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Inca Trail to Machu Picchu

The Web’s No.1 Resource for information on trekking the classic Inca Trail to Machu Picchu

Our objective is to provide free and inspiring advice to help you prepare for an amazing experience on the Classic Inca Trail to Machu Picchu in Peru.
Because you are reading this page you are most likely planning to trek to Machu Picchu. You may have already booked a date. If so, you are one step closer to achieving an incredible goal. Something that you will remember and be proud of for the rest of your life!

The challenge that awaits you is one of preparation.

On this page we have provided summary information on the most frequently asked questions by trekkers, as well as provided links to useful guidance articles within the site.

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Trekking the Classic Inca Trail – Overview

Arriving in Cusco International Airport and seeing the behemoth geomorphologic structure that is the Andes in Peru, it is hard to imagine not wanting to set foot on its highest sectors. Leaving, without having done so, would in a way feel ‘wrong’!
Or if not wrong, at least a missed opportunity!

The fact that you are reading this page suggests that you are not one for missing opportunities; especially challenging ones like trekking the Classic Inca Trail. The good news is that you are not alone.

Hundreds of trekkers flock to Machu Picchu every month with the sole aspiration to stand on the iconic Machu Picchu. A number of factors have led to Inca Trail’s popularity: the landscape, the flora, the fauna, the mysterious Inca sites along the trail, and the history.

However, it’s seemingly benign reputation for being a wonderful hike, leads many trekkers to do the lifetime trip. Over the years, new routes and camps have helped lengthen and flatten the ascent profile, and provided additional opportunities to acclimatize, but as far as high altitude trekking goes, Inca Trail is definitely one of the wonderful hikes that can be completed in such a short period of time.

However, high altitude and low success rates shouldn’t deter you. With the right level of preparation we believe Inca Trail can be safely conquered by all types of trekkers – old and young, fit and unfit, abled and even disabled!
On this website we have tried to provide a comprehensive overview on everything you need to know to Trek to Machu Picchu.

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Route Options to Machu Picchu

There are several routes to reach the iconic Machu Picchu. We recommend you check out our Inca Trail Trekking article where we provide a summary on the pros and cons of each route.

Alternatively if you want to see detailed route itineraries, maps and altitude / distance profiles; please use the individual route links below.

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The Trip to Machu Picchu

Let me to suggest you, amiable reader, one of the many interesting forms for visiting the Inca city of Machu Picchu. I have been traveler by far time in this route and I have seen the visit of a very amount of people. Therefore I request you a day of your life to know Machu Picchu. I know that some days are needed to visit it and to understand precisely the reason of the city.
We will begin our trip in the afternoon train with destination to Aguas Calientes and Machu Picchu, the same that is going to Quillabamba . Other alternative is to take the train in the station of locality of Ollantaytambo, at three o’clock in the afternoon approximately, after visiting the Sacred Valley of the Incas.

The trip from Cusco to Machu Picchu starts in the Poroy (Estación de Poroy) situated at 30 minutes from the city of Cusco. The train leaves at 8.00 am, being necessary, for greater safety, to acquire the ticket with a day of anticipation. That train leaves every. During the trip you can appreciate a panoramic view of Cusco city. In the place called El Arco, the Arch, we can see a Spanish aqueduct, what was bringing water to Cusco from the Piura y lagoon. From this point the train starts to descend until Puente Ruinas; Bridge of Ruins, whose difference of altitude with the Cusco is 1.800 meters.
Passing the Arch we are in the province of Anta, which is a vast flatness devoted to the agriculture. The name of Anta is the Quechua word for copper. From there it is appreciated the highway that leads to the town of Chinheros, to Urubamba and Ollantayfambo, places with singular touristic attractions of landscape and culture. The first station of importance is Station of lzcuchaca, where it can be taken the train if you are late.

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In a place of this vast pampa was a blood y battle between the Incas and the Chankas. The Incas by command of young Tupac Inca Yupanqui, afterwards Emperor “Pachacutec”, defeated to the ferocious Chanka, tribes natives from the central part of Peru, who were proposed to invade Cusco. For the quantity of apportioned blood, the place was called in Quechua Yawarpampa or “Prairy of Blood “.

After crossing the pampa of Anta, we passed about town of “Warocondo”, then we enter in the bankrupt of “Pomatales”, where it is appreciated the creek of the same name, it is one of the tributaries of the Vilcabamba or Urubamba river, that will appear below.

After it we arrived to the Station of Pachar, what is part of the Sacred Valley of the Incas. It is so designated because the valley is furrowed in all its extension by the river Vilcanota or “Willcamayu”, which was considered sacred river by the Incas. It is a great valley with benign and fertile climate.

There they are cultivated potatoes, corn, beans and different classes of fruits as peaches, plums, frutillas -berries-, apples, pears, etc. It is a valley of abundance for the delight of people of past and present days.

The trip continues along Vilcanota River. From Machu Picchu it will take the name of High Urubamba. From Station of Pachar it can be appreciated hundreds of Inca agricultural platforms “Andenes”; which were used at present times to cultivate agricultural products. From this site it can be observed that river is channeled by lateral walls from the Inca time. Then we arrived to Ollanta train Station, where is found the famous Inca city and fortress of Ollantaytambo, built in the XV century by Inca “Pachacutec”. Equally, from this place and for all the distance, we can see the beautiful snowed peaks of the mountain chain called “La Verónica”.

Upon arriving to the kilometer 88 or Qoriwayrachina Station, it is found the beginning of the more famous adventure road of America, the Classic Inca Trail to Machu Picchu or the “Camino Inka”; the Road of the Incas, with a distance of 45 kilometers which can be traveled in three or four days, visiting the archaeological complexes of “Patallaqta”, “Runkuraka y”, “Sayaqmarca” , “Phuyupatamarca”, “Intipata” and “Wiñayhuaina”, ending in Machu Picchu . There are in these route natural landscapes, exotic and extraordinary beautiful fauna and flora, that deserve a special study.
Then, it is found a stop of importance (it is not a station) in the kilometer 104. Here, after crossing a bridge we a r rived to the archaeological complex of “Chachabamba” that is the start of the Short Inca Trail to Machu Picchu or the “Sacred Road”, so called for be found in a parallel way to sacred river of “ Vilcanota”. This road, after a trek of five kilometers or three hours approximately, leads to the archaeological set of Wiñayhuayna, one of the most beautiful than I know.

In kilometer 107, to the left margin of Vilcanota river; it is seen the dam of the hydroelectric plant of Machu Picchu. Then, our train will arrive, to the town of-Aguas  Calientes.

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A Hike through the Incas’ Lost Province

The whole of Peru was once criss-crossed with Inca and pre-Inca highways. They were paved with thick interlocking blocks of stone, and varied in quality and width. On the plains and rolling uplands they might be as much as six meters wide; in the mountains, less than a meter. Sometimes they followed the valleys, but just as often they traversed the high mountainsides, tracing impossible pathways and following narrow ledges above the bottomless gorges of the Andes. The trails were built for men on foot, and lightly-burdened Llamas. Frequently their gradients gave way to stairways, tunnels and long zig-zag trajectories down steep faces.

Most of these highways were useless to the European invaders. Horses balked at the steps and got stuck in the tunnels. Carts and carriages could never pass. The roads of the coast and the valleys became colonial highways, which were allowed to deteriorate in a way the Incas would never have accepted, but kept in use. Many are roadways to this day. But the highland trails were abandoned to the natives, mostly to crumble and vanish over the centuries—even though many an Andean footpath quite suddenly becomes a staircase of huge, carefully-laid slabs, worn down by generations of mules and herders, but still solid, enduring.

The Inca Trail

One such trail followed the gorge of the Urubamba River. The main highway turned north out of the valley just downstream from Ollantaytambo, to cross the Panticalla pass leading to the jungle settlement of Amaybamba. Perhaps this was the only highway still in use by the time of the Conquest, for the Spaniards never discovered the trail that continued on down the valley to a point where it is becoming a gorge and will soon be a canyon. The Incas built a string of settlements onward from here down the right bank of the Urubamba, and pushed secondary highways down both sides of the gorge far beyond Machu Picchu. But at the spot named Qoriwayrachina (Gold Sifter)—now better known as Kilometer 88—the main Inca highway crossed the river and turned Southwest up the gentler valley of the Cusichaca (Bridge of Joy). This was the royal highway to Machu Picchu—the famous Classic Inca Trail.

The route was rediscovered by Hiram Bingham in 1915 when he returned to Peru to make further studies and clear the ruins at Machu Picchu. His guides took him to other ruins to the south and east. He discovered traces of an ancient road linking the city to a string of lesser settlements in the direction of Cusco. The highway was traced and explored in more detail in 1942by the Viking Expedition, sponsored by the “Wenner Gren Foundation”. Its leader, Paul Fejos, made important discoveries—most notably the stunning site of Wiñay Wayna—and published his conclusions in the United States.

By this time the trail had ceased to be the exclusive territory of archaeologists and scientists. A handful of ragged travelers each year were straggling along its 50 or so kilometers, a trail far more overgrown and difficult to follow then than it is today. And in the years since, the Inca Trail has become a celebrated and popular hike, known to backpackers all over the continent. There are thousands of Inca trails, but there is only one Inca Trail.

The Inca Trail

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Going trekking to Machu Picchu in Peru? Let’s help you with a snapshot overview of what are likely the best treks to Machu Picchu in Peru. At least, they are currently the most popular treks in Peru, based on number of hikers.

Every year Peru attracts +250,000 trekkers. That also means that every year +250,000 people are faced with the hard choice of selecting which trekking destination to explore. Let’s face it – this is not an easy choice.

How odd it may sound the decision of choosing your favorite trek might actually be easier made in your home country (likely with proper internet connection also…) than in the bustling trekking and tourist area, where hundreds of trekking agencies inevitably will offer you different opinions as to which trek is the best trek to Machu Picchu in Peru.

Let us exemplify with a few relevant aspects of trekking which you need to consider, before being able to zoom in on the best trek to Machu Picchu in Peru, for you personally:

  1. What level of trekking difficulty are you seeking?
  2. How many days do you have available for trekkingl?
  3. Are you a budget traveler or is price less relevant for you?
  4. Looking for remote and hard camping treks?
  5. Are you alone, or with someone? Some treks in to Machu Picchu in Peru have Restricted Permits and hence requires a minimum of two people, and an authorized tourism company.

Below we’re listing the most popular trekking destinations to Machu Picchu in Peru. Hopefully these best treks to Machu Picchu in Peru crash-course will assist you further with selecting your favorite trekking destination.

inka-trail-machupicchu1.- SHORT INC ATRAIL.- 2 Days/ 1night 200 Trekkers/Day

Great trekking terrain! You’ll stand face-to-face with wonderful nature (mountains, Rivers, waterfalls, Inca ruins, Cloud forest, etc.). It‘s the shorter trek to Machu Picchu; it is like one day you walk for 6 -7 hours and one day you explore Machu Picchu; optionally you can climb the mountain of Huayna Picchu. In short, fantastic trekking experience.

Trek Facts

  • Trekking Difficulty: Easy to Medium
  • Best Season: March to November
  • Accommodation type: hotels in the town of Aguas Calientes
  • Restricted Permits: Yes 250 /Day
  • Max elevation: 2750 m, Sungate

2.- CLASSIC INCA TRAIL TO MACHU PICCHU.- 4 Days / 3 Nights (200 tourist 300 support team/ Day)

Is the most popular trek in the world; great trekking terrain; Great Mountain scenery; comfortable trek with wonderful campsites; in recently toilets building has taken place along some parts of the trek. Is highly recommended to reserve several months in advance to avoid dissepiments; trekking this trek is without doubt a great option.

Trek Facts

  • Trekking Difficulty: Medium Difficulty
  • Best Season: March- November
  • Accommodation type: Campin tents
  • Restricted Permits: Yes. 500/Day
  • Max elevation: 4,200 m,  Dead Woman’s Pass

4.- LUXURY INCA TRAIL TO MACHU PICCHU.- 5 Days / 4 Nights (200 tourist 300 support team/ Day)

The Luxury Inca Trail will allow you to stand face-to-face with the world’s wonder – Machu Picchu. You’ll enjoy Machu Picchu at the sunset and sunrise. This tour involves 4 days trekking and one day explore the iconic Machu Picchu; it’s perfect trekking for that without trekking experience.

Trek Facts

  • Trekking Difficulty: Moderate to diffjculty
  • Best Season: March- November
  • Accommodation type: Camping tents & Hotel
  • Restricted Permits: Yes.
  • Max elevation: 4,200 m, Dead Woman’s pass

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Inca Trail Reservation is an arrangement that trekkers need to have for enter to the Inca trail to Machu Picchu in Peru; and not have doubt or uncertainty about the tour to the lost city of the Incas. In order to control access to the Machu Picchu the trekkers need to get a permits from the Peruvian Government. The maximum number of Inca Trail permits is 500.

The Inca Trail to Machu Picchu, is one of the most picturesque places in south America, home of many mysterious Inca sites.

Make your Inca Trail Reservation 2017

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The Europeans who came to know the “New Continent”, between the 16th and 19th centuries, found an immense territory – almost 6,000 km long- served by a generous network of roads that had a longitudinal axis that crossed, without interruptions, all the uneven mountain range of the Andes, from what is now the southern Colombia, passing through Ecuador, Peru and Bolivia and penetrating by Chile and the west of Argentina, until almost reach the southern limits of this immense tropical mountain range.

The political project was called “Tawantinsuyu” (“territory with four directions or regions”) and had as its capital to the city of Cusco. From there came the network to the four directions of the earth, until where possible to reach in each course. It is as well as by the north came to the land of the pastures in the boundary between Colombia and Ecuador, after crossing the river basins that exist surrounding the equatorial volcanoes, beyond the knot of Loja, where the cold “punas” of heights have become Moors also cold but wet.

All bookings for trek departures in March, April, May and June must be made BEFORE 30th December. This will give us time to process your booking and get the paperwork in order to buy your trek permits as soon as they go on sale in January  2016. Please try to make your booking as soon as possible since some dates during the first week of March, all dates in April & May and around mid-June (Inti Raymi) are likely to sell out as soon as the trek permits go on sale. For further information please read our Frequently Asked Questions page.

HOW IT WORKS  INCA TRAIL RESERVATION ON 2018

All reservations requesting consider it as a pre-booking that is what we work on the system of government and are ready to buy when the government gives the opening should be approximately January 15th, 2017.

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Inca Trail revenues throughout the year are limited in accordance Cultura MACHUPICCHU Ministry
Revenues per day are 500 spaces and these are distributed approximately as follows:

  Visitors 55%
   Guides and support staff (cooks, porters) 45%.
   As you can see a good amount of space the glass support staff, so it is recommended to make a reservation well in advance of 3-4 months in case you can not reach the spaces we suggest taking the best alternative SALKANTAY TREK 5 days 4 nights or LARES TREK 4 Days 3 nights .

 DATA TO MAKE A RESERVATION

We need the following information to make the reservation.

   Passport number
    Nationality
     Age
     Gender
     Full names.
     To make a reservation you need to make a pre-payment of 50%., with that money buys income and the return trai

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  Short Inca Trail to Machu Picchu 2 days

This is a less energetic route and starts at kilometre 104; along the railroad from Cusco to Machu Picchu. The trail climbs up to Wiñay Wayna where you join the final stages of the Classic 4-day hike. From Wiñay Wayna, the trek continues to Machu Picchu. The trek has the advantage of allowing you to visit the beautiful ruins at Wiñay Wayna and also to experience at least part of the Inca trail...Read more    descarga1

 

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  Classic Inca Trail to Machu Picchu 4 days

This is the most popular route trekked by hundreds of visitors each day. This beautiful trail starts at kilometre 82 (so called because it is 82 km; along the railroad from Cusco to Machu Picchu) and takes in many of the Inca ruins including Runcuracay, Sayacmarca, Phuyupatamarca, Wiñay Wayna and of course Machu Picchu….Read more    descarga1

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  Luxury Inca Trail to Machu Picchu 5 days

This itinerary follows the same route as 4-day trek. However, you have the opportunity to visit the ruins of Llactapata. You’ll also camp at different less crowded campsites during your trek. You will arrive at Machu Picchu in the afternoon of the fourth day of the trek and see the sunset over Machu Picchu…Read more    descarga1

 

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Machu Picchu Huaynapicchu Tour is god gifted Trip in term of natural and cultural beauties; There are no such enough words in English to describe. Machu Picchu Huaynapicchu Tour is one of the most famous tours in Peru. Probably the best way to spend your holidays in Peru with a couple of night stays in the historical city of Cusco Peru. Not only for foreigner is Cusco equally famous for Peruvian locals too. Whenever there comes a topic for weekend or tour everybody spells what about Cusco or Machu Picchu.  Normally two to three-night stay in Cusco is more than enough to enjoy the beauty of nature.

We “Sunrise Peru Trek”, organize city tour in Cusco for enthusiastic clients. We provide two different options of either by walking or by private car & jeep depending on the group size. Depending on the customer preference we organize accommodation on the hotels, three stars, four-starts and five-star hotels within the city of Cusco. Here are some things to do and places to explore within Machu Picchu Huaynapicchu Tour, go through it and choose your preferences.

The Machu Picchu Huaynapicchu Tour starts in the city of Cusco, drive through the sacred valley of the Incas, visiting picturesque towns and interesting Inca settlements, then we explore the Inca citadel of Machu Picchu and climb the mountain of Huayna Picchu from where you can visualize spectacular views of the Vilcabamba mountain range. See here more datalis for Machu Picchu Huaynapicchu Tour: http://www.airpano.ru/files/Machu-Picchu-Peru/2-3

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ITINERARY FOR MACHU PICCHU HUAYNAPICCHU TOUR

Day 1: Arrive to Cusco

Tips: The altitude in Cusco is about 3,400m above sea level. Take time out to relax and acclimate to the high altitude after arrival at your hotel. We recommend that you avoid strenuous activity for the first few days. It is advisable that you not take showers. For first time visitors, it is common to have different degrees of high altitude sickness symptom. Drink more water, have fresh fruit and plenty of rest will help to prevent the sickness. Have a good rest tonight, and get ready for tomorrow’s journey.

Day 2: Maras & Moray

Highlights: Today you will visit the salt mines of Maras & the Inca terraces of Moray in the afternoon you’ll take the train to the town of Aguas

  Calientes.08:00 a.m. Pick-up from your hotel in Cusco.
  Visit the traditional market at the town of Chinchero where you could purchase some items directly from the producers.
  Explore the Inca terraces of Moray; where you’ll see extraordinary Inca agricultural system.
  Explore the salt mines of Maras
  Take the train for two hours through Urubamba valley to the town of “Aguas Calientes”.

Day 3: Machu Picchu Tour & Climb Huaynapicchu Mountain

Highlights: Today you will visit the Iconic MAchu Picchu and climb the Mountain of Huayna Picchu.

  05:00 a.m. Breakfast in the hotel.
  At 06:30 a.m, we’ll take a bus for 25 minutes up to Machu Picchu.
  Enjoy the guided tour for 2 or 3 hours.
  After the tour, you’ll climb the mountain of Waynapicchu which takes two hours to go up and return.
  After all, you must take the bus and return to the town of “Aguas Calientes” where you could enjoy your lunch.
  Overnight in the town of Aguas Calientes

Day : 4 Return to Cusco & Transfer Out

  06:30 a.m. Breakfast in the hotel.
  At 08:00 a.m, take the train and return to the train station of Ollantyatmbo then transfer to your hotel in Cusco to pick up your belongings and transfer to the airport

WHAT IS INCLUDED:

Professional Guides: All of our guides studied English and tourism at Cusco National University. They all grew up in this region and have a true passion to teach others about their heritage. They are fun yet professional, and will ensure you are safe and happy.
  Hotels: Included in this tour 3-stars hotels. One evening in Cusco, two evening in the town of Aguas Calientes. We can easily add extra nights before or after the tour, if needed. Let our team know if you are interested in extending; and we will give you a quote. Rooms are based on double occupancy. There is a surcharge for a single room. Upgraded hotels are always possible. We can also book the tour without any hotels, if you prefer to book them on your own.
  Transportation: All Transfers and all your transportation are included on this tour; we’ll travel by car and by train.

  Tickets: All entrance fees are included for Maras & Moray Machu Picchu and Huayna Picchu
  Train Tickets: Train tickets are in Expeditions tourist class, from Ollantaytambo to Aguas Calientes is and from Aguas Calientes to Ollanatyatmbo.
  Transfers : No matter which train you take from Machu Picchu to Cusco, the  transfer back from train station to your hotel is included
  Huayna Picchu Entrance: Huayna Picchu is the mountain that stands next to Machu Picchu. It is a 45 minute hike to the top. Going back down is quite steep, if you are scared of heights. This is done without your tour guide, after your tour of Machu Picchu.

EXNCLUDED

Meals : Meals are not included but our guides will recommend some good places

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Machupicchu Tour is the perfect trip option to those adventure seekers who have very limited time at their disposal. In spite of being close to the Andes and Amazon Jungle, Machupicchu Tour has been able to retain its natural beauty. The Machupicchu Tour provides one the opportunity to immerse in the local customs and traditions while experiencing the true wilderness. Machupicchu Tour is considered one of the best cultural journeys comprising of mind blowing vistas of majestic mountain scenery. The Machupicchu Tour does not require experience and it’s suitable for everybody including families with children

Join us on this 5-day in depth tour of Peru’s highlights. This Machupicchu Tour starts in the city of Cusco with a visit to the main sites of this remarkable city, which is nestled in between the peaks of the Andes. The tour then heads to the mysterious Inca citadel of Machupicchu where the one can appreciate the wonderful Inca architecture of the XV century. We spend one day exploring the Iconic Machupicchu and overnight in the picturesque town of Aguas Calientes. We then leave Machupicchu to visit the beautiful Inca settlement of Moray and the salt mines of Maras.

Apart from Machupicchu; Cusco offer more places to visit like Maras & Moray. Following the itinerary first day will be about the historical city of Cusco, the second day will be the excursion of the sacred Valley if the Incas, third day explore full day Machu Picchu with overnight in the town of Aguas Calientes, the four day we’ll return from Machupicchu and visit Maras & Moray and later we arrive to Cusco.

Machupicchu Tour

MACHUPICCHU is located in a very special place made up of mountains, glaciers, rivers, creeks, cascades, springs and exuberant flora & fauna. All these elements played a role of great importance inside the Andean cosmovision and the reason why was built from this sanctuary was to visualize big “Apus”, or mountain protectors, such as “Salcantay” or “Salkantay” Mountain, “Willkaweqhe” or Veronica Mountain , “Pumasillu” Mountain, and others.

The “Waynapicchu” mountain for example; possesses on its summit and hill important tructures. From its summit, one can observe big “Apus” like Salkantay, Veronica, Pumasillo, and the deep Urubamba canyon where the big river, “Willcamayu” or Urubamba, runs.  Mountain to the south was used for very important astronomical-religious purposes too. This mountain was considered special since it provided the water to the city. The Incas found two natural springs behind the top of this mountain. Even today, these two springs provide water to the tourist hotel of MACHU PICCHU.

Included Highlights

    Explore the highlights of the Inca world
     Guided visits of Inca sites of Pisaq, Ollantaytambo, Machupicchu, Moray and Maras.
     Colourful colonial cities.
     Traditional Indian communities in the Peruvian highlands
     Two nights at beautiful town of Aguas Calientes
      Guided tour of the Sacred Valley of the Incas, Machu Picchu and Maras Moray
      Scenic bus trip thought the sacred valley
      Visit local markets

TOUR ITINERARY FOR MACHPICCHU TOUR

Day 1: Arrival to Cusco

Arrive to the city of Cusco at any time. We’ll wait for you in the airport and transfer you to the designated hotel

Day 2: Sacred Valley Tour

  07:00 a.m breakfast in the hotel.
  At 08:00 a.m, we’ll pick you up from your hotel in Cusco.
  We’ll visit the Inca ruins of Pisac where you’ll see extraordinary Inca terraces which was used by the Incas for the Agriculture.
  We will also visit the picturesque local market in the town of Pisac where you could purchase some items directly from the producers.
  Continuing the tour, we’ll travel through the sacred valley until Urubamba where we’ll enjoy the local cuisine.
  In the afternoon, we’ll explore the Inca ruins of Ollantaytambo; after that, we’ll take the train for two hours to the town of “Aguas Calientes”.

Day 3: Machupicchu Tour

  05:00 a.m breakfast in the hotel.
  Very early, we’ll take a bus for 25 minutes up to the entrance of Machu Picchu.
  Enjoy the tour within Machu Picchu for 2 or 3 hours, and then you’ll have free time for further exploration. Optionally, you can climb the mountain of Wayna Picchu.
Walk down to the town of “Aguas Calientes” (1 hour approx.) and in the evening you could go to relax in the natural hot springs located in the shores of the town.

Day 4: Visit Maras & Moray

07:00 a.m breakfast in the hotel.
At 08:00 a.m, we’ll head to the train station.
2 hours by train from the town of “Aguas Calientes” to the train station of Ollanta.
Excursion of Maras & moray
Return to Cusco
Transfer to your hotel in Cusco.

Day 5: Transfer out

After breakfast in the hotel we’ll transfer you to the airport

MACHUPICCHU TOUR INCLUDE

Guided Sacred Valley Tour to visit Pisac, Urubamba and Ollantaytambo.
  Admission Ticket for the Sacred Valley tour.
  Train from Ollantaytambo to the town of “Aguas Calientes”.
  2 nights, hotel accommodation in the town of “Aguas Calientes”.
  Early breakfast on Day 2, Bus up to Machu Picchu Sanctuary at 06:30 a.m.
  Full-day in Machu Picchu, Dinner on Day 2.
  Guided tour with an expert guide (6-12 people 16 MAX).
  Admission ticket for Machu Picchu Sanctuary and Wayna Picchu Mountain on the Day 2 (if you booked it).

  (Extra time to explore on your own: walk to the Inca Bridge, walk to the Sungate or climb the Wayna Picchu Mountain).
  Time for meditation, take pictures or just relax in Machu Picchu. Leave the sanctuary  of Machu Picchu at 03:00 p.m.
  1-hour walk down from Machu Picchu to “Aguas Calientes” (or bus $12.00 USD extra).
  Breakfast On Day 3 at 07:00 a.m and at 08:50 a.m expedition return train from “Aguas Calientes” to Ollanta train station.
  Transfer to your hotel in Cusco.

EXCLUDED:

Lunch in Urubamba (20 to 45 Soles) or bring your snacks on day 1.
Dinner in the town of “Aguas Calientes” on day 1.
Lunch in the town of “Aguas Calientes” on day 2.
Bus down from Machu Picchu to Aguas Calientes ($12) on day 2.
Hot Springs 10 Soles in the town of “Aguas Calientes”- optional ($3 USD).
Single Supplement for single travellers $40.00 USD per room (2 Nights).

TOUR PAYMENT DETAILS

For Machupicchu Tour, we’ll require a non-refundable trek deposit of $150 USD per person. The deposit can be sent by a WESTERN UNION or to our BANK ACCOUNT by money transfer. This is the fastest and most secure form of payment in Peru. The money transfer should be in the name of “SUNRISE  PERU TREK TOUR OPERATOR E.I.R.L”. Once you arrive in Cusco, you must pay the remaining balance in cash prior to beginning your tour. We accept both US Dollars and Peruvian Soles (local currency).

LOCATION OF THE TOUR

VISIT MACHU PICCHU

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Machu Picchu Tour is clearly the most popular trip in Peru; as it allows you to have plenty of time in Machu Picchu and most important is that you’ll visit Machu Picchu early in the morning and enjoy the sunrises over the high surrounding mountains. Machu Picchu Tour starts in the city of Cusco, ride the train through the Urubamba valley, have overnight in the town of “Aguas Calientes” and explore the Inca citadel of Machu Picchu full day.

The route from Cusco till Machu Picchu is covered with plants and flowers– yellow, white and purple and myriads of sweet smelling herbs. Every little stream is covered with bright yellow flowers. These streams are all over the place – glistening and tinkling as they go on their way.

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MACHU PICCHU TOUR ITINERARY

 DAY 1: CUSCO – “AGUAS CALIENTES” TOWN

06:00 a.m: Breakfast in the hotel.
Transfer from your hotel in Cusco between approx 06:40 a.m and 06:50 a.m.
2-hour train ride through the spectacular Urubanba valley to the town of “Aguas Clientes”.
In the afternoon, you can enjoy free time wandering the local markets, the botanical garden, new Machu Picchu museum or walk to “Mandor”.
Waterfall or climb the Putucusi Mountain.
In the evening, you can relax in the hot springs.

DAY 2: MACHU PICCHU- OLLANTAYTAMBO – CUSCO

Early breakfast at 05:00 a.m at the hotel.
At 05:30 a.m take a bus for 25 minutes up to the entrance of Machu Picchu, that will be opened at 06:00 a.m (please have your passport on hand).
Enjoy the guided tour for 2-3 hours within Machu Picchu where you’ll visit the most important areas, viewpoints, temples, residences, best spots and all archaeological sites with the insights of very capable guides.
After the tour, you’ll have plenty of time for more exploration in your own, you also have time to climb the Wayna Picchu mountain.
In the afternoon, you’ll return to Cusco.

WHAT IS INCLUDED:

Transfer from your hotel to the train station at 06:40 a.m.
  Expedition train ticket from Poroy station to “Aguas Calientes” with reserved seats.
  Accommodation in private room.
  Meals: Lunch and Dinner on Day 1 and 1 Breakfast on Day 2.
  Bus ticket up and down to Machu Picchu Sanctuary on Day 2.
  Guided tour on Day 2 with an expert tour guide (6-12 people 16 MAX).
  Admission fee for Machu Picchu Sanctuary on Day 2; with Wayna Picchu permit if booked in advance plus $30 USD.
  Expedition train ticket from “Aguas Calientes” to Poroy or Ollanta.

EXCLUDED:

Breakfast on Day 1.
  Lunch and Dinner on Day 2.
  Drinks or snacks.
  Hot Springs 10 soles – optional ($3 USD).
  Single supplement for single travellers $20 USD per room.
  Tips for your guide.

WE RECOMMEND THAT YOU BRING:

You only need to carry a small daypack with water bottle, camera, rain jacket/poncho, change of clothes, basic toiletries, sun hat/sunscreen, insect repellent, torch, comfortable sturdy shoes or hiking boots, extra money.

MACHU PICCHU TOUR PAYMENT FACTS

For two-day Machu Picchu Tour, we’ll require a non-refundable trek deposit of 150 USD per person. The deposit can be sent by a WESTERN UNION or to our BANK ACCOUNT by money transfer. This is the fastest and most secure form of payment in Peru. The money transfer should be in the name of “SUNRISE  PERU TREK TOUR OPERATOR E.I.R.L”. Once you arrive in Cusco, you must pay the remaining balance in cash prior to beginning your tour. We accept both US Dollars and Peruvian Soles (local currency).

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“Machu Picchu Day Tour” is the shortest tour available to Machu Picchu while still allowing nearly a full-day to visit the Historical Sanctuary of Machu Picchu.  For this tour, we’ll pick you up very early from your hotel in Cusco or in the Sacred Valley. Machu Picchu was built in XV century, about 1400, during the reign of Inca Pachacutec. He was the most important of the emperors, since during his reign the lnca Empire was reconstructed and expanded.

Machu Picchu, roof of the world is very famous in the world with great Inca temples holy gardens astronomical observatories and Inca Palace. Although Peru had many more to offer to its visitor like Mt. Sacred Valley Tour, Inca Trail, Rainbow Mountain Tour, Cusco Tour and more. There are daily flights to Cusco from Lima available every hour from 5:00am to 8:00pm. If you organize your trip in advance your trip is possible to purchase flight tickets for very cheap price.

The city; of Cusco had been destroyed by a devastating earthquake and it was reconstructed and embellished.Furthermore, in this time were built the great archaeologic complexes of Sacsayhuaman, Pisac, Ollantaytambo and Machu Picchu. Machu Picchu is the culmination of the work of this great constructor.

DESCRIPTION OF THE TOUR

Machu Picchu day tour

Machu Picchu day tour in Peru

For “Machu Picchu Day Tour”, we pick you up from your hotel in the city of Cusco 1 hour before the departure time of your train and take you to the train station located in the little village of Poroy or Ollantaytambo then get on board the train of the company “Peru Rail” and begin the journey from the train station to the town of Aguas Calientes (2000 m) which takes four or 2 hours (subject to the train station), in Aguas Calientes our guide will be waiting for you and then , we will head to the bus station . The ride on bus from Aguas Calientes to Machu Picchu takes 30 minutes.

Upon arrival at the citadel of Machu Picchu, known as the Lost City of the Incas, we will display our entrance tickets and begin our guided tour, visiting the Main Plaza, the Circular Tower, the Sacred Solar Clock, the Royal Quarters, the Temple of the Three Windows and cemeteries, our visit last around two hours. Then you will have free time to stroll around the citadel. In the afternoon you must take the bus down to Aguas Calientes , you can have lunch in one of the several restaurants in Aguas Calientes (not included ).
In the afternoon take the train back to Cusco (depending on departure time of your train),we will be waiting for you at the train station to take you to the hotel.

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MACHU PICCHU DAY TOUR INCLUDES:

Machu Picchu day tour

Machu Picchu day tour in Peru

Transport  from your hotel in Cusco to Ollantaytambo station.
Train Expedition Class Ollantaytambo to “Aguas Calientes”.
1 bus ticket up and down from “Aguas Calientes” to Machu Picchu.
Entrance ticket for Machu Picchu.
Guided tour (2 hours and 1/2) of Machu Picchu in English or Spanish with maximum 15 people per group.
Train from “Aguas Calientes” to Ollantaytambo.
Transportation from Ollantaytambo station  to Cusco Hotel.

NOT INCLUDED

Meals: Lunch and dinner, we’ll help you in this matter.

  WHAT YOU NEED TO BRING:

Passport + ISIC card (if you booked as a student).
  Tennis shoes or trainers.
  Long, comfortable pants and wind jacket.
  Sweater and light shirt.
  Rain poncho – in any season it can rain.
  Camera with full battery and lots of memory!
  Insect repellent, sunblock and sunglasses
  Personal first aid kit (personal medications)

COST OF THE TOUR

TYPE OF TRAIN PRICE PER PERSON IN US DOLLARS
 Expedition class  US$ 330
 Vistadome class  US$ 360
 Hiram Bimgham class

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Lares Trek is an unspoilt, remote, little used and beautiful trail to Machu Picchu Inca citadel. The route is one of the few where groups may be accompanied by other group of tourist, as the trail is inhabited by picturesque communities, scenic mountains and diverse wildlife; this trek offers a pleasant combination of beauty and contrasts in scenery, wildlife and cultures; explore the Peruvian Andes and visit the stunning Machu Picchu situated in the heavens of the Americas.

Lares Trek & Machu Picchu is one of the challenging trail which encompasses one high passes that reach to 4,600m in altitude. Trekking in to Machu Picchu is dream of entire people in the world who know about Inca Trail & Machu Picchu and this is one opportunity to explore the Peruvian Andes as it start from Lares village where one can take bath in the natural hot springs; them climb toward the pass of Ipsay at 4,600m and descend to the town of Ollantaytambo from where we take the train to the town of Aguas Calientes, after spending a night in in the hotel in this town, the next day we’ll explore the Iconic Machu Picchu.

This Lares Trek & Machu Picchu is suitable for everybody, friends, families with children, and all experienced trekkers. Lares Trek & Machu Picchu can be accomplished in 4 days. We run our own Lares Trek which ensure the fair treatment of our porters and quality of food and equipment. The trip starts in the city of Cusco, drive through the sacred valley,  enjoy the hot springs at “Lares” villages hike through the Andes and ends in the lost city of the Incas – Machu Picchu.

The Lares Trek is a challenging and inspirational introduction to Peru’s magnificent mountain scenery. Arriving to Machu Picchu is to complete one of the most memorable trekking experiences the world has to offer, a classic adventure into the wilderness. The Lares Trek takes you through the homeland of the countryside people to come face to face with the snow peaks , the highest mountain range, with La veronica at 5,750m above sea level, and the neighboring peak of Qolqe cruz, one of the most beautiful in the Urubamba Mountain range.

Lares Trek

Lares Trek offers one high passes; at 4,600 meters is the highest point which we will encounter on this amazing trek. The view from this point on a clear day is unparalleled in its beauty

Overview

Lares Trek & Machu Picchu

Lares Trek is an amazing 4-day trek with outstanding combination of mountain scenery and valleys in a remote area where we will see authentic Quechua communities and its inhabitants still live in thatched stone houses and shepherd their llamas and alpacas below the snowcapped mountains. This trek ends at Machu Picchu. This trek does not require permits as the Inca Trail; however as it combines with Machu Picchu trip and therefore train tickets between “Ollantaytambo” and the town of “Aguas Calientes” is better to buy it several weeks in advance.

Lares Valley is one of the most picturesque villages in the southern part of Peru. Lares Valley is particularly well-known for its very high-quality, brightly coloured weavings and characteristic upturned hats, many of the popular tourist markets being supplied from here. Although in this area always people not far away often don’t speak Spanish. The Lares trek to Machu Picchu itself is rated moderate, similar to the regular Inca trail.

TREK AT A GLANCE

TIMING: 4 days and 3 nights.
STARTING POINT: Cusco hotel.
ENDING POINT: Cusco hotel.
DIFFICULTY: Moderate to Challenging.
DISTANCE: 41 Km
ALTITUDE: 4,600 masl to 2,000 masl
DIFFICULTY: The trek is rated moderate to challenging; any reasonably fit person should be able to cover the route.
TEMPERATURES: From -5ºC to 28ºC

NOTE: If you require assistance to purchase your air tickets from Lima to Cusco, we can assist you on this issue.

INCLUDED HIGHLIGHTS

Certified, medically trained guides (two guides for seven people or more) that’ll lead you safely on your journey
  Round trip transportation from Cusco to Lares valley and from Machu Picchu to Cusco
  Enjoy the natural hot springs at Lares village
  3 days trekking through the Urubamba Mountain range
  2 nights camping with all facilities
  Visit the traditional communities
  Ride the train through the Urubamba valley
  Explore full day the stunning Machu Picchu
  Enjoy free time within Machu Picchu

BRIEF TREK ITINERARY

DAY 1: Cuncani

4-hour bus journey to Quishuarany (small community) and enjoy the lifetime trip to Machu Picchu.

DAY 2: Ipsayccocha

Today, we will pass the highest pass (4,450 masl /14,596 ft.) where you will be rewarded with stunning mountain scenery.

DAY 3: Aguas Calientes

We will trek in the morning and in the afternoon, we will ride train for two hours through the Urubamba Valley to the picturesque town of “Aguas Calientes”.

DAY 4: Machu Picchu

Very early, we will take the bus for 25 minutes up to Machu Picchu to see the sunrise and explore every important place; in the afternoon, we will return to Cusco by train.

Detailed itinerary

Detailed trek Itinerary

DAY 1: CUSCO – CALCA – QUISHUARANY – CUNCANI

Lares trek Lares Trek & Machu Picchu begins once we pick you up from your hotel at 05:00 a.m and travel by private bus at 04:00 p.m through the Sacred Valley of the Incas until Quishuarani (a small community – at 3,700 masl) starting point of the trek; here we will meet our horses and “arrieros” (muleteers)  whose will transport our belongs; we’ll start the trek going up gradually toward Willkakasa the first pass at 4,450 masl from here you will be rewarded by a nice views of some snow peaks and many lagoons around, then we’ll continue down to our camp at Cuncani community; This remote Andean community is located in an impressive valley from where we can see Colquecruz snowcapped mountain.

Meals: B-L-D.
  Accommodation: Camping.
  Maximum Altitude: 4,400 masl.
  Minimum Altitude: 3,800 masl.
  Distance of hike: approx 14 km.
  Approximate Walking Time: 6-7 hours.

DAY 2: CUNCANI – IPSAYCCOCHA

Lares trek  After early breakfast, we’ll continue the trek toward Cuncani pass (4,100 masl) observing agricultural fields where andean farmers are cultivating potatoes and living in their traditional houses grassing some animals from the area as the llamas and alpacas; from the pass, the trail continues little down and after gradually up to the third and the highest pass of Ipsay (4,450 masl/14,596 ft.), walking across little communities with the presence of llamas and alpacas. The pass offers imposing views of “La Veronica Mountain” and the surrounding snow-capped peaks. From the pass, we’ll continue 1 hour down to Ipsayccocha; a beautiful lagoon next to which we will set up our camp and spend the night.

  Meals: B-L-D
  Accommodation: Camping
  Maximum Altitude: 4,600 masl
  Minimum Altitude: 3,900 masl
  Distance Travelled: approx 16km
  Approximate Walking Time: 7-8 hours

DAY 3: IPSAYCCOCHA – OLLANTAYTAMBO – “AGUAS CALIENTES”

Lares trek  After breakfast, we’ll leave our camp and continue the trek downhill through the picturesque valley until we reach Patacancha; this is a renowned textile Andean community that still preserves the ancient traditions and dressing code at its best. From Patacancha, we will take 1 hour and 30min by private bus to go down to Ollantayatambo and then the 2-hour train ride to the town of “Aguas Calientes”; here you could visit and relax in the natural hot spring. And be ready for the next day to explore Machu Picchu.

  Meals: B-L-D
  Accommodation: Hotel
  Maximum Altitude: 3,900 masl
  Minimum Altitude: 2,700 masl
  Distance Travelled: approx 11km
  Approximate Walking Time: 5 hours

DAY 4: “AGUAS CALIENTES” – MACHU PICCHU – CUSCO

Lares trek  Early breakfast and we will take the first bus to see the sunrise at Machu Picchu. Since other groups arrive at midday, your tour will be quiet and relaxing; after 2 hours and 30min of tour you will have free time to walk around, climb up the Wayna Picchu Mountain where you can experience spectacular views or visit the Temple of the Moon. In the afternoon, we’ll meet each other at the town of “Aguas Calientes”, and then we will take the train back to Cusco where we’ll arrive after nightfall.

Meals: B

Tour inclusions

Lares Trek includes

All necessary things for this tour.
 Transportation: Tourist bus from Cusco to Quishuarani; starting point of the trek and tourist train expeditions class from Ollantaytambo to “Aguas Calientes” and from “Aguas Calientes” to Cusco; Bus up and down from “Aguas Calientes” to Machu Picchu.
  Camping equipments: We provide four people capacity tent for two people, brand new four-season tents, therm-a-rest, dining room tent, kitchen tent, toiled tent, seats, tables, tent for guides and helpers, cooking gear.
  Acommodations: 01 night at a basic hotel in the town of “Aguas Calientes”.
  Entrance fees to Machu Picchu.

  Meals: 3 breakfasts, 3 hot lunches and 3 hot dinners with delicious meals prepared by professional chefs.
  Guide: English-speaking professional guides, 2 guides over 8 people.
  Cook: Professional Chef and Chef Assistants.
  Horses: For camping equipment, food and kitchen gears as well to carry your personal items (6kg per person) in duffel bags that we provide. Muleteers.
  Others: First aid kit and emergency oxygen bottle.

Excluded

Sleeping bag: can be rented in our office for $20 USD for the entire trek (every sleeping bag is washed prior to each use).
  Breakfast on the first morning. Some hotels offer early morning breakfast service. If not, we’re gonna stop at Calca for your breakfast and also you can buy some items for the trek.
  Lunch in the town of “Aguas Calientes” on the final day you must consider a budget of $15 to 20 USD in average restaurant.
  Entrance to the thermal baths in “Aguas Calientes” (optional) $3 USD.
  Tips for the staff.

Trek Payment facts

For Lares Trek to Machu Picchu, we require a non-refundable trek deposit of $150 USD per person. The deposit can be sent by a WESTERN UNION or to our BANK ACCOUNT by money transfer (YOU ALSO CAN USE PAYMENT ONLINE). This is the fastest and most secure form of payment in Peru. The money transfer should be in the name of “SUNRISE PERU TREK TOUR OPERATOR E.I.R.L”. Once you arrive in Cusco, you must pay the remaining balance in cash prior to beginning your tour. We accept both US Dollars and Peruvian Soles (local currency).

Trek essential info

The night before your trek, there will be a pre-trek talk (briefing) in our office or in your hotel at either 06:00 or 07:00 p.m (exact time will be confirmed on arrival to Cusco).

Price info

he best Lares Trek to Machu Picchu is available on any date that is best suited for you as long as we have a minimum of 2 hikers

COST OF THE TOUR

TYPE OF TRAIN PRICE PER PERSON IN US DOLLARS
 Expedition class  US$ 480
 Vistadome class  US$ 540
 Hiram Bimgham class
  • The price includes the extra porter who will carry your belongings up to 7 kilos,  we will provide you with a duffle bag at the briefing time.

AVAILABLE DISCOUNTS

Students with ISIC CARD: US$25 – Please send us the copy of your VALID ISIC Card at time of booking.
  Under 18 years old: US$30 – Please send us a copy of your passport at the time of booking.
  Group of 5 people or more: US$25 – All you need is to book the trek together at the same time

EXTRAS

Good, clean and warm -15° sleeping bag: US$20. This is for the whole trek.
  Vistadome upgrade train for the way back: from US$57 per person.
  Walking sticks: US$10 for the pair for the whole trek
  Huayna Picchu Mt: US$25

PRIVATE SERVICE LARES TREK

3 people $700 USD each
  4 people $600 USD each
  5 people $500 USD each

Trek Location

Lares Trek Location


The Lares Trek map

Lares trek

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