- Explore Peru with a Machu Picchu tour and experience one of the most famous and incredible trekking routes in the world! The Inca Trail to Machu Picchu is one of the most impressive examples of the approximate 40000 kilometers of roads built by the Incas over 500 years ago! Incan road roads were built across the deserts, highlands and jungles stretching from south Colombia throughout Peru, Bolivia, northern and central Chile and to the northwest part of Argentina! The Inca Trail tours starts in a typical Andean region and finishes in a jungle region going through cloud forests, Incan tunnels, bridges and snow on the way. Undertaking this trek is an opportunity to go back in time and live with the Incas for 5 indescribable days. Remember, the Inca Trail is not only for your feet but also for your mind!
The Inca trail adventure to Machu Picchu begins:
Pick you up from your hotel at 4:00 or 4:30am and travel by bus to Piskacucho There will be a breakfast stop in Ollantaytambo.
On arrival at kilometer 82 . The first day is relatively easy we will have great views of the site of an Incan Fortress ('Huillca Raccay'), and incredible Incan site of Llactapata Our first campsite (Ayapata)
The Trail Trial! We go over 2 passes...
After waking up at 5:30 am will take a breakfast, we will start a steep ascent (Abra de Warrmihuañusca or Dead Woman's Pass). also we begin the descent for arrive Pacaymayu for the lunch . After lunch, begins the second two hour steep climb to Runkuraqay , we arrive at our campsite by 5 pm.
Back in the past! Beautiful scenery!
We wake up for breakfast at 6am with a gentle climb to visit the archaeological site of 'Phuyupatamarca . in this place will see the landscape of the heights until we arrive at our third campsite, Wiñay Wayna . Today, we will walk about 4 to 5 hours and have arrive at camp by lunch time. A short distance from this campsite is located the Incan site of the same name, 'Wiñay Wayna' ('Forever Young').
Machu Picchu in its Glory + Aguas Calientes
We leave the last campsite at about 5:30am on the final day (breakfast is around 3:30-4:00am). It is an early start in order to get to 'Inti Punku' ('Sun gate') . This is the place where you will have your first dramatic view of Machu Picchu. Finally, we visit Machu Picchu itself! Walking tour (2 hours) is given by your guide and after this you can explore the mysterious city by yourselves. You will meet your guide in Aguas Calientes (Machu Picchu town) for lunch and check in at the hotel. After a nap, if there is still some energy, we will enjoy and relax at the hot springs!
Time go return back to Cusco!
After lunch, you’ll be given train tickets back to Cusco. Your train will leave in the afternoon and so try to be at the train station 30 minutes before it leaves. The train included is until Ollantaytambo, where a representative of Valencia Travel Cusco will be waiting for you to take you back (private transportation) to your hotel in Cusco.