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Important Note

There is some requirement of physical activity level of this program. You will spend time walking at your own pace in and around the ancient ruins in the thin air of the Andes.


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Inka Trail

Machu Picchu was connected with the city of Cuzco and the rest of the Inca empire by amazing trails, specifically designed for the use of the Incas in a perfect harmony with the flora and fauna of the area. It has to be said that they had an absolutely wonderful knowledge of architecture and construction. Throughout the whole trail you can locate some shelters surrounded by gorgeous country sites and great views, some of the trails lead you to a few archeological rests.  The Inca Trail to Machu Picchu is known as the most famous and tough hiking circuit all over South America, because of the conjunction of different elements that it offers to its visitors. 

Features on the Inka Trail Program



Transportation by bus to Chilca


All meals as specified in the program


Porters for the transport of food, tents and cooking equipment


Entrance to Camino Inca and Machu Picchu


Sleeping tents, mattress and meal tents


Cook & Guide


Return by local train


With daily departures, except Sundays.




Day 1


Arrival to Velasco Astete in Cuzco and transfer to selected hotel.  Rest of morning at your leisure in order to acclimatize yourself to the altitude of 3,360 meters.


Day 2

Continental Breakfast.  Transfer from hotel to the bus station for the trip to Chilca, by way of Ollantaytambo.  Upon arrival you will find your porters, cooks and all the necessary equipment for the start of your trek bordering the Urubamba River until arrival to Llactapata.  Camping at Llulluchayocpampa.  Lunch and dinner.




Day 3


After a hot breakfast, your trek continues, crossing a clearing at the altitude of 4,200 m and passing through the archeological zone known as Warmiwanusca, where you can appreciate the marvelous diversity in scenery between semitropical valleys and snow covered mountains.  Arrival to Runcuracay, where camp will be set up.  Lunch and dinner.



Day 4


Breakfast, and an early visit to the first archeological sites of Runcuracay, Sayacmarca and Phuyupatamarca.  Continue the trek along the border of the jungle to the region Winaywayna where camp will be set up.  Lunch and dinner.




Day 5


In order to appreciate the beautiful sunrise, an early arrival is scheduled to the “Puerta del Sol”, the majestic entrance to Machu Picchu.  Here you will visit different areas, accompanied by your guide.  Lunch.  Lodging.



Day 6


Continental Breakfast.  Day on your own.  It is suggested that your revisit the Citadel of Machu Picchu, or wander through the picturesque town of Aguas Calientes, with their famous thermal baths.  In the afternoon return to Cuzco by train and transfer to hotel in the city.  Lodging.




Day 7

Continental Breakfast.  Transfer from your hotel to the airport for your return flight.




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