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On this unforgettable adventure, hike accross the high Andes for 4 days with a local guide and porters through the ancient stone-paved footpath used by the Inca Chasquis (messangers of The Inca) on their journey from Cusco to Machu Picchu, and serve witnes to the most magnificent scenery, spectacular cloud forest ecosystems, archeological sites, ancient ruins, andof course tasty meals; then, conquer The Lost City of The Incas: Machu Picchu, descending through the magical Sun Gate.

If you would like to spend the night at a hotel in Aguas Calientes, so that you can enjoy the thermal baths and a relaxing night at the local bars, we will be more than happy to arrange this for you at an extra cost.

What to bring…

Make sure you double check with your guide about all departure times; specially, the train ride back to Ollantaytambo.

After the tour, we will head down to Augas Calientes by bus; if time permits, explore the town, or to (optionally) climb Huayna Picchu – please let us know, so that we can get your passes at a very low cost. A á la carte lunch at the 4-star Indio Feliz Restaurant, before catching the train. Transfer back to your hotel will have been arranged.


Day 1

Cusco – Km 82 – Ayapata

transfer to 82km starting point.
breakfast with guide and porters
3hr hike
hike to Ayapata with an elevation of 3300 meters
dinner and camping at Ayapata camping site

Day 2

Ayapata – Warmiwañusca – Pacaymayu – Sayacmarca

hike to Dead Woman’s Pass (4215masl) descend into the Pacaymayu Valley
lunch at Pacaymayu Valley
hike to Runcu Raccay and Sayacmarca, and tour
second campsite, dinner, camping

Day 3

Pacamayu – Runkurakay – Sayacmarca – Phuyupatamarca – Winay Wayna

2hr hike – Runkurakay ruins (3,680masl), Runkurakay Pass (4,000masl), Sayacmarca (3,650masl)
hike through the Cloud Forest to Phuyupatamarka Peak (3,600masl).
3hr descent Wiñay Wayna camp
final evening with your porters, dinner and camping

Day 4

Wiñay Wayna – Machu Picchu – Aguas Calientes – Ollantaytambo – Cusco

chk point and hike down to the Sun Gate (2hrs)
arrive at Machu Picchu – guided tour (3hrs)
free time – optional mountain climbs
bus ride to Aguas Calientes
early dinner at Indio Feliz Restaurant
train ride to Ollantaytambo (be at station 45min early)
transfer Ollantaytambo – Cusco

Feel free to ask, if there’re any doubts:

  • Classic Cusco City Tour
  • Transfers, within tour itinerary
  • Entrance fees to main parks
  • Certified bilingual tour guide
  • Lodging/camping within tour itinerary, only
  • Meals within tour itinerary, only
  • Oxygen bottle and First-aid kit (emergencies only)
  • Sports equipment (if applies)
  • Chef and porters (if applies)

These can be arranged at an extra-cost:

  • Entrance fees to Waynapicchu and/or Machu Picchu Mountain
  • Extra-lodging (before/after tour)
  • Sleeping bags and trekking poles
  • Optional experiences
  • Horse rentals, when not at the core of tour/experience
  • Snacks, alcoholic drinks, soft drinks, and water bottles
  • Bathroom tent 
  • Travel insurance
  • Souvenirs

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