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Inca Trail Expeditions 10 days

Inca Trail Expeditions is one of the most popular treks and trips in Peru. It offers an experience of the breathtaking landscape of the southern part of Peru that involves no difficult high treks and can be attempted by anyone who is reasonably fit and healthy.  The Inca Trail Expeditions offers an intriguing combination of beauty and contrasts in scenery, wildlife and cultures – whether you’re trekking the ancient Inca trail of the Incas to Machu Picchu, situated in the heavens of the Americas or scanning the canopy for wildlife from the comfort of our Lodge.

Walks on the Inca Trail Expeditions are mostly on good trails which were the paths used by the Incas people and include steep, rocky terrain. Trekking at altitudes above 2,800m (up to 4,200m) is more demanding than at lower elevations so our trip is best suited to experienced mountain walkers. Accommodation varies from hotels and jungle lodge with en-suite facilities to camps chosen for their scenic beauty. The best time of year to travel to Peru is from April to November, when it is drier and slightly cooler, especially between July and November after the summer rain when the landscape is vivid green and views are clearer.

The tour package of Inca Trail Expeditions begins once you arrive to the city of Cusco where you’ll explore the cultural and Natural highlights then we’ll drive through the sacred valley of the Incas, hike the 45km of the ancient Inca Trail, explore full day the stunning Machu Picchu, and explore the amazon jungle in the national park of Tambopata. Peru is well known for the magnificent Mountains, the culture and the tropical forests of the “Madre de Dios” region in the northeast are fascinating and deserving of a visit.

The Inca Trail Expeditions is ideally to anyone taking a trip to Peru; the travellers should try to experience these two most beautiful regions of Peru the Andes and the Jungle. This tour takes you to these regions where you can appreciate some of the best preserved wildlife habitat.

This Inca Trail Expeditions tour package is particularly well suited to families with children between the ages of five and twelve. It covers areas of Peru that are no higher than 4,200m above sea level, combining the exploration of its outstandingly beautiful countryside with an Amazon Jungle tour in the Tambopata National Park, as well as a Cusco city tour. The trek gives a taste of Peru’s varied landscapes, vibrant culture and opportunities for adventure over a period of four days that will not be too taxing for anyone who is reasonably fit and healthy.

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Summary

Inca Trail Expeditions: Machu Picchu 6 Amazon Jungle

Ten-day Inca Trail Expeditions  in Peru, is a wonderful tour that combines two of the most beautiful regions of South America (the Andes and jungle). This tour takes you to trek the footsteps of the ancient Incas visiting lovely Inca temples and observing stunning mountain scenery. You have one day to rest in Cusco before you visit the deeps of the Amazon and feel the enigmatic charm of the nature; you will have a wonderful opportunity to observe wildlife in the jungle which is habitat for over 1,800 types of birds, numerous animals and vast amounts of vegetation.

The mighty Machu Picchu rises to almost 2,400m, dominated by green mountains glaciers and rocky peaks. This Inca Trail Expeditions  in Peru takes you into the realms of jagged peaks, glaciers and jungle, and is perfect for those who enjoy challenging higher-level routes. A carefully structured itinerary combines charming hotels with intermittent nights spent in the mountains in basic yet comfortable huts (sleeping bags are required).

The Inca Trail

The Inca Trail to Machu Picchu is the most famous and pleasant trek in South America and is rated by many to be in the top 5 treks in the world. In just 26 miles (45km), it manages to combine beautiful mountain scenery, lush cloud-forest, and subtropical jungle and of course, a stunning mix of Inca paving stones ruins and tunnels. The final destination of the trail just cannot be beaten: Machu Picchu, the mysterious “Lost City of the Incas”.

Our Classic 4-day Inca Trail trek starts at km82 (82 kilometers along the railway from Cusco to “Aguas Calientes”) and treks high up into the mountains passing the Inca ruins of Llactapata, Runkurakay, Sayacmarca, Phuyupatamarca and Wiñay Wayna before finally arriving at Machu Picchu for the sunrise on the 4th day of the trek. The Inca Trail to Machu Picchu passes over two high passes to the first of which is 4,200 masl (Dead Woman Pass) the second one is 4,000 masl Runku pass and the third/last one is 3,600 masl Phuyupatamarca Pass.

Included Activities

Explore the city of Cusco.
Sacred Valley of the Incas (Pisaq & Ollantaytambo).
Guided Inca Trail 3-days.
Machu Picchu Tour 1-day.
Free time within Machu Picchu
Amazon Jungle Trip (Puerto Maldonado).

Trip At a Glance

Highlight: Visit the city of Cusco, drive through the sacred Valley of the Incas, hike the 45 km or 26 miles of the famous trek to Machu Picchu; beautiful and special Inca ruins along the way, your first sight of Machu Picchu from Inti Punku (the Sun Gate); explore the amazon jungle in Puerto Maldonado.
Timing: 10 days/ 9 nights
Starting point at: Cusco airport.
Ending point at: Purto Maldonado airport.
Level: Moderate.

Inca Trail Permits: Yes, required. 500 permits are issued daily. In the highest season the trail is booked several months in advance.
Departure Dates: Any day with two people. We offer affordable tour prices for 2 people so that you can depart when it suits you best.
Altitude:  The Inca Trail begins at 2,750 masl/8,875 ft and the maximum altitude is  4,200 masl /13,818 ft. the Dead Woman pass.
Temperatures: From minus 4ºC to 28ºC.

Brief Itinerary

DAY 1: Cusco

Arrival to Cusco at any time, we will meet you at the airport.

DAY 2: Ollantaytambo

Full-day guided tour through the stunning Sacred Valley; enjoy the local cuisine.

DAYS 3 – 6: Inca Trail to Machu Picchu

45-km trekking through the Peruvian Andes – All included. On the last day, we will start very early to see the sunrise over Machu Picchu.

DAY 7: Day free in the city of Cusco

A resting day; you can enjoy the city or you can enjoy one of our day tours.

DAYS 8 – 9: Amazon jungle

Explore the Amazon with a naturalist as a guide. Enjoy the jungle lodge and the local cuisine. In this tour, we included the round-trip flight tickets from Cusco to Puerto Maldonado.

DAY 10: Transfer out

Depending on your itinerary, the flight will be to Lima or Cusco.

Program

Day to Day Tour Itinerary

DAY 1:  ARRIVAL TO CUSCO

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Inca Trail Expeditions in Peru

  The “Inca Trail Expeditions” begins once you arrive to Cusco at any time. However, we must know your flight details for your reception and transfer to your hotel. There will be a briefing about the tour and how to get around in the city. On this day, there is no planned activity. Walk slowly to get used to the altitude. Optionally, you can do our city tour programme that starts at 01:30 p.m.

DAY 2: SACRED VALLEY OF THE INCAS

  We’ll start the tour at 08:30 a.m; you will be picked up from your hotel and we’re gonna head for a completely guided tour to the pretty Sacred Valley of the Incas. This tour includes visit to the Andean native markets and ruins of Pisac and Calca, stop for lunch in Urubamba and visit of the beautiful Inca village and fortress of Ollantaytambo.

The Sacred Valley tour is a relaxed and incomparably attractive stretch of small villages and ancient ruins spread across a broad plain and rugged mountain slopes northwest of Cusco city.

The Sacred valley was appreciated by the Incas due to its special geographical and climatic qualities. It was one of the Empire’s main points for the extraction of natural wealth, and the best place for corn production in Peru. Through the valley rolls and the revered “Río Urubamba” (called the “Willcamayu” by the Incas).

We’ll finish the Sacred Valley tour at the picturesque town of Ollantaytambo; here, you can purchase some items for the Inca trail.

DAYS 3 – 6: INCA TRAIL TO MACHU PICCHU

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  This morning, we’ll travel by private bus for 3 hours and half to Pisqak’ucho (km. 82), the starting point of the Inca trail. The porters and the guides organize everything for you. We carry your heavy gear. All you have to do is carry your daypack and enjoy the spectacular mountain scenery and the fascinating Inca sites. The first two days, we will walk for approximately 8 hours (including breaks).

On the third day, we will have a 5 hour-hike. The last day, we will start hiking (for 2 hours) early escorted by an experienced guide to arrive for the sunrise at Machu Picchu. Later in the afternoon, we will take the train through the Urubamba Valley to Cusco. We’ll arrive in the evening and transfer you to your hotel.

NOTE: The passengers who not able or nor interested in the hike of the Inca trail for spending 2 days in Cusco, and then travel by train to the picturesque town of “Aguas Calientes” with overnight. Next morning, you will take the bus up to Machu Picchu entrance and meet with the hikers at the ruins. If you decide not to do the hike, then we’ll need to know prior to your departure in order to obtain train tickets.

Distances of the Inca Trail:

Day 1: Km 82 to Llulluchapampa

Approximate distance: 15 km.
Estimated hiking time: 7-8 hours.

  Day 2: Llulluchapampa – Chaquiccocha

Approximate distance: 15 km.
Estimated hiking time: 7 – 8 hours.

  Day 3: Chaquiccocha – Wiñaywayna

Approximate distance: 10 km.
Estimated hiking time: 5 hours.

  Day 4: Wiñaywayna to Intipunku (Sun Gate) – Machu Picchu

Approximate distance: 5 km.
Estimated hiking time: 2 hours.

DAY 7: FREE DAY

  Your choice of either a rest day or taking optional tours in Cusco (city tour, rafting, riding, mountain biking, etc).

DAYS 8-9: JUNGLE TRIP

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  After breakfast, we will head to the airport and fly from Cusco, high in the Andes, to Puerto Maldonado, in the deep lowlands of the Amazon jungle. Then, we will travel by motorized canoe to our lodge located in the margin of the “Madre de Dios River”. We’ll explore the jungle with experienced local guides based in the Amazon. About half of Peru is located within the Amazon Basin, however, due to its isolation, not a lot of it is available to the casual traveller.

During our trip, you will have the chance to see bird species typical of the river or forest edge such as Black Skimmers, Pied Lapwings, Capped Herons, Jabiru Storks, Roadside Hawks and several species of kingfishers, swallows, and flycatchers.

The area is renowned for its diverse plant and animal populations and include over 1,300 bird species (including 32 parrot species – 10% of the world’s total), 200 mammal species including 4 species of primates, 90 frog species, 1,200 butterfly species and 10,000 species of higher plants – all protected within the reserve.

DAY 9: TRANSFER OUT

  After breakfast, we’ll leave the jungle lodge and transfer you to the airport in Puerto Maldonado to return to Cusco. Depending on your itinerary, the flight will be to Lima or Cusco.

Inclusions

Inca Trail Expeditions Includes

All necessary things for this tour:
Transportation: transfer in/out airport/hotel/airport, private bus from Cusco to Km 82, starting point of the Inca Trail, bus down from Machu Picchu to “Aguas Calientes”, tourist train from “Aguas Calientes” to Cusco, transfer to your hotel, round trip flight tickets from Cusco to Puerto Maldonado.
  Entrance fees: For the Sacred Valley and Inca Trail and Machu Picchu.
  Meals: All breakfasts in the hotels, as well as the meals in the jungle lodge and delicious meals on the Inca trail. 3 breakfasts, 3 lunches, 3 dinners and 3 afternoon teas, we also offer a vegetarian option upon request, and we provide available boiled water each morning for your water bottles.

  Guide & Porters: Licensed bilingual tour guide (2 guides over 8 people).
  General Porters: For camping equipment, food and cooking gear.
  Extra Porter: To carry your personal items (6kg) in duffel bags that we provide. You must carry your daypack. Local guides for the Jungle trip.
  Camping equipment: We provide four people capacity tent for two people, brand new four season tents, therm-a-rest, dinning room tent, kitchen tent, toilet tent, seats, tables, tent for the guides and porters, cooking gear and backpacks, warm clothes and life insurance for the porters.

  Accommodations: Double Room : 3 nights in Cusco ***Hotel, 1 nights in Ollantaytambo ***; Hotel If you would like a private room there is an additional cost of $20.00 USD per night; 3 nights in camping tents, 2 nights Jungle Lodge.
  Others: Local guide for permanent assistance.
  First aid kit.
  Oxygen bottle for Inca trail.

Excluded

Lunch and dinner while you stay in the city of Cusco and the town of “Aguas Calientes” (Machu Picchu); you must consider a budget from 15 to $25 USD for each meal.
  Sleeping Bag: Can be rented in our office for $20 USD for the entire trek. Airport taxes and tips for the staff.

Payment details

For ten-day Inca trail Expeditions, we require a non-refundable trek deposit of $350 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).

Important

Then arriving to Cusco, we will give you a pre-travel talk (briefing) of the city and of the Inca Trail Expeditions in your hotel; exact time will be confirmed on your arrival.

Price

PRICE INFORMATION

Daily Departure
Minimum 2 persons

 TYPE OF TRAIN  PRICE PER PERSON
 Expedition class  US$ 1,580
 Vistadome class  US$ 1,610
 Hiram Bimgham class

Available Discounts:

For Inca Trail Expeditions  you’ll get a $25 USD discount on prices to students with a valid International Student Identity Card (ISIC) and children under the age of 17 years old (scans of your ISIC card or child’s passport must be provided at the time of paying the trek deposit in order to qualify for the discount). International Youth Travel Cards (IYTC) or other forms of student identity are not acceptable.

Optional Extras:

  Sleeping Bag US$25
  Walking Pole US$10
  Single Tent Supplement US$30

HOTEL IN CUSCO – HOSTEL PRISMA  OR SIMILAR

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Hotel for Inca Trail Expeditions

Address: Matara 394, Cusco
Rating: 3 star
Web: http://www.hotelprismacusco.com/

Guest rooms are well furnished with air conditioning and en suite facilities. The hotel also benefits from an o, cocktail bar and complimentary Wi-Fi. The hotel can arrange shuttles into the center of Cusco which is just over a 4 blocks away. Walking take you 10 minutes

HOTEL IN AGUAS CALIENTES

HOSTEL PRESIDENTE  OR SIMILAR
Address: Agua Calientes town – Cusco
Rating: 3 star
Web: http://hostalpresidente.com/rooms.html

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Hotel for Inca Trail Expeditions

FACILITIES

Restaurant (open to public for breakfast, lunch and dinner)
Bar-Cafeteria
Telephones with international and national dial up
Fax services
Luggage porters
Laundry service

THE JUNGLE LODGE

ECO AMAZONIA
Address: Puerto Maldonado
Web: http://ecoamazonia.com/

Amazon Lodge for Inca Trail Expeditions

Inca Trail Expeditions

Sporting a traditional jungle theme, Eco Amazonia jungles lodge carefully combines being in the wilderness with the comforts of home. Guest rooms are tastefully decorated with modern amenities including air conditioning and an uninterrupted electricity supply.

The Lodge also benefits from an outdoor pool; The Lodge also boasts a lovely bar and restaurant serving up a whole host of Cusco.

Essential info

ESSENTIAL INFO FOR INCA TRAIL EXPEDITIONS

The Inca Trail Expeditions Group

Maximum group size for Inca Trail Expeditions is 8 passengers. Passengers come from a range of countries worldwide (average of 3 nationalities per group) and many will be solo travellers. You will find you have many things in common with your fellow travellers, including a passion for discovery and a strong interest in exploring the National Parks. “Inca Trail Expeditions” is designed for adults over 18 years old. While most passengers are aged 25-55, every year we get many people both above and below this age range.

All travellers over the age of 70 will be requested to complete a self-declaration of fitness form prior to travel. Our Inca Trail Expeditions are a unique holiday experience and much of your enjoyment will come from the team spirit of your group and the fun you’ll have together, as well as from the local setting. We cannot stress strongly enough the importance of bringing a positive attitude with you on tour; a sure guarantee to enjoying each and every moment, even in the adversity of the odd rainstorm!

Acute Mountain Sickness (AMS)

Acute Mountain Sickness is also referred to as “Altitude Sickness”, and as the name indicates the illness is commonly encountered at exceptionally high altitudes, such as the summit area of the highest pass. AMS, once apparent, can be most effectively treated by immediately taking the affected person to a lower altitude. Often a drop as little as 500m will be sufficient. The symptoms of AMS include in the order normally experienced; headaches, nausea, anorexia, exhaustion, lassitude, rapid pulse, insomnia, swelling of the hands and feet and reduced urine output.

Trekkers can take precautions to at least minimize the severity of the illness, by maintaining a slow steady pace from day one, include an extra day of acclimatization at a high altitude and by drinking at least 3-4 liters of water every day. Preventative medicine is also available and you should consult your physician for specialist advice. Fluid build-up may cause a condition known as edema (or oedema), which can affect the lungs (pulmonary), preventing effective oxygen exchange, or affect the brain (cerebral) which will result in the swelling of the brain tissue.

The latter can be lethal if not treated immediately or if symptoms are ignored. Probably 40% of all people trekking the Inca trail will suffer to some extent from AMS. You should familiarize yourself with this condition and take preventative care. For more information on this sickness please click on the Action Guide to High Altitude.

Guides and Porters

Once on the Mountain, your well-equipped guides and porters will rank second only to your mental determination, in terms of important factors contributing to a successful Machu Picchu attempt. For the duration of your Inca Trail Expeditions, your guide will be your advisor, he will lead you through the Inca trail to Machu Picchu, and he will bring you very safely. It will be important that you work closely with him and take note of his advice.

Porters and cook

The porters do not only transport your gear and the supplies up to the mountain. Arriving at every camp site long before you, they will have already erected your tent on your arrival. In the evening they will also boil drinking and washing water and the cook will prepare dinner of a quality that has surprised many previous clients.

CONTACT US

Should you encounter any difficulties meeting your transfer from the airport to the starting hotel, depending on which country you are in you can contact a SUNRISE PERU TREK representative on the following:

  • Mauro Pedraza – Operations Manager
    Mobile: +(51) 984 734633
  • Henrry Chauca – Operations
    Mobile: +(51) 950 313131
  • Sharon Ovalle – SUNRISE PERU TREK Representatives Supervisor
    Mobile: +(51) 974 359484

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