This trek takes 3 days/2nights and ends in Machu Picchu.
3 DAYS / 2 NIGHTS Inca Trail
This trek takes 3 days/2nights and ends in Machu Picchu.
3 DAYS / 2 NIGHTS Inca Trail
Inca Trail Marathon To Machu Picchu, If you have already heard about the Inca Trail, now we present this version of the Inca Trail 3 Days Marathon, as challenging as its name says. Without a doubt, this is the most special Marathon route in South America, a totally unforgettable activity!
On this hike, you will have to complete the 27 miles in just two days, and then on the third day, you will visit the «lost city» of Machu Picchu before taking the train back to the ancient capital of Cusco.
On this hike, you will discover many Inca ruins, your first view of Machu Picchu from the Inti Punku (Sun Gate) – The special prize for this hike.
Duration: 3 days / 2 nights
Level and requirement: IMPORTANT! Challenging level! This excursion is only for people in good physical shape and well acclimatized. See notes at the beginning of the itinerary.
Spaces available: Only 500 spaces are available for this hike, so you must reserve your space several months in advance.
This expedition starts very early in the morning when we pick you up from your hotel in the morning, and we will pick you up at your hotel at 8 am. It would be advisable to skip breakfast or bring a snack from your hotel. We will make a stop in Ollantaytambo for last-minute shopping; here we will have the opportunity to have breakfast if you wish.
We will reach the area of Pisacucho (also known as kilometer 82), where our hike begins. Arriving at kilometer 82, it is necessary to have the tickets, passports and student card (if you have one).
Crossing the Urubamba River, we start our hike through a path full of cactus that grow in this area, and we will also find the Tara tree. We will go on a 6 km trail to Llactapata, the first Inca site of our trip, and where we will camp for the night (or maybe we will go to Huayllabamba, have dinner here and have a short meeting the next day and an early night.
This trekking day starts at 4 am, breakfast will be prepared at 6 am. We will begin our marathon of about 24 miles over three passes – we will reach Machu Picchu in approximately 6 to 9 hours.
We will pass through traditional villages, and have lunch at the Inca site of Llulluchapampa. From here, we will begin the steep ascent to the highest pass (the Abra de Huarmihuañusca or «dead woman» pass – Height 4200m / 13779ft). Here we will have an incredible sense of accomplishment upon reaching the summit. Here we will proceed down four 600ms (1980ft) of over 3 kilometers (1.8 miles) through very humid forest to Pacasmayo. We will continue our trek through Sayakmarka, the Classic Inca Trail. We will continue through Phuyupatamarca (which means «City in the Clouds»), and reach the third highest point of the Inca Trail (3680m).
From here we will continue our hike until we reach Wiñaywayna and finally to Inti Punku and the famous image of Machu Picchu will be in front of us. At this point we will not yet enter the ruins of Machu Picchu, but we will go down to the village of Aguas Calientes by bus (or we can also run). Where we can rest and take a shower, we will have a celebratory dinner in Aguas Calientes, in a restaurant.
We will start the day very early at 4:30 in the morning, followed by breakfast at 5 am in the hotel. We will take our bus to Machu Picchu. It will be about 25 minutes from Machu Picchu that opens at 6 in the morning.
Please be sure to bring your original passport to show the Rangers (you can get a Machu Picchu stamp on your ticket). Your guide will take you to the best places in Machu Picchu and enjoy the sunrise (depending on the weather).
Then you will have a guided tour of about two and a half hours, where you can explore Machu Picchu with your tour guide. You will also have free time to explore the site on your own. If you have booked, Huayna Picchu will upload it at this time. The climb to Huayna Picchu is an hour and a half, but if you do not reserve for this mountain,
You still have the option to climb to the Puerta del Sol (an hour and a half) or the Inca Bridge (45 minutes). In the afternoon, you must take a bus to the city to enjoy your lunch. You will take an afternoon train to Ollantaytambo, where our driver will be waiting for you to transfer you back to Cusco. We will drop you off at your hotel.
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Permits are needed for your chosen start date. Tour prices are based on the number of people in a group. Prices are valid from March 2022 through January 2023. All prices quoted are $USD
Important: Price includes up to 7 kilos of your personal belongings to be carried by the mules (NO need of extra Porter hire!).
On these 4 exciting days, we would like to guide you along the Inca Trail to the ruins of Machu Picchu. With your comfort, enjoyment, and wonder in mind, we will make sure your trip is absolutely unforgettable.
Due to the limited number of permits per day, the trail will not be very congested. As a result, you will get to enjoy the amazing views and environment without feeling stressed or pressured.
Throughout the trip, you will get to explore a variety of different areas, from the rain forest to a variety of high altitude passes, to several incredible archaeological sites.
The hiking will be strenuous at times. This is mainly due to the altitude. However, we will give you all the time you need to acclimatize. Furthermore, we will provide you with many tips to better deal with the altitude, including the suggestion to have chocolates and coca leaves with you.
Every night of this trip, you will get to rest in a scenic and comfortable camp site. At the sites, you can discuss the day’s events, while enjoying a delicious meal.
Finally, when we reach Machu Picchu, hoping with the weather cooperating so you can enjoy a glorious sun rise, you will get to enjoy hours exploring the legendary ruins before returning to Cuzco.
Walking the Inca Trail is a mesmerizing experience. If you would like to do it, all you have to do is send us a request.
If the Inca Trail is full, we can also take you to Machu Picchu along an alternative path on this 4 day trek.
In SULLPAYKY EXPERIENCES we are not only a Travel Agency, we are a 100% Quechua family with more than 15 years of experience in the world of tourism. Our mission is to offer an unforgettable experience that will mark your life, based on Inca values: honesty, love and respect. For this reason, we offer a different kind of tourism, in which our priority is to give you more than a fun trip, a trip of reunion with yourself, to know your essence through the most sacred thing we have, our land, the Pachamama.
We are specialists in creating a personalized experience, so we have more than 28 tours that can be modified according to your needs (from the classic Inca Trail to innovative and alternative tours such as Moonstone) because there are many ways to know Machu Picchu, however, we are convinced that there is only one right for each client. . We also offer tours for clients with special needs.
We offer personalized assistance 24 hours a day, before and during your trip. When you contact us, you will be attended by our Peru travel experts, who will be happy to assist you and help you as soon as possible, answering your questions and providing you with information, as well as recommendations to prepare you physically and mentally for the experience you will live.
All our staff is 100% Quechua and is in constant training to always offer the best possible service. Our guides are Quechua mystics who will provide you with a unique experience. They also have basic training in photography and are equipped with a semi-professional camera to document your entire trip so you don’t have to worry about anything except enjoying every moment. Our cooks have chef training and will be informed of any dietary restrictions (such as allergies).
SULLPAYKY EXPERIENCES is a local travel agency and tour operator authorized by the institutions that govern tourism regulations in Peru. That is why we have the necessary licenses and permits to operate within our country.
We also emphasize that we are against the exploitation of the Pachamama (earth) and our wayki (brothers), so we offer a totally ecological tourism and well paid for all our workers, as we seek to be the difference in everything.
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About SULLPAYKY EXPERIENCES Licenses and Authorizations
SULLPAYKY EXPERIENCES – Travel Agency and Tour Operator, complies with all the requirements and licenses necessary to operate and offer various services in the field of tourism throughout the Peruvian territory. The institutions mentioned below are in charge of regulating the tourism industry in Peru and we are subscribed to them:
We are authorized by DIRCETUR (Regional Directorate of Foreign Trade and Tourism of Cusco), a government agency that promotes competition, sustainability, and diversification of Peruvian exportable products, tourism, and handicrafts.
We are subscribed to PROMPERU (Commission for the Promotion of Peru for Exports and Tourism), an institution belonging to the Ministry of Foreign Trade and Tourism of our country.
We are also subscribed to SERNANP, in order to operate in the Inca Trail Network. The National Service of Natural Areas Protected by the State, which is a specialized technical public agency of the Peruvian government, under the Ministry of Environment of Peru, is in charge of directing and establishing the technical and administrative criteria for the conservation of the Natural Protected Areas of Peru.
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