INCA TRAIL TOUR 7 DAYS

INCA TRAIL TOUR 7 DAYS

  • Inca Trail Tour
  • Luxury Inca Trail
  • Inca Trail Tour
  • Inca Trail Tour
  • Inca Trail Tour
TYPE TRIP
Hiking/Trekking
SEASON
March – January
DIFFICULTY
Challenging
DISTANCE
45km/26mls
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Overview

Overview

Our 7-Day 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.

7-Day 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.

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 7-Day 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.

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

Deatails of the Trip

  • 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.

Short Trip 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 to Machu Picchu

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.

Itinerary

Detailed Itinerary for 7-Day Inca Trail Tour

DAY 1:  ARRIVAL TO CUSCO

7-Day 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.

Inclusion

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.

Price

The Price

Daily Departure
Minimum 2 persons

 TYPE OF TRAIN  PRICE PER PERSON
 Expedition class  US$ 890
 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/

This the hotel that we offer in the city of Cusco for Inca Trail Tour

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

ESSENTIAL INFO FOR 7-DAY INCA TRAIL TOUR

Dear customer, please read the following information carefully; this will help answer your questions about our services.

Your Arrival in Cusco

You will be met at the Cusco airport and transferred to your hotel, make sure to let us know your flight details at least 14 days before your arrival. In the airport Look for our representative with a Blue “SPT Travel & Tours” sign at the exit of the arrival terminal.

The Briefing

Your briefing will take place the same day you arrive to Cusco, which will last for half hour; it will be in your hotel. During the briefing your guide will coordinate all detail of the trip and if you still have some questions you can do it here. As well you’ll pay the remining balance in cash (US$ dollars or Peruvian soles).

Can i store my luggage in your office?

Of course! During theTrek to Machu Picchu, your main luggage can be stored at our office or at your hotel, whichever is more convenient for you; both are free.

How to book the tour?

FIRST, to book a tour, you’ll need you to complete our booking form by clicking BOOK NOW on our home page or click the BOOK NOW link here.

Please be ready with the following information (FOR EACH PARTICIPANT in your group). We cannot purchase the permit without the following information:

  • Personal information (your full name, exactly as in your passport):
  • Gender
  • Passport number
  • Date of birth. (dd/mm/yyyy)
  • Nationality
  • We will need the passport of each participant at the time of booking. They must, in order, buy tickets.

SECOND, we require a deposit of 40% of the total cost of the tour and per person to purchase a permit, the train tickets and reserve hotels. You can make your deposit by clicking on PAYPAL symbols in our website.

What about the balance?

If you want to avoid high credit card fees in Peru, you can pay in cash at our office (US dollars or Peruvian soles) here in Cusco. There are many ATMs in the historic center to withdraw money. You can also pay with VISA or PAYPAL online, but you will have to pay a 5.5% service charge, charged by VISA and PAYPAL. To pay your balance through PAYPAL, you must log in to your PAYPAL account and use our email address: sunrisetrek@gmail.com.

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.

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.

Packing List for 7-Day Inca Trail Tour

PACKING LIST FOR THE  INCA TRAIL TO MACHU PICCHU

What should I pack for Inca Trail Trek? This is the most frequently asked question by Inca Trail hikers.

When traveling to a new and faraway destination like South America, you’ll need to prepare well in advance, especially when you are thinking to hike the Classic Inca Trail

For your trip to Peru, you will take one or two large suitcases depending on the length of your vacation. However, you will only bring the necessary equipment for the 4-day trek to Machu Picchu. You must store the rest of your belongings at your Cusco hotel in Cusco while you are on the Trail

For the 4-Day Classic Inca Trail trek, you should minimize the equipment that you will bring. We recommend 5 kilos in your backpack and 7 kilos in your duffle bag. Remember that you are responsible for carrying your backpack at all times and that you will need to have all the necessary equipment for the day. Our robust porters will carry the 7-kilos of your duffel bag, and you can only find them at the campsites but not during the day.

Essentials for the Classic Inca Trail:

  • Valid and original passport (a copy will not be accepted)
  • The passport must have a minimum validity of 6 months to enter and leave Peru.
  • Valid student card (if you booked as a student)
  • Walking shoes (light and comfortable)
  • A good quality backpack (light, small and comfortable)
  • Water storage for at least 2 liters; either a camel backpack or one or more bottles of water
  • Trekking poles (you can rent from us)

Items to put in your backpack:

Below is a list of items that we strongly recommend you carry with you at all times in your backpack. Remember that you will take it with you every day of the trek, so we recommend you bring a good quality, light and comfortable backpack.

It is important to note that due to local regulations, your backpack must not exceed 25lts. All larger bags cannot be brought into Machu Picchu and will need to be stored outside the gates.

  • hat and sunglasses
  • Waterproof clothing
  • Warm layers (fleeces/long-sleeved shirts)
  • Sunscreen, insect repellent
  • Gel alcohol
  • Toilet paper
  • personal medication
  • Bandages, moleskin
  • Camera, extra batteries
  • Head Torch
  • Additional snacks, energy bars, chocolate.
  • Extra money for souvenirs, drinks and tips (a small change helps pay for the use of the villagers’ toilets on the first day)

Items to put in your Duffle bag:

SPT TRAVEL & TOURS will provide you with a duffle bag to pack all the items you don’t need to take with you during the day. Our porters will carry this bag for you throughout the trek. Please note that this bag must weigh a maximum of 7kg, including your sleeping bag and air mattress (if you bring/rent one). These two items weigh approximately 3kg together (2kg sleeping bag, 1kg air mattress). During the Inca Trek, you will go through different temperatures on the way up/down; it can also get cold at night at the campsite. Therefore, layers work best!

The Duffle bag will be delivered to our office during the briefing held the day before the trek; we can also deliver them to your hotel if you need to organize your things sooner.

  • Sleeping bag (can be rented from us)
  • Air mattress
  • Light and comfortable shoes for camping.
  • Warm jacket, hat and gloves for the Inca Trail
  • 4 t-shirts (absorbent t-shirts are best)
  • 2 pants/mountain pants
  • 2-3 sets of underwear
  • 2-3 pairs of hiking socks
  • 1 fleece
  • 1 warm coat for the coldest nights
  • quick dry towel
  • Soap
  • Wet wipes
  • toothbrush and paste
  • moisturizing face cream
  • power bank/battery charger
  • Plastic bags to separate wet or muddy clothes

Classic Inca Trail duffle bag

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