Trek through one of the world’s iconic and classic route ‘The Inca Trail’ to explore one of the seven wonders of world ‘the sprawling Inca citadel of Machu Picchu’ shrouded by mist, lush vegetation and steep cliffs.
The Inca Trail is by far the most famous trek in South America and rated by mostly to be in the top 5 treks in the world. Hiking the Inca Trail through the Sacred Valley to Machu Picchu is both adventurous and breathtaking as embraces the stunning combination of the region’s ruins, mountains capes and lush cloud forests. It usually takes four days to do this challenging trek arriving at the Inca ruins of Machu Picchu for sunrise on the fourth day.
Although the total distance is only about 39 km, the classical trail from the sacred valley to Machu Picchu winds up and down and around the mountains which have collectively led to the route being named ‘The Inca Trail.’ Our journey begins from Lima, the capital and the largest city of Peru, and with a flight it takes us to the city near the Urubamba Valley of the Andes mountain range, Cusco. The trek starts after a tree-hour bus ride through the Sacred Valley to Km82 and passes through various campsites before reaching Machu Picchu.
The views of snowy mountains peaks and ranges, distant rivers, cloud forests and cliffs is a mystical and unforgettable experience.
Upon arrival at Lima, reception and transfer to the selected hotel and overnight.
After an early breakfast, transfer from the hotel to the airport at a scheduled time to take the flight to Cusco(flight not included). Upon arrival, reception and transfer to the selected hotel. At the scheduled time, there is a guided city tour to visit: The Cathedral, very important for its architecture and collection of canvases from the “Escuela Cusqueña” (Academy of Cusco); the Temple of the Sun or “Koricancha” used as a founfation of Santo Domingo Monastery and classical example of the fusion of Inca and Western cultures and the archaeological sites of Sacsayhuaman, Q’enqo, Pucapucara and Tambomachay. Return to the hotel.
After an early breakfast, the tour starts with a three-hour bus ride through the Sacred Valley to Km 82 (54.68-mile post) at 2,750 m.s.n.m (9,022 ft.) From this point starts approximately a five-hour hike through the Sacred Valley along the Urubamba river to reach the campsite in Wuayllabamba at 3,600 m.s.l. (9,842 ft.). Lunch and dinner are provided.
After breakfast, departure for Warmiwañusca Pass 4,200 m.s.l. (13,779 ft.) to enjoy the panoramic view of the Peruvian Andes. Afterwards the trail heads down to the second camp site in Pacay 3,600 m.s.l. (11,811 ft.). Total hiking time is approximately six to seven hours. Lunch and dinner are provided.
After breakfast, the hike continues to the archaeological sites of Runkurakay, Sayacmarca, Phuyutamarca and Wiñayhuayna 2,650 m.s.l. (8,594ft). The third camp site is at Wiñayhuayna. Total hiking time is approximately seven hours. Lunch and dinner are provided.
After an early breakfast, the hike starts at 5:30 A.M. to see the sunrise at Intipunko or “Sun Gate”. Arriving at Machu Picchu around 8:00A.M. for a two-hour guided tour. After the tour, there is free time to explore Machu Picchu. At the scheduled time, began the descent to Aguas Calientes in a shuttle bus for lunch and to take the train back to Cusco and to your hotel. Lunch is included.
After breakfast a scheduled transfer from the hotel to the airport to take a flight to Lima (flight not included). Upon arrival, reception and transfer to the hotel. At the scheduled time a tour to the city of Lima, capital of Peru. It begins with the historic downtown, to visit important buildings like the Government Palace, the Cathedral of Lima, the Archbishop’s Palace and the Municipal Palace. It also includes a visit to the Church of San Francisco and Monastery, the largest monumental complex of Colonial Art in the Americas. You will also see the stone facades and wooden balconies of the Colonial houses. Passing by Huaca Pucllana, a pre-Inca building, which was most likely used as an important ceremonial and administrative center belonging to the Lima Culture. The tour ends with a visit to the modern suburbs of San Isidro, and Miraflores. San Isidro has modern apartment buildings and beautiful parks such as “El Olivar” with olives’s trees brought from Spain in the 15th Century. Miraflores with its Central Park and Larcomar Shopping Center that overlooks the Pacific Ocean. Return to the hotel.