DURATION

DIFFICULTY

5 DAYS

MODERATE

Prices 

2 Pax - $3,831

3 Pax - $3,128

4 Pax - $2,625

5 Pax - $2,383

6 Pax - $2,228

LUXURY INCA TRAIL 5D/4N

Let us guide you along ancient Inca pathways to one of the new Seven Wonders of the World, the Incan Citadel of Machu Picchu. Re-discovered for the western world by Hiram Bingham III in 1911, with the assistance of local indigenous farmers, now a world class trail. 

Our five day luxury trek service will amaze you with outstanding landscape and outstanding service! We provide massages, top class catering, luxury tents and thick inflatable mattresses for you to relish the full experience of trekking to Machu Picchu. Arrive at the sungate pampered and well catered, having dined like Inca royalty enroute to this incredible ancient archaeological site. The best way to enjoy the Inca Trail and Machu Picchu is not to rush. We’ll ensure you’re well looked after to make this a journey to treasure forever!

 

DAY BY DAY ITINERARY

DAY 1 - CUSCO TO PATALLACTA


This morning we travel out of the city in our private transport to arrive early in the morning to the tranquil Plaza of Ollantaytambo, located deep in the heart of the beautiful Sacred Valley. We can choose to explore this imposing Inca site or simply enjoy the morning in this picturesque town. We have lunch here before we head off on the track road leading from Ollantaytambo to Km82, this is our checkpoint at the start of the trek. The trail follows the river valley for a while; today is a great training day before our second more challenging day. We have chosen a campsite nearby Patallacta which used to be an important Inca construction along the Inca Trail. This is just the beginning of a holy trail abounding with Inca sanctuaries On arrival we will be greeted 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: 2788 m / 9146 ft Minimum Altitude: 2670 m / 8760 ft Approximate Walking Time: 4 hours Meals: L, D. Snacks




DAY 2 - PATALLACTA TO LLULLUCHAPAMPA


After a great night's sleep on thick inflatable mattresses and a beautiful breakfast we will climb through the Cusichaca Valley. It’s a hot and humid ascent set in a magnificent landscape, with attractive flora and fauna. As we walk we will be accompanied by beautiful indigenous hummingbirds. Today is a challenging day, not very long but it serves as good preparation for our day three ascent to the highest pass of the Inca Trail. We spend tonight at the Llulluchapampa campsite a halfway point towards tomorrow's Mountain Pass. We will be welcomed to our campsite by hot showers and a soothing massage for any aches you may be feeling after completing our second day hiking this fabulous trail.
Maximum Altitude: 3680 m / 12073 ft Minimum Altitude: 2788 m / 9146 ft Approximate Walking Time: 6 - 7 hours Meals: B, L, D. Snacks




DAY 3 - LLULLUCHAPAMPA TO PHUYUPATAMARCA


An early morning wake up call with a hot cup of your preferred beverage served in your tent and an awaiting breakfast fit for a Royal Inca sets us up for our long trek day ahead. Ever hopeful, the sun will be shining on us this morning as we follow the Inca Trail to Warmiwañusta (Dead Woman's Pass). This is our high mountain pass at 4212m/13825ft. It is all uphill until we reach the summit and then we follow a beautiful stone trail. We continue along this ancient trail passing small ponds, over mountain passes, caves and forest, and surrounded by sweet songbirds. This trail will guide us to our second high pass. Today is gruelling but after our second high pass of the ​day at 3970m/13022ft, our luxury lunch stop awaits. The food is divine, we are now located over 3600m/11800ft on one of the world’s most famous trails with stunning 360 degree views. Life doesn’t get much sweeter. After a fulfilling and well-earned lunch the next two hours before our campsite of Phuyupatamarca is quite possibly the most memorable section of an original cobblestoned Inca Trail. The scenery is unbelievable and if the weather permits, we may see Apu Salkantay and the Vilcabamba mountain range! Along this section we have the best chance to spot indigenous birds such as Tanagers, as well amazing orchids, a variety of ferns, essentially a plethora of flora and fauna to delight and amaze. Our camp tonight is Phuyupatamarca (Quechua for ‘town over the clouds’) a befitting name as this spectacular campsite is situated up above the clouds, a great welcome for a nice quiet night. 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: 4212 m / 13819 ft Minimum Altitude: 3680 m / 12073 ft Approximate Walking Time: 10 - 11 hours Meals: B, L, D. Snacks




DAY 4 - PHUYUPATAMARCA TO MACHU PICCHU


While everybody else arrives rushing into Machu Picchu, this morning we take a leisurely, luxurious approach, behind all the crowds. Let’s not miss the opportunity to catch one of the most spectacular sunrises with an incredible backdrop of Salkantay Mountain. We have a beautiful route ahead to Machu Picchu Citadel and it’s all downhill. We will visit yet more interesting Inca sites stopping at Intipata pre lunch and visiting Wiñayhuayna one of the most impressive Inca sites along our route. We take our last lovely trail lunch just further on from this incredible site with now only 2 hours more before we reach the Sungate. 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. Today is for tantalizing our Inca taste buds! We will see just a little part of Machu Picchu, in anticipation for our full visit tomorrow. We now take the bus trip down to arrive in the town of Aguas Calientes in the early afternoon and check in to our sumptuous 5 star accommodation, Inka Terra Machu Picchu Pueblo Hotel. After acquainting ourselves with our rooms and refreshing, this evening we dine together as a group with our guide, exchange trek tales and congratulate each other, we have completed the Inca Trail! We have a big day tomorrow. Maximum Altitude: 3688 m / 12100 ft Minimum Altitude: 3688 m / 12100 ft Approximate Walking Time: 6- 8 hours Meals: B, L, D. Snacks




DAY 5 - MACHU PICCHU GUIDED TOUR


Good Morning! Rested and enthusiastic for our ultimate day we have the option to relax in the morning or choose from the various early activities our hotel has to offer, such as bird watching or a local orchid trail. 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 about 300m/980ft). 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 on the Vistadome train 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.





 

                         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). 1 night accommodation at Inka Terra Machu Picchu Pueblo Hotel Bus ticket from Machu Picchu to Aguas Calientes. Bus ticket from Aguas Calientes to Machu Picchu and vice versa. Dinner and lunch in 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.
Collection from your hotel in the morning of the trek departure. 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. We can offer our Luxury Inca Trail experience over four days upon request. 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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