inca trail machu picchu

Tour Details

Location: Circuit Inca Trail, Cusco region See also: Inca Trail Availability »
Destinations: Cusco, Sacred Valley, Machu Picchu
Lenght: 8 Days / 7 Nights
Rate:

US$ 1,087.00

* From 9 to 16 Participants each

Description



Following this ancient Inca trail, you will be walking past mysterious archaeological sites half-cloaked in jungle overgrowth that makes it look like you are discovering them for the first time. Finally, we arrive at the "Lost City" of the Incas, Machupicchu, one of the world´s most beautiful and important archaeological sites.

As we stroll through the many temples, altars, terraces, fountains and chambers, all displaying intricate stonework, you will get a clear picture of what the Inca world must have been like.

Experienced guides will conduct our journey, ensuring both a pleasant and safe trip. Native “Quechua” porters will carry your luggage and culinary experts will prepare delicious meals.

We are proud to say that we run Ecological safe trips and that we try to recycle everything possible. For instance all the organic left overs from the trips are collected and taken back to Cusco were it gets mixed with the manure of our egg producing chickens and rabbit manure , so we make compost. After some time we mixed it california worms and produce Humus. Later on this is used as a natural fertilizer in our green houses to produce vegetables , irrigated with clean water , so they are organically grown . Such as our lettuces , cucumbers, onions,potatoes, cilantro , basil, spinach, beats , green beans , red peppers , carrots ,etc.

All the inorganic and human waste is collected in different containers and taken back to Cusco , to be disposed of at the local dump.

Detailed Itinerary



Day 01: CUSCO

Upon arrival to Cusco, a transfer from the airport to your hotel, to rest and acclimatize to the 11,000 feet altitude. In the afternoon, you will do a tour of the city and the nearby ruins, including the fortress of Sacsayhuaman, the Qenqo shrine and the Inca baths of Tambomachay. Overnight at a 4-star hotel in Cusco.

Day 02: SACRED VALLEY

Transfer to the Sacred Valley of the Incas for a morning visit of the Inca town of Ollantaytambo. We will then drive to the head of the trail at km 82. where we start our trek. Following the Urubamba River, you make the first camp near Llactapata. (B+L+D)

Day 03: INCA TRAIL TO MACHU PICCHU

You start the trek escorted by native "Quechua" porters. Going through semi-arid terrain, with magnificent views of the Veronica glacier (20,000´).

After a healthy breakfast, you walk past the Inca hamlet of Huayabamba and then through a cloud-immersed Andean forest to our camp at Llulluchapampa (11,000´). (B+L+D)

Day 04: INCA TRAIL TO MACHU PICCHU

Today, the first part of the trail takes us to the Warmiwanuska Pass at 13,500. Continuing on a remarkably well preserved Inca trail; you will be passing ancient archaeological sites covered by dense jungle overgrowth. Camp is at Phuyupatamarca (¨City Above the Clouds¨), with a spectacular view of snow-capped Andean peaks. (B+L+D)

Day 05 : MACHU PICCHU

Passing through the Inti Punku (¨Gates of the Sun¨), you arrive at Machupicchu, the ¨Lost City of the Incas¨, discovered in 1911 by explorer Hiram Bigham. Overnight at the town of Aguas Calientes, with time to relax at nearby Hot Springs. (B+L)

Day 06 : MACHU PICCHU
All day visit to the Sacred City, escorted by an experienced guides. Late afternoon train back to Cusco. Overnight at a 4-star hotel in Cusco. (B)

Day 07 : CUSCO

Free day for shopping and sightseeing, or choose your own tour. Overnight at same hotel in Cusco. (B)

Day 08 : CUSCO/LIMA

Transfer to the airport for your flight to Lima and then home. (B)

NOTE: With our PREMIUM system you trek at a leisure pace, camping at more secluded camps , away from the crowds, we run an ecological minded trip by taking out all the garbage including all the human waste.

You will not carry anything , except a small day pack , with your bottle water and camera.

Also , it is our policy the fair treatment of our staff and porters, providing them with good food , shelter and decent salary.

The difference between our service and that of other companies , is that the first day we camp near Llactapata a more secluded camp, other Agencies camp at Huayabamba, a small town on the trail , full of people. On the second day those agencies trek up hill all day and in the late afternoon with the last bit of energy, they go over Warmiwanusta pass 4,200 meters ( Dead women pass) , then go down to camp at Pacasmayo, again a crowded camp. With ourselves on the other hand on the second day we trek toward Huayabamba and hike up hill, camping closed to the high pass at a more secluded place , giving you more time to acclimatize . On the third day , fresh after a good night sleep, we hike up for one hour to the high pass and continue the trek all the way to Phuyupatamarca (City Above the Clouds) , the best camp on the whole trail.

On the early morning you will enjoy a magnificent Sun Rise , since you are on top of the mountain with the clouds below you. On the other hand most companies camp at Winay Wayna, much lower and most of the time that early in the morning is foggy , since you are already in the cloud forest.

INCLUDES:
  • All the transfers in Cusco
  • 3 nights at a 4-star hotel in Cusco
  • 1 night at a 3-star hotel in Aguas Calientes
  • 3 nights camping
  • Professional trekking guide
  • Double occupancy tents or double rooms at hotels
  • Porters, cooks, and all meals while on trail.
  • Dining tent, kitchen
  • Entrance ticket to the Inka trail( us $ 95 for adults or us $ 47 for students with ISIC card)
DOES NOT INCLUDE:
  • International or Local Airfare
  • Meals while in the cities
  • Sleeping bag
  • Personal equipment and clothing

• Clients do not carry anything but a day pack.
• Sleeping bag rental US $ 5.00 per day.
• We provide you with an insulite mattress, if you want to Up-Grade, for a therma-rest mattress, the cost is US $ 5.00 per day.
• Advise if vegetarian diet is required.
• Single tent supplement US $ 15.00


>Inca Trail departures for 2016

  • January 24
  • March 13th
  • March 23th
  • April 1st
  • April 3rd
  • April 7th
  • April 9th
  • April 10th
  • April 22nd
  • May 21st
  • June 20th
  • June 26th
  • July 17th
  • July 20th
  • July 28th
  • July 29th
  • July 30th
  • July 31st
  • August 4th
  • August 11th
  • August 18th
  • August 25th
  • September 9th
  • September 16th
  • September 23th
  • September 30th
  • October 6th
  • October 13th
  • October 20th
  • October 27th
  • November 3rd
  • November 10th
  • November 17th
  • November 24th
  • December

COST:

With 4 star Hotel:

  • From 2 participants


    US$1,457.00

    each

  • From 3 to 5 participants


    US$1,347.00

    each

  • From 6 to 8 participants


    US$1,157.00

    each

  • From 9 to 16 participants


    US$1,087.00

    each

 

With 3 star Hotel:

  • From 2 participants


    US$1,317.00

    each

  • From 3 to 5 participants


    US$1,247.00

    each

  • From 6 to 8 participants


    US$1,147.00

    each

  • From 9 to 16 participants


    US$ 997.00

    each

  • DOES NOT INCLUDE:
    Entrance ticket to the Inka trail( us $ 95 for adults or us $ 47 for students with ISIC card)

 





 

 

 

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