The network of Inca roads (Qhapaq Ñan) is considered one of the best engineering works in existence; it helped turn a small family caste into the largest empire in the Western Hemisphere. The Inca Trail to Machu Picchu combines history with its new purpose, to be one of the best walks in the world.
Group Sizes: Minimum 2 persons
DAY 01: LIMA – CUSCO
Reception at the airport of Cusco. Transfer to the Hostal Tahuantinsuyo, morning free to relax and adjust to the altitude. In the afternoon visit the Main Square, Cathedral, Koricancha, palace and the nearby Ruins as Kenko, Puca Pucara, Tambomachay, Sacsayhuaman Fortress: Hostal.
DAY 02: INCA TRAIL MACHUPICCHU «PISCAK’UCHO – HUAYLLABAMBA»
Early morning transfer to the head of the trail where we begin our trek, escorted by native Quechua porters. From Piscak’ucho we hike along the Vilcanota River, with magnificent views of Nevado Veronica: Camp.B.L.D.
DAY 03: CLIMBING TO LLULLUCHAPAMPA
We climb through magical polylepis forest to high camp at Llulluchapampa 3600 mts. Today is one of the most demanding days of the trip as we gain a lot of altitude, the first pass at 4200 msl. Offers views to the Huayanay peaks and west rugged Vilcabamba Range. We descend to our camp Runkurakay. B.L.D.
DAY 04: SAYAQMARCA – WIÑAYWAYNA
We cross the second pass at 4000 msl. And follow a fine Inca highway to the restored townsite of Sayaqmarca. We descend rapidly from cloud forest into high Jungle habitat, Orchids and hummingbirds are common along this spectacular section of the trail high above the river. The Inca Trail in this section is a white granite path going through a high temperate zone. Camp in Wiñaywayna. B.L.D.
DAY 05: WIÑAYWAYNA – MACHUPICCHU – CUSCO
After an early wake up we emerge at the gate of the sun for our first view of MACHUPICCHU from high above the City. Finally we arrive to the misterious ·Lost City» in the afternoon we return by train to Cusco. Hostal. B.
DAY 06: CUSCO – FREE DAY
Free day at leisure. B.
DAY 07: CUSCO – LIMA
Transfer to the airport for your flight to Lima, arrival and transfer to the hostal. B.
DAY 08: LIMA – INTERNATIONAL FLIGHT
In the morning, transfer to the airport for your international flight.
The price includes
Booking for budget Hostals as detailed above, based on double occupancy. All scheduled land, lake and air transportations. All transfers. All scheduled excursions with English-speaking professional guide services. All entrance fees. Meals and domestic flight airfares as specified in the itinerary. B=Breakfast; L= Lunch; D=Dinner.
The price doesn´t include
International airfares, airport departure taxes or visa fees, excess baggage charges, additional nights during the trip due to flight cancellations, alcoholic beverages or bottled water, snacks, insurance of any kind, laundry, phone calls, radio calls or messages and items of personal nature.