Lima, Puno, Cusco, Amazing Inca Trail & Nazca

                        14 days

                                         

cod 5560

From 950 USD

If you love nature and treks this is the program for you, no doubt about it!  Be ready, get fit before this trek. You definetely will fall in love with Peru  and its Inca trail.

 

Day 1 : arrive in Lima

Today you will be welcomeing in Lima airport, transfer to your hotel in Miraflores

Dinner show.

Night in Miraflores hotel

Day 2: Flight to  Juliaca-Puno 

Reception at Juliaca airport and transfer to your hotel in Puno.

Night in Puno

Day 3 Uros Island and taquile 

Early breakfast and Visit the Uros floating Islands. Stepping on them feels very much like a water bed (but it is quite safe). We see the houses, the islands and meet its friendly inhabitants.Uros people are descendents of one of the oldest South American groups. Rides on traditional reed boats can be arranged. In the mornings these islands can be crowded. We visit two of the 60 islands before continuing on to Taquile Island.

After a relaxed navigation of extra 2 1/2 hours when we get the chance to enjoy the spectacular views offered by Lake Titicaca, we get to Taquile island. There a unique community can be observed. A long path gradually ascending will take us to the village, the views are unique and worth’s. (45 min. hike approx) to visit the communal cooperative where you will find handy craft textiles of high quality. Lunch at one of the many local restaurants. The views are magnificent. Then we descent 500 steps down to the main port of the island. at 2:30pm approx. depart back to Puno City (3 hour return journey). At 5.30pm Arrival.

Transfer to Juliaca airport to board your flight to Cusco.

Night in Cusco 

Day 4  Cusco city tour 

Today you will arrive in Cusco, take easy during few hours , have a nice rest and get aclimatize to the altitute.

In the afternoon you wil explore the extraordinary cultures of Cusco during an exclusive city tour. Discover the legacy left by the Incas and earlier indigenous groups at Qorikancha (the Temple of the Sun) and the pre-Columbian Art Museum, and examine the Spanish-style churches and cathedrals. Experience the modern-day charms of Cusco in the bohemian San Blas neighborhood and the bustling San Pedro market. Then enjoy a free afternoon to stroll around this historic city at your leisure.

Night in Cusco.

Day 5:  Sacred Valley

Day 6: free day in Cusco 

INCA TRAIL

Day 7 : Cusco (3,300m) – Km82 (2550m/8269ft) – Yuncachimpa (3000m/9842ft)

The first day of the hike is fairly easy and serves as a warm up for the days to follow. Our hikers are picked up early from their hotels, (5:00 a.m. – 5:00a.m.), and travel by bus through the pretty villages of Chinchero, Urubamba and Ollantaytambo. The scenic trip lasts for 2 and a half hours before we arrive at kilometre 82, the start of the trail, located at (2550m/8269ft). Our buses normally stop at the town of Ollantaytambo in the Sacred Valley for about an hour to give passengers the opportunity to have breakfast.

At km 82, our hikers cross the Vilcanota River and embark on this unforgettable journey. You will be amazed by the great views of the Cordillera Oriental and the snow-capped peak of Veronica. We will start our trek not far from where Hiram Bingham returned in 1915 to begin his re-discovery of the Inca Trail. From here, the trail is flat for almost two hours of hiking until we arrive at our first Inca site, Llactapata. On our way we will pass through the resting point of Mescay, where there are bathroom facilities. The path then follows the left bank of the Cusichaca River to the small village of Wayllabamba, located at (3000m/9900ft), that serves as the checkpoint for the porters. Continuing on, we will walk for one more hour until we reach the Tres Piedras, or Ayapata, which is going to be our first camp of the Trek. Please note that with this itinerary, we may want to walk one more hour in order to walk for less time on the second day.

Day 8:  Yuncachimpa (3000m/9842ft) – Dead Woman’s Pass (4200m/13779ft) – Pacaymayu – Chaquicocha

This is perhaps the most challenging day of the trek since we will go over two high passes and walk 4 hours uphill. In the morning, we will pass by Llullucha Pampa, the last place along the trail that you can buy snacks and drinks. We will continue hiking uphill for two hours until we arrive to the top of Dead Woman’s Pass, located at (4200m/13779ft). This is the highest point of the Inca Trail. Once at the top, our hikers can celebrate having completed the most difficult section of the trail while taking some beautiful pictures of the scenery. We will then start to walk down for one and a half hours until we reach Pacaymayo, at (3600m/11880ft), where we will have lunch. Here there are bathroom facilities. After our lunch, we will continue hiking uphill for 2 hours until we reach the Runcuracay pass, at (3900m/12900ft), which is the second highest point of the Inca Trail. On the way we will also pass the small Inca site of Runcuracay. We will then continue walking down for 2 hours until we will reach our second campsite, Chaquichocha. However, before we arrive at the campsite, we will pass by Sacyacmarca, an inca site along the way. The name Sayacmarca means “Inaccessible Town” and describes the position of the ruins perfectly. They are protected on three sides by sheer cliffs. From this point, the path descends into a magnificent cloud-forest full of orchids, hanging mosses, tree ferns, and flowers.

Day 9 : Chaquicocha – Wiñay Wayna

On this day we will walk for only 5 hours and see 3 Inca sites along the way. Many of our hikers say that this is the easiest and most unforgettable day. From Chaquicocha, we will walk for about an hour and a half to get to Phuyupatamarca, the third pass, at an elevation of (3550m/11550ft). On the way, we will pass through an impressive Inca tunnel carved into the rock. From here, there are spectacular views of several snow-capped peaks, including Machu Picchu Mountain and the town of Aguas Calientes. The Inca site Phuyupatamarca is located a short walk from the third pass. After visiting the site, we will continue our way down along a path featuring over 2,000 steps all the way to our final campsite, Wiñay Wayna, located at (2750m/8910ft). Wiñay Wayna is carved deep into the hillside above the Urubamba River and means “forever young” in Quechua. At Wiñay Wayna, we will have the final opportunity to thank our porters for their tremendous efforts at the tipping ceremony, as in the morning they will descend downhill while we continue on to our final goal.

Day  10_ The Glory of Machu Picchu!

On our final day, we will wake up before dawn and prepare for one of the most awe-inspiring experiences of our lives, arriving at Machu Picchu. We will leave the last campsite at about 5:30 a.m., and after an hour of walking, we will arrive at Inti Punku, meaning: “Sun Gate”, at an elevation of (2730m/8792ft). From Inti Punku, you will be amazed by your first dramatic view of the sun rising over Machu Picchu.
After soaking in the view, we will walk down the final part of the trail and approach the ancient city, where we will be able to celebrate our accomplishment and take unforgettable pictures together in this amazing place.

We will descend to the main entrance, where we can leave our backpacks, use the restroom, and enjoy a quick coffee. After our break, we will re-enter Machu Picchu for a walking tour of the mysterious city, followed by four hours of free time for your own exploration of the Incan site.

After enjoying our final hours at Machu Picchu, you will take the bus down to the town of Aguas Calientes, where we will meet for lunch. You will then be given your train tickets for the return trip to Cusco.

Day 10: Flight to Lima

Transfer to yout hotel 

City tour 

Night in Miraflores

Day 11. Ica , Nazca Huacachina and

Early departure by bus to Ica 4 hours drive upon arrival in Ica transfer to the airport for the Nazca flight . 

After flight transfer to Huacachina Oasis for lunch and buggy ride,

Return to Lima

Night in Miraflores

Day 12 Flight out Lima  

Included in the price:

  • Flight tickets : Lima Juliaca- Cusco - Lima
  • Accommodation
  • Lima dinner show
  • Uros and Taquile island tour
  • Cusco city tour 
  • Sacred Valley tour
  • Inca Trai 4 days
  • Ica full day
  • Nazca lines from Ica
  • INCA TRAIL INCLUDES:
  • Pre-departure briefing the night before of your tour in our office.
  • Pick up from your hotel
  • Professional tour guide who is fluent in English
  • Private bus to km 82- the beginning of our trek
  • Inca Trail entrance fees
  • Machu Picchu entrance fee
  • Two-person tents with plenty of room for your backpacks
  • Inflatable sleeping mattress
  • Meals cooked by an experienced chef: 3 breakfasts, 3 lunches, 3 dinners, and snacks!
  • Delicious food rich in carbohydrates and suitable for trekking
  • All our food is prepared from organic vegetables and fresh ingredients vegetarian, vegan, gluten, wheat free, or special diets options available
  • Water (we will provide you with boiled and filtered cold water during the trek after lunch on the first day. You will need to bring a container to carry your water in. Also, you need to ensure that you pack a sufficient amount of water for the first half-day of the Trek
  • Porters to carry camping equipment: (tourist tents, dinning and cooking tents, table, stools, cooking gear, stove, gas container, cutlery, plates, food, and fresh vegetables).
  • Portable toilet and toilet tent
  • Porter’s health insurance paid
  • First aid kit including an emergency oxygen bottle and radios
  • Bus ticket from Machu Picchu down to Aguas Calientes
  • Expediton train from Aguas Calientes to Ollantaytambo
  • Bus transfer from Ollantaytambo train station to your Hotel in Cusco

Not Included

  • Breakfast on the first morning. Some hotels offer an early morning breakfast service. If not, we stop at the town of Ollantaytambo on the way to the start of the trek where you’ll have the chance to buy breakfast.
  • Personal porter
  • Lunch in Aguas Calientes on the final day.
  • Entrace to Huayna Picchu.
  • Entrance to the thermal springs in Aguas Calientes (optional: 10 soles).
  • Sleeping bags can be rented from our office for US $20 for the entire trek (every sleeping bag is washed prior to each use).
  • Tips for the guide, cook and porters.
  • Optional overnight stay in Aguas Calientes (We can change the date of your train ticket, if you advise us before paying the deposit).

What you need to bring:

  • Original passport
  • For students: ISIC card
  • A daypack to carry your personal belongings
  • We provide a duffle bag for your a personal porter.
  • Insurance card/certificate
  • Hiking boots
  • Waterproof jacket or rain poncho
  • Warm jacket
  • Hat and gloves
  • 2-4 t-shirts
  • 2 pairs of pants (1 for hiking, 1 for camp)
  • Long underwear for sleeping/thermal underwear
  • Hand sanitizer
  • Comfortable trousers
  • Sun hat or cap
  • Sunscreen
  • Personal First Aid Kit, Insect repellent
  • Water and/or water purification tablets
  • Toiletries/ toilet paper
  • Personal medication
  • Camera and Batteries
  • Flahlight or headlamp
  • Extra money for tips/snacks/beer. (We recommend at least 200-350 extra soles). (US $120)

Optional items to bring:

  • Basic First Aid Kit
  • Shorts
  • Walking stick
  • Sandals
  • Bathing suit for hot springs in Aguas Calientes

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