Inca Trail to Machupicchu 4D3N

Day Trips & Excursions, at your hotel or local house only if this is close to the Cusco main square to close to the Cusco Main Square
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Tour description

The  Inca Trail has always been a wonder, part of a network of 30.000 km. of trails going from  Mendoza in  Argentina to the border between  Ecuador and  Colombia, and an essential piece of the road system of the Inca's Empire. Vibrant with some of the most incredible nature you could encounter on a trek due to the subtropical forest situation, full of valleys, snow-capped mountains and an amazing variety of plants, birds and animals, crossing archaeological sites and traditional living culture of the  Sacred Valley of the Incas, while using its cautiously preserved stairs and tunnels and ending at the legendary  Machu Picchu.

First Day: Our short version of the  Inca Trail to Machu Picchu begins at your hotel in  Cusco where you will be picked up around 5.00. From your hotel you will travel 1 – 1.5 hours with your guide to  Ollantaytambo, where we will take the Expedition Train to our starting point which is called KM 104 " Chachabamba". Second Day : After a rich and tasty breakfast we take the bus at approximately 6am up to Macchu Picchu so we can enjoy the beautiful sun rise. A hiking tour of around 2 hours is given by your tour guide, after which you can explore the mysterious city all by yourselves. When you feel you are full with the mystical vibes of that legendary place we return to Aguas Calientes to catch the train back to Ollantaytambo followed by a bus to Cusco. You should back to your hotel at 10:30pm. And here ends your Machu Picchu hiking adventure.Day 4: On a quite early morning after our delicious breakfast we return to the path. We head off towards Runkuracay to visit its archaeological remains, and then continue hiking to the 3,900 meters mountain pass of the same name, where we begin our descent to the ruins of Sayacmarca. After lunch, our hike takes us to WiñayWayna, which is our last night in camp.After breakfast we continue the hiking to reach Intipunku ('Door of the Sun'), where we have a spectacular panoramic view of the citadel of Machu Picchu. We descend to the city of Machu Picchu and start a hike tour (of approximately 2 hours) alongside your guide, after which you can explore the mysterious city all by yourselves. You also have the option to visit to the Hot Springs in Aguas Calientes where the entrance fee at the door is US$4.You later meet your guide in Aguas Calientes, to take the afternoon train back to Ollantaytambo followed by a bus to Cusco. We are in Cusco at around 10:30 pm.Optional: we can use the showers of the restaurant we have lunch at, always a good option to remember warm water.Meals: BreakfastOptional: If you would like to spend an extra day in Machupicchu, please let us know so we can change the date on your return train ticket to Cusco. Inka Trail Expeditions Perú can provide a guide and hotel for the extra day at an additional cost. Please be aware that you will have to pay for a second day entrance ticket to the Machupicchu Inca City.

What's included

  • Hotel pickup in Cusco city.
  • Transport by private vehicle "Only for our group"
  • Private Driver " Our Driver is not the tour guide" "Only for our group"
  • Professional art historian Tour guide, license by the peruvian authorities. "Only for our group"
  • Expedition Train
  • Drop-off close to Cusco Main square.

What's not included

  • Food and drinks
  • Entrance at recreational sites, such as "Clubs" "Hot Springs, Amusement Parks"
  • Not programmed supply.
  • Others not specified in the program.

Itinerary

Day 1: Day 4: On a quite early morning after our delicious breakfast we return to the path. We head off towards Runkuracay to visit its archaeological remains, and then continue hiking to the 3,900 meters mountain pass of the same name, where we begin our descent to the ruins of Sayacmarca. After lunch, our hike takes us to WiñayWayna, which is our last night in camp. After breakfast we continue the hiking to reach Intipunku ('Door of the Sun'), where we have a spectacular panoramic view of the citadel of Machu Picchu. We descend to the city of Machu Picchu and start a hike tour (of approximately 2 hours) alongside your guide, after which you can explore the mysterious city all by yourselves. You also have the option to visit to the Hot Springs in Aguas Calientes where the entrance fee at the door is US$4. You later meet your guide in Aguas Calientes, to take the afternoon train back to Ollantaytambo followed by a bus to Cusco. We are in Cusco at around 10:30 pm. Optional: we can use the showers of the restaurant we have lunch at, always a good option to remember warm water. Meals: Breakfast Optional: If you would like to spend an extra day in Machupicchu, please let us know so we can change the date on your return train ticket to Cusco. Inka Trail Expeditions Perú can provide a guide and hotel for the extra day at an additional cost. Please be aware that you will have to pay for a second day entrance ticket to the Machupicchu Inca City.