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From Cusco: Classic Inca Trail 4-days to Machu Picchu

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The Inca Trail combines beautiful mountain scenery, lush cloud forest, Inca paving stones, and ruins. Descending through the magical sun gate and conquering the Incan city of Machu Picchu.

Highlights

  • Rated by many to be one of the top 5 treks in the world
  • Hike to Machu Picchu on mystical, stone-paved paths built by the Incas.
  • Enter Machu Picchu on foot through the Gate of the Sun, as the Incas once did.

Description

day 1. Picked up at your hotel in Cusco or the Sacred Valley of the Incas. First, stop at the organic farm in Urubamba to enjoy a healthy breakfast. Then head to Piskacucho or km 82, where pass the first Inca Trail control, and hike for 3 hours of relatively flat terrain. The hike passes through a forest of giant cacti. When we reach Miskay, ascend gradually to the Willkaraccay Ruins, as well as in front of Llactapata. After lunch and restore our energy. walk for approximately another hour and a half to reach the community of Wayllabamba, the first night. Day 2. After breakfast, you start hiking The trail ascends steeply to a large Pampa below the first pass. Here there is a breathtaking view of the valley and Mt. Huayanay. The trail skirts a narrow hanging valley and begins to open up to a cloud forest below with abundant vegetation of various types of trees, a rare forest to be found in the Andes. From here you continue on a steady ascent to the Warmiwañusqa Pass (Dead Woman’s Pass) which affords a magnificent view of your ascent and the trail ahead. Here you have a well-deserved break and observe the beauty of the deep valleys. After the break, the group descends on a restored Inca Trail down to the Pacaymayo River, the 2nd campsite. Day 3. Today you ascend again to a second pass, about halfway up lies an Inca ruin of Runkuraqay, after a short tour, you continue up the pass. From here the group walks down on the original Inca Trail, passing a small lake and the first signs of the cloud forest. Soon after you will arrive at a second, larger Inca site called Sayacmarca a beautiful location overlooking the Aobamba Valley. After touring you continue along the ridge through amazing landscapes, viewing Mt. Salkantay from the western side and Mt. Pumasillo, a silhouette to the north on the horizon, your lunch stop. After lunch you continue walking through a rolling flag stoned trail and a tunnel before arriving to yet another Incan site called Phuyupatamarca “the village on the edge of the clouds.” From here the flag stoned trail winds sharply down into the cloud forest to the ruins of Wiñay Wayna “Forever Young”- a well restored Inca Ruin. The campsite is here for the night. Day 4. On the last day of the trek, you wake up early and follow a relatively flat path. After about an hour walk through a cloud forest covered Inca Trail you arrive to Intipunku “the sun gate,” have a break watching the magnificent citadel of Machu Picchu, your final destination. From here you continue hiking for one more hour to finally arrive at Machu Picchu in the same way the Incas used to come. Once you get there you will have a guided tour as well as time to explore city on your own, take pictures, or take any of the extra hikes. Later in the mid-afternoon you take the bus down to Aguas Calientes town to take the train back to Ollantaytambo then transfer to your hotel in Cusco. Meals: B,L,D

Includes

Private transportation from your hotel to the start point of the trail Porters to carry all gear and equipment. Entrance fee to the Inca Trail and Machu Picchu. English-speaking Tour Guide. Professional chef. All camping equipment. Sleeping Bag & Air Mattress. Complete meals 4 breakfasts, snacks, 3 lunches, and 3 dinners. Boiled water after meals to refill water bottles. Oxygen tank and first aid kit. Bus from Machu Picchu down to Aguas Calientes town. Expedition Train back to Ollantaytambo. Private transportation to your hotel in Cusco.

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