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Classic Inca Trail to Machu Picchu

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Day 1: Cusco – Km 82 – Ayapata

Stop At: Campamento de Ayapata, 08680, Peru
Pick up from your hotel then you go driving to the trailhead KM-82, there is a checkpoint where you have to show up your passport which needs to match with your permits, after you will start hiking the first couple hours will be pretty flat to arrive to the Inca site of Llactapata, after it will be another couple hours to arrive to the first lunch spot where the porters will be waiting with amazing Organic and fresh lunch. After lunch comes the first uphill but you'll get some time for breaks and continue for another couple hours to reach our first campsite Ayapata- Base camp
Duration: 9 hours

Meals included:
• Lunch
• Dinner
Accommodation included: Camping

Day 2: Ayapata – Chaquicocha

Stop At: Inca Trail, Cusco 08000 Peru
Organic breakfast in the morning. Then climb up 5 hrs to the highest point of our journey which is the famous “Dead Woman's Pass” (4215 meters/13779 feet). This day will be memorable and unforgettable as its considered to be the most difficult day of the Inca Trail, after the summit 2 hour downhill through Inca steps which is very steep to arrive to the second lunch spot. After lunch you will have 2 hour uphill and 2 downhill including breaks in each Inca site Runkurakay and Sayacmarca, afterward the last site it is only 30 minutes away to get the campsite at Chaquicocha
Duration: 9 hours

Meals included:
• Breakfast
• Lunch
• Dinner
Accommodation included: Camping

Day 3: Chaquicocha – Wiñaywayna

Stop At: Winay Wayna, Camino Inca, 08680, Peru
After breakfast, we'll hike for 2 hour to the last Summit Phuyupatamarca. The best area to enjoy the flora, fauna and views. Phuyupatamarca means “City in the Clouds” and Inti Pata ” Sun above the terraces” visited in the morning. Afterward lunch you get to visit Winay Wayña “Forever Young” amazing Inca site, after visiting the ruins you get back to the campsite for dinner and say goodbye your amazing team the porters
Duration: 9 hours

Meals included:
• Breakfast
• Lunch
• Dinner
Accommodation included: Camping

Day 4: Wiñaywayna – Machu Picchu

Stop At: Santuario Historico de Machu Picchu, Machu Picchu Peru
Your team will wake you up early in the morning, today is the highlight of the trek, we head straight to the checkpoint to enter Machu Picchu and once the site opens we hike to the Sun Gate, where you’ll get your first fantastic view of Machu Picchu, once arriving you get to visit the most important temples of Machu Picchu. In the afternoon you will take the train back to Ollantaytambo from where you will carry on by bus back to Cusco. The last dinner in Wiñay Wayna - Inca Trail
Duration: 9 hours

Meals included:
• Breakfast
• Lunch
No accommodation included on this day.
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Important Information
Departure Point
Traveler pickup is offered
We will be picking you up from your hotel within the historic center of Cusco
Departure Time
7:00 AM
4 days
  • 3x Breakfast
  • 3x Dinner
  • 4x Lunch
  • Accommodation included: 3 nights
  • Professional English Speaking Tour Guide
  • Assistant Tour Guide for groups of 9+Chef
  • Porters to carry cooking and camping equipment
  • Pick-up from Main Square
  • Transportation by bus to Km 82
  • Return transportation by train and bus to Cusco
  • Water, excluding the first 4 hours of the trek
  • 3 Breakfasts, 3 Lunches, 3 Afternoon Snacks and 3 Dinners. Please if you are Vegan let us know
  • Dining tent with tables and chairs
  • 4 man tent for every 2 trekkers
  • Sleeping foam mattress
  • Oxygen bottle
  • First aid kit
  • Entrance to the Inca Trail and Machu Picchu
  • Bus from Machu Picchu to Aguas Calientes (Machu Picchu Pueblo)
  • Entry/Admission - Campamento de Ayapata
  • Entry/Admission - Inca Trail
  • Entry/Admission - Winay Wayna
  • Entry/Admission - Santuario Historico de Machu Picchu
  • Sleeping Bag (Can be hired from us)
  • Personal Porter
  • Breakfast on Day 1 and lunch and dinner on Day 4
  • Entrance to Huayna Picchu Mountain
  • TipsTravel Insurance
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Additional Info
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • A current valid passport is required on the day of travel
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Travelers should have a strong physical fitness level
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 9 travelers
Cancellation Policy
All sales are final and incur 100% cancellation penalties.
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