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Inca Trail Trek Group Tour 2024

Inca Trail Trek Group Tour 2024

The Inca Trail Trek Group Tour is designed for those trekkers who prefer to experience the Classic Inca Trail in a more economical way, but without losing the charm and good service offered by Salkantay Trek Machu. This impressive hike to the lost city of the Incas consists of 3 days of trekking and 1 day of visit to Machu Picchu that will captivate you from the first step!! During the days of trekking, we will travel through impressive landscapes before reaching our destination.

 

During the 3 nights of camping, we will rest under the stars in tents. Finally, we will conclude the tour with our arrival at Machu Picchu through the Sun Gate, followed by a guided tour of the citadel. If you are interested in booking a cheap Inca Trail tour to Machu Picchu, we suggest making your reservation at least four months in advance, as the tickets for this impressive tour have a restricted limit on the number of people. Only 500 tickets are sold per day, divided into 200 tourist spaces and 300 spaces for porters

 

So, it's very important not to miss the opportunity to explore this sacred path to Machu Picchu! But why is the Inca Trail so amazing according to many trekkers? First, you will enjoy unique archaeological ruins such as Llactapata, Runkuraqay, Sayacmarca, Puyupatamarca, and Wiñaywayna along the way. You will journey alongside the route of Capac Ñan, revealing the surrounding snow-peaked mountains. Another reason is the amazing diversity of flora and fauna. Best of all, you can experience all of this at an awesome price!

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Sustainable Tourism: At Salkantay Trek Machu, we are happy to promote and practice sustainable tourism, support local communities, and created jobs in reforestation projects using native plants in the Cusco region. This year we planted more than 10000 native plants in Lares, Cusco - Peru.

Difficulty Hike: 3 Demanding.

Age Requirements: 12+

Group Available: Min: 2 - Max: 8

Crew: A Salkantay Trek Machu representative in Cusco and professional guide during the 4 day Inca Trail

Accommodation: Camping (03 nights)

Meals: 03x Breakfast, 03x Lunch, 03xDinner, 03x afternoon tea 

Transportation: Tourist transportation, train

 

Quick Itinerary:

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

 

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Highlights of the Inca Trail Group Tour

  • 4 Day hike the Inca Trail to Machu Picchu with professional guide, chef and porters,
  • Explorer the famous Inca Path or Capacñan,
  • Guided tour of the 4 Day Inca Trail,
  • Guided tour of Machu Picchu,
  • Taste during the hike the Peruvian food,
  • Enjoyed the beautiful nature and mountains
  • Discover the lost city of the Incas and the small Inca ruins

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Day 01: Cusco - Llulluchapampa
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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.

Day 02: LLulluchapampa - Chaquicocha
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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

Day 03: Chaquicocha - Winaywayna
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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.).

Day 04: Winaywayna - Machu Picchu - Cusco
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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

What is included in this trek?
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Inca Trail Alternative hikes
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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:

  • Inca Trail Trek Cachicata (4 days/3 nights) (best option to the Inca Trail)
  • Lares Valley Trek to Machu Picchu (4 days/3 nights);
  • Salkantay Trek to Machu Picchu (4 days/3 nights);
  • Salkantay Trek to Machu Picchu (5 days/4 nights);
  • Cachicata Trek to Machu Picchu (4 days/3 nights);
  • Salkantay Inca Trail (7 Days/ 6 Nights);
  • Salkantay to Machu Picchu Condor Sight (5 days/4 nights);
  • Salkantay Inca Trail Condor Sight (7 days / 6 nights);
  • Choquequirao Trek;
  • Choquequirao to Machu Picchu Trek (9 days/ 8 nights);
  • Ausangate Trek (7 days/ 6 nights);

The Inca Trail to Machu Picchu is the best walk in the world!

There are many miles of "Inca paths" throughout Peru, but we focus on the 4-day Classic Inca Trail, which starts at kilometer 82 of the railway line to Machu Picchu. Why is it a great option for your travel list? It's a route where you can see a sequence of finely crafted Inca monuments, culminating in the iconic view of Machu Picchu. This road was designed as a pilgrimage and purification route to access the sacred Llactapata of Pachacutec. The 35-kilometer trail traverses the Cusichaca River valley, the Warmihuañusca pass, the Pacaymayo ravine, and passes by the archaeological sites of Sayacmarca, Phuyupatamarca, and Wiñayhuayna. Along the way, you can see tunnels carved into the live rock, and you'll have the chance to explore some Inca ruins that can only be accessed via this trail.
 

What Exactly Is the Inca Trail?

The iconic Inca Trail unfolds over four days and three nights, guiding adventurers from km.82 (commencing just 40 minutes beyond the town of Ollantaytambo) to the awe-inspiring Machu Picchu, culminating at the exclusive Sun Gate, also known as Inti Punku.

 

Surprisingly, the trail spans a mere 40 km (25 miles), though the catch lies in a substantial portion of this distance, featuring steep, narrow paths through the Andean mountains at high altitudes.

 

In the grandeur of the Incan Empire, which once encompassed Peru, extensive parts of modern Ecuador, western and south-central Bolivia, northwest Argentina, north and central Chile, and a small section of southwest Colombia, thousands of kilometers of trails connected vital settlements and centers of civilization. Yet, it is the specific four-day route that is hailed as the unparalleled 'classic Inca Trail.'

 

It's worth noting that if you come across tours with fewer days, they entail only a fraction of the complete route, offering a glimpse rather than the full experience.

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