin to descend an interesting way, with a dense vegetation of the jungle, rich in flora and fauna and two hours hours later, we arrive at where we spend our Wiñayhuayna third night of campl.

Día 7: Inca Trail (Wiñayhuayna) – Machu Picchu – Cusco.

Early start walking to get to Intipunku (Sun Gate), where we can appreciate Machu Picchu. At approximately 08:00, start a guided tour of the citadel (of a duration of 02:30 approx.), Visiting the Main Plaza, the Circular Tower, the Sacred Sun Dial, the Royal Quarters, the Temple of the three Windows and the cemeteries.

Free time to wander around the citadel. Lunch at a local restaurant. In the afternoon or evening (depending on time available and the train category), return by rail and road to Cusco and transfer to your hotel.

Accommodation- san blas boutique ,antigua casona, casa andina

Day 8 – End of tour.

Today you leave and say good bye to cusco and fly to lima , from there you continue with you international flight.

Included

What is included?

  • pick up and transfer from airport to hotel
  • all pick ups from all ports or hotels
  • entrance tickets to machupicchu
  • buses up and down
  • Pre-departure briefing: You will meet your guide and group in our office for an orientation . The meeting will be at 6:00 PM the evening before your trip begins.
  • Transport: pick up from your hotel in the morning and transportation in a private vehicle to the starting point of the trek.
  •  English speaking tour guide ,
  • Personal tents:  2 people stay in each 4-person tent to allow for higher comfort and luggage security.
  • Camping equipment: Dining and kitchen tents, tables, chairs, and all cooking equipment (carried by porters or horses ).
  • Accommodation:
  • Medical kit: Our crew will bring a first-aid kit, including emergency oxygen bottle.
  • Train tickets: From Cuzco to Aguas Calientes and viceversa . (subject to availability)
  • Transport: Private transport from hotel to  train station and viceversa
  • 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.

Not included:

  • Walking Sticks: You can rent a set from our company if you would like.
  • Last Day: Lunch and Dinner in Aguas Calientes.
  • Personal clothing and gear
  • Travel insurance
  • Tips for our staff
  • Additional costs or delays out of control of the management (landscape, bad weather condition, itinerary modification due to a safety concern, illness, change of government policy, political instability/strike, etc.)
  • all meals which is not specified
  • all entrances to inka sites

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