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DAY 1: CUSCO - CALCA - FUNDO HUARAN - CANCHA CANCHA - ACOPATA

At 6 am you will be picked up at the hotel by our private transport which will take you into the sacred valley of the Incas. The bus ride will take about 2 hours. We will take a short break close to Calca in order to explore the local market and buy snacks like fruit, chocolate and water. We will drive a bit further to the trailhead the town of Huaran as soon as we arrive our trek staff wait for us and start our adventure. The trail ascents steadily for 3 hours to the small community of Cancha Cancha. Along the way we will be able to see the traditional farming land of the locals, enjoy the view of the impressive valley, the river and walk through the typical Polylepis forest. This vegetation is particularly interesting due to its abounding wildlife, especially the humming birds, In the village we will stop for the lunch and continue with our hike after a short break. After two more hours of hiking we will reach our campsite “Acopata”. We will spend the night here after a traditional dinner and a short briefing for the next day.

DAY 2: ACOPATA - PACHACUTEC PASS – QUISWARANI – OLLANTAYTAMBO

After breakfast we continue our ascent. This is the longest and most exhausting day of the trail. We will climb for about 3 hours to the highest point called “Pachacutec”. The view from up there is stunning, you can see the impressive mountains and the glaciers Pitusiray and Sawasiray and some lakes. From there we descend for about 2 hours to the lake Qoyalaycocha where we will take a break for our lunch. After a short break we continue for another 2 hours to the village of Quiswarani. Along the trail we will be able to observe flocks of lamas, alpacas and sheep, the Andean goose, falcons, ducks or even the Andean fox. At Quiswarani we take our transportation straight to the beautiful town of ollantaytambo, here we spent the night and you will enjoy a delicious dinner.

DAY 3: OLLANTAYTAMBO – CHACHABAMBA – WIÑAYHUAYNA – MACHU PICCHU

Pick you up from your hotel by 5:30am, and drive you to the train station nearby. You will have an hour and 20-minute ride by train to KM 104, where you will begin your trek and show your passport at the first checkpoint. Afterwards, we initiate a moderate climb for three hours to the chiseled remnants and remote archaeological site of Wiñay Wayna. Admire the fountains that have been flowing for hundreds of years and gaze down the spectacular, sheer mountainside, plunging down to the Urubamba River. After enjoying the architectural wonder of this ancient Inca site, we merge onto the traditional four-day Inca Trail. We have lunch at the Wiñay Wayna campground, then continue towards the Sun Gate. Following the ancient remote footpath, we finally get our first spectacular view of Machu Picchu in all its brilliance and majestic monumentality. As we move closer to the Citadel of Machu Picchu, you will enjoy views of the enigmatic ruins the whole length of the trail. Then we take our bus to Aguas Calientes, where we spend the night in our hotel.

DÍA 04: AGUAS CALIENTES - MACHUPICCHU - CUSCO

This last day starts early. We will wake up at around 5.00 am, have breakfast, and then take one of the first buses to Machu Picchu. The guide will give you a tour around Machu Picchu, telling the history of Machu Picchu and the most famous temples and buildings. First climb a little bit to the classical viewpoint, this vantage point offers a terrific view of the whole Inka city. After that, we descend to the lower sector and explore this magical sanctuary. You will see places as the sundial, temple of the sun, the sacred rock and temple of the condor, once you feel that you have seen every corner of Machu Picchu, you will take a bus down to the village of Aguas Calientes to have lunch. Then We will take our train ride to Ollantaytambo. A private bus will pick up the group and transfer to your hotel in Cusco. Note: if you want to climb Huayna Picchu mountain or Machu Picchu mountain you need to book this in advance as spaces are limited.