Trail 9 Days / 8 Nights
miles of the Inca Trail and explore one of the Incas'
greatest legacies: the "Lost City" of Machu Picchu,
nestled high in the mountains of the Andes. This tour
also includes visits to Cuzco, once the capital of the
Inca Empire, tour of Sacred Valley's towns of Pisac and
Ollantaytambo. All tours depart weekly upon arrival in
Lima on a Friday.
Day 1 (Friday)
Lima where you will be transferred to your hotel. If
time permits, you might be able to arrange at the hotel
for a quick visit on your own to some of Lima’s cultural
2 (Saturday) - Sacred
Valley; Pisac & Ollantaytambo
breakfast in the hotel you will be transferred to the
airport for the flight to Cuzco (11,152 ft.). Upon
arriving in Cuzco you will visit the Sacred Valley
(9,350 ft.) and experience the rich colors of its
traditional towns and ruins. Through the scenic
countryside we will make our way to the town of Pisac.
Our day will come to a close at the town of
Ollantaytambo. Here, you will visit the site of the
beautiful rose-colored stone ruins where the Incans
fought against the Spaniards.
Day 3 (Sunday) -
Ollantaytambo - Wayllabamba
(9,679 ft.) - Hike #1
Depart early in the morning from the hotel to rendezvous
with our quechua porters. From Km. 82 (9,072 ft.), we
hike along the bank of the Vilcanota River and views of
the magnificent peaks of the Nevado Veronica (19,000 ft.).
The overnight camp is on a terrace at Wayllabamba (9679
ft.). This is a 9.9 mile hike (6 hours trek). Note: All
camp gear is carried by the porters. You only have to
carry a light backpack with personal essentials.
(B, L, D)
Day 4 (Monday) -
Wayllabamba - Pacaymayu (11,967 ft.) - Hike #2
through the magical Polylepis forest to high camp at
Pacaymayu (11,967 ft.). Today is one of the most
demanding days of the trip as we climb to higher
altitudes. The first pass at 13,750 ft., Warmiwañusca,
offers views east to the Huayanay peaks and west into
rugged Vilcabamba range. Camp at Pacaymayu after the
5.4 mile hike (6.5 hours).
(B, L, D)
5 (Tuesday) - Pacaymayu - Wiñayhuayna (8,695 ft.) - Hike
the second pass at 13,100 ft., and follow a fine Inca
highway to the restored town site of Sayaqmarka. The
Inca trail in this section is made up of white granite,
crossing through a thick mountainside forest. We will
visit the ruins of Phuyupatamarka (12,460 ft.), then
descend to Wiñayhuayna to our campsite. Estimated time
of 7 hours to cover 6.25 miles.
(B, L, D)
6 (Wednesday) - Wiñayhuayna - Machu Picchu (7,875 ft.) -
the morning, we will descend from mountain forests into
the high jungle habitat. Orchids and hummingbirds are
common along this spectacular section of the trail high
above the river. We arrive at the Gate of the Sun for
our first view of Machu Picchu (7,875 ft.). Then, we
stroll down the Royal Road and at last, enter the lost
city of the Incas; Machu Picchu. Overnight we will rest
at a local hostel in Aguas Calientes or "Hot Springs"
and enjoy the natural hot springs near the town.
- Machu Picchu
- Hike #5
early to Machu Picchu for a morning guided exploration.
There will be time left for you to climb Wayna Picchu or
revisit some of your favorite sites within the citadel
of Machu Picchu.. During the afternoon we will take the
train and bus back to your hotel in Cuzco.
Day 8 (Friday)
will explore Cuzco, called by some the “ Belly button of
the World.” In the morning you will enjoy a guided tour
of this beautiful city and nearby ruins. You will have
the afternoon free to shop and walk Cuzco's streets at
your own pace. ( B)
Day 9 (Saturday)
- Cuzco - Lima
morning you will be transferred to the airport for the
flight to Lima's international airport. (B)
note: Actual day-by-day itineraries may vary from those
shown, in order to take advantage of local sightseeing
Breakfast, L = Lunch and D = Dinner
land package price is for groups of 2 or more and
accommodations (double occupancy).
fees $195 apply for single occupancy.
indicated in the itinerary (B, L, D).
sightseeing as shown as part of an open group (private
of local professional guides.
services during the Inca Trail hike.
Picchu train ticket.
gratuities except to guides.
included: personal expenses such as beverages; lunch (unless
in the itinerary), dinner, laundry; travel insurance;
excess baggage fees; communication charges;
international or domestic airfares; airport departure
taxes, cost of obtaining passports or visas; gratuities
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