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Small Group: 4-Day Inca Trail Trek to Machu Picchu

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    Day 1: PISCACUCHO TO WAYLLABAMBA (15 KM)

    Stop At: Inca Trail, Machu Picchu Peru
    After breakfast we will travel to the starting location of the trail, known as kilometer 82. This first day is relatively easy going and smooth as we move along visiting ruins such as the city of Llactapata. This ruin, constructed at the foot of a mountain, was a very important center that had administrative, economic, and religious functions. We will also visit Willkarakay, a military post located above the site of Patallacta.

    After visiting these two sites we will enter the valley of Wayllabamba, walking along the banks of the Cusichaca (“happy bridge”) River, also observing the Inca terraces that belong to the previous archaelogical sites. Continuing our gradual walk upward we will arrive to our first campsite in Wayllabamba.
    Duration: 5 hours

    Meals included:
    • Lunch
    • Dinner
    Accommodation included: Campsite.

    Day 2: WAYLLABAMBA TO PACAYMAYU (16 KM)

    Stop At: Inca Trail, Machu Picchu Peru
    We will begin our day very early to reach at the end of the day the highest point on the Inca trail, the mountain pass of Warmihuañusca (dead woman’s pass).

    The trek in the morning is rather physically intense, more so for those who are not accostumed to hikes in this altitude, yet it is alsoone of the most spectacular. The first part of the trail we will walk approximately 1 hour and a half through the cover of a densely vegetated Andean forest until arriving to the campsite of Three Stones, where we will take a short rest.

    Continuing on our ascent, the habitat will begin to change as we enter the inter-andean forest full of Unca trees, unique to this area. Two hours later we will arrive to another campsite, Llulluchapampa, where we will take an extended rest with snacks and hot drinks. From here begins the final ascent to the pass of Warmihuañusca at 4,215 meters (13,829 ft), the highest point of the trek, a great opportunity for fantastic panoramic views of the surrounding valleys below, before descending a few hours to our next campsite in Pacaymayu for the night
    Duration: 7 hours

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    • Dinner
    Accommodation included: Campsite.

    Day 3: PACAYMAYU TO WIÑAYHUAYNA (10 KM)

    Stop At: Inca Trail, Machu Picchu Peru
    We will begin ascending about 45 minutes to the arhcaelogical site of Runkurakay, located mid-mountain, that was in ancient times a tambo, or resting place. Another 45 minute ascent will take us to the second highest pass of the Inca trail, Runkurakay (3950 m, 12,959 ft), after which we will descend to the beautiful archaeological site of Sayacmarca, constructed in a strategic location. After a thorough visit we will continue down the beautifully paved road to our lunch site at Chaquicocha.

    From here onward to Phuyupatamarca we will enter the high Andean cloud forest, a marvelous display of Nature’s beauty. Here the trail continues a narrow ridge until arriving to the pass of Phuyupatamarka, a natural viewing area where it is possible to see the Sacred Valley and numerous mountain peaks, as well as our final destination of Machu Picchu. From here we will descend to our last campsite, passing a very important archaeological site and temple designated for offerings to the sacred mountain spirits of the area, as well as a large terraced area for agriculture. Slightly beyond is our campsite for the night, Wiñayhuayna.
    Duration: 8 hours

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    • Dinner
    Accommodation included: Campsite.

    Day 4: WIÑAYHUAYNA TO MACHU PICCHU (5 KM)

    Stop At: Machu Picchu, 08680, Peru
    We will rise very early to complete the final stretch of the Inca Trail, which brings us to Inti Punku or the Sun Gate, the principal entrance of the crystal city of Machu Picchu. The trail here is fairly easy going and after about an hour we will arrive to Inti Punku, an awesome location to observe the citadel of Machu Picchu and, weather permitting, sunrise in the Andes.

    Afterwards, a 45 minute descent will take us into the higher area of Machu Picchu, a natural lookout point for the “famous” classic picture and an opportunity for a group picture. Here we will enter as a group to the main entrance for registration before returning to the site for the main tour to learn more about this magical place of beauty and culture left by our ancestors. The tour will last approximately between 2 or 3 hours, then you will have time to explore and climb to the Huayna Picchu moutain (at an extra cost and have to be booked in advance). In the afternoon we will descend by bus to the town of Aguas

    You will meet your guide in Aguas Calientes for lunch and to be given your train tickets back to Cusco. Included in our service is the tourist bus from Machu Picchu down to Aguas Calientes, return on the train from Aguas Calientes to Ollantaytambo where you will be collected and taken by bus back to Cusco.
    Duration: 9 hours

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    No accommodation included on this day.
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    Important Information
    Departure Point
    Traveler pickup is offered
    We will pick you up from you hotel, Hotels must to be in the around cusco city center.
    Departure Time
    5:00 AM
    Duration
    4 days
    Return Details
    Cusco
    Inclusions
    • 3x Breakfast
    • 3x Dinner
    • 3x Lunch
    • Accommodation included: 3 nights
    • Professional English-Speaking guide
    • Small Group, Maximum 10 people.
    • Chef
    • Porters to carry cooking and camping equipment.
    • Personal porter to carry 5kg of your gear you can enjoy the trek to the full.
    • Pick-up from your hotel
    • Transportation by bus to Km 82
    • Return transportation by train and bus to Cusco.
    • Water (excluding the first 4 hours of the trek when you need to bring your own)
    • Dining tent with tables and chairs
    • Oxygen bottle
    • Inflatable sleeping Mattress
    • Comfortable and very spacious 4 man tent (one tent is used by two people)
    • First aid kit
    • Bus from Machu Picchu to Aguas Calientes.
    • Hot water every morning
    • Entry/Admission - Inca Trail
    • Entry/Admission - Machu Picchu
    Exclusions
    • Sleeping Bag (Can be rented from local tour operator)
    • Breakfast on Day 1 and lunch and dinner on Day 4
    • Entrance to Huayna Picchu Mountain.
    • Gratuities
    • Travel Insurance - you are strongly recommended to take out travel insurance for the duration of your trip
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    Additional Info
    • Confirmation will be received at time of booking, unless booked within 2 days of travel. In this case confirmation will be received within 48 hours, subject to availability
    • A current valid passport is required on the day of travel
    • Minimum age is 6 years
    • Not recommended for participants with back problems, heart disease or other serious medical conditions
    • Important: Upon booking, please contact the email address on your voucher to advise of any specific requirements and flight information
    • A current valid passport is required on the day of travel
    • Important: Since 2000 the Inca trail has been regulated by the country of Peru. This has provided many wonderful things, like clean trails and camping sites, but it has also limited the amount of people on the trail each day. Now only 500 people are permitted on the trail every morning – this includes hikers, guides, porters and cooks.
    • It is strongly recommended to book your Inca Trail at least 5 months in advance as permits can quickly sell out. What you need to bring:
    • Original Passport, ISIC card (if you are a student and want to qualify for the discount)
    • Clothes: Walking boots, Waterproof jacket / rain poncho, Warm jacket, Hat and gloves, T-shirts, comfortable trousers
    • Other items: Sunscreen (factor 35 or higher), insect repellent, toiletries and hand sanitizer, personal medication, camera and film, torch with spare batteries
    • If you have a dietary request such as vegetarian food please let us know.
    Cancellation Policy
    All sales are final and incur 100% cancellation penalties.
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    Reviewed May 31, 2019 via mobile

    We settled on Peru our holiday destination because of this trail. We booked everything else around it and Inkayni didn’t disappoint us! From the very first contact after booking the process was very straight forward. All the necessary information was exchanged via email and we...More

    Thank stefanwichmann81
    lisseth sofia m, marketing at Inkayni Peru Tours, responded to this reviewResponded June 1, 2019

    Dear stefan, thank you so much for your commentary. We are happy to know that you had a perfect adventure through the Inca trail with the company of our guide Auqui and all our staff. Organise all for your tour was a pleasure. Warm regards,...More

    Reviewed April 15, 2019 via mobile

    After much research I booked my Inca Trail trek with Inkayni and they did not disappoint. After wanting to trek in a fairly small group we started with 9 people who quickly became like family for the four days. Inkayni were such an incredible and...More

    Date of experience: April 2019
    Thank Lauren392002
    lisseth sofia m, marketing at Inkayni Peru Tours, responded to this reviewResponded April 16, 2019

    Dear Lauren, thank you so much for your commentary and recommendation. We are happy to know that you enjoyed so much during the inca trail to Machupicchu. For us, organizing your tour and having everything ready for your new experience in Cusco was a pleasure...More

    Reviewed September 23, 2018

    From beginning to end it was a magical experience. Our Guide (Paul) was personable knowledgeable and focused upon our safety and enjoyment. The Camping Equipment was top-of-the-line, and the buses hotels and train transfers were modern clean and effortless. The Meals on the trail were...More

    Date of experience: September 2018
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    Alex Marco H, Gerente at Inkayni Peru Tours, responded to this reviewResponded September 25, 2018

    Dear Jeff, Thank you so much for your commentary. It was a pleasure to able to help you in the organization of your trip to Peru. Our guide Paul and all our staff thanks you your review, it helps them to continue improving. We hope...More

    Reviewed September 14, 2018 via mobile

    We found this company after doing lots of research and selected it because of the great reviews. We actually shortened the four-day to a three day/2 night Inca Jungle Trek. We were in retrospect glad to have cut out the fourth day (too much hiking...More

    Thank anju-gh
    Alex Marco H, Gerente at Inkayni Peru Tours, responded to this reviewResponded September 15, 2018

    Dear Anju, thank you so much for your commentary. We are happy to know that our guide Jonathan made your trip fun. All our staff are grateful for your trust placed in us. We hope you come back soon! Best regards, INKAYNI PERU TOURS.

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