The Track to Inca City

Guinea pig - a Peruvian delicacy
Warminwanusca - 'Dead Woman’s Pass' on the Inca Trail
Drink like a local in Peru
The 'Lost City of the Incas' - UNESCO World Heritage-listed Machu Picchu
  • 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

    Head out to the markets in Pisac, grab yourself a Cusqueno beer and start getting acclimatised (you're 11,500ft above sea level, after all).

    Arrive in Cusco and check hotel reception for details of orientation meeting

    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 after breakfast
    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

    Deanne - Australia, 10 Dec, 2011
    5
    Overall Rating

    A great trip and brilliant caring tour guide and fantastic porters and food.

    The Track to Inca City

    Andrea - Thebarton, SA, 12 May, 2011
    5
    Overall Rating

    Our guide Freddy Munoz was amazing - he made the whole trip enjoyable and a great learning experience. He was very informative in all aspects of the trip, especially responsible travel.

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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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