Inca Trail 7 Days / 6 days

Description

The lost city of the Incas, Machu Picchu. The real route that Inca people walk to sacred city is known worldly as the “Inca Trail”. The route (43 kilometers / 27,000 miles approximately) is through this Andean path is and unforgettable and pleasant experience. The trail preserves plain block stones, stairs, tunnels and wooden bridge; crossing rivers, moderate valleys, cloudy warm jungle, and cold Andean altitudes. The route in this Andean trail is part of a new experience where the visitor can meditate on advanced civilization and the spiritual greatness of the Andean people whose greatest achievement was the Inca empire. the places to visit during the trail are Wayllabamba, Warmiwañusca, Pacaymayo, Puyhu Patamarka, Wiñay Huayna and Machu Picchu. It is very important the food, acclimation in Cusco city because in the trail are different altitudes and climates mostly in rainy times as the abra of Warmihuañuscca (4,200 m.a.s.l. / 14,000 ft.). the most important is the good physical condition. The Antara Travel Agency staff will inform you appropriately on this experience to be pleasant and unforgettable.

If you want made this tour of adventure you need acclimate to the altitude in Cusco city at least two days, and the guide of the Antara staff, because the difficulty level is different each day. In these days you can know the city and sacred valley of the Incas and / or any other activity.

Included

Included:

  • Transfers in / out.
  • Tour of the city.
  • Sacred Valley tour + lunch.
  • Entrance fee tickets.
  • Camping equipment (tents: dining room, kitchen and bathroom).
  • Meals
  • Support staff.
  • First aid equipment.
  • Tour guide.
  • Hotel in Cusco.
  • Tickets for Machupicchu.
  • Train tickets to the city of Cusco.

Not included:

  • Personal expenses..
  • Second income to tourist attractions.
  • Sleeping bag.
  • Tips.
  • Others not specified.

Suggestion to take:

  • Small backpack.
  • Passport original.
  • Money small denomination.
  • Sun clothes, cold clothes.
  • Sun glasses.
  • Jacket or poncho for the rain.
  • Hiking shoes.
  • Sun cap.
  • Sunscreen.
  • Mineral water.
  • Mosquito repellent.
  • Camera and / or camcorder.

 

Itinerary

Cusco – city

Day 01.- the great opportunity to appreciate the Inca culture in all its splendor.

In the afternoon a city tour to imperial city of Cusco with the Antara guide, it begins at Plaza de Armas, the Cathedral, the Sun Palace or Koricancha, visitors can see typical Inca streets; also, visit to ruins of Sacsayhuaman located in the high side of city, this place is ideal to take pictures, then the Quenco amphitheater, Puca Pucara, the “the bath of Ñusta”, Tambomachay, return to hotel.

Cusco – Sacred Valley

Day 02.- prepare to nice experience and appreciate large fields of corn and potato in diverse variety.

After breakfast the guide will be at the hotel for tour at sacred valley of the Incas. It begins with a nice experience in route to Pisac, we will visit the handicraft center Awanacnacha, see the camelids like llama, alpaca, vicuña animal of fine wool, and the guanaco. After, we will go to handicraft market of Pisac, where locals keep a inca commercial system called “barter” it is interchange of product by product. Then a delicious rural lunch, in the country estate house “Orihuela”, where there are some inca pieces and paintings of the School Cusquean, finally, we will visit the Inca town Ollantaytambo, where the streets and houses of inca style are preserved. Return to hotel.

Cusco – Huayllabamba

Day 03.- without a doubt a special day we start the Inca Trail.

The journey begins at kilometer 82 where we will enter to Inca Trail net to start a new adventure. We will border the Urubamba river located on the Urubamba valley, we will to up slowly to Piscachuco valley en route to Huayllabamba Community, where we will camp.

  • Altitude: 2.954 m.a.s.l. / 9694 ft.
  • Distance covered: 12.00 km / 7.47 miles.
  • Time: 5 – 6 hrs.

Huayllabamba – Pacaymayo

Day 04.- the opportunity to take pictures.

We will go to the second step, it is lower than first one, in Runkurakay (3,900 m.a.s.l. / 12,800 ft.), we will descend two hours till archeological complex of Sayacmarca. After, we will continue our trek hiking deep in a typical climate of Semi-Tropical Cloudy Forest to Phuyupatamarca, the starting point of our last camp located on Wiñaywayna: where is one the most important archaeological inca complex after Machu Picchu.

  • Altitude: 3,974 m.a.s.l. / 13039 ft.
  • Distance covered: 16 km / 9.94 miles
  • Time: 08 hrs.

Pacaymayo – Wiñaywayna

Day 05.- special day to visit and appreciate the Inca architecture fullness.

Partirá rumbo al segundo paso, el cual se encuentra más bajo que el primero, en Runkurakay (3.900 m.s.n.m.), para luego descender, por un tiempo promedio de 2 horas, hasta el complejo arqueológico de Sayacmarca. Después de visitar el lugar, retomará la caminata notando el cambio de clima típico de Bosque Nublado semi-tropical, que lo conducirá a Phuyupatamarca, punto de partida hacia su último campamento ubicado en Wiñaywayna: lugar que alberga uno de los complejos arqueológicos incas más importantes después de Machu Picchu.

  • Altitude: 3,974 m.a.s.l. / 13039 ft.
  • Distance covered: 16 km / 9.94 miles
  • Time: 08 hrs.

Wiñaywayna – Machupicchu – Cusco

Day 06.- beautiful day to enjoy the citadel.

We will go to famous Inti Punku or “Gate of the Sun”, where you will can get the first view of the majestic Machu Picchu. After a short walk we will arrive to the lost city of the Incas, after a well-deserved break immersed to energy of this place we will start a guided tour. After some hours we will return to the hotel.

  • Altitude: 2,732 m.a.s.l. / 8964 ft.
  • Machu Picchu Altitude: 2,400 m.a.s.l. / 7872 ft.
  • Distance covered: 04 km / 2.49 miles
  • Time: 02 hrs.

Day 07.- after the breakfast, transfer to airpot return flight and end of Antara services.

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