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Our Itinerary is as follows:
Today, you will walk in his Briefing* offices Wayki Trek. After that, we will start one of the most memorable experiences you can live in your trip to Cusco: the WAYKI EXPERIENCE**.
The Wayki Experience, is an experiential tour that allows our clients to meet and live day to day in the community of porters. You will learn their habits and have the opportunity to work with them in their daily work. Also, you will share with them a typical local food and spend the night under the starry sky of the Peruvian highlands. The next day we leave to our walk.
*Your briefing is usually programmed one day before your program and usually in the morning. However, If your program starts on a Monday, your briefing will be programmed for the Saturday prior to your program and during the morning only. Therefore, please consider this when booking your flights to Cusco.
** It is an optional and free of cost activity for those passengers that request the service up to 30 days before the start of the trek. Any day after that will have a charge of USD 40 per person.
CUSCO/ KM 82/ HATUNCHACA
After breakfast, we will pick you up from the hotel in our private van with direction to the start of the trek, Km 82. Piscacucho (2400 m.a.s.l). We will start with our trek there, after two hours we will arrive to the archeological center of Llactapata (2650 m.a.s.l). We will have lunch at this location and will continue ascending to a semi tropical valley for another two hours until we reach our campsite, which will be Hatunchaca.
HATUNCHACA / PACAYMAYO
After Breakfast, we will start with our walk early in the morning. We will ascend to Wayllabamba and will visit the archeological site. Later, we will continue traversing upwards until we reach the highest point of the Inca Trail, the Warmiwañuska Pass. On the way there, we will witness different microclimates. After approximately 3 hours of hiking, the Warmiwañuska Pass also known as “The Dead Woman Pass” (4215 m.a.s.l.), will be in reach. Once there we will have an amazing view of the Vilcanota and Vilcabamba Mountain Chain. If we are lucky we might even see the condors flying up in the sky. After a few moments here, we will descend through a winding valley until we reach the area where we will have lunch. After lunch, we will proceed descending again till we reach the Pacaymayu Gorge where we will set up our campsite, have dinner, and rest for the night.
PACAYMAYU – PHUYUPATAMARKA
We leave after breakfast, climb up a steep road and half mountain to visit the archaeological site of Runkuracay (3800 m.a.s.l). Then we will reach the second highest point of the trek: the pass of Rukurakay (3.760 m.a.s.l). Afterwards, we will descend until we get to Sayaqmarca (3600 m.a.s.l) known as “The Dominant Town”, where we will appreciate interesting Inca-citadels. Here we will also see very interesting Incan ruins. We will continue through the valley where we will make a stop for lunch. We will continue ascending going through Conchamarca, which is a small archeological site that was recently discovered. After this we will reach the first tunnel along the way. Later we will get to the last Pass on the Inca Trail from where we will see the archeological center of Phuyupatamarca, “Town above the clouds” (3665 m.a.s.l) without a doubt one of the most original towns on the whole Inca Trail. We will explore the area and set up our campsite for the night. Dinner will be served.
PHUYUPATAMARKA / PUENTE RUINAS
After breakfast. We will descend using around 2000 stone steps until we reach Wiñaywayna Citadel “Forever Young” (2700 m.a.s.l.). Here we will have lunch. Later we will continue on our route and will be able to see a great variety of flora and fauna typical of the area. Afterwards we will arrive at Inti Punku the “Sun Gate” (2490 m.a.s.l). It is an excellent opportunity to take panoramic pictures of the Machu Picchu Citadel (2430 m.a.s.l) as it is visible from this point. “The lost Inca City”, without a doubt one of the most important urban constructions of the Inca Empire Era. After a short rest time, we will descend to take the bus which will take us to our last campsite: Ruinas Bridge; close to the town of Aguas Calientes.
PUENTE RUINAS / MACHU PICCHU / CUSCO
We will get up early in the morning to catch the first bus that will take us to Machu Picchu; where we will be among the first visitors of the day to enjoy of the magic and mystery of one of the New Wonders of the World. Here you will have a tour of the citadel of around 2 – 3 hours. Later we will take the bus to return to Aguas Calientes. Once in town, you can enjoy the town and grab lunch. Afterwards we will take the train to return (Peru Rail – Expedition)*
Upon arrival to Cusco, our transfer will be waiting for you in our private van to bring you back to the hotel. End of the adventure!
(*) The return from Aguas Calientes will be done together with your tour guide. Time of service to be confirmed.
One day before the trek. Once there, you will receive all pertinent information for your trek and our staff will answer all your doubts.
Wayki Experience* (Optional and one day before IT5D)
* It is an optional and free of cost activity for those passengers that request the service up to 30 days before the start of the trek. Any day after that will have a charge of USD 45 per person.
(*) The return from Aguas Calientes will be done together with your tour guide. Time of service to be confirmed.
During the whole trek, the passenger will have access to a great variety of food. Dishes rich in calories, vitamins and proteins that will provide all the energy that you need for the trek.
Breakfast, lunch and dinner will be served daily and you will also receive snacks and hot drinks like infusions in the afternoon. Along with your breakfast, you will receive a cup of coca tea, which will help you to adjust to the cold air in the mountain.
We can also accommodate special requests such as: vegetarian meals, diabetic diets, allergies, e.g. this special requests must be done during the booking process. We would like to emphasize that our menu has been elaborated by our professional chefs. Water will be provided every day during the whole trek.
IT5D: It does not include: breakfast on the first day; Lunch and dinner on the last day.
*Please advise of your request for a personal porter at the time of your booking, as they will need permits to enter the Inca Trail as well.
Depending on your physical fitness, the trek can be exhausting. If you would like to have assistance to carry your personal belongings, you can hire an additional porter to carry up to 8 Kg. (18 pounds) for USD106.00 or one for up to 15 Kg. (33 pounds) for USD188.00. The Cost includes porter’s salary, porter’s entrance to Inca Trail, Machu Picchu and food.
If you decide to use this service, the porter will carry your items until Aguas Calientes. You should advise of your need to hire an additional porter at the time of booking, as they are also considered within the 500 people max. Per day allowed in the Inca Trail.
All of the treks operated by Wayki Trek, offer to passengers shared tents (Double accomodation).
However, for a better convenience of our customers, Wayki Trek offers the rental of a single tent. This service has an additional cost as USD 50.00 American dollars, and you can request this when you make the booking
It is also necessary to book this trek in advance, as it has a limited capacity of 400 people per day divided into 2 times. The first group starts the trek at 7am and the second one at 10am; 200 people in each.
The climb is 45 minutes to an hour. The trail is a little tight but safe. The view is breathtaking. You can see a panoramic view of Machu Picchu, the Puerta Del Sol, Urubamba Valley, and the Urubamba River. If however, there is no availability for the Huayna Picchu Mountain, Machu Picchu Mountain can be considered, which is also impressive for its' location.
The Huaynapicchu or Machu Picchu Mountain ticket costs an additional US$ 75.00 US dollars and the Machu Picchu citadel ticket costs an additional US$ 69.00 US dollars
*Keep in mind that the trek up to the mountain is not suggested for people with problems with vertigo or who are afraid of heights.
Extra Night in Aguas Calientes
If you want to return the day after your service, just let us know in advance to change the date of return by train, without penalty (35 days before). If you let us know of this change after 35 days, we will have to check the availability of the train and pay a fine.
Also, if you need assistance in booking a hotel in Aguas Calientes, we can do so as an optional service free of charge. Please note that in Aguas Calientes there are a variety of options for accommodation, from bed and breakfasts to 5 star hotels. In addition, you have the option to enjoy and visit the Hot Springs of the town.
WAYKI TREK offers the service of portable toilets. Also, we want to let you know that there are public restrooms placed by the Government, which are located on the following places:
Train leaving from Machupicchu Station
To return by train from Machu Picchu Station, you must take into account the following:
Information on the departure time by train from Aguas Calientes, will be communicated during the Post-Sale.
If you the customer, whether Private service or Group service, want to make an upgrade or change the departure time of your train service from Aguas Calientes to Ollantaytambo, you must report this change at least 35 days before your trip. In this way, you would avoid paying the penalty. You only have to pay the difference in the train ticket.
Homestay: In group service two rooms are provided for family Homestay; one for men and one for women. Camping: Otherwise 4 person Eureka or Doite water proof and thermal tents, accommodating two people only
We would like to kindly remind you that Wayki Trek manages small groups, that’s why we can offer a highly personalized service: offering you a more enjoyable time on the trek with more interaction between our participants. In addition, Wayki Trek has a high level of environmental responsibility with each of our processes.
(Group participants Min 1 person; Max upon request)*
For information regarding our prices in private service, please contact our sales executives: firstname.lastname@example.org
*Price per person, applies for departures from 1st April 2016 until 31st March 2017.
Due to the strict regulations established by Machu Picchu Park, once you have made your booking, the space and permit that has been purchased cannot be cancelled. It is also impossible to transfer the permit to someone else under a different name, and the date of your permit can not be modified either. Therefore, if you are not able to arrive on the scheduled date, no refunds can be done.
Permits are not refundable and WAYKI TREK will purchase the permits as soon as the confirmation of the booking is sent to you.
In the event that you decide to withdraw from the trek once it has started, you will be responsible for all additional charges such as food and transport that might occur because of the modification of your itinerary. However you can join the group again for the visit to Machu Picchu citadel and the use of the same services onwards.
In the event that you decide to cancel the trip due to a health issue or personal problem, the above cancellation policies will be applied as the company has already incurred administrative and logistic expenses for your trek.
It is important for WAYKI TREK to provide excellent service to our passengers, to fulfill your expectations, and to participate in the conservation of our environment. It is because of these three reasons and to guarantee the continuous application of this philosophy that we have obtained two of the most important certifications in our field: ISO 9001:2008 and ISO 14001:2004. With them, we guarantee the service that our passengers expect from us and the conservation of the environment in each step of our processes.
WAYKI TREK offers their passengers the best alternative to be able to experience the real tourism; which is through the “Wayki Experience”. Through this program our passengers will live one day at Wayki Community, where they can participate in agricultural or livestock activities; they will also share local food and the daily lives of children who assist this community. All of these activities will enrich your knowledge of our culture and will make your trip unforgettable!
Thanks to “Wayki Experience” and other social work done by WAYKI TREK, many rural communities have seen a contribution to their development.
In an effort to provide a more personalized service to our passengers, we in WAYKI TREK have a policy that our groups will not exceed 8 people. This fact alone sets us apart from other companies that operate departures with bigger groups.
WAYKI TREK believes it is a priority to help and assist in the development of local Andean communities. That is why we are actively collaborating to eradicate problems like the loss of self-identity, lack of basic services, low education levels, little economic development, and migration to big cities due to extreme poverty. In an effort to reverse this, Wayki Trek has implemented projects that help to minimize the impact of these problems in the communities. The construction of a Medical Clinic and a rural Library are examples of that effort.
Inca Trail is a protected area, for this reason there are only 500 permits available each day (including hikers, all working as porters, cooks, and guides). You should reserve your place as soon as possible in order to avoid running out of spaces. Sometimes the treks are booked at least 4-6 months in advance or more. Also note that from May to September the permits are highly requested and spaces sell out quickly. To book the Inca Trail, we need your personal information which will be sent to the regulatory office.
For our PRIVATE departures, like this trek, the size of the group is determined by request of our passengers.
To book your Inca Trail trek, we need the following information (FROM EACH PARTICIPANT):
1) Name of the tour:
2) Trekking starting Date:
3) Name (Include middle name):
4) Last Name:
6) Birthday (DD/MM/YYYY):
7)Number of passport:
8)Passport Expiration Date:
10)If you are student (Do you have ISIC card) YES or NO
14) Food Preference:
You can use the PayPal option from our website and follow the steps. Please note that PayPal charges 6% tax for this transaction that is included automatically in this option. Once the payment is done, please forward us the email confirmation in order to proceed with your booking.
In case you decide to make the deposit directly from your account, don’t forget to add the 6% tax. You can send the deposit to this account: email@example.com
In case you decide to use Western Union (http://www.westernunion.com), you will need the following information:
Paternal name: QUISPE
Maternal name: GUTIERREZ
Address: 239 Quera St., Cusco - Perú
Please don’t forget to send us the tracking code (MTCN) in order to pick up the deposit and confirm your booking.
If you have reserved the service with your old Passport and then you have renewed your passport and obtained another, you most likely will have a different passport number. Please let us know so we can update this information. This modification has to be made prior your trip to Peru (at least 10 days before your trip). As soon as you have your new passport, please inform Wayki Trek of this change. Otherwise, this update or modification will have an additional fee of USD 12.00 and it will create a big inconvenience to update it at the last minute.
Student with ISIC card
For IT5D trek, student discounts with ISIC Card are not contemplated, since this is a private walk. For the issue of controls, you must have your passport or ISIC card, but consider that there is no special discount for being a student in IT5D.
If you have medical restrictions for some or all the activities detailed in your booking, please contact your doctor and inquire about the risks of doing said activities.
Altitude Sickness (Soroche) and Stomach Pain
For those trekkers that come to Cusco directly from places at sea level; we recommend to arrive 2-3 days before your trek. Two of the most common health issues among tourists in Cusco are: The Altitude Sickness (Soroche) and stomach pain provoked by slow digestion.
Altitude Sickness; some of the symptoms are: headache and nausea. There are some over the counter medications (pills) that help to minimize the symptoms of this problem, such as Glucosa Coramina, Aspirina, Diamox, Soroichi Pill, and Acetazolamida among others. If the symptoms persist, the use of oxygen is the next step. Under these circmstances we have the equipment and staff ready to assist our trekkers.
Stomach Pain; It is recommended to drink between 3-4 liters of water per day. Your body will need this to stay hydrated. Hot drinks are especially recommended like coca leaf tea. Also recommended are soups, vegetables, and carbohydrates (not fried or heavy). Candy, chocolates, cookies and fruits are also a good option. In general, all food that is easy to digest. Do not drink alcohol or smoke.
Try to sleep at least 8 hours and do not exercise too much. Keep your body in good temperature wearing warm clothes to protect yourself from the cold. During the adjustment to the altitude there is a general rule to follow: eat what is necessary and drink plenty of liquids.
It is very important that our passengers inform us before their trip of any medical restriction, food restriction, allergies, special diets, current medication, health issues, or anything that we need to consider to make your trip enjoyable and without concerns.
For more information about the recommendations for this Trek, download our PDF: INFORMACIÓN IMPORTANTE IT5D
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