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Inca Trail to Machu Picchu: Classic 4-Day Trek

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Trek to world-famous Machu Pichu over 4 days, and absorb magnificent views, spectacular ecosystems, and an atmospheric cloud forest.

Highlights

  • Hike the iconic Inca Trail to Machu Picchu
  • Wake up to a spectacular sunrise over Machu Picchu
  • Enjoy the panoramic trains on the way back to Cusco (Vistadome or 360°)
  • Support a project that promotes gender equality and women's empowerment

Description

Hike the unforgettable Inca Trail, and enjoy a once-in-a-lifetime experience. Participate in one of the world’s oldest pilgrimages on this 4-day program that is consistently ranked among the 10 best hikes on the planet. Pass through a number of different ecological zones home to a wide diversity of flora and fauna. Spot a variety of orchids and bromeliads, as well as hummingbirds, foxes, and deer. Strike lucky and you may even catch a glimpse of the magnificent South American Bear. Explore archaeological sites and farming terraces that were left behind by the Incas and remained undiscovered for over 400 years. Finish the hike in Machu Picchu, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and one of the most spectacular historical sites on earth. Day 1: Training day! Cusco – Km 82 – LLactapata – Ayapata (14km, 6hrs).- Depart from your hotel around 4:30 am and drive to Km 82 to start the 6-hour hiking on the first day of the Inca Trail hike to Machu Picchu. The first campsite is located at 3300m (10826ft); we spend the night in comfortable tents. Day 2: The Challenge! Ayapata – Warmiwañuska – Chaquicocha (16km, 10 hrs).- The most challenging and longest day of the 4 day Machu Picchu Trek, passing two mountains in 10hrs of hiking: The first mountain is Dead Woman’s Pass, the highest point of the Inca Trail with 4215m (13829ft). The second mountain is Runqurakay Pass, with 4000m (13123ft). Day 3: The easy day! Chaquiccocha – Phuyupatamarca – Wiñaywayna (10km, 6hrs). The most beautiful and relaxing day, hiking is only 6-hours passing through different ecological zones. Today, you will also visit several beautiful archaeological sites, including Wiñaywayna, located at 2600m (8530ft); we camp only 2 hours from Machu Picchu. Day 4: Discover Machu Picchu! Wiñaywayna – Machu Picchu – Cusco (6km, 2 hrs), Wake up early and hike for 2 hours to Machu Picchu through the Sungate from where we will have a unique view of Machu Picchu. After exploring Machu Picchu, you will board the Panoramic trains to return. Drop off back at your hotel around 7:30 pm.

Includes

Private Transportation from the hotel to the trailhead Admission tickets to the Inca Trail and Machu Picchu All meals during the Inca Trail Comfortable camping equipment A tent for each pair of travelers A foam mattress, and pillows Duffle bags for your stuff Drinkable water every day Snacks every day A transfer back to your hotel An Inca Trail t-shirt A professional tour guide All taxes and booking fees A personal porter who will transport 7 kilos of your stuff Panoramic trains (Vistadome or 360°) 3 nights camping with comfortable equipment

Important Information

  • Vegetarian, vegan, and gluten-free dietary options available Travelers should have at least a moderate level of physical fitness

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