DAY 1 LIMA
Pick up upon arrival at Lima’s airport and transportation to the
hotel. Overnight (No meals)
DAY 2 FULL DAY PACHACAMAC RUINS & LIMA CITY TOUR
Breakfast, then you will be picked up from your hotel around
We will visit a place that is near Lima, there is an
archaeological enclosure whose constructions conserve the
mysticism and religiosity of their past. Its name: PACHACAMAC
Guided tour of the splendid and vast archaeological citadel of
Pachacamac, the temple of the deity, Pachacamac, believed to be
the creator of the universe and a divinity adored by old Andean
civilizations. A sacred and ceremonial site dating back to the
beginnings of Christianity where thousands of pilgrims converged
to pay tribute and consult the Pachacamac oracle, who they
believed could see the past, the future and people’s fate.
The site comprises pyramidal temples and enclosures built by
successive pre-Colombian civilizations and finally the Incas.
Highlights include the Temple of Pachacamac, the Sun God shrine,
and the Palace of the Chosen Women or Virgins of the Sun. At the
site museum there is an idol of the deity, Pachacamac, which
couldn’t be seen by the profane, and was reserved for the high
priests who kept, revered and interpreted the divine oracle in
the old times. A sacred site, the temple was considered to be
part of the planet’s mystical axis.
Then we return to Lima to take our buffet lunch to continue with
the Lima City tour. We will visit the colonial area and to the
Plaza de Armas where you will see the Government Palace, the
Cathedral, the Archbishop's Palace and the City Hall as well as
the XVII century church and cloister of San Francisco, a world
cultural heritage. Then we will go to the modern downtown with a
view of the Pacific Ocean and the modern residential suburb of
San Isidro. Finally, transfer to the hotel and overnight. (B,L)
DAY 3 LIMA - CUSCO
Transfer to the Lima airport for the flight to Cuzco (Airfare
Upon arrival to Cusco Airport. Reception and transportation to
the Hotel where you will receive an aromatic coca tea to
stimulating for the height, will have the free morning to rest
and also we suggest you have a light lunch in either your hotel
or in one of the surrounded; in the evening we will depart on a
City tour (entrance to the archaeological centers and museums
including) we will visit the Main square, Cathedral, the
Koricancha (temple of the sun) and in addition we will make a
route bordering archaeological centers like Sacsayhuaman
Fortress, Q'enko, Puka Pukara and Tambomachay, tour finishes
6:30pm approximately at the main square in order you can take
dinner in one of the exquisite restaurants in the area, then
*Optional Buffet Dinner with Folkloric Show: Adding $24 per
DAY 4 RAFTING FULL DAY
We will be meeting at 9:00 of the morning. Our private
transportation will take us to our camping ground at "Cusipata
River Camp", were we can leave our baggage. Here you will enjoy
, hot showers, toilets , sauna and a comfortable dining area.
Our Professional River guides will provide you with all the
proper rafting equipment such as helmet, wet suit, spray jacket
,paddle and self bailing raft.
After a comprehensive safety talk you will drive 10 minutes more
to Chuquicahuana them will running exiting class III rapids. You
will spend about two hours floating time , Afterwards, we drive
back to CASA CUSI “ were a good warm lunch will be serve and you
can enjoy a relaxing SAUNA. Our return would be in the late
afternoon . (B, L)
- Transportation to the river and back
- All the rafting equipment, such as helmets, life jackets,
spray jackets, wet suits, paddles & Raft.
- Professional River guides
- lunch , we can accommodate to a vegetarian diet upon request
- Photos and video upon request with an additional charge
- Safety Kayaker
YOU SHOULD BRING:
- A complete set of dry clothing
- A pair of sandals or tennis shoes for the river, that will get
- Sun Block
- A small towel
- A bathing suit to wear under the wet suit
A good positive mental attitude
INCA TRAIL 4 DAYS 3 NIGHTS
Important Note: We will buy your Inca Trail trek permit using
the names & passport numbers that you send us with your trek
booking application. You must bring these same passports with
you to Cusco and take them on the Inca Trail. If the name or
number in your passport is different from the name and number on
the trek permit, the government authorities will not allow you
to start the trek and you will not be entitled to a refund. If
you plan to renew your passport between making the trek booking
and actually starting the trek you will must bring the 2
passports (old and new). If you make a trek booking at the
student price you must send us a copy of your ISIC card at the
time you pay the trek deposit. If you fail to bring your ISIC
card on the trek the government authorities will not allow you
to start the trek. You will not be given the opportunity to pay
the extra difference in price!!!!!
DAY 5 PISCACUCHO (Km.82)–HUAYLLABAMBA (The easy day)
A spectacular early morning drive through the Sacred Valley of
the Incas takes us to our trailhead at Km. 82 of the Machu
Picchu railroad. After getting acquainted with our trail crew we
set out, crossing a footbridge to hike a gentle two hours down
the Urubamba canyon, and then visit imposing sculpted Inca
farming terraces and the settlement of Llaqtapata on the banks
of the Cusichaca side river. We then climb a short way up the
Cusichaca valley to Huayllabamba, the last inhabited village on
the trail, where we camp.(L),(D).
(Walking distance approximately 12 km)
DAY 6 HUAYLLABAMBA – PACAYMAYU (The challenge day)
We climb the steep-sided Llullucha valley past a rushing stream
and through enchanted native polylepis woodland. Crossing the
rim of a small plateau, we abruptly find ourselves in the puna,
the treeless grasslands of the high Andes. The trail traverses
an open slope opposite mighty mountain crags as we ascend to the
first and highest pass, Warmiwañusca (4,200m/13,776ft). Here we
encounter spectacular views of the trail ahead to the second
pass, and look back to the sweeping snow peaks and valleys of
the Huayanay massif.
The trail to the floor of the forested Pacaymayo valley, where
we make camp.(B),(L),(D)
( Walking distance approximately 9 km).
DAY 7 PACAYMAYU – WIÑAYWAYNA (The unforgettable day)
We pick up an Inca stairway and ascend again past the small Inca
site of Runkuracay. As we reach the second pass, the landscape
opens onto spectacular new views to the snow peaks of the
Pumasillo range. We descend to the ruins of Sayacmarca
(Inaccessible Town), an intricate labyrinth of houses, plazas
and water channels, perched precariously on a rocky spur
overlooking the Aobamba valley. The Inca trail, now a massive
buttressed structure of granite paving stones, continues along
the steep upper fringes of the cloud forest through a colorful
riot of orchids, bromeliads, mosses and ferns. At the third pass
pinnacles topped with Inca viewing platforms overlook the
archaeological complex of Phuyupatamarca (Cloud-level Town).
Pausing to explore the wondrous maze of Inca stone towers,
fountains and stairways that spilling down the mountainside
here, we begin a long descent through ever-changing layers of
cloud forest. An Inca stairway partly cut from living granite
leads us finally to our camp by the ruins of Wiñay Wayna
(Forever Young), the largest and most exquisite of the Inca
(Walking distance approximately 14 km)
DAY 8 WIÑAYWAYNA – MACHUPICCHU (The special day)
An early morning hike takes us across a steep mountainside
through lush, humid cloud-forest of giant ferns and broad-leaf
vegetation. Suddenly we cross the stone threshold of Intipunku
(Sun Gate) and encounter an unforgettable sweep of natural
beauty and human artistry –a backdrop of twisting gorge and
forested peaks framing the magical city of Machu Picchu.
We complete the final leg down the royal flagstone walkway, past
outlying shrines and buildings and into the heart of Machu
Picchu, where we spend the rest of the morning with a guided
tour of the highlights and some individual exploring among Machu
Picchu’s multitude of hidden nooks and corners, an according
time, we will go down to the Aguas Calientes town to relax at
the hot springs or just overnight at the select hotel in Aguas
Calientes town. (B).
(Walking distance approximately 7 km)
DAY 9 MACHU PICCHU / CUZCO
Breakfast and rest of day at leisure by your own (entrance and
bus fee to Machu Picchu not included on this day) in the
afternoon return to Cusco. Reception at the train station and
transfer to the Hotel where it passed the night (B).
Private Excursions upon request: You can make a second visit to
Machu Picchu and have the chance to know hidden places, such as
the Intipunku (Gate of the Sun) or for more adventures can take
a hike to the top of Huayna Picchu (Young Mountain) to visit the
Temple of the Moon and enjoy a spectacular view of the city. Or
if you have good physical conditions can take a hike full of
adrenaline to the Putukusi mountain opposite position than Machu
Picchu which allows us to have other unforgettable views from
this new wonder.
DAY 10 TRANSFER OUT
You will be picked up from the hotel after breakfast to take the
bus service to the airport (B).
INCA TRAIL INFORMATION *
OUR SERVICE INCLUDED
*Transfer by bus to km.82 (trail head)
*Entrance Fee, Inca Trail and Machu Picchu.
*A large tent, for each 2 persons.
*Mattress, one per person.
*Enough tables and chairs.
*English speaking professional tour guide (over 8 members, 2
*An expert cook.
*Porters (to carry tent, food, cooking equipment )
*Train Ticket (Backpacker).
*Full meals during the trek.
*Daily snack bag.
*Daily afternoon tea service.
*Daily wake up tea, and hot water for washing.
*Daily morning boiled and cold water to fill the water bottles.
*Emergency oxygen bottle and medical kit.
*Transfer train station / hotel
*Bus Ticket from Machu Picchu to Aguas Calientes
*Breakfast first day (you can order an early breakfast at your
*Lunch last day
*Hot springs pool visit (on your own).
*Tips to the crew (guides, cooks and porters).
WE SUGGEST YOU TO:
- Use boots during treks and sneakers during long walks.
- Drinking lots of liquids on long excursions, especially during
the Inka Trail
- Always taking an umbrella or rainwear.
YOU SHOULD BRING
-Personal sleeping bag
-Warm Jacket or Sweater
-RainGear (from nov to april)
-T-shirt , short, long pants.
-Back pack, trekking shoes, sandals
-Sun Hat , wool hat , sun glasses
-Water bottle, flash light, hat
-Personal clothing for trek
-Insect repellent – Suncream
-Water Purification Tablets.
-Extra US$50 changed in soles for any emergency and for tipping
the porters, use the hot shower on day 3 - 2 soles and for lunch
on day 4
KILOMETERS OF WALKING DAY BY DAY
Day 01 - 12 Km (Km-82 to Huayllabamba) Cusco (3400) –
Chillca(2720) – Huayllabamba(2950)
Day 02 - 12 Km (Huayllabamba to Pacaymayo) Huayllabamba(2950) –
Day 03 - 16 Km (Pacaymayo to Wiñayhuayna) Pakaymayo(3600) -
Day 04 - 07 Km (Wiñayhuaina to Machupicchu) Wiñayhuayna(2700) -
Machupichu(2400) - Cusco(3400)
Note: To apply to this discount It is necessary to send us your
scan copy ISIC (International Student Identity Card) with your
Without this copy we will not be able to make the discount.
When booking a trek: The government has strictly limited the
number of people permitted on the Inca Trail during 2009
(permits are issued to about 200 trekkers per day plus 300
porters). We recommend that you make a trek booking as early as
possible. In 2008 the trek permits for some dates sold out more
than 4 months in advance!! However don't make a booking until
you have all the group details (names, passport numbers, ages
etc) and you are sure about your trek departure date since
"these details cannot be changed after we have bought your trek
* Participants need to be in good physical health and condition
it is good for travelers who are in condition to hike up to ten
hours, with breaks in a single day to enjoy the Inka Trail. The
trekking will be difficult if you have not exercised regularly
before your trip. To fully enjoy an Inka Trail adventure, we
advise passengers to get into an exercise program for their own
safety and enjoyment. If a passenger suffers from any medical
condition, we advise him/her to consult a physician about
joining an Inka Trail Expedition.
Take only the necessary items for the 4/3 days trek, You can
leave the rest of your luggage at your hotel in Cusco (most of
hotels and hostals has an storage rooms to keep it until your
Park authorities may occasionally designate different campsites
than those indicate The Inca Trail is part of the Machu Picchu
Sanctuary, a protected area of 32,592 hectares. Every visitor
must obey park regulations prohibiting littering, cutting or
damaging trees, removing or damaging stones of ruins and the
Trail, removing plants, killing animals, lighting open fires or
camping in the archeological sites (Only authorized campsites
can be used).
1. Personal porters can be hired to help carry your personal
items such as clothes, sleeping bag etc. The services of a third
of a porter (maximum 7kg or 14lb per person) can be hired for
US$125. If you hire the services of a third of a porter (you
will need to supply the small padlock). However, even with this
service you will still need to take a daypack to carry your
essential items such as rain poncho, warm fleece, camera and
Please note that due to new government regulations the maximum
number of porters that we can use in each group has now been
capped. This is why we have had to limit the maximum amount of
personal equipment that you can give to a porter to carry for
you to 7kg or 14lb per person. (The maximum amount that each
porter can carry on the Inca Trail has also been limited to 18kg
or 40lb per porter). Approximately 30% of our clients hire the
services of an extra third porter.
2. We can also provide vegetarian meals or cater for special
diets at no extra cost but we need to know when you make the
3. You can hire sleeping bags in our office. All sleeping bags
are synthetic (easy to wash). They are washed after every use
and are guaranteed to be clean.
Cost: US$35 per person for the 4 day/3 night trek. Weight 2.5 kg
and are rated to 12 degrees below freezing (nice and warm even
during the coldest of nights experienced on the Inca Trail).
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