Machu Picchu Deluxe Inca Trail
The Tahuantinsuyo, the largest empire known in South America, extended from southern Colombia to northern Chile, and was ruled by the Inca. The empire was not only characterized by its size, but also because of its complex trail network. The ones used by the Inca were called Capac-ñan and even today there are still a few remaining trails that connect some cities and the sites of fortresses and sanctuaries.
In this exciting tour, you will walk the ancient Inca trail, discovering the intricate paths that lead to the hidden city of Machu Picchu, and you will be amazed by the astonishing natural surroundings of the trail.
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|4-day Machu Picchu Deluxe Inca Trail|
|Day 1||Cusco to Wayllabamba (B,L,D)
A member of our staff will pick you up from your hotel and transfer you to the community of Piskacuchu, a small community located a few kilometers away from Cusco (once the capital of the Inca empire). This is where your adventure begins! On the first day, we will travel alongside the Urubamaba river in the Sacred Valley of the Inca. The Valley was the main source of products and produced great amounts of food that was distributed all over the empire. We will arrive to Miskay, and from a nearby overlook we take in the amazing views of the Inca city of Llactapata. The trail continues ascending to the community of Wayllabamba, where we will make camp and rest from this incredible hike.
|Day 2||Wayllabamba to Pacamayo (B,L,D)
Early in the morning, we will have breakfast and start the most challenging part of our adventure. We will climb from the Sierra to the Puna, a drastic change in the ecosystem. Trees are replaced by small vegetation and a dry weather. We will hike steep slopes until we reach the Abra Warmihuañusca pass (Dead Woman Pass). During this spectacular hike, you might be able to see some native species, such as llamas and alpacas, feeding on some of the few plants that grow in this harsh environment. After crossing the Abra Warmihuañusca pass, we will make way to the Pacamayo Valley, where we will set up camp and spend the night.
|Day 3||Pacamayo to Wiñaywayna (B,L,D)
On this day, we will enjoy some of the most interesting changes in ecosystems as we pass from the Andean mountains to the cloud forest. During our hike, we will visit some archaeological sites that will give us a glimpse of what lies ahead – the lost city of Machu Picchu.
|Day 4||Machu Picchu to Cusco (B)
Our final day takes us through the Sun Gate or “Intipunku”. From here, we will see the sun rising over the long lost city of Machu Picchu. We will descend from the lookout point to the entrance, known as the House of the Guardians, and from here we will have a spectacular view of the citadel. After registering at the main entrance, we will tour this wonderful city. We will discover some of the secrets held by the Inca and learn more about their fascinating culture.
After visiting Machu Picchu, we will meet at Aguas Calientes to take the train back to the city of Cusco.
|4-day Tour||1 Pax||2 Pax||3 Pax||4 Pax||5 Pax||6 Pax|
|On single tent||$3,725||$2,313||$1,938||$1,619||$1,525||$1,388|
|On double tent||--||$2,188||$1,813||$1,495||$1,400||$1,300|
All prices in United States Dollars.
Supplement for Christmas/New Year's Eve dates: Dic 24, 25, 31 & Jan 01 - USD 116,4 net
Difficulty degree of this hike: Moderate to challenging
(*) Should there be no train tickets available in the direct route Aguas Calientes - Cusco, a train ticket Aguas Calientes - Sacred Valley with an additional private transportation from the Sacred Valley to your hotel in Cusco will be provided.
Peru train luggage policies: Peru Trains accept only one carry on per person consisting of 5 kg/11lbs and a maximum dimension of 157cm/62 in. Please pack your bags accordingly.