Hiking Peru's Inca Trail to Machu Picchu (4 Days)offered by supplier M10040 (read about supplier)
Tour Duration: 4 - 5 day(s)
Group Size: 2 - 8 people
Specialty Categories: Hiking & Trekking
Season: March - January
Airfare Included: No
Tour Customizable: Yes
Minimum Per Person Price: 790 US Dollar (USD)
Maximum Per Person Price: 1100 US Dollar (USD)
Day 1: Start your Inca trail Adventure
Estimated hiking distance: 7.5 miles/12 kilometers. Estimated hiking time: six hours.
This morning you are picked up by your guide from your hotel, and start with a smooth ride through the spectacular sacred valley of the Incas, after a three-hour ride we arrive at the trailhead at Km 82, where we meet our Inca trail crew of porters and Cook. We start with a six-hour hike on a well-marked path, enjoying the eucalyptus groves, outstanding views of Urubamba River, the Vilcanota Mountain Range, the snow-capped peak of Veronica (19,102 ft./5,822m.) and the agricultural terraces in the Inca complex of Llaqtapata.
Overnight in Huayllabamba campsite – The North Face V25 Tent.
Meals included: Lunch and Dinner
Day 2: Dead Woman’s Pass and Pacaymayo
Estimated hiking distance: 7 miles/11 kilometers. Estimated hiking time: eight hours.
Today may be the most challenging day of your Inca trail adventure, we will climb steeply almost 4,000 feet (1,220 meters), but no worries your guide and Inca trail crew will ensure you have a safe and unique experience. Before setting off on our second day on the Inca trail, we will have a nutritious breakfast that will give us sufficient fuel and energy to reach the top of the Dead Woman’s Pass (13,780 feet/4,200 meters). If you need to push yourself, keep an eye on the prize, there are no words to describe the overwhelming sense of accomplishment that you will feel when reaching the top of the Dead Woman’s Pass. You will have breathtaking views of the thick forest, snowcapped peaks and the Inca trail. After crossing the Dead Woman’s Pass, we start descending along a rock stepped trail to Pacaymayo valley (11,810 feet/3,600 meters), our campsite for tonight.
Overnight in Pacaymayo campsite – The North Face V25 Tent
Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
Day 3: Amazing Andean scenery on the Royal Inca trail.
Estimated hiking distance: 10 miles/16 kilometers. Estimated hiking time: eight hours.
Today, we will have to reach only two mountain passes, cross the cloud forest and visit amazing Inca sites.
After a hearty breakfast, we set off on our third day on the Inca trail. We start with a one-hour climb to the circular ruins of Runkurakay, it is believed it was a resting place for Incan couriers during Inca times. After visiting this Inca site, we climb for almost one hour towards Runkurakay Pass (12,960 feet/3,950 meters) here we will have amazing views of the snowcapped peaks of Vilcabamba mountain range. We continue our hike down to Sayacmarca, known as the “inaccessible town”, a well preserved mysterious Inca complex (11,772 feet/3,588 meters), nobody knows exactly what this Inca site was built for but we will enjoy it much.
The trail climbs down to the valley floor, and we enjoy the beautiful orchids while walking on the Inca road. The trail starts to climb again, we pass through the Inca tunnel that traverses solid rock. After passing the tunnel, the trail leads up to the third pass, we reach Phuyupatamarka (12,140 feet/3,700 meters), you will have a great opportunity to enjoy stunning views of Salkantay and Veronica Snowcapped Mountains.
After crossing our third mountain Pass, we arrive in the “Cloud-Level Town” of Phuyupatamarka , one of the most impressive archaeological Inca centers. Finally, we camp near Wiñaywayna (8,829 feet/2,691 meters), the most spectacular archaeological complex of the entire Inca Trail.
Overnight in Wiñaywayna campsite – The North Face V25 Tent
Meals included: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner
Day 4: Machu Picchu
Estimated hiking distance: 2.5 miles/4 kilometers. Estimated hiking time: four hours.
Today, we will wake up very early, have another hearty breakfast and head to the “Sun Gate” where we will enjoy our first sight of the “lost city” of Machu Picchu. You may want to spend some time sitting and overlooking Machu Picchu! Then, we hike down for just one hour and arrive in Machu Picchu, one of the most extraordinary archaeological sites on earth!
Private Machu Picchu Tour
You will enjoy a guided tour of the most amazing Inca city in the Americas and learn about the history of this site. You will have some insight into the various features of this sacred city and have free time to enjoy yourself! After enjoying Machu Picchu, you will board the bus to Aguas Calientes, where you will board the train back to Cusco.
Vista dome train from Aguas Calientes to Cusco
Estimated train journey time: three hours and thirty minutes
Upon arrival at Cusco train station you will be met by our representative and transferred to your Hotel.
Meals included: Breakfast
Supplemental Tour Information:
After setting up the trek dates, we will email the reservation form to be filled out with your full information and process your 50% trek deposit to confirm the full itinerary.
Trek balance is processed 30 days before your trek starts.
1. If you cancel your trek more than 90 days before your treks starts, the cancellation fee is 50% of deposit. The reimbursement will start being processed seven days after receiving the cancellation letter.
2. If you cancel your trek between 90 and 30 days before your trek starts, the cancellation fee is 100% of deposit.
3. If you cancel your trek while hiking the Inca Trail, the cancellation fee is 100% of trek price.
Tour Guide Credentials:
We are a licensed Inca Trail Operator that provides only private treks to Machu Picchu. Our company has CALTUR (Quality in Tourism)Certification issued by MINCETUR (Ministry of Tourism in Peru) and certified members of The International Ecotourism Society.
Airfare is not included in the tour price.
- Professional English-speaking Guide.
- Porter Support (who carry Camping gear, Camping Furniture, Cooking and Dining gear)
- One Personal Porter for every two hikers
- Nine meals and purified water during the trek
- Camping gear (Four-season tents and Sleeping pads)
- Camping Furniture (Camping table and chairs)
- Cooking and Dining gear
- Portable Oxygen tank and First aid kit
- Vista dome Train Ticket from Machu Picchu to Cusco
- Bus ticket from Machu Picchu to Aguas Calientes
- Inca trail Permit and Machu Picchu Entrance fee.
- Pre-departure Briefing
- Private Hotel pick-up and drop-off Service
- Private transportation from Cusco to Kilometer 82
- Sleeping bag, Tips
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