Classic Inca Trail to Machu Picchu
South America
Countries Visted: Peru
4 days / Trip Code: APX102
$920.00 (double / per person)



Trip Overview:
Peru is an Andean country located in South America. A legendary land, very well known for its ancient ruins, vibrant traditional culture, virgin mountains, rivers and pristine Amazon jungle.In a setting of exotic geography, Peru is the greatest destination in the world for multi-day trips.

This Adventure Includes:
* Orientation meeting in Cusco (previous to departure date).
* Private transportation from Cusco to km. 82
* Transfer from Cusco train station to hotel (last day).
* All balance meals during the trekking (4 days/3 nights), including 03 snacks.
* Backpacker train from Machu Picchu to Cusco.
* All common camping gear: Two men mountain tent,
mattress, kitchen dishes, kitchen, tent, dinner tent, toilet tent, table, chairs.
* Cook.
* Porters for the whole camping equipment including personal luggage (2/1 Porter)
* First aid kit with Oxygen.
* Professional bilingual guide, 01 assistant per each 09 clients.
* Short wave radios
* Bus from Machu Picchu to Aguas Calientes train station.
* Sanitation care (disinfect dishes, filtered water, etc).
* Environment care (all the garbage is going back to Cusco, portable toilet treatment).

This Adventure Does Not Include:
* Entrance fee to Inca Trail $98.00
* Sleeping bag.
* Hotel or meals in Cusco.
* Extra services not mentioned in the program.
* Tips and extra spends.
* Peruvian taxes

Service Level:
The Standard Level (Our Standard Level service features 2- 3 star accomodations and comfortable transportation throughout the itinerary. Some meals may be provided. The standard level provides private guides and transfers.)

Physical Demand Rating:
4 (Demanding)

Departure Info:
Season: Recommended any time between March to January.
Departures: Private Service every day

Recommended Add-ons:
Lima Overnight & Transfer $120.00
Based on Dbl Occ/ person
Lima Overnight Deluxe Suite $175.00
Based on Dbl Occ / person

Additional Trip Notes:
Following this ancient Inca Trail we will be walking past mysterious archeological sites, half covered by the jungle overgrowth that looks like you are discovering them for the first time, and finally arriving to the lost city of the Incas: Machu Picchu. Our journey is conducted by experienced guides that will make your trip most pleasant and safe. Also our luggage will be carried by native "quechua" carriers. The meals are delicious.

Adventure Type:
Classic Adventure

Budget: $1001 ~ $1500

Days: 4

DAY 1:
Cusco - Km. 82 – Huayllabamba

MachupicchuTransfer from the hotel to Km. 82 in which we will meet our porters and equipment. We start our trek escorted by the porters going through semi-arid terrain along the Urubamba River with magnificent views of snow capped mountains, until we arrive to Llactapata. Here we leave Urubamba valley and set off up the Kusichaca river to our camp in Huayllabamba (3000 m – 9842 ft aprox), where is our first camp site. (Lunch and dinner).

KM 82 – Llactapata: 5 KM / 3 hours aprox.
Km 82 to Huayllabamba: 11 km / 6 hours aprox.

DAY 2:
HUAYLLABAMBA - PACAYMAYO

After a healthy breakfast we begin to walk to the Warmihuañusca pass (4200 mts - 13860 ft. Approximately). After a short time, we will reach the top of the pass. From this place, it is possible to see the other side of the way leading to Runkurakay ruins. At the end of a gorge, we will stop at a place called Pacaymayo (3600 mts. – 11181 ft.), our second camp. Full meals included.

Huayllabamba-Pacaymayo: 7km / 7 hours approximately.

DAY 3:
Pacaymayo – Wiñaywayna

From Pacaymayo A while later zigzag but short ascent will take us to the Runkurakay circular ruins. There is no sign of human life, only great woods and abrupt hills.

After a good rest we start the way down and then we can clearly notice that the Inca Trail is well preserved from this point. In a short while we will get the steps which go up to Sayacmarca ruins (3620 m – 11946 ft aprox).

From Sayacmarca the stone road begins to get into the jungle, we will continue our trek toward Phuyupatamarca ruins. The trail crosses the "Lago Seco" and for brief moments we go up and down. We will cross "The Tunnel", a natural cavity produced by a landslide but adapted by the Incas. The Inca Trail well traced borders continuously the hills full of moss and fern. After crossing a small pass we can see some steep steps and under these the Ceremonial Center of Phuyupatamarca ruins. (3650 m – 12045 ft aprox) Going down the trail we can see the Urubamba valley and the river of the same name. The path goes down to Wiñay Wayna ruins(2650 m – 8745 ft aprox),, the most important after Machu Picchu and the last site for our camp. (B,L,D). (7 hours hiking)

Pacaymayo – Phuyupatamarca: 7 km / 6 hours aprox.
Phuyupatamarca – Wiñaywayna: 4 Km / 3 hours aprox.

DAY 4:
Wiñaywayna - Macchu Picchu - Cusco

MachupicchuVery early in the morning we will leave our camp towards Inti Punku (2740 m-9042 ft aprox the last pass. From this site Machu Picchu (2450 m -8085 ft aprox) looks unreal and beautiful. We can visit the whole ruin the rest of the day. The train goes back to Cusco from the Aguas Calientes station. Arriving and transfer to the hotel. (B,L). (5 Hours hiking)

Note: The last camp could be Phuyupatamarca.
Pacaymayo – Wiñaywayna : 11 km / 9 hours aprox.


Pre-Trip Travel Information:
USA , Canada and Western Europe (Except Spain) citizens do not require a visa to enter Peru , only a valid passport.

Electric power
220 volts. Most four and five-star hotels provide 110-volt electric current
Vaccinations

If you plan on traveling to the Jungle, the administration of a yellow fever vaccine 10 days in advance is recommended.


Cancellation Policy:
CANCELLATION POLICY:

For More information, please review our Term & Conditions link
60 or more days: $150
30-60 days: $300 Advance payment cost unless deposit is higher
29–8 days: 40% of trip cost
7–0 days No refund

Client Note:
Some cruises and operators may require an additional deposit and have different cancellation policies. We will advise this at time of reservation. We strongly recommend travel insurance.


Required Deposit Per Person:
$300.00

Deposit Note:
A required deposit per person is $300.00 unless otherwise noted. The balance is due within 60 days of departure. This may vary depending on destination and requirements of our travel partners.

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