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Classic Inca Trail to Machu Picchu

4 Days

Start
Cusco -
End
 Cusco


From
590 USD

Trip Code: CIT4D


Discover the amazing Classic Inca Trail towards Machu Picchu

Classic Inca Trail 4 Days is considered as one of the best and famous trails in South America, combining a remarkable mix of Inca remains, green cloud forest, mountain scenery and a sub-tropical jungle. More than 250 orchid species have been discovered in the Historic Sanctuary of Machu Picchu. Classic Inca Trail is the one the most travellers want to do. The 4 Days adventure begins from Cusco with 2 hours by bus through the Andes mountains and the Sacred Valley you will reach Ollantaytambo town, it is a small village which is the last stop to buy the breakfast and the last missing equipments before starting the trek.
One day before the beginning the Inca Trail 4 Days, we suggest take one of our Cusco Day Tours as a Training and acclimatization Tours.

Classic Inca Trail 4 Days:

Day 1 – Begin the Inca trail: Cusco to Wayllabamba

Early pick up from your hotel; and transport to Piskacucho, this is a neighborhood situated on Km 82 on the way to Machu Picchu by train.
We begin the Inca Trail by crossing the overhead bridge on the Urubamba River, staying on this Inca Trail; we will see Llactapata from the highest peak, an inspiring Inca city. Resuming our trek on this trail through the valley, carved out by River Kusichaca, slowly climbing and after five hours hiking we will arrive at the Wayllabamba community, place where we are going to camp. The first day of the Trail is simple and offers good training for the days ahead.

Overnight at the Campsite
Meals Included: Lunch, Dinner

Day 2 – Inca Trail: Wayllabamba – Pacaymayo

This day is without doubt the toughest and highest in terms of altitude on the trail, which includes a sudden and sheer ascent that goes on for about 9 km, so inexperienced hikers are allowed time to settle in. At the start of your journey at Inca trail, you can see ahead the zigzagging path up the mountain. The trek is demanding to say the least, with a sharp climb to the Abra de Warmiwañusca, also called the Dead Woman´s Pass – 4200m/13776ft. along this path, the setting transforms from Sierra on the way to Puna (this is a dry area at a height with little vegetation) the area is chilly and very breezy. After crossing the pass, the path descends into the valley of Pacaymayu. Here the camp is set up after almost 7 hours of Inca trail hiking. You will eat a meal and rest after an exhausting day of travelling on this trail.

Overnight at the Campsite
Meals Included: Brekfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 3 – Inca Trail: Pacaymayo to Wiñaywayna

This is the beginning of the longest part of trail however; it is the most remarkable and the most appealing, due the presence of numerous archaeological sites as well as the green cloud forest that we pass by, and a rich presence of Andean flora and fauna. We move on from Pacaymayo to Abra Runkurakay, we then leave the path and descend to the Yanacocha, entering the cloud forest and at last reach Sayacmarca, this place is a stunning development semi-circularly constructed, with enclosures at separate levels, narrow lanes, liturgical fountains, irrigation canals and yards. Continuing the journey, you will finally approach the third mountain pass, at Abra de Phuyupatamarca. Later, the trail descends further leading to Phuyupatamarca, an archeological site known as “The Town in the Clouds.” This part is the most striking site in Inca Trail, it is always clouded up here, emblematic of the cloud forests, and farming terraces and fountains with flowing fresh water. We go via the Inca tunnel and reach an above mentioned path downwards to the complex. Next, we proceed and trek down long stone steps that guide us to Wiñaywayna complex, an inspiring Inca center comprising of a thriving agricultural complex with several terraces, an urban sector and a religious hub. Wiñaywayna becomes the last official camp before Machu Picchu.

Overnight at the Campsite
Meals Included: Brekfast, Lunch, Dinner

Day 4 – Wiñaywayna to Machu Picchu – Back to Cusco

At around 4am you get up, box-breakfast and move back on the Inca trail to get to Machu Picchu before sunrise. This is the last part of the journey to arrive at 5:00AM to reach Inti Punku or Sun Gate to see the sunrise. Out of the blue every part of Machu Picchu is in front of your eyes stuttering its immense beauty – an incredible sight for all to see. At this spot we move downhill towards Machu Picchu, after a period of 40 minutes we enter the citadel from the top point through the “House of the Guardians”. We then proceed to the control point where we register and leave our stuff. We are at once taken to an excursion of the Inca citadel that usually takes two hours and includes the Main Plaza, the Royal Quarters, the Circular Tower, the Temple of the Three Windows, the most important preserved Intihuatana, warehouses, houses, a large central square. After the entire tour, you will have enough time to wander around this Archaeological Site leisurely;
Optional climb to Huayna Picchu Mountain; from where you can appreciate the immensity of Machu Picchu, even more amazing being high and distant (not included in the price):
In the afternoon you will take the train back to Cusco. Upon arrival reception and transfer to your Hotel

Meals Included: Brekfastr


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WHAT'S INCLUDE?

  • 3 Nights Camping
  • Excurtions: Inca Trail & Machu Picchu
  • Entrance tickets for teh Inca Trail, Machu Picchu
  • Expedition Train (Machu Picchu – Cusco)
  • All airport transfers, Hotel pickup and drop-off by English-speaking staff
  • Meals according mentioned in the itinerary
  • Guided tours will be By qualified English-speaking guides
  • Porters to carry camping equipment and food
  • Camping tent – dinning tent – cooking tent - sleeping mat

WHAT'S NOT INCLUDE?

    • Domestic flights
    • travel insurance
    • visa
    • Entrance ticket to Huayna Picchu Mountain
    • personal items, drinks, limited souvenirs, laundry, tips and any extras
    • Sleeping bag for this trek