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  • Fly from Lima to Cuzco with time to acclimatize
  • Enjoy trekking the original Inca Trail to Machu Picchu
  • Experience hidden archaeological sites in the Andes
  • Learn about Inca history in Machu Picchu with a guide
Start and end in Cusco, the Inca Trail Trek Experience 8D/7N (Lima To Cuzco) trip is a guided trekking trip that takes 8 days. You will travel through Cusco in Peru. Inca Trail Trek Experience 8D/7N (Lima To Cuzco) is a small group trip which includes accommodation, transport, meals and others.

A spectacularly rich experience in the Andean Mountains awaits you! Travel from Lima to Cuzco and prepare to immerse yourself in the Inca culture as you hike 43 kilometres through the heart of the beautiful Andes, to the Inca Capital of Machu Picchu.
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You will be picked up at your accommodation/meeting point for your shuttle transfer to Miraflores/San Isidro, where you’ll be dropped off at your next accommodation/meeting point.
You will be picked up at your accommodation/meeting point for your shuttle transfer to Miraflores/San Isidro, where you’ll be dropped off at your next accommodation/meeting point.
Milhouse Cuzco offers a prime central location, just 200 mts away from Plaza de Armas. It lies in a colonial-style house and is the ideal place to visit Cuzco and its surroundings. All major tourist attractions are within easy walking distance.
Cuzco, Trek to Wayllabamba Camp via Ollantaytambo (L/D)
Accommodation pick-up is between 5:45-6:00 am. Please make all of the necessary preparations one day prior to the trek. You will be taken by bus to the town of Ollantaytambo, where you will have an hour to eat breakfast on your own and purchase last-minute snacks, water and walking sticks. Then you will hop back on the bus to Piscacucho (KM 82) where the famous Inca Trail journey will begin. Bring your original passport, student card (if applicable) for the first Inca Trail checkpoint. Your guide will have your tickets for you. Hike along rolling hills in the Vilcanota River Valley passing by several small archaeological sites along the way. Lunch will be prepared half-way and you will have time to relax before reaching Wayllabamba camp (2,980m).
Trekking: 10 kilometers / 6 hours
Difficulty: Moderate trek along a rolling path gradually ascending from Piscacucho KM 82 (2,570m) through the Urubamba river valley for 10 KM to reach Wayllabamba Camp (2,980m).
Trek to Pacaymayo Camp via Dead Woman's Pass (B/L/D)
After an early breakfast around 6:00 am you will start off on the most challenging day along the trail, with a vertical hike of 6 km (approx. 5 hours) to reach Dead Woman's Pass at 4,215m followed by a 3 km hike down stone steps to reach Pacaymayo camp at 3,600m (approx. 2 hours). Take your time and rest as much as you need, as you will ascend more than 1,200 meters over the course of the morning. Just after you cross Dead Woman's Pass you will be rewarded with spectacular views of nearby snow-capped mountain peaks and roaring waterfalls. Stroll slowly down to Pacaymayo Camp (3,600m) to enjoy the scenery. Arrive in time for lunch and a well-deserved nap. Then you will have the rest of the afternoon to enjoy the camp before dinner and an early bedtime.
Trekking: 10 kilometers / 7 hours

Difficulty: Difficult trekking day starting at Wayllabamba Camp (2,980m) with a constant and demanding ascent of 6.4 KM to Dead Woman’s Pass (4,215m), an elevation gain of 1,200 vertical meters. Descend another 2.4 KM along a stone staircase to reach Pacaymayo Camp (3,600m), a decrease in elevation of 800 vertical meters.
Trek to Wiñayhuayna Camp via Runquracay Pass (B/L/D)
Start with a one-hour hike uphill to visit the Pacaymayo archaeological site. Continue one hour to Runquracay Pass (3,950m) where you can summit the mountain for incredible views of surrounding peaks. Visit 2 more archaeological sites called Sayacmarca & Phuyupatamarca with your guide and have lunch along the way. By late afternoon you will reach Wiñayhuayna High Jungle camp (2,650m) set above a river valley in a high jungle climate. After dinner, say a big THANK YOU to your porters and guides.
Trekking: 15 kilometers / 9 hours
Difficulty: Moderate ups and downs along ancient Inca stairways for 15 KM from Pacaymayo Camp (3,600m) crossing over Runquracay Pass (3,950m) ending at Wiñayhuayna High Jungle Camp (2,650m) with breaks at scenic archaeological sites along the way.
Trek to Sun Gate, Explore Machu Picchu, Return to Cuzco (B)
Wake up between 3:30 and 4:30 am and have breakfast. Get on the trail early and head to the Wiñaywayna checkpoint, joining the lineup to wait for the gate to open at 5:30 am. Once the gate opens, hike about an hour to reach the Sun Gate. We'll keep our fingers crossed for a clear day! Catch the first glimpses of light over the breathtaking ruins of Machu Picchu, a truly once-in-a-lifetime experience. Then continue down the final length of the trail for 40 minutes to reach the Machu Picchu archaeological complex.
Visit this magical site on a 2-hour guided tour and learn about the history of this incredible Inca citadel. Afterwards, you will have free time to explore on your own and take pictures at your leisure. If you're feeling adventurous, take an optional trek to Huayna Picchu or Machu Picchu Mountain (must be booked in advance). Return to Aguas Calientes from where you will catch a train to Ollantaytambo. From Ollantaytambo, you will take a bus back to Cuzco, arriving back around 20:00. You will be dropped off late in the day at the Plaza San Francisco. Please make your own way back to the accommodation of your choice. We wish you the best for your onward travels!
Trekking: 7 kilometers / 2 hours

Difficulty: Follow an easy, flat and narrow 7 KM path from Wiñayhuayna High Jungle Camp (2,650m) to the Sun Gate (2,720m) and finally descend into the archaeological site of Machu Picchu (2,400m)
what’s included
accommodation
  • 1 Cuzco Junior suite
  • 2 Cuzco Junior suite
  • 1 Lima Junior suite
  • 4N Camping during trek (including tent for 2 people and basic sleeping pad)
meals
  • 3 Cuzco Breakfast(s)
  • 3 Cuzco Dinner(s)
  • 1 Cuzco Breakfast(s)reakfast(s)
  • 3 Cuzco Lunch(es) unch(es)
  • 2 Cuzco Breakfast(s)reakfast(s)
transport
  • Cuzco Airport Transfer
  • Lima Airport Transfer
  • Lima to Cuzco
  • Cuzco Airport Transfer
  • Lima Airport Transfer
  • Mixed transport
  • Accommodation pick-up
  • Roundtrip bus to/from start & end point of tour
  • Train Aguas Calientes - Ollantaytambo
extras
  • Fees and extra support
  • Pre-departure briefing
  • Inca Trail and Machu Picchu entrance fees
  • Porters and cook to carry all shared camping equipment
  • Snacks
  • Emergency oxygen bottle
  • First Aid Kit
  • The COMPLETE service INCLUDES a thermal sleeping bag, foam sleeping mat, duffel bag & porter to carry a total of 7kgs of personal gear for each trekker (3kgs sleeping bag & mat + 4kgs personal items).
  • The reduced BASIC (LIGHT) service ONLY INCLUDES a basic foam sleeping mat and EXCLUDES the thermal sleeping bag, duffel bag & porter to carry personal gear. You will carry your own backpack, sleeping bag, mattress & personal gear. 
what’s excluded
  • Airport pick-up/drop-off 
  • Accommodation in Cuzco 
  • Day 1 breakfast, Day 4 lunch & dinner, bottled water 
  • Guide for bus and train transfers 
  • Optional gratuities
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A deposit of 328 USD is required to confirm this tour. The remaining balance will be charged 89 days before departure. For any departures within 19 November 2019 full payment is required.

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The Inca Trail Trek Experience 8D/7N (Lima to Cuzco) tour requires that you have adequate and valid travel insurance covering medical and personal accidents, including repatriation costs and emergency evacuation. We recommend using World Nomads' travel insurance.

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For this Inca Trail Trek Experience 8D/7N (Lima to Cuzco) tour getting the required visa(s) is the responsibility for each individual traveller, as visa requirements vary depending on your nationality. We recommend to check with your local embassies representing the countries that you are travelling to, as part of this itinerary.

CancellationNo additional cancellation fees apply for this Inca Trail Trek Experience 8D/7N (Lima to Cuzco) tour. You can cancel the tour up to 90 days prior departure and avoid paying the full amount, but your deposit paid is non-refundable. No refund applies for cancellations within 89 days of departure.
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