04 Day Hidden Inca Trail to Machu Picchu
These activities are a walk in the park! You will be able to enjoy the scenery, history, and time with loved ones without exhausting yourself. You do not need any special training, gear, or acclimatization for an “Easy” trek or tour. Terrain will be generally flat and comfortable, highly traveled.
A step up from “Easy,” these tours require a little more physical effort but are still 100% manageable to anyone with or without adventure experience. Again, you do not need special training, gear, or acclimatization for a “Mild” trek or tour. Terrain is generally flat but with possible gentle up- and downhills.
Before embarking on a “Moderate” trek or tour, you should be at least partly acclimatized to the high altitude of the Andes as it affects your oxygenation, energy levels, and hydration. These tours are still very manageable without special training as long as you have spent a day or two at high altitude. Terrain often includes moderate up- and downhill walking with possible rough patches or infrequently-traveled sections.
“Challenging” treks or tours require that you are acclimated to the Andes’ high altitude before leaving as it affects your oxygenation, energy levels, and hydration. Spending 2-3 days or more at high altitude will help you on the trek. You will need hiking shoes and possibly trekking poles for these treks. You will need to be in good physical shape, and it’s recommended that you train at least some beforehand, possibly with running, biking, or strenuous workout videos. Terrain is often rough, sometimes with steep up- and downhills and often not highly traveled. Generally, these last several hours.
These “Formidable” treks are our most difficult treks and require serious effort but are also the most rewarding. It is necessary to be in pristine physical condition. Again, you must be acclimated to the Andes’ high altitude before leaving as it affects your oxygenation, energy levels, and hydration. Spending 4-5 days or more if possible at high altitude will help you on the trek. You will need hiking shoes and possibly trekking poles for these treks. It is important to train physically before these treks so that your body is prepared for the strenuous nature of the trip. Generally, these last at least an entire day in infrequently-traveled areas with rough paths.
04 Day Hidden Inca Trail to Machu Picchu will lead you to explore Machu Picchu in the most original way by traversing during 04 day hike on the newly discovered Inca Trail. These hidden trails were once covered by the jungle, but the indigenous people living the high Andes of Peru have uncovered remnants of remote paths to Machu Picchu. Come with us and be one of the first travellers on these hidden trails, discover spectacular wildlife and rich history along the way! Unlike the classic Inca trail, this hidden Inca trail is available all year round!
Your spectacular 04 Day Machu Picchu adventure ends with an up-close exploration of one of the 7 Wonders of the World: Machu Picchu.
DAY 1 : Cusco – Capac Ñan – Panticalle – Huyro
- Hiking time: 5.00 – 6.00 hours approx.
- Walking distance: 9 km. / 5.6 miles approx.
- Lowest point: 1,550 m./5,080 ft.
- Highest point: 4,300 m./14,100 ft.
Day 2: Huyro – Inca Carcel – Santa Teresa
- Hiking time: 6.00 – 7.00 hours approx.
- Walking distance: 11 km. / 6.8 miles approx.
- Lowest point: 1,400 m./4,590 ft.
- Highest point: 2,230 m./7,310 ft.
Day 3: Santa Teresa – Llactapata – Aguas Calientes
- Hiking time: 5.00 – 6.00 hours approx.
- Walking distance: 9 km /5.6 miles approx.
- Lowest point: 1,550 m./5,080 ft.
- Highest point: 2,700 m./8,850 ft.
Day 4: Aguas Calientes – Machu Picchu – Cusco
- Duration of your guided visit of Machu Picchu: 2.00 – 2.30 hours approx.
- Walking distance: 2 km. (1.25 mi.) approx.
DAY 1: CUSCO – CAPAC ÑAN – PANTICALLE – HUYRO
This impressive and unique Hidden Inca Trail to Machu Picchu adventure trek will begin with an early morning pick up in Cusco and lead us in the direction of the sacred valley, we’ll pass the town of Ollantaytambo before ascending the elevated Abra Málaga pass. This scenic drive will bring you to start the walk by a “Capac Ñan” (Inca trail) Where we will descend, during the walk we will appreciate small forests of Polylepis in the births of the basins, If we are lucky we will be able to sight the bird Royal Ciclodes endemic bird, Andean bears, orchids, and much more. You will also have the opportunity to stop by indigenous villages, home to direct descendants of the Inca people. Witness centuries-old traditions during an authentic Peruvian experience.
The route is very rugged and long takes between 04 to 05 hours. Then we’ll arrive at the community of Panticalle that is located in a natural enclave at the foot of the snow-capped Verónica located between 3, 881 masl.
At the end of the trek in these ancient Inca Trails known as Capac Ñan, you’ll be picked up by private vehicle to head to your nightly accommodation in Huyro. The rest of the afternoon will consist of stops at two impressive Inca ruins, visits to both a local tea and coffee plant.
Relax for the evening at the charming Lodge where your onsite chef will prepare a delicious dinner made with freshly grown ingredients.
DAY 2: HUYRO – INCA CARCEL – SANTA TERESA
Start your day with a tasty breakfast before exploring another section of the Capac Ñan (an inca trail used by the Incas) in the middle of vegetation, covered by forests of the area, the road is 05 minutes by car from the town of Huyro to reach the sector of Sicre, continuing by a truck path access until reaching the pre-Hispanic road which is in perfect condition which crosses parcels of coffee plantations with an approximate distance of 1 hour. Then we’ll continue with a visit to the spectacular “Inca Carcel” to learn more about the rich history of the Incas, and spectacular views of the stunning Salkantay peak.
Following a savory Peruvian lunch, test your sense of adventure with an exciting zip line to cross a river that ends in the Cocalmayo Thermal Baths. Soothe your muscles with a dip.
Relax at night in the delightful Lodge.
DAY 3: SANTA TERESA – LLACTAPATA – AGUAS CALIENTES
Enjoy a nice breakfast before heading to the town of Llactapata. You’ll be part of this exploration to this newly sector of the Inca trail in this remote part of the jungle. Witness vibrant parrots and beautiful orchids along the trail. At the end of your hike at Llactapapa, an important Inca complex, that is thought to have been a rest stop on the journey to Machu Picchu, you will have your first glimpse of the stunning Machu Picchu.
Later we will walk for 3 hours in the Aobamba Valley until we reach the Intihuatana sector, where we pass to government control post and continue the trek. Lunch will be included along the path and we will have the opportunity to see a series of waterfalls and admire the majesty of the surrounding mountains Machupicchu and Huaynapicchu. Here you also have the opportunity to see an astronomical sundial used by the Incans, as well as other constructions such as the Incan citadel of Machupicchu. After 3 hours of walking, we will arrive in Aguas Calientes alongside the train tracks that lead to the small town.
DAY 4: AGUAS CALIENTES – MACHU PICCHU – CUSCO
This last day starts very early. We will wake up at around 5.00 am have breakfast and then take one of the first buses to Machu Picchu. There are two good reasons to be at the entrance of Machu Picchu very early:
1.- It is well worth the effort to get up early as the Inca city is quietest in the early morning and you will have plenty of time to take photos and enjoy the sun rise over Machu Picchu.
2.- Our guide will give you a tour around Machu Picchu telling you about the history of Machu Picchu and the most important temples and altars. Of course he will also take you to the classical view point (sacred Rock Hut), this vantage point offers a terrific view of the whole inkan city. After that if you still have plenty of energy you should climb Huayna Picchu Mountain. This is the steep mountain dominating the background of Machu Picchu. From the top of Waynapichu you have an absolutely stunning and breathtaking view of the complete Machupicchu area. It takes 1 hour to climb Waynapichu and 1 to 1 ½ hours (depending if you want to make a detour to the great cavern) to return down. Once you feel that you have seen every corner of Machupicchu you will take a bus down to the village of Aguas Calientes to have lunch.
Usually we hiking back down to Aguas Calientes around 1:00 pm. if you go down early enough, you can have lunch (it is not included but it can be added up to the package), visit the hot springs in town, go to a museum, or shop at the artisan market. We will take our train ride at 18:20 PM to Ollantaytambo. A private bus will pick up our group and drop you off at your hotel in Cusco at about 10:00 PM.
- All Transportation
- Meals : 4 breakfast ,2 lunches , 1 box lunch ,3 dinners.
- 3 nights accommodation ( 2 nights in lodge and the third one in 3 starts hotel).
- Train ticket Aguas Calientes – Ollantaytambo
- Entrances to Machu Picchu
- Bilingual professional tour guide.
- First Aid Kit
- Transfer from Ollantaytambo to your hotel in Cusco
- Zip line activity.
- Last lunch in Aguas Calientes
- Hiking poles
THINGS TO BRING:
- Original Passport
- Current University Card (if you are a student and want to qualify for the discount)
- Walking boots
- Waterproof jacket / rain poncho
- Warm jacket
- Hat and gloves
- Comfortable Trousers
- Sun hat
- Sun cream (factor 35 or higher)
- Insect repellant
- Toiletries and hand sanitiser
- Personal medication
- Camera and film
- Torch with spare batteries or Head lamps.
- Swimwear for rafting
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OUR GROUP SIZE:
We offer small Groups, not more than 10 people.
- Group of 05 or more: US$ 25:00 All of you need is to book the trek altogether at the same time.
- Under 18 years old: US$ 25:00 Please send us a copy of the passport at the booking time.
- Student Discount (Maximum Age 25 years old): US$ 25:00 Student discounts apply to anyone who has a valid UNIVERSITY STUDENT CARD at the time of the trek or who is 17-years-old or younger. For those using an university student card to receive the discount, we need to see a copy of the card at booking. For those booking children 17-years-old or younger, we need a copy of their passport at booking time. Please send all to email@example.com. More Information about STUDENT CARD.
- Daily departures with at least 02 people. Our tour can leave any day of the week, 12 months a year.
- 05:00 am or 05:30 am