Classic Inca Trail 4D/ 3N

Description

Classic Inca Trail 4D/ 3N The Inca Trail follows in the ancient footsteps of the Inca's towards the world famous Lost City of the Incas, Machu Picchu. It was once used by the Incas to communicate with the "Antis" (the jungle people), and today the 45 kilometer hike is perhaps the most famed and popular hike in South America.

The Inca Trail links a range of stunningly preserved Inca ruins. Along the way the natural scenery is breathtaking, with views of snow capped mountains and the cloud forest. The four day tour includes a guided visit to the ruins of Machu Picchu. A truly unforgettable experience!

Itinerary

Day 1

We pick you up at your hotel and we go to the starting point of the Inca Trail by bus. From here on it will take us about 7 hours of hiking to reach the first campsite in Huayllabamba. (11 km)

Day 2

We start hiking after breakfast. Warmi Wañusca, with its 4200 m, is the highest point of the trek. Breath-taking and stunning! Included is a visit to the ruins of Runkurakay and Sayacmarca. We will be camping in Pacaymayo. (9km)

Day 3

After breakfast we head off towards Runku Rakay to cross the 2nd pass at 3,800m above sea level. We will descend to Sayacmarca, an important archeological site where we will have lunch. After lunch we continue to Wiñay Wayna where we spend our third and final night on the trail. (16km)

Day 4

After breakfast we will walk to the Sun Gate (Inti Punku), which is the ancient entrance to the city of Machu Picchu. From this point we can see the ruins in all their glory! Later on, in the ruins, we will have a guided tour. After spending time in the ruins, we will descend to the village of Aguas Calientes by bus. From there we will return to Cusco by train. (6km).

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Practical Information

Transport: Bus and train
Length: 4 days
Price: Contact us for more Information
Others: Please note that all itineraries are subject to change

Bring With You
  • Backpack
  • Hiking shoes
  • Warm Clothes
  • Rain jacket or Poncho
  • Flashlight
  • Camera
  • Water Bottle
  • Hat against the sun
  • High factor sun block
  • Insect repellent
  • Snacks (energy bars, chocolates etc.)
  • Swimsuit
Included
  • Pick up from accommodation before and transport to accommodation before and after trek
  • Professional bilingual guide (English - Spanish)
  • Porters, Cooks and camping equipment
  • All meals
  • First Aid Kit with oxygen
  • Entrance fees to the Inca trail and Machu Picchu
  • Bus ticket Machu Picchu - Aguas Calientes (day 4)
  • Train ticket back to Cusco
Not Included
  • A few meals are not included: breakfast on day 1 as well as lunch and dinner on day 4
  • Entrance and Climb of Wayna Picchu (can be booked with Dos Manos - please contact us in advance)
  • Personal porters (can be hired through Dos Manos - please contact us in advance
  • Possibly the most important thing to consider: TIPS for porters, guides, cooks
Additional Options
  • Climbing Wayna Picchu costs extra per person. If you would like to climb Huayna Picchu, please let us know as far in advance as possible.
  • Book an extra night in Aguas Calientes or pay supplement to upgrade the hotel or for accommodation in a single room
  • Carriers of an ISIC card receive a discount
  • Upgrade your return train (contact us for details, approximately US$ 30)
  • Special Discounts apply on fixed departure dates - Click here to check special departure dates.


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