Native Adventurer 8D/7N (Inca Trail + Machu Picchu + Day Trips)

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Native Adventurer 8D/7N (Inca Trail + Machu Picchu + Day Trips)

from 2,250.00

Price listed is the average price per person based on a group of 4 people, double occupancy. Price varies based on length, class of transportation / accommodations, travel dates, and group size. Please contact us for a personalized quote.

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Summary

8 DAYS / 7 NIGHTS

Day 1: Arrive Cusco, tour Sacred Valley and communities, hotel
Day 2: Inca trail, camping
Day 3: Inca trail, camping
Day 4: Inca trail, camping
Day 5: Inca trail, Machu Pichu, hotel
Day 6: Train from Aguas Calientes, tour Ollantaytambo and community, hotel
Day 7: Cusco city historical tour, hotel
Day 8: Van transfer to CUZ airport


HIGHLIGHTS

Inca Trail:
• Machu Picchu archaeological site
• 400-500 species of orchids and medicinal herbs like coca leaf and muña.
• > 700 species of butterflies and 400 species of birds properly registered.
• Chinchilla, the endangered spectacled bear, puma, and other fauna.
• Hot mineral springs bathing.
Day Trips:
• Awanakancha llama/alpaca ranch and textile arts center.
• Flight of the Condor at Cochahuasi Animal Sanctuary.
• Authentic home-cooked meals and cultural presentations with the Amaru, Paru Paru, or Willoq indigenous communities.
• Pisaq, Ollantaytambo, Tambo Machay, Saqsayhuaman, and Q’oricancha archaeological sites.
• Textiles and handicrafts markets.

Itinerary

8 DAYS / 7 NIGHTS

Day 0  Flight to Cusco with connection in Lima
Day 1 Sacred Valley

• Airport reception and private van transfer from CUZ airport to hotel.
• Awanakancha llama/alpaca ranch and textile arts center.
• Flight of the Condor at Cochahuasi Animal Sanctuary.
• Authentic home-cooked meal and cultural presentations with the Amaru, Paru Paru, or Willoq indigenous communities.
• Pisaq archaeological site.
• Hotel in Sacred Valley. (Homestay optional.)
• 2.5 miles / 4 km – 2 hours.
Day 2 Cusco to Inca Trail (Huayllabamba)
• Transfer from Cusco to Piskacucho Km 82 Trailhead, then pass through Tarachayoc and Llactapata Communities.
• Camping.
• Lunch and dinner provided.
• 7.47 miles / 12 km – 5-6 hours.
Day 3 Huayllabamba To Pacaymayo
• Pass through Yuncachimpa and Corralpunku rainforests to cross the mountain range at 13,776 ft / 4,200 m Warmiwañusqa ("dead woman's pass").
• Camping.
• Breakfast, lunch, and dinner provided.
• 6.84 miles / 11 Km – 6-7 hours.
Day 4 Pacaymayo To Phuyupatamarca
• Visit Runakurakay archaeological site with view of Pacaymayu Valley, passing through Sayacmarca ruins and Phuyupatamarca(the Town Above the Clouds) ruins, camping near Wañaywayna (Forever Young) archaeological site.
• Camping.
• Breakfast, lunch, and dinner provided.
• 9.94 miles / 16 km – 8 hours.
Day 5 Phuyupatamarca To Machu Picchu
• Intipunku (the Sun Gate entrance to Machu Picchu) - Machu Picchu Citadel - Wayna Picchu (optional advance purchase) - Aguas Calientes hot springs baths
• Hotel in Aguas Calientes.
• Breakfast provided.
• 2.5 miles / 4 km – 2 hours.
Day 6 Ollantaytambo
• Train from Aguas Calientes to Ollantaytambo.
• Authentic home-cooked meal and cultural presentations with the Willoq indigenous community.
• Private transport from Ollantaytambo to Cusco.
• Hotel in Cusco.
• Lunch provided.
• 1-2 miles / 2-5 km – 1-2 hours intermittent walking.
Day 7 Cusco City Historical Tour
• Via private van, walking, or horseback.
• Includes Q’enqo, Tambo Machay, Puca Pucara, Templo de la Luna, Saqsayhuaman, cathedral, and Q’oricancha.
• Hotel in Cusco.
• 1-2 miles / 2-5 km – 1-2 hours intermittent walking for car and horseback tours.
• 3-5 miles / 5-8 km – 3-4 hours for walking tours.
Day 8 Private van transfer from Cusco hotel to CUZ airport.

Have more time? Add the Amazon jungle, Lake Titicaca, or more day trips.


IMPORTANT NOTES

• Since the year 2000, the Peruvian government has regulated the Inca Trail tours, limiting the number of visitors to 500 per day (including guides, porters, and cooks). Inca Trail permits open for sale in January of each year and can sell out immediately. To ensure your place, it is advisable to book at 6 to 12 months in advance.
• During April 2016, certain sections of Machu Picchu and Wayna Picchu will be closed for sustainability.
• Entry to climb Wayna Picchu (the “Young Mountain” overlooking Machu Picchu citadel) is also restricted to 400 people per day and requires an additional ticket purchased in advance. Please inform your adventure specialist of your interest to verify availability.
• Exact distance per day and specific campsites are subject to change at the discretion of your guide and the Peruvian government’s national park service. Your tour guide will brief you on your exact itinerary prior to departure.

Pricing

Number of Passengers Tour Only (Camping, No Hotel) Camping + Standard 3-Star Hotels Camping + Superior 4-Star Hotels Camping + Deluxe 5-Star Hotels
1 $5950 $6600 $7300 $8000
2 $3600 $3900 $4250 $4550
3 $2850 $3300 $3750 $4150
4 $2500 $2800 $3200 $3700
5 $2350 $2700 $3100 $3500
6 $2250 $2600 $2900 $3250

7+ Passengers - Please contact us for special group pricing.

For discounted pricing on shared tours see our Fixed Departure Tours.

All prices are USD. Price listed is the price per person based on double occupancy by non-Peruvians in standard accommodations. Pricing and product availability are subject to change without notice until purchased. Please Request a Reservation for exact pricing and to determine departure date availability.

Amid the majestic ruins of Machu Picchu I muse on the bewildering romance of the ancient builders who, ages ago, sought refuge in a region which appears to have been expressly designed by nature as a sanctuary for the oppressed, a place where they might fearlessly and patiently give expression to their passion for walls of enduring beauty.
— Hiram Bingham
 

FAST FACTS

•Duration: 8 days / 7 nights
•Surface: stone-carved stairs, variable terrain
•Activity level: Level 4 - Strenuous
•Total distance on foot:
     ◦Inca Trail: 27 miles / 43 km
     ◦Day Trips: 1-3 miles / 2-5 km per day
•Average daily walking time:
     ◦Inca Trail: 5-8 hours per day
     ◦Day Trips: 1-2 hours intermittent walking per day
•Altitude: 8,829 - 13,776 ft / 2,700 - 4,200 m
•Availability: March through January, 2-6 months advance purchase required
•Calendar
     ◦Apr-Oct: best
     ◦Nov, Dec, Jan, Mar: fair
     ◦Feb: trail closed for maintenance
•Accommodations:
     ◦Inca Trail: 3 nights camping
     ◦Day Trips: 4 nights in 3-4 or 5-star hotels
•Meals:
     ◦Inca Trail: 4 Breakfasts, 4 Lunches, 3 Dinners
     ◦Day Trips: meals not included
•Weather: Warm days, cold nights
•Restrictions: 4-6 months advance reservation required. Closed by the Peruvian Ministry of Culture for maintenance every February.


INCLUDED

• Travel insurance.
• Entry to Inca Trail, Machu Picchu, and Cusco archaeological complexes.
• Private transportation on Day Trips.
• Private English/Spanish/Quechua bilingual professional guides (other languages may be available with advance request).
• Bus from Machu Picchu park to Aguas Calientes.
• Return train ticket from Aguas Calientes and transfer to hotel.
• Porters for camping/kitchen gear and provisions.
• Camping equipment and sleeping bags (please request when booking).
• Meals according to the itinerary (vegetarian available upon request).

NOT INCLUDED

• International or domestic airfare.
• Visa fees (if any) or taxes.
• Admittance to Wayna Picchu (unless requested in advance)
• Tips for personnel: guide, cook, porters, horsemen.
• Extra services (spa, laundry, etc), personal items, or additional tours not listed in the program itinerary.
• Local taxes (18% IGV) on all services applicable to Peruvians, foreign residents in Peru, and tourists traveling in Peru for 60+ days.

ADDITIONAL SERVICES

•    Additional personal porter (Max. weight 35 lbs / 16 kilos) - $100 USD per trip.


RECOMMENDATIONS

• We recommend that travelers stay two or more nights in high altitude prior to participation in this trek. Please let us know if we can adjust your itinerary to allow you more time to acclimate.
• In the Andes the split between dry and wet seasons is acute. The dry season runs from April to October (the best time for hiking); the rainy season goes from November through March. Temperatures can vary significantly, from about 50-82ºF (10-28º C) in the day to 32-50ºF (0-10ºC) at night, depending more on the altitude than the time of year.
• LAN and its partners are the only international airlines to offer flights to Cusco. If you need help booking domestic flights in Peru, let us know via email or in your Request Reservation form.
• Many international flights arrive at Lima airport in the late evening, while flights to Cusco and other domestic airports leave from 6 to 11 am. If you have a long layover and would like to add a hotel (onsite at the airport) to your package, please let us know.
• Read about What to Bring on your trip.


The Inca Trail was grueling, but I’m proud to say I finished it! We met the most interesting people along the way and the scenery is amazing! And of course, our prize for completing the trail was seeing Machu Picchu, truly one of the 7 Wonders of the World!
— Jane L. Dallas, Tx

Want to upgrade your accommodations? Have your own vision? Not sure what you want? Customize your journey! We can tailor the entire trip length, the number of days you trek the Inca Trail, the accommodations, and the transportation to match your interests, budget, and trip dates. Just click "Request Reservation" and tell us what you're thinking or email us to set up a free consultation with one of our adventure specialists.

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