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INCA TRAIL TO THE RUINS OF MACHU PICCHU

The mystical ruins of Machu Picchu lay hidden in the forests for many years, until rediscovered by the famous Hiram Bingham. These ruins stand at the end of an incredible four-day Inca Trail trek which is rewarding in terms of scenery, plant and bird life, mountainscapes, cloud forests and ancient ruins.

Price per person sharing from $2120.00
Travel Dates: March 2018

Itinerary

Day-1. Lima
Arrival in Lima, reception and transfer to the hotel.

 

Day-2: Lima - Cuzco (B)
Departure to the airport for your flight to Cuzco. Arrival to Cuzco and transfer to your hotel for overnight
accommodation.

 

Day-3. Cuzco
Afternoon visit to the main ruins of Sacsayhuaman, Kenko, Puca-Pucara and Tambomachay, followed by a city tour of Cuzco.

 

Day-4: Sacred Valley - Ollyantaytambo (BL)
Full-day trip to the Sacred Valley of the Inca and then a visit to Ollantaytambo

 

INCA TRAIL TO MACHU PICCHU STARTS

(Breakfast, lunch & dinner included - only breakfast on the final day)

Day-5: Chilca - Wayllabamba
After an early morning breakfast, you will be transferred to Chilca by bus, where you will meet the Quechua porters. Crossing over the turbulent Vilcanota River, with magnificent views of Nevado Veronica (5,900m/19,000ft) we will continue via the Llactapata archaeological site, and stopping at the Huayllabamba river for lunch. We will visit the archeological sites of Patallacta, Qente, the valley of Cusichaca and the magical Polylepsis forest. Today the hike will last approximately 7 hours, arriving in camp around 17h00. Camp and dinner at 3,800 meters. Overnight on the trail.

Day-6: Wayllabamba - Pacamayu
Today is one of the most demanding days of the trip as we climb up in altitude. We will see outstanding views east to the Huayanay peaks and west into the rugged Vilcabamba Range. After breakfast, we will continuously climb up through the first pass at 4,200 m/13,750 feet at Warmiwanusqa. Passing 3 ecological areas such as the Yunga, Quechua and Puna. we will climb 1000 metres in 5 hours. On the descent to the lunch spot, we will encounter a large number of stairs. After lunch, we will again climb about 500m in altitude before dropping again, about a further 400.Today camp and dinner near Pacamayu. Overnight on the trail.

Day-7: Pacamayu - Winayhuayna
Today is a much easier and shorter day. After breakfast, we will trek down through the valley of Pacamayu to the famous archaeological sites of Runquraqay. We will continue to the second pass and the restored town site of Sayaqmarka ("Town in a Steep Place") and explore the Sayaqmarka Ruins. The Inca Trail in this section is a white granite roadway, traversing a thickly forested mountainside. We will then descend to the magnificent archeological Phuyupatamarka ("cloud Level Town") and have lunch. We will then begin the decent to Winaywayna where a visit of the ruins and have dinner will conclude the day.

Day-8: Winayhuayna - Machu Picchu - Cuzco (B)
Early morning wake up at 4:30 a.m. for breakfast and to begin the trek to be the first at the archaeological site of Macchu Picchu for the sunrise. We will descend rapidly from cloud forest into high jungle habitat. Orchids and hummingbirds are commonly seen along this spectacular section of the trail high above the river. We will arrive at Intipunko "Gate of the Sun" to observe the sunrise over Macchu Picchu from an elevated vantage point. We continue down to the royal road and at last the "Lost City of the Incas". A guided tour of the marvelous citadel, visiting the Main Plaza, the Royal Quarters, the Temple of Three Windows, the Circular Tower and the Sacred Sun Dial and Burial Grounds. After the guided tour, transfer to Aguas Calientes and the train station for your return train to Cuzco. Arrival and transfer to your hotel.

 

Day-9: Cuzco - Lima (B)
Return flight to Lima and transfer to your hotel. Last night's accommodation in Peru.

 

Day-10: (Saturday) Lima (B) Depart Lima

 

End of the services

Inca Trail



Prices are quoted in US Dollars per person sharing and are subject to change until paid in full.

Price per person sharing in three star hotels   : $2120.00


Price Includes:

  • 6 night's accommodation in twin rooms at recommended three star hotels with private bathroom including breakfast and service taxes
  • 3 nights camping on the Inca Trail
  • All transfers, tours and excursions as per itinerary based on shared services with other passengers with local English speaking guides (unless it is a private tour)
  • All meals as per itinerary.
  • Flight tickets: Lima - Cuzco, Cuzco - Lima.
  • Train tickets: Aguas Calientes (Machu Picchu) - Cuzco.
Price excludes:
  • International air tickets and associated taxes.
  • Meals not specified on the itinerary.
  • Personal expenses such as telephone bills, laundry expenses, beverages, etc.
  • Insurance against theft, loss, illness and/or accident.
  • Tips, baggage porterage and other extras not specified

CONDITIONS:

Tour must be paid in full at time of booking and is subject to permit availability

Price applies to a minimum of two people per person sharing

Price applies to tours undertaken during March 2018. It is recommended to book pearly as permits sell out about 3 months in advance of trek date.

Note: Offer ends when permits are sold out.

 

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