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Inca Trail (4 days)

Classic trek by the Inca Trail. Combine unique landscapes with mountains, jungle and a mix of ruins, tunnels and paved tracks of the quechua people.


This is a high demand program and its places are limited, having dates in which we are running out of places with months in advance. Our recommendation is to plan your trip as far in advance as possible.


Price

  • Until December 31, 2017:
    • Price per person for the Inca Trail tour (4 days): US$ 480.
  • From Janury 1 to December 31, 2018:
    • Price per person for the Inca Trail tour (4 days): US$ 500.

Discounts

  • Discount for student with current university card: US$ 40.
  • Discount for children between 11 and 17 years old: US$ 40.
  • Discount for children between 3 and 10 years old: US$ 70.

*For having some of the indicated discounts, you must write us at reservas@denomades.com before making the online booking.


Included

  • Pickup at the hotel in Cusco.
  • Drop off in Cusco's downtown.
  • Transportation:
    • Roundtrip shared transportation by vehicle between Cusco and Ollantaytambo.
    • Shared transportation by Expedition train from Aguas Cailientes to Ollantaytambo.
  • Accommodation:
    • 1st night in Wayllabamba camp (shared double tent).
    • 2nd night in Pacaymayo tent (shared double tent).
    • 3rd night in Wiñay Wayna camp (shared double tent).
  • Meals:
    • Breakfast (except the first day).
    • Lunch (except for the last day).
    • Dinner (except the last day).
  • Camping equipment.
    • Tent.
    • Sleeping pad.
  • Inca Trail permits with entry ticket to Machu Picchu.
  • Porters for camping equipment and meals.
  • Bilingual guide (Spanish and English).

Not included

  • Breakfast the first day.
  • Lunch the last day.
  • Dinner the last day.
  • Water.
  • Sleeping bag (US$ 20 per person for the whole trek).
  • Trek poles (US$ 15 per person for the whole trek).
  • Extra porter for luggage (US$ 100 per 4 days; maximum 14 kg).
  • Tips (optional).

Optional services

  • Train upgrade to Vistadome: US$ 35 per person.
  • Entry ticket to Machu Picchu Mountain: US$ 65 per person.
  • Entry ticket to Huayna Picchu Mountain: US$ 65 per person.
  • One-way bus from Machu Picchu to Aguas Calientes: US$ 12 per person.

*It is not possible to climb both mountains, Machu Picchu Mountain and Huayna Picchu, in a single tour.


How to book

  1. Choose the departure date in the calendar.
  2. Choose the number of people.
  3. Select the mountain that you want to climb as an optional service (Machu Picchu Mountain or Huayna Picchu). In case you don't want to climb a mountain, just continue with the next step.
  4. Click in "Add to cart".
  5. Pay online the total price of the program.
  • Once payed, the booking is subject to confirmation according to availability. If you want to know the availability before paying, write us at reservas@denomades.com.

What you should bring

  • A 40 to 60 l backpack for the whole circuit.
  • Backpack rain cover.
  • Sleeping bag.
  • Trek poles (recommended).
  • First layer (synthetic shirts and pants).
  • Long and short sleeved T-shirts.
  • Polar type jacket.
  • Waterproof clothes (pants and jacket, or rain poncho).
  • Synthetic underwear.
  • Towel.
  • Trek shoes.
  • Flip-flops.
  • Hat and gloves to protect yourself from the cold.
  • Cap for the sun.
  • Sunglasses.
  • Personal hygiene objects.
  • Toilet paper.
  • Sunscreen.
  • Insect repellent.
  • Headlamp.
  • External battery (most accommodation places don't have access to electricity).
  • Water (1 l per person for the first day; you will be able to buy water during the trek).
  • Snacks.
  • At least S/. 200 for not included expenses during the trek.

Itinerary

Beginning: Day 1 at 4:30 am at your hotel in Cusco.
End: Day 4 around midnight at Cusco's downtown.

Day 1: Cusco – Ollantaytambo – Wayllabamba (8 km of walking, 5 hours). We will pick you up to go from Cusco to Ollantaytambo. In this place, we will have time for breakfast (not included), and to buy the last things before begin the trek: water and snacks that will help you to keep your energy during the activity. Then, we will go by vehicle to the km 82 in Piscacucho, place where the first control is made and from where we will start our trek. After 2 hours, we will pass by the Patallacta archaeological site, at a 2,750 m altitude. 45 minutes from there, we will have lunch. After recovering the energies, we will go on by the route for 1 and half hours more to the first camp: Wayllabamba. Here we will have dinner and receive the directions of the guide for the next day, before going to sleep.

Day 2: Wayllabamba – Warmiwañusca – Pacaymayo (12 km of walking, 8 hours). In the morning, after the breakfast, we will begin the day's walking going over for 45 minutes before the second control: Wayllabamba. After this, we will trek up to reach Llullucha Pampa, at 3,800 m a. s. l. We will rest a couple of minutes before taking the route again towards the Warmiwañusca pass, at 4,215 m a. s. l., the highest point of the trek, from where we will go to the Pacaymayo camp, where we will have dinner and will be able to rest for the next day.

Day 3: Pacaymayo – Wiñay Wayna Camp (16 km of walking, 12 hours). As every day, we will begin early, realizing the change of landscape. We will feel the warm temperature of the jungle weather, besides seeing different vegetation from the one we have been seeing the previous days. In addition, we will pass by many archaeological sites, like Runcurakay, at 3,750 m a. s. l. On the other hand, there is the pass with the same name, at a 3,900 m altitude, and the Sayacmarka site. After this trek, we will have lunch in Chaquicocha and time to rest, because we have to continue walking towards the next site: Puyuptamarca, at a 3,750 m altitude. From this last place, we will begin our descent to the Wiñay Wayna camp, where we will have dinner, receive the instructions of the guide for the next day, and we will be free to rest.

Day 4: Wiñay Wayna – Machu Picchu – Cusco. We will get up very early in the morning to continue the descent to the last control point, where we will have to wait until the doors open to go on to the citadel. After this point, we will walk for 1 and a half hours until the Inti Punku, the Sun Gate, from where it is possible to see the whole Machu Picchu citadel and Huayna Picchu as background. Here we will stop by a few minutes to take pictures, and then we will continue to the citadel, where we will have a 2 hours tour with our guide. He will give us more historical data about the different places in it. After that, we will have time to climb some of the optional mountains, Machu Picchu Mountain or Huayna Picchu, if you included it in your entry ticket. After this, we will go to Aguas Calientes, where we will have to be in the train station half an hour before our train departure time to begin our return. We will get to Ollantaytambo first, and then, to Cusco's downtown by vehicle, ending the activity.


Cancellation policy

  • The cancellation of this tour does not have 100% refund.
  • If you cancel with more than 6 days in advance, the amount refunded of the advance payed for the booking will be only $ 40 per person.
  • If you cancel with less than 6 days in advance, the advance payed to book will not be refunded.


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