LLACTAPATA ALTERNATIVE INCA TRAIL 3D/2N

Llactapata trek is similar to Short Inca Trail 2 days. This archaeological site is small Inca ruins. Llactapata by name in Quechua means "TOWN ON THE HILL SIDE" shows us Its incredible weather located 2.840 m/ 8532ft, this archaeological site was part of the ceques system called nowadays Inca Trail. Llactapata still preserves the mystery of many generations, but was fulfilled a religious and agricultural importance is reflected by its proximity to other resorts where Pulpituyoc ceremony as important as wealth and fertile lands which were very well used were made. The strategic location indicates its importance which expressed the Inca domination. Llactapata invites us to enjoy the view of the sacred landscape of Machupicchu and the cloud forest.

The last day, hiking to Machu Picchu and Guiding Tour in the "lost city of the Incas". Rest of the time free and train return to Ollantaytambo and bus to Cusco.


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LLACTAPATA ALTERNATIVE INCA TRAIL 3D/2N

At 4:00 am, we pick you up from your hotel to take by private vehicle to Santa Maria). During this 5 hour ride, we can observe cloud forest and mountain landscapes, for example Abra Malaga (4,550 m/ 1455ft) Santa Maria is a little town where we are going to have our breakfast, then we will drive 15 min more in order to get the trail head of Santa Rosa, we get off the vehicle and start climbing to part of the Inca trail, along the way we are going to see break taking sceneries, coca plantation and most importantly see people farming. Later on, we continue our hike in order to get Quellomayu where our private van will wait for us and then drive for 1.30min to Lucmabamba. Here we are going to have a typical jungle lunch, small siesta. Because in the afternoon we will have a local experience with the coffee farmers, where you are going to harvest, roast, pound and taste areal organic coffee.

We overnight there in a nice hostel with a private bathroom.

Our second day is going to be with a beautiful hike, we are going to star at 6841ft along the ways we are going to feel how fast changes the vegetation and astonishing views on the way, after 3 hours hiking finally!!! We are going to see the most mysterious, sacred  place of Machupicchu, and our Guide will share with you the mystery of this place. Later on we have to continue for almost 2.45 min but here is much easier just walking down in order to get Hydroelectric town, we are going to have lunch here and then we will walk another 3 hours to get Aguas Calientes town.

Dinner and hotel

Today, we wake up very early to hike for 2 hours up to Machu Picchu!! In this amazing Incan citadel, our Tour Guide explains us about its each part function and its history. (Optional) Then, we are given time off to hike Huayna Picchu (45 minutes up and the same time down) where we can take panoramic photos of Machu Picchu! Later, we can return to Machu Picchu and explore it on our own. In the evening, we return to Cusco by train and then by bus.

Please note! If Huayna Picchu is fully booked in the time of your booking, we might replace it with Machu Picchu Mountain (a place where all typical postcard photos of Machu Picchu are taken) hiking! This trek is similar time to the short Inca Trail 2 days

This program includes

  • Pre-trek briefing with your Tour Guide
  • Transfer by private Minivan to the beginning of the trail
  • Accommodation: Hotel (1 night)
  • Accommodation 1 night
  • Entrance fees to Machu Picchu;
  • A shuttle bus between Aguas Calientes and Machu Picchu
  • Meals: 2x breakfast, 2x lunch, 2x dinner (please let us know in advance if you are a vegetarian; this option is for NO extra additional cost);
  • Experienced bilingual Tour Guide;
  • Tourist train (Expedition) from Aguas Calientes to Ollantaytambo;
  • Tourist bus from Ollantaytambo to Cusco. 

Does not Include

  • Breakfast on the first day and lunch in Aguas Calientes Town on the third day,
  • Travel insurance,
  • Tourist train from Hydroelectric to Machu Picchu Optional ($30)
  • Entrance fee to Huayna Picchu mountain (U$ 20)
  • Tips to local staff (please note: it is a custom to give tips in Peru; however, it is not obligatory);
  • Other extras not mentioned.

What do you need to bring

  • Original passport (+ copies for a case of lost),
  • Pocket money in Nuevos Soles,
  • A backpack
  • A small rucksack,
  • Rain gear (a rain-jacket and a waterproof trousers or a rain poncho - this can be purchased in Cusco),
  • Resistible footwear, waterproof trekking shoes are recommended,
  • Sandals (for a higher comfort while at a campsite),
  • Warm clothes such as a jacket, a fleece (thermal clothing is also recommended for cold nights during camping),
  • Hat or a cap (to protect you against the Sun, rain as well as cold),
  • Sun cream or sun block,
  • After-sun cream or hydrating cream for face and body,
  • Insect repellent – recommended minimum is 20% DEET (please note that no malaria cases have been reported during this trip!),
  • Camera and its charger/batteries (please note that batteries are consumed quickly under cold conditions),
  • Flashlight/headlamp + batteries,
  • Handkerchiefs and toilet paper,
  • Small towel and toiletries,
  • Sufficient reserve of underwear,
  • Swimsuit (to visit the thermal baths of Aguas Calientes),
  • Snacks (biscuits, energy bars, chocolate, raw fruits, muesli, etc.)
    Please note: we do provide a daily morning snack and our meal service is very complete and well supplied. The recommendation of taken own snack applies only for customers who like a specific snack that might not be in our menu.
  • Bottled water for the first morning and a water bottle to be refill.
  • Optional: walking sticks; you can also rent it from us,
  • Please note: we provide water during the entire trek, but if you like to use water from streams along the trail, you need to take some water-purifying tablets with you.

Optional Extras

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