DAY 1 CUSCO CITY TOUR
Upon arrival to Cusco Airport. Reception and transportation to the
Hotel where you will receive an aromatic coca tea to stimulating for
the height, will have the free morning to rest and also we suggest
you have a light lunch in either your hotel or in one of the
surrounded; in the afternoon we will depart on a City tour (entrance
to the archaeological centers and museums including) we will visit
the Main square, Cathedral, the Koricancha (temple of the sun) and
in addition we will make a route bordering archaeological centers
like Sacsayhuaman Fortress, Q'enko, Puka Pukara and Tambomachay,
tour finishes 6:30pm approximately at the main square in order you
can take dinner in one of the exquisite restaurants in the area,
then overnight. (No meals included)
*City tour: from 1.45pm to 6:30pm approx. (Pickup from the hotel
starts at 1:15pm)
*Optional Buffet Dinner with Folkloric Show: Adding $30 per person
DAY 2 RAFTING FULL DAY
We will be meeting at 9:00 of the morning. Our private
transportation will take us to our camping ground at "Cusipata River
Camp", were we can leave our baggage. Here you will enjoy , hot
showers, toilets , sauna and a comfortable dining area.
Our Professional River guides will provide you with all the proper
rafting equipment such as helmet, wet suit, spray jacket ,paddle and
self bailing raft.
After a comprehensive safety talk you will drive 10 minutes more to
Chuquicahuana them will running exiting class III rapids. You will
spend about two hours floating time , Afterwards, we drive back to
CASA CUSI “ were a good warm lunch will be serve and you can enjoy a
relaxing SAUNA. Our return would be in the late afternoon . (B, L)
- Transportation to the river and back
- All the rafting equipment, such as helmets, life jackets, spray
jackets, wet suits, paddles & Raft.
- Professional River guides
- lunch , we can accommodate to a vegetarian diet upon request
- Photos and video upon request with an additional charge
- Safety Kayaker
YOU SHOULD BRING:
- A complete set of dry clothing
- A pair of sandals or tennis shoes for the river, that will get wet.
- Sun Block
- A small towel
- A bathing suit to wear under the wet suit
A good positive mental attitude
INCA TRAIL 4DAYS 3 NIGHTS
Important Note: We will buy your Inca Trail trek permit using the
names & passport numbers that you send us with your trek booking
application. You must bring these same passports with you to Cusco
and take them on the Inca Trail. If the name or number in your
passport is different from the name and number on the trek permit,
the government authorities will not allow you to start the trek and
you will not be entitled to a refund. If you plan to renew your
passport between making the trek booking and actually starting the
trek you will must bring the 2 passports (old and new). If you make
a trek booking at the student price you must send us a copy of your
ISIC card at the time you pay the trek deposit. If you fail to bring
your ISIC card on the trek the government authorities will not allow
you to start the trek. You will not be given the opportunity to pay
the extra difference in price!!!!!
DAY 3 PISCACUCHO (Km.82)–HUAYLLABAMBA (The easy day)
A spectacular early morning drive through the Sacred Valley of the
Incas takes us to our trailhead at Km. 82 of the Machu Picchu
railroad. After getting acquainted with our trail crew we set out,
crossing a footbridge to hike a gentle two hours down the Urubamba
canyon, and then visit imposing sculpted Inca farming terraces and
the settlement of Llaqtapata on the banks of the Cusichaca side
river. We then climb a short way up the Cusichaca valley to
Huayllabamba, the last inhabited village on the trail, where we
(Walking distance approximately 12 km)
DAY 4 HUAYLLABAMBA – PACAYMAYU (The challenge day)
We climb the steep-sided Llullucha valley past a rushing stream and
through enchanted native polylepis woodland. Crossing the rim of a
small plateau, we abruptly find ourselves in the puna, the treeless
grasslands of the high Andes. The trail traverses an open slope
opposite mighty mountain crags as we ascend to the first and highest
pass, Warmiwañusca (4,200m/13,776ft). Here we encounter spectacular
views of the trail ahead to the second pass, and look back to the
sweeping snow peaks and valleys of the Huayanay massif.
The trail to the floor of the forested Pacaymayo valley, where we
( Walking distance approximately 9 km).
DAY 5 PACAYMAYU – WIÑAYWAYNA (The unforgettable day)
We pick up an Inca stairway and ascend again past the small Inca
site of Runkuracay. As we reach the second pass, the landscape opens
onto spectacular new views to the snow peaks of the Pumasillo range.
We descend to the ruins of Sayacmarca (Inaccessible Town), an
intricate labyrinth of houses, plazas and water channels, perched
precariously on a rocky spur overlooking the Aobamba valley. The
Inca trail, now a massive buttressed structure of granite paving
stones, continues along the steep upper fringes of the cloud forest
through a colorful riot of orchids, bromeliads, mosses and ferns. At
the third pass pinnacles topped with Inca viewing platforms overlook
the archaeological complex of Phuyupatamarca (Cloud-level Town).
Pausing to explore the wondrous maze of Inca stone towers, fountains
and stairways that spilling down the mountainside here, we begin a
long descent through ever-changing layers of cloud forest. An Inca
stairway partly cut from living granite leads us finally to our camp
by the ruins of Wiñay Wayna (Forever Young), the largest and most
exquisite of the Inca Trail sites.(B),(L),(D)
(Walking distance approximately 14 km)
DAY 6 WIÑAYWAYNA – MACHUPICCHU (The special day)
An early morning hike takes us across a steep mountainside through
lush, humid cloud-forest of giant ferns and broad-leaf vegetation.
Suddenly we cross the stone threshold of Intipunku (Sun Gate) and
encounter an unforgettable sweep of natural beauty and human
artistry –a backdrop of twisting gorge and forested peaks framing
the magical city of Machu Picchu.
We complete the final leg down the royal flagstone walkway, past
outlying shrines and buildings and into the heart of Machu Picchu,
where we spend the rest of the morning with a guided tour of the
highlights and some individual exploring among Machu Picchu’s
multitude of hidden nooks and corners. In the early afternoon a bus
takes us to the small town of Aguas Calientes, where we board our
return train to Cusco.(B)
(Walking distance approximately 7 km)
DAY 7 TRANSFER OUT
You will be picked up from the hotel after breakfast to take the bus
service to the airport (B).
INCA TRAIL INFORMATION *
OUR SERVICE INCLUDED
*Transfer by bus to km.82 (trail head)
*Entrance Fee, Inca Trail and Machu Picchu.
*A large tent, for each 2 persons.
*Mattress, one per person.
*Enough tables and chairs.
*English speaking professional tour guide (over 8 members, 2 guides).
*An expert cook.
*Porters (to carry tent, food, cooking equipment and your personal
staff max. 6 kls per person)
*Train Ticket (Backpacker).
*Full meals during the trek.
*Daily snack bag.
*Daily afternoon tea service.
*Daily wake up tea, and hot water for washing.
*Daily morning boiled and cold water to fill the water bottles.
*Emergency oxygen bottle and medical kit.
*Transfer train station / hotel
*Bus Ticket from Machu Picchu to Aguas Calientes
*Breakfast first day (you can order an early breakfast at your
*Lunch last day
*Hot springs pool visit (on your own).
*Tips to the crew (guides, cooks and porters).
WE SUGGEST YOU TO:
- Use boots during treks and sneakers during long walks.
- Drinking lots of liquids on long excursions, especially during the
- Always taking an umbrella or rainwear.
YOU SHOULD BRING
-Personal sleeping bag
-Warm Jacket or Sweater
-RainGear (from nov to april)
-T-shirt , short, long pants.
-Back pack, trekking shoes, sandals
-Sun Hat , wool hat , sun glasses
-Water bottle, flash light, hat
-Personal clothing for trek
-Insect repellent – Suncream
-Water Purification Tablets.
-Extra US$50 changed in soles for any emergency and for tipping the
use the hot shower on day 3 - 2 soles and for lunch on day 4
KILOMETERS OF WALKING DAY BY DAY
Day 01 - 12 Km (Km-82 to Huayllabamba) Cusco (3400) – Chillca(2720)
Day 02 - 12 Km (Huayllabamba to Pacaymayo) Huayllabamba(2950) –
Day 03 - 16 Km (Pacaymayo to Wiñayhuayna) Pakaymayo(3600) -
Day 04 - 07 Km (Wiñayhuaina to Machupicchu) Wiñayhuayna(2700) -
Machupichu(2400) - Cusco(3400)
Note: To apply to this discount It is necessary to send us your scan
copy ISIC (International Student Identity Card) with your other
Without this copy we will not be able to make the discount.
When booking a trek: The government has strictly limited the number
of people permitted on the Inca Trail during 2009 (permits are
issued to about 200 trekkers per day plus 300 porters). We recommend
that you make a trek booking as early as possible. In 2008 the trek
permits for some dates sold out more than 4 months in advance!!
However don't make a booking until you have all the group details (names,
passport numbers, ages etc) and you are sure about your trek
departure date since "these details cannot be changed after we have
bought your trek permit"
* Participants need to be in good physical health and condition it
is good for travelers who are in condition to hike up to ten hours,
with breaks in a single day to enjoy the Inka Trail. The trekking
will be difficult if you have not exercised regularly before your
trip. To fully enjoy an Inka Trail adventure, we advise passengers
to get into an exercise program for their own safety and enjoyment.
If a passenger suffers from any medical condition, we advise him/her
to consult a physician about joining an Inka Trail Expedition.
Take only the necessary items for the 4/3 days trek, You can leave
the rest of your luggage at your hotel in Cusco (most of hotels and
hostals has an storage rooms to keep it until your return)
Park authorities may occasionally designate different campsites than
those indicate The Inca Trail is part of the Machu Picchu Sanctuary,
a protected area of 32,592 hectares. Every visitor must obey park
regulations prohibiting littering, cutting or damaging trees,
removing or damaging stones of ruins and the Trail, removing plants,
killing animals, lighting open fires or camping in the archeological
sites (Only authorized campsites can be used).
1. Personal porters can be hired to help carry your personal items
such as clothes, sleeping bag etc. The services of a third of a
porter (maximum 7kg or 14lb per person) can be hired for US$135. If
you hire the services of a third of a porter (you will need to
supply the small padlock). However, even with this service you will
still need to take a daypack to carry your essential items such as
rain poncho, warm fleece, camera and water bottle.
Please note that due to new government regulations the maximum
number of porters that we can use in each group has now been capped.
This is why we have had to limit the maximum amount of personal
equipment that you can give to a porter to carry for you to 7kg or
14lb per person. (The maximum amount that each porter can carry on
the Inca Trail has also been limited to 18kg or 40lb per porter).
Approximately 30% of our clients hire the services of an extra third
2. We can also provide vegetarian meals or cater for special diets
at no extra cost but we need to know when you make the trek
3. You can hire sleeping bags in our office. All sleeping bags are
synthetic (easy to wash). They are washed after every use and are
guaranteed to be clean.
Cost: US$35 per person for the 4 day/3 night trek. Weight 2.5 kg and
are rated to 12 degrees below freezing (nice and warm even during
the coldest of nights experienced on the Inca Trail).
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