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Cusco Eco Inca Trail 12 Days

Duration 12 Days
Difficulty Moderate
Altitude
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A complete package for people who like adventure and nature. Eco Inca Trail is an itinerary that includes the great Inca Trail 4 days trek and the Manu National Park 4 days. Also included the city tour and the Sacred Valley 1-day tour. Enjoy these 12 days contemplating wonderful landscapes of the great Cusco city. About this package, you can make all the changes you want, our sellers are here to organize the trip of your dreams.

Itinerary

DAY 1: CUSCO

Arrival in Cusco and transfer to the hotel

13:30 PM We will have our tour through the city, we begin the visit with the temple of the Sun called Qorikancha, and 4 archaeological sites near Cusco, such as: Sacsayhuaman, Qenqo, Tambomachay and Puca Pucara.

At night, We will have a briefing about our 4-day trek on the Inca Trail.

Double accommodation at the hotel.

DAY 2: CUSCO – SACRED VALLEY – OLLANTAYTAMBO

Arrival in Cusco and transfer to the hotel

13:30 PM We will have our tour through the city, we begin the visit with the temple of the Sun called Qorikancha, and 4 archaeological sites near Cusco, such as: Sacsayhuaman, Qenqo, Tambomachay and Puca Pucara.

At night, We will have a briefing about our 4-day trek on the Inca Trail.

Double accommodation at the hotel.

DAY 3: OLLANTAYTAMBO – KM. 82 – WAYLLABAMBA

At the time previously agreed upon in the briefing, we will start boarding our bus that will take us directly to Piscacucho (2,700 masl), a small community located at 82 km of the road from Cusco to Machu Picchu. We will begin our hike, and we will join the entire team of professionals who will make our trip an unforgettable experience.

The Inca Trail begins by crossing the traditional bridge at Km 82 and continues along the left bank of the Urubamba River, which flows northeast of the Sacred Valley. After passing through some flat terraces, we will arrive at Miskay (2,800 m.a.s.l.), to then ascend and finally see the Inca City of Patallacta or Llactapata (2,750 m.a.s.l.). We will continue our walk along the valley created by the Kusichaca River, until we reach our first camp of Wayllabamba (3000 masl), where we will have a restorative dinner and spend the night.

During the route of the Inca Trail, we will be able to enjoy a splendid panorama of the Vilcanota river, the Urubamba mountain range with the top of La Verónica mountain (5750 m.s.n.m), covered with snow, and a great variety of flora and fauna along of the entire tour.

DAY 4: WAYLLABAMBA – WARMIWAÑUSCA – PACAYMAYU

On the second day we will resume our trek around 7:00 am, after having breakfast. This part of the route constitutes the hardest day of the Inca Trail, since the walk consists of a steep and narrow climb for about 9 kilometers. Along this ascent the landscape will change from sierra to puna, a dry and high area with scarce vegetation.

We will arrive at the first and highest pass of the mountain, the Abra de Warmihuañusca (dead woman’s pass, 4125 masl), where we will be able to observe domestic llamas and alpacas grazing on the ichu, one of the few plants that grows at that altitude. We will also cross through an area of ​​the forest where various kinds of animals live, such as sparrows and the Andean bear (or spectacled bear). It is advisable to bring candies, chocolates and coca leaves to maintain a high level of sugar in the body and thus counteract altitude sickness. After having overcome the pass, we will descend towards the Pacaymayu valley (3600 m.a.s.l.), where we will camp after 7 hours of hiking.

DAY 5:  PACAYMAYU – WIÑAYWAYNA

This is the longest but the most interesting and impressive day of our trek, since we will visit countless archaeological sites accompanied by our guide, who will explain the history of the places we visit.

From Pacaymayu we will go up to the second pass: the Abra de Runkurakay (3970 masl). We will visit the archaeological complex of the same name at 3800 meters above sea level, and we will find important vestiges of the Inca culture. After crossing the pass we will descend towards Yanacona (black lagoon) to finally arrive at Sayacmarca (3624 masl), where we will enjoy a 20-minute guided tour. Then we will go to “Chaquicocha”, where we will have lunch and then continue our walk in a geography that changes from dry and mountainous to the semitropical green of the jungle.

We will continue up an easy climb and pass through an Inca tunnel until we reach the pass or Abra de Phuyu Patamarca (3,580 m.a.s.l.), our third mountain pass. Phuyu Patamarca, which means “The Cloud over the City”, is one of the most complete and best preserved archaeological complexes and is located at the highest point of the mountain. Here we will witness a sophisticated complex made up of water sources with solid foundations and impressive views of the Urubamba River. We will continue descending towards Wiñayhuayna (2650 m.a.s.l.), which means “Forever Young”, for a guided visit to this spectacularly located archaeological complex. We will have dinner and spend the night in the camp.

DAY 6:  WIÑAYWAYNA – MACHU PICCHU – CUSCO

In Wiñaywayna we will get up early, at approximately 4:00 a.m., to head towards the Puerta del Sol or “Inti Punku”. In this impressive place, we will delight ourselves with a panoramic view of Machu Picchu and we will observe the exit, after a walk on the flat stones that adorn the edge of the cliffs of the mountain. From “Inti Punku” we will walk for 40 minutes until we reach Machu Picchu, where we will enjoy a two-hour guided tour. Then we will have free time to walk around the citadel and marvel at the spectacular views of valleys and mountains. Likewise, we can visit the temple of the Moon and the fabulous Inca bridge. Next, in the afternoon we will descend towards the town of Aguas Calientes, where we will have the option of visiting the thermal baths. Finally, we will board the return train to the city of Cusco.

DAY 7: CUSCO

Free day

At night, we will have a pre-departure briefing about the Manu National Parkt 4 days tour.

Double accommodation at hotel.

DAY 8: CUSCO – CLOUD FOREST

We will leave the Cusco city very early in the morning on our tourist transport. We will cross interesting inter-Andean valleys and picturesque peasant communities. We will visit Paucartambo, a picturesque colonial town, and its interesting museum. Lunch on the route. We continue towards the Cloud Forest, an area very rich in endemic species such as the Spectacled Bear and Cock of the Rock, orchids, bromeliads, ferns, lichens, etc. observing nature and then continue to our hostel where we will spend our first night comfortably installed.

DAY 9:CLOUD FOREST – ERIKA LODGE

Early in the morning, we will look for the interesting Cock of the Rock, the national bird of Peru that performs a unique courtship ritual. After breakfast, we continue to the town of Pilcopata*, later to the port of Atalaya, a place located on the banks of the Alto Madre de Dios River, 700 meters above sea level, from where we will begin the descent by boat to observe the enormous diversity of existing bird species, such as herons. , vultures, cormorants, etc. until we reach our lodge “Erika”. We will walk through the interesting trails of this transitional point between high jungle and low jungle where the guide will search, show and explain the interesting diversity of wildlife in the surroundings. Overnight at the hostel. Those who wish can do the activity of a night walk to observe insects and amphibians.

Rafting – Free Option 1: This is an option that you can add to your trip, from Pilcopata we do 1 hour and 30 minutes of class I and II rafting down the Koñec and/or Alto Madre de Dios rivers. You will enjoy the wonderful landscape and if you wish you can swim in its refreshing waters.

DAY 10: ERIKA LODGE

We will have a morning walk where the guide will search, show and explain the interesting diversity of wildlife in the surroundings. We will board our boat to cross the river and walk for 30 minutes along a path to observe and talk about interesting flora such as sensitive plants, heliconias, fruit trees, etc. until we reach the Machuwasi lagoon where we will row in rustic canoes to observe birds such as the primitive hoatzin, hopefully, alligators, monkeys, and capybaras. Night walk around our lodge to observe insects and amphibians.

Canopy – Free Option 2: Customers who wish to go through the jungle from tree to the tree do this canopy sport that consists of a system of rails with which they slide at great speed over the trees of this wonderful Amazon jungle and finally make a 15-meter rappel.

DAY 11: ERIKA LODGE – CUSCO

Early in the morning, we board our boat to go to the clay lick, where different species of parrots such as the blue-headed parrot, white-eyed parakeet, and possibly the Maracano macaw, among others, come down every morning to extract clay for their dietary balance.

At the end of this activity, we will return to our hostel to pack and board the boat to Puerto de Atalaya, here we board our bus to return to Cusco. Our lunch will be halfway. We will be arriving in Cusco at approximately 7:30 p.m.

DAY 12: CUSCO

This day we will have the transfer to the airport.

End of our services!

Included

INCLUDED:

  • All transfers mentioned
  • 05 nights in double rooms, 3* hotels with breakfast
  • 03 nights in double tents on the Inca Trail
  • 03 nights in a basic lodge in Manu
  • Visit to the city with transportation, guide and entrance tickets
  • Visit to the Sacred Valley with transportation, guide, entrance tickets and lunch

Transport: Inca Trail:

  • Transportation by bus to the beginning of the hike (Km 82).
  • Return train ticket from Aguas Calientes to Ollantaytambo in “Expedition” Tourist Service or similar.
  • Transportation by bus from the Ollantaytambo train station to Cusco.

Entrance Tickets to Inca Trail: 

  • Entrance ticket to Inca Trail and Machu Picchu

Meals Inca Trail: 

  • 03 Breakfast.
  • 03 Lunches.
  • 03 Dinners.
  • Water, we will supply the necessary water during the 4 days at meal times, for this you must bring your water canteen to fill it.

Inca Perú Travel Equipment: 

  • Professional Bilingual tour guide (English/Spanish).
  • Porters in charge of transporting camping equipment.
  • Cook in charge of food preparation.
  • Accommodation for guides, cooks and porters.
  • Camping equipment (tents, kitchen, dining room, chairs, tables, mats).

Others:

  • First Aid Kit
  • Emergency Oxygen bottle
  • Taxes and authorizations.

Manu National Park:

  • Tourist transport
  • river transport
  • Complete food during the trip (vegetarian option available)
  • specialized bilingual guide
  • Complete rafting equipment
  • Canopy equipment
  • First aid kit
  • Luggage storage service
  • Safe for documents and valuables

NOT INCLUDED:

  • National/International flight tickets
  • Tips
  • Cold drinks, alcoholic drinks
  • Extras

Recomendations

WE RECOMMEND TO BRING:

  • Original passport.
  • Sunscreen
  • Raincoat.
  • Long sleeve shirts.
  • Long pants.
  • Light shoes or sneakers.
  • Insect repellent
  • Swimsuits.
  • Summer/winter clothing.
  • Hat
  • Sunglasses and plastic bag.
  • Camera and batteries.
  • Reusable or disposable water bottle.
  • Personal medications.
  • Travel insurance.
  • Extra money.

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REVIEWS

Verónica C
Verónica C
2024-03-28
Excelente experiencia. Volvería a Perú y a contratar a Inca Perú Travel La experiencia con la agencia de turismo fue excelente y el personal es muy atento. Siempre puntuales y cumpliendo con lo pactado. Muy recomendable
Preeti K
Preeti K
2024-03-11
Excellent - keep it going The more that is said about this team is definitely less. Jhon and I had been in touch for the last six months to draw this trip and since then to now when it is in conceptualisation it has been top notch professional with a touch of personal with them checking on my well-being etc. Abel came in once I arrived at Lima and since then has been my support. Guys this is a tour operator must to be considered. Infact I have met so many in Cusco who asked me of my trip details and I have no hesitations in recommending them. Bravo
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ivani a
2024-03-07
Viagem Fantástica Agência incrível! Guias fantásticos! Em especial John, Abel e José Luiz. Super educados! Muito atenciosos! Tornaram a nossa viagem ainda mais inesquecível! Receba o meu abraço carinhoso ❤️
Andreia L
Andreia L
2024-03-07
Uma inesquecível viagem por Machu Pichu Atendimento personalizado que nos encantaram! Serviços e as recomendações foram incríveis! Sempre muito atentes! Parabéns em especial para Abel, John e José Luís em Cusco!
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Caroline d
2024-03-01
Ótimo passeio! Fizemos o passeio para Machu Picchu e tudo foi incrível, nós buscaram no horário combinado no hotel, o carro e motorista eram ótimos. Eles cuidaram de reservar as passagens de trem e ônibus e os ingressos para vista à Machu Picchu e tudo saiu perfeito. O guia da vista também foi excelente, muito atencioso e solicitou, além de ótimo fotografo. Tudo foi impecável!
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2024-02-29
Surpreendente Desde o primeiro contato eles foram super atenciosos, montaram meu roteiro do jeito que eu queria e foi tudo pefeito. Cumprem todos os horarios e a atençao dada pelo Abel do inicio ao fim da viagem fez toda a diferença. Com toda certeza indicarei a Inca Peru Travel a todos os meus amigos do Brasil.
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2024-02-28
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2024-01-28
Excelente experiência Desde o primeiro contato até o último passeio, a agência foi muito eficiente. Fomos atendidos pelo Abel, que foi sempre muito atencioso, correto e nos ajudou com todos os detalhes da nossa viagem, garantindo que tudo ocorresse perfeitamente. Os guias (Ed, Vilma, Monica, Giovanni) também foram excelentes. Recomendamos muito a agência Inca Peru Travel!
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2024-01-24
Cuzco trip January 2024 Wonderfull The services was great (follow up, assistance, attention to detail, tour guides friendly , etc) I would recommend them. Adventure and satisfaction 100% guarantee
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2024-01-18
Encantada Estou encantada com as belezas do Peru e com o atendimento que recebi em todos os locais que fui, a empresa Inca Travel foi excelente na indicacao dos passeios e escolha dos parceiros e guias, estão de parabéns. Estendo meus agradecimentos especiais ao atendente.Abel, Jhon e aos guias que nos acompanharam.

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