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US$ 1,590.00 p/person
(Based on Double / Triple accommodation)
Package Price 2014 -2015
USD$ 1,590 pp (min 2 person)
USD$ 1,490 pp (3-4 person)
USD$ 1,100 pp (5-8 person)
It is important to be in good physical condition to make this moderate rated but truly rewarding trek. If you want to visit a number of stunning Inca sites linked by a beautiful stone pathway built in the midst of the most incredible scenery in rising altitudes. A good mix of culture, nature, archaeology and scenic beauty. ..then this is for you! Book early, Get in shape, Get good boots and have fun... !
For families, group of friends.
Moderate to Challenging.
The night before there is a pre.departure briefing at 7.00 pm at your hotel with your tour guide.
Van, Trekking, Bus and Train.
4 Nights for the price of 3 in MARQUESES BOUTIQUE Hotel in Cusco or FREE Up-grade to Delux rooms for the price of Standard room. To get this offer you must quote it at the time of booking and payment is required in $ USD cash. Please book through this website but you must indicate your tour with SAS Travel (This offer is only valid for accomodation dates from JAN 1st 2013 to APRIL 15th 2013). For months May- Aug- Stay 4 Nights FREE Up-Grade to Suite for the price of Delux rooms ..... to get this offer you must quote it at the time of booking and payment is required in $USD cash. www.hotelmarqueses.com
INCA TRAIL SPIRITUAL 5D/4N "PILGRIMAGE to MACHUPICCHU"
An spiritual journey for your mind, body and soul...
DAILY DEPARTURES … upon your request !!! -Minimum 4 person
Day 1: Cusco ,Pisac ,Sacred Valley Tour -Van to Km 82 -Llaqtapata 1st Camp.
Day 2: Ayapata, Dead woman`s pass, Llulluchapampa, Pacaymayo camp.
Day 3: Runcuracay, Sayacmarka,Chakicocha, Aobamba, Phuyupatamarka.
Day 4: Phuyupatamarka, Wiñaywayna, Machupicchu, Aguas Calientes.
Day 5: Early bus or walk to Machupicchu, guides tour, time to relax, bus to Aguas Calientes. Vistadome Train return to Cusco.Transfer to your hotel.
- See the Alpaca farm, andean textiles and Pisaq Inka town.
- Escorted by an expert mountain guide and a gifted Andean shaman.
- Ceremony and rituals to our Apus, Auquis (sacred mountains).
- Offering to Pachamama -Mother Earth called Despacho or "prayer bundle"
- Arriving to Intipinku at afternoon, time to enjoy the sunset in Machupicchu.
- Min 4 -Max 8 person per group (Open new departures upon your request.)
- Pre-departure briefing the night before of your tour in your Hotel.
- Pick up from you Hotel in Cusco and Private van to Km 82, start of your trek.
- Full board meal for the entire tour 4 Breakfast, 5 Lunches, 4 Dinner (13 meals).
- 7 Kg personal porter, SAS provide a duffle bag for your belongings.
- New Eureka comfortable tents "Outfitters 4" tent for 2 person, pillows
- Thermal rest mattress, toilet tent, cooking and dinning tent,
- Emergency First-aid kit and Oxygen. Bus down to Aguas Calientes.
- Porters to carry camping equipment, tents and cooking gear.
- Enjoy the natural hot springs in Aguas Calientes.
- Night in a Hotel in Aguas Calientes town (Private rooms).
- Early guided tour in Machupicchu, extra time to explore.
- Bus down to Aguas Calientes.
- Return by Vistadome 1st Class train on Day 5th.
- Climb to Huaynapicchu after your tour (Extra US$70 per person Optional)
- Walk to Inca Bridge... highly recommended !! no extra cost.
Tour Guides: Rogelio, Isaac, Aldo and Jimmy
At 6:00 am Pick up from your Hotel in Cusco and transfer to Awanacancha "The weaving andean museum" Alpacas, llamas, vicuñas farm in their natural environment to see how these cameloids were domesticated well in the Andes of South America, also to appreciate a different communities weavers demostrating their ancestral abilities using natural fibers and colors before the famous and traditional Inka town of Pisaq, you will have a 1 hour free time to enjoy the typical Market of Pisac great place for pictures, shopping artistic souveniers from local "Piseños" artists in wood, ceramics, in silver and weavings, then we have a guided walk tour for 2 hours in Pisaq Inka Citadel, afterward we continue in our private transport through small beautiful towns as Coya, Lamay, Calca, Yucay which is part of the famous Sacred Valley of the Inkas, then we stop in Urubamba for a delicious Peruvian lunch. After lunch our private vehicle continue to km 82 (start of the Inca Trail) takes approx 1.5 hrs. This afternoon we start our fascinating pilgrimage walk to one of the most impresive and magic place in the world Machupicchu throught to the 28 miles walk, scorted by our expert guide and our Qero`s chaman and our cheerful chaskis, all togheter will transport you in the time to connect you with ancient Inca`s traditions, philosophy and spiritual rituals practiced at the period of the Inkas. An spiritual journey in the Andes of Peru for your mind, body and soul...
Our trek will start at 2,580 mtrs with a small climb, rewarded with superb views of mountain Veronica, (Wakaywillka Apu mountain) 3 hours for a beautiful gentle walk through the left side of famous Wilkamayo river, the sacred Urubamba river to reach before dark to our first camp at Llaqtapata (2,800ms) where our "Chaskis" from Willoq Community our great collaborators in carring all camping gear will welcome us at arrival. Our walking times are always approximate depending on weather conditions, group ability and a thousand other possiblities. Approx 9 Kilometers - walking - 3 hours. Acclimatizing date.
Our chaskis will wake you up with a hot Coca tea cups, the local medicine for the Soroche the altitude sickness or cup of coffee. We will explore Llaqtapata Inka town restored by archaeologist recently and walk inside this fascinating place, our guide will offer you different theories in his lectures, then return for our campsite for our beakfast, by 7.30 am we start walking through the Cusichaca Cayon following the left route toward Tarayoc ,Hatunchaca and Wayllabamba village, then we turn to the right toward Ayapata and Llullucha were we stop for our lunch and relax in middle of amazing views. In the afternoon you walk from about the last 400 meters to reach Warmiwañuska (Dead woman`s pass) you can walk at your own pase, stop to get your breath whenever you like. You will find your energy returns once you continue down to the Valley of Pacaymayo. Campsite at 3600 m. This is the coldest night +2/+4 degrees celcius (December) -3/-5 degrees celcius (June) Approx 12 km - walking 7 hours.
Exceptionally beautiful because there are many Inka ruins to explore and incredible stone paved road (and more importantly for your lungs, there is a lot more down than up!!!). The nicer part of the entire trek is here, first the spectacular views at both sides of the mountains, after seen the "Apachetas" the 3 highest point enroute viewed from the first pass, and realize that the stone road connecting these small monasteries or temples are in a good condition and well maintained after hundreds of years. Little climb from the campsite to Runcurakay a semi-circular construction for ritual and offering purposes, afterward climbing more Inca steps to see 2 small lakes and little more to reach the second pass at 4,000 meters. "Runcuracay Pass" A great view to the Pumasillo snow-capped mountain. Then all our path is descending steps for 3 hours passing Sayacmarca, where we will have a break and have enough time to walk around this Inka complex to enjoy the stories and lectures from your guide and take some unique and beautiful pictures from this high corner, then we continue steps down to follow a granite rock road at the middle of the cloud forest near Chakicocha with an impressive view on front of us from the great Apu the Salkantay mountain which inspired to the builders to choose this beautiful area to build it. We will pass through the natural tunnel and get to our third campsite at Phuyupatamarca, the little town in the clouds, it’s a really nice campsite for the location of this place.
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Get up early to enjoy the spectacular views, Phuyupatamarca means the town in the clouds.. so early at the morning it is misty and clouds cover it, after our breakfast and pack our gear, we continue steps down and stop at the complex to explore it and learn about the construction tecniques, a great place for pictures, afterward we follow descending the 2,000 steps to Wiñaywayna in the middle of cloud and rain forest vegetation, bambus and lianes, with luck you will see some varieties of humingbirds and the cock of the rocks "Gallito de las Rocas" the national bird of Peru. Then we will arrive to Wiñaywayna and Intipata both spectacular places to explore and visit, rest time for a shower in this small lodge, early lunch to continue the last part of our journey toward Intipunku, "The gate of the sun" the principal entrance to Machupicchu.
We will arrive in a perfect time to see the tranquility of this magic place and enjoy the sunset. It is still 40 minutes to walk down from Intipunku to Machupicchu. Here is the best spot to contemplate in the total dimmention the harmony that exist here, the footprints of a great civilization ruled by love, kindness and respect to the mother nature, the mixture of the nature and human work inspired and dedicated to our humankind creator.
After of this amazing time here, we board a bus to Aguas Calientes for 30 minutes . Hotel Viajeros will be witing for us in Aguas Calientes town, Time to go to the hot springs and our special Dinner. Early good night to rest enough for tomorrow our big day… visit, explore and discover of Machupicchu !! (There is an option to skip the night in Aguas Calientes town after your trek and if you prefere another night in camping, this can be sort it out easily, just please let us know.)
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Early breakfast at Viajeros Hotel and accompanied by your tour guide we board the first bus up the the Sanctuary of Machupicchu for our full exploratory day, guided tour in the most and remarkable temples and areas of Machupicchu.
Machupicchu, the lost city of the Incas, where the last emperors, priests and priestesses took refuge and where the empire survived for 40 years after the arrival of the Spaniards. Secret and mysterious citadel from the time of Pachacutec Inca Yupanqui (IX-Inca`s Dinasty) emperor, his presumed constructor. Then apparently its existence was even well-known only by the authorities and the priests of the Tawantinsuyo “The four lands of the empire”. Machupicchu prodigy of architecture of aesthetic recklessness and by the magestic and harmony of its forms, by the impeccable organization of its terraces, stairs, buildings, patios, passages that are set up in this nest of condors, surrounded by mountains, between the mountain range and the forest like but the extraordinary constructive feat of the pre-Hispanic man.
Packed lunch will be provided, by 3 pm we board the bus down to Aguas Calientes.
At 16:30 pm train returning to Cusco arriving at 9:00 pm approx, then met by our driver for private transport to your hotel. * Please note Hotel Viajeros is not a 3 star hotel but is clean, safe and comfortable.
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