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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.
- 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.
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.
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.
- 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 $20 USD for the entire trek.
- Tips for the staff.
Minimum 2 persons
|TYPE OF TRAIN||PRICE PER PERSON|
|Expedition class||US$ 890|
|Hiram Bimgham class||US$|
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 $880 USD PP
HOTEL IN CUSCO
PRISMA OR SIMILAR
This the hotel that we offer in the city of Cusco for Inca Trail Tour
- Restaurant (open to public for breakfast, lunch and dinner)
- Telephones with international and national dial up
- Fax services
- Luggage porters
- Laundry service
ESSENTIAL INFO FOR 7-DAY INCA TRAIL TOUR
Dear customer, please read the following information carefully; this will help answer your questions about our services.
Your Arrival in Cusco
You will be met at the Cusco airport and transferred to your hotel, make sure to let us know your flight details at least 14 days before your arrival. In the airport Look for our representative with a Blue “SPT Travel & Tours” sign at the exit of the arrival terminal.
Your briefing will take place the same day you arrive to Cusco, which will last for half hour; it will be in your hotel. During the briefing your guide will coordinate all detail of the trip and if you still have some questions you can do it here. As well you’ll pay the remining balance in cash (US$ 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):
- Passport number
- Date of birth. (dd/mm/yyyy)
- 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: firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
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.
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.