Inca Trail 5D/4N Premium

Locations Visited
Inca Trail

Trip Style
Trekking Tours

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Frequency
Everyday

Group

Physical Grading
4

Inca Trail 5 Days

The spaces for the Inca Trail are quickly reserved. If you’re considering on doing the Inca Trail to Machu picchu, make sure that you can get previously the permission, on the contrary, you would have to postpone your travel one more year, it is advisable in order to ensure your Inca Trail trek, you will pay in advance for the permission and then you can organize your trip to Cusco.

Very Important:

The exact information provided by you will be submitted to the governmental institution in charge of regulating the access to the Inca Trail and will be included in the official permit to enter the Inca Trail on the requested date. Should there be any change in the above-mentioned data (ie. New passport number), we kindly request you to inform the Reservation Department at Saywas Expeditions Tour Operator via email as soon as possible. The government reserves the right not to allow the entry to any visitor whose data are not the exact ones as those in the official permit. Saywas Expeditions Tour Operator excludes any responsibility for a no entry in case the passenger information has changed without prior notice to us.

Inca Trail:

This trek features 4 days of hiking on the famous Inca Trail and 1 night accommodation in a hostel in Aguas Calientes. This option will allow you to view Machu Picchu twice! Once in the evening in time to witness the sunset and again early the next morning for the sunrise. This trek is also a great option for families with children or anyone who dreams of exploring the legendary Inca Trail, the most famous hike in the world.

Day 01 – Cusco – KM82 – Patallacta

We will begin the trek by picking you up from your hotel at 7:00 a.m. and travelling by bus to Piskacucho (also called kilometre 82) the starting place of the Inca Trail. Upon arrival at kilometre 82, you will need to present your entrance tickets, passports and (if paying a student rate) student card. Once we embark on the Inca Trail, we will cross the Vilcanota River and follow its route to the right. This first day will be relatively easy (Inca flat!) with little change in terrain. We will go to the Inca Fortress of Huillca Raccay from where we will have great views of the landscape as well as our camping spot for the night. We will walk down to the vast Inca site – ‘Llactapata’ (sometimes called ‘Patallacta’) where we will spend the night (2620m/8595ft).

Total distance: 12 km (7.8 miles)
Estimated walking time: 4 hours
Highest point: 3000 m (9,842 ft)
Campsite altitude: 2,600 m (8,692 ft)

Day 02 – Patallacta- Wayllamabma- Llullupampa

Today we will wake up at 7:00 a.m. and after a hearty breakfast we will start walking towards the village of Wayllabamba, located at (3000m/9842ft). Here we will take a trail off the ‘beaten path’ in order to see a beautiful and less-visited sight on the trail, the Inca fort of Paucarcancha. After visiting this sight, we will walk back down to Wayllabamba village for lunch. In the afternoon, we will take a 3-4 hour walk uphill to reach our second campsite, Llullupampa, at an elevation of (3800m/12,467ft). In the morning, we will have a 2 hour climb to Abra de Huarmihuañusca (Dead Woman’s Pass).

Total distance: 10 km (7.376 miles)
Estimated walking time: 6 hours
Maximum altitude point: 4,215 m (13,821 ft)
Campsite altitude: 3,600 m (11,811 ft)

Day 03 – The Most Challenging And Rewarding Day Of The Inca Trail

This day will be our longest day as we will walk 16 kilometres and go over the 2 highest passes on the trail. After breakfast, we will continue our walk uphill from the previous day to reach Abra de Huarmihuañusca, ‘Dead Woman’s Pass’, at an elevation of (4200m/13,779ft), the highest point on the trail. After conqueroring the pass, we will walk down to the valley where we will have an energizing lunch. We will continue or trek with an ascent to the circular Inca fortress of Runkurakay and then to the second pass of the same name, at (4000m/13,123ft). We will then begin our walk down to the campsite, first stopping at the lovely Inca site of Sayacmarca, meaning: “High Rising Town”. Our campsite, at (3680m/12,073ft), is located an hour and a half walk from this site, near the third pass named Phuyupatamarka.

Total distance: 13 km (8.136 miles)
Estimated walking time: 9 hours
Highest point: 4,000 (13,123 ft )
Campsite altitude: 3,680 m (12,033 ft)

Day 04 -Phuyupatamarka- Wiñay Huayna – Aguas Calientes Town

Today will be the most extraordinary day of the trek. We will visit many of Inca sites along the way: ‘Phuyupatamarka, Intipata, the “Sun Gate” and the most beautiful on the trail, Wiñay Wayna, meaning: “Forever Young”. We will leave Wiñay Wayna at 2:00 p.m. in order to get to Inti Punku, at (2730m/8,792ft). At the Sun Gate, you will have your first dramatic view of Machu Picchu below you and we arrive in time to witness the setting sun. We will continue walking down the last section of the trail to the spot where you can take the classic photo (postcard shot) of the ancient city. After this small break, we will descend to the main entrance, where we can catch the bus down to Aguas Calientes to spend the night. Once we arrive in Aguas Calientes, you will have some time to relax at the hotel before your massage and trip to the hot springs which give Aguas Calientes its name.

Total distance: 11 km (6,14 miles)
Estimated walking time: 5 hours
Highest point: 3,680 m (12,033 ft)
Campsite altitude: 2,000 m (6,561 ft)

Day 05 : Machu Picchu – Aguas Calientes Town– Cusco.

You will have two options today for your arrival at Machu Picchu. 1) You can hike for one and a half hours from Aguas Calientes to Machu Picchu by way of the famous stairs, or 2) You can take a bus to Machu Picchu. By waking up early, you will witness the magnificent sunrise at this ancient Inca city. Once arriving in Machu Picchu, you will have a 2 hour walking tour of this historic site, followed by several hours of free time for your own exploration of the ancient city.

At about 1:30 p.m. we will meet at a restaurant in Aguas Calientes to have our last lunch together. After lunch you’ll be given your train tickets for your return journey to Cusco. We´ll arrange to meet 40 minutes before your train departs and then all go together to the train station. If you like there is an optional 45 min hike up Huayna Picchu Mountain. From here you can enjoy fantastic views of Machu Picchu and the surrounding scenery. If you’re interested in the climb, please let us know when you book the trek. The price for the Huayna Picchu ticket is US $65 per person.

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Reasons to Choose Saywas Expeditions as your travel operator on the route of Inca Trail:

  • We are Operators 100% local people in the city of Cusco.
  • We open groups from 2 people, 6 people average and 10ppl Maximum.
  • Delicious Food, Abudant Food with Buffet style
  • We do not send our passengers to another agency for their operation.
  • Camping Equipment of High Mountain, 4 seasons very comfortable.
  • Our Guides are Accredited by the Culture Ministry and Dircetur, We do not hire guides without license.
  • We offer the best price in Cusco, A Quality service to the best price and service. ¡¡Travel as Private Service.!!

Included – Inca Trail 5D/4N Premium

  • Pick up from your hotel by your tour guide.
  • Professional English speaking tour guide
  • Assistant Guide (for groups of 9 or more people)
  • Private bus to the start of the trail
  • Porters that will carry your personal belongings (up to 7kg) – not extra fee
  • Inca Trail entrance fee
  • Machu Picchu entrance fee
  • Two-people tents with plenty of room for your backpacks
  • Sleeping mattress
  • Meals cooked by an experienced chef: 4 breakfasts, 4 lunches, 4dinners
  • Delicious food rich in carbohydrates and suitable for trekking
  • Vegetarian/special diet options available
  • Coca tea served each morning in your tent for a gentle start to the day
  • Boiled water after breakfast, lunch and dinner to refill your water bottles.
  • Happy hour including hot drinks such as mate de coca and locally grown coffee which is prepared by our cook.
  • Snacks every morning.
  • Porters to carry the tents, food,cooking equipment and Dining,kitchen tents
  • First aid kit including emergency oxygen bottle
  • Three bus tickets from Machu Picchu to Aguas Calientes/ MachuPicchu
  • Expedition train from Aguas Calientes to Ollantaytambo
  • Bus from Ollantaytambo to Cusco

Not Included – Inca Trail 5D/4N Premium

  • Breakfast on the first morning
  • Lunch in Aguas Calientes on the final day
  • Entrance to the thermal springs in Aguas Calientes (optional: 10 soles)
  • Sleeping bags
  • Tips for the guide, cook and porters
  • Note: if you need something to hire from us, we will for you, without any deposit (because most of the rent camping shops use to ask like 50 or 60 dollars for anything you want to take.

What You Need To Bring – Inca Trail 5D/4N Premium

  • Original passport
  • For students: original ISIC card
  • Insurance card/certificate
  • Hiking boots
  • Waterproof jacket or rain poncho
  • Warm jacket
  • Hat and gloves
  • 2-4 t-shirts
  • 2 pants (1 for hiking, 1 for when you are relaxing)
  • Thermal underwear for sleeping
  • Hand sanitizer
  • Comfortable trousers
  • Sun hat or cap
  • Sunscreen
  • Insect repellent
  • Water for the first day
  • Toiletries/ Toilet paper
  • Personal medication
  • Cameraand Batteries
  • Torch or headlamp
  • Cash (in Peruvian nuevos soles)

Inca Trail Permitis are available. You can book your trip for this date, 2016

January 2017 Avaivable – Check the available spaces – and from March 2016 to January 2017 spaces are available

February: Also note that the Inca Trail will be closed for general maintenance during the month of February each year. Also, closures may occur at various times throughout the year due to inclement weather or other conditions beyond our control. During these periods, any tour affected will do Alternatives Trek .
March 2016 All Available
April 2016 All Available
May 2016 All Available
June 2016All Available
July 2016All Available
August 2016All Available
September 2016All Available
October 2016 – All Available
November 2016 – All Available
December 2016 – All Available

All Departures 100% Guaranteed

January 2016: 1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10,11,12,13,14,15,16,17,18,19,20,21,22,23,24,25,26,27,28,29,30
February 2016: Upon Request (Private service only)
March 2016: 1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10,11,12,13,14,15,16,17,18,19,20,21,22,23,24,25,26,27,28,29,30.
April 2016: 1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10,11,12,13,14,15,16,17,18,19,20,21,22,23,24,25,26,27,28,29,30.
May 2016: 1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10,11,12,13,14,15,16,17,18,19,20,21,22,23,24,25,26,27,28,29,30.
June 2016: 1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10,11,12,13,14,15,16,17,18,19,20,21,22,23,24,25,26,27,28,29,30.
July 2016: 1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10,11,12,13,14,15,16,17,18,19,20,21,22,23,24,25,26,27,28,29,30.
August 2016: 1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10,11,12,13,14,15,16,17,18,19,20,21,22,23,24,25,26,27,28,29,30.
September 2016: 1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10,11,12,13,14,15,16,17,18,19,20,21,22,23,24,25,26,27,28,29,30.
October 2016: 1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10,11,12,13,14,15,16,17,18,19,20,21,22,23,24,25,26,27,28,29,30.
November 2016: 1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10,11,12,13,14,15,16,17,18,19,20,21,22,23,24,25,26,27,28,29,30.
December 2016: 1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10,11,12,13,14,15,16,17,18,19,20,21,22,23,24,25,26,27,28,29,30.
January 2017: 1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10,11,12,13,14,15,16,17,18,19,20,21,22,23,24,25,26,27,28,29,30.

Important Note:

  • All itineraries are subject to change due to circumstances beyond our control including, weather, road or trail conditions and flight schedules. we recommend to book your Inca Trail in advance in order to get Wiñayhuayna as your last camping spot ( 02 hours walk far from Wiñayhuayna to Machu Picchu) .
  • Train included in all tours is the Cerrojo-backpacker (Aguas calientes to Ollantaytambo) Train times will only be confirmed once full amount of tour is paid. The earliest train you could take is the 14:00 and being the 9:00 pm the last train. Saywas Expeditions will organize the transport back to Cusco (by taxi or by bus).
  • Most people automatically assume that the weather is hot in South America, but because of the higher altitude in the Andes, the temperature can feel quite cold, especially at night. We recommend the use of a duffel bag or backpack, whichever is easiest for you to carry. A good size daypack is also essential.

Departures 100% guaranteed!!

Do I need to book it in advance? The Inca Trail to Machu Picchu has departures guaranteed, but train tickets and entrance to Huayna Picchu mountain are subjet to availability. For that reason, weHIGHLY recommend booking it in advance to ensure you receive exactly what you want!

PLEASE NOTE: May, June and July are peak months of a HIGH TOURIST SEASON in Cusco. It means that train tickets ARE SELL OUT QUICKLY!! Please be aware that the trek leaves daily; however, return train tickets may not be available, if you like to book on last moment. To avoid this inconvenience, please book it several weeks in advance!

Available Discounts:

  • Students: Discount of USD 20.00 dolars.To the students with valid card International Student Identity Card (ISIC) In case to be a student, the card must be properly scanned and send digitally to our e- mail before you pay the initial deposit for the reservation, in order to qualify for the discount .
  • Teenagers: US$ 20.00 (up to 15 years of age, passport copy required for all bookings)
  • Group of 8 or more: Completely free !! Sleeping bags and trekking poles for groups of 8 or more

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