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Come meet the wonders and mysteries that keeps the most important city of the Incan Period: Cusco. Succumb to the charm of its archaeological sites, its history and traditions still living in their people. Also, enjoy the beauty of the city of Arequipa and the natural beauty of the Colca Canyon. Let yourself be seduced by the natural beauty and traditions of the local people of Lake Titicaca. Enjoy this Peru 15D, tour the main cities of Peru, discover the charm of the Sacred Valley in Cusco; challenge your limits, trek the 44 kilometers from the renowned Inca Trail in IT4D and finally feel the magic that surrounds a wonder of the modern world: The citadel of Machu Picchu.

Succumb to the charm of this city an unforgettable experience with PERU 15D, with Wayki Trek.

Come meet the wonders and mysteries that keeps the most important city of the Incan Period: Cusco. Succumb to the charm of its archaeological sites, its history and traditions still living in their people. Also, enjoy the beauty of the city of Arequipa and the natural beauty of the Colca Canyon. Let yourself be seduced by the natural beauty and traditions of the local people of Lake Titicaca. Enjoy this Peru 15D.

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DAY 0

We will wait at the International Airport Jorge Chavez in Lima and be transferred to your hotel. You will spend the night here.

* Please note that if there is a delay in your flight resulting in a longer waiting time at the airport for your transportation to the hotel. A fee will be applied for that additional waiting time.

DAY 1

BALLESTAS ISLAND - ICA

In the morning, after breakfast, your Tour Conductor picks you up from your hotel to take you to the 4wd Pickup Truck in order to head to the southern city of Paracas, the transfer last an average of 4-5 hours (265km). When you reach the coastal town of Paracas, we will take our boat to visit the Ballestas Islands; where we will observe different varieties of marine species, seals, sea lions, Humboldt penguins, among other species. After the visit, we will go on the 4wd Pickup Truck with our Tour Conductor to the city of Nazca, where, we spend the night.

DAY 2

NAZCA LINES - ICA

After breakfast, your guide meet you at the hotel to take you to the heliport and observe the famous Nazca Lines. We will take a plane and overfly the Nazca Lines. Between the lines we will observe: the monkey, the spider, the condor, the hummingbird, a whale, dog and many more. We overfly the lines for a period of 40 minutes. After we completed this spectacular course, we will have some lunch and then, we will return to the Hotel and later we will take the 4wd Pickup Truck with the TC that will take us to the city of Arequipa to follow our itinerary.

DAY 3

CAMPIÑA TOUR – AREQUIPA

In the afternoon, your guide will pick you from your hotel, to visit the most important sectors of Arequipa city. As well as the three most important volcanoes, known as "The Three Guardians of the City". Also we will appreciate the typical streets, the countryside, the house traditional camp Tingo, the Sabandía Mill and finally see the Inca terraces of Paucarpata.

DAY 4

COLCA CAYON 1ST DAY - AREQUIPA

After breakfast, your guide pick you up from your hotel to begin our journey to the Colca Canyon where we enjoy a breathtaking scenery; through the nature reserve Cañahuas. With many vicunas, alpacas, llamas, ridges, mountains and valleys, once we reach Chivay; where we spend the night.

DAY 5

COLCA CAYON 2nd DAY - PUNO

We got up early to go to the "Mirador del Condor"; where we will observe the fly of the largest birds in the world "Condor", showing all its beauty and charm between the mountains and valleys. Along the way, we will observe many local people with ancient customs. Then, we return to Chivay to rest and have lunch. In the afternoon, we will take our 4wd Pickup Truck with our TC and go to the city of Puno.

DAY 6

LAGO TITICACA – ISLA UROS AND AMANTANI (1ST DAY)

After breakfast, your guide will pick you at the hotel to go to the port and take our boat that will take us to the Uros Islands where we will participate in the customs of the local people. Then, we will continue to the Amantani Island, where we meet the families we will spend the night with and share local activities.

DAY 7

LAGO TITICACA – ISLA TAQUILE (2ND DAY)

After breakfast, we take a boat to the island of Taquile. Here, we will visit the craft workshops, archaeological pre-Inca constructions, admire the immensity and beauty of the world's largest lake: Lake Titicaca. In the afternoon, we return to the city of Puno, where we spend the night.

DAY 8

PUNO - CUSCO

In the morning, we will take you to the 4wd Pickup Truck with your TC, to go in to the city of Cusco. Along the way, we will pass through typical landscapes of the Andes Mountains, valleys, and local populations. Also, we will visit 3 Tourist center: the Museum of Pucara, the Inca City of Racch and the Church of Andahuaylillas, known as Little Sistine Chapel of America. Once we arrived in the city we head to our hotel.

DAY 9

SACRED VALLEY

In the morning, after taking a revitalizing breakfast, your guide will pick you up at your hotel to start your tour to Sacred Valley. There, you can see the beautiful landscape with corn and potatoes and a whole variety of colors ranging from green mountains to deep red in their clay. Also, you will visit the Pisac Market with handicrafts and traditional Fair. Subsequently, we are passing through the capital of this valley, Urubamba; where we can do some shopping. Then we drive to Ollantaytambo. A beautiful city with huge terraces and a unique charm that only this city can offer.

On the way back to Cusco, we stop at the village of Chinchero, famous for textiles and owns the chapel. Hence, we can do some shopping before returning to Cusco. Finally, we'll leave it at your hotel to take a rest.

DAY 10

WAYKI EXPERIENCE

Today, you will walk to your briefing at the offices of Wayki Trek.  After that we will start one of the most memorable experiences of your life during your trip to Cusco: the Wayki Experience.

The Wayki Experience is an experiential tour that allows our clients to meet and live the day to day life 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 the typical local food and spend the night under the starry sky of the Peruvian highlands. The next day we leave to go on our walk.

DAY 11

INCA TRAIL 4D – FIRST DAY (CUSCO/ KM 82/ WAYLLABAMBA)

After breakfast we will leave the hotel in Cusco together with the tour guide on a private van towards the starting point of our trek on Km 82, Piscacucho.  On arrival we will go through the control point of the Inca trail and then proceed with the trek.  We will start at 2400 m.a.s.l. and will ascend slowly towards the archeological ruins called Llactapata (2650 m.a.s.l.) where we will get after 2 hours of trekking time.  Here we will explore the ruins and have lunch at the base of the ruins afterwards.  Later we will continue our route to the semitropical valley of Wayllabamba, and 2 hours after we will arrive to the archeological site of Wayllabamba.  We will explore the site as well and set up our first campsite around the area.  Dinner will be served and we will spend the night there.

  • Distance: 12 Km.
  • Walking Hours: 4-6 hours
  • Low Altitude: 2600 m. / 8228 Ft.
  • High Altitude: 3000 m. / 9842 Ft.
  • Campsite Altitude: 3000 m. / 9843 Ft.

DAY 12

INCA TRAIL 4D – SECOND DAY (WAYLLABAMBA/ WARMIWAÑUSKA/ PACAYMAYU)

We will start our day with a good breakfast.  This is the most difficult day of the trail, but not impossible!  We will walk towards the highest point of the Inca Trail, the Warmiwañuska Pass.  On the way there we will witness different microclimates.  After approximately 3 hours of walking the Warmiwañuska Pass also known as “The Dead Woman Pass” (4215 m.a.s.l.) will be within 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 ascending again until the Pacaymayu Gorge where we will set up our campsite, have dinne,r and rest for the night.

  • Distance: 16 Km.
  • Walking Hours: 7-8 hours
  • Low Altitude: 3000 m. / 9842 Ft.
  • High Altitude: 4215 m. / 13828 Ft. (First Pass – Warmiwañusca)
  • Campsite Altitude: 3000 m. / 9843 Ft.

DAY 13

INCA TRAIL 4D – THIRD DAY (PACAYMAYU/ WIÑAYWAYNA)

This day is one of the longest, but beautiful at the same time.  The presence of small Incan ruins along the way makes it worth it.  We will ascend through a steep trail and will reach the second Pass where we will arrive at the impressive archeological site of Runkuracay (3800 m.a.s.l).  Afterwards, we will descend until we get to Sayaqmarca (3600 m.a.s.l) known as “The Dominant Town”.  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 our ascent going through Conchamarca, which is a small archeological site that was recently discovered.  After this we will reach the first tunnel along the way and later we will get to the last Pass on the Inca Trail, from where we will see the town 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.  Afterwards we will descend using around 2000 stone steps until we reach Wiñaywayna Citadel “Forever Young” (2700 m.a.s.l.). To end this day, we will continue to our last campsite to have dinner, relax, and rest for the night.

  • Distance: 16 Km.
  • Walking Hours: 8-10 hours
  • Low Altitude: 2650 m. / 8694 Ft.
  • High Altitude: 3900 m. / 12467 Ft. (Second Pass – Runkuracay)
  • Campsite Altitude: 2650 m. / 8694 Ft.

DAY 14

INCA TRAIL 4D – FOURTH DAY (WIÑAYWAYNA/ MACHU PICCHU/ CUSCO)

We will get up very early and have breakfast.  This day we will walk around 6 Km distance, or approximately 3 hours to the next stop.  Along the route we 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” is without a doubt one of the most important urban constructions of the Inca Empire Era.

Once at the Machu Picchu Citadel, we will have a guided tour of approximately 2 hours with a bit of free time to explore.  Afterwards we will catch the bus in direction of the town of Aguas Calientes (2040 m.a.s.l).  In this town you will be able to have some time to grab lunch and later in the afternoon we will take the train to return, Peru Rail – Expedition*

Upon arrival to Cusco, our transfer will be waiting at the train station to take you on our private van to your hotel.  End of our adventure!

  • Distance: 6 Km.
  • Walking Hours: 3 -4 hours
  • Low Altitude: 2040 m. / 6693 Ft.
  • High Altitude: 2650 m. / 8694 Ft.

(*) The return from Aguas Calientes will be done together with your tour guide.  Time of service to be confirmed.

DAY 15

TRANSFER HOTEL – CUSCO AIRPORT

We will pick you up from your hotel and take you to Cusco airport to take your flight back home.

Wayki Trek Team hopes you have enjoyed, as we did, this challenging adventure.  With the aim of being able to see you again soon and enjoy together another remarkable adventure.

End of service.

EXCURSIONS

  • Ballestas Islands (Boat, guide, entrances fee)
  • Nazca Lines (Transfers, over flight, pilot guide and entrances fee)
  • Arequipa city tour - Campiña (transport, transfer, guide and entrances fee)
  • Colca Canyon 2 days (bus, guide, entrances fee)
  • Titicaca Island 2D (Boat, professional guide, tickets, meals (1D, 1L, 1D) and one night of accommodation at Amantani)
  • Sacred valley (guide, entrances fee and bus)
  • Wayki Experience (Local bus, local guide, food, local activities and family bed)
  • Inca Trail 4D (Briefing, Wayki experience (optional), bus to trail head, bus from Machupicchu to Aguas Calientes, entrance fee to Inca trail and Machu Picchu, professional guide, food (04B, 03L, 03D), camp staff like porters and cooks, camp equipment (tent, foam mat, dining tent, kitchen tent, bathroom tent and radio), return train to Cusco (expedition service) and transfer to the hotel.)

TRANSPORT

  • Private transportation in the 4wd Pickup Truck to each city part of the program (Lima, Paracas, Nazca, Arequipa, Chivay (Colca), Puno, Cusco)

* The TC will be with the passenger from the pickup at your Hotel in Lima to the end of the services in Cusco. 

TRANSFERS

  • Transfer airport / hotel (Lima)
  • Throughout the trip, the passenger will have constant assistance of his Tour Conductor (in the 4wd Pickup Truck). This person will accompany the passenger during the trip. It is also a highly skilled person to provide the best assistance to our passengers.
  1. * Presence of the Tour Conductor from the pick up from your hotel in Lima until his arrival in the city of Cusco.
  • Transfer from the Hotel / airport (Cusco)

ACCOMMODATION: 15 NIGHTS

  • Lima: 01 night.
  • Nazca: 01 night.
  • Arequipa: 02 nights.
  • Chivay: 01 night.
  • Puno: 03 nights (01 night in the island).
  • Cusco: 03 nights.
  • Wayki experience: 01 night.
  • Camping: 03 nights.

 

THE PACKAGE DOES NOT INCLUDE

  • Meals in the cities.
  • Flight tickets.
  • Lunch on the last day after visiting Machu Picchu.
  • Huayna Picchu tickets.

* Please note that the estimated time to start your guided tour of the Machu Picchu Citadel is between (8:15am - 9am). However, this might be delayed due to the pace of the group and weather issues. Therefore, there is a risk of having to leave your guided tour half way to be able to make it on time for your climb to either Huayna Picchu or Machu Picchu Mountain. 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.

 
IMPORTANT: The Peru 15D service is provided in a group, if you want a private service, please contact your sales executive.  Note that this does not contemplate private service discounts.  Also, after the reservation you will be coordinating the briefing of the walk.

 

OPTIONAL SERVICES FOR THE INCA TRAIL 4D

Additional Porters

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 USD85.00 or one for up to 15 Kg. (33 pounds) for USD150.00. The Cost includes porter’s salary, porter’s entrance to Inca Trail, Machu Picchu, and food.

IMPORTANT: If you decide to use this service, the porter will carry your items till 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.

 

Personal Tent

All of the treks operated by Wayki Trek offer to passengers shared tents (Double accomodation).  However, for the 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.

 

Huayna Picchu

It 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 group.

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, the 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 extremely impressive for its' location.

The Huayna Picchu ticket costs an additional US$ 60.00 US dollars and the ticket to Machu Picchu Mountain costs an additional US$ 55.00 US dollars.

* Please note that the estimated time to start your guided tour of the Machu Picchu Citadel is between (8:15am - 9am). However, this might be delayed due to the pace of the group and weather issues. Therefore, there is a risk of having to leave your guided tour half way to be able to make it on time for your climb to either Huayna Picchu or Machu Picchu Mountain. 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 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.

IMPORTANT:
Group Service: If you stay an extra night, you automatically lose the return with your leader guide and the return with the Wayki Trek's van from Ollantaytambo train station to the city of Cusco.  For this reason, you must reprogram the return from Ollantaytambo, with our executive sales; as an additional service.
Private Service: If you stay an extra night, consider that you automatically lose the return with your leader guide.

 

Public Restrooms

WAYKI TREK offers the service of portable toilets.  If you would prefer to use the public restrooms provided by the government, they are located below, on the stops along the route:

  • Public Restrooms – Inca Trail 4D: Km 82, Family Houses on the trail, Wayllabamba, Lluclluchapampa, Warmiwañuscca, Paccaymayu, Chaquicocha, Phuyupatamarca, and Wiñaywayna.

Also, if you want to have this service exclusively for you, you may hire an extra bathroom tent; the cost of it is $ 45.00 USD for the whole trek and can be used by you and your friends.

 

Train leaving from Machu Picchu Train Station

To return by train from Machu Picchu Station, you must take into account the following:

  • Group Service: the customer will return with his trek's group and the leader guide.
  • Private Service: the customer will return with the leader guide.

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

IMPORTANT:
Group Service: If you the customer want to make an upgrade or change the departure time of your train service, you automatically lose the return with your leader guide and the return with the Wayki Trek's van from Ollantaytambo train station to the city of Cusco.  For this reason, you must re-book the return from Ollantaytambo, with our executive sales as an additional service.
Private Service: If you the customer want to make an upgrade of your train service (Train Hiram Bingham), you automatically lose the return with your leader guide.

In Wayki Trek we manage small groups in our trekking services, this way, we have a highly personalized service handled; offering greater enjoyment of tour and greater interaction among participants. It is also good to emphasize that in Wayki Trek have a high level of environmental responsibility in each of our processes.

GROUP SERVICE

*Price per person, it applies from departures starting April 1st, 2016 to December 31st, 2016. If your party is larger than 3 participants, please contact your sales representative for assistance and quotation.

OBSERVATIONS

  • SWD: Accommodation in single room (1 person)
  • DWB: Accommodation in double or twin room (2 persons)
  • Bed & Breakfast: Category Hostal in Peru.

DISCOUNTS

  • Students: Those who have the ISIC card valid, in the event that you book under a student rate with this benefit, you will need to bring the original card (not a copy) to show it at the control points throughout the Inca trail. If the card is not shown, you will be denied entry to Inca Trail as the permits purchased for you won’t be valid anymore.
  • Children: Between 7 and 17 years (at the start of the trek) pay the student rate, however they must show a copy of their passports.
  • Children under 7 years: They have a 30% discount.
  • Members of the American South Explorers: Receive USD10.00 discount.
  • Please ask for our price in case you’re coming during Holidays, because accommodation prices may vary during those dates.
IMPORTANT: Please note that the discounts ONLY applies for the 4D Inca Trail service.

CANCELLATION POLICY

Due to the strict regulations establish 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, 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.

To consider:

  • If you cancel the booking between 30 to 10 days before the start of your trip; you will be required to pay 50% of the total cost.
  • If you cancel the booking between 10 to 3 days before the start of your trip; you will be required to pay 80% of the total cost.
  • If you cancel the booking between 1 to 2 days before the start of your trip; you will be required to pay 100% of the total cost.

In the event that you decide to withdraw the trekking once it 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 had already incurred in administrative and logistic expenses for your trekking.

CERTIFICATION ISO 9001:2008 and ISO 14001:2004

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 with each step of our processes.

WAYKI EXPERIENCE

WAYKI TREK offers to 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 the 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 the “Wayki Experience” and other social work done by WAYKI TREK, many rural communities have seen a contribution to their development.

SMALL GROUP

In an effort to provide a more personalized service to our passengers, we at 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.

Private Transfers and assistance Tour Conductor

Our service in Peru 15D, the transfers between cities are made with our Private 4x4 pickup with the assistance of our Tour Conductor throughout your trip. In this way, you will have a 24/7 assistance.

SOCIAL PROJECTS

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.

AVAILABILITY

The availability of the Peru 15D is linked to the spaces for the Inca Trail, which is a reserve area that only allows the daily entrance of 500 persons as maximum (including hikers, all working as porters, cooks, and guides).  You should reserve your place as soon as possible. Sometimes the treks are booked at least 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 Peru 15D, we need your personal information which will be sent to the regulatory office. 

GROUP SIZES

At Wayki Trek we are known for having small groups in our trekking services.  For this reason, the trek that is included in Peru 15D package, is a shared/ group service, we always maintain a standard between 2-8 people per group.  We always handle this range to provide personalized service to our customers.

HOW TO BOOK

To book your Peru 15D package, we need the following information (FROM EACH PARTICIPANT):

Personal information:

1) Name of the tour:

2) Trekking starting Date:

3) Name (Include middle name):

4) Last Name:

5)Gender:

6) Birthday (DD/MM/YYYY):


7)Number of passport:

8)Passport Expiration Date:


9)Occupation:


10)If you are student (Do you have ISIC card) YES or NO


11)Nationality:


12)Email:


13)Phone Number:

14) Food Preference:

15)Allergies:

16)Medical Requirement:

17)Adittional Services:

Deposit:  In order to confirm a space (Permit) for the Inca Trail part of the Peru 15D, a deposit of USD 400.00 per person is required.  (Depending on the method chosen to make the deposit, the transaction fee is not included).

TO MAKE THE DEPOSIT

PAYPAL

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: leocusi@waykitrek.net

 

WESTERN UNION

In case you decide to use Western Union (http://www.westernunion.com), you will need the following information:

RECEIVER:

Name: GORKI

Paternal name: DALENS

Maternal name: PAUCAR

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.

 

PAYMENT CONDITIONS:

  • In order to guarantee your participation in the 15D Peru package, you need to send us your deposit.  Otherwise we can NOT guarantee the service.
  • The amount of the deposit does not include any fee or tax for this transaction.
  • Once you send your deposit, please send us the confirmation receipt or MTCN in order to confirm your booking, otherwise we will not be responsible of your Inca Trail space.
  • The deposit is NOT refundable, once you send us your information along with it, we immediately purchase your permit to the Inca Trail.
  • The last payment will be made at our Cusco office, after your briefing. Please note that we only take cash.

DOCUMENTATION

Passport

If you have reserved the service with your old Passport and then you have renewed it and obtained another, you will most likely 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.

IMPORTANT: If you do not bring your passport, you won’t be allowed in the trail.  Also, if you bring your new passport and failed to inform us and this information was not updated, you won’t be allowed in the Inca Trail or Machu Picchu.

Student with ISIC card

Those passengers who booked their trip using the discounted price for ISIC Student Holders must bring their original and valid CIIU card (not a copy, and not expired).  This document must be shown at the Inca Trail Control Gate.  Unfortunately, if you do not bring your card, you will be denied entry to the Inca Trail as the permits won’t be valid without your card.

HEALTH

Medical Considerations

If you have any 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 circumstances 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.  It is especially recommended to drink hot drinks 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.  While adjusting to the altitude there is a general rule to follow: eat what is necessary and drink plenty of liquids.

Health restrictions and medication

It is very important that passengers, before making the trip, advise your sales consultant if they have any medical restrictions: allergies, special diet, medications you are taking, health problems, or any item that has to be taken into account in order to make your journey much more pleasant and to have no concerns.

WHAT TO PACK FOR THE TREK

Take only whatever it is necessary for the trek and leave the rest at the hotel.

  • A Hiking/trekking Backpack (50 liters capacity).
  • A sleeping Bag that can resist preferably up to -5 Celsius minimum.  It can be synthetic or feather.  If you do not have one, you can rent it from Wayki Trek as well.
  • Hiking Poles with rubber tips.  You can bring your own or rent them from WAYKI TREK.
  • Trekking Clothing: Trekking Shoes, Raingear/waterproof clothes (pants, shorts, rain jacket), t-shirts, light sweater, and clothes to rest in once at the camp.  Sleepwear, socks, sandals, hat, sunglasses, and underwear.  In regards to the clothing to rest in once at the camp, it should be made of cotton so it can warm up, at least during the first two nights. Also a thicker sweater for the night. During the day time, it is better to use the raingear or clothing that is waterproof.
  • 3 plastic bags to separate your clothes: clean, wet, dirty, and others.
  • If you stay one night in Aguas Calientes: Please bring with you a clean set of clothes to wear after the trek.  Also, you can bring along swimwear and towels if you decide to visit the hot springs in Aguas Calientes.
  • Personal Hygiene: Bring enough for the whole duration of the trek.  Towel for camping, bar soap, toothpaste, toothbrush, wet wipes, and antibacterial gel.
  • Medicine: If you are taking any medications, please bring them with you.  It is also recommended to bring some over the counter medicine for the altitude sickness (Coramina, Aspirina, Diamox, Sorojchi, Acetazolamida).  It is also suggested to bring Anti Blister Gel to avoid getting blisters on your feet and being unable to continue your trek.
  • Flashlight LED auto rechargeable.  It will be used every night in the campsites.  This type of Flashlight won’t damage the environment as it is auto rechargeable.
  • Digital Camera with an external memory (2-4 Gb) (Optional).
  • Sunglasses with UV protection.
  • Sun Block SPF 60 (UVA-UVB) waterproof and sport.
  •  Waterproof Insect Repellent in lotion. No Spray
  • Swiss Army Knife.
  • Water bottle made of flexible plastic brand Platypus. This type of bottle is very easy to carry and does not take up a lot of space.  At the same time, they help in our effort to protect the environment.  WAYKI TREK will be refilling water throughout all of the trek.
  • Extra money to buy some beverages during the trek (optional). Also, if you decide to stay one night in Aguas Calientes, you will need to have cash with you as the ATMs in the area quickly run out of money due to the amount of tourists.  If you just wish to have lunch in Aguas Calientes it is also advisable to bring cash.  For all transactions we suggest to bring local currency (Peruvian Nuevos Soles).

RULES TO FOLLOW DURING THE TREK

  • Before the start of the trek (Km 82), we will go through a control point where you will have to show the passport that was used to make the booking of the trail. All of the information must match the information on the permits.  This will be verified by government staff.  Only after this verification is done, will you be granted access to the Inca Trail.  In the event that information does not match their and our records, you will be denied entry. (Ministry of culture regulation).
  • if you have made your booking with an old passport and then you have obtained a new one with a different number, please contact WAYKI TREK as soon as possible to modify this information.  This procedure has to be done no later than 1 week prior your trip.  Otherwise the modification will have a penalty fee and will generate a big inconvenience to change it at the very last minute.
  • Every section of the trail is marked as to show our trekkers the route where they must remain.  This is done with the purpose to protect the environment of the area.  If you become curious about specific area outside of the marked one, please reach out to your tour guide before.
  • The campsites are determined beforehand by the government.  These are also mentioned in the permits or admission tickets that you will receive.  We must adhere with the regulations and respect fellow trekkers avoiding unruly behavior.
  • Please deposit all garbage in the containers located in each campsite.  If you had the need to dispose of any kind of garbage during the trek please advise the porters as they carry a plastic bag for this purpose.
  • Bonfires are strictly PROHIBITED by government regulation.  The area where the Inca trail is a very vulnerable ecosystem and has suffered several fires in years past that have greatly damaged some areas of the trail.  We want to avoid similar incidents from happening again.
  • It is also FORBIDDEN to climb or attempt to climb any walls on the archeological sites, pick up flowers that are indigenous to the area, hunt animals, or take stones from the archeological sites.  This type of behavior will be prosecuted by the local authorities and the government.
  • Firearms are prohibited on the trail. It is also prohibited to take, carry, or possess alcoholic beverages while on the trail.  At the entrance of the Inca trail, during the first control point you and your belongings will be inspected to guarantee that said items do not enter the trail.  We must also respect other fellow trekkers doing the route and the trail itself as the area is a historic sanctuary.
  • In the event of an emergency, please reach out immediately to your tour guide, or to any Inca Trail staff located along the route.  They can assist you in any type of emergency.
  • The tour guide MUST follow the company policy in regards of treatment of passengers and assistance.  Which was previously agreed from both parts.
  • The trail is pretty safe, however you must follow the instructions given by your tour guide and ALWAYS BE ALERT.  There are sections of the trail which are 3 meters wide and then there are others very narrow.  Along the trail, you will see mountains, deep valleys, rivers, e.g. this natural trail is a very beautiful place.  If you’d like to stop to contemplate the landscape and scenery, you must come to a complete stop, and then continue with the trek.

For more information about the recommendations for this Trek, download our PDF: IMPORTANT INFORMATION IT4D

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