Inca trail to Machu Picchu 4D/3N
There are no words to describe the Sanctuary of Machu Picchu, one of the 7 new wonders of the world; with an altitude of 2800 meters above sea level, temperate climate and 2 well-defined seasons, the rainy season and the dry season. Very few places can compete with this rich Valley, chosen by the ancient Peruvians. Nowadays, it is an unmissable place among world tourist destinations. Definitely the best way to get to Machu Picchu is walking, enjoying beautiful landscapes, where the ancient Peruvians walked hundreds of years ago. A magical journey full of mysticism where you will live a unique and real adventure.
We will leave Cusco in the morning heading to Ollantaytambo where we will make a small introduction about the walk and where you will have some time for some last minute shopping. Then we will continue the trip to Piskacuchu in KM 82, where we will start the walk. On the way we will visit the archaeological complex Llactapata.
We start the day very early in the morning climbing to the highest part of the walk, from here we can appreciate the different ecological zones and microclimates that the area has. Then we will cross the highest part of the route, the Abra Warmiwañusca at 4200 meters above sea level.
Today we will continue ascending to the second pass of the trek at 3900 meters above sea level, on the way we will visit the archaeological site Runcuracay. Continuing with the walk we will visit the archaeological remains of Sayacmarca and Phuyupatamarca.
After an early breakfast, we start the final stretch of the trek to the lost city of Machupicchu. First, we will go on a trip to Inti Punku (“Puerta del Sol”), where we will see a panoramic and inspiring view of the citadel of Machu Picchu. After a short hike to Machupicchu, we will check in and then enjoy a guided tour of 2 hours through the city sanctuary. After the tour of Machu Picchu, we will take the bus or walk to Aguas Calientes where we will enjoy a buffet lunch and free time to enjoy the city before returning to Cusco by train.
REGULATIONS OF THE INCA ROAD
The national historic sanctuary is protected by law to conserve its biodiversity, and the Inca ruins of Machupicchu are subjected to intense pressure, with more than 300,000 visitors each year. From May to September, an average of 2,000 people explore the ruins daily, of which 150/200 have traveled the trail and the rest by train. Compared to many other tourist attractions, the Inka trail is well maintained. Peruvians have worked hard to limit erosion, garbage and other damage caused by their popularity. This is a long-term campaign that needs and deserves your support. By choosing a tour operator with environmental awareness and be careful with the handling of garbage, where to go to the bathroom and the use of poles, you can help them preserve this wonderful place. Fortunately, the controversial plans to build a cable car and a large hotel in Machupicchu have been widely opposed, and the rules announced in 2000 were applied as of 2001. All hikers must be accompanied by an authorized tour guide. Entrance fee … for the full path … for some other walks … The size of the group should not exceed 16 visitors. A maximum of 500 people per day will be allowed to embark on the Inca Trail. Inka Trail Porters are not allowed to carry more than 25 kg (including their personal material). The Inka road will be closed for one month each year for maintenance (since February 2002). Since you’re walking on old stones, the rule about protecting the tips of the poles makes sense. Disposable water bottles can not be used to reduce the problem of the bed. When visiting the ruins, never climb the stones or place your backpack anywhere except on the ground. Other rules prohibit acts of vandalism (such as picking wild flowers, camping at archaeological sites or making bonfires) that no reader would consider.
-Informative meeting prior to departure at your hotel / office
-Private English-speaking private guide Pick-up at your hotel (we pick you up where you stay) from 6:00 a.m. to 6:30 a.m.
-Bus to km 82 piskakucho (path)
-Tourist tour (bolt-backpacker) back to Ollantaytambo and then bus back to Cusco.
– Entrance fee to the Inca Trail and Machu Picchu.
-Food: * 3 breakfasts, 3 lunches, 3 snacks (hot drinks, cookies and popcorn) and 3 dinners
-We have 4 tents for 2 people, so there will be plenty of space to set up your backpacks Camping equipment (tent, kitchen and dining tent, chairs and tables)
-NORTH FACE brand comfortable air mattress (thernarest)
-Kitchen, porters (only carry things for cooking and camping equipment)
-Oxygen tank for any emergency.
-First aid kit-
-Options vegetarian / Glueten free and special diets available
Note: All taxes are included.
NOTE: The train that is included in all excursions is the Expedition Train (to Ollantaytambo).
Train schedules will only be confirmed once the total amount of the tour has been paid. The first train that could take is at 6:45 pm and the last train at 9:20 pm. Transportation back to Cusco (by taxi or bus).
Note: train schedules are subject to change depending on the railroad in Peru.
If organized in advance, the train can be upgraded to Vistadome (windows larger than the backpacker train to ollantaytambo) at a higher price. Let us know please.