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Duration: 6 Days
Location: Peru
Price: From R13 990 pps
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Peru Inca Trail

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Many are the routes that take you to Machu Picchu, but there is none like the Inca Trail, the most famous trekking route in the Americas. Arriving in Cusco, prepare to walk for four days on a path through forests and dense fogs, ancient stone steps and discover the remains of ancient fortifications and Inca cities, while enjoying breathtaking views. Following a 46km walk at the top of the Andes, you will be handsomely rewarded with the first exciting views of Machu Picchu from IntiPunku. This guided tour is a unique experience that will remain engraved in your heart forever.

Departures:  6 November / 8 November / 13 November / 15 November

From R13 990 pps

Book by 4 August 2019

TOUR HIGHLIGHTS
Llactapata: Ancient Inca village in the Kusichaca valley at the beginning of the road. In the complex, there are three clear sections: religious, residential and agricultural areas.
Warmiwañuska: The highest point of the road offers views as impressive as the emotions experienced when you arrive at the ravine.
Runkurakay: Remains of a small Inca checkpoint that offers magnificent views
Sayacmarca: Visit this enigmatic site, function of which in Inca times remains a mystery
Phuyupatamarka: This fascinating ‘town in the clouds’ houses a system of channels and fountains that work till date.
WiñayHuayna: Dizzying Inca ruins with houses on agricultural terraces
Machu Picchu: The lost city of the Incas is hidden at the top of an Andean peak and offers views not only of the mountain range but also of the mysterious Inca past.

DO NOT MISS!
Planetarium: Discover the importance of stars and constellations for the Incas in this interpretation centre in Cusco. Laullipata Forest: Take pictures and retain in your memory the eucalyptus forest near Qenqo, one of the most photogenic spots in Cusco. Inca Heart: Learn about the elaboration chicha, a corn-based sacred drink of the Incas, which remains alive in the town of Ollantaytambo

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DAY BY DAY

DAY 1 | ARRIVAL TO CUSCO – SACRED VALLEY
A transportation service, accompanied by a guide, picks you up from the airport at the scheduled time to transfer you to your hotel in the Sacred Valley. Upon arrival at the hotel, you are assisted at check-in and accommodation.
 Overnight at the selected hotel in Sacred Valley.

DAY 2 | SACRED VALLEY – PISACUCHO AND WAYLLABAMBA (12.5km – 5-6 hours)
Breakfast in the hotel. You are picked up in the morning from your hotel in the Sacred Valley and taken to Piscacucho (Km. 82), starting point of the Inca Trail. A stop is made in the town of Ollantaytambo for 15 to 20 minutes. Once we reach Piscacucho, the hike begins until reaching a nice and quiet campsite near Wayllabamba where you stay. Lunch is served on the way. This day we hike 5 – 6 hours (7.7miles/12.5km). Dinner and overnight at camp.
 Overnight at camp site on a full board basis.

DAY 3 | WARMI WAÑUSCA AND PACAYMAYO (12km – 6 to 7 hours)
Today is the hardest day of the trek as you will ascend to the highest point of the route known as the Abra de Warmiwañusca – ‘dead woman’ in Quechua – reaching 4,200 m.s. or 13,776 feet. It is called this to the silhouette of the mountains, where the figure of a reclining woman can be seen. The landscape begins to transform as the route enters the cloud forest, with large trees and small waterfalls forming on the sides of the road. But don’t stop here, the view from the top of the opening will leave you breathless. It’s like being on top of the world! After taking some photos, it is time to start the descent to the camp in Pacaymayo, where you will be served lunch and dinner. It will be a seven-hour stretch, full of ups and downs, and a well-deserved rest is necessary.
 Overnight at camp site on a full board basis.

DAY 4 | RUNKURAKAY, CHAQUICOCHA AND WIÑAYHUAYNA (16km – 8 to 9 hours)
Yesterday was the hardest day in terms of altitude, but today will be the longest. However, it is also the most exciting day because of the number of archaeological sites you will find on the route and the beauty of the road itself. After camping in Pacaymayo, undertake a new ascent to the Runkurakay pass. On the way down, visit the archaeological site of Sayaqmarka and Qonchamarka, noting the construction style used in its walls and the beautiful landscape offered by the Andes. You will have lunch in Chaquicocha where you also have time to rest and recharge before starting the last ascent to the pass of Phuyupatamarca (3,700 m.// 12,073 ft) and its archaeological site. Part of the road passes through magnificently designed tunnels, a sign of the mastery of the Inca architects. Start the descent through the cloud forest, on an original path with spiral staircases between the trees, until you reach the last camp in Wiñaywayna (2,679 mts./ 8,792 ft). There, you will be served dinner and spend the last night.
 Overnight at camp site on a full board basis.

DAY 5 | WIÑAYHUAYNA –MACHU PICCHU – CUSCO
Today is the most exciting day, the last effort before reaching the goal: the Inca citadel of Machu Picchu. Wake up very early and start the trek to the ‘Sun Gate’ or Intipunku in Quechua. With the first rays of the morning sun, be dazzled by the breathtaking view of the entire Historical Sanctuary. A moment that will stay in your memory forever. After the photographs, the descent begins to the citadel and for a two-hour guided tour through this Inca wonder. When finished, you will have free time to explore freely in the meeting before boarding the bus back to Aguas Calientes for lunch. In the afternoon, the train waits for you to return comfortably to the Ollantaytambo station where a vehicle will wait to take you to your hotel in Cusco.
 Overnight at the selected hotel in Cusco on bed and breakfast basis. Lunch included.

DAY 6 | DEPARTURE CUSCO
Breakfast at the hotel. A transportation service and guide picks you up from your hotel at the established time and transfer you to the airport.
Breakfast included.

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INCLUDED

TOUR GUIDE:
 English and Spanish speaking guide.
 Porter
 Camping equipment

ACCOMMODATION:
 One night of accommodation in the Sacred Valley, three nights at camp and one nights of accommodation in Cusco.

MEALS:
 Breakfast at the hotel on days 2 and 6
 All meals covered during camping days
 Lunch on day 5 in Aguas Calientes

TRANSPORT:
 Private transfers from/to the airport
 Transfer from the hotel to the starting point of the Inca Trail in the Sacred Valley
 Tickets for train from Machu Picchu to Cusco

ENTRANCE FEES AND ACTIVITIES:
 Todas las visitas indicadas en el programa: Camino Inca y Machu Picchu

NOT INCLUDED
 Expenses of a personal nature. Alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages during meals. Meals not stated in the programme
 Tips for driver and guide
 Additional optional visits
 Cusco Tourist Ticket (BTC) for children from ages 10 to 17
 Mandatory suplements of special dates like Easter Holidays, Inti Raymi, National Holidays, Christmas and New Year´s mentioned separately.
 International flights to Peru
 Domestic flights (we advice booking the first flights in the morning)
 International and domestic airport departure taxes.

 

TERMS AND CONDITIONS

 Minimum 02 pax needed to guarantee departure .
 Last notification: 30 days before departure.
 Prices may change without warning and can only be guaranteed once the reservation has been made.

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