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Category: Star RatingLuxury
Duration: 4-day tour
Highlights:
  • Wayllabamba
  • Pacaymayo
  • Winaywayna
  • Machu Picchu
  • Cusco
From: US$ 1300 per person
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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

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4-day Tour 2 Pax
Per person US$2188

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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.

Starting in Pacamayo, we will climb the second pass of Abra Runkurakay and visit the archaeological site of the same name. This oval structure was believed to be an outlook to protect the nearby populations. After our visit to the ruins of Abra Runkurakay, we will descend to the “Black Lagoon” of Yanacocha. From here we continue to the Sayacmarca archaeological complex. The ruins consist of a semi-circular citadel built on various levels, with narrow streets and an intricate irrigation system. We will continue to our third pass – the Abra Phuyupatamarca pass. This thrilling pass will take us on semi-detached trails on the edge of the mountain, through tunnels, and along very complex trails that finally will take us to the Phuyupatamarca archaeological complex. We will discover why the name Phuyupatamarca means “City over the clouds” when we admire the Sacred Valley of Urubamaba from this archaeological complex. Finally, we will descend to the Wiñaywayna archeological complex, where we will witness the impressive Inca technique of harvesting on terraces and how the Inca city was constructed. We will make camp close by.

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.

NB. Itineraries are subject to change and can be modified without previous notice.

Prices per person

4-day Tour 1 Pax 2 Pax 3 Pax 4 Pax 5 Pax 6 Pax
Accommodation            
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

 

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Rates include:

  • Pre-departure briefing
  • Collection from your hotel in the morning and transfer in private transport to km.82 (starting point of the trail)
  • Inca Trail and Machupicchu entrance fee
  • Personal tents: 2 people in each 4-people-capacity tent, to allow for higher comfort and a safe keeping of backpacks. Our tents are 3-season.
  • One inflatable sleeping pad per person
  • One sleeping bag per person: our sleeping bags are -18ºC-comfort (0ºF), mummy form and include a sleeping liner. They are cleaned after every use and have a maximum usage of 30 trips
  • One pillow per person
  • Dining tent with tables and chairs
  • Kitchen tent
  • Toilet tent with bio-degradable toilet facilities
  • English speaking professional and official tourist guide (2 guides for groups of over 8 people)
  • Chef and cooking equipment
  • Porters (to carry tents, food and cooking equipment)
  • Porters to carry personal gear up to a maximum of 9kg per person (including sleeping bag and sleeping pad)
  • Accommodation for all our staff
  • Meals (04B, 03L, 03D + daily morning snack + daily tea service except last day). Vegetarian or special menus are available at no extra cost
  • One textile snack bag per person, to avoid the usage of plastic bags that contaminate our environment
  • Filtered boiled water from lunch time on 1st day onwards
  • Bio-degradable personal hand soaps
  • Bio-degradable dishwashing detergents used by our kitchen staff
  • Others: hot water every morning and evening for washing purposes / boiled water to fill in your water bottle every morning and night, and at lunch time if requested with enough time ahead
  • First-aid kit including emergency oxygen bottle
  • Bus ticket from Machupicchu ruins down to the village of Aguas Calientes
  • Vistadome train ticket from Aguas Calientes to Cusco (*)
  • Transfer train station-hotel in Cusco
  • 24-h guest service: please ask for the emergency number available during your time of visit

(*) 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.

Not included:

  • Lunch and dinner on the last day: after the guided tour at Machupicchu, you can enjoy free time to further visit the ruins and choose to have lunch either in Machupicchu or in Aguas Calientes at your own expense. Arrival in Cusco is estimated after nightfall, dinner being at your own expense too.

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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.

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