The Inca Trail is closed (all month) for maintenance. But we have other alternatives to Machu Picchu trekking you can do in February.
The Inca Quarry Trek 4 Days (also known as Inca or Camino Inka) on 39 km, where you can relive the history of the Incas. Enjoy the culture, history, flora and fauna for 4 fantastic days. During this walk, visit various archaeological sites with different climates and landscapes (cross the highlands), where the guide will give us explanations.
DAY 1: CUSCO – HUAYLLABAMBA
In the early morning, we take our passengers from the Cusco hotel and travel up to the km. 82 in the Urubamba Valley, from where the Inca road to Machu Picchu begins. The first part of the road will be near the Urubamba river, we head towards the archaeological site of Llactapata (this was an important stopping place on the road to Machu Picchu) and end our first day of excursions to Huayllabamba (3000m), where there it camps. Lunch and dinner included.
DAY 2: HUAYLLABAMBA – WARMIWAÑUSKA –
After breakfast, we will start climbing the first step, the Warmiwañusca (4200m), also called the “dead”, as it seems that a woman lying down. From here we can enjoy the splendid view of the entire valley. On this day we will walk in different microclimates, through the high and dry Puna until we reach the jungle, where gnarled trees grow in low clouds. Here we can find different types of orchids, as well as the national plant of Peru (Polylepis Incana).
DAY 3: PACAYMAYO – RUNKURAKAY – SAYACMARCA
After breakfast, we will walk towards the ruins of Runkurakay and cross the pass of the same name (3800 m). Later, we will go to Sayacmarca, which is an important archaeological complex, also known as “inaccessible city”. On this day we will go down to the ruins of Wiñaywayna (2700 mslm), which means “forever young”. This name is due to the presence of numerous and colorful orchids near the archaeological site.
DAY 4: WIÑAYHUAYNA – INTIPUNKU – MACHUPICCHU
We got up early to watch the sunrise from Inti Punku (Gate of the Sun) and have a magnificent view of Machu Picchu. We will have a guided tour of about 2 hours to Machu Picchu, where our guide will explain the different parts that make up the lost city of the Incas. We will also have free time to independently visit Machu Picchu. Here ends the Inca Trail and Machu Picchu by taking the bus to Aguas Calientes and afternoon (by train) go to Ollantaytambo and then take our transport back to Cusco.