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Classic Inca Trail to Machu Picchu and Cuzco
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This 7 night sample itinerary includes:
  Flight into Lima and out of Cuzco
  1 night in Lima
  Flight Lima - Cuzco
  1 night in Cuzco
  Classic Inca Trail to Machu Picchu for 3 nights camping
  2 nights in Cuzco
  Monday Departures.
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Lima City (79)     Cuzco (81)     Machu Picchu (56)    

Follow the legendary path of the Incas! Fly to Lima for a chance to taste its colonial and cosmopolitan sites and its unique and world renowned peruvian cuisine. Then, spend a night in Cuzco City to get acclimated. Proceed with a four-day trek along the Inca Trail to Machu Picchu. This magnificent hike is for travelers who are in condition to hike up to ten hours, with breaks, in a single day. The pace may be daunting for some, but the beauty and history of the area surround the hiker every step of the way. On the last morning you'll arrive at MachuPicchu with plenty of time to explore the ruins before returning to Cuzco City by train and spending a night before heading back home. This is a flexible vacation package. Select your number of nights in each city, desired hotel and activities.
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no image 1 nights in Lima City

Lima is a sophisticated and cosmopolitan city that has retained much of its classic colonial architecture and pre-Colombian archaeological sites, that features many of South America`s most beautiful historic museums, churches and cathedrals. The city is alive with activity in its trendy neighborhoods like Miraflores, the beach fronts of Costa Verde and Barranco, and the upscale boutiques, massive shopping plazas, and exclusive shops.

Recommended Stay: At least 2 nights
Must See`s:
Plaza Bolivar, Plaza Italia, Plaza de Armas, Alameda Chabuca Granda Viewpoint, and much more!
no image 1 nights in Cuzco

Cuzco was the epicenter of Incan civilization until the arrival of the Spaniards in 1533. Fortunately, many stunning Incan structures have survived and helped to make Cuzco the archaeological capital of the Americas, and Peru`s most popular destination. Gateway to the Sacred Valley, and the lost city of Machu Picchu, Cuzco has a seemingly endless array of historic attractions, both Incan and colonial.

Recommended Stay: At least 2 nights
Must See`s:
Cuzco main square, Cathedral, Sol Avenue, Koricancha Temple, Kenko, Don Antonia dinner show, and much more!
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Cuzco was the epicenter of Incan civilization until the arrival of the Spaniards in 1533. Fortunately, many stunning Incan structures have survived and helped to make Cuzco the archaeological capital of the Americas, and Peru`s most popular destination. Gateway to the Sacred Valley, and the lost city of Machu Picchu, Cuzco has a seemingly endless array of historic attractions, both Incan and colonial.

Recommended Stay: At least 2 nights
Must See`s:
Cuzco main square, Cathedral, Sol Avenue, Koricancha Temple, Kenko, Don Antonia dinner show, and much more!
no image 2 nights in Cuzco

Cuzco was the epicenter of Incan civilization until the arrival of the Spaniards in 1533. Fortunately, many stunning Incan structures have survived and helped to make Cuzco the archaeological capital of the Americas, and Peru`s most popular destination. Gateway to the Sacred Valley, and the lost city of Machu Picchu, Cuzco has a seemingly endless array of historic attractions, both Incan and colonial.

Recommended Stay: At least 2 nights
Must See`s:
Cuzco main square, Cathedral, Sol Avenue, Koricancha Temple, Kenko, Don Antonia dinner show, and much more!

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Flexible Itinerary
Lima City
Day 1
Arrive to Lima City
Overnight in Lima City   58 hotels offered
Optional   556 Things to do
Day 2
Departing from Lima City
Transportation to next city by: By Air
Cuzco
Day 2
Arrive to Cuzco
Overnight in Cuzco   47 hotels offered
Optional   33 Things to do
Day 3
Departing from Cuzco
Transportation to next city by: Regional Air
_3 nights - Camping - Inca Trail Classic
Day 3 to Day 6
3 nights - Camping - Inca Trail

3 nights - Camping - Inca Trail

In this route, we will follow the original footprint of the Incas toward Machu Picchu Sanctuary, this path keeps the mystery of our ancestors and shows the great road development that the Incas had to integrate a Great Empire, through these four days we will be part of the Andean world and we will have the opportunity to walk along the route visiting the different archaeological groups and enjoying the environment and the different ecosystems.

Day 1:

You will be picked up from your hotel in Cusco and transferred to Ollantaytambo, where you will have time to do some last-minute shopping before starting your trek. You will then head to Piscacucho community, at Km. 82, where you will find the starting point of your excursion. You will take the course and walk about 3 hours along the Urubamba River, enjoying unparalleled landscapes and beautiful wildlife along the route. You will arrive to Willca Racay at the archaeological complex of Llaqtapata, where you will have some time to enjoy and appreciate the ruins, then have lunch and rest before continuing with your walk. You will resume the journey to ascend to the community of Huayllabamba, where the camp will be established.

Day 2:

After a healthy breakfast, you will begin to ascend towards the first and highest pass of the WarmiwaƱusca route (4215 m.a.s.l.), from where you will have a spectacular view of the Vilcabamba and Vilcanota mountain ranges. This ascent will take you almost all morning, arriving at Lllulluchapata at lunchtime. After having time to rest and eat, you will continue your walk to Pacaymayo, where the camp will be set up at 3600 masl, basically the most challenging day of the walk.

Day 3:

Your third day of trekking will begin with an ascent to the second step, Runcuracay, which is a little lower than the first one (4000 m.a.s.l.). Then, you will descend for a couple of hours to Phuyupatamarca, where you can rest and have lunch surrounded by the beauty of the place. At the end of your lunch, you will continue your journey to WiƱaywayna, enjoying the view of the snowy mountains and the valley as you go. Finally, you will arrive at the area where you will camp, this day is the longest of the entire walk, passing trough cloud forests and visitng few archeological sites built by The Incas.

Day 4:

Your last day will also start very early and with an energetic breakfast. The journey will start towards Inti Punku, or Sun Gate, from where you will have an impressive view of Machu Picchu. You will walk a little more and you will find yourself inside Machu Picchu, where -after a short break- your guide will explain the history, organization and mysteries of the place. At the end of the almost 2-hour guided tour of the citadel, you will board the bus that will take you to the town of Aguas Calientes, where you will have the option of walking around town or having lunch, as you prefer. Then, you will board the train that will take you back to Ollantaytambo station, from where you will be taken back to your hotel.

Your package includes:

- Briefing lecture before the tour.

- A licensed, well-trained, English-speaking guide.

- Camping Equipment.

- Full board except lunch and dinner on the last day.

- Transportation from Cusco to the start of the trail.

- Train - the Vistadome.

- Bus transportation from Machu Picchu to Aguas Calientes.

- Permit fees to the Inca trail.

Not included: meals in the cities, alcoholic beverages, extras, tips, laundry service, additional tours, insurance, sleeping bags, hiking boots, and other personal gear.

Recommendations:

- Although the trek is rated as moderate, we strongly suggest spending at least two nights before the start of the trek to totally adjust to the altitude.

- Do some exercise before you go.

- Altitude at the Inca Trail: Minimum 2430m/Maximum 4200m.

- Keep hydrated. Drink Plenty of water that also helps to acclimatize to the altitude.

- The paving on the trail is irregular. Please be careful with your steps.

Please note, in total, passengers will walk around 45 kilometers for the Inca Trail.

Weather:

The Andean weather can be unpredictable, despite the sharp divide between dry and wet seasons. The dry season runs from May to October or November (the best time for this amazing trek); the rainy season goes from December through April. Nevertheless, in the forested fringes of the Amazon basin where Machu Picchu lies, showers are not uncommon at any time of year. Therefore rain pants and jacket are essential gear that should always be in your daypack

Upon boarding the train, an ID (identification) and the train ticket will be required. A photocopy of the passport or other ID is accepted. If the passengers will overnight in the Machu Picchu area, they must take the original passport or ID, along with the Andean Immigration Card, so that the hotel may exonerate the sales tax of the overnight. The Andean Immigration Card is handed by the plane crew upon arrival in Peru. Only carry on or backpacks will be allowed with the following characteristics: Not more than 11 pounds,not more than 62 inches (157 centimeters) (height+length+width). Backpacks or Carry On will go with the passenger, and by no means should block the access gates or the corridors.

PLEASE NOTE: There is a possibility that the trek will not operate due to climatological circumstances.



Day 3
Arrive to Cuzco
Overnight in Cuzco   47 hotels offered
Optional   33 Things to do
Day 4
Overnight in Cuzco   47 hotels offered
Optional   33 Things to do
Day 5
Overnight in Cuzco   47 hotels offered
Optional   33 Things to do
Day 6
Departing from Cuzco
Transportation to next city by: Regional Air
Cuzco
Day 6
Arrive to Cuzco
Overnight in Cuzco   47 hotels offered
Optional   33 Things to do
Day 7
Overnight in Cuzco   47 hotels offered
Optional   33 Things to do
Day 8
Departing from Cuzco

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<b>Peru</b>'s wealth of archaeological treasures is the most extensive in the Americas and includes the incomparable "Lost City" of Machu Picchu and an abundance of spectacular Incan ruins. It is also the home of breathtaking natural wonders like the Peruvian Andes, Lake Titicaca, and the vast Amazon River Basin. Here in the cradle of Pre-Colombian civilization, more than 10,000 years of human culture survives in Peru's archaeological riches, music, dance, sophisticated cuisine, and in the spirit of its fascinating people.
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Lima City
Lima is a sophisticated and cosmopolitan city that has retained much of its classic colonial architecture and pre-Colombian archaeological sites, that features many of South America`s most beautiful historic museums, churches and cathedrals. The city is alive with activity in its trendy neighborhoods like Miraflores, the beach fronts of Costa Verde and Barranco, and the upscale boutiques, massive shopping plazas, and exclusive shops.

Recommended Stay: At least 2 nights
Must See`s:
Plaza Bolivar, Plaza Italia, Plaza de Armas, Alameda Chabuca Granda Viewpoint, and much more!
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Cuzco
Cuzco was the epicenter of Incan civilization until the arrival of the Spaniards in 1533. Fortunately, many stunning Incan structures have survived and helped to make Cuzco the archaeological capital of the Americas, and Peru`s most popular destination. Gateway to the Sacred Valley, and the lost city of Machu Picchu, Cuzco has a seemingly endless array of historic attractions, both Incan and colonial.

Recommended Stay: At least 2 nights
Must See`s:
Cuzco main square, Cathedral, Sol Avenue, Koricancha Temple, Kenko, Don Antonia dinner show, and much more!
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Cuzco
Cuzco was the epicenter of Incan civilization until the arrival of the Spaniards in 1533. Fortunately, many stunning Incan structures have survived and helped to make Cuzco the archaeological capital of the Americas, and Peru`s most popular destination. Gateway to the Sacred Valley, and the lost city of Machu Picchu, Cuzco has a seemingly endless array of historic attractions, both Incan and colonial.

Recommended Stay: At least 2 nights
Must See`s:
Cuzco main square, Cathedral, Sol Avenue, Koricancha Temple, Kenko, Don Antonia dinner show, and much more!
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Cuzco
Cuzco was the epicenter of Incan civilization until the arrival of the Spaniards in 1533. Fortunately, many stunning Incan structures have survived and helped to make Cuzco the archaeological capital of the Americas, and Peru`s most popular destination. Gateway to the Sacred Valley, and the lost city of Machu Picchu, Cuzco has a seemingly endless array of historic attractions, both Incan and colonial.

Recommended Stay: At least 2 nights
Must See`s:
Cuzco main square, Cathedral, Sol Avenue, Koricancha Temple, Kenko, Don Antonia dinner show, and much more!