Traditional Inca Trail - Machu Picchu: 6 Days - 5 Nights

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In this program, you'll live a wonderful and unforgettable experience from departure all the way to the Historical Sanctuary of Machu Picchu. During the hike, we'll pass by several archaeological complexes of great importance given the features of their architectural structures, dating back to the Incan Empire's period. In addition, we'll feel changes in the climate and will observe the diversity of the exotic flora and fauna. All the Inca´s trails lead to the Historical Sanctuary of Machu Picchu which is an exceptional jewel of the Incan architecture. Performing the Inca Trail is an unforgettable experience in contact with nature and Machu Picchu is considered as Cultural Patrimony of Humanity, as well as one of the world's wonders.

ITINERARY:

DAY 1: CUSCO (ARRIVAL)

Arrival in Cusco, reception and transfer to your hotel. Free day to get acclimated.

DAY 2: CUSCO - KM. 82 - WAYLLABAMBA

Inca Trail MapTransfer from your hotel to Km. 82 of the railroad (Piscacucho), in the Incas´ Sacred Valley, to meet the support staff who will accompany us during the whole trip. Then, we'll start our hike going by typical places with extraordinary flora and fauna and visiting the archaeological sites of Patallacta. Finally, we´ll arrive at our campsite in Wayllabamba, where we'll spend the night.

DAY 3: WAYLLABAMBA - WARMIWAÑUSCCA - PACAYMAYU

At the beginning of today's hike, we'll go by the Warmiwañuscca Mountain Pass (Warmi = Woman and Wañuscca = Dead). On the way, we´ll be able to observe domesticated llamas and alpacas grazing in the "ichu"; one of the rare plants that grow at that altitude. Immediately after the pass, we´ll go down towards Pacaymayu Valley; the place we´ll camp at for the night.

DAY 4: PACAYMAYU - PUYUPATAMARCA - WIÑAYWAYNA

Camino IncaPassing by the archaeological complex of Puyupatamarca, we´ll keep on walking towards Wiñaywayna, always in touch with nature and all the way to our campsite.  

DAY 5: WIÑAYWAYNA - MACHU PICCHU - AGUAS CALIENTES - CUSCO

Today, we´ll go on with our trek towards Inti Punku (The Sun's Gate), on a path paved with stone slabs and stairs, bordering precipices, in a high jungle landscape. On the way, we´ll observe an abundant diversity of flora (orchids, ferns, etc.) and the local fauna. In Inti Punku, we´ll contemplate the sunrise, as well as the majesty of the Incan City of Machu Picchu, where we´ll go on the guided visit of the Sanctuary.

Optional: Visit of Huayna Picchu (Huayna or Wayna = Young and Picchu = Mountain).

In the afternoon, we´ll go down to the village of Aguas Calientes. Optional: Visit to the thermal baths of Aguas Calientes.

In the sequence, we´ll take the train back to Cusco. Transfer to your hotel.

DAY 6: CUSCO (DEPARTURE)

Camino IncaBreakfast at your hotel and transfer to the airport or bus station and end of our services.

INCLUDES:

  • Transfers and transportation
  • Bus: Machu Picchu - Aguas Calientes
  • Train: Aguas Calientes - Cusco
  • Professional guide: Bilingual English Spanish
  • Support staff
  • Cook
  • Meals
  • Entrance tickets: To places to visit
  • Complete camping gear
  • Complete first aid gear
  • Lodging facilities in Cusco
  • Safety storage room: Luggage and valuables.

DOES NOT INCLUDE:

  • Sleeping Bag
  • Extra support staff: Personal porter
  • Breakfast on the 1st day
  • Dinners and Lunch on the 1st, 5th and 6th day

RECOMMENDATIONS:

Camino IncaIMPORTANT: Reserve this program with between 365 and 90 days of anticipation and / or according to reservation space availability.

  • Photo and / or video camera with spare film and batteries
  • Trekking shoes
  • Light and warm clothes
  • Personal care kit
  • Binoculars
  • Water to drink on the first day of the trek
  • Water purifying tablets.
  • Sun blocking lotion
  • Hat or cap
  • Sunglasses
  • Plastic poncho
  • Passport
  • Valid student ID (Not over 25 years of age).
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