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From Cusco: 7-Day Trek to Machu Picchu Through Inca Trail

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Trek to Machu Picchu through the Inca Trail, one of the most popular treks in the world. Enjoy a truly unique experience that combines culture, nature and tradition.

Highlights

  • Immerse yourself in Inca tradition, culture and history
  • Hike the legendary Inca trail through the Peruvian Andes
  • Arrive at Machu Picchu before sunrise and the crowds
  • Enjoy stunning panoramic views of breathtaking valleys

Description

Day 1: Cusco After resting from your altitude acclimation, begin with a visit to the Inca Museum, home to thousands of years of Andean culture. Continue to the temple of Koricancha, the famous Sun Temple of Qosqo, which served as a pinnacle of organization, architecture, and religion for the Inca civilization. Day 2: Free Day Enjoy a free day to explore the colonial churches, parks, squares, and colonial mansions built atop the original Inca walls. Peruse the artesian stores full of weavings, jewelry, stonework and dine on the best of Andean cuisine.  Day 3: Piscacucho - Wayllabamba (12 km) The first day is relatively easy with a visit to the Patallacta ruins. Constructed at the foot of a mountain, Patallacta was a very important center for administrative, economic, and religious functions. Visit Willkarakay, a military post located above the site of Patallacta, and walk along the banks of the Cusichaca River. Day 4: Wayllabamba - Pacaymayu (11 km) Hike to the highest point on the Inca trail, the mountain pass of Warmihuañusca. The trek in the morning is rather physically intense, more so for those who are not used to hikes in this altitude, yet it is also one of the most spectacular with opportunities for fantastic panoramic views of the surrounding valleys below. Day 5: Pacaymayu - Wiñayhuayna (15 km) Visit the archaeological site of Runkurakay, an ancient tomb, and the beautiful archaeological site of Sayacmarca. Enter the Andean cloud forest and take in the views of the Sacred Valley and Machu Picchu. Day 6: Wiñayhuayna to Machu Picchu (5 km) Hike to Inti Punku, an incredible spot to observe the citadel of Machu Picchu and, weather permitting, sunrise in the Andes. Afterwards, a 45-minute descent will take you into the higher area of Machu Picchu, before returning to the site to learn more about this magical place of beauty and culture left by the local ancestors. Day 7: Cusco Enjoy a free morning to relax or explore other main sights of the city. In the afternoon you will have a transfer to take you to the airport.

Includes

Transfer from and to Cusco airport 3 nights accommodation in a 3-star hotels (based on double occupation) All breakfasts at the hotels Professional tour guide (Spanish/English) All entrance fees All transportation during the trek Chef and cooking equipment Assistant tour guide for groups of 9+ Train ticket from Aguas Calientes to Ollantaytambo Transfer from Ollantaytambo to Cusco Machu Picchu standard ticket Inca Trail entrance fee 3 breakfasts, 3 lunches, 3 afternoon snacks and 3 dinners during the trek 4-person tent for every 2 trekkers Dining tent with tables and chairs First-aid kit including emergency oxygen bottle Water (excluding the first day of the trek when you need to bring your own) Inflatable sleeping mattress (you need to carry this unless you hire a personal porter)
Sleeping Bag (available for rent for $25) Extra personal porter ($80) Single supplement (accommodation and tent $250) Entrance to Huayna Picchu Mountain (approximately $85) Entrance to Machu Picchu Mountain (approx. $85) Flights Meals not specified in the itinerary Alcoholic drinks Travel Insurance Lunch in Aguas Calientes

Important Information

  • When booking, please provide the full name, date of birth, nationality, and passport number of each participant: this information is required in advance in order to confirm your admission ticket to Machu Picchu
  • Bring a current valid passport on the day of travel
  • Bring a current valid university card (if you are a student and want to qualify for the discount)
  • You will need to bring a small backpack, a fleece, good trekking shoes or boots, a warm jacket, comfortable trousers, a rain jacket or poncho, a bathing suit, sandals, a towel, insect repellent, t-shirts and shorts, sunscreen, sunglasses, a hat, gloves, a flashlight with spare batteries, any personal medication, toiletries and hand sanitizer, and camera and film
  • It's highly recommended to hire your own travel insurance for the duration of your trip
  • It is recommended that you bring some local currency with you as there could be some places on site that might don't accept credit cards

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