Private Service info: The price of ou (private) service (depends very much on the number of people in your group (more people, less price).In this service NO other people you don't know/want will be part of your group unlike the in which you can be a part of a group of up to 16 people from different countries, ages, gender, level of fitness, etc, etc.Private service is generally recommended for families traveling with children, honeymooners, older people, group of friends, etc, etc
Private Service: (Imperial 2 day trek) can leave on any date you wish (just make sure there are still spaces available)
Last Minute Information.- If you are wanting to include an ascent of Huayna Picchu in your visit to Machu Picchu beware that there are new regulations and permits have to be bought in advance. The cost to have a Machu Picchu entrance that includes the permits to climb Huayna Picchu is $10 extra and you need to indicate yes to this in your web reservation at the time of your booking….There is a limit of only 400 permits for climbing Huayna Picchu and only 200 people are permitted to enter for each of the 2 sessions scheduled for 7am and 10 am. The guide will organize the tour of Machu Picchu around people’s climb of Huayna Picchu depending on how many in the group have permits. Please note your entrance to Machu Picchu and permit for Huayna Picchu are with your name and passport details so are non transferable and non refundable.
What are the benefits of doing a private trek?- One of the main reasons why the private option is sought after is because you do not need to worry about which dates we have departures set for or if our departures have enough space…Your only concern is whether or not there are permits available…You can choose almost any date that you want if permits are available… In addition to the convenience and flexibility in booking, the private option provides a more personal trip experience for your group. We will pick you up and drop you off at your hotel….The guide will focus all of his energy and attention on your group. You can also be more specific about the foods that you would like to be served during the trek. It is a truly wonderful experience to go on such an amazing journey with only your friends and loved ones. Ask a South Adventure Peru Tours Rep how you can arrange your own private tour.
Important new trail regulations INC ( Institute National de Culture) Please note the INC has confirmed a 50% increase on the Inca trail fee for trekkers and porters but from August not January 2007 as previously indicated. A - Limited number of people can enter the trail each day (500 PEOPLE PER DAY) and hikers require permits obtained in advance by a licensed tour operator to do so. B -Your passport details and ISIC student card if applicable must be presented to the UGM park control to obtain a permit. You most scan / fax your valid ISIC card at the time of booking and carry these documents on the trail or risk losing your permit. YOUTH TRAVEL CARD or ISTC is not accepted by the control. C - We have daily departures for the 4 day Inca trail (except in all February) and from May to October (high season) you need to confirm your booking at least 4 months in advance if you do not have flexibility in a departure date. D - For lower season dates November to April there are often many dates with permits available so just make your reservation through the website and confirm by email the deposit booking.
If you are planning a hike 2 days the classic short Inca trail to Machu Picchu and stay one more night in Aguas Calientes expending your time seeing around the Machu Picchu this is a great trip itinerary combining the Inca trail trek to Machu Picchu ruins and the third day some challenge climb to the one mysterious mountain located in front of ruins….The Quechua name of the mountain is Putucusi (2350m) which means "Happy Mountain".You already known the Inca trail to Machu Picchu is consider one of the most important and preserve trail in Peru and this enquires to be booked in advance through one certified local tour operator in Peru….The networks were known as Qhapap Nan (the sovereign's highway). There is remains of the Qhapaq Nan (The Inca trail) throughout Peru that are still used to this day by local farmers sometimes accompanied by pack animals, usually the Llama. The trails were used by the Inca people as a means of relaying messages, carried via knotted-cord Quipu, books, and by memory; and for transporting goods. Messages could be carried by Chasqui runners covering as much as 242km (150mi) per day. There were approximately 2,000 inns, or Tambos, placed at even intervals along the trails. The inns provided food, shelter and military supplies to the tens of thousands who traveled the roads. There were corrals for Llamas and stored provisions such as corn, lima beans, dried potatoes, and Llama Jerky. Along the roads, local villagers would plant fruit trees that were watered by irrigation ditches.The trek itinerary as known as 2 days Inca trail and climbing to Putucusi Mountain is one of the best alternatives for people wants to discover more amazing landscape around the mountains of Machu Picchu ruins. Wayna Picchu Mountain (2530m), Machu Picchu Mountain (3010m) and Putucusi Mountain are available to be explored taking guided tours with additional night in Aguas Calientes.
Important: Concern about overuse leading to erosion has led the Peruvian government to place a limit on the number of people who may hike this trail per season, and to sharply limit the companies that can provide guides. As a result, advance booking is mandatory. A maximum of 500 people per day, including guides and porters, are permitted to begin the Trail every day. As a result, the high season books out very quickly. Note: that the Trail is closed every February for cleaning.
Day01: Cusco – Km 104 – Chachabamba - Wiñay wayna – Sun Gate Viewpoint – Aguas Calientes.- At 6:30am pick up and transfer from your hotel to the train station of Poroy…Travel by train to trailhead at Kilometer 104.10am after find the checkpoint over the Ollantaytambo River and start to walk guided by official English-Speaking tour guide into Chachabamba ruin located next of old Inca Trail, this complex was considered the second gate to Machu Picchu. 3 hours climbs the hillside leaving the woods for open grassland till lunch time…The path continues descend to cloud forest crossing a nice waterfall and then arrive to the impressive Wiñay Wayna ruin, where you will have completely guided tour. Next to Wiñay Wayna ruins are facilities to use toilets and buy drinking water and short rest on the urban area of terraces. We walk slow following the ancient Inca Trail and getting the best view of the Urubamba Canyon and passing the cloud forest up to the final pass named Inti Punku (Sun Gate). From here you will have unforgettable scenery of Machu Picchu ruin and Wayna Picchu Mountain….At 3/4pm we arrive to Machu Picchu gate, if you like we can wait out or inside the ruins for nice sunset over the ruins. The first day entrance to Machu Picchu it will be impossible so we will let for the next day which is big day……………..Today you will stay at nice and comfortable hotel (3 stars) Hotel LA CABAÑA www.lacabanamachupicchu.com with private bathroom, hot shower and next day breakfast (Box L-D)
Day02.- Aguas Calientes – Machu Picchu - Sun Gate viewpoint - Cusco .- 1st OPTION At 4:30am breakfast and begin of 2 hours climb to Machu Picchu archaeological site (2500m) 2nd OPTION…At 5am breakfast and half hour later aboard the first tourist bus to drop us to Machu Picchu main door, and to be the first visitors Inside Machu Picchu archaeological site you will have complete guided tour of this spectacular and mystical place. The guided tour include walk through the different section such as the urban sector, the agriculture sector, and the religions zone was used by the Inca Culture. According with the time and your feeling you can coordinating with the tour guide climb to Huayna Picchu (Young Mountain) this climbing take around 1 hour to get the summit from where you can have the best panoramic view for photos of all Machu Picchu and of deep green canyon surrounding the sacred Inca City. At according time descend to Machu Picchu and then free time to explorer on your own. At mentioned time aboard a tourist bus to descend to Aguas Calientes town. Lunch will be in the town of Aguas Calientes and around 4pm we will aboard the backpacker train to Ollantaytambo (Sacred Valley) and from here we take a private van to drop us to the hotel in Cusco about 8:30 PM. (B - L)
Optional.- After complete guide tour of Machu Picchu, you can desire to ascend to Huaynapichu at 7am or 10am. Another new option for climbers is the Machu Picchu Mountain, this is another highest mountain from you can have a better view of Machu Picchu ruins and Waynapichu. South Adventure Peru Tours, recommend ascending to Machu Picchu Mountain and skipping the Wayna Picchu Mountain but since the 20th of July, 2011 the entrance has been limited to 4000 per day and everybody will have to pay another entrance cost which is S/25 per person and must be booked in advance!!
Stay an extra night in Aguas Calientes town.- Stay an extra night at Aguas Calientes? Yes, if you want to stay an extra night in Aguas Calientes after the trek this can easily be arranged. We will purchase your train ticket to return to Cusco the following day. You need to let us know at the time of making the trek reservation so we can reserve your train tickets in advance. Obviously if you stay an extra night then you will have to pay for your accommodation which is US$ 70 per person at HOTEL LA CABAÑA ( the hotel is rated as 3stars with private bath and hot shower and next day breakfast)
Our PRIVATE 2 Day Inca Trail Includes:
- Private transport Cusco – train station Poroy - Cusco
- Backpacker train ticket from Cusco (Poroy) - Trailhead (104km) and back to Cusco Day02.
- Official English-Speaking tour guide during the 2 Days.
- Entrance to the Inca Trail & Entrance to Machu Picchu ruin (Second day).
- First day an especial snack and Dinner on Day01 ( Restaurant Inka Wasi )
- 01 night of hotel in Aguas Calientes - room with private bath and hot shower (3* category).
- Meals according the tour itinerary & Tourist shared bus Aguas Calientes - Machu Picchu
- First aid kit and oxygen bottle for any participant and our camp staff
Our PRIVATE 2 Day Inca Trail NOT Includes:
- Optional bus down from Machu Picchu to Aguas Calientes on Day02 ($9.5 per person)
- Optional entrance to the hot springs in Aguas Calientes ($4 USD)
- Towel can be hired for $2 USD at the hot spring - Aguas Calientes
- Alcoholic drinks & Breakfast on the first day
- Tips for guide and camp staff
- Lunch on Day02.
What you need to Bring/Carry:
- Original passport to be showed in the park control of the trail (Day 1).
- Original and valid International Student Card (ISIC), only if you booked the trek as student.
- Hiking boots (waterproof), sneakers is welcome to but for the rainy is not enough comfortable.
- Long pants or slacks & Long-sleeved shirts to prevent you from the sunburn.
- T-shirts & Sweaters and a jacket (something warm for the night).
- Rain wear or poncho for the rainy season December - April, but during the dry season can be raining too.
- Camera with extra batteries.
- Bottle of water, more bottle of water can be purchase at Winay Wayna, or in Aguas Calientes town.
- Snack (dried fruits, chocolates, etc).
- Insect repellent to protect you from mosquitoes along the Inca Trail
- Hat and sun block to protect you from the sun.
- Personal toilette ítems.
- First Aid kit aspirin, tablets for stomach troubles, medicines to avoid altitude sickness).
- Day pack is good to bring to carry your camera, water, rain jacket.
- Swimsuit (On the last day there is possibilities to swim on the hot spring of Aguas Calientes – only if time permit).
- Optional: Trekking Poles with rubber covers (No Damage the Inca Trail) without rubber covers you CAN'T use them.
- Optional: Binoculars if you like to appreciate birds along the Inca route.
- Optional: GPS to map the campsites, the ruins and the Inca Trail to MACHU PICCHU
Inca Trail Weather.- For more information about the weather click here please .www.www.senamhi.gob.pe/
IMPORTANT: Prices are NOT Included extra personal porters to carry your personal belongings (it is necessary to hire an extra porter for whole trip, 9 Kilos is US$ 60 and 18 Kilos US$120) Children 9 to13 can have a $40.00 discount (need to scan and email passports)…Children UNDER 6 OR 7 younger can have an extra $80.00 discount!
2D/1N Inca Trail Private Service Price for 2011:
Nº of People Price per person $USA
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