Inca Trail or CCAPACÑAN trek to Machu Picchu is considered the best trekking route in the world due to the exquisite beauty of the place and its surroundings. It includes different ecological áreas from high mountains to the Andean subtropical cloud forest, following this amazing ancient path, you will be hiking past these beautiful and mysterious archaeological sites, many of these covered by the jungle overgrowth by the vegetation. And finally arriving the lost city of the Incas Machupicchu or the seven wonders of the world. In addition, you will have acclimatization day in Cusco on your arrival day. The next day you will connect to the sacred valley tour, where you will visit Awanacancha, alpaca llama farm, Pisaq to Ollantaytambo. Highly recommended for those people or families active outdoors who want to enjoy the pure nature of the región and hike the Inca trail that leads to Machu Picchu. Every trip is conducted by professional tour guides, that make your trip a life long experiences our service includes native Quechua speaking guides and porters to make your experience better than other companies. Our cooks' experts will provide you delicious meals during your trip with balanced menus. We are 100% local Company.
DAY 1: ARRIVAL
Meet Peru Cusco Guide in the Airport of Cusco, please look for your Machu Picchu trails guide holding a sign with your name on it. Our guide will transfer you to your hotel. We will help you to check-in. Today you will take it easy acclimatization day. We know Cusco is 3400m. we will have plenty of recommendations for places to explore on your own.
DAY 2: SACRED VALLEY TOUR VISIT SAQSAYHUAMAN, PISAQ, OLLANTAYTAMBO
Your private guide will collect you from your hotel. drive to the archeological site of Saqsayhuaman considered one of the most important temples in the Inca times after your visit you continue driving to Llama and Alpaca farm Awanacancha. Along this drive, you will stop in the beautiful viewpoints to see the amazing farming communities and the sacred valley, a large valley surrounded by Snowy peaks mountains, In the middle of the valley flows the Vilcanota or Urubamba River, which was very important during the Inca period for agricultural production until today. We use irrigation systems for the production of corn, potatoes, quinoa, and vegetables in this valley, and is one of the sources of the Amazon River. Eventually, you will get to Pisaq archeological site where you will explore with your private guide. after you finish you will come down to the colonial town of Pisaq. Where you will explore the biggest local and handcraft make in the área. as well their specialty in this town is to make Empanadas. Type of bread. if you like you can try it after you will drive along this beautiful valley looking at the towns located on both side as well as traditional Guinea pig restaurants if you want to see and try it, let your Guide know to stop. As well you have a choice of recommendation to stop for lunch. After lunch, you will visit Ollantaytambo archeological site. considered the last Inca living town beautiful small hospitable town. Where you pass the night in the Hotel. 2800m.
DAY 3: OLLANTAYTAMBO, PISCACUCHU TO WAYLLABAMBA CAMP
Today your guide will pick you up from your Hotel in Ollantaytambo after you will drive for 45 minutes to the starting point Pisccacuchu or km 82. Where you will meet our field staff loading the gear, your guide in hand will introduce you to all team, including cooks, porters. And guest to. After you will pass the true checkpoint with park rangers, we will start our adventure hiking up and down through a gentle path along the Urubamba River with outstanding views of snow-capped mountains Apu Huacayhuillca. (Veronika mountain) plus the Urubamba mountain range. Until we arrive at LLactapata Inca remains, where you will stop to enjoy the views and our guide will explain you. After you will continue hiking in Kusichaca river valley, until to our first campsite Huayllabamba. Local village.
Distance: 12 km
Time: 6 to 7 hrs.
Altitude: from 2600m. to 3000m.
DAY 4: HUAYLLABAMBA, WARMIHUAÑUSCA PASS TO PACAYMAYO ALTO
Today after a healthy breakfast. We will pass the second checkpoint. During our ascent, we will find different ecosystems such as a primary Andean forest and Andean grassland. This ascent will take us, for 5 hours approximately until we reach the highest pass. Warmihuañusca or death woman pass 4200m. 14.000 ft. Here you will enjoy the view of 360 degrees. Of Huayllabamba valleys and Huayanay snowed capped mountain. After enjoying your free time and taking plenty of photos. In Addition, an overview of the other side of the way, down to Pacaymayo Valley, You will descend for two hours until to the basecamp Pacaymayo located at the bottom.
Distance: 11 km.
Altitude: from 300m. 4200m. to 3600m.
Time: 6 to 7 hrs.
DAY 5: PACAYMAYO ALTO TO PHUYUPATAMARCA
After breakfast, we will depart from Pacaymayo a while later from other trekkers. We will start our ascent by the original ancient pathway that takes us to the Runkurakay circular Inca remains, it is beginning of mixt Andean and amazon reach vegetation where our guide will explain about the place. We will continue our ascent to the second pass Runkurakay 3900m. Having enough time to absorb the pure nature and taking our photos we start our way down, to Sayacmarka Archeological site. Where you will explore with our guide, from here the path goes up and down clearly notice that the Inca Trail is well preserved from this point with an amazing construction using the natural landscape and geography. The trail crosses the Chaquiccocha a dry lagoon and will cross the (túnel) adapted by the Incas this part of the Inca trail will see Outstanding views of Salkantay and Pumasillo snowed capped located in Vilcabamba mountain range. Until we reach our camp located above the clouds forest. Phuyupatamarka. Considered one of the most important ceremonial centers in the Incan time.
Distance: 09 km.
Altitude: 3600m. to 3700m.
Time. 6 to 7 hours.
DAY 6: PHUYUPATAMARCA TO AGUAS CALIENTES TOWN
Phuyupatamarca campsite located in the Inca trail is considered one of the most beautiful and unique places where you can observe the sunrise and sunset around you, with a 360° degree view of the Urubamba mountain range and Villacabamba you will also be able to observe the Machu Picchu and Huaynapicchu mountains above it, highly recommended for those people or families who love photography. After enjoying the sunrise and Breackfast we will start going down to explore the Inca site Phuyupatamarca after we will descend for 3 hours to Wiñayhuayna at 2600m. This part of the Inca Trail shows us in all the way, the high engineering skills of the builders Inca. We will keep going down to Intipata the farming terraces with a magnificent view of Urubamba River, then we will get to the Wiñayhuayna Archeological site. After our free time on the site, we will go to have our last lunch, after lunch, we will have a thankful meeting with our trekking crew. From here we will continue our hike towards Inti Punku 2700mtrs. or the sun gate from where we will have the first spectacular view of Machu Picchu, we will continue our hike to the citadel of the new Seven Wonder of the world where we will have enough time to enjoy and take photos. Then we will head down to Aguas Calientes town where you will spend the night. In the hotel.
Altitude: 3700m. to 2400m.
Aguas Calientes town 2000m.
Time: 6 to 7 hrs.
DAY 7: EXPLORE MACHU PICCHU AFTERNON BACK TO CUSCO
After Breakfast, your guide will pick you from your hotel for a short bus journey to the entrance of Machu Picchu, today you will explore this magical Inca city and enjoy learning about it was built and discovered. for 3 hours. You will then have free time to wander around and if you got a Ticket for Waynapicchu you can climb. Note. There are just 400 visitors allowed per day. You have to book in advance the entrance with us to ensure your permit In the afternoon we meet in the town of Aguas Calientes. From here we take the train back to Ollantaytambo or Poroy depending on the space and private transportation back to your Hotel Cusco.