TRADITIONAL INCA TRAIL SERVICE
This tour program in Cusco region gives you the opportunity of integrating the nature with the Inca archaeological complexes located in Cusco, Machu Picchu and Sacred Valley with beautiful scenery with lots of mountains, gliding Condors and Colca Canyon in the White city of Arequipa and Puno “the Folkloric Capital of Peru” with a visit to the Sacred Lake Titicaca with the UROS floating islands.
DAY 1: CUSCO – OLLANTAYTAMBO – WAYLLABAMBA
We start early at 5.30 a.m. We will pick-up the passengers at their hotels and from there head to the town of Ollantaytambo where you will have time for breakfast and buy sweets, chocolates or other snacks that will help you during the hike. Then head to Km. 82 Piscacucho (2700 m.a.s.l.) where we will pass by the first control. Shortly after we start the 2-hour hike to Patallacta (2750 m.a.s.l.) an Inca archaeological site that will be explained by our guide. After visiting this interesting place we will continue hiking for about 45 minutes arriving at our lunch spot where our cook and his team will prepare an enjoyable meal for us. After lunch we will continue our hike for another 1:30 hours towards the camping site Wayllabamba (3000 m.a.s.l.) where you will have time for a well-deserved rest and an afternoon snack, followed by a delicious dinner before heading to bed.
KM. 82 – WAYLLABAMBA (8 KM, 4 HOURS).
DAY 2: WAYLLABAMBA – WARMIWAÑUSCA PASS – PACAYMAYO
Early in the morning we will have breakfast at 5.30 a.m. and right after we continue our hike for 45 minutes to the second control point Wayllabamba. Right after we begin the gradual ascend that will take about 1 hour and 30 minutes (4 km) to the second resting point in Llullucha Pampa 3800 m.a.s.l. Following this we will continue the hike for about 1 hour and 45 minutes (4 km) to Warmiwañusca pass located at 4215 m.a.s.l. We will then rest for 2 hours and 30 minutes at the campsite of Pacay Mayo 3600 m.a.s.l. where we will have tea and then later on dinner right there we will also camp that night.
WAYLLABAMBA – WARMIWAÑUSCA PASS – PACAYMAYO (12 KM, 8 HOURS).
DAY 3: PACAYMAYO – WIÑAYHUAYNA
After early breakfast we continue our hike, this day the hike is 16 km long, following a trail that is surrounded by jungle vegetation and a number of archaeological Inca sites that had different functions during their time. The first archaeological site we visit is Runcurakay (3750 m.a.s.l.), which is located 45 minutes from our starting point and is a complex archaeological Inca site composed of towers that acted as strategic surveillance sites for the east valley. After, we continue to Runcurakay Pass 3900 m.a.s.l. where we will have an explanation on Inca culture and time for some relaxation. We continue walking for 1 hour and 30 minutes to the second archaeological site where we will visit Sayacmarka (a difficult zone to Access due to the way steep steps). After we continue for 25 minutes to our lunch point at Chaquicocha where we will have lunch, prepared by our cook. This will give us the energy to continue our hike to the next archaeological site called Puyuptamarca 3750 m.a.s.l. that will take about 2 hours and 30 minutes. From there we start a 3-hour descent (steps) to our camping site Wiñayhuayna where we will have tea and dinner. This will be a special one as it will be the final one with our team and where we will say goodbye to our porters.
PACAYMAYO – WIÑAYHUAYNA. (16 KM – 12 HOURS).
DAY 4: WIÑAYHUAYNA – MACHUPICCHU – CUSCO
This day we will wake up very early at 3.30 a.m., have breakfast and descend to the control point where we will wait about 30 minutes until the gates open. Once we have passed through the control point we will hike for 1 hour and half to Inti Punku (Sun Gate) where we will have a break for 20 minutes and take the spectacular view of the majestic Machu Picchu and Wayna Picchu. Shortly after we will descend for 1 hour all the way to the citadel of Machu Picchu.
In Machu Picchu we will take part in a 2-hour historical tour where you will have time to take plenty of photos followed by free time to explore the archaeological site on your own. From here we will take the return bus to Aguas Calientes where we will have lunch and visit the thermal baths. Finally we will head to the train station in order to return to Ollantaytambo train station and then back to Cusco by touristic bus.
Exclusions in the entire itinerary:
- Transfer from your hotel to km 82(the starting point of the hike).
- All camping and cooking equipment including cook, dining tents.
- First-aid kit including Oxygen.
- Professional English speaking guide.
- Entrance ticket to the Inka trail and Machupicchu.
- Meals: 3 breakfasts, 3 lunches and 3 dinners.
- Porters that only carry the camping and cooking equipment, tents.
- Bus Down to Aguas Calientes.
- Train ticket from Aguas Calientes to Ollantaytambo train station.
- Transfer from Ollantaytambo to Cusco(near to the Main Square).
Recommended items to bring:
- Breakfast on the first day and lunch on the last day
- Sleeping bag (rental Price: USD 15 for 4 days)
- Extra porter ($ 120.00 USD for 4 days) – maximum weight: 14 kilos
- Entrance fee to the thermal baths in Aguas Calientes
- Entrance to Huaynapicchu peak(it must be reserved 03 months in advance) costs S/. 200 Peruvian Soles per person.
- Warm clothes for the night
- Waterproof clothes
- Insect repelent
- Plastic poncho for the rain
- Water purification tablets
- First Aid Kit
- Water bottle
- Passport (original)
- Student ID card (ISIC) if applicable.
- Extra money in soles and dollars
- Walking sticks
PRICE AND AVAILABILITY:
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To book the package tour, it’s required: Full names, ages, nationality and passport numbers.
About the payment:
To secure the package tour, we need 50% of the total payment, it can be wired by: bank to bank or Western Union(we will give you more details once we settle and finalize about our services), the balance will be paid once you arrive in Cusco.