Active and Adventurous Circuit + Classic Inca Trail to Machu Picchu in 13 days


The expedition that we designed next, was made for those people who look for to know the wonders of the Peruvian south, the archaeological and cultural inheritance and centers of much concentration of energy power that our ancestors left. The adventures that will be able to enjoy in this circuit, the Classic Inca Trail to Machu Picchu that was of great importance for the inhabitants of the ande will be part.

The wonders of Peru that we designed, is the best alternative of excursion that are very known and required by the whole world, for which it is satisfactory and comforting for those who want to break schemes of the traditional thing, putting a little more of determination and effort to know this enigmatic culture surrounded by landscapes and sacred mountains.

Program:

DAY

DESTINATION

EXCURSION

01

Lima

Transfer in Lima

Afternoon city tour
02:00pm - 06:00pm

02

Lima and Arequipa

Transfer hotel Lima to the airport
flight Lima - Arequipa
transfer from Arequipa airport to the hotel

03

Arequipa
Colca first day

Colca excursion 1st day: visit to Chivay and la calera thermal baths
08:00am - 05:30pm

04

Arequipa
Colca second day

Colca tour 2nd day: visit to Yanque and the flight of the condors
06:00am - 07:00pm

05

Puno

Titicaca lake full day excursion
07:00am - 04:00pm

06

Puno - Cusco

Excursion Sun route
06:00am - 05:00pm

07

Cusco

City tour excursion
01:00pm - 07:00pm

08

Cusco

Full day Sacred Valley tour
08:00am - 07:00pm

09

Cusco
Inca Trail

Trekking km 82Piscacucho to Wayllabamba

10

Cusco
Inca Trail

Trekking "from Wayllabamba to Pacaymayu / Runkuraqay

11

Cusco
Inca Trail

Trekking “from Pacaymayu to Wiñayhuayna

12

Cusco
Inca Trail

trekking “Wiñayhuayna - tour guided in Inti Punku and Machupicchu

13

Cusco

Transfer out from Cusco hotel to the airport

Trip Observations:

Itinerary may change according to availability, weather and health status of hikers.
Good physical condition is required as the Inca Trail includes walks of up to 9 hours a day.
The train schedule may change according to the availability of the train company.
There are only 500 spaces per day on the Inca Trail (approximately 200 for passengers and 300 for porters, cooks and guides)

ITINERARY


Day 1: LIMA

Welcome, reception and transfer to the selected hotel

Overnight in Lima.

Day 2: LIMA - AREQUIPA

Breakfast at the hotel.

We will have the morning free to be able to rest, to walk a little for the center of the city and lunch.

Arequipeña (optional and additional tour)
At 02:00pm after a traditional lunch on your own, you will be picked up to start the tour. We will go to the district of Cayma visiting there the Carmen Alto Lookout where you can appreciate the beautiful valley of Arequipa, the Chili River and the three volcanoes that surround the White City.

Then we go to the District of Yanahuara to visit the viewpoint of the same name, built in ashlar as well as its church of mixed baroque style. Continuing with our tour we will pass by the Iron Bridge (Designed by Gustavo Eiffel), to go to the Sachaca viewpoint on which is the highest in the whole city from where you can see all the Arequipa countryside.
Then we will visit the Founder's Mansion which is a large house where the son of the founder of the city of Arequipa which was also taken by the Chileans in the war as a headquarters.

Then we go to the town of Sabandia here we can appreciate the hydraulic mill of Sabandia, used to grind the grain, this mill is from the colonial era, ending the tour
We will pass through the district of Paucarpata to observe its terraces and pre-Inca terraces. Then we will visit the Plaza de Armas where the day's excursion ends.

Overnight at hotel of your choice in Arequipa.

Day 3: AREQUIPA - CHIVAY (THERMAL BATHS OF LA CALERA AND CHIVAY)

Breakfast at the hotel.

08:00am - 08:30am

At the previously scheduled time, we will leave for Chivay. Where we will begin the tour of the on the way to Yura, where we will admire the natural and cultural landscape of the area. We will border the majestic Chachani volcano and continue through the Salinas and Aguada Blanca National Reserve until arrive at Pampa Cañahuas, where the guide will explain about the flora and fauna of the area, we will we will appreciate the natural habitat of the South American camelids within them LA VICUÑA.

We will continue with the tour until we arrive at a small stop in Patahuasi (house at the top) to drink the hot coca tea, very much for the altitude where we will be. We will continue the journey to the bofedales where different species of birds live both migratory to the area according to season,

We will continue our journey until we reach Patapampa, the highest point of the trip located at 4900 m.a.s.l approx. which I also know how with the Mirador de los Andes, here you can see different volcanoes like Misti, HualcaHualca, Sabancaya, Ampato, Ubinas and Chachani.

At midday we will be arriving at the town of Chivay where we will have lunch and stop at followed by a transfer to the hotel, you will have some time to rest and then meet up and visit the thermal baths of La Calera. These open-air baths have thermal water where you can enjoy a very relaxing moment, after the bus tour of the tomorrow.

After a prudent hour, we will return to the hotel so that we can rest and spend the night in the town of Chivay.

Overnight in Chivay

Day 4: COLCA CANYON - PUNO

Breakfast at the hotel.

06:00 am. Approx. we will get up early to take advantage of the breakfast at the hotel and then we will take our vehicle to go visit the Cruz del Condor. In this place, we will be able to walk and visit the viewpoint where you can see some condors in flight.

In addition, we will make stops at some villages like Yanque and Maca, where we will have access to the local squares and some crafts. After this, we will return to Chivay for lunch and then continue our trip to Puno with a tourist bus, which goes on small excursions along the route to to get to Puno.

11:30 am approx. Arrival in Chivay.

11:45 am approx. Lunch

01:30 pm approx. We will take the bus to Puno. During the trip, the bus makes small excursions along the route, where we will be able to appreciate a little more of the fauna and flora on the way to Lake Titicaca.

Upon arrival in Puno, we will be assisted and will be transferred to the hotel.

Overnight in Puno

Day 5: PUNO: FULL DAY TO TITICACA LAKE (UROS & TAQUILLE ISLANDS)

Breakfast at the hotel.

In the morning, we will pick you up from your hotel to go on a transport to the pier or port main. Around 7:00 am, we start the departure towards the floating islands of the Uros, currently considered the Lake Titicaca National Reserve. Also known as the lake the highest navigable area in the world. During the trip, you will be able to observe a beautiful panoramic view, landscape.

Our specialized guide will tell you about the existence of the floating islands of the Uros.

Today the people of the Uros still maintain their own culture and tradition, as well as fishing especially the (CARACHI) and the silverside. When fishing is abundant, they preserve the fish drying them in the sun. They also hunt wild birds and collect eggs from duck. There are 75 islands living today, and each organized, after a long and
Nice visit, you will be saying goodbye to the Uros. Our next visit will be the natural island of Taquile.

Natural island of Taquile - To get to our next visit, we will sail by boat for 2 and a half hours, to the natural island of Taquile, during the navigation you will be able to observe the mountain chain (the Cordillera Real), not only that, the people of Taquile are very collaborative and well organized. This is the reason why the Taquileños have demonstrated their high level of progress in the textile industry, receiving their award for UNESCO. It should be noted that spinning and weaving are mainly done by men, starting at the age of eight and women make exclusively from yarn and fabric.

The visit will take an average of 2 hours, and 1 hour will have to taste a delicious typical lunch, if you really want to be part of this community, you can volunteer to help by buying some of his crafts. So that this community has, some means of sustainability, so that they can continue to show their existence to future travellers. Finally, our guide will inform you of the time of return, arriving at 17:00 pm. in the city of Puno.

We will spend the night at selected hotel in Puno.

Day 6: PUNO - CUSCO

Breakfast at hotel.

06:15am we will be picked up from hotel and will be transferred to the bus at the Puno bus terminal, to start our excursion to Cusco.

The trip to Cusco lasts approximately 10 hours; we will have 4 excursions and guided tours to the most interesting places in the southern highlands visiting the temple of Andahuaylillas or Sistine Chapel of America, the Inka temple of Raqchi, the Raya at 4335 meters above sea level and the Inka Aymara Museum in Pukara. Each visit lasts from 20 to 40 minutes, where they can ask questions, take pictures and explore the attractions of the place, making this experience an unforgettable one.

We will be arriving in Cusco at 4:30 pm being picked up and transferred to the hotel where we will spend the night, where the passenger will be able to do questions, take pictures and explore the attraction at your own discretion, making this an unforgettable experience.

Overnight in Cusco

Day 7: CUSCO: CITY TOUR + 4 NEARBY RUINS

Breakfast at hotel.

Free morning to acclimatize or do some shopping.

City tour in Cusco
Our transfer will visit you at your hotel to take you to the starting point of your tour, between 13:00 hrs and 13:30 hrs. The tour starts at the Cathedral of Cusco, decorated with fine carved woodwork and impressive altars and beautiful paintings, made by the hands of local artists from the Cusco School, who keep hidden elements of indigenous thought.

Then, we will take a short walk through the streets of the historical center towards the Qoricancha or Temple of the Sun considered an indigenous religious sanctuary. Where we will appreciate the fine work of lithic technology made by the Incas, with the highest level of cutting in hard stone without being able to insert a sheet of paper and that in spite of the earthquakes remain stable to date.

After the visit to the Qoricancha we will board the bus that will take us to Sacsayhuaman located 3km. from the city of Cusco, Sacsayhuaman offers us a panoramic view of the city of Cusco, Sacsayhuaman was built with large blocks of limestone weighing from 25 to 130 tons. It is integrated by three terraces superimposed in a serpentine form (zigzag).
We will also arrive at Qenqo, which means labyrinth, is located one kilometer from Sacsayhuaman, establishes a construction based on limestone that shows stone sculpture in 500 mts2 accompanied by structures that according to historians served for the study of astronomy, religion and embalming and / or mummification.

Then we will know Puca Pucara: coming from two Quechua words that mean Puca (red) Pucara (fortress) "red fortress", strategic place for control and surveillance of access and exit of the Imperial city of Cusco, which was used as a territorial border to divide the regions and establish the regimes of displacement.

Finally, we will visit Tambomachay: a resting place, located 9 km from the city of Cusco, better known as the Baths of the Inca because of the water sources, or also known as the waters of eternal youth because of the constant flow of its waters, which offers us part of the Inca trail that goes from Cusco to Machupicchu. This city tour in the city of Cusco ends at 6:30 pm approximately near the Plaza de Armas.

Overnight at hotel of your choice in Cusco.

Day 8: CUSCO: SACRED VALLEY

Breakfast the hotel.

08:00 am - Pick up time.

After a delicious breakfast at your hotel, you will be picked up by our, to begin the day's excursion to the Sacred Valley of the Incas, located on the bank of the Vilcanota River. We will have the opportunity to appreciate the Inca citadel of Pisac, where platforms and architectural structures located on the slopes dominate the landscape of that place and at the top of the mountain, back to the traditional village of Pisac, we will visit the traditional Indian market, where we can appreciate closely the ancestral customs of its inhabitants.

We will continue to the village of Urubamba where we will have a delicious lunch in one of the traditional restaurants located in the Sacred Valley of the Incas. After a delicious lunch, we will visit the Fortress and citadel of Ollantaytambo, established to guard the entrance to this part of the valley and to safeguard it from invasions coming from the eastern jungle.

After appreciating such an impressive place of return to Cusco we will appreciate the traditional town of Chinchero, where the remains of the royal hacienda of Tupac Inca Yupanqui. We will appreciate its very well preserved Inca walls in the main square and also appreciate the beautiful temple with interesting frescoes in the portico, built on the foundations of an Inca construction, this town is a beautiful example of the mestizo and colonial style and at the appointed time we will return to Cusco.

Overnight in Cusco.

Day 9: TREKKING KM 82
  • Meals: Lunch, snacks and dinner.
  • Accommodation: Camping facilities.
  • Distance: 11kms / 6.8 mls (6 hours more or less of walking)
  • Difficulty: Easy / moderate.
  • Walking time: Approximately 6 hours (including picnic lunch on the route)
  • Hiking and terrain: Hiking on open and steep trails.

Breakfast at the hotel, at a coordinated time you will be picked up from the hotel to be transferred by ITEP transport from Cusco through the Sacred Valley of the Incas, finally we will arrive at Km 82 "Entrance to the Inca Trail".

Trekking Km 82 "Piscacucho to Wayllabamba
We will pick you up from your hotel at 5:00 am. We will join you at the departure point, Plaza Regocijo, at 5:30 am to board our private bus. Be sure to bring your original passport or document that you booked with our trip from Cusco to Km 82 (Piscacucho) will take about 3 hours.

The trip has many beautiful views of the Sacred Valley, the Urubamba River, Andean villages, and the Inca town of Ollantaytambo. On this stretch, we will stop to stretch our legs, use the bathroom, and enjoy a small breakfast, before continuing to Piscacucho, where the start of our excursion is... the Inca Trail. We will meet our camping team of cooks, porters and helpers who will carry the necessary camping equipment (two-person tents, dining and kitchen tents, as well as kitchens, utensils and fresh food for the 4 days on the mountain.

Those who request it will have porters to carry their belongings during our excursion (35-mile - 43 km). Arriving at Km 82, with your passports in hand, we will go through the official Inca Trail checkpoint, cross the suspension bridge on foot across the Urubamba River, and begin our hike with a gentle climb. This easy trail passes through a forest of cactus and native bushes. At Miskay, we take the trail to the left, gradually ascending towards Willkaraccay, well above the mouth of the Cusichaca River and through the Inca village of Llactapata (Pueblo de Terrazas).

Our vantage point will be from a flat cliff above this site, which was built as a fortress because it protects the entrance to the Cusichaca Valley. The terrace system was used during Inca times for the cultivation of corn, quinoa and other cereals, prestigious crops in dry highlands needed for irrigation. After a short break, we continue for another 15 minutes to have lunch at our site in Tayaroc.

From here, the trail is adorned with native flowers, lichens and bromeliads, growing on rocks along the left side, majestic views of the mountains and the two valleys. Walking times are always approximate, depending on weather conditions, the ability of the group and other factors. After lunch, 3-4 hours more, we will arrive at the small town of Wayllabamba. You will be rewarded upon arrival at the camp with a hot drink, the popular -Te Macho and then a delicious dinner will be served. The guides will present the plans for the next day.

Day 10: TREKKING
  • Meals: Breakfast, lunch and dinner.
  • Accommodation: Camping facilities.
  • Distance: 16kms / 10mls (9 hours or so of walking time)
  • Difficulty: Moderate.

After a hearty breakfast, around 8:00 am, we will start our hike towards the Ayapata Valley. It will take you 1 hour to reach this sector known for its high Andean valley microclimate, followed by a gradual climb through the woods and bushes and along a stream (3,300 m/10,824 ft). Today is the day when we will have our biggest challenge which is to reach the summit, the main pass is at 4,200 meters above sea level, (13,776 ft) but we will have plenty of time to enjoy and delight in this extraordinary landscape. It will be hard because you will climb 1,200 meters in elevation, done in two stages.

We will be rewarded with spectacular views as we climb the mountain, part of which includes an ancient Inca staircase made of stone and surrounded by impressive snow-capped peaks (Huayanay Mountain is behind us, as if watching our steps). You will then make a 2-3 hour hike with several stops to catch your breath and reach our place for lunch in the Llulluchapampa Valley with spectacular views all the way. We will ascend steeply uphill through the Corralpunku Valley to the Llulluchayoc Zone, where you can see some species of birds.

With luck, we will see small hummingbirds, falcons, buzzards, eagles, and suddenly we could see the king of the heights, the Condor, highly respected and revered in the Andean villages. Soon we will enter a beautiful cloud forest, or the Polylepis Forest (with small Qeuñas and Chachacomos trees) and the treeless grassland of the Puna region, inhabited by deer -tarucas and pumas. From here, you will be able to see the highest peak in front of you, which is called the Warmiwañusca Pass (Dead Woman's Pass). In Llulluchapampa, our field team will be waiting for you with a delicious lunch of Peruvian cuisine.

After lunch, there is time to rest and maybe take a short nap. Then we will continue our hike for 2-3 hours more, for a 600-meter ascent of this mountain, Warmiwañusca Mt. located at 4,200 meters/13,776 feet above sea level. Here you may discover that you have some special feelings at the top like suddenly the sanctity of this point or maybe you have problems to cope with the lack of oxygen in your brain. The path climbs long stairs, some of which are re-laid to protect the mountain from erosion. They can walk at their own pace, stopping to catch their breath whenever they want.

This last stretch is hard before reaching the Warmiwañusca Pass...they are there! When our entire group reaches the summit, we will all take a short break before starting our descent into the Pacaymayo Valley for approximately 2-3 hours all the way down to our campsite for the night. This site has an incredible view over the valley, a waterfall on the left side and snow covered peaks. Little by little, we will notice that our energy returns as we continue along this softer segment of the trail. We will find our campsite ready for a well-deserved rest, then time for a rum tea, and a delicious and healthy buffet dinner. Feel free to walk at your own pace. The campsite is popular with other hiking groups and although the facilities are good, with two toilet modules, unfortunately there are no showers but there are buckets of hot water provided by our staff so you can wash up a bit. Have a good rest.

Day 11: TREKKING
  • Meals: Breakfast, lunch and dinner.
  • Accommodation: Camping facilities and cold-water showers.
  • Distance: 10kms / 6.2mls (5 hours or so of walking)
  • Difficulty: Moderate

After a hearty breakfast, around 7:00 am, the trail climbs very steeply from the Pacaymayo camp on a well-preserved cobblestone road. Here the Inca Trail takes 1 hour to reach the ruins of Runcuracay, a circular structure with rectangular out buildings located at the end of the valley, an old Inca Tambo, it is here that the chaskis rested and stocked up on food and other materials. Here there is a guard post, a lookout point, and a ritual building, its buildings facing east.

From this site, you have a better view when you continue the stairway to the left bank. The second pass (3,950 m/12,956 ft), also known as the Abra de Runcuracay, is about an hour away, and beyond it, there are a series of false summits, and above them a series of steep stairs. Just before reaching the real pass, the trail winds between two small lagoons where Andean gulls occasionally gather.

The second pass is a wide platform, which has exceptional views, and with clear weather, you can look back at Warmiwañusca and have an amazing view of the snowy peaks and the road you have traveled. Forward to the 6,000 meter high mountain - Pumasillo (La Garra de la Puma) massif. From here, most of the road is downhill. After descending through a small tunnel, the trail begins with a series of tight zigzags, descending rapidly until it reaches a small lookout point above the promontory. Beyond, the descent is more gradual and the path winds and coils across the slopes. To the right of this pass is a long lake covered with seaweed, and in front of you, the imposing Inca town of Sayacmarca is visible.

You are now in time to explore and learn interesting things from the explanations of your guides. After these talks, we will continue to descend and the trail will take us to Chakicocha (3,400 m/11,000 ft), where we have a quiet camp where we can rest and have lunch. There are toilets here. From here, after lunch the excursion becomes breathtakingly beautiful as we pass the ruins of Phuyupatamarca, and then descend to Wiñaywayna and Intipata, to enjoy spectacular views of the Aobamba Valley. This extension of the trail is made of well-kept paved granite stone, still in good condition even after many centuries. Your lungs will appreciate the fact that today's hike is much lower than the one above, and is significantly shorter than yesterday's hike. To reach Phuyupatamarca (El Pueblo de las Nubes), we pass through the first of two short natural tunnels in the mountains.

After visiting this site, we descend about 2,000 cobblestone steps to the Wiñaywayna citadel. If you did not have knee problems until now, you will suddenly have problems after this descent. If you have knee injuries, we recommend that you hire a carrier to carry your things from the beginning. Use trekking poles to help your legs. Then there is an additional short hike to the Intipata complex, another important Inca site that has agricultural terraces, before arriving at our campsite for the night.

At about 5 pm, we will arrive at our campsite in Wiñaywayna (2,700 m/8,856 ft). We will set up our things in the tents, and before it gets dark, we will hike for another 20 minutes to enjoy the wonderful views and take a tour of the site. This Inca complex is the largest and most preserved of the other Inca sites on the Inca Trail. There are also many hikers in this camp, preparing for the final excursion to Machu Picchu early tomorrow morning.

Therefore, we recommend that you take extra care of your personal belongings here. Keep an eye on your backpacks and do not leave anything outside your tent at night. Now it is time for tea and a buffet dinner. Please note that the hostel here that has been in existence for decades is closed. Here you will only find cold showers, no drinks and basic toilets.

 

Day 12: REKKING
  • Meals: Breakfast
  • Distance: 8.9kms / 5.5mls "By bus in 25 minutes”
  • Difficulty: Easy

We will wake up very early around 4:00 am to go to Inti Punku (The Sun Gate), which overlooks Machupicchu so that we can appreciate the first rays of sunshine over this Inca Sanctuary.

This last walk will take 1-2 hours, and with extensions further up during the last part of our excursion. You will be walking in the dark for an hour, so we recommend that you take a head torch. Please follow your guide's instructions and watch where you walk. From Inti Punku (the Sun Gate), an easy 50 minute descent to the citadel itself, the first steps take us to the upper southern sector of Machupicchu (the Guardian's houses).

The trail ends at a series of terraces, which present the classic views of the entire citadel. After enjoying these panoramic views, we have to walk down to the entrance of Machu Picchu to check in. A few minutes later, we will continue to explore this magical site, with explanations from the expert guides. The formal tour will end at midday and then we will have a few hours to explore more independently if you wish, or you can rest under a tree in the area of the central plaza.

Additional Options: If your legs, lungs and energy are still holding out after our four-day tour, it is possible to climb the Huaynapicchu Mountain. However, special permits are required and are issued in limited quantities. So if you are interested in climbing the Huaynapicchu, please book and pay in advance for this ticket and apply for the second shift at 11:00 am.

There are also options to do an excursion to the Inca Bridge and other trails around Machupicchu. In the early afternoon, we will board a bus to the town of Aguas Calientes, where we will join our group for the final lunch that will be provided at the "Los Viajeros" Hostel. You can also take a shower and/or explore the town, shortly before taking the train back to Cusco. (9pm arrival time in Cusco, Plaza Regocijo, end of our tour).

Return to Cusco: You will descend to Aguas Calientes or Machupicchu town and then board the Expedition train to Ollantaytambo train station. "The train departure time may vary depending on the schedule and availability of the train". At the Ollantaytambo train station, you will meet our transport and be transferred to your hotel in Cusco.

Breakfast at the hotel

At the appropriate hour, transfer out.

Flight Cusco - Lima (not included and optional)

 


MORE INFORMATION


LIMA

  • Transfer in/out airport - hotel - airport
  • 01 night accommodation in Lima with breakfast

AREQUIPA

  • Transfer from the airport to the hotel
  • 01 night accommodation in Arequipa with breakfast
  • 01 night accommodation in Chivay with breakfast
  • Colca Canyon Tour 2D/1N with Lunch and Dinner in Chivay the first day and only lunch the second day.
  • Tourist bus Chivay - Puno via 4M

PUNO

  • Transfer in/out from the bus station - Hotel - bus station
  • 02 night accommodation in Puno with breakfast
  • Full Day Titicaca Lake Excursion + Local Tourist Lunch
  • Excursion of the Route of the Sun Puno - Cusco + Buffet Lunch

CUSCO

  • Transfer in/out bus station - hotel - airport
  • 04 nights accommodation in Cusco with breakfast
  • Excursion City Tour Traditional Cusco with income and guided tour to Qoricancha, Sacsayhuaman, Qenqo, Tambomachay and Pukapukara.
  • Full Day Sacred Valley + Buffet Lunch. Entrance fee and guided visit to Pisaq, Ollantaytambo and Chinchero.
  • Pre-departure information: You will meet your guide and royalty group of the Inca Trail in our office to get an orientation before your hike. At this time, we will provide you with the canvas bags that will be carried by our Porters. The meeting will be at 6:00 PM the afternoon before the trek begins. In case you cannot come at this time, please "let us know" to arrange another time.
  • Tourist Transportation: We will pick you up from your hotel in Cusco in the morning and you will travel by private transportation to Piscacucho, the starting point of the Royal Inca Trail to Machupicchu.
  • Experienced Tourist Guide on the Royal Inca Trail: Professionally educated and official English-speaking tourist guide with tourist certification. All grew up in this region and have a true passion for teaching others about their heritage. Your guide will explain the culture and surroundings along the entire route, including leading your group in ancient ceremonies! He or she will keep you safe, healthy and comfortable on your hike so you can enjoy your time along the Inca Trail and make sure you are safe and happy.
  • Experienced Machupicchu cultural tour guide: Speaks English, professional, with tourist certification. To visit the sacred city of Machupicchu.
  • Private campsites: Each camp is carefully chosen to have a very personalized experience
    • Night 1: Enjoy the first night in Wayllabamba and sleep in our 4 season Pro Aconcagua Doite tents. All our tents are for 4 people, but ONLY 2 sleep, leaving plenty of room to spread out comfortably and store your canvas bags. They also include a small lobby at the front, which gives you extra space outdoors to leave your boots and poles so you do not have to bring in dirt.
    • Night 2: Enjoy the second night in Pacaymayu on the Royal Inca Trail and sleep in our 4 season Pro Aconcagua Doite tents. All our tents are for 4 people, but ONLY 2 sleep, leaving plenty of room to spread out comfortably and store your canvas bags. They also include a small lobby at the front, which gives you extra space outdoors to leave your boots and poles so you do not have to bring in dirt.
    • Night 3: Enjoy the third night in Wiñay Huayna on the Royal Inca Trail and sleep in our 4 season Pro Aconcagua Doite tents. All our tents are for 4 people, but ONLY 2 sleep, leaving plenty of room to spread out comfortably and store your canvas bags. They also include a small lobby at the front, which gives you extra space outdoors to leave your boots and poles so you do not have to bring in dirt.
  • Note: It is not usual for accommodations or hotels to change after confirmation; however, it may vary according to government regulations and authorizations due to bad weather conditions and perhaps the physical condition of our visitors: Any changes and ITEP will be informing you in advance and as soon as possible.
  • Camping equipment: Dining and kitchen tents, tables, chairs and cooking equipment (all carried by our porters and horses).
  • Entrance ticket to the Inca Trail
  • Entrance ticket to the Inca site of Machu Picchu
  • One canvas bag: You can keep your personal luggage; this bag will be carried by the passengers themselves. The porters can take your equipment but it will be an additional cost.
  • Professional trekking chef: A professional chef specialized in cooking on the way, with an assistant, will prepare all your delicious meals along our trip on the way to replenish your energy every day. You will never go hungry!
  • Meals: 3 breakfasts, 3 lunches, 3 dinners (vegetarian, vegan or special menus available at no extra cost) Please note (first breakfast and last lunch not included)
  • Boiled water: from your first lunch to your last breakfast, Inka Trail Expeditions will supply all the necessary water. This water will be boiled, filtered and then cooled, before being distributed. You must supply your own water bottles. We recommend that you bring about 3L.
  • Waking up with tea: Every morning at camp, you will wake up with a cup of coke tea! Our staff will bring the tea to your tent to warm it up before the day starts.
  • Teatime every day during the walk: Every afternoon before dinner, the cooks will serve you popcorn, cookies, coffee, hot chocolate, tea, hot water, etc. After a long day of walking, you will not have to wait until dinner to relax, and enjoy a bite to eat!
  • Hygiene products: You will be provided with a small towel before each meal to wash your hands and every morning there will be a bucket with warm water to wash up.
  • Medical kit and oxygen bottle: Our team will bring a first aid kit, which includes an emergency oxygen bottle.
  • Bus Consettur to Machupicchu - Aguas Calientes
  • Train tickets: From Machupicchu village station to Ollantaytambo train station (departure time is confirmed on the day of the meeting and is subject to availability) and Vistadome train on return for 4 and 5 star category.
  • Transfer back to Cusco: Private tourist transport from Ollantaytambo train station to your hotel in Cusco (Day 4)
  • 24-hour guest service: We have a 24-hour telephone service available to facilitate communication and preparation with the agency leading to your trip.
  • International and national air tickets
  • Food not mentioned in Lima and Cusco
  • Sleeping bags: You can rent one from our company if you do not have your own. Our sleeping bags are effective and durable to protect from temperatures as low as -18°C (0°F). They are shaped like mummies and include a sleeping pad. The bags are cleaned after each use.
  • Walking sticks: You can rent a set from our company if you wish.
  • Day 1: Breakfast on the Inca Trail: Approximately USD 5.00 to USD 10.00, the price may vary according to your selection.
  • Last day on the Inca Trail: Lunch and dinner in Aguas Calientes. Approximately USD 20.00 to USD 25.00, the price may vary according to your selection.
  • Personal clothing and equipment
  • Travel Insurance
  • Tips for assistance staff: Please note that our agency staff is well paid, so please feel free to tip or not as you wish "Recommendation USD 6 to USD 8 per day per traveler for all trekking staff"- Again this is optional and may vary according to your satisfaction.
  • Additional costs or delays out of management control (landscape, bad weather conditions, modification of the itinerary for security reasons, illness, change of government policy, political instability/strike, etc.).

Extras

  • Canes (USD 15 for a pair of canes).
  • Extra porter for personal items (USD 80 for 7 Kilos - max. 7 Kilos).
  • Upgrade to the Vistadome train (USD 50).
  • Entrance ticket to Huayna Picchu or Sacred Mountain of Machupicchu (USD 75) - There is a limited space in Huayna Picchu (400 people per day), so it is a good idea to book in advance.
  • Original passport
  • Sleeping bag (not included, but can be rented at our offices)
  • Walking boots
  • Waterproof jacket / rain poncho
  • Wool warm-up jacket, hat and gloves
  • T-shirts or polo shirts
  • Comfortable pants
  • Sun hat
  • Sunglasses
  • Sun protection cream (factor 35 recommended)
  • Reusable plastic bottle or metal water container or camel bags.
  • Water (only for the first 4 hours of walking, then we will give you the previously boiled water
  • Insect repellent
  • Toiletries
  • Personal medication
  • Camera and films
  • Flashlight with spare batteries (headlights are useful)

Something else:

  • Shorts
  • Cane (with rubber tip)
  • Bandages
  • Sandals
  • Extra money
  • Bathing suit (for the hot springs in Aguas Calientes)

For availability of spaces for this service, please contact us info@salcantay.org and we`ll send you detailed information, prices, terms and conditions.

Please keep in mind that significant price reductions are available for groups. All our tours are fully guaranteed, departure every day. Contact us for more information for the tour that you are choosing, or to begin customizing your own itinerary. recommendations:

"ITEP TRAVEL is a tour operator travel agency in Peru and the city of Cusco, We really know what we do and offer, We are well managed, with several offices in Peru and a long list of travel destinations , offering all travel alternatives in Perú, from family trips, honeymoon trips and luxury travel, including adventure tours and exploring trips to the jungle, for almost any budget

NOTE: ITEP TRAVEL, specializes in organizing the ideal travel plan to Peru, with hotels and destinations that you choose, because we have all confidential and promotional rates. For guidance on how to organize your custom package. Please write us.


RESERVATIONS

If you want to make a reservation, please fill out our Passenger Details Form.

*** Each reservation requires a USD $ 200.00 deposit as a down payment per person + 10% transfer tax (Total USD $ 220.00). The final balance can be paid at our Local office in cash during your briefing a day or two before your trip.

Once the deposit will be confirmed we will send you your contract voucher.


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*** USD $ 200.00 is not the price of the Trek, is only a down payment.

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  • Oct 16, 2016: “Good fun, good trip!!!”
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  • Aug 5, 2016: “Above and beyond!”
  • Jun 29, 2016: “An Unforgettable Adventure!”
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