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TREKKING THE INCA

Lima/ Cusco/ 4 Day Inca Trail/ Machu Picchu

A high quality trekking package with all the little extras included to make for a comfortable and enjoyable experience. Our 7 day ´Trekking The Inca´ package is a convenient itinerary based around hiking one of the best treks in the world, the 4 Day Inca Trail. This trek is subject to availability and is high in demand and we suggest booking well in advance to secure your spot. A huge bucket list item and a right of passage for trekkers traveling to Peru.
Fixed Departures: The Inca Trail is subject to availability. We recommend that you book this trek well in advance to secure your spot on the trek. We have 4 set departure days per week so enquire today for more information.
7 DAY ITINERARY

Our itineraries are second-to-none – We have balanced the best experience possible, including more, while our prices are the most competitive.

Upon arrival into Lima´s International Airport you will make your way through the arrivals doors. Your hotel is conveniently located in the carpark of the airport. A quick walk and no need for transfers. You will appreciate the convenience and comfort after your international flight. 

Note: Most International flights arrive into Lima late in the evening. All flights for Cusco depart in the morning and afternoon. 

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Breakfast at your hotel. At the designated time you will walk over to the airport and check in for your flight from Lima to Cusco. Upon arrival into Cusco you will be greeted by our staff who will be holding a sign with your "last name" on it. You will be transferred to your hotel. Free day to acclimatize. 

Inca Trail Pre-Briefing:
In the evening at 7pm your guide will come to your hotel and present you with important information regarding your trek departing the next day. It will be a good opportunity for you to ask any final questions that you have.  

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Early morning bus drive to the head of the trail at Km 82 from where we will continue along the Urubamba River to the first archaeological site of Llaqtapata here we will enjoy lunch in a beautiful setting. After a rest we continue through a valley as we start gaining altitude till we reach the village called Wayllabamba where we will camp for the evening. 
Highest Altitude: 2954 m
Distance Travelled: 12 kms/ 7.47 miles
Approximate Walking time: 5-6 Hours

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After a healthy breakfast we start to climbing up to the first pass ´Warmiwanusca´(4200 m) also know by the erie name (Dead Woman´s Pass). The climb will take us most of the morning. From here we descend for about 2 hours into the valley to our next camp ´Pacaymayo´. 

Maximum Altitude: 4226 m
Distance Travelled: 11 km/ 6.84 miles
Approximate Walking Time: 6-7 Hours

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Today is going to be the most diverse day of the trek. We start with the ascent of the second pass ´Runcuracay´ (3900 m) and descend on the other side for about 2 hours to the beautiful archaeological site ´Sayacmarca´. After having explored this unique place we continue on the original stone path of the Incas through semi-tropical cloud forest onto the third pass ´Phuyupatamarca´ (3800 m). With good weather we have spectacular views of the surrounding snow peaks and the valley below. From here it is all downhill to our camp ´Winaywayna´ (one of the most beautiful sites in the area for its construction and setting. 

Maximum Altitude: 3974 m
Distance Travelled: 16 km/ 9.9 miles
Walking Time: 8 Hours

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Breakfast and then we will hike till we reach the Sun Gate (Intipunku) enjoying our first spectacular views of Machu Picchu. We will descend hiking through lush tropical jungle. Upon arrival into Machu Picchu your guide will give you a 2 hour tour of the citadel. By noon you will have worked yourself up an appetite. We have included a delicious buffet lunch at the Sanctuary Lodge. After lunch you will take the shuttle bus down to Aguas Calientes where you will aboard the scenic Vistadome Train ride back to Cusco where you will be met and transferred back to your hotel. 

*You may be interested in hiking up to Hyuana Picchu or Machu Picchu mountain. These hikes are subject to availability. Enquire for more information. 

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Breakfast at your hotel. At the designated time you will be picked up and transferred to the airport for your flight from Cusco to Lima. Upon arrival in Lima you will connect for your flight departing homeward bound. 

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Quote in US Dollars/ per person

$1290 Double Occupancy
$1567 Single Occupancy 


INCLUSIONS & DETAILS

Accommodation

- 1 night at Lima Airport at the Wyndham Hotel (4 Star) 
- 2 nights in Cusco at Casa Andina San Blas (3 Star)

Info regarding these hotels below. We do offer other hotels so ask one of our Travel Specialists for more information. All hotels based on US Standards. 

This hotel is conveniently located within Lima's Jorge Chavez International Airport, only 20 metres walk away from the arrivals area. It provides comfortably furnished rooms and suites that include 26 inch LCD TV with cable, free Wi-Fi, and marble bathrooms. Rooms feature a 32 inch LCD TV and a separate living room. Guests can keep fit at the gym or relax at the spa. There is a restaurant and bar where breakfast, lunch, and dinner, as well as a variety of drinks are served. The hotel is ideally located to provide ideal accommodation for guests in transit to a host of Peruvian destinations. A retreat to relax, unwind, rest, and recharge your batteries either before or after your Peruvian vacation.


Room Features

192 non-smoking guest rooms and suites effortlessly fuse form and function with well-designed amenities and modern conveniences, including plush bedding with pillow top mattresses, free WiFi, flat screen TVs, fully stocked mini-bars, marble bathrooms with soaking tubs and showers, spacious work desks with ergonomic chairs, free local calls, electronic safes, and coffee/tea makers. 


Services

Sauna, Gym, Relaxation centre with plunge pool, Business center 24 hrs, Spa, Laundry service, Massage, Restaurant, Bar, Buffet Breakfast included

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This cozy and comfortable hotel is located in the Arts & Crafts neighbourhood of San Blas, a short walk from the busy main square in Cusco. Centrally located on top of a hill. Casa Andina San Blas combines historic architecture with great views of the city. The hotel has 38 comfortable non-smoking rooms, built around an ancient stone courtyard. San Blas is a quieter area rich with culture, and has access to a host of cafés and restaurants. 


Room Features

1 Queen bed or 2 Twin beds, Desk / Breakfast table, Indoor patio view, Safety box, Heater, Shower, Hair dryer


Services

Reception Service, Wi-Fi internet available in certain areas ask reception, Internet Center, ATM, Buffet Breakfast included


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Transfers & Transportation

- Pick up from airport in Cusco & transfer to hotel (Roundtrip)

Trek Inclusions

- English Speaking Guide
- Entrance Fee to the Inca Trail 
- Private transportation to Piscacucho, where the trek begins. 
- Shuttle Bus from Machu Picchu to Aguas Calientes
- Vistadome Train from Aguas Calientes back to Ollantaytambo 
- Transportation from Ollantaytambo to your hotel in Cusco
- Full meals during the trek. (3 Breakfasts, 3 Wake Up Teas, 4 Snacks, 3 Lunches, 3 Team Times, 3 Dinners) 
- Buffet Lunch at the Sanctuary Lodge (Day 4)
- Filtered and boiled water
- Chef and supporting staff 
- Porters for passenger´s luggage and camping equipment (Porters will carry 7kgs/ 15.4lbs of passengers personal luggage) 
- Whole Camping gear: North Face Tent Four Season Mountain 25
- Inflatable Mattress Therm-a-rest
- Sleeping Bag -15°C
- Personal Duffle Bag 7kgs/ 15.4lbs 
- Dining Tent, Cooking Tent, Bathroom Tent
- Kitchen Dishes 
- First Aid Kit, Oxygen, Communication equipment: Walkie Talkies 

If you love nature and the countryside, the PeruRail Vistadome is exactly what you’re looking for. The panoramic windows located beside and above your seat will bring you close to nature unlike anything you’ve experienced before.The Peru Rail Vistadome train offers a unique connection with the scenery along the way to Machu Picchu, making passengers feel as if they were somehow part of the nature that surrounds them. Return trips on the Peru Rail Vistadome also offer an onboard fashion show, featuring the exclusive baby alpaca wool collection with the latest trends in alpaca apparel, all available for sale. As an added bonus, you can enjoy live dances inspired by the ancient culture of the Andes. Passengers also receive a snack made from local ingredients, so you can get the full Andean experience through the cuisine. The trip also includes non-alcoholic beverages for your onboard refreshment. The small details really do matter, picking the right time train is really important. When returning to Cusco from Aguas Calientes, we recommend a train departing Aguas Calientes around 4pm. This way you will get to enjoy the views during daylight while also getting back to Cusco by dinner time. 

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Meals

- All breakfasts included at all hotels
- All meals included on your trek
- Buffet Lunch at the Sanctuary Lodge

We offer this buffet lunch experience for all our guests visiting Machu Picchu. After a very early start and exploring the ruins all morning you will have worked yourself up an appetite. The only restaurant located up at Machu Picchu Citadel and offering an excellent spread at the buffet its the best way to relax and enjoy a delicious lunch after your visit to Machu Picchu. There are 2 large self-serve counters that include a selection of appetizers, 4 main courses, and several dessert options. Bread, salads and pasta side dishes are also on offer. Coffee, herbal teas and soft drinks are also available at a smaller drinks stand to the rear. With few quality choices available in the town of Aguas Calientes below and being time constrained to catch your train this is the very best choice. 

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Not Included

Domestic flights
- Lima to Cusco (Roundtrip)
Approx. price (US$80 - $150)
We get the best rates on Domestic Flights. Ask one of our Travel Specialists for a quotation.

Inca Trail Tips
On the Inca Trail you will need to pay a tip to the guide which will get distributed amongst the guide, porters and cooks. As a reference a good tip would be around 150 soles (US$50) total. That covers the guide, porter and cooks. Also take with you an extra 50 soles (US$16) on the trek to buy drinks and snacks from the locals.  

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