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Inca Trail, Classic

4 Days - 3 Nights
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The great adventure of the Inca Trail to Machu Picchu is for those who 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.

Highlights This trek is ideal for everyone
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

Inca Trail – Classic

  • Day 1: Cusco Km 82 – Wayllabamba.
  • Day 2: Wayllabamba – Pacaymayo.
  • Day 3: Pacaymayo – Wiñaywayna.
  • Day 4: Sun Gate – Machu Picchu.

Itinerary

Inca Trail -Classic 4 Days 03 Nights

Day 1: Cusco Km 82 – Wayllabamba.

  • 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

We will start first by picking you up from your hotel at 06:00 AM  to Ollantaytambo from there a train journey to Km 82. there, 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.

Day 2: Wayllabamba – Pacaymayo.

  • 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

During the morning, we will provide coca tea to help us acclimatizing further to the high altitude. after, we will have a hearty breakfast prepared by the  chef. With this energy, we will start our second day’s trek! 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 this point, 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 night there.

Day 3: Pacaymayo – Wiñaywayna.

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

After  breakfast, we will continue hiking on the Inca Trail. We start at Pacaymayo and pass by the archeological site of Sayaqmarca. the tour guide will give you a full history information  about this beautiful site, we will stop for lunch. After we will continue walking until we arrive to Wiñaywayna (Always Young) where we will fix our tents and the camping site to have dinner and sleep.

Day 4: Sun Gate – Machu Picchu.

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 16:22 hrs (subject to availability), 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 20:00 hrs. Rest your feet and your body now, but we can assure you your heart will still be soaring for weeks and years to come!

Included

What is included?

  • 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 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 Km 82 (the starting point of the trek).
  •  English speaking tour guide ,
  • 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.
  • Camping equipment: Dining and kitchen tents, tables, chairs, and all cooking equipment (carried by porters).
  • 01 Therm-a-Rest
  • 01 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.
  • Accommodation: 3 nights in tents
  • 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.
  • Medical kit: Our crew will bring a first-aid kit, including emergency oxygen bottle.
  • Train tickets: From Aguas Calientes to Ollantaytambo . (subject to availability))
  • Transport: Private transport from Ollantaytambo train station to your hotel in Cusco (Day 4)
  • 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:

  • Sleeping Bags: You can rent one from our company if you do not have your own. Our sleeping bags are effective and durable to protect from temperatures as low as -18ºC (0ºF). They are mummy form and include a sleeping liner. The bags are cleaned after every use and have a maximum usage of 30 trips.
  • 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.)

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Minimum of Passenger Required: 02

From $ 1,200 USD per person


From 2 – 4 passengers: 1,200 USD per person
From 4 – 8 passengers: 950 USD per person
From 8 – 15 passengers: 750 USD per person OPERATED PRIVATELY

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