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A once in a lifetime experience hiking the famous Inca Trail in Peru, in style, and luxury being catered to, throughout this incredible trek in the Peruvian Andes. Glamping the Inca Trail, will take you to the highest thrilling pass of Dead Woman’s Pass (Warmiwañusqa) and observing beautiful landscapes, lovely bird species, vivid orchids in the cloud forest and Inca ruins along the way. Enjoy gourmet Peruvian meals prepared by our Chef and soothing massages during this glamping experience. You will reward yourself with the trophy, the grand tour of the majestic Machu Picchu to complete this incredible adventure in Peru.
Today, we begin our thrilling luxury glamping Inca Trail to the majestic Machu Picchu of Peru. Depart your hotel in Cusco, in the early morning with our professional guide, in private transportation to Km 82, the starting point of our trek. In transit, we will make a short stop at Ollantaytambo to pick up some last-minute items and to use the restroom. After 40 minutes, we arrive at Km 82, Piscacucho (2675 mt.), where we will present our passports and permits and meet our hardworking professional porters and staff, that will take care of our equipment and carry our personal belongings. They will make sure you have an amazing time during the Inca Trail in Peru. Now the adventure begins, hiking through the Inca ruins with stunning landscapes in nature. After 4 hours, we will arrive at Tarayoc (2675 mt.) to delight in a delicious lunch prepared by our chef using fragrant ingredients. Following an elegant lunch, we continue hiking for another 2 hours to the village of Wayllabamba (2970 mt.), where we will camp in luxury and comfort in the vast wilderness surrounded by the astounding Peruvian Andes. Enter your personalized standing bedroom tent with many amenities and indulge in a hot shower in the shower tent. After a relaxing shower, take pleasure in a soothing massage, using aromatic natural oils to rejuvenate and relax you. Following tender moments, it’s time for a flavorful dinner prepared with natural ingredients from the region by our Chef and served by our waiter at the dining tent. After a delicious time, it’s time to retire to your luxury bedroom tent to sleep under the twinkling night stars of Peru.
• Trek starting time: 09:30 am
• Arrival at the campsite: 16:30
• Minimum altitude: Km 82 – 2675 masl/ 8776.3 ft.
• Maximum altitude: Wayllabamba campsite – 2970 masl/9744.1 ft.
• Distance covered: 11 km/6.8 MLS (6 hours walking approx.)
• Difficulty: Moderate
• Meals included: Snacks, lunch, tea time, and dinner
After an early hearty breakfast, to prepare you for the most demanding day of the Inca Trail, begin climbing for 1.5 hours towards the Ravine of Ayapata (3328 mt.), coming upon the forest where you will catch sight of a stream of crystalline waters beside the road. Following another 3 hours with periodic rest breaks, to catch your breath, we reach our lunch spot at Llulluchapampa (3760 mt.), to have a delectable picnic lunch while appreciating magnificent views of the surrounding Cloud Forest and the Peruvian Andes. Gaze at the waiting, Dead Woman’s Pass (Warmiwañusca Pass) peering at you. After a well-deserved rest and lunch, we will continue our hike with the most difficult climb for about 2.5 hours to the Dead Woman’s Pass ((Warmiwañusca Pass 4215 mt), to catch exhilarating views and feel a sense of accomplishment. Celebrate this triumphant experience with your family and friends with a toast to nature. Then it’s time to descend for another 2 hours towards the Pacaymayo Ravine until you reach the Pacaymayo campsite (3500 mt.), where you will delight in a hot shower, massage, and elegant dinner in the wilderness of the Peruvian Andes. After being pampered sleep like a baby under the starry skies.
• Wake-up time: 05:30 am
• Trek starting time: 07:00 am
• Arrival at the campsite: 17:00
• Minimum altitude: Ayapata site – 3328 masl/ 10918.7 ft.
• Maximum altitude: Warmiwañusca Pass – 4215 masl/13828.7 ft.
• Distance covered: 9 km/5.6 MLS (9 hours walking approx.)
• Difficulty: Challenging.
• Meals included: Breakfast, snacks, lunch, tea time, and dinner.
This morning after a well-deserved rest, it’s time for a one-of-a-kind experience on the Inca Trail by participating in a 30-40 minutes yoga session led by our expert therapist, shrouded in the mystery of the tranquil ravine and majestic Peruvian Andes. After a spiritual session, enjoy a hot shower before having an energetic delicious breakfast to boost up your energy levels. Hike for 1-hour through the paved and well-maintained slope to the ruins of Runkurakay, an ancestral Inca structure with a circular shape. Continue walking for approximately 1 hour until reaching the second Pass of Runkurakay (3955 mt.), where you will observe incredible views of the Inca trail. Then descend for about 1 hour along a zigzag trail to Sayacmarca (3585 mt.) for a short visit. Next, continue for another hour to Chaquicocha (3535 mt.), to feast on an exceptional lunch served by your waiter. After a succulent lunch, we continue our walk for 2.5 hours through the incredibly well-preserved path to Phuyupatamarca Pass (3640 mt.), traversing through a small stone tunnel to see overwhelming views of the breathtaking valleys and Peruvian Andes mountains on the Inca Trail as we approach our nearby campsite at Phuyupatamarca (3670 mt.). Relish in the glamor, for one more night with a hot shower, massage, and royal treatment on the luxury Inca Trail. Then feast on a Peruvian gourmet dinner prepared by our chef, and toast with our crew who made your dream come true. Cheers or Salud to a phenomenal time on this Inca Trail with View Peru`s professional crew. Time for nightie night in your bedroom luxurious tent.
• Wake-up time: 05:00 am
• Trek starting time: 08:00 am
• Arrival at the campsite: 16:30
• Minimum altitude: Chaquicocha site – 3535 masl/ 11597.8 ft.
• Maximum altitude: Runkurakay Pass – 3955 masl/12975.7 ft.
• Distance covered: 9 km/5.6 MLS (5.5 hours walking approx.)
• Difficulty: Moderate.
• Meals included: Breakfast, snacks, lunch, tea time, and dinner.
View Peru, hopes you had a fabulous experience hiking the luxury Inca Trail with our professional team. After a succulent breakfast early in the morning, say farewell to your porters and thank them for a fantastic time. Then it’s time for the last leg hiking for about 3 hours until arriving at the Inca ruins of Wiñaywayna (2650 mt.) and continuing up steep steps for approximately 1.5 hours until reaching Sun Gate or Intipunku (2750 mt.) to catch exhilarating views of Machu Picchu below. Following a few pictures, we will descend for another hour or so until we come upon the astounding Machu Picchu (2430 mt.). After fixing your eyes on this priceless Inca structure, of Machu Picchu, immerse yourself in a walking tour with your well-versed guide as he tells his story and theories behind this glorious citadel. Stroll the sacred grounds of Machu Picchu, and be inspired by its genius and beauty. The ultimate experience comes to an end as you exit this wonderous site of the Incas. Enjoy an exceptional lunch a la carte at the Belmond Sanctuary Lodge hotel. At the scheduled time take a ride on the shuttle bus to Aguas Calientes, a 25-minute ride to board the luxury Hiram Bingham train to relish in a sumptuous dinner aboard the train while watching a Peruvian Andean show with live music. Arrive at the Poroy train station where our View Peru Representative will greet you and escort you in private transportation to your hotel in Cusco.
• Wake-up time: 04:00 am
• Trek starting time: 05:30 am
• Arrival to Machu Picchu citadel: 11:30 am
• Arrival at Cusco: 21:56
• Minimum altitude: Machu Picchu citadel – 2430 masl/ 7972.4 ft.
• Maximum altitude: Intipunku site – 2750 masl/9022.3 ft.
• Distance covered: 8 km/4.9 MLS (5.5 hours walking approx.)
• Difficulty: Moderate.
• Meals included: Breakfast, snacks, lunch, Hiram Bingham tea time, and dinner on board.
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**A 4-day trip in the Inca Trail in Peru**
The 4-day glamping Inca Trail tour by View Peru was amazing. This trip to Machu Picchu exceeded our expectations because of the knowledgeable guides making this experience unforgettable.
We fully praise Adrian. Every detail of Peruvian culture and history was included in his speech, delivered with the right amount of humor and telling skills. Orlando, another of our tour guides, worked perfectly with Adrian and their conversation was very enlightening as we conquered the Andean mountains.
Every day we had a delicious meal made by the hands of Juan and Mario. Juan has several tricks to prepare a magical meal in a “kitchen” in the highlands. The quality of the meal, restaurant level. Also, the porters deserve our recognition as we understood how hard they work carrying all the equipment over 11.000 feet, meanwhile we had only our day packs with us.
View Peru has a high level of efficiency in coordination. Thanks Javier and Rodrigo. Direct and on-time communication, perfect.
The pickups and transfers from the airport were also great. Ronald has good conversation skills and we could also grab his knowledge of local culture.
You can choose View Peru if you want to enjoy the Inca Trail as much as we did.
**The 4 day Inca Trail to Machu Picchu**
The tour with View Peru was a fantastic time. Our tour was private, just for the two of us with 10 people supporting our experience (a tour guide, a chef, an assistant, a lead porter and 6 porters). Each one was outstanding. Ready for our requests, resolved everything and very flexible. The places we stayed, camp sites, were just wonderful. High-quality tents and up-to-date equipment for our comfort. And the food, it was amazing. Each dish was pleasant to the sight and palate.
We can say that the trek is challenging, but with a lot of beautiful scenery and even more enjoyable with the company of our tour guide, Adrian. He was very detailed about the information of the flora, fauna, culture and past… everything! I felt cared for with them every second of the trip. This definitively was more than a trekking adventure, he turned this trail into a valuable experience very likely to be recalled with so much joy.
View Peru was in charge of all that had to be done on the trail. Campsite gear, set up and take down of tents, carriage of the equipment, the daily meals (3 per day), snacks and a tea time! We did not worry about anything else but our day pack (water, some snacks and rain clothes).
Those four days in the Andean highlights really disconnected us from the routine. This camping adventure was superb thanks to all the crew from View Peru.
**4 days of Glamping in the Inca Trail**
Those four days on the Inca Trail were simply wonderful. Juan and Derex were very attentive with us along all the trek and they helped to build a great atmosphere and lovable memories. The camping gear and the tents were excellent. Even we had side tables, robes… and cozy, warm sleeping bags! The tour includes breakfast, lunch and dinner, and I loved the hot coffee delivered to our tents in the morning and the afternoon. Of course, we were very pleased with the hot shower and the massages. The fourth night was very touching. Charming views and even three llamas were watching over us… So nice! This trip to Machu Picchu, the entrance by the Sun Gate… So many unforgettable memories.
** Private Comfort Inca Trail for Experienced Travelers **
I have absolutely no regrets on having booked our trip with View Peru and I recommend it to anyone who is wishing to travel to Peru. This trek was one of the best trips we ever had done, and we must say that we have traveled SEVERAL times. Thomas, our guide, was so charming, well-informed, and he had so many good skills that make him an incredible guide. We were so lucky to have a tour guide with Incan blood. The private tour was the best option as it suited our pace, and the meals were awesome. We had assistance whenever we needed it (set up and breakdown of tents) and all the gear. Language barrier was not a hindrance at all as the crew helped us with Spanish successfully. We were ready for all the challenges in the trail. So, if you are looking for the best tour and tour guide, go for the Inca Trail with View Peru.
** Seamless adventure **
This trip deserves many compliments. We opted for the Luxury Inca Trail, and I have to admit I was quite in doubt about paying a considerable amount of money to someone overseas. I was afraid of arriving in Lima and finding myself with no assistance at all… The itinerary seemed too good to be true. Well, ladies and gentlemen, it is EVEN BETTER that it sounds. In just one word, this trip was awesome.
We were amazed with this experience. Elvis was our tour guide and coach. I am over 40 and even if I do some exercise I need to be in better shape. However, Elvis said that is not something to worry about. He taught us how to breathe in the Andes, the correct use of trekking poles, and how to keep with the pace. I had him on my side every step I did and I conquered this trek. I could not have done it without him and all his helpful advice (when to save energy or how to pick the best path). And of course, the path was full of the history of every single plant and ruin in front of us. As you can imagine, he is pretty popular and busy, but requesting him is a must. Every tourist appreciates their tour guide, but he deserves the first place.
The itinerary might sound very classy at first. I wondered why I should travel with a massage therapist, it was a bit funny. My mind changed completely after having all the muscular soreness out with the massages after the trek. This is a big benefit if you mind how your body will react to the trek. Oh, and the therapist is very personable and detail-oriented. She came up with a birthday cake made within the trek and a bottle of champagne for my husband.
As you can see, this trail was outstanding. It required more endurance than I thought, but of course there are less hard (and harder) options. Of course, our effort was rewarded with the natural beauty along the whole trek.
Something you should not miss is the condor sightseeing in Chonta. As my husband says, missing the condor in Peru is like missing the elephant in Africa. He chose this mid-Inca Trail, but for the crew it was no problem at all as they could rearrange everything to meet his needs. We also enjoyed a picnic on the last day with a beautiful view of Cusco. The perfect ending of the perfect vacation.
Wild condors are majestic and so inspiring. The natural surroundings are different from the ones we enjoyed on the Inca Trail. Amazing Andean views. This trail is pretty easy, but after the 4 days of the Inca Trail, well, we had to show our endurance again at a moderate pace. We noticed only a few tourists on the way, so it is still an untouched area.
I have some piece of advice for you. One, pack hand warmers, available in an emergency pack of any hiking store. They are useful during the hike and, of course, at night. Two, bring enough money to tip. You are not forced to tip the crew but you will be surprised with their hard work and attentiveness that tipping will flow naturally. The trail is safe and so will be your cash money. Three, the porters can be a bit reserved, so shaking hands and smiling are okay. You can go further and know them better. We learned that one of the funniest parts of camping is talking with the cooking crew while they prepare the meals. In some way, my husband’s Spanish was only useful to talk about Mexican food, but a Johnny Walker passed around was better than any translator. We could feel the appreciation for a warm and joyful culture.
Words are not enough to recognize how good this group of people is. They anticipated absolutely everything. There are a lot more stories that would make this review extensively long. This company is top-notch and I ended with anything but wonderful memories of an amazing experience. You can send me your questions if you would like to book with them. They will exceed your needs. We need them to create more trips like this all around South America, because I am afraid I will expect the same quality wherever I travel to from now.