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4-Day Machu Picchu Trek From Cusco
  • Tour Category

    Group Tour

  • Tour Types

    Trekking, Sightseeing, Camping

  • Duration

    4 Days

  • Activity Level

    Easy

  • Language

    English, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Spanish

Description

Enjoy a 4-day trekking to Machu Picchu and indulge in the beautiful views of snow-covered peaks, panoramic views. Ascend towards the 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.

Highlights
  • Follow the Exciting Inca Trail
  • Experience the beautiful view of the Veronica Mountain
  • Explore ruins and monuments at Machu Picchu
  • Day 1 : Begin the hike from Cusco expand_more
    • Meet the guide at 6:30 am. Arrive at the hotel by 10:30 am.

    • 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 kilometers, you will have a beautiful view of the snow-peaked Veronica Mountain. Walk alongside the Vilcanota River and reach the Archaeological Complex of Patallacta.

    • Have lunch and gain energy to reach Huayllabamba, where the first camp is set up.

  • Day 2 : Trek to Huayllabamba to Pacaymayo expand_more
    • 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. Enjoy the incredible panoramic views from here.

    • After lunch in Vizcachayoc, descend towards Pacaymayo (3500 m.a.s.l.) for dinner and camp.

  • Day 3 : Trek to Pacaymayo to Wiñayhuayna expand_more
    • After breakfast, the ascent will begin until the second most important step of the route, up to 3900 m.a.s.l. 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. 


  • Day 4 : Reach Machu Picchu expand_more
    • 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, explore 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. 

What's Included
  • 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.

  • Sleeping Bag.

  • Mattress.

What's Excluded
  • 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.

  • Baggage excess.

  • Alcoholic drinks, soda, or bottled mineral water.

  • Personal expenses.

  • Tips.

  • International or National personal telephone calls.

  • Personal porters (rucksack and other personal equipment will have to be carried by the passenger).

Meeting Point

Cusco, Peru

Cancellation Policy

For cancellations upto 2 days before the tour -

Refund of 80% of the tour price.
Tour Reviews
  • Derek

    I would say Axel was more of a tour organiser than a guide.

    His local knowledge was very limited and repeatedly consulted the driver when asked questions.

    Very little information was offered and was always prompted by ourselves for information.

    There was never any commentary.

    Despite telling us otherwise we believe that the  stay with a local family in Puna was his first time and had not been to the property before.

    1 we were told to get off at a train stop that did not exist.

    2 we arrived after dark and he had difficulty in finding the location.

    3. He did not know the name of the owners of the house.

    4. The standard of accommodation for this property was very basic to say the least and not commensurate with the price paid.

Starting From

From

USD 780.00 / person

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