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Superior Inca Trail vs Cheap Inca Trail

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Superior Inca Trail vs Cheap Inca Trail

Cheap Inca Trail vs Superior Inca Trail


Are you planning on visiting Machu Picchu by the world famous Inca Trail? If that is the case this is the right article for you. The Inca Trail is one of the best experiences of trekking and deciding which one of the tour is convenient to you can be really hard. Let us bring you the similarities and differences between Cheap Inca Trail vs Superior Inca Trail created by Salkantay Trek Machu. The Inca Trail is one of the most famous and popular hike to Machu Picchu and even one of the most famous and favorite treks in the world. You get the chance of knowing the most pristine landscapes of Peru and experience an Andean journey through the high mountain passes, highland meadows and tropical cloud forest. 

 

Salkantay Trek Machu gives you the chance of a lifetime with two tour packages to choose from. Here you will see their similarities and differences to help you decide which one is the best for you. 

 

Classic Inca Trail 

The Classic Inca Trail is the most legendary and by far the most well-known hike in Peru. If you’re moderately healthy, the Classic Inca trail hike is the most wonderful way to get to the secret Inca city. After a night in Cuzco, you’ll begin on the 44km path along the old Inca trade route that winds its way up through the Andes to the out-of-the-way, and practically out of reach, Machu Picchu. Hiking for three days continuous and traversing across the highest pass at 4200m, the Inca Trail is not for the weak, but it’s definitely an experience that you won't forget and a real climax of your Peru trip. The vistas across the peaks of the Andes are amazingly dazzling and it's hard to explain the blissfulness you'll get when you finish your three-day Inca Trail.


This tour includes:

  • Pre-trek briefing (Our guide will visit your hotel a day before the trek for your briefing);
  • Transfer by private vehicle to the initial point of the Inca Trail at Km 82
  • Accommodation: camping (3 nights)
  • Inca Trail Permit and entrance fee to Machu Picchu
  • Meals: 3x breakfast, 3x lunch, 3x dinner, 3x afternoon´s hot beverages (If you are a vegetarian, please advise us in advance. A vegetarian meal option is for NO extra cost!)
  • Experienced bilingual Tour Guide (a group up to 8 participants has 1 Tour Guide, a groups over 8 participants receives 2 Tour Guides)
  • A professional Cook
  • Porters to carry food, camping, cooking equipment and 5 kg of each passenger's stuff
  • Camping equipment: Personal double tents (4 person tent which allows for greater comfort, and also storage of backpacks)
  • Thermarest mattress (inflatable mattress for more comfort to sleep in the trail)
  • A sleeping bag (for up to -5°C)
  • A pair hiking poles
  • A blanket per person
  • A pillow
  • Day Pack Rain Covers
  • Water every day (excluding the first 4 hours of the trek when you need to bring your own);
  • Tables and chairs, cooking tent with cooking equipment, dining and toilet tents and bottled gas;
  • Rain Ponchos;
  • Duffel bag (for your personal belongings);
  • A T-shirt of the Classic Inca Trail Map
  • Tourist train (Expedition Class) from Aguas Calientes (Machu Picchu) to Ollantaytambo
  • A shuttle bus down from Machu Picchu to Aguas Calientes Town
  • Tourist bus from Ollantaytambo to Cusco
  • First aid kit including emergency oxygen bottle

This tour does not includes:

  • Breakfast on the first day and last lunch in Aguas Calientes Town 
  • Travel insurance
  • Entrance fee to Huayna Picchu ($65) or Machu Picchu Mountain ($55)
  • Extra Porter to help you carrying up to 15 kg of your personal belonging (USD 130; the Extra Porter can be shared between 2 persons)

Inca Trail Cheap 


Inca Trail Cheap tour to Machu Picchu consists of 3 days of trekking and 1 day of visit to Machu Picchu. During the days of the trekking we make stops to rest and to have lunch, 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 Door of the Sun, then we will start our guided tour in the citadel.

 

This tour includes:

  • Pre-trek briefing (Our guide will visit your hotel a day before the trek for your briefing)
  • Transfer by Tourist transportation to the initial point of the Inca Trail at Km 82
  • Accommodation: camping (3 nights)
  • Inca Trail Permit and entrance fee to Machu Picchu
  • Meals: 3x breakfast, 3x lunch, 3x dinner, 3x afternoon´s hot beverages (If you are a vegetarian, please advise us in advance. A vegetarian meal option is for NO extra cost!)
  • Experienced bilingual Tour Guide (a group up to 8 participants has 1 Tour Guide, a groups over 8 participants receives 2 Tour Guides)
  • A professional Cook
  • Porters to carry food, camping and cooking equipment
  • Camping equipment: Personal double tents
  • Sleeping Mattress
  • Water every day (excluding the first 4 hours of the trek when you need to bring your own)
  • Tables and chairs, cooking tent with cooking equipment, dining and toilet tents and bottled gas
  • Tourist train (Expedition Class) from Aguas Calientes (Machu Picchu) to Ollantaytambo
  • Tourist bus from Ollantaytambo to Cusco
  • First aid kit including emergency oxygen bottle.

This tour does not includes:

 

  • First breakfast.
  • Last lunch in Aguas Calientes town.
  • Sleeping bag (U$ 20)
  • Thermarest mattress (inflatable mattress for more comfort in the trail
  • Extra porter for carry your personal belonging (U$ 130)
  • Bus down from Machu Picchu to Aguas Calientes town

There you have the similarities and differences of them. Now you can choose the best for you. Salkantay Trek Machu was created to provide an excellent service for tourist to experience the adventure of the Salkantay Trek, even if you choose a Superior or a Budget tour, the service is always going to be the best.

 

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