Price
1,385$ per person
Duration
5 Days
Destination
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Travellers
1+
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"Availability Inca Trail 2021"

The government has announced the reservation of spaces for the Inca Trail begins on October 1, 2020; reservations will be made from January to December 2022. The high season is the months of April, May, June, August and September, these months the spaces are sold very quickly; that’s mean available spaces may disappear in hours. If you really want to do the Inca Trail on 2022 you must book as soon as possible to avoid disappointment.

If you’re looking in a more leisurely way and with more acclimatization time, this 5-day itinerary is prefect for you, this route offers a unique approach which avoids the main crowds, and follows the ideal schedule for timing your visit to Machu Picchu. Throughout the trek, you'll pass through cloud forests and below snowy peaks and discover the world of the Incas. Following a centuries-old sacred Inca trail, you will visit a variety of historic sites, culminating at Machu Picchu, the most famous and grand of them all.

What's included

Destination
Inca Trail , Machu Picchu Discover Destinations
Departure Location
Cusco
Return Location
Cusco
Price includes
  • 24 hour support by our local staff
  • Accommodation in Hotel with breakfast included
  • Accommodation in personal tents (camping)
  • All entrance fees and excursions mentioned in the itinerary
  • All ground transportation
  • All transfers airport, train station or bus station transfers, Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • All transfers are assisted by English speaking staff
  • Guided tours by local quality English speaking guides
  • Meals: According mentioned in the itinerary (vegetarian or special diets are available)
  • Train tickets
Price does not include
  • Anything not specified in the itinerary description
  • Domestic flight tickets
  • Entrance fee to Huayna Picchu or Machu Picchu Mountain
  • Guidance in other languages
  • International flight tickets
  • Other expenses of a personal nature (alcoholic beverages, laundry, etc.)
  • Sleeping bag
  • Tips for guides, drivers and other staff
  • VISA procedures, travel insurance, pre and post tour accommodation
  • Walking sticks

Highlights

  • Embark from Ollantaytambo, one of South America’s oldest villages.
  • One of the most spectacular tours Inca Trail to Machu Picchu and the best package that Sun Gate Tours offers.
  • Visit Machu Picchu twice once in the late afternoon and once in the morning.
  • Get away from the crowds in our specially designed itinerary.
  • Walk among the giant Andes and their wonderous snow-capped peaks.

PRICES PER PERSON (*)

  • 1 person = US$ 2,229
  • 2 people = US$ 1,385
  • 3 people = US$ 1,248
  • 4 people = US$ 1,128
  • 5 to 6 people = US$ 1,038
  • 7 to 8 people = US$ 980
  • More than 9 people = US$ 963

* Price based on 02 people sharing one tent.

MORE INFORMATION ABOUT THIS TOUR PACKAGE

Trip code HITM5D01
Travel style PRIVATE TOUR
Type of activities Trekking, Adventure.
Group size To suit group requirements.
Departure dates Daily departures are available along the year. Exception: one-month closing period of all Inca Trail routes in February. All Inca Trail departures are subject to government space availability.
Trekking grade Moderate – you need to be in good health and reasonably fit. A walking day would normally be between 5 to 7 hours long. Some previous experience is required. Minimum 2 days at altitude recommended.
Min age 12+ All travelers under age 18 must be accompanied by an adult.

Private tour means, the tour will run exclusively for you without strangers with private guide, vehicle and driver are for your exclusive use; no matter you are individually, or in a family or friends group.

  • Day 1
  • Day 2
  • Day 3
  • Day 4
  • Day 5
Day 1

Transfer to Km 82, Hike to Llactapata

  • Pick up from the hotel at 07:00am and transfer to the head of the Inca Trail at Piscacucho, Km 82 (2,850m/9,350ft) where we will meet the porters. The car trip from Cusco to Piscacucho takes around 3 hours. Our vehicle usually stops at the town of Ollantaytambo on the way for about an hour so that people can have breakfast.
  • We begin our trek of the Inca Trail by crossing the suspended bridge over the Urubamba River. We then hike on the shore, left of the Urubamba River as it runs northwest towards the Sacred Valley.
  • You will reach Llactapata (2788m/9147ft), the ruins of a grand administrative and astronomical complex. Set up camp with help from your crew, enjoy a freshly-cooked meal, and relax and enjoy the accomplishment of your first day.
  • Overnight in camp.
  • Meals Included: Lunch and Dinner.
Day 2

Hike from Llactapata to Llulluchapampa

  • We wake up to continue our trek through the valley, carved out by River Kusichaca, we will begin our ascent for around five hours until we arrive to the local community site of Huayllabamba (3,000m/9,840ft). All along the way we see spectacular views of the Vilcanota mountain range on the opposite side of the Urubamba River, where the impressive Veronica peak reigns at 5,832m/19,134ft.
  • Continuing through the trail, we leave Huayllabamba behind to begin the most difficult part of the trek, which consists of an abrupt and steep ascent that stretches for 9 km and reaches the first mountain pass in the Inca Trail, the Warmiwañusca Pass, also called the Dead Woman´s
  • We only climb half way up the pass, stopping at Llulluchapampa. Hike a steeper Inca trail that brings you into the beautiful cloud forests, where flora and fauna flourish. You may even spot hummingbirds fluttering among the tropical trees. The trail leads to Llulluchapampa (3680m/12073ft), a patch of grassland frequented by Andean deer with an amazing view. Here, you will end the day and prepare your camp.
  • Overnight in camp.
  • Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner.
Day 3

Hike from Llulluchapampa to Phuyupatamarca

  • After breakfast we will begin our demanding day with a sharp climb to the Warmiwañusca Pass, also called the Dead Woman´s Pass (4,200m/13,776ft). Along this path, the surroundings begin to transform to a mountainous terrain where we may see local alpacas and llamas grazing on the Ichu grass.
  • We will continue downhill from here using a winding path that bypasses a valley. We will also go by an area known as the cloud forest, a habitat for various species of birds such as sparrows, hummingbirds and also the Andean bear better known as the Spectacled Bear. We will descend into the valley of Paqaymayu (3,500m/11,480ft), from which we then start to climb to the second pass, the Runkurakay Pass (3,955m/12,975ft).
  • Midway along the Inca trail, you will come upon the remains of Runkurakay, a semi-circular Inca domicile overlooking the Paqaymayu valley. After a short visit we make our way into the Cloud Forest to the Archaeological site of Sayacmarca where you will have a chance to explore. Continuing the hike we will approach the third mountain pass at Abra Phuyupatamarca and descend to the archaeological site of Phuyupatamarca (3600m/11811ft), also known as “The Town in the Clouds" from above, one can observe a sophisticated sacred complex made up of water fountains with solid foundations.
  • We set our camp in Phuyupatamarca and spend the night there.
  • Overnight in camp.
  • Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner.
Day 4

Hike from Phuyupatamarca to Machu Picchu – Aguas Calientes

  • After breakfast we will continue our hike, we might have the chance to appreciate one of the most spectacular sunrises in the Inca Trail, provided the sky is clear, as Phuyupatamarca’s location offers awesome views at this moment of the day.
  • We will make our way down a long stone stair case that will lead us to Wiñayhuayna (2,700m/8,858ft), an inspiring Inca center consisting of a thriving agricultural complex, an urban sector and a religious hub in close proximity of our camp. Wiñayhuayna becomes the last official camp before Machu Picchu. Ensure that you are well rested so that you wake up in time to catch the marvelous sunrise at Machu Picchu.
  • After our visit, we leave Wiñayhuayna to hike to Inti Punku or Sun Gate (2,670m/8,759 ft) materializes along your path and you face truly memorable scenery; a blend of natural beauty and man’s creativity in the form of the enchanting city of Machu Picchu framed by spiraling canyons and forested peaks. The final 45 minutes are spent walking down the royal flagstone pathway into Machu Picchu’s core.
  • Our day ends at a local hostel in Aguas Calientes (2,050m/6,726ft) located at the base of Machu Picchu Mountain, take 30 minutes bus down.
  • Overnight at the Hotel in Aguas Calientes.
  • Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner.
Day 5

Visit Machu Picchu & Back to Cusco

  • Breakfast at the hotel; at 06:00am take first bus to Machu Picchu citadel, you will ride a bus to Machu Picchu archeological site (2,430m/7,972ft) and tour every nook and cranny of this New 7 Wonder of the World and UNESCO World Cultural Heritage site: an unforgettable experience. Your guide will expertly direct you throughout the astounding ruins and its main streets.
  • Around 07:30am the guided tour begins, your guide will expertly direct you throughout the astounding ruins and its main streets. You can then wander around the town squares as well as climb the intricately carved stairways made of stone. Machu Picchu is considered to be the world’s spiritual center by esoteric wisdom.
  • From 10:30am to 12:00pm once the guided tour is over, you will have some free time to explore the site on your own, relax, or meditate.
  • From 12:30pm to 13:30pm take bus to Aguas Calientes.
  • From 13:30pm to 15:00pm take lunch at local restaurant in Aguas Calientes.
  • Return to Cusco: later board the train for the return trip to Cusco. You will stop at the Ollantaytambo Station and then be picked up and driven to your hotel in Cusco.
  • Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch.

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