At approximately 6:30 am. our guide will pick the hotel and then transported by bus to the km 82 where we arrive at approximately 11:00 am, The first hiking day is relatively easy, usually covering no more than 12 km in an afternoon. we have a beautiful view of the snow peaked Veronica Mountain, walking beside the Vilcanota River until Patallacta archaeological group, a site that is thought to have been used primarily used for crop production. Patallaqta is very well preserved and is located at 9,318 feet (2,840 m) above sea level.
Food: Snack, lunch, snack and dinner view of snow peaked Veronica Mountain,where the first camp.
After breakfast, we begin our second day of hiking the most difficult because we have to climb up to the pass Warmiwañusca or Warmihuañusca (“Dead Woman’s Pass”), which, at 13,800 ft (4,215 m) above sea level, is the highest elevation on the Classic Inca Trail. Here we can enjoy a panoramic view of the mountain ranges of this region,after lunch begins the descent to the valley where we will have our second Pacaymayo camp.
Meals: Breakfast, snack, lunch, snack and dinner.
Begins with the ascent of yet another pass (Runcurakay Pass at 12,631 ft). The views from the top of the passes provide incredible vistas of nearby mountains such as Veronika and Salkantay. from this place we find the Inca Trail, which is paved entirely in some places reach up to 2m. wide and you can see the quality of Inca architecture, visit Sayacmarca, (“Dominant Town”), beautiful architectural complex which sits on top of a sheer cliff. After Sayacmarca, the vegetation along the Inca Trail begins to change as it proceeds through a tropical cloud forest that is actually part of the Amazon jungle, filled with exotic flowers and colorful orchids.
Also pass through a tunnel to reach Phuyupatamarca archaeological group, The tunnels are truly an engineering feat that illustrate the effort that went into the construction of the trail. To think that this paved trail has survived over 500 years is a tribute to those Incan engineer and workers that planned and completed this remarkable trail.
After breakfast, start walking and then get to Intipunku (Puerta del Sol), known as the gateway to Machu Picchu, where you have a panoramic view of the citadel. On arrival at Machu Picchu, we will have a guided tour around the citadel, visiting the main ruins and monuments, such as the Main Plaza, the Circular Tower, the Sacred Sun Dial, the Royal Quarters, the Temple of the Three Windows and the cemeteries .
Free time to stroll around the Citadel and then meet the rest of the group to drive by bus to Aguas Calientes for lunch (not included). In the afternoon return to Cusco by train. Upon arrival in Cusco, transfer to hotel.
Meals: Breakfast and snack.
– Accommodation in Aguas Calientes or Machupicchu
– 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 AguasCalientes at your own expense. Arrival in Cusco is estimated after nightfall, dinner being at your own expense too
– Visit to the hot springs in AguasCalientes: a relaxing way to end-up the trek while you’re awaiting the return train to Cusco, only 10 minutes from the village center, entrance fee is s/10.00 (Peruvian Soles). Towels can be hired in Aguas Calientes.
– Bus from Cusco to Piskacucho (82 Km.).
– Entrance fee to Inca Trail and Machu Picchu.
– Professional guide English.
– Porters and chef.
– Meals: 3 breakfasts, 3 lunchs, 3 dinners.
– Bus Ticket from Machu Picchu to Aguas Calientes.
– Tents and mattress
– Cooking and dining tents
– First aid kit and Oxygen balloon.
– Go back Tourist Train ticket. (Expedition class)
– Transfer in from train station to hotel and Cusco