Adventure Tours

Classic Inca Trail 4-days

The Classic 4 day / 3 night Inca Trail allows you to enjoy trekking this magical route and gives you the chance to get a nice view of Machupicchu in Intipunku,  it will be a prelude to visiting this unique archaeological site. During the trek you will see magnificent snow-capped peaks and visit spectacular Inca ruins. You are guaranteed an unforgettable experience on this unmatched 25 mile-long trek through a variety of landscapes that are home to both natural and archaeological wonders.

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1

Cusco / Piscacucho (KM 82) / Huayllabamba

We will pick you up from your hotel in the early morning for the journey in private bus to Piscacucho, a community located at Km 82 of the Cusco-Machupicchu railroad. After crossing the Urubamba River, we will begin our trek. Along the way, we will be met with fine views of snow-capped Mount Veronica (5850 m/ 19193 ft.). After hiking along the banks of the Vilcanota River, we will arrive at the beautiful Inca ruins of Llactapata, from where we will continue to the community of Huayllabamba and our first campsite.

Meals: Lunch, dinner

2

Huayllabamba / Pacaymayo

Be prepared to cross the highest point on the Inca Trail today! After a good breakfast, we will begin the day by hiking up to Warmihuañusca (4205 m/ 13795 ft), the Quechua name for “Dead Woman’s Pass”. Along the way, the landscape will change to the sparse vegetation of the high plains, or “puna”. It is possible to spot alpacas and llamas on this section of the trail. Arriving at the pass, we will have time to enjoy the fine views our efforts are rewarded by, before descending to our second campsite at Pacaymayo in time our evening meal.

Meals: Breakfast, lunch, dinner

3

Pacaymayo / Wiñay Wayna

Pacaymayo / Wiñay Wayna

We begin the day by hiking up to the second pass (12,959 ft. / 3,950m). Arriving at the ruins of Runkuraqay, our guide will explain the significance of the site. After our visit we will descend as far as Sayacmarca before continuing to the third pass at Phuyupatamarca (3640 m/ 11942 ft.), where the best-preserved archaeological site on the Inca Trail is located. Afterwards we will descend to the ruins of Wiñay Wayna, where we will make our final camp.

Meals: Breakfast, lunch, dinner

4

Wiñay Wayna / Machu Picchu

The much-anticipated day has finally come. We will leave Wiñay Wayna very early, and after two hours we will arrive at the Sun Gate, or Intipunku, from where there is a wonderful view of Machupicchu. After descending to the lost city of the Incas, there will be plenty of time to enjoy our guided tour, after which you will have free time to take pictures. Leaving the ruins, we will go to the village of Aguas Calientes in the afternoon for the return trip to Cusco.

Meals: Breakfast

What to bring

  • Passport (bring additional photocopies of your passport)
  • A small backpack for daily personal items (to be carried by Passenger)
  • Warm clothing for Andean region
  • Rain jacket
  • Long sleeved shirts (cotton)
  • Shorts for walking (optional)
  • Cap and sunglasses
  • Sun block cream
  • Digital camera
  • Binoculars for bird watching enthusiasts
  • Well hiking boots
  • Walking poles (if you are used to walking with poles) ensure they are not metal tipped
  • Bathing suit and sandals (if you wish to visit thermal baths in Aguas Calientes)
  • Flashlight

Important detail : To be in good health and shape to be part of this adventure (Try to train by walking each day for at least two weeks before departure).

Included

Transportation and tickets

Transport (in private vehicle) from your hotel in Cusco to the trailhead
Return train from Aguas Calientes to Cusco (Poroy station). Expedition Class train (we can provide upgrades to Vistadome upon request)
Transfer from the train station to your hotel in Cusco
Entrance ticket to the Inca Trail and Machu Picchu
Bus ticket from Machu Picchu to Aguas Calientes

Camping equipment

Personal tent
Air mattresses
Kitchenware, tableware, chairs and tables
Dining tent and kitchen tent
Latrine tent
First aid kit and emergency oxygen bottle

Team

English-speaking guide
Cook
Porters to carry equipment, food and up to 8 kg of participant’s personal gear

Food

Delicious meals as described in the itinerary
Drinking water to fill your water bottle (from natural sources, filtered and boiled)
Snacks in the morning and afternoon (fruit, biscuits, chocolate and energy bars, candies)
Hot drinks such as tea and coffee

Not included

Sleeping bags (we can provide sleeping bags at additional price of US$25 per person)
Entrance fee to visit Huayna Picchu (subject to availability)
Meals not mentioned in the itinerary
Items of a personal nature including personal medical supplies

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