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|The roads varied in quality and size. In the flatlands
and highlands the roads ran from 6-8 meters wide, while in
the steep mountains the stone roads narrowed to one meter,
but were deft at defying the aggressive steep slopes of the
Hiking the Inca Trail is a highly rewarding holiday choice!
It is the best of its kind in the world, due to its
exquisite natural beauty and unforgettable views offering a
wide variety of ecological areas, from deserts to tropical
Andean cloud forest; home to exotic plants and animal life.
On the Inca Trail, there are over 250 known species of
orchids , and in the different ecosystems, numerous rare
birds, animals, and reptiles including several species
considered to be in danger of extinction.
Walking the ancient Inca Trail gives you the opportunity to
visit overgrown Inca buildings undiscovered by the Spanish
Empire, giving you the feeling that you are the first to
come across them.
Walking this Andean highway is a truly fascinating and
unforgettable experience. The Trail is paved with blocks of
stone, It has stone stairways, tunnels and wooden bridges.
It crosses rivers, streams, temperate valleys, warm cloud
forests and cold highlands.
These treks are subject to the Inca Trail regulations and
trek permits must be reserved well advance. Trek permits can
sell out as far ahead as 5 months in advance. Check out the
availability of Inca Trail trek permits in real-time. All
companies offering these treks must have a special Inca
|Intineray Day by Day:(B)= breakfast / (L)= lunch /
Day 1: Cusco - Chilca - Wayllabamba (L) (D)
Our guide will pick you up from your hotel in Cusco very
early in the morning, to take bus to the city of Chilca to
begin your trek along the Inca Trail to Machu Picchu. After
approximately three hours walking you will stop for lunch.
Then you will continue walking towards your first camp at
Wayllabamba, on the way you will have a guided tour of the
archaeological complex of Llactapata. Dinner and overnight
in tents at the campsite.
Day 2: Wayllabamba - Warmiwañusca - Pacaymayo (B) (L) (D)
After breakfast, the toughest part of the trail begin,
walking towards the highest point in the Inca Trail where
you will have an unbelievable panoramic view of the whole
area and will observe different types of microclimates.
After a 3 hours walk you will reach the first pass, named
Warmiwañiusca or Dead Woman's Pass, at approximately 4,200
m.a.s.l. Here, you will have a tremendous feeling of
achievement mixed with relief on reaching the top. After
lunch you will continue your walking down to Pacaymayo where
you will camp and have dinner.
Day 3: Pacaymayo - Puya Patamarka - Wiñay Huayna (B) (L)
After breakfast start the descent towards the second most
important pass of the trail at 3,850 m.a.s.l. having a
guided visit at the archaeological complex of Runkurakay and
the Inca citadel of Sayacmarca. Continue your trekking
towards Puya Patamarka (Cloud-level town), another important
archaeological monument, where lunch will be served. After a
short break you will continue walking to Wiñay Huayna
(Forever Young) for a guided visit of this impressive
archaeological complex with a spectacular setting. Dinner
and overnight at the camp.
Day 4: Wiñay Huayna - Machu Picchu - Cusco (B)
After breakfast, have a very early start to arrive in time
for sunrise at Machu Picchu.
After a one hour walk through the forest towards the Inti
Punku or the Gate of the Sun, also known as the Entrance
Gate to Machu Picchu, where you will have the most
impressive panoramic view of the citadel. Upon arrival at
Machu Picchu, three-hours guided tour around the citadel,
visiting the main sites and monuments. After the tour you
will have free time to wander around, then you will meet
with the rest of the group to drive by bus down to Aguas
Calientes. In the afternoon, transfer by train to Cusco (Vistadome
Class). Upon arrival in Cusco transfer to your hotel. End of
- Transportation to head of trail (82 Km.)
- Entrance ticket to Inka Trail and Machu Picchu
- Train ticket back to Cusco
- Transfer train station / Hotel
- Cook and cooking equipment
- Porters service (to carry the tents and cooking equipment,
- Guided visit to Machu Picchu and the ruins along the
- English/Spanish speaker professional guide during all Inca
- Meals as mentioned in the itinerary
- Personal camping equipment such as tents, pad
- Vegetarian food available on request with no extra charge.
Cost by Person 370
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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