GASTRONOMIC LIMA & CLASSIC INCA TRAIL TO MACHU PICCHU 4D/3N
Embark on the ultimate food tour. This tour combines a gastronomic experience with one of the most famous treks to Machu Picchu.
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Embark on the ultimate food tour. This tour combines a gastronomic experience with one of the most famous treks to Machu Picchu. From the local markets to the cooking classes, learn to make delicious cocktails and local cuisine. We share our natural and cultural experiences that our Inca City of Cusco has to offer. Our Classic 4 Day Inca Trail package is Peru's #1 Trek, and one of the best-known treks in the world. Offering 4 days of trekking, along originally paved Inca pathways, with a variety of fascinating Inca sites. While trekking enjoy the beautiful scenery of Machu Picchu’s national park. Walkthrough the magical Andean valleys, grasslands, and cloud forests, just as our ancestors did thousands of years ago. Explore the Incan ruins along the way to Machu Picchu. Experience the magic of Peru!
What you need to bring
- Original Passport
- Student Card (if you are a student and have booked in advance to qualify for the discount)
- Sleeping bag (can be hired from us).
- Walking sticks (can be hired from us).
- Walking boots
- Waterproof jacket/rain poncho
- Warm jacket, hat, and gloves
- Comfortable Trousers
- Sun hat & sunglasses
- Sun cream (factor 35 or higher)
- Insect repellant
- Toiletries and hand sanitizer
- Personal medication
- camera and film
- Torch with spare batteries
- Optional: Sandals, bathing suit, etc.
Extras (Need to book in Advance):
- Machu Picchu Mountain climbing: USD 70.00
- Huayna Picchu Mountain climbing: USD 70.00
- Extra Night in Aguas Calientes: Depends on the type of Hotel desired
- Sleeping Bag US$30.00
- Walking Pole US$12.00
- Single Tent Supplement US$35.00
Day 01 – Private Transfer in Lima / Overnight – Lima
Day 02 – Gastronomic tour & flight to Cusco / Overnight – Cusco
Day 03 – Private City Tour / Overnight – Cusco / Overnight – Cusco
Day 04 – Inka trail Day 1 - Cusco to Huayllabamba / camping Huayllabamba
Day 05 – Inka trail Day 2 - Huayllabamba to Pacaymayu / camping Pacaymayu
Day 06 – Inka trail Day 3 - Pacaymayu to Wiñayhuana / camping Wiñayhuana
Day 07 – Inka trail Day 4 - Winay Wayna to Machu Picchu + Train / Overnight – Cusco
Day 08 – Transfer out Cusco – Lima – depart home
Note: The tours are in a private service, which means, your tour your way since we do
not have a fixed schedule to finish the tour at a certain time
Zero plastic bottles on the Inca trail and Machu Picchu
Time : 12:45 am
Transfer in Lima
Upon arrival at Lima, you will be welcomed by one of our representatives, who will be waiting for you outside of the Arrival Hall with a sign with our and your names on it for your approximate 45 minutes private Transfer to your Hotel at Miraflores. In addition, the assistant will briefly introduce the city and our services while on the way to your hotel. Spend the afternoon at your leisure.
Time : 5:00 am
Gastronomic tour & flight to Cusco
Explore the superfoods of Peru with a unique Lima food tour. Short walking tour of Barranco, Lima's bohemian and art district, organic Peruvian coffee, colourful market visit and tasting, amazing views of Miraflores and a beachside Cebiche and Pisco sour class, an assortment of delicious Peruvian dishes and desserts overlooking the ruins of the Huaca Pucllana.
Passengers will be picked up at their hotel and driven to the local Market Surquillo Fresh Produce in order to start the tour. During the visit to the Modelo Market in Surquillo passengers will have the chance to see the ingredients used to prepare our most traditional Peruvian dish.
Arrival at a traditional eatery where our Chef will give us a demonstration of how ceviche, a popular Peruvian dish is prepared. Also, we will be tasting different dishes and mixing Pisco sour, our world-famous cocktail.
In the appropriate time for your ongoing Flight, a Private Transfer to Cusco Airport to board your flight to Cusco. Our representative will assist you with check-in procedures.
Upon arrival at Cusco, you will be welcomed by one of our representatives, who will be waiting for you outside of the Arrival Hall with a sign with our and your names on it for your approximate 15 minutes private Transfer to your Hotel at the historic center Cusco. In addition, the assistant will briefly introduce the city and our services while on the way to your hotel.
Time : 5:00 am
Private city tour
First place, the beautiful Cusco Cathedral, One of the finest Colonial Cathedrals in the Americas. The Sacred Temple of the Sun or Qoricancha Originally named Inti Qancha. The Temple of the Sun') was the most important in the Inca Empire. It was dedicated primarily to Inti, the Sun God. The spectacular Sacsayhuaman fortress, Its construction took over seven decades and required the work of 20,000 men. Continuing with the small archaeological site of Quenco, a sanctuary dedicated to the adoration of animals and consists of ruins formed by a rocky site with stairs in a zigzag, and a main building similar to a circular amphitheater where 19 window sills are located as a way of seats. Puca Pucara is an Inca archaeological site located again on the peak of a hill and is thought to represent a military position and an administrative center. The Temple of Tambomachay, dedicated to water, which has impressive Inca canals. In the late afternoon, you will return to your Cusco hotel. Spend the evening at your leisure enjoying the local cuisine, music, and the splendor of Cusco at night.
Time : 5:00 am
Cusco to Huayllabamba
Today you will head out early from your Cusco hotel to Ollantaytambo in the Sacred Valley. You will have a relatively relaxed start for the Inca Trail and the walking is easy going to help you settle into the trek, Continuing another hour to the start of the trail at Km 82. Your Inca Trail adventure begins here. After trekking for about three hours, you will arrive at the terraced Llactapata ruins, (Incan site which is comprised by temples, palaces, terraces), that was used as the nexus point between the cities from the jungle side and the cities from the highlands during the Incan empire. Then, you will continue through a lush valley before arriving at the evening campsite of Wayllabamba.
Wayllabamba (3,000 meters). The name in Quechua means "Grassy plain". We spend the first night here besides some spectacular ruins which, if you have the energy, we have time to explore.
Time : 5:00 am
Huayllabamba to Pacaymayu
Today is the most challenging portion of the trail, a great nutritious breakfast makes us ready for the hike, and the path is uphill until getting the Warmiwañusca (Dead-woman) to pass (4,215 m / 13,825 ft.). Which is the highest point on the Inca trail. From the top, you will be able to take in breath-taking views of the surrounding valleys and enjoy a tremendous sense of accomplishment. Descending, you will arrive at our second campsite in Pacaymayu. Which is the highest point on the Inca trail.
Time : 6:00 am
Pacaymayu to Wiñayhuana
Having made it over the two passes yesterday, we are now treated to a relaxing day through some of the most beautiful scenery the Inca Trail has to offer. With a relatively short distance to cover along what is known as Inca Flat (gentle ascents and descents), we get to enjoy the lush and verdant cloud forest around us and the spectacular views of the Andes in the distance.
With visits to two Inca sites (Phuyupatamarca and Winay Wayna), this is by far one of the most impressive days of the trek. Our campsite for tonight is at Winay Wayna
(2680m / 8792ft) which we will arrive at to be early afternoon and get to have an extended guided tour once we have settled in.
Time : 6:00 am
Winay Wayna to Machu Picchu & Train
Today is the highlight of the trek. Waking up early, you head straight to the checkpoint to enter Machu Picchu and once the site opens can carry on to the Sun Gate where you will get your first fantastic views of Machu Picchu.
On arrival to Machu Picchu, you will have a 2 hour guided tour of the site during which you will learn about the Incas and visit all the most important areas of the citadel. After your tour, you will have free time to explore the site by yourself and if you have, permits to climb either Huayna Picchu or Machu Picchu Mountain. In the afternoon, you will take the train back to Ollantaytambo from where you will carry on by bus back to Cusco.
Time : 12:25 am
Private Transfer out Cusco – Lima – depart home
At the appropriate time for your ongoing Flight, a Private Transfer to Cusco Airport to board your flight back to Lima. Our representative will assist you with check-in procedures and then to your connecting flight back home.
- Private transportation & assistant Airport / Hotel / Airport
- 3 nights in Cusco, 1 night in Lima
- Professional English Speaking Tour Guide
- Assistant Tour Guide for groups of 9+
- Porters to carry cooking and camping equipment
- Pick-up from Plaza Regocijo
- Transportation by bus to Km82
- Return transportation by train and bus to Cusco
- Water (excluding the first 4 hours of the trek when you need to bring your own)
- 3 Breakfasts, 3 Lunches, 3 Afternoon Snacks and 3 Dinners. If you have a dietary request restrictions undertaken for safety reasons by the Peruvian Goverment.
- Dining tent with tables and chairs
- 4 man tent for every 2 trekkers
- Inflate Sleeping mattress
- Oxygen bottle
- First aid kit
- Entrance to the City tour, Inca Trail and Machu Picchu
- Bus from Machu Picchu to Aguas Calientes
Note* Prices Include Personal Porter to carry up to 6 Kilograms of each participan.
Note* About Inca Trail Campsites:
Campsites may change depending on booking time and availability, weather conditions or on restrictions undertaken for safety reasons by the Peruvian Goverment.
- Sleeping Bag (Can be hired from us)
- Personal Porter (Need to be hired well in advance).
- Walking poles (can be hired from us).
- Breakfast on Day 1 and lunch and dinner on Day 4.
- Entrance to Huayna Picchu Mountain Entrance or Machu Picchu Mountain.
- Travel Insurance - you are strongly recommended to take out travel insurance for the duration of your trip.
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