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Luxury Inca Trail with daily massages & white glove service? That's just the beginning.

Join us on a private hike to Machu Picchu, done differently.


PRIVATE LUXURY INCA TRAIL TO MACHU PICCHU WITH SATED VENTURES


INCLUDES: A private, hand-crafted and fully personalized Luxury trek from start to finish with 3 nights of ultra-luxury camping.


Professional english-speaking tour guide and All overland private transportation.


Specialized massage therapists for every camping night.


All meals cooked on the spot by our well-trained chef with fresh ingredients

Private Chef, chef assistant and waiter


Fully trained porters from local communities to carry all luggage & equipment, plus a Private extra porter for your personal stuff with Duffle bags for your belongings


Bedroom tent: Eureka Copper Canyon (maximum of triple use) Air mattress and camping cot. Bed duvets, sleeping bags, cotton sheets, blankets, pillows, cotton and silk robes.


Dining tent and chairs: Eureka Copper Canyon, Kingcamp KC 2808 chairs. Porcelain or ceramic crockery, glassware and unique stone or wood plates. First aid kit and oxygen bottle.


Hot Shower Tent: Light Speed including cotton towels for body, face and hands.

Portable chemical toilet: Cleanwaste toilet system and toiletries.


All entrance fees and permits required. All the required Peruvian taxes (IGV)


HIKE ITINERARY:


DAY 1 :

Ollantaytambo - Patallaqta

From your hotel, you’ll travel by road to the historic, picturesque town of Ollantaytambo, built by the Inca Emperor Pachacuti. You will have time to do some last-minute shopping before starting the trek. The first stop will be the Piscacucho community at km 82 of the railroad to Machu Picchu, the starting point of our hiking adventure.


The first part of the day will take us hiking for about 2.5 hours alongside the Urubamba River and its astounding landscapes. We will start walking on the opposite side of the river, avoiding the crowds of the classic route, and taking the chance to explore less visited archaeological sites like Salapunku. Before crossing the river at Km 88, we will find the perfect spot to enjoy a delicious picnic lunch.


We’ll cross over the bridge to the other side of the Urubamba River and start hiking up near agricultural terraces with spectacular views of the river passing along the Qoriwayrachina archaeological site. As we arrive at Patallaqta, an impressive Inca complex, we will take some time to explore the place while our crew prepares the camp for the night. Patallaqta is a lesser-used camp, so we will have space to enjoy ourselves and relax or to break the ice with the crew and learn about the local customs and the role and importance of porters on the Inca Trail.


Day Length: 9 km

Hiking Time: 5-6 hours

Highest Point: 2690 masl.

Lowest Point: 2484 masl.

Difficulty: Medium

DAY 2:

Patallaqta – Llulluchapampa

We will wake up at dawn with a stunning view of the archeological site of Patallaqta. After an energizing breakfast, we will start the ascent to Huayllabamba valley behind the other groups that usually camp higher up the valley. Today we will walk through an Andean gorge surrounded by ancient native trees like Qeuñas, Unqas, and Chachacomos.


The first part of the day takes us to Ayapata, where we will have a recovering lunch accompanied by dense vegetation and forest peace. After lunch, the ascent continues until we arrive at Llulluchapampa, our campsite. With recharged energies, we will enjoy the rest of the afternoon at the camp with the company of the crew.


Take some time to interact with them and learn more about the way of living in the mountains. Some crew members like to play soccer on a natural soccer field at 3900 masl. - you are welcome to join them!


On this magnificent location and with the view of Mount Huayanay, we’ll take part in an Andean ceremony to express our gratitude to Mother Earth and ask the Apus (spirits of the sacred mountains) for permission and protection during the ascent to the highest altitude pass (Warmiwañusca) next morning. Finally, we’ll have our briefing for the following day as we enjoy a delicious local dinner.


Day Length: 9 km

Hiking Time: 5-6 hours

Highest Point: 2590 masl.

Lowest Point: 3780 masl.

Difficulty: Advanced

DAY 3 :

Llulluchapampa – Phuyupatamarca

On our third day, we’ll be challenging ourselves by hiking over altitude passes, walking through cloud forests, and visiting Inca archeological sites along the way.


We start ascending to our first and highest pass of the route called Warmiwañusca (4,215 masl./13,829 ft.), where you’ll find spectacular views of the Vilcabamba and Vilcanota mountain ranges. We’ll then continue the hike down to Pacaymayo and ascend back to the second pass, Runcuracay (4,000 masl.) - a little lower than the first one. We then hike down for about one hour to Sayaqmarca complex and take some time to explore it before continuing the journey towards Chaquicocha, where we’ll enjoy a tasty lunch and recover some energy.


Finally, we’ll go a little further to Phuyupatamarca, arriving at the place where we’ll set up camp (3,750 masl. / 12,303 ft), rest, and enjoy a tasty well-deserved meal. This campsite is our favorite since it offers a doubtlessly stunning view of the mountains, the river at the bottom and the clouds below us. Plus, there are much fewer people camping here. Day 3 is the most challenging day of the route. Well done!


Day Length: 10.5 km

Hiking Time: 8-9 hours

Highest Point: 4215 masl.

Lowest Point: 3340 masl.

Difficulty: Challenging

DAY 4:

Phuyupatamarca – Machu Picchu

We start our final day early in the morning with a tasty breakfast, surrounded by unforgettable scenery, before taking the trail to Wiñaywayna, an Inca agricultural site with impressive terraces between the mountains and the valley. From there, we will continue towards the famous Inti Punku, or the Sun Gate, where you will get your first look at the historic Inca sanctuary of Machu Picchu. It’s an exhilarating sight.

After some minutes of walking, you will enter the Sanctuary, and your guide will share an introduction to the history, organization, and mysteries of this world-famous place. We’ll take a break to enjoy lunch outside the citadel to return reenergized to explore its incredible buildings and terraces and meet photogenic alpacas while admiring the stunning backdrop of Huayna Picchu Mountain.


After soaking up the magical energy (with plenty of photographs to show), we’ll head down to Machu Picchu Pueblo, where we’ll have some spare time to walk around the town. Overnight at Inkaterra Machu Picchu Pueblo


Day Length: 9 km

Hiking Time: 5-6 hours

Highest Point: 3641 masl.

Lowest Point: 2400 masl.

Difficulty: Medium


DAY 5: Machu Picchu - Cuzco

Sunrise return to the citadel for an opportunity to climb Huayna Picchu with your private local guide. Then visit Machu Picchu citadel to soak in the last beautiful views before enjoying a gourmet lunch at the Sanctuary Lodge nearby. Tonight, board the luxury Hiram Bingham dinner train to Cuzco. Continue with your travel plans.

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