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4 DAY INCA TREK | Classic Inca Trail to Machu Picchu 4 days / 3 nights

4 DAY INCA TREK | CLASSIC INCA TRAIL

Machu Picchu or MachuPicchu (Quechua word meaning ‘Old Mountain’) has become in the last 10 years in one of the most touristic places in the world and there are many ways of reaching out the famous Citadel that can be by train and then bus, by train and then walking, but in this awesome tour we bring you the Inca Trail, the original way to get Machu Picchu and it´s been rated as in the top 10 treks of the world, going through awe-inspiring landscapes, as well as through important Incan archeological sites such temples, fortresses, way stations, Inca tunnels, lakes, to appreciate snowcapped mountains, jungle, and much more.

Our professional team includes tour guides that will explain history, flora and fauna, astronomy, folklore and many other topics; our team of well-trained and respectful porters and our field team will work hard to provide you luxury, comfortable, clean, and ecologically-responsible campsites along the way. 
On the fourth day, we arrive to Machu Picchu early for the sunrise, and from the sun gate we will get the first sight of the archeological wonder.
After the tour in the morning of Machu Picchu we will return to Cusco by train in the afternoon.

PRIVATE SERVICE: Machu Picchu Hike Cost

  • 2 people   US$985 per person
  • 3 people   US$895 per person
  • 4 people   US$835 per person
  • 5 people   US$795 per person
  • 6 people   US$775 per person
  • 7+ people US$745 per person

NOTE: In private service we include a porter to carry up to 7 kilograms of your personal belongings, the half of the trip.
PRICE 2018

US$695.00 Adults  (group service)

US$ 655.00 Students with a valid ISIC card.

Itinerary

Day 01: CUSCO TO WAYLLABAMBA

Distance: 12 Kilometers / 7.5 Miles
We´ll pick you up from your hotel in Cusco at 6am approximately to start this exciting 4 day machu picchu tour; then we´ll drive through the Sacred Valley to the community of Piscaycucho (Railroad K82 – 2700m/8856ft), where the security check is located, you need to show your Passport to the authorities and after this you will be ready to begin the Inca Trail.
Following the trail along the left-hand shore of the Urubamba River, we´ll enjoy stunning views of the snow-capped mountain Veronica (5830m.) and some archeological sites along the way such way stations, observation towers, the Inca city of Llactapata; after that a nice spot for lunch.
Finally a progressive climb through forest to our first base camp at Wayllabamba (3000m./9840ft.).

Meals provided: Snacks, lunch, tea time and Dinner.
Hiking time: 5-6 hours approx.

Day 02: WAYLLABAMBA TO PACAYMAYO

Distance: 11 Kilometers / 6.8 Miles
Our team will wake you up with a nice and warm cup of tea and after breakfast we´ll be begin the climb which is around 5 hours in average to the highest point called the “Abra de la Mujer Muerta” (Dead Woman Pass) (4200m/13776ft), going through Andean cloud forest and highland puna, during our ascent, we´ll appreciate the wide variety of plants, flowers, and bird species supported by this unique eco-climate.
Once we reach the pass, our challenge will be rewarded by an astonishing panoramic view of the Vilcanota and Vilcabamba mountain ranges.
Thenceforth, we´ll descend into the Valley of Pacaymayo river and there we´ll set up our second base camp.
Meals provided: Breakfast, Snacks, lunch, tea time and Dinner.

Hiking time: 6-7 hours approx.

Day 03: PACAYMAYO TO WINAY WAYNA

Distance: 16 Kilometers / 10 Miles
This would be a unique day where, after the 2 hours climb up to the second pass (3,900 mts, 12,600 ft) and later with gradual climbs of some ups and downs, we´ll follow ancient stone paths and steps to the well-preserved Inca remains of Runkurakay, Sayacmarca, and Phuyupatamarca.
Along with our visit to the sites, we´ll appreciate the Incas’ complex architectural style and reverence of natural geography and beauty.
Heading down the sub-tropical forest until we will reach one of the most beautiful Inca ruins of Wiñay Wayna, (another pilgrimage site) where we´ll camp for the 3rd night.

Meals provided: Breakfast, snacks,Lunch, tea time and Dinner.
Time Approximate walking time: 8-9 hours approx.

Day 04: WINAY WAYNA TO MACHU PICCHU

Distance: 5 Kilometers / 3 Miles
Early in the morning, we´ll depart saying goodbye to our Cookers and porters, and later on we´ll go through some progressive and small ups and downs through the highland jungle to our destination:
Intupunku, or the Sun Gate to Machu Picchu.
There we catch our first breathtaking view of this historical wonder.
We´ll then have the day to learn about and explore the main complex of the Machu Picchu Sanctuary before taking the train back to Cusco in the afternoon.

Meals provided: Breakfast, Snacks
Approximate walking time: 2 ½ hours

NOTE: You must bring the SAME PASSPORT that you used for the booking of this trek.

fixed departures: Every tuesday, thursday and saturdays.

WE HIGHLY RECOMMEND TO MAKE THE RESERVATIONS AT LEAST 3-6 MONTHS IN ADVANCE; PERMITS ARE LIMITED TO ONLY 400 PEOPLE PER DAY (INCLUDING PORTERS) AND ARE SOLD OUT QUICKLY.

See also options of:

2 days Inca trail to Machu Picchu

5 days Premium Inca trail to Machu Picchu.

Includes

INCLUDED:

  • Comfortable and spacy tents
  • Hotel transfers and private bus to trailhead
  • Entrance fees for Inca Trail and Machu Picchu
  • High quality double-occupancy tents and camping equipment
  • Sleeping foam mattress (optional to hire Therma-rest inflatable matrasse)
  • Hot water in the morning for washing
  • Drinking water throughout the trek
  • Dining tent, kitchen tent, and latrine tent
  • Oxygen bottle and first aid kit equipped for wilderness trekking
  • Professional, English-speaking guide and camp staff
  • Porters to carry camping equipment (passengers must carry their own bags with pooled service)
  • Plentiful, nutritious meals (Vegetarian option available) 03B, 03L, 03D
  • Bus ticket from Machu Picchu to Aguas Calientes
  • Train ticket back to Cusco, Backpacker service
  • Transfer from Poroy train station to hotel (pooled service Cusco train station to hotel)

NOT INCLUDED:

  • Sleeping bag
  • Breakfast on the first morning
  • Tips for guide and camp staff
  • Sleeping Bag: $20
  • Inflatable Air Matt therma-rest: $20
  • Walking Sticks (Pair): $15

EXTRAS:

  • Porter to carry passenger bags $70 for trip  – one porter can usually carry for two people – 7 Kilos max each person)
  • Sleeping bag: $20 for whole trip.

Travel Info

WE HIGHLY RECOMMEND TO MAKE THE RESERVATIONS AT LEAST 3-6 MONTHS IN ADVANCE; PERMITS ARE LIMITED TO ONLY 400 PEOPLE PER DAY (INCLUDING PORTERS) AND ARE SOLD OUT QUICKLY.
Departures: Every Monday, Wednesday, Friday & Sunday

What you should bring:

  • Passport, the same Passport number that you used for booking this trip
  • ISIC card (Students)
  • Backpack or duffle bag
  • Sleeping bag
  • Warm clothing/thermals
  • Insect repellent
  • Trekking shoes/wool socks
  • Water bottle
  • Rain gear  (Nov-Mar)
  • Day pack
  • Sunscreen and hat
  • Personal medical kit
  • Flashlight
  • Light and warm clothing

ABOUT TIPING:

Of course tipping is a voluntary action according to the performance of our staff, however here is an idea about the average money to tip in this hike:

  • INCA TRAIL Tour guide…$5.00 – $10.00 each. per day
  • INCA TRAIL Porters…$3.00 – $5.00 each per day (1-2 porters per person )
  • INCA TRAIL Cook…$4.00- $7.00 each. per day

Reserve





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  • Small groups.
  • Professional and licensed tour leader, with degree in history, archeology and well trained to handle emergency situations and first aid.
  • We are well committed for all Safety issues.
  • Our cooks are well constantly trained to provide the most delicious meals.
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  • Top notch camping gear.
  • Highly committed to protect the environment.
  • Our porters are the best ever well-treated.
  • We truly support with social projects for the Andean villages where our porters come from, specially supporting their schools.

Why Scenic Peru?

  • We are a local tour operator in Cusco Peru
  • 12 years of experience crafting the best suitable trips for customers
  • 24 hours monitoring each tour
  • Highly committed to preserve the environment
  • Small groups
  • Reliable business suppliers/associates within Peru
  • We truly support with social projects for the Andean villages where our porters come from, specially supporting their schools.
  • Professional tour guides with degree in history, archeology, flora, fauna etc.
  • Very concerned about safety and health issues during your trip.
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