DURATION

DIFFICULTY

4 DAYS

MODERATE

Prices 

2 Pax - $3,380

3 Pax - $2,615

4 Pax - $2,183

5 Pax - $1,867

6 Pax - $1,706

LUXURY INCA TRAIL 4D/3N

We also offer our Luxury Inca Trail experience over five days. For our 4 day trek, please consider your level of fitness to be able to head out very early and cover a long, hard steep downhill on the last trek day with time and energy enough to enjoy a tour of Machu Picchu the afternoon. 

 

The famous 4 day Classic Trail of the Incas leads you through to the awesome original Sungate entrance into one of the new Seven Wonders of the World; the Quechua Citadel of Machu Picchu. Re-discovered for the western world by Hiram Bingham ΙΙΙ in 1911, with the guidance of local indigenous farmers, the Classic Inca Trail is a very popular hike culminating with our full tour of the site.

 

This is the luxury trek choice for travellers who want to experience all the natural grandeur of this unforgettable route with a touch of refinement. Our luxury trek service will amaze you with outstanding service! We provide massages, top class catering, luxury tents and thick inflatable mattresses. You will arrive at the sungate pampered and well catered for, having dined like Inca royalty. We’ll ensure you’re well looked after to make this a journey to treasure forever!

 

DAY BY DAY ITINERARY

DAY 1 - CUSCO TO HUALLABAMBA


Early in the morning, we take the way leading from Cusco to Km82 (2750 mt/9130 ft), this is our check point at the beginning of the trek. The trail follows the river valley for a while; this is a good training day before the second more challenging day. Along the way we will pass Wilkaracay with its impressive view of Patallacta which are both important Inca remains. It is just the beginning of a holy trail full of sanctuaries. ​Today, after about 7 hours walking we will reach our first camping place at Huayllabamba (3000 mt/9842ft). On reaching our camp for the evening we will be met by our trek team. Our cook is in charge of conjuring up the most deliciously satisfying meals from the best local produce to be served in our comfortable private dining tent. Our porters will have already set up our luxury camp to include our massage tent and hot shower tent. Relax and feel refreshed at the end of our first trek day, who said camping needs to be arduous! Maximum Altitude: 2954 masl / 9694 ft Minimum Altitude: 2709 masl / 8887.7 ft Approximate Walking Time: 6 - 7 hours Day Distance: 12 km / 7.3 ml Meals: L, D. Snacks




DAY 2 - HUALLABAMBA TO PACAYMAYO


After a great night's sleep on thick inflatable mattresses and a beautifully presented and delicious breakfast, ever optimistic, the sun will be shining on our second day as we follow the Inca trail to Warmiwañusta (Dead Woman’s Pass). This is considered to be the most challenging trek day as we cross this highest point of the trail at 4200m (13779ft), prepare for a steep uphill until we summit. The sense of achievement is a reward in itself, then a beautiful stone trail will show us the way as we descend to our tents in the campsite at Pacaymayo (3580 mt/11740 ft). On reaching our camp for the evening we will be welcomed by our cook preparing our mouthwatering evening meal, hot showers and a soothing massage for any aches you may be feeling after completing a tough trek day hiking this fabulous trail. ​
Maximum Altitude: 4226 masl / 13866 ft. Minimum Altitude: 2954 masl / 9694 ft. Approximate Walking Time: 8 - 9 hours Day Distance: 11km / 7 ml Meals: B, L, D. Snacks




DAY 3 - PACAYMAYO TO PHUYUPATAMARCA


Waking up to be served a hot drink, our tents pitched within the surroundings of the cloud forest. After a scrumptious, healthy breakfast seated in our private dining tent we continue along this ancient trail passing small marshes, continuing over the second mountain pass of the trek. It is the second highest point of the hike (3,900mt/12,950ft). As we descend we will see the flora and fauna become more abundant with hummingbirds accompanying us along our route. ​Lunch, our dining tent is set up, the food is divine and we are located at Chaquicocha (3500 mt/11,620 ft) a fine place for a break in the middle of the cloud forest. The last two hours of the day, are some of the most memorable and breathtaking views of the Inca Trail. We reach our last campsite when the sun sets at Phuyupatamarca, a befitting name meaning 'town in the clouds'. Tonight is our last luxury camping night, let’s make the best use of our amenities with a soothing massage and maybe even savour a celebratory glass of wine as we enjoy our fine dining evening meal set above the clouds. If we have a little luck, tonight’s sky will be clear enough to marvel at the countless stars twinkling just for us! Maximum Altitude: 3974 masl / 13039 ft Minimum Altitude: 2954 masl / 9694 ft Approximate Walking Time: 8- 9 hours Day Distance: 12 km / 7.3 ml Meals: B, L, D. Snacks




DAY 4 - PHUYUPATAMARCA TO MACHU PICCHU


Good Morning! Refreshed from a most comfortable nights sleep on our thick mattresses and a sumptuous breakfast we are ready to begin the final leg of our trek to the lost city of Machu Picchu. We descend for 3hrs, about 900m below from Phuyupatamarca. We will visit yet more interesting Inca sites; Intipata and Wiñayhuayna, one of the most impressive Inca sites along our route and just 2 hrs before the Sungate entrance (“Inti Punku”). This is the Inca’s original entrance to Machu Picchu, where we catch our first glimpse of the citadel from afar. The Sungate is probably the most sensational part of the trail.​ Entering the Sungate, having taken time to enjoy our first glimpse of Machu Picchu; we walk down into the astonishing complex for a full tour of exploration and discovery to learn from our guide of the many curious corners within this fascinatingly unique and enigmatic Citadel. ​Later we take the bus down to be on time for the train* back to Ollantaytambo, from here, our private transport will bring us back to Cusco. ​*If you would prefer to upgrade your train experience to either the Hiram Bigham or Sacred Valley train service options please speak to our consultants on booking for more information. Maximum Altitude: 3974 masl / 13039 ft Minimum Altitude: 3974 masl / 13039 ft Approximate Walking Time: 5 hours Day Distance: 7.3 km / 4.5 ml Meals: B, L. Snacks





 

                         Although we didn't do the full 4 day trek to Machu Picchu, we were all really glad to have done the roughly 8 miles one-day hike to Machu Picchu. It was a beautiful hike through cloud forest and past.                              Incan sites with another delicious and big packed lunch (that was homemade during the night before our hike so it would be as fresh as possible). Seeing MP through the Sun Gate and away from the crowds (and after all the effort to get there) made it extra special. 

Machu Picchu is massive and incredible but also extremely crowded. We all appreciated that our first experience of it was from the trek rather than after getting of the bus at the entrance and being surrounded by tons of tourists....

 Quechua does a lot more than lead treks and I highly recommend them to anyone looking for a quality experience.   

                             

 Jeremy B

SERVICES INCLUDED


Briefing one day before the trek. Collection from your hotel in the morning of the trek departure. 3 nights Luxury camping. 3 nutritious meals per day (vegetarian options available). Water available all day, wine for our evening stops. Luxury tents. Air bed for camping.
Sleeping bag, liner and pillow.
First aid kit and oxygen bottle.
Kitchen tent and dining tent with camp tables and chairs.
Toilet tent and hot shower.
Towels for showering.
Full body massages to ease aches.
Duffel bags (up to 7Kg/15lbs per person). These are provided by your guide at your briefing. Bilingual guide (Assistant Guide for groups over 6 passengers). Bus ticket from Machu Picchu to Aguas Calientes. Entrance to Machu Picchu (if you want to visit the mountain of Huayna Picchu add USD60, please advise at booking). Train ticket to Ollantaytambo and transfer to Cusco. Vistadome Service. Briefing one day before the trek. If you would prefer to upgrade your train experience to either the Hiram Bingham or Sacred Valley train service options please speak to our consultants on booking for more information.




SERVICES NOT INCLUDED


Walking sticks. Breakfast on the first morning. Dinner on the last night. Entrance to the hot springs. Entrance to Huayna Picchu Mountain. (USD 60 extra) Tips for guides and field staff




DISCOUNTS


These discounts are not cumulative Students: US$ 30.00 (students require a valid International Student Identity Card (ISIC). Please be aware that Youth Travel Cards are not valid). Teenagers: US$ 20.00 (up to 15 years of age, passport copy required for all bookings) Children: US$ 45.00 (up to 10 years of age, passport copy required for all bookings)




THE DIFFICULTY OF THIS TREK (MODERATE)


The maximum height can go up to 4,200 m. The average walking time is 6 – 7 hours per day. Here differences in altitude of up to 1,000 masl can occur with many ascents and descents. The daily hikes cover 10-15 kilometers. These tours are a good choice for trekkers with initial hiking experience at altitudes above 3,000 meters, and with good physical condition and health. Please consider your level of fitness to be able to head out very early and cover a long, hard steep downhill on the last trek day with time and energy enough to enjoy a tour of Machu Picchu the afternoon.





 

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