Inca Trail to Machu Picchu 4 days: Take a trip with a walk on the Inca Trail (Inca road system, in Quechua language) is the name by which the extensive network of roads (more than 40,000 kilometers in total) built by the Incas to connect different parts of the vast empire, This network of roads came to connect various peoples in ancient times in what would now become Northern Argentina and Chile, Bolivia, Peru, Ecuador and Colombia and where the city of Cuzco It was the capital and main axis of these. Today, many sections of that road have disappeared, are deteriorated or out of date.
The best-known section of the Inca Trail is that of Piscacucho, Huayllabamba, Warmiwañuska, Runkurakay, Sayacmarca, Wiñaywayna, Intipunku and that finally arrives at dawn on the fourth day, to one of the 7 wonders of the world: the Inca Citadel of Machu Picchu. The scenic beauty, the flora, fauna, the impressive archaeological remains, the paths that cross the cloud forests, the stories, legends and myths make this path an adventure without equal. The professionalism and dedication of our guides and support staff will make this adventure an unforgettable experience; Below are the detailed itinerary of this adventure from the Inca trail to Machu Picchu.
Inca trail to machu picchu
DEPARTURE: Every day to the Inca trail to Machu Picchu
DURATION: 4 days- 3 nights
ACTIVITIES: Cusco tour – Inca Trail – Wayllabamba – Pacaymayu – Aguas Calientes – Machu Picchu
PERIOD: All year
RESERVATIONS: Make reservations in advance. Quotas are limited for the Inca trail to Machu Picchu
DESCRIPTION OF THE INCA ROAD TO MACHU PICCHU:
We present the wonders of the Inca Roads to Machu Picchu are to talk about our Inca rulers ancestors. Like Pachacutec, Tupac Yupanqui and Huayna Cápac who were participants in the change of structure in political, religious organization, and construction of Archaeological complexes such as: the Inca Trail to Machu Picchu, Choquequirao and Vilcabamba, through Inca road networks along the mountain range Vilcabamba therefore, this time the network of the Inca Trail or Inca road system is laid and built with archaeological sites along its route that goes to the sanctuary of Machu Picchu.
This path is considered one of the most beautiful and spectacular paths to reach Machu Picchu on your way, you can see beautiful landscapes and beautiful archaeological complexes built in the mountains.
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Inca Trail to Machu Picchu 4 days / 3 nights
TOURS DAY 1:
TOUR CUSCO – INCA TRAIL – WAYLLABAMBA
Pick up from your hotel between 6:30 and 7:00 in the morning, to board the tourist bus that will take us directly to Piskacucho (2,700 meters above sea level) a small community located at kilometer 82 of the Cusco – Machu Picchu railway, where we will start our walk and join the entire team of professionals who will make our trip wonderful.
After crossing the bridge, we will start our walk along the left bank of the Urubamba river that flows northeast from the Sacred Valley. After passing through some cultivation terraces, we will reach Miskay (2,800 masl), to go up and finally see the Inca city of Patallacta or Llactapata (2,750 masl). We will continue our walk along the valley formed by the Kusichaca river, until we reach our first camp in Wayllabamba (3,000 masl), where we will have lunch prepared by our cook and spend the night. Throughout the whole tour, we will be able to enjoy the panorama, with the Vilcanota river, the Urubamba mountain range “La Verónica” (5,750 masl) and we will appreciate a great variety of flora and fauna.
TOURS DAY 2:
WAYLLABAMBA – WARMIWAÑUSCA – PACAYMAYU
After breakfast very early we will start the walk this day will be more intense we will walk in a precipitous and narrow climb 9 km. Throughout this ascent, the landscape will change from sierra to “puna”; a dry and high area with little vegetation. At this time, we will reach the first and highest mountain pass at 4,200 masl, known as Abra de Warmihuañusca (dead woman)
There, we will be able to observe llamas and domestic alpacas grazing in the “ichu”; one of the few plants that grow at that altitude. Also, we will pass through a part of the forest, where various birds and animals such as sparrows and the Andean bear or spectacled bear inhabit. It is advisable to carry energy bars or cereals, dried fruits and coca leaves, to maintain a high level of energy in the body and thus, counteract altitude sickness and cold. After the pass, we will descend towards the Pacaymayu valley (3,600 masl), where we will camp after 7 hours of walking.
TOURS DAY 3:
PACAYMAYU – WIÑAYWAYNA – Inca quarry trek to machupicchu 4 days
This is the longest day, but the most interesting and impressive of our trek, since we will visit several archaeological sites and take advantage of the explanations of our guide. From Pacaymayu, we will go up to the second mountain pass; Abra de Runkurakay (3,970 masl), we will visit the archaeological complex of the same name at 3,800 masl and we will know important vestiges of Inca culture.
After the pass, we will descend towards Yanacona (Black Lagoon), finally arriving at Sayacmarca (3,624 masl), where we will have lunch, and then continue on our walk and observe how the landscape changes from dry and mountainous to green and semi-tropical, in the jungle eyebrow and following an easy climb, we will pass through an Inca tunnel and reach the third pass or Abra de Phuyupatamarca (3,700 masl).
Phuyupatamarca is one of the most complete and best preserved archaeological complexes and is located at the highest point of the mountain. Phuyupatamarca means “Place High Above the Clouds” and from there, we will be able to observe a sophisticated complex made up of water sources and impressive views over the Urubamba River, along which we will continue ascending towards Wiñay Huayna (2,700 masl), which means ” Forever Young ”, to take a guided tour of this strategically located archaeological complex. Dinner and overnight in the camp.
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TOURS DAY 4:
WIÑAY HUAYNA – EXCURSION MACHU PICCHU
In Wiñay Huayna, we get up very early and after breakfast we head towards Puerta del Sol or Inti Punku, from where we can enjoy an impressive panoramic view of Machu Picchu and contemplate the sunrise, after a walk on flat stones, at edge of mountainous cliffs. From Inti Punku, we will descend towards Machu Picchu, arriving there in about 40 minutes of walking.
Then, we will enjoy a guided tour of about 2 hours, after which you will have free time to walk around the Historical Sanctuary, climb the Huayna Picchu mountain, where you will experience spectacular views of valleys and mountains or also, visit the Temple of the Moon and the fabulous Inca Bridge or go down to the town of Aguas Calientes and visit the thermal baths. At the time indicated by our guide we will board our train to Ollantaytambo where our transfer awaits you and embarks you by bus to Cusco.
Includes on the Inca Trail to Machu Picchu:
- Pick up from the hotel – Cusco
- Tourist transport up to km 82 – Inca Trail
- Entrances to the Inca Trail and Machu Picchu
- Professional bilingual guide for the trip
- Food 3 breakfasts, 3 lunches and 3 dinners
- Camping equipment (sleeping tents, kitchen tent, dining tent, tables, chairs and mats)
- First aid kit
- Oxygen balloon for the trip
- Cook for the Inca trail to Machu Picchu
- Porters for food and camping equipment
- Accommodation for guides, porters and cooks
- 02 hours guided tour in Machu Picchu
- Return train to Ollataytambo
- Bus transfer to Cusco
Does not include on the Inca Trail to Machu Picchu:
- Breakfast the first day.
- Lunch on the last day in Aguas Calientes.
- Visit to the thermal baths of Aguas Calientes
- Bus from Machu Picchu to Aguas Caliente
RECOMMENDATIONS FOR THE INCA ROAD TO MACHU PICCHU:
- A backpack.
- Original passport.
- 01 change of clothes.
- Warm clothes.
- Hiking shoes.
- Small towel
- Bathing clothes (if you want to go to the thermal baths)
- Poncho for the rain.
- Water canteen.
- Camera and batteries.
- Repellent, sunscreen and hat.
- Toilet paper.
- Bottle of water and purifying tablets.