Experience the ultimate adventure hiking Inca trail to Machu Picchu
Duration: 8 days 7 nights
Accommodation, meals & activities included
This trip involves high level physical activity
Location: Peru - Inca Trail
Peru is a land of mysteries, legends, and ancient cultures
Aisha Danielle is a travel photographer and digital creator based in San Diego, California. You will usually find her hiking up a mountain at sunrise or exploring far away places to seek an new adventure! With her lifestyle she hopes to inspire others to live a life of adventure , to not be afraid of the unknown and to find the goodness in the beauty of the world rather than material things
Cusco - Welcome to Peru! Upon arrival at Cusco Airport, our team will meet and greet you, then transfer to your hotel for check-in. We understand you maybe jetlag therefore you will have the day at your leisure . Note: Standard hotel check in time is at 14:00 p.m.
Cusco - Start your walking tour at the “Plaza de Armas” and visit the impressive renaissance-style Cathedral. Make your way through small alleys edged with Incan walls until you reach Koricancha, the temple dedicated to the sun, “Inti”. Believed to be the most important temple for the Incas, it was destroyed by the Spanish conquerors in the 16th century. Its foundations were used to build the Catholic Church Santo Domingo, marking an evident clash of cultures.
In the evening you will receive a briefing for your upcoming Inca Trail.
Overnight at the Hotel Xima Exclusive Cusco. Meals: Buffet breakfast included.
Cusco-Wayllabamba - 4-Day Inka Trail to Machu Picchu begins - Pick up from your hotel in Cusco and early morning drive through the Sacred Valley of the Incas to Km. 82 of the Machu Picchu railroad. After a short arrival break, start the hike crossing a footbridge to hike a gentle two hours down the Urubamba Canyon. On the way you pass imposing sculpted Inca farming terraces and the settlement of Llaqtapata on the banks of the Cusichaca side river. Then climb a short way up the Cusichaca Valley to Wayllabamba, the last inhabited village on the trail, where you stay the night. Overnight at the Campsite, Meals: Buffet breakfast, Lunch, Dinner.
Wayllabamba-Pakasmayu - Climb the steep sided Llulluchapampa valley past a rushing stream and through enchanted native polylepis woodland. Crossing the rim of a small plateau, you abruptly find yourself in the puna, the treeless grasslands of the high Andes. The trail traverses an open slope opposite mighty mountain crags as we ascend to the first and highest pass, Warmiwañusca (4,200m/13,776ft). Here you encounter spectacular views of the trail ahead to the second pass and look back to the sweeping snow peaks and valleys of the Huayanay massif. The trail leads you to the floor of the forested Pakasmayu valley, where the night camp will be prepared. Overnight at the Campsite, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner.
Pakasmayu-Wiñay Wayna - Climb up an Inka stairway and ascend again past the small Inca site of Runkuracay. As you reach the second pass, the landscape opens onto spectacular new views to the snow peaks of the Pumasillo range. Descend to the ruins of Sayacmarca (Inaccessible Town), an intricate labyrinth of houses, plazas and water channels, perched precariously on a rocky spur overlooking the Aobamba valley. The Inca trail, now a massive, buttressed structure of granite paving stones, continues along the steep upper fringes of the cloud forest through a colorful riot of orchids, bromeliads, mosses and ferns. At the third pass pinnacles topped with Inca viewing platforms overlook the archaeological complex of Phuyupatamarca (Cloud-level Town). Pausing to explore the wondrous maze of Inca stone towers, fountains and stairways that spillins down the mountainside here, begin a long descent through ever-changing layers of cloud forest. An Inca stairway partly cut from living granite leads you finally to your camp by the ruins of Wiñay Wayna (Forever Young), the largest and most exquisite of the Inca Trail sites. Overnight at the Campsite, Meals: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner. Walking distance: 16km (10mi.) Estimated walking time: 8 hours - Highest point: 3,900m (12,795ft.)
Wiñay Wayna-Machu Picchu-Cusco - A very early morning hike takes you across a steep mountainside through lush, humid cloud-forest of giant ferns and broad-leaf vegetation. Suddenly you cross the stone threshold of Intipunku (Sun Gate) and encounter an unforgettable sweep of natural beauty and human artistry -a backdrop of twisting gorge and forested peaks framing the magical city of Machu Picchu. Complete the final leg down the royal flagstone walkway, past outlying shrines and buildings and into the heart of Machu Picchu, where you spend the rest of the morning with a guided tour of the highlights. In the early afternoon a bus takes you to the small town of Aguas Calientes, where you board your return train to Cusco. Overnight at the Hotel Xima Exclusive Cusco, ü Meals: Breakfast. Walking distance: 4km (2.5mi.)mEstimated walking time: 2 hours, Highest point: 2,700m (8,858ft.)
Cusco - After an adventurous few days of hiking enjoy a personal day at leisure. Later in the evening you will be picked up at a given time at the hotel and walk to the restaurant. You will enjoy dinner at a local restaurant located right in Cusco’s main square, Plaza de Armas. Enjoy typical Peruvian food while admiring one of the best folkloric dancing shows. After the meal you walk back to your hotel. **Remark: Daily shows from 20:00h on. Overnight at the Hotel Xima Exclusive Cusco, Meals: Buffet breakfast. Dinner
Cusco - You will be picked up from your hotel and driven to the airport. Trip completed.
3 nights Hotel Xima Exclusive Cusco & 4 nights Inca trail camp site. We reserve the right to change the hotel to something similar.
What your trip includes
All described sightseeing as in program above - airport transfers - Accommodation in hotels with daily breakfast - English-speaking local guides - Admission fees to indicated sights - Meals as mentioned in the itinerary (Meals: B=breakfast, L=lunch, D=dinner) -
What's not included
Visa fee/arrangements (if applicable), Any domestic or international flights, Any Covid-19 related expense such as RT-PCR test, Insurance, Departure RT-PCR test and other related expenses are not included in the program, Any alcoholic beverages, Personal expenses such as laundry, telephone call, room service, mini bar, etc, Personal health and travel insurance.
Hotel Check in: Standard check in time in 2pm – Double occupancy is based on a twin room with a maximum two people. Single occupancy is based on a standard room with one person - Flights: Before you book your flights please check where you trip starts and ends in the itinerary. Please note some trips may start and end in different locations- Paying in instalments: a deposit is due upon making your reservation, our team will contact you to set a direct debit for the remaining payments, please note full payment is required before your trip begins-
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