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IMPERIAL ACTIVE CIRCUIT 10 days


This adventure has Inca Trail is considered the best hike in South America. It is a route in which many ecosystems bind with sequence monuments finest Inca architecture, ending in the classic postcard view of Machu Picchu viewed from above. It is that it was designed this way, a route of pilgrimage and purification to enter the sacred llacta. Wonders of Peru is one of the best tour options and super known to the whole world, satisfying and rewarding for those who wish to break with tradition, putting a little effort and sweat to know this enigmatic culture and sacred landscapes surrounded by mountains. Also enjoy the highest navigable lake in the world and rural families who depend on it.

Note

  • The itinerary may change according to availability, climate and health status of the hikers.
  • The train schedule can change according to the availability of the train company.


Day 1: Lima

Accommodation: Hotel in Lima.

Places to visit: Plaza Mayor, Plaza San Martin

Elevation Highest: 161 m / 528 ft ASL

The City of Kings, Lima metropolis grows as fast and modern way. As the only American capital city on the shores of the sea, Lima is crowded (over 8 million) and is full of attractions and internationally renowned restaurants. It is the gastronomic capital of America and just for that reason, one of many that has become a pleasant tourist center. Its beaches, likewise, offer us the beauty of its women and its waves. Their neighborhoods, on the other hand, we teach the deep heart of a thriving city that shows the destination of Peru.

 

At the arrival in this beautiful city, we will receive you at the airport and take you to the hotel of your choice so you can settle in and rest before starting their tour in the afternoon.

City Tour Colonial in Lima (afternoon)

The tour begins with the gathering of our passengers from their hotels in Lima, then we stop at the Intihuatana Park, located on the Malecon of Miraflores, where we will observe the Pacific Ocean. We start our tour by modern residential districts of Miraflores and San Isidro. We observe outside the Huaca Pucllana, ceremonial pre-Inca temple pyramid shaped that has survived the urban sprawl of Lima.

We will continue our journey to the park El Olivar and the Financial Center then we drive to the Historic Center of Lima, declared by UNESCO in 1991 Cultural Heritage of Humanity, where the center of the Spanish colony was established in the sixteenth century and erected the first buildings. Know the Plaza San Martin, balconies and old houses, the Plaza Mayor and its most important buildings like the Government Palace, the Cathedral of Lima, the Archbishop's Palace and Municipal, Desamparados Station, among others

We enter one of the most important monasteries of the seventeenth century. Where the relics of the three Peruvian saints Santa Rosa de Lima, San Martin de Porres and San Juan Macías are preserved. Then return to Miraflores and ending our tour will have the option to stay in the  market in Larcomar or return to your hotel.

Day 2: LIMA - CUSCO

Feeding :Breakfast.

Highest elevation: 3,999 meters / 11,151 feet ASL

Places to visit: Lima and Cusco

Accommodation: Hotel in Cusco.

After breakfast and the start time will take you to the airport so you can take a flight to Cusco (on behalf of the Paxs)

At the airport in Cusco we will receive and transfer to your hotel. You will have free afternoon to acclimatize to the altitude or activities on their own.

Day 3: SACRED VALLEY

Feeding: Breakfast lunch.

Accommodation: Hotel in Cusco.

Places to visit:Cusco, Sacred Valley, Pisac, Urubamba, Ollantaytambo, Chinchero.

The highest elevation (Chincheros) -3,754 meters / 12,316 feet ASL

After enjoying your breakfast you pick between 8:00 am and 8:30 am and begin our tour of the Sacred Valley, will be leaving the city to cross the archaeological park Sacsayhuaman and reach the Taray viewpoint, Broad viewpoint from where the beautiful Inca terraces and current farmland which surround the sacred Inca "Willcamayuc" Rio currency later visited the Archaeological Park of Pisac Also visit the Indian market of Pisac which is very colorful as the locals come close to vend or Acquire local products that people need.

The Indian market of Pisac is the best place to shop for handicrafts and souvenirs. At the end of a time we continue our journey towards Ollantaytambo, Known as the last living Inca city.

We continue our journey and arrive at Chinchero, where the colonial Inca temple and reflects the current syncretism of these great cultures,Chinchero is also known for its great knitters who perform beautiful works with Inca techniques.

Lunch on this tour is included in the town of Urubamba.

We continue our journey and returning to Cusco by land abundant Farming

Arrival in Cusco at approximately 19:00 pm on the stand in the door of your hotel or place you indicate.

Day 4: TREKKING KM 82 “PISCACUCHO TO WAYLLABAMBA”

Distance: 11kms / 6.8 mls (6 hours or so walk)

Difficulty: Easy / moderate.

Hiking time: Approximately 6 hours (including picnic lunch en route)

Walk and ground: Walk on open roads and steep.

Feeding: Lunch, snacks and dinner.

Accommodation: Camping facilities.

Breakfast at the hotel, a coordinated time will be picked up from the hotel to transfer a ITEP transport from Cusco through the Sacred Valley of the Incas, finally arrive at Km 82 "Entrance to the Inca Trail".

Trekking Km 82 "Piscacucho to Wayllabamba"

Today the adventure of your life begins; our classic Inca Trail. We pick up from your hotel in our private transport very early in the morning at 05:30 am Transfer by the Sacred Valley, where our transportation will take us to Piscacucho or kilometer 82, where the Classic Inca Trail begins. Along the way, we stop for breakfast in Ollantaytambo around 6:30 am to recharge energy, then begin the journey of our path. (Breakfast is not included). Around 9:30 a.m. we arrive at kilometer 82, which is the first checkpoint on the Inca Trail, Abide ready to show your admission tickets, passports and (if student pays a fee) your student card.

At the beginning of the trail (2720 m / 8923 ft) cross the Vilcanota River and follow its path to the right. The first day is relatively easy, warming along the Inca flat terrain. There are great views of the Inca fortress ('Huillca Raccay'), the vast and amazing Inca site of Llactapata, (officially called 'Patallacta') and the beautiful snowy peak 'W'akay Willca' (5860m / 19225ft) known as Veronica. Our first camp is in Wayllabamba (3000m / 9842ft) tempered a green valley with the same name. Night temperatures around 5 ° C by month.

During the day, we enjoy spectacular views of the snow-capped mountains, lush green valley that surrounds us and a myriad of flora and fauna.

Day 4: TREKKING KM 82 “PISCACUCHO TO WAYLLABAMBA”
Day 5: TREKKING “WAYLLABAMBA TO PACAYMAYUC/ RUNKURAQAY”

Feeding: Breakfast, lunch and dinner.

Accommodation: Camping facilities.

Distance: 16kms / 10mls (9 hours or so walking time)

Difficulty: Moderate.

After waking up around 5:30 am and enjoy a hot breakfast, we begin a steep to climb the highest pass open to Warmihuañusca or 'Dead Woman's Pass' at 4200 m / 13779 feet. On this day, you will feel a real sense of accomplishment on reaching the top! After a short break, we will begin the descent to, Pacaymayu where we stop for lunch (3550m / 11646ft).

On our way to the pass, we can see a variety of hummingbirds and a combination of other bird species. Be plenty of time to appreciate the incredible variety of native plants and trees 'Polylepis' or Q'ueuña growing in the amazing cloud forest located at 3650m / 11972ft! After lunch, the second steep climb two hour start step Runkuraqay (nearly 4000 m / 13,123 feet). We arrived at our camp at 5 pm. Temperatures in this camp are 4 ° C overnight.

Day 5: TREKKING “WAYLLABAMBA TO PACAYMAYUC/ RUNKURAQAY”
Day 6: TREKKING “PACAYMAYUC TO WIÑAYHUAYNA”

Feeding: Breakfast, lunch and dinner.

Accommodation: Camping facilities and cold showers.

Distance: 10kms / 6.2mls (5 hours or so walk)

Difficulty: moderate

This is the most amazing day; Keep this in mind the up day three! We will arise for breakfast at 6:00 am and start the day with a gentle climb to visit the archaeological site "Phuyupatamarca" (which means "City in the Clouds"). Here we come to the third highest point of the Inca trail (3680m /). Views of the mountains, canyons and its surroundings are spectacular! The Inca site "Phuyupatamarca", is a few minutes walk from the third step. After visiting this site, we continue down 3000 stairs through the cloud forest to the impressive Inca agricultural site 'Intipata. After taking some time to visit this site, we will continue until we reach our third camp Wiñaywayna. (2680 m / 8792 feet). Today, only we walk about 4 to 5 hours. We arrived in the camp when lunch! Temperatures at night are approximately 12 ° C. A short walk from our camp is the famous Inca site "Wiñaywayna" ( "Forever Young"). Even if you feel tired after the walk, it's a moment you can not miss, because it is the most impressive site of the Inca trail.

Day 6: TREKKING “PACAYMAYUC TO WIÑAYHUAYNA”
Day 7: TREKKING “WIÑAYHUAYNA – INTI PUNKU & MACHUPICCHU  GUIDED TOUR”

Feeding: Breakfast

Distance: 8.9kms / 5.5mls "By bus in 25 minutes"

Difficulty: Easy

Early in the morning we get up for breakfast and start the day 4 on the Inca Trail to reach Machu Picchu time. This is the final part of their journey, arriving at 6:00 am to arrive at Inti Punku or door of the sun. At that point, the majestic citadel of Machu Picchu is in front of us with its intense beauty, an amazing sight for everyone. The reality of what the Inca people must have found in their grueling journey to this expansive temple of Machu Picchu. At this point, we walked downhill towards the citadel of Machu Picchu. (2400m / 7872 ft.) After walking 40 minutes, we enter the citadel from the top through the "House of the Guardians". From there we proceed to the checkpoint where we checked in and left our belongings. Your professional guide will guide you through the amazing ruins and its main streets. You can wander the streets of the city and up the stairs intricately carved stone made. Machu Picchu is considered the spiritual center of the world for the esoteric wisdom. Once you finish the tour, you will have free time to explore the site on their own.

Also have time to enjoy some of the following activities on their own if desired (not included in price)

  • Climb the mountain Huayna Picchu or Machu Picchu and appreciate the beauty and magnificence of Machu Picchu from there.
  • Other optional activities in Aguas Calientes include a visit to the new local museum or bathe in the hot springs.

Return to Cusco We will return to Aguas Calientes and then board the Expedition train to Ollantaytambo train station. "The departure of the train may vary according to the schedule and availability of the train." At the train station of Ollantaytambo you will meet our transport and transfer to your hotel in Cusco.

Day 7: TREKKING “WIÑAYHUAYNA – INTI PUNKU & MACHUPICCHU  GUIDED TOUR”
Day 8: CUSCO PUNO

Feeding: Breakfast.

Accommodation: Hotel in Cusco.

Places to visit: Puno, Pucara, La Raya, Raqchi, Andahuaylillas, Sicuani, Cusco.

highest elevation (Puno) - 3827 meters ASL / 12,555 feet ASL

 At 6:10 a.m. after the breakfast we will board to the bus station.

During our tour that lasts about 10 hours we will have 4 excursions and guided tours to places of tourist interest in the corridor south of the altiplano visiting the temple of Andahuaylillas or Sistine Chapel of America, the Inka temple of Raqchi, the passage of Raya and the Inca museum Pukara Aymara. Each visit lasts 20 to 40 minutes, where the passenger can ask questions, take pictures and exploring of the appeal at its own discretion, making this experience an unforgettable activity.

Buffet lunch: It is made up of foods from the Andes with those typical food and international food Novo Andina is prepared, the diet includes legumes, grains red and white meats, variety of salads, a selection of desserts and variety of hot drinks, which they are served in a comfortable typical restaurant in Sicuani. At the reach Puno we'll take you to your selected hotel.

* If the hotel category is 4 or 5 star the trip will be by train Perurail Titicaca, these outputs are only on Wednesdays, Fridays and Sundays, if different. The trip from Cusco to Puno will be in tourist bus.

Reception in Puno.

Day 9: PUNO: TITICACA LAKE

Feeding: Breakfast lunch.

Accommodation: Hotel in Puno.

Places to visit:Puno, Lake Titicaca, floating islands of Uros, Taquile, Puno.

The highest elevation (Taquile) - 4,050 meters / 13,287 feet ASL

We will be picked up from the hotel and taken to the port of Lake Titicaca, where we will be waiting with our local guide the boat to begin our adventure on Lake Titicaca. Once we left, our guide explain important points of this great lake, and a few minutes later we arrive at the famous floating islands of the Uros.

Here we stop at one of the islands, later we return to the boat and continue our journey towards Taquile Island.

The boat trip takes about 3 hours. Taquile is a huge island that is known for its beautiful fabrics. Here visitors can see how the people of the island prepares typical high Andean garments and other colorful items, all handcrafted. In order to reach the top of the island, we walk along a beautiful trail, somewhat inclined offering spectacular views of the lake. Here we advise them to walk slowly and take it easy, as they are walking several meters of considerable height.

After approximately 45 minutes to reach the center of Taquile, where we can rest and visit a small museum, which shows through photos important aspects of life of the people of Taquile. Our group lunch at a typical restaurant around the square. After lunch visitors will have free time to visit the weaving workshops and take pictures with the islanders.

Later we descent to the harbor to take our boat back to Puno, arriving in the city at approximately 05:00 pm. You will rest in the selected hotel.

After breakfast, be ready for the appropriate time we can pick it up and take him to the airport where scheduled to take a flight to the city of Cusco.


 INCLUDES:
LIMA

  • Transfer of entrance and exit airport - hotel - airport
  • 01 nights accommodation in Lima with breakfast
  • City Tour Colonial Excursion and entrances fees.

CUSCO

  • Transfer of entrance and exit airport - hotel - airport
  • 03 nights accommodation in Cusco with breakfast
  • Full Day Sacred Valley + Buffet lunch
  • Excursion Route of the Sun Cusco - Puno + Buffet lunch
  • pre-departure information: Meet with your guide and the group of royal Inca Trail in our office for guidance before your hike. At this time, we will provide the duffel bags that will carry our porters. The meeting will be at 6:00 PM the evening before the trip begins. If he can not come right now, "let us know" to arrange another time.
  • Tourist transport: Pick up from your hotel in Cusco in the morning and travel by private transport Piscacucho. The starting point for the Royal Inca Trail to Machu Picchu.
  • Experienced tour guide at the Royal Inca Trail: Tour guide English speaking, professionally educated and tourism certification officer. All grew up in this region and have a real passion for teaching others about their heritage. Your guide will explain the culture and surroundings along the entire route, including the leadership of his group in ancient ceremonies! He or she will keep it safe, healthy and comfortable on your walk so you can enjoy your time along the Inca trail and make sure you are safe and happy.
  • Cultural tour guide with experience in Machu PicchuSpeak English, professional, tourism certification. To visit the sacred city of Machu Picchu.
  • private campgroundsEach camp is carefully chosen to have a very personalized experience
    • Night 1: Enjoy the first night in Wayllabamba and sleep in our tents Pro Aconcagua Doite 4 seasons. All our stores are for 4 people, but only sleeps 2, leaving plenty of room to spread out comfortably and keep their canvas bags. They also include a small lobby at the front, that gives you extra space to the outdoors to leave their boots and sticks do not have to bring land.
    • Night 2: Enjoy the second night in Pacaymayu at the Royal Inca Trail and sleep in our tents Pro Aconcagua Doite 4 seasons. All our stores are for 4 people, but only sleeps 2, leaving plenty of room to spread out comfortably and keep their canvas bags. They also include a small lobby at the front, that gives you extra space to the outdoors to leave their boots and sticks do not have to bring land.
    • Night 3: Enjoy the third night in Wiñay Huayna at the Royal Inca Trail and sleep in our tents Pro Aconcagua Doite 4 seasons. All our stores are for 4 people, but only sleeps 2, leaving plenty of room to spread out comfortably and keep their canvas bags. They also include a small lobby at the front, that gives you extra space to the outdoors to leave their boots and sticks do not have to bring land.
    • Note: It is unusual accommodation or hotels change after confirmation, however, may vary depending on government regulations and approvals, also by bad weather and perhaps the physical condition of our visitors: Changes and ITEP will be informing previously and as soon as possible.
  • Camping equipment: Dining room and kitchen tents, tables, chairs and kitchen equipment (all carried by our porters and horses).
  • Entrance ticket to the Inca trail
  • Entrance ticket to the Inca site of Machu Picchu
  • 1 duffel: You can save your personal baggage; This bag will be carried by the passengers themselves.Until the last day will carry your luggage. The porters can carry their equipment but will be an additional cost.
  • Chef professional trekking: A specialized professional chef cooking on the road, with an assistant, prepare delicious meals all along our journey along the way to replenish your energy every day. You never go hungry!
  • Feeding: 3 breakfasts, 3 lunches, 3 dinners (Vegetarian menus, vegan or special available at no extra cost) Note (the first breakfast and the last lunch is not included "
  • Boiled waterSince its first lunch until his last breakfast, we will supply all the necessary water. This water is boiled, filtered and then cooled, before distribution. You must supply their own water bottles. We 3L recommend carrying around.
  • Wake up with tea: Every morning at camp, you'll wake up with a cup of coca tea! Our staff take tea to your tent to warm it before starting the day.
  • Tea time every day during the walk: Every evening before dinner, chefs will serve popcorn, cookies, coffee, hot chocolate, tea, hot water, etc. After a long day of walking and not have to wait. to dinner to relax and enjoy a bite!
  • Hygiene: It will provide a small towel before each meal to wash their hands and every morning there will be a bucket of warm water to wash.
  • Medical kit and oxygen bottleOur team will bring a first aid kit, which includes an emergency oxygen bottle.
  • Bus Consettur down Machupicchu - Aguas Calientes
  • Train tickets: From the station of the town of Machu Picchu to Ollantaytambo Train Station (departure time confirmed the day of the meeting and subject to availability) and Vistadome train to return to category 4 and 5 stars.
  • Transfer back to Cusco: Private tourist transportation from Ollantaytambo train station to your hotel in Cusco (Day 4)
  • The host service 24 hours: We have 24 hours of the day an available telephone service to facilitate communication and preparation with the agency that leads to your trip.

PUNO

  • Transfer of entrance and exit bus station - airport - hotel
  • 02 nights accommodation in Puno with breakfast
  • Lake Titicaca Full Day Tour + Lunch Local tourist
  • Air tickets international and domestic
  • Food not mentioned in Lima and Cusco
  • Sleeping bags:You can rent one of our company if you do not own one. Our sleeping bags are effective and durable to protect from temperatures as low as -18 ° C (0 ° F). Mummies are shaped and include a sleeping liner. The bags are cleaned after each use.
  • Walking sticks:You can rent a game of our company if desired.
  • Day 1Breakfast at the Inca Trail: Approximately USD5 at 10.00 usd, price may vary according to your selection.
  • Last Day on the Inca Trail:Lunch and dinner in Aguas Calientes. Approximately $ 20 to 25.00, the price may vary according to your selection.
  • Clothing and personal equipment
  • Travel insurance
  • Gratuities for service personnel: Please note that our agency staff is well paid so please feel free to tip or not as you wish "Recommendation USD 6 to USD 8 per day per traveler for all trekking staff" - Again is optional and may vary according to their satisfaction.
  • Additional costs or delays beyond the control of management (landscape, bad weather conditions, changes in the itinerary for security reasons, illness, change of government policy, political unrest / strike, etc.).

Additional features

  • Canes ($ 15 for a pair of poles).
  • Extra porter for personal items ($ 80 7 Kilos -. Max 7 Kilos).
  • Improve the Vistadome category ($ 50).
  • Entrance ticket to Huayna Picchu or Machu Picchu Sacred Mountain ($ 75) - There is limited space on Huayna Picchu (400 people per day), so it's a good idea to book in advance.

With the explosion of the Internet, calling to our office is no longer necessary--in fact, it may cost you. No matter how you decide to reserve your Machupicchu ticket, we are tour Operator and we are the directly why to reserve your Inca Trail trek or Machupicchu tour.

Inca Trail Trek reservation Instructions

1.- Identify the specific tour you want. No matter which method you choose to reserve or book your tour, the process will go faster if you know the exact Tour information.

2.- Once you've found a Inca Trail or tour at the time and price you want, Enter your departure and personal information "simililar to the following information".

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  • Medical conditions

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Destiny: Cusco - Perú
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Cellphone: +51-084-253617

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Adress: San Agustin Street 317
City: Cusco - Perú


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