Project Description

Traditional Inca Trail

6 Days / 5 Nights

TOUR HIGHLIGHTS

[Places Visited] Inca Trail & Machu Picchu
[Tour Length] 6 Days

  • Hike the Traditional Inca Trail to Machu Picchu, considered by far the most famous trek in South America and is rated by many to be in the top 5 treks in the world. In just 26 miles (43km) it manages to combine beautiful mountain scenery, lush cloud-forest, and subtropical jungle and, of course, a stunning mix of Inca paving stones ruins and tunnels.
  • Be amaze by the final destination of the trail that just cannot be beaten: Machu Picchu, the mysterious “Lost City of the Incas”

SUMMARY

Day 1: CUSCO – KM.82 – WAYLLABAMBA
Private transportation from S. Valley to km. 82
Full day Trek.
Overnight at campsite.
Meals: B, L, D, Snacks

Day 2: WAYLLABAMBA – PACAYMAYU
Full day trek.
Overnight at campsite.
Meals: B, L, D, Snacks

Day 3: PACAYMAYU – PHUYUPATAMARCA
Full day trek.
Overnight at campsite.
Meals: B, L, D, Snacks

Day 4: PHUYUPATAMARCA – WIÑAYHUAYNA – MACHU PICCHU
Full day trek.
Overnight at selected hotel.
Meals: B, L, Snacks

Day 5: AGUAS CALIENTES – MACHU PICCHU – CUSCO
Private excursion to Machu Picchu Citadel.
Train from Aguas Calientes to Cusco and private transfer to your hotel.
Overnight at your hotel in Cusco.
Meals: B

Day 6: CUSCO – LIMA – OUTBOUND
Private transfer from your hotel to Cusco Airport.
Assistance at Lima Airport for your international flight.
Meals: B

Note: Subject to availability and change without prior notice.

Day 1: CUSCO – KM.82 – WAYLLABAMBA
Your private guide will pick you up from your hotel early in the morning and you will be transferred by private transportation to the Sacred Valley, in a beautiful scenic journey of approximately 2 hours.

Here, you will meet up with our quechua porters that will carry your gear during the trek. You will begin this unforgettable journey from km. 82, hiking along the turbulent Vilcanota River, with magnificent views to “La Veronica” snowcapped mountain (19,000 ft). All camp gear is carried by our porters, leaving us free to walk with only a light back pack with the essentials for the day’s hike.

We camp on a terrace in the hamlet of Wayllabamba valley (9,679 ft.).
(L, D)

Day 2: WAYLLABAMBA – PACAYMAYU
After an early breakfast you will start trekking a moderate climb up the mountain through magical polylepis forest to high camp at Pacaymayu. Today is one of the most demanding days of the trip as we gain a lot of altitude. We pass Llulluchapamapa spot and reach the first pass at 13,750 ft “Warmiwañusca”, offers views to the Huayanay peaks (east) and into rugged Vilcabamba range (west).

We descend to our camp in Pacaymayu (13,100 ft.).
(B, L, D)

Day 3: PACAYMAYU – PHUYUPATAMARCA
After breakfast, you will descend from the second pass at 13,100 ft. and follow a fine Inca highway to the restored Sayaqmarka townsite. The Inca trail in this section is white granite roadway, traversing a thickly forest mountainside. We also visit the magnificent ruins of Phuyupatamarca (12,460 ft.) where we camp.
(B, L, D)

Day 4: PHUYUPATAMARCA – WIÑAYHUAYNA – MACHU PICCHU
Early in the morning you will continue your trek from cloud forest into high jungle habitat. Orchids and hummingbirds are common along this spectacular section of the Trail high above the river. We emerge at the gate of the sun for our visit view of Machu Picchu from above the city. We stroll down the royal road and at last enter the lost city of the Incas late afternoon. Overnight at selected hotel in Aguas Calientes
(B, L)

Day 5: AGUAS CALIENTES – MACHU PICCHU – CUSCO
Today after breakfast, you will take the early bus up to the stunning archaeological complex of Machu Picchu.

Machu Picchu Citadel Excursion
You will explore the enigmatic citadel of Machu Picchu accompanied by your expert guide, who will lead you through the site, providing archaeological and historical information on key areas of interest, including Intihuatana (the Sun Dial), the Sacred Plaza and the Temple of the Sun. Machu Picchu is the most important site of the vast Inca Empire. This UNESCO World Heritage site is often referred to as “The Lost City of the Incas” and is one of the most famous and spectacular archaeological complexes in the world – a visit to Peru would not be complete without it. Machu Picchu is considered one of the New Seven Wonders of the World and recently awarded as the Most Ecological Destination in South America.
After the excursion, you will head to the train station where you will board the train towards Cusco. Upon arrival at the train station, you will be met by our Guest Services Representative and transferred to your hotel.
(B)

Day 6: CUSCO – LIMA – OUTBOUND
After breakfast you will be transported to Cusco airport to board your flight to Lima. In Lima International Airport, our Guest Services Representative will assist you with your departure flight.
(B)

5 Stars
US $ 2,731
4 Stars
US $ 2,480
3 Stars
US $ 2,373
SIC
US $ 1,489
Machu Picchu INKATERRA
Superior Deluxe Room
EL MAPI
Deluxe Room
ANDINA
Standard Room
ANDINA
Standard Room
Cusco CASONA INKATERRA
Suite Patio
ARANWA CUSCO
Deluxe Room
CASA ANDINA PLAZA
Superior Room
CASA ANDINA PLAZA
Superior Room

* Pricing per person based on double occupancy

INCLUDED:

  • Hotel accommodations as indicated in the itinerary, including taxes (VAT 18%) and service charges.
  • Meals as specified: (B) Breakfast, (L) Lunch, (D) Dinner.
  • Private airport transfers as indicated in the itinerary.
  • All ground transportation by private vehicle as indicated in the itinerary.
  • 24 / 7 Concierge Live Assistance.
  • Baggage handling assistance and tips to airport porters.
  • Accommodation in double tents.
  • Daily drinkable filtered and purified stream running water.
  • At the beginning and ending of each journey, warm water available to wash hands and face.
  • All camping equipment (tents, sleeping pads, dinning tent, private chemical toilet tent, oxygen tank).
  • Water proof personal duffle bag for personal gear (for sleeping bags, sleeping pads and clothing).
  • 8 kilos maximum. Porters will carry duffle bag.
  • All cooking gear.
  • Emergency first aid kit.
  • Expert English speaking tour guide.
  • Porterage of equipment along the trail.
  • Delicious food.
  • Entrance fee to Machu Picchu Park.
  • Bus ride in Machu Picchu up and down.
  • Return to Cusco by Vistadome train to Ollanta and private car to Cusco.

NOT INCLUDED:

  • Any international airfares or internal airfare unless specifically mentioned; Airport Taxes ($32.00 per person International Departures Tax); Passport and visa fees; Travel insurance; Excess baggage charges; Items of personal nature such as gratuities, telephone / fax / internet charges, laundry, beverages, meals and services not specified in the itinerary.
  • Local Tax (VAT 18%) for accommodation and meals taken in hotels, only applicable to travellers having remained in the country for 60 consecutive days or more (residents). In order to be exempt from this tax, non-resident travellers must present their original passport and Andean Immigration Card to our staff at the moment of check-in. In absence of these documents, the VAT exemption does not apply and the tax will have to be paid by guests directly at each hotel.
  • Personal expenses such as passport or visa fees, excess baggage, gratuities to guides & drivers, telephone / communication charges, laundry, beverages, meals and services not specified.
  • Sleeping bag or other personal equipment.
  • Insurance & Immunizations.
  • Laundry & gratuities for trekking staff (guides & porters).

IMPORTANT INFORMATION:

  • This is a sample itinerary which can be customized according to your needs and travel wishes. Please contact our Destination Specialists at sales AT peruvianodyssey DOT com.
  • Extensions among other destinations in Peru are available upon request and at an additional cost.
  • Before your trip, please get a copy of your Peru Information Guide for a most unforgettable experience!
  • 500 spaces available per day only (including visitors, guides and porters).
  • April to November : Dry season
  • December to March : Rainy season
  • February : Inca trail is CLOSED
  • As per Inca Trail regulations it is required 1 official tour guide per each 8 passengers and 16 passengers is the maximum size number for a group (with 2 official tour guides).
  • Larger groups have to be separated in groups of 16 passengers each.

SUGGESTED EQUIPMENT LIST FOR THE CLIENT:

  • Personal sleeping bag
  • Personal small day back pack (for cameras and personal items to be used daily).
  • Cotton sleeved shirt or t-shirt.
  • Wool sweaters and trousers.
  • Jeans and hiking shorts.
  • Regular underwear, medium weight socks.
  • Medium weight parka, fiberfill.
  • Light hat or visor, sun glasses, sun blocking lotion.
  • Rain poncho, light wool gloves.
  • Tennis or running shoes and light hiking shorts.
  • Insect repellent.
  • Flashlight with spare batteries and bulb.
  • Towel and swimsuit.
  • Bottled water.
  • Personal first aid kids.
  • A knee and ankle brace are sometimes useful.

INKA TRAIL SPECIAL TERMS:

  • To make reservations, we need passenger’s full personal information: Full names as indicated on passport, passport number (scanned document), nationality & date of birth).
  • Once reservation is made (as soon as Peruvian Odyssey receives all personal information), it is NOT permitted any change on travel date or passenger’s personal data.
  • Therefore, all information will be provided without errors or it will be considered as a new reservation by the system (subject to space if available).

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