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This 8 night sample itinerary includes:
  Flight in and out of Lima
  All domestic flights
  2 nights in Lima
  3 nights in Cuzco
  Inca Trail to Machu Picchu for 3 nights (all camping)
  Daily breakfast (most hotels)
  Hotel Taxes
  Monday Departures 2013 and 2014. This package does not operate on February.
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From Miami FL for 8 nights
$2,611 * incl.tax
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Cuzco (79)  Lima City (82)  Machu Picchu (68)  Machu Picchu and Sacred Valley (44)  Peru (102)  

Lima - Cuzco - Inca Trail to Machu Picchu - 3 nights camping

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Lima City
Day 1
Arrive to Lima City
Private Car Airport or Station to Hotel in Lima
Overnight in Lima City    24 hotels offered
Optional   19 Things to do
Day 2
Private Car Hotel to Airport or Station in Lima
Departing from Lima City
Transportation to next city by: Regional Air
Cuzco
Day 2
Arrive to Cuzco
Private Car Airport,Train,Bus St to Hotel in Cuzco
Overnight in Cuzco    21 hotels offered
Optional   20 Things to do
Day 3
Departing from Cuzco
Transportation to next city by: Regional Air
Inca Trail Classic - 3 nights camping
Day 3 to Day 6

This is the classic four-day trek along the Inca trail to Machu Picchu. This magnificent hike is for travelers who are in condition to hike up to ten hours, with breaks, in a single day. The pace may be daunting for some, but the beauty and history of the area surround the hiker every step of the way. On the last morning we arrive at Machu Picchu with plenty of time to explore the ruins before returning to Cusco by train.

ITINERARY:

Day 1: Cuzco - Piskakucho (Km. 82) - Huayllabamba
You will be picked up at your hotel in Cuzco, for a spectacular early morning drive through the Sacred Valley of the Incas, which takes you to the trailhead at Km. 82 of the Machu Picchu railroad. After getting acquainted with the trail crew we set out, crossing a footbridge to hike a gentle two hours down the Urubamba canyon, and then visit imposing sculpted Inca farming terraces and the settlement of Llaqtapata on the banks of the Cusichaca side river. You then climb a short way up the Cusichaca valley to Huayllabamba, the last inhabited village on the trail, where you will camp. Lunch and Dinner in camp.

Day 2: Huayllabamba - Pacaymayo
You will climb the steep-sided Llullucha valley past a rushing stream and through enchanted native polylepis woodland. Crossing the rim of a small plateau, you will abruptly find yoursef in the puna, the treeless grasslands of the high Andes. The trail traverses an open slope opposite mighty mountain crags as we ascend to the first and highest pass, Warmiwanusca (4,200m/13,776ft). Here you encounter spectacular views of the trail ahead to the second pass, and look back to the sweeping snowpeaks and valleys of the Huayanay massif. The trail to the floor of the forested Pacaymayo valley, where you will make camp. Breakfast,Lunch and Dinner,(in camp)

Day 3: Pacaymayo - Winay Wayna
You will pick up an Inca stairway and ascend again past the small Inca site of Runkuracay. As you reach the second pass, the landscape opens onto spectacular new views to the snowpeaks of the Pumasillo range. You will descend to the ruins of Sayacmarca (Inaccessible Town), an intricate labyrinth of houses, plazas and water channels, perched precariously on a rocky spur overlooking the Aobamba valley. The Inca trail, now a massive buttressed structure of granite paving stones, continues along the steep upper fringes of the cloud forest through a colorful riot of orchids, bromeliads, mosses and ferns. At the third pass pinnacles topped with Inca viewing platforms overlook the archaeological complex of Phuyupatamarca (Cloud level Town).
Pausing to explore the wondrous maze of Inca stone towers, fountains and stairways that spillins down the mountainside here, you begin a long descent through ever-changing layers of cloud forest. An Inca stairway partly cut from living granite leads you finally to the camp by the ruins of WiNay Wayna (Forever Young), the largest and most exquisite of the Inca Trail sites. Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner in camp.

Day 4: Winay Wayna - Machu Picchu - Cusco
An early morning hike takes you across a steep mountainside through lush, humid cloud forest of giant ferns and broad-leaf vegetation. Suddenly you cross the stone threshold of Intipunku (Sun Gate) and encounter an unforgettable sweep of natural beauty and human artistry - a backdrop of twisting gorge and forested peaks framing the magical city of Machu Picchu.
You complete the final leg down the royal flagstone walkway, past outlying shrines and buildings and into the heart of Machu Picchu, where you will spend the rest of the morning with a guided tour of the highlights and some individual exploring among Machu Picchu's multitude of hidden nooks and corners. In the early afternoon a bus takes you to the small town of Aguas Calientes, where you will board the return train to Cusco. Breakfast and Lunch

Your package includes:
Briefing lecture before the tour.
A licensed, well-trained, English-speaking guide.
Camping Equipment: spacious North Face tents, and mattress. The North Face V-25 tent is a three-person expedition tent use for just two passengers to offer clients more space and comfort.
Toilet tent.
Dining tent, tables and chairs, and cooking equipment; Chef and Assistant Chef preparing healthy, hearty meals.
Lunch at Machu Picchu Sanctuary Lodge (last day).
Well-paid and well-treated porters and staff.
Private transportation from Cusco to the start of the trail.
First Class train - the Vistadome.
Bus transportation to/from Machu Picchu.
Permit fees to the Inca trail.
Entrance tickets to the archaeological sites.
High quality maps.
24-hour telephone assistance in Lima and Cusco.
Not included: meals in the cities, alcoholic beverages, extras, tips, laundry service, additional tours, insurance, sleeping bags, hiking boots, and other personal gear.

Recommendations:
Although the trek is rated as moderate, we strongly suggest spending at least two nights before the start of the trek to totally adjust to the altitude.
Do some exercise before you go.
Altitude at the Inca Trail: Minimum 2430m/Maximum 4200m.
Keep hydrated. Drink Plenty of water that also helps to acclimatize to the altitude.
The paving on the trail is irregular. Please be careful with your steps.
The maximum kilogram per person: 20 pounds/10 kilograms which you have to store in the provided duffle bag.

Weather:
The Andean weather can be unpredictable, despite the sharp divide between dry and wet seasons. The dry season runs from May to October or November (the best time for this amazing trek); the rainy season goes from December through April. Nevertheless, in the forested fringes of the Amazon basin where Machu Picchu lies, showers are not uncommon at any time of year. Therefore rain pants and jacket are essential gear that should always be in your daypack.

Please be advised that starting this year, the operator of the train to Machu Picchu, Peru Rail, is announcing new regulations for the passengers traveling in all daily schedules
On boarding, an ID (identification) and the train ticket will be required. A photocopy of the passport or other ID is accepted. If the passengers will overnight in the Machu Picchu area, they must take the original passport or ID, along with the Andean Immigration Card, so that the hotel may exonerate the sales tax of the overnight. The Andean Immigration Card is handed by the plane crew upon arrival in Peru.Only carry on or backpacks will be allowed with the following characteristics: Not more than 5 kilos or 11 pounds,not more than 62 inches (157 centimeters) (height+length+width). Backpacks or Carry On will go with the passenger, and by no means should block the access gates or the corridors.

PLEASE NOTE: There is a possibilty that the trek will not operate due to climatological circumstances.During the month of January, we were forced to cancel some outings from Trek due to the strong rains that were afecting Cusco that month. We hope and trust that by mid april we won't encounter any such problems, nevertheless, the weather has not behaved as expected during this season and  it is necessary that we advice this to our passengers.

Day 3
Arrive to Cuzco
Overnight in Cuzco    21 hotels offered
Optional   20 Things to do
Day 4
Overnight in Cuzco    21 hotels offered
Optional   20 Things to do
Day 5
Overnight in Cuzco    21 hotels offered
Optional   20 Things to do
Day 6
Departing from Cuzco
Transportation to next city by: Regional Air
Cuzco
Day 6
Arrive to Cuzco
Overnight in Cuzco    21 hotels offered
Optional   20 Things to do
Day 7
Overnight in Cuzco    21 hotels offered
Optional   20 Things to do
Day 8
Departing from Cuzco
Transportation to next city by: By Air
Lima City
Day 8
Arrive to Lima City
Private Car Airport or Station to Hotel in Lima
Overnight in Lima City    24 hotels offered
Optional   19 Things to do
Day 9
Private Car Hotel to Airport or Station in Lima
Departing from Lima City

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Peru's wealth of archaeological treasures is the most extensive in the Americas, and includes the incomparable "Lost City" of Machu Picchu, and an abundance of spectacular Incan ruins. It is also the home of breathtaking natural wonders like the Peruvian Andes, Lake Titicaca, and the vast Amazon River Basin. Here in the cradle of Pre-Colombian civilization, more than 10,000 years of human culture survives in Peru's archaeological riches, music, dance, sophisticated cuisine, and in the spirit of its fascinating people.

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Lima City
Lima is a sophisticated and cosmopolitan city that has retained much of its classic colonial architecture and pre-Colombian archaeological sites, that features many of South Americas most beautiful historic museums, churches and cathedrals. The city is alive with activity in its trendy neighborhoods like Miraflores, the beachfronts of Costa Verde and Barranco, and the upscale boutiques, massive shopping plazas, and exclusive shops. Some of the most popular attractions include Plaza Bolivar, Plaza Italia, and of course the Plaza de Armas, and the breathtaking panoramas of the Alameda Chabuca Granda viewpoint.

History enthusiasts will love Lima's, National Museum of Anthropology, the Museo de Arte de Lima,and the Gold Museum, the pre-Colombian Huaca Huallamarca temple and the Huaca Pullana site, to Colonial Basilica Cathedral. (La Catedral, and the gigantic ruins of Cajamarquilla, just outside the Lima city limits.

Lima is the center of the gastronomic universe in all of South American, with cuisine that is as varied as its people with fine restaurants, bars and club, and live music throuought the city, and accommodations in Lima can satisfy the most discriminating traveler, and our preferred hotels include every level of comfort style, and luxury services.

Lima is a great place to visit, since most international flights arrive and depart here, our flexible itineraries combine Lima with most of Peru's spectacular destinations, and can be customized to your personal vacation oreferences.
Cuzco
Cuzco was the epicenter of Incan civilization until the arrival of the Spaniards in 1533. Fortunately many stunning Incan structures have survived, and helped to make Cuzco the archaeological capital of the Americas, and Peru's most popular destination.

Gateway to the Sacred Valley, and the lost city of Machu Picchu, Cuzco has a seemingly endless array of historic attractions, both Incan and colonial.

Cuzco abounds with excellent accommodations, and from here visitors can make day trips to the Sacred Valley, or ride the train Machu Picchu.

One of the world's most historically important, and exciting cities, Cuzco, along with Machu Picchu are must see destinations.
Cuzco
Cuzco was the epicenter of Incan civilization until the arrival of the Spaniards in 1533. Fortunately many stunning Incan structures have survived, and helped to make Cuzco the archaeological capital of the Americas, and Peru's most popular destination.

Gateway to the Sacred Valley, and the lost city of Machu Picchu, Cuzco has a seemingly endless array of historic attractions, both Incan and colonial.

Cuzco abounds with excellent accommodations, and from here visitors can make day trips to the Sacred Valley, or ride the train Machu Picchu.

One of the world's most historically important, and exciting cities, Cuzco, along with Machu Picchu are must see destinations.
Cuzco
Cuzco was the epicenter of Incan civilization until the arrival of the Spaniards in 1533. Fortunately many stunning Incan structures have survived, and helped to make Cuzco the archaeological capital of the Americas, and Peru's most popular destination.

Gateway to the Sacred Valley, and the lost city of Machu Picchu, Cuzco has a seemingly endless array of historic attractions, both Incan and colonial.

Cuzco abounds with excellent accommodations, and from here visitors can make day trips to the Sacred Valley, or ride the train Machu Picchu.

One of the world's most historically important, and exciting cities, Cuzco, along with Machu Picchu are must see destinations.
Lima City
Lima is a sophisticated and cosmopolitan city that has retained much of its classic colonial architecture and pre-Colombian archaeological sites, that features many of South Americas most beautiful historic museums, churches and cathedrals. The city is alive with activity in its trendy neighborhoods like Miraflores, the beachfronts of Costa Verde and Barranco, and the upscale boutiques, massive shopping plazas, and exclusive shops. Some of the most popular attractions include Plaza Bolivar, Plaza Italia, and of course the Plaza de Armas, and the breathtaking panoramas of the Alameda Chabuca Granda viewpoint.

History enthusiasts will love Lima's, National Museum of Anthropology, the Museo de Arte de Lima,and the Gold Museum, the pre-Colombian Huaca Huallamarca temple and the Huaca Pullana site, to Colonial Basilica Cathedral. (La Catedral, and the gigantic ruins of Cajamarquilla, just outside the Lima city limits.

Lima is the center of the gastronomic universe in all of South American, with cuisine that is as varied as its people with fine restaurants, bars and club, and live music throuought the city, and accommodations in Lima can satisfy the most discriminating traveler, and our preferred hotels include every level of comfort style, and luxury services.

Lima is a great place to visit, since most international flights arrive and depart here, our flexible itineraries combine Lima with most of Peru's spectacular destinations, and can be customized to your personal vacation oreferences.
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