The Inca Trail (also known as Inca Trek) to Machu Picchu in Cusco is one of the most well known treks in the world. This trekking tour combines adventure, an amazing landscape and the most impressive incas architecture all around you. The Inca Trail Tour also takes in Peru´s beautiful Andes mountains, where you can immerse yourself in the Andean culture from a unique perspective. The final destination of this tour is Machu Picchu, one of the new wonders of the world.
The extensive knowledge that MPS Journey has about Peruvian culture, places and logistics assure our customers the best possible experience in this Inca Trail Tour. Do not hesitate to contact one of our Trip Consultants to tailor-make this trip for you.
There are many activities and experiences that we love about this tour. These experiences make this tour a truly unique experience:
DAY 1 : CUSCO – LLACTAPATA – LLULLUCHAPAMPA
Early morning transfer in autobus to kilometer 88, to meet the porters and cooks. From this point the adventure begins, following in the footsteps of the ancient Peruvians along the Inca Trail. Walk to the Llactapata ruins (2,512 above sea level) (10 KM / 5 Hour walk). Visit and explore the Inca Ruins. The fist camping area is situated near here.Continue beside the River Kusichaca whose white water comes from the snow covered mountains above. The path takes us to Gayllabamba, (the last typical Andean village of the Inca Trail before arriving to the citadel of Machupicchu). After lunch we begin the ascent which finishes in the Warmiwañuska Pass. Later we arrive to Llulluchapampa where we make our second camp. (3.60 m.a.s.l) (10 Km / 5 hours).
DAY 2 : WARMIWAÑUSKA – RUMKURAKAY – SAYAKMARKA
This day the climb requires greater effort, but we can enjoy the scenery and many unique experiences during the climb. We continue ascending up through the Warmiwañuska Pass (4.200 m.a.s.l) along the Inca Trail. Then we continue towards the Pacasmayo River, where we can appreciate stunning forest scenery. We ascend to the Rumkurakay Pass (3,993 m.a.s.l); here the clouded woods are visible on the slopes of the mountains. On the trail, we visit the archaelogical site of Inca Sayakmarka situated on a rocky headland. We reach this site by using the ancient spectacular granite stairway. The adventure continues through the damp forest which has exotic vegetation, a large variety of orchids, and luxuriant trees. Afterwards we pass through the Inca Tunnel built on a mountain projection over the Urubamba Valley towards the ruins of Phuyupatamarca (3,597m.a.s.l ).The views are spectacular from the tops of the mountains La Veronica (5,750 m.a.s.l.) and Salcantay.
DAY 3 : WYNAYWAYWA – INTI PUNKU – AGUAS CALIENTES
We descend to Winaywaywa (2.591 M.A.S.L.), an Inca citadel and experimental laboratory for agricultural purposes in Inca times. After an easy journey we arrive to Inti Punku, La Puerta del Sol in time for lunch and a first partial view of ¨The Lost City ¨, Machu Picchu, which is located in the midst of grandiose countryside which will, without doubt, captivate all spectators. After a downhill walk, we cross Machu Picchu to arrive to our camp at the foot of the valley near Puente Ruinas. During the afternoon we can visit the nearby village of Aguas Calientes and bathe in the hot- spring pools.
DAY 4 : MACHU PICCHU
The final morning has been saved for visiting Machu Picchu and exploring the temples, stairways, palaces and constructions which are scattered around, remaining as a testament to the energy and ingenuity of its constructors.