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Classic Inca Trail & Vinicunca 7 Days

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  • All-Inclusive (comfortable sleeping bags, foam roll Therm-A-Rest mattresses, hiking poles, etc.).
  • Highly experienced English speaking Tour Guides.
  • Mundo Mapi professional local staff such as Guides, Guide Assistants, Cooks, and Porters receive decent wages, unlike the staff of other tour companies!
  • High hygienic standards are very important to us, especially now, in the post-Covid time.

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Tour Details

The 4 Day Inca Trail to Machu Picchu is the most famous and popular Machu Picchu hike and even one of the most famous treks in the world. But do you know why? As you can explore many hidden archaeological Inca sites along the way as well as travel completely in touch with Mother Earth (“Pachamama” in the Quechua native language) revealing you its snowy peaks, rivers and amazing diversity of flora and fauna all around. 

Duration

4 Days and 3 Nights

Departure Point

We pick you up from your hotel

What to Expect

The Machu Picchu 4 day hike will reward you with an impressive combination of the ruins, mountainous landscapes, and the cloud forests of the subtropical area near Machu Picchu. As we at Mundo Mapi organize our own hiking Inca Trail tours, we can guarantee the fair treatment of our porters guarantee the fair treatment of our porters and the quality of food and equipment we use, so you can simply only enjoy the beauty of the ancient track.

  • The 4 Day Inca Trail tour is listed in the TOP 5 best treks in the world by multiple magazines worldwide.
  • Discovery of the Inca monuments inaccessible by road.
  • Observation of natural bridges, snowcapped mountains, waterfalls, wildlife, and the cloud forest.
  • Inca Trail Tours 2021 is ideal for adventure seekers, couples, friends, nature lovers, and intrepid people.
  • Guided tour of Machu Picchu.
  • Biosafety during the Inca Trail and Machu Picchu to protect people and animals against disease or harmful biological agents.
  • Exploration of the mystical Machu Picchu.
Itinerary

Day 1:Cusco - Km 82 - Ayapata

We will start the Inca Trail 4 day hike by picking you up at your hotel at 05:30 AM to drive from Cusco to Ollantaytambo and then to Km 82. Here, we will have to register to enter the Classic Inca Trail path and will meet all the staff members that will do the trek with us. From Km 82 we will take a gentle hike for 2 hours until we arrive to our first Inca site: Willca Raccay and the enormous Patallacta, which is an ancient Inca checkpoint for the approach to Machu Picchu. From Patallacta it’s another 2 hour hike to our lunch stop. After lunch we will hike for another 2½ hours until we reach the first night’s campsite at Ayapata (3,300 meters). On this last stretch we pass through 2 small communities. If you want to buy any energy drinks or snacks you can do so here, you can also buy any essential items such as batteries that you may have forgotten. We’ll arrive to our campsite by 5:00PM and after settling in for a bit you can relax and have a hot drink and snack with your team of porters, chef and guide. By 7:30PM your dinner will be ready, and afterwards you can get some well-deserved rest.

Day 2:Ayapata - Chaquicocha

During the morning, we will drink coca tea to help us acclimate further to the high altitude. Soon after, we will have a hearty breakfast prepared by our trail chef. With this energy, we will start our second day’s adventure! We will hike Inca Trail Tour for around 4 hours to the highest pass of the trek, Dead Woman’s Pass (4,215 meters/13,829 feet). On reaching the pass we’ll stop for a short break to enjoy the views before setting off again to descend to the next valley (Pacaymayu Valley – Hidden River). It’s another hour and a half down the side of the valley to our lunch spot. After lunch we begin ascending again to the second pass of the trek. It’s 2 hours to the pass and along the way we’ll stop at a small Inca site (Runcu Raccay) and see two huge waterfalls cascading down the opposite side of the valley. After the second pass, it’s another hour downhill hike to reach the magnificent Inca site, Sayacmarca (an otherwise inaccessible village).

We’ll stop here for a rest and have a quick tour of the site and then watch the sunset over the Vilcabamba mountain range. It’s then just another 20 minutes until we stop for the night at our second campsite Chaquicocha (3,600 meters/11,811 feet). After dinner, if you’re not too exhausted, we can do some star gazing and we’ll point out the fascinating Inca constellations. In the magnificent Southern Hemisphere sky, away from all the artificial lighting, this sky is something to behold!

Day 3:Chaquicocha - Winaywayna

Completing Day 2 and beginning Day 3 certainly deserves a pat on the back! We begin hiking the Inca Trail to Machu Picchu early again, waking up at 6:30am to begin what is commonly felt to be the most beautiful day of the whole Inca Trail to Machu Picchu Tour. We hike for 2 hours along and begin to enter the jungle, known as the Cloud Forest. Towards the end of the Inca flats we begin to make our way up to the last peak at Phuyupatamarka (3600 meters) from where we’ll have great views overlooking the Urubamba River. From Phuyupatamarka it´s a 3 hour walk down a flight of steps to our last campsite, close to Wiñay Wayna (Forever Young). Wiñay Wayna is the most spectacular Inca site on the Peru Inca Trail Tour after Machu Picchu and the most popular campsite because of its proximity to Machu Picchu.

Day 3:Winay Wayna - Machu Picchu - Cusco

Wake up time is at 3:30AM. We’ll eat breakfast at 4:00AM and wait at the checkpoint to be one of the first to start trekking when they open the gates at 5:30AM. We’ll wave goodbye to our team of porters and chef and then it’s “Forward On” to the Sun Gate (Inti Punku). We will wake up early after a refreshing night to enjoy the serenity in the soft morning light as hike 2 hours from Wiñay Wayna to the Sun Gate or “Inti Punku.” Here, the Inca Trail 4 day trek officially ends. From here we have spectacular views of the mountains and Machu Picchu in all its glory.

We will walk downhill for 1 hour and enter the hidden Royal Citadel of the Incas! Here we will have a 2-hour guided tour through this incredible ancient city to visit temples, terraces, palaces, priest’s houses, the sundial, the industrial sector, and the farming fields. Be amazed at the engineering ingenuity of the Incas which was so far ahead of their time and still partially a mystery today! Without having modern tools or even steel and iron to work with, the people who built this city were genius in organizing this community in a sustainable and beautiful way on the side of a mountain, even bringing water in canals through its streets for the people to use.

After this tour, you are free to explore by yourself. Another option is walking to see the Incan Bridge. You will be able to stay and enjoy this magical city for as long as you need before taking the bus down to the town of Aguas Calientes. Here if you have left time before the train, you will be able to have lunch, visit the hot springs, and walk around the town and the artisan market. At 16:22 hrs (subject to availability), we will take the train to Ollantaytambo. A private bus will pick up our group and drop you off at your hotel in Cusco at about 20:00 hrs. Rest your feet and your body now, but we can assure you your heart will still be soaring for weeks and years to come!

Included

Price Includes

  • Pre-Departure Briefing You meet your guide in your hotel for an orientation talk prior to the trek. You are provided there a duffle bag too
  • Transport You are picked up from your hotel in the morning and transferred by private vehicle to the so-called Km 82 (the starting point of the trek). On the 4th, you take a train from Aguas Calientes (Machu Picchu) to Ollantaytambo. There, our driver picks you up taking you to your hotel either in Yanahuara, Urubamba, or Cusco.
  • Experienced Tour Guides We keep our groups as small as 2-6 participants. Every group gets a Tour Guide, who is English speaking, with a university background, and officially licensed. Your Guide explains to you about the culture and surroundings along the entire route. S/he keeps you safe following the government health and safety protocols, so you can enjoy the trekking without any worries and just focus on the beauty of the trail!
  • Responsible Porters A personal Porter is included in the tour who is responsible for carrying a duffel bag filled with your personal belongings (up to 7 kg/11 lbs). There is no additional fee for this. There are also other Porters to carry all the camping equipment and tents.
  • Inca Trail Permits and Machu Picchu Tickets In the Inca Trail Tours 2021, there is an Inca Trail Permit and entrance fee to Machu Picchu already included. As soon as we receive your details and a deposit, we purchase your permits. These permits are for a specific date and in your name. They cannot be changed once confirmed! Only your passport number is allowed to be updated.
  • Double Personal Tents: 2 people occupy each 4-person tent which allows higher comfort and luggage security. Our tents are of 4 seasons and are always disinfected and highly maintained to ensure excellent performance during the treks. They are of the brand Eureka Mountain.
  • Camping Equipment for the Hike Dining and kitchen tents, tables, chairs, a toilet tent, and all cooking equipment (carried by porters) are included.
  • Air Sleeping Roll Mattress We use air mattresses of the top-quality brand Therm-a-Rest.
  • Sleeping Bag All our sleeping bags are of feathers and suitable for up to -16°C! It means you do not need to worry about cold as the temperature at night does not fall below 0°C!
  • A Duffel Bag for 2 Persons (7 kg per person) You receive a duffel bag at your briefing (1-2 days prior to the trek) to fill your things in. These bags are carried by our porters during the trek. But you receive them at each campsite. Every duffel has a maximum weight of 7kg! 5kg of it should be for your personal belongings and the other 2kg are meant for your sleeping bag and pad. Please note: You do not have access to your duffel bag until you arrive at the evening campsite!
  • Cook A Cook specialized in cooking on the trail along with his/her Assistant prepare all of your delicious meals along the track to replenish your energy. You never go hungry!
  • Meals 3 breakfasts, 3 lunches, 3 dinners, snacks, and afternoon tea. A vegetarian, vegan, or special diet is available at NO extra cost! Every afternoon before dinner, the Cook provides popcorn, biscuits, coffee, hot chocolate, tea, hot water, etc. After a long day of hiking, you do not have to wait until dinner to relax, warm-up, and enjoy a bite!
  • Wake-Up Coca Leaf Herbal Tea Every morning at the campsite, you are wakened up with a cup of coca leaf herbal tea! Our staff brings the tea to your tent so that you can warm up from inside before you start the day. The herbal tea helps to breathe in this high mountain altitude of the Andes.
  • Water During the Hike Beginning from your first lunch until your last breakfast, Tierras Vivas will supply all the water needed. This water will be boiled, and then cooled, before distributing. You must supply your own water bottles or camel back. We recommend carrying about 3L worth. We will refill our waters at each meal.
  • Train Tickets From Aguas Calientes to Ollantaytambo, there are two railway companies (IncaRail and PeruRail), so you can choose from two-time options for your return train to Cusco: - Departure at 2:55 pm (arriving in Cusco at 6:00 pm). - Departure at 7:00 pm (arriving in Cusco at 10:00 pm).
  • Machu Picchu Bus Ticket A shuttle bus down from Machu Picchu to Aguas Calientes Town.
  • Hiking Sticks On the trailhead, our porters provide you with a pair of hiking sticks for your use during the trek.
  • A Blanket per Person We provide you a thermal blanket to warm you up every night!
  • A Pillow At every campsite, you find inside your tent your sleeping bag and inflatable pillow.
  • Daypack Rain Covers In case you need a rain protector for your daypack, please let know in advance your guide.
  • Rain Ponchos Usually, it is raining on the Inca Trail. Our porters provide a rain-poncho in case you need it.
  • A Hot-Water Bottle A hot-water bottle is a rubber container that you fill with hot water and put in a sleeping bag to keep it warm.
  • A T-shirt of the Inca Trail Map It is a special t-shirt to remember your experience and survival of the hike.
  • Medical Kit & Oxygen Bottle Our crew brings a first-aid kit and an oxygen bottle to be ready in case of an emergency.

Price Excludes

  • Last Day: Lunch and Dinner in Aguas Calientes.
  • Personal clothing and gear.
  • Travel Insurance.
  • Tips for our staff: Please note that our agency staff is well paid, so it depends on you if you give them an extra reward for their effort.
  • Additional costs or delays out of control of the travel agency (landscape, bad weather condition, itinerary modification due to a safety concern, illness, change of government policy, political instability, strikes, etc.)
  • Entrance fee to Huayna Picchu or Machu Picchu Mountain. It is a climb to one of these mountains to see the citadel of Machu Picchu from above (US$ 80).

Complementaries

ESSENTIALS:

  • Passport
  • Immigration Card (given on the plane as you enter Peru)
  • Valid, STUDENT CARD (if you booked as a student)
  • Good daypack (the smaller, the better)
  • Water storage: Water reservoir like Camelbaks are encouraged - but enough for at least 2-3 liters.

FOR YOUR DUFFEL:

Porters will carry up to 7 kg of your personal items. This must include your sleeping bag and air matt (if you bring/rent one). From us these two items weigh 3.5 kg.

  • 2-3 wicking t-shirts
  • 2-3 hiking pants
  • 4 sets of undergarments.
  • 4 sets of hiking socks
  • 1 Fleece
  • 1 Warm, down jacket: gets very cold at night
  • 1 Rain jacket and pants
  • 1 sun hat
  • 1 wool hat
  • Headlamp: essential
  • Waterproof gloves (even if they are ski gloves, take them)
  • Comfortable shoes for camp
  • Walking boots
  • Waterproof jacket/rain poncho
  • Quickdry towel. We provide small ones, you might enjoy something a little larger.
  • Small bottle of soap: we provide warm water each day to clean - might make you feel fresh if you had a little soap.
  • Battery Charger: There is no place to plug in while trekking!
  • Large plastic bags: to help organize and keep clean from dirty.
  • Sleeping bag: Recommend down bags for -10C at least

TOILETRIES:

  • Sunscreen
  • Face moisturizer
  • Bug spray
  • Handsanitizer
  • Wet wipes
  • Toothbrush and paste
  • Toiletpaper
  • Personal medication
  • First aid kit: band aids, moleskin, etc.

INSIDE YOUR DAYPACKS:

  • Sunhat
  • Rain gear
  • Fleece
  • Camera
  • Music (IPhone)
  • Handsanitizer
  • Toilet paper and small plastic bag for waste
  • Extra Money for Souvenirs, Drinks & Tips
  • Water: we supply clean water at each meal. You are responsible for your first morning of water only as we won't have time to filter water until your first lunch.
  • Earplugs

If very important your take best cover backpacker, because the weather on Inca Trail is change every date, we can’t predict it raining or no. If you don’t have, we recommended to putting your clothes, sleeping bag and other personal equipment inside the plastic bag.

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We would love to take everyone on the Inca Trail and guide you to Machu Picchu. We can leave any day of the week as long as permits remain with the government. Please remember, permits are only needed for your START DATE.

Group Price:

$550 per person

Private Tours are based on Group Size:

2 Trekkers: $1000 per person
3 Trekkers: $900 per person
4 Trekkers: $750 per person
5 Trekkers: $700 per person
6 Trekkers: $600 per person
7 Trekkers: $575 per person
8 or more Trekkers: $550 per person

Student Discount:

– $25 off per person

Student discounts apply to anyone who has a valid UNIVERSITY STUDENT CARD at the time of the trek or who is 17-years-old or younger. For those using a University Student Card our under 17-years-old, we need to see a copy of their card or passport at the time of booking to receive the discount.

Please send all to info@theincatrails.com.

As seen in our Additional Items under Trip Overview there are several optional upgrades. Below is a quick list of prices but be sure to check our Overview section for more details.

Huayna Picchu

Huayna Picchu: Huayna Picchu is the mountain that stands next to Machu Picchu. It’s a 45-minute hike to the top of Huayna Picchu. The views of Machu Picchu from the top are incredible. However, if you’re afraid of heights you need to be warned that coming back down the path is quite steep. If you decide to take this hike then you would it after your tour of Machu Picchu. While this hike is on your own your guide will direct you to where it starts. Arrangements need to be made at least one month in advance due to popularity.

  • The ticket is $75 per person.

Machu Picchu Mountain

Machu Picchu mountain is the mountain that stands above the Machu Picchu ruins. It offers even more stunning views than Huayna Picchu but takes an hour and a half to reach the top. You can book this with an additional entrance ticket that we can secure for you.

  • This ticket is $75 per person.

Vistadome Train

All our tours include the Expedition (Tourist) Train. This train is usually booked at 4:22 p.m. departing from Aguas Calientes. There is also the Vistadome train, which is an upgraded train that offers slightly larger seats, windows and some entertainment. Usually the Vistadome train is booked for 4:43 p.m. and travels to Poroy, a train station closer to Cusco. While this is an upgraded fee, we will still include your transportation back to your hotel.

  • This train is $75 per person.

Extra Day at Machu Picchu

You’ll have a full day at Machu Picchu arriving at the citadel around 6 AM and leaving no later than 2 PM to catch your 4:22 train. If you would like to tour Machu Picchu again on your own the next day that can be arranged for you.

  • The entrance ticket into Machu Picchu is $55 per person.
    The roundtrip bus ticket between Aguas Calientes and Machu Picchu is $25 per person
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