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4 Days Inca Trail Tour + Custom Peru Trip

Inca Trail Machu Picchu Trip

Learn how lively Peruvian journey – together with the time spent exploring the Sacred Valley, combined with the 4-day Inca Trail tour – enabled this mother-daughter duo to push herself, ponder and

Melissa and Shannon got here to Knowmad Adventures, which targeted on an lively, genuine and durable trip to South America – to plan a solemn journey to the current completion of Shannon in Peru. Their custom-made Peru trip, based mostly on our Inca Trail & Past route plan, combines unique experiences with Sacred Valley and Cusco, including mountain biking within the Andes and getting to know the complete 4-day Inca Trail tour of Maras salt mines. In fact, a well-designed route has only a structure and a low stress surroundings for a superb journey, the precise moments between you and what you, the traveler, do, which modifications the journey from massive to life.

  4 Days Inca Trail Trip

A couple of months in the past we requested the final Knowmad passengers to send us photograph and story exhibits for the annual Knowmad Adventures Journey Images. Melissa and Shannon commented individually and both took notice of the same unforgettable second (Determine above):

”The image of the third campsite felt like a surreal metropolis above the clouds! It was the top of the longest, tiring day of the journey and the arrival of such a hanging place appeared really superb. It was certainly some of the breathtaking moments of our journey. We continued climbing over the camp based mostly on the good information from Harry. Though we have been exhausted, we knew Harry nicely sufficient to pay attention when he made a suggestion! We were not disillusioned! Watching the sunsets is an extended tradition of our household. To see such a tremendous sunset from the Andean peak after such a clumsy day, there was a fantastic moment of reflection. “- Melissa, Haymarket, VA

” The 4-day journey was probably the most breathtaking and powerful journey of my life. Every day provided new challenges and new rewards to beat these challenges. I'm positive I might send more than 100 photographs, because each scene was extra unimaginable than the last. There’s one picture that stands out from me in my memory above all. My image at the prime of the mountain was taken on the end of the third day. We had been climbing for about 12 hours over two mountain peaks. We have been completed. Once we lastly reached our campsite, we just needed to take a seat in our tent and never move. However the unimaginable guide Harry insisted that we attempt just a bit above our campsite to see what he promised to be an unimaginable view. Only five of us built power for making a small bedrock. And I'm glad that I did because the views of the mountain prime are one thing I will always remember. It’s a tradition in our family to all the time gather and watch the sunset each time we go to a brand new place. And that day I was standing above the clouds, wanting down on the mountain the place Machu Picchu sat down and watching the sunset with my mom. And for that I am eternally grateful. Thanks for the journey of your life. ”- Shannon, Haymarket, VA

Are you interested by touring to Peru? We’re regional specialists here at Knowmad Adventures and we are proud to build custom-made journeys which might be good for our vacationers. In case you are concerned about an journey that mixes a number of areas of Peru, visit our Peru Trip Ideas page, go to our journey specialists at 612-394-2894 or e-mail: to start out planning your trip at this time!

4 Day Inca Trail Tour + Larger Peru

MAY 9 USA – Lima

You fly from USA to Lima, arriving in the evening. Whenever you arrive in Lima you’ll meet on the airport and assist you cross the road and at the entrance to the lodge subsequent to the terminal.

  • No Meals – Wyndham Costa del Sol Airport Lodge

MAY 10 Lima – Cusco – Holy Valley

In the morning at 7:50 pm you may be helped to cross the road to the airport. After a brief flight to Cusco's former Incan capital, the place Andean cultures come alive (don't be stunned when the language isn’t Spanish – it's in all probability the native Andean language Quechua), you'll meet at the airport and take lunch. Head to Incan's points of interest outdoors Cusco and go to the fortress in Sacsayhuaman and its megalithic stone terraces; Kenko with carved stone surfaces and underground altars; Puka Pukara Fortress, which protected the royal capital from attacks; or water temple, Tambomachay. Continuing the mountain-inspired views of the snow-capped Andes, descend into the Inca Valley and verify your stay.

MAY 11 Villages of the Holy Valley

After breakfast, you attain the van along the holy valley with the remote Andean communities of Calca, Coya, Lamay and Pisac until you attain the Amara group. This isolated group is heavily owned by its historic tradition and carries a substantial amount of dwelling on the Andean slopes. Amaru proudly opens its village to you, the place you study their way of life and traditions. You participated in For amassing crops used as pure dyes, study their medical and culinary properties, and see how Amaru's world-famous textiles are woven and dwelling. If you end up attending lunch with group leaders, should you're nonetheless tense, you possibly can take pleasure in a mild hike by way of the vast Inca on the rocky seashore. If you would like, you can even leap right into a van and arrive soon at Pisac, certainly one of Peru's largest and most energetic markets, the place you’ll be able to negotiate with the Andes campers. On the finish of the tour you’ll be returned to your accommodation.

  • B, L – Sonesta Posadas del Inca

12. Might Mountain Biking within the Andes colonial villages and salt mines

Immediately you take pleasure in a full day via the Holy Valley, visiting small colonial villages admiring the gorgeous Andean landscapes. From morning on, you will drive to the mountains to Cruzpata, where the journey begins. This non-technical and principally downhill snowboarding, this world-class mountain biking journey is great for these with or with out expertise. Driving landscapes run with unbeatable views of snow-capped peaks above 16,00zero ft, coming to Moray – a little-known website believed to be an historic Inka agricultural laboratory. After having fun with the gourmand picnic lunch in the shade of the Andes, you will proceed to descend to Maras's fascinating place where you will notice previous salt pans, which have been repaired in the traditional means. From here you’ll be able to proceed to descend on the Urubamba Valley flooring, stroll the alternative path or return to the van valley.

  • B, picnic L – Sonesta Posadas del Inca

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As we speak you begin a hike to the Inca Trail, leaving Piscaycucho in the morning. After you have met the caretakers, you possibly can wander via a small part of the path, unloading the valley calmly into the Incan ruins of Qanoriwaychina, first discovered in 2001. Take pleasure in a picnic lunch surrounded by rocks of over 200 totally different buildings. Crossing the Urubamba River The Queue enters your campsite on the Inca Terrace and Wayna Q & # 39; s and Llaqtapata Archaeological Websites. Take pleasure in your stay in the evenings at leisure.
Mountaineering Info: 6.Eight miles, about 5-6 hours
* 13.-17. Might, based mostly on the Might Group

MAY 14 Llaqtapata – Llulluchapampa

The Cusicacha Valley, where you’ll be able to attain Huallabamba's small indigenous group, where you’ll be able to grasp the high Andean traditions. Once you proceed to see the clouds, you will also see a very uncommon Andean Quenuan tree. Arriving on the great Pampa slightly below the first route, your camp awaits the breathtaking sunset and views of Huaynay's dawn.
Climbing Info: 5.6 kilometers, about 6 hours

MAY 15 Llulluchapampa – Phuyupatamarca

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You begin probably the most challenging day for a hike with a gentle rise to the Warmiwanusqa Passport and awarded with the magnificent Andean views 13 692 ft excessive. From there you’ll be able to reach the Pacamayo River and the other aspect of the valley to Runkuraqay alongside the second cross. Simply after you will have entered the cloud forest, you will visit the Sayacmarca ruins, which may wander by way of the usually influential buildings of the clouds. Continue alongside the ridge to see the majestic mountain of Salkantay and the silhouette of Mount Pumasillo on the horizon and arrive at your camp just outdoors a small village on the sting of the clouds.
Climbing Info: 8.7 miles, about 7 -8 hours

MAY 16 Phuyupatamarca Machu Picchu

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Begin the present hike by shifting the Phuyupatamarca ruins and winding closely into the denser clouds the place Refurbished Winay Ruins in Wayna. Right here you go until you cross the Intipunku – by means of the gate of the solar – just because the Incas did long ago. Arriving on the solar gate within the night helps keep away from crowds and allows the primary hen's eye view of the lost city of Machu Picchu when it’s much less visited. From right here you will land at Machu Picchu Pueblo to roast your personal monitor, where you will discover the traditional Incan Path to Machu Picchu and search for the upcoming website.
Mountaineering Info: 5 Kilometers, About 7 Hours

  • B, L, D – Machu Picchu Pueblo Lodge

MAY 17 Machu Picchu – Cusco

Early ascenders can watch the sunrise from Machu Picchu fortress or make early elevation in Huayna Picchu. This incredibly giant archaeological website, which has disappeared into the world until the top of the century, is in the midst of the Andes and plush clouds, making it one of many world's most breathtaking points of interest. You’ll have the prospect to get an entire guided tour of the location if you begin opening Inca's thriller, and you will also have time to explore the ruins. After lunch in Aguas Calientes, you’ll land at Machu Picchu and take a day practice to Cusco for a soothing night.

  • B, L – Lodge Individually Reserved for Travelers (JW Marriot Cusco)

MAY 18 Cusco

Take pleasure in a day of leisure time to proceed exploring Cusco, some of the dynamic cities in South America. Go to the Incan architecture jewelery, such as the Korikancha Sun Temple, purchase the Andean market, take pleasure in unimaginable Peruvian cuisine, or explore Colonial's cathedrals constructed on prime of Incan foundations round Plaza Central.

  • B – Self-Lodge Traveler [19659013] MAY 19 Cusco – Lima – USA

Take pleasure in your morning free time and proceed to explore Cusco. You’ll be able to decide up your stay at 15:00. and transferred to the airport based on your Lima flight. Once you arrive at Lima Airport, you’re liable for independently checking and intercepting a world flight. This is typically an extended and inevitable minimize, so save a couple of pages on your web page or take pleasure in dinner or spa service just throughout the street from Wyndham Lodge before the international night time flight house. It’s also possible to choose to take pleasure in dinner at the eating area or at the Tanta Airport restaurant within the second story earlier than you go through security.

MAY 20 arrives residence

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Nos Vemos, Lisa

 South American Tourism - Lisa Kellenberger Lisa is a media supervisor at Knowmad Adventures who is dedicated to creating distinctive, personal and customized journeys in South America. He studied overseas in Buenos Aires, Argentina, in 2012 and is consistently planning the subsequent journey. Study extra about Biography and extra concerning the Knowmad group.