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Legendary Inca Trail Machu Picchu 4 Day

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Trip Overview

We are a 100% Peruvian Travel agency specialized in small groups with experienced guides for the Inca Trail Machu Picchu, and we have the best prices of the market because we do not subcontract, we are a direct tour operato. Guarantee a magical and headache-free trip with our team.

Inca Trail Machu Picchu Tour plan

Day 1: Driving to Km82 – Hike to Ayapata campsite
Day 2: Crossing the dead woman & pacaymayo pass
Day 3: Hiking to Phuyupatamarca pass, Cloud Forest and Wiñay Wayna Incan site
Day 4: Hiking to the Sun gate, visit Machu Picchu & back to Cusco

Included

  • 3 nights at camping
  • Tour guide for all excursions
  • All entrance fees
  • All necessary transportation for the tours.

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Itinerary of Inca Trail Machu Picchu 4 Days

Day 1Driving to Km 82 – Hike to Ayapata campsite

Our team will pick you up from where you are hosted either in Cusco, Urubamba or Ollantaytambo. In Cusco, we pick you up at 4:30 am, In Urubamba at 5:30 am and if you are in Ollantaytambo at 6:30 am. The schedule will be confirmed in your briefing as it may fluctuate according to the place where you are staying.

In Ollantaytambo you have time for any last-minute shopping or to have breakfast, Then, we go to the km 82 by car, arriving at approximately 7:30 am.

To start our Inca trail Machu Picchu, we will pass by the first checkpoint of the Inca Trail Machu Picchu. The first 2 hours of the Inca trail are relatively easy until Patallacta Inca site, which is an old checkpoint of the Incas. From Patallacta we have a 2-hour hiking to our lunch stop in Hatunchaca.

After lunch, we will hike 2½ hours to reach the first campsite at Ayapata (3300 masl). In this last stretch, we’ll pass through 2 small communities. If you want to buy energy drinks or snacks, you may do so here, you can also buy any essential items such as batteries that you may have forgotten.

Day 2Crossing the dead woman & Pacaymayo pass

Our staff will wake you up early in the morning with a hot coca tea to start the day, today is the longest day and we should start early. We’ll hike for about 4 hours up to the highest point (Abra Warmi Wañuska 4215m).

When reaching the pass, we will stop to take a short break and enjoy the views before starting again to descend to Pacaymayu (Hidden River) for another 1h30 for lunch and to refill our water bottles.

After lunch, we will start to climb again to the second pass of the Inca Trail Machu Picchu. It is a 2-hour hike to the pass; on the way we will stop at a small Inca site called Runcu Raccay (round construction) where our guide in going to explain about this place.  and we’ll enjoy the two beautiful waterfalls located on the opposite side of the valley.

After the second pass, there’s another down trek in order to reach the magnificent Inca site of Sayacmarca, here we stop to rest and get a quick tour of the site and enjoy the sunset over the Vilcabamba Mountain Range.

Then we will continue for another 20 more minutes approximately to the second campsite at Chaquicocha (Dried lake, 3600 meters above sea level). After dinner, if you’re not tired, we can appreciate the fascinating Inca constellations in the magnificent sky of the Southern Hemisphere, far from any artificial lighting.

Day 3Hiking to Phuyupatamarca pass, Cloud Forest and Wiñay Wayna Inca site

We start early again, waking up at 5:30 am. to begin what is commonly considered the most beautiful day of the whole Inca Trail Machu Picchu. Here we start hiking for 2 hours along what we call “Plano Inca” (graded slopes) until Phuyupatamarka. As we hike, we will have the opportunity to see the majesty of the Salkantay, the second highest mountain of Cusco, and the fantastic panoramic view of the Vilcabamba Mountain Range.

From Phuyupatamarka, we start walking down for about 3 hours along a path of stairs towards our last campsite at Wiñay Wayna the most spectacular Inca site on the Inca trail Machu Picchu. While descending, we will visit 2 more Inca sites, Phuyupatamarka (Town in the Clouds) and Intipata (Terraces of the Sun).

We are arriving to our camp at around 2:00 PM for lunch, and then there is some time for relaxing a while to be ready for the last day in Machu Picchu. Around 4:00 pm, your guide will give you brief information about this Inca site of Wiñay Wayna, spending approximately an hour and a half visiting there.

In the evening we have a goodbye celebration. It is a tradition on the Inca Trail Machu Picchu to organize a celebration to introduce the team to the tourists once again and to thank them for the great job done. It is recommended to go to bed at a reasonable hour to get up early and arrive to Machu Picchu at sunrise expecting the weather to gives us a beautiful sunrise over Machu Picchu.

Day 4Hiking to the Sun gate, visit to Machu Picchu & back to Cusco

This day of the Inca Trail Machu Picchu, we have to wake up at 3:30 am, have breakfast at 4: 00a.m, and approach to the checkpoint to be one of the first to begin the hike when they open the doors at 5:30. m. We will hike to the Sun Gate for about two hours, from here we have spectacular views of the mountains and Machu Picchu in all its glory. Then, it is only one hour walking down to get to the Lost City of the Incas. As we get closer, the views of the city will become more impressive.

At approximately 7:40 AM, we arrive at the final control point and enter Machu Picchu to begin our guided tour of 2 hours. After the tour, you will receive the bus tickets to go down to Aguas Calientes and you will have plenty of free time to explore on your own the rest of Machupicchu or climb one of the nearby mountains of Machu Pichu or Huaynapicchu if you booked.

Your guide will offer you the option to meet with you in the village of Aguas Calientes to enjoy the last lunch in a local restaurant. This is optional and not included. During lunch, he will hand out the train tickets.

Be sure to be at the train station with at least 30 minutes in advance of the departure time. This journey by train is about 2 hours to Ollantaytambo, where a driver will meet you to take you back to the city on our bus, then we will leave you at your hotel. This is the end of your marvelous Inca Trail Machu Picchu Tour.

What is included?

Included in the 4 Day Inca Trail

✓ Pre departure briefing: You will have a meet with your guide and group in our office a day before at 6pm.
✓ Tour Leader or Guide: You’ll have an experienced trip leader with you for the entire Inca Trail Machu Picchu.
✓ Accommodations: We include 3 nights of camping, two per room or tent.
For single room is an extra fee.
✓ Entrance Fees: It is included in the entrance to the Inca Trail Machu Picchu, to the places to visit in the itinerary, as well as to the archaeological park of Machu Picchu.
✓ All Private Transportation: Transportation from Cusco to Km 82 on day 1, On Day 4 From Machu Picchu to Aguas Calientes and, from Ollantaytambo to Cusco on day 3.
✓ Expedition Train Service: We include the one panoramic train, Vistadone with service and show on board, so you can appreciate the beautiful scenery during the ride.
✓ Meals of our Chef: Are included since the breakfast of the day 1, until the lunch of the last day. Also we include a snack per day and boiled, filtered and cooled water for your bottles. Those are prepared by our mountain chef.
✓ Medical Kit: All our team were trained in first aid, all our guides carry a kit to face emergencies as well an oxygen tank.
✓ Trekking Equipment: During the Inca Trail Machu Picchu we will transport 8 kg of your belongings for that will provide you a duffle bag, also a rain poncho, plus a backpack cover.
✓ Campin Equipment: We use the best possible equipment for mountain activities for your comfort and safety. Tents for up to 4 people, we use only for 2 people, as well as spacious dining tents.
✓ Tour support team: We include staff that will make your Inca Trail Machu Picchu unforgettable, such as the guide, cook, cook’s assistant, porters and muleteers.

Not included

✘ Single Room: if you require a single room has an extra cost.
✘ Gratuities for the team of Inca Trail Machu Picchu: Tipping is a common tradition on any kind of tour, normally the group participants collect their tips to hand out to the muleteers, chefs and guides. Although we pay a good salary to all our team, always an extra is welcome for them.
✘ Meals not mentioned. The dinner of the last day.
✘ Trekking poles: Walking sticks with rubber tips are highly recommended to make easy your hilke. If you dont have, dont worry, we can rent them US$ 15.

✘ Sleeping Bag: for this Inca Trail Machu Picchu it is necessary to bring your -15°C sleeping bag, if you don’t have them we can rent them for you US$ 20.
✘ Travel insurance: It is not mandatory, but it is recommended that you purchase one to protect yourself financially from any lost excursions.

✘ Vistadome Train for Return: US $ 70 -First class train with panoramic views, windows on roof, typical dance show and on-board service and best accommodation.
✘ Huayna Picchu Mountain: US$75 – It is the famous mountain behind the archaeological site of Machu Picchu. It takes 50 minutes to go up and another 40 to come back. You can climb it after you finish the guided tour of Machu Picchu. The entrance to this mountain has an additional cost and needs to be booked in advance.
✘ Private tours and excursions. They are ideal for those who wants a more personalized service, where the schedules are arranged according to the client’s requirements.

Price

Prices in shared service

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$  730,00 per person
  • A Inca Trail Machu Picchu in group, means that it is open for other travelers to join in.
  • 100% guaranteed departures. This Inca Trail Machu Picchu can be done at any time of the year according to availability.
  • Prices are per person based on the selected hotel room and in American Dollars.
  • For tours in private service contact us, it has another cost.

Discount:

  • 40 dollars discount for travelers under 17 years old.
  • 40 dollars discount for CAN member countries: Peru, Bolivia, Ecuador, Colombia.
  • Groups, with more than 6 members also have a discount. Please inform us at the time of booking so that we can apply the discount.
How to Book and Pay for the Inca Trail Machu Picchu ?
  • To book, it is necessary to make the initial payment of the requested amount US $ … per person with any credit or debit card, by the way that we will indicate.
  • After the deposit, you will have to send us a passport photos, only with this we will be able to confirm your deposit and booking.
  • If you cancel the tour, all deposits are non-refundable for any reason.
  • The remaining balance must be paid in Cusco before starting your tour with cash.
  • Note: If you are paying the balance with credit or debit card there is an extra charge of 6%.

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