4 Days Trekking tour itinerary for Machu Picchu & Cusco: Follow The Exciting Inca Trail
Machu Picchu, Cusco
Enjoy the beautiful views of snow-covered peaks, panoramic views around as you ascend towards most famous Inca citadel. En-route, explore the archaeological complexes finishing with a guided tour of the ruins and monuments, such as the Main Square, the Circular Tower, the Sacred Solar Clock, the Royal Quarters, the Temple of the Three Windows and the cemeteries.
Cusco - km 82 - Huayllabamba
At approximately 6:30 am, your guide will pick you up from your hotel to transfer you by bus to km 82 where you will arrive at approx. 10:30 am.
Here you will meet the team that will join you during the trek, such as the porters, camp assistants and cooks.
Begin the walk. The first day is quite easy and during the first kilometres, you will have a beautiful view of the snow-peaked Veronica Mountain. Walking alongside the Vilcanota River until you arrive at the Archaeological Complex of Patallacta, where you will have lunch and gain energy to reach Huayllabamba, where the first camp is set up.
Huayllabamba - Pacaymayo
After breakfast, the hardest part of the trail begins, with a steep ascent, followed by 3 hours walking until reaching the first step, called Warmiwañusca (Dead Woman), up to 4200 m.a.s.l. approximately. You will not only enjoy incredible panoramic views from here but you will also have the satisfaction to have reached the top.
After lunch in Vizcachayoc, descend towards Pacaymayo (3500 m.a.s.l.) for dinner and camp.
Pacaymayo - Wiñayhuayna
After breakfast, the ascent will begin until the second most important step of the route, up to 3900 m.a.s.l., where you will enjoy a guided visit to the Archaeological Complex Runkurakay and the Inca Citadel of Sayacmarca (3,600 m.a.s.l.).
Eat lunch in Chaqquicocha.
Continue walking towards Phuya Patamarca (Town in Clouds), another important archaeological monument.
After a brief rest, continue walking until arriving at Wiñay Huayna (Always Young), for a guided visit to this spectacularly located Archaeological Complex.
Dinner and overnight in the camp
Note: The above are the regular campsites according to the circuit operated by Enjoy Peru. However, these can vary according to disposition levied by the Machu Picchu Management Unit without previous warning, but which will not affect the itinerary.
Wiñay Huayna – Machu picchu - Cusco
After breakfast (05:00 approx.), start walking for one hour by the forest until the Inti Punku (Door of the Sun), known as the front door to Machu Picchu, from where you will be able to have an impressive panoramic view of the Inca Citadel.
Upon arrival to Machu Picchu, you will have a guided tour of the ruins and monuments, such as the Main Square, the Circular Tower, the Sacred Solar Clock, the Royal Quarters, the Temple of the Three Windows and the cemeteries. Free time to stroll around the Citadel.
Meet the rest of the group to be transferred by bus to Aguas Calientes for lunch (not included).
In the afternoon, return to Cusco by train.
Upon arrival in Cusco, transfer to your selected hotel.
1 Train ticket Machu Picchu-Cusco.
Entrance fee to the Inca Trail and Machu Picchu.
Porters for equipment and cooks service.
Arrival and departure transfers.
All applicable taxes.
Bilingual guided tours (English, Spanish).
All meals as indicated in the itinerary.
Camping equipment including tents, sleeping bag mattresses, kitchen tent, lunch tent, etc.
International and Domestic flights (Lima/Cusco/Lima: US$ 26O approx. by Peruvian Airlines, 480.00$ USA by Lan Peru).
Airport taxes ($30.25 for international flights and $6.05 for domestic flights).
Lunch on day 4.
Alcoholic drinks, soda or bottled mineral water.
International or National personal telephone calls.
Personal porters (rucksack and other personal equipment will have to be carried by the passenger).
In the Urubamba River Valley, within a spectacular setting of lush jungle vegetation and rugged mountainous landscapes, lies Machu Picchu.
The Inca Trail is just a small part of an Incan highway system that integrated the four regions of the Tawantinsuyo Empire.
Machu Picchu, Cusco
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