INCA TRAIL TO MACHU PICCHU 4 D/3N MYSTIC
Ranked as the most important walk of Latin America and one of the 5 best treks of the world. We will appreciate the fantastic archaeological sites in conjunction with a wide variety of typical flora and fauna before we arrive to the wonder of the world: Machu Picchu.
The expedition will take you through a group of paths of the Tawantinsuyu which was a system of enormous distances in the Inca civilization that linked the major coast cities and roads of the mountains of the Peru.
The inca trail that leads to the sacred city of the incas: Machu Picchu, is a cultural legacy of valuable importance, was the ancient form of communication where was not posible the Access of the Spaniards during the conquest, in our journey we are going to walk for 4 days by the mountains and the high jungle of Cusco, where we will appreciate the flora, wildlife and archaeological sites of great importance because they were resting centers on the way to our cultural patrimony of the humanity.
DAY 1.-CUSCO – PISKACUCHO – WAYLLABAMBA
We are going to pick you up from your hotel in our comfortable private bus then pass through the towns of Chinchero, Urubamba to have a delicious breakfast at Ollantaytambo in “Sacred Valley of the Incas” continue one more hour travelling to Piskacucho (82 kilometre), which is the control point.
We start our hike Llactapata an archaeological zone that stands out for its terraces. After a short walk we have lunch at Tarayok, after a brief rest we will start our walk again toward Wayllabamba. At this place we will have dinner and we will be able to spend the night in our camps.
DAY 2.-WAYLLABAMBA – WARMIWAÑUSCA – PAQAYMAYU
After breakfast, we start our walk to the highest point of the Inca Trail, where we will observe different microclimates from Yuncachimpa rainforest to the mountain of Warmiwañusca 4200 meters above sea level, at this beautiful viewpoint we can admire amazing landscapes. After crossing this pass we take some time for lunch, after break, we start again the walk towards Paqaymayu where we will have our second camp.
DAY 3.-PAQAYMAYU – CHAQUICOCHA – WIÑAYWAYNA
After breakfast we will climb for one hour approximately to the archaeological complex of Runkurakay. Then we cross the pass of Runkurakay 3941 meters above sea level, continuing the walk we descend towards the archaeological site of Sayakmarca, where our professional guide is going to explain the culture and history of the place, we will continue to Chaquicocha where we are going to enjoy a delicious lunch, following the walk we should pass by Phuyupatamarca, high forest until we reach our third campsite in Wiñaywayna 2700 meters above sea level
DAY 4.-WIÑAYWAYNA – MACHU PICCHU – CUSCO
Very early in the morning and after breakfast we start the Trek for around 2 hours toward the sacred city of Machu Picchu, we should wait at the control enter to register our entry to the sanctuary, then we will cross the path to the Inti PunKu (called door of the sun) where we will have a time to relax and take pictures.
We descend to the sacred sanctuary for 45 minutes where we are going to start a guiding tour of 2 hours to know the most important places of Machu Picchu, those who wish may go up to Wayna Picchu * (enter tickets are not included – reservations are required ).
After the tour you will have free time of around 04 hours to visit Machu Picchu on your own. You can go down to Aguas Calientes where you can visit the thermal baths (entrance ticket are not included), after lunch in a restaurant (not included) we will take the train back to Ollantaytambo station where the transfer of our company is going to pick you up from there in order to return to Cusco city at your hotel.
* Take an optional Wayna Picchu: hike up the steep peak called Huayna Picchu, located inside the archaeological site of Machu Picchu. The road takes about 45 – 60 minutes and we will appreciate exclusive and unforgettable views of Machu Picchu from a fantastic perspective. Please note that if you want to take this optional excursion, you must contact us at least 1 month in advance to reserve your ticket.
The camps are subject to authorization of the management unit of Machu Picchu and the availability of spaces determined by the Ministry of culture, therefore, the aforementioned camps are for reference.