Inca Trail Hike up to Machu Picchu 4 Days and 3 Nights With Private Guide
The Inca Trail to Machu Picchu is definitely one of the most requested tours for those who visit Peru looking for adventure. We will offer a walking adventure with unique style. You will enjoy from the beginning to the end, of amazing landscapes of the Andes and a great mix of highlands and jungle. There is no other natural place in our planet which could show you a constantly changing variety of ecological floors, surrounded by astonishing mountains and rivers, as well as a great variety of animals and plants. Architectonical art is perfectly harmonic with the natural environment and all of these natural wonders are added to the Inca buildings which worth the effort to visit and enjoy.
DURATION: 4 days / 3 nights.
SEASON: From January / to December 2013 (Not available on February)
DEPARTURE: Daily subject to availability
GUIDE SERVICE: Private
RETURN : Expedtion Train
Before taking this tour you must know about the new regulations created to minimize impact on the fragile environment of the Machu Picchu Sanctuary, now days only 500 people in total including guides, cooks and porters on the classic Inca Trail, the shorter Inca Trail and the Salkantay trek 7 days are allow to enter in Machu Picchu though the Inca trail daily.
We advise you to book early (at least 90 days in advance is recommended) to secure your spot.
On the other hand, you must have the following information to reserve as in your passport and from each participant in your group:
*Trek departure date:
*Prior arrival date in Cusco
*Name (as in your passport)
*Special Food Requirement
*Gender: Male / Female
*Student with ISIC card: No / Yes
*Accommodation in Cusco (Address and Phone Number)
Important: Take note that once your spot is reserve and confirmed is non refundable neither allow to do any modifications like names, passport numbers or so.
We appreciate your cooperation in this fact as we work with the new regulations.
Briefing the night before the departure
DAY 1: CUSCO-HUAYLLABAMBA
Early in the morning, we will meet to start our journey to Chilca (Km 82 in the Sacred Valley), the start of the Inca Trail. Here we meet with the porters and cooks who will accompany us on our journey. We trek until Huayllabamba, campsite, where we will enjoy a hot meal and then rest. (L, D)
DAY 2 HUAYLLABAMBA – PACAYMAYU
Breakfast, and then we start hiking. We will ascend to the highest point on the trail at over (4,200 masl;13,860 ft.) the Dead Woman's Pass (Warmi Wañusca), where we will get the most amazing views ever! After lunch we will start to descend to Pacaymayu where we will camp overnight. (B, L, D)
DAY 3 PACAYMAYU – WIÑAYWAYNA
After breakfast we will head off towards Runku Rakay to cross the 2dn pass (3,800masl;12,540 ft.) and later we descend to Sayacmarca, an important archeological site where we will enjoy lunch. Later we continue until Wiñayhuayna where we spend our third and final night on the trail. (B, L, D)
DAY 4 WIÑAYWAYNA – MACHU PICCHU CUSCO
Breakfast, and then into the Sun Gate (Inti Punku), the entrance to the ancient city of Machupicchu from here we will be able to see the ruins in all their glory. Later when we arrive to the city ruins we will have a complete guided tour of the site, before heading down into the town of Aguas Calientes by bus for our return train journey to Cusco. (B)
-Personal Sleeping Bag
-Back Pack and Day pack
-Hiking shoes or boots
-Rain coat or poncho
-Water bottle, flash light, hat, sun block, sunglasses
-Warm clothes , Light clothes 4 pair of socks
-Bottle of Water
-Chocolates, candies or other snacks
-Photo camera + Films / Video camera (Optional)
Note: To apply to this discount It is necessary to send us your scan copy ISIC (International Student Identity Card) with your other information.
Without this copy we will not be able to make the discount.
When booking a trek: The government has strictly limited the number of people permitted on the Inca Trail during 2009 (permits are issued to about 200 trekkers per day plus 300 porters). We recommend that you make a trek booking as early as possible. In 2008 the trek permits for some dates sold out more than 4 months in advance!! However don't make a booking until you have all the group details (names, passport numbers, ages etc) and you are sure about your trek departure date since "these details cannot be changed after we have bought your trek permit"
* Participants need to be in good physical health and condition it is good for travelers who are in condition to hike up to ten hours, with breaks in a single day to enjoy the Inka Trail. The trekking will be difficult if you have not exercised regularly before your trip. To fully enjoy an Inka Trail adventure, we advise passengers to get into an exercise program for their own safety and enjoyment. If a passenger suffers from any medical condition, we advise him/her to consult a physician about joining an Inka Trail Expedition.
Take only the necessary items for the 4/3 days trek, You can leave the rest of your luggage at your hotel in Cusco (most of hotels and hostals has an storage rooms to keep it until your return)
Park authorities may occasionally designate different campsites than those indicate The Inca Trail is part of the Machu Picchu Sanctuary, a protected area of 32,592 hectares. Every visitor must obey park regulations prohibiting littering, cutting or damaging trees, removing or damaging stones of ruins and the Trail, removing plants, killing animals, lighting open fires or camping in the archeological sites (Only authorized campsites can be used).
1. Personal porters can be hired to help carry your personal items such as clothes, sleeping bag etc. The services of a third of a porter (maximum 9kg or 18lb per person) can be hired for US$135. If you hire the services of a third of a porter (you will need to supply the small padlock). However, even with this service you will still need to take a daypack to carry your essential items such as rain poncho, warm fleece, camera and water bottle.
Please note that due to new government regulations the maximum number of porters that we can use in each group has now been capped. This is why we have had to limit the maximum amount of personal equipment that you can give to a porter to carry for you to 7kg or 14lb per person. (The maximum amount that each porter can carry on the Inca Trail has also been limited to 20kg or 42lb per porter). Approximately 30% of our clients hire the services of an extra third porter.
2. We can also provide vegetarian meals or cater for special diets at no extra cost but we need to know when you make the trek reservation.
3. You can hire sleeping bags in our office. All sleeping bags are synthetic (easy to wash). They are washed after every use and are guaranteed to be clean.
Cost: US$35 per person for the 4 day/3 night trek. Weight 2.5 kg and are rated to 12 degrees below freezing (nice and warm even during the coldest of nights experienced on the Inca Trail).
The Vistadome connect your senses through a sophisticated and sensory travel experience; is the ideal train for those who want to be in contact with the environment and appreciate the wonderful journey to Machu Picchu.
Surrounded entirely by glass and wagons with large panoramic windows offering incomparable scenic views and innumerous opportunities to capture amazing pictures, Vistadome travelers feel connected and part of the impressive landscape of Peru.
The Vistadome also has air conditioning and heating, leather seats that adjust the body to provide comfort and relaxation during the entire trip and has a different service, which allows the visitor to be immersed and feel the Andean culture through its landscapes, music, dance and even food carefully prepared with local ingredients
The Expedition is a travel experience with all the quality and benefits at a lower cost. Is a service designed for the traveler's comfort, with four passenger seats located in front of each other, so you can share your experience, and for the faithful backpack that is always with you we offer racks placed above the seats. Also, this train has panoramic windows, air conditioning and heating, and Andean music that creates a cheerful atmosphere.
If you will take any trek with us. we ask you to fill the customer chart regarding the commentaries or otherwise you can inform to the Operations Department.
This is a very important requirement and necessary to do after take the tour to avoid problems regarding the quality of the service and help you to resolve it before you leave to your country otherwise our agency is assuming that all your services was ok therefore we are not going to accept any claims.
Lima: 998181709 (+51 Calling from abroad)
Fax Number +51 1 2421273
Cusco: 998182455 (+51 Calling from abroad)
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