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CLASSIC INCA TRAIL

Inka Trail Explore The Land Of The Incas.

Excellent to see the Andean mountain ranges, abundant orchids, Inca cities, best preserved Inca trail and rainforest.

Explore one of South America's most iconic trails, the Classic Inca Trail. This four-day trek offers some of the most breathtaking views, with diverse landscapes ranging from lush jungle to the majestic peaks of the high Andes. Along the way you will pass ancient archaeological sites and experience a unique way to access Machu Picchu, a lost city hidden for centuries in Peru's Sacred Valley.


Walk through history and stroll along paths built by hand centuries ago and discover local cultures as you make your way from Ollantaytambo to Machu Picchu following the Inca Trail. Visit ruins such as Wiñaywayna, Runqurakay and Phuyupatamarca and admire incredible panoramic views such as Machu Picchu's Intipunku (Sun Gate at Machu Picchu). Reverberating with nature, this journey is not only about getting to the heart of Peru, but also about connecting with yourself once you have reached it.

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TRIP DETAILS

Day 1 Cusco | Patallaqta - Willkarakay - Wayllabamba

 We start very early in the morning, our expedition to the classic Inca Trail hike. Therefore, we will pick you up early at your hotel in Cusco, and we will depart to kilometre 82. Main checkpoint to enter the 4-day Classic Inca Trail to Machu Picchu, we will start with the hike, along the Inca Trail which will become easy and pleasant already in the first kilometres.

The walking paths are comfortable, and the landscapes are enchanting, so you will be able to admire and look at the beauty that surrounds you. Starting with an incredible view of the snow-capped mountain La Veronica, as well as the Urubamba River, which is nearby.

After a few hours of walking, we will arrive at the archaeological complex of Patallaqta as well as Willkarakay after these visits we will stop for lunch, and then continue to our first campsite Wayllabamba.

In Wayllabamba, surrounded by a typical Andean climate, we will share a delicious dinner and spend the first night of this Inka Trail tours to recover our energy.

Day 2 | Wayllabamba | Dead woman's pass - Pacaymayo

We will start early after breakfast, our great second day of the classic Inca Trail, which is undoubtedly the most difficult day of the whole 4-day trek, which is not to say that you can't make it, but a respect and consideration to come emotionally and physically prepared. We start in Wayllabamba at 2995 m and climb to 4216 m which is the highest point of the Inca Trail, dead woman's pass. From there we start descending to Pacaymayo at 3610 m, the Inca trail is short, actually just over 9 km, but what makes it difficult is the altitude and the climb of many meters.

Arriving at Pacaymayo we will have our lunch and then have a well-deserved rest, we will be able to do some hiking around the camp and bird watching, dinner and overnight.

Day 3 | Pacaymayo - Phuyupatamarca- Wiñaywayna

This is the most beautiful day of the entire trek, but also the day with the most kilometers of walking, breathtaking panoramic views and the beginning of the jungle or the Amazon combined with Inca citadels in the mountains make this day very interesting. We will start early with the trek and on the way we will visit Inca cities with our expert guides, exploring and discovering in depth the life of the ancient inhabitants of these magical mountain cities, we will visit Runkuraqay, Sayaqmarka, Phuyupatamarka, Intipata, and Wiñaywayna Inca cities as well as agricultural experimentation platforms that are found along this Inca trail to Machu Picchu. There are also abundant wild orchids along the trail and many birds, hummingbirds, spectacled bear, Condor, Puma and other wild animals.

Day 4 | Wiñaywayna – Sun Gate - Machu Picchu - Cusco

This is the most expected part of the Inca Trail to Machu Picchu by all visitors! After breakfast, we return to our hike to take advantage of the cool morning and hurry a little to arrive in time for one of the greatest pleasures of this route: to appreciate the sunrise at Machu Picchu.

After one hour of walking, we will pass through the Sun Gate Machu Picchu (Inti Punku), where it is possible to appreciate the most impressive panoramic view. We continue along the Inca trail until we reach the Inca Citadel of Machu Picchu, and take the postcard photo, then visiting the main sites such as the enclosures, squares, sacred springs, temple of the sun, the house of the Inca, the agricultural sector, urban and more. Accompanied by your guide, you will have a guided tour of approximately 3 hours to learn historical details of the culture of the Incas. Or perhaps, take pictures and experience the special atmosphere that surrounds this millenary place. Later, we will take the bus to the village of Aguas Calientes. And in the afternoon or at nightfall, we will return to Cuzco by train. At this point, you will have enjoyed one of the classic routes of the Inka Trail in Peru that continues to amaze and bring together hundreds of people from all cultures. The experience of touring ancient monuments can only be enjoyed by taking the Inca Trail Tour.

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