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Ultimate Inca Trail

8 days with Contiki   Rating: Budget
Restricted to Ages 18-35

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Itinerary
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DAY 1 CUSCO  
Meet up with your Contiki team this morning & get ready for your adventure to begin!  The modern-day starting point for visits to Machu Picchu, we’ll explore this ancient city on foot, then the afternoon is free for you to explore, your way. From ancient Inca buildings, intricate colonial architecture, artisan shops & boutiques, to delicious cuisine & adrenaline activities, there’s something for everyone! (Dinner)
 
DAY 2 CUSCO TO SACRED VALLEY  
Today we explore the Sacred Valley. Take a guided tour of the Pisac and Ollantaytambo ruins, one of Peru’s oldest towns before spending the night in the Sacred Valley. Tonight make sure you rest up, as tomorrow the expedition to Machu Picchu will begin! (Breakfast)
 
DAY 3 INCA TRAIL TREK  
This morning the adventure will really begin! We will drive to Piscacucho village, at kilometre 82 of the Cusco-Machupicchu Railway, we’ll begin the hike up through the Valley of Wayllabamba, at a relatively easy pace to get acclimatised to the altitude. We'll hike until we reach the first archaeological complex of Llactapata. We'll then continue on until we reach the Wayllabamba campsite, our highest point of the day at 3,000m above sea level and will be our base for the night. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)
 
DAY 4 INCA TRAIL TREK  
On our second day we begin our ascent, to a place called Yunca Chimpa, on the way we will see the nature and ecological change in the region. From here we will continue up to Llulluchapampa (3,750 metres). From this point we can see the Wayllabamba valley and Warmiwañusca (Located at 4,200 metres) also called Dead Woman Pass. We will then descend to our campsite at Pacaymayo (3,600m) in the afternoon. (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)
 
DAY 5 INCA TRAIL TREK  
The third day will start with an ascent to the Ruins of Runkurakay, an inca resting place and see us climb to Runkurakay pass which is 3,860m. We start the descent to the impressive Archeaological Site of Sayaqmarca (3,600m), a mysterious inca outpost. We'll continue to the Archaeological centres of Phuyupatamarca ”Town Above the Cloud"" (3,600m), then finish the day at our campsite and final site of the day, Wiñay Wayna ruins (Forever Young) located at 2,650m (8,694 ft.). (Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner)
 
DAY 6 MACHU PICCHU TO SACRED VALLEY  
This morning the adventure will really begin! We will drive to Piscacucho village, at kilometre 82 of the Cusco-Machupicchu Railway, we’ll begin the hike up through the Valley of Wayllabamba, at a relatively easy pace to get acclimatised to the altitude. We'll hike until we reach the first archaeological complex of Llactapata. We'll then continue on until we reach the Wayllabamba campsite, our highest point of the day at 3,000m above sea level and will be our base for the night. (Breakfast)
 
DAY 7 SACRED VALLEY TO CUSCO  
Today we make our way back to Cusco via the Sacred Valley.  We will stop at the weaving community of Chinchero, one of the great local causes supported by Contiki, ContikiCares & The TreadRight Foundation, in partnership with the Alliance for Artisan Enterprise, launched a grants program in 2015 that seeks to support local artisans. You will visit the Cusco Centre for Textile Traditions, one of the first recipients of the new grants program. The centre employs more than 500 people from the Cusco region in an effort to maintain the more than 10,000 year old Andean weaving traditions. We will then arrive back to Cusco. Enjoy a free afternoon; relax with a book or wander the town before we meet up with the group for our farewell dinner. (Breakfast, Dinner)
 
DAY 8 CUSCO  
It’s time to says Adios to your new friends as your trip ends at 11am this morning. Don't forget to swap email addresses & say bye to your Trip Manager as your South American adventure comes to a close.
 
Please note: This is a flexible itinerary. Space to trek the Inca Trail is in high demand with limited spaces each day. As a result, the 4-day hike may be on different days than specified. (Breakfast)
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All This Included
  • 4 nights in twin share hotels & 3 nights camping on the Inca Trail
  • Sightseeing tours of all major areas
  • Local taxes & services charges
  • An experienced & professional Trip Manager
  • English speaking local guides
  • 15 meals: 7 breakfasts, 3 lunches & 5 dinners
Highlights
  • 2 World Heritage Sites visited
  • City walking tour
  • Visit San Blas, La Catedral & Koricancha
  • Try some local Chicha de Jora
  • Entry into the Sacred Valley & a guided tour of the ancient ruins of Pisac & Ollantaytambo
  • Inca Trail and Machu Picchu guided tour
  • Visit the weaving community of Chinchero, a TreadRight sponsored initiative
Accommodations
Hotel (4 nights)
Twin Share Tent (3 nights)
Notes
  • This is a flexible itinerary. Space to trek the Inca Trail is in high demand with limited spaces each day. As a result, the 4-day hike may be on different days than specified.
  • Visa may be required, please check with your local embassy.
  • Accommodations on the Trek portion are in tents provided by Contiki. Sleeping bags are NOT included, however, you can rent one from Contiki for a nominal fee.
  • For the 4 day Inca Trail Trek, it’s recommended that hikers take a small day pack for snacks, camera & water for the daily treks.
  • Due to tight governmental regulations and our commitment to fair working conditions, hikers are permitted to bring 5kg of personal items for the trek.
  • Please ask your Vacations To Go travel counselor for more information.
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