7 Day Inca Trail Tour

Location: Cusco, Peru
Tour code: VTCus-9

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Each day of this 7 day Peru tour offers a new challenge, each visit along the way is better than the last and every memory made is infinite.This 7-day adventure is the best way to see Peru, the best choice to witness its greatness. You will visit multiple attractions and remaining sites of the ancient Inca Empire as you travel along the region with a guide. This 7-day tour is for the people comfortable with lots of traveling and trekking in between destinations, walking, trekking and sleeping over in campsites in addition to provided and further mentioned hotels.

Tour Highlights:

  • Imperial city of Incas
  • Temples,sights and attractions 
  • Transportation and guided tour
  • Hiking,trekking and outdoor activities
  • Professional chef and handcrafted,traditional meals

Day 1 Flight to the Imperial city of the Incas

After you arrive in Cusco, a representative will be waiting for you. We will pick you up in our private transportation and take you to your hotel, where you will spend the night. You will have a whole day to relax and enjoy the beauty Cusco has to offer. Hotel accommodation is provided.

IMPORTANT:: Check-in is around 12:00pm and check-out is around 10:00am. (Early check-in is possible for an additional charge).

Optional: Cusco City tour (Not Include)
We will pick you up at 2:00 pm from your hotel to start the tour and visiting the following places.

  • The Koricancha: Temple of the sun.
  • The Cathedral: Marvel of the religious art.
  • Sacsayhuaman: a majestic place with impressive works in stone, some up to 120 tons.
  • Q´enqo:(Labyrinth) a religious center dedicated to the adoration of the Earth.
  • Puca Pucara:(reddish place) that was used as a military control center.
  • Tambomachay:(Temple of the Water) a center of adoration and worship of water.

Ending around 6:30 pm, we will drop you off back at your hotel.

Day 2 OPEN DAY (Extra activities to do)

OPTION 1. – HALF DAY CITY TOUR

We will pick you up around 2:00 pm at the start the tour. The places we will visit are:

  • The main cathedral (Plaza de Armas)
  • Qoricancha (The temple of the sun)
  • Four archeological sites, which include: Sacsayhuaman, Q´enqo, Pucapucara and Tambomachay.

The tour ends at around 6:00 pm, after which, we drop you off at your hotel. Meals are not included on this tour but we are always happy to offer suggestions. We do offer an optional buffet dinner with a folkloric show at an additional $24 USD per person.

  

OPTION 2. - FULL DAY SACRED VALLEY

You will have breakfast (which is included) and picked up from your hotel around 8:15 am. This will be a full day excursion to the Urubamba Valley, visiting the colorful native market in the town of Pisac. Where you can appreciate the mixture of colors, traditions, have an opportunity to test your bartering skills, interact with the local craftsmen and purchase their hand-made souvenirs. Pisac is located at the entrance of the Sacred Valley. The valley is approximately 31km/19miles from Cusco and at an altitude of 2,970m/9,700 ft. After Pisac, we will go to Urubamba, where we will have a delicious lunch buffet at Tunupa restaurant. We continue our journey to Ollantaytambo, the oldest continuously occupied town in the South American continent. The narrow streets of Ollantaytambo, along with their canals, have not changed much from the time of the Incan Empire. They display their ancestral inheritance and will give you a feeling of what it was like to live during that time. Our last stop on our journey will be the Chinchero market. Chinchero is believed to be the mythical birthplace of the rainbow! Its main attraction in tourism is its colorful Sunday market, which is less tourist-orientated than the market at Pisac. Our journey ends, returning you to the Plaza de Armas in Cusco around 6:30 pm. The night is free for you to eat in any restaurant of your choice; although we always have plenty of suggestions available should you require them.

Day 3 The Start of the Adventure – "Inca flat"!

The total distance to be covered on day 3 in the Inca Trail is approximately 12km (5 to 6 hours). We will pick you up from your hotel around 4:00 or 4:30 am (the exact time is confirmed at the briefing) and travel by bus to Piskacucho (which is called kilometer 82), this is where the trail begins. There will be a breakfast stop in Ollantaytambo (6:30-7am) to load up on energy! Breakfast is not included in the trip. Upon arrival at kilometer 82 (around 8:30 am), you will have some time to organize yourselves (use of the restrooms, applying sunscreen, insect repellents, and more). Arriving at the trail's first control point, you will have to show your entrance tickets, passports and (if paying a student rate) your student card. The start of the trail (2720m/8923ft), we cross the Vilcanota River and follow it to the right. The first day is relatively easy (a warm-up along the Incan flat terrain) you will have great views of an Incan Fortress (Huillca Raccay), the vast and incredible Incan site of Llactapata (officially called Patallacta), the Urubamba mountain range that divides the jungle, the Andes along with views of the beautiful snow-capped peak of W'akay Willca (5860m/19225ft), known in books as Veronica. Our first campsite called Ayapata is located in the small village of Wayllabamba (3000m/9842ft) in the temperate green valley of the same name. Temperatures at night are usually around 5ºC (depending on the month).

 Day 4 The Trail Trial! We go over 2 passes...

The total distance to be covered on day 4 in the Inca Trail is approximately 16km (8 to 9 hours). Upon waking up at 5 (or 5:30 am) and breakfast, we will start a steep ascent towards the highest pass along the Inca Trail called the Abra de Warrmihuañusca or Dead Woman's Pass (4200m/13779ft). On our way up to the pass, you will see lots of hummingbirds among other species of birds. We will also have time to appreciate an incredible variety of native plants and trees such as the Polylepis or Q'ueuña trees, which grow in the astonishing cloud forest located at 3650m/11972ft. You will feel a real sense of achievement upon reaching the top! After a rest at the top, we will begin our descent to the lunch stop, which is located at Pacaymayu (3550m/11646ft). After lunch, we shall begin our second two-hour steep climb towards Runkuraqay pass (almost 4000m). We arrive at our campsite around 5 pm. Temperatures at this campsite can be around 4ºC during the night!

Day 5 Back in the past! Beautiful scenery!

The total distance to be covered on day 5 in the Inca Trail is 10km (approximately 5 hours). This is the most impressive day (in our opinion) so just keep thinking of that on the ascent on day 4! We wake up for breakfast around 6 am to start the day with a gentle climb and visit the archaeological site of Phuyupatamarca(meaning Town in the Clouds) while reaching the third highest point along the trail (3680m). The views of the mountains, canyons and surrounding areas are spectacular! The Incan site of Phuyupatamarca is located a few minutes by walking from the third pass and after visiting this point. We continue walking through the cloud forest and the impressive agricultural Incan site of Intipata until we arrive at our third campsite Wiñay Wayna (2680m/8792ft). On this day, we will only walk about 4 to 5 hours and arrive at our campsite by lunchtime! A short distance from our campsite is an Incan site of the same name Wiñay Wayna(meaning Forever Young). Even if you are tired after the day's trek, don't miss out on visiting one of the most impressive sites along the trail. Temperatures during the night are around 12º C.

Day 6 Machu Picchu in its Glory!

The total distance to be covered on day 6 in the Inca Trail is 5km (approximately 2 hours).

We leave our last campsite at about 5:30 am on the final day of our journey (breakfast will be around 3:30-4:00 am). It’s an early start in order to get to Inti Punku otherwise known as the Sun gate (2730m/8792ft) before sunrise. This is the place where you will have your first dramatic view of Machu Picchu (2400m/7873ft) with the sun rising over it! After some time there, we will walk down the last part of the trail to a spot where you can take the classic picture postcard shot of this ancient citadel. Finally, we will visit Machu Picchu! Your tour guide will give you a walking tour (2 hours) and after this, you can explore the mysterious citadel by yourself. You will meet your tour guide in Aguas Calientes (the small town that hosts the citadel of Machu Picchu)! You can reach this town by bus or foot(which is approximately 2 hours) have lunch and be given your train tickets back to Cusco. The train takes you as far as Ollantaytambo and then a bus will take you the rest of the way to Cusco. Your train leaves Aguas Calientes in the afternoon so you need to be at the train station 30 minutes early ahead of time (your tour guide will tell you the exact times). In Ollantaytambo, you will have a bus waiting for you to return to Cusco. A representative will be waiting for you when you arrive in Cusco to take you to Hotel Casa Andina Cusco, where you will spend the night.

 Day 7 Bye Bye Cusco!

After having breakfast in the hotel, we will pick you up and take you to the airport in order to catch your plane.

 

 

 

 

 

Inclusions

Inca Trail Price Includes:

  • All pickups from the airport to the hotel and vice versa
  • All hotel accommodations (Casa Andina Cusco classic or similar standard hotels)
  • All breakfasts are included with the accommodations

Inca trail 4 days includes the following:

  1. Entrances to the Inca trail trek
  2. Entrances to Machu Picchu
  3. Professional bilingual tour guide.
  4. Assistant tour guide (for groups of 9 people or more)
  5. Bus to KM 82.
  6. Bus ticket from Machu Picchu to Aguas Calientes
  7. Train from Aguas Calientes to Ollantaytambo
  8. Bus from Ollantaytambo train station to Cusco (on day 6)
  9. Water (You will only need water for the first morning then we will provide you hot or cold boiled water).
  10. 3 breakfasts, 3 lunches, 3-afternoon snacks, 3 dinners and various snacks to be eaten throughout the day.
  11. Dining tent with tables and chairs.
  12. Professional chef.
  13. 4-man tent (per 2 people).
  14. Foam sleeping mattresses.
  15. Porters: They carry cooking and camping equipment (INCLUDING FOAM MATTRESSES AND CAMPING TENTS).
  16. Oxygen bottles.
  17. First aid kit.

Exclusions
  • Sleeping bags
  • Inflatable mattresses
  • Walking sticks for the Inca Trail and Machu Picchu Hike
  • First breakfast and last lunch along the Inca Trail trek are not included.
  • Extra personal porter for the Inca Trail
  • Tips
  • Meals that are not otherwise stated.
  • Single Supplement ($400 USD for accommodation and tent).

Additional info
  • Although most of the planning and preparation is taken care of for you, there are still a few things you should know and some details you should take care of to ensure your comfort, safety, and peace of mind.Please review the following information before your departure to the Inca Trail to ensure that any surprises along the way will only be pleasant ones.

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Departure description

After you arrive in Cusco, a representative  will be waiting for you. We will pick you up in our private transportation and take you to your hotel, where you will spend the night. You will have a whole day to relax and enjoy the beauty Cusco has to offer. 

IMPORTANT:: Check-in is around 12:00pm and check-out is around 10:00am. (Early check-in is possible for an additional charge).


Departure point
Airline arrival pick-up., As agreed with the traveler.
Directions to departure


Return details
As agreed with the traveler.
Tour language
  • English
  • Spanish
Time From To
Monday, January 1, 2018 Monday, December 31, 2018

Cancelations 14 days or less before the tour start will result in a 100% charge.

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