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8-Day Machu Picchu on the Inca Trail
Product Code: 2872-66007
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Due to availability, we highly advice booking your Inca Trail tour early to ensure you get a place on the tour. While the Inca Trail is one of the famous and popular routes to Machu Picchu, there are other options available. Consider booking the Salkantay Trek, a less crowded but just as stunning route to Machu Picchu, or taking a Machu Picchu tour by bus or train for a more comfortable journey.

OVERVIEW

Highlights

  • • Machu Picchu
  • • Inca Trail
  • • Museo Inka
  • • Qurikancha
  • • Temple of the Moon
  • • Wachuma Ceremony
  • • Maras and Moray Archaeological Site
  • • Textile Interpretation Center
Tour Code
2872-66007
Duration
8 days
Departure City
Cusco
End City
Cusco
Tour Type:
Hiking
Language:
English
IS THIS TOUR FOR ME?

Experience: Cultural, Backpacker, Historical, UNESCO, Adventure, Nature

Learn about local culture with in-depth tours and activities; Geared to the "Get up and go!" traveler who want to enjoy independent or semi-guided adventures; Encounter rich historical landmarks with expert guides; Visit locations designated as World Heritage Sites by the United Nations; Explore the world with an active and adrenaline pumping tour; Get in touch with Mother Earth

Style: Guided

Multiple local tour guides/drivers available throughout your tour/activity

Group Type: Small group

Take an intimate and semi-private trip with a small group

Activity Level: Strenuous

Activities are geared towards experienced and fit travelers

Quality: Camping

Each night you'll unroll your bedroll and sleep beneath the stars

Itinerary
Day 01
Cusco

Cusco

Hotel: Tandapata Boutique / Siete Ventanas Hotel / San Francisco Plaza Hotel or similar

Upon your arrival to the airport in Cusco, you guide will be there to greet you and take you to our partner lodge, located in the charming historic district of San Blas. The lodge is centrally located and only a few minutes' walk from the Plaza de Armas, the beautiful and bustling town center. This day will be reserved for resting to adapt to the altitude, approximately 3400 meters (11,000 feet).

Meet your expedition group at 5:00pm.

Tips:
Airport shuttle service is available from 10:00am to 12:00pm. Your guide will be waiting in the arrivals hall.

Visiting Attractions

Day 02
Ollantaytambo

Cusco - Chinchero - Ollantaytambo

Hotel: Inkallpa Lodge Spa / Villa Urubamba Lodge / Mabey hotels or similar

Chinchero, the rainbow village, is a picturesque community situated on a high plateau overlooking the snowcapped peaks of the Andes. It is also home of the ruins of the royal palace of Topa Inca Yupanqui.

We'll also visit the beautiful colonial church, unique for its interior artwork and imagery. Next stop is the Textile Museum for an introduction to the art of Andean textiles. Traditional food will be prepared for lunch.

After lunch we'll make our way to the "living" Inca town of Ollantaytambo.

Visiting Attractions

Day 03
Inca Trail

Piscacucho - Wayllabamba

After breakfast we'll make our way to the trailhead, commonly referred to as Kilometer 82. The first day is relatively smooth and easygoing. We'll visit the ruins in Patallacta, once a very important administrative, economic, and religious center. We'll also visit Willkarakay, a military post located above the site of Patallacta.

After visiting these two sites we'll enter the valley of Wayllabamba and walk along the banks of the Cusichaca River. Continuing our upward climb, we'll arrive at our first campsite in Wayllabamba.

Visiting Attractions

Day 04
Inca Trail

Wayllabamba - Pacaymayu

We'll break camp early so that we can reach the highest point on the Inca trail - the mountain pass of Warmihuanusca - by the end of the day.

The trek in the morning is rather intense, more so for those who are not accustomed to hikes at this altitude. On the first leg we'll walk approximately 1.5 hours through densely-vegetated Andean forest, stopping for a short rest at the campsite of Three Stones.

As we climb higher, the climate and ecosystem will begin to change. Two hours later we'll arrive at Llulluchapampa, where we'll take an extended break with snacks and hot drinks. From here we'll begin the final ascent to the pass of Warmihuanusca at 13,829 feet, the highest point on our trek with fantastic panoramas of the surrounding valley below, then descend to our next campsite in Pacaymayo.

Visiting Attractions

Day 05
Inca Trail

Pacaymayu - Winayhuayna

We'll climb for about 45 minutes to the archaeological site of Runkurakay, which was a tambo, or resting place, in ancient times. Another 45-minute ascent will bring us to the second highest pass of the Inca trail: Runkurakay (12,959 feet). From here we'll begin our descent to the beautiful archaeological site of Sayacmarca.

From here onward to Phuyupatamarca we will be in the high Andean cloud forest. Here the trail continues up a narrow ridge to the pass of Phuyupatamarca, a natural viewing area where it is possible to see the Sacred Valley and numerous mountain peaks, as well as our final destination: Machu Picchu. From here we will descend to our last campsite, passing a very important archaeological site and temple devoted to the sacred mountain spirits.

Visiting Attractions

Day 06
Aguas Calientes

Winayhuayna - Machu Picchu

Hotel: Tandapata Boutique / Siete Ventanas Hotel / San Francisco Plaza Hotel or similar

We'll break camp at the crack of dawn to complete the final stretch of the Inca Trail, which will bring us to Inti Punku, or the Sun Gate, the principal entrance to the crystal city of Machu Picchu. The trail here is fairly easy-going and after about an hour we will arrive at Inti Punku, an awesome location to observe the citadel and, weather permitting, the sunrise over the Andes.

Another 45-minute descent will take us to the lookout where all the classic snapshots of Machu Picchu have been taken. Then we'll head down to the main entrance to register as a group before returning to the site to learn more about this magical place of beauty and culture left by our ancestors. The tour will last approximately two hours, after which you will have time to explore the citadel and Huayna Picchu (own expense). In the afternoon we'll take a bus to the town of Aguas Calientes for lunch, then return to Cusco by train.

Day 07
Cusco

Cusco

Hotel: Tandapata Boutique / Siete Ventanas Hotel / San Francisco Plaza Hotel or similar

Day 7 is yours to explore the many wonders of the old capital of the Incan Empire, the legendary navel of the world, populated by colonial churches, parks and squares, and colonial mansions built atop perfectly constructed Incan walls.

Visiting Attractions

Day 08
Cusco

Cusco

On the optional walking tour we'll visit the following places:

- Plaza de Armas
- Plaza Nazarenas
- San Blas
- Twelve Angle Stone
- San Pedro Market

Tips:
Airport drop-off service is available in the afternoon for those wishing to fly out of Cusco.

Visiting Attractions

WHAT'S INCLUDED

Package Includes

  • All transfers and transportation
  • 4-night hotel accommodations
  • Professional English-speaking guide
  • Entrance fees
  • Campsite accommodations
  • Professional English-speaking guide
  • Assistant guide for groups of 9 or more
  • Porters
  • Water (excluding the first four hours of the trek)
  • 3 Breakfasts, 3 Lunches, 3 Afternoon Snacks and 3 Dinners
  • 4 man tent for every 2 trekkers
  • Inflatable sleeping mattress
  • First aid kit

Package Excludes

  • Sleeping bag
  • Entrance to Huayna Picchu Mountain
  • Tips
  • First breakfast and last lunch on the Inca Trail
  • Personal porter (US$80)
  • Single tent supplement (US$400)
  • Additional food and drink
  • Gratuities
  • Travel insurance
Special Notes
  • This moderate to strenuous 4-day trek is not recommended for children under the age of 6.
  • What You Need to Bring:
    - Passport
    - Walking boots
    - Waterproof jacket / rain poncho
    - Warm jacket
    - Hat and gloves
    - T-shirts
    - Comfortable trousers
    - Sun hat
    - Sun block (SPF 35 or higher)
    - Personal medication
    - Camera and film
    - A flashlight with spare batteries
  • Please leave any dietary requests in the comments section of the online booking system.
  • To protect your own property, please carry all valuable items on your person at all times. Do not leave any valuable items on the bus or at the hotel, attraction, restaurant, etc. Tours4Fun, local operators, drivers and tour guides are not responsible for any loss or theft at any location.
  • This tour/activity is overseen by a select local operator in the region. Upon booking your tour or activity and after receiving confirmation, you will be issued an e-ticket detailing the local operator's name and contact information. If you require assistance finding a specific tour, please contact us for more information.

Pricing Info

Your reservation is always subject to confirmation by email, normally within one to two business days.

* Adult: 16 and older
* Child: 6-15 years of age
* Price for double occupancy applies when two people stay in one standard hotel room.
* Maximum room capacity: 2
* Minimum number of travelers per group: 2

Reservation Info

    1.Immediately after submitting your reservation you will receive a Receipt of Reservation via email.
    2. Within one to two business days of submitting your reservation you will receive a confirmation email from us. If you need to book an airline ticket, we recommend that you do so after you receive a confirmation of your tour reservation from us.
    3. An E-Ticket will be sent to you via email as soon as details of your reservation are confirmed or your supporting information is received by us. We will provide you with all detailed information about your tour on the E-Ticket. Contact information for local tour provider will be included on E-Ticket for your convenience or re-confirmation purpose if re-confirmation is required.
    4. Simply print your E-Ticket and present it with your valid photo ID on the day of your activity to your tour guide. Please remember E-Ticket is your proof of purchase.

Terms and Conditions

    - Your purchase does not guarantee confirmation. Your purchase will initiate a reservation process. We will confirm with you via email within one to two business days.
    - Prices may vary due to availability. We reserve the right to make price adjustment without prior notice.
    - Please refer to our Standard Amendment, Cancellation and Refund Policy before you make reservation.
    - Please refer to Customer Agreement before you make reservation.
    - Local tour provider reserves the right to make modifications to tour arrangements including order of tour activities, hotel and its location if deemed necessary.
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Hello and I am very interested in this tour package.
tour starts on 21 or 22 or 23 or 24 Dec possible for 8 days?
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11/20/2015 00:12:59
Tours4Fun 11/20/2015 00:20:27

Dear Shin,

Thank your for choosing Tours4fun.

Regretfully the tour is not available on the dates you wish to travel. For December we currently have the 9th, 15th and 29th available to make a reservation.

Please the alternative links for tours that match your preferred travel date that might interest you:

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