Upon arrival, meet and transfer to Hotel El Tambo I. Dinner (on foot) at Café de La Paz or in the restaurant (set menu)
Transfer to the airport for flight to Juliaca.
Full day tour of Uros & Taquile islands including lunch. Return to the hotel. Dinner and overnight
Departure to La Paz via Desaguadero. Brief stop at Tiahuanaco.
After breakfast Continue on to La Paz airport for flight to Uyuni. Meet on arrival. Dinner and overnight at Hotel Luna Salada
A lot of visitors feel that this is one of the longest days of the excursion, but at the same time, one of the most beautiful due to the presence of marvelous Inca buildings along the road. This day we will get up at 06:00 hours. After a tasty breakfast we will start our walk climbing through a steep road. Soon we will arrive to Runkurakay ruins, a beautiful Inca oval building which is believed to be as a Inca watchtower. After hearing the historical explanation we will continue until Runkurakay pass, located at 3900 meters above sea level. During this trip we will find a little lake where sometimes you can watch Andean goose and other native bird species. After the pass, we will descend to a beautiful valley full of plants; here we will visit Sayacmarka ruins, located 3624 meters height. This is an interesting Inca construction, built over a steep slope, surrounded by marvelous mountains. After visiting Sayacmarka, we will continue descending to the cloudy forest, arriving to the Puyupatamarka ruins, composed of impressive fountains and water channels that are spectacular works of hydraulic engineering made by the Incas. At this stop we will have a good time, after which we will continue down to reach one of the most beautiful Inca buildings of the place: the ruins of Wiñaywayna. These are without any doubt one of the most beautiful of all the ruins after Machu Picchu. Wiñaywayna means \"forever young\" and it is said that acquired said name due to the abundance of an orchid that bears the same name. After exploring every corner of Wiñaywayna we head to our last camp, which is located a few meters away. (B, L, D) Máximum Altitude: 3900 M Minimum Altitude: 2700 M Distance traveled: 16 km Approximate hiking time: 7 to 8 hours.
Continue towards the indigenous community of Colchani, observing the elaboration of iodized salt on the rustic way, entrance to salt flat, typical landscapes like piles of salt, eyes of salt and first salt hotel, now a museum of the place. Visit Sajchilla Island with millenary cacti, 20 minute walking, we will visit towards Coquesa, visit the surroundings and you can see the famous pink flamingos. Lunch in the salft place , the afternoon will visit Chiquini caves visiting Incahuasi Island, typical place with presence of giant cacti in a habitat of volcanic rock. On the shores of the salt flat we will enjoy sunset accompanied by a coca cocktail. Later return to Colchani, with stops in the route to take pictures of the Great Salt Flat. Dinner at Uyuni and transfer to the airport for flight to La Paz. Meet on arrival and overnight at Hotel Rosario.
Transfer to the airport Arrive in Cusco meet and transfer to Hotel Muñaywasi. Lunch and dinner at local restaurants (set menu). Overnight at Munaywasi
You will be picked up from your hotel at scheduled time, and transferred in our car to KM 82. The route will go through the beautiful Sacred Valley of the Incas. After approximately one hour and a half, we will cross the little town of Ollantaytambo, where we will make a little stop to take some pictures of this fortress and have a little rest. We will continue our trip following a rural road that goes parallel to the railroad, which will lead us to the KM 82, where we will unpack and get prepared to the walking with our excursion team (cookers, assistants and porters). At this point, the passengers will have to show their passports to the security personnel of the Sanctuary and once these has been reviewed they will be able to cross a bridge that will take you to the other side of the river where they will start climbing in a parallel line to the Urubamba River, which goes from north to west across the Sacred Valley. In this first section of the Inca Trail, we will visit the Community of Miskay (2800 meters), where we will stop for meeting the natives and try the popular drink known as “chicha”, which is offered by the ladies of this place. Later we will start climbing through a little tableland where we will experience an amazing Andean landscape, and see in the base of the mountains a beautiful Inca building known as “Patallacta”, located at 2750 meters over sea level. At this point we will stop and our local guide will provide us information regarding this interesting Inca legacy. After that, we will continue walking for two hours along the Cusichaca River, going upwards until reaching a beautiful spot where we will stop for lunch and take a little break. Shortly after that, we will continue walking through a zone full of vegetation, where is highly probable seeing the beautiful giant hummingbird native from this region. After a two hours walk we will arrive to our first camping, located in the zone of Wayllabamba at 3000 meters height. You will be able to enjoy a marvelous Andean landscape and the majesty of Veronica Mountain, 5832 meters over sea level. Camps will be assigned depending on the availability of entrants to the Inca Trail, seasons. (L, D) NOTE: It is normal if the first day feels hot during the dry season (May to September). We strongly recommend bringing light and fresh clothing, as well as a good sunscreen and a hat to protect your face. Maximum altitude: 3000 M Minimum Altitude: 2650 M Distance traveled: 12 km Approximate time of walk: 5 to 6 hours.
In this second day of the Inca Trail we will wake up early, around 06:00 am. This will be necessary in order to get ready and have breakfast before starting the excursion. Later we will start walking through a narrow road covered by plants, across a little bridge that will take us towards a cloudy forest of a unique beauty. In this section of the trip you should climb many stairs, for which we recommend taking all the time that is needed and stopping for a break when necessary. Following the route, we will arrive to the Llulluchapampa sector, where we will make a quick stop just to rest and get prepared to climb to the highest point of our walk, the famous pass Warmyhuañuska, located at 4200 meters above the sea level. These sectors include about 2 kilometers of distance and are a bit steep, for which we will recommend going slowly and stopping for a break whenever needed. In this part of the trip we will face the most difficult part of the walk, as we will be over 4200 meter height; however this part is also known as one of the most beautiful landscapes of the world. Once we have reached the top of the mountain, we will be granted with a spectacular view of the Andean mountains. For this special day, we recommend bringing some chocolates, lemon candy, a lot of water and even some coca leaves. In the top we will be able to take the classic pictures of the Inca Trail. After that we will descend by a winding valley until the point where we will stop and have lunch. During this last part it is possible to watch diverse type of wild birds. At last we will arrive to the camp of Pacaymayo (3600 meters above sea level) (B, L, D) Maximum altitude: 4200 M Minimum Altitude: 3000 M Distance traveled: 13 km Approximate time of walk: 6 - 7 hours
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