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Inca Trail connection Lares to Machu Picchu – Alternative

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  • 4 days and 3 nights
  • Max people: 12
  • Min age: 5+
  • Cusco, Peru
  • Wacawasi, Winaywayna, Machu Picchu
  • Daily departures

The main journey of this tour is made in the comfort of the train, is one of the fastest tours to visit the wonder of the world Machu Picchu.

Price Includes

  • All the information about the tour one day before de trip.
  • Pick up at your hotel.
  • Tourist transport to Cusco - Ollantaytambo Round Trip.
  • Professional English/Spanish speaking guide.
  • Machu Picchu entrance tickets.
  • Train’s round trip Tickets Ollantaytambo - Aguas Calientes.
  • Bus up from Aguas Calientes to Machu Picchu.
  • Bus from Machu Picchu down to Aguas Calientes.
  • 1 Night hotel in Aguas Calientes.
  • Meals as indicated in the program: 3x breakfast, 3x lunch, 3x dinner.

Price Excludes

  • Food
  • Entrance ticket into the hot springs in Aguas Calientes.
  • Services no mentioned before
  • Entrance ticket to Huayna Picchu

We suggest bringing

  • Walking Shoes.
  • Bottled Water.
  • Insect Repellent.
  • Sunblock.
  • Cash in Small Bill Form.
  • A Backpack.
  • 1 lightweight backpack per person.
  • Binoculars.
  • Personal care items.
  • Sunglasses.
  • Camera with extra batteries and memory card.
  • Cash (Soles).

Briefing in our office, between 5 p.m. and 7 p.m. of the day before the trip, detailed explanation of the tour with our guide.

Recommendation: Arrive 24 hours before the trip at the office of Conde Travel.

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Itinerary

Day 1:CUSCO – LARES HOT SPRINGS – WACAWASI

We depart at 6:00am from Cusco by private bus, picking you up at your hotel. We travel through the Sacred Valley to the hot springs of Lares, where we’ll enjoy a great lunch. Then we start out two hour hike to our campsite in Wacawasi where we’ll have dinner.

Day 2:WACAWASI – PASS OF THE CONDOR – EPSAYCOCHA

After breakfast we go to the first activity of the day: observation of Alpaca fabric weaving. Then we start our climb to the pass of the Condor (approximately 4100m.a.s.l.). Here we will enjoy the incredible view of Mount “Veronica” at 5750 m, recharge to continue our hike to Lake Epsaycocha, where we have lunch. Afterwards we hike to Yanahuara where we set up our camp and have dinner.

Day 3:EPSAYCOCHA – OLLANTAYTAMBO – CHACHABAMBA – WIÑAYHUAYNA – AGUAS CALIENTES

After breakfast we will go by bus to Ollantaytambo where we will take the Expedition Train to KM 104 at 6.10 a.m. The guide will direct you on foot to the ruins of Chachabamba where the tour will begin. We will pass through a small and refreshing waterfall on the way to the ruins of Wiñayhuayna where the impressive platforms will demonstrate the skill of Andean engineering. After lunch we will then continue the walk to Inti Punku (Puerta del Sol) from where we will have the first sight of Machu Picchu as a beautiful panoramic of the town on the hill. From here we will take the bus to Aguas Calientes where we will spend the night and prepare for the following day up at Machu Picchu.

Day 4:AGUAS CALIENTES – MACHU PICCHU – CUSCO

At 5:30 am, after an early breakfast, we begin the trek to Machu Picchu where we will have a guided tour of the different sectors of the archaeological complex, including the Intihuatana or sundial, used by ancient Peruvians settlers. To climb the mountain of Huayna Picchu you can choose the second group at 10:00 a.m. takes about an hour walking and it’s really worth it; the view is breath taking and the experience will be unforgettable. We will board the train from Aguas Calientes to Ollantaytambo at 18:20, make sure to be at the station at least half an hour in advance. In Ollantaytambo there will be a driver waiting outside the station to bring you back to Cusco.

Note:If you want to climb Huayna Picchu or Montaña Machu Picchu, you need to book at least three months prior. This activity is optional (Price USD 70).

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FAQ

What is Machu Picchu?

Machu Picchu is an archeological center that preserves the remains of an Inca city, built in a green environment of mountains and rivers, a mystical and mysterious place; in addition, it is a patrimony of humanity and one of the most desired destinations in the world.

It is located at 2,400 m. a. s. l. in a cloud forest between the Andes Mountains and the Amazon rainforest of Peru.

How to get to Machu Picchu from Lima?

To get from Lima to Machu Picchu you must travel to the city of Cusco by plane or bus.

When to go to Machu Picchu?

It is possible to go all the year, the minimum temperatures vary between 8 ºC and the maximum around 20 ºC.
There are 2 seasons in Machu Picchu: the dry season and the rainy season. The first one takes place between April and October, it is characterized by little rain and a sunny climate. The rainy season runs from November to March and is characterized by constant rains.

How much luggage can I take on the train?

On trains to Machu Picchu you can only take hand luggage that should not exceed 5 kilos (11 pounds).

Can Machu Picchu be visited by people of any age?

Yes, it can be visited by people of all ages. However, in order to ascend Huayna Picchu mountain, it can only be visited by people older than 12 years old.

From what time can I enter Machu Picchu?

Public access is from 6 a.m. to 5 p.m.

What to see in Machu Picchu?

Machu Picchu is home to almost 150 amazing constructions, these are some of the places that stand out:

• The Temple of the Sun.
• The Intihuatana.
• The Temple of the 3 Windows.
• The Temple of the Condor.
• The Hall of Mirrors.
• The Ladder of the Fountains.
• Huayna Picchu Mountain.
• The Temple of the Moon.
• The Door of the Sun (Intipunku).
• The Main Square.
• The Royal Tomb.
• The Sacred Rock.