The Track to Inca City

Guinea pig - a Peruvian delicacy
Drink like a local in Peru
The 'Lost City of the Incas' - UNESCO World Heritage-listed Machu Picchu
Warminwanusca - 'Dead Woman’s Pass' on the Inca Trail
  • If you just want to do the Inca Trail/Machu Picchu, then this is your trip. With a local tour guide and enough porters to poke a (walking) stick at, you'll love every minute of it. Well, almost.

    (Inca Trek & Machu Picchu)

    Itinerary

    Day 1 - Cusco

    Welcome to Cusco, the Inca Capital of Peru.

    If you arrive early you may want to spend the day expolring this wonderful city.

    In the evening we will have a group meeting followed by an orienation walk of the city.

     

    ALTITUDE SICKNESS:
    Parts of your trip go above 2800 metres / 9200 feet where it is common for travellers to experience some adverse health effects due to the altitude - regardless of your age, gender and fitness. It even happened to Sir Edmund Hillary!
    Before your trip:
    Some pre-existing medical conditions are known to severely worsen at high altitude and be difficult to adequately treat on the ground, leading to more serious consequences. It is imperative that you discuss your pre-existing medical condition/s with your doctor
    We understand certain medications are reported to aid acclimatizing to high altitude. Please discuss these options with your doctor.
    During your trip:
    While our leaders have basic first aid training and are aware of the closest medical facilities, it is very important that you are aware of the cause and effects of travelling at altitude, monitor your health and seek assistance accordingly.

     

     

     

     

    Day 2-5 - Inca Trek

    There will be a few tough days. Dead Woman's pass on Day 2 will test you, but it's worth all the sweat and tears when you watch the sunrise at Machu Picchu's Gateway of the Sun. Pretty apt name.

    Day 2

    • Gaze upon massive Inca fortifications in Ollantaytambo 
    • Begin the Inca trek
    • Hike past the ancient hilltop fort of Huillca Raccay and the archaeological site of Llactapata
    • Stunning views of snow-capped Veronica Peak
    • Camp near the village of Wayllabamba

    Day 3

    • The most difficult part of the trek - Dead Woman’s Pass
    • Panoramas of the Vilcanota and Vilcabama mountain ranges, and ruins in the valley below
    • Camp with a view over the cloud forest

    Day 4

    • Climb up to the ruins of Runkuracay
    • Continue up the Inca staircase 
    • Spectacular views of Pumasillo and the entire Vilcabamba range
    • Enter the beautiful cloud forest

    Day 5

    • The final, and most spectacular, leg of the trek to Machu Picchu 
    • Arrive at Inti Punku, the Gateway of the Sun
    • Experience a panoramic view of Machu Picchu at sunrise
    • Explore Machu Picchu on a guided tour
    • Return to Cusco by train
    Breakfast | Lunch | Dinner

    Day 6 - Cusco

    Thank the great God Huiracocha that you don't have to get up at daybreak and hike the hills all day.

    • This Incan adventure comes to an end this morning.
    Breakfast
  • What's Included

    • • Gecko's English-speaking specialist trekking guide and assistant trekking guide.

      • Trek on the ‘Classic’ or ‘Quarry’ route to Machu Picchu with full service camping including porters, cook and equipment (sleeping bag and inflatable sleeping mat).

      • Guided tour of Machu Picchu including entrance and park fees.

    Not Included

    • International flights, arrival and departure transfers, departure and airport taxes, visas, all other meals, all optional tours or activities during free time, transfers outside of the tour program, travel insurance, tips and items of a personal nature.
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  • Past Travellers' Ratings & Comments

    At the end of each trip, we ask our travellers to provide feedback. We publish the positive, negative and neutral feedback on this page to give you an overall idea of what to expect on this trip.

    The Track to Inca City

    Alex - Australia, 10 Apr, 2013
    5
    Overall Rating

    The experience was always going to be amazing, and it was!! but the hotel to begin and end the trip was below our expectations. Hotel Leonards was more a hostel style lodging which we understand maybe necessary for keeping costs down, but had we been aware of the condition and style of rooms we would have been happy to pay extra for something more comfortable. It was cold, damp and cramped. Being over 6ft 6 tall the beds were to small and uncomfortable for myself, and with little room i was unable to put the mattress on the floor to stretch out. had i of been aware of this prior i would have made some alternative arrangements.

    The Track to Inca City

    Yen Ming - United States, 4 Jul, 2012
    5
    Overall Rating

    We had a wonderful time and very good experiance from this well organized tour. The local tour guides are very knowledgeable, and helpful. The meals on the Lares treck are excellent. It was not easy trip but we were able to complete without any problems. Thank everyone who made our trip possible.

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Cusco
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What to know

 

A good level of fitness and pre-trip training is essential for the Inca Trek. You will trek on hilly terrain or mountainous terrain at altitudes of up to 4200 metres, for up to 7 hours per day.

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