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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!
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4 Days
Availability : Jan - Dec
Inca Trail
Machu Picchu

Tour Details

Everything is ready to this Inca Trail trek to Machu Picchu. The tour also has some options to get in a journey to the extraordinary Sacred valley and visit is villages as well as city tour in Cusco.  In other words, this tour has a lot to offer you meanwhile you are staying in the land of the Incas. So let´s check out the itinerary:

Duration

4 Days and 3 Nights

Departure Point

We pick you up from your hotel

What to Expect

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. 

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 Tierras Vivas 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.
Itinerary

Day 1:The Inca Trail Adventure To Machu Picchu Begins.

The total distance to be covered on today 12 km (5 to 6 hours approx.)

Breakfast: is not included on this day.

We will pick you up from Plaza Regocijo one block away from Plaza de Armas at 4:00. From there we’ll head to Piskacucho’ where the trail starts. On our way, we will stop in Ollantaytambo on the Sacred Valley (6:30-7am) to have a succulent breakfast.

Once we get to ‘Piskacucho’ (8:30 am), there is a control point where we have to show our tickets, passports, student card to enter into the Inca Valley. Before starting the trail here also we can use the restrooms and any other thing you need, etc).

The Inca trail to Machu Picchu starts at 2,720m / 8,923 ft and we will be following the Vilcanota River. This first day on this Classic Inca Trail 4 days, is for you to adjust to the plane surface we’ll be hiking.

The first archeological site we will spot will be the Inca Fortress called ‘Huillca Raccay’, then the incredible Inca site of ‘Patallacta’. Also, we will see the beautiful snow-capped peak of ‘W’akay Willca’ at 5, 860m /19,225 ft, known as La Veronica. Now we will set up our first campsite near the small village of Wayllabamba 3, 000m / 9, 842ft Temperatures at night are around 5ºC.

Day 2:The Trail Trial! We Go Over 2 Passes.

Total distance to be covered on day 2: 16 km (8 to 9 hours more or less)

It is time to wake up!

Today we’ll hike the highest pass: Warmihuañusca or ‘Dead Woman Pass’ at 4,200 m / 13,779 ft. you’ll be proud of yourself as it is not an easy task to get this high. We will have a rest at the top and enjoy the view. After resting, we begin the descent to our lunch stop in Pacaymayu at 3, 550m /11,646 ft. During this hike the biodiversity will be the star, so be prepared to take some pictures.

After lunch, we will start the next steep climb to Runkurakay pass at almost 4,000m and set up there our campsite by 5 pm.

Temperatures at this campsite are around 4ºC during the night

Day 3:Back In The Past! Beautiful Scenery And A Short Walk To Camp.

Total distance to be covered on day 3: 10km (5 hours more or less).

After you got your breakfast we start a gentle climb to visit the archaeological site of ‘Phuyupatamarca’ in English ‘Town in the Clouds’ and reach the third highest point on the trail 3, 680 m.

As we are walking to our third pass The Inca site of ‘Phuyupatamarca’ starts the steps through the cloud forest at the impressive agricultural Inca site of ‘Intipata’. Later we will arrive at our third campsite Wiñay Wayna ‘Forever Young’ at 2, 680m/8, 792 ft.

We have walked so far between 4 to 5 hours and will arrive at camp by lunchtime. A short distance from our campsite is located the Inca site of the same name ‘Wiñay Wayna’ or.

Temperatures during the night are about 12º.

Day 4:Machu Picchu In Its Glory!

Total distance to be covered on day 4: 5 km (around 2 hours)

This day we have to get to ‘Intipunku’ (‘Sun gate’) (2,730 m / 8,792 ft) before sunrise.

This is the location where you will have your first fantastic view of Machu Picchu (2,400m / 7,873 ft with the sun rising over it. We will spend time there to observe the ancient city.

Then we will go to the spot where you can take the classic picture and say: Finally, we visit Machu Picchu! Our guide will lead you during 2 hours tour and introduce you the most important parts of this Royal Inca citadel. Afterward, you will have some time to explore this mystic city by yourselves.

Once you finished exploring Machu Picchu, you will go down by foot or bus to Aguas Calientes to meet your guide. There you will have lunch and receive your train and private bus tickets back to Cusco.

If you would like to stay an extra night in Aguas Calientes we can arrange it for you. This option is very popular as it allows an extra time to explore Machu Picchu.

Please note: allocations or Itineraries are subject to change depending on the time of bookings and campsites provided by INC (National Culture Institute that runs the Inca Trail).

Included

Price Includes

  • Pre-trek briefing with a Tour Guide;
  • Entrances to the Inca trail trek
  • Entrances to Machu Picchu
  • Professional bilingual tour guide.
  • Assistant tour guide (for groups of 9 people or more)
  • Bus to KM 82.
  • Bus ticket from Machu Picchu to Aguas Calientes
  • Train from Aguas Calientes to Ollantaytambo
  • Bus from Ollantaytambo train station to Cusco (on day 4)
  • Water (You will only need water for the first morning then we will provide you hot or cold boiled water).
  • 3 breakfasts, 3 lunches, 3 afternoon snacks, 3 dinners and various snacks to be eaten throughout the day.
  • Dining tent with tables and chairs.
  • Professional chef.
  • 4-man tent (per 2 people).
  • Foam sleeping mattresses.
  • Porters: They carry cooking and camping equipment (INCLUDING FOAM MATTRESSES AND CAMPING TENTS).
  • Oxygen bottles.
  • First aid kit.

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).
  • Solo Traveller Please note that if you have booked the "Solo Traveller" option for this Inca Trail to Machu Picchu Tour, you receive your own single tent for all nights.

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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Additional Items

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:

$680 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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