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Trail to Machupicchu - Trekking Inka Trail
|The most important Inca road was the Camino Real, as it
is known in Spanish, with a length of 5200km (3230mi). It
began in Quito, Ecuador, passed through Cusco, and ended in
what is now Tucuman, Argentina. The Camino Real traversed
the mountain ranges of the Andes, with peak altitudes of
more than 5000m. El Camino de la Costa, the coastal trail,
with a length of 4,000 km (2420mi), ran parallel to the sea
and was linked with the Camino Real by many smaller routes.
The Incas built a vast network of roads to be able to
communicate with the four regions of their huge empire, the
Inca road system was constructed in pre-Columbian South
America. Traversing the Andes Mountains and reaching heights
of over 5000m (16500f) above sea level, the trails connected
the regions of the Inca Empire from the northern provincial
capital in Quito, Ecuador past the modern city of Santiago,
Chilean the south of territory.
The networks were known as Qhapap Nan (the sovereign's
highway). There is remains of the Qhapaq Nan (The Inca
trail) throughout Peru that are still used to this day by
local farmers sometimes accompanied by pack animals, usually
the Llama. The trails were used by the Inca people as a
means of relaying messages, carried via knotted-cord Quipu,
books, and by memory; and for transporting goods. Messages
could be carried by Chasqui runners covering as much as
242km (150mi) per day. There were approximately 2,000 inns,
or Tambos, placed at even intervals along the trails. The
inns provided food, shelter and military supplies to the
tens of thousands who traveled the roads. There were corrals
for Llamas and stored provisions such as corn, lima beans,
dried potatoes, and Llama Jerky. Along the roads, local
villagers would plant fruit trees that were watered by
Today, hiking the Inca trail to Machu Picchu, the so-called
“Lost City of the Incas”. There are many well-preserved
ruins along the way, variety of eco-systems and dazzling
scenery. The Inca trail is one of the world's most important
trekking and camping routes and is possible to get there in
2 days/1 night or 4 days/3 nights and find the altitude
between minimum 2600m - 8528ft; maximum 4200m - 13776ft.
Our classical 2 days group service trek is the most popular
trek to Machu Picchu. With this trek service you can join
one of our groups and find variety of like-minded people
from all over the world. This service is perfect for couples
and small groups of friends.
|Intineray Day by Day:(B)= breakfast / (L)= lunch /
Day 1: Cusco - Wiñaywayna - Aguas Calientes (L) (D)
We leave Cusco early in the morning by train to Km 104 where
the trek starts. Upon arrival we visit the ruin of
Chachabamba in 2250 masl. Here agricultural product from
other areas where collected to be brought to Machu Picchu.
Then we begin our walk towards Wiñay Wayna. On the way we
have beautiful views of the Urubamba river and the chances
are many to see different kinds of the famous orchid family.
We turn around the last corner and have the amazing Wiñay
Wayna rigth below us, we stop to make a visit of this
interesting and important inca site. After a few minutes
walking we stop for lunch. In the afternoon we walk the last
hours towards Machu Picchu, that we see on a distance from
the Inti Punku (Gate of the Sun) in the beautiful afternoon
sun before continuing down to Aguas Calientes. We spend the
night in a nice hostal in town.
Day 2: Machu Picchu - Cusco
After breakfast we'll arrive at Machu Picchu ruins (2400 m).
Guided tour of the ruins for approximately 3 hours followed
by some time at leisure for lunch. In the afternoon, we take
the train back to Cusco, upon arrival transfer to your
Hotel. End of services.
- Transportation by train to head of trail (104 Km.)
- Train ticket back to Cusco
- Entrance ticket to Inka Trail and Machu Picchu
- Bus tickets Machu Picchu / Aguas Calientes / Machu Picchu
- 01 night accommodation in Aguas Calientes (inc. breakfast)
- Transfer train station / Hotel
- English/Spanish speaker professional guide during all Inca
- Meals as mentioned in the itinerary
Cost by Person 325
Real Time Checking
a. Reservations will be made in the offices of the
Departmental Headquarters of the Instituto Nacional de
Cultura in Cusco, receiving confirmation with corresponding
Note: Reservations will be subject to the daily capacity
emitted by the UGM (500 people, including guides, porters,
helpers and visitors), therefore we recommend you to reserve
your place far in advance.
b. The entrance permits can be bought even 360 days before
the trip begins.
c. To buy the entrance permits, the Tour Operator must pay
100% and provide full names, passport numbers, ages,
nationalities and passport photocopies of all those going on
the trip, to the relevant authorities. The traveler must
send this information and documents to us from his or her
d. Wrong information on travelers will result in the
non-acceptance of their entrance permits, and no
reimbursement of fees will be made in this case.
e. Only people under 28 years old with valid International
Student Identification will be considered as a student,
entitling them to a discount on the RED entrance fee.
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