Deluxe Inca Trek to Machu Picchu: Private Cusco

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While enjoying your visit to the Mystical City of Cusco, experience an authentic and enchanting travel experience to sightsee some of the wonders the Cusco has to offer you such as the temples and caves that date back to Inca times, as well as all of its nature and agriculture fields that are developed by all the villages around. You can also enjoy visiting the old part of Cusco, which includes some historical sites. This will be an unforgettable and unique journey.

Itinerary:

  1. Cusco - Huayllabamba.
  2. Huayllabamba To Pacaymayo.
  3. Pacaymayo - Wiñaywayna.
  4. Wiñaywayna - Machupicchu - Cusco.

Overview:

  1. Three nights camping accommodation based on twin sharing is included in package.
  2. Breakfast, snacks, lunch, tea time and dinner is included for three days in this package.
  3. Visa fees are excluded in the package price.
  4. Airport taxes, tips, souvenirs are excluded in the package price.
Avenida La Encalada 1420
Santiago de Surco 15023 Municipalidad Metropolitana de Lima PE
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Day 1 – CUSCO – HUAYLLABAMBA:

At 07.00am our private transportation and staff will pick you up from your hotel. We drive to Piskacuchu (2700m/8856ft), a community located on the 82nd kilometer of the Cusco – Machu Picchu railroad, which is the starting point of the Inca Trail.

We begin our hike by crossing the bridge over the Urubamba River and walking along its left shore as it flows northwest along the Sacred Valley. Following the trail along a flat terrain, we arrive in Miskay (2800m/9184ft), to then ascend and finally see, from the tallest part of an overlook, the impressive Inca city of Patallacta (2750m/9020ft). We continue trekking along the valley created by the Kusichaca River, gradually climbing for about five hours until we reach the community of Wayllabamba (3000m/9840ft), where you will set your first camp.

All along the way we will enjoy spectacular views of the Vilcanota ridge on the opposite side of the Urubamba River, where the impressive Veronica peak reigns at 5832 meters above sea level. Not to mention the diversity of wild flora and fauna that can be found all along the valley.

Activity of the Day

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Total Distance

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Trek

Moderate

5 – 6 hours

12 km (7,47 miles)

Meals : Snack – Lunch – Tea Time – Dinner
Accommodation : Camp
Altitude : 3,000 m.a.s.l. / 9,840 ft.
Campsite altitude : 3,000 m.a.s.l. / 9,840 ft.
Average Temperature : Min. 5°C / 42°F – Max. 23°C / 73°F

 

Day  2 – HUAYLLABAMBA TO PACAYMAYO:

We wake up at around 6:00 am and after breakfast, we leave our camp to hike back to Huayllabamba. From this point, we begin the most difficult part of the trek, which consists of an abrupt and steep ascent that stretches for 9 km. Along this climb, the landscape changes from sierra to puna (a dry and high area with little vegetation). On the way to the first mountain pass, the Abra Warmihuañusca (Dead Woman´s Pass – 4200m/13776ft), we will see domesticated llamas and alpacas grazing on ichu, one of the few plants that grow at high altitude.

We will also cross an area of the so-called cloud forest, which is the habitat for many different kinds of birds like hummingbirds and sparrows, and the Andean bear, which is also called the Spectacled Bear (Tremarctus Ornatus).

We advise that on this day specially, your daypack is well stocked with candies, chocolates and coca leaves that will keep your sugar level high, and help with altitude sickness. Immediately after the pass, we will descend into the Pacaymayo valley (3600m/11808ft), where we will camp after approximately 7h of hiking.

Activity of the Day

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Estimated Time

Total Distance

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Trek

Moderate

6 – 7 hours

11 km (6,84 miles)

Meals : Breakfast – Snack – Lunch – Tea Time – Dinner
Accommodation : Camp
Altitude : 4,200 m.a.s.l. / 13,776 ft.
Campsite altitude : 3,500 m.a.s.l. / 11,480 ft.
Average Temperature : Min. 5°C / 42°F – Max. 23°C / 73°F

 

Day 3 – PACAYMAYO – WIÑAYWAYNA:

This day is the longest but also the most impressive and the most interesting, due the number of              archaeological sites and the lush cloud forest area that we cross, so rich in Andean flora and fauna. From Pacaymayo we climb to the second pass, the Abra Runkurakay (3970m/13022ft). Halfway up, we stop to visit the archaeological complex with the same name. This site, located at 3800m/12464ft, consists of a small oval structure that is believed to have served the purpose of a watchtower. After going over the pass, we descend towards Yanacocha (Black Lagoon) and enter the cloud forest to finally arrive at Sayacmarca (3624m/11887ft). This is a beautiful complex made up of a semicircular construction, enclosures at different levels, narrow streets, liturgical fountains, patios and irrigation canals.

Continuing up an easy climb, we arrive at the third pass, the Abra Phuyupatamarca (3700m/12136ft). Along this climb we can appreciate the magnitude of the Incas´ ancient craft, by walking along paths semi-detached from the mountain, and seeing rocks that fill up ravines in perfect order, saving the trail from the multileveled Andean geography. We go through an Inca tunnel to later arrive at the aforementioned pass and down to the complex of the same name. This is one of the most complete and best-preserved archaeological complexes along the Inca Trail to Machupicchu, and is located on the highest point of a mountain. Curiously, Phuyupatamarca means ¨town over the clouds¨. From above, one can observe a sophisticated sacred complex made up of water fountains with solid foundations, and also impressive views of the Urubamba River valley. We continue our trek down the long descending stone steps that lead us to Wiñaywayna (2650m/8692ft), an impressive Inca complex made up of an agricultural center with numerous terraces, a religious sector and an urban sector, close to which our camp is located.

This campsite hosts a trekker lodge, a bar and bathrooms with hot shower facilities. After visiting the impressive archaeological site, we enjoy our farewell dinner at our camp.

Activity of the Day

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Estimated Time

Total Distance

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Trek

Demanding

8 hours

16 km (9,94 miles)

Meals : Breakfast – Snack – Lunch – Tea Time – Dinner
Accommodation : Camp
Altitude : 3,900 m.a.s.l. / 12,792 ft.
Campsite altitude : 2,650 m.a.s.l. / 8,692 ft.
Average Temperature : Min. 5°C / 42°F – Max. 23°C / 73°F

 

Day 4 – WIÑAYWAYNA – MACHUPICCHU – CUSCO:

On this fourth and last day, we get up at 4:00 am to leave Wiñaywayna an hour later and climb to the Inti Punku, or the Sun Gate. This will take an hour of hiking along a trail of flat stones on the edges of cliffs in highland jungle. From this fabulous spot, we will see the sunrise over the sacred citadel of Machu Picchu, weather permitting.

From Inti Punku we descend into Machu Picchu, and 40 minutes later we enter the citadel from the highest point through the ¨House of the Guardians¨. We then descend to the control point where we register ourselves and begin a complete guided tour of the Inca citadel that will take approximately two hours. We will then enjoy some free time to walk around the citadel, climb up the Huayna Picchu Mountain, where one can appreciate spectacular views of all of Machu Picchu, the valleys and mountains that surround it, or visit the Temple of the Moon or the impressive Inca Bridge. In the afternoon, we will meet in the village of Aguas Calientes where, if you like, you can visit and relax in its hot springs. From here we take our train back to the city of Cusco, where we arrive after nightfall. Once you arrive, you will be transferred from the train station to your selected hotel.

Activity of the Day

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Total Distance

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Trek – Visit to Machu Picchu

Moderate

2 hours

4 km (2,49 miles)

Meals : Breakfast – Snack
Altitude : 2,700 m / 8,829 ft.
Average Temperature : Min. 5°C / 42°F   Max. 23°C / 73°F

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Deluxe Inca Trek to Machu Picchu: Private Cusco

From: £1,950.00

Note:

All itineraries are subject to change, due to weather and other conditions. All times indicated are approximate, and are also subject to change.

International flights are not included in this package price. Customers need to purchase their own before booking this activity.

Insurance is not included yet its mandatory for this excursion.

Prices are cheaper if you book in large groups (maximum 8).

4 Days / 3 Nights

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