INCA TRAIL TO MACHU PICCHU 4 DAYS / 3 NIGHTS
DEPARTURE: 5:00 a.m. on Day 1
RETURN: 6:00 p.m. on Day 4
DURATION: 4 Days / 3 Nights
FREQUENCY: Every week
DAY 1: Cusco - Chilca - Wayllabamba
Our guide will pick you up very early in the morning from your hotel in Cusco, to board the bus to the city of Chilca to begin your trek along the Inca Trail to Machu Picchu. After approximately 3 hours walking, you will stop for lunch. Next you will continue walking towards your first camping site at Wayllabamba, on the way you will have a guided tour to the archaeological complex of Llactapata, followed by dinner and overnight in tents at the campsite.
DAY 2: Wayllabamba - Warmiwañusca - Pacaymayu
After breakfast, the toughest part of the trail begins, walking towards the highest point in the trail where you will have an unbelievable panoramic view of the whole area and will observe different types of microclimates. After a 3 hour walk you will reach the first pass named Warmiwañiusca or “Dead Woman's Pass”, approximately 4,200 m.a.s.l. Here you will have a tremendous feeling of achievement mixed with relief upon reaching the top. After lunch you will continue walking down to Pacaymayu where you will camp and have dinner.
DAY 3: Pacaymayu - Puyupatamarka - Wiñay Huayna
After breakfast we start descending towards the second most important pass of the trail located 3,850 m.a.s.l. Here we have a guided visit to the archaeological complex of Runkurakay and the Inca city of Sayacmarca. The hike continues towards Puyupatamarka (Cloud-level town), another important archaeological monument, where lunch will be served. After a short break you will continue hiking to Wiñay Huayna (Forever Young), for a guided visit of this impressive archaeological complex with a spectacular setting. You will end the day with dinner and overnight at the camp.
DAY 4: Wiñay Huayna - Machu Picchu - Cusco
After breakfast, we will have a very early start to arrive in time for sunrise at Machu Picchu. After an hour walking through the forest towards the Inti Punku or the Sun gate, also known as the entrance gate to Machu Picchu, where you will have the most impressive panoramic view of the citadel. Upon arrival at Machu Picchu, you will have a 3 hour guided tour around the citadel, visiting the main sites and monuments. After the tour you will have free time to wander around, and then you will meet with the rest of the group to drive by bus down to Aguas Calientes. In the afternoon, we transfer by train to Cusco then upon arrival, transfer to your hotel. End of services.
• Transportation to the head of trail (82 Km.)
• Entrance ticket to the Inca Trail and Machu Picchu
• Bus ticket down to Aguas Calientes
• Train ticket back to Cusco
• Transfer train station / Hotel
• Cook and cooking equipment
• Porters service (to carry the tents and cooking equipment only)
• Guided visit to Machu Picchu and the ruins along the trail
• English/Spanish speaking professional guide during entire Inca Trail
• Meals as mentioned in the itinerary
• Personal camping equipment such as tents, pads
• Vegetarian food available on request with no extra charge
Tawantinsuyo Travel Tour Operator