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Classic Inca Trail to Machu Picchu 4 Days / 3 Nights $595.00pp

"In the variety of its charms and the power of its spell, I know of no place in the world which can compare with it. Not only has it great snow peaks looming above the clouds more than two miles overhead, gigantic precipices of many-colored granite rising sheer for thousands of feet above the foaming, glistening, roaring rapids; it has also, in striking contrast, orchids and tree ferns, the delectable beauty of luxurious vegetation, and the mysterious witchery of the jungle." Hiram Bingham (1875 - 1956) on discovering Machu Picchu

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Table of Contents Day 1 – Transfer to the entrance of the Inca Trail (L,D) .......................................... 4 Day 2 – Wayllabamba - Pacaymayo (Challenging) (B,L,D) ...................................... 5 Day 3 – Pacaymayo - Wiñay Wayna (Long moderate) (B,L,D)................................. 6 Day 4 – WiñayWayna - Machu Picchu - Cusco (enjoyable) (B)................................ 7 Financial Details ..................................................................................................... 8 What is Included: ................................................................................................... 8 What is not included: ............................................................................................. 9 You should bring: ............................................................................................ 9 Information & FAQ - Peru .......................................................................... 10

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Overview The Luxury Peru Travel Company is a First Class & Luxury Peru Vacation Operator based in Cusco, Peru. Luxury Peru Travel won “Best Tour Operator� 2012 by DIRCETUR the Peruvian National Tourist Authority for Cusco & Machu Picchu. Our mission is to provide unique, personalized Peru Vacation experiences for our clients, listening carefully to your needs, wants & desires and customizing a Machu Picchu Vacation itinerary that meets these perfectly, and at the right price. All of our vacations are Private and as such you may start any day you wish and do and see exactly what you wish. If this vacation itinerary is not perfect for you, please just let us know and we will be delighted to make further suggestions as to Hotel and Tour etc. until we have the perfect Peru vacation for you. Thank you for your enquiry and if you have any questions please do not hesitate to get in touch. Regards,

Andrew Flowerdew Senior Travel Consultant - Luxury Peru Travel Andrew@luxuryperu.travel Toll Free USA / Canada - 1 800 298 3158 Skype: LuxuryPeruTravel www.luxuryperu.travel www.luxuryperu.travel

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Day 1 – Transfer to the entrance of the Inca Trail (L,D) The Inca Trail to Machu Picchu is one of the most famous trekking routes in the World, built by the Incas 500 years ago. The Classic Inca Trail tour starts in the Sacred Valley and finishes in a cloud forest region going through a range of vegetation types in route. The Classic Inca Trail trek is a once in a lifetime experience. Cusco - KM 82 - Wayllabamba (Easy) (B,L,D) We will collect you from your Cusco hotel early in the morning around 6:30 (approx. 8:30 if your hotel is in the Sacred Valley) for the private transport to the Inca Trail entrance. We will stop in Ollantaytambo for last minute Purchases, plus an Opportunity for breakfast if you wish (Breakfast is also provided in your Hotel prior to departure). We will continue to Pisqacucho (Also known as Kilometer 82) where the trail begins, arriving at approximately 10:30 to Kilometer 82. It is NECESSARY to show entrance tickets and original passports at the at the entrance checkpoint. We then cross the Urubamba River and begin our trek through dry forest area. We’ll walk approximately 6 km to Llactapata, the first Archaeological Site on our journey, where we’ll rest and have lunch. After lunch, we continue on a gradual, 4 kilometer, uphill walk through farmland to our campsite – Wayllabamba. Total walking distance for the day is 11km or 7.2 miles with a minimum altitude of 2,700mts (8,990 feet) and reaching a maximum of 3,100mts (10,000 feet).

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Day 2 – Wayllabamba - Pacaymayo (Challenging) (B,L,D) After breakfast, we begin the part of the trek which is considered `the most challenging day´ of the trail. We wake up early to get a good start. The landscape will change from small villages and farmland to the sub-tropical forest where we’ll stop for lunch around Llulluchapampa. From here we start a steep ascent towards the highest point – Dead Woman's Pass (4,220mts/13,779ft). There is an amazing sense of Achievement upon reaching the top. We will continue downwards 600m / 1,980 feet over 3 km (1.8 miles) through humid forest until we reach our campsite – Pacaymayo in the early evening. Total walking distance today is 11kms (7.2 miles) ranging from 10,000 to 13,780 f.a.s.l.

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Day 3 – Pacaymayo - Wiñay Wayna (Long moderate) (B,L,D) After another early breakfast we will walk to the beautiful Inka site of Runkurakay which is the beginning of the original royal Inca trail to Machu Picchu. From here we will start a steep ascent towards the second highest pass 3,950m/13,035 feet and continue on to Sayakmarka, one of the most beautiful Inka remains on this trail. After lunch we continue through some very beautiful scenery, cloud forest where we can observe a large variety of orchids and humming birds. We will walk for another hour to Phuyupatamarca (City in the Clouds) and reach the third highest point on the trail (3,680m). There are also wonderful views of the Salkantay Mountain. From here we have 3 hours of downhill into the forest and our last campsite. A short distance from this campsite the Inca site Wiñayhuayna (Forever Young) is located. Even if you are tired from walking, don’t miss out on visiting, what is considered, the most impressive Inca site on the trail. Total walking distance today is 16km (11.5 miles) with altitudes ranging from 2,670mts (8,760feet) to 3,950mts (12,965 feet).

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Day 4 – WiùayWayna - Machu Picchu - Cusco (enjoyable) (B) We will rise very early today in order to arrive at the Sun Gate 2,730mts (8,792ft). Before sunrise, we begin a short hike to the Sun Gate where we have our first view of the mysterious and enigmatic Machu Picchu as the sun rises. Sometime after enjoying the view, we will walk down the last part of the trail to the spot where you can take the classic photo of this ancient city. Finally we visit Machu Picchu itself!! A walking tour (2-3 hours) is given by our guide and then you are free to explore the Lost City on your own. If you still have enough energy, you can climb Huayna Picchu (2,720m/8,923ft). It Takes about 45 minutes to reach the top. (Requires a separate ticket which needs to be purchased in advance by us) You then return to Cusco on board the Train.

Congratulations!

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Financial Details Classic Inca Trail to Machu Picchu 4 Days / 3 Nights

$595.00pp

Deposit would be $200pp. Balance due 60 Days before travel. What is Included:  Pre trek briefing  Collection from your hotel in the morning of departure.  Transport from Cusco to km 82  Inca Trail Permit  Professional guide English/Spanish speaking (assistant guide for groups over 8 people).  Cook and Cooking equipment  Toilet tent  Meals as indicated in the itinerary (optional vegetarian food). Our professional cooks prepare meals that incorporate elements of the western diet and also traditional Peruvian delicacies.  Porters (for equipment and personal items) they carry camping equipment, food and kitchen equipment. If you wish you can hire a personal porter as well.  Dining tent with camp tables and chairs & Kitchen tent for the cook to prepare meals.  First aid kit  Oxygen bottle  Bus down from Machu Picchu to Aguas Calientes

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What is not included:  Breakfast on the first morning.  Lunch on the last day is not included  Tips for the guide, cook and porters  Sleeping Bags (You can rent sleeping Bags for an additional $20) You should bring:  Sleeping Bag  A light day pack / Rain gear (jacket and pants if available) or rain poncho  Strong footwear, waterproof trekking boots recommended.  Warm clothes, including jacket, fleeces, gloves, scarf and beanie. Thermal clothing is also recommended, especially for sleeping.  Camera, films and batteries (batteries consume more quickly under cold conditions)  Hat or cap to protect you from the sun, rain and cold  Sun block and after-sun cream or hydrating cream for face and body  Insect repellent minimum recommended 20% DEET  Snacks: biscuits, energy bars, chocolate, raw fruits, muesli, etc.  Non-disposable canteen (Nalgene type) and water for the first morning.  We advise you to bring water sterilizing tablets in case you collect water from streams.  Personal medical kit with any special medications that you might require  Small towel or sarong and swimsuit (if you intend on swimming in the hot springs)  Cash in dollars and Soles - sufficient for snacks, tips, and souvenirs.  Original passport  Walking sticks or poles (available for hire)

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Information & FAQ - Peru IMPORTANT - Baggage Restrictions Luggage Allowance: Train to Machu Picchu All trains to and from Machu Picchu now have a 5Kg Limit on baggage, basically an overnight bag and your day pack. Luggage Allowance: Amazon Jungle All Jungle Lodges have a 5Kg per person weight limit basically an overnight bag and your day pack. You may safely leave your excess baggage at the Jungle Lodges offices at Puerto Maldonado Airport Useful Travel Information Departure Tax Departure taxes at airports are not included as a part of your tour. We have indicated below current amounts (although these can change at any time). For international flights departing from Lima a departure tax of US$30.25 is applicable per person. For domestic flights a departure tax of US $6.05 is applicable per person. Hotel vouchers for your trip We do not issue individual hotel vouchers; your full day by day itinerary represents exactly what is included in terms of hotel accommodation and meal basis.

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Passports Please double check your passport is valid for six months beyond the date of return from your trip. Immigration Card Upon arrival in Lima you will receive an immigration slip that should be kept for your departure. This slip of paper will be required at all hotel check-in so please keep it with you at all times. Visas UK / USA / Canadian & Australian citizens do not currently require a visa to visit Peru. A valid passport for at least 6 months after date of departure from Peru is required by all visitors. Tipping Tipping for good service is an accepted fact. Amounts are obviously discretionary, but as a rough guide our ground agents recommend US$6-10 per day for guides and US$4-5 for drivers Electricity 220 volts/110 volts. The plugs are either two pronged round (not the European pins) or flat pins. Time GMT minus 5 hours or 6 hours Communications The phone code for Peru is 0051 Major tourist centers have numerous internet centers where you can also make reasonably priced international phone calls, and send faxes.

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Money & Expense The Peruvian currency is the new sol, it is currently worth approximately $0.30 Change is always in short supply. Automatic cash dispensers are available in the major cities and towns. Most machines take all debit cards, as well as Cirrus and Plus cards. Visa and Amex are widely accepted (MasterCard to a lesser degree). If you want to bring traveler’s cheques, they should be in US dollars, and not sterling. Peru is a good value destination. Allow about $15-20 a day for meal and drink expenses, a local beer will normally cost around 1.00, a 2 course lunch $5 and a 2 course dinner $20. (Prices based on good local restaurants). Health No vaccinations are compulsory but tetanus, polio, typhoid, hepatitis A and yellow fever are advisable. Please check with a GP or Travel Clinic for other up to- date immunization advice, including malarial areas. Do not drink the tap water. Up to date health information available at: http://wwwn.cdc.gov/travel/destinationPeru.aspx Altitude sickness ('soroche') is a possibility in the highland areas, precautions include resting when you first arrive, avoiding caffeine and alcohol and drinking coca tea. Nearly everyone will have a headache and feel out of breath and possibly nauseous for at least the first day at altitude, if symptoms worsen hotels and guides will have oxygen handy, the only cure for acute sickness is to descend to a lower altitude. The power of the sun at high altitudes is magnified, take sunglasses and sun cream.

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Classic Inca Trail to Machu Picchu - 4 Days 3 Nights