Luxury Classic Inca Trail Hike to Machu picchu 4D 3N!
Description .- An all private tour of Peru including our signature Luxury gold Inca Trail to Machu Picchu. With superior services , all private guides and a Luxury Inca Trail like no other, this is a wonderfully affordable Adventure Peru Vacation incorporating the only real Luxury Inca Trail to Machu Picchu available today.
The Inca Trail is Peru’s best known hike, combining a stunning mix of Inca ruins, mountain scenery, lush cloud-forest and rich subtropical jungle. Over 250 species of orchid have been counted in the Machu Picchu Historic Sanctuary, as well as numerous birds such as hummingbirds, waterfowl and the majestic Andean Condor. The star of the Sanctuary is the spectacled bear – a shy, herbivorous animal that is extremely rare and close to extinction.
Essentially the Inca Trail is a mountainous jungle hike leading to the sacred Inca city of Machu Picchu. The 45km trek is usually covered in 4 days, arriving at Machu Picchu at daybreak on the final day before returning to Cusco by train in the afternoon.
Fully Private gold service Inca Trail to Machu Picchu
Day 1.- Cusco- Wayllabamba
After an early morning breakfast, you will be transferred to km 82 by bus where you will meet with your Quechua porters and prepare for the Inca Trail with a session of yoga from your personal instructor. After some relaxing, breathing and stretching techniques, you will be ready to embark on the four day trek that awaits you. You will cross over the turbulent Vilcanota River, with magnificent views of Nevado Veronica (5,900m/19,000ft) and continue along the trek admiring the Llactapata archaeological site, and stopping at the Huayllabamba River for lunch. All meals are in very large dining tents with outstanding three course meals freshly prepared by your chef. After lunch, we will visit the archeological sites of Patallacta, Qente, and the valley of Cusichaca along with the magical Polylepsis forest before continuing the hike. To help us focus on the true nature of our trek, our destination and our very location, our personal porters will be playing the Quena, or ancient Andean flute. We also encourage to talk with our porters to learn a little about their ancient customs and ways or life. Our hiking today will last approximately 7 hours. Upon arriving to our campsite, we shall enjoy relaxing massages and a warm shower to help sooth away any aches and pains. Dinner before listening to the intriguing stories and legends from our Quechua porters. Overnight camping on the trail.
Day 2. wayllabamba – paqaymayu
ifficult ascent. Lunch will be taken before the final two sections of ascent. Upon reaching the summAn early start today as this is the most demanding day of the entire trek and we shall gain considerable altitude. We will see outstanding views to the east of the Huayanay peaks and to the west of the rugged Vilcabamba Range. After breakfast, we shall begin the climb up through the first pass at 4200 m/13,750 feet at Warmiwanusqa. Passing 3 ecological zones such as the Yunga, Quechua and Puna, we shall ascend 1000 metres in 5 hours. Our porter’s enticing music will help us to marvel at the views rather than the dit of Dead Woman’s Pass, we shall celebrate our achievement by paying homage to the Apus or mountain gods, before descending into camp. Massages and a warm shower before a welcoming dinner near Pacaymayu. More secret myths will unfold tonight as the porters explain the significance of the Apus, or mountain gods. Overnight camping on the trail.
Day 3. paqaymayu – phuyupatamarca
After breakfast, we shall begin the ascent of the second pass, although still demanding, this is easier than the previous day’s ascent. A visit to the famous archaeological site of Runquraqay. We will continue on to the restored town site of Sayaqmarka (“Town in a Steep Place”) and explore the Sayaqmarka Ruins, admiring at the same time the fabulous cloud forest which is now all around us. The third pass of the Inca Trail in this section is a long white granite roadway, with some ascents and descents traversing a thickly forested mountainside. We will finally descend to the magnificent archeological site of Phuyupatamarka (“Cloud Level Town”) where a fine lunch will await us. After lunch, we will then begin the decent to Winaywayna, an outstanding Inca complex built into the mountainside. A visit of the ruins before our last massage and trail shower. After relaxing, we shall enjoy dinner carefully prepared by our chef. We shall also meet with our porters for the very last time and exchange thanks and talk about the ancient paths upon which we have trekked for the last few days. Overnight camping on the trail.
Day 4. Phuyupatamarca -wiñaywayna – machupicchu – cusco
We will arise very early so that we may catch the sunrise from Intipunku (Sun Gate), with the anticipation of continuing on the trail your hearts may begin to pound from the excitement of what awaits your every step and breath as you approach the fabled citadel. Just as you are to make your final turn and approach the trail entry, you’ll let out a sigh of relief to know the reward is only a few steps further. As you enter Intipunku you will get your first breathtaking view of Machu Picchu.
As you proceed down into Machu Picchu you will find rock structures or temples along the path, which the guide will point out as you make your way into the sacred city. As soon as you arrive your guide will explain the history and the myths that surround this archaeological wonder. Camp.
We will then continue down to the royal road and at last the “Lost City of the Incas”. We then immediately begin our tour of Machu Picchu. Built by the Inca Pachacutec, and comprising stone blocks fitted with masterful precision, Machu Picchu harmoniously blends into the mountain landscape. There are many theories as to the origins behind Machu Picchu but three of the most popular ideas include a temple to the sun, a fortress against the jungle inhabitants and a sanctuary for the Incas. This fabulous city holds houses, temples, warehouses, a large central square and all connected by narrow roads and steps, which is surrounded by terraces cut into the mountain side which were used for agriculture. We shall visit the Main Plaza, the Royal Quarters, the Temple of Three Windows, the Circular Tower and the Sacred Sun Dial and Burial Grounds. After the guided tour, you can enjoy an afternoon of self-exploration and discovery. Then train cusco. (B / L / D)
Daily departures with quality service….
Our groups are designed to be comfortable and we ensure you have the best Inca Trail experience! Our new camping equipment, efficient chefs, amazing food and professional bilingual guides will make this Inca pilgrimage the crowning experience of your south american trip!
In this Inca Trail service very well treated porters (ninja porters, red army, commando, as our tourists often describe them ) carry cooking and camping equipment while tourists (unless a extra porter is hired) carry personal belongings, including sleeping bag, sleeping mattress and clothes. Please see ‘The Inca Trail’ page for itinerary.
Please Note: Dificulty level (see below) depends very much on your fitness and aclimatization.
Trek Dificulty level:
Piece of cake
Moderately Difficult *
Impossible… is nothing!
Please Note: Difficulty level depends very much on your fitness and acclimatization.
- 3 nights at luxury camping
- Round Trip transfer to the airport.
- Hiram Bingham train tickets to Cusco.
- Massage Session during 3 nights on the Inca trail.
- Hot Shower during the Inca trail
- Bath and hand Towels per person
- Air bed for camping
- Sleeping bags
- Walking sticks
- Duffle bags
- All entrance fees and permits
- All overland private transfers indicated
- Private porter during the trail for your personal staff.
- Fully Trained porters hailing from local communities.
- A private, hand-crafted and fully personalized Deluxe Inca Trail from start to finish.
- Modern trekking and camping equipment.
- Meals indicated: B = Breakfast, L = Lunch, D = Dinner, snacks
- All meals cooked on the spot with fresh ingredients by our trained chef.
- English-speaking guides with knowledge of archeological sites along the Inca Trail.
- All transfers and excursions as per itinerary in private service with English speaking guide
- Meals during the Trek (3 breakfasts, 4 lunches and 4 dinners). Food includes pancakes, omelets, soups, fresh fruit and spaghetti, chicken, fish, meat, rice, and all rich in carbohydrates and very suitable for trekking, hot drinks including coca leafs tea which is excellent for the altitude.
- Porters to carry the main luggage (all the equipment and cooking stock).
- Oxygen bottle and first-aid kits
- Bus ticket from Machu Picchu ruins to Aguas Calientes
- Entrance fee to Huaynapicchu mountain (subject to availability)
• First Aid kit.
Vegetarian food on request at no extra cost!
What you need to take:
• Original passport (and *International Student card (ISIC) if applicable)
• Travel Insurance is essential
• Sleeping bag (not included but can be hired from us)
• Walking boots
• Waterproof jacket/rain poncho
• Warm jacket
• Hat and gloves
• Comfortable trousers
• Sun hat
• Sun protection cream (factor 35 recommended)
• Insect repellent
• Water (only until lunch time on day 1)
• Personal medication
• Camera and films
• Torch with spare batteries (headlamps are useful)
*To qualify as a student, it is necessary to have a valid ISIC card
Optional items to take:
• Walking stick (with rubber tip)
• Plasters and bandages
• Extra money
• Bathing suit (for hot springs in Aguas Calientes)
Optional services Not included.
• Hire of sleeping bag – 5 seasons ($20) (can be hired from us)
• Walking stick -single- ($8). (can be hired from us)
• Inflateable mattress ($15)
• 1 porter $100 (can be shared between 2 people).
• Half porter up to 7 kilos*** ($50) for new bookings from the 7th April.
• If you require an extra porter or a half porter, please advise us when filling in booking form.
• Single tent suplement $25
OUR PRICE DOES NOT INCLUDE
- International and domestic flights and airport taxes
- Personal expenses
- Meals not noted
- Travel insurance
Prices:Per Person 2021
1 travellers $6150.00
2 travellers $3850.00
3 travellers $3450.00
4 travellers $3050.00
5 travellers $2750.00
6+ travellers $2550.00
Luxury Private Classic Inca trail 4D/3N All inclusive!
LUXURY INCA TRAIL 4D/3N
* Prices For a Person in US Dollars
** Tips (optional) for porters, cooks or guides are NOT included in price.
*Prices are subject to change e.i if other official fees increase, etc.
STUDENT DISCOUNT: $35 off per personStudent Discounts apply to anyone who has a valid GREEN ISIC card at the time of the trek or is 16 years old or younger. For those using an ISIC card to receive the discount, we do need to see a copy of the card at booking. For those booking children 16 years old or younger, we need a copy of their passport at booking time. Please send all to [email protected]
Under 15 years will pay as student: US$35.00
Under 7 years Discount: US$50.00
ADDITIONAL ITEMS:As you see in our Additional Items under Trip Overview, there are several optional upgrades you can include in this trip. Below is a quick list of prices, but check our Overview section for more details.
Huaynapicchu: $80 per person
Vistadome Train (One Way): $80 per person
Vistadome Train (One Way):
Expected Weather in Cusco and on the Inca Trail
In Cusco dry season starts in April to October, the days are usually sunny and hot but temperatures drop abruptly after 4-5 pm until 7-8 am.
Weather is very changeable from November to March and heavy rains are expected, with the wettest months being December to March, although is not as cold as it is in the dry season.
*Please note this reference applies to the altitude of 3400 meters and changes depending on the altitude (higher altitude = colder). Also note that it could be wet on the 3rd and 4th day of the Inca Trail (cloud forest regions).*
Available Departure Dates: We strongly recommend that you make your trek booking as soon as possible. So far we have been able to obtain trek permits for ALL of our clients and have not had to cancel any trek bookings