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Key Information:
Tour Duration: 4 day(s)
Group Size: 3 - 20 people
Destination(s): Peru  
Specialty Categories: Hiking & Trekking   Archeology/History  
Season: January - December
Airfare Included: No
Tour Customizable: Yes
Minimum Per Person Price: 500 US Dollar (USD)
Maximum Per Person Price: 500 US Dollar (USD)

Tour Itinerary:

Day 1: Cusco - Lares hot springs - Huaca Wasi. We depart early in the morning towards the Sacred Valley of the Incas. When we reach Calca province, we start to ascend to the pass of Hualcapunku (4400m). From here we can appreciate views of the magnificent Ausangate snow-capped peak - at 6370 meters above sea level it is the highest mountain in the Cusco region. From here we start to descend to Lares village (3250m), where we can enjoy the natural hot springs with temperatures between 28°C and 34°C. After the lunch, we walk towards Huaca Wasi (3600m), our place for camping.

Day 2: Huaca Wasi - Abra Ipsay - Patacancha. Today is the toughest day on the trek. We hike to Ipsay (also known as Ipsaycocha, 4400m) for approximately 4 hours. During the walk, you can appreciate small and ancient, native communities, their customs and Andean traditions, such as the locals in colorful, typical dress. After lunch, we continue to our camp at Patacancha (3700m).

Day 3: Patacancha - Willoq - Pumamarca - Ollantaytambo - Aguas Calientes. We continue with our trip though the Patacancha Valley and different, native communities: Willoq (3600 m) and Pumamarca (3400 m). We arrive at the ancient, archaeological remains of Ollantaytambo, one of the oldest, largest and most significant ruins in the Sacred Valley, where we take a rest. Late in the afternoon, we depart by train to Aguas Calientes (2050 m). Overnight in a hostel in Aguas Calientes.

Day 4: Aguas Calientes - Machu Picchu - Cusco. After breakfast, we enjoy the lost city of the Incas - Machu Picchu. We take the bus from Aguas Calientes to Machu Picchu for our journey up to the ruins. After a full day visiting this amazing city built by the Incas, we descend by bus to Aguas Calientes to take the train back to Cusco.

Airfare is not included in the tour price.

Price Includes:
- Collection from your hotel in the morning
- Private bus to Lares
- Entrance fees for the Inca Trail - Machu Picchu
- Bilingual tour guides
- Complete, quality equipment (2-man dome tents and mattress)
- Cooking equipment
- All meals on the trail
- Porters (to carry the tents, goods and cooking equipment)
- Dining tent, kitchen tent and toilet tent
- First aid kit
- Train tickets
- 01 night hostel in Aguas Calientes.

Price Excludes:
- Breakfast on the first day
- The last lunch in Aguas Calientes
- Sleeping bag.

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