Cheap Inca Trail Tour is designed for those trekkers, who prefer to get to such travel as the Classic Inca Trail in a more economic way but without losing the charm and the good service offer by Salkantay Trek Machu. This impressive tour to Machu Picchu consists of 3 days of trekking and 1 day of visit to Machu Picchu that will captive you since the first step!!. During the days of the trekking we will travel through impressive landscapes before reaching our destination.
During the 3 nights of camp we will rest in the light of the stars in tents. Finally, we will conclude the tour with the arrival to Machu Picchu through the Sun Gate , then we will start our guided tour in the citadel. If you are interested in booking the Inca Trail cheap to Machu Picchu we suggest you make your reservation at least four months in advance since the tickets for this impressive tour to Machu Picchu has a restricted limit of people, the income that is sold per day is only 500 (divides into 200 tourist spaces and 300 spaces for porters).
So its very important to prevent and don't loose the opportunity to explore this sacred path to Machu Picchu!! But why Inca Trail is so amazing according to many trekkers? First you will enjoy unique archeological ruins such as Llactapata, Runkuraqay, Sayacmarca, Puyupatamarca and Wiñaywayna along the way and journey alongside route of Capac Ñan revealing to you her surrounding snow-peaked mountains, other reason is the amazing diversity of flora and fauna and the best, everything at an awesome price!
Day 01: Cusco - Ollantaytambo - Km 82 (initial point) - Wayllabamba - Ayapata camping
Day 02: Ayapata - Warmiwañusca (Dead Women pass 4200m) - Chaquicocha
Day 03: Chaquicocha - Runkurakay - Phuyupatamarca - Wiñaywayna campsite
Day 04: Wiñaywayna - Inti Punku (Sun Gate) - Machu Picchu
Crew: A Salkantay Trek Machu representative in Cusco and Local guide in hike
Accomodation: Camping (03 nights)
Meals: 03 Lunches, 03 Dinners, 03 afternoon tea, 03 Breakfasts
Transportation: Tourist transportation, train
We pick you up from your hotel and transfer you by bus to the trailhead at km 82. Briefing at the trailhead (2350 m.), cross and hike along the Urubamba River visiting the collection of archeological sites of WILKARAKAY and the marvelous Inca Ruins of Llactapata. Continue up the CUSICHAKA River Canyon with magnificent views of the Cordillera Oriental, particularly, VERONICA Mountain (5850 m), lunch in Chamana, continue along the the inca trail and the Cusichaka river observing, several Inca agricultural terraces and irrigation channels. Visit the picturesque village of Huayllabamba. From this point we will start the ascent in different levels, where we will appreciate different Eco-systems along the way, in LLULLUCHAPAMPA we will set up our camp site (3700 m.), Dinner.
Wake up, We start up the trail toward the first pass WARMIWANUSCA (4200m) passing though the cloud forest of Yunkachimpa and the Corralpunku with an excellent view of snowcapped peaks. From the pass we descend to the Pacamayo valley (3300m). Lunch in PACASMAYO, continueto Hike through the PacasmayoValley to the Inka ruins of RUNKURACAY. We climb up and cross the second pass (3860m) and follow the Royal Inkas Highway down to the Inka Ruins of SAYACMARCA passing Lake YANACOCHA., Camp in CHAQUICOCHA
We start up the trail, and pass through beautiful sup- tropical vegetation en route to the archaeological site of PHUYUPATAMARCA. Lunch at PHUYUPATAMARCA (3600 m.), Begin the steep descent through the cloud forest with opportunities to see beautiful orchids and different varieties of birds on the way to our camp site at WIÑAYWAYNA (2700 m.), guided tour of Wiñaywayna archeological site, camping in Wiñaywayna (2700 m.).
Begin hike overlooking the Urubamba River to the sun Gate or INTIPUNKU to see the sunrise on Machu Picchu. We enter the site early in the morning for the best photo opportunities and then spend the rest of the morning visiting and exploring the Ruins, free time in Machu Picchu. Meeting for those interested in visiting Aguas Calientes for lunch or to visit the hot springs otherwise, in the afternoon return to Cusco by tourist train from Aguas Calientes (actual town of Machu Picchu) to Cusco
If you want to say that you’ve hiked the famous Machu Picchu, then the Cheap Inca Trail Tour is for you. but usually you will need to book in advance, in case it is fully booked, we recommend the Inca Trail alternative hikes: