Extended Inca Trail
(5 Days)

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    Duration

    5 Days/4 Nights

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    Difficulty

    Challenging

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    Starting Point

    Cusco

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    Ages

    10+

From: $900.00

Ideal for photographers and families with younger kids, this version of the Inca Trail hike moves at a slightly slower pace.


THE ONE THAT GIVES YOU 5 DAYS OF CULTURE, NATURE, ARCHEOLOGICAL SITES, MOUNTAINS, AND A CLOUDY FOREST All IN ONE WEEK

Ideal for photographers and families with younger kids, this version of the Inca Trail hike moves at a slightly slower pace.  While following the same path as the classic 4-day trek, we will stop at alternative campsites to avoid crowds and have more time to enjoy the amazing scenery.   This version also gives you a night at a hotel in Aguas Calientes so you can shower and clean up for a second visit to Machu Picchu on day 5.

As with the classic Inca trail, access to this trek is strictly limited and requires a ticket to be purchased roughly 6 months in advance.   Please CONTACT FOR AVAILABILITY.

What's Included

  • Transportation from end to end
  • Private, English speaking guide
  • All meals as listed (can accommodate dietary restrictions with proper notice)
  • Duffel bags for items to be carried by porters (up to 15lbs/7kilos per person).
  • Clean water at every meal stop
  • Accommodation at a 3 star hotel in Aguas Calientes
  • All entrance fees and permits
  • Tents – 2 people/tent (single occupancy available for additional charge.)
  • Sleeping Mat
  • Basic First aid kit including emergency oxygen bottle
  • Walking sticks (available for rent)
  • Lunch and Dinner – Day 5
  • Alcoholic Beverages of any kind
  • Gratuity
  • Travel insurance
  • Breakfast – Day one
  • Huayna Picchu or Machu Picchu Mountain climb (can be reserved in advance available for additional fee of $65 per person)
  • Sleeping Bag (can be rented for $30)
  • Tax

Departure/Return Locations

Your hotel in Cusco or Ollantaytambo

Departure Time

5am

Day 1: CUSCO – HUALLABAMBA

  • We will drive from your hotel to the start of the Inca Trail at KM 82.
  • The first leg of the trek passes amazing scenery and a few Inca sites for 3 hours until we get to the lunch spot.
  • After lunch, a 2 hour climb takes us through 2 small communities to the campsite at Huallabamba.

Day 2: HUALLABAMBA – LLULLUCHAPAMPA

  • We will enjoy a hearty breakfast before we start the day hiking through the high jungle.
  • After 5 hours, we will arrive at our campsite at LLulluchapampa where you will have spectacular views of the valley and llamas.
  • You will have dinner here to relax and prepare for a long journey the next day.

Day 3: LLULLUCHAPAMPA – P’UYUPATAMARKA

  • Today is the most impressive day of the trek.  We will begin with an early breakfast before hiking for 2 hours until we reach the famous Dead Woman’s Pass, the highest point of the trail.
  • From there, we will start descending for 2 hours, passing Inca sites, until we arrive at the lunch spot.
  • After lunch, we will take the “Indiana Jones Trail” through the jungle until we get to our campsite at P’uyupatamarka.

Day 4: P’UYUPATAMARKA – AGUAS CALIENTES

  • After breakfast, we will hike down the famous Inca stairs to our last major trail site at Wiñay Wayna where we will have lunch and a guided tour.
  • From here, we will continue walking until we enter the checkpoint of Machu Picchu.
  • You will enter the city through the Sun Gate before descending into the citadel.
  • You will have some time to explore the city before taking the bus to Aguas Calientes.
  • We will have dinner all together in town and sleep in a nice comfy hotel with a hot shower.

Day 5: MACHU PICCHU – CUSCO

  • We will wake up early to try to catch one of the first buses back to Machu Picchu.
  • After a 2 hour walking tour with your guide, you will have time to explore on your own or climb Huayna Picchu or Machu Picchu Mountain.
  • When you are done exploring, you will take the bus back to Aguas Calientes to meet your guide.
  • Together you will all take the train to Ollantaytambo where your van to Cusco will be waiting.

For a more detailed itinerary, click here.

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