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Lllactapata Trek to Machu Picchu – 3 Days / 2 Nights

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LLACTAPATA TREK TO MACHU PICCHU 3 Days / 2 Nights

Llactapata Trek is one of the highlights of Salkantay Trek and an original Inca trail that takes you to the Inca site of Llactapata from where you have a beautiful view of Machu Picchu from a different angle. You also have the opportunity to see the surrounding mountains like Machupicchu Mountain, Huaynapicchu, Salkantay Mountain, and the beautiful canyon of the Urubamba River, this trek was adapted very well for those people who like nature and mountains but do not want to take the risk of being too high in the mountains and maybe you are afraid of suffering from altitude sickness as this trek takes you between 1800m to 2700m and you do not need to be well acclimatized to the altitude.

This is a new program that takes you to enjoy the best of the jungle area in Cusco, you will have the opportunity to walk in the jungle area located at the back of Machu Picchu with a lot of coffee, coca and fruit plantations growing in the area, you will also enjoy the spectacular hot springs of Santa Teresa – Cocalmayo and finally, you will visit Machu Picchu. Get the best deal to hike and know Machu Picchu our prices are the best to see the most iconic archaeological site in South America, enjoy the beauty of the jungle area of Machu Picchu.

Prices: The price of your 3-day Llactapata trek depends on how you wish to return to Cusco after visiting Machu Picchu and if you meet the Peruvian requirements for a student discount (more information below).

Highlights

from $ 100.00
3 días
Trip Style:
Hiking
Dificulty Level:
Easy
Group Size:
Total Hiking Distance:
Meals:
B, D, L
Departures:
Trip Starts in:
Cusco
Places to Visit:

TRIP ITINERARY

The meeting point in Cusco is at 7:30 am at the Machu Picchu Reservation Office to take the car to Santa Teresa for 6 hours where you will meet the trekking guide then enjoy a delicious lunch after going to settle in the tents. and then head to the Cocalmayo hot springs where you will relax for about 2 to 2.5 hours then return to the camp to enjoy dinner and then go to sleep.

Llactapata is an Inca ruin located along the Salkantay trail, which you will have the opportunity to visit on the fourth day.

From Llactapata, you will capture a beautiful view of Machu Picchu from a unique angle. For this beautiful hike, we will start with an early breakfast, around 5:30 am, before taking the local transportation for 45 minutes to Lucmabamba. Upon arrival, we will begin the 3-hour uphill hike along the original Inca trail until we reach the Inca ruins of Llactapata. You will have plenty of time at Llactapata to enjoy the views of Machu Picchu and Huayna Picchu mountain, and if the weather is good, you will catch another glimpse of Salkantay mountain.

We will then walk downhill for 2 hours, arriving at Hidroelectrical for a nutritious lunch and a well-deserved rest. The final part of the trek is a 3-hour walk along the train tracks to Aguas Calientes.

Once you arrive at the small village, we will take you to your lodge where you can shower and rest before our final dinner at 7:00 pm at a local restaurant. After dinner, we will head to bed, eager for our last day and final reward: Machu Picchu.

Finally, our tour ends with a visit to the impressive Machu Picchu. You will wake up around 4:00 am to prepare for the hike to the main entrance of Machu Picchu. Each person will be given a packed breakfast and we will begin the 30-minute walk to the Puente Ruinas checkpoint where you will need to show your passport, Machu Picchu ticket, and student ID if applicable. After passing the first checkpoint, we will climb the stairs for about an hour to reach the main gate of Machu Picchu at 6:00 am. Once everyone gathers at the gate, we enter Machu Picchu and begin our 2.5 hour guided tour of the infamous ruins, where you will learn all about The Lost City of the Incas. After the guided tour, you will have free time to explore Machu Picchu on your own. The time you will spend in Machu Picchu will depend on how you are returning to Cusco (train or car) and whether or not you wish to climb Machu Picchu Mountain or Huayna Picchu Mountain, which must be booked in advance.

We offer you two options to return to Cusco:

BY TRAIN: The train is a beautiful way to return to Cusco and also allows you more time (about 7-8 hours) to visit Machu Picchu. If you plan to hike Huaynapicchu or Machu Picchu mountain, we strongly recommend that you take the train, as these hikes require a minimum of 3 hours to complete. You should return to Aguas Calientes in time for your train at 6:20 pm. You may want to give yourself extra time, as some people like to explore the town. You will travel by train for approximately 1.5 hours to Ollantaytambo, where you will then change to a car and finish the last 2 hours of the trip, arriving in Cusco around 10:30 pm.

BY CAR: Returning to Cusco by car is a more economical option for those on a tight budget. However, keep in mind that with this option you will have less time to explore Machu Picchu, and if you plan to hike Huaynapicchu or Machu Picchu Mountain, you will have very little time. Returning to Cusco by car is a longer trip (a 6-hour trip in total), as there are no roads leading to Aguas Calientes and the driver must take a longer return route. If you are taking a car back, you will need to leave Machu Picchu at 12:00 a.m. and take the 3-hour hike back to Hidroeléctrica, where you will meet the car at 3:00 p.m. If you are considering this option and planning to hike Huaynapicchu or Machu Picchu Mountain, we recommend that you stay an extra night in Aguas Calientes and return to Cusco by car on the 6th day so that you can fully enjoy the experience.

Inclusions

Included

  • Transportation from Cusco to Santa Teresa
  • Entrance ticket to Machu Picchu.
  • A briefing prior to the departure of Llactapata Trek.
  • A duffel bag to pack 7 kilos of your belongings will be transported by the trekking staff.
  • Professional English/Spanish speaking guides.
  • Guided visit to Machu Picchu.
  • 1 night camping.
  • 1 night in hostel in Aguas Calientes
  • 2 breakfasts
  • 2 lunches
  • 2 dinners
  • Transportation from Santa Teresa to the Llactapata trailhead
  • Personal camping pad (double foam – 2.5 inches thick)
  • Professional chef and cooking equipment.
  • Transportation back to Cusco – by train (6:20 pm / 7:00 pm in Aguas Calientes) or by car (3:00 pm in
  • Hidroeléctrica)
  • Vegetarian / vegan options are available upon request at no extra charge.
  • First aid kit and oxygen bottle for emergencies.

Not Included

  • Sacos de dormir: ofrecemos alquileres por $ 10 USD
  • La entrada y el transporte a las aguas termales (20 a 25 soles).
  • Seguro de viaje
  • Gastos extras, propinas, gratificaciones, etc.

Optional add-ons:

Optional Upgrades:

  • Entrance ticket to Huayna Picchu – $ 20 USD – check availability: www.machupicchu.gob.pe
  • Entrance ticket to Machu Picchu Mountain – $ 20 USD – check availability: www.machupicchu.gob.pe
  • Sleeping bag for the whole trek – $ 10 USD
  • A pair of walking sticks – $ 10 USD
  • Upgrade to Vistadome train (Panoramic Train) – $ 25 USD

Recomendations

List of things to bring to the Llactapata Trek 3 Days

  • Passport
  • Backpack to carry water, snacks, camera, sunscreen, valuables, jacket, etc.
  • Sleeping bag with a minimum rating of minus 5 cº (we provide rentals if you don’t have one)
  • Trekking poles for anyone with knee or ankle problems or who is used to using hiking poles (we
  • provide rentals if you don’t have one)
  • Wool hat or cap
  • sun hat
  • 2-3 t-shirts (long sleeved t-shirts are best)
  • 1-2 pairs of long pants (leggings are fine)
  • Hiking shoes
  • 2-3 pairs of wool socks
  • Rain gear: pants, jacket, poncho (rain gear is crucial, especially in the rainy season. You can buy a poncho if you don’t have one).
  • A small towel
  • Shorts
  • Sunglasses
  • Water bottle
  • Toothbrush and other personal toiletries.
  • Toilet paper
  • Sunscreen
  • Insect repellent
  • Sandals and Flip Flops
  • Bathing suits
  • Some snacks such as chocolate, cereal bars, candies, dried fruits, energy bars, etc.
  • Extra money in soles

Remember We provide you with a duffel bag so you can pack 7 kilos of luggage that will be transported by horses. You get the duffel bags the night before the trek at the briefing. DOCUMENTS TO TAKE WITH YOU

Original passport: Your student ID: if you book the tour as a student, this is important, you will need to prove your student status at the Machu Picchu checkpoint!

ADITIONAL OPTIONS

Optional Upgrades:

  • Entrance ticket to Huayna Picchu – $ 20 USD – check availability: www.machupicchu.gob.pe
  • Entrance ticket to Machu Picchu Mountain – $ 20 USD – check availability: www.machupicchu.gob.pe
  • Sleeping bag for the whole trek – $ 10 USD
  • A pair of walking sticks – $ 10 USD
  • Upgrade to Vistadome train (Panoramic Train) – $ 25 USD

Notes

LLACTAPATA TREK TO MACHU PICCHU 3 Days

Llactapata Trek is one of the highlights of Salkantay Trek and an original Inca trail that takes you to the Inca site of Llactapata from where you have a beautiful view of Machu Picchu from a different angle. You also have the opportunity to see the surrounding mountains like Machupicchu Mountain, Huaynapicchu, Salkantay Mountain and the beautiful canyon of the Urubamba River, this trek was adapted very well for those people who like nature and mountains but do not want to take the risk of being too high in the mountains and maybe you are afraid of suffering from altitude sickness as this trek takes you between 1800m to 2700m and you do not need to be well acclimatized to the altitude.

This is a new program that takes you to enjoy the best of the jungle area in Cusco, you will have the opportunity to walk in the jungle area located at the back of Machu Picchu with a lot of coffee, coca and fruit plantations growing in the area, you will also enjoy the spectacular hot springs of Santa Teresa – Cocalmayo and finally you will visit Machu Picchu. Get the best deal to hike and know Machu Picchu our prices are the best to see the most iconic archaeological site in South America, enjoy the beauty of the jungle area of Machu Picchu.

Prices: The price of your 3-day Llactapata trek depends on how you wish to return to Cusco after visiting Machu Picchu and if you meet the Peruvian requirements for a student discount (more information below).

BY CAR:

  • Student: $140 US Dollar
  • Adult: $ 160 US Dollar

BY TRAIN:

  • Student: $ 220 US Dollars
  • Adult: $ 240 dollars

STUDENT DISCOUNTS: If you are a student, you may be eligible for a $20 USD discount. However, you must comply with Peruvian government requirements, as the discount is applied to the cost of your Machu Picchu ticket and is not something we can negotiate. To receive the discount, you must send us a photo of both sides of your STUDENT CARD and a photo of your PASSPORT. It must be an original student card, issued by the university in PVC material and include information from the university, personal information of the student, photo of the student, expiration date valid for one year only, and it must coincide with the year the student visits Machu Picchu. You must also bring the card and verify it at the Machu Picchu checkpoint. The discount only applies to students 25 years of age or younger. ISIC cards are not valid for the discount.

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