There are many ways to get to Machu Picchu, but not like the Inca Trail, one of the most famous hiking trails in the world. Get ready to have the adventure of your life walking through cloud forests, ascending stone steps beautifully built, discovering archaeological sites as only as impressive and enjoying majestic views. After 12 kilometers walking, the reward arrives: the wonderful view of Machu Picchu from the Inti Punku. This route is an unforgettable experience that will be recorded in you forever.
Wiñaywayna: Dizzying Inca site with houses on agricultural terraces.
Machu Picchu: The "lost city of the Incas" is the reason why thousands of people arrive in Peru. Hidden among the vegetation, get closer to our past through its rooms, temples, bridges and religious sites, built in communion with the landscape that surrounds them.
Maximum altitude: Inti Punku 8930 feet / 2722 m s.n.m.
Important Information about the New Entrance Regulations to Machu Picchu
The current restrictions on visits to Machu Picchu allow a maximum stay of 4 hours in the citadel accompanied by a guide during the first entry. If the visitor tours an alternate route (Mountain Machu Picchu or Huayna Picchu) the passenger will have 3 hours to for this purpose, additional to the 4 hours in the citadel. If the passenger wishes to enter the citadel again during the afternoon shift or the next day, he must acquire previously an additional ticket to enter in the new shift. There is no ticket sale in the archaeological zone.
It is forbidden the follow objects: professional cameras that require lights and tripods, or with telephoto lenses with a weigh higher than 2 kilos (in order to use them, special authorization is needed, as well as the payment of an additional fee), drones, selfie sticks, sprays, high heels, walking sticks without rubber tip, banners and posters, sharp objects and backpacks bigger than 40cm x 35 cm x 20 cm.
Weather in the region is extremely variable and we suggest you to pack for a variety of conditions. In addition, our trek passes through various bio-zones ranging from high altitude alpine conditions to high jungle. During a sunny day you can expect temperatures of about 18–27°C (65–80°F), however, on the pass the weather is very unpredictable and temperatures can drop to 0°C (30°F) during the day (but you won’t spend a lot of time up there). At nights, temperatures vary from 05 - 10º C to 0°C or below. Expect a mixture of terrain from the highlands to the cloud forest. Most of the road is rocky, passing through steep parts and downs, surrounded by stunning natural landscapes. If you are prone to altitude sickness, please see a doctor to get a prescription for altitude pills before you go.
Assistance on Arrival
Daily Full Breakfast
Hotel Accommodation on twin / double sharing basis.
All tours / activities / shows as per the itinerary
All entrance tickets as per itinerary
All Pick up drops / transfers mentioned in the itinerary
Transport in A/C car / Bus as mentioned
Meals as per the itinerary / included in the itinerary
Air Tickets (International / Domestic)
Visa and Insurance
Suggested optional activities/ tours if any.
Any meals / snacks other than mentioned in the itinerary
Camera Fee and any other entertainment charges
Tips of any kind – Guides, Driver, Cruise Crew, etc.
Portages at airport
Personal Expenses such as Laundry, Telephone etc
Beverages of any kind
CUSCO - OLLANTAYTAMBO - WIÑAYWAYNA - MACHU PICCHU - AGUAS CALIENTES
We pick you up early in the morning from your hotel and drive you to the train station to board the train that will take you to km. 104 (the starting point of the hike). After crossing the suspension bridge over the Urubamba River we visit the archaeological site of Chachabamba (2,150m / 7,052ft). From here, we will hike upwards for about 8km (approximately 4 hours) and get to the magnificent archaeological site of Wiñayhuayna (2,700m), an impressive complex made up of an agricultural center with numerous terraces, a religious sector as well as an urban sector. On the way, we will appreciate the vegetation of the forest. After having the box lunch we will continue for about one hour further onto Inti Punku (The Sun gate) at 2,722m (8,930ft), from where you will have your first dramatic and impressive view of Machu Picchu (2,430m / 7,972ft). As we are going down, we will take a side path off the trail to take a bus that transports us to Aguas Calientes where you will check into your accommodation. Overnight in Aguas Calientes
AGUAS CALIENTES - MACHU PICCHU - OLLANTAYTAMBO - CUSCO
After an early breakfast we will take the bus back up to Machu Picchu. A walking tour is given by a guide through the different sectors of this great Inca legacy, considered Cultural Heritage. In the afternoon, we will take a bus to Aguas Calientes for lunch (by your own) and then board the train back to Cusco. Breakfast included.
El Mapi Inkaterra or similar, Hatun Inti Classic or Similar or similar
- Above rates are subject to availability.
- Cancellation charges as per company policy.
- The above rates are subject to change in case of travel during the festive season
- In case we are not able to provide the same hotels as mentioned, then we shall provide similar alternate properties, change in the cost if any will be advised.
- In case of Political Unrest, bad weather or sudden breakdown of the vessel we may shift guest to alternative govt ferry and no refund will be entertained during that situation.
- Our Executive may change your itinerary depending on the weather condition and ferry availability same will be update to you daily basis.
Guide type: Guide
Minimum Age: 18 years old.
Check with your doctor because of heights over 3200 meters.
This walking route is moderately arduous, with individual brief paths featuring steep inclines. Please bring along comfortable hiking boots. Sandals and flip-flops are not accepted. If you are prone to altitude sickness, please see a doctor to get a prescription for altitude pills before you go.