The Inca Trail to Machu Picchu is the ultimate Peru adventure tour. The trek descends from the Andes to the edge of the Amazon and includes an amazing mix landscapes from highlands to jungle. Few other places on our planet take you through such a changing variety of ecological zones in just 4 days. You’ll be surrounded by astonishing mountains and rivers and you’ll encounter a great variety of endemic plants and animals. The architectural stone masterpieces of the Incas harmonize perfectly with the natural environment and both combine to make the Inca Trail worthy of a once-in-a-time visit.
DURATION: 4 days / 3 nights.
SEASON: From January / to December 2015 (Not available on February)
DEPARTURE: Daily subject to availability
GUIDE SERVICE: Private
RETURN: Expedition Train
Before booking this tour you should know that new regulations have been created to minimize the impact on the fragile environment of the Machu Picchu Sanctuary. Only 500 people per day, including guides, cooks and porters, are allowed to enter Machu Picchu though the Inca Trail. The limit applies whether you book the classic Inca Trail, the shorter Inca Trail or the Salkantay trek. 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 Inca Trail permit is reserved and confirmed, it is non refundable and non transferable. 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)
-Professional English/Spanish speaking guide.
-Private transportation to Km 82(Begin of the Trail)
-Entrance Ticket to Inca Trail and Machupicchu
-Double Occupancies tents
-Camping Equipment: Kitchen tent, dinning tent, chairs, tables and comfortable mattress.
-Porters to carry food, tents and cooking gear
-Coffee breaks in the afternoons
-All meals (Not included: The 1st breakfast, and the lunch the 4th day)
-First aid kit
-Train back to Cusco (Tourist Basic Service)
-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)
-Breakfast first day (you can order an early breakfast at your hotel)
-Lunch last day
-Hot springs pool visit (on your own).
-Tips to the crew (guides, cooks and porters).
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.
This is the ONLY Student card to apply the discount
Booking a trek:
In 2009, the government strictly limited the number of people allowed on the Inca Trail. Permits are issued to about 200 trekkers per day plus 300 staff (guides, cooks, porters). We recommend that you book your trekking permits as early as possible. 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 as these details cannot be changed after we have bought your trek permit.
*Participants need to be in good physical health and condition. Hiking the Inca Trail involves up to ten hours of walking in a single day. Travelers who are in shape are more likely to enjoy the experience compared to those who have not exercised regularly before the trip. To fully enjoy an Inka Trail adventure and stay safe, we advise to start an exercise program a few weeks or months in advance. If you suffer from any medical condition, we advise you to consult a physician before joining an Inka Trail Expedition. During the trek, take only the necessary items for the days you will be walking and leave the rest of your luggage in your hotel in Cusco or the Sacred Valley. Most of hotels and hostels have secure storage rooms and will safely keep your luggage until your return.
Park authorities may occasionally designate different campsites than those indicated on the trekking itinerary. 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 from 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$189. 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$40 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).
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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.
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