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US$ 1,340.00 p/person
(Based on Double / Triple accommodation)
Single Supplement for solo US$ 240.00
It is important to be in good physical condition to make this moderate rated but truly rewarding trek. If you would like to explore a discover a number of stunning Inca sites linked by a beautiful stone pathway built in the midst of the most incredible sceneries in rising altitudes. A good mix of culture, nature, archaeology and scenic beauty... then this is for you! Book early (8-4 months), Get in shape and have great fun.!
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The Inca Trail trek is considered and rated from moderate to challenging hike.
A minimum hike experience and reasonable fitness are essential and required.
1 or 2 nights in Cusco or on the Sacred Valley for acclimatization are recommended.
If you have not hiked over 4,000 masl we recommend you to hire a personal porter for the entire trek and in advance.
Visit your doctor and have a complete medical check over before booking this hike.
The fitter and more prepared you are, the more you will enjoy your trek, please take some time do some training. Ensure you keep well hydrated. Walk each day with a relaxed, happy attitude.
If you are not prepared for a 4 day hike, the 2 Day short hike, 3 Day Sacred Valley and Short Inca Trail version are still great and impressive experiences and it demands much less effort. If you do not want to worry about the height or physical effort that these treks demand then...enjoy a train ride, take it easy and relax ... simply book an overnight tour by Expedition train, Deluxe Vistadome Train tour or the exclusive super-luxe Bingham Train and have an early guided tour then explore the citadel in your own for classic pictures. (80% visit by train, 20% hike the trail).
On Day 1 walk is for 4-5 Hrs, Day 2 walk is for 7-8 Hours, Day 3 walk is for 7-8 hours Day 4 walk is for 3-4 hours.
HUAYNAPICCHU MOUNTAIN TICKETS.- For those trekkers who want to climb the Huayna Picchu mountain, please reserve and pay in advance at the Park website OR send us an email and payment of US$ 85.00 per person, so we can purchase your tickets.
Reception in Cusco airport and Transfer to your Hotel in Cusco, Rest and acclimatize as you are now at 3,400 mts above sea level. If you are feeling up to it.. Optional Afternoon: At 13:45 pm Guided Cusco City Tour : Koricancha " Sun Temple" , Cusco Principal Cathedral, Saqsayhuaman Inca Complex,Tambo Machay,Qenqo and Puca-Pucara. OR Cusco Sightseeing Bus tour. Night at Hotel Marqueses.
Day 2.- Sacred Valley Tour, Pisac, Ollantaytambo, Chincheros.Hotel Marqueses.
At 8.00 am meet at SAS Travel office or transfer from your hotel at an earlier time if coordinated. In a tourist bus, we travel from Cusco past Saqsaywaman & Tambomachay, over the mountains toward the Sacred Valley. We descend 1,500 feet to the valley floor of the sacred Urubamba river and the village of Pisac where we will visit a traditional market and you can buy some local souvenirs. We then drive up to explore the extensive ruins of Pisac with stunning views over the valley. On the guided walk into the Citadel of Pisac you can observe temples, residences, altars, channels, carvings, tunnels/caves and the famous Intihuatana “The hitching post of the Sun", For those who would prefer to spend more time in the market instead of visiting the ruins, advise your guide so he can organize a time and place to pick you up when returning through the market. We continue on to Urubamba where we stop for you to buy lunch. A further 30 mins drive takes us to Ollantaytambo surrounded by the sacred mountains, where we will again discover the magnificence of the Incan constructions, the amazing temple of the Sun, enormous blocks of rock perfectly carved and polished, stone water fountains, stairs, terraces and the beauty of the local people in their traditional dress, all surrounded by the sacred mountains and Valley of Patacancha and Willoq. On our return, we quickly visit the famous church and archeological site in Chincheros, arriving to Cusco at about 6:00 pm 6.30 pm.
Day 3.- The new nice tour to the Rainbow Mountain hike. A 4-5 Hours to hike in the beautiful south region of Cuzco, near Auzangate range of mountains to see this spectacular ancient landscapes, small andean villages, early pick up from your hotel by 05:00 am, a 2 hours drive from Cuzco, amazing views in the route, this is a great training day before your big hike to Machu Picchu. OR you can choose another nice tour in Cuzco as Humantay lake hike, a River rafting Class III trip, a South Valley Tour or Maray Moray Tour.
Day 4 to Day 7.- Inca Trail to Machu Picchu. 8 Kg personal porter service included.
Click on here: 4 Day Inca Trail Trek to Machu Picchu Itinerary.
Day 7.- Arrive to Machu Picchu. Guided visit, time to explore. Night in Aguas Calientes.
Early arrive to Machu Picchu, we will leave our last campsite by 5:00 am 2 hours walk approximately to arrive to Intipunku, the famous Gate of the Sun, place from which you can have the first view of the citadel, this marvelous sanctuary in the middle of mountains, cloud forest and clouds. A guided tour led by your guide to the entire citadel until midday, Bus down to Aguas Calientes town, last group lunch. Night in Aguas Calientes town. Hot springs baths -optional. 15 Soles entry pp.
Day 8.- Train return to Ollantaytambo and van to Cusco, or today you have the option to visit Machu Picchu for a 2nd time or walk to the mountain Huayna Picchu (add on if is the case at the time of your booking to reserve spots, then your return will be at the afternoon.), or train return and private transport to Cusco in the morning, arriving Cusco by midday. Transfer to Hotel Marqueses.
Day 9.- Free time to enjoy Cusco. Afternoon. Transfer to the Airport or Bus Terminal.
Free time to enjoy Cusco and later on according to your flight return to Lima, transfer from Hotel to the Airport.