Inca Trail To Machu Picchu + Titicaca Lake Countries in Tour:
Peru Attractions: Machu Picchu, Tititaca Lake There’s an only place in the world that has
it all, magic, history, nature and culture
composed of the four elements that forges
the spirit of the earth, and sun. A land where
the gods are hidden in mountains and stones;
where the sons and daughters of the sun are
dressed with gold and mortals with scissor
hands dance all day...
After your arrival in Cusco a representative
of Valencia travel Cusco will be waiting at the
airport for you and pick you up in our private
transport and take you to your hotel where
you will spend the night. Then you will have
all the day to relax and enjoy the beauty of
Cusco and it surroundings.
Free walking tour at 3:00pm, We will be visiting
the places below:
•Main square of Cusco
•Wall of 12 angles stone
•San Pedro market
OPTION 1: Half day city tour
Open day at leisure (Extra activities
OPTION 2: Full day Sacred Valley Tour.
We will meet and pick you up from your Hotel
and travel by bus to Piskacucho (you will
hear this be called kilometer 82) where the
trail starts. There will be a breakfast stop in
Ollantaytambo (06:30-7am) to load up on
energy (breakfast – not included).
On arrival at kilometer 82 (08:30am more
or less), we will have some time to organize
ourselves (use the restrooms, put on sun
cream, mosquitoes repellant, etc) and then
it is necessary to show your entrance tickets,
passports and (if paying a student rate) the
student card at the trails 1st control point.
To start the trail (2720m/8923ft), we cross
the Vilcanota River and follow its route to the
The first day is relatively easy (a warm-up
on the ‘Inca flat’ terrain) and we will have
great views of the site of an Inca Fortress
(‘Huillca Raccay’), the vast and incredible Inca
site ‘Llactapata’ (officially called ‘Patallacta’),
the Urubamba mountain range that divides
the jungle and the Andes and the beautiful
snow-capped peak of ‘W’akay Willca’
(5860m/19225ft), known in books as Veronica.
Our first campsite (Ayapata) will be one hour
and a half up the small village of Wayllabamba
(3000m/9842ft) in the temperate green
valley of the same name. Temperature at
night is usually around 5ºC (depending on
05:00-depending on your Guide) and having
breakfast, we will start a steep ascent
towards the highest pass (Abra de
Warrmihuañusca/’Dead Woman’s Pass’ –
On this day a real sense of achievement is
felt on reaching the top! After a rest here, we
begin the descent to the lunch stop which is
located at Pacaymayu (3550m/11646ft).
On the way up to the pass we will be able
to see lots of hummingbirds and other birds.
Also we will have the time to appreciate an
incredible variety of native plants and trees
such as the ´Polylepis´ or Q’ueuña trees
which grow in the astonishing cloud forest
located at 3650/11972m!!.
After lunch begins the second 2 hours steep
climbing to Runkuraqay pass (almost 4000
meters), we arrive in our campsite by 5 pm.
Temperature at this campsite around 4ºC
during the nights.
Again we wake up for breakfast, and start the
day with a gentle climb to visit the archaeological
site of ‘Phuyupatamarca’(meaning
‘Town in the Clouds’) and to reach the third
highest point on the trail (3680m)). The views
from here of the mountains, canyons and
surrounding area are spectacular.
The Inca site, ‘Phuyupatamarca’, is located a
few minutes walking from the third pass and
after visiting this, we continue walking (3000
steps!) through the cloud forest and the impressive
agricultural Inca site of ‘Intipata’ until
we arrive at our third campsite Wiñay Wayna
Today we have only walked about 4 to 5
hours and have arrived to camp by lunch
time! A short distance from this campsite
is located the Inca site of the same name
‘Wiñay Wayna’ (‘Forever Young’).
We leave the last campsite. It is an early start
in order to get to ‘Inti Punku’ (‘Sun gate’)
(2730m/8792ft) before sunrise. This is the
place from where you will have your first dramatic
view of Machu Picchu (2400m/7873ft)
with the sun rising over it! After some time
there, we will walk down the last part of the
trail to the spot where you can take the classic
photo (picture postcard shot) of this ancient
city. Finally we visit Machu Picchu itself!
Walking tour (approximately 2 hours) is given
by your guide and after this you can explore
the mysterious city by yourselves. You will
meet your guide in Aguas Calientes (it can
be reached by bus or on foot) for lunch and
to be given your train tickets back to Cusco.
Train included in all tours is until Ollantaytambo
and then bus to Cusco.
Your train will leave Aguas Calientes town in
the afternoon and you need to be in the train
station 30 min before it leaves. (The exactly
time will be given you by your tour guide),
once in Ollantaytambo town you will have
a bus waiting for you to return back to your
hotel in Cusco. Allocations or Itinerary are
subject to change depending the availability
on time of booking.
This morning we will pick you up from your
hotel and drop off you to the Bus station.
This is a great bus trip, this is more like a tour
- it stops at four interesting sites along the
way where you have guided tour a board.
•Raqchi (Wiracocha God Temple)
Between 7.40am and 8am we will Transfer
you from the hotel to the port and by motor
boat, we take you to one of the legendary
Uros Islands where you can observe the lives
of the Uros people who live on floating reed
islands, some only 20 meters in length.
After a beautiful 3hr boat ride we reach Taquile
Island where we will break into smaller
groups to stay with the local families. You
have the opportunity to trek to the top of
the mountain (4150 m.a.s.l) to see the Temples
of the Pachamama and Pachatata and
enjoy the traditional customs of the island
Food and authentic music prepared and performed
by your designated family. Then we
return to Puno and transfer back to your hotel.
After breakfast, depending your flight itinerary
we will take you to Juliaca (JUL) airport to
take your plane back to Lima and take your
connection flight to the USA.