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4 Days Trek

4-day Trek Details.

4-day Trek Sumary

  Day 1 Day 2 Day 3 Day 4
Departure Point Km 82 Wayllabamba Paqaymayu Wiñayhuayna
Arrival Point Wayllabamba Paqaymayu Wiñayhuayna Machu Picchu
Distance
Duration
8 miles (13 km)
5 h
7 miles (11 km)
7 h
10 miles (16 km)
10 h
3 miles (5 km)
2 h
Breakfast  
Lunch
Snack  
Dinner  
Activities Transfer from Cuzco to the Inca Trail and Trek Trek Trek Trek, tour in Machu Picchu and return to Cuzco

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Day 1: Cusco - Inca Trail (Piscacucho - Wayllabamba)

  • Very early in the morning we will pick you up from your hotel to transfer you by bus to the km 82 where we will arrive at 11:00. We will meet there the members of the staff who will join us for the trek, porters, cooks, etc. Then the trekking begins.
  • This first day is pretty easy the first kilometers. We will have a beautiful view of the Veronica glacier and we will walk near Vilcanota River until we get to the archaeological complex of Patallacta. We will have lunch and rest before continuing to Huayllabamba where we will set the first camp.

    Included meals: Lunch, diner

Day 2: Inca Trail (Wayllabamba - Warmiwañusca - Pacaymayo)

  • After breakfast, the hardest part of the trail begins because we will reach the first step called Warmiwañusca up to 4200 m.a.s.l. You will enjoy incredible panoramic views of the mountain chains of this area.
  • After lunch, we begin the way down towards Pacaymayo valley where we will set the second camp.

    Included meals: Breakfast, lunch, dinner

Day 3: Inca Trail (Pacaymayo - Phuya Patamarka - Wiñayhuayna)

  • Early in the morning, only after a 30 minute walk, we will fin the archaeological complex of Runkurakay. At his point we will see the inca trail is completely covered with stones and some places it is up to 2 meters wide. We will see Inca architecture; we will visit Sayacmarca, a beautiful complex. We will also go through a tunnel to reach the archaeological site of Phuyupatamarca.
  • Then, we will continue the way down through an interesting path, covered with dense vegetation of the rainforest, very rich in plants and animals. Two hours later, we will arrive to Wiñayhuayna where we will set the third night camp.

    Included meals: Breakfast, lunch, dinner

Day 4: Inca Trail (Wiñayhuayna) - Machu Picchu - Cusco

  • Very early, we will begin walking to get to the Intipunku (Sun Gate), from where we will be able to see the Citadel of Machu Picchu.
  • Around 08:00, we will have a guided tour of the citadel (a duration of about 2:30) visiting the Main Square, the Circular Tower, the Sacred Solar Clock, the Royal Quarters, the temple of the Three Windows and the cemeteries.
  • Free time to stroll around the citadel. Lunch at a local restaurant.
  • In the afternoon or in the evening (depending on available schedules and train category), return by railway and road transport to Cusco. Upon arrival, transfer to your hotel.

    Included meals: Breakfast, lunch

In option, it is possible to stay a 5th day in Aguas Calientes/Machu Picchu to enjoy even more this wonderful site. In this case, you can book separately:

  • Additional entrances for Machu Picchu.
  • Additional round trip transfers by bus to Machu Picchu.
  • Additional lunches in Aguas Calientes.

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For those wanting to visit Wayna Picchu instead of or after Machu Picchu, please notice that from now on the access is limited and has a cost (see explanations).

 


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