GLAMPING INCA TRAIL TO MACHU PICCHU 8 DAYS
GLAMPING INCA TRAIL TO MACHU PICCHU
Cusco-Valle Sagrado-Camino Inca-Machu Picchu-Cusco
- Glamping, hiking in luxury being pampered throughout the adventure.
- Hike on the Inca Trail where the Incas once were carried by their servants. Taking in spectacular views of the ruins, flora and fauna.
- During the breaks in trek tables, chairs and awning and different drinks are offered
- Delight in a massage soothing your muscles and then a hot shower before a delicious gourmet meal tasting Peruvian cuisine like Lomo Saltado and more.
- A camp coordinator has everything organized at your arrival with drinks, heated towels, your organized tent, dining room, kitchen tent, massages, bath and shower
- Stay one night in a luxury Sanctuary Lodge hotel located close to the citadel.
- Live every moment walking on old cobble stoned streets relishing in the ambiance of the ancient cities and archeological sites. Interact in the local cultures of Cusco´s communities and see how rural people till their lands.
Itinerary at a Glance
|Day 1||Lima arrival in the morning and connect to Cusco||Welcome to Cusco and visit Pisac ruins and local market on way to the sacred valley|
|Day 2||Sacred Valley of the Incas||Free day by your own|
|Day 3||Beginning of the Inca trail||Hike alongside the Urubamba river with views of the snow-capped and get to the ruins of Llaqtapata. Get a professional massage while your chef is cooking your meal and then sleep in a comfortable bed.|
|Day 4||Inca Trail||Pass through a protected cloud forest of natives trees with amazing views and them get to your glamping base overnight.|
|Day 5||Inca Trail||Appreciate the sudden changes in vegetation and geology as you pass through different ecological zones, as well as magnificent archaeological sites along the way|
|Day 6||Inca Trail to Machu Picchu||Sunrise in Phuyupatamarca is considered one of the highlights of the trek, pass through the Inti Punku (sun gate) to get to Machu Picchu|
|Day 7||Machu Picchu||Hike the legendary Huayna Picchu and make a tour over the citadel and then enjoy a scenic train ride back to the Sacred Valley Cusco|
|Day 8||Farewell Cusco||In the morning splendid Cusco city tour and visit the Temple of the Sun and Sacsayhuaman fortress and then we say goodbye to Cusco with a transfer to the airport, fly to Lima and connect your international flight|
Day 1 Lima arrival in the morning and connect to Cusco the ancient empire of the Incas –Pisac ruins and local market- Sacred Valley where the elevation is lower
Arrive in Cusco (3,350m/10,990ft) where our staff be waiting at the airport with a sign with your name and private transport to the Sacred Valley of the Incas. Cusco was the capital of the Empire of Incas from the 13th to 16th Century. This charming city became a UNESCO World Heritage in 1983. Relish in a wonderful lunch prepared from the farm to the table tasting the organic potatoes, crisp vegetables and meats. Then we continue to the town of Pisaq (2,960m/9,809ft). After lunch we will drive up the hill from town for a visit of the Pisac ruins (3,390m/11,122ft) and walk to the Sun Temple and the ceremonial grounds with fantastic views of the agricultural terraces built on the hilltop. Thereafter, we continue to your hotel located in Urubamba (2,910mt/9,549ft).
Hotel in Sacred Valley
Breakfast & lunch included
Day 2 Free Day
Today you will have a free day to hike in the sacred valley on your own.
Hotel in Sacred Valley
Optional extra cost:
Tour Chinchero for a traditional weaving demonstration, visit Moray the circular depressions and the Maras salt ponds.
Day 3 Cusco-Piscacucho(Km.82)-Huayllabamba
You will be met by the guide in your hotel and board private transport and drive to Piscacucho (2,663m/8,735ft.) Km 82. Here, we meet with our porters and show our Inca trail permits at the checkpoint. We will walk alongside the Urubamba River with views of the snow-capped peaks before passing over the ruins of Llaqtapata. There our guide will provide the history of the archeological site while you enjoy a cold drink of Gatorade, bottled water, coca cola or a fruit drink served in a glass accompanied by some snacks. Thereafter, you will walk about 1 hour to an open area to have a delightful lunch prepared by our professional chef. Unwind and relax in a comfortable chair at the dining table with table linen, flatware, and glasses for your drink of choice. The masseuse will come and provide a quick massage while the chef prepares your gourmet lunch of meat, fish or chicken. Taste the fresh vegetables, grains, potatoes that accompany the main plate. Afterwards, we will have time to digest and enjoy the views before continuing our hike to our first campsite at Huayllabamba (2,928mt/9,606ft) which is short distance from the other busy campsites. Take a hot shower in the shower tent and after a full soothing massage to ease the sore muscles. Then eat a delectable dinner and toast with a drink of wine, Pisco, Champagne, beer or a non-alcoholic beverage. Sleep comfortably in your spacious tent tucked in your comfortable mattress.
Meals L, D
Walking Distance – 12Kms or 8 miles
Approximate hiking time – 6-7 hours
Minimum Altitude: 2,680 mt/8,790 ft.
Maximum Altitude: 3,000 mt/10,824 ft.
Day 4 Huayllabamba-WarmihuañuscaPass-Pacaymayo
Wake up this morning with a hot tea brought to your tent. See the sunrise over the mountains, while you enjoy a delicious breakfast consisting of fresh fruit, quinoa, or oatmeal cereals, scrambled eggs, omelets, potatoes, bacon, pancakes, hot tea, hot coffee, hot chocolate. Today will be the most demanding part of the Inca trail to Machu Pichhu. Climb up to Llulluchapampa where the hike becomes truly spectacular with scenery that more than compensates for the effort. There our staff sets up for lunch surrounded by spectacular vistas. After lunch we continue our climb to reach the top of the main pass. Vegetation thins and the temperature gets colder on the approach to the highest point of the trail – Warmiwañusqa Pass (4,236m/13,894ft) where you will see the Huallanay Glacier, weather permitting.
Thereafter, we descend down to the lovely Pacaymayo Valley (3,526mt/11,566ft), our next campsite. Here the vegetation is green and we will see part of the Urubamba Mountain Range and some bird species. Relax by taking a hot shower and then take pleasure in a therapeutic massage. The chef and waiter will have the dining room ready for your feast. Sleep under the stars.
Meals B, L, D
Walking Distance – 12Kms or 8 miles
Approximate hiking time – 7 to 8 hours
Minimum Altitude: 3,000mt/ 9,840ft.
Maximum Altitude: 4,200mt/13,780ft.
Day 5 Pacaymayo – Sayacmarka – Phuyupatamarca
After an early breakfast we will start our longest walk of the trek, on a well preserved paved path to the stunning Inca archeological site of Runkurakay which is a peculiar circular Inca building. Continue our final climb to the Runkurakay pass (3,670mt/12,598ft) to see the breathtaking mountain range. Thereafter, we start walking downwards to reach the Sayacmarca Inca Ruins (3,600mt/11,811ft.) to eat lunch nearby. Later we will walk through the stunning scenic cloud forest with many colorful birds, orchids and more, until reaching Phuyupatamarca (Town of clouds) (3,630mt/11,909ft). From here catch wonderful vistas of the Salkantay Mountain. Walk observing the Phuyupatamarca Ruins, a sophisticated sacred complex made up of water fountains with solid foundations. Our campsite is located near the ruins. This is our last night camping in the peaceful wilderness with our staff. We will have a farewell feast and toast drinks. Then rest in your cozy sleeping quarters.
Meals B, L, D
Walking Distance – 16Kms or 10 miles
Approximate hiking time – 8 to 9 hours
Minimum Altitude: 2,700mt/8,856ft
Maximum Altitude: 3,750mt/ 12,300ft
Day 6 Phuyupatamarca-WiñayWayna-IntiPunku-MachuPicchu
Today, is our last breakfast and lunch together. Admire the glorious sunrise on the Inca Trail if we have clear skies. Then we’ll say goodbye to our porters as they transport the equipment back to Cusco. Thereafter, we will begin our long walk down about 2,000 stone steps to Wiñay Wayna (“forever young”, 2,650mt-8,692ft). We will visit Wiñay Wayna an Inca site with upper and lower house clusters and many agricultural terraces or the Intipata Ruins, place of the sun, before continuing our hike up along a trail of flat stones to IntiPunku. Arriving there (“sun gate”), we’ll pause to rest with plenty of time to photograph the first overview of the Sacred Machu Picchu one of the seven wonders of the world. From Intipunku, it’s a short hike down to the magical Sanctuary´s entrance (2,400mt/7,874ft) where we will stay in the Sanctuary Lodge or take the bus down to
Aguas Calientes to spend the night.
Meals B, L, D (dinner included in the hotel of your choice)
Hotel of your choice at extra cost
Walking Distance – 8Kms or 5 miles
Approximate hiking time – 5-6 hours
Minimum Altitude: 2,400mt/ 7,874ft
Maximum Altitude: 2,700mt/ 8,858ft
Day 7 Aguas Calientes – Machu Picchu – Huayna Picchu – Cusco
Your guide will meet you early in the morning to see the sunrise over Machupicchu weather permitting. Take pleasure in a professional historical guided walking tour of the magnificent archeological site. Visit the extraordinary Temple of the Sun with exceptionally carved stones, Temple of the Three Windows features huge trapezoidal windows, Intihuatana the solar clock which translates to the, Hitching Post of the Sun, Funerary Rock Hut believed to be a place where the Inca nobility were mummified, and the many temples, terraces, and corridors. After a glorious, eye and mind opening visit with your guide enjoy some time at leisure to further explore the mystical grounds feeling the positive energy that abounds the area which has withstood time. Head over to the entrance of Huayna Picchu to climb a narrow path for about 1.5 hours to catch terrific vistas of the Machu Picchu ruins and the valley below. Exit the Park with your guide and have lunch in the Tampu Restaurant located in the Sanctuary Lodge. Afterwards, board the Vistadome train to Ollantaytambo where our private transport will be waiting to transfer you to your hotel in Cusco.
Hotel in Cusco
Breakfast and lunch included
Optional upgrade extra cost:
Upgrade to the Hiram Bingham Luxury train to the Poroy station with dinner on board.
Day 8 Visit the Charming City of Cusco and Farewell Cusco!
This four-hour tour offers a unique blend of Incan and colonial architecture, archaeology, history and culture. Our tour takes place in downtown Cusco (3,350m/10,990ft), with visits to the Cathedral in the Plaza de Armas with its outstanding collection of colonial art; considered the best repository of colonial art from the Cusco school. Then stroll the cobble stoned streets to Qoricancha, Temple of the Sun, a spiritual center of the Inca Empire. We will drive above Cusco for a visit of the immense Sacred Temple of Sacsayhuaman. Some sections of this place were first built by the pre-Inca Killke Culture around 1100. The Incas expanded this site in the 13th century constructing the huge stones. Since 1944 an annual theatrical representation of Inti Raymi is held on June 24 in Sacsayhuaman. Continue to the Inca sites of Qenqo, Puca Pucara (Red Fort), and Tambomachay where fountains built by the Incas capture the waters of a natural spring. Return to Cusco to pick your luggage and transfer to the airport to fly to Lima and connect your international flight.
End of Services
- Professional guide, camp Coordinator, Chef to cook gourmet meals, assistant and waiter, professional Masseuse for soothing massage, porters to carry the tents, food, cooking equipment, sleeping pad, kitchen/dining tents, tables, stools, and all kitchen gear.
- One porter in charge exclusively to keep the bathroom clean.
- Porter to carry your belongings in the duffle bag we provide 12kilos/24 pounds per person
- In the city you will have your trip coordinator is available 24/7 for any assistance and needs that you may require. She/He will be in care of the details of your trip: Changing money, check in at the different hotels, what activities you can do on your free time, luggage, local and return flight reconfirmation, translating, etc.
- Eureka Grand Manan tents for overnight, comfortable cots over the ground/sheets/pillow, dinning tent, kitchen tent, portable shower with hot water, towels/ biodegrade soap/shampoo, portable chemical biodegradable toilet safe for the environment, massage Tent, essential oils for massage, First-aid kit and oxygen, walkie-talkies, amenities. Top quality Marmot sleeping bags -17C (1.4 F), inflatable thick mattress (therma rest) 2.5 inches, walking sticks and duffel bags.
- Satellite phone on trail. (some minutes free of charge per client)
- Gourmet Menu to choose before the trek. Vegetarian, vegan, gluten free, intolerant lactose diets accommodated on request (advance notification required). For other diets, consult your travel specialist before making a reservation.
- Energy drinks for the trail, Bottled water during the trek. Alcoholic drinks are prohibited, unfortunately since January 2019, the authority that controls the National Park prohibited the transport and consumption of alcoholic drinks on trek.
- Permits and entrance fees to the Inca Trail and Huayna Picchu mountain on fifth day.
- All in-country transfers as scheduled and upgrade Vistadome class ticket train.
- Comfortable private vehicles with professional drivers.
- Day by day itinerary improved by you and your Tours&Trekperu travel designer.
- This itinerary is based in 2 people travelling together in double or twin occupancy.
- All of our treks are operated by Tours & Trekperu, we provide almost all the equipment that you will need.
- Inca trail trip briefing before departure.
- All trash produced during the trek returns to Cusco.
- Travel and health insurance (highly recommended)
- International flights, nor local flights within Peru.
- Entrance: Huayna Picchu or Montana are not included.
- Meals or other services not listed on the itinerary.
- Personal items like individual gear, room services, medicines, laundry, telephone calls, airline excess luggage charges, visa fees, vaccinations, etc.
- Any unexpected situations occurred during the journey and which are beyond our control, including changes in scheduling trains or flights, delays, strikes, cancellations, missed connections, etc., shall be covered by the passenger as a whole. If you cannot continue the trek due to physical or health reasons and you would require emergency evacuation then all charges incurred such as transportation, hotel, ambulance, doctors, medication, hospitalization, etc., will be at passenger’s expense. You will be accompanied by one of our staff members back to Cusco or Machu Picchu. This is why we recommend purchasing travel and health insurance. This is money well invested! Trekperu will help you obtain all the necessary documents for you to file a claim with your insurance company.
- Tips to the local staff.
Our prices are per person in double occupancy (matrimonial or twin) in US dollars, thus if you want a single room you will need to add a supplement cost.
Occasionally, after coordinating your trip with our travel consultant, there could be slight changes in your itinerary or hotels because you want to spend more time in places that interest you, avoid long distances, have more free time or avoid tourist concentrations. These changes will increase or reduce the final price. It is important to mention that most hotels increase their rates during special holidays but our Travel Consultant will inform you and make other suggestions.
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