DAY 1 LIMA
Pick up upon arrival at Lima’s airport and transportation to the hotel.
Overnight (No meals)
DAY 2 LIMA – CUSCO
Transfer to the Lima airport for the flight to Cuzco (airfare not included).
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 person
DAY 3 FULL DAY SACRED VALLEY TOUR
Breakfast. You will be picked up at 8:15 am. Full day excursion to the
Urubamba Valley visiting: the colorful Indian market in Pisac where a
mixture of color and tradition will be able appreciated besides will have a
good opportunity to try our bargain skills on the free time to interact with
the local craftsmen to purchase their hand-made souvenirs. The Valley has a
distance of 31 km (19 miles) of Cusco, and an altitude of 2,970 ms (9,700
p), Pisac is located to the entrance of the Sacred Valley and followed by
Ollantaytambo, the older town continuously occupied of the American
continent. The narrow streets of Ollantaytambo, along with their channels
that have not varied from the time Inca, evoke their ancestral inheritance,
lunch in a typical restaurant on the evening and then the last visit will be
to Chinchero market.
Chinchero is believed to be the mythical birthplace of the rainbow. Its
major claim to tourism is its colorful Sunday market which is much less
tourist-orientated than the market at Pisac. At the end, return to Cusco
main square at 6:30pm approx.
The night is free for you to eat in a restaurant of your choice; although we
always have plenty of suggestions for you should you require them. (B, L)
Note: Take this tour on market days: Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday
Bilingual Guided tour on different days
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
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 wet.
- Sun Block
- A small towel
- A bathing suit to wear under the wet suit
A good positive mental attitude
INCA TRAIL 4DAYS 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
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
(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
( 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 Trail
(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. In the
early afternoon a bus takes us to the small town of Aguas Calientes, where
we board our return train to Cusco.(B)
(Walking distance approximately 7 km)
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 guides).
*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 hotel)
*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
- 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) –
Day 02 - 12 Km (Huayllabamba to Pacaymayo) Huayllabamba(2950) –
Day 03 - 16 Km (Pacaymayo to Wiñayhuayna) Pakaymayo(3600) - Wiñaywayna(2700)
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 other information.
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 permit"
* 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
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 return)
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, managed by the National Institute of Natural
Resources, INRENA. 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 water bottle.
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 trek reservation.
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
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).
DAY 9 CUSCO - PUERTO MALDONADO
Transfer to the airport where you'll take the flight to Puerto Maldonado
(airfare not included).
Arrive in the jungle town of Puerto Maldonado. You will be met at the
airport and transferred to the Wasai MALDONADO Ecolodge. After a refreshing
drink you will make the 4 hour journey up the Tambopata River into the
primary rainforest of the Tambopata Reserve Zone with the opportunity to see
local communities and wildlife along the banks of the river. You will arrive
at the Wasai TAMBOPATA Lodge in the late afternoon. After refreshments you
will go on a short introductory night walk into the forest to look for some
of the nocturnal creatures. Overnight at Wasai TAMBOPATA Lodge. (B, L, D)
DAY 10 BAHUAJA SONENE NATIONAL PARK
You will wake before dawn and cross the Tambopata River to walk to the
parrot clay lick on the banks of the River Gato. You will watch parrots and
parakeets gather and feed on the clay. On the walk you may see animals such
as monkeys and other interesting plants and insects. After breakfast you can
relax in the beautiful surroundings of the lodge, go fishing or swim in a
nearby waterfall. After lunch you will make the 1 hour journey
further up the River Tambopata into the Bahuaja-Sonene National Park. This
journey is an excellent opportunity to see birds and animals such as
capybara, jaguar and large cayman. You will arrive at the site of the
Chuncho Collpa in the late afternoon and establish camp on the river beach.
You will watch the sun set and can swim in the river or have a go at
catching some of the abundant fish. In the night you will attempt to see
animals visiting the clay river banks to eat clay - and the animals that
hunt them such as jaguar and cayman. Night at the camp site in the National
Park. (B, L, D)
DAY 11 MACAW CLAY LICK
You will wake at dawn to the sound of Howler Monkeys and hundreds of
parakeets wheeling through the red morning sky. You will watch several
species of macaw and many species of parrots and parakeets gather to eat
clay in the first few hours after sunrise. You will have a simple breakfast
on the beach followed by a short walk through the forest to look for birds
and animals. you will travel back down the river to the Wasai TAMBOPATA
Lodge for a late breakfast. Ethno botanical trekking leaning about medicinal
plants. Lunch. In the afternoon guided trekking through one of the trails or
if you prefer you can relax, go fishing or swimming or visit a local
community. After an evening meal you will go out onto the river to get a
close view of cayman (Alligators). Overnight at Wasai TAMBOPATA Lodge. (B,
DAY 12 LAKE SANDOVAL
You will have breakfast and then make the journey back down the Tambopata
River to Puerto Maldonado. You will arrive at Wasai MALDONADO Ecolodge for
lunch. In the afternoon you will Travel Down the Madre de Dios River and
from there walk through the forest to the tranquil and beautiful Lake
Sandoval. At the lake your guide will paddle you in a wooden canoe to look
for Giant River Otters and birds such as Hoatzin and Aningha. You will walk
back through the forest to look for some of the nocturnal creatures of the
forest and then travel back to the lodge for a final evening meal. Overnight
at Wasai MALDONADO Lodge. (B, L, D)
DAY 13 TRANSFER OUT
After breakfast we will return by boat to Puerto Maldonado to take our
flight to Lima (Airfare Not Included) .(B)
Please note that the program may vary slightly so as to maximize your
wildlife sightings, depending on the reports of our researchers and
experienced naturalist guides based at the lodge