INCA TRAIL 4 DAYS / 3 NIGHTS
Duration: 4 Days / 3 Nights
Frequency: Every day
Important: You must book this trek a minimum of 2 months in advance.
You need to bring on the trek a small backpack to carry with you water, a flashlight (torch), warm clothing, rain gear, and sunscreen and a sun hat. You supply these items. We recommend that you bring repellent for the mosquitoes that occur at lower altitudes.
DAY 1: CUSCO – LLACTAPATA – HUAYLLABAMBA
We pick you up from your hotel between 6 a.m. and 6.30 a.m. to travel by bus via Chinchero and Ollantaytambo to Km 82, where we will start our trek. We go through the controls that give us access to the Inca Trail, and join up with the team of professionals who will accompany us and ensure our trip is a success. This first day is quite easy, to ease us into walking. This is a trek full of beauty and extraordinary Inca engineering, and in the first few kilometers we have our first beautiful views, when we see the snow-capped mountain Veronica. Our route follows the Vilcanota River until we reach the archaeological site of Llactapata, where we stop for lunch. We continue to Huayllabamba, where we camp for the night.
DAY 2: HUAYLLABAMBA – WARMIHUAÑUSCA – PACAYMAYO
After breakfast we set off on our second, and perhaps most difficult, day of walking. We climb to the pass of Warmihuañusca (4,200 m). Here, at the highest point of the Inca Trail, we can enjoy a magnificent view of the surrounding mountains. After lunch, we descend into the valley to Pacaymayo, where we stop to make our second camp.
Duration: 6 - 7 Hours
DAY 3: PACAYMAYO – RUNTURACAY – SAYACMARCA – PHUYUPATAMARCA – WIÑAYWAYNA
We start early again today, but soon we are rewarded for our efforts. After half an hour, we come to the archaeological site of Runturacay. From this point the path is paved. In some places it is 2 meters wide, and we can observe the quality of Inca engineering. Next we visit the site of the Sayacmarca architectural complex. We now pass through a tunnel carved in stone to reach the third archaeological site of the day, Phuyupatamarca, before descending along a very attractive path lined with dense jungle vegetation of the jungle, rich in flora and fauna. We arrive at Wiñaywayna, where we set up our third and final camp.
Duration: 7 - 8 Hours
DAY 4: WIÑAYWAYNA – INTIPUNKU – MACCHU PICCHU – CUSCO
We get up very early for breakfast, before setting off to get to Intipunku (Sun Gate) in time to watch the sun rise over Machu Picchu and the surrounding mountains. This is a magical moment. From the gate, we can appreciate the layout and location of the citadel. We walk down to Machu Picchu, where we are met by a guide who takes us on a tour of the highlights of the site. We visit the most important sites, including the main plaza, the circular tower (also known as the Temple of the Sun, and the Torreon), the royal quarters, the room with three windows, and cemeteries. Afterwards, you have free time to stroll around the citadel. In the afternoon we catch the train from Aguas Calientes to Ollantaytambo, and transfer to bus to return to Cusco, where we transfer you to your hotel.
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