Classic Inca Trail - Cuzco

7 days 6 nights (Aug. 5th – 11th , 2020) Min. 8 / Max. 12

Cusco - Inca Trail - Machu Picchu



Day 1: Cusco

Bienvenidos! Welcome to Peru. You will be picked up at Cusco Airport and after a welcoming reception
you will be transfer to the chosen hostel. Cusco is not just a simple town; it is a place of man-made
beauty. Some consider it a time machine of sorts because it is the oldest inhabited city in the western
Hemisphere, now called the archeological capital of America, and it is one of the new wonders of the

In the afternoon, the Imperial Cusco City walking tour starts. You will visit four archaeological sites located
7 km northeast of the city. The first of these sights is going to be in Sacsayhuaman, where the Incas
showed to the conquistadors the power of their Empire by building such an incredible place using huge
stones that weight approximate 120 tons. The second of these sights will be Q’enqo, ceremonial center.
The third one will be Pucapucara, control point that served as a kind of custom office and finally
Tambomachay, a sacred place where Incas worshiped the water.


Included: Flight, transportation, Imperial Cusco City tour

Accommodations: Las Ruinas Hotel

Day 2: Sacred Valley

You will be picked up at 8:15am from your hostel to head to the Sacred Valley of the Incas. Along the
way, you will make a stop to marvel at the classic view of the Urubamba River that is snaking its way
through the valley.

Your journey continues to the small village of Pisac, where we will see the colorful typical handicraft
market, and then we will visit the archeological complex of Pisac where our knowledgeable guide will
explain the history and Inca architecture of this wonderful site.

Afterward, our professional driver will take us to the next stop: Urubamba. Here, we will taste the best
flavors of the regional cuisine in a restaurant. Then we will head to the most exciting archeological site,
Ollantaytambo, known as the Inca living city because it keeps the originality of the streets, houses
channels of water flowing by the middle of the lanes. An impressive archeological site can be seen here,
made up of an enormous sculpture of the main Incan God called Wiracocha, carved on the mountainside.
After that you will travel for one more hour to see the ancient town of Chinchero known as the land of the
textiles. Your guide will lead you to one of the workshops where he/she will explain the Alpaca weaving

Lastly, you will visit the colonial church that was built in the XVI century to learn about its importance
within archaeological history. You will return to Cusco at approximately 6 pm, when we will then transfer
you back to the hostel. Around 7pm. you will have a briefing about your next adventure Inca Trail.

Included: Sacred Valley tour, all entrances fee, breakfast, lunch
Accommodations: Las Ruinas Hotel

Day 3: Traditional Inca Trail 4D/3N

The beginning of a new adventure! At 6:00 am our guide will pick you up from your hotel and drive you to
the start of the trail, which takes roughly 2 hours. This area is called kilometer 82, where you will meet up
with your porters and gears. You begin your trek, escorted by the porters. You will hike around 5 hours,
total number of kilometers 12 km.

 Included: Breakfast, lunch, dinner
Accommodations: Camping

Day 4: Inca Trail

Today is an unforgettable day. After a hearty breakfast, we’ll begin our hike on what will be our most
challenging day. Today we climb 900 meters (3000 feet) up to Warmiwañusqa, or ‘Dead Woman’s Pass’
4400 meters (14,435 feet). The trail winds its way up through a beautiful mountain pass with stunning
panoramic views of the alpine wonderland. It’s a challenging hike to the pass, and the 360º views make
every step worthwhile. After celebrating our ascent, we’ll walk down cobbled steps paved by the Incas
over 500 years ago to Pacaymayo Valley, our camp for the evening. Again, we’ll already have tents set
up so all you need to do is relax and enjoy the evening. We will hike 7 to 8 hours, 10 kilometers.
Included: Breakfast, lunch, dinner
Accommodations: Camping

Day 5: Inca Trail

Day 3 is a day of impressive archeological sites. Early morning after breakfast we start the ascent
towards the second most important pass on the trail which lies at 13,123 ft. There we will visit and have a
historical information of the Inca Ruins of Runkurakay (12,464 ft.), Yanacocha (Black Lake), and the Inca
citadel of Sayaqmarka (11,811 ft.). Then we continue trekking towards Phuyu Patamarka (12,024 ft.)
another important archaeological monument. After lunch and a short break, we continue walking down
2,000 steps to Wiñay Huayna (Forever Young), a beautiful Inca construction that supplied food for the
Machupicchu Inca builders. There, we’ll camp near the ruins and have a well-deserved nutritious dinner.
You will hike 6 hours, total number of kilometers 11.

 Included: Breakfast, lunch, dinner
Accommodations: Camping

Day 6: Inca Trail – Machu Picchu

This is the final and most spectacular leg of the trail to Machu Picchu. You will break camp early in the
morning and head off towards the Inti Punku or Gateway of the Sun, the last pass on the trail. From this
point, Machu Picchu is a surreal and marvelous site. Once you arrive at Machu Picchu, there will be a 2-
hour, fully guided tour around the ruins, visiting the main sites and monuments. After the tour, you will
have free time to wander around and explore by yourself or you can choose to take a hike to Huayna
Picchu, which is very steep and rugged, but more than rewarding. Once you reach the overlook atop the
pass, you will get to witness an overhead view of the city that only a handful of people in history have
ever seen – past or present. Also, you can choose to spend the rest of your morning exploring the town
and village in and around Machu Picchu. You guide can tell you about different hotspots you can check
out. Finally, we take the train back to Ollantaytambo, where you will be transferred back to your hostel in
Cusco on a bus. You walk around 6 Km.

Included: Breakfast, all transportation tickets
Accommodations: Las Ruinas Hotel

Day 7: Lima

When your vacation is all said and done, regardless of the package you have chosen, you will still be
seen off like royalty. After you eat a hearty regional breakfast, we will deliver you in style to the airport,
where your flight awaits.

We’ll offer assistance with whatever you need: Check-ins, tickets, luggage, etc.
Just remember to come back and vacation with us again. You can never see too much of Perú. If you
want to extend your vacation doing others tours/activities, we can help you with that.

 Included: Flight, transportation, breakfast