Day 1: CUSCO -WAYLLABAMBA :
At 06.00 in the morning we will pick you up from the hotel in the car that will take us to kilometer 82, where we will arrive approx. at 9.00 a.m. We continue with the control of the tickets and weight to carry and then start the walk. This first day is beautiful and the first kilometers are easy to walk. We will have a beautiful view of the snowy Veronica and we will also walk near the Vilcanota River until we reach the archaeological complex of Llactapata, after lunch we continue walking to our first camp in Wayllabamba we will have a hot drink with snacks and prepare to spend the night after of a good dinner.
DAY 2: Huayllabamba - Pacaymayu
After breakfast, the Inca trail takes us to the highest point, passing through different climatic and ecological zones as we ascend the Warmiwañusca mountain pass (4200 masl). The hike will be uphill to the pass and in the first section we will see a lot of native vegetation and as we continue to climb along the path, you will see less vegetation, as we move towards the highest point. After approximately 5 hours, we reach the top of the mountain and stop to rest and take the classic photos of this majestic landscape. We begin our descent to the camp, located an hour downhill in the Pacaymayu Valley (3600 masl) where we have lunch, dinner and rest. Overnight.
Day 3: Pacaymayu - Wiñay wayna.
Pacaymayo-Runcuracay, 3900 m. Sayacmarca- Phuyupatamarca (the city of clouds). And camp through the ruins of Wiñay Wayna (always young), the last camp at 2500 meters above sea level.
Day 4: Wiñay Wayna - Machupicchu – Cusco
Early wake up in the morning to walk (5:00) and begin the last section of the magical Inca Trail. From Wiñay Wayna to Intipunku is an easy hike, followed by a flat road, which winds through comfortably lit bushes and forests. In less than an hour, we reach Intipunku (the Puerta del Sol), through the rectangular door you can see Machu Picchu. From the Puerta del Sol, a road leads downhill, for approximately one hour, directly to the entrance of Machu Picchu. The tour lasts two hours and we usually offer a short free time afterwards. Once we visited Machupicchu, we take the 18:20 train to arrive at Ollantaytambo around 20:10 and we get on a 1 hour and a half bus to Cusco.
Questions & Answers
What Time Does This Tour Depart From Cusco And Arrive Back In?
The tour stars at 6.00 am on the 1st day and it last at 7.30 pm on the 4th day
Inca trail tour Essential list excursion
- Your Passport
You'll of course need your passport to get into Peru, but you'll also need your passport when you start on the Inca Trail.
Because you can't even begin the trek without it, your passport is an absolute necessity on your Inca Trail packing list!
- Proper Hiking Attire
The temperature will vary quite a lot during the day and at night, and the heat of your own body will increase during intense walks and will fall while you relax. You need clothes that can handle all these situations.
You should bring long-sleeved shirts, and also a light jacket. You should also have some clothes for cold weather at night, including gloves and scarves, especially if you are designing your Inca Trail packing list for the coldest months of the year.
- Proper Footwear/ Walking sticks
Whether you choose to wear hiking boots or a hybrid of footwear / hiking boots, make absolutely sure that they are waterproof
The boots provide more support for the ankles while the shoes are significantly lighter.
Make sure that everything you are wearing fits well and that it is somewhat worn, since the blisters on a four-day walk are nothing fun.
Walking sticks it helps a lot in the walk and to keep the balance better, in Cusco you can rent for an economical price
- Other Waterproof Goods
A poncho or a rain jacket, as well as some plastic bags to separate your wet clothes from the dry ones, are essential for your Inca Trail packing list.
- Sleeping Bag
We recommend a bag of four seasons, regardless of the time of the year in which you will visit Peru.
Even if you don't end up bathing, it can be useful to relax and allow your feet to breathe a little at night.
- Water Bottles/Snacks
you're more than likely to find yourself thirsty or with some hunger pangs as you trek throughout the day. These will help to keep you going until it's time to stop for a meal.
- Flashlight (torch)
This item is easy to forget but is a necessity for navigating around your campsite after dark. Simply put, it's a must for any Inca Trail packing list.
- First-Aid Kit/Personal Medications
Basic medications for stomach problems and the like as well as any medications that you specifically need to take should also of course not be forgotten.
- Batteries, Memory Cards
Whatever Else You'll Need for Your Electronic Goods.
You'll pass a few small, locally-run stores over the course of the trail It also comes in handy if you decide to tip your guides/porters!
Useful things to know before you go
- S/. Sol
- $/. Dollar
There are no vaccines required to enter Peru. If you decide to take medicines. These are suggested indications, so please visit your doctor before you travel.
- Altitude sickness can reduce the risk by drinking a lot of liquid and coca tea.
Soroche pills are a good alternative for greater prevention
- The electricity in Peru is 220 volts and 60 Hertz (cycles per second). If a 110 volt device is connected, be prepared to see bad consequences. If you want to use a 110 volt device in Peru, you have to buy a power adapter.
Frequently asked questions and advice about traveling to Peru
Do I need a visa to travel to Peru?
The following countries do not require a tourist visa from Peru to enter: United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Switzerland, South Africa, New Zealand, Netherlands, Ireland, Germany, Belgium, Australia. Check with the Peruvian Embassy in your country to find out more detailed travel requirements.
Is it customary to tip in Peru?
It is a good way to show appreciation for the excellent service. You can budget $ 5 - $ 10 / day for your guide and $ 2-5 / day for your driver.
How is internet access in Peru?
High-speed Internet access is available in most hotels and cybercafes in major cities. Do not hesitate to ask us before booking if Internet access is a priority for you.
While I am in Peru can I use my cell phone?
First, you must have a GSM phone that has a chip (triple or quad band that uses the 850 or 1900 MHz band). Then you need a plan that allows international roaming Roaming is very expensive, please check with your operator before traveling to choose a better option.
Do I need power adapters?
Peru has 220 volts, 60 cycles of electricity, so 110 volt devices may require a converter (check the input voltage on each device). Don't forget a 2-pin to 3-pin adapter if you have 3-pin devices.
How are the bathrooms in Peru?
In large cities and hotels, toilets are washable. However, in some of the most remote areas, especially when hiking through the Andes, you are likely to also find squatting baths. You should always carry toilet paper and hand sanitizer just in case.
How much will it cost for a ...? (In USD)
Short bus trip: 50 cents.
1 hour of Internet in a cyber café: $ 1.00
Beer bottle: $ 3.00
Street food / snack: $ 2.00
Lunch in a popular restaurant per person: $ 5.00
Dinner at a popular restaurant per person: $ 8- $ 12.
Can I drink the water in Peru?
You should not drink tap water in Peru. You can use the water to shower, wash your hands and wash the dishes with a strong antibacterial soap as long as you let them dry completely before using them. We recommend not brushing your teeth with tap water. Drink bottled water
How will I pay in Peru? Do I need to change my money?
Credit cards are generally accepted in restaurants and hotels in major cities such as Lima Arequipa and Cusco. In the Amazon, the Andes and other rural areas, you may not find an ATM or stores that accept dollars, be sure to change part of your money before leaving the city. Most small stalls where you can buy food and souvenirs only accept cash.
Do I need to buy travel insurance before going to Peru?
You should definitely! Buy travel insurance before going on vacation.