Inca Trail

Duration

18 Days

Physical rate

Moderate

Starting city

Lima

Available

2019 / 2019

Cities to visit: Lima, Cusco, Machu Picchu, Puno, La Paz, Uyuni, La Quiaca, Santa Catalina, Jujuy, Cusi Cusi, Salta,

Detailed day by day description

Introduction

Dear Traveler: thank you for choosing us to perform this Tour! We hope you enjoy your trip.

Here we give you a guidance on their tour with the information that we believe may be of your interest. The information is indicative, may exist variations on designated hours.

TRANSFER from the airport, if you have it included or purchasing. Our transfer will be waiting for you with a poster on behalf of Owner or its name to the output of the custom (after collecting your luggage)..

Remember to inform us by phone if you lost your connection flight or expected delay of their arrival, in your VOUCHER figure the phone of the transfer.

Day

Arrival to the city of Lima, reception and transfer to the designated hotel. Accommodation.
Welcome dinner at the restaurant: La Rosa Nautica with transfer.

Breakfast. Transfer to the airport at indicated time to take the flight to the city of Cusco (1 hour).
Arrival to the city of Cusco, reception and transfer to the designated hotel. Free day to get used to
the place and the accommodation.

Breakfast. Departure from the hotel at 7am and transfer to km 82 (2 hour trip). The 5/6 hour long
hiking begins until the first camping place Huayllabamba is reached. Lunch and dinner. Height:
2868 meters above sea level.

We will slowly hike towards Warmihuañusca (4200 meters a.s.l) going through the majestic Qeuña
forest to arrive to the valley of Pacaymayu, place where we will camp. Lunch and dinner. 7.20km.

Restart of the 7 to 8 hour hike to then visit the archaeological site of Runcuracay where we will
have an incredible view of the area. We will continue towards the archaeological of Sayacmarca,
Phuyupatamarca and Wiñaywayna, place where we will camp. Lunch and dinner. Height: 2700
meters a.s.l.

Visit to the archaeological site with the same name to continue our journey to Into Punku where we
will have a nice panoramic view of the city of Machu Picchu. Accommodation at the chosen hotel in
Aguas Calientes. Height: 2430 meters a.s.l.

Breakfast. Check out at 9 am. Free day for personal activities. Return to Cusco by train. Transfer to
the chosen hotel and accommodation.

Breakfast, transfer to the station to board the bus with destination to the city of Puno (10 hours),
while on the road we will visit Piquillacta, Andahuaylillas, 3093 meters a.s.l., the Viracocha Racchi
Temple, 3450 meters a.s.l., La Raya 4335 meters a.s.l. and other characteristically diverse villages
until we reach the city of Puno 3827 meters a.s.l. Transfer from the station to the chosen hotel.
Accomodation. 380 km.

Breakfast. Departure to visit the Uros floating islands 3810 meters a.s.l, in the Inca´s sacred lake
Titicaca, the highest navigable lake in the world. Free afternoon, we recommend organizing a trip
to the Taquile Island 4050 meters a.s.l. Accommodation. 7km.

Breakfast. Transfer to the bus from the hotel until the frontier with Peru and Bolivia is reached (130
km). While on the road we will visit different attractions like the Pomata Church, after that we will
go through the city of Copacabana in Bolivia where we will find the Sanctuary of the Copacabana
virgin. After visiting it we will go to the harbor where we will board the ship that will take us to the
Isla del Sol, this island is sacred for the cultures of the altiplano like the Incas.
This is where the Incas were born. It is said that the first couple MANCO CAPAC and MAMA
OCLLO came out of the Titicaca lake. Once we are finished visiting the INCA stairs, the
ethnographic museum, the farming terraces, we will attend a blessing ceremony KALAWAYA, we
will visit the architectural remains of the old constructions. After having lunch we will continue
towards the city of La Paz. Arrival and transfer to the hotel. Accommodation.

Breakfast, Early in the morning we will begin a visit to the city of La Paz and the Valle de la luna.
Free afternoon and accommodation.

Breakfast in the hotel. Transfer to the airport to board the flight with destination to the city of Uyuni.
Arrival and transfer to the hotel. Departure towards the Salar de Uyuni to visit the Train Cemetery,
first trains of the mining days from the XIX century, continuing to the village of Colchani, where we
will be able to observe the artificial extraction of salt as well as the hand made salt crafts. Visit to
Playa Blanca: the first salt hotel which is now a small museum. We will also visit the salt eyes
which are considered a natural phenomenon because they extract subterranean water. The desert
is decorated with different salt shapes which were designed by the population of Colchani. After
this we will go through the Salar to enjoy the beautiful landscapes. Picnic lunch. Visit to the
Incahuasi Island. This island is in the heart of the Salar and it’s the biggest from a group of islands
which represent the isolated ecosystem. The island is populated by a cactus species which can
reach 12 meters, bringing an incredible view of the place. Arrival to the salt shelter in the town of
San Juan 3600 meters a.s.l. Dinner. Accommodation in the shelter: room with private bathroom.
The dry period in the Salar is from April to November. This period is ideal to take pictures while
playing with the perspective on the floor of the Salar. The rainy period is from December to March.
In this period the salar ground is filled with water, turning it into an enormous mirror where the sky
is reflected and everything seems to float. This landscape is a paradise for the photography lovers
due to the mirror effects that can be captured with the camera lenses. It's advised to bring sandals
to enjoy the warm water of the Salar. It's important to add that during this period is it's possible that
the visit to the Incahuasi Island can not be done due to the floodings.

Early departure towards the Chiguana Salar, another salt place in the south of Uyuni, continuing
the visit towards the Ollagüe volcano lookout, where we can have a view of its activity and desert
landscape. After this, we will head towards the Joyas Andinas lakes, small lagoons which show
the biodiversity and fauna of the region. Lunch on the road. Continuing with the visits, the Arbol de
la Piedra, testimony of the earth’s erosion and the passing of the years. We will also be visiting
part of the Siloli Desert, where the Eduardo Abaroa reservation is. There we will visit the Laguna
Colorada, impressive sample of the diverse ecosystem in a totally different climate. Arrival to
Huayllajara. Dinner. Accomodartion in shelter. Bedroom and private bathroom.

Very early departure to visit the "Sol de Mañana" geysers, nice fumaroles that they look better and clearer in the mornings. Also visit the hot springs of Polques, hot water eyes created due to the volcanic activity of the region. Laguna Verde, unique because of the active microorganisms that give color to its waters. Lunch. Visit to Laguna Blanca, another attractive palce with live microorganisms at over 4340 meters above sea level. Return to Uyuni through the Valle de las Rocas, a group of huge blocks of reddish rocks that form an interesting landscape. Finally we can appreciate the magic towns of Sud Lípez, San Cristóbal, recognized as a mining center, Culpina K and Alota, small striking towns dedicated to the cultivation of quinoa. Arrival to Uyuni. Accommodation

Breakfast and departure in private transfer with destination to Villazon. Bolivia and Argentina
border. 6 hour trip.
Reception in La Quiaca, departure with destination to SANTA CATALINA (70km approx.) Stop at
the CASIRA village, where we will visit pottery shops to see how they are made. Lunch at Santa
Catalina, in the afternoon visits to the Filo de Angosto, one of the most beautiful landscapes from
Jujuy where we can appreciate the 3 neighboring countries. Dinner and night in the Don Clemente
hostel.

Departure at 8 am to Cusi Cusi, 130km along route 40. We will go through the Valle de la luna,
lunch and return to Humahuaca (180 km). Estimated arrival 19:30 hs. Dinner and night at the
designated hostel.

8h30 Partida para a colina das 14 cores para depois ir para Salinas Grandes, onde vamos curtir o espelho de Sal, e aproveitar pra lanchar antes de continuar para SALTA. Alojamento e fim dos nossos serviços.

At agreed time, transfer to the airport. End of our services.


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