INCA TRAIL TO MACHU PICCHU 4 DAYS
$ 350.00 USD
The Inca Trail 4 Day Tour is one of the most beautiful and important trails in South America, which houses impressive Inca ruins, mountainous landscapes, cloud forests and diverse flora and fauna along its more than 40 kilometers. The ancient inhabitants of Tahuantinsuyo used this route to make a pilgrimage to the sacred citadel of Machu Picchu. Follow his footsteps and turn your visit to Cusco into an unforgettable experience.
Day 01: Cusco – KM 82 -Piscacucho – Wayllabamba.
We will start the Inca Trail 4 Day Tour at 6:30 AM. our guide will pass by the hotel and then transport them by bus to Km. 82 where we will be arriving at approximately 10:00 a.m. In this place we will have the pleasure of meeting the team of people who will accompany us during our trekking, such as porters, carpenters, cooks, etc. We will start the walk.
This first day is quite easy in the first Km., We will have a beautiful view of the snowy Veronica and we will walk next to the Vilcanota river until we reach the archaeological group of Patallacta, where we can have lunch to recover forces and then continue until we reach Huayllabamba, where We will make our first camp. (Lunch dinner)
- Meals: Lunch, snack, tea and dinner.
- Accommodation: Camp.
- Distance: 11kms / 6.8 mls (6 hours or so of walking)
- Difficulty: Easy / Moderate.
- Walking time: Approximately 6 hours (including picnic lunch en route)
- Walk and Terrain: Walk, halfway, on open roads, some steep climbs.
Day 02: Wayllabamba – Llulluchapampa – Pacaymayo
After a comforting breakfast, our second day of trekking will begin, perhaps the most difficult, since we will have to ascend to the opening of Warmihuañusca, at 4,200 masl. In this place, the highest of the Inca Trail 4 Day Tour, we can enjoy a view Panoramic view of the snowy mountains that surround the Abra. After lunch the descent to the Pacaymayo valley begins, where we will make our second camp.
- Meals: Breakfast, water, lunch, snack, tea and dinner.
- Accommodation: Camp.
- Distance: 16kms / 10mls (9 hours or so of walking)
- Difficulty: Moderate / difficult.
Day 03: Pacaymayo – Phuyupatamarca – Wiñaywayna
This is the most impressive day so far; Keep it in mind while ascending on the third day! We get up for breakfast at 6 in the morning and start the day with a gentle climb to visit the archaeological site of ‘Puyupatamarca’ (meaning ‘Village in the Clouds’). Here we reach the third highest point of the Inca trail (3680m /). The views of the mountains, the canyons and the surroundings are spectacular! The Inca site of ‘Puyupatamarca’, is a few minutes walk from the third step. After visiting this site, we continue down 3000 stairs through the cloud forest to the impressive Inca agricultural site of ‘Intipata’. After taking some time to visit this site, we continue until we reach our third Wiñay Wayna camp. (2680m / 8792ft). Today we will only walk 4 to 5 hours. We arrived at the camp at lunchtime! The temperatures during the night are about 12º C. A short walk from our campsite is the famous Inca site of ‘Wiñay Wayna’ (‘Forever Young’). Even if you feel tired after your day of hiking, it’s a time you can’t miss, the most impressive site on the 4 Day Inca Trail to Machu Picchu.
- Meals: Breakfast, water, lunch, snack, tea and dinner.
- Accommodation: Camp.
- Distance: 10kms / 6.2mls (5 hours or so of walking)
- Difficulty: Moderate
Day 04: Wiñaywayna – Machu Picchu
Very early in the morning, after breakfast we will continue the last part of the 4 Day Inca Trail to Machu Picchu until we reach Intipunku (Puerta del Sol) from where we will have a spectacular view of the sunrise in the Inca city Machu Picchu, after a short break, we will descend for an hour until the Inca city, “immediately free time to use the Hygienic services, or a short rest”, At the time indicated by our tour guide we will have a guided tour of the Inca city, We will visit the most important venues such as the Main Square, the Temple of the 3 windows, the IntiWatana “Sola clock”, etc. Then you can explore the mysterious city at your own pace.
After a while, we take the bus to the town of Aguas Calientes where he will meet his guide.
Optional visit to the thermal springs of the town “payment for admission fee $ 4 dollars on admission”.
In the afternoon train from Return to Ollantaytambo in Expedition service and then transfer to Cusco by tourist transport.
End of the 4 Day Inca Trail to Machu Picchu.
- Meals: Breakfast
- Distance: 8.9kms / 5.5mls “By bus in 25 minutes”
- Difficulty: Easy
- Transfer upon arrival. It is done by private transport, from the airport to the hotel.
- Detailed briefing. It is carried out before the start of the package. (The briefing is a complete orientation made by your guide, explaining everything about the tour. In addition, he will clarify any questions you may have about it).
- Transfer Cusco-Km 82. Travel by private transport: from Cusco to km 82 of the old road to Machu Picchu (Piscacucho, starting point of the Classic Inca Trail).
- First level guide. Professional and specialized tourism guide on the Inca Trail. Bilíngüe (English and Spanish).
- Additional guide Second professional and specialized guide, for groups of more than 9 people.
- Radio transceiver. Our main guide and the head chef have these teams, for constant coordination in logistics, customer safety, request support, etc.
- Oxygen balloon To solve instantly any decompensation that occurs as a result of altitude.
- First aid kit. We always carry products to offer adequate first aid. On the other hand, if you are doing any medical treatment, do not forget to bring your medications.
- Small groups. We always handle an adequate number of people, semi-private or private tour style.
- Comfortable tents We offer tents of 4 people for 2 passengers and 2 people for 1 passenger. In addition they are all of type 4 stations, easily adaptable to climatic variations.
- Inflatable mats. Also suitable for all weather, waterproof and thermal insulating.
- Full dining room Tent with chairs, tables, tablecloths, dishes, cutlery set for breakfast, lunch and dinner.
- Kitchen. Independent kitchen tent for groups of more than 5 people. Food is also stored there, with strict hygiene.
- Kitchen with Sustainability. We use biodegradable cleaning products: detergent, dishwasher. Our other products are handled in an ecologically responsible manner.
- Infusion upon awakening. Complimentary herbal tea in your tent, every morning before breakfast.
- Tea time. Also called tea time, it is done before dinner, with herbal infusions, coffee, tea, muffins, butter, jam.
- Food: 3 breakfasts, 3 lunches, 3 dinners during the walk. Includes lunch in Aguas Calientes restaurant on the fourth day, after the Machu Picchu tour.
- Varied Snack Provided every day in a small cloth bag, so you can eat something during the walk. It consists of a fruit, an energy bar or package of cookies and candies.
- Lunch and dinner. They are buffet or semi-buffet, with a variety of Peruvian food and fusion. Desserts and non-alcoholic drinks are also served.
- Varieties of diets. Vegetarian, vegan and other food are also available at the request of the tourist and at no additional cost. Please request your diet in advance, during the reservation.
- Kitchen staff. Specialist cooks and food preparation assistant, experienced and trained in health.
- Eco-friendly plastic We have minimized the use of all types of disposable plastic. We work with almost 100% reusable plastic or other materials that do not pollute nature.
- Porters They are support staff, born in Cusco, with extensive experience, duly uniformed and identified.
- Warm water. We offer warm water every day for personal hygiene before meals.
- Small hand towels. They give you more comfort in your personal hygiene.
- Boiled water. It is available to drink, from the third day. For the previous days you must buy or bring in your reusable bottle.
- Entrance tickets Both for the Inca Trail and for the visit to the citadel of Machu Picchu.
- Bus back. From the citadel of Machu Picchu to the town of Aguas Calientes, after the guided tour.
- Train ride. From Aguas Calientes to the train station in Ollantaytambo. (Return to Cusco at a convenient time).
- Private transport. From the train station in Ollantaytambo to your hotel in the city of Cusco.
- Final transfer We will take you from your hotel to the airport, the day you indicate (prior advance coordination with us).
- Sleeping bag (-8 degrees C) US $ 25 for 3 nights
- “Half goalkeeper” staff for 9 kg US $ 80.00
- Individual tent US $ 70 for 3 nights on the entire trek (upon request).
- Thermal rest USD $ 25 for 3 nights
- Trekking sticks $ US20 per pair
- Entrance to the thermal baths in Aguas Calientes (10 soles)
- Energy snacks, chocolate bars, dried fruits
- Tips for the trekking team, guides, chefs, porters. It is a tradition but it is not mandatory.
- Ticket to enter Montaña Huayna Picchu US $ 85.00 (Advance reservations required). ($ 40 for Students with International ISIC card.)
- Hotel in Cusco before and after your tour.
- Travel insurance
- Hiking Poles ($ 15 for a pair of canes).
- Extra carrier for personal items ($ 90 for 7 Kilos – max. 7 Kilos).
- Ascent to single room in Aguas Calientes ($ 60) at night.
- Upgrade to Vistadome train ($ 80).
- Entrance ticket to Huayna Picchu ($ 75) – There is limited space in Huayna Picchu (400 people per day), so it is a good idea to book in advance.
What to Bring
- Original passport
- Sleeping bag (not included, but can be rented at our offices)
- Walking boots
- Waterproof jacket / rain poncho
- Wool jacket for heating, hat and gloves
- Polo shirts or t-shirts
- Comfortable pants
- Sun hat
- Sunscreen cream (recommended factor 35)
- Reusable plastic bottle or metal water container or camel bags.
- Water (only for the first 4 hours of walking, then we will give the previously boiled Water
- Insect repellent
- Hygiene items
- Personal medications
- Photo camera and movies
- Flashlight with spare batteries (headlights are useful)
- Walking stick (with rubber tip)
- Flip flops
- Extra money
- Swimsuit (for hot springs in Aguas Calientes)