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The Inca Trail is the preferred route for adventurers who want to enjoy the beautiful landscape of the Andes, passing through different ecosystems, appreciating the diversity of flora and fauna up to Machu Picchu
DAY 01: CUSCO - WAYLLABAMBA
We Will Start The Tour Picking You Up At Your Hotel At 06:00 Am; We Will Be Driving From Cusco To Ollantaytambo And Then To Km 84, Place Where We Have To Register To Enter The Inca Trail And Place Where We Will Meet All The Staff Members That Will Do This Trip With Us. From Km 82 We Will Start A Simple Hike For 2 Hours Until We Arrive To Our Lunch Spot Known As Miskay. After Lunch We Will Take A Short Nap And We Will Continue With Our Adventure For 4 Hours, Until We Arrive To Huayllabamba. In The Way We Will Be Able To See The Archaeological Site Patallacta. Finally In Huayllabamba We Will Prepare Ourselves For Dinner And Sleeping In Tents And In A Camping Site
DAY 02: WAYLLABAMBA - PACAYMAYO
During The Morning We Will Drink Coca Tea, Recommended For The Altitude; After We Will Have A Brekfast Prepared By Our Chef. With Energy, We Will Start Our Second Day Adventure. We Will Hike Round 5 Hours To Get To The Top Of The Mountain Named Warmihuañusca; There We Will Have An Amazing View Of The Andes; After We Rest We Will Start Going Down For About 1 Hour Until We Arrive To Our Lunch Spot. After Lunch We Will Continue Trekking Until We Arrive To Pacaymayo; Where We Will Have The Rest Of The Day To Rest, Relax And Sleep In Tents..
DAY 03: PACAYMAYO - WIÑAYWAYNA
After Having A Nice Coca Tea And Breakfast We Will Continue With The Inca Trail, We Start At Pacaymayo, We Pass By The Archaeological Site Sayaqmarca, Where After Visiting The Beautiful Inca Structures We Would Be Stopping For Lunch. After Lunch, We Will Continue Walking Until We Arrive To WiñayWayna, Where We Will Build Tents And The Camping Site To Have Dinner And Sleep.
DAY 04: WIÑAYWAYNA - MACHU PICCHU
It Will Be A Very Important Day And We Will Be Waking Up Early Since We Have To Hike 2 Hours From Wiñay Wayna Until We Arrive To The Sun Gate Or “Inti Punku”, Here The Inca Trail Officialy Finishes; From This Place We Will Be Able To Admire The Great Beauty Of The Inca City Machu Picchu. After Taking A Rest And Relaxing, We Will Start The Visit To The Sanctuary Of Machu Picchu; The Guided Tour Lasts Approximate 2 Hours; We Will Go To The Most Important Places Of The City Like The Main Plaza, The Circular Tower, The Sun Clock, The Royal Rooms, The Temple Of The 3 Windows, The Royal Cementer And Much More. Ending The Guided Visit, You Will Have Time To Continue Exploring, Take Pictures And Enjoy 1 Of The 7 Wonders Of The Modern World. At A Convenient Time We Will Take A Bus To Aguas Calientes Where You Will Be Able To Have Lunch, You Will Be Abl To Visit The Hot Springs Or Walk Around Town And The Artisan Market. At 14:30 Hrs We Will Take A Train Back To Ollantaytambo And From There We Will Take A Bus That Will Bring Us Back To Cusco. We Will Be Finishing Our Adventure Around 18:30 Hrs
WHAT IS INCLUDED:
- Professional English Speaking Tour Guide
- Assistant Tour Guide for groups of 9 pax to more.
- Porters to carry cooking and camping equipment
- Pick-up from Plaza Regocijo
- Ticket train from Aguas Calientes to Machu Picchu
- Transportation by car from cusco to Km82 - Ollantaytambo to Cusco
- Water (excluding the first 4 hours of the trek when you need to bring your own)
- 3 Breakfasts, 3 Lunches, 3 Afternoon Snacks and 3 Dinners. If you have a dietary request such as vegetarian food please let us know.
- Dining tent with tables and chairs
- 4 man tent for every 2 trekkers
- Sleeping mattress (you need to carry this unless you hire a personal porter)
- Oxygen bottle
- First aid kit
- Entrance to the Inca Trail and Machu Picchu
- Bus from Machu Picchu to Aguas Calientes
NOT INCLUDED:Breakfast on the first day
Lunch and dinner on the last day
Entrance to the thermal baths of Aguas Calientes
Sleeping bag $20 usd the all
Trek Walking poles. $ 20 usd
Huaynapicchu. $ 60
What you need to take
- Original Passport
- ISIC card (if you are a student and want to qualify for the discount)
- Walking boots
- Waterproof jacket / rain poncho
- Warm jacket
- Hat and gloves
- Comfortable Trousers
- Sun hat
- Sun cream (factor 35 or higher)
- Insect repellant
- Toiletries and hand sanitiser
- Personal medication
- Camera and film
- Torch with spare batteries
- Extra money for souvenirs, drinks, tips
PRICE : ADULT PERSON $.750.00 Minimun 2 Pax
PRICE : STUDENT PERSON $.720.00 Minimun 2 Pax
DEPARTURE DAYS ARE ACCORDING TO AVAILABILITY.
PRICE : ADULT PERSON $.720.00 Minimun 2 Pax
PRICE : STUDENT PERSON $.700.00 Minimun 2 Pax
When is the best time to do the Inca Trail 4 Days?
It is a difficult question to answer as Peru has a variety of conditions. The best time is the dry season runs from May to November, and this is typically the time that we recommended. But the trail is open for 11 months. March, April, May, June, july, August, September, October, November, December. February closed for maintaining reason.
Do I need to bring my passport for this tour?
For the Inca Trail, you must take the original passport because you need to show it at the main gate of Machu Picchu also to board the train, to pass the Inca trail
What type of transportation do you use?
All the vehicles that we use for this type of tour are the Sprinter Mercedes Benz modern minibusses that have all the documentation required by the national authorities, all the cars are maintained daily to keep them in good conditions and clean, and each vehicle has a logo of Machu Picchu Reservations.
Will the altitude affect me?
When traveling throughout the Andes in Peru, some people will suffer some effects of it. If you plan to hike the Salkantay trail, we recommend arriving 2 or 3 days before start the trek to acclimate and rest while you can do day tours in Cusco
What can I do to prevent the altitude sickness?
We recommend to be in Cusco at least two days and drink as much water as you can and drink coca tea you can order at any restaurant, hotel. You can also prepare it yourself with boiled water and dried coca leaves. At least one day before the tour we recommend eating light food, and if you have any medication prescribed from a doctor you can take it, and the best thing that you can do is to keep in mind that you will be fine.
How do I reserve a space for the Inca trail?
Just click on the BOOK THIS TOUR button and fill out all the required information and one of our sales advisors will contact you immediately and if you want to talk by WhatsApp with a specialist, you can contact to this number. +51 986 888 910.
Do you require a deposit?
Yes. We require a non-refundable deposit of 250 dollars per person for The Inca trail. The money of the deposit we use to purchase the Machu Picchu entrance tickets and the train tickets Permission for the Inca trail
What happens after I make my deposit?
Once we confirm the deposit, we are going to confirm your reservation through email sending you all the details about the tour.
Travel Guide Recommendations
1. Best time to do the Classic Inca Trail
We tell you that Peru has a diversity of geographies and therefore different climates, determining an ideal time to travel is very difficult. But if we focus on this classic Inca Trail of 4 days we consider that the best time to travel the Inca Trail is from April to October, a season without rain, this time is the most pleasant with sunny and cold days in days where the rain is persistent.
Also, you should know that in the month of February this route is closed for maintenance work, but if we only talk about the entrance to Machu Picchu this is open every month of the year.
2. Make your reservation in advance for the Classic Inca Trail
If you decide to do this trek it is advisable to make your reservation many months in advance, from 6 to 10 months in the high season (May to September) and from 2 to 4 months in the low season (later months), because there is a limit of spaces per day, the Peruvian government only allows access to 500 people of which 300 will be used by the campaign teams, cooks, porters, and guides.
3. Contract it with Machupicchu Reservations
It is said that this hike is free to access, but the truth is that it can only be done with an authorized travel agency, our company is authorized to do this hike.
4. Conditions of the classic Inca Trail
You should have a brief idea of what the trek will be like.
The Inca Trail to Machu Picchu is considered the best hike in South America and perhaps the world, thousands of tourists compete to do it because it is the route that the ancient Incas took to reach Machu Picchu.
The tour has a duration of 4 days, 40 kilometers of travel approximately reaching the lost city of the Incas “Machu Picchu”, along the way you will experience fatigue and low temperatures, as well as you can appreciate Inca constructions, fabulous landscapes and lots of vegetation.
It is very important to acclimatize before this trek, at least 1 to 2 days, and to rest as much as possible, eat lightly, and drink plenty of water, preferably coca tea. This trek will take you to altitudes over 4000 masl, so to avoid altitude sickness follow our advice.
6. What to bring for the Inca Trail
It is recommended to take only what is necessary, remember that you will walk several kilometers to Machu Picchu and a gram more will affect your performance, so here is a list of items to consider in your journey along the Inca Trail.
- Cash, preferably in small denominations 10, 20, 50, 100 soles.
- Camera and video camera
- Backpack cover
- Windproof waterproof jacket.
- Small towel and bathing suit
- 4 shirts / t-shirts
- Sun hat
- 1 pair of shorts
- 2 pairs of long pants
- Hiking boots / strong and comfortable shoes
- Sport sandals
- Toiletries (biodegradable)
- Bottle of water
- First aid kit.
7. Enjoy the trek
Enjoy the hike to the fullest, it is not a competition to reach Machu Picchu, but take your time and live it to the fullest, because on the hike you will appreciate beautiful landscapes, adrenaline, and a lot of fun; besides visiting archaeological sites and new experiences; something that other hikes will not give you.