Saturday, July 11, 2009

Machu Picchu - Initial information

In the days following the wedding we will be walking the Machu Picchu trail would love to do this with our wedding party. This is a 4-day hike but for those looking for a more relaxing adventure, it is also possible to catch a train there on a 1 or 2 day trip.

Option one - the trek:

The current prices for the Inca trail - 4 days, 3 nights in groups of maximum 8 people return in a back-packer train is $US509; OR return in Vistadome $US528.

At the moment the program is a s follows:

DAY 1 Cusco / Km 82 / Koriwuarachina

At proper time, depart by bus to the km 82 since here we will start the Inka Trail. In the afternoon visit the ruins of Llaqtapata, the Wayllabamba and Llulluchayoc. Camping – Altitude approx (3,200 meters) Lunch and dinner

DAY 2 Llulluchayoc / Warmiwañuska / Runkurakay

A couple of hours take us to Warmiwañuska pass (4,200) first the trail descends to the Pacaymayo River and then climbs slowly past Runkurakay. Camping – Altitude approx (3,700 meters) Breakfast, lunch and dinner

DAY 3 Runkurakay / Sayacmarka / Wiñay Wayna

Beginning the hike at Runkurakay and over to Sayacmarca ruins. After continuing along the buttress and passing Puyupatamarca. Continue the hike to Wiñay Wayna. Camping – Altitude approx (2,700 meters) Breakfast, lunch and dinner

DAY 4 Wiñay Wayna / Inti Punku / Machu Picchu

Early in the morning beginning of the hike and continue to Inti Punku the way of the Incas used to come, watching the magnificent citadel of Machu Picchu. A fascinating tour of temples, houses, terraces for growing crops and even gardens. Return to Cusco by train (backpacker or Vistadome coach).


- A guide expert of the road and of the customs that he/she will be able to him in contact with the environment.
- Eat hot during the tours
- Carps bipersonals, besides carp bathroom and carp cooks
- Tables
- Chairs
- Personal of kitchen
- Personal of support (carriers)
- Entrance fees Inca Trail & Machupicchu
- Transfer Station Peru rail / hotel the day of their return (it transports tourist)
- Transfer person that will be in charge of the passengers
- First-aid kit of first aids
- Oxygen
- Daffor
- Matra
- Train Machu Picchu / Cusco (backpacker o Vistadome coach)


- Sleeping bag - Rain poncho
- Sunglasses
- Light hat or visor
- Sun blocking lotion
- Light hiking shoes or sneakers
- Cotton long sleeved shirts and t-shirts
- Wool socks
- Water bottles or canteens
- Flashlight with spare batteries
- Photographic camera
- Personal medication


Option 2:

2 days 1 night return in Backpacker train is US $349.00 and in Vistadome is US $368.00 they all include: English speaking guide, porters, lunch the first day, entrance to the citadel, bus and train tickets it doesn’t include Hotel but you have to spend the night in Aguas Calientes to visit the citadel the next morning.

Option 3:

The day trip to Machu Picchu is US$269.00 and includes Guide, return tickets on Vistadome train, entrance to the citadel and return bus to Aguas Calientes.

These prices will probably increase if Peru Rail or the INC changes their rates, but that we can’t know till early 2010.

(as written by Ceci)


belleoftheballdesigns on July 21, 2009 at 10:47 AM said...

Curt and I would love to do Option 1 but ideally whatever you guys are doing we will do that - we just wanna do Machu PIcchu with the pple we love! oh no! that invite has made me go all soppy!

Espen on July 23, 2009 at 8:43 AM said...

Write me up for the one you two lovebirds are taking :)

po and case on October 15, 2009 at 11:35 AM said...

Hey Peeps,

Email us your passport details stat!

More info on this great website :)

and check out the availability... so nifty!

Belle on December 16, 2009 at 9:20 AM said...

when would you lovely peeps like a deposit or complete payment for the trek? xxx

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