Travel Availibility: March to January
TRAVEL STYLE:

Adventure, Archeological, Cultural & Natural

HIGHLIGHTS:

Ollantaytambo, Qorihuayrachina, Machu Q’ente, Huayna Q’ente, Patallaqta, Pacaymayu Bajo, Chachabamba, Wiñayhuayna, Inti Punku, Bridge Ruins & Machu Picchu


This Inca Trail valley trek is a good alternative for those people who are not accustomed to trekking in high altitude. It is also a good option for reliving the grand passage of the Incan people of past because there are many Archeological Groups to enjoy along the way, as well as a mega diversity of ecology well conserved from times past. Finally, we will have our grand finale in the famous Machu Picchu citadel.

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DAY 1: CUSCO – OLLANTAYTAMBO – KM 88 – MACHU Q’ENTE – PACAYMAYU BAJO (L)(D)

We pick you up in our private transport from your Cusco or Sacred Valley hotels with transfer to the bus station in Ollantytambo.  From there the group takes the train until KM 88 (Qorihuayrachina) where we will meet with our chef, porters, guides, etc and then start our Inca trail adventure.  We start off crossing the Urubamba River by bridge where we will have to show our original passports at the government control entrance point.  Shortly after we take a tour through the archeological complex of Machu Q’ente, Huayna Q’ente and Patallaqta, and afterwards we can see much vegetation en-route to our first campsite located in Pacaymayu Bajo.

DAY 2: PACAYMAYU – CHACHABAMBA – WIÑAYHUAYNA – INTI PUNKU –PUENTE RUINAS (BRIDGE RUINS) (B)(L)(D)

After a good breakfast prepared by our excellent chefs, we start the hike in the direction of the archeological ruins of Chachabamba (located at 2250 meters above sea level).  We will have a short tour here understanding the importance of this place for holding and storing agricultural products to be taken to Machu Picchu long ago.  We continue our trek until Wiñay Huayna, with beautiful views along the way of the Urubamba River as well as a mega diversity of flora including a variety of famous orchids.  Once in Wiñay Huayna, we will have a break to visit this important site belonging to the Inca Trail’s Archeological Group.  After lunch, we continue walking until Machu Picchu, passing Inti Punku (The Sun Gate) where we can see the beautiful Machu Picchu city at sundown.  We then descend until the Bridge Ruins (located at 2000 m) we will set up camp for our 2nd night.

DAY 3: PUENTE RUINAS (BRIDGE RUINS) – MACHUPICCHU – CUSCO ( B )

After breakfast in camp, we transfer by bus about a 30 minute trip to the Machu Picchu entrance point (2400 m) with opportunity to see the sunrise and enjoy the presence of few other tourists at this time.  With a guided tour of the citadel, we visit the principal plaza, Circular Tower, Sacred Sun Dial, living quarters, Temple of the Three Windows and cemeteries.  Later there is free time to explore more, take photos and then catch the descending bus down to Aguas Calientes town where we catch the return train to Cusco city.

Notes

INCLUDED

  • – Detailed information given by guide prior to Tour
  • – Private transport to Ollantaytambo
  • – Train ticket from Ollantaytambo to Km 88 (Qorihuayrachina)
  • – Cook, assistant cook, Porters (to carry all camping equipment and food)
  • – Professional English / Spanish guide
  • – Assistant or Second Guide for groups over 8 people
  • – Snacks given out before the Trek
  • – Water filter and boiled water for refilling bottles each day
  • – Wake-up tea-time served each morning
  • – Camping equipment: 1, 2, or 3 person 3-season tents
  • – Sleeping mattresses
  • – Dining and Kitchen tents, tables, chairs, and kitchen equipment
  • – Vegetarian food (and allergy requests) at no extra charge
  • – First Aid kit including emergency oxygen tank
  • – Chemical bathroom
  • – Entrance tickets to Inca Trail & Machu Picchu
  • – Bus Tickets for Aguas Calientes / Machu Picchu / Aguas Calientes
  • – Tourist class train ticket Aguas Calientes / Poroy
  • – Final transfer to Cusco hotel

NOT INCLUDED

  • – Sleeping bag (Quality down bags available to rent)
  • – Extra Porter

WE RECOMMEND TO TAKE

*Original Passport to check-in to the Inca Trail

  • Sleeping Bag
  • Sunblock
  • Mosquito Repellent
  • Hiking shoes
  • Headlamp or flashlight
  • Sunglasses
  • Warm clothes/ jacket
  • Sunhat or touque
  • Plastic poncho or rain-proof jacket
  • Personal hiking backpack
  • Camera / Video camera with extra batteries
  • Water bottle