INCA TRAIL TOUR 3 DAY
The Incas made hundreds of trails in South America and Llactapata is one of the newest of these trails that was restored by our Peruvian government. Our team have designed the Inca Trail 3 Day / 2 Nights Tour, in which we visit Llactapata and Machu Picchu. The Inca Trail 3 Day / 2 Nights Tour meets the needs of tourists with little time in Cusco, and will help many more people enjoy a hiking tour and the classic visit of Machu Picchu.
Day 01: Cusco – Llactapata – Puente Ruinas
Early in the morning, we pick you up from your hotel and take a tourist vehicle from Cusco to Aobamaba (main path). During this 6-hour trip, we can observe the cloud forest, the Veronica mountain, the high pass of the Abra Málaga mountain (4,550 m) and we will pass between Santa María and Santa Teresa. Once we reach Aobamba, we start climbing 4 hours to the ruins of Llactapata. During the walk you can see flora, fauna and coffee plants. Arrival and guided visit to the complete Inca Llactapata. Most of the photos we are used to seeing from Machu Picchu are taken from the other side, the north side. Very few hikers in modern times have seen Machu Picchu from the other side, from Llactapata, where it can be seen from the top to the southwest. Then, we walk to the Hydroelectric (hydroelectric plant). Lunch, after lunch.
Day 02: Puente Ruinas – Inca Trail – Aguas Calientes
On the second day, we started walking towards the railways to Km 104. Control point of the Inca Trail. It is very important to carry your original passport. After about two or three hours along the Inca trail, hikers arrive at the Chachabamba Inca site for lunch and rest, and then a guided tour of the site. After a few more hours of hiking through the cloud forest and cacti, and a quick stop at a beautiful waterfall, you arrive and tour a second Inca site, Wiñay Wayna. Finally, the path reaches the Puerta del Sol (Inti Punku) to watch the sunset over Machu Picchu. As it is too late to enter the city, the walk descends to Aguas Calientes to sleep in the comfortable hotel.
Day 03: Hike to Machu Picchu
We start the last day of the trip with a 2-hour walk to the city of Machu Picchu first thing in the morning, after breakfast. We arrived in the city early enough to take pictures at dawn. Then we have a guided tour of the Inca city, which explains the rich history of the site, after which hikers have the option of walking to the top of Huayna Picchu or Machu Picchu, two mountains with incredible views of the city from above, Another good opportunity to take photos. Finally, there is time to explore the city of Machu Picchu on your own.
In the afternoon, you must return to the town of Aguas Calientes to take a train Aguas Calientes to Ollantaytambo, from where a bus will continue the rest of the way to Cusco. Here ends the Inca Trail 3 Day / 2 Nights Tour.
- Informational meeting prior to the walk with your tour guide
- Transfer by private vehicle to Lucmabamba (Head Trail)
- Accommodation: Camping (1 night), Hotel (1 night)
- Entrance to LLactapata
- Inca Trail permit and entrance to Machu Picchu;
- Meals: 2x breakfast, 2x lunch, 2x dinner (let us know in advance if you are a vegetarian; this option has NO additional cost)
- Snack the first and second day
- Water the first and second day (excluding the first 4 hours of the walk when you need to bring your own)
- Professional bilingual guide (a group of up to 8 participants receives 1 Guide, a group of more than 8 people receives 2 Guides);
- Professional cook;
- The porters will carry their camping equipment and their 5 kg canvas bag. per person
- Sleeping bag (feather)
- Inflatable mattress for thermal rest
- Inflatable pillow
- A blanket
- A bag for your personal clothes, this canvas bag, our doorman will carry
- Camping equipment Personal double tents (tent for 4 people that allows greater comfort, and also storage of backpacks);
- A round trip bus to Machu Picchu
- An expedition train service between Aguas Calientes (Machu Picchu) to Ollantaytambo
- Tourist bus from Ollantaytambo to Cusco.
- Breakfast the first day and last lunch the third day.
- A shuttle bus between Aguas Calientes to Machu Picchu ($ 12)
- Entrance to the Huayna Picchu mountain ($ 80)
- Tips to local staff (please note: it is customary to tip in Peru, however, it is not mandatory)
- Travel insurance
- Original passport
- Student card (if you have one)
- Small backpack
- Rain jacket.
- Good hiking pants, hiking boots, sunscreen, hat and sunglasses.
- Extra camera and battery.
- 2 liters of water
- Extra money