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Inca Trail & River Rafting

8D/7N

Prices from: USD 860.00 per person

Towards Machu Picchu, along the ancient Inca Trail you will discover its peculiar architectural features, landscape and the veil of mystery that has woven around it throughout history, which has made it one of the most popular tourist destinations of the planet.

Overview
DURATION 8 days and 7 night  
SEASON From January to December except February for maintenance  
DEPARTURE Daily  
RETURN Private Car  
IMPORTANT VERY IMPORTANT BOOK EARLY YOUR INCA TRAIL PERMITS FOR 2018
The inca Trail permits are limited to just 500 persons per day, and this includes all the staff such as tour guides, porters, and cooks. The government have announced that trek permits for departures in 2018 (from March 2018 ) will go on sale from the beginning of October which is earlier than previous years. The months April, May, and June will sell out very quickly. Last year the entire month of May sold out in a couple of hours if you are thinking to hike the Inca trail you must need to book in advance
 
Itinerary

DAY 1: Cusco - City Tour

Welcome to Cusco!!!
Upon arrival in Cuzco city. Reception at the airport and transfer to your selected hotel where you will have spare time for acclimatization and avoid future problems with altitude.
In the afternoon, start the visit of the most important places of the city (city tour) As the first site we’ll visit is Koricancha Temple, the Main Square and the Cathedral and then continue by bus to visit the archeological centers: The Sacsaywaman temple, Q’enqo, Puca Pucara and finally the Tambomachay temple. We’ll return to the hotel, and you’ll have a free evening.

DAY 2: Sacred Valley

Our best day to acclimatize!!!
8:30 am: We will make a full-day excursion to Urubamba, the sacred valley of the Incas and the ancient Inca market town of Pisac. We will have lunch in Urubamba and then visit Ollantaytambo, the only Inca town that was not defeated by the Spanish. You will have a chance to explore the ruins after to visit this amazing place we are going to take a short way to Chinchero where we are going to visit the typical market and the archeological site after that we enjoyed there we are going to come back to Cusco.

DAY 3: Cusco - Piskacucho Km 82 - Patallaqta - Wayllabamba

Let’s start the adventure!!!!

Early pick up from your hotel, will begin around 5:30 am to 6:00 am. Make sure you carry your original passport & ISIC card if you book like a student.
A spectacular early morning drive through the Sacred Valley of the Incas takes us to our trailhead at Km. 82 (Piskacucho) of the Machu Picchu railroad, Takes about 3 hours. Along the way, we will stop in Ollantaytambo to stretch our legs, use the bathroom, and enjoy breakfast, before continuing to Piscacucho (2,680 m / 8,790 ft.). There we will meet our camp crew and the porters who will carry our belongings during the four days of the trek Passports in hand; we pass the first official Inca Trail check point, cross a suspension foot bridge across the Urubamba River, and begin our trek with a gentle climb.
We have three hours on relatively level terrain as we follow the course of the river, rewarded with superb views of snow - cape mountain Veronica (5,750 m). The easy walk passes through a forest of giant cactus and native bushes. At Miskay we take our lunch, you will continue hiking towards the extensive Inca settlement of Llactapata and appreciate the impressive farming terraces of this complex.

DAY 4: Huayllabamba - Warmi Wañuska (Dead Woman's Pass) - Paqaymayu

Today is our challenging day, we can do it my friends!!!
We wake up 6:00 am, with hot coca tea brought to your tents, to prepare for today's trek which is considered by many people, the hardest day of the Inca trail. You need complete a steep ascent reaching an altitude of 13779 feet above sea level (4200 masl) at Warmi Wañuska pass.

After breakfast, depart from the campsite at around 07:00 hrs. The uphill hike through Llulluchapampa will give you the opportunity to appreciate several species of birds (with luck you may see hummingbirds falcons or some black-chested eagles).
From here the trail traverses a beautiful cloud forest full of Polylepis or Queñua's trees before entering the Puna, a zone characterized by treeless grasslands only found at this altitude across the Andes. Walk at your own pace, to catch your breath or to stretch a muscle. The last hard climb takes us the right to the highest pass of the Inca trail at Warmi Wañuska.
Once at the top you will be rewarded with spectacular views of the Andes, surrounding snow-covered peaks. You will also feel a great sense of accomplishment after conquering Dead Woman's pass., continue traversing the slopes on the left side of the valley all the way to our campsite in Paqaymayu at 11811 feet above sea level (3600 masl).
(About 6 - 7 hr. trekking).

DAY 5: Paqaymayu - Runkuraqay - Sayacmarca - Phuyupatamarca - Wiñayhuayna

After a heartwarming breakfast!!

Today’s hike is exceptionally beautiful because we will pass the ruins of Runkuraqay; Sayacmarca, Phuyupatamarca, Wiñayhuayna and enjoy dramatic views of the Aobamba Valley. Start with a steady ascent to the second highest pass at Runkuracay reaching 12400 feet above sea level (3780 masl) and passing through a circular in control point that occupies a commanding position overlooking the spectacular Vilcabamba mountain range below. Catch your breath and realize the rest of Inca trail is mostly downhill. Be careful with your knees as the descent from the pass to the ruins of Sayacmarca is very steep and you may feel the strain at the end of the day.
The name Sayacmarca means "inaccessible town" and describes the position of the site, perfectly perched on the rocks. The one of a kind Inca trail, now a monumental structure of granite stones, continues through ever-changing layers of cloud forest full of rare orchids, hanging mosses, bromeliads, and tree ferns. Past the Inca tunnel, a gentle climb will take you to the third pass at 12139 feet above sea level (3700 masl), offering incredible views of several snow-capped peaks including Salcantay (20574 ft./6271m) and Veronica (18865 ft./5750m). Close to the pass you will find the impressive ruins of Phuyupatamarca (Cloud-level Town). A brief explanation of the mysteries of Inca architecture, before continuing along splendid paved Inca road to the impressive agricultural site of Intipata and up to the third and last campsite at Wiñayhuayna (forever young) located at 8856 feet above sea level (2700 masl). Wiñayhuayna, named after a variety of pink orchid that grows here, is the last official campsite before Machu Picchu.
Tea time and Dinner.

DAY 6: Wiñaywayna - Intipunku - Machu Picchu

Today is our big day!!!
We will get up very early around 4:00 am - to get to Inti Punku (the Sun Gate), to view Machu Picchu whit the first rays of the sun. That will be a hike of 1-2 hours, with significant upward stretches in the last half. You will be walking in darkness, so a headlight is strongly recommended. The trail is marked and takes about 1½ hours.
The trail contours a mountainside and drops into cloud forest before coming to an almost vertical flight of 50 steps leading up to the final pass at Intipunku (Sun Gate). Suddenly the whole of Machu Picchu.
A final short hike will bring us to the entrance and into the heart of Machu Picchu itself, where we spend the rest of the morning with 2 hours guided tour and some more exploring on your own. The shuttle bus ticket from Machu Picchu to Aguas Calientes is included, departs every 15 minutes and will be available for you descend to Aguas Calientes town.

DAY 7: River Rafting in the Urubamba river

Let’s enjoyed!!!
We pick you up at your hotel, after one and a half hours drive we arrive on the banks of the Upper Urubamba River, on " CUSIPATA RIVER CAMP," our private campground. Our professional Rafting Guides will give you a safety talk and provide you with all the proper equipment for Rafting. We would be floating for approximately two and a half hours, running class II and III rapids. During the rainy season Dec. to early March, the rapids can be class IV and IV plus.
Afterward, we come back at "CUSIPATA RIVER CAMP", to have our lunch and where a hot Sauna and hot showers will be waiting. As an option can do ZIP-LINE over four cables across the river. Our return to Cusco should be around 5 in the afternoon. That evening you can look at the pictures of your trip at our office.

DAY 8: Cusco ? Back Home

Today is our last day is this wonderful city and our farewell, for this reason, our Manager is going to organize an impressive Peruvian lunch in one of the most beautiful restaurant in the city by the afternoon we are going to pick you up from your hotel to airport to back home.

 

What is included?

  • Courtesy transfer from the airport to your hotel in Cusco (Please provide us your flight information)
  • Three nights hotel in Cusco.
  • Visitor ticket, entrance ticket for the city tour and sacred valley.
  • City tour (transfer, tour guide, and transportation)
  • Sacred Valley (transfer, tour guide, transportation, and lunch)
  • River rafting full day (Urubamba River)
  • Pre-departure Inca Trail trek briefing, presented by your tour guides at our downtown Cusco office.
  • Collection from your hotel in Cusco and transfer to Inca Trail at Piskacucho(Km. 82) (trek starting point).
  • Entrance ticket to Inca Trail & Machu Picchu.
  • Weight Allowance: 7kg per trekker (weight to be carried by porters).
  • Visit different Inca archaeological sites during the Inca Trail.
  • Bus ticket Machu Picchu - Aguas Calientes.
  • Expedition train ticket on Day 6 from Aguas Calientes to Ollantaytambo.
  • Collection from the train station and transfer to your hotel.
  • Multilingual guide for Inca Trail.
  • Assistant Guide (for groups of 9 or more people).
  • Professional cooks and cooking equipment.
  • Well treated local porters.
  • Porters service (to carry tents, food and cooking equipment)
  • 3 Nutritious Breakfasts, 3 High-energy Lunches, 3 Delicious Dinners.
  • 3 Tea times.
  • Vegetarian food is available upon request with no extra charge.
  • Nutritious Snacks.
  • Hot tea kindly brought to your tent first thing in the morning.
  • One liter boiled water every day after breakfast to refill your bottles, from the second day.
  • Clean and spacious 4P-capacity Tents – only two people per tent.
  • Comfortable Personal foamy pad (double foam), given to you at the beginning of the trek.
  • Oxygen assistance.
  • First aid equipment.
  • Biodegradable personal hand soaps.
  • Biodegradable detergents to dishwashing used by our kitchen staff
  • Accommodation, food, transport, permits for our porters and cooks.
  • Safe storage of your belongings at our office in Cusco while you are on the trek.
  • Inca Trail survivor certificate.

What is not included?

  • Sleeping bag (If you don’t have a sleeping bag, you can rent with us).
  • Lunch and dinner on the last day: after the guided tour at Machupicchu, you can enjoy free time to further visit the ruins and choose to have lunch either in Machupicchu or in Aguas Calientes at your own expense.
  • Visit to the hot springs in Aguas Calientes: a relaxing way to end-up the 4-day trek while you’re awaiting the return train to Cusco, only 10 minutes from the village center.
  • Tips.

Recommendations

  • Original passport and (ISIC student card if applicable) • A Daypack (for your porter we provide a duffle bag)
  • Warm sleeping bag Minus 8ºC
  • Lighter style trekking boots with good ankle support
  • Trekking poles: metal tips are not allowed on the trail
  • Warm clothes, layers for variable temperature especially at night
  • Thermal underwear can be worn in the sleeping bag or cold conditions
  • Gloves or mittens, scarf, wool socks, woolen hat for cold nights
  • T-shirts and trekking pants that zip off to short pants for comfort
  • Flash light, head torch, and extra batteries
  • Camera and extra batteries
  • Binoculars
  • Wear a hat with a broad visor to keep the sun off your face
  • Sunscreen, and sunglasses
  • Personal medical kit, insect repellent
  • Rain Gear: a good rain jacket, rain poncho
  • Toiletries, toilet paper, small towel
  • 2-litre water bottle, disposable plastic bottles are forbidden in Machupicchu site
  • Water purifying tablets optional, since we provide boiled water
  • Bathing clothes for the hot springs for hikers with an extra night in Aguas Calientes (5 Day Special Inca Trail)
  • Extra money for drinks & tips, souvenirs, etc.
  • Emergency money at least 200-300 extra soles
  • If you don`t have sleeping bags, rain ponchos, trekking poles, water bottle, etc. you can rent/buy them at the office.

Prices per Person 100% inc. Tour + Hotel

Services  Private Service Price per Traveler USD$
Train 2 persons 3 persons 4 persons 5 persons 6 persons 7 persons 8 to more

Group Service

Expedition
1160.00
1120.00
1070.00
1015.00
975.00
935.00
895.00

860.00

If the option chosen is sold out, we will book another one of the same category, price, and service previous customer's approval.

Optional services

  • USD 35 Train Vistadome one way 
  • USD 20 Sleeping bag rental(-18°C) for the whole trek
  • USD 20 single tent accommodation
  • USD 130 Personal porter (15 kl or 33 lb)
  • USD 30 Walking Poles (Pair)
  • USD 80 Huayna Picchu entrance ticket or Machu Picchu Mountain entrance ticket
  • Extra night in Aguas Calientes (check the details with your account executive)

Note

Camp site allocations are subject to change depending on availability provided by the National Institute of Culture (government OFFICE IN CHARGE OF THE INCA TRAIL).

Inca Trail Programs

4D
Classic Inca Trail
2D
Short Inca Trail
6D
Inca Trail & Salkantay
3D
Inca Trail Challenge
5D
Special Inca Trail
7D
Inca Trail & Cusco
9D
Destination Inca Trail
12D
Titicaca Lake & Inca Trail
5D
Salkantay Trek To Machu Picchu
1D
Machu Picchu Full Day
We organize tours for small groups, including families, friends, students and volunteers. Our tour leaders speak English, Spanish & Quechua (Andean Language) and will dedicate themselves to giving you the best independent tours in Cusco as well as Machu Picchu.

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