(6 DAYS / 5 NIGHTS)
The Incas were famous for having achieved the most outstanding system of communications: 15,500 miles of well-furnished roads, linking the Andes. The best-preserved trail is the way to Machupichu. You can join an incredible adventure by the ancient roads, visiting the very many Inca sites, and enjoying the most spectacular landscapes with the safety, and comfort of a highly reliable outfitter.
• 2 Nights hotel accommodation in Cusco.
• 4 days and 3 nights Inca trail with professional guide, cook and porters for equipment.
• Backpacker train ticket to Cuzco and entrance fee to Inca trail & Machupichu.
• Meals where stated in the program.
• multilingual guide, porters, cook, and camping gear.
Day 1: CUZCO
Arrive in Cusco after a 55 minutes flight. Meet & transfer to selected hotel in order to rest so you acclimatize to the altitude (3,400 mt/11,400 ft). There is an optional Afternoon City tour and near by ruins as Sacsayhuaman fortress, K’enko, Puca Pucara & Tambomachay, Inca Trail briefing in the afternoon. (B-L)
Day 2: CUZCO-CHILLCA-LLACTAPATA.
Early, start from Cusco by bus to Chillca, in the Sacred Valley of the Incas. At this point we will meet our porters, and start a few hours of soft hike, reaching the Inca citadel of Llactapata. Camping, (B+L+D).
DAY 3: LLACTAPATA-LLULLUCHA.
After breakfast, we will start a fairly strenuous hike passing by an Indian village; we will reach our camp by the afternoon at the elevation of 3,600 m. in Llulluchapampa. As we are traveling lightly our chances to observe the environment are the best. From the river shores, to this elevation, we will pass by several different ecological zones. (B+L+D)
DAY 4: LLULLUCHA-PHUYUPATAMARCA.
Early climb over the first Pass (4,200 m.) at WARMIWAÑUSKA, from where we have a scenery view over the snow-capped peaks of the Andes, and the vegetation of the valleys, at the “edge of jungle”. We will descend and then… up again towards the second pass with incredible views of the Vilcabamba mountain range, and finally descends to Phuyupatamarca where we camp. En route we visit RUNKURAY & SAYACMARCA ruins. (B+L+D)
Day 5: PHUYUPATAMARCA-MACHUPICHU.
Probably the most surprising day of the whole trip: we will reach Machupichu, comforted with the incredible sight of the “city of everlasting youth” (Wiñaywayna) and then through the gateway to the sun. Inti Punko. Descend into the Lost City of the Incas and time to explore on your own. Return in the afternoon by backpacker train to Cusco. Transfer to hotel. (B+L)
Day 6: LIMA
Transfer from hotel to airport.
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