2 Pax - $2,296
3 Pax - $1,845
4 Pax - $1,620
5 Pax - $1,456
6 Pax - $1,317
INCA TRAIL 5D/4N
The internationally renowned classic trail of the Incas leading you to one of the new Seven Wonders of the World, the Quechua Citadel of Machu Picchu, re-discovered for the western world by Hiram Bingham III in 1911 with the guidance of local indigenous farmers. Take the trail over a slower paced 5 days, camp at the quieter less visited Phuyapatamarca, arrive at the sungate after all the queues, then with excited anticipation, look forward to your full afternoon tour on the 5th day after a restful night in a hotel.
DAY BY DAY ITINERARY
DAY 1 - CUSCO TO PATALLACTA
DAY 2 - PATALLACTA TO LLULLUCHAPAMPA
DAY 3 - LLULLUCHAPAMPA TO PHUYUPATAMARCA
DAY 4 - PHUYUPATAMARCA TO MACHU PICCHU
DAY 5 - MACHU PICCHU GUIDED TOUR
Good Morning! Rested and enthusiastic for our ultimate day we have the option to relax this the morning or have a wander round the town.
Today we will lunch early in one of Aguas Calientes’ excellent restaurants in order to arrive to the Citadel in good time for our full afternoon tour. Accompanied by our guide, we take a 25 minute bus ride to the sanctuary of Machupicchu (2400m / 7874ft). Our guide will lead us in a tour of exploration and discovery of the many curious corners within this enigmatic Citadel. Our guided tour will have an average duration of 2 hours.
Machu Picchu with Huayna Picchu
If you feel like you could take on another uphill challenge, you have the option to climb the famous mountain of Huayna Picchu this morning, pre afternoon tour. It is important to mention that to climb this mountain, you need to buy a separate ticket in advance. Please confirm that you want to make this climb at the time of making your booking with us. The trail consists of many steep narrow steps (not recommended for people who suffer vertigo), the height of the mountain is 2700m / 8858ft (the climb is 300 m.) We will climb Huayna Picchu at 10am. The route is around 3 hours round trip. We will then exit Machu Picchu citadel and have our lunch at Sanctuary Lodge just outside the entrance to the Citadel. After lunch we re-enter the citadel at 2pm for our guided tour of the citadel itself.
As the site closes for the day at 5:30pm we bus back down to Aguas Calientes. We then have a charming train journey back to Ollantaytambo and time to reflect on, quite possibly, one of the most amazing experiences of your life. Our private transport will be waiting to take us back to your hotel.
Meals: B, L.
" I wanted to thank you both so much for such an amazing time. The entire trip so exceeded my expectations. The service was top notch. All of the small touches were perfect. I think I'd mentioned in some initial feedback that we did miss our champagne. Other than that, I don't anything could have made it more perfect. Marcial really is a perfect guide. We were so lucky to have had him on our trek. His knowledge of the history, people and culture really added to our experience. He was great at preparing us as well as continually encouraging us along the way. Mayra too was awesome - running a tight ship. So personable and knowledgeable. They both really added a tremendous amount to our entire trip. Another standout.. Claudio... what a gem.. He's so smart with such initiative. With his smile and vest on, he was always attentive and happy to work with us. I'm not sure when and how it was planned, but I was surprised with a birthday celebration. It was so touching and definitely a highlight of the experience. Who knew that a birthday cake cooked in a pan over a flame could taste so good (throughout the trip the food was really amazing). The birthday party really took it over the top, so I thank whoever planned that part. Again, everything exceeded my expectations. While it was the hardest thing physically that I've ever done in my life, it will forever be one of the most memorable moments. Truly an amazing birthday.
SERVICES NOT INCLUDED
Breakfast on the first morning.
THE DIFFICULTY OF THIS TREK (MODERATE)
At Quechua Treks we aim to provide bespoke itineraries suited to each adventurer down to the last detail, we want to create your dream experience. Together, we can customize our itineraries with additional activities ranging from a variety of ‘adrenaline pumping’, ‘culture vulture’ or ‘relax and unwind’ options to best fit your needs throughout your tour. Check out our ideas for inspiration and let us know what captures your imagination!
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