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Inca Trail to Machu Picchu

Rainforest Cruises
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Travel Style: For those looking to maximize their sight seeing time. You thrive on a packed day’s schedule from 8 am to 6pm, with some (but limited) free time. Most activities and meals included. Full on
Physical Level: Full day hiking or trekking over medium to long distances. Moderate expectation of physical fitness. Strenuous
Lodging Level: You'll stay in no-frills, but clean and comfortable, hotels or guesthouses. A 'Basic' trip might also involve a few nights of camping. Basic - 2 star
7 days
From: $ 1,349 $ 193 / day
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Overview

Highlights

  • Explore Cusco & Sacred Valley
  • Hike The Inca Trail
  • Discover Machu Picchu

Short Description

Rainforest Cruises brings you on the adventure of a lifetime - trekking the Inca Trail to Machu Picchu. To hike the Inca Trail is more like a pilgrimage, as you develop and strengthen relationships with fellow travelers, each sharing a common destination, the majestic and awe-inspiring Citadel of Machu Picchu.

The Inca Trail to Machu Picchu Trek is of moderate difficulty, but passengers should be in reasonable physical shape prior to arriving in Peru. Being prepared will make your experience more enjoyable, allow for more time viewing the beauty of the Andes, and less time gasping for breath while clutching your hiking pole!

Groups are between 25-60 people, typically ~30-40. Usually there will be many opportunities to split off and enjoy meals and excursions in smaller groups. This is the most economical way to travel, saving up to 40% versus booking the same itinerary yourself.
Trip Type Group Tour
Spend most of the time outdoors. Common trip themes and activities include cycling, hiking, kayaking, whitewater rafting.
Itinerary Focus Active
You'll stay in no-frills, but clean and comfortable, hotels or guesthouses. A 'Basic' trip might also involve a few nights of camping.
Lodging Level Basic - 2 star
Flights & Transport Only ground transport
Start City Cusco
End City Cusco

Trip Includes

  • 3 Nights in Choice Hotels
  • 3 Nights Camping
  • Meals as specified in the itinerary
  • All Necessary Transfers
  • Entrances during Excursions
  • Inca Trail Entrance
  • English Speaking Guides
  • Train Ticket from Machu Picchu
  • One Single Use Entrance to Machu Picchu

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Itinerary

Day 1: Arrival to Cusco and City Tour

Upon arrival at the Cusco airport, you are met and taken to the city, where you have some time to relax and acclimatize to the altitude. Drink plenty of coca tea and take it easy, so you can enjoy your afternoon city tour. Your tour takes you to the principal historical and archeological sites of Cusco, before returning to your hotel. Evening at leisure.

Day 2: Sacred Valley and Ollantaytambo

Meals: Breakfast and Lunch

Machu PicchuTransfer to the Sacred Valley for an inspiring visit to the market of Pisac and Ollantaytambo. The Inca utilized the Sacred Valley for farming, but it also held important spiritual and religious significance, as many important structures grace the area. Enjoy your active tour, which should assist you to take on the demands of the Inca Trail the next day.

Day 3: First Day Inca Trail

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Inca Trail to Machu Picchu Today is the first day of your trek. You are escorted to the entrance point by your guide, where your tickets are collected. You cross the Vilcanota River and begin your climb into the Andes. You arrive at the Wallabamba campsite for the night, where you enjoy your first evening under an Andean sky.

Day 4: Second Day Inca Trail

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Dead Woman's PassToday is the most difficult day on the Inca Trail. You climb 1,200 meters to Dead Woman's Pass, which is situated at nearly 4,200 meters above sea level. From there you descend to your campsite for a much needed rest. Enjoy a dinner recounting the day's achievements with friends and family.

Day 5: Third Day Inca Trail

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner

Inca Trail HikeYou will notice that today's hike presents a change in scenery. As you leave the higher altitudes and descend toward Machu Picchu, the flora becomes more tropical. Today's hike allows for visitation of several archeological sites and for many is one of the most enjoyable. Make sure to pack a poncho to stay dry, in case of rain.

Day 6: Arrival to Machu Picchu through the Sun Gate

Meals: Breakfast

Cusco Inca Trail Today you arrive at the majestic citadel of Machu Picchu. Enjoy the sights and sounds of this incredible structure after four days of physical exertion. You enjoy a guided tour of the ruins, and in the afternoon take the train back to the Sacred Valley where you can rest and recuperate in your comfortable hotel.

Day 7: Return Home

Meals: Breakfast

Peru Amazon ToursAfter an exciting visit to the Andes, it is time to return home. You can enjoy some free time in the morning before transferring to the airport for your flight home. Rainforest Cruises hopes that your Inca Trail hike has been a success! We would like to express our deepest appreciation for traveling with us!

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Flights & Transport

Only ground transport

Group Size:

Intimate Group - 12 max

Trip ID#:

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Trip Excludes

  • Domestic & International Airfares
  • Airport Taxes
  • Second Entrance to Machu Picchu
  • Entrance to Huayna Picchu
  • Anything not Stated in Itinerary
  • Travel Insurance
  • Any Required Visas

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