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Classic Inca Trail (4 Days)

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Inca Trail Details

Itinerary at a Glance.

Day 1: Driving to Km82 – Hike to Ayapata campsite

Day 2: Crossing the dead woman & pacaymayo pass

Day 3: Hiking to Phuyupatamarca pass, Cloud Forest and Wiñay Wayna Incan site

Day 4: Hiking to the Sun gate, visit Machu Picchu & back to Cusco

Itinerary: Classic Inca Trail Machupicchu 4 Days

Day 1Driving to Km 82 – Hike to Ayapata campsite

Our team will pick you up from where you are hosted either in Cusco, Urubamba or Ollantaytambo. The time for us to pick you up in Cusco will be at 4:30 am, Urubamba at 5:30 am and if you are in Ollantaytambo at 6:30 am. The schedule will be confirmed in your briefing as it may fluctuate according to the place where you are staying.

Then we will head to the km 82 making a pre-stop in Ollantaytambo for any last-minute shopping or to have breakfast, arriving at approximately 7:30 am.

To start our hike we will pass by the first checkpoint of the Inca Trail. The first 2 hours of the Inca trail are relatively easy until Patallacta Inca site, which is an old checkpoint of the Incas. From Patallacta we have a 2-hour hike to our lunch stop in Hatunchaca.

After lunch, we will hike 2½ hours to reach the first campsite at Ayapata (3300 masl). In this last stretch, we will pass through 2 small communities. If you want to buy energy drinks or snacks, you may do so here, you can also buy any essential items such as batteries that you may have forgotten.

Day 2Crossing the dead woman & Pacaymayo pass

Our staff will wake you up early in the morning with a hot coca tea to start the day, today is the longest day and we will start early. We will hike approximately 4 hours up to the highest point (Abra Warmi Wañuska 4215m).

When reaching the pass, we will stop to take a short break and enjoy the views before starting again to descend to Pacaymayu (Hidden River) for another 1h30 for lunch and to refill our water bottles.

After lunch, we will start to climb again to the second pass of the Inca Trail. It is a 2-hour hike to the pass, on the way we will stop at a small Inca site colled Runcu Raccay (round construction) to have an explanation by our guide and also to watch the two waterfalls located on the opposite side of the valley.

After the second pass, there’s another down trek in order to reach the magnificent Inca site of Sayacmarca, We will stop to rest and get a quick tour of the site and watch the sunset over the Vilcabamba mountain range.

Then we will continue for another 20 more minutes approximately until the second campsite at Chaquicocha (Dried lake, 3600 meters above sea level). After dinner, if you’re not tired, we will appreciate the fascinating Inca constellations In the magnificent sky of the Southern Hemisphere, far from any artificial lighting.

Day 3Hiking to Phuyupatamarca pass, Cloud Forest and Wiñay Wayna Inca site

We begin early again, waking up at 5:30.m. to begin what is commonly considered the most beautiful day of the whole Inca Trail. We will walk for 2 hours along what we call “Plano Inca” (graded slopes) until Phuyupatamarka. As we hike, we will have the opportunity to see the majesty of the second highest mountain of Cusco Salkantay, and the fantastic panoramic view of the Vilcabamba mountain range.

From Phuyupatamarka, we are to 3 hours walking down a path of stairs towards our last campsite at Wiñay Wayna the most spectacular Inca site on the trail after Machu Picchu. During the descent, we will visit 2 Inca sites, Phuyupatamarka (Town in the Clouds) and Intipata (Terraces of the Sun).

We will arrive at our camp around 2:00 PM for lunch, and then we will relax a little to be ready for the last day in Machu Picchu. Around 4:00 pm, your guide will give you brief information and visit the Inca site of Wiñay Wayna, spending approximately an hour and a half there.

In the evening we have a goodbye celebration. It is a tradition on the Inca Trail to organize a celebration to introduce the team to the tourists once again and to thank them for the great job done. It is recommended to go to bed at a reasonable hour to get up early and arrive at Machu Picchu at sunrise expecting the weather to gives us a beautiful sunrise over Machu Picchu.

Day 4Hiking to the Sun gate, visit to Machu Picchu & back to Cusco

Waking-up time is at 3:30 a.m. Breakfast at 4:00.m. and we will wait at the checkpoint to be one of the first to begin the hike when they open the doors at 5:30.m. We will hike to the Puerta del Sol (Sun Gate) for two hours, from here we have spectacular views of the mountains and Machu Picchu in all its glory. Then it is only one hour’s walk down to get to the Lost City of the Incas, as we get closer, the views of the city will become more impressive.

At approximately 7:40 AM, we arrive at the final control point and enter Machu Picchu to begin our guided tour of 2 hours. After the tour, you will receive the bus tickets down to Aguas Calientes and you will have plenty of free time to explore on your own the rest of Machupicchu or climb one of the nearby mountains of Machu Pichu or Huaynapicchu if you booked. Your guide will offer to meet with you in the village of Aguas Calientes to enjoy the last lunch in a local restaurant. This is optional and not included. During lunch, he will hand out the train tickets.

Be sure to be at the train station with at least 30 minutes in advance of the departure time. This train is 2 hours to Ollantaytambo, where a driver will meet you and take you back to the city on our bus, then we will leave you at your hotel.

What is included?

Here is What is Included in the price.

  • Pre departure briefing.Pre departure briefing you will have a meet with your guide and group in our office a day before at 6pm.
  • Tour Leader or GuideYou’ll have an experienced trip leader with you for the entire journey.
  • Accommodations We include 3 nights of camping, two per room or tent.
    For single room is an extra fee.
  • Entrance FeesIt is included in the entrance to the Inca Trail, to the places to visit in the itinerary, as well as to the archaeological park of Machu Picchu.
  • All Private TransportationTransportation from Cusco to Km 82 on day 1, On Day 4 From Machu Picchu to Aguas Calientes and, from Ollantaytambo to Cusco on day 3.
  • Vista Done Train Service We include the one panoramic train, Vistadone with service and show on board, so you can appreciate the beautiful scenery during the ride.
  • Meals of our ChefAre included since the breakfast of the day 1, until the lunch of the last day. Also we include a snack per day and boiled, filtered and cooled water for your bottles. Those are prepared by our mountain chef.
  • Medical KitAll our team were trained in first aid, all our guides carry a kit to face emergencies as well an oxygen tank.
  • Trekking Equipment.During the trek we will transport 8 kg of your belongings for that will provide you a duffle bag, also a rain poncho, plus a backpack cover.
  • Campin EquipmentWe use the best possible equipment for mountain activities for your comfort and safety. Tents for up to 4 people, we use only for 2 people, as well as spacious dining tents.
  • Tour support team.We include staff that will make your trip unforgettable, such as the guide, cook, cook's assistant, porters and muleteers.

What is not included?

  • Single Roomif you require a single room has an extra cost.
  • Gratuities for the team.Tipping is a common tradition on any kind of tour, normally the group participants collect their tips to hand out to the muleteers, chefs and guides. Although we pay a good salary to all our team, always an extra is welcome for them.
  • Meals not mentioned.The dinner of the last day.
  • Trekking poles.

    Walking sticks with rubber tips are highly recommended to make easy your hilke. If you dont have, dont worry, we can rent them US$ 15.

  • Sleeping Bagfor this tour it is necessary to bring your -15°C sleeping bag, if you don't have them we can rent them for you US$ 20.
  • Travel insurance: It is not mandatory, but it is recommended that you purchase one to protect yourself financially from any lost excursions.

Pricing & Departure Dates

The Classic Inca Trail 4 Days can leave on any day of the week, from March to January. we dont leave on february because rain a lot.

The departured are 100% guaranted, because we operate since two travelers.

Land Cost

Group Service Price: $ 690.00  US$ 640 per person.

Required Deposit:  To book, you need to make a pre payment of US$ 200.00 per person by PayPal.

Please after deposit send us to booking@doadventuresperu.com the transfer number. Only with this we will be able to confirm your pre payment and reservation of the trek.

Balance: it is US$ 440.00, the remaining balance can be paid online by Paypal in advance, or in Cusco at briefing with cash (recommend) .

Notice: If your are going to pay the balance with credit or debit car is a charges 5%. that have to be covered by the clients, this tax is jus for the remaining balance, or can be pay in Cusco with cash without tax before estar the tour.

!If you wish you can book this tour in private service only for your group, for that contact us.!

 

Additional Itens

Here are some intens that you can include in this tour if you don’t have them, here are the rental prices.

  • Trekking Poles: US $ 15
  • Sleeping Bag: US $ 20
  • Inflatable mattresses: US $ 25

Extras & Upgrades

These Mountains can be visited after finishing the guided tour of the Inca citadel of Machu Picchu.

  • Huayna Picchu Mountain: US $ 50 this is the famous mountain behind the archaeological site of Machu Picchu. it takes 50 minutes up, and another 40 to back, you can climb this mountain once finished the guided tour of Machu Picchu. The entry to this mountain has an extra cost, and need to be book in advance.
  • Machu Picchu Mountain: US $ 50This is the other mountain who surrounds the archaeological site of Machu Picchu, it is less popular than Huayna Picchu and takes 1.5 hour up.  Also requires an extra entry that cost .

Extensions on Offer

These extensions you can include to your tour, each one needs an additional day.

  • Archaeological City Tour: US$ 30.00 US$ 20.00
  • Sacred Valley Tour: US$ 60.00 US$ 45.00
  • Rainbow Mountain: US$ 100.00 US$ 70.00
  • Humantay Lake: US$ 100.00 US$ 70.00

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