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4 Day Inca Trail To Machu Picchu - Private Service

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    Day 1: The Inca Trail Adventure – Ayapata Camp

    Pass By: Llulluchapampa, 08680, Peru
    The meeting point will be at Hotel 04h30 we will continue until we get to ‘Piscacucho’ and get our check-in. We will need to show our passport, tickets, etc. at the control point. Remember there is limited access to the Inca Trail. This is the moment to use restrooms, applying sunscreen, insect repellent, etc. We have ahead a marvelous Inca Valley, used by the great Inca master himself and its royal courtship, to get to Machu Picchu. Now, you are so lucky in tracing the Inca steps all the way of what it was for them a meaningful sacred journey. The Trail begins at 2,720m / 8,923 ft and we will be heading across the Vilcanota River on the right side.

    Pass By: Huillca Raccay, Cusco Region, Urubamba Province, Ollantaytambo 08676, Peru
    But the path soon begins to get abruptly lean through the cloud forest. In time will spot the great views of an Inca Fortress called 'Huillca Raccay', as well as the vast and incredible Inca site of 'Patallacta'. Also, we will see the Urubamba mountain range that divides the jungle, the Andes and the beautiful snow-capped peak of 'W'akay Willca' at 5, 860m /19,225 ft, known as Veronica.

    Stop At: Wayllabamba Camp, 08680, Peru
    There was so much beauty to admire on this first day out of the Inca Trail 4-day hike, an incredible encounter with the Andean nature. Now we will set up our first campsite near the small village of Wayllabamba 3, 000m / 9, 842ft in the temperate valley of the same name. Temperatures at night are around 5ºC (depending on the month).
    Duration: 7 hours

    Meals included:
    • Lunch
    • Dinner
    Accommodation included: Campsite

    Day 2: The Inca Trail Adventure – Chaquicocha Camp

    Pass By: Dead Woman, 08680, Peru
    After you have finished your breakfast made by our cooks we will get ready for the day ahead of us. It is 5:30 am but we will need most of the daylight and strength for what it comes next on our trek. We will climb a steep ascent which it will take us some hours to achieve. For the Inca, this was part of pilgrimage route, a sacred one, to become one with the Apus (mountains) or the gods protecting the Andes. After some hours we have reached the highest pass at Abra de Warrmihuañusca or 'Dead Woman's Pass' at 4,200 m / 13,779 ft. This was not an easy task, and you should be proud of yourself because is not easy to get to this point.

    Pass By: Rio Pacaymayo, 08680, Peru
    After a rest, we begin the descent to our lunch stop which is located at Pacaymayu at 3, 550m /11,646 ft. As we are passing, we will be able to see lots of hummingbirds as well as other birds species. Also, we will appreciate an incredible variety of native plants, trees such as the ´Polylepis´ which only grow in the cloud forest located at 3,650m /11,972ft.

    Pass By: Runkuracay, Machu Picchu Peru
    After lunch, we will take another 2 hours steep climb to Runkurakay pass at almost 4,000m and set up our campsite by 5 pm. Temperatures at this campsite are around 4ºC during the night.

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    • Dinner
    Accommodation included: Campsite

    Day 3: The Inca Trail – Wiñay Wayña Camp

    Pass By: Phuyupatamarka, Urubamba 08680, Peru
    It’s great camping surrounded by incredible landscapes and seeing a unique Andean flora and fauna.
    Total distance to be covered on day 3: 10km (5 hours more or less). Once you have uploaded all the energy you need by finishing your breakfast, we will get ready to follow our trail. A gentle climb will lead us to our first stop at the archaeological site of 'Phuyupatamarca' meaning 'Town in the Clouds' and reach the third highest point on the trail 3, 680 m. The views of the mountains, canyons, and surrounding areas are spectacular! As we are walking to third pass the Inca site of 'Phuyupatamarca'. Then we continue walking 3,000 steps through the cloud forest at the impressive agricultural Inca site of 'Intipata'.

    Pass By: Winay Wayna, Machu Picchu Peru
    Later on, during our trail, we will arrive at our third campsite Wiñay Wayna at 2,680m/8, 792 ft. We have walked so far between 4 to 5 hours and will arrive at camp by lunchtime. A short distance from our campsite is located the Inca site of the same name 'Wiñay Wayna' or 'Forever Young' which is a must to visit and now we are close to complete the Inca Trail hike.

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    • Lunch
    • Dinner
    Accommodation included: Campsite

    Day 4: End The Inca Trail – Machu Picchu

    Stop At: Machu Picchu, Machu Picchu, Sacred Valley, Cusco Region
    The Inca was the son of 'Inti' (The Sun) and only him was allowed to do this trail as it was its path to the glory among the Apus and enjoyment of his royal house, Machu Picchu. You are now become part of the Royalty too or feel like it as you have mixed with the Apus on this spiritual journey. Thus, after completing the Inca Trail things are not going to be the same any longer. Total distance to be covered on day 4: 5 km (around 2 hours). It is time to wake up, have an early breakfast and get on the road again. On this early start, we have to get to 'Intipunku' ('Sun gate') (2,730 m / 8,792 ft) before sunrise. You will get your first great view of Machu Picchu (2,400m / 7,873 ft) with the sun rising over it. We will spend some time there taking the impressive tour of the ancient city, including the royal house of the Inca. After some time there, we will walk down the last part of the trail to a spot where you can take the classic postcard picture of the city, and then you´ll have the guided tour to know everything about the archeological site. Our guide will let you enjoy 2 more hours’ tour on your own to discover the citadel or to make the hike to any of the mountains: Machu Picchu Mountain or Huayna Picchu Mountain. Once you’ve finished we will meet our guide in Aguas Calientes, you can get there whether by bus or by foot. We will have lunch in Aguas Calientes and our guide will give you the tickets back to Cusco. The first train to Poroy and then bus to Cusco.
    Duration: 3 hours

    Meals included:
    • Breakfast
    No accommodation included on this day.
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    Important Information
    Departure Point
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    Departure Time
    4:00 AM
    Duration
    4 days
    Inclusions
    • 3x Breakfast
    • 3x Dinner
    • 3x Lunch
    • Accommodation included: 3 nights
    • Professional bilingual tour guide.
    • Assistant tour guide (for groups of 9 or more people)
    • Transportation - bus to kilometer 82 and train back (train service to Ollantaytambo)
    • Collection from Ollantaytambo train station (on day 4)
    • Bus trip from Machu Picchu down to Aguas Calientes.
    • Water (you need to bring water for the first morning then we will provide you with drinking - previously boiled - water)
    • 3 breakfasts, 3 lunches, 3 afternoon snacks, 3 dinners and various snacks to be eaten throughout the day (breakfast on day 1 + lunch in Aguas Calientes are not included)
    • Dining tent with tables and chairs. Cook.
    • 4-man tent (per 2 people)
    • Foam sleeping mattress.
    • Porters (they carry cooking and camping equipment)
    • Oxygen bottle.
    • Personal porter to carry 7 Kg of your personal effects.
    • First Aid kit.
    • Fuel surcharge
    • Entry/Admission - Wayllabamba Camp
    Exclusions
    • Single supplement fee $60.00
    • Walking sticks
    • For the Inca trail – first breakfast, lunch and dinner on the last day are not included
    • Entrance to Huayna Picchu.
    • Gratitudes
    • Meals that are not stated otherwise
    • Personal porter to carry 7 Kg of your personal effects.
    • Travel insurance - You are strongly recommended to take out travel insurance for the duration of your trip.
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    Additional Info
    • Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
    • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Minimum age is 10 years
    • Important: If you wish to climb Huayna Picchu, tickets need to be booked well in advance. There are two time sessions: 7am - 8am or 10am -11am. If you get the permits for the 7am start, you may probably have to miss the Machu Picchu guided tour
    • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
    • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
    • This is a private tour/activity. Only your group will participate
    Cancellation Policy
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    Like I'm sure you are doing now, we read a lot of reviews before choosing Valencia Travel, and it was a top-notch experience from our first interaction until our amazing guide (Rene Suyo -- he was "boots on the ground" so most of the review is about him) dropped us off at our
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    Dear Guest: Thank you so much for your kind words. We really appreciate you taking the time out to share your experience with us—and we agree, Rene is truly a gem to have on our team! Rene will receive the recognition he deserves for being an amazing tour guide. The whole staff work hard to meet expectations like yours, and we’re happy to hear we hit the mark for you. Come back and see us soon. Cheers! Rene Hurtado V. General Manager
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    Let me start by saying that we were a group of 3 inexperienced hikers from New York City who decided it would be fun to attempt the 4-day Inca Trail. We splurged for the private tour (so happy we did). In the months leading up to our trip, I emailed Valencia many, many times
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    Dear Guest, Let me say that I highly appreciate your positive feedback about our provided service. Thank you for choosing Valencia Travel Cusco to arrange your adventure in Peru. We do take pride in catering to our guests' needs the best way we can. I will be sure to let Rene and Mario know how much of animpact they made on your experience. If you're traveling to our area again soon, don't hesitate to call us, more than happy to help you! Rene Hurtado V. General Manager
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    What an amazing trip!! My friend and I couldn't be happier with Valencia Travel! We booked a 7 day Peru/Machu Picchu trip with day trips in Cusco and the Sacred Valley. Diana with Valencia Travel kept in touch before our trip and answered all our questions timely. Thanks Diana!
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    Responded 28 May 2019
    Dear guest: Thank you so much for such a great review! We all work really hard to offer the best experience in the best possible environment, so I´m happy to see it reflected on your visit. We want every experience to be “five stars”! Glad to hear you love your experience and the team will be thrilled to hear your feedback! I made sure Diana, Andres, Javier, David and Inca trail staff got the recognition they deserved. They were really happy to see your review. We really appreciate the time you took to write this kind comment. Don't hesitate to call us if there's anything we can help you with for your next trip. Have a wonderful day! Rene Hurtado V. General Manager
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    Valencia Travel Cusco went above and beyond to help make my experience on the Inca Trail an unforgettable one. Things that made the trip a great success: - Nicanor (Nico) has been one of the best guides I’ve ever had in my experiences traveling. Nico is quite passionate about
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    Responded 7 Apr 2019
    Dear guest; Thank you so much for your kind words. We really appreciate you taking the time out to share your experience with us—and we agree, Nico, Wilfredo, Vanessa and the porters team are truly gems to have on our team! We count ourselves lucky for customers like you. We work hard to meet expectations like yours, and we’re happy to hear we hit the mark for you. Come back and see us soon. Cheers!
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    Responded 31 Mar 2019
    Dear friends: we are very glad you had this unforgettable experience and wonderful time with Valencia Travel, Your comments are highly appreciated. Receive the greetings from all the Valencia Travel team. Hope to see you again.
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