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INCA TRAIL TOUR 7 DAYS: Best tour package to hike the Inca Trail to Machu Picchu

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Our Inca Trail Tour is a magnificent trip in Peru that combines awesome views, culture, and ancient Inca settlements; it is perfect for those looking to experience the region’s archaeological sites, the history and cultural treasures in a short time; the trip package includes visit the city of Cusco, travel through the Sacred Valley of the Incas, hike the 4-day Inca Trail and explore Machu Picchu. The tour package of Inca Trail Tour Starts and ends in the airport of Cusco; is all included trip.

Our Inca Trail Tour program is the easiest route to Machu Picchu; since on the Inca trail its ascension profile is very gradual and steady, allowing for painless trekking for most of the way. However, due to its reputation as an easy route, thi Inca trail program is often selected by unprepared, inexperienced trekkers. The trip package takes seven days: two day of acclimatization, three days of trekking one day exploring Machu Picchu and the final day departure from Cusco.

SEVEN DAYS TOUR

From Cusco to Cusco
$ 850 Per Person
  • Transportation
  • Entrance fees
  • Hotels + Guide

Inca Trail Tour is ideal for those who are not confident in their ability to hike over steeper paths. The route that goes via the high pass of warmihuañusqha or “Dead woman pass” at 4,200 m / 13,997 fts, takes you to the most pristine forest in Peru. This amazing trekking route takes you to the Inca ruins of Patallacta, Runkuraqhay, Sayacmarka, Phuyupatamarka, Wiñayhauayna, Inti Punku and Machu Picchu.

During the Inca Trail Tour package we provide hotels of 3-stars category located near the main square which gives you an easy access to most of the tourist facilities like the restaurants, coffee shops, local markets and more; the hotels offers all facilities like buffet breakfast, hot showers, private bathrooms, free Wi-Fi, laundry service, heater in the room, and more; all of them for you pleasant and comfort.

TRIP STYLE

Adventure Trekking

MAX. ALTITUDE

4,200m / 13,997 fts

ACCOMMODATION

Hotels & Tents

DIFFICULTY

Moderate/ Challenge

At a glance

  • Timing: 7 days/ 6 nights
  • 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.

Briefe itinerary

DAY 1: Cusco

Arrival to Cusco at any time; we will meet you at the airport. Today, there are not planned activities.

DAY 2: Ollantaytambo

Enjoy the stunning mountain scenery along the Sacred Valley, we will visit the local market at Pisac and the Inca ruins at Pisac and Ollantaytambo.

DAYS 3, 4, 5, 6: Inca Trail

4-day trek through the Inca trail with fantastic landscape all included. The last day, we will start very early to see the sunrise over Machu Picchu and in the afternoon, we’ll return to Cusco.

DAY 7: Transfer out

Transfer to the airport.

Seven-day Inca Trail Tour is a spectacular trip package that shows you the most attractive parts of Peru. This trip starts in Cusco where you’ll visit the Inca ruins located in the outskirts of the city also the city’s colonial and modern architecture; then you’ll visit the Sacred Valley of the Incas including Pisaq, Urubamba and Ollantaytambo.

On the Inca Trail, you will be welcomed by beautiful landscapes and filled with the energy of the stunning mountain scenery. Along the way, you will see unique vegetation including begonias, daisies and over 350 varieties of orchids. We’ll end the tour visiting the treasure of the Incas – MACHU PICCHU.

Highlights

  • Visit the city of Cusco
  • Drive through the sacred Valley of the Incas
  • Explore the Inca ruins of Pisaq and Ollantaytambo
  • Hike the 45 km or 27 miles of the famous Inca trail trek to Machu Picchu
  • Explore the beautiful and special Inca ruins along the Inca Trail
  • Your first sight of Machu Picchu from Inti Punku (the Sun Gate)
  • Explore the Inca citadel of Machu Picchu

Detailed Itinerary

DAY 1:  ARRIVAL TO CUSCO

The Inca trail Tour begins once you arrive to Cusco airport at any time. However, we must know your flight details for your reception and transfer to the 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.

DAY 2: SACRED VALLEY OF THE INCAS

We’ll start the tour at 08:00 a.m; you will be picked up from the hotel and 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; we’ll stop for lunch in the town of Urubamba after the lunch we’ll continue toward 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 runs the revered «Río Urubamba» (called the great «Willcamayu» by the Incas).

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

DAYS 3, 4, 5 & 6: INCA TRAIL TO MACHU PICCHU

After breakfast in the hotel, we’ll travel by private bus for one hour to Pisqak’ucho (km. 82), the starting point of the Inca trail. The porters and the guides will organize everything for you; we’ll 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 7 – 8 hours per day (including breaks).

On the third day, we will have a 5 hour-hike. The last day, we will start the hike very early escorted by experienced guide to arrive for the sunrise to Machu Picchu (if weather is good). In the afternoon, we will take the train through the Urubamba Valley to Cusco. We’ll arrive in the evening and you’ll be transfered  to the 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: TRANSFER OUT

Transfer to the airport.

Inca Trail Tour Includes:

  • Transportation: transfer in/out airport/hotel/airport, private bus for the Sacred Valley tour, the same bus will transfer you from Ollantaytambo to Km 82 starting point of the Trekking, bus down from Machu Picchu to «Aguas Calientes» after the trek, tourist train from «Aguas Calientes» to Cusco, transfer to your hotel.
  • Entrance Fees: For the Sacred Valley tour, Inca Trail and Machu Picchu… Permits for the Inca Trail
  • Meals: All breakfasts in the hotels, delicious meals on the Inca trail prepared by professional chefs. Food includes pancakes, omelets, soups, fresh fruit, avocado, pasta, chicken, fish, meat, rice, all rich in carbohydrates and suitable for trekking, also hot drinks including coca leaf tea which is excellent for the altitude, teatime everyday (tea, coffee, biscuits, popcorn), (3 breakfasts, 3 lunches, 3 dinners and 3afternoon teas), we also offer a vegetarian option upon request, and we provide available boiled water each morning for your water bottles.
  • Guide: 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.
  • 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 porters, cooking gear and backpacks, warm clothes and life insurance for the porters.
  • Accommodations: Room with two beds: 2 nights in Cusco ***Hotel, 1 night in Ollantaytambo ***Hotel, If you would like a private room there is an additional cost of $20.00 USD per night, pp; 3 nights in camping tents.
  • Others: Local guide for permanent assistance.
  • First aid kit + Oxygen bottle for the Inca Trail.

Excluded

  • Meals: Lunch and dinner on days 1, 2 and 6; you must consider a budget from 15 to $20 USD for each meal. We will assist you on these issues.
  • Sleeping Bag: Can be rent in our office for $20 USD for the entire trek.
  • Tips for the staff.

Important info

  • The government has strictly limited the number of people permitted on the Inca Trail during 2010 (permits are issued to about 200 trekkers per day plus 300 porters). We recommend that you make a trek booking as early as posible, we recommend 4 months in advance.

The Price

Daily Departure
Minimum 2 persons

 TYPE OF TRAIN PRICE PER PERSON
 Expedition class US$ 850
 Vistadome class US$
 Hiram Bimgham class US$

Optional Extras:

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

PRIVATE TREK SERVICE PRICE:

2  people $1030 USD PP
3  people $970 USD PP
4  people $940 USD PP
5  people $910 USD PP
6 + people $880 USD PP

HOTEL IN CUSCO

PRISMA  OR SIMILAR

Web: http://www.hotelprismacusco.com/

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

ESSENTIAL INFO FOR INCA TRAIL TOUR

The Inca trail tour group

Maximum size of Inca Trail Tour, 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. “SUNRISE PERU TREK” 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 tours 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!

Responsible and Sustainable Travel

We are committed to offering low impact tours that benefit t the places and communities we visit as well as our travellers. It is important for us all to be aware of the delicate balance that exists in the variety of natural wonders you will visit. National Parks and monuments, archaeological sites and other sensitive areas should and must be treated with respect.

We have created a ‘Travellers’ Code of Conduct’ to help prepare and inform our groups of the various positive or negative effects they could have on a destination. This code includes following the ‘Leave No Trace’ ethic; this is an international campaign that is designed to help us minimize the impact on the National Parks and other wilderness areas that we visit. Our tour Guide will explain this code of conduct during the first night’s orientation talk and encourage you to follow it throughout the tour.

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 Tour, 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

Please remember if it is a genuine emergency, we of course want you to call us; however, if it can wait until the next day, we ask that you call during our office hours. Thank you.

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Inca Trail items and FAQ's

It will take place the night before the trekking departure at 6pm or 7pm at our office or in your hotel.

Of course! During the Inca Trail to Machu Picchu your main luggage can be stored at our office or at your hotel in Cusco, both are for free.

The maximum group size is 8 persons. Usually our groups are between 2-8 persons. SUNRISE PEREU TREK Specializes in SMALL; PRIVATE groups and provides a personalized service.

Unfortunately the answer is “No”. Once the tickets have been bought the government does not allow any changes, so we can’t change any departure dates. Tickets are neither transferable nor refundable.
*** If you cancel your Inca Trail Trek, the deposit is not refundable at all!

OF COURSE! You have to bring your original passport and it is very important that it is the same passport number that you sent to us to book your Inca Trail Permit. The rangers check each day and also when you enter Machu Picchu. The train company will check your passport before allowing you to board the train. In case you are renewing your passport, go ahead and send us your old number to secure your permit, we can make the changes when you get your new passport number…if so, please send the new passport number as soon as possible.

The maximum group size is 8 persons. Usually our groups are between 2-8 persons. SUNRISE PEREU TREK Specializes in SMALL; PRIVATE groups and provides a personalized service.

You will have 1 cook per group. The number of porters depends of the size of the group. For a group of 2 trekkers, there will have 4 porters, 4 trekkers will have 6 porters, 6 trekkers will have 9 porters, 8 trekkers will have 12 porters.

The evening before you start your trek, you will be given a SMALL DUFFLE BAG to pack your clothes for the next four days. Your weight allowance is up to 6kg/12p. Your team of porters will carry your duffle bag for you, together with the food and camping gear.

It’s important to be aware, that you will not have access to your items in the duffle bag until the end of each day, as the porters will always be ahead of the group. During the trek, you need a day backpack big enough to carry your personal belongings such as a warm jacket, a rain jacket, your camera, sunscreen, snacks, water, etc. Usually a 30 to 50 litre backpack is sufficient.

Toilets have improved a lot in the last couple of years and all of the larger campsites have toilet blocks with flush toilets and running water.

In the scenario that you are unable to finish the trek due to a health issue, SUNRISE PERU TREK will assist you to the nearest town for help with transportation. We always carry oxygen on the trek for any respiratory problems in extreme cases; a helicopter pick up can be arranged at your own expense. (Travel insurance required). There are no refunds in the unlikely situation that you are unable to finish the trek.

Generally those who have to be assisted off the trail are taken to Ollantaytambo and if recover quickly.  They then continue the journey to Aguas Calientes (cost incurred by trekker) and visit Machu Picchu according to original plan.

Absolutely!! Included in the package and on the last day we will drop you at your hotel! If you have booked your hotel in the Sacred Valley like Ollantaytambo or Urubamba, we will drop you there too!
If you spend the night at Ollantaytambo before the trek, for sure we will pick you up!

It will depend on the train’s availability BUT the idea is to give you as much time as possible in Machu Picchu and enjoy the amazing views on the way back to Cusco from the train. Therefore you will take the train at 4:22pm. With this train schedule, you will have more than 9 hours for Machu Picchu

The Classic Inca Trail is the only trek that leads you directly up to the Sun Gate, having the first amazing view of Machu Picchu. This trail has also a historical significance because along the Inca Trail, you will explore many religious Inca Cities and it will take you through many different microclimates, offering amazing views of the Andes, the valleys, the waterfalls, the flora and fauna.

It is advisable to have two full days in Cuzco to recover from your travel and to do at least one day hike to higher altitudes help with acclimatization. We can organize day hikes & other tours around Cuzco for you. If you have already been in another area of Peru at high altitude before arriving in Cuzco, we still recommend you have a complete day in Cuzco to rest, recover from your travel and enjoy the sights and sounds of Cuzco before departing for the trek.

To avoid altitude sickness on the trek, we recommend that you spend time in Cusco or in the Sacred Valley. If you have never been in high altitude, we recommend that you spend a day in the Sacred Valley because it is at lower altitude than Cusco city.

We recommended any hiker who are planning to do Classic Inca Trail to Machu Picchu, is better to stay a couple days in Cusco or higher altitude to be well acclimatized before you begin the 4 days trek; it is important to walk with small back pack.[/

A minimum of 02 persons is needed to depart Classic Inca Trail. Whether you’re traveling as a family, group, friends, and couples or even traveling alone, we welcome you to our Trekking adventure to Machu Picchu. Prices are charged per person or maximum of two persons sharing a room/tent. Shared services are the basis for the described itinerary. Private services will be upon request.

We are confident that the quality of our journeys will meet your expectations and that you will enjoy the best of cultural, nature, and adventure travel experience ever possible. If you are not satisfied, you will be given credit for an extra trip or for a future journey. This is the best the best guarantee you can get in the travel business.

Due to low participation of trekkers, other tour companies will cancel their trips or pass their customers to bigger group tour operators, we guarantee that we will never cancel a trip because of low subscription or participation or change the date of departure neither will we give our travelers to other tour operators!.. Our customers can rest assured that their trekking holidays are insured and guaranteed for trekking to Machu Picchu.