The memorable journey begins by making our way across the riverbed from either Cusco or the Sacred Valley. We get up at sunrise, where our 5-day trek starts from a section of the Inca Trail that only few have the opportunity to visit. Most groups cross the Urubamba River at Km 82, but we’ll follow the river downstream and cross at Km 88, setting the tone for the rest of the trip - isolated, avoiding the crowds and having the landscapes all to ourselves. Upon our arrival in Chamana, a small village that’s part of the Llaqtapata Community, a warm lunch will await us at our private campsite. As evening approaches, you will have the option to visit the archaeological sites of Wayna Q’ente and Llaqtapata, charming ruins of Incan stone walls, stairs, and other incredible ancient Incan monuments and constructions that will leave you in awe. By the end of the day, we are delighted to offer you teatime, a hot shower, and warm dinner, all while reminiscing on the day’s beautiful trekking in the outdoors!
THE INCA TRAIL TO MACHU PICCHU
The 5-day journey begins at Km 82, the marker that signifies the start of the famous Inca Trail. Our highly trained guides, who are deeply familiar with these ancient Inca footpaths, will expertly lead us through the magnificent Andean terrain. Along the way, we’ll traverse breathtaking high alpine passes, lush valleys, dense cloud forests, and rushing rivers. We’ll pass through ancient Inca remains of Andean settlements, ultimately arriving at Machu Picchu via Inti Punku (the Sun Gate). Each night, our team of porters and skilled cooks will have a delicious hot meal and a comfortable camp already set up for your convenience. Since we highly value sustainable tourism, we’ll have very little impact on the land, communities, and environment we encounter along the trail, and we will also take steps to enjoy a tranquil hike, avoiding crowds of fellow trekkers. On the final day, a guided tour of the citadel will bring Machu Picchu to life, as we explore and immerse ourselves in the magic and beauty of this ancient, mystical site. This trek is truly an unforgettable experience you’ll reminisce about for years to come.