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Inca Trail Hike Trip Itinerary

Day 1

Cusco, Peru

  • The Under30Experiences team will meet you at the airport and after meeting all our new friends, you’ll take included transportation to our accommodations in Cusco
  • Begin acclimating to the altitude, and take a warm up hike to San Cristobal neighborhood for incredible views of the city
  • Try some tasty delicacies like alpaca or guinea pig at a local lunch spot (Not Included)
  • Have some time to relax and acclimate before we go out for dinner together
  • Enjoy a delicious Peruvian meal at our opening dinner in Cusco’s Plaza de Armas. Get to know the other like-minded travelers on the trip and begin to settle into Perú.

Day 2

Sacred Valley Cultural Day

  • Wake up in Cusco and enjoy breakfast right at your hotel
  • Take a private shuttle to our very own U30X community project above Cusco, in a town called Chinchero
  • We’ll be hiking and doing some farm work, so wear comfortable shoes, and clothes you don’t mind getting dirty!
  • Have a literal farm to table experience, and chow down on lunch that was all grown on the farm you worked on earlier in the morning
  • After lunch, check out an awesome textile demonstration, and learn how the people in the Andes naturally dye and hand-weave their alpaca wool
  • Once you’ve had a chance to buy some of these incredible alpaca goods for yourself and for friends back home, take the shuttle to Ollantaytambo, the living Inca town
  • You’ll have a chance to relax and pick up anything you’re missing before you repack your stuff for the Inca Trail
  • We’ll find a restaurant in this cozy Inca town for one last dinner before we hit the trail! (Not Included)

Day 3

Begin the Inca Trail

  • Enjoy an early breakfast at the hotel, and fuel up for the hike
  • Shuttle from Ollantaytambo to km 82, the start of the Inca Trail
  • The first day of the Hike is relatively easy as you acclimate to the trail
  • We’ll pass by some small Andean communities and stop for a chance to enjoy the view of Patallacta Inca site before continuing to our lunch spot
  • After lunch we'll continue hiking for some hours, ascending until we arrive at our campsite at Wayllabamba
  • We'll have a delicious dinner at the campsite after our first day hiking this sacred trail.

Day 4

Dead Woman's Pass

  • Early morning breakfast at the campsite surrounded by beautiful Peruvian landscapes
  • We will start a steep ascent through the Valley of  Huayllabamba towards the highest point of our journey: The Dead Woman’s Pass 4200m (13,779ft)
  • After a rest here, we’ll begin to make our way down to the lunch stop
  • After lunch we have another summit to conquer. We’ll hike up a steep trail and then down until we reach our campsite
  • Throughout the day we'll have the opportunity to enjoy the views of the Andes Valley and the Inca site of Runcuracay
  • Relax at the campsite while our cooks prepare another delicious dinner for your group after a long day on the trail

Day 5

Pacaymayo Valley

  • Early wake up and breakfast at the campsite
  • Today we will climb to visit the archaeological site of Phuyupatamarca for spectacular views of the mountains, canyons and surrounding areas.
  • After the Inca site we'll continue walking down through the cloud forest and the impressive agricultural Inca site of Intipata as we make our way to our third campsite: Wiñay Wayna.
  • Lunch at the campsite
  • Afternoon walk to the impressive Inca site of Wiñaywayna
  • Last dinner on the trail with your new trail buddies and the whole crew who helped you get to this point

Day 6

Arrive at Machu Picchu

  • Wake up nice and early to get through Intipunku, the famous Sun Gate, before the crowds
  • Take in the incredible views of the Lost City of the Incas as you make your way down for a guided tour of this magical site
  • Have whatever you were craving on the trail for lunch as we re-enter civilization
  • Take a beautiful train journey through the Sacred Valley which offers both stunning views and the perfect opportunity for a nap
  • Regather everything you left behind in Ollantaytambo, and embark on a shuttle journey with more views and more naps
  • Take a hard earned shower, and put on some clean clothes to relax a bit before our final dinner together as a group

Day 7

Relax & Departure

  • Wake up for your final morning in Cusco, reflect upon your experiences as your eat breakfast with your new friends
  • Hotel checkout is at 9:00AM and for those of you that don’t extend your stay, transportation to the airport is included until 5:00 PM
  • Whether you’re staying in the Andes, or headed home, we wish you safe travels and a happy journey!!

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