What makes this trip special?
The Classic View of Machu Picchu
Intipunku - the Sun Gate
The Machu Picchu train
Cusco - Ollyantaytambo - Machu Picchu
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A lovely day's walk in the Vilcabamba, joining the route of the 'Classic' Inca Trail before it reaches the Sun Gate and its spectacular view of Machu Pichu.
Tour the ruins in the afternoon when things are likely to be quieter, descend to the village for a night in a hotel, then return the following day for a full guided tour. Return to Cusco in the late afternoon. Hugely memorable. Very efficient.
Do bear in mind that although this is much shorter than the classic Inca Trail trek you will still be hiking 12km on rough terrain with some steep uphills, so reasonable fitness is needed.
Day-by-day itinerary for 'The Royal Inca Trail'
Guide prices for 'The Royal Inca Trail'
|Shared trek, travelling each way from Cusco on the 'Expedition' train
||2 people sharing
|Shared trek, travelling each way from Cusco on the 'Vistadome' train
||2 people sharing
Prices are per person and include:
- one night's hotel accommodation in Machu Picchu Pueblo
- English-speaking guide
- porter support
- meals as indicated (B = breakfast, L = lunch, D = dinner)
- bus and train tickets
- entrance fees
- Inca Trail permit from km104
Prices do not include:
- items of a personal nature such as drinks, tips, laundry, etc
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Hotels for 'The Royal Inca Trail'
Machu Picchu Pueblo
El Mapi is Inkaterra's new, 48-room, functional, contemporary style hotel located in the centre of Machu Picchu Pueblo - the village at the base of Machu Picchu's mountain. Bedrooms are small but well appointed each with blackout curtains, 100% cotton sheets, down duvets, hypoallergenic pillows, cotton bath robes, natural herbal amenities, 32" flat screen TVs and tight-focus reading lights. There is a cafeteria offering organic salads, fresh sandwiches, homemade soups and pastries which is open until 11pm and a bar with free Wi-Fi. Oxygen is available upon request.