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7 Day Trek Along the Inca Trail to Machu Picchu (Land only)

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Rene Hurtado Valencia

Valencia Travel Cusco

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7 Day Trek Along the Inca Trail to Machu Picchu (Land only)

There’s an only place in the world that has it all, magic, history, nature and culture composed of the four elements that forges the spirit of the earth, and sun. A land where the gods are hidden in mountains and stones; where the sons and daughters of the sun are dressed with gold and mortals with scissor hands dance all day... A ancient and mysterious culture chosen by gods: The inca trail trek.

DAY 1

Arrive to Cusco

Welcome to Cusco, Peru! After you arrive in Cusco, a representative of Valencia Travel Cusco will be waiting for you. We will pick you up in our private transportation and take you to your hotel, where you will spend the night. You will have a whole day to relax and enjoy the beauty Cusco has to offer. You will stay in this hotel or one of similar standard to this one: IMPORTANT:: Check-in is around 12:00pm and check-out is around 10:00am. (Early check-in is possible for an additional charge). Optional: Cusco City tour (Not Include) We will pick you up at 2:00pm from your hotel to start the tour and visiting the following places. The Koricancha: Temple of the sun. The Cathedral: Marvel of the religious art. Sacsayhuaman: a majestic place with impressive works in stone, some up to 120 tons. Q´enqo:(Labyrinth) a religious center dedicated to the adoration of the Earth. Puca pucara:(reddish place) that was used as a military control center. Tambomachay:(Temple of the Water) a center of adoration and worship of water. Ending around 6:30pm, we will drop you off back to your hotel. Read more

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DAY 2

Open Day (Extra activities to do)

(Additional Price: USD 45 per person without meals or entrance fees). After breakfast, we will pick you up from your hotel at 8:00am. This is a full day excursion to the Urubamba Valley visiting the colorful Indian market in Pisac where you will be able to appreciate the mixture of color and tradition and have an opportunity to test your bartering skills, interact with the local craftsmen and purchase their hand-made souvenirs. Pisac is located at the entrance of the Sacred Valley. The Valley is (31km)/ (19mi) from Cusco, and at an altitude of (2,970m)/ (9,700 ft.). Followed by Pisac is Urubamba where you will have your lunch (NOT INCLUDED). Then we continue through to Ollantaytambo, the oldest continuously occupied town on the American continent. The narrow streets of Ollantaytambo, along with their canals, have not changed much from the time of the Inca Empire. They evoke their ancestral inheritance and give you a feeling of what it would be like to live during this time. The last visit will be the Chinchero market. Chinchero is believed to be the mythical birthplace of the rainbow. Its major claim to tourism is its colorful Sunday market which is much less tourist-orientated than the market at Pisac. At the end, we will return you to the Plaza de Armas in Cusco at approximately 6:30 pm. Include: • Transportation • Professional English speaking guide. Not include: • Tourist ticket (extra PEN 70) • Meals (PEN 45 – 70 approx. per meal) • Gratuity Read more

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DAY 3

Inca Travel Adventure to Machu Picchu

Total distance to be covered: 12km or 7mi. (5 to 6 hours more or less). We will meet and pick you up from your Hotel at 4:30am (time to be confirmed at the briefing time) and travel by bus to Piskacucho (you will hear this be called kilometer 82) where the trail starts. There will be a breakfast stop in Ollantaytambo (06:30-7am) to load up on energy (breakfast – not included). On arrival at kilometer 82 (08:30am more or less), we will have some time to organize ourselves (use the restrooms, put on sun cream, mosquitoes repellant, etc) and then it is necessary to show your entrance tickets, passports and (if paying a student rate) the student card at the trails 1st control point. To start the trail (2720m/8923ft), we cross the Vilcanota River and follow its route to the right. The first day is relatively easy (a warm-up on the 'Inca flat' terrain) and we will have great views of the site of an Inca Fortress (‘Huillca Raccay'), the vast and incredible Inca site ‘Llactapata' (officially called ‘Patallacta'), the Urubamba mountain range that divides the jungle and the Andes and the beautiful snow-capped peak of 'W'akay Willca' (5860m/19225ft), known in books as Veronica. Our first campsite (Ayapata) will be one hour and a half up the small village of Wayllabamba (3000m/9842ft) in the temperate green valley of the same name. Temperature at night is usually around 5ºC (depending on the month). Read more

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DAY 4

The Trail Trial!

Total distance to be covered: 16km or 9mi. (8 to 9 hours more or less). After waking up at 5:30am (maybe at 05:00-depending on your Guide) and having breakfast, we will start a steep ascent towards the highest pass (Abra de Warrmihuañusca/'Dead Woman's Pass’ – 4200m/13779ft). On this day a real sense of achievement is felt on reaching the top! After a rest here, we begin the descent to the lunch stop which is located at Pacaymayu (3550m/11646ft). On the way up to the pass we will be able to see lots of hummingbirds and other birds. Also we will have the time to appreciate an incredible variety of native plants and trees such as the ´Polylepis´ or Q'ueuña trees which grow in the astonishing cloud forest located at 3650/11972m!! After lunch begins the second 2 hours steep climbing to Runkuraqay pass (almost 4000 meters), we arrive in our campsite by 5 pm. Temperature at this campsite around 4ºC during the nights. Overnight: At the campsite. Read more

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DAY 5

Back to the beautiful scenery

Total distance to be covered: 10km or 6mi. (5 hours more or less). This is the most impressive day (in our opinion!!!) so just keep thinking of that on the ascent on day 2! Again we wake up for breakfast at 6am, and start the day with a gentle climb to visit the archaeological site of ‘Phuyupatamarca’ (meaning ‘Town in the Clouds’) and to reach the third highest point on the trail (3680m)). The views from here of the mountains, canyons and surrounding area are spectacular. The Inca site, ‘Phuyupatamarca’, is located a few minutes walking from the third pass and after visiting this, we continue walking (3000 steps!) through the cloud forest and the impressive agricultural Inca site of ‘Intipata’ until we arrive at our third campsite Wiñay Wayna (2680m/8792ft). Today we have only walked about 4 to 5 hours and have arrived to camp by lunch time! A short distance from this campsite is located the Inca site of the same name ‘Wiñay Wayna’ (‘Forever Young’). Even if you are tired after your day’s trek, don’t miss out on visiting the most impressive site on the trail. Temperature during the night is around 12º C. Overnight: At the campsite. Read more

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DAY 6

Machu Picchu in its Glory!

Total distance to be covered: 5km or 3mi. (2 hours more or less). We leave the last campsite at about 5:30am on the final day (breakfast 3:30-4:00am). It is an early start in order to get to ‘Inti Punku’ (‘Sun gate’) (2730m/8792ft) before sunrise. This is the place from where you will have your first dramatic view of Machu Picchu (2400m/7873ft) with the sun rising over it! After some time there, we will walk down the last part of the trail to the spot where you can take the classic photo (picture postcard shot) of this ancient city. Finally, we visit Machu Picchu itself! Walking tour (approximately 2 hours) is given by your guide and after this you can explore the mysterious city by yourselves. You will meet your guide in Aguas Calientes (it can be reached by bus or on foot) for lunch and to be given your train tickets back to Cusco. Train included in all tours is until Ollantaytambo and then bus to Cusco. Your train will leave Aguas Calientes town in the afternoon and you need to be in the train station 30 min. before it leaves. (The exactly time will be given you by your tour guide), once in Ollantaytambo town you will have a bus waiting for you to return back to your hotel in Cusco. Allocations or Itinerary are subject to change depending the availability on time of booking. Read more

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DAY 7

Transfer out, Bye Cusco!

After breakfast, we will take you back to the airport according your flight itinerary (Please be ready between 2 and 2:15 hours prior to your departure time). Goodbye Peru!

Departure

ACCOMMODATIONS

Day in trip
Location
Hotel
Day 1
Location Cusco
Day 6
Location Cusco

TRIP PACKAGE

Package includes

  • Price Includes:
  • Professional bilingual tour guide.
  • Assistant tour guide (for groups of 9 or More people).
  • Entrance fee to Inca Trail and Machu Picchu.
  • Transportation - bus to kilometer 82 and train back (train service to Ollantaytambo)
  • Collection from Ollantaytambo train station (on day 4).
  • Bus trip from Machu Picchu down to Aguas Calientes.
  • Water (you need to bring water for the first morning then we will provide you with drinking - previously boiled - water).
  • 3 breakfasts, 3 lunches, 3 afternoon snacks, 3 dinners and various snacks to be eaten throughout the day (breakfast on day 1 + lunch in Aguas Calientes are not included).
  • Dining tent with tables and chairs. Cook.
  • 3-man tent (per 2 people).
  • Foam sleeping mattress.
  • Porters: They carry cooking and camping equipment (FOAM MATTRESS AND CAMPING TENT).
  • First Aid kit.

Package excludes

  • Not Included:
  • Single supplement fee
  • Walking sticks
  • Personal porter
  • For the Inca trail – first breakfast, lunch and dinner on the last day are not included
  • Entrace to Huayna Picchu.
  • Gratitude
  • Meals that are not stated otherwise
  • Travel insurance - You are strongly recommended to take out travel insurance for the duration of your trip.

REVIEWS

5 Reviews

Jennifer Camp, United States

I had an absolutely wonderful time. I loved how willing the guides were to changing plans to accommodate us. Loved the authentic food and the great service. I fell so spoiled that don’t know if i can go back to regular backpacking!

Erin Milash, United States

Excellent service! amazing guides, beautiful scenery...very well organized.

Mican Lanezford, United States

One of the best experience of my life ,the guides were knowledge patient and encouraging, the food was excellent and satisfying, the porters were respected and seemed happy. They had a good shoes and clothing as new. We will definitely be booking more adventures thought Valencia in the future.

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