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US$ 1,150.00 p/person
(Based on Double / Triple accommodation)
For Solo Traveler plus US$ 180 for a Single room at MARQUESES Hotel and a single tent during your Trek to Machu Picchu.
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 and a reasonable fitness are essential and required.
1 or 2 nights in Cusco or on the Sacred Valley for acclimatization are recommended.
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 which 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 exclussive 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. Recommended age for classic Inca Trail is from 11 to 69 y/o.
Reception in Cusco airport and Transfer to Marqueses Boutique Hotel where they will welcome you with cups of coca leaf tea a traditional drink to minimize the effects of altitude, Relax,rest and acclimatize. We advise you to get an early flight so you can just spend your first 2 hours in Cusco seriously doing nothing but trying to breathe!! Optional:At 13:45 pm A Guided Cusco City Tour, Excursion, visiting Koricancha "The Sun Temple" the golden Inca`s temple that impressed so much to the first Spanish conquistadores when they arrived in 1534,Cusco main Cathedral with their exquisite canvas from the Cuzqueña Painting School, chapels, Virgins and Saints, Saqsayhuaman Inca Complex, where every year in June in the winter solstice in this hemisphere the young Cuzqueños perform the old and traditional Feast of the Sun "Inti Raymi" in honor to the Sun, then we visit Tambo Machay, Qenqo and Puca-Pucara. Or free afternoon and maybe go to Cusco Folk Dances and Music at Cusco Art Center in the main Avenue El Sol (A block before the Post Office) which are included on your tourist ticket, the show start at 6.30 pm to 8.00 pm located at 10 minutes walk from 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 to Day 6.- Inca Trail to Machu Picchu. 8 Kg personal porter service included.
Click on here: 4 Day Inca Trail Trek to Machu Picchu Itinerary.
Day 6.- Arrive to Machu Picchu. Guided visit, time to explore. Return to Cusco.
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 and by 4 pm train return to Cusco - 4 hours ride, transfer from Train Station to Marqueses Hotel.
Day 7.- 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.