This De Luxe private tour is similar to our Inca trail Discovery with enough time to explore and enjoy the amazing Inca archaeological sites, landscapes and nature along the way.It is special designed for individual, families and/or party of friends interested in adventure, a deeeper understanding of the Inca culture and high quality service.
While most other programs force trekkers to speed through the stunning high-altitude Inca Trail, We take the time to enjoy this once-in-a-lifetime experience. We camp the first three nights, enjoy great meals, sturdy tents The North Face at the end of the day a massage therapist will offer a relaxing massage. The hikes average six to seven hours each day including tome to explore sites we pass through and to take in the unparalleled scenery. On the fourth afternoon we arrive at Machu Picchu after the crowds have left, and have time to explore the tranquil ruins. After a well-deserved night at Machu Picchu Sanctuary lodge or Machu Picchu Pueblo, we return to Machu Picchu to see the ruins in the perfect morning light. In the afternoon we return to Cusco by train.
Tour Inca Trail to Machu Picchu
DAY 1: PISKAKUCHO (KM. 82) - HUAYLLABAMBA
A spectacular early morning drive through the Sacred Valley of the Incas takes us to our trailhead at Km. 82 of the Machu Picchu railroad. After getting acquainted with our trail crew we set out, crossing a footbridge to hike a gentle two hours down the Urubamba canyon, and then visit imposing sculpted Inca farming terraces and the settlement of Llaqtapata on the banks of the Cusichaca side river. We then climb a short way up the Cusichaca valley to Huayllabamba, the last inhabited village on the trail, where we camp.
DAY 2: HUAYLLABAMBA - PACAYMAYO
From Huayllabamba we begin a steeper ascent, climbing the Llullucha valley along a stream that rushes through enchanted native unca woodland. Crossing the rim of a small plateau, we abruptly find ourselves in the puna, the treeless grasslands of the high Andes. Here a stretch of open trail climbs beneath mighty crags to our first and highest pass, Warmiwañusca (4,200m/13,776ft). From Warmiwañusca we can look back to the spectacular snowpeaks and valleys of the Huayanay massif, and ahead to a distant view of tomorrow's trail to the second pass. Descending a stepped stone trail we encounter our campsite in a clearing of the forested Pacamayo valley.
DAY 3: PACAYMAYO - PHUYUPATAMARCA
We pick up an Inca stairway and ascend again past the small Inca site of Runkuracay. As we reach the second pass the landscape opens onto spectacular new views to the snowpeaks of the Pumasillo range. We descend again to the ruins of Sayacmarca (Inaccessible Town), an intricate labyrinth of houses, plazas and water channels, perched precariously on a rocky spur overlooking the Aobamba valley. The Inca trail, now a massive buttressed structure of granite paving stones, continues along the steep upper fringes of the cloud forest through a colorful riot of orchids, bromeliads, mosses and ferns. At the third pass we camp by pinnacles topped with Inca viewing platforms, overlooking the archaeological complex of Phuyupatamarca (Cloud-level Town).
DAY 4: PHUYUPATAMARCA - MACHU PICCHU
We explore the wondrous maze of Inca stone towers, fountains and stairways spilling down the mountainside at Phuyupatamarca then begin a long descent through ever-changing layers of cloud forest. An Inca stairway partly cut from living granite leads us finally to the site of Wiñay Wayna (Forever Young), the largest and most exquisite of the Inca Trail sites. In the afternoon we follow the last stretch of trail across a steep mountainside through a lush, humid cloud-forest of giant ferns and broad-leaf vegetation. Suddenly we cross the stone threshold of Intipunku (Sun Gate) and encounter an unforgettable sweep of natural beauty and human artistry -a backdrop of twisting gorge and forested peaks framing the magical city of Machu Picchu.
Tour Inca Trail to Machu Picchu
DAY 5: MACHU PICCHU - CUSCO
We return to Machu Picchu by bus and spend the day in both guided and individual exploration, visiting the most fascinating features of this astounding and mysterious Inca settlement. Some will want to take the optional hike to the summit of Wayna Picchu for an amazing overview of the site, while others may want to investigate Machu Picchu's multitude of hidden nooks and corners.
After a full-on experience of this glorious monument to the Inca achievement, we return to Aguas Calientes and board the return train to Cusco.
Note: park authorities may occasionally designate different campsites than those indicate
Entrances, Fees and Tickets:
- Professional guide for the hiking portion, two guides for groups over eight people.
- Cooks and porters. They will carry duffel bag, sleeping bag and mattress of the passenger (07 kilos per passenger) and all the camping gear.
- Inca Trail and Machupicchu Entrance, only for the arrival day, and nest day.
- Transfer from Hotel to Km. 82 (Piscaycucho)
- Transfer from Ollantaytambo to Cuzco
- Train, service Expedition (*)
- Bus from Machupicchu to Aguas Calientes
- Camping (03 nights)
- Hotel (01) in a selected hotel
- Breakfast (03) Lunch (03) Dinner (03) during the trek.
- Dinner (1) in a selected hotel, Breakfast (1), Lunch (02) in local Restaurant in Aguas Calientes Town.
- Tents for passengers (2 people per tent, but tents are designed to fit 3 people)
- Brand Doite Dinning tent, toilet tent and cooking tent.
(*) Please ask for Vistadome service.
- Sleeping bag
- National and International flights
- National and International airport taxes
- Visa preparations if necessary
- Meals not included on the itinerary
- Traveler′s insurance
- Personal products
- Sleeping Bags
- Lodging before and after the tour in case it applies
WE RECOMMEND YOU TO BRING:
- (02) Long trousers
- (04) T-shirts
- Wind braker
- Rain coat or plastic poncho
- Items of personal use
- Warm jacket
- Hiking Boots
- Flip Flops
- Swimming Suit
- Walking Sticks
- Sun hat
- Bug repellent
- Sun Block
- Day Bag pack
- Sleeping bag