Extraordinary Active Circuit in 21 Days: Lima to Puerto Maldonado & Machu Picchu


The main attractions that we will be able to appreciate in the following circuit by the being of Peru, will be spectacular attractions like: The Ballestas Islands, the Huacachina Oasis, the Nasca Lines, the Santa Catalina Convent, the Colca Canyon, Lake Titicaca, the Sacred Valley of the Incas, the 4 day Inca Trail, the Machupicchu Citadel and Lake Sandoval.

In the circuit that we present below, it was idealized for those people who want to know the wonders of southern Peru, its archaeological and cultural heritage and centers of great concentration of energy power, in this adventure you can also enjoy the Inca roads that were of great importance for the people of the Andes.

Wonders of Peru is one of the best alternatives for excursions and is well known throughout the world, so it is satisfying and comforting for those who want to break away from the traditional, putting a little more effort to know this enigmatic culture surrounded by landscapes and sacred mountains.

Enjoy also the highest navigable lake in the world and the rural families that depend on it. Enjoy also the Paracas natural reserve, the pre-Inca Nasca lines, the Colca Canyon with the majestic flight of the condors, the highest navigable lake in the world and the rural families that depend on it.

This circuit gets better because we pass to the city of Cusco to appreciate all its wonders, like its Cathedral, the Qoricancha Temple, the 4 nearby ruins, the sacred valley of the Incas with its imposing fortresses, we will make the impressive Inca trail and to finish, we will be in the Sacred Citadel of Machupicchu to see the world in a different way. We cannot leave Peru without visiting the Sandoval Lake in Puerto Maldonado.

Program:

  • DAY 01 LIMA

Transfer in Lima airport to the hotel

  • DAY 02 LIMA

Dinner and folcloric show in Lima

07:00pm – 10:00pm

  • DAY 03 LIMA

Free day in Cusco

  • DAY 04 PARACAS, ICA, NASCA

Ballestas Island Tour

Sanboarding on Huacachina Oasis

03:00am – 09:00pm

  • DAY 05 NASCA

Overflight by the Nasca lines

08:00am

Bus Nasca to Arequipa

02:30pm – 12:30pm

  • DAY 06 AREQUIPA

Free day

  • DAY 07 AREQUIPA COLCA CANYON

Colca Canyon 1st day tour: Visit to Chivay and La Calera Hot Springs

08:00am – 06:00pm

  • DAY 08 AREQUIPA COLCA CANYON

Colca Canyon 2nd day tour: Visit to the Colca Canyon and the flight of the Condors

06:00am – 07:00pm

  • DAY 09 PUNO

Titicaca Lake Full Day Tour

07:00am – 04:30pm

  • DAY 10 PUNO

Route of the Sun Puno – Cusco

06:00am – 05:00pm

  • DAY 11 CUSCO

Traditional City Tour in Cusco

01:00pm – 07:00pm

  • DAY 12 CUSCO

Sacred Valley Full Day Tour

08:00am – 07:00pm

  • DAY 13 CUSCO CAMINO INCA

Trekking km 82 “Piscacucho a Wayllabamba”

  • DAY 14 CUSCO CAMINO INCA

Trekking “desde Wayllabamba hasta Pacaymayu / Runkuraqay”

  • DAY 15 CUSCO CAMINO INCA

Trekking “desde Pacaymayu hasta Wiñayhuayna”

  • DAY 16 CUSCO CAMINO INCA

Trekking “Wiñayhuayna - tour guiado de Inti Punku y Machupicchu”

  • DAY 17 CUSCO

Free day in Cusco

  • DAY 18 PUERTO MALDONADO

Transfer out hotel Cusco to the airport

Flight Cusco – Puerto Maldonado

Transfer by the Madre de Dios river

Trekking to the lodge

  • DAY 19 PUERTO MALDONADO

Sandoval Lake – Puerto Maldonado

  • DAY 20 PUERTO MALDONADO

Breakfast in the lodge and transfer to Puerto Maldonado airport

Flight Puerto Maldonado – Lima

Transfer to the hotel

  • DAY 21 LIMA

Transfer to the Lima airpot

Important:

  • The Itinerary can change according to the availability, the climate and the state of health of the hikers.
  • A good physical condition is required since the Inca Trail includes walks of up to 9 hours a day.
  • The train schedule may change according to the availability of the train company.
  • There are only 500 spaces per day to the Inca Trail (200 approx for passengers and 300 for porters, cooks and guides).


ITINERARY



Day 1: Lima

Accommodation: Hotel in Lima.

Places: Lima

Highest Elevation : 161 meters ASL/ 528 feet ASL

Welcome, reception and transfer to the select hotel.
Overnight at Lima.


Day 2: Lima Colorfull Night

Accommodation: Hotel in Lima.

Places: Lima

Highest Elevation : 161 meters ASL/ 528 feet ASL

Free morning.
Buffet Dinner + tyipical dances peruvian show.
20:00 Pick up time to go to La dama Juana Restaurant.
Our driver pick up up you and transfer to                         the restaurant.
Several peruvian typical dishes in a complete buffet dinner.
Enjoy the show and also the exquisite dinner.
23:00 Return to the hotel.

Overnight at Lima.


Day 3: Lima Free Day

Accommodation: Hotel in Lima.

Places: Lima

Highest Elevation : 161 meters ASL/ 528 feet ASL

Free day.
Overnight at Lima.


Day 4: Lima - Paracas Full Day - Ica

Accommodation: Hotel in Nazca.

Places: Lima, Ballestas islands, Ica.

Highest Elevation (Nazca): 502 meters ASL/1,646.98 feet ASL

03:00 am. Pick up from the hotel to transfer you to the bus station.
03:45 Am. Departure by bus Cruz Del Sur Semi-bed service to the Bay of Paracas.
07.45 Arrival to Paracas, reception and immediate transfer to the pier of La Marina Turística.
08.00 Am. Board the skimmer to visit the Ballestas Islands, on the way they will see they will make a brief stop to observe the candelabra, enigmatic figure in the dunes of the dune on the sea, then continue the journey to the islands, where they can observe the ecosystem of the Ballestas Islands or Guaneras Islands, where sea lions inhabit, different species from guano birds, to penguins, return to Paracas.
Free time to rest and drink

11.00 am. Departure by Tourist bus to the city of Ica, located at 1 hour travel.
Arrival to Ica, reception and immediately City Tour, visiting the Plaza de Armas, a wine, where you can taste the different wines and piscos produced by hand with grapes from the area, then visit La Laguna de La Huacachina where the spectacular tour is made of sand cars (BUGGIES) in the desert.
19.00 Pm. Transfer to the bus station, for the connection via Semi-bed bus to the city of Nazca, about two hours and thirty minutes away.
Arrival to Nazca and transfer.

Overnight at Nazca 


Day 5: Nazca Lines - Overflight - Arequipa

Meals: Breakfast.

Accommodation: Hotel in Arequipa.

Places: Ica, Nazca Lines, Nazca Aerodrome, Arequipa.

Highest Elevation (Arequipa) – 2,335 meters ASL / 7,660 feet ASL

At the appropriate time, transfer to the aerodrome where they will board the high-wing plane and fly over the enigmatic Nazca Lines for 35 minutes.
14:30 Transfer to the bus station to leave to Arequipa.
23:30 Arrival to Arequipa.
Arrival to Arequipa, reception and transfer the select hotel.

Overnight at Arequipa.


Day 6: Arequipa - City Tour

Places:  Surrounding Arequipa

Highest Elevation: 2,335 meters ASL/7,661 feet ASL

Meals: Breakfast

Free morning.
14:00 In the afternoon, the City Tour starts in the Historic part of the city, which includes: The Main Square, the Selva Alegre residential area, Yanahuara viewer and other more atractions.

Overnight at Arequipa.


Day 7: Arequipa - Colca Canyon First Day

Places:  Surrounding Arequipa

Highest Elevation: 2,335m.s.n.m/7,661 feet ASL

Meals: Breakfast

Accommodation: Hotel in Chivay.

AM. We leave the city of Arequipa taking the north route towards Yura, in the tour we will visit the National Reserve of Salinas and Aguada Blanca we will observe vicuñas, llamas and alpacas in the wild, in Pampa Cañahuas we will be able to appreciate different types of birds such as flamingos, herons, geese Andean, ducks, eagles of the Andes "Kara-Kara"; then we will arrive at the viewpoint of the volcanoes where we will have a privileged view of snow-capped mountains in Patapampa (4800m.-15,000pies).

Arrival to Chivay capital of the valley and accommodation in the hotel.

In the afternoon as an option we can visit the thermal baths of "La Calera" which are at a temperature of 40º and whose waters have medicinal properties.

Overnight at Colca.


Day 8: Colca Canyon Second Day - Condor Cross - Puno

Depth: 4,600 meters

Places: Viewpoint Cruz del Condor, Cañon del Colca, Yanque,Pinchollo,Maca, Achoma, Chivay.

Accommodation: Hotel in Puno.

Very early we go to the Cruz del Cóndor, viewpoint from where you can appreciate the magnitude of the Colca Canyon and the spectacular flight of the condors; Upon returning to Chivay, we will visit the Chilina Viewpoint, where we will find the famous Hanging Tombs, the Town of Yanque, its beautiful Church and its characteristic streets built of stone.

13.30 Departure by Tourist bus to Puno, the duration of the trip is about 6 hours.
Arrival in Puno.Overnight at Puno.


Day 9: Puno - Titicaca - Uros Islands - Taquile Islands

Meals: Breakfast, Lunch.

Accommodation: Hotel in Puno.

Places: Puno, Titicaca lake, Uros floating islands, Taquile Islands, Puno.

Highest Elevation (Taquile) : 4,050 meters ASL / 13,287 feet ASL

07:00 After breakfast visit to the Uros Floating Island, where you can appreciate their customs and in particular the construction of the islands and their houses built with totora that is a typical aquatic plant of the island, later the island of Taquile to appreciate their customs, lunch included in the island; return to Puno and transfer to the hotel.

Overnight at Puno.


Day 10: Puno - Cusco

Meals: Breakfast.

Accommodation: Hotel in Cusco.

Places: Puno, Pucará, La raya, Raqchi, Andahuaylillas, Sicuani, Cusco.

Highest Elevation (Puno) : 3,827 meters ASL / 12,555 feet ASL

06:00 Transfer to the bus station for the connection to the Imperial city of Cusco by Tourist bus in excursion service with 4 stops en route to visit the Lithic Museum of the ruins of Pucará, La Raya, Raqchi and the Church in Andahuaylillas; additionally an additional stop will be made in Sicuani for lunch. Arrival in Cusco and transfer to the hotel.

Overnight at Cusco.


Day 11: Cusco City Tour + 4 Nearby Ruins

Meals: Breakfast.

Accommodation: Hotel in Cusco.

Places: Cusco, Main square, Qoricancha, Sacsayhuaman, Qenqo, Puca Pucara, Tambomachay.

Highest Elevation(Sacsayhuaman) : 3,700 meters ASL / 12,139 feet ASL

Rest of the morning free for air conditioning.
14:00 For the City Tour, visiting the tourist attractions such as the Main Square, Koricancha, then visit the four nearby ruins of the city located 15 minutes: Sacsayhuaman, Qenqo, Puca Pucara and Tambomachay, return to the Hotel.

Overnight at Cusco.


Day 12: Cusco - Sacred Valley Tour

Meals: Breakfast, lunch.

Accommodation: Hotel in Cusco.

Places: Cusco, Sacred Valley, Pisac, Urubamba, Ollantaytambo, Chinchero.

Highest Elevation (Chincheros): 3,754 meters ASL / 12,316 feet ASL

Full day excursion to the Sacred Valley of the Incas, where you will visit the pampas of Calca, Lamay, the Indian Market of Pisaq, lunch included in one of the tourist restaurants of Urubamba.
In the afternoon we will visit the Fortress of Ollantaytambo.

Overnight at Sacred Valley


Day 13: Cusco - Inka Trail KM 82 (Inka Trail Entrance)

Meals: Lunch, snacks, afternoon tea and dinner.

Accommodation: Camping facilities.

Distance: 11kms/6.8 miles (6 hours more or less of hiking)

Difficulty: Easy/Moderate.

Walking Time: Approximately 6 hours (including picnic lunch in route)

Walk and Terrain: Walk, canter on open roads, some steep ascending.

TREKKING KM 82 “PISCACUCHO TO WAYLLABAMBA”

Today begins your adventure of a lifetime.  We will pick you up from your hotel in our private van very early in the morning at 5:30am.  You will be transferred to the Sacred Valley of the Inkas, where our van going to take us to Piskacucho, which is called kilometer 82, where the Classic Inca Trail begins.  On the way, we stop for breakfast in Ollantaytambo at 6:30-7am to load up on energy for our start of the trail.  (Breakfast is not included). Upon arrival at kilometer 82 at 11:30am, we will have some time to organize ourselves, At the Inka Trail first control point be ready to show your entrance tickets, passports and (if paying a student rate) your student card.

At the start of the trail (2720m/8923ft) we cross the Vilcanota River and follow its route to the right. The first day is relatively easy, a warm-up along the Inka flat terrain.  There are great views of the Incan Fortress (‘Huillca Raccay’), the vast and incredible Inka site of Llactapata, (officially called ‘Patallacta’), and the beautiful snow-capped peak of ‘W’akay Willca’ (5860m/19225ft) known in books as Veronica. Our first campsite is in Wayllabamba (3000m/9842ft) in the temperate green valley with the same name. Temperatures at night are around 5ºC depending on the month.

During the day, we will enjoy spectacular views of the snow-capped mountains Veronica, (5,860m/19,337ft), the lush green valley around us and a myriad of flora and fauna


Day 14: Trekking - Wayllabamba to Pacaymayuc/Runkuraqay

Meals: Breakfast, water, lunch, snacks, afternoon tea and Dinner.

Accommodation: Camping facilities.

Distance: 16kms/10mls (9 hours more or less of hiking time)

Difficulty: Moderate/challenge.

After waking up at 5 to 5:30am and enjoying a hot breakfast, we start a steep ascent towards the highest pass, abra de Warmihuañusca or ‘Dead Woman’s Pass’ at 4200m/13779ft.  On this day, you will feel a real sense of achievement upon reaching the top! After a well-deserved rest, we begin the descent to where we stop for lunch, which is located at Pacaymayu (3,550m/11,646ft).

On our way up to the pass, we will be able to see an arrange of hummingbirds and a combination of other species of bird life. There will be plenty of time to appreciate the incredible variety of native plants and the ´Polylepis´ or Q’ueuña trees which grow in the astonishing cloud forest located at 3650m/11972ft! After lunch, begins the second two-hour steep climb to Runkuraqay pass (almost 4,000m/13,123ft). We arrive at our campsite by 5:00 pm. Temperatures at this campsite are around 4ºC during the night.


Day 15: Trekking - Pacaymayuc to Wiñaywayna

Meals: Breakfast, water, lunch, snacks, afternoon tea and dinner.

Accommodation: Camping facilities and cold showers.

Distance: 10kms/6.2mls (5 hours more or less of hiking)

Difficulty: Moderate

This is the most impressive day so far; keep this in mind as you ascend on day three! We wake up for breakfast at 6am and start the day with a gentle climb to visit the archaeological site of ‘Phuyupatamarca’ (meaning ‘Town in the Clouds’).  Here we reach the third highest point on the Inka trail (3680m/). The views of the mountains, canyons and surrounding areas are spectacular! The Inca site of ‘Phuyupatamarca’, is located a few minutes’ walk from the third pass.  After visiting this site, we continue walking down 3000 stairs through the cloud forest to the impressive agricultural Incan site of ‘Intipata. After taking some time to visit this site, we continue until we arrive at our third campsite Wiñay Wayna. (2680m/8792ft). Today, we will only walk about 4 to 5 hours.  We arrive at camp by lunchtime!  Temperatures during the night are about 12º C. A short walk from our campsite is the famous Incan site of ‘Wiñay Wayna’ (‘Forever Young’). Even if you are feeling tired after your day’s trek, it´s a moment you cannot miss, the most impressive site on the Inca trail.


Day 16: Trekking - Wiñaywayna - Intipunku & Machu Picchu Guided Tour

Meals: Breakfast
Distance: 8.9kms/5.5mls “By Bus in 25 minutes”
Difficulty: Easy

At around 4:00am it´s time to wake up, have breakfast and start day 4 on the Inka trail to get to Machu Picchu on time. This is the final part of your journey, arriving by 6:00am to reach Inti Punku or The Sun Gate. At that point, the majestic Machu Picchu Citadel is in front of us with its intense beauty – an incredible sight for all to see. The reality of what the Inca people must have encountered on their taxing journey to this expansive temple of Machu Picchu. At this point, we walk downhill towards the Machu Picchu Citadel. (2400m/7872 ft.) After walking 40 minutes, we enter the citadel from the top through the “House of the Guardians”. From there we proceed to the control point where we register and leave our belongings. Your professional guide will direct you throughout the astounding ruins and its main streets. You can wander around the town squares as well as climb the intricately carved stairways made from stone. Machu Picchu is considered as the world’s spiritual center by esoteric wisdom. Once the guided tour is over, you will have free time to explore the site on your own.

You will also have time to indulge in a few of the following activities on your own if you choose (not included in the price)

  • Climb up Huayna Picchu or Machu Picchu Mountain and appreciate the beauty and magnificence of Machu Picchu from there.
  • Other optional activities in Aguas Calientes include a visit to the new local museum or   bathe in the hot springs.

Back to Cusco: You will descend to Aguas Calientes and later board the Expedition train to the Ollantaytambo Train Station “Train departure time can vary according train schedule and availability”. In Ollantaytambo Train station you will meet our private van and be transferred to your hotel in Cusco.

*** Huayna Picchu or Machu Picchu Mountains hike depends on availability; please let us know if you want to add one of these extra hikes at the time of your booking.

*** We only take ITEP EcoTravel clients in our vans / cars – We do not use public transport.


Day 17: Cusco Free Day

Meals: Breakfast.

Accommodation: Hotel in Cusco.

Places: Streets of Cusco.

Free day.
Overnight at Cusco.


Day 18: Cusco - Puerto Maldonado

Meals: Desayuno, Almuerzo

Elevation (Puerto Maldonado): 139 m.s.n.m/456.04 ft ASL

Accommodation: Lodge

At convenient hour, transfer to airport

Fly Cusco – Puerto Maldonado (not include in the price)

Reception in the airport and transfer to Lodge.

Then, we’ll start our program by visiting the city on a bus. Then, we will go to Puerto Capitanía, the port where our riverboat will be waiting for us. We will sail across Rio Bajo Madre de Dios (Winding River) until arriving at our lodge, 30 km away from Puerto Maldonado City. On our way, you will be able to observe rural lands destined to agricultural and livestock activities near the city. If the weather is good, you will sight colorful plants like the large-flowered heliconias, and you will have the chance to observe diverse animals such as the capybaras, caimans, water turtles, herons, cormorants, carrion birds and birds of prey. Upon the arrival in our lodge, you will be welcomed with delicious Amazon tropical fruit nectars and taken to your comfortable room (bungalow) reserved for the occasion. Once you are settled in the room, a hearty lunch will be served for you in our warm, rustically designed dining room.

CAIMAN COCHA

In the afternoon, our specialized guide will take you through an interpretive trail, conveniently signposted, to Caiman Cocha, a little lagoon where you will have the chance to observe the black caiman and the common caiman, as well as efficient predators located at the top of the food chain. They feed on a rich water fauna—mainly represented by fish— that inhabits the pond. Back in the lodge, a delicious dinner will await you and you will have free time to share unforgettable moments at the bar, equipped with and excellent game room and all the drinks you can imagine. The night fauna will lull you to sleep with the melody of a huge number of bird songs and calls.


Day 19: Apu Victor Lake

Meals: Breakfast, lunch.

Puerto Maldonado´s Elevation: 139 m.s.n.m / 456.04 ft ASL

Accommodation: Sandoval Lake – Maloka Lodge

Magic begins with birds singing from the Amazon paradise, waking up to the howler monkey calls. A hearty breakfast will provide you with the necessary energy for a morning full of new experiences. LAKE APU VICTOR: After breakfast, we will start a hike to the deep forest on conveniently prepared, preserved and signposted trails. On the way, we will cross the riverside to reach high-elevation forests, and then we will descend to floodable forests, to go up again to the hills. During the journey, we will see the widest range of flora and fauna in the wild. Along the way, we will see diverse species of medicinal plants and fruit trees supporting the animal and human populations in the Amazon forests. Some of the most important are the moriche palm, mahogany, chestnut, catahua, cedar, trumpet-wood, copaiba, and shihuahuaco, among others.

With luck and in silence, you can see bigger mammals, like the Brazilian tapir and the white-lipped peccary; rodents like the giant otter, the capybara, the spotted paca and the armadillo; primates like the coto or howler monkey, the squirrel monkey, the lion monkey and the black-cap capuchin monkey; reptiles like the iguana and the bothrops atrox; amphibians like the toad and birds like the guan, the partridge, the golden parakeet and the blue, yellow and red macaw. In the rainy jungle you will see insects such as butterflies (Lepidoptera), scarabs (Coleoptera), crickets, cicadas, ants, centipedes and millipedes of several species. We’ll arrive at the majestic Lake Apu Victor surrounded by immense swamps and gigantic trees. Then, we’ll go up to an Amazonian observation deck, from which you’ll get to enjoy a panoramic view on the lake, observe parrots, macaws, toucans, horned screamers, hoatzins, herons and other animals like caimans, turtles, etc. A wide variety of fishes enters Lake Apu Victor with the flooding of (heavy) rainy season. In addition, there are other species of fauna associated to the lake, like the yellow-footed tortoise, the mata mata, the twist-necked turtle, the freshwater blenny, the kinkajou, the white-tailed deer, the Central American agoutis and the giant otter of the Amazon rainforest. Back in the lodge, a refreshing lunch will be waiting for you.

MONKEY ISLAND In the afternoon, joined with our specialized guide, we will visit the Monkey Island, few minutes away from the lodge in the center of Madre de Dios River. This island shows an enormous variety of exuberant flora and hosts numerous primate specimens like the black spider monkey, the black-cap capuchin monkey, the squirrel monkey and the lion monkey. Also other species of little mammals like the ring-tailed coati (nasua nasua), the squirrel and an enormous variety of colored birds. Finally, we will complete our visit to the island, enjoying a sunset with the most impressive dusk in the jungle. Back in the lodge, you will taste an exquisite dinner.


Day 20: Puerto Maldonado - Cusco

Meals: Breakfast.

Highest Elevation (Maldonado): 139 meters ASL/456.04 ft ASL

Elevation (Lima): 161 meters ASL

After a refreshing night sleep, the loud vocalizations produced by the supersized voice box of the howler monkey, will greet you good morning. In our dining room, a hearty breakfast will wait for you. In our dining room, a delicious breakfast will await you before going back to Puerto Maldonado.

Fly Puerto Maldonado – Cusco (not included the flight ticket)

Reception in the airport in Cusco and transfer to the hotel.

Night accommodation in Cusco

Breakfast at the hotel.

Transfer hotel - airport.
Flight Cusco – Lima.  (Not include the flight ticket)
Arrival to Lima.
Waiting at the airport for international flight.


MORE INFORMATION


INCLUDES:

LIMA

  • Transfer IN/OUT in Lima airport – hotel - airport
  • 04 nights hotel in Lima with breakfast
  • Dinner and folkloric show in Lima

PARACAS, ICA, NASCA

  • Transfer OUT from the hotel to the bus station
  • Bus Lima Paracas
  • Ballestas Island tour
  • Bus Paracas Ica
  • Tour in the Huacachina Oasis and sandboarding
  • Bus Ica - Nasca
  • 01 night hotel in Nasca with breakfast
  • Nasca lines overflight
  • Bus Nasca - Arequipa

AREQUIPA

  • Transfer IN Arequipa bus station – hotel
  • 02 night hotel in Arequipa with breakfast
  • 01 night hotel in Chivay with breakfast
  • Colca Canyon 2 days / 1 night tour
  • Entrance fee to the Colca Canyon
  • 02 lunches and 01 dinner in Chivay
  • Touristic bus Chivay Puno via 4M

PUNO

  • Transfer IN/OUT in Puno bus station – hotel - bus station
  • 02 nights hotel in Puno with breakfast
  • Titicaca Lake Full Day Tour + buffet lunch
  • Route of the Sun Tour Puno - Cusco

CUSCO

  • Transfer IN/OUT in Cusco bus station – hotel - airport
  • 05 nights hotel in Cusco with breakfast
  • Afternoon City Tour with visit and entrace fees to Sacsayhuaman, Qenqo, Tambomachay and Pukapukara
  • Sacred Valley Full Day Tour with buffet Lunch; with visit and entrace fees to Pisaq, Ollantaytambo and Chinchero.
  • Pre-departure briefing: You will meet your royal Inka Trail guide and group in our office for an orientation before your trek. At this time, we will provide you with the duffle bags which will be carried by our Porters. The meeting will be at 6:00 PM the evening before the trip begins. In case you can´t come at this time “please let us know” to coordinate another time.
  • Touristic Transport: You will be picked up from your hotel in Cusco in the morning and will travel by private transportation to PISCACUCHO the starting point of the Royal Inka Trail to Machupicchu.
  • Adventure Experienced Royal Inka Trail Tour Guide: English speaking, professionally educated, and official tour guide with tourism certification. They all grew up in this region and have a true passion to teach others about their heritage. Your guide will explain the culture and surroundings along the entire route, including leading your group in ancient ceremonies! He or she will keep you safe, sound, and comfortable on your trek so that you can enjoy your time along the Inka path and will ensure you are safe and happy.
  • Tour Guide in Machupicchu Cultural Experienced: English speaking, professionally educated, and official tour guide with tourism certification. For visit the sacred city of Machupicchu.
  • Private campsites: Each campsite is carefully choosed for have a very local experience.
    • Night 1: Enjoy the 1st night in Wayllabamba on the route Royal Inka Trail and sleep in our 4 season Pro Aconcagua Doite tents. All our tents are 4 man tents, but ONLY sleep 2, leaving lots of room to spread out comfortably and store your duffel bags. They also include a little vestibule in front, giving you some extra outdoor space to leave your boots and walking sticks so you don’t have to bring in dirt.
    • Night 2: Enjoy the 2nd night in Pacaymayo on the route Royal Inca Trail and sleep in our 4 season Pro Aconcagua Doite tents. All our tents are 4 man tents, but ONLY sleep 2, leaving lots of room to spread out comfortably and store your duffel bags. They also include a little vestibule in front, giving you some extra outdoor space to leave your boots and walking sticks so you don’t have to bring in dirt.
    • Night 3: Enjoy the 3rd night in Wiñayhuayna on the route Royal Inka Trail and sleep in our 4 season Pro Aconcagua Doite tents. All our tents are 4 man tents, but ONLY sleep 2, leaving lots of room to spread out comfortably and store your duffel bags. They also include a little vestibule in front, giving you some extra outdoor space to leave your boots and walking sticks so you don’t have to bring in dirt.

Note: It is not usual that the campsites, lodges or hotels change after the confirmation, however it can vary per government regulations and authorization, also for bad weather conditions and maybe because physical condition of our visitors: any changes in this matter ITEP travel will be informing you previously and as soon as possible.

  • Camping equipment: Dining and kitchen tents, tables, chairs, and cooking equipment (all carried by our porters and horses).
  • Entry ticket to The Royal Inka Trail
  • Entry ticket to Machu Picchu Inka Site
  • 1 Duffle Bag: Duffle bag will be provided as complementary so you can arrange your personal belongings, please in case you need extra porter there will be an extra charge to carry it during the tour please let us know in advance.
  • Professional Trekking Chef: A professional chef specialized in cooking on the trail, with an assistant, will prepare all of your delicious meals along our journey on the Trail to replenish your energy every day. You will never go hungry!
  • Meals: 3 Breakfasts, 3 Lunches, 3 Dinners (Vegetarian, vegan, or special menus are available at no extra cost) Please be in mind (1st breakfast and last lunch is not included”
  • Boiled Water: Beginning from your first lunch until your last breakfast, Inka Trail Expeditions will supply all the water needed. This water will be boiled, filtered and then cooled, before distributing. You must supply your own water bottles or camel back. We recommend carrying about 3L worth. We will refill our waters at each meal.
  • Wake up tea: Every morning at the campsite, you will wake up with a cup of coca tea! Our staff will bring the tea to your tent so that you will be warmed from inside out before you start your day.
  • Tea time daily during the Trek: Every afternoon before dinner, the cooks will provide our tea time with popcorn, biscuits, coffee, hot chocolate, teas, hot water, etc. After a long day of hiking, you will not have to wait until dinner to relax, warm up, and enjoy a bite to eat!
  • Products for hygiene: You will be provided with a small towel before each meal to clean your hands and every morning will be also a bucket with warm water for washes your personal hygiene.
  • Medical kit and Oxygen bottle: Our crew will bring a first-aid kit, including emergency oxygen bottle.
  • Train tickets: From Aguas Calientes “Machupicchu village” to Ollantaytambo train station (departure time is confirmed the day of briefing and it´s subject to availability)
  • Transfer back to Cusco: Private touristic transport from Ollantaytambo train station to your hotel in Cusco (Day 4)
  • 24-hour guest service: We have telephone service available 24 hours/day for ease of communication and preparation with the agency leading up to your trek.

PUERTO MALDONADO

  • Transfer IN/OUT airport to the lodge and to the airport
  • 02 night at Maloka Lodge Sandoval Lake
  • 02 breakfast / 02 lunches / 02 dinners
  • Entrance fee to the Natural Reserve of Tambopata
  • Transportation in a bote by the Madre De Dios river
  • Professional tour guide.
  • Internacional and local light tickets
  • Not mentioned meals
  • Sleeping Bags: You can rent one from our company if you do not have your own. Our sleeping bags are effective and durable to protect from temperatures as low as -18ºC (0ºF). They are mummy form and include a sleeping liner. The bags are cleaned after every use.
  • Bus Consettur to Machupicchu inka City: Most of the times the wait to board the bus to Machupicchu is from 1 hour to 1:30 min, So we prefer that you decide a day before your visit to the Inca city of Machupicchu. If you wish to take the bus considering the waiting time. Or if you prefer to do the last stretch of ascent walking up 45 to 1 hour "everything will depend on your physical state, after the trekking done".
  • Walking Sticks: You can rent a set from our company if you would like.
  • Day 1: Breakfast: Approx. Usd5 to usd 10.00, Price can vary according your selection.
  • Last Day: Lunch and Dinner in Aguas Calientes. Approx. Usd 20 to 25.00, Price can vary according your selection.
  • Personal clothing and gear
  • Travel Insurance
  • Tips for our staff: Please note that our agency staff is well paid so please feel free to tip or not as you wish “Recommendation usd 6 to usd 8 per day per traveler for all the trek staff”- Once again it is optional and can vary according your satisfaction.
  • Additional costs or delays out of control of the management (landscape, bad weather condition, itinerary modification due to a safety concern, illness, change of government policy, political instability/strike, etc.)

ADDITIONAL ITEMS:

There are several optional upgrades you can include in this trip. Below is a quick list of it, but check our overview section for more details.

  • Sleeping Bag – $25.00 USD per person per trek (It will be clean and warm)
  • Walking Poles – $12.00 USD per pair per trek (Professional Poles that can be extended)
  • Vistadome Train Upgrade “Panoramic train” – $ 50.00 USD per person (Return Only)
  • Huayna Picchu Sacred Mountain – $75.00 USD per person (Please request when you book your Trek)
  • Machu Picchu Sacred Mountain –$ 75.00 USD per person (Please request when you book your Trek)

Buffet Lunch Celebration in Santuary Lodge on the last day in Machupicchu. $40.00 USD per person (all fresh drinks are included)

  • Original passport
  • International Student Identity Card (ISIC) if you have a student discount
  • Sleeping bag (can be rented as well)
  • Walking boots/shoes
  • Waterproof jacket/rain poncho
  • Warm jacket, hat and gloves
  • T-shirts
  • Comfortable trousers
  • Sun hat
  • Sunglasses
  • Sun protection cream (factor 35 recommended)
  • Re-usable plastic or metal water container or camel bags
  • Water, money to buy water along the way or water purification tablets
  • Insect repellent
  • Toiletries
  • Personal medication
  • Camera
  • Torch with batteries

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TRIP DETAILS

Duration:

5 Days & 4 Night

Departures Dates:

Every day (Please check availability in our groups)

Activities:

Visit Pisac and Ollantaytambo, trek the Lares route, visit Machu Picchu

Type of Tour:

Archaeological Cultural Landscape Ecological

Meals provided:


Vegetarian option at no extra cost. Check our regular menú

REVIEWS

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  • Oct 16, 2016: “Good fun, good trip!!!”
  • Aug 17, 2016: “Hiking the Inca trail at 62 (...”
  • Aug 14, 2016: “2D-1N Inca Trail Trek”
  • Aug 5, 2016: “Above and beyond!”
  • Jun 29, 2016: “An Unforgettable Adventure!”
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