7-Day In Quest of the Inca Trail – A Special Trekking Expedition – From $1,229.00
AVAILABLE FOR ARRIVALS IN LIMA NOV 5, NOV 7, NOV 11 & NOV 13, 2019
There are limited spaces at the Camp Sites, and they are controlled by the Peruvian National Park System. We strongly recommend advanced reservations to ensure availability.
Basic Package Includes:
- Meet and greet service at the Lima airport.
- One night hotel accommodations in Lima at the Costa Sol Airport Hotel or best available / Single or Double Room.
- Meet and greet service at the Cusco Airport.
- Transfer to your Cusco Hotel.
- Two Nights at Costa del Sol Ramada Hotel in Cusco or best available with breakfast included / Single or Double Room.
- Shuttle Bus Ticket from Machu Picchu to Aguas Calientes Train Station.
- Expedition Class Train Ticket from Aguas Calientes /Machu Picchu to Cusco.
- Arrival transfer from Cusco Train station to your hotel.
Trek of the Inca Trail Included Features:
- Pre-departure briefing on Day 2.
- On Day 3 Departure from your Cusco hotel in the morning and transfer in private transport to starting point of the trail.
- Inca Trail Fee for days 3, 4, 5 & 6.
- Machu Picchu entrance fee on day 6.
- Sleeping bags.
- Dining tent with tables and chairs.
- Kitchen tent.
- English speaking professional and official Trekking Guides.
- Chef and cooking equipment.
- Porters (to carry tents, food, and cooking equipment).
- Accommodation for all our staff.
- Meals (3 Breakfast, 3 Lunches, 3 Dinners, and daily morning snack, plus tea service (except last day). Vegetarian or special menus are available at no extra cost. Advanced notice required.
- Others: hot water every morning and evening for washing purposes / boiled water to fill in your water bottle every morning and night, and at lunch time if requested with enough time ahead.
- First-aid kit and Oxygen.
Trek of the Inca Trail Does Not Include:
- Visit to the hot springs in Aguas Calientes.
- Tips to Guides and Porters.
- Porters to carry personal gear (available at extra cost- $110.00 net).
- Walking stick (available at extra cost $18.00 net).
- Personal / single Tent.
Day 1 | Welcome to Lima, Peru!
Meet & greet service at the airport and assistance with check-in at the Wyndham Airport Hotel. Overnight stay in Lima.
Day 2 | Lima / Cusco | B.
Breakfast at the Lima Airport. Assistance at the Lima airport to check-in for your fligh to Cusco (airfare is NOT included). Meet & greet service at the Cusco Airport and private transfer to the Costa del Sol Ramada Hotel for an overnight stay with breakfast included. At the appropriate time, participate in a briefing given by one of our Trekking Guides. Learn about the route, weather, meals and everything related to the Inca trail trek before starting the hike.
Day 3 | Let the Adventure Begin! Piscacucho / Ollantaytambo / Wayllabamba (12.5 kms. – 5-6 hours) | B.L.D.
Wake up early in the morning and charge your batteries with breakfast in the hotel. You will be picked up from the hotel and taken to Piscacucho (Km 82), the starting point of the hike along the Inca Trail. Before arriving, you will make a short stop in the town of Ollantaytambo (2,792 M.A.S.L. / 9,160 ft.), where you will have 15 to 20 minutes to enjoy some last-minute shopping before setting out on your adventure. Then begin your walk in Piscacucho (2,700 M.A.S.L. / 8,858 ft.) and admire the beautiful backdrop of the snowy Veronica mountain as you slowly but surely make your way between small communities and gorgeous views of the valley. Along the route, you will be able to see far off into the distance, where a number of archaeological sites, such as Willkarakay and Patallaqta, sit on the hillsides. After about five or six hours, you will eventually come upon Wayllabamba (3,000 M.A.S.L. / 9,842 ft.), the last town you will find on the road. Lunch is served en route, whereas dinner is held at the camp upon arrival. After eating, it is time to lie down and replenish your energy.
Day 4 | Warmi Wañusca / Pacaymayo (12 kms. – 6 to 7 hours) | B.L.D.
Wake up to a hearty breakfast, for today you are going to walk the hardest leg of the journey: ascending to the highest point of the route, a staggering 4,200 meters above sea level or 13,780 feet. It is known as Warmi Wañusca pass, ‘dead woman’ in Quechua, because the silhouette of the mountains resembles the figure of a reclining woman. You will notice the landscape start to transform as the road slowly penetrates the cloud forest, with large trees and small waterfalls forming on each side of the route. Even if it gets harder with every step, do not stop; the view from the top of the trek will leave you breathless. It is like being on top of the world! After snapping the photos de rigueur, it is time to start the much more easy-going descent to the camp in Pacaymayo (3,600 M.A.S.L. / 11,811 ft.), where you will be served lunch and dinner. There will be seven exhausting hours of road, full of ups and downs, and a well-deserved rest is necessary.
Day 5 | Runkurakay / Chaquicocha / Wiñayhuayna (16 kms. – 8 to 9 hours) | B.L.D.
If yesterday was the hardest day in terms of height, today will be the hardest in terms of length. However, it is also possibly the most interesting day of the trek given the number of archaeological sites you will find along the way, not to mention the beauty of the road itself. After breakfast in Pacaymayo, start a fresh ascent up to the Runkurakay pass. On the way down, visit the archaeological sites of Sayaqmarka and Qonchamarka. Admire the construction techniques used to build the walls and the beautiful landscapes offered by the Andes surrounding this section. Then have lunch in Chaquicocha, where you will have time to rest and catch your breath before starting the last ascent of the day, this time to the pass of Phuyupatamarca (3,700 M.A.S.L. / 12,139 ft.), which also boasts an interesting archaeological site. Part of the road passes through some magnificently designed tunnels, a testament to the mastery of the ancient Inca architects. Start the descent through the cloud forest along a curious path with spiral staircases between the trees, until you eventually reach the last camp site in Wiñaywayna (2,650 M.A.S.L. / 8,694 ft.). There you will be served dinner and spend the last night.
Day 6 | Wiñayhuayna / Machu Picchu / Cusco | B.L.
Today promises to be the most exciting day of the trail, as at long last, all your efforts are paid off when you reach the goal of your journey: the Inca citadel of Machu Picchu (2,430 M.A.S.L. / 7,970 ft.),. Wake up very early in the morning and start the trek to the Intipunku (2,720 M.A.S.L. / 8,923 ft.), or ‘door of the sun’ in Quechua. When the first rays of morning sun creep over the horizon, be dazzled by the breath-taking view of the entire Historical Sanctuary, a moment that will be marked in your memory for a long time to come. After snapping some wonderful photographs to document the moment, begin the descent to the citadel, where a two-hour guided tour of this Inca wonder awaits. At the end of the tour, you will have free time to walk and explore the site at your leisure. Then board the bus back to Aguas Calientes (2,040 M.A.S.L. / 6,921 ft.) for lunch, and then take the train back to Cusco in the evening. Check-in at the Costa Del Sol Ramada for an overnight stay with breakfast included.
Day 7 | Cusco / Lima / Home | B.
Today, at the appropriate time, you will be provided with a private transfer to the Cusco airport for your onward flights (airfare is not included).
PRICES PER PERSON IN US$ – FOR SCHEDULED SHARED GROUP
AVAILABLE ARRIVALS IN LIMA NOV 5, NOV 7, NOV 11, & NOV 13, 2019
WITH EXPEDITION CLASS TRAIN
|$1,229.00 Double Basis | $1,619.00 Single Basis|
In Lima: Wyndham Costa del Sol Airport is conveniently connected to the Jorge Chavéz International Airport, with easy access to all of Lima’s many cultural and historic wonders and a wealth of upscale services and amenities designed for discerning travelers. The Wyndham Costa del Sol Lima Airport is the premier upscale international hotel in Peru’s capital city. This Lima Airport hotel is perfect for those in transit, with the unparalleled ability to walk to or from your flight within minutes of the front door – and 24-hour dining options, they have endeavored to deliver round-the-clock service in a world where round-the-clock is the norm. Wyndham Costa Del Sol Lima Airport has a full-service spa, an indoor pool, and a spa tub. Complimentary wireless Internet access is available in public areas and a computer station is located on site. This spa hotel offers a restaurant, a coffee shop/café, and a bar/lounge. Additional amenities include spa services, fitness center, and steam room.
In Cusco: Costa del Sol Ramada Hotel is the perfect base for discovering the beautiful heritage of the Inca civilization. Located in Cusco’s Centro Historico, the hotel is housed in a 17th-century colonial mansion combining historical architecture and murals with all the comforts of a modern, contemporary hotel. The 90 guest rooms are well-appointed with free high-speed Wi-Fi, cable TV, telephone, safe and mini bar. Delight in the convenience of around the clock room service. Refresh yourself in the pool or step into the warmth of their jetted hot tub. Get energized with a visit to their onsite fitness center. In the afternoon, read a book in the peaceful comfort of the hotel’s courtyard or enjoy a special vintage wine from their wine cellar. Discover the magnificent beauty of this historic colonial mansion when you choose Costa del Ramada Hotel.
- Prices are subject to change without previous notice.
- Campsites may be different to those mentioned above as they are controlled by the Peruvian authorities; all treks will be provided.
- The price includes: hotel accommodations with taxes, activities, ground transfers and tours as indicated, meals as per itinerary, on site logistical support of our Peru-based representative office.
- The prices do not include: personal expenses, travel insurance additional activities, international and local airfares as well as airports departure taxes, gratuities to guides, drivers, porters, bell and wait staff; or any other item not listed above.
- Meal Codes: B = Breakfast. L = Lunch. D = Dinner.
- All tour services are SIC share basis.
- Deposit: A $600.00 deposit per person is required to activate your reservation.
- Once confirmed, Inca Trail Entrance Fee is not refundable
- Final Payment: The balance is due 65 days prior to the start of your tour. If full final payment has not been received by the due date, EcoAmerica Tours reserve the right to cancel the reservation without notice.
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