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Machu Picchu Travel - Adventure Tour Operator

Machu Picchu Travel Peru Adventure Trek

Adventure Tour Operator As adventure travel specialists, we offer a wide range of services, from specific treks and expeditions to fully customized programs around Peru, among others.
For trekking lovers, our offer ranges from the traditional Inca Trail to Machu Picchu Travel to the less known Ausangate or Lares treks, the enigmatic Vilcabamba expedition or any tailor-made trek that you may dream to do. For those who wish to experience something different, we propose our Alternative Tourism programs, including Ayahuasca Therapy sessions in Cusco with a special priest, or visiting and sharing with authentic Andean communities.
Our adventure programs also cover mountain climbing, river rafting, horse-back riding, mountain-biking, jungle trips to Manu National Park, Puerto Maldonado and long expeditions like Carabaya, Ausangate and Vilcabamba. Last but not least, we develop customized programs throughout Peru, which are optimized itineraries made just for you, covering the main highlights according to your interests, travel pace, time availability and budget. Most importantly, being custom-made, they allow all the flexibility you need in your vacations. The PERU ADVENTURE TREK team is composed of some of the best official professional guides in the region. They are all English speaking, having years of experience and excellent tourist reports, as well as a deep knowledge of Peruvian and Inca history and traditions, being also specialists in the flora and fauna of the region. Our guides, together with our team of cooks, porters and horsemen, will be the key to make your trip an unforgettable experience.

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Inca Trail 4 Days / 3 Nights Machu Picchu Travel

Cusco is Peru's main tourist destination and one of the most important destinations in the Americas. Known by the Incas as the "Home of the Gods," Cusco became the capital of one of the largest pre-Columbian empires: the Tawantinsuyo. Its name in Quechua means "Navel of the World".

Day 01: Cusco – Wayllabamba Machu Picchu Travel
Between 7:00 and 7:30 am, we pick you up at your hotel in our own private bus. We then drive to Piskacuchu (2700 msnm), a community located on the 82 kilometer of the Cusco – Machu Picchu railroad. Starting at this point, we cross the bridge and walk along the left shore of the Urubamba River as it flows north-west along the Sacred Valley.

Following the trail along a flat terrain, we arrive in Miskay (2800 msnm), to then ascend and finally see, from the tallest part of an overlook, the Inca city of Patallacta (2750 msnm).

We continue trekking along the valley created by the Kusichaca River, gradually climbing for about five hours until we reach our first campsite in the Wayllabamba village (3000 msnm).

All along the way we will see spectacular views of the Vilcanota ridge on the opposite side of the Urubamba River, where the impressive Veronica peak reigns at 5832 meters above sea level. Not to mention the diversity of wild flora and fauna that can be found all along the valley.

Day 02: Wayllabamba – Pacaymayo Machu Picchu Travel

We wake up at around 6:00 am, and after breakfast we leave Wayllabamba behind to begin the most difficult part of the trek, which consists of an abrupt and steep ascent that stretches for 9 km. Along this climb, the landscape changes from sierra to puna (a dry and high area with little vegetation).

On the way to the first mountain pass, the AbraWarmihuañusca (Dead Woman´s Pass), we see domesticated llamas and alpacas grazing on ichu, one of the few plants that grow at that altitude.

We also cross an area of the so called cloud forest, which is the habitat for many different kinds of birds like hummingbirds and sparrows and the Andean bear, which is also called the Spectacled Bear (TremarctusOrnatus).

We advise that on this day specially, your day pack is well stocked with candies, chocolates and coca leaves that will keep your sugar level high, and help with altitude sickness. Immediately after the pass, we descend into the Pacaymayo valley (3600 msnm), where we camp after approximately 6h of hiking. Day 03: Pacaymayo – Wiñaywayna Machu Picchu Travel
This day is the longest but also the most impressive and the most interesting, due the number of archaeological sites that we visit and learn about from our guide. From Pacaymayo we climb to the second pass, the Abra de Runkurakay (3970 msnm).

Half way up, we visit the archaeological complex with the same name. This site, located at 3800 msnm, consists of a small oval structure that is believed to have served the purpose of a watchtower. After going over the pass, we descend towards Yanacocha (Black Lagoon) and enter the cloud-forest to finally arrive at Sayacmarca (3624 msnm).

This is a beautiful complex made up of a semicircular construction, enclosures at different levels, narrow streets, liturgical fountains, patios and irrigation canals. Continuing up an easy climb, we arrive at the third pass, the Abra de Phuyupatamarca (3700 msnm). Along this climb we can appreciate the magnitude of the Incas´ ancient craft, by walking along paths semi-detached from the mountain, and seeing rocks that fill up ravines in perfect order, saving the trail from the multileveled Andean geography. We go through an Inca tunnel to later arrive at the aforementioned pass and down to the complex of the same name. This is one of the most complete and best-preserved archaeological complexes along the Inca Trail to Machu Picchu, and is located on the highest point of a mountain. Curiously, Phuyupatamarca means ¨town over the clouds¨.

From above, one can observe a sophisticated sacred complex made up of water fountains with solid foundations, and also impressive views of the Urubamba River valley and the long descending stone steps along which we will continue on to Wiñaywayna (2700 msnm). At this campsite we find a lodge with a restaurant, bar and bathrooms with hot showers.

The campsite has the same name as the complex located only five minutes away from the lodge. Wiñaywayna is an impressive complex made up of an agricultural center with numerous terraces, a religious sector and an urban sector.

Day 04: Wiñaywayna – Machu picchu Machu Picchu Travel
On this fourth and last day we get up at 4.00 am to leave Wiñaywayna an hour later and climb to Intipunku, or The Sun Gate. This will take an hour of hiking along a trail of flat stones on the edges of cliffs in highland jungle. From this fabulous spot, we may see the sunrise over the sacred citadel of Machu Picchu. From Intipunku we descend into Machu Picchu, and 40 minutes later we enter the citadel from the highest point through the ¨House of the Guardians¨.

We then descend to the control point where we register ourselves and leave our backpacks. We immediately begin a complete guided tour of the Inca citadel that will take approximately two hours. You will then have free time to walk around, climb the Huaynapicchu Mountain, where one can experience spectacular views of all of Machu Picchu, the valleys and mountains that surround it, or visit the Temple of the Moon and the fabulous Inca Bridge. In the afternoon, we meet in the town of AguasCalientes where, if you like, you can visit and relax in the thermal baths. From here we take the train to the city of Cusco, where we will arrive after nightfall.

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30 Jul 2012


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